Monday, August 31, 2015

12 Kits of Occasions August 2015

This month was Michelle's first kit and my oh my! Not only was there a ton of fun stuff to play with, she gave us all a fun mystery challenge. She said that she put something in the kit that didn't really go with it and it was our challenge to use it. I THINK that I got it...the hanger! Although there was one other thing that I couldn't really make fit, there was a circle die cut that said "life." I tried pretty hard to use that, too, but I just couldn't make it fit. I do love a good challenge, though! It got me really in the card making mood, because as you see below I made 7 cards this month :) The hanger one is a bit unusual, but hey you try using a hanger with this kit ;) Next month is my month so I've been busy finishing up stamping, cutting, and die cutting so that I can send them out to the girls. Make sure to stop by all of their blogs to see what they've done (and see who actually used the right mystery item!).

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Friday, July 31, 2015

12 Kits of Occasions July 2015

It's Christmas in July and our kit this month came from Cathy! With stockings, birds, reindeer, and more, this kit was a lot of fun to work with. I think these might be my first Christmas cards of the year...I've got a lot to go to get ready for the holiday....5 cards down (and about 55 more to go, ahhh!) Here's what I made this month:

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Now go check out my fellow 12 kitter's blogs to see what they made with the same kit! Thanks as always for stopping by!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

12 Kits of Occasions June 2015

Hi everyone! This month is leftovers month, and what a wonderful box chock full of leftovers we all have! I started with last month's kit (which was actually still laid out on my desk!) and created two cards. Then I pulled out two other kits from this year. The butterfly card I made in particular for my niece who told me that she wants to have a butterfly birthday party and that blue and purple butterflies are her favorite :) I wish I had a chance to pull out every kit from the year (this post would have had about 40 cards!) but we are actually heading out for our vacation (by the time you read this I'll already be back :( On the first card I used my new Zig Clean Color pens that Jennifer McGuire convinced me to get. I definitely like them, but need more practice, too! Off to finish packing the camper, make sure to visit all of my talented friends and their guests this month to see what they did with all of their leftovers!

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Sunday, May 31, 2015

The 12 Kits of Occasions May 2015

Jeanne brought us the most amazing masculine kit this month. There were SO many different themes, fishing, cowboy, motorcycles, birds, deer, electronics, and the list goes on! In fact I had no idea where to start there was so much in this kit! I just started laying everything out and them some cards started falling together. You should see what is still left on my desk, several half done cards (for later) and TONS of supplies! I loved this kit. I don't have a lot of masculine sets, but since I have a house full of boys this gave me a good sampling of what I can buy in the future :) Check out what I made below and then make sure to stop by my fellow 12 Kitters blogs' and give them some loving as well. Thanks  for coming by!

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Thursday, April 30, 2015

The 12 Kits of Occasions April 2015

This month our kit came all the way from Canada! When I opened Tracey's kit I immediately smiled when I saw the bright colors and sweet little suns and clouds :) There were also two cool striped straws that I just didn't know what to do with so I'm looking forward to seeing what the other girls create with them! I think my favorite card I made is the last one because it reminds me of my own sweet "Sunny." The second card comes just at the right time for one of my coworkers who is having a tough time in her relationship, I really like that quote and I think it will mean a lot to her. I have a lot more from the kit sitting on my desk with some partial cards made, but these were the only three full ones that I had ready to share. You better believe I will be making some more soon, though! Now make sure to check out my talented friends this month as well. And one of our original 12 Kitters is back this month, Suzanne!

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The 12 Kits of Occasions March 2015

Check out this awesome country kit that Marybeth sent us this month! It's called Song of the South. Its a perfect kit for me because Phillip is always trying to get me to say that I'm a Yankee now that I live in MA. I tell him no, I lived more of my life in the south, so I'm a Southern Bell! 
I loved the red, kraft, and black color combo, the jars, and all the animals! I could have made so so much with this kit, but this month I was only able to make 3. Rest assured that you will be seeing more of this kit in the future :) My favorite is the first card. Lots of layered goodness. I'm always needing thank you cards (isn't that a great thing to be in need of?!)  and this jar/rooster card will be sure to make the recipient smile. You'll see that I used all animals, banners, and jars on my cards. Love those combos! Make sure to go visit my talented crafty friends after my blog so you can see what they created with this fabulous kit. Enjoy!

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Saturday, February 28, 2015

The 12 Kits of Occasions February 2015

Bye Bye Birdie was the theme this month...isn't that cute? Sharron did not disappoint with the many different kinds of birds in her kit! It was so much fun to choose which ones to use and believe me, I still have about 20 more birds sitting on my desk! My favorite two cards are the first two that I made, but the crane one reminds me so much of my grandma. If she were here I would love to send it to her. She used to have a crane that would come in her yard daily. She named it Liz and fed it hotdogs! It was nice to work with this kit, too, to remember that spring is right around the corner (which is hard to believe when you look out and see so much snow!). Check out my cards below and make sure to go to the 12 Kits blog to check out what all my talented crafty friends came up with! I know I will be going to check them out for sure! Thanks for stopping by :)

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