Monday, December 30, 2013

12 Kits of Occasions December 2013

Hi everyone! Guess what? This month was MY month to host the 12 Kits of Occasions! And I got my favorite occasion...Christmas :) This year I didn't do solely Paper Smooches like last year, but you know I couldn't go without some of the adorable characters and sentiments from my favorite company :) I also added in some Mama Elephant and Lawn Fawn for a fun mix up. Sadly I just sat down to work on my cards yesterday so I didn't get as much done as I could have, but hey I've already got 5 Christmas cards done for next year! Make sure to scroll to the bottom for info on the PRIZE!! ;)
First off I couldn't resist making an "ugly" sweater, since those are so in trend. As a card this is pretty cute, though. I made it extra tacky with a huge corduroy button nose on the reindeer!
Do you like the word dies you see in this next card? Want a chance to WIN them?? Well that is this month's prize, so make sure to leave a comment ;)

Well that does it...for now! I save all my reminants from the kits and boy am I glad that I do because I was about 15 cards short this year, so I pulled out my leftovers and knocked those cards out in no time! So now I have plenty left over for next year's cards, too. Now for my supplies used:
Paper Smooches:
Warm Hearts
Christmas Sampler
Enchanted Elves
Christmas Words Die
Poinsettia Die
Lawn Fawn:
Peace, Joy, Love
Winter Bunny (and matching die)
Winter Owl (and matching die)
Winter Sparrows (and matching dies)
Mama Elephant:
Cozy Christmas
Winter Wonderland
Toy Shop
Patterned Paper:
Authentique "Crisp"
Allison Kreft Designs "Snapshots"
SEI Holiday Traditions "Houndstooth"
Allison Kreft Designs "Making Jam"
Crate Paper "Little Boy Blue Stanley"
Allison Kreft Designs " Noteworthy"
Crate Paper "Little Boy Blue Edward"
Crate Paper "Little Boy Blue Franklin"
Embossing Folders:
Stampin' Up Chevron & Woodgrain
Stampin' Up Ribbon
Various Stampin' Up buttons, clips, flowers, brads, etc.
Pearls & Bling: Recollections
Twine: The Twinery
Cardstock: PTI
Sweater Die: PTI
Ink: Stampin' Up & Memento
Okay, I think that does it on the supplies, if I missed something that you are interested in, let me know!
Now I know you may be a bit interested in that prize I mentioned! Well, here's how to get it, go visit my friends' blogs and leave them a little love, I will randomly pick a winner on Thursday and announce it on the 12 Kits blog, so make sure to check there to see if you were a winner! Good luck, and have fun viewing all their gorgeous creations :)


Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Tracey's 25 Tags of Christmas

What an honor it was when I received an email from Tracey McNeely asking me if I would be a part of her 25 Days of Christmas Tags! Tracey is sooooo sweet and talented. I am truly lucky to be a part of the 12 Kits of Occasions group with her and to be able to call her my friend :) I'm also glad that she asked me because it forced me to get into my craft room (which still has dust on it from when our house was a construction zone!). This tag was fun to make and came together pretty easily. I know that some Christmas present this year will look really cute with this tag hanging off of it!
25 Tags of Christmas
The tag die is from PTI. The tag stamp is from Mama Elephant. The sentiment, birds, leaves, and hearts are from Lawn Fawn. The patterned paper is also from Lawn Fawn. The ribbon is from PTI and the wooden snowflake is from Recollections. If you missed any of Tracey's tags you have missed out, so make sure to go back and check them out!