Sunday, April 30, 2017

The 12 Kits of Occasions - April 2017

Welcome to The 12 Kits of Occasions! Our April 2017 kit,"Hello Friend', comes by way of our hostess-with-the-mostest, Sharron! It's full of amazing patterned papers, and a plethora of stamped/die cut images from Papertrey Ink, Mama Elephant, MFT, SSS and much more. This 'friend' themed kit has SO many fantastic ingredients, all of which can be found HERE on the 12 Kits blog!
I've only touched the surface of this fabulous kit, and have a bit more up my sleeve (especially after seeing all of the inspiration from my teammates). Lots of color, fabulous embellishments, and many outlined images. And.... love, love all of those beautiful succulents! 
Be sure to hop around to see ALL of the projects from the fabulous DT, and our guest designer, Marcia Hill!


Want to win a kit so you can participate in our May reveal??

Birgit, our newest member, has put together her very first kit and is offering one to a lucky winner. Please leave a comment on The 12 Kits of Occasions blog by 11:59 p.m. on May 12th. This contest is open to US/Canada residents only, and you must include a valid email in your post to win. Good luck to everyone!

Thursday, April 27, 2017

The Fusion Challenge - Musical Butterfly

Happy Thursday and welcome to the newest Fusion Challenge-'Musical Butterfly'. A beautiful rainbow of color, a lovely butterfly and the perfect sketch is a fabulous combination. What more could one ask for?
I've chosen a fusion of sketch and photo, with a few musical notes and an array of color on a cream/black canvas.
The DT has some amazing inspiration! So...... be sure to HOP on over and join the party.
When playing along you may use the sketch OR the photo as you jumping off point. OR, if you are feeling super duper clever, you can fuse 'em together! 

We hope that you'll join in at the Fusion Card Challenge and will enjoy all of the loveliness from the DT and the always amazing gallery!


1. Play with just the sketch challenge.
2. Play with just the inspiration photo challenge.
3. Or you can create FUSION by combining BOTH challenges into one card.
4. Use the challenge graphic and link back to Fusion in your post.

Please visit our FACEBOOK page and LIKE it so you can be part of the fun there too!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Papertrey Ink: 2017 Anniversary Set-Grand Finale

Just a little bit more April inspiration from Papertrey Ink, highlighting the fabulous 2017 Anniversary set, 'Grand Finale'!. The three beautiful leafy frames are the stars of this stamp set, not to mention the plethora of pretty petite florals and amazing sentiments. There are SO many designs options with Grand Finale..... mixing and matching to your heart's content.

I've used lots of white and bright here, with a base of leafy gray (and a bit of fussy cutting). Just SO many pretty florals to play with that I could not decide which should take the lead. And, oh, you should see my messy desk - just full of pretty posies ready for the next project.

Many thanks for stopping in the take a peek!
And......the DT has me swooning over their lovely creations, so be sure to take look at Nichole's blog for additional Grand Finale inspiration!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

CAS(E) this Sketch #218

Happy Thursday and welcome to CTS #218! N@Ali has created a beautiful sketch..... clean and simple perfection in every way. Take a peek at what the DT has come up with - you're sure to be inspired!
Lots of white space and some bold and bright colors help to create this crisp and clean birthday card. And, yay, another for the 'boy card' stash, because I never, ever have enough of those! Although, this would be lovely in some more feminine colors too. Pink? Shades of lavender? Hmmm.
We hope that you'll get busy and add to the always fabulous CAS(E) this Sketch gallery!
P.S. - A warm welcome to our fantastic GD, Carol!!

More Papertrey April Release - Quoted: Start Again

Good Morning and welcome back for a bit more inspiration from Papertrey Ink's April release! Today I'm featuring the lovely Quoted: Start Again stamp - beautiful fonts and florals,  and a lovely quote too!

Vintage Cream provides the smooth backdrop and helps to highlight the beautiful banner, bright flowers and the pretty scalloped tag. Although I've used only a portion of this perfect quotation, the heartfelt message remains.

Many thanks for taking a peek today!
P.S. - There's SO much more inspiration from the Papertrey April release on Nichole's blog, so be sure to take a look!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

More Papertrey April Release: Way to Say: Birthday, Flower Mandalas II

Yay! It's day number four and time for more Papertrey Ink post-release inspiration using Ways to Say: Birthday and the beautiful dies from Flower Mandalas II - ALL from the April 2017 release!

Lots of white (and bright!) on this cheerful card.....appropriate for any birthday girl OR boy! There's a bit of additional dimension in the frame (MIM: Shakers & Sprinkles rectangle die collection) and the embossed horizontal lines. Oh.... and a few sequins for added sparkle!

Next up is the lovely Flower Mandalas II. I've used soft gray, green and pink to create this pretty tag, which  is decorating my Mother's day gift. Yay for me - done a bit early this year!. With all of the  floral pieces in Flower Mandalas II (and Flower Mandalas I!)  there's a plethora of combinations (shape, color, dimension, etc.), making the design possibilities endless!

Many thanks for taking a peek today!
P.S. - Lots more inspiration from the Papertrey April release on Nichole's blog, so be sure to take a look!

Monday, April 17, 2017

More Papertrey April Release: Made with Love, MIM: Lovely Lace

Welcome! It is Day 2 of additional projects using the NEW Papertrey Ink April release stamps and dies! SO.... lots more ideas comin' your way!
Today I am sharing a few projects using the amazing Made With Love stamp set and dies, and also the Make It Market mini kit: Lovely Lace!

First up is the beautiful Made with Love set, which helps to create a bevy of beautiful tags for almost any homemade goodie. I can imagine so many uses for this set..... pretty packaging for our homemade salsa, fresh cucumbers from the garden or those baked/made with love treats!
I've put together a little mini set of gift cards using the Made With Love stamps (and coordinating Tag 1 die), a MIM: Don't Forget to Write 4" square card die and Gran's Garden stamps and dies. Some 4.5" cream envelopes and a bit twine tied it all together!

Next up is the beautiful Make It Market mini kit: Lovely Lace. SO MANY amazing elements in this kit - stamps, stencils, patterned papers, dies. It's the whole kit and caboodle, I tell 'ya! 
I've kept it quite simple with a soft green palette (love the linen texture of the patterned papers!) and the pretty lace details. 

Many thanks for taking a peek today!
P.S. - Lots of additional inspiration from Betsy, Dawn, Lizzie, Melissa, Stephanie, Heather and Wanda too!