Tuesday, January 31, 2017

The 12 Kits of Occasions-January 2017!

Welcome! SO happy to have you join us at The 12 Kits of Occasions... the very first post of 2017! Lindsey is our most fabulous hostess for this month and she has fashioned a beautiful collection - full of happy colors, lovely dies and the perfect sentiments and embellishments! 
There's LOTS of news to share too. Our dear friend, Joyce, has decided to step down and we will miss her terribly! However, we have a new friend joining us as part of the 12 Kits DT, Birgit Norton!
AND.... there's more! We have TWO amazing guest designers this month - Kathy McCloskey AND Leigh Penner!

Ok. If you've made it this far there's also a bit more good news to announce... 
The fabulous Jeanne will be our hostess in March, and she will be giving away two of her "Out of This World" kits  If you'd like a chance to win, please leave a comment on the 12 Kits of Occasions blog by 11:59 pm EST on February 12.
You will find the January kit supply list of products we've used on the 2017 Supply Page.
I've got lots of beautiful bits still left from Lindsey's kit, so stay tuned for part 2! Thanks for taking a peek!

Thursday, January 26, 2017

CAS(E) this Sketch #206

Happy Thursday and welcome to CTS #206! Leigh has designed another lovely one..... and the DT's creations provide lots of variety that will surely impress/inspire.
Lil'inker Designs' 'The Little Things' was just the ticket for this card - the perfect winged birdie, a bit of foliage and a crisp sentiment. I love when one set provide all of the elements! Way less mess on my desk. However, one birdie usually begets another, and another. So there will be a few more designs to add to the stash!
We hope that you'll be inspired to play along with us at CAS(E) this Sketch #206. Can't wait to see what you've created!
P.S.- A warm welcome to our GD, EunJi!

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

PTI January 2017 Blog Hop

Blog Hop Inspiration
The beautiful photo for Papertrey Ink's January 2017 Blog Hop had me at florals and stripes (oh....and cookies)! And, as always, there's an abundance of amazing-ness in the gallery! I have a feeling there will be lots of pinning and CASE-ing goin' on here. 
Anyway.... how could I not play along? A bit of perfectly crisp b/w pp, every pink ink pad in my possession, a mix of florals (Painted Petals, Bigger Blooms) and a word die from PTI's 'Wonderful Words' were all that were required. Fortunately, there was still a bit of daylight left and just enough time for me to hop along. Many thanks for taking a peek!

Thursday, January 19, 2017

CAS(E) this Sketch #205... take two!

Three posts in one day may be just a bit excessive. But I had one more up my sleeve for CTS #205! This little A4 (3.5x5) card is right up my alley (florals, of course). However, I may have taken a few liberties with the sketch....
Some pretty pinks, Spellbinder 'Blossom' dies, little leaves from Frantic Stamper and a tiny sentiment from W&W..... CAS is always the way to go!
We hope that you'll accept the challenge and play along at CAS(E) this Sketch #205!

CAS(E) this Sketch #205

Welcome to CTS #205 and a great sketch from Chrissy! My teammates have all knocked this sketch out of the park, so be sure to take a peek, be inspired and then join in at CAS(E) this Sketch #205!
Me? Oh, this one was a challenge. This card ended up looking kinda like a Christmas/Mickey Mouse combo (and not in a good way!). But.... I've got one more in the works, so stay tuned.
Please join us in creating for CTS #205 and be sure to give a bit of love to our GD, Rebekah!

The Fusion Challenge-Australia Day

Happy Thursday and welcome to the newest Fusion Card Challenge! Such a great inspiration photo and an equally amazing sketch! There are many lovely DT projects too, so be sure to take a peek and, hopefully, be inspired to create away!
When playing along you may use the sketch OR the photo as your jumping off point. OR, if you are feeling super duper clever, you can fuse 'em together.
Thanks to all who joined in the Fusion 3rd Anniversary celebration! WOW.... SO many amazing contributions!

Unfortunately, there are no lemons or limes here! However, there are some beautiful yellows/greens and a bit of black (enamel dots, paint splatter) as an accent. Finally got to use the lovely flower from Altenew's set ('Beautiful Lady"), along with the crisp frame and stitched banners from Frantic Stamper. 

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!

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

Thursday, January 12, 2017

CAS(E) this Sketch #204

Oh, just take a peek at this pretty little floral sketch from N@Ali! The DT has some lover-ly inspiration too. Can't wait to see how you are inspired to create for CAS(E) this Sketch #204!
I borrowed this floral-filled PTI stamp set from my MIL and began to play with color. Then..... a bit of gingham pp from A Muse and a few enamel dots. A quick, CAS card - which of course turned into 4-5 more. A great sketch to boost your stash!
Please join in the fun at CTS #204 this week!
P.S. - A warm welcome to GD, Olga!

Thursday, January 5, 2017

CAS(E) this Sketch #203

Happy 2017 and welcome to CAS(E) this Sketch #203! Here's a beautiful sketch from the lovely Michele that we hope will inspire you to play along!
I love this pretty scallop die from Frantic Stamper and the floral/word dies were found in my leftovers (yikes... you should see that growing pile!). Such a pretty aqua/green combo.
P.S.-A warm welcome to our GD, Shawna!

The Fusion Challenge- Happy 3rd Anniversary!

It's a HAPPY celebration here at The Fusion Card Challenge! It's been three wonderful years of beautiful photo inspiration and amazing sketches. And we are  here to kick off 2017 with another lovely photo/sketch combination to prompt a bit of creativity.
Each member of the Fusion DT was granted the opportunity to invite a Guest Designer of their choosing for this very special celebration. So...... drumroll please! Please welcome my guest, Kelly Shirmer!

There's LOTS of inspiration to be found, with designs from the talented DT AND ALL of the special guests! So, be sure to take a peek at each and every lovely project and then join in! Use the sketch OR the photo inspiration....... OR BOTH!

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

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

The 12 Kits of Occasions-Part Deux

Happy Tuesday! Here (finally) are my 
remaining 12 Kits projects.... using some 
of the black, white and shimmery gold
and copper papers and elements from the 12 Kits of Occasions December kit! 
Jessica included many beautiful patterned 
papers in her kit (all December supplies can 
be found here)!  But I'm helpless when it comes to photographing these metallics....SO pretty IRL.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

The 12 Kits of Occasions - December 2016!

Welcome to The 12 Kits of Occasions..... the December 2016 edition! Jessica, of The Paper Parade, is our most generous hostess and her beautiful kit provides papers, dies and embellishments AND creative incentive for all of those post-holiday (or any other time of year too) thank you notes!
Please accept apologies for my tardiness in posting my 12 Kits/Dec.2016 projects. My holiday hiatus was never intended to last quite this long (continuing technical difficulties... SO frustrating!).

I've got a few more comin' from this lovely kit! In the meantime, please take a look at all of the amazing projects from the oh so talented 12 Kits Design Team. 
Happy New Year and many, many thanks for taking a peek!