12 Kits of Occasions {July} + A Giveaway

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

This month we are celebrating birthdays!
Christina's kit came at the perfect time for me because I know so many people with birthdays in July, August, and September.  This kit was full of fun products I 've wanted to try, like the Wplus9 cupcakes and the adorable Memory Box lanterns.

How fun?
I love the idea of opening a small envelope and out pops balloons, sequins, and stars!
I've already used this card for a little boy who's turning 1!

This is my idea of celebrating...anything sweet!

Christina sent so many beautiful papers.  I wanted to use a lot of them, on one card.
That's not something that I do well, but I know someone who does.
Her name is Stacey, and she makes the most beautiful cards.  You have probably seen in her in The File once or twice {OK, a lot}!
I used this card of hers to guide my design and I love it!

This one is fun!
Sort of makes me thing of opening up a bottle of bubbly at an outdoor party that has festive lanterns strung up!!

This cupcake, all glittered up, is my favorite from this month.
To see the full card and to be entered into the GIVEAWAY hosted by Christina,  
visit the new 12 Kits Of Occasions Blog
Each month you will find one card from several of the ladies; their favorite!
You will also find a detailed list of the kit contents.
Can you tell I really loved this kit?
Check out what all of the other ladies have made with theirs.
I can't wait to see myself!


Plaid Party Balloons

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Good Morning!
On Instagram the other night, I shared a sheet of glittered plaid I made using various widths of scor-tape and glitter.  It was fun to make, but man did I have a glittery mess on my hands!
Yesterday, I decided to die cut balloons using this glittery sheet.
I think they are so fun and festive!

 So glad you stopped by!

Cardstock: PTI Kraft, White, Hawaiian Shores
Stamps: PTI Birthday Style
Ink: Versafine Onyx
Dies: PTI Birthday Style
Other: Scor-Tape, MS Glitter, Wood Veneer Stars

12 Kits Sneak Peek

Monday, July 29, 2013

The last day of the month is almost here!  That's the day we reveal what we have done with the kit we have received.  This month's fabulous kit was put together by Christina.  We thought it would be fun to share an early peek at what was in the kit.  Head on over to The 12 Kits of Occasions blog.
Our group has evolved over the last few years and we have a lot of fun changes happening!

{View previous month's kit posts here}


Love You More

Monday, July 29, 2013

This card reminds me of the Empire State Building which seems fitting since people often profess their  love there in one way or another.  This was not intentional, but I kind of like the connection.
I knew I wanted to use patterned paper strips for this sketch.  Once applied, I decided I didn't want to cover up all of that pretty paper.  I thought I could stamp on it and that would be cool, but I was so nervous because I had already made the entire card, with the exception of the sequins.
I went for it and it stamped perfectly.  I've got to hand it to that Versafine Onyx ink. 
 That stuff is the best!
Have you stamped with other Versafine ink colors?
What did you think of them?

Cardstock: PTI Aqua Mist, White
Paper: My Mind's Eye
Stamps: WP9 Love You More
Ink: Versafine Onyx
Other: Sequins

Trendy Triangles

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Good Morning!
How are you?

 I made this stamped piece quite awhile ago and couldn't bear to cut it up.
I finally had enough time to accept the fact that I didn't want to use the
whole piece on a card.  
It had to be cut!
I figured the Moxie Fab Trendy Triangle challenge 
was a good a reason as any to finally do it.

It didn't even hurt...that much;)
Thanks for stopping by!

Cardstock: PTI White, Black, Vellum
Stamps: ME Trifecta, PTI Movers and Shakers
Ink: PTI, Versafine Onyx
Dies: Lil Inker Small Bow, Pinking Shear Border
Other: MME Enamel Dots

Monogram Staionery

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Good Morning!
This card set was fun to make.
Using a stamp from Wplus9's A Pocketful set;
I played around making some fun, graphic patterns inspired by the most recent Mood Board.



Thanks for stopping by today.
Enjoy your Saturday!

Cardstock: PTI White
Stamps: WP9 Pocketful, Folk Art Flurries
Dies: WP9 Folk Art Alpha, PTI LL Circles

Birthday Wishes {FIF#127}

Friday, July 26, 2013

I feel like it's been forever since I've made anything.
In reality it's been about a week.
Feels like forever though!
I've just been focusing my creative energy on some projects around the house.
I'm working on updating our guest room.
I found a really pretty comforter, accent pillows, and an upholstered foot of bed trunk at TJ Maxx and that started everything.  The walls are now spackled and sanded and ready for a coat of grey paint.
What are you up to?
If you're in need of a little inspiration or just some crafty eye candy
check out this week's Friday Inspiration File #127
Have an awesome weekend!

Cardstock: PTI White, Kraft
Stamps: Clearly Besotted Fancy Feathers and Make A Wish
Ink: PTI Aqua Mist, Ocean Tides, New Leaf, Kraft, Dark Chocolate
Dies: PTI Pinking Shears, Fillable Frames #10

A Gift of Gift Bags

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Hello and Happy Sunday!
As I have mentioned before, we spent several days with family at my aunt's house in Pennsylvania.
We always bring each other little gifts and things.
One of the things I brought was a bag of gift bags for my aunt.
Each bag came with tissue paper and was decorated with a card using the card hanger dies.

She loved them!
The perfect way to package up a last minute gift;
she has everything she needs.

Links to the cards above:
Pink Floral
Navy Blue
Red Friend
Red/White Stripes
Pink Birthday

Stamping with Distress Paints

Friday, July 19, 2013

Holy cow it's hot out there!
I had a few errands to run and I'm happy to be back in the AC.

Hope you're keeping cool where you are!

Cardstock: PTI White, Sweet Blush
Stamps: PTI Heart Prints
Ink: Versafine Onyx
Other: Distress Paints
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