12 Kits Of Occasions {November 2013}

Saturday, November 30, 2013

It's time to share this month's 12 Kits of Occasions with you!
I love this kit from Kelly.
Not only was I able to make several cards and tags, but it was the inspiration for the 'theme' of my gift wrap this year.  I like to change it a little each year.  Last year was silver and red.  This year something completely different, kraft and gray/silver.  You'll see as you get towards the end of this post.  This month we not only have a special guest, but also a giveaway.
The special guest designer is Karen Stein!
I don't know Karen so I'm excited to check out her blog and get to know her a little bit.
To win an Echo Park paper pad from this kit visit the 12 Kits blog to enter!



I love that even though the papers I used are gray, black, and white, there is still some green and red peeking out from underneath!  All of my tags and gift wrapped packages have been spritzed with shimmer spray and have a wonderful shine to them!

Don't forget to see what everyone else has created and enter the giveaway here!
Do you have a theme for your wrap each year!


For a full supply list visit the 12 Kits Blog
Supplies used not included in the kit:
PTI Tag Sale Dies, Love Lives Here Christmas Dies, Holiday Treats Stamp Set
Lil Inker: Bow Die
WP9 Snowflake Die, Merry &Bright Stamp Set
Copics, Shimmer Spray, ColorBox White Ink, Michael's Gray Satin Ribbon

{Glitter} Love

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Hello and
Happy Thanksgiving to my friends in the US.
Turkey prep is underway here!

I made this card last night after seeing a shirt that one of the girls had on at school.
I wanted to see if I could make it work in card form!
Pretty cool!

Have a great day!

Cardstock: PTI White
Dies: PTI Heart, Tall Alphabet
Other: MS Glitter, Double Sided Sticky Sheet

Eight Is Great

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

I used 8 different sizes of circle stamps for this pattern in some of my favorite colors!

Thanks for stopping in!

Cardstock: PTI Summer Sunrise, White
Stamps: PTI Birthday Tags, Polka Dot II, Beautiful Blooms
Ink: PTI Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Summer Sunrise, Harvest Gold, Versafine Onyx
Other: MS Black Liner Pen

Season's Greetings

Monday, November 25, 2013

Good {Monday} Morning!
I can't believe it's Thanksgiving this week.
I'm looking forward to it.
The food, the family, the food!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cardstock: PTI White, Pure Poppy, Ripe Avocado
Stamps: WP9 Merry & Bright
Ink: TH Wild Honey, Versafine Onyx
Dies: Holly, Holly Border, Birds
Other: TH Stencil, Modeling Paste

{Jeanne} Someone Like You

Sunday, November 24, 2013


Happy Birthday, Jeanne!

I hope you have the most wonderful day.
Your friends have a very special birthday hop just for you!





Cardstock: PTI White
Stamps: PTI The Sweet Life, SS Birthday
Ink: PTI Harvest Gold, Aqua Mist
Dies: PTI Sweet Life, Fabulous Frames
Other: MME Paper and Enamel Dots, Rose Ribbon, Aqua Mist Ribbon, Stick Pins, Wood Venner Butterfly, Shimmer Mist

Welcome {Little} Baby

Saturday, November 23, 2013

After making this card, I realized I need a set of large circle dies.
I do have a circle cutter, but sometimes it can be tricky to get a clean cut with that.  To create a circle large enough for what I wanted, I used a large tag die.  I covered up the 'tag' part with flowers.
Behind it, I put the plaid panel I stamped. 

Stamping plaid is so much fun.  Depending on how you arrange your stamps, you can make an infinite number of different plaid looks.

This is for a co-worker.  I bought a few little outfits for her baby that is due in February.  One of them has a cute little elephant on it.  I thought this coordinating card would be cute!
Thanks for coming by today.

Cardstock: PTI White
Stamps: PTI Faux Ribbon, Bitty Baby Blessings, Tiny Tags, WP9 Fresh Cut Florals
Ink: PTI Smokey Shadow, Soft Stone, Berry Sorbet, Simply Chartreuse, Sweet Blush
Dies: PTI Tag Sale #4, Bitty Baby Blessings, WP9 Fresh Cut Florals
Other: Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Wink Of Stella

Friday Inspiration File #144

Friday, November 22, 2013

Good Morning!
I've added new projects to the file.
Have a great weekend.

25 Days Of Christmas {Tags}

Thursday, November 21, 2013

A few days ago Tracey kicked off her annual 25 Days Of Christmas Tags.
She has invited some of her friends to join her in sharing a Christmas tag in the hopes that she {and the rest of us} will be able to get those tags done before Christmas Eve!
I'm proud to say that I am one of those friends!
Tracey is the sweetest and I was thrilled to join her this year.
It's really quite a simple tag if you break it down into steps.  Die cut and stamp all the berries and greenery one night.  Apply distress ink to all the tags and stamp the candle another night.  Bring all of the pieces to the coffee table to assemble and watch your favorite show!
Do you make your holiday gift tags each year?

Cardstock: PTI White
Stamps: WP9 Merry & Bright, PTI Birthday Tags
Ink: TH Wild Honey Distress Ink, Versafine Onyx, PTI Ripe Avocado, Pure Poppy, Scarlet Jewel, Harvest Gold
Dies: PTI Tag Its Die, WP9 Merry & Bright
Other: Wink Of Stella, Shimmer Mist

Love Wins

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Today I have a sweet little card to share inspired by my husband.
We had a long distance relationship for about 3 years!
We did a lot of flying back and forth as often as we could.
It was tough, but LOVE WINS!
We've been married now for 10 1/2 years.

Have you ever been in a long distance relationship?


Cardstock: PTI Kraft, White
Stamps: ME Central Park
Ink: PTI Sweet Blush, Soft Stone
Dies: PTI Heart
Other: PTI Twine, Wink Of Stella Clear, PTI Felt

Christmas In Central Park

Monday, November 18, 2013

Happy Monday!
I've wanted a city skyline stamp and I found the perfect one from Mama Elephant,

I had so much fun creating this little scene!

Thanks for stopping by.
Have a great week!

Cardstock: PTI White
Stamps: ME Central Park, WP9 Merry & Bright, Iconic Christmas
Ink: Versafine Onyx, PTI Smokey Shadow, Enchanted Evening, Distress Ink Broken China, Green
Dies: PTI Mat Stack 5
Other: Black Satin Ribbon
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