March 31, 2018

Many Thanks - March '18

Hi everyone! This is Jessica and it's my month to host our awesome group! I have found that the type of cards I need the most often are thank you notes (and I am so grateful that that is the case!). So I decided to do a "many thanks" themed kit. I pulled out a bunch of stamp sets, some that have been inked over and over and others that had never even seen an ink pad. With a mixture of images and sentiments from MFT, Mama Elephant, Paper Smooches, and Concord and 9th. Then I found some cool watercolor papers from Hobby Lobby that gave the bright and cheery color combo to the kits. I am excited to see what my fellow 12 kitters created!

Hostess:  Jessica Davis

 Lisa Elton

Michele Ferguson

Birgit Norton

Marybeth Lopez

Tracey McNeely

Jeanne Jachna

Sharron Gregory

February 28, 2018

Faith & Family - February '18

Hello!  It's Lindsey here today, and I am the hostess this month for the 12 Kits of Occasions.  As is often the case with my creations, this kit was inspired by my family, hence the name Faith & Family.  It is full of hope and encouragement and things I love with the intention of making cards for the people I love.  (You can find a detailed supply list of what I used HERE.)  I hope you enjoy!

January 31, 2018

Snow Day! - January 2018

Jeanne here! I am so excited to be kicking off our very first kit of 2018 here at The 12 Kits of Occasions! Most of us have been hit harder than usual this winter - more snow, and longer cold spells. With my 2018 new year's resolutions in mind (try to enjoy the "NOW"!!) I decided to embrace it!Remember childhood days when you wished you could have a day off from school so you could play in the snow? We were lucky to have a hill in front of our house and would fight to get our turn on the sled! I remember coming in the house for Hot Chocolate and listening to "Suzy Snowflake" on the radio and looking out the window for her. Why didn't my snowman, like Frosty, come to life?

Once I started working I'd wish that I didn't have to drive all the way to work for fear of getting stuck or spinning out of control. But it was still magical making the first tire tracks in the snow as I'd leave my house in the morning.

The kit I put together captures all the fun of a snow day .. from downhill sledding, to a quiet walk in the winter woods.

So bundle up.. put on your hat and gloves, and enjoy the magic!

Here's a peek at the kit...


I invited a few special friends to play along!

Cathy Weber - an original member of "The 12 Kit's of Occasions" and the one who invited me to the group years ago has agreed to break her hiatus from paper crafting and join us this time!

Richard Breaks  - I think he's absolutely fearless!  Never afraid to alter and ink while I'm playing it safe!  Richard's been my guest since my very first kit and I am so happy he keeps coming back for more!
And because we know the kit is more fun when YOU can play along too ... our lucky guest drawn from the comments on last month's post...

Here's one of the cards I made with the kit!

Hostess - Jeanne Jachna

Here's a sample of projects from the The 12 Kits Designers.  To see more of what they made with the kit and to get all the details click on their names to jump to their blogs!

December 31, 2017

Fashionista - December '17

Happy New Year everyone! Tracey here today from In My Creative Opinion. I have the pleasure of being your hostess for the final kit of 2017! My kit is based on the brand new Echo Park Fashionista Collection. From the moment I laid my eyes on it I fell in love with the papers, the colours, the whimsy and all the possibilities. I thought it would be fun collection for the girls and I to use for our projects this month. I am sure that you will not be disappointed when you see all the fun cards and projects along the blog hop today. There is a special surprise at the bottom of this post, from 12 Kits designer Jeanne Jachna, that you won't want to miss!



Want a chance to win a kit for January?  

You'll receive the same kit as the rest of the team, create, and post what you made on your blog on the last day of February.  Jeanne's the hostess and the kit theme is "Snow Day".  Due to time constraints only applicants with a US destination address please - we want you to have time to create.  The deadline to leave a comment to enter is January 10, 2018!