March 31, 2017

March 2017 - Out of This World

Jeanne here!  I am so excited to be The 12 Kits of Occasions host this month!   I put together a kit that's just Out of this World! Everything in the kit has an "outer space" theme. There's Starshine papers from American Crafts and stamped images from Altenew, My Favorite Things, Reverse Confetti and Paper Smooches. I knew I wanted to try some different techniques for backgrounds so I included some watercolor, and bristol papers too.   You can find a list of all the ingredients by clicking on the "Monthly Kit 2017 Supplies" tab at the top of this page..

Whenever I receive a kit in the mail I place all the ingredients in a tray.  I mix and match elements - always trying to focus on what's in the kit.  When it's all over I look at what's left and call that my little "trixie".  I put this kit together so there shouldn't be anything I didn't work with.. but if I have to tell you to watch for one element this time it would be the Space Needle die cut.  Yes.. I know this is a Seattle landmark, but is sure looks like its from another world so I added it to the kit.  I think it would look right at home in any futuristic city!    Here's a peek at the kit...

I invited a special friend to play along!  Richard's been my guest since my very first kit and I am so happy he keeps coming back for more. Thanks for helping me choose a theme Richard! 

We know the kit is more fun when YOU can play along too so we are gifting a kit every month. I couldn't resist having more than one prizes - so for this kit we have three lucky winners joining us!

And here are projects from The 12 Kits of Occasions Design Team! 

March 15, 2017

Winner of April Kit!!

I have been without a computer for a bit and I just did the drawing for the April kit! The winner is:

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Blogger Marcia HIll said...
I can tell you all had FUN playing with this kit as all the cards are FABULOUS! Michelle certainly did do a lovely job putting this kit it!! :0)
February 28, 2017 at 9:30 AM
Congrats Marcia, I will be sending your kit out at the end of the month with all the others! Please send me your address. My email is Looking forward to hearing from you!

February 28, 2017

February 2017- 'Garden Party'

Hello!  We are so happy to have you join us for our second kit of 2017!  As most of you know, these kits are just a fun way for 12 friends to craft "together" and inspire each other...and hopefully you, too! 

Our February 2017 'Garden Party' Kit is an ode to Spring, with lots of lovely, bright pinks, aquas and greens. Because who doesn't wait just a bit impatiently for the sound of chirping birds, the budding trees and flowers and the glorious sunshine of the new season? 

A Giveaway!!! 
P.S.- Would you like to win an April 2017 Kit from our amazing designer, Sharron??
Yes, you most certainly would! SO.......please leave a comment below by 11:59 pm EST on March 12th. This contest is open to US/Canada residents only, and you must include a valid email in your post to win. Good luck everyone!

But wait, there's MORE!! We are so very happy to have Karen Walker, of Random Reflections, joining us as our Guest Designer this month! Just take a peek at her lovely card, fabulous blog (AND a-mazing photographs)! 


Many thanks for joining us on The 12 Kits of Occasions February 2017 Blog Hop! You can find the list of products used in the February kit on the 2017 Supply page HERE.

February 15, 2017

Kit Giveaway Winners

Hello!  The giveaway has closed and the two lucky winners of Jeanne's Out of This World kit have been drawn.  Thanks so much for all who entered.  The winners are:
and Betty
Congratulations, ladies!  Jeanne will be in contact soon with all the details of your prize. :) 

January 31, 2017

Fresh Start to the New Year - January '17 + a GIVEAWAY

Hello!  We are so happy to have you join us for our first kit of 2017!  As most of you know, these kits are just a fun way for 12 friends to craft "together" and inspire each other...and hopefully you, too! :)  And because we are friends, we understand that life changes.  Our dear friend, Joyce, has decided it is time to step down.  We love her!  And miss her more than you know.  We're guessing you know where this is headed...we have a new friend joining the 12 Kits team!  We are delighted to announce that Birgit Norton from Crafting While I Wait is our new 12 Kits Designer.  We already love her lots and know that you will, too!  We also have a bit more good news to announce... 

A Giveaway!!! 
The fabulous Jeanne will be our hostess in March, and she has two kits to give away.  If you'd like a chance to win her "Out of This World" themed kit (and trust me, you do!), please leave a comment below by 11:59 pm EST on February 12.

Okay, now on to our January kit!  I (Lindsey) am this month's hostess.  My kit started out with a color scheme, one that I love and makes me happy...and actually this kit is full of things that I love and make me happy. :) With the fresh start of a new year still in mind and knowing that Valentine's is around the corner, I built a kit that embodies those two things--freshness and love--at least the way I view them. ;)
Guest Designers... 

We're extremely lucky to have two guest designers joining us this month.  The first is Kathy McCloskey from Bdlakebum Stamps.  She was the winner of my kit, and she is absolutely wonderful!  I'm thrilled to have her join us.  Just look at her fabulous card!

Our second guest, is my friend Leigh Penner from To the Full, whom I have followed and admired for more years than I've even had a blog.  She inspires me both by her creations and especially by the person she is.  Here is Leigh's beautiful card... 

The 12 Kits Designers...

PS Though these kits are not for sale, we will be offering giveaways throughout the year, so make sure you follow along.  And don't forget to leave a comment on this blog post by 11:59 pm EST on February 12 for a chance to win Jeanne's "Out of This World" kit.  Also, you can find the kit supply list of products we've used on the 2017 Supply Page HERE.

December 30, 2016

December '16

Hi everyone, Jessica from The Paper Parade here! Here's wishing you a Merry belated Christmas and a Happy New Year! I am so lucky to need lots of thank you notes all year (I send those more than any other type of card) and especially around the holidays. Knowing that my kit was in December and would post after Christmas, I decided that I didn't want it to be a Christmas kit, but a Christmas thank you note kit! (Or any time of year, really, since I tried to make it not too Christmasey). So I got to work with my silhouette to cut out some fancy words, and dug out many of my thank you sentiments from my stash. And of course I had to use some adorable little creatures to help adorn the cards. I hope you enjoy what I've made, I can't wait to see what the girls did with this kit!

The 12 Kits Designers...