August 31, 2013

The 12 Kits of Occasions - August '13

This month's kit theme is Christmas and Amy is our hostess.  Here is the amazing kit that she shared with the group full of papers, embellishments and some fun elements to create our projects with.

Each month our designers share their favorites projects with you here. Click on each designers name to be directed to their full post for this month.

August 12 Kits

Now, how about a giveaway?  Amy is giving away a $15 VERVE set of choice to one lucky person who comments here on the 12 Kits blog!  Just one comment per person please.  You have until 10pm CDT, September 6th to comment to win!

August 30, 2013

Yet Another Peek!!!

Don't miss tomorrow's reveal..............

Another Sneak Peek

Check back on the 31st, to see the full card.

A Little Peek...

reveal is tomorrow!

August 12 Kits

Make sure to stop back by and see what everyone has done with this month's incredible kit...
there could be a prize...*wink*

August 25, 2013

The California Girls

Hello everyone.  Joyce here from Cards-by-the-Sea with a 12 Kits update..

There are 4 members (past and present) of The 12 Kits of Occasions who live in California.  We all got together at my house in San Diego to play along with PTI's Stamp A Faire.  

The California Girls
The California girls are Cathy, Kim, Joyce--that's me, and Marybeth.  We spent Stamp-A-Faire together, talking, laughing, eating, and generally having a great time.  

We even made a card.  We decided to all make the same card for the Morning Take and Bake--a case of this beauty by Tracey.  Tracey could not make it to my house yesterday, as it is 2,579.9 miles from her house to mine, so we did Face Time instead, and CASEd her card.

You can see more Stamp A Faire pictures if you stop by everyone's blogs.

Stay tuned...we are only a few days away from posting our August kits.

August 16, 2013

August Kits Have Arrived

August 2013 Kit
August kits have arrived.
This month Amy is our hostess and she has sent out a great kit.  I'm sure you can see that this month we will be celebrating..........Christmas!
I am excited to get started and I can't wait for the 31st to see what everyone else has done with their kits!


August 8, 2013

Giveaway Winner!

Hi everyone!

Just popping in quickly to announce the winner of our celebratory giveaway of WPlus9's Pile it On stamp set and coordinating dies.

After conferring with, the winner is comment #30:

Laraine R said...
Great cards! Love the new site! Congrats!

Congrats, Laraine!  Please send an email to christinamaclaren@yahoo dot com with your shipping information, and we'll get your prize in the mail.

Thanks to everyone who commented on our July kit post, and we hope you'll continue to visit us for inspiration each month!

August 7, 2013

July Kit Revisited--Christina

Please go HERE for the original July kit reveal post and details on a giveaway!

Christina here today, sharing two more cards that I made with the July kit.  The first one features the banner from Mama Elephant's Soiree, a few gold sequins from Ellen Hutson, and metallic gold baker's twine from The Twinery.  I think I could put this twine on everything!  The Polaroid die is from My Favorite Things.

My second card uses a fun, striped envelope from Martha Stewart Crafts.  I cut down a piece of cardstock stamped with the Hero Arts sentiment to place in the envelope.  The top of the Sweet Blush cardstock is embossed with polka dots, and I added a strip of glitter tape to ground the envelope.  The wood veneer stars from Studio Calico were colored with a Copic marker.

Don't forget that we have a giveaway ending tonight!  You have until 11:59 PM EDT today, August 7 to comment on the July kit reveal post for a chance to win WPlus9's Pile it On stamp set and coordinating dies.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!

August 6, 2013

Seize The Cupcake {July Kit Revisited}

With a kit this fun, who could put it down?
I couldn't resist making another project using the July kit!

Thank you so much to your kind congratulations and excitement over the changes we have been making to our 12 Kits project. 
I'm so excited that one of you will win some great supplies too!
You still have time to enter the giveaway and the prize is pretty great!

Make sure you follow this link and leave a comment on this post to be entered.
The contest closes on August 7, 2013 at 11:59 PM EDT.

Thanks for coming by and Good Luck!
The winner will be announced on this blog on Thursday, August 8.
 Don't forget to check back to see if you've won!


Cardstock: PTI White, Harvest Gold
Stamps: WP9 Sweets and Treats
Ink: Memento Black
Dies: PTI Mat Stack #3, Sunshine Impression Plate
Other: Satin Ribbon, Recollections Rhinestones, Glossy Accents, Copics