June 30, 2017

It's a Guy Thing - June '17

Hi all, it's me, Michele!  I'm so happy to be the Host for our June 12 Kits of Occasions Blog!
My little kit "It's a Guy Thing" is full of pun-y sentiments, and gorgeous PTI papers, for all those wonderful guys in our lives.  I hope my team-mates used the kit for Father's Day, but I'd bet we all have sons, nephews, and husbands who may have a birthday, graduation,
or are celebrating life in any number of special ways.

 Lindsey [our fabulous resident photographer] has shown a sneaky peek at my Kit.  If you want to know each and everything about any of the Kit contents, it is shared above under the Monthly Supplies 2017 heading.

OH! I also have a guest this month:  Bobby Hagen, of Bits & Pieces fame... she was dying to get her hands on one of our kits - I know she'll do wonders with it... here is Bobby's fabulous, fun, fishy featured 12 Kits card:

Bobby Hagen - Bits and Pieces:

Enough chit chat... let's see what our fabulous team members have made with their kits.  Here are the featured cards ... don't forget to follow their links to each and every blog... I'll see your there!

Lindsey Larsen
{coming soon}

May 31, 2017

Happiness Is Homemade - May 2017

Hello ~ Birgit here as your hostess this month.  My theme for May is called "Happiness Is Homemade" in honor of my mom who passed two years ago this month, 2 days after Mother's Day.  She made a wonderful "homemade" life for us as she loved to cook for her family and was always doing something crafty.  I hope that through the contents of this kit, you get a small glimpse of some of the things my mom enjoyed.  

I'm happy to have two Guest Designer's this month. 

Marcia Hill of Marcia's Stampin' Pad

And the winner of May's kit, Linda Snodgrass of Lin's Craft Corner

Now on to the 12 Kits Designers:  

Birgit Norton

May 12, 2017

Winner Of May Kit!!

Congratulations to the winner of the May kit, Linda!  Your kit is on its way to you!  Thanks so much for playing along!
Linda said...
Wow, your cards are so awesome.

April 30, 2017

April '17 -- "Hello, Friend"

Hello all, Sharron here! Welcome to the April reveal by the 12 Kits of Occasions! If you haven't visited before, we are a group of friends who have found a fun way to share our love of creating and give a little inspiration to each other. We each have one month where we prepare a kit which is mailed to all the other members. Then at the end of each month we post our creations to share. Hope you too find some inspiration as you hop along and visit each blog.

My kit this month is a tribute to all the wonderful friends I have made through my crafty adventures. One can never have too many friends, nor happy mail cards to send their way. The kit started with some wonderful papers from PTI. I love succulents! And because I am always drawn to sweet critter images, I had fun putting together some favorites for you to enjoy!

Guest Designer

We also very lucky to have Marcia Hill at Marcia's Stampin' Pad as our guest designer this month. Welcome, Marcia! It's so great to have you join us! Just wait until you see all her fabulous designs! Be sure to visit her blog so you can leave her a little love!


Want to win a kit so you can participate in our May reveal!! 

Birgit, our newest member, has put together her very first kit and is offering one to a lucky winner. Please leave a comment below by 11:59 p.m. on May 12th. This contest is open to US/Canada residents only, and you must include a valid email in your post to win. Good luck to everyone!

                                The 12 Kits Designers...

                                                             Sharron Gregory

Please leave a comment on this blog post for your chance to win a kit for May, "Happiness is Homemade" from our newest design team member Birgit Norton of Crafting While I Wait.

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!