Saturday, February 28, 2015

Have you heard the news [screams of joy]?

I really don't know what I've done to deserve to 'play cards' with these fantastic girls? But, I am so happy to join The 12 Kits of Occasions group!  I am enjoying the camaraderie, fun, and fabulous goodies I received this month!

Wow!  I couldn't believe all the gorgeous die-cuts, design papers, and embellies sent by this month's hostess, Sharron Gregory of On Papillion Wings.  Sharron couldn't have known how happy I'd be to receive all these bird supplies!

So! Using some of my favorites [no way could I have used them all in one sitting], I've created a few cards - hope you [and the girls] like them:

My first attempt at bokeh, using an alpha 
set from Hero Arts -
of course the YOU is inside!
 
You may recognize these little guys? =]
This time they are "tying the knot!"
 
Have you guessed the sentiment?
"Falling in love with you 20 years ago was easy...
the fireworks? 
Still there after all these years!"
 
A duo!  Love that these dies had mirrored images!
 
And last but not least, a little tag!
 
 
In my imaginary world of cards, baby birds get to eat pretty twine all day!
 
I can't thank the group more for inviting me into the 12 Kits of Occasions club... Sharron, thank you, especially for making my first month so enjoyable!!
 
'Here's a collage for you, @[100006595621005:2048:Sharron]!  Let me know if you need ANYTHING changed!!  :)'





25 comments:

Hazel Hodgkins said...

Wow Michele!?! This is AMAZING!! I had not heard of the 12 Kits of Occasion until today! CONGRATULATIONS!!! YAY YOU!! So inspired by what you have done with all these bird motifs! I absolutely adore bird cards, so have been enjoying this card candy so much! Will be following more intently, my friend... xx

Brenda said...

Wow, wow, wow! These cards are amazing Michele!! Why not you?! I think you were a great asset to the group and I'm very happy for you!!! Now is that one card going to be your anniversary card??? Perfect if it is! Hugs, Brenda

Karin Ă…kesdotter said...

Awesome news!!! They are so lucky to have you!!!!

Michelle said...

Congrats! Can't wait to see what you create each month - the 12 Kits of Occasions is a great concept and a wonderful source of inspiration. You will be a marvelous addition!

Lisa said...

YIPPEE congrats to you Michele!! And might I just say WOW WOW WOW to your debut post, goodness girl!! Couldn't pick a fave if I tried. I like the sentiment on your first woven into the music. Tying the knot..how FUN. And the final tag with the little baby bird in the house...pretty darn sweet!!

Judy1223 said...

Michele, no WONDER they wanted you in their awesome group...look at the beautiful, inspiring cards you made with the goodies!!!! I was a guest designer once and I still have goodies left over to play with...so much great stuff in those kits!!! Enjoy, well done, and CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Cat Craig said...

how fun Michele. Congratulations, looks like you had a ball playing.

Darnell J Knauss said...

The 12 Kits design team is made up of very smart women, which they proved again by asking you to join them, Michele! You did and you will, nail these kits to the wall with the fantastic designs you come up with! These are all perfection, as always!! Hugs, Darnell

richardbreaks said...

How wonderful! Such beautiful cards, every one!

Marybeth said...

We sure are lucky to have you! You sure made a wonderful group of cards to share with us and show just how smart we were to ask you to join:)
I love them all and I cannot wait to CASE the last one in yellow! I think I have everything to make that one, its darling, Michele!

Joyce said...

Yay for your first post with us. You did fantastic. I am so very happy that you are part of our group--what a coup for us! Wonderful bunch of cards. Love them all, especially that last one with the adorable birdhouse. I think that Sharron has spoiled you--hers was one of the biggest kits that I think we have ever done, although each month, I continue to be amazed at the contents of the kit, so who knows.

Taunya Butler said...

IMPRESSIVE!!! I thought as I scrolled through - "Oh, this is my favorite card" but as I scrolled I kept thinking that until I ended up having every SINGLE one of these cards as my favorites - so awesome and amazing!! I do have to say that I totally LOVE the anniversary card with the bit about fireworks!! So tweet and fun!!! Your duo of cards with the mirror images is completely genius!! An, last but not least, YOUR TAG - it did indeed make me smile - so incredibly done and I am uber impressed - looking forward to what you will create in the future!! Have fun and what a great fit you are, with your tremendous talents, to be in this group!!! So excited and happy for you!!!

Bobby said...

You have put your own unique touch on the kit contents, Michele, and the results are out of this world. (BTW just how many anniversary cards is Tom going to get?) ;-)

Kelly S. said...

Way to make a huge splash with your first set of cards, Michele!! I'm still hung up on that bird card with the mirrored images on the 12 Kits blog! So creative and amazing. Then I get here and see these fabulous creations! You were a magician this month with the dies...I love the kraft cards with those gorgeous lattice cuts. The birdhouse with the friend peeking out so CUTE! And your gorgeous love birds in the little window. I cannot even wait for next month now! WELCOME!!

Sharron said...

Oh, I knew you would be amazing! Every one of your cards is just awesome! I love all the small details that you add to make each design special--the chickadees tying the knot, the fabulous sentiment with your sweet lovebirds and a baby bird inside the birdhouse. We are soooo lucky to have you in our group. Can't wait until next month when we do this all again!

Lindsey said...

Michele, you have truly outdone yourself with this kit! Are we lucky to have you or what?! You have used these supplies so brilliantly and I'm dying to CASE your cards. I'm happy dancing that Sharron gave us such a huge kit, so I can I really can. :) PS Your Fusion cards were amazing and I cannot get over your squirrels...such an fabulous picture!

Petra Swart said...

Big congrats, Michelle!!!! They are surely lucky to have you in
their team!!!
You have made a lovely selection of cards!!! I love all the sweet birds and your first try at bokeh is gorgeous!! (have never tried it myself!!!) You have really been busy and all your cards are beautiful!!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Congrats friend! You made some gorgeous bird cards with all of the goodies in the kit! Love the theme incorporated into each card and the attention to every darling detail! The talented 12 kits of occasions team is so very smart and lucky to have you join the team and I can't wait to see your gems each month!

Anita in France said...

Congratulations, again, Michele ... you've worked wonders with this kit, creating such a gorgeous line up of fabulous cards! You know I'm going to love those long legged chickadees ... and that sweet folk art tag ... it's just a delight! What a wow of a debut, my friend! Anita :)

Michele Henderson said...

Oooh, Michele, I LOVE your 12 Kits of Occasions projects! How fortunate for you - I would LOVE to play long on that one! Your projects all look beautiful and colorful and so much fun! Thanks for sharing your pretty designs!

Tracey McNeely said...

Well Ms. Michele, want to rock out your first 12 Kits post! Love your bokeh, the sweet lovey parrots and especially the birds in the birdhouse at the end. So happy to have you on the team! xoxo

Neha said...

This is so cute. Love love love that baby peeking from bird house. Awesome idea

Kristie Goulet said...

Sorry I am late to congratulating you on this AWESOME news. We went away Sat through Sun. Got back late last night and I was exhausted. So very happy for you. I always admire the 12 kits of occasions. Have FUN!

Cathy Weber said...

Wow Michelle!! I am going to have to really up my game now that Ive seen your gorgeous cards...you Re a perfect addition to our little group...I especially loved your use of mirrored die cuts...welcome and Im looking forward to seeing what you make for us each month!

cm said...

Michele, I can't think of anyone more deserving of joining this group - and your cards speak precisely to what I mean! You've showcased the various kit elements with flair, style and pizzazz, as only you can do! Love all of these - and yes, I agree about baby birds dining on twine (or maybe skinny little licorice twists...). Awesome and ahhhh-some...er, make that lots...my friend!
Hugs~c