Monday, August 31, 2015

Guess who's hosting the 12 Kits of Occasions?!?!


Yes, friends.  The time has come - I've been so anxious, and nervous, putting my kit together - but had tons of fun, too! 

Our theme for August:
"A Spoonful of Sugar!"

I'm so excited about checking out how my friends at 12 Kits have used what seemed to me a helter-skelter mix of 'ingredients' I've provided for them to make cards that say 'get well' ... here are my cards:

Top of the list - a 'thank you' because it's important to thank people who make you feel better with kindness - and especially those that bring color to your life  - this one's for you, Jeanne - what a generous, sweet girl you are!

Inside sentiment? NO WAY - it's on its way to you, Jeanne!
 

Inside sentiment-  in a Betty Boop kinda voice:
"A kiss always makes it feel betta - a few more, and you'll feel betta than evah!"
 
I used some cute little clear bags to send some of the tiny items in my kit ... what better way to re-purpose one of them?  A perfect place for a stamped and embossed spoon.
 
Inside sentiment:  "It may be in the form of ice cream!"
 
A special little card for my oldest grand-daughter, Anna... who very much earned this extra-special hug, and squeezes:
 
Inside sentiment:  "Some days, we all need an extra hug."
 
The generous Julee Tillman from #Verve gave an oh so generous prize package with their last release .. all it took was an honest comment on a friend's awesome card to win the whole release - thanks  again, Julee!  Here is a card using a few favorites from the package:
 
Inside sentiment: 
"Thank you doesn't seem like enough for all you've done to make me feel better -
so I've 'honey-coated' it... you're the best!"
 
I used Wplus9 'hope' and added a dash of my 'off color' humor - and isn't it about time I used some of those awesome
Heidi Swapp designer papers?:
 
In the interest of decency here, I won't share the inside sentiment - but you get the picture, right?
 
I included a little note with my kit giving the team license to used any, and all, of the materials, stamp sets, and embellishments from their own stash.  They may have thought this little hanger was the Mystery Item, but it isn't!I've used it to create a well-used, old-timey saying using
die-cut letters, and a cute monogram lettering set:
 

 





Are you guys ready for the Mystery Item??!!
 
Because Life isn't always a bowl of cherries!!
These cute little Little B cherries - one of the [many] things I purchased at Impress in Seattle!

Inside sentiment:
"It isn't always a 'bowl of cherries.' 
Sometimes it's just the pits.
I'm so sorry for your loss."
 
That brings me to end of this very long post - sorry about that!  I don't know about you... but I'm RUNNING over to the 12 Kits of Occasions Blog to see what my friends have created!  I can't wait... hope they had fun!
 
Thanks for the visit today - that is always fun for me!
 
=]  Michele
 




 
 
 
 

30 comments:

Lynn said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! What an amazing kit. Love all your incredible cards Michele. You've been busy creating these amazing cards.

Hannelie said...

Amazing post filled with inspiration!

lostinpaper said...

How wonderful Michele, LOVing the spoon!

Cat Craig said...

Fantastic cards and kit...hopping over to check it out now.

Lindsey said...

Incredible! But I expected no less. I totally thought the hanger was the mystery item. Funny because the card I had planned but didn't get a chance to make after Meg chomped my sentiment used the yellow friends die cut, life circle, cherry paper, and little cherry accents...but I was going to do friends for life. Thank you for bringing me so much joy with your kit! PS how did you attach your bag holding the spoon? I planned to get ice cream after her surgery and loved how you did your card.

Jeanne J said...

Oh Gosh Michele! I'm late I'm late! Feeling like the mad hatter. Thought the 31st was tomorrow. So Sorry! I LOVED your kit. It ha so many playful elements that remind me so much of you. I love seeing how you envision all these elements assembled... the kiss kiss lips were the hardest thing for me and here I see them holding that banner and am flipping out! Super cute and clever. I wish I had thought of that! And so happy here that you are sending me that gorgeous card!!! I love the beautiful bouquet of flowers and cant wait to get it in my hot little hands!!!

Happy Dance said...

Well done you!!! You've come up with an amazing kit, and I've been to a few of the other 12 kits girls' blogs and they've made some fabby cards with what you've sent them. Very creative and darling. Love everything I've seen so far. Fantastic, my friend, just fantastic. Bev

~amy~ said...

amazing cards...what a great variety of cards...LOVE them.

Michele Henderson said...

Beautiful card collection, Michele! I just love how your turned out! Really fresh and fun stuff!

Leigh Penner said...

How wonderful! Your kit looks fabulous (but I'm a little shocked there are no veggies in it -- hee!) And your cards are all fabulous, too!

Nora N. said...

Oh what a fun kit!! I love all the cards you created-especially the one with the spoon!!!

Taunya Butler said...

What a tremendously terrific host you have been and what a fun bundle of goodies you have shared with your team!! So fun and all of your cards - ALL of them make me smile!! You have a knack for cardmaking and I think you are amazing!!

Lisa said...

What a CUTE kit you put together Michele!! And your cards...swoon worth my friend...swoon worthy!!

Sharron said...

Wow, you did it! Wasn't it fun seeing everyone's cards made with your very first kit! Loved all of your fabulous goodies--even made more cards than usual. Also love seeing how you've used your own supplies. The 'feel better' card is so clever and the spoon makes such a fun design. Miss Pure Innocence looks adorable in her bright pink dress too. Very cool designs with the hanger and cherries. Love the neutrals with one color! Of course, you know the cherries were quite a surprise to most of us!!

Marybeth said...

Ok now it is behind you and it was a huge hit! So many beautiful cards came from your kit, you should be proud! Oh my gosh you have done a wonderful job creating with your own kit! All your designs are creative and unique! You have your own style. Thank you!

Barb Ghig said...

Congrats on your first kit! You have completely knocked it outta the park with your gorgeous collection of cards, Michele! I LOVE every one of them...especially the first one with all of your wonderful Copic coloring! I think you're a natural, and I can't wait to see where you go from here...WOW!

Maria Rodriguez said...

Oh WOW!! What an impressive and gorgeous collection of cards you made with your first kit, how much fun to sit and create all of them, very unique and beautiful.
Thank you so much for sharing.
Hugs,
Maria.

Susi Kelly said...

What amazing creations - you've been a busy gal. So many lovely touches in that Kit, Michele. It must have been a blast putting it together.

artful-notions said...

Oh my, one would want to be a bit under the weather just to receive one of your awesome creations! The kit looks wonderful, you did an awesome job! But your creations win the day. Wonderful!

Bobby said...

I'm blown away, Michele. Your cards are fantastic. The 12 Kits girls must be over the moon with all the goodies you sent.

Kim Heggins said...

You are simply amazing....what a fabulous kit you created. It is apparent from you incredible cards that you had a blast! Just love them all and so looking forward to your kit next year! Thank you again for all the time and effort you put into this.

Darnell J Knauss said...

You went over and above with this kit, Michele! The items were magnificent and so are all your fun and creative and often very sensitive designs! You are awemazing!! Hugs, Darnell

hazelspaperdesigns said...

Gobsmacked! No, really!!! What a stunning kit and what BEAUTIFUL, thoughtful, sentimental cards!! Oh, you are a wonder, Michele! Just LOVE those 'surprise' elements you added for the gals! That spoon! Those cherries!! Yep, feel like I have indulged! What a feast!!

Shona Chambers said...

Is the photo at the end of this post the kit that everyone gets??? If so, OMG.....I would over the moon to get something like that each month but I can imagine it would be expensive??? How wonderful to have something like this to look forward to each month and each person would choose such different things. I think your choices are incredible and your cards are divine. Love those cherries and that little hanger is so cute. Must whip over to the 12 kits blog now and see what everyone else did!!!

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

Oh, such beautiful cards, Michele!!! Love all of them, so different!

Joyce said...

Such an amazing kit, and I just love everything you did with it. I have so many ideas for my leftovers. And, how fun that the mystery item was those cherries. I had no idea. Thanks for doing such an incredible job with your first kit. It even tempted me back into my craft room, when I needed to raise my spirits with a bit of creativity. See, there was nothing to be nervous about.

Anita in France said...

Yay, Michele ... congratulations on such an awesome kit ... there are so wonderful fantastic elements for you girls to play with! Love how you've used it all ... so many brilliant and creative designs ... fun, fabulous, fantastic ... and so you! Oh, and I love the idea of ice cream!! Hugs, Anita :)

Petra Swart said...

WOW, Michele, what a great pleasure to go through all of these cards!!!! From the very first to the last one, they're all so lovely and beautifully made!!! Tried to pick my fave, but that's to difficult!!!! They are all stunning and I LOOOOOVE all the great inside sentiments - such a lot of lovely humor there!!!
Hugz

cm said...

You, dear friend, are the epitome of 'the hostess with the most-ess' given the theme (seriously sweet) and contents of the kits you created! Nothing short of stellar, innovative, 'challenging' in the most delightful of ways, and all-around inspired and inspiring! Love your cards; the spoon and cherries are *the* special touches! In awe and ahhhhhhh!!!
Hugs~c

Tracey McNeely said...

Oh Michele what a fabulous kit you sent to all of us, I knew that you would be a welcome addition to the team! I just wanted to devour every morsel of your kit. I loved the beautiful papers and all of the sweet packages full of goodness. Your cards are fabulous am I to guess that the thank you card is for those lovely Copic markers? I like how you used the missy lips and the hang tough, you got me I thought that was the mystery embellished. I am so sorry it has taken me so long to start making the rounds. I am just exhausted after what has been the craziest and busiest summer of my life! xoxo