Friday, December 30, 2016

12 Kits of Occasions - December!

Yes, my friends, we are closing the year out with a bang-of-a Kit from Jessica Davis of The Paper Parade!  Take a peek at all the goodies we got to play with:


Glittery gold, and exquisite blacks ... darling characters, too... Jess, I had a real party in my play room today... thank you so very much for such a fun [new to me] group of supplies!  So. are you ready?  Here are my cards:


This one is for Tom ... did you know that we had our first date on New Year's Eve?  Yep ... and we are celebrating the 25th anniversary of that date on Saturday night with dinner, dancing, and dueling pianos!!!


Is this guy the best?  Oh yes, he is on a wobbler!  I've only down-hill skied once ... and was I EVER grateful to reach the bottom of the [bunny] hill... I did it BACKWARDS!  in fact, just like this guy, but without the boogie board:


My next card will be heading out as a thank you for a wonderful gift I received for Christmas ...

 
I could NOT be more ready for 2017!!!  or happier to see a year end ... how do you feel about it?
 


My teamie, Jeanne Jachna, always finds one element of each Kit that proves to be a challenge ... here is my own version using two gorgeous clear buttons:

Thanks to Birgit Norton for these wonderful tags!

That's it for me ... now run, don't walk, to The 12 Kits of Occasions blog for a really wonderful display of celebration!

Thank you for all the visits, comments, cheer-leading, and hand-holding this year my friends ... I dare say I could NEVER have made it to the finish line without you!

Hope you have your own celebration tomorrow night ... however you do, be safe!

=]  Michele




24 comments:

Lynn said...

Ahh..this kit is awesome and your cards are incredible Michele. Love them all!

Birgit said...

Sweet, sweet cards Michele! What a fabulous kit from Jessica. All that black, white and gold has got me itching to do some embossing. Happy New Year and Happy Anniversary to you!! <3

LeAnne said...

Well, happy anniversary to you & your sweetie! And may I say, these creations are something sweet too! SO cute! I have NEVER skied, so you are one up on me! I have been known to ride a wicked sled, though!

~amy~ said...

How CUTE! Every single one of them!

Bobby said...

Six cards! I'd say you were really inspired, Michele. Happy first date Anniversary. Have fun and stay safe.

artful-notions said...

Once again, what you do with a kit amazes... those yetis are beyond. And the buttons? With just the 'you', WOW! A favorite is the critter heading down the slope, leaving ski tracks behind. Oh my, genius! Happy New Year to you too. So happy the past is in the past, as far as the year 2016 goes, and Happy Happy first date anniversary! Dueling pianos??? Wish I could be a butterfly on the wall....

Marybeth said...

You are brilliant! I absolutely love what you did with the Poppystamp tags from Brigit! What a fun idea....that stands out to me. Love all your cards and designs.... the little guy on a wobbler is too fun! One of my daughters is ready for 2016 to be over , Happy New Year and my 2017 bring you many blessings !

Kim Heggins said...

I love all your fabulous cards Michele and so in love with how you used those Poppy tag dies, so happy I have them and plan to case you on this!!! I love your sweet critters skiing, I can just imagine you swooshing down the bunny slope!!! I used to ski, loved it and really miss going. So many amazing cards my dear friend. Wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year!

lostinpaper said...

So excited to see some cards made with the Yeti and Penguin, I just got both these sets and want to thank you for the brilliant inspiration, yet again!!

Barb Ghig said...

Happy 25th Anniversary, Michele! Such a great milestone...and dueling pianos? Oh my, sounds like a great time to me! Enjoy your well-deserved celebration!

I really LOVE how you played with all of your goodies in your kit! So much fabulous layering, coloring, and texture...of course, my fave is the ski slope...too FUN with all that cool stitching! I just ordered the penguin set, and I can't wait to start playing with it :)

Sending you my best wishes and big HUGS for a Happy Healthy New Year, my friend! It's always a joy to visit your blog!!!

Lisa said...

Well dang...I didn't know it was your silver anniversary with Tom. I don't have a card for your two sweethearts. So I guess I will just send lots of love and hugs from Shawn and I..XOXOXOXOXO!!!

Love all of the marvelous cards you created with Jessica's kit. The stitched lines behind the down hill skier are cool. And I really like you last tag/button card. Very cute idea!

Have fun celebrating and dancing the night away tomorrow. Be safe and have a very HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Karren said...

Gorgeous cards, Michele! I just love what you've done with those critters - so fun! Happy New Year and Happy First Date Anniversary! Hugs.

TK said...

Beautiful! I love all those adorable images, and the spectacular card you put them on but I especially LOVE the button card! Bravo, Michele!!!

Anita in France said...

The yetis, penguins and cute bear are adorable, Michele ... and you used those buttons so beautifully with your elegant tied tags! Have a wonderful 'anniversary' evening tonight ... and the happiest and healthiest 2017! Hugs, mon amie, Anita :)

Susi K. said...

I am adoring my Chill Wishes set right now, so seeing your fab cards using these images makes me smile (and inspires me with new ideas!) Great assortment of creative cards, Michele! Wishing you & your family a New Year full of promise & wonderful new experiences, health & happiness!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Oh, such a terrific group of cards, Michele! Love the critters and their greetings...so very clever!
Happy new year celebrations to you and your sweetie tonight😘❤️

Aileen Ryan said...

Ohhh Michele what a fantastic collection of cards, I love them all.. The colour choices and layouts and those cute penguins all so perfect. Love these kits. So many wonderful ideas.

Joyce said...

Love all of these cards. Absolutely brilliant collection. I hope you had a great New Year's Eve. And, happy anniversary. That is a big day to have a first date. I actually met my husband at a New Year's Eve party I almost didn't go to because I was feeling very lazy as the afternoon rolled by. Called my friend to tell her I wasn't coming, and got talked into it anyway. And, the rest is history, as they say. Happy Hapyp New Year to you!

Sharron said...

Brilliant designs! You always work such wonders with kit supplies. Love the yetis and swooshing penguins! And how clever to find a way to use the buttons!. Hope you had a wonderful New Year's Eve celebration! How romantic to be celebrating your first date also!

Cat Craig said...

Happy Anniversary! Wonderful set of cards from this month's kit!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Looks like you had a blast with this wonderful kit! The Yeti and the penguin make me smile big time!

Jeanne J. said...

First.. YAYYYYY !! I see buttons! They look yummy with the tags and silver twine! Wish I had thought of something good to do with them! Wish you could see my face when I saw the little beards on your yeti! You colored them beautifully.. I had to pin them!! And so many clever things that I always look for when I visit you.. the stitched lines in the snow for your skier (laughing at you skiing backwards!) Always a smile when I visit you Michele - I hope you know how many people you make happy! Thank you!

Tracey McNeely said...

Do you know that I did actually already comment on this post, but apparently I did now click on Publish This Post--duh!! So,first off Happy Anniversary to you and Tom! Here to 25 more years!! All of your cards are cute cute and cute. Those MFT Polaris and penguins are so fun and I love the way your coloured them!! The final card with the buttons--bravo!

The Paper Parade said...

Michele, the are you "yeti" for 2017...hahahah that was such a great idea, I just LOVE it!!! The last one with the tags and buttons is so neat, I love how you made the buttons into a closure like that. The bear holding the heart of gold to go along with the sentiment was the perfect idea, I also like how you have the papers behind him on that one, and the scarf is colored so cool!