Speaking of love, I have invited LeAnne Pugliese of Wee Inklings to join us as my guest this month. You will love her style as much as I do - she has such a talent for creating layers - one that I sorely lack!
LeAnne lives in one of my favorite States for a road trip - especially in the Autumn - because of the gorgeous hills, winding highways, and rivers. She has been a Stampin' Up demonstrator for 12 years! I know you'll stop by to give her a little 12 Kits-style love!
Now. On with my own cards ... I cannot believe I included any patterned paper - I use it sparingly, but love to push myself beyond my comfort zone. Here are a few cards - I want you to spend your precious time with the rest of my talented team - and I cannot wait to see how they've played cards with me!
DCWV patterned papers. MFT die cut Thanks; perfect words from Lisa Elton's fab set!
With a closeup view, you might see that I've used Nuvo Drops to give it dimension!
Concord & 9th die cut leaves, MFT Thanks.
Neat and Tangles journaling card - modified.
W&W friend die
PTI Smoky Slate cardstock - embossed with Darice folder
Outside sentiment & Inside: " ... just what I need!" from Technique Tuesday
MFT kitty - another I'll send for the CTS Cards for a Cause this week.
If any of the team wants to join me, please do!
The best thanks are those given for the best reason!
Thanks to someone during sad times
can be sent beautifully on butterfly's wings!
Thanks for spending some of your precious time
with me today ... and any day!
Thank you to LeAnne for joining us! Now off you go
to the 12 Kits of Occasions blog - there is so much to be thankful for there for you!
A collection of inspiration for sure Michele!
Thanks again for the beautiful kit Michele! I love seeing you use the patterned paper ! Gorgeous cards and Your doily card with pink rose is so gorgeous! Love that doily and I was happy to have two stuck together!
These are fabulous, Michele! What a beautiful kit you've put together. I'm having paper envy here!!
Great colors in this kit. Off to see what everyone did!
What a lovely set of cards. The pattern paper you chose is so pretty! Somehow I've gotten away from including it on too many cards anymore. I really like the flowers on your first card. All the cards are so special in their own way. I say a job very, very well done! (Not that you asked or anything, but I'm sharing that thought anyway~LOL) Hope you have a great day! :) Hugs!
A whole slew of wonderful cards! Precious! The green just "pops" off that smokey shadow one...
Oh my word!! These cards are beautiful. I think my favorite is the first with that stunning patterned paper. You used it sparingly but when you do-it is powerful. What a great kit!! (and now I have to purchase those darn leaves!!)
This was one amazing kit. Loved each and everything you included, so thankful for you and your creative mind! Your cards are simply fabulous my dear, your final card being my favorite, I struggled with that sweet butterfly and now I have the perfect inspiration! Thank you again for the wonderful kit!
Man, Michele, you know how to take this kit to the next level! What amazing cards! I have a lot of supplies left from your awesome kit since I ran out of time this month, but now I have tons of inspiration to put them to use, thank you! So my favorite of your wonderful display of creativity is the friend one. I just love the green against the grey and the leaves embossed in the background. And the first one with the patterned paper has such interest in the way that you tilted the paper and used the thin frame, too! I also love how the thankful pops so much on the last butterfly card, and how neat it looks to have the other two sentiments in the same color as the base. Seriously beautiful! Thanks for an awesome kit :)
These are all amazing, Michele!! I love each and every one!
Well, I always expect the best from you, and am never disappointed! All stunners, all beautifully crafted. Your Concord & 9th lacy leaves should be on their display board. I almost said, 'if you want to see how to really use that die, check out Michele's blog.' But I wasn't sure you'd use it! Didn't you win a challenge with it recently? But then who can remember ALL your wins! Michele your kit was such a blessing. Love having plenty of 'thanks' on hand! Thank you, thank you!!!
Gorgeous cards inspired by an incredible kit. Love all your creations, and love all the goodfies you sent in my kit. Thanks so much for making such a great kit this month. I loved playing with it.
I thoroughly enjoyed working with the loveliness of your kit Michele!! I also enjoy seeing your use patterned paper!! Thanks for adding my little sentiment to your first fabulous card ;) Love it when you use the marvelous tilted thing you have going on there!! You rocked the pretty leaves once again on your second card. And the embossed on the third, smashing!! They're all out of this world, thanks for the ideas!!
Michele thank you for sending us the most gorgeous kit! I loved every single piece and element that you included. I love each and every one of your designs, your style shines right through! You added just the right touches to each of your designs, those C9 leaves are gorgeous! xo
What a great collection you have here. I love the gray friend card and the black one at the end of the lineup. Great job with this kit, Michele!
Wow!!! They look all fabulous, Michele! You integrated the pattern papers masterfully into your card designs as always!!! I can't tell a favorite this time!
You put together a fabulous kit, Michele, made even more fabulous by your card creations. You kept your style while letting others show theirs and I'm sure they're THANKFUL.
Amazing kit you put together for us and I LOVED the pattern paper. Those doilies? To die for! Everything was a feast for the eyes Michele! Your cards have me seeing the kit in a whole new way I love how you added the rose over the doily printed rose the leaves with the embossed leaves.and the pattern paper peeking through the fancy die cuts. Everything is GORGEOUS here! Well done - can't wait for your next kit :)
I loved this kit, and I love how you've used the patterned papers here. The doily was one of my favorites in the kit, and I think your placement of the flower is brilliant. Your all grey leaf card is stunning and there is just something about your second thanks card that I just love...actually a lot of somethings and I keep coming back to look at it again and again. Thanks so much for the wonderful kit!
What a gorgeous kit!
Love the colors of the papers...
and such fabulous cards you created with it all!
Loved your amazing kit, Michele! It was a joy--thanks for a wonderful month! it is such fun to see your designs and your photos look fantastic. Gorgeous teapots for background accents too! I was so excited about all the fabulous patterned papers you sent. And I love seeing how you used them, especially with the striking dark backgrounds. The little kitties were so sweet. I may need that set now! I will be sending my kitty card off and I will try to see what else might be able to keep it company.
Oh my, Michele ... what a wonderful time I've just had scrolling up and down, admiring each card time and again ... they're all beautiful! My eye was especially drawn to the grey embossed leaves with that fabulous bright green sentiment ... what a stunner! Hugs, Anita :)
These are fantastic, Michele! You've used so many techniques on these that I always forget about (which is why I pin cards like mad to help me to remember to try different things lol!) Did you stamp on the doily or are those premade? In any case I think I need to try doing that!
Absolutely stunning collection of cards, Michele! I love how you played with all those pretty papers and sentiments, and your details are amazing! My fave is the last one...your dark background and choice of sentiments is sheer perfection...WOW!
Many thanks for this most beautiful of kits and your lovely array of cards! LOVE, love the amazing colors and patterns of these fabulous papers!
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