I have a special post today! I am honored that my sweet, uber-creative friend Michele at I Card Everyone asked me to be her guest designer for the 12 Kits of Occasions! Wow! In case you're not familiar with the 12 Kits, each month a designer on the team makes up a kit for the other designers to play with! It's so fun to see what each designer creates with the same goodies. I wish I had thought to take a picture of ALL my goodies when I opened my bag...it was amazing! (You can find all the ingredients that Michele sent me on the 12 Kits blog!). So let's get started! The theme that Michele chose was "Thankful"! Perfect for this time of the year! Warning: this post is photo-heavy! I think this one was my favorite:
I used a swish of Wild Wasabi from Work of Art for the background, and added a green sparkly heart as a dot on the "i"!
The next one features a cool fold and diecut....I covered the front with some striped paper and added some sparkly elements:
Who could resist this cute little kitty?:
I colored her with some Smoky Slate and Melon Mambo inks then added a big element to her collar!
This card features a stunning doily and equally stunning wooden butterfly element:
I mounted it on a card embossed with the Cable Knit EF, added a diecut "thanks" and some delicate leaves. Some pearls finished it off:
Here's another of my favorites! I just love these typewriters; I diecut one of Michele's sentiments and stamped a little notepaper on it in Peekaboo Peach and added that cool green brad:
And oh, how I love this one....a beautiful bevy of leaves, partially diecut, stamped on watercolor paper! I had a blast coloring these with every autumn hue in my stash!
I added some of Michele's designer paper, a little arrow from SU's Oh What Fun set in Peekaboo Peach), then rounded the corners and added some baker's twine:
Oh, a couple of sequins too! Just check out the texture in that paper!
I had fun with this one too.....I pulled out a bunch of thanks/thank you stamps and filled in the lines on this fun paper:
I added some glimmer paper hearts, brads, and stamped flowers:
And last, but not least, I decorated the gift bag in which Michele sent all these goodies:
It's a good thing you can't see this rose up close, because I am not coordinated at creating them, but I gave it my best shot! I added some more of those pretty doilies, and added a solid green one of my own; some delicate leaves, and a woodgrain thanks! Now I just need a gift and a recipient for it!
I hope you will check out all the designers' creations to see how they used Michele's kit! I can't wait to see them myself! Thanks for popping in today!
My friend Linda wanted to know if Cassidy was still lining things up! I just took this shot of her playing with her bath toys:
So I guess the answer is "Yes!"