Wednesday, May 31, 2017

12 Kits of Occasions - May 2017 HAPPINESS IS HOMEMADE

Hello friends.  My dear friend Birgit is hosting this month's 12 Kits of Occasions challenge, and has asked me to Guest Design with her using her Happiness Is Homemade kit.  How could I say "no" to a kit with that name?!  Birgit is honoring her mother (who sadly passed away 2 years ago) who loved everything "homemade" with this kit, and I am so honored she asked me to celebrate her mom along with the other designers from the 12 Kits of Occasions team.

This kit was such a delight to work with...everything was right up my alley!  I loved the papers, the colors, the images, the die cuts, the accessories, EVERYTHING!!  I limited myself to just 6 cards, because I've finally learned that I always see FABULOUS ideas from the rest of the team, and wish I had saved some of the kit to CASE!  So here goes...

 
This kit was SO easy to use as Birgit did all the hard work putting all the die cuts together, like this apron!  Don't you just LOVE it?!  The little pocket was left open at the top so I could add the oven mitt and spoon.  And don't you just love the DSP?  (Bo Bunny "Kiss The Cook")


I had a hard time refraining from using ALL the die cuts Birgit sent with her kit, but really like the way this CAS card turned out using just a few of them!  Hard to see in the photo, but I colored the "Enjoy" with a Copic marker and then embossed it with clear powder, so IRL it's really shiny!


Another case where Birgit colored the die cut, so all I had to do was add the DSP and some trim...easy peasy!!  :0)


Gotta LOVE Stampingbella images, and this one is no exception!  I colored the chicks up with my Copics and then matted with a stenciled background I had found in my pile of "saved" stuff.  Added a little banner (MFT) with one of the sentiments Birgit included and finished...another easy card!!


Absolutely LOVE the DSP on this card, and how can you go wrong with strawberries?!  Once again, Birgit included everything to make this card other than the die I used to cut out the sentiment and the baker's twine.


And last but not least, a card (and envelope!) using the beautiful Tulips that Birgit stamped!  I loved the delicate look of the white border die cut piece, and thought it was so pretty with the yellow cardstock and the Tulips.  Loved the die cut "Hello" too!

You can find links to all the 12 Kits Of Occasions DT members and the winner of this month's kit (Linda Snodgrass) right HERE to see what they've done with this WONDERFUL kit!  I'm so glad I saved a few things from the kit because I'm always so inspired by what the rest of the DT comes up with and then want to CASE them!  Make sure you leave comments, as they always pick a winner to receive the next months kit, and I tell you, it's like having Christmas delivered to your door!! 

Thanks so much for stopping by today...I love it when you do!  And a BIG Thank You to Birgit for asking me to Guest Design this month...I LOVED every minute of it!!  :0)

17 comments:

  1. Oh Marcia, your cards are all amazing and I knew I'd be inspired and want to CASE all of your cards! I was so excited when you sent me the photo of your first card for our post that I couldn't wait to see more. I love the CAS yet retro style of the "Enjoy" baking card. The soft colored cooking tools look great with that striped paper. The card with the cherries is so darling! I think the cherries and strawberry papers were my favorite from the whole collection. And how about that strawberry card.... I think it's my favorite, though I love them all! I so loved seeing how everyone used my first kit and am now so inspired to play with my own left overs. Thank you so much for being my guest this month and mostly for being such a dear friend. My heart is full!

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  2. Marcia, talk about getting ideas... you never fail me! Just the littles, like the sentiment tied polka dot ribbon, that one is filed in my 'to do's! Love them all. It's so great to have you in the lineup! Hugs!!!

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  3. Congratulations on guest designing for this issue of 12 Kits, Marcia! Your makes are fantastic, every one, and they show your range of design talent!! Hugs, Darnell

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  4. I love seeing all the different projects everyone comes up with. Marcia, you did a great job on making some fabulous cards. Congrats on being GD, too. Awesome cards my friend.

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  5. You can tell that this kit was right up your alley because your cards are amazing! I'm wishing very much that I could CASE your tulip card and what a brilliant idea to make a coordinating envelope! So thrilled to have you join us!

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  6. You sure made some beautiful cards with this darling kit ! I love that we kinda made one almost the same ...the tulips! Your cherry card is one of my favorites , I think I love the red with back and still so summery! So nice to have you with us and to see your beautiful design you always amaze me miss Marcia!

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  7. What a wonderful collection of cards; you made the most of this fabulous kit!

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  8. What lovely cards!! I think my favorite is the first one with the fun apron!! You totally ROCKED this kit!!

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  9. Oh my goodness Marcia, what a pretty line-up of cards!! Love the cherry card and what you've done with the mixer. The stripes ground it perfectly. I didn't use mine, thanks for the idea!! So happy to have you joining us this month!!

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  11. Congrats on being a Guest Designer for the 12 Kits, Marcia. Great job creating so many fun cards using the amazing kit that Birgit provided. xx

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  12. So glad to have you with us this month! Loved everything you created with Birgit's kit. Wonderful tulip card with the matching envelope! The cherry and strawberry designs make perfect use of the pretty papers and I love your great CAS card with the mixer!

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  13. I love all the wonderful projects you did with this kit, Marcia! Wow!

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  14. This is one of my favorite Kits I have seen. The sweetness of every card makes me reminiscent of days gone by! Great job friend.

    Patti

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  15. Simply wonderful collection of amazing and creative cards! Love your take on this months kit and so happy that I have leftovers to case your wonderful cards. So happy that you joined us at 12 Kits this month!

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  16. Marcia these are all fabulous you really used Birgit's kit to the fullest. So many creative ideas I didn't think of. Thank goodness I still have lots of leftovers. So glad to see you as a guest this month!!

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  17. Hi Marcia! I love all the wonderful cards you made with Birgits kit! I love the tulips with the lacy border and the cherries on the cherry paper! The chickies are adorable and I love the strawberries each perfectly placed on the SWEET card!

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