Wednesday, January 31, 2018

12 Kits of Occasions Snow Day!

Good morning!  I am so SO excited to share my cards today.  About a month ago I decided on a special project.  I have some family members who really need to be showered with some extra love and encouragement, and so I decided this year I would  do 14 Days of Valentine's for them.  My plan is to fill them with love and smiles and reassurances of their worth.  Right about the time I hatched my plan Jeanne sent the cutest Snow Day Kit to our 12 Kits of Occasions group of friends.  These may be winter themed, but these are the start of my love project and having that in mind made making these cards so special.  They are full of love!  I'll try to list the main players on each card; however, you can go HERE to find the full list of supplies Jeanne used to create this fabulous kit.  Oh, one quick note before I start.  Every snowflake, snowy hill, or anywhere else you can imagine snow would be on my cards is covered in the most wonderful glittery shine from Wink of Stella...but you can see none of it in my photos. :( As you look, just imagine that these cards glisten. :) 
Crate Paper Snow & Cocoa Paper + MFT Cooler With You Stamps + Poppystamps Stitched Evangeline Snowflakes

Right at Home Cozy Cardinal + Pretty Pink Posh Winter Wonderland 

Pretty Pink Posh Christmas Friends + Neat & Tangled Hello Winter

 Poppystamps Winter Faeries + Memory Box Snowflake Ring

Memory Box Alpine Tree + Poppystamps Tender Deer, Roaming Polar Bear, Frosty Snowflake Buttons

 MFT Cooler With You + PPP Winter Wonderland + PPP Scallop Circle Tags

Okay, I do need to make some comments about this last card.  The idea for it came into my head immediately when I was looking through the kit and it is a bit out of the norm for me.  Still clean and simple, but after being inspired by Jennifer McGuire HERE while back, it opens up...twice.  I snapped a couple photos below, so you can see.  I knew my niece would enjoy it, so it was worth the extra time.  

And here is one last shot of all the happy goodness in one place.  All of these cards have been mailed already, so seeing this photo makes me smile lots.  Though my commentary was unusually brief, please know that I think the paper and all the stamps dies included in the kit were so cute and wonderful, and I loved them all.
Many thanks to Jeanne for the wonderful kit and to YOU for visiting today.  I know time is precious and always appreciate when you stop by to visit my blog.  Please stop by the 12 Kits of Occasions Blog to see all the fabulous cards my amazing teammates and special guests have made.  They sure are a talented bunch and I love them all!

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Where Creativity Meets C9 Sneak Peek

Good morning!  I'm sharing a card over on the Where Creativity Meets C9 Blog today to give you a little extra inspiration by revisiting one of my favorite (and oldest) Concord and 9th sets.  I'd love to have you join me there!

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Where Creativity Meets C9 Challenge #17

Hello!  I hope you've had a wonderful start to a new year and that you are ready to join us for a new challenge at Where Creativity Meets C9.  Challenge #17 is one of my favorites that we've had.  The challenge is to use your very first Concord & 9th set (stamps or die).
My first set was Flourish, and it is a set I still reach for, so I was happy to use it again.  I made this card for a lovely lady and enjoyed lots of happy and thankful thoughts of her as I created it.
I love the large scale "Happy Birthday" in Concord & 9th's Here's the Scoop stamp set, so I decided to stamp that and then frame it with the flowers and branches in Flourish.  I stamped all of the images first with Hero Art's Unicorn White ink, and then stamped the leaf details with PTI's Enchanted Evening and flower details with Altenew's Rouge ink.
After stamping I felt like the card needed just a teeny bit of something extra, so I used a white gel pen to add a few scattered dots.  It did just the trick.
I'm looking forward to seeing you dust off your first Concord & 9th sets to join us for Challenge #17.  Head over to the Where Creativity Meets C9 blog to see all the details on how to play and enter to win a guest design spot or a $25 gift certificate to Concord & 9th.  And don't forget to check out the brand new release for Concord & 9th that goes live HERE today!  You know it's going to be a good one! :)