Tuesday, January 31, 2017

12 Kits of Occasions - January 2017

Hi there!
The end of month means 12 Kits of Occasions and
this month it's all about LOVE!
Lindsey Larsen, sent us a wonderful kit full of gorgeous papers, 
die cuts, and stamped images most of which I didn't own, so it
was oohs and aaws as I went through my treasures. Fun, fresh and new!
Hope you have a beverage close by, there's a LOT to share.

I watercolored, pieced & placed this floral over 
PTI's Leaf and Sprigs Frame die I had left over from another project,
and added the 'love' die cut with a few of the coral sequins Lindsey gave us.
Tried to keep with Lindsey's color scheme while working with this kit.

I adored this white embossed stamped image Lindsey sent. 
It was so hard for me to use it! Truly, that's the hardest part of getting these
gorgeous kits, wanting to hoard it all!
Watercolored this one too. 

This unassembled box came in the kit that I paired with some of Lindsey's 
paper, and that adorable stamped tag & twine.

Just loved these pineapples, so paired them with 'love you' die cut.

With the seed beads Lindsey sent, made this shaker.

This cute critter I paired with 3 wood hearts I first GAed then copic colored red.

Loved coloring this cake so much, broke down and ordered it from 
Concord & 9th!
Awning die: PTI

And finally did this one with a certain special team member in mind.
Thank you Lindsey!
Loved every bit, & working on 3 more Valentines.
Just ran out of time to post them!
Lots to see from the other 11 Kits Teammies,
sadly saying goodby to Joyce, 
and hello to our newest member, Brigit Norton!
Also welcome 2 guests this month,
Kathy McCloskey from Bdlakebum,
and Leigh Penner from To the Full.
Can't wait to see what each one did with the same 
gorgeous corals and 'love'-ly goodies.

editing to add the fox card to Darnell's Nbus Challenge 10.
Can't NOT enter, think I've been in on every one of her challenges.
Never used the sweetie fox before, of any of the digital images from
Just ME Prints.

                             NBUS Challenge #10!



  1. Absolutely FABULOUS cards Nancy...I can tell this kit was right up your alley! Your water coloring on so many of them is just STUNNING! Lovely, lovely cards my friend!! :0)

  2. Oh Nancy, so much gorgeous-ness here!! I can totally relate to wanting to hoard so many of these amazing pieces. I too, loved coloring that cake and added it to my wish list. Just haven't clicked "check out" yet. ;0) Each and every one of your cards is a work of art, fitting to be framed. So, so beautiful!! Thanks so much for letting me join your amazing group. <3

  3. You got that 'hoarding' comment right, Nancy! I'm savoring that C&9th cake - you've colored it brilliantly, as always! LOve that you've highlighted the gorgeous Corals ... guess which color I did? Gorgeous cards!!! xx

  4. Nancy, your artistic talents shine through in each and every card. Your watercoloring is brilliant and know what you mean about hoarding. I was afraid to ruin the florals, cake and critter by coloring with Zigs, watercolors or pencils. I need to practice! Now I want to shop for some of the supplies Lindsey provided. It was a blast joining your group this month!

  5. My goodness Nancy! I am wowed by each and every card of yours! So beautifully designed and what a way to showcase Lindsey's amazing kit! Love how you colored the large bloom!

  6. Wowzers Nancy, these are all amazing!! Love that you made your pretty cake chocolate. Your first card is stunning, swoon!! You did Lindsey proud!

  7. Goodness, Nancy, I love every one! You really did Lindsey proud with all these beauties. Your first card is so gorgeous and you watercolored the embossed one so well. I was afraid I was going to ruin mine so I still have it. Must be brave and give it a try! Fabulous design for your sweet fox and your chocolate cake looks absolutely yummy! I know what you mean about hoarding. So often, I'm tempted to do that too!!

  8. These are all so lovely! Your first card knocks my socks off-- wow!

  9. Nancy, I was just telling my husband last night how much you amaze me, and these cards are such a perfect illustration of why. Obviously I know exactly what was in your kit, but still I am in awe how you've taken those pieces and used them in the most fabulous ways on these gorgeous cards. Your coloring is gorgeous, your package wrap brilliant, and pink fox as cute as could be. I'm a bit partial to the last card, though. Thank you!! I love it, and still have it out, so I can look at it often. The sentiment reminds me of YOU!

  10. Oh my gosh.. your coloring on this kit is amazing.. you're making me want to go back and fill mine in now! LOL! As if that first card with the peach flowers wasn't enough.. all the perfect little accents.. a sequin flower center?! That soft watercoloring and a shaker too? In heaven here! You win! I give up!! LOL!

  11. Wow...so many amazing cards Nancy. Just love them all. What an amazing talent you have, each one of your cards has so much detail and beauty. Your coloring and designs are stunning, always love seeing your incredible work.

  12. Your cards are all fantastic, Nancy. Who doesn't love chocolate cake? Every time I see that cake I think I need to order it too.

  13. Wow, Nancy, these are all AMAZING! They seem so bright and fresh and I LOVE your color combinations! I'm so happy to see a stamp set I just ordered and you've shown me a great way to use it! So pretty!

  14. I LOVE everyone of these cards; absolutely gorgeous!

  15. Wow, so many amazing cards. Such fun to see the kit and what you made with it. Can I please have a piece of that chocolate cake?

  16. Nancy, WOW!!!!! Your coloring is superb! I can't get over the detail and beauty. The fox is colored so perfectly and the layout of the card is just adorable. The first card you showcased with the flower, I mean wow, it looks so professional! I love the watercolor beauty of the embossed flower panel card. And you made so many this month, too!!

  17. Nancy WOW WOW WOW! I have been scouring through the details of each gorgeous design. I keep saying oh this is my favourite then I see the next. Your colouring and watercolouring make me want to keep trying to get better. I have said it before but will say it again I am so happy you are a part of the team,you always add just the right elements! I LOVE your work so much! xo

  18. Okay, I'm thoroughly gobsmacked now! I'm near the end of commenting on all three challenges and this post makes me want to get back out to the Playhouse and create! Every.single.card is a masterpiece in my book, Nancy! I adore the sweet fox you entered, but I will be pinning more than just him!! Thank you very much for playing in my NBUS Challenge #10! Hugs, Darnell

  19. These are incredibly wonderful cards! TFS.


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