Tuesday, April 30, 2019

12 Kits of Occasions: April

Let's Hear It For the Grad!

Welcome to April's 12 Kits of Occasions post!!!
We have a special kit from a special person, Kara Pogreba
I met Kara at a craft retreat last year and fell in love with her
talents and sweet personality!

Here's what I made with her kit

Leading off with a spinner. An AI Chair Spinner! 
Well, people our age have reasons to celebrate too!
Here's the back

So fun to color.

Next up, a couple of W+9 Going Places balloons

This one will go to a grandson graduating from pre-school this year.
Hard to see but touched up with a bit of Nuvo Moonstone Glimmer.

Those are Lawn Fawn cookies, and couldn't resist capping the elephant.

Kara gave us the tassel, and the great gold embossed sentiment. Easy to add the flat 
sequins and create a shaker.

The silhouettes were included. Every bit of this card was included. What a fun 
grad card!

This one says it all. Congrats!

Thanks to Kara for helping me get ready for graduation time. 6 cards and 
plenty left over. Hope you got some inspiration for the grads in your life.
All products are listed on our post page. Be sure and make the rounds and
give some love to my teammies. 

Have a great week! And thanks for the visit!


  1. Oh my...I love them ALL Nancy!! Wasn't this such a FUN kit?! Your spinner card is FANTASTIC and I just love how you colored her and the frame opening you used! Your pre-school card is so cute too and now you've given me an idea to use for Addy for her pre-school graduation! LOVE the shaker card and my favorite...your last card with all the sprinkles on it!! Totally says congratulations!! Fabulous cards my friend!! :0)

  2. I am so excited about each one of your cards, Nancy! You do things I never think of, like the thin rainbow frame around your spinner, the tassel/hassle as a shaker, and those colorfully painted mortar boards! I love the basket detail/coloring on your hot air balloons, and the sentiment cut into a cloud! I am so smitten with the elephant standing in the grass, and the whole design of that card! I won't ask you how long it took to glue down all those flat sprinkle sequins, but the flowing movement of them along with the hats is just fantastic!

  3. Nancy, your cards always leave me wishing I could challenge your creative spirit. I adore the spinner card and really feel the need to color mine up and make one after seeing everyone's amazing cards. Your elephant card is totally adorable in every way. The shaker card is genius using the elements you did and so is that wonderful celebrate card at the end. Oh my! All those sprinkles definitely call for a celebration! Well done using Kara's kit.

  4. You ROCKED this kit!! I LOVE that last one, with the fun confetti and the hats. Might have to CASE this!!

  5. Your spinner card is a hoot I still have mine and can't wait to make one of these. The little critters in the balloons is a darling card. They're all terrific Nancy, but your last card is a showstopper! WOW, talk about pizazz!

  6. Oh wow!!! Such amazing array of celebration cards!! I can't choose a favourite, because all them are so unique and impressive! Great designs full of fabulous details! Your designs look really wonderful!

  7. Yes, oh wow! I so love your spinner card she just makes me smile and laugh out loud! I really can't wait to make one ! Love what you did with all the sprinkles on the last card, thats a lot of gluing and it look like a celebration right on the card! What a great idea putting the silhouette inside of the text block!
    Hope you are well and had a great birthday .
    This demo, new floors , painting , baseboards etc is kicking our butts. Last big project we do ourselves .

  8. ps not sure your link is working on the 12 kits blog

  9. Lots I love here.. the grad inside the shaker.. the spinner (I wasn't feeling brave like you), the colorful grad hats.. and all that confetti! All the color here makes my heart sing!

  10. Wow...so many amazing and incredible creations! Just love your use of all that wonderful confetti that Kara included in our kits, you totally rocked it! Love your sweet critter and hot air balloon card, simply adorable. But your over the top fabulous spinner card steals the show, just so much fun!!!

  11. These are all SO amazing, Nancy! Love your spinner card. The gold polka dots and the rainbow frame are so wonderful. The critters in hot air balloons are adorable and the detail on the baskets and sentiment on a cloud was especially great touches. Your sweet elephant is another cutie with such fun detail on that design. And the last card is a real stunner! Can't imagine gluing down all the confetti but you've really created a perfect celebration design!!

  12. Nancy I love all of your fantastic cards. I knew you would tackle the spinner lady and the card is so much fun! Your colouring always impresses me. I really need to work more on mine. I LOVE the shaker card you made, you really made that sentiment pop by using it as a background--wow! Such a fun kit to work with and that is obvious with all your designs!


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