Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Rainbow Leaves

Are you enjoying the beautiful fall weather?  I just love the show Mother Nature is putting on.  I thought a rainbow of pretty leaves was in order.  Here's a peek.

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12 Kits - September - Rewind

Welcome to the 12 Kits of Occasions!  We're a group of 12 friends who take turns providing a "kit" to the rest of the group once a month.  The kits are filled with all sorts of wonderful things, pretty papers, die cuts, stamped images and embellishments.  On the last day of the month we all post what we made.  It's always fun to see how our cards will look similar or very different.    So what's with the Rewind?  One of the ladies left the group - so we were left with an extra month.  We decided to revisit some of the older kits, and use up some of the extra supplies that we might have on hand.  And yes, there is a new lady joining the group - I hope you will welcome Lindsey Larsen from Occasional Crafting!

So here's where it gets interesting.  I don't have a whole lot of extra supplies left.  I admit I'm not one to think a project all the way through.  Elements get switched around several times in the process before I'm happy with my design.  Oh yes... and there are some casualties of war here.   Coloring outside the lines, crooked embellishments and poor measuring all contribute to my lack of supplies.   Don't ask .. it's ugly.  Sometimes I loose smaller pieces - and even a few times my from my furry friend decides something looks tasty.  Thats my story and yes.. I'm sticking to it.  

I hope you enjoy!
I can always count on Renee for loads of goodies in her kits!

 Sweet Elephants from Sharron's kit!

Here's where I started casing ladies for lack of supplies.  The first card is the original and the second I made larger so you know it's mine. 

 Cathy's Card with the die cut background and cute bunnies inspired my card.. 

Kelly's original card with the rainbow of paint splatters inspired my thanks card

Kara's Happy Houses inspired this card... 

Sharron's Hoppy Easter in Pink

Renee's clean sparkly cut out heart inspired this:
I love how Marybeth embosses in GOLD to makes such elegant cards.
 I wanted to change the fall look of Tracey's "Blessed" card to something I could use everyday.
I had lots of fun casing all the ladies!  You can get a complete list of all the ladies with projects today as well as sneak peeks of projects today here on the 12 Kits of Occasions Blog.

But wait...there's more.  Check out the rewind projects from our guest designers:

I know there's really just too much here to comment on - am I right?  Just tell me you had fun looking around and I'm happy!! 

Supplies that I used to CASE designers today hat weren't in any of the kits.
Kara:  Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Borders One, Poppystamps Fancy Clouds, Brevillia Houses, W+9 strictly sentiments 5, Twinery Marachino, Buttons
Kelly:  W+9 Quite Like You, Sequins, Die W+9 Hand Lettered Thanks
Marybeth:  GOld Foil Paper, Spellbinder Classic Ovals, Classic Scalloped Ovals
Renee:  Memory Box LaRue Heart, Sequin Board Recollections
Sharron:  Pink Paislee Paper "Hey Kid" 6x6"
Cathy:  PTI Chevron Cover plate, Poppystamps Lyndon Butterfly, Elsa Butterfly, Bunny Buddies, Fuzzy Bunnies, Nestled Bird
Tracey Basic Grey RSVP Collection, Wood Butterfly Jillibean Soup, Dies Paper Smooches Notebook Scallop

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Waltzingmouse Release Day Blog Hop!

Have you been checking out the latest Waltzingmouse release?  Today the DT is celebrating the new products being available in the store with a blgo hop.  If you are hopping you should have reached me from The Stamping Queen (AKA Anya Schrier!).  If you'd like to start from the beginning you can get all the details here at Claire's blog. You will want to check Claire's blog anyway because there is a contest - and she's going to tell you what you need to do to enter to win!

It's designer's choice today so I thought I'd make some snowflake cards for you.  The first is a snow flurry of flakes in lots of bright colors with a paint splatter background.   The snowflakes are from the new Warm Fuzzies Set.
My next card features embossed and die cut snowflakes.  
First I debossed the snowflake #1 and #3.  Then I stamped my sentiment from Warm Fuzzies, and added some die cut snowflake #2 on pop dots.  A sprinkle of sequins always makes me happy - so why fight it?  LOL!
Last I have a little gift card envelope made with the smaller stamps from Frosty In The Pines.  This was so fun to stamp and is the perfect way to pass along a little gift card.  I added a little glitter to the trees and snowflakes too. 
Next on the hop is Karin Akesdotter - I know she's going to knock your socks off.

Here's a complete list of all the ladies with projects for you today for your convenience.

Jeanne Jachna   That's Me!

Happy Hopping and GOOD LUCK!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Waltzingmouse September Release - Warm Fuzzies

It's the third day of the new release peeks for Waltzingmouse Stamps.  The stamps officially hit the store tomorrow.  The DT will be celebrating with a blog hop and there will be some prizes up for grabs.  Today we're showing you the new Warm Fuzzies set.  It features this sweet little birdie with a hear emblazoned on his chest.  The set includes everything you need to make this snowy scene - pine trees, snowflakes, and some sweet sentiments too. 
A set of digital cut files make these super easy to stamp, color, and create!  I made this little tag ready for gift giving.  Won't it look great on a package filled with all the fixings for some hot chocolate?  The tag was made with the gift card it die topped with the picot panels cie cut. 
Want to see more?  Here's a list of all the ladies with projects for you today!  I hope you'll come back tomorrow - release day - for a blog hop and your chance to win some of these great new stamps!

Head Mousetress Claire Brennan 
Tosha Leyendekker

Have a great day!!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Waltzingmouse Stamps September Release - Frosty In The Pines

Thanks for stopping by!  It's the second day of new release projects at Waltzingmouse Stamps and today we're showing you the new set called "Frosty in the Pines".  The stamps are officially available in the store on Sunday September 28 when we'll be celebrating with a blog hop with some prizes.   Frosty is super cute with his little bird friend.  T
The set also comes with everything you need to stamp a snowy little scene.... pine trees and even log cabins.   Digital cut files made this really easy to cut, color, and create.
 You'll have to help me settle this debate.  I wasn't sure which card to post here.  I like the one with the blue background because it clearly defines the sky and the ground.   My husband liked this one layer version better with the blue paint splatter background.
The little cabins are so cute I couldn't resist making a little tag too. 

Want to see more projects?  Here's a list of the design team with projects to show you today!!

 Head Mousetress Claire Brennan 
Tosha Leyendekker

I hope you'll stop by tomorrow for more new release projects!

Waltzingmouse "Frosty In The Pines" Stamp Set
Ink Fresh Impress Pigment Ink
Dies:  Waltzingmouse Cut Files, WM Stitched Tags, MFT Snow Drifts
Twinery Twine Gold Shimmer
Martha Stewart Ultra Fine Glitter