Friday, September 30, 2016

Guest Designer for "The 12 Kits of Occasions" Blog

I have been holding on to this for a few weeks and was so excited when Jeanne asked me to be a part of "The 12 Kits of Occasions" for September. I have been a long admirer of her creations and LOVE this kit blog.

When I received her box, it was like Christmas...or Halloween as the box was FULL of festive Halloween goodness. I wish I had taken a photo of the way Jeanne packaged it all up too. It was just like getting an unexpected present.

I only created six projects-five cards and a tag. I could have done TONS more and might play with it later on in the month but I have been super busy completing DT projects that I have very little time for myself these days.

I tried to stick to the kit but I have to say I was a bit of a failure at this.

For my first card, I mainly used the kit, just adding a silver thread, "Clear" Wink of Stella and some glossy accents over the spider.

I LOVE this fun sentiment block and thought it would look perfect over the red patterned paper and the glitter spider web die cut. The spider does get a little bit lost, though. (it is in the upper right hand corner!)

For my second card, I took one of the fun sentiments, some patterned paper and some of the cute images from the kit that I colored in with Copics.

I think this is my favorite of all my projects too. I added a bit of Stickles in "Dark Blue" on the witch hat band and die cut the sentiment out but everything else is directly from the kit.

For my third card, I blended Distress Ink in "Carved Pumpkin" and "Wild Violet" onto a white card base for the background. I then splattered  Heidi Swapp Colorshine in "Tinsel" and "Picket Fence" Distress Stain on top of the blended ink before I added the die cuts and sentiment.

My daughter had an opinion where I placed the ghosts on this. There were a TON of little ones in the kit and Charlotte thought these three looked the best on the house. It is hard to tell from the photo but I added some "Clear" Wink of Stella over the ghosts to give them a bit of shine.

With the Distress Ink background theme going, I decided to create one more for my fourth card.

I blended "Twisted Citron," "Shaded Lilac" and "Blueprint Sketch" on the front of this white card base. I then splattered water over the top and blotted it with a paper towel. I then added the fun die cuts, all from the kit. The sequins were literally lying on my craft mat. Even when I clean up, extra sequins seem to be everywhere!

For my last card, everything was from the kit with the exception of the card base, a white scrap of card stock and the "Vintage Photo" Distress Ink that I used around the edges of the paper.

I LOVE how this card came out too!! That sentiment is not actually part of that white background. I pieced it together and hid the seam with the pumpkins.

For my last project, I made a tag and used the bag that Jean sent some of her goodies in.

I knew that this was what I wanted to do with the ghost when it dropped out of the pile of stuff when I first looked through everything!!

Here is a close up with all the sequins inside. I tried to use sequins of every color polka dot on the bag.

That is all from me. Please visit The 12 Kits of Occasion Blog for the full list of everyone that took part in this months kit. I love to see how different people use the same products!! I thank you Jeanne Jachna for inviting me to be a part of this fun blog this month!!

Here is the list of members, starting with the two other guest designers.

I thank you for taking the time to stop by. Have a FABULOUS FRIDAY!!



Birgit said...

What fabulous projects using this amazing kit Jeanne put together. Congrats on being one of the guest designers. I so enjoyed visiting your blog and seeing your amazing projects!!

Inkyfingers said...

Congratulation Nora! Who wouldn't like to get a box of goodies to play with, and I love what you did with your kit. What a happy collection of spooky goodies to celebrate Halloween.
Carol x

Kim Heggins said...

Simply spooky collection of haunting goodness...just love all your creepy cards!!!

Nancy Penir said...

Hi Nora, so glad to see your lovely work on the 12 Kits blog! All spooky fun today. You really captured the joy of Jeanne's fabulous kit!

Marybeth said...

Hi Nora! My goodness these are all absolutely darling! Love that polka dot treat bag and the wonderful background on the card with the haunted house! Beautiful projects with this wonderful kit! So happy you got to play along!

cm said...

Nora, sounds like you were as dazzled with the kit as I was and WOW! Your creations are absolutely outstanding! You've given me plenty of inspiration of what to do with some of my leftovers! Second helpings are going to be fun!

richardbreaks said...

Nora, these are fantastic projects! Your coloring and backgrounds are just beautiful. Terrific job.

I Card Everyone said...

Hi Nora!!! OH do I love that you used that darling little goody bag - I totally wanted to use the gorgeous wrapping paper, too! You have given me SO many ideas for my own abundance of left-overs... SEE!! This is the fun we have - every month!!! So happy you were guesting this month... see you again soon! xx
=] Michele

Joyce said...

I really love everything you made with your kit, Nora. You clearly had a lot of fun playing with it. I think my favorite bit was the card where the ghost seems to be flying out of the jack o lantern's mouth. That made me chuckle. Thanks so much for playing along with us as our Guest Designer this month.

Lisa Elton said...

So wonderful having you guest with us this month Nora!! I love what you've done with Jeanne's amazing kit. Incredible designs!!

Darnell said...

Congratulations on guest designing for the 12 Kits, Nora! You've given us an amazing parade of Halloween Extraordinaire! Each one is more fabulous than the one before!! Hugs, Darnell

Sharron said...

What a treat to have you with us this month! Your projects are all so fantastic! Loved your amazing sponged backgrounds, such a great way to show off the die cuts. And what an adorable tag to go with the fun little bag Jeanne included. Thanks for all the inspiration you shared with us. I'm sure we all have lots of supplies left to play with!!

Jeanne J. said...

First Thanks so much for playing along! I love your style Nora! You made so many great things with this kit! I love the treat bag with the ghost - how the sequins inside mimic the pattern on the bag, the way you mixed the paper patterns and your inking! Even that bitty spider on the silver thread! Perfect!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Halloween is my favorite Holiday! All your cards are amazing,. but my favorite is the orange and purple one - such a fabulous scene!!!

Lindsey said...

Nora, I was so so SO excited when Jeanne told us she had asked you to be a guest designer this month. You are talented and wonderful and all of that shows with your cards today! I am beyond thrilled that I had so many supplies left over and absolutely intend to CASE as many of your cards as I possible can. Your group of pumpkins and fabulously colored, oh-so-cute pumpkin/ghost cards are two of my faves and some really lucky person is getting that adorable bag you made. I love it. :)