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!!

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