Friday, September 30, 2016

12 Kits of Occasions - This is Halloween!

Ok so here's your warning!   Lots of photos in this post.. but maybe you already expect that when you come to visit me! LOL!  I love when I can see all the details on a project when I'm getting lost on the web, so I'm sure to include lots of close ups of my own projects.

It's the last day of the month.... that means it's time for the 12 Kits of Occasions reveal.  The 12 Kits is a group of 12 friends who love to paper craft.  Each  month one of us takes a turn at making up a kit to share with the rest of the group.  I am so excited because September is my month to be hostess!  The theme this month is Halloween.  I was thinking that this might give some of you ideas on cards to make for yourself.

So this kit.. umm.. it became somewhat of a monster!! Here's a pic of some of the goodies that were inside (you can see a complete list of ingredients on the 12 Kits Of Occasions blog).  I look at this as my chance to give back to the group for all the wonderful kits I got for the other 11 months of the year.. I just kept adding and adding to the kit.  Of course a few new sets came out just as I thought I had everything done.. so I added even more.  I told everyone to just use what they like and toss the rest.  I hope they forgive me for getting carried away.  I'm just a "people pleaser".  I want everyone to have something that they WANT to work with. 

That said I know that you're going to see LOTS and LOTS of cards today if you hop to everyone on the list!

I know I normally tell you what was a trick to work with.. but I've decided that's not for me to say this time.  Of course I think everything was a treat - it's my kit afterall!  

Here's what I made

Well I know that was a lot right?  I'm sure hoping you want to see even more.  Here's a list of the rest of the 12 Kits of Occasions Design Team.  

I feel so blessed to be a part of this team that I had to make some extra kits so I could invite a few friends to play.  I hope you'll visit them as well...

You can always jump to our blog too where you'll find one card sample from each designer so you can check they're style! 

All cards Finished Size 4.25 x 5.56"
Pattern Paper:  American Crafts Hocus Pocus 12 x 12”
Papertrey Ink Spooky Smiles & Coordinating Dies
Reverse Confetti  Best Witches
Impression Obsession Halloween To Do List,  Swizzle Sticks
Neat and Tangled Graveyard Shift
Memory Box Stitched Pumpkins, Swirling Ghosts
Impression Obsession Mini Ghosts
Poppystamps Stitched Pumpkin Leaves,  Bitty Spider, Playful Kitties
Taylored Expressions 13 Dead End Drive
Little Inker Boo Word Die
Reverse Confetti Web Tag Layer


Birgit said...

What an amazing kit you've put together and even more amazing are all your fabulous projects! I so wish I was good at layering as I admire your style so much! Fun! Fun!

Kim Heggins said...

What an amazing kit you assembled Miss spooky! Love each and every bit you included! Your cards are so stinkin' amazing and can't wait to case them all! Thank you for the best Halloween card kit ever!!!!

Nancy Penir said...

Oooooh, just gushing over all you projects. Jeanne, honestly, so much fun, and so much left over. Love the stick figures colored so perfectly with the boo cutout ( expected no less!), I still have that one, so it's 'casing Jeanne time'. Fabulous haunted house with the ghosties too! Love them all, and your kit was amazing!!!

cm said...

Rendered speechless with your Halloween creations here, Jeanne! Your pairing of papers is what really catches my eye..and sparks ideas for some of the elements leftover from the awesome kit! Hope my rather CAS creations made you smile! Thank you again - times a kazillion - for inviting me to play alongside!

Marybeth said...

First of all THANK YOU for such an awesome kit Jeanne! I had so much fun! I love everything you created with your kit! I Love the stick pin card of yours as that was the very first thing I grabbed and made a huge smudge at the end of working on my card :(
The little Serendipity Stamps witch is just darling and I love your adorable card made with Kay’s set!
Thank you!

richardbreaks said...

Wow, Jeanne, your card are so great! That castle diecut was BEGGING for watercolor behind it! You always manage the best panels on your cards. (VERY reverse confetti, I must say) I need to practice those! Gorgeous work. I can't thank you enough for asking me to play along! I had a blast!

Joyce said...

Always a treat to visit your blog, Jeanne, but never so much as when I am seeing what you did with your incredible kit. Your cards are over the top wonderful. Thank you so much for this kit. I had such fun creating with it, and it was so very easy to work with.

I Card Everyone said...

Jeanne, I hate to start my comment with an apology, but I am SO SORRY that my post was so late today! Your kit was 'over the top' fabulous ... in all honesty: you are MUCH too generous to us! I may have enough left to make cards for next year, too! You've done wonders, not surprised - LOve your coloring, and layering skills, Jeanne ... thank you, so very much for this fabulous kit! [you are one tough act to follow!!!]
=] Michele xx

Marcie Rhys said...

Every nifty place I go Jeanne, there you are! When do you find time to sleep?! You are a creative machine! Can you tell I'm impressed?

OK, I'm at your blog from Marybeth's, and when I saw the fantastic kit she got, I decided to find out more about the kit! Your generosity of spirit just blows me away. It is evident in all the many ways you connect with folks. The kit ingredients are so wonderful, that I'm going to have to visit each and every blog this month. I really love your eclectic assortment of Halloween items.

Your cards are just fabulous. I continue to learn so much about great card making from you. I am stinking curious as to how you did the amazing "BOO" on the swizzle stick card. Did you use a die in some way? If you can't answer this (along with running the free world these days), I will look for a die to be used that way over at Memory Box.

I'm still shaking my head at how involved you are, and jealous as all get out, at how organized you need to be to do it all. All that talent and you're a big SWEETHEART to boot!

Lisa Elton said...

WOW Jeanne, where to begin!! So much inspiration for the product I haven't used yet. I love the way you colored the little witch and the color wash background for the haunted house. Each one a gem my friend. THANK YOU, THANKS YOU, THANK YOU for such an amazing kit!!

Bobby said...

It takes a creative mind to come up with all the bits and pieces of a fantastic kit like this, Jeanne, but an even greater mind to come up with so many wonderful cards using those bits and pieces.

Sharron said...

Oh, Jeanne, it is such fun to see what you did with your own kit! I am always in awe of your gorgeous designs and your layering is always amazing. You definitely did not disappoint--love every one! The fantastic watercoloring background behind the haunted house is so cool. And your sweet card with Kay's kit is adorable! I was glad to see your version of the little witch. I really love her and couldn't wait to color her. And I love the clever way you used the stick pens too! Thank you so much for such an awesome kit. You really do spoil us!!!

Darnell said...

Not too many photos for me, Jeanne! What a brilliant kit you put together, topped only by your own take with it! Each creation is sensational!! Hugs, Darnell

Nora Noll said...

Oh my!! Your cards are AMAZING!!! I love your first card with the layering of the blue underneath the tag and the yummy ways you layered the papers/images. The skull card is my favorite though. You colored them in so nicely and then did that fabulous spotlight technique on this!!

Renee said...

Having received some of your wonderful kits I don't doubt anyone when they say it was bursting at the seams. :)
And with this sampling of gorgeous creations...
you killed this kit, Sweet Friend!
Love each and every one! :)

Lindsey said...

Okay, I officially love them all. LOVE them! I especially love how you watercolored around the skulls, the fabulous turquoise you added to your mummy card, and the amazing background behind your haunted house. You are amazing! I know I tell you that all the time, but I believe it! Thank you for the fabulous kit. I'm so thrilled to have so many goodies to keep making cards with. :)