December 30, 2013

The 12 Kits of Occasions--December 2013


Hi there!  Sorry I've been even quieter than usual lately, but this month has been especially hectic for my family.  My husband and I sold his mother's home of 42 years and bought her a new one closer to us, and we had less than a week to clean it out.  It was incredibly stressful getting everything lined up to happen in time, but somehow we finished up just a few days before Christmas.  We're looking forward to getting my MIL moved into her new place soon and settling back into our normal routines.  :)

Believe it or not, we've come to the end of another month, and with it another round of The 12 Kits of Occasions.  This month's hostess is Jessica, and she sent us a Christmas-themed kit full of the most darling images and supplies.  I knew I'd only be able to scratch the surface of this fantastic kit in the limited time I had this month, so I pulled out my very favorite items and went to work.

The first card I made used the cute rabbit on a sled from Lawn Fawn.  I colored him with Copics and added a trail of gems behind him to give a sense of movement.

My second card uses more Lawn Fawn images and sentiments with a fun chevron embossed background.


My last card uses die cut poinsettia flowers from Paper Smooches with a pretty script sentiment from Mama Elephant.


I can't wait to see what the other ladies made!

Stop by The 12 Kits blog to see the full list of supplies, plus you can find out the winner of our recent Guest Designer contest!

Don't forget to leave a comment here and on the rest of the designer's blogs for a chance to win a fabulous giveaway, courtesy of Jessica.  Stop by the 12 Kits blog for more details.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

28 comments:

Lynn said...

Three absolutely adorable cards! Love them all Christina. Glad to hear things are getting settled with your mother-in-law. That is a huge help to her I'm sure!

Maureen said...

Hi Christina! Just popping in to say hi and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. I've been enjoying my holidays and recharging for the New Year. I'm totally loving that Paper Smooches sentiment...what a great mix of fonts and images :) Glad to hear your MIL is getting settled...I'm sure she appreciates all your loving care :) Hugs to you :) ox

Kara said...

Beautiful cards, but my favorite are the little white bellies on the birds;) So cute!

Lee Anne said...

Those little sparrows are so cute! Great cards this month!

Marybeth said...

Oh Christina , that does sound overwhelming! That must have been so hard for your MIL to leave her home of 42 years. How wonderful that she will be closer to your family.
Love the cards you made. The little bird card is as sweet as can be..
Happy New Years!
Now get some rest....

Alanna said...

These are all so darling. This really looks like it was a fabulous kit.

Marisa said...

Great mix of cards. Love those little birds :) Blessings to you for helping your MIL move after 42 years! That is a LOT of things to go through!! Glad she is closer - I love having mom close as I can pop over whenever she needs me.

Brenda in IN said...

Cute, cute little birds and I love the white center you used for your poinsetta.

Amy McCue said...

What a busy December you have had! I can't believe you even had time to put together these little darlings!

Joyce said...

Well, for someone who had limited time, you absolutely made the most of it. I absolutely love your cards, especially that cute winter bunny. The trail of gems is a super idea. And, your birdies are especially cute. Love how they look like they are just fluttering around.

Lindsey said...

What a crazy month you've had! I hope that things settle down for you and that you were able to enjoy Christmas. Love the cards you were able to make...the first is probably my favorite...love the subtle rhinestones and that the card just makes me feel happy when I look at it.

Susan Clare said...

I love all of these cards Christina!!

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome creations!!

Cathy Weber said...

You really have been busy...what a difficult time of year to be moving and cleaning out a house lived in for so many years. So nice you have it all behind you now and can help your MIL move into her new home. I love what you did this month, the cute bunny and sled, the very cute way you colored those birds to leave their bellies white and that wooden button in the center of your poinsettia really makes it stand out! Happy New Year!

Kim Heggins said...

Fabulous cards Christina for someone who did not have much time, you would never know that from looking at these beauties! Your bunny card is my favorite...just too cute with that bright red scarf! Happy New Year!

Renee said...

You're not the only one who has been absent lately...
and I didn't have anywhere near what you had on your plate!
Gorgeous cards...
as always!
You never fail to keep me in awe with how you interpret each kit!
Now go get some rest...
you need it! :)

Sharron said...

Wonderful cards this month, Christina! Love them all! You always do such awesome things with the kits. My favorite is your winter sparrow card. LOVE their little white bellies!

Kristie Goulet said...

Absolutely love all of these cards, Christina! You rocked this kit. Happy New Year to you!

cm said...

Three lovely cards here; you've worked magic with your kit ingredients! Love them all; the peace*love*joy really caught my eye! Happy New Year - and thank you for sharing your amazing creativity, even though you were in the midst of incredibly busy-ness. Hope things settle for you soon!
c

Jean Bullock said...

Darling cards and the embossing makes them extra special.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Love them, Christina, especially the kraft and red!! Good luck with getting your MIL all settled in! Happy New Year!! Hugs, Darnell

Kelly S. said...

Ack you are so good at designing a CAS card that really says WOW! I just love how you colored the birds and the poinsettia is drop dead gorgeous with the wooden center and the background to match. I just loved that houndstooth foil, so glad I kept mine! Your bunny with the chevron is such a festive, sweet holiday card. Such awesome whimsical creations with this kit!

Janis said...

Oh...can't choose between those sweet LF birdies that are alw faves of mine and the lovely kraft card. Love that wood-grain look!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Sherrie M. said...

Such a sweet set of cards Christina! Love them all, especially the birds card. Happy New Year!

The Paper Parade said...

Christina, I'm loving the little white bellies of the birdies! And the fact that you places one below the words... such an eye for design you have! The poinsettia card is beautiful, but the adorable bunny card has stolen my heart :)

Amy Kolling said...

So many changes for us all! I know I'll miss seeing your cards over at CC but I know what you mean.....busy life means new changes. I love how you paired the poinsettia up with that fabulous foiled houndstooth paper!!! Gorgeous!!! This is not goodbye.....because I'll still be around! Happy New Year!

Tracey McNeely said...

Christina what a gorgeous collection of cards, love them all. I especially like the white bellies on the sparrows--that is brilliant. So glad that we still have 12 Kits, Happy New Year my friend!

Mary-Anne V said...

wonderful cards...love those little birds on the second and how you gave them white feathers.

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