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Thursday, May 31, 2018

Guest at 12 Kits of Occasions!

I had the pleasure to meet Nancy Penir this last March when a group of us met at the Craft House in Kansas.  Nancy asked me to be her guest for the May 12 Kits of Occasions and of course I was honored and humbled to be asked and said YES!
I learned that Nancy has chickens and she calls them her "ladies" and even has names for them.  So I was NOT surprised that her Kit had to do with eggs, chickens and things farm related!
You can check out the supply list on the 12 Kits of Occasions Blog!
I know there are chickens that actually look like this crazy thing!  I had to make a shaker card with some of the fun beads and sequins that was in the kit and of course I colored up a couple of eggs and made a banner from the sentiment she provided.  My family thought this was the best one of the bunch I made!  I think they liked the shaker!
This was actually the first card I made from the kit and I cut an oval from the chicken wire that she stamped for me....egg shape, you know!!  And that fun pattern paper was in the kit too along with the sentiments!
Then I went a totally different direction when I saw this sweet sheep and decided to make it into a baby card!
I colored up these cute little Lawn Fawn Ducks and put them into their own little window box!
 And last but not least was this cute little cow with the talk bubble that I thought was so clever.  I cut out a heart from adhesive paper and sponged on some DI and added the cow!
I still have some more elements to use as you can see from the side of this card, and I have more pattern paper too.  But I wanted to get these made for you to see what I did with this fun Kit from Nancy!  I hope you will go check out what all the other ladies made, I am always so surprised how everyone comes up with different ideas using the same elements...that makes this very fun!

Heart Hugs, friends!



18 comments:

  1. All your cards are as cute as can be Colleen! I adore the ducks in the window and the sweet sheep baby card. They're all just as sweet as can be! So happy to have you joining us this month. Miss you tons, my friend!

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  2. Colleen I knew your cards would bring a smile, but I am blown away by the creative thought that went into each one! All are so different, yet your sweetness shines through. Although your family's opinion is most important, and the shaker is darling, the ducklings in the window are so adorable, they won my heart! Echoing Birgit, 'miss my gal pals'!

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  3. These are just adorable. I love that chicken and the little egg in that set. You did a great job!

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  4. Colleen I was so excited when I saw that you were a guest this month! Each and every one of your cards are so cute and creative. I just loved the crazy chickens! Love how you made cards for different themes and so glad I have more kit left to CASE some of your ideas. Thanks for joining us this month!

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  5. Colleen...so excited that you are joining use this month! Your cards are simply fabulous, like your sweet ducky card, so clever and so much fun. Your first card using those adorable birds is one fabulous shaker card, just love the way you colored that wonderful bird. Really love all your wonderful creations!!!

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  6. Great collection of cards, Colleen!! Each one is unique and so cute with all the critters! I don't have a favorite...love them all!!

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  7. They are all so much fun, Colleen! You've really highlighted all those wonderful images with your uber creative designs! I love how each one is so different from the one before!

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  8. Adorable cards Colleen!! They are all so different and all totally fun! Great use of the elements from the kit. Congrats on being Guest Designer! xx

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  9. Awwwww...every one of your cards is just as cute as can be Colleen! It's pretty obvious that you had a lot of FUN with this kit...especially with your first card!! I really LOVE the framed duckies too...SO ADORABLE!! Congrats on being the Guest Designer this month too...it's always fun to play along with the 12 Kits gals! Missing you too my friend! And keep forgetting to ask how the knee's are doing...did the procedure work??

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  10. Your cards are all so sweet and charming! So happy that you could join us this month. Everyone had such fun with Nancy's kit. Love how you used windows for the little ducklings. And the pink heart for your cow looks adorable!

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  12. Colleen, you have mastered the art of 12 Kits beautifully! So cute, and I adore your speckled coloring technique! Thanks so much for joining the team this month!
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  13. Colleen, what a delight to have you as our guest this month. You made the cutest cards! I’m especially loving your shaker and the darling duckies!

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  14. Lots of fun cards, Colleen! Looks like you've had a ball with this kit!

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  15. What a treat to have you joining us this month! Your cards are just as cute as they can be Colleen. You've done an amazing job with Nancy's kit. I especially like your card with the little ducks, so cute!

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  16. Missed you girls as soon as Marylou and I drove off! Glad you made it home safely, you are the same person I always knew you were! I so enjoyed all the laughter!
    Your cards are absolutely adorable! Love the three ducks and your shaker card is my fav! Beautiful creations with the kit . You were so sweet to help Marylou....she had the best time.Thank you.

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  17. Congrats on being the GD, Colleen! Such a cute kit & I do love your cards! The shaker is fabulous--no surprise your family voted it #1!

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  18. Hi Colleen! Nice to meet you! A beautiful bunch of cards! My favorite is the bright yellow ducks... one for each little window ! Adorable !

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