Saturday, September 30, 2017

12 Kits of Occasion ~ September

Hello!  Hello!  Fall is definitely in the air here in Maine and Marybeth from Marybeth's Time For Paper  has put together a wonderfully festive kit for this months 12 Kits of Occasion.

Here's my cards:
Marybeth included these wonderful printed papers from PTI and this fun sentiment.  All I added was this darling little cup filled with a pumpkin spice latte from Darcie's Cookies and Cocoa.  It's actually a Christmas image but I covered the holly and berries with a couple of leaves that were in the kit and tried to make the peppermint sticks look like cinnamon sticks.  There's a heavy dose of Wink of Stella on the cinnamon sticks to sweeten them up a bit! 
Next up is a shaker card.  Everything I used was included in Marybeth's kit.  Super cute!

Love this pumpkin cart from PTI. I'd love to have one sitting on my front porch to fill with the harvest of each season. 

A pretty leaf image embossed on water color paper.  I used zigs to color it in and added a strip of gold, some paper from the kit and twine that was wrapped around the kit when it arrived.  Marybeth sure knows how to make a presentation!

Again, everything here was included in the kit.  I cut the scalloped edge out of the orange cardstock she sent.

These lovely leaves were colored using distress inks.  The rake was left over from a project last year.  I finally found a use for it!  I added some rain drops to finish it off.

I absolutely loved these images from Purple Onion Marybeth sent.  I colored them up using Copics and created a slider for these little fella's to ride their bike on.

  The sentiments are computer generated.

I added some Glossy Accents to the little frog to make him look slimy and gave texture to the little fox and scenery using a scrap of towel soaked with Copic blender.

What a fun, fun kit this was to work with!  Thanks so much Marybeth!  I'll enjoy using up the leftovers after I see all my friends cards.  I know I'll want to CASE them all!

Be sure to visit the 12 Kits of Occasion blog to see how the other gals were inspired by Marybeth's kit.

I had posted yesterday that our daughter and son-in-law are expecting their first baby in May 2018!  Our first grandchild!!!  I'm over the moon with excitement and joy!

I've been on cloud 9 since Thursday night.  Life is such a joyful ride!  

I'll be adding one of these cards to the following challenges:
Darnell's NBUS Challenge ~ 
Word Art Wednesday ~ Anything Goes
The Sisterhood of Crafters ~ Use Your Dies
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge ~ Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings~ Birgit


  1. Ha!! I beat you to the draw, Birgit!!! THAT never happens! LOVE, LOve, love every card... but what a sweet little addition to add the pull-tab on your final little masterpiece!
    I'm betting your feet haven't hit the ground yet... more congratulations to your family!! xx

  2. Congratulations on the expected grandbaby! Your cards are all beautiful, Birgit.

  3. YAY! How exciting! So happy for you Birgit! My grandkids are 25 & 20 ... seems like yesterday when I was handed the sonograms! Gifts from God!
    Your cards are AWESOME (as always)! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘Use Your Dies!’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit!

    P.S. If you hurry, there's still time to enter into the 'Sentiments/Quotes' challenge at the DOUBLE D Challenge Blog

  4. What a treasure trove of cards here Birgit! Totally head over heels in love with your shaker card and really like how you transformed your Christmas mug into a Fall mug too! You outdid yourself with this kit and I'm loving everyone of them! And I think you're going to be on cloud 9 for the for-seeable future...enjoy every minute of it!! :0)

  5. Well, first off...CONGRATULATIONS! Being a Grandma is really the BEST ever!! I am so very happy for you!! Now, you have worked your magic again and made AWESOME cards...of course Marybeth really did a fabulous job with giving you wonderful images to work with, but gosh I love your cards!! Have a terrific weekend. I can just see you doing a "happy dance" all through the house all day long!!
    Hearty Hugs friend!

  6. I just adore your cards! Didn't think it could better than the bicycle slider you posted on the blog. Then I saw your maple leaf, and WOW, what gorgeous coloring. Love the rake too! Oh my, just love them all. You put such joy into your cards! Hugs, and enjoy your weekend!

  7. First of all a very huge CONGRATULATIONS to you on your very first grandchild! What wonderful news and blessing to you all.
    When I saw your card on the blog I loved it so much, slider was such a fun idea! Each of your cards are simply amazing and so well thought out with each detail! Love how you change the holly on your teacup with the fall leaves!
    Back to being a grandma, I will never forget the first time we learned we would be grandparents..... simply the best with your heart overflowing with so much joy it wants to burst! God bless you all! We have some of our grandsons with us for 5 days and loving every minute with them.

  8. Oh Birgit how exciting for you and congratulations on your very first grandchild, what a blessing! All of your cards are, as ALWAYS, so artfully put together--just fabulous! Love how you turned the peppermint sticks into cinnamon sticks--great idea! I especially love your slider what a brilliant idea! Once again you rocked the kit!

  9. You did an amazing array of beautifully designed and colored cards with Marybeth's awesome fall kit, Birgit! I can't pick a favorite; I love them all!! Thank you so much for playing three times in my NBUS Challenge #12!! Hugs, Darnell

  10. Oh I am so excited for you, a first grandbaby is so exciting!! Congrats!
    I loved all your cards, The scarecrow shaker card is just the cutest, Love the embossing on the leaf and the colors you used to color it too, that is such a fun slider card, like the sentiment on each end! Great assortment of Autumn creations!!

  11. Wow, you really worked wonders with Marybeth's kit! Every card is fabulous. The little cup is such a fun addition and all of your coloring looks amazing. And I love your slider! Every detail is wonderful and I love the sentiment. Congrats again on the expected little one. Just imagine how excited you will be when baby arrives!!

  12. A fabulous selection of cards Birgit, I love all of them, especially the slider card! :-)

  13. Okay 1st I am getting my business out of the way: your Fall cards are beautiful! Love the wide variety and am partial to that Shaker one! The colors, the leaves, the designs, they all scream a very good way!

    Now for the Joyous part of this post! OMGoodness!!! CONGRATUALTIONS! I am sooooooooooooo happy and thrilled and excited for you!!! I think you may know we are expecting our very 1st grandchild, a precious baby girl, Penleope Joy, in about 33 days 9 hours and 22 minutes....but who's counting?!?! I am!!! (okay I made up the hours and minutes but the days are on point) lol Have your feet touched the earth? I bet not! I am going over to Face Book to give you some buying tidbits lol CONGRATULATIONS!!!

  14. Love your darling slider card and the beautiful coloring on it! These are all delightful autumn cards Birgit. I'm sure you're on cloud nine and will be for quite some time! You'll be planning and preparing then re-planning and re-preparing LOL!! Oh and there's the baby shower too grandma!!

  15. This is really a darling card card! I love it! Congratulations on your new grandbaby! Thank you for joining In the Word Art Wednesday fun! Ginny M DT

  16. First CONGRATULATIONS! I am so happy for you! What a joy to welcome a baby into your life! You are blessed!

    Now for your cards.. so many things I love here.. the dew drops on the leaves. the shiny little frog and that watercolored gold embossed leave! Wow! So beautiful!!

  17. super sweet cards, luv them all! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

    blog-paperie blooms

    sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

  18. What a wonderful collection of amazing cards! I love them all but your bike riding fox is just too darn cute and that sweet frog sitting in the basket, just adorable. Congratulations on becoming a grandmother, so excited for you!

  19. Love the gingham background. Thank you for sharing with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters.


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