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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

MARCH 12 KITS OF OCCASIONS

In February I was lucky enough to win one of the March 12 Kits of Occasions.  This month the theme was "out of this world"  and the kit was put together by Jeanne Jachna.  I received a box full of papers, stamped images and sentiments, twine, die cuts, embellishments - honestly I was overwhelmed by all she included.  It must have taken her ages to put this all together for all the participants!!  The other part that was a bit daunting is that I really don't ever use little astronauts, spacehips, etc. - so huge challenge right there.  But after having a think about it all, once I got going I made four cards.




I'm not going into detail about each card.  On the first card the background was done with Brushos and the astronaut was colored with Zigs.  The background on the second card is a piece of patterned paper.  Smooshed some distress inks for the background of the third card and embossed the stars and sentiment with liquid platinum.  Made the background on the fourth card by blending distress oxide inks on black cs and spritzing with water.  

Every month these gals give away kits to someone who leaves a comment.  I have been following them for ages - I think they started out with kits about Christmas and since then has changed to holidays and now occasions.  So check out their blog and enter.

I've already mailed off my "congratulations" card to my DIL who was just made head teacher (the principal in USA language) of St. Joseph's Primary School in Kingston on Thames, London - I'm so pleased for her and so proud - lucky staff and really lucky kids to have her!!

Thanks so much Jeanne for this wonderful kit that made me go way out of my box - or maybe I should say way out of space!!!

18 comments:

  1. Darling quartet of cards, Betty! You really made your kit shine, even if it was out of your comfort zone!!

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  2. I would have been totally lost, but wow--your cards are all darling, Betty! I especially love the last 2--wonderful backgrounds & designs!

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  3. Betty,
    These cards are fantastic! You did a great job with the contents, these are darling.

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  4. All your cards a fabulous Betty, Love your Astronauts, great cards even out of your comfort zone.

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  5. Terrific cards Betty! Congratulations on winning a kit! Such cute little astronauts and although you say you don't usually use such images, you have done a great job! Have a lovely day! Luv n’ Hugs. Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

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  6. You did an amazing job with your kit, Betty! I love how you created each of your backgrounds, and how you colored those adorable astronauts! Congrats on your win!!!

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  7. What a darling set of cards using Jeanne's kit Betty! You did a great job working outside of your creative box. One would never know it was a challenge for you as each card is a delight! Congratulations on your win!

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  8. These are terrific! Totally loving that brusho background. The congrats card is lovely!

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  9. Wasn't that kit a hoot? Jeanne never fails to assemble a spectacular surprise package. And you put together 4 fabulous creations. Gorgeous 'spacey' bg, and love the adorable cords on the 1st and 2nd cards! Always love seeing your amazing backgrounds! Hugs!

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  10. Love, love, love your backgrounds Betty! And not to be redundant, but I LOVE that you added a "love you" die to the 4th card's sentiment...I hadn't thought of that and I might have to borrow your idea ;) Hugs!

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  11. This kit was so much fun, wasn't it? Congratulations on being my co-winner! I absolutely adore what you did with the elements. I am esp attracted to your wonderful backgrounds that really help the focal points shine! Very inspired with what you did with the hanging stars. Congrats to your daughter!!! Fabulous accomplishment!
    <3 J

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  12. I love all the cool backgrounds you made for the space theme - they're all different and amazing! You even added some twine line to the astronaut - how clever! And the gold stars are yummy!

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  13. Hi Betty! Wow , yes you sure were lucky to win one of Jeanne's awesome kits and we are lucky to have you join us this month! Betty I love them all ! I like the one with just the sentiment on it and the others are so much fun!

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  14. Welcome to our 12 kits group this month! Love all your wonderful cards, really love how you used those dangling stars, so clever and so beautiful!

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  15. Betty, you would never guess these elements were out of your comfort zone. Your cards are totally fantastic!!! (Huge congrats to your DIL, too!) I love that you gave your little astronauts tethering strings, and embossing over the bright yellow star string was brilliant. So glad you could join us this month!

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  16. Betty I love seeing the four fabulous cards that you created with Jeanne's kit! From fun to elegant love them all. Congratulations to your DIL what a fabulous achievement! So happy to have you join us this month!

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  17. We were so happy that you could join us this month, Betty! Your cards are all so awesome! The background on the first design is fabulous and how fun to use some twine to tether your little astronauts. Love the dangling stars too!

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  18. So happy to have you joining us this month Betty! Your cards are all adorable. I especially love the background you created for the first one!! A big congrats to your DIL!!

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