May 31, 2013

The 12 Kits of Holidays--May 2013


Hey there, friends.  Quiet around here, no?  I've spent the past month trying to chase a nasty stomach virus out of my house, and I'm still recovering from a week-long bout with it myself.  Hopefully better days are ahead.

This month's 12 Kits post is a mix of themes, including get well, thinking of you, and thank you.  Marybeth supplied us with lots of pretty goodies to get us going:


I have only two cards to share today, but I will be back with more once I'm fully recovered.  I particularly like the soft pastel shades of the first one.

Patterned papers:  My Mind's Eye (Lost and Found Blush), Recollections
Stamps:  Serendipity (Butterfly Garden, Miss You small)
Ribbon:  Papertrey Ink
Other:  Copic markers, Diamond Stickles

For the second one I'm kind of wishing I'd used contrasting papers, but the monochromatic look would work for a masculine card, that is if the man in question likes polka dots and aqua.  *grin*

Patterned paper:  Bazzill (Worth Remembering), Recollections
Tool:  Paper Smooches (word die)
Twine:  Hobby Lobby

Don't forget to visit the rest of the 12 Kits ladies to see what they've made:

Joyce: Cards-by-the-Sea
Renee: ItsAPatchworkLife
Tracey: InMyCreativeOpinion
Sharron: OnPapillionWings
Marybeth: Marybeth's Time for Paper
Jeanne: AKeptLife
Amy: Stamp-n-Paradise
Kim: CupcakesCardsandKim
Kara: KandRDesigns
Kelly: GinghamGirl
Jessica: The Paper Parade

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a great weekend!

19 comments:

Maureen Merritt said...

Sorry to hear you've been under the weather! You cards are fabulous, I love the pastel colors in the first! Feel better!

Renee said...

They are both fabulous...
I love the first one in all it's perfection!
And the 2nd...
again...
simply perfect! :)
Feel better soon!
Those tummy bugs are THE worst...
I hate them!!

Marybeth said...

The two you made Christina ,are gorgeous ! Love the polka dot get well! Send it to yourself .......hope you are on the mend , get well! I hope the rest of the summer (year)you will be illness free.

Marisa said...

Fabulously coloured image and love the plaid in the BG. Polka dots always steal my heart so loving that one too :)

Jean Martin said...

These are awesome Christina! Love your coloring on the first and the color combo in the second! :)

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Glad to hear you made yourself a get well card :) I've got a fun little challenge over on my blog, come play along when you feel up to it.

Kara said...

beautiful cards!! feel better!!!

Sharron said...

Fabulous, Christina! Hope you are feeling even better today and are well on your way back to normal. Your flowers are so pretty in pastels and I love them with the pink gingham. And the get well die cut is just perfect with your CAS design and those bold polka dots.

Joyce said...

Well, only two cards, but they are killer, so they equal 4 or 6 at least. I love the coloring you used on the first, and you are right about your get well card--perfect for a man, or also a woman.

Kim Heggins said...

Christina, you are so funny! For only posting two cards you really hit this one out of the park! Both are so sweet and your colored flowers, just amazing and so perfect. Your get well card with those sweet polka dots is just too cute and I love that look of the twine, just too cute! Love them both and I hope you are feeling better real soon.

Tracey McNeely said...

Beautiful colouring Christina! Both your cards are perfect and I am so glad you are starting to feel better. looking forward to the next instalment.

LeAnne said...

Oh no....hope you are on the mend. I love the pastel flowers on the first one....but the polka dots on the second one really pop!

Nerina said...

Oh Christina, I'm catching up with your news having been away for a while - and you've had a real run of things! I hope you're better soon and that life is good to you. Hugs!

Jeanne J said...

HI Christina!!!! Love love love that first one with the colored flowers, yummy bow and the bit of sparkle!! GORGEOUS! The second is so clean! I messed up gluing the sentiment TWICE if you can believe that! Jealous here!!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Totally fabulous, Christina! I really like the pastels of the first one, too. I'm so sorry you've been dealing with sickies for a month there! I hope you all get well soon and stay that way!!

The Paper Parade said...

Christina, I hope you're feeling much better by now! Your two cards are fabulous :) I love the way the twine gives the get well card a rustic look, just love that die! And then the colors on your floral card are totally stunning!

Amy Kolling said...

Sweet heavens....Love that you kept the full panel of gingham and then layered with the colored flower panel! So so pretty! Hugs to you about your job....Let us know if you need anything!

Diane - oliverdi@att.net said...

OMG I love them both... and who doesn't love polka dots! hugs.

PS: sorry about the virus bug I think everyone I know has a bout with it one way or another. feel better. hugs

Kelly S. said...

I have been saying as I commented along that I just LOVE all of the interpretations of that garden! We all chose such different color schemes. Love the softness of yours with the gingham background and that lovely satin ribbon! So girly and sweet. And love the get well card with the dots. It just makes the awesome die cut sentiment pop even more! Hope you are finally back to your cheerful self, Christina :)!!

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