January 31, 2017

Fresh Start to the New Year - January '17 + a GIVEAWAY


Hello!  We are so happy to have you join us for our first kit of 2017!  As most of you know, these kits are just a fun way for 12 friends to craft "together" and inspire each other...and hopefully you, too! :)  And because we are friends, we understand that life changes.  Our dear friend, Joyce, has decided it is time to step down.  We love her!  And miss her more than you know.  We're guessing you know where this is headed...we have a new friend joining the 12 Kits team!  We are delighted to announce that Birgit Norton from Crafting While I Wait is our new 12 Kits Designer.  We already love her lots and know that you will, too!  We also have a bit more good news to announce... 

A Giveaway!!! 
The fabulous Jeanne will be our hostess in March, and she has two kits to give away.  If you'd like a chance to win her "Out of This World" themed kit (and trust me, you do!), please leave a comment below by 11:59 pm EST on February 12.
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Okay, now on to our January kit!  I (Lindsey) am this month's hostess.  My kit started out with a color scheme, one that I love and makes me happy...and actually this kit is full of things that I love and make me happy. :) With the fresh start of a new year still in mind and knowing that Valentine's is around the corner, I built a kit that embodies those two things--freshness and love--at least the way I view them. ;)
Guest Designers... 


We're extremely lucky to have two guest designers joining us this month.  The first is Kathy McCloskey from Bdlakebum Stamps.  She was the winner of my kit, and she is absolutely wonderful!  I'm thrilled to have her join us.  Just look at her fabulous card!

Our second guest, is my friend Leigh Penner from To the Full, whom I have followed and admired for more years than I've even had a blog.  She inspires me both by her creations and especially by the person she is.  Here is Leigh's beautiful card... 

The 12 Kits Designers...














PS Though these kits are not for sale, we will be offering giveaways throughout the year, so make sure you follow along.  And don't forget to leave a comment on this blog post by 11:59 pm EST on February 12 for a chance to win Jeanne's "Out of This World" kit.  Also, you can find the kit supply list of products we've used on the 2017 Supply Page HERE.

33 comments:

Marianne said...

Oh my, this kit truly is 'Out of this world'. What an amazing selection of prettiness, and amazing creations by the DT as well.

Marcia HIll said...

Lovely, lovely cards this month! You are ALL one talented group of ladies, and this months kit looks like it was an absolute dream to play with! Thank you for all the inspiration!! :0)

Betty Keefe said...

love seeing all the variety with these wonderful kits you all create - love the colors and all the flowers in this month's kit

Gloria Lee said...

Designer's cards are so beautiful!
Love these cards and this month's kit

Brandi R said...

Wow! What a gorgeous lineup of cards. A fabulous kit was put together here and some wonderful talent to display it. GREAT inspiration ♥

Colleen said...

Amazing cards from everyone! Joyce will be missed, but you certainly cannot go wrong with Birgit filling in her shoes! Thank you for showcasing all the different styles and creativity!

Kathy Mc said...

Not only was it a blast to create with a kit like Lindsey's (and all the rest, too, I'm sure), but I'm excited to see what others created. These ladies are truly an inspiration. Fun having Leigh participate also. Yes, I will really miss Joyce but so happy for Birgit. I love her style, too. Thanks, Lindsey, for sharing your supply list as curiosity had been wondering. One never knows when a gal needs to shop for more supplies. 😊

Janet Zeppa said...

The kit looks lovely and the cards are gorgeous!!

Karen L K said...

That looks like a really nice kit. Love the colors! The cards are great looking!

Tammy Paul said...

love all the cards, what a wonderful idea to get friend to craft with the same items. amazing what we can do. thanks for sharing
PS that fox is super cute

Greta said...

Breathtakingly beautiful kit & you all made incredible cards with it! Thanks for a chance to win a March kit (assuming you mean Feb 12 deadline)!

Jess said...

Wow love all the creations. Just a stunningly beautiful kit...

Lindsey said...

Oh, dear. Yes! February 12...I'll have to fix that typo!

LILIANA said...

Lovely cards! Love them all. :)

Kari D said...

Thanks to Michelle Ferguson for sending me here. HOW FUN!!!! I love this idea and can't wait to see what amazing things this group of artistic friends creates.

Janis said...

These cards are all so very beautiful. I am in love with the bright, splashy florals!!
The Out of this World Kit sounds right up my galaxy, too! Thank you for the chance to win!!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

CCDivaMM said...

Beautiful cards.

PJ McIntyre said...

Beautiful! I just love the papers and embellishments. My mind is going a mile a minute thinking of all the different ways one could use them. :)

Michele K. Henderson said...

All of this pretty hearts and blooms inspiration is beautiful! I LOVE the terrific colors and the beautiful designs!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Wow! These are fabulous!!!

Nora N. said...

Oh I am LOVING all these beautiful cards!! I would LOVE to win one of these kits!!

Angela said...

Thank you for the opportunity to win a giveaway and get to participate in one of your monthly challenges. I've admired this group for a long time and always thought it would be so fun to participate! Thank you for the chance!

Kimberly Rendino said...

Beautiful cards, ladies!!! And a warm welcome to Birgit!

merryf said...

This is a beautiful kit and you all made such gorgeous cards with it! I've followed this group for so long but this is my first comment -- thanks for the opportunity to join in the fun!

tampatha said...

I came across your blog from another blog and I know that I am going to be visiting a lot more! I love your kit idea (who doesn't love kits) and your DT is extremely talented! It will be fun to watch in the coming weeks/months.
Thanks for the chance to win what will be a wonderful kit!
-Tammy

Bobby said...

I absolutely love this kit, Lindsey. Your choices make me happy too. Everyone did such a fantastic job with all the cards they made. It's always fun to see the different ways each designer uses the items included and they never disappoint.

canadian_liner said...

So much fun to see the contents of the kit every month, and how you all manage to create so many different looks.
I love the soft colours for this month's LOVELY sentiments.
Would love to win an "Out of this World" kit to play along.

Michele K. Henderson said...

These cards are all so amazing! I love the beautiful spring colors and the pretty floral displays. A big WOW this month! I would love to win ANY of these because you are all so inspiring!

Karen said...

It took me longer than usual this month to get around to each blog, but it was definitely worth the wait! Such gorgeous cards. The beautiful florals and color combinations made spring feel like it might just be around the corner---if only it were true! I always appreciate a chance to win one of these kits!

cm said...

WOW! An amazing kit with fabulous elements that each designer elevated to awesome, amazing, stellar and outstanding! Talk about a gorgeous array of designs! You gals are quite the team of inspiration! Would love to join you with Jeanne's kit if the opportunity to arises. Fingers crossed...
~carol

Petra Swart said...

WOW, thanks for a chance to win a wonderful kit, ladies!!!! Always such fun to see what all of you have created with your kits!!!!
Hugz

hazelspaperdesigns said...

So pretty Jeanne! You gals were the inspiration behind our 'Honey, I Shrunk the Kit!' mini kit! Thank you, as always!

angie1966 said...

Hi Jeanne. I stumbled across your blog through the card you submitted at the SSS cute comp. Oh and I so pleased I did. The cards above are simply gorgeous. You're all so talented. Thankyou for sharing your talented.