12 Kits of Occasions- October with Kara

 Here we are...nearly to the end of 2013 and it's time for our October edition of the 12 Kits of Occasions.  This month...extra fun for me as I made all of my cards while on vacation.  Kara of Kandrdesigns is our hostess this month and also is providing a really great prize to a random commenter.  Not only Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom to see every card and enter the GIVEAWAY Kara take the best photos of our kits (should read the only photos of our kits), but she created a kit that had stamped images, die cuts, embellishments and even some vellum which kept me very busy one very cold day in Montana.  Here's a peek at the kit that Kara sent us:
Photo courtesy of Kara
There will be a ton of cards to look at today, so I will get right to mine:
How have I lived without PTI's Leaf Prints before?  I am so glad I just got that set as I LOVED the stamped panel that Kara sent us along with the beautiful die cut sentiment.  I added a few Lil Inker embellishments to, the stitched scallop border and the little leaf.

I thought this little tree was cute enough all by itself without coloring...the little banner is from Verve.

I used several of the Fall patterned papers Kara included in our kits for this one...also the cute Autumn Blessings vase and even some of the glittery ribbon.  Kara also included the brown ribbon and button.

This card means a lot to me as it looks nearly identical to the little cabin we have in Montana and where I made all this month's cards, green roof and all.  I am always thankful for the time my husband and I get to spend here.  Here's a picture of the cabin:

Doesn't it look similar to the stamped image?

Last up is actually my favorite...I also had never gotten to use PTI's Autumn Hills set and it was fun coloring and sparkling this one for a cute bookmark.  I added a little bit of burlap behind the main panel and added some glue to the ends so it wouldn't fray too badly as I yank it in and out of my latest book.

Ready for more Autumn inspiration?  Here a link to the other talented ladies who belong to our 12 Kits of Occasions Group.  For the details on our ingredients this month, make sure to check out the 12 Kits of Occasions Blog page for all the details.

Thank you Kara for a fabulous kit this month!

Kara (Our fabulous hostess)


Marybeth said...

Cathy ...wow...! What a beautiful job you did with EVERYTHING! Love the photos with the pretty flowers. Every card is just perfect! The tree card with the banner : gorgeous! Love that tag too. Yes the house does look like your heaven on earth cabin! Thankful was the perfect word for that card,

Cathy I knew your projects would be fabulous! Love them all. Your first card with the panel that Kara made for us, all the stitched mats. The way you used the patterned paper strips with that gorgeous bow. Yes your cabin does look like the Autumn Hills stamp, but I bet your cabin is more gorgeous!! The tag is fantastic, love the addition of the burlap! Great effort!

Kara I have to say that the kit you created and sent to us was so gorgeous. I didn`t want to use it, I just wanted to look at it--LOL. I wanted to try using the vellum negative as a stencil, and I will definitely try it now that I have seen your gorgeous card! Love how you stamped over the die cut word on your second card. The pretty papers on the third. Now you table ensemble is so gorgeous! The invitation, the placecards, the napkin ring and that fabulous burlap bag. Thank you so much for the amazing kit, feeling so inspired!! xoxo

Cathy, you can color me autumnal green with envy that you can getaway to that magnificent cabin in Montana!! You give new meaning to the words blessed and grateful and thankful in your post and on your absolutely charming cards and bookmark!! Hugs, Darnell

Kara said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed the kit, it shows! Your cards are amazing and that little tag is beautiful. I see you added some burlap too! Beautiful coloring! I love the little pp banner and that wonderful big bow!!

Renee said...

They're all so incredibly fabulous, Cathy!
Love them...
and now I really just need to get leaf prints too...
Kara did such an amazing job with that stamping...
the whole kit...
have quite a few things on my wishlist now thanks to her! :)
And yes...
it DOES look like your cabin...
love it!!
Still hoping to make it to see that cabin...
and you...
in real life! :)

Joyce said...

Wow--stamping on vacation works out great for you. I love how you used that word die cut and the stamped leaf panel--so cute to add those tiny lil inkers leaves. Your card with the tree is definitely going on my CASE board. It looks great on that die cut square. Your third card is sort of like one of mine--except yours is way better in every way. I love that little glitter stripe, and how you mixed and matched the patterns. But, mostly, I like how you colored--next SAF you are giving me leaf coloring lessons. I do think that your next card looks just like your Montana Cabin--which looks like such a wonderful place to hang out and relax. I think your bookmark is my favorite--Again, fabulously colored.

Sharron said...

Wow, Cathy--LOVE what you've done with Kara's kit! These are all so amazing! So many fabulous designs with wonderful use of papers and colors. Adore the mix of papers on the card with the vase of leaves. And what a great bow. Beautiful coloring on your house too. It really does look like your Montana cabin. You are so lucky to have such a wonderful place to vacation!

What beautiful fall cards Cathy - Kara's kit sure had lots of wonderful things in it! and I just LOVE your Montana cabin - how beautiful - I can just imagine how lovely it is to spend time there!

Wow...you totally hit a home run, more like a grand slam with this kit! Each and everyone of your cards/project are breath takingly beautiful. From your sweet tag with your amazing coloring skills to your adorable cabin...just love seeing a photo of where you go to be creative. And you are so smart to use the strips to make a background, very clever. Love them all Cathy!

Christina said...

Hooray for even more ideas to CASE! :) I love the vertical design on your first card--I never thought to try that with my word die cuts. The striped patterned paper looks so cute cut into a banner on your second card, and you were smart to leave the pretty image uncolored. Your coloring of the vase and leaves on the third card is beautiful, and I'm smitten with your gorgeous bow! Love how you colored the little house like your cabin--it looks like an amazing place for a getaway. And finally that bookmark--I could always use more of those and that might be the perfect use of the Autumn Hills image I have leftover. Yours is so cute!

Marcia said...

My first visit to your blog and I'm hooked! Your cards are absolutely beautiful Cathy and I will definitely be back visiting often!! Thank you also for the kind words you left on my blog...it always brightens my day when someone comments. :0)

Oh my goodness! Such gorgeous cards! EVERY SINGLE ONE! I have scrolled through several times to take them all in and pin away! So beautiful!
And yes the little house does look like your cabin!!! I have only traveled to Montana once but it was one of the best trips of my life and I hope to go again one day soon! It is so beautiful!!! So glad you have a place to get away from it all! Such a blessing!

You get to spend time at this cabin? It looks so charming, warm, and inviting!!! Can I come over? :) Your photos are so bright and cheery and showcase your cards wonderful! My favorite is the Autumn Blessings card layered in the mat stack shape with the pattern papers and gorgeous bow!!!

Kelly S. said...

Kit catch up!! Ohhh I love the warm colors on that tag with the burlap peeking around the edge. Gorgeous house in front of the harvest moon...so much like your beautiful cabin! Love the little festive banners beneath the tree for the fall birthday card!

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