Sunday, January 31, 2021

12 Kits of Occasions~Guest Designer: A New Year of Birthdays



Hello,

A while back, my wonderful friend, Tracey McNeely, asked if I'd like to be one of her guest designers for 12 Kits of Occasions January 2021: A New Year of Birthdays and, of course, I responded with a resounding YES! Such an honour to be participating with this wonderful group of friends.

First, let's take a look at the amazing array of birthday-themed goodies Tracey shared with all of us:


An assortment of papers, pinwheels, baked treats, Kobi bearing gifts, a mug filled with crafting goodies, a BIG birthday wishes die cut, birthday sentiments, balloons...a smorgasbord of 'special day' delights! 

I'm sharing four cards that feature several of my picks-and-chooses from the collection:





Tracey's kit has given me a great start on my 2021 birthday stash AND 
I still have plenty of goodies yet to use! 

Thank you, yet again, Tracey, for inviting me to play cards with you and the 12 Kits of Occasions gals!

Please head over to the  12 Kit of Occasions blog to see the kit's contents, as well as the team and other guests' creations; you'll be dazzled!

Thank you for dropping by!




10 comments:

Jeanne said...

How fun for you, Carol! You did an outstanding job with the goodies you were given. These all have your wonderful style shining through. Yay for getting so many birthday cards ready for giving out. Crafty hugs!

Birgit said...

Oooh, such beautiful CAS designs here Carol! I love your sweet style and perfect coloring on the images. So happy to have you joining us this month. Your cards are fabulous inspiration using Tracey's kit!

Tracey McNeely said...

Carol I was so happy that you joined me this month for the 12 Kits of Occasions! What a beautiful collection of cards you created and just as I expected so many delightful CAS designs. Your colouring/blending is perfect on all the cards you coloured. Your crafty tools were coloured perfectly, making Kobi bear into a polar bear was a "why didn't I think of that moment", works so well with the bright coloured presents! The notched edges on the Big Birthday Wishes looks fantastic (future case)! Thank you for joining me this month and making the kit shine!

Marcia Hill said...

I have long admired your style Carol, and your four CAS birthday cards are AWESOME!! I'm especially loving the bear and all his colorful gifts against the simple background...such a sweet, sweet card! So glad you could join us this month...a real treat!! Hugs. :0)

Joyce said...

What fun to be guesties at the same party, and to be creating 'together' once again. I really love all the cards you made, and wish I had those elements left over, so I could copy you. I think my favorite is either the wonderful cup of crafty supplies, the rainbow big birthday wishes card, the sweet gift bearing critter on his festive textured background, or the part of pinwheels. (LOL, I love them all)

artful-notions said...

Hi Carol! How amazing is your coloring!!! The cup of crafting goodies looks real. So beautiful against the white scallop. All your cards are beautiful, but have to say, those you colored are favorites. Loved that you accepted Tracey's invitation to join us!

Marybeth said...

Hi Carol, welcome . Love each and every darling card you designed. Love the simplicity and bright colors you used for each card.The background on the BBW's is perfect and the colored bear and gifts on white is beautiful! Hope you have a good week and stay warm with all that new snow coming your way ( I think )

Nora Noll said...

This is one of my favorites to see every month. I love your fun little craft cup, the rainbow birthday card and all your layering. FABULOUS use of the kit!

Kim Heggins said...

Wow....what an amazing rainbow of festive birthday cards!!! You are so clever and now I am wishing I had leftovers from Tracey's kit! So in love with each of your cards and your rainbow crafty tools is am favorite, just love how inviting they look. So excited that you are part of the 12 Kit team this month, you really rocked Tracey's fabulous kit!

Lindsey said...

Gorgeous cards with this kit! I hope it's okay to pick a favourite, because I am in love with the way you used the pinwheels on your delightful Celebrate card!