June 30, 2015

Second Helpings - June `15

Second Helpings




These baskets are overflowing with the leftovers from 2 1/2 years of kits from The 12 Kits of Occasions! Every month I take whatever is left and package it into a 6 1/2" x 6 1/2" clear bag and stick a post on the front with the date and the name of the hostess. I probably would never have to buy anything new and just live off these. You know that isn't going to happen though, don't you!

I have four cards for you today, one for each month of 2015 so far.
ETA - did not make a card with my own kit, ran out of time

January '15 - Hostess Kelly

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This card is based on this week's RetroSketches sketch #170



February '15 - Hostess Sharron

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This card is based on this week's CAS(E) this Sketch #129



March '15 - Marybeth

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May '15 - Hostess Jeanne

My last card has a Big Fish story. When I was making it I had the tiny hook and leader stamps from the Fish More out to stamp on my card base. I was busy deciding which lures I was going to use from Jeanne's kit when I noticed the hook was missing, spent probably a half hour searching and found it stuck to the back of the card. So I went to put it with the leader stamp and  wow the leader was gone. I never left the room, but I was standing. I searched an hour crawling around on the floor, with a flashlight, going through my supplies at least 5 times and I never found it! So sad because I was excited to use it.  I wonder how much packing I could have done if I wasn't searching for stamps!

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Here they are on the window sill...




I am adding these tpo this week's Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes...

28 comments :

Lynn said...

Oh I have done the same thing looking for stamps that I literally just had in my hand. Adore all your cards Tracey especially the smile one. The background paper is stunning.

Michelle said...

Gorgeous, all of them! So frustrating when you lose one of those little stamps!

Megan said...

Oh man, I hate it when that happens! :) I still haven't found the teeny tiny pennant die from the Lawn Fawn Party Animals set. It went pinging as I was snipping the dies apart, never to be heard from again. Great cards, though! I like the bold colors and the googly eyes in the last one!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These are awesome!!!! LOVING that fish story too!!!!!!

Susi Kelly said...

Lovely group of cards, Tracey - I adore the sentiment on the Fish Lure one!
I hate it when clear stamps go missing - they're usually stuck on something (one time we found my stamp on a wine bottle! Have NO clue how THAT happened LOL). Hope you find the missing stamp soon!

Lisa Lara said...

What a parade of beauties Tracey.

Jill Norwood said...

Oh my do I ever recognize the missing stamps saga! I cannot tell you how often that has happened to me! I am so sorry you didn't find the other stamp! Your cards are all fabulous! And the lure one is so fun! I love the bright colors with the turquoise!

Deepti said...

Oh my goodness! These are all so very amazing but I love the bird card the most... its soooo stunning

KimCreate said...

These are wonderful cards! Agh, I HATE when I loose a stamp! Sorry you had to spend all that time searching.

KayM said...

How fun to have all of those leftovers to play with! All of your cards are just amazing! I especially love the one with the fishing lures! So cute!!

Cathy Weber said...

You have enough leftovers to make a whole year's worth of cards! I loved the one with Marybeth's southern paper and washi tape...also the fun lures from Jeanne's kit are so fun with the googly eyes! I am going to miss that window scene when you move!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Tracey, I wonder if you would mind showing us a picture of your internal mechanism? You know, the gears that make it so you can create positively stunning and delightful cards and photograph them all and post about them at the same time you are running an entire household and moving an entire household into a new home. That one. Also, if we could have the name of the company that manufactured you, that would be great, too. Thank you! Enjoy your day! I know you will! Hugs, Darnell

Maria said...

Love your collection of cards! Each one is unique and beautiful! I know how that goes when you lose something. It can be frustrating! But, all turned out well with your awesome collection!:-)

Nora N. said...

What adorable cards!!! I am always losing things and then find them later right under my nose. Right now it is my small scissors that I use for detail cutting. But I showed you my desk you would not be surprised I could not find anything!!

Anita in France said...

What a gorgeous selection from your 12 Kits packs, Tracey ... such pretty blooms, vibrant fish lures, elegant monochrome with a pop of colour, and such a sweet bird against that amazing background! That stamp will likely turn up somewhere in your new home ... hope so! Happy packing! Hugs, Anita :)

Joyce said...

Your cards are wonderful. Great idea to use something from each kit. I admire how organized you are. I started that way, but fell off the wagon. Need to get back on!

Kim Heggins said...

Tracey...so sorry you had to spend so much time looking for your stamp that was playing hide and seek with you! Your cards are fabulous as always and I always love seeing your collection sitting on your window sill, just beautiful!

laughadaisy said...

Oh, I hate it when craft supplies go missing! Especially when they are favorites or unique. Hope you find it! Your cards are great - love what you've done with the leftovers.

Annette Allen said...

You are so organized with your left overs.. But I hear ya.. I have tons too and could not buy anything for a long time and be ok.. All of your cards are awesome..

Jen Mitchell said...

What a great bunch of cards. I don't know how you find time to do some crafting and pack up your house! You're amazing!

Jeanne J said...

Oh Wow! I love your fresh take on these and so fun to see one for each kit! These cards are all so different and each one amazing. I love the little birdie - the yellow throughout the design is so pretty, and the clever way you used lots of pattern paper for the background without covering them up. And those fish? Wow.. candy for my eyes... so many yummy colors!

~amy~ said...

How wonderful and awesome of you to go back and use those kits! These cards are FABulous!

Lisa said...

Oh gosh, I've had things come up missing too and find them in the goofiest places LOL!! Love all of these Tracey, so much variety and all fabulous!!

Sharron said...

Love every one of these, Tracey! And all done while having to pack up a whole house! Love the greens and yellows on your bird card--just precious! And your fish design is wonderful. Sorry you lost a stamp in the process! Unfortunately I have had the same thing happen--too often--but luckily I have lost only one stamp!

Leigh Penner said...

These are all fabulous, Tracey!

Jinny Newlin said...

Oh, no! That happened to a really important part of one of my sets, and it was missing for over a month. Then, one day is just showed up out of nowhere. Yay! I thought it was gone forever, but I was sure careful every time I vacuumed and dusted ;). I hope you find it! Your cards are delightful! Love that you have these sets packaged up so perfectly!

I Card Everyone said...

Just finishing my walk through from the 12 Kits second helpings, Tracey - I know, about time, right? I just love what you've done with all the kits!!! I may just be a little partial to your fishing lure card... what a story!!!
=] Michele

The Paper Parade said...

You are so organized...you titled them with what kit they came from, and look at them all lined up in your baskets! I think my favorites are the lure card (too cute!) and the beautiful flowered friend card.