Friday, June 30, 2017

12 Kits of Occasions - It's a Guy Thing!

It's June 30th!!  You know what that means?  it's 12 Kits of Occasions Time and It's a Guy Thing!!  Thanks for stopping by ... I have the pleasure of hosting this month's kit!  Here's a peek at the things I sent my teamies:

Thanks, Lindsey, for the wonderful photo!
 
I am in the midst of packing for a 12 day adventure that we had planned for April.  So I'm going to cut right to my cards - grab a beverage and let's get this party started!
 
First up - an homage to my darling father-in-law who we sadly lost in April ... Tom asked for his fishing hat - so glad he got it, as his own had seen better days!  For Dad, and Tom...
 

A few of you may know that Tom and I are fishermen ...
we adore the little dragonflies who hitch a ride!
a little road-trip-card for Tom =]
I even baked him a cake shaped like his hat - seriously!
You can see it here!
 
Next up - a fun card for the grandkids to give to Gramps for his birthday - his last for the forties!
 
Not one bit planned - it was a total surprise after die-cutting my letters... what a perfect kid-style, right?
 
Tom does so much for me, for us, and never does get the thanks he deserves ...
 
Of course those thanks swing both ways -
hinged letters are perfect!
 
How about a little Grad-venture?  
 
"Let the adventures begin!"
 
Don't adjust your screen!  that's a shaker, and a window -
words are on the inside - clearly, with a bit more grad-vice!
 
And lastly... let's celebrate those guys in our lives with words ...
 
 
 

 
It's been a blast making cards for my guys ... hope the team had fun ... I'm running to visit each and every one of them!
 
You'll join me, right?  12 Kits of Occasions June 2017 begins here!  Thanks for stopping in...
 
=]  Michele




21 comments:

Birgit said...

These are all so fun and what a wonderful tribute to the men in your life. So full of love and thoughtfulness! I so enjoyed this fun kit. Thanks so much Michele! Enjoy your trip!!

Jeanne said...

What an awesome array of cards and fun, Michele! Oh my goodness you are just one of the most clever and creative crafty people I've come across. You are amazing. These cards are all equally fabulous. Your team is sure to have lots of creative fun with the goodies you've sent them. I took a peek at the cake you made. Wow! Fantastic. So happy your hubby got the fishing hat. My dad had a few hats that a couple of my brothers got. One was a hiking hat complete with a huge "diaper" pin on it! LOL Thanks for the smiles! :) Hugs

Pam Sparks said...

ALL fabulous cards Michele! I have to say I LOVE the gramps card the best though! Grandkids are so special and man they love their grandpas! Have a wonderful trip!

artful-notions said...

A delight to replenish my guy cards, and what fun all those wacky wonderful sentiments! Thank you, Michele for each and every carefully thought out element. Loved seeing your wonders. I tried so hard to use the 'shut the front door'. Knew you'd point me in the right direction! And how sweet and thoughtful the hat card is. Hope your trip was full of goodness. Don't forget what I said about CA!

Marcia HIll said...

GREAT cards Michele! I especially liked your "hat" card AND the cake...I bet your hubby loved that!! You put together a wonderful kit and it looks like everyone totally enjoyed playing with it!! :0)

Cat Craig said...

Awesome kit Michele, and fabulous collection of cards. Have safe travels and enjoy your trip.

Kim Heggins said...

Miss Michele...so in love with your fabulous and fun kit. Your cards are so fun! I love your final card with all the speech bubbles, so fun. And those beautiful dragonflies are amazing, so sweet. Thank you again for the wonderful kit!

Nancy Thomas said...

I struggle with the manly man cards but you have knocked it out of the park with these beauties! This kit exchange looks like so much fun!

Patti said...

Hey Michele these are over the top great! I LOVE your fishing hat card AND cake! did you really go to Cullinery School!? wowie!! And I did not know that you and your hubbers are fishermen! My husband and I are too!! I actually LOVE fishing!! sadly we have not gotten to go as often as we did when we lived in WI but nonetheless we dearly love being on the water together.

Have a wonderful time on your vacation!! gather lots of memories and hurry back to us!

(((Hugs)))
Patti

Barb Ghig said...

My goodness, Michele...you make masculine cards look easy and we all know how difficult they are to create! This is such a fabulous collection of cards, and I can't even pick a fave...honestly! Thanks so much for all the eye candy and for the link to your cake...it looks amazing, and I'll bet it was totally delicious!!!

TaeEun said...

Every single card is unique with its own story! Fabulous set of masculine cards!!!
And the cake looks so real! I could put it on my head :)! Wishing you a wonderful vacation!
Hugs!

Marybeth said...

Oh my gosh I just love that hat... so very creative! So many fun cards Michele I loved your fun sentiments and can't wait to use them! Thank you for a beautiful guy kit!
Have fun and hope it not too hot, I think the big heat wave is over....it was even hot in Yosemite!

Jeanne J. said...

Oh my gosh! Wonderful card and an amazing kit! Thank you so much! You blew me away with the hat.. I love the little dragonflies too.... they're always in my yard.. like butterflies... I cant get over that birds eye view of the hat.. that is until I saw the "shut the front door" grad card. I think your THANKS card with my trixie is amazing. You photographed it perfectly so you can see the letters are open! Enjoy your trip lady! You deserve it!

Lisa Elton said...

After our conversation the other day, I couldn't wait to see your hat card. Oh...my...goodness!!! It's perfection in EVERY way, he's going to love it!! Your die cut surprise is super cute and perfect for the kiddos to give. Fabulous cards. Thanks ever so much for the perfect guy kit. I needed cards like that in my stash!!

Tracey McNeely said...

Michele thank you so much for the fabulous kit! I enjoyed every part of it and I still have enough leftover to make at least four more cards. Love everything you made with your kit, fun and so you!

Karren said...

What a fabulous kit you've put together, Michele! And your cards are awesome.
I especially love the Gramps one - so fun!

donna mikasa said...

You put together a handsome card kit! My fave is the hat with those hitchin' dragonflies! Have a fun, safe trip and give Chrissy a hug for me!

Anita in France said...

What an awesome kit, Michele ... so many delicious elements! Your cards are all fantastic (and clever!) ... my eye was taken particularly by those fabulous little libellules on Tom's hat ... and by that cool bunny with the brilliant sentiment! You did the team proud with this month's goodies! Hugs, Anita :)

Jenni's Jems said...

Michele you have been on a roll and what a roll it is gorgeous ,witty eyecatching and just too darn cute (just like you)and as for that hat cake how great is that!Have a great trip catch you later xx

Sharron said...

Oh, so much goodness! I absolutely loved your kit, such fun elements and all those great sentiments! Love your wonderful design with the hat and the sweet dragonflies. And your gramps card is priceless! Thank you so much for such an awesome kit. I managed to put a couple of seagulls aside and a few more elements so I can make a little more!!

LeAnne said...

What awesome cards! Just so fun and eclectic! I do confess that the "gramps" card was my favorite!