Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Boo!

It feels like it's been awhile since I blogged last.  In the last month I've had SO much going on!  My annual trip to Vegas for Teresa Collins Vegas Event, My Birthday (we won't talk about that) and getting ready and making things for a BIG Two Day Craft Show that I've been participating in for the past few years. 

I could tell you lots about the above, but I think it's best we move on to HALLOWEEN! 

Did I type that in all Caps? 

Yes!  I did! 

I LOVE HALLOWEEN! 

It's not the candy, because I really don't eat that much candy anymore.  And it's not the costumes that people wear.  Okay, to be truthful...I hide on Halloween Night.  Yes...I one of those!  lol. 

So what is it about Halloween that I love?  It's the COLORS!  Purples,and Greens, and Black (which is actually my FAVORITE color) and well, the combination of all the colors just makes me happy! 

This month for my first project I made the Fall Pillow Boxes from My Scrap Chick.  The little Pillow Boxes are SO cute that they can make anyone happy!  And as I was making them I actually WAS happy!  Here's a photo...you tell me...don't the colors just MAKE you Happy? 


To be totally honest...I LOVE owls, so the Owl Fall Pillow Box makes me very Happy! 

The Pillow Boxes are the perfect size to fill and hand out to trick or treaters...or for office gifts....or to students in your classroom?  Or, just make them for yourself! 

But that's not all I made!

No...it's not. 

I also decided that i wanted to make a "FALL" Box.  Like a Pumpkin.  So I DID! 



I used an embossing folder for the leaves, and for the vines I twirled paper around a pencil. 

The Pumpkin Box would be a great Teacher Gift...just fill it with a treat and send it to school to your favorite teacher.  


 And...if you think they did too and you want to make that it's REALLY easy to do!  

Here are the links for the projects: 






Happy October AND Happy Halloween! 



Tuesday, September 19, 2017

"Home"

That was a simple Blog post title wasn't it! 


Today I'm sharing with you my latest project for My Scrap Chick




This time around I made a "Home" Sign for my house...my home. 

When I made this, it was the FIRST time I had ever made one of the frames, and let me tell you I LOVED how it turned out.  Now if you noticed I said that this was the "First" frame that i made, and it is.  I made another Frame for a different project, but to tell you the truth, this was my VERY first one!  I made it in February and I've had it in my Craft Room.  Everytime I looked at it I would say "I love the colors that I used", but I didn't know what I was going to put in the middle of the frame.  On my other Frame I put the quote "This is my happy place'..and well in February I WAS going to put that quote in this Frame, but it didn't work for me.  

So "Home" Fit. 

And the "Home" sign was made. 

Now I won't be able to sit in my Craft Room and think, "what am I going to put in the blank space of the frame". 

When you look at the frame you wonder how in the world it's made...it's VERY easy!  (I used a LOT of pop dots!)  Anyone can do this, and there are LOTS of frame to choose from! 

Here are the links to the products in the My Scrap Chick store: 






Have a Happy Week! 



Sunday, September 10, 2017

Do your kids like to read?

That is a serious question.

So, do they?

If so, what do they use for bookmarks?  

I used to read ALL the time, now not so much.  But a few weeks ago I made myself go to the Library and check out some books.  And not just Craft Books! lol 

When your kids read books what do they use for bookmarks?  Do they just use a piece of paper torn out from a notebook?  or do they "Dog Ear" the page to remind them where they left off?  

For my first project for September I thought I would make something that was not only useful, but cute too! 

Bookmarks! 

Everyone needs them....even me.  


These bookmarks aren't just cute!  But they are super easy to put together.  And you know what else you could do with them...give them to a teacher!  Make several sets and bring them to your child's Teacher (or Librarian) and let them give them out to specials students!

I like to share, so here's the file I used for this Super Easy Project!








Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Sharing a new layout!

Today I decided to go to the Scrapbook Store and Scrapbook.

And yes, I know it's Wednesday, but I decided to venture out of the house! Which goes totally against me wanting to become a Hermit.

And what's even more strange is that I started AND finished a layout!


I think it's pretty!

Now, if you know me you know that i really don't like the color blue...yes, I know Strange.  But even though I don't like blue I can SCRAPBOKK blue and it turns out pretty good!

I didn't want to bring a lot of supplies with me today since it was a weekday.  And, I knew I wouldn't be there for very long.  Maybe a couple of hours at the most.  So what did I pack?  My Kiwi Lane Templates, some ink, my paper trimmer, scissors, and some pop dots.  Oh...and paper.  Not much really, I'm pretty sure that I only used six sheets to create the above layout. Which to be honest, is not bad! One thing I forgot....a pencil

Oh well.  But as you can see it all worked out!  And I have another beautiful layout which has already been added to my Etsy Shop!

Have a Happy Day!

Jill

Saturday, September 02, 2017

Kiwi Lane Designs September Product Release Photos!

BOO! 

I'm SO Excited for this Release!  New Paper and New Templates!  AND i have a project in mind already that I will be sharing! 

Introducing the NEW September Releases from Kiwi Lane Designs! 
To place your orders please go to the following link:  


https://create.kiwilane.com/parties/385


SEE BELOW FOR SPECIAL SEPTEMBER PARTY FAVORS FROM ME! 






*** EDITED TO ADD INFO ABOUT PARTY FAVORS FROM ME!!! ***

Hmmmm....so yesterday i posted that i am having an Online Kiwi Lane "Birthday Party" for me...how about some Party Favors? All orders over $50.00 will receive one of the NEW September release items from me! Choose between the NEW A La Carte Bat or the NEW A La Carte Cauldron. Let me know which you choose and at the end of the month after my party closes you will receive your choice personally from me! And Remember, all orders over $35.00 receive free shipping! Free Shipping! Free Gift From Me!
Here's a link to my "Birthday Party": https://create.kiwilane.com/parties/385
*Orders need to be exclusive to this party and cannot be claimed by other Get Together Orders.
**Free A La Carte Template Bat or Cauldron will be personally mailed by me, and not Kiwi Lane.
***Orders NEED to be placed through the Special Birthday Party Portal located above!  :-) 


Thursday, August 31, 2017

"Merry"

Yes...there I said it "Merry". 

I know, I know it's still August and everything Christmas is coming out earlier and earlier every year. 

Including December Daily Albums, Yearly Christmas Albums and so forth...

But I NEEDED to get this album posted today!  

Why today?  

Well, mainly because the paper that I used for my album is from Kiwi Lanes and it's in the Last Chance section of the store...and I wanted to give you all a chance to be able to purchase some before it's gone, gone, gone, forever! (I'll list the products I used in my store to the bottom of the post) 

Now, what you need to realize is that my album is not yet completed.  It's "nearly" there, but I have Oh so much more to do!  I don't particularly like the ribbons Iused, so I want to change all of that to sheer green polka dot ribbon and some sheer blue polka dot ribbon, and one other color which I need to decide on.  Also, I need to decorate the tabs of the album itself.  They look a bit naked and need some decorating...so I need to do that.  And I need to add MORE gemstones...but like I said, it's "nearly" there! 

Here's the album: (just remember, it's NOT completely done....but "nearly" there!  :-) 








As you can see throughout the album I used the Scallop Template (A1).  I wanted each page to have something in common.  And since the Scallop is one of my most favorite templates I decided to use that one! 

I also used the Merry and Bright Layout Kit from Kiwi Lane Designs.  It's Nice and Bright and Fun!  I think I used at least four packaged of this paper...the multicolored dotted paper that I used for photo mats if from Coordinations and was purchased at Joanns. 

So...what other templates from Kiwi Lane Designs did I use? Here's a list with links to the store: 

Kiwi Lane Designer Template: Scallops No. 1A
Kiwi Lane Designer Template:  Large Bracket No. 1
Kiwi Lane Designer Template:  Tiny Holiday No. 8T
Kiwi Lane Designer Template:  Tiny Holiday No. 1T
Kiwi Lane Designer Template:  Tiny Holiday No. 3T
Kiwi Lane Designer Template:  Winter  No. 2
Kiwi Lane Designs Paper:  Merry and Bright Layout Kit (I used SEVERAL of these kits)

Now....if you'd like to use the same paper that I used to make an album, you REALLY should order some Layout Kits asap!  The Layout Kits are in the "Last Chance Section" of the store...which means when they are gone...they're gone!

For the Month of September All outside orders (Templates, Paper, etc) for my website need to be
placed through the following link:


Here's a link to the "Last Chance" section!  And when you're ready to place an order all you need to do is go to my Website:  create.kiwilanedesigns.com/jillcornelius or KiwiLaneGirl.com  then you create an account, and make your selections.  All orders over $35.00 receive Free Shipping!  Which is a plus for me since I used probably 4-5 of the Merry and Bright Layout Kits....


Friday, August 25, 2017

Home Sweet Home!

Sorry for my delay in posting my second August project for My Scrap Chick.  You know how life gets in the way, and you totally forget things, because you're doing other things?  Well, that happened to me.

I worked on my project for several days (yes, days....) and I had to keep re-doing things.  Why? Well, I didn't like the colors I was using.  I started my project by making a pink house, with a brown roof. But then I ran out of brown paper so had to re-think the entire project.  Then I remembered a conversation I had with someone...the question was:

 "What types of project do you like to make with SVG's?"

I had to think.  Of course I like to make cute projects, projects that I can use in my own home.  And I started to think about the current project that I was working on, and I decided that I wanted to make this project for myself, and I wanted to display it in my house.  In order to do this, I needed to change the colors and I KNEW exactly what color I needed to use!

"YELLOW

Well, the color i need to match was a more toned down yellow...lol.

So I "re-built" my house! lol 

And wouldn't you know, with changing the colors of my house, and adding some clouds, a tree, and the title, the project turned out just as I had hoped. 

And I can't wait to display my project in my entryway!
Doll Houses, Happy Tree Forest, and believe it or not....Happy Tree Forest!  Yes....I used a St. Patrick's Day SVG file. I NEEDED the clouds! 


Here's a close-up of my re-built house