Thursday, August 18, 2016

August Project Share Time!

Just though I'd pop on and share my latest projects.  Only three...yes, only. 

I have SO much more planned though!  I usually link my blog to my Facebook Groups and Posts so if we are friends on Facebook they will be shown there also.  

 "Happy Fall"

Thought I'd get a jump start on Fall Layouts.  This layout uses the following Kiwi Lane Designer Templates:  12 Inch Scallop, Nature, Tiny Nature, Tiny Tags, Tiny Floral and Springtime.

"Just Us" 

When I purchase paper i think of what i'm going to make before i get it....usually. lol.  This paper is from Teresa Collins.  And I LOVE it...i thought it would look great as a "Save the Date" photo page.  And that's what i made.  Kiwi Lane Templates used for this layout include 12 Inch Sunnybrook Lane, Tiny Sweetheart and Springtime. 


I LOVE this page!   I think it has something to do with the Banner and the Colors i used here.  But to be truthful, when i first started it I didn't care for it at all. lol.  I was at a Scrapbooking Retreat and just took some paper out of my Paper Bin and started to create...this is what came of that!  A Layout i LOVE!  Just goes to show you that when you start a layout that you don't think is going so great at the beginning, the outcome is what matters!  Just keep going!  Kiwi Lane Designer Templates used for this layout include:  12 Inch Madison Avenue, Tiny Tags, Floral, Tiny Floral, Sweetheart, and Springtime.

If you like my layouts, they are available for purchase in my Etsy Store (Link in the Upper Right Columnunder the Kiwi Lane Link).  AND if you would like to purchase your very own Kiwi Lane Designer Templates you can purchase those on my Kiwi Lane Website (Link to the Right....up above the Etsy Link) or just type in

Thanks for Visiting!  and for looking at my Layouts! 

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Yes, I am a Crazy Cat Lady.

Did you read that?

I'm admitting to something!

Yes, I AM a Crazy Cat Lady.

And there's nothing wrong with it at all!

As a matter of fact, I'm SO much of a Crazy Cat Lady that I created an album just to show off my cats.  I actually had this album in mind as soon as i saw the "Devoted" Pet Line from Authentique Paper. I've also included which Kiwi Lane Templates I used on each page....enjoy!

***Edited to add:  I "might" add a few more elements into the album.  I need to let it sit for a few days before i do any additions, but I "might"!

Here's the album:

Cover:  Kiwi Lane Designs Tags (6), Brackets (3)

Page 1: Kiwi Lane Designs Scallops 1(a) and 12 Inch Strips

Page 2 and 3: Kiwi Lane Designs Scallops 1(a) and 12 Inch Strips

Page 4 and 5: Kiwi Lane Designs 12 Inch Scallops 1(a), 12 inch Strips, Tiny Explore 3t

Page 6 and 7: Kiwi Lane Designs 12 Inch Scallops 1(a), 12 Inch Strips, Tiny Explore 3t, Springtime 4

Page 8 and 9: Kiwi Lane Designs 12 Inch Scallops 1(a), 12 inch Strips, Tiny Explore 4t, 
Elements 1, Springtime, 4, Tags, 7

Page 10 and 11: Kiwi Lane Designs 12 Inch Scallops 1(a), 12 Inch Strips, Tiny Tags 1t

I hope you enjoyed looked at my Crazy Cat Lady Album as much as I enjoyed making it!  
Now onward to the next Project! 

Friday, February 26, 2016

Happy Friday Everyone!  It's FINALLY the weekend!

I have plans!  Do you?

Okay, so yes...they are Scrapbooking plans, but you know I LOVE to Scrapbook so I'll take any opportunity i can to go and Scrapbook with Friends.

But first...some updates (Mostly all KiwiLaneGirl related)

The Video.  Yes, it's going to happen.  As a matter of fact, right after i finish my blog post i'm going to gather everything and prepare for the Video.  I have to make sure that i have everything ready, so i won't get sidetracked.  That's one of the things i don't like when I watch videos.  People not being prepared.  So...i'm going to prepare.  I need to cut, and measure and have everything ready.

The Website:  My Website.  Yes, I now have my replicated website for Kiwi Lane. (  To get to my website all you have to do is type and it will take you there!  Or you can "Click" on the tab above (it's up there to the right).

The Kiwi Lane Girl Facebook Page:  Yes...i have one of those too.  To join my Facebook Page all you have to do is go to the right and "Click" on the Kiwi Lane Independent Instructor Logo and you will magically arrive at my Facebook Group Page.  Just choose "Join" and I will be more than happy to add you.  Do you have friends that would like to join?  You can add them too!  The more the MERRIER!

Do you like to purchase pre-made pages?  I have that too!  Yes..i create pages using my Kiwi Lane Designer Templates and I place those for sale in my Etsy Store. The Etsy Button to the upper right will take you directly to my Etsy Store.  Now..i don't have very many in there right now, but keep checking back!  More will be added!

And please remember, and pass it around!  I sort of like the sound of that!

Friday, February 05, 2016

Happy Friday and Happy Kiwi Lane News!

Yes!  It's Friday!  And if you're like me you already have your plans set for the weekend!

My plans?  Well, first i have to finish a swap that i'm participating in.  Then I"m going to go play Bingo to support the Local High School Baseball team.  And on Sunday, I'm celebrating my little girl's 21st Birthday!

And of course, I"m going to Scrapbook!

But enough about what my plans are for the weekend.  I came here today to share some Awesome Kiwi Lane News with you!

The news is that my Replicated Kiwi Lane Website is now available for you to place orders on!

All you have to do is go to the following link:

OR to make it even easier all you need to do is go up above to the Tab Bar and click on "KiwiLaneGirl".  And "abracadabra"  you are there!

When you follow the link to the Website you will be directed to my store.  At the moment it does say "Coming Soon".  But don't let that fool you!  What the "Coming Soon" is for is a video from Kiwi Lane explaining the "Play to Create" system.  Want to place an order?  It's EASY!  All you have to do is go to the upper right (in the pink bar) and select the "Shop" button.  You will need to create an account, with a pasword and then you can shop.

How easy is that?

Help me spread the word about my Kiwi Lane Website!

Have a great weekend!


Saturday, January 02, 2016

More Photos for my Kiwi Lane Designer Template Binder

Last year some of you may remember that I posted a "Pin" on Pinterest showing how I store my Kiwi Lane Designer Templates.  I had some requests for more photos and took me a "little" while, but finally i have more photos to share.

Now...please note I didn't take a photo of EVERY single page I have in my Binder Storage System. That would be a little bit too repetitive to post.  I did however, take a pretty good amount of photos of my Binder.  I"m saying this as a warning though...there are A LOT of photos.  I mean a lot! Also note, I still have a few more to make.  And with it being the "New Year", working on my Organization is one of my "Resolutions".  We'll see how that goes through the year!

Here are more photos showing my Binder Storage System for my Kiwi Lane Designer Templates:

You may remember this photo. This is the original one that i posted on Pinterest.  It's when i first introduced my idea. I thought to myself, "Self, you really should share this".  So I did. 

You also may remember this little photo.  This is what my Designer Templates looked like before i organized them.  I kept them in a box.  All by themselves.  The problem with this was that i had to dig through the box when i wanted to find a template.  It took awhile....but i always found what i was looking for. 

This is the tool that i used to create the pockets for my album.  It from We R Memory Keepers and it's called "The Fuse".  As soon as i heard about this tool i knew exactly what i wanted to do with it!  Create storage pages for my Kiwi Lane Designer Templates.

First I'm going to explain to you how i made the pockets.  

  •  For each template set that i had, i chose the one with the widest measurement.  This set the width size for all the other templates in that "Category"

  •  I counted how many different templates there were in that Template Category.  This determined the number of pockets that would be needed for that set. 

  •  For each Template i measured how long it was and started cutting. 

  • Before I ""Fused" the edges of the page protector i cut approximately 3/4 of an inch from the top part of the Page Protector.  This provided a little gap, so that the template would be able to removed from the pocket after it had been "Fused" to the Base Page Protector.  

  • I would use a page protector and cut the amount of Pockets i needed for that group.  For example. for the Springtime Collection i knew that i would have six Pockets.  Each of these Pockets would be four inches wide.  But each of these would be a different length.  I would measure the length of each Pocket and using my fuse tool i would seal up the left and right sides.  For the bottoms of the pockets i tried to use the seem that was already present in the Page Protector. 

***While i was typing this and trying to explain how i made this i thought "Maybe I should make a video showing each of the steps".  So I"m going to work on that next...and since it's the New Year and I"m trying to keep my Resolutions (okay, i have one Resolution!) there's a pretty good chance that it will happen soon!  When I have a video ready on how I make these I will post a link to it here. 

(The Springtime Designer Template Collection is on the left hand side of the above photo) 

Here are more photos of my Template Storage Binder

Like I said, I didn't take a photo of every single page of templates that I have stored in my binder. But I tried to include a photo so that you can see how i did each "type" of Template.  I have the 12 inch Borders, the Accessory, the Mini Accessories, The Fun Borders, the Card Borders and More! Hopefully this will help you out when you create your Kiwi Lane Designer Template Binder System.

Have fun Creating! 


Sunday, October 18, 2015

Updated Kiwi Lane Storage Photos?

I've been asked by several(many!!!)  people both Online and in my "Scrapping World" if i have any updated photos of my Kiwi Lane Fused Storage Binder.  And I am HAPPY to say Yes!  And i can't wait to share them with you!  But first....i have take Photos!

I just wanted to come and post here on my blog that i did have more photos of my "Storage Binder". I still have some to do....but they are all mostly in my book.  Thank you everyone for "Pinning" it on Pinterest!

Expect photos this week....i would do it right now, but it's 9:40 on a Sunday....and i'm working on another project.  But I have to say that I REALLY do love having my Kiwi Lane Designer Templates organized this way.  Much easier to take to Crop and Retreats!

Thanks again for Pinning!  AND if you ever need to order more Kiwi Lane Designer Templates, Ink, Paper OR a new Idea Book (Volume 2???) I'd love to help you out!

Here's a link to my Kiwi Lane Facebook Page. Here I share all of my Kiwi Lane Projects, Specials and MORE!


Sunday, October 11, 2015

Sharing a NEW Kiwi Lane Designs Layout! But it's not of my cat...

Yes. You read that right!  I scrapbooked a layout of a cat.  The cat isn't mine.  He is cute though, and i did take the photos! 

A few weeks ago my daughter was asked to babysit a cat and her little sister.  

I was "allowed" to go over and visit with the cats, because, well...i AM a crazy cat lady! lol 

So one night when i went over to "visit" i decided to take some photos of lil' bit (the cat whose photos are scrapbooked) and i decided that i would make a scrapbook page about her! :0)  Please note...i never once, saw the other cat.  But I knew she was there!  Somewhere! 

For this layout i used the "Riley" Collection from Bella Blvd.  I LOVE Bella Blvd.  ALL of there papers are beautiful!  Here's the layout: 

Now if you look at the layout you might notice that something isn't quite right.  The background papers don't match.  Well, actually they do...but they aren't used like usually use them.  Understand?  I decided to make this layout a little bit backwards, and topsy turvy.  I made the top left and bottom right borders match, and then i made the bottom left and top right borders match.  I also LOVED that cat background papers so i had to use it...but i found out i was short by "one" piece.  It always comes down to that ONE piece! lol.  So what did was i used a different piece of paper for the left side and a different piece for the right side. Even though I didn't match everything exactly i LOVE how it turned out!.  

In addition to the Riley Papers, i also used the Sticker Accessory Sheet to add more details to the page.  

Do you like the bow?  I made it using my Envelope Board Punch from We R Memory Keepers! Super Simple way of making bows for layouts! 

Hope you like my layout!  

P.S....yes...I used my Kiwi Lane Templates for the layout too!  And YES.....I sell them!  If you'd like to purchase some just let me know!  I'd LOVE to help you out! 

P.S.S....if you need to you can contact me via email:

Have a great day!