Monday, February 06, 2017

Happy February Everyone!


The Second Month out of 12.

My Daughter's Birthday.

And....Valentines Day.

Valentines Day comes every year, and a lot of people dread it.  That used to be me!  But NOT this year!

I always say that I'm going to put up at least one Valentine Decoration.  Or I'm going to go buy myself a Valentine's Shirt to wear on the day.

But, I never do.

Until THIS year!

This year I have decorations. AND a shirt!

And I shall display and wear them proudly!

But first to share them with all of you!

 My Shirt!  I LOVE my shirt!  And it was super easy to make.  As a matter of fact, this was my very first Iron On Vinyl project ever.  I purchased the shirt from Academy ($8.99) and purchased some Iron On On Vinyl, and ironed it on my shirt.

Here's a link to the File I used: Love and Kisses

And I LOVE my little frames!  I made two little 4x7 frames to hold the SVG files that I purchased from My Scrap Chick.  One of the frames holds the word "Valentine" and the other is simply "XO".  I also added a little Heart Arrow underneath the "XO". I think the little frames are super cute little additions to my main project frame.

Here are the links to the three cutting files that i used on these two projects: XOHeart ArrowsValentine Wordart. (I used the XO from the Love and Kisses file on the one frame).

The main part of my project that everything goes around is my Black Glittered Wooden Frame.  I LOVE this frame, you can use it for anything!  (and you will most probably see this exact same frame in the future!) Each section of the frame is decorated with an SVG file from My Scrap Chick (except for one, the bottom middle).  Most of the cuts have been popped up with Pop Dots (everything looks better with Pop Dots!)

In the original file, the Cupid, is holding a heart arrow and a harp, but i decided to change that and gave him a banner that simply states "I Love You".

To make the "LOVE" letters, I simply used the 3D Alphabet Pop Up Letters and made them the size that i needed to fit in the space that i was allowed.  

A LOT of files were added into this frame, but i think each one fits together quite nicely!

Here's a list of each file that i used:

Heart and Arrows
Love and Kisses
3D Alphabet Pop Up Letters
Cupid Belly Treat Box
Fall Pennant
Mailbox and Postage Stamp Cards

And like i said you will "most" likely (okay, definitley) see this frame in another project.  You want to know why?  Well...because none of the paper bases are glued to the wood.  Each one is removeable so that you can create new "art" for other occasions!  (Which i will show you how to do in the future months...or sooner!)

I hope you've enjoyed my projects as much as i enjoyed creating them!


Friday, February 03, 2017

Opening doors....

Every once in awhile i think..."i should try out for another Design Team".  And then i think..."nope, not the right time". 

Most recently this happened last month. 

There was a Website that was having a Design Team Search.  I thought about it for about a week. I decided that i wasn't going to do it.  I put it into the back of my mind, and i didn't think about it.  I went to bed and while I was lying there i began to think.  "Why shouldn't i submit".  The next morning i turned in my application.  And guess what happened....


Thursday, September 15, 2016

My Etsy Store....

Did you know that i have an Etsy Store?  Yes, i do!

Did you know that i sell my Kiwi Lane Designs Layouts in my Etsy Store?  Yes, I do!

Do you need a Link to my Etsy Store?  Here you go! One Grey Cat Designs

And when i say i sell my Layouts in my Etsy Store, what i mean is that "I sell them!".  Whenever you see a layout here on my Blog, or on one of my Facebook Pages and it doesn't have photos on it...that means it's going into the Etsy Store.  What does this mean to you?  It means that you can purchase a "Beautiful" Scrapbook Page that was lovingly created by me!  :0) Each layout comes in it's own cellophane bag that it's placed into right after it's completed!  All packages come via First Class Mail, with Delivery Confirmation to you!

Just thought i'd put that infomration out there!

Have a great day!

Sunday, September 11, 2016

September Project Share Time!

It's pretty bad when you realize that you've been pretty busy, but you really don't have much to show for it! lol.

This past month I've been SUPER busy preparing for the Christmas Craft Show Time of year.  I have piles everywhere in my craft room.  That's the point...i have PILES, nothing is complete lol.  I have LOTS of things started, but since i make things in an assembly line process NOTHING is complete.

Well, i shouldn't say NOTHING.  lol.  I did complete two layouts this month that I've shared with my Facebook Friends, and now I will share with you!

"Happy Day"

Kiwi Lane Designer Templates Used:  Madison Avenue, Celebrate, Tiny Celebrate, Tiny Tags and Sweetheart. 

"A Little Birdie Told Me"

Kiwi Lane Designer Templates Used:  McKay, Sweetheart, Springtime, Tiny Accents, Tiny Tags.

That's it.  Only two! But in my defense I have LOTS of things planned.  I have some chipboard ready to go for a future project that i have in the works...Yes, it's a Christmas Project and I can't wait to get back to working on it!  

Remember, most of the layouts that i create can be purchased in my Etsy Store.  Sometimes they sell really fast, even before i get them posted here.  

Also, if you are interested in purchasing the templates that i have used on my layouts you can order them directly from my Kiwi Lane Website: 



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!