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!

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!