Monday, August 25, 2014

Today is the First Day of School!

And it's also the beginning of my official countdown to Christmas! 

Yes. Christmas. 

With Christmas so close (only like 18 Friday's away!) I'm starting to gear up and make things for my Christmas Tree.  Did you know that you can make Christmas Ornaments with Kiwi Lane Design Templates?  You Can! And I did!  Actually it really happened entirely by accident.  I was sitting in my Craft Room playing with the templates, moving them around, and thinking..."what can I make?"  And then I saw was as Angel. No not in the distance...i saw it on my table with templates! :0) 

But why Christmas now?  Can't we focus on Halloween, or Thanksgiving?  Nope.  I needed to make an Angel!

Making the Angels were easy!  All you need are a base, a head, some wings and a halo...or in Templates all you needed was a Ring (or a Badge from Playtime Template Pack), A Balloon, A Cloud, and a smaller Ring. Each Angel is Sewn together ( of her were hot glued), had their face sewn on, and then they needed to be dressed.  And that's where Mon Ami Gabby came in handy!  I used some beautiful Lace Trim from Mon Ami Gabby.  I think the trim gave each of the Angels the perfect look! 

If you'd like to make an Angel too here are the Kiwi Lane Design Templates that I used: 
Playtime:  6
Rings: 1, 4

Cut one Ring. 
 Do not Cut the inner ring. This is the Angle's Body. 

Cut the Ring in Half. 

 Cut two Balloons.  Sew a Face on one of the Balloons, then sew the two together and stuff with Fiber Fill. 

 Using the Celebrate 5T Template, cut two clouds out of heavy cardstock.  Then Cover with Material, such as felt.  I used felt on one side and some material from Mon Ami Gabby

Using the Ring 1 Template, cut one Ring from Felt.  
Do not cut out the inner Ring. 

Cut in half. 

For each of the Rings that you cut in half, apply adhesive to one side of the Ring and adhere together.  You will do this with One of the large Ring Halves and both of the smaller Ring halves.  The Large Ring half is the Body of the Angel.  The smaller Ring Halves are the Angles arms. 

Then all you have to do is Glue everything together!   


Don't forget!  Be sure to stop by and visit Mon Ami Gabby on Facebook!  Like them on Pinterest!  Or, You could also do one of my favorite things....go Shopping!  I'm sure you'll find something pretty and sparkly to play with too!

Thanks for stopping by and have a GREAT day! 


Friday, August 08, 2014

Happy Birthday Kiwi Lane!

In case you didn't know...Kiwi Lane is now 5 Years Old!  And well...I knew that when I was making my project for this month, but I actually had this project in mind for someone else.  



You see in September I turn the big 5-0!  Yes, 50.  And well since I'm the one who is responsible for Birthday's around here I decided that I needed to make a decoration for me!

It's Bright, It's Shiny, It's Sparkly and it's Pink!

And it just makes me happy to look at it.  

When I first started my project I already had the frame painted and glittered and I also had the paper that I wanted to use in their respective spots. But I still sat and looked at it for the longest time trying to figure out what I wanted to go in each section.  I pulled out some templates from the Tiny Celebrate Template Collection (the templates i used are: 1T, 4T, 5T, 6T) and the Playtime Collection (the template I used is 3) and just sort of laid them out to how I "thought" I wanted them to be. Here's a snapshot of that process....

Each wooden section of the frame highlights a different Designer Template in the Tiny Celebrate Template Collection (there are MORE templates in the package, but i just used those that I found fit my personal theme).

As you can see it's a LOT different from what I started out with.  I moved some things around and added some others.

I made an Ice Cream Cone!
(with some Sparkly Sprinkles!)

I Made Some Pinwheels!
(With Rhinestone Centers!)

 Some Sparkly Balloons! 
(With Sparkly Spots!)

And a Pretty Pink Banner!

 The Banner is Special!  It's made from some very, very pretty Material from Mon Ami Gabby!  But here's the was white.  Can you imagine what my banner would like white?  No, neither can I.  It HAD to be Pink. So I did what any normal Scrapbooker would do.

I painted it. :o)

The pretty Sparkly Pink Rhinestones are also from Mon Ami Gabby!  I LOVE their product (and yes, I have other things from them hidden away!)  

Be sure to stop by and visit Mon Ami Gabby on Facebook!  Or, You could also do one of my favorite things....go Shopping!  I'm sure you'll find something pretty and sparkly to play with too! 

And ALSO!  Remember to stop by The Kiwi Lane Designs Facebook Page and tell them "Happy Birthday!" 

Thanks for visiting me today!  Have a Great one! :0)