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!  


Tuesday, August 18, 2015

My last post was in May????

I can't believe that my last post was in May! 

Either I've been VERY busy.....or Very Lazy! 

I think I'll go with busy! 

With what you may ask???


For the past few years I"ve been making a Christmas Album to teach as a Class. 
And well...this year I took it a "little" bit further. 
I made it a Kit! 

Want to see more photos? 

Yes....I know it's only August
But face it...Christmas is coming! 

I've still have a few kits my Etsy Store. 
I even have ONE made....for purchase of course. 
(I thought i would make one, just in case someone wasn't really a scrapbooker, but wanted one)
All you have to do is go up to my Etsy Store link
Choose the Kit....or the Pre- Made Album
And it will be on it's way to you! 

Instructions will be emailed. 

Thanks for reading this! 


Thursday, May 21, 2015

Two...okay, Three New Projects (Yes, Kiwi Lane was used)

So i'm just now really getting back to myself.  And well, I thought that I'd just post a few projects that I've been working on....these are on display at Scrappin' Goodtime in Corsicana.  So....if you're in the area you can stop by and see them in person (so much prettier in person!)

Here's a Card I made using KaiserCraft.  I used the Betsy's Couture Collection...and yes, that's the Banner Template from Kiwi Lane (see...i had to use it!) and then I made a rose using the Tim Holtz Tattered Pinecone Die.  (I seriously LOVE that die!)

Here is a two page layout I made again using KaiserCraft.  (Yes, I do LOVE KaiserCraft too!)  This Collection is called "Oh So Lovely" and it truly is!  And yes... i used my Kiwi Lane Design Templates on this layout too! (and again I also use the Tattered Pinecone Die...see i can use it on LOTS of projects!) 

and yet again, another layout using the "Oh So Lovely" Collection from KaiserCraft.  Notice that i Some scrapper's think you can't put a banner on a boy layout....i don't know why!

Now I"m off to begin working on my NEXT project!  This time I'll be using the "Little One" Collection guessed it!  KaiserCraft!  

Happy Scrapping! 


Monday, May 11, 2015

I'm "Fusing" My Kiwi Lane....

**** Updated Blog Post with More Photos can be found here:

Last week on Facebook I wrote on my Wall that I was re-organizing my Kiwi Lane Designer Templates.

Let's face it...what I was using wasn't working for me. Yes...the photo below is a plastic container filled with Kiwi Lane Templates.  (Not all of them....but some!).  It just really wasn't working for me and i had to find a solution. (This is the photo that I posted to Facebook)

I knew there was a better way for me to organize my Kiwi Lane Templates, I knew what I had to do, and I knew that it would take me some time to complete.

I thought what would be the easiest, most portable way to organize my templates?

Well, the first way would be the Design Tray that Kiwi Lane sold. I always had high hopes of being able to afford a Design Tray...especially when I first started to collect my templates.  But a friend of mine who purchased the tray said that it wasn't really portable, that it was too big, and that the tray needed a lid to go over the top in case it toppled over in your car on the way to a Crop or Convention.

The second idea I had was peg board.  Well, peg board would work at home, but it wouldn't be very portable! (lol...everyone would see me coming though!  Hey, look! there's Jill with her Kiwi Lane Templates!).

The Third idea that i had was a binder.  I thought all along that binder would be a good idea! (yes...before the peg board, but you have to explore every avenue!).  But just using regular page protectors really wouldn't work because the templates would get all jumbled up...and i really wanted to get away from the metal rings.  So i tried my soldering iron to make customized page protectors for my binder...and it worked.  For awhile!  BUT THEN I FOUND!

The Fuse.

Okay, this isn't a review of the Fuse, but I just had to share that I LOVE the Fuse!  The Fuse worked so much better on the page protectors than the Soldering Iron.  The iron would melt the page protectors to the point of where sometimes they would look like they were tearing.  But the "Fuse" fused the page protectors together at the just the right temperature.

So now that you know what I about seeing how my templates look?

Now you have to know this...I"m not done yet.  Hopefully I will be done by the end of this week (I ran out of Page Protectors).  I'm going to post a followup post to my blog with my completed project...which includes tabs on the side so that I know what template set is where...and they are organized by the "type" of Template.  Please note...I"m sharing "some" of the photos.  I have a lot more of 12 Inch Templates in the binder than what is shown and  to post photos of each of them would just be repetitive, for now, what you see is a "Sampling".  Same goes for the Accessories.  But after the project is completely complete I'll post more photos of the "Project"  (this weekend, hopefully!)

After starting my project I thought what could I have done to make it even more convenient of me?  Yeah, I should have put them in alphabetical order....but i didn't.  But look at them!  They are organized!  And I'm happy!



Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Sharing Class Info!

Just thought I'd come and share some class info with everyone in BlogLand!

This year for National Scrapbooking Day I will be at Scrappin' Goodtime in Corsicana, Texas.  I'll be teaching a Travel Waterfall Album using Maya Road Products.

Here's the Info!
National Scrapbooking Day Class
Scrappin' Goodtime
200 N. 15th Street
 Corsicana, Texas

Travel Waterfall Album
Friday, May 1, @ 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 2, @1:00 p.m. 

Come make this very cute Waterfall Album with a travel theme. The front paper is a general map with an airplane paper clip, bicycle charm and chipboard camera. It's the perfect size to carry in your purse or sit on a desk so you can share your vacation photos with others. There are 8 flips which will hold up to 17 photos and/or use some for journaling. The basic tools you will need to bring to the class are paper trimmer, scissors, scoring tool, corner chomper (stub/deco), ink, wet glue (glossy accents), adhesive, and crop-a-dile.
Each class will be limited to 8, so call early to reserve your spot.

Call and Sign Up Today! 
(903) 641-0855
Have a Great Day!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

All Good Things Must Come to an End...

That's true.

The End of Vacation.
The End of a Hot Fudge Sundae.
The End of a Movie.
The End of a Book.
The End of a Date.
The End of a REALLY good cup of Coffee.
The End of a Nap.
The End of ....well. You get it.

All Good Things Must Come to and End.

And with that being said, my Design Team Term with Kiwi Lane is exactly TWO days to be exact.

It's been a LOT of  Fun! And I've really enjoyed the time I've spent getting to know the other ladies on the team.

And I knew that my time was coming...and now it's here.  So yeah....I'm a little sad.

Kiwi Lane will always be one of my MOST Favorite Tool Manufacturers!  And yes, I do use them on my own layouts and projects.  Which is what I think made me enjoy being on the team even more! SO with that being said, I think I'll post some of my favorite Kiwi Lane Projects! These are only a few!  I'll be adding more into my Kiwi Lane Designs Gallery Tab (located above) in the very near future!

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Warning, Warning, Under Construction.....

So I've decided to change things up around here this year.

I thought it was about time that I had my Blog connected to my Scrapbook Resume', connected to a Gallery (photo album more or less) of some of my favorite projects.

What does all this mean to you?

Well, nothing really lol.  Just really means that you'll be able to see what I've done in the past, and what NEW Projects I"m up to.

It's all about change!

Change can be good.  Sometimes.....and well to be honest Change can be hard!

But it's a Creative Challenge for me to have everything all in one place...and it's going to make things SO much easier too!