Friday, August 11, 2017

Happy First Day of School!

For some families, August means that the end of Summer is coming and the beginning of the School year is approaching (fast!)

My only daughter graduated High School in 2013.  But I remember the first days of school!  All of those things you had to do to get ready. 

First you had to make sure that your First Day of School outfil was pretty!  Which also meant that you had to go shopping, which ALSO meant for me...hours at the Mall. 

Did you pack or buy your lunch?  On the first Day of School I always let my daughter buy her lunch if she wanted to.  Remember there are NO Leftovers on the Lunch Menu for the First Day of School. 

First Day of School Photos?  Those were always taken near the big tree in our front yard.  As a matter of fact ALL special photos were taken near the big tree, unless it was raining. If it was raining then the photos were taken inside the house near the front door. 

CONFESSION TIME: I actually have a photo of my daughter on her last day of High School holding a photo of herself on her first day of Kindergarten....i get teary thinking of that day.  This is what happens when you only have one...


The First Day of School isn't only special for the Kids.  But it's also special for the Teachers. So why not make your child's teacher a little goodie to remember the First Day of School! 

For this month's first project I decided to make the Little School Box from My Scrap Chick.  It was quick and easy to make, and it's a BOX so that you can put anything in it! (Candy would be good! Teacher's like candy!) 

Now i can't promise that this will make your child the Teacher's Pet, but at least they will probably both have a REALLY good First Day of School! 

Here's a link to the file:  Little School House

Have a Great First Day of School! 


Monday, July 17, 2017

Christmas in July Part 2: Christmas Cards!

For my Second July project for My Scrap Chick I wanted to show everyone some really cute and really easy to make cards!  In this post I"ll share with you both my cards and the links for you to purchase the svg files!

 When I first saw the Gentle Snowflake Card file I knew that i had to cut the snowflake out of Glittery Paper!  And that's just what i did!  But not only did i use the Silver Glitter Paper, but I also added some Bling Strips to the back half of the card.  The combination of the two has the end result of a super Glittery Blinged out card which I love!  The patterned paper that I used for the background  behind the snowflake is from Hobby Lobby. To top off the Glittery Snowflake I added a single clear rhinestone to the center of the Snowflake. 

For the second card that I made, I used the Bird Takes Flight Card File.  If you see this file in the shop at My Scrap Chick you might think that it's an Easter Card or an Everyday Card.  But, if you change the Bird from Blue to Red, add in some Christmas Paper, and a Christmas Greeting on the tag, then you will have a Super Cute Christmas Card!  I added in some pop dots under the bird and under the tag, some swirly red ribbon, and then some Stickles for the bird's eye. 

The Deer Quick Card is actually TWO cards in one!  When you cut one image you actually have two parts.  You have the negative image of where the deer was, and then you have the deer itself.  Why not use both?  So i did!  I LOVE both cards.  Again the paper i used for both cards is from the same paper stack that I purchased from Hobby Lobby and used in the Gentle Snowflake Card. 

Links to Files Used: 

I hope you enjoyed lookin at my cards!  And I can't wait to share my next project with you!


Thursday, July 06, 2017

Merry Christmas! Well, Christmas in July at least! :-)

Happy July Everyone!

I know that there are a lot of scrapbookers out there that aren't even thinking about Christmas yet. But for each Scrapbooker who isn't thinking of it, there are more who are!

I am one of those.

For the Month of July My Scrap Chick is having there Christmas in July event, where each of the Design Team Members share a Christmas project with everyone.  Afterall, Christmas is ONLY six months away.  And, if you're a Craft Show Crafter like I am, and you haven't started anything yet, then you're behind!

For my project this month I decided to make a Sleigh.  Now, truth be told, when we were asked to make a Christmas in July project I knew "EXACTLY" what I wanted to make.  I actually purchased the SVG File for the Sleigh from My Scrap Chick last year, in hopes of making several for Christmas Craft Shows.  We all know how that went, don't we?  Yeah...I didn't make any.  So this Sleigh, yes "this" my first!

I even made a little "present" to put in the sleigh!  And i decorated it with a handmade Poinsettia! Okay, i have to be completely honest here...I decided to make the bag of chocolate kisses with the Poinsettia just so I would have to go out and buy some Chocolate! 

Another view of the sleigh and it's "Present". 

I LOVE everything about my project...but i think the "Believe" Frame is my MOST Favorite! 
It's just Pretty to me!  For the frames I simply went to The Dollar Store.  Yes...I"m frugal like that! And, you know what else?  These frames are actually recycled from my Valentines Day Project....

And since i made the "Believe" frame I had to make one that said "Ho Ho Ho"
Still thinking of making one that says "Ho 3"

And to help you shop here are the direct links to the files! 

Keep coming back to see MORE Christmas Scrapbook Projects!

Thanks for Visiting! 


Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Kiwi Lane Liberty Accessory Pack and USA Layout Kit Pre-Order! A Second Chance for you!

Are you a Kiwi Lane Collector? 

Were you disappointed that you were one of those who were unable to order the NEW Liberty Accessory Pack and the NEW USA Layout Kit?  

If you weren't able to order it last week, then guess what!  There's a SECOND CHANCE for you! 

Kiwi Lane has opened up Pre-Ordering for these two highly sought after Inventory Sets.  Please read the email that I have attached below, and then go to my website to place your order.  All orders NEED to be placed by THIS Friday, July 30.  So don't wait until it's too late!  Go and ORDER Now! OR 

 Back by Popular Demand Limited Pre-Sale!
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So, we recently released our first Limited Edition Kiwi Lane products, and we were very surprised at how fast they sold out! This was our first time doing a limited release and we were not sure what to expect. We can certainly say that this is something that was well received and that we will do it again in the future.

That being said, we realize that many of you weren't able to place an order for these products before they were sold out and in order to give you the chance to purchase them we are going to offer you the opportunity to participate in a Pre-Order Program for these Limited Edition Products. This will be a one-time program, offered as a final chance to purchase these items before they are no longer available.

How Does The Pre-Order Program Work? 
Simply place a single, online order BEFORE THE END OF FRIDAY, JUNE 30th for the amount of Liberty Accessory Sets and/or USA Layout Kits that you would like. Please do not include anything other than these two products in your order! Once everyone has placed their orders, we will manufacture enough product to fill those orders, and then discontinue them.

These Pre-Orders will take some extra time to be fulfilled, due to the unique circumstances, so be patient! You should expect them to ship to you around the end of August.  Once again, If you include any other items in this order, they will not be shipped until the Limited Edition sets arrive! So it is best to order them separately!

Haven't had a chance to meet our Limited sets yet? Let us introduce you to them! 

...Limited Edition USA Layout Kit and Liberty Accessory Set. Both of these sets are perfect for preserving your most patriotic memories! Whether you are celebrating the 4th of July, a veteran or active-duty soldier in your life, or scrapbooking your last trip to a favorite historical destination, these new sets will turn your special moment into one for the history books!
Ordering through my personal website ensures that I will receive credit for the order as your Kiwi Lane Instructor. Click on the photo links to take you there. I truly appreciate your business!

Jill Cornelius

Your Kiwi Lane Independent Instructor

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Sharing some NEW Kiwi Lane Design Layouts :-)

It's been quite a while since I shared any of my Kiwi Lane Design Layouts on my Blog and I thought to myself, "Self, why don't you post some layouts!"  So here I am!  BUT, I'm not ONLY going to post some Layouts, I'm also going to share with you some NEW PRODUCTS that will be available this weekend!

So with that said, let's get caught up a little!

For the Month of June, the featured template sets from Kiwi Lane are: Aspen Court, Adventure and Playtime.  During the month of June you can save 10% on the Customer Special Items individually OR 40% off when you spend an additional $40.00 or more on the same order.

Here are some project ideas! 

So about those layouts you were going to share with us? they are.  Oh, and remember that if you like one of these layouts and would like to purchase it you can do so by going to my Etsy Store:  One Grey Cat Designs

Now!  For the NEW Kiwi Lane Design Product! 

These products will be available beginning on Friday, June 23rd.  I'm not sure of the exact time yet, but I DO know it will be on Friday!  These items are "Limited Edition", which means when they are gone, they are gone!  So if you are interested in them I would order as soon as possible!  

The New Products are the Liberty Accesssory Pack and the USA Layout Kit! 

The Liberty Accessory Pack 

This set includes 7 Designer Templates and a ring for easy storage.
Size Estimates (inches):
  • #1 (2.2" Diameter)
  • #2 (5.6” x 1.6”)
  • #3 (2.23" x 2.4”)
  • #4 (2.53" x 3.29”)
  • #5 (2.27" x 4.88”)
  • #6 (4.58" x 3.26”)
  • #7 (1.66" x 6.38”)
(I'm loving the USA Template!)

The USA Layout Kit

The Layout Kit has Two Double Sided Background Sheets and 4 Double Sided Coordinating Patterns. With this kit you can create a 2 page layout as well as a card with your scraps. It also comes with an insert showing a couple of ideas to help inspire you.

I can't wait to order this set!  LOVE the Templates and the Papers look Beautiful! 

Remember, if you would like to order from my website all you have to do is click on the "Kiwi Lane" Button up above OR you can order directly from my Website: OR

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Ice Cream? Well almost...

I think one thing that everyone can agree on is that "it's Hot".

Summer has begun and it's hot.

And when it's hot outside, I have a tendency to do a few things that might include going to the pool, or going to sit in Starbucks because it's like a fridge in there or even staying inside my house and closing all the blinds to make it seem cooler to me.

For my Second project for the Month of June I decided to dedicate it to things I love to have as treats in the Summer.  Mainly Ice Cream and an iced Latte' from Starbucks :-)

My First Photo shows all of the items i made.  And guess what!  They aren't just images to use on scrapbook pages....they're cards!  So you can use them for Birthday Invitations, Ice Cream Party Invitations, or you can add a little pocket on the inside and make them Gift Card Holders.  I made the Ice Cream Cone Shaped Card, The Ice Cream Bar Shaped Card (in both Chocolate Covered AND Dreamsickle, and then I made a Latte' Cup Card because I saw that file and thought it was cute!  :-)

Ice Cream Cone Shaped Card and Latte' Cup Card

Ice Cream Bar Card

Files Used: 

Saturday, June 10, 2017

And just like that! It's Summer!


Lemonade Stands....Swimming....Beach....Scrapbooking?

Yes, Scrapbooking.

During the Summer, just like you, i have LOTS of things going on.  But since it's so hot during the day I usually stay inside.  Which means:  Scrapbook Time!

This month for my First Project i decided that it was about time to do a Scrapbook Page!  My Scrap Chick has lots of SVG files that you can use for Scrapbook Pages.  But, did you know that they have Scrapbook page SVG files too?  Well, they do!

Now, before i show you my layout you have remember this.  Each SVG file can be customized to fit your specific project.  Which means, if you don't like the size.  Change it.  What if you don't like the color that i show you in my project?  Change it.  Do you want to add some other items to your page?  Add them!  That's what I LOVE about SVG Files!

So with that being said, here's my latest project:  "Under the Sea"

Here's a close-up of the title, i added Orange Glitter to the words to make it sparkly!  Also, did you look at the fish and the Starfish?  They have googly eyes!  I LOVE googly eyes!

Now, you might look at this layout and think...."eh...that's really simple".  Well change it up!  Add more scallop waives, add metallic paper or glitter paper instead.  Give the Mermaid a makeover and give her red hair instead and make her look like "The Little Mermaid".  SVG files are the best!  Because you can customize! 

Here are the files for the Scrapbook Page: