Friday, August 2, 2013

Blog Hopping with Kiwi Lane

 

Hello Kiwi Lane Blog Hoppers! Welcome to my work in progress of a blog. It's not the cutest thing on the block, but hey—it's a place to host my thoughts, and that works for me!

Speaking of thoughts, I'm THRILLED to finally have had the guts to participate in one of the Kiwi Lane Blog Hops. 

Truth is when it worked out with the line up that we have for this month, I couldn't resist participating in the fun. Why do you ask? Well some of these girls are some of my long time favorites and highly inspiring and I couldn't pass up the opportunity to "work" with them. 

Well first things first, if you haven't stopped by the other blogs along the way to leave a comment, be sure to do so! I mean, you don't want to miss out on every opportunity possible to win a $25.00 gift code to the Kiwi Lane shop, right?

You should have arrived from the home of the ever so gorgeous and spunky Leslie Prinkki

And if you're lost or just happened to have stumbled across my blog, which I realize is nearly impossible since it's such a cobweb on the internet, then here's the line up:

  1. Kiwi LaneHome base!
  2. Kristy Mackeen—Mama’s Sanity
  3. Elizabeth Hellum—Life and All That Goes With It
  4. Martha Bonneau—Mugysboo
  5. Brie Pinales—Classic Coture
  6. Heather Gray—Heather’s Crafty Corner
  7. Linda Auclair—Bliss
  8. Melissa Dehne—A Bit of Scrappy Goodness
  9. Leslie Prinkki—Scraps of Mine
  10. Kristy Lee—Life ScrappedYOU ARE HERE! I FEEL SO LOVED AND FAMOUS! ;)

And now: The projects. :D

The templates that we are working with this month for the blog hop are some of my favorites. I use the Tiny Brackets on almost everything that I create. They are just so darn cute and tiny, and—well—everything that is tiny is cute! It's a law, isn't it?

When I was thinking about what to make I saw an empty Crystal Light canister sitting on my counter, and thought it would be fun to alter, as a pencil case to give to my kids' new teacher, as a condolence gift for starting out another year in the books. ;) (Hooray for kids never throwing out empty containers, because this really worked out perfectly!)

I rifled through my stash and found some of the We R Memory Keepers, Hall Pass collection, which for obvious reasons works well to create a school themed project.



After wrapping the canister in the "Pop Quiz" paper, I thought the Sunnybrook Lane 1A Designer Template, made a great border to go around the bottom of the canister.  I used the Bracket 1T template and traced it back to back to create the yellow design behind the embossed die cut. 



Next I had to get my paws back on some of the Jinger Adams Sweet Tart Collection that we are highlighting throughout the month of August on the Kiwi Lane blog.  Not only is this paper so darn cute, it smells really good too!

I started out this layout with the traditional framing process, to get an idea of how I would design my page. 



You can see how the idea is similar, but thanks to a perfectly splatty splat of yellow Mr. Huey's, I had to modify the design to let it show. 


I just love how pleasantly perfect, Jinger's Sweet Tart collection works with this haul I made from my tomato bushes just yesterday!

Add some Sunnybrook Lane 1A, 2A and 2B Designer Template action along with Bracket 1 and Bracket 1T and a splash of mist, some buttons and a little stitching, and an easy peasy layout was made!


Thank you so much for taking the time to hop along with us at Kiwi Lane Designs! Don't forget to leave a comment at each of the blogs at some point by 11:59 MST on Sunday the 4th for your chance to win!

The winner of the $25.00 gift code will be announced on the Kiwi Lane blog next Thursday.

Have a great day and a fabulous weekend!

51 comments:

Ginny said...

Like the pencil case, I am sure the teacher will like it too.

Lisa Harrison said...

Thanks so much for the teacher's gift idea! One more thing to add to my to-do list! :)

Dawn McDowell said...

I love that pencil case, so creative. And your layout is so perfect!

Lillian Child said...

FUN FUN projects! Love the splatter and how you incorporated the template designs onto your layout page! Really great creativity. Thanks for sharing!

Stephanie said...

Love your project with the Crystal Light canister. That's a great idea for a teacher--and so CUTE! Also love the page with the perfect splat!

carrie said...

Kristy, not sure why your so hesitant to hop on the blog. Your designs are awesome. I love my tiny bracket templates and use mine all the time.
Thanks for sharing your creations.
Happy Scrappin' Carrie

mariangel said...

good idea for a teacher love it

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

WOW!!!!! I love your pencil case and your scrapbook page. Awesome work!

Stephanie said...

I always have extra containers laying about! I loved how you used it for a teacher! Great JOB! AWESOME IDEA!

Elizabeth said...

Very, very cute!!! I love the teacher gift and your layout is super fun too!
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Susan said...

What a wonderful teacher gift! I could do it after I was shown how but I never come up with those things off the top of my head like that. Your pages rocks too. Love it all. Your sense of humor comes through and I love that. Great blog post and I can't wait to see more of what you do.

Sheri Pugh said...

the "Delicious" layout - you chose the perfect papers, wow!! It is an amazing page. And the pencil holder has me excited for school to start!

Kristina MacKeen said...

What a great idea for a pencil case. I was just eyeing a Crystal Light container and trying to think of projects. Now I have some ideas. :-)

Paula said...

too cute.

TINA said...

You are waaaaay too hard on yourself! I love your blog! Your projects are adorable and your personality is hilarious! We should be friends :)

stampingdietitian said...

love the pictures detailing how you used the templates to create your projects - very helpful!!

Robin Gere said...

Love both projects but especially the crystal light container. That would be adorable for halloween or christmas filled with candy! Definately going to try that idea.

Lauren said...

Love the summer citrus colors! Very pretty!

7daysofdoodles said...

Who knew a picture of tomatoes could be made to look so beautiful ? The paper and color choices were great. The templates make every page I have seen today just stand out. I have got to get some of these templates ! Thanks for sharing.

Alycia said...

LOVE this canister!! Must start drinking Crystal Light...

Heather said...

Such a great idea with the Crystal Light container! And the LO is fabulous of course!

bamafan said...

Thanks for the Crystal Light canister idea! I have several of these I have been saving. I might need the tiny bracket templates!

Stephanie said...

Great project and page! They're both so cute! Thanks!

Scrapping Nana said...

Love your colors!

Makiko Jones said...

Fantastic project and layout! I love your creative ideas! Thank you for sharing.

Laura Turcotte said...

What a great projects, and that layout---so beautiful!

Deborah Johnson said...

I am heading into the crafty nook to work on teacher projects today - thanks for the inspiration - I have another project to make!!!

Sonia said...

What a great idea! Love the way you embellished the pencil holder.

jcobb said...

Such a cute layout and I love the pencil case! Terrific idea for using recyclables!

Stephanie U said...

LOVE the colors! YOu always do an amazing job matching the photos and papers.

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What a super cute gift idea and great choice of paper.

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Gail said...

Love the fun pencil case... I'm tempted to go rifling though the recyclables to see what I can find! ;) And I love the layout- bright and fun and cheery!

Giddy Michelle said...

what's not to love about these projects - you always inspire me!

Carrie McDaniel said...

Love that pencil case idea! As a teacher myself, I would love to get one of these from one of my students!

Mrs. Hobbie said...

What a cute pencil can. It's going to make a teacher very happy.

TX, Romance said...

Pam Wesson say's: Cute pencil holder. I love the colors you used on your garden haul layout!!! Your tomatoes looked yummy!!!

Bridge said...

Wow what cute stuff you made! Love the layered brackets on your page and what teacher wouldn't love that pencil holder!

Lourdes Salvador said...

Love the pencil case. I have a ton of these containers that I've been saving to alter - thanks for the inspiration!

holly said...

Wow.....I'm impressed...5 kids and you still have time to be creative! I love the way you used the tiny brackets in your layout. Thanks for posting...:)

Kathy Gayhart Carter said...

Hey Krissty... You are so humble. Your work is fabulous and is always very creative and inspiring. The colors in the paper and embellishment couldn't have been a better pair with the picture and the templates worked great as usual. I have really come to love them and have been noting my favorites. Good thing I have a BDay coming. My family and friends are in big trouble. Thanks so much for sharing your work with us.

Blessings,
Kathy Carter
carterscraftingcorner.blogspot
https://www.facebook.com/CartersCraftingCorner?ref=hl

Catherine said...

Love love love!!!! It all is amazing Kristy!!!!!!! I need all the templates now!

Sue D said...

Perfect teacher gift and I like your colorful layout.

Michele Duffy said...

You and Kiwi Lane were just made for each other, I think!

Helen L said...

what a great pencil case, and I love your page layout: some great colors!!

C'est La-Vie Designs Unlimited, LLC said...

Excellent hop! Thanks for the inspiration. I have commented on all the participating blogs! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!

La-Vie B.
Follow me at C’est La-Vie Designs Unlimited, LLC

Brittany said...

I love these ideas! I have so many great ideas now its time to get to work!! Thanx all of the ladies. I posted in all but one blog it wouldn't let me. this was so fun looking forward to more!!