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:
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!