Tuesday, September 19, 2017

"Home"

That was a simple Blog post title wasn't it! 


Today I'm sharing with you my latest project for My Scrap Chick




This time around I made a "Home" Sign for my house...my home. 

When I made this, it was the FIRST time I had ever made one of the frames, and let me tell you I LOVED how it turned out.  Now if you noticed I said that this was the "First" frame that i made, and it is.  I made another Frame for a different project, but to tell you the truth, this was my VERY first one!  I made it in February and I've had it in my Craft Room.  Everytime I looked at it I would say "I love the colors that I used", but I didn't know what I was going to put in the middle of the frame.  On my other Frame I put the quote "This is my happy place'..and well in February I WAS going to put that quote in this Frame, but it didn't work for me.  

So "Home" Fit. 

And the "Home" sign was made. 

Now I won't be able to sit in my Craft Room and think, "what am I going to put in the blank space of the frame". 

When you look at the frame you wonder how in the world it's made...it's VERY easy!  (I used a LOT of pop dots!)  Anyone can do this, and there are LOTS of frame to choose from! 

Here are the links to the products in the My Scrap Chick store: 






Have a Happy Week! 



Sunday, September 10, 2017

Do your kids like to read?

That is a serious question.

So, do they?

If so, what do they use for bookmarks?  

I used to read ALL the time, now not so much.  But a few weeks ago I made myself go to the Library and check out some books.  And not just Craft Books! lol 

When your kids read books what do they use for bookmarks?  Do they just use a piece of paper torn out from a notebook?  or do they "Dog Ear" the page to remind them where they left off?  

For my first project for September I thought I would make something that was not only useful, but cute too! 

Bookmarks! 

Everyone needs them....even me.  


These bookmarks aren't just cute!  But they are super easy to put together.  And you know what else you could do with them...give them to a teacher!  Make several sets and bring them to your child's Teacher (or Librarian) and let them give them out to specials students!

I like to share, so here's the file I used for this Super Easy Project!








Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Sharing a new layout!

Today I decided to go to the Scrapbook Store and Scrapbook.

And yes, I know it's Wednesday, but I decided to venture out of the house! Which goes totally against me wanting to become a Hermit.

And what's even more strange is that I started AND finished a layout!


I think it's pretty!

Now, if you know me you know that i really don't like the color blue...yes, I know Strange.  But even though I don't like blue I can SCRAPBOKK blue and it turns out pretty good!

I didn't want to bring a lot of supplies with me today since it was a weekday.  And, I knew I wouldn't be there for very long.  Maybe a couple of hours at the most.  So what did I pack?  My Kiwi Lane Templates, some ink, my paper trimmer, scissors, and some pop dots.  Oh...and paper.  Not much really, I'm pretty sure that I only used six sheets to create the above layout. Which to be honest, is not bad! One thing I forgot....a pencil

Oh well.  But as you can see it all worked out!  And I have another beautiful layout which has already been added to my Etsy Shop!

Have a Happy Day!

Jill

Saturday, September 02, 2017

Kiwi Lane Designs September Product Release Photos!

BOO! 

I'm SO Excited for this Release!  New Paper and New Templates!  AND i have a project in mind already that I will be sharing! 

Introducing the NEW September Releases from Kiwi Lane Designs! 
To place your orders please go to the following link:  


https://create.kiwilane.com/parties/385


SEE BELOW FOR SPECIAL SEPTEMBER PARTY FAVORS FROM ME! 






*** EDITED TO ADD INFO ABOUT PARTY FAVORS FROM ME!!! ***

Hmmmm....so yesterday i posted that i am having an Online Kiwi Lane "Birthday Party" for me...how about some Party Favors? All orders over $50.00 will receive one of the NEW September release items from me! Choose between the NEW A La Carte Bat or the NEW A La Carte Cauldron. Let me know which you choose and at the end of the month after my party closes you will receive your choice personally from me! And Remember, all orders over $35.00 receive free shipping! Free Shipping! Free Gift From Me!
Here's a link to my "Birthday Party": https://create.kiwilane.com/parties/385
*Orders need to be exclusive to this party and cannot be claimed by other Get Together Orders.
**Free A La Carte Template Bat or Cauldron will be personally mailed by me, and not Kiwi Lane.
***Orders NEED to be placed through the Special Birthday Party Portal located above!  :-) 


Thursday, August 31, 2017

"Merry"

Yes...there I said it "Merry". 

I know, I know it's still August and everything Christmas is coming out earlier and earlier every year. 

Including December Daily Albums, Yearly Christmas Albums and so forth...

But I NEEDED to get this album posted today!  

Why today?  

Well, mainly because the paper that I used for my album is from Kiwi Lanes and it's in the Last Chance section of the store...and I wanted to give you all a chance to be able to purchase some before it's gone, gone, gone, forever! (I'll list the products I used in my store to the bottom of the post) 

Now, what you need to realize is that my album is not yet completed.  It's "nearly" there, but I have Oh so much more to do!  I don't particularly like the ribbons Iused, so I want to change all of that to sheer green polka dot ribbon and some sheer blue polka dot ribbon, and one other color which I need to decide on.  Also, I need to decorate the tabs of the album itself.  They look a bit naked and need some decorating...so I need to do that.  And I need to add MORE gemstones...but like I said, it's "nearly" there! 

Here's the album: (just remember, it's NOT completely done....but "nearly" there!  :-) 








As you can see throughout the album I used the Scallop Template (A1).  I wanted each page to have something in common.  And since the Scallop is one of my most favorite templates I decided to use that one! 

I also used the Merry and Bright Layout Kit from Kiwi Lane Designs.  It's Nice and Bright and Fun!  I think I used at least four packaged of this paper...the multicolored dotted paper that I used for photo mats if from Coordinations and was purchased at Joanns. 

So...what other templates from Kiwi Lane Designs did I use? Here's a list with links to the store: 

Kiwi Lane Designer Template: Scallops No. 1A
Kiwi Lane Designer Template:  Large Bracket No. 1
Kiwi Lane Designer Template:  Tiny Holiday No. 8T
Kiwi Lane Designer Template:  Tiny Holiday No. 1T
Kiwi Lane Designer Template:  Tiny Holiday No. 3T
Kiwi Lane Designer Template:  Winter  No. 2
Kiwi Lane Designs Paper:  Merry and Bright Layout Kit (I used SEVERAL of these kits)

Now....if you'd like to use the same paper that I used to make an album, you REALLY should order some Layout Kits asap!  The Layout Kits are in the "Last Chance Section" of the store...which means when they are gone...they're gone!

For the Month of September All outside orders (Templates, Paper, etc) for my website need to be
placed through the following link:


Here's a link to the "Last Chance" section!  And when you're ready to place an order all you need to do is go to my Website:  create.kiwilanedesigns.com/jillcornelius or KiwiLaneGirl.com  then you create an account, and make your selections.  All orders over $35.00 receive Free Shipping!  Which is a plus for me since I used probably 4-5 of the Merry and Bright Layout Kits....


Friday, August 25, 2017

Home Sweet Home!

Sorry for my delay in posting my second August project for My Scrap Chick.  You know how life gets in the way, and you totally forget things, because you're doing other things?  Well, that happened to me.

I worked on my project for several days (yes, days....) and I had to keep re-doing things.  Why? Well, I didn't like the colors I was using.  I started my project by making a pink house, with a brown roof. But then I ran out of brown paper so had to re-think the entire project.  Then I remembered a conversation I had with someone...the question was:

 "What types of project do you like to make with SVG's?"

I had to think.  Of course I like to make cute projects, projects that I can use in my own home.  And I started to think about the current project that I was working on, and I decided that I wanted to make this project for myself, and I wanted to display it in my house.  In order to do this, I needed to change the colors and I KNEW exactly what color I needed to use!

"YELLOW

Well, the color i need to match was a more toned down yellow...lol.

So I "re-built" my house! lol 

And wouldn't you know, with changing the colors of my house, and adding some clouds, a tree, and the title, the project turned out just as I had hoped. 

And I can't wait to display my project in my entryway!
Doll Houses, Happy Tree Forest, and believe it or not....Happy Tree Forest!  Yes....I used a St. Patrick's Day SVG file. I NEEDED the clouds! 


Here's a close-up of my re-built house


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...


Onward!

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! 

Jill