Friday, November 1, 2013

Back to the Blogging World with Kiwi Lane Designs

So it has been way too long yet again since I've last blogged.  What can I say life just catches up to me.  I really wanted to get back into blogging as I've said before, but what better way to do it that with a project/product highlight and a blog hop!!!!  So if you've been doing the hop you would have just seen some of the awesome creations by Van Nguyen.

So when the opportunity came up to work with some Amazing Kiwi Lane designer templates, I was thrilled, until however I realized what I would be working with!!!   The Tiny Shapes templates.  Let me clarify, I do LOVE the templates, and have used the tiny templates for scrapbook layouts as well as cards.   I  really wanted to do something that highlighted the AMAZINGNESS of this product and really how much potential there is with these little pieces of magic.   It then came to me....... I've been wanting to make a gratitude calendar for the month of November, the tiny shapes would be perfect for it!!!

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I wanted my children to be reminded what the spirit of the holiday is about for the whole month.  So how it will work is after dinner, the girls would take turns picking the number starting from 1 and we'd read the card together, talk about what it means for us and and do the activity on the card.

One of the things I loved most about these templates, especially for this project was that I could plan what shapes would be on what paper, and use the paper with minimal waste.  Also I was also able to use some of the  pieces of card stock I had, that otherwise would unable to be placed through a die-cutting machine.

Anyways there you have it!!!   Thanks once again for stopping by please feel free to follow my blog and leave a comment and I will have a drawing for some Kiwi goodness.  I hope to post more frequently!!!   Also a random winner from ONE of the participating blogs (including the Kiwi Lane blog), will be given a $25 gift certificate to the Kiwi Lane Shop, for leaving a comment and will be announced on the Kiwi Lane blog on Thursday, November 7th

Now off to  Lissa Mitchell to see her wonderful creations on the Kiwi Lane November blog hop.  Enjoy!!!!

In Case you Get Lost, Here's the Lineup for the Hop :
Kiwi Lane
Cristine Redmond
Joy Nielsen
Van Nguyen
Minousha Bari****You are here*******
Lissa Mitchell**** Go here next******
Arin Flynn
Kerri Smith 
Christine Meyer 
Christina Steel