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 http://kiwilane.com/here/blog/
Cristine Redmond http://onescrappynovice.blogspot.com
Joy Nielsen www.threadsnscraps.com
Van Nguyen http://likethecar.blogspot.com
Minousha Bari  http://preservedscraps.blogspot.com****You are here*******
Lissa Mitchell http://mightycrafty.blogspot.com**** Go here next******
Arin Flynn http://apieceoflifespie.com
Kerri Smith http://www.crafttimeandcupcakes.com/ 
Christine Meyer http://scrappingwithchristine.blogspot.com 
Christina Steel www.tinasscrapcrap.blogspot.com 



42 comments:

  1. What a fabulous idea! I love it!!! Might have to try this one! Think my kids would love to do this too! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Love this, think I'm going to do this for December!

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  3. Love it what a great way to use up your scrap paper.

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  4. That is such an awesome idea for the month of November... love it :)

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  5. What a fun idea! I wonder what kinds of activities you are doing this month?

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  6. This would be a wonderful 'ladies night in' party project for all of us to realize our blessings.

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  7. Welcome back to blog world! I love your idea for getting some thankfulness back into November :) And it turned out so cute!

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  8. I love the idea of doing a Gratitude Calendar! And this one is so cute- you used one of my favorite lines of paper, too! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. What a great idea. I've been wanting to help my kids learn to be more thankful for what they have and this would be a fun way to do it. TFS.

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  10. What a great idea! Another way to use the templates and to use those scraps. Thanks for sharing. I am now following your blog.

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  11. Very cute idea for November!
    I am a follower.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  12. What a neat way to keep being thankful in our lives during the start of the holiday rush!~

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  13. Really stinkin cute! I see a Christmas countdown one in your future. :) Love Love your cards below also.

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  14. Oh my word!! Not only is this beautiful, but what a great idea!! I may have to steal this one.

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  15. Another incredible idea! Such talent and inspiration! Thank you!

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  16. Love this idea. I think I will try it this year and have family and extended family all contribute ideas and have it for use when we gather on Thanksgiving day.

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  17. That is such a cool idea, and a great use for those cute little shapes!

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  18. I love this idea. My kids take things for granted sometimes. It would be nice to go over a daily reason they should be grateful for all they have.

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  19. Oh my gosh - LOVE this so much. What a gorgeous project. Pinning for later inspiration!!

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  20. Love it.. I know which set I'm getting next

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  21. What a fabulous idea! I'd love to see what kind of things you wrote on each tag :-) Could you share a list?

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  22. What a creative idea ~ I love it!

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  23. What a wonderful idea! Great use of the templates!

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  24. Such a cute ideas! It's always a good ideas to count your blessings, especially with kids. I would like your list as well.

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  25. great idea! and good way to use the template.

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  26. Nice idea with the templates. I love working with little things to.

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  27. What a fabulous idea to start as a Thanksgiving tradition with your family! Love it!! Great way to feature the Tiny Shapes templates!!

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  28. This is great! What a wonderful idea.

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  29. This project is such a lovely idea and a meaningful activity to do with your kids! Wonderful way to use scraps, too!!

    How lovely of you to offer us some Kiwi flavored blog candy. :) You are not requiring us to follow to be eligible, but I am a brand-new follower by Google Friend, nonetheless. Yippee!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

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  30. Yes definitely!!!
    - I am thankful for my sister, do something nice for her
    -I am thankful for my toys, choose one to donate to charity (I used this 4 times, need to make room for the holidays)
    -I am thankful for the Earth, pick up three pieces of garbage (did this 3 times)
    - I am thankful for all the caring people around me (meant for my extra curricular teachers), draw them a picture or write them a note of thanks(used this four times for all activities)
    -I am thankful for my dad, do something nice for them
    - I am thankful for my books, choose one to donate to charity (did this twice)
    -I am thankful for my food, I will try a new food without complaining (did this three times)
    - I am thankful for my Grandma, I will write or draw a picture for her
    -I am thankful for my Grandpa, I will write or draw a picture for him
    -I am thankful for my clothes, choose a piece of clothing to donate to charity (used this three time)
    -I am thankful for my friends, give them a hug
    -I am thankful for my mom, do something nice for each other
    -we are thankful for each other, play a game together (used twice)


    Hope this helps

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  31. Wow, this turned out amazing! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  32. That was a wonderful idea for your children.... A great idea for a young family, and the KLD templates ...tiny shapes are perfect for this project. Thanks for Sharing!

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  33. I love this idea...I need to plan to do this next year. Thanks for the inspirition!

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  34. what a great way to show your thankfulness.

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  35. What a nice idea and the tiny templates are perfect

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  36. I love the idea of the tiny gratitude calendar--wish you would let us peek at your choices for what you are grateful for!

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  37. THANK you! I see you DID let us know what you chose for them to read and do! love it!!!

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