Friday, September 6, 2013

Kiwi Lane September Blog Hop

Hi!  Welcome to the Kiwi Lane Designs' September Blog Hop.  I'm very excited to be a part of this hop!!!  You should have come from Deborah's blog.  If not, you might want to start at the beginning and hop all the way through...leaving comments along the way.  There is a prize just for commenting.  Details at the bottom of this post. 

Here is the blog hop order in case you get lost along the way:
  1. Kiwi Lane
  2. Staci Jones
  3. Tammy Smith
  4. Erin Colby:
  5. Deborah Johnson <- Did you come from here?
  6. Kristy MacKeen:  <- You are here!!!
  7. Scrappin' Madge- <- Next stop, but leave a comment here first!!!
  8. Claire Heartburn
  9. Leslie Prinkki
  10. Melissa Dehne
  11. Charissa Miller
  12. Roselyn Riley
Now, let me tell you a quick story.  When I started to think about my project for this hop, I was thinking I would use Tiny Brackets to make a wall hanging for my bedroom.  (I will still do this and will blog and post it on the KLD wall.)  But as I was driving home one day, I happened to look at my front door and noticed an empty hook waiting to be filled.  Then my mind kicked into overdrive.  I had an foam wreath in my scrap room, just waiting to be decorated.  Why don't I make a fall wreath for my door?

Using 4 sheets of Teresa Collins' Fabrications and Kiwi Lane designer templates Nature 1 & 4, as well as Tiny Nature 1T & 4T, I began cutting out leaves. 

After wrapping the foam wreath in Chocolate Chip Stripped ribbon from Stampin' Up, I started layering all the different leaves.

Isn't the Fabrications collection divine?!? I was able to use both sides of the paper to give lots of pattern and depth to the wreath with just a few cuts!  I love how this wreath looks, hanging on my door.  It almost makes me wish it was fall.  :-)

As promised, here are the details about the prize:
One random winner from the comments on the participating blogs (including the Kiwi Lane blog), will win this amazing prize pack from Simple Stories.  The winner will be announced on the Kiwi Lane blog on Thursday, September 12th.

Thanks for visiting.  And if you aren't a follower, I would love it if you would click that little button on the right!  :-)



  1. Wow! I love the wreath, and how you used the templates for something other than a card or layout. My front door is bare but maybe not for long. Thank for the inspiration.

  2. I love love this! the colors are so vibrant and warm and the leaf shapes and size differences are perfect.

  3. SUPER Cute wreath. I love how you used all the different leaves and got the most out of each sheet of paper.

    Tammy S.

  4. I need this wreath for my door! LOL what a great way to use this template the leaves are great!!!! Thanks so much for the inspiration. It was great being in the blog hop with you.
    loves-Scrappi Madge
    P.S. I am a follower:)

  5. I love the wreath! Thanks for the inspiration of using the templates in a different way!

  6. Oh that is soooo PRETTY! I need to copy! I've followed you for a little while now :) Love your cute ideas!

  7. Holy gorgeous!! I love this wreath! I'm looking forward to being in the same room with your creativity later this month- it almost makes up for not having you on the design team anymore... almost. ;)

  8. so stinkin' pretty - I love the blue mixed in with the "typical" fall colors

  9. OMG the wreath is so cute!!! Would have never thought to do this. Love your creativity!!!

  10. I want to make one of these for my office! Love it!

  11. Love, Love, Love the wreath. My next project is to copy this project. Thank you!

  12. I never would have thought to make this wreath! It's gorgeous and you have inspired me!

  13. What a great Idea!! So many great ideas for using the templates for more than just scrapbooking.

  14. Love, love, love your wreath!!! Super cute.

  15. Wow I LOVE your wreath it's so pretty!

  16. I Love your wreath! What a great way to welcome FALL!

  17. Fall is one of my favorite seasons! Love your wreath! :)

  18. I really need to find the time to make decorations again. Love this look... just wish I had a storm door to keep it safe

  19. Love this!!! I can't wait for Fall either!!! It's almost here. Could wait a little longer on winter though. :) SUPER CUTE!!!

  20. Wow Kristy! This really turned out gorgeous!! New follower too! Scrappy hugs, Connie

  21. This wreath is GORGEOUS! What a great idea for home décor. This could be done with various Kiwi Lane templates! Hmmm...