Friday, February 01, 2013




Thanks for stopping by the Kiwi Lane Designs blog hop.  I hope you are getting tons of creative inspiration from all the participating blogs.

Could it actually be true? Did I make a page without any flowers? Looks like I did. LOL Well almost.

I couldn't help but use the cute flower template from Tiny Sweetheart to anchor one of my stamped titles. I used my Fiskars crimper (circa 2004) to add some texture to the Tiny Sweetheart Flower then I put a Tiny Sweetheart Heart on top with a pop dot, then added a strip with my stamped phrase.

I used the 1" mini strip to create a nice even box for my stamped words. I am a bit particular about straightness and I love how the Strip template sets help me keep things perfectly aligned, whether I am using them to create text boxes or if I am laying them on a page to perfectly space my embellishments. The Strip Templates are some of my most used.

Authentique's "Renew" line combined with Kiwi Lane Designer Templates Clara Lane 2A/2B and Sunnybrook Lane 1A/1B were the perfect "frames" for this layout of my husband and his sisters. I made a collage using Picasa, and printed it out at home. I cut the pictures apart and easily pulled together this two page layout with the help of my templates. 

I know I say this a lot, but I am still so amazed at how much faster and easier creating pages is when I am using my templates. This simple layout would have taken me a week to come up with before I discovered Kiwi Lane Designs Templates.







(Don't you love the backdrop for the photo of my layout? I am at a weekend crop and I couldn't resist taking a picture against the fluffy hotel pillows!)

Templates used for creation and visualization - Clara Lane 2A/2B; Sunnybrook Lane 1A/1B; 12" Strips - 3", 1", 1/2"; Rings 1,2,3; Tiny Sweetheart 2T, 3T

Thanks for stopping by my blog, be sure to keep hopping along to the rest of the stops in our creative journey. Don't forget to leave a comment, here and on all the blogs in our hop, to get a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to use at Kiwi Lane Designs. Good Luck!

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66 comments:

  1. I love the paper choice in this one!

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  2. So pretty. Hopping on, Have a great day!

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  3. Hope you are enjoying your getaway girl! Have a great weekend! Thanks for playing.

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  4. Very pretty, my favorite colors

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  5. I'm your opposite, I have hardly used flowers in my pages because I have boys, but your color combinations, along with the flowers give me hope.

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  6. what a wonderful layout!

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  7. You layout was great!!! All of the ladies have inspired me!!

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  8. Wow, you seriously rock these templates girl. Your spot on the DT is so well deserved. It was nice to join up with you for this hop. Thanks to Kristy for bringing us all together.

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  9. Way to rock the templates! I wish I could use flowers more often, they rarely "work" on my boy pages. *sigh*

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  10. Nice layout, great job!

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  11. I Love ALL the Kiwi Lane layouts ! You certainly have inspired me!

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  12. Lovely page! It has a great flow.

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  13. Aren't KLD templates jus the best! lots of fun inspiration, thanks

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  14. Oh my gosh! I love your pages! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  15. The pages are great. I love the use of color. Thanks.

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  16. I LOVE how this turned out! And I really thought your stamped pieces were printed- you are quite the expert and talented stamper!

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  17. Beautiful layout! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  18. Sounds like you are having fun. Thanks for the layout idea.

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  19. TFS Love the layout (and the backdrop!)

    Darlene
    desaucier at bellsouth dot net

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  20. Pages are beautiul! I just love all the colors!

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  21. Your pages are terrific. I love my Kiwi Lane stencils, but I'm not great at making my paper color selections......LOVE your colors!!

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  22. So cute - I had to pin it!

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  23. Gorgeous LO.....I love the colors you used!! And I am happy to be a new follower of your blog!!!!

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  24. This is definitely on my scrap lift list!!! Great layout, thanks for sharing.

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  25. What a cute layout!!!

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  26. This layout is gorgeous!! Love it..

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  27. Two of my favorites in one layout - KLD and Authentique. Love, love, love it. Elegant design.

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  28. Ohhh, those pillows do look fluffy! Great layout! ;)
    Blessings,
    Valerie Martin

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  29. I just love your backdrop LOL!!! Your layout is really cute, I noticed the colors lend themselves toward the masculine, of course with there being males in the pictures. I love the way you used the circles, and the button...I think it was a button...all in all a super layout.

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  30. A.D.O.R.A.B.L.E.
    I really like your calming color choices, and especially like the way you played with the heart shapes.

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  31. I love the layered embellishments and what gorgeous color choices for the layout!

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  32. Love it!!! Thank you for sharing just how simple it can be!

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  33. really like your color choice on your layout. Great use of the Kiwi lane borders.

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  34. Great side bar interest. Love the layers.

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  35. This is such a pretty layout. I love how well the colors match your photos

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  36. Great layout! I love the way you did your layering.

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  37. thanks for the inspiration, love your layout and the layers

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  38. Love this blog! The before and after pictures are such a great idea to help us new scrapers to Kiwi Lane Designs. Great Job!
    http://joaniespaperescape.blogspot.com/

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  39. this layout is very pretty

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  40. I love the idea for my heritage albums

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  41. Love the crimping, and the fluffy pillow. Great layout

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  42. love how you layered the heart over the accent :)

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  43. I still need to work on layering...great job!

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  44. I love the color scheme!

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  45. What a beautiful layout! :)

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  46. Lovely layout. Love the color combination

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  47. Way to break out old tools. I live this LO I may have snapped it on my phone to lift tomorrow at my scrappy girl day.

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  48. Love this layout. I'm going to have to get the rings now! Joined your blog, love your layout!

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  49. Such a fantastic job! I just love the colors you chose!

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  50. Wonderful layout. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

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  51. Fabulous layout. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  52. Great layout! Thanks for sharing it with us!

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  53. OooooOO! I love that spread! I don't know why I never think of stacking 3 horizontal photos on a page. Gotta keep that in mind. Authentique papers are quickly becoming my favorite!

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  54. great job. LOVE the colors. I like the way the journaling had a focus too. I actually get a bunch more pages done now since using KLDT.

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  55. Love how you layered all the different templates on the side of your layout! Also loving the papers you used!

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