Thanks to everyone for commenting on my blog during the Kiwi Lane May Blog Hop. I hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did. During that I hop I had a little giveaway...a Floral Template set and another template set (the winner get s to choose from a variety of sets).
So the randomly chosen winner is...Scrapping Nana! Congrats! I will be contacting you about your prize.
Friday, May 02, 2014
Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am so excited to share a new layout I created using Kiwi Lane designer templates. I love to scrapbook but life so often gets in the way of my ability to do it as often as I like. Between work, home, and writing a novel, I have so little time to craft lately. That's why I was especially thankful for the chance to pull out my templates and actually make a layout. The templates make designing scrapbook pages so fast and easy.
My process is to first design my page by laying out my templates on my cutting mat. Next I select my paper and start cutting and inking. My pages don't always end up quite as I designed (like my layout below) but the templates provide me a great jump off point for layout. I know that if I didn't have my Kiwi Lane Designs templates I would take probably three times as long to make a single page.
On this layout I used the FLORAL template set. A great accessories set that can be used in a number of ways. I love making 3D flowers with them as well as using them as focal points on my pages. This time I used one of the FLORAL templates as I would a doily and I really loved the result. To give my flower the full on doily look I embossed it in my die cutting machine. The embossing folder gave my cardstock flower nice detail which I further enhanced by running white ink over the raised portions.
And here is my finished layout.
Templates used: Floral3; Scallops2; Mini Strips (1/2" & 1"); Brackets3; Tiny Floral3
As you can see my complete page is not quite the same as the design I made with my templates. While my initial design had space for two vertical photos, I ended up modifying it for one horizontal photo that I liked so much better with the papers I selected.
Thank you for hopping with us!
Be sure to check out all the awesome blogs in the hop this weekend to find so many ideas to inspire creativity.
- Kiwi Lane - http://kiwilane.com/blog
- Lissa Mitchell - http://mightycrafty.blogspot.com/
- Leslie Prinkki - http://www.scrapsofmine.blogspot.com
- Connie Wallenbrock - http://conniecancrop.blogspot.com
- Sandi Pressley - http://lifeatthebeach51.blogspot.com/
- Christine Meyer - http://scrappingwithchristine.blogspot.com
- Alicia O'Bryant -http://goldengoddessdesigns.blogspot.com/
- Suzanne - http://scrapwithsuzy.blogspot.com
- Roselyn Riley - http://prettylittlepackages.blogspot.com/ YOU ARE HERE!
- Arin Flinn - http://apieceoflifespie.com
YOUR CHANCE TO WIN!
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, May 8th.
Also if you subscribe to my blog and leave a comment below I will also choose ONE random winner to receive a brand new FLORAL template set along with another mystery set. So please leave me a comment for your chance to win two KLD template sets.