Friday, May 02, 2014

May Blog Hop with Kiwi Lane Designs



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. 
  1. Kiwi Lane - http://kiwilane.com/blog
  2. Lissa Mitchell - http://mightycrafty.blogspot.com/
  3. Leslie Prinkki - http://www.scrapsofmine.blogspot.com
  4. Connie Wallenbrock - http://conniecancrop.blogspot.com
  5. Sandi Pressley - http://lifeatthebeach51.blogspot.com/
  6. Christine Meyer - http://scrappingwithchristine.blogspot.com
  7. Alicia O'Bryant -http://goldengoddessdesigns.blogspot.com/
  8. Suzanne - http://scrapwithsuzy.blogspot.com
  9. Roselyn Riley - http://prettylittlepackages.blogspot.com/ YOU ARE HERE!
  10. 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.



39 comments:

  1. new follower! I love your layout with the templates! I am new fan of Kiwi Lane for sure!! thank you for sharing your designs!

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  2. I am always looking for ideas for 1 page layouts, thanks for sharing! Love Kiwi Lane ( I think I am going to "need" to order more templates!)

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  3. I like how you pointed out that the photo layout isn't exactly what you started with... that is one thing I love about KLD, they are so easy to use and adapt how we need to. Cute layout!

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  4. I am a new blog follower :) I love how you showed your "before" process!

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  5. Cute page, great use
    of the templates to
    plan it.
    Carla from Utah

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  6. It's nice to see you crafting again! This page is just beautiful!! And a really cute pic of you and the hubby, too! :)

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  7. What an adorable layout! I love it!! I am a new follower of your wonderful blog. :)

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  8. you did a very very nice job,,, I am a follower... you have a great day !!! :)

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  9. Love your page. This blog hop makes me want to sit down and just use Kiwi Lane templates all day

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  10. Such a pretty page!

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  11. Love all your layering. I can't figure out how to subscribe to your blog but have placed you in my favorites. I see quite a few cute things below.....

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  12. the layout is beautiful the picture is also. Love the templates you used.

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  13. Great page. Love all of the different designs. they work together to make a wonderful backdrop for your picture.

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  14. Love your embossed flower!

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  15. Beautiful layout. I like your choice of papers and how you used the templates. I don't know how to subscribe to your blog but I became a follower.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  16. Such a gorgeous layout! Love how you lay everything out first! So happy to hop with you. Scrappy hugs, Connie Can Crop

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  17. What a beautiful page Roselyn! I love how you embossed and inked your layers. Thanks for sharing! I enjoyed being in this hop with you. :)
    -Suzanne

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  18. Loved the simplicity of the layout. Gorgeous.

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  19. Beautiful scrapbook page! Love the mix of papers and how you used those templates. TFS

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  20. I love this layout!

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  21. Love your layout! I'm new to kiwi lane products and love how you showed your pre-layout then the finished

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  22. Beautiful layout! Great colors. Following your work. Thanks!

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    1. Hi there! You are the winner of my giveaway. If you can respond to this so I know you are interested and we can go from there to set up getting your prizes shipped to you.

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  23. I'm a new follower. I love your Lo and the colors that you used.

    Thanks for the chance to win.

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  24. SUPER layout! I love the combination of papers you used. Nicely embellished :-)

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  25. LOVE THIS LAYOUT!!! I love how you picked such pretty colors for it as well!!! :) new follower!!

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  26. I love this. So soft and pretty. Wow!

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  27. Gosh that layering on top of the bracket template is so fun. Thanks for sharing your lay-out and all the framing steps.

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  28. Great layout, I can not wait to receive my order and begin using Kiwi Lane templates and add to my collection. Great job, thanks for sharing

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  29. Great creativity

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  30. Very cute -- love those layers! So glad to be hopping with you! :)

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  31. Love your design and the colors.

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  32. Love the embossing!!!!! And I subscribed too!!!

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  33. Very pretty layout. I love all the papers and your design! Just subscribed using Google. Thanks for the chance to win!!
    Evelyn

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  34. your project page is awesome!! an I joined your site!! you have made the hop more exciting!!!

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  35. Pretty layout, love the soft colors and layering!

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  36. Wow, what a great layout, I love the detail. Great color combo!!!

    Follow via google+

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  37. Love the embossing detail on your layout. What beautiful colors you used!

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