Welcome to Kiwi Lane's Blog Hop for March! I'm so happy to have you here!! Hopefully you came here from Jennifer Budge's blog. If not, hop on over to the Kiwi Lane blog and start from the beginning- you don't want to miss any of the awesome scrapbooking inspiration, do you? There's even a prize involved! One lucky commenter from one of the 10 blogs (including the Kiwi Lane blog) will be randomly chosen to win a $25 gift code to the Kiwi Lane Shop- so don't forget to comment along the way! Here's the blog order, just in case you get lost:
1. Kiwi Lane
3. Jenny Urzua
5. Gail Owens (You are here)
6. Neela Nalam
8. Teresa Gray
9. Jenna Hipps
Being a member of the Kiwi Crew, I wasn't given an assignment to use just one set of templates... I was told to use whatever featured templates I wanted to use! Freedom to create- one of my favorite things... and here's what I did with that freedom:
Supplies: cardstock (Provo Craft); patterned paper, felt stickers, letter stickers (Basic Grey); spray ink (Studio Calico); stamp (Scenic Route); thread (Coats & Clark); ink (Ranger); pen (ZIG)
Kiwi Lane Templates: Cascade Trails (3A & B), Mini Paisley Place (2A & B), Tiny Wildflower (1T, 2T, 4T, 5T), Floral (1), Tiny Floral (1T), Rings (1, 3), Paradise 6
I wanted to try to use at least one template from each of March's featured sets (Cascade Trails, Mini Paisley Place, Floral and Tiny Wildflower) on this layout just to show how well they all worked together. And I wanted to show that the mini (8") templates can be used on 12" layouts. Did I succeed? I'll leave that answer up to you! ;)
Here are a few close ups of my 2 page 12x12 layout:
(And please excuse the messy stitching on my layout- my sewing machine decided to have a hissy fit and I ended up with the most uneven stitches EVER!! Or maybe they add character....?)
Can I just say (for the 234,049,029,996th time!) how much I love my Kiwi Lane Templates and how easy they make my scrapbook pages! I was able to plan out this layout and finish it within two hours- and that was WITH kiddos running around, taking time out to rotate loads of laundry, waiting for ink to dry AND trying to sew with a persnickety machine! Seriously, I'm all for simplifying, and that is exactly what the templates do for me!
That's it from me today... don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win a gift code for the Kiwi Lane Shop. You have until 11:59 pm MST on Sunday March 3, 2013 to enter to win.
Next up is Neela Nalam's blog.
**Did you know that I have a little "bonus" giveaway on my blog?? Go HERE for details!**