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Friday, March 1, 2013

Kiwi Lane Blog Hop!


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:


5. Gail Owens (You are here)


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:

Flower Power
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.

Happy Scrapping!!

**Did you know that I have a little "bonus" giveaway on my blog?? Go HERE for details!**

                           

51 comments:

Pookie said...

I love the fact that you can scrapbook many more photos. I don't like designs that leave me with 2 to 3 pics and I have so many more to use. Nice page. also great time saver I have 3 girls and I know how it is to get anything done long less scrapbook. :)

kathi early said...

Ilove the templates! It is a lot less thinking about what to do but allows for a lot of creativity! I like how you distressed the edges and added texture; things i do not do enough! thanks for sharing

Valerie said...

Wow! Your layout is so amazing! I love the bright colors and the cascade trails templates are my favorite templates and I love how your used them in your layout! I am a new follower too! That Ribbon maker tool look really neat and I can totally see how it can be used hand in hand with these templates! ;) Valeire

Julie said...

I just love all the detail that they templates give you but don't take up so much room you can't include lots of pictures. I love your sewing on the layout.

Jan Cross said...

Love the use of the templates. Looks like the girls had a great time too.

Debbie said...

I also like how you can use the templates and make a layout faster. They are so much fun. I really like all of the flowers you used on this layout. Thank you for sharing.

mommamea’s Favorite Things said...

Love your pages. Cute pictures and awesome details.

Kristy P said...

Love the texture.

Marguerite Garcia said...

Love your use of all the templets together. That's my favorite part of Kiwi Lane products, the versatality.

carrie said...

Love the layers, Im big on 3D embellishing so your layered flowers are right up my alley! Thanks for the great idea.

Cindy D said...

I never thought about using so many templates on one layout!! I love it. Nice work. Thanks for sharing

Kristy said...

Your layout is soooo stunning girl! You always so such a fantastic job. Thanks for playing!

Deanna said...

I love the way you use the templates. All your pages are awesome!!!!

Lois said...

I like the use of multiple templates. Great pages.

Anonymous said...

I love your layouts and how you add demension to your pages. always a favorite of mine.

Susan said...

as stated from the comment above I love your layouts and for some reason it did not print my Name
'Susan

Mistylynn said...

Love the layering of the flowers!

Jessica said...

Those 3D flowers are to die for, you really knocked this layout out of the park! WTS (that's way to scrap in case you didn't know)

Kari Meier said...

Stitching is ADORABLE! Beautiful layouts!

Jen C. said...

Such a cute layout! Love the colors.

terylswife said...

cute page - I especially love the layered flower, made from different textures. Great work!

mariangel said...

beautiful layout

Mandy Rogers said...

Very cute page!!!! I love the flowers!!!!

Lori said...

Nice to see you use the 8" templates for a larger format, thanks for the idea

Stephanie U said...

Love your layered flowers and how you put the strip over the one. Great ideas!

a1983alaskan said...

Love the stitching! Great project. Thanks for sharing :-)

DeniseP said...

I love your paper distressing! I need to practice that since mine never turns out how I imagine. Such a great technique! Thanks for sharing!

scrappifyable said...

OMG I am loving your two-page layout. I need to start sewing on my pages...i am in love w/ that look.

Roseanna C said...

great layout so eyecatching
thanks

Amy said...

Great layout and a good way to show off so many templates!

Sue Kachnic said...

I love the combinations of templates and papers. Two of my favorite companies.

Anonymous said...

Nice layout. I think it came together very well!

ssnuce said...

What a fun layout! Thanks for doing a 2-pager!

Debbie Fitzpatrick said...

I am new to the Kiwi Lane products and I am thrilled to have the chance to see all these wonderful blogs. I mostly to 2 page layouts so I find this layout quite useful. I love the way the whole thing flows!

Donna said...

What an AWESOME layout! love the colours, the templates used and the stitching!

bonnie said...

Super cute LO for a girl, love all the layered flowers.

Venetia Holbrook said...

I love the templates you chose.

Kristi Kirk said...

Wow! All these amazing projects! Love your work!

kassandra16 said...

love how you distressed the flowers!

Wendy said...

I love the multiphoto layout. rare to see a designer do this.

sue said...

wow love your work I esp love the flowers on your layout

Natalie S said...

I struggle with two-page layouts anymore, so I am so happy to see what you've created here. Love the choice of colors, the distressed edges and your overall design.

Staci said...

Love, love, love this layout! It totally brightened this dreary day we are having! Those flowers are darling!

Jessica L. said...

Great layout!

SandraOinTX said...

cuteness!

Marisa T. said...

You did a great job showing you can use the minis on a 12 in layout. I do that all the time. I think the sewing adds character

Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More said...

Adorable!!! I love all the elements and the color scheme you used!
Staci
staci412(at)optonline dot net

Claudia said...

Love how you stitched on the lYout! Beautiful work!

TX, Romance said...

I love your ideas...I can't get this blog site to post my comment.

Slyn11 said...

The stitches add character. Such a cute layout with so much movement and texture.

Audra Ciasullo said...

I like the different textures you used.