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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

ITI Winner and Blog Hop Winner Re-draw

I have a couple of things to announce today and they are both winners!  The first one is the winner of the Kiwi Lane Halloween Templates:


Congrats Tina!!  Please email me your mailing address and I'll get those sent off to you right away! (glo_owens (at) msn (dot) com)

And the winner of a set of templates from Kiwi Lane's October Blog hop never claimed their prize, so it's time to pick another winner... and that is:

Blogger Brat said...
Gorgeous art! I love the first card. :) I love flowers and the texture you've created on this card.
October 4, 2013 at 4:09 PM
Congrats Brat!  You have two weeks from today to contact me so I can provide a short list of template sets to choose from.  Please email me at glo_owens (at) msn (dot) com.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Scrapping!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Ideas to Inspire for Kiwi Lane Designs and a Giveaway!

Hello everybody! I’m here today with a mini album done with Pebbles’ Thirty One collection and a few of this month’s featured Kiwi Lane Templates.  

This album has lots of different shapes and sizes of pages and probably looks a little intimidating to make, but not with the templates!  (Don’t you just love them?!)  Here’s how you start:

Lay out your photo templates with the largest one at the back of the album and smallest on top, lining up the left edges where you will bind your book.  To give you an idea of the sizes of the pages, the front page is 3x3 and the back page is 5x7.  Then add your shapes at the edges of the photo templates.   Use removable adhesive, like washi tape or removable glue dots, to adhere the shapes templates to the photo templates so they stay together.

Pull the layers apart.  They should look something like the photo below:

Trace the templates onto heavy cardstock or lightweight chipboard.  I recycled file folders for my mini album.  And I numbered my pages to help me keep them in order.  This is what it should look like:

Start covering your pages, adding photos and memorabilia, journaling and embellishments, starting with the larger pages and working towards the smaller ones.  Use ink on the edges of everything to add shadow and dimension without more layers.  Here are the finished pages: 

I wanted a little bit of interaction in my book, so the back page has a flap that folds over the page.  It just adds a little more detail and a little more fun to the book.

I had so much fun making this album about the “Chem-mystery of Halloween.”  And the papers and stickers from Pebbles’ Thirty One collection were the perfect backdrop!!  

Now for some fun- would you like a chance to win your own set of Kiwi Lane Halloween templates?  And really, who wouldn’t?!  Just leave a comment on this blog post letting me know what kinds of projects you like to see using the templates.  Get a bonus entry for becoming a follower of my blog and leaving me a separate comment letting me know  (or letting me know you are already a follower).  Sounds good, yes?  I thought so! ;)  You have until this Monday, October 21st 2013 at 11:59 MST to leave your comments and be entered to win.  I’ll draw a random winner the next day and announce the winner  right here on my blog.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

Templates used:
Mini Aspen 1B, 2A, 2B, 3A
Tiny Hoiday 2T, 4T, 5T
Halloween 4, 2
Tiny Nature 4T
Photos and Mini Photos

Supplies:  cardstock (Provo Craft, Teresa Collins, We R Memory Keepers, DCWV); file folders (office supply); patterned paper (Pebbles/American Crafts); stickers (Pebbles); ribbon (SEI, Pebbles, Lil Davis Designs, craft supply); ink (Colorbox); brad (SEI); glitter glue (American Crafts, Ranger); epoxy dots (Teresa Collins); die cutting machine and embossing folders (Cuttlebug by Provo Craft); clear pocket (3L Adhesives); tiny bag (Whisker Graphics); wire (Provo Craft); twine (LilyBelle's Paperie on Etsy, Creative Impressions)

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

October Blog Hop Winner!!

Winner Winner, Chicken Dinner!!  The random winner of a set of Kiwi Lane Designs Templates is :

Blogger Emmie said...
love the pink and green. I have all the borders and just a couple of the accessories. I don't do very many cards...don't like giving away my work! hahahaha

Emmie- Please email me at glo(underscore)owens(at)msn(dot)com and I'll give you a list of a few sets to choose from.  You have two weeks from today to contact me, otherwise a different winner will be chosen.  I'll be waiting to hear from you!
Thanks for stopping by and Happy Scrapping!

Friday, October 4, 2013

October Blog Hop for Kiwi Lane

Welcome Kiwi Lane Blog Hoppers!  You should be hopping over from Michelle's blog.  If you came here any other way, I highly suggest you head back to Kiwi Lane's blog and start from the beginning so you don't miss any of the crafty goodness!  Don't forget to comment along the way because one lucky commenter from one of the participating blogs will win a $25 gift code to the Kiwi Lane Shop.  Here's the line-up in case you get lost along the way:

  1. Kiwi Lane
  2. La-Vie Borde-Perry 
  3. Lyne Schnable-Blodgett 
  4. Jennifer Budge 
  5. MekaMatthews
  6. JeNn Nicholes 
  7. Joan Holmes Leitch
  8. Michelle King Beaudry
  9. Gail Owens  (You are HERE)

So not only is it Kiwi Lane's Blog Hop this weekend, but Saturday is World Card Making Day.  (click this link for some more fun with Kiwi Lane for WCD!)  This is the event that kicks off the season of cardmaking for the holidays.  But, instead of holiday cards, I have a few cards to share with you that show how dimension can be added to cards made with the Kiwi Lane Templates.  Here's what my cards looked like after I "Framed" them:
The first card I made was the simplest one and was the top right card:
Supplies:  paper (Authentique); card stock (Georgia Pacific); stamps (Technique Tuesday); ink (Ranger, American Crafts, ColorBox); punch (Marvy Uchida); resin flower (Making Memories)

Templates:  Sentiments 2B, Adorn 1B, Tiny Wildflower 3T, Tiny Brackets 1T, Tiny Accents 2T

This card is quite easy and really quick to make- simply trace, cut and ink all the pieces according to the "Framed" design.  Stamp your sentiment on the Tiny Bracket. Punch out a flower, curl the petals around a pencil to add some dimension, adhere it to the card and add a resin flower center.  Here's a better  view of the curled flower petals:
My next card was a little bit higher on the difficulty level, but still pretty darn easy:
Supplies: cardstock (Georgia Pacific); patterned paper (3 Bugs in a Rug); brad (We R Memory Keepers); pearls (Doodlebug); stamp (7 Gypsies); ink (Ranger); pen (Uniball Signo); punch (Martha Stewart)

Templates used: Tiny Tags 7T, Tiny Accents 1T, Tiny Holiday 7T, Paradise 4

I used the small poinsettia to do a double layer of leaves under the flower.  I used a white ball point pen to outline a few of my shapes to add definition to the layers.  And I bent the four layers of the flower to add dimension without having to add anything between the layers.  Here's what it looks like from the side:

My third card was a little bit more involved to make, but still super easy using the templates:
Supplies: cardstock (The Paper Company); patterned paper (3 Bugs in a Rug); letter stickers (Echo Park); twine (Owl Supply on Etsy); glitter glue (American Crafts); sequins (Making Memories); moon (craft supply); rhinestone star (Teresa Collins); pen (Staedlter); ink (Ranger)

Templates used: Sentiments 3A, Adventure 1 & 2, Card Strips 1/2" & 1"

For this card, the layers of templates are simple.  But, to add more depth, I added foam adhesive to the star shape.  And I added the sequins, rhinestones and glitter glue for some detail.  To top everything off, I did a hand written sentiment (you could add a stamp if you'd rather).  This card was a bit more labor intensive than the previous ones, and took more time, but only because I had to wait for the glitter glue to dry.  The actual cutting and inking was easy!  Here's a closer look from the side:

My last card is the most labor intensive of the day:
Supplies: cardstock (Georgia Pacific); patterned paper (My Mind's Eye); twine (LilyBelle's Paperie on Etsy); brads (My Mind's Eye); pearls (Making Memories and Doodlebug); jewel (Doodlebug); vellum (Provo Craft); stamp (Heidi Grace Designs); ink (Ranger, Colorbox); pens (Uniball Signo, Staedtler)

Templates used:  Adorn 3A, Tiny Tags 1T & 6T, Tiny Nature 2T

This card really is fairly self explanatory- all you do is trace, cut and ink the pieces using your Kiwi Lane Templates.  The details make this card!  I used a black pen and a white pen to go around the pieces, adding dimension and detail. And I added a vellum butterfly that I also drew some detail on.  Here's a closer look at that detail:

Whew!! That was a marathon post!  I hope you enjoyed seeing my cards and I really hope it inspires you to go and create your own cards using Kiwi Lane Designs Templates!

Don't forget to leave a comment on my blog (and all the blogs along the hop) for your chance to win a $25 gift code to the Kiwi Lane shop.  One lucky commenter will be chosen from one of the participating blogs and announced on the Kiwi Lane blog on Thursday, October 10th.  You have until 11:59 pm MST on Sunday, October 6th, 2013 to comment.

I think, since you made it through that super long post (and the rest of the blog hop), you deserve a chance to win something nice from me- don't you?  Leave a comment on my blog letting me know which card was your favorite and I'll have my own little drawing for a set of templates... I may even let the winner choose the set they want. ;)  You have until Sunday, October 6th at 11:59 pm MST to comment and the winner will be announced here on my blog on Tuesday, October 7th, 2013

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Scrapping!