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Friday, August 22, 2014

Kiwi Lane's August Blog Hop!!

Wahoo! It's blog hop time!  You should have hopped over from Charity's blog, but if you happened to wander over from somewhere else, I highly recommend that you scurry on back to the beginning of this Kiwi Lane blog hop!  There's lots of fun to be had, a few prizes along the way and some awesome inspiration you won't want to miss!  If you happen to get lost along the way, here's the entire line-up:


2. Barb 
3. Alicia 
4. Charity 
5. Gail (You are HERE!!)
6. Connie Wallenbrock  (Go HERE next!!)
7. Brittany 

Make sure you comment at every stop along the way- you'll be entered to win a $25 for the Kiwi Lane Shop (Yippee!!).  You have until 11:59 pm MDT Sunday August 24, 2014, to leave your comments.  One random commenter will be picked from one of the blogs on the hop.  The winner will be announced on the Kiwi Lane Blog on Monday, August 25th.  And there might be another little prize given away on this blog, too.  You'll just have to read all the way through to find out... :)

So, I always have a hard time picking a project to make for blog hops.  I feel like I need to show you some fun and new or exciting way to use the templates.  I was struggling to come up with something this time, so I started sorting through photos.  I found some that we took while visiting the Tracy Aviary in Salt Lake City a few years ago and it got my creativity going.  I decided to use my templates to create a wetlands scene, complete with birds.  You ready?  Here it is:
Supplies: cardstock (Bazzill, American Crafts, Provo Craft, DCWV, We R Memory Keepers); patterned paper (My Mind's Eye, Scenic Route, Imaginisce, American Crafts); alphabet stickers (American Crafts); enamel dots (My Mind's Eye); ink (Ranger); pen (Staedtler)

I'm so in love with those little birds!  I made them using the paisley and banner shapes in the Tiny Celebrate template set, and the wings were made using a leaf template from the Tiny Nature set.  I added black enamel dots for their eyes and drew some legs.  Cute, no?  I used the circles and ovals from the Tiny Shapes template set and the grass was done with the ice crystal shapes from the Winter and Tiny Holiday sets, along with a Tiny Wildflower template.  I used Martha Stewart fringe scissors to make the grass blades.  Here are some close ups of the birds:

And there you have it!  Don't forget to comment for a chance to win a $25 gift code to the Kiwi Lane Shop!

And as an added bonus, I'd like to giveaway a brand new pack of Tiny Celebrate templates (pictured above) to one lucky commenter on this blog.  Just make sure you tell me what the best part of your summer was (in your comment) to be eligible to win!  You can also follow my blog, if you'd like.  If you do, I'll give you a bonus entry in my giveaway- just tell me you are a new follower in your comment (or tell me that you're already a follower).  You have until 11:59 pm Sunday, August 24, 2014 to get your comment submitted.  I'll announce the winner here on my blog on Tuesday, August 26th.

Thanks for stopping by!  Head on over to Connie's blog to continue hopping!

Templates:
Tiny Celebrate 5T, 7T, 8T
Celebrate 5
Tiny Nature 1T
Tiny Wildflower 5T
Tiny Shapes 3T, 4T, 7T, 8T
Tiny Holiday 3T
Paisley Place 1A & 1B
Sunnybrook Lane 1A & 1B
Winter 1
Photos

34 comments:

Heather Comeaux said...

Love the layout!

Dawn McDowell said...

what a great way to use your templates in a new way! this is such a fun layout.

marylouh said...

Love this layout. It's bright and happy. The birds are darling. Love the grass. The embellishments are so fun.
thanks for sharing memories of a fun trip.

Laura Rurka said...

Very nice layout, I love the birds. The best part of my summer was attending the Manchester United vs Real Madrid soccer game at U of M with my son and our friends. Thanks for sharing with us.

klmow said...

The birds are adorable- never would have thought of it.

**********************Barb said...

Gorgeous and so creative!!!

kim said...

I am a new follower and new to Kiwi Lane. I have so fallen in love with this product. Thank you for sharing with us. Oh my favorite part of summer is watching my grand daughter play in her little pool

Kimberly Colson
k1i2m3@cox.net

Amy C. said...

I just love the sweet little birds you created with these templates! Great job on the layout. The best part of my summer was a family trip to the beach. Also, I'm following your blog. Thanks!

Cathy said...

I love how you used the templates to create the birds! I am a new follower of your blog, and the best part of my summer (so far) was a mission trip I took to Honduras! Great pictures to start scrapping!

Jennifer Budge said...

I have seen birds made using the Celebrate Paisley piece but this is the first seeing one made using the banner from the celebrate set. It looks awesome!!! Great idea!!! Love your work AS ALWAYS GAIL!!! :)

goffy28 said...

You have created one of my favorite things Natures creatures.
Love this layout I hope you don't mind me coping. Thanks got he idea love it

Linda Gallacher said...

Always looking for new ideas and you nailed it on the fun birds! How fun.

Jamie Rufo said...

I love love the fringe look to your leaves, and the birds are adorable! Nice pages.

cghundley said...

Oh how cute! Love
the way you created
the birds, I'll have
to scrap lift this!
Carla from Utah

Vickie said...

Love your LO. I like all the details.

My favorite time this summer was with my grandkids and family.

Kim creel said...

Love those birds can't wait to make them best part of my summer I went to my first scrapbook convention! I'm a new follower of your blog,love your pages.

Charlotte said...

Wow very creative!!!

sue k said...

Beautiful layouts, you are very creative. I'm a new follower and the best part of my summer has been the great motorcycle rides we have taken with the Brunch Bunch, we are all just a bunch of old fogies and I get some great pictures to scrap.

Sue
http://suek86401.blogspot.com/

Jessica Wilson said...

HOW FLIPPING CREATIVE!!! I'm LOVING your layout and how you made the birds!!! My favorite part of my summer so far has been spending time at my parents in their pool with my kiddo, hubby, parents, brother, sis in law, and new nephew!!! :)

bird said...

I love your layout!! And I am already a follower!!

Crafter said...

So creative!

Paula Steel said...

I love the birds!! Such a cute idea!! Thanks!!

bamafan said...

Love the birds! The best part of the summer was a week at Siesta Key Florida with the family--husband, children and spouses, grandchildren and my parents. I have become a follower.

Rhonda Miller said...

Oh my goodness, this is a fabulous layout. I just love how you used the templates to create the birds.

Sherry M said...

Love the birds ... So creative!

Meredith Spalding said...

I am following your blog. My best part of my summer was playing outside with my kids!! Love the birds!!!

beadgurl said...

I love this! And the birds are to die for :)

Sue D said...

Fabulous wetlands layout. Love the birds you created.
Best part of summer was the birth of my 6th grandchild.
I am a new follower.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Kate Rosloff said...

So creative to use the bits of paper to create the bird scene. Loved that you used the special scissors to cut the tops of the leaves.

phylliszimm said...

Love the birds, great layout!

Candi Crandall said...

I absolutely love this layout and how you used the templates beyond the ordinary. Fantastic!

Sherian said...

So stinkin cute. Love the birds and the flamingo is my fav. Great job.

tsmayol said...

So very, very cute!! What an amazing use of all the templates you used. The best part of my summer has been being able to spend my days with my son who starts kindergarten on Monday. I started following your blog. Looking forward to more great inspiration!

Natalie said...

Your creative ideas always knock my socks off! Love the tall skinny bird from the banner template. Your layout is fantastic!