Friday, February 1, 2013

The first time I saw Kiwi Lane Designs I thought that their layouts were super cute. I am an advanced scrapbooker who teaches classes so why would I want to use their templates. 
Let me tell you what I found out. 
First, I had never used 5 different patterned papers before on a single layout. I might have used a couple along with Bobunny dot paper to add color but never that many patterns at the same time. 
Second, I found that I can scrap pages faster knowing what the end results would be. It gives me greater freedom to add embellishments and play with beautiful results. 
Third I was able to go back to some of my personal stash of paper which I was going to sell, and look at it in a whole new way.
So when Kiwi had a design team call I answered. I am so honored that they asked me to be their guest designer in February.  I have been busting at the seams with excitement! They asked me to use their Sweetheart Templates which was perfect with Valentines Day around the corner!
I started creating a layout with Basic Grey Kissing Booth collection.  I used the awesome  Sweetheart Templates as well as Paisley Lane 1 & 2, and scallop boarder from Kiwi Lane Designs. I loved the colors because it wasn't just the typical red you would expect for Valentines Day, and the templates were perfect for what I was looking to achieve. One thing I found out that might be helpful. Don't mix two different brands of Lacquer, they react badly. 

On the second layout I used Authentique’s new Lovely collection and of course the Sweetheart templates. I incorporated a lot of the stickers from the Lovely collection as well as using the hearts and arrows from the Sweetheart Templates. I traced the brackets and with a ruler made the bracket longer for this layout. I am waiting for my son’s Valentine’s Day party at school to add pictures. At least that's my excuse and I am sticking with it. My New Years resolution is to get pictures on all 60 layouts I have with no pictures.

So here’s my exciting deal. Go on a blog hop, get great ideas. If you leave a comment I will be giving away one sweetheart templates for you to give Kiwi Lane Designs a try. Be forewarned, once you try them you will be hooked!   Also a random winner will be picked from  ONE  of the 13 blogs (including the Kiwi Lane blog), and will be given a $25 gift certificate to the  Kiwi Lane Design Shop, just for leaving a comment! So go hopping and have a great time!

1     1.  Kiwi Lane
       2. Cathryn Hanson
4     4. Rebecca Keppel
       5. Melissa Dehne
6     6. Jessica Arrant
7     7. Charissa Miller
8     8. Sherri Thompson
9     9. Kristy MacKeen
1    11. Roselyn Riley
1    12.Lisa Anderson (You are hereJ)
1    13. Leslie Prinkki


Thursday, January 17, 2013

PhotobucketI am in love with Kiwi Lane Designs. I have been playing a lot with their templates and here are just a few of the layouts I have done recently:)