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 http://kiwilane.com/here/blog/
       2. Cathryn Hanson http://www.catscrapcreations.blogspot.ca
4     4. Rebecca Keppel http://www.myclutteredcorner.com/
       5. Melissa Dehne http://abitofscrappygoodness.blogspot.com/
6     6. Jessica Arrant http://errantscraps.blogspot.com
7     7. Charissa Miller http://www.akihasmommascraps.com
8     8. Sherri Thompson http://www.sherrithompson.blogspot.com
9     9. Kristy MacKeen http://www.mamasanity.blogspot.com
1    11. Roselyn Riley http://prettylittlepackages.blogspot.com/
1    12.Lisa Anderson (You are hereJ) http://scrappingobsession.blogspot.com
1    13. Leslie Prinkki http://www.scrapsofmine.blogspot.com

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61 comments:

  1. As soon as I go through all these blogs, I'm grabbing my templates and going to work. Love your ideas!

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  2. Nice works! Hopping on, Have a great day!

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  3. Thank you so much for participating! It was great having you on our hop!

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  4. Wow, you certainly can use those templates, way to showcase them here. So nice to have joined up with you for this hop.

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  5. Oh wow what wonderful pages you've made!

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  6. wow! what pretty pages. It's been so fun to meet you through the hop.

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  7. Such pretty pages! Love the layers.

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  8. love the layouts, can hardly wait to view more - and it's nice to know I'm not the only one with picture-less layouts to complete

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  9. I can't wait to get some of these...all these ideas are inspiring me to get scrapping!

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  10. I love the paper you used on both layouts. I am a paper-holic. These have inspired me to dig through my stash and get to work. Thanks.

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  11. Great layouts! Your layers are beautiful!

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  12. Great job! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  13. Great page idea and also great timing.

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  14. Love the lo's! And I peeked below at your other Kiwi lo's! Beautiful! thanks fore the inspiration!

    Darlene
    desaucier at bellsouth dot net

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  15. I am right there with you on how quick you put a layout together with the templates. I also LOVE that I am not afraid to use pattern paper anymore. Used to be I would use one or two small pieces with a lot of solid card stock. NOT ANY MORE!

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  16. Love the first layout with a black background. I never think of using black when I assemble my 5 different patterns to use with my templates.

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  17. I love ALL of your designs!!!

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  18. Beautiful 2 page LO!!!! Thanks for sharing!! I'm a new follower of your blog!!!

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  19. Love your layouts. Thanks for the tip about the lacquer.

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  20. These valentine layouts are so gorgeous...yet completely different...I love your use of multiple patterns...BRAVE!!

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  21. Love your work! Thanks for sharing!

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  22. Absolutely love this layout! Great Paper!

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  23. loving your layouts and thank you for sharing.. Beautiful

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  24. My favorites, Basic Grey, Authentique and Kiwi Templates. Love these layouts. Will definitely scraplift these ideas. Very creative.

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  25. Your layouts are simply "delicious!" May have to scraflift it! ;)
    Blessings,
    Valerie Martin

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  26. Really cute layouts and an adorable son. I read your profile and LAUGHED OUT LOUD over your comment about a prenuptual to protect the albums. That is crucial, don't you think?

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  27. I love the fact that you have been scrap booking for so long and yet found some new ideas with these templates. I still don't have any yet, and would love to try them. I am so impressed with everything I have seen. I am a fairly new scrapbooking and have so much to learn. The kiwi lane designs seem to make scrap booking seem so easy and a lot less overwhelming. I just love the pages you did, they are exquisite. Just so full of richness. I wish you lived near to me I would come to classes with you!

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  28. Such a beautiful layout!!!! I love the valentine ideas!!! Thank you for sharing!

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  29. Glad to see Im not the only scrapper that makes layouts without adding pictures. Sometimes I get paper or kits I just love but dont know what pics to add yet. Great Job!

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  30. I love both your layouts so much. The colors are perfect and the templates are always so fun.

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  31. Your layouts both turned out great!

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  32. thanks for the inspiration, I'm new to Kiwi Lane and your layout show me why I need to start using their templates.

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  33. I love your layouts.... I can't wait to start playing with my Kiwi Lane templates and hope my outcome is as good as yours! Good job!
    http://joaniespaperescape.blogspot.com/

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  34. i love this, and KiwiLane templates makes it really really easy to mix a lot of patterned papers together we wouldn't otherwise mix. thanks for sharing

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  35. Love the Valentine's page using Authentique, I love that paper

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  36. I love the colors of these layouts.

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  37. the rich colors of this layout are gorgeous

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  38. Love where you put the layers of borders.

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  39. I'm a new follower and I'm excited to get inspiration from you, you are incredibly talented!

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  40. So old dogs can learn new tricks? Good news!

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  41. fabulous work...even if the pictures aren't there yet! :)

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  42. Both your layouts are seriously awesome! I love them both!

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  43. Love your layouts. Thanks for sharing them and the chance to win.

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  44. Fabulout layout. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  45. Great layout. Love the colors.

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  46. very pretty. i love the photo matts. so cute

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  47. Great use of all the templates! Thanks for Hopping with us!

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  48. What amazing layouts you have done using these templates! I need to get scrapping!

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