Friday, February 1, 2013

Kiwi Lane February Blog Hop


 Welcome! Welcome! Welcome!  Thanks for joining me today for the Kiwi Lane Designs February Blog Hop. I am so excited to have you here! I just want to start out by professing my love for Kiwi Lane Templates. That's right, I love them. My name is Staci and I am a KLD Template addict. If you are visiting me today, you are either already a KLD addict, or soon will be. :) I love the ease, quickness and versatility of the templates. I love being able to lay them all out and design my own page. The templates make layout design so easy. For my layout, I pulled out my Clara Lane, 12 inch strip, and Sweetheart templates.  I grabbed some black paper and my pics to lay out my design. I used the back side of my pictures to design placement because I didn't have the Photo Set. (I have the Photo Set now and let me just say that it is wonderful. I highly recommend it.)


After it was all laid out, I grabbed a pair of scissors and Authentique's Carefree collection and got to work. Before using the templates, my 2-pagers would take forever. Laying everything out makes doing a 2-pager so much easier and faster. After getting it all designed, I was able to get it cut, inked, glued and finished within the hour. For me, that's pretty fast.




Templates Used:
  12 inch strips- 1 inch
  Clara Lane 1 a&b,2 a&b, 3 a&b
  Sweetheart 1, 3, 4, 3T, 4T

Other Supplies:
  Authentique "Carefree"
  American Crafts Thickers and Ribbon
  Doodlebug Jewels
  Colorbox Ink- Charcoal


Are you sold on the Kiwi Templates yet? Come on, you know you want some. :) For a chance to win a $25 gift code to the Kiwi Lane Shop, be sure to leave a comment on each of the 13 blog posts. One lucky winner will be chosen from the comments. If you just can't wait to get your hands on some, just head over to the shop and take a look. You won't regret it. If you still aren't sold yet, keep hopping along and check out more wonderful ideas.

4. Rebecca Keppel http://www.myclutteredcorner.com/ <-- Next stop
7. Charissa Miller http://www.akihasmommascraps.com 

Thanks again for visiting me today! Be sure to follow my blog using Google Friend Connect. I am giving a wonderful prize package away (including some Kiwi Lane Templates) as soon as I reach 50 followers. Have a great day!

73 comments:

  1. You've gotten me excited about pulling out my templates again.

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  2. I think I need to order some of these templates. Thanks for encouraging me. hee!

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  3. Great lo! Hopping on, Have a great day!

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  4. Love it girl! Makes me feel like I'm in Hawaii or something. Well done!

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  5. Oh these templates are wonderful! love your layout and I am a new follower! have a wonderful day!

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  6. Nice work as always, Staci! Love your layout, so ready for spring! I'm a follower of your blog.

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  7. You rocked this 2-pager girl. Fabulous feature of the Kiwi templates. So nice participating in this hop with you!

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  8. Staci! Lovely page as always. And I totally agree, using the templates to frame out the page in advance speeds things way way up.

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  9. Such a gorgeous page. I love how you illustrated how you lay out your pages before hand.

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  10. What a cute page! I like how you put your embellishments in the middle to "travel" across the pages.

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  11. Aren't 2 page layouts fun with KLD templates?

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  12. Fantabulous layout!! (And that IS a word because my spell check didn't highlight it... who knew?)

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  13. Love your page. I am a huge fan of red in scrapbooking and I love the kiwi lane templates so you had the perfect combination.

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  14. Staci, this layout is beautiful. I love the popping colors.

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  15. Love the flowers, how did you get the edges to curl up like that?

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    1. Thanks Linda. I used a petal roller To roll the edges.

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  16. just beautiful! love the row of flowers.

    Darlene desaucier at bellsouth dot net

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  17. Beautiful! Great job on the HOP!

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  18. Cute stuff! I LOVE my templates too! -And the Photo Templates. I tried to fool myself that I didn't need them but once Shiloh forces them on me ;) I couldn't believe I had been holding out!

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  19. Hi. My name is Mame, and I am also a Kiwi Lane template addict. It has been at least 10 days since I scraped my last page use my templates. I love the little flowers on your pages! I don't own that template, yet. Looks like I will be shopping today!

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  20. beautiful LO!! i may just have to scraplift it :)

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  21. Thank you for posting both the template layout as well as the results! :)

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  22. I know I am going to be a Kiwi Lane addict after this Blog Hop!!! Especially after seeing this happy LO!!!! It's so full of fun and beautiful color!! I just love it Staci!!!!

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  23. Great LO Staci !!! I'm already a follower.

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  24. Thanks for sharing your layout!!!What gorgeous little ones you have.

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  25. What a great use of templates.

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  26. Great L/O. I love the flowers. Thanks for sharing great photos as well

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  27. I love your layout. I love the use of my favorite color, coral and I esp. love the way you use a ton of photos on your layout!
    Blessing,
    Valerie

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  28. I really like your layout. Can't wait to start using my new templates.

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  29. Gorgeous layout! And love seeing your process...

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  30. What a bright and colorful layout. TFS!

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  31. Hi Staci, I love the technique you used to make your flowers...how cute!!! I too love the kiwi lane designs, however, I don't have any of their templates yet...I am saving up!! I just started my blog this week and would love it if you would come and follow my blog too. I am blogging on my new love of making cards, but I am a scrapbooker at heart, with 5 boys...got love it!!!! Have a wonderful weekend reading all your lovely comments.

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  32. anyone who can get 8 photos on a two page spread is a gal after my own heart. Too cute!

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  33. Seriously stunning, Staci! Love those embellishments and the photos are just amazing!

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  34. Beautiful! Love how it all flows together!

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  35. Wonderful layout - and I love the crimped flowers!!!

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  36. I love how you used a lot of photos on your layout. Its so hard to design a great layout with lots of photos, you did a great job.

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  37. AMAZING layout, Staci! Those flowers are so cool and add to the happiness in the pictures.

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  38. This is so lovely. I love how you used so many photos and it is so fun to see your "plan" before you show us your layout. I love Kiwi Lane templates too!

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  39. Wow love the layout, new to Kiwi Lane but not for long
    thanks

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  40. Staci, Beautiful layouts and pictures! You make this look SO easy. I am just starting with Kiwi Lane Designs and I look forward to watching for more of your layouts! Good Job!
    http://joaniespaperescape.blogspot.com/

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  41. I don't use orange very much in my layouts, but this is so pretty. I will have to remember to pull out some orange paper for one of my outdoor layouts. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  42. like how you crumpled the flowers, will have to do that to add texture

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  43. I like that you showed the layout before and after.

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  44. love the layering of the flower templates

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  45. Wow! You laid this out perfectly.

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  46. I've never used templates before, I'm curious how they work. Looks great!

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  47. Loved how you layed out your templates on the black cardstock. Great idea!
    Became a follower!

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  48. I seriously need to try using some templates...I like seeing your planned layout before the final product :)

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  49. ooohhh... I have that paper too. Now I have some new ideas for what to do with it!

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  50. SHRIEK!!! When were you at the Peace Gardens? That better not have been recently! LOL. Love your creation. :)

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    1. I think it was around September of 2010. I am just a teensy bit behind on my scrapping. :)

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  51. Wow! I'm new to Kiwi lane and this looks like an easy way to create a layout!

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  52. I am already a fan of Kiwi Lane Design! Love you two page layout! I am now a follower of your blog!

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  53. Thanks for a two pager. They're my favorite

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  54. I just became follower #40. I love your 2-page layout and how you used the templates. Looks so easy. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  55. Wonderful 2 page layout. Love it!!!

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  56. Great layout Staci! Love that pretty row of flowers! Thanks for sharing with us!

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  57. Cute! I love how quick that was - it doesn't look like it was quick!

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  58. Wow you got a lot of pictures on there and still managed such a great 2 page LO. Great job.

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  59. Your layout is beautiful. I just purchased some templates nd the idea book. Your project is giving me the inspiration that I need to get started! Thanks so much for sharing your talents.

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  60. What a great LO Staci! Love all the photos and the color combination you chose. Was fun being in a hop with you! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  61. I love how you textured the flowers!

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  62. I love the flowers you used in your KLD layout!

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