Friday, February 1, 2013

Kiwi Lane Designs Blog Hop

Good morning friends, and welcome to my first ever Kiwi Lane Designs blog hop.

If you've arrived here from Kristy's blog, then you're on the right track.  If you have no idea what I'm talking about, and want to get in on the fun, then I suggest you maximize your daily does of scrapbooking inspiration and start here, at the Kiwi Lane blog.

As a scrapper who likes to use a lot of bits and pieces, and add a lot of dimension to my layouts I was unsure if Kiwi Lane Designer templates would be for me.  When I received my package of goodies, however, I knew these little gems would be easy to assimilate into my scrapbooking.

I worked with the Tiny Accent package for this hop.

I chose the star template to take centre stage on my layout.  I really wanted to give it a work out and chose to create my own patterned paper by tracing and cutting out the shape all over the bottom half of the page, and backing the holes with co-ordinating patterned papers.

This is what I ended up with.

I love masking, and decided to give you a peek of what it would look like if I used the template to do that too.  I decided to keep my template clean (you'll see why later), so I traced out some shapes on scrap paper, and used them instead.

Here is what the masking looked like after adding the alphabet title.

Once I had everything all together I decided that the stars needed just a tad more definition.  To achieve the look I was after, I used my sewing machine to stitch around each star with dark grey thread.
My completed layout. Featuring our family Poodle Wilson, two of the Tiny Accent shapes, My Mind's Eye papers, and a variety of embellishments from my stash.

Visiting, and commenting on each blog will leave you with loads of inspiration.  These ladies really knocked it out of the park for you this hop.  You may also find some great give aways along the way, and one lucky participant among all the blogs will win a $25 gift certificate to the Kiwi Lane store.  I also have a little something to offer one of my lucky readers today.  You could win yourself your very own Tiny Accessories set.  Simple become my newest follower, and leave a comment here telling me you've done so, and this great little set could be on it's way to you very soon.  In the spirit of "the month of love" I'll even throw in some brand new Chic Tags goodness for you.  The fabulous Love Notes collection boasts some super cute tags for all your Valentine's Day scrapbook needs.
You have until Sunday at 11:59 MST to leave your comments and be entered into the draw here and on the Kiwi Lane Designs blog.  The Kiwi Lane winner will be announced on their blog on Wednesday.  My winner will be announced right here on my blog the same day.  Good luck!
Thanks for hopping with me today.  Your next stop will be Roselyn.

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66 comments:

Christy said...

Love the masking idea!

Rose Ann said...

beautiful inspiration. love the doggy. I joined your following.
Hopping on, Have a great day!

Kristy said...

You truly rock my world. You are the next *it* girl. Just remember me when you're big stuff. xoxo

Tonda & Lana said...

Loved the layout!!! Inspired me!!!

Janie

Buffy Esser said...

Oh Sherri what a cute layout.....I loved the masking! I was already a follower, btw I had no idea there were templates like these...thank you for the heads up! have a wonderful day!

lakesidekb said...

Great layout! Love the stars! I signed up for your blog! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!! : )

powerscrapper said...

Great layout and I love the technique!

Jessica said...

I can't wait to lift this one, and I assure you it will happen!

Jen C. said...

Love your layout! Truly wonderful work.

Erica Bass said...

Such amazing details on your page! I'm a new follower.

Linda Gallacher said...

Love the use of the multiple stars. Thanks

Julie said...

I love all these ideas! I am going to have to order these things! Thanks.

Audra Ciasullo said...

I am totally following!! I love the way you used the templates in such an "outside the box" way. I can't wait to try them. Thanks so much!

Gail said...

Oh, so cute!! I love using the negative space from the template with the different papers behind AND the masking on the same layout.

Julie Koets said...

Beautiful work! I love the background paper idea!

Jodi said...

Your designs are amazing. I loved the masking idea I definitely want to give it a try. I feel so inspired so thank you.

Donna said...

Loved the masking idea. I joined your blog. :)

Darlene said...

Wow! Your layout is amazing! TFS

Darlene
desaucier at bellsouth dot net

Lanette said...

great job on the hop! Beautiful as always!

Shawna K said...

Over the top ADORABLE!

Nicole said...

Love this idea! Great layout!

kassandra16 said...

what a great idea!! loved it!

Mame said...

The mini templates are a must buy! Didn't think I would like mini's......but your ideas are wonderful.

Lisa said...

Oh my goodness - this is great!

Cathryn said...

Wow wow wow!!!!! Love this lo!!! The colors and the misting are amazing........not to mention that adorable little pooch in the photo!!!
Very happy to be following your blog!!!

Karen D said...

What an inspiration, cool way to use up the scraps. Thanks for sharing.

Pat said...

Love the layout. I am following your blog

Mrs.Flaherty said...

I am following your blog! Love it!!! Hope to win!!

Nora Price said...

Inspired!

Emily V said...

Love the masking..gotta try it!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is GORGEOUS!! I loveeeeeeeee those colors and love love love all those stars!!!!

Rhonda said...

I love the masking and the cute doggy looks like my Lexie. I am new to your blog and cannot wait to see future projects.

Beth Holley said...

I'm new to masking. Cute idea. Will have to try it. Thanks for sharing - very creative.

Valerie said...

Your layout is amazing and How on earth did you cut out all those stars so perfectly? LOVE!
Blessings,
Valerie Martin
P.S. I am a follower. :)

aworkofheart said...

I love the way you used the star in such a different and creative way. And then to top it off you used your sewing machine. I always like to find ways to incorporate sewing and scrap booking. So thank you for that!!!

Bobbie Poppleton said...

My brain would never have seen the use for the star template that your genius did. Love the background paper and the masking both. Thanks for the creative nudge.

Van Nguyen said...

What a creative use of the templates!!! LOVE!

The Kelly's said...

Beautiful! I love seeing how used the template to spray ink. So clever!!!! Thank you for sharing!

carrie said...

I really love the way you backed your paper with contrasting paper on the bottom of your layout. Very Creative!! I happy to be a new follower of your blog. Looking forward to great inspiration in the future. Happy Scrappin' Carrie

Cat Craig said...

Such a sweetie, great page for that face.

Dawn McDowell said...

Love how you made the openings on the paper and the misting is fabulous. Thanks

Cristine said...

I love the masking and background ideas you came up with! The resulting layout is fantastic! I am a new follower!

Roseanna C said...

Hi I just became a follower
I have got to try using the sewing machine in my scrapbooking thanks for the inspiration

jackie rowland said...

that looks like a lot of work went into it, i love the idea of masking, great layout

northwoods2 said...

Love what you did with the little bits

Cyndee K. said...

Such a sweet layout! Love the multiple uses of the stars.

Marisa T. said...

Very cool idea for the templates. I am a new follower and can't wait to see more of your projects.

scrappifyable said...

great layout...and wow the patience to sew each star! New follower!

Stephanie U said...

What a cool way to use those templates Sherri! I love it :)

Mommy in Wonderland said...

I'm a new follower! Love the different fonts! The whole thing looks great, sewing machine? Wow!

Jessica L. said...

I'm a new follower! Love the stars!

Giddy Michelle said...

just became a follower...love the stars and how you used them

Michelle M said...

I REALLY like this layout. You are very creative. I need to work on using these techniques more. Thanks for the inspiration.

Linda Henderson said...

Love it!

Charity said...

LOVE your blog! what fun. I'm now a follower. And that star layout really has my heart! :)

Jan Cross said...

Love the idea of masking. Cute dog

Kendra K said...

Cute layout! I became your new follower (at least I hope it worked!)

Lisa Hopwood said...

So, so cute! Tiney Accents is one set that I don't have. If I don't win it, I'm gonna have to buy it! I've joined your blog and love your ideas!

Staci said...

Tiny accents is one of my fave sets and I love, love love, the gorgeous page you made!

SandiB said...

I just became a follower of your blog. Your layout is fabulous. Thanks for the sharing and the chance to win.

ajmaluck said...

Wonderful layout. Thanks for sharing.

Amy said...

Wow! Love your use of the star template - gorgeous! And, I am now your newest follower! Thanks for sharing your lovely project with us- love that stitching by the way!

Mel- said...

Wow - lots of work but very cute.

a1983alaskan said...

Awwww--- ANY layout with a doggie on it is a winner :-) Love the idea of using all the stars :-)

Robyn said...

so cute and what a cute doggie. I might have to lift this lo using hearts.

scrapsofmine said...

What an adorable LO! I too do the same thing with my templates when using them as a mask! There are so many fun things you can do with KLD template. Thanks for Hopping with us, it was fun getting to know you better!