Friday, May 02, 2014

Kiwi Lane May Blog Hop

Kiwi Lane Designs May Blog Hop

Hello everyone! I'm just thrilled to be a part of the Kiwi Lane Blog Hop this month. There are so many talented ladies bringing you inspiration today. And to celebrate, I have a fun giveaway for you! Read on to find out how to enter...

But that's not all -- Kiwi Lane also has a prize up for grabs for one random winner. You can enter by leaving a comment at every blog in the blog hop (including the Kiwi Lane blog). One random winner will win a $25 gift certificate to the Kiwi Lane shop! The winner will be announced on the Kiwi Lane blog on Thursday, May 8.

Here's the whole list of participating blogs...
  1. Kiwi Lane: http://kiwilane.com/here/blog/
  2. Lissa Mitchell: http://mightycrafty.blogspot.com/
  3. Leslie Prinkki: http://www.scrapsofmine.blogspot.com
  4. Connie Wallenbrock: http://conniecancrop.blogspot.com
  5. Sandi Pressley: http://lifeatthebeach51.blogspot.com/
  6. Christine Meyer: http://scrappingwithchristine.blogspot.com
  7. Alicia O'Bryant: http://goldengoddessdesigns.blogspot.com/
  8. Suzanne: http://scrapwithsuzy.blogspot.com
  9. Roselyn Riley: http://prettylittlepackages.blogspot.com/
  10. Arin Flinn: http://apieceoflifespie.com
And now for my project. I'm sure you know by now that the Kiwi Lane designer templates are one of my absolute essential scrapbooking tools -- I use them on almost every layout or project I create. And I was so happy to work with the Floral Accessory template set and the Tiny Bracket set this month! Here's what I created...

Beauty Is Everywhere layout for Kiwi Lane -- www.MightyCrafty.me

So soft and sweet -- I just love it. I used up a stash of My Mind's Eye papers that I've been hanging onto forever. They were just so beautiful and I haven't been able to cut into them. Luckily, the Kiwi Lane templates make that job easy since you get layer all those beautiful papers together.

I used these Kiwi Lane templates to create my page:
  • Tiny Bracket 4T
  • Floral 2, 3
  • Tiny Floral 1T, 2T
  • Clara Lane 2A, 3A, 3B
  • Strips 1", 1/2"
I started by creating a background mat with the Tiny Bracket 1T shape. I traced the bracket on each side at the 6" mark...

Bracket mat with Kiwi Lane templates -- www.MightyCrafty.me

Then, I connected the brackets with a straight line, using a border template.

Bracket mat with Kiwi Lane templates -- www.MightyCrafty.me

Then, I framed out my page with my templates, laying the background mat in place (I ended up rotating it in the final design, so that more of the brackets could be seen):

Bracket mat with Kiwi Lane templates -- www.MightyCrafty.me

Once I knew where everything was going to go, it was super easy to finally cut into those lovely papers. I just removed each template, traced and cut each piece, then inked them with Tim Holtz Frayed Burlap Distress Ink. I'm so happy to be finally using these amazing papers -- and clearing out my stash...

Beauty Is Everywhere layout for Kiwi Lane -- www.MightyCrafty.me

I made the ribbon flower with some ribbon from my stash and a Gluber. Love those Glubers for making custom embellishments!

Beauty Is Everywhere layout for Kiwi Lane -- www.MightyCrafty.me

Lovely paper layers...

Beauty Is Everywhere layout for Kiwi Lane -- www.MightyCrafty.me

So that's my project for this month's Kiwi Lane Blog Hop. Are you ready to head over to the next blog for more amazing Kiwi Lane inspiration? Before you go, be sure to enter to win my giveaway for your very own Kiwi Lane Tiny Bracket templates. To enter, just do one of these:
  • Subscribe to my blog (in the left nav) and leave a comment on this post telling me you're all signed up.
  • Like my Facebook page and leave me a quick post there telling me you did it.
I'll announce the random winner on May 8. Be sure to enter before midnight MST on May 7. (I can only ship to United States -- thank you for your understanding.)

Now head to your next stop on the Blog Hop -- there's lots of inspiration to be seen and more giveaways to enter...
  1. Kiwi Lane: http://kiwilane.com/here/blog/
  2. Lissa Mitchell: http://mightycrafty.blogspot.com/ **You are here**
  3. Leslie Prinkki: http://www.scrapsofmine.blogspot.com ** Go here next **
  4. Connie Wallenbrock: http://conniecancrop.blogspot.com
  5. Sandi Pressley: http://lifeatthebeach51.blogspot.com/
  6. Christine Meyer: http://scrappingwithchristine.blogspot.com
  7. Alicia O'Bryant: http://goldengoddessdesigns.blogspot.com/
  8. Suzanne: http://scrapwithsuzy.blogspot.com
  9. Roselyn Riley: http://prettylittlepackages.blogspot.com/
  10. Arin Flinn: http://apieceoflifespie.com
Good luck and stay crafty!
Lissa :)

Updated 5/8/14: Congratulations to Connie Wallenbrock -- you are the winner of the Kiwi Lane Tiny Brackets templates. Email me at MightyCraftyDOTmeATgmail.com to claim your prize!



44 comments:

  1. I knew I recognized that paper! I have hoarded mine as well, you did a fantastic job with this layout! The layering is beautiful and the paper is beautiful! I am now in love with Kiwi Lane Designer templates! I am a new follower and "liked" your fb page, too! thanks for the hop!

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  2. Beautiful papers and layout.

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  3. I love My Mind's Eye paper. It is so beautiful! Trying to use more Kiwi Lane templates . Your layout is great. Thanks. I liked you on fb too

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  4. I love the layout and really love the ribbon flower!

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  5. Beautiful LO. The colors are so pretty with the black and white photo

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  6. WOW!! This is gorgeous. Love that multi-layered flower. Awesome job

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  7. I love that I have the EXACT same MME paper hoarded in my stash! At least now I have an idea how to use it...:) I have followed you for awhile now because you are awesome!!!

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  8. Beautiful layout, Lissa! I love the cluster of layered flowers in the corner!! I've been hoarding this collection of paper, too, and just started using it a few months ago- glad I'm not the only one who was collecting their paper instead of using it! ;) And I also see that we share a love for Glubers- by far, one of the most handy adhesive inventions ever!

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  9. Beautiful layout,
    great use of the
    templates.
    Carla from Utah

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    1. Carla, CONGRATULATIONS!!! You are the LUCKY WINNER of the $25 Gift Certificate to the KLD SHOP for posting here on our Blog Hop earlier this month. I will be announcing this on the KLD Facebook Page later tonight or tomorrow. Just wanted to let you know. Please e-mail me at jen@kiwilane.com to claim your $25.00 prize for the Blog Hop

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  10. Your layout is so beautiful! I love the soft colors you used.

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  11. You did a beautiful layout... love the choice of colors.... I am a follower and I liked your FB page.... :)

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  12. Simply Amazing!

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  13. STUNNING! I am a follower of your blog and thank you for all the happy posts in my email everyday! :)

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  14. I never thought of connecting the templates like you did. Great idea!

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  15. This is beautiful! I love the bracket template idea! TFS

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  16. I love the tiny brackets. Your layout came out so pretty.

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  17. very pretty. Has a vintage feel to it.

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  18. I follow your posts thru e-mail.

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  19. Very pretty colors and love the flower you created.
    I subscribe to your blog.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  20. Love the way you used the templates!

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  21. Such a stunning layout and I love that you included all the steps. I'm excited to be a new follower too! So awesome hopping with you! Scrappy hugs, Connie Can Crop

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  22. Love this layout. Like the vintage look.

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  23. Beautiful baby boy and layout! Thanks for sharing; it was fun being in the hop with you!
    -Suzanne

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  24. I'm new to the kiwi lane templets and so glad I found them! I really like your layout and the flower is so cute! I also liked your Facebook page. Thanks for sharing!

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  25. Such a lovely page. Those colors are incredible together. I am already a subscriber.

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  26. Thanks for the inspiration, love the layering.

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  27. Beautiful Picture! Love how you used the template to cut the paper into a shape. thanks!
    I liked you on Facebook and am following your blog.

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  28. Absolutely AMAZING layout!!! LOVE how you framed the picture of your sweet baby!!! I'm already a follower :)

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  29. What a sweet, sweet layout! Every bit of it works so perfectly!

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  30. What a beautiful page! Love the colors you chose and how you layered everything. I would sign up to follow you, but am already a follower ;)

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  31. The layering was my favorite part. Thanks for breaking down all the details.

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  32. Beautiful layout, I signed up to follow you

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  33. Love this layout and the techniques you used.

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  34. oh, I liked your FB page too.

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  35. Loved your layout. I liked you on facebook.

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  36. Oh Lissa, it's beautiful. I love the color combo.

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  37. Beautiful papers. I can see why you hung onto them for so long! Gorgeous baby, too!

    Evelyn

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  38. this is so beautiful!!!

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  39. BEAUTIFUL page...beautiful baby boy :) Your color choice is perfect!

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  40. Gorgeous layout! I love the flowers and colors, thanks for sharing.

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  41. that is just gorgeous. i love the colors, great photo, so cute!!!

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