Friday, September 6, 2013

Sept. KLD Blog Hop

Welcome crafty friends!

I'm excited to have you joining me on this super fun Kiwi Lane Designs Blog Hop! If you are hopping along the way you just arrived her from the talented Claire's blog.

Todays blog hop is bitter sweet for me as this is my last KLD blog hop as a design team member. I've had the honor of being apart of the first design team for Kiwi Lane Designs and it's been an amazing experience! I'm excited to share my hop projects with you today and if you like what you see, I'd love for you to follow me on my blog as I continue to share my passion for scrapbooking!

 If you ended up here by chance be sure to go back and finish up the hop from the Kiwi Lane Blog.

Wanna win some amazing products from our Sept. sponsor,
Simple Stories?

 Of course you do! What a silly question!!! One random winner from one of 12 blogs including the Kiwi Lane blog will win. *You must be a US / Canada resident in order to receive the paper prize. If you are the winner and you live outside the Us / Canada  you will receive a $25 dollar certificate to the Kiwi Lane Shop! To enter to win you must leave comments on all 12 blogs to be entered. The winner will be announced on the Kiwi blog Sept.12th.

Being apart of the Kiwi Lane Design team has been a blast!!! I have loved every minute of it!!! Just like I am in love with all their Designer templates! If you haven't tried any of the templates be sure to pick yourself up a set or two and give them a try. I promise you won't be disappointed!  I can't imagine not having them as a part of my arsenal of scrapbook supplies! 

For todays hop I wanted to show how you can take the same group of templates and create totally different scrapbook layouts with a different look and feel.

The templates I decided to use include:

* Celebrate 1, 5
* Wacky 2T
* Abbie Road Mini 1A
* (2) 4x6 Photo
* Adorn 3A
* Sunnybrook Lane 1B

First step before I start cutting into my designer papers is to frame out each layout. I love this step! I think of the Framing process as a movable sketch! Framing gives me a jumping off point, it also gives me an idea of what my layout might look like when it's completed. Don't worry, you don't have to keep the framing the same if you feel you need to move a template, move a template.

I created "2" different layouts with all of the above templates.
I'll be sharing the framing process before pictures and the final after layout pictures.

Layout #1
*don't mind the little white squares, I had to cover the photos for privacy*

Layout #2

I love that I was able to get 2 layouts done using the same templates! It was so fast putting both these  together and I love how different they look! I hope I have inspired you to challenge yourself and give this a try.

Thanks for joining me, next stop on the hop is the talented Melissa.

Just incase you hopped out of order, here is the hop line up.

2. Staci
3. Tammy
4. Erin
7. Madge
8. Claire
9. Leslie *thats me
12. Roselyn


  1. Great layouts, thanks for sharing the before and after using the templates. Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. what a great idea to stretch creativity. I love how different your 2 layouts are. Thank you for inspiring us.

  3. Both of your layouts are so fun. I like how you took a picture of the layouts with the templates and then showed the finished layout. It shows how you can use the pieces and envision something in its place.

    Tammy S.

  4. Leslie- what a great way to show these fun templates!!! The two layouts are so different that it is awesome that they came from the same templates. I love your blog and you are super talented! It was great being in the hop with you!
    loves-Scrappin Madge

  5. I liked how you showed us the "before" and "after." The two layouts show the versatility of the templates. Thanks!

  6. You always do such cute projects! It will be sad to see you leave Kiwi Lane... But I'll keep following your blog anyway ;) What a great challenge!!! Pull out a bunch of random templates and just go! I'll have to get brave and try it!

  7. Beautiful layouts! I'm going to miss having you on the design team! :( But, I'm still going to stalk your blog to see all your gorgeous work. ;)

  8. beautiful, bold colors on these layouts!

  9. LOVE LOVE LOVE both of these layouts!!! The colors are vibrant yet blend well together. Also love the overall layouts. Thanks for your creativity. Will be following you that's for sure.

  10. so cute! I am going to miss your designs!! You always gave me such inspiration!

  11. I love both your layouts. And the visual person that I am loves the way you showed us both your template "layout" and the finished product. :)

  12. Wonderful layouts using these templates and I like seeing how you laid out the templates.

  13. I like the fact that you showed us 2 layouts using the same lets a person open up to the possibilities! Nice job!

  14. Good luck on your next endeavor!!!

  15. You make it look so easy :-) Cute, cute layouts!

  16. Love how you lay out templates first!

  17. Love both your layouts! Crazy how different they are but used the same templates!

  18. I love the colorful papers and unique design that you did in a cluster style. I've never done that. Thank you for the new ideas.

  19. The use of color and black and white photos makes the layout beautiful.

  20. Such gorgeous pages and the layers are amazing!

  21. I love that you used the same templates but created such different looks! Both amazing! New follower too and so glad to find your blog!! Scrappy hugs, Connie

  22. Great use of the templates diagonally! I don't always think to frame my pages this way. Thanks for the reminder!