Friday, January 3, 2014

Kiwi Lane January Blog Hop


Welcome crafty friends!
I'm honored to be back sharing my love of Kiwi Lane templates with you as a guest  designer for this months Kiwi Lane Blog Hop. 

If you are hopping in order than you have arrived here from Stephanie's blog



How does winning a $25 dollar certificate to the Kiwi Lane Shop sound? What a silly question!  One random winner from one of the blogs including the Kiwi Lane blog will win. Make sure you are leaving comments on all the Blog Hop blogs to be entered. You have until January 5th, 11:59 mst to comment. The winner will be announced on the Kiwi blog January 9th. 

As a past design team member for Kiwi Lane, I was beyond excited to be joining in this months hop!  I love all my Designer templates and continue to use them every time I create a layout!  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!  

The Chevron templates are the newest addition to the Kiwi Lane collection and is what I used to create the layers on my scrapbook layout.



I've been wanting to scrapbook an oversized family photo we just had taken in October, but wasn't sure how to go about it, till I started playing with the Chevron templates.

I gathered all my supplies and placed my templates down as a starting off point. I like to think of my templates as moveable sketches.


After tracing the chevron onto my pattern paper I discovered a trick to making the cutting process a bit easier.



Cutting tip: Cut all the zig zags going the same direction first then turn your cut template and repeating cutting the other zig zags. You will end up with a perfect cut chevron.

I loved playing with this template set and found so many fun patterns to create by just moving the templates opposite of each other. 

Here's an example of one of the patterns I used on my layout.


And now for my finished scrapbook layout using 
Chevrons 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B
 Sunnybrook Lane 2A, 2B
Strips 1 inch
Nature 2T






Thanks for hopping with me today! Don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win $25 to the Kiwi shop and I also will be giving one lucky person a set of the Kiwi Chevron templates.(US residents only) Make sure you are a follower here on my blog and I will choose one winner from the comments and post the winner on my blog Jan. 9th. Good Luck!

Up next is the talented Jennifer Nicholes

In case you've hopped out of order here is a list of the blog hop line up.



  • Kiwi Lane http://kiwilane.com/here/blog/
  • Jill Cornelius http://brought-to-you-by-the-letter-j.blogspot.com/
  • Julie Ann Cordero www.ourlifeinscraps.blogspot.com
  • Melissa Dehne http://abitofscrappygoodness.blogspot.com/
  • Stephanie Umpleby http://sucw.blogspot.com
  • Leslie Prinkki www.http://scrapsofmine.blogspot.com (***YOU ARE HERE***)
  • Jennifer Nicholes http://craftingmoments.wordpress.com/
  • Jennifer Budge http://thingsthaticreate.wordpress.com
  • Staci Jones http://scrapbookingischeaperthantherapy.blogspot.com/
  • 37 comments:

    1. Gorgeous! Thank you for the tip on cutting out the chevrons!

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    2. Love the look of the 2 chevrons, from the same paper, overlapping. Gorgeous layout!

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    3. love your tip on cutting out the chevrons and using them in different ways to get different patterns - thanks for the inspiration!

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    4. Love the way you combined each of the 2 sets of Chevrons. Beautiful layout!

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    5. your layout is beautiful, I am a beginner using KLD so looking for all the tips I can get

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    6. I love your layout!! What paper did you use? It's perfect! :)

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    7. Very cute! Love this layout! I am obsessed with chevron!

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    8. Be Still My Heart! WOW. You have such the golden touch. I simply adore everything you do....and YOU!

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    9. Leslie,
      Fun use of the chevrons! I really like the blue floral and polka dot combo!

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    10. LOVE everything about this page! Great job!!

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    11. Love the over-lapping chevrons. Great layout. Thanks for the tip on cutting them.

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    12. I like how you used the chevrons to make patterns and not just the "classic" chevron look. Awesome! I joined your blog :) Happy Scrapping!

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    13. I love your layout. I don't have the chevron templates but after seeing your pages I am wanting them.

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    14. I love the way you layered the chevron. I wonder if they could be intertwined? That would look awesome too! I love your bright colors too!

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    15. Good tip for cutting! Love the layout.

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    16. So beautiful! I'll be using these templates very soon -- thank you for the inspiration!

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    17. Wow! The more I see you bloggers play with those chevron templates the more I'm liking them.

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    18. Stunning LO! I just love the colors in this!

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    19. Just GORGEOUS!! I love the way you turned the chevrons on themselves. And thanks for the hint on cutting. That is really helpful! :-)

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    20. Ooh! I LOVE the interlocking look you created with the Chevron templates!! I would love to win them! Thanks for a chance to win!

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    21. Love the interlinking, looks beautiful.

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    22. Great cutting tip and I like how you layered the chevrons.
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    23. Love the "weave" I'm totally stealing!

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    24. This is going on my KIWI Pinterest boards...thanks for inspiring us with such a colorful lay out! Loving the chevron idea...time for me to win it!! LOL
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    25. Cute layout and I would LOVE to win the Cheveron templates

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    26. I love that idea!!! I love how you all posed in the picture!! I love how you crossed the Chevrons!! What a beautiful layout!!! I will definitely be trying that!!

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    27. What a perfect template to frame your picture! The colors in this layout are so pretty, beautiful job!

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    28. Great layout! Love the colors! Thanks for sharing the pattern you came up with also!

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    29. love! love! the color (love the touch of pink) and the ideas...I'm new to Kiwi, so all the ideas are great!

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    30. Overlapping the chevrons looks fantastic, playful. Love the bold colors! Great showcase for the larger pic! LOVE IT

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    31. Love the way you put two chevrons together. Thanks for sharing!

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    32. Wow, what a beautiful layout! I love the variety of patterned papers you used, thanks for the inspiration.

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    33. Beautiful page!loving the rich colors!

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    34. I love the chevron templates. Need to get these!

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