Friday, May 2, 2014

May Kiwi Lane 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 the talented Lissa Mitchell'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 Sunday May 4th, at 11:59 MST to comment. The winner will be announced on the Kiwi blog, Thursday May 8th. 

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!  

For todays hop, I created a scrapbook layout using the Floral Accessory template set. I love working with Kiwi Lane templates because you can create directly from the templates as they come or if you are like me, I like thinking out side the box and creating other things from my templates!

Here is the layout I created using the template, Floral 1. Now you might be asking yourself, "I don't see any flowers?" You would be correct! Let me show you what I created using the template Floral 1.




Step 1: Trace the Floral 1 template onto card stock.
Step 2: Draw short lines between each flower petal, using the edge of the floral 1 template. 
(Shown above in the photo)


Step 3: Using an exacto blade or precision tip scissors cut down to the little line and across. This will create a small notch.
Step 4: Hand draw a small square and trace onto each flower petal, keeping the square just below the edge. 
(Shown above in photo)


This is what you end up with! Can you guess what it is? It's a view master dial.

You could erase all the pencil line or do what I did, turn it over! I decided to spray and splatter my view master dial with some ink in a sepia tone. (I used Van Dyke Sepia from Lindy stamp gang)
I then cut out a large circle in black card stock and attached it to the back.
I love how it turned out!


Here are a few more pictures of my layout using the Floral 1 template from the Floral Accessory set.



Other Kiwi Lane templates used include; Chestnut Drive 1B, Sunnybrook Lane 2A, Aspen Court 2B, Paisley Place 3A, Sweetheart 2 and Adventure 4.

Thanks for hopping with me today! Don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win $25 to the Kiwi Lane shop. I'd also love if you became a follower on my blog as well. (wink ;)

Up next on the hop is Connie.

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/
  • Lissa http://mightycrafty.blogspot.com/
  • Leslie http://www.scrapsofmine.blogspot.com/ *You are here now*
  • Connie http://conniecancrop.blogspot.com
  • Sandi http://lifeatthebeach51.blogspot.com/
  • Christine http://scrappingwithchristine.blogspot.com/
  • Alicia http://goldengoddessdesigns.blogspot.com/
  • Suzanne http://goldengoddessdesigns.blogspot.com/
  • Roselyn http://prettylittlepackages.blogspot.com/
  • Arin http://apieceoflifespie.com/
  • 41 comments:

    1. I love, love, love how you created the viewfinder with the templates! Such an awesome idea! I love your layout, too! Just perfect!

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    2. What a clever idea with the flower template. Love it!

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    3. oh my!! That viewmaster is the coolest thing ever!! Love this fun layout

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    4. What a great idea!!! "Flowers" for boys! I love it :)

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    5. Holy cow, lady! This is soooo cool!! I immediately recognized it as a viewfinder wheel when I saw your page and I'm so glad you showed us all how to make it- thanks for being so awesome!!

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    6. Your layout is terrific!
      Love the templates
      you used for the
      waves.
      Carla from Utah

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    7. Loved the viewfinder and the instructions - Thx

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    8. Your layout is awesome! I love how you turned the flower into a viewfinder! Brilliant!!

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    9. Very very nice,,, ty for the little tutorial on your flower template .... :)

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    10. That is so very clever ! Thanks for the idea and directions

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    11. OK WOW!!!!! I actually stumbled accross your blog just a few days ago somehow when you used a stamp for your background and you had me drooling. Now I have gone and drooled again!! I have never used my flower templates as I have boys......Very very clever!!!!! I could so see myself scrap lifting this idea real soon! THANK YOU!!!

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    12. Fabulous layout! I love how you created the master view dial with the flower template! TFS

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    13. Wow it has been a long time I've seen a master view dial. Greta job

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    14. Had to smile when I saw this layout. Life is indeed good when you can stretch out in a hammock. Love the viewfinder reels.

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    15. Very creative use of this template!

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    16. Such a genius!! I adore this! And am gonna have to copy that!! SOOOO clever and soooo cute! Loved being in the hop with you! Scrappy hugs, Connie Can Crop

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    17. I love how you made the viewfinder and used a PL card on a traditional layout! Thanks for sharing!!
      -Suzanne

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    18. Oh My! I'm new to kiwi lane framing and so glad I found them! I just ordered the floral templets and can't wait to try your view master idea!

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    19. Inspiring! Love the view master element.

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    20. SOOOOOO stinking creative to use the template this way!!!!!

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    21. Holy moley! How clever is that??!! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the viewmaster reel :-)
      They make great embellishments for you fabulous page.

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    22. I love how you made those viewfinders - great idea!

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    23. Great layout, I love the View Master design

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    24. The View Master Design was amazing! Thanks for breaking down the steps showing us the detail and how you make that embellishment. You are so creative!

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    25. Way to think outside the box. I love this layout. I hope I don't get arrested in heaven for all the scraplifting I do. :)

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    26. Great idea. I loved the layout.

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    27. I just love this -- so, so creative!! So glad to be hopping with you! :)

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    28. Clever! You really have vision!
      Evelyn

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    29. really cool ideas!!! want to try that!!

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    30. Pretty layout! I love the layering and variety of patterns.

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    31. Great pictorial. Love the layout, there is so much detail in there. just amazing.

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    32. I love the retro view dial reel! What a fun idea for a layout! Thanks for sharing :)

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    33. WOW! Great job that you're back at KIWI! You LOVE their templates and I learn so much how you change it to a different style than I expect!

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