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Friday, July 5, 2013

Kiwi Lane Designs Blog Hop


I remember the first time I came across Kiwi Lane Designs -- it was at the Scrapbook USA Expo in Salt Lake City a couple of years ago. I had quickly walked past their booth and didn't give it much though. That is until one of my friends bought a few sets of the templates and was designing with them at our table. I was intrigued and quickly made my way back over to the KLD booth to see the templates in action from the pros. I was sold ever since!

I have a handful of designer templates, but was super excited when Kristy asked me to be part of the July blog hop and I was given the opportunity to work with the Happy Trails set. I love the happy vibe I get from these templates. They just make me smile :)




See what I mean?! Aren't you just happy now?

Just a little tip -- sometimes I try to use my templates with the paper face down. I inevitably always mess it up. The easiest way for me to trace my templates with my doing it exactly how I want it over the paper with my pencil and then I just ink the edges of my paper to cover up the pencil marks. I'm pretty sure I saw that at the expo from the KLD experts and it is something that I have used ever since. And I just love the look of it -- it really adds definition.

Here is one other layout I've done recently with my templates.





Thank you for so much for stopping by my blog! Don't forget that a random winner from ONE of the blogs (including the Kiwi Lane blog) will be given a $25 gift certificate to the Kiwi Lane Shop. So leave me some love and hopefully you win so you can pick yourself up some awesome KLD templates :)

In case you didn't start at the beginning of the blog hop here is the entire list.
  1. Kiwi Lane http://kiwilane.com/here/blog/
  2. Monique Liedtke http://moniquesscrapbook.blogspot.nl/
  3. Jennifer Budge  www.thingsthaticreate.wordpress.com
  4. Cari Locken    http://myandmythoughts.blogspot.ca/
  5. Jennifer Nicholes  craftingmoments.wordpress.com
  6. Regina Mangum http://thestampinbean.blogspot.com/
  7. Becki Adams http://beckiadams.blogspot.com/
  8. Julie Ann Cordero www.ourlifeinscraps.blogspot.com YOU ARE HERE NOW
  9. Jessica Laureano http://scrapping2boys.blogspot.com/ GO HERE NEXT
  10. Gail Owens www.glowormdesigns.blogspot.com

36 comments:

  1. Great layouts! I found the templates at CKC one year and HAD to try them out! I love them!!! Hopping on!!!!

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  2. Those LOs are great, love the clean designs. And congrats ont eh weight loss as well!

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  3. love both your LO's! I am new to Kiwi Lane (can't believe I hadn't heard of them before!) and just rec'd my first order. I love all the inspiration of this hop.

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  4. I have the Happy Trails templets. Love them! Nice layouts, I might have to scraplift them!

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  5. I also own the Happy Trails set, and I love using them!

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  6. Very sweet layouts, Good tip on cutting the template shapes!

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  7. What fun pages. Thanks for the tip about inking over the pencil lines. Great idea!

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  8. I found Kiwi Lane in SLC, too! We should meet up in March... :) love your "happy" happy trails!

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  9. Layouts are great! I love the Happy Trails borders! I love my Kiwi Lane Products!!

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  10. Sounds like I had the same experience you did in getting introduced to Kiwi Lane. I can't wait to see them again this month at CKC Lancaster.

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  11. I love how simple your pages are! But still beatuiful! I have not used any of their templetes. Was recently introduced when I stumbled upon a youtube video. I fell in love. And hope I will be able to purchase some of the templetes soon!

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  12. I love what you did with these templates, and the paper you used. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  13. Love that you were not afraid to use your own handwriting - great legacy for us as scrappers to leave behind some day! I also love your paper choices with the Happy Trails templates (especially the Chevron)!!!

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  14. Great idea about the inking. I am new to KLD and am trying to get started using them. Great tip that I will remember.

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  15. Thanks for sharing your layout and tip.

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  16. Great layouts and thanks for the inking tip.

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  17. I really like your layout, the templates really frame the important stuff on the page. thanks for the inspiration

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  18. Great layout. Like the way you used the templates and the ric rac bow adds a special touch. Thanks for sharing.

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  19. I love both of these layouts, thanks for the inspiration!

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  20. I enjoyed reading your blog with tips because I would have turned the templates over also!

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  21. Great layouts! I love how excited you are about the KLD templates- I can almost feel it through my computer screen!! :)

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  22. I did the same thing when I first saw them, I breezed on past. Later that day as I was wandering back past to be sure I hadnt missed anything, I noticed the crowd was thick around the booth and everyone was sounding awed, so I stopped and watched the demo. I'm now hooked too! LOL

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  23. Cute pages! Love how you used the templates!

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  24. I love the after baby shots! Being 8 months pregnant I am looking forward to scrapping my after shots too! I love the colors in your second layout!

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  25. Great layouts! I've heard the same tip about chalking edges to cover the pencil markings. If I try to trace my template on the back of the paper, I always ruin it somehow LOL!

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  26. Cute pages, really like how the purple happy trail strips set off the pages.

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  27. Hi Julie.... I love what you created with the "Happy Trails" Template!!! I agree they do make you Smile :-) And the helpful tip you shared is great!!!! I love that idea of inking the edges to cover the pencil marks! I will definitely be using that tip!! Thanks for sharing your work today. I am following you by email and also shared on Google+ and my FB page (Carters Crafting Corner)I hope you have a fabulous Day!!!
    Blessings~~ Kathy C
    http://carterscraftingcorner.blogspot.com/
    https://www.facebook.com/CartersCraftingCorner?ref=hl

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  28. Love the tip on inking the edges to hide the pencil lines. Your LOs are wonderful. That inking really does add definition. Esp love the colors on your pink/purple one.
    <3 J

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  29. Beautiful!! Thank you for the tracing tip....so helpful!

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  30. Thanks for the tracing tip, I'm new to Kiwi and can use all the tips! Oh, and I'm Smiling!
    Now a follower of your blog!

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  31. I have to agree with you on the inking of the edges on the cutouts... I love the dimension it gives and typically do this on all my KLD layouts... Great tip!!

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  32. Love the design lines of Happy Trails! I agree......it makes your heart smile!!

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  33. I like the way you used Happy Trails. Thanks for sharing.

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  34. Thanks for the tracing tips & I love the way you used the templates. I always ink my edges too! thanks for sharing!!

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  35. Love your layouts, especially your second one. You did a great job on your paper selection that made the layout pop!

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