Friday, January 4, 2013

Blog Hop with Kiwi Lane Designs

 
Blog Hop!!

 You should be coming from the Kiwi Lane blog, if not make sure you start from there.


Today I bring to you a little blog hop with the fabulous Kiwi Lane templates. I was thrilled to join in on the fun this weekend. These templates store very compactly and they fit in my crop bag a lot easier than a Cricut or a Silhouette cameo - as nice as electronic cutting machines can be! There are so many choices in their online store but remember one random winner from one of the 7 blogs (including the Kiwi Lane blog), will be given a $25 gift certificate to the Kiwi Lane Shop, for leaving a comment.

 I was lucky enough to work with the Spook Alley templates. One of the designs in this template is a zig zag shape that I just knew I would use to make some awesome chevron strips with. I have to say these were the easiest chevrons I've made all year! All you do is trace, and cut with some nice sharp scissors. That's it. If you aren't confident in your scissor cutting skills just smooth out any imperfections with a sanding block. I also used the Nature templates to cut out the flower shape on the left side of the page. I took a close up to show how you can layer up the cut outs to add dimension and texture to your page.

I couldn't stop a just one project. I had this image of waves and a cute little whale from one of my stamp sets. Before cutting out I traced with white gel pen the wavy lines from the Spook Alley templates onto various shades of blue card stock. Then I layered them up until I got the look I was envisioning. Next up is Misty Buck I'm sure you will love her fabulous creations.

Here's the blog hop order. Don't forget to comment on all seven blogs.

1. Kiwi Lane http://kiwilane.com/here/blog/
2. Erica Bass http://stampingstarlette.blogspot.com << You are Here
3. Misty Buck http://mistylynnwhat.blogspot.com  >>Go Here Next
4. Megan Klauer http://meganklauerdesign.blogspot.com/
5. Penny Smith http://www.pennysmithdesigns.blogspot.com/
6. Mandy Kay Starner http://www.heyheymandykay.com/
7. Shelley Haganman http://www.scrappergirl.typepad.com

For more ideas with the Kiwi Lane Designs templates check out the blog at Scrapbook Steals today. They are having another blog hop featuring the templates and also selling the templates at a irrestable price.

85 comments:

MandyKay said...

you can't go wrong with chevrons! that layout is adorable! and that card... genius!

Mistylynn said...

Super cute!

~*Erin*~ said...

I so love the card. It's too cute!

Jenny said...

I love the zig zags so perfect.

Rine Bake said...

I like the way you used the zigzags for your backround. What a great idea! Also I loved the whale card, it is so cute!

Penny Smith said...

Oh i just LOVE that card!! LOVE it!

Deborah Johnson said...

I love the waves on the card - beautiful work!

Lanette said...

Love your LO & Card the whale is super cute!

Nichole said...

I have these templates and never thought to use them to create such an awesome pattern. Thanks so much for the idea!

Andrea Eason said...

I love how you created the chevron pattern! And that little whale card is adorable!

Brigida said...

Love your layout. Great idea to get more use out of the Spook Alley template....love the chevron!

Lissa said...

Great inspiration - thanks!

Brandee Sheldrake said...

Love what you've done with the waves!! Kiwi Lane is just awesome!

Jen C. said...

I already own Spook Alley. Looks like I need to make some chevrons with them! GREAT projects!!

Lindsey said...

i would never have thought to create chevron with one of those.

Kristy said...

LOVE. LOVE. LOVE> Thanks so much for playing girl!

Kerys said...

These are just adorable! I love the zigzag background on the layout and the whale card is just too cute! Thanks for the inspiration :-)

Amber S said...

I love your chevron layout! And that card is adorable!

Marisa T. said...

I love the chevrons I picked up the spooky set, I can't wait now.

Christine Warner said...

Love the chevrons, beautiful page

Cathy Turley said...

Absolutely love the chevrons

Cathy Turley said...

Love the chevrons

Staci said...

Absolutely love the layout and that card is to die for! You did such a fantastic job!

The Flores Family said...

thank you very much for the pen lining tip! i never thought of that and it adds so much. :)

Jaci said...

So cute! Love the layers!

Stephanie U said...

LOVE the card! And I had the same chevron idea the moment I saw these templates - and I am glad to see it works!

Valerie said...

I love the chevrons! I love the concept of these templates! Thanks for sharing.
Valerie

Kelly M said...

Love your projects! The whale card is so cute!!

Cyndee K. said...

Love the chevrons and waves - gorgeous!

Sabrina Carlisle said...

I love the way you used colors and patterns! Beautiful! The whale also is very adorable!

Betsy B. said...

Love the chevron!! The whale is too cute!!

Monica S said...

The chevrons look great and easy is always good! I love the card it came out super cute!

Shawna K said...

So fun to see your designs. I just Love my Kiwi templates!

Cat Craig said...

Love your card and page. These templates are great.

Jessica said...

Now I *really* need to get my hands on Spook Alley. Love those chevrons.

Kim Horlander said...

Very, very cute! Can't wait to try these!

Shelley said...

Great projects. The LO is so sweet. Love the repeated chevron strips.

joybear said...

Love all the fun layers!

Julie said...

What great ideas! I absolutely love both the card and layout!

Scrap'n With Flair said...

I am totally loving the card you made!!! Thanks for the inspiration. :)

a1983alaskan said...

I love the zig-zags... never even imagined something like that! And the wavy card is so cute-- a perfect inspiration for a grand-nephew's birthday that's coming up! Thanks so much :-)

Jenn C. said...

Love the layers! It's my favorite part of KL products. Love how you did the chevron middle layer. Thanks for the ideas :)

Charity said...

Erica, your whale card is just the sweetest! *sigh!!!

DeniseP said...

Love your chevrons and REALLY love the layered waves under your whale. Super cute projects, Erica!

beckylouwho said...

I love the cards. I used to make cards. I need to make cards!

kassandra16 said...

all of it is just beautiful!

Shelley Haganman said...

Erica, I adore chevrons so I love your layout. The card is so adorable!

Julie Koets said...

I love the chevrons! Thanks for the inspiration!

tallyscrapper said...

Oh, I love the good day sunshine layout. Little boy is so cute.

Abbey said...

LOVE the waves and whale, so adorable.

cheepscrapper said...

I love the whale card. What a great use of the template-the waves are so realistic!-Tracy P.

Kayla W said...

Oooohhhh! Love those chevrons and that card is adorable! Thanks for the chance to win. Very inspiring ideas shared!

krippee said...

Trying to come up with something to say, . . . the pressure.

Scrappin' Diva said...

Great layout and I absolutely adore the whale card! Just too cute!

sewzallsquirrels said...

zig-zags are the best...you did a great job!

Jennifer Blomquist said...

Erica, these projects are so cool! I love, love, love the whale card! I didn't think to use a white gel pen or light ink to highlight the edges. And I love how many layers you have. And lucky you to use Spooky too... I missed it on the steal this morning but am becoming a pretty big fan. Thanks for the inspiration!

The Kelly's said...

When I think of Spooky Alley, I think Halloween. I never thought of using such bright and vibrant colors with that particular set of templates. The ideas are starting to flow. Thanks.

Cathryn said...

Beautiful layout....the colors are just so fresh and inviting and the chevrons look perfect!!! The whale is to cute for words!!!!

Audrey L. said...

I really like the dimension you got on your card with the layering.

lindanell said...

I have the spook alley template and have never made chevrons with them. Beautiful layout and inspiration. Thanks.

Heidi May said...

The Whale card was adorable, thanks for sharing.

ginmarie said...

I have yet to use chevrons in my layouts. That might be a good thing to try this weekend.

cstaat said...

I really like to chevron background, and the colors perfect for cute boy page.

keomic said...

The whale card is adorable! I love how you outlined the waves! I can see a page layout with this for our many beach pics! -Michele almeida

Pamela Ostapkowicz said...

OMG... Love the Whale card... Great use of your kiwi lane templates... I am truely inspired!!!

Linda Hohbein said...

Love your designs! I am a beginner and appreciate all the advice and suggestions. I really like how you layered the waves in the card. Thanks!

Cathy Caines said...

I absolutely adore the whale and the chevron. Thanks for the tip with the white pen markings!

ShaunColleen Miller said...

The chevron looks great!

Jennifer Hope said...

Too cute!

Jennifer Hope said...

Too cute!

Linda Leffel said...

Enjoyed the layout and card ideas.

Neela Nalam said...

Erica, I love both of your projects. They are superb.

Amanda Webster said...

Absolutely love the chevron strips! Now I need the Spooky templates! ~Amanda Webster

Gail said...

Beautiful projects- love all the layers! Great use of the templates! Thanks for sharing your awesome talent with us!

Kelly said...

Awesome way to make those super-trendy-and-awesome chevrons! Thanks for the inspiration!

LA said...

I love your work congrats on being on their design team!

Kristina said...

You totally rocked the templates! Awesome job. And I love that little whale. Looks great swimming on those waves.

Colleen Wallace said...

I love your designs.

Heather said...

WOW! That LO is amazing!!! And I love that little whale! So cute!

Kari Meier said...

Love both these ideas! Never thought of repeating one strip over and over like that. Also love the idea of tracing with the white gel pen!! Definitely trying that soon.

Helen said...

Gorgeous ideas! I love the whale card, so cute!!

Kimberli said...

What a cute LO! And the waves on your card look like they're moving, great idea!

Veronica said...

Love it...really simple and easy

Michele Duffy said...

I think I need that template to make chevrons with ease!

KC said...

That is a really cute page of the little boy. I like the zig zags and the colors they are. The little whale card is cute also.