Friday, March 7, 2014

Kiwi Lane Designs Blog Hop

Welcome to my leg of the Kiwi Lane blog hop! You should be coming from Marissa's blog . 
If not you can check the master list at the bottom of this post to make sure you hit each stop along the way. A random winner from ONE of the participating blogs (including the Kiwi Lane blog), will be given a $25 gift certificate to the Kiwi Lane Shop, for leaving a comment and will be announced on the Kiwi Lane blog on Thursday, MARCH 13TH.  So, make sure you comment on each blog for the maximum opportunity to win!
 If you aren't familiar with Kiwi Lane, they are plastic templates that help simplify the scrapbooking process. I chose to use the  Tiny Accents templates. They are perfect for card making as well as scrapbooking. The best part is how portable they are. They fit on a ring and you can keep them compactly in your crop bag.

I was inspired to use the starburst shape for this page. I traced two rows of three and then cut the shapes out of my base paper with an exact-o knife. Amazingly, I had coordinating glitter paper in my stash that matched the ombre tones in the background paper and everything came together after that.

Make sure you head on over to Brittany's blog for the next stop in the blog hop for more crafty goodness!
  1. Kiwi Lane http://kiwilane.com/here/blog/
  2. Apryl Holland http://onescrappysoul.blogspot.com
  3. Cyndee Kawa http://scrappydaylily.blogspot.com
  4. Charity Hotrum http://menemenetekeluniversity.blogspot.com/
  5. Marissa Torp http://mojoandmore.blogspot.com/
  6. Erica Bass http://stampingstarlette.blogspot.com/
  7. Brittany Morgan http://craftypaperbee.blogspot.com/
  8. Deborah Johnson  http://scrappinthelittlethings.blogspot.com/
  9. Erin Colby http://oursliceofcheese.blogspot.com
  10. Brenda Smith http://theimperfectscrapper.blogspot.com

43 comments:

Sue T. said...

Wow! That sure added dimension to that layout! Nice!

lindanell said...

I have some glitter paper that I didn't know how I was going to use it. Thank you for the inspiration. I also like the way you used the tiny stars and the small dots on the page. Lovely layout.

Annette said...

Love the cutouts!

2b4613d2-a60e-11e3-886d-000bcdcb5194 said...

OH MY GOODNESS THE SUN IN THAT PICTURE! PERFECT TITLE!
SCHELLY GETTINGS

Roseanna C said...

Wonderful layout, thanks for the inspiration. Love the idea of the cut outs, another way to use the templates!

terylswife said...

Great idea on how to use glitter paper without overwhelming a page. I love this idea, and the ombre looks amazing!

Jeanene said...

Such a great way to use the templates!

TINA said...

I love your photograph on this layout!!! You must have a very steady hand with that Exacto knife! Your cuts are perfect :)

traupman said...

This layout is truly amzing! Love it! Your title is PERFECT!

bamafan said...

Love the cutouts and the use of the glitter paper.

Mary said...

Great colors and just enough sparkle! Cool idea to cute out the background page and put the color behind.

Dawn McDowell said...

What a great use of the starburst! this is such a great page!

Angji said...

Awesome! I never think to do cutouts but it's always so cool looking on other layouts.

a1983alaskan said...

Erica, your layout is just stunning! I love the bling peeking out from the cut outs
:-)

Karen Jennings said...

Love the layout using cut outs, will have to try that

TheresaH said...

I Love the glitter paper works really well with the photo.

Holly A said...

making cut outs using the templates is a gerat idea, thanks for sharing

Shelley said...

What a great idea to cut out the base paper. Love that idea, and I am lifting it for my grand daughter's layout.

Thanks.

Magdalina said...

I love this layout! Great use of the "sunset" look with the sun shining through in the background of the pic is just perfect. Great use of the glitter paper also! Love it all!

Charlie and Mel said...

I can't wait the get these templates!

P Lynn said...

What an idea to use them as CUTOUTS!! Each stop is making me more inspired than the one before! Thanks..

Amanda *Scrapbooking Hayven* said...

very, very cool layout!!

aworkofheart said...

I think this page is quite stunning, with the rays on the photo, your choice of glitter and starbursts is so perfect! Thanks for a superb idea!

Linda C. said...

Love how you coordinated the suns with the sunrays in the photo. Beautiful layout.

Sue D said...

Wonderful layout--great colors and the glitter paper is perfect.

cghundley said...

Lovely page and
great use of the
templates.
Carla from Utah

Sweet Mama said...

Wow! You are really great with that knife! How cool are those suns?!! I'm always a melting pile of sweet when I see the sentiment, "You are my sunshine!" Nice how you used the sun template for this. Cheryl in Wilmington, NC

Melissa said...

Love the way you cut the shapes out of your base paper and used different paper under it - great way to add dimension. I am going to have to try this on my next layout!

Kat said...

I love the glitter paper! Thanks for sharing your idea. I need to try this on my next layout!

Shannon Scroggins said...

Cute layout. Love the glitter paper.

Kim said...

Great layout! Love the technique of using the exacto knife!
~Kim

Cyndee K. said...

Love how you cut out of your cardstock! Beautiful layout!

Sherian said...

I really like the way you cut your shape out to add some depth. I really love the colors you chose. Nice job.

goffy28 said...

Wow what a great idea to use the templates then cut with the exacto knife Thanks for the tip and great layout.

Deborah Johnson said...

Fantastic page!!! The glitter paper really works with the photo - and the ways to use the templates are endless! Glad to be hopping along with you!

**********************Barb said...

LOVE THIS LAYOUT!!!

Carrie McDaniel said...

Cutting out the template shape to reveal glittered paper below really gives your page texture and dimension! Thanks for the inspiration!

Lois said...

Beautiful page!! I have photos of my son to SB with the same title - it was his favorite song at the time. Love the cut-outs with glitter backing!!

Shelley said...

Great LO. Love the idea of cutting shapes out of the base paper.

Natalie said...

Your layout is simply fantastic!

roosmom2010 said...

Love the glitter paper :)

Robin B. said...

What a gorgeous layout! I love the cut out stars with the glitter paper! Thanks for the inspiration.

Michelle King said...

I love the ombre effect with those colors...love the starburts!