Saturday, January 25, 2014

Kiwi Lane Templates

Thanks to my cousin, I have discovered an awesome scrapbooking tool by Kiwi Lane Designs.  I just have to share with all of you!!  To get the full gist of what Kiwi Lane is all about, be sure to check out their website or watch their many videos on youtube.  Their concept is called framing and it is a great way to showcase more photos per page, use a variety of patterned papers and create beautiful, unique pages. You use their templates to plan and "visualize" your layout before you even cut into your patterned paper.  They have templates for scrapbooking and card-making. (I'll show you in another post how I organized my templates in a binder, too.)

Here is info about the page I made today.  My subject matter is my beautiful great niece Ella that was born in August 2013.  For the past year, I haven't even blogged once on here.  I will catch up the events of 2013 in another post.  For now, here is what I created today.  First, my inspiration...

 This page is where my idea started.  This is a page by Susan Budge that is shown on page 44 of their idea book.  I loved the colors, the "splashes" and using three photos as the focus.
I began the design process by choosing several of their templates to visualize my layout.  I knew the photos and patterned paper I wanted to use and just kept building ideas from there.  Sometimes when I create a layout. I stick to my original idea.  During other times, I think of several little details I want to add or change. For me, scrapbooking is all about the creative design process and not necessarily about getting things done quickly. Today's layout pretty much stayed the same as I first visualized, but I added a few goodies along the way. Please note: With the templates, you can make your page as simple (and quick) as you want, or really layer things to create a more detailed look (I am all for details!).
Here is the finished layout!  I will post a list of the templates I used at the end of this post.  (Click on photos for a closer look.)
 I created the little flags using a Hero Arts stamp set, Versamark ink and clear embossing powder.  I then punched them out with my Stampin' Up! pennant punch and added some tiny brads and baker's twine.  The flags remind me of the kind they hang over a pool at a swim competition.
 I added Stickles glitter to the "waves" paper and placed a few bling stones around the page.  Those mimicked water droplets to me since they are iridescent. I added a title using Thickers. I love the dimension of those things! Then, I made a "pool rope with buoys" using baker's twine and an oval punch.  I inked all of my paper edges with a sponge dauber.  That really finishes off those edges and gives dimension to the paper layers. 
Ok, so there it first Kiwi-inspired blog post.  I created many more pages in 2013 (some using templates, some not) and I have much more to share with you.  Hopefully, posting on here today will inspire me to blog again.  Thanks for stopping by!
Templates Used:
  • Spook Alley 2A, 2B
  • Tiny Shapes 3T
  • Accents 5
  • Tiny Accents 5T
  • Wacky 1
  • Tiny Wacky 1T
  • Celebrate 8
  • Tiny Nature 3T

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