Friday, October 4, 2013

Kiwi Lane October Blog Hop

It's Blog Hop time! Woo hoo! Can I just say how excited I am to be a part of this (as well as nervous considering the talented company I am keeping)? There is lots of inspiration at each stop (of course originating with Kiwi Lane, which definitely helps when it comes to being inspired). Have you ever used their designer templates? You are in for a treat...So, here are the details - listed below are the stops you should have made along the way and where you have left to visit:

1. Kiwi Lane
2. La-Vie Borde-Perry
3. Lyne Schnable Blodgett
4. Jennifer Budge
5. Meka Matthews
6. Jenn Nicholes
7. Joan Holmes Leitch
8. Michelle King (you are here)
9. Gail Owens (your next stop)

Be sure to stop at each post and leave a comment by Sunday, October 6th 11:59pm MST. This will allow you to be a part of the draw for $25 for the Kiwi Lane Shop (the winner will be announced on the Kiwi Lane blog on Thursday, October 10th. That $25 could get you some fantastic templates like the ones I got to use. 

Being part of the period for World Card Making Day, I was a little bit stressed because I am NOT a card-maker. I tend to stare at my folded cards trying to figure out what the heck I am going to make (it's like my mojo stops at the word "card"). Let me tell you how easy it was to put one together using both the Sentiments templates and the Tiny Shapes set. I was literally done within about 15 minutes (a record for me). Here is the card I made using Sentiments borders (2A and 3A) as well as the hexagons from the Tiny Shapes (2T and 6T):
Even my husband commented on how nice it was (phew!).

Then I decided to do a layout. I used the Sentiments borders (1B, 2A, 3A and 3B) to frame the picture I was displaying. I then used the circles (3T and 7T) for journaling. So easy! I must admit that I have been getting into mixed media, so some of it also made its way onto my layout to embellish my focal point (I am already thinking about how to use different textures while using a few more of KLD's templates - especially the 12" borders). So this is what I came up with:

I love how the borders bring the focus to the picture so that it didn't get swallowed up.

And, I decided to try out a few shapes on an art journal page (shapes 1T, 3T and 6T). Because art journaling is so hot these days I wanted to show you that these templates can be used in a variety of ways:
Thanks for stopping by! Don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win $25 to spend in the Kiwi Lane Shop :)

Happy Hopping!

39 comments:

  1. Cute layout. Love the mixed media you added there.

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  2. Thanks for the inspiration, you covered it all card, layout, art journal very nice job!

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  3. I love how you can use your card design for any sentiment making this a great card for any occasion. Great Job.
    Happy Scrappin Carrie

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  4. I really like all of your projects. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Three great ways to use these fabulous products!!! Love your projects :)

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  6. Fantastic projects! Really lovin' on the art journal page. TFS!!

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  7. Love your cards and I never thought of stamping on the shapes. I need to read up more on "Art Journaling" Thank you for sharing your amazing work! Love Kiwi Lane!

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  8. I love your layout! You made so much texture and dimension without bulk! Impressive :)

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  9. Love the LO and the borders did bring your eye to the picture. The card you made was beautiful would of never know you don't usually make cards. Thank you for sharing.

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  10. Beautiful projects. Your layout is adorable. I love all of your details and the texture you added. Well done.

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  11. Love your work. You are a card-maker, despite your own doubts!!
    <3 J

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  12. loved your idea to use the templates on art journals

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  13. Nice! I like the contrast you have with the hexagons and circles; I also love your doodling~

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  14. Great projects! Thanks for sharing!

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  15. Love the creative and original use of the templates, inspired!

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  16. I like how you used the templates on all your projects!!

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  17. Oh wow! Love that layout! Thanks for sharing all your projects!

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  18. that photos is so precious! Love your use of KLD goodies

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  19. I love how you used the KLD templates. Your birthday card is simple but cute. I love the idea of using the shapes set.

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  20. Great projects! I want to start an art journal, and your idea may give me the nudge I need :-)

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  21. Great projects, makes me want to scrap today.

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  22. Your baby layout is my favorite! Wow!

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  23. I loved all your layouts great work liked the way you used the templates in different ways also, Great job!!!!

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  24. love all your cards, your color selection is fantastic!

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  25. sweet layout for the baby page, and I love your art journal page: it is just great!!

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  26. Great card, great contrast between the circles and the hexies. Precious baby and page layout.

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  27. I love how simple you keep your designs! Sometimes cards get too busy! I love yours!

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  28. Great job on these projects! Thanks for letting me hop!

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  29. Great job!! I really love that LO!

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