Friday, April 4, 2014

Kiwi Lane BLOG HOP!!!


Welcome to the last stop!

Holy cow I am SOOOOOO excited to be in another fabulous Kiwi Lane Blog Hop!!!

You should have come from Barb Rapp's blog HERE. If not, go back to Kiwi Lane's blog HERE to start the hop. You don't want to miss out on any of the awesomeness! Or a chance to win...

So for my part of the hop I was given (that's right, GIVEN) the CELEBRATE Accessory Set:


I decided since I now have a rather *extensive* Kiwi Lane collection, I would challenge myself to use ONLY this template set!

 Here is the first layout I came up with:


The Celebrate set just seems so happy! I knew I wanted to use the shapes in different ways... Obviously the triangle would make a great party hat or ice cream cone, but how about a background?


I just traced and cut a bunch of triangles and made my own paper. I LOVE how the templates make good use of my paper!!! Less scraps I have to feel guilty about throwing away!


The triangle also makes an excellent sunshine! And the ice cream topping turns into perfect clouds! And of course I had to use the pinwheels as, well, pinwheels! Why mess with something that works, right?


Here is the second layout I came up with:


Celebrate also seemed a bit more masculine to me... So I decided I needed to do something girly! Like butterflies!


I just traced the big and little balloons and free-handed a body. Oooooo! I bet this would make great flower petals, too!


For the smaller butterflies I traced the balloons again and just cut inside my lines to make them tiny. You really can customize any template to meet your needs!


The triangle turned into pennants on this page. With another butterfly of course!

I'm sure after all those amazing blogs you hopped to you have TONS of great ideas using the featured templates for April! Make sure you comment on EACH blog, including Kiwi Lane's, for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the Kiwi store. You have until Sunday April 6th at midnight to get all your comments in! The winner will be announced on the Kiwi Lane blog HERE on Thursday April 10th.

If you like what you see, feel free to follow my little blog! I would LOVE some more followers!!!

Good luck all and happy crafting!

68 comments:

  1. Beautiful layouts , this is the next kit I want to purchase! The celebrate kit.

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    1. Thank you! After playing with this set I have to wonder why it took me so long to add it to my collection, too!

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  2. I love your use of color. It is very happy on a cold dreary day. It cheers you up just looking at it. A very talented use of the templates. I have made it to the end of my first blog hop. It was fun.

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    1. Glad you enjoyed the hop! They are always fun, come back next month!

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  3. The colors are so vibrant! I love butterflies and have to add that set to my collection!

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    1. Thank you! I didn't think I needed this set at first, either... No flowers ;)

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  4. Great uses for the templates- butterflies are genius.

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    1. I've always fancied myself a genius ;) thank you!

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  5. Wow - what a great use of templates - and in a variety of ways other than initally intended! Wished my imagination would go that far....so I'll borrow yours! :)) Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Feel free to borrow my insanity, I mean IMAGINATION, any time! Thanks!

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  6. Yippeee! Celebrate is my favorite template set.

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    1. Until they mailed it to me I never thought I needed it! Silly me!

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  7. Love the bright colors of your layouts! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. I love the butterflies! So clever. I think I need the celebrate set after all!

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    1. Honestly, celebrate was never on my list! And now I'm not sure I could live without it! Crazy world...

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  9. WoooW !!! Love the butterflies beautiful amazing creation. You just gave me an ideas for my class. We are talking about butterflies. I will go and get my stash of paper and start tracing and cutting. Thanks for the great job you do. Just a warning I will follow you. LOL:)

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    1. Follow away! I love new followers! Thank you and good luck with your class :)

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  10. I love both layouts but I must say,,,,,, the one with butterflies is awesome :)

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    1. I think I like that one better, too! Thanks!

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    1. Thank you! The paper is really old My Minds Eye.

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  12. Great use of the templates. I love it

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    1. Thank you for looking and loving ;)

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  13. Love the bright colorful pages and the way you created the butterflies.

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    1. It was time for some brights after all the winter grays! Thanks!

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  14. Love your layouts. I like the challenge of using the templates of only one set. Great idea. Thanks.

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    1. Sometimes I have a hard time being creative WITHOUT a challenge...so I make them up!

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  15. Thanks for so many ideas of ways to use the templates

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    1. I only showed a few... Once you start playing you can come up with tons! Thanks!

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  16. Leave it to my niece to have the most amazing & visually stunning creations I've seen in this blog hop! Am I maybe a little biased? No! Not at all :) In all seriousness tho, I love the paper, the colors, and the uses for these templates!��

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    1. My best and most loyal follower!!! I can be biased, too ;) see?! I told you Kiwi Lane was amazing!

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  17. Fantastic layout, colors and who would have thought to create butterflies with the celebrate templates!!! AWESOME

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    1. All around thank you! I LOVE anything involving all caps! ;)

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  18. You are so creative. Great use of the templates. I especially like how you used the triangles. What a useful template.

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    1. In all my playing, the triangle definitely saw the most action! Thank you!

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  19. Wow loved your ideas. Pages were awesome, loved the colors.

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    1. I just use paper stacks to come up with color combinations for me... Less brain power required and better results!

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  20. Love both layouts but the 1st one is my favorite! You did an awesome job challenging yourself to use only the one set.

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    1. Sometimes I can't accomplish anything unless I trick my brain into thinking there is some type of competition going on! Thanks :)

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  21. What an awesome set of layouts!! I LOVE how you turned the balloons into butterfly wings, that is genius!!

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    1. After I started playing around with the balloons, all I could see was butterflies! I'm glad everyone liked them!

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  22. First of all, I love the name of your blog!!!
    Both layout are so cute. I would never have thought of using the banner things like you did to make a border. Love it.

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    1. My blog name is courtesy of my lovely husband who refers to my crafty stuff as "scrap crap" and asks when I am "crapbooking" next... But it makes for a fun title! :)

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  23. I love your layouts...so cute. I loved that you stuck with only the Celebrate set..... You did an amazing job of using them in unique ways. I really liked the butterflies made out of the balloons.... You are very creative.

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    1. One can never hear that they are creative too often! :) thank you!

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  24. Wow, both of these layouts are fantastic! I love the colors along with the pinwheels and butterflies.

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    1. I think pinwheels and butterflies need bright colors! Thanks :)

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  25. Amazing layouts. You are very creative and talented. I always look for your layouts when checking out the DT Doodles sketch challenge. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Oh how embarrassing! I never thought anyone actually LOOKED at my DT Doodles layouts... Hopefully they have all been up to par lately! Thanks :)

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  26. Love the ways you used these templates on your projects!

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    1. Thanks for visiting my little blog!

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  27. I have got to figure out how to make my brain think the way your's does! Until that happens I hope you don't mind me scrap lifting your ideas. :) Great pages hands down!!!

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    1. Scrap lift til the cows come home! My brain is fueled by caffeine and sugar and sleep deprivation... So try that next time ;) thanks!

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  28. Wow, those colors are stunning on the second LO especially...LOVE them both, thanks for the inspiration.

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    1. I am a HUGE fan of paper stacks! No color guess work required! Thank you :)

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  29. Thanks for the inventive ideas for using our Kiwi Lane templates. You are pushing me to think outside the box and I picked up quite a few tips.

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    1. I have so many templates now that I need to think out of the box to keep things fresh! Scrapping must go on!!

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  30. Your layouts are fantastic. I love how you made the butterflies!

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    1. I'm glad I did! They seem to be a pretty big hit ;) thanks!

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  31. great idea for butterflies, now you have me thinking about other uses for these shapes. loved the colours that you used

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    1. I made someone think! Success! ;) let me know what ideas you come up with...! Thank you!

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  32. I love how bright and fun everything is!! Loved playing along with you this month!

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    1. You too!! This was a good hop :)

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  33. O.K. LOVE LOVE LOVE your pages. Love the way you used the triangles on your first page. And love the butterflies on the second just like everyone else!!! Super talented lady!!!!

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    1. Oh so honored!!! A nice comment from Mrs. Kiwi Blog herself! Thank you so much for letting me participate :)

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