Friday, October 4, 2013

Kiwi Lane Blog Hop

     Welcome to the Kiwi Lane blog hop.  You should have arrived here from La-Vie's blog.  If you  happen to get lost along the way you can always head back to Kiwi Lane's blog for the complete blog order.
      I am very excited to be included in the hop, and couldn't wait to see what designer templates I'd get to work with.  I was graciously sent the Tiny Holiday and Abbie Road Mini sets.  I think the Tiny Holiday set could be used on both cards and layouts.  The Abbie Road is definitely geared more towards cards, but I could see using them as boarders for journalling or certain pictures on a layout.  The products really are very versatile. 
    Since National Card Making Day is during the hop, and there is a fun challenge at Kiwi Lane in honor of that, I made two different cards.  Be sure you check the challenge out, and get in on the fun!
    My first card is very clean and simple.  I used one of the borders and the ornament from the holiday set.   I wanted to show how easy the sets are to use for different ideas, so I turned the ornament upside down and turned them into balloons.  The balloons have some stickels on them for a bit of interest, and I used twine for the balloon strings.  

     For my second card I wanted to have less white space so I used both the A and B sides of the borders, but cut them in different spots.  I then tucked on pumpkin under part of the boarder and popped the other up with foam dots.  A few fall stickers and I was good to go.  There is a lot of depth and interest, but with the  matching waves it doesn't look overly busy...I love it! 
     Do do you want to get a chance to use the awesome KLD templates!?  Of course you do!  All you have to leave is leave a comment on the blogs along the way, and a random winner will get a $25 gift certificate to the shop.  Winner to be announced October 10th on their blog.  Good Luck!
     Thank you so much for joining us.  I'm glad you're here!  I hope you'll follow my blog and Facebook page to see more of my creations.  Now head on to Jennifer's blog to see her awesome work.

Blog Order:

  1. Kiwi Lane - Start here
  2. La-Vie Borde-Perry
  3. Lyne Schnable-Blodgett - You are here
  4. Jennifer Budge 
  5. Meka Matthews
  6. Jen Nicholes  
  7. Joan Holmes Leitch
  8. Michelle King Beaudry
  9. Gail Owens  


I'd love if you followed me to see all my new ideas!  I have all my links in the upper right corner.  Thanks again!



83 comments:

  1. love the second card with the paisley look

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  2. I'm loving the bday card so easy but so cute!!!

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    1. Thank you so much! I love both cards for completely different reasons.

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  3. Cute turning the ornaments into balloons! I never would have thought of that... :)

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    1. Woohoo - that's my whole goal - show someone something they hadn't thought of. Thank you...that made my day

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  4. Great use of your templates, love the way you turned your ornaments into balloons. Really creative.
    Happy Scrappin Carrie
    http://carrieshappyscrappin.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you Carrie - off to check out your blog

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  5. Really like your cards, they show the versatility of the templates, thanks for the ideas.

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    1. Thanks for checking out my cards Roseanna

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  6. I always love when someone uses a template for a different design. I love the fall card too. Your paper choices are excellent!!

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    1. Thanks so much Anna - paper matching is the hardest part for me

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  7. I love seeing how the templates can be used in different ways. Thanks!

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  8. Wow, these are both wonderful cards. I love the balloons.

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    1. Thanks so much Rhonda - The balloons really seem to be a hit

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  9. What fun ideas on how to use the templates! TFS!!!

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    1. Thank you Deborah - hope you got lots of inspiration along the hop

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  10. Both cards are great but I really likes the idea of flipping the ornament to make balloon. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Thank you Janice - I'm glad I could share something useful.

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  11. Esp love the printed pumpkins on your second one!!! Gorgeous.
    <3 J

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    1. Thanks Janis - that paper is from my local Hobby Lobby and I just love it too.

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    1. I do too ScrappinChick - it's my second favorite season

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  13. Beautiful cards. The paper patterns and colors are so pretty.

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    1. Thank you Amy. The papers are from Echo Park and Hobby Lobby

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  14. Wonderful cards and I like how you turned the ornament into a balloon.

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  15. Love the pumpkins and fall colors.

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    1. Thank you Theresa - isn't fall just so fun!

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  16. I love the idea for the balloons! Great way to get double duty from one set.

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    1. As kitchen guru Alton Brown would say...no unitaskers allowed!

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  17. I love how your thought out of the box!! Beautiful cards!

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    1. Thank you so much - the comments mean so much

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  18. Love that you used the ornament for the balloon, very creative.

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    1. Thank you Jennifer - I get a good idea every once in awhile...haha

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  19. Great cards, I love those balloons!

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  20. Love the colour combo on the pumpkin card

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  21. Both cards are lovely. Love the balloons.

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  22. both cards have a totally distinct look but both are great!

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    1. Thank you Terylswife - I wanted to show how versitile the templates were to every style

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  23. Great projects! Now, can I borrow those templates??? Pretty please? LOL!

    La-Vie B.
    Follow me at C’est La-Vie Designs Unlimited, LLC

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  24. The balloon card is simply adorable! Would be so perfect for a little boy or girl!

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    1. That was my thought Michelle - thank you for noticing!

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  25. Oh my I love your cards. I love how you did the pumpkins tucked into the wavy bottom. Very nice job!

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    1. Thank you Pam - this was only my second time using KLD

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  26. Lyne-- The are such cute cards, and I love the papers you used :-)

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  27. Both the cards are great. thanks for the inspiration.

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  28. Love your "ornament" balloons. I love that you showed a different way to use the templates. Great way to think outside the box.

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    1. Thank you Natalie - Outside the box is hard for me...I'm your typical accountant...I like my rules...haha

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  29. Beautiful work, Lynn, very attractive and clean!

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    1. Thank you peachy - I think clean would describe my style well

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  30. Great cards! I love the balloons!
    Ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Thank you Heather - I think the balloon were pretty clever myself ;-)

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  31. Love your card: the elegant pumpkins are beautiful!!

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    1. Thank you Helen - the pumpkins are some of my favorite paper

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  32. Cute cards! I really like the fussy cutting on your second card of the designs.

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    1. Thank you Mary - using Kiwi hardly seems like fussy cutting at all though

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  33. Love your cards! Isn't Kiwi Lane awesome?! Love em!

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  34. Sometimes simple is better! Love how you tucked the pumpkin behind the border. Very cute!

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    1. Thank you Carrie - I thought tucking it made it so the busy paper didn't overwhelm everything else.

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  35. Fun cards! I love the Kiwi templates they are soo cool!

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    1. Thank you Jenna - KLD came up with a great concept.

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  36. Cute cards. I have also made one with the balloons.

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    1. I saw and you did an awesome job too! Have you been using KL templates long?

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  37. I wanted to drop a comment and say thank you to everyone for their lovely comments. The comments make the work of blogging all worth it.

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