Friday, June 7, 2013

Kiwi Lane Designs June Blog Hop (Giveaway)

Hi friends!  I hope you're having a great day!  A while back I was asked to participate in the June Kiwi Lane Designs Blog Hop and I can't believe how fast the time has flown!  I don't think anything makes time go by fast than having a new baby!

You should be coming from Karen Weingartner's Blog.  If not, hop on back to the Kiwi Lane Designs Blog to start the hop!  Leave a comment at all the blogs on the hop for a chance to win a $25 gift card to Kiwi Lane Designs.  One random winner will be drawn from all the blogs on the list (including the Kiwi Lane Blog.)  I will also be having a giveaway at the end of this post.

This was my first time using the designer templates from Kiwi Lane and they were a lot of fun to work with.  I got to work with the Playtime set.  I do a lot of moving things around when I create so these templates are perfect for me.  I managed not to waste any paper making this layout.

Full layout.

Right side.

Left side.

Title card with dragonfly from the set.  I cut the dragonfly out of the green paper and then used the pink paper behind it.  Not sure if you can tell.

Arrow template with a glassine bag.  I didn't want to cover up too much of this paper because it's one of my favorites.

Shield/road sign template turned on it's side to create a journalling area.

Arrow template again, on the layout it points to the picture that the journalling is about.

The dragonfly I cut out of the title card.

Giveaway: In addition to a chance to win the $25 gift certificate to Kiwi Lane, leave a comment on this post if you'd like to win the templates I worked with for this post.  I will send my set to one random winner.  All you have to do is comment.

Next up on the hop is Melissa Dehne.  And here's the whole blog order, in case you need it.



  • Kiwi Lane http://kiwilane.com/here/blog/
  • Omgits Emily http://omgitsemily074.blogspot.com/
  • Kristy Mackeen - http://mamasanity.blogspot.com
  • Heidi Trejo http://www.polkadotpixies.com/
  • Brenda Smith -http://www.Theimperfectscrapper.blogspot.com
  • Leslie Prinkki - http://www.scrapsofmine.blogspot.com
  • Karen Weingartner www.paperheartcrafts.blogspot.com
  • Ashley Newell - http://hearthugsdesigns.blogspot.com
  • Melissa Dehne- http://www.abitofscrappygoodness.blogspot.com/


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    51 comments:

    Katherine said...

    I love the way you used the dragonfly -the pink & green is really striking. I also hadn't thought of cutting anything out of vellum -great idea! Love the layers without losing the pattern on the paper! I'm a new follower!

    Kristina MacKeen said...

    Congratulations on the new baby. Your layout game out wonderful!

    Karen Prusiewicz said...

    What a cutie! Love the arrow template.

    Kerry said...

    Great pages Ashley! Love that glassine arrow...I need to work with more glassine/velum I think (such a great way to layer/add a new element without taking away from great patterned papers!)

    Julie said...

    This is perfect. I love to use these divided page protectors and now I have inspiration to use the Kiwi Lane templates with them. Thanks!

    Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

    sweet pages and pictures. I love how Kiwi Lane promotes adding more pictures than just one on a page!

    Cherie said...

    Cute a sweet layout. Love the tips and journaling ideas.

    Basement Stamper said...

    Fabulous pages, glad to see all the darling pictures of her on this.

    Juliana Hill said...

    I love how you used them with the project life layouts! Makes adding fun embellishments easier!

    Roseanna C said...

    thanks for the inspiration and ideas

    Mary said...

    Congratulations on your new bundle of joy! Great layout, I like the idea of cutting the shape out of the top paper.

    lindanell said...

    I love the fact that you are leaving this legacy to your child.

    TINA said...

    Your baby is adorable! Thanks for a chance to win! I NEED that arrow!!!

    Melanie said...

    Love how you did your page! I am trying to do something similar to PL and always have a hard time making it look nice. Thanks for the great inspiration!

    Venetia Holbrook said...

    I love how you did these. Great job!

    Niki Wilson said...

    Oh I love this page! What a sweet page!

    Cathryn said...

    Such a great use of the templates. Love your pages!

    Jodi Linton said...

    Your layout is amazing. I love the use of the templates. I really love the arrows. Great job!

    Heather (goldiecar) said...

    Super fun Project Life layout!!

    Alycia said...

    Your kids are adorable and your layout is so sweet!

    Angie Grainger said...

    I like how you utilized the negative space with your dragonfly design. Great ideas!

    Monique Liedtke said...

    Awesome PL spread!! Love how you used the shapes!!

    Lillian Child said...

    Really fun uses on those templates, Ashley! Lovely pages!

    lydbug said...

    great LO's. loved how you used the templates.

    Alisha B said...

    Good job for your first time.

    Scrapping Nana said...

    Great way to use the arrow template.

    Teresa Godines #6857 said...

    your layouts are so sweet. Beautiful family. TFS

    Sue D said...

    Wonderful layout--love the dragonfly.
    Would love to win templates.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

    Shelley said...

    Wonderful layouts and beautiful family!

    Robin B. said...

    Pretty layouts, I love all of the details.

    Mitsharia said...

    Wow! This is great. Loved seeing how you can use the templates with a project life type layout.

    Gail said...

    This is beautiful! A great use of the templates! Thanks for sharing!

    Diane said...

    Simply Beautiful!!!

    Beth Halpin said...

    I just started project life and I love how you used the Kiwi Lane templates! You have given me some great ideas!

    Angi Barrs said...

    You are rocking the Project Life. Love this. That arrow is so super cute too.

    xxsquigglesxx said...

    Your layout is awesome! Wonderful pictures as well!

    tricia said...

    love how you used these in project life! great layouts.

    jcobb said...

    Fantastic layout...and beautiful baby!

    Dawn McDowell said...

    oh what a cutie pie, but also how cute and simple to use the templates to accent your PL cards.

    Natalie said...

    Love the butterfly title card!

    libbym said...

    Thanks for sharing your awesome works! Such a sweet little baby!

    Karen Weingartner said...

    Great layouts! I also need to check out your recipes! Thanks for sharing!

    OohlalaCr8tions said...

    Great layout! Love how u can use the templates for project life! Thanks for sharing!

    Staci said...

    Fantastic Project Life Spread! I love it!

    Colleen Wallace said...

    Love it! Thanks for sharing!

    scrappyfrannine said...

    Great layout...such sweet pics. TFS

    SandiB said...

    What a wonderful two page layout. Love all the great details and how you used the templates. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.

    Janis said...

    Love your layouts with the combo of journaling and photos and not a super lot of extra frill. Thank you for the chance to win!

    Holly said...

    Cute layouts!

    Kelly M said...

    Great idea using the templates with PL, looks great!

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