Kiwi Lane Designs- May Blog Hop!!

Hooray! Hooray! It's the third of May, which means it is time for the Kiwi Lane Blog Hop! I am lucky enough to be the first hop after the Kiwi Lane Blog. If you are new here, welcome! I'm Venetia, and I make stuff!

I got to play with the Brackets Designer Template for my go at the blog hop, and I am so excited to share my scrapbooking ideas with you.

The Brackets Designer templates are a great multi-use tool. I am pretty particular about my supplies, I like to be able to get a lot of use out of tools. For this blog hop I created a layout, a mini-album, and a Mixed-Media Canvas using the Brackets. I can also see using them in the future as misting masks, card templates, and for creating custom gift bags.

For the layout, I used the Bracket and Scallops designer templates. Using the Kiwi Lane templates helped to tie together these papers from different collections into a fun layout celebrating my oldest and her missing front tooth. I especially like how the layering adds dimension to the layout.


For my youngest, I decided to make a mini. I used all three brackets templates to design the mini.


I traced the templates on plain chipboard and added straight lines to the middle templates to elongate them so they would fit a picture.





Then, I cut the chipboard, and covered it using papers in my daughter's favorite colors and patterns.




For the embellishments, I made sure that I had a ton of flowers, sparkles, and ribbon. My youngest loves frilly, sparkly things, and using the templates was the perfect way to make a mini fit for my little princess.




This mini is her new favorite book. She loves looking at her pictures and telling me what she is doing in each.









Finally, I integrated brackets into art journaling, and created an art journaling canvas using the bracket and scallops templates. The templates definitely added great touches to the final project, I love how they worked for the brackets around the heart.




 

Kiwi Lane is giving away a $25 Gift Certificate for the Kiwi Lane Shop to a random commenter from one of the participating blogs. I am adding to the fun and giving away a different $25 Kiwi Lane gift card to a random follower of my blog!  So if you aren't a follower now, join the fun so you can be entered by using the Google Connect or Networked blogs widgets.

 
Next, I am so incredibly happy to send you off to the wonderfully talented Heather Conklin. I love her dearly, and she is amazingly talented. All the stops have really done amazing things for the Kiwi Lane Hop, so have fun hopping!
 
 
Kiwi Lane Blog Hop Lineup--------
 

Kiwi Lane

 You are here ----->Venetia Holbrook www.atomicvenetia.blogspot.com

Heather Conklin http://goldiecar.blogspot.com
Jana Eubank http://www.janaeubank.wordpress.com
Jen McDermott http://wonkywares.blogspot.com
Jennifer Budge: http://www.thingsthaticreate.wordpress.com
Catherine Povec www.tybearsmom.blogspot.com
Gail Owens www.glowormdesigns.blogspot.com
Erin Schultz www.trailofscraps.blogspot.com
Jenn Nicholes http://craftingmoments.wordpress.com/


 
 
 
 


54 comments:

  1. Holy cow, girly! All of your projects are amazing, but that art piece blew me away- A.MA.ZING!!

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  2. I love all your projects and I love the colors.

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  3. My first time here via the Hop...Love your work...(hope this is where I post for the gift :) ) Will be back!!

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  4. Susan, for the Kiwi gift you are good, for mine, use one of the follow widgets on the left :)

    Thanks for visiting ladies.

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  5. I love the way you used the templates for your mini - I've been working on a ton of these lately, and it's given me a new idea. Thank you!

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  6. Love all of your projects. Beautiful use of colors and papers.

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  7. Very pretty. Love the way you used the templates in so many different ways!

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  8. I love the way that you used all three brackets on one project!

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  9. Cute projects!! Love the mini especially! It's so stinking adorable!

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  10. Holy COW that mini album is AMAZING!!! I now follow your blog and I am so happy I found you!

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  11. You KNOW I'm in awe. Seriously. The way you used the brackets to make the mini album is crazy amazing. Can I be you?

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  12. Nice work! Love the bright colors

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  13. Woweee! You are so awesome! I love all of your projects, but I think I love the mini album best. I never thought to use them for a mini!

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  14. I really like your mini album! My daughter would love one of her own... perhaps I'll have to work on one with her in the near future. Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  15. Thank you for all of the great ideas..

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  16. LOVE! Especially that mini--what an easy and pretty way to get that nice bracket edge on the chipboard! And, I love the mixed media piece. So pretty.

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  17. wow, love the brackets for a mini album, hadn't thought of that (my brain is like that, lol)

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  18. Wow--You do color well!! It is eye-candy and makes me happy to look at the "stuff" you make.

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  19. WOW that is some fun stuff you are making!! I like the framing you did with multiple brackets.

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  20. Love how you used the brackets to make a mini-album. Very creative!!

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  21. I like how you have used the brackets layered up and to create the mini book. A nice look!

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  22. I like the plaque. Very interesting!!

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  23. Great use of the brackets template on your projects. I am a follower.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  24. Wow, Venetia, you are talented! I loved them all.

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  25. Great ideas!! I love using the brackets and now I have some new inspiration!

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  26. Haha, that paper kind of looks like teeth with some missing...how appropriate! Thanks for sharing!

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  27. I didn't know KLD had a bracket template. I have been looking for a good one!

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  28. What a great idea to use the graduated sizes of the brackets to create a mini album! I also love the look that the different sizes of brackets brings to your layout.

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  29. Love your creations!! Thanks for sharing!

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  30. Beautiful work. I would love to start following your blog for more inspiration. Happy NSD!

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  31. happy NSD... love your art... thx for the inspiration, Cyndi_b

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  32. Super cute,love the toothless layout! Just became a blog follower too :)

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  33. Love the book idea using the brackets! I have to make one now!

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  34. the mini book is just awesome i love the strong black line flowers

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  35. wow! my first blog visit and I learned a terrific way to use my KLD bracket templates. I especially like the idea of using them to create a mini album. That idea inspired me to use them for my banner pieces.

    April Storie, storieland@yahoo.com

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  36. Beautiful work, Venetia! Everything you create inspires me :)

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  37. Oooh, I would use the brackets template all the time. Love how you used it in so many ways...the mini album is fabulous!

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  38. I am a new follower and just love your design style!

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  39. Love the colors of your designs. I can't wait to get my templates!
    :)
    Tamera
    MyHeartBelongsinFirst
    Kaizactan2001@yahoo.com

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  40. Hi.. Love the Site and the Chipboard Album. Happy Scrapping Day!!

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  41. I love the chipboard album. What a great way to use the templates.
    Happy Hoppin!
    Deonna

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  42. Love your use of bright colors!

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  43. Thanks for the Toothless page. Great inspiration.

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  44. Great projects! It makes me want to pull out my brackets and scallops and go to work on creating something fun.

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  45. great use of the brackets hopping along to next blog how much fun

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