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--------
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/