Friday, May 3, 2013

Lots and Lots of Scallops!! Kiwi Lane Designs May Blog Hop

Welcome to the Kiwi Lane Designs May Blog Hop!
You should be coming from Venetia's blog. If you are just stopping by, make sure that you start from the beginning to see all of the fun projects we are sharing today. If you have been hopping, you'll know that Kiwi Lane Designs is giving away a $25 gift certificate to the Kiwi Lane Shop, for leaving a comment at one of the blogs

1.      Kiwi Lane: 
http://kiwilane.com/here/blog/
2.      Venetia Holbrook: www.atomicvenetia.blogspot.com
3.      Heather Conklin: http://goldiecar.blogspot.com  (YOU ARE HERE!)
4.      Jana Eubank:
http://www.janaeubank.wordpress.com
5.      Jen McDermott: http://wonkywares.blogspot.com
6.      Jennifer Budge: http://www.thingsthaticreate.wordpress.com
7.      Catherine Povec: www.tybearsmom.blogspot.com
8.      Gail Owens: www.glowormdesigns.blogspot.com
9.      Erin Schultz: www.trailofscraps.blogspot.com
10.  Jenn Nicholes: http://craftingmoments.wordpress.com/

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Today's blog hop couldn't have come at a better time. My computer actually had to go into the shop, and I was electronic cutter-less. Time to pull out my
Kiwi Lane Designs Templates in Scallops and get to work.

For this first project, I created a banner for my littlest. I used pieces from my April Gossamer Blue kit, some additional white cardstock, Thickers, wood veneer and ric rac from the fabric section of the store.

To start the entire project, I cut triangles of thin chipboard. Then I used the templates at the top of each triangle to trace the pattern of the scallop. I then spray glued each triangle, attached it to the paper. Then cut around the triangle with a kraft knife.
Since I used fairly thin chipboard, I cut through both the paper and the chipboard simultaneously. I then used my Crop-O-Dile to pop out the holes, then strung the banner on the ric rac.
For the decorations on each banner piece, I layered two circles with a Thicker letter. Each is using dimensional adhesive to make it more interesting. The ends have more interesting wood veneer butterflies and some of those adorable Maggie Holmes die cuts.
Doesn't it just look perfect in her room?!?!?! I may have to steal it from her bedroom for her first birthday party.
For my second project, I wanted to cover a Moleskine notebook. My oldest wants to read at three years old. So far, she's memorized two children's books. Not exactly there yet, but we are going to spend the summer working on it. For her notebook, I covered the entire thing in one paper.
Then I layered the Medium Scallop Template in 2A in various papers. Inked them all with ImagineCrafts VersaMagic ink, then glued each layer down in alternating rows.
Lastly I placed a straight piece of paper, with a cute title in Thickers and October Afternoon alphas. Miss I is super proud of her book, and cannot wait to start her lessons. (Ignore the messy room behind her!!)
I loved working with the Scallops Designer Templates. I'm actually trying to figure out how else I can incorporate them into my projects. It was nice not having to depend on my machine!!
Just because I want to share some scrappy love, I have created a cute little card kit to give away to one lovely commenter. I would LOVE if you became a follower, and will give you an extra entry if you follow my blog (LET ME KNOW YOU ARE A FOLLOWER!)! I will draw a name for my personal giveaway on Sunday, May 5th.
Make sure that you check out the KLD blog later today. They are going to post some National Scrapbooking Day challenges later this afternoon!! http://wp.me/p2NTHK-12V

NOW... Head on to JANA EUBANK's blog!!
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53 comments:

  1. Beautiful projects!! You used those scallops well- I never would have thought to use them on the banner like you did, but I love it! I'm going to have to copy. :)

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  2. LOve your Banner and the book cover you made for your daughter is really cute just like she is. TFS

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  3. Love the banner and your adorable little girl!!

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  4. love every project you made

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  5. I love the scallops on her reading book - they are all different papers, but go together so nicely.

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  6. Now I want the scallop template, too! Love the layers.

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  7. I love how you used the scallops on the banner. Clever idea!

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  8. awesome way to use the scallops!!

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  9. Your daughters are adorable! Thank you for all the new scallop ideas! I now follow your blog :)

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  10. I ne er would have thought of layering those scallops. Thanks for the great idea!

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  11. You seriously are awesome! I just love your projects! Such great ideas! (I follow your blog. :) )

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  12. Heather, this is all pure eye-candy!! You.are.awesome!

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  13. I am seriously in LOVE with this banner! The notebook is cute as well and I think my daughter would love both. You are seriously talented! I followed your blog so I can keep up on all the amazing inspiration!!!

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  14. Absolutely fabulous. Both the banner (I never would have thought to use the scallops!) and the super sweet notebook. The scallops even look like little mermaid scales. :)

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  15. love everything on this post! :) i just might have to make a banner like that for my girls ;) (i'm a follower now!!)

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  16. love the scallops along the banner tops!

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  17. Rickrack is a cute way to connect the triangles. I'll have to try that next time. And WOW to the layered scallops. Thanks for sharing!

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  18. Love Isla's reading notebook. Great idea.

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  19. Love the reading book idea. Will have to keep in mind for my nieces!

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  20. I really like your scallop treatment on the front of Miss I's learning to read book!

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  21. Your projects and cute and clever. I like the layered scallops on the book for your daughter.

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  22. I love the notebook!! That is so cute!

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  23. wonderful projects for your children!
    I am a follower.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  24. I can see this idea on a page with a water theme. Cute

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  25. Beautiful projects, thank you for sharing!

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  26. I have the scallops (i'm a newbie) and what great ways to use them and I LOVE LOVE LOVE the banner!

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  27. I really love the banner. What a great way to use the templates. I am now a follower. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  28. What awesome ideas for those scallops. I never could quite figure out how to make the big ones look good and it looks great on that banner!

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  29. The layered look with the scallops is awesome!! The banner is a must-do project!

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  30. cute projects! and i just became a follower!

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  31. Love the journal cover!! You daughter is beautiful!!

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  32. Super cute projects with the scallop... I love mine. I just started following your blog, looking forward to future inspiration. Happy NSD!

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  33. too cute! I'm going to click to follow your blog.

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  34. happy NSD... I also love making banners, added you to my favorites to follow your blog, thx, Cyndi_b

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  35. Love that banner! I just became a follower too :)

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  36. I have the scallops but never tried them on top of each other like that and LOVE it! Just started following!

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  37. lovely banner and the idea with scallops is brilliant thanks

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  38. wow! thanks for the creative ideas on using the templates - I am learning SO much already.

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  39. Heather, your banner is awesome!!! I love the photo of Rowan in her crib with the banner hanging :) And you know I`m a follower!

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  40. Wow, your banner is so fun and I LOVE that adorable notebook that you decorated for your daughter. I have a 2 1/2 year old grand-daughter and she also has a couple of her favorite books memorized...lol!

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  41. Oh, and I am already a follower!!

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  42. I haven't made a banner yet!
    I am your newest follower!
    :)
    Tamera
    MyHeartBelongsinFirst
    Kaizactan2001@yahoo.com

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  43. I love the banners and the other great designs. You are very talented. I am your NEW FOLLOWER :) Happy Scrapping Day

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  44. I love that card! Looks easy to make, but came out very beautiful and intricate.

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  45. Love how you used the Scallop templates. Also, I am now a follower.

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  46. Love the scallops so happy to have hopped on here new follower NOW

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