Friday, October 4, 2013

Kiwi Lane Designs October Blog Hop


Here's a sneak peek of my project. Can you guess what I made or which products I used? Hmmmm.


If you haven't guessed, I'm honored to participate in the October Kiwi Lane Designs Blog Hop which starts at the KLD blog! Never heard of KLD? Well you're in for a treat! This wonderful company has created templates to make your scrapbooking, cardmaking and beyond POP! This month it's a double dose all in one day! First we have the blog hop and second, some amazing challenges for World Cardmaking Day! Be sure to get in on all the fun!


Please comment on all the blogs in the hop for a chance to win!! A random participant from ONE of the hop blogs (including the Kiwi Lane blog), will win a $25 gift certificate to the Kiwi Lane Shop. The winner will be announced on the Kiwi Lane blog on Thursday, October 10th. 

EXTRA INTERNATIONAL BLOG CANDY ALERT!!!!! Kiwi Lane Designs graciously donated the Mini Aspen Court templates to give away on my blog! Please follow me at the following places to be entered to win! One winner from anywhere in the world will be announced right here on Thursday, October 10th. Remember, one comment gets you entry into both contests if you follow me on...
  • bloglovin AND in blogger (see buttons of the sidebar of this blog)
  • Pinterest
  • Twitter 
  • Facebook fan page
  • YouTube
  • Instagram! My user name is laviebordeperry
  • Leave me ONE comment telling me how you like KLD and my project, plus where you followed me AND all your user names in those places. Entries that I cannot verify will be disqualified.
Ok! On with the post! 
Here's s my 5 x 7 inch card designed with Kiwi Lane Designs Templates Tiny Accents $10.95 and Mini Aspen Court on sale this month for $14.35. The cardstock is from DCWV The Glitter Sweet Stack and the sentiment is from Stampin' Up!



Supplies:
  • Kiwi Lane Designs Templates - Tiny Accents 6T and Mini Aspen Court 3B, 2A, 1B
  • Card base - American Crafts 5x7 pink card
  • Cardstock - DCWV The Glitter Sweet Stack
  • Sentiment - Stampin' Up! Eat Chocolate stamp set
  • Ink - Tim Holtz: Broken China, Walnut Stain, Worn Lipstick and Memento Rich Cocoa
  • Adhesive - Scotch ATG and Zots glue dots

It was easy to work with these templates. To start the process I laid out the templates on my project and played around until I thought I had a perfect mix of the templates. They also can be flipped over to reach the desired effect. Then I decided to use one DCWV 8x8 stack so I could choose all coordinating cardstock in a jiffy. The next step was a snap! I placed the templates on the cardstock traced it (you can do it on the back if you want) and fussy cut it with my Elizabeth crafts spring action scissors. Inking the edges are a must! Once I applied the pieces to the card base, I cut off the excess for a clean edge. Using glue dots, I anchored the cog cut and any other areas that were sticking up.

Guess what? the word chocolate is not stamped! It was in the middle of the cardstock but with the tiny accessories template I was able to see through to the make sure I didn't cut off any letters. The fact that they templates are see through make all the difference! 

Here's a closeup of the sentiment "I would give up chocolate but I'm no quitter!" PERFECT!!


I must say I have had a ball using Kiwi Lane Designs templates and I have gotten over the fear of hand cutting. It's nice to have options to keep the creativity flowing. And oOe thing you might not know about KLD... once you're accepted to participate in their blog hop, they send you the templates to work with for FREE!! Whoop whoop!! Go get it girls (and boys)!! 

Next, you're headed to the talented Lyne Schnable-Blodgett's blog! Thanks for hopping by!

Challenges:
D.L.ART - anything goes

La-Vie

89 comments:

  1. I like the little flags in the cupcakes...I wouldn't have thought of that!

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    1. Hi Emmie! Those elements were all in the cardstock! Strategically placed Kiwi Lane templates makes it look like I did much more work than I actually did! Score!!! Thanks for stopping by!

      La-Vie

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  2. That paper is adorable! I love how you lined up the cupcakes perfectly along the edge of your template :)

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    1. Hi Tina! The see through Kiwi Lane templates make it so simple to get just the right designs highlighted on the cardstock! Thanks for stopping by!

      La-Vie

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  3. Such a fun card La-Vie - Great job!

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  4. Great work la-vie love the card.

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  5. Love your card. Thanks so much for sharing :)

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  6. Cute cupcakes. I am a new follower of your blog, pinterest and FB page.
    Thanks for the inspiration.
    Happy Scrappin Carrie
    http://carrieshappyscrappin.blogspot.com/

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    1. Hi Carrie! Thanks so much for your kind comments and for following me on social media. I am following your blog by email. Please let me know if you are on any other social media where I can follow you and I will.

      La-Vie

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  7. Cute card, I like all the layers, thanks for the inspiration.
    I am a new follower on your blog and facebook.

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    1. Hi Roseanna! Thanks for following me here and on FB. Your kind comments made me smile!

      La-Vie

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  8. SQUEEK!!! I LOVE IT !!!! Is that a rubber stamp or a clear stamp for the chocolate quote? You Rock!!!

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    1. Hi Anna! Thanks so much for your kind comments and sound effects! The sentiment is a rubber cling stamp from Stampin' Up!

      La-Vie

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  9. Cute card and so true. Love the colors you used and the little cupcake.

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  10. What a fun card. I love how you used the templates together.

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  11. Thanks for sharing--love the colors!

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    1. Thanks so much for your kind comment and for stopping by!

      La-Vie

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  12. I really like all of the wavy-ness.

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  13. Adorable card. I love the different cut pieces. Great job.

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  14. I forgot to say I follow you on Bloglovin.

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  15. Cute card and sentiment! I like how versatile KLD templates are. I follow your blog with Bloglovin as Sue Downey, GFC as Sue D and YouTube as Sue D
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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    1. Thanks for your continued support Sue and for your kind comments!

      La-Vie

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  16. The templates look very versatile

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  17. Cute card, I am following you on pintrest username theresabsn. This is my first blog hop. Loving it so far.

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    1. Oh Theresa!! It was your first blog hop?! Very cool one to start with! I bet you're hooked. Thanks for following me and for hopping by!

      La-Vie

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  18. Cute card! And I agree, I wouldn't give up chocolate either!

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  19. Your card is so fun! This is my first time following a kiwi lane hop. I follow you on pinterest and google. My pinterest name is juliee181 and my google name is juliee

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    1. Thanks Julie for following me and for leaving such a nice comment! I am glad you decided to hop this month and we had a chance to meet.

      La-Vie

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  20. Wow! Your cards are beautiful. I don't do cards, but looking at all of you cards makes me consider it. My user name is lageise and I'm following you on Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

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    1. Thanks so much for your kind comments and for following me! Cards are awesome! Give 'em a try. It's quick, simple and offers instant gratification. I have years of inspiration on this blog and most of it is cards. I'd love to see your work and follow you as well. please send me your links when you have a chance.

      La-Vie

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  21. I love your card!! I will have to get these templates. I started following all your boards on pinterest lol Your art is awesome!

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    1. Thanks so much for your kind comments and for following me! KLD has so many templates to choose from. Have fun choosing!

      La-Vie

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  22. Adorable Card- I followed you on Facebook (Jenni DeBeni Key), I followed you on Pinterest-( Jenni Key), I followed your blog (bearlover41@hotmail.com), I followed you on Google (Jenni2411)

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    1. Thanks so much for your kind comments and for following me!

      La-Vie

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  23. What a great card! I love how you used the templates.

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  24. Love the sentiment and the border lace

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  25. Love the sentiment. I know I can't give up chocolate.

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  26. dang, now I"m craving some chocolate ;)
    Cute card!

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    1. Me too... Godiva!! Thanks so much for hopping by!

      La-Vie

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  27. ooooh! Sparkley! Love the glittered paper & the sentiment!

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  28. Cute card and I love how you stamped that sentiment to go along with your Chocolate theme.....I'm no quitter....so cute and funny.

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    1. Thanks so much for your kind comments. I was going for the cute and funny style - so glad you liked it!

      La-Vie

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    1. Thanks so much Susie Q (just had to call you that) hugs!

      La-Vie

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  30. What a cute card, and it made me LOL! :-D

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  31. Cute card. I love the templates you used and the colors.

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  32. Great card! I followed you on blog lovin (heather Vernau gray) and blogger (heather & Steve gray)
    Ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Thanks so much for your kind comments and for following me!

      La-Vie

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    1. Thanks so much! Makes me wanna go get some... Godiva!!

      La-Vie

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  34. Cute card: love that is about chocolate!! :-D

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  35. The card is so cute and I feel the same way about chocolate! I am a blogger follower. The Kiwi Lane Templates are so fun to work with.

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    1. Thanks so much for your kind comments and for following me! I agree! The KLD templates are a ball of fun. I taught my daughter how to use them. We'll be posting Christmas cards we made for OWH soon. stay tuned!!

      La-Vie

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  36. I love how you lined up your wording. Very clever! I'm now following you on Blogspot & blogger.

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    1. Thanks so much for your kind comments and for following me!

      La-Vie

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    2. Carrie!! Good News!! You win my giveaway for the KLD templates!! Be sure to check the KLD blog tomorrow to find out their winner as well. Congrats. Please email me your full address and your templates will be in the mail to you by early next week!!

      La-Vie

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  37. Yummy card. I love this layout!

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  38. I like the color combinations you used.

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    1. Thanks so much!! I'm no longer afraid of the Kiwi Lane templates. I plan on getting some more soon.

      La-Vie

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