Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Off you go!!

This month my daughter headed off to Grade 8. Rather a big deal!  She played it cool (even though Mama here knows otherwise. :))

This month Simple Stories has teamed up with Kiwi Lane Designs and we got some super fun templates to work with.  
I received three different sets (Tiny Brackets AccessoryJourney Accesory, and Sunnybrook Lane). These are super fun templates and I wanted to incorporate one template from each of these collections on to my layout.

I also used the Smarty Pants collection to create my page. There's so many great colors and designs in this collection. I love it!


The middle section of my layout I used the long & curvy templates from Sunnybrook Lane and traced them onto some navy patterned paper. I then outline the edges in a white gel pen.

The title 'spot' I used a template from the Journey accesory collection, tracing it onto some green patterned paper and then adhering some letter stickers to create my title & some chipboard stars & a brad/pencil embellishment.  I adhere that to my layout using some foam squares.


I added some stickers & chipboard embellishments in various places throughout my layout.


On the lower right corner and upper left corner of my layout I used a bracket shaped template from the Tiny Brackets accesory kit. 

I first traced the template onto the red patterned paper.  (TIP: When tracing templates like these it's often a good idea to flip the template over and then trace the image on the backside of the paper you are planning to use. That way the pencil/pen lines will not show.)  Here I wanted the red speckled-like paper to be on the top so I traced the template on the 'lined' side.


Here's a closer look at where I used one of those red cut out bracket shapes.  On these pieces I outlined them in black pen.

These templates are super easy & so fun to use! Thanks Kiwi Lane Designs!
Thanks for stopping by.

Supplies used:
Simple Stories Smarty Pants collection
  • Fundamental Cardstock Stickers |#3402
  • Expression Cardstock Stickers | #3403
  • Chipboard | #3428
  • Brads | #3427
  • School Spirit |#3407
  • 3x4 Journaling Card Elements |#3410
  • 2x12 Border & 4x12 Title Strip Elements |#3414
  • Bingo Cards/Stars |#3416
  • Red Composition/Elementary |#3417
  • Blue Composition/Elementary |#3419
  • Green Composition/Elementary |#3421
Other supplies: Xyron (Mega Runner), Reminisce (white gel pen), Uniball Signo (black gel pen)

Now ... here's the fun part to my post today!!!

That's right!
I'm going to giveaway ALL 3 sets of Kiwi Lane Templates (like the ones that I used on my layout today). PLUS I'm going to throw in an extra template called "Happy Trails ... just because!)

All you have to do to enter this little giveaway is leave me a comment here on my blog post telling me why you'd like to win these templates.
Deadline is Sunday, September 29th, 2013.  Winner will be announced on Monday, September 30th!!


  1. I would luv, luv, LOVE to win these templates! I just found this company a couple of months ago, and have been following them and their blog hop since then. I have started to order several times, but just don't know where to begin. These would give me a good variety and a new tool to use in my scrapbooking and card making. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

  2. These are the coolest things! Would love the chance to win & play!! :-)

  3. I've become more into scrapbooking and card making this year and enjoy the quiet moments in between busy family life to create something beautiful. I've started collecting and would love to add to my collection.

    1. Congratulations Ruth!! You won my giveaway!
      Please send me an email and I'll get these goodies off to you!