Tuesday, July 29, 2014

It's a Beautiful Day in the neighborhood~Kiwi Lane and The Paper Loft

Good morning!  Alicia here with a new Kiwi Lane DT post.  Today, I have created a two page layout with several templates including this month's featured Adventure and Tiny Wacky along with  The Paper Loft's Gear Head and Truly Scrumptious collections. 

I took these pictures one spring morning while walking the dog.  I love my neighborhood, it is very old but eclectic.  My house is over 100 years and most of the homes around mine are also about that age.  We are on a hill over looking downtown in Cincinnati, Ohio.  Cincinnati has reputedly "Seven Hills" but that is a disputed nickname.  Many of the nearby homes take advantage of the view with crow's nest and decks.  Just beyond downtown is the Ohio River and the hills of Kentucky, it is a beautiful urban view.

Here I have used Tiny Wacky 2T for a cloud and Tag 1 with Creative Memories sticker letters.

These arrows are from the Adventure template set.  The title is cut from The Paper Loft papers and two different Cricut cartridges.  I used Creative Memories Traveler Road Trip font (my new favorite Cricut font) and Give a Hoot.  The "Beautiful" and "day" were from two different phrase images, so I cut them with the machine and then cut the phrase apart and created the words I wanted.  I also used http://www.mycutsearch.com/ for the first time.  Instead of going through all my Cricut books (although I don't own nearly as many as most Cricut lovers), I searched this website suggested by my friend and fellow blogger.  It is a pretty darn good search engine!  I found I had a couple of words (but not neighborhood) that I need.  I cut them and then found a font for the rest of the words that looked good with the phrases and cut the rest of the words.  It may be a little hard to tell but the orange letters have a pink shadow layer.

I did not have very many flower templates from Kiwi Lane so I created this flower with a couple of Nature templates 1 & 5.  One is a flower and the other a leaf.  I cut the leaves down a bit to fit inside the actual flower for more layered looking flower.  I also used markers to give the new "flower" petals some detail.  I actually used the leaf template for leaves and cut those out of green papers and highlighted on the edges with green pen.  I used a punch for the center and added a Prima pearl.


Kiwi Lane Designs:
Tiny Wacky 2T
Adventure 3 & 4
Tags 1
Nature 1 & 5
Celebrate 5T
Sentiments 1A & 1B
Clara Lane 2A, 2B, 3A & 3B

The Paper Loft:
Gear Head Overdrive, Torque, Horsepower
Truly Scrumptious Exquisite, Heavenly, Splendid, Sugar Coated, Delicious

Other Products:

Cricut CM Traveler Road Trip Font
Give a Hoot Phrases
Creative Memories punch
Prima Pearl
Quick Quotes Powder Puff chalks

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

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  1. Beautiful layout, Alicia, love those templetes. Great papers, colors and elements.


  2. Beautiful flower and project. Thank you for Linking Up at PDE Linky Party.
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  3. Super cute LO! Thanks for linking up at PDE!! DT Lee-Ann :)

  4. Beautiful scrapbook page. Thank you for sharing at CFTH challenge.

  5. What a fun layout!! Love it!
    Thank you for joining the PDE Linky Party.
    ~ DT Lori