Friday, July 25, 2014

"Sunset" The Paper Loft Gear Head and Great Outdoors with Kiwi Lane templates

It is a blast having The Paper Loft & Kiwi Lane Designs work together this month.  It is a little crazy for me since I am on DT's for both.  I enjoy working with both companies so much!  Since I am new to Kiwi Lane templates I thought I would share a little of what I have learned.

Laying out everything is very nice!  I can see where everything is going to go, the hard part is choosing the papers!

I also love how you can utilize every inch of your paper!  Here is where I have squished the clouds together on the paper before I cut.  The reason this "white" looks darker is because it is the flip side of the paper so no erasing pencil marks later!  But be careful some templates will reverse, so make sure you are cutting the way you want it to turn out.  I have learned that lesson!  Also at first I cut with some nice scissors but now I prefer a craft blade, make sure it is sharp for thicker papers like The Paper Loft's.

Here is a close up of the sun (one of those oops, I didn't cut them on the same side).  It is not noticeable really to the untrained eye, but to me~ugh! Oh well, I have learned to learn from mistakes and move on.  If it was a misspelled word, I might correct it, but this will have to be.  I also flipped the template to make more of a complete "sun" than just the half it would make.

I love the addition of the orange paper with the sunset reflecting orange on my boys.  Clearly they are not blood brothers (the skinny one is actually older) but they are step brothers.


Kiwi Lane templates:
Bracket 3
Paisley Park (ALL) 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B
Wacky 3, 2T, 3T
Celebrate 5T
Nature 3, 6

The Paper Loft:
Gear Head:
Internal Combustion
Transfer Case
Great Outdoors:
Dusty Road
various accessory sheets from Gear Head & Great Outdoors

All pieces chalked with Quick Quotes Powder Puff Biscotti

Thanks so much for spending time at my blog today!

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  1. Great layouts Alicia. Love your waves, sun and clouds.


  2. Wonderful page Thanks for playing at RCS.

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  4. This is a GREAT layout! I Love it! Love all the clouds! And the arrows and suns! Perfect! Great photos too! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

    - Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}

  5. WONDERFUL LO!!!! and GREAT photos!!!
    Thank You for joining us last week at PIO!
    Have a GREAT day!

  6. Great layout! Thank you so much for playing along with us in our "Vacation Related" challenge at Open Minded Crafting! Please visit us, again, next challenge! ~~Sammibug~~ DT Member For Open Minded Crafting

  7. Lovely project. Thanks for joining us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun! :)

    Petya DT

  8. Loving those scrapbook pages! Very clever and fun!

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky.

  9. What a great page! I love how you did those clouds and thank you so much for sharing my blog candy. I am also now a follower of your blog! :)