Friday, February 1, 2013

Kiwi Lane Blog Hop


Thanks for stopping by today! You should be hopping here from Rebecca's blog. If you get lost along the way, head back to the Kiwi Lane blog and they will get you headed back in the right direction! I am sharing a layout that I made with Kiwi Lane templates which is also a two pager for you two page loving scrappers out there! 

Also remember that a random winner from ONE of the 13 blogs (including the Kiwi Lane blog), will be given a $25 gift certificate to the Kiwi Lane Shop, just for leaving a comment by Sunday, 11:59pm MST! Additionally, I will be having a little give away of my own at the end of this post so be sure to read to the bottom!


Choosing photos for my two pager was not difficult at all! I had the opportunity to head to Salt Lake City this October for the Scrapbook Steals Scrapbook Retreat. Being the "historian" that I am, I have many photos that still need their place on my layouts. Meeting up with old friends and the opportunity to meet some new friends made it easy to document this fun trip. I pulled out my designer templates along with the American Crafts Soho Garden collection and got to work! 


The templates lend themselves well to scrapbook inspiration. I typically grab the templates that look appealing to me that day (some days I have a difficult time narrowing it down:) and then layout and design the pages. I love it when the templates give my page the little something extra that it needed! Additionally, it was really fun to pick and choose the embellishments that were included in the Soho Garden collection, I love it when I have many to choose from! 



I love using the Kiwi Lane Tags for journaling as I did on this layout. Additionally, I feel that the arrow is a great way to draw attention to an element on the page that I want emphasized. I am pleased how the templates give a nice cohesiveness to a two page layout! 

Kiwi Lane Templates used: 
Tags 1 & 3
Clara Lane 1A, 2A, 2B
Accents 1T, 2T, 4T
Sweetheart 1, 2, 4T

Now, how about a little giveaway of my own? I am curious what most of you prefer when you scrapbook...are you a one page scrapper or a two page scrapper? So, if you would like to win these Wildflower Accessory Templates, just do these three things: 
1) answer that question above :) 
2) become a follower (if you aren't already)! 
3) leave a way for me to contact you!


I will be choosing a winner who has done all of the above on Monday morning right around 9am CST so please check back to see if you are the lucky one! Thank you so much for taking a look today and enjoy the hop! 

Scrap Happy~Melissa
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74 comments:

  1. wonderful inspiration here on your blog! I love to do two page lo's although i often end up doing a one page :) You can reach me at my blog memyfamily.blogspot.com (i do check my messages but have been unable to upload photos)
    Hopping on, Have a great day!

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  2. I love the black background paper. I never think to use that. It really makes the colored paper pop. I almost always do two-page layouts because I take TOO MANY PICTURES! You can reach me at juliejones37 at verizon dot net. And, I'm going to start following you, love your stuff.

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  3. Gosh I miss you . :( But your layout makes me happy! :)

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  4. LOL I am defiantly a single page scrapper,I haven't worked my way up to two pages just yet! your pages are wonderful! I just became a new follower :o) have a wonderful day!

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    1. sorry forgot to leave my email address esserbuf@gmail.com thanks for the chance!

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  5. THis is my favorite layout on the blog hop! Just my style ,since I always scrap 2 page layouts. I am so glad that I became a follower

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  6. Oh, I SO wish I could have attended the crop this year! Can't believe we still haven't met in person :( I love your layout, as always. Your work inspires me!

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  7. What a fabulously fun design! Love all the photos you managed to get onto this 2 pager.

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  8. What great memories! Beautiful layout!

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  9. Stunning! And now I feel a need to reminisce about the retreat, where are my photos? Hmmm. And as for the question, I'm typically a one pager because so many of the pages I make are for challenges and that's what the sketches use. Before I started playing along with sketch challenges ALL of my pages were two pagers!

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  10. I adore your page. All of the bright colors pop so well against the black!

    I like to do both two page and single page LOs. It really depends on how many pictures I have of an event. I follow your blog and you can contact me on FB ;)

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  11. Always two page layouts...I take way too many pictures . New follower, and I'm on Facebook! love connecting with new ideas

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  12. The colors on your layouts are so bright and cheerful. I typically use two page layouts myself. Sometimes I only have photos for one. I also like using the accents to draw attention to focal points on a page. Awesome job!

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  13. Beautiful! I love everything about this layout!!

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  14. Your mix of papers is wonderful. The shapes are great for moving the eye across the page!

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  15. Wow your pages were amazing. I love the black back ground paper you used. It really made the colors pop.

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  16. Melissa, I adore your layout! Although I must say, I'm terribly jealous that I wasn't in SLC with you! Beautiful work my friend!

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  17. Two page definitely. Great pics, and love the black background with the bright colors. gambit20003@yahoo.com

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  18. I'm like you, I have a hard time narrowing down which templates to use!
    I'm mostly a 2 page scrapper.

    Darlene
    desaucier at bellsouth dot net

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  19. I always did 2 page LO's and I really miss doing them but most of my DT want singles :)... So I love seeing other 2 pagers! and this one is beautiful!! Great job on the hop! lerickson323@gmail.com

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  20. I am diffidently a 2 pager, although I don't hold my self strictly to it. ;) I have ALL of the templates and I love mixing them up as you have here. GREAT job.

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  21. I am absolutely a 2 page scraper because I take way too many photos! I especially LOVE the black paper you used in the background......it sets the other colors off so nicely.

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  22. usually end up with 2 pages since I always have too many pictures for just one page! Love your use of the black background paper!

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  23. I can't begin to tell you how much I LOVE this layout - the colors, the positioning, the details... LOVE IT!

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  24. So much to love about this LO Melissa!! Love the black and strong colors!! And your photos sure make me hope that I can meet you and so many others one day!!! I feel like you are all such dear friends!!! I am usually a 1-page scrapper, but really hoping to invest in a lot more templates and make some lovely 2-page layouts. Thanks for such great inspiration!!!
    Love following your blog!!!!

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  25. Love your Lo with so many memories !! I love to do 2 pagers because i have so many pictures to scrap.

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  26. Beautiful colors. Love the layout. I am a 2page scrapper. I am following your blog and contact me at patankney@gmail.com

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  27. Loving the color combination on this layout!!!

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  28. Love 2 pager! Kiwi makes it easy for us!!

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  29. Im an not good a 2 page L/O's. You made it look so easy and I absolutely love yours. Thank you for inspiring me to try!

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  30. And I can be reached @ romanticnsmfd@aol.com

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  31. Cute paper and love the journaling. So important!

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  32. I really love your layout! You made great use of bold colors that I would have never though of putting together! Your retreat looks like it was a blast!

    I am a 2 page layout girl
    I am a follower
    You can reach me at jeffnval@hotmail.com

    Blessings,
    Valerie Martin

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  33. Love the bright colors on the black. I'm definitely a two page (or more) scrapper. I just followed you.

    jlctrc2002 at yahoo dot com

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  34. What a fantastic layout! Love the colors used, embellishments and placement of photos. I always do 2 page layouts. It's just a natural thing to do. I am also now a follower.

    Cwong288 (@) gmail (.) com

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  35. I love the layouts that you did for us, and especially loved the arrow, you are right, it does bring focus to the page. I am a 2 page scrapper. I love having the 2pages matching in the background,then adding the embellishments etc. I would love to have some of the kiwi templates...how beautiful they make the pages. I am following your blog now, I am a brand new blogger myself, i just started making cards, you can hop over to my blog and maybe follow me too? and you can contact me at cathrynseguin@gmail.com. Have a great weekend.

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  36. It is hard for me to say exactly what I love about your layout. At first I was going to say--Love the arrow and your journaling. Then I noticed the paper patterns you put together and thought--I would never have done that, but they are PERFECT. Then my eye caught your multi-colored-patterned bottom border and WOW!! Love that.
    I ONLY scrap 2 page layouts, except for the front and back of an album
    I am now a follower
    You can reach me at poppleton@comcast.net

    THANKS for the fun!!!

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  37. It is hard to say exactly what I love the most about your layout. At first I said, Love the arrow and your journaling. Then my eye caught the paper patterns you chose and I thought, I would never have done that--but it is PERFECT. And then I saw the multi-color-pattern bottom border and WOW. Loved it. I am leaving inspired.
    I only scrap 2 page layouts, except maybe the front and back page of an album.
    I am now a follower
    You can reach me at poppleton@comcast.net

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  38. I don't think it's possible for you to make anything that doesn't just stop me dead in my tracks. GORGEOUS!!!

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  39. I love all the colors and patterns! Beautiful!

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  40. Love your work!!!
    I was a 2pager fan but I also see the value in creating single page layouts - even 8.5 x 11.5 layouts!!
    Been following you - cuz your so dang talented!!
    scrappin {at} q {dot} com

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  41. Gorgeous layout and ladies! I flip-flop between 2 pagers and 1 pagers,and of course I'm a fan! ;)

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  42. I am a 2 page scrapper, I love your layout. The colors are great and the tags are perfect. So many scrappers leave out the journaling...

    Love your blog, happy to start following.

    carriebryant@verizon.net

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  43. I love the colors you chose for your layout, Great job. I am a mostly 1 page scrapper now, but sometimes you just need the space a 2 pager offers.

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  44. This is such a fun layout, Melissa! I LOVE how you pulled colors from the pictures with your paper selection.

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  45. I really liked your layout and how you explained what you did. I find that a 2 page layout seems easier to me. thanks for the inspiration

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  46. i really liked the black backdrop with the punch of colors from the patterned paper

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  47. I got so caught up in looking over your blog that I forgot to post a comment! :) I even scrap lifted a few!

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  48. Great idea for the event I went to last year

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  49. I love your layout. The templates do make everything so much easier. Also love Ms. Kristy being in them with you.

    I am more of a one page scraper, I just started following not sure how I wasn't a follower before.
    email is girliemish at yahoo dot com.

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  50. love the use of tags for journeling... and so great to see pix from the retreat

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  51. Love the bright primary colors with the black background!

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  52. I tend to be a one-pager too, but the two page layouts always look nicer to me. I think I like the small commitments. ;)
    I'm a new follower, I love your work! -Kenzie
    madteaparty17@gmail.com

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  54. I am definitely a 1 page scrapper! So jealous you were able to make it to the SS retreat!

    I am a new follower and my email address is jlaureano87@gmail.com

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  55. love the layout...I am a follower already and I tend to like 2-page layouts (I love doing events or get-togethers that way). You can reach me at giddy24@hotmail.com

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  56. #1:I'm a 1 page scrapper with 2 page highlights!
    #2:I already am
    #3:scrappinchaos@gmail.com

    LOVE the memories you documented on your two-pager. Left me with a great big smile. :)

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  57. Love KLD! I don't like my writing so it's great that I can print something on my computer and use the template to see where and how it will fit.

    I am definitely a two page scrapper! I already have the wallflower accessory templates but, really, can you have too many of KLD templates??? I am now a follower! My contact info is blmthop@gmail.com!

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  58. I love 2 pagers so I'm diggin your LO. You can contact me on FB.

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  59. I'm a two pager, I'm a follower, contact me at:scrappyfrogger@gmail.com

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  60. Wonderful 2 page layout that you did. I do 1 and 2 page layouts equally. But, I do like the 2 page so can use more pics on them. I am a follower now and you can contact me at: sandi03gkds@gmail.com

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  61. Definately at 2 page scraper! I love to make cards to though. Luannsines@aol.com

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  62. Dang girl! You totally rocked this! This layout is absolutely gorgeous!I love that you scrapped the retreat. I haven't scrapped either year and I really need to. This just might be the motivation I need to do so! I like doing both one pages and 2-page layouts, but only like designing 2-pagers. I think I am kind of weird. :)

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  63. love your two-page layout. Thanks for sharing.

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  64. Love your layout, especially how the colors pop on it! As for me, neither 1 page, nor 2 page layout...just cards for me! But the templates work just as well on them! ;-)

    akwilliams76 at gmail dot com

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  65. Wow, it really depends. I often don't have enough photos to make a two-page spread. So I guess my answer would be One Page Layouts.
    I enjoyed your spread--- oh, and that banner for journalling-- clever! :-)

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  66. Definitely a 2-page scrapper. Love your idea for using the banner for journaling.

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  67. cute LO. I normally do two page LOs. Also, really like your journaling. great job

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  68. I just purchases the templates and the Kiwi Lane idea book. I need some inspiration to get back to scrapbooking-typically, I'm a 2-page girl!! Your layout is simply beautiful. I am truly inspired. ninadee@sbcglobal.net

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  69. Melissa I am in love with your LO! I love the paper collection you used and all the layering with the templates! You totally Rocked it girl!

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