Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Pinspired Challenge #15

I'm back with another fabulous Pinspired Challenge!!!

We are sponsored by Kiwi Lane! They are offering a $25 Gift Certificate to the challenge winner! Here is a little about them:

Scrapbooking is a passion that all three of us have shared for a long time. It is something that has brought us together on countless occasions and strengthened our family bond.

Our frustration grows
The idea for Kiwi Lane started in 2008 while we were scrapbooking together. We were complaining to each other that most of the samples that we found in magazines and online were for one-picture, one-page layouts and depended heavily on expensive embellishments to accomplish their look. Although the layouts were beautiful, recreating them was hard on our budget and we preferred designing two-page layouts so that we could fit more photos and tell a more complete story with each layout.

“Framing” is born
It was this frustration that led us to develop a new style of scrapbooking that provided endless inspiration and simplified the scrapbooking process. We called this technique “Framing,” and it changed the way that we scrapbooked, allowing us to add as many pictures as we wanted and end up with a beautiful, balanced, professional layout every time.

Because the process took advantage of the gorgeous prints and patterns in our paper stashes, we were also able to create pages that were stunning without spending a small fortune on traditional embellishments. As scrapbookers ourselves, this new technique solved all of our concerns and we fell in love with it!

By scrapbookers, for scrapbookers
Soon after this we realized that this was something that would benefit all scrapbookers at any level, and we felt a strong desire to share it with others. We have gained such a sense of satisfaction as we have watched our Kiwi community grow, and as others have discovered the way that “Framing” enriches their scrapbooking experience.

If you know someone that is intimidated by scrapbooking or cardmaking, but would like to get into it, please share with them our video on “Framing” at www.kiwilane.com.

I had to create a baby shower card for a friend, so I used this challenge badge as my inspiration.  I figured the birds would make great baby chickies! I used all Lawn Fawn stamps (see list below) and the dies are from Simon Says Stamp.

I was inspired by the nest to add that twine up at the top! I colored everything in with Spectrum Noir markers (TN3, TN5, TN6, TN9, DR4, GG1, CT3, CT4, BT2, BT4) and the birds were paper pieced with Lawn Fawn patterned paper.  I finished off the card with the grouping of the hearts and stars and some 3D Crystal Lacquer on the face of the train, stars and heart in the "o."

I hope you will join us for this challenge!!!

Lawn Fawn Stamps:
Critters on the Savanna
Quinn's ABC's
Smitty's ABC's
Pa Rum Pa Pa Pum
Plus One (inside sentiment)

Markers: Spectrum Noir
Papers: Lawn Fawn, Bazzill
Twine: American Crafts

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