Monday, October 13, 2014

Happy October!

Can you believe it's October already? 

Before I show you my new October Kiwi Lane Project I need to let you all know who the winner was of my September giveaway.  The winner is Tinad.  Tina, if you would email me directly at my email address ( and let me know your Snail Mail address I will get the layout to you!  Congratulations!  I hope you enjoy it! :0) 

Now, on to October. 

This month I was had the opportunity to work with paper from Authentique! Authentique is my most favorite Paper Company!  Love Love Love Authentique! can you NOT love them? 

Here's my completed project! 

With Halloween Coming up at the end of the month it was perfect timing to play with the Spirited Collection of Halloween Paper from Authentique.  The paper assortment that I received had two pages that to me were really meant to be a "Base Page". By "Base Page" I mean I didn't want to use the Design Templates on it to cut it apart.  I wanted to use it as it was...and build my page onto it.  This meant that I was going to be using a LOT of Accessory Templates to design my page. 
I started by choosing which of the "Base Pages" I wanted to use for my layout (I decided on "Eerie" it's the page with the haunted house, tree, and writing). 

After I decided which one to use, I began to lay out the different Kiwi Lane Designer Templates that I wanted to use.  I always start a page with just a few templates...and eventually as the page goes along I add to it.  (and as the case may be I can take some away too!). 

Just a note.  That Pennant Template from the Kiwi Lane Designer Tag Template Collection is used a LOT, if you can't tell! lol.

I knew that there were some templates that I wanted to use for sure!  Like the new Delight Card Template Set, the Halloween Designer Template Set, and the Celebrate Designer Template Set

 The Celebrate Designer Template set has a "Cloud" Template (Celebrate 5) in it that I just HAD to use...and then since I used the BIG Cloud, I of course had to use the Smaller Cloud. (Celebrate 5t). The same had to be said for the Ghost...if I used the Big Ghost from the Halloween Designer Set (Template 1) I of course needed to use the Smaller Ghost from the Holiday Set (5t).  And so it began!  Big and Little that's how this page went for me.  

After cutting and adding to my page I of course added some Bling to set things off! Orange Bling this time...I wanted to match the paper that I was using and Orange seemed to fit! :0) I also added in a few buttons and some matching embroidery thread and the end result? A Boo-tiful Page! 

And the photo?  Well...that was the hard part for me.  All of my photos of earlier Halloween's have been scrapbooked.  So I found one of my daughter from one of her High School Football Boo-Bowl's (where the kids in the Band and ColorGuard and band get to wear Halloween Costumes to the game and perform in them during halftime).  Yes....she's dressed as a guy.  

Here's a list of the Templates that I used to create my page: 

Templates Used: 

I hope you like my project! Want to see more of Authentique Paper?  Go by there website, blog or visit and like them on Facebook! And don't forget!  Be sure to stop by the Kiwi Lane Designs Facebook Page Too!  There's always lots of inspiration there! 

Happy Halloween!