Oh goodness! I simply cannot believe that it’s July first. It’s always exciting when a new month rolls along as that means it’s time to announce a new manufacturer that we will be highlighting through the month. This month is a great company—especially if you are ever feeling stuck on how to add a little zest to your pages, without a lot of fuss!

Join us in giving a warm Kiwi welcome to Downtown Tapes.


If you aren’t familiar with the gloriousness of washi tapes, then you are in for such a treat this month.

Here’s a peek at just some of the patterns of Downtown Tapes washi that you’ll be seeing throughout July.


If you aren’t already “friends” with Downtown Tapes, then be sure to swing by their Facebook Fan page and give them a huge Kiwi hello.

A new Monday also means a new DT Doodles and another chance to win our weekly $25.00 gift code give away to the Kiwi Lane Shop.


Our very own Susan Budge created a gorgeous interpretation of this weeks sketch using a brand new Pride Paper Kit by Authentique—which you can find in the Kiwi Lane Shop!






Templates Used:

  • Abbie Road 3A AB
  • Happy Trails 2A 2B
  • Strips
  • Tags 1, 3
  • Adventure 2
  • Tiny Bracket 1T
  • Photo Mats
  • Photo Set

If you didn’t know each and every week you have a chance to win a $25.00 gift code to the Kiwi Lane shop simply for playing along with the weekly sketch.

Here are the details on how you can have a chance to win.

  1. Create your layout using this weeks DT Doodles sketch as inspiration. (NOTE! If you do not have the exact Designer Templates as shown in the sketch, simply use the sketch as an inspiration springboard using the Designer Templates that you do have).
  2. Post your layout somewhere on line. This can be our Facebook fan page, your own personal blog or other online gallery.  (If posting on your blog or other scrapbooking gallery, a link back to THIS blog posting would be great—but not necessary—so that we can share our amazing ideas with all of your friends!)
  3. After posting your layout, copy the url of where the layout is posted.
  4. Paste the URL into a comment here on THIS blog posting.
  5. You have until Sunday July 7th at 11:59 PM MST to have your layout linked to this blog posting
  6. Please note that this contest is open to participants 18 years and older.

Now one more little bit of highly important info before I leave you for the day. A new month means a new batch of awesome Kiwi Lane Designer Templates that are on sale all month long.

This month we are featuring Happy Trails, Paradise, Wacky and Tiny Wacky.


Usually our featured borders are only 10% off but this month if you buy all four, you can get 15% off! Pretty darn swell, don’t ya think!

By | 2017-10-11T11:51:22+00:00 July 1, 2013|Categories: Abbie Road, Adventure, DT Doodles, Happy Trails, Photo Mats, Photos, Strips, Tags, Tiny Bracket, Uncategorized|17 Comments


  1. Christina July 5, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    LOVE the Authentique paper!
    Check out my layout and you will see what I mean…
    Thanks again for another great sketch and for “forcing” me to scrapbook :)

  2. jeanbl03 July 2, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    I just ordered the mini complete kit and I’m excited to start using the templates. Meanwhile I created a 12×12 layout using the four 6×6 papers. Please check it out and leave me your comments:

    • Paula Steel July 3, 2013 at 2:56 pm

      So jealous you are getting the whole kit! You will LOVE Kiwilane! I am a newbie and have just a few, but they are my faves and I am quickly trying to get some more! Your layout is pretty, can’t wait to see what you can do with your new templates!!

  3. Shirley H. July 2, 2013 at 6:14 pm
  4. Carrie McDaniel July 2, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    DT Doodles Layout Entry Week #26 –
    Disney’s Sci-Fi Dine In Theater Restaurant at Hollywood Studios using DCWV paper and Kiwi Lane’s Paisley Place templates. Planning to purchase the Journey Accessory set to place my journaling inside the automobile template. Love Kiwi Lane!

  5. Sue Hendricks July 2, 2013 at 10:05 am

    When I was at the Arlington, TX convention in June, I saw a sample of what may have been a pocket calendar cover or a checkbook cover with bright colors and perhaps what appeared to be the sun peaking over a grassy hill or mountain. I cannot find it in the catalog or on your website, and I loved it. Can you assist me in locating it? I would love to make some of these!

    • kristylee July 2, 2013 at 10:38 pm

      Sue, I will have one of the Kiwi girls look into this for you! :D

  6. Claire S July 2, 2013 at 9:26 am

    You GOT ME!!! I loved this sketch sooo much, I stayed up late just to put it together for today! Thanks for your continued inspiration and GORGEOUS DT projects. Working with your templates, is easy peasy! Here’s a link to my lay out on my blog,

  7. Pam Wesson July 1, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    I love the paper, and the Layout is amazing! I know I’ll use this one.

  8. Gail O. July 1, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    Love the layout! The hand stitching around the stars is the perfect added touch!

  9. Patti Bailey July 1, 2013 at 9:52 am

    That is a great layout, I may need to use this one!

  10. Theresa July 1, 2013 at 9:49 am

    The link to the sale items doesn’t work.

    • kristylee July 1, 2013 at 10:52 am

      Theresa, I’m sorry you’re having problems. Maybe try a different browser? I’ve checked the links on a couple of computers and from my phone and they all seem to be working. Worst case, just go to http://www.kiwilane.com, click on the shop and then the highlighted templates for the month are already discounted. Hope that helps!

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