zaterdag 12 april 2014

 
 
 

Welcome to:
 
 

April Scrapbook Kit Reveal & Blog Hop!

If you came here from Angelica's blog, then you are on the right track. If not, go back to Swirlydoos' blog and start from there. We have some amazing projects for you to see today !! Make sure to leave a comment on all of the blogs for a chance to win!!! Make sure you have LIKED & FOLLOWED Swirlydoos on Facebook!!!
 
 
 

Swirlydoos is proud to bring you our beautiful April collection:

Tiffany's

 

And check out these coordinating add ons that perfectly compliment our April scrapbook kit!
 
Are you a subscriber? If so, your kit is on it's way! If not, check out the Swirlydoos store to see if there are any April kits or add ons in the store!

Has it sold out? - become a subscriber and not only will you never miss a kit again, but you'll also pay less for your monthly scrapbook kits!
*Mention this blog hop and save 10% on your first kit*


 Never miss one of our kits again!


We have some absolutely beautiful scrapbook projects for you to see today !!  
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This kit is so gorgeous and easy to create with and OMG....
Have you seen that beautiful frame that comes in the Main Kit? Isn't that amazing!!!!
I loved to work with this kit and the frame, I used it in multiple ways.
 
Altered Frame
 For my background I used the embossing powder that came in the Mediums AddOn and oh my gosh, how much I love it!!  In the pic below you can see the effect it is given. It is an aqua/teal embossing powder with a silver finish in it.
This little bundle of joy, is my grandson Levi. He's such a happy little guy. Always smiling!
 
Starting to Crawl
As you can see, I used the frame as a mask, and spritzed over it, using Heidi Swapp spray paint in white. Then after heat set it, I sprayed some more at the left side of the page and sprinkled that amazing embossing powder from the Mediums AddOn over it. Love how it came out.
 
Oh, What a Darling
We Always get the most beautiful embellishments and trims in the kits, and this time, when my kit arrived, I felt like a kid in a candy store.. so many gorgeous stuff. This page came together in about one hour. Fussy cutting the frame and adding machine stitching took the most time of it.
Everything coordinates so beautifully together.

My next page is based on this months sketch:
 And here's my take on it.

Your smile means the world to me
Another page about my DGS, I can't resist his cute little smile.

I also managed to do some cards.

Diamonds, A girls best friend
 We had a Bling AddOn kit and I was Lucky enough to get my hands on it.

Thinking of you

Just for you
I outlined this card, using  Edding Metallic Gel pens. I love how it looks on black, but also on a white background. I used it for my title in my sketch based layout.

I have PLENTY of papers and goodies left, so I will be happily creating some more projects.

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So, let's get started! Make sure to leave a comment on all of the blogs for a chance to win!!! 



You have until midnight, eastern time, on Sunday 4/13 to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on Monday 4/14. In order to qualify to win here is what you need to do:
1: Visit all of the blogs and leave a comment on each. This way we know you were there. Take your time. There are REALLY beautiful things to see along the way.
2: Before you leave each blog, look for the “special” words and write it down. 
Once you have visited all the blogs and collected all the special words, they will create a sentence. 
3: Finally, go back to the Swirlydoos blog and leave a comment letting us know how much fun you had, tell us the sentence that was created with all of the special words you collected. Can't wait to hear from you.


My special word is : impossible


The party continues over at Authentique Paper's blog.
Have fun!

dinsdag 8 april 2014

Swirlydoos Is having a..............

 
 
 



Swirlydoos Kit Club - Design Team Call

Are you passionate about Scrapbooking? Do you enjoy teaching and inspiring other crafters? Can you gab with the best of us? Swirlydoos Kit Club is looking to add amazing talent to our outstanding Design Team for a 6 month term that will run from our June, 2014 kit to our November, 2014 kit. We will be adding 2-3 fabulously creative Designers who are energetic, outgoing, talented, versatile individuals and who are committed to the beautiful art of scrapbooking.


 Our designers must be able to devote the time necessary to our community, to our members, and to their artwork. We are especially interested in designers who make awesome video tutorials!


This DT call will close at midnight MST on April 25th, 2014. 
This call is open to talented scrapbook designers all around the globe

Design Team Requirements:
  1. You will create a minimum of 4-5 layouts/projects, and as many cards, tags etc as you can per main kit sent to you.
  2. Create at least one tutorial of your choosing during your 6 month term, and add content to our tips, tricks and techniques area in the forum.
  3. Create a minimum of 3 “blank” cards during your 6 month term to send in to the home office.
  4. You must upload your projects to all major scrapbook galleries and blogs you are affiliated with, along with Facebook and Pinterest.
  5. Advertise for Swirlydoos kit club with Blinkies, blog banners, badges and other social media tools.
  6. BE EXCITED about being on the team! Be very ACTIVE on the forum and in our gallery!
  7. You will participate in our monthly blog hops.
  8. You will occasionally be asked to send us some of your completed projects for display at trade shows that Swirlydoos is participating in.


An ideal candidate for being on the design team will:

 -Have the ability to take excellent, clear pictures of projects
 -Be dedicated to promoting the kits and personal projects to social media on reveal day,      including Facebook  
 -Already have an active blog, Facebook and scrapbook.com accounts
 -Be an active member of our community on the forums and commenting in the gallery at  least four times a week
 -Be willing to partake in design team duties and help with any other promotions or contests we  may have


If you are interested in joining the DESIGN TEAM - Send an email to "DesignTeam@swirlydoos.com" with "DESIGN TEAM CALL" in the subject line. Include all of the following information:
  • Your name
  • address
  • telephone number
  • email address
  • blog address
  • any online galleries where we might see more of your work
  • YouTube address and or UStream Channel link,  if you have one
  • 3 samples of your current work that best reflect your style
  • a list of all design teams you have been on, past and current (prior experience is not necessary)
  • Please tell us what you consider your strengths (where you excel) and why you would make a good designer for the Swirlydoos community.

What you can expect from Swirlydoos:

An honest, fun, dedicated team who supports you and your art and encourages you at every turn.
A FABULOUS tight knit community of smart assed, super talented scrapbookers from around the world
CHA invitations and passes
Free monthly main kit for Design Team
Free monthly main kit
50% discount on all other kits and store purchases during your term


The new design team will be announced April 30th on our blog

zondag 30 maart 2014

More Swirlydoos.....

 
 
 
 
I sooooo love this GORGEOUS kit.... I simply couldn't stop making cards.
Here's one for you with step by step instructions.



And here's how it came together:


For the base of my card, I folded a piece of red cardstock double, and cut it down to 5.6 x 6.6 I distressed the edges a little and inked it up using Paper Soft.


Then I cut a piece of cream cardstock at 5.5 x 6.3 and randomly inked it up.


A piece of lace, (from my stash) was glued at the top, using Beacon 3 in 1 Craft Glue. Krissy has this in the boutique.


Then I cut another piece of cardstock at 5.1 x 5.2


I didn't do anything to the edges, just glued it on top of the lace.


I cut a paperbag at 4.4 x 5.3 and scratched the bottom edge with my nails. The notecard on the right side came in the Salutaions Main Kit.


I glued both pieces like so. First the piece of paperbag, then the notecard.


this "Documented Daily" strip was found on 1 of the papers. I slightly distressed it.


Then... OMW how I love this bling!!!! I cut a piece of it and glued it down, with the backside up.


I had a hard time, figuring out what to do with these beautiful wood icon scissors, so I tranformed them into a new embellishment.


I glued them together like this....


And put the rose on top of it.


Then I wanted to use this "With Love" tag and slightly distressed the edges and glued it down. I also glued down a piece of the red trim, using Beacon Fabri-Tac.


The transformed embellishment, was glued at the right top, bringing all the layers together.




I placed my flowers.(I rubbed some inka gold on my flowers) And for the finishing touch I added some copper liquid pearls.

I hope you like it, and give it a try.

Here are some more cards, I made with the Salutations Kit.


Jij bent jarig means: It is your Birthday.


een nieuwe woning means: A new home
 
This kit is so full with lots and lots of goodies!!!  I'm working on another project, but that I can't show you, until National Scrapbooking Day!
 
Have a lovely weekend!!
 
 


zaterdag 15 maart 2014

Card tutorial using SWIRLYDOOS March *Salutations* kit





 
This card was made, using the Beautiful *Salutations* kit.



and some close ups:




and here's how it came together


For the base of this card I cut 2 strips of cardstock, which were 6.5# high and 12 long. I glued 2 of the ends together, so that I was able to create a BIG card. After I folded it, it meassured 6.6 x 6.5 I will put the glued line in the front, cause it is going to be covered with paper.


I cut a piece of PP at 6.2 x 6.4. Distressed the edges.


I cut a little strip off this note card and.....


glued my paper and strip to the base card. Like so.


Then from another notecard I teared a little piece off. The one that is marked, I'm going to use.


I glued the little piece behind the black, distressed, notecard.


I glued a piece of lace over the bottom of the notecard, using 3 in 1 Craft Glue, (Krissy has these in the BOUTIQUE)


I selected 3 tags, from the bunch we got in the kit, and placed them like this.


I glued some of the gorgeous red trim (we call that très trim) just above the lace and then a strip of that amazing bling, to cover the line between the lace and red trim.

****TIP****


This beautiful red trim, raffles very quickly and to prevent that you have to snip of the raffles all you have to do is, add a dot of glue (I used hot glue) press it down on a non-stck craft mat and after it cooled down..................


you can easily cut it. This way you won't waste any of the trim .


I also folded a figure 8, or bow from the red trim


And glued it at the right side of my card. Topped it of with a piece of bling from the kit. I flipped the backside up. Then I added 1 of the Prima wood icon frames....


and some of the, love,love,lovely Petaloo flowers.


For the finishing touch I added some Liquid Pearls, (at the right top and left bottom) that came in last month's kit.

I had so much fun playing with this GORGEOUS *Salutations* kit... I could go on making lots and lots of cards.

donderdag 6 maart 2014

Swirlydoos March Reveal

 
 
 
Welcome to:

March Scrapbook Kit Reveal & Blog Hop!

 

If you came here from Patty's blog, then you are on the right track. If not, go back to Swirlydoos' blog and start from there. We have some amazing projects for you to see today !! Make sure to leave a comment on all of the blogs for a chance to win!!! Make sure you have LIKED & FOLLOWED Swirlydoos on Facebook!!!

Swirlydoos is proud to bring you our beautiful March collection:


Salutations
 
And check out these coordinating add ons that perfectly compliment our March scrapbook kit!

 
 
Are you a subscriber? If so, your kit is on it's way!
If not, check out the Swirlydoos store to see if there are any March kits or add ons in the store!

Has it sold out? - become a subscriber and not only will you never miss a kit again, but you'll also pay less for your monthly scrapbook kits!
*Mention this blog hop and save 10% on your first kit*

 
 Never miss one of our kits again!
We have some absolutely beautiful scrapbook projects for you to see today !!  
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First up is my sketch page. Beggahuna draws a new sketch every month, exclusively for Swirlydoos, monthly Sketch Challenge.
Here is the sketch she created for March.
 
And here's my take on it
 
Love is all it takes
 
 I, flipped the sketch, cause it worked better with the design I had in mind.
There are so many gorgeous goodies in this kit!!!
Here are some close up's:
 
 

The Prima wood icon butterflies were covered with a coat of glossy accents, whilst wet I sprinkled it with Ranger, Antique Gold, embossing powder, heat set it and then I rubbed some blue, liquid Pearls  on it.

 The little brown hydrangea's came from my garden. The blue and red roses are from previous Swirlydoos kits.
 
 Here's another Prima wood icon, which I kept very plain. Originally it is a love potion bottle, I cut it with my Tim Holtz scissors, to create a different embellishment.
 
Play
This is little me. I find myself scrapping this picture again and again, so I decieded that it was now time to use the Original. lol. When I got my kit, I was quickly going through the papers and ALL the notecards that came in the kit. 2 fell out of my hands right on this black paper, and a page was born.  The trim that comes in the kit, is awesome to use, because it has wire in it, so you can shape it very easily.
 
 And some close up's
 
 


 
 

Noted
Wow, talk about some GOOP here!!!! lol
This took forever, in between drying times, but... I love how it came out.
The little brown hydrangea's are from my garden. I wish you could see the sparkle, this page has in real life. This picture doesn't to justice, if I may say so myself.
 

And some close up's  

 
 
 
 
 
 
These were my projects for first reveal, I hope you enjoy this kit as much as I did. And if you aren't a subcriber (yet) you might want to visit the Swirlydoos Boutique and grab one.

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So, let's get started! Make sure to leave a comment on all of the blogs for a chance to win!!! 
You have until midnight, eastern time, on Friday 3/7 to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on Saturday 3/8. In order to qualify to win here is what you need to do:
1: Visit all of the blogs and leave a comment on each. This way we know you were there. Take your time. There are REALLY beautiful things to see along the way.
2: Before you leave each blog, look for the “special” words and write it down. 
Once you have visited all the blogs and collected all the special words, they will create a sentence. 
3: Finally, go back to the Swirlydoos blog and leave a comment letting us know how much fun you had, tell us the sentence that was created with all of the special words you collected. Can't wait to hear from you.


My special word is : WILL
 
The party continues over at Dusty Attic's Blog.
Have fun!