woensdag 9 juli 2014

 
 
 
 
 
 
Welcome to:
 

July Scrapbook Kit Reveal & Blog Hop!


If you came here from Tracey'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 July collection:

Celestial Summer


 
And check out these coordinating add ons that perfectly compliment our July 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 July 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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Best Friends Forever.
 
These, Ombre Dreams papers, by Blue Fern Studio's, are so amazingly BEAUTIFUL!!!!! And fitting for almost every theme.
On my back ground I added a light coat of Gesso in various spots. I stenciled the diamond pattern using, Shimmerz - Texturez paint  (in ARTIE-CHOKED)  that comes in the
Mediums AddOn.
I also used the Texturez to stamp the vines. (the stamp came in a previous Swirlydoos Kit)
Then, using the Izink that came in previous Medium AddOns, I made some various shades of lilac mists, and I masked the doily pattern in the bottom right corner.
With the Faber Castel, Tropical Gelato set, that comes in the Medium AddOn, I colored some more on the background and around the edges. 
 

On this picture, you can see how much dimension is on this page.
The picture, literly lays about 1/2 an inch deeper. I used the little doilies that came
in the Main Kit, and cut them into liitle pieces to create a scalloped, lace looking edge around my cut out circle. Then I glued a lot of Mesh around my circle and some iridescent strand. To glue it down, I used Beacon Fabri-Tac. (Krissy has this in store.)
 

This Petaloo vine, that comes in the Main Kit, is just so gorgeous.
I added a few tiny roses (from the Swirlydoos BOUTIQUE)  Also the bigger one, which is by Kaisercraft and the white one at the top, which is by Petaloo.
 

 This flower.... Oh my gosh.... I treasured it for years....
came also in a previous Swirlydoos Kit.
It was time to use it I guess, and I only added a little of the Gelato in the center and I lightly tipped the petals using Iridescent medium, by Windsor&Newton.
 
 
Thinking of you
 
Don't you just LOVE that little Fairy??? We got a FULL PACKAGE of those
in the Main Kit..... How awesome is that?!!!!!
I love them so much! The one on this card has a thin coat of Iridescent medium.

All I can say is, that I just LOVE THIS KIT. I wished that I didn't have to go to work,
so that I could play till I used up the last piece of scrap.
 

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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 Thursday, 7/10 to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on 7/11. 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 : Meet


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

woensdag 11 juni 2014

 
 
 
Welcome to:

June Scrapbook Kit Reveal & Blog Hop!


If you came here from Debbie'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 June collection:

Rose Bouquet

 

And check out these coordinating add ons that perfectly compliment our June 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 June 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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Meeting Levi
  and some close ups:
 


 
My next page is based on this month's sketch
 (which is included in the Main kit)

 
And here's my take on it
 
You are my Happiness
and some close ups: 




The next page, was so hard to photograph and the picture really doesn't do justice to the page, so I'm sorry for that.
Our Time
and some close ups:

I used the Prima stencil that came in the Medium AddOn, with white acrylic paint and let it air dry. Then I placed the stencil back on again and stamped, using Archival Ink, all over my stencil and stenciled image. Love how it came out.

 These Prima resin frames are just so sooooo Beautiful! 

The chickenwire came in a previous Swirlydoos Kit.
And I love these sweet little Petaloo flowers. Krissy has them in the Boutique 

 
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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 Thursday, 6/12 to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on Friday 6/13. 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 : Everything

This concludes the blog hop! Please go back to the Swirlydoos blog and post the special phrase in the comments section for a chance to win one of our prizes!  





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!!