maandag 29 juli 2013

Design Team Call SWIRLYDOOS!!!

 
 
CHECK THIS OUT!!!!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Swirlydoos Kit Club - Design/Education 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 October, 2013 kit to our March, 2013 kit. We will be adding 2-4 fabulously creative Designers & Educators who are energetic, outgoing, talented, versatile individuals and who are committed to the beautiful art of scrapbooking.
 
 
 Our designers and educators must be able to devote the time necessary to our community, to our members, and to their artwork. Our educators must be able to record excellent quality tutorial videos wherein they teach our members techniques, tips, tricks, and projects based on the monthly kits and technique kits. We are especially interested in meeting you if you can rock the video camera!
 
 
This DT call will close at midnight MST on August 16th, 2013 
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/or Twitter.
  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

 
 
 
 
Education Team Requirements:
  1. You will upload a minimum of two video tutorials per month using our Main kit and our Technique kit
  2. Create a minimum of 2 layouts/projects per month in addition to your tutorial videos.
  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/or Twitter.
  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
  9. Educators should be able to think outside the box, have a great on-camera presence and LOVE TO TEACH!
 
 
 
 
 
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 if you have one
  • 3 samples of your current work
  • Please tell us what you consider your strengths (where you excel) and why you would make a good designer for the Swirlydoos community.
 
 
 
If you are interested in joining the EDUCATION TEAM -  Send an email to "DesignTeam@swirlydoos.com" with "EDUCATION TEAM CALL" in the subject line. Include all of the following information:
  • Your name
  • address
  • telephone number
  • email address
  • YOUTUBE/USTREAM addresses
  • Blog address
  • Any online galleries where we might see more of your work
  • 3 samples of your current work
  • Please tell us what you consider your strengths (where you excel) and why you would make a good educator 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 and technique kits for Education Team
50% discount on all other kits and store purchases during your term
 
 
 
 
The new design team will be announced on August 30th, 2013 on our blog

dinsdag 16 juli 2013

Earn FREE Swirlydoos kits and discounts!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Swirlydoos kit club has an AMAZING promotion starting TODAY...
You can earn one or more FREE monthly kits AND get a 50% off store coupon too!

Click on image below to see a larger view and read the terrific details or click HERE.
 


maandag 8 juli 2013

Welcome to Swirlydoos' July Kit Reveal Blog Hop Block Party!!



 
 
 
If you came here from Swirlydoo'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!!!  Check out Swirlydoos on Facebook and Like Us!!!
And here's our beautiful July * MADAME * collection
 
 
If you want this kit, or any of the addons pay a visit to

My first page is based on this month's sketch:

Here's my take on it.

27 Weeks
 I centered the sketch a bit for my page.

and some close up's:

 In the mixed media addon we got a bottle Ferro Metallic effect color paint.
This is a beautiful textured paint, which you can use in lots of different ways.
Here, I first added my masking using regular modeling paste and when it dried I lightly dabbed some Ferro on it, with my finger, to get that aged look.

 To create the raised circle, I used the negatives from the Kaisercraft border sticker sheet.
I raised them with foam adhesives. The bling comes on a roll, (see the main kit picture) which I cut in strips, and used them single on top of my raised cirlce.

 The peach Prima flowers are my all time favorites and I couldn't use them all up on 1 page.
So I added a few flowers from my stash. However the calla's you see, I got them as a gift from my brother and SIL. (THANK YOU)
The chipboard flourish came also in the Main Kit.

The alpha stickers came in a previous Swirlydoos kit. Really... these kits are so chuck full that you always have something left to use later on.

Time is a great storyteller
I wanted to do a page with lots of negative space. I found myself keep adding stuff, but I still love the outcome.

This Dusty Attic chipboard peace is actually a border flourish. I bended it to shape, when it was a little damp from the first layer of paint. For the second layer I used the Ferro Metal Effect paint, which I painted white after it dried. I so love the texture that the Ferro added to my piece.

To add some extra interest I placed tiny dots with Diamond Stickles.

The butterfly is a metal piece (from a necklace) which I painted with Gesso. It's body is made using a stickpin that came in a previous Swirlydoos kit.

I used a sticker, from the stickersheet that comes in the Main Kit, for my title.
Cut it up, inked it and glued it in place.
The bling lace you see at the bottom of my page, comes also in the Main Kit.
The front is gold colored and the back has this awesome antique silver color.

Untitled 
This amazing diecut paper, comes also in the Main Kit. I lightened my frame, using Distress Stain in Picket Fence. The gloss lines (on the diecut paper) resist the Stain. I used several layers of the Distress Stain and when I was satisfied with the look, I sprayed the whole thing with a gold mist.

I added some extra texture by gluing down pieces of an old bookpage, which I tore up and inked the edges. Then added randomly a bit of Gesso.


I decided to back up my picture using a Ranger Manila tag, and I added some tissue tape.

The big leaves and the little twig are from the Viva Decor 3d Stampset that came in the Mixed Media addon.

Card using the Mixed Media Addon.
 The rose and it leaves are made using the Mixed Media Addon.
In this addon we got Viva Decor 3d Stamping Paint in black,
which I used for stamping the rose and leaves.
The Viva Decor 3d Rose stampset comes with 4 sizes of a rose, a leaf stamp and a twig stamp.  I stamped them on Grungepaper, using the Stamping Paint and the cut them out.
Then I took the Ferro Metal Effect Color, scooped a tiny bit out on my craftmat and mixed it with water. Then I painted the cut out rose inmages and let it air dry. This only takes a minute or 2.
Also in the Mixed Media Addon, came this amazing (and I really do mean AMAZING)
Lindy's Stampgang, Magical Mica powder, in a beautiful green tone. I mixed a little of the powder with water and painted the leaves and the little twig. I soooooooooo LOVE that sparkle.

Some of the Kaisercraft rubons that came in the Main Kit.

These pictures do not justice to the glimmer that is in the Ferro Metal Effect Paint.
It is more beautiful in RL.
 
 
 
You have until midnight, eastern time, on Wednesday 7/10 to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on Thursday 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. Become a follower if you're not already. 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 : ALL

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