7 Dots Challenge

Hey everyone, just wanted to share a layout I created for the 7 Dots Jun-July challenge.   

 

7 Dots Challenge

 

Here is the layout I created for it:

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I used papers from the Cold Country line. I absolutely love this paper. I dis lots of stamping and stenciling to my background. I used Prima (Precious stone) and Shimmerz (rock-a-fella blue) mist for my splats. My chipboard is a mix of Dusty Attic and Creative Embellishment. Both pieces were embossed with Lindy's embossing powder. I used Queen Sheba Silver and Silver Moon Sapphire. 

Here are some close ups:

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That's all I have for today. Thanks for stopping by.


Swirlydoos May *Spring Grunge* Kit Full Reveal

Hey everyone, I'm back with my full reveal of projects created with the Swirlydoos May *Spring Grunge* monthly kit. This kit is so jammed packed with the gorgeous papers from Prima and Blue Fern Studios. You have to get one, if you don't already subscribe. Here is a look at this gorgeous kit and add-ons again;

May kit full 2017

 

My first layout is based on the monthly sketch challenge.

 

Here is the sketch again:

May sketch 2017

 

 

Here is my take on the sketch. This kit is full of beautiful papers with wonderful textures and my favorite colors of pinks and corals. This is an older photo of me taken on a fall photo shoot.

 

 The kits and add-ons are jam-packed, so I used very few things from my stash. A piece of metal, a stamp and the resin mushroom. I kept the layout very simple to show off the texture in the paper and my stamping.

May 2017 sketch

 

 Next up is another layout. This one was created for the "All that Flutters" challenge. It's a challenge to create a layout/project using anything that has wings i.e butterflies, dragonflies, bees, angels you get the picture.

 I started with the Blue Fern Studios paper and chipboard dangle from the kit.  Then I grabbed some extra chipboard, lace, cheesecloth, glitter glass and the small coral flowers from my stash. I really love how this one turned out.

 

May 2017 ATF

 

Next up is another layout.. I created this using a photo I found on the internet (don't know who to credit the photo).

I had so much fun creating this.I did some masking, stamping and misting on the background. I add lots of art stones and glitter glass to this once I was done.  A few of the  flowers for this came from my stash.

  May 2017 reveal

 

 

 

Next up is my tag for the Project Add on. I kept it pretty and simple. I primed the tag with some white gesso, once dry, I used the molding paste from the mixed media kit. For my color, I used distress crayons we got in a past project/tech kit. I used a water brush to blend the colors. The swirl was made using a prima mould and ice resin we got in another past project/tech kit. 

I added a few small flowers and the butterfly, topped it with some black splatters (black gesso and water) and title chippy. DONE!

May 2017 project

 

 

 

 

 

That's all I have for now, so thanks for stopping by. Don't forget, if you’re ready to start getting perfectly coordinated, top of the line scrapbook kits delivered to your door, please visit us at www.swirlydoos.com. Mention my name (Kim) when you subscribe and you’ll receive 10% off your first kit, AND a coupon good for 30% off your entire purchase in the Swirlydoos.com store!

DT-KIM


Swirlydoos May *Spring Grunge* Kit Reveal

Our May scrapbook kit has just hit the pavement, and we know you're gonna LOVE IT!

 

We're proud to present:

“Spring Grunge”

May kit full 2017



 

 ***All of our monthly scrapbook kits are available in our store while supplies last!***

May kit embellies








Love it, right? Why not get one of your own? Let us 

"Inspire Your Obsession!"





become a subscriber and not only will you never miss a kit again, but you'll also pay less for gorgeous, perfectly coordinated monthly scrapbook kits!

*Mention this blog post and save 10% on your first kit*

 


 

Each designer will post their complete reveal on the Swirlydoos Blog in the days immediately following our reveal. But for now, lemme tease you with a  goodie from me!

May 2017 reveal


We have a great lineup of video tutorials, as well as step-by-step photo tutorials for you this month!

If you haven't already, (stern look) be sure you're connected with us on all our various social media outlets so you never miss a (free) learning opportunity. 

Swirlydoos Facebook page

Swirlydoos Gallery

Snapguide

 Pinterest

You-Tube




SKETCH CHALLENGE!!
May sketch 2017


May sketch, created by DT Member Kim Heard (hey that's me)!

This beautiful sketch is your inspiration, now get creating! Our May sketch challenge runs until June 30th, and is open to EVERYONE! 

 

Upload your layout into the "Sketch" section of the Swirlydoos Facebook Gallery and you will be entered to win a fantastic prize from Swirlydoos! 

Check the sketch challenge thread in our forums to see how others were inspired by this same sketch.

Check out our Facebook live kit reveal video here:

 

Please come by next week for my full reveal. You won't be disappointed, this kit is jam packed with lots of goodies. It was so easy to create with.

 

 

That's all I have for now, so thanks for stopping by. Don't forget, if you’re ready to start getting perfectly coordinated, top of the line scrapbook kits delivered to your door, please visit us at www.swirlydoos.com. Mention my name (Kim) when you subscribe and you’ll receive 10% off your first kit, AND a coupon good for 30% off your entire purchase in the Swirlydoos.com store!

DT-KIM


Make it Prima June Challenge and a little 49 and Market

Hey everyone, I'm just popping in to share a few layouts I created at Swirly camp. I can't believe how productive I was. I hit a personal best in camp scrapping. I managed to get 8 layouts/projects done. These that I am sharing today were done just for fun. It's nice to just pull out some pictures and scrap for yourself, not for a design team or anything.

 

So my first layout is for the June Make it Prima challenge. I loved the mood for this challenge and the colors were so fun and summery.

I "borrowed" the picture from my brother's Facebook page. It's a picture of my niece at the beach. I just thought it was perfect for the French Rivera papers.

First off here is the Make it Prima June Challenge:

Make it prima

Like I said aren't the colors just wonderful. Plus that wonderful beachy mood.

Here is my entry. I didn't use all the colors, however I did get some of the fun blues and browns in my beach themed layout.

Here it is:

Make it Prima June

Everything on this page except for the chippies and the seashells are Prima products. That includes the stamps, gesso and mist. The papers and flowers are from the French Rivera line. The chippies are from Creative Embellishments and the title piece is from Tim Holtz.

I didn't do much to this layout, I really wanted the picture to shine. I love the "frame" of flowers I created at the bottom to highlight the photo. Overall, I'm really happy with the way it turned out.

 

Next up I have a layout I created using 49 and Market Vintage Artistry. I really love these papers. They are kind of neutral, so you can do what you want with them.

I thought this picture was perfect for this paper:

49 and Market

I did some stenciling, stamping and misting on the background using some Prima color blooms in worn leather and tea stain. The chippie pieces are by Dusty Attic and have been heat embossed with some fine gold embossing powder by Ranger.

I used a combination of Prima and 49 and Market flowers. The resin feathers were brushed with some Prima artisan powder and the I rubbed some art alchemy wax on them. I finished this layout off with some gold glitter glass and a few splats.

 

Stop by later this week and I'll have more to share from my scrappy week away.


Swirlydoos April *Wild Flower* Kit Reveal

Hey everyone, I'm here today with my full reveal of projects created with the Swirlydoos April *Wild Flower* monthly kit. This kit is so jammed packed with the gorgeous Prima and Blue Fern papers. You have to get one, if you don't already subscribe.

I have been having so much fun trying my hand at sketch designing. There is still a bit of a learning curve, but it is fun. Hope you like the new sketch designs, they are made to go more with the kit and it's contents.

Here is the sketch again:

April 2017 sketch

 

 
 

Here is my take on the sketch. This kit is full of beautiful vintage papers. I loved that some of the papers had plenty texture. I used this sheet to highlight a the photo of dh and I, the color was perfect. I used the frame from my stash, but everything else is from the kit.  

I did add a bit of sticky rub-ons in the background. Then used some rose-gold foil on them. These are from a past kit.

April 2017 sketch
 

 

 

 Next up is another layout.I created this using a photo I found on the internet (don't know who to credit the photo).

I did some paper distressing and a lot of layering. The chip board is from my stash. There is some masking and misting in the background. I used lots of flowers and some sequins. This layout is for the All That Flutters Challenge on the forums, hence the butterfly.

April 2017 ATF

 

Next up is another layout.. I created this using a photo I found on the internet (don't know who to credit the photo).

I did a lot of layering on this layout. I did some masking on the background and I used lots of die cuts. The chippies are from the kit, I used embossing powder on them. All the flowers are from the kit and the flower add on.

April 2017

 

 
 
 

That's all I have for now, so thanks for stopping by. Don't forget, if you’re ready to start getting perfectly coordinated, top of the line scrapbook kits delivered to your door, please visit us at www.swirlydoos.com. Mention my name (Kim) when you subscribe and you’ll receive 10% off your first kit, AND a coupon good for 30% off your entire purchase in the Swirlydoos.com store!

DT-KIM


Altered Artist Palette Tutorial

Hey everyone, today I am sharing a video on how I created this altered artist palette. I got the palette in the Swirlydoos November Market Street monthly kit. I've been holding onto it for just the right project and this happened to be it.

Artist pallette

 

I dug deep into my stash for some items on this project. I also dug deep into the Swirlydoos store and some of my past Swirlydoos kits.  No worries, I also added some of the latest and greatest goodies on here as well. 

 

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I really love how this turned out. Here is another close up:

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You can see my full process by watching the video:

 

 

 

That's all I have for now, so thanks for stopping by. Don't forget, if you’re ready to start getting perfectly coordinated, top of the line scrapbook kits delivered to your door, please visit us at www.swirlydoos.com. Mention my name (Kim) when you subscribe and you’ll receive 10% off your first kit, AND a coupon good for 30% off your entire purchase in the Swirlydoos.com store!

DT-KIM


April Dusty Attic Challenge

Hi everyone, I'm back today to share my layout I created for the April Dusty Attic challenge. This month's mood board has a rustic theme to it. Here is the mood board:

Dusty attic mood board

You can use the sketch or you can just use the inspiration photos. I chose to just go with the inspiration photos.

Here is my layout:

 

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I used paper and flowers from 49 and Market. Plus some flowers from Petaloo. I used the Dusty attic chicken wire and wagon wheel chipboard pieces. The chicken wire was heat embossed with a patina embossing powder. The wagon wheel was first heat embossed, then I used some perfect pearls. While that was still wet I added a different color embossing powder and heat set it. I love the texture this creates.

There is some stenciling and stamping on the background as well as the misting. I used some Prima color bloom 2 sprays for the misting.

This photo was taken in the mountains of Colorado while I was on a scrappy retreat with friends.

 

Well, that's all I have for today. Thanks for stopping by.


Swirlydoos March *Indigo Dream* Kit full reveal

Hey everyone, I'm back with my full reveal of projects created with the Swirlydoos March *Indigo Dreams* monthly kit. This kit is so jammed packed with the gorgeous Scrapberry's papers. You have to get one, if you don't already subscribe. Here is a look at this gorgeous kit and add-ons again;

Kit98Reveal

 

My first layout is based on the monthly sketch.

 

Here is the sketch again:

March 2017 sketch

 

 

Here is my take on the sketch. This kit is full of beautiful papers in pretty hues of blues and corals. The colors are so different for me. This is another selfie of dh and I on vacation. We try and sneak these in whenever we can.

 

 The kits and add-ons are jam-packed, so I used very few things from my stash. A die cut, the masks and the big flowers.

March 2017 sketch 1

 

 Next up is the anatomy layout. This layout was created using just the main kit. It's to show subscribers what can be done using just the main kit. There is a step by step tutorial on our Snapguide channel for this and lots of other layouts using only our main kits.

 

March 2017 anatony

 

Next up is another layout.. I created this using a photo I found on the internet (don't know who to credit the photo to).

I had so much fun (and got really messy) creating this.I did some masking, stamping and misting on the background. I add lots of art stones and glitter glass to this once I was done.  A few of the  flowers for this came from my stash.

 

March 2017 ATF

 

 

Next up is my carousel for the Project Add on. This was a labor of love, but I am so happy with the way it turned out. I also created a video on how to put together the carousel and how I decorated it.

March 2017 project

 

How about the other sides

March 2017 project 2

 

Here is the video:

 

 

That's all I have for now, so thanks for stopping by. Don't forget, if you’re ready to start getting perfectly coordinated, top of the line scrapbook kits delivered to your door, please visit us at www.swirlydoos.com. Mention my name (Kim) when you subscribe and you’ll receive 10% off your first kit, AND a coupon good for 30% off your entire purchase in the Swirlydoos.com store!

DT-KIM


Swirlydoos March *Indigo Dream* Kit Reveal

Our March scrapbook kit has just hit the pavement, and we know you're gonna LOVE IT!

 

We're proud to present:

“Indigo Dreams”

See how you can win this kit below!

Kit98Reveal



 

 

***All of our monthly scrapbook kits are available in our store while supplies last!***









Love it, right? Why not get one of your own? Let us 

"Inspire Your Obsession!"





become a subscriber and not only will you never miss a kit again, but you'll also pay less for gorgeous, perfectly coordinated monthly scrapbook kits!

*Mention this blog hop and save 10% on your first kit*

 


 

Each designer will post their complete reveal on the Swirlydoos Blog in the days immediately following our reveal. But for now, lemme tease you with a couple goodies from me!

Image may contain: 3 people, flower

We have a great lineup of video tutorials, as well as step-by-step photo tutorials for you this month!

If you haven't already, (stern look) be sure you're connected with us on all our various social media outlets so you never miss a (free) learning opportunity. 

Swirlydoos Facebook page

Swirlydoos Gallery

Snapguide

 Pinterest

You-Tube




SKETCH CHALLENGE!!
March 2017 sketch



March sketch, created by DT Member Kim Heard (hey that's me)!

This beautiful sketch is your inspiration, now get creating! Our March sketch challenge runs until April 30th, and is open to EVERYONE! 

 

Upload your layout into the "Sketch" section of the Swirlydoos Facebook Gallery and you will be entered to win a fantastic prize from Swirlydoos! 

Check the sketch challenge thread in our forums to see how others were inspired by this same sketch.

SWIRLYDOOS FACEBOOK BLITZ!

This month we decided to change things up a bit, see if you're still paying attention ;-) You're still going to get to see what our FABULOUS designers have in store for you, but you're also going to get the chance to win THIS MONTH'S KIT
*gasp... yes!*

Kit98FBGiveaway

 

 

(Don't worry subscribers!! We gotcha covered! If a current subscriber wins the contest, we will substitute this prize for your choice of either a CS, FLW, PP, MED, or DIE add on next month!) **limited to availability**

 

This promotion will run until midnight, eastern time, April ??. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Facebook Page and on our Blog.  Here's all you have to do...

 

  1. Like/Follow our Facebook page, and SHARE THE CONTEST POST! (must like/share to beentered at all) = 1 entry
  2. Tag your scrappy friends in the contest post= 1 additional entry
  3. Make any purchase in the swirlydoos store= 5 additional entries
  4. Become a monthly subscriber= 10 additional entries
  5. Refer a friendduring the contest = 10 additional entries (if they subscribe).

 

CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE CONTEST POST

That's all I have for now, so thanks for stopping by. Don't forget, if you’re ready to start getting perfectly coordinated, top of the line scrapbook kits delivered to your door, please visit us at www.swirlydoos.com. Mention my name (Kim) when you subscribe and you’ll receive 10% off your first kit, AND a coupon good for 30% off your entire purchase in the Swirlydoos.com store!

DT-KIM