I've got some exciting news!! I made the DT over at......

Ok, so I have been busting at the seams with this news. Today is the day that I get to share it.

I am one of the newest member of Creative Embellishments. I am so excited to work with the wonderful ladies on this amazing team.

I have been a buying and using their chipboard products for a while and decide to leap out on Faith and try out.  I'm so happy I did.

Here is the announcement. Stop by and meet the other ladies. I am excited to get to know and work with them as well.

Here is a little bit of info about the products from Creative Embellishments:

All of our products are laser cut and engraved. Our chipboard is 1 /16" archival safe and purchased locally. You may find a little bi-product from the
 
manufacturing process on it when you receive it. We do everything we can to limit the amount but can not eliminate it all. Chipboard is a paper
 
product and when the laser cuts it there is a little ash or soot left behind. Usually around the sides or outline of the image cut lines. Also when
 
engraving there is sort of what appears to be dirt that can be easily wiped away. Many folks wipe the chipboard with baby wipes. I use a dry paper
 
towel or a cotton rag to remove the ash or burn residue. You may also find burn marks left behind on the back of the image. We do our best to change
 
our the grates we use to cut the images on but this burn or dirt doesn’t diminish the quality. Just wipe and gesso over. I also recommend using a base
 
coat of gesso before altering with any inks, paints or stains. This way you will get true color of the medium you are using. If you do not use gesso you
 
may get a muddy effect. If I use darker colors I don’t use gesso.
 
Our wood veneer is 1/16" basswood. Its a soft wood but laser engraves and cuts easily.It is delicate. It looks pretty left in it's natural form or altered.
 
We also carry 1/8” wood veneer and hope to design and create products to sell with the thicker wood.
 
 
Our pink rubber stamps are laser engraved.(we may eventually change to a grey rubber, more eco friendly) We do our best to wash off the rubber
 
stamp completely however through the manufacturing process there is an odor left behind and a white residue after engraving. When you receive your
 
stamp we recommend you clean again with anything other then bleach (or any drying type cleaner)it is rubber and you do not want it to dry rot
 
prematurely.
 
Our flair is made with a good quality laser paper and laser printer. They are 1"d and have a flat plastic backing.
 
Our stencils are made of thick high quality mylar and laser engraved. You may find black markings on the back which we do our best to prevent.
 
Sometimes there are small flare ups when engraving and its a harmless burn that will not transfer onto your projects or effect the stencil itself.
 
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Thanks for stopping by. Please come back by later to check out all my projects created with these wonderful  products.


Swirlydoos May *Peach Blossom* Kit Reveal

I can't tell you how much I love Swirlydoos kits! Every time I get one I say it's my favorite, once again May was no exception! I just love the projects I made with it, and I'm sharing them today.

 My first layout is using more photos from my cousins wedding. She had a morning wedding and her colors went so well with the papers from the kit.

 I snuck into my flower stash for the cream/gold burlap flowers. I fussy cut the doily from the specialty sheet of paper in the kit.  The title is a piece of chipboard from my stash. I did a bit of masking and stamping in the background. I love how this layout turned out.

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Next up is my layout based on the monthly sketch challenge. You don't have to be a kit subscriber to participate in the sketch challenge, so heard over to the forum and check it out. There is a great prize up for grabs.

Here is the sketch:

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This is another photo from my cousins wedding. I got so many good pictures from the wedding. Again, I snuck in some flowers and a piece of chipboard from my stash for this. I did a bit of masking behind the photo.

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Of course it was only fitting  that I used another photo from my cousins wedding.  I loved the faux lace at the top and bottom of this paper. I added the Blue Fern chipboard from the main kit as well as some pieces from the embellishment add on. 

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Lastly, I have more photos from the wedding, but I used them on an off the page project. We got a great wooden "OTP" item in the main kit. I used part of it to create this piece. I covered the long wooden piece with paper from the kit and created my layout on top of it. This will be given as a gift to the Bride and Groom.

 

I did some inking around the edges of the paper. The paper is a little short for the wooden piece, so I ripped it and added a contrasting sheet between the rips. I added some lace for some extra dimension under the ripped parts.

Under the photos, I used a doily that I fussy cut from the specialty sheet of paper in the kit. I used the mist from the mediums add on to color it. A few embellishments from the main kit and the embellishment add on and I was all done.

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Hope you have enjoyed my projects created with Swirlydoos May Peach Blossom Kit. Thanks for stopping by.

 

 “Swirlydoos Scrapbook Kit Club has been sending out elegant, top of the line, perfectly coordinated scrapbook kits to scrapbookers all over the world since 2009! 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 Heard) 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!”

 


May Prima BAP

Just stopping inn to share my entry into the Prima May Build A Page Challenge.  What a fun sketch to follow along with:

May BAP

Here is my entry. I used the Salvage District papers and embellishments for this layout. I love how the mint green looks with the greys. I layered lots of the ephemera under and around my photo. How about the new Prima flower ribbon. Love it!!

I slipped in a few older black flowers from Prima as well. The chipboard piece and butterfly is from my stash.

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The photo is an old one of me and my Mom. I think I was about 6 years old (he he). We were at my Mom's company picnic. 

 

Thanks so much for stopping by. 


7 Dots Monthly Challenge

Hey all, just dropping in to share my entry for this months 7 Dots Apr-May Challenge. The theme this month was In Motion.  Here is their inspirational circle.

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 I knew what i wanted to use, I just had to find the photo. A few years ago, I taught my niece how to hoola hoop. I even managed to get a picture of her when she finally got it. So this was the perfect fit for "in motion".

Here is my entry. I love that I got a chance to use blues. I rarely get to use that color, so I just ran with it. 

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I started out by using the 9th Wave collection. Then I  used a lot of mixed media on this layout. I used embossing paste, gesso, color bloom sprays, art stones, glitter glass ams mini art stones. Plus there are several layers of stamping.

I mixed a few of my scrap chipboard pieces with some whole pieces. I love that circle frame from Creative Embellishments. I cut some of the center out, so I still have a smaller circle to use later. 

This was just a fun layout to create.

 

Thanks for stopping by.

 


Prima April BAP

Just stopping in today to share my entry for the Prima April BAP. I loved the sketch this month, let's take a look at it:
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Here is my take on the sketch:
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I used the Tales of You and Me line for my layout. Lots of flowers from that line as well. My chippies were treated with Prima crackle in gold. I used Prima platinum in a mask on the background. I have a ton of the Prima resin cherubs stashed and I used one here.
Thanks for stopping by.

Swirlydoos April *Purple Haze* Kit Reveal with Kim

I can't tell you how much I love Swirlydoos kits! Every time I get one I say it's my favorite, April was no exception! I just love the projects I made with it, and I'm sharing them today.

 

My first layout is using a photo from my cousins wedding. She had a morning wedding and her colors went so well with the papers from the kit.

 I snuck into my flower stash for the coral/orange flowers. The embellishment are made from the moulds and clay from the technique add on kit. I love how they turned out. I also added a few scrap pieces of chipboard from my stash. I love how this layout turned out.

 

Next up is my layout based on the monthly sketch challenge. You don't have to be a kit subscriber to participate in the sketch challenge, so heard over to the forum and check it out. There is a great prize up for grabs.

Here is the sketch:

 

This is another photo from my cousins wedding. I got so many good pictures from the wedding. Again, I snuck in some flowers from my stash for this. I did a bit of masking and stamping behind the photos.

 

 

 

Next up is a layout I created based on the Blue Fern monthly sketch. It was only fitting that I use the sketch since we have all the wonderful Blue Fern papers.

Of course, I used another photo from my cousins wedding. This time it's one of dh and I. I pulled in some of the light blues for this one. I still used a lot of the cream/coral tones. I added a few extra pieces of Blue Fern chipboard, as well as some masking on the background. 

 

Lastly, I have another layout from the wedding. This one is a selfie I took. Most of the time when I take these, I am not very happy with them. I actually really like this one, and it goes so well with the kit.

 

I did some masking, misting and stamping on the background of this one. I also used the moulds and clay to make some of the embellishments. I used some distress ink on the chipboard piece that we got in the kit. 

 

Thanks for stopping by

 

 “Swirlydoos Scrapbook Kit Club has been sending out elegant, top of the line, perfectly coordinated scrapbook kits to scrapbookers all over the world since 2009! 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 Heard) 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!”

 

 


April kit reveal with Swirlydoos

 

 

 

Welcome to:
April Scrapbook Kit Reveal!
This month we are doing a Social Media reveal. Please go to join us on the Swirlydoos Blog(for kit reveal video and tech kit video) and our Swirlydoos Facebook page. Make sure you like, follow and share the post for a chance to win a prize! Also, make sure you have LIKED & FOLLOWED on Snapguide, Pinterest, and You-Tube, there are hundreds of free tips, tricks and tutorials posted.
Swirlydoos is proud to bring you our beautiful April collection:
 
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And check out these coordinating add-ons that perfectly compliment our April scrapbook kit! 
 
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Are you a subscriber? If so, your kit is on it's way if you don't already have it! 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*
 
 
 
 
Our designers will be sharing all their projects with you on the blog starting 4/25. You don't want to miss all the amazing projects
 
Join us in the Challenge forums for this months sketch challenge. This challenge runs until May 15th. You don't have to use our kit to enter the challenge.
 Here is the sketch and challenge prize:
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Here is my layout based on the sketch:
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Come back on 4/27 to see all my projects revealed.
While you are in the forums, don't forget to check out our other challenges, they are open to all.
 
 
This promotion will run until midnight, eastern time, April 27th. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Facebook Page and Blog on 04/29.  In order to qualify to win here is what you need to do:

1: Like and follow (make sure you turn on notifications) our Facebook page. Leave a comment let us know you have liked the pages This way we know you were there. 

2: Before you leave "tag" a friend, so they can see all the wonderful goodies in this kit and earn a chance to win a prize as well. 

3: Finally, share our Facebook post on your wall.
 

Thanks for joining us for our April kit reveal. 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!

 

 

 


March kit reveal and Blog Hop with Swirlydoos

Welcome to:
March Scrapbook Kit Reveal!


Thank you for joining our blog hop this month! If you came here from ________________'s blog, then you are on the right track. If not, go back to Swirlydoos' blog and start from there.  Make sure you leave a comment on all blogs for a chance to win a prize! And, make sure you have LIKED & FOLLOWED Swirlydoos on Facebook!!!

Swirlydoos is proud to bring you our beautiful March collection:

 Peggy's Bicycle

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

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

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

 

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 !!  

My first layout is based on this months sketch. Here is the sketch:

March Sketch

This layout is of my youngest niece. She and her sister recently spent the weekend with us and we had an impromptu photo session. It was raining so i could only get a few photos, but was very happy with the ones i did get. 

I used the main kit, along with the flower and cardstock add-on. I incorporated the die of the month and a piece of chipboard from my stash that was purchased from the Swirlydoos store. 

Here is my layout:

March sketch

 

Next is another layout featuring my other gorgeous niece. Again I used the main kit along with the flower and embellishment add-ons. The doilies are from my stash.

March reveal

 

In the main kit there is a beautiful "OTP" item. It's a beautiful fan on it's own, but boy did I have fun altering it.

March reveal frame

I did a video on how I altered it. In case you missed it, here it is:

 

Don't forget to subscribe to Swirlydoos YouTube Channel. All our video tutorials are always free.

The project kit contained a 6x6 mini album. I did the cover and sides and did a few inside pages.

Here is the cover:

March reveal mini cover

I had so much fun doing the cover, sides and inside pages. I used lots of flowers and items from previous kits and some items from my stash to take the album to the next level.

Here is a look at a few of the inside pages:

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My pages turned out pretty chunky, so I'm going to have to take a few pages out to finish it. Mini albums really aren't my thing, so this is really taking me out of my comfort zone, but i'm enjoying the process. I'm learning to relax and just let go. 

 

 

 

You have until midnight, eastern time, March 30th to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on 04/1.  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 : mile


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



Blog Hop Order: 
 
 

March Prima PPP

Just sharing a layout I created for the March Prima PPP. I love all the soft colors of this challenge.

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I started with some older papers paper and journaling cards from the Fairy Belle and Fairy Rhymes line. Then I just dug into my Prima stuff and pulled out some flowers, resins, wood icons and of course the Prima doily die. The background was created with mica powders, light paste, stencils and Prima mists.

I love doing these monthly challenges, it gives me a chance to just dig into my stash of Prima products. Trust me, I have lots of stuff to dig into.

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 I had lots of messy fun creating this layout. I used a selfie photo I took just messing around one day. I kinda like the way it turned out.

 

Thanks for stopping by.


Prima PPP and Blue Fern Sketch

 Just sharing a few layouts I created for February challenges. The first one is the Prima PPP. I love all things pink so this on was perfect for me.

 

I started with some paper and journaling cards from the Epiphany line. Then I just dug into my Prima stuff and pulled out some flowers, resins, wood icons and of course the Prima doily die. The background was created with mica powders and Prima mists.

 I had lots of messy fun creating this layout. I used a photo from my wedding 20+ yrs ago.

 

 

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Here is my layout for the Blue Fern February Sketch Challenge. I used the Love Story paper. I just loved this paper. I also used a few Blue Fern chipboard pieces. This was created for the round robin challenge at Swirlydoos.

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That's all I have for today. I'll be off creating with my March Swirlydoos kit. Can't wait to show you what I have created with that kit. 

 

Thanks for stopping by.