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:
 
PURPLE HAZE
 
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!



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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.

March PPP

 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.


February Kit Reveal and Blog Hop with Swirlydoos

Welcome to:
February Scrapbook Kit Reveal!


Thank you for joining our blog hop this month! If you came here from Swirlydoos' 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 February collection:



BALLAD
 
Main kit featuring Blue Fern Studios Timeless Papers
March main

And check out these coordinating add ons that perfectly compliment our February scrapbook kit, featuring the "LOVE" project kit by Southern Ridge Trading Co.

 

March main


 

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 February 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*

 

 

 
 

We have some absolutely beautiful scrapbook projects for you to see today !!  Here are my projects.

First up is what I call my palette cleanser. It's my version of a simpler layout. Not too much of this or that. I used an old family photo I swiped borrowed from my dh.

I used items from the main kit as well as the embellishment, mixed media and flower add-ons.

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 My next layout is based off of the monthly sketch challenge. Here is the February sketch.

 Here is my layout. I rotated the sketch and then it kind of took on a life of it's own. You know how that can happen sometimes. I used a few extra items from my stash (purchased from the Swirlydoos store) because this is a special layout tht's going to be a gift. This is my brother and his wife. this is the only photo from the day they got married in 1995.

I'll be sending them this layout framed as a nice little surprise.

Feb reveal 2

This layout is of dh and I. The papers were perfect for it. I the mixed media add-on for the background. Lots of flowers from the flower add-on.

Feb reveal 3

Next up are 2 "OTP" projects. The first is the wood "LOVE" frame from the project kit add-on. this was so much fun to do. The project kit comes with lots of goodies, but to take it to the next level, you need to pull some things from your stash.

I used the white paint that came in the kit to paint it and inked the edges with gray chalk ink.  Then went to work on the chippie pieces also included, they were heat embossed.

I used lots of embossing powder and just randomly swiped my embossing pad on the frame and sprinkled the embossing powder on and heat set it.It's hard to see, but there is also some white crackle randomly spread on the frame as well.

I used gold embossing paste in the music stencil from the mixed media kit. That stencil is going to get a workout from me, it's a must have!!

The pink flowers, leaves and butterfly are from my stash. So is the pink ribbon.

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Lastly, this frame is included in the main kit. That's right, this month there is an OTP project right in the main kit. 

My frame is going to be a wedding gift, so I kept it simple for a couple of reason. Mainly, because the bride likes simple. Second, because she is still back and forth on the wedding colors. I just painted the frame using the paint from the project add-on. Used this months die of the month to cut the frame and added some bling and flowers.

Feb reveal 5

 

You have until midnight, eastern time, February 28th to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on 03/01.  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 : Be


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

 

 


7 Dots January Challenge

I like participating in challenges when I get a chance. I have always liked the 7 Dots challenges. We had some 7 Dots paper in the Swirlydoos January kit, so I got to play.

The theme for January was Industrial. Here is the "inspirational circle" from 7 Dots.

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Here is the link 7 Dots

 

Do here is my layout. I used papers from the Thoughts Keeper line. I did a lot of masking and stamping for the background. I also used a lot of metals and chipboard from my stash from my stash for this.

Jan second reveal 7 Dots

 

Thanks foor stopping by and checking out my entry.


More Swirlydoos January *Vineyard*

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

 

My first layout is of our goddaughter. She was dressed in all white and accents of purple for her Quinceanera. This picture went so well with the purples in the Royal Menagerie papers. I primed the chippie with gesso and then dry brushed some purple mica powder on it

 

There are lots of layers under the photo and I snuck into my flower stash for the purple flowers. The vine and white flower are from the kit as are the rest of the embellishments . I love how this turned out, it's uncomplicated, but not too simple for my taste.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next up is a masculine layout I created using the 7 Dots papers. I created this for the & Dots monthly challenge Industrial is the theme. Did I get it right? 

This is a photo of my dh on Halloween, we were dressed as Bonnie and Clyde, LOL. 

I did a lot of masking and stamping for the background. I also used a lot of metals from my stash for this. I used a mold from a previous kit to make the clock embellishment.

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I hope you have had as much fun creating with this kit and the add-ons as I did. It was such a fun kit to use.

 

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!”