Swirlydoos November *Market Street* Kit Reveal

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

 

We're proud to present:

“Market Street”

See how you can win this kit below!



 

 

***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 sneak peek from me!

 

You are going to have to wait until later for the rest, he he...

 

 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!!





November sketch, created by our amazing DT Member, ME!

 

This beautiful sketch is your inspiration, now get creating! Our November sketch challenge runs until January 1st, 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!*

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(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, December 30th. 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 be entered 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 friend during the contest = 10 additional entries (if they subscribe).

 

CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE CONTEST POST

 

 

Come back by my blog on later this week, to see my full reveal. I will have all my projects created with this kit and I may even have another tutorial to share.

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


Creative Embellishments December Challenge

Hey guys it's the first of the month, so you know what that means. It's time for a new challenge at  Creative Embellishments. They have a challenge each month. Creative Embellishment sells great chipboard pieces, along with stamps stencils and wood veneer pieces. If you haven't checked out their online store, you are really missing out. They have great shipping times and excellent customer service.

 Onto the challenge... As usual please be inspired by a least 1 element from the picture and the twist is to add something that dangles to your project.

Here is the inspiration piece:

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On to my layout I created for the December challenge: 

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For December, I had to use a Christmas photo. This was taken last year with my nieces right before we left for a girls day. We went for lunch and then to see The Nutcracker. 

I used a couple of different chippie pieces on this layout. I just love the flourishes and could use them on all my layouts. For this layout I chose flourish set 15.  I heat embossed them with a light pink embossing powder, then used some ice stickles for sparkle. They are really shimmery in real life.

For my piece that dangles, I used the heart dangle 3. It got the same treatment as the flourishes. Once it was dry I added a few small pink pearls to it. I love the way the chipboard turned out.

Here are some close ups:

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That's all I have for today. Thanks for stopping by. Don't forget to you have all month to join in on the challenge over at Creative Embellishments.

Kim_june_2016

 


Believe with Creative Embellishments

Today I have a couple of projects for Creative Embellishments to share. I know I keep saying how I love their chipboard, but I really do. If you haven't tried it you MUST!! It really adds something extra to your projects. 

The first is a mini canvas that I created. I love doing OTP projects, so much so that I am running out of room to put them. This little canvas was a quick fun project. It's a flat 4x4 canvas.

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Creative Embellishments has these square-mini-frames that are perfect for your small projects. I used that as my base and built upon it. I added gesso, art stones and several mist to it. For the top piece I used a piece from the filigree-corner-set-1, it is also the perfect size for small projects. For this piece, it got a coat of gesso and the a coat of art alchemy paint. 

 

Here are some close ups:

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Next up I have a card to share. It takes me a really long time to make cards, so I don't do it often. I do really like the way this one turned out.

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 The flourishes are great for cards. For this one I used flourish-29 and cut it into 2 pieces. I used a two-tone embossing powder on it. I love the way it turned out. Remember cutting your chipboard is a way to make it work best on your project. 

 

Here are some close ups:

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That's all I have for toady. Remeber the monthly challenge is still going on over at Creative Embellishments. We would love it, if you played along. Thanks for stopping by.

Kim_june_2016


Moments

Hey everyone, I'm back to share another layout I created with the Swirlydoos *Rose Garden* Kit. This kit was packed full of papers and embellishment from Prima Rossibella line. This is an amazing kit. Your pictures just really want to be on these papers. Once I started creating I couldn't stop.

Today I have a mixed media heavy layout.

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I started this with a cardstock base. I like to do that when I am adding a lot of mediums to my paper. It helps to keep my paper from buckling, plus it gives it a stronger base. 

Next I cut and distressed the edges of 2 separate sheets of paper and glued them down. The top sheet got a quick coat of clear gesso, so my mist didn't soak into the papers. The I did some stenciling with 2 different stencils. I topped that off with some random stamping (I used a waterproof ink because I was going to do some misting next. Didn't want my ink to run).

Then I started layering my picture, flowers, lace and bling. Once I had everything in place, I started adding the art stones and prills. After everything was dry, I added some more mist with a paint brush.  

Here are some close ups:

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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

 


Amour with Creative Embellishments

Today I have a project for Creative Embellishments to share. I know I keep saying how I love their chipboard, but I really do. If you haven't tried it you MUST!! It really adds something extra to your projects. 

Today I have a layout to share. The photo on the layout is a recent one of dh and I out celebrating my birthday with a nice dinner. We were on vacation in New Orleans and had a fabulous time. 

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I love this photo and the colors in it. I used papers from blue fern studios Serendipity line, as they go perfectly with the colors in my photo. I used the fascination, calling cards, and inspiration sheets for my background and layers.

I did a bit of masking and misting to the background as well.  For my chipboard pieces, I used the lace-border-1 behind my photo. I cut it into pieces (didn't want to waste any) and just used it on the sides. I heat embossed it with a two-tone embossing powder. I used the fancy-oblong-frame-set (the small one) over my photo. I also heat embossed this with a two-tone embossing powder. 

I added some of my favorite flowers, embellishments and die cut swirly and called it done. 

 

Here are some close ups;

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That's all I have for toady. Remeber the monthly challenge is still going on over at Creative Embellishments. We would love it, if you played along. Thanks for stopping by, come back later this week when I share another Swirlydoos project.

 

Kim_june_2016


Creative Embellishments November challenge

Hey guys it's the first of the month, so you know what that means. It's time for a new challenge at  Creative Embellishments. They have a challenge each month. Creative Embellishment sells great chipboard pieces, along with stamps stencils and wood veneer pieces. If you haven't checked out their online store, you are really missing out. They have great shipping times and excellent customer service.

 Onto the challenge... As usual please be inspired by a least 1 element from the picture and the twist is to use a piece of wood on your project.

Here is the inspiration piece:

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 On to my layout I created for the November challenge:

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I was inspired by the fall colors and the overall feel of the Thanksgiving holiday.

The photos is of the Thanksgiving table setting one year. Dh had to work so instead of me going to family for dinner, I cooked for just the 2 of us before he left for work. I didn't let the fact that it was just the 2 of us keep me from going all out with the table setting.

So, I dug deep into my stash for the papers and flowers. For my chippies, I used the leafy-corner-flourish-set that first covered in clear gesso. Then I painted it with Prima color bloom 2 spray in Golden Walnut.  It's a really pretty green gold color, perfect for this challenge.

For the twist I  added a wooden tag, which I hand wrote my part of my title on.

 Here are some close ups of my page: 

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That's all I have for today. Thanks for stopping by. Don't forget to you have all month to join in on the challenge over at Creative Embellishments.

Kim_june_2016

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SwIrlydoos October *Rose Garden* Full Reveal

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

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Last week I gave you a little preview of the kit by showing you one of my layouts. Today I'm doing the full reveal, starting with my sketch layout.

Here is the sketch again:

October 2016

 

Here is my take on the sketch. This kit is full of beautiful feminine fun papers. The colors are so perfect for me. The bright colors of the papers go so well with the fun mood of my photo. I did a fun photo-shoot when a friend came to visit and it was perfect for these papers.

The kits and add-ons are jam-packed, so I used very few things from my stash.  Mainly just some ink, a few leaves, the doily and paper tearing to complete my page. I colored the chipboard title piece with the mist from the mediums add-on.

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 Next up is another layout. I used another fun photo from the same photo-shoot.

I have a few layers going on here.  The hanging bulbs are from the main kit, I just used perfect pearls on them. The heart chip board piece is from my stash. All the flowers are from either the main kit or the flower add-on. There is a bit of stamping in the background. This layout is for the All That Flutters Challenge on the forums, hence the butterfly.

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Next up is a Wall Art piece. I created this using the Project Kit add on. I had so much fun creating this. I dry brushed some antique pink chalk paint on the background first. Then I went to work the rub-on and flowers.

Almost everything is from the kit. The only items I used from my stash were the chalk paint and the pieces of white flower ribbon. Oh and the crackle.

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I have a step-by-step video on the kit. Here it is:

 


 

 

For my last layout I have another full on girly layout with lots of layers.

I used a selfie for this layout, but it isn't your typical selfie...lol. I decide to play around with my camera one day and took a few "bedroom" selfies. I love how they turned out.

One of the papers had all these wonderful little cards on them. I cut them out and layered them behind my photo. I put a few on foam tape to give them more dimension. I added some stenciling to the background as well. Then a little cluster on the bottom with the ephemera, some flowers and a piece of ribbon. The chip board leave are from my stash and I colored them with the mist from the mediums add-on kit. Added some bling and done.

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Tha'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 October *Rose Garden* Kit Reveal

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

 

We're proud to present:

“Rose Garden”

See how you can win this kit below!

Kit-93-Reveal

 

 

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

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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 sneak peek from me!

Oct Kim

 

You are going to have to wait until Sunday for the rest, he he...

 

 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!!

October 2016



October sketch, created by our amazing sketch artist, Beggahuna!

 

This beautiful sketch is your inspiration, now get creating! Our October sketch challenge runs until November 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!*

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(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, November 3rd. 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 be entered 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 friend during the contest = 10 additional entries (if they subscribe).

 

CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE CONTEST POST

And finally, remember... HUGE SALE!

 

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Come back by my blog on November 3rd, to see my full reveal. I will have all my projects created with this kit and I may even have another tutorial to share.

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


Follow your Heart with Creative Embellishments and Heartfelt Creations

Hey guys, I'm popping in today to share a project I created with some Creative Embellishment chip boards and Heartfelt Creations. You see, over on the Creative Embellishments blog we are doing a cross promotion with Heartfelt Creations. If you haven't checked out the products from either place you are missing out. Creative Embellishments has amazing, high quality laser-cut chipboard. Heartfelt Creations has amazing stamps with matching dies and paper collections.

Here is my project using these amazing products:

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I created a layout using some of the gorgeous paper from Heartfelt Creations. This collections is called vintage-floret and has 24 double-sided papers. The colors in the pack are great for vintage, shabby chic or rustic layouts. I chose a vintage layout, using an older photo of my mother.

Heartfelt Creations has great stamps to use to make your own flowers, however I chose to use my floral stamp in a different way. I used the sun-kissed-fleur-swirls as a background stamp 2 different ways.

First I used it behind my floral cluster by stamping with some embossing ink and using a fine embossing powder and heat setting it. Then I used it with some brown ink along the edges of my paper to add a bit more depth to the paper. I only inked the swirl and leaf parts and stamped randomly. 

Of course no project is complete without some chipboard. This layout didn't require a lot of chip board. I think the swirly-border gave it exactly what was needed. I left it raw, as in that state it fit in well with the rest of the layout.

 

Here are some close ups:

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That's all I have for today, thanks for stopping by. Don't forget there is still a monthly challenge going on over at Creative Embellishments.

Kim_june_2016
 

 


Inspirational canvas video tutorial for Swirlydoos Kit Club

Happy Saturday everyone, today I have a Saturday video tutorial for Swirlydoos.

This tutorial is a step by step on how I created this inspirational canvas for my scrap room from leftovers of the September kit.

 

I used some embellishments of my own to take it over the top. A lot of the items I used can be purchased in the Swirlydoos Boutique.

 

Here is the canvas:

October tutorial

 

Here is the video:

 

 

 

 

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!