"Untitled" Prince Layout

I'm back with another layout created with the Summer Concert Toolshed kit from International Scrapbook Garden. This is the masculine kit, but it had these beautiful yellow papers in it from 13 Arts. So how do you create a masculine layout with yellow paper? Well let me show you what I did.

Here is my layout:

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I incorporated black and grey with the yellow. The chipboard add on had these wonderful chipboard instruments and this guitar was perfect for this photo of Prince. Let's talk about this photo, how perfect was it with the yellow guitar? Oh how I loved Prince.

I colored the music symbol with black archival ink. I left the guitar naked. Like I said I layered torn strips of grey and black paper to break up some of the yellow.

The flowers are from my stash, just some more older petaloo. me grey I'm having a hard time not adding flowers, lol. I used a die cut for the leaves. I also had a guitar pick a friend gave me, talk about the perfect embellishment.

The kit also came with a music note stamp. I did some random background stamping with some grey archival ink. They I added some mini art stones and black splatters.

Here are some close ups:

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


Today I am sharing my first layout created with the Toolshed kit from International Scrapbook Garden. I don't have my new kit yet, so this layout was created from the previous Summer Concert kit. This kit is the masculine kit. It is filled with wonderful grungy papers from 7 Dots and 13 Arts. Plus tons of chipboard.

So here is my first layout:

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I used lots of the chipboard and layered it all over, I left it natural. I loved the frame with the "You Rock" on it. It was perfect for this photo of my nephew. Those washi tape chippies are amazing. I could use tons more  of those.

I layered a few pieces of paper and tags behind the photo. I also added some Tim Holtz film strip tape to match the paper. The flowers are from my stash, some old petaloo. I added some chicken wire stamping and called it done.

Here are some close ups:

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Crop 2

 

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I am so excited to be working with this kit. It really pushes my creativity. I love making layouts with lots of flowers and girly colors, so working with a masculine kit will be fun.

Don't forget to stop by the International Scrapbook Blog on Saturday, the new kits will be revealed. You will love them. 

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


Exciting News

2018 is off to an exciting start for me. I have been asked to join the The International Scrapbook Garden Design Team. They are a new company with limited edition kits featuring hard to find paper lines from all over the world. 

There are 3 kits to choose from. The Garden kit, which has feminine papers. The Toolshed kit( I’ll be designing with this kit), which has masculine papers and the Fairy Garden kit, which is a mini card kit. 

The January/February kit reveal will be in a few days and you will love it. There will also be a sketch/mood board challenge. I can’t wait to see what everyone does with it.  So make sure you stop by the blog on January 13th for the reveal.

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Thanks for stopping by, that’s all I have for today. Come back later in the week for my first reveals. 


CSI -Color Stories Inspiration Case #245

Hey everyone!

It's time for the first Case File of the New Year for CSI - Color Stories Inspiration!
 
It is also my first case on the CSI Design Team.
I am so excited to be here among these amazing designers. 
 
So here we go with Case File 245
 
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Here is the case file:

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And--have you heard?--we've got a brand-new twist on our challenge! We're calling it Freestyle, and it's tailor-made for everyone. Like the old, traditional way we've had our challenges? We've still got the traditional clues, which you can find at the bottom. Want to try something new? Freestyle the challenge by interpreting the Case File Scene any way you'd like. Or, combine the traditional with the Freestyle and pick and choose the clues you want. No minimum requirements because CSI is all about inspiration and telling your stories YOUR way.
 
Remember to scroll all the way down to the bottom of this reveal post for RGB codes, color descriptions, and more detailed explanations of the Evidence and Testimony prompts.
 
 
I used the color scheme and threw in some of the evidence. Here is the evidence I used: 
Distressed solid background paper
Woodgrain
Polka Dots
Stars
 
Now for some close ups:
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I used Authentique "Strong" Collection for this layout.
 
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I used a mix of Prima and Petaloo flowers for this. That clock is a Prima resin piece. I hoard my resin pieces, as I love them so.
 
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I have so much chipboard, I try to use at least 1 piece on every layout. These pieces are by Creative embellishments.
The swirls were simply painted. The star frame was first painted with clear gesso then misted with 2 different colors to get the greenish black color.
 
 
 
We trust we've left enough clues for you to solve the case!
 
The deadline for completing this Case File is Wednesday, January 31, at 11:59 p.m. EST. Be sure to link your layout using the link tool in the sidebar on the CSI blog, and mention the Evidence and Testimony clues you used. Also, please title your link with your name and country. Follow the link below for the CSI Blog.
 
 
 

We're so excited to have twelve generous sponsors this month! Our sponsors are among the best in the crafting industry, offering unique and trendy products. CLICK HERE to read more about these generous sponsors and the prizes they're donating.
 

 
 
 
CASE FILE CLUES 

THE SCHEME 
  • 29.49.48 – greenish black
  • 254.255.241 – off white
  • 183.211.189 – celadon color
  • 235.173.38 – mustard yellow
  • 132.131.83 – khaki green
EVIDENCE 
  • Distressed solid background paper, like BasicGrey
  • Woodgrain
  • Polka dots
  • Bunting/banners
  • Moon, stars
  • Triangles
  • Trees
  • Mountains
  • Lights/lamps
  • Winter elements
  • Moose or other animal
  • String
  • Houses/other architectural elements
  • Flags
  • Dashed lines
  • distressing
TESTIMONY (Journaling ideas)
  • Topic: Document a winter activity
  • Prompt Idea: Choose a January writing prompt.
  • Presentation: Put your journaling behind a window.
  • Writing Format: 6-word memoir.
  • Inspiration Words: night, active, shine
 
 
 
Thanks for stopping by today! 
 
Happy New Year and Happy scrapping!
 
Kim
 
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CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration and Swirlydoos

Did you know that Swirlydoos is a monthly prize sponsor for CSI:challenge?

Yep, They have been all year and the DT occasionally plays along with the challenges. Well this month we once again joined in. The case file was a beautiful neutral palette.

 

CSI is changing the rules up a bit. You can now be inspired by just the scene or you can use the above evidence and testimony. Either way, you still have to use the color scheme to start your layout.

Before I show you my layout, let me tell you how was inspired to create it. I used the case file as my inspiration starting with the evidence (choosing 3 clues). My 3 clues are flowers/leaves, string and fussy cutting. Those tickets layered under my photo were fussy cut from an ephemera sheet.

I also took some inspiration from the scene. In the bottom left corner is some block writing, I thought that writing looked the same as the writing on the title block I used. 

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I created a rustic layout with this neutral palette. I just loved the colors, they had a serene, nature type feel to me. I used papers from 49 and Market, chipboard from Creative embellishments and just some random flowers. I used the Prima rust paste on the chipboard to try and mimic the tree bark in the photo. I think it turned out pretty good.

Don't miss your chance to enter this fun challenge and win some amazing prizes. You might just win the GC to Swirlydoos and you can pick up one of our amazing kits.

 

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 September *Autumn Bloom* Kit Reveal

OurSeptember scrapbook kit has just hit the pavement, and we know you're gonna LOVE IT! It's filled with gorgeous papers from 49 and Market along with the matching flowers.  Add in some original embellishments and you have another to die for kit.

 

We're proud to present:

“Autumn Bloom”

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 ***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 

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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 couple goodies from me!

Here is a layout I created with this kit. You will have to come back later this week to get the full monty, lol.

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Make sure you stop by our other designers blogs for more monthly inspiration:

Jan

Peggy

Heather


We have a great lineup of video tutorials, as well as step-by-step video 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!!

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September sketch, created by DT Member Kim Heard

This beautiful sketch is your inspiration, now get creating! Our September 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.

 

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 August *Sunshine* Kit Reveal

Our August scrapbook kit has just hit the pavement, and we know you're gonna LOVE IT! It's filled with gorgeous papers from Blue Fern Studios and flowers from 49 and Market and new watercolors from Prima Marketing.

 

We're proud to present:

“Sunshine”

See how you can win one of our kits below!

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***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 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 couple goodies from me!

Here is a layout I created with this kit. You will have to come back later this week to get the full monty, lol.

August 2017 reveal

Here is the Wall hanging project kit. Later this week I will have a video on how I created the crackle and color as well as the clay embellishments.

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Make sure you stop by our other designers blogs for more monthly inspiration:

Jan

Peggy

Heather

 


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!!

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August sketch, created by DT Member Kim Heard


This beautiful sketch is your inspiration, now get creating! Our August sketch challenge runs until September 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.

 

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 July *Sprocket* Lantern project add-on tutorial

y guys, today I am sharing part 2 of the Swirlydoos July *Sprocket* project add-on. This video shows how I created the inside of my lantern Butterfly Sanctuary.

 

Just a few days ago for reveal I posted part 1 of the video that shows how I created the texture and color on the outside of the Lantern.

Here is a picture to remind you of what the completed lantern looks like.

 

Here is Part 1

 

 



 

Today's Part 2

 





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 July *Sprocket* Kit Full Reveal with Kim

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

 

 

My first layout is based on the monthly sketch challenge.

 

Here is the sketch again:

 

Here is my take on the sketch. This kit is full of beautiful papers with wonderful textures. This is a very masculine kit. This is a photo taken a my dh retirement party. It's my bff and his bff, you would think they are a couple but they aren't. 

 

 The kits and add-ons are jam-packed, so I used very few things from my stash. The swirl die cut and the piece of torn music paper. I really stuck to the design of the sketch.

 

 Next up is another layout. This is another masculine layout.

 I started with the text paper and added layers of torn paper to create the design.  I used some burlap flowers from my stash. My dh hates it when I add flowers, so when I do I try to make them more manly (textured) and less girly.

 

Next up is another layout.. more of dh.

I had so much fun creating this. I did just a bit of stamping on the background as the paper has lots of texture.. I add lots of layers to this. The tiles from the main kit, layers of paper, added some burlap and drywall tape from my stash.

 

Next up is my lantern from the Project Add on. I am so in love with how it turn out, considering I didn't have a real plan when I started. It was one of those grab some supplies, turn on the video camera and let's see what happens.

 

I have a a 2 part video on how I created it. Below is part 1, how I created the color and texture on the outside. Come back on Saturday for part 2, how I created the Butterfly Sanctuary on the inside.

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 July *Sprocket* Kit Reveal

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

 

We're proud to present:

“Sprocket”

See how you can win one of our kits below!

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***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 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 couple goodies from me!

Here is a masculine I created with the kit.

July 2017

Here is the Lantern project kit. Later this week I will have part 1 or a 2 part video on how I created the texture and color on the outside and embellished the inside.

July 2017 project

Make sure you stop by our other designers blogs for more monthly inspiration:

Jan

Peggy

Heather

 


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!!
July 2017 Sketch


July sketch, created by DT Member Kim Heard


This beautiful sketch is your inspiration, now get creating! Our July sketch challenge runs until August 31th, 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 ONE OF OUR FABULOUS MONTHLY KITS
*gasp... yes!*

 

 

(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, AUGUST 31ST. 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 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