Saturday, April 12, 2014

Swirlydoos Reveal and Blog Hop

Welcome to:

April Scrapbook Kit Reveal & Blog Hop!
 
If you came here from Maggi's blog, then you are on the right track. If not, go back to Swirlydoos' blog and start from there. We have some amazing projects for you to see today !! Make sure to leave a comment on all of the blogs for a chance to win!!! Make sure you have LIKED & FOLLOWED Swirlydoos on Facebook!!!

Swirlydoos is proud to bring you our beautiful April collection:

Tiffany's
 
And check out these coordinating add ons that perfectly compliment our April scrapbook kit!
 
 
We have some absolutely beautiful scrapbook projects for you to see today !!  
 
The last week of March to the first two weeks of April is a pretty busy time for me. We have three birthday's and spring break. So, I wasn't able to jump right on this gorgeous kit. I just got to stare at it and do a little petting. Once I had two days free I was able to get these three pages done QUICK! Usually it takes me 3-4 days to complete ONE page. This kit was the easiest by far to work with! Everything just coordinated to perfectly! Plus, the colors....okay!?!?
 
My oldest daughter just celebrated her 16th birthday. I took her on your yearly photo shoot and just KNEW that this kit would compliment her lovely photos.
 This kit is so elegant and classy that I decided to go with a more playful approach for my second layout. I loooovvvee the black and white polka dot paper...and of course made matching butterflies that you can find HERE.
 This is my layout based on the sketch...although it looks way off!! LOL!! You know how it is? You start with a sketch and it takes a life of it's own. I used one photo instead of three small ones. And I had to use all that negative space. So, I used the Dusty Attic chandelier chippy....the inspiration for my Ambient Elegance Butterflies.
 Here is the monthly sketch
 
 
So, let's get started! Make sure to leave a comment on all of the blogs for a chance to win!!! 

You have until midnight, eastern time, on Sunday 4/13 to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on Monday 4/14. 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 : IS

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

 

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Book Box

One of the things I love most about being an Etsy Shop owner is the people! I've meet so many nice ladies that really appreciate what I do for them! But, in turn they do more for me! For that I am most grateful!!

I was commissioned from one of my amazing customers to make something that would hold goodies. She wanted it in the  Botanical Tea  Collection and have pockets, tags and notecards. I thought a book box would be the perfect thing! You can find the paper mache book boxes at any craft store. Once you get it painted you can do just about anything!
 
Here is the front cover, somewhat based off the cover of my mini album that I recently made. 
 
For the side I used some beautiful vintage lace from an lovely etsy store.....you can find the store HERE.
 For the box the look like it has pages, I used some molding paste and a plastic fork to make indentions.
 This is the inside of the cover. I made a pocket to hold all the tags. The butterflies are also from my Etsy Shop...you can find then HERE.
 This is the inside bottom, where I just placed the notecards for demonstration purposes.
 All the pretty tags and notecards. I love the look of seam binding, so yummy!
This is just the book open! Pretty! 
Thank you for taking the time! I always welcome custom orders! You can contact me HERE for any inquiries!

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

More Salutations Projects

Hello everyone!! Happy Wednesday! I have 2 more projects to share using the Swirlydoos March Kit, Salutations.
 
First up is a layout. I totally love the burlap flower sprays that come in the kit. So, I based the colors on my layout on them. I made some matching butterflies out of burlap...you can find the tutorial on the Swirlydoos Blog. 

 
 I love making little pockets that hold trinkets and tags. The kit came with all those fabulous Prima tags and it gave me an idea.  I couldn't resist making a pocket out of the paper bag the Flower-Add On comes in. I took the paper bag and made  two pockets. The front holds all the small tags and ATC cards. And the back pocket holds a large tag I made using Prima packaging.
 Here's all the goodies that are tucked inside.

 
Thanks for taking the time....

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Friday, March 21, 2014

Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Mini Album

I'm a big fan of Graphic 45!So when they had sneak peeks at CHA I knew I had to have the Botanical Tea Collection! It's so pretty and elegant! I love the colors, the butterflies, the birds and tea!! As soon as it hit stores I went and stocked up!!  Here is my first project so far.... a 6x6 chipboard mini album! I had a fabulous time cutting into all the paper....making tags and pockets!
 
Here is the front cover. I did some machine stitching and lots of layering. I used some of my Rose Garden Butterflies from my Etsy shop.
 The chipboard album is held together with rings. I added lots of pretty seam binding, ribbon, fibers and flowers.
For all the pages, one side I have left room for a photo mat and on the other side I made a pocket to hold tags.
This is page 1 and 2.
 Here is page 3 and 4.

 Pages 5 and 6
 This how page 5 looks  when folded down.
 Lastly, pages 7 &8
 This is the back side.
 As you can see it's nice and chunky...full with lots of embellies!
This item is currently available at my Etsy shop.....you can find it HERE
Thank you for taking a peek!!
 
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Thursday, March 6, 2014

Swirlydoos Kit Club March Reveal and Blog Hop

Welcome to:
March Scrapbook Kit Reveal & Blog Hop!
 
If you came here from Dusty Attic's blog, then you are on the right track. If not, go back to Swirlydoos' blog and start from there. We have some amazing projects for you to see today !! Make sure to leave a comment on all of the blogs for a chance to win!!! Make sure you have LIKED & FOLLOWED Swirlydoos on Facebook!!!
 
Swirlydoos is proud to bring you our beautiful March collection:
Salutations
 
And check out these coordinating add ons that perfectly compliment our March scrapbook kit!
 
 
 
 
I swear, every month  I start off with I love this kit!! Well, that's because I simply DO! This kit was no exception!! I love to scrap with dark rich colors. Add in a light paper and it makes it soft. That's how versatile this kit is as you will see in my projects.
 
I love the color combination of red, black and gray. It's elegant with bit of an edge. I did some deep distressing, masking with molding paste, machine stitching and lots of layering. I like my pages nice and thick so I have a huge collection of different size and thickness of foam squares. I digitally created the butterflies, Iron Maiden, to match the gray in the Prima Stationer's Desk Paper. You can also find similar stick pins at my Etsy Shop. 
 For my second project I made a canvas. We got the this Tim Holtz District Market Canvas in Tech/Project Kit months ago...and....yeah...I've been hoarding it!! I figured it was time to use it to make room for other stuff I'm going to hoard..lol!
 This is my take on the sketch. Instead of the line across the page, I settled for some distressed lacing. The red roses are from my stash. They weren't the deep red like in the papers. So, I painted them with Mel's Diner Glimmermist to get them the right rich shade of red. The butterflies, Rose Romantique, are another set of I created to match the kit. You can find them at my LittleScrapShop.
 Here is the monthly sketch
 So, let's get started! Make sure to leave a comment on all of the blogs for a chance to win!!! 
 
 You have until midnight, eastern time, on Thursday 3/7 to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on Friday 3/8. 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 : BEHIND


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


Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Swirlydoos Lady Belle Projects

Hello everyone! Today I'm sharing two more projects I made using the Swirlydoos February Kit, Lady Belle. I was head over heels for this kit because of all the lovely purple. The gorgeous Maja Designs and  Authentique paper coordinated beautifully.
 
First to show you is a scrapbook page. I used up most of my flowers from the kit and flower-add on....lol! I did a bit of light distressing and lots of layers with paper.
 Just a close up of all the yummy flowers!

 
I made this card using Paulien's tutorial. You can find that HERE. Paulien makes the most beautiful cards and her tutorial are easy to follow.
 
Thanks for taking the time! Until my next post......
 
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