Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Swirlydoos November Kit Reveal

Welcome to:

November Scrapbook Kit Reveal!
We are not having a blog hop this month, but there will still be ways to win some prizes and, of course, beautiful projects to see from our talented design team!  Go to the Swirlydoos blog to find out how you can win some fabulous prizes by pinning our posts, projects, videos and kit pics!  Make sure you have LIKED & FOLLOWED Swirlydoos on Facebook!!!

Swirlydoos is proud to bring you our beautiful November collection:

And check out these coordinating add ons that perfectly compliment our November scrapbook kit!
We have some absolutely beautiful scrapbook projects for you to see today!
This month, designer Kim challenged the design team to use this picture on a layout.
And, we are challenging YOU to figure out which designer made each layout! 

Can you guess which one is mine? 
 This layout is based on the sketch. It's such a pretty sketch but I have a hard time using one than one photo. The Chalice Butterflies are a new addition to my Etsy shop. They are gray with a hint of peach....a perfect match for the Kaisercraft Rustic Harmony Collection.
Here is the November Sketch. Come play in our Sketch Challenge. Everyone is welcomed!!

It's my turn this month to do Anatomy of a Layout. You can find the step by step process of this layout HERE, in the Swirlydoos Forums.
I'm really excited to announce that my handmade butterflies are in the Embellishment Add-on. Krissy chose the Moments Butterflies, from my Etsy Shop, to match perfectly with the kits! So, if you didn't get the embellie kit you can mosey over to my LittleScrapShop and pick up a set! Or if you did get the Emebllie kit but want more butterflies....we always want on over! :o)

Comment on my blog for a chance to win a fabulous prize! See the Swirlydoos blog for details! 

Be sure to check out projects from the rest of the design team here:

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Treasured Yesterdays 2nd Reveal

Hello everyone! Today I'm sharing two more projects I made with the utterly gorgeous October Kit, Treasured Yesterdays. For both projects I used mostly the Prima Epiphany papers and embellishments.
First up is a mini album. I took the Honeycomb Resist Canvas, cut it in half and machine stitched the two pieces together to make the album. Here is the front cover.
page 1 and 2

 page 3 and 4
page 5 and 6
Here is a layout of my two oldest girls. I'd thought I'd scrap a picture of their real selves since the last page I did of them they were all made up. I painted the orange flowers  from the Flower Add-On with Gesso. They were a bit to bright and I needed more of a peach to better match my color scheme.
Here are just some close-ups of all the layering of paper and embellies that I love t do!

Thanks for taking a peek!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Swirlydoos Kit Club October Reveal

Happy Columbus Day!! We are not having a blog hop this month, but there will still be ways to win some prizes and, of course, beautiful projects to see from our talented design team!  Go to the Swirlydoos blog to find out how you can win some fabulous prizes just by being a part of our NEW Facebook gallery! Make sure you have LIKED & FOLLOWED Swirlydoos on Facebook!!!
I made three layouts for our first reveal. This kit, you guys, is beautiful! Lots of pretty new Prima Epiphany Line mixed perfectly with Blue Fern Studios. And lots of yummy embellishments!
So, I love embellishments :)
and I went a bit crazy here!
OMG! I love Blue Fern Studios paper! It's so thick and the designs are so so pretty! This paper in particular is one of my favorites because of the fairy.  So, I decided to keep with the theme and use a photo of Delilah morphed into a baby fairy :) I did some masking in the back ground and layered all the embellishments. Petals on the Wind Butterflies can be found at my Etsy Shop.
This my take on the sketch.  My four loves are all in school now. This is the first time in 16 years that I'm home alone. Even though I'm quite busy I've had to do some's just way to quiet. Anyhoo...first time using bakers twine on a layout...pretty cool!
 The fabulous October Sketch. Be sure to enter out Sketch Challenge. Anyone can play! Here is the link the Challenge Forum.
Treasured Yesterdays
 And check out these coordinating add ons that perfectly compliment our October scrapbook kit!

Be sure to check out projects from the rest of the design team here:

Saturday, October 4, 2014

New Swirlydoos Gallery

We are excited to move our Swirlydoos gallery to Facebook for easier posting! 

Here's a list of advantages that we know you will love:
 *You will no longer have to resize your pictures! 
*You will be able comment on projects without typing in a captcha code.
*This gallery will be a closed Facebook group, so you can comment and "like" projects all you want without "clogging up" your non-scrappy friends' feeds! (But, please invite your scrappy friends!)

So, here's how you can get started:

  1. You will need a Facebook account. 
  2. Request to join!
  3. You might already be added if you are friends with members of the design team who have already added you. 

So we can maintain some ORDER in the group and be able to find layouts posted to challenges and monthly kit projects, we will be posting to ALBUMS. Posting to albums keeps things organized and prevents posts from "getting lost"  in cyberspace which happens with a lot of Facebook groups.
Here's how we post to albums:
Right under the Swirlydoos header for the group, there is a line that gives you some options to click on: 

Members     Events     Photos     Files

  1. You need to click on PHOTOS.
  2.  A list of albums will come up, and you can add your pictures to any of these albums. For example, if you want to post your picture of a layout you made using the "Vintage Love" Sketch Challenge, there is an album for that! So, CLICK ON THE APPROPRIATE ALBUM.
  3. Clicking on an album takes you to another area. At the top right corner, CLICK ON "ADD PHOTOS." This will direct you to your photos on your computer, so grab it, add a description, and you are done!
If you want to add projects to the group that don't fit in a Swirlydoos category, you can create your own album! Here's how:

  1. Click on PHOTOS.
  2. Add an Album- title it with your name.
  3. Start adding pictures. 

PLEASE NOTE: DO NOT post pictures of projects made with OTHER kits. DO NOT advertise for other kits, or your album will be removed. Thank you for understanding.

We hope you will join us and post your inspirational projects in our gallery!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Swirlydoos September Kit, Vintage Love

Hello friends! I was unable to participate in the reveal blog hop but I have all my projects done and ready to share! First off , this kit is awesome! Lots of new Prima  from the Time Traveler's Memories Collection. It's dark with a vintage edge!

I'd like to think my style of scrapping is elegant with a bit of shabby chic. Although, sometimes I like to dabble in the dark side. That's the effect I wanted here for this page. My daughter has the prettiest blue eyes and dark hair. Dark make-up and red lipstick extenuate them more. I thought this pictured was perfect for the feeling I was trying to portray. Normally, Clea does not wear make-up like this. LOL! This was just for fun! 

Now back over to the light..hehee!! So, I distress the cardboard the kit came in and glued the heart panel (from the embellie kit) to it making this for my Delilah's room. She loves butterflies and fairies just like her mommy! I painted it all with gesso and used modeling paste to make the polka-dots. Then misted it with Prima mist. The Fairy Butterflies will be added to my Etsy shop soon for all your fairy lovers out there!

 This is the page I created using the monthly sketch.
Lastly, I created this tag.  I used the package from the Vine (used on the sketch page from the Flower Add-on)as the main tag. Then layered a bunch of goodies.

 Here is the Main Kit. 
        If you’re ready to start getting perfectly coordinated, top of the line scrapbook kits delivered to your door, please visit us at Mention my name, Angelica, when you subscribe and you’ll receive 10% off your first kit, AND a coupon good for 30% off your entire purchase in the store! How awesome is that!!!!! We are an amazing group of gals and will  welcome you with open arms!

Thanks for taking a peek!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Altered Mason Jar Tresors de Luxe

Hello friends. Today I'd like  to share my last project for Tresors de Luxe. It's been an amazing three month creating with the lovely trims. Thank you Lucy for the opportunity.
The black trim is beautiful but I found it hard to use on a scrapbook page. You know, because the little dangles would move around. I felt like it needed to be wrapped around something so I chose a mason jar.


Black Venice Lace Trim for Altered Art, Costumes, Lace Jewelry, Headbands, Sashes, Sewing, Crafts LA-142
Black Shabby Chic Flower Embellishment with Feathers and Pearl Beads FL-083
Pack of 24 White Fabric Shabby Chic Roses with "Splatter" of gold paint, Very Shabby Chic, 15mm across PF-016
Pack of 24 Light Pink Fabric Shabby Chic Roses with "Splatter" of gold paint, Very Shabby Chic, 15mm across PF-017