Swirlydoos January *Delicate* Kit reveal

Hey everyone, I'm back with my full reveal of projects created with the Swirlydoos January *Delicate* monthly kit. This kit is so jammed packed with the gorgeous Lemoncraft papers. You have 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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We have a new sketch designer, ME!! I have been having so much fun trying my hand at sketch designing. There is still a bit of a learning curve, but it is fun. Hope you like the new sketch designs, they are made to go more with the kit and it's contents.

Here is the sketch again:

January sketch

 

 

Here is my take on the sketch. This kit is full of beautiful fun floral papers. The colors are so different for me. The colors of the papers go so well with my photo.This is another selfie that I snuck in the ladies room of tan event I was at, it had great lighting.

The kits and add-ons are jam-packed, so I used very few things from my stash. A few stamps, the masks and a doily. Lots of layering and some distressing to complete my page.

January sketch layout

 

 Next up is another layout. I used an older picture taken at Swirly Camp.

I did some paper tearing here.  The die cut framis from my stash. The chip board wheel the add-on  and the main kit. There isn't much masking, misting or stamping in the background, this is more of a clean and simple layout for me. This layout is for the All That Flutters Challenge on the forums, hence the butterfly.

January layout 1

Next up is another layout.. I created this using a photo I found on the internet (don't know who to credit the photo to).

I had so much fun (and got really messy) creating this.I did a lot of masking, stamping and misting on the background. I add lots of glitter glass and glitter to this once I was done.  the flowers for this came from my stash.

 

January 2017 reveal 2

How about another layout. I just couldn't stop with this kit. This is another mixed media madness layout. It is full of glass beads, glitter glass, art stones, misting, masking and lots of stamping and layers. I used a few die cuts from my stash to add just a bit extra to this layout.

January 2017 reveal

 

 

 

 

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 and CSI: Color Stories Inspiration #222

Hey Guys, Swirlydoos is now monthly prize sponsor for CSI, Color Stories Inspiration !!  The design team is playing along with the current challenge.

Here is the case #222:

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I used all of the colors in some form or fashion, although my blue turned out a bit darker than I would have liked.  As evidences, I used pearls, something fuzzy, decorative border, flowers and leaves. I used more than the 3 minimum, lol.
And as testimony, I used a haiku and added jewels to my journaling spot. 

Here is my layout:

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Just about everything on this layout is from the Swirlydoos store. Other items are for past kits. 

 

I had a lot of fun doing this challenge. It really took me out of my comfort zone but isn't that what a challenge is suppose to do. I hope this has inspired you to give it a try.

 

Thanks for stopping by. 

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


Altered Wooden Plaque Tutorial

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

This tutorial is a step by step on how I created this altered wooden plaque using the Ice Resin and Moulds from the Swirlydoos Dec 2016 project add-on.

 

Here is the Plaque:

January 2017 tutorial

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

 


DESIGN TEAM/EDUCATION TEAM CALL FOR SWIRLYDOOS KIT CLUB!!!

Swirlydoos Kit Club - Design/Education Team Call

 
 

Are you passionate about Scrapbooking? Do you enjoy teaching and inspiring other crafters? Can you gab with the best of us? Swirlydoos Kit Club is looking to add amazing talent to our outstanding Design/Education Team for a 6 month term that will run from our March, 2017 kit to our August, 2017 kit. We will be adding 1-2 fabulously creative Designers who are energetic, outgoing, talented, versatile individuals and who are committed to the beautiful art of scrapbooking.

 

 

Our designers must be able to devote the time necessary to our community, to our members, and to their artwork. We are especially interested in designers who make awesome video tutorials!

 

This DT call will close at midnight MST on January 31, 2017. 

This call is open to talented scrapbook designers/educators all around the globe

 
 Design Team Requirements:
  1. You will create a minimum of 4-5 layouts/projects, and as many cards, tags etc as you can per main kit sent to you.
  2. Create at least one tutorial (video or photo. Video preferred) per month, and add content to our tips, tricks and techniques area in the forum.
  3. Create a minimum of 3 “blank” cards during your 6 month term to send in to the home office.

  4. You must upload your projects to all major scrapbook galleries and blogs you are affiliated with, along with Social Media.
  5. Advertise for Swirlydoos kit club with Blinkies, blog banners, badges and other social media tools.
  6. BE EXCITED about being on the team! Be very ACTIVE on the Forum (A MUST!!) and in our Facebook gallery!
  7. You will participate in our monthly Kit reveal on your blog, plus challenges (sponsored challenge blogs, etc) and any other Swirlydoos special events (NSD, WCMD) on our forums.
  8. You will occasionally be asked to send us some of your completed projects for display at trade shows that Swirlydoos is participating in.
 

 

An ideal candidate for being on the design team will:

 

 -Have the ability to take excellent, clear pictures of projects.

 -Create educational videos to be added to our YouTube Library using Swirlydoos main kit, Project add-on kits or products form our Swirlydoos boutique.

 -Be dedicated to promoting the kits and personal projects to social media on reveal day,      including Facebook and Instagram. 

 -Already have an active blog, Facebook, YouTube and scrapbook.com accounts

 -Be an active member of our community on the forums and commenting in our Facebook gallery at  least four times a week

 -Be willing to partake in design team duties and help with any other promotions or contests we may have

 

 

If you are interested in joining the DESIGN TEAM - Send an email to designteam@swirlydoos.com with "DESIGN TEAM CALL" in the subject line. Include all of the following information:

  • Your name
  • address
  • telephone number
  • email address
  • blog address
  • any online galleries where we might see more of your work
  • YouTube address and or UStream Channel link,  if you have one (preferred, but not necessary)
  • 3 samples of your current work that best reflect your style
  • a list of all design teams you have been on, past and current (prior experience is not necessary)
  • Please tell us what you consider your strengths (where you excel) and why you would make a good designer for the Swirlydoos community.

 
 
 
 What you can expect from Swirlydoos:
 

An honest, fun, dedicated team who supports you and your art and encourages you at every turn.

A FABULOUS tight knit community of smart assed, super talented scrapbookers from around the world

CHA invitations and passes

Free monthly main kit for Design Team

50% discount on all other kits and store purchases during your term

 

 
 
 

The new design team will be announced February 15th on our blog

 


Love Canvas tutorial with Swirlydoos

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

This tutorial is part 2 of a step by step on how I created Love canvas from the November *Market Street* Project Kit.

 

Here is the canvas:

November project

 

Here is the first video on how I did the peeled paint technique on the letters:

 

 

Here is 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

 


Live your Dream with Creative Embellishments

Today I have a my last project for Creative Embellishments to share. This 6 months have flown by, that's because I love designing with the chipboard from Creative Embellishments. If you haven't tried it you MUST!! It really adds something extra to your projects. 

For my last project, I have a little canvas to share with you. I was feeling crafty and didn't have a lot of time, so I did this 5x7 canvas and I am so in love with it.

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I have lots of goodies layered on this piece. I started the base with washi tape and just built from there.

There is a lot of misting and splattering on this.  For my chipboard pieces, I used the steampunk-dreamcatcher as my center piece. I used a couple of different colors of chalk ink on it, then I covered it with a clear crackle medium. Once that was dry, I went over it with some distress ink to bring out the cracks.

I also used the gear-1-1/2-set-of-12  tucked in here and there. I used the middle brown color of rust paste to color the gears. Once they were placed on the canvas, I misted everything with some pink and purple mist. 

I used lots of lace and some additional metal embellishments. To finish it off, I added lots of art stones (regular and mini).   

 

Here are some close ups:

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It has been a pleasure designing for Creative Embellishments, they have been a pleasure to work with. My best to Nicolle and the new designers for 2017. Thanks to all who have viewed and comment on all my work. It has been so easy to create with the wonderful chipboard pieces from Creative Embellishment. Again, if you have't tried them, you absolutely must.

 

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

 

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Happy 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. I did a little mini photo shoot with my niece and came up with some retro looking photos.  This photo is one of my favorites from the shoot.

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 I used papers from blue fern studios Serendipity line, as they go perfectly with the overall feel of the photo. I loved the designs on this sheet, it just added the little extra.

I did a bit of stamping to add to the background.  For my chipboard pieces, I used the flourish-set-29 in my cluster and off to the left. I heat embossed it with a glitter embossing powder. I used the happy-word-set  for my title. I also heat embossed this with a two-tone embossing powder. It has a golden sheen to it.

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

 

Here are some close ups;

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That's all I have for toady. Remember the December 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


Swirlydoos November *Market Street* Full Reveal

Hey everyone, I'm back with my full reveal of projects created with the Swirlydoos November *Market Street* monthly kit. This kit is so jammed packed with the gorgeous 49 and Market 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;

Earlier this week I gave you a little preview of the kit by showing you one of my layouts. Today I'm doing the full reveal. This month we have a new sketch designer, ME!! I was so excited to try my hand at sketch designing. There is a bit of a learning curve, but it is fun. Hope you like the new sketch designs, they are made to go more with the kit and it's contents.

Here is the sketch again:

 

Here is my take on the sketch. This kit is full of beautiful fun floral papers, but I chose to go with a more solid colored sheet. The colors are so perfect for me. The colors of the papers go so well with my photo. I snuck this selfie in the ladies room of the restaurant we went to to celebrate my birthday, it had great lighting.

The kits and add-ons are jam-packed, so I used very few things from my stash. A few stamps, the cameo and clock and a doily. Lots of layering and some distressing to complete my page.

 

 Next up is another layout. I used an older picture from a visit to see my dad.

I did some paper tearing here.  The chipboard frame from the main kit, I just used inka gold from the mediums kit on it.. The chip board title is from my stash and is also treated with the inka gold. The flowers are a mix from my stash and the main kit. There is a bit of masking, misting and stamping in the background. This layout is for the All That Flutters Challenge on the forums, hence the butterfly.

Next up is a Canvas piece. I created this using the Project Kit add on. In the kit you get the LOVE letters and the canvas, plus a few other goodies.

I had so much fun (and got really messy) creating this. I used a peeled paint technique on the letter using the paints that came in the kit and a glitter paint from my stash. Once the letters were done I went to work on the canvas background. It was a fun project.

 

 

I have a step-by-step video on on the entire canvas. Here is part 1 on the peeled paint technique I used on the letters:

 


That's it for today. Come back next week for Part 2 of the Canvas and more projects created with the November Market Street Kit

 

 

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 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:

Dec Challenge photo

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.

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