Wednesday, March 15, 2017

March CSI



Swirlydoos is proud to be a sponsor for CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration throughout 2017.

Here's the latest case file. You have until March 31st to solve the case.

Here's how I solved the case.

The scene:
happiness is being out on a spring sunshiny day

The evidence: 
string, banners, butterflies (bugs), vellum (transparent stuff), enamel dots, flowers and
leaves (plants), and bows

Testimony:
scrapped a photo of me in the sunshine on a beautiful spring day because the promise of spring makes me happy

This is a  Design Team project I created for Swirlydoos Scrapbook Kit Club. 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 (Jan) 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!









Saturday, March 11, 2017

Swirlydoos **Saturday tutorial** and February kit reveal with Jan

Yay! It's mine turn to share projects created with the Swirlydoos February kit of the month!

Here's my interpretation of the beautiful sketch this month.

There is some background stamping with two Prima stamps from my stash and a Creative Embellishements stamp as well as some splatters with Smooch in black.

Don't you just love those 49 and Market flowers? Oh my! They are gorgeous!

I added some beads inside the clay frame that I made from a mold. It was painted with Art Alchemy in Steampunk Copper.


Here's another clay piece from a Prima mold.



Next, I worked on the cute little slate heart included in the main kit.

I did some random stamping on the heart then did some stenciling. The wooden "always" was painted with the new Prima Sparks paint in Mermaid Sparkle. Love the Sparks! They really do have a lot of sparkle!

So, to continue the heart theme I'd like to share my Kaiser heart shelf.


Here's some close ups.


I'll share how I created this texture in an upcoming video.

Here's some clay leaves using a Prima mold.


Here's a mini pop up album.


Inside first page with a pocket and tag.




Second pop up page.


Third pop up.


Back of mini pop up album.


And, my last project. It's an interactive folio. This is the cover decorated with more of the beautiful 49 and Market flowers.


The folio is made of chipboard, black cardstock, magnets and a lot of score tape! This is made from an adaptation of several Youtube videos by Lunar Sun.


















Here's the back.



 Here's a video so you can see all the flips and flaps.




 Krissy found this cute little mini album and sent the link to me. Of course, I had to check it out and make one a few weeks ago. So, first of all, this is not my own idea. Several different videos are out there showing how to use a pop and twist mechanism for this mini album.

I used papers, flowers, and embellishments from the Swirlydoos February kit of the month to create this pop and twist mini album.

Here's a few pictures.





Here's the Youtube video tutorial.



These are Design Team projects I created for Swirlydoos Scrapbook Kit Club. 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 (Jan) 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!






Thursday, March 9, 2017

Swirlydoos February kit reveal

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

We're proud to present:

“Love Letters”

See how you can win this kit below!










Love it, right? Why not get one of your own? Let us 
"Inspire Your Obsession!"





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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!







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. 




SKETCH CHALLENGE!!


February sketch, created by DT Member Kim Heard

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


(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, March ??. 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

These are Design Team projects I created for Swirlydoos Scrapbook Kit Club. 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 (Jan) 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!




Wednesday, February 15, 2017

February CSI: Case File 224



Swirlydoos is proud to be a sponsor for CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration throughout 2017.

Here's the latest case file. You have until February 28th to solve the case.


Here's how I solved the case.

The scene:
random letters used on the background

The evidence: 
Plain cardstock for the background
die cut butterflies, title, and round date stamps
beautiful architecture in the photo of the Paper Doll House

Testimony:
February prompt-something I love (scrapping with friends at Swirly Camp)
mix of letters used on the background


This is a  Design Team projects I created for Swirlydoos Scrapbook Kit Club. 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 (Jan) 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!








Monday, February 13, 2017

**January kit Reveal** for Swirlydoos

Hello, Swirly Savages!

I was pretty excited to get all that gorgeous LemonCraft paper in the January kit of the month, Delicate. Were you?

And, Kim is doing an amazing job with the monthly sketches. 
Here's what she created for the January kit.


This is my take of the beautiful sketch.

Just an FYI: you can pop the white part of the faucet handle off and turn it around if the word is not going in the direction you would prefer. I popped off the "love" and turned it around the other way on the faucet handle so it would work with my layout.



Here's a close up of the white crackle texture paste by Finnabair using a Prima stencil.


Look at those gorgeous flowers!


I used the feather dies that were in the die add on this month to cut some feathers from the LemonCraft ribbon. I used the back side of the ribbon.


Here's my All that Flutters layout aka ATF.


I used the Tim Holtz enamel accents in white from the project add on to alter the chippy.


I used a glue pen and two different colors of foil to add some accents to the background paper. The blue beads were included in a past Swirlydoos kit.


Oh, do you see the metal round accent pieces? That was one piece that I broke into 3 different pieces to scatter around the page. The metal trinket with the blue center was part of the Swirlydoos January embellishment add on.




This cute little frame was included in the embellishments add on. I had fun with it.

Here's the front.


This is the inside.

And, here's the back.


Here's the video tutorial.



Let me share the Anatomy of a Layout with you.


You can create this layout using only the main kit for January.


The flowers and leaves on the 49 and Market vine were altered with Prima Color Blooms in Dragonfly Blue and Lime Wedge.

The Kaiser blooms in Cotton with brushed with Ingvild Bolme ink in Cold Ice.


Here's the video for Anatomy of a Layout.




Now, here's a few pictures of the technique kit for January.
I will share the video tutorial with you later.

This was such a fun project!

A sneak peek on the inside.


These are  Design Team projects I created for Swirlydoos Scrapbook Kit Club. 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 (Jan) 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!