Saturday, July 22, 2017

Tutorial Saturday on Swirlydoos

It's Saturday!!!

Time for another tutorial.

I am always up for a new, unique way to make cards so here's a card tutorial for you.
This card has some folds and edge punching to make it different. And, the card stands on it's own.





Here's the video tutorial for you.


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!




Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Swirlydoos May kit reveal "Summer Grunge" with Jan

Hello! Hope you are enjoying your latest Swirlydoos kit. I loved the Prima papers and flowers.

The sketch created by Kim was another work of art too.
Here's the sketch for the May kit.


Here's my interpretation using some tiny prints of my little fluff ball, Jax.


For this one, I changed the color of the metal gate with Prima wax.

Just a few close ups.


See how you can change the color with the Prima waxes?


I added some micro-beads to the flowers and draped the "love" necklace over the flowers.


More pretty Rose Quartz papers.




















 Here's a few pictures of the OTP project that was in the technique add on.


What's really cool about this project is the fact that the heavy door plate on the left perfectly counterbalances the weight on the right side. This means that the piece can be hung from the left tag hole and will hang straight!



Here's a close up so you can see the texture created with the Tim Holtz mini tag stencil and modeling paste.

Had to add some Prima art stones and pearls.




The video tutorial is available on Swirlydoos Youtube channel.




Here's a mini pop up album made with some of the scraps from the kit.







Ok, so here's a few more layouts for you.

The first is a grunge layout.





A few close ups.






Aaand, my last one.



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!








Saturday, June 17, 2017

May "Summer Grunge" OTP video tutorial

I am excited to share an OTP (off the page) video tutorial using the May technique add on from Swirlydoos. I used items from past and current kits, from the Swirlydoos store and my stash to complete this wall hanging. 



Some close ups so you can see the texture created with the modeling paste and crackle medium.





The corrugated heart was part of the April main kit of the month.


What's really cool is the heavy door plate on the left tag perfectly counter balances the weight on the right side of the tag. Because of this, I can use the larger tag's hole to hang this on the wall and it will hang straight.





Here's the Youtube video for you.


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!




Thursday, June 15, 2017

Swirlydoos May kit reveal **Summer Grunge**

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

We're proud to present:

“Summer Grunge”


See how you can win this kit below!







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's a sneak of a grunge layout.


Here's a layout I created while at Swirly camp.





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!!


May sketch, created by DT Member Kim Heard

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

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, June ??. 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!