Thursday, July 23, 2015

Swirlydoos July Reveal and Blog hop

Welcome to: 

July Scrapbook Kit Reveal!

Thank you for joining our blog hop this month! If you came here from Rae's blog, then you are on the right track. If not, go back to Swirlydoos' blog and start from there. Make sure you leave a comment on all blogs for a chance to win a prize! And, make sure you have LIKED & FOLLOWED Swirlydoos on Facebook!!!

Here's the blog hop prize! 

Swirlydoos is proud to bring you our beautiful July collection: 

Belle Fleur

And check out these coordinating add ons that perfectly compliment our July scrapbook kit! 

Are you a subscriber? If so, your kit is on it's way if you don't already have it! If not, check out the Swirlydoos store to see if there are any July kits or add ons in the store!

Has it sold out? - become a subscriber and not only will you never miss a kit again, but you'll also pay less for your monthly scrapbook kits!

*Mention this blog hop and save 10% on your first kit*

We have some absolutely beautiful scrapbook projects for you to see today !! 

After oooooing and aaaaahing over all the papers and embellies in the kit, I picked out the papers and embellies I would use for the sketch challenge. I like to do that one first as it seems to get my mojo working. Here is a picture of my parents on their wedding day. I added the cameos from last month's embellishment add-on.

Here's a close-up.

This beautiful sketch is your inspiration, now get creating!

Our July sketch challenge runs until August 15th, and is open to EVERYONE! Upload your layout into the "Belle Fleur Sketch" section of the Swirlydoos Facebook Gallery and you will be entered to win a fantastic prize pack from Swirlydoos! Check the sketch challenge thread in our forums to see what the designers and other members have created using this sketch for inspiration!

This is the sketch challenge prize:

Next, I worked on a layout with that gorgeous fan chippie. I added some White Sands texture paste, Glimmer Mist, and some embossing powder. The papers were perfect for a vintage ancestor page. I added some flowers that were in a wine box purchased from the Swirly store.

Here's another vintage layout. The papers were screaming vintage wedding! 

The wooden pieces were part of the main kit.

My daughter sent some selfies of the St. Louis Color Run that I used for this page. The colors were perfect. One of the flowers was made from the purple crepe paper that we received in a past Swirlydoos technique add-on. I used the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die.

Here's that crepe paper flower.

I like the twine that was part of the main kit. I used it to frame some of the pictures.

Here's some inspiration for the All that Flutters challenge that is hosted every month at Swirlydoos. My step-daughter just graduated from high school this May. I thought these papers were just right. I used flowers from the flower add-on as well as some from my stash.

I brushed the edges of the Prima flower with the resin face using some LuminArte' in Boysenberry. Then, I misted it with a pearl mist to make the color bleed a little. More of that cool twine to frame the pictures here, too.

You have until midnight, eastern time, July 25th to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on 7/28. 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 : classy

Blog Hop Order: 


  1. Wonderful wedding layouts. I love the papers you chose. Well done!

  2. Wow Jan!!! You are the banner queen if you ask me. I love your beautiful layouts so much. Unique designs and awesome layering and detail work. You got me inspired girl! Thank you!!!

  3. Beautiful work!! TFS, Bonnie :-)

  4. I love the vintage look of the pages.
    The way the flowers bring your eye from the corner of the page across to the opposite corner through the picture on the first is great. I love the fan chippie on the second. The fan detail is beautiful. Thanks for sharing so many wonderful pages.

  5. Beautiful work Jan! I especially loved your stunningly delicate interpretation of the sketch challenge!

  6. Love the layouts, lots of great ideas, love the vintage

  7. beautiful, beautiful! what awesome ideas! Thanks, Jan!

  8. Beautiful layouts! I love your sketch layout the most!!

  9. Love all the little details in your layouts - beautiful - thanks for sharing

  10. Beautiful layouts. It's a great sketch this month and your captured it perfectly.

  11. Fantastic work - you are a wonderful addition to the design team.

  12. I'm so glad that you've joined the Swirly DT and these gorgeous layouts are WHY!!!! I especially love your heritage pages, it's wonderful that you have these wonderful photos!!!!!

  13. All of your vintage layouts are gorgeous, especially the fan lol. Thanks for sharing.

  14. Gorgeous creations, Jan! These papers are perfect for vintage LO's! Love what you did with the chippie fan!

  15. Fantastic projects :) So much romantic and brill layers that's all I love in scrapbook works! :)