Saturday, August 29, 2015

**Scrap your Scraps** tutorial for Swirlydoos

So, I'm back with another edition of "Scrap your Scraps" today. I was down to the last bits of paper of the August kit and wanted to share my final layout with you. Usually the last bits of a kit lend a more CAS layout or a grungy layout. But, this time I was able to do a "swirly" style layout as I still had some flowers left over from the flower add-on this month.

Here's what I had on my messy,scrappy table to start.

Now, I only have two good size pieces of paper left. I did find some smaller strips by my cutter later. Just start playing around with the larger pieces, maybe cut them up to make them look like they are actually larger. I do this a lot with my paper to make it go farther. Just make sure you line up the design in the same direction if you cut the paper!

Of course, distress the edges and ink them up. Now, on to some more paper layering. Remember, you can use the cardboard from the box your kit came in to pop up the paper layers.

I added some Smooch Black to the background before laying down the yellow pieces. I just unscrew the top and pull out the spritzer. Then, just use the spritzer to splash color on the page. I usually don't actually use the spritzer nozzle to spray on my pages. Also, added a tad of gold glitz with a rub-on from the embellishment add on. The black trellis is actually a die cut. (Thanks to Kim for letting me borrow the die while we were at camp!)

Next, I popped up the picture on some more of that free cardboard and began adding banners and fiber.

Next, add the vines using the die from the die add on this month. Top the vines with the remaining flowers.

Still needs something...
I added some stickers from the sticker sheet, a butterfly that I had left over from punching it for a previous layout, and that blingy yellow heart.

Now, title or journaling?

Using one of the journaling cards, I added,"I had 2 tickets to the Rams' football game. Brandon didn't want to go, so Allison went. We had fun until the game was over and I couldn't find the car!"

Yes, you read that right! I could not find the car. It was late at night and we were by ourselves. We finally found a police officer who pointed us in the right direction. Thirty minutes after the game was over we finally found the car! What a night!

Finally found my flowers--still packed from Swirly camp. Had to add more flowers!

Well, that is the end of my kit. Anxiously waiting for the next gorgeous kit to arrive.

Thank you for visiting the Swirlydoos blog today! I would love to see what you scrap with the scraps of your kit!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Swirlydoos August Reveal and Blog Hop

Welcome to:

August 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!!!

Swirlydoos is proud to bring you our beautiful August collection:

And check out these coordinating add ons that perfectly compliment our August 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 August 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 !! 

First, I'd like to share my sketch page with you. Here's the gorgeous sketch for August.

Check out this wonderful prize for the winner of the sketch challenge this month.

Here's my creation for the sketch challenge.
The heart chippies were gesso'd then hit with Perfect Pearls and several colors of embossing powder using Rae's chippie technique. The "gorgeous" chippie was hit with Tim Holtz stain only. Flowers and papers from the main kit. I added a few cardstock die cuts and flowers from my stash.

My favorite challenge each month, All that Flutters. I scrapped a few pictures of my baby purchased in 2012 after graduation from pharmacy school. The papers were perfect for Bumblebee. All papers are from the main kit with added flowers and embellishments from the respective add ons this month.

Here's another layout featuring my silly daughter singing to her music while all punked out. The papers are from the August main kit. I added some flowers from my stash. 

I borrowed a die from Kim while at camp and Glimmer misted with Olive Vine. Then, I used a heat gun to dry. I left the heat gun on the branches longer so the paper actually started to burn. This made the branches turn brown. Pretty cool!

Circles, circles, circles. I scrapped the bouquet of roses that my husband had waiting for me after I took the second half of the pharmacy boards. It was time to celebrate six years of school work finally ending and the start of my pharmacy career. I popped in a little sliver of the black corrugated paper from a past kit. The white flowers are from the Swirlydoos store, the leaves are from my stash and all other items are from the August main kit, flower add on, and embellishment add on.

 So, do you remember the SQOTW? I asked about your favorite mistake. Well, this layout has one on it! I bought the wooden "hello sunshine" piece and painted it black. It did not really show up on the page so I painted over it with yellow. Still no go. So, I sanded it down and hit it with some chalkboard Glimmer Mist in yellow. Sanded that down and hit it again with the GM. Guess it will do now.

 Pretty much used all the yellows so on to this fabulous piece of paper! Now, I liked both sides of the paper but I only had the one piece. So, I cut it and flipped the cut pieces around so every other piece was the opposite side. Now, I could have both sides of the paper on one layout!

Now that the kit is almost gone, I will be back with you to share another edition of "Scrap your Scraps" on Saturday.

You have until midnight, eastern time, August 28th to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on 8/30.

Here's a peek at the prizes for the blog hop winners.

 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 : fresh

The party continues over atAngelica's blog. Have fun!

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, 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 store!