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 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!


  1. Personally, I'm not a huge fan of yellow but, I must say your layouts are so pretty that I'm going to have to challenge myself to use the yellow pieces too. TFS, Bonnie S :-)

  2. All of your LO's are amazing! I loved the tip you shared about holding the hit gun to color the stem. I will have to try that. The LO where you were able to use both sides of the turquoise paper is fantastic! I need to remember that idea also!

  3. Wow! You sure know how to work with yellow. These layouts are incredibly beautiful!! TFS

  4. Jan you minx you! What a smashing showcase here! For aure you are the master of bold paper! Love how fearlessly you use it as the focal point.


  5. beautiful layouts! love the idea for both sides of the paper!

  6. Love all you layouts - also love the name of your blog. ;-)

  7. Lovely layouts Jan, you 'do' the yellow so well! Awesome layout with the alternate paper sides!

  8. Gorgeous layouts! You really made this kit go far! All the best! :)

  9. Lovely layouts!! I adore your sketch layout... So gorgeous!

  10. Inovative trading keeps popping up off your site, but I love your work and will be back for another peek when I can! Thanks for sharing your work.

  11. Awesome creations!! All have so many fun details. Love the car!!

  12. You, my dear, are a machine! These are amazing (as usual)

  13. Love the star burst layout. Love how you distressed all the edges. I love your work, you amaze me with how you whip this pages out.

  14. WOW.... And I really mean : WOW!!!!!!!! I so love your creative brain. Amazing pages Jan.

  15. Oh my goodness Jan you really outdid yourself! Love Bumblebee! and the blue one that looks like sun rays but my fav has to be the Paris Pharm D. Love the flowers with the yellow it just pops!

  16. marylouh (how I've commented on other posts - won't let me do that here - sorry)

    Beautiful layouts. My favorites are the first and the last. I love the eyes peeking out of the design on the first.
    The last has used blue paper (my favorite color) and the circles are a fun touch.
    thanks for sharing.

  17. Loving all your layouts
    and all the yellow you've
    used! Lovely work.
    Carla from Utah

  18. I love your flutterby page: Your background design is wonderful; the pop of the eyes peeking out of the photos is spectacular!!!!
    Oh the Bumblebee!!!! (Just remind me that being in the passenger seat with Krissy driving is NOT a good idea, lol) I love how you've taken advantage of the purple hues among the yellows!!!!
    Your silly daughter is fun; great design; love all of the small details!!!!
    The story behind the next page is so inspirational, Jan, and you've shown the ending so well; this is such a bright, happy layout!!!!
    I love the Hello Sunshine design, with the butterflies and splats and your gorgeous title - a perfect example of Happy Accident!!!
    And now for the last page, which still has my jaw pretty much agape - the tearing & reversing, the graduated black circles and the scrap of brocade and bling, I love this one so much!!!!!!
    Jan, this has been such an inspiring "visit", thanks so much!!!!

  19. these LO's are amazing, Love what you did with the last layout. I would have messed that up so bad. Yours is fabulous.

  20. Great use of the kit with all your beautiful creations. So many opportunities. Love all the goodies in Swirlydoos kit.