Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Another layout using the September Swirlydoos Kit of the Month

I forgot about this awesome acetate piece until Angela posted her layout using it. So, I had to dig it out of the mess in my scrap room and create a page today.

I used the wet distressing technique to get the deeply distressed edges on the papers that are layered under the acetate piece. We received the clocks stencil in a past Swirlydoos kit and I used it on the background peeking out from the distressed layers. The flowers are from the current kit and past kits. I cut apart a border chippie and then embossed three pieces to tuck in around the flower clusters.

The picture is my dd during her high school senior photo shoot. tfl!

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 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!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

September Reveal and Blog Hop

Welcome to:
Swirlydoos Kit Club 
September 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 September collection:

And check out these coordinating add ons that perfectly compliment our September 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 September kits or add ons in the store!

***All of our monthly scrapbook kits are available in our store while supplies last!***

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 Never miss one of our kits again!

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

Since the kit sketch is always my first project, let me share my take on the wonderful sketch. I used the Bottle Green Mica powder mixed with water to splatter the background. I also used several of the Kaiser mists that we received in the May mediums add-on. Just some pictures of me and the kids at Grand Canyon a few years ago.

Here's the sketch created by our very own Beggahuna.

And, drum roll! Here's the sketch challenge prize.

Next, my favorite layout with this kit. I used the resist paper for the background. The colors included the Touch of Gold from the mediums add-on and Bottle Green Mica Powder again. I used Ingvild Bolme inks around the edges. Then some Soot TH Crackle paint drizzled and painted. The chippie is altered with several of the Kaiser mists from the May add-on.

The title for this one is "Losing Time" thus the falling clock hands, numbers, and the title. A senior picture of my daughter who is now completing her second year of college a semester early.

Next, a layout of my little fluff ball using lots of layers. I added a Prima vine from a past kit to the flowers on this one and some rub-ons from TH to add a little interest to the background.

Here's my entry in the SGC Challenge for September, The Art of Giving, hosted by Sherri. She challenged us to make something as a gift. I made a date night altered cigar box for my husband for our anniversary. There is a small envelope for each month of the year with a special date. Each one is a surprise to my husband (and, sometimes they are a surprise to me as I forget).

I added some metal pieces from my stash and some microbeads we received in a past kit.

Here's a mini album made from one sheet of 12x12 paper as the base. I have made this mini several times and added it to a 12x12 layout or another mini-album. A great way to add more pictures! Here's the link to the tutorial I used. I want to add pictures from some of our date nights to the album.

Here is the album partially opened.

Here it is opened up completely.

Close up of a Blue Fern chippie I added from my stash.

The last section is a pocket for memorabilia.

Here's my entry for the All that Flutters challenge using the September kit. My kids over 15 years ago with our pet parakeet.

Again, I used the mica powder mixed with water that was included in the kit to splatter the background.

I hope you enjoyed these projects and are inspired to create your own beautiful projects with this amazing kit!

Here's a peek at the blog hop prize. Good luck!

You have until midnight, eastern time, October 1st to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on 10/03.  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 : the habit

Sunday, September 13, 2015

**Tutorial Saturday** Swirlydoos-Stamping 101

Sharing my first ever video tutorial. I shared this yesterday on the Swirlydoos blog.
Some of you had requested some stamping basics in the Swirlydoos forums so I put this together.

Please come and check us out at, visit our scrapbook store at, and If you’re ready to start getting perfectly coordinated, top of the line scrapbook kits delivered to your door, please visit us at Be sure to 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!”