Friday, November 20, 2015

Swirlydoos kit of the month **2nd reveal for November**

I want to share the rest of the projects I created with Swirlydoos November kit of the month. The first layout is a simple one using some of the die-cuts from the embellishment add on. The picture is an oldie of my kids-they are both in college now! I even used the strip cut from the bottom of two of the 12x12 papers along the distressed edges because I liked the sayings on them.

This was a fun one! I used the stencil that was included in the mediums add on. I love that stencil! Lots of flowers here and some fussy cut butterflies. I did some random stamping on the background paper along with some splats of Smooch. That butterfly paper was great for adding lots of butterflies to projects this month. And, what about that washi tape?! It is so cute for adding little touches of color.

I used the "Love" rub on as the starting point for this 8x8 canvas. A tutorial is coming soon.

Here's a layout created with the scraps of the November kit. I forgot to take pictures of the process as I've done in the past. More of a clean and simple layout here with torn strips of left over paper, some die-cuts, alphas, and that awesome stencil, again! This is a picture of my dd on Easter wearing a dress and bonnet that I made for her.

I hope you are enjoying your kit as much as I did! 

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 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!”

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Swirlydoos November Kit Reveal!

Welcome to:
November 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 November collection:

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

 Never miss one of our kits again!

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

Here's the sketch created just for the November kit.

Here's my interpretation of the monthly sketch. I just love those pink, velvety flowers! Definitely a new favorite! The wooden branches were just coated with gesso. I added some of the cool washi tape and some pieces from the embellishment add on to create this one.

Here's my entry for the All that Flutters challenge. After some background stenciling I cut some banners and added some flowers to the corners as well as some butterflies. The remaining wooden pieces were altered with Tim Holtz stain.

Just wanted to share with you some ways to make your kit go further using this layout as an example. I like to have my background paper mounted on another piece of paper or cardstock. But, there's no need to use the entire piece so I cut a 1 inch margin around all four sides. I then use the resulting frame as the mount for my paper and I still have an 11x11 piece left to use later.

Another thing you can do is cut your tags. If you are going to be tucking a tag under a picture, paper or flowers just snip off a little past what will show and save the rest for another page or add it on to your current page. Your tags and ephemera will go twice as far this way.

I only used the word "Cherish" on the edge of this layout.

I even cut the wooden branches apart and only used what would show on the sketch page. Here is the left overs that will be used on this page.

I cut apart the flowers when they are going to be tucked under the picture, papers or other embellishments. Again, you'll make those flowers go twice as far when you can get away with this.

Here's the wooden piece altered with Tim Holtz stain.

Here's the wooden piece and bits of the cut up flower tucked in.

 Hope that helps you make your goodies go farther!

This one was created for the Swirly Girls Challenge being hosted by Andie this month. The theme is "slipcovers." So, for my slipcover I used a 12x12 acetate piece with gold swirls. It was perfect for that black paper with gold embossed images we received in our November kit. I added some ephemera from the November embellishment add on as well as some flowers and other bits from my stash. That Prima gold lace was perfect to tuck in for some added texture.

You may have seen this mini printer's tray on the Swirlydoos blog for tutorial Wednesday.
I used the wooden lamp post, pieces from the November embellishment add on as well as pieces from past Swirlydoos kits and my stash to create this entry in Bec's mixed media challenge.

The tray is created from the Prima packaging used for their wooden embellishments. I've been saving these from past Swirlydoos kits.

Here's some close ups.

You can check out the tutorial on Snapguide.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed the blog hop this month!

You have until midnight, eastern time, November 14th to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on 11/16.  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 : lesson

Blog Hop Order: 


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 (your name) 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!

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Swirlydoos Tutorial Wednesday

Have you been getting the Swirlydoos kit of the month for awhile? Do you have some of those wooden Prima trays that are used to package the Prima wooden embellishments? Well, if you do, I have a project for you!

Start with four of these.

Make one of these!

Here's a few close-ups.

You can add any little embellishments you've collected to personalize your tray.

Check out the SnapGuide tutorial here.