Thursday, February 25, 2016

Swirlydoos February Kit Reveal and Blog Hop

Welcome to:
February Scrapbook Kit Reveal!

Thank you for joining our blog hop this month! If you came here from Blue Ferns'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 February's collection:


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

As always, Beggahuna has a wonderful sketch included with our Swirlydoos kit.
Here's the sketch.

Here's my take on the February sketch. My grandparents a few years ago celebrating Christmas with us. It was the last Christmas we had with Grandpa. He was acting silly as always! 
The leaves are cardstock die cut with the Prima Forest leaves die.
I altered one of the metal Prima butterflies by heating it with my embossing gun then dipping it in embossing powder. The embossing powder stuck to the butterfly and I was able to hit it with the embossing gun again to melt the embossing powder onto the butterfly. Voila! A red butterfly now! 

Next, I'll share a layout where I played with the adhesive rub ons and some black embossing powders. This is a picture of my son taking a break during a spring break hike of the Grand Canyon in 2010.
 I did some heavy distressing on this layout so I could tuck some of the Prima wooden pieces in along the edges.

I always love to create for the All that Flutters challenge hosted by Design Team member, Angelica. Here's my creation for the February kit. This is a SWAK wedding picture my daughter took at our wedding a few years ago.

 Here's a few close-ups.

Ok, how about that DIY frame that was in the kit? Have you played with yours yet?
Well, do you want to hear a little story? I had my February kit laid out on my scrap desk and had the paper picked out to put on the frame but I was waiting for the paint to dry on the frame before starting. My dear husband went into my scrap room to make a card for Valentine's day while I showered. He picked a few flowers from the February kit along with the one and only sheet of Blue Fern paper that I had chosen for the DIY frame!!! {{{gasp}}}

I thanked him for the sweet card, held it together, yes, I did. Then, while he was gone, I removed all his embellishments from the front and used the BFS paper to decorate the frame as planned. I picked a similar sheet of paper, not so dearly loved, glued his embellishments back on and affixed it to the front of the the card. Unless he reads my blog he'll be none the wiser!

So, here's my DIY frame. 

I used the adhesive rub ons to do a glitter butterfly right on the glass.

Now, back to some more layouts. Here's a simpler one of my son many years ago.
I used a lot of the ephemera to make this one.

Here's a few close ups.

This was a fun one to create. I tore a bunch of strips and rolled them to resemble bark on a tree.

As you can see in the close ups, I then tucked flowers, ephemera and beads in randomly for interest.

This month I am honored to share the Anatomy of a Layout with you. This layout features two photos but could easily be adapted to feature three or four photos if you prefer.

As always, the Anatomy only uses the main kit. Visit Snapguide for the tutorial.
February is often considered the month of LOVE and Swirlydoos celebrated with a special kit featuring the LOVE project kit.
This was a fun piece to create. 

I will share a Snapguide tutorial on how I created this piece along with a bonus tutorial on how to deconstruct your chipboard pieces. So, stay tuned!
You have until midnight, eastern time, February 28th to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on 03/01.  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 : possible

The party continues over at Cindy's blog. Have fun!
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!”


  1. Lovely, lovely projects! I have these papers and you have inspired me to use them!

  2. All are so very beautiful! I LOVE how you created the bark strips - AWESOME! And the sanding on your Anatomy layout - AWESOME! And your Love project - AWESOME! (It's my word of the moment!!) Thanks for all the inspiration!!

  3. Jan, that bark effect is fantastic!! Love it! and as for the story of the card and your husband - hilarious!!! LOL!

  4. Jan, each of your projects is totally fabulous! Love the rolled paper that looks like bark and your OTP project is gorgeous. I also loved the story of your special Valentine card for your dh!

    1. I meant the card "from" your dh not "for"! I guess I can't type what my brain is thinking! LOL!

  5. Wow you rocked this kit!!! Love the layouts! Thinking these papers would be perfect for scrapping some family photos of the grandparents!All the best :)

  6. Gorgeous projects!!! Thanks for the close ups! I love what you did with the frame!

  7. Such great layouts! These papers are quite easy to create with, they're so beautiful, but you've added just the right touch to make them fab! Love the texture you've got going on in the wood slats layout. Great work!

  8. Wow, so many great projects! Loving all the different techniques you have used.

  9. Lovely projects! TFS, Bonnie S :)

  10. I love the "bark" on the tree.
    Clever idea.
    thanks for sharing so many wonderful projects.

  11. Loved the layouts and projects especially what you did to the angel on the love project and the bark strips you made from paper for one of the layouts

  12. wonderful projects! What a nice story about your husband!

  13. Especially loved the idea of making paper look like bark. Very clever. I also enjoyed your story about your dh using you paper.

  14. Lovely projects!! I loved your LOVE project!!

  15. Adore the sign. Love all the layers and pieces of ephemera in the layers of paper. Amazing work luv.

  16. So I see I am not the only one who gets unexpected visitors in their craft room? Beautiful work

  17. I'm still smacked by your "bark" layout; WOW! Just WOW!!! And I love all of your projects; perfect examples of Swirly Shabby!!!
    (Great story about DH; a guy who will make a card for you is amazing!!!)

  18. Beautiful projects Jan! My favorite is how you rolled paper to look like bark on a tree. What a great idea!