Saturday, January 21, 2017

**Tutorial Saturday** with Jan

Hello, Swirly Savages!

I hope you have had a chance to scrap with the beautiful December kit of the month, Vintage Winter. Despite the busy holiday season, somehow I was able to scrap down to the bare bones of the kit. So, I am sharing a Scrap Your Scraps aka SYS tutorial with you.

Here's a layout created with the last bits of the December kit.

Swirlydoos kit products:

BoBunny cardstock-Double Dot Almond
Twinklet's Diamond Dust
Aleene's Glitter Snow
BoBunny Winter Wishes-Frosted
BoBunny Winter Wishes-Flurries
BoBunny Winter Wishes-Glistening
BoBunny Winter Wishes-Journaling Note Cards
Glitter Silk-Silvermist
Prima-Antique Mistletoe
Prima Rossibelle-flowers (past kit)
Kaisercraft Pearls-Snow

Items from my stash:

Snowflake stencil- Studio R12 stencil #165.
Tim Holtz distress ink-Vintage Photo 
Prima die-Forest Leaves
Penny Black die-Holly Berries

Here's the Youtube video.

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!

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Swirlydoos is guest designing at CSI!!!

Hi everyone! Swirlydoos has teamed up with CSI this month…so much fun! I created this layout for case file 222. 

Scheme: For this layout, I was able to use the color scheme by picking some papers from various Swirlydoos kits. The Prima flowers were from the December kit of the month. 

Evidence: I use chevrons, snowflakes from the latest Swirlydoos die of the month, pearls, ribbon tied in bows, flowers and leaves, background stamping in black Archival ink, glitter on the diecut snowflake paper, and Jax was the "something fuzzy"!

Testimony: I documented the first snow of the winter and did a three line Haiku poem adaptation.

That is it for me for today! Don’t forget to check out all the other Swirlydoos challenges and come play along with us at CSI! Make sure to share all of your creations on our Facebook page… Take care and happy Scrapping!

Swirlydoos Kit Products used:
Kaisercraft Silent Night-Fill the Stockings
Kaisercraft Le Chateau-Lumiere
Kaisercraft Pearls-Snow
Bazzill Basics-Antique Script
Prima Audrey Rose flowers
Memory Craft dies-Precious Snowflakes

This is a  Design Team project I created for CSI and 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!

Monday, January 2, 2017

Design Team call for Swirlydoos!!!

Swirlydoos Kit Club - Design/Education Team Call
Are you passionate about Scrapbooking? Do you enjoy teaching and inspiring other crafters? Can you gab with the best of us? Swirlydoos Kit Club is looking to add amazing talent to our outstanding Design/Education Team for a 6 month term that will run from our March, 2017 kit to our August, 2017 kit. We will be adding 1-2 fabulously creative Designers who are energetic, outgoing, talented, versatile individuals and who are committed to the beautiful art of scrapbooking.

 Our designers must be able to devote the time necessary to our community, to our members, and to their artwork. We are especially interested in designers who make awesome video tutorials!

This DT call will close at midnight MST on January 31, 2017. 
This call is open to talented scrapbook designers/educators all around the globe
Design Team Requirements:
  1. You will create a minimum of 4-5 layouts/projects, and as many cards, tags etc as you can per main kit sent to you.
  2. Create at least one tutorial (video or photo. Video preferred) per month, and add content to our tips, tricks and techniques area in the forum.
  3. Create a minimum of 3 “blank” cards during your 6 month term to send in to the home office.
  4. You must upload your projects to all major scrapbook galleries and blogs you are affiliated with, along with Social Media.
  5. Advertise for Swirlydoos kit club with Blinkies, blog banners, badges and other social media tools.
  6. BE EXCITED about being on the team! Be very ACTIVE on the Forum (A MUST!!) and in our Facebook gallery!
  7. You will participate in our monthly Kit reveal on your blog, plus challenges (sponsored challenge blogs, etc) and any other Swirlydoos special events (NSD, WCMD) on our forums.
  8. You will occasionally be asked to send us some of your completed projects for display at trade shows that Swirlydoos is participating in.

An ideal candidate for being on the design team will:

 -Have the ability to take excellent, clear pictures of projects.
 -Create educational videos to be added to our YouTube Library using Swirlydoos main kit, Project add-on kits or products form our Swirlydoos boutique.
 -Be dedicated to promoting the kits and personal projects to social media on reveal day,      including Facebook and Instagram. 
 -Already have an active blog, Facebook, YouTube and accounts
 -Be an active member of our community on the forums and commenting in our Facebook gallery at  least four times a week
 -Be willing to partake in design team duties and help with any other promotions or contests we may have

If you are interested in joining the DESIGN TEAM - Send an email to with "DESIGN TEAM CALL" in the subject line. Include all of the following information:
  • Your name
  • address
  • telephone number
  • email address
  • blog address
  • any online galleries where we might see more of your work
  • YouTube address and or UStream Channel link,  if you have one (preferred, but not necessary)
  • 3 samples of your current work that best reflect your style
  • a list of all design teams you have been on, past and current (prior experience is not necessary)
  • Please tell us what you consider your strengths (where you excel) and why you would make a good designer for the Swirlydoos community.
What you can expect from Swirlydoos:
An honest, fun, dedicated team who supports you and your art and encourages you at every turn.
A FABULOUS tight knit community of smart assed, super talented scrapbookers from around the world
CHA invitations and passes
Free monthly main kit for Design Team
50% discount on all other kits and store purchases during your term

The new design team will be announced February 15th on our blog