Monday, September 18, 2017

Tutorial Saturday **altered lantern**

I've been impatiently waiting to share this tutorial with you.

Why?

Well, it was fun to make! So, here's a few pictures for you.











Here's the Youtube video tutorial.




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 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!




Thursday, August 24, 2017

Swirlydoos August kit reveal

Our July scrapbook kit has just hit the pavement, and we know you're gonna LOVE IT!

We're proud to present:

“Sprocket”



See how you can win one of our kits below!













Love it, right? Why not get one of your own? Let us 
"Inspire Your Obsession!"





become a subscriber and not only will you never miss a kit again, but you'll also pay less for gorgeous, perfectly coordinated monthly scrapbook kits!
*Mention this blog post and save 10% on your first kit*



Each designer will post their complete reveal on the Swirlydoos Blog in the days immediately following our reveal. But for now, lemme tease you with a couple goodies from me!


I will be sharing a Snapguide on how to create this layout.



Make sure you stop by our other designers blogs for more monthly inspiration: 
Kim
Jan
Peggy 
Heather




We have a great lineup of video tutorials, as well as step-by-step photo tutorials for you this month!
If you haven't already, (stern look) be sure you're connected with us on all our various social media outlets so you never miss a (free) learning opportunity. 




SKETCH CHALLENGE!!


July sketch, created by DT Member Kim Heard


This beautiful sketch is your inspiration, now get creating! Our July sketch challenge runs until August 31th, and is open to EVERYONE! 

Upload your layout into the "Sketch" section of the Swirlydoos Facebook Gallery and you will be entered to win a fantastic prize from Swirlydoos! 
Check the sketch challenge thread in our forums to see how others were inspired by this same sketch.

SWIRLYDOOS FACEBOOK BLITZ!

This month we decided to change things up a bit, see if you're still paying attention ;-) You're still going to get to see what our FABULOUS designers have in store for you, but you're also going to get the chance to win ONE OF OUR FABULOUS MONTHLY KITS*gasp... yes!*


(Don't worry subscribers!! We gotcha covered! If a current subscriber wins the contest, we will substitute this prize for your choice of either a CS, FLW, PP, MED, or DIE add on next month!) **limited to availability**


This promotion will run until midnight, eastern time, AUGUST 31ST. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Facebook Page and on our Blog.  Here's all you have to do...

1. Like/Follow our Facebook page, and SHARE THE CONTEST POST! (must like/share to be entered at all) = 1 entry
2. Tag your scrappy friends in the contest post = 1 additional entry

3. Make any purchase in the swirlydoos store = 5 additional entries
4. Become a monthly subscriber = 10 additional entries

5. Refer a friend during the contest = 10 additional entries (if they subscribe).

CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE CONTEST POST


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Swirlydoos July Reveal "Sprocket" with Jan

Hello, scrappy peeps!

Now to share my projects created with the July kit of the month. I loved the Scrapberry papers. Didn't you? So, first I'll share the layout created with Kim's awesome sketch.


I left the chipboard naked and added some cardboard (from the box my kit came in) underneath the photo. The "happy" is an acetate piece from Heidi Swapp. The word strips are Tim Holtz. I added some Prima Art Stones and Mini Art Stones to fill in some around the flowers. Then, painted them with Prima watercolors.






I liked how the cardboard looked so I used it on this layout, too.

I cut the 49 and Market flower spray apart to use it around the picture. There are lots of distressed layers on this one.


Here's a tribute page to my grandfather. This is more of a grungy, masculine layout.

Ok, here's the Anatomy of a Layout that is posted in the Swirlydoos forum. 
You can find the SnapGuide here.


I decided to make the page interactive. So, it has a hidden flap that opens to reveal more photos and journalling.








Stay tuned for my video tutorial on this OTP project.



Here's the view from the back.


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 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!



Saturday, July 22, 2017

Tutorial Saturday on Swirlydoos

It's Saturday!!!

Time for another tutorial.

I am always up for a new, unique way to make cards so here's a card tutorial for you.
This card has some folds and edge punching to make it different. And, the card stands on it's own.





Here's the video tutorial for you.


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 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!




Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Swirlydoos May kit reveal "Summer Grunge" with Jan

Hello! Hope you are enjoying your latest Swirlydoos kit. I loved the Prima papers and flowers.

The sketch created by Kim was another work of art too.
Here's the sketch for the May kit.


Here's my interpretation using some tiny prints of my little fluff ball, Jax.


For this one, I changed the color of the metal gate with Prima wax.

Just a few close ups.


See how you can change the color with the Prima waxes?


I added some micro-beads to the flowers and draped the "love" necklace over the flowers.


More pretty Rose Quartz papers.




















 Here's a few pictures of the OTP project that was in the technique add on.


What's really cool about this project is the fact that the heavy door plate on the left perfectly counterbalances the weight on the right side. This means that the piece can be hung from the left tag hole and will hang straight!



Here's a close up so you can see the texture created with the Tim Holtz mini tag stencil and modeling paste.

Had to add some Prima art stones and pearls.




The video tutorial is available on Swirlydoos Youtube channel.




Here's a mini pop up album made with some of the scraps from the kit.







Ok, so here's a few more layouts for you.

The first is a grunge layout.





A few close ups.






Aaand, my last one.



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 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!