Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Hey everyone, I'm back with my full reveal of projects created with the Swirlydoos July *Sprocket* monthly kit. This kit is so jammed packed with the gorgeous papers from Scrapberry's. You have to get one, if you don't already subscribe. Here is a look at this gorgeous kit and add-ons again;


My first layout is based on the monthly sketch challenge.

Here is the sketch again:



Here is my take on the sketch. This kit is full of beautiful papers with wonderful textures. This is a very masculine kit. This is a photo taken a my dh retirement party. It's my bff and his bff, you would think they are a couple but they aren't. 

 The kits and add-ons are jam-packed, so I used very few things from my stash. The swirl die cut and the piece of torn music paper. I really stuck to the design of the sketch.


 Next up is another layout. This is another masculine layout.
 I started with the text paper and added layers of torn paper to create the design.  I used some burlap flowers from my stash. My dh hates it when I add flowers, so when I do I try to make them more manly (textured) and less girly.




Next up is another layout.. more of dh.
I had so much fun creating this. I did just a bit of stamping on the background as the paper has lots of texture.. I add lots of layers to this. The tiles from the main kit, layers of paper, added some burlap and drywall tape from my stash.
 



Next up is my lantern from the Project Add on. I am so in love with how it turn out, considering I didn't have a real plan when I started. It was one of those grab some supplies, turn on the video camera and let's see what happens.

I have a a 2 part video on how I created it. Below is part 1, how I created the color and texture on the outside. Come back on Saturday for part 2, how I created the Butterfly Sanctuary on the inside.
Here is the video




That's all I have for now, so thanks for stopping by. Don't forget, 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 (Kim) 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!
DT-KIM

Tuesday, August 29, 2017
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!


Monday, August 28, 2017
Hey, scrappy peeps!

August is almost over which means some of our challenges are almost over.

Have you entered the ATF challenges yet? The deadline is 8/31.
You can enter here.

The card challenge "In stitches" will end on 8/31, too.
You can enter here.

Here's an entry from Step.


The July kit of the month "Sprocket" sketch challenge will end on 8/31, too.

Enter here.

Check out this beauty by Ginny.

Sunday, August 27, 2017


Ginny's take on July "Sprocket" sketch immediately caught my eye this week. She has scrapped this adorable photo of her son and daughter so well with the layers and layers of die cuts and ephemera and other details and just the right amount of splattering and shadowing and touches of gold to form a truly gorgeous layout!!!!

Congratulations, Ginny!


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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 (Peggy) 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
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!


 

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





See this gorgeous collection up close & personal in our Facebook Live video unveiling with Kim! C'mon - she doesn't bite! (hard)




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 in the days immediately following our reveal. (and can be found in our FB gallery today) But for now, lemme tease you with a couple goodies from the team!






  

See what they did there? Magic. Well, maybe it's not "magic." Why don't you come check out our scrapbook tutorials & challenges. Most of our designers create tutorials on our forums & YouTube channel to show YOU how they work that "magic!"

Lantern Project Kit 

  Here is what some of the DT Members have done with the Project Kit:

 





Later this week Kim will be sharing an incredible 2 part video tutorial showing you how-to use your July Project kit:



ANATOMY OF A LAYOUT 

  Jan has prepared an awesome step-by-step photo tutorial using the July Main Kit! You can find this tutorial (as well as other months) in the "Anatomy of a Layout" section of our forums! Follow along as she creates this beautiful page using the exact same kit you have!

 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 February 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

That's all I have for now, so thanks for stopping by. Don't forget, 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 (Kim) 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!

DT-KIM


Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Hi all Heather here today. I want to share a mixed media layout I made for Swirlydoos Kit Club using elements from the Main kit "Spring Grunge" along with goodies from the Add-On kits.
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I made a video of the creative process , I hope you enjoy!


Along with a number of background techniques I did some simple layering and focused more on the picture. This is of Olivia on an old ship sailing through the harbor in Oslo Norway. I just happened to be a gorgeous day and the weather was perfect for a sail in the harbor.
Enjoy the close-ups.
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Thank you for stopping buy today! 
Heather 

Monday, August 21, 2017
So, how are you doing with the monthly challenges?!

Here's a beauty created by Bec for the sketch challenge.

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You've got until 8/31 to enter your creations here.

We all like to use butterflies so why not enter the All that Flutters challenge here.

Here's the latest entry from Swirlydoos member, Steph.


No time for a full 12x12 layout? Well, we do have card challenge again this month. Check out the details here. See what the special twist is, too.
Sunday, August 20, 2017


There were so very many gorgeous layouts posted this week that it was really hard to narrow it down to just one!
In the end, Bec's page featuring her adorable son captured my heart. The background mixed media, the layers of 7 Gypsies stickers and fussy cut images, the chippies and flowers and the "tick tick tick boom!" alphas all come together to form a stunning page, perfect for this little guy!


Congratulations, Bec! 


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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 (Peggy) 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!

 

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