Friday, July 30, 2010
Our August collection; "Shabby Ambition" embraces the soft and elegant style that "is" Shabby Chic! So many of our ladies create such amazing pieces of art using this particular style and we are excited to see the beauty you will bring out of this kit! This beautiful collection boasts brand new products from some of the top manufacturers in the industry. You'll find brand new Iron Orchid Designs, Prima, Webster's Pages, Shimmerz and more yummy goodness in this kit! We've also assembled a fine collection of add on kits that compliment our main kit beautifully. We sincerely hope you will enjoy this lovely collection that we have prepared for you.



Visit us at www.swirlydoos.com to see this kit, and all of our beautiful accompaniments! 




Wednesday, July 28, 2010
MAN!!!!!!!!! What a whirlwind 2 days we've had! We were SO fortunate to be able to meet up with so many fantastic people on this trip! Bonnie and I had the pleasure of meeting two beautiful Swirlydoos subscribers - Melissa and Bonnie! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  But - of course we were so busy chatting that we forgot to take any photos. Bad bad bad party foul! Next year for sure! We also had the pleasure of meeting up with Patti Hamil and co, and Liz Qualman who is an extremely talented sketch artist in the scrapbook world. We really did have a great time scouring the showroom floor and picking out only the most beautiful products for our members! Here are just a few more inspiring photos for you to enjoy. We will be headed home tomorrow to start putting together the SPECTACULAR September kit. "KC" thinks you're going to absolutely LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!

Brandy new and uber-licious Petaloo! Thanks Cheryl, these are AWESOME!








New and innovative LIBRARY CARD drawers from 7 Gypsies. Coming to a Swirly store near you!



Isn't this lovely! We have them!!!!!



Zentangle anyone? We'll be teaching classes SOON!




Just look at this beauty we found in the Clear Scraps booth! A lovely mini album by our own Irene Tan!


Miss Bonnie sitting in for a Clear Scraps make and take!


STEAMPUNK-ALICIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Want to learn to put together Tim Holt'z new boxes? Stay VERY closely tuned for an upcoming class by Miss IRENE TAN!









Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Here are some more photos from the CHA floor today! These are from Bonnie's camera (THANKS BONNIE!!!!)  We'll have even more for you all tomorrow!



Some Project Photos for you to be inspired by!














Bonnie and Suze - Suze has something up her sleeve for the Swirly Girls too!  *Grinz*















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Stay tuned for more fab finds tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!



We found SOOOOOOOOOO many things we LOVED at the show!!! And it's only day one! Here are some of the eye catchers for you...

Street Lace, by DCWV





New Prima Flowers





FABULOUS ATC Products!



NEW TRIMS!





Parisian Anthology!!!!!!!!!






PRIMA SCRAPBOOK JEWELRY





GLITZ DESIGN




Oh, you just KNOW right?




Bonnie at the Tim H Booth doing a very cool Make n' Take






A little Steampunk Goodness?







**grins**






Hey LOOK! I gave Caroline at ZVA a few ideas  a while back and guess what? They made my ideas into reality! Check out these pearl/rhinestones that I suggested! I think we HAVE to have these in a kit - just out of principal! LOL!!!!



And - unfortunately, I must end my first CHA Chicago blog post on a very sad note. This morning while I was attending the show- we lost a very dear and beloved member of our family. Codi has been battling diabetes for over a year now. It has taken a rough toll on her little body. After losing an eye a couple of weeks ago, today she lost her life. I miss you baby doll.




It's Me, Lisa!!
CHA is upon us this week, although some of us couldn't go, that doesn't mean we cant experience the wonder of new techniques and beautiful scrapping.
So if you would like a chance to win Bo Bunny's Whoo-ligans collection of paper and cutouts, join us on a blog Hop.
Here is what you have to do.
Visit each Design Team Members Blog, find your favorite tutorial from each one, become a Follower and link it back to your comment here. Dont forget to Follow Swirlydoos if you already don't..Easy as Pie. Now our Dear Robin doesn't have a Blog (we will work on that), so just tell us your favorite technique that she does on her LO's. And for Beggahuna, pick your favorite sketch...
The winner will be picked by Random Generator on Reveal Day here...So go forth and Explore!!

Lisa
Tina
Irene
Angelica
Beggahuna
Robin (fave technique)
Monday, July 26, 2010
Hello everyone! It's me, Irene. While everyone is busy, busy getting ready and going to CHA, I'm going to organize a little easy peasy contest for all you Swirlydoos fans and subscribers! Want to see what you might be winning? The NEW Cambridge line by Bo Bunny!!! You will get a full set of the pattern papers and the cut-outs!
How you can win this prize?

Easy! Just post the link to one of your favourite layout or project that you've created using any Swirlydoos kit in the comment section here! I'll be featuring all of them in this post! The winner will be chosen on 1st August. This means, you have till 31st July to link it back here. Good luck everyone and can't wait to see all the gorgeous projects or layouts!!



Submission:

Sherri:  I Wish I Knew Your Story (Layout)

Lisa: She's A Mystery (Layout)

Cheryl Merrihew: Summer (Layout)

Meg: Untitled...Grandparents (Layout)

Patti: Love U 4~Ever (Layout)

Kathi: Toots (Layout)

Christy B: 1934 (Layout)

Manda: Grandma Beas (Layout)

Jennifer(jrabs): Garden Fairy (Layout)

Peggy: Miracle (Layout)

RAE: Angel Face (Layout)

Mandy: Speechless (Layout)

Cheryl: Bouncing Baby Buggies (Layout)

Cassie: Speechless (Layout)

Denise: Those Eyes (Layout)

Joelle: Beaute Naturelle (Layout)

Erin: Brandon at 6 months (Layout)

Jan: Baby Face (Layout)

Yatie: The Journey Begins (Layout)

Shell: Wink (Layout)

Tammy: Corellas (Layout)



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