Monday, September 30, 2013
WE HAVE A WINNER!

Ohhhhhh I'm sooooo stoked to finally be able to award ONE of our brand new subscribers with this AMAZING prize pack!!!!  And you know what else? We had so much fun with our New Subscriber blitz, that we're going to offer up another "New Subscriber Prize" as one of our many October contests! Watch the blog on October first for a list of ALL of our October contests! We hope you'll spread the word and join us for all the crafty goodness we have planned for you next month!


So without further adieu, please send a big congratulations to the winner of our NEW SUBSCRIBER BLITZ, and this amazing prize pack!



MISS ROSMARIE BUSTILLOS!!!

Your prize pack will be shipped out to you ASAP! CONGRATULATIONS and welcome to Swirlydoos!



Sunday, September 29, 2013

Every week our DT searches through all the gorgeous creations submitted on our site to find the one LO that stands out and demands the title of LO of the week.

Each moth the DT votes on all the LO's of the week to nominate the LO of the month.

And finally, at the end of the year we vote on the LO of the year from all the LO of the month nominations.

This week's Layout of the week is made by Patti!!!!


All of the color and dimension on this page are just amazing. I adore the feather and the coloring of the stenciled modeling paste is awesome. Thank you for this gorgeous piece of work Patti!!

Congrats!






Andiepants


Saturday, September 28, 2013
Happy Saturday to everyone! I wanted to share an altered bottle I made using the papers that came in the embellishment add on this month using a decoupage finish, along with mists, paint drips, paper soft and other goodies:


Here's the Distressed Decoupage Video Tutorial:




Enjoy the rest of your day!




Friday, September 27, 2013
Vicky blogging today to share a few last projects as my terms ends with Swirlydoos, using papers and embellishments from the September "Gilted Pleasure" kit.

So many beautiful metal elements, flowers, trims and bling in this kit... they were so perfect to surround this picture taken in Rome 12 years ago.

Here is a close-up of the gorgeous flowers and trim in the kit.
Note: This layout was inspired by the September Dusty Attic sketch and I have used a chipboard title and corner scroll.

Here is a layout I created using my kit leftovers and then I added some Dusty Attic chipboard from my stash - all dripping in the gold Silks glaze provided in the kit. These were my favourite papers in this kit and worked really well with this sepia picture of my son.

On the chandelier, I used gesso, gold Silks glaze, brown chalk ink and diamond Stickles.

Here is a close-up of the gorgeous gold flowers and trim in this kit.
Note: This layout was inspired by the #99 sketch from Sketchabilities this month.

Lastly for today, I used more of the gold trim and beautiful flowers, combined with the kit notecards... all mounted on some plain pink cardstock and embellished with Dusty Attic chipboard (from my stash)... again showing off that amazing gold Silks glaze in the kit. A simple yet elegant card for a fashion fanatic friend of mine.

I even tucked a stick pin from the kit on here behind the dress form!
Don't forget about the current Swirlydoos Contest!

I would like to thank everyone at Swirlydoos, you have made it a pleasure to design here. I cherish the friendships that I have made and the opportunity to design with many talented artists (the design team and equally the kit club members.)

Vicky 


Thursday, September 26, 2013
Hello friends! Just a quick post today to share two layouts I made using the Swirlydoos September Kit, Gilted Pleasure. This kit was just amazing and so easy to work with.

I was inspired by this lovely vintage image to go with the soft blue, yellow and cream in the kit. 



I love polka dots but in small quantities! I had to make sure I used the brown and cream polka dot paper. So, I did some paper tearing and layering with the polka dots just barley peeking out.


Be sure to upload your pages or projects in the Swirlydoos Gallery. We would love to see them!!



Wednesday, September 25, 2013
 
 
 
Happy Card Day!
 
 
Today I have a new tutorial with you to share, for the next card:
 
 
It is a step by step photo tutorial, which you can find ---->>> HERE
And if you have any questions, feel free to ask, I'd be happy to answer.
 
 
 

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Here is a peek at the current challenges over on the Swirlydoos Forum.

1. September 2013 Sketch Challenge
This challenge is open to ANYONE (you do not need to be a kit subscriber)
Enter your interpretation of the sketch and don't forget to post it in our GALLERY! Click HERE to see the Design Team's awesome inspiration for this sketch. Here is Swirlydoos member Peggy's cool interpretation of the sketch:


2. Butterfly Challenge (using the September "Gilted Pleasure" kit)
All you need to do is create a layout using the current month's kit and add some butterflies. Click HERE to see the details on the forum about this challenge. Look at Hanne's pretty entry:

3. Project Kit Technique Challenge (using the September "Gilted Pleasure" kit)
Each month Swirlydoos releases a gorgeous technique kit and a great challenge for it. Check out the details on the forum HERE. Once again, Peggy has created a beautiful project this month:

4. SGC (Swirly Girl Challenge): "Breath"
This month Swirlydoos DT member Andie is hosting a really terrific challenge for kit club members. Check out the details on the forum HERE. Here is another DT member's inspirational layout by Robin:

5. Round Robin - Layouts
This challenge is open to ANYONE (you do not need to be a kit subscriber)
Our "hostess with the most-ess" Swirlydoos member Peggy is hosting this exciting challenge. Check out the details on the forum HEREThis is Barbara's beautiful layout entry:

6. Round Robin - Cards
This challenge is open to ANYONE (you do not need to be a kit subscriber)
Check it out HERE and see all the gorgeous entries! This is how Cheryl kicked things off for us with her entry:


Interested in subscribing to the Swirlydoos kit club?
Click below to find out more!


Sunday, September 22, 2013

Every week our DT searches through all the gorgeous creations submitted on our site to find the one LO that stands out and demands the title of LO of the week.

Each moth the DT votes on all the LO's of the week to nominate the LO of the month.

And finally, at the end of the year we vote on the LO of the year from all the LO of the month nominations.

So without further ado I present this weeks Layout of the Week:


This gorgeous piece of art was submitted by Hanne! The handmade flowers add the finishing touches to this layered masterpiece. Although the wood pieces were kept simple the inking was the perfect touch and the mod melts are spectacular.

Congrats Hanne!!








Saturday, September 21, 2013


Happy Saturday ladies!! You know what Saturday means...a brand new education team video!!

We've gotten a couple of questions on the forums about how to use Viva's Inka Gold. So this week I have a video for you that shows you how to handle, use, and store your Inka Gold.

Just a quick note that based on the commentary on my last video I have made some adjustments. Thank you to the ladies who did leave comments on the YouTube channel. Here at Swirlydoos we strive to make things the best we can so feedback is ALWAYS appreciated!

Enjoy the video!!


Andiepants!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013
August was the first month that we invited EVERYONE to play along with us for our sketch challenge. We had a great response, THANK YOU all who participated! Our gallery was filled with the most gorgeous creations this month!

First, let's take a look at the August Sketch by our amazing sketch artist, Beggahuna:



Here's the prize that was up for grabs:


And, the winner is:

Linda SS!!!!


Congrats, Linda!

Please send your contact info to claim your prize to rae@swirlydoos.com . 

If you'd like to see all of the gorgeous creations based on this sketch, CLICK HERE.

Also, be sure to play along in our September Sketch Challenge!





Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Sunday, September 15, 2013
Every week our DT searches through all the gorgeous creations submitted on our site to find the one LO that stands out and demands the title of LO of the week.

Each moth the DT votes on all the LO's of the week to nominate the LO of the month.

And finally, at the end of the year we vote on the LO of the year from all the LO of the month nominations.

So without further ado I present this weeks Layout of the Week:

  
I have such admiration for all the fussy cutting that went into this piece. WOW!
The clock piece is a wonderful circle behind the adorable photo and I just LOVE the banner up in the curled edge.


This gorgeous piece was submitted by Niesa!!!



Congrats Agnus!!


Saturday, September 14, 2013
Happy Saturday to everyone! I'm sharing my love of Viva Decor Paper Soft in my video today. If you are getting our Mediums Add On, then you already have a jar! If not, after watching the tutorial, you will need to run out and get some!

This month, I have used Paper Soft on every project I have made with the September kit! You've already seen what I did for the reveal, but here are a couple of others:

Here are a card and a tag I made using the Paper Soft MANY different ways:



You can view the video here: 



If you have a way that you love to use Paper Soft, please share it with us HERE on our forums!


Enjoy the rest of your weekend!





Thursday, September 12, 2013


Welcome to the

 FALL SPLENDOR blog hop

 with PaperHaus




Swirlydoos Kit Club is proud to offer our Christmas themed "BELIEVE" scrapbook kit to one lucky hop winner!  Our monthly kits are elegant collections jam packed with current, beautiful scrapbooking and card making products from manufacturers all around the world! In addition to elegant, economical monthly kits, Swirlydoos also offers hundreds of FREE SCRAPBOOKING TUTORIALS on our YouTube channel and in our very active scrappy forums! Come check us out and see why hundreds of scrapbookers around the globe put their trust in Swirlydoos when it comes to getting the newest, highest quality, coordinated kits at the best prices.




With fall in the air, and the gorgeous fall inspiration in this edition of PaperHaus, we've decided to show you a little "fall lovin'" from our own renowned design team! Each of these projects were created using Swirlydoos monthly kits!



















While you're here, we HAVE to tell you about a little contest we're having! Subscribe to Swirlydoos kits before September 25th and you will be entered to win this JAW-DROPPING prize pack!!! To sweeten the deal, we're even going to give you 10% off your first kit when you mention the PaperHaus blog hop!




Swirlydoos kit club is proud to partner with PaperHaus for the Fall Splendor Blog Hop! We are celebrating the release of the new FALL edition of PaperHaus Magazine which also coincides with the 1 year anniversary of PaperHaus! We are excited to be part of this amazing celebration! The Fall Splendor event is filled with inspiration from both Swirlydoos' amazing design team as well as the contributors to PaperHaus, so make sure you click through every blog for a healthy dose of inspiration! Comment on every blog to be entered to win an amazing daily prize! We hope you enjoy our inspirational blog hop!! 

Click the magazine to view the latest PaperHaus issue






Creatively Yours,
The Swirlydoos Team


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