Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Welcome to:
Swirlydoos Kit Club 
September Scrapbook Kit Reveal & Blog Hop!

Swirlydoos is proud to bring you our beautiful September collection:

MOMENT IN TIME

And check out the coordinating add-ons that perfectly compliment our September scrapbook kit.





Here is a video tour of the September kit:






Are you a subscriber? If so, your kit is on it's way if you don't already have it! If not, check out the Swirlydoos store to see if there are any September kits in the store!

Has it sold out? - become a subscriber and not only will you never miss a kit again, but you'll also pay less for your monthly scrapbook kits!
*Mention this blog hop and save 10% on your first kit*


 Never miss one of our kits again!



We have some absolutely beautiful scrapbook projects for you to see today!!  Make sure to leave a comment on all of the blogs for a chance to win!!! 



Make sure you've "LIKED & FOLLOWED" us on Facebook to get sneak peeks and coupon codes good for the brand new, must have CHA goodies in our online store!

And, join our Facebook online gallery for amazing inspiration from both subscribers and designers using all of our monthly kits! 



Our education team has created some amazing clocks with the project/technique add on kit: 







Rae has prepared an awesome tutorial that you can find in the "Anatomy of a Layout" section of our forums on how you can create this page:







SKETCH CHALLENGE!!!


September Sketch, created by our amazing sketch artist, Beggahuna! 



This beautiful sketch is your inspiration, now get creating! Our September sketch challenge runs until October 15th, 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 pack from Swirlydoos! Check the sketch challenge thread in our forums to see what the designers and other members have created using this sketch for inspiration!

This is the sketch challenge prize:




And, now for the prize to be won during the Swirlydoos September scrapbook kit reveal blog hop!!!!!

Swirlydoos is proudly offering up the following blog hop prize:



So, let's get started! Make sure to leave a comment on all of the blogs for a chance to win!!! 

You have until midnight, eastern time, on 10/1 to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on 10/3. In order to qualify to win here is what you need to do:
1: Visit all of the blogs and leave a comment on each. This way we know you were there. Take your time. There are REALLY beautiful things to see along the way.
2: Before you leave each blog, look for the “special” words and write it down. 
Once you have visited all the blogs and collected all the special words, they will create a sentence. 
3: Finally, go back to the Swirlydoos blog and leave a comment letting us know how much fun you had, tell us the sentence that was created with all of the special words you collected. Can't wait to hear from you.


The party starts on Rae's blog.

Blog Hop Order

Monday, September 28, 2015
Swirlydoos is now on Snapguide. What is Snapguide, you ask? It's like the Pinterest of tutorials. Its a new place to post photo tutorials. Don't worry, we will still be posting our videos to YouTube and all tutorials will go to the forums as well. 

The fun part about Snapguide, is it's easier for the DT Members to use, it's eaiser for you guys to follow along. Plus once you start following Swirlydoos, you get an email every time we post a new tutorial.

Even thought we won't have our first tutorial up until tomorrow, you can still go here and follow us. Don't get left behind in, follow us today. 

Don't forget to come back tomorrow for our September kit reveal and blog hop. You won't be disappointed. The Design Team has been hard at work creating some gorgeous layouts/projects with this kit. 

Swirlydoos Scrapbook Kit Club has been sending out elegant, top of the line, perfectly coordinated scrapbook kits to scrapbookers all over the world since 2009! 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 Heard) 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!


Sunday, September 27, 2015
Our winner this week is Cheryl! I love that Cheryl used 5 different pattern papers from the Sun Kissed kit! How amazing us that!?!? The vintage photo( a relative of Cheryl) is so pretty and showcased nicely with the frame.


Congrats, Cheryl!
Saturday, September 26, 2015
Hello savages! Angelica here today for your Saturday tutorial. I love to layer. And with layering you always need different textures to show the difference in depth. So, today I'm going to share some tips on distressing your paper edges. Now, most of you already know how to do this. Or may wonder how's it done. Also, let's think about the newbies. They may be petrified at the thought of tearing their pretty paper. I know I was!! Here is a photo of the ways I distress my papers. If you layer these on top of each other it's a recipe for success!


1. The Perfectly Punched Edge
I think it's safe to day we all have at least one border punch in our stash. It's easy to use and comes in lots of pretty designs. Just line up the designs and punch. This one here is my all time fav!


2. The Random Punch
Oh yes, this is the one you use when you accidently punch incorrectly. LOL! Or if you just prefer this look! Either way it's a win! Just take your paper and punch punch punch. No lining up!


3. The Lightly Distressed Edge
Cut an uneven wavy line on your paper. Wet a paint brush or q-tip with water and paint the edges. While wet you can easily fold the edges  for small tears.



4. The Distressed Edge
For this edge I use the Tim Holz distresser. You just run it across the edge your paper .


5. The Heavily Distressed Edge
This is for the heavy distressing that has deep tears. Good for peeking flowers or lace. I used the Prima distress tool. First I run the paper along the side distresser. Then have at it with the metal piece.


 I hope this inspires you to tear your papers for added layers!

Sunday, September 20, 2015

This weeks winner is Kaitlynn! Her take on the sketch is just beautiful! I loved her super glitterly hearts and how they frame the cute photos! The dark stenciling looks fantastic!

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Congrats, Kaitlynn!
Saturday, September 19, 2015
Hey Savages,
Kim here today with a video tutorial on mica powder. We've gotten a couple of jars of this fun stuff in our kits (we are getting a really pretty green one in the September kit). I know some of you have been wondering what you can do with it (oh the possibilities are endless). 

Well, today I have a quick video showing you how to mix you mica powder with different mediums to create a background. I will use 2 different mediums and create a background on a mini canvas. I'll also tell you how to create mist using your mica powders. 

This is just part 1 of the video. I'll be back later to share with you part 2 of the video where we finish the canvas using the mist we made with the mica, plus just the plain mica powder and some more fun mediums.

For today just sit back and enjoy the quick video.


  

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 Heard)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!
Sunday, September 13, 2015
This weeks winner is Ginny!! Her design is amazing! The faux stitching really sets center stage for the adorable photo! I loved that she used colored texture paste for her stenciling. And look… handwritten journaling. It’s great to see that!


Congrats, Ginny!
Saturday, September 12, 2015
Hello, Swirly Savages! 

Some of you talked about your challenges with stamps and suggested a stamping tutorial. So, here are a few basic techniques that I have learned along the way.





Thank you for visiting the Swirlydoos blog!

Please come and check us out at www.swirlydoos.com, visit our scrapbook store at www.swirlydoos.com/store, and 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. Be sure to 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, September 7, 2015
Join me for a tour of the wonderful Swirlydoos challenges going on this month. We always have something to spark your creativity and get you scrapping!

Every month we have the kit sketch challenge. Look for the wonderful sketch in your monthly kit. Beggahuna has been sketching for Swirlydoos from the beginning and never disappoints.
Check out the sketch for the August, Sun-kissed, sketch challenge.

Please post your entries in our August sketch challenge album on Facebook. You can check out all the wonderful creations with Swirlydoos on Facebook.

Here are a few entries to tease you.

Ginny

Barbara


Interested in playing now? You have until September 15th to get your entries posted.

Ok, here's another wonderful challenge Swirlydoos hosts each month and a favorite for getting your mojo back. The monthly Round Robin challenge.

Here are the rules. The theme this month: What I did this summer.

Look for signups for October at the end of this month. Here are a few entries for Round One.

Peggy and her shenanigans



Paula

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A Swirly favorite is the "All that Flutters" challenge.

You can post your entries here
Look at this wonderful entry by Sherri.


And, if none of those challenges interest you then may I introduce the SGC aka Swirly Girl Challenge. This is hosted each month by one of our very own members. This month Sherri is hosting the challenge, "The art of giving." Please check it out here. And, look at her gorgeous example!




So, what are you waiting for?! Scrap on, my Swirly friends, scrap on!

Sunday, September 6, 2015
New month, new week, new layout! Lemme tell ya….It is not easy for the DT members to pick just one layout a week. Our subscribers do such beautiful work!
For this week I chose Peggy’s layout, Happy Girl.


 I just couldn’t get past the adorable photo!! The fact that it was taken in 2009 and Peggy scrapped it before was a no brainer recipe for a winner!

Congrats Peggy!
Saturday, September 5, 2015
Happy Saturday, everyone! It's Rae with you today, sharing a technique for altering bottles. I used the ones in the Sunkissed August 2015 kit. You MAY have seen these bottles during our August reveal:


These are super fun and EASY to make. Here's a video tutorial on how to get this finish:




Thanks for checking out the Swirlydoos blog today! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!




Thursday, September 3, 2015
Hi everyone! Today I'm sharing my latest layouts I made using the August Kit, Sun Kissed. I usually don't scrap with yellow but when it's paired with gray it's a go! This kit is just gorgeous and so unique!

So, first up I wanted to create a page with lots of layers. Starting from the bottom, I white washed the center of the paper. I misted a doily from my stash and tucked it under the damask paper. Then, using strips of paper(mostly scraps)just layered them onto of each other.
 
For my second page I went more with black, yellow, and a touch of green. I used the leafy vines I made a tutorial  for. You can find that HERE. The gorgeous flower vine came in the Flower Add-on. Using the mist from the Mediums add-on, I was able to get it to match my page perfectly.
 
Hope my projects have inspire you! 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 (Angelica) 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!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015
An exciting day for us at Swirlydoos as we are adding two fabulous new designers to our team starting in October! Thank you to all of the ladies who applied to be a part of our team. You all made it very difficult for us! Please give a warm welcome to these very talented ladies!

Cindy Brown
 
My name is Cindy Brown alias Talkis on some Quebec forums. Those who know me say I am a dynamic girl. Hyperactive by nature I channel my energy into lots of scrapbooking projects. 
I have a boyfriend that I love and two dogs that I love. No children but waiting, one day. I am very close to my family. I get my artist inspiration from my grandma talent. She follows me even on Facebook.
Scrapbooking entered my life in 2006 because I wanted to make an album of my dogs. I found my lss and since then I am a compulsive buyer! I love discovering and trying new products especially. I want them all !!!!!
I love watching everything around me and inspires me to create. Making the rounds of blogs and Pinterest is also a joy for inspiration.I started this passion by making pages and then I‘m exploring the mixed media to return to pages by adding a touch of mixed media. I can not say I have a particular style,what I can say is that I like to explore all avenues.
Can't wait to show you my creations with the Swirlydoos kits during my term.
You can check out Cindy's beautiful designs on her blog: http://talkis23.blogspot.ca/ 
Bec (Rebecca) Genet


Hi I'm Bec, a New Zealander who now lives in Brisbane Australia with my Husband and Daughter. I started scrapbooking after my daughter was born in 2006 and my passion (and obsession) has grown every year since then. In the last couple of years I have fallen in love with mixed media scrapbooking and altered art projects and I spend every spare moment I have in my craft room. My scrapbook style is very feminine, I love adding tons of flowers, pearls, glitter and lace to everything I make. I can wait to start on the Swirlydoos team and create with these amazing kits. 

 You can check out Bec's beautiful designs on her blog: Becgenet.blogspot.com

And, we are pleased to announce that we will be adding some guest designers very soon!  

Congrats, ladies! We look forward to working with you!

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