Monday, March 28, 2016

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

Swirlydoos is proud to bring you our beautiful March collection:

Peggy's Bicycle

Main kit featuring Prima Marketing Tales of Me & You papers.

 

  Coordinating add-ons that perfectly compliment our March scrapbook kit, including this month's Mini Album project kit by Prima Marketing.




Here is a video tour of the March 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 March 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! 



Bec has created her Mini Album using the project/technique add on kit:

Here are a couple of the inside pages. 





Here is the video to go along with the project:

VIDEO TUTORIAL




Cindy has used our Mediums add-on kit to create this amazing tag.

Watch her step by step video on using the amazing mediums in this kit.




Cindy 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:


You can also see her step by step on Snapguide. Swirlydoos is now on Snapguide. Don't forget to follow us and you will get a notification every time we publish a new tutorial.


SKETCH CHALLENGE!!!


March sketch, created by our amazing sketch artist, Beggahuna! 



This beautiful sketch is your inspiration, now get creating! Our March sketch challenge runs until April 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 this fantastic prize 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!



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

Swirlydoos is proudly offering up the following blog hop prizes. These gorgeous paper packs from Kaisercraft:





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 03/30 to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on 04/1. 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 Angelica's blog.


Blog Hop Order: 

Angelica http://angelicascrappenings.blogspot.com/

Bec http://becgenet.blogspot.com.au/

Swirlydoos http://www.swirlydoos.blogspot.com/



Thanks for joining us for our February kit reveal. 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!


Sunday, March 27, 2016
This week the layout of the week goes to Peggy.

Peggy created this stunning layout for Cindy's layout with instructions challenge this month and I have to see it turned out perfectly. I love the mixed media work as well as all these beautiful paper layers, and that gorgeous image really suits this layout.




Congrats Peggy!!!!!



Saturday, March 26, 2016



Hello SwirlyGirls!!!!!!
My tutorial for this month so I decided to make a Mini Album cover with a magnificient March Project Kit.

Be sure to watch my video below











List of products
March Kit 
Main Kit: 
Paper Tales of You & Me Beauté Cachée 990848

Flowers Add Ons:
Tales of you & Me Prima 586287 - 586362 - 586263

Project kit Add Ons:
Art Anthology - Sorbet Dimansional Paint Pixie
Journal Memory Hardware 991104
Vintage emporium Flowers Prima 586942
Vintage Emporium 6x6 paper 584382

Medium Add ons:
Art Anthology - MInx Shimmering Indulgence
Art Alchemy Acrylic Paint Metallique Vintage Rose
Art extravagance Mini Art Stones 963712


My stash:
Archivalk Ink Potting Soil
irRESISTible Desert Sand - Webbing Dress
Gesso White Bob Ross
Art extravagance Texture paste White Crackle
Washi tape Brown
Prima Trim Cours Mirabeau 991050
Tape double Prima
Beacon 3 in 1




This is a Design Team project/video 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 (Cindy) 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, March 23, 2016
Hi everyone! Thursday is reveal day but I have a big sneak for you! I made a tutorial on how to cover the mini album that comes on the March Project add-on!! You can find the tutorial on Snapguide.



  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!



Sunday, March 20, 2016
This week the layout of the week goes to Andie.

Andie created this gorgeous shabby chic layout for this months Round Robin challenge. I adore the distressed edges and pastel colours of this layout.  The media media background with splashes of colour fit this page perfectly.



Congratulations Andie!!!!

Saturday, March 19, 2016
Happy Saturday Savages, Kim here. Today I have a Saturday Tutorial for Swirlydoos.
This tutorial is a start to finish Altered Fan. The fan is from the March main kit (early sneak peek. Main kit and all add-ons will be revealing March 25th) and I also used some of the mediums in the March mediums add-on (subscribers already know what's in that add-on).
Here is the completed fan.


In creating this Fan, i used a few different mediums, just to go along with the request for tutorials on using mediums. 
Sit back, relax and enjoy the video. I hope that it inspires you to get different types mediums out and play around with them yourself.

Here is the video:





Supply List:
Gesso
Modeling paste
Prima damask stencil- my stash
Darice Fan-Swirlydoos March Main kit (revealing March 25th)
Art Anthology Minx (Indulgence)- March Mediums kit (revealing March 25th)
Prima mini art stones-March Mediums kit (revealing March 25th)
Art Alchemy Acrylic Paint (Vintage Rose)- March Mediums kit (revealing March 25th)
Flowers and embellishments- Past Swirlydoos Kits
Prima mini stamps- my stash
12x12 Canvas board-my stash
Art Alchemy Acrylic Paint (aqua-rose, rose-gold, light patina)-my stash

This is a Design Team project/video 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 (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!

Sunday, March 13, 2016
This week the layout of the week goes to Ginny. Congratulations

Ginny has made this stunning masculine layout with the most amazing background. The embossed chipboard sets this layout off perfectly, along with this adorable photo.


Congrats Ginny

Saturday, March 12, 2016
Happy Saturday Savages, Kim here. Today I have a Saturday Tutorial for Swirlydoos.
This tutorial is about how I use mediums to create a background on my layouts.
Here is the layout


You guys have been asking for more tutorials on how to use the mediums we get in the kits, so today I created a video on how I use them. I have incorporated clear gesso, masking, misting, micas and some stamping on my layout.
So sit back, relax and enjoy the video. I hope that it inspires you to get those mediums out and play around with them yourself.

Here is the video:


Supply List:
Clear Gesso
Modeling paste
Prima brick wall stencil- my stash
Art Anthology Minx (Decadence)- February Mediums kit
Prima bottle green mica- Previous Swirlydoos Mediums kit
Papers, flowers and embellishments- February Main kit
Prima mini stamps- my stash

This is a Design Team project/video 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 (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!

 
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Hello, Swirly Girls!

Today I am sharing my LOVE wooden project with you and how I deconstruct chipboard pieces to give them more dimension.


Here's some close-ups of my deconstructed chipboard angel.





You can check out the tutorial on Snapguide.

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!”

Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Hey savages, Kim here, it's a new month and we have  lots of new challenges! You can always stop by the Challenge Forums to play along and chat it up with all the other players!

First up with have out Monthly Sketch Challenge. Anyone can play, so come and join us! This challenge will run until March. 15th.


Here is a gorgeous example from Ginny.






Next, we have the Ballad All That Flutters Challenge that runs until April 1st. Members Have rcieved their kits, so we are looking for some amazing layouts from you. So, here a DT example.



Cindy has a "follow the directions" challenge going on. She has left a few directions on what must be used on your layout and you are to create from there. Here is her inspiration layout.


Our March SGC is in full swing as well. Donna, our Southern Belle Savage is hosting this month. She has a recipe challenge going on. Here is her sample.
 
Our March round robin has just started so there aren't any samples just yet. Stayed tuned for some March Madness from this challenge. 
 
Please stop by our challenge forum to check out the gorgeous work in any of these challenges or to play along. You don't have to be a subscriber to join in on the fun.
 
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!
 

Sunday, March 6, 2016
This week the Layout of the Week goes to Pam.

I loved this fresh clean layout, full of beautiful bright colours and that adorable photo. The subtle background texture and colours blend in perfectly with the paper to add extra interest.


Congratulations Pam :D

Saturday, March 5, 2016
Hi, happy Saturday everyone. Today I have another Saturday Tutorial for Swirlydoos.
This tutorial is about how I altered the wooden frame that came with the February Main kit. The frame is perfect as a home décor piece or to give as a gift.
So sit back, relax and enjoy my video. I hope that it inspires you with ideas on how to decorate a frame yourself.


Here is my video:








Products Used:
Swirlydoos February Kit Ballad
Main Kit: Prima Salvage District Paper - Palais Royal, Prima Rub-ons, Finnabair  Metal Butterflies
Flower add on kit: Petaloo Burlap Flowers
Project add on kit: Prima Flowers
Embellishment add on kit: Prima Salvage District Wood embellishments, Finnabair Metal Hearts.
Mediums add on kit: Art Anthology Shimmering Inks - Decadent
Extras: Stampendous Aged Silver embossing enamel, Distress Ink in Vintage Photo, White Flowers, Metal Latch, Coffee Pearls.

 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 (Bec Genet) 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, March 1, 2016
Thanks to all who participated in our February blog hop!

Here are the winners:

Leona F. you have won this Kaisercraft paper pack!



Linda you have won this Glitter pack from Blue Fern Studios!



Congratulations to our winners. Please email Kim@swirlydoos.com with your info. As always, thanks for hopping along with us.   

As always, 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!


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