Monday, January 16, 2017
Hi everyone. Are you looking to a challenge to get your mojo started?
Well you've come to the right place.

We currently have several challenges running on our forum and Facebook gallery.

We have two monthly sketch challenges going at the moment.
This is our December Sketch which is open until February 1st. Enter your layout HERE

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An example by Swirly Member Hanne
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Here is the January Sketch which runs until March 15th



There is also the All that flutters Challenge for the December Kit running, This challenge is open until January 31st and you can find all the details and enter your layout HERE

This is an example by DT member Ginny


This month Swirlydoos has teamed up with CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration. for their Case file 222.
If you would like to enter this challenge head to the CSI blog HERE

This is the current case file 222


And this is a layout example by me (Bec)



Another challenge that is run every month is the Round Robin Challenge. While it's too late to join this month, sign ups for next month will be on the forum in late January.

Here is a example from DT member Jan


Happy scrapping everyone, and hope to see all your gorgeous layout soon.

Sunday, January 15, 2017
Hey Guys, Swirlydoos is now monthly prize sponsor for CSI, Color Stories Inspiration !!  The design team is playing along with the current challenge.

Here is the case #222:

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Here are the layouts from the Design Team:

Kim:

Jan



Bec

Our very own Ginny is on the DT for CSI and here is her layout:


The DT had a lot of fun doing this challenge. It really took us out of our comfort zone but isn't that what a challenge is suppose to do. We hope this has inspired you to give it a try.

Thanks for stopping by. 
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

Congrats to Linda for this gorgeous Layout of the Week. She created this one for the January Round Robin. The theme is “new beginnings.” Check out her post in the RR thread for the story!


Happy Sunday everyone, today I have a Sunday  video tutorial for Swirlydoos.

This tutorial is a step by step on how I created this altered wooden plaque using the Ice Resin and Moulds from the Swirlydoos Dec 2016 project add-on.
Here is the Plaque:

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
Saturday, January 7, 2017
Hi swirly ladies,

Today its my turn to do the Saturday Tutorial with you.
I am using the December Technique Kit Add On in this project, which included the Ice Resin and Prima IOD moulds. Both these products are great fun to create with and work perfectly together. The resin is easy to mix and pour into the moulds and after the hardening time the end result is fantastic, detailed and strong! I have teamed these up with products from the Swirlydoos December Kit.

I have created a Magnetic Tag Card. The Tag is attached to the card with magnets so it can easily be removed to be kept as a keepsake, a fridge magnet.




The SNAPGUIDE TUTORIAL to see how I created this project is available on the link below.





I made a second matching card as well, this one is made without the magnets, with a different ice resin piece.




Thank you for stopping by today.


















Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Swirlydoos Kit Club - Design/Education Team Call
Are you passionate about Scrapbooking? Do you enjoy teaching and inspiring other crafters? Can you gab with the best of us? Swirlydoos Kit Club is looking to add amazing talent to our outstanding Design/Education Team for a 6 month term that will run from our March, 2017 kit to our August, 2017 kit. We will be adding 1-2 fabulously creative Designers who are energetic, outgoing, talented, versatile individuals and who are committed to the beautiful art of scrapbooking.

 Our designers must be able to devote the time necessary to our community, to our members, and to their artwork. We are especially interested in designers who make awesome video tutorials!

This DT call will close at midnight MST on January 31, 2017. 
This call is open to talented scrapbook designers/educators all around the globe
Design Team Requirements:
  1. You will create a minimum of 4-5 layouts/projects, and as many cards, tags etc as you can per main kit sent to you.
  2. Create at least one tutorial (video or photo. Video preferred) per month, and add content to our tips, tricks and techniques area in the forum.
  3. Create a minimum of 3 “blank” cards during your 6 month term to send in to the home office.
  4. You must upload your projects to all major scrapbook galleries and blogs you are affiliated with, along with Social Media.
  5. Advertise for Swirlydoos kit club with Blinkies, blog banners, badges and other social media tools.
  6. BE EXCITED about being on the team! Be very ACTIVE on the Forum (A MUST!!) and in our Facebook gallery!
  7. You will participate in our monthly Kit reveal on your blog, plus challenges (sponsored challenge blogs, etc) and any other Swirlydoos special events (NSD, WCMD) on our forums.
  8. You will occasionally be asked to send us some of your completed projects for display at trade shows that Swirlydoos is participating in.

An ideal candidate for being on the design team will:

 -Have the ability to take excellent, clear pictures of projects.
 -Create educational videos to be added to our YouTube Library using Swirlydoos main kit, Project add-on kits or products form our Swirlydoos boutique.
 -Be dedicated to promoting the kits and personal projects to social media on reveal day,      including Facebook and Instagram. 
 -Already have an active blog, Facebook, YouTube and scrapbook.com accounts
 -Be an active member of our community on the forums and commenting in our Facebook gallery at  least four times a week
 -Be willing to partake in design team duties and help with any other promotions or contests we may have

If you are interested in joining the DESIGN TEAM - Send an email to designteam@swirlydoos.com with "DESIGN TEAM CALL" in the subject line. Include all of the following information:
  • Your name
  • address
  • telephone number
  • email address
  • blog address
  • any online galleries where we might see more of your work
  • YouTube address and or UStream Channel link,  if you have one (preferred, but not necessary)
  • 3 samples of your current work that best reflect your style
  • a list of all design teams you have been on, past and current (prior experience is not necessary)
  • Please tell us what you consider your strengths (where you excel) and why you would make a good designer for the Swirlydoos community.
What you can expect from Swirlydoos:
An honest, fun, dedicated team who supports you and your art and encourages you at every turn.
A FABULOUS tight knit community of smart assed, super talented scrapbookers from around the world
CHA invitations and passes
Free monthly main kit for Design Team
50% discount on all other kits and store purchases during your term

The new design team will be announced February 15th on our blog

Monday, January 2, 2017
Hi everyone, Welcome to 2017!!!!!!
The best way to start a new year is to get your scrap mojo going with a few challenges.

We currently have sign ups for the January RR challenge with the theme New Beginnings. If you would like to join this challenge which starts on the 9th of Jan head to the forum HERE and pick which week you would like to play.

We also have the new sketch challenge starting. Use this sketch and any materials you like to create an amazing layout.
You can load your layout pic to our Facebook gallery to enter.

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The new All that Flutters challenge for the December kit will be open very soon, I'll have more details on that next week.

I can't wait to see all you gorgeous creations :D
Sunday, January 1, 2017

Hello ladies,  


Happy New Year!

The Layout of the week this week is not a layout but a gorgeous Gift Bag created by Kathi!






This was beautifully put together using layers of distressed and inked punched pattered papers and banners. The berry clusters with the spiky leaves paired beautifully with the chipboard elements and all finished of with that beautiful blue and gold ribbon. I would have loved this as a gift bag this Christmas!


                                       Congrats Kathi!
Saturday, December 31, 2016
Hi everyone, Happy Holidays!!!!!
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and a Great New Years.

I haven't posted for what seems like forever, because as many of you know I gave birth to my amazing baby boy 5 weeks ago. I'm just starting to craft again now whenever I find time......which unfortunately isn't very often.

Today I just have a quick Snapguide tutorial for you on how to make some easy Christmas cards. while it's too late for this year, it's never to early to start on next years cards.


These cards are made using the December Kit.
Click HERE to view Snapguide tutorial on how I made them 






Here is a pic of my little man's very first Christmas.  See you all again next year :D



Friday, December 30, 2016
Hi ladies,

Hope you had fabulous Christmas and are not feeling too full from all the extra food and yummy goodies. I hope you all had some lovely times with your friends and family!

I hope you all have a little time to join us this week with the challenges running over on the  Swirlydoos forums in the challenges thread - HERE

There is still time to enter both of the challenges running this month.

Here is a reminder of the sketch for the Sketch Challenge - HERE




Here is an entry from Renee




And don't forget the ALL THAT FLUTTERS CHALLENGE - HERE

Using the November kit ‘Market Street’ and Kit Add-ons create a scrapbook layout, OTP project, tag or card including anything that ‘flutters’ somewhere within that project i.e butterflies, dragonflies, bees, ladybugs, birds, fairies…. we all have these embellishments…right?

Here is my layout I created for this challenge 




We wish you all a very Happy New Year!











Monday, December 26, 2016
Hello All,

I hope you have had a fabulous Christmas and are enjoying your Boxing Day!

I just loved this layout, the colours were perfect, the beautiful arrangement of flowers, the treatment of the sparkling chippie was lovely and the scattered sequins with the subtle stencilling and stamping in the background made this a feast for the eyes!

A wonderful take on the sketch!




Congrat Renee!

Saturday, December 24, 2016
Happy Christmas Eve everyone, today I up with your Saturday video tutorial.
This tutorial is part 2 of a step by step on how I created Love canvas from the November *Market Street* Project Kit.


Here is the canvas:
November project


Here is the first video on how I did the peeled paint technique on the letters:


Here is Part 2:



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

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