Sunday, May 22, 2016
The Purple Haze Kit is one of my favorites. Why you ask? The awesome embroidery hoop! The gals are doing amazing things with them! My pick is Ginny’s entry for the All that Flutters Challenge. I adore the colors and the chippy treatment! Real eye candy here!
Congrats Ginny!
Saturday, May 21, 2016
Hello SwirlyGirls!!!!!!

My tutorial for this month so I decided to make a Mixed Media Page. I love this Project.

Be sure to watch my video below














List of products
Vintage emporium 6x6 pad 
Mme My story Washi
Tim Holtz gumdrops
Salvage District Wood
Royal Menagerie Wood
Wood Shape Kaisercraft
Prima - Art Ingredients - Mini Art Stones
Dazzlerz Coral me Crazy 
Art Anthology- Minx- Shimmering ink Decadent
David Tuera Scroll Trim
pearls Roses Kaisercraft
Petaloo Daisy petite Antique Mauve
Petaloo Forget me nots Antique rose
Tales of you and me Flowers
Vintage Emporium Flowers
Gesso White

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!


Monday, May 16, 2016
Hey Savages, Kim here. I am back with the May Edition of our Scrappy (happy) Space Spotlight. 

If you are anything like me, I love looking a scrap spaces. I love looking at how people organize their supplies. I love to see how they decorate their space. I just love looking. 

Today we have Swirly Savage forum member Maria Harms(Mharms). Maria has just added some new storage pieces to her space and is eager to show it off. 

So without further ado, we will share some photos and a Q&A.

These first few photos show an over all view of Maria's room and how she has it all set up. Maria is lucky enough to have a few large (some custom) pieces of organizational furniture. Let's just get the ohhs and ahhs out of the way now.  



 Next up we have her custom made cabinet. Isn't this a great piece for storage or even displaying your OTP projects?

Next up is Maria's E-Z View Desk by The Original Scrapbox (I'm starting to see a pattern). Don't you just love the see thru top on it? No wondering what you have when working at this desk. It's right in plain view. What about having all that storage space right there at your side, no getting up to get what you need.


LIONS and TIGERS and FLOWERS, OH MY!!! What scrapper wouldn't give their right arm for that stash of flowers? Plus it's all out there to see, no mistaking what you have there.


Here are some photos of Maria's newest piece. It's the Studio Tower also by the original scrapbox. It holds tons of paper and supplies. It's 4 sided and spins. Can you say LOVE!!




Lastly, we have the first piece Maria got for her room. This is the Original Scrapbox and it hold a ton of Maria's supplies. This is where she whips out all those amazing cards she makes. Now we know why, she is just so darn organized.


Now let's hear from Maria on her room and organizational tips.
Q: When designing your room, did you have a theme in mind? Where did the inspiration for your overall design come from?
 
I had no idea what I wanted or how to design a scrap space until I started looking online at other rooms.  Once I found The Original Scrapbox.com, I was hooked.  I have always been a lover of drawers, bins and cubby holes so the Workbox was a dream come true. Then, we eliminated the dining room and converted it to my scrap room which was originally my dining room table and a folding table. Then, slowly, I was able to get the furniture I wanted.  First the Workbox.  Needed he big one because even though I had no space, I still had a lot of stuff.  LOL.  Then, the following year, the desk.  This past Christmas I got the custom built cabinet which matches the rest almost perfectly (we even used some extra drawer pulls from the desk on the drawers in he cabinet).  Then this Mother's Day I got the tower.  Somewhere in between I was able to get the door insert for the Workbox, as well as the Ribbon Box.


  Q: What's your favorite thing about having a dedicated space to scrap/craft?
 
It's mine, I don't have to share it with anyone else and I don't have to clean up kid project.

  Q: What's your favorite piece of furniture or organizational piece in your space?
 My all time favorite is the Workbox because it is just so functional and keeps me so organized.  My current favorite is the paper tower.  I mean, just look at that thing, it's awesome!  It has also given me a great place to take photos of my completed projects.

  Q: How is your room set up? By the way you craft, by color or by manufacturer?
All of the above.  I have subcategories within subcategories.  My Workbox is organized primarily by how I craft, then divided even further, some by manufacturer and some by color and then some by both.  Hmmmm, I may be a little compulsive....

  Q: Does your overall design work for you? If not, what would you change?
It works for the most part.  I would like to add the mini Workbox so I have a place for a friend and a cutting station. And, I want to swap out all my tan bins for black ones because I like that combination better.

  Q: What is your best design tip for someone just designing their space?
Do it well, it may cost you a bit more, but take the time to get quality, functional pieces.

  Q: What else would you like to share about your scrap/craft space?
 
I am blessed to have a good job, a husband with a good job and the desire to spoil me.  Without his support, the room wouldn't exist.  Actually, he kind of created the monster...I was just dabbling in it when he saw a late night infomercial for a certain electronic die cutting machine and he told me about it...I wonder if he regrets that decision?  LOL!

We want to thank Maria for sharing her Scrappy (Happy) Place with us. It was so much fun looking at your room and reading your responses to our questions.

If you want your scrappy (happy) space highlighted please email me at Kim@Swirlydoos.com. We would love to see where you create.

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, May 15, 2016
My pick this week for LOTW is Ginny’s ever so lovely entry for the May Sketch Challenge. I love the color combo oof the lavender and yellow! Her fussy cut work is on point! What really catches the eye is the angle of the adorable photo! Congrat’s Ginny!
Saturday, May 14, 2016
Hello, Swirly Savages!
Today I am sharing my OTP (off the page) project that I created with the April kit, Purple Haze.

When I realized the embroidery hoop was the same size as the chippy in the main kit, I decided to mount the chippy on the hoop to create a 3-D feature. I wanted to use the hoop to hold a flower cluster and one of the resin pieces with some glass beads spilling out around the flowers.

I shared this piece with you during my April reveal but here it is again.


And, here's the video.





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!


Sunday, May 8, 2016
My pick this week is a layout that is was made for Peggy’s Trash to Treasure Challenge. What I love most about this layout are the embellishments perfect placement! I also love how the “XO” is large and embellished as well!
Congrats Andie!!
Saturday, May 7, 2016
Hi everyone! I have tutorial today to share using some left overs from the April Kit, Purple Haze. Its a handmade card that's fast and easy. Hey, you may even get it done just in time for Mother's Day! 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!


Monday, May 2, 2016
Hi there everyone

I can not believe it is May already.....where has this year gone???
But a new month means new challenges and we have a lot on the forum this month. Surely there will be something to strike your fancy - or maybe all on them :)

 You can always stop by the Challenge Forums to play along and chat it up with all the other players!

First up is the April Kit Sketch Challenge which runs until May 15th

Here is the amazing Sketch to start your Inspiration




This is Bec's take on the Sketch....isn't it gorgeous 





Also we have the monthly All The Flutters challenge from Angelica

The rules are: Using the April kits, Purple Haze, create a layout, project or card using anything that flutters. i.e. Butterflies, Dragonflies, Bees, Ladybugs, Birds, Fairies.....etc
This challenge closes on the 1st of June.

Here is Angelica's example




Cindy has a challenge this month to get you to Use your Scraps
and to create something with leftover Swirlydoos Kits.

This is a fantastic opportunity to try a new technique or different style.
This challenge runs for all of May

Here is and example from Cindy




And last but certainly not least we have the Swirly Girls Challenge (SGC) hosted by the members. This month Jan has come up with a May SGC-If I had a million dollars, For this challenge scrap what you would do if you had a million dollars. This challenge runs until May 31th. I can't wait to see what everyone creates for this one

Here creation:






Our May round robin has just started so there aren't any samples just yet, but we are still taking sign-ups in the forums. Our theme this month is Honoring Mothers, so stayed tuned for some May 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 atwww.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!

To enter any or all of these challenges be sure to head to the Swirlydoos Forum for details.


Also we love to see your amazing creations on our Facebook Gallery, and if you would like to get these amazing kits for yourself, head to the store for all the details.


Cindy



Sunday, May 1, 2016
This weeks LOTW winner is Kathi's beautiful entry for the Round Robin Challenge. I love her gorgeous layers! But what really takes the cake is the amazing chippy treatment. Look at all that texture and color!! Congrats Kathi!


Saturday, April 30, 2016
Hi, It's Bec and today is my day to reveal all my projects made with the April Swirlydoos Kit - Purple Haze.


Dream Catcher 


First up is a dream catcher I made with the embroidery hoop which came in the April main kit.
I made a video tutorial on how I made this


Here is my video:









To Make this Dream Catcher I used: 
Embroidery Hoop, Prima Shabby Chic Treasures Garden Fountain and Kaisercraft wood shapes Butterfly from the April 2016 main kit 

Rhinestone trim and Aqua beads from the December 2015 kit

Prima flowers, Feathers, Embroidery cotton, Lace/Ribbon , Blue Fern Studios chipboard flourish, Blue Fern Studios Embossing Powder in Cotton Candy & Seam Mist and Beads from my stash

Sunshine


Next I have the Layout made using the sketch as inspiration

Here is the sketch which goes with this kit



For my background I used some yellow embossing powder with a stamp and then modelling paste through a stencil.



I cut the Blue Fern Studios Lane Street Sign chipboard into three pieces, then I coloured all my chipboard with Blue Fern Studios Embossing powder in  Buttercup, Petal, Cotton Candy and Sage



Next I added my flowers, lace, resin piece  and liquid pearls






Materials used to make this layout:
From the April 2016 Main Kit
Blue Fern Studios Courtship Lane Paper Parkway & Bourbon Ave, Blue Fern Studios Courtship RosesBlue Fern Studios Lane Street Sign, Kaisercraft wood shapes Butterfly, Prima Shabby Chic Treasures Garden Fountain and Tim Holtz Idea-ology Gumdrops

From my stash:
Blue Fern Studios Embossing Powder Buttercup, Petal, Cotton Candy & Sage, Blue Fern Studios The Optimist Word Set and Turksih Bits, Blue Fern Studios Stamps Vintage Edges, Lace, Flowers & Liquid Perals


Joy




I loved the Tim Holtz Idea-ology Baroque Frames so much that I wanted to make them the feature of my layout.



I used the Prima bubble stencil with grey ink on my background. Then I used the Prima Platinum crackle paste through a stencil followed by some mists for extra colour.



I added white crackle paste to the Kaisercraft butterflies then coloured them with a brown mist.



I coloured all my chipboard with embossing powder





Materials used on this layout:
From the April 2016 Kit
Blue Fern Studios Serendipity Paper: Inspiration, Kaisercraft wood shapes Butterfly & Tim Holtz Idea-ology Baroque Frames

From my stash:
Blue Fern Studios Joy (Chunky Words), Blooming Foliage, Beaded String frame & Mesh Bits, Blue Fern Studios Embossing Powder Seven Seas, Ginger & icicle , Stampendous Aged Silver Embossing Enamel, flowers and liquid pearls


Purple Box


I made this from an old watch box for Peggy's Spring cleaning challenge on the forum this month.


I cut the Blue Fern Studios Courtship Lane Paper West Plaza to fit on all the sides.
I inked the edges and the middle section for the box with Distress Ink in Dusty Concord



I place the adhesive pearls trim which cam in the kit around the sides of my box, I had one piece left so I cut it in half at placed it on the top of the box



I decorated the top of the box the the Blue fern flowers, purple leaf trim and Kaisercraft wood butterflies which all came in the April Kit



Materials used on this box:
Blue Fern Studios Courtship Lane Paper West Plaza, Blue Fern Studios Courtship Roses, DavidTutera Adhesive Pearl scroll trim, Purple Leaf Ribbon and Kaisercraft wood shapes Butterfly from the April 2016 main kit

White roses, purple stamens and Distress Ink in Dusty Concord from my stash

Swirlydoos March 2016 Scrapbook Kit - PURPLE HAZE

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 (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!



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