Thursday, November 29, 2012



It's hard to believe the Christmas season is upon us already! And, what better way to get into the spirit than make Christmas cards or home decor?  If that's what you have on your "to-do" list in the next couple of weeks, you may want to get some of these beautiful Prima mistletoe sprigs at 10% off today only in the Swirlydoos store! 

The vintage colors are perfect! And, there are six sprigs, ranging in size from 2.75 to 3.5 inches. 



Look at how our talented design team used these:

Robin

Angelica



And, we found this beautiful, heartfelt layout by Diana Adams in the gallery.

Thank you for posting your lovely creations in our gallery, Diana! Diana can shop in the Swirly store today and receive 10% her entire purchase! Congrats!

Keep posting, ladies!
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
 
 
The last round of our November Round Robin for Cards!
And WOW............ Amazing entries!
 
 
for team 1 - week 3
CathiO
 
For team 2 - week 3
Barbara (Scrap2day) 
 
For team 3 - week 3
Cheryl
 
For team 4 - week 3
Jeannie 
 
For team 5 - week 3
Lisa G 
 
For team 6 - week 3
Barbara (Kahlan) 
 
For team 7 - week 3
La Quette 
 
Ladies Thank you for your Gorgeous entries. They are all so inspirational!!!!
 
Would you like to participate in our December Round Robin for Cards Challenge, then go to the Challenges section,  in our forum and look for the (soon to be posted) December Round Robin.
 
 
 

Sunday, November 25, 2012

She fills my heart
With very special things
With angel songs
With wild imaginings
She fills my soul
With so much love
That anywhere I go
I'm never lonely
With her along who could be lonely
I reach for her hand
It's always there







This week we bring to you this amazing layout by Shelley. She just recently joined Swirlydoos and as you cal tell, hit this creation right out of the ball park. The photo in the layout is Shelleys grandparents, and she tells us their love story in the journaling. Shelley used Lynne's wonderful technique video using Gelato's in her background corrugated circle. It turned out amazing!! The small details leave a big impression on this layout. Shelley found a great font to use, to create the journaling. It looks like a page torn out of an old beautiful book. The journaling says:

"On a fine spring day in 1937 Ohio, a young man named Bill decided to skip out on his high school graduation and hop on a train bound for California. After arriving and settling in, he started frequenting a drive in, where he spotted a lovely red headed young lady by the name of Ruby.
At first Ruby denied his advances, since she was dating someone else. But in the end, Bill won out, and they were married after only 4 months.
Their life together was not all roses and romance... they had financial and emotional struggles... they were separated by World War 2... they endured happiness and heartache. But in the end, their love for each other persevered, and they were married for 61 years before Bill died. His last words were to Ruby, declaring his love.
They were my grandparents, and I am truly touched by their true love story."


Shelley used the Dusty Attic piece encircling the clock and enhanced it further by using clock hands to finish it off. The lovely flourishes are Alterations diecuts painted and touched with paint daubers. This is simply a beautiful piece of art. If you visit Shelley's blog, dizzyblonddesigns.blogspot.com she shows us closeups and writes about the details of this layout. Beautiful art Shelley!! We really love this one!!
Saturday, November 24, 2012
 Hey everyone! It's Miranda here with another project using the November Tech Kit.
I am so hooked on these gelatos! And i wanted to create a 3 toned crackle effect, super easy! Check out the Youtube video tutorial   :) I also show you how to create glimmer mist using the black gelato :)I hope you all like my little box!




Tuesday, November 20, 2012


 
Happy Card Day to everyone of you.
 
I'm very excited to share, and totally blown away by the creativity of the participants, in our
Take a look with me! And not just a quick look over the cards, but a really GOOD look, and
you will discover so many amazing details and idea's......
 
For team 1 - week 2
Hanne
 
For team 2 - week 2
Sherri
 
For team 3 - week 2
Lisa D
 
For team 4 - week 2
Kim
 
For team 5 - week 2
Manda
 
For team 6 - week 2
Rae
 
For team 7 - week 2
Peggy
Did I say too much?? I didn't think so!!!
If you want to learn the tips and tricks of these cards, then visit our Round Robin Challenge. And when you do..... say hi.

Sunday, November 18, 2012







This week we bring to you a beautiful layout created by Patty. She named the layout Mermaid Colors for the gorgeous colors of the sea.
Patty tell us that she had the pic's she used for her layout of the gorgeous water, on the Amalfi Coast and some pics of Sorrento. She thought the circular nature of the water pic was cool as the center round element. Patty has a long fascination with corrugated cardboard so she had some that she used Shiva Paintstiks on from her stash. She added a layer of the Gelatos on top of the paintstik layer and it turned out what she calls Mermaid Blue. She then added some Stazon gold. After that she recreated the color on the chipboard swirls and the background paper for the photos. She used flowers from the kit and also colored some of her own. The crinkly sprigs are packing material. Genius!!

There are so many wonderful techniques that Patty used for this awesome layout!!! Congrats Patty on a piece of art done beautifully!!!
Saturday, November 17, 2012


Good Saturday Morning to y'all!!!

Lynne here ~
and I am excited to share with you
what I've been makin'
with the Gelatos
from this month Technique Kit
Hope you enjoy it!

Swirlydoos ~ Imagination  Lab Tutorial!!



The focus of this weeks tutorial
 is how I created the backgrounds to my creations!!!




and this one........




So are you ready for some CREATIN'???

Thursday, November 15, 2012
Oh my goodness, oh my goodness!!!  You hoppers are a fun and crazy bunch and certainly not short on wonderful comments.  The entire team is so incredibly humbled.  Thank you.

I won't keep you waiting.  You have 7 days to contact me at Lisa@swirlydoos.com to claim your prize!!!!  *biting nails*

Swirlydoos November Kit Winner
 cin2273
"Saying thank you is more than good manners it is good spirituality". This was a great Blog Hop! Thank You..."
 
Petaloo Prize Pack Winner
CindyLou
"I am always so pleased when I have time to make this DT's blog hop! It is always so very inspiring.  Saying Thank You Is More Than Good Manners It Is Good Spirituality.  Thank you all for doing such a wonderful job :) "

Faber Castell Winner
Terry F

That was the most incredible eye candy!!! So many great tips. You have such talented designers. And they have wonderful products to work with.
Saying Thank You Is More Than Good Manners It Is Good Spirituality. - I agree.
 
 
Secret Blog Winner - Miranda's Blog
"Amazing Canvas,like those flowers; great tutorial on the techniques you used, that techniques kit looks awesome, so much inspiration, thanks !"
 
 
Secret Blog Winner - Lisa V's Blog
 Maureen Hayes
I love everything you created, but was especially impressed with what you did with the piece from Dusty Attic. You really brought the whole kit to life and gave me tons of ideas and inspiration. Thank you so much for sharing and being a part of this wonderful blog hop!


Congratulations Winners!!!!!!  Be sure to check our blog and Forum regularly for upcoming information on our next hop and as well as a very. very special progressive challenge for everyone to play along with!!!
 
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There are few things more beautiful in the scrapbooking world than vines! And, these Petaloo Honeysuckle Vines are wonderful! You can keep them as they are, bend them to the shape you want, or cut them up. Whatever way you choose, you've just made your project beyond gorgeous!

Take a look at how our fabulous DT has used this vine:
(Lisa G)

(Lisa V)


And, here's a layout we found in the gallery by subscriber CathiO:


Thanks for posting your project to the gallery, Cathi! YOU will receive 10% off your entire purchase in the Swirly store today! 

Don't worry, the rest of you can also snag the vine at 10% off today! 

Tuesday, November 13, 2012
 
 
Whooohoooo
Did you all enjoyed the Blog Hop??
I know I did. So many amazing projects to see, it sure has inspired me!
And.... I have some more inspirational projects for you, to share.
The first round, of our November Round Robin for Cards Challenge, brought us these cards:
Take a look....
 
For team 1
Jennie
 
For team 2
Linda (lindapekrul)
 
For team 3
Patty
 
For team 4
Debbie
 
For team 5
Linda (lindass)

For team 6
Erica
 
For team 7
Steph
 
Aren't these gorgeous???
I think they all have a very pretty design and with the Holidays coming.... well
enough inspiration in our challenge.


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