Sunday, May 26, 2013
This "wildly" creative layout really stood out in the Swirlydoos gallery this week. The bold color contrast, fabulous fussy cut photo, masking, chipboard techniques and overall composition are simply amazing. I love everything about this layout! Congrats Niesia on layout of the week!



Saturday, May 25, 2013


Good morning Swirly Girlies!!

Have you ever wondered what to do with all that Smooch ink in those adorable little nail polish bottles?
Well I have the solution for you! Watch as I demonstrate 5 different ways of using Smooch ink. Try one on your next layout!!!



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And don't forget about the Facebook contest going on right now. Go to Facebook and "like" swirlydoos. Once we hit 1500 likes Krissy will choose one lucky prize winner.

Like Swirlydoos and you could win this fabulous embellishment kit valued at $37.55! Remember guys - you have to click the LIKE button on our PAGE to be entered, then SHARE the post! The faster we get to 1500, the faster we draw a winner!

Happy Memorial day all!!!!

{{hugs}}

Andiepants
Thursday, May 23, 2013

Hello Swirly Girlies!!


Krissy has some super FANTASTIC core'dinations card stock in the kits lately. What's so special about Core'dinations? It's awesome contrasting color core of course!! 
And of course there is no better way to highlight the contrasting color than to emboss and distress!! 

Personally I always seem bent on wanting to emboss a 12x12 sheet...which of course you can't. However...in all my genius ;) I have discovered a way to make it LOOK like you have a 12x12 piece of embossed card stock in your LO!! Check out these LO's where I have used the technique:


You can find the full video tutorial here!


Don't forget to become a fan on Facebook for a chance to win the embellishment kit from this month too!!!

{{hugs}}
Andiepants
We're in the final stretch of the Swirlydoos challenges for May. Here is an update and a peek at some beautiful creations from our members...

1. "Hello Beautiful" Kit Sketch Challenge
Enter your interpretation of this sketch by using your May Swirlydoos kit. Click HERE to see the details on the forum and the entries to date. Here is a peek at a very pretty entry by Lynn:


2. Butterfly Challenge
Our amazing DT member, Angelica, hosts this monthly challenge and all you need to do is create a layout using the current month's kit and add some butterflies. Click HERE to see the details on the forum and the entries to date. Here is a peek at one of the gorgeous entries by Jodie:

3. SGC (Swirly Girl Challenge): Hands and Hexagons
This month Swirlydoos member Patty is hosting a fantastic challenge all about hands hexagon use. Check out the details on the forum HERE.  Here is Kim's awesome entry:

4. Layout Round Robin Challenge
Our "hostess with the mostess" Peggy hosts this terrific challenge. Check out the details on the forum HERE.  Here is Christy's beautiful layout for this challenge:

5. Project Kit Technique Challenge
Each month Swirlydoos releases a gorgeous technique kit and this month's clock project is no exception. Check out the details on the forum HERE. This is Kim's fabulous entry:

6. Card Round Robin Challenge (ANYONE can participate, including non-kit members)
This popular challenge does not require you to use Swirlydoos kit contents. Check out the details on the forum HERE to sign-up! Here is a beautiful card by Patty for this challenge:

Interested in subscribing to the Swirlydoos kit club? Click below to find out more!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Round two of our Round Robin challenge was revealed on Saturday, and it was awesome! The theme this month is inspired by Phantom of the Opera, using black or red colors, roses of any kind or color, and music notes. Here's what our gals came up with:

LaQuette:

What a lovely design- those hearts are fabulous!

Patty:

Love all those flowers!

Rae:
I can't wait to see what the ladies that are scheduled to create for round three come up with!

AND, did you know, that the Round Robin Card challenge is open to everyone? We love to see what you can do with the Swirly goodness from the kits, but it isn't required! 








Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Sunday, May 19, 2013
Swirlydoos has some very talented members and this week's layout of the week feature is JeannieV. I adore everything about this layout from the beautiful use of circles, stunning photos and the pop of red against the warm wood paper. As the title reads, this is truly exquisite - the lady and the amazing layout to showcase her. Congrats Jeannie!



Saturday, May 18, 2013
 
Hello Swirly sistahs! Well this is a very sad post for me, because it is my last one for Swirlydoos! i will miss all of you SO MUCH! But i will still be around :) And hopefully when life slows down i will join you guys again hehe! I created this layout using the amazing sketch this month! I just loved it! And i loved the vintage feel the Hope Chest paper has. SO I pulled out an oldie picture of my sisters, my dad, and me! hope you like it! of course there is a full video tutorial!
 





Helloooooooo all you lovely people!  Thank you once again for another awesome hop.  Psssst....our next hop will be on June 3rd.  Just sayin'

I know that none of you want to hear me jabber on and on, so without further adieu.......here are our blog hop winners:

 


Winner of our Au Naturale Main Kit is........

 
KISHA!!!!!!!
My Photo 









The winner of Bo Bunny's Isabella paper is.....
 
PEGGY!!!!!!
My Photo 









The winner of Bo Bunny's Prairie Chic paper pack is........
 
JOY!!!!!
My Photo 






Congratulations ladies!!!!  Please email me at Lisa@Swirlydoos.com with your mailing information so that we can get your prizes out to you!!  You have 7 days to claim to your prize. :)

 
   
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Swirlydoos is PROUD to present our May collection
Au Naturale

Be sure to check out a video "tour" of the main kit, kit add ons and the technique kit below! 

***Collection is available in our scrapbook store while supplies last***

Quantities are VERY limited! Click here to see more information about our May Collection


Click here to snag your kits now - before they're all gone!

Keep an eye out for upcoming Ustream classes!!!!  We are busy working on a schedule for you.  :) 
 



Make sure to stop by our Facebook page and "like us".  This way you can keep up on all of the other little things that goes on with Swirlydoos!!

May "Au Naturale" Collection Video


May "Au Naturale" Technique Kit Video

Oh just LOOK at what our INCREDIBLE Swirlydoos Educators have in store for you this month! omg YAY! Visit our home page for step-by-step video tutorials on how to create THREE different clock shadow boxes!



Head to our homepage for kit details and to subscribe to this awesome monthly kit club!!

 Mention the May blog hop when you subscribe to get 10% off your first main kit!

 

Here's what you're hopping for this month!

Swirlydoos "Au Naturale" Main Kit!


Bo Bunny "Isabella" paper pack!


Bo Bunny "Prairie Chic" paper pack!



You have until midnight, eastern time, on Friday 5/17 to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on Saturday 5/18.  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. Become a follower if you're not already. 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 over at Miranda's blog.  Have fun!


Here is the order and blog addresses:


Swirlydoos CLICK HERE
Miranda - Click Here
Paulien -CLICK HERE
Irene - CLICK HERE
Angelica - CLICK HERE
Andie - CLICK HERE
Vicky - CLICK HERE
Rae MosesClick Here
Lisa V - CLICK HERE
Back to Swirlydoos!!

May Blog Hop starts at 10:30 mountain time! 


Check out what the fabulous Swirlydoos designers have in store for you this month - WOW! The inspiration is amazing! We look forward to having you hop with us!


Tuesday, May 14, 2013
 
 
 
 
Happy Tuesday - Card Day, you all.
Today I'm sharing some cards which are so inspiring.
Every month we have a Round Robin for Cards Challenge.
And you know.... the good thing is, that everyone can play.
So this month, Rae is our lovely hostess, and she picked some fun twists.
Here's what Rae said, how she picked her twists:
 
The inspiration for these twists is "The Phantom of the Opera"

1. Musical notes: sheet paper, die cuts, or any embellies
2. Roses- any kind, any color, any amount
3. Black or Red- choose one or both colors to add to your card.
 
And here's what the girls came up with:
 
Lynn
 
Peggy

Manda
Aren't these beautiful!!!!
 
If you would like to participate in one of our Round Robin for Cards Challenges, (or all)
feel free to peek in, on our forum, or click the link below.
 
Tomorrow is REVEAL DAY and we are celebrating this with a BLOG HOP PARTY
And boy..... I've seen the projects by the ET and DT members and
WOW..... Soooooo Inspiring!!!!!
So, check back in here tomorrow!
 
 
 

Monday, May 13, 2013
Swirlydoos offers such a great range of challenges each and every month. We work hard to ensure there is something fun for everyone. Here is a quick review of all the ways you can participate...

1. "Hello Beautiful" Kit Sketch Challenge
Enter your interpretation of this sketch by using your May Swirlydoos kit. Click HERE to see the details on the forum and the entries to date. Here is a peek at one of the pretty entries by Jodie:



2. Butterfly Challenge
Our amazing DT member, Angelica, hosts this monthly challenge and all you need to do is create a layout using the current month's kit and add some butterflies. Click HERE to see the details on the forum and the entries to date. Here is a peek at one of the gorgeous entries by Peggy:

3. SGC (Swirly Girl Challenge): Hands and Hexagons
This month Swirlydoos member Patty is hosting a fantastic challenge all about hands hexagon use. Check out the details on the forum HERE.  Here is Christy's awesome entry:

4. Layout Round Robin Challenge
Our "hostess with the mostess" Peggy hosts this terrific challenge. Check out the details on the forum HERE.  Here is Kim's beautiful interpretation of Linda's layout last week:

5. Card Round Robin Challenge (ANYONE can participate, including non-kit members)
This popular challenge does not require you to use Swirlydoos kit contents. Check out the details on the forum HERE to sign-up! Here is a beautiful card by Lynn for this challenge:

Interested in subscribing to the Swirlydoos kit club? Click below to find out more!

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