Tuesday, July 30, 2013


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Monday, July 29, 2013
Here is an update and a peek at some beautiful creations from the current challenges for July over on the Swirlydoos Forum. Challenges still open for entries!

1. "MADAME" Kit Sketch Challenge
Enter your interpretation of the sketch by using your July Swirlydoos kit contents. Don't forget to post it in our GALLERY! Take a look at Peggy's beautiful layout using this sketch...


2. Butterfly Challenge
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 about this challenge. Here is Jeannie's beautiful design for this challenge:

3. Project Kit Technique Challenge
Each month Swirlydoos releases a gorgeous technique kit. Check out the details on the forum HERE. Peggy is on a roll this month with her kit...

4. SGC (Swirly Girl Challenge): Hot and Sultry
This month Swirlydoos member Peggy is hosting an irresistible challenge all about "Hot and Sultry". Check out the details on the forum HERE. Here is Manda's HOT layout!

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Sunday, July 28, 2013
I have to say, there were so many lovely layouts posted to the gallery this week. I knew all week that this was going to be a tough decision- you all do such amazing work, and I think this is probably the most active I've seen the gallery all month! I was pretty sure I had this figured out, then Peggy posted this stunner yesterday, and I had to rethink who to select this week:


First off, this picture would steal anyone's heart! Sophia kissing her brothers in mommy's tummy is just the sweetest thing! This is so perfectly executed! I love how Peggy interpreted the sketch, which may be the best sketch ever. The colors meld with the pic, and the tiny pops of blue, paired with those dainty vines help make this the masterpiece that it is!

Congrats, Peggy!
Saturday, July 27, 2013




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 Team for a 6 month term that will run from our October, 2013 kit to our March, 2013 kit. We will be adding 2-4 fabulously creative Designers & Educators who are energetic, outgoing, talented, versatile individuals and who are committed to the beautiful art of scrapbooking.

 
 Our designers and educators must be able to devote the time necessary to our community, to our members, and to their artwork. Our educators must be able to record excellent quality tutorial videos wherein they teach our members techniques, tips, tricks, and projects based on the monthly kits and technique kits. We are especially interested in meeting you if you can rock the video camera!


This DT call will close at midnight MST on August 16th, 2013 
This call is open to talented scrapbook designers 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 of your choosing during your 6 month term, 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 Facebook and/or Twitter.
  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 and in our gallery!
  7. You will participate in our monthly blog hops
  8. You will occasionally be asked to send us some of your completed projects for display at trade shows that Swirlydoos is participating in





Education Team Requirements:
  1. You will upload a minimum of two video tutorials per month using our Main kit and our Technique kit
  2. Create a minimum of 2 layouts/projects per month in addition to your tutorial videos.
  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 Facebook and/or Twitter.
  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 and in our gallery!
  7. You will participate in our monthly blog hops
  8. You will occasionally be asked to send us some of your completed projects for display at trade shows that Swirlydoos is participating in
  9. Educators should be able to think outside the box, have a great on-camera presence and LOVE TO TEACH!





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 if you have one
  • 3 samples of your current work
  • Please tell us what you consider your strengths (where you excel) and why you would make a good designer for the Swirlydoos community.



If you are interested in joining the EDUCATION TEAM -  Send an email to "DesignTeam@swirlydoos.com" with "EDUCATION TEAM CALL" in the subject line. Include all of the following information:
  • Your name
  • address
  • telephone number
  • email address
  • YOUTUBE/USTREAM addresses
  • Blog address
  • Any online galleries where we might see more of your work
  • 3 samples of your current work
  • Please tell us what you consider your strengths (where you excel) and why you would make a good educator 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
Free monthly main and technique kits for Education Team
50% discount on all other kits and store purchases during your term




The new design team will be announced on August 30th, 2013 on our blog
Water color paper is big in scrapbooking and mixed media right now. So it's only fitting that Krissy included two pieces of Tattered Angels Pure Mistable papers in our tech kit this month with the gelatos. These papers feel phenomenal!! They are gorgeous and so much fun to work with. Here I show you how gelatos, Glimmer mist, and Dylusions all reacted with the paper. 




Thanks for stopping by and have a GREAT weekend!!

Andiepants
Sunday, July 21, 2013

Yesterday, Barbara post a fabulous layout that she made using the July sketch:

The colors on this layout are truly stunning- the pop of green from the flowers is so lovely, and draws your attention to the picture of Barbara's parents right away. And, then you start noticing all of the amazing details like the circle with the eyelets (super lovely!), the fabulous cheesecloth peeking from out the clusters, and the MASKING- oh my! Love the bird cages, and those branches. Perfectly executed! Congrats Babrbara! You knocked this one out of the park!
Saturday, July 20, 2013
Happy Saturday to you all! This month we've been sharing our best techniques using gelatos, so I hope you are soaking it in, and trying them out for yourself. We have one more for you today, focusing on the joy of the white gelato with masks! So, take a peek at the video tutorial to see how you can do this simple, yet awesome technique:



As always, let us know what you think! Enjoy the rest of your Saturday! 

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Are you loving this kit as much as I am? It seems like these pages just scrap themselves!! (That's what I said about the last kit too:)  I'm going to have to admit....I think this is definitely one of my mostest favoritest swirly kits to date. Especially with these gelatos. There is so much you can do with them!!! Today I have a video to share 2 gelato techniques with you.

The first technique that I'm going to show you how to do is to paint with gelatos. I'll show you how I created this gorgeous flower from my LO I shared last Saturday.



The second technique that I'll show you is how to create a gradient color using gelatos dry, as I did on this bird cage





Here's the video.


Have a fantastic week!!

Andiepants
Monday, July 15, 2013
Here is an update and a peek at some beautiful creations from the current challenges for July over on the Swirlydoos Forum.

1. "MADAME" Kit Sketch Challenge
Enter your interpretation of this sketch by using your July Swirlydoos kit. Don't forget to post it in our GALLERY!

Here are some of the fabulous Design Team inspiration layouts...

Paulien

 Angelica

Irene

Lisa
 
Vicky

Rae 


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 about this challenge. Here is Barbra's beautiful design for this challenge:


3. Project Kit Technique Challenge
Each month Swirlydoos releases a gorgeous technique kit. Check out the details on the forum HERE. This is Rae's gorgeous inspirational creation:



4. SGC (Swirly Girl Challenge): Hot and Sultry
This month Swirlydoos member Peggy is hosting an irresistible challenge all about "Hot and Sultry". Check out the details on the forum HERE. Here is Peggy's "yummy" layout!


Interested in subscribing to the Swirlydoos kit club?
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Sunday, July 14, 2013
This morning when I went into the gallery, my eyes immediately went to THIS:



And, so, it is the layout of the week! Oh my word, is this not STUNNING? I am so captivated by the colors and fine details! I love the design and those layered gears! The layering is perfect! And, just look at the graduated color on that chippie! 

Thanks for uploading this beautiful layout to show what you can do with out July "Madame" kit! Congrats, Jeannie!
Saturday, July 13, 2013

It's Saturday and that means it's time for another technique video here at Swirlydoos. This week I show you how to turn your gelatos into a mist and create a background with them that actually mimics papers in the kit this month! Why would anyone want to do that?! So that we can hoard the actual papers silly!!!

I adore the Sunrise Sunset collection but could not bring myself to use an entire piece to cover up in the background. Instead, I used gelatos to create the faded and grungy effect that I love so much. 



So now that I've aired my dirty laundry it's your turn. Come over to the forum and share your most SHAMELESS paper hoarding story/habit.


Another way to use Gelatos is to paint with them. Here I focused on a flower I created using Stazon ink, gelatos, and the Lindy's mint color that cam in the kit. Make sure that if you are coloring with water based products your stamped image is stamped in ink that is NOT water based. The fly and postage are rub on's from the kit as well.



Here I took a closeup of the edge of the paper. You can see where I stamped as well over my background using the Gelatos. 




Here's a closeup of the upper corner. 


And here's the video where I created this background!

Using Gelatos as a mist and other Gelato techniques   
    

Hope you give these techniques a try!!!

Happy Saturday all!!

Andiepants
Thursday, July 11, 2013
You blog hoppers RAWK!!!!!









We want to thank you for your truly inspiring comments and support.  Swirlydoos Blog Hoppers RULE!!!!!

Please remember that you have 7 days to contact me at Lisa@swirlydoos.com to claim your prize.


Lisa Reynolds!!!!!  






You've won Kaisercraft's Elegance Paper Pack.


Debbie Gregory!!!!!!

 You've won Kaisercraft's Flora Delight Paper Pack.


Congratulations ladies and make sure to email me!!!  Thanks again :)
Monday, July 8, 2013
Swirlydoos is PROUD to present our July collection
Madame

**All collections are available in our scrapbook store while supplies last***
is it sold out? - become a subscriber and never miss a kit again!


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

 



Make sure to stop by our Facebook page and "like us".  This way you can keep up on all of the contests, challenges and other things going on at Swirlydoos!!

July Collection Video


July Technique Kit Video




Oh just LOOK at what our INCREDIBLE Swirlydoos Educators have in store for you this month! Visit our home page for step-by-step video tutorials!



Head to our homepage for kit details and to subscribe to receive our awesome monthly kits at a reduced price!

***Subscribe TODAY and save 10% on your first kit when  you mention this blog hop!***

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



Kaisercraft Elegance Paper Pack



Kaisercraft Flora Delight Paper Pack



You have until midnight, eastern time, on Wednesday 7/10 to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on Thursday 7/11.  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 Paulien's Blog.  Have fun!


Swirlydoos CLICK HERE

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

Sunday, July 7, 2013
This week we want to call special attention to this beautiful layout made by Carolyn (Meowgal). Obviously a cat lover, Carolyn has created a feline masterpiece:


While the "Baby Boy: is the best looking thing on the page, Carolyn manages to showcase him using the Brass Shilling kit following the monthly sketch in such a gorgeous way- from the very fitting angel wings to the beautiful way she placed the lace- this deserves to be framed!

Congrats, Meowgal!

What would Swirlydoos be without our wonderful subscribers?!? It's a pleasure getting to know these ladies on the forums and from the stories they tell through their layouts. Yes,we are an amazing community, but most of all, we're a family! We appreciate each and every member and they deserved to be spotlighted. With that being said, our featured member for July is.....


 *Barbara Pollack* aka. palapala


Here is a bit about Barbara:

Hi everyone, I am so happy for this opportunity to tell you a little about myself. I live with my husband of 43 years and my youngest son who was born with Down Syndrome. Our older Son and our beautiful 6 year old Granddaughter live nearby. We are retired and enjoying our many hobbies, fortunately for me my husbands’ hobby is photography (And cooking…TeeHee! are ya jealous yet?) We love gardening, boating, traveling, entertaining friends and family, walking our dog Lucy and taking pictures of it all. I have boxes of beautiful pictures that we have taken over the years. I have told myself I have to scrapbook…oh, but it seemed so overwhelming. Then I saw what the DT was doing with pictures at Swirlydoos and was blown away! Such artistic creations! I had to give it a try. I joined Swirlydoos in January of 2012. One by one I would pick a picture from our boxes and digital archives and now I have many wonderful albums of our past memories. I could quit now…mission accomplished…but no, it has become a part of me. The wonderful friends I have made in the forum mean so much to me. The inspiration I get from the challenges gives me ideas I could never think of on my own. I love it here! As for my style I would say I am still searching for it! I love it all…fussy cutting, adding the mediums to extend the pictures, using the gorgeous papers and layering. It is such a fabulous hobby, always changing and evolving.
Thank you Swirlydoos, you give more than I ever imagined! and DT you are the best!

Here are a some of my favorite projects of Barbara's, sure to inspire you!!

 
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Please come back and visit every first Sunday of the month to see who our next featured member will be!
 
Saturday, July 6, 2013


We are sooooooooo excited!!!!  We have the lovely and uber-talented Gerry van Gent guest designing with our Swirlydoos July collection!!!  Gerry will be a part of our blog hop on July 8th.  Make sure to come back and check her out.


For those of you who don't know who Gerry is (please come out from under your rock), here is a little somethin'-somethin' about our girl!


Gerry was born and raised in Bulgaria but since 2002 she has been living in The Netherlands. She is happily married to her Dutch husband and has two children who are often smiling on her projects.
 
Gerry has been always busy with her hands - knitting, embroidering, drawing, playing the piano,etc. When her first child was born the photos were overloading the photo boxes and she was wondering what to do with them. She found out about scrapbooking on Internet and was impressed. Since 2009 she got seriously involved into scrapbooking and since then paper crafting takes an important part of her life. 
 
Nowadays she designs for leading companies in the paper crafting industry like Webster`s Pages, Prima Marketing, Sizzix Europe and Imaginarium Designs, has been published in magazines and catalogues, loves teaching her artsy passion. 
 
You can find out more about 
Gerry`s Scrappy Life on her blog:
 
Welcome to Swirlydoos Gerry!!!!   (ppssst...wait until you see her gorgeous work with our July collection......*swoon*)





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