Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Hi everyone, Maggi here with my first blog post for Swirlydoos!!  I am so excited to share with you some of my kit creations.

First up is a very special layout for me because it is a photo of me with my beautiful Chena who I miss so much.  Chena crossed over the bridge Sept 5, 2013 and there is not a day that goes by that I don't miss her and think about her sweet soul.  Ah, but such is the nature of pet ownership, their time on our earth is much too short.  I have to thank my dear friend, Jen aka jrabs, for taking this beautiful photo of me and Chena conversing in our own special way.  AND I must note that my hair is not red, its just the beautiful late afternoon soon making it look that way.

Ok so let me tell you a little about this layout.  The base paper was a beautiful black/white sheet but I thought it would be fun to color it so I used Silks paint from my stash to paint the flowers and leaves.  Then I sprayed on a little of the Luminarte Radiant Rain Bashful Blue included in the mediums add-on kit. I also popped up the layers to give my layout more dimension.  All the flowers are from the kit and add-ons except for the silver flower and the tiny black and silver rolled roses which are handmade.

Oooh I really love the mediums add-on, that gorgeous turquoise embossing powder that I used on my chippies is Ranger Antiquities turquoise embossing powder.  LOVE this stuff!!!  And the silver paint on the chippy?  Yep, that's from the mediums add-on too!  The chippies are from my stash but all the other embellies are from the kit and add-ons or are handmade.  

I first painted this swirled chippy with Viva Precious Metal Color - silver (in the mediums add-on) and then painted on a little embossing ink, sprinkled with embossing powder and this is the effect.  I love this two toned effect!

Supplies - from the April kit and addons:
Cardstock: Core'dinations Bluebell
Patterned paper: Authentique Classique - Elegant collection: black dotted - Twelve, white floral print - Six, fussy cut header - Two
Embossing powder: Ranger Antiquities Turquoise
Flowers: Prima Vermont leaves black 553623, Prima Audrey Rose blue ice 546700, Prima Plume black 575526
Mist:  Luminarte Radiant Rain Bashful Blue
Ink: Prima turquoise stone
Paint: Viva Precious Metal silver
Other: Prima SIIC 573218

Other Supplies from my stash:
Chipboard: Leaky Shed Chipboard Live Love and Laugh 8072, Leaky Shed flourish
Diecuts and punches: Martha Stewart Swirling Lace, WRNK Lucky 8 Frilly Lace, McGill Floriano
Paint:  Silks african jade

I love love love the frame that came in the main kit this month!!  WOW, I just love the piece I made with this.  I decided to frame our wedding picture.  OMG that picture is nearly 22 years old.  It's hard to believe that it's been that long!

I pulled out one of my favorite products to do the frame, Stampendous Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel to coat the wooden frame.   Then I thought that the only thing this needed was a simple floral cluster so I made the flowers using Authentique papers from the kit.  I diecut some vines using Memory Box's Caserta Bloom die and added a few pine sprigs (cut with a McGill's punch)  to my cluster.   I finished it off  with a couple crystals from the embellishment add-on.

Ok, this is the year of the card for me!  Card making has never been my "thing" but I decided that this is the year that Maggi masters card making!  So here is my effort.  I've used papers from the kit with the addition of a piece of Core'dinations cardstock.  I used a Spellbinders die to die cut the white frame.  That awesome resin telephone is included in the embellishment add-on.  The flowers are bits and pieces from my stash left over from assorted manufacturer's packages.

 Thanks so much for stopping by our blog today!!  Be sure and check out our kit subscriptions and available kits!


Dangina Martinez said...

Gorgeous designs! I seriously thought that was Gina Davis in the frame. Love what you've done with the kit!

luv46kdz said...

Each piece is just wonderful Maggi!! I love the lo, what a great pic. A pet passing on is the worst part of having them :(

Great showcase of this stupendous kit!


Ginny Hickmott said...

That frame is GORGEOUS Maggi!!! I love the simple pale colours, so soft and beautiful, the frame looks fab embossed like that.
And your layout is amazing too!

Angelica said...

Inspiring and stylish, I have missed your beautiful creations dear Maggi, and I´m so happy you are here° Love your layered LO, with sweet Chena<3, the chippies, flower cluster and beautiful design. Your wedding photo is equally beautiful, love the cluster, embossing and light color-palette.
And the card... Stunning...

Graphicat said...

I just had to comment to send hugs to you Maggi, I am abit of a pet hoarder and my heart just aches when I hear of anyone loosing their fur-kids, the layout you have created for her is stunning, I love the layers of paper you have used in the background from this stunning kit!
And that frame of your wedding photo!!! It looks meant to be for that photo and frame to be together!
Beautiful work!
Lots of love

Maggi said...

Thank you all dear ladies! Your sweet comments mean so much to me!

Peggy said...

I've left you some lovin' on Facebook already for these fantastically gorgeous projects!!!!
(BTW, see, you CAN do cards. Beautifully.)

Kimberly said...

gorgeous projects! Bless you heart. It is so hard to lose a petchild! I still yearn for the poodle I had for 20 years! I have so many pictures, but I have not been able to scrap them yet!


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