Saturday, August 19, 2017
I am excited to share my latest mixed media creation with you!

We got this glass bottle from Swirly camp this year and it has just been sitting on my desk patiently waiting to be dressed.


The video tutorial is here.

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!







Monday, August 14, 2017
Check out what's happening this week at Swirlydoos. We still have some open challenges.

The August ATF challenge is open through August 31st. Here's where to enter your ATF creations. This is Peggy's example, a beautiful card.


Speaking of cards, here's a card challenge for you. It's all about stitches this month so go check it out and show us what you've got.


Don't forget the July sketch challenge!

It is open until the 31st of August. Enter here.

Sunday, August 13, 2017


This week's LOTW is not a layout; rather it's a mini album, created by Swirlydoos member Stephanie Dinnell. The cover alone, with the beautiful flowers and swirls, is awesome; but you have to take a look inside - Steph has filled it with so many pages, each differently (and wonderfully) designed!



Congratulations, Steph!
Monday, August 7, 2017
Are you looking for some challenges? Need something to get your creativity back on track?

Check out the latest challenges going on in the Swirlydoos forums.

If you have your August kit, then you have seen the latest sketch Kim created for us. It is a beauty.


The "All that Flutters" challenge is open for August. Just use something that flutters: butterfly, dragonfly, fairy, etc.

Here's one created by Donna--and she won Layout of the Week with it!


Enter your ATF projects here.

There is a card challenge hosted by Peggy. The challenge is to use stitching on your card.
Here's an example Peggy made.


Enter your stitched cards here.

Happy scrapping!



Sunday, August 6, 2017



Donna has created this stunning page for the August ATF Challenge. I love the background and all of the details around the edges of this remarkable page. Her layers and embellishments are a perfect enhancement for this striking photo.
(She's actually given us a wonderful description of how it came together here in the ATF Forum.)


Congratulations, Donna!!!!
Monday, July 31, 2017
Congrats to Kathi for LOTW with her patriotic tag. She made this for the RR challenge this month and it is a perfect tag to celebrate the Fourth. I love how she created the rays on her tag and that ribbon is perfect. Love little stars on the ribbon. Great combination of products, Kathi.


Saturday, July 29, 2017
Happy Saturday everyone, today I have a Saturday  video  for Swirlydoos.

This video is a comparison/how to on how to create this canvas. I used a 5x7 canvas and some items from the Swirlydoos Boutique and past kits. I also threw in a few things from my stash.

So, garb your favorite beverage sit back relax and enjoy the video.

Here is the video:


Here are a list of products
5x7 canvas
Prima Heavy white Gesso 
Relics and Artifacts Archival Cast (Flora)
Prima Art Stones
Prima Mini Art Stones
Prima Glitter Glass
metal keys
flowers

That's all I have for now, so thanks for stopping by. Don't forget, 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!
DT-KIM


Sunday, July 23, 2017
Congrats to Stephanie for LOTW.

The RR this month is actually a tag challenge. Look at this patriotic tag Stephanie created.


Great idea with the ribbon. And, that vintage ephemera is perfect.

Saturday, July 22, 2017
It's Saturday!!!

Time for another tutorial.

I am always up for a new, unique way to make cards so here's a card tutorial for you.
This card has some folds and edge punching to make it different. And, the card stands on it's own.





Here's the video tutorial for you.


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!



Monday, July 17, 2017
Hey savages, Kim here and boy do I have lots of challenge highlights for you! You can always stop by the Challenge Forums to play along and chat it up with all the other players!

 Our July Monthly Sketch Challenge will be starting up soon, so be on the look out for a new sketch. Anyone can play, so come and join us!



Next, we have the "Spring Grunge" ATF Challenge that ran until June 15th.We had some stunning entries, see for yourself.

Cheryl entered this beautiful layout.



What about this stunner from Donna.





Our July round robin is all being Patriotic. We had an amazing first round. The tags were a wonderful display of Red, White and Blue. I can't wait to see what the next rounds bring.

Here is another one from Cheryl.


Check out this one from DT member Peggy

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 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, July 9, 2017
It's Sunday!

That means it's time to look through all the gorgeous work you have made and choose a layout of the week. Remember each layout of the week is in the running for layout of the month.

AND, each layout of the month is in the running for layout of the year!
Layout of the year is a special honor that comes with some special perks.

So, what are you waiting for?
Show us what you've got.

Congrats, to Hanne for this double pager. I can remember when that was the only way I scrapped. Now, I never think to do it. I want to try it again. How about you?

Great design that showcases all the wonderful pictures that Hanne is known to scrap. I live the banners and the flower clusters scattered around.


Great work, Hanne!

Saturday, July 8, 2017


It's my turn to post a Swirlydoos Saturday Tutorial, and I decided to turn an empty wine bottle into a piece of decor, using the Finnabair method of layers on layers
This is a great way to use your embellishment odds and ends, as well as some of the mists that you've accumulated through the years.

Some closeups...




The tutorial is on Snapguide; here's the link.

And here's a list of some of the supplies that I used; I'm sure that you'll be able to find the perfect bits and bobs in your own stash!

*Swirlydoos May 2017 Flower Add-On*
Prima - Rose Quartz Collection - Flower Embellishments - Travertine #595142

*Swirlydoos May 2017 Embellishment Add-On*
DecoArt - Metallic Lustre - Wax Metallic Finish - Rose Gold

*Swirlydoos May 2017 Mediums Add-On*
Prima - Finnabair - Art Alchemy - Opal Magic Wax - Turquoise Satin #964276

*Swirlydoos June 2015 Main Kit*
Prima - The Archivist Collection - Wood Embellishments - Icons #578586

*Swirlydoos October 2016 Embellishment Add-On*
Prima - Finnabair - Art Ingredients - Melange - Art Pebbles #963323

*Swirlydoos April 2017 Embellishment Add-On*
Prima - Memory Hardware - Antique Metalware - Lorette #993030
Prima - Finnabair - Art Ingredients - Glass Beads - Crystal #961671


Other Supplies
Long Neck Bottle, cleaned and dried
Recollections - Doilies - 5.5"
Wild Orchid Crafts - Mulberry Roses
Prima - Sunrise Sunset Collection - Vintage Trinkets - Bottle Caps #960391
Prima - French Rivera Collection - Wood Embellishments - Icons #583781
Prima - Archival Cast - Rising Spirit III #941734
Prima - Memory Hardware - Glass Pearls - 990398
Prima - Finnabair - Art Ingredients - Art Stones #963705
Prima - Art Basics - 3D Matte Gel
Liquitex - Black Gesso
Lindy's Stamp Gang - Starburst Spray - Time Travel Teal
Lindy's Stamp Gang - Starburst Spray - Shabby Turbine Teal
Prima - Color Bloom Spray - Deep Teal #580322

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