Monday, December 28, 2009

There is a new tutorial over at Swirlydoos!! Krissy has put together a great step by step tutorial for a canvas wall hanging!! She used the Canvas Project Add On Kit from the November. It is simply fabulous!! So head on over and go check it out!! This one is fun!! The photo in Krissy's canvas project is of her darling son being lead by his daddy, or it could be the other way around. Either way it is just so precious. Krissy used this photo before, in a layout she did from the Premiere Swirlydoos kit, "Decadence". The journaling was beautiful, and I thought I would share it with you.

Walk alongside me, daddy
and hold my little hand.
I have so many things to learn
that I don't yet understand.

Teach me things to keep me safe
from dangers every day.
Show me how to do my best
at home, at school, at play.

Every child needs a gentle hand
to guide them as they grow.
So walk alongside me, daddy -
We have a long way to go.

By Helen Bush
Friday, December 25, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009

Monday, October 19, 2009

Head on over to SWIRLYDOOS. I will be doing a weekly series on Mondays on How to make a Mini Album step by step. Head on over to the Tips, Tricks & Techniques page for Part 1 which started today. The Series will be titled "Monday Morning Mini Madness"..Stay tuned for more info. Todays tutorial is on preparing the cover back and pages. Future sessions will be on embellishing your cover and the different pages with cool techniques and tutorials and end with putting it all together, So come and join us for Monday Mini Madness. If you have always wanted to try a mini, this will take you step by step...
Thursday, October 1, 2009

Yr Bergsteinsdottir - Iceland


Angelica Franssen - California

You ladies have a nice big box of Prima headed your way! Ang - I already have your address. Yr, Please email us your shipping address to Krissy


Friday, September 11, 2009

This awesome "Autism Awareness" kit was designed by talented digital artist, Stacey Towers. The kit, which boasts 14 papers, 27 elements, a full alphabet and word art was designed in honor of MY SON Mason who has Autism. Stacey has graciously offered to donate 100% of ALL proceeds from this kit to Autism Speaks in Mason's honor. Autism Speaks is a non-profit organization dedicated to finding a cause and cure for this horrifying epidemic. Won't you please download this very versatile (and SUPER CUTE) kit today? It is being offered at a special rate of only $3.00 per kit for a very limited time!

You can find this kit at

Or click here for a direct link:


1 In every 90 boys will be diagnosed with Autism

This number is increasing by 10-17% each year

Autism is more common than childhood cancer, Juvenile Diabetes, and pediatric AIDS... COMBINED.

The cause of Autism is unknown


For more information about Autism and how you can help - please visit

or you can visit Mason's donation page here

Thank You!
Monday, September 7, 2009

For those who just cant get enough of Prima!!! SWIRLYDOOS has created an Exclusive add on Kit. The brand new Prima Paradise City line along with Embellishments:
Prima—Times Chipboard Alphabet Set
Prima—Country Elegance Roses
Prima—Large Say it in Crystal Swirls
Prima—Mulberry Leaves (Mauve)
Prima—Build-A-Bauble clear stamp collection
A whooooooooole bunch of Prima coordinated gemstones set to compliment the Build-A-Bauble stamp set perfectly.
These kits are HOT!!!

And don't for get the add 0ns for BEJEWELED
The coordinating colors of the American Crafts Cardstock along with the perfectly paired flower add on is a must addition to this kit!!
Shining, glimmering, Bejeweled! The Swirlydoos team took to the isles at Summer CHA and carefully chose some of the most beautiful, innovative and of course "shiny" newly released products we could find! Our "Bejeweled" collection comes complete with a custom sketch by the very talented Beggahuna, which you can use to enter our monthly sketch challenge! This carefully prepared kit boasts a ton of the NEW Prima products. We've also included new products from Clearsnap, Unique Pages, ZVA, Kaisercraft and the list goes on! We are proud to offer you a coordinating cardstock add on, a pattern paper add on, our 'Signature' Flower add-on kit, and an absolutely 'gawk' inspiring Prima Exclusive add-on kit! Prima Marketing is sponsoring our manufacturer contest this month, see details below on how to win one of two FABULOUS Prima prize packs! We sincerely hope you'll enjoy this beautiful collection that we have prepared for you!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009
With CHA fresh on our heels, we are still so excited with everything we saw at the show... If you want the newest of the new products, learning cool new techniques, and trading scrapping secrets with the best bunch of scrap artists, then head on over to Swirlydoos and subscribe...You will surely not be disappointed. September is going to be a "Prima"licious month at Swirlydoos!!! The main kit and add ons are just spectacular and the contest and prize(s) this month is a big one!! We even have an Exclusive add on kit that will be a definate "want" to add to the September lineup!! Keep your eyes peeled because on reveal day (last day of the month) you will not want to miss Septembers kit debut!! We may even throw in a sneak peak or 2 at SWIRLYDOOS!!

"Mother Love" created by Peggy is our pick for Layout Of The Week at SWIRLYDOOS !!! What a beautiful job she did with pastel Color Blocking on the Heidi Swapp Invisibles to match the quilt in the sweet sweet photo of Peggy's daughter in law and her grand daughter Sophia....The flowers were "custom" tinted with Glimmer Mist and she Smooched the heart and added a stick pin. It all goes together so well. Beautiful art Peggy...We love it!! Come visit our gallery for more spectacular layouts by our very talented Swirly Girls!!
Thursday, July 30, 2009

We're HAPPY to announce that we have unveiled our August kit - Passion! Unnnnnnnnnfortunately you just weren't quick enough this month to snag one before they were all snatched up by the Swirly Savages around this joint! Hit the "JOIN THE CLUB" page of our website to ensure you never miss a kit again!

Be sure to visit our HOME page for full details on this and all our previous kits!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

We were hangin' at the hotel - Lucky us, Tim was staying here too. We bought some drinks, had some chats... a collab kit in the near future? VERY LIKELY!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Hellooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo scrappy friends!

It's that time of year again - CHA Summer is in balmy, sticky, wet, aligator infested FLORIDA this year! YAY!!!!!!!!! Seriously, I've never been to FL and am really looking forward to getting away for a few days, staying in a nice (quiet) hotel and meeting up with other Swirly Girlies at the show!

We will all be getting together at the Peabody Hotel in Orlando for "Cocktail Hour(s)" So if you're headed to the show contact us at and let us know! We'd love to meet up with other scrapbookers in the community and all are welcome to join us for HAPPY HOUR(s)!
Tuesday, June 30, 2009

We've unveiled our yummy July kit - Summer Sorbet! And DELICIOUS it was! So delicious in fact, that it was SOLD OUT before we even had the chance to unveil it! Rest assured though, you can ensure you get each and every one of our kits, and be first in line for all of our fab add-ons by subscribing to Swirlydoos! Check out the "Join The Club" section of our website for more information on becoming a member of Swirlydoos!


We're stoked to be able to offer a brand new blinkie to our loyal members and blog followers! Feel free to snag this baby and throw it up on YOUR site! And as always, we thank you dearly for spreading the word about Swirlydoos Kit Club!

Saturday, May 30, 2009


We have thoughtfully and carefully prepared this fabulous kit with some of the most beautiful new product that the scrapbooking industry has to offer! "Timeless" comes complete with a custom sketch by the very talented Beggahuna, which you can use to enter our monthly sketch challenge! This lovely kit boasts BRAND NEW Prima. BRAND NEW My Mind's Eye, and the list goes on! This is our most jam-packed kit to date. We got some great deals and are passing the savings on! This kit has a retail value of over $50.00! We also offer a coordinating cardstock add on, our 'signature' Prima Flower add on kit, and a downright amazing Tattered Angels/Webster's Pages technique/project add on to fit just perfectly with our TATTERED ANGELS CONTEST. We hope you'll enjoy what we have prepared for you!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Swirlydoos is hosting a - TATTERED ANGELS CONTEST
Do you have some of that really awesome Tattered Angels product lying around your scrap space? Have you been waiting for a reason to drag it out and show us what you can do with it? Well, here’s your chance! Swirlydoos kit club has teamed up with Tattered Angels to bring you a sweet contest, with even sweeter prizes! 

We are holding a wide open Tattered Angels Contest. What do we mean by wide open? ANYONE CAN ENTER! You do NOT have to have our Tattered Angels technique kit to enter the contest. (But if you want to get your hands on some Tattered Angels goodness at an amazing discount – we have it just for you!)

For details on how to enter to win one of 2 fantastic Tattered Angels prize packs; each valued at $40.00! Go to the contest page on our website - TATTERED ANGELS CONTEST PAGE. 

One winning spot is reserved specifically for a Swirlydoos Kit Club Subscriber – the other spot? It’s open to ANYONE!!
What you are playing for: A $40.00 Tattered Angels Prize Pack!

Prize package contains:
1 set of amazingly beautiful Tattered Angels acrylic stamps
1 set of (3) Tattered Angels Glimmer Screens (Decorative Corners)
3 bottles of Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist

The great folks at Tattered Angels have asked us to link them directly to the contest galleries so they can see what you do with this kit. They will be keeping an eye out for layouts and projects that they may want to use in upcoming trade shows and print ads! There is a major chance to catch a manufacturer's eye here ladies & gents, so lets get this contest under way! If you have been wanting to try Tattered Angels product, but never knew how to use it then definitely check out the awesome technique kit we've put together for you. It has everything you will need to get started using Tattered Angels products - Including video tutorials!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Yep, we're doing it again! Another sketch contest starts Sunday May 10th, and we're giving you TWO WEEKS to get your project uploaded to our gallery and win a faaaaaaaaabulous PRIMA Prize Package! This sketch is totally open to anyone who wants to join, just take a peek at our contest page, follow the directions and watch the inspiration fill up in our gallery!

Contest ends on May 24th

Monday, May 4, 2009

The winner of our very first OPEN-TO-THE-PUBLIC  sketch challenge is......


We loved how this layout just POPPED right out at us in the gallery. All of the layouts were incredible and we are going to be holding another open challenge within the next week or two so definitely check back and play along with us as we grow in this awesome hobby of ours!

Thank you so much to all who participated!

Friday, May 1, 2009
Join us in celebrating NATIONAL SCRAPBOOK DAY!

Door Prize
Blog Prizes
10% off everything in the store
and MORE...

Head on over to the NSD section of our forum to get in on the fun and prizes!
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Swirlydoos proudly offers our May Kit - 
"Vintage Chic"

This kit is jam packed with some of the most beautiful new product that the scrapbooking industry has to offer, and comes complete with a custom sketch by the very talented Beggahuna, which you can use to enter our monthly sketch challenge! This lovely kit boasts BRAND NEW Prima. BRAND NEW 7 gypsies. BRAND NEW Maya Road and the list goes on! We also offer a coordinating cardstock add on, our 'signature' Prima Flower add on kit, and a fantastic Crackle technique & project add on that will knock your socks OFF (while teaching you something new)! 

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Swirlydoos is holding our very first OPEN SKETCH CHALLENGE! This challenge is 100% open to anyone who wants to play along! We're revving up our scrappy engines for National Scrapbook Day! To view the sketch, the rules, and most importantly the PRIZES

Be sure to take a peek around our site. The sneak peek for May's kit is up, and we are gearing up for some serious National Scrapbook Day fun right here on May 2nd!
We hope to see you here!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009
A Little Sneaky Peekie of Swirlydoos' May Kit 
"Vintage Chic"

Our super fantastic May Kit - "Vintage Chic" will be officially unveiled bright and early on April 30th! This kit is jam packed with some of the most beautiful new product that the industry has to offer, and comes complete with a custom sketch by the very talented Beggahuna, which you can use to enter our monthly sketch challenge! BRAND NEW Prima. BRAND NEW 7 gypsies. BRAND NEW Maya Road and the list goes on! Subscribers enjoy a discounted rate on kits, and first dibbs on all add-on kits, but we do sell kits without a subscription as well. You can pre-order your "Vintage Chic" coordinated kit by e-mailing us at -email- and letting us know you want to reserve a kit before they go on sale to the public!

Have a date for National Scrapbook Day?
Come play with us!

Swirlydoos invites you to celebrate National Scrapbook Day with us on Saturday, May 2nd. We will have challenges, door prizes, scavenger hunts, online cropping, 10% off of everything in the store and more!

We're going to kick things off at 10:00am Eastern Time and run through (at least) 6:00pm.

Be sure to check in and play along for your chance to win some fantastic prizes! One lucky winner will even receive a Swirlydoos June scrapbook kit - FREE!

Don't forget to add our new blinkie (snag it off the website) to your blogsite or website! Our DT will be on the lookout and if we see one of our blinkies on your site, you could WIN!

Sunday, April 19, 2009
We have had a TON of requests to bring back the Whimsy Kit and add ons. I can only do so if we have a minimum of 25 people who want the main kit, or a minimum of 6 people who want the stitched paper add on kit. The kits will need to be pre-paid and would be expected to ship within the next month. If you would be interested in the main kit, the paper add on kit, or both (please specify if you would only be interested in the add on if it came with the main kit) email us at or leave a comment below to let us know if you're interested. In the event that more than 25, but less than 50  people want the main kit, they will go to the first 25 folks who respond.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Thank you so much to ALL of you who took the time to leave a comment on our blog in honor of "World Autism Day"  (April, 2nd). We've enjoyed reading all of your comments and have randomly chosen three winners  and here they are!  Please email us at with your shipping information and we will have your album shipped out to you soon!

Anonymous Rachel said...

My son is six; he is non-verbal and has Autism. We are affected everyday. We have good days, and a lot of bad days. I try to stay as positive as I can. My son gives me a unique perspective on life, and I am glad to have him in my life.

Blogger cupcakesforchloe said...

My Cousins son has been diagnosed with Autism, and I try to do the walk with her when I am able. And if I cant do the walk, I always support her! I also used to babysit a little boy with autism, So I really hope one day soon we can find a cure!

Blogger Jocelyn said...

How wonderful for you to do this!!! My daughter has a friend who's son was diagnosed with Autism and I have seen them go through so much with Joshua!!!! He is such a wonderful little boy and we pray for the family and all of those that are that are battling this in their lives!!!!! I am going to check out the albums... Have a wonderful Monday!

Thanks again everyone, for sharing your stories, experiences, and what you love most about Scrapbook Kits!

Monday, March 30, 2009
We are TOTALLY excited to introduce the Swirlydoos April kit, Urban Grunge. Filled to the BRIM with grungy goodness, metal and mesh, this kit is SURE to bring you out of your box and get you scrapping the grungier side of life. Have little boys? Or even BIG boys for that matter? Is there a rebel hiding inside of you? Urban Grunge will bring em' out and help you show them off! To purchase one of our Scrapbook kits or Add-On kits, head on over to the store -


$36.50 (plus shipping)

Alcohol Ink Technique Kit

Have you been itching to learn something new? Had your eye on the Tim Holtz line of alcohol inks, but had no idea how to use them? We gotcha covered. This project kit will get you moving and shaking with one of the hottest scrapbooking techniques out there!

Check out the project /photo tutorial that Rebecca Price created using this very kit! She will take you step-by-step through various techniques you can use with these versatile inks, as well as show you a stunning completed home decor project that you can create using THIS VERY KIT!

Click here to go to Rebecca's Tutorial

Non-matching Flower Add-On Kit
We just wouldn't be US without our signature Flower Add-On kit would we? So here is an offering of some of Prima's brand new release blooms. These flowers are simply stunning, and add the PERFECT gentle touch to any scrapbook page! This kit will contain one of each of the shown vines, and varying colors and styles of each of the other blooms shown.


Urban Grunge Cardstock Add-On

2 each of the following American Crafts Cardstock colors:

More detailed photos of the Urban Grunge Kit and add ons.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

In honor of World Autism Day, and to raise awareness of this very serious disorder, we are GIVING AWAY 3 beautiful Mason's Puzzle Acrylic Albums to 3 lucky winners!!! My Acrylic Album has generously donated these awesome puzzle albums to Swirlydoos to show their support in raising awareness for Autism. Krissy Mosbarger designed this special puzzle for My Acrylic Album in honor of her son, Mason who was diagnosed with Autism at the tender age of 18 months. Proceeds from each and every Mason's Album sold goes directly to Autism Speaks (in Mason's name) to help further their research in finding both a cause and a cure. If you would like to learn more about the Mason's Puzzle, you can either visit My Acrylic Album, or visit the Mason's puzzle page in our store. These puzzles are available with 6" or 8" puzzle pieces that are fully interlocking. They retail for $15.00 and $20.00 respectively. 

Please help us spread the word about Autism, and about the Mason's puzzles by directing your friends to this SUPER DUPER EASY CONTEST!

What do you have to do to win a Mason's Puzzle Acrylic Album?

 EEEEEEEEASY PEEEESY, All you need to do is leave us a comment telling us how you, or someone you know has been affected by Autism. Don't know anyone who's been affected by Autism? Then tell us what you LOVE about scrapbooking kit clubs! And be sure to check out our site and our kits on your way through!

Here are some projects created using this fabulous puzzle album!

Artist: Kory Dordea

Artist: Tanisha Renee

Artist: Kory Dordea

Artist: Irene Tan

Good Luck Friends!
3 Randomly selected winners will be announced here on April 3rd!

Monday, March 23, 2009

We are OVER-THE-MOON Excited to announce to you that we have brought in not one, but TWO brand new designers to inspire and educate you, while amusing you at the same time! (we hope!)

I am VERY excited to see what these two extremely talented artists will bring to the scrap table! Please join me in welcoming and congratulating

LISA GREGORY (starsailor)


IRENE TAN (scrapperlicious)

to the Swirlydoos design team! Welcome aboard ladies!!! You so totally RAWK!
Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Here is a tiny SMIDGE of the grungy goodness you will find in Swirlydoos' rawkin' April Kit - Urban Grunge. We're taking a step OUTSIDE of the box, and outside of the scrap isle as well! These kits (and add ons) are already in the hands of some of our subscribers and will be fully released on March 31st. Be here to get yours! To see another sneak of this kit, check out our home page!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Rarely have I been moved to tears by a mere act of kindness. When I announced this contest I was sure we would receive some very nice cards from some of our very talented members. Never, EVER in my wildest dreams could I have imagined the sheer outpouring of love and time and commitment that rolled in through my mailbox these past couple of weeks. 

We have received cards from all over the world! We have recieved cards more beautiful than anything Halmark could ever dream up. We received cards created by children, for children. We recieved NUMEROUS cards that have been published in scrapbooking magazines. We received - - - Hope, in the form of 140 custom created, hand-crafted beautiful cards. With tears in my eyes, and on behalf of every mom of a child with Autism, THANK-YOU. To all who participated, thank you. Each wonderful woman who sent in cards will receive 10% off their next store purchase! Please contact me at to get your coupon code. These cards will now be shipped off and presented for Auction, with all money raised going directly to Autism Speaks!

Now, for our winner! In a random drawing professionally conducted by my littles, we have chosen the winner of this contest:

Mason tried and tried, and really wanted to choose the winner! Unfortunately, he was more interested in opening and closing the box than pulling out a name! lol

Enter Ashli, mommy's little helper who proudly proclaimed that SHE wanted to pick the winner out of all of the ladies who are helping Masie (she calls him Masie)

And there you have it friends! The winner of the $25.00 gift certificate to the Swirlydoos store is Cassie Box!  Congratulations CASSIE! Contact me at to claim your prize~

Thank you again, too all of the beautiful women, and children who gave of your time and talents to help raise money for Autism. With help from folks like you, we WILL find a cause and we WILL find a cure!
Sunday, March 15, 2009

We received NUMEROUS submissions for our Guest Designer call here at Swirlydoos, and were truly humbled by the talent of all of the ladies who applied! This was an absolutely excruciating decision process because we did not receive ONE application that was not up to Swirlydoos standards! Having said that, we could only choose a few ladies. Please help me welcome and congratulate our new guest designers!

Paulien van den Bosch

Zoa Barker

Beth Root

Lynn Biermann

Angela Velazquez

Irene Tan

Thank you ladies for your beautiful submissions, and for working with Swirlydoos Kits! We are VERY excited to have you on board, CONGRATULATIONS!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Hello ladies and gents!

We now have the BRAND BRAND NEW Cha-w released flowers and Say it in Pearls in the Swirlydoos store! Be sure to swing in and grab yours before they're gone!

These are just a few of the new items in our store. Swing in and take a peek around!


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