Monday, November 29, 2010
Swirlydoos 25 Tags of Christmas

Join our blog contest
December 1st - 25th

A winner every day!

Swirlydoos Kit Club is giving away 25 stunning Prima Keepsake Ornament Boxes in the month of December! Enter for a chance to win yours on our blog( beginning Dec. 1st and each day after until Dec. 25th! Every day we will post a theme & example for that day's tag. You create a tag based on the theme posted, upload it to your online gallery with the title reading, "Swirlydoos 25 Tags of Christmas - (enter theme) tag". Leave a comment on our blog with a link to your tag and that's it! We will use a random number generator to pick one winner each day all the way up to Christmas!

More chances to win!
Swirlydoos is running BUNCHES of contests this month...  (read more)
Prima Keepsake Ornament Box

Retail value: $29.99

This gorgeous, sturdy box is overflowing with holiday delight. Everything you need to create one of a kind ornaments is included! Each box contains 5 clear PVC plastic ball jars filled to the brim with glittered poinsettias, metallic gold and green holly leaves with berries, and ric-rac trims in red, green and gold. 

Each bottle is topped with glittering gold tin lids that are trimmed with gold ric-rac and gemstone accents. This is the perfect box for any crafter wanting to create handmade holiday ornaments. After the holidays, re-use the satin lined box to store your newly created ornaments until the next year's celebration.

25 Tags of Christmas - Tag #1

Open interpretation - "The Reason for the Season"

Design Team Examples


Your tag must be uploaded to your online gallery and linked to this post by MIDNIGHT on December 1st to be eligible for the Prima Keepsake Ornament Box. Tag #2 will be announced on the morning of December 2nd, along with today's winner! 

Good luck & Happy Scrapping!

Sunday, November 28, 2010
I thought, there are many things to be thankful for. Family, friends, happiness...But what is more important than LIFE..It is a precious gift...And so this week, to close out the holiday weekend, I give to you this very beautiful, very touching, very personal LO..By our very own Kimberly Heard.

Life's not the breath you take, the breathing in and out
That gets you through the day,
Isn't what it's all about
Just might miss the point
if you don't slow down the pace
Life's not the breaths you take
but the moments that take your breath away...


Here is Kims story in her own words...
This was a really tough one to do. About 3 yrs ago my dear husband started having back pain and went to see his doc. He was sent to a neurologist. This went on for about a year. Finally after his symptoms continued to progress, he had a head cat scan done. They found not only a brain tumor, but the tumor had grown a cyst. I was schedule to go out of town the next day. He insisted that I go and he would take that time to talk to his family.

The day after I left he spoke with his brother and sister and wasn't feeling well. He thought it was stress. So he decided to stay at his sisters. I got a call the next morning that he had either a stroke or seizures. His sister was in a panic and didn't know. I immediately flew home. Turns out he was having multiple seizures and they were unable to get a hold of his neurologist. The neurosurgeon that was on call was wonderful. several day later he had surgery and the tumor turned out to be non-cancerous.

It has been 2 yrs since his seizure/surgery and he has been fine. So I am thankful for LIFE.

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Thank you Kim for sharing your miraculous story with us. Life is such a blessing...

Saturday, November 27, 2010


Friday, Saturday & Sunday ONLY!

Have you been meaning to pick up one of our fabulous kits? Did you love a particular kit and want to stock up on supplies? Here is your chance! For 3 days only, Swirlydoos Scrapbook Kit Club is offering up all of our previously released kits at a mind-blowing 50% off of regular price. 

Get your hands on these kits WAY BELOW WHOLESALE COST!

  • Sale kits are limited to stock on hand and are available only while supplies last. 
  • Not valid with any other promotion, discount our coupon codes
  • Sale ends at midnight on November 28th, 2010

Wednesday, November 24, 2010
One Wednesday out of every month we would like to to feature a Swirly Sisters' Blog. Our amazing ladies are incredibly talented and work wonders with Swirlydoos Kits.

This week our featured Blogger is Lisa Valentine A.K.A lvalent3

Please visit her blog for Swirly inspiration: A random on purpose life

Post Card From Winter

Lisa used Swirlydoos' gorgeous November kit, "Simply Irresistible" to complete this wintry project. Lisa's amazing photo editing literally makes the photo of her dd pop. Thank you so much Lisa, for sharing your talent with us!

If you'd like to pick up a Simply Irresistible Kit of your own, visit the Kits section of the Swirlydoos store.

Also, in the store is the new Petaloo....hurry and get yours!

Friday, November 19, 2010
Have you been busy uploading to the gallery? Don't forget about the...Leave Love Receive Love Gallery Contest!!! Get your layouts and projects uploaded into the gallery, and leave a little love while your there. Contest details.

Be sure to check the blog December 1st to get the details on the 25 Tags of Christmas blog Contest.

Friday, November 12, 2010
As always Swirlydoos holds a variety of challenges each month. Please come over to the CHALLENGE thread and join in the fun!!! You're sure to find something to inspire and motivate your creativity there.

Here are just a couple of our example pages from the ladies heading the Challenges this month.

Thanks for joining in with us on the monthly challenges at SWIRLYDOOS!!!
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
One Wednesday out of every month we would like to to feature a Swirly Sisters' Blog. Our amazing ladies are incredibly talented and work wonders with Swirlydoos Kits.

This week our featured Blogger is Rae

Please visit her blog for Swirly inspiration: Scrapping Fancy

Rae used Swirlydoos' gorgeous November kit, "Simply Irresistible" to complete this lovely project. This pages is also based on the exclusive Swirlydoos sketch. Thank you so much Rae, for sharing your talent with us!

If you'd like to pick up a Simply Irresistible Kit of your own, visit the Kits section of the Swirlydoos store.

Friday, November 5, 2010
Here are the winners of our Challenges that ran through October......

Lavender Escape Sketch Challenge........   Donna

October Swirly Girl's Club "Dusty Attic".........    Peggy

October Round Robin........  Shelly

 Congratulations to you ladies!! And big THANKS to everyone who puts time and effort in joining us we love seeing the creative abilities of all of you!! 

Come visit us at Swirlydoos to take a look at all our running CHALLENGES
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Our lucky winner for the October Lavender Escape Butterfly Challenge is Willea.

Congrats Willea and thanks for playing along.

Anyone can join the Butterfly Challenge....please visit the Challenge Forums at Swirlydoos
Monday, November 1, 2010
WOW!!  Ya'll really stepped up your game didn't you!?

Oh my gosh, that contest gallery has got some of the most beautiful,ORIGINAL, and intricately detailed layouts I have ever seen. The scrappy world has nothing on you guys - you are by and far, THE BEST

I was so happy to see a nice response with this contest. Sometimes it can be difficult to step out of that doggone comfort zone we have and try something new. It's always easier to go to the store and buy "ready-made" products, but we all know that the "made-from-scratch" stuff wins every time. And the "made-from-scratch" projects in the Do it Yourself contest were second to NONE! Ladies, give yourselves a BIG round of applause. You've done what most scrappers never will have the guts to try.

Without further ado, 

The winner of the Do it Yourself contest is:

Miss Jennifer Abbott Scott
Dare to Dream

Congratulations Jennifer, this is an absolutely breathtaking creation - and it is ALL YOURS!

Your prize - the Donna Salazar Smooch Spritz Collection will be included in your December kit package.


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