Thursday, June 30, 2011

Hi everyone!!  The kits are going super fast for this Ustream class from CHA and you only have a few days left!!!!!!  You have to order your kits by July 5th for this class!  I've got mine and hope to meet you all on Ustream.  Click HERE to get more information and buy your kits.
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Reveal Day for the Swirlydoos July Kit is quickly approaching. Trust me, this is a kit you do not want to miss out on. The Design Team have been busy working their Swirly Magic to bring you an enchanting unveiling!! So, here is a teaser of eye candy to hold you over until the full reveal!! Enjoy!

Courtesy of angelica

Courtesy of LisaV

Courtesy of LisaG

Reveal Day is the 5th of every month. Be sure to stop by Swirlydoos to get your gorgeous kit!!

Scrap on!
Monday, June 27, 2011
Wohooo! It is a new exciting week. I am off work and had lots of time to browse the lovely Swirlydoos gallery. And I found some stunning cards to share with you today.

First a card by Shona where she has used the LaBlanch stamp that came with the tech kit in June. Fantastic card!

The this soft and delicate card by new designteam member Paulien. I just love the colours of it. And those flowers are to die for.

I hope you will enjoy your week!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

With Independence Day just around the corner, and Memorial Day just past, We remember those who fought for our freedom.
This week we bring you this gorgeous layout from LisaD...Lisa happened to find this photo of her dad under the bathroom sink, after he passed away. And what a find!! He sort of looks like a handsome Jimmy Stewart!! The techniques used are fantastic from Lisa's hand altered flowers to the beautiful altered hinges. (both from 3TailsCraft...I love Faye!!She sent me a wonderful package all the way from Queensland!!)) The masking, layering, and clustering are perfect. Just looove the way the small pocket watch reflects the year. Just Beautiful!! This is one gorgeous heritage page. Thank You Lisa for sharing such a wonderful photo of your dad. And using the looking glass kit to honor it!!
Please visit Lisa's Blog The Shabby Horse Cafe for more inspiration.
Saturday, June 25, 2011

These amazing workshops are coming directly to your craft room!

Yes, you read that right!!!  Unbelievable!!  I'm so there!  Looking forward to see you all on line so that we can experience this ONCE IN A LIFETIME opportunity together!  click on the flyer for more information.
Friday, June 24, 2011
It's's Friday *doing the cabbage patch*  HAPPY FRIDAY!!!

It has been such a fun and crazy week in the forum.  CHA sneak links are being posted and everyone is weighing in on their favorites.  We are winding down our monthly challenges and I really believe that we have the most talented members there are...hands down!!  I learn so much from these women and I am constantly picking my jaw off of the floor.

Here is an entry in the Superhero Challenge that was created by the wonderfully talented Peggy.

And an ATC by one of our newest DT members Paulien

The DT is working on a few ideas that I think you are all going to love.  Make sure to sign up to follow our blog by email so that you don't miss out on some exciting news!!! The sign up box is at the top of the blog on the right side. :)

Have a beautiful weekend!  Make someone smile. 
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Scrapbooking is all about preserving memories in different ways. For me, focus is on my photos. Sometimes I add journaling, but not often enough. I wish I wrote more on my layouts. And there really are so many great journaling products out there to use.

For example, in the Swirlydoos store you can find these lovely journaling cards from Jenni Bowlin:

And I browsed the Swirly gallery and found LisaG's fantabulous page about marriage. Look at that gorgeous journaling tag:

And then I found Renea's layout about her dear grandparents where she has used a journaling card for the writing. Beautiful!

How do you journal?
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
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: Featherrs *a.k.a Lisa Duke*

Please visit her blog for Swirly inspiration: The Shabby Horse Cafe

My Dad

Lisa used the June wonderfully masculine kit, The Looking Glass. Lisa had recently discovered this photo of her father. Perfect timing to use with the kit!!! We love Lisa's attention to detail and handmade flowers.

Thank you so much Lisa, for sharing your talent with us!

For more information on the Swirlydoos Monthly Kits, please visit our website.

Happy Scrapping!
Monday, June 20, 2011
Hello Swirly friends! It is Sunday and time for some card inspiration. This is a card I made just for you. I used a mix of Swirlydoos kits for it and I just love to layer things. You might have noticed. LOL

The patterned paper, the ribbon, and the flower are from the June kit. I also used the gorgeous Tattered Angels clear stamps from the June kit. The large tag is from May and the alpha is from a much older kit.

I hope you'll have a great Sunday!
Sunday, June 19, 2011

Friday, June 17, 2011
HAPPY FRIDAY!!!!!!  I don't think I'll ever get tired of typing that.  Here is a quick update of things going on at Swirlydoos:

  • There are still a few tickets left for the Swirlydoos sponsored workshop at CHA in July.  Please click on the tag to the right and find out more as well as purchase your ticket.  They are going fast!!
  • We have two new designers joining our design team in July.  They are Paulien van den Bosch and Maiko Kosugi!!!!  These woman are so talented and I just can't wait to see what they do with our kits!!  Welcome ladies!!!!
  • A winner has been announced for our Grandma's Garden Sketch Challenge and it is Tracey!!!!!  Here is her lovely take on the sketch

Click HERE to check out the other entries in the gallery. 
  • We have a new flower tutorial by the very lovely Lisa Gregory.  It is a gorgeous Lily!!  We have some really fun tutorials waiting in the wings and they will be uploaded in the next few weeks.  If you haven't checked out our tutorial section, you should!  Click HERE to check it out. 
I hope you all have a fabulous weekend!!!

XO, Lisa
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
A photo tutorial by: Angelica Franssen

Using the June Collection "The Looking Glass"

 Step by step instruction on constructing a beautiful scrapbook page.

 Take the white cardstock distress then trim out a 1 inch from each side

Take the blue pattern paper, distress and trim out 1.5 each from each side. Layer on top of the white

 The the center of the white cardstock distress and mist.

 Once dried place on top of the blue pattern paper

 Mat your photo with a contrasting cardstock. Trim and distress two other larger mats for layering.

 Once you have your mats layered to your liking, glue the ribbon underneath to the one side. Glue to page

                              Treat a DA Chippy. For the fence I use a paint dauber then misted and inked. Glue to page

 Add your flowers. Here I bent the Petaloo vine then added a Prima flower on top

I made some little rosettes from the navy Blue cardstock. Add to page 

Add your butterflies 

Add your title....and your done!!

Hope you enjoyed this months Anatomy of a Layout. Be sure to visit again when our next design team member post their step by step instruction.


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