Sunday, December 30, 2012

Look at this FABULOUS PRIZE PACK! It could be yours if you're up to the CHALLENGE!!!!


My Perfect Girl

You can't buy loyalty, they say,
I bought it though, the other day;
You can't buy friendship, tried and true,
Well just the same, I bought that too.
I made my bid, and on the spot
Bought love and faith and a whole job lot
Of happiness, so all in all
The purchase price was pretty small.

I bought a single trusting heart,
That gave devotion from the start.
If you think these things are not for sale,
Buy a brown-eyed puppy with a stump for a tail.

On this last week of December 2012, we give to you a beautiful layout created by Sherri. We are always creating memories of our family and loved ones, and sometimes we over look the family members who are closest to our hearts. Our fur babies. The circular design that Sherri chose to frame her photo is lovely with the tickets that are fanned around the circle. The coffee stained papers give the layout a rustic feel of the great outdoors. The dual punched corners using a corner punch, with the cluster of flowers sweetens the page beautifully. The angel peering down over the flowers just adds a finishing touch. Beautiful work Sherri. Just beautiful!!
Saturday, December 29, 2012

Happy Saturday to you all! It's Rae with you to show you how I made an embossed frame using stamps, Glossy Accents, gesso, and Inka Gold paint. You won't believe how simple it is to do!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012
We hope you are all having a fabulous holiday enjoying family, friends, and good food! Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Autumn Fires
Robert Louis Stevenson

In the other gardens
And all up the vale,
From the autumn bonfires
See the smoke trail!

Pleasant summer over
And all the summer flowers,
The red fire blazes,
The grey smoke towers.

Sing a song of seasons!
Something bright in all!
Flowers in the summer,
Fires in the fall!

Manda wows us with this awesome layout featuring photo's of her beautiful self. The amazing cluster of flowers frames both photo's and brings them together as one. The touch of blue stands out as it brings out the blues in the photo. The blue represents the "chill in the air" among the fiery colors. The curves in the paper soften the whole layout making the composition a beautiful one. We love this one Manda. Really really beautiful!
Saturday, December 22, 2012

Happy Saturday to y'all!!!

Lynne here ~
and I am excited to share with you
what I've been makin' with
The Mold Putty
from this month Technique Kit
Hope you enjoy it!

Swirlydoos ~ Imagination  Lab Tutorial!!

This is the Gift Card/Tag I came up with!!

Hope you enjoy my video!!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Snowflakes and Butterflies
Helen MichelleDelicate snowflakes
Fall gently from the skies
Fluttering down in symmetry
Like pretty butterflies
So beautiful, so perfect
Elegant and white
Floating on the gentle breeze
Like butterflies in flight...

What a most wonderful time of the year....Linda chose to showcase her grandson in this beautiful winter layout. It has such warmth as her grandsons smile just lights up the page. The circular design element brings the feeling of snowballs in the air. The delicate look of icicles is created using the jeweled vines hanging on trim. The misting of red here and there brings out the beauty of the poinsettias. The stitching and distressing just lends a touch of vintage nostalgia to the overall page. It is a perfect winter layout, But oh so warm! Love this one Linda. Beautifully done...

WOW!  What a hop we had.  Phew~  So, so much inspiration from all of our designers as well as the manufacturer blogs that hopped with us!  Thank you from the bottom of our swirly hearts for all of your comments and support.  

Winners have 7 days to contact me, Lisa V at with your contact information to claim your prize.  Here are the winners!

Swirlydoos - November Main kit
 Kathleen White
Kathleen said:  "Love this kit!"  So do we Kathleen!!!  Congratulations

Michelle Z
Michelle said: "I can't tell you how much I have enjoyed this blog hop! All the participants have inspired me so much. I have even become a follower to many. (Including this one!) and I am looking forward to seeing what Jazz has to show us."    Michelle, thank you so much for becoming a new follower and congratulations!

Mountain Charm
Mountain Charm said: "What great inspiration! Can't wait to have my own fun."   Well, Mountain Charm, we hope you share your fun with us.  Congratulations!

Faber Castell

 Langeatheart said: "My eyes don't know where to look first! Wow stunning! Merry Christmas! :)"  I can tell you, Langeatheart, that I don't know where to look first every single month!  Congratulations!

Secret Blog Winner #1 was chosen from Rae's Blog!!
Amy V wins Bo Bunny's Father Christmas!
Amy V said this about Rae's work: " AMAZING work .....drop dead gorgeous still drooling over your work yek that's not so nice off me huh !!! All your beautiful work destroyed by my slobber *grin* have a wonderful weekend keep up the pretty work you've gotten me so inspired Thank you xox Amy"  Amy, I feel the same way!!  Congratulations!

Secret Blog Winner #2 was chosen from Paulien's blog
Cindy Lou wins Bo Bunny Noel

Cindy Lou said this about Paulien's work: "Paulien, Everything you touch turns into beautiful art - and I do mean EVERYTHING! Girl, you are such an inspiration to me, so many details, so much texture, just mind boggeling. TFS!"   All I can say is uh-huh, I totally agree!!  Congratulations!!

Congrats to all of our winners!!!!!  See you next month!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Hey everyone!!! Its Miranda here with a fun little card /tag tutorial for Christmas! You may have seen my stocking in the blog hop, well I am recreating it for you all today, step by step. If you have any questions just let me know! Hugs!

And of course you can watch the video on HERE on Youtube!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Blog Hopping? Scroll Down! :)

Krissy always finds the best, most unique items to put in our kits. This beautiful Magnolia is one of them:
And today, you can get it in the store at 10% off!
Take a look at how our magnificent Irene Tan used it:

And, here's what guest designer Ania Dabrowska did with it:

And, last but not least, we found this in the gallery by our very own Miss Shelly Mueller!

Thanks posting your gorgeous creation in our gallery, Shelly! And to thank you, you can shop in the store and take 10% off your entire purchase!!!!
Wednesday, December 12, 2012

It's the big reveal! Say hello to our December kit!
Be sure to check out a video "tour" of the main kit, kit add ons and the technique kit below!

Swirlydoos is PROUD to present our December collection ~Believe~

***Collection is available in our scrapbook store while supplies last***

and our stunning collection of perfectly coordinated add on kits

Quantities are VERY limited! Click here to see more information about our December  Collection

Click here to snag your kits now - before they're all gone!

SURPRISE!!!! 2 our Design Team members, who shall remain a secret *snicker* are keeping hidden treasure on their blogs.  Make sure to follow and leave a message on everyone's blogs for an additional chance at winning a prize. 

Make sure to stop by our Facebook page and "like us".  This way you can keep up on all of the other little things that goes on with Swirlydoos!!

December Main kit and Add Ons

December DIY Embellishment Project/Tech Kit

Head to our homepage for kit details and to subscribe to this awesome monthly kit club!!

Here is a little information on the prizes up for grabs this month!!!

Swirlydoos Sponsored Prize - 
This gorgeous November Main Kit can be yours!!!  Experience one of our drool worthy kits for yourself!!

Faber Castell
***A fabulous mixed media prize pack worth $60

Prima is excited to donate a gorgeous collection of flowers, leaves, trinkets, clips, alphas and MORE from our colorful Rosarian live! This prize is valued over $30 and we want YOU to win it!


5 bottles of Silk Acrylic Glazes

  Secret Designer #1 - 
BRAND NEW Bo-Bunny Father Christmas

Secret Designer #2 - 
BRAND NEW Bo-Bunny Noel

You have until midnight, eastern time, on Friday, 12/14 to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on Saturday 12/15.  In order to qualify to win here is what you need to do:
1: Visit all of the blogs and leave a comment on each. This way we know you were there. Become a follower if you're not already. Take your time. There are REALLY beautiful things to see along the way.
2: Before you leave each blog, look for the “special” words and write it down.
Once you have visited all the blogs and collected all the special words, they will create a sentence.
3: Finally, go back to the Swirlydoos blog and leave a comment letting us know how much fun you had, tell us the sentence that was created with all of the special words you collected.    Can't wait to hear from you.

The party starts over at Lisa Gregory's blog.  Have fun!

Here is the order and blog addresses.   

 Swirlydoos CLICK HERE

Miranda - Click Here
Faber-Castell - CLICK HERE
Prima Educators - CLICK HERE
Iris Babao Uy (Webster's Pages) - CLICK HERE
Gabrielle Pollacco (Webster's Pages) - CLICK HERE
Jaz Lee (Webster's Pages) - CLICK HERE
Rae MosesClick Here
Angelica - CLICK HERE
Paulien - CLICK HERE
LuminArte - CLICK HERE
Back to Swirlydoos!!

For more information about joining Swirlydoos monthly scrabpook kit club please follow the link to our "Join the Club" page! We can't wait to welcome you aboard!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012
It is time to show you some inspirational cards.
These are the week 1 entries of our
So here we go:
For team 1 week 1
For team 2 week 1
Linda SS
For team 3 week 1
For team 4 week 1
For team 5 week 1
Lisa D
Aren't these just gorgeous?
We are (impatiently) waiting on the sneaks of our, week 2 participants.
Are you curious too? Visit the link above, and you can see them coming in soon.
Tomorrow we have reveal day of our AMAZINLY GORGEOUS
December Christmas kit.....
Of course there is a Blog Hop too and the change to win awesome prizes.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

© Heather Black
A smile is cheer from you to me,
the cost is nothing its given for free.
They console the weary and gladden the sad.
And can make someone happy when they are mad.
Unlike blessings in which we pray
its the only thing you keep when you give it away.

This week we bring to you another gorgeous layout created by Barbara. The photo is of her adorable grand daughter. Just look at those curls! A modern day Shirley Temple.Not to long ago, HSN had shown a new product by Martha Stewart. It is a circle punch. And it is WONDERFUL!!! The larger blue circle in the back and the smaller decorative circles were both punched with the machine. You just change the punches. Until it hits the general public, they are exclusive to HSN. But this isn't about the punch, this is about the beautiful layout Barbara created using her amazing talent. The color contrast of the blue, black and hints of yellow is striking. The flower clusters are just gorgeous and love that little birdies tucked into the clusters. The whole design is just divine. But that smile just lights up the whole layout. Great job Barbara, we totally adore this one!!


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