Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Our October Round Robin for Cards, has ended last week. 
I would like to say a big
THANK YOU to our hostess, Linda.
You did an awesome job girl!
Linda had to pick a favorite card, out of all those gorgeous entries,
and the person who created it, is going to be featured on the blog here today.  
So without further ado, here's the winner for October's Round Robin for Cards
 miss Debbie Rybolt
And here's the card that Debbie made. Isn't that gorgeous?!!!!!!
We asked Debbie, to tell a little about herself, and here's what she said:
My name is Debbie and I am a 48 year old mother to one and grandmama to a wonderful grandson..
I work a full time job as a paramedic and I am also a part time instructor.
I use to have a passion for gardening, but now scrapping pretty much takes priority.
I love to spend time at the beach and spend time with my family. I love dogs and will pretty much do anything to help a dog in need( like jump out of the ambulance in the middle of a super busy intersection to rescue a dog from getting ran over) call me crazy.... I joined swirlydoos in 2011 and have enjoyed every minute of it. I have learned alot and have got acquainted with some really sweet people. Everyone here is always willing to help out... love being a swirly sister... Thanks everyone for making me feel part of the swirly family...... And by the way it is cold as crap here in North Carolina and I hate cold weather.... (laughing)
Congratulations Debbie!!!!
If you would like to play along, and getting a chance to being featured on our blog 
you can sign up below.
This challenge is open to anyone
You have till Sunday November 4th (midnight) to sign in.
 Oh and btw... I posted a tutorial, in the all about cards thread,  for this project.

Have Fun!!!!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

"Little Girls"

Karen Barnes

Little girls are made of daisies and butterflies and soft kitty cat purrs
And all the precious memories of times that once were.

Little girls are made of angel's wings and giggles and a firefly's glow
And all the happy feelings, deep inside, that we all know.

Little girls are made of cinnamon and bubbles and fancy white pearls
And snowflakes and rainbows and ballerina twirls.

Little girls are made of sunshine and cupcakes and fresh morning dew,
And these are the reasons, little one, why everyone loves you.

This week we bring you a beautiful layout created by Linda. The design is divine and the pink colors are perfect to showcase such a beautiful photo. The mix of different flowers look like they were freshly picked from a summer garden ad the fluttering butterflies add a lightness to the whole layout. We love the way the photo was framed with just some paper and the Creative imaginations frame. Looks fabulous. A zipper pull here, an angel there and some bling to round it out, you have done a pretty awesome job with your art on this one Linda. We love it!!
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Hey everyone, it's Miranda here from the Swirlydoos Education Team :)
 I wanted to share with you all a canvas I created using the October Technique Kit!
I did image transfers with the gloss gel medium, and a couple other cool techniques ,
here are a few pictures. And of course you can view the video too.
Hope  everyone has a wonderful weekend!


Thursday, October 25, 2012
This week, we bring you the opportunity to get these fabulous Prima roses at 10% of the original price!
Even though these roses coordinate with the Prima Almanac collection, the colors can go with many other papers. And, if you wanted to change the color all together, go ahead an mist them!

Take a look at some projects from the design team that have these little beauties on them:


Lisa G

And, look at this beautiful project that subscriber Tammy created that we found hanging out in the gallery:

Thank you for posting your lovely work in the gallery, Tammy! You will receive 10% off your entire purchase today!

Don't forget to post your work in the gallery! And get thee to the Swirly store to purchase the roses!
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Our very first "Round Robin for Cards",
was a huge succes!!! And really, it was just so much fun, to see all
those beautiful cards and sneaks during the week.
Here are all the cards that have been made.
Team 1
Peggy - Jennie - Hanne
Team 2
Paulien - Debbie - Barbara

Team 3
Rae - Cheryl - Peggy

Team 4
LisaD - Linda - Erica

Team 5
Steph - CathiO - Maria

Aren't they awesome?!!!
If you want to play along with us next month.....
the sign up thread will be posted next week.
I will, of course, post a reminder and a link to the sign up thread, right here on the blog.
Remember the Round Robin for Cards challenge, is open to anyone.
So don't hesitate, 
 pop in, and find out how much fun it is, yourself!
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Beautiful Dreamer
Stephen Foster

Beautiful dreamer, wake unto me,
Starlight and dewdrops are waiting for thee;
Sounds of the rude world heard in the day,
Lull'd by the moonlight have all pass'd away!

Beautiful dreamer, queen of my song,
List while I woo thee with soft melody;
Gone are the cares of life's busy throng, --
Beautiful dreamer, awake unto me!

Beautiful dreamer, out on the sea
Mermaids are chaunting the wild lorelie;
Over the streamlet vapors are borne,
Waiting to fade at the bright coming morn.

Beautiful dreamer, beam on my heart,
E'en as the morn on the streamlet and sea;
Then will all clouds of sorrow depart, --
Beautiful dreamer, awake unto me!

This week we bring to you a beautiful whimsical layout from Steph. The dreamy photo is of Steph's daughter that one of her daughters friend took of her. Steph adds to the dreamy feel of the photo by creating a whimsical layout by using unicorns, butterflies and her hand made flowers to frame the photo. The wisps of flourishes lighten the whole page and the way the layers are perfectly stacked make the photo pop off the page. The page is dreamy, and beautiful and we love it!! Congrats on LOTW Steph. Beautiful work!!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Good Saturday Morning to y'all!!!

Lynne here ~
and I am excited to share with you my
'Tover Technique Tag!!!!

Hope you enjoy it!

A Swirlydoos ~ Imagination  Lab Tutorial!!

Here are some picts of my creation......goooopy, glooopy GOODNESS!!!! you go!!! 
Hope you enjoy it and it inspires you to pull out some 'TOVERS!!!

Thursday, October 18, 2012
Some products have endless possibilities, and the Tim Holtz Idea-ology fragments is one of them. You can alter them in any way, from using alcohol inks, to stamping, or using them as jewelry, whatever you can imagine! So today, you can purchase a 48 piece package of these fragments from the Swirlydoos store at 10% off. 

Take a look how Manda K, one of our wonderful subscriber artists altered these fragments:

Thank you so much for posting your lovely creations in our gallery, Manda! Today, you can shop in the Swirlydoos store and receive 10% off your entire order!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Hello everyone!!!
has brought us to the second week reveal and
so much more gorgeousness to see.
Here's for sharing and getting you all inspired....
Team 1
Jennie had to follow Peggy and she made this beautiful masculine card.
Team 2
Debbie followed Paulien and oh my......
Team 3
Cheryl followed Rae and created this Beauty
Team 4
well.... someone forgot, so we will fill that spot in ASAP!
Team 5
CathiO followed Steph and wow.... look at those dangles... They are actually a necklace and earings.
Don't you just love all these beauties!!!
Every single one of them has such unique and amazing elements.
I know for sure that who ever recieve one of these cards, is a very lucky duck!!!!!
Sunday, October 14, 2012


by Elaine Magliaro

Fairy floss,
pink puff of spun sugar,
cumulus confection,
sunset cloud
floating on a cardboard cone.

This week as autumn creeps upon us in some parts of the world, we are left with the sweet taste of a summer treat. Cotton Candy. Manda frames her sweet photo's with an abundance of color and texture. Love the layering and the bits of banner softening the hard lines. The title work is as whimsical as the whole design on the page. The beautiful butterflies are the perfect touch to round out the layout. We love this one Manda. Such a sweet treat in many ways!!
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Thank you so very much to all of you who hopped along with us!!!  
I also want to send a very special shout out to the Teresa Collins Camp!!  You are seriously THE BEST!  You are amazing people and I'm so happy you could hop with us.

I want to remind our winners that you have 7 days to claim your prize.  You have to email me at with your name and mailing information.

Without further adieu......

The winner of an October Kit from Swirlydoos is......
Sandi!!!  Here is what Sandi said about our hop:  "Such a beautiful inspirational hop...every creation is beautiful." Congratulations Sandi!!!!!!!!!!

 The winner of a goody bag worth $45 of Teresa Collins' product is Mari!!!  Here is what Mari had to say about our hop:  "Gorgeous work on all of their parts! I think I pinned every single thing to my Swirlydoos board! :)"  Congratulations Mari, and we love Pinterest too!!  Thanks for Pinning us. :)

One of our Secret Designers was Angelica and she was keeping the Bo Bunny Powder Mountain paper stack on her blog!  Remember, you can't even get this in stores yet.  
Her random choice for a winner was Barb.  Here is what Barb had to say about Angelica's beautiful work: "
Every page is covered in tiny details and are so so gorgeous!  I love how you make the colors pop in the first two and the last one so vintage and breathtaking!"  We completely agree with you Barb!!!  Congratulations!

Heidi was another Secret DT Blog and she was keeping Bo Bunny's Snow Day paper pack on her blog.  Her randomly chosen winner is Tammy!  Here is what Tammy had to say:  
"Oh Heidi, I love how you get such beauty out of such simplicity! your style is just amazing. thanks for continuing to inspire us each month. Just amazed by your gorgeous work!!"  

I second that!!!  Totally agree with you Tammy.  :)  Congratulations!!

Thanks again for all of your support!  To subscribe to our kits please CLICK HERE and to see what kits may still be available please CLICK HERE.  We have an incredible forum full of tutorials, challenges and a lot of laughter!  We would love to welcome you into our family. 


Who doesn't love Dusty Attic chipboard? NO ONE. It's one of the best chipboard manufacturers, ever. The designs are so intricate and perfect for the Swirlydoos style of scrapbooking. Krissy supplies us with the chipboard in kits, in the store, and also offers special orders for our subscribers a few times a year! And, in case you don't have a set of these fountains, now is your chance to get them at a discounted price today at 10% off.

Here are a couple of examples of how they can be used:
Take a look at how Paulien from the design team used the middle-sized fountain. 

And, Peggy, a talented subscriber, used the large one and some bling swirls for water! So clever! 

Thank you so much for posting your beautiful creation in our gallery, Peggy- you will receive a coupon from Krissy today to take 10% of your entire purchase from the store today! Congrats!

Be sure to post your layouts in the gallery, and you might just find one of your projects on the blog!!!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Our first Round Robin for Cards has started
and look at what the *week 1*  participants came up with
for team 1,  Peggy created this beautiful card.
For team 2  Paulien created this card
For team 3,  Rae created this awesome one.

For team 4, Lisa Duke created this gorgeous card. 
And for team 5, Steph created this beautiful card.
Is that inspiration or not?
Love how all the cards show the twists for this month, in such different ways.

Round Robin for Cards is open to anyone, so if you would like to see how it all goes,
then pop in HERE and make yourself at home.

Monday, October 8, 2012
Say Hellllllllloooooo to our October kit, Belle Chanson!

Welcome to our October kit reveal and Blog Hop.  We have some new and exciting things to unveil!!!!  *biting my nails*

Beginning this month you can check out a video "tour" of the main kit and add ons! See below for video options!

Swirlydoos is PROUD to present our October collection - Belle Chanson!

and our stunning collection of perfectly coordinated add on kits

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

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

SURPRISE!!!! 2 of 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.  We also have Teresa Collins hopping with us this month!  Toot!  Toot!!  If you get a chance, stop by and like them on Facebook

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!!

October Main Kit & Add Ons

October Project/Technique Kit

Head to our homepage for kit details and to sign up!!

Here is some information on the prizes you can win!!!

Swirlydoos - 
This gorgeous October Main Kit can be yours!!!  Experience the kit for yourself!!!

Teresa Collins -  
Head on over to their Facebook page and mention Swirlydoos!!
****$45 GOODY BAG!!!!!  Chock full of Teresa Collins products

Secret Designer #1 - 
BRAND NEW Bo Bunny Snow Day - 
Not EVEN available in stores yet!!!!

Secret Designer #2 - 
BRAND NEW Bo Bunny Powder Mountain - 
Not EVEN available in stores yet!!!!

You have until midnight, eastern time, on Wednesday, 10/10 to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on Thursday 10/11.  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 Valentine's blog.  Have fun!

Here is the order and blog addresses. 

Swirlydoos CLICK HERE
Angelica - CLICK HERE
Teresa Collins - CLICK HERE
Paulien - CLICK HERE
Back to Swirlydoos!!

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


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