Saturday, January 26, 2013

Good Saturday Morning to y'all!!!

Lynne here ~
and I am excited to share with you
what I've been makin'
my first video is on how I created the UTEE flowers.
The second video is my
Farewell Technique Tag
Hope you enjoy it!

Swirlydoos ~ Imagination  Lab Tutorial!!

As promised........
my first video will demonstrate how
I created my UTEE flowers for my "Recipe Box"

My second tutorial is my "FAREWELL TECHNIQUE TAG"
I really think you are going to like this!!

So my SWIRLY it is!!!

THANK YOU for joining me on this
it's not a parting of ways...

Friday, January 25, 2013

Woot Woot!!!!  We have some winners!!!!

Thank you to all of you and your support of our designers.  Your comments mean to much to us.

Our first winner is.......Andrea Slee!!!!  

Here is what she won:
Prize number one - **BRAND NEW** Bo Bunny "Mama-Razzi2" paper and sticker collection! This yummy piece of scrappy goodness IS NOT AVAILABLE IN STORES YET!!! But we've got it JUST FOR YOU my lovelies!

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Our second winner is.... MichelleMC!!!!

Here is what she won:  Prize number two - Bo Bunny "Love Letters" paper and sticker collectionJust in time for VALENTINE'S DAY! Because we LOVE you so much!

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OK ladies, you have 7 days to contact me at with your mailing information so we can get your prize to you!  Congratulations!!!!
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Swirlydoos is PROUD to present our January collection - Whimsy

Be sure to check out a video "tour" of the main kit, kit add ons and the technique kit below! 

***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 January Collection

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

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!!

January Main kit and Add Ons Video

Oh just LOOK at what our INCREDIBLE Swirlydoos Educators have in store for you this month! omg YAY!

Follow Lynne Forsythe as she walks you through her vision for this month's "Recipe Box Project Kit"

Follow Miranda Edney as she walks you through her vision for this month's "Recipe Box Project Kit"

Follow Rachel Moses as she walks you through her vision for this month's "Recipe Box Project 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 - 

Prize number one - **BRAND NEW** Bo Bunny "Mama-Razzi2" paper and sticker collection! This yummy piece of scrappy goodness IS NOT AVAILABLE IN STORES YET!!! But we've got it JUST FOR YOU my lovelies!

Prize number two - Bo Bunny "Love Letters" paper and sticker collection
Just in time for VALENTINE'S DAY! Because we LOVE you so much!


 BAM! Congratulations Manda Kurtz!!!! 
Woo hoo *doing the running man, and the sprinkler*

Every week we award a layout of the week.  Then the design team looks at all of the winners for that month and chooses a layout of the month.  THEN that monthly winner gets added with the other monthly winners and the design team has the very moooost difficult job of choosing a layout of the year.  I have to tell you that this was a close contest.  
Manda has been a long-time member of Swirlydoos and those that know her know she is a true Swirly Savage!  Manda has great style and creativity and all of her work has an incredible edginess to it that makes it all hers.  She is truly one of a kind and we LOVE HER!!!!!!!

(If she wants to *hint hint hint*)

Congratulations to all of our monthly winners.  We will be creating a blog post especially for your folks because we think it is important to showcase to the world how very, very talented our members are.


You have until midnight, eastern time, on Thursday 1/24 to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on Friday 1/25.  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 Miranda's Blog.  Have fun!

Here is the order and blog addresses.   

 Swirlydoos CLICK HERE

Miranda - Click Here


Rae MosesClick Here
Angelica - CLICK HERE
Paulien - 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!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Hello my lovely ladies!!!  Welcome to the first challenge in our six challenge Ultimate Design Challenge! We're so happy to  have you join us in this exciting crafty adventure! 

Your first challenge is issued by Swirlydoos Designer Vicky Alberto and the challenge is:

"To create a multi-dimensional embellishment for use on a scrapbook page, card or other altered item"

  • You must use either a die cut paper or a piece of chipboard as your base shape (does not have to be a birdcage)
  • You must turn that die cut/chipboard into a dimensional (layered) usable embellishment
  • You  must use at least TWO art mediums (gesso, gels, pastes, glazes, paints etc)
  • Your final piece must be showcased on a layout, card or other altered item
  • Post a photo of the embellishment ONLY on this thread, and upload the finished project into the Swirlydoos gallery by the deadline

This project is due by Midnight MST on Saturday, January 19th. Your completed project must be uploaded into the "Ultimate Design Challenge - WEEK 1" gallery within the Swirlydoos gallery.

Here, Vicky shows us an example of a multi-dimensional embellishment she has created. You may follow along and create something along these lines, or feel free use your own creative license to show us what amazing concepts you have hiding within your self!

Good luck pretty ladies! We cannot wait to see what you have in store for us!

****NOTE**** We STRONGLY encourage you to post your completed projects in all other major online scrapbook galleries you may be a member of. Be sure to title your project as ***Swirlydoos Kit Club, Ultimate Designer Challenge. Week __*** We will be on the lookout for these entries and will be pulling some random winners for small RAKS throughout the duration of th
Sunday, January 13, 2013

 Hey everyone!!! Its Miranda here from the education team! I've got a video tutorial for you all showing how to achieve this really cool "peeled paint" technique using vaseline! Super easy and super fun! I hope you all enjoy it :)
Sunday, January 6, 2013
What would Swirlydoos be without our wonderful subscribers?!? It's a pleasure getting to know these ladies on the forums and from the stories they tell through their layouts. Yes,we are an amazing community, but most of all, we're a family! We appreciate each and every member and they deserved to be spotlighted. With that being said, our featured member for January is.....

* Andiepants*

Here is a bit from Andie

I am a mother of 4 children, Roman 15, Colin 11, and my twins Liam and Aubrey are 8. I currently work for the federal government but I can't tell you what I do for your own safety;) I got into scrapbooking about 10 years ago now through an acquaintance's home party. Believe it or not, my husband is the one who pushed me to go!! I bet he regrets it with every gorgeous piece of pattern paper so far. Since it was a stamping company I began by making my own embellishments and pattern papers with what I had on hand. I adored the creative process immediately. I didn't know the first thing about scrapbooking or art so I looked for an online club that would teach me. I had a kit delivered to my door every month that taught me a new technique and I loved it. I grew by leaps and bounds as an artist. I had to stop in 2005 due to financial difficulties but near the end of 2010 I felt that I had become stagnant and stunted. I needed to learn new things and begin to grow again. I jumped online in search of pages and techniques and stumbled across Angelica's web page. I was blown away. Who was this goddess of scrapbook? Where did she get such gorgeous materials? I saw her link for Swirlydoos and knew immediately that a monthly kit was exactly what I needed. I thought there was no way I could do what these gals were doing and I would need to observe for a bit. I hmmm'd and hawed over it, for about 5 seconds, and in March 2011 I received my first gorgeou-licious kit! I have grown again by leaps and bounds! I have been introduced to the most inspiring artists such as Finnibair and Karola Witzak and have actually taken a class with Finn this last summer in California! I don't have a definite style. I'm constantly changing and growing. I don't particularly like "trends"...I like what I like. I begin by mimicking what I like and when I feel comfortable I just go free with it. I adore inks, sprays, stamps, and paints and tend to shy away from sticker and pre-made die cuts. One night while getting ready for bed, after a particular messy scrap session, my hubby said "What is on your elbow?" I looked down to find paint from my elbow up my tricep! Now my favorite saying is "Time to get some paint on the elbows!"
Here are a some of my favorite projects of Andie's,sure to inspire you!!
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Please come back and visit every first Sunday of the month to see who our next featured member will be.



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