Saturday, February 23, 2013
Hey lovely ladies, its Miranda here with a altered balsa box to share. There have been SO MANY times i'm in a store and i see pretty napkins and want to use them! Well , I finally did. The possibilities are endless too! For this box i just used the napkin as if it were scrapbook paper. Easy peezy. Then i added lots of the new yummy Prima / Finnabair metals! YUM! I hope you like the project and watch the video :) Hugs!


Thursday, February 21, 2013

We KNOW you love to scrapbook, BUT, do you have a gift for sharing your ideas and techniques with others? Are you a multi-talented multi-tasker who can work with lots of different art mediums? Do you love to work with the newest and best products in the scrapbooking world? How would you like to share your love of scrapbooking as a member of the Swirlydoos Kit Club Education Team?

We are currently looking for an addition or two to our extraordinary Education Team. If you think you would be the perfect fit for our family, here are the requirements:

Work with the monthly main kit and technique/project kit provided to you at no cost, and create high quality videos & photos to share with our fantastic members-
  • You will create a minimum of four technique/educational videos per month using the products supplied to you.
  • Post all creations to the gallery, the Swirlydoos YouTube channel, your blog, facebook, pinterest and any other online galleries you may be a member of.
  • Participate in all blog hops that coincide with our monthly reveal.
  • Actively participate in our very unique and active community of subscribers on the forums.

Sound fun? Please submit your application to with the following information:

  1. A short bio and why you would like to be a Swirlydoos Educator
  2. Your complete name, address and telephone number.
  3. A link to your blog
  4. A link to your videos (your YouTube or Ustream account(s) ) Please show us your best videos!
  5. A link(s) to any online galleries you may have such as or
  6. 3 of your best projects (please be sure they are recent projects)
  7. Tell us what other design or education teams that you are on.
  8. Applications MUST be received no later than March 13th, 2013

We look forward to hearing from you!!!!
Saturday, February 16, 2013
We are fast approaching the final week of our progressive Ultimate Designer Challenge.  I can not begin to tell you how amazed and practically rendered speechless (a verrrrrry difficult thing to do to a Swirly-Girl) by the projects that have been submitted so far.  

This week's challenge comes to a close tonight.  Heidi Kelley, Swirlydoos Designer Extraordinaire, was this week's hostess and I wanted to share her video tutorial that is the basis for this week's challenge.


Swirlydoos' Designers and Educators are really a notch above the rest.  Please visit our Youtube channel for more videos.  Our channel name is Swirlydooskits and you can also access our video library by clicking any of the videos along the right side bar of our blog.

In addition we have a VAST tutorials section in our forum!!!  

I hope you enjoyed Heidi's tutorial and leave her some love!!!  Thanks for stopping by today. :)

Thursday, February 14, 2013
Hey all!!!  We had a fun hop and some incredible love was spread around.  :)  Just in time for Valentine's Day.  *air kisses*  LOL

Once again our followers left lots of love and sweet compliments and we would like to announce our 3 winners.  Please remember that you have 7 days to email me at with your contact info so that we can get your prizes mailed out to you!!!

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You are the winner of Bo Bunny's Isabella paper pack!!!

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You won Kaisercrafts' Remember paper pack!!

Congratulations ladies!!!!  See you next month ;)
Monday, February 11, 2013
Swirlydoos is PROUD to present our February collection -Upon a Time

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!!

February Main kit and Add Ons Video

February Technique Kit Video

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

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 - 
Paper/sticker pack from Bo Bunny Isabella collection

Paper Pack from Kaisercraft Remember Me collection


You have until midnight, eastern time, on Wednesday 2/13 to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on Thursday, 2/14.  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 Rae's Blog.  Have fun!

Here is the order and blog addresses.   

Swirlydoos CLICK HERE
Rae MosesClick Here
Angelica - CLICK HERE
Miranda - 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!

Saturday, February 9, 2013
Hey everyone!!!! I'm here today with a super fun project, completely inspired by the amazing Finnabair. I created lots of depth and texture with a few techniques and i have a start to finish Video Here on the entire canvas. I hope you all like the canvas and video! Hugs!

Sunday, February 3, 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 February is.....

*Cheryl Merrihew*

Here is a bit from Cheryl

Hi! I’m Cheryl. I’ve been married to my high school sweetheart and best friend for 41 years. We have 3 grown children and 6 amazing grandkids! They are all fair game for my scrapbook LO’s! LOL! I started keeping scrapbooks in high school, it wasn’t until my sister introduced me to what she had done at a CM party in 1997, that I got into the really artistic part of it. We live 4 ½ hours away from the nearest scrapbook supplies, so I rely on online shopping for most of my scrappy goodies. I am a big fan of Robin Schelin’s work and noticed when she started mentioning “Swirlydoos”, so I had to check it out. I had never thought about joining a kit club, but this one just called to me. I loved the style and the kits looked amazing. It was a perfect way for me to get the latest products and join a fun community! The first two kits got away from me, but I have gotten every one since. I actually joined in July of 2009. I have grown so much as a scrapper since joining! The design team is absolutely amazing and all of the wonderful tutorials they share with us have taught me so many new techniques! I think my style is mostly Shabby Chic, but joining in the challenges helps to push me out of my comfort zone occasionally! I truly enjoy all of the Swirly savages and feel so lucky to be part of this awesome community!
Here are a some of my favorite projects of Cheryl'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.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Happy Saturday, my lovelies! Today's tutorial is a simple one, and a selfish one: I am so anxious to see what those of you lucky ladies are going to do with the project kit for January: YES, the recipe box!  So, I thought I would share what the interior of my box looks like, and hopefully make you realize how much you want to get started on YOURS! 

                                       Remember what the outside of my box looks like?

Wanna see it looks like on the inside now? Well, I can tell you that there is a mask and Silks paints involved, but if you want see it, click on this link:

Thanks for watching, and WHEN you do finish your box, be sure to not only post it to the gallery, but also here. Someone else has already posted one: our amazing Angelica, so go check it out!


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