Saturday, March 30, 2013
These lovely Embellished Easter eggs will last a lifetime (as long as you don't break it!!!)


I can't seem to make this image any larger. You can right click to save to your computer if you'd like. The instructions under the last photo read, "Put your mouth to the small hole to create a seal, and blow the insides [of the egg] out through the larger hole, then EMBELLISH!!!

These eggs can be painted, inked, stained or dyed. You can use rubons, bling or a whole host of other scrappy goodies on your egg. We would love to see what you come up with, please share with us on our blog, facebook, or forums!

Happy Saturday to you all!  I 'd like to share a tutorial on how to create a faux patina finish on your chipboard using Distress Stains and other media. Here's a picture that I took of some pieces I did, but really, a picture cannot capture the exact look!

So, sit back for a few minutes, watch THE VIDEO, and see how you can get this look for YOUR chipboard!

Thursday, March 28, 2013
Please join us in welcoming our newest Education Team member:

Ms. Adriana "Andie" Templeton!!!!!

We are thrilled to have Andie joining us starting in May, and know you will be too! 

Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Good day everyone.
It's Paulien here, and today I have the privelege to share,
the 3rd week Round Robin for Cards entries, with you all.
Again, these ladies blow me away with their amazing talent.
see for yourself....
For team 1 - Peggy
and the inside:
For team 2 - Barbara (aka Scrap2day)
and her peek-a-boo twist
For team 3 - Lynngood
For team 4 - Katharina (aka Alpinechild)
 and her peek-a-boo
For team 5 - Miranda
and lastly for team 6 - Lisa Duke
I didn't exaggerated, did I?!
These are all Beautiful and the twists,
using metal foil tape - using a frame and create a peek-a-boo,
were all tackled in a very creative way.
Linda SS will host our April Round Robin for Cards.
So if you would like to play along....
please visit the link above and post your name in the thread.
You can even post which week would be best for you.
The Round Robin for Cards is open to anyone.
You don't need to use Swirlydoos kits to play along.

Saturday, March 23, 2013
Hey swirly gals :) I'm here today to share with you a layout I created based on the sketch this month. I had a lot of fun  making it, and of course I have a start to finish video for you!


Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Good day everyone!
Another round, of our Round Robin for Cards challenge,
has been completed. And I'm excited to show them of, here on the blog today.
There is so many crazy talent under our participants. So let me stop rambling,
and you can take a look at them, yourself!
For team 1 - week 2 - Maria
For team 2 - week 2 - Lisa V
For team 3 - week 2 - Erin
For team 4 - week 2 - Rae
For team 5 - week 2 - Barbara
For team 6 - week 2 - Linda P
Don't you just love these?
Well, I know, for sure, that if I ever feel like, I lost my inspiration....
All I have to do is visit the Swirlydoos Gallery and wow.....
AMAZING projects can be found there.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Happy Saturday to everyone! Today I am sharing a video I made creating a layout using the fabulous Vintage Chic kit. 

(Note: some embellishments are not from the kit: the cameo is from Michaels, the resin cross is from the February kit, and the chipboard is from a past kit from long ago. They just went so well with the layout, I HAD to use them!)

Here is a link to the video: ANATOMY VIDEO
 (YouTube is lagging a bit this morning, so it may not be "viewable" for a little while soon.)
Enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, March 14, 2013
Woo Hoo *doing the running man*  We had another tremendous blog hop thanks to all of you die hard Swirly Blog Hoppers!!!  Luv ya *mwah*

Seriously, we adore our hoppers and very much appreciate your comments and the time you take to go through the hop.

BLAH BLAH BLAH!!  LOL  You only wanna see who won.  Me too!!!

Winner of Swirlydoos October Main Kit is........Rusticdiva!

Winner of Kaiercraft's Flora Delight paper pack is Sandi!!!

Winner of Kaisercraft's Lulu & Roy paper pack is Sherri!!!

Okay winners, you have 7 days to contact me to claim your prize!!!  Email me at

Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Hello everyone,
Today I'm going to share, some amazing cards with you,
Made by our members who participate in the Round Robin for Cards.
We have just started this month's RR and oh boy......
first up for team 1 is Manda
for team 2, LindaSS
for team 3, Jennie A
for team 4, Patty
for team 5, Gail
for team 6, Steph D
Aren't these Beautiful?!!!
The twists they were given to work with were:
#1. Create a, Peek -a - BOO/ Slide Out, element on your card.
#2. Use some sort of frame. (handcut - diecut - crafter's clay - resin - stamped)
#3. Everyone loved Miranda's Metal foil tape tutorial for the UDC, so I thought it would be nice to use that technique.
Well, as you can see, they all did a GREAT job on the twists.
Would you like to learn more, how things work with our Round Robin for Cards?
Feel free to click the link below, and see for yourself how much fun it is.
Monday, March 11, 2013
Swirlydoos is PROUD to present our March collection
Vintage Chic

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 March 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!!

March Main kit and Add Ons Video

March 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 - 
Our October Main Kit

Paper Pack from Kaisercraft's  New Paper Collection Lulu & Roy 

Paper Pack from Kaisercraft's New Paper Collection Flora Delight

We also have a DT call for Educators!!  As you know we have a kick-butt Education team and we are looking to add to our family.  If you love to create tutorials and share your love of the craft with others, we would love to have you on our team.  The deadline is looming!!!  Please click on THIS LINK to learn more!!


You have until midnight, eastern time, on Wednesday 3/13 to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on Thursday, 3/14.  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 HereManda - CLICK 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!

Friday, March 8, 2013
Hey everyone , its Miranda here with a tutorial. I had a lot of requests to show how i did the cover of my mini album from the technique kit. So i show you how in this video, except i do it on a canvas of course :) Using tid bits from previous kits, and the new Prima Fairy Rhymes papers. Hope you like it! hugs!



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