Tuesday, April 30, 2013
As I was looking through all the gorgeous layouts from the past week, there were quite a few that caught my eye! I had it narrowed down to 3, but this one just had to be the winner in my eyes! I mean the fairy right! How could I not pick this one! So clever , so BEAUTIUFL! Everything just blends seamlessly together and has a magical feel to it! I simply adore the colors! Barbara you did an amazing job on this unique beauty! congratulations!

Good day everyone.
Today I'm going to share, some of the last Round Robin for Cards of the month April.
So let's get on it right away.
Kisha made this gorgeous card.
 Love the lace against the burlap.

Lynn came up with this beautiful black and whitecard with a little touch of blue.
 And oh my, that handmade flower looks gorgeous!
Rae created this awesome looking card.
I love the metals against those lucious flowers.
 Steph made this beautiful card.
Love the opposites of dark and light and the gears against the rose.
And last but not least, Gail came up with this beauty!
Look at that amazing butterfly.
You ladies all did an amazing job, on these fun but challenging twists!
Would you love to join in on a Round Robin for Cards???
Then click the link below and sign up!
Rae is going to be our lovely hostess for the month of May,
and I think that she have some awesome twists for us in store.
Don't forget to check back in here on NSD.
We have some lovely challenges for you.
Saturday, April 27, 2013

Happy Saturday to you! By now, you subscribers have the "Hello Beautiful" kit in your hands, and are no doubt working with it this weekend, right? Well, I've been "petting" what I have left of the kit all week, and turned out another layout last night, and so I thought I would tape the process and share it with you today.

Here's how it turned out:

And, if you'd like to see how I made it, check out the video:

Have a wonderful Saturday!!!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Today I have the pleasure, to share with you,
the second round of our Round Robin for Cards entries.
Here they are:
Cheryl brings you this Beautiful Birthday card.
Barbara created this Gorgeous card.
Jennie made this beautiful elegant card.
Peggy came up with this beauty!
And last but not least is this beautiful, full of detail card by Erin.
All I can say is.......Wow... these girls can craft!
All of these cards, shows how much these girls love to craft.
I would like to point out, that the Round Robin for Cards
Is open to anyone. You don't need to be a subscriber to play along.
So... Visit the thread, say Hi and try it out.
You are more than welcome!!!!!!

Sunday, April 21, 2013
Hello Swirly gals, its time for our LOTW! The layout featured today is seriously swoon worthy!
This layout had the WOW factor to me! So unique in the placement of everything, and just the colors , the picture, the flowers..... YUM! Kathi this is one of my all time fave layouts, and I am so tempted to lift it lol! Amazing work , as always :)
Congratulations Kathi!

Saturday, April 20, 2013
Hey ladies, i'm here today with a tutorial showing you how to make your own texture paste, also using it on a cute little plaque i had in my stash with odds and ends from past kits. I hope you will check out the video tutorial. Hugs!

Friday, April 19, 2013
If you are here for the blog hop, scroll down
So its time to honor another one of our amazing subbies at Swirlydoos!!! And for me , as soon as I saw this layout, i knew it was a winner! This was for part of our Trash To Treasure challenge the lovely Heidi is hosting at Swirlydoos. The story that goes along with this layout and picture is so touching! And well, just look at it! total mixed media grunge, with her own twists! just yummy!
Congratulations Erin, this is a stunner!

Thursday, April 18, 2013
Hey Swirly gals! Miranda here with a tutorial on this little tray. We received these in our kits, the Prima wooden pieces were in it, and i just had to alter it! And the gate chipboard pieces from the tech kit immediately came to mind. I hope you like it and will check out the video tutorial to make your own :)


Happy Thursday everyone!!!  Thank you so much to those of you that hopped and left such sweet messages to all of our designers.  You have no idea how much it means to all of us.  Thank you from the bottom of our Swirly hearts!   

Before we announce our winners I wanted to share with you our March Layout of the Month!!!  Every week one of our designers chooses a Layout of the Week.  Those weekly layouts are then voted on for Layout of the Month.  The monthly layouts are then entered into a chance to win the Layout of the Year!!  woo hoo!!!! 

Our March Layout of the Month is by Barbara Pollack!!!  Congratulations Barbara!!!

Soooooo, this month's lucky hoppers are *drum roll*

Buffy Esser

Buffy won the Prairie Chic paper pack from Bo Bunny!!!!

Betty won the chipboard pack from Blue Fern Studios!!!

Regina Hamilton
Regina won the prize pack from Donna Salazar!!!!

Ladies, you have 7 days to contact me at Lisa@swirlydoos.com to claim your prizes.  Make sure to provide me with your full name and mailing address.  Thank you so much for your support!!!!
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Hello Everyone.
I hope you enjoyed the Blog Hop as much as I did.
So many Gorgeous projects along the way to see, and lots of techniques and video's being shared.
If you haven't "hopped" yet....  All I can say is 
You might want to consider to do so!
has started and we got some amazing twists from our
lovely hostess Linda!!!
Twist 1: Yin Yang or Opposite
Twist 2: Use some kind of letters on your card.
Twist 3: Dig into your older Swirlydoos kits or use scraps for you card.
How cool are those twists?!!!
And here are the first week Cards.
For team 1 - Andie
For team 2 - Erica
For team 3 - Manda
For team 4 - Paulien 
For team 5 - Lisa Duke
and for team 6 - Patty
Aren't these wonderful?!!! I love how everyones card came out.
Maybe you would like to participate in next month's RR for Cards....
Feel free to peek in the forum and see for yourself how much fun it is.

Monday, April 15, 2013
Swirlydoos is PROUD to present our April collection
Hello Beautiful!

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!!

April Main kit and Add Ons Video

April 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!!

Mention "Blog Hop" when you subscribe to get this discount!

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

Swirlydoos Sponsored Prize - Bo Bunny Prairie Chic paper pack 

Blue Fern Studios FABULOUS chipboard prize pack!

Donna Salazar


You have until midnight, eastern time, on Wednesday 4/17 to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on Thursday, 4/18.  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
Donna Salazar - CLICK HERE

Angelica - CLICK HERE
Rae Moses
Click HereBlue Fern Studios - 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, April 13, 2013

Happy Saturday to you all! Do you do any journaling on your layouts? It doesn't seem to be a very popular trend right now, but you can still incorporate it using hidden journaling so it doesn't get in the way of your page design. Today, I have a quick video to show you how to incorporate hidden journaling on your layouts, so check it out: VIDEO

Be sure to join our conversation about hidden journaling on our FORUMS, and let us know what you think, or share your journaling ideas!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Unless you have been living under a rock, surely you have heard of the fabulous chipboard from Blue Fern Studios, and no doubt seen these exquisite pieces appearing on scrappy projects!  We are so pleased to announce that we are partnering with Blue Fern Studios to bring you a contest so you can show us what YOU can do with these amazing embellishments. For a chance to win this jam-packed prize pack (worth more than $50!),

Here's what you have to do:
1. Create ONE layout, card, or off-the-page project using one or more gorgeous pieces of Blue Fern Studios chipboard. (One entry per person.)
2. Please don't use any other brand of chipboard on your project.
3. Upload your entry to the Swirlydoos gallery by April 30th. (You can also upload your project to the BFS gallery HERE, which is not required.)
4. Anyone can enter, as long as you have BFS chipboard! (Subscribers should have at least one piece arriving on their doorsteps any day now!!!!)
5. The winner will be chosen based on creativity and design, so show us your best work! :)

The contest ends on April 30th. Good luck!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Each week here at Swirlydoos we like to honor one of our oh so talented subscribers and their incredible talent! This past week the layout the most caught my eye was the beauty you see below.
This has all of the elements I have come to love in layouts! Layers, Clusters, Fussy cutting, and grunge! And I absolutely adore the way the crown rests at the top of the photo

Patty did a wonderful job, congrats sweetheart! Way to rock the Vintage Chic kit!!!!!!!


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