Friday, April 22, 2016

Welcome to:
Swirlydoos Kit Club 
April Scrapbook Kit Reveal ! 

This month we are doing a Social Media reveal. Please join us here on the Blog (for kit reveal video and tech kit video) and our Swirlydoos Facebook page. Make sure you like, follow and share the post for a chance to win a prize! 
Also, make sure you have LIKED & FOLLOWED on Snapguide, Pinterest, and You-Tube, there are hundreds of free tips, tricks and tutorials posted.

Swirlydoos is proud to bring you our beautiful April collection:

Purple Haze

Main kit featuring Blue Fern Studios Courtship Lane Papers.

  Here is a video tour of the April kit:

Are you a subscriber? If so, your kit is on it's way if you don't already have it! If not, check out the Swirlydoos store to see if there are any March kits in the store!

Has it sold out? - become a subscriber and not only will you never miss a kit again, but you'll also pay less for your monthly scrapbook kits!
*Mention this blog hop and save 10% on your first kit*

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Join our Facebook online gallery for amazing inspiration from both subscribers and designers using all of our monthly kits! 

Kim has a video showing you how to use the technique add on kit:
Here is the video:

Angelica has prepared an awesome tutorial that you can find in the "Anatomy of a Layout" section of our forums on how you can create this page:

You can also see her step by step on Snapguide. Swirlydoos is now on Snapguide. Don't forget to follow us and you will get a notification every time we publish a new tutorial.


April sketch, created by our amazing sketch artist, Beggahuna! 

This beautiful sketch is your inspiration, now get creating! Our April sketch challenge runs until May 15th, and is open to EVERYONE! 

Upload your layout into the "Sketch" section of the Swirlydoos Facebook Gallery and you will be entered to win this fantastic prize from Swirlydoos! 

Check the sketch challenge thread in our forums to see what the designers and other members have created using this sketch for inspiration!

And, now for the prizes to be won during the Swirlydoos April scrapbook kit reveal !!!!!

Swirlydoos is proudly offering up the following Social Media Reveal prize. This gorgeous paper pack is from Kaisercraft:

This promotion will run until midnight, eastern time, April 27th. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Facebook Page and Blog on 04/29.  In order to qualify to win here is what you need to do:

1: Like and follow (make sure you turn on notifications) our Facebook page. Leave a comment let us know you have liked the pages This way we know you were there. 

2: Before you "tag" a friend, so they can see all the wonderful projects created with this kit and earn a chance to win a prize as well. 

3: Finally, share our Facebook post on your wall.

We have a great Guest Designer for April. I want to introduce her and let her tell you a little about herself. We are so excited to have her designing for us this month. 

Swirlydoos would like to welcome our very own Swirly Sister Peggy Giovanetti as our April Guest Designer. Please give her a warm welcome.

Here is a little bit about me:

1.  Tell us a little about yourself. I'm a 69 year old lady living in Central New Jersey, the mother of three grown sons and the grandmother of three, who you've met through a lot of my layouts: Sophia, who is going on 7 and the 2-1/2 year-old twins, Vincent and Nicholas.

2.  When did you start scrapping? Why? I started scrapping in 2008, as a way to fill my free time. One of my sisters makes beautiful theme albums and I thought I'd give it a try. Long story short, I was obsessed with a line of paper that I saw advertised in one of the print scrapbook magazines and that I couldn't find locally. An online search led me to SBC and THAT led me to an entire new way of scrapping, using design, mediums, embellishments and (most importantly to me) my imagination!

3.  When did you join Swirlydoos? I'm actually one of the Charter Members; I signed up for the first kit - Divine Decadence - in February, 2009 and have been a member ever since!!!

4.  What's you favorite thing about Swirlydoos kit/forum? Well, that's a tough one, because there's more than one answer. As I mentioned, I love being able to use my imagination and Krissy's combinations of papers and embellishments and mediums and doo-dads are guaranteed to get the creative juices flowing! And then there are the forums, made up of a group of incredibly caring and supportive women who love to share their knowledge.

5.  Tell us about how your kit process? How do you get started using your kit? Well, the first thing I do is open the paper, examining both sides from every possible angle, taking in the colors and the designs. Next, I go through the embellishments, again examining them and putting them side by side. I very rarely have anything ready to scrap each month (unless I've arranged for Krissy to hold my kit until we meet up at a Swirly Camp in Colorado). I spend the evening and the next morning thinking about the photos that I have, selecting the ones that will be "perfect". By the way, by "perfect", I'm not necessarily talking about colors; it's more about the mood of the images and the papers, if that makes sense.

6.  How would you define your scrappy style? Well, I guess "Shabby Chic" is the box that I'd usually check, but I'm really all over the place, trying to experiment with styles and mediums. I will say that I'm more of a minimalist in some ways: As much as I love (and try to emulate) the layouts with lots of detail, I usually end up with a "less is more" look to my work.

7. We hear you are a fast scrapper, tell us about your scrappy process. Fast? Well, once I get started… I always have a design in my head before I begin, with the photo and papers already chosen. I take out the embellishments that I think I may use and start playing around with them until I'm satisfied. Next, come the mixed media and the stencils and stamps - just enough to give my background a little "something", followed by a hunt through my dies and punches for a bit more inspiration. I then start assembling my layout, trying out different ways to mat my photo and at that point, I decide how much distressing I want to do. Lastly, comes the fun part: flowers and metals and trims, oh my!!!!

Anything you would like to share? Swirlydoos is like a family to me, full of incredible women, so many of whom I'm happy and proud to call "friend". Through the sharing and encouragement of you all, I've discovered an unknown creative streak which has given me a pleasure second only to the moments that I can share with my fellow Swirly Savages…

Thanks for joining us for our April kit reveal. If you’re ready to start getting perfectly coordinated, top of the line scrapbook kits delivered to your door, please visit us at Mention my name (Kim) when you subscribe and you’ll receive 10% off your first kit, AND a coupon good for 30% off your entire purchase in the store!


Merrihew said...

Awesome! So excited to see Peggy is the guest designer! Can't wait to see you beautiful creations, Peggy!

Unknown said...

Yay, Peggy! Now everyone is gonna know why I thought you were so ornery on the Announcement thread!

Unknown said...

On another note; Purple Haze. It's reminding me of Purple Rain & Prince.

Linda Pekrul said...

Yay! Congrats Peggy! Your work is incredible! Looking forward to seeing what you did with this kit!

cghundley said...

Welcome to Peggy.
Looking forward to
seeing your creations.
Carla from Utah y

Karenladd said...

I can't wait to see the gorgeous layouts by your DT....and am happy to learn more about Peggy! Liked and shared on FB and subscribed to Youtube and Pinterest too.

Unknown said...

WTG Peggy! Can't wait to see what you have created with the kit!
Jan, I had thought the same with the 'purple' thing and Prince!

Peggy Giovanetti said...

Thanks so very much all!!!
I just hope that you all will think that I've done this remarkable kit justice when I post my projects on Friday.


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