Thursday, September 29, 2016

Oooooh look we did it again!!! 

Our September scrapbook kit has just hit the pavement, and we hope you're gonna LOVE IT!

We're proud to present:


*****See how you can win this kit below!*****

See this gorgeous collection up close & personal in our video unveiling with Kim! C'mon - she doesn't bite! (hard)

  Love it, right? Why not get one of your own? Let us 

"Inspire Your Obsession!"

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Each designer will post their complete reveal in the days immediately following our reveal. (and can be found in our FB gallery today) But for now, lemme tease you with a couple goodies from the team!

See what they did there? Magic. Well, maybe it's not "magic." Why don't you come check out our scrapbook tutorials & challenges. Most of our designers create tutorials on our forums & YouTube channel to show YOU how they work that "magic!"

Watercolor Canvas Project Kit Video

Kim, has put together another incredible video tutorial showing you how-to use our September Project kit:

Here is the canvas Kim created using the techniques she showed in the video:


  Jan has prepared an awesome step-by-step photo tutorial using the September Main Kit! You can find this tutorial (as well as other months) in the "Anatomy of a Layout" section of our forums! Follow along as she creates this beautiful page using the exact same kit you have!


We have a great lineup of video tutorials, as well as step-by-step photo tutorials for you this month!
If you haven't already, (stern look) be sure you're connected with us on all our various social media outlets so you never miss a (free) learning opportunity. 


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

This beautiful sketch is your inspiration, now get creating! Our September sketch challenge runs until October 31st, and is open to EVERYONE! 

Upload your layout into the "Sketch" section of the Swirlydoos Facebook Gallery and you will be entered to win a fantastic prize from Swirlydoos! 
Check the sketch challenge thread in our forums to see how others were inspired by this same sketch.


This month we decided to change things up a bit, see if you're still paying attention ;-) You're still going to get to see what our FABULOUS designers have in store for you, but you're also going to get the chance to win THIS MONTH'S KIT!
*gasp... yes!*

(Don't worry subscribers!! We gotcha covered! If a current subscriber wins the contest, we will substitute this prize for your choice of either a CS, FLW, PP, MED, or DIE add on next month!) **limited to availability**


This promotion will run until midnight, eastern time, October 3rd . Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Facebook Page and on our Blog.  Here's all you have to do...

1. Like/Follow our Facebook page, and SHARE THE CONTEST POST! (must like/share to be entered at all) = 1 entry
2. Tag your scrappy friends in the contest post = 1 additional entry
3. Make any purchase in the swirlydoos store = 5 additional entries

4. Become a monthly subscriber = 10 additional entries

5. Refer a friend during the contest = 10 additional entries (if they subscribe).


And finally, remember... WE'RE HAVING A HUGE SALE!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Hi All,

Our challenges are still going strong this month!

We have had some beautiful creations, including this one from Ann, entered into the ALL THAT FLUTTERS CHALLENGE. This challenge ends on the 31st, so not that long now to add your layout to the FACEBOOK GALLERY and the ATF thread on the FORUM.

We have all had great fun creating ATC's this month for the ROUND ROBIN CHALLENGE (RR).

We moved on from the theme 'Holidays' to 'Eclectic' this week.

Here is a 'Holiday' themed ATC from Cheryl.

Here is Steph's 'Eclectic' ATC.

The SKETCH CHALLENGE  runs until the 31st September. We have had another fantastic entry, this time from Cheryl.

Please do come and join us in the forums and visit the CHALLENGES THREAD whether your a new Swirlydoos member or you've been with us for while, we would love to see you and your creations!

Hope you are feeling inspired!

Happy Scrapping


Sunday, September 25, 2016
Hi everyone

The Layout of the Week this week goes to Kathi.
I loved this gorgeous blue layout as soon as I saw it, the all the amazing banners, the perfect background stencilling, the shells and netting, it's all so pretty.

Congrats Kathi

Saturday, September 24, 2016
Hello, Swirly Savages! It's tutorial Saturday and I will be sharing some techniques I learned using the August technique add on. The VerDAY paints by Ten Second Studio are now my favorite! The iron is my favorite. What is yours?

So, I used the VerDAY paints on the BoBunny chippy butterflies, the tags included in the add-on, the Prima gold trim, some metal trim from a past kit and even the background paper on one layout. You get the idea? You can use this stuff on a variety of things.

Here is the layout featuring the tags in the add-on and the VerDAY on the background paper.

This is the mini canvas I will be sharing with you on the video tutorial.

And, here's another layout featuring the BoBunny chippy butterflies and some of the metal trim from a past Swirlydoos kit.

Check out the video and see how I created the mini canvas as well as the alterations on the butterflies and tags.

These are Design Team projects I created for Swirlydoos Scrapbook Kit Club. 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 (Jan) 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!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Hi Swirly Ladies!

Another week has gone by, so lets see what's been happening this week!

The Tranquillity Sketch challenge is still running until the September 31st, so there is still time to get YOUR layout in for this!

Here is a beautiful entry by Hanne using the Tranquillity kit. Remember you don't have to use a Swirlydoos kit to enter this challenge although we do love seeing them!

This beautiful layout has by Ann has been entered in the All That Flutters Challenge.
This challenge is also open until the 31st September.
This challenge is so EASY to enter, any project using the Tranquillity kit and pop on something that 'flutters'!

The other challenge running this month is the fun RR (Round Robin) challenge.

Last week if you remember we were doing ATC's with a SteamPunk theme. We had some fantastic entries including this one from Peggy

This weeks theme, deadline is 24th September , is Seasonal/Holiday.

Here are a couple of ATC's that Stephanie has done for this theme.

If you would like to join in with our challenges we would love to see you!
Pop over to the Forums and say hello!

Happy Scrapping!

Sunday, September 18, 2016
Hi Swirly fans, it's Sunday and that means it's time for another Layout of the Week

This week the Layout of the Week goes to Ann.
This is Ann's layout for our monthly All the Flutters Challenge using the August Tranqility kit.
I just love the punched edges, the distressed gate and all the gorgeous butterflies on this layout, everything goes perfectly with this adorable photo.

Congratulations Ann :)

Saturday, September 17, 2016
Hello, Swirly scrappers!

Today I will be sharing a layout made with the scraps of the August kit. Literally, I just used the paper scraps on my desk to make the background-no cutting. I dare you to try it!

So, here's the layout. I shared it during my August kit reveal but had some technical difficulties with the video itself. I am sorry for annoying you with the malfunction.

Here's a few close-ups.

And, here's the video tutorial. I would love to see you try this!

This is a Design Team project I created for Swirlydoos Scrapbook Kit Club. 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 (Jan) 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!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Hi Swirly ladies!

We are having a lot of fun with the RR (Round Robin) challenge this month! We have all gone into overdrive creating ATC's! ( Artist Trading Cards)

This month for a change we are not working in teams but as individuals and creating a weekly ATC in a set theme. The first week we had 'Vintage'. Here are a couple to show you!

This beauty was created by DT member Jan.

and this one was created by Barbara.

This weeks theme is 'SteamPunk'. We have a few early entries coming in, due date is the 17th.
Pop over to the forum to see the other entries and to add yours!

This wonderful one has been made by Peggy

The Tranquillity Sketch challenge is open until the end of the month.

Here is a reminder of the sketch

Here is a beautiful entry by Peggy

You have until September 31st to enter this challenge.
And remember the winner could win a fantastic Prize Pack from Swirlydoos!

And come and join in with the All That Flutters Challenge!

For this challenge create a project, layout, OTP/altered item, tag, card etc with the Tranquillity kit and include any 'fluttering' item from the kit or stash to qualify it for this challenge.

Here is a layout from DT Member Kim for your inspiration. She used the Die of the Month in the background and one of the BoBunny chippie butterflies from the kit too.

To view the challenge and/or add your layout to the challenge visit the forum here

and  add your entry to the Tranquillity ATF album in the Swirlydoos Facebook page

Please come over to the forums and say hello!
We would love to see some new faces and see what our members are doing with the gorgeous kits we receive each month!

Happy Crafting!

Sunday, September 11, 2016
Hi Everyone!

This week the layout of the Week is not a layout but instead an ATC. Everyone's gone ATC crazy this week and there were so many amazing ones to chose from.

But this week the LOTW goes to Cheryl!!

I love this gorgeous vintage ATC, with just the right amount of embellishing, and a stunning vintage photo. Congrats Cheryl!!!

Saturday, September 10, 2016
Happy Saturday everyone!!
Today I have a new video tutorial to share made with the August kit 'Tranquility'. 

Please enjoy :)

HERE is my video

 And my close ups

Materials used:
Swirlydoos August Main Kit
Swirlydoos August Flower add on kit
Swirlydoos August Embellishment kit

As always, 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 (Bec Genet) 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!


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