Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Swirlydoos Second Reveal

Hi Everyone! I want to share my layouts for Swirlydoos second October Reveal. The October kit is loaded with beautiful roducts but we'll start with the papers first.  Prima and Blue Fern Studios!  Love them both!  Lots of Prima flowers and gorgeous embellishments to coordinate with them all!

The colors in this kit have such variety.  I'm also going to share my first reveal just so you have something to comapre.

If you have thought about subscribing to a kit club you should seriously consider Swirlydoos.  The kits are always loaded with the highest quality products.

While you're checking out Swirlydoos don't forget to check out the challenges!  They are a lot of fun and lots of the members play along! We also have a facebook Gallery where you can share your layouts and join in some chatting with all the members!  Prepare to be inspired!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!!


Saturday, October 25, 2014

Pawprints on my Heart

Hi Everyone!  I truly do have Pawprints on my Heart...I have 3 Labrador puppies all under 2 years old. The Trifecta of Labs, one Chocolate, one Yellow and one Black.  They are so fun and I can't imagine my life without them.  When I saw the lazer cut title in Gina's store I knew it would be perfect for a layout of my littlest and newest addition a Black Lab named Rider.
To cover the chipboard pieces I simply sprayed them with black spray and then I stickled over them to outline the words and heart.
 I did the same technique here for the scroll border.
Be sure to stop by Gina's store she has some really great products that will be perfect for so many of your projects. 

 And as always thanks for stopping by my blog today!!


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Just for fun

Hi Everyone!  Just a quick post to share some fun projects tonight.  One is actually a project I did for Gina's Designs and I shared that one just last Saturday.  But I'm going to share it again.  All these projects were made with DCWV paper Stacks.  I combined two different stacks because they went so well together so I mixed them up!  I used the Coral Couture Stack and the Butterfly Garden Stack.  Both gorgeous paper collections!

I hope you like my projects and as always thanks for stopping by my blog today!!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Swirlydoos Pinterest Party

Have you heard??

Swirlydoos is having a Pinterest Party! 

 Gather your scrap supplies and let's get creative!! We're going to bring some 

beautiful Pinterest projects  to life!!  Invite your friends because this is going to be fun!  

If you want to try something fun but need some inspiration, play along with the Swirlydoos Pinterest Party Challenge!  Were making a huge mess, digging into our stash and having way too much fun!  Who knows there may be a prize to go along with all that fun!! Swirlydoos is providing the Pin Palette and the prize all you have to do is play along!  

You do not have to be a subscriber to play along we want anyone and everyone to play!!

Here's how it works:

Create a project from the photo here.You can choose anything that inspires you from this photo, colors, texture, flowers....anything goes!! For those of you who have never played along with a challenge like this it's can create a project simply using the colors such as pink yellow and blue or you can use a piece of patterned paper with a wood background.  You could simply add pink blue or yellow roses to your project.  It doesn't have to be a scrapbook page, if you want to create an altered project or card you can.

When you're done creating your project, head on over to the Swirlydoos gallery on Facebook and upload it to the October Pinterest Party photo album. A random winner will be chosen from the submissions.  Have fun!  

Here is the link to our Facebook Gallery

This Challenge ends on Oct. 31, 2014.

Here's what you could win!!

Here's a couple of cards I created for this fun Challenge.  I used the October Swirlydoos Kit Vintage Love but you can use whatever you have in your stash!  I chose to use simply the colors blue and pink for these cards.

 You do not have to be a subscriber for this challenge and you don't have to use the kit. You can use your stash for this! Anyone can play!!

Thanks for playing long!  We can't wait to see what you create!!

Thanks for stopping the Swirlydoos Blog today!!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Ginas Designs ona Burlap Canvas

Hi everyone!  I want to share a Burlap Canvas I recently made using Gina’s Designs Lazer Cuts.  I’m not going to go into how I created the background because it would take too long but I’ll share the techniques I used for the chipboard pieces. (The dragonflies are die cuts I cut from Kraft paper )

For the Fountain I painted it with black Gesso and  then with a stencil and modeling paste I added the texture to the front of the fountain.  I repainted with black gesso and then rubbed with Turquoise and Copper Inka Gold Rubs. The Fountain itself is 10" tall so that gives you an idea on how big the canvas itself is.

The Cattails and Grasses and Foliage I simply gessoed and inked over them with distress ink in Vintage Photo and then added my rubs again in several different colors.
Thanks for stopping by my blog today!! 

Monday, October 13, 2014

Swirlydoos Kit Club October Reveal

Hello Everyone!  It's time for Swirlydoos October Reveal!

Welcome to:
October Scrapbook Kit Reveal!
We are not having a blog hop this month, but there will still be ways to win some prizes and, of course, beautiful projects to see from our talented design team!  Go to the Swirlydoos blog to find out how you can win some fabulous prizes just by being a part of our NEW Facebook gallery! Make sure you have LIKED & FOLLOWED Swirlydoos on Facebook!!!

Swirlydoos is proud to bring you our beautiful October collection:

Treasured Yesterdays

And check out these coordinating add ons that perfectly compliment our October scrapbook kit!

Are you a subscriber? If so, your kit is on it's way! If not, check out the Swirlydoos store to see if there are any September kits or add ons 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*

 Never miss one of our kits again!

We have some absolutely beautiful scrapbook projects for you to see today !!  

Be sure to check out projects from the rest of the design team here:

Linda (Guest Designer!)

Thanks for stopping by my blog today and be sure to visit the rest of the design team blogs for more inspiration!


Altered Pumpkin

Hi everyone! Today I'm sharing a project just in time for Fall decorating.  This project is pretty simple and actually I took it few steps further than you really have to.  You don't really have to add the base to this but I wanted to add more leaves.
  I started of with a bare paper mache' pumpkin.  To get this Aged Metal look I used HVAC tape...the kind you buy in the hardware stores.  It has and adhesive backing so it's easy to apply.  I ran strips of the HVAC tape through the Cut n Boss using the Design Grids embossing folder. I adhere the tape in small pieces so it would go around the round edges of the pumpkin. After the pumpkin was covered I applied black acrylic paint to the tape and then wiped it off as I went along. This gives it that aged look you see here.

I embellished the pumpkin with  silk leaves, flowers, burlap ribbon and twine to finish it off.

Hope you enjoyed this project today and I hope you will give this aged metal technique a try.

Products I used:
Cut N Boss
Design Grids Embossing Folder
Black Acrylic Paint

Additional Items used:
Paper Mache Pumpkin
Silk Leaves
Tattered Angels Sprays in Various colors
Diamond Glaze
Diamond Dust
Burlap Ribbon
Miscellaneous Flowers

Thanks for stopping by today!


Here's a short video on how to Emboss HVAC tape.