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 simple...you 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!) http://blueskyscrapping.blogspot.com/

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.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Swirlydoos Kit Club

“Swirlydoos Scrapbook Kit Club has been sending out elegant, top of the line, perfectly coordinated scrapbook kits to scrapbookers all over the world since 2009! Since most of our local scrap stores have been forced to close up shop, finding a trusted place to purchase supplies (without paying a ton in shipping) has gotten more and more difficult each year. You can actually save time and money by joining a monthly scrapbook kit club, and having a luscious box of already coordinated scrappy goodness delivered right to your door. With Swirlydoos Kit Club you can be confident that you’re getting great value for your money on brand new, quality scrapbook supplies! Swirlydoos even offers free shipping on all store orders when they ship to a subscriber with their monthly kit! Swirlydoos offers monthly challenges in our forums, an incredibly inspirational design team, challenges, high-end scrapbook retreats, manufacturer sponsored contests, a fantastic online community, hundreds of FREE paper crafting video and photo tutorials and of course, superior customer service!

Please come and check us out at CLICK HERE, visit our scrapbook store at CLICK HERE, and If you’re ready to start getting perfectly coordinated, top of the line scrapbook kits delivered to your door, please visit us at CLICK HERE. Be sure to mention my name (your name) when you subscribe and you’ll receive 10% off your first kit, AND a coupon good for 30% off your entire purchase in the Swirlydoos.com store!”

Gina's Designs Teams it up with Craftsupplies1

Hi Everyone! Today I want to share a project that I have been wanting to do for a long time. When I saw this Large Spool in Gina's Store I had to have it!  What made this project even more fun was that I got to add some beautiful flowers, metal keys and pearls from Craftsupplies1 to it! 

 When I went to Chicago a couple of years ago I searched several flea markets and antique stores looking for spools. They were so hard to find and when I ran across this one in Gina's Store I fell in love! 

 Here's how I altered it.  First I covered everything with patterned paper.  From the same paper collection I fussy cut several large flowers to fill in the bare areas.  I die cute 5 flowers from the Tattered Rose die and added some seed beads to the centers.  I adhered them to the spool and then filled in with the fussy cut flowers and the vintage roses from Craftsupplies1.
Here's a close up of the metal keys and the dried roses that I added to finish off my spool.
 I adhered the tag to the top of the Spool and then adhered one of these cute little metal keys to the tag.
 On the top and bottom of the spool I adhered the string pearls  around the edges.
 On the top of the spool I added a handmade flower along with the vintage roses and a bow I made with the stringed pearls.
I hope you'll give this pretty project a try!  We'd love to see what you create!  Here are some links to Craftsupplies1 and to Gina's Store.  There is so many great products in both stores so be sure to check them out.  
Zibbet: http://www.zibbet.com/Craftsupplies1
Thanks for stopping by Gina's Blog today!!

Monday, October 6, 2014

24 Hr Craft Day on HSN

24 Hour Craft Day on HSN & Instagram GIVEAWAY Winner!

24 Hour Craft Day on HSN &
Instagram GIVEAWAY Winner!

We are so excited for HSN's 24 hour craft day! To celebrate our upcoming HSN event, we decided to do a little Instagram giveaway! This is the first time we give something away on Instagram as it is a relatively new page for us, but we wanted to thank all of our followers and show them appreciation! This is the first of many exciting GIVEAWAYS!

Be sure to find us on instagram! 


And are YOU excited to see the eBrush & Teresa Collins Cut 'n' Boss in action tomorrow?! 

If not YOU should be! 

Teresa Collins herself hosts the Cut 'n' Boss on HSN! 

Tune in at 9am & 5pm EST to see this amazing machine in action! Teresa Collins will show you how easy it is to use this no crank fully electric die cutter & embosser!  Compatible with many other dies & embossing folders on the market you can use what you have! New to the paper craft world? The Teresa Collins Cut 'n' Boss will have everything you need to get you started! With beautiful embossing folders & dies by the talented Teresa Collins, you will start your paper craft journey on the right foot! All of her designs are not only drool worthy, but perfect for any project you want to tackle! 

Feel like painting something? then don't miss out on the eBrush! The talented, Lisa Bearson host the eBrush on HSN! See the many ways you can utilize this compact airbrushing system for your next holiday project! 

                                          Tune in for the eBrush at 6am, 6pm, and 11pm EST
                                                                                Don't miss it!

And now, for our Instagram GIVEAWAY WINNER! 

Congratulations! @riverniles !!!

You are now the proud owner of the eBrush & gorgeous dies by Teresa Collins! 

Don't have an instagram account? No worries! We have many big giveaways in the works! 


Team Craftwell