Sunday, April 8, 2012

Welcome to Swirlydoos' April Kit Reveal Blog Hop Block Party!!

If you came here from Angelica's blog, then you are on the right track. If not, go back to Swirlydoos' blog and start from there. We have some amazing projects for you to see today and as a bonus we have Petaloo joining in the fun and offering a prize!! There are 2 prize packs up for grabs so make sure to follow along and have fun!!

Here's some projects that I did using the beautiful Whispers of Spring kit:

"Hello Sunshine" Layout
So, this is my take on the sketch. Such a fun sketch! I used the new Prima "Teak" chalk ink that came in the embellishment add-on on the paper to create a distressed outline on the inside edges. I like the effect. The papers I used to mat the photo are actually journaling cards- perfect for layering. I used the pink satin cord to weave into the Almanac black lace, then actually pulled off tying it into a bow. (Left-handed bows don't always look pretty!) I finished of the design by adding some pretty Petaloo butterflies.The picture is of my daughter, Audra, taken a few years ago. It's one of my faves! 


Tech/Project Kit- Journal: "Field Notes"
This project was so much fun to play with, and I have only finished the covers! I can't wait to dive into creating the different pages. I titled this "Field Notes" because I plan on spending a lot of time outdoors with my kids this spring and summer, and I thought this would be a great way to document all the fun we are going to have.

Front Cover:
So I started out using my new Distress Markers using different colors to trace the resist images. I did this by laying my OTT Lite on the table and placed the cover close to it. The results were not as awesome as I had planned, but I still like what it did do- the colors that I chose were green and browns, and it gave the cover somewhat of a dingy look, considering that I used Vintage Pink, Sunkissed Peach, and Crushed Shells Glimmer Mist. I used chalk ink on the edges, then piled on the embellishments! I used the vine that came in the flower kit, but I used the flowers that came in this kit on the back of the ones with the vines.
Inside Front Cover:
I stamped on the background before adding my other embellishments to add some dimension. The burlap is from an old Swirlydoos kit.

Inside Back Cover:
Same idea as the front here. I used Sun Sister Glimmer Mist on this page, along with the colors I already mentioned. 


Back Cover:
I tried to keep this simple because I don't want anything to fall off of the back, but I did use Fabri-Tac on the ribbon, chipboard, and tile, so those babies ain't going anywhere! LOL!

                                                                                                                               

"Big Sister" Layout

This picture is of my daughter and my son the day he came home from the hospital. She's such a great big sister, I wanted to preserve this memory.
Lots of distressing on this one! I started this layout using a Prima mask with the "teak" chalk ink on the top layer of the background. The black circle is just black cardstock that I glued the black eyelash trim to the outside of. I used layers that I cut up from a piece of patterned paper, and a journaling card. Behind the vine are die cuts from the Memory Box branch die.

"I Love Special Moments with You" Layout

I snagged this pic of me and my son using my phone last year. I usually suck at self photos, but I love this one! I immediately thought of this pic when I saw these words on one of the pieces of paper in the kit. I kept this one simple (for me)- it's kind of "palate cleansing" as my friend, MandaK likes to call it! This is one of my 30 minute or less layouts. I used the Martha Stewart Cherish punch on the pink paper, and the Vintage Floral punch on black cardstock to border the long strip. The pearls on the G45 butterfly paper are Kaisercraft from my stash. The butterflies are from Angelica's Etsy shop (Oh so beautiful!) I also used a piece of chipboard from an older kit for the top corner of the pic- I used Lettuce Smooch, and Distress Markers and Stains in various browns to get a wood-like appearance on the frame. 



I hope you enjoyed having a peek at my projects! Hop on!

You have until midnight, eastern time, on April 11th to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on April 12th. 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 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 QUESTION.
3: Finally, go back to the Swirlydoos blog and leave a comment letting us know how much fun you had AND tell us the QUESTION that was created with all of the special words you collected AND GIVE US YOUR ANSWERS.



My special word is : at



The party continues over at Lisa G 's blog. Have fun!

78 comments:

eleele said...

Everything is so adorable, I love the colors you have used. very interesting project kit, can't wait to play with my kit and add ons.
Perfect work.s

Lisa said...

Gosh Rae, every month you just keep upping your game. Absolutely stunning work.

Paulien van den Bosch said...

Wow wow wow..... Amazing work you did with this kit. I love all your pages and your tech-kit book is to die for!!!!!!!

Elina said...

Great pages as always!!! And the mini is adorable!!!

Dee said...

What a wonderfull project, its amazing! Greetz Dee

Romy said...

Such gorgeous work with this kit! I love your layouts and the mini album!

Nicole Doiron said...

Your projects are exquisite! Totally love the journal! TFS

Manda_K said...

Love these los Rae!! :) Looks like on fabulous kit!

Karola Witczak said...

Fantastic work, Rae!! Love your tech project - it's amazing!

Elisabeth said...

Goodness! So much inspiration. I will stalk the mail man to get my kit. Cannot wait.

peggylee said...

wow I am drooling over your layouts, covers. amazing artwork.

Heidi Kelley said...

Rae, these projects are so beautiful, soooo beautiful!

Lynne Forsythe said...

Rae.....girl....THAT IS SOME BEAUTIFUL STUFF right there!!!

EFI said...

Thank you so much for the amazing inspiration!!! Your creations are adorable!!!

Theresa said...

Rae great layouts. Already a follower. Thanks so much for sharing.

Merrihew said...

Wow, Rae! Gorgeous LO's and the journal cover is fabulous! Can't wait for my kit to get here!

Cheryl

Amarilys said...

beautifully done! love the mini album!

Kitika said...

I love your pages!
Very cool!

♣ AGNES B ♣ said...

HOP HOP What a fun fun :D... thanks for the chance to get those marvelous things:) Hugs - Agnes :)

Peggy said...

Not only gorgeous pages AND album, but lots of tips and how-to's, thanks so much for all of this, Rae!!!!
(Loveeee the eyelash around the circle idea!!!!!)

MZule said...

All your pages as so creative and unique, just beautiful!

L. Akins said...

Your mini covers are gorgeous. I Iove your idea for the mini.. (mind if anyone scrap lift?? ). Adorable pages!

Kim said...

Great projects Rae. Love the covers on your mini.

Lesley said...

You have done beautiful things with this kit.

Alina said...

Lovely journal and the layouts are great! Wonderful job!

Κατερινα said...

great pages!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!i love your mini!!!!!

Jax said...

Beautiful layouts as always. I LOVE your take on the sketch!

Vicky Alberto said...

I so love your last layout - what a fantastic picture and AMAZING design. Gorgeous reveal!

lszalil said...

All your projects are just so beautiful

Kathi said...

Love your mini album...gorgeous

T Young said...

Fabulous mini album! Love it!!

Angelica said...

Wow, Rae!!! You really did amazing projects this month!!! I love your mini to bits!!!

nanatam said...

Your work is beautiful!! Love the colors!TFS!!Can't wait to see what you do next!

mow180 said...

I love your layout - I have yet to try the resist paper. It looks lovely.

Stephanie said...

Beautiful work, I'm loving the journal!

Pascale B. said...

Beautiful!love your layouts and your journal is gorgeous!!

Mary MacLeod said...

Love your beautiful work.

Mary

Li' NaisyDaisy said...

i'm in awe of your work!! thanks for sharing it...

Sandydee said...

Rae,
Loved your projects. Your title of Sunshine suits your daughters picture. Lovely.

Linda said...

Love your work! The colors so remind me of spring! Thanks for sharing. PS Your baby is so sweet!

Linda said...

Love your work! The colors so remind me of spring! Thanks for sharing. PS Your baby is so sweet!

Maria said...

Gorgeous, can't wait to get this kit and play with the pretty pastel pinks.

Monica Baker said...

Sweetest photos of your kids and beautiful layouts. I LOVE making albums and really love what you created!

Dee in N.H. said...

Love your pages and especially the pictures of you sweet little cuties!

Luanne said...

great projects! beautiful designs.

AmyJ said...

Everything is so Beautiful. Love the effects and your designs.

Diane J. said...

absolutely gorgeous work.Such demension.

Irene Tan aka Scrapperlicious said...

OMG Rae! these are absolutely stunning!

Kimberly said...

Beautiful work!!!

Electra said...

I love how you have used the eyelash trim!!

Tammy said...

Ohhhh Rae hun, its so amazing to see how much you have grown over the last few years!! I just love love love that Journal simply gorgeous!!! Happy Easter, tamh3030

Bashful said...

Great Work!

Kathy said...

everything is beautiful. I love the cover of your album.

Kathy said...

everything is beautiful. I love the cover of your album.

Adriana B said...

so creative :)

Tracie said...

Those are the sweetest pics, and great layouts as always! So beautiful!

МД в картинках said...

Beautiful projects, the mini book is awesome.

HappyScrappin said...

Adorable pics. Love the field notes journal and the "how to" your showed.

Linda Pekrul said...

Beautiful layouts... every one! And the pics .... love them too! I don't know why I am so fascinated with mini albums, but I am. This one is gorgeous!

Beth said...

Wonderful projects, I need to sign up for the kits!!!!

Tina in Texas said...

I love the colors! So soft and pretty. You did such a fabulous job. Your children are adorable...love all the pics.

Quirt said...

Rae- I have a 16 year old son with autism. I love your mini book. I tend to have a mini book obsession. Thank you for sharing your beautiful work!

MORMOR said...

I especially love your journal. I think it looks amazing!

Regina aka Mrs. Ham said...

Beautiful work, Rae. Your journal is just beautiful.

Kelly said...

You must have had so much fun working with this wonderful kit! Your work is stunning! Thanks so much for sharing!

Hanne said...

Beautiful layouts, and amazing book.

Szilvii said...

You did a beautiful work with the kit. Thanks for the inspiration!

Annette McCarty said...

Your pages are wonderful. All are so beautiful!

drybolt said...

Rae, Everything is sooo Beautiful, love the journal....

drybolt said...

Rae, Everything is sooooo Beautiful,love the journal.....

drybolt said...

Rae, Everything is sooo Beautiful, love the journal....

Jackie G said...

Awesome work! Thanks for sharing!

berlykim37 said...

Loving your style....tfs

Shelly said...

gorgeous LO's and LOVE the project kit!!!

Kelly Crowl said...

Swirlydoos lead me here, so glad I found you!

rlovew said...

Beautiful layouts! I love the black and white photos and the journal is gorgeous.

Cindy Lou said...

The pictures are darling, but what you did with the LO's is absolutely stupendous! You leave me speechless with all the details. I just keep going back to look over and over again.

Erica Ortiz said...

Rae, all your projects are beautiful! Always loving and heartfelt. Your tech kit is beautiful, I can't wait to play with mine!