Wednesday, May 15, 2013

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

If you came here from Vicky'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 !! Make sure to leave a comment on all of the blogs for a chance to win!!! Check out Swirlydoos on Facebook and Like Us!!!

Presenting: Au Naturale! 

The earthy tones mixed with pinks and blacks make the paper in this kit to die for! And, the project kit is out of this world with the new Tim Holtz Assemblage clock! If you subscribe, you've already been petting this kit, and if you don't, first get over to the Swirly Store and see if there are any of the May ones left, then SUBSCRIBE!

I hope you are enjoying what you've seen so far along the hop! Here's what I did with this month's kit:

"Serenity": A Video Anatomy

So this month, it was my turn to do our monthly feature, "Anatomy of a Layout", and I decided to do a video anatomy for fun. :) A cool aspect of this assignent is that we only use the main kit to create the anatomy page, so I used a little bit of EVERYTHING that came in the main kit. You can see the video here: VIDEO

Let us know what you think about doing a "video anatomy"!

Altered Clock

So, I have been dying to get my hands on the Tim Holtz Assemblage Clock, and Krissy was able to put it in a tech kit for us as soon as they became available!!!!! I love this clock "shadow box" as you can do so many different things with them. I decided to include a mini album on the inside. Here's some pics of my finished clock:

And, of course, being part of the education team, I made a video so you can see how I pulled this off:

So, that's what I've done with this kit so far. :) Thanks for stopping by, and hop on!

You have until midnight, eastern time, on Friday 5/17 to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on Saturday 5/18. 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 REALLY 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 sentence.
3: Finally, go back to the Swirlydoos blog and leave a comment letting us know how much fun you had, tell us the sentence that was created with all of the special words you collected. Can't wait to hear from you.

My special word is : are

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

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Flourish with a Bling May Projects and the May FWAB Challenges

I thought I would take a few minutes to showcase a couple of my May projects for the fabulous company, Flourish with a Bling. 

First, the incredibly talented Elena Olinevich is hosting the FWAB May challenge: Buttons and Bling!  I was lucky enough to provide an example for this challenge. So these are the rules:
  • create Card, Layout or OTP
  • add FWAB
  • and buttons
Here is what I came up with for this challenge:
An altered box using the pink pearls from the 100 pearl pack, and also the black frame from the Bella rhinestone flourish set, along with buttons from the Prima Lyric collection.

Next, I'm pulling double-duty with this one: 
This is a layout I created using the Swirlydoos "Hello Beautiful" kit, and also for a challenge I am hosting for NSD on the Swirlydoos website (see blog post below). I just couldn't resist using the silver Elise flourish- I cut it into two pieces to fit the flow of my layout to give it the shine it needed to set off the rest of the color palette and embellishments. 

Thanks for looking!

Swirlydoos Celebrates NSD!

We are having a fun day with challenges that last all week long! Come check out my challenge. Here's the example:

Hope you join us and have a scrappy kind of day!