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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

New Subscriber Blitz for Swirlydoos!



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Monday, July 29, 2013

Swirlydoos is having a DT/ET Call!!!!


Swirlydoos Kit Club - Design/Education Team Call


Are you passionate about Scrapbooking? Do you enjoy teaching and inspiring other crafters? Can you gab with the best of us? Swirlydoos Kit Club is looking to add amazing talent to our outstanding Design Team for a 6 month term that will run from our October, 2013 kit to our March, 2013 kit. We will be adding 2-4 fabulously creative Designers & Educators who are energetic, outgoing, talented, versatile individuals and who are committed to the beautiful art of scrapbooking.



Our designers and educators must be able to devote the time necessary to our community, to our members, and to their artwork. Our educators must be able to record excellent quality tutorial videos wherein they teach our members techniques, tips, tricks, and projects based on the monthly kits and technique kits. We are especially interested in meeting you if you can rock the video camera!


This DT call will close at midnight MST on August 16th, 2013
This call is open to talented scrapbook designers all around the globe


Design Team Requirements:

You will create a minimum of 4-5 layouts/projects, and as many cards, tags etc as you can per main kit sent to you.
Create at least one tutorial of your choosing during your 6 month term, and add content to our tips, tricks and techniques area in the forum


Create a minimum of 3 “blank” cards during your 6 month term to send in to the home office.
You must upload your projects to all major scrapbook galleries and blogs you are affiliated with, along with Facebook and/or Twitter.
Advertise for Swirlydoos kit club with Blinkies, blog banners, badges and other social media tools.
BE EXCITED about being on the team! Be very ACTIVE on the forum and in our gallery!
You will participate in our monthly blog hops
You will occasionally be asked to send us some of your completed projects for display at trade shows that Swirlydoos is participating in
Work with the rest of the team on blog posts


Education Team Requirements:

You will upload a minimum of four video tutorials per month using our Main kit and our Technique kit
Create a minimum of 3 “blank” cards during your 6 month term to send in to the home office.
You must upload your projects to all major scrapbook galleries and blogs you are affiliated with, along with Facebook and/or Twitter.
Advertise for Swirlydoos kit club with Blinkies, blog banners, badges and other social media tools.
BE EXCITED about being on the team! Be very ACTIVE on the forum and in our gallery!
You will participate in our monthly blog hops
You will occasionally be asked to send us some of your completed projects for display at trade shows that Swirlydoos is participating in
Educators should be able to think outside the box, have a great on-camera presence and LOVE TO TEACH!
Work with the rest of the team on blog posts


If you are interested in joining the DESIGN TEAM - Send an email to "DesignTeam@swirlydoos.com" with "DESIGN TEAM CALL" in the subject line. Include all of the following information:
Your name
address
telephone number
email address
Blog address
Any online galleries where we might see more of your work
YouTube address if you have one
3 samples of your current work


Please tell us what you consider your strengths (where you excel) and why you would make a good designer for the Swirlydoos community.


If you are interested in joining the EDUCATION TEAM - Send an email to "DesignTeam@swirlydoos.com" with "EDUCATION TEAM CALL" in the subject line. Include all of the following information:
Your name
address
telephone number
email address
YOUTUBE/USTREAM addresses
Blog address
Any online galleries where we might see more of your work
3 samples of your current work
Please tell us what you consider your strengths (where you excel) and why you would make a good educator for the Swirlydoos community.


What you can expect from Swirlydoos:



An honest, fun, dedicated team who supports you and your art and encourages you at every turn.

A FABULOUS tight knit community of smart assed, super talented scrapbookers from around the world

CHA invitations and passes

Free monthly main kit for Design Team

Free monthly main and technique kits for Education Team

50% discount on all other kits and store purchases during your term


The new design team will be announced on August 30th, 2013 on our blog

Monday, July 8, 2013

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

If you came here from Irene'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!!!

Just take a sec and look at the fabulous July collection, "Madame", that Krissy has prepared for us this month:


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So, I don't know about you, but when I first saw this Miss Empire line, I was speechless! And, who doesn't crave anything that Anna Dabrowska designs? The Sunrise-Sunset line is the perfect accent to the Kaisercraft papers! All those bright oranges and yellows with hints of blues are so different and are perfect for summertime or classic pics!

"There's No Time Like the Present" Wall Hanging 

As part of the education team, it's my job to create a project using the technique/project kit every month and make a video tutorial so you can see how the project is made. This month, we got GELATOS! Super versatile and FUN to play with, these little pigment sticks are a must-have to put in your color arsenal. And, the colors are so bright! Also in the kit were two pieces of specialty paper by Tattered Angels- both different in texture and capability. Here's what I came with for the technique kit this month:

And, if you want to see how I made this, check out my video tutorial:


Here are some closeup of this wall hanging:


"Madame" Layout

I love every sketch, but the sketch for the July collection is truly my favorite. I see myself using it over and over in the future! Here's my take on it:

I actually made this layout when I was at Camp Swirlydoos a couple of weeks ago! (I slapped the title on it at home.) I have to say that being around so many talented ladies is inspiring beyond belief- it was so fun to get others' opinions while in the middle of a project- this one took a few turns based on expert advice just a few feet away.

My favorite part of this layout was using that vine stencil- it belongs to my dear friend, Peggy. And, I used the new Ferro that came in our new Mediums add on! I cropped this layout a little larger to show off the pretty blue paper punched trim around the circle.


"Classy" Layout


So this is a picture of one of my besties, Kim. We had a fun photo shoot at Swirly Camp where we dressed up in somewhat vintage clothing. I just love this pic, and it went so well with the "Madame" kit.
I used some laces from my stash. I used a Prima mask and some Martha Stewart Crackle Medium, then rubbed some gelatos from the tech kit over the crackle masking. I used alcohol ink in splash for the blue  "drips".

I have so many more plans to use up the rest of this kit that I will reveal later this month. Thanks for having a gander at my projects!


You have until midnight, eastern time, on Wednesday 7/10 to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on Thursday 7/11. 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 : to


This month we have scrapbook superstar, Gerry van Gent designing with the "Madame" kit this month, and that's where the party continues: at Gerry's blog. Have fun!