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Saturday, November 23, 2013

Blue Fern Studios Design Team 2014 Announcement!

The Blue Fern Studios 2014 design team was announced today,  and I am THRILLED to have been asked to join this fabulous DT!  Take a look at this fabulous list of ladies: BFS DT !!!!!! What an honor it is to be working with these ladies!

It's no secret that I love Blue Fern chippies! Here's some projects that I have done using some of them:











Okay, so that was more than a few! LOL! I'm just excited to share my love for Blue Fern Chipboard!!!!


Saturday, November 9, 2013

Autumn Rose Mediums Add-on Tutorial

I hope you are all having a lovely Saturday! This week, I asked for some suggestions for video topics from our subscribers, and one of them was showing what you could do with the mediums that come in our latest kit add-on: the mediums add on. So, today, I will share with you some way you can use the mediums we got in the add-on with the Autumn Rose collection.




So, I spent the evening playing around with the Heidi Swapp Color Shine in white, the Viva Croco Paint, and the Lindy's embossing powder. Viva Paper Soft also came in the kit, but I already made a video based on that medium, which you can find HERE.

But, here is where you can see the new video about the rest of the mediums:



Hopefully, this will be useful for getting started using these mediums!

Enjoy the rest of your Saturday!!!







Tuesday, November 5, 2013

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

If you came here from Amy'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!!!

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 November kits or add ons in the store!


Presenting Autumn Rose!


When I saw this paper, I fell in LOVE with it. It's so perfect for sophisticated, feminine projects. I immediately knew I would scrap the pics from a photo shoot some of the Swirly Girls did at Swirly Camp this past summer. So far, I have two done, but plan to do more!

"Well Behaved Women Rarely Make History" Layout

This is my layout I made based on the sketch:


So, this is a pic of me and fellow Swirly Girl, Kim. It looks like we are up to no good, huh? Well, there was a little plaque that had the saying, "Well behaved women rarely make history" at the retreat, and I knew that just had to be the title of this layout! I used a faux stitching technique for the border. The butterflies are from Angelica's Etsy shop.

"True Beauty" Layout



The lovely lady in this pic is fellow Swirly Girl, Sherri. Sherri is a wonderful person inside and out. I treasure the time I get to spend with her at Swirly Camp! We had such a great time with our photo shoot, and this is one of my favorite pics taken that day!

I went flower crazy on this layout- I love the look of the flowers on the paper peeking out underneath the actual flower son the page because it creates such fantastic dimension. The vine, butterflies and pins are Angelica's Etsy shop. 

Christmas Cards Project Add On

Getting your Christmas cards made early is wonderful, and this year, we decided it would nice to help you get a jump on them by offering a card add on in November. The card toppers from Hot off the Press are perfect for creating beautiful cards in a snap! 

Here are a few I did:




And, just to show you how simple they are to make in minutes, here's a video that I made on how to make the cards above. 

You have until midnight, eastern time, on Wednesday 11/6 to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on Thursday 11/7. 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 : OF


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


Saturday, November 2, 2013

Start to Finish Layout Video Tutorial



Happy Saturday! Today I am sharing a video tutorial I made of a start to finish layout using the 7 Dots Studio paper collection, 9th Wave. So, join me on a short adventure of distressing and embellishing!






You can see the video here:



Enjoy the rest of the weekend, and don't forget to join us November 5th and 6th for our blog hop as we reveal our November collection!!!