Saturday, October 19, 2013

Paper Weaving Tutorial

I adore the look of paper weaving! Here's a layout I made using this fun technique:

So I thought I would share some tips on how you can get this look in my video tutorial:


Join us on the forums to share your tips and projects on paper weaving HERE

ALSO, have you voted for your favorite picture in our Fall Photography Contest yet? If not, today is the last day. Here's a link to our Facebook poll:

Have an awesome Saturday!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

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

If you came here from Lumin'arte'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!!!

Our October collection is simply TO DIE FOR! I LOVE the colors- perfect for end-of-summer and fall layouts alike. I just adore getting Swirlydoos kits because I can always expect to get the latest and greatest in the scrappy world! Take a gander at the collection below:

If you are a subscriber, your kit is either in your hands or on it's way to your doorstep! If not, check the Boutique to see if you can snag a main kit and the add ons! 

I jumped right in with this kit as I always do, using our fabulous monthly sketch:

"Fly" Layout
 As soon as I got my hands on this kit, I knew I had to use the Kaisercraft Basecoat paper. I just can't get enough of these wood prints! I cut three strips, distressed them, and glued them to the fabulous polka dot paper. I also used many of the "noteworthy" die cuts from the embellishment add on for most of the other layers.

"Hopes and Dreams" Dresser

Ever since I saw the Kaisercraft Curiosity line, I've been dying to get it! I was so happy when Krissy decided to pair that with the brand new "Mini Tall Boy" off the page project! Here's what I came up with:

That mini bell jar or clioche is from my stash. It's made by Melissa Frances. I bought a bunch of these for cheap at an expo, and I just new I had to put one on the dresser.

The lace is also from my stash. I cut part of it so the top drawer would still be functional.

The ivy is a Cottage Cut die. I used white cardstock from the cardstock add on, and colored it with Perfect Pearls Mist and Lindy's Magical Micas in sea green, then put on some moss green Paper Soft on the edges.

I used the Prima gate stencil on the back. 

Check out my video I made while assembling and adorning this dresser:

I hope you have enjoyed seeing what our design team did with this kit! Thanks for hopping along with us!

You have until midnight, eastern time, on 10/5 to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on Sunday 10/6. 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 : watching

Now go back to the Swirlydoos blog to comment with the phrase of the special words, and let us know what you think about the hop! Thank you!!!!!!!!

Here is the order and blog addresses:

Swirlydoos: CLICK HERE
Angelica: CLICK HERE 
Luminarte: CLICK HERE