Thursday, December 5, 2013

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

If you came here from Bo Bunny'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 December kits or add ons in the store!

Also, be sure to join us for the 12 Days of Christmas Contest- we are giving out prizes everyday! Check out the Swirlydoos blog for more details!

Allow me to share with you, JOYEUX NOEL:

And the amazing add ons:

Well, Krissy always designs the most fabulous Christmas kits,  and Joyeux Noel is NO EXCEPTION! I couldn't wait to get my hands on it! I love the classic colors, especially the GOLD! Here are a few projects that I did:

Joy Layout (Based on the sketch)

This is our lovely sketch this month:

And, here's my take on it:

I cut the tree from the Core'dinations cardstock with my Cameo, and sanded it for the distressed look. I used a mask and the gold Croco paint form the mediums kit to get the "snow" effect. I got the image off of Google images when I was looking for vintage Christmas post cards. There was no one to credit the picture to. :(

Believe Layout

It's my turn to do the Swirlydoos "Anatomy of a Layout" feature, where a designer creates a layout using only the main kit, and this is it. I took this picture of my littlest man two years ago. For step by step details, check out the Anatomy thread of the Swirlydoos forums. 

Gold Gift Box

This box is the inspiration for the Twelve Days of Christmas Contest for today (the 5th). I used the punch board from the project kit to create the box.

12 Days of Christmas Gift Box Decor

So this is my project that I made showcasing the project kit add on:

And, I have a video tutorial that features some tips on how to use the gift box punch board and how I made the stacking boxes:

Thanks for checking out my projects! 

You have until midnight, eastern time, on Friday 12/6 to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on Saturday 12/7. 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 words are: to be

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

Here is the order and blog addresses:


Sunday, December 1, 2013

Swirlydoos Contest: 12 Days of Christmas: DAY ONE!

Good morning! Welcome to day one of our "12 Days of Christmas Contest"! This contest is open to EVERYONE, using any supplies. For the next twelve days, our designers are going to give you an assignment to complete. We have tags, bags, boxes, and some other projects to share with you as examples for the assignments. Our plan is to post these assignments EARLY (4 am, EST), so you have time to complete the project. All projects are due by Midnight, EST the day the project is posted to the Swirlydoos Contest Gallery. We will also be chatting about the contest on our boards in the "Contests" section, so join us there!

Let's get started!


Your Assignment: Create a TAG incorporating the color red, an image of Santa, and a piece of metal. You may add more colors and elements, if you wish.

Here's an example to inspire you to get to the scrap table: 

Your tag does not need to look anything like this. All you need is the red, Santa, and metal, If your Santa is wearing red, then you don't need to put any more red, unless you want too. :)

For this tag, I used the Tim Holtz tag and tie die, and the frame and banner are also Tim Holtz sizzlits and stamp set. The metal is also from Timmy. My paper is from IOD, and the berries and flower are Petaloo. The holly trim is May Arts. The bingo number and the trim on the bottom are just from my stash- I can't remember where I got them!

Make your tag, and upload it to the gallery in the contest section by midnight (EST), TONIGHT! The winner will be posted later in the day. Good luck, and have fun!!!!!