Thursday, August 14, 2014

Swirlydoos August Reveal and Blog Hop

Welcome to:
August Scrapbook Kit Reveal & Blog Hop!

If you came here from the Swirlydoos' blog, you are on the right track. 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!!! Make sure you have LIKED & FOLLOWED Swirlydoos on Facebook!!!

Swirlydoos is proud to bring you the beautiful August collection:

Wistful Blues

And check out these coordinating add ons that perfectly compliment our August scrapbook kit!

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 August kits or add ons in the store!

Has it sold out? - become a subscriber and not only will you never miss a kit again, but you'll also pay less for your monthly scrapbook kits!
*Mention this blog hop and save 10% on your first kit*

 Never miss one of our kits again!

We have some absolutely beautiful scrapbook projects for you to see today!!  

So, let's get started! Make sure to leave a comment on all of the blogs for a chance to win!!! 

Oh, my! Wistful Blues is so delightful! I have soooo many more projects I want to make with this kit, but here are my first two.

"Art" Altered Clipboard

I LOVE this little clipboard! This is going on the door of my new scraproom when I move! I used primarily the Wistful Blues project kit, with a handful of other things from this kit collection, including the main kit. 

Here are some closeups:

 Just look at that BEAUTIFUL chipboard frame by Blue Fern Studios!

I made this clipboard when I was at Camp Swirlydoos last week. I have a short video, but it's not my usual style with me talking- it was WAY too noisy for any commentary. 
Here it is:


"It's a Beautiful Life" Layout

This layout is based on the Wistful Blues sketch. I used on of the new Prima masks form the embellishment add on with distress ink in the background. The blue lace at the top and bottom are from my stash, as well a couple of the flowers in the clusters. The brown leave scrolls are from the cardstock add on, cut with a Crafty Ann die. I inked the butterflies with blue chalk ink and wiped off the excess so that the white accents had a blue color. The "Beautiful" piece was embossed several times with different inks to create a patina look. 

Thanks for taking the time to check out my projects and three-minute video!  

You have until midnight, eastern time, on Thursday, 8/14 to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on 8/15. 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. 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: You

The party continues over at Maja's Blog. Have fun!


L. Akins said...

Beautiful projects! I love the masking on your clipboard, so many details. Lovely layout!!

Nancy said...

Rae, it was wonderful to meet you this past weekend! Your clipboard is awesome!

Paulien van den Bosch said...

Oh my Rae.... I love your altered clipboard with that amazing chipboard frame. You altered it so Beautifully! And I love your sketch page. Beautiful work!

Unknown said...

very pretty. I LOVE what you did with the clipboard. I'm totally in love with this project and can't wait to get my hands on my own!

Unknown said...

Rae, such beautiful projects for the hop. I just love this kit. The colors are perfect for transitioning from summer to fall.

Tracey Gregory said...

so pretty! I love your chippie treatment and that super cool clipboard!

Heather said...

Stunning, I can't wait to get my hands on this kit. Great collection of products.

Unknown said...

Gorgeous Rae, love the chippie!

Peggy Giovanetti said...

I saw the clipboard in person and I guess you know how badly I need it; you did such an awesome job designing yours!!!
Love the LO, too, so sweetly gorgeous!!!!

Leona Folkerts said...

beautiful as always.

Buffy Burnside said...

Such Beautiful projects...Love the clipboard!

cghundley said...

Beautiful work on
both. The chipboard
is lovely and will
be fun to use!
Carla from Utah

Unknown said...

Your layout is gorgeous and I am looking forward to watching the video on the altered clipboard.

Jean said...

Love all the details and inspiration!

Merrihew said...

Beautiful projects, Rae! I love the LO you created based on the sketch!

Unknown said...

Love your clipboard, Lady Rae!

Andiepants said...

Gorgeous projects dear. so glad I got to see them in person. I think that clipboard will be perfect for your scrappy door.

Denise Bryant said...

So pretty! Love your project!

Joy said...

Love the Patina effect on the chipboard AND Beautiful layout! :o)

langeatheart said...

stunning projects I Love your take on the sketch! All the best!