Monday, September 15, 2014

Swirlydoos Kit Club September Reveal!

Welcome to:
September Scrapbook Kit Reveal & Blog Hop!

If you came here from Debbie'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!!! Make sure you have LIKED & FOLLOWED Swirlydoos on Facebook!!!

Swirlydoos is proud to bring you our beautiful September collection:

Vintage Love

And check out these coordinating add ons that perfectly compliment our September 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 September 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 !!  

Oh my, this collection is TO DIE FOR! I am so in love with Prima's Time Traveller collection! Here's what I've made SO FAR with this amazing September kit.

"Timeless Memories" Shadowbox

This month, the the project/technique kit has an ADORABLE little box, and I knew right away that I would make it into a tiny shadowbox.  

The main focus of the tech kit is the metallic Mod Melts with a great mold with keys, keyholes, and GEARS! I love the gears so much. I love to buy the Tim Holtz gears, but this is really nice for making your own- you'll never run out again! I made the gears and clock out of the Mod Melts for my design at the bottom of the box- great accents. 

This month, I have broken up my project kit video tutorial into TWO parts. Today, I'm sharing how to get the PERFECT impressions with these molds because they can be kind of tricky, but completely worth making. My tutorial for making these embellishments can be seen here:

And, be sure to check back on the Swirlydoos blog on Saturday, September 20th, to see how I finished up the shadowbox, how I created this distressed finish, and the embellishing!

"Memories" Layout 

Based on the Sketch

Did you see the sketch on the Swirlydoos blog for September? Oh my- it is my favorite!
This is my take on it.

Look, it's the Swirlydoos chandelier! This piece came in the embellishment add on. I added this to the corner to balance the design. And, I can enter it into the Swirly Girls Challenge that Barbara is hosting on the forums!

I did a basic treatment- lightly rubbing my archival ink on the chipboard, leaving some of it raw. Then I added some bling from my stash.  

Here's a closeup that shows the flowers and tucking of papers and embellies under the photo. 

I used my nesting circle dies to create the circle and then used the black pearl strands from the embellishment add on on it to create a perfect bling circle. 

I layered the lace and crocheted trims for added interest. The green paper is a doily from my stash.

"My Guys" Layout

I have been waiting for the perfect kit to scrap this pic! I took this on Owen's birthday this year. It was a sweet moment, and it's one of my all-time faves of my guys!

I used a notebook punch to get this edging. 

I cut up the Blue Fern Chipboard to make it work with my design. I used some Stampendous embossing powder to get this look. 

And, here's a closeup that shows how I framed the picture with Kasiercraft string from the embellishment kit. And, I added the cork hearts from the main kit. I have to say that I would have never bought these little cork hearts, but that is the joy of getting Swirlydoos kits- Krissy puts stuff in the kits that I didn't even know I wanted! I love them!

Thanks for letting me share my projects with you. 

These are Design Team projects I created for Swirlydoos Scrapbook Kit Club. If you’re ready to start getting perfectly coordinated, top of the line scrapbook kits delivered to your door, please visit us at Mention my name (Rae) when you subscribe and you’ll receive 10% off your first kit, AND a coupon good for 30% off your entire purchase in the store!

Make sure to leave a comment on all of the blogs for a chance to win!!! 

You have until midnight, eastern time, 9/16 to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on 9/17. 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 : intelligently

Thanks so much for joining us! Head back to the Swirlydoos blog and post the phrase in the comments. Good luck!


Paulien van den Bosch said...

My Gosh..... I love your awesome shadow box and the gears are perfect! I will watch the video later but they really look awesome. Your sketch page is so sooooooooo Beautiful. I simply love every little detail on it. And then.... my mouth fell open as I watched that STUNNING page of the men in your life.... that pages screams love and is so so Beautiful. Wow Rae.... and I totally mean this.... AMAZING work lady!!!!!

MiMi63 said...

Really love the altered matchbox. You really did an excellent job with distressing. Your guy layout is so cute. Thanks for all your inspiration each month.

Unknown said...

Rae, you outdo yourself each and every month. I absolutely LOVE your projects this month, the little shadowbox is making me wish I would have grabbed one of those tech kits.....

Linda Pekrul said...

Oh wow, I was oohhing and aweing over each project. You add such beautiful little "touches" to your work. The gears, the chandelier (in fact the WHOLE stunning swirly girls page), the WONDERFUL guy page ... I loved it all! (Yup the cork hearts are AWESOME!!)

li-bee-ti said...

WOW!! love all your beautiful projects. the shaddow box is superb and the layouts are stunning.

Debbie Sherman said...

Gorgeous projects Rae!

cghundley said...

Beautiful works, but the
shadow box is awesome!
Carla from Utah

Sherrenae - Sherri said...

Gorgeous chippies. Love the layout of your guys in particular, but all are wonderful.

Ginger said...

Rae: Your pages are ALWAYS awesome! But the subject in the "guys"- now that is really awesome - hehehe.
Great job on the mod melt! Knew you would!

Amy Voorthuis said...

Hi Rachel, I totally LOVE your pretty shadowbox but I love everything you made with that kit....the kit reminds me of the March 2014 kit {when I was a guest designer}!!! Both layouts are very pretty too love your mixed media techniques.....the blue fern chipboard is just so pretty! Have a wonderful day hugs Amy :-)

Paula Calvanico said...

Rae so beautiful. What great layouts, I love the chandelier! Great work my friend.


Merrihew said...

Gorgeous projects, Rae! That shadow box is amazing! I can't wait to dig into this kit!

L. Akins said...

Gorgeous projects Rae!!! I love the shadow box.... Now I wished I ordered one.

UTs Hobby Time said...

Such an Exquisite creation. Fabulous box and layouts. The Memories layout is magically beautiful. The chandelier embellishment stole the lime light. Loved it a lot.

Unknown said...

Such wonderful projects. The layouts are divine and the box is awesome. Thanks for the inspiration!

Beatrice Lawson said...

Wow! Loved the Guys layout, it was just gorgeous, and your sketch L.o too! I was blown away by those gears, truly!

Buffy Burnside said...

Beautiful projects! thank you so much for all the wonderful inspiration!

Denise Bryant said...

Love your shadowbox and layouts! Beautiful embellishments! The shadowbox looks like so much fun to put together... going to have to try one!

Unknown said...

Gorgeous projects!

Leona Folkerts said...

you never disappoint! Awesome, awesome!

paperpapier said...

awe....such a beautiful layout! I love the shabby distressed and the coordinating embellishment on it. The wide space really enhance the focus on the photo!

Heather said...

I love the way you come up with detail Rae! so much to look at and very unique. Great hop!

Joy said...

Rae, these layouts are some of your best!! Absolutely gorgeous - will be scraplifting that BOYS layout!!!

Debra Peloso said...

The little shadow box is awesome. I've debated buying the mod melts before and I love what you did with them

Peggy Giovanetti said...

Dang, Rae!!!! Your matchbox is beyond WOW; I loved the first video and can't wait to see the second part of your tutorial!!!!
And the layouts!!!! You captured Camp at Memories Manor perfectly with the chandelier, flower clusters, layered trims and MM doily!!
The last one is my favorite, with the perfect background of papers and book page and altered chippy behind this lovely photo and the hearts going down the side!!!!

Unknown said...

wow! these are all gorgeous! the altered matchbox is divine and the details in your layouts are inspiring! Love the string frame around your photo!

Jean Bullock said...

These pages deserve to be framed and hung on the wall. Fantastic

Unknown said...

Love the shadow box. Your work is amazing as always.