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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Swirlydoos Kit Club October Reveal and Blog Hop

Welcome to:
October Scrapbook Kit Reveal!

Thank you for joining our blog hop this month! If you came here from Kim's blog then you are on the right track. If not, go back to Swirlydoos' blog and start from there.  Make sure you leave a comment on all blogs for a chance to win a prize! And, make sure you have LIKED & FOLLOWED Swirlydoos on Facebook!!!

Swirlydoos is proud to bring you our beautiful October collection:


Garden Harvest




Are you a subscriber? If so, your kit is on it's way if you don't already have it! If not, check out the Swirlydoos store to see if there are any October 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 !!  




"Dreams Layout" (Based on the Monthly Sketch)


I used the monthly sketch for this layout, and I kept it pretty similar to the design. As soon as I saw the balloon on the paper, I knew I would have to cut that out for this sketch! I also added a script stencil to follow the sketch, and chose while to have it blend with the design. I added blue and peach splatters from the mists in the mediums add on. I also used the peach mist on the darker flowers- LOVELY color! 

The green foliage is from a Memory Box die, and cut from some green cardstock in the cardstock add on. I also added some glass pearls from my stash to the floral clusters. The title is also from things I had lying around.



"Happy Layout"



I LOVE this picture of my friends kids. They are so happy! 

I decided to keep with the fussy cut idea again for this layout, but this time, I just cut around the images on the page so I could tuck in other layers. I added a couple of doilies from my stash, one circle, the other a square that you can see as the purple border. Those aren't easy to find, but you could easily just use a border punch for a similar effect. 

The top right corner cluster includes a die cut I made using this month's die of the month from Spellbinders. The title is a piece of Blue Fern chipboard from my stash. 

I used a "distressed watercolor" technique on the chipboard swirlies, using a combination of gesso, embossing powder, and mists. 

"Family Time" Frame



For this frame, I used mists, gesso, and chalk inks to achieve this finish, and I have a video on how you can do the same right here:




"Peekaboo" Layout


This month, our Swirly Girl Challenge (SGC) is "Changes" being hosted by subscriber, Paula, and she is asking us to re-do one of our first layouts. I immediately thought of this one:
So, I started by pulling off that picture and editing it by cropping and doing some color tweaking to make it match the blues and greens from the kit paper.

I tried to keep this as flat as possible, because I want to replace the old one in an old post-bound album. I used a Sizzix frame from my stash to mat the photo, and I glued it to a lighter paper and fussy cut a shadow for it. I added some elements (bird and keyhole) from the main kit. I also added some Blue Fern mini flourishes from a special order we had at Swirlydoos a while back. And the "hanging" foliage at the top right is a PoppyStamps die. 



You have until midnight, eastern time, October 23rd to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on 10/25.  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 : feel


This concludes the blog hop! Thanks for taking the time to check out my AND everyone's work and making it to the end! Now, go back to the Swirlydoos blog and comment with the special phrase for a chance to win! 


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Saturday, October 3, 2015

Altered Clock Video Tutorial for Swirlydoos Kit Club

Happy Saturday!  I'm sharing my video tutorial for how I created the background (and a couple of other things) for this clock from the "Moment in Time" Project Kit. 



Check out the video HERE.

This is a Design Team project 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 www.swirlydoos.com. 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 Swirlydoos.com store!