Oh my word, this kit is gorgeous! We were lucky enough to get ALL of the papers in the Graphic 45 "Place in Time" collection, and a ton of embellies to go with. This month's kit is a SMOKIN' DEAL. If you aren't a subscriber yet (WHAAAAAAAAT?), there just MIGHT be one left in the store, and if you are really lucky, there might even be some add-ons, especially the awesome technique kit this month! So, go check the Swirlydoos boutique now!
Here it is:
Here it is:
March Calendar Wall DecorI have had the best time delving into this kit- I have sooooo many more projects I want to do too. I decided to start out with the main kit by creating a calendar for the month of March. I am going to do a wall hanging for each month, and I'm all set for next month. This is what I came up with:
I started out with a piece of circle cardboard I salvaged from a DiGiorno's frozen pizza- they are the perfect size! Then I prepped it by exposing the edges, using some purple gelato, and Tattered Angels Olive Vine. Of course, most of it is covered up, but it looks so nice as an accent around the edges, which are easier to see in real life, of course!
I then took a piece of the purple Core'Dinations cardstock from the cardstock add-on, and the "March" paper and traced the cardboard circle and cut them out. I distressed them both with the Prima Distress Tool, after inking them with distress and chalk inks. As my base, them added my goodies.
"The Story of Us" Mini Album
Nearly every time I am on Pinterest, I run across this quote, and I think it's perfect. I don't know where it came from, but it's so heartfelt, and I wanted to make a project using it. Here it is:
"First, we had each other. Then we had you. Now we have everything."
Isn't that just the sweetest? Well, I thought so, and that was the inspiration for my mini album that I created using this month's technique kit. I wanted to put pictures in there, but I will have to do that soon.
I used a lot of things from this month's kit and add-ons, and a number of things from my stash to give it a completed look.
You can check out my video where I show you three main techniques I used on my mini that include: using the TA paint system to create a faux leather cover, a inking/misting technique for chipboard, and creating a shabby chic cardboard piece to tear and use for layering in the album.
Here's the video:
Thanks for looking, and enjoy the rest of the hop, dolls!
You have until midnight, eastern time, on Wednesday 2/13 to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on Thursday 2/14. 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: A balanced
The party continues on Vicky's blog. Have fun!