Thursday, July 23, 2015

Swirlydoos Kit Club July Blog Hop!

Welcome to:
July 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 July collection:

Belle Fleur

​You will LOVE this July kit loaded with Prima and Blue Fern Studios paper and more! After taking a month off to move, I was super inspired by this kit! Here's what I've made so far:

Untitled Layout

This is was my first project I made with the kit. I have a step by step tutorial that will be up on the Swirtydoos forums in the Anatomy of a Layout section by Thursday afternoon, so you can see all of the detail there!

What a Wonderful World Layout

I took this picture at a cemetery in Denver last fall. I've scrapped it before, but I really love it!

This is based on the monthly sketch. It kind of took on a life of it's own! I just used the rectangles and circle elements on the sketch and rearranged them and added a couple of layers. 

I used translucent embossing paste on the window stencil that we received in a past kit, and then used blue distress ink to highlight it. The black swirly chipboard aligned with the picture is from my stash, but you could easily add a similar element from a die cut.

The outlined flowers are a Memory Box die that I cut out of cardstock from the cardstock add on, and inked with a dark moss color.

The white circle was cut from one of the notecards in the main kit. The lower left cluster with the brad has a pink paper with a frame- that's one of the matchboxes from the embellishment add on kit that I cut up. 

"Love" Card

I used a paper rolling technique for the base of this card. The bottom layer has two different stencils with the circles and then the butterflies, which is from Crafter's Workshop.

I love those rolled flowers from the flower add on! They are quite chunky! I added some minor elements form my stash- a gold button, some white flower trim, and some whispy strands from the floral section at Michaels. 

I finished off the card by softening up the design with gesso, and Silks paints.

"Beauty is True" Layout

For this layout, I followed the July Blue Fern Studios sketch. To pull this off, I used the Boston Lattice chipboard from my stash, but we did get it in the January kit. I painted it with a white paint dauber, then randomly used the silver gelato from the mediums add on to give it a distressed white look. 

I used Prima and Kaisercraft stencils with black embossing paste under the floral clusters. 

The title is from the embellishment add on- it's one of those cute matchboxes!

Garden Fable Gatefold Album

This is the album from the project kit, which I LOVE! Garden Fable is a perfect summery line! I have a video on how to prep the album and decorate the cover. Part two will be coming soon and that will be all about finishing the inside this album!

You can check out part one here:

I hope you enjoyed checking out my projects for Swirlydoos! 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!

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 July 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!

You have until midnight, eastern time, 7/24 to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on 7/28.  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 : is

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

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Jean Bullock said...

My gosh, these are beautiful. The gate fold album cover is fabulous. Well done!

Paulien van den Bosch said...

WOW!!!!!!!! What an inspiration I get from all these Fantastic (!!!!) projects.
I love your anatomy page so much, and the layout of Audra. Gorgeous design and I sooooo love that precious picture. Such a beautiful happy girl. I also enjoyed watching your video on the mini. Thank you for showing how you made that gorgeous cover. And your card is soooo pretty. Love the stenciling in black and the rolled paper. Amazing work you did, in your amazing busy schedule! Big Hug!

Bonnie said...

Your projects are all beautiful but, I am especially fond of the one you did the 'anatomy' on...I love the colors and design! TFS, Bonnie :-)

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the scrappy feel of the card (I'm a card maker so those catch my attention first). The layouts are beautiful. The first two with the boxes for embellishments are wonderful.
thanks for sharing so many great projects.

Linda Pekrul said...

Oh my! SO pretty and SO many luscious details! I don't know how you moved and created all this beauty in the same month! You are awesome!

L. Akins said...

Very pretty projects Rae! I love the mixed media techniques used on your background. Love the soft blue window and how the black swirls make your flower clusters stand out

Debra Bott said...

Very pretty love the project album. Love the colors.

Leona Folkerts said...

never tire of seeing your projects...such beautiful ideas! thanks!

Joy said...

Your layouts are just so pretty!!! :o)

Heather said...

Rae you always amaze me with your creativity and how effortless these projects come for you. Stunning like usual.

Sherrenae - Sherri said...

Amazing!!!!! Truly beautiful.

Peggy Giovanetti said...

Gorgeously feminine projects!!!! And I love your video!!!!

MiMi63 said...

Love all of your projects over the years. Really loved the card this month. Beautiful!

Merrihew said...

Gorgeous projects, Rae! Absolutely love the "Anatomy" LO! The cover of the gatefold album is stunning! Thanks for the video!

Goga said...

Really awesome works! I'm impressed of your talent! :) Congrats!

Bente Fagerberg said...

This is such a lovely page and that chippie looks just perfect behind your pretty photo.
Thanks for sharing with us at Blue Fern Studios. xx

Valerie S said...

Congratulations Rae! Your layout is one of the featured projects for the July sketch challenge at Blue Fern Studios. You can see all the details on our blog today. Thanks for joining us!

Kimberly said...

Beautiful pages and projects! I loved the album cover tutorial video! Thanks for that! I love you technique using liquid pearls on chipboard! I have used it several time, and it is so easy! It is definitely and winner!Beautiful pages and projects! I loved the album cover tutorial video! Thanks for that! I love you technique using liquid pearls on chipboard! I have used it several time, and it is so easy! It is definitely and winner!