Thursday, July 28, 2016

My Final Reveal with Swirlydoos

Hello Swirly Savages! Angelica here today to reveal my projects using the July Collection, Moments Captured. These are my final projects with Swirlydoos....for it's time for me to say goodbye. I've been on the design team for SIX amazing, wonderful, great years! And been a subscriber since the beginning! This was a very hard decision for me, but I just don't have the time Swirlydoos deserves. Swirlydoos has been a large part of my life and I will definitely miss all the fantastic things that come with a kit club! Number 1..Krissy!!! I love ya, girl!!!!! I want to just take a minute to say that Krissy is the most loving, generous, kindest person I know. And you if aren't a subscriber seriously think about becoming one. You'll be happy you did! Krissy has built a little family within the club! It's not just about kits but also priceless friendships! ♥♥♥

Alrighty, on to the projects! What can I say?!? This kit is utterly gorgeous!! A beautiful mix of Pion and Kaisercraft! For my first project I went with the lovely shades of blues and black. I took a Dusty Attic Clock, a special order with Swiryldoos PERK, gessoed it up then painted it with the painted in the medium add-on.

I really love the look of the Kasiercraft papers....nice and vintage. I found a pretty image on Pinterest and used it as my inspiration. I used another Dusty Attic piece purchased from the Swirlydoos Store.

Omg...I think this is the first time I ever used the color combo of gray, brown and dark teal!So pretty!! I love the Pion floral paper so much, that I kept the background simple.

This is my layout based on the monthly sketch. I love using the wet distressing technique on Pion papers. The reason being they're so pliable. The paper doesn't peel and holds the crinkles well after drying. Also looks great with layers and random paper punching. 

 Here is the sketch. As always you can join our sketch challenge HERE.


Earlier in the month I created a tutorial on how to make this mini note book. You can find the tutorial HERE.

I hope that you have enjoyed my projects for all these years. If I was able to inspire you then my job here is done! :)
Farewell!

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Swirlydoos Kit Club July Collection Reveal


Our July scrapbook kit has just hit the pavement, and we hope you're gonna LOVE IT!
We're proud to present:

“Moments Captured”

See how you can win this kit below!




Love it, right? Why not get one of your own? Let us 
"Inspire Your Obsession!"

 Never miss one of our kits again!


become a subscriber and not only will you never miss a kit again, but you'll also pay less for gorgeous, perfectly coordinated monthly scrapbook kits!
*Mention this blog hop and save 10% on your first kit*



Each designer will post their complete reveal on the Swirlydoos Blog in the days immediately following our reveal. But for now, lemme tease you with a couple goodies from me!



We have a great lineup of video tutorials, as well as step-by-step photo tutorials for you this month!
If you haven't already, (stern look) be sure you're connected with us on all our various social media outlets so you never miss a (free) learning opportunity. 



SKETCH CHALLENGE!!

July sketch, created by our amazing sketch artist, Beggahuna!

This beautiful sketch is your inspiration, now get creating! Our July sketch challenge runs until August 31st, and is open to EVERYONE! 

Upload your layout into the "Sketch" section of the Swirlydoos Facebook Gallery and you will be entered to win a fantastic prize from Swirlydoos! 
Check the sketch challenge thread in our forums to see how others were inspired by this same sketch.


SWIRLYDOOS FACEBOOK BLITZ!

This month we decided to change things up a bit, see if you're still paying attention ;-) You're still going to get to see what our FABULOUS designers have in store for you, but you're also going to get the chance to win THIS MONTH'S KIT*gasp... yes!*

(Don't worry subscribers!! We gotcha covered! If a current subscriber wins the contest, we will substitute this prize for your choice of either a CS, FLW, PP, MED, or DIE add on next month!) **limited to availability**


This promotion will run until midnight, eastern time, August 3rd. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Facebook Page and on our Blog.  Here's all you have to do...

1. Like/Follow our Facebook page, and SHARE THE CONTEST POST! (must like/share to be entered at all) = 1 entry
2. Tag your scrappy friends in the contest post = 1 additional entry
3. Make any purchase in the swirlydoos store = 5 additional entries
4. Become a monthly subscriber = 10 additional entries
5. Refer a friend during the contest = 10 additional entries (if they subscribe).

CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE CONTEST POST


And finally, remember... HUGE SALE!


Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Swirlydoos Kit Club May Kit, Peach Blossom

Hello everyone! June has been a super busy for month for me. So I didn't have the chance to reveal my projects for the Swirlydoos Kit Club 2016 Collection, Peach Blossom. This is such a pretty kit! I love the peach and the browns, a lovely combination!


My first page is based on the May Sketch. I really loved the design and tried to stay true to it. 

Here is the monthly sketch. Please join us in our sketch challenge over as Swirlydoos. Anyone can join!

The papers came with a sheet you can mist to your hearts content. I found this gorgeous photo on Pinterest and used it for my inspiration. I misted in purple and peach, then used yellow as a accent color.
 This is the Wall Decor you get in the main kit! I just used papers from the main kit and did a bunch of layering. The butterflies are from my stash. A Dusty Attic special order from Swirlydoos. Just another perk for being a subscriber!

Thanks for taking the time!

 “Swirlydoos Scrapbook Kit Club has been sending out elegant, top of the line, perfectly coordinated scrapbook kits to scrapbookers all over the world since 2009! 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 (Angelica) 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!”


Monday, April 25, 2016

Swirlydoos 2nd Reveal, Purple Haze Kit


Happy Monday, friends! I'm here today to share my pages I made using the Swirlydoos Kit Club April 2016 Collection, Purple Haze. Gotta love the name! The pattern paper mostly consist of  new Blue Fern Studios. They're so pretty...perfect for spring!  I was able to get four pages done all in different colors. I thought that kinda cool! :)

For my first page I went with a purple color scheme....because ya know, I love Purple!  I did lots of layering and wet distressing.  I used some flowers from the March Flower Add-on. This is the example for the All That Flutters Challenge. You can find it HERE.

 For this page I did some more layering this time with punches and more wet distressing. I love the look of wet distressing and it's fun to do. If you can bring yourself to wet your paper A LOT! :) 

Usually in my creating process I have a photo inspire me first, then the paper and lastly the embellishments.  This time around it was the paper. Yellow and green aren't colors that I work but I thought I'd give it a shot. The colors from the paper really inspired me and I loved the flowers from the Flower Add-on.

Remember to enter our sketch challenge. It's a fast an easy way to use your kits and perhaps win an awesome prize!
 Here's another look at my sketch page from reveal day.

Just in case you missed the tutorial on how to create this hoop only using the April Main Kit, here is the link on Snapguide.


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 www.swirlydoos.com. Mention my name (Angelica) 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!


Friday, April 22, 2016

Swirlydoos Kit Club April Reveal


Welcome to:
April Scrapbook Kit Reveal!

This month we are doing a Social Media reveal. Please go to join us on the Swirlydoos Blog(for kit reveal video and tech kit video) and our Swirlydoos Facebook page. Make sure you like, follow and share the post for a chance to win a prize! Also, make sure you have LIKED & FOLLOWED on Snapguide, Pinterest, and You-Tube, there are hundreds of free tips, tricks and tutorials posted.

Swirlydoos is proud to bring you our beautiful April collection:


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

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 April 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!

Our designers will be sharing all their projects with you on the blog starting 4/25. You don't want to miss all the amazing projects.
Join us in the Challenge forums for this months sketch challenge. This challenge runs until May 15th. You don't have to use our kit to enter the challenge.





While you are in the forums, don't forget to check out our other challenges, they are open to all.

This promotion will run until midnight, eastern time, April 27th. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Facebook Page and Blog on 04/29.  In order to qualify to win here is what you need to do:
1: Like and follow (make sure you turn on notifications) our Facebook page. Leave a comment let us know you have liked the pages This way we know you were there.
2: Before you "tag" a friend, so they can see all the wonderful projects created with this kit and earn a chance to win a prize as well. 
3: Finally, share our Facebook post on your wall.
  
This month I will be doing the Anatomy of A Layout. Except it's not a layout at all but an Off The Page Project. Using items only in the main kit I created this altered embroidery hoop. You can find the tutorial on Snapguide.

 This is my take on the sketch. I first started with doing a punched background. And then just layered and distressed from there. For the top paper, I first did some wet distressing. Then added a clear coat of gesso before adding all my mediums. To give a soft water color look I sprayed the paper with water them added mist and paints. You can find the butterflies at my store, LittleScrapShop on Etsy.

 
I'll be back on April 25th to reveal the rest of my projects using the April Collection. Hope you'll come back to take a peek and get inspired!

Monday, March 28, 2016

Swirlydoos March Reveal and Blog Hop


Welcome to:
March Scrapbook Kit Reveal!

Thank you for joining our blog hop this month! If you came here from Swirlydoo's blog, then you are on the right track. 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 March collection:


Peggy's Bicycle



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 March 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 !!  
Yet another stunning kit this month!! I love the new Prima collection, Tales of us. Such pretty colors! This is seriously a kit you don't want to miss out on! And the Add-ons.....holy smokes! Perfectly coordinated!
When I see these gorgeous papers they say to me DISTRESS!!  I love to layer papers and do heavy distressing.  I will have a tutorial on April 9th showing how to pick and layer several papers for one layout. Stay tuned!

 This is the Magnetic Mini Album for the Project Add-on. You can find a tutorial on Snapguide on how I created the cover.
 
 These are the inside pages. I had to carefully remove some of the insert to all my chunky embellishments can fit. This way it can close properly.


 This cute fan came in the Main Kit. I knew exactly what I was going to do! I wanted to give a shabby Victorian look with the rich colors mixed with pinks. I first painted with thick gesso, the used paints from the Medium Add-ons. From there just did lot of embellishing with flowers from the Flower Add- on.

 Here is just a close up.

I made this page somewhat of a shadow box. I cut out the center of the framed paper and layered foam dots on the back. I then adhered it to another piece of paper. It gave about a .25 inch of depth to add thick embellishments in and out of the frame for lots of texture and dimension. As always you can find the butterlies and stick pins at my Etsy store, LittleScrapShop.

 This is my take on the monthly sketch. I just flipped it! Everyone can play in the challenge, so please come and join us!

Here is the sketch! A fantastic design by Begga!


You have until midnight, eastern time, March 30th to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on 04/1.  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 : GO THE


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