Friday, December 31, 2010

Reveal Day at Swirlydoos *Retro Tapestry*

It's reveal day for the Swirlydoos January kit 'Retro Tapestry'. What a kit to start off the new year. With is beautifully bold and vibrant colors yet with an elegant touch.

The pattern papers in the kit are soooooo pretty. You can get so many color combinations. As you will see from the blog post :)
I'll post a tutorial soon on how to make the flower at the bottom of the page.

The Dusty Attic gate didn't come with the kit. But, another perk about being a Swirly member is the Special Order forum. We ask and Krissy sets it up for us.

Just a close up of the corner cluster.

American Beauty
Green. I've never scrapped this much green on one page. Out of the 6 pages I did, this is no doubt my favorite.

For the bunched up tulle, I put a layer of hot glue then pinched the tulle into it.

I made the black flower using the water distressing method and sprayed with glimmermist.

As blue as the sky
I've been scrapping some of my older photos spiced up with photoshop. The Photoshop Forum is an excellent place to gets lots of tips and ideas.

Just a close-up of the details.

The Embellishment add-on has an awesome transparency sheet with birds and butterflies.

It's hard to tell from the photo but this paper has glitter. It's super sparkly IRL.

Using the liquid pearls and Dazzlers glitter for the Embellishment add-on I made the butterfly trail. When the liquid pearls was still wet I sprinkled the glitter on for a sugared look.

Totally love the transparent butterflies!!

This page was done based on the Exclusive Swirlydoos sketch.
When putting this page together I was thinking I didn't want just black and white. So, I thought I'd use DH favorite color, orange.

I added some diamond dust to the tips of the flowers and butterflies.

I really love the new stickers from Glitz. Yes, I said! They have a clear backing and little gems embedded into the plastic. So cool!

My boy
Here is the ultimate challenge with this kit. Making a masculine page. If you know me you know that I'm always at a lost when it comes to boy pages. I get stuck on what embellies to use because I refuse to put flowers and flourishes on my son's page. Well, only if his sisters are in the photo with!

I did a lot of tearing and water distressing to give a grunge up look. Overall, you can make masculine pages with Swirlydoos Kits!!

Be sure to get your Retro Tapestry at the Swirlydoos STORE!

Thanks so much for visiting!!!

I hope you all have a wonderful 2011!!!


Thursday, December 30, 2010

My Etsy Reopening and a Zva page

To bring in the New Year I've reopened my Esty Shop. I took a month and a half break for the holidays and now I'm ready to roll. Here are just a couple of items that I've listed. All in all I listed over 80 items. I'm excited to share with you what I have been up to. Head on over to my shop to see all items. Angelica's Little Scrap Shop

New to my shop are these Floral Corner Scrolls. Example how to use below.

I did this page for ZVA using their blooms. And figured I can make the scroll with my flowers. All the buyer would have to do is glue down to their page.

I've also added some different styles of handmade flowers. I love these little blooms. I've already sold a set!!

I've made some new stick pin designs. 25 to be exact :)

I've listed 20 new beautiful butterflies. This one is my fav!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!!! If ya get a chance browse my shop I have lots of lovely embellishments you don't want to miss..


Wednesday, December 29, 2010

December Zva Blog Hop Winners announced

We'd like to congratulate the FIVE December Zva Blog Hop winners! Their names will be found on the following blogs:

Angelica Franssen: **THAT'S ME!!! Scroll down :)

Windy Robinson:
Gail Lindner:

One winner from each of the 5 blogs will receive a Zva prize package worth $30.00. Congrats winners!

WOOHOOO!!! The random winner for my blog is:

Congrats Emily!!!!! Thanks so much for playing along and your kind comment. Please e-mail your addy for your awesome prize!!!


Monday, December 27, 2010

Zva Creative December DT Blog Hop

Zva Creative and the Design Team welcomes you to join us this month for a blog hop that we feel is always extra special!

There is now an added twist to our blog hops, YAY! As you know, Zva offers so many beautiful color groupings for pearls, flowers and crystals. We want to make sure that they shine bright for you, so each designer was asked to share a creation using a specific color or color combination on their blog hop project.

The Blog Hop begins at Kim Hughes' blog. She will have the complete list of all blogs that are participating in case there is a glitch along the way. If you would like to play along, just follow along the blog path. I am linking to one of the Zva designers and that designer is linking to the next and so on. Be prepared to be inspired along the way. Hidden on FIVE of the blogs is a Zva Creative prize package ...YAY! Winners will be randomly chosen after the hop is over, so it's important to leave a comment on as many blogs as you can along the way.

The Blog Hop starts today, December 27th and runs through midnight US Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, December 28th and the 5 winners will be announced on Wednesday, December 29th on each of the five winning blogs. The full list will be found on Kim Hughes‘s blog as well (linked above). We will do our best to notify each winner, but it's best if you can pop in to all of the blogs once again on, you never know what kind of inspirational creation that you may find there. All you need to do is leave a comment on this Zva Blog Hop do not need to leave a comment on each and every designer's blog post to qualify. The more times you leave a comment along the blog hop path though, the more chances you will have to be one of the lucky winners.

So Serious
The colors I was given to work with were blue or navy.

The blog hop begins here: Kim Hughes

Your next stop is here: Nancy Doren's Blog

Thank you SO MUCH for joining us

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Little Sister **ZVA CREATIVE**

Hello everyone! I hope you are all enjoying your holiday season. I know I am!!! The kids last day of school is Friday. Then, it's 20 days of sleeping in...well...maybe not on Christmas!!

Here is one of my December ZVA DT layouts.

Little Sister
I took these pictures on Delilah's 2nd birthday last month with this layout design in mind. I did a quadrant layout a loooooooong time ago and I thought it was time to do it again. I really love the way it turned out.

With the leafy branch I cut it in half and used a piece here....

and here. Then I placed some flowers to the cut ends. It's a good way to get your crystals on more than one place on your page.

Zva's monthly blog hop will be held on December 27th. Hope to see ya there :)


Thursday, December 9, 2010

Swirlydoos 25 Tags of Christmas

Swirlydoos Kit Club is giving away 25 stunning Prima Keepsake Ornament Boxes in the month of December! Enter for a chance to win yours on our blog( beginning Dec. 1st and each day after until Dec. 25th! Every day we will post a theme & example for that day's tag. You create a tag based on the theme posted, upload it to your online gallery with the title reading, "Swirlydoos 25 Tags of Christmas - (enter theme) tag". Leave a comment on our blog with a link to your tag and that's it! We will use a random number generator to pick one winner each day all the way up to Christmas!

Good Luck!!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Some news to share

I'm so excited to announce that I will be working another term with the BEST KIT CLUB there is!!! SWIRLYDOOS of course!! Not only is Swirlydoos a one of a kind club but we also have the most talented designers and members. It is such an honor to be working with Krissy again! Thank you Krissy and Lisa.

Along with renewing my term, we have two new design team members. Congratulations Lisa Valentine and Camilla Ekman. Please click on their names for their blog links so you can see how wonderfully talented theses ladies are.

Swirlydoos Reveals the last day of every month. Please visit the Swirlydoos website for more information and loads of inspiration.


Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Reveal Day at Swirlydoos *Divine Noel*

It's Reveal day for Swirlydoos December Kit "Divine Noel". No need to search on for that perfect Christmas Kit. Divine Noel has it all. From the new IOD and Bo-Bunny pattern papers to the new Prima and Petaloo Christmas vines. Everything you need to create such beautiful pages for your warm Christmas memories. With this kit I was able to bring out some of my old photos that I hadn't scrapped because I didn't have the right paper and embellishments. Enjoy!!

Merry & Bright
My boy and me.
I love the dark reds of the Bo-Bunny papers.

I misted the Dusty Attic Reindeers with Moonmist. Heated...then sprayed again to get layers of colors.

Aww, how I miss those little faces!!! They really do grow so fast. I love the look of the green and cream.

I made the poinsettia using my Cricut.

Just a little tip for those of you who don't have the Sizzix. I love Tim Holtz dies but don't have a the diecut machine. I found this shop on Etsy that sells precut die cuts from chipboard. You can find it HERE. I painted the chipboard and off whited, misted with green glimmer mist then inked the edges.

Tis the season to be JOLLY
My girls being silly....of course after they opened their presents...hehehe!

Just a close up of the layering and distressing I did with the Zutter. A must have tool if ya love to deep distress.

Spirit of the Season
These are my four kids and my two nephews. The smile on my nephew face is so!!
I just want to note that this page matches in real!! I don't know why it photographed with the embellishments looking so red!! Blah!

Here's a little tip.... the poinsettia was a bit bright to match these burgundy papers. So, what I did was painted the flowers with Candy Apple Glimmer mist. Then just reapplied the glitter with gold stickles.

I made the roses and sprayed with glimmer mist.

This is my dd last year. Sorry the photo looks a little washed out. With the weather we're having it hard to take a good photo. For this page I did some fussy cutting and applied with foam dots do give a shadow box effect.

Just a close-up of the fussy cutting and foam dot layering to get some dimension.

The Exclusive Sketch
Merry Christmas
OMG...when I saw this sketch the first thing I thought was HOLY CRAP TRIANGLES!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't remember ever using triangles on my pages. It took me about an hour....and lots of figure out how to draw the damn things!! Overall, I LOVE how this page turned out!!

Just a close up of my triangles. I wrapped some fibers around the trees and added some stickles to the edges. Placed some rhinestones and Viola a triangle Christmas tree...hehee!!

Be sure to head over to Swirlydoos to get your Divine Noel Kit.

Thanks so much for taking the time!!!!!!