Sunday, October 31, 2010

Reveal Day at Swirlydoos November *Simply Irresistible* Kit

It's our favorite day of the month again!!! Reveal Day over at Swirlydoos. Our November Kit Simply Irresistible, it JUST that....Simply Irresistible. It's absolutely beautiful with the new Pink Paislee Parisian Anthology. It was so enjoyable to make our own colored papers with the resist backgrounds. Along with all the gorgeous embellishment and add-ons, this kit it a must have.


For the Dusty Attic piece, I painted with an off white paint, inked the edges with a light brown pad then added stickels.

The Swirlygirls are in for a treat. Video Tutorials!! Our very own Lisa has a brand new tutorial on how to use a corner punch to make a circular mat. Visit the Tutorial Section in the Swirlydoos Forums. This is one that you don't want to miss!!

Bright Eyes

To give the page more dimension I used foam dots sandwiched between the card stock and Dusty Attic frame.

For this Dusty Attic piece I used a foam brush and blotted with Gesso to give more texture. I lightly misted and added Diamond Dust in some areas. The tech kit came with Tatter Angels Mistable Crepe Paper. So I misted it, folded and stuck it behind the photo mat.

2 B Young

The resist paper is amazing!!!!!! Here I used Tim Holtz Distress ink and Tattered Angel's Glam. If you would like to see how to use these papers Swirlydoos has a Video Tutorial HERE.


Here is the Tatter Angels Mistable Crepe Paper again. I left it bare and bunched it up behind the mat.

I love this beautiful cameo. I tore the center out of the Petaloo flower and glued the cameo instead.

Face of an angel
This page is based on the Exclusive Sketch for Swirlydoos by Begga.

The main kit came with super gorgeous white fibers. I misted this trim to match the page.

My Sonny Boy

I used Lisa tutorial once again. This time I made the circle a ring and misted.

Thanks so much for taking the time!!


Wednesday, October 27, 2010

October Zva Blog Hop Winners announced

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

Jillian Deiling Cassity:
Veronica Goh:
Ingrid Danvers:
Teri Anderson:
Carole Maurin:

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

Monday, October 25, 2010

Zva Creative October DT Blog Hop!

It's time again for the Zva Designers to join together to share a project that we have created using some of our favorite Zva Creative products. I am hoping that you will take some time to join us for a little bit of fun again this month!

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, 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 5 of the blogs is a Zva Creative prize package ...YAY! Those blogs 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 now and runs through midnight US Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, Oct. 26th and the 5 winners will be announced on Wednesday, October 27th 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.


The blog hop begins here: Kim Hughes

Your next stop is here:
Carole Maurin Blog

Thank you SO MUCH for joining us


Friday, October 22, 2010

Swirlydoos Kit Club - Design Team Call

Are you passionate about Scrapbooking? Do you enjoy teaching and inspiring other crafters? Can you gab with the best of us? Swirlydoos Kit Club is looking to add amazing talent to our outstanding Design Team for a 6 month term that will run from our January, 2011 kit to our June, 2011 kit. We will be adding 2 fabulously creative Designers who are energetic, outgoing, talented, versatile individuals who are committed to the beautiful art of scrapbooking.

This DT call will close at midnight MST on November 20th, 2010
This call is open to talented scrapbook designers all around the globe

To read more about our DT requirements and how you can apply please visit us at:

Swirlydoos Design Team Call

Good luck to all that apply!!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

ZVA Creative DT October Pages

Hello everyone. I wanted to share my DT pages for ZVA Creative. I've used their newest items from CHA. You kind find the the awesome flourishes and blooms in bulk HERE

Dark Rue
For this page I used the pattern paper and some of the embellies from the Sept. Swirlydoos Kit "Mon Amour". The flourishes and blooms are ZVA. I altered the picture in photoshop to give it some texture.

Sweet Look
For this page I wanted to go with more of a clean and simple design. Not my usual, but I like the way it turned out. All the embellies are ZVA.

October 25th is our monthly blog hop. Be sure to come back for details and more inspiring DT projects :)


Friday, October 8, 2010

Round Robin Challenge at Swirlydoos

Hello everyone!! I want to share today a page a did for the Round Robin Challenge at Swirlydoos. I'm the first week so the next person gets to lift off my page. I used the pattern paper from the October Kit Lavender Escape. The embellies are from my stash and the pin is something similar to what I sell at my shop.

Sittin pretty

Thanks so much for stopping by!!


Thursday, October 7, 2010

Distressed Scallop Edges Tutorial

Hi all!! I'd thought a do a quick tutorial on how I make my distress scallop edges. There are plenty of other tutorials out there, this is how I do it!! It's really easy and leaves such an awesome look to your pages.

I use the Bazzill Scallop Cardstock as my template.

Place the template on the back of your pattern paper and trace.

Following your trace marks, cut out.

Ink the edges. I use Chalk Eye Chestnut Roon.

I usually use my Zutter to distress large edges. But since this is a tight area I use a little scraper. Just run it along the edges. You can also use scissors.

Turn your pattern paper over and ink.I always ink the back of my pattern paper when I know I may be folding over.

Mist the edges with water, Glimmermist or whatever kind of mist you have.

Now, just fold or pinch the edges. Heat for faster drying time.

This is what it looks like done.

When applying to your background paper make sure the scallop paper is dry. Otherwise it may warp.

Here I just alternated the scallops that I folded.

Hope you try this technique!!!


Wednesday, October 6, 2010

New Vines at my Etsy Shop

Hell all! Just wanted to share some new vines that I made and selling at my shop. Here are just a few. You can find others and details HERE

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, October 4, 2010

ZVA Creative DT Call

Do you have a thing for bling? Are you addicted to Crystal and Pearl flourishes and various cute or classic shapes and icons? Zva Creative has all of that and much more. If you love trendy blossoms, brads and gorgeous flower buds then Zva is the team for you!

Designers will serve a 6 month term (from
November 1, 2010 - April 30, 2011) with a possibility of an extension for another 6 months. We compensate generously with our products and we compensate well for published work. Open to all USA and International designers who are at least 18 years of age.

To apply, here's what you need to do:

Create either 3 layouts -or- 3 cards -or- 3 of any combination. If you are diverse and dabble in more than one category, that is wonderful, but not necessary, please feel free to show us your other talents. You can submit up to 6 projects, but 3 is required. Projects can be previously published and/or posted online.

We prefer that you use
Zva Creative products on your entry, but that is not a requirement. Our latest Summer CHA products are in stores now. If you have any questions please send an e-mail to

Please e-mail your entry to: by midnight (Pacific time) Monday, October 25. Please put "Zva DT Submission" in the subject line of your e-mail. Please attach the images of your projects and keep each image under 500 pixels (100k) Submissions accepted immediately. A Confirmation e-mail will be sent to all applicants. New designers will receive a phone call or e-mail on or after Thursday, October 28 and the announcement will be made as soon as all designers have been notified.

Please include the following information in your submission email:

* Your name, address, phone number and e-mail address
* Your blog link (if you have one)
* Your online gallery link(s)
* Message board(s) where you participate
* Link to your resume (if you have one)
* A list of design teams you are currently serving on (includes manufacturers/wholesalers, stores, challenge blogs, etc.)

Monthly Zva DT requirement:
3 layouts -or- 5 cards -or- 2 layouts/2 cards -or- 1 layout/3 cards
altered items can be substituted for layouts
(Projects will be uploaded to the Zva Creative gallery for you)

We hope this will be a positive experience for everyone and we appreciate you sharing your talent with us..

Thanks so much...we can't wait to see your work!