Thursday, March 21, 2013

Vintage Chic, Swirlydoos 2nd reveal

Hello everyone!! Today I'm revealing my last two projects using the Swirlydoos March Kit, Vintage Chic. This was such  a wonderful kit to work with. I love Prima Engraver line and all the goodies Krissy matched up! I know there are lots of it clubs out there, but this really is the best club. Not only are the kits amazing, but the forums are such a awesome place to be. :0)
First up, is a scrapbook page. The picture is my hubby and me on our 14th anniversary this past Christmas. Well, not Christmas, but the day! It's not very often that I scrap us. The reason being, one of us is always behind the camera. We were getting ready to go out for dinner, when my oldest daughter took some pictures of us. I think she did a great job! She got my good!!!
Always and Forever
I did lots of layering and distressing. I wanted a girly grunge so it could both be feminine and masculine.
 OMG!! I love love love the project kit this month!! It featured the Bobunny Day Planner AND extra inserts! I so NEED a planner! When it comes to birthday and addresses I'm so unorganized. Being the purple lover that I am, I had to incorporate it into something I plan on keeping for a looooong time!
Here is my cover....hope you like~
Thanks for taking the time!!
 Until my next post.....

Monday, March 11, 2013

Swirlydoos March Reveal and Blog Hop

Welcome to Swirlydoos' March Kit, Vintage Chic, Reveal Blog Hop Block Party!!
If you came here from Manda's blog, then you are on the right track. If not, go back to Swirlydoos' blog and start from there. We have some amazing projects for you to see today !! Make sure to leave a comment on all of the blogs for a chance to win!!! Check out Swirlydoos on Facebook and Like Us!!!

We also have a DT call for Educators!! As you know we have a kick-butt Education team and we are looking to add to our family. If you love to create tutorials and share your love of the craft with others, we would love to have you on our team. The deadline is looming!!! Please click on
THIS LINK to learn more!!
The opening project I'd like to share with you is my very first canvas. Stepping out of my comfort zone here!!
I was completely inspired by the Ultimate Designer Challenge Week 4: Create a Textured Canvas. All the entries were beyond amazing and I was motivated to try it out. I love the look and it was so fun to make. I've been missing out :)
Using the Black Gesso(love this stuff) that came in the Embellishment Add-on, I painted an 8x10 canvas. Once dried I used the Prima mask, also came in the Embellishment Add-on, and Molding Paste. When the molding paste was dried I went over the canvas again with Black Gesso and wiping it off. This made the mask design not so bright white. Then I went in with some Martha Stewart Metallic Paint brushing here and there lightly. I added in a touch of green with Silks Olive Vine paint.
Once it was all dry I added all the beautiful embellishments.
This is my Delilah on Valentines Day. While going through my thousand of  photo files, I came upon these photos. This kit is not themed at all but it worked! I went with the colors in her outfit....beige, black, white and pink. I did lots of layering and a bit of masking. Using molding paste and mixing in a bit of Dusty Attic  Dusty Pink paint, I created some texture. The pretty butterflies an item from my Etsy Shop. You can find the Wilted Rose Butterflies HERE.
Pretty Cute
This page was created using the Kit Sketch. My two youngest babies have the greatest relationship. So, when I first saw the sketch I knew exactly what pictures to use.The butterflies I used here I created while making this page. You can find these newest additions to my shop HERE.
Fun Times

Here is the monthly sketch created by Begga.

Here is absolutely gorgeous Vintage Chic Main Kit....
You have until midnight, eastern time, on Wednesday 3/13 to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on Thursday 3/14. 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 : for electricity
The party continues over at Heidi's blog
Have fun and thank you so so much for taking a peek!