Thursday, August 29, 2013

Swirlydos 2nd Reveal, Passion Berry Kit

Hello everyone! Today I'd like to share two more projects using the gorgeous Passion Berry Kit.

First up is a card. I'm not much of a cardmaker. I find it hard to work on such a little space. But, Paulien gives us step by step card tutorials and I get inspired. To see these tutorial please visit the It's All About Cards Thread.  So, here it is.....sweet and simple!

 Next up is a book box I altered. I LOVE these paper machete faux books! I have like 10 of them in different sizes, sitting waiting to be played with! I just painted it with gesso, sprayed with glimmer mist and prettied it up with the kits papers and embellishments. Don't you just love the fence...super cute!


Hope I've inspired you!!!

Monday, August 5, 2013

Swirlydoos' August Kit Reveal Blog Hop

Welcome to Swirlydoos' August Kit Reveal Blog Hop Block Party!!
If you came here from Paulien'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!!!

The IOD papers in the kit are just stunning!!! I love the burgundy and cream. So for this page I added a touch of black to have burgundy pop. I did a bit of fussy cutting from the cut-out sheets.
 With this page I went totally girly! I love to scrap soft pinks and creams. I hand made the vine and digitally created the butterflies just to match this kit. You can find both at my Etsy Shop. I've used this photo of my little girl before on other layouts. The DT was discussing using photos more than once. I don't mind it. I mean, who's to say you can't. What is your take? 
 This is my take on the sketch. With my kits I always start with the sketch first. It get my creative juices flowing. Then I'm able to jump right into my other projects.
 Here is the exclusive August sketch.

You have until midnight, eastern time, on Wednesday 8/7 to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on Thursday 8/8. 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.
Here is the gorgeous August Collection, Passion Berry.

My special word is : BRINGS

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