Monday, January 27, 2014

Layouts with the Shabby Chalet Kit, Swirlydoos

 Hi everyone! I'm excited to share two more pages I made using the Swirlydoos January Kit, Shabby Chalet. I just loved this kit! The Fabscraps papers are so pretty and easy to work with!
For this page I wanted to do a monochromatic color scheme. So, I just used the gray-ish papers and embellishments. I first did all the deep distressing then painted on some gesso. Once dried I added some mist and molding paste. Then from there just layered up on the paper and embellishments.

 Here I wanted a softer more elegant feel and went with the light pink and green. I have a collection of vintage images and just HAD to use this lovely picture of a Ballet Dancer. I  did some light distressing and misting. The papers are sooo pretty it was hard so cut them up. So, I used larger pieces and less embellishments.

Be sure to come visit again on February 5th for the February reveal and blog hop! I'll be doing Anatomy of a Layout and here is a sneak peek!

Thanks for taking the time!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Help Swirlydoos win a small business grant!

FedEx is awarding grants of up to $25,000 in the FedEx Small Business Grant Contest and I just viewed Swirlydoos, LLC's profile. Help your favorite small business win by voting for them! Go to to vote or enter a small business for your chance to win up to $25,000.


Thursday, January 9, 2014

Swirlydoos' January Kit Reveal and Blog Hop

Welcome to Swirlydoos' January Kit Reveal Blog Hop Block Party!!
If you came here from Swirlydoos' blog, then you are on the right track.  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!!!
Are you a subscriber? If so, your kit is on it's way! If not, check out the Swirlydoos store to see if there are any January kits or add ons in the store!
OMG!! I love this kit! The mix of colors are so pretty and feminine. I couldn't wait to jump in and start distressing fav thing to do  :O)
Pink and Cream....a shabby combination I adore. I've been waiting for the perfect kit to scrap this vintage photo. I used two of the same papers and layered them. Cutting the middle out of the bottom and placing on the top piece with foam dots for dimension.
The butterflies I used on this page are called Wilted Rose and you can find them HERE.
 The blues in the kit are gorgeous. They have a hint of gray and work perfectly with the gray Prima Flowers in the Flower-Add on. The butterflies are one of my newest addition to my Etsy shop. I digitally made them to coordinate with the kit. You can find them HERE.
 This is my sketch page. I have a hard time scrapping tiny photos, so I went with one large. I did some machine stitching and misting. I also inked the paper before using a mask and molding paste. These butterflies I also created to match the kit and you can find them HERE.
 The monthly sketch designed by our sketch artist Begga
You have until midnight, eastern time, on Thursday 1/9 to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on Friday evening 1/10. 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 oh so shabby main kit, Shabby Chalet
 and the fabulous add-ons.

****My special word is : Silence
****The party continues over at Paulien's blog.
Hope you get inspired along the way!