Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Swirlydoos May Kit Reveal & Blog Hop!

Welcome to:
May Scrapbook Kit Reveal & Blog Hop!

If you came here from Petaloo'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!!! Make sure you have LIKED & FOLLOWED Swirlydoos on Facebook!!!

Swirlydoos is proud to bring you our beautiful May collection:

Bohemian Spring

And check out these coordinating add ons that perfectly compliment our May scrapbook kit!

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 April kits or add ons in the store!

Has it sold out? - become a subscriber and not only will you never miss a kit again, but you'll also pay less for your monthly scrapbook kits!
*Mention this blog hop and save 10% on your first kit*

 Never miss one of our kits again!

We have some absolutely beautiful scrapbook projects for you to see today !!  

 I was immediately drawn to this colorful sheet of paper and chose it to use with this month's sketch.  I brushed on a little watered down gesso to tone the pattern down a wee bit as my photo was totally lost. I used Shimmerz Texturz from my stash  to mask a circle around the music paper circle.  Otherwise everything is from the main kit and addons.  The leafy swirls are Cameo cuts.

Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful

 This kit has so many possibilities, everything from grunge, see below, to girly like this layout. You can definitely go in alot of directions with this kit as you can see from all the really different layouts done by the design team.

Well we know that Swirlygirls are all about flowers so I thought that this floral paper was perfect to scrap this photo of me, Kim and Jan in Chicago, CHA 2011.   I added a doily from my stash, otherwise everything is from the main kit and addons.  I seriously  adore that  Prima Garden Sink that came in the main kit!


My dh and I were on a bay cruise in Naples, FL when this brown pelican just flew up and landed on the boat's rail and stayed there for at least 15 minutes allowing anyone to sit and be photographed with him.

I love the Izink that came in the Mediums add on, and that is what I used to make my drips.    I did discover that the ink can clog a little in the dripper but I just used a straight pin and it unclogged quite easily.  The papers, bling flower centers, and lightbulbs all came from the main kit.  I used metal flowers and chipboard from my stash to embellish this manly layout.  I used the liquid pearls in the main kit to randomly paint the metal pieces.  The gears are heat embossed with Stampendous aged bronze embossing enamel.


This is really a simple LO but I love the look. Of course having these two cutie pie photos of our grandson doesn't hurt that's for sure! Grandpa gave him a cool toy that makes noise when you press a button and he was delighted with that. In the one photo he is saying Ooooh upon hearing the sound. I cut and crumpled some of hte natural webbing that is in the Embellishments add on to layer under the flowers. I think that's a fun natural look with these gorgeous Petaloo botanica flowers.

So, let's get started! Make sure to leave a comment on all of the blogs for a chance to win!!! 

You have until midnight, eastern time, tonight, 5/6, to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on Wednesday 5/7. 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. 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 word is : it

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


  1. Maggi, I love all your projects, especially the man page! Fabulous job with the kit!

  2. My favorite is the Moments page, I just love the color combos. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Maggi, what beautiful layouts you have and I loved how you used the water feature and the hanging lights on another! Thank you for sharing! Just lovin it!!!

  4. Beautiful projects, Maggi! This kit is going to be so much fun to work with!

  5. Maggi, you made beautiful lo's! Look at you getting your grunge on! I'd have been scared that pelican would have pecked me :) Love all the textures you've got going here. Glad I joined.


  6. Maggi - love your LO's, great ideas, hmmmmmm.....
    BTW - what a cutie grandson!

  7. Wow Maggi.... I love your beautiful pages. And I'm in love with that masculine page. So so Awesome!

  8. Such beautiful pages! I loved the tips about toning down the brightness with the gesso [ I never thought of that before - it'll open up lots of new papers for me!] and the enameling on the gears [I adore the texture that you can get & I can hardly wait to do that colors]! Thank you so much for the inspiration & the chance to win the great embellies!

  9. Your pages are gorgeous! I love the masculine page I can never get one done! Love how you used the mixed media from the add-on has me thinking now that I should start getting them to! TFS! All the best!http://mybeaner.blogspot.ca/

  10. Gorgeous layouts and those are some gorgeous Swirly gals. LOL!

  11. Oh my you've been busy! I am amazed at the creativity of all of those project, very inspiring.

  12. You rocked working this kit! Everything seems to be represented from feminine to masculine. So beautiful!

  13. I seriously LOVE all three of these! We were just on a vacation in California last month and I fell in love with the Brown Pelicans! Just thought they were the coolest birds! But we didn't get a photo op like this! What a wonderful moment!

  14. Gosh this kit has
    so many gorgeous
    items in it, your
    layouts are so
    Carla from Utah

  15. Wow! Gorgeous project Maggi!!!

  16. Beautiful projects! I love the inspiration you are showing using the busy background papers!!

  17. Maggi beautiful pages and wow you really stretched this kit! Your Moments LO is awesome, I'm going to have to attempt to scrap lift it! Thank you, so inspiring!

  18. Grungy, check. Girly, check. Adorable, check. Most of all, I cannot believe how you've turned this collection into such a masculine page!!!! Maggi, your pages are stunning!!!!!!
    (See you soon :) )

  19. This is my second Swirlydoos blog hop and once again I'm amazed by all the incredible designs and layouts. I also learned a new phrase "scrap lift it", which I think I might do as well. Thanks Maggie!

  20. Gorgeous layouts, thanks for sharing your talent and some new tips , it may bring new meaning to some paper I have that is a bit "bright"

  21. Such gorgeous layouts Bradley's face is so cute and love all your details you've added in :) hugs Nikki

  22. Great projects. Can't wait to get this kit in my hands:)

  23. Wow, your layouts are stunning! I love the layering and flowers, thanks for the inspiration.

  24. Wonderful. Love the blooms and its arrangement.

  25. Your layout is just great -- love your colour choice. Thx for sharing

  26. Lovely work I bet you spent a hugh bunch of hours in your scraproom to create so many WONDERFUL pieces of art! They are all unique in their own way.....than you for the inspiration it gave me. Have a great week hugs Amy 😉

  27. Love the layers you have in your layouts! and especially love the layout with your DH!!!

  28. I love the pelican layout the best, even though the others are awesome too

  29. I love how you embraced the floral fun of this kit!


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