Thursday, August 14, 2014

Swirlydoos Kit Club August Blog Hop and Reveal!

Welcome to:
August Scrapbook Kit Reveal & Blog Hop!

If you came here from Angelica'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 August collection:

Wistful Blues

And check out these coordinating add ons that perfectly compliment our August 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 August 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*

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 Never miss one of our kits again!

We have some absolutely beautiful scrapbook projects for you to see today !!  
For my first layout, I used the August sketch provided with your kit.  I used a mask, included in the embellishment kit, behind the photos to masked the crackled effect.  Then overtop that, I used a Prima mask from my stash to stencil the white vines. I completed my layering behind the photo with a piece of Blue Fern's 12 x 12 Tangier panel chipboard included in the Embellishment add on. The panel has been inked with Prima pastel brown ink and then painted with glossy accents. The chipboard title comes in the main kit and I have heat embossed it with Stampendous aged gold from my stash.  I gave the background a few quick sprays of Lindy's Grab a Guy gold to make the page sparkle.

I gave the dark flowers and resin butterfly, both from the main kit, a quick spritz with Shimmerzing Goldie Lox.  I love the gold sparkle it adds.

This photo is from the Library of Congress and is of a child laborer looking out the window from a textile mill.  The chipboard is a Creative Embellishments chippie from my stash painted with Shimmerz Inklingz in pearl blue and accented with tiny metal circles from Embellishments add ons.

Here's my mixed media mania layout for the month!  I stenciled on the right with a mask included in the embellishments kit and then used Mixed Media Inx in wisteria to color the applied molding paste.  The rays on the left were done with Studio 490 gold embossing paste and a Tim Holtz mask from my stash.  I spritzed Lindy's Winter Jasmine Gold over the black base paper.  I used a dabber cap to apply Lindy's all around the cardstock base underneath the black base paper.

I sprayed one of the flowers lightly with Lindy's Winter Jasmine Gold.  There's a string of irridescent pink beads included in the main kit and I cut a few pieces of that to tuck into my floral cluster here and there.

I used Stampendous aged scarlett embossing enamel on the chipboard pieces from the embellishment add on.  Then I diecut some leafy branches (Sizzix) and dabbed on Gator Gumbo Olive to highlight the leaves and complete my floral cluster.

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, on Thursday, 8/14 to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on 8/15. 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 : PUT
The party continues over at Kim's blog. Have fun!

Blog Hop order:


  1. Maggie, what a pleasure meeting you this past weekend at camp! I really loved what you did with the layouts and your puppy dogs is so precious! The colors are awesome and the touches of gold at just the right touch!

  2. Oh my goodness Maggi.... when I saw you first page I was like... omg, how beautiful, when I came to your second one I was like... OMG...... I simply can't stop looking.

  3. Maggie, you do such lovely work. I always love visiting and always take away a new idea or two to use myself.

  4. These are breathtaking. I am in awe with the creations here. Great hop and I'm not even done yet.

  5. Beautiful layouts! I'm amazed at all the details and mixed media on your layouts!

  6. Maggi, amazing pages, love all your masking and medium work and that gold spritz spry on the flowers and butterflies, gorgeous

  7. Well, you got me at Chena; that sweet face and the background you created are perfect together!!!
    I love all of what you've done with color and texture and embossing; each page is uniquely stunning!!!!

  8. all three are amazing. I can't decide which I like best.

  9. I love your fresh takes on techniques!

  10. Beautiful creations!
    Great use of all the
    flowers and elements.
    Carla from Utah

  11. The LO with your pup is great and all that mixed media work, oh my!

  12. Such gorgeous work! Love all the details!

  13. All of your LO's are gorgeous, Maggi! The mixed media LO is fabulous!!!

  14. Wonderful mixed media! I love the lo with your sweet pup!

  15. Love the cute doggie pics! Beautiful layouts with such pretty details... great kit!

  16. Might just have to scraplift that doggie layout!!! :o)

  17. Such gorgeous and detailed layouts! They are truly stunning! all the best!


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