Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Layout with the Sept kit from Swirlydoos Kit Club

This is a very special photograph to me.  Yes. its old and tattered, and, even though I tried to restore it a bit, it still shows the signs of extreme wear and tear.  But that's no matter, the photo is of my parents and it's one that my Dad has carried in his wallet forever. Now my parents have been married for 70 years!! and this photo was taken before they were married, no wonder the photo is well aged!

The Swirlydoos embellishments add on kit included a Kaisercraft transparency of photo negatives and I've cut the giant negative strip on my layout from that.  The main kit features Prima's Time Traveler Memories collection and I love the tags that are included with the papers in the main kit.  I've used one of those tags as my title, Together Forever.  I think that appropriate for a couple that's been married 70 years!

I did a little stenciling in the right corners using Prima mask Decor 1 and Shimmerz TextureZ in sandy stone.  I also lightly stamped randomly with a foam dots stamp using Claudia Hellmuth traditional tan and blank canvas acrylic paints.

Don't you just love the Blue Fern Studios chandelier in the right corner?  I painted it with Silks Emperor Gold.  It is not as red as it appears, photographing metallics can be so tricky!  We're having a challenge in the Swirlydoos forum to use a chandelier so I did this layout as challenge inspiration.  Please note that you do not have to use Swirlydoos kits or products to enter this challenge so come on over!


Patterned paper: Prima Time Traveler: base - Love, circle - The Traveler, stripe - Dark Lines, center strip - No. 70, large square - Tickets Only, square behind photo - Forever Roses, Tag Me - Tags and Tickets Set, Kaisercraft Art of Life Negatives
Chipboard: Blue Fern Elegant Chandelier
Diecuts and punches: Martha Stewart 3 Dot, Memory Box Large Ringlets
Flowers: Prima Millicent Vine - En Francais, Prima Sandbark flowers,
Masks: Prima Mask Decor 1
Masking paste: Shimmerz Texturez Sandy Stone
Paint: Claudia Hellmuth Traditional Tan and Blank Canvas, Sils Emperoro's Gold
Other: American Crafts Cork Stickers, May Arts Lace Ribbon

Did you know that Swirlydoos Kit Club sends out beautifully coordinated kits every month? Swirlydoos has been sending out top of the line and ever so elegant kits all over the world since 2009. I love getting a box of goodies that all work together so that I don't have to go out and search for things that coordinate.So many bricks and mortar shops have closed up that it's getting harder and harder to find a place stocking all the latest and greatest scrapbook goodies. While Micheal's and Hobby Lobby are great for supplies, you sure can't find the newest papers and embellishments in those stores.

If you are interested in receiving Swirlydoos monthly kits, please visit Swirlydoos Kit Club and click on Join Our Club on the left side bar. Be sure to mention my name, Maggi, when you subscribe because you will receive a 10% discount on your first kit AND a coupon for 30% off an entire purchase in the Swirlydoos store. Your Swirlydoos store purchases are always shipped free when shipped along with your monthly kit.


  1. What a beautiful layout :) The pic is a treasure, how awesome that you framed it in such a loving way <3



Thank you for leaving a comment. Your feedback is important to me! I'm always happy to answer questions, just leave them in the comments section and I will respond either here or leave me our email address.


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...