Wednesday, December 31, 2014

More projects with the Dec Swirlydoos Kit Club kit.

It's time to bid 2014 a fond adieu!  Can you believe that when you wake up tomorrow it will be 2015?  Seriously, it seems like January 2014, t was just the other day.  I want to wish everyone a very safe and happy new year.  I hope that 2015 is a great year for you!

The Swirlydoos December kit was filled with gorgeous papers from Bo Bunny's Rose Cafe collection. Here I've  layered some scraps under the photo and added some journal pieces from the Rose Cafe collection Noteworthy Journal cards at the bottom of the photo.

I made the flowers using the Prima beads from the kit and Diamond Dust and stamen from my stash. I'll have a video tute on January 3rd to show you how to make these simple flowers.

Patterned paper:  Bo Bunny Rose Cafe collection:  Pink background - Rose Cafe,  brown and floral under photo - Espresso,  Rose Cafe Noteworthy Journaling cards
Diecuts and punches:  Alterations Tattered Floral, Martha Stewart Flourish Lace
Flowers:   handmade
Mist:  Lindy's Starburst Cosmopolitan Pink
Masks:  Prima Decor 1 & 2
Masking paste: 13 Arts  Ayeeda white gesso
Paint:      white
Other:  Diamond Dust, Prima beads, Darice stamen

I created the background on this layout by first tearing off a little strip of paper all along the edges of Bo Bunny's French Roast paper.  Then I inked and furthered distressed the edges a bit.  Next I stamped randomly with Mixed Media stamps and Stazon silver ink.  Then I did some masking in the upper right corner with a Prima Decor mask and Shimmerz Texturez.  I pressed some beads into the masking paste before it dried.  For a final touch to my background, I sprayed on some Shimmerzing Goldie Lox.  That just gives an overall shimmer to my background without adding much color.

I added a piece of cardstock to the back of my layout and I've used embossing enamel around the edges.


Cardstock: Bazzill Gem Onyx
Patterned paper: Bo Bunny Rose Cafe French Roast, Noteworthy Journal Cards,
Laser cuts swirls: Bo Bunny Clockwork Shapes
Embossing powder: Stampendous aged gold
Flowers: Petaloo Sugared Berry Cluster blue, Petaloo Jeweled Flowers Lavender
Ink: Stazon Silver, Distress Gathered Twigs.
Mist: Shimmerzing Goldie Lox
Masks: Prima Decor
Masking paste: Shimmerz Texturez Sandy Stone
Stamps: Stamper's Anonymous Mixed Media
Other: Prima Resins 572358, Bo Buny Film Sticker, Prima Beads - butter

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog! I sincerely appreciate it! If you are not a Swirlydoos Kit Clubsubscriber, please consider it so that you never miss any of our beautifully coordinated 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. Swirlydoos also maintains a Forum where everyone can share their work, tell stories and have a ton of fun! We have monthly challenges too so please come and join us!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Revealing the December Swirlydoos Kit Club Enchanged Evening kit!

Welcome to:
December Scrapbook Kit Reveal!

Thank you for joining our blog hop this month! 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.  Make sure you leave a comment on all blogs for a chance to win a prize! And, make sure you have LIKED & FOLLOWED Swirlydoos on Facebook!!!

Swirlydoos is proud to bring you our beautiful December collection:

Enchanted Evening

And check out these coordinating add ons that perfectly compliment our December scrapbook kit, and a special Christmas project!

Are you a subscriber? If so, your kit is on it's way if you don't already have it! If not, check out the Swirlydoos store to see if there are any December 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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We have some absolutely beautiful scrapbook projects for you to see today !!

Our kits always include a sketch and this is my take on the sketch.  Pictured is my sweet little Tisha.  She spied her ball on the table and was so cute sneaking up on the table to claim her ball!  The yellow flowers and papers are all from the kit, I added the pink flowers and white lace from my stash and the letters were in last month's kit.  The gorgeous pink roses are Primas and came from the Swirlydoos store.

This is a paper mache card keeper box that came in the technique kit, it was a fun project to do and quite useful.  I'm using it to keep my Christmas cards in but it would also make a great gift box.  I used Modge Podge on all my papers so that papers would wear well.  Everything is from the technique kit.  I did cut the letters and gold Christmas balls (embossed with gold embossing powder) with my Cameo.  

I kind of went crazy with the mixed media on this one!  I used a lot of masking paste and mists from my stash, on the background.  I really love the Blue Fern chippy that came in the embellie add on!  I painted mine with moonbeam Silks.

I love these sugared blooms from Petaloo!!

You have until midnight, eastern time, 12/17 to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on 12/19. 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 : You
The party continues over at Kim's blog. Have fun!

Monday, December 8, 2014

A Trio of Graphic 45 Christmas Tags!

How do you decide which of Graphic 45's beautiful Christmas collections to use?  I solved the problem by using 3 different lines for my trio of tags. That jolly fat man will be here soon and I need some tags to adorn my packages so I've been a busy little elf!

This first tag is made with Nutcracker Sweet from 2012.  I've used a Prima Julie Nutting doll stamps, Merry Nice, to accent my tag.  Then I created a swag of flowers with some small blooms from I Am Roses and Wild Orchid Crafts.  The holly leaves were cut with a Die-namites die and I've added some Lindy's mist and Stickles to dress them up.

This next tag is made with my favorite Graphic 45 Christmas collection; it's from 2013, Twelve Days of Christmas.  I used a 4 x 6 Graphic 45 tag and covered it with paper from the collection and then added a Spellbinder's Gold Majesty Circles diecut and topped that with a chipboard piece, trimmed out with gold braid, from the collection.  Then I added some Christmas greenery, a Petaloo bloom and ribbon, and that's all there is to it.  This one was really quick.

This tag was done with Christmas Emporium from 2011 I think.  First I stenciled on some snowflakes.  Then I cut two Spellbinders rectangle frames.  First I added a gold ribbon down the center of the tag.  I applied some gold embossing powder on the larger frame around the edges. Then I used white embossing powder on the smaller frame.  I layered these two together popping them both up with sticky foam. I added some Petaloo poinsiettas and diecut greenery.  Then a little tag from the collection and a bow.  I think it's nice and festive!


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