Thursday, September 21, 2017

August Swirlydoos "Sunshine" Kit Reveal



Our August scrapbook kit has just hit the pavement, and we know you're gonna LOVE IT!

We're proud to present:

“Sunshine”

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Each designer will post their complete reveal on the Swirlydoos Blog in the days immediately following our reveal. But for now, lemme tease you with a couple goodies from me!

Here's my Granddaughter truly "Sunkissed"; scrapped with the incredible Main Kit. I've shown how it all came together here with a Snapguide Tutorial.

Speaking of Snapguide, this is the layout that I made with some of the flowers created for September 9th's Saturday Tutorial. (Here's a link in case you missed it.)

This kit is perfect for vacation photos!

And here's what I did with the Project Kit.



There will be a more detailed post telling you all about how these projects came together on Tuesday, September 26.


Make sure you stop by our other designers blogs for more monthly inspiration:
Kim
Peggy (That's Me!)


We have a great lineup of video tutorials, as well as step-by-step photo tutorials for you this month!
If you haven't already, (stern look) be sure you're connected with us on all our various social media outlets so you never miss a (free) learning opportunity. 


SKETCH CHALLENGE!!


August sketch, created by DT Member Kim Heard

This beautiful sketch is your inspiration, now get creating! Our August sketch challenge runs until September 30th, and is open to EVERYONE! 

Upload your layout into the "Sketch" section of the Swirlydoos Facebook Gallery and you will be entered to win a fantastic prize from Swirlydoos! 
Check the sketch challenge thread in our forums to see how others were inspired by this same sketch.


If you’re ready to start getting perfectly coordinated, top of the line scrapbook kits delivered to your door, please visit us at www.swirlydoos.com. Mention my name (Peggy) when you subscribe and you’ll receive 10% off your first kit, AND a coupon good for 30% off your entire purchase in the Swirlydoos.com store!

 

Friday, September 1, 2017

Catch of the Day - For the September All That Flutters Challenge at Swirlydoos



I've created this page for the September Swirlydoos All That Flutters Challenge where this month, it's all about The Great Outdoors. I'm claiming that the butterflies that are part of the pattern of the New York Headlines sheet count as the flutterbies if only because the design of this paper makes such a wonderful setting for my granddaughter's pride in her catch.


I've created a pretty simple design, using doilies from a past kit, burlap from my stash, "rulers" cut from the Postcards for Pennies sheet, another ruler from the Embellishment Add-On and blooms from the Main Kit and the Flower Add-On, all tied together with a scattering of the Prima brads, again from the Main Kit.


Supplies

*Swirlydoos July 2017 "Sprocket" Kit*
Scrapberry's - Words Live Forever Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - New York Headlines #SCB220609301
Scrapberry's - Words Live Forever Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Postcards for Pennies #SCB220609309
Kaisercraft - Paper Blooms - Flower Embellishments - Ruby #F636
Prima - Sunrise Sunset Collection - Mechanicals - Vintage Trinkets - Metal Embellishments - Brads #960384

*Swirlydoos July 2017 Cardstock Add-On*
Darice - Core'dinations - 12 x 12 Foundations Smooth Cardstock - Deep Navy

*Swirlydoos July 2017 Flower Add-On*
49 and Market - Floral Mixology Collection - Paper Flowers - Assorted Sizes - Ocean Breeze #FM-85762

*Swirlydoos July 2017 Embellishment Add-On*
Maya Road - Ken Oliver - Metal Embellishments - Vintage Crafting Tools #VF3313

*Swirlydoos July 2016 "Moments Captured" Kit*
Petaloo - Printed Darjeeling Collection - Doilies - Craft Brown

Other Supplies
Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Walnut Stain
Burlap

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The Men in Our Lives - A Few Cards for the September Swirlydoos Card Challenge



I'm now hosting the Swirlydoos Card Challenge; this month, it's all about "The Men in Our Lives"! Curious? Why not stop by and see what it's all about?

Here are the cards that I created as examples (there's a supply list at the end of the post):


My first card features a few of the bits that were included in the "Sprocket" Embellishment Add-On, along with a few of the goodies that came in the Mediums Kit. I cut a piece from the Scrapberry's Records paper that would measure 1/4" more than the 7 Gypsies Junque Garage sticker and inked the edges. The sticker was adhered to a thin piece of chipboard (actually a cereal box) and glued to the base. The chippies were all coated with Crackle Paste and allowed to dry. Next, I covered them with the Inka Gold and allowed it to set overnight. To complete the "rusted" look, I dusted them all with Artisan Powder and glued them to the card.


The second card certainly fits the phrase "quick and easy". I cut a piece of cardstock to 4"x 6" and a piece of the Memos paper just a bit smaller. After inking all of the edges, I glued them together, with another piece of cereal box in between to give them a bit of dimension. The pocket watch was fussy cut from the Stopwatch sheet and inked. Next, I made a chain from some of the jump rings that came in the Project Kit. After using some foam tape to adhere the watch to the card, I attached the chain to the top with a brad from the Main Kit. A few wood bits from the May 2016 Embellishment Kit and I was done.


Well, we can't forget the little guys in our lives, can we? My grandsons' love of dinosaurs gave me this idea for an incredibly fun and easy card. I simply cut and scored a bit of cardstock and glued pieces of the packaging from the 7 Gypsies Junque Garage stickers that I had cut to size and inked. Before adhering these pieces, I poked some holes on the sides to fasten my brads. The dinosaurs were cut from scraps on my Cameo and attached with foam tape to make them "pop". To finish my card, I simply printed my sentiment on cream cardstock, cut and inked the words and again, gave them a "pop" with foam tape.

Not only were these cards were so quick and easy to create; they were a great way to use up my scraps. I hope I've inspired you to make some cards for the men in YOUR life!

Supplies

*Swirlydoos July 2017 Sprocket Kit*
Scrapberry's - Words Live Forever Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - 7th Street Library
Scrapberry's - Words Live Forever Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Records
Scrapberry's - Words Live Forever Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Memos
Scrapberry's - Words Live Forever Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Stopwatches
Creative Embellishments - Laser Cut Chipboard - Mini Gears 3/4"
Prima - Sunrise Sunset Collection - Mechanicals - Vintage Trinkets - Metal Embellishments - Brads #960384

*Swirlydoos July 2017 Cardstock Add-On*
Darice - Core'dinations - 12 x 12 Canvas Texture Cardstock - Java Bean

*Swirlydoos July 2017 Project Kit*
Darice - Jewelry Designer Jump Rings - 18 Gauge - Antique Copper - 8mm

*Swirlydoos July 2017 Embellishment Add-On*
7 Gypsies - Architextures - Junque Garage Stickers #7G25033
Creative Embellishments - Laser Cut Chipboard - Mantle Steampunk Gear Timepiece

*Swirlydoos July 2017 Mediums Kit*
DecoArt - Media - Crackle Paste - White 4oz #DMM17
Viva Decor - Inka Gold - Metal Gloss Paint - Lava Red #915
Prima - Memory Hardware - Artisan Powder - La Chapeliere #991203

*Swirlydoos May 2016 Embellishment Kit*
Hampton Arts - Jillibean Soup - Wordfetti - Wood - Celebrate

Other Supplies
Ranger - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pad - Ground Espresso



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If you’re ready to start getting perfectly coordinated, top of the line scrapbook kits delivered to your door, please visit us at www.swirlydoos.com. Mention my name (Peggy) when you subscribe and you’ll receive 10% off your first kit, AND a coupon good for 30% off your entire purchase in the Swirlydoos.com store!