Thursday, December 8, 2016
Hi there ladies,

So December is here and is swiftly moving on, hope you are all getting your Christmas shopping done and your decorations up! In amongst all that I hope you are all saving some 'me' time to get some scrapping challenges done! And on that note that's why I'm here - to inspire you with your next challenge! Come and join us!

SKETCH CHALLENGE

We have a fabulous new look sketch for you this month created by our very own Kim!



Use this sketch with any of your scrapping goodies to create a layout and upload it to the
Facebook Gallery HERE to be entered to win a superb prize!
This challenge is open to EVERYONE.
Visit the Forum HERE to get details on the challenge.



Here is a layout from DT member Kim for your inspiration





ALL THAT FLUTTERS CHALLENGE

Here is a challenge for you ladies that receive the monthly kits, using your 'Market Street' kit
and Kit Add-ons create a scrapbook layout, OTP project, tag or card including any embellishment, stamp that ‘flutters’ somewhere within that project i.e butterflies, dragonflies, bees, ladybugs, birds, fairies.

Upload to the Facebook Gallery HERE and the Forum HERE.

Here is some inspiration from me!





I look forward to seeing those layouts/projects! :)




















Wednesday, December 7, 2016
                                                  This layout caught my eye straight away!
I loved how Rae treated her chipboard, used the distressed paper layers and the burlap ribbon with some ephemera popped in here and there. Also the vine wrapped around that beautiful photo!



Congrats Rae, your layout of the Week!

Oooooh look it's that time again!!! 


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

We're proud to present:

“Market Street”






*****See how you can win this kit below!*****


See this gorgeous collection up close & personal in our video unveiling with Jan! C'mon - she doesn't bite! (hard)



  Love it, right? Why not get one of your own? Let us 

"Inspire Your Obsession!"

 Never miss one of our kits again!


become a subscriber and not only will you never miss a kit again, but you'll also pay less for gorgeous, perfectly coordinated monthly scrapbook kits!
*Mention this blog hop and save 10% on your first kit*


 Each designer will post their complete reveal in the days immediately following our reveal. (and can be found in our FB gallery today) But for now, lemme tease you with a couple goodies from the team!






See what they did there? Magic. Well, maybe it's not "magic." Why don't you come check out our scrapbook tutorials & challenges. Most of our designers create tutorials on our forums & YouTube channel to show YOU how they work that "magic!"






Love Canvas Project Kit Video (part 1)

  Kim has put together another incredible video tutorial showing you how-to she use your November Project kit:



 Here is a close-up of Kim's project created in the video:


ANATOMY OF A LAYOUT

  Ginny has prepared an awesome step-by-step photo tutorial using the November Main Kit! You can find this tutorial (as well as other months) in the "Anatomy of a Layout" section of our forums! Follow along as she creates this beautiful page using the exact same kit you have!

  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!! 

November sketch, created by our amazing DT Member Kim Heard!

This beautiful sketch is your inspiration, now get creating! Our September sketch challenge runs until January 1st, 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.

SWIRLYDOOS FACEBOOK BLITZ!

This month we decided to change things up a bit, see if you're still paying attention ;-) You're still going to get to see what our FABULOUS designers have in store for you, but you're also going to get the chance to win THIS MONTH'S KIT!
*gasp... yes!*

(Don't worry subscribers!! We gotcha covered! If a current subscriber wins the contest, we will substitute this prize for your choice of either a CS, FLW, PP, MED, or DIE add on next month!) **limited to availability**

SWIRLYDOOS FACEBOOK BLITZ!

This promotion will run until midnight, eastern time, November 3rd . Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Facebook Page and on our Blog.  Here's all you have to do...

1. Like/Follow our Facebook page, and SHARE THE CONTEST POST! (must like/share to be entered at all) = 1 entry
2. Tag your scrappy friends in the contest post = 1 additional entry
3. Make any purchase in the swirlydoos store = 5 additional entries

4. Become a monthly subscriber = 10 additional entries

5. Refer a friend during the contest = 10 additional entries (if they subscribe).



CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE CONTEST POST



That's all I have for now, so thanks for stopping by. Don't forget, 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 (Kim) 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!

DT-KIM

Saturday, December 3, 2016
Hey Savages, Kim here with this Saturday's tutorial. Today I will be sharing several ways to alter your chipboard. In our November *Market Street* kit there were several pieces of chipboard to alter for your projects. Also, if you got in on the Swirlydoos Dusty Attic special order, then you are no doubt in chipboard heaven right now. 

So, now that we have all this delicious chipboard, whats a scrapper to do with it. USE IT, don't hoard it. I going to share a couple of Swirlydoos videos showing you several different ways to alter your chipboard for your projects.

Grab your chipboard, your liquid pearls, your embossing powders and settle in for some fun scrappy time with Swirlydoos and Youtube. This first video shows you how to give your chipboard a distressed faux filigree look.


You know what's hot right now? Watercolor, so why not give your chipboard a watercolor look. Check out this video:




Looking for something simple? What about a simple vintage look? 

Then check this video out:





These are a few ways to alter chipboard for your projects. Swirlydoos have more ways to alter your projects that we have shared on our YouTube Channel.. We also have some written step-by step tutorials shared here on our tips, tricks and tutorials forum

I hope you have enjoyed our Saturday tutorial. Please stop by the store and check out all the chipboard we have in stock, plus our past kits.

Happy Saturday

That's all I have for now, so thanks for stopping by. Don't forget, 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 (Kim) 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!
DT-KIM


Saturday, November 26, 2016
Hey Savages, Kim here today bringing you a different kind os tutoril Saturday. Today I'm going to share with you all the different places Swirlydoos is on Social Media and where we share all of our free tips, tricks and tutorials. 
These freebies are in the form of video or picture tutorials and they are for all levels of scrappers. For our subscribers, we have lots of ways to maximize your kit contents. However, we have lots of ideas on using your stash at home.Even our tutorials using kit contents can be easily translated into projects using your own stash..

So where do you you find all these great ideas? There are a few places. The first place is our Youtube channel. Make sure you click on the subscribe button, this way you will get a notification whenever we post a new video. Here is the link to Swirlydoos Youtube Channel. All the videos are organized into nice categories so you can quickly find what you are looking for.

Not into videos and want a step by step picture tutorial? Look no further, we have you covered with our snapguide tutorials. These are picture tutorial that take you step by step with a list of supplies to create the individual project. Snapguide allows you to go along at your own pace without having to press pause or rewind because you missed a step. Here is the link to Snapguide Swirlydoo Kit Club. Again, make sure you follow us so you will get a notification we we publish a new guide.

We also have lots and lots of tutorials on the Swirlydoos website in our forums. These tips and tricks have been around for a while. Some attachments have been lost in the server switch over  (the ink comparison attachment) we apologized for that. You don't have to be a kit club subscriber to access the forums. While you are there take a look around, you will love it. We have lots of fun challenges going on as well. Here is the link to Swirlydoos Forums tutorials-tips-tricks-and-techniques.
Now, if you are just looking for some scrappy eye candy then you have to visit/join our Facebook gallery. not only do our designers post their amazing projects, but our very talented subscribers as well. We are always looking to highlight our subscribers that post their kit work here (please no projects made from other kit clubs). Here is the link to Facebook Swirlydoos Kits. Just request to join and get your approval.

Swirlydoos is also on Pinterest. Our boards are loaded with kit and project eye candy. If you don't follow us here is the link to Pinterest Swirlydoos-scrapbook-kit-club-projects and Pinterest swirlydoos-scrapbook-kits. make sure you follow us :)

Lastly, if you didn't know Swirlydoos is on Instagram. Our designers projects are posted here and it is some amazing eye candy. However, we are always looking for projects posted by our subscribers. We want to see those hastags #swirlydooskitclub or #swirlydoos you never know when you may get a spotlight. Make sure you are following us, here is the link to Instagram Swirlydoos. We are looking forward to seeing your projects. 

Now you know where to find lots of Swirlydoos tips, tricks and tutorials, as well as some amazing eye candy. We want to see what you do with all this new found knowledge. Let's get to posting on these social media site. Remember we are watching ;).

Happy Saturday!!

That's all I have for now, so thanks for stopping by. Don't forget, 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 (Kim) 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!
DT-KIM





Saturday, November 19, 2016
Hey Savages we have a special guest on the blog today with a tutorial using the October project kit. Rae actually designed this this project kit and today she is sharing a video tutorial on her step by step process.

 Happy Saturday!

It's Rae sharing a video tutorial that I did f using their October project kit. The kit was built based on a project I designed a couple of months ago, and I was thrilled to be asked to do a tutorial to share with you. ☺

This project is so simple, and can be made in a matter of minutes! The most time consuming part is applying the Prima rub on transfer, but it's easy to do, and is stunning on the wood plank from Jillibean Soup.


With the exception of using embossing powder on the chipboard, everything you see comes in the October project add on kit, including ALL of those gorgeous Prima flowers. You can purchase this kit, as well as a wide variety of others in the Swirlydoos store

Check out the quick video tutorial here: 



Thanks for taking the time to stop by the Swirlydoos blog today!

~Rae
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Hi everyone. It's half way through November already!!!! If you haven't entered our challenges yet don't worry there is still plenty of time left to get your entries in.


First up is our monthly sketch challenge to get your inspiration going.


Use this sketch and any materials you like to create a gorgeous layout.
Check out the Forum HERE to get details on the challenge
And enter your layout HERE on facebook to be in to win :)

Here is a example by member Jenifer to get you started



Also this month we have the All That Flutters Challenge.

Using the October kit ‘Rose Garden’ and Kit Add-ons create a scrapbook layout, OTP project, tag or card including anything that ‘flutters’ somewhere within that project i.e butterflies, dragonflies, bees, ladybugs, birds, fairies

Head to the forum HERE to Enter

This is and example by DT Member Jan


I hope to see all your gorgeous creations very soon :D


Saturday, November 12, 2016
Morning everyone!

Its Ginny here with you today for the Saturday tutorial.

I am going to show you my step by step process of how I created this Altered Clipboard with the Swirlydoos October 'Rose Garden' Kit.

I love finding new ways to show off the Swirlydoos kits and create a 'layout' in different way. So this time I chose a A5 size clipboard to do my 'layout' on. Hope you like it!!



I have made a SNAPGUIDE TUTORIAL for this project here



                                           Here are some close ups of the project







This is a Design Team project I created for Swirlydoos Scrapbook Kit Club. 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 (Ginny) 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!








Thursday, November 10, 2016
Hi everyone.

The weekend is coming up and I have some great challenges to get your inspiration started for your weekend scrapping 

First up is our monthly sketch challenge

Use this sketch and any materials you like to create a gorgeous layout.
Check out the Forum HERE to get details on the challenge
And enter your layout HERE on facebook to be in to win :)

Here is a example by DT member Jan to get you started

Also this month we have the All That Flutters Challenge.

Using the October kit ‘Rose Garden’ and Kit Add-ons create a scrapbook layout, OTP project, tag or card including anything that ‘flutters’ somewhere within that project i.e butterflies, dragonflies, bees, ladybugs, birds, fairies

Head to the forum HERE to Enter

This is and example by Swirly Member Peggy

I hope to see all your gorgeous creations very soon :D


Hey savages, Kim here to share another layout I created with the Swirlydoos *Rose Garden* Kit. This kit was packed full of papers and embellishment from Prima Rossibella line. This is an amazing kit. Your pictures just really want to be on these papers. Once I started creating I couldn't stop.

Today I have a mixed media heavy layout.
I started this with a cardstock base. I like to do that when I am adding a lot of mediums to my paper. It helps to keep my paper from buckling, plus it gives it a stronger base. 

Next I cut and distressed the edges of 2 separate sheets of paper and glued them down. The top sheet got a quick coat of clear gesso, so my mist didn't soak into the papers. The I did some stenciling with 2 different stencils. I topped that off with some random stamping (I used a waterproof ink because I was going to do some misting next. Didn't want my ink to run).

Then I started layering my picture, flowers, lace and bling. Once I had everything in place, I started adding the art stones and prills. After everything was dry, I added some more mist with a paint brush.  

Here are some close ups:




That's all I have for now, so thanks for stopping by. Don't forget, 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 (Kim) 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!
DT-KIM


Sunday, November 6, 2016
Congratulations to Cheryl for LOTW for the first week in November! Cheryl created this beauty for the October Round Robin challenge. Wonderful distressing, punchwork, layers, and flower clusters. Beautiful!


Saturday, November 5, 2016
Hello, Swirly Savages. I am excited to share with you a video tutorial featuring the October project kit. This kit features a Jillibean wooden plaque, IOD transfer, and lots of Prima flowers. Sounds awesome, right?  

Rae, a Swirlydoos Design Team member, was the inspiration for this project kit and certainly the inspiration for my OTP. I used her technique to alter the Dusty Attic chipboard. Her tutorial can be found here. It's my favorite way to alter chipboard.

Here's my finished plaque.




Here's a close up of the altered Dusty Attic chippy.


A few more close ups.




Here's the video.









This a Design Team project I created for Swirlydoos Scrapbook Kit Club. 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 (Jan) 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!


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