Wednesday, December 30, 2015
This year is coming to an end, so let's take a look back at the 2015 kits. We are going to do this in 2 parts, starting with the first 6 months. 

January *Bejeweled* 2015 main kit
 This kit featured Blue Fern papers an chipboard. It was so much fun to work with. 

Here is one of my favorite layouts created with this kit. This is by DT Member Rae.




February *Artful Blues* 2015 main kit


This kit was filled with lots of Kaisercraft goodies.

Here is a favorite made with is kit. This was created by former DT Member Helena

March *Garden Romance* 2015 main kit


The main foocus oof this kit was all new papers from Fabscraps.


Here is a a favorite created with this kit. This was created by kit subscriber Jeannie

April *Passion Rose* 2015 main kit


Here is a favorite of this kit created by kit subscriber Debbie.




May *Spring Chic* 2015 main kit



Here is a favorite created by kit subscriber Peggy



June *Boys Night Out* 2015 main kit


Here is a favorite from this kit created by kit subscriber Helga




Haven't these been some amazing kits? Talk about some stunning projects.If you check out the boutique, there may still be kits or add ons available for purchase. 
 
This has been a look back at the first 6 months of 2015 kits at Swirlydoos. Come back tomorrow as we look over the last 6 months. 

Swirlydoos Scrapbook Kit Club has been sending out elegant, top of the line, perfectly coordinated scrapbook kits to scrapbookers all over the world since 2009! If you are ready to start getting perfectly coordinated scrapbook kits delivered to your door, please visit us at www.swirlydoos.com. mention my name (Kim) when you subscribe and you'll recieve 10% off your first kit AND a coupon good for 30% off your entire purchase in the Swirlydoos.com boutique.


Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Hello! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! It's time again to share more projects using the December Kit, All That Glitters. Even though Christmas has passed, those Holiday photos still need to be scrapped! So, I have one Christmas layout to share and a winter theme.

You gotta love all the pretty pinks that came in the kit. It was fun scrapping Christmas themes with the non traditional colors of red and green. I used the Snowflake paste to add some texture to the background. I didn't want the paste white because the background paper is light. So I added quite a bit of pigment powder to make it pink. Both the Snowflake Paste and Pigment Powder are from the Medium add-on.

 Here is my snowy winter layout! I first used the snowflake paste with a snowflake stencil. When that was dry I used modeling paste to add another texture using a Tim Holtz mask. Once I had my page all done I went back with some watered down gesso and did some splattering. Using Heavy Gesso I painted a thick coat on the flowers, butterflies and spray for that snowy look! That's always fun!

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 (Angelica) 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!


Thanks for visiting!
Monday, December 28, 2015
Hi, everyone! Even though the holidays are over, I've made an Advent calendar using the "All That Glitters" kit, along with some items from my stash and past kits. I love, love, love, the blues and pinks! 

The Advent calendar is from Kaisercraft. It's so funny- I thought that this Advent house was super awesome because it has all that extra space at the top, and I ASSUMED it was going to open up, which is ideal for giving the kids larger candies some days! Boy was I WRONG- The top of the house didn't open at all! That just would not do, so I modified it! I sanded the parts that would have normally been glued together on one side, and went to Lowe's and grabbed a small pair of hinges to create an opening at the top.


And this is what the inside of that opening looks like. I added some poinsettias from past Swirlydoos Christmas kits, as well some cotton fluff for the floor. Now, I have a space for larger Advent gifts, and no one is happier about that than my littles! 



Here's what the other side that doesn't open looks like:


I added some of the foil ornaments from the specialty paper, and some pearl strands. I kept the design of the boxes pretty basic, using Tim Holtz metal number circles. The frame is from the dollar bin at Michaels- I used two different embossing powders on it to achieve that effect. The image inside the frame is from the kit papers. 


Here are the view from the sides:

The side without any boxes had a Memory Box window die, and a Tim Holtz metal wreath from a  past kit. 





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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 (Rae) 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!






Sunday, December 27, 2015
The layout of the week this week goes to 

Barbara Pollack - Congratulations!!!!

This week Kathi we offer a layout for December Sketch Challenge "All That Glitters". Thank you for your participation and sharing.




Congrats Barbara !!!!!
Saturday, December 26, 2015
Happy Saturday! For those celebrating Christmas, I hope your holiday was wonderful, and that you can sneak in some tutorial viewing today!

We recently received oil pastels in a project kit, we've had some people ask about what the difference between pastels and gelatos are. So, I decided to do a comparison video of the two media so you can see the differences. Check out the video here:


Thanks for check out the blog today!

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 (Rae) 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, December 24, 2015
Hi everyone - Merry Christmas Eve!!!
Today I have more projects I made with the December 2015 Kit - All That Glitters.


To make this layout I started by applying texture paste though a circle stencil from my stash, then I added colour with the Pearl Ex mica powder in Rose Gold from the mediums add on kit along with some pink sprays from my stash. I coloured the Blue Fern Winter Dangles Chipboard (from the embellishment add on kit) with Inka Gold in Gold, I also mixed some water with the Inka Gold to flick on my background.  I used the Kaisercraft Sliver Bells Papers in Merry Xmas, Frosty and the coordinating sticker sheet. To embellish I used Petaloo Mini Burlap flowers in Antique Red and Vintage Velvet Mini flowers in White from the flower add on kit, plus a few flowers from my stash. From the embellishment add on kit I used the Pink Organza ribbon and the Kaisercraft pearls in Rose, the Darice Pink doily tape is from the main kit. From my stash I used white wire trim, gold leaves, chipboard title, cheesecloth and extra flowers.






With what was leftover from my kit I put together these cards. I'm starting to make more cards lately, it is a great way to use up the bits and pieces that are left over after making layouts. Plus I don't used any mediums on my cards so they are quick and easy.

For this first card I used the Prima Victorian Christmas white leaves from the Flower add on kit, the Prima Grey Trim, Berries from the Sliver Berry Spray, Rhinestone trim. Plus I used some grey flowers from my stash.



On the second card I used Petaloo flowers from the flower add on kit, Bo Bunny lasercut snowflake chipboard, Berries from the silver berry spray, Grey lace, Rhinestone trim and sliver rhinestones.

As always, 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 (Bec Genet) 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!

Thank you for stopping by. Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and Safe Holidays
xoxoxoxo

Bec

Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Hi everyone!! Can you believe that Christmas is almost here??!? I have a quick tutorial for that last minute gift. Or just to spruce up gift cards (or cash) instead of the plain envelopes.

You can find the tutorial HERE on SnapGuide! Merry Christmas!


Monday, December 21, 2015
I hope you are enjoying your December Swirlydoos kits by now. "All that Glitters" is a definitely a sparkly, glittery kit. Now, I've had more time to create so I'd like to share more layouts made with this beautiful kit.

For this first one, I tackled the round die cut wreath. I say tackled because usually the 12x12 die cuts are a challenge for me. I don't like to just mount them on cardstock whole and scrap over the top of them. I'd rather alter or modify them in some way.

Here, I had the wreath hanging off the lower corner of the cardstock. I added some subtle inking with the Prima reverse brick stencil. The ornaments were fussy cut and added around the picture along with some of the silver leaves and the pink leaves from last month's kit. Watered down gesso was splattered all over to mimic snow. The photo was converted to gray scale so the colors in it would not clash with the pink and blues of the papers.


Here's a close up of that gorgeous ribbon with the bling.

I added a wooden word over the top of the ribbon using gloss medium.


Here's my second one featuring a picture of my son way back in December of 1994. I distressed along the middle of the white lace paper and added some blue underneath. A loooooong time ago we received some angel wings in a Swirlydoos kit. I finally found a layout for them! I cut the feather wings in half and used them under the picture. The flowers are from the Swirlydoos store and the velvet leaves are from the current kit.


Here's a few close-ups of those amazing angel wings.


I added a few small doilies from a past kit to add some layers under the picture.


Another wooden word title added on top of the flowers.



Here's my last layout for the second reveal. A lot of fussy cutting here. This may be my last layout with this kit. If so, stay tuned for the "Scrap your Scraps" tutorial!



These are Design Team projects 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!”





Sunday, December 20, 2015
The layout of the week this week goes to 


Kathi Simmons - Congratulations!!!!

This week Kathi we offer a layout for December Round Robin round 2 Team 2. Thank you for your participation and sharing.



Congrats Kathi !!!!!
Friday, December 18, 2015
Hi everyone, it is my turn to make a Saturday video tutorial.
Today I have a layout tutorial featuring the December 2015 Kit - All That Glitters, I decided to make a Christmas layout but I didn't end up using a Christmas photo, oops. Oh well, although this is a Christmas kit it is very versatile and a variety to projects are possible.
Here is my video - I hope you enjoy it






Materials I've used are from the December 2015 kit
Kaisercraft Sliver Bells Papers - Baubles, Good Wishes and the sticker sheet
The Kaisercraft wooden snowflake from the project add on kit.
Prima and Petaloo flowers from the flower ad on kit.
Pearl EX powder in Silver and Rose Gold , Kaisercraft Festive Quarters Stencil and Finnabair Snowflake paste all from the Mediums add on Kit.
Plus embellishments, Ribbons and bling from both the embellishment add on kit and the main kit.

As always, 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 (Bec Genet) when you subscribe and you’ll receive 10% off your first kit, AND a coupon good for 30% off your entire purchase in theSwirlydoos.com store!

Thanks for visiting, see you next time
Hello dear creative woman.
Here is my second reveal with December kit ALL THAT GLITTERS.

This month if I had fun with the wonderful kit. I loved it. You know even though I'm the Grinch I love to have fun in the holidays.

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In this layout I used in Main kit : 
Paper Kaisercraft Silver bells collection Baubles - Good Wishes
3D Lumiere turquoise
Embellishment Kit:
Bright branch
Kaisercraft Silver bells collection Sticker
Valenciennes Col Stella of Prima
Hanging Ornaments Project Kit:
Etreme Glitter Acrylic Paint SilverPattern Paper:
Paper Kaisercraft Silver bells collection Joy - Merry Christmas
My stash:
Gesso White Liquitex
ColourArte Radiant Rain Apple Blossom



All That Glitters Dec. All That Flutters Challenge

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In this layout I used in Main kit : 
Paper Kaisercraft Silver bells collection Carol
Vintage Velvet Poinsettia White
Glitter Glue silver of Scrappy cat
Silver ribbon of mayarts
Bobunny snowflake Chipboard
Embellishment Kit:
Kaisercraft Silver bells collection Sticker
Diamond tape 
Signature Flower Kit :
Leafs Victorian Christmas of Prima
Vintage Velvet Minis White of Petaloo
Mini Paper blooms Iceberg
 Of Kaiser craft
Pattern Paper:
Paper Kaisercraft Silver bells collection Joy - Merry Christmas
Dies of month:
Snowflake of Kaisercraft
My stash:
Gesso White Liquitex
ColourArte Radiant Rain Teal Zircon - Bashful Blue



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In this layout I used in Main kit : 
Paper Kaisercraft Silver bells collection Frosty
Darice lace little pink
Silver ribbon of mayarts
Embellishment Kit:
Pink Ribbon of Mayarts
Leaf ivy Bay of Prima
Darice Sparkle Tape Silver
Kaisercraft Silver bells collection Sticker
Pearls Rose of Kaisercraft
Signature Flower Kit :
Vintage Velvet Minis White of Petaloo
MIni Burlap Antique Red of Petaloo
Pattern Paper:
Paper Kaisercraft Silver bells collection Joy - Merry Christmas
My stash:
Primary Element Arte Pigments Pale Porcelain

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In this layout I used in Main kit : 
Paper Kaisercraft Silver bells collection Good Wish
Darice lace little pink
3D Lumiere turquoise
Silver Pipe cleaner
Mirrors of Darice
Embellishment Kit:
Leaf ivy Bay of Prima
Kaisercraft Silver bells collection Sticker
Bright branch
Hanging Ornaments Project Kit:
Darice Gemz Silver dash
Signature Flower Kit :
Leafs Victorian Christmas of Prima
Vintage Velvet Peonies Teal
Pattern Paper:
Paper Kaisercraft Silver bells collection Joy - Merry Christmas
My stash:
Gesso White Liquitex
ColourArte Radiant Teal Zircon
irRESISTible Teal Zeal




Swirlydoos Scrapbook Kit Club has been sending out elegant, top of the line, perfectly coordinated scrapbook kits to scrapbookers all over the world since 2009! 
Since most of our local scrap stores have been forced to close up shop, finding a trusted place to purchase supplies (without paying a ton in shipping) has gotten more and more difficult each year. 
 You can actually save time and money by joining a monthly scrapbook kit club, and having a luscious box of already coordinated scrappy goodness delivered right to your door.

 With Swirlydoos Kit Club you can be confident that you’re getting great value for your money on brand new, quality scrapbook supplies! 
Swirlydoos even offers free shipping on all store orders when they ship to a subscriber with their monthly kit! 
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Be sure to mention my name Cindy Brown 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!

Thank you for visiting. I love your comments .
Please feel free to visit my blog for regularly projects and videos.

Have a nice day, Cindy Brown




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