Sunday, April 20, 2014
This week I'd like draw special attention to a this beautiful vintage layout! With the amazing photo, Carolyn was able to showcase the Lady Belle kit with vintage elegance that it was attended for.

Congrats, Carolyn (Meowgal).
Saturday, April 19, 2014
Hi everyone,
Here's my latest card using the gorgeous April kit.

And this is how it came together:

For my base card, I cut a piece of cream colored cardstock, 8.1/4 x 11.3/4, and folded it double.

For my first layer, I cut a piece of PP at 5.3/4 by, a little under 8.1/4 Distressed the edges and glued it to my base card.

For my second layer, I cut a piece of PP at 7.5 x 5.5 and then gave the top a little shape. (I had to do mine in 2 parts, because of working with my left-overs) Distressed the edges, but didn't glue it down yet.

The next layer was cut at 5 x 6 I distressed the edges and glued it to the blue lacey paper.

Then I cut this strip, which measures 1.1/8 x 12 PLUS that little barcode end.

Folded the strip around the 2 layers (the blue and the white) and at this point I only glued the
2 ends together. On the right side, I pressed it down to get a nice folding line, then flipped it over, and secured on the backside of the blue paper, with a drop of glue.

Then on the front, I added a drop of glue, under the strip, where the red mark is.

Then for a fun detail, I cut a strip of paper at 4 x 1.3/4 and I used a border punch at 1 end.

I cut 1 little part off, this is going to be a tag for my sentiment.

I slided this punched paper under the paper strip

On the cross marked spot, I added glue

and glued it together. The seam was rolled back under the paper strip.

Then I took 4 of these sprigs

fold them double - cut the loops - and glued them in place

I cut a piece of tulle at 8 x 5.5 (you can use cheesecloth just as well)

ruffled it up and tied it together with some twine and glued it in place. I also glued a string of the blue bling, like in the picture.

Then from corrugated cardboard, I cut some petals and made a flower out of it.

For my corrugated cardboard: I used the box our kits comes in. Cut a 6x6 square out of it, sprayed it with water, let it sit for a few seconds, and then peeled off the top paper layer, and there you have your own corrugated cardboard.

I rounded the petals a little by rolling the edges between my fingers. Then from the gorgeous bling that came in our kit, I cut a (dice) figure 5 out to dress up the center of the flower. Using some hot glue, I glued my flower in place, just like this.

Filled the cap with a tiny flower.

I inked up the little tag

wrote my sentiment on it, and glued it in place.

Then for detail I added some ink and gesso to my flower and added(liquid) pearls in the center of the bling

and of course, some on the top of my card as well.

and I called it done! I hope you like it.
Wishing you all a Beautiful weekend!!!

Friday, April 18, 2014
Thank you to all of the lovely ladies who joined us for our March sketch challenge! We have a winner, and it is this gorgeous layout:

Congrats, Kim Heard! Not only is this take on the sketch awesome, that picture is AMAZING!!!!!

Don't forget to join us for the April sketch challenge! ANYONE can play. :)
Monday, April 14, 2014
A HUGE "Thank You" to everyone who participated in our blog hop this past weekend. We truly appreciate all of your kind comments!

The winners of the April blog hop are as follows: 

Sulema Jimenez, you have won the Die~Namites gift card!

Robin B, this Authentique prize pack belongs to YOU!

Misha McClain, this Authentique prize is yours!

This "Be Youtiful" prize pack is going to Melissa S

UTs Hobby Time, you have won the acrylic mini album!

You lucky ladies need to send an email to within seven days to claim your prize. Please include your shipping address!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Welcome to:
Swirlydoos Kit Club 
April Scrapbook Kit Reveal & Blog Hop!

Swirlydoos is proud to bring you our beautiful April collection:


And check out these coordinating add ons that perfectly compliment our April scrapbook kit!

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*

 Never miss one of our kits again!

We have some absolutely beautiful scrapbook projects for you to see today !!  Make sure to leave a comment on all of the blogs for a chance to win!!! 

Make sure you've "LIKED & FOLLOWED" us on Facebook to get sneak peeks and coupon codes good for the brand new, must have CHA goodies in our online store!

Video Tour of the April Collection

Look what our designers have created using our Flower Making Project Add On kit! 

Our Education Team is going to show you how to create handmade flowers with ribbon and crepe paper. Be sure to go to our home page for a link to a video tutorial using the project add on!


April Sketch, created by Beggahuna, specifically for the Tiffany's Collection!

April's sketch prize winner will receive this prize:

This beautiful sketch is your inspiration, now get creating! Our April sketch challenge runs until May 15th, and is open to EVERYONE! Upload your layout into the "Tiffany's" section of the Swirlydoos Gallery and you will be entered to win the fantastic prize pack pictured below from Swirlydoos! Check the sketch challenge thread in our forums to see what the designers and other members have created using this sketch for inspiration!

And, now for the prizes to be won during the Swirlydoos Scrapbook Kit April reveal blog hop!!!!!

Swirlydoos and some of our manufacturers are proudly offering up the following prizes:

And, in other news, Swirlydoos is having a design team call! You are read all about it here: Design Team Call.

So, let's get started! Make sure to leave a comment on all of the blogs for a chance to win!!! 

You have until midnight, eastern time, on 4/13 to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on 4/14. 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.

The party starts at Maggi's Blog. Have fun!

Here is the order and blog addresses:









Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Swirlydoos Kit Club - Design Team Call

Are you passionate about Scrapbooking? Do you enjoy teaching and inspiring other crafters? Can you gab with the best of us? Swirlydoos Kit Club is looking to add amazing talent to our outstanding Design Team for a 6 month term that will run from our June, 2014 kit to our November, 2014 kit. We will be adding 2-3 fabulously creative Designers who are energetic, outgoing, talented, versatile individuals and who are committed to the beautiful art of scrapbooking.

 Our designers must be able to devote the time necessary to our community, to our members, and to their artwork. We are especially interested in designers who make awesome video tutorials!

This DT call will close at midnight MST on April 25th, 2014. 
This call is open to talented scrapbook designers all around the globe

Design Team Requirements:
  1. You will create a minimum of 4-5 layouts/projects, and as many cards, tags etc as you can per main kit sent to you.
  2. Create at least one tutorial of your choosing during your 6 month term, and add content to our tips, tricks and techniques area in the forum.
  3. Create a minimum of 3 “blank” cards during your 6 month term to send in to the home office.
  4. You must upload your projects to all major scrapbook galleries and blogs you are affiliated with, along with Facebook and Pinterest.
  5. Advertise for Swirlydoos kit club with Blinkies, blog banners, badges and other social media tools.
  6. BE EXCITED about being on the team! Be very ACTIVE on the forum and in our gallery!
  7. You will participate in our monthly blog hops.
  8. You will occasionally be asked to send us some of your completed projects for display at trade shows that Swirlydoos is participating in.

An ideal candidate for being on the design team will:

 -Have the ability to take excellent, clear pictures of projects
 -Be dedicated to promoting the kits and personal projects to social media on reveal day,      including Facebook  
 -Already have an active blog, Facebook and accounts
 -Be an active member of our community on the forums and commenting in the gallery at  least four times a week
 -Be willing to partake in design team duties and help with any other promotions or contests we  may have

If you are interested in joining the DESIGN TEAM - Send an email to "" with "DESIGN TEAM CALL" in the subject line. Include all of the following information:
  • Your name
  • address
  • telephone number
  • email address
  • blog address
  • any online galleries where we might see more of your work
  • YouTube address and or UStream Channel link,  if you have one
  • 3 samples of your current work that best reflect your style
  • a list of all design teams you have been on, past and current (prior experience is not necessary)
  • Please tell us what you consider your strengths (where you excel) and why you would make a good designer for the Swirlydoos community.

What you can expect from Swirlydoos:

An honest, fun, dedicated team who supports you and your art and encourages you at every turn.
A FABULOUS tight knit community of smart assed, super talented scrapbookers from around the world
CHA invitations and passes
Free monthly main kit for Design Team
Free monthly main kit
50% discount on all other kits and store purchases during your term

The new design team will be announced April 30th on our blog
Monday, April 7, 2014
Here at Swirlydoos, we LOVE challenges! 
We have many going on and many beautiful entries each and every month!

Our site-sponsored challenge is our monthly sketch challenge. This challenge runs until the 15th of every month and it is open to EVERYONE. So, even if you aren't a subscriber, you can still enter and are eligible for a prize. This is our current March sketch by the talented Beggahuna:

Look at this sweet entry by Ginny:

Click to view full size image

Our amazing designer, Angelica, also hosts a a butterfly challenge every month, and it runs through the 15th of each month as well.

Here is Angelica's Inspiration page:

And here is an adorable entry created by a long-time subscriber,Peggy:

Click to view full size image

We also have three member-hosted challenges each month:

Kimberly is our SGC hostess for April.
 Her challenge is titled "All About Me". 
Yup, time to get in front of the camera,ladies and gents!
 Click on the link above for the details. 

Look at Kimberly's beautiful inspiration page:

And our subscriber, Barbara has created an jaw-dropping entry:

Subscriber Peggy hosts this every month.The theme for April is "Spring Cleaning". Time to look through that stash for some long forgotten goodies! You do not have to use our kits to play. Signups happen before the first of the month, so it's too late to join for April, but please stop by and see the beautiful Monday reveals!

Our Subscriber,Stephanie is hosting the April Challenge. 
Click on the link above to read the details. First reveal is April 12th!

We hope you will come check out our very active forum here and come join in the fun!



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