Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Check out this Promotion dreamed up by Mr. Swirlydoos!  He's decided to run this little ditty - and he felt the need to tell me about it at 4o'clock this morning... !mistrust   I won't hold it against him though, it's an AWESOME promotion! CHECK IT OUT!!









Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Every other Wednesday I'm going to feature a Swirly Sisters Blog. These ladies are super talented and work wonders with Swirlydoos Kits.

This week our featured Blogger is Denise A.K.A Keebler
Please stop by and visit her blog for loads of inspiration: Vintage Scrappin

Totally Gorgeous

Denise used the oh so pretty Shabby Ambition Kit paper and Lisa's Retro Flowers technique.

Thank you Denise for sharing your gorgeous pages with us.
Monday, August 23, 2010

Babies are the most precious angels of all. And when they are sleeping...Well you just want to squeeze them!! Our LO this week is from Mary aka mariellen. It is just beautifully gorgeous. Here is what Mary explained about the work on her LO.
"On this layout I did a whole lot of fussy cutting, sanding and distressing. I used my teeny tiny hole punch to make the border around the brown scalloped circle. I then used a bigger hole punch to the center of each scallop to weave the tulle through. I then printed off some butterflies and added Stickles and Mod Podge to give them a lil shine and strength. I used a Wilton doily and inked it green and added brown chalk to the edges. For the alphas I used my Cricut to cut them out in triple then glued them together, chalked them and added diamond Stickles. It was a fun layout to do..a little different then my normal style of scrapping."

Well, looks like Swirly Style to us!! Thank you so much for sharing all of your techniques on this LO.
For those of you afraid to cut up beautiful paper...
Dont be afraid...
You may end up with a beautiful creation like Mary's "Hush Lil Baby"!!
And that would be a wonderful thing!!
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Are you all excited on what I'm going to say next?...Yes!!! You'll have a chance to win the Shabby Ambition main kit by Swirlydoos!!! Imagine all the elegant, soft and feminine goodness in it!!

Ok, here's the catch!! Read it carefully.

1) Create a layout of any size with some "swirly" on it. You do not have to be a Swirlydoos kit subscriber or use anything from kits. What is "swirly"? It can be some flourishes in the shapes of swirls, swirly stamps, swirly border punches, swirly vines, swirly path of butterflies or stars etc. Let the creativity flows!! When you're done with the layout, go to my blog, Scrapperlicious and submit it by posting a link to it in the comment section of a post with the title "Swirly Challenge Sponsored By Swirlydoos!!" or email it to me at scrapperlicious@gmail.com. I'll also upload it as a slide show at here at Swirlydoos Blog!!

 2) Post a comment here on "what you like about Swirlydoos kit!".

That's it! You all have till 31st August to submit your layouts and comments and the winner will be pick by Swirlydoos! So, what are you waiting for? Start creating and submit! Can't wait to see all the amazing and inspiring layouts with some "swirly". Let the fun begin!



Angels!! Angels!!! Everywhere!!! And this one is just so precious...The precious tiny angel in the photo is Lisa's (lisanovo) (raining) daughter Tahlia when she was 4 weeks old. Lisa's Photoshop skills using Textures and Brushes has magically transformed the heavenly photo in to an ethereal photo that perfectly matches her distressing in this LO. Perfectly titled "My Heaven", Lisa explains that "When Tahlia was a newborn, Lisa felt that "My Heaven" would be suspended in that moment in time, when you hold that tiny little bundle, graze your lips across the velvet of their head and gaze at their tiny lips, fingers and toes. There really is nothing in the world that compares to holding your newborn baby."
So true...
Lisa used the brown smooch spritz that came in the kit to color the white prima flower. She also used it on the chipboard flourish. She covered the flourish in diamond dust for sparkle as well and did not use a lot of fancy techs on this one. Just her signature fussy cutting. Lisa used the pansy MS punch for the three borders then inked them and clustered them under the flower.
And to add that heavenly glow, she also added a gold doily under the circle. Perfect compliment to a lovely LO..Congrats Lisa, we love this one!!
Go visit Lisa's Blog for more of her beautiful work...


Saturday, August 14, 2010
We had 31 posts sharing the love for Swirlydoos Kits and Iron Orchid Designs! The randomly generated winner of the $25.00 IOD prize is...




Our lucky winner is NUMBER 15


"A Few of My Favorite Things said...

Here's the link to my post in the thread, but I also posted on the wall

http://www.facebook.com/pages/IOD/276683959589

Thanks for another gorgeous kit Krissy!!"



Please email me your name and address so we can have your prize mailed out to you! Krissy@swirlydoos.com

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!


*NOTE* O-kay, somehow the random number results didn't show up on the generator?
The winner was number 15, we're going with that!







Sunday, August 8, 2010
Sometimes there is a special photo that tells a story and conjures up wonderful memories. This weeks beautiful LOTW was created by Denise Jensen (keebler). Denise has created some awesome LO's with our kits, but this one is exceptional. The photo is of Denise and her son when he was about 3 weeks old (he is 18 now). It just shows the love that a mother has for her child. The serene moment when all is good with the world. The innocence is still there and you dream and hope at that time, that it will always be there. A mothers love for her child is something that no one could ever take away. It is just that great. And Denise has chosen the words to a song that perfectly reflect how she felt at the very moment the photo was taken..Perfect harmony...Here are the words to the song "In My Arms", from the beautiful Christian singer Plumb..
Your baby blues
So full of wonder
Your curly cues
Your contagious smile.

And as I watch
You start to grow up
All I can do is hold you tight

Knowing..

Clouds will rage
And storms will race in
But you will be safe in my arms
Rains will pour down
Waves will crash all around
But you will be safe in my arms

Story books full of fairy tales
Of kings and queens and the bluest skies
My heart is torn just in knowing
You'll someday see the truth from lies

Knowing clouds will rage
And storms will race in
But you will be safe in my arms
Rains will pour down
Waves will crash all around
But you will be safe in my arms

Castles they might crumble
Dreams may not come true
But you are never all alone
Because I will always
Always love you

Thank you Denise for sharing such an intimate part of your life...We love all of your special touches. Like the double matted photo. Very creative. And the way you presented the journaling..Like an old page map. And the colors are just so soft and earthy..True to the beginnings of life...We just love it!! Go visit Denise's Blog for more inspiration.
http://www.vintagescrappin.blogspot.com/




Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Our lucky winner for the July Summer Serenity Butterfly Challenge is Cinnabon's gorgeous Embrace Layout.



Congrats Bonnie and thanks for playing along.

Anyone can join the Butterfly Challenge....please visit the Challenge Forums at Swirlydoos.
Monday, August 2, 2010
DOUBLE WHAMMY IOD CONTEST!

In honor of Iron Orchid Designs, and Swirlydoos' Shabby Ambition kit (featuring Iron Orchid's Beloved papers) we have teamed up to offer you a "Double-Whammy" Contest!


Visit Iron Orchid Designs' Facebook page and leave a comment on their wall. Let them all know how much you love their designs, and exactly WHAT you love about Swirlydoos Kit Club!  Come on back to the Swirlydoos blog, and post a link to your wall post. That's it!

A winner will be chosen on August 15th by random number generator.

 The winner on OUR BLOG will receive $25.00 worth of  IOD Products from Iron Orchid Designs.

The winner on IOD's Facebook page (winner chosen by IOD) will receive a Swirlydoos Shabby Ambition main kit!



Why are you still reading? Get to Facebook/Blog hopping ladies!!!!



Sunday, August 1, 2010

The winner of our Bo-Bunny Winter Joy Contest is Lisa aka lvalent3


To win the prize the first 10 people to post Why they love Swirlydoos? went into a drawing. Lisa'a named was pulled.


Here is what Lisa said:

I love Swirlydoos because of all of the wonderfully gorgeous, oustanding, knee-knocking, teeth-chattering, totally intervention worthy goodies in my kits and because all of the wonderfully loving, supportive and talented group of ladies that help me to stay addicted!

WELL SAID Lisa!!
Congrats and enjoy your goodies!!!
And the winner by Random Generator is...

Sherri Spencer(Sherrenae)!!!
Congrats and have fun with the absolutely adorable Halloween themed paper pack from Bo Bunny!!
After using the random generator, the winner for The Easy Peasy Contest is.......

Cheryl Merrihew: Summer (layout)

Congrats Cheryl!! Hope you enjoy the cool prize!

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