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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Swirlydoos March Kit Reveal Blog Hop

Welcome to the Swirlydoos March Kit Reveal Blog Hop Block Party! This kit, named "French Quarter", features the gorgeous Glitz Design "French Kiss"collection combined with a wealth of incredible flowers, embellishments and specialty papers.

If you came here from Angelica's blog, then you are on the right track. If not, go back to Swirlydoos' blog and start from there. We have some amazing projects for you to see today and as a bonus we have 2 manufacturer blogs that are joining in the fun and a 3rd manufacturer offering a prize! There are 4 prize packs up for grabs so make sure to follow along and have fun!

My first layout, "No. 1" is of my first born. I used the gorgeous March kit sketch and tried something different - no doilies or distressing! The black mat is actually a piece of black velvet from the kit. I added some Dusty Attic clock chipboard from my stash. The large Prima flower is in the main kit, the smaller ones are in the add-on.


Here is a close-up of the gorgeous flowers and the finish on my chipboard (black ink and dry brushed copper acrylic paint on top).
Here is the AMAZING kit sketch - my favorite one from all that I've seen from Swirlydoos to date!

For my second layout, "C'est tres Magnifique", this is my daughter wearing daddy's hat. I used the Swirlyhues challenge as my inspiration. Again, added a Dusty Attic piece from my stash and the greenery vine was left over from my February kit (cut it in half to use on here).
Here is a close up of the beautiful Petaloo flowers from the add-on kit.
Here is the Swirlyhues sketch and color palette.

For my last layout, "tender", this is me 7 months pregnant with my daughter and the boys are "waiting for something good to happen" (as in the text printed on this paper). I used the Dusty Attic sketch and a DA piece from my stash (brown ink and dry brushed with bronze acrylic paint on top) and finished it all off by cutting up the Prima vine to surround it. Kinda reminds me of a momma bird in a nest with her babies, LOL.

I fussy cut one of the Glitz cardstock pieces in the main kit.

Here is the beautiful Dusty Attic sketch I used as inspiration.

BLOG HOP DETAILS:
You have until midnight, eastern time, on March 15th to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on March 16th. 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. Become a FOLLOWER if you're not already. Take your time. There are beautiful things to see along the way.

2: Before you leave each blog, look for the “special” WORD 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 and tell us the SENTENCE that was created with all of the special words you collected.

My special word is : THOSE

The party continues over at Tiffany's blog. Have fun! I will be back before the end of the month with a few more projects  - so many more goodies still to use from this awesome kit!

89 comments:

Georgia Heald said...

Wow these are breathtaking!

Lisa said...

Wow wow wow!! This kit looks good on you!! Absolutely jaw dropping work. Your distressing and doilies and color work are just breathtaking. Beautiful work.

cvanholstein said...

Amazing and inspiring layouts!
kind regards, Corina

Paulien van den Bosch said...

Vicky..... Your pages left me speechless this month. Such gorgeous and breath taking work!!!!

Amy said...

Gorgeous as usual!

eleele said...

very interesting idea for the first LO, very inspiring. the others are so breathtaking, especially the last one, very great idea. thank you for inspiration.

Manda_K said...

WOW!!! So much awesomeness here!! I love love love all your designs!

Alina said...

Wonderful layouts! Love this kit!

T Young said...

As always Vicky, your work inspires me. I absolutly love the photo of you and the boys!

Pascale B. said...

Your layouts are beautiful, but "Tender" is breathtaking!! Simple and elegant!!!

Kathi said...

Amazing pages...love the lacing

Linda Pekrul said...

Beautiful, beautiful work! The photo of you and your boys waiting for baby to arrive is absolutely gorgeous!

L. Akins said...

Amazing layouts.. Thanks for the inspiration

Cyndi S said...

Very pretty layouts.
cstephenson at q dot com

Margie said...

So cute and beautiful too! I'm a follower already and love your work.

Kim said...

Amazing layouts. Love what you did with the kit

Κατερινα said...

Amazing layouts!!!!!!

Neliva said...

Amazing layouts hun...so wonderful

/hugz Lone

Shona said...

soooooooo gorgeous sweetie every one!!!!!!!!

Lisa said...

Gorgeous!!!! Your work is stunning!!

AmyJ said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE your layouts. Every one of them is beuatiful. I really like your last one the most. Thanks so much for the inspiration.

Michelle said...

I love how you incorporated the clock circles into the sketch, very cool. I like the paper distress by the birdcage as well.

Keren Tamir said...

oh vicky thesea re beautiful!!! wow

Beth said...

Lovely, love the use of the circle clocks and I just love the Dusty Attic piece.

lszalil said...

Lovely, lovely. Nice take on the sketch, too.

Scrapycandy said...

LOVE your blog, that flower tutorial, and this 'tender' layout..just gorgeous everything! Thank you!

Serene said...

I adore the "tender" layout. What a sweet, touching photo that is. Your work is inspiring.

Rosjen said...

OMG! I´m coming back after the bloghop, I sooo love your lo´s!!!!!!!

Love,
Jannike, Sweden

Oleksandra said...

Wow... beautiful projects

Polly said...

Beautiful, beautiful pages! So many things I haven't seen til I ran onto this blog hop.

ILuvVintageScrap said...

Absolutely gorgeous layouts!!!!!! Your work is beautiful :)
Hugs
Juliana

drybolt said...

WOW, I'm speechless, you have taken my breath away by all the beauty....

Lakuna said...

I just LOVE the first layout.

Dame Jeanne Marie said...

Your layouts are so sweet and reveal such emotion - I love them!!

sharon g said...

WOW, you made such different projects. All are gorgeous!

rlovew said...

Beautiful projects- you do an awesome job of adding embellishments to show off your pages.

piedra preciosa said...

Wow! Amazing, beautifull!

Merrihew said...

Such beautiful LO's, Vicky! Love the clock framing the photo!

Cheryl

Beckie said...

YOur pages are stunning, love your work!!

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous creations Vicky - I love the one of your daughter in Dad's hat, she is soooo cute!!

Gayle said...

Wow ! Your pages are all beautiful Vicky, and all quite different in style. really love the last one, such soft colouring and such a beautiful photo. xx

Angelica said...

Ah, Vicky!! Your pages are always so beautiful!! You did such amazing creation with the kit!!

Tracie said...

wow, love your work! What a beautiful picture in "tender". So sweet! Thanks for sharing!

Sandra said...

These are such beautiful pages, I love them such a lot.

Kimberly said...

Beautiful pages!!!

Sandydee said...

I feel like I'm repeating myself but, wow these are just amazing and beautiful.

Dee in N.H. said...

So beautiful!!!!!!

Jax said...

Great LOs! I love the way each one is so different, and the way you've made the circular frame out of the Prima vine.

Maria said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!

rosesarah said...

Wow it's so beautiful!!I love it.
Hugs

Nicole said...

EXQUISITE! You have added such elegantly creative elements and details to these layouts. Your use of the DA chippies is just perfect... love how you incorporated the clock pieces with the sketch! Thanks for sharing Vicky! :)

Jeyatha said...

Just loved the layout..

Donna in Louisiana said...

Jaw dropping layouts, I especially love the layout of you and your boys. Your work is stunning. Thanks for sharing.

MZule said...

Your DA is fab!

Jennifer said...

When I opened my email from your blog today I was amazed! Wow!! I wish I had your talent! Gorgeous! Oh, and they are already pinned on my Pinterest!

Jennifer said...

Oh! I know the other thing I wanted to say... On the "Tender" layout...my first thought, other than how incredible the layout was, is that if I tried to do that, my paper would never look that great!! Did I say how gorgeous your work is?!!

Asmah Zainal Abidin said...

Hi Vicky :)
Sooooooo pretty! I love your fussy cut. TFS.

Francine said...

Lovely work Vicky! I especially like the colour combination on "No 1".

Annette McCarty said...

I really love your work with these papers and kits. The colors and layouts are outstanding. I am a beginner but I already know expert work because I just saw it on your blog. I hope to learn from you and be able to do some of these in time. thank you so much

Elina said...

Your are such an inspiration ! Your layout are always gorgeous!!!
Thanks for sharing!!!!
Elina

Elisabeth said...

The birdnest layout is just divine! So incredibly pretty

Lynden Blossom said...

Hello - I'm here via Lisa Gregory via LinkedIn - REALLY Incredibly Lovely projects you have done!! I'll return - Come visit me sometime - ;-}
Lynden

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Lesley said...

As always, your work is amazing.

Di Garling said...

Love them all Vicky, especially the last one with the D/A. Di xo

Kitika said...

I liked the third page, it's lovely!

Kathylayne70 said...

UNBELIEVABLE!!. i LOVE all the l/o but really enjoyed the first layout. It is absolutely stunning.

detra said...

Beautiful! Your last layout is beautiful as well as priceless!

Lynne said...

I really love the look you created on the "bird nest" layout - so beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Michelle M in CA said...

Hi Vicky! I love how different all your layouts are and how you interpretted the challenges! Each had their own uniqueness... I love the simple timeless quality of number one, the colors used in number 2 and number 3.. i loved the texture of the curled, "burned" edges. Beautful photo too! I hope you framed this one! :)

Rea' said...

Vicky these are amazing layouts of your children, love your use of the petaloo flowers, the colors are yummy! My favorite is the pregnacy ... love your edges and the use of the vine (Attic Sketch)!

Sandi Smith said...

Your creativity never disappoints Vicky...beautiful creations once again!

Cherished said...

Wow. Amazing Blog.

Andiepants said...

The swirled frame caught my eye right away over at the Swirlydoo's site. Your layouts are fantastic and your daughter in her father's hat is simply adorable.

Tina in Texas said...

Wow! I love the way you distressed and curled the paper in your layout. Colors and techniques are awesome.

Tracey Gregory said...

I LOVE your pages! The last one of you and your boys is so touching...

Erica Ortiz said...

So beautiful and heartfelt! The pics on your LO's are so precious!

NanaBeth said...

Absolutely beautiful.I am so glad I got to visit and I'm definitely following you now.Your work is a true delight.

Theresa said...

Love daddy's hat especially. Great photo to work with. Thanks for sharing.

~VIRGINIA~ said...

Sweetheart stunning work this month. Love it Hugs Virginia

magicalmagpie said...

I love the way the blanket in the photo with the baby is folded up by the face and in the other layout the pp is folded over almost the same way to reveal the birdcage. Lovely.
TFS

KellyCreates said...

Your layouts are all amazing, Vicky! Beautiful work :)

Shelly said...

beautiful! i really love your use of the clocks into your No.1 LO - can't wait to get mine in my next DA order! beautiful!

LISA said...

So much gorgeous detail in your LO's.My fave is the last one. From the beautiful photo to your take on the DA sketch. Gorgeous!!

Sherrenae - Sherri said...

love the little cowgirl layout.

peggylee said...

steal my heart omw that layout with the clock with cuttie little face is adorable...so blown away

Jomama said...

Beautiful interpretation of each sketch!

Nancy said...

Beautiful layouts. I love the lacing.

Dara Lynn said...

Vicky girlie!! Gorgeous design work with the kit! I love your willingness to try different styles on your pages...a constant inspiration to us!

ingrid said...

thanks for the inspiration!
Ingrid xxx