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Monday, April 9, 2012

Swirlydoos April kit reveal and blog hop

Welcome to Swirlydoos' April "Whispers of Spring" Kit Reveal Blog Hop Block Party! If you came here from Lisa Gregory's blog, then you are on the right track. If not, go back to the Swirlydoos blog and start from there. We have some amazing projects for you to see today and as a bonus we have Petaloo joining in the fun and offering a prize too! There are 2 prize packs up for grabs this month so make sure to follow along and have fun.

I was so excited to go to the "dark side" and play with the beautiful high contras in Prima's Almanac collection. This is me at 33 pregnant with my baby girl. After having 2 boys I was soooo excited to be having a girl. It was a very difficult pregnancy but worth it! I used the April Swirly Hues colors for this layout.
NOTE: The SwirlyHues Challenge is open to ANYONE, including non-kit subscribers and there is an OPTIONAL sketch made available for inspiration more to challenge details follow soon.

Here is a close up of all the gorgeous Prima goodies from the main kit and the flower add-on.

I used the pretty April Prima BAP sketch as inspiration and rotated it like this:

Here is a fun picture of my boys and the Prima collection was perfectly paired with this G45 butterfly sheet of paper. The Dusty Attic chipboard is from my stash.

Here is a close-up of some of the flowers in the main and the add-on kit.

Here is my little girl last summer at the beach. I used the April kit sketch for this layout. The doilies are from my stash and the cameo is from last month's kit.

Here is a close-up of the gorgeous Prima vine and flowers.

Here is the inspirational kit sketch this month:

Lastly for today, a little journal to use up some scraps from the above layouts and to make good use of some pretty Prima packaging :)

Here is a close up of some of the flowers and chipboard you'll receive in the main kit.

You have until midnight, eastern time, on April 11th to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on April 12th. 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 one. Take your time. There are 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 QUESTION

3: Finally, go back to the Swirlydoos blog and leave a comment letting us know how much fun you had AND tell us the QUESTION that was created with all of the special words you collected AND GIVE US YOUR ANSWERS.

My special word is : THREE

The party continues over at LYNNE's blog. Have fun!


80 comments:

Lisa said...

GORGEOUS!!! You worked this kit magnificently! Really, really beautiful.

Paulien van den Bosch said...

GASP........ I so love every project you made with this month's kit. Gorgeous details and awesome designs. AMAZING work!!!!!!!

Elina said...

You have done amazing things with this kit!!! Great pages!

Dee said...

Love it! This is my first time around the Swirlydoos blogs and I'm amazed by all the beautifull works that are shown. Thank you for sharing, what an inspiration! Greetz Dee

Romy said...

Wow!! Your creations are all simply breathtaking! I especially love the first one. The way you did the corset stitching looks just amazing!

Nicole Doiron said...

Beautiful layouts! I love the Swirlydoos sketch - i will definitely keep it on my 'to scrap' list :) Thanks so much for sharing the inspiration!

Manda_K said...

Stunning ages this month! :D

Karola Witczak said...

OMG, your projects are always so stunning and this month you did it again! Stunning!

eleele said...

Vicky, they a re all so cute. I love your photo, while you were pregnant, I'm now at the same period, it is so close to me. thank you for the inspiration, I will try to do the same with my kit, thank you for the inspiration

Elisabeth said...

Oh my! This is sooooo pretty. Stunningly beautiful and so inspirational

Heidi Kelley said...

wow, wow! Such beautiful work!

peggylee said...

Simply beautiful, love what you created with this kit...this kit is amazing.

Lynne Forsythe said...

Vicky......you layouts are just SIMPLY ELEGANT!! love Love LOVE 'em!!

EFI said...

OMG!!! Vicky your creations are always gorgeous!!! Thanks for the inpiration!

Theresa said...

Love the layouts and the card. Already a follower. Thanks for sharing.

Kitika said...

Exquisite LOs!!!
I love the style layouts and wonderful papers, just gorgeous artfully executed works of art!

Kitika said...

Exquisite LOs!!!
I love the style layouts and wonderful papers, just gorgeous artfully executed works of art!

Merrihew said...

Beautiful Projects! Such a gorgeous kit! Can't wait for it to get here!

Cheryl

Amarilys said...

simply gorgeous Vicky! Love all the designs but that first layout is amazing!

♣ AGNES B ♣ said...

HOP HOP What a fun fun :D... thanks for the chance to get those marvelous things:) Hugs - Agnes :)

Peggy said...

Stunning, exquisite and soooo creative!!! I love the "boy" look of your second and the "girl" look of your third and the clever way that you've shown us how to use every precious scrap, but my jaw is still on the floor over your first layout, totally beyond stunning!!!!!!

MZule said...

Beautiful work Vicky!

scrapbookertink said...

What gorgeous layouts, love them all, take care, Doreen x

L. Akins said...

Beautiful projects... Good idea regarding the journal!

Kim said...

Beautiful projects.

Lesley said...

I've been following you for just a little while, but your work amazes me.

Alina said...

Gorgeous layouts!

Κατερινα said...

wow!!!!!!!gorgeous pages!!!!!!!!!!

Jax said...

Beautiful LOs, Vicky. Your kids are darling!

Rae said...

Gorgeous, girl! I love all of projects, as usual! That first layout with the lacing is just to DIE for!

Kathi said...

Love what you've done with this months kit

T Young said...

Your layouts are beautiful as always Vicky! I love the contrast of the black with the soft pink in your first layout.

Angelica said...

Stunning!!! You worked this kit beautifully!!! Sooooo glad you're on our team :)

nanatam said...

WOW! Just Beautiful!!TFS!

mow180 said...

You do the "dark side" well, LOL.
Love the little journal, too.

Stephanie said...

Wow Vicky, your layouts are so beautiful - wonderful work with the kit!

Jann said...

Just found your blog and so glad that I have.....beautiful...LOVE all the florals...and designs...:o)

Pascale B. said...

Beautiful layouts! Beautiful take of the sketch from Prima and from Beggahuna!

Mary MacLeod said...

Love your beautiful work.

Mary

Li' NaisyDaisy said...

speechless! wow i'm a big follower.
your layout are amazing on all counts TFS!!!!!!!!

Sandydee said...

Oh My! These are very pretty projects. You Swirly Girls are so talented.

Linda said...

I agree with everyone else! YOur work is beautiful. Thank you for inspiring me!

Maria said...

Very, very pretty. I love the lacing on your first LO and the way the flowers peek out from behind the distressed/torn edges.

Solange Marques said...

Fabulous works Vicky!!!

Monica Baker said...

I really like how you used the pink cording like a corset tie. wicked cute!!

Dee in N.H. said...

Some really gorgeous pages!!!

Luanne said...

beautiful projects! the colors and designs are amazing.

AmyJ said...

Beautiful layouts. I really like Desire. Breathtaking.

Cindy Gay said...

Very pretty. Love all the rolled edges and the lacing.

Evethmoon Crafty Creations said...

WOW, your blog is amazing, I just love all your layouts. I am new here Please visit my blog and follow it, I am now your newest follower. Hugs and God bless!

Irene Tan aka Scrapperlicious said...

Loveeee your projects! You've done an amazing job with the kit!

Kimberly said...

Your layouts are jaw dropping amazing!!!

Electra said...

Your work is absolutely beautiful!

Tammy said...

Ohhh Vicky so very glad you joined swirlydoos!!! your reveal layouts are simply stunning!! what a gorgeous use of this months kit.. After seeing your work i so cant wait to get it! Thanks for the inspiration and Happy Easter tamh3030

Bashful said...

Nice Job!

Adriana B said...

gorgeous creations, each one more beautiful :)

Tracie said...

Those are great pics! You have beautiful children. love your work, so Inspiring!

МД в картинках said...

Very pretty Los!

HappyScrappin said...

Your dark side is beautiful. Love the colors.

Linda Pekrul said...

You create such beauty! Each one is just gorgeous! (Love the mischief and sparkle that you captured on the layout of the boys!)

Beth said...

Your work with this kit is lovely! Wonderful!

Quirt said...

Your children are beautiful. Love the layout and sketches.

Tina in Texas said...

Gorgeous! Love the corset lacing.

MORMOR said...

Oh my goodness; absolutely stunning. Your first lo is breathtaking with its unique texturing, delightful.

Regina aka Mrs. Ham said...

Gosh, your work is absolutely stunning. I'm loving the journal.

Kelly said...

You have done a fabulous job with this kit! How cool, that you used the prima packaging! Thanks for the inspiration!

Hanne said...

Beautiful layouts!

Szilvii said...

Beautiful work, it's hard to pick a favourite!Thank you for the inspiration

Annette McCarty said...

This is absolutely stunning! I love your blog.

berlykim37 said...

I have been following you for awhile now and love your work...TFS

Heather Jacob said...

wow how awesome is all this work Vicky .. loveeeeeeeeeeee it all .. the black and white with a kiss of color is always so appealing .. loveeeeeeeeeeeee it all Vicky xoxo
I posted your parcel off yesterday
hope it arrives safely, it most likely will take a couple of weeks.. enjoy xoxo

drybolt said...

Vicky, your work like always is soooo beautiful, love the way you wave your paper...

Jackie G said...

Your Los are beautiful! Love the tearing and lacing...always get good ideas from you!

Di Garling said...

So much yumminess on one page.
Di xo

Shelly said...

wonderful work as always - truely beautiful!!

Kelly Crowl said...

thanks to swirlydoos, I found your blog and I started following you! :)

rlovew said...

Stunning layouts!

Cindy Lou said...

Now this is truly some delicious eye candy! You have put every piece of the kit to work and it is absolutely splendid!

Erica Ortiz said...

Wow, this is beautiful! I love all your layouts and your little journal. You just make it look so easy!

Eila Sandberg said...

You have been a busy busy bee my friend! absolutely stunning projects all of them. You have worked that kit sooo beautifully! xoxox