"With simply paper and a little creativity anyone can create"

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Swirlydoos May kit reveal/blog hop

Welcome to Swirlydoos' May Kit Reveal
Blog Hop Block Party!

(and happy National Scrapbook Day too!)

If you came here from Swirlydoos 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 3 special guests joining in the fun and offering a prize!! There are 4 prize packs up for grabs so make sure to follow along and have fun!


The "So Chic" May kit is is just that - shabbylicious chic! It features beautiful papers from Donna Salazar "botanique" and tons of fabulous scrappy goodness from Melissa Frances. For my fist layout, this is my daughter as a newborn. I added a crochet doily (from Michaels) and little acrylic stems (in last month's kit) from my stash.

I did some faux stitching on this (white pen and paper piercer) and love the result. Here is a close-up.


For my second layout, this is my son as a toddler on Easter morning (at my mom's house). I added a Dusty Attic chipboard cherry blossom piece and some paper doilies from my stash. 


Oh my goodness I can't even start to tell you how FULL this kit is - so many flowers! Seriously, I get the main kit and a flower add-on and I have more than enough to make at least 5 layouts. 

I used the gorgeous kit sketch for this one.

Last but not least, a little altered booklet. This will be sent to Stephanie Dinnell, the winner of a recent Swirlydoos forum challenge. She gets a handmade item from several of the Swirly DT members! BTW - Don't you just love those metal corners in the kit?


You have until midnight, eastern time, on Monday, May 7th to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on May 8th.  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 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 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 : WHAT

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




***Also, since May is National Scrapbook month, we are saving some of our projects and will be revealing them all month long.  Make sure to come back and check all of our Design Team's blogs to see their wonderful work!

84 comments:

Kim said...

Love what you did with the kit.

Lisa said...

Beautiful work Vicky. Love that pink doily and your faux stitching.

Sherrenae - Sherri said...

Lovely work.

Elisabeth said...

Vicky! This is so pretty. Love your faux stitching. Truly looks fabulous

Merrihew said...

Wow, Vicky! Gorgeous LO's! Love the faux stitching and the way you used the doilies!

T Young said...

Beautiful work as always Vicky!

Kathi said...

Your layout are gorgeous. I love the faux stitching

Monia said...

Oh, tahe first LO is absolutely gorgeous! I love round lace and stitches, fabulous!

csparky61 said...

I am in awe and a whole lot envious of the talent. The layouts are spectacular.

Dee in N.H. said...

Gorgeous pages and your kids are wicked cute!!!

LISA said...

Your layouts are so beautiful and dreamy. Love your take on the sketch.

Anita Braddock said...

Beautiful layout love the vintage look an the soft colors love the way you have distressed the papers. love all the Embellishments.
thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.
abbraddock@msn.com

"Midge" said...

So elegant! Love these pages
TFS
Midge :)
midge@emcitydotnet
scrappintoxicmidgedotblogspotdotcom

scrappygal said...

Stunning work!! Love the stitching, love the punching, love your designs! I love it all!!

Stephanie said...

I'm so excited to be receiving this beautiful altered booklet from you Vicky - I'll be stocking the mailman!

Tracie said...

Very beautiful layouts!

Aunt Prissy said...

I'm sold! Need to get this kit and all the treasures it holds!

joyce said...

I so admire your elegant eye in creating your layouts.

eleele said...

Vicky, your works are always so pretty and cute, love all of them

Rae said...

Vicky, those layouts are sooooo pretty! I love them both so much, and that journal is really cool!

Hanne said...

Lovely layouts! The faux stitching is beautiful.

ShelleyJo said...

Just beautiful!!

Amy said...

Love your beautiful blog very very much thanks for this amazing blog hop hugs AMY :)

MZule said...

Adorable LOs!

Romy said...

Wow oh wow! Your work with this kit is truly breathtaking! I love the delicate and chic feel to your creations. Amazing work!

wings love'n crafts said...

very cute LO....I'm looking for newsletter

peggylee said...

wow your layouts and style are just so beautiful..thanks for sharing

Naiara said...

Beautiful layouts, loved everything!
Congratulations for the project.
kiss
Naiara (Brazil)

Suz said...

gorgeous projects thanks for sharing & inspiring... i'm a follower

jaclee said...

beautiful projects! I'm now a follower and can't wait to see what's next. Thank you!

ms.schwiet said...

Very precious layouts... Love how your punch work looks on the DS wood grain paper

ILuvVintageScrap said...

Gorgeous layouts love all of the papers and details!!!
Hugz
Juliana

L. Akins said...

Your layout is so elegant! Love how u used the kit

L. Akins said...

Your layout is so elegant! Love how u used the kit

bethann said...

ooooh so lovely. i hesitate to use flowers on guy pages but you really make it work

mamadonald said...

Beautiful layouts Vicky!! Love the designs!!

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Amazing layouts and I love the altered book! Thanks for the inspiration Vicky!

Kate said...

Gorgeous layout of yout son! Love the branches and flowers!

Cindy said...

Loved the altered booklet. great ideas to use.

Jackie Clark (aka Jax) said...

Beautiful projects, Vicky! Can't wait to get this kit.

Andiepants said...

Love your LO's Vicky. Amazing that they are so different but from the same kit!

Gine said...

Gorgeous work LOVE it all

Anonymous said...

wow you got a amazing beautiful blog, thank you so much for all the idea. hugs magi
magi_g@hotmail.com

Denise said...

Those metal corners are awesome! Love the Donna Salazar paper too! Your layout are beautiful, just like your kiddos :)

Penny said...

Your LO are so beautiful, love them and the little book too, thanks so much for sharing, I became a follower, can't believe I wasn't. thanks,

Melissa said...

shabbilicious is right, love the doily and colors

rlovew said...

Amazing layouts!

scrappingnana said...

George layouts and card. This looks like a fabulous kit.

María Castillo said...

Gorgeous works!

Beth said...

Love these hops, the new kit is lovely and your layouts are beautiful....I am a flower fanatic!

Beth said...

Love the hops, and this new kit is lovely. I am a flower fanatic and your layouts are terrific.

kantig34 said...

Always an inspiration! Thank you! Love the work you do with doilies!

Erin Blegen said...

Your projects are just gorgeous- new follower here!!

Hera said...

It's a pleasure to meet you and see your amazing work. Your projects are so beautiful! Love...
Hera Sugitani - from Brazil

craftlyn said...

Gorgeous layouts! Love all the details....became a follower!

Tina in Texas said...

Love it all Vicky. Love how you made your son's layout look like a heart. So creative.

Maureen Hayes said...

I happen to LOVE Shabby Chic style, so these pages were really favorites of mine! Your children are so beautiful and having those photos of them on such pretty layouts is a blessing!

Thanks for the inspiration. I signed up to follow you through Google Friends Connect and I can't wait to see what you do next.

Happy NSD and enjoy the blog hop,
Maureen

Rosjen said...

Love all your creating work! Thank´s for yor inspiration! xxx Jannike :-)

Shona said...

Hi Vicky......GORGEOUS creations sweetie..just yummy

Sault said...

These layouts are truly inspirational. Thank you for sharing them!

Jeni O'Connor said...

Absolutely gorgeous Vicky. Love the soft distressing and colours you chose for these.
What a lovely prize for Stephanie.
PS. How funny I didn't realise I wasn't a follower already.

pia u said...

ok that was seriously cute projects thank you

Paulien van den Bosch said...

Vicky....all I can say is... Gorgeous projects sweetie!!!!

Tulipinha do Cerrado said...

WOW! All very beautiful!

Moêmia de Sousa
moemiabio@yahoo.com.br

fusiafscrapping said...

This is so cute Vicky. I love the cute images and soft colours.

Renee said...

Oh my Vicky these are all so very beautiful !!! Really love the LO of your baby girl, what a precious little thing! And the faux stitching is AMAZING! TFS

Lisa said...

Beautiful work Vicky!!!! As always!

Dottie said...

What a cutie, the papers are lovely but your child is lovelier!
I am subscribed to you via email.

Jennie P. said...

I love your pages. They are so pretty.

Cherished said...

Awesome work Vicky.

Bashful said...

Beautiful Pages! Adorable

Bashful said...

Beautiful Pages! Adorable

Tracey ~ GardenOfGrace said...

Vicky, your work is amazing. I am a new official follower, but have been stopping by to admire your work for some time now. I used your vintage style flower technique on a recent LO and provided my followers with a link to come check out your tutorial. Thanks for the gorgeous inspiration using the May Swirlydoos Kit!! ~ Blessings

http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

Kimberly said...

Oh my gosh! The layouts you did are ga ga gorgeous!!!

berlykim37 said...

Love your layouts and that pic with the bunny rabbit so cute...

Dara Lynn said...

Exquisite design work Vicky!!! Beautiful faux stitching along with both boy and girl layouts for all Moms to see the versatility of the kit! Always enjoy visiting your blog !! :)

Neliva said...

Gorgeous LO's!

Beachstudio said...

So beautiful! My daughter is expecting her first girl and I must say, I think I will be using your inspiration for her scrapbook. Up until now it's been all about boys. LOL. Thank you!

Di Garling said...

Ten out of ten Miss Vickie. Di xo

detra said...

Great layouts!

Linda Pekrul said...

So glad I got to see your layouts IRL. They are beyond gorgeous! I loved your scrapping class!!

Bellaidea said...

Very beautiful work my friend!
Thanks for visit and nice comments on my blog hop!

Shelly said...

Beautiful work,as always! Thanks for the inspiration!

Eila Sandberg said...

Oh my Vicky! all your projects are just gorgeous! so not happy :( that I got my Swirly kits a month after they were released to you girls in the US/Canada, had to cancel my subcription. This kit would have been totally my cup of tea! love love love what you've created! xoxo