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

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Swirlydoos September Kit Blog Hop

Welcome to Swirlydoos' September Kit Reveal
and Blog Hop Block Party!

If you came here from Heidi'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!You have until midnight, eastern time, on Friday, September 7th to complete the hop. Click on my images to see larger versions.

This month's September "Inspiration" kit features the gorgeous Prima Romance Novel papers and so many amazing embellishments. Here is a picture of my daughter last summer. I adore this paper and photo too!


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

I decided to play with the Coredinations paper in the kit that you can sand to reveal the embossed clocks. It goes so well with the Prima papers for this boy layout of my sons as toddlers. There was a fun zipper trim and some gorgeous black flowers in this kit too. The chipboard is from my stash (the frame is actually the "negative" part of a Dusty Attic sweat pea set that you're supposed to discard).

Here is a close up view of the flowers and zipper. The frame was finished by stippling a variety of paints and inks.

Lastly, this is one of my favorite pictures with my daughter when she was 9 months old. She fell asleep on me during a photo shoot. I wasn't a fan of the black background used but it works for this layout. I added some doilies and 2Crafty chipboard from my stash on this layout.

The above layout was inspired by the kit sketch - gorgeous sketches as always in the kits!

Here is a close-up of the chipboard and flowers. The black chipboard was crackle painted and the cream one was painted and inked.

You have until midnight, eastern time, on Friday, September 7th to complete the hop.

Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on Saturday the 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 sentemce. 

3: Finally, go back to the Swirlydoos blog and leave a comment.
Let 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!


My special word is: Stupidity


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


Please note: These layouts were all glued together using my favorite Helmar adhesives.


51 comments:

Lisa said...

So, so soft and yummy!!! Beautiful work as always.

Paulien van den Bosch said...

I so love all your projects with this month's kit. Pure eye candy.

Eila Sandberg said...

Just popping in to see how you are doing, so I'm not doing the hop this time. My goodness what fantastic projects you have made with the kit, my fave is the one with you and your sleeping darling. So soft and so incredibly pretty. The zipper page is really such a cool one and the first one with your toddler girl, so pretty! Take care sweetie! xoxo

Lari Scrap said...

Gorgeous works, Vicky!!!

Scrap2day said...

Such beautiful creations! Love Love Love them!

Heidi Kelley said...

Oh, Vicky, your projects are just Soo beautiful!!

Kim said...

Beautiful layouts Vicky. So inspiring.

Jennifer Pearson Vanier said...

Lovely pages. I am so enjoying seeing everyone's take on the various products used. Wow!

scrappygal said...

Beautiful layouts Vicki!!

Debbie said...

Beautiful work Vicky, love the one with your little one, gorgeous...thanks for the inspiration.

Manda_K said...

SO sweet!! Love your DA use and amazing color choices!

Shona said...

Hi Vicky...truely gorgeous work

Cherished said...

awesome blog. Gorgeous creations

Monica said...

Gorgeous, Vicky! Love the photo of you and your daughter... so sweet!

Danielle said...

I love the layering, especially the last layout. Great work!

Rae said...

So pretty, Vicky! Love that boy layout!

Merrihew said...

Beautiful LO's, Vicky! Love how you used the negative part of the DA!

Pascale B. said...

Beautiful LOs so inspiring!!

detra said...

Beautiful layouts as always!

MZule said...

Aww I love the page with your baby daughter! Fantastic work Vicky!

2manycritters2liltime said...

Beautiful work Vicky! Lots of wonderful ideas here as always!

Sherry said...

Always such beautiful work Vicky. I have gotten so caught up in the outstanding work and blogs I forgot to look for the word LOL!! Had to go back the last 3. I have to say this, Swirlydoo blows everyone out of the park.. I think you ladies have the corner market on extreme talent.. So far everyones work truly blows me away.
Sherry

Irene Tan aka Scrapperlicious said...

your projects are always so beautiful and soft!

L. Akins said...

Lovely layouts!!

Stephanie said...

Absolutely gorgeous work with this kit Vicky, I love that sweet photo of you and your daughter!

Keren Tamir said...

Wow Vicky love these layouts thet are amazing!!!

Bonnie in SC said...

I'm enjoying the muted colors with the black accents in your layouts. I have to try tearing my paper some day, lol. You do it so well. :))

Kimberly said...

Beautiful pages! Thanks for the close ups!

Joy said...

Love the way you have done girly & boy pages with this kit - gorgeous!

LindaSS said...

so sweet work.. :D

Hanne said...

Gorgeous pages!

Lynne Forsythe said...

Love the BEAUTIFUL contrast you have goin' on in your layouts!!! GORGEOUS!

Adriana B said...

wonderful creations, love the last one especially :)

Judy said...

I am in awe of your creativity and layouts. They are gorgeous!!!!

Tracey Sabella said...

Such gorgeous pages!! Love the torn edges and how you used them for lacing and to curl and tuck in flowers behind!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

Lesley said...

Your creativity constantly amazes me. Lovely work.

Gloria Westerman said...

How these are lovely....love you and your DD together...awesome job....tfs

KellyCreates said...

Soooo many beautiful layouts..all done with your signature elegant style! That first summer photo of your daughter in hat...Oh MY! Adorable! Lovely lovely work, Vicky :)

Nichole said...

I love all the layouts, but the last one the 'mother' layout is really beautiful!

Dee in N.H. said...

Gorgeous layouts! I love that picture of your sweet girl sleeping in your lap!

Maria Harms said...

Love all of your pages. Your masculine page of the boys is phenomenol and I love that picture of you and your daughter.

MsMad said...

beautifully done.
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Monica Baker said...

Beautiful LOs! my fav is the one of you & your daughter - so sweet!!

Elisabeth said...

What an absolutely stunning way to use the kit. I am in awe and soooo inspired

Di Garling said...

Beautiful Vicky. Di xo

paperpapier said...

such a gorgeous layout!!! The film strip is awesome and I love how you incorporate black colour onto a pink background, so pretty!

bev said...

Vicky your lo's are all awesome but I am especially fond of the one with you and the sleeping daughter. I love the usage of colors you used from the kit and another unique usage of the zipper. Thank you Vicky for sharing.

Linda Pekrul said...

What beautiful pictures you had to work with, and what beautiful layouts you created with them!

fusiafscrapping said...

Lovely pictures and layounts.

LillBlomman said...

Gorgeous work Vicky!!!

liberty_25 said...

Your talent blows me away! i'm in awe!