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Monday, October 8, 2012

Swirlydoos October Kit Reveal Blog Hop

Welcome to Swirlydoos' October "Belle Chanson"
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 and Teresa Collins is joining in the fun! Also, as an extra special twist, 2 of our designers are hiding secret prizes on their blogs! Make sure to leave a comment on ALL of the blogs for a chance to win. Check out Swirlydoos on Facebook and Like Us too!

Have I mentioned that Teresa Collins is featured in this kit? I really LOVE these vintage papers! This is a picture of my daughter as a newborn.

A close-up of the gorgeous Prima flowers in the flower add-on this month and some 2Crafty chipboard from my stash. I actually used a Christmas sketch as inspiration for this layout (that I've been holding onto for almost 2 years - created by a very talented artist - Charlotte Jenkins).

For this layout of my son, I pulled out my new Lucky 8 punch and created a bracket die cut by only punching 4 times on an 8x8 piece of paper and rounding off the un-punched edges.

Here is a close-up of more pretty Prima flowers in the add-on and some more 2Crafty chipboard from my stash. The chipboard was inked with the coordinating Prima chalk ink that is included in the main kit!

I used this month's Swirlydoos kit sketch created by our EXTREMELY talented sketch artist to create the layout above.

Lastly, a fun altered project for me to wear on Halloween this year. The mask was decorated with the trim and embellies from the MAIN KIT only. The Petaloo flowers were jewelled with the bling in the kit.

This is the Swirlydoos main kit, please see the website for all the great add-ons available.

***You have until midnight, eastern time, on Wednesday, 10/10 to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on Thursday 10/11.***

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 sentence.

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

Interested in subscribing to Swirlydoos Kit Club? Click HERE. Don't for get to check out the Swirlydoos YouTube channel for great project techniques/tutorials and also our awesome forum with tons of great inspirational advice (no need to be a subscriber for this - it's free information for the taking and we'd love to chat with you!).

My special word is : ALONG

The party continues over at a new addition to the Swirlydoos Design Team -  Frank's blog. Have fun!

(Happy Canadian Thanksgiving to my fellow Canucks!)

Please note: that all of these projects were created with the special help of various Helmar Adhesives - especially my two favorites: the Premium Craft glue for paper and chipboard, and 450 Quick Dry for embellishments and fabric. BTW - check out this awesome article by Craft Test Dummies about ways to use Helmar's Remover cleaner to SAVE your crafting tools and money! All Helmar products can be purchased directly at:
http://helmarusa.com or http://helmar.com.au (if you do not have a local shop that carries the products).

57 comments:

Lisa said...

So beautiful and soft. Gorgeous work.

Rae said...

Beautiful projects, Vicky! That mask is really cool!

Kim said...

Beautiful projects.

LISA said...

Such beautiful projects Vicky!! Love that mask! How fun!!

Paulien van den Bosch said...

Your pages are soooooooo gorgeous!!!!!! I love how you worked with the light colors. Your mask... OMG!!!!

Merrihew said...

Beautiful pages, Vicky! Love the Halloween mask your created!

Sandi Cl~ said...

So soft and pretty .. love them, Vicky! Happy Thanksgiving!

Heidi Kelley said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!!

Andiepants said...

So soft and luscious. I love your splashes of color with all the neutral. Very Chic.

Scrap2day said...

So pretty and so gorgeous! Each page is elegant and beautiful! Love that mask!!

Pam said...

Totally love that first Lo and the mask. Beautiful work !

Margo :-) said...

Fantastic!!

Manda_K said...

SO soft! Love your take this month!

Beverly32440 said...

Vicky, the LO of your daughter has such a "delicate" look. I love it. I think I will borrow your title from the LO of your son!
Thanks!

Lisa said...

Such beautiful work Vicky!!! Really beautiful!!!

Anouk said...

beautiful.

Beatrice Lawson said...

I am now following your blog.... Your work is amazing!

Frank Garcia said...

Soft, beautiful, unique great colors and arrangements!!! Fantastic!

Erica Ortiz said...

Vicky, such pretty layouts! I just love the colors in this kit!

grammypame said...

These are beautiful layouts! love the chipboard and colors in this months kit! thanks for sharing!
Hugz
Pam Allen

Sandi Smith said...

So very beautiful Vicky...amazing work with the kit!

langeatheart said...

Vicky I love your work as always just gorgeous! TFS! Pam

Sandy said...

Super layouts. Love the delicate feel of the one with the baby and the message on the one of your son. Nice work!

Debbie said...

Beautiful and that mask is so cute!!

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Gorgeous work! The mask is so fun. Thanks for the inspiration! =)

tracy said...

I visit your blog often and admire your work. The layouts are amazing as always. Thanks for sharing Hugs Tracy

Nicole Doiron said...

You always amaze me! Your first layout is my favorite! I am totally wowed by the soft colors!

Di Garling said...

Such beautiful projects Vicky.
Cheers Di xo

Maria Harms said...

Absolutely gorgeous layouts and that mask is pretty cool too.

Leonie said...

Beautiful Layouts Vicky.

nanatam said...

Your layouts are sooo pretty! Thanks for the tip with the lucky 8 punch! TFS!!

Peggy said...

Beautiful work, and that mask is sooooo cool!!!!!
(Happy Thanksgiving!!!)

Cindy Gay said...

Beautiful children and layouts.

Pakrat said...

love the prima flowers you used - I am a prima flower junky

Irene Tan aka Scrapperlicious said...

your layouts are so pretty and soft! Love them!

Kimberly said...

Beautiful pages! i Love Beautiful songs, and the mask is gorgeous!

Cathi ONeill said...

Gorgeous work!!

Cathi ONeill said...

Gorgeous work!!

Tammy said...

Gorgeous work heidi, love your use of the colours.

Jan said...

Love what you did with the punch to create a bracket photo mat for you son's picture. Lovely los!

Jan said...

Love what you did with the punch to create a bracket photo mat for you son's picture. Lovely los!

MZule said...

Beautiful baby page and love all your chippies! Great job Vicky!

Shelley Schubert said...

Very pretty layouts! Nice work!

Shelley
DizzyBlondDesigns.blogspot.com

Elisabeth said...

Ohhhhh! I am always amazed by the variety you girls come up with. It is the same kit and yet all the projects look so different. Your sweet, romantic layouts are just so pretty.

Anonymous said...

Nice lo of your daughter.

Kathy Layne

Luv2scrap said...

Vicky loved the layout with your son and the colors make his photo pop!

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous work with this kit Vicky!

Electra said...

Gorgeous LO's! I adore the baby one!

Dee in N.H. said...

Gorgeous pages!! I especially love the first one, so feminine!

Pascale B. said...

there are always so much delicacy in your work!! Beautiful LOs!

Sherrenae - Sherri said...

So can't wait to get this kit. Beautiful work.

Monica said...

Beautiful, Vicky!!

detra said...

Beautiful projects!

Hanne said...

Beautiful pages and the altered mask was gorgeous.

Linda Pekrul said...

Both so BEAUTIFUL and I just love the mat you made with your Lucky 8 punch!!

Mari said...

GORGEOUS!
LOVE that first soft layout. The white chipboard with the soft flowers and baby picture is perfect.
But the blue/teal dragonfly layout stole my heart!

Helen Tilbury said...

How beautiful! Stunning work Vicky!!