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Monday, November 12, 2012

Swirlydoos November Kit Blog Hop

Welcome to Swirlydoos' November "Nouveau" Kit
Reveal and 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 Swirlydoos' blog and start from there. We have some amazing projects for you to see today. Also, as an extra special twist, one of our designers is also hiding a secret prize on their blog too! 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!

Today I begin by sharing a layout about my grandfather (my dad's father). He immigrated to Canada from Portugal when my dad was 7. He sent my grandma, my dad and my aunt a year before and sent money for them to live with relatives until he could join them. I adore this Creative Imaginations IOD collection!

Please click on images for larger views.

Here is a close-up of the gorgeous kit flowers and 2Crafty chipboard (chipboard from my stash - title and flourishes). On the chipboard I used the gorgeous teal Silks paint in the main kit and gesso.

Next up is a wedding picture of yours truly and my hubby almost 11 years ago! The Dusty Attic chipboard (frame/flourish) is in the kit and the Fabscraps title chippy is from last month's kit (I didn't get a chance to use then). The large handmade flower is part of my tutorial in the next post. Such pretty Kaisercraft paper in this kit!

Here is a close-up. On the chipboard I simply stippled on white acrylic paint - that's all!

This wedding layout was inspired by the amazing kit sketch this month.

I have been saving the little brown kraft envelopes that Krissy sends my Swirlydoos flowers in each month and decided to turn them into generic "unisex" gift bags (for those gift-giving moments that sneak up and you).

 I did some different background stamping on each bag and easily embellished.

Don't you just love these IOD papers? - so so so gorgeous!

Here is a peek at the main kit but there are so many gorgeous add-ons too that you need to check out over at Swirlydoos!

You have until midnight, eastern time, on Wednesday, 11/14 to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on Thursday 11/15. 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.

My special word is : Spirituality

The party ends back over at the Swirlydoos blog. Have fun!


52 comments:

Lisa said...

I really love the way you created your first page. Very creative and gorgeous.

Kim said...

Great layouts.

Rae said...

Such beautiful projects, Vicky! Love how you curled the paper on the first one.

langeatheart said...

Oh Vicky your layouts are gorgeous! I'm beginning to really contemplate switching over to Swirlydoos! TFS!

langeatheart said...

Oh Vicky your layouts are gorgeous! I'm beginning to really contemplate switching over to Swirlydoos! TFS!

Terry F said...

The rolled page was incredible. I liked it all but just that little touch made the first project even better.

Sherrenae - Sherri said...

Love the rolled edges such a gorgeous dimension.

Paulien van den Bosch said...

Beautiful projects Vicky!!! Love the idea of the gift bags! awesome work!

LindaSS said...

The first one ... ohh my totally adore it...

Love LindaSS

Regina Hamilton said...

Beautiful work. I love the rolled edges on that stunning layout.

liberty_25 said...

Wow Wow Wow! gorgoeus beyond gorgeous!

Dee in N.H. said...

Love your beautiful pages and especially the envelopes! The photos peeking out on the first layout is just a fabulous touch! Love it!

marylouh said...

Happy that you are honoring your grandfather who made the sacrifice to send his family to Canada. Your pages are wonderful. thanks.

Shona said...

beuaitufl creations Vicky :)

LISA said...

So soft and beautiful Vicky!!! I adore your rolled page!!!! Love love your first layout!!

Maria said...

That first LO is just phenomenal!

Romy said...

Wow, what amazing layouts! Your work is always so elegant and feminine. I love the way you distress!

Debbie said...

Gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!

ionabunny said...

Your pages are beautiful and I really love those gift bags.

Patti Senter said...

I love the idea of rolling the paper back and tucking a photo behind, how gorgeous does that look! Brave people or grandparents were, I wonder if I could have sent my family to another country that way. Wonderful stories to pass on from generation to generation. Every page you've created is just a treasure!

Rea' said...

What a creative page (grandfather page)the rolled corners and the flower cluster are awesome.The wedding "sketch" page is awesome too... love the torn paper, the netting, and the flowers are awesome! Love your repurposing gift envelopes, great idea!

Merrihew said...

Beautiful work, Vicky! What a wonderful way to use those little kraft bags!

Cheryl

MZule said...

Love your take on the sketch!

Kimberly said...

I love all your projects! Beautiful work!

Lynne Forsythe said...

Your cards are just AH~MAZING!!! just soooo GORGEOUS!!

cin2273 said...

I love how your creation looks so vintage!

Keren Tamir said...

love the layouts Vicky! so femenine!!

Stephanie said...

Awesome projects Vicky, I love how you've done the one of your grandfather!

Katyoparty said...

Thanks for sharing all of these gorgeous designs! Who ever would've guessed that gussied up paper bags could be so cool??!!

Beatrice Lawson said...

Great wedding day layout! And those cute kraft envelopes are darling. Loved how you stamped a background on them , really makes them special.

L. Akins said...

Lovely layouts!!

Alina said...

Wonderful projects! Great blog hop!

Peggy Lee said...

Wowsssersss that is breathtaken...by your layout..love the way you embellished the paper bags...amazing

Peggy lee

Sandi Cl~ said...

Just gorgeous, Vicky! Love the all!

Maureen Chandler said...

Your pages are gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing the tutorial on making those lovely flowers too - they look like something fun and I am going to make myself some today!

magicalmagpie said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely work, love the way that you have saved your brown envelopes that the flowers come in and made a project with them. (I also hoard mine!)
;)

Peggy said...

Gorgeous projects, Vicky!!!! I especially love how you designed your first page; the idea of using the bags is awesome; thanks for sharing!!!!

Jami Bishop said...

Vicky your pages are timelessly beautiful...wow...getting so much inspiration from participating in this blog-hop. I don't normally do this kind of thing but I'm glad I decided to do this one! Have a blessed day! : )

kandilin said...

Your use of the envelopes is so clever

My Studio Voice said...

I enjoy seeing what talented folks do with leftovers and bits and pieces. The exposure of pattern under the rips, folds, and tears is very pretty.

Amy Voorthuis said...

Your lo is TRULY admireable....so delicate en pretty...just love it!! Hugs Amy

nanatam said...

Great layouts! I really like the curled paper and flowers. TFS!

Electra said...

Hi Vicky, from another Albertan (Cochrane) Your work is really pretty and I love the "unisex" gift bags. It's a great idea to have them handy! I really like the curled pages and the pop of colour that shows on the distressed curls on the one page.

Pam said...

Love the gift bags !

Maureen Hayes said...

Really beautiful use of this kit! Thanks so much for sharing your work and being part of the blog hop!

Naiara said...

beautiful works!
I love these kits and the wonderful things that you guys do with them.
congratulations

Dena Cottrell said...

I just love your layouts!! I really like how you curled the paper over to show a hidden image underneath. Very effective! Your wedding layout is beautiful. I really like the chipboard words that come with the kits. The 'Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow are really beautiful. And I love how you made the little gift bags out of extra paper and saved bags. I save all that kind of stuff because you just never know when you might need it and it is always nice to have something ready to go. Thank you for sharing.

Sandi Smith said...

So very beautiful Vicky...love the design on your first layout!

Joy said...

that first layout is beautiful

fusiafscrapping said...

This is gorgeous!

Cindy Lou said...

Love your techniques, such beautiful results.

Christie & Marie said...

awesomeeeeeeeeeeeeee