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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Swirlydoos December Kit Blog Hop

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

If you came here from LuminArte'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. We have 3 manufacturers hopping and 3 designers from Webster's pages too! 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!

To kick things off I am sharing a layout made entirely with the "Believe" main kit contents (no add-ons or items from my stash at all) and a tutorial is posted here on the Swirlydoos Forum on how to make it from start to finish! This is a picture of my boys a few years ago. I love preschool pictures, before kids lose their baby fat and all their teeth.

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Here is a close-up of the flowers and awesome zipper.



This is a giant gift topper "layout". Sometimes the box is just too big to wrap but this will look pretty on it instead of just a big bow. I added a doily and some ribbon from my stash.



Look at the gorgeous flower and berry spray from the add-on kit!



This layout started out with inspiration from the kit sketch and took on a life of it's own, LOL. I added some Dusty Attic trees from my stash (painted and added glitter snow-tex on them, then inked over top). Around the pictures, those are layered snowflake die cuts made from plain white cardstock. I've always liked this picture of my boys as babies taken at sundown but found it dark. I never found the right winter paper to scrap it - until now! Love the antique look of this paper and the pretty flowers from the add-on kit to match.



This is a Dusty Attic chipboard piece in the main kit. I primed it with gesso, painted it with the "ice" Silks glaze that's included in the main kit and lastly, I added plain white snow-tex (from Michael's Crafts) randomly with my finger. BTW - Silks are a new favorite of mine, gotta collect them all!



Here is the gorgeous kit sketch to get your creative mojo going! i know, mine ended up looking nothing like this, hee, hee... but it gave me the idea to use the chipboard trees that were collecting dust in scrappy stash.



Lastly today, I have a simple cone. I like the elegance of simple projects at Christmas time since the colors are so rich. A variety of flowers from the main kit and add-on kit were used for this project. Just fill the cone with chocolates or candies and then top with flowers to decorate. Makes a great teacher gift!



I've just gotta say... Kaisercraft has really fantastic Christmas collections this year and Swirlydoos combined a few of them so perfectly well in this amazing kit. Click here to become a Swirlydoos Subscriber!




You have until midnight, eastern time, on Friday, 12/14 to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on Saturday 12/15. 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 words: A CHILD

The party ends over at Swirlydoos' blog.
It's a special lucky day for the hop 12/12/12.
Two weeks until Christmas :)

NOTE: These projects were created with the special help of Helmar Adhesives - especially my favorites: the Premium Craft glue for paper and 450 Quick Dry for flowers and embellishments. I also used the fantastic acid-free glue for the chipboard too!


63 comments:

Rae said...

So beautiful! LOVE that anatomy page!

Pat said...

Love the projects you did!

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LindaSS said...

wonderful.. love you cone.. :)

Lisa said...

Gorgeous work! I love how uou used the zipper.

MarĂ­lia Lopes said...

Love the projects you did!

Rebecca " The miss Haven " said...

Sweet , sweet :) Tfs !!
Hugs Rebecca

Kim said...

Love your anatomy layout. Great projects.

Tone-Lill said...

Lots of great projects, love the zipper and the flower cone
:)

Jan said...

Lovely! Thank you for sharing!

Wendy said...

So pretty! I love all of your projects! Thanks for sharing!

Bonnie said...

Beautiful! TFS :-)

MichelleZ said...

Wonderful projects!

Paulien van den Bosch said...

Wow Vicky, All of your projects are so Beautiful. I love your anatomy page and that gift topper and your cone... oh my..... I just love it all!!!!!!

Nadja Olloz said...

wonderful projects! very nice!

Peggy said...

Beautiful layouts, Vicky; I love your anatomy page!!!!

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous projects Vicky, can't wait to try your layout tutorial

Debbie L Gregory said...

Beautiful work. I love seeing all the rich red showcased!!

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Beautiful work! I really love how you frame your circular photos. Thanks for the inspiration!

Pakrat said...

love you layouts

langeatheart said...

Vicky your layouts are awesome! Now I want to go back and order the kit and every add in there is lol! Now I wish I added the Merry Christmas to my DA list! Can I? Merry Christmas to you and yours! :) Pam

Maria said...

Gorgeous!

fusiafscrapping said...

You have created so many lovely things! Thank you for sharing them!

scrappygal said...

Beautiufl projects!! Love that present topper idea!

Kimberly said...

Beautiful projects! Thanks for sharing!

Mountain Charm said...

How Lovely! Thank you for the inspiration!

momoftwo said...

Lovely projects.TFS!

Merrihew said...

Beautiful LO's! Love your anatomy LO!

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Totally stunning and inspiring!

Gloria Westerman said...

Love your layouts...so beautiful...and what a pretty idea for the cone fill with candy for gifts...love that idea..thank you so much for sharing....

Romy said...

Oh my, just love your projects! That first lay-out is definitely one of my favs of yours.

Elisabeth Bottoms said...

Vicky! This is amazing. I love the idea of the Christmas ornament on the layout.

Shubhra said...

Loved the layouts , these are stunning !

Sherrenae - Sherri said...

wonderful layouts.

Cherished said...

Love all your creations.

Kathi said...

the zipper Lo is amazing I love the poinsetta's and th ornament look

Lesley said...

As usual, your work is stunning.

Debbie said...

Gorgeous Vicky, love your first lo, I have to make one, beautiful!!!! Thanks for the anatomy of a lo this month...

Diljeet Kaur said...

hop hop n hop :-).....from 1 creation to another it's fun

connie said...

beautiful projects! love how you used the zipper.

gretheB said...

great stuff - and a nice blog hop

Cindy Lou said...

Simply beautiful. So much detail in both projects, so much fun. Thnaks for inspiring!

L. Akins said...

Lovely layouts

grammypame said...

Love your work and thanks for sharing!!!! Merry Christmas!
Pam Allen

Gillian said...

lovely work

sandee said...

Love the whimsical touch of the zipper, and those awesome curled frayed edges on the other LO! Blog hopping from the hills of North Carolina :)

Katie said...

Great projects! Love the layout you created with the picture ornament, the first one. The layout is just beautiful, I love the torn paper and the tassels around the picture. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Teresa said...

Love the layouts! Like how the snow picture one just goes with the winter paper.

Distressed, But Not Forsaken said...

The zipper's so cute. Don't think I've ever seen one used like that. And I love the cone!

Hanne said...

Beautiful! Lovely pages.

Dee in N.H. said...

Gorgeous pages!! Love the zipper and the picture in the ornament!!

Rusticdiva said...

It is lovely to see you use only the products supplied with the kit and the totally different out results. Hope you have a very Merry Christmas.

Amy Voorthuis said...

WOW WOW WOW what an amazing idea your first lo is through the roof pretty .....love all your pretty creations with the BELIEVE kit!!! xox Amy

marylouh said...

Loved all of the projects. The toppers for the presents were really beautiful. Gave me an idea for decorating some of my presents (have to be people who will appreciate them though).

leon santiago said...

super good work!

Katyoparty said...

Hello Vicky! I enjoy your blog and always look forward to new posts. I saw your creations in the gallery the other night and left my props there!

Manda_K said...

Beautiful!! I really love that first layout!

mamadonald said...

Beautiful work!!

famillemarleau said...

Beautiful projects. You're very talented. Thanks for sharing, Johanne L.

Nicole Doiron said...

Love all your creations Vicky! I have always been a fan of yours! Such talent! :)

Beatrice Lawson said...

Vicky, you rock! I love your projects, and that fabulous topper is divine.

Kathy said...

sorry i keep leaving comments and they wont go. Hmmm. I love your layout and the use of the zipper. Happy Holidays

Sandie Edwards said...

Beautiful Vicky!!