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Friday, October 12, 2012

Wedding Layout using Christmas papers (Pion/2Crafty/Helmar)

The Pion Design Silent Night collection is so versatile and can be used for so many kinds of projects. Here I am featuring a layout of my Mother and her Father on her wedding day. It was my parent's 40th year anniversary on September 30th and my Mother's 60th birthday is just around the corner on December 31st. Yup my dad has it very easy to remember... the last day of each month, LOL.

I have enhanced this layout with a lot of 2Crafty chipboard (elise dress form, parisian border and title).

I have simply used gesso and various brown inks to finish my chipboard - easy and economical!

Here is a close-up of the layered dress form chipboard - sooo love this piece!

I added a lot of pretty white flowers left over from various Swirlydoos kits.

The inspiration for this layout came from my friend Nadia Cannizzo - look at this gorgeous sketch of hers!

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/fabric. 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).



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).