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Monday, February 11, 2013

Swirlydoos February Blog Hop


Welcome to Swirlydoos' "Upon a Time" Kit Reveal
Blog Hop Block Party!
If you came here from Rae'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. Make sure to leave a comment on all of the blogs for a chance to win a prize! Check out Swirlydoos on Facebook and Like Us too!

Well, this kit featuring the entire Graphic 45 "A Place in Time" collection (26 sheets of paper!) really gives paper crafters endless possibilities to create with. Oh there are so many color combinations to choose from! Here is a layout of my daughter as a baby. I have added some Dusty Attic chipboard (lacing tash and mini word title) from my stash to complement my kit layout. Click images for larger views.

Here is a close-up of the gorgeous pearl bling and fabric flowers this month!

I also used the beautiful kit sketch as inspiration for the layout above.

Next is a a layout of my son as a fun little toddler. Once again, I added some DA chipboard from my stash to complement the kit (snowflakes and scroll border).

Here is a close-up of the pretty blue kit flowers and my handmade ones too. I am working on a tutorial for these and will post it soon.

I used the Dusty Attic February sketch as inspiration for the layout above.

Lastly for today, I made a birthday gift box. Like I said, this kit has so many possibilities. I really love the variety of embellishments this month - so fun to work with!

I used this template to create my gift bag with a "unit" of 1.75 inches. Click image for larger view.
You have until midnight, eastern time, on Thursday, FEB. 14 to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on Friday 1/25. 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 : DIET

I will be back in a week or so with more kit projects too! Here is a peek at the "Upon a Time" main kit. To become a subscriber and never miss a gorgeous Swirlydoos kit click here.
The party continues over at Angelica's blog. Have fun!

NOTE: I used a lot of Helmar goodness to stick all of my projects together. I used the premium craft glue on the paper layers, the 450 quick dry on the flowers, the adhesive runner for the photos, Zapdots to add dimension, and the acid-free glue for all the chipboard pieces. Thank goodness for good glue!


48 comments:

Kathi said...

Vicky that photo is too cute, fantasic LO's

Barbara said...

My favorite is the first Layout. Its very cute.
Bye
Barbara

Lisa Valentine said...

Your pages are so much fun this month and I adore that bag!!!

Paulien van den Bosch said...

Vicky... I just love your gorgeous projects with this month's kit. The gift bag is so lovely, and your pages... WOW!

Peggy said...

Beautiful projects all; my fave is the first with that precious image, sort colors and the pearl border!!!

Cathi ONeill said...

Love the layouts and your gift box!!

Angelica said...

Vicky, your layouts are fantastic!! Your bag is so pretty...thanks for saring the template!

Lynn Good said...

Beautiful layouts and love the gift bag

Cherished said...

Your blog is filled with inspiration.

MZule said...

Very cute LOs!

Anna said...

Love that January layout!!! Just beautiful!

Lisa said...

Oh that lo is just to adorable...love the colors you chose...also love the gift box!!!

Becky Dunham said...

wow Vicky, you were really busy! I love these layouts!! Those photos are so precious and I love how you have created the layouts around them! I really need to try more LO sketches! Sweet gift bag too! I just love the G45 Place in Time collection. I wish I could afford to get the Swirlydoos kits each month! I am a new follower thru email as I don't want to miss anything! Thanks for the inspiration :)

Robin (ddcdragonfly) said...

Yum!!!! Love the treat bag & the details on the layouts are scrumptious.

Amarilys said...

Vicky, love your projects this month! I especially love that first layout!!!

Kimberly said...

I love your pages. So many gorgeous details. I like how you added Dusty Attic chipboard.

Shelley Schubert said...

Such beautiful work, Vicky! You never disappoint!

magicalmagpie said...

I love that you have chosen to use the calendar pages to document a day in the month.
Love the box that you have made too. This kit does seem to be very versatile. Cant wait for mine.
Gail

marcia said...

I really need to start doing more artwork like you have created. Gorgeous!

T Young said...

Vicky, your projects are lovely as always! Thanks for sharing!

marylouh said...

A pretty baby got a very pretty page. Love all of the projects.

detra said...

Beautiful layouts!

Sandra Smith said...

All your projects are incredible! Love your baby layout and the January layout. Both are really pretty and I love the distressed look. The gift bag is awesome! Who wouldn't want to receive a bag like this...gift or not!

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Scrap2day said...

Gorgeous projects! Thank you for the bag template. What a great way to use all the beautiful scraps we have left from this gorgeous kit!

nanatam said...

Love your layouts. The baby LO is beautiful. TFS!

Amy Voorthuis said...

Oh wow you did wonders with this BEAUTIFUL KIT .......both lo's are so pretty .....and the is just awesome!,, thank you for sharing xox Amy

Amy Voorthuis said...

I mean bag lol xxx

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Keren Tamir said...

beautiful creations this month Vicky!! hope all is well!!

Andiepants said...

Your pages are gorgeous as always honey;) Thank you so much for the inspiration!!

Stephanie said...

Vicky your layouts and that gift bag are beautiful and I love the DA pieces!

Beatrice Lawson said...

How lovely!! Beautiful takes on the sketches and your pictures are just adorable. Love those G45 papers...

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Debbie L Gregory said...

This kit is showing the most amazing projects and that picture of your daughter looks like a sweet angel>

Iryna Kittsteiner said...

Wonderful Hop! Beautiful LÖ's!

Nancy said...

Gorgeous projects. Love the baby layout!

Merrihew said...

Beautiful projects, Vicky! Love how you used the sketches!

Rachelle Olaridge said...

Love your beautiful layouts. Such a cute baby. Thanks for the inspiration.
Huggies
Rachelle
xxx

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Eila Sandberg said...

BEAUTIFUL projects Vicky! love the softness of the first one, precious details and darling photo. My fave detail in the second one are the blooms and the cluster. Lovely gift box too, the butterfly paper has to be from Inkido, right? looks smashing! hugs, E