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Monday, March 11, 2013

Swirlydoos March Blog Hop

Welcome to Swirlydoos' March 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 the Swirlydoos blog and start from there. We have some amazing projects for you to see today and a special guest designer too - Manda (she won layout of the year 2012 at Swirlydoos!). Make sure to leave a comment on all of the blogs for a chance to win prizes for participation in this hop. also, be sure to check out Swirlydoos on Facebook and Like Us too!

Swirlydoos has a DT call for Educators!
As you know we have a kick-butt Education team and we are looking to add to our family. If you love to create tutorials and share your love of the craft with others, we would love to have you on our team. The deadline is looming! Please click on THIS LINK to learn more!

Now on to the March "Vintage Chic" kit...
This beautiful kit features a lot of Prima goodness from the "Engraver" collection, so I thought it fitting to use the March Prima BAP sketch for a layout. I have been itching to scrap this recent school picture of my daughter in her favourite dress.

Click on images to see larger views.

The main kit and flower add-on features gorgeous flowers! For the title, I simply used pastel chalk on the word laughter in the paper. Suits my daugher perfectly - she is always full of laughter.

Here is a layout of my husband and I that I created ENTIRELY with the main "Vintage Chic" kit contents only. I just used a few tools and gesso from my stash - nothing else. You can find a step-by-step tutorial on the Swirlydoos forum HERE on how to create this layout.

Awesome flowers and fun bling in the main kit!

Here, I simply altered a plain kraft bag and added a handmade flower. I have lots of flower tutorials in the right sidebar of this blog.

I cut apart one of the bling strips to add to the clock.

You have until midnight, eastern time, on Wednesday 3/13 to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on Thursday 3/14. 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.


Lastly, here is a look at the Swirlydoos main kit. To become a subscriber and never miss a gorgeous Swirlydoos kit click here.


My special words are: all be
The party continues over at Miranda'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 and Zapdots to add dimension.


53 comments:

Rae said...

Gorgeous projects, Vicky. I like how you incorporated the pink!

Lisa Valentine said...

Your pages are beautiful. Love the couple's page.

Lisa Valentine said...

Your pages are beautiful. Love the couple's page.

Kim said...

Love how you incorporated the pink in your projects.

juscrap said...

Gorgeous project! Great job. hugs

Buffy Esser said...

Beautiful projects...I really love the bag! thank you for sharing!

Merrihew said...

Beautiful projects, Vicky! I enjoyed you anatomy tutorial over at Swirlydoos!

Lynne Forsythe said...

All your projects are STUNNING....but loved the idea of just using the "kit" for your layout!! TWO THUMBS UP!!

L. Akins said...

Lovely layout!!!

langeatheart said...

Vicky I love what you did with this kit! Your layouts are awesome! Too bad it' already sold out :( TFS!! Your fan Pam Ellis

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Anna said...

Beautiful work. I love the pink/black/white!

Paulien van den Bosch said...

Oh WOW Vicky!!!! Gorgeous projects with this month's kit. I soooooo love your Anatomy page!!!!

Heidi Kelley said...

Beautiful projects this month!! I just adore hoe you colored in the title on the first page,

Debbie L Gregory said...

Adore the pink in this, it really hilights your designs. Really enjoy following your work, and also adore your Projects with Megs Garden!

Shona said...

beautiful projects Vicky :)

Debbie L Gregory said...

That Dusty Attic sign keeps flashing and taunting me, must go have another look, LOL!

Stephanie said...

Vicky all of your projects turned out awesome, love the one of you and your husband!

Maria Harms said...

Beautiful. Love the addition of the pink to the layout and bag.

Janet Zeppa said...

Love those gorgeous flowers!

Heidi Bound said...

Loving the PINK!

Karen Lynn M said...

Thank you for your inspiration. I especially loved the use of pink in your designs.

Hanne said...

Lovely! Gorgeous flowers.

Miranda Edney said...

Beautiful! always!

Kathleen White said...

Lovely page.

Nicole Doiron said...

Awesome projects as always Vicky! Love your gift bag - i did one myself not too long ago! :) You're always an inspiration!

Asmah Zainal Abidin said...

Hi Vicky,
The hubby&wife page is my favorite; loving handsome couple you are! Nice paper bag! TFS your fantabulous project...I love being given the ideas and inspirations, thank you :)
Hugs and smiles,
Asmah

Sherrenae - Sherri said...

Really love how you use one color to pop against the neutral pages.

Andiepants said...

Your daughter is precious and what a fantastic LO to showcase her too!!!

Kimberly said...

I love all your projects, but I am crazy about that gift bag!!! Thanks for adding some color, and I do love pink!

MichelleMc said...

Such beautiful projects! Love your work!

Pam said...

Love the pink doilies !!! Gorgeous work !

Beatrice Lawson said...

The black and pink, the black and gold - love your colourful, vibrant pages!

Rusticdiva said...

Vicky ...all I can say is your blog stops me in my tracks everytime...it never ceases to amaze me how talented your are. Thanks for sharing

CathyMc said...

Love the textures and the colour choices. Amazing work!

Adriana B said...

wonderful projects love them all :)

Adriana B said...

wonderful projects love them all :)

Audrey Frelx said...

Beautiful layout pages and your project.

Your daughter is beautiful, and you and hubby make such a great-looking couple!

Kitika said...

such very beautiful projects! Love the colors and the flowers! I really admire the way you combine papers and embellishments to create a gorgeous surrounding for your photos! you are one talented lady.Love your work !

Joy said...

Beautiful pages - thank you for sharing!

Lesley said...

As usual, your work is stunning.

Ava Gavloski said...

vicky, great projects showcasing the kit... fab!!!
ava g

~Sue C said...

Vicky, there isn't a single thing that you have created that I haven't LOVED. Another beautiful creation. Your eye for placement of materials, color combinations and overall design is amazing.

Peggy said...

Beautiful projects!!!! Love the pretty gift bag, love the sweet couples page, my fave is your "Laughter" layout with the rolled corners and your colored title. I've already mentioned that I'll be uh, "borrowing" this one :)

Debbie said...

beautiful lo's

marylouh said...

Beautiful layouts. Love the gift bag. I put all my Christmas presents in gift bags this year so I'm happy to get ideas for future bags.

Lynn Good said...

Gorgeous projects Vicky

Katyoparty said...

Hello Vicky! Cool creations! I love the way you used little bits of bling on the clock--so clever that I'm going to do it too! Thanks for your great tutorials!

Lillian Child said...

Vicky, your projects are simply delightful! You can tell that you really love this craft and are so dang talented! Thanks for sharing with us!

KathyK said...

Great layouts. And I love the bag!

ionabunny said...

Gorgeous LO's, especially like the first one

Manda_K said...

WOW!! You rocked these!!! I love love love them!!!

Boni said...

stunning projects thanks o much

Linda Pekrul said...

I'm just getting a chance to look at everyone's blogs now. I love what you've done Vicky! What a cool idea to highlight the word "laughter"... it is so effective. Love the photo of you and your hubby. I don't have very many with mine. Neither of us likes having our picture taken. LOL. And the gift bag ... yum... I wouldn't need a gift in it ... the bag is enough on its own!