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Saturday, May 5, 2012

Swirlydoos May kit reveal/blog hop

Welcome to Swirlydoos' May Kit Reveal
Blog Hop Block Party!

(and happy National Scrapbook Day too!)

If you came here from Swirlydoos 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 as a bonus we have 3 special guests joining in the fun and offering a prize!! There are 4 prize packs up for grabs so make sure to follow along and have fun!

The "So Chic" May kit is is just that - shabbylicious chic! It features beautiful papers from Donna Salazar "botanique" and tons of fabulous scrappy goodness from Melissa Frances. For my fist layout, this is my daughter as a newborn. I added a crochet doily (from Michaels) and little acrylic stems (in last month's kit) from my stash.

I did some faux stitching on this (white pen and paper piercer) and love the result. Here is a close-up.

For my second layout, this is my son as a toddler on Easter morning (at my mom's house). I added a Dusty Attic chipboard cherry blossom piece and some paper doilies from my stash. 

Oh my goodness I can't even start to tell you how FULL this kit is - so many flowers! Seriously, I get the main kit and a flower add-on and I have more than enough to make at least 5 layouts. 

I used the gorgeous kit sketch for this one.

Last but not least, a little altered booklet. This will be sent to Stephanie Dinnell, the winner of a recent Swirlydoos forum challenge. She gets a handmade item from several of the Swirly DT members! BTW - Don't you just love those metal corners in the kit?

You have until midnight, eastern time, on Monday, May 7th to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on May 8th.  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 QUESTION.

3: Finally, go back to the Swirlydoos blog and leave a comment letting us know how much fun you had AND tell us the QUESTION that was created with all of the special words you collected AND GIVE US YOUR ANSWERS.

My special word is : WHAT

The party continues over at Lisa Gregory's blog.  Have fun!

***Also, since May is National Scrapbook month, we are saving some of our projects and will be revealing them all month long.  Make sure to come back and check all of our Design Team's blogs to see their wonderful work!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

May prize sponsor for ScrapFIT

I'm sponsoring 2 Dusty Attic prizes this month over at the ScrapFIT blog (http://scrapfit.blogspot.ca). It is truly a fantastic inspirational EASY challenge blog with an awesome design team (great tutorials too!). This month you'll have 2 chances to win some Dusty Attic chipboard. The first theme and first prize this month is just perfect for my sponsorship...

CHALLENGE: Decorate With A Doily!
Doilies are back and being put to good use on our scrapbook layouts and paper crafts!  Show us fun and unique way to use a doily! Visit the ScrapFIT blog for more details and great inspiration!

You can find a healthy selection of Dusty Attic chipboard in my Etsy shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/vickyalberto. Please note that I just received a new shipment just a few weeks ago and the chipboard styles are already selling out very fast (already half the shipment is sold!) - so be sure to check back often for re-stocking.

Have fun creating!!!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Swirlydoos ATCs

Happy Sunday!

Just a quick post of some ATCs I made for Swirlydoos. Each DT member made a few of these for our Swirly leader Krissy to hand out at an upcoming event. I used left overs from my FEB/MAR/APR kits. Was a fun challenge to work on such a small "canvas". Click on the image to see details...