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Saturday, September 8, 2012

OUAS September Challenge (using Swirlydoos and Helmar)

I used the last of my August Swirlydoos kit to create this layout for the September Once Upon A Sketch (OUAS) and Color, Stories, Inspiration (CSI) cross promotion challenge.

This is a picture of my dad and eldest son when he was little on Easter Sunday. All of the chipboard was sponsored by Imaginarium Designs and the ribbon from Scrapbook Fantasies. Hidden journaling reads: "I love to catch you in a touching moment with Grandpa - it melts my heart how much you love spending time together".

Click on images to see larger versions.

Here is a close up of some of the gorgeous embellishments from the Swirlydoos August kit.

Here is the beautiful OUAS sketch, palette and CSI criteria. Entries for this challenge are due by 2:00 pm Monday 17th of September Australian Eastern Standard Time.

For this challenge, you must use :
* the SKETCH provided
* all the colours in the SCHEME
* at least 2 elements from the EVIDENCE
* at least 1 element from the TESTIMONY!

I hope you can join in the fun and play along!

Please note that this layout was created using Helmar Adhesives (LOTS of it!).

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Swirlydoos September Kit Blog Hop

Welcome to Swirlydoos' September 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!You have until midnight, eastern time, on Friday, September 7th to complete the hop. Click on my images to see larger versions.

This month's September "Inspiration" kit features the gorgeous Prima Romance Novel papers and so many amazing embellishments. Here is a picture of my daughter last summer. I adore this paper and photo too!

Here is a close-up of the flowers - some from the main kit and some from the add-on.

I decided to play with the Coredinations paper in the kit that you can sand to reveal the embossed clocks. It goes so well with the Prima papers for this boy layout of my sons as toddlers. There was a fun zipper trim and some gorgeous black flowers in this kit too. The chipboard is from my stash (the frame is actually the "negative" part of a Dusty Attic sweat pea set that you're supposed to discard).

Here is a close up view of the flowers and zipper. The frame was finished by stippling a variety of paints and inks.

Lastly, this is one of my favorite pictures with my daughter when she was 9 months old. She fell asleep on me during a photo shoot. I wasn't a fan of the black background used but it works for this layout. I added some doilies and 2Crafty chipboard from my stash on this layout.

The above layout was inspired by the kit sketch - gorgeous sketches as always in the kits!

Here is a close-up of the chipboard and flowers. The black chipboard was crackle painted and the cream one was painted and inked.

You have until midnight, eastern time, on Friday, September 7th to complete the hop.

Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on Saturday the 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 sentemce. 

3: Finally, go back to the Swirlydoos blog and leave a comment.
Let 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: Stupidity

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

Please note: These layouts were all glued together using my favorite Helmar adhesives.