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Friday, November 16, 2012

Helmar sketch contest!

Don't forget to enter Helmar's November challenge! Create any type of project based on this sketch and post your creation at http://www.flickr.com/groups/helmarlive to be entered to win some amazing glue!

Here is a layout I had made based on this sketch (I used the sketch upside down).

This project was created with the special help of Helmar Adhesives - my two favorites: the Premium Craft glue for paper and 450 Quick Dry for embellishments.

Good luck to all that enter the contest!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Pion Design - sketch contest!

Pion design is hosting this fabulous sketch contest on their blog based on this beautiful sketch using Pion papers. You have until Sunday, November 25th to enter for a chance to win some gorgeous papers. Create and card or a layout and post it on their blog HERE!

Good luck to all that enter!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Swirlydoos November Kit Blog Hop

Welcome to Swirlydoos' November "Nouveau" Kit
Reveal and Blog Hop Block Party!

If you came here from Lisa Gregory'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. Also, as an extra special twist, one of our designers is also hiding a secret prize on their blog too! 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!

Today I begin by sharing a layout about my grandfather (my dad's father). He immigrated to Canada from Portugal when my dad was 7. He sent my grandma, my dad and my aunt a year before and sent money for them to live with relatives until he could join them. I adore this Creative Imaginations IOD collection!

Please click on images for larger views.

Here is a close-up of the gorgeous kit flowers and 2Crafty chipboard (chipboard from my stash - title and flourishes). On the chipboard I used the gorgeous teal Silks paint in the main kit and gesso.

Next up is a wedding picture of yours truly and my hubby almost 11 years ago! The Dusty Attic chipboard (frame/flourish) is in the kit and the Fabscraps title chippy is from last month's kit (I didn't get a chance to use then). The large handmade flower is part of my tutorial in the next post. Such pretty Kaisercraft paper in this kit!

Here is a close-up. On the chipboard I simply stippled on white acrylic paint - that's all!

This wedding layout was inspired by the amazing kit sketch this month.

I have been saving the little brown kraft envelopes that Krissy sends my Swirlydoos flowers in each month and decided to turn them into generic "unisex" gift bags (for those gift-giving moments that sneak up and you).

 I did some different background stamping on each bag and easily embellished.

Don't you just love these IOD papers? - so so so gorgeous!

Here is a peek at the main kit but there are so many gorgeous add-ons too that you need to check out over at Swirlydoos!

You have until midnight, eastern time, on Wednesday, 11/14 to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on Thursday 11/15. 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 : Spirituality

The party ends back over at the Swirlydoos blog. Have fun!