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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!