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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.

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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.