Thursday, March 6, 2014

Swirlydoos March Reveal and Blog Hop!!




Welcome to:
March Scrapbook Kit Reveal & Blog Hop!

If you came here from the Die~Namites 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!!! Make sure you have LIKED & FOLLOWED Swirlydoos on Facebook!!!


Swirlydoos is proud to bring you our beautiful March collection:
Salutations



And check out these coordinating add ons that perfectly compliment our March scrapbook kit!


Are you a subscriber? If so, your kit is on it's way! If not, check out the Swirlydoos store to see if there are any March kits or add ons in the store!


Has it sold out? - become a subscriber and not only will you never miss a kit again, but you'll also pay less for your monthly scrapbook kits!

*Mention this blog hop and save 10% on your first kit*


We have some absolutely beautiful scrapbook projects for you to see today !! 


My first page is based on this month's beautiful sketch by the talented Beggahuna:



Everything is from the Main Kit and Add-ons except for the doily (courtesy of my local Dollar Store). Using distress inks and texture paste, I created the background with a TCW ledger stencil. The burlap flowers coordinated perfectly and I love the wired mesh ribbon! The Prima diecut clock was embossed with clear chunky embossing power,then cracked and inked for the vintage effect.


My next page highlights the neutral side of the kit:


I realize the brushes in the Add-on were probably meant to be used to paint, but I couldn't resist working them into the theme! My backgound was misted with Heidi Swapp in Tinsel, Tattered Angel in Cinder and Lindy's Stamp Gang in Steel. Then I applied a layer of Ranger crackle paint in Soot. After that dried I used the French Script stamp from Something Tattered and Ranger Gold embossing powder to add more texture. The Kit and Add-ons include such fun little embellishments like the pen nubs and sweet tags.The Prima wooden butterflies were simply crackled and pasted in flight.

My last page for today features the gorgeous and rich burgandies of the kit:


I fussy cut the border and created a anchoring area using gesso, an older Prima stamp and Perfect Pearl Powders in red and silver. There is more of it but it got covered up as I added layers! The mats and chipboards made it easy to effortless match and layer.I embossed the mats with a Tim Holtz brick pattern which shows up better in real life. The swirls were cut on my Cuttlebug and embossed and inked for texture. I simply glittered the Prima dragonflies for some bling!

So, let's get started! Make sure to leave a comment on all of the blogs for a chance to win!!! 

You have until midnight, eastern time, on Friday, 3/7 to complete the hop. 
Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on Saturday, March 8. 
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. 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 : always


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





52 comments:

langeatheart said...

Tracey your layouts re awesome! I love the way you layer behind your photos! Great pics! All the best! http://mybeaner.blogspot.ca/

Kim said...


Great layouts. Your take on the sketch challenge is my favorite.

Cheryl M said...

I love all the layers, fussy cuts, embossing....oh I just LOVE everything you've done. I'll be coming back often once I get my kit to see what I might be able to do with it.
Stunning!!

Paulien van den Bosch said...

It is soooooooooo GOOD to have you with us, and your work with this month's kit is just FABULOUS!!!! Love your detail work!!

ginger jarnagin said...

Thanks for the close ups. Love them.

Debra Peloso said...

Love all the layering and how it works together

scrapglamour said...

The layouts are greate! Wonderful...

barbara macaskill said...

Your layouts are amazing!! Love how you used the paintbrushes!!! So many great details to keep you coming back to look again just in case you missed something before!! TFS!

bearsmother said...

the second layout is so pretty with the muted colors but I really like the bright pages with the reds. All of them are so pretty. Great job.

scrappygal said...

Beautiful layouts!! My fav is the one with the girl in the red dress which is gorgeous!

L. Akins said...

Lovely layouts. I adore the sketch challenge layout. Your daughter is beautiful!

Kathleen White said...

I love how you incorporated the brushes into the layout! genius!

Dee in N.H. said...

Your pages are just amazing!! I love that you made those paint brushes a part of all the gorgeousness!

MiMi63 said...

Love the way you used the beautiful reds in your layouts. Great job Tracey.

Stephanie said...

Wow Tracey such gorgeous layouts you've done with this months kit!

Sherrenae - Sherri said...

Wow - great to have you on the design team - fabulous debut.

Angelica said...

Stunning pages Tracey!! Just LOVE what you have created with this kit!!!

Sue Kendrick said...

Tracey, your layouts are so beautiful. I love the way your incorporate texture with doilies and sewing.

Heather Thompson said...

i am speechless, these are just amazing, there is so much detail. I am envious. I love your style!

Beth Henry said...

Your "neutral" page is adorable. There is nothing neutral about that.

Amarilys said...

what an awesome debut! LOVE al the layouts although the second one is my fav! Love the embossing in the background!

grammypat said...

You really have some awesome layouts - like your use of distress inks ,doilies and texture . Such a neat idea to include the brushes.. Thanks so much for sharing

Leona Folkerts said...

beautiful, stunning pages!

Kimberly said...

Beautiful pages!! Thanks for the close ups!

Phi said...

Wow the details on your layouts are amazing.

Maria Harms said...

These are gorgeous and I love how you made a frame from the bling "ribbon". Thanks for sharing.

Sarah Lynch said...

Congrats on joining Swirlydoos! Your layouts are beautiful and I LOVE how you've cracked that clock piece, that is soooo cool

paperpapier said...

such an awesome layout, love all the details in it!

Candida said...

Beautiful, gorgeous LO! Love all the details, specially the fussy cut border. Great idea!

on a good day said...

I like that you have shown how to use the kit in different ways. And all of them are so beautiful.

Jodie said...

Beautiful LO! Love all the details and the layering.

Sandi Clarkson said...

Just swinging by to say congrats on your debut! Aweome work with the kit, gf!

Bonnie aka Cinnabon said...

these layouts are superb, Tracey! Love love LOVE!

MZule said...

So pretty!

Andiepants said...

Live love love the dark page with the brushes. The neutral tones just POP off the black background.

Kathy Lopez said...

I love the layering with the flowers from the kit. Very nice.

Hanne said...

Beautiful pages. Love the idea of using the paintbrushes on the page.

Виктория Азарова said...

Яркие работы. Спасибо за хорошее настроение.

Sarah Biswabic said...

I love,love LOVE your pages! They are gorgeous!! I also love your blog ! Very beautiful!

Beatrice Lawson said...

Love your layouts, the black background with gold embossing is fabulous.

T Young said...

So artistic! Love the fact that you put the brushes on your layout, and I love all of the layers of goodness :)

Amante del Papel said...

always you do and stunning job!

Linda Storey said...

Love the lay-outs, but I must say the cracked watch is my favorite! Thanks for the chance to win...

Donna Sergent said...

I love the fun way you used the paint brushes...just perfect!!

Peggy said...

THIS is why I'm so glad that you're back "home"!!! Stunning pages, all filled with the perfect blend of shabbylicious distressing and layering mixed with textures and colors, flowers and trims and so many fun embellishments!!!

Liz in Washington state said...

I enjoyed visiting this blog today and seeing how you used the kit on those terrific layouts. Your directions were easy to understand and added to the experience. Thanks

Cherene said...

Stunning pages, love that you used the paint brushes as embellies

Judy said...

Oh, your layouts are gorgeous. I love all the layering and fussy cutting on your last page. Thanks for sharing.

Merrihew said...

Beautiful creations with this kit, Tracey! Congratulations, again, on being part of the DT!

Buffy Esser-Burnside said...

such beautiful projects!

sharon said...

Beautiful layouts. The cracked clock peeking out really caught my eye. Thanks

Sharon Fritchman said...

WOWZA! Simply gorgeous, Tracey. I love your work so much. You rocked this kit!!!!!