Thursday, September 12, 2013

Swirlydoos Challenges


Check out Swirlydoos for their monthly



We always have a sketch challenge every month with the wonderful sketch provided in the kit.


We have a "SGC" (swirly girl) member hosted challenge every month.


We have a great "Round Robin" challenge for cards and layouts each month.


We have Angelica's  Butterfly Challenge every month.


Annnnd.... we jut may be having a new challenge coming up soon.


All challenges are open to anyone, subscriber or not.  All challenges have awesome prizes, too!!


This is a layout I did for the SGC this month hosted by Andipants  (Andie)
The challenge is to scrap something that is calming, relaxing and peaceful to you.  In the midst of out hectic lives, with our  jobs, kids going back to school, the hustle and bustle day in and day out, Andie challenged us to just stop.... and breathe!  And then scrap it!

Saturday, September 7, 2013

This is a canvas I did a 3 or 4 years ago at a make and take at CHA. Had it in a box in my closet for all this time. Was thinking about it , and thought why not scrap on it. I have never seen scrapping on top of an already finished canvas before. So I did and here's what happened.

I am pretty pleased with the way it turned out and will try it again!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Welcome to Swirlydoos' September Kit Reveal Blog Hop Block Party!!

If you came here from Lumin'Arte'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!!! Check out Swirlydoos on Facebook and Like Us!!!

The Beautiful September Kit from Swirlydoos has arrived!!

"Gilted  Pleasure" is full of gorgeous papers, flowers and trims, and fabulous embellishments!

Here are some of the layouts I did with this kit!


Here is this month's sketch provided for us by the ever talented Begahunna

And here is the layout I made based on the beautiful sketch
So much fun to work with this kit!!
Now onto even more fun stuff!!

 Swirlydoos Blog Hop

You have until midnight, eastern time, on 9/5 to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on Friday 9/6. 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 : THE  QUALITY

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

Monday, September 2, 2013

Since I am entering back into the scrapping world, I figured I needed to get my feet wet.  Its been about 2 years since I have done anything to speak of, so here is one I just finished. And I am playing around with my blog to try to get things posted right.
This is Joie  De Vivre
Translated: Joys of Life
This was done with stuff from my stash from 2 years ago.  Most of it left over stuff from Swirlydoos.

The little watch was my Dads.  One of many old broken watches he had.  Thought it would look nice tucked among the flowers

I got this little ring at Hancock's  Fabrics in their drapery dept.  Must have bought 2 yards of this stuff!  
So much fun to look for scrappy things outside the scrappy isles!

This is a fabulous little cameo that I got in a Swirlydoos kit a long time ago.  So elegant. 
I also used a fair amount of Dusty Attic chipboard  That had been stored away forever!
Thanks for visiting my first real blog post!!

Sunday, September 1, 2013