Monday, November 7, 2011

Swirlydoos November Reveal and Blog Hop...

Welcome to Swirlydoos November Kit Reveal Blog Hop BLOCK PARTY!!! That's right, we are having a party and you are all invited. If you came here from clearsnap.blogspot.com then you are on the right track. If not, go back to Swirlydoo's blog and pick up the trail from there. We have some amazing projects for you to see today and as a bonus we have 3 manufacturer blogs that are joining in the fun!! But wait! We also have a Guest Designer along for the ride this month, Natasha Naranjo Aquirre!!! *confetti in the air and noise makers galore* There are 5 prize packs up for grabs so make sure to follow along and have fun!! You could be a winner!!


Let's start with my first LO. The photo is my daughter Gabrielle. She was home from school a couple of weeks ago and I snapped a quick pic while we were on the floor playing Uno. We were having a pajama party by ourselves...lol... She made the most amazing Jerk Chicken that night. Working with the best Chefs at Epcot in Disney is giving her the best cultural experience in cuisine in the world! She loves her job!!

I created 3 different flowers for this LO. The daisy and the bigger flower were done with my tattered Florals die by Sizzix. The rose in the middle was done with one of my other favorite dies. The Rose Creations die created by Donna Salazar and manufactured by Spellbinders. I thought I would use it as Natasha has joined us this month, and for those of you who don't know, she is Donna Salazars Fly Girl (that's Design Team Coordinator!!) And I recently joined Girlie Grunge and love it!!

I was introduced to the Rose Creations die when Heartfelt Creations created a stamp from it. And sometime next week I will be doing a tutorial for the flower. So get out that Puffy Paint, we're playing with it again!


Just another closeup of the corner floral cluster. The leaves are also Spellbinders dies from 2 different sets.
I also did some machine sewing on the page as well as corset lacing. The brown flourish is a Sizzix Sizzlet die. The butterflies from my files at Swirlydoos.

Here is my take on the sketch. I have been experimenting with my Punch Around The Page punches using the corner punch and a regular edge punch. Great way to get more designs!!

I used my Tim Alterations die for the pink flowers and the green one from my Tattered Florals die. The leaves are a Sizzix die as well. I painted the Tower with this Great Claudia Helmuth paint that my lovely Friend Zandra (my Fairy Scrapmother) sent me. She lives near the Ranger Warehouse and went to a great sale, and she shared with me!! Thank you Zandra!! She also sent me great Ranger pop dots that I used behind the journaling plaque.
The butterfly is from my files at Swirlydoos. And the trail is ZVA!!! I'm anxiously waiting for my DT package.
Some more stitching closeups and the corner is a rubon in the kit.

This next LO is of my sisters grandaughter Nikki. She is the little redhead you see in some of my LO's. I am loving the greens blues and browns in the papers of the kit.
The flowers were created with the Tattered Florals die and I added the Kaiserkraft flowers to the middles. I adore the Prima birdsnests.
I found the journaling on Pinterest. I just created the words in Photoshop and cut them up then matted them .
I did some machine stitching and corset lacing once again. I fussy cut the little bird from the paper. The scalloped paper was done with a Crafters Workshop template. I think I have them all...And love each one!I just wrinkled and ink distressed the edges a little.

I folded back one corner and tucked in a flower and leaves. I used one of my corner punches for the circle following my tutorial.



You have until midnight, eastern time, on November 9th to complete the hop. In order to qualify to win here is what you need to do:
1: Visit all EIGHT blogs and leave a comment on each. This way we know you were there. Become a follower if you're not already.
Grab a cuppa somethin' and take your time. There are beautiful things to see along the way.
2: Before you leave each blog, look for the “special” word and write it down.
Once you have visited all the blogs and collected all the special words, they will create a sentence.
3: Finally, head back to the Swirlydoos blog and leave a comment letting us know how much fun you had AND tell us the sentence that was created with all of the special words you collected.

My special word is
LITTLE UMPH

All winners will be randomly drawn. Winners will be posted over on the Swirlydoos blog on the 10th, which also happens to be the same day that I am hosting November's SwirlyHues Challenge when it is unveiled. YAY!
Go forth and have a great time!!!! Your blog hop block party continues over at Swirlydoos
Blog.
Have a great creative day. I hope you were inspired!!

104 comments:

Paulien van den Bosch said...

Wow Wow Wow...... Your work with this month's kit is just soooooooo BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!! Love your punchwork and masking and oh my.... THOSE FLOWERS..... I simply love every single page!!!!!

Lisa said...

Absolutely amazing! Love your flowers and your stitching. Stunning as always!

Shari said...

Gorgeous work and the lacing on the 1st LO is amazing. Love your work and glad I joined as a follower. Thanks for sharing.

cvanholstein said...

Great layouts, it's amazing to see how much art can be done with one kit! :)
Love your blog, became a follower and will be back!!
Kind regards,
Corina

Amarilys said...

Gorgeous Kit and of course, gorgeous layouts! Love all the handmade embellies that you made! Can't wait for the new flower tutorial!

Sandi Smith said...

Your work is always amazing and your flower creations are stunning!

Amy said...

I can't get over all of these gorgeous blogs I hadn't yet seen and yours is no exception. Such talented women! I can't wait to check your past posts out and get more ideas. Thanks for sharing!

AMY

wischip said...

The flowers are fantastic and I love how the stitching is used in each LO

Merrihew said...

Wow, Lisa! Talk about gorgeous! Your flowers are amazing as always and love all the stitching!!!

Cheryl

Karen said...

Where do I start? Your creativity on the flowers is amazing, the stitching and the borders you created were all WOW, and of course you had the cutest and prettiest subjects to play with :)

Cheryl Winget said...

Beautiful, beautiful layouts. I just cannot get over all the little details you add. Love it!

J&K said...

Love, love, love...just beautiful

Szilvii said...

Amazing job, love all of them! Thank you for the inspiration.

Larissa Heskett said...

WOW~~WOW~~WOW~~...... Your work with this month's kit is just AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL!! =) Love your punchwork and masking and oh my.... THOSE FLOWERS..... I simply LOVE every page!! =)
THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Jeyatha said...

Love the work.. Beautiful flowers.. Its really a great leaning.. keep the great work..

Kitika said...

it's brilliant, you are so clever girl! Your flower clusters are always so gorgeous!

Jennifer said...

Simply gorgeous! And those flowers...Wow!

Jennifer said...

I'm now a follower! Is there a way to subscribe by email?! I would love to see what's new with you but I don't have much time to keep up with my blogs!

Regina aka Mrs. Ham said...

S-T-U-N-N-I-N-G!!!!! Your LO are so beautiful. I'm totally loving all of your flowers, and I'm hoping the tuts will be coming real soon.

prutsels said...

Beautiful as always!

Kathi said...

I love your flower tutorials

Lynette said...

Absolute gorgeousness...you don't need Prima...your blooms are more beautiful than theirs.

Angelica said...

Lisa, you rocked the kit this month!! Your stitching is amazing!!

Sherrenae - Sherri said...

Amazing work - love your florals as always and lovely stitch work.

Jax said...

Beautiful LOs, Lisa. Love all the little details - the fussy cutting, lacing, sewing and flowers. Thank you for being so generous in sharing how you achieved different effects and for your flower tutorials. It is greatly appreciated!

Tammy said...

Beautiful Lisa!

Nicole said...

Beautiful projects! All your handmade paper flowers are just gorgeous! Thanks for sharing :)

Tammy said...

Bling, Blooms,stitching and punch work are off the hook!!!!! Love'em all!!!

Kim said...

As always Lisa, Gorgeous work. Love the flowers and can't wait for the tuts. I have been a follower.

Monica said...

Beautiful!! I'll be on the lookout for your newest floral tutorial...

Lisa said...

Wow you really rocked this kit!!! Beautiful pages Lisa!!!

L. Akins said...

Beautiful layouts Lisa! Nice job with the kits. And love the new flower!

Beth said...

Lovely projects. Wonderful details.

Linda Kolander said...

Beautiful work love love love the flowers!

MarĂ­a Castillo said...

Beautiful pages! Love the lacing!

Joelle said...

Just gorgeous as always!! Love all the flowers!! You are the queen!!

Joy C said...

Wow, great pages. Your daughter is sooo beautiful & can cook too!

creativchen said...

Dear Lisa,
You have a beautiful Blog, with lovely Works. I have put your site on my favourit Blog-List. I would be glad, if you put my Blog too on your populaire Blog-List.
Many Hugs from Marina

Melissa E said...

Very pretty! I am going to have to get out of my "flat" comfort zone and start working with some dimensional flowers. The pages are lovely.

Beatrice Lawson said...

Love your LOs... beautiful and detailed work, wow! Great stitching!

Tina said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS work, Lisa! LOVE all those flowers!!! miss ya :) xo

Brenda B said...

Just beautiful work. I will be back when I can view everything. Thanks for sharing.

Romy said...

My oh my....gotta pick my jaw up from the ground first, before I comment on your work;) Everything you made is so stunning! I love the softness to your pages and all the unique handamde flowers you added to them!

Kim H said...

beautiful, I love your sewing and distressing details. And the additions of the flowers and leaves, gorgeous. thank you for sharing.

I'm just a simple gal said...

Lovely project... you do beautiful work!

Pascale B. said...

Can't wait to see your new FLOWER tutorial.
Your LO are beautiful as always !!!!!!!!!!

Pascale

DH said...

wow just precious. great details

Amanda said...

Luv the projects 2day! Great work! New follower via GFC! Thanx~prhmangel(at)gmail(dot)com

Heidi Bound said...

Lisa-stunning details! So beautiful!

fairkat said...

I love your blog! and your projects are spectacular! thank you for sharing

Kathy said...

I love all of your cut work. It is beautiful!

Jackie G said...

Your lo's are alwYs so gorgeous...and the flowers...perfect! You have inspired me to try my hand at making flowers! Thanks for your willingness to shRe your secrets!

phamil said...

Where to begin!!!! Gosh, your blooms just get more beautiful!!!! Your projects are gorgeous! Your colors are just perfect and this kit was very well suited for you, you've done an amazing job as always. You so inspire me!!!!

Unknown said...

Lisa, I have only three words for you:
A. MA. ZING.

Tx,
Amy Armour
(my identity keeps coming up as unknown...)

Arielle said...

Your projects are gorgeous! I am totally dying to get some of those flowers!

marcia said...

Simply gorgeous flowers! Lovely, lovely work!

Karen Diebolt said...

Everyones work is just beautiful.

Bonnie D said...

Beautiful layout.

Cherished said...

Wonderful work. So amazingly beautiful.

nanatam said...

I have been following your blog for some time now. I love your work and tutorials! You have inspired me so much, thanks!

sharon g said...

Your flowers are gorgeous! I love what you did with them, too. Just lovely.

Becky Dunham said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I could go on for pages about what a I love for each layout! But you probably don't want to read pages of gushing so I will just say I love the flowers (want that die from Tattered Florals)! And I love the corset lacing - don't think I have seen that before but I LOVE it! And your daughter is beautiful. Ok, enough. Thanks for sharing all of these breathtaking projects! I would be a follower even if it was required to win :)

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

Emily said...

Lovely work. All that stitching must take a lot of time.

Denice said...

Love you work. The flowers or so cute. TFS

Tracey ~ GardenOfGrace said...

What amazing LO's. I love your flowers and visit often to see what new tutorials you have posted. Thanks for the inspiration!! ~ Blessings

http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

Zeffy said...

yes Lisa I was inspired! I loved all your habs made flowers...I have those dies and i have decided i do not use them enough!!!I have a daughter called Raphaella that also loves the kitchen..she loves baking...
Thanks for sharing your delicious L.O.s

Pendra said...

I just love all the details you put into your work, love all the handmade flowers, punchwork, and the stitching! Gorgeous work!

Susanne said...

Stunning is my word for all your beautiful works.... you making a lot of inspirations embellies... thank you for all your tutorials!!!
Hugs Susanne

Natasha said...

Beautiful flowers and stitching! Love it! xoxo

Margie said...

Gorgeous layouts-love the flower clusters!!

Scrapbookdoll said...

such details on your layouts!
just love it!
marie-anne

Linda Pekrul said...

Wow Lisa! These are gorgeous. You are always inspiring! I'm so glad you made the Zva team and am looking forward to your creations!

Miriam Prantner said...

Great layouts! These are amazing! Thanks!

Katt aka LaLa said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! I just love all the detail and your flowers are just BEAUTIFUL! Looking forward to your tutorial :) TFS!

bethann said...

beautiful. gorge, fantastic, superlative, love it just a little. grin

Theresa said...

Thanks as always for your beautiful layouts. Love all the inspiration I get from your site.

PG said...

Hi Lisa,

Your work is as beautiful as you. I have admired your work since joinging Swirleydoo. Thank you so much for sharing your talent.

Patti

Sharon Peele said...

Lisa, I love your layouts!! All the embellishments are simply beautiful!!! Wonderful work!!

Li' NaisyDaisy said...

Love Your LO's!!! TFS!! your work amazing.....followed everything i could..

Gigi said...

I love the detail in your work. It really speaks to me. BEAUTIFUL, CREATIVE and STUNNING.

Erin Smetak said...

Gorgeous layouts! Just absolutely gorgeous! Wow! So many fabulous details! I can't get over how beautiful your pages are!
And you also have a beautiful daughter! How awesome that she works at Disney!

Peggy said...

Oh, Lisa!!!!
I was already out of breath from all of the hopping and then you go and take all remaining breath away with these stunning pages!!!!!
I'm in love with each and every one of your Lisa-made flowers, I've got my puffy paint out in anticipation of the upcoming tutorial!!!!
<3

Anniebee said...

Omigosh!!! I am floored by all the beautiful creations I have seen on this blog hop and yours are among the most beautiful. I have never had the pleasure of visiting your blog before today but I am now a follower. I have a feeling that I'll be visiting often to learn some of your techniques and to get inspiration on those occasions when I need a jump start. Thanks for the inspiration.

Anniebee
anniebeescraftroom.blogspot.com

cathy said...

Your layouts are beautiful.

Leah said...

I am such an avid follower and have used your flower tutorials so often. The layouts are just your ususal outstanding work. Kudos to you. When I grow up, I'll make pages like you!!

Jo-Ann said...

Such beautiful work! Love your flower tutorials. Thank you so much for sharing.

donna said...

great LO's keep 'em comming
donna in Ky.

donna said...

great lo's as always, love your border work and the flowers are amazing

Jan said...

Lisa, I always love your flowers and really appreciate your tutorials!

PaperJewels said...

Scrapfabuliciousness!! I just love the white eyelash fiber wrapped around the flower bling and the corset stitching!

Janet Z said...

Your projects are so amazing!

Deb said...

I have been inspired! Thank you for the great views, I simply love all the projects.

Erica Ortiz said...

Lisa your work is just jaw dropping! I just love all your gorgeous flowers! Can't wait for another tut frm Queen Tut!

Katex said...

great fun with this bloghop

fashioncapitalist said...

your layout on SB.com led me to this block party, and wanted to say THANKS for sending me here! Love everything i saw, ESPECIALLY those flowers!!!

merrymstamper said...

gorgeous layouts as usual!!! I first noticed your LO's on the heartfelt blog! Inspirating and beautiful. TFS.

MORMOR said...

I love, love your flowers and will be coming back for the tutorial. It is great that your daughter is learning from the chefs at Epcot. Every meal that I have had there has been top notch.

Tina in Texas said...

Love love love your art!

Diana said...

Beautiful beautiful blog, I tried follwing your blog but was not able, I did add it to my blog roll Love all your work gorgeous inspiration.

Linda said...

I like visiting your page, nice flowers and every thing is so beautiful.

Shelly said...

again, you amaze me, Lisa - your LO's for this kit are outstanding!

Manda_K said...

I think that this month is AMAZING! cannot wait to get this kit! Thanks Lisa!!

Cindie said...

Once again you posted truly amazing work. Thank you so much for all the tutorials and butterfly files. You have a beautiful way of putting such depth and artistry in your layouts.

Beverly Sams said...

Your work is absolutely amazing! I always love to see what you've come up with next!