Thursday, January 12, 2012

Swirlydoos January Blog Hop Block Party!!

Welcome to Swirlydoos' January Blog Hop Block Party!!

Happy New Year and welcome to Swirlydoos January Kit Reveal Blog Hop BLOCK PARTY!!! If you came here from Tiffany Morgan'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 and as a bonus we have 4 manufacturer blogs that are joining in the fun!! There are 5 prize packs up for grabs so make sure to follow along and have fun!!?

The inspiration for this LO came from the current sketch # 190 from Creative Scrappers. And I totally adored my Zva Design Team mate, Karen Shady's take on the sketch. She is Guest Designing for them this week. I loved her banner and had to do one!!

I used my Martha Stewart Deep edge Wild Flowers punch around the page set. It wrinkled and distressed very well.
Here is a closeup of the banner. I free hand cut the triangles, matted them and used a scallop scissor to cut the mat, I added some pearls and rhinestones and attached some letters. I glued the banner pieces onto a twisted piece of ribbon.

For the floral cluster I created some handmade flowers. For the blue roses, I hand cut circle spirals and folded back the edges and rolled them to create the roses. Very Easy. Click here for the tutorial.

The peach colored flowers are just as easy and I will be posting a tutorial at Swirlydoos on Friday. I also created a have a file for the vines in 3 colors to match the kit as a bonus with the January 2 butterfly files I created for the kit. There are 2 different files. Click here for the downloads.

Just a closer view of the flowers.



This next LO started out as my SwirlyHues project, but took a turn when I decided not to put any brown in it. Then I wanted to make it a wintry LO, but I live in Florida and lack wintry photo's. So I just rolled with it. The white decorative background was cut out with my Cricut Expression and I used the Ornamental Iron 2 cartridge. I cut it at 11.5 inches. I cut out the window pane to fit my picture in.


The strip journaling was printed on 4x6 cardstock and then I just cut it into strips and inked the edges.


The blue vines were cut using a Sizzix Sizzlets die and the blue velvet paper in the kit. I adhered pearls and rhinestones along the design of my Cricut cut.

I left the creamy white flowers in their natural color.

This LO is my take on the beautiful sketch by Beggahuna. I did manage to find a picture of Gabbie taken in 2010 at Swirlydoos Camp in Bailey Colorado. It snowed!! She was happy to wear her Parker. She was so happy to experience snow for the first time as she was to young to remember snow on a trip to NY when she was 3.


Just a closeup of the flowers and vine swirls. It is a Cheery Lynne Die.

Thank you for visiting my blog. I have created a couple more projects with the kit that I will reveal during this month.


You have until midnight, eastern time, on January 15th to complete the hop. 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 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 here 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 : But

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

118 comments:

Lisa said...

Gorgeous, beautiful!!! All of it! I love that banner too! :) love the flowers and the punches!

Paulien van den Bosch said...

Where to begin??? I so love everything you did. Your projects are, all of them, soooooo BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!

Pips said...

Love the pages you created! They are Gorgeous! Happy new year.

Else Slipsager said...

WOW WOW WOW I am amazed by your LO. wounderfull, so happy I found your blog. And I am a great fan of homemade flowers so are looking forward to your Tutorial

Lynne Forsythe said...

Girl....CREATIVE GENIUS....you layouts are breathtaking!!!

Nadia Cannizzo said...

Just hopping along..love your work and already follow this blog :)

Ewelina said...

Your projects beautiful

Sandi Smith said...

You are such an inspiration...your layouts are stunning!

artbypam said...

Georgeous blog! Will be back.

WendyG said...

Lisa you create the most incredible projects month after month. More stunning work as expected!!! Love the flowers.

Heidi Kelley said...

Such beautiful work!!!! LOVE.

Jax said...

Lovely layouts! Can't wait to try the new flowers out myself. I love the distressing you did on your punched border - I'll definitely be trying that out.

Amarilys said...

amazing layouts as always Lisa! LOVE your flowers but you probably know that :)

Nicole said...

All the projects i've seen so far on this bloghop are just gorgeous. I had never seen such different ways to use that beautiful collection from Bo Bunny! I love how you made it work with non-winter photos! Thank you so much for sharing!

Jolaine Frias said...

WOW! Gorgeous LOs and stunning photos! Your work is always so inspiring!!!!!!!

Ellie said...

Gorgeous, all of them!
I like the hop...

Laura said...

I'm always amazed with your work, I check your blog daily. Love it.

Wanda H said...

All these are so beautiful!!!

scrappygal said...

Gorgeous layouts!! I love everything!!

Joelle said...

beautiful! as always, I'm so happy visiting your blog and find so much inspiration here! Thank you!

bethann said...

really beautiful, love the banner and the flowers, sigh

Kathy C said...

Lisa, your work is always inspirational and creative....I'm so lucky to have met you and shared some laughs over the last couple of years....

Merrihew said...

Love all the gorgeous flowers. This kit is so pretty! Can't wait to get it!

Cheryl

Regina aka Mrs. Ham said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS work, Lisa. Your flowers are just beautiful. I can't wait for your next flower tutorial...

Myrto said...

All you gilrs impressed me with your projects this month.Congrats!
PS Thanks for the downloads!

maggie warke said...

beautiful layouts and colours. so glad I found this blog hop !

Kim said...

Love the winter layout of Gabby. Not a fan of banners, but your take is something I may try. No words for your flowers.

Jennie Atkinson said...

WOW!!!! EVERYTHING is fantastic Lisa! Thank you for the links to some of the tutorials too. You know that I just LOVE your flower tutorials and am slowly making may way though them all. I very rarely put a bought flower on a layout or card anymore. x

Marjie Kemper said...

What at treat looking through your blog at all your gorgeous layouts! Thrilled to have found you from the SwirlyDoos hop. Off to become your newest follower

Vicky Alberto said...

your flowers, your butterflies, your vines - oh my!

Monica said...

Gorgeous as always!

L. Akins said...

Lovely projects and Im loving the new flower!

Sherrenae - Sherri said...

Love the bright fun colors.

Angela said...

What beautiful layouts! Thanks for sharing.

Женя Joy_L said...

so cute lay outs! Happy New Year!

Vicki said...

Love, love, love your flowers! Gorgeous LOs as always.

Jessica Wekenman said...

What amazing LO's! Your work is so gorgeous and you are so talented!

KimberlySue said...

Oh thank you for letting us know what cricut cartridge you used. I have that one. I'm excited. I liked the way you changed snow daze. Nice work

Miranda's Place said...

Loved your handmade flowers!

Shanna Shands said...

I love the flowers and the banner on your firest layout. I love the color scheme on the other layout as well.

pooky said...

Gorgeous!! I'm always inspired by your creations! tfs!

nanatam said...

Love your layouts! Always beautiful and inspiring!I love your tutorials! I just got the MS punch and it is now my favorite.

Lillian Child said...

Lisa, I am in awe of your creativity! Lovely style! Your projects are absolutely lovely!

I just discovered your blog on this fun hop and am now a follower. So very nice to meet you! Stop over to my blog sometime and give me a shout out!

http://lillianchild.blogspot.com
lillianchild at cox dot net

scrappin_in_AK said...

fabulous projects - love the flowers

Renate said...

Another great blog with a lot of inspiration :)

Scrapbookdoll said...

love your layouts!
thanks for the tutorial
marie-anne

Ayelet {Jenny} said...

amazing lo`s! TFS happy blogging! x

Jerzey Girl said...

WOW!! Love your Art...is so stunning...Beautiful...Gorgous...Really No words fit Im in Aww...Mouth dropping. What an inspirtion you are.

Rosjen said...

I so love all your work and tutorials!! You are a big inspiration for me! xxx

Tracy said...

WOW your layouts are just beautiful, I really love the first one :)
Thanks for the inspiration :)

grammypame said...

Beautiful and thank you for taking the time to do a tutorial and download I really appreciate it!
Hugz

xoxobye said...

Awesome projects!!

Shelly said...

i so love what you did with the Swirlyhues LO - a bit different for you, and it's stunning. I really need to lift that!

kantig34 said...

Wow! Just find your work so beautiful, Lisa! Thank you for the wonderful inspiration. Your handmade flowers rock!!

eyes2theocean said...

Very nice projects... Thank you for sharing them. Great blog btw!. :)

Debbie Flowers said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

Andrea Diaz said...

Love your LOs. Gorgeous handmade blue roses!

izunika said...

Beautiful projects

JaniceA said...

One amazing LO after another, I could spend hours on here just looking!
janiceaeschliman.blogspot.com

marla said...

Love your projects and all the wonderful flowers you included on them.

4Him said...

Wow! Enjoyed peeking around your blog. Your layouts are awesomely beautiful!

Leonie Castro said...

Fabulous layout! Thanks for t he downloads and tutorial I love it! I am in love with the Cart you used I want it!! love the way you put it all together super!
hugs,
Leonie tyfs

Lynda said...

Wow so beautiful!!My first visit!!I will be back!!

Nancy S said...

Enjoying the blog hop. Beautiful layouts.

Lisa Fowler Windsor, CO said...

Always love your layouts. Love the journaling on the second one.

sharon g said...

The edges of your lacy background look wonderful!

Heidi Bound said...

Lisa-I am always in awe of your creations!

Kimberly said...

I love the layouts you created. Just gorgeous!!!!

Crafty Chick Designs said...

Simply stunning layouts. WOW.

PlumTuckered's Paper Plays said...

Fabulous! Your flowers are just beautiful and I look forward to your Tutorial!

Amanda said...

Wonderful flowers & LO's! Thanx 4 the tutorials;) Following via GFC! Thanx~prhmangel at gmail dot com
blog~www.scrappinangel-amanda.blogspot.com

Linda Pekrul said...

You are always, always inspiring. Looking forward to the new flower tut and loved the Ornamental Iron background you made.

Angelica said...

Fabulous work, Lisa!!!!

Noaleen said...

Love the colors, the layout is fantastic

terriK said...

your flowers are beautiful. Thanks for taking the time to make them

Memories by Manda said...

All of your layouts are gorgeous but the first one just took my breath away - thanks for sharing

Machelle Nelson said...

That first layout is spectacular in my opinion! Simply gorgeous! And I love how you share the how-to's. Thanks!

Karen said...

Love the banner!! Gorgeous projects!!

Dil said...

the most beautiful LOs I have seen this last week! hand-made flowers!? you're amazing!

Rea' said...

Lovin' those flowers and that color combination is very pretty , fancy details too!

Julia Cheang said...

Absolutely gorgeous!Thanks for sharing.

Cynthialoowho♥ said...

Wow beautiful layouts, you're quite an inspiration! Thank you for sharing your talent.

Cindy Lou said...

Jaw dropping gorgeous LO's!!! So many different techniques and each one more beautiful than the other :) Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

Kathy said...

Absolutely spectacular as always. Love everything.

Amy 29 said...

You are already in my favorits always love your handmade flowers there always so different from each other!! I'm so amazed by it!
Thank you for your wonderful blog!
Amy:)

rush said...

love your floral sprays! thank you for sharing.

Debbie Buckland said...

Oh wow these are awesome!

samara84 said...

Gorgeous and beautiful LO's

michaela said...

beautiful :) glad to see your blog!

Sandydee said...

Lisa G., I'm a huge fan of yours. You will never know how much your flower tuts have meant to me. I love making these flowers as I can match any colors that I need. Your layouts, projects always amaze me and Swirlydoos has changed the way that I scrap now.

Amy said...

Your pages are always so awesome! I love that the pictures stand out but the pages are still full of gorgeousness!

Michelle said...

Gorgeous as always!!!

Lisa said...

Beautiful as always Lisa!!!! Love it all!!!

csparky61 said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely creations.

Keren Tamir said...

Beautiful, just beautiful and thanks for those amazing downloads!!

skbelka said...

Your layouts are stunning! Thank you!

detra said...

Love your pages!

Kisha said...

I don't know what to say but...beautiful beautiful beautiful!!

Elisabeth said...

Lisa, these LOs are perfect. Thanks for adding the swirls and butterflies!!!

Tina in Texas said...

I so enjoy following your blog. You do beautiful work, and this is no exception! Thanks for the inspiration.

Jan Garber said...

Your layouts are gorgeous! I love the way you aren't afraid to crop close into your subjects. Terrific!

Laila said...

beautiful projects

MezzaNotte said...

so love blog and works you create....I ADORE you scrapping room... I love it

Peggy said...

Lisa, you are GENIUS!!!!! I always end up with wonderful ideas when I look at your stunning pages, this month, you've outdone yourself!!!!! <3

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Your LO's are beautiful! I love the use of the punch around the page and then distressing it! Thank you so much for these wonderful inspirational ideas!
Lisa

Amazon Recycled said...

Loved the posts. Thanks.

Rene' said...

Love your style! And love the flowers you made. I will be checking out your tutorials!!

Andrea Slee said...

All works of art Lisa!!

Colleen O said...

Absolutely love the colors you use in your layouts. Thanks for the inspiration

Bev said...

Where to Start? I am absoloutely in AWE of your Beautiful work.I don't believe I have ever seen anything quite this Beautiful in my short but full Scrapbooking Journey. Thank You so much for your Generous Downloads and as I've become a Follower I can't wait for the Tutorial on your Gorgeous Flowers. You are amazingly Creative.......

Bev said...

Where to Start? I am absoloutely in AWE of your Beautiful work.I don't believe I have ever seen anything quite this Beautiful in my short but full Scrapbooking Journey. Thank You so much for your Generous Downloads and as I've become a Follower I can't wait for the Tutorial on your Gorgeous Flowers. You are amazingly Creative.......

peggylee said...

FABULOUS layouts love your eye for details...I am a new follower and now heading back to read more of your great blog.thanks for the inspiration...

Penny said...

Beautiful work! Love Penny

pala said...

You are the one that lead me to swirlydoos..I get my first kit next week. Your work is absolutely the best!!!

Cynthia Lloréns said...

I love those pages you created!!!!!
They are stunning with so many reach details!!
I love the flowers, the buterfly and the punches!!
Happy 2012.
Have a wonderful weekend
Big huges and kisses
Cynthia

ewilliams1328 said...

Thanks for the flowers, leaves, and butterflies. Beautiful work.

ingrid said...

All of your creations are soooo beautiful!!!!!

mia.t said...

Wow, your layouts are truly gorgeous and I will com back for more inspiration!!

Hugs Mia