Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Welcome to Swirlydoos' February Blog Hop Block Party!!

Welcome to Swirlydoos February Kit Reveal Blog Hop BLOCK PARTY!!! If you came here from Kaisercraft'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 2 manufacturer blogs that are joining in the fun!! There are 3 prize packs up for grabs so make sure to follow along and have fun!!I just love the papers in the February Bonjour Mon Doux kit. The colors are just fabulous. And if you add inks and mists, you can warm them up further. I used distress ink in Tea Dye and a Prima mask to ink the background. I did some paper tearing and distressing.

The tiny vines are a Sizzix Sizzlets die.

I tore and folded back the corner, laced some eyelets and tucked some flowers in the corner.

The butterflies can be found at Swirlydoos. I create files for every kit. I will post a super fast tutorial on Friday on how I bling them out. I left the bird cage natural as I love the look of the wood.

I did a newborn photoshoot a couple of months ago and this is one of the photo's. Little Abigail was a dream to work with. She looks like a bug snug in a rug. I couldn't resist the title.

I used my Alterations Tattered Banners for the title and created a letter file in Photoshop for the tiny letters. You can download the letters at the end of this post. I printed them on a 3.5 x 5 inch piece of card stock to get the smaller letters.

Once again I left the birdcage natural. I layered some of the flowers from the main kit and the add on flower kit to create some of the flowers.

Just a closeup of the flowers.

Krissy accidentally switched the vines for the DT and subscribers kit last month, so this vine was in last months kit for the subscribers, and we got the vine that the subscribers are getting in this kit. No problems though, as both are beautiful, blue and match perfectly!!

My daughter will be graduating from Le Cordon Bleu Academy of Culinary Arts in a couple of months. Then she will start her 12 week externship. We are all very excited. She has had a worldwind life these last 2 years. From Portland Oregon, Vancouver Washington to landing a job at Disney World in Orlando Florida. Some ups and downs, some heartache and heartbreak, but she rose above it all. She works days at The Rose and Crown in Epcot, and goes to school afterward. She tells me she is always in uniform. The chef coat never comes off. Thus the title and theme of this next LO. And let me tell ya!! This girl can cook!!! There is always a gourmet dinner when she comes home to visit. She is only 2 hours away, and we love having her back in Florida!
This is my interpretation for February's SwirlyHues Challenge posted above.

The flowers are from my Swirly Hibiscus Tutorial. I added a Prima flower in the middle.


I adorned my Alterations dress form with lace and bling from the kit. Then I added the beautiful Melissa Frances resin wings to symbolize flight from the past. Gabrielle has really grown since she left home for college. She really did grow wings.

Once again I printed up the tiny letters on a piece of scrap patterned paper to create the title.



You have until midnight, eastern time, on February 10th to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on February 11th. 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 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 : life

The party continues over at the talented Tiffany Morgan's blog. Have fun!

And stay tuned to Swirlydoos as there will be more reveals until the end of this month!!


111 comments:

Lisa said...

Absolutely quintessential LisaG. So warm and beautiful. Gorgeous work

Paulien van den Bosch said...

Wow wow wow..... Your work is incredible!!!! I love all your beautiful projects you created with this kit.

Lynne Forsythe said...

OMW LISA....gorgeous...gorgeous...
GORGEOUS!!!

Melissa S. said...

All I can say is WOW! What beautiful layouts. I love these colors and the way you put all the embellies together. Congrats on having your Daughter closer to home these days.

Manda_K said...

WOW Lisa! You outdid yourself this month! Incredible!

Regina aka Mrs. Ham said...

Oh My Lisa...Your works is stunning. I can't take my eyes off of it...

Michelle said...

Lisa I love the wings that you added so symbolic for Gabriella!

eleele said...

it is awesome, really. your works always astonish me. thank you

kantig34 said...

Gorgeous as always, Lisa. I have been trying your flowers with some success thanks to your fabulous technique tutorials! You rock!

Beth said...

Love your blog, love the techniques and the baby in the nest layout. I would love to have a chef in the family, hubby and me do alot of cooking together and just started to take lessons. Cannot wait to view your tutorials!

Margie said...

Beautiful, intricate details!

Vicky Alberto said...

Beautiful layouts and photoshop work on those pictures - gorgeous!

Bellaidea said...

I`m getting hungry just reading:), lovely layout!

Merrihew said...

Oh, these LO's are all so gorgeous! Thanks alsof or the little letters! I always get so inspired from visiting your blog!

Cheryl

Cathi O'Neill said...

Lisa, I am just joining Swirlydoos, but just love your work, gorgeous layouts!!

pala said...

Love your layouts and thanks again for the butterflies!

Pascale B. said...

Lisa, this layouts are awesome! This tiny letters will be really useful! thank for all the inspiration!

ILuvVintageScrap said...

Gorgeous papers and layouts!!!!!! Love all of your details it came out so beautiful!!!! Thank you for sharing :)
Hugs
Juliana

Nicole said...

Everything is truly and completely exquisite! So muc inspiration! :)

Lisa aka Raining said...

Beautiful work as always Lisa! xo

Lisa said...

Beautiful Lisa!!! Wow I love all the colors!!! Gorgeous work!!!

Cheryl said...

Beautiful Layouts!

Donna H said...

I love your work and often case it!

kbgirlygirl said...

WOW!! Such beautiful art here!! I am a new follower!

Leslie
kbgir00@yahoo.com
ScrapOfArtDesigns.blogspot.com

Vicki Morris said...

gorgoeus work - def a new follower here :)

Kim said...

Very beautiful Lisa. I love how you work with masks, mist and inks. Very inspired to try this more often.

Carissa said...

Gorgeous! I am loving these birdcages. Thanks for sharing!

Patty said...

Very pretty layouts!! Great colors too!

scapmanufaktur said...

..great romantic layouts, love it.

Joye Meyer said...

Gorgeous! Love your designs and layouts! Blessings, JJ

Tracie said...

Along for the blog hop...happy to be a new follower. Love your beautiful work! Thanks for sharing!

Renee77 said...

What gorgeous layouts! loving all the butterflies! Beautiful!!!

Beth said...

Interesting colors and textures. thanks for sharing.

Kristen C. said...

I love the colors. They flow together perfectly!

Al Hannah said...

A-MAZING work ... all the stencil work is fabulous! Love what you are doing with these gorgeous papers!

DebiJ said...

Simply gorgeous colourings of the apricot, pinks & blues - such gentle & feminine LO's. How lovely to have all this wonderful kit to be creative with..very special. Thank you for letting me take a peek at your blog.

Jax said...

Beautiful LOs, Lisa. I love the way the birdcage looks with those butterflies and vines, and your ripped and eyelet-stitched back corner. Thanks for the lovely inspiration and for sharing so much with us.

Sandra said...

Lisa what can one say except 'so gorgeous' love the LO.

Lisa Fowler Windsor, CO said...

Lisa,
I always love your beautiful creations. I've followed your blog for awhile now, you are a constant source of inspiration for me. Thank you!

Amy said...

Your blog is always one of my favorites to visit. My son did a Disney World college internship too!

Motol said...

i like how you used of this manekin die . yours layouts are very beautifull

Jennie Atkinson said...

Beautiful layouts Lisa - absolutely gorgeous work.

Sandi Smith said...

Beautiful work as always Lisa...love the pretty colors!

Kisha said...

Beautiful work!

Suz said...

beautiful work - I adore the baby layout so sweet

Dee in N.H. said...

Stunning pages!!! So,pretty!

Sherrenae - Sherri said...

Lovely - and thanks for the letters.

Peggy said...

Lisa, your pages this month are like a dream in a dream: that beautiful shot of you, the little peanut of a baby, and then, best of all, the dream that is realized: your lovely and talented DD so happy to have found a career that is perfect for her!!!!!

annemikaeli said...

This is seriously fun, thank you ladies. Such gorgeous work. Looking forward to the butterfly tut

Memories by Manda said...

Your creations are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing :)

Jackie G said...

Love your work, Lisa...you have an amazing talent. Thanks for sharing!

Barb Thompson said...

Love the layouts. It is a great kit! And a chef in the family! Too cool.

Kimberly said...

Your layouts are beautiful!! There is so much inspiration on your blog!!!

scrappygal said...

Gorgeous!!! Love those flowers on the second layout!!

Sarah-R said...

Gorgeous! I just love these layouts - so soft and beautiful.

Shirley Kadel said...

I just love the colouring, totally awesome

Renee said...

Great colours, lovely work.

marcia said...

Ah, I inspire to be so creative! very nice

María Castillo said...

Adorable colors, love how soft your pages look!

stampinlara said...

Gorgeous work!!! I'm a new fan of your blog. ;-) Thanks for sharing.

Lynn said...

Your work is so stunning! I'm already a follower...FABULOUS is all I can say.

jcm said...

Love your work.

Sue Allen said...

Beautiful work.........

Mandie said...

so inspiring these layouts are simply beautiful

Theresa said...

Awesome as usual. Have to give the layouts more study. Already a follower.

Tracey Gregory said...

Was already a faithful stalker, i mean follower :)
LOve,love these latest pages especially Gabby's wings!

Rae said...

I love how whimsical these layout feel! Gorgeous, and inspiring, as always, Miss Lisa!

eyes2theocean said...

You've hit my week spot with the butterflies and bird cages. These really are beautiful layouts, Great Job!

Sar Tann

Ange said...

Beautiful layouts!

Leanne4Ever said...

ohhhh, Thank you thank you thank you for all your tutorials!!! I've pretty much "pinned" everything of yours ;)

howo34 said...

Beautiful work!

michaela said...

WOW Lisa! very very very nice :)

A Mermaidz Tale said...

I love the butterflies, the beautiful flowers and the birdcage! Awesome :)

Wendy said...

Inspiring crafting.

Sandydee said...

Lisa, I'm a big fan of your work and after seeing these - I'm not sure how I can add anything else - just beautiful. Love all of your flower work.

cvanholstein said...

Cool blog and great tutorials!
You made so many projects, love the orange look on them, so warm!
kind regards, Corina

Margie said...

Love your layouts and the flowers and butterflies on them are just fabulous. Coming back to look at some of your flower tutorials - I'm hooked!

T Young said...

Very pretty! Love your flowers!

Gitte said...

Wow your work is gorgeous.

L. Akins said...

Beautiful layouts

AnnieS said...

Beautiful! Love the wings on the dess form!

Luce Lavertu said...

Wonderful work ! Very talented!

Luce Lavertu said...

Wonderful work ! Very talented!

Myrto said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Good work!

Scrapycandy said...

Just beautiful! and lots of inspiration! Love those flowers. Thank you.

Maria said...

Wow, Lisa - you always blow me away with your creations!! Gorgeous, gorgeous layouts!

mow180 said...

Beautiful. You and your Daughter sure look alike.I love your Blog.

Angelica said...

Gorgeous pages, LIsa!!!

Serene said...

What wonderful work. I love your tutorials.

Cindy Lou said...

Exquisite! wonderfully balanced, warm, refreshing, eye candy to the "n"th degree! Love your attention to detail, fabulous LO!

Kristin said...

Oh, this new pack will go lovely with my Dutchess collection.. aka my Wedding book! Used Dutchess from KraiserKraft as my colr pallette for my wedding!

Elisabeth said...

Lisa, your work is always stunning- Just love the details and the great balance of each of your work.

nanatam said...

WOW! beautiful detail! TFS! Can't wait to get my kit!

pooky said...

What a wonderful accomplishment for you dd! You art is beautiful! Tfs!

Joelle said...

Gorgeous! Love all the pages and your flowers are exceptional as always!!

Bonnie said...

Wow, I love all the soft colors!

Jennifer said...

Beautiful layouts! Very feminine colors, so soft! And your flowers are so pretty!!

detra said...

Beautiful work and Beautiful daughter. I love that it shows how proud you are of her!

Andrea Slee said...

Such GORGEOUS LO's Lisa!! I LOVE your flowers!! Keep up the good work!!

Nancy S said...

You must be so proud of your daughter! My daughter also works at Disney in events. An extraordinary place to work! Your work is beautiful and your daughter should be proud of you.

Heidi Bound said...

Lisa-I am ALWAYS inspired by your art. Stunning!

ddcdragonfly said...

such a beautiful little darling

ddcdragonfly said...

such a beautiful little darling

KerryST said...

Wow your work is really incredible

Donna in Louisiana said...

Lisa, as usual your work is flawless. I love the little flowers peeking out of the torn paper. You are such an inspiration, not only to us who admire your scrapbooking skills, but also to your beautiful daughter.

Erica Ortiz said...

Your LO's look so feminine and delicate, love it! Beautiful as always!

berlykim37 said...

That is the cutiest layout ever...tfs

Kathy said...

Lisa your work is beautiful as usual. I would like to have your talent for just one day.

Dil said...

beautiful work!

Tina in Texas said...

Aaahhh...always such a delight to visit your blog. Love the whole story about why you used the Melissa Frances wings made me all teary-eyed. You can tell you're so proud. Anyway, as usual...love your layouts and creativity. I just got that Sizzlets die...can't wait to use it.

drybolt said...

Beautiful work!!!!!!!