Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Swirlydoos March Kit Reveal

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

If you came here from Lisa Valentine'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 and a 3rd manufacturer offering a prize!! There are 4 prize packs up for grabs so make sure to follow along and have fun!!

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The photo's on this first LO is of my daughter and a dish she created while attending Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts. Sushi. Who would have thought that being classically trained in French Cuisine that you would learn how to make sushi. But my daughter reminds me that in her International Cuisine semester, French technique is the basis of all cooking. And the majority of your famous chefs, learned the same way. And let me tell ya, this girl can cook!!! The background paper was punched using a Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page set and offset with another edge punch.

I chose the book page in the kit and it turned out to be the inspiration for this page. I die cut the Cheery Lynne vines from the add on card stock in the kit, and the flowers are a mix of Petaloo and Prima.

I die cut the small photo and frame of my daughter using a Spellbinders Nestabilities die Scalloped Circles. The title is from the tiny letter stickers in the kit. The LO started as the sketch that goes with this kit, then it took on a life of it's own. The other photo is a a pic of the beautiful sushi tray Gabbie created. I was so impressed by the Salmon roses. Beautiful and edible!!

This next layout is also a tribute to my daughter. She has worked so hard and overcame so many obstacles in the last 2 years getting through college. She move 3000 miles away for the first year and did it all on her own. Now she is closer to home, only about 150 miles away, but still on her own. When things didn't go right, instead of giving up, she tried a different way of doing them. That's my girl!! The Optimist!! I used the cards in the kit and created tags out of them, adding eyelets and string.

The journaling was created in Photoshop CS5 and then printed out, cut up, and inked. The frames are a Sizzix Die cut. For stability, I die cut them using card stock and backed them with chip board. It makes the perfect frame. I love my Vagabond!!

Here is a closeup of the tags, and the butterflies are a file I created for this kit and can be found on this page along with dozens of others.

The flowers in this set are just so beautiful. I love the rustic colors.

This next layout is the one I did for Anatomy of A Layout. Because I wont be home until late tomorrow night, I wont be posting the directions on Swirlydoos until after 8pm. So be sure to check out the tutorial on this page. My design Inspiration came from the March 1st Once Upon a Sketch. The journaling had to be about me. I didn't make the deadline due to conflicting reveal dates, but I loved the inspiration!!

The bonus in the Anatomy tutorial is that I will be posting the tutorial on making the flowers as well. They are very easy and easily adaptable to any flower dies you may have. The leaves were die cut with one of my favorite Spellbinders dies using the gorgeous green velvet paper in the kit.

Once again, I created the journaling pieces in Photoshop CS5, but you could use any word program to do it as well. The butterflies are another file I created for this kit, and I added the sweet rhinestone trim for the bodies. check out the file on this page.



You have until midnight, eastern time, on March 15th to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on March 16th. 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 :
people

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

91 comments:

Lisa said...

Stunning!! You work with these colors so well. Love your flowers. Really beautiful work Lis!!

Goyi Rodriguez said...

Precioso, me encanta.Felicitaciones

Paulien van den Bosch said...

Wow wow wow..... Stunning pages Lisa. Love all the detail in them and of course, your Anatomy page.... blows me away!

Amy said...

Beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing with the blog hop!

eleele said...

GORGEOUS. very , very gorgeous. thank you for the tutorial, I love the flowers you have done, today I will try to do it myself.

Manda_K said...

Lisa, your style is truly one of a kind. Love what you did here esp the Sushi lo, FABULOUS!

Alina said...

Love your layouts! They are very beautiful!

T Young said...

Incredibly beautiful. I can't wait to look over the tutorials for the details! Love the leaves being made from fabric rather than paper.

Kathi said...

Love all your flowers, beautiful

Linda Pekrul said...

Gorgeous pages as usual! Love them all!

Pascale B. said...

I don't know what to say, your LOs are stunning as always, and give me such inspiration!!!
Can't wait to see your new tutorial!

L. Akins said...

Beautiful layouts... I can't wait to see your tutorial.

Margie said...

Lovely work and how lucky you are to have such a talented daughter.

Cyndi S said...

Very pretty. I love all of the flowers.
cstephenson at q dot com

Kim said...

Love it all. Can't wait for you anatomy and flower tut.

Κατερινα said...

wow!!!!!!!!!amazing pages!!!

MZule said...

So much detail in your work, just beautiful!

- MAODREN - said...

Wow it's magic Lisa
Love all the detail and your flowers are beautiful
- MAODREN -

Neliva said...

Stunning hun...as always...you are my number one :-)

/hugs lone

Lisa said...

Absolutely beautiful work Lisa!!!!

Polly said...

More gorgeous work and I am following you to keep enjoying such wonderful eye candy.

AmyJ said...

oh my how wonderful. I love all of your layouts. There is so much Beauty and inspiration. Thanks so much for sharing. You are very talented.

Tracie said...

Very beautiful...Love your work and tutorials! Thank you so much for sharing! :)

Michelle said...

WOW, Gorgeous as always!!

Keren Tamir said...

Lisa I love your layouts and I love your hand made embelishments especially your flowers!!

Shona said...

gorgeous as always Lisa...amazing details and yummy flowers!

lszalil said...

I never cease to admire your creativity Lisa.I must say the layouts is extremely gorgeous. Love them.

Beth said...

Love those butterflies....lovely layouts!

Scrapycandy said...

Fabulous blog! Loved reading about your daughter. Now a follower..you are so talented! Thank you.

Serene said...

Lovely layouts. I love all the details. Can't wait to see the tuts.

Michelle M in CA said...

Hi Lisa! your layouts are so fabulous! I love the layering and use of contrast! Awesome and inspiring! Thank you for sharing your talent!

Rosjen said...

As always it´s so much inspiration in your blog, my friend!!!! Just sitting and gasping (is that the correct word LOL)

Love,
Jannike, Sweden

Vicky Alberto said...

So many pretty details - your sushi layout is sooooo gorgeous!!!

Oleksandra said...

Great projects:)

ILuvVintageScrap said...

Gorgeous layouts!!!!!! Love all of the deails :)
Hugs
Juliana

drybolt said...

Lisa. your work is beautiful, love the flowers. Thank you for sharing your talent with us....

Dame Jeanne Marie said...

beautiful job Lisa - love your quotes too!

Dame Jeanne Marie said...

beautiful job Lisa - love your quotes too!

Lakuna said...

I love the first layout and its strong colours.

Merrihew said...

Absolutely stunning LO's, Lisa! Can't wait for this kit to get here!

Yasmin said...

Amazing layouts! Love the details! :)

Thanks for having me over!:)

sharon g said...

Ohhh, pretty butterflies.

rlovew said...

Stunning layouts- you really show off your daughter well.

piedra preciosa said...

I love your job!

Sandi Cl~ said...

Wow! Lisa, you sure rocked this one! Amazing and then some!

Beckie said...

YOur pages are just beautiful!! I love the clour combo on the firs one :)

Jax said...

Beautiful pages, Lisa. That sushi LO looks good enough to eat!

Stephanie said...

Lisa your work is just so stunning!!

Angelica said...

All so very beautiful!!!!

Kimberly said...

Beautiful layouts!!!!!

Sandra said...

Gorgeous colours and flowers on these pages, beautiful choice.

Sandydee said...

Lisa, you are my Flower Hero! You never cease to amaze with your use of colors and your beautiful flowers. Love the layouts, what a terrfic job you did with this kit.

Dee in N.H. said...

Amazing layouts and I really loved the back story!

Maria said...

Absolutely beautiful! Can't wait to see the Anatomy and of course, the new flower tutorial. Your flowers are always phenomenal:)

Nicole said...

I am really loving the film strip mats!!! And tell your daughter that that sushi looks awfully DELICIOUS! :)

Cherished said...

Gorgeous Work Lisa.

Jeyatha said...

Lovely..

Donna in Louisiana said...

Okay, I've decided that when God was passing out the talent cards, he gave them to girls named Lisa. Girl between you and Lisa V, I could spend all day deep in both of yalls blogs. One day you and I need to talk about how you create your tags in photoshop.

Jennifer said...

What amazing projects! And I have to agree with Donna from Louisiana about God giving creative talents to ladies named Lisa! I really like how you use flowers to embellish your layouts -- so pretty!

Asmah Zainal Abidin said...

Hi Lisa :)
I love your punch work, the colors, flowers, everything...amazing lo's! Thanks for the inspiration. I'll visit again!

Lynden Blossom said...

Hello - I happened upon you tonight via your post on LinkedIn... I LOVE the look of your blog and your Projects! Glad to 'meet' You! (Now I have to visit the Blog Hop, too! Nice surprise find!) Am Following on Pinterest - Look forward to keeping in touch -
Lynden
http://aneleganttouch-lynden.blogspot.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/An-Elegant-Touch-/162889457132788

Annette McCarty said...

your work is wonderful. I will be back to take advantage of some of your lessons. Your flowers are beautiful and the layouts are fantastic! I am a beginner and I am overwhelmed

Francine said...

Beautiful layouts, Lisa. I love all your wonderful flower tutorials too - thanks so much for sharing them with us.

Annette McCarty said...

I have enjoyed looking over all the photos of your work. It is breathtaking. I am completely overwhelmed.I hope to learn a lot from you since i am a complete novice to all of this.

Annette McCarty said...

I have enjoyed looking over all the photos of your work. It is breathtaking. I am completely overwhelmed.I hope to learn a lot from you since i am a complete novice to all of this.

Maria said...

Oh gosh ... as always I am so stunned by your work! They're all beautiful, Lisa!! And I love the color schemes you come up with--you have a true gift!!

Elina said...

Wow! Gorgeous pages Lisa!!! I love the orange black combination, it is so unusual and impressive!!! All your layouts are fabulous!!!! Thanks for sharing your tips!

Elisabeth said...

Lisa. Your layouts are so beautiful and I can't wait to get my kit and follow your anatomy page!!!

Dara Lynn said...

The March kit really has got the creative mojo in high gear!!! Your passion for design work...the love and pride for your daughter absolutely shine! The best part, you always spread the sunshine in showing us the "how to's" and what is possible! Much love!!

Lesley said...

I've been following your blog for a little while now. Lovely stuff.

Kitika said...

nice work
I love crocheted flowers

Brenda said...

WOW WOW WOW awesome Lisa!!!!Loveee all the details you add to your layouts!
hugs
Brenda

Kathylayne70 said...

Beautiful. I always enjoy your l/o and work and also the narratives about your daughter and the other l/o.

detra said...

Beautiful pages! The butterflies are gorgeous !

Lynne said...

Lovely work! Thanks for sharing.

Rea' said...

Beautiful layouts, love these colors and the flowers ARE AWESOME
Amazing details!

Sandi Smith said...

Beautiful creations as always...love them all!

Andiepants said...

I love your use of dark color as the accent on the 2 LO's. Very dramatic and gorgeous! Your stuff is always gorgeous girl...who am I foolin'.

Tina in Texas said...

Such beautiful layouts. Love the use of colors, and those flowers are so purdy!

Jomama said...

Gorgeous flowers and leaves! Beautiful work!

Tracey Gregory said...

love love the rhinestone butterflies!

Erica Ortiz said...

Very beautiful LO's Lisa!

NanaBeth said...

Everything here blows me away.Don't know how I missed your work over the years but I am thrilled to be following you now.I can wait to see more.

Theresa said...

Love how you always incorporate your butterflies. All three layouts are great. Thanks so much for sharing.

~VIRGINIA~ said...

Lisa your layouts are just gorgeous!!!

magicalmagpie said...

I love the lace borders you have used in so many different ways on your layouts.
TFS

Shelly said...

wow, wow, wow! fantastic as always, Lisa!

Lynette said...

So much beauty in one blog post. The layout of you is my favorite..I love the scripture you used on it.

Sherrenae - Sherri said...

Stunning as always - LOVE it.

peggylee said...

Just Goregous and beautiufl are your art pieces...so pretty and colorful...love your stories being told in your layouts.

ingrid said...

thanks for the inspiration!
Ingrid xxx