Monday, April 9, 2012

Swirlydoos' April Kit Reveal Blog Hop Block Party

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

If you came here from Rae Moses'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 Petaloo joining in the fun and offering a prize!! There are 2 prize packs up for grabs so make sure to follow along and have fun!!

Here are my layouts created from the newest kit, "Whispers Of Spring".

This 1st LO is of my daughter. She came home for the weekend a couple of weeks ago, and we did a quick impromtu photo shoot on our yard. I used my Spellbinders Persian Accents die for the frame around the inside of the LO. The pattern is so delicate and intricate, so it softens the hard black and neutral color.
I made the flowers using the Tim Holtz Tattered Floral die, then topping it with a couple of McGill punch star bursts and a pearl.
I adorned one of the diecut punchouts with an initial, a butterfly and some small flowers and leaves.
Here is acloseup of the beautiful diecut trim.
And a closeup of the flower. I love the Prima vine in the flower add on.

This next LO is of my son and husband. I snapped these photo's of them on one of our family vacations. I call them The Boys Of Summer.
I created the smaller brown oses with my Tim Holtz Pinecone die. It really makes the swetest flowers. I printed up the leafy swirls and fussy cut them. The tendrils are a pain to cut, but so worth it. I will post them at the botttom of my post. This size was printed on a 4x6 piece of white card stock. I created the large orange flower and added the Petaloo flower to the center. I tucked some of the wonderful wooden clocks here and there.
Here is a closeup of the Title.
I did a hospital photo shoot not to long ago and this is one of the shots. For the background paper, I used an EK success deep edge punc on the sides and a Martha Stewart Punch All Over punch for the 4 corners. Gives this LO a girlie lacey feel to it.

Once again, I used the Tim Holtz Tattered Pinecone die for the sweet pink tea roses and tucked in some of the pink bud kit flowers for a filler. The leaf clusters is a Spellbinders leave die that was stamped with a Heartfelt Creations stamp. I then sprayed it with some Glimmer Mist and touched a bit of pink Glimmer Mist onto the leaves when they were still damp with the green color. It bleeds slightly giving you a beautiful muted color on the leaves.
Here is a closeup of the small roses I created and the larger one was die cut from the Tattered Florals die and topped with the Tattered Pinecone flower. I love Sizzix and Tim Holtz Alterations dies just as much as my Spellbinders dies.
Just another angle of the floral cluster. The butterflies were scanned from the kit paper and I created a butterfly file which can be found at Swirlydoos under the images and graphics section.

Just another closeup of the larger floral cluster. The little acrylic flowers are so darn sweet!!
I hope you enjoyed these LO's. Stay tuned for more layouts from my second reveal throughout the month.
You have until midnight, eastern time, on April 11th to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on April 12th. 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 QUESTION.
3: Finally, go back to the Swirlydoos blog and leave a comment letting us know how much fun you had AND tell us the QUESTION that was created with all of the special words you collected AND GIVE US YOUR ANSWERS.

My special word is : LEAST
The party continues over at Vicky Alberto's blog. Have fun!

77 comments:

  1. Lisa, your flowers this month are jaw dropping. Absolutely dripping with gorgeousness!!

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  2. Oh my goodness..... You have done AMAZING with this month's kit. Your flowers are to die for and all the gorgeous details on your projects..... YUMMIE!!!!!!

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  3. Wow! Your layouts are gorgeous!!! Those flowers are amazing and I love all the black details you have used!!!!!!

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  4. Ow how I wish I was as good ad crafting as you guys are! It looks wonderfull! Thank you for sharing, greetz Dee

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  5. oh wow!!! Soooo beautiful! Especially your last layout - i love the colors and your punchwork! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

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  6. LOVE!! Your punch work is always so superb! :) The flowers are fantastic!

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  7. Oh my, you just knocked it out of the park with these pages! I completely adore them! Your Baby Love page has to be one of my all time favourites of yours. That photo is so sweet!

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  8. AMAZING!! You are handmade flowers master!! Totally love what you did this month!!

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  9. Lisa, your flowers are gorgeous, such a detailed work you have done.
    thank you for the die cut tips. The LO's are wonderful.

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  10. Lisa - you amaze me every single time. Your patience to cut all these swirls is fabulous. I love the inspiration for a male page with the kit, I will need it!

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  11. Breath taking...beautiful work you create.!thanks for sharing

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  12. Shakin' my head....just shakin' my head at the GORGEOUSNESS!!!

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  13. Lisa i always admire your work !!! Your punch work and your handmade flowers are absolutely gorgeous!!! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

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  14. Lisa great layouts as always. Have to get my punches out and try this. Already a follower. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. Amazing projects with this month's kit! Gorgeous flowers!

    Cheryl

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  16. Lisa, your flowers are AMAZING! WOW! I'm speechless! Love the lacy background that you made with the punches too! Beautiful work as always!

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  17. OOO gosh this is simply stunning!!

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  18. HOP HOP What a fun fun :D... thanks for the chance to get those marvelous things:) Hugs - Agnes :)

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  19. Lisa, your flowers are stunning!!!!! And so are these wonderful layouts with your amazing variety of designs and color choices (all from one kit!!!!), all perfect for each and every subject.
    While I love the first and third pages (what a sweet photo you took!!!), my favorite of the three is the one in the middle, maybe because you don't do your DH & DS very often, definitely because you took pinks and doily cuts and turned them into such a wonderful manly page!!!!

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  20. So many details on your pages, gorgeous!

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  21. Gorgeous details on your layouts... Very pretty

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  22. Love all the flowers on your layouts. Gorgeous projects.

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  23. Lisa gorgeous as always! I love what you did with the pinecone die and the new Martha punch all over the page! xo

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  24. thanks for an opportunity to win this beautiful prize.

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  25. wonderful layouts! Love the embellishments that you used!

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  26. your layouts are gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  27. Lisa, absolutely beautiful as usual. I LOVE your punched borders and those sweet pink flowers are to die for. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  28. I adore your pink flowers and oh wow that first layout is REALLY breathtaking!

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  29. Oh, Lisa! Your layouts are fantastic! I love the variety of them! Your flowers look so amazing!

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  30. Your flowers are fantastic! Very beautiful work.

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  31. Beautiful work this month, Lisa!! Your handmde flowers are always so stunning!!!

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  32. Lisa your work always amazes me! I love what you do with punches, and your flowers are gorgeous! TFS!

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  33. The flowers are gorgeous - TFS.

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  34. Such gorgeous work Lisa, I love the punch work on that Baby Love layout and t hose tiny roses from the pine cone die are so pretty!

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  35. LOVED the new spellbinders parisian boarder..I just purchased it and am so excited to use it. LO's are BEAUTIFUL...so glad that I found your blog...:o)

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  36. Beautiful layouts Lisa, as always. They're are so delicate!!! I love your spellbinder die and this Martha Stewart punch you used on the last LO. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

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  37. Love your beautiful work especially the floweres.

    Mary

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  38. love your stuff!! each and every piece is stunning, love trying to scraplift it. your my fav..

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  39. Lisa, you are my flower idol. I have learned so much from you. Your layouts are always such a joy to see. Just beautiful.

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  40. Gorgeous is the only word I can think of! I want to try following your steps and make a layout like the first one. Thanks you for the inspiration!

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  41. Lisa - absolutely gorgeous, all of it. The flowers are fabulous.

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  42. Wow! Beautiful layouts. Thanks for sharing the details on how you created these!!

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  43. Beautiful, beautiful, BEAUTIFUL! Love your flowers and the layouts!

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  44. great layouts! you did a wonderful job on all your projects they are very beautiful. great designs and gorgeous flowers

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  45. Beautiful layouts. I especially love the baby love one. It's just darling.

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  46. I love the flowers you made! Your layouts are beautiful!!!

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  47. Lisa hun such a beautiful use of the new Kit!!! just beautiful and all so different! Your flowers are just amazing!!! Thanks for sharing and the inspiration. Happy Easter tamh3030

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  48. I love ALL your layouts but my fave is the last one with the baby. (partly because I love anything with a baby in it!) but I Iike the punched border and your flowers are so pretty. Big fan of your work! Thanks again for sharing!

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  49. Wow, absolutely mouth dropping. They are gorgeous and love how you used the Martha punches. I have those, yippee. Thanks for always sharing.
    Hugz, Z

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  50. Oh my gosh..Love your projects and the flowers are gorgeous. I have that Tim Holtz die and now have new ideas on using them. Thanks.

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  51. I just want to sit down and make flowers after looking at all this gorgeousness!! Absolutely beautiful!

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  52. Wonderful layouts............love Swirlydoos!!!!!

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  53. Goodness Gracious Girl...just spectacular! Love the creativity, the colors, etc. And those dies and punches are fab!

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  54. I love your designs. Thank you for sharing all the techniques.

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  55. I love your use of punches on your pages. Your flowers are perfectly gorgeous.

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  56. Your LO are amazing. Your flowers are stunning and your punch work is gorgeous. I can see alot of lifting from these in my future. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  57. I have always enjoyed looking at all your beautiful work, and these are just the same...so beautifully done! Thanks for sharing.

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  58. Wow! So very beautiful work with the kit. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  59. I love what you have done, using items left over from other kits. I am getting the hang of it from wonderful examples like you.

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  60. Lisa, loving your flowers, your lo's are always drop dead gorgeous... still gasping for air....

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  61. Your work is always amazing! The flowers are gorgeous and love the way you use your punches and dies! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  62. Spellbindingly gorgeous work, Lisa. Really, I can't begin to tell you how much I adore and am inspired by these resplendently marvelous pages.

    Thank you sweetly for your beautiful comment on my outfit post yesterday. It warmed my heart so! I hope you're able to visit Canada again, too - be sure to let me know if you're ever in the Okanagan region of B.C., it would be a joy and an honour to meet you in person.


    Oodles of hugs & happy Wednesday wishes
    ♥ Jessica

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  63. amazing as always Lisa - love your Boys of Summer LO!

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  64. Beautiful layouts- I love all the diecutting on the pages.

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  65. These flowers are gorgeous! I love mix and matching different floral dies, you have done a splendid job. Whispers of spring - You hit it right on the flower head ;) Great job, love every LO and all the details.

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  66. Omgosh Lisa! I just love, love, love all your beautiful projects! And those flowers, wow! I have the TH pine cone die that our dear Peggy(enabler) encouraged me to buy. I can't wait to use it now, after seeing all your perrrty flowers!

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  67. How can I subscribe to your blog... I love it!!!!

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  68. Hello Lisa,
    Your layouts are beautiful, super!! I was looking for tim holtz pine cone tutorials online and stumbled upon your beautiful blog. How do you store these layouts?

    Venus
    ven711@gmail.com

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Love hearing your beautiful words!!!!