Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Swirlydoos' September Kit Reveal Blog Hop Block Party!!


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

 If you came here from Rae'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!!

 This first layout I chose to do on my grandmother. The paper with the yellow roses reminded me of her. She loved roses.  The yellow mat was punched using Martha Stewart's Rain Drop punch around the page set. The yellow photo mats are Spellbinders Romantic Labels die.
The kit is full of Prima's new line Romance Novel...Marion Smith designed it and it is so gorgeous. I love that it is so versatile and can be used in a feminine or masculine way.


 The circles were die cut from  Spellbinders Persian Motifs.


 I created the yellow flowers using the yellow card stock in the add on card stock kit. I always get that add on because I know I will be making flowers or using it for borders. The pink flourish is Die-Namics Fancy Flourish, the yellow one is Die-Namics Leafy Flourish.



Just another close up of the flowers. I  love the combo of the yellow and pink together against the distressed black paper.


 This next layout used just 1 sheet of paper. I distressed the edges with my Zutter, did some machine sewing and added the Crafters Workshop reverse chicken wire design using texture paste which I also painted on the edges. .


The kit came with a zipper and the Prima Zipper pull trinkets. Genius!! Love the effect. I pulled the zipper apart a bit and glued on the pull.


Marion Smith did a live with Prima show a few weeks ago when she debuted Romance Novel. She also announced  that Prima's Face Book Page had a freebie. It consisted of a PDF to download  images to create a cover, back  and pocket envelope for a mini Marion did. I created the butterflies for the kit using Photoshop, by layering the design from the cover onto a butterfly image. They go perfectly with the kit. You can grab 3 different styles at Swirlydoos.


 Just a closeup of the zipper pull. I think I will use these a lot. I love them!! The pink roses were made with the paper and the Alterations  Tattered Pinecone die.


I layerd a cutout from the papers onto a  label in the kit. I used pop dots for dimension.


I never do layouts of my son or husband, because masculine layouts are hard for me.  I decided to grab the more masculine papers in the kit. I sanded the Coredinations paper to bring out the clocks on the surface.  Then I rubbed it very lightly with Inka Gold. Before you know it, I'm adding flowers...Not so very masculine!! But I still love the design. I'll just say he is the most beautiful flower in my garden.


I created the blue flowers using my Alterations Tattered Floral Garland die. I used  my Purple Passion Flower Tutorial. The middle was created with a McGill small sun punch. I saw Pascale use the Garland die to create the flowers on her Carpe Diem layout  and was so inspired to create the same ones!! Please visit her blog as she is an amazing artist!!  For the yellow flower I used Spellbinders Rose Creations die and added a Prima rose to the middle.


Here is a close up of the clocks sanded down using my Tim Holtz mini sander, and touching them lightly with Inka Gold.


 Here is a close up of the middle of the page. I love the Prima resins designed by Ingvild  Bolme. They are so beautiful. My husband didn't even see me snapping the photo of him today. He thought I was fooling around with the settings on my camera. I wanted to capture a "here and now" photo.




You have until midnight, eastern time, on Friday, September 7th to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on Saturday the 8th.  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 REALLY 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 sentemce.
3: Finally, go back to the Swirlydoos blog and leave a comment letting us know how much fun you had, tell us the sentence that was created with all of the special words you collected.    Can't wait to hear from you.


My special word is :
difference


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



51 comments:

Lisa said...

Absolutely scrumptious work this month! Gorgeous flowers too!!!

Paulien van den Bosch said...

Totally speechless over your beautiful work Lisa. Gorgeous work honey!

Scrap2day said...

Gorgeous and then some! That zipper layout is amazing and so unique! Fab work!

Cherished said...

LOVE every page.

Heidi Kelley said...

**sigh**'these are so,delicious in details.,I love, love, love that one of your grandma. My goodness, the colors are stunning, and the pictures, soooo amazing. And I love your Masculine layout too, the openings in the paper are perfection!

Kim said...

Love the layouts Lisa. Love how you used this paper to make a masculine layout. Feeling the inspiration.

Jennifer Pearson Vanier said...

Stunning!! All of it. I love the zipper detail!!

scrappygal said...

Stunning work Lisa!! I love it all!! You make me want to get busy right now!

Debbie said...

Oh WOW, Soooooo gorgeous, love all of them, especially the one with your husband, beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration.

Debbie said...

Oh WOW, Soooooo gorgeous, love all of them, especially the one with your husband, beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration.

Manda_K said...

Gorgeous layouts this month! Love all the different dies you use!

Lisa Nazario said...

I love the layout of your husband! I also struggle at making masculine pages and I think you did an awesome job at it.

Lisa Nazario said...

I love the layout of your husband! I also struggle at making masculine pages and I think you did an awesome job at it.

Shona said...

gorgeous work Lisa...stunning flowers as always

Sandi Cl~ said...

What gorgeous pages, Lisa! As always, I am loving your flowers and will have to come back and get the scoop! Such great color combos!

Vicky Alberto said...

amazing creativity with this kit - love the zipper use!

Monica said...

Wow! You always have the most fantastic florals. The layout of your gramma is so sweet... what a wonderful tribute to a special woman!

Danielle said...

As always, I love your flowers. The zipper was a cute touch.

Rae said...

Love your colorful layouts, Lisa! Your flowers are, as always, to die for!

Merrihew said...

Stunning LO's, Lisa! Love all the swirls, flourishes and your amazing flowers!

Pascale B. said...

Beautiful layouts Lisa, I so love the not so masculine LO. I think that I need to try a zipper too.
And thanks so much for your nice comment about my work, you are the one who inspire me with all your wonderful flowers!

Deborah Young said...

As usual,such gorgeous work. You are a talented one for sure! See you later!

Deborah Young said...

Had to sign in again to use my favorite photo that you edited for me. :)

detra said...

Beautiful layouts!

MZule said...

Lisa your punch work on the first LO is flawless! How do you do?!
Phenomenal pages!!

2manycritters2liltime said...

Awesome inspiration for a masculine page!

Sherry said...

I knew this hop was going to have outstanding work but wow yours blew me away. I have t agree with some of the other comments... I'm speechless.. So much talent!!!
Sherry

Irene Tan aka Scrapperlicious said...

super gorgeous work with the kit!

L. Akins said...

Lisa, stunning work. Your last layout is a new fave!!

Cindy Gay said...

The top layout is priceless. Like the journaling strips and tones. Perfect blend.

Lynne Forsythe said...

can I just say.......JAW DROPPIN' GORGEOUS Lisa!!

Bonnie in SC said...

Your layouts are fabulous. I love the unique color combinations and techniques that you use. However do you come up with them? :)

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous layouts Lisa, love the one of your husband!

Kimberly said...

Wow!!! Your layouts are gorgeous!!! I love the zipper details! Awesome pages!!! Thanks for the close ups!

Joy said...

The zippers are just so cool!!
My Gran loved her roses too - going to take that idea and run with it xx

LindaSS said...

just wonderful

Hanne said...

Lovely pages! Love the use of the zipper.

Judy said...

Everything you create is beautiful!! I love the "zipper" layout.

Tracey Sabella said...

Stunning pages, Lisa!! Love all of your amazing attention to the details. Your handcrafted flowers are amazing and love how you used the zipper!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

Lesley said...

So many unique and creative details. Love it.

Gloria Westerman said...

Beautiful layouts....I love how you too your DH picture and used it for the center ....awesome job....tfs

Nichole said...

I love you masculine layout, I love how the page looks like it can be zipped up! I wanna play with some zippers on my next layout, and your handmade flowers look so professional!

Dee in N.H. said...

Beautiful pages!! I so love the way you used the zipper and I'm loving those zipper pulls!

Maria Harms said...

Beautiful work! Love your flowers and the zipper is fabulous. Gotta say, while that last page is superb, you missed the masculine boat by a mile:)

MsMad said...

love all your flowers.
Barbara Bird/Gecko Galz DT
MdStrwbery@aol.com
MdStrwbery.blogspot.com

Monica Baker said...

Love the zipper layout.

paperpapier said...

stunning..stunning!! Love the way the zip open up to reveal the photo..drawing our eyes attention to it...brilliant technique!!!

bev said...

As always Lisa your projects are gorgeous. You put everything you have in to them and it shows. The colors in this kit are awesome and your usage of them just compliments them.
Thank you Lisa for sharing!

Linda Pekrul said...

Lisa, you just never fail to delight! Every month I seem to love your flowers more ... if that's possible. Beautiful, beautiful work.

fusiafscrapping said...

Really lovely layouts.

Bärbel said...

Ganz wunderbare und toll gestaltete Layouts!