Monday, November 12, 2012

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

 If you came here from Larissa'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 !!  Also, as an extra special twist, 1 of our designers is hiding a secret prize on their blog!!!!!  Make sure to leave a comment on all of the blogs for a chance to win!!!  Check out Swirlydoos on Facebook and Like Us!!!


click the photo to see the kit and all of it's glorious add ons. 
 


The Sketch created by our very talented Beggahuna.


 Here is my interpretation on the sketch. I took the photo's last year during a newborn photoshoot. Little Abigail was so darn sweet.


I created the flowers using the add on card stock and Spellbinders Rose Creations die set. The smaller flowers are from Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms die. I used Prima ink in worn jeans  on the Dusty Attic


 A file on the butterflies can be found at Swirlydoos. I did some machine sewing on the page and the small flourishes are Die-namics. I added the Wilton doily after coloring it with Lindy's Stamp Gang Moonshadow Mist. The 2 tone shimmer of those sprays are amazing. It is like Chromalusion Car paint. The color changes in the light. I bought the paint during one of Krissy's open Special Orders for subscribers at Swirlydoos.


This layout was created  when I became inspired by the cooler weather here in Florida. I could smell autumn in the air for just a moment. I just found out a few weeks ago that a lot of the Alterations dies also have a matching embossing folder. I had the Tattered  Leaves die and was so excited to find out that their was an embossing folder to create the veins in the leaves. So I ordered it online and waited for the man in the brown truck to deliver!! 4 days later I was creating fall leaves. Using the lighter tan card stock from the dd on kit, I sprayed the leaves with Glimmer Mist and Lindy's sprays. Then I embossed the veins and finished them off with a little Inka Gold for a golden autumn shimmer.


 I took the self portraits of me a couple of years ago in the peak of autumn in the woods behind our home. The leaves don't really change color here.


The sweet flowers are KaiserCraft. I just dusted them with a little chalk ink.


And can you believe I made actual  pinecones for the first time from my Tattered Pine Cones die???!! I usually just make the roses. I nestled them in my tattered leaves.


This layout was built around the photo of my son when he was just a wee little one sitting on the steps of my parents home. The iron railing, the potted flowers my mom always kept at the base of the steps inspired my design. There was a bird bath and plants that always attracted butterflies in her front garden. I miss sitting on those steps.


Here is a closeup of the Alterations birdcage. I used a Sizzix die for the bird. The Hot-air balloon chip board is from the embellishment add on kit. The roses were created with the Alterations tattered Pinecone die and sprayed with the wonderful Heidi Swapp Color Shine that was in the Embellishment kit. Georgia Peach is the color. Gorgeous!! The butterflies were the file I created specifically for this kit and can be found in the forum at Swirlydoos.


Just a closeup of the stitching, flowers and different leaves cut for the layout.



You have until midnight, eastern time, on Wednesday, 11/14 to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on Thursday 11/15.  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 sentence.
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 : Good

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

55 comments:

Lisa said...

So, so soft and beautiful!! Your projects are gorgeous, Lis!!

Heidi Kelley said...

I seriously want to crawl right into that first page. The texture that you built in is so incredibly soft and perfect. I love,love, love it! Beautiful work, Lisa!

Kim said...

Beautiful. Love the one of you.

Rae said...

Beautiful projects, Lisa! You are awesome with peach. I am in awe of your baby page. Soooooo sweet!

langeatheart said...

Your projects are amazing! I love all the details with the flowers, pinecones all of it!

Terry F said...

The leaves look so real. Love the pinecones also. Beautiful layouts.

Sherrenae - Sherri said...

Wonderful work with the leaves and the baby page is a fav.

Paulien van den Bosch said...

Your pages are soooo Beautiful!!! Love all your flowers and leaves and punch work and sigh..... and want to scrap like you, when I grown up.

LindaSS said...

So much inspiration.. thx ... and love love the leavs...

Love LindaSS

liberty_25 said...

Wow LIsa, such gorgeous layouts!!! you make the prettiest flowers!

Dee in N.H. said...

Gorgeous layouts! I laughed about you making actual pine cones! I've made a bajillion roses but not one single pine cone yet! Hmmmm.....

marylouh said...

Love the use of the picture of the sleeping baby. So cute. Enjoyed seeing the hot air balloon paired with the bird cage. Great pages.
thanks.

Shona said...

so so gorgeous sweetie :)

Regina Hamilton said...

Beautiful work. Your colors are stunning and leaves and flowers are gorgeous.

Maria said...

Amazing, as usual! Love the flowers, the leaves!

Romy said...

Gosh, what gorgeous lay-out! They are soft and beautifully feminine! And you look so beautiful in those photos!

Debbie said...

Lisa, Love the lo of your son... Gorgeous!!!!!!!!

ionabunny said...

WOW. Beautiful layouts. Such detail.

Patti Senter said...

OH my I've been making leaves all morning and had no idea there was an embossing folder to go with them. Thank you so much for mentioning it. I love the colors so soft and gentle for the baby photos. Amazing how everyone can have the same items and everything can be so extremely different. All of you pages are treasures to keep for generations!

Rea' said...

So very pretty, love all your leaves and flower details, the stiching and the doily, such amazing touches to your layouts; absolutely gorgeous colors!

Merrihew said...

Oh My, Lisa! So many gorgeous details on you LO's! Love the stitching, amazing flowers and the TH leaves!

Cheryl

zandra said...

Wow, so pretty! You look fabulous! Love the pine cone die.
Hugz, Z

MZule said...

Your LOs are breath taking and you look so good in your portraits!

Kimberly said...

Your pages are GA GA Gorgeous!!!

Catarina M Monguilhott said...

projetos maravilhosos e inspiradores!!!!!

Lynne Forsythe said...

holy CRAP Lisa!! you are the diecut queen and it SOOOO SHOWS cause your layouts are FANTABULOUS!!!

cin2273 said...

How pretty I love what you did from the sketch design.

L. Akins said...

Lovely layouts

Stephanie said...

Lisa all of your projects are awesome, I love the one of your son when he was little - so cute!

Katyoparty said...

I love your delicate subdued color schemes--and you made pine cones?? I didn't even know this was possible and yet there they were! Thanks!

Sandi Cl~ said...

These are all so gorgeous, my friend, but the LO of Nick is over the top amazing! Hugs!

Beatrice Lawson said...

The layout of your son sitting on the steps is adorable!! and I loved the pinecones, they are awesome.

Alina said...

Gorgeous projects! Love this blog hop!

Vicki said...

Your projects are fabulous, Lisa! You totally rock anything you touch.

Maureen Chandler said...

Your projects are amazing - I love all your colors and details! Thanks so very much!!!

Peggy Lee said...

Beautiful is the key...beautiful work on your layouts...love them...all..soft and chic

Peggy lee

magicalmagpie said...

Love your punched borders, the way you stitched 7/8 of your page down on the other layout and turned down the pp to reveal the underside and also make a focal point for your embellishments.
Also thanks for sharing that there are matching embossing folders for the alteration dies!
TFS

Peggy said...

Eye popping, breathtaking gorgeous!!!!
I agree, you and peach are a match made in Heaven; I cannot get over how many looks you can get using that one color!!!
Love the stitching, love your fun with dies and punches, and you know how much I love Lisa flowers!!!!!

Jami Bishop said...

I'm a FL girl too-live in the greater Ft Laud area, what part are you in? Luvin' all the detail you put into your LO's. Way to rock this beautiful new kit!! : )

kandilin said...

Beautiful work. Love your flowers

Vicky Alberto said...

Amazing details as always and blooms but that lullaby one is just OMG OMG OMG - woweee!!!

My Studio Voice said...

You are so talented. Love all of the flowers you have placed on each project. Colors are lovely.

Amy Voorthuis said...

Lisa your are a queen in making beautiful clusters of beautiful flowers MY OH MY all lo's are wonderful real jawbreakers....xox Amy

nanatam said...

Your layouts are always gorgeous! I love the colors in these! TFS!

Electra said...

Incredible LO's, the "newborn" one is straight out of my grandmother's parlour! (Mind you, I Love them all!)

Pam said...

Gorgeous !!! Love all the different color schemes.

Naiara said...

beautiful works!
I love these kits and the wonderful things that you guys do with them.
congratulations

Maureen Hayes said...

I don't know where to start, with the beautiful picture of your baby in the Dust Attic piece? With the cool leaves you created? With the pine cones? With the sweet sentiment about your mom's front steps, or with the gorgeous butterflies you created?! Each piece is more beautiful than the next. You are so talented and so inspirational, thank you so much for sharing with all of us!

Happy hop!

Dena Cottrell said...

All three of your layouts are beautiful! The first one is so beautiful, it would be a work of art without your babies pictures (though they definitely add to it). I just love how you have everything layered and the colors are so pretty. I love your creativity for the fall layout. When I first saw your leaves I wondered if you were just showing us some real ones for color! And then of course I love how you put your memory into the layout of the steps using the birdbath and flowers and 'railing' to go with it. I also like you color selections. Beautiful.

Sandi Smith said...

Stunning Lisa....your attention to detail is out of this world!!!

Joy said...

Wow - the details is just delicious!!! i love that pinecone die!

fusiafscrapping said...

Lovely projects... as always and gorgeous colours and papers.

Cindy Lou said...

Your work is so delicate and intricate. Just amazingly beautiful.

Christie & Marie said...

awesomeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Melinda said...

WOW I adore your layouts...your layering is amazing!! hope you are well :)xx