Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Welcome to Swirlydoos December Kit Reveal Blog Hop Block Party!!

If you came here from Swirlydoos'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 !!  We have 3 manufacturers hopping and 3 designers from Webster's pages!!!  Also, as an extra special twist, 2 of our designers are hiding 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!!!  
 
THE SKETCH
 
 
This is my layout based on the beautiful sketch shown above,created by Beggahuna.
 

  One of the papers in the kit is an "inchie" paper, and I thought it was perfect to cut apart and use some of the inchies to create the banner along with the pretty trim in the kit. The title is die cut from the Alterations Typeset Alphabet die.


I used pop dots under the matted photo's  of my sister and I visiting Santa. I used scraps of paper from another layout to create the flowers using my Alterations TATTERED FLORAL GARLAND die. The pearl flourishes are from ZVA  (not in the kit).

  This next layout is of my daughter taken on a cold winter evening on Thanksgiving a few years ago. Florida can have some weird cold weather at times. Thank goodness it doesnt last long.  I did some punching and distressing on the background. I die cut a couple of Sizzix film frames and was going to do something else with them in the design, and changed my mind. I still incorporated them into the background.


I created another banner using one of the tags from the paper.


I created a file of the butterflies to match the papers. You can find them at Swirlydoos along with many other files I have created over the years. I use a little Rock Candy Stickles on them and color the antennae with a block sharpie. The title was die cut with the Alterations Typeset Alphabet die.


The photo on this last layout was taken in Baily Clorado a couple of years ago at Swirlydoos camp in the mountains. We were tucked away in the hills and it was just so peaceful. The outer circle was punched using my new Martha Stewart circle punch exclusivily sold on HSN at the moment. It wont hit the reatil stores until sometime next year. It came with 3 puch designs, and all you do is purchase the punches for the machine. What is nice is you can punch a 12x12 paper for the size shown in my layout.


I created the flowers using the new Sizzix Tattered Poinsettia die. I forgot that I also had an a embossing folder to match. Using it would have given the flowers so much texture. next time!! The pearls came in a spray in the kit that I just cut apart and used as stamen. Puffy paint is edged on the petals and heated to puff after it dried. Then I just stacked some layers for the middle flower. The others are singles.


Here is a closeup of the single flowers. The green leaves are also a die cut that I cut aprt to create the individual piecs. I sprayed them with Glimmer Mist.


You have until midnight, eastern time, on Friday, 12/14 to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on Saturday 12/15. 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 : SEEK

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

Here is the order and blog addresses just in case you get lost along the way!!
Swirlydoos CLICK HERE
Lisa G - CLICK HERE
Miranda - Click Here
Faber-Castell - CLICK HERE
Lynne - CLICK HERE
Prima Educators - CLICK HERE
Heidi - CLICK HERE
Iris Babao Uy (Webster's Pages) - CLICK HERE
Gabrielle Pollacco (Webster's Pages) - CLICK HERE
Jaz Lee (Webster's Pages) - CLICK HERE
Lisa V - CLICK HERE
Rae Moses - Click Here
Angelica - CLICK HERE
Paulien - CLICK HERE
LuminArte - CLICK HERE
Vicky - CLICK HERE

81 comments:

Manda_K said...

Lovely layouts this month! Those MS punches are def on my wish list!

Wendy said...

Stunning pages! I love the details on all the elements!

Rae said...

GORGEOUS! Love how soft all of your pages are, Lisa! Stunning!

Pat said...

Your Los are all beautifully done!

Vicky Alberto said...

I adore your sketch lo and ohhhh your handmade flowers are divine!

LindaSS said...

Ohh my I just love your layouts... and those flowers ohh my.. :)

Rebecca " The miss Haven " said...

Lovely layouts :) soooo pretty !! Tfs :)
Hugs Rebecca

Jan said...

Ditto on the punches. I would like to have them too. But, I want that swirly die you used on that first lo, Lisa. What is it?

Jan said...

Ditto on the punches. I would like to have them too. But, I want that swirly die you used on that first lo, Lisa. What is it?

Lisa said...

So beautiful Lisa! Your flowers are stunning. :)

Dorotka said...

i really like the first layout, this banner is really beautiful :)

Peggy said...

Okay, you've convinced me. I need the new MS circle punch, LOL.
Beautiful work, Lisa, your layers, your banners and your always so gorgeous handmade flowers!

Lynette said...

Stunning layouts Lisa...I love the top one of little Lisa and her sister;-) Love your gorgeous poinsettias on the last layout.

Kim said...

Love the layouts. The last one is my favorite.

Kathi said...

Gorgeous pages, Lisa love all the details

Kathi said...

Gorgeous pages, Lisa love all the details

MichelleZ said...

Gorgeous layouts! I especially like the one you did using the sketch. Lovely!

Nadja Olloz said...

These flowers are just wonderful!

Bonnie said...

I really love how you used the puffy paint to 'dress up' the flowers! TFS :-)

Paulien van den Bosch said...

Your pages are so so Beautiful Lisa!!!!! I love your punch work and your flowers so much!! You are in my thoughts and prayers girl!

Debbie L Gregory said...

Im getting more impatient the more creations I see from this kit. Wow!!

Danielle said...

Great Layouts. I just may have to get this kit.

Stephanie said...

Wow Lisa, all of your layouts are so beautiful!

Romy said...

Gosh, such amazing pages! You really know how to make the most out of patterned paper.

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Awesome layouts! I especially love the deer layouts with the beautiful poinsettias. Thanks for the inspiration! =)

Pakrat said...

Love the Winter Beauty Page

langeatheart said...

I'm grinning ear to ear just looking at your layouts! Just beautiful you've definitely captured the spirit of the season!

Gloria Westerman said...

Oh my goodness these are gorgeous!!! I love your puffy painted flowers...awesome job...thanks for sharing...

momoftwo said...

Beautiful layout Lisa.

Tracey Gregory said...

I am in love with those pointsettias!! Gorgeous pages!

Sandi Cl~ said...

So gorgeous, Lisa!

L. Akins said...

Gorgeous layouts.... I like the nonchristmas take with the kit.

Maria said...

Wow! Absolutely gorgeous. I love your banners and you know how I feel about your flowers:)

Mountain Charm said...

Your designs are absolutely gorgeous!

scrappygal said...

Stunning layouts!! I have hemmed and hawed about that Tim Holtz poinsettia and you have made up my mind!

Mountain Charm said...

Your designs are absolutely gorgeous!

fusiafscrapping said...

Lovely! Lovely! Lovely! You made stunning layout.

Kimberly said...

Stunning work! I love your pages! Thanks for the close ups!

Merrihew said...

Gorgeous LO's, Lisa! Love the circle punch!

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Absolutely stunning work! You are very talented and you have great attention to detail!

Elisabeth Bottoms said...

Ohhhhh, Ahhhhhh I can't get over how versatile this kit is. Again, so many dfferent possibilities an I HAVE to get the circle punch.....

MZule said...

Beautiful Lisa!

Cherished said...

Wow. stunning creations.

Shubhra said...

Wow, beautiful layouts Lisa. Love the flowers handmade by oyu in the last one

Hugs
Shubhra

Joy said...

Love your layouts AND that Tattered Poinsettia!!! Must get it :o)

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Sherrenae - Sherri said...

Love the frost tipped Poinsettia!! Lovely work.

Lesley said...

I just bought the Tattered Poinsetta die, and now can hardly wait to use it. Lovely layouts.

Lesley said...

I just bought the Tattered Poinsetta die, and now can hardly wait to use it. Lovely layouts.

Debbie said...

Gorgeous, Gorgeous Lisa!!!! love that sketch and what you did with it. Beautiful lo's

Cindy Lou said...

Love your LO's, the depth and texture are wonderful!

Shelley Schubert said...

Stunning pages Lisa! Very inspiring.... They give me some really good ideas... Thanks for the inspiration!

Shelley

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connie said...

GORGEOUS!! All of the layouts...love all the layers, details and that new MS cirlce punch.

Diljeet Kaur said...

hop hop n hop :-).....from 1 creation to another it's fun

gretheB said...

lovely pages you make - I love the blue flowers with the white edges... they are great

sandee said...

Oh my gosh, what beautiful LO's you've created, I simply love the attention to detail and layering! Gorgeous papers! Blog hopping from the hills of North Carolina :)

grammypame said...

Love your layouts and thanks for sharing the sketch I will give it a try!! I love these blog hops so much inspiration! merry Christmas!
Hugz
Pam

Pam Lindaman said...

I love how you went from the sketch to the actual layout!
I also love the banner with the tassle ribbon! Thanks for sharing

Pam Lindaman said...

I love how you went from the sketch to the actual layout!
I also love the banner with the tassle ribbon! Thanks for sharing

Gillian said...

stunning work

Hanne said...

Beautiful pages. All of them are really lovely, and especially the last one.

Dee in N.H. said...

Love these!! Those borders are really cool and I love your banners!

jordanbev5 said...

Such fantastic ideas!!! Loved everything and am going to put puffy paint on the edges like you did!

Katie said...

Wonderful, wonderful layouts! I love all of the flowers on your layouts, especially the poinsettias on the last one. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Teresa said...

Beautiful layouts. Love how you used the Martha Stewart punch.

Sandie said...

Hi, I love the way you put puff paint on your flowers to give them that little something special!! Really love the layouts too. Thanks for sharing. Cheers :)

Distressed, But Not Forsaken said...

I love the flowers, especially blue ones. Stunning layouts!

Kathy said...

As usual your layout is awesome! I love the flowers and the way they have dimension with the puff paint. I love the picture of Gabby.

Rusticdiva said...

Love your flowers and very impressed with the vine looks like a combination of diamond dust and sequins.

Amy Voorthuis said...

Oh wow Lisa.... I always adore your handmade flowers so much the once with the puffy paint on them are just STUNNING....amazing work thank you for sharing it hugs Amy :)

marylouh said...

Great layouts. You can feel the cold in the layout of your daughter. The deer crossing is unique.

Scrap2day said...

Oh my goodness! Those flowers are so so gorgeous and the banners are to die for. Love everything!

leon santiago said...

great work. the embellishments matched with the picture!

famillemarleau said...

Very beautiful layouts. Love them. Johanne L.

Katyoparty said...

Hi Lisa! I love your wondrous creativity and all that luscious layering you do so effortlessly! Love it, love it, love it!

mamadonald said...

Gorgeous Lo's!! Love your poinsettias!!

Katrin said...

Oh no - now I need the Tattered Poinsettia Die... and the Floral Garland...

Nicole Doiron said...

What a gorgeous kit, a fabulous sketch and some beautiful layouts! Thanks for sharing!!! :)

Beatrice Lawson said...

Wow, I loved all three layouts and the third one was just stunning! The poinsettia flowers were incredible!