Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Swirlydoos December Blog Hop and Reveal

Welcome to Swirlydoos December Kit Reveal Blog Hop BLOCK PARTY!!! We are having a party and you are all invited. If you came here from Swirlydoos Blog then you are on the right track. If not, go back to Swirlydoo's blog and pick up the trail from there. We have some amazing projects for you to see today and as a bonus we have 3 manufacturer blogs that are joining in the fun!! There are 5 prize packs up for grabs so make sure to follow along and have fun!!

This first LO is my sisters granddaughter Nikki when she was a baby. I did some creative editing in Photoshop, and gave her butterfly wings.
I love the little letter stickers in the 12x12 sheet in the kit. The butterflies are a file I created for the kit, I printed them out on photo paper and outlined them with Stickles.

The beautiful vine was enhanced with Petaloo canterberry vine spray and some spiral flowers I created with scrap card stock.

This next LO is of my daughter when I took her to Swirlydoos Camp in Colorado last year before she took off for school. The girly time was just what we needed. She had not seen snow since she was 3 years old , and she did not remember it, so she was fascinated with it. We were lucky that it snow a lot on the last day of camp. Snow at the cabin was truly beautiful!!

Krissy opens up a special order for Dusty Attic for us every so often so that we can order what we want. She also sells it in the store. I purchased these bricks a while ago, and loved the way Gabrielle Pollacco used them on one of her LO's as an accent. I followed her lead. It adds just the right amount of rustic feeling to the LO. I inked it with some soft brown ink, then went over it with Fire Brick Distress ink then dry brushed some white acrylic paint over the whole bunch.

These are a closeup of the last tutorial I did. there are many variations of the poinsettia that you can create.

I created the title in Photoshop, printed it out on card stock cut into strips and inked the edges.

This next LO features a photo that I have used before. This past June in Colorado at Swirlydoos camp, I asked Krissy to snap some picks of me blowing dandelions into the wind. But with this version I used a Florabella overlay for Snow to add to the photo.

Here is a closeup of the poinsettias I created. The leaves are Spellbinders that has been misted with Glimmer Mist in 2 different colors.

The tag was created as a stand alone tag for the reveal this month. Each Designer created a tag with a different technique. I chose to do a puffy paint technique to mimic snow. I used it on the flower, letters, as well as the edges of the tag. I just decided to add the tag to the LO as my contribution to Berry 71 Bleu sketch challenge this month where I am a Guest designer, I turned and flipped the sketch around and this LO is what I came up with . We had to incorporate a tag into the LO. I love tags!! Click on the sketch for details.



Here is my stand alone tag.


Just a closeup of the flower. I love Flower Soft. It looks like real pollen. I purchased 6 different colors and you will see me incorporating them into my flowers more often now.



You have until midnight, eastern time, on December 16th to complete the hop. In order to qualify to win here is what you need to do:
1: Visit all SIX 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, head 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 words are Try Not

All winners will be randomly drawn. Winners will be posted over on the Swirlydoos blog on the 17th, which also happens to be the same day December's SwirlyHues Contest is unveiled. YAY!
Have a great time!!!! The block party continues over at Clear Scraps.

89 comments:

  1. What beautiful lo's. You are so talented! Thanks for sharing your secrets!

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  2. love your LO's
    thanks for sharing your technics

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  3. What beautiful detailed layouts! You don't look old enough to be a Grandma :)

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  4. Gorgeous pages! Love them all! Looking forward to receiving my kit!!

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  5. I already had your blog bookmarked as I love your work! Thanks for being part of this hop!

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  6. You do such wonderful work...what I noticed the most...your stand alone tag. It took on a different look when put on the tree versus when you put it on a layout. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  7. Your layouts are gorgeous...love that tag. And the fairy wings are great - would love to know how to do that!!

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  8. Gorgeous LO's, Lisa! Love the Poinsettias! Can't wait for the kit to get here!

    Cheryl

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  9. These are all stunning Lis!!!! Love them!!!!

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  10. Gorgeous creations with this beautiful kit! TFS!!!

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  11. simply gorgeous! Love your poinsettias! they look amazing! Must try making them real soon!

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  12. What absolutely beautiful layouts!

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  13. Your layouts are so beautiful. I really loved how you used Photoshop to make the wings! Great details in all your layouts. Love your blog!

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  14. Beautiful LO's!Thanks for sharing.

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  15. Love your flowers! Thanks for sharing

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  16. What beautiful artwork!!! Thank you so much for sharing! That new Swirlydoos kit looks exquisite!

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  17. Gorgeous!!! Love the postage layout. My fave. You rocked this kit.

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  18. Your projects are very detailed an beautiful!

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  19. Gorgeous layouts - absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that tag!

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  20. Thank you for using Flower Soft - I have a bunch lying around I had no idea how to use. Lovely LOs, as usual. Love the one of Gabbi in the snow.

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  21. These layouts are just beautiful, full of interesting features/techniques. I just love the bricks. They really add so much to that page. Thanks!

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  22. Wow, I'm loving your layouts! They are so beautiful. It's all in the details. So much more I need to learn. Thanks.

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  23. WOW! What fantastic projects! I love them all! Just became a follower! Thank you so much for the inspiration and the chance to win! :-)

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  24. Lisa your projects are gorgeous as always and your flowers are always inspiring!!

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  25. awesome I love your work and your blog

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  26. Beautiful layouts - more like works of art! I will absolutely have to try the 'brick wall' like you have done, that is awesome!

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  27. stunning LOs, just lovely. what else is there to say?

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  28. You are one talented lady, all of your projects are beautiful. I especially like the wings added to your "Grand Niece's" photos. I wish I lived closer to Colorado, I am thinking I would love to attend Swirlydoos camp.

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  29. Gorgeous layouts with so many techniques and wonderful embellishments!!! Thank you so much for the great inspiration!!!

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  30. Love the idea with the bricks. Just beautiful!!

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  31. so very beautiful...love your poinsettas you created :)

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  32. Oh my beautiful LOs, thank you for sharing!

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  33. Gorgeous layouts Lisa! I love your tag and the new flowers!

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  34. Great projects! I absolutely love the fairey wings on the first LO. I need to play with photoshop more often! Thanks for sharing!

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  35. Wow, glad for the block party that sent me your way. Gorgeous layout!

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  36. ohhhhh my FREAKIN' WORD.....you layouts are BEAUTIFUL!!! esp like the tag!!!

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  37. Your LO's are amazing!!! These are so pretty I would want to frame them! So excited to have found you from this hop! Thank you for the wonderful inspiration!
    Lisa
    lisascreativeniche at gmail.com

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  38. Your work is BEAUTIFUL. Love your amazing flower creations.

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  39. Total goegeousness here lisa!!! Just beautiful lo's as always!!!

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  40. Lisa, these layouts have me speechless. I think they are my favorites so far. Thanks for the flower tut.

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  41. Wow! Love your work! The tag is awesome and the flower soft does look like pollen!

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  42. You are very artistic. Love everything.

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  43. Wow... you have really inspired me to be much more creative with my flowers!!!

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  44. Beautiful LOs. Love the backgrounds on your daughter's LO.

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  45. Lisa, your layouts are awesome!!! I love each and every one.

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  46. Your layouts are feminine and vintagy! And the tag is beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Glad to find your website!

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  47. I love doing blog hops! Love all the great LO's you created.
    I hope you will follow me back!

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  48. Beautiful work Lisa. Really love that tag.

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  49. Thank you for sharing your talents. Beautiful work and your blog is now bookmarked!

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  50. WOW.. I absolutely adore your layouts and photoshopping wings onto her... GENIUS!

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  51. Gorgeous Lisa! I love love that punch you used on the LO where your blowing the dandelion!

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  52. Wow. I got so much inspiration from this. Your tags are amazing

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  53. Beautiful layouts!!! I love your poinsettia flowers!!!!! I just became a follower :) Great blog!!

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  54. Always love your layouts. And your flower tutorials. You make them look so good. Already a follower.

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  55. Lisa, I'm a huge fan of yours. Your layouts and your flowers are ones that I don't miss. Thanks for sharing your tuts.

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  56. Absolutely gorgeous pages! I just love all the details that you put into each page!

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  57. Stunning Layouts as usual! Love the stand alone tag. TFS.

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  58. Lisa, this pages are stunning as always! Your last tutorial is what I need, I buy this punch but never use it until now. Thanks a lot for sharing all yours ideas :)

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  59. Hi Lisa,

    You have done a fantastic job with the kit and all the layouts. Each month gets better and better. Thanks for sharing some great ideas.

    Patti Grace

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  60. Hi Lisa,

    You have done a fantastic job with the kit and all the layouts. Each month gets better and better. Thanks for sharing some great ideas.

    Patti Grace

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  61. Gorgeous work and I'm definitely coming back to check out the tutorials!

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  62. How many beautiful layouts you have made. Love them!

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  63. wowZERS what stunning projects. Your so very very talented. Thank-you for sharing your creativity with us today.
    Happy Holidays & Happy ScrappinScrappingmammama~ ustoleit@comcast.net

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  64. Your work is so impressive on all fronts but the poinsettias are simply incredible

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  65. I'm a follower! Your layouts are beautiful! Tfs...and the blog hop!

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  66. love how all the LO's are christmas colours, but not in your face Christmas - sooo pretty, as always Lisa!!

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  67. Love the puffy paint, Love the Brick technique, love your layouts. Thanks for sharing.
    Tina

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  68. Goodness. This kit rocks (can't wait to get mine) and your projects are just so beautiful. I am now so inspired and will stalk the mail man for my kit!

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  69. Oh,Lisa....as usual your LO's are fantastic. Thanks for sharing all your wonderful flower tuts with us.

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  70. Lisa, I cannot for the life of me decide which of these beautiful pages I love the best, with the awesome photos and equally awesome designs!!!! I love the one Krissy took of you, but the one of Gabbie first snow brings back so many wonderful memories!!!! Your details are so inspiring; thanks so much for sharing!!!! <3

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  71. Beautiful work Lisa! Thanks for sharing your talent!

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  72. Your layouts are just gorgeous!!!!

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  73. I've started exploring more to learn new techniques and I really love all of your lo's. I look forward to seeing more!

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  74. i AGREE with everything everone said. Your stuff is always so beautiful, unique and creative. TY for sharing.

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  75. Hello, This is my first Blog Hop with Swirlydoos, and you flower tutorials are so inspiring! I am going to try to make my own flowers now! Thanks.
    Erin

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  76. WOW Lisa!!! You really smacked it out!! LOVE the tag and the brick deets on Gabbie's lo. FABULOUS!!!!

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  77. love those white poinsettias with the puff paint edges. The are awesome. I can't wait to check out your tuts for them. Thank you so much for sharing your work it is very inspiring

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  78. Wow!!! These are gorgeous!!! looove them all!

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Love hearing your beautiful words!!!!