Monday, March 31, 2014

monday...Swirlydoos March Kit Layout #5 (and a goodbye)

Happy Monday! Welcome to my very last layout for Swirlydoos as my DT contract is over using their March Kit, Salutations! I want to thank Krissy for giving me the opportunity to design for Swirlydoos. It was definitely a dream come true!

I used the neutral colors for this layout of me during my baby shower back in February. My cousin took a few pictures of me and I fell in love with this one and had to scrap it right away! The glittery picks included in this kit are perfect for achieving the outdoorsy feel I wanted while keeping the layout elegant.

Here are some close ups of this layout:

Thank you for stopping by my blog today and for all of your support and lovely comments! Have a great week everyone! :)
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Sunday, March 30, 2014

sunday...Swirlydoos March Kit Layout #4

Happy Sunday bloggers! Today I want to share with you my last few projects with the Swirlydoos March Kit, Salutations! These also happen to be my last projects with Swirlydoos since my contract ends at the end of this month.

"The Best Moment" Layout

For this layout, I used the reds/blacks of the kit for this romantic picture of my hubby and I on Valentine's Day this year. I used the tags and wooden frames to draw the eye to the center of the page where I had the picture.

Here are a few close ups:

I also made a card:

Finally, I made this layered and distressed card with the bits and pieces of leftovers on my desk.
Here's a close up of it:

Thank for stopping by my blog today! Come back tomorrow and I'll share my last layout for Swirlydoos. It also happens to be my favorite! :)

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Saturday, March 29, 2014

saturday...winner of the Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop

I hope that everyone is having a great weekend! I'm back today to announce the winner of the Heartfelt Creations Alumni March Blog Hop!

The winner of the March blog hop was chosen from Lee Ann's blog.
Congratulations to Heather Thompson!!!!!

Please send an email to Emma Lou at and write "Winner of March Alumni Hop" in the subject line to claim your gift certificate!

Thanks to everyone who hopped with us and for your sweet comments! I really appreciate each and every comment! Come back on the last Tuesday of the month for another blog hop and another round of inspiration. Have a great rest of the weekend!

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

tuesday...Heartfelt Creations March Alumni Hop

Welcome everyone to my blog for the Heartfelt Creations March Alumni Blog Hop!

Be sure to leave a comment on all the participating blogs. One participant will be chosen to receive a $25 Gift Certificate. The more you comment the more entries you get into the random draw! Be sure the check the Winner Announcement on Sat, March 29th. If you win, please send an email to Emma Lou and write "Winner of March Alumni Hop" in the subject line.

Hop ends on Friday, March 28th at midnight.
and here's the card that I made:

I made this card as a Thank You my hubby and I's good friends who threw our baby shower for us. I used the March Swirlydoos Kit and used the Open Vintage Floret PreCut Set and Mini Vintage Floret PreCut Set to make the flowers together with their coordinating dies. I have to say that these are my favorite flowers to make and definitely my favorite flower stamps!

I used the Open Leaf PreCut Set and it's coordinating die to make the leaves. I inked the tip with red and brown Tim Holtz distress ink to give them more dimension.

I added the thank you tag and the wooden piece from the Swirlydoos kit. The background paper is actually the packaging for the tags! I simply cut to size, distressed the edges and added some faux stitching. Finally, for the butterflies, I used the Brookside Manor PreCut Set and it's die. I then added a little bit of glossy accent to their center to give them some dimension.  
Thanks for visiting and taking your time to comment on my blog!

Your next stop is: Cibele Glazer

Here's the blog hop order in case you get lost:
Amarilys Doria-
Cibele Glazer
Giovana Smith:
Deneen Treble
Caroline Duncan
Loretta Lock
Glenda Brooks
Lee Ann Barrett
Mary Faus
Candy Slabaugh
Alissa Wells
Emilia van den Heuvel
Lisa Allen-

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Friday, March 21, 2014

friday...Swirlydoos March Kit Layout #3

Happy Friday! What are you all doing this weekend? Anything fun planned? My plan is to organize the scrapbook room, although that might be a bit hard since I'm almost 37 weeks pregnant and can't bend over too much anymore! Let's see how that goes! :)

Today I'm sharing another layout that I made with the Swirlydoos March Kit, Salutations!

"With Love" Layout

For this layout I used a picture of my hubby and I this past Valentine's Day. We dressed up and went out to dinner a few days before Valentine's Day itself because I couldn't handle the large crowds. He was a good sport and took a few pictures with me before we went out. 

 I fuzzy cut the flowers on the left side and added them to this grey paper, which I randomly distressed. I used one of the tags as my title for this layout. I'm just having so much fun using these gorgeous Prima tags on my layouts this month!

The white and brown flowers are from my stash and I used the red flowers from the Flower Add-On. 

I handmade some leaves (stamped and die cut) and butterflies and added them to my layout. I also tore random spots and tucked in white punched cardstock underneath the pattern paper.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today! have a wonderful weekend!

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