Thursday, January 9, 2014

thursday...Swirlydoos January Kit Reveal and Blog Hop

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

If you came here from Die-Namites'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 !! Make sure to leave a comment on all of the blogs for a chance to win!!! Check out Swirlydoos on Facebook and Like Us!!!

Are you a subscriber? If so, your kit is on it's way! If not, check out the Swirlydoos store to see if there are any January kits or add ons in the store!

Come back throughout the month and I'll share close up pictures and tip and techniques on each one of my layouts but now, without any further ado, are my layouts using the Swirlydoos January Kit, Shabby Chalet!

Here's what  did with this gorgeous kit!

"Fun Memories" Layout
My first layout is based on the January Sketch. The pictures are of my niece and I posing in front of my Christmas tree early in December. She is so much fun and I was so exited that her mommy captured these pictures for me! Come back later in the month and I'll show you how to make the fluffy pink flowers!

Here's this month's beautiful sketch:

"First Baby" Layout
I used the soft pinks and whites in the January Kit to create this layout of my mom and I. The picture was taken the weekend I told her she was going to be a grandma for the first time so you can image her excitement! I went for a girly layout since the picture was of my mom and I . I used the flowers from the Flower Add on kit and handmade the leaves and butterflies. The small doilies are from my stash and I cut the title with my Pazzles Inspiration.

"The Great Outdoors" Layout
For my second layout I chose the earth tones colors to make this page. The pictures were taken in a recent hike my hubby and I did while I was pregnant already. We hiked for 3 hrs! I did some mixed media in the background using the Tim Holtz stamps and the Silks paint included int he kit. I love how soft and subtle it looks while at the same time adding a little more to the layout! I hand made the corrugated cardboard flowers using a die.

"Boy" Layout
This layout is my all time fav! My hubby took this picture of me on my birthday last year after we found out we were having a little boy! I turned the photo B&W but left the booties blue. I used the blue tones in this kit to make this soft layout. I wrote a letter to my unborn son that is hidden behind the picture. Everything I used for this layout came from the main kit or Flower Add On Kit. I added the butterflies and alphas from my stash.

Altered Blue Tin
My last project is an altered blue tin that I found at the Dollar Store. I've been organizing my scraproom for a while now and I needed a place for my Prismacolor Pencils and this little blue tin was perfect for it! I used some ribbon from my stash and paired them with some of the beautiful lace in this month's kit. I used some of the blue flowers and a Prima clock as embellies. 

Here's a better look a the embellies:

You have until midnight, eastern time, on Thursday 1/10 to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on Saturday evening 1/11.

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 : POTENTIAL

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

Here is the order and blog addresses:
Die-Namites CLICK HERE
Swirlydoos: CLICK HERE

Here's the January Kit and Add Ons:

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  1. I already told you how much I love all of your projects, but I'm happy to say it again Amy.
    Amazing work you did!!!!!

  2. Stunning pages!! LOVE your take on the sketch!

  3. Your layouts are amazing. I love the one based on the sketch. Just amazing.

  4. Gorgeous projects, Amy! I just LOVE that sketch page!!!!!

  5. beautiful pages,that boy layout is so sweet!

  6. Oh, I absolutely love the boy page. It is just stunning!

  7. Lovely projects!! The last one is a fave also!

  8. Beautiful.
    Layouts are gorgeous!

  9. Congratulations on your baby!! I am so excited for you. Your layouts are gorgeous.

  10. Amy - I really love the way you do you layouts - I really learn from you - so Thank you!!

  11. Gorgeous LO's. Love the black and white photo with the blue booties and all your very special touches in this LO.

  12. Lovely layouts. Congratulations on your pregnancy

  13. A beautiful kit and you have done wonderful things with it.

  14. always beautiful...I love your projects!

  15. Amy, these are just stunning!!!! I love your backgrounds and layers and the softness that you've given each page. Your clusters of flowers and embellies are just gorgeous!!!
    It's hard to pick "just one", but my eye keeps on returning to your "Great Outdoors" page; I love how it all comes together!!!

  16. Amy, your layouts are totally awesome, and the altered tin is so cute. Thank you for the inspiration and for being part of the blog hop.

  17. I love the tenderness that is reflected in your work, your LO are beautiful

  18. I absolutely LOVE each of your projects! I didn't realize you were so close. I live in the Tampa Bay Area. I think I will check with Krissy when she gets back to see if there is a way to get a list of all Swirly sisters and there locations. I bet there are more of us local than we know and maybe we could set up our own little swirly getaway.

  19. Beautiful Layouts and I really like the Tin.

  20. Congrats!!!! How exciting and you captured those special moments beautifully

  21. Lovely LO's, Amy! Can't wait to play with this gorgeous kit!

  22. Amazing projects wow!! love it.

  23. Love all your projects! I especially love your first baby page!

  24. Hi Amy, I love coming to look at your layouts they are always amazing and so cheerful! You did a fantastic job with the sketch! Thanks for playing along! All the best! Big congrats on the pregnancy!

  25. Lovely pages Amy. There is so much feeling and emotion in each one. Just beautiful.


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