Sunday, April 26, 2009

Welcome to Swirlydoos first (and certainly not last) OPEN SKETCH CHALLENGE. What do we mean by open? Well, we hold sketch challenges specifically for our subscribers using our kits, but THIS special sketch challenge is open to EVERYONE! Here are the beautiful prizes you can win.
One bottle of Prima Essentials 6 (Life In Colors) flowers ~~ and~~ One Swirlydoos' Primalicious Grab Bag.. So come and join the fun..Click here for the delicious details!!!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


Be good to our planet...What are you doing to keep our planet GREEN!!!! Plant a tree, recycle more, save water and energy!! We can even scrapbook green. I use the cardboard box my packages come in!! I use the paper that backs my Prima flowers. It's that pretty blue!!! I make flowers out of kraft paper. Kraft paper is what they use to make paper bags...So please do your part to save our planet, right now it's the only one we have!!!!!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Heritage Flower Tutorial

Learn how to make this beautiful flower I call the Heritage Flower. The steps are easy, you probably have all the supplies on hand, and you can make any size you would like. Perfect for your Scrapbook layouts as well as projects. You could use any paper, sheet music, old book paper, and newsprint looks fabulous. I hope you enjoy making these. I was so excited in learning too!!
Here is your simple list of supplies...Paper of your choice. I used music paper for mine, ink, scissors, stapler, a pencil, and glue dots.
Draw a 5 petal flower. 4 large and 4 smaller. Do not worry about making you petals perfect, the more random it is the better the outcome of your flower. The beauty of these flowers is there "worn" charm. Dont aim for perfection!! If you stack your paper 4 layers, you can cut them all at once.

Cut out all of your flower layers. You should have 4 large and 4 small. You could use more or less depending on how full you want your flowers. For demonstration purposes I will be using the 4 large and 4 small.
Ink the edges of your flower layer.

Now ink all of your flower layers.
Cut random shaped leaves and ink them in green. Set aside.
Fold the flower in half, ink sides together and staple the bottom center.

Get them all folded in half and stapled. 4 large, 3 small. The one circled is the 4th small flower layer that is "quartered" and stapled along the folded edge.
Open up the flower layer.
Dont be afraid to wrinkle up the flower!! Then straighten it out. and maybe curve the petals outward rolling it around a thin paintbrush.
You now have a completed flower layer. Now go finish the rest of them!!
Place glue dots in the middle of each petal and start stacking and staggering them 4 large on bottom, 3 small on top, and the quartered small one last on top.
This your finished flower, You can ruffle up the petals to give it more dimension.
Add the leaves in any position you choose, just glue them in between the flower petals.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

This LO was done using the wonderful April URBAN GRUNGE kit from SWIRLYDOOS. I have learned so much to challenge myself using papers and products I thought I would never use..It has really broadened my scrapbooking style. Proves you can do anything in scrapbooking and really love the results.This photo was taken during Scott Kelbys World Wide PhotoWalk that my daughter and I went on last year. It was a great day for the both of us, we both got lots of great photos, This is one that I captured, we just loved the mural on the side of a building in Downtown Safety Harbor.