Autumn Bloom Swirlydoos Kit Reveal

Our September scrapbook kit has just hit the pavement, and we know you’re gonna LOVE IT!
We’re proud to present:

“Autumn Bloom”


***All of our monthly scrapbook kits are available in our store while supplies last!***

See this gorgeous collection up close & personal in our Facebook Live video unveiling with Kim! C’mon – she doesn’t bite! (hard)

Love it, right? Why not get one of your own? Let us 
“Inspire Your Obsession!”
become a subscriber and not only will you never miss a kit again, but you’ll also pay less for gorgeous, perfectly coordinated monthly scrapbook kits!
*Mention this blog post and save 10% on your first kit*

 Each designer will post their complete reveal in the days immediately following our reveal. (and can be found in our FB gallery today) But for now, lemme tease you with a couple goodies from the team!

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See what they did there? Magic. Well, maybe it’s not “magic.” Why don’t you come check out our scrapbook tutorials & challenges. Most of our designers create tutorials on our forums & YouTube channel to show YOU how they work that “magic!”

Stickle Holder Project Kit 

  Here is what the DT Members have done with the Project Kit:

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Later this week our DT will be sharing their incredible  video tutorials showing you how-to use your August Project kit.


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  Kim has prepared an awesome step-by-step video tutorial using the September Main Kit! You can find this tutorial (as well as other months) in the “Anatomy of a Layout” section of our forums! Follow along as she creates this beautiful page using the exact same kit you have!

 We have a great lineup of video tutorials, as well as step-by-step photo tutorials for you this month!

If you haven’t already, (stern look) be sure you’re connected with us on all our various social media outlets so you never miss a (free) learning opportunity.


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September sketch, created by DT Member Kim Heard

This beautiful sketch is your inspiration, now get creating! Our February sketch challenge runs until November 30th, and is open to EVERYONE! 
Upload your layout into the “Sketch” section of the Swirlydoos Facebook Gallery and you will be entered to win a fantastic prize from Swirlydoos! 
Check the sketch challenge thread in our forums to see how others were inspired by this same sketch.

That’s all I have for now, so thanks for stopping by. Don’t forget, if you’re ready to start getting perfectly coordinated, top of the line scrapbook kits delivered to your door, please visit us at Mention my name (Heather) when you subscribe and you’ll receive 10% off your first kit, AND a coupon good for 30% off your entire purchase in the store!

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Spanish Sun Mixed Media Assemblage

This past year I had the opportunity to submit to the UK Magazine Mixed Up Mag. I created a piece on behave of Relics & Artifacts, a piece I titled. “Spanish Sun”. For more close-ups, check out Relics & Artifacts.

Relics Spanish Sun 1

I also made a video of the creative process. Some camera issues in the beginning, but it gets better.


Thank you for stopping by.


Again more close-ups and write up can be found on the Relics & Artifacts page.


Relics & Artifacts: Facia Familiaris, Milagros, Helios I, Helios II.

DecoArt Media: Primary Yellow, Cadmium Orange Hue, Yellow Oxide, Burnt Umber, Carbon Black, Quinacridone Magenta, Cadmium Red Hue, Dairylide Yellow, Pyrrole Orange, Medium Grey Value 6, Paynes Grey, Tinting Base, Gesso White, Decoupage.

TCW Stencil Viva La Art.


Apoxie Sculpt

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Always and Forever


Always and Forever Mixed Media Layout for Creative Embellishments.

I have had this infinity frame from Creative Embellishments for months now and didn’t really know what project I wanted to use it on. I finally found the right picture of my dear friend Yasmin and My little peanut Olivia.


And the title “Always and Forever” is perfect for this page, seeing there is always be great memories and Yasmin is one of those friends that will be around forever.

Here is the video for your enjoyment.

I am totally loving the new stencils in the store, I did a far amount of background work on this page. I usually start with stamping and sprays and then move on to textures. I started with the Distressed Hexagon Stamp and the Distressed Circle Stamp along with various other stamps.


And then the  Using the Distressed Grid Stencil along with paste for more details. I love how the chippies take the sprays and use that technique frequently. I used embossing powder on the infinity frame to match the paper.




IMG_8953I hope you enjoy the page and these memories will always and forever be in my heart. Thank you for stopping by today.




Creative Embellishments:

Distressed Hexagon Stamp

Camouflage Stamp Set 1

Distressed Circle Stamp

Distressed Circle Stencil

Distressed Grid Stencil.

Large Infinity Frame

Always Word Set 

Other Supplies:

Lindy’s Gang Silhouette Silver, Calm Bake Beige, Queen Sheba Silver Embossing Powder, Midnight Pewter Embossing Powder.

Finnabair: Light Paste


Prima: August MoonAquarellable Pencil.

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Lost and Found “Destiny is Calling” Duel Tags Set

Hi all, Heather today sharing a duel tag set titled “Destiny is Calling” I wanted to make a set that is vintage looking but with a little bit of shabbiness. I am loving the fall, (my second favorite season) and enjoy the rich neutral browns and oranges of the season. I choose to use the Lost and Found collection to pull out the colours I am looking for.


Here is the video for you all.


I also added a bit of delicate with the cloth doily and the string also giving them the texture and feel of vintage.


Enjoy some close-ups.



7 Dots Studio

Lost and Found Word Stickers

Lost and Found Element Stickers

Lost and Found Typewriter 12×12

Lost and Found Sticky Notes 12×12

Lost and Found Tags

Other Suppies:


Lost and Found Circa Flair

Lost and Found Measuring Tape Stencil


Petaloo Darjeeling Garden Rosettes Cream, Botanical Sugared Minis Gold Senna, Botanical Minis Brown.

Lindy’s Gang: Grab a Guy Gold, Silhouette Silver.

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“Autumn Harvest” ATC’s


Autumn Harvest ATC’s with Heather


As November comes around the corner, I cant help but think of the autumn harvest, pumpkins and all the warm colours of fall. And the mood board was beautiful this month with the rich tones of reds, oranges and browns. I wanted to make some ATC’s.

The mood picture is so awesome at Creative Embellishments, so many beautiful things to get you going.


I pulled the colours and the over all feeling of fall from the mood picture.


I absolutely love background work and I never know what I will end up creating when I get going. I started with some simple spray and move to sampling and stenciling with my new favorite stencil the Grid Stencil.  The twist was to add a flourish and what better than the pumpkin vine flourish.


Enjoy the video here

A few more close-ups for your enjoyment.






So I hope you play along this month and get creative, don’t forget to add a flourish, and you don’t need to use Creative Embellishments to join in the fun!



Creative Embellishments

Pumpkin Vine Flourish

Grid Stencil 

Distress Crackle Stamp

Distress Grid Stamp

Half Tone Circle Stamp


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Amber Moon Shabby Chic

I Today I want to share a shabby chic wedding card I made for a friends wedding. I love the rich golds in this card,  a very fall colour combo with the natural tones is perfect for those fall weddings.


I would love to share the creative process with you all.

Here are more close-ups for you.


Here is a picture of the inside of the card.


I hope you all have a great day, Thank you for stopping by.



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Delicate “Be Free” Mixed Media Layout


“Be Free”

Mother nature is so amazing, I am always excited when we find a new creature in our gardens. This year we were lucky enough to find a sphinx moth fresh out of it’s chrysalis. Normally we end up with  silk moths but never a sphinx.

I used lots of background on this page. I wanted to pull details and textures from the oriental lily he is sitting on and also pull in the delicate nature with the flower ribbon and cheese cloth.


I made a little video of the creative process. I hope you enjoy.

I used colours and details that to add to the paper, the paper had paints splatters and I added more splatters with the Paint Stencil. I also found the perfect colour of embossing powder to match the frame with the background paper.


I hope you enjoy this page, and  how mother nature can be so fragile and delicate and yet so overwhelmingly beautiful. Thanks for stopping by today.


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Creative Embellishments:

Distress Circle Stamp

Paint Stencil

Distress Grid Stamp

Circle Vine Frame

Distress Weave Stencil 

Lemon craft: Everyday Spring 02, 04.

Petaloo: Darjeeling Dahliahs Pink Darjeeling Hydrangeas Green, Embellishments Brads Shades of Green.

Lindy’s Gang: Cosmopolitan Pink, Peony Scarlett Red, Bells if Ireland Green, Merry Go Round Green Embossing Powder.


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Sunrise, Sunset Mixed Media Canvas

A new challenge so new inspiration. And what better than a bright and lively canvas. I wanted to do something a bit different this month and decided  how perfect than to use the “Sunrise” Paper from the Dreamscapes Collection and focus on the face as the focal point of the composition.  Using various elements from the collection with layering and adding texture, the piece comes together and brings a little bit of sunshine into your day.

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I also made a video of the creative process. I hope you enjoy.


Here are some close-ups for your enjoyment.






Check out more inspiration from at 7 Dots Studio


Thank you for stopping by today! Have a great creative weekend.





7 Dots Studio:

Dreamscapes Clear Stamp

Dreamscapes Chipboard

Dreamscapes Tags 12×12

Dreamscapes Sunrise 12×12

Dreamscapes Die Cute and Elements 

Hazy Days Clear Stamp

Lost and Found Wonky Halftone Mask

UmWowStudio Tall Tales Flair

UmWowStudio Butterfly

UmWowStudio Dreamscapes Triangulated Mask

Relics & Artifact Helios I Helios II

Petaloo: Sugared Minis Gold/Sienna, Anemones Yellow, Sugared Minis Mocha, Faux Dried Flower Alephemera Amber, Sugared Berry Clusters Peach.

Lindys Gang: Silhouette Silver, Grab a Guy Gold, Golden Doubloons

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Altered Frame Live FB

I want to invite you all to join me on the Swirlydoos Facebook page for a live Facebook show on Tuesday October 17th at 8 CST. We will be doing a fun DYI altered frame with techniques and product from the Project Kit.



The project will be similar but I always tend to mix it up some! Here are a few close-ups of the template.






I hope to see you there.

Find more info on kits at 

Swirlydoos Facebook page can be found here.




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Fall Flowers~Simple and Clean

A Simple Layout today, with minimal details, sometimes less is really more. As the seasons change so do the blossoms in the gardens. My late bloomers are always a welcoming sign that autumn is now here. (my second favorite season).


If anyone knows me I love to add a good number of products to a layout, tons of texture, stamping and boat loads of layering.  This one is different, I did very subtle background work on this piece, minimal stamping and texture. I concentrated more on the painting on the chipboard. I used oranges pinks and purples to full from the vibrant colour of the echinacea (Cone Flower), pulling the deep oranges from the inspirational mood board at Mixed Media Place.


Enjoy a few close-ups.



I wanted to add a little flair to the page using the March Flair Set, after all of my clusters were done I added some more stamping with the Distress Hexagon Stamp just around the focal point.

Thank you for stopping by today, enjoy the simple beauty that is all around up.


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Creative Embellishments

Distress Hexagon Stamp 


Poppy Cluster

March Flair


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