Believe You are Good Enough: 2013
Acrylic and Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft

Blog Hop with Swirlydoos'

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

 If you came here from Miranda'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 !!  We have 3 manufacturers hopping and 3 designers from Webster's pages!!!  Also, as an extra special twist, 2 of our designers are hiding secret prize on their blog!!!!!  Make sure to leave a comment on all of the blogs for a chance to win!!! 

  Twine flowers
One of our designers, Colleen McGinty made this wonderful layout.  Here's how she made this:

1.  Start with a plain cardboard square.  Glue scrapbook paper and lacepaper on top of it.  Set aside.

2.  Cut a cardboard piece into a circle and glue half a circle of scrapbook paper onto it.  

3.  Take a Green Tea Gelato ® and randomly color the edges of the scrapbook paper and the cardboard.  For a gentle effect, blend the color with a wet paintbrush.  Let dry.  

4.  Take some fabric flowers and a chipboard embelishment (she used a butterfly) and color it in with your favorite Gelatos.  Blend with a wet paintbrush and let dry.

5.  Now the fun part- glue all the parts together!  Take the circle and glue it in the middle of the cardbboard square.  Glue the twin flowers and fabric flowers onto the circle.  Embellish with lace flowers and stickers.  Enjoy!

  Twine flowers2

You have until midnight, eastern time, on Friday, 12/14 to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on Saturday 12/15.  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 : WISDOM

The party continues over at Lynne's blog (  Have fun!


Here is the order and blog addresses.

Swirlydoos CLICK HERE


Miranda - Click Here

Faber-Castell - CLICK HERE


Prima Educators - CLICK HERE


Iris Babao Uy (Webster's Pages) - CLICK HERE

Gabrielle Pollacco (Webster's Pages) - CLICK HERE

Jazz Lee (Webster's Pages) - CLICK HERE


Rae MosesClick Here

Angelica - CLICK HERE

Paulien - CLICK HERE

LuminArte - CLICK HERE


Back to Swirlydoos!!


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Wendy Crowe

Beautiful page! Love all the attention to detail!


What a gorgeous lo - thanks for sponsoring Swirlydoos!


The LO is beautifully done!

Marilia Lopes

Beautiful page!


Wonderful LO.. i just love how the page and the pick just fit together.. .)

Lisa Valentine

What a great project!! Thank you so much for hopping with us this month!


Great layout :) Tfs !!
Hugs Rebecca


really nice layout, i like the natural elements


Very pretty. I like the flowers made from the hemp. Now if only I could make them!


Very pretty. Love the flowers. Thanks for hopping with Swirlydoos.


I love the soft effects of the gelatos. That cluster of flowers, especially the hemp, is gorgeous!!!!
Thanks so much for participating in the Swirly hop!!!


Love the burlap! Great Layout!

Bonnie S

Nice layering! TFS :-)

Paulien van den Bosch

What a beautiful page that is!!!!
Thanks for hopping along with us!!!!

Nadja Olloz

nice project. haven't seen gelato up to now. will have to have a look at them!

Danielle Trippeda

I love all the different textures and layers.

Stephanie Dinnell

Gorgeous layout, I love t he use of the cardboard!

Debbie L Gregory

LOVE THIS. Just got a box of the gelatos and played alittle, cant wait to do backgrounds, flowers, cardboard, everything. :)

Kathi S

Love the layout and what you did with the gelatos

Dana Tatar

Gorgeous page! I love all the texture and the colored flowers.

Pamela Kaliher

Love how the cardboard was incorporated.

Pam Lange

What a lovely layout! Merry Christmas to you and yours! :)

Gloria Westerman

Love all the details and elements....and the layout will have to remember it...thanks for sharing..


Thanks for hopping with us. Cute layout.

Mom of two

Love all the flowers. TFS

Barbara Lochridge

Beautiful layout!! I just love what you can do with the gelatos!! They are a go to item!!


Wow! Your project is totally fabulous! Thanks for the inspiration!

Linda B

Lovely layout. Thank you.


Beautiful layout!! So many pretty details! Thanks for participating in the blog hop!!

Cheryl Merrihew

Love the LO! Thanks for hopping with Swirlydoos!

Chantal Vandenberg

Awesome work!!! Hopping along! :D


Such an amazing lay-out! The combination of colours is really beautiful.


Fabulous Layout. Thanks for sponsoring Swirlydoos!!!!!


Gorgeous! Love the gelatos!!

Cherished Connie Hall

Lovely Work.


Pretty layout. Love the detailing

Joy McPhail

Wow - love all the bits and pieces included on this layout - time for me to play methinks!!! :o)


Gorgeous page the burlap is a great addition.


This is a lovely layout.

Debbie Rybolt

Beautiful page, love your products, awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cindy Lou

This is such a beautiful LO! Love the depth and colors, your flowers really pull out the flowers in the photo (that's just to cute as well). TFS!

Diljeet kaur

hop hop n hop :-).....from 1 creation to another it's fun


beautiful! love the flowers.


looks great - I think I "have" to follow this blog


I love my gelatos too, will have to try coloring a flower with mine now! Blog hopping from the hills of North Carolina :)

pam allen

Thanks so much for sharing such a beautiful layout and how it was created! Love your products and can't wait to try the Gelato's
Merry Christmas

Pam Lindaman

I love everything about this layout! Love all the emblishements!

Gillian Hume




Dee in NH

Gorgeous!! Love all that texture with the cardboard and burlap paired with the gorgeous flowers! Great page!!

Beverly Jordan

Such a precious layout and photo!! Just gorgeous!

Katie B.

Great layout! I love the green in the corrugated circle and the burlap and twine flowers! Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.


Great layout. Love the cardboard use.


Gelatos are my new favorite thing to play with!! Beautiful project!



Such a pretty layout. Thanks for sharing, cheers :)


Love all the flowers, especially twine flowers.

Kathleen Clinton

Lovely layout one that I think I could give a try. Many thanks

Amy Voorthuis

You've created such a beautiful lo....the flowercluster is perfect...and such a sweet picture aaahhwwww thank you for sharing it with us xox Amy


The idea of starting with a plain piece of cardboard is great. Ordinarily you think you have to have a fancy piece of cardstock or a fussy printed paper. Thanks for the tip to think differently.


love it!

Barbara Staradumsky

This page is perfect. I love the burlap, and the cardboard is amazing! Yep, this is getting pinned! Beautiful!

Johanne L.

This is a very beautiful layout. Thanks for sharing,


Such a pretty layout! I just got the full set of gelatos last week and I am completely in love with their creamy goodness and versatility!

Donna Sergent (mamadonald)

Beautiful LO...thanks for sharing!

Amanda Kurtz

Love these projects. :) Love your products!

Nicole Doiron

What a fabulous layout! Thanks for the tutorial!

beatrice lawson

What is that fabulous lace paper? Never seen it before...

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