Saturday, June 29, 2013

Red, White & Blue Blog Hop

Welcome to the first
S.W.A.T Design Team Blog Hop
Today S.W.A.T is welcoming our new team with a Blog Hop & Challenge! We are so excited we have a great group of ladies that are ready to wow you with their talent! Here is just a peek of what they have in store for you today!
On to the Challenge!
Here in the USA its almost the 4th of July so everywhere you look you will find Red, White & Blue, as people plan their celebrations! So we thought what could be better than a Color Combination Challenge so here is your palette, lets see what you do!

Create something using the colors Red White & Blue and link it up to the right for a chance to win this pretty Pink Paislee Kit. All entries must be received by July 28th 11:59PM EST.

As you make your way along our hop you will find lots of Red, White & Blue inspiration to help inspire you for our challenge. But that's not all you will find...
On each S.W.A.T. Girl's Blog you will find a Clue Word. These words will be in bold print or in a picture, no worries they will make it clear what their word is.

Once you have gathered all the words you will have our Blog Hop Quote!

Which is great news because that's all you need to be entered to win a Webster's Warehouse Box!

Just send us the quote & your name  to: swatscrappygirl@gmail  and let us know you did in the Rafflecopter below :)

The winner of the hop will be randomly selected and will win a Fabulous!! Webster's Warehouse Box packed full of beautiful product from Webster's Pages!

Thank you so much Brandin you are so generous!!

****Exact embellishments may vary, picture for representation only.
You will not be disappointed :)
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Now remember the Fine Print!
  1. You MUST be a follower of each S.W.A.T Girl’s blog and leave a comment on each blog and;
  2. You MUST also be a follower of the S.W.A.T blog.
  3. You must email your quote answer to: swatscrappygirl@gmail by Monday July 1st at 11:59PM EST

It’s finally time to announce our new Team!  
Here is our New Team & Blog Hop Order



Make sure you visit the entire team!! Some ladies are hosting
additional blog challenges and offering their own extra prizes for you!

Thank you so much for hopping along with us!
We hop you  have fun!
Remember that you have until Monday July 1st at 11:59PM EST
to send your answer to:

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Special Ops: Organization

Earring Hanger
Today's post offers a trendy way to organize your earrings so they don't get tangled and damaged. It only requires a few items, and won't take up space on your counter or dresser top.
11x14inch wooden picture frame
5 yards each of 2 contrasting colors of twine
46 Screw Eyes
Step 1:Mark the inside of the frame at 1 inch intervals on all sides.
Step 2:Insert Screw Eyes at each mark.

Step 3:Tie twine to the first horizontal screw eye and then wrap the twine thru each screw eye from side to side horizontally, tie off at the end.
Step 4:Use the alternate color of twine. Tie the twine to the first vertical screw eye, wrap the twine from end to end through each screw eye vertically, tie off. Be sure to weave each row of vertical twine through the horizontal rows to make a grid.
This also make a fun way to display children's art work (just use clothes pins to attach) or hold recipe cards while cooking.
As always my blog, Scrappin Chaos, has details on products used.
Scrap On!

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Drill # 10 Hot Fun in the Summertime!

Drill #10
Hot Fun in the Summertime!

What do Lemonade, Sunscreen & Ice Cream equal? Yep that's right SUMMERTIME and it's in full swing! So that's the drill for this week! Show us your summertime! All things summer go, a family trip or tradition, a party or a day at the beach. Just show us the sunshine!

To get you motivated we have put together this fabulous prize pack!

The S.W.A.T Team has been beating the Heat to share some creativity with you! Let's look at what they have created this week!




So now it's your turn to beat the Heat and share your Summertime with us! Just link up your project to the right of this post before the 28th for your chance to win!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Make sure you stop in next Saturday to see what Charity has in store for you!

Monday, June 10, 2013

June's Featured S.W.A.T Girl!

Please join us in congratulating

June's S.W.A.T. Girl!!

I am ecstatic to be June's S.W.A.T. Girl!  I think the title sounds so cool!  I officially began blogging of February 2013 and I am finding it to be very inspiring.  I enjoy seeing all the creative work from fellow scrapbookers from around the world.  I have been scrapbooking in one form or another for 30 years.  (*gasp* - I can’t possibly be that old)  I must add though, I didn’t really dive into the creative side of scrapbooking until recently.  My creative style tends to be more clean and simple – though I honestly admire the layered and mixed media pages.  Before I became a stay-at-home mom, I had a marketing career with a variety positions including marketing director of a consulting firm, managing editor of an international research journal, and AVP of internal communications at a national bank.  I also served on the editorial staff of both my high school and college yearbooks.  At home, I am have been happily married to my husband for 20 years and we have two lovely and quite entertaining children.  We reside in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with our little dog, Max.  You can find my work at W2.


 We asked Wendy to share a few of her
favorite projects and here they are:
Make sure you stop by to see Wendy's Blog!

Thank you so much for stopping by today make sure you check in Saturday for our next drill, your sure to love it!


Saturday, June 8, 2013

June Basic Training

Welcome to June's Basic Training!
Fun with Stitching!
As a scrapbooker, have you ever noticed the cycle of "fads"?  Something will be really big, then fade out, then get really big again?  Funny how that happens.  Sometimes, we find ourselves so overwhelmed with the new "fads" that we forget to use some of our all time faves.  Today I am bringing back hand stitching!  I absolutely love stitching on a layout!  Either with the sewing machine or by hand.  I have never really stopped using stitching, but definitely don't do it as often as I used to.  It seems like we all get so busy and in a hurry to crank out a layout, we forget to stitch!  Today, I am going to give you some fun, easy ideas to "bring back" hand stitching to your layouts!
Supplies needed:
Piercing mat (optional)
Paper piercer
floss (color of your choice)
OK, Let's get started!!
Below you will see some samples of templates and tools available.  These are always super easy to pull out and use. 
If you don't have any templates, or you don't have the "right" one for your project, here are a couple of ideas to make your own. 

Freehand - You can draw, doodle or write and pierce holes in your own design.
Use a stamp of your choice.  When I am doing this, I usually use a watermark stamp pad, or try to coordinate ink color with the floss color you are going to use.  Simply stamp on your project and pierce right over stamped image. 
Use Chipboard of your choice -  Place the chipboard where you want it on your project, and carefully punch holes around it, while holding it in place.  In addition to shapes, you can also use letters. 
As you can see, you don't have to have a template to achieve the exact shape or design that you want. 
 That's  it!  Easy peasy, right?  Hand stitching on a layout, project or card is so pretty and can add such a cute touch.  The possibilities are endless!  I really hope that you will play along with this Basic Training.  Have fun with this and get creative!  We would love to see your newly created layout, card or project highlighting your stitching, so don't forget to upload your project!

Here is my newly created project with hand stitching:
 Have fun, and be creative!!

Please share your projects with us!

Just Link them up to your right.


Saturday, June 1, 2013

Drill # 9 Cool Colors

First, just a little bit of housekeeping...

Our main goal, here at S.W.A.T., has always been to motivate and celebrate creativity. Therefore, we are changing how we select our Featured S.W.A.T. Artist. Going forward, we will be selecting one participant from all S.W.A.T. entries for the month.

Drill # 9 Cool Colors

Summer has started and so has the Heat, so, here is a cool color combination challenge for you.

And, to get you motivated, we have this great prize pack up for grabs!

Now let's take a moment to see what the S.W.A.T Team has created to get your mojo flowing!

Now it's your turn! We can't wait to see what you create! Make sure you link up your project to the right of this blog post under Drill#9 by June 28th.