Saturday, December 27, 2014

Special Ops: Perpetual Calendar

2015 is upon us!
A new year means a new calendar.
If you are looking for a one of a kind calendar that you can put together quickly this project is for you.
First, put the kids to work!
Purchase an assortment of pre-cut cardstock shapes. These are by Craft Smith Co.
Assign months to each child. Let them decorate with their own personal style.
Assign numbers as well. You will need 0 through 3 and 0 through 9.
Punch holes in the shapes, stack months in order, feed onto clips.
Stack the numbers 0 through 3, feed onto a clip.
Stack the numbers 1 through 9, and 0 feed onto a clip.
Remove the glass from an 8x10 frame.
Wrap three strands of twine around the width of the frame.
Punch 2 circles of cardstock. Adhere to the back of the frame with all purpose glue so that the twine  will not slide on the frame.
Wrap three more strands of twine around the horizontal strands in the front then around the frame, tie in the back. These will stabilize the twine so that the months and numbers can hang securely.
 Cut a piece of cardstock to fit the frame.
Add a photo and embellish so that the design overflows onto the outer edges of the frame.
 Hook the clips over the twine in the front.
Change the numbers daily or set them to holidays and birthdays as a unique reminder.
Check my blog Scrappin' Chaos for a list of supplies.
Scrap On!

Sunday, December 21, 2014


Reminder... we have 3 Challenges going on right now :)

Drill # 45 White Winter Mood Board

December Daily Drawing

Christmas Card Contest

And just to inspire you the S.W.A.T. Ladies have a bit of inspiration to get you started.

Created this beautiful Handmade Christmas Card, 
which is one of her favorite holiday traditions.

Created a super sweet Layout focusing on one of her favorite December traditions.

Now it's your turn, just link up your project by January 2, 2015 for your chance to win! 

Remember to come join us on our Facebook Page!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

December Basic Training-Framed Stamping

Where has this year gone??!  Can you believe it is time for our last Basic Training of 2014?   Since Christmas is right around the corner I am going to share a new technique I learned on a Christmas card.  Over at Viva Las VegaStamps! DT member Hermine is one of my stamping idols and she shared a technique with overlapped circles framing some awesome is my take on it that technique.

You will need a piece of cardstock with 2 different size circles (different but close), ink, stamp, pen, stencil and a bit of washi tape.

I started with the larger circle.

Traced the circle.

Then used the smaller circle, offsetting and traced.  I did this a couple of times.

Then I aligned my circle to use as a mask.

Taped it with the washi and stamped the image in the circle.  I used a Viva Las VegaStamps! Santa Smoking.

I used black ink because i planned on watercoloring the image.

I used my favorite Um Wow Studio mask, star confetti, and stenciled some of the tiny stars where the lines overlapped.

I absolutely love this technique!!!  There are just so many possibilities...

All Authentique paper, Bo Bunny doily, May Arts silk ribbon, Distress Markers, Um Wow Studio star confetti and flair from the Be Merry set.

Thank you SO much for sharing a part of your day with us at this busy time of year!  I hope you are inspired to try this fun technique AND have a MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Extra Winter FUN!!

Hello All!

I hope that you are having a wonderful December!

Like so many crafty people out there I LOVE the idea of December Daily Albums and Handmade Christmas Cards.... But I need a push, you know juts a bit of motivation! So here you go just a little extra Christmas Cheer here at S.W.A.T! 

This month we have two extra challenges for you to link up with! 

December Daily Drawing 
Christmas Card Contest

 Just a few details to play along:

  1. Link your December Daily Page or Cover here at S.W.A.T with a link back to your site, by the end of the year.
  2. Anyone can enter even the S.W.A.T Team! 
  3. You can enter up to three times but you can only win once.
  4. S.W.A.T. Prize will be drawn at random. Additional prizes may be sent depending on participation.  
  5. It must be this years December Daily, No past albums please.
  6. Have fun & Make lots of memories!
***We are only able to ship to the US & Canada

Thank you so much for stopping in today!! 

WE can't wait to see what you create!! Make sure you link up soon and often!!

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Drill #45 White Winter Mood Board

Drill #45
White Winter Mood Board

The rules are simple just create a project inspired by our mood board. Feel free to interpret the mood board in any way you like, using one image, several of them, all of them or even just one aspect of an image, using ANY Products & Colors you like. 

This month we Have an amazing sponsor! And one lucky winner will win this a Fabulous Prize Pack!

***International Winners will receive $20 Gift card to 
Blue Moon Scrapbooking due to shipping costs.


Before you start creating here are some beautiful projects the S.W.A.T. TEAM has created for your inspiration!




* Full Layout will be posted right after my Ustream 
 Wed December 17th at 8:30 PM EST.
Join me for some messy Fun!! Over at Art Anthology!

Now it's your turn, just link up your project by January 2, 2015 for your chance to win our Prize Pack!! 

Thank you so much for stopping by today Make sure you stop in Monday for more December Fun!

Remember to come join us on our Facebook Page!

Friday, December 5, 2014

Winner Time :)

It's that time again!!   We have a winner to share...

For November we had two Drills that were combined for a chance to win a $20.00 gift certificate to the My Scraps & More.  This month our sponsor was Stacks of Scraps.  We greatly appreciate our 

But before we announce the we wanted to say THANK YOU all so much for playing along this month! All of your projects were beautiful and we are truly thankful that you shared your ART with us!!

Now...our winner was randomly selected from all of the entries....drumroll please........ 

#3 Ramya

Please contact us by e-mailimng: with your name and email by December 20th to claim your prize. 

Stop back in soon Decembers's drills will be up soon!