Thursday, January 31, 2013

And last here is a bit about me!

Commandant / Owner
I created SWAT to inspire and motivate you, My hope is that you will have fun and push yourself to try something new! My job here at SWAT is to create unique challenges to push you out of your comfort zone, by finding the best of the best to inspire you.
A bit about me, I live in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan, with my husband and two beautiful daughters. I am a craftalcoholic, I love all crafts but my obsession is scrapbooking it has become my creative outlet and I am so grateful for it. I’ve been scrapping about eight years. I have been told my style is Romantic and Clean& Simple, but I try not to be boxed in by my style love to try new products, techniques and I’m always ready for a new challenge.

You can see more of my projects on my blog: Stack's of Scraps

Make sure you stop in Saturday for Our First Drill!


Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Meet Charity!


Special OPS Trainer
I am a mother of three, college student, and incessant scrapbooker. I began scrapbooking photos in 2007 but have been papercrafting ever since I could manipulate scissors. My favorite technique is fussy cutting and I revel in combining colors and textures. I enjoy following sketches and discovering new ways to use common scrapping items. I alternate between a shabby chic style when I am scrapping my girls' photos and a tailored layering style when I am scrapping my son's photos. My favorite manufacturers are Webster's Pages, My Mind's Eye, and DCWV; and I would be completely lost without my scissors, sewing machine, and paper piercer!
Here are 3 of Charity's favorite Projects, You can see why we are lucky to have her leading our team. 
You can see more of Charity's beautiful work on her blog:

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Meet Melinda!

Hi! My name is Melinda. I live in Oklahoma with my very scrap supportive husband of almost 19 years. We have two children, Aubrey and Levi, who inspire me to create each and every day. I have been a "serious" scrapbooking addict for about 10 years, but have dabbled in arts and crafts my whole life. It's been fun to be on this ever changing journey of scrapbooking. I love to try new items and products, and I love to learn new techniques! Besides layouts, I love to make mini albums and cards. I am so excited to be a part of this team!

Here are 3 of Melinda's favorite Projects, You can see why we are lucky to have her training our team.

You can see more of Melinda's beautiful work on her blog:

Monday, January 28, 2013

Meet Nicole!

I'm a single gal living in Green Bay, Wisconsin. I'm anything but a morning person; therefore, you'll find me crafting late at night with coffee in hand. I fell in love with card making and scrapbooking about 3 years ago after taking a job designing for a paper arts store. Beyond paper, I love to paint, draw, and sew. I call myself an arts and crafts floozy. I'm so excited to be a part of this new team!
Here are three of Nicole's Favorite Projects... Now you can see how lucky we are to have her on our team!

You can see more of Nicole's beautiful work on her blog:

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Meet Janice!


Hi, my name is Janice. I currently live in central Texas. I have 2 wonderful kids, Jazlyn (8) and Cannon(4). I have been married to the Love of my life, Ryan, for 14 years. I am a stay at home mom, and love to craft and create new things. love sharing my passion with others, when I am able. The best thing about crafting other then the bright cheery colors, are the laughs and smiles I get when I create with my kids. I am so thrilled and excited to be a part of the S.W.A.T Team
Here are three of Janice’s favorite projects. Now you can see how lucky we are to have her on our team!


You can see more of Janice’s Beautiful work on her blog:

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Meet Jenessa!

Hi! I'm Jenessa, and I live in Southern California with my husband NoĆ©, our son Santiago and our daughter Paolina. I first discovered scrapbooking in high school, and I made my first album using construction paper and rubber cement…an archival disaster! Fast forward to the present and I've become seriously passionate about this constantly evolving art. My passion has also crossed over into cardmaking and altered art. Having always endeavored in arts & crafts such as drawing, painting and cross-stitching, paper crafting has been such a natural progression for me. My husband has been incredibly supportive of my hobby obsession, by allowing me to use an entire room of our house as my own personal studio and hanging out with the kids when I need some creative therapy.

Here is three of Jenessa's Favorite Projects...See how lucky we are to have her on our team!


You can see more or Jenessa's beautiful work on her blog:

Friday, January 25, 2013

Meet Michele!

I’m Michele and I live in Utah with my husband and 2-year old daughter. I started scrapping the way many of us do, looking at my daughter’s photos and trying to figure out what to do with all of them. I initially thought I’d just make a first year scrapbook as a sort of baby book, but once I gave scrapbooking a try, I was hooked! I also love card making and stamping. You can find me at my desk crafting almost every night after I finish up my day job. I get tons of inspiration by participating in blog challenges, so I truly hope I can inspire you as part of the S.W.A.T. team!

Here are three of Michele's Favorite Projects...Now you can see how lucky we are to have her on our team!

You can see more of Michele's beautiful work on her blog:

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Meet Lisa!

Hi! I am so excited to be joining the S.W.A.T. team. I have been married to my darling husband ( he''ll love being called that!) for almost 20 years and have two boys. Nathan is 15 and started high school this year. Chris is 13 and is in junior high. They are incredible kids. I have been lucky enough to be a stay at home mom since they were born and love that I can still do that at this busy stage of their lives. I started scrapbooking shortly after my oldest was born. My style has definitely evolved from there. I would classify myself as having mostly a clean style though I love to add embellishments and try new techniques.

Here are three of Lisa's Favorite Projects... Now you can see how lucky we are to have her on our team!

You can see more of Lisa’s beautiful work on her blog:


Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Meet Alison!


Hi, my name is Alison Day and I am super excited to be a part of this new challenge blog. I am a wife (ten years now!) and mother of 3 little girls aged 8, 6 and 3. They are my usual targets subjects for my layouts. Right now they love seeing themselves on the page and on my blog but I know that may change as they get older so I'm trying to take full advantage of it while I can. I absolutely love to be creative! Finding scrapbooking 4 years ago has opened up my world in so many wonderful ways. I mainly have a clean and simple style but I love to experiment so you may see some messier, grungier and more distressed looks from me every now and then.
Here is three of Alison's Favorite Projects...See how lucky we are to have her on our team!
You can see more of Alison's beautiful work on her blog:

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Meet Becci !

I started crafts as a child, and specifically Scrapbooking after my first daughter was born, almost 6 years ago. I had so many photos and I wanted to do something with them. I had no idea how involved I would become in paper crafts. I do many types of crafts but paper crafts I do most often - I make many cards each month for friends and family birthdays.
My favorite type of projects are gift projects - from cards to altered projects. I am a huge fan of October Afternoon, they're my favorite manufacturer.
Here are a few of  Becci's
Favorite projects, you can see why we are happy to have her on the team.
You can see more of Becci's Beautiful work on her Blog:

Monday, January 21, 2013

Meet Bev!

I was new to online scrapping starting in Apr 2009. There are so many sites. My name is Bev Code and I have been scrapping about 4+ years. I am a wife, mother and gramma that loves being retired and now have time to scrap to my heart's content. My projects range from layouts, cards, altered projects, mini albums and I love to share new tips and techniques as I learn them. I live in Conestogo, Ontario and spend some time in Florida where I take my scrapping with me for the extended time. I am thrilled to be joining this fabulous site and being inspired by you also.

Here are just a few of Bev's favorite Layouts, You can see why we are so thankful for her to be part of our team!


You can find more of Bev's beautiful work on her blog:

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Coming Soon!
A Fabulous New Scrapbooking Challenge Blog!
We will here to challenge you with unique new challenges every
1st & 3rd Saturday!
You can expect anything from a sketch to a theme and
everything in between.
 As if that’s not enough we will have a
Basic Training & Special Ops Training for you every month.
We will be featuring one of our S.W.A.T Ladies every day until we open Saturday February, 2, 2012.
Make sure you stop by each day! These ladies have some wonderful projects they want to share with you!