Saturday, June 29, 2013


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 thier 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 huge Webster's Warehouse Box (which is now sold out!)  packed full of beautiful fun from Webster's Pages!
****Exact embellishments may vary, picture for representation only.

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


Please make sure you visit the entire team today as some members are hosting additional blog challenges during the hop and offering their own extra goodies for you.
Thank you so much for hopping along with us, I hope you have fun! Remember that you have until Monday July 1st at 11:59PM EST to send your answer to:


We are all using Red, White and Blue.. OK I cheated a bit
and it's slightly creamy but love the combo and look from this
Bo Bunny collection.

In the close ups you can see some of the clustered sections, 
the fun fussy cut banner, the metal accent, the rub on stars and the 
traced arrows.

The fussy cut banner is clustered here with the fabulous 
chipboard accent  and I added the twine wrapped around the photo.

In this section are some cute brads, some border cut to make a corner
and the lower star strip is cut of the accent paper sheet.
Be sure to check out the other amazing creations that the 
DT has to share over at SWAT



The Robins Nest and great news

I am super excited to share that I have made The Robin's Nest Design Team.
I have been using their dew drops for years now as amazing accents
on water pages, hockey pages, winter snowflake pages and in a cluster of bling,
buttons and even twine where they were perfect. 
They also made great accents on cards and even made great clusters in the centre of flowers.
I am excited to get this opportunity to be introduced to many other 
more of their products and will be  able to share with you. 
Watch for my upcoming Posts using this product.

Below are some of my projects that I used The Robin's Nest Product.


Friday, June 28, 2013

Just a Note to say Thanks

DSCF2175 today with a  Just Imagine Crafts. post.I thought it would be fun to make a card
for a friend just to say thanks.
I used used a fun floral paper as background and then made the accent to
detail a flower from matching scraps of paper and mix of monochromatic colours.
Punching small strips of punched edges using Kreaxions Punch #310 and layering
them into a round circular shape of a flower.
JI Kreax 310

Then using the Kreaxions circle cutter did the centre core in 3 layers and added
the Robin's Nest dew drops to accent the flower.

Circle cutter1

This is the best circle cutter ever.. be sure to check it out.
I also added a fun twine trail and a sentiment and border trim using SRM Stickers.
Thanks for stopping by today.. and enjoy your weekend.


Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Practical Scrappers hosts Frugal Finds using STRAWS

Practical Scrappers and  Frugal Finds is using STRAWS today.
I created a layout using straws as an accents.

Supply List:
Paper and stickers: Momenta
Cardstock: stash
Other: brads, paint, twine, straws

In the 2 close ups you see the upper corner with an attempt at a sunburst
in fun pastel straws and below is a straw frame around the photo. 

Be sure to stop by Practical Scrappers and see what the rest of the DT
has created and wants to share with you using STRAWS.


Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The Scrapping Turtle's forum the Turtle Soup is coming alive with excitement

Can you tell how excited we all are! Join us in the celebrations July 1st. Above is our sneak peaks for Monday... we all have something to share with you and we plan to celebrate also with some games and prizes too.

Re introduce yourselves and make sure you share something about yourself so we get to know you.

Check out our bios so you get to know us a bit too.

Welcome back to those that were here before and welcome to the newbies that venture our way.



Saturday, June 22, 2013

Let's Capture our Memories

This week at Let's Capture our Memories and using the sketch below I made the above card.
I used Cosmo Cricket and SRM Sticker Sentiment.
Lots of fun layers and shapes with fun colour and added brads.

Up close you can see the SRM Sentiment and the too cute copic 
coloured image (sorry not sure who's it is anymore?)

Friday, June 21, 2013

Mini Album and Kreaxions Punching

Just imagien

Hi coming to you from Just Imagine Crafts.. 
the best circle cutter ever and amazing punches.
Using Kreaxions Punch #309 to make this fabulous back page of my mini album.
I wanted something special and fabulous because it will sit on a stand in the living room.

In the close up you can see the many layers both punched, matted and layered
again. The thin black line is perfect to make the soft yellows pop and 
look at the matted flowers.
In the centre I used 2 SRM stickers to touch it off.
The paper is Pink Paislee.
When making this I used the stencil A for punch placement
around the circles and the Kreaxions Circle Cutter.


Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Practical Scrappers - July feature with ME - Twine and Homemade Flowers

Hi Bev here today at Practical Scrappers. I am excited to do my 1st feature
 to share with you. Over time I have learned to make many 
flowers to add to my pages and here is just another one but
with so much twine available today here is my florals with added twine.

The above photo shows on the left the twine florals  that I purchased 
and on the right are the florals I made that were inspired by the others.
All different sizes and layers.... added twine and some buttons.
Twine on the bottom, middle, on top or through the buttons.. 
so many amazing options. 
Supply list:
Paper & accents: Momenta PA 2382, ST 4741, ST 4751
Bling: Prima
Title Stickers: Carta Bella
Other: twine, paint, washi tape, buttons, ink

I took it one further on this layout with more integrate punched bases, fun
 twine around and through along with the centre french knots on one.
They made a great cluster here with added buttons and bling.

This piece was much larger with single base and twine
 and put a metal button on the centre.

On this section is a circle cut with a large centre circle cut out so I
 could wind the twine around and around until it filled the full circle.

And this section I am sharing to show the twine flight path and the twine bow 
that was tied around the matted piece behind my photo.

Thanks for joining me today and hope you'll try this method 
of making your  own twine florals. So easy and it allows 
you to match to your paper collection.


Monday, June 17, 2013

Let's Get Sketchy

What a great sketch by Brenshevia.. and the Carta Bella Collection made it
fall together. I substituted the extra photos with fun accents.

Lots of fun layers, twine tied corner, mated Title and some brads and 
a touch of stitching are great accents to compliment each other.

In this close up it shows the stitching, the journaling strips 
and a closer view of the details on tag section.
Be sure to stop over at Let's Get Sketchy and view
the amazing work of the other DT.


Saturday, June 15, 2013

SWAT #10 Summer Fun

SWAT #10 celebrates Summer Fun.
I used Cosmo Cricket collection to make fun layers and fun bright colour... the 
yellow background is perfect for sun and summer.
This page is of my GD's first trip on vacation with her Grand parents to North Bay.

Fun circles, great stitching, Robin's Nest dew drops on border, twine wrapped
 around photo and cute summer stickers.

This close up has fun scallop matted circular photo, more stitching, more circles and cute stickers.

This close up shows that the title is a mix of stickers and clear tape words, has a run of
brads and the cute turtle partial border.
Be sure to stop over to SWAT and see what the rest of the DT have to share.