S.W.A.T. Red White and Blue Blog Hop

Welcome to the first
S.W.A.T Design Team Blog Hop!

Today S.W.A.T is welcoming the new design team with a Blog Hop & Challenge. I’m so excited to finally be able to announce that I’m now a part of this talented group of ladies and look forward to sharing projects and new techniques with you! 😀 If you are not joining us from the S.W.A.T. blog, please CLICK HERE to begin the hop.

For our first challenge we were given this color palette:

Here’s my example for the challenge:

Materials:

Little Yellow Bicycle Saturdays papers, stickers, chipboard, overlay, pins, tickets
Webster’s Pages trims (Yacht Club, All About Me and Spring Market)
Prima masks
Modeling paste
Golden course pumice gel
Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magicals
Distress Ink

So now its up to you to create something using the colors Red White & Blue and link it up at S.W.A.T for a chance to win this pretty, Pink Paislee prize pack.

All entries must be received by July 28th 11:59PM EST

My CLUE WORD is: FIREWORKS

Now remember the rules for playing! You MUST be a follower of each S.W.A.T Girl’s blog and leave a comment on each blog
You MUST also be a follower of the S.W.A.T blog.
You must email your quote answer to: swatscrappygirl@gmail by Monday July 1st at 11:59PM EST for a chance to win one of the highly coveted, completely sold out, warehouse box kits by Webster’s Pages, which was generously donated to S.W.A.T for our hop by Brandin O’neill (I just adore this woman!).

This kit has a retail value of $131 and is filled with 25 sheets of their fabulous papers (there’s even 6 sheets of their mid-season release, Citrus Squeeze), 2 book markers, 14 sparklers and/or whimsies, fabric tickets, quick picks, 3 sheets of stickers, a 6×6 perfect motif paper pad, pin block w/pins, a flower pack, 3 journaling card sets, 4 trim packs (which includes new releases!!!), 4 of their new washi tapes, and 12 new release mini bags from New Beginnings and Modern Romance! You can read more about this amazing kit here on their website: Warehouse Box Kit

***Added BONUS challenge from me:****

If you incorporate any type of masking or stenciling on your project, leave a comment on this post on my blog with a link to your project. One randomly chosen winner will receive this fun prize pack full of Creative Imaginations Studio Basics 101 summery goodies from me personally:

This kit includes 12 papers (2 each of 6 designs). 4 of the designs are single sided because they are glittered specialty papers. 2 of the designs are double sided papers. Also included: 12×12 sticker sheet, 5×12 sticker sheet, epoxy stickers and 1 packet of 69 diecuts. For your chance to win this great kit, don’t forget to complete the red, white and blue challenge and link it to the sidebar on the SWAT site by July 28th 11:59 pm EST, incorporate some type of masking or stenciling (store bought or homemade/improvised stenciling accepted) on you project. Then post a link to your project in the comments here! 😀

Now head on over to ***LISA’S BLOG*** and check out what she has in store for you! And just incase you get lost here is the lineup.

Alison Day

Becci Manies

Bev

Claude Campeau

Deborah Johnson

***you are here —> Doris Widder <— you are here***

Lisa Peeples

Michele Kosciolek

Nicole Laha

Nicolle Kramer

Venetia Holbrook

Lanette Erickson

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Alphabet Love – MME June sketch entry

It’s been quite a while since I played along with the fabulous challenges over on the My Mind’s Eye blog and when I saw this month’s sketch, I couldn’t resist. I had these pics of Christian I’ve been wanting to scrap and knew the MME sketch would be perfect for them!

Christian has been obsessed with the letters of the alphabet since shortly after his first birthday. Singing the alphabet, playing with foam letter shaped pieces, watching The Letter Factory by leapfrog and signing the letters with his tiny hands. He loved and still loves anything to do with letters. These pics were taken when he was 1 year and 4 months old, happily munching on Cheerios while he played with an alphabet toy. 😀

Here’s what I came up with for the MME challenge:

This is the fantastic sketch I worked with:

Materials:

MME Follow Your Heart “Be Amazing” papers, layered stickers, decorative buttons, paper clip and brads
MME Lost and Found II brad
Tim Holtz tissue tape
Webster’s Pages storyteller alphas
Faber Castell Pitt Artist Pen Big Brush
acrylic paint

Adhesives:

Scotch ATG

Helmar 450 quick dry

TFL! If you’d like to play along with the MME challenges or check out the other entries, CLICK HERE!

Big Bro – layout for Paper Stories June sketch

So I’ve been trying out new things again and this time the Paper Stories June Sketch (created by Pagedrafts) inspired me to create a different kind of mixed media background for this page. The 2 photos I selected have a crisp image of Christian lounging in his ride-on car while Alex, who is pulling it with a string, and everything else around him is a blur. That inspired me to create a blurry, painted background. To achieve this affect, I used a Gelli Arts Gel Printing Plate and used the 3rd print on a sheet of textured white cardstock. Here’s what I came up with:

This is the awesome sketch I worked with to create it:

Materials:

American Crafts white cardstock
Webster’s Pages Sweet Notes paper
WP Palm Beach paper
WP Citrus Squeeze papers
Acrylic paint
Unity Stamps
Freckled Fawn wood hearts
Freckled Fawn star and arrow clips
Prima wood gears
Dusty Attic chipboard title
Tim Holtz washi tape
Darice washi tape

Adhesives:

Scotch ATG
Helmar 450 Quick Dry

TFL! If you’d like to check out the challenges or other entries at Paper Stories, CLICK HERE.

Buried Treasure – Layout for Dusty Attic’s June Challenge

Though I’ve known for quite some time that Dusty Attic runs monthly challenges, this is my first time playing along there.

We recently went on our first family vacation…it was a weekend at the beach at the end of March. Most of the kids had never been to the beach before and we all had a great time. 😀 Christian was in heaven…though we went at a less than ideal time of year to enter the water, he kept trying to run right in…shoes and all! 😀 For my take on the June sketch, I went with pics of him after he’d buried himself in the sand.

The June sketch at Dusty Attic:

Materials:

Webster’s Pages papers (Sunday Picnic, Spring Market, Everyday Poetry)
WP trim (Spring Market)
WP Fabric ribbon (Palm Beach)
WP script alphas (In Love)
WP sparkler
WP charm
WP sticker
WPJournaling card (Palm Beach)
WP Silhouette
WP Petite Roses
WP Dazzle Me Gems
mini alpha stickers from my stash
Dusty Attic chipboard frame
DA chipboard title piece
DA flowers
May Arts vine trim
Distress inks and stains

Adhesives:

Scotch ATG
Helmar 450 Quick Dry
Helmar zapdots (foam dots)
Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots

TFL! If you’d like to check out the Dusty Attic challenge or gallery, CLICK HERE!

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