Saturday, June 29, 2013

Hopping Again and a Giveaway

Good morning! It's time for my second hop of the weekend. Hope you have a cup of coffee in hand and are ready for some LIGHT (hint) reading. We have some fantastic inspiration for you and a prize that makes me wish I could play along!

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. (see my hint above!)

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! ($131 value!)
****Exact embellishments may vary, picture for representation only.

Now for 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.

Here is my red, white and blue project. You can see I went with the traditional colors, stars and stripes that make any layout truly American but I put a little twist in it by using family photos and some journaling about our family rather than any of the holidays or things you would generally gravitate towards these colors with.  I love that I finally got to use some of the Little Yellow Bicycle burlap star embellishments that I've had sitting in my stash and I love the look of the washi and ribbons that I used as well. 

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: 

Please check out my hop with Practical Scrappers that is going on here this weekend. To celebrate a weekend of hops I will combine comments that I receive from both of my hop posts and pick a winner next week who will receive a 6x6 paper pad and some fun scrappy embellishments. If you comment of both you will have two chances. Yeah!

Also, don't forget to sign up to follow my blog with the bloglovin button on the left hand side of my blog. Google Reader is almost gone so if you already follow me  you will need to switch your options in order to keep getting my posts. If you want to follow by email or network blogs those options are available as well. If you are a new reader welcome! 

Have a fantastic weekend!


  1. Lisa, I am super excited to be on the SWAT team with you!! Such a cute LO!!

  2. What sweet pics and layout! I am excited to be on the team with you!! xoxox

  3. Lovely layout! I am a new follower!

  4. Beautiful page! Love the cluster at the bottom! Thrilled to be on the SWAT team with you!

  5. Stunning layout Lisa! I love how you used the washi and used b/w photos! I'm a new follower!

  6. I am a new follower. Super cute layout!

  7. What sweet family photos for this layout! Thanks for the hop inspiration!

  8. Sweet family photos, I am a new follower!

  9. I really like the black and white photos with the red, white, and blue! So fun! What a great page! I am also a new follower to your blog. :)

  10. Awesome layout love the black/white photos to contrast w/ the layout. Love the fun little extra details. Thanks, Terri

    terri_ski at yahoo dot com

  11. Great LO!!! Love the black/white photos with the color scheme . . . it is a nice contrast. Thanks for sharing!

  12. Love your layout! Really loving all the red, white and blue!

  13. I love the black and white photos with this color scheme! Such a fun, classic page! Great use of the embellishments and layering.

  14. Very cute layout and I <3 that you used b&w photos!!!

  15. You did such a lovely job, and I adore the sentiment. I'm glad to be a part of SWAT with you.

  16. Love the combination of paper and washi around the layout. So happy to be on the SWAT team with you!


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