S.W.A.T Design Team 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 our new team with a Blog Hop & Challenge!

Hi! I'm Venetia, and I make stuff. I am so excited to be a part of S.W.A.T. I love creating, and I am so glad to be a part of a group of crafty peers to play. I want to inspire, and be inspired, and S.W.A.T. is a great way to have the best of both worlds. If you don't know me, I live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with my little blended family, and enjoy scrapping, art journaling, and general creating. I can't wait to get to know you, and see YOUR creations!
For our first challenge we were given this color palette:  

Here is what I did for my first S.W.A.T Challenge:

These sweet little flowers started out as turquoise, which definitely did not fit the red, white and blue challenge, so I used an ink pad to dye them a patriotic blue, and then used simmer spray to give them just a little more depth. I loved how the color turned out, and played against the denim colored background, which of course, is my idea of blue! I am absolutely a jeans and t-shirt kind of gal, and if I had to pick a favorite blue, it would be deep denim. I also inked and shimmered the stars, and used my white Signo to add some extra white elements to the layout.

The flower punch really added the right finishing touch to this layout, especially after I mirrored the design of the thickers on the punch. Luckily, my oldest daughter's first baseball game was the perfect story for this layout, and I had a lovely picture of her at the game enjoying treats.

I don't want to keep you too long, so let's get down to business! How can you play along?

It is 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 a pretty prize pack. All entries must be received by July 28th 11:59PM EST.
And isn't the Webster's Pages box incredible! Wow.

My word is:

That's right friends, SKY.

Don't forget the rules for playing!
  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
I adore sharing, so I have a prize pack for one of my followers as well, including some mini washi and a 6x6 pad. To enter, just follow my blog. Easy, yes?

Now head on over to Lanette's blog and check out what she has in store for you! And just incase you get lost here is the lineup.
Thanks for hopping with us I hope you have FUN!!


  1. Venetia!! great LO! Looking forward to a great term at SWAT!!

  2. Fabulous! Exciting to be on the team with you! xoxox

  3. Congrats Venetia!!! Great layout! I am a new follower!

  4. Wonderful page...the flowers are gorgeous! I'm a new follower!

  5. Awesome page! Love the flowers and punched border! Thrilled to be on the SWAT team with you!

  6. What a great page! I like how you changed your floral colors! I'm a new follower!

  7. Love this and love how you colored the flower. I am a new follower.

  8. I am a new follower! Great layout!

  9. Wonderful LO! Never thought to change a turquoise flower into a navy blue one!

  10. I love how you transformed those flowers, great page!

  11. ADORABLE layout love it. Thanks for sharing. Great tip for dying the flowers to match. Thanks, Terri

  12. Cute LO! Love it . . . thanks for sharing! Can't wait to see what you have in store for us this next 6 months! Thanks again!!!

  13. Cute layout !!! Glad to be on the DT with you - very creative!!!

  14. What a cute way to share your key word! Love this layout. So happy to be on SWAT with you!

  15. Glad you changed the color of the flowers. The dark blue is beautiful. Also love the flower punch border that you added to the page.