Hump Day- Love

 Hi! Venetia here to share some Wednesday love! I wanted to make a canvas to decorate the kitchen, and take a new spin on the Est. YYYY plaques that are popular right now.

This is a simple project to recreate. The background is a single 12x12 patterned paper, and the letters are cut from a "Little Black Dress" from Basic Grey. Any collection kit would work; I wanted a neutral feel. I decoupaged everything to a canvas.

For your Wednesday, I challenge you to share something you love on the SWAT Facebook page! Instead of Oprah being the only one sharing her favorite things, put your two cents in!

Happy Wednesday, you're almost to the weekend (and a short week for our US friends!)





SWAT Drill 20

It is time for another SWAT Drill! This time, we have a sketch with a twist, feathers!

For my project, I chose a picture from my daughters' end of year celebration at school. They did a world traveler theme with Australia, France, and Rio! We got to pet a wallaby, play with French fashions, and make Carnivale masks!

Of course, my youngest had to have the pinkest, featheriest mask of them all. For this layout, I wanted to mirror her love of the feathers. I hand-made the title, pink princess, which is my daughter's self-proclaimed title.

The sketch was perfect for this project. As always, we want to see your take on the challenge. Make a project using the sketch and feathers, and link up to us at SWAT!

So shake your tailfeather, and share to enter to win the BoBunny prize this month.


SWAT- Drill 19

It is time for another SWAT drill! For drill #19, we are going to gobble till we wobble! Share a layout with a favorite recipe, or a food picture.

For my take, I shared my recipe for a great date night and a few beverages at the local Tiki bar.

To follow my recipe, find some good friends. I love adding adult time to date nights, so the conversation doesn't fall just to the kids! Of course, if you have children, a sitter is also a necessary ingredient. We also add a taxi or designated driver to our mix if we add my favorite ingredient, Handcrafted drinks.

Locally, we have several small distilleries, and many local spots that have turned away from commercial mixes and are creating mixed drinks from real ingredients. I love real juice and infused spirits. The craftsmanship in these drinks is incredible, and I adore the creations the local bartenders are creating.

To create this layout, I hand wrote the recipe card, and I kept my paper selections neutral to match the feel of the Instagram photos. I added a pop of color by pulling from the pink in the embellishments, and added a little sparkle with sequins.

Of course, all of us at SWAT want to see your creations! Share by linking to SWAT a creation with a recipe, or pictures of some of your favorite meals, and you are entered to win our prize for the month. I am excited to see what you create, and I hope to find some new favorites!