Saturday, June 29, 2013

New S.W.A.T. Design Team Blog Hop

Welcome to the first S.W.A.T Design Team Blog Hop! Today S.W.A.T is welcoming their new team and I am honored to announce that I am a NEW member!!  We are celebrating with a Red, White and Blue Blog Hop and Challenge.

Here in the USA its almost the 4th of July so everywhere you look you will find Red, White and Blue!  So that’s the challenge we have for you!   Create something using the colors Red, White and Blue and link it up over at S.W.A.T for chance to win a pretty Pink Paislee prize pack. All entries must be received by July 28th 11:59PM EST.

In addition to this months challenge there is an AMAZING blog hop prize up for grabs.  Get all the Rafflecopter details over at S.W.A.T. but I will say the prize is from Websters Pages and you can't get it anywhere else because it is sold out... ;)

You should have gotten here from Lisa Peeples blog but if you were just stopping by and want to start from the beginning head over to Alison's blog.
 For our hop and this challenge I did a layout using the red, white and blue color combination.

 Red white and blue
MME American Made, May Arts silk and jute, Um Wow Studio layered chip board stars and star confetti, Piccolo enamels, Gauche Alchemy punchinella, buttons, gems and molding paste. Close 0 Close 2

As you make your way along our hop each S.W.A.T Girl will have a Red, White and Blue inspiration to share with you. You will also find clue words on each of the S.W.A.T Girl’s blogs. These words will be highlighted and will be found somewhere in their blog post. Once you have gathered all the words, they will form our Hop Quote. Tell us that quote by emailing S.W.A.T your name and answer. The winner of the hop will be randomly selected and will win a pack of goodies from S.WA.T.

Quote word: UP
The Rules are:
1. You MUST be a follower of each S.W.A.T Girl’s blog and leave a comment on each blog
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 am going to give away a little prize here on my blog too!!  Leave me a comment and I will draw a random winner July 30th and if you link up a challenge entry over at S.W.A.T. you will get an additional entry.  Here is what you could win:

Thanks so much for hopping with us today!!  Next up is Nicole, HAPPY HOPPING!!

And just in case you get lost…here is a complete list of all the members of the S.W.A.T. design team who are inspiring you!!

Alison Day -
Becci Manies-
Bev -
Claude Campeau -
Deborah Johnson -
Doris Widder -
Lisa Peeples-
YOU ARE HERE**Michele Kosciolek
Nicole Laha-
Nicolle Kramer-
Venetia Holbrook
Lanette Erickson-  

Thanks so much for hopping with us!!


  1. wow, Michele---That's a gorgeous layout!! congrats on being on the design team!

  2. Love this Patriotic page. the black and white photos look wonderful with all the red, white and blue details.

  3. Super layout...lovely photos!!

  4. What a fun layout! Love the techniques used on the background. Happy to be on the team with you!!xoxox

  5. Congrats!!! Love your page! Beautful banner and fan fold flowers!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

  6. Beautiful page,love the chippy pieces!

  7. Beautiful page! I love how you did your pretty banner! I'm a new follower- thanks for the chance!

  8. I am a new follower. Wonderful background on the layout!!

  9. Great masking with the red and blue, lovely page!

  10. Great page, love the banners! I'm your new follower.

  11. Love all the elements of your page!!

  12. Oh Michele! This is just so beautiful!!! Love everything about it! The banner with the rosettes is just pure perfection!

  13. Michele, this is gorgeous! Love the stars, pennants and rosettes!

  14. Your layout is full of so much fun. It just makes me happy to look at it!!! Happy to be a new follower!!!

  15. What an amazing page! Love the way you did your banner! And the modeling paste is beautifully done as well! i am a new follower and I am loving what I am seeing!

  16. I love this layout! The papers, the design-great job!

  17. Absolutely LOVE this the design and all the awesome embellishment!

  18. Love love! The banner is totes awesome - pics awesome! Hey, I love it!!

  19. Michele - congrats on the DT. You will rock this I'm sure!!! Love your layout of your precious "little" ones. They are just so sweet - love the layout. Love the banners!!


    Terri S.

  20. Michele - First, CONGRATS!! on making the new DT! You are so awesome and I can't wait to see what else you have in store for us.

    With that being said . . . WOW, just WOW! I love your LO! Love the red, white & blue and all the different elements . . . all of it works GREAT with the black/white photos. Thanks so much for being such an inspiration to me and to so many others!!!

  21. This is so incredibly soft and lovely! I'm so excited to be a part of SWAT with you!

  22. That banner is so adorable! Love this layout. So glad to be on the SWAT team with you :)

  23. Totally beautiful LO. Love the design. Awesome work! Thanks for joining us at Scrap It Girl.

  24. You know I love this Michele! Beautiful LO! Thanks for linking up over at Scrap It Girl this month, too!

  25. I love this layout so much. Thank you for linking it up to the current issue at Paper Issues. It will be featured on the Paper Issues blog on Thursday evening. :)

  26. super flippin cute.. love this.. thanks for joining Scrap It Girl's July challenge!