SWAT Drill #13 – Trendy Triangles

Wow! Is it already Saturday?! Where did this week go? And while we’re on the subject of time flying, it’s August. August?! That signifies that summer (at least around here) is half over. School is a mere month away.

Oh, sorry, had to do my happy dance there!!

I love my kids. Deeply. But they are driving me a little bit nuts and I will love them just a teeny bit more when I don’t see them for 6 hours a day!! 🙂

But back to the business of today. A new month means a new set of challenges over at S.W.A.T. We are starting off by embracing a current trend. The one of TRIANGLES.

Did you see all the wonderful examples on the blog? We have a super talented team, don’t we? I am so lucky to work with these ladies!

Here is my project and some detail shots.

layout for SWAT Drill #13 featuring triangles

I decided to do another layout about my ladies weekend to Oroville, WA. Using more of the Maggie Holmes line from Crate Paper, I overlaid her gorgeous cloud patterned vellum over her equally gorgeous hand written paper. I love what she’s written on the paper and while I had no real choice except to cover it up, I wanted enough of it to be visible so you’d get the ‘idea’ of it. Does that make sense?

The sun shone brightly for most of our time there but on the Saturday there was a moment when the black clouds rolled in and we had to retreat back to the cottage for a bit. Chick flicks, girly cocktails and lots of good conversation without kids in tow is ALWAYS okay with me!! No matter what the weather’s like outside.

I used triangles to bring attention to the photo I took (from the pool) of the dark skies.


To create the triangles I just punched several squares out and cut them on the diagonal. I lined them up and then hand sewed them to the vellum. This line gave me a great place to put my title and some other embellishments as well as bring focus to the photo.


I’d been using accents of pink on this layout and found an already cut out 2″x3″ journaling card in my scrap drawer that was the perfect colour. I spent some time moving it around the layout wondering where and how to add my journaling without adding a large block to my layout. I felt a large block would take away from the feel of the layout. In one of those strokes of inspiration I wondered what it would look like as strips. What do you think? Does it work?


I wanted to add the date and place to this layout (in case I get totally senile and can’t figure it out from the journaling later!!) and these tile letter stickers from Simple Stories were perfect.

Well, that’s my Trendy Triangle project, now it’s your turn. Can’t wait to see what you come up with. Remember to link up your projects to the blog to be in the running for this month’s prize. It’s a $20 GC to 3 Scrappy Boys. Have fun crafting with triangles! Oh, and are you one of our winners from July? Go here to find out. Congratulations to all our winners!!

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8 Responses to SWAT Drill #13 – Trendy Triangles

  1. Deborah says:

    I absolutely love the way you did your title and the use of triangles – WOW!

    • daydesigns says:

      Thanks Deborah – it’s nice when it comes together just as you envisioned it, isn’t it?

  2. Pretty pic and layout! Love the stitching through the triangles and cool back ground too..:)

  3. Doris Widder says:

    Awesome page! Love the stitching, journaling and soft colors! Wonderful example for the challenge!

  4. Claude Campeau says:

    This looks great, so dreamy!

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