Friday, June 17, 2011

It's Official! It's Summer!

I just got home from closing my classroom. It's official--I'm on summer break! Yay!

Speaking of summer, our next challenge is up at Color Combos Galore, and we're continuing our theme with a delightful palette and Inspiration Board.

But first, here's some music to get you in the summery mood--we're playing it over at the CCG reveal...



So here's the challenge:


And here's my page. I dug out a ton of older stash for this layout. The ledger paper in the background is pretty old Collage Press paper, and the big cream on pink polka dot paper is by K&Co.


And here are some closeups. The rolled papers are my attempt at making birthday candles. I used some ancient Chatterbox paper (stripes), some October Afternoon (black polka dot) and Die Cuts With a View (red polka dot). I used pearl-topped stickpins for the candle flames. That red gingham ribbon was sitting my desk, leftover from a recent layout. The pearl brad is by Recollections from Michael's.


I used some other stuff that happened to be sitting on my desk--the Prima flower, which I layered over an old black cork flower. The fabric brad is by SEI. That scrolly bit holding my title was also sitting on my desk, a reject from a previous layout. The red cut-out designs are from a Pink Paislee paper. I added a snippet of red mesh behind all of this.


These pink elements are cut out of an American Crafts Letterbox paper. For the Designer's Challenge, I found some digital frame stamps at Designer Digitals. I just pasted them on top of my picture and changed them to white.


That strip of circles is by BasicGrey and also happened to be sitting on my desk leftover from the last layout I made. All these bits and pieces were easy to collect together because they were just sitting there staring at me (good thing I don't always clean my desk after finishing a page!). The journaling tag is also by Collage Press. As always, I added some word stickers. They always seem to do the trick when something seems "missing" when I look at my page the next day.


I hope you'll come play with us at CCG! You should definitely go take a peek at the fantastic pages by our design team, guest designer, and featured member. It's always so fun to see all the different takes on the same challenge!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and reading about my page!


11 comments:

jennyevans said...

Debbi, I absolutely LOVE this!! You are such a great inspiration to me!! That sounds corny, lol, but its true! I look forward to your lo's ever week at CCG!!

Rachael Funnell said...

Hey Debbi! Hope you have a wonderful summer's break....
& your Layout is a Stunner!!
The rolls of paper with the ribbon wrapped around is a looks Gr8....
Love this Design!!
The colors & the added frame on the photo, how could you not want to join in on this 1...... hope to find time!! hehehehe

Nadia Cannizzo said...

HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY summer holidays! Ahhhhhh I can hear your sigh of relief all the way down under LOL! We have 2 more weeks before we go on our 2 week school holiday break and let me tell you I am hanging for it like there's no tomorrow. I AM OVER reports..and changing this and that on them...I am over how tense everyone gets around report time!

Oh I got side tracked ..sorry LOL!

I LOVE THIS! Its just so gorgeous. Beautiful work..you always get the colours right! Beautiful Debbi! Enjoy your first day of freedom.

Lisa Amiet said...

WOW!! Am loving those rolled candles and you have rocked those colours! Love it all xoxo

Pam said...

Hi Debbi! I love how you put the songs on your post for inspiration! And again, you did not disappoint with your layout. Love the rolled paper! How creative! :-) Enjoy your summer vacation! YaHoo!

Heather Jacob said...

s.t.u.n.n.i.n.g. !!!! OMG !!! Debbi this is so exquisite .. love all the red, white and black such an awesome LO you have created .. lots of yummies ....love your style, so inspiring ... hugz x

thought I would mention ...if you go over to my blog and leave a comment you could win some chippies..

Lynette said...

Enjoy your vacation. I love your layout, the layers are amazing and those rolled paper...exquisite.

Alia said...

Happy summer break! I have 3 more days hehe :)

Lynn said...

Have fun on your summer break!!!! That lo is stunning and I love how you used the colors. Yummy. And you totally rocked the stash. Ain't it great?

MARILYN said...

Beautiful!!! love all the layering and the rolled paper like candle...great idea!!! Enjoy your summer vacation!!! :D

Eila Sandberg said...

Each week you just bowl me over with your pages! you have such a unique and distinct style, I can spy it miles away! who would have thought of using paper rolls and stickpins for candles?! totally brilliant Debbi! all the fantastic quotes and tags, don't know how many boxes of paper you have, but you sure must have a magnificent stash as you never seem to be struggling to pull out just the perfect ones for any palette! The digital frame is just so gorgeous and the photo of your mum just so perfect. Lucky you to feel the winds of freedom already! I've got another week to go. xoxox

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