Sunday, July 17, 2011

Color Combos Galore 200

Wow! Can't believe this is CCG's 200th combo and just had to squeeze this into my busy week. I loved this week's simple but happy combo. The LO I made is very simple with an easy-to-do accordion flower. I think this kind of flower helps to reinforce the "going around" theme of a carousel, kind of like an umbrella that you want to twirl.


Title: Carousel
Materials: Cardstock, patterned papers, chipboard letters, pen, die-cut tag - American Crafts; Chipboard border - Dusty Attic; Paint - Making Memories; Mist - Sarah Hurley; Embossing Powder - Tim Holtz; Twine - The Twinery; Punches - EK Success; misc - buttons
Journaling: Mall of America, June 2010

To make your own accordion flower:

1. Cut a strip about 3/4" x 12". 
2. Hold the strip crosswise and score at every 1/4".
3. Fold alternately at the score lines. Glue the 2 ends together to form a ring.
4. Flatten towards the center and adhere to a 1/2" adhesive-covered circle.
5. Decorate with a button or other flower center. 

And to celebrate this milestone, we are holding our 1st Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Color Combos Galore 200th "Anniversary" Blog Hop! We hope by visiting the CCG Design Team members' blogs, you will be able to pick up some fun tips and techniques. Many of the team members will be offering prizes, so you will want to visit all of the blogs to increase your chances of winning some fun scrappy stuff. We are also offering a chance at a Guest Designer spot for the month of August if you visit all of the blogs in our Blog Hop and participate in Challenge 200 by uploading your project to the CCG Gallery. It's so fun to get the colors before everyone else! Plus, who doesn't love to see their name in lights! The deadline for the chance to win these prizes is one week from today, Sunday, July 24, EST.

If this is your first stop at our Blog Hop, you'll want to start at Bente's blog, and follow the hop in order so you don't miss anyone. If you've been hopping in order, your next stop is Tomomi Nomura's blog.

Once you have visited all the blogs and uploaded a project to the CCG Gallery using Challenge 200, please make sure you check in at the Blog Hop discussion in the Special Announcements Forum at CCG. We will choose our August Guest Designer from that thread. Individual DT members will be choosing winners for the prizes they are offering. Good luck, and we hope you'll enjoy our blog hop!
If you get lost or find a non-active link, here's the complete list of blogs to visit...


Ria Mojica -- You Are Here!!!


And for joining us in this big event, I will have a random prize drawing open to local Philippine residents who leave their comments.

Here's this week's combo and I do hope you're able to join us for this milestone!

37 comments:

Bellaidea said...

very cute photos and great page!

Carolyn Lontin said...

Great tip - love those flowers! Cute layout!

celticmystyc said...

Oh so like this layout! It's fresh and crisp. Love the accordion flowers, I copied your tips. Mine never turn out right so maybe I'll get them to work now!

Lynn said...

gorgeous layout!

Bellaidea said...

Hi! I1m again visiting, just hop hop ")

nita said...

Love the idea of the round harmonican flowers and the merry-go-round..

mahlin said...

You make such pretty layouts girl.. always.. thanks for sharing

Fluffy said...

Thankyou for sharing Tx

Ruby said...

Very pretty layout and I love the instructions for the flower.

Kathy said...

Cute page, great photos, and I love that accordian flower!

Sarah Hurley said...

beautiful LO Ria!

Sarah x

Cynthia Lloréns said...

Ria...I just love what your did in this page..so many wonderful details!!!!Great page !!
I fill so honored to be part the same time as you.
I wish a wonderful week.
Kisses and huges from Brazil
Cynthia

Kathleen B. Hernandez said...

Wonderful layout, Ria! Beautiful kids. Great carousel photos too!

theelfqueen said...

Really cute! I love this! What a great use of this color scheme!

Tina said...

LOVE< LOVE< LOVE accordian flowers...yours look fantastic on your layout! Great take on the challenge!

Alanna said...

What a lovely LO! Your accordian flower looks so neat and tidy - lovely :)

Kelly said...

I love the flowers, your page is amazing...thanks for sharing :)

Elaine said...

Ria!
This is such a beautiful layout. I love the way you toned down the brighter colours in the combo. Everything is so besutifully and perfectly arranged.

Mia Castrillo said...

Hmmm... Will definitely try that accordion flower one of these days. :-) I did my CCG_200 layout already and uploaded it to the CCG site. :-)

monica said...

mi piace molto

Fran Brunke said...

Love the clean lines here and the handmade accordian flowers are beautiful.

peachy alfelor said...

Hi Ria! Another simple but beautiful page. Truly wonderful! Thanks for the accordion flower how-to. Beautiful beautiful page!

Yolande (pronounced you-land-a) said...

Love the stunning photos and your clean design compliments them wonderfully. Love the pin wheel flowers and think they do a fabulous job of giving a sense of motion. :)

Kiwi The Kreator said...

Hmmm...never thought of it before but the accordion flower DOES look like one of those awesome paper umbrellas!!!

Liva said...

To me those accordion flowers does associates with a roller coaster... so this is a perfect match!

jennyevans said...

Adorable LO! Love your paper flowers!! They are just perfect for you page!!

Jannina said...

Thanks for the tip...love your layout!

Jolanda said...

Such a fun page! I love the flowers

scrapbookertink said...

Gorgeous layout, love the rosettes.

Zeffy said...

Beautiful...love how your fab photos dominate the page!!

Jona Panesa said...

lovely page, Ria! loved those flowers.

sandi said...

Wonderful lo! Really love the look of those flowers!

Gloria (gloxy) said...

I love this LO, it's great! Kisses from Italy, Gloria.

Pam Pritzl said...

beautiful LO ... thanks for sharing the flower tutorial!

Michele's Scrapy Creations said...

so beautiful!

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Elisa FornEzza said...

Beautiful Lo!!!And thanks for sharing the tip of the accordion flowers ^-^

jenessa said...

Beautiful LO! Thank you so much for the tutorial =)