Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Summer of '69 + A Giveaway!

"Summer of '69" isn't just one of the best songs in the history of ever, it's also the name of the latest Studio Calico kit, which is chock full of October Afternoon Woodland Park loveliness.
As part of a special October Afternoon feature on the Studio Calico blog, fellow OA DT member Lexi Bridges joined me in creating a few layouts using the kit for today's "Monthly Kit Spotlight." The colors in this kit are perfect for scrapping summer photos.
When my daughter went to Chicago on a school trip this summer, she asked if I wanted her to bring me back anything, and I made one request (since deep dish pizza wasn't an option): PHOTOS!  Lots of 'em.  The Best Daughter in the World not only took tons of photos (and handed off the camera so that she could be in some), but she also saved ticket stubs and other ephemera from her trip.  Her scrappy mama trained her well. 
I can't think of a better background to have used for this layout than the October Afternoon Woodland Park "Blue Sky" paper. I kept with the sky motif by misting and layering frames as well as the title. 
The second layout features photos from a recent visit to A Cup of Tea, in Kailua. I love that place. ;)
The doilies, floral and pearl accents, and patterned papers in the kit most definitely were fitting for a layout about afternoon tea with the ladies. I pulled out my doily punch to create additional accents as well as to give the background floral paper (OA's "Gooseberry Falls") kind of a lace tablecloth feel.
My SC Mister Huey's Color Mists also make an appearance on this page. I used Boss Lady to lightly tint the tag before I printed on it, and I went to town with Boss Lady, Sherbet Orange, and Buttercup to create an "ombre" look for the title:
I had such a blast creating with this lovely kit.  Granted, I've had Bryan Adams singing "Summer of '69" in my head for a couple of weeks now, but it's all good. It's an awesome song anyway.

So...what do you think of "Summer of '69" (the kit or the song or both)?  Let me know in a comment to this post, and you may be the winner of a $10 gift certificate to Studio Calico, care of the generous folks there.  I'll select a winner on Monday after 6 p.m. Hawaii time.

Thanks for visiting today!

(P.S. Images of the full lines from the new OA releases are up on the OA website now!)

37 comments:

  1. Oh no!! I don't think first commenters ever get chosen. I can only hope. Love the Summer of 69 kit - great colours and how can you go wrong with October Afternoon. As for Bryan Adams - great song as well.

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  2. LOVE this kit! The colors and details are gorgeous... And your layouts were perfect for the kit...

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  3. I love your pages. Your daughter did a great job with those photos. Pefect paper for them indeed! Thank you for the chance to win!

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  4. Absolutely love this kit! And your layouts really demo the gorgeousness of this kit! Thanks for the inspiration and and chance to win!

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  5. Love what you made with the kit! The Summer of '69 kit looks super fun with bright colors, especially those red thickers!

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  6. LOVE that top layout so so much, your daughter is pretty awesome LOVE the kit and LOVE the song :)

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  7. Love your title work! I will have to wait and see how I feel about the kit when it arrives at my house! ;)

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  8. You trained her very well indeed! :) I love your pages! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  9. I love the Woodland Park in the kit; now I just have up get all the other goodies.

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  10. I love the kit! I just joined up at Studio Calico. As for the song, it's always been a favorite of mine, though I don't think Bryan Adams was old enough to have a band that summer. ;)

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  11. I love the colours in Summer of 69(plus the fact that I may, or may not actually remember the summer of 69 - the season, I'm talking about not the song!. LOve your Afternoon Tea layout. We recently took my Mum to HIgh Tea at Parliament House for her 80th birthday, so I will be lifting that layout as soon as my kit arrives.
    Thanks for the chace to win some SC goodness.

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  12. Lol - I love the song AND the kit! Love what you've done with it! Thanks so much!

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  13. Those papers and other goodies sure look like a lot of fun!

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  14. Summer of 69 (the song) is one of my all-time favorites!! :) LOVE IT! And I can't wait to get my hands on the kit this month either!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  15. Ummm ... I like the stamp set best, but I'm the type that needs to see things in person sometimes to truly appreciate them. :) thanks!

    You can reach me at forsara at netzero dot net

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  16. Love your layouts! I think the kit is gorgeous! The garland stickers...red thickers...the stamp set, so much goodness!

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  17. Awesome pages as always! SC never disappoints with their kits - love them all!

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  18. Great layouts! And love SC kits, this one is no exception!

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  19. this kit is just BEAUTIFUL! LOOOVE your layouts!!

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  20. I love love love your "afternoon tea" title - so effective!

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  21. the ombre title caught my eye right away. i love the LOs you created with this kit. and i love that you go to tea... fun!

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  22. Love both LOs and the papers are awesome!

    Thanks for the chance to win.

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  23. I think of both :) Even though I wasn't born in the summer of 69' I am still very familiar with the song! Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  24. lol - LOVE the song, LOVE the kit, and LOVE your pages!!! :) Thank you for the chance!

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  25. The kit is beautiful. The bright colors really stand out and say summer!

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  26. I love the kit, and your layouts are GORGEOUS! Great work!

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  27. I love the kit. I thought about the song when I first saw what it is titled. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  28. looooove what you've done with this! this is the kit that convinced me to finally just subscribe, haha. i can't wait to get it and play with it!

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  29. Very summerish (is there a word?) kit, love the colors.
    And I like the way you make color titles!

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  30. The kit is just GORGEOUS! And I love how you showcased that blue layout - shows the versatility of the kit!

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  31. I love the kit!! The colors are so fun. :)

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  32. Love your layouts! And love this kit!

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  33. oh what a great kit - i'm looking forward to it! there are a great couple of add-ons too! Thanks for a chance to win!

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  34. This kit is great - the colors are so pretty. As for the song - one of my all time favs!

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  35. Fantastic layouts! You have created such eye-catching designs :)

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  36. When I saw the SC kit name, that's what I immediately thought of too! Bryan Adams. Love that song and the kit! Your layouts are amazing - loving the ombre. Thanks for the chance to win!

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