Echo Park is having a monthly challenge to be their "Fresh Face". As you know I LOVE Echo Park and I wanted to enter their challenge. As some of you know I teach a monthly sketch layout class at my local scrapbook store Simply Scrapbooks and this month I made a kit with 3 layouts and 2 cards using the Summertime paper collection and I thought I would share these projects.
In this layout I made a two pager. I started out with making a 9 inch circle as the mat to put my pictures. I then added various strips of pattern paper . I love adding and layering many different papers to add color and dimension to the projects. I then went to my journaling card sheet and stickers to add embellishments.
I did add some dots and stripes paper to create a border around my ice cream sheet. I love how the dots and stripes can coordinate with the other lines.
This is another two pager. I cut my paper into 4 squares (6x6) and then I made a border using my border punches. I did this on the top and bottom. To add embellishments I once again went to the handy dandy sticker sheet. I LOVE clouds and had to had my sun and clouds on the sheet. As a little bit of fun I also took the saying stickers and pop dotted them onto the pop dotted sun and clouds. I love to add dimension to my layouts without a lot of bulk so therefore I love pop dots.
This line is just perfect for scrapping our trip to Kings Island. The boys had such a wonderful time.
The Grass is always greener with you.
This layout is one of my favorites because it has a photo of my son taking a walk with my mom. Priceless!
One of the things that I love to do is save every little scrap of paper. I consider myself to be a frugal scrapper and I like to get the most of my paper. By saving the scraps I can create cards and layouts. I teach my students that you can make an entire layout using scraps and this layout demonstrates that.
For this layout I cut various papers into rectangular shapes and just layered them on top of each other. I kind of created a quilt of paper. After arranging them I went to my sticker sheet and added the clouds and sayings. I went to my journaling card sheet and found a fantastic journaling tag. I love the little bird that matched the bird on my title.
Quick and Easy Cards
In my kit for my students I like to show them how to make quick and easy cards that use the scraps of your projects. Here are 2 that we made in class using the scraps and the left over stickers from the sticker sheet.
As you can see my style of scrapping is clean and simple, but I like to have fun with my layouts. I hope these projects demonstrate my style.
It would be a total honor to be the guest designer over at Echo Park. I so love the collections. The products are so versatile, and the paper is totally yummy! Thanks so much for having this fantastic opportunity.
I hope everyone has a great day! I will be back tomorrow with another project. Thanks for stopping by!