Monday, July 25, 2011

Echo Park Fresh Face Challenge

Hey Everyone,

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.

Summer Days

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!


Arlene said...

Gorgeous layouts and cards. I love to use scraps as well. :)

Kathy said...

Cute layouts, the last one is my fav! The cards are super cute and love that you used the scraps to make them:)

Jingle said...

These are all so adorable! Good luck!

Steph said...

These are so cute! What a fun paper line. Good luck!

Annette said...

very sweet projects..
Love your creativity..
Thanks for stopping by my blog..Consider me a new follower..
Happy Crafting.

Becky said...

Amazing layouts! I am blown away by your creativity, you come up with the best, new layouts every day! That picture with your mom is awesome!

Catherine said...

Wonderful projects...this line is so fun and colorful! Good luck on becoming a new fresh face.

Laurie! said...

Adorable layouts and cards!

Katie said...

I love every one of the layouts and the cards! It is great that you are able to use up your scraps so creatively! I am trying to do that too, now that I'm out on my own, I just can't afford not to, and this post is such a great inspiration for that! Good luck with the fresh faces, they would be lucky to have you!

Anonymous said...

Fantastic work! I especially love the last layout and the bicycle card!

Tracy said...

I love your work. I wish I could take your classes.
I love that photo of your mom and your baby, so sweet.

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