Hi everyone! I am so excited to share some fun projects with you today I created as the July Guest Designer for one of my very favorite manufacturers - Echo Park! I seriously LOVE Echo Park paper. Like big time scrappy crush love. I do believe I own every single collection they have ever released. I just find their papers really easy to use and very, well, ME! LOL!
The first layout I created uses several different collections including Little Girl, Candy Shoppe, and Metropolitan. I snapped this photo of my sweet little niece Gia at her 1st birthday party a few weeks ago. She became completely overwhelmed when it came time to eat her birthday cake and let everyone know just how unhappy she was. I had to document her sweet little crying face on a layout - just look at those pouty lips! I laid my papers out in a grid design and placed them against a bright white background - I love how these colors just POP! A few splatters of coordinating colored mists, some embellishments and bright pink and white baker's twine, and this layout was done.
Summertime means lots of time outdoors enjoying the sunshine. This year we joined the local beach and were so thrilled to find out they have a water park there. On this particular day my littlest guy Brandon spent hours upon hours running through the different water features. He had so much fun! Of course I had to use the Splash collection on this layout - the colors were just perfect for my photos. I used the large wave sticker as the base for my title and popped it all up with some dimensional adhesive. I love the movement and dimension it adds to my layout.
Finally I created a trio of cards using the Country Drive collection. For my first card I used the picnic basket sticker as my inspiration. I cut out the postage stamp border from one of the journaling cards and backed it with the tiny print found on the reverse side. A little red flower to embellish my picnic basket adds a pop of color while the "a perfect day" sentiment (also cut from one of the journaling cards) finishes things off.
For my next card I just loved the adorable raspberry postage stamp sticker in the Country Drive collection so I created a mini card to highlight it's sweetness. The base for my card is a paper from the Splash collection. I love that the colors coordinate across Echo Park collections - makes it really easy to mix and match!
And finally I created this mini card using the cute little birds on a wire border strip. The two birds together and the one bird apart prompted my "miss you" sentiment. The letter stickers are from the very first Echo Park collection in my stash - Sweet Summertime. I love the fun font of these stickers!
So how about an Echo Park giveaway? If you'd like to win the adorably sweet Country Drive collection that I used to create the above cards just leave a comment on this blog post and let me know what your favorite Echo Park collection is? I will leave this contest open until Friday midnight EST and post the winner on my blog on Saturday morning. Good luck!