Monday, May 21, 2012

Hello Summer, I adore you.

Echo Park has done it again. Another wonderful collection of papers and stickers for every scrapbooker; from the beginner to the more advanced. Echo Park's Hello Summer line is filled with bright happy colours and it was a pleasure to get some of my own summer photos out and create for To Scrapbook Friends.

My friends always tell me that I never scrapbook my son Max  enough. Those of you who have pre-teen children (sons) can probably sympathize that getting a good shot without a silly face can be very (and I mean VERY) difficult. For this photo, I managed to catch him just relaxing and being himself at the cottage last summer.

 I began with white Mr. Huey mist and my Balzer template to create the masking pattern on the kraft background.  I then added some little bits and strips with tabs and a banner to tie it all together.

I love the bright flowers on this next background and couldn't wait to use it to highlight the red in my daughter's shirt and her happy Carefree expression.
I used several of the flower stickers and 'popped' up some of the images on the background to provide dimension. I also added a few of the brads and a long banner sticker across the width of the design. The title was cut using my Silhouette (have I mentioned how I love this versatile machine?)

My final layout is a simple design and the title is something my husband  always says about Adriane and me. We are so alike and these photos from a few years ago really brought it to mind. Of course it has lots of stitching, watercolours and three of my fave photos!

I also made two simple cards. This first features some wonderful stickers, a cute little bee and lots of messy machine stitching.
The second includes the Echo Park Hello Summer Chipboard, bright red ribbon and more contrasting stitches.
This kit had so many more bit and pieces, I could have created at least 10 more projects! I hope you'll pick up you copy of the Hello Summer kit and get creating!
Until next time, keep doing what you love,


  1. Look at all these fun, happy projects!

  2. wow, you rocked this collection! Just got my Hello Summer collection and can't wait to play...thanks for the inspiration!

  3. wow christa these are all wonderful projects, love the mist mask. Your son is growing into such a handsome young man and you and your dolly are so much alike!

  4. you did an amazing job with this collection! i'm a huge Echo fan!
    thanks for stopping by my blog :)

  5. I ADORE all of your creations! Fabulous work Christa!!
    Joanne xo