I found this fun picture in my stash and thought that colorful outfit my Gram was wearing would go well with the colorful papers. That tree is gigantic and so fun. I embellished it with circles punched out of one of the Echo Park papers and stitched on some tiny buttons.
Here's the fourth layout I made. I knew when I opened the box that I wanted to use this cute picture of my Gram sitting under an umbrella picnic table on my sister's deck. There was this cool burlap in the kit, and the frayed edges reminded me a little of that fringe on the umbrella. The fun banner came on the sheet of Echo Park stickers, as did the sun. I wanted to use that sun and some more of the cloud paper, but I wanted to save some of the clouds, so instead of using a big piece of it, I tucked a small bit behind the top layer and folded back the edge and had the sun peeking out. That pretty yellow butterfly is from the kit, too--Jenni Bowlin butterfly banner (the yellow letter stickers are also in that set). The pinwheel patterned paper made me think of making a pinwheel accent, which looks fun with the double-sided paper.
For my last page, I wanted to show that you could get a whole different look than the vibrant summery ones I made. The green and yellow papers are both Echo Park, and I used some of the Jenni Bowlin paper (the red with the suns). I made the flowers with these cool fabric strips that Trish included in the kit. The brown background is Core'dinations paper, sanded, which I had bought from Work in Progress a while back.
This page was published in Scrapbook Trends.
I still have a TON of stuff leftover from this awesome kit, and I'm saving it for summery pictures I will take over the next two months!