12″x12″ Layout: Swim.

Swim. Monochromatic layout

This layout is one of my recent favorites, as it was a bit different for me to create. I LOVED creating with monochrome colors. Pulling together the supplies was challenging and fun. I’m using ALL sorts of stuff here (again, stuff from deep in my stash!) I’ve got some October Afternoon, Echo Park…even some Simple Stories Sn@P cards mixed in here.  Swim. Monochromatic layout

Swim. Monochromatic layout Swim. Monochromatic layout

I thought all the various shades of blues went nicely with the photos filled with bright pools and even their swimsuits. I chose a grid layout which is a great “go to” design for me. I’m super happy with how this turned out. Thanks for looking!

Swim layout

Using up old collections

I know I mention this a fair amount, but I always like it when I can use up some of the older items that I have lying around in my stash. Recently I have been making a big push to do this. For whatever reason, I seem to have a ton of older Echo Park. I do like their collections most times, as they have great themes for young children.

Here’s a quick page that I put together to document our DIY Playhouse that we (mostly Dada) built last Spring. This is using the Echo Park Playground collection.

DIY Playhouse Layout: Echo Park Playground

(yes, that’s Brooke helping me paint the house in a tutu! That’s just SOO her! Ha!)DIY Playhouse Layout: Echo Park Playground

These black letters for the title were a total steal in the One Spot $1 bin at Target this past Christmas time. Score!DIY Playhouse Layout: Echo Park Playground

I’ve literally had stickers and leftover paper from this collection lying around for years. I mean, when was I going to get the chance to use a giant sticker shaped like a slide? Sometimes using themed stuff can be super challenging. I’m glad I was able to use it up here!DIY Playhouse Layout: Echo Park Playground