That’s it. After seeing what today’s amazing guest blogger Shanna Vineyard has created with today’s steal, the Echo Park Hello Summer collection, I am officially boycotting turning on the heater, wearing jackets and folding socks. The happy rainbow of hues in Hello Summer make me actually long to hear the tinkling of the ice cream man making his rounds. At least the for the first time. ;)

Just wait until you see what Shanna has created and you’ll be longing itching for summer too!

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I am so excited to be a guest blogger today!  I have to admit I was even more excited when I ripped into my package of goodies and saw what line I was lucky enough to be working with.

I’m a huge Echo Park fan like so many others of you out there. But their “Hello Summer” line is for sure in my top three favorites! I’m a sucker for the color palette they used and all the happy and bright images that can’t help but make your projects fun!

For my main project I chose to create a fun summer banner that I cut out of ¼” wood then altered.  The sweet little banner border sticker in this set was what inspired me!  Once I cut five banners from wood using my scroll saw, I drilled the holes to thread the twine through and painted them white. Next I covered the fronts with some of the fabulous papers from “Hello Summer” and then went to work adding all the fun embellishments. Last I threaded the dark brown hemp/jute through the banners to pull it together and make it hang. This was a super fun and easy project. Be sure to check out my blog for further details on the banner.

I’m a big fan of cardmaking too!  I couldn’t help but create a few sweet summery greetings with this line as well.  Hope these make you smile!

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Shanna! I love your projects. They definitely make me want the summer weather here to stay and be done with this jacket wearing hooey.

One last reminder to join in tonight for our online crop. We will be chatting via ustream beginning around 6PM MST. You can check our Facebook fan page for the link this evening. Our video portion will be happening around 8PM MST.

Good luck with your National Scrapbook Day online crop challenges and have a wonderful National Scrapbook Day! On behalf of everyone at ScrapbookSteals.com I want to personally thank you for being a part of our happy family. Now go get scrappy!