Tuesday, August 23, 2011

sweet memories…

Guess what?  Echo Park is teaming up with another great company this week!  This time it’s an adhesive company – Tombow!  I bet you’ve seen their adhesives at your local store…and you may have even used their products before – they’ve been around for a while.  Do you know why?  Because their adhesive works!  That’s why!

created this layout using the Tombo Mono Adhesive Roller and the Tombow 3D Foam Tabs.

My very sweet and very talented friend, Lori, took our family photos a few weeks ago – this is one of my favorites!



The patterned papers are all attached to the textured cardstock with the mono adhesive – and just for fun…to test the strength of the glue…I picked up my layout and actually SHOOK it after everything was attached.  Guess what – NOTHING fell off.  yay!  Sometimes adhesive works fine as long as the layout is just sitting in a sheet protector, but this adhesive worked even when I was shaking it around!

(Did you notice I used more of that great twine from The Twinery on this layout too?  Honeydew and Blossom.  Love the colors!)


And it’s no secret that I’m a fan of foam tabs/squares/adhesive.  These tabs are a bit “softer” than some of the other tabs I’ve used in the past.  I’m not sure if that’s a good or bad thing – just an observation.  I did, however, LOVE the fact that the paper backing was EASY to remove.  Some brands have paper backing that is really really really hard to get off…so that is a BIG plus for sure!  I used the foam tabs to pop up the “sweet memories” tag, the “happy” sticker, and the birds and hearts. :)


If you’re looking for a new adhesive to use, give Tombow a try! 

And while you’re here, I have to mention this great line by Echo Park – it’s called Country Drive

countrydriveIsn’t it fun?  I know I sound like a broken record when it comes to these paper kits, but truly, I love it!  Do you like it?  Would you like to have a kit for yourself?  Echo Park sent me an extra kit to share with one of my blog readers!  If you’d like to win a set, leave me a comment telling me what YOU would scrapbook with this line – would it be a family photo, maybe a summer picnic, or photos of your kids playing in the grass…leave me a comment (be sure to leave your e-mail address so I can contact you if you win…and please note that I can only ship to US mailing addresses) and I’ll choose a winner on Thursday morning! 

Good luck! :o)


Country Drive 12x12 Kit by Echo Park

Daisy Fields Paper

Clover Meadow Paper

Country Drive Journaling Cards

Country Drive Elements Sticker Sheet

Country Drive Alphabet Stickers

Country Drive Border Strips

Tombow Foam Tabs

Tombow Mono Adhesive (it’s refillable too!)

Honeydew Bakers Twine

Blossom Bakers Twine


P.S. If you are local and you’re looking for someone to take your family photos, check out Lori’s blog HERE! She did a great job with our big family (19 of us all together) – everyone was pleased with the photos!    :o)


  1. This paper is so full of summer colour so that is what I would scrapbook. Lovely layout.

  2. The colors are so sweet, I'd use it for my girls summer adventures at home.

  3. Thie paper collection is so pretty and just perfect for summer photos!!

  4. I really love your page! The photo is great, and you have done it justice with the EP! I would definitely love to have it for some summer outings! Thanks!

  5. I probably have pics of picnics and my kiddos playing in the park that this line would work I have so many pics to scrap.

  6. I would love to use this paper pack for the Fair we went to last week.

  7. I love EP paper! This is a great paper pack! Soooo cute!! Thanks for giving us the chance to win!!


  8. What I love about Country Drive is that I could scrapbook a whole variety of things! The possibilities are simply endless, but I think it's really good for some of those summertime memories beginning to wrap up as fall approaches. Oh, yeah...and I've used Tombow since I started scrappin'! :) Thanks for the chance to win!

  9. I would use the Country Drive collection for scrapping photos of my 1 yr old grandson. This line would work great for any summer pictures.

  10. I LOVE this page! Super cute pic & great details! These papers would have me scrapping outdoor pics of my girl- and her cousins!! :D Thanks so much for the chance!!

  11. I would scrap my grandsons' summer birthday parties. Thanks for the chance.

    vwilson577 at yahoo.com

  12. Beautiful page. I would scrapbook some of the fun activities we did this summer. Thanks for the chance!


  13. I love your page! I have some pictures of my daughter and her friend playing that I would love to use this line for!

  14. Love your page and I love Echo Park. I would scrap the photos I just took of my daughters outside sitting in our front yard.

  15. Photos I took from my Mom's 76th birthday on August 7th. Beautiful Echo Park!

  16. Beautiful layout! i love the birds on a wire and the kissing birds - so cute. I also have been admiring Country Drive, would be so fun to win it. I would make tons of cards sets to give as gifts.

  17. Fun paper for sure. Beautiful layout. I would scrap some family camping pictures. Thanks!

  18. Fantastic paper! I just LOVE EP!! With the kids going back to school today I have finally got some free time to scrap all the amazing summer photos I have taken. From camping,swimming, playing in the park ... etc etc - this collection would be perfect! Thanks for the chance to win! kerys.sharrock@me.com

  19. I love these papers. I'd scrapbook pictures of my kids when they were younger--maybe even my siblings when we were younger.

    Mary from Midway

  20. My grandmother just turned 85 and I wanted to make a scrapbook for her of the birthday pary. Country Drive would be perfect!

    Your layout is so sweeet!


  21. Sweet page. Thanks for offering this giveaway.

  22. Wendy- LOVE this layout! Just a perfect collection for this photo! Right into my FAV folder. I think the EP Country Drive collection would be perfect for scrapping some relxing summer memories such as sipping some slushies, taking a walk, reading on the back swing, lounging at the pool...aahh...So I would LOVE a chance to win this!

  23. Love your layout. Your work is always a great source of insipiration for me. I have two darling daughters and this beautiful paper pack would be perfect to scrap some summer photos of them.
    Michele Marshall

  24. love those Country Drive colors...a better question would be what WOULDN'T I scrap with it?!?

  25. I would use this to scrapbook some summer photo's of my grandchildren.

  26. This is a fantastic collection. It would be great for layouts of the the grandchildren just playing in our backyard.

  27. I still have to scrap DD's Easter party pics... Wouldn't this paper be just right forit?

  28. I probably would not scrap with it - I love to make CARDS! Am I disqualified? But I could use that pretty bee paper to get over my intimidation for scrapbooking and create a scrapbook page of our house when we were stationed in Germany - we have lavender bushes all around our house and they were COVERED with bees that SLEPT clinging to the stems every night. This freaked me out because I am allergic to bees, LOL, but my hubby took tons of pictures of them for me. Thanks so much for the chance to win - I LOVE Echo Park papers and Country Drive is my absolute favorite collection!