The colors in this collection are just right up my alley too. We don't do a lot of sock hopping or soda jerking these days, but there is one family activity we do that reminds me of 50's memorabilia--bowling! I remember bowling as a kid and having fun doing it, but I wasn't sure our kids would get such a kick out of it. Turns out they love it. I couldn't believe that even bowling alleys are pretty high tech these days--score keeping is digital and you can make bumpers rise each time it is a kid's turn! My kids each have a special way of getting the ball to the pins:
Little Miss does the roll between the legs move. Little Man? He literally tosses the ball from a standing position. I am afraid he is going to dent the alley and we will be banned from bowling for good lol! In any case everyone has a good time.
But this collection just isn't for bowling layouts lol--that WOULD be a specialty collection wouldn't it? I also used Good Times for this layout:
I figured the circular patterned paper (does anyone call it a circular anymore??) was perfect for the motherhood theme. Did you notice that I placed the layout off center so that you could see the "Mom's Malt Shop ad? ;)
I know I probably say this every time, but this really IS my favorite Echo Park collection ever. So versatile and fun, happy colors and cute graphics. But it is November 15th and it was definitely time to break into the holiday spirit. What better way to do that than find your favorite Christmas or Winter collection. Are you more a fan of the traditional colors in Seasons Greetings or a more wintery collection like Winter Park? My fav is Holly Holly Christmas:
Therm O Web 3D Zots. And I added another 3D Zot dipped in chunky glitter with some thin wire made to look like a Christmas tree ornament.
Have you started or, ahem, finished your Holiday cards? Now that I have a Christmas collection I love, I guess I better get cracking. Hopefully I'll be able to share some next time! Until then, have a great week!