I really like the Bella Blvd line Sunshine Happiness that we got for May. Although it is pretty girly, I was still able to use it for my son's summer favorites by using the backside of the paper.
For this month's challenge we had to emboss. I used the Big Shot with the polka-dot embossing plate to emboss by paper banner.
I also embossed some little fish using translucent powder embossing, but was disappointed with the result, so I went over them with Liquid Pearls.
I had to use some Stickles on the I "heart" summer to change the pink letters to blue, red and green.
There are so many different ways to emboss. Have fun with it. Try different techniques, see which one you like best.