Monday, December 17, 2012

**December Echo Park Paper Design Team Blog Hop!!**


Welcome to the Echo Park Paper Design Team Blog Hop! Today the Echo Park Paper Design Team is showcasing projects from our latest collections. Be sure to follow the blog hop list below as you hop from one blog to the next. Return to the Echo Park Paper blog at any time for the next blogger on the list in case you get lost or confused! ONE winner will be selected from each blog to receive an Echo Park Paper collection kit of their choosing. To qualify for the kit, comments will be due by midnight EST, Sunday, December 23rd to qualify for the drawing. The winner will be announced on each blog Monday, December 24th  so be sure to check back to see if you've won.



SusanStringfellow (You are Here)
And back to Echo Park Paper

Now for a little holiday fun - Have you tried the Echo Park Photo Freedom collections? I had never done the divided pages and after playing with them recently, I found out that it's really alot of fun to try another format! I will be sharing some more of my pages soon, but right now I have to show you this page using the Dear Santa collection (Click here to see the collection because it fun stuff). After seeing some of my Photo Freedom layouts, my husband suggested trying a traditional type layout just for fun and this is what I came up with. Since this collection has Noel all over it, I had to do a Noel page :) and of course I couldn't keep things contained in their own pockets so my snowflakes and things are spanning out to adjacent pockets. Just a really fun thing to try. 


Another thing I tried was making my own covered buttons using the papers. I  used the Dritz buttons that are designed to be fabric covered and I cut a circle from the papers and a circle from the clear packaging of the collection and followed the directions for the buttons. It makes a cool shiny covered button - kind of like homemade flair. Here are some close ups









110 comments:

julie e said...

Love the way you've used photo freedom papers.

Kathy Skou said...

Such a great LO...and what a sweet kitty!!!tfs!

Annette said...

awesome layout...thanks for sharing.

Jeniff said...

Love this page.

Margie said...

I love the way you did these! Great colors for Christmas, too!

Tam said...

love this collection and your use of it! I might have to give this a try. love Echo Park collections!

Madeline said...

Oh, this is beautiful! There are so many cute details...like the birdie in the title. Love the splatters!

Susan said...

I love the color scheme and your pages are adorable! Thanks for the chance to win!

Svetlana said...

Wonderful project!

Jan Cross said...

Love all the extras. Cute bird and button

Lisa P said...

The more I see this line the more I love it. The colors are fab!

Heather Sweet said...

I love the idea of carrying a pocket's "layout" to other pockets! Thanks for the inspiration!

Heather Sweet said...

I love the idea of carrying out a pocket's "layout" to other pockets! Thanks for the inspiration!

Lisa C. said...

Love seeing how you used Photo Freedom papers! Love your work!

Manhattan Mandie said...

Ok, first of all GREAT page! Second of all... NOW I NEED to go make some buttons!!!! Using the PACKAGING is genius! Thanks!

Gina200 said...

Cute page. Thanks for sharing

Cindy Alvarez said...

love your LO, all the details and that birdie is so cute!! thanks form sharing

Anya said...

Awesome idea! Thanks for the inspiration!

Miriam Prantner said...

Great layout and I love how your buttons turned out!

Houses Built of Cards said...

These is lovely! I so adore the colors of this collection!

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Venus said...

wow, what a great idea! those Echo Park papers really do stand out :-)

Cheri Wenger said...

Love how you split up that snowflake, Susan. You always think of the most creative ideas for your layouts! Merry Christmas!

Buffy Esser said...

Very pretty collection! Love your layout also!

Missy Whidden said...

What a gorgeous layout! I've always loved your sketches, and your work is amazing! Thank you for sharing :)

Nicole Doiron said...

This is just GORGEOUS!!! I'm so inspired to try that Photo Freedom idea now!! WOW! Thanks for sharing!

Erika Demars said...

Love how you used the photo freedom packs.....

NinaN said...

Lovely page!

Renee said...

Your paint splatters, scallops and stitching are amazing!!! I have not tried PF, but if I won on this hop, I would be choosing it!! Thanks for sharing your lovely project :)

Ange said...

Great layout! love the little birdie with the noel!!

val said...

I am patiently (not so much) waiting to get my little scrapping hands on the photo freedom lines! I love the way they look in the divided pages!

Cheryl Hutcherson said...

Really fantastic!!

{VICKI} said...

great layout!
tfs

{VICKI} said...

great layout
tfs

rush said...

i wasn't sure about divided pages, but yours turned out nicely. thank you for sharing.

Brenda said...

Dear santa collection one of my faves looking just great here, lovely work Susan...

Sandra said...

nice job - love the layout!
Sandra ltb

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

Wow...Love your layout. Wonderful job. HUGS

SavannaLea said...

I am loving these photo freedom collections, they look so cute and quick to put together!!!

Auror Willow said...

Love it! I like how it looks like one big layout just cut up. I am going to have to try that! Thanks for sharing!

Marla said...

Super cute LO and what fun to make it all flow together like one layout. Thanks for sharing a fun idea!!

Celeste B. said...

Love the layout and the photo of your cute kitty.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

wow so many beautiful embellishments! I love the kitty photo against these colors!

PamSpradlin said...

Your buttons are adorable...I have often wondered about using the Dritz for covering the buttons with scrapbook paper. And I think I am going to like this idea of Photo Freedom for scrapbooks now.

Valerie said...

Ohhhhh, I love your layout. Super awesome.

marylouh said...

I don't like to do a lot of fussy scrapbooking so I was happy to see these new pages that you can decorate some parts and put your pictures in the others. Good idea to use the Dritz buttons to make embellishments. Thanks.

jojobeth1 said...

Love the embellishments you chose for this layout

scrappin2babygirls said...

beautiful layout love all the lil details and buttons super cute tfs
-jamie
babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

scrappin2babygirls said...

great layout love all the details and the buttons tfs
-jamie
babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

Glinda said...

Susan I think I will give this new system a try. I really like how you cut your embellishments and added them to the slot next to it. It gives the page a layout look.

Linda said...

Very nice!

Ruby Craft said...

Lots of fun ideas. Love that big snowflake and the covered buttons.

Lara said...

love the photo freedom stuff! I can't wait for the new EP product. Sneak peaks last week were awesome!

blupixy said...

Love how this layout looks traditional but in a page protector! Love it! Thanks for sharing!

cm said...

Your layouts are a gorgeous showcase for the EP products! Wonderful keepsake for "Noel"!! Thank you for sharing.

Kelly said...

I think choosing just one of my favorite collections would be the hardest part! Thanks for the chance to win!

kobiyashi said...

Like the tile look and papers.

Kristianne Swanson said...

this is gorgeous! I can't wait to try the photo freedom for myself and I love what you've done with it. thanks for the inspiration :)

Anonymous said...

great projects, love the colors!
thanks for sharing.
linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

JoAnn P said...

That is some cute paper

Melinda said...

Love the layout! I haven't done a layout in the page protectors, but love how it looks!

Carol said...

Gorgeous project, thanks so much for the inspiration!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Ruth G said...

Love that you adapted the pockets to a full page design! Very fun idea! TFS!

Angel said...

i am loving your layout! Love love love it! Never thought of cutting up embellies to spread across the different pockets. Merry Christmas!

Love2Scrap said...

this paper collection makes me want to start project life Right Now!!!!!!
i think i'll buy the paper now for next year!!!!!!!!!!!!!
treece172002@yahoo.com

Jeana said...

This is great! I love how you used the embellishments! Adorable cat!

Kimberly Clark said...

i haven't used the freedom papers yet but you made them look amazing - this is a must to try

craftymom205 said...

Great layout.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Sisters Craft Cafe said...

so cute! love the details on your page.

Luanne

Sue D said...

Very cute--I like the buttons and the snowflakes.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Indy said...

What a fabulous layout...loving your darling kitties!

Toby said...

LOVE this!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

Big Mamma~ a.k.a. Mary S said...

I love your layout and all the fun elements you included.

Orlanda S. said...

Love your covered button and your snowflakes. Great details in this wonderful page. Love your kitty!!!

Michele's Scrapy Creations said...

oh, how different love it...
thanks for sharing..

Andrea Garland said...

What a great idea to make personalized buttons with the paper. Thanks for the inspiration.

Karen Glover said...

Love your projects. Love Echo Park.

justasiam said...

These blog hops are always a lot of fun...great inspiration and a chance to win some really good prizes! Thanks so much for that opportunity.

Стокли said...

beautiful colors for the photo!

Malin/malwa said...

This is awesome! How smart to let the embellies "flow" into several pockets - this m,akes the layout look like a 12x12 even if it's divided.

Pam said...

Love this! Need to check out Photo Freedom. TFS

Laurie in Arizona said...

I will have to try the button technique. Thanks for sharing!

Charlotte Brochu said...

I love how you've done this to look like a whole page! What a great idea!

Pam said...

Very cool LO! I love the snowflakes.

Karen Wedding said...

Great scrapbook pages. Love the paper.

Flo said...

Great idea about the buttons. I think I'm going to have to give that a try. Great project.

Christine Kiehl said...

Susan, you did an excellent job with the paper covered buttons! I have some of those waiting to be used and now I will with the EP This and That collection! Whoo hoo. THank you for taking all the time for us on this last hop of 2012! Happy Holidays!

HMstyl' said...

thanks for the chance to win

Karenladd said...

Super cute!! Love how you extended the snowflake into the next pocket, great idea!

janet said...

LOVE thise PF line..can't wait to see if Santa brought me a package of this himself. Thanks for a great hop!

Jean said...

How sweet!! LOve how you did this!

Katina said...

I love the clever way you used the Photo Freedom pages to make it look like the layers are on top of the page!!

Karey said...

great job!

Cynthia B. said...

I love how you've created a traditional page from the Photo Freedom products! When I did project life/365 a few years ago, I found it hard to contain myself to just the pockets...accents would just be on top of the pockets. So it's great to see how you've adapted your layout here...not to mention how cute your paper-covered buttons are! TFS!

Avia BT said...

Beautiful!!

Andrea said...

love it ! Andrea andreacardoso_27@yahoo.com.ar

agravette said...

pretty buttons...i never even considered covering my own buttons, so this is awesome to know! you also make gorgeous layouts!

sclugo said...

Loving how DT is using the photo freedom papers. Great layout!

Kathy said...

Love how you have used this collection, Susan! And mounting your snowflakes to span multiple parts really pulls it together in my mind! Now I'm off to find some Dritz buttons at Joanne's...such a fun idea! Thanks for sharing!

paperkraftD said...

darling layouts -- and i just love your december daily : )

Anonymous said...

Love the LO, thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas!

Kim L.

Tanya Sullivan said...

Gorgeous layout, and such a sweet cat!

Wendy said...

Beautiful project!

Jimjams said...

Love the way the snowflakes "spread" across the sections tying the whole thing together - great "flair" buttons too!

Caryn S said...

This is so cool! Love how you cut and pieced the snowflakes onto the adjacent pockets!

ehbost said...

Susan,
Your projects always amaze me. Love this LO. Thanks for all the technique gems that you share (And I thought I needed all the "EC" products.Shhhhhhh!). :D

Carla said...

Very cute page.
Carla from Utah

Beatrice Lawson said...

I keep thinking that if I try Photo Freedom I may be hooked because it looks so easy! Loved your home made buttons!

Jennifer said...

I love the fact that is a single 12x12 page cut into 6 pieces. What a great idea! It makes using the pocket system much easier!

TJ Butler said...

The embellishments and colors on this page are so awesome!!

TJ Butler said...

Love the colors and embellishments used here!