Monday, November 26, 2012

Winner of the Nov Echo Park Blog Hop!

Hey guys, I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends. I am still dealing with leftovers and I am finishing up decorating for Christmas. I just wanted to stop by and announce the winner of the November Echo Park Design Team Blog Hop! I used and chose SUSAN from In a Hollow Tree Blog. 

Blogger Susan said...
Very pretty layout! The kiddos are cuties!
11:29 AM

Congrats Susan! * first of all - Great name! hee hee - and second please send me your shipping address and choice of Echo Park collection kit so that they can get that right out to you. 

Thanks to everyone who visited. I hope you were inspired by our blog hop creations and will join us again next month!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

November Echo Park 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, November 25th to qualify for the drawing. The winner will be announced on each blog Monday, November 26th  so be sure to check back to see if you've won.

Now before you start hopping here's a bit of inspiration! 

I have to share another project using Echo Park's Happy Holiday Collection. I wanted to scrap this adorable photo for my good friend, Kathleen, and you just have to love this collection for cute photos like this. It's just so cheerful and fun - plus it pairs perfectly with the Ultra White Felt cardstock by Carta Bella. Totally reminds me of sparkly lights and candy canes. And I just had to try a white on white title.... love it!  Then had to do a white on white border as well. The nice thick twine is from May Arts.

Now lets talk about stickers.... I know some of you avoid them, but this layout is full of some of the cutest stickers and they look good, huh? Twelve stickers! Just take them up a notch by adding some twine, rhinestones, or simply layering with some foam squares. And don't forget to brush the sticky backs with baby powder after adding the foam squares so that they don't stick to things that aren't planned. :) And a big thanks to Kathleen for letting me borrow her adorable family!

Oh and Happy Thanksgiving to all of you who celebrate! 


Totally love this Carta Bella "Traditions" collection on their kraft cardstockm, it really makes the colors pop. Just the paper I needed for this photo of Kali River Rapids. You may remember that I did a Kali 2 pager with these papers, but I just had this one that needed its own page :) I had alot of fun layering bits of paper, tags and more kraft paper on this layout - it just came together so easily. The burlap ribbon and twine are from May Arts.

Friday, November 16, 2012

**DCWV Autumn Medley Stack Winner!**

I hope you are all having a beautiful crisp fall day today! I know our weather is just gorgeous and I would love it to stay this cool thru Thanksgiving. On to the fun - First, a HUGE THANK YOU to all of you for the nice comments and for following along. Come back often, there are more giveaways coming soon :)

The winner of the DCWV Autumn Medley Matstacks is LINDA161

Blogger linda161 said...
Love these fall colors. I would use these for fall scrapbook pages. There are so many beautiful options for fall photos to scrapbook.

***Linda, please send me an email at with your full name and mailing address so I can get these two stacks to you. 

Thursday, November 15, 2012

thinking about holiday cards

Do you make holiday cards for family and friends? With Thanksgiving a week away, I have to start thinking about making my holiday cards. I don't make all of my cards. I mostly send cards that I have purchased because I have learned that no matter how much I would love to make all of my cards, it's not going to happen. I like to make cards but I am NOT making the same card twice, each has to be different. I am not good at assembly line cards. Then I get about 6 or 8 made and its already like Dec 20th. LOL! I have decided to just make a few when I have time, enjoy making them, and then maybe send a couple and hand deliver a couple. These cards usually go to my creative friends who will appreciate the effort. Then I find some super cute holiday cards with a great sentiment for most of my family. Maybe one day I will be organized enough to make cards for everyone :)

Here is a fun one that I did using the bright and cheerful "Happy Holidays" collection from Echo Park. You can't help but love the cute look of this collection and the bright colors and white really pop when you put it on the Kraft cardstock from Carta Bella.  I also used a really great white cotton looking ribbon from May Arts. I like the crisp look and it's wired too.