Monday, January 21, 2013

***January 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, January 27th to qualify for the drawing. The winner will be announced on each blog Monday, January 28th  so be sure to check back to see if you've won.

And back to Echo Park Paper 

Do you make more Scrapbook layouts or cards? I couldn't decide if I wanted to share a layout or a card using the new Love Story Collection by Echo Park Paper, so here are both! I don't have alot of photos of my boys with cute little valentines or cupcakes because although they love cupcakes, it's not quite the same with a 20-something boy. LOL! I have been using this collection for everything from everyday photos that have these colors to Disney layouts,  but I just went to take photos of my sister when she and her BFF/Maid of Honor were having a dress fitting and I thought the love theme would be ideal! I used the great animal print for a border with the distressed solid white paper for the background, then added a few of the little cute goodies like the sparkly and the cute silhouette brads, that great chipboard frame and my personal fave, the tiny chipboard camera! There is a bigger one too but this one is my fave. So yeah, this collection is perfect for a BFF page, don't you think?



Now for a couple of super fast cards using Love Story. I often make cards for my mom to give out so of course I made some cute Valentines. I have these two cards oriented differently but they are basically the same card. I am not good at doing the same card over and over because I get bored, but if they are similiar, it's still fast and fun. And don't you love these chipboard flowers! To make the plain white envelope a bit less plain, I added a length of border sticker to each and a little stitching. 


Thanks for visiting my blog today, now start HOPPING!!! Good luck!





156 comments:

cm said...

Your projects are wonderful; glad you decided to showcase the paper as both layout and card. Beautiful, heart-warming and all around inspiring. Thank you for sharing!

Laurel said...

Fabulous layout and cards!

Laurie LaRiviere said...

your projects are lovely! your blog is great, and thanks so much for the chance to win :)

Sandra said...

lovely page - always fun spending times with friends
Thanks for the inspiration.
Sandra ltb

Ally said...

Sweet layout!

Kiki Halbert said...

Great projects! I love the layout you did...need to capture those moments.

Caryn S said...

Love the LO! What a great idea. Your cards are cute as well.

jackie 4124 said...

These are such pretty papers. So versatile. Not just for Valentine

Becky Litz said...

Great projects! I love your layout, and the cards are so sweet and simple :)

Suz D. said...

Love the LO and the card. Very nicely done.

Jeniff said...

Beautiful projects. I love it!

Niki M said...

Cute cards!! Love the scrapbook page too. This love collection is super !! Thanks for sharing !!

Margie said...

Fun layout, and I love the cards!

Ange said...

Love the layout and cute cards. Love the buttons.

Karen Day said...

Great chipboard flowers! Lovely projects today :o)

Tina said...

love the colours and the stitching!!

Sandi said...

Love the cards!

Sandy said...

The LO and cards are all beautiful. The touch of animal print around the edge of the LO truly is the perfect touch for that BFF page.

Стокли said...

Love your sweet and simple cards!

Shirley Barker said...

Your designs are beautiful! I love Echo Park!

Penny L. said...

Wow, you're very good at doing "layering" with scrapbook LO's. I really struggle with that, so I enjoyed seeing your page and need to keep it in mind with my next one! Your cards are sweet and I do like those chipboard flowers!

Sara said...

I split my time between layouts and cards but I love your CAS cards and the layout is beautiful!

Tracey said...

Your projects are gorgeous Susan!! Love them!

Jessica G. said...

Beautiful projects! I just love the colors!!

JaniceA said...

Both projects are amazing. Love the paper.

Shanan said...

Cute layout! love that you used this collection for best friends.

Mary J said...

Such gorgeous makes - you've used this collection beautifully!

Richard said...

great idea to use the little frames.. i almost never use them because i was thinking "photo frame".. silly me!

Helen M said...

This is what is so neat about these lines, so versatile. Great projects!

KellyG said...

So cute! Love those photos you captured! Awesome cards, those are super cute flowers! I make both, cards and layouts! I like how fast I can put together a card, especially when people appreciate your work!

Tara said...

Oh, the bridesmaid layout is too sweet and your cards are gorgeous!

Annette said...

wow your layout and cards are amazing.. such a fun collection...thanks for sharing..

Lisa P said...

Yes it is a perfect BFF line. I love the pictures you have to show that friendship. So special. I do both layouts and cards so fun to see both.

Lisa C. said...

Love the animal print background paper. That is such a great idea. I love your BFF page and card. Both are so cute!!

Kathleen said...

Cute cards! Thanks for the chance to win :)

{VICKI} said...

Great layout
tfs

lisa808 said...

Fun L/O and cards.

Jayne said...

That layout is just plan fun - I really like the love story line!

sue moore said...

Good job on these. Lots of ideas I can use to improve my layouts.

Melinda said...

Beautiful! Love the stitching!

Dawn said...

I'm definitely a scrapper, love that you captured your sisters dress rehearsal!

Sarah Biswabic said...

Your projects are so adorable!
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Linda said...

Nice layout and card. I like how you selected Valentine paper for the subject in the photos.

Cassandra Cooper said...

Stunning as always!

Sophia said...

Love your projects, thanks for sharing them...this collection is beautiful...♥

julie e said...

Love your layout - so pretty and fresh

scrapbookertink said...

Gorgeus work, love the papers and cute diecuts x

KimCreate said...

Very pretty layout and card. Love the subject of the layout-bride!

Cheryl Hutcherson said...

Gorgeous layout and cards!!

Abigail Stoops said...

This paper is cooool!

GiadaLucaMommy said...

Fabulous projects!!! Thanks for the inspiration

Susan said...

I really like this layout and your use of the frame and the heart negative space. Lovely! Thanks for the chance to win!!

Brenda said...

Fab LO and gorgeous cards tfs..

Sereknitty said...

Loved your layout! Using the zebra print for a border was brilliant.

wendipooh13 said...

wonderful page and great cards!!!!! love seeing your work

rhibrix2 said...

Great inspiration, thanks for sharing.

stateless said...

I really like the layout - the border is great!

Maria B. said...

Love your cards! How did you stitch the envelopes? Love to see a close-up photo of it, too.

AmyS said...

Great layout and I love the cards. They are too cute!

PamSpradlin said...

Cute, cute layout. When I first read your journaling I thought it said "Angie's first wedding gown" as in mulitple weddings. I had to laugh at myself. It is a lovely layout for best friends. And the cards are adorable.

idahorhodes said...

Love the layout! Good choice for a friends page!

MaryBeth said...

Love spending time with my BFF too! Sweet layout and very cute cards!

Kim said...

I love your layout, so cute! I love how the doily is peeking out into the frame, and the brads finish it off. Thank you for sharing. Take care. :)

Kim said...

I love your layout...so cute! The doily peeking out from the frame is adorable. The brads finish it off. Thank you for the inspiration. Take care. :)

Niina said...

Really nice layout - I just made on with my BFF as well :)
Love the animal print border too.

Lydia said...

beautiful projects - your layout is gorgeous xxx

Wendy said...

What a beautiful Valentine's collection and such a fun projects! Love the border on the layout.

Andrea Garland said...

I'm more a cardmaker than a scrapbooker so I love to make cards. This valentine's collection is so cute and diverse.
Your layout is very beautiful with all the details around the photos.

Louise said...

lovely projects. I love how your layout has a hint of pink, all the small details look wonderful.

Sue D said...

Wonderful layout and cards. I like the colors and the animal print.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Iris said...

Great layout and such a beautiful card - love the pink flowers. Iris

Karen Glover said...

Love the projects - very cute. Love Echo Park paper. Got hooked with merry christmas.

Lori said...

I love the BF layout and those cards are adorable :) TFS!

Ryannsmom said...

Love the layout and the card!

blupixy said...

As usual your projects are amazing! Thanks for sharing!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

I LOVE that layout! All of the layering and use of embellishments is awesome!

Houses Built of Cards said...

WOW!!! Gorgeous layout and adorable card!!! SO pretty and fun!!!

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www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Awesome inspiring projects!!!

Auror Willow said...

I love both of these projects! I love how you used a valentine collection for a layout that wasn't couple related! I'm in love with your card! I need to get this collection now!

Ceci V. said...

Lovely layout! Thank you for inspiring us.

Angie Coleman said...

Great projects! Love the card!

Pam said...

Love your layout and cards! This collection is so pretty.

Andrea Wiebe said...

Awesome layout and I love your card!

Denise Bryant said...

Cool layout and cards! I love this collection!
DeniseB

Robin B. said...

Pretty projects, I love your use of embellishments.

Memories by Manda said...

Great projects!

Karen B. said...

Love the details in your layout and card.

MzTee said...

Love your projects, always!!

Nikki said...

Sweet Projects love the L/O hugs Nikki

Kim H said...

wonderful projects, love the cards. great button and twine details. thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

Miriam Prantner said...

Wonderful projects! I love that layout, love that you captured that moment/event for your sister!

stacie d said...

Love your LO design and cute cards.

Anissa Hutchins said...

I love both the layout and the cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

Carla said...

Very nice. Great use of the colors and the cards are pretty.
Carla from Utah

Ruth G said...

I think the papers and elements were perfect for the theme of your LO! All the fashion references are wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing!

smahrty said...

I love your black/white pattern borders on all three projects especially the layout. The animal print totally brings your eye to the purse in the picture. Cute card and you are right the chipboard flowers are neat, would like a whole page full of them to use on projects.

jennifer said...

Cute layout and cards!!!!

Nita K. said...

great cards and layout!

Cynthia B. said...

Pretty LO and cards! I agree, the collection is perfect for a BFF page, and how quick and cute those cards turned out! :) Thanks so much for sharing your work.

itzel said...

Wowww that Lo is awesome, the cards are so sweet, thanks for sharing!!!

Regards

CHel

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

Love your cards and layout.. The stitching is just perfect.

Tink said...

Ah, David's Bridal! Fond memories! Thanks for sharing your cute projects!

Marla said...

Some very fun projects using an absolutely adorable collection.

Debbie said...

I love the buttons on the card esp the heart thanks for sharing
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Court said...

Lovely layout! I am the Matron of Honor for a wedding coming up and I wish I lived close enough to go do that!

Pam said...

Both projects are gorgeous! Thank you!!

MiaS said...

Fabulus layout - so sweet!

~amy~ said...

awesome layout and cards!

Таня said...

amazing layot! and the card too :-)
thank you for the blog hop!

scoobie81 said...

Adorable! I especially love the use of the buttons! Thanks so much for sharing and giving us all a chance to win!

Jeanne said...

Love your projects! Thanks!

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Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Delightful layout ... and sweet card.

TJ Butler said...

I do love the chipboard flowers and what you did with them!

Denise said...

sweet cards and LO. thanks!

TJ Butler said...

Thanks for sharing great projects made with great products!! And thanks for the chance to win!

Jan said...

Your layout is really sweet and I love the card. The black paper on the card just adds the right touch! Thanks for sharing!

Gina200 said...

Great page & great card!!

val said...

great way to inspire to scrap my bff!!! thank you!

Avia ben tzvi said...

Lovely!

Misty W. said...

Very cute, thanks for the ideas!

PattyC said...

having fun on this hop!

Joanne Walton-Calvert said...

Love that it works for a card equally as well for a layout, thanks for the inspiration

Jimjams said...

How fab are your cards - and I love the way your page is modern and fun - great use of the kit in a quirky way.

Ellen Porter said...

Love your style always, Susan! Also, seeing below, while I have decided not to do CSI for awhile, love that you are part of their design team again.

Liana S. said...

Love your layout and your cards. I LOVE buttons!

Karenladd said...

I so love your layout and card! Great use of white space on the layout and so fresh and fun!

Kathy Ann said...

Lovely page and cards. Thanks for showing both ways to use this beautiful paper.

HawaiianLibrarian said...

Love your LO and card w/ these beautiful papers. This collection in awesome. Mahalo for sharing and for the op to win.

sophief said...

What a cool page, that animal border and the stitching really make it! Sweet card too!

Christine VanDenBroek said...

love the BFF layout never thought of that direction with this paper line and I love to use papers for something other then what it was meant for. BTW I also can't make the same card over and over, pretty much each one needs to be different

eunice said...

Thanks for the ideas!

Melissa said...

As a scrapbooker and card maker, I appreciate that you showed us both! Those buttons are so cute!

HMstyl' said...

Your projects is wonderful Thank's for you inspiration

Emily Keaton said...

Totally cool and very fun creations!

ehbost said...

Love both projects. The LO is a great momento for your sister. Sure she will appreciate it. Both cards were lovely; however, I favored the one in landscape format (something about the flowers, buttons and birds resonanted with me.

OlesyaK said...

awww love the layout! the embellies are just great - not too much and not too little)

Drea said...

I love your style. I am always amazed at the beautiful creations you make!

Amanda said...

Gorgeous cards & LO:) Thanx 4 sharing! ~prhmangel(at)gmail(dot)com

Michelle said...

I always love your layouts Susan! Such a cute layout, are your cards are very sweet!!

marylouh said...

I am a card maker. I scrapbook vacations but haven't gotten into anything more than that. Love the little flowers on your cards. Like coming to your page and seeing the kitty.

Pam said...

Very cute LO ! Perfect subject for this collection. Cards are really cute too.

Lucy Newton said...

Cute projects!!!

Laura Stewart said...

cute project!!

BethD488 said...

Love your projects, especially how you showed that it can be used for other themes. Thanks for sharing.

kate blue said...

glad you switched it up too & showed the versatility.. I personally can't make cards so I so appreciate those who say they can't do 50 of the same card :) Very pretty!

vbabin said...

Love the cards! Thanks for the inspiration

jordanbev5 said...

Your layout is gorgeous of two friends! Love the cards with the black background, and twine!

Noreen said...

The chipboard flowers and heart look so pretty on your card!

Sandie said...

Lovely work. Thank you so much for sharing. I just love blog hops. :)

Laurie! said...

Your layout is fantastic!! Totally want to scraplift that.

Tatiana Ortega said...

Lovely layout! Thanks for the chance

Angela said...

I loved your layout and your cards! The cute little buttons on the twine is such a clever idea! Thanks for sharing your projects!

lynda said...

So many details I like on the layout - the hearts negative diecut, the camera in the frame, the brads, etc.!!

Carmen Nuland said...

I love the flowers!

Emma Shewan said...

Awesome layouts and cards. Im new to blog hopping and what I ahve seen so far is totally awesome!!!!
Keep up the wornderful work!!!

Julie Leake said...

Interesting to see how you've used the different paper patterns. Thank you for sharing!