Thursday, July 07, 2011

dots and stripes (and a giveaway)…

I love both of them – dots and stripes I mean…and when you put them together in the perfect shades of the best colors…perfection!  That’s exactly what Echo Park Paper Company did in a recent release – two different color sets – metropolitan

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and candy shoppe. 

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I love how all of the colors coordinate not only with each other, but also with so many of their other collections.

Now is probably a great time to share a little bit of fun news with you…though it hasn’t been “officially announced,” I joined Echo Park’s in-house design team a couple of months ago – and I’ve been working on some fun “behind the scenes” projects.  If you subscribe to their monthly newsletter, you may have seen a couple of my projects in their “consumer project” section of their last two newsletters (June and July).

Here’s an image July’s newsletter:

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I know that image is teensy…here’s another little peek:

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If you’d like to see a better image, along with instructions for this layout, click here to see the pdf they put together for their consumers (that would be YOU!).

In honor of my love for all things dots and stripes – and my love for these two great paper collections – I’d love to share some with you!  I just happen to have an extra set of Candy Shoppe Dots & Stripes paper (the same set I used on the layout in the newsletter) that I’d love to give away to one of my blog readers.  Just leave a comment on this blog post telling me the last patterned paper you purchased or your all-time favorite pattern (polka-dots anyone?!?) to scrapbook with.  Be sure to leave your e-mail address so I can contact you if you win.  I’ll choose a winner on Monday morning!

Also, if you can’t get enough of Echo Park Paper and ideas, you just HAVE to check out their new Project Gallery on Flickr!  You’ll find lots and lots of fun ideas there!  You can also check them out on their blog (here) and on  Facebook (here) – I know they share lots of ideas…and host some fun giveaways too! :o)

46 comments:

  1. Stripes! I adore a monotone stripe just like the ones in the Echo Park Paper!

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  2. I LOVE polka dots!! They are probably my favorite! I did recently pick up Country Drive from Echo Park :) and a 6x6 pad from MME,one of the Stella & Rose collections. I love that layout, btw, will definitely be checking out the pdf!! :)

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  3. I am totally a dot girl - I hardly ever buy patterend paper without at least 1 piece of dotted paper!

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  4. I love the new Echo Park papers. Just picked up a pad of MME Lime Twist - lots of cute patterns in that one (some big dots, small dots and stars...) msmith2132@woh.rr.com

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  5. I definitely love the both the dots & stripes collection. The colors are so lovely that I can't bear to use my 6x6 pads.

    My recent purchase were 6x6 pads from MMM Fly A Kite, Stella & Rose Hazel.

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  6. I actually just bought some of the Dots & Stripes paper and I'm regretting not buying even more...I love them so much and they are so versatile, it seems like I'm using atleast alittle bit of them on every layout I'm making lately!

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  7. My favorite paper is DCWV Glitter pack--specifically a brown and pink polka dot--love the polka dots. Would love to win.

    heidi @ dicarlo1 dot com

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  8. Polk a dots are my favorite! I don't know the brand of the glittered polkadot paper I used but it was a stack that had coordinating patterns including adorable fin glittery stripes and owl paper. I used it tonscrapbook my second daughters second bday owl party pics. I would love to win! Taknight1@comcast.net

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  9. Ohh boy! The last one I purchased? I think it was Echo Park Country Drive.

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  10. Polka dots are my fave!

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  11. Polka dots and stripes - I think every layouts needs a bit of each! ;) The last paper I bought was actually the Echo Park Springtime line.

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  12. The last one would be a stampin up pack with various colors and patterns in brights colors. THESE are adorable papers! I need to get these! Lately I'm definitely a polka dot girl.

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  13. I'm totally addicted to patterned paper! It's my not-so-secret vice! I love dots and stripes, and Echo Park is a recent fave!

    Charlene

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  14. Love, LOVE ECHO PARK! and I didn't know you teamed up with them...HOW GREAT IS THAT!!!

    Love stripes and polka dots. What is not to like about them. SO versatile and EP rocks in both departments. I am out to own every collection of Echo Park- they are truly, truly my fave company this year! LOVE THEM!

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  15. Thanks for the giveaway! I love circles, and that incudes Polka Dots!!

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  16. I love dots AND stripes! Lately I've been diggin the rainbow colors. My latest favorite Echo Park collection is the Life is Good set! Thanks!

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  17. LOVE Echo Park! Thanks for the chance. The latest thing I got from them was the Splash collection and my latest paper purchase in general was Stella & Rose from MMI. T

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  18. I love polka dots! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  19. I am addicted to argyle! I buy almost any paper in that pattern.

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  20. I love polka dots and the new Bella Blvd line. I'm a paper addict :) Thanks for the giveaway!

    Sherri :)

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  21. Congratulations Wendy! so happy for you on Echo Park and Garden Girl. and that Zach is better- that is the very BESTEST news!
    i love polka dots all sizes all colors, so i would LOVE the Candy Shoppe!
    my newest paper pack that i purched is EP For the Record- love it!

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  22. congratulations!!!
    the last paper I purchased was some new cosmo cricket with- you guessed it- polka dots! :D (I think it's the odds & ends line?)

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  23. I LOVE polka dots! Actually I hoard them! These papers are great colors and patterns! THanks for sharing! My last paper I just bought was from PTI - Fruiti Tutti - love the colors, patterns and guess what? The grapes are designed with polka dots! Connie G

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  24. I love polka dots too, all colors, all sizes.

    isabel
    isabelmustik@free.fr

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  25. I love the color combo on Metropolitan !!! Beautiful !
    I'm a dot girl ;-)

    Vitoria B - i.marques05@laposte.net

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  26. OHHHH! I love love love grids and polka dots! I bought some random cardstock.....and then some old EP packs awhile back:) THANKS for the chance to win! sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com

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  27. Congrats on the new position! My last paper purchase was some of Pink Paislee's Hometown Summer, I love that line!

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  28. A huge congrats to you! I'm more of a stripes girl myself. My last paper purchase was Splash. I just love EP packs!! Thanks for the chance to win :)

    Melissa S - lissa_a_smith@hotmail.com

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  29. Haven't purchased patterned paper in a while, I'm saving my pennies for a cool birthday gift for hubby! But I tend to love anything with flowers, or anything that I see someone else use in a cool way!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    katrynkaATgmailDOTcom

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  30. Polka dots and stripes!!! Both are my favorites! I can never pass them up no matter what!
    Trish
    rdnckgrl64@cfl.rr.com

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  31. Congratulations!! I really love Echo Park! EP Playground was my last paper purchase, but I love polka dots and stripes.

    Thanks for the chance to win.
    Mindy

    ritchie_dm@hotmail.com

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  33. I love dots and plaids best! The stripes look great too. Last paper I bought was TPC Studios and October Afternoon. I do seriously like Echo Park too.

    mcsumfam@aol.com

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  34. Oh I do love polka dots! My last patterned paper I bought was by Stampin' Up! called Just Add Cake. It's awesome!

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  35. I love polka dots and houndstooth! I just bought some of the new crate paper yesterday- the pattern that looks like old fashioned books to make a reading journal. So excited that you are a part of Echo Parks design team! Can't wait to see all the awesome projects you come up with!

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  36. They looks fun on both layout and cards.

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  37. My two favorite paper manufacturers are Jillibean Soup and Echo Park and they both have lots of great stripes and dots. So great for any kind of layout.
    debsusee@yahoo.com

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  38. I just bought a couple stacks yesterday, but I love polka dots and anything with typography or maps on it.

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  39. Congrats, Wendy! You've been getting so many great gigs lately, it's awesome! I love Echo Park because they always include lots of alphabets in their lines. I hope they keep that up!

    My favorite papers are paisleys or texts, but I also have a weakness for notebook-themed paper.

    Amy

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  40. Thanks for the chance to win. I just adore a subtle polka dot. Wait... is that an oxymoron?

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  41. My favorite patterned paper has always been white polka dots (not tiny, not giant, just perfect) on BRIGHT colored paper. Makes my heart go pitter-patter. :)

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  42. congrats to you on your new spot with echo park.
    Love their paperlines. The new dots and stripes are really cool and look like alot of fun to use.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Fran heupel
    jfcheupel@yahoo.com

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  43. ooooh, yes, count me in! I love the dots and stripes--for a card maker they are a must have. congrats on your behind the scenes "secret" work with EP!

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  44. I love your work---you are amazing....i love stripes and dots too.

    Becky

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  45. I love dots, i love stripes, i love flowers... i adore paper, all patterns!

    paulomarques@free.fr

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  46. I have a love thing for Dots Big,small, colored, outlines you name it I LOVE IT Ha.. Thanks for the chance.

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