Tuesday, July 19, 2011

good morning…good morning…good morning…

Can you hear that Echo?  There’s a lot of that going on here today…actually there has been a LOT of that going on here for the last couple of weeks.  Echoing, I mean.  But not that kind of Echo…I’m talking about the Echo Park Paper Company type of echo! :o)  I let the information out a little early – about joining their in-house design team, so you probably already know that – but what you may not have known is that I’ve been busily working on projects for their booth at CHA.  And today I get to share some of my projects – wanna see???

I was able to work with three of the new lines being released this week:

The Apothecary Emporium is a fun line for Halloween.  I love that it’s not super “cutesy” but not totally distressed and vintagey either – it’s a good balance for me.


And here are a few projects I created with this fun kit:

First up – a layout:


And a few cards:


And how about a candy tube (before it had candy in it):


Next up – Victoria Gardens – this is such a pretty line with soft feminine colors and designs – but you KNOW that won’t stop me from using it on some BOY projects, right?!?


Here’s a layout I made for the booth:


(these are not the best photos of my projects – I was in a hurry so I could get them sent off in time and so I had to take the pics outside…in full sun…so they look kind of washed out – but they are so NOT washed out colors in real life – they are gorgeous!)


The old fashioned lamp post sticker is my favorite! ;)


Of course, there are cards too:



And finally, here’s their 3rd release that I was able to play with – and this one was a big secret until today!  Happy Days! :o)


I opened up this package and all of a sudden I was a little kid watching re-runs of Happy Days while my mom cooked dinner…yes, I am old – but that doesn’t mean you have to be old like me to appreciate this collection! ;)

Here’s a layout:


And some cards:


And a quick little treat bag:


Working on these projects for CHA was so much fun – I truly love all of these lines and I’m looking forward to sharing a lot more Echo Park projects here on my blog in the very near future!

But wait, there’s more! 

Echo Park is actually revealing an ADDITIONAL three lines that will be coming out soon – they shared the big announcement on their blog this morning.  Here’s a peek:

Holly Jolly Christmas:


Season’s Greetings:

Happy Days-Kit Cover

And Dots & Stripes Christmas:DS14016_KitCollection_2

You can click on the images to see each line in it’s entirety – and you’re definitely going to want to take a peek – not only to see the gorgeous papers and designs…but some of these lines even have coordinating brads, extra stickers, and even stamps!!

And now…because you’ve read this HUGE long post, I’d love to share a little something special with you.  Are you ready?  Listen carefully…how about a giveaway…giveaway…giveaway?!?  Leave a comment on this post telling me which of the first three lines is your favorite and you just might win it for yourself!  (The holiday lines are not available quite yet – but watch for possible giveaways in the future.) 

So…which is your favorite out of these lines:

Apothecary Emporium  -  Victoria Gardens  -  Happy Days


Leave a comment with your favorite out of these three, along with your e-mail address so I can contact you if you win.  I’ll choose a random winner on Thursday morning.  Good Luck! :o)


  1. I recently won the VIctoria Gardens from the Flickr Gallery contest, and let me say it is even more beautiful in person! I am really torn on the other two lines, I LOVE them both!! I usually don't do Halloween-y type products just because they never inspire me, but I am really loving this one! I think the tones of colors and sticker embellishments are perfect! Then Happy Days is AMAZING looking!! I love the colors and all the fun patterns in the papers, also how cute are those stickers! I also saw all of the new embellishments on the blog, and I am in love! I will definitely be buying all of these, so how great would it be to win one to save me a little moolah so I can afford to print pics to use with all the yumminess! LOL! Thanks for the chance! I love Echo Park, and so excited to see you as one of their designers!! Inspiration is AMAZING!! :)


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  3. the only one I don't really care for is Victoria- I think the other two are equally adorable.

  4. YOu are going to make us pick a favorite? What if we love them all ;) I do like the all but I like the bright colors from the new Happy Days. I think they would be great with so many pages. Your layouts and Ideas are awesome. Love the best day ever card! So cute~!


  5. Well, when I first saw Apothecary Emporium, I thought the same thing you did...not cutesy, but not too vintage/grunge either! But then I got to Happy Days and thought, "Ohhhhhhhhhhh, I love this! So much fun!!!" It's a pretty close tie, but very different "subjects"!! Thanks Wendy Sue! As always, I enjoy your blog every day!!

  6. Oh geez . . . one favorite? I LOVE everything Echo Park. But if I HAVE to say, it would be Happy Days. LOVE the colors and the theme is so original! Thanks sharing all your projects. They are great!!!

  7. I love them all but if I have to pick one it would be Apothecary Emporium.

  8. I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE Happy Days! I'm not too old for that! Fonzy is the best! And this design... Waouh!!!!
    Stephanie : jamulie@aol.com

  9. Wendy, you seriously ROCK MY WORLD! These projects are so fantastic! I love them. All these collections are amazing. I personally love the Victoria Gardens. Stunning. Hope you are having a wonderful day!

  10. I'm in love with the Happy Days set - who wouldn't love the bright, fun, retro look?? Thanks for sharing your projects; I'm always inspired by your creativity! (And thanks for the opportunity to win!)
    Katie E. (keggett@hotmail.com)

  11. Happy Days! I love the bright colors and patterns :). Thanks for the chance!


  12. Happy Days are here again!! Love this set. Love everything about it. This may be one of the only set that really dazzled me this summer. Echo Park is my new go to product and they didn't disappoint. LOVE IT.
    juliescrapbook at gmail dot com

  13. I love the Victoria Gardens collection!

  14. I love Apothecary...perfect for my Halloween photos and projects!

  15. FABULOUS projects! You are amazing! I love Victoria Gardens! It's just so pretty!

  16. I love the Apothecary Emporium like.

  17. I am totally in love with HAPPY DAYS!!! such childhood memories - plus I adore the gift bag project you did!! EP is always one of my absolute favorites. Must say though - kinda over the victorian thing.
    THANKS for sharing...always great


  18. I love all Echo Park but out of those three I would have to say Victoria Gardens is my favorite. Thanks for your inspiration and the chance to win!

  19. I just loved the bright colors of the new Happy Days collection. The cards & pages you have made with all the sets are amazing!

    Shauna S.(Shaunaks@ q.com)

  20. I just love all your projects and am so happy to be on the EP design team with you! I also gotta say, great minds think alike, eh?! I also made cany tubes and added those little round stickers to the top! So fun!

  21. OHHH! Beautiful projects! I love the Victoria Gardens line--and that Happy Days collection....but I also love the Halloween papers! LOVE them all:)
    THANKS for the chance to win- sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com

  22. I love Victoria Gardens... Happy Days looks really fun too.

    I also love the new Christmas collections and the Christmas Dots & Stripes is gonna be a MUST HAVE! Hope I can get the 12x12 kit.

  23. I love Happy Days...but Victoria Gardens looks awesome too! Cannot wait to see the Christmas Collections...

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  25. Echo Park is one of my fave companies lately!!! I seem to head right to their papers when I walk into our LSS. As for my favorite of these 3, I think Victoria Gardens is my fave!!! Thanks for the opportunity to win :)

  26. Correction! Thanks for the opportunity! I was just in your twopeaschat! I love the Happy Days collection!

  27. I'm torn between Victoria Gardens and Happy Days.....would probably go with Victoria Gardens though, 'cuz I love what you've done with it (monicamoedt@gmail.com). Thanks!

  28. I would have to say the apothecary emporium.....i can't wait to see the dot one out in the future too.


  29. Oh my gosh now that's a tough question!! I LOVE them all! But if I had to pick just one, it would be Victoria Gardens!!

  30. I would choose Happy Days. So bright and fun!

  31. I would have to pick Victoria Gardens - love the colors and patterns!!! Hard to choose though as there are things I like about them all! Connie G

  32. I've say first would be the Apothecary since I've loved it the minute I first saw it, but then I have a thing for black and white paired with other colors. I have to agree, though, that the lamp post alone may entice me towards the Victoria Garden and I do love the damask in that too. And, you know I love Dots and Strips, now in Christmas colors too?? Tough choices - All are Fabulous!

  33. All of the collections are fabulous but Apothecary is by far my favorite. Love the classic black, white and orange combo. Thanks for the opportunity to win it!


  34. HI! Picking 1 is hard but I like the fun Happy Days line the best. Thank you for the opportunity to win. Really enjoy your blog and projects.

  35. Love them all, but Happy Days is my favorite!

  36. Another vote for Happy Days....thanks for chance to win. My e-mail is nancy4004@bellsouth.net. Have a great day!

  37. What a lot of eye candy today, you are amazing! I love Happy Days, my fingers are crossed!


  38. I like all three new collections, but will choose Victoria Gardens as my fave! Thanks for sharing your cute projects!.

  39. Definitely the Halloween collection. I have a definite weakness for Halloween stuff!

  40. What beautiful pages and cards you made! I think I have to say I like Apothecary Emporium the best.

  41. I just love the Victoria Gardens :-)

  42. My fave is Happy Days. Such awesome bright colors!

  43. I love Echo Park!!! If I have to choose I think Happy Days will be it because I am attracted to happy, vibrant colors!!!
    My e-mail is: lucy_newton@prodigy.net.mx
    And if you can´t ship to Mexico I have a mailforward address in USA. Thanks!!!

  44. Lovely paper. I can't pick a favorite. i love all those yummy designs and colors.

  45. I would love to win Apothecary Emporium its so cool! I have been wanting to do a haunted house and this is perfect!