Monday, January 28, 2013

and the winner is…


Thanks so much to everyone who joined us on our blog hop this month – it was fun to read your comments about your hair! :)

The lucky winner of any current (available) Echo Park Paper Collection of her choice is:

Jimjams  Tuesday, January 22, 2013 2:44:00 PM

I'm too lazy to colour my hair :o) I just wish that the grey hair wasn't coming through curly!!!
Love the page - neat stitching!
Jemma xx (e-mail on my blog if I'm lucky, but I subscribe anyway)

Congratulations Jemma!  E-mail me with your choice and we’ll get it sent right out to you! :)

Thanks again to everyone for joining us – be sure to check back next month for another fun blog hop and another chance to win!! :)

Thursday, January 24, 2013

valentine pillow box…

I find myself giving more and more gift cards, cash, and little treats as gifts. I created these little pillow boxes to share on the Doodlebug blog.  I think they make the perfect package for all of these little gifts! Making them with a digital die-cut machine (I used my Silhouette Cameo) is super easy and embellishing them with doodlebug goodness is perfection!


Be sure to check out the Doodlebug blog for tons of fun ideas featuring the new Lovebirds Collection! :)


Monday, January 21, 2013

Echo Park Design Team: January 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. I wanted to share a layout I created with the new “Love Story” collection.

FTR2 Tailored Kitcover

I used a little bit of everything on this layout – it was too hard to choose just a few papers or embellishments!


By the way, this photo of Brad and I was taken a couple of years ago when I was trying out a new hair color.  I loved having dark brown hair – for about 3 days – until my blonde roots started growing out…and looked GRAY!  yikes!  Gray hair will come soon enough, I don’t want to look like I have it before I really do.  So I went back to my natural blonde soon afterwards.


Of course, I’m a fan of the sticker banner – and, as usual, I attached it with foam dots – my fave!


Aren’t these little banner flags thingys cute?  I love the little pearl brads too…


And of course, I had to tuck in some of those cute toothpick flags!


Yep, more of the pearl brads along the border strip – but aren’t those little heart tickets are so sweet!


Be sure to follow the blog hop list below as you hop from one blog to the next. ONE winner will be selected from each blog to receive an Echo Park Paper collection kit of their choosing.

To qualify for the kit, you must leave a comment on my blog telling me if you color your hair – and if you do, tell me what color it is now and what color it is naturally…I know, I’m making it rough to qualify for the kit…but it’s totally worth it, right?!? 

[Also, be sure to leave your e-mail address on your comment so I can contact you if you win!]

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.

Here’s the list of everyone who is participating this month – be sure to visit each blog for a chance to win!

Echo Park Paper

Linda Auclair

Tamara Tripodi

Lowri McNabb

Wendy Sue Anderson <--------you are here! :)

Susan Stringfellow

Nancy Damiano

Kandis Smith

Laurel Seabrook


Friday, January 18, 2013

it’s not too early…

…to shop for Valentine’s Day supplies!  And right now, when you shop at Two Peas in a Bucket, you can receive a FREE Valentines Gift when you purchase a product from the designated Valentine's product.

Just click on these cute little hearts to see the lovely “love day” products you can order right away!!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

we love swimming…

As I write this blog post I am sitting in my office with the fireplace blazing full force.  The outside temperature is below zero and I am dreaming of sunshine and warmer days.  What better way to escape to the sunshine than to scrapbook some fun summer photos?!?  (Unless of course you can actually escape to the sunshine…in which case you should absolutely GO because that would be awesome!)
With memories of warmer days gone by, I created this two page layout for the Pebbles blog this week…
The little tags peeking out from behind this photo actually had cute sentiments printed on them – I snipped them off and saved them to use later, but I was excited to add these colors and patterns to my page.
One of my favorite things about the newer Pebbles lines is the package of coordinating dimensional stickers – you know how much I love to pop-dot everything…well, now Pebbles has done it for me!  I sure love the subtle dimension and fun layers.
Oh, and the pretty colors of corrugated thickers!  I love them!
And that sweet little heart speech bubble in the middle of my title was cut right out of a sheet of patterned paper. :)
I love mixing and matching different items  to create little clusters of embellishments – and when they all have words on them I love it even more!
Be sure to check out the Pebbles blog this week for lots of fun ideas using their products – especially if you’re a fan of two-page layouts!