13 September 2010

Echo Park

I've never really been into a lot of the 'cute' scrapbooking collections, but lately I've been in love with all things cute and whimsical... don't know why?? I guess our tastes change, or something catches our eye or our imagination and we just run with it for a while...

Last month it was Cosmo Cricket 'DeLovely' (which I still *love*). This month it's Echo Park - each of the first three collections!! I can't really choose a favourite, but I've started playing with "Walk in the Park" for my Scrap Pile layouts this month.

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I created this layout with these challenges in mind:
# Scrap Fit ~ Workout #27 ~ Using a sketch by Cherie Averill
# Paper Sundaes ~ Challenge #35 ~ Use at least three different kinds of embellishment
I used: flowers, buttons, journalling card, alphabet stickers
# Crafty Creations ~ Challenge 84 ~ Transportation

This is my second Echo Park layout ~ I really love yellow with teal, and I can never resist a guinea pig moment!

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Over at Scrap Pile, I've used this layout as the basis of some tips on ways to personalising stickers.  Pop over to the forum for the details.  Here are some closeups:


  1. Karen, your pages are fantastic! That paper is simply fabulous, and your embellishments are just perfect. Thanks for playing at Paper Sundaes this week.


  2. Thanks for playing along at Crafty Creations in our Transportation challenge. Great layout - love it! Cheers Claire x

  3. Wow I just love you and echo park, you rocked it, these layouts look gorgeous, I love seeing photos of Jazi and Ella, will show Nate. I ask him all the time how much he loves Jazi and he spreads his little arms out. so cute. Melxx

  4. Wow this is great! Love all those sweet flowers and embellishments! Thanks for playing at Crafty Creations this week!

  5. I certainly love the cute papers! I love pretty colours. :)
    I must say that I absolutely love your layouts, especially the first one. It is absolutely gorgeous!

  6. Wonderful layouts, love your bright cheerful colors! Thanks for playing the Crafty Creations challenge with us!!

  7. Those are fabulous LO!!! LOve the bright fun colors!

  8. WOW Karen...both of these layouts are just gorgeous girl...I just got some of this Echo Park Paper, can't wait to use it :) Thanks for the inspiration and thanks for playin' along with us at ScrapFit.

  9. these scrapbook pages are fab...gorgeous DP too. Thanks for joining us at Paper sundaes this week.


  10. Wow.. Beautiful pages, I agree that paper is adorable !

    Thanks for joining our challenge at Paper Sundaes !


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