Echo Park Guest Designer plus a GIVEAWAY!

Hi everyone!  I am so excited to share some fun projects with you today I created as the July Guest Designer for one of my very favorite manufacturers - Echo Park!  I seriously LOVE Echo Park paper.  Like big time scrappy crush love.  I do believe I own every single collection they have ever released.  I just find their papers really easy to use and very, well, ME!  LOL! 

The first layout I created uses several different collections including Little Girl, Candy Shoppe, and Metropolitan.  I snapped this photo of my sweet little niece Gia at her 1st birthday party a few weeks ago.  She became completely overwhelmed when it came time to eat her birthday cake and let everyone know just how unhappy she was.  I had to document her sweet little crying face on a layout - just look at those pouty lips!  I laid my papers out in a grid design and placed them against a bright white background - I love how these colors just POP!  A few splatters of coordinating colored mists, some embellishments and bright pink and white baker's twine, and this layout was done.   





Summertime means lots of time outdoors enjoying the sunshine.  This year we joined the local beach and were so thrilled to find out they have a water park there.  On this particular day my littlest guy Brandon spent hours upon hours running through the different water features.  He had so much fun!  Of course I had to use the Splash collection on this layout - the colors were just perfect for my photos.  I used the large wave sticker as the base for my title and popped it all up with some dimensional adhesive.  I love the movement and dimension it adds to my layout.




Finally I created a trio of cards using the Country Drive collection.  For my first card I used the picnic basket sticker as my inspiration.  I cut out the postage stamp border from one of the journaling cards and backed it with the tiny print found on the reverse side.  A little red flower to embellish my picnic basket adds a pop of color while the "a perfect day" sentiment (also cut from one of the journaling cards) finishes things off. 


For my next card I just loved the adorable raspberry postage stamp sticker in the Country Drive collection so I created a mini card to highlight it's sweetness.  The base for my card is a paper from the Splash collection.  I love that the colors coordinate across Echo Park collections - makes it really easy to mix and match!


And finally I created this mini card using the cute little birds on a wire border strip.  The two birds together and the one bird apart prompted my "miss you" sentiment.  The letter stickers are from the very first Echo Park collection in my stash - Sweet Summertime.  I love the fun font of these stickers!



So how about an Echo Park giveaway?  If you'd like to win the adorably sweet Country Drive collection that I used to create the above cards just leave a comment on this blog post and let me know what your favorite Echo Park collection is?  I will leave this contest open until Friday midnight EST and post the winner on my blog on Saturday morning.  Good luck! 

27 comments:

Chloe :-) said...

Ooo ... I just adore your creations!!! Like you, Echo Park is so 'me' too!!! Love love love it!!! My favourite range?? That's really tricky and it would have to be a tie between Little Girl and
Summer Days :-)

Laurel said...

Wow, LOVE your creations today! Really love your style!

Kryssi said...

WOW I am blown away by that first layout! SO much love and attention went into every detail! The others are all amazing as well! My fave is probably Little Girl, I used the heck out of every little scrap! :)

Gregsgirl's crafty corner said...

It's so hard to choose but I love the Holly Jolly Christmas, it's so cute!

buglvr2010 said...

I love your projects and I love EP. Thanks for the chance to win

Cynthia B. said...

Adorable projects, Lynn! I love Echo Park too and am hard-pressed to pick one collection I like best. My first collection I bought from them, A Walk in the Park, sort of sealed the deal for me, and other favorites include Playground (which I only have a digi version of), For the Record, and Little Boy. Their brand new lines - Holly Jolly Christmas and Happy Days - look awesome too! Thanks for sharing your wonderful EP projects, and thanks for the chance to win!

mimisimon said...

Beautiful projects. Right now I'm loving Happy Days.

Samantha Sibbet said...

really fabulous projects lynn! They are lucky to have you!

Jamie said...

GREAT projects, I love them!! I like all of Echo Parks line so choosing a favorite is not easy but so far I gotta say Life is good has been my most loved collection:)

Rebecca said...

These are so cute! I really like all of Echo Park's collections, but the ones that really stick out as favorites are Little Boy and For the Record. Thanks for the chance!

Michelle said...

Oh these are so so cute, Lynn!!! I love the grid in the first one and the one at the pool... so so fun!! Great cards as well! I am expecting to see these published in a magazine soon!!

Wendy Sue said...

Hi Lynn! Don't enter me in the contest...but I had to leave a comment to tell you how much I love these projects. Every single one! Love the photo of your little niece - and the layout you made to showcase it is absolutely adorable. Love the way you did the title on the pool layout - so clever and fun. And I love those cards too - perfection! :o)

Emily said...

Wow! Great projects! They are all so fun and beautiful :) My fav is a walk in the park!!

Emily (coolcricutcreations at yahoo dot com)

TeacherMom said...

Wow! Your projects are awesome!! Thanks for sharing. What a generous giveaway. I would take any Echo Park paper (especially if it meant I could scraplift you!) but I really like the Happy Days line. Of course, they are all so cute!!!!
Thanks again,
TeacherMom

Jana Eubank said...

CUTE!!! Love every single project! WOW!

littlen said...

all of your work is so great. what talent you have. i like the splash collection for all those summer vacation lo's.

Melissa said...

Love your projects, especially the first layout! What a cute picture! :)

My favorite EP collection is Victoria Gardens, although Country Drive is a close second! Thanks for the chance!

laura vegas said...

gorgeous projects lynn! love the layouts. your niece is so adorable and i just love the design of her page. and love the wave border on brandon's page! super cute card too!

Margie said...

Beautiful projects!! My favorite collection is Victoria Gardens-with Country Drive a close second!

Linda said...

Love your designs! I love the Be Mine collection. My favorite of their new release is Little Girl. Take care.

Carolyn Lontin said...

GORGEOUS projects!!! I love wintertime & splash ... though I don;t think I will be able to resist apothecary! Thanks for the chance to win! :)

Diana Waite said...

I agree I LOVE Echo Park and own pretty much every line I can get my hands on! :) these creations are AWESOME!

Shawna said...

Love your projects! Very nice! My favorite collection is their new Happy Days one coming out. Can not wait to get my hands on some!

tamkayzak74 said...

Love all of the projects posted.. but especially the "Cry Baby" layout! Great use of scraps and the detail is fabulous!

Lisa P said...

I missed the timing, but I love Echo Park and I love the projects you are doing this week. I love the Splash collection and the Playground collection they had last spring.

Carla said...

so gorgeous girl! I'm sure you had a blast using some girly papers! I'm a HUGE Echo Park Fan. Love everything they make! I think I like a walk in the park line. But I love that you can use all the papers for anything!

Keshet said...

Loving Summer Days:)