Friday, September 23, 2011

Sweet! - A Cutters Creek/Echo Park Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the Cutters Creek Blog Hop!  This month we are all using Echo Park Paper products, which you can find in the store right here.  If you've arrived here from Mandie's blog, you're in the right place; if you're just starting out, you may want to go start the hop over at the Cutters Creek Blog and work your way back through the list.  When you're done here, you'll move along over to Deanna's blog, where I'm sure she has something awesome cooked up for us!

If you get lost along the way, here's the complete lineup:
So, for my project today I whipped out a 2-page scrapbook layout using the Country Drive collection kit.  Be sure to click on the picture to see it larger!

FYI, in case those two little girls with my two big girls look familiar it's because they're Mandie's.  I figured she wouldn't mind my sharing pics of her kids on the 'net since she does!  Anyway, I of course started with a sketch for my layout (this one's from one of Scrapbook Generations Publishing's books) and changed things up a little to make it work for what I wanted.  I used the letter stickers in the kit for my title, and simply matted the large word 1) to draw more attention to it and 2) because the large letters were the same color as my cardstock background.


Yet again, I inked the edges of my small squares of paper with coordinating ink.  Not only does this add dimension, but it also helps disguise any place where my cuts may not have been perfectly straight.  The little raspberries are cut from the paper with strips of various patterns on it - I cut the entire strip, then cut squares from it.  The squares are popped up on foam adhesive.  My "lacy eyelet" border was made with a Fiskars punch.  I used skinny 1/8" ScorTape to adhere both this border and the narrow strip of striped paper.  (Psst, I love the 1/8" for stuff like this!)


This is my journaling block.  I will fill it out later - I don't like to journal under pressure, and since I just finished this today, well...  I made the banner piece look more "flag-like" by placing a small piece of foam adhesive under part of it.  This little bit of dimension makes it feel like it's waving in the wind!  Finally, I added a couple of raspberry stickers from the kit to tie in with the raspberry squares in the border strip below.

I hope you enjoyed today's project, and would love it if you become a follower or subscriber.  Don't forget to hop along to Deanna's blog next.  When you're ready to shop, be sure to head on over to the Cutters Creek store and browse the Echo Park Paper selections, as well as all the other goodies that Kim has stocked!

28 comments:

  1. What a sweet layout. Love the squares and the border punch.

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  2. Cute! The border punch is awesome...gives it the right amount of girlie detail! Great job!!

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  3. Lori!! BEAUTIFUL layouts!!! The way you used your squares is so clever and the border has me wanting it! Fantastic job!

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  4. This is so soft and beautiful. I love the diamond pattern teal paper and the berries. The "Sweet Memories" goes perfectly with these papers! So sweet. Love it! Deanna sent me over. Glad to have heard about your hop. Have a fun, creative weekend! :) Janis
    http://PauseDreamEnjoy.blogspot.com/

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  5. That lace border gives it such a nice girly touch! Beautiful layout!

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  6. Love the layout. I love Country Drive! I like your idea about making the banner look like a flag, definitely going to try it on my next layout!

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  7. Adorable layout, love the colors. I am now a follower.

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  8. Lori, your layout is lovely. I am new to Echo Park but this blog hop is making me want to purchase more EP paper.

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  9. Adorable Layout! Its so sweet looking with the squares of paper and the border. Just perfect.

    Sharon
    rsmobley85@gmail.com

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  10. BEAUTIFUL LO!!! I just love how picking and choosing papers from this collection can make it feel totally different each time! I really love the flag bumped up to look like it is blowing in the wind. Definitely something I want to try!

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  11. OH yea, I became a follower too! ;)

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  12. Wonderful layout! And your girls are sooo precious! TFS

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  13. Love the "bump" in the banner... that's just genius!!! (soooo stealing that...hope you don't mind!!).... became a follower!!

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  14. Cute, cute layout! Love the patchwork at the bottom for starters!

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  15. That bump banner is adorable and I like your instructions. CUTE!

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  16. Don't know how i missed the Country Drive line, it is really pretty and soft. I usually go for the in your face EP papers, but will have to give this one a try.

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  17. Very cute! Love how you added some dimension on the banner! Fabulous!

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  18. Very berry sweet layout. I love how you used the foam under the banner to make it look like it is waving. Great idea!

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  19. Beautiful layout Lori...Country Drive is one of my vary favorite EP collections.

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  20. The star edge border I found really cute. It is such a beautiful girly layout. And that little girl that is featured on the layout is simply adorable.

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  21. Such a sweet layout. I love the dimensions you added and the banner effect. Very nice. TFS.

    Kris
    dietzrobles at yahoo dot com

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  22. Lori, such a sweet, feminine layout. Love the colors and all the detail you put into it!

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  23. Lori, great layout! Love the colours.

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  24. Great layout. This is my very first blog hop. Thank you Mandie for introducing me and thank you to the Cutters Creek team for doing the hop!

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  25. Very sweet layout! We love the raspberry details, and scalloped edges! Great Job!

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