Monday, August 04, 2014

Being S-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-d as a Scrapbooker ... Echo Park

I admire people who can use embellishment stickers and many words on a scrapbook page.  I use one or two words (other than jouranling) but no more.  One of my favorite designers is Lisa Swift.  I love what she can do with Echo Park.  Because of her influence I decided to buy one of their fun collections Capture Life

This is a layout with two of my granddaughters.  The older granddaughter was passing her wisdom and bravery to her "Little" cousin.  I love these two.

Amazing

Fortunately, there are a lot of Echo Park fans so I was able to get a few ideas from them and try my hand at this style of scrapbooking for the first time.  I think I was able to sneak in my style nonetheless.

Ingredients
Echo Park Capture Life collection
Tim Holtz, Distress Inks, idea-ology arrows, Sizzix's Alterations
Prima Flowers
Studio 490 stamps with Stampers Anonymous 
Martha Stewart doilies
Heidi Swapp butterflies 
Doodlebugs buttons
Fancy Pants ribbon
Ranger paint dabber Picket Fence
I love the center of the page with all the amazing elements enhancing the photos. I am surprised how much I loved do this.  I have already completed more layouts using this style with Echo Park, Bo Bonny, and Graphic 45.  I can't wait to share with you. 

Remember this sign...
I have taken it down, although I am still working on the blog, the largest of the jobs are completed.  What do you think of the new look?

Have a Crafty Day!  
 
 

14 comments:

  1. Awww, Debby you are so sweet. I'm glad you tried something outside of your comfort zone. You did an amazing job and really rocked the Capture Life. And yes, I see you added your own wonderful signature touches to this page as well. Good for you! I hope you share this one the Echo Park Facebook page. :)

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    1. Thank you for compliment and I am glad you could see a little of me in there. I'll try to share with EP.

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  2. love the page and the pictures! You rocked the words :):). Love this template for the blog~very stream lined and clean looking :) ~ Love it!!!!

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    1. Thanks Connie. I had to dust up my use of html and make about 100 mistakes...but I am almost satisfied with it. Just a few more touches here and there.

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  3. Love your layout, Debbie! Lisa is such a fabulous scrapbooker, and I'm glad you took the jump and worked with EP, it turned out great!

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    1. Thanks Amy. I love your layout with EP too.

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  4. Great job! You totally pulled it off. Love the yellow chevron cut out and pp behind it!

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    1. Thank you Ange. I recently purchased that die wondering what I would make. I didn't have it a week and tada it works great with this line of paper. m

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  5. Great layering ! You made a lovely layout ! I love Lisa's work too...

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    1. Thanks Valerie. I read your blog a bit today and found several takes on some sketches and they are great. I love it when scrapbookers work outside the box.

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  6. Totally awesome! It is beautiful and artistic! When I try to use this much, I end up with a cluttered mess, but I am inspired to keep going! You have long been part of my inspiration!

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    1. Thank you Suzi...you have been my number one encourager.

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  7. I have this EP collection but why don't my layouts look as amazing as this?!! LOL! Simply beautiful and the word stickers are perfectly placed and add so much to your design!

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  8. P/S: I can never figure out how to use those word stickers that come in collections myself so this is going to be PINNED immediately!

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