Everyday Eclectic Blog Hop & Giveaway

I was super excited to get an email from Allison Kreft inviting me to play along in a blog hop & giveaway celebrating her new line Everyday Eclectic from Echo Park Papers.

Allison's new line is fun and happy - perfect for documenting a wide variety of stories. You can check out the full collection here.

Here's a look at how I used some of the papers and stickers to create a 2-page, 8.5x11 layout:

A closer look at each page:

I printed my photo 8.5x11 (using my Epson R2000) and added a couple of stickers from the Echo Park Everyday Eclectic 12X12 Alpha Stickers. A bit of stitching was added to repeat the stitching on the second page.

And the second page:

I started with a blank sheet of 8.5x11 paper and then I printed this brush onto the background via Photoshop: Thick Journal Lines Brushes & Stamps.

Then I used some great old stamps from Studio Calico (the script one - I have heard from a very reliable source that this stamp set will make an appearance again in the coming months) and some letter stencils (that I think are from Fiskars) along with some chalk ink.

The pattern papers I used include Half Circle 12X12 and Kraft Wood 12X12. I cut the pattern papers to fit inside the printed lines and then stitched them in place with my sewing machine.

Here's a closer look at the stitching on pattern paper:

Love how this page turned out!


Click on the images to link to the products.

Be sure to check out all the blogs on the list to see creative ways to use the collection.

Check out how other people are using Allison's new line:

Check out the new collection available at Two Peas.

GIVEAWAY | One winner will be selected from each blog to receive an Echo Park Paper Everyday Eclectic collection kit. To qualify for the giveaway, post a comment by midnight EST, Wednesday, September 5th. Be sure to leave a comment on each blog and check back there to see if you've won. Each blog will announce its own winner. Please leave comments for this blog's giveaway in the comments section below! (open to U.S. AND international residents)

UPDATE WITH THE WINNER | Congrats to #83 Angel. We'll send you an email.

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  1. Susan R.

    2012-09-02 21:16:25 -0400

    So cute!

  2. Wendy Orme

    2012-09-02 23:41:35 -0400

    Cute layout...that Anna is a doll! PS: Sunday isn't the 5th :)

  3. Petra from NL

    2012-09-03 02:45:22 -0400

    Lovely layout! Great inspiration for us digiscrappers too.

  4. Kimberly C.

    2012-09-03 04:07:01 -0400

    This line is DIVINE! I love what you did with it!

  5. Victoria

    2012-09-03 06:32:25 -0400

    Echo Park release some great designs - thanks for this chance and for it being open to the rest of the world!!!

  6. jean keller

    2012-09-03 08:10:35 -0400

    Your heartfelt journaling reminds me to focus on the sentiment that I want to preserve and pass on. You always present it with such style.Studio Calico never overshadows . Love it.

  7. Kathleen

    2012-09-03 08:46:54 -0400

    Thanks for sharing, Ali and thanks to Echo Park for the awesome giveaway.

  8. Laura Stewart

    2012-09-03 08:58:44 -0400

    love this collection!

  9. tammy g

    2012-09-03 11:37:13 -0400

    Love how you stitched on the pages. Still haven't tried this yet and I'm loving the colors in the paper packet.

  10. Sheena

    2012-09-03 12:10:10 -0400

    love this collection!

  11. CJb

    2012-09-03 12:14:29 -0400

    Wonderful layout! Love the colors in this collection! Thanks for the chance to win!

  12. Kathy L

    2012-09-03 15:00:12 -0400

    Great layout. Need to get my own photo printer so I have more options with photo sizes. Love the paper selection. Just popped over to the site and I love the doily designs. Thanks for the great prize opportunity.

  13. Martha Thomas

    2012-09-03 16:53:55 -0400

    Ali, Saw this cake and it reminds me of your one little word for this year...up. Such a great word...you continue to bless me with your creativity, the way you look at life and your optimism. Sending heavenly thoughts to you and your family. So. Thankful. For. You.


  14. Eileen

    2012-09-03 18:22:54 -0400

    Great collection. The little girl is so sweet.

  15. Kate

    2012-09-03 21:00:43 -0400

    Beautiful photo of Anna. Love how there's a lot of things to look at, but it's not cluttered!!

  16. allie.duckienz

    2012-09-04 05:25:28 -0400

    I love this collection! Thanks for the chance to win!

  17. michelle

    2012-09-04 12:24:09 -0400

    what awesome papers!

  18. jen

    2012-09-04 12:26:02 -0400

    I'd love to win!

  19. HeatherC

    2012-09-04 17:09:00 -0400

    I Totally Love This!!

  20. Keia

    2012-09-04 18:57:41 -0400

    Awesome layout. I really like all the journaling space. I love this collection so fresh and vibrant!

  21. Monica Blain

    2012-09-04 22:32:59 -0400

    Everyday Eclectic is one of my favorite lines of all times! I love how you used it. Anna is adorable :)

  22. june

    2012-09-05 00:56:59 -0400

    Echo Park is one of my favorite new lines. I still love the woodgrain papers and I think that black larger alpha font on the sticker sheet would make some very nice titles!

  23. Charity G.

    2012-09-05 10:50:37 -0400

    I've seen this line and it is gorgeous. I especially love how you used small bits to bring things together, and that title. It has to be my favorite part of the whole page.

  24. Kayla Foister

    2012-09-05 13:05:57 -0400

    I love the simplicity in your pages. Thank you so much for the hop and the chance to win some goodies!

  25. karenladd

    2012-09-05 20:32:03 -0400

    What an amazingly fun layout! LOVE those big stamped titles!

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