Thursday, August 18, 2011

*Echo Park & The Twinery Blog Hop*

Hi everyone!
Welcome to the first Anniversary Blog Hop with The Twinery:







There are LOTS of prizes in this hop  that is open for the next 2 days for you to
sit back, relax, check out all the beautiful creations from each blog!
You could win 3 (yes, 3!!!!) collections from Echo Park
and this sample pack from The Twinery:

















I hope you enjoy!

If you came here from Sheri Twings blog - you are in the right place!
If you're not quite sure where to start -
just go right back to the beginning at The Twinery's Blog

Here's a little something I put together for this hop:
(click on image to see it larger)


I enjoyed mixing Echo Park Papers together with The Twinery!
The papers & embellishments I used are

from Echo Park's following lines:  Summer Days, & Little Girl.

twine from The Twinery

I stitched around the scallop circle edge:
(click on image for closer look)

and I stitched a letter "P" and cut it out:


then I did something I've seen but haven't tried too much, I left the twine showing
from the back of my stitching:

& I like how fun & playful it looks next to my sweet great niece's photo's.
(gosh I love that baby girl!)


Now, remember - keep hopping along to the blogs
so you can have a chance to win some fun prizes!

At the end of the hop - you will head back to the
Echo Park blog with your comment on what your
FAVORITE project is from the hop.
One lucky person will win 3 of Echo Park Paper Collections:


and just when you thought THAT was all....
I am also hosting a giveway of my own! I'm giving away a Happy Days Collection Pack!
(just leave me a comment here and I'll enter your name in the drawing!)

Now get to hoppin! From here you will head to:  Katrina Hunt's Blog ...

have fun & have a great day!

Remember - this hop is open until 11:59pm EST, Friday, August 19th.
and Prizes will be announced on Saturday, August 20th

p.s. thank you ALL so much for your sweet comments on American Crafts!
I'm so excited to be returning another year!
Your words all just made me smile huge. Thank you again!

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Anna Sigga said...

Girl that layout is too darn cute!!

Maria Therese said...

Really cool layout!! I finally ordered some twine too and can't wait to try it :)

Nancy said...

I love your layout! I'm usually very careful to tape my ends back, but now I think I'll give this a try. Too cute! I think the ends of the twine draw just a little extra attention to your photos. Fantastic!

Ujjwal said...

Really beautiful layout! Love the details you have added with the twine!

Lauren said...

Awesome layout! I love the twine around the scallops! Thanks for the opportunity to win such wonderful prizes!

Lauren

Jingle said...

ADORABLE page!!!

janet said...

This is an adorable page!. But then, look at that face- what's now too love! Love the bright colors and your use of twine. Love it! And thanks for the chance to win!

Lizscraps said...

really cute page and the twine stitching accents are just right. the color combo is very eye pleasing. TFS

Handmade Cards by Archana said...

So adorable.love the way u have used the twine.very creative.

Amy Coose said...

She is such a doll baby, and the LO is gorgeous!

♥Rach♥ said...

Well the best part is the adorable baby girl, BUT the rest is just adorable too. Yummy colors!

Linda Harris said...

As your layout says Beautiful!!!!! Thanks for sharing...

Vicki said...

Awesome layout. Just lovely. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win. I'm a new follower. Can't wait to see some more of your work.


Vicki
vwilson577 at yahoo.com

Caroline Hackney said...

You've done a really great job to bring out the yellow of your niece's T-shirt... the background paper and the twine really make this LO pop! :)

Heather Innusa said...

What an amazing layout!!! I love all of the twine addition!!!

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Super sweet layout!! TFS ;o)

Khristen said...

What a sweet layout...the papers are perfect to showcase such a little cutie :) Love the messy edges you left sticking out. TFS!

Monika Wright said...

Awesome layout using the Echo Park papers and The Twinery baker's twine...and your great niece is just adorable! Congrats on returning to the AC team, too!

Kelly Massman said...

So very sweet!!!!!!!!!!! And, thanks for a chance to win some goodies!
kmassmanATgmailDOTcom

Amanda said...

I love, love, love this layout! It's so bright and cheerful and the pictures are gorgeous!

Alicia a.k.a. Crafty Al said...

Just love the bright colors on this LO. TFS

Debbie said...

Love the colours!

Debbie said...

Please enter my name in the draw for the Happy Days Collection Pack! Thanks!

beckyjune said...

Gorgeous work as always, Leslie. That EP collection is so cute!

perezmom said...

So so cute!

Glenys said...

Great layout!

Keva said...

Look at that sweet face! What great colors and layout design. Very pretty!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Beautiful layout! TFS. :)

Kathy Skou said...

LOVE how you used the twine as a border.. so clever!

Diana said...

Beautiful layout. Just adorable.

KimberlyRae said...

Wowwwwwzzzzers!
Now, that's a Line-up of
Pure A W E S O M E N E S S!

[Love, love, love your Adorable Layout...great idea with stitching the twine around to frame it all..Great job]!

There couldn't be a Better
Hop-along to go along with
my eCraft then This
Dream chance for
---->ECHO PARK PAPERS and Baker's Twine<----
WooT! ;]

Blessings,
KimberlyRae
http://kreationsbykimberlyrae.com/blog

DeeDee said...

I love the effect that leaving the edges of the twine out had, too! Adds another layer and some great detail work! Fab job! And your niece IS beautiful!

Miranda said...

Such a sweet page!!

Donna Phelan said...

Okay those papers and that twine are gorgeous, but that face is BEAUTIFUL! How sweet!!!!

CRAZY4CHRIST said...

Very cute layout!! I am a new follower, thanks for the chance to win
Kristan
sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

Nicole said...

Absolutely beautiful! Way too cute! :) Thank you for sharing!

Cyndi said...

What an adorable layout!

Jerusha said...

What a cute layout! Love the way you have incorporated the twine. So sweet!!

Jen said...

Cute! Adorable! Cute!!
Thanks for the giveaway chance!
mrsDOTjenniferwrightATgmailDOTcom
upcycledscrapbooking.blogspot.com

Tabitha said...

your layout is just adorable.

scrapdiva said...

cute layout

Ashley @ Heartmade Stationery said...

I love how the ends of your twine look all out and cute. And I'm really digging the circle layout. Circles must be in now! Very nice work!

Jennifer said...

What a cute layout. TFS

Mel said...

Such a beautiful page! I love those photos, and that design is great. Thanks for the chance to win yet again!

Lisa said...

Wonderful layout here! And your neice is adorable...love those chubby little cheeks! Thanks for sharing :)

Jenn said...

Very sweet LO! Thanks for sharing!

Marie said...

I love the LO and your subtle uses of twine!

Cathy said...

You layout creation is adorable as is your niece, I became a new follower. I cfrave inspiration.
mexicopetshop at hotmail dot com

Sheri Twing said...

Leslie, your layout is so adorable! But with such cute pics how could it not be? I love how you stitched the twine around the circle and added that stitched "P"! So cute!

Chris and Paige Evans said...

I remember seeing your sneak pics of this on Twitter! IT turned out soooo awesome! I love the hand stitching!

karahoward said...

Love you fun use of the twine. And it's nice to know that I don't have to hide the ends :)

Andrea said...

Love the layout!

Jennifer said...

An adorable project with an even more adorable sweet one! She is precious!!

mommakatx6 said...

Great page...I love how yu used the twine. Thanks for sharing.

Jess-The Whimsical Butterfly said...

DARLING layout! So fun hopping with you today!

scrappin_in_AK said...

what a wonderful eyecatching page - love how you used the twine to accent the scallops
thanks for the giveaway

Johanna said...

Love this bright and colorfull page!! :)

Becki said...

Gorgeous LO, of course the chubby widdle cheeks on that baby help. ;)

adonijah73 at gmail dot com
Happy Card Encouragement Factory

tharohazel said...

Love the inspiration.
Hazel

Danielle said...

gorgeous layout! so inspiring! thanks for the chance

daniellehigginbottom at hotmail dot com

Rebecca said...

I love this layout and the stitching around the scalloped edge. =] The happy days collection is so much fun, thanks for the chance to win!

Shannon Leffew Keith said...

Just adorable!

Kimberly said...

Love what you did with the twine around the boarder! AWESOME!
xx
Loves,
K

Rachel said...

What fantastic stitching! I've only tried stitching once with embroidery floss, and it did not go well. I could barely get it through the needle because it kept fraying. I'll have to try it one day with twine!

Thanks for the chance at winning!

Lasting Memories Scrapbooking said...

i love how you used the twine! very nice LO!

Veronica said...

Beautiful layout and love your great niece's cute little face! Thanks for the chance!

Gladys said...

So cute LO!

recscrappin said...

Such a fun layout. I love how you stitched parts of the circle.

Holly said...

Adorable layout! I love how you used the twine!

Holly

hollyshobbie at gmail dot com

mustangkayla said...

Cute cute layout!

Jillian Aboussafy said...

This is so fantastic, I love the stitching!

Janet said...

Absolutely adorable LO! LOVE it!

v said...

Great LO! Sweet cutie little great niece of yours:) I love the papers and stitching with twine! Thanks for the chance to win!

~Vanessa W
baboo7192 at gmail dot com

A Crafty Person said...

Such a cute layout!! I like the stitching around the doily.

Cheryl S. said...

Such a cute layout and cute little girl! Thanks for inspiring us.

genagirl said...

LOL! the layout is great but I got distracted by the cute face!

Pamela said...

Love this!!! :)

*Alison* said...

oh my heavens.. this is adorable.. I love how you did the twine around the flower.. so cute.. it's perfect.. :)
Thanks so much for the chance to win..
HUGS
familybubbles (at) hotmail (dot) com

Isha said...

so so sweet and Adorable. TFS

Moondust47 said...

What a great layout and what a delicious baby!!!! Thanks so much for the opportunity!

Margie said...

What a sweet layout!! Love it!

Chunyuan said...

awesome layout. Love your use of PP and twine on them. Thanks for the inspiration.

Bunnyfreak said...

I love the stitching with the twine.
http://digipage-blog.everything-digital-scrapbooking.com/

christian said...

Cute layout! And thanks for the additional giveaway.

Wnderlnd said...

cute! cute! Cute!

Linda said...

Absolutely darling!

irene moira said...

cute baby! love your page :)

Amy said...

Such a bright and fun layout !

mamawcindy said...

Your Layout is Precious!!!! Love what you did with the Twine. Thanks for Sharing with us. :0)
cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

Meghan said...

Love the colourful layout! Echo Park and the Twinery go well together for sure!

judean said...

your niece is just too cute for words, and I love the way your stitching accents the scallops! Great lo, Leslie!

Carisa said...

what an adorable layout! i love the touches of twine stitching just around the circle here and there.

deannaf said...

your layout is super fun and love the way the twine perfectly accents the Echo Park paper! fun blog hop!
Deanna Foy
hef5674@msn.com

Peggy Sue said...

so awesome! love the stitching!

Laura said...

Love the scalloped edges of your flower. Really cute. Nice use of the twine in those scallops. I love the EP papers too!

lauraann562@gmail.com

Kerry said...

That stitching is so cute. Thanks for the inspiration!

Jessica said...

Super cute! great use of the twine!

TinaM said...

Beautiful layout. I admire your stitching skills.

Ro said...

What an adorable LO to match that adorable baby!!!

StampinCathy said...

This page is just priceless. Love everything about it.

Lilith said...

FABULOUS layout.

Jill said...

beautiful layout...beautiful girl!

Anne said...

love your layout, esp. how you scalloped the twine around it. thanks for sharing!

Sophia said...

Totally gorgeous projects, loving it all...

Kylie M-W said...

What a pretty layout! You niece looks so cute!

MissyG said...

What a cutie! the page is fab too love the papers Thanks for the chance to win a prize
Linda

DebbieG said...

Very cute layout!!!
debbieanng@yahoo.com

maryse n. said...

I love how you backstitched with the twine. Very cute!

Shel said...

I love your idea for allowing the ends of the thread to show through! Super cute!

Carolina said...

Fantastic project, so girly! Love the colours and the stitching with twine. Thanks for the extra prize, too!

Scrappingnomad at gmail dot com

Anne Steelman said...

wow i love the little details!

kiala said...

How cute little girl! That layout is beautiful too! Thank you for the chance to win :) kialas ¤& gmail dott com

Kimberly said...

Awesome Layout!! I love how you incorporated the different twines!! Thanks for the inspiration!
Kimberly
cutie.jensen at gmail.com

LisaO said...

What a great layout, nice bright colours. Thanks for the great giveaway.

Lisa P said...

Super cute layout. I love that you stitched the large stitches. I'm not a lover of sewing so this makes it look easy.

sharon g said...

AHHHHHH! Happy Days is my favorite! I hope that I win!!! sharon dot gullikson at gmail dot dom

Molossus said...

So cute!

Nelda said...

Great colors! TFS, neldacnm at yahoo

Jeja said...

That is just beautiful!

Mallika said...

such a cute one

vanlikethecar said...

This LO is so amazingly adorable. And those photos...so cute!! Thanks for sharing! carlikethevan at gmail dot com

JessicaL said...

So stinkin' cute! I love using twine for stitching, TFS!

CraftyRktSci[at]gmail[dot]com

toots2u said...

great layout!! i might need to scraplift it!! thanks for the inspiration!

Diana Waite said...

what a darling layout--clever that you used the twin to sew!

Barb said...

i love your layout...that teal background is an amazing contrast to that beautiful baby's face...adorable!

brenda said...

The layout is so cute!! I love Echo Park and the Twinery, thanks so much for the chance to win some goodies!

Melissa said...

The stitching is such a cute touch!

Julie Ranae said...

What fab projects, Leslie! Thank you so much for being a part of our celebration over at The Twinery and for really spotlighting our baker's twine!

Jill Angel said...

Your niece is beautiful and so is this layout!
Jill
http://craftwithanangel.blogspot.com/

Tania said...

That layout too cute! Your great niece is adorable!!

Stephanie said...

I love this colorful layout! the twine details are amazing :)

Jen said...

Such a cute layout! Love the colors. :)

Abby L said...

my goodness, isn't she just the cutest! love your page and how you used twine!

Thanks for such a generous giveaway - Happy Days is my favorite! :)

Abby
oceans972 at yahoo dot com

Debbie said...

So so cute...your little one is a doll!!

Smartchick said...

Great fun. She is a cutie!

Louisa Surette said...

Absolutely super cute layout AND little girl :)

Anita Braddock said...

So supper cute love the colors and the papers so very cute thanks for sharing and for the chance to win
abbraddock@msn.com

Priya Mohan said...

Cute and lovely layout..loved the bright colors you have used.. Makes me want to get more of those echo park lovelies!

Laurel said...

Wow! Love this. I love the twine showing from the back! I have never thought to that. My scissors instantly find it and snip snip! What an ADORABLE little girl. Look at those eyes. My oh my! Thank you for sharing this with us.

Melissa said...

Very cute! Those pictures are so adorable!

Pat K said...

As my daughter is expecting I am
so in love with your niece's page

Ana Roberta said...

i just love it!

SugarGem said...

Such a sweet layout. Lenae Lovesugargem@gmail.com

candicebrownlee said...

Blog hoppin' from The Twinery & Echo Park! :)

Looooove your crafty creations!
candicebrownlee@yahoo.com

Fleursbydesign said...

Cute layout love how you used the twine :)

Flo - Sweetideas said...

Cute layout of a sweet baby girl.

Rae Barthel said...

oh my word girl, i just adore your work!!! i am always amazed at your creativity in every project you make!! way to rock this EP/Twinery pairing, this has been such an awesome hop!! miss you xoxo ou

Gaylynn said...

Love the colorful lo with this paper selection and the use of twine. Very sweet. Now following.

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ashjoy said...

What a cute baby!

Angela said...

Your stitching is just the right touch to your layout! beautifully done!

Lynn B. said...

What a sweet baby! I didn't know that you could do stitching with twine. I'll have to remember that!

Julia O Boo said...

cute project

Shannon Hager said...

Such a great layout, I always have such a hard time designing with big circles. This is great!

Patty said...

First of all I have to say that the baby in that layout is stinking cute and second of all the layout is adorable!

DeniseP said...

Love the bright colors and the use of the twine on the layout! Thanks for sharing!

Caroll Brammer said...

Beautiful layout and adorable baby!

Angela said...

What an adorable LO. Thanks for sharing!

Stephanie K said...

Stinkin cute layout!!! Love the colors and patterns! The twine is the perfect touch!! A perfect layout for a cutie!!! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the chance to win!

scrappingwithstephanie at gmail dot com

Jill said...

I love your layout! The twine peeking out from behind is a really nice touch.

Carol said...

Great project, thanks for sharing!

Awesome giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win and all the inspiration on your blog!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Ann said...

really cute layout! :)

Sara Westhead (home) said...

Very cute page!

bermudachinagirl AT gmail DOT com

Penne said...

Love love love your neice's page!!! Tfs...

Kimba's Kreations said...

Sooooo cute!!! I LOVE the layout!

Daniele Pacifico said...

OMG! She's so cute! And the project is beautiful! Congrats!
danipacifico_design@yahoo.com.br

Lindsey said...

How generous! I love the Happy Days collection. Your layout is every bit as sweet as the photos it showcases. :)

serena said...

such intricate work! lovely

Anna said...

Wow! Awesome LO! Thanks for an extra giveaway as well! I'm a new follower!

Kim160 said...

Love what you have done and oh such a cute little girl. Thanks for sharing.

Jennybean said...

What a cutie pie! I love your layout!

Kari said...

not sure what's cuter, the LO or the BABY! :) great job.

Cynthia B. said...

Your cute grand-niece's layout is even cuter w/ all that twine and Echo Park! The bright colors really suit these photos. Thanks for sharing - and thanks for the chance to win!

Claudia said...

LOVING the layout and how you used the twine!!! Very cutre and cute baby too! TFS!

grandmabonnie said...

You've probably seen this comment a gazzillion times, but that's because your baby is BEAUTIFUL! Sweet LO of her!

grandmabonnie said...

Your sweet baby great niece (sorry, i should have said)

LAuclair said...

Super duper cute! Love it!

Lisa said...

This layout is amazing. I love it!!

Kim said...

cute color combination!

Pixichick said...

I love all of the little details. The stitching really pretty

Tifany said...

Totally cute!

-Tifany
http://inkblotsbytrd.blogspot.com/

minousha said...

Super cute layout!!!! Loved the stitching!!!!

Kate Vickers said...

Cute LO!

ClaireTet said...

That is a seriously cute layout.

Leah Crowe said...

Your niece is supppppper cute!!! Just love your work Leslie!! Congrats on all your success :) :)

Gisela said...

fantastic LO,thanks for sharing!

Jeana said...

Such a sweet page and an adorable baby!

Jacquie said...

adorable layout! I love all the stuff you can do with twine!

Michelle said...

omg your niece is stinking adorable those cheeks oh i could pinch them!! love the circle and the twine stitched around it!awesome job!

Kerys said...

WOW! What a fantastic page! 2 of my favourite EP collections and I love how you used the twine to embellish the papers! Thank you so much for the inspiration and the chance to win another fantastic collection :-) x
kerys.sharrock@me.com

Neha Jain said...

lovely.............

Katrina said...

Leslie, this is super cute!!! And I was excited to be "after" you in the hop!!! big hugs, Katrina

scrappycanuck said...

The stitching with the twine is fantastic! So cute!

jbuffan said...

I am so happy to see a layout here and this one is so sweet ! Love how you worked the twine in.

mendy chan said...

love your work.so cute.

Juli said...

Great layout and cutie baby! Thanks for sharing
Cakeymonster@sbcglobal.net

smyiow said...

This is a beautiful layout. I love the way you did your journaling. Thanks for sharing!

my-o-scrappin.blogspot.com
smmyiow@gmail.com

Alina said...

sweet layout!

Alisha said...

That layout is amazing. I love your work and I saw your card on the cover of the cards magazine so pretty.
thank you for sharing.
alisha.moorenielsen@gmail.com

Lynette C said...

Lovely layout. So sweet.

croppergal said...

What a sweet layout! Nice use of colour & twine!

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