Monday, August 20, 2012

Echo Park Blog Hop - Giveaway now CLOSED



Hello friends!  I'm so excited to participate in my very first Echo Park Paper Blog Hop!  I've been busy crafting away with the latest releases from Echo Park and am excited to have a chance to share what I've been up to.  This project was created with the For the Record 2 - Tailored Collection:



I didn't want to waste my paper, so I trimmed 1/2 inch strips from the orange paper for my border. 


I layered stickers and chipboard for the decorative elements on my page.  The big tag and button are from my stash.

Of course I had to do a layout with one of the photos my sister took of us with Cooper before he passed away.  My sweet boy.  He certainly led a good life.

One quick note on that:  kids are resilient. There were tears and sleepless nights for only a short while.  My sweet angels bounced back quickly and are able to tell stories and look at pictures without being upset.  It is something I really worried about beforehand and am grateful that everyone has handled it all with grace and strength.  Again, thank you for your kind words and stories.  Losing a pet is so hard!  

Anyway, back to crafting!

Take a peek at this collection:


Here's a closer look at the sticker sheets in the Collection Pack:



I love that there's several alphabet choices, border stickers, and lots of labels.  It makes it easier to create layers and add details.

The following is my favorite print from the Collection:



I was immediately drawn to the B side of this paper.  The whole sheet is Vanilla and covered in circular journaling spots.  I cut a few of them out with a circle punch for my layout and am saving the rest of the sheet for another project.  I love it a lot!

Another thing I wanted to point out is the vanilla cardstock I used for my base.  You know I am a natural, vanilla/kraft sort of girl.  I have my go to vendors for kraft and vanilla.  For years.  

but CHECK this out!




Can you see the linen texture to this vanilla cardstock???!!!!

It's cardstock from Carta Bella!  And I am in heaven.


Right now they have Kraft, Natural White Linen, and Ultra White felt.  I'm telling you, this is delicious.  I adore the linen texture.  And the kraft?  It.  Is.  KRAFT.  It is exactly the same weight, color, and texture of the kraft cardstock we all know and love.  

Don't be afraid to check out Carta Bella cardstock if you see it for sale online or at your LSS.  I'm serious.  I wouldn't profess my love if it wasn't something I'd actually use.  I really am sold on that linen texture.

The For the Record 2 - Tailored Collection also has some additional products that I used on my layout.   Following is the chipboard accents:





There's also brads and layered chipboard elements as part of this collection.  You can check it out on the Echo site here.

Blog hops are more fun when there is fun stuff to give away, so of course I want you to have a chance to play with the For the Record 2 - Tailored Collection!  Leave a comment on this post and I'll draw a winner Monday morning, August 27th.  

A blog hop wouldn't be complete without additional stops to visit as well, so check out these other blogs for a chance to win a collection pack, and of course, hop over to the Echo blog as well:




Have a great Monday!  Davinie

140 comments:

  1. I love your layout!

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  2. So glad that your family are healing and able to remember the happy times with Cooper. I love this layout. The orange frame is gorgeous. Very excited to get the heads up on the Carta Bella linen card stock. It looks beautiful.

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  3. Love your layout and the colours in this collection!

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  4. Beautiful layout! Thanks for telling me about the cardstock, I LOVE neutral cardstock and can never have to much, going to put in a request for my LSS to get some!

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  5. Yeah a blog hop!!!! Great layout.

    Glad the kids bounce back so fast...we will be there soon and good to know.

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  6. This is such a fabulous layout!! I love it!!

    We lost a pet recently too and I am so thankful that kids bounce back. Our girl did. It is a good life lesson for them, for sure. Death is hard but it is something we must all deal with.

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  7. Love this layout...clean and fresh and I love that Carta Bella paper too, so fun to create with!

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  8. I love this layout. I love the layering of the butterflies and scallops and the dimension added with it. Very cool. And thanks for introducing the Carta Bella cardstock. I love the linen look.

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  9. Simple but fabulous. Love your tip on the border.

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  10. For the record, your layout is adorable! You rocked your first blog hop!!

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  11. A simple beautiful layout.

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  12. Your layout is beautiful and I love this collection!

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  13. Anonymous8:02 AM

    Very cool!

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  14. Great layout of a treasured memory. Thanks for sharing it with us. I love this collection too, it has some of my favorite colors in it! YUM!

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  15. I am in love with the green in this collection and the butterflies! Beautiful layout!

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  16. Emily R8:15 AM

    What a beautiful layout and memory. I lost my dog two years ago now, and while it has gotten easier the hurt has not yet gone away. Losing a furry family member is so very tough. I haven't been able to bring myself to scrapbook pictures of him yet, but maybe this is just the push that I needed!

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  17. Love your LO and would love a chance to win.

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  18. Halliday P.8:39 AM

    Lovely layout. The bright colours in the new collection are great and that linen paper is fabulous.

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  19. Love the layout!! Thanks for the chance to win some EP goodies!!

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  20. Love this collection & your layout. What a nice tribute.

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  21. Beautiful layout and a fitting tribute to Cooper! This looks like a great collection and I love you not wanting to waste paper. Great idea trimming strips and sewing them for the border! TFS!

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  22. Love your layout! It's gorgeous! So sorry to hear about your loss of your dog. They are a family member, so it is really tough when they are gone. Thanks so much for giving us a chance to win this beautiful Echo Park goodness!

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  23. Very nice layout, love the clean lines. Thanks for the chance to win some EP.

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  24. I wasn't crazy about this collection when I saw it, but I love how you used it on your page! (: Thanks for the inspiration!

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  25. Love the layout of y'all with your sweet pup. Glad your kiddos are doing better. Losing a pet is so hard.

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  26. You did a wonderful job using this collection. I love how you captured the moment and all your little details are great. I am so sorry for your loss. It is hard to loose our furry friends because they do become apart of our family. Mine have always been up there with my kids. I lost my Toby not too long ago and it killed me. He was my kid. I was so torn. My kids came thru pretty well pretty quick but I didnt. It was so very hard on me. I am so much better now that a lil time has passed but I will always remember the memories and the love he gave me. He made me smile so much. I love that you were able to have his memories in photo's and you gave him a place in your work.

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  27. Love this CAS layout! I really like all the stitching. I only ever stitch around something, never just for stitching sake, but I love the texture and I need to try it!

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  28. What a beautiful collection!!! Thanks for the chance to win!!!

    Selena

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  29. What a fantastic layout! You're so good at putting texture into things.

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  30. I too love the "linen" look. I was a little disappointed to find they just had a visual of the cardstock and not other additional information such as weight etc. I am off to find out if I can find more details!

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  31. Your layout is beautiful! And such a sweet photo with your pup, Cooper. I'm so sorry for your loss, I know how hard it is.

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  32. Gorgeous layout, and beautiful collection

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  33. awe... so sweet, Dav! beautiful :)

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  34. Love your project. So cool how all the little pieces in this kit make it so easy to put together a fab project.
    starsia_70@yahoo.com kim

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  35. The colors in this collection are really calling me and I LOVE the whitespace in your LO TFS!!

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  36. so much fun in this collection great LO too!

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  37. love the colors in this collection! i can see the texture in the linen!

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  38. Oh, those accents are sweet! Have not tried Carta Bella yet but now I am sold - want to get their linen card stock!

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  39. I like how you kept it so simple. Scrapbooking can be so intimidating, but you showed that it doesn't have to be!

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  40. Fun collection, great colors and such nice embellishments.

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  41. I like the clean design of your LO, can't wait to get my hands on the new For the Record papers!

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  42. This is my FAVOURITE collection from the new release - can't wait to buy some and start playing!!

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  43. I love your layout! It certainly does look like you have a beautiful life! Excellent work! Thank you for the hop!

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  44. Those are great pieces to work with. I like your choices. They are very pretty.

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  45. Great layout! I love simple designs!

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  46. Hi, Davinie, great layout!! This collection is adorable!!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  47. Thanks for the great layout idea! I love this collection.

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  48. Your page is cute. I love this collection!

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  49. I loved the original collection and these two new additions are sure in my wish list!

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  50. Great collection with a lot of choices. Love the layouts.

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  51. Cute layout, love the layers!

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  52. Love your layout....all of that yummy layering and the colors are so sweet too :)

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  53. I was so happy to see you on the EP team! Love your work and this is gorgeous!

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  54. That's it.. that the one I have to get.. For The Record II is awesome.

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  55. Thank you for sharing your layout. Looks fabulous and trendy.
    I appreciate layouts that are not too complicated and over layered which are difficult for a scrap booking newbie like me to scraplift.

    I love EP too~!! :p

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  56. Such a sweet LO...I love how you used the circles along the bottom edge...it adds a fun dimensional effect!

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  57. Charlotte Olivares2:30 PM

    Awww, what a sweet layout with your cherished family member! Love the new collection and I can't wait to get my hands on it!!

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  58. Ooh, what a wonderful lay-out. I love the pops of colour against the white background.

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  59. Your layout is beautiful! I love all the clean lines and your sewing!

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  60. Beautiful page! Love your stitching!

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  61. Oh, I totally love your layout! Love the use of white space and the way you layered the elements. Such a sweet photo of you and your dog!

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  62. Amazing page as always Davinie! So happy you are designing for EP!

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  63. FTR 2 is def my fave of their new lines! Thx 4 the chance to win!

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  64. great page, Davinie! I just love it!

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  65. love how you did the orange strips along the side!!!! great idea

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  66. GREAT layering love the colors in this collection!

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  67. I agree with you Davinie the For the Record 2 collection is awesome, love every single item and paper. And I didn't know about the carta bella cardstock is super elegant and cute.

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  68. I am in LOVE with this paper collection! I can't wait to get my hands on it!

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  69. Beautiful Lo, beautiful collection....

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  70. Anonymous4:36 PM

    Sweet layout. I love the canning jar sticker! Thanks for the opportunity to win!
    Tina S
    thislittlepiggy5(at)mchsi(dot)com

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  71. One of my favorite collections!

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  72. Adorable layout with a simple yet elegant design! Awesome new collection by Echo Park!!!

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  73. Love you LO! Thanks for sharing :)

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  74. Hi Davinie, I love the clean simplicity of the layout. It says 1000 words. Hope you're enjoying your first blog hop, I love it as a participator :)

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  75. Omgosh! Such an adorable layout! I love all the white space - and I will definitely be heading over to carta bella for card stock! Thanks for the tip! Congratulations on your First ep blog hop - you did an awesome job! Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win - I love this collection :-)

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  76. Anonymous6:08 PM

    I love that the design is simple with the focus on the darling photo with your pup. The textured vanilla paper is a lovely background, especially with the stitching details. Just lovely! - HeatherP

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  77. Your simple layout is so beautiful. Love this!!

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  78. Love that idea to save paper on the border -- and nice stitching.

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  79. I love the clean simplicity of your layout and that it still manages to say 1000 words.

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  80. Love the layout and all the images you used on it.

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  81. Fun projects, thanks for a fun hop!


    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  82. Love this. :) Layout...photo...story. So happy to see you on this team! Great collection! :) :)

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  83. Tanya S7:22 PM

    Love your layout, its beautiful, really love the butterflies on it too. What a precious photo.

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  84. A great collection and your layout is so fun! I like the vanilla paper too. LOVE texture. Thanks so much!

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  85. Love this collection and your layout! I will have to try the cardstock. It really looks yummy!

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  86. I like your idea of punching circles out of the vanilla cardstock with journaling. I haven't seen this collection in stores close to my house. I am curious what size of circle punchers are needed to punch it out. It is a nice paper indeed.

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  87. Great layout. I love this collection! Thanks for sharing!

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  88. Love the layout! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  89. Beautiful layout! I love the tag peeking behind the photo! I am a new follower.

    Melanie
    http://thepaperretreat.blogspot.com

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  90. I've been having a tag obsession as of late, and I love how you tucked one in behind this gorgeous paper! Well done!

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  91. What a beautiful layout! I love how you cut the journaling spot out of the backside of the paper!

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  92. very pretty and clean layout

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  93. Awesome layout! I'm just loving this collection!

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  94. Its funny when you showed the favourite paper.. I was like.. Oooh! look at the B side.. lol.. then i read that you liked that bit best too. The Carta bella linen paper is also scrumptious

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  95. Thanks for all your advice! I too love a vanilla background, so I've taken this all on board :-) Your layout is brilliant - really eye-catching. Great work.

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  96. Congrats on your first EP blog hop! Your L/O (and photo!) are darling.

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  97. I just love how you used the strips as a border, excellent idea. These are some of my very favorite papers & embellies.

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  98. I love your layout and that collection is delish!!!!

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  99. What a pretty layout. I love all the whitespace. Thanks for the hint about the cardstock! I'll have to keep it in mind. I like a pretty texture in my base cardstock, too.
    ~Natalie

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  100. This is a beautiful collection, and thanks for the tip on the linen paper!

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  101. wonderful display of the project and product...I too agree with the loss of an animal/pet, its hard...they become such a great part of our lives...

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  102. for the record is my FAVE

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  103. awww,, sweet layout, sorry about the passing of Cooper.

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  104. I love this packet. Now I have to get the white too! Aughh!

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  105. Love the layout, very clean and beautiful!
    Love the papers too!!!

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  106. Tatiana Ortega12:57 PM

    What a cute layout, thanks for sharing! This EP collection is gorgeous!

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  107. Such a lovely page and what a great collection and white cardstock!

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  108. what a pretty beautiful layout tfs
    -jamie
    babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

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  109. Un très jolie page et un très joli blog que je découvre. Bravo. Bizzzzzz

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  110. Very sweet layout..like you use of white space. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  111. I love the simple look to the layout and how you layered the elements!

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  112. Beutiful papers and layout! What a sweet dog!!! We lost our treasured pet this year too...hugs!

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  113. Love the simplicity of your layout and all the fab stitching. This collection is gorgeous!

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  114. Wonderful way to remember your dog. So sorry for the loss. Love how clean your layout is. Beautiful.

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  115. This is another fabulous collection from Echo Park, and I love how you've left all the white space and centered your elements around the sweet photo. Such a sweet tribute to your pup. <3
    Thanks for the info about the Carta Bella paper too - love me some good cardstock!
    So glad you've joined the EP designers - thanks for the chance to win!

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  116. Anonymous9:40 PM

    Your layout is beautiful and elegant and such a sweet remembrance of your furry friend!

    JamieH

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  117. love the "for the Record" collection it is so versitile.

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  118. So glad to see more of your work. The For the Record 2 collections are gorgeous and so is your layout. Simple and so elegant! So sorry about your dog. It's tough to loose a precious pet.

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  119. I absolutely LOVE that For the Record 2 line! And your layout is beautiful, so clean and simple. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win :)

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  120. Great job!Truly, this can't really be your first hop.I can't tell by looking.It's just your first hop with EP.Right?For the record, I love every 'For The Record' collection EP has produced to date!Great use of the products.

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  121. Sweet beautiful layout. I like your style! Thank you so much for sharing yourself on this super fun EP blog hop with a new visitor/follower! jellybeankahler@yahoo.com

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  122. Love your layout! :)

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  123. great layout! sorry for your dog, it's sad...

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  124. Beautiful layout! I love how pretty yet simple it is.

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  125. Love this collection! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  126. I love this collection! Thanks for the chance to win! :)

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  127. Thanks so much for the chance to win, my first time participating! Following you now via GFC & pinterest!

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  128. Great collection! Love your layout.

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  129. I absolutely love the new FTR collections, and I love what you did with it!!! Thanks

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  130. I was smiling when I read your line about not wanting to waste paper! I will measure something twice before cutting into a new piece of designer paper and will sit there and debate whether or not the project I am working on is "worthy" of the special piece of designer paper. I think there is a 12 step program out there I need to sign up for. LOL Your page creation is simply delightful!

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  131. wonderful layout. thank you for sharing.

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  132. Love your layout! Really liked how you used the butterflies. Thanks for sharing.

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  133. What a sweet LO! I love that is has lots of color to it but not overpowering!
    Thanks!

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  134. Love the layout and thanks for letting us know about the cardstock. I didn't know that carried this.

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  135. this is such a fabulous layout, love how the placement of embellishment draws our eyes attention to the photo!

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  136. This is so gorgeous, love the stitching and layering of embellies :)

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  137. Davinie, it is so awesome you are on the EP team. Your post is terrific highlighting product and also showcasing CartaBella new paper. I didnt know about their Linen/kraft etc... designer cardstock, thank you for showing it. Your layout is the best, very pretty and a great memory of your precious puppy.

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