Monday, November 19, 2012

Echo Park November blog hop GIVEAWAY - Christmas Card Outtakes




It's the middle of November, which blows my mind, and that means it's time for the November blog hop from Echo Park, a chance to check out some EP inspiration and get an opportunity for a collection pack of your choice.  Yay!

For this blog hop I made time to play with This & That, one of the EP Christmas collections, which is the perfect addition to the December album I will be working on next month.  I'll be sharing my cover this week.

For my layout I used a photo from our Christmas Card photo shoot that my sister did last year.  I think this photo just tells a bit of our story.  Steve was trying to get the garland lined out and the girls were helping him.  I feel like it shared a bit more of their personalities which is why it made for a great layout.




My journaling was done with a white pen which showed up really well on this great woodgrain.




I used some circle punches for the garland and mounted some of them on pop dots to help them stand out.  I also added some fun brads from this collection to dress it up and add some color.  I thought the garland was a fun addition to add to the photo.  The tag is mine, the snowflake is a punch, and the trims are from May Arts. 

If you'd like to see some other Echo Park inspiration, check out what the rest of the team is up to:

Davinie Fiero: http://davinie.blogspot.com/  <----- are="are" here="here" nbsp="nbsp" you="you">
Susan Stringfellow: http://creativelysavvy.blogspot.com/
Jennifer Gallacher: http://jengallacher.blogspot.com/

Leave a comment here for a chance to win a Collection pack.  Do that at every blog along the way and you will get several opportunities to win.  I will be drawing a name on Sunday.

Have a great day!

Davinie

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126 comments:

  1. A wonderful layout! I love that you used the white pen for the journaling!

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  2. Loove your garland with those circles, I have a circle punch and this gives me an idea how to use it :)

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  3. Great layout! I love the circle banner you created!

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  4. Great idea to include the banner, it really ties the pic to the layout nicely!

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  5. oh my! This layout just rocks......LOVE everything about it!!! And that wood paper is perfect for an outdoor photo....and of course I love the banner too....I add banners to everything :)

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  6. Love the layout, thanks for the chance to win! I miss seeing your work, so this was a real treat!

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  7. It's great to see a layout from you... I miss you at SC!

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  8. Wow, love the brads scattered over the stitched garland, and the embossed upside-down tag...gorgeous, Davinie!

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  9. I love EVERYTHING about this layout! PINNED! Thanks for sharing :)

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  10. Totally adorable layout! Love it!!

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  11. What a great layout. I love the garland and brads.

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  12. Great layout - I love the garland

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  13. beautiful layot! love the colors end the very nice idea of the garland - simple and great)))

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  14. I love everything about this :D

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  15. I really like that woodgrain paper! I can think of tons of Christmas pictures that would look fantastic on that paper! Love your layout. And that picture really does capture the essence of your family.

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    1. You are my winner, Heather!

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  16. What a great layout! Love that you echo the garland from the photo in the layout and the embossing on the tag is a fun touch!

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  17. I love the wood grain.

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  18. Anonymous9:16 AM

    What an awesome layout! How fun and love the colors and this collection you used.

    Great job.

    Lori H.

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  19. I love the way you echoed the garland in the photo!

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  20. Oooo - I need that wood paper. Lovely :)

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  21. Love the garland against the wood paper! Great job!

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  22. Love the woodgrain paper. I love using the pics that weren't the perfect one as well. Sometimes it says more about us than the perfect pose does.

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  23. Great layout-- and a great picture! If this is an outtake, I'd love to see the real thing ;-)
    ~Natalie

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  24. What a fun idea and such a cute little layout. The woodgrain paper fits so perfectly.

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  25. I keep telling myself that I have soooo many Christmas lines, I don't need This and That Christmas. Then I see layouts like yours and I want it all over again!

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  26. Very lovely! I especially love the red paper at the top, so pretty~

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  27. Love it, so pretty

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  28. love what you did with the woodgrain paper!!

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  29. I like how you mimicked the garland in the photo. The little spots of red add just enough extra color.

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  30. Cute! I love the chevron tag!

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  31. I love your layout! So creative!

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  32. Love the stitching! I think those special touches add so much. Have fun with your December album!

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  33. Lovely LO ! Love the woodgrain paper !

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  34. Gorgeous layout! That photo is just the cutest too! I love that wood grain paper
    too!
    Kayla F.

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  35. Love the white pen on the wood grain

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  36. I like how you included a garland on your layout to complement the photo.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  37. Such a beautiful layout!!

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  38. I love the look of the white pen on wood!

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  39. I love how you did the garland to copy the one in the photo. Beautiful work.

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  40. I think I am in love with the base paper and garland is super festive!

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  41. Your layout is lovely! That woodgrain base is gorgeous! THanks for sharing!

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  42. I love that wood grain paper. It looks perfect with the photo you used.

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  43. I love all the awesome texture that the ribbon, the embossing and the stitching add! Super fun picture! TFS!

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  44. Very beautiful layout!

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  45. The hop is such a great idea to discover new blogs and inspiration! Thank you so much for the hop and for the chance to win some EP candy :)

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  46. so lovely proyect ! thanks ! Andrea andreacardoso_27@yahoo.com.ar

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  47. Beautiful page. Also love the fall garland you made. so much creativity.

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  48. I love how you used a garland to compliment the photo and that wood grain paper is one of the best I've seen!

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  49. Gorgeous LO!!! I suddenly have to have this collection!

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  50. What a lovely photo and layout!

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    1. Clever idea to mimic the photo with your embellishments. Great layout.

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  51. Love how you added a piece of the garland to your page! Beautiful!

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  52. Love to see the garland in the photo and then on your page...clever!

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  53. What a wonderful layout! LOVE the garland and the white journaling on the wood grain!

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  54. LOVE your Layout!!!! It is beautiful!

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  55. Great layout! Love the little details! Love the garland especially to match that photo!

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  56. Beautiful layout! I love the garland.

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  57. So cute! I love this collection. The pic is so cute, and such a representation of family. Thank you for the inspiration. Take care. :)

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  58. What a treasure you've created with this layout; a keepsake your girls will go to time and again! A thoughtful, heart-warming showcase of EPs latest collection. Thank you for sharing and inspiring.

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  59. ohhh love the paper... amazing LO

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  60. Love the woodgrain paper.

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  61. This is gorgeous!! I love the beautiful design!! Thanks so much for the inspiration!!

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts
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  62. Awesome layout. Very inspiring.

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  63. adorable photo, love the garland on your layout :)

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  64. Beautiful rustic, handmade charm! LOVE

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  65. I love how the garland on your page echoes the one in the picture, and how you've used just enough Christmas-themed paper without overwhelming the "country" feel of the page!

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  66. Tanya S6:13 PM

    What a gorgeous layout, I really love that woodgrain paper!

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  67. Really like how the the holiday papers and the wood grain work so well together.

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  68. Sweet garland with the brad accents!

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  69. We recently took family photos and there are several outtake photos I can't wait to scrapbook. I also love the idea of the garland in the Christmas photos.

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  70. I just love this hun excellant job....Love the dimension you created with your elements Love it!!!
    hugz

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  71. I love how you made a miniature garland for your layout.. so cute.

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  72. Love this page! Lots of great texture! Pretty on the woodgrain background too!
    DeniseB

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  73. Dyna L.9:11 PM

    Love the textures on your layout.

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  74. The photo works so well with the woodgrain paper background. Great stitching detail too!

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  75. Love everything about this LO. Great paper interplay. Really love your recreation of the garland. The stitching is a wonderful addition. Perfect!

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  76. Sweet LO. Love the choice of papers and that woodgrain. That mini garland is just cute. Thanks for sharing.

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  77. I love this page ! This papers are very beautiful. Thanks for this Hop.

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  78. Great layout! Love the feel the wood paper gives to the LO.

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  79. Beautiful layout! I love that garland and the white pen journaling on the woodgrain paper. Gorgeous!

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  80. Love this layout!

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  81. Beautiful layout! Nice woodgrain paper burlap strip with the white garlands.

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  82. I do really enjoy echo park products. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  83. Great layout and a precious photo and memory. That is what it is all about.
    This gorgeous line makes it a little easier and certainly alot of fun to document these type of moments. LOVE Echo Park!

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  84. Love the page and the photo.

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  85. Great page. love all that stitching..

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  86. Carie Thurgood10:03 AM

    Love the Woodgrain look!

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  87. What a fantastic Christmas themed layout you created and shared with us on this fun new Blog hop! I loved the patterned tag! Very clever! Thank you! jellybeankahler@yahoo.com

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  88. This and That is my favorite collection!

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  89. Love your layout. It has the home for the holidays feel to it.

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  90. Your layout is so beautiful! I love the garland you made with the circle punches, brads, and stitching!

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  91. Love the circle garland on your layout! So great!!

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  92. That wood paper is definitely my favorite, it makes your LO look so warm and inviting. The woven ribbon is also a winner.

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  93. i love your layout! love that wood paper- i have yet to use mine. cute garland in your pic!

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  94. I love Echo Park and I really enjoyed a look at your layout too. I would love to win a collection pack so thankyou for the chance to do just that!

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  95. Gorgeous layout - love the rich colour palette in that collection. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  96. Beautiful layout and love the wood background, great colors.

    Luanne

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  97. Love your layout and like how you tied it all together with the banner!

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  98. Super cute - love the garland!

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  99. Love your page, that you copied the garland from the photo onto the page embellishments.

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  100. I do love that wood plank background. Great textures here, and your stitched garland goes great with your picture. :)

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  101. wonderful layout, love the textures fromt he ribbon and embossing, and great stitching details, and the white pen journaling. thank you for sharing.

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  102. Thank you for doing a layout! I really love the little additions of texture with the embossed tag, the sewing, etc. Really makes the layout!

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  103. The way the garland at the top echoed the garland in the photo really caught my eye. The textures added tons of depth too.

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  104. This has to be my fav collection, love the layout!

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  105. Love the woodgrain paper! It's fun during the winter season. Hope to win!

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  106. Really like the details of your LO - the rough fiber attached w/ staples - the green on the bottom similar to grass - the contrast of the small flower print with the woodgrain, etc. etc.!!!

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  107. Joan Bronson10:40 AM

    great layout.

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  108. I so loved the way you placed out the elements on your layout! It's just perfect the way it goes with the photo, which, by the way, is so adorable! It's a page you will treasure forever! Thanks for sharing, hugs, Debra

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  109. The layout is really sweet. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  110. Fabulous layout! Love the picture!

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  111. I just love that picture!

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  112. I agree with the outtakes thought. In our family, sometimes those turn out to be the best pics! Very nice layout. I loved the garland and the woodgrain paper background!

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  113. I love the photo and that you decided to make the layout with it! Really shared the whole story!! Great layout, too!!

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  114. Love the garland-pinned it.

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  115. The colors and the paper is just so merry and Christmasy!! Love that garland you did that matches the photo too

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  116. I love that your layout designs mimics the photo! Amazing!

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  117. This layout is stunning, Davinie!

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