Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Liz - Yours Truly Layouts


Please note that the Blog Hop and competitions previously detailed on this post have now closed.
You can see who won the Echo Park giveaways on their blog here (winners will be announced 27th March NZ Time).
You can see who won the Artfull Crafts prizes here and we encourage you to visit all the fabulous blogs that were on the hop - list at the end of this post!


Liz Gregory - Yours Truly Layouts

Somewhere in all the busyness of running a shop, online store and a great team, I've also managed to do some crafting! I LOVE the new This and That collections - but I decided to have a play with Yours Truly after taking these photos of my husband and I at Snoopy's Corner at Knottsberry Farm. We were over at CHA recently and took the opportunity to visit some theme parks (ooohhh such fun!). Can you see Graham hiding his face under the sign which says, "Cupid's Craft Corner"? He thought he'd managed to escape crafting for a day!


I've taken some inspiration from the style of Marcy Penner for these layouts - although I haven't strictly kept to the rectangular rules! I love the concept of white backgrounds, co-ordinating papers, stitching, multi-photo layouts and an eclectic mix of embellies. AND I challenged myself to use just scissors to cut the paper (NO straight lines around here!!).

Echo Park's Yours Truly range is clearly suitable for "love" layouts - but I'm keeping a set for black and white photos too. What I love most are the versatile journalling and border strips papers. I see so many applications for these - including cards. Why don't you select some Echo Paper papers and enter a papercraft project into our March competition?


If you like this double layout, then the kit is available as part of our monthly Scrappin' Sensations kit (which includes a double and 2 single layouts using 3 different collections).

With some of the left-overs I decided to create a couple of cards.

 Echo Park papers work perfectly for cards. Their double-sided designs are small enough that you can take little pieces and patchwork them together effectively. In fact, it's amazing how many cards you can make from left-overs!

Our good friends are about to celebrate 15 years of happy marriage - so what a great excuse to make a triple heart card. The problem is, will I ever want to give it up?! It's sitting in the shop on display at the moment and I'm enjoying looking at it!! I got the template from Sara Sandberg at Cardmaking Paradise.

Echo Park in the Shop!


We've just loaded the new Dots and Stripes, Note to Self and Mini Collections from Echo Park onto our website. It just keeps on getting better!



As a final applause for Echo Park please head back to their BRAND NEW blog to thank them for sponsoring and organising this trip around the world!

P.S. We'd love you to join our Facebook Page (Will you be our 1000th follower?).
P.P.S - here is the list of participants from the blog-hop!
Echo Park Paper
Leslie Ashe (Echo Park)
Sandy Ang (Artfull Crafts)
Linda Auclair  (Echo Park)
Betsy Clark  (Artfull Crafts)
Nancy Damiano  (Echo Park)
Lowri McNabb  (Artfull Crafts)
Amy Heller  (Echo Park)
Lisa Skinner  (Artfull Crafts)
Christine Bonifacio  (Artfull Crafts)
Tamara Tripodi  (Echo Park)
Louise Forsyth  (Artfull Crafts)
Wendy Sue Anderson (Echo Park)
Jennifer Gallacher (Echo Park)
Artfull Crafts

242 comments:

  1. Beautiful layout! (one of my fav ep collections) and thanks for the chance to win!

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  2. Great job with the MP style Liz !

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  3. Wonderful blog hop and cute layouts, cards and scrappy options.

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  4. Finished the blog hop and loving what I've seen. I followed all of your designers along the way. Great job. Thanks for sharing in this fun with Echo Park.

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  5. This was a great blog hop and your cards were beautiful!!

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  6. Great blog hop! I've joined all the designers from Artfull Crafts and was very happy to see all the great inspiration. I was already a follower of all the Echo Park Designers. Thanks so much for the fun!

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  7. I have so many new projects floating around in my mind right now. Thank you for the blog hop! I have followed all the blogs along the way and am looking forward to being inspired in the future.

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  8. that was such a great layout...a great way to start the week...the DT projects were all amazing and so creative...thanks for sharing..

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  9. Great hop-a commented, followed, and joined you on FB!

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  10. A great hop! Thanks for the fun this week!

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  11. Oh love your work with the Yours Truly line!! Thanks for the hop!!

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  12. Love your project and thanks for a great hop.

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  13. Great work, and great hop! I'm following the whole DT now. Thanks for being part of the hop!

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  14. Awesome hop! I'm a new follower and also follow the entire DT. Gorgeous projects! Thanks for the lovely inspiration!

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  15. Very nice blog hop. Thank you. (And now I have more blog inspiration.)

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  16. What beautiful creations you have made! I just love those hearts. Thanks for a great hop.

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  17. Lovely projects! Love the double pager!

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  18. Love all of the artwork. The blog hop was awesome! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  19. Commented on all the DT members blogs and followed.

    Love the heart easel card you made.

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  20. Wonderful layouts and cards!

    I'm now following all the DT member blogs.

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  21. love the layouts and cards!!!

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  22. Such a fantastic blog hop! I have loved seeing everyone's different projects - they are all FAB! I have become a follower on all blogs and can't wait to see what creative things they have in store for us next! Thank you so much for linking up with EP and creating such a fun and inspiring blog hop! Have a great day! :-) x

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  23. Such pretty cards. I love Echo Parks Valentine paper. Nice job!

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  24. Awesome design...inspiring! Thank you for the great ideas! Loving' those Dots n Stripes collections!

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  25. Gorgeous layering! Thanks for a fun hop today! I am inspired!

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  26. Great stuff! Thanks for teaming up with EP for a fun and inspiring hop!

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  27. What great projects. Loved the hop.

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  28. I love the hop, all those gorgeous projects, cards and pages! Wow!

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  29. Thanks for all the wonderful inspirations!! I am following all bloggers and can't wait for more projects :)

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  30. I also love multi-photo layouts! And yours are wonderful!

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  31. wow! So much inspiration! This was an amazing bloghop! Thanks so much for the chance to win some EP goodies!

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  32. Lovely layouts Liz! Have enjoyed hopping and being inspired by your DT's works so much!

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  33. Wow have to keep looking at it to make sure i didnt miss anything. Brill

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  34. YEAH! I made it! My first ever blog hop for me! Thanks! It was fun1

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  35. What a great way to spend the morning!!! I have truly enjoyed blog hopping and seeing everyone's wonderful projects! Such amazing talent!

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  36. So many great projects! Good job!

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  37. Great blog hop! Thank you for all the chances to win!

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  38. your a triple heart card is superbly executed a card!
    Fab papers, fab sentiment, fab paper hearts!

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  39. I made it through the blog hop! Just terrific! And boy that heart card is amazing! Thank you so very much.

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  40. love the projects! Thanks for sharing the ideas! Love all the new EP product

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  41. Simply love everything u created...and love all the lines from EP! thanks so much for sharing, I had fun on this blog hop!

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  42. Awesome Hop, thanks for all the fun and the chance to win. I follow all the blogs from DT Artfull Craft.

    Greettings and good vibes!!!

    http://itzel-principiantescrap.blogspot.mx/

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  43. I loved the projects and the hop was wonderful.
    Thank you all soooo much.
    Hugs Astrid

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  44. What great projects---don't they have nice papers? I especially like This and That. I am now following all of your DTs blogs.

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  45. Awesome heart card Liz!!Thanks for sharing!!And thanks for all the fun!

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  46. I clicked to follow your Artfull Crafts blog coming to us from New Zealand.

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  47. I'm following all of your DTs blogs now. I've loved all of the crafts everyone has shown. I really like the collection This & That.

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  48. What a fun blog hop! Love Echo Park and your designers are wonderful!

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  49. Wonderful afternoon - cup of coffee and a blog hop !! Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win

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  50. Such fun traveling the world from my computer. Thanks for the hop. All of the ladies showcased beautiful inspiring projects. And now I follower of all these great designers. And I will be joining you on FB Soon.

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  51. All the inspiration on the blog hop has blown my mind!

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  52. I am following your wonderful blog. I just found out about your company because of this blog hop. What a good idea. And coming from New Zealand---land of The Hobbit---I'm a new fan of Artfull Crafts.

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  53. What pretty crafts you made. The papers are just great.

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  54. Awesome projects, love that layout!

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  55. Great projects Liz! This hop has been so much fun - awesome to see all the fabulous projects from the Echo Park AND Artfull Crafts Team :-)
    Lowri

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  56. This has been such a fun blog hop! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  57. thanks for the hop and all the great projects.

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  58. I just love your project!very creative with the collection! thank you for sharing this with us!!!

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  59. great projects!What a fun hop!

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  60. Love your layouts and the white space! They look fabulous. Your cards are Amazing too! You have a great site here, thanks for inviting us to view your beautiful creations!

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  61. great projects! love the layouts and embellishments.

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  62. Beautiful layout. Absolutely love the triple heart card.

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  63. Beautiful projects! So glad I found Artfull Crafts :)

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  64. Love your projects! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  65. I so love that collection you used, what really great details.

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  66. such great stuff; let's get crafty!

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  67. beautiful projects! I loved this hop. I am a follower of most of the Artful Crafts team. (going back to check for sure!) thanks for all the fun on this hop.

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  68. I am now a follower of each of your DT blogs. They do some great and amazing work!

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  69. Love Echo Park Paper Co and how you used it in so many wonderful projects!

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  70. Echo Park put out a great collection. Enjoyed the hop. I am a follower of all the Artful crafts design team.

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  71. This hop has been fab, really enjoyed looking at all the blogs using this yummy paper, loved your heart layout its fantastic! :-)

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  72. What amazing projects. Love all that was created using such beautiful paper from Echo Park!!

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  73. wow you're right - I would have to give up that heart card. thanks for the inspiration and for the chance to win.

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  74. Wow, what a fun hop! Loved looking at all the EP projects and now a follower of all the Artfull Crafts team. Love that heart card, super clever!! Thanks for all the inspiration and fun. Waving a big hi from one kiwi to the other kiwis in NZ and abroad :)

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  75. Love what you did with the Yours Truly collection! I haven't been to Knotts' in years but your layouts made me want to go visit soon.

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  76. Love the heart theme projects! Thanks for a chance to win EP!!

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  77. WoW, Luv the heart card!! This has been a fun blog hop!! Lots of new blogs to follow!! TFS & for the chance to win!! :-)

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  78. The hop was such an inspirational, and fun, way to spend some time. Loved your triple heart card too.
    smilesmoore2 atverizon dotnet

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  79. Your cards from the "Yours truly" collection are absolutely gorgeous-love the idea of the heart shape.Great work from the team at Artfull Crafts in N.Z teaming up with Echo park.

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  80. Very nice layouts! I like lots of white space. :)

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  81. Lovely creations! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  82. great hop. all the projects were very inspiring!! thanks for sharing.

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  83. Just finished the blog hop and enjoyed all the projects everyone was sharing. I'm now following everyone ... thanks for the chance to win a prize here.

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  84. What fun! Thanks for a great blog hop. So many inspiring things! :D

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  85. I've had a great time hopping! I love all the great ideas from the DT and can't wait to see what they do next!

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  86. Great projects and a fun hop! I am following your FB page!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  87. Following all the gals blogs, except Louise, because I could not find the follow blog button on her site.

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  88. Great Blog Hop. Thanks for donating prizes. I have followed all your design team too.

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  89. Thanks for the Blog Hop!

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  90. Great projects and enjoyed the blog hop. I left a comment and if I wasn't already I became a follower of all the Artful Crafts DT.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  91. This was great fun and I am so pleased to have been introduced to your company and all of your designers!

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    1. Oh yes and I have followed you all as well! Can't wait to see what you post next!

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  92. What a great way to end!!! Thank you for everything and all the great ideas. I am now a follower :)

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  93. what a great hop! Lovely inspiration... thank you! I am a follower!

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  94. great projects all around. I enjoyed looking at everyones work.

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  95. Fabulous projects! Thanks so much for teaming with Echo Park to show these creations from such talented designers!

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  96. thanks for a great blog hop. I went through and left a comment about each of the great projects and joined your site.

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  97. Thanks for the great hop. I enjoyed all the inspiration!

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  98. Thanks for the great blog hop! So many beautifully, inspiring creations along the way!

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  99. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  100. Beautiful layouts and cards-love that crafters all over the world can share ideas,

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  101. Gorgeous creations!
    Thanks for the chance to win great products :-)

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  102. Thanks for the lovely blog hop. I enjoyed all the inspiration and creativity also added all these great blogs to my following list :-)

    Thank you
    Hila

    hilametodi@gmail.com

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  103. Great hop! You've rounded up some serious talent for your design team! Beautiful work! Thanks!

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  104. I have hopped till Ill drop!!
    Problem is I keep changing my mind over which is the niest paper.
    Thanks for organising it.

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  105. WOW! what inspiration ... I follow each and everyone of these lovely ladies via google reader.
    Thanks for the fun!
    Sandra ltb

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  106. Gorgeous projects!! I just finished the hop and have gotten loads of inspiration! Thanks for having this blog hop!

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  107. I especially like the heart card...fantastic job...I can understand why its on ur display shelf still...lol

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  108. I have become a follower of your blog! Such amazing inspiration!

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  109. This was so much fun! Glad to go around the world to see all the designs from creative people. Hope to win one of these fabulous prizes!

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  110. Loved the blog hop! Was so much fun seeing all the talented designers work! I commented on ever blog and am now following the Artful Crafts design team members blogs :)

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  111. Had a blast on the blog hop. Love visiting new blogs and seeing such amazing, inspiring work. I am now a follower of Artfull Crafts and the talented design team members.

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  112. This has been fun. I hope I am one of the winners! Thank you.

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  113. Such a lot of inspiration from all the blogs. I think I am now following all the Artfull Crafts DT blogs.

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  114. Fun layout! Thanks for all the inspiration =)

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  115. This was my first hop around the world and I loved every stop. There are so many talented people who love to share their ideas with others. Thank you to all the ladies who set up the blog and big thanks to Echo Park on their new blog and launch. It's so nice to see paper that is so versatile.

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  116. Fabulous projects Liz, great to see some of your work. Great to participate in the Blog hop such fun!

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  117. You have created some great layout, they are amazing! Thank you for sharing and being part of the blog hop! will be heading over to your facebook page!

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  118. Hi Liz, I'm loving this blog hop idea. Feet up at the end of the night flicking thru all the blogs and ideas is just a fab way to end a long day :)

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  119. The projects are amazing! I love Echo Park and the versatility of the collections!

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  120. thanks to all for such a wonderful blog hop...it has been fun all the way...and thanks to echo park for such a great range of lush papers.

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  121. What a great way to travel Down Under - I have thoroughly enjoyed my journey through this blog hop! Thank you everyone for all the inspiration.

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  122. This was such a wonderful blog hop! Thanks so much for the inspiration.

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  123. What a fabulous blog hop! Thanks for all the inspiration!

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  124. Wow!! Great projects! Love the heart card!! I left comments on all the DT blogs!
    Thanks for the chance to win

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  125. Love the project! Love blog hops! Love giveaways! Love Echo Park! Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  126. I love that you showed the cards that you made with the leftovers. I am in the same habit of doing that and I love the outcome! Fabulous job all around!

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  127. Love all of the projects!! How wonderful! Thanks for sharing all of the DT projects

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  128. Thank you so much for putting this together! The DT projects were amazing and so inspiring!

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  129. Thanks for a fabulous blog hop!! Love all the projects!

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  130. your projects are beautiful, love it!

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  131. This blog hop was so much fun!!! Thanks for organizing it!!! Loved all the projects! By the way, your layouts are gorgeous!!! Thanks for the inspiration and for the chance to win!

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  132. The hop was a lot of fun. Got to see a lot of great cards and pages. Got a lot of ideas to incorporate into my projects. I think I've changed my FAV to the This and That collections. They are so versatile.

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  133. I'm following them all!! Thanx for this chance not only to win but to get inspired!!!

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  134. This was a great hop - with such amazingly talented designers!

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  135. Nice projects.... Had a great time on the hop...

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  136. What a fun hop! Thank you for such eye candy!

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  137. Thanks for a great blog hop! Now that I am completely overloaded with inspiration, I'm off to make something pretty.

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  138. wonderful hop. Such cute projects here too. The explosion card is amazing.

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  139. So many great ideas - thank you for sharing!

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  140. Lots of great projects and plenty of inspiration! Echo Park Paper hasn't made a line yet that I didn't like/love or make LOTS of projects with.

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  141. Wonderful projects! I loved leaving comments to everyone. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  142. great projects! love that LO!

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  143. So creative. I love how you think outside the box!

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  144. Beautiful layouts! I believe I'm now following all the Artfull crafts team too... some great ideas along the hop :-)

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  145. Fantastic Cards! Love that kit! thanks for sharing your project!

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  146. I am just at the start of her hop! love your projects!

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  147. What great work by everyone on the hop! I've become a follower of everyone by either gfc, facebook or networked blogs. It was hard to find a way to follow a couple of ladies! :-) Thanks so much for a chance to win!

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  148. What a wonderful bloghop!! So many lovely projects! I did all the things you asked for :) Follow each blog and leave a comments
    Svetlana xx

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  149. Thanks so much for the great blog hop! A ton of inspiration on all these ladies blogs! I followed each blog and commented!

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  150. great hop with so many awesome projects!!! I am following some great new ladies!!

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  151. Great blog hop Liz, learning new things all the way through. Lovely cards too

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  152. thanks for a fun hop! I left a comment/followed everywhere :) - lots of gorgeous inspiration!

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  153. Thanks for the chance to win and all of the inspiration

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  154. I totally agree...perfect for cards. Yours are really cute, by the way :) Off to thank Echo Park. Thank YOU for all the great inspiration!!

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  155. Love your cards and creations using the Your Truly collection. Fun stuff. Thanks for participating and making this blog hop extra exciting!

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  156. Wonderful Inspiration, thoroughly enjoyed this blog hop it is great to see so much talented work from all of the participants,thanks goes out to Echo Park and of course Artfull Crafts, you are the best!!

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  157. Love the double LO and the card. Great use of everything in the collection. LOVE it. TFS and the chance to win. I am a new follower and sure to come back often for mor inspiration.
    Have a great day!
    Liz

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  158. Absolutely gorgeous projects! TFS! I am a new follower to here and the design team. So much inspiration, so little time!

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  159. I am officially following the Artfull Crafts DT. Thanks for the opportunity to win!.Liz

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  160. Love your projects Liz...especially that heart card. Looking forward to receiving it!!! I am now following all the DT. Thanks for the fun hop!

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  161. Hi,Well have finally become a follower of the crafts DT. I so enjoyed looking at all the blogs as I hopped and hopped.

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  162. This was a great hop - so many beautiful projects=)

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  163. Beautiful pages and thanks for all the inspiration it's fab, have loved looking at what everyone has made :)

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  164. I have left comments at each blog and am following all of Artfull Crafts DT members.

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  165. Great lo's, love the cards!

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  166. Thanks for the hop. I am now following all your Design Team members. Beautiful projects by all!

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  167. I've hopped and I've jumped and I've seen some fantastic and inspiring projects. thanks for organising the hop team, it was a lot of fun. I wont be the 1000 fb follower because I have been one for a while but I enjoy your fb page almost as much as your blog.

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  168. Thanks for organizing this blog hop (my first experience) - it was fantastic to view so many great ideas. The echo park collections are gorgeous and its really hard to pick a favorite! thanks again!

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  169. Thanks for the Hop, It was alot of fun and very inspiring, with so many different Ideas. And I truely love the triple heart card, Awesome job. Thanks for the chance to win. thanks again.

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  170. What a neat heart card!? Awesome. TFS

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  171. Thanks for all the inspiration ! Your DT did an awesome job on all the projects to showcase EP. I have followed everyone...and will keep watching to see more creativity from you all !
    Enjoyed my hop around the world this morning.

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  172. Thanks for the fun hop as well! It was great meeting your DT and being inspired by them!

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