Sunday, March 25, 2012

Echo Park DT Guest Designer Linda Auclair

Today we are THRILLED to welcome as a Guest Designer, Linda Auclair from the Echo Park Design Team. We sent Linda a kit of Echo Park/Artfull Crafts goodies and she has been busy creating. She has also answered our usual Designer Questions and shared three of her favorite Echo Park projects with us.

Make sure you scroll to the end to see how you can WIN a new Echo Park Mini Theme Collection Pack AND the kit used to create this card and layout.

This and That Graceful Layout



This and That Graceful Card


Linda's answers our questions!

How were you introduced to scrapbooking?
I have always loved pretty paper. Even before I was officially a scrapbooker I kept illustrated journals with photos and clippings. One of my favorite jobs was when I worked in the Product Development department of a greeting card company which really got my paper crafting hobby started. Still, it took me until I was expecting my youngest child to pick up a copy of Creating Keepsakes and officially become a scrapbooker. I finished Aileen’s first year album before she was even born, and have been happily scrapping ever since. (Aileen will be 10 years old in a couple months!)

What inspires you for layouts, projects, cards?
I am all about color, and am inspired by the great designs and themes which Echo Park Paper has become famous for. The monthly collection releases means that there is always a new collection to inspire me. I have a very active family, and I am constantly inspired by their activities to create my pages.
Memo holder using "For the Record"
What other project types do you like to work on besides scrapbook pages?
I enjoy working on home d├ęcor projects, and love upcycling thrift store finds to create one of a kind works of art.

What scrapbooking tools/products can you not do without?
I can’t scrap without my Fiskars rotary trimmer, my collection of border punches and my trusty corner rounder.

What is your current favorite technique or embellishment?
Lately I have been doing a lot of machine stitching on my layouts and cards.

Desk Organizer using "Happy Days" (Note from Lowri - I LOVE THIS!!)
What do you hope to try or improve on this year?
I love stamps, and have a huge bin full of them. But I will admit that I am more of a stamp “collector” than a “stamper”, so my goal this year is to put that stash to work in my layouts and cards.

What advice can you give to people just beginning to enjoy scrapbooking?
There is absolutely no wrong way to scrap! You don’t need a lot of supplies to get started – just a favorite photo, a story and some pretty paper and off you go.

What is your favorite Echo Park Collection to date?
I think that my favorite collection is always the one that I am working with at the moment! J But I have a particular soft spot for “For the Record” – something about the colors and motifs of that collection are particularly appealing to me.

Layout using "Summer Days"
WIN a new Echo Park Mini Them Collection Pack or the kit used to create these This and That Graceful projects by leaving us a comment telling us YOUR favorite Echo Park Collection of all time!



Thanks Linda for sharing your fabulous work and scrapping secrets with us!

26 comments:

  1. Lovely projects from Linda - such a pretty layout. My favourite collection would have to be For the Record - I ended up with 2 packs of that and its all gone now.

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  2. I just ordered the Little Girl and Little Boy Echo Park collections for my twins (2 1/2 years old) 2nd year scrapbooks! They look so cute online so I can't wait to see them in person ;) I'd love to get Hello Summer for their scrapbooks as well. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  3. Thanks for sharing such fabulous projects. My fave collection at the moment would have to be Times & Seasons.

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  4. wow,awesome projects! While i love all the Echo Park products, the dots and stripes are my fave right now.

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  5. My favourite was Summer Days but I also like the look of Playground and all the new ones of course :)

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  6. love the colours in This and That with their vibrancy. I'm delighted to see the new papers with stripes and dots and the array of colours in it-that will be so handy as usually very hard to find this combination.

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  7. Gorgeous Layout & card Linda. I love what you have done with the kit! I have the same fantastic kit, so Ill be back to share on Wednesday :)

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  8. Great projects...........Love the box with the record..........so cute

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  9. I would have to say my favourite would be This and That, but I just love the projects you have completed with For The Record,very CLEVER!!

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  10. Great work Linda - must say I enjoyed working with the Graceful collection but I do also like the For The Record. Well, to be honest there isn't one I don't like! To day I have been working with the Hello Spring and Melody of Life. It has been fun having you along with us at Artfull Crafts - hope you've enjoyed it as well.

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  11. Love your Graceful layout Linda, your work is just fabulous! Love that Happy Days too! So hard to choose a favourite they are all fabulous!

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  12. Believe it or not I just love how you have brought out the new mini theme collection packs. These are my all time favourites.

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  13. for the record is one of my favourite collections!

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  14. My favourite is For the Record, great projects :)

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  15. What a sweet layout! Your daughter is just beautiful! Hmmm, favorite collection. That's hard! I don't think I can pick one, but my favorite of te new releases is note to self.

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  16. These are soooo cute! Thanks for sharing with us :) MY fav Echo Park collection would have to be Playground, it is perfect for creating layouts etc for my wee boy :)

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  17. Victorian Park definitly! Cant wait to get my hands on a pad of this.

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  18. This & That is my favourite range so far. Thanks for sharing your projects. I love the use of the record :)Thanks for a chance to win. Seeing all the inspiration on the blog has me itching to get my hands on some Echo Park product.

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  19. I think Little Boy just really makes me so happy, I'd have to pick it as my favorite. I love all the vehicles and the bright colors! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  20. My favorite collection is a Boys Life.

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  21. My favorite (today) is A Boy's Life.

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  22. Beautiful layout! I'm new on scrapbooking so it helps me a lot all the creativity I find here! I love all the mini themes collections specially the boys related ones (Boys, birthday boy, All Star). I would love to win, thanks for the chance!!

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  23. I never visited the echo park nor i know about ie but after watching these cards one can get the idea of this park...The dating stuff card awesome...

    custom gift cards
    clear cards

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  24. Its hard to pick just one collection...I love the This and That, but Splash and For the record are a favorite too. Great projects Linda.

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  25. I love the new collection This&That Gravedul

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  26. Love all the Echo Park papers, keep changing my mind. This Blog Hop has been a really great way to look at all the different themes and colours in the range. Thanks Echo Park & Artful Crafts for bringing this to little ole New Zealand

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