Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Lori Whitlock Blog Hop: Echo Park We Are Family Layout

Hello & Welcome to Lori Whitlock's January blog hop!  You should be arriving here from Corri's blog or if you're just joining us you can start from the beginning at Lori's blog.  :)

Today I am sharing a layout I created using Lori's We Are Family collection she designed for Echo Park.  To create this layout I started with a sketch by Becky Fleck as my inspiration (see below).

For my title I was able to take the word "sweet" from one of Lori's other titles and customize it to fit my needs by typing out the second half of my title using Lori's "Friendly" font.

My layout is about my friend flying to Ethiopia for a year so I cut out an airplane and suitcase to layer on my tag and reinforce my theme.  When my page was completely done I added glossy accents to the hearts to make them look like epoxy shapes.

My page was inspired by this PageMaps sketch from May 2014.

I love that I was able to find many of the exact elements in the sketch using shapes designed by Lori.  I took a screen shot of my layout as I played with different sizes and colors for my shapes. 

When I had everything the way I liked it, I set it to the side of my mat and duplicated it so I could sort the shapes by color and cut them out one by one.  I kept the original intact so when it came to assembling my layout I had something to refer to.

I used a lot of the double sided solid papers from this collection in my page so I was able to mirror my green shapes and cut them at the same time as my aqua shapes, etc.  I'm always stoked when I can do that!

To create my layout I used the following cut files available in Lori's shop:

This week you can get 30% off all her and Kolette Hall's amazing cutting files and fonts using the code "JANUARY" through January 19, 2015.  :)

She also is giving everyone a free cutting file.  Head over to her blog to check it out.  :)

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Make sure to check out all the inspiring projects at my fellow teammates blogs & leave comments for more chances to win.  Your next stop in the hop is Kathy's Blog.  :)

Paper Team:

Digital Team:

Thanks so much for stopping by.  :)

Supplies Used (available at Scrapbook.com)


  1. Such a fun layout my friend. I love the photo so much! And I really enjoyed reading the journaling. I think that journaling is so very important for any layout. Beautiful colors, patterns and shapes.

  2. Fabulous layout and great use of all the files.

  3. I love how you blended all these sets together. The bold colors are wonderful because we are having a rainy day here. How cute is that camera!

  4. Great layout! I just love the little tag!

  5. Very nice layout and I hope you see your friend again very soon!

  6. Great layout following the sketch!

  7. I love your layout and the story you shared! I just became a new follower.

  8. what is beautiful LO your best memories of that day

  9. What a sweet layout, just like the title :) Love the papers and very creative using all Lori's cutting files! Thanks for the inspiration!

  10. Such a sweet layout ... really love your style!

  11. Cute layout. I really love the color choices as well.

  12. pure perfection..love all the details and the awesome stitching!

  13. Pretty layout! I love the stitching and embellishments.

  14. love your layout ... my wish list is growing!
    Sandra ltb

  15. Wow, that is quite a trip! What a great way to save the memory!

  16. Love the LO, awesome stitched tags and elements and embellisments.

  17. What an incredible job you did on this layout - those banners and pennants look so good!! I love the colors and the whole feel of the layout! Those little hears are the clincher for me - so cute and so perfectly placed!! Love seeing you work and again - clean, crisp and super awesome!!


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