Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Lori Whitlock Hop: Echo Park Petticoats & Pinstripes Layout

Hello there!  The Lori Whitlock team is back with our monthly blog hop.  You should be arriving here from Corri's blog or if you are just joining in, you can start from the beginning at Lori's blog.  :)

For my project today I pulled out Lori's newest collection for Echo Park called Petticoats & Pinstripes.  It's a very fun, girly collection with a bit of a vintage vibe.

Echo Park Petticoats & Pinstripes Mother's Day Tea Layout by Mendi Yoshikawa (using cutting files by Lori Whitlock)

For my title I paired some stickers from the collection pack with the word "daughter" cut out on my Silhouette using an old favorite font of mine called "CK Puppy Love".  It's a fun one.

To create my scalloped borders I welded several of my favorite borders together of Lori's.  I love how I can always size them to be the perfect width for my project!

Echo Park Petticoats & Pinstripes Mother's Day Tea Layout by Mendi Yoshikawa (using cutting files by Lori Whitlock)

As soon as I saw the teapots patterned paper I knew I had the perfect photo that had been sitting in my photo box for a number of years that would go with it perfectly!  I chose to cut out Lori's cute teapot and teacup cutting files that match so well.

After I cut them out though I was feeling they felt a little flat to me so I decided to cut out a second set, trimming off the handles, spout and bases to pop up over the first set with some foam tape for a little dimension.  I added some chalk ink to the edges to add to that sense of dimension and then pulled out an old paper daisy and an Echo Park brad to add for a final touch of interest.

Echo Park Petticoats & Pinstripes Mother's Day Tea Layout by Mendi Yoshikawa (using cutting files by Lori Whitlock)

I will admit that I really struggled to finish this layout.  I felt like it was busy and a bit blah all at the same time. After I finished and stitched down my background, I really hit a brick wall.  I must have moved the photo and elements around a million times and couldn't figure out where to fit in my journaling.  

As a last minute addition, I realized I could cut out one of Lori's fun photo corners topped with a sticker from the collection to complete my visual triangle.  While it's probably not my favorite layout, I finally got it to a point where I'm satisfied.  Ultimately I'm happy to have the memory documented and that's what's really important, right?  ;)

Echo Park Petticoats & Pinstripes Mother's Day Tea Layout by Mendi Yoshikawa (using cutting files by Lori Whitlock)

I hope I've inspired you to document a special memory of your own Just to recap, today I used the following cut files available in Lori's shop:
This week you can get 30% off all her and Kolette Hall's wonderful cutting files and fonts in her online store using the code "APR2016" through April 18, 2016.  :)

She also is having a sale at Snap.Click.Supply for 30% all her digital products using the code "DIGIAPR16", but you must hurry!  The sale is only for today.  :)

She is also giving away this awesome cutting file today at her shop

And if that wasn't enough, she is also giving away a $20 gift card to her shop to one lucky winner.  Leave a comment on her blog for your chance to win.  ;)

Don't forget to check out all the inspiring projects at my fellow teammates blogs.  Your next stop in the hop is Kathy's Blog.  :)

Thanks so much for stopping by.  :)

Interested in the products I used to create my projects today?  To make supplies easier for you to find, I have listed them below (affiliate links included). 

Supplies Used (available at Scrapbook.com)


  1. Love the dimension on the coffee pot and the teacup. love the hole page.

  2. PRETTY papers and SWEET layout, a lovely photo and design!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing with us Mendi :)

  3. So adorable! I love the little teapot!

  4. Such an adorable page! It's awesome when you find the perfect pic to go with the awesome papers/dies/etc.

  5. Love the scrapbook page gave me lots of ideas

  6. This layout is so sweet.... and so beautiful...... and I know that you share 2 beautiful daughters... but tell me how amazing is it, to have such a beautiful mother/daughter bond? I absolutely love the bond that Gianna and I share...truly wonderful! Your title says it all and your layout is just really well thought out and designed perfectly!

  7. The colors, the papers and the design elements in this layout are all beautiful!! Love the details that you added and just everything you do to your layouts to make them shine and scream "Mendi made me" Love this and I think you are beautiful!!


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