Monday, March 10, 2014

echo park + top dog dies blog hop + giveaway!!


Hello!  A very special welcome to Top Dog Dies and Echo Park Paper Co fans!  Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope you come back often. Be sure to visit all the design team blogs because each one will be offering a giveaway.  Remember, you can always return to the Echo Park Paper blog at anytime if you get lost as you hop between blogs.  And be sure to check out the Top Dog Dies blog for giveaways as well.  Here's the list of blogs to visit:

Echo Park Paper
Ashley Horton
Corri Garza
Holly Gagnon
Tania Willis
Aly Dosdall (you are here)
Lisa Swift
Amy Wanford
Amy Tsuruta
Giovana Smith
Katie Brooks
Renee Robbins
Karen Letchworth
Wendy Sue Anderson
Stacey Schafer
Nicole Picadura


I'm so excited to share this layout with you that I created using the Photo Mats Die, the Photo Props Die Set , and the Splendid Sunshine collection.



I love the fun feel that the photo props add to the page--they really fit my kids' playful personalities.  I also love the photo mat die--so versatile.  I'll be using those mats on many future projects--cards, scrapbook pages, project life layout, etc.


Now, for the FUN part!! 

To celebrate this awesome blog hop I'm giving away one of the currently shipping Echo Park collections to one lucky reader!  


To be considered for this giveaway, leave a comment below telling me 1) your favorite Echo Park collection, and 2) your favorite Top Dog die.  Comments will close at midnight (MDT) on Sunday 3/16.  I'll randomly choose a winner that will be posted on Wednesday morning 3/19, so be sure to check back to see if you won!  Good luck!

ETA: comments are now closed for this post.  Thank you for entering the giveaway.  I'll announce the winner on Wednesday morning!

85 comments:

Natalia said...

1. My new favorite Echo Park collection is: That's my Boy

2. The Top Dog Dies are so hard to chose from, but your sample of the photo die with the Polaroid is awesome so I select that one! :- )

Laura Turcotte said...

Amazing layout!
My fave EP collection would be Splendid Sunshine (I have the boy one), and my fave top die...oh boy! that is a really tough one...I like their doily and butterfly dies....although this is super hard to say! :)

barbara macaskill said...

My favorite collection is Splendid Sunshine!! Lord knows we need some around here! Too many snow days and another big storm will be arriving Wed. thru Thursday! UGH!!!
Love your layout. Such bright and festive colors!! TFS!

lovescrapbooking said...

lovely layout :)
I love EchoPark's mini theme!! I almost always buy every mini theme, they're so easy to use.
And I love that 'baby on board' dies, wish we have those dies here.

Cathy Homan said...

I really like your page. The soft tones of the Splendid Sunshine collection - with the Pop of Yellow. The Polaroid frames are adorable. Thanks for the chance to win!

Stampin Lara said...

Very CUTE layout, I love how you used EP and the cute dies! My favorite TD die is the purse, and one of my favorite EP lines is Summer bliss (AND Goal!!). Love your blog, thanks for sharing!!

Sarah P. said...

I love the colors, they just pop. I like EP "That's my boy" collection. The Polaroid fames are perfect! Thank you for sharing this great idea.

grandmato19 said...

Excellent layout -- love the bicycle and the colors you chose!

Katie Bolinger said...

That's my boy if perfect because I have a boy. I also like the brighter more vivid colors. There are so many to like, I have trouble choosing just one.

Jeanene said...

I'm in love with the Splendid Sunshine collection and I think I might check out the photo dies.

Stacey Schafer said...

totally fabulous layout!

Penny L. said...

that Splendid sunshine set is just the kind I love...the colors, prints, etc. and I fell in love with the onesie die I saw featured...but they're all great! your layout rocks...I love how you spiced up the "fun" on the pic of your kids with the tiara and ties addition!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

What a lovely page and great showcase of both product lines! So glad we are collaborating on this hop! :)

Anonymous said...

Sunshine for sure!.Thanks for the chance to win!.

gabriella said...

I love the boy layout and doily dies from top dog

Katy Young said...

Love this layout!!!

csewy-csescrap13 said...

Love the layout....the photo frames, splatters, and neat elements! I am loving the "That's My Boy" collection for my 9 week old grandson! Thanks for a chance to win!

Amy C. said...

I love the Splendid Sunshine kit because I'm ready for spring and I also love the Top Dog Doily Die! Your layout is so cute!

DIANA L. said...

Thanks for the fun Hop, Love your Layout. The papers you used are so pretty..
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Sierra Winters said...

What a darling layout, Aly. You really combined the Top Dog dies and Echo Park papers beautifull! Thanks for the inspiration.
Sierra

WhoMom said...

Love the mini themes! Your layout is wonderful.

Holly Gagnon said...

Beautiful LO! Love that die set too! Holly :-)

Sarah Biswabic said...

What a cute layout! I love Splendid Sunshine! I love the doily die! :)

on a good day said...

Sunshine is my fav of Echo Park and the butterflies from Top Dog Dies. thanks for the chance to win!!

Kathleen White said...

Incredible layout. Just love the little props for each person. So cute!!

Christine Kiehl said...

Wow, you are really talented!! I love your page! As I already have That's my boy; Sunshine would be next in line! Thank you for taking the time to share with us hoppers/shoppers/followers! jellybeankahler @yahoo.com

Kailash said...

I love EP splendid sunshine collection and the polaroid die fronm top dog is just fabulous!!

KellyG said...

Love how you used the photo props, too cute! Great layout! EP has lots of great lines but I really enjoyed working with This and That Charming, lots of great papers to cut up and awesome embellies!

Janis said...

Really cute LO. Love your colors and how you used the dies.

Hard to pick a fave EP collection, but I am loving Splendid Sunshine!! Fave Top Dog Die: Tattered Lace Butterfly Toppers.
<3 J

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Teresa Godines #6857 said...

I love your clean layout. Awesome job. My favorite EP collection is Summer Bliss. My two favorite dies are Ornate Gate and the Fold & Tuck card die

Lara said...

I'm loving the soccer collection and the sushi roll stamp and die set. So fun

Laurie B. said...

my favorite paper collection right now is Bundle of Joy - girl set (our first granddaughter was born last week)

I really like the Cherish Doilies and tags die set

Camerageek said...

I love the mini theme's collection, and its a toss up so far as to which die. I like the mini heart album but also the polaroid frames photo mat that you got.

Larissa Heskett said...

WOW!! What a FUN Collection and I LOVE your Layout and the Design!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! =)

Erika Demars said...

I absolutely love this layout....my style, and love the photomat die! WHERE can I get one...love, love love, and thanks for the chance to win

Kathie Craig said...

I like the St. Patrick's Day Echo Park collection and the Cheery Lynn Designs Gears Die Set.

Christine said...

Love your scrapbook page...scrapbooking is my first crafting love! My favorite EP collection is Sunshine, and i can see lots and lots of uses for the Polaroid frames.

Crystal Morse said...

I love that layout. And love that mini kit! Awesome hop!

marylouh said...

I like the mini's. I make greeting cards so they work best for me. I love the diaper die from Top Dog. I have that one and have used it a lot.

Heather Thompson said...

what a great layout. Love the pic too, very cute!!!
My fav echo park is Splendid Sunshine. Top Dog die is hard but I have been looking at the new Shades of Thanks Die.

Thank you for sharing.

Cynthia B. said...

I hadn't heard of Top Dog Dies before - just went to their site, and they've got some cool products! My favorite have to be their doily dies - the Cherish Doilies and tags looks very versatile.
And as for Echo Park...heck, I'm hard-pressed to pick my favorite! Of the new collections you show, my favorite is That's My Boy, but I also can't wait to get my hands on Getaway and Capture Life. LOVE EP!!
Thanks for sharing your fun layout with us, and thanks for the chance to win! :)

Ashley Horton said...

Such a fun layout Aly, and awesome use of the photo die set!!

Sandra said...

love your layout!
Sandra ltb

justasiam said...


My favourite Echo Park collection is Getaway (Alisha Gordon and Kasie Fry), while I love the Top Dog Thumb Notch Box Die!

Loly Borda-Towery said...

My favorite is Splendid sunshine. Thanks for the chance. Love your LO Aly!

Loly Borda-Towery said...

I forgot to say that my favorite die is the doily. TFS

Karenladd said...

OOh, what a sweet layout! Love the Splendid Sunshine collection and the doily die from Top Dog! Can't get enough doilies!!

Karen H said...

I like the mini from echo park and love the butterfly die from top dog, thanks for sharing your beautiful page!

SweetTownhome said...

I love the EP mini collection and I love Top Dog's Bella Doily die.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Fabulous page! One of my. Fav. Ep collections is eclectic!as for top dog dies I love their doilies!

Buho Scrapper said...

what a cute layout! it´s so fun! and i love the colors!

My fave EP collection is "That´s my boy" and my fave top dog´s die is the cherish doily. love doilys!

Caryn S said...

I am totally digging those photo mats! Love the splatter work in the background too.

Beatrice Lawson said...

That's My Boy wins every time... and love the doily - so pretty and detailed and the right size for cards!

TJ Butler said...

Love the layout and the awesome way you used the die!! My favorite collection from Echo PArk is the bright happy Sunshine one - my favorite Top Dog Die is the Mason Jar album die with finishers set! So awesome and so are you!!!

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Scrappin' Diva said...

What a fun LO! Thanks for sharing!

Sue D said...

Wonderful layout--I like how you used the dies.

My fave EP collection is Happy Camper and fave die is the Onesie Card.
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Iris said...

My fave is Splendid Sunshine.
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Miriam Prantner said...

So fun! I love how you dressed up the people in the photo with the dies! I think my current favorite collection is Reflections Fall, and my favorite die is the Madison Doily

Pam Young said...

Beautiful family and love how you used the dies!! Hands down Splendid Sunshine for my fav paper, and my favorite die is hard to pick! I love so many of them. I guess I'll go with the Onesie with the finishing dies!!

Jean Bullock said...

Wondeful layout. Love the colors and all the elements of this page. Well done.

Claude said...

Love the Bella Doily die and the Splendid Sunshine collection! And your layout is wonderful!

Ria Montefalcon said...

Wow! Awesome page indeed, I love all the colors and elements in your layout, just great

Стокли said...

I've never used Top Dog dies, so I don't have any fave.
As for the Echo Park collections - they are all great! I'm happy they have new Splendid sunshine collection - it has the same colors as an older Springtime which I absolutely love.

Kathleen Rimer said...

I love your layout. Your colors pop! I've just learned of Top Dog Dies and I MUST have some! And Echo Park has always been a favorite.
Thanks for sharing your layout with us.

Helen Gullett said...

Wow... This is fabulous layout! I love EP Splendid Sunshine and frame & onesies dies :)

Robin B. said...

My favorite Top Dog die is the Victorian Lace border and my favorite Echo Park kit is the Reflections Fall.

Pink Dalmatians said...

what a fun layout! the Splendid Sunshine paper is on my "must have" list but it would be even better to win it!!! I have to say that while I like all the dies, the Polaroid one is probably my fav. Would use on layouts and PL.

TracyM #6773 said...

FUN & FABULOUS layout Aly - LOVE the colours and design, the photo mats look great too!!!
1 - my favourite EP Collection is the delightful "Beautiful Life"
2 - I only have one Top Dog Dies die, so it has to be my beautiful "Isabella Fan"

THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION and the chance to win some CRAFTY AWESOMENESS :)

jan said...

Favorite has to be the mini collection for card making, although I am loving that little man rocket. And my fav Top Dog die is the heart doily. Thanks for sharing your fab scrapbook design!

Angela said...

The Splendid Sunshine looks great on your layout and I am loving those dies too! Great job!

Nicole McNamara said...

Awesome layout! Super fun and great colours! Favourite EP colllection atm would be 'thats my boy' as I'm just learning how to scrap for my son and Top Dog Die I can see myself using the photo prop die ALOT! Make my photos extra fun!

DBMM said...

'm in love with the Splendid Sunshine collection and I think I might check out the photo dies.

stampinfun71 said...

I love all the EP papers but especially splendid sunshine! Those chevron stripes are MAGIC TO MY EYES and I love the die cuts like the bike you added to your page. Awesomeness, your project, the hop....everything. Thankyou!

Lisa said...

What a gorgeous layout!! I love the design and details!! My favorite EP paper would be Splendid Sunshine and my favorite Top Dog die is the butterfly die set :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

JayTeeZeHang said...

1) I love EP's Spendid Sunshine Collection

2) Top dog die... hard to choose one because I love them all. if really have to choose one, I choose Madison Doily Die.

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous layout! So many pretty details! Love the photo mat die you used and the gorgeous papers!
Splendid Sunshine and the Flower Mosaic A2 Mat Die are my faves!

Mary said...

My grandchildren would have a blast putting fin photo pieces on family photos. Ingenious fie.

~amy~ said...

Such a fabulous layout!

Jessie said...

I love theecho park mini theme "best friends" and the top dog dies tattered lace mini tea set

Linda Storey said...

Love the Sunshine collection & your layout. Thanks so much for the chance to win ;0)

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

fantastic layout!!!

JerseyJenn said...

My favorite new Echo Park collection is the Summer Adventures mini theme.

My (current) favorite Top Dog Die is the Madison doily.

Thanks for the chance to win!

ehbost said...

You are so right. These dies dies look like so much fun.