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The 19th is here.. You know what that means! CHA REVEALS!!!!!

Today is the day I get to share my CHA Echo Park booth projects with you all! Yes, I have been talking about it a lot on my FACEBOOK PAGE and now I can stop yappin’ about it and actually show you all! After I tell you all a little story..

I was contacted on July 6th asking if I would be able to design some projects for Echo Park Paper to show at CHA… I wish you all could have seen my face when I read that email! I was SO stinkin’ excited and could not believe they would contact ME, let alone read my blog.. I mean, who am I?…

I replied back saying I would.. I mean, WHO would turn that down? A crazy person, that’s who! Then, before I heard back about my deadline, I thought to myself, “Gee, isn’t CHA THIS month?”.. Ummm, yeah. *panic begins to set in*…. I was told that they needed my projects by the 14th.. *gulp*… AND they still needed to ship me the paper! *double gulp*…. I told myself, “You’ve got this, Tamara!”… (I really did say that…. Psssh! Don’t try to pretend you don’t talk to yourself!) So, I got a big box of awesomeness on July 8th in the evening and immediately got busy! As soon as I saw the GORGEOUS paper I was inspired to create! In TWO FULL DAYS I got done.. I was pretty amazed! I shipped them all out on July 11th.. which is an AMAZING day for me.. Not only did I get done super fast and knew my projects would arrive in time, but that evening I was asked to be on their in house design team!

Just imagine, if you will, a crazy woman running through the house screaming like a half pig, half duck.. being strangled. Kinda like, “Quuuuuack.. ah-ah-ah-ah *gasp*..snort, ah- *gasp* ah-ahhhh-.. Quuuuack”.. “Snort”…

My husband asked what my problem was.. and you know what?.. If HE thinks I’m having an ‘issue’ then it’s seriously disturbing!

So yeah, I am excited to say the least! It’s a lot different than any other DT I’ve ever been on and I don’t want to get into too many details, but it’s super-doooper! If you want to meet the other SUPER talented design team members, head on over to the BLOG!

And you get something out of it too.. what?.. PAPER KIT GIVEAWAY’S! Yes, I will be giving away some of the newest kits here on my good ol’ blogity-blog here and there! Yeah, buddy! And I get to give one away NOW!! (See below my projects for details!)

 

OK.. now that I got that outta my system, time for CHA projects and to get down to business!

*breathe in.. breathe out*…. (Seriously, I’m such a child! I feel like such a celebrity right now… LOL! )

So, first off, if you’re not already following Echo Park’s BLOG or ‘like’ their Facebook Page, then you might have missed out on peeks of some bea-U-tiful new lines! I’m talking about Victoria Gardens and Apothecary Emporium! “Hellooo000oo, GORGEOUS!”

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These were two of the three lines I got to work with! I knew right when I saw Apothecary Emporium on Facebook that I wanted to make some test tube type of project with them. I had two tubes laying around and decided to make my own SVG file to hold them (which will be a free download during my Blogiversary Bash) and decorate it with the cool stickers that come in the kit! I will admit, I don’t usually use stickers, just never really thought to. But these were SO fun!

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I used a lot of pewter ink from Color Box! A great color for Halloween stuff (So is black, white and silver!)

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Those little stickers fit just right on top of the test tubes!

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I stuck some of the stickers on cardstock and cut them out. I then distressed and inked the edges. You can do so much with these stickers alone! These would be great with some Reese’s Pieces or black and orange jelly beans in them! The twine shown is from the awesome Trendy Twine! How awesome is that black and orange?! I think it’s a limited edition, so you might want to go snag some while you can! Go like her Facebook page and let her know I sent ya!

Think that’s neat? Well, this is my FAVORITE! I had visions of doing something like this since LAST Halloween when I first started crafting, I just had no idea where to start! I tackled this and LOVE how it came out. I was sad to ship this one off, for sure! I will have to make another one!.. or at least the hat! The hat is a paper mache cone that I got wet and shaped at the top. I dried it and Mod Podged the paper to it!

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I hope you like that vintage crinkle ribbon! I will be giving some away for my Blogiversary!

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I used Recollections brand glitter and it works just as nicely as the Martha Stewart stuff…

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The photo above shows how I added glitter to the wire holding the bats. It looks awesome in person with black and silver glitter on various elements!

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I will share tips on how I made this in the next few days! :) It’s a lot of fun!

 

Next up, is the Victoria Gardens collection. When I first saw this I had so many ideas coming to me and wasn’t sure what I wanted to do. Then, I remembered a PDF file I saw awhile back to make a very small carousel.. that was it! I HAD to make a vintage looking paper carousel! The PDF was way too small to make any sort of template from so I created my own files in Sure Cuts a Lot from the basic shapes library and a mix of SVG files and created this…

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Can I just say I am dang proud of this beauty!? It’s a GIFT BOX! The top section and bottom section are both boxes. I built this thing as if I was building myself a house! lol.. I was very careful with placement and measurements. The center column is stuffed with packing paper and dowel rods for support. I actually had a lot more flowers and things cut out and realized if I went ‘overboard’ it would have been too much since it was such a large piece as is. Again…. 98% of this was made with the SCAL basic shapes library! I will share more about how I made this in a few days.

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Don’t those papers totally MAKE the project?.. That roof was a total pain to make! I had to use some rusty math skills to create it!

 

And, last but not least! The ‘secret’ paper I got to work with! Happy Days… how fun and cute are these papers?

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I decided to go fairly simple with a neat 3D project. Sadly, I didn’t get very many photos of this since I got sidetracked and then ran out of time. When I saw these papers I immediately thought ‘diner’.. So, I made an ‘EAT’ sign with 3D letters!

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The dice were a last minute add for that extra something special. You can make a menu and use this to hold it, cool, huh?! Most of this project is made from files at SVG Cuts!

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And there you have it! Again, I worked so hard on these! Most of you who read my blog know I love to make 3D projects… and that hat box and carousel really show ‘me’. I don’t usually have time to go all out like I like to.. I hope I got a few of you to say, “WOW!”.. :) I had so much fun working on these! I love starting a project and just going for it! And then to be picked up for Echo Park’s design team after all this! I am truly blessed! This past *almost* first year of paper crafting has been AMAZING for me!

Now, for my giveaway…

Wait, did I mention I am now on ECHO PARK PAPER’S DESIGN TEAM??!!… I did? Oh, well.. in case you forgot or something.. *wink*

*insert big cheesy grin here*

OK.. PAPER TIME!

Let’s begin the happy dance!!!

First of all, If you are just now seeing the new lines here on my blog, here are the rest!  Pretty Christmas lines!

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(These do not ship for awhile still, so you will not be able to win one of the Christmas lines.. YET!..)

 

Today I am giving away your choice of Happy Days, Apothecary Emporium OR Victoria Gardens!

To enter and win all you have to do is comment on this post and tell me what your FAVORITE project of mine was and what new paper line you’d like to win!

Facebook - ‘Like’ me on FACEBOOK! I LOVE new followers and you will not want to miss upcoming projects and giveaways (some limited to Facebook only!)

And if you want.. stop by Echo Park’s Facebook Page and tell them what you thought of the new paper lines! I’m sure they love the positive feedback on their amazing products! Also, stop by their BLOG for more photos and CHA chatter and to meet the design team!

Thanks for getting through this looong blog post! I hope you enjoyed my projects!

Toodles!


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  1. Angela A says:

    I love your EAT sign and the little dice that you put with them! So fun! That is my favorite project, but very hard to pick with the other great things you made! I would love to win Happy Days, but I don’t have any of them, so any would be great! You can’t go wrong with Echo Park!

  2. All of your projects are AMAZING! All of your details are so perfect! I hope that once you take a bit of a rest you do a tutorial on the witch’s hat! Congrats on being asked to design for Echo Park – I can’t wait to see what else you come up with! Thanks for sharing!

  3. renee griffith says:

    wow! what great stuff you did!
    my favorite also is the eat sign!
    i would love to win happy days, i LOVE LOVE EP!
    thanks so much for the chance to win

  4. Angie Boswell says:

    I just love them all!! I would have to go for the carousel and Victoria garden paper. This one is pretty and delicate.

  5. Kasi says:

    Wow Tamara you have blown me away with your amazing projects! Of all of them I say the carousel is my fave! Honsetly though they were all amazing and it’s hard to choose which I like best. A HUGE congrats on making the DT!! That is some big news! It’s a toss up between Happy Days and the Victorias Gardens for me. I love them both!

  6. Donna O'Neil says:

    Tamara! This is so amazing! And you sure busted it out super fast. I love it all. My little girl will go ga-ga over the carousel. The Halloween one is awesome, too. The Happy Days paper is great, too. I am going to be staying at the Disney Pop Century resort next month and it will be perfect when I get around to scrapbooking it.

  7. cela messenger says:

    OMG I love the carousel!!! You are extremely talented!!! I would love to win Victoria Gardens!!!

  8. My favorite project has to be the witch’s hat! However all of these projects are just AMAZING!!! I am so very impressed by everything you come up with. You have so much talent!!
    I’d love to win Victorias Garden…such pretty paper!
    Christy
    triathletecece@yahoo.com

  9. LOVE these projects! Wow! You did such a great job! Can’t wait for details!

  10. Lorna Mae says:

    Tamara….I love all of these great designs. I think my favorite, though, is the EAT sign with the Happy Days paper. I’m from that era :-) and perhaps that is why. You made me think of the many eateries Hubby and I visited way back when. Congratulations on being picked to be on Echo Park Papers Design Team. You surely deserve it.

  11. Hi Tamara! I’ve come to your blog by way of the EP FB page, and boy I’m glad I did! I can see why they asked you to be on their DT – you projects are nothing short of amazing! And I am blown away by the fact that you did them in such a short period of time – WOW!!!! I love each and every one of them, so I really can’t choose a favourite. My favourite new paper line is ‘Happy Days’ so because of that I will pick your fantastic ‘EAT’ project as my ‘favourite’. Huge congrats of making the team, they are super lucky to have you. Hugs from your newest follower! xx

  12. Carousel is amazing!!! Victoria Gardens is one of the most beautiful paper stacks I have ever seen!

  13. Katie says:

    I love it…thanks for sharing your ideas, they are always just incredible what you do with paper…wow keep up the great work, have fun

  14. Amy Neil says:

    I LOVE the Halloween Hat. That is just amazing. All of your projects make me say “WOW”. You have a great eye for mixing and matching papers that is so pleasing.
    I would love the Happy Days paper. It is so cheerful.
    Congrats on making the DT, you deserve it.

  15. JessicaL says:

    OMG these are all amazing! The test tube holder had to be my favorite project, you know the way to a nerd’s heart ;-) While I’d love to win all the paper, I’d have to pick the Victoria Garden first, then go buy the rest later :-) Congrats on the DT, I can only imagine how excited you must be.
    JessicaL
    http://craftyrktsci.blogspot.com

  16. Jenny says:

    You are AMAZING! They are all fabulous, but I think my favorite is the “EAT” sign! I would LOVE to win the Holly Jolly Christmas Paper. Thanks so much for the chance :)

  17. Becci Manies says:

    My favorite was of course the vintage carousel! I would love to win Victoria Gardens! ;) I also really love the witch’s hat, and I’m not even a huge fan of Halloween. Great job on all o your projects and congratulations on EP design team!

  18. Oh my goodness! Wow!! You are one talented lady! I knew when I found your blog a long time ago that you were special.. Congrats on making the DT! You deserve it after all that hard work, they are lucky to have you! I have to say all of these projects are just amazing..I think the witches hat is my favie, I can already picture all the projects I can make with those Halloween papers! Thanks for the chance to win! :)

  19. OMG-I have to pick ONE??!!? I love the Halloween stuff and will be watching for details on the hat-I need a centerpiece for a Halloweeen-themed dinner.
    BUT..I have to go with the “EAT” letters! I’m already thinking about how, once I get my hands on that paper pack, I will be making those for my kitchen. I have a retro look going on in there and something like this would look great!

  20. Genece Wicks says:

    I absolutely love the new Happy Days paper (well I Love all of them). But my very special neighbors of 20 years opened up their 3rd “Happy Days” Diner and I would love to your projects for them. It would thrill them to death! Congrats on making the design team! I would be floating on air!

  21. Patricia says:

    They’re all such great projects, but I especially loved the Fright Night Treats! I’d love the Happy Days paper, ooh all the things I could do…

  22. Megan Karetny says:

    I LOVE Victoria Gardens & what you did with it :) So pretty! I follow you & Echo Park already on FB. Nice projects! Can’t wait to get my hands on new supplies for them :) Thanks for this!

  23. Michelle says:

    Oh my goodness. I LOVE the Halloween stuff so I would definitely want the Apothecary Emporium. How have I never seen this line of paper before. Heading over to their website now…

  24. Alishia Irvin says:

    All of your projects are fantastic! The Halloween witch hat really knocked my socks off! Great paper all around! They are lucky to have you! Congratulations!

  25. Linda Mortenson says:

    WOW!! you are one TALENTED lady… All your projects are just great!! Congrats on being selected to be on the DT..you certainly deserved it

  26. Jami Sibley says:

    All of your projects are amazing! Hard to pick a fave, but I was especially charmed by that fun “EAT” sign! Love all the new paper collections – Victoria Gardens is my fave…along with Season’s Greetings.

  27. Brandi says:

    Here is another WOW! You are amazing! Love all, but my fave would have to be the carousel! I would love to win Victoria Gardens or Apothecary, which is weird because I’m not into Halloween. Congrats on the design team!

  28. Ro says:

    Your work is so awesome. Congratulations on making the DT!
    My fave project is the test tube one. I love all things Halloween and am in love with that paper.

  29. Jaime says:

    You amaze me with all of your projects. You are so creative. I LOVE LOVE LOVE your “EAT” sign! I can’t wait to get my hands on Happy Days :) !!

  30. Jessica Phillips says:

    OMG! Your products are AMAZING!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the halloween hat! Please put up instructions on that one! It’s awesome! The carousel is also awesome, way about my my level! Congratulations on making the design team! I’d also love some Apothecary Emporium paper! Thanks so much for sharing with us! I can’t wait to see what you come up with next for them!

  31. Dawn Wagner says:

    That tube holder is to die for! Love it! You are so creative. Love how you turned something “just lying around” into something so beautiful and functional as well.! Love the Apothacary line. Thanks for the chance to win!!

  32. All of your projects are beautiful! I really liked the EAT sign! It’s so fun! I would like the Happy Days paper. Thank you for the great projects you do!

  33. Lenae says:

    Congratulations Tamara you have come along way FAST! You go! Your carousel is beautiful. :)

  34. WOWZERS Tamara!!!! I just became a follower on your blog the other day, but I can tell already that I’m going to be doing some serious stalking!!! You are an AMAZING talent AND CONGRATS!!!! I can only imagine how excited you are!!! I really love to decorate for Halloween, so my favorite project are the test tube bottle & the hat box, sorry can’t just pick one. They are all FABULOUS!!!
    I would definitely LOVE to win the Apothecary line!!!
    Thanks for a chance to win!!!
    Puppy Hugs!

  35. Wow! Tamara, your projects are all AMAZING! And a HUGE Congrats on the echo park design team!! I think the Victoria gardens is my favorite but its hard to say because they’re all so amazing!

  36. Mary Dundon says:

    All the projects are so great. You did an excellent Job. I would have to say my favorite is the EAT project! Just love the paper for it. Your project is so detailed. The paper line I’d like to win is Happy Days
    thanks for sharing!

  37. Goodness, Tamara
    You really expect us to pick ONE???? I absolutely an in awe of them all but if I must pick one, it would be the eat 3D letters and Dice
    No, the Halloween phials or the Halloween hat or the carousel. Like I said, there is no way to pick just one!! LOL

  38. Beth Hillier says:

    Congrats! Your projects are amazing!

  39. April Clawson says:

    It’s so hard to pick a favorite! I love all three for different reasons. I love the Halloween ones because Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. And the diner “EAT” sign is TDF cute!! Reminds me of a 50s type diner that I used to go to with my then boyfriend (now husband!) in Cocoa Beach, FL. But my very favorite is the carousel. It is GORGEOUS!!! The Victoria Gardens paper was a perfect choice for this project. Absolutely perfect. You did a fantastic job on all of them. Very talented and you’ve inspired me to get my rear in gear and get to crafting! :0) The Victoria Gardens paper would so fun to work with!

  40. Shana says:

    Let me star off by saying how impressed I am by ALL of your Projects, you are incredible! I love you test tube project that you made with Echo Park’s Halloween kit. Halloween is a special holiday for my little family because not only is it my birthday but my son’s is the day before! So needless to say we love Halloween and would love the chance to win the Apothecary Emporium collection!

  41. teresa says:

    You are awesome !!!!! I love all the halloween goodies, especially the witches hat. I would love the instructions. Would be great for halloween center piece. Congrats on your being part of the design team.

  42. Roberta says:

    WOW!I am so happy I read Thienly’s post and came over here. I must confess that I don’t usually read entire blog posts, but I read yours :) . I love your sense of humour and the way you write so I would have followed you even if you weren’t giving something away :)
    I also have to confess that Halloween themes usually don’t interest me much either, but I loved your projects.
    I guess I am partial to the carousel; the work involved, your choice of papers, how pretty it is, AND it’s functional- not just a paper sculpture. You have a new fan:)

  43. Cheryl says:

    Wow. Those are beautiful! I love the carousel best!
    Cheryl
    blondiee975@gmail.com
    http://www.pinkandpaper.blogspot.com

  44. Amanda J says:

    Holy Moly!! Those are all amazing!! I LOVE them all!! I would have to say though that my favorite is your “EAT” sign with the dice! Its super cute, and I would so display that in my kitchen! I am blown away by all of these projects! I love all of these collections, but I would have to say the one I would most like to get my hands on is the “Happy Days” I love the colors and all the fun patterns such as the news print and the bottle caps! THanks for the chance! Big, big congrats on making the DT! That team is going to be amazing!!

  45. Ashley Ramirez says:

    I would love to have the chance to win. I adore the carousel you made and would love to have the Victoria Gardens paper to “attempt” to make my own or just make some cool stuff for my sweet daughter. Thanks!

  46. Melissa Jean says:

    I’m brand new to your blog and my oh my I am blown away. At first I didn’t even realize exactly WHAT you were doing with the paper so my amazement took a while to set it, and then it took a while for the shock and awe to pass and to really understand!!!
    I LOVE the carousel. SO amazing! I’m completely inspired to make something (probably on a much simpler scale, but I can try, right?!) for a nursery!

  47. Ruthie says:

    Your projects are GORGEOUS Tamara! Congrats on being selected for the design team! That’s so exciting!
    Ruthie :)

  48. Shalah says:

    These projects are incredible! Each one is more fabulous than the one before – and you want me to choose just one? I suppose if I must, it would be the Carousel; it is a great design, with beautiful paper!
    If I were to win I would like the Happy Days collection (only because I already have 2 packs of Victoria Gardens on their way to me from cropchocolate.com!). Thanks for the chance to win and congrats on making the DT!

  49. Sarah says:

    I LOVE the carousel. It is amazing!!!

  50. Tracey says:

    My favorite project was the witches hat and I’m going to have to scraplift the idea *fair warning*! :) I’d like the Happy Days collection if I am lucky enough to win! Oh and congrats on the EPP design team position! :)

  51. teachdanz says:

    If I absolutely HAD to pick a fav project I guess I would choose the EAT project with the Happy Days paper cuz I think I like that paper pack the best. But the sneak peek at the Christmas paper was way too tempting, wink wink!!

  52. Xochitl says:

    Now why would you make me pick a favorite one… I LOVE THEM ALLL, you really outdid yourself this time they are all Gorgeous! I am not surprised they pick you for yout DT team, you are one incredibly talented lady… CONGRATS~!
    in re to give-away the answers is YES of course I would love to win any of those yummy papers but I am really drooling over the apothecary emporioum. already follow you and EP on facebook, blog, dolls blog, outside your house to try and get a sneak peek LOL just kidding.

  53. Jenifer says:

    Wow all of your projects are just beautiful. My favorite was the carousel. I love the new paper lines but if I had to choose to win one it would be the Victoria Gardens. Congrats on being on the DT.

  54. Your work is absolutely fabulous! I love how you have intertwined the various papers on the carosel box. It would be my pleasure to work with any of EPs papers, however, I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to win their Victoria Gardens set.

  55. Nacole says:

    OMG Tamara ! Your Halloween one is simply about of the world. Its both vintage and up to date. Halloween is my favorite holiday and i Just LOVE what you have made. The carousal is amazing. You mentioned that you made this by the basic shapes in SCAL and you would post more about this later… well I just have to tell you your mind must be running all day long cause that was very imaginative.Since I have to choose one its the Halloween one. The paper is fantastic and your project is something I would pay for from pier 1.. GREAT JOB!!! WOW

  56. Nacole says:

    p.s What flowers do you use, are they the 3d flowers at svgcuts?

  57. Alison Sims says:

    Crafty just isn’t a stong enough word for your talents. You are amazing! Just found you through the Echo Park FB page and I’m so glad I did. (I’m going to tell them they selected the right person!!)
    I attend a witches luncheon each year at holloween and would love to make your witches hats for decoration. They would be a big hit!! Any words of advice?
    Keep on amazing us!

  58. kimberly brown says:

    Really two days….wow…stupendous… Are you kidding me you want me to pick a favorite…they are all amazing. Truly Amazing. I would say if i have to pick it would be the Halloween hat, with the eat a very close second…fantastic girl. Favorite paper i would love to win….all of them of course but one….i guess the happy days as i would use it the most but the halloween is rad…thanks so much..
    http://www.justwordz.ca
    kimbob27 at hotmail dot com
    After looking at your projects how could they NOT call you, what took them so long..

  59. Jamie Zorn says:

    Your art is awesome! It’s amazing that everything is made from paper. I {love} carousels, and have quite the collection. BUT, I also love Halloween, so my favorite is the hat box. Definitely have to make that, so my choice is Apothecary Emporium. This is my first time here, and I’ll be adding your site to my favorites. Congrats on the EPDT, they are lucky to have you. I can’t wait to see what you do with the Christmas paper.

  60. Chantal S says:

    i love what you did with Apothecary Emporium and the witch’s hat — you are so creative. I would look at the paper and think in 2D, but you automatically jump to 3D… I already follow you on FB and you are in my bookmarks under INSPIRATION!

  61. You Rock Tamara…these are so incredibly beautiful. I love them all but I think my absolute favorite is the witches hat…because of the unexpected detail, and how you really could change the colors and the hat and makes this fit so many other occasions..Now hopefully you’ll get some rest!xoxo

  62. Joanne Pineda says:

    Wow, you are so awesome. I cannot believe all the cool stuff you create and I started following your blog from the beginning and you keep getting better and better, just wow.
    So, i love all the papers of course, Echo Park rocks! Congrats on your DT spot, you totally deserve it. I love all your projects too, just aaaaaaaaamaaaaaaaaazzzzzzzzzzingggggggggg. I really like the EAT project, super cute and probably the one I can see myself making if i ever learn svg files. I also love the paper, Happy Days – too cool right.

  63. Connie Holso says:

    Oh WOW These are truly awesome! So much work and so professionally done…no wonder they picked you for the design team…you are so talented! I love all the projects (I just knew that was going to be a carousel tee hee) but the Halloween one is my favorite. I just love that Apothecary Emporium kit. Just too wonderful for words. Thanks so much for sharing your talent and for a chance to win.

  64. Becky M says:

    I love all of them but if I had to pick one, I’d say I like the Halloween one best. I’d LOVE to have that paper pack! So fun!!

  65. Sharon says:

    Oh My Craftiness! Your projects are just to adorable. Im a new follower of your blog and facebook page.
    I totally love the Apothecary Emporium line. So hard to find beautiful Halloween paper. And this is perfect.
    Congrats on making the Echo Park DT.
    Sharon

  66. Carole Hepburn says:

    oh my goodness the Halloween Hat for sure – totally something I need to make – actually all of your work is fantastic but that Halloween hat is over the TOP !!!

  67. Missy Kimes says:

    I love the halloween project with the tubes! You could put small candies in them! Super cute! and i love the Vicoria Gardens paper, very versatile!

  68. Jennifer says:

    What great projects! Echo park is one of my favorite paper companies! I loved your carousel so creative :) I would love to win any of the paper packs!

  69. Rachel says:

    WOW, too bad we couldn’t see your face when you got that email! How awesome! I don’t own anything from Echo Park yet because I heard about it last month AFTER I bought a ton of paper, so I’m trying to use some up before splurging.
    My favorite project that you made is difficult to pick. I like the EAT sign because of the paper, but in terms of the actual project itself, the carousel is definitely the one that just stunned me. I was happy when I used my scoring board to make a box as my first 3-D project, haha. I could never do what you did.
    In terms of what paper I would want, it’s definitely the Happy Days one. I love everything 50s-related. I think I should’ve lived during that decade (maybe I watched too many of the sitcoms with my parents as a kid!). I remember stalking the Nifty Fifties Cricut cartridge because of all the 50s images! This would definitely be the pack for me. Thanks for the opportunity! I went on Facebook to follow you! Can’t wait for more updates!

  70. Saundra says:

    Tamara, all I can say is, WOW! Girl, you knowcked this one out of the park!! I love every single one of your projects. The test tube holder and hat, Awesome!! The carousel is Gorgeous!! The eat sign is totally spot on, 50′s inspired! Love them all. Just to pick one is too hard. I think I may have to go with the Halloween projects. Would love to win the Apothocary line. Congratulaions, Tamara!!

  71. Jen says:

    Hi! I’ve never posted a comment before today, but after seeing your AWESOME projects and a chance to win I couldn’t pass it up!! The carousel is amazing! I love love love it, and what beautiful paper..I say your awesome so therefore it’s true!!

  72. The carousel is stunning (and inspiring!) I would love to win the Victoria Gardens!! Congratulations on being part of the DESIGN TEAM!!

  73. Sabrina Armstrong says:

    Beautiful work! It’s hard to choose a favorite! I love the Halloween decor, the EAT sign…fave is probably the carousel.

  74. cathy d says:

    I am a follower already and I so love your halloween projects, not sure which I like the best. they are both so good. I just recently found out about Echo Park and I fell in love instantly. If I was lucky enough to win I would have to say “Victoria gardens” Thanks for sharing, congrats on being part of the DT. Thanks for chance to win!!

  75. S. Patterson says:

    Are you kidding? Pick a favorite from your projects? Yikes !! Eenie meenie miny mo. The carousel. It is fabulous!Victoria Gardens is the paper I’d want most.

  76. jodi says:

    You are definitely one very talented lady. I love the way you bring your 3D projects to life. I love it all, but that carousel is incredible. Can’t wait to find out more about how you made it (& hopefully see an SVG for it???). I am dying to get my hands on the Victoria Gardens range & create something beautiful with it. You have inspired me!!!

  77. Melanie Gibbons says:

    Wow is all I can say! I just found you through Echo Park Paper. My favorite has to be the hat. I’m a teacher and always thinking of fun projects to do with my kids – especially where I can take a project and modify it to fit my students. I am definitely a fan of yours now and can’t wait to share you with my sister, who loves this type of stuff too! Amazing work! :)

  78. Megan H. says:

    My favorite is definitely the carousal! It is something I’ve NEVER seen before! Its truly breath taking!

  79. Kathy J says:

    Wow these are absolutely wonderful! I would have to say that my favorite is the test tube project! Halloween is my favorite holiday so I really love that project!

  80. MelissaCobbs says:

    I am in love with the test tubes you made with the Apothecary Emporium line!! I want it so I can make my own!! My girls would love it!! I can picture green jello with gummy worms in the tubes!!

  81. corri Garza says:

    Well you defininitely got me to say “wow”…..at least 10 times! Congrats on the DT….you projects are AMAZING!

  82. Jennifer Roque says:

    I love the first project that you made with the treat jars, it’s just too cute! I would love to win the Apothecary Emporium paper, it’s perfect for the upcoming Halloween season. Thanks for the chance to win!

  83. Angela says:

    Wow, these projects are amazing – and this paper is just FABULISCHIOUS!!!! You are truly talented, thank you for sharing your wonderful designs!!

  84. Tamara Chambers says:

    Although I guessed carousel correctly I would want Happy Days because of the bright colors. All the projects are amazing and you are very gifted.
    Tamara C

  85. Sherri C says:

    I can not believe the carousel!!!! Amazing! I can’t wait to check out your blog :-)
    Thanks so much for the chance at my fav paper company!
    Happy Days is my fav so far.
    Sherri :-)

  86. You definately made me say “WOW”… then again, I knew you would. Your projects are always amazing. I love all of them. And the new papers are so exciting. Right now I would have to say my favorite is the Friday Night Sweets… I have some test tubes sitting here that I have been dying to use. I can’t wait to get your file for the holder – and I already have the halloween twine from Trendy Twine!!! The Apothecary Emporium has to be my favorite paper too. Congrats on the DT news. You sure deserve it. :}

  87. Michelle Bollinger says:

    I could just pinch you for being so darn talented!! I loooooooooove all of your crafts etc.!! You are one AWESOME lady!

  88. Jacki says:

    Oh I love the Victoria Gardens line and the carousel you created! Genius and very beautiful!

  89. Thienly says:

    Wow wow wow! This has got to be the best blog post EVER that I have seen! 5 amazing projects!!! We sure got spoiled today! I cannot believe how you made these in a matter of a couple days – you have incredible sense of picking out the right paper and embellishments, and make it detailed but not overdo it. You know, I am your biggest fan, and will always be :) Congrats on making the EP DT team – I am so excited for you and can’t wait to see all the pretty things that you are going to make. You really deserve it, and I can’t say enough how I’m so glad that I’ve gotten to know you. Oh – and my fave project – come on! I know I’m not going to win the paper collection anyway, so I’m going to be rebellious and say I LOVE THEM ALL! Each of them has your magic touch and I think you’re torturing us to pick one!

  90. Linda M. says:

    Congratulations Tamara! You deserve a spot on their design team. I have been looking at your blog for months and am constantly amazed and inspired and to be honest, a bit intimidated! I love all of your projects, but I think your designs with Apothecary Emporium are unbelievable! Take care.

  91. Roxann says:

    Again, I am wow-ed! Ah-mazing! I LOVE Halloween so I am torn between the Witch hat and the Apothecary set as far as my favorites. Already follow you on FB but I am going to go follow EP. I NEED that Apothecary Emporium paper!!

  92. Adrien says:

    Love, love, love! I always enjoy checking out the fun stuff you do! My favorite project this time around is the witch’s hat. Too stinkin cute! I would LOVE to get my hands on the Apothecary Emporium paper. :)

  93. You are sooooo incredibly talented. I love your blog and the way you write in a funny matter of fact way. I would LOVE the victoria garden EP paper. The flowers and butterfly on the carousel are so adorable and would match my daughters room so well. Maybe added to a frame.

  94. Debbie Flowers says:

    You are so talented! Congrats on making the DT. All of your projects are out of this world. I really like the halloween hat one. I would like the Apothecary Emporium collection.

  95. well here is another WOW WOW WOW what a great job u did on all your projects!! im so happy for u and your design team selection. i just love echo paper and your blog so the two should go right togther rather nicely. that carasel just blew me away and so did the halloween hat project. i love halloween decorations. as for my favorite line i like all the new lines and would accept anything free.
    p.s. oh the test tube holder is pretty awesome too. i would love to know how to make that and where to purchase those tubes. tfs and the chance to win.
    kay

  96. debbie susee says:

    Love the Happy Days paper line and the cute project you made. You are so super creative.

  97. Oh, how I LOVE your “diner” project. It looks awesome:) Thanks for sharing them with us:)
    Pauline

  98. I “Like” you on Facebook:) Thanks for this wonderful giveaway:)
    Pauline

  99. Angela says:

    I just LOVE all your projects! You are such a creative artist! Congrats on making the DT, what an honor also to create for CHA! I think everyone’s best work is under pressure and you really pulled through!
    Hugs,
    Angela

  100. I “like” Echo Park” and told them I thought their new paper line is AWESOME!!! Thanks again for this great giveaway!!!
    Pauline

  101. Sue Moore says:

    Your designs are fabulous and so different! My favorite was the witch’s hat box. I too love Halloween papers. Guess it is the colors!

  102. Ronda A. says:

    Huge congrats on your new gig!!! You have a wonderful gift and Echo Park is pretty smart to snag you.
    Thanks for a chance at Echo Park’s amazing new papers…so hard to choose just one but I guess it’s gotta be Apothecary Emporium. I love Halloween crafts!

  103. Cindy Pritts says:

    Loved all you projects, but I think my favorite was the Halloween witch hat. I’m a HUGE fan of anything silver and glittery! If I had to pick which line I’d like to win, it would be Victoria Gardens!!

  104. Cheryl First says:

    Wow, Tamara! Congrats on the new DT position, AND on setting the bar so high for your future projects for them1 These ALL rock, but if I had to pick a favorite, it would be the carousel (even though I am a true Halloween-ie….which is why if I win your giveaway, I’d love to have the Apothecary Emporium papers!)
    Superb job on all of these, and again, congratulations!

  105. OMG I love the Halloween stuff ( you’re so good…just say’n!) and I can’t what to get that paperline! Great Job love love love!

  106. Helen Hayes says:

    Everything you do is so beautifully well thought out, then creatively thought out. You are so talented. I love all the Echo Park lines, but Happy Days is beautiful!

  107. Helen Hayes says:

    Oops, forgot to say my favorite is the carousel gift box.

  108. Stunning work! It’s hard to pick one item since I LOVE all your Halloweenies! I think my most favorite have to be the test tubes! I am loving that idea! Can’t wait to see what else you come up with! Happy scrappin’!

  109. Patricia says:

    All the projects look amazing but I really love the carrousel!! Adorable!
    Congratulations on the DT!! You’ll be wonderful I’m sure. :)

  110. Girl, I think you KNOW that Victoria Gardens project is TO DIE FOR! You rocked it!

  111. Myoriah says:

    All of the projects are wonderful but I especially loved the carousel and the Victoria Garden paper stack. Of course the Halloween ones gave me some ideas for this year. Thanks for sharing all of your projects. They are an inspiration.

  112. JoAnn Melfi says:

    Love the Eat letters…I love ALL the projects !!! Hope to win the paper… it’s beautiful

  113. Roxann says:

    You are so talented. I am impressed as always! Congrats on the DT!! I can’t wait to see some tutorials. And I have to get some of that Apothecary Emporium paper!!

  114. Judy says:

    I l-o-v-e the Happy Days paper but right now, with Halloween around the corner, I would love to get my hands on that Apothecary paper!!!!!!

  115. Amber says:

    I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE all of your crafts and your new paper lines! My absolute favorite is the Apothecary Emporium. It is so different from any other Halloween papers that I have ever seen before. These crafts are so inspiring!

  116. Linda M. says:

    http://www.youtube.com/user/TwoPeasInABucket#p/u/10/Suepcih9nUo
    Tamara, your beautiful creations were the highlight of this video! I already entered this contest, but I do not have a Facebook account, so my previous entry was it for me!

  117. Ashley Noland says:

    I am pretty sure I said more than “wow!” when i saw your work! AMAZING. that carousel. just stunning. everything looks beautiful. I am sure I looked like a kid in a candy store staring at your blog!! so amazing! congrats on making the DT for Echo Park! You lucky lady!!

  118. inga klaus says:

    Ty you for sharing your amazing talent :)
    I love love love the horse gift box.
    All the papers are wonderful! oh and Vintage garden!

  119. Nathanael Cook says:

    Tamara,
    Thank you so much for helping us with the projects for the our booth at CHA. The projects are incredible and were an absolute hit. You did an amazing job!
    Nathanael Cook
    Echo Park Paper Co.

  120. You totally get a WOW from me!!! These are all awesome projects! I can see why they picked you to create for their design team!!! ;) Congrats!! And if you want to spread some love my way; I am totally diggin that Apothecary Emporium line!! Big Cheesy Grin

  121. KimberlyRae says:

    WOW-Wow-Wowzers!! Outstanding work in here! Love all the gorgeousness thank you for sharing all this beauty echo oak and SVG all in one post WooT :-)

  122. Jen says:

    I am torn between the testtube box and the hat. i adore the flowers and rosette work on that hat!!
    I’m in awe of your talent!.
    I adore… did I say.. ADORE?? the Apothecary Emporium paper, i would love to win it!
    Your blog post on being chosen had me laughing so hard. You are a great blogger! Congrats… I actually pictured you running around screaming with joy. Awesome! You really deserve it, you are SOOO talented.
    Hugs!
    jen
    http://upcycledscrapbooking.blogspot.com

  123. Rona says:

    Love the witches hat. In fact, i saw it on Two Peas video and had commented on it over there. It’s really fabulous. I love all the new lines, but if i had to pick just one, it would be Happy Days. Congrats on he DT! They made a great choice.

  124. These projects are absolutely amazing!! Awesome job! Especially LOVE what you did with Happy Days!

  125. Laura says:

    WOW!! These projects are AMAZING!!! Congrats on the DT selection! My fav project is the Happy Day projects! I love those letters!! So my choice would have be Happy Day paper! This was a really hard choice! The Halloween projects are stunning!! But the bright cherry colors on Happy Day are my kind of thing!

  126. rkokes says:

    congrats on making the EP design team! you totally deserve it-your projects are INCREDIBLE! I like the Apothecary Emporium line the best!

  127. Anne Hall says:

    Just wanted to say your projects are amazing, no wonder why echo park asked you to be on their design team. The carousel especially is incredible, so creative and original

  128. Sara Austin says:

    The carousel is absolutely gorgeous…you do amazing work with everything you do! I would love to win the Apothecary Emporium one though…my family loves all things Halloween!

  129. Melanie says:

    Tamara – I have followed your work the past few months and I have to say you certainly put your game face on for these projects! I love them all!!! If there was a “project runway” for paper crafts, you most certainly could enter! I would love to win the Apothecary Emporium set! I like you on FB too! Looking forward to the last PD challenge coming up this Monday. Hugs, Melanie

  130. Amber says:

    I love the witches hat!!! I saw a tube video were Echo park showed the hat off to the camera!!! I love all the new releases but my favorite is Happy Days…I think.
    Love your blog

  131. Marilyn Albert says:

    The Halloween paper is to die for!! I loved the hat and can’t wait to make it for my dining room table! You now have me wanted to craft Halloween items now!! I would love to win that pack THanks Marilyn-how lucky your are to see and play with all of this wonderful stuff before we can!!

  132. suz says:

    Love the carousel! I would love to win the Victorian line. Congrats on the design team. But then you are so talented…

  133. Stefani says:

    Wow I can’t believe you got such quality items in such a short time! Everything is BEAUTIFUL!!! I like them all :)
    I would say I would like to win the Happy Days set! That paper is so fun! :)
    I’ve been a fan on FB and am a new fan to EP on FB and following their blog!
    Thanks for this awesome giveaway :)

  134. Anne Brown says:

    Hi, Tamara! I just discovered your blog through Jillian and Bunny and hopped on over here to pay you a visit. All of your projects are simply phenomenal and I can see why you were selected to represent Echo Park! Congratulations!!! I know you’re dying with excitement! That’s like a dream come true, right? I love their products and always love seeing the new lines after CHA. I love every one of your projects but I think my favorites would have to be the Halloween-themed ones, especially the one with the test tubes! Too cute! I’d die to have any of their new paper collections to play with but since you’re asking me to choose just one, I’d have to say the Seasons Greetings pack because I always make my own Christmas cards. I’m drooling over the Halloween stacks too though.
    Thanks for the chance to win and best of luck on your new DT appointment!
    Anniebee
    anniebeescraftroom.blogspot.com

  135. LuAnn says:

    No wonder Echo Park invited you to be a part of their Design Team!! fantastic projects!!! My favorite is the Halloween collection – your test tube holder turned out wickedly cute!!
    thanks for the chance to win!

  136. LuAnn says:

    PS..I didn’t see a way to contact you – I wanted to ask you a question :)

  137. Leinad says:

    As always SUPER AMAZING PROJECTS!! Congratulations on making the design team – they are lucky to have you!! I love all the paper lines, but the Happy Days line is by far my favorite – such fun colors and patterns! Love what you did with that line! The carousel is also spectacular (but looks like oh so much work, lol!).

  138. Lucy Lam says:

    The carousel and Victoria gardens paper were my favorite. What an awesome job you did creating such magnificent works of art! Thanks for sharing! I can hardly wait to see your videos on how to make them:).

  139. *Alison* says:

    Oh my heavens… girl you are CRAZY talented.. :) I wanna be like you when I grow up ;) amazing! I don’t know if this is still open.. I didn’t see a date.. if so I would like to win the Holly Jolly Christmas..
    I just adore your halloween creations.. AMAZING!!! :)
    HUGS

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