Two Peas In A Bucket Garden Girl Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Two Peas In A Bucket Garden Girl Blog Hop! A Garden Girl is the title we receive as designers for the Two Peas website. As Garden Girls we create projects, host challenges, teach classes, and participate in events all designed to inspire your creativity. This week the Garden Girls are sponsoring special projects and giveaways on our personal blogs. Be sure to follow the list below as you hop from one blog to the next. Each Garden Girl is hosting her own giveaway so be sure to read the instructions for how you can participate in each contest. If you get lost simply either start at the beginning of the blog hop again or skip to the next blog listed below.

Wendy Sue Anderson
Julie Campbell
Jenny Chesnick
Laura Craigie
Nancy Damiano
Jennifer Gallacher
Lynn Ghahary <--- that's me!
Jen Jockisch
Shimelle Laine
Jen Martakis
Kimber McGray
Becky Novacek
Kandis Smith
Jill Sprott
Shannon Tidwell
Lisa Truesdell
Rebecca Trump
Jaime Warren
Kristina Nicolai-White 

For my project I created a layout about a recent experience with my oldest son Darian and his first broken bone.  I used the fantastic new Boarding Pass collection by October Afternoon.  Now you may be scratching your head wondering what a travel themed collection has to do with broken bones but here's my thoughts on this one.  It's okay to use a themed collection for a non-themed layout.  Yep it is.  Actually it's more than okay - it's awesome!  It's a great way to stretch those scrap supplies and make sure that you get the most use out of your stash. 


And here's the other thing - my layout is about a journey of sorts.  It may not be about traveling the world or visiting some historic site, but it is about my son's passage into the world of contact sports (his first year in tackle football) and accompanying broken bones which was bound to happen sooner or later (or so I've been told by other boy mamas).  Hence the title of my layout - rite of passage.


The Boarding Pass collection has a fun and vibrant color palette and lots of great embellishments.  I especially love the Miscellany and the Tin Pins.  The great thing about many of the bits and pieces included in the Miscellany package is that you can flip them over and use the reverse for double duty.  And that's exactly what I did for the tag housing my journaling.


I also used several of the Printed Chipboard Shapes in a fun embellishment cluster near several of my photos.  These shapes are so much fun and really easy to layer for lots of dimension and visual interest.


In honor of today's Garden Girl Blog Hop I am giving away a $15 Gift Card to the shop at Two Peas In A Bucket.  Simply leave a comment on today's blog post to be entered to win.  Comments must be received by 11:59 PM EST on Monday, November 7th.  I'll announce the winner on Thursday, November 10th so be sure to check back in to see if you're the lucky one!  Now head on over to see what the talented Jen Jockisch has in store for you today.  Thanks for stopping by!  :)

Supplies used (click images for links):

184 comments:

Maeghan Magante said...

What a cute little page! TFS!!!

Cynthia B. said...

I think Boarding Pass is perfect for this "rite of passage" layout! Love your twine details, and the Tin Pin too! TFS!

TJ said...

Love how creatively you used Boarding Pass.
Trisha H
Iceteeeeee@aol.com

Kate said...

cute layout

"Girl" said...

Great page! Now you make me really want the Boarding Pass line!

Berta said...

I have had 3 boys play tackle football and luckily, no broken bones! Hope your sons heals (healed) quickly! And I love the travel paper on a non travel LO, great idea!

Jannette said...

Love the tip to use theme papers for other themes not related. Also liked the embellishment clusters that you made on the page! thanks!

Gina said...

I love collections that can multi task!

ruth said...

my son broke his arm also, never thought of using a travel collection to tell his story. i haven't scrapped those photos yet...hmmm great idea.

vixen said...

love your layout :) hope your sons arm mends soon :)

heart scraps said...

Beautiful layout!

Amanda Johnson said...

Cute page! Thanks for the chance!

lindaplus3 said...

love the variety of paper... it worked well together... :) lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

8thgypsy said...

Love the layout and love the Boarding Pass line.

Whitney said...

what a great idea! I tend to stay away from theme papers, but obviously I just need to think outside the box!

cinbadscorner said...

Broken bones, never had to deal with but lots of bumps, bruises and stitches. Great layout.
cindyann49

Sheila said...

Love your colorfull page. TFS

Angela said...

Love this page with all the fun colors and little embellishment details! GREAT page!

Jill said...

Great lo! Poor Darian. I love all your details!! tfs.

Katy Young said...

so cute! TFS!

Katie said...

Awesome layout. I love how you thought out of the box on your product choice & it works so well for this page!

Elizabeth said...

What a great use of this paper line! I would have *never* thought of that! thanks for the inspiration!

Margie said...

Great page-so fun and colorful!

Annette said...

awesome page... Funny how kids at first think having a cast is awesome at first... Thanks for sharing...

Thanks for the chance to win... Love 2peas..

pattyk said...

Beautiful LO .Your son is so cute. Thanks millierose651@aol.com

April said...

What a bright and cheerful layout! I like how you used the travel theme for this page. great idea! Hope his arm heals quick!

ConnieC said...

Great layout.
wic2turk at yahoo dot com

Katie Hyser said...

I have two boys, so I'm sure I'll go through the same thing sooner or later! Love how you used the globe with the star! Adorable!

Moi said...

What an original use of a travel collection...love it!

Anne said...

Hi, Lynn! Wonderful layout! I love the way you combined photos in this layout! And how clever to use a travel collection to illustrate a "rite of passage". Very creative! :-)

Lynn (toomanycrayons) said...

Love all the extra elements that add dimension to the fun photos - the chipboard pieces, the twine - bright and fun.

Carly said...

Cute...I like the originality!!

Mabel said...

Your page is soooo colorful and fun!! thanks for the chance!!

neyw said...

I loved the boarding pass. Adorable page. Thanks for sharing.

neysa - neyw@aol.com

Miriam Prantner said...

What a great layout...he looks none the worse for the wear. Thanks!

Denise said...

Sorry about the broken bone - but such a cute page. TFS

debbie susee said...

Love how you got great use out of themed product.
debsusee@yahoo.com

bethann said...

the bright colors are perfect for a boy, and they match his cast color! thankfully neither of my kids ever broke a bone, yet.... i like the outside the box thinking of using the journey for this LO. thanks for the ideas

Mel said...

Great page...love the use of Boarding Pass (I'm an OA junkie!)

littlen said...

what a graet lo. tfs.

kathleen said...

Great point about using "theme" supplies in a new and creative way!

Rosalie said...

I really like this collection as well. Very nicely done.

Angels2 said...

Wow, and double way. What a neat and creative way to commemorate such an event and new journey. I love it.

twoadorablekids@comcast.net

forpahl5 said...

This is so cute! Thanks for sharing this with us all! Keep them coming!

betsyjeanskitschen said...

Fabulous idea for stretching a theme-it could be applied to almost anything!

shelley said...

I really like your layout..Boarding Pass is a fun collection!

shelley said...

I like your page..Boarding Pass is a cute collection!

Deborah R said...

How nice to see a boy layout! This paper is perfect for it.

Cindy Andrews said...

Oh my, one of my favorite collections by OA. TFS!

Gloria L. said...

Very nice layout!

Mrs. Miles said...

Hi Lynn,

I think your layout is fabulous and I completely agree with you about using "themed" items in non-themed ways. I like how you think "out of the box"

I've been SO inspired just by taking part in this blog hop and I want to thank you for all the time and effort each of you have made. And your generosity too.

Blessings,
Barb

Tina said...

I can SO relate to your layout! I have 2 boys and have had all the broken bones of FUN!!! adogslife13@hotmail.com

Yana said...

great layout! I recently ordered this collection as well, can't wait to play with it :)

soaphouse said...

Love the idea of themed supplies and a non-themed layout!

Cyndee K. said...

Love the layout - and love that you used themed for a non-theme page!

Maria said...

Thanks for sharing!

Carole said...

very cute page - love all the details

Anna Sander said...

beautiful page!

Lisa C. said...

I love how you used a travel line to create this layout!! It's giving me some new ideas.

simplepapercrafting said...

Such a cute page!

Chunyuan said...

beautiful LO. Thanks for sharing.
dahliamemories@gmail.com

jsdavies said...

Hope he heals up fast!
I love how you adapted the Boarding Pass line for this page!

scrappin_in_AK said...

what a fun page - lots of great details
splodge@gci.net

StephD said...

I love this layout..actually, I love most of your layouts. You are such an inspiration!

DebWoo said...

thanks for being a part of this blog hop

Rebecca at How I Burb said...

Great page - thanks for the chance to win!

zgagi said...

Great page! Love everything by OA

Lillian Child said...

So creative and PERFECT use of the boarding pass line!

Lisa aka Myran said...

Love the bright fun colors, great layout!!

Portlandmama said...

Miscellany and tin pins are also among my all time favs! Love your page!

Jan said...

Love this and your use of the theme/not travel!

glowegal said...

Such a cute idea! It works really well for your son's broken arm with the "rite of passage" title! Very clever!

pegg said...

Fun page and you made a really good point about using themed collections. I will have to try that to help stretch the versatility of the products I have!

ShellyJ said...

Fantasitc page!

Diane said...

I love that you put a twist on the themed product. Great layout!

Betty said...

Cute layout!!! Thanks for sharing the great idea!

snoozin81 said...

I love the chipboard globe with the 'I was here' layered over it. That would work great with a vaction layout but it also works well here. Very cute. I hope your son's arm heals quickly.

country_girl81@hotmail.com
snoozin81 @ TwoPeas

Ezlie J. Perez said...

I like the colors on your layout.

Lan said...

Love the creative use!

dallena said...

Mine is six and no broken bones, yet! Loved that you mixed it up!

Ellen Porter said...

That is another nice OA line!

Erin said...

Cute layout!

Linda Beeson said...

That is a super cute collection and great layout!

Jamie said...

I love the layout!

HooliEscraps said...

Adorable page. I never really buy themed stuff because I always think it is limiting, but afterseeing your layout and reading your post, I have changed my mind.

Thanks for the inspiration

HooliE

Hooliescraps@gmail.com

Trish said...

Great layout! I have some pics of my oldest that would for this idea as well.
Thanks!
Trish
rdnckgrl64@cfl.rr.com

Cindy said...

Never would have put broken bones and rite of passage together...but I think you did a great job!
johnnysmom99@yahoo.com

Diana Waite said...

this is FABULOUS, I especially like the journaling....

mytwoandras said...

I like the idea of using your theme embellishments for a non-theme related layout. I think I may need to look through my stash with new eyes.

Carolyn said...

Very unique idea of using travel theme as a rite of passage layout. Thanks for the neat idea!

mimisimon said...

This is a great title for this page.

jcinokc said...

Love your layout. The papers look great. Thanks for the chance to win!

Amy Kersten said...

Cute layout I would never had thought to use that line for that type of layou way to think outside the box!

Karen S. said...

Very cute! I love the paper you used! Thanks for the chance to win!

karenskapin at yahoo dot com

gleestormont said...

definitely whatever works works!!

Jill said...

Great page. I love the inspiration of a blog hop!

Aphra said...

I ADORE how you've stretched the theme of this collection to fit a layout about your son's broken arm. Awesome!!! And, of course, all the details are spectacular. ;-)

Diana said...

Great LO!!!!Poor baby.

Miss Kathy said...

I think it's a great page and the Boarding Pass line was perfect.

marianne said...

I love your bright and happy looking LO!

CraftyCat said...

Love the TWINE so cute!

jusaweecatnap said...

You put a cheerful spin on what I'm sure was a painful situation. Nice masculine feel but still fun.

Cindi (aka iring) said...

What a creative way to use travel themed products for a different kind of journey! Great layout!

Gina Carvallo said...

Thanks for sharing your great layout!

Geri said...

Oh yes been there done that, but my son broke his arm falling off a porch railing he was sitting on. Lovevhow you scrapped that memory.

Fleursbydesign said...

Love the title and how it ties in with your papers :)

Crystal said...

Cute idea for that line of products! I am always amazed at how designers think outside of the box. Thanks for sharing!

~HappyScrappinMama~ said...

Very cute page and I love the concept. I love the way you used the embellishments in a cluster.

M Munn said...

Fun layout with a fun twist on "themed" paper/products!!! Thanks for inspiring!!!

Larissa Heskett said...

THANKS for sharing!! I LOVE the layout!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Paper Pile Kitten said...

I love your layout and I love OA. Thank you for the inspiration!

Miss Cooper said...

So cute! Thanks for the inspiration!

isabel scrap said...

This layout is beautiful... I have 2 boys so I love boy-layout inspiration.

breezeg said...

I love the use of the travel paper in this layout makes me rethink my stash!!! TFS!

janet said...

LOVE your layout- SO your style and so colorful! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the chance to wn- who doesn't love 2Peas!
Smiles!

janet said...

LOVE your layout- SO your style and so colorful! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the chance to wn- who doesn't love 2Peas!
Smiles!

Emily said...

Love the use of the travel theme to document the journey of life.

Renee said...

Love to see this line used in a non-travel way. I have the 8X8 pad and can't wait to use it!

Gayle215 said...

What a great collection to use with a personal "journey" story!

JoeScrapper said...

Awesome layout!! You are very creative to use it another way!!

Viki said...

You gals are so amazing. Very cute!

Tenny Kusuma said...

Beautiful layout, and I LOVE the way you used boarding pass collection. Lovely.
Thanks,
Tenny
santoso10ny{at}gmail{dot}com

roxyzsewcrafty said...

I really like how you used a themed supply for this LO. And I love that you use the "permission granted!" approach to scrapbooking!

-Rachael
roxyzsewcrafty@gmail.com

blsd2scrp said...

I love, love, love this page! October Afternoon rocks! thanks for the hop and sharing!

Rebecca said...

What a great page!!

Jean said...

Wonderful use of Boarding Pass!

Christa said...

This is a wonderful (if a bit of sad occaision!) layout! It's nice to see a smile on his face! Lovely piocs and great design!

Melissa said...

Love the layout!

glitternglue said...

One son down one to go (on the broken bone front), although I wouldn't mind skipping this rite of passage!

The yellow on your LO looks wonderful.

Marielle said...

this is adorable Lynn !!!

Machelle Nelson said...

Cute page & a great idea, too!

PollyA said...

What a great layout!

Liz said...

Ohh love that OA, I heart the tin pins! Hope the arm heals soon!

Amy Coose said...

Love your layout, Lynn, and thanks for the chance to win!

Cheryl S. said...

Great layout. Love the Boarding Pass collection. Thanks for the inspiration and giveaway.

Emily Keaton said...

What a fabulous layout! I love all the great coordinating elements you used. Fun!

ejkeaton {at} comcast {dot} net

Stephanie said...

What a great way to expand your scrapbooking beyond the traditional use of a theme!

Mary Ann Jenkins said...

Great idea to use travel papers for a layout about his "journey".
Sucha cute layout too ;)

Mel Horn said...

Great layout! I love using themed products for something other than what they were intended too.

Emily said...

Great layout, thanks for sharing and the chance to win! Love the hop.

shari said...

Very cute layout - thanks for sharing!!

R & B said...

I love your layout, what a great idea, and definitely inspirational as well. I want to try this using a random theme and making it my own! Awesome, thanks for the chance to win.

Erin said...

What a cute page. Thanks!

Melissa said...

Great layout!! Thanks for the inspiration and give away :)

Debbie P said...

Very clever layout theme. Love it! Excellent layout! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Linda said...

Poor guy, hope your son feels better now! I like the bright layout you made about it :)
Thanks for the giveaway!

bmolavi said...

Beautiful page! thanks for the giveaway :)

Jenny said...

love your bright photos!!

Heather said...

I love anything by October Afternoon...love the bright colors on the layout...fun!

{VICKI} said...

love your l.o
tfs

Ann said...

Great page and lovely detail shots. I like using themed paper for non-theme layouts, too.

shaunnaRooskie said...

really cute!! love "Boarding Pass"!!!

Rodriguez Family said...

what a great blog! so glad you all did the hop so I could find you!

heather rodriguez
hzipfel@yahoo.com

Derek, Ash, & London said...

Very clever use of the boarding pass collection. I have the collection and haven't thought of anyway to use it yet...
Ashley W.

sharon g said...

I like the pastel colors you chose for your layout. And your patterns.

Gretchen said...

love this layout Lynn!!

Carrie K said...

loved the colors...great layout!

marilyn said...

Fabulous layout. Love how you used travel paper!

Made by Summer said...

Lovely layout........love it.....

Kelly Massman said...

this is wonderful! thanks also for a chance to win!
kmassmanATgmailDOTcom

Kimba's Kreations said...

This is an AWESOME layout!

Lisa Echerd said...

What a great way to stretch the stash!

Stephanie said...

Awesome layout!

KellyG said...

Great layout, love how you used Boarding Pass!

Linda Carson said...

Now how clever is that page?! It is a rite of passage to break a bone! Hope you never have to do another broken bone page!! He is so cute!

StacyC said...

Great page, love how you used the papers...

diana said...

Very creative - thanks for sharing!
Diana@ballardoil.com

Anne Fisher said...

Very cute layout - love how you were able to get 3 photos on the page and all the fun embellishments. Thanks so much for sharing and the chance to win - love 2peas!

Jolie D said...

I'm not too good with embellishment clusters but I love the one on your page!

Amy said...

I just love the products you used such a wonderful page !

marianne-g said...

What a clever idea to incorporate a different theme into you layout. Very cute.

МД в картинках said...

Love all the little embellishments, they are really great.

Magdalena said...

I love your colorful LO! Thansk for the chance to win!

*Monica* said...

Fun layout! Boarding Pass is such a cool line... I haven't had a chance to play with it yet, but I have tons of pics that would be perfect with it!
monica_blain@yahoo.com

Deirdre said...

Great LO - love it. My son's first bone was his nose at 7!!!! What is ahead of us! TFS.

Shelly in the NW said...

what a great way to show 'travel' products in a different way.

Brenda Smith said...

love love love! Boarding Pass is such a great line, and I love that you showed its versatility.

Jeana said...

I think your page is super and the theme is perfect!

Leeshy said...

Super cute layout and great use of that line.
katyushka at gmail dot come

Victoria S. said...

love your take on the Boarding Pass collection- cute cute layout

KatKat said...

Thanks for sharing the layout! I like making travelling layouts so I can't wait to get this collection soon.

johanna said...

I like that you used Boarding Pass for this...I am going to challenge myself to use something "themey" where it doesn't really match!

jennifer said...

great page! lots of great ideas on your blog also. :)

Courtney Walsh said...

LOVE your page, Lynn! I've never done a blo hop before...I might have to participate in this one...looks inspiring! :)