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
Lynn Ghahary <--- that's me!
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! :)
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