Two Peas In A Bucket - WINNER!

Hi everyone!  Sorry this is a day late.  Just a quick post to announce the winner of the Two Peas In A Bucket gift card.  Thank you all so much for your comments.  And now the lucky winner is ...

Congratulations Andrea!  I'll be contacting you shortly regarding your gift card.  :)

Two Peas In A Bucket - Finally Friday Video

Hey everybody!  I'm so excited to share another Finally Friday video with you that I created for Two Peas In A Bucket.

 This card  is copyright Two Peas in a Bucket

For this card I created a Halloween themed card using the new Witch Hazel collection by October Afternoon.  LOVE this collection - the combination of colors is just fantastic!  I created a little “peek a boo” window on the front of my card for a fun twist and added visual interest.

Here's a detail image of the card I created ...

And here's the video ...

I really hope you enjoy the card and video!  I appreciate all of your feedback both here and on YouTube.  :)

Supplies used (click images for links):

Two Peas In A Bucket - Gardeners' Digest

Hey everybody!  Welcome to the September edition of the Gardeners' Digest.  The Garderners' Digest is simply a monthly update from the Garden Girls, the design team at Two Peas In A Bucket.  It's a place for us to share what we're currently working on, inspired by, using in our projects, etc.  A little diary of sorts for you to keep up with all of us on our personal blogs as well as over at Two Peas In A Bucket.

This week we are celebrating "Fall" Two Peas In A Bucket style!  All of the projects released this past Monday have a fall theme.  Fall is a favorite season in our family.  I created this fun layout commemorating all of the things that my youngest boy Brandon loves about fall using the new Harvest Lane collection by Simple Stories (which is 25% off right now btw).  You can see my fall themed layout right here in the Garden.  Here's a peek at my layout ...

Browsing the gallery at Two Peas is one of my favorite things to do when I'm looking for inspiration.  I fell in love with this amazing layout by the newest addition to our Garden Girl team Lexi Bridges.  I absolutely LOVE what Lexi did with all of the leaves on her layout - so pretty and it just screams fall to me.

Next I'd like to share a few recent purchases I've made from the shop at Two Peas.  Lots of new products have arrived recently and I've been buying, buying, buying!  LOL!  Here are five of my most recent purchases ...

  • Step Up Your Scrapbooking Workshop (Okay ... so I didn't BUY this workshop but I did CREATE it and it is something that is near and dear to my heart.  I hope you all love it as much as I do!)

As my way of saying thank you for visiting my blog today I'd love to giveaway a $10 gift certificate to the shop at Two Peas In A Bucket.  To be entered in this giveaway all you need to do is leave a comment on this blog post.  Be sure to include your email address and/or Two Peas username.  Comments must be received by Thursday, September 27th at 11:59 EST.  I'll announce the winner on Friday! Good luck!

Next you'll want to stop by Wendy Sue Anderson's blog and see what she's been up to.  See ya soon!

Scrapbook & Cards Today - Fall Issue is OUT!

Hey everybody!  Another quick post to let you know that the Fall issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today is now LIVE!  This fabulous and FREE magazine is even bigger and better than ever with the Fall issue.  Pfft ... as if it could GET any better than it already was! Check it out here. 

I have a few projects in this layout that I plan on sharing with you all next week.  In the meantime be sure to visit Scrapbook & Cards Today for lots and lots of inspiration.   And let them know what you think of the new issue, the blog, etc.  I know they'd LOVE to hear from you!  Have a great weekend!

Bazzill Basics - Beach House Winner!

Hi everybody!  Thank you so much for all of the comments on the Bazzill Basics Beach House post.  And now to announce the winner ...

Congratulations ninarsku!  I will be sending you an email shortly regarding your prize! 

Two Peas In A Bucket - Workshop WINNER!

Hey everybody!  First let me just say a big ol' thank you!  Thank you for all of your sweet comments and wonderful feedback on my new workshop, Step Up Your Scrapbooking.  It was a lot of fun to create and I hope that everyone who takes it finds exactly what they are looking for to help step up their scrapbooking.  And now for the winner ...

Congratulations Keianna!  I will be contacting you shortly regarding your prize.  Thank you everyone for playing along!  :)

Bazzill Basics - Beach House collection and a GIVEAWAY!

Hi everybody!  I have something fun to share with you today.  Last month the good folks at Bazzill Basics sent me some goodies to play with - the new Beach House mini paper pack and Card Shoppe cardstocks. 

I had the best of intentions to create something as soon as the goodies arrived but I got a wee bit sidetracked finishing up my Two Peas workshop, getting ready for back to school, and basically living our lives at the football fields watching my oldest play and practice.  The good news is that even though this collection has a beach theme it can definitely be used for projects other than those planned for summer.  The colors are perfect for masculine themed cards and that is exactly what I created. 

My husband and I will be celebrating our 12 year wedding anniversary on September 23rd so I thought I would create a simple yet graphic card to commemorate the occasion.  And I'm rather impressed with myself that I'm actually ahead of the game and created this card early rather than waiting until the very last minute!  LOL

I choose three patterns from the mini print pack of Bazzill papers - a blue, red, and stripe - and then cut them using my Silhouette into these mod shapes.  I then stamped my sentiment with one of my favorite Technique Tuesday stamps by Ali Edwards using Stampin' Up! Early Espresso ink.  I like to use this color as an alternative to black (which can be a bit stark) especially when I'm using kraft cardstock.  I added a button from Fancy Pants tied with twine to hold my stamped banner in place. 

And now for the giveaway!  The good folks at Bazzill Basics sent me another set of Beach House papers and Card Shoppe cardstock to give away to one of my lucky blog readers.  Just leave a message on this post and be sure to include your email address so I can contact you if you've won.  This giveaway will be open until Thursday, September 20th and I'll announce the winner on Friday morning.  Good Luck!

Announcing my NEW workshop with Two Peas In A Bucket plus a GIVEAWAY!

I am so excited to finally announce something I've been working on for the last few months.  I have created a brand new workshop for Two Peas In A Bucket called Step Up Your Scrapbooking.   This workshop is all about taking your scrapbook layouts to the next level.  For the "official" class description keep reading below ...
Have you ever finished a scrapbook page only to feel that you were missing that “something special”? Perhaps you are new to scrapbooking and looking for ways to take your layouts to the next level.  Or you might be an experienced scrapbooker who is feeling the loss of your scrappy mojo, and looking for ways to increase the creative appeal of your pages.  Well then this is the workshop for you!
You’ll find this class packed with surefire ways to take your layouts to the next level with a toolkit full of tried and true designer tips and tricks.  The techniques outlined in each lesson are straightforward and easy to follow, but really pack a big punch in the design department.  You’ll find your layouts have gone from “good” to “great” just by following a few of the design guidelines covered in this class. 

 Each lesson will focus on one of five main design categories: backgrounds, photos, titles, journaling, and embellishments.  With 10 lessons per chapter that’s 50 designer tips & tricks to refer back to when you’re faced with your next “what’s missing?” dilemma.  A brand new, never before seen page example by Lynn (as well as some other special guest designers) accompanies each lesson to help get you started.  Additionally, an informative PDF and instructional video is provided for each chapter.  Each video not only reviews the lessons included in the chapter, but also features the start to finish process of one of the chapter layouts as well.  

Whether you’re an experienced scrapbooker or new to the hobby, this workshop has something for everyone.  So grab your scissors, paper, and glue and let’s step up your scrapbooking!

The content of this workshop will be available immediately upon purchase. The lessons are available for you to work at your own pace and upon purchase can be accessed in the "Workshops" section under "Classes & Events." A private message board forum is also available to both ask questions and to connect with other participants. Enjoy!  
And now for the GIVEAWAY!  I get to give one lucky blog reader a spot in my class.  Just leave a comment on this post letting me know why you'd love to take this workshop along with your Two Peas username for your chance to win.  The giveaway is open through Sunday, September 16th.  I'll draw and announce a winner here on my blog on the 17th.  Good luck!

ETA:  If you are the winner of the workshop and have already purchased the workshop Two Peas will provide you with a refund for the cost of the class OR you can give your spot away to a friend!  :)

Two Peas In A Bucket - Ready Set Go collection by Amy Tan

Hey friends!  Just a bit of shopping enabling for you on this fine September afternoon.  I wanted to let you know that the new Ready Set Go collection from Amy Tan is now available at Two Peas In A Bucket.  This is one (of the many) collections from CHA Summer that I have been (not so) patiently waiting to arrive in the shop.  LOVE it!  And I've already ordered every last bit of it!  Hurry and get yours soon!  :)