Two Peas In A Bucket - WINNER!

Hi everyone!  First I want to announce the winner of the spot in Lisa's new workshop Start Here at Two Peas In A Bucket.  Thank you all so much for your comments.  And now the lucky winner is ...

Congratulations Valerie!  You will have access to the workshop shortly!  :)

Two Peas In A Bucket - Gardeners' Digest

Hey everybody!  Welcome to the December 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.

I love the holidays and I love shaker cards.  Put those two together and you get this card that I created for my latest Finally Friday video.  Shaker cards may look at little intimidating, but honestly they are really easy to create.  And so much fun to boot!  If you haven't watched my video I encourage you to check it out right here on Two Peas In A Bucket.  I bet you'll be shakin' in no time!  ;)

Browsing the gallery at Two Peas is one of my favorite things to do when I'm looking for inspiration.  I recently came across this layout by my friend Christa Paustenbaugh.  We participate in the Elf on a Shelf tradition in our house (yes, I'm talking about you Sheldon) and I love to see other families' elves in action as well.  Christa documented her family's elf antics perfectly on this simple graphic layout.  Here's a look at Christa's layout ...

Next I'd like to share a few recent purchases I've made from the shop at Two Peas. With Valentine's Day just around the corner I think you'll see a bit of a theme with my latest purchases.  ;)

  • Devoted collection by Carta Bella (I LOVE the combination of blue and gray with pink and red for Valentine's Day and this collection puts those colors together perfectly)
  • Glitter Tape by American Crafts (I readily admit I'm not a big glitter person, but I couldn't resist purchasing a few of these to try out on some upcoming projects)

Garden Girl Lisa Truesdell has just launched a brand new mini workshop called Start Here.  Here's a description of Lisa's new class ...

"Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working." - Pablo Picasso

Get a jump on inspiration with Start Here. In this workshop, Lisa Truesdell will give you the tools to turn almost any image into a jumping off point for your next layout. You'll learn to break down images into smaller elements and use them to inspire your page's color combo, design, or even new techniques. We'll talk about finding images you love and identifying what grabbed you about them, and how to put that inspiration to work! Lisa is joined by twelve talented contributors who will each be sharing a page based on one of Lisa's inspiration pieces, as well as their thoughts on finding starting points in unexpected places.

Included in the workshop are 27 brand-new scrapbook pages (15 from Lisa and 12 from her contributors) showcasing a variety of interpretations of inspiration pieces, 3 printable PDFs and 3 brand new videos following Lisa as she makes a layout starting with an inspiration piece.

Lisa's talented contributors include Allison Waken, Ashley Calder, Becky Novacek, Doris Sander, Erica Hernandez, Emily Spahn, Kelly Noel, Kristina Nicolai-White, Laura Kurz, Lexi Bridges, Lisa Dickinson, and Marcy Penner

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 ask questions for Lisa and to connect with other participants. Enjoy!

To sign up for what is sure to be an inspiring class just click here!

And now for the GIVEAWAY! To be entered into a giveaway to win a spot in Lisa's class simply leave a comment on this blog post.  Be sure to include your Two Peas username so I know how to contact you if you've won!  If you're the lucky winner and you've already purchased the class - no problem!  You will be given the option to either be refunded your money or pass the free spot along to a friend!  This giveaway will be open until Saturday 12/29 at midnight EST.  I will post the winner on Monday 12/31 right here on my blog.  One entry per person please.  Good luck!

Thanks so much for stopping by today - I hope you had fun seeing a little peek into what's been happening here in my scrap studio.  Next you'll want to stop by Shimelle Laine's blog and see what she's been up to!  See ya soon!

Scrapbook & Cards Today - WINNER!

Hi everyone!  It's time to announce the winner of the Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine Winter issue and 2013 Sketch Calendar.  Thank you all so much for your comments.  And now the lucky winner is ...

Congratulations Lisa!  Please email your full name and mailing address to lghahary(at)cevant(dot)com.  :)

Scrapbook & Cards Today - Winter Issue and a GIVEAWAY!

Have you heard?  The Winter issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine is now available for your viewing pleasure.  You can download your FREE issue right here!  This issue is PACKED with tons of amazing projects just in time for the holidays.

While you're at it you might want to order the NEW 2013 Sketch Calendar - a collaboration between Scrapbook & Cards Today and PageMaps.  Each month you'll see a brand new sketch, layout, and "how to" for lots of fun techniques to keep you inspired all year long. 

And now for the giveaway!  I would love to send one lucky person a hard copy of both the Winter Issue and the brand new 2013 Sketch Calendar courtesy of the good folks at Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine (aren't they the BEST?!?).  To enter simply leave a comment on this blog post letting me know what you are looking forward to most this holiday season.  Comments may be left up until 11:59 PM EST Sunday night.  I'll announce the winner on my blog Monday morning.  Good Luck!

Goodies for Sale!

Anyone interested in a goodie box of scrapbook supplies? I’m cleaning out the scrap studio to make some room. Most of it is unused (there may be a few stickers missing here and there). Cost is $50 which includes USPS Flat Rate shipping. The boxes are all random, but I’ve got lots of great companies that may be in there including American Crafts, Basic Grey, Crate Paper, Echo Park, My Mind’s Eye, October Afternoon, Pebbles, Studio Calico, Doodlebug Design, etc just to name a few.  Please note that not every company will be represented in every box, but just to give you an idea of what product I have.  Nothing really old either – most product is from the last 1-2 years.  Embellishments will be included as well - chipboard, stickers, buttons, jewels, etc.

I am willing to ship internationally as long as you are willing to pay actual shipping costs.  In those cases the boxes will cost $38 PLUS actual shipping charges.  You can email me with your address and I will give you an approximate idea of shipping if you'd like (be mindful that these boxes are heavy and that shipping cost will reflect that).

I have SEVERAL boxes to sell so if you would like more than one just let me know.  Also let me know which companies you are most interested in, if you scrap mostly boys, girls, or both.  I can't guarantee everything on your wish list will be in there, but goodness knows I'll try to include as much as I can!  ;)

If you’re interested just send me an email at lghahary(at)cevant(dot)com.  Thanks!  :)