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!

47 comments:

Margie said...

I love the Garden Girl hops! Thanks for a chance to win!

Diana Waite said...

lynn, that card is AWESOME--I need to try and make one of those they look FUN! GREAT little card!!

Susan said...

Thanks for the chance to win! susank12

Lisa C. said...

Love your card, Lynn! Thanks for a great hop! - sheltieluvr

Mariangeles M said...

Love giveaways!! mariangeles_spain

Nicole D. said...

Thanks for your time and inspiration! Pea name rxmommyscrapper

Joanne said...

I have never seen elf on a shelf before this Christmas, managing to resist so far

KristanG said...

That is a fun elf layout. I don't have kids or an elf, but I love to see everyone elses!

Kristan (Scrap Girlie)

Miriam Prantner said...

Such a cute card and I love those products picks! Getting me excited for after holiday crafting! Thanks for the chance to win! 2peas: mprantner

Kim Rogers said...

I have been eyeing the glitter tape as well, I may have to jump in head first! serenitysmom

pepper said...

Oh I'm so in love with the glitter tapes you chosen! Thanks for the chance to win :) Username : Pepper Tan

rhonda nickol said...

Thanks for the chance to win and Happy Holidays! Grakka

Pam said...

Great picks! I love those paper collections. The elf Lo is fab. Thanks for the chance to win.

cutiephinphin said...

Lovely card! I'm also loving the valentine papers and those doilies by Maya Road. Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway.

2peas: cutiephinphin

Toby said...
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Toby said...

I love that card! Definitely want to get my hands on some of that AC glitter tape!! Thanks for the giveaway!

Peanane: ~toby~

Tatiana Ortega said...

Love your product selection, specially Lawn Fawn's stamp! Thanks for the chance and Merry Christmas!
2peas username: taorni

Melanie Stanczyk said...

I just love that Glitter tape!

2 p's name: Melanie S

Thanks for the chance to win a spot in the class!

KellyO said...

I would love a chance to win the spot in Lisa's class. TFS!

2Ps: keddypea

senoritaml said...

Would love to take this class. 2peas: senoritascrapper

isabel scrap said...

thanks so much for the chance and happy Christmas

2peas : mustik

justasiam said...

There's a whole lot of "shaking" going on over at my place! Thanks for the opportunity to win a spot in the class. Merry Christmas!

Bethany Becker said...

Very cute card. THanks for the chance to win it looks like a great class. 2peas: iggyboo32

Michele Duffy said...

Looks like a fab workshop!
MicheleD_utah

ruth said...

Would love to win a spot! My two peas name is *pink*

Andrea said...

Thanks for the chance to win,

aworkman

Marsha F said...

I would love to take this class! Thanks for the chance to win!
2peas: marshatf

Valerie said...

Love Lisa and would love to take her class.
Thank you so much for a chance.
2pea name: sj95014

youngmi said...

thanks for the chance to win! - littletoki

Holly Hudspeth said...

I LOVE the elf on the shelf. My grandmother had about 30 of them on her christmas tree every year. They used to come on top of the Whitman's chocolate box. I had forgotten all about them...hmmmm I wonder where they are. Gee this is fun.

Margot/NZ said...

Lovely - thanks for the chance to win this useful-looking class!

Ruth said...

thanks lynn

amesari88 said...

I love the Garden Girls! I get so inspired every time!

Two Peas username: amesari

Georgie Horn said...

I sure hope I win this class!
Pea name: puddinNpie

Fleursbydesign said...

Love your shaker card, thanks for the chance to win :)

Fleursbydesign

Monica said...

Thanks for the chance to win! smbradford

rt in GA said...

Thanks for a chance to win!
learnin2scrap01

Jeanne said...

I would love to win a spot in Lisa's class! Thanks!

Julia said...

Thank you for the giveaway! (claysmama)

Melinda said...

Love the kraft doilies!

melt003

Miss Kathy said...

I love the Elf Antics layout and had already planned a similar layout for my grandsons album. I'd love to sin Lisa's class. I really enjoy her layouts. Thanks for a chance to win. 2 peas name: Miss Kathy

Kim said...

Thank you so much for the chance to win, and for the inspiration. I love your shaker card, so cute! Take care.
raeraesma :)

Scrapycandy said...

Thanks for sharing and Happy New Year!

Ruth G said...

That Elf LO is pretty cool! Lots of great products I wasn't aware of - thanks for enabling and for the chance to win a spot in Lisa's class!
---meredemaison

mplsbetty said...

The class looks awesome. Thanks for the chance to win. Just purchased the Kelly purkey set in your faves this evening. Peaname: mplsbetty

heidi @ ggip said...
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heidi @ ggip said...

I love thinking about Valentine's already!
howdyheidi