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! ;)
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)
- Love Story collection by Echo Park (I simply could not resist the polaroid frames on this patterned paper)
- 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)
- Kraft Doilies by Maya Road (I know I'm not the only one out there that equates doilies with Valentine's Day, right?)
- Clear Stamps by Lawn Fawn (I just adore Lawn Fawn's whimsical stamp style especially sweet little bee in this set)
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!