Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Two for One Blog Hop!

As luck would have it, I am participating in two -- count 'em, TWO -- blog hops today, which means DOUBLE the hopping for you!  I'm pretty sure that means you can skip the gym today. 


Welcome to the blog hop for The Crafter's Workshop and Balzer Designs!  Back in September, I had a chance to use a few of the new stencils, and I am now most definitely a fan!  How awesome is it that Julie invited me to play with even more stencils?  Lucky me! 
This layout, which focuses on my thoughts about teaching and learning at an all-girls school, offered the perfect opportunity to use a few of the "Faces" stencils, including Ava...


Edith and Maude...
and fresh-faced Summer...


Using the tried-and-true "ROYGBIV" formula, I worked from left to right, misting over the masks with each color, in order. After violet, I looped back around to red, orange, and yellow, for continuity's sake.  Just above each face, I repeated the color order with patterned strips and accents.   
Usually I try to stick to a color scheme that involves two or three predominant colors, but I couldn't resist the rainbow of possibilities here (har har).   The mix of colors and patterns reminds me of the beautiful faces that I see each day as a teacher in an all-girls school.  


Of course, this is just one of a number of ways to use these stencils.  For more ideas, check out the other stops on today's blog hop:  


Jen Cushman
Karen Grunberg
Paula Gilarde
Julie Fei-Fan Balzer


If you've made your way through all of the blogs and are still craving even more inspiration, you will LOVE the Balzer Designs Flickr pool.  


On to the second blog hop...woo hoo! 
Welcome to the Two Peas in a Bucket Garden Girl Blog Hop!  "Garden Girl" is the title that we receive as designers for the Two Peas in a Bucket website.  As Garden Girls, we create projects, host challenges, teach classes, and participate in Two Peas events, all designed to inspire your creativity. 


This week, beginning on Tuesday, November 1 and ending at midnight EST on Monday, November 7, 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 that detail 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
Julie Campbell 
Jenny Chesnick
Laura Craigie
Nancy Damiano
Jennifer Gallacher
Lynn Gahary
Jen Jockisch
Shimelle Laine
Jen Martakis
Kimber McGray
Becky Novacek
Kandis Smith
Jill Sprott (You're here!)
Shannon Tidwell (Go here next!) 
Lisa Truesdell
Rebecca Trump
Jaime Warren
Kristina Nicolai-White


One of my most recent contributions to the Garden at Two Peas in a Bucket is the following layout
I had such a blast playing with the new Studio Calico Mister Huey's Color Mists.  In fact, I also used them in the "Why Here?" layout shared earlier in this post.   These have been on my wish list for a while now, and I was so happy to finally have a chance to hold them in my eager little hands (and consequently turn those hands blue and red and green).  
This brings me to my question -- what is at the top of YOUR Two Peas "wish list"?  Given a $15 gift certificate, what item(s) from Two Peas in a Bucket would find its way into YOUR bucket of scrappy loot?   


Leave a comment answering this question, and you will be entered to WIN that very gift certificate!  One lucky winner will be announced after midnight on Monday, November 7 EST.   


Thanks for hopping along with me!  

169 comments:

ruth said...

wish list: simple stories collection

vixen said...

Fantastic layout love the other creations on your blog :) The misting is fab. Still trying to get hang of alcohol inks at the mo lol.

Bella Blvd Winter Wonder is at the top of my wishlist at the moment as loving their collections :)

heart scraps said...

Love the misting effect. My wishlist will be My Mind's Eye 6x6 pads

Kristen S said...

Wow Jill- fabulous misting. I really need to play with more of that. I guess my wish list would include some Mister Hueys (all I have are green and silver) and then I also am eying the Hambly overlays for my December Daily album. Thanks for the inspiration. Off to my next blog!

sannika said...

I have some Tim Holtz Distress Stains on my actual wish list in Two Peas. I was planning to order them in my latest order but forgot and as soon as I realized that I hurried to add them on my wish list... :-) I've seen some wonderful splashing done with the Stains and really want to try!

Dawn B. said...

Love the stencil project! Hope this is the correct place to comment on the hop as there wasn't a p,ace directly below that post. At any rate, really enjoyed viewing your blog for the first time.

famillemarleau said...

You did a beautiful page with those stencils. Thanks for sharing, Johanne L.

milkcan said...

Love and adore the faces! You rock! Thanks for playing along with the blog hop!

Keitha said...

I'd have to say something from a new Christmas line; I'm jonesing to do some Christmas stuff, but have had my own Christmas stash packed up for way too long while my home is on the market.

8thgypsy said...

I'm waiting on the new lines from October Afternoon - Farmhouse and Sasparilla. It takes s-o-o-o-o long.

Whitney said...

I am loving the misters as well! Bought two mister huey's and an october afternoon's sprinkler. Definitely going to have to get some more colors- I love them!

Katie Hyser said...

What a great layout! The things that are waiting in my wishlist are the Attached to You Fasteners Digi kit and the Fall Primitaves kit by Brandy Buffington. Thanks for a chance to win!

Sheila said...

Misters are awesome. TFS

Jill said...

I have never used a stencil and it looks really cool!! As for wish list items, the only thing I have in my cart is some Mr Huey. I don't own any and really wanted white or cream...its been sold out but is back in stock!! I also have some holiday paper on my wishlist...some Simple Stories and a few other lines.

Katy Young said...

love the misting so different and pretty!

Annette said...

well it would be the new Bella Blvd and the new Jillibean Soup...

thanks for the chance to win..love 2peas

Katie said...

I love your misting. My top wishlist at 2Peas includes: Formula Fun BG/HA cling stamp, Studio Calico Butterfly Masks, & Jenni Bowlin Spice Tin Ink.

RedWolfScraps said...

love you use of the mists...besides the mr hueys Im looking for the new 1/8" corner chomper and prima chalk inks

Margie said...

The top of my wishlist-gray fabric Amy Tangerine Thickers

Ann said...

I would pick up some stencils and mist, my ultimate wish list!

marianne said...

Some SC mist for sure and also the SC ampersand mask are on my wish list!

pat said...

You are a busy productive gal!

soaphouse said...

I would get a wood-mounted Tim Holtz stamp.

pattyk said...

Nice Lo. Anything Tim Holtz!!millierose651@aol.com

April said...

I love your layout and the misting! Great job! I love the Picadily paper pad by Basic Grey.

Moi said...

love the misting! I actually have quite a few mists on my wishlist at 2peas...you can never have too many mists =)

KellyCreates said...

Such a cool idea to use all stencils...LOVE that layout about your school :) Girl POWER!!

Miriam Prantner said...

Washi tape and some misters (now that I've seen your layout) are on the top of my list.

Mabel said...

New stamp and dies from Hero arts on my wish list!!!

Chel said...

I really want the Picadilly collection pack from Basic Grey :)

Neysa said...

love the layout- thanks for sharing. You make me want to mist everything now.

My wish list must haves include:
Cute Cuts 12X12 Christmas Wishes Paper By Bella Blvd

Spookville Trick Or Treater Die Cut by WE R Memory Makers


Thanks,
Neysa neyw@aol.com

julie said...

your page is awesome! the rainbow colors are perfect for the girl stencils. sooo cool!
OA sidewalks is on my wishlist and the jbs new letter and day stamps.

bethann said...

well what isn't on my wish list? i'd love some distress stains, white alcohol ink, Prima resins, and of course more Hero Arts stamps

Rosalie said...

I have several digi kits in my wishlist. I think the one I want the most is DigiKit - Travel Journal Tool Kit.

Lillian Child said...

Simply fabulous creativity! Just found your blog and have added you to my favorites! So nice to meet you!

At the top of my wish list is some sort of home diecut machine! Either the Big Shot or Tim's Vagabon!

kathleen said...

Hmm well I constantly have patterned paper packs on my wishlist but I also have been wanting to try out the misters for a while not - especially after seeing your layouts!

Betsy said...

A spool of that beautiful twine!!!

Anne said...

Hi, Jill! At the top of my Two Peas' wishlist is an "Amongst the Stars" wood stamp by Penny Black. I'd probably add some baker's twine or some large #8 manila craft tags to round out my order! Thanks for the chance to win! :-)

dawn said...

I love that you used more then one face stencil, all the collage came together wonderfully. My daughter is named Summer and she would love this. You are very talented and I enjoyed visiting your blog.

These stencils also remind me of the American Girl Dolls my kids have. They love looking at each different face & features. So cool, thanks so for sharing!

Nora said...

Haha I have like a 200 dollar wish list at 2peas:P But the item I want the most right now is the "chipboard clouds" from Studio Calico.

adele said...

Love your style!
My wishlist is full of Echo Park & October Afternoon, so I'd have no problem spending! Thanks for the chance to win!

Gloria L. said...

Into my bucket would land some Claudine Hellmuth paints!

Lisa said...

I love that you repeated the ROYGBIV in the papers above the misting, and the page looks so put-together, not rainbow-y. Perfect use of those beautiful and unique faces for your fabulous journalling!

Deborah R said...

Love how you used the mists! This is so pretty. On my wishlist are the Tim Holtz limited edition inks.

Maria said...

Patterned paper and lots of it!

Carole said...

My wish list - MME 6x6 paper pad and anything from Piccadilly Basic Grey !!Just love your use of the mists - really cool effect on a page :)

Chunyuan said...

beautiful LO. Thanks for sharing.
dahliamemories@gmail.com

forpahl5 said...

The top is a Cameo machine! Love the creations!

Lisa C. said...

Great layout - you are a misting queen!! I love the new MME in the Two Peas shop.

debbie susee said...

Echo Park--one of the new lines, which escapes me right now. :)
debsusee@yahoo.com

DebWoo said...

digikit-HA ode to Steampunk. I love these images. thanks for doing this.

zgagi said...

Great misiting!

Tina said...

I am a huge FAN! love your designs! My wish list is full of anything CRATE!!!

Mrs. Miles said...

Hi Jill,

Well after seeing your layout I'm going to say that these mists would be what I'll want to be coveting and playing with should I be lucky enough to win.

Fabulous page, love how you're not afraid to experiment.

Thanks to you and all the ladies who made this blog hop happen.

Blessings,
Barb

Margie H said...

Great page using Julie's stencil - I love your idea of your theme!

As for my wish list: Julie's stencils, of course! LOL!!

*Paula* said...

Beautiful work as always Jill! I got a Silhouette SD a little while ago so the shapes on sale at 2peas are on my list!

scrappin_in_AK said...

wonderful pages - love the misting.
My top 2 on my wish list are
some Mister Huey mists and some masking templates

Anna Sander said...

Love the way you mist! Beautiful. I think I would buy crate paper farmhouse and a little more amy tangerine. Or maybe something christmas-ish. I don't know, its too hard to choose!

Lisa aka Myran said...

This is beautiful Jill!!
I just saw the new Tim Holtz colors, they are defenitely on the top :)

Jan said...

I want some mists from Mr Huey - you have inspired me to try them!

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glowegal said...

Love this page and laughing at your blue hands! Been there, done that! Too bad the Smurf's movie already came out, yea?

My wishlist is huge, but what I must ahve now is Lawn Fawn's Cozy Christmas stamp set. I've been putting it off forever, but the time between now and Christmas is too soon not to have them!!

pegg said...

Love seeing mists on scrap layouts. I am very inspired! At the top of my wishlist is Tim Holt'z Sizzix die Tattered Pinecones. It's so cool!

Angels2 said...

I love misters I'm just getting into them. So yep thats what's on my wish list misters. I love Tattered angels, as well as I'd love to get some Tim Holtz Distress Inks.

Mandy
twoadorablekids@comcast.net

Gina M said...

I love all the Authentique 6x6 paper pads!

ShellyJ said...

fabulous pages :) ... top of wishlist... Hearts A Plenty Die-Namics (My Favorite Things)

Cindy Andrews said...

My wish list is getting pretty lengthy, but at the top is some October Afternoon!

Jenny said...

i must get amy tan's mini and her embellies and the oa flour sacks!

Melissa Elsner said...

Oooh you make using mists look so easy. I love those butterflies! A $15 gc? Gosh... I'm not completely sure but usually some pretty papers end up in my shopping basket. Maybe some Lily Bee!

shelley said...

Paper, paper and more paper..can never have enough in my stash! Thx for the chance to win!

Ellen Porter said...

I would love to use the gift certificate for some border punches.

Erin said...

Great layout! I would take anything by Crate Paper, except I think I might have it all already...

Amy Coose said...

Oh, I am dying to get my hands on the new heart punch, thanks for the chance to win.

dallena said...

Simple Stories loot =)

HooliEscraps said...

my most recent wish list item is the mmi love collection. Love it. LOL.

HooliE

Trish said...

PAPER! Definitely Bella Blvd would be at the top of my list!

Diana Waite said...

lots of STUDIO CALICO! :)

Laurie said...

studio calico mister huey shine

TJ said...

New pads from Tim Holtz.
Trisha H
Iceteeeeee@aol.com

mytwoandras said...

One of the things on the top of my wish list is the Websters Pages floral trim (ribbon roses on tulle).

Jill said...

On the top of my list - misters ... I have yet to try them!

Amy Kersten said...

Top of my 2peas wish list is the american crafts nightfall collection. I so love that and none of my local places every stocked it!

Karen S. said...

The top of my wish list would be some mists - I just saw some in the Two Peas store from October Afternoon. Of course, I always need new Christmas paper for cards too.... thanks for the chance to win!

karenskapin at yahoo dot com

Aphra said...

What a GREAT title idea! I am definitely snagging that one. ;-) As for wish list, the new Crate and Bella Blvd winter/holiday lines.

Sonia Rodriguez said...

I just bought 6 of the Studio Calico Mister Huey's color mists and on my wish list it to get them all cause I have a bit of an obession :) Need them ALL :)

DWA @ Studio Z said...

Spellbinders' Wonderful Wings sent my heart "aflutter!""

I really enjoyed your blog!

ConnieC said...

The 12x12 sheets of letter stickers by Lily Bee Designs. I've just realized I need all the sets.

Miss Kathy said...

My wish list is so long...but I love the MME Lost & Found 2 line, the yellow version. Would love it all!

dvanrossen said...

The Bella Blvd. Winter Wonderland is awesome - and the TT Studio AE stamps... and... oh, there so many things!

em said...

Love the paper work on that top layout!! At the top of my list? Probably some more new Studio Calico papers...or Crate's Random! Or Crate peppermint in time for the holidays. Okay...that was a bad question to ask! ;)

Joy S. said...

Love all your work. I think I need those Mr. huey's

Crystal said...

I would love to play with some mists! I love what everyone is doing with them these days. Thanks for sharing!

jusaweecatnap said...

I had picked out Report Card Alphabet Cards, but I love what you've done here so much, I want some of that misting stuff! This is terrific.

Fleursbydesign said...

At the top of my wish list is some Studio Calico Mr. Misty and Divine Twine :)

Fleursbydesign said...

At the top of my wish list is some Studio Calico Mr. Misty and Divine Twine :)

Portlandmama said...

Am amazed at your misting creativity!!! Thanks for sharing!!

M Munn said...

beautiful layout!

I would so snag anything and everything Jenni Bowlin!!!

cinbadscorner said...

your work is so creative. my wishlist is Jilibean because where i am located there are not any scrap stores, only big box and they don't carry that mfg.
cindyann49

Cynthea said...

I love the crafters workshop stencils!

breezeg said...

Studio Calico Mister Huey's Color Mists are at the top of my wish list!

Rebecca at How I Burb said...

Great page -

My top picks are anything Simple Stories. I love it all and would pick up some more items from those lines.

Emily said...

Great design. On my wish list:stencils and mists

Gayle215 said...

Mr. Hueys, of course!

JoeScrapper said...

Love the misting! I would love to try Mr Heuy mists! I don't have any. White or cream would be nice!

Laura said...

Probably a Hero Arts background cling stamp and a Studio Calico mask (love the ampersand, the butterflies, etc.)

OhSuz said...

Love your blog-so much eye candy here! Top of my "Two Peas" wish list is anything from Crate Paper's "Random" line-I want it like mad!

janet said...

love this question- gonna go read what everyone else wrote.

the top of my wish list has lots
of Lily Bee.

blsd2scrp said...

Studio Calico mists! gotta have 'em!

Viki said...

Seasonal Stuff Set By Tim Holtz Texture Trades Embossing Folders
By Sizzix and Holly Swirls & Sheet Music Set Textured Impressions Embossing Folders. I only have dies no embossing folders.

Jean said...

Love the misting!! My wishlist includes Mists! I only have 1 bottle.

Christa said...

Wonderful misting! I noticed them both in the gallery at TwoPEas BEFORE the HOP! Ha ha! Wonderful! Top of my wish list is anything Authentique. I Would buy it All!!!

Melissa said...

Pretty projects! I have the Cameo on my wishlist. :)

Jessica said...

At the top of my wishlist would be the Hero Arts/ Studio Calico stamps collaboration. Love them!

Machelle Nelson said...

Either some mists or baker's twine or maybe some Washi tape...?

roxyzsewcrafty said...

Hi Jill! I love the misting! I recently started art journaling and one thing I'd love to have right now is the House Of 3 Daily Junque Paint System Set (Tattered Angels). Inky + Painty = HAPPY ME!

-Rachael Murphy
roxyzsewcrafty@gmail.com

Stephanie said...

The new Basic Grey holiday line is at the top of my list. I have to have it every year.

Cheryl S. said...

Great layout. I haven't tried any misting techniques yet. I'd like to fill my bucket with some Christmas stuff...paper, ribbon, buttons!

Emily Keaton said...

Topping my wishlist? The new Piccadilly collection from BasicGrey!

Thanks for the chance to win!

ejkeaton {at} comcast {dot} net

Mary Ann Jenkins said...

At the top of my list is some mists and some washi tape!!!

Super cute layout too, love how you misted the hearts :)

R & B said...

I would love some jillibean soup embellies!

Melissa said...

Great layout! Would like to get some Hero Arts Christmas stamps. Thanks for the chance to win :)

Cyndee K. said...

Authentique and those teeny tiny bobbins... :>)

Debbie P said...

On my wish list is a new Cannon Rebel DSLR. Love the misting on your layout. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

bmolavi said...

I love the mist! and in my wish list I have the "just be" kit. . .

Linda said...

You make very artsy colorfull pages, love them! On my wishlist are the delicate decorative brads
by Jenni Bowlin at the moment... they are adorable :)

Cindy said...

Paper, twine..maybe some jenni bowlin goodies..

johnnysmom99@yahoo.com

{VICKI} said...

T!m Holtz is always at the top of my list!

Ann said...

I love the Maya Road star pins, the Simple Stories Christmas line and I'm sure there's more ways to spend $15 at 2Peas. Love your misting and when I'm done with the 2Peas hop, I'll be sure to pop back to see the rest of the Crafter's Workshop hop - your work with the templates and mist is wonderful!

shaunnaRooskie said...

Simple Stories or Happy Days from MME !!!

love all your misting!

Rodriguez Family said...

top of my list is some bella blvd winter wonder!

Larissa Heskett said...

THANKS for sharing!!
I would Like to have some of the NEW Mister Huey's and also some of the NEW Tim Holtz sizzix dies!!
Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

blupixy said...

On my wish list.....some of the Technique Tuesday Studio AE stamp sets, twine, and the silhouette cameo.

Heather said...

Love it...very modern, hip layout!

sharon g said...

I would have to say some of the Unity stamps... sharon dot gullikson at gmail dot com

Mel Horn said...

Definitely the new Happy Days line from My Mind's Eye...wish I had some money to buy it! :o)

Carrie K said...

I am dying to get some christmas goodies...i would just pick and choose my fave red and green products from all the new stuff!! oh and those stencils are AMAZING!

marilyn said...

I would purchased the Yearography collection by Simple Stories- or pretty much any of their product lines.

МД в картинках said...

MME and Maya Road embellishments!
Or MME papers=)

~HappyScrappinMama~ said...

Love you LO. I have a long list...LOL I really like the My Minds Eye Happy Days Kraft Papers, and I want some bakers twine.
TFS!

Sandra said...

MME Happy Days Kraft is absolutely gorgeous and Every Day Fun is 2nd on my list!

Magdalena said...

Some Jillibean corrugated alphas and the Studio Calico kraft star stickers!

Kelly Massman said...

I would buy some of the very cool Crate buttons that have come out recently! thanks also for a chance to win!
kmassmanATgmailDOTcom

Kimba's Kreations said...

WOW....I have sooo much stuff on my wish list. Perhaps some stamps and/or ink. Thanks for the chance to win!

Lisa Echerd said...

Wonderful layout, love the mists. Wish list - October Afternoon stickers - they always seem to sell out before I get them ordered.

Stephanie said...

Awesome layout, love this misting!!

Simple Stories 25 Days of Christmas is on my wishlist right now!

KellyG said...

Great list! My wishlist includes Crate Paper Farmhouse!

Linda Carson said...

Whoa! That's one creative layout! I would like dies from My Favorite Things.

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marianne-g said...

I'm lusting after the Silhouette Cameo.

Cindi (aka iring) said...

I have lots on my wish list! With a gift certificate I might splurge on a boutique item of Cavalini paper tape or some of the gorgeous letter press cards! Thanks for showing some mists, in use.

Elizabeth said...

Great layout! new Bella Blvd Winter collection! Love it!

PollyA said...

Waiting on Octobr Afternoon Farmhouse :)

diana said...

At the top of my wish list is a Cricut cartridge. I have a new Cricut and can't wait to use it!

Erin said...

Probably a new border punch or some Christmas paper.

*Monica* said...

at the top of my wishlist is a Silhouette, but I'm not sure if I am going to get it anytime soon! Maybe if I'm good, Santa will bring me one =)
Monica
monica_blain@yahoo.com

Deirdre said...

Amazing LO - love it. Some Studio Calico mists and stuff for my Dec Daily on the top of my list. TFS.

Shelly in the NW said...

love that misting you did.

wow too much to narrow the choices although i love the new stuff from MME.

Anne Fisher said...

Love all the misting on your layouts. I just ordered from 2peas but was unable to get the white Mr. Huey. Been waiting for that for awhile so it is still on my wishlist. My ULTIMATE #1 wishlist item is the new Silhouette Cameo. Would love to get that baby! Thanks so much for your inspiration and the chance to win! :)

Brenda Smith said...

I want the Studio Calico Autumn Press die cuts, the SC chipboard butterflies and buttons, and Lily Bee Head over Heels.

Jeana said...

Your layout is stunning! I love your misted butterfly!
At the top of my list is paper and paper and more paper.

Leeshy said...

Wish List: Any of the new glimmer mists, I am starting to get obsessed.

simplyrhon said...

I really loved what you did with the stencils...so cute. The stencils remind me of the old drawings in sewing pattern books. My sister and I used to get old discarded ones and cut paper dolls from them. Fun memory!
My cart would have some of the latest Bella Blvd and Cosmo Cricket is always a fav of mine.
Thanks for the opportunity to win. Monday could be a fun and exciting day! :)

StacyC said...

Great layout, love the misting... Top of my wishlist is Simple Stories 25 days of Christmas....

KatKat said...

I want to get the Making Frosty Friends Stamps by Lawn Fawn and the Black Little Dress Collection by Basic Grey....

jennifer said...

i would get get some new papers of course and a couple stamps for cards :)

jennifer said...

i would get get some new papers of course and a couple stamps for cards :)

jennifer said...

i would get get some new papers of course and a couple stamps for cards :)

Hayley F said...

Jill, love the layout, getting so much inspiration from this blog hop! I think the items at the top of my wish list are the Thickers Alphabets and bakers twine. x

Victoria S. said...

Love your layout! i have had Lily Bee 12x12 paper packs in my cart for months.. i would actually buy them if i had the gift certificate... ♥