This week, the Garden not only welcomes a new Garden Girl, Lexi Bridges (yay!), but it also features a focus on school-themed layouts and cards. School is one of my favorite subjects to scrap, not just because I love school supplies (and always have), but because I spend most of my waking hours at school.
|More details and a full supply list may be found at Two Peas in a Bucket.|
Among the projects in this month's Garden is one that speaks right to my scrappy heart: it includes lots of layering, lots of color, lots of accents, and lots of journaling. You must check out Wendy Sue Anderson's "High School Reunion" layout:
In addition to loving this layout, I give her major props for even going to her class reunion. That takes courage. I went to my ten-year reunion, and I was pretty nervous then, but the prospect of going to my twenty-year reunion kind of freaks me out. I'm not sure that I want to see plumper and balder versions of our former selves. I'd like to remember the tight end as, well, the tight end. :) Wendy's layout gives me hope, though. A reunion could actually be fun.
I'm getting more and more amped as new products arrive in the Two Peas store. A day after checking out, my cart starts to fill up again. What's a girl to do? It's just that post-CHA time of year. Then again, it's always that post-CHA time of year. :)
Here are some of my recent favorites:
|Elle's Studio Monthly Tidbits. I am so using these for my year-in-review layout when 2012 draws to a close.|
|Detour Rub-ons from Bo Bunny. I see rub-ons so rarely these days, so of course I had to snatch these up! They're also perfect for a page I've been thinking about doing, regarding my intense, abiding hatred for morning and afternoon traffic. These will help me to tell my story without having to resort to expletives.|
|Uni-ball Signo White Gel Pen. Two Peas restocked these recently, and of course one went straight into my cart right away. It's the best white gel pen, hands down. I love how smoothly it writes, and it's not temperamental like other pens. It never withholds ink when it's in a bad mood.|
|We R Memory Keepers Textured Cardstock. After using WRMK cardstock just once, I was a believer.|
|Jenni Bowlin Studio Die-Cut Perforated Paper. This would make a great addition to a back-to-school layout. I actually used it as a mask in my own layout above. You also must see how Shannon Tidwell uses it in the Garden this week. Incredible!|
Memories fade quickly and making sure we include all our stories within our scrapbooks can seem daunting. In this mini-workshop, Garden Girl Jen Gallacher shares her approach for meaningful journaling. Jen is a dedicated journal-keeper and has kept personal journals for over 30 years (ever since she was old enough to write). Now she combines her love of record keeping with scrapbooking! This journaling-centered class covers topics from holidays, to day-to-day events, to family moments, and several often forgotten subjects.
Lessons include:Each chapter includes 10 BRAND NEW layouts for a total of 30 layouts. An instructional video is provided for each chapter in which Jen discusses her philosophy on journaling each memory, as well as, her creative approach to journaling design. Each chapter video highlights the start-to-finish process of one of the chapter layouts. Watch Jen select the photos, journal her story, and complete a layout all under 30 minutes!
Chapter 1: Special Events
Chapter 2: Day-to-Day Living
Chapter 3: Stories to Remember
Beyond mere journaling, Jen discusses challenges to telling the story, creative methods for incorporating journaling on the page, and product suggestions for a fresh approach to journaling design. A helpful PDF is provided for each chapter and combines into a complete, comprehensive guide to meaningful journaling. Each layout is highlighted on its own page and includes the complete supply list, a close-up photo, and the approach to both documenting the story and the design of the journaling. Additional materials found within the PDF include topic ideas, journaling product ideas, and tips and tricks for journaling.
Whether you're an experienced writer looking to incorporate journaling into your scrapbooks, or you struggle with knowing what to say on your pages, this workshop's for you! Never leave "words unsaid" again!
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 of both Jen and to connect with other participants. Enjoy!
Be sure to post your comment and pea name by Saturday, August 25, at 6 p.m. HST, and I'll pick a winner shortly thereafter.
Thanks for hopping by today! The next stop on the hop is the ever-always-oh-so-talented Amy Tangerine. The full blog hop list can be found on the Two Peas blog.