Saturday, September 22, 2012

Gardeners' Digest: September Garden Girl Blog Hop


Welcome to the Gardeners' Digest, a monthly update from the Garden Girls, the design team at Two Peas in a Bucket. We'd love it if you'd visit each of our blogs today to see what's in bloom in the Garden this month. 
Among this week's challenges at Two Peas in a Bucket is a real stash-buster!  The challenge is actually called "the STASH-BUSTING Layout," and it involves ten steps that will help you to make a dent in your stash while also creating a project that you'll love.  
The challenge begins today, and runs through next week Friday.  I do hope you'll decide to play along!  There's an extra perk: participants who upload their layouts to Two Peas by next Friday will be entered to win a Two Peas gift certificate.  Sweet. 
One of the posts this week on the Two Peas in a Bucket blog featured guest (and pea) Ashley Calder, who shared how she created the following layout based on inspiration she found on Pinterest.  In turn, I'm totally inspired by her! Every one of her layouts comes from the heart, and it shows. 
You can find more incredible layouts in Ashley's gallery at Two Peas in a Bucket. 
As of this morning, OA's Midway is now at Two Peas!  Here's what else I've been loving lately: 
Witch Hazel is my go-to line for Halloween projects this year.  I just used these uber-cute Tin Pins on a layout a few days ago.  Try saying "tin pins" ten times fast.  Is it even possible? 
You know how I am about printing on labels. While not all labels are printer-friendly, these OA Licorice Label Stickers sure are!  As a plus, these aren't really theme-y and can be used on all sorts of projects.  
I know that people tend to overuse the word "cute" (and I'm probably one of them), but c'mon -- these Doodlebug Ghosties are soooooo cute!  I'm not sure if they're going on a card or a layout yet, but I will put them to good use come October.  I was joking (I think) with the Garden Girls that even if I have to cut out some holes from a sheet and throw it over the dog in order to get a picture for a layout, there will be a project in the near future that includes these cuties.
I love that the new BasicGrey Micro Monogram Stickers come in a bunch of different colors, and that they can be worked into layouts subtly. Plus, it's great to see so many extra vowels! I've been picturing a page with the journaling done entirely in these stickers. 
One moment I'm thinking about Halloween, and the next, Christmas!  It's never too early to start working on holiday projects, I say, especially ones that incorporate these Ali Edwards/Technique Tuesday "Magic of Christmas" stamps. I so love those capital letters! 

To thank you for stopping by today, I would love to offer you a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to Two Peas in a Bucket.  After all, if you do decide to undertake a stash-busting project, you'll have some extra space in your stash, am I right?  To be entered to win one of the TWO gift certificates that I'll be giving away, just leave a comment by Wednesday, September 26, at 6:00 p.m. Hawaii time.  In your comment, name one item from your stash that you want to put to use in a project, and one item you wouldn't mind adding to your stash.  Don't forget to include your pea name as well, so that I can contact you via pea mail if you win.  

Onward!  The next stop on the blog hop is Garden Girl Amy Tan.  You can also start from the beginning by going to the Two Peas in a Bucket blog.  Happy hopping! 

64 comments:

  1. Great page! Nice pics and a sweet giveaway! AnyaL

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  2. Whao! This page is insane (in a good way). Way to make a dent in your stamp. Especially love the stamping in the bottom right hand corner. I just ordered some Witch Hazel, halloween is my fav!

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  3. I was given a basketful of friend's stash items for my birthday and I am required to make a layout with one of the items weekly - and they check! This week it will be some 7 Gypsies findings. To add to my stash, I am always looking for more letter stickers and OA paper. Pea name is 8thgypsy.

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  4. Fun page! I'd love to put some wooden leaves, trees and acorns to use. and I would love to have October Afternoon's fall collection! Thanks for a chance to win! massmankj

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  5. I'd love to use my buttons and ribbon, I have tons of them!!

    As for something new for my stash... another paper punch!! hahaha

    mariangeles_spain

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  6. I have a huge collection of washi tape and baker's twine that I don't think I am using as much as I could! Love the layouts! Newest things to my stash two rolls of Washi Tape and some Thickers!!!
    2Peas name breezestg

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  7. SO many things I need to get out and use. I have a Punky Sprouts mini that really needs to get done up! Thanks for the chance to win! 2peas: mprantner

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  8. Love the layout! I have older chipboard pieces that need to find their way onto some layouts, and would love to add some Lily Bee to my stash! CyndeeBK

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  9. I'm unfortunately traveling all week, but I'll eventually try out your layout challenge - love the idea! I'd love to use up more of my ribbon, so I'd have an excuse to buy more! I wouldn't mind adding some mists to my stash, I don't have a single one!

    2peas: micheled_utah

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  10. I'm wanting to start using my Amy tangerine paper (but I love it so much). Now I've got her Ready Set Go line on my wish list, but I want to use sketchbook first! LOL

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  11. I need to finish using up the SS summer collection (made a mini with it) and I'd like to purchase Lily Bees new Christmas line. Would love to win a gift certificate to 2 peas! user name: Miss Kathy

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  12. I need to use up some of my chipboard and I'm always looking to add more patterned paper!

    aworkman

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  13. Great layout! I need to whittle down my stash of letter stickers, and would love to add those OA label stickers for my Project Life. My Two Peas user name is Laascraps.

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  14. The stash-busting challenge sounds interesting...

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    My 2peas name is malwa

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  15. Would love to add some new washi to my stash. The wood grain is calling my name. Something I want to use in my stash is more of my stamps. Make them worth the investment!

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  16. Every alpha sheet should have so many vowels! Off to bust my stash. (ooh that sounds so rugged.) got to get stated before heading to soccer in mililani!

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  17. Love your layout and the fun challenge ;)

    I want to use my washi tape. I have lots and have never used it

    As for adding to my stash, I like the new ReadySetGo by Amy Tan

    2peas=. Kdgdi

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  18. I need to start using my washi tapes, instead of admiring them. I would like to add to my stash the new Dear Lizzy collection. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  19. Great job with your stash-busting project!
    I'd love to use up some ribbon from my stash and add washi tape instead. :) Thanks for the chance to win!
    Cynthia/soccerwidow

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  20. Love your work.
    Thanks for the chance to win
    ayeletep at twopeas

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  21. Great LO...

    Well there are 2 things in my stash that I hope to get using more. One is washi tapes and the other thickers/letter stickers. As I die-cut my titles most of the time, the thickers/letter stickers are just sitting around.

    I wouldn't mind adding more washi tapes and 6x6 paper pads.

    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  22. I'm so bad at hoarding washi tape...would love to see you use that! And would love to have the Witch Hazel collection :)

    pea name: jbhood

    Jessica D.
    jessica(at)funkyfinds(dot)com

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  24. I love the sound of the challenge! I'll have to check it out! The one thing I'd like to make use of from my stash is one of my Simple Stories collections. I just need to come up with a theme for an album to use it on. The one thing I'd like to add to my stash is Simple Stories Take a Hike collection because I already know what to use that on!!! (forgot to leave my 2peas name last time --meredemaison)

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  25. I still have some of the rose ribbon that really needs to be used up and OA Midway is on my to buy list.

    Pea name: keddypea

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  26. I would love to get rid of my dated pp (Chatterbox) I wouldn't mind having some new stamps by Technique Tuesday

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  27. Love this project definitely want to use lots of paper , would love to add witch hazel miscellany. JoanneW

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  28. wonderful layout!

    thanks for a chance.

    butterfly247

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  29. I would love to add some of those BG letter stickers to my stash. I have been hoarding the Ocotber Afternoon Boarding Pass line since it came out so I really want to get in on layouts so I can appreciate its beauty - the reason I bought it in the first place!

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  30. I have lots of stamps in my stash that I don't use enough. I would love to add the licquorice label set. Thanks for the chance to win. My PeaName is PurpleJet.

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  31. I really want to use my Ali Edwards journalist cards and I would like to add the Witch Hazel pack to my stash. Tanks for the chance to win! (2peas name) kevshreff

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  32. I really want to use up my rolls of ribbon, and I would love to add some of the wood veneer shapes to my stash :) Thank you so much for the chance to win!! EmilysMomma5

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  33. I want to use up some of the thousands of buttons I have in my stash! And I'd like to add some Lily Bee products to my stash!

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  34. 65 I'll cehck out the challenge - my stash is, as always, out of control. Thanks for the chance to win.

    juliee181

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  35. Ooh, those questions are easy! I need to use up some Halloween paper that's been in my stash for a long time. I'd love to add those OA tin pins!

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  36. I would love to use up some of my pp and I currently loving washi tapes!

    erink8

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  37. Love your layout and your challenge - I'm going to try and participate. We'll see if I get it done in time. lol I have a HUGE stash of patterned paper so I am always trying to use some of it. Would love to add some more wood veneers to my stash and stamps don't count since you can never use them up, right? ;) Thanks for the chance to win! 2peas username: sassiescrapper

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  38. Thanks for the chance to win - so much to shop for at 2peas right now!
    jan509

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  39. What to say when I liked your entire post? I'm adding some alpha's to my cart and hope to participate in your challenge! It looks so fun!

    Thanks for the chance to win :)
    LonR

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  40. Love that page looks like quite a challenge. Thanks for the chance to win :)

    Fleursbydesign

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  41. Oooh, that stash-busting challenge is something I should do once a week!! I hope I have time to play this week!! your lo is so fun!

    Something in my stash I want to use: I recently got some new wood veneers from Studio Calico, the transportation ones with the boats, cars and bicycles. I REALLY want to play with them! As for something that I want to add, I have a whole bunch of OA Witch Hazel in my cart!! But I am feeling guilty because I already placed an order this month!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    camanddanismom

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  42. Love the give away, what an insanely awesome page! I would love to actually use the mists I have been collecting. I am coveting the studio calico yearbook collection!

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  43. I am loving your prodct pics! And your challenge looks like fun, I'll be playing for sure!

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  44. I think I had better take that challenge. I definitely need to use up my stash. Thanks for a chance to win and thanks for the inspiration.

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  45. My stash, cute purple doodle-pops monster.
    New item, Witch Hazel ton pins you have posted. They are so cute!

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  46. Love the stash busting!! Would love to use some of the tons of stickers I have and would love to add some of those cute little wood veneer hearts by studio calico! capegina@ two peas

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  47. I get to get those Doodlebug ghosts! In my stash I'd love to use BasicGrey's Indian Summer collection!
    DeniseB
    DenisePeaB

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  48. I'd use some burlap from my stash and I'd love to get the Fall collection from Simple Stories
    scrappin_in_AK

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  49. I really want to use up my OA Holiday Style papers thinking about a DD. I am looking forward to adding some AT Ready Set Go to my stash. Thanks for the chance!

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  50. I need to use up my crate paper collection packs but only because i want more echo park paper. 2peas name:senoritascrapper

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  51. Beautiful colors!

    I love using mists and stamps and I'm thinking about buying these cute little alphas! a girl can't have enough=)
    (drakumel at 2ps)

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  52. One thing in my stash that I would like to use are my Karen Foster Retro Resins Halloween Metals and one thing new that I would like to have is the Autumn Spice paper.
    Fishioslady

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  53. I want to use more flair and tin pins. I love them and I can't seem use them on my pages. I would like to add some Jenni Bowlin wired feathers to my stash.
    MStangR

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  54. One item i want to use: stamps! (ok, so that is more than one item, but i still need to use them more ;)
    Item I want to splurge on: OA midway label stickers!

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  55. Great layouts!. I also love the micro monogram stickers by Basic Grey.

    The item I want to add to my stash: alpha stickers and I want to use more my journal cards, sometimes I don't know how.

    My peauser: garlandandrea

    BTW: thanks for the $ gift card I have tons of products in my twopeas cart :)

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  56. Your layout is amazing as usual!! LOVE all the papers you used! I have so much patterned paper and washi tape yet to be used.

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  57. Great LO! You definitely busted some stash with all of those papers! As for use... I'm still trying to convince myself to stop hoarding my few sheets of G45's Halloween in Wonderland. As for new, I'm drooling over BG's Aspen Frost line. jengd

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  58. Thanks for the chance to win! I'm dying to get my hands on some of the new OA, and I'd love to use up some of my ribbon stash I can't seem to make a dent in.

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  59. I love my wooden stars from SC and i live to add some tags of Elle's studio !!!

    i'm Mustik (2peas)

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  60. Love this layout. Love all the pieces of paper look fabulous together.

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  61. i recently got some amy tangerine die cuts that really need to get onto a layout soon otherwise i'll hoard them. and i'd love to try out those new vellum feathers i'm seeing everywhere! - littletoki

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  62. Great way to bust your stash...something I need to be doing as well! :)

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  63. I really want to use my new mister huey mist's. And I really want to add the new midway line and everyday eclectic lines to my stash.
    Two peas username: valechula

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  64. I might be too late, but I would love to use my potty people on a layout and have a new punch for my stash! iggyboo32

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