Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Gardeners' Digest: November 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. 
This month, the Garden has been packed with layouts celebrating Thanksgiving and expressing gratitude for our many blessings.  This week's gallery features the following layout about where and how I learned to count my blessings:
The journaling, which is tucked into the tab at the top, reflects on how my grandmother inspired three generations of women to pursue vocations that involve serving others. I am so very grateful to her for raising my mother with such strong values, and in turn, I am trying my best to raise my daughter with those very values.  More details and a list of supplies used may be found at Two Peas in a Bucket
I am not sure if I have the mental strength to attempt a holiday album this year, but these little beauties (made by peas!) are making me believe that if I am inspired enough, then anything's possible: 
The first is a lovely, family-centered "Thankful" mini-album by EllePrice, and the second, "Our Christmas Days," is mireipol's uber-pretty approach to gathering together a series of snapshots taken over the holidays.   

So if I really am going to make a holiday album, then what should I use? I've got this part covered. :) 
If you know of my love for all things green, then you won't be shocked to find this October Afternoon Make It Merry Make a Star patterned paper  at the top of my list.  I first fell hard for this paper when I used it on a holiday layout with more Make It Merry goodies. 
Studio Calico/Hero Arts Two Peas exclusive Wesley Alphabet Clear Stamps . I used these in an upcoming holiday layout, and they are perfect for stamping titles!  I confess, I may have already lost the T.  I'm not taking it very well.
If I am going to take the leap in creating a holiday album, then it's going to be with the help of these new Kikkerland Writersblok albums.  Once Jamie shared a peek into the contents of this album, I was a goner.  I can't wait to fill its pages! 

I have not always been a friend to glitter, because it has not always been a friend to me, but glitter that stays put on tape?  We just might end up BFF's.  There are a bunch of colors of American Crafts glitter tape now available at Two Peas.  I think the first thing I'll do with the ones I just ordered is to use a few strips as the background for a title.
...And finally, new Evalicious!  These are just what I need to document everyday life. 
To thank you for stopping by today, I would love to offer you a chance to win a $5 gift certificate to Two Peas in a Bucket.  In fact, because I'm just feeling all around grateful (which I attribute largely to the fact that just a few days from now, I will be in gravy heaven), I will give away TWO gift certificates!  To be entered to win, just leave a comment by Saturday, November 24, at 6:00 p.m. Hawaii time.  Don't forget to include your pea name, so that I can contact you via pea mail if you win.  

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

42 comments:

  1. Love your layout!! Thanks for a chance to win!!

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  2. Beautiful layout! loving all Evalicious' badges! Thank you for sharing ~TxTwiGrl

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  3. I just bought a huge amount of glitter tape, and I love it too! ;)
    2peas: CristinaC

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  4. Thanks for the chance to win!
    2peas: niyahnicole

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  5. What a cute layout! Love the hearts!

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  6. Thanks for the chance to win.

    juliee181

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  7. Your layout is fabulous! Thanks for the giveaway.

    2ps:aworkman

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  8. What a great family photo in that layout. It's moments like that that make photography and scrapbooking so important to me.


    Pea: Snoozin81

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  9. So love your layout with the hearts!
    2 peas: Acrobat

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  10. Thanks for a chance to win!
    scrap_crzy

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  11. I love your layout!! Thanks for the chance to win!
    2peas: olatz

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  12. Thanks for the chance to win! Twopeas name: EmmaKL

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  13. love the heart background on your layout! thanks for the chance to win! rkokes

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  14. Love the heart cut on your layout.

    2Ps: keddypea

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  15. Ooo, love that paper too ... you may be enabling a shopping trip!!
    Thanks for the chance to win a GC (may cover the cost of said yummy paper!!)
    daydesigns

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  16. Love scrappy shopping!!! :)
    mariangeles_spain

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  17. I love how you use non fall colors!

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  18. Love those two mini books you linked and your page is lovely as usual. I always look forward to your Garden contributions!
    I'm susanb722 on TwoPeas. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  19. I look forward to the garden digest hop all month long!
    2peas:valechula

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  20. that glitter tape is mighty tempting!!
    happy thanksgiving. aloha <3 glee

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  21. Beautiful layout-loving your product picks!
    margievis

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  22. Love your layout the hearts are fabulous :)

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  23. Love your LO and that heart background die cut. I'm also loving the Evalicious flairs. Thanks for the giveaway.

    2peas: cutiephinphin

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  24. I'm loving all the new Evalicious products too, especially the Christmas flair. That Christmas mini is really cute too. Thanks for a chance to win. 2 peas name: Miss Kathy

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  26. Great layout! I love the hearts background. And your pick of Evalicious flair buttons? Yum!
    2Peas: soccerwidow

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  27. I love the glitter tape. Fabulous layout. Thanks for sharing and the giveaway. You are so sweet.

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  28. I am in love with the Evalicious badges. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  29. That paper and those stamps are gorgeous. Thanks for the chance to win.

    charityroze

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  30. Thanks for a chance to win!
    sbmom2

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  31. Your layout is so fabulous and so true for me too. Totally inspired me to make my own.
    two peas= lpeeps

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  32. Love your layout, especially the hearts and the cut out! melt003

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  33. Your work is always full of inspiration! Love all the details you put into your pages! - AnyaL

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  34. Thanks for the inspiration! Love the hearts background! Supercute! Thanks also for a chance to win! Sparklin @ 2peas

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  35. Those cut out hearts are amazing and that golden glitter tape is gorgeous!!! My pea user: garlandandrea

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  36. What an awesome layout! Thanks for sharing! 2peas: iggyboo32

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  37. Love the notebook and Evalicious badges!

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  38. Love those hearts in your layout!
    (MicheleD_utah)

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  39. I know what you mean about little notebooks. lol
    sweetideas

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  40. ohhhh i view my christmas album in your inspirational post!
    THANKS THANKS THANKS

    KISSES FROM BARCELONA!!
    mireia (aka : mireipol)

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