Saturday, December 22, 2012

Gardeners' Digest: December Garden Girl Blog Hop (Giveaway Closed)

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. 
I've been working on a compilation of my favorite photos from 2012.  Each year I pull together one of my favorite photos from each month of the year, and I assemble them on a "retrospective" layout. This is a peek at the title block, which is built upon a foundation of American Crafts Powder Glitter Tape, and which includes a variety of uber-cute flair/badges from Ormolu and Evalicious
Over the past few weeks, the gallery at Two Peas in a Bucket has been packed with colorful and festive layouts. Here are some of the many (many) layouts (and peas) that I've bookmarked recently: 
Clockwise from top left: Kyoko Kobayashi, Lula75, Sherrifunk, Voneall, A2Kate, and Marie-Pea.
(1) Heidi Swapp Color Shine Spritz. Once I saw how the Mint Green Color Shine looked on the page, I stocked up on all of the colors above (and then some).  Don't let the colors above fool you -- each one has a gorgeous iridescent sheen.  Seeing is believing:
(2) Crate Paper Fourteen. The colors in this line are for me. Would you just look at that green? 
(3) American Crafts Love Is in the Air XOXO Patterned Paper.  There are so many reasons to love this 12 x 12 beauty: the color, the stripes, the splatters, the B-side ledger pattern...oh, and those clouds! 
(4) Studio Calico Darling Dear Calendar Pockets.  I used all twelve of these on the year-in-review layout I mentioned earlier in this post. 
(5) Dear Glitter Foam Thickers. I'm crazy about this font -- and the fact that these come in several different colors! 

To thank you for stopping by today, I would love to offer you a chance to win a spot in Lisa Truesdell's new Two Peas workshop, Start Here
Here's more info about the 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! 
If you're interested in winning free spot in the workshop (a $12 value), leave a comment on this thread (including your Two Peas username) before 6:00 p.m. Hawaii time on Wednesday, December 26, and I will select one lucky winner.  If you purchase access to the class and end up winning the drawing, the fee will be refunded, or you can "regift" the free class access to a friend. Good luck! 

The next stop on the blog hop is Garden Girl Jen Gallacher. Be sure to spend a bit of time on her blog, as she recently posted a list of her favorite Two Peas projects from 2012, and if you haven't bookmarked or pinned every single one of them (yet), now's the time to do so! 

You can also start from the beginning of the blog hop by going to the Two Peas in a Bucket blog.  Happy hopping! 

59 comments:

  1. I love the inspiration from these hops! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  2. wow that inspiration board is AWESOME! Thanks for the collecting the inspiration!!

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  3. Thanks for the chance to win! Love the inspiration sneaks I am seeing.

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  4. So much inspiration! Thanks for the chance to win a spot in this awesome class!
    2peas: CristinaC

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  5. I need to get some of that Heidi Swapp mist! Thanks Jill!

    2peas: Deedy

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  6. I'm loving this hop! Can't wait to see your project in the gallery. Thanks for the chance at this fun looking class. - sheltieluvr

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  7. Thanks for the heads up, love your ideas

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  8. Fun stuff!

    Kristan (Scrap Girlie)

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  9. I just ordered some HS mist in the Gold Lame. Can't wait to play with it! serenitysmom

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  10. Oooooo I'm kind of drooling over your product picks. Love! 2peas: mprantner

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  11. LOVE those Heidi Swapp Mist! I've gotten the entire set! Thanks for the giveaway :) 2peas : Pepper tan

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  12. I didn't know color shine are iridescent!
    (drakumel at 2Ps)

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  13. Gardeners' Digest is one of my favorite blog hops. Love those LOs you shared and thanks for the giveaway. Merry Christmas!

    2peas: cutiephinphin

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  14. I love the idea of making a layout to celebrate the year! Thanks for sharing your inspiration, and work this year.
    Pea: Bestcee

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  15. I love the Heidi Swapp shine mists too, and the Crate 14 line is so pretty. Love your idea for a year in review layout, can't wait to see it. Thanks for a chance to win.
    2 peas name: Miss Kathy

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  16. The new Crate collection and Heidi Swapp gold lame color shine are in my cart right now.

    2Ps : keddypea

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  17. Love your favorite things! Robinkp

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  18. love your blog hops and would love a chance to take this class..

    happy holidays!

    suechaw

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  19. I would love to win a seat in this class! Merry Christmas!

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  20. oops... forgot my username...paperpodner

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  21. That class sounds great!
    MicheleD_utah

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  22. I would love to win a spot in this class! Merry Christmas! 2peas: iggyboo32

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  23. I wold love to win a spot! Thanks so much for the chance!

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  24. I would love to win a spot.
    Merry Christmas
    Ingba

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  25. I would love to take this class!
    2peas: marshatf

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  26. Awesome sneak peek...Happy Holidays. deb.st

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  27. love all your facs too..I see you love great fonts and color!

    kate (pea: mizzkb00) (2 zeroes there)

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  28. woo! i need to get some of that gold lame mist. thanks for the chance to win. happy holidays! - littletoki

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  29. Looking at the colors of those mists makes me want to pull out my masks and scrap...its almost 12:00 AM. Yikes! Thanks for a chance to take part in the class.

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  30. Thanks for the chance to win - the class looks inspirational.
    2peas: margotmacg

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  31. Love those glitter thickers! I have lots already, but who ever has enough of them!
    fluffypuff

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  32. I love all of your top 5 products. I've been always curious about the Heidi Swapp spritz. Maybe it's time to try it after reading your description of it. Thanks!

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  33. Merry Christmas Jill!

    scrapnatya/2peas

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  34. This class sounds awesome, thanks for the inspiration

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  35. looking forward to seeing that colourful layout!

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  36. Merry Christmas!
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    Carla from Utah

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  37. What a great opportunity...thank you for the chance to win!

    Username: amesari

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  38. I so need inspiration this year! Hope I get picked randomly!
    puddinNpie username on Tea Peas

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  39. Would love to do a look back page, can't wit to see yours :)

    Fleursbydesign

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  40. Thanks so much for the chance to win! smbradford

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  41. Thank you so much for the chance to win a spot in Lisa Truesdell's new Two Peas workshop!

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  42. I hope you had a Merry Christmas with your family Jill, thanks for the chance to win a spot in the class.

    peausername: garlandandrea

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  43. I want to try the heidi swapp color shine! Great job!
    username: lpeeps

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  44. Thanks for the giveaway! (claysmama)

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  45. Love your sneak and your 5 picks!

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  46. Thank you so much for the chance to win. I love all of the goodness on your desk. It looks like you were having fun.
    raeraesma :)

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  47. Thank you for sharing this year. Happy New Year! cbee

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  48. Oh, I couldn't agree with you more about the Crate Paper Fourteen colors! Love that heart page, too!!! Definitely will need more than one sheet of that page to get enough of the hearts and the green to make me happy! Thanks for sharing!

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