Friday, February 22, 2013

Gardeners' Digest: February 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. 
If you've seen the March gallery teaser, then you're already in the loop about the upcoming Garden theme: shapes and die-cuts! Here's a peek at my layout: 
What truly inspires me are people who are unafraid to take on challenges, and what's more, to do so creatively. I recently read an article called "Fundamentals of Creativity" that defines creativity in terms of fulfilling the requirements of a task while also being original and innovative. That sounds rather clinical, I know, but it makes sense to me. In last week's "Love, Love, Love" Scrap Your Stash video, I put forth the challenge to use envelopes on a layout and/or scrap your philosophy of love.  This "Inspired By" shout-out is for those peas who not only accomplished the task, but who also took on the challenge creatively! Here are a few of the submissions: 
L-R: "Pieces of Me"(by KatyLouWho), "God Gave Me You" (TexasChic), "Love" (by Aimmer)

Since CHA, the forum at Two Peas has been filled with threads of yearning and desperation -- When is Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm going to be released? When is the new Amy Tangerine going to be in the store? Will I ever smell a fresh new piece of patterned paper again?  Oh, I know those threads well...especially since I contributed my passionate paper ponderings to a few.  

And now, at long last, the waiting is over! The past few days have seen the Two Peas store flooded with over 600 new products. Best. Deluge. Ever. Here are some of my favorites from the lot: 
(1) Jenni Bowlin Studio Paper Tapes.  I had to take a photo of these lovelies, just so that you can see the wonder that is the Bleached Woodgrain, the brightness of the Notebook Grid tape, and the subtlety of the Sideways Chevron tape.
(2) "Remember This" 12 x 12 Maggie Holmes Paper by Crate Paper. Both sides of this paper have stolen my heart. You'll notice this paper in my upcoming Garden layout:
(3) Maggie Holmes Mini Album Collection by Crate Paper.  The vellum packet of sequins and the striped envelope are my favorites!
(4) Studio Calico Wood Veneer Shapes.  I foresee many pet pages in my future! 
(5) Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm Collection.  I love this collection even more than 5th and Frolic, if that is possible. The combination of pastels, brights, and navy is amazing, and don't even get me started on these patterns. 
To thank you for stopping by today, I would love to offer you a chance to win a spot in Wilna Furstenberg's new Two Peas workshop, Art Class
If you're interested in winning a free spot in Wilna's workshop (a $25.00 value), leave a comment on this post (including your Two Peas username) before 6:00 p.m. Hawaii time on Tuesday, February 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! I know the class will be incredible. 

In fact, the amazingly talented Ms. Furstenberg is your next stop. You can also start from the beginning of the hop by going to the Two Peas in a Bucket blog. Happy hopping!  

47 comments:

  1. awesome! thanks for the chance!

    cheryl131091 at yahoo dot com

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  2. I loved last week's Scrap Your Stash video-totally gonna lmake some envies/pockets to play along! Awesome product picks, too!

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  3. I love Lucky Charm collection as well. That navy is yummy! :).

    petrii 2peas username

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  4. Maggie's collection is just way too pretty.

    And Wilna's class kills me! She's so inspiring!!

    2peas: vixendeity

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  5. Thanks for the chance to win! susank12

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  6. I LOVE the Maggie collection too! Thanks! serenitysmom

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  7. Hi Jill, I would love to attend Wilna's class. I loved her promo video so cute and fun just like her layouts. Thanks!

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  8. i want to step up my game and i think wilna's class is just the ticket! ouchpapercut

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  9. Wilna is such an inspiration! Thanks for the chance :) jbhood

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  10. I´d love to win a spot in this class. NinaSt

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  11. Love your sneak peek, thanks for the chance to win :)

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  12. Thanks for the chance to win! (drakumel at 2ps)

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  13. I love Wilna's style and I am sure her class is equally excellent and inspiring! Username paper podner

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  14. I would LOVE to win a spot in Wilna's class! Thanks for the giveaway!

    atmmama - 2peas id

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  15. Loved your Scrap Your Stash video with all those envelopes. I dearly love interactive pages. Your are so very inspiring! Thank you for the chance to win Wilna's Art Class. In case I am chosen my 2 peas name is seawest.

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  16. Looking forward to your new video! I am in the middle of making a page for your envelope/love challenge!!
    -pegbos

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  17. Thanks for the chance to win a spot - I love Wilna's style!!
    2peas: CristinaC

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  18. Looking forward to your video. Thanks for the chance to win a spot in the class.

    2peas: cutiephinphin

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  19. I would love to win a spot in Wilna's class!!!

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  20. Thanks for a chance at this giveaway :)

    2peas username : angelicquirk

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  21. I also loved all those layers on your love, love, love page...But I haven't been able to accomplish much layering yet...I will try soon, I promise!!

    Shawnlyn72

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  22. ♥ your style! thx 4 a great giveaway!

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  23. forgot...my 2peas username:theurbanzoo

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  24. This is so much fun! I would love to win a spot in the class! :o)

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  25. It would be awsome to win a spot in Wilna's class! (zgagi)

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  26. I wish my layers looked as artsy! block_head21

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  27. This is a great giveaway. Thank you so much!

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  28. oh my that vellum envelope with sequins from your top 5 is a must have!!! thanks for the giveaway..it would be wonderful to win Wilna's class :)
    2peas name: pallavi83

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  29. i would love to win Wilna's class.

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  30. Thanks for the opportunity. A class would be awesome to get me inspired.

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  31. Thanks for the chance to win!!

    2peas name: stinkydudette

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  32. This class seems awesome! Would so love to win a spot!

    Picasso63

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  33. Love your sneak! I want to see more! For some reason, I struggle with circles sometimes. I need a lesson in circles!
    (Monica B @ 2Peas)

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  34. Love that sneak! All the different materials and shapes! Can't wait to see all of it! Would love to win a spot in Wilna's class, have been eying it for a while now and love the projects that students of this class have made! Thanks for a chance! Dee (Sparklin @ 2peas)

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  35. Cat shaped wood veneers? I can't wait! Thanks for the chance to win my spot in Wilna's class.

    torontomoth (who picked this user name, anyway LOL?)

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  36. I was also waiting on the new collections...Maggie's, Amy's and Lizzie's. Now just waiting for my order to arrive. Thanks for a chance to win Wilna's class. Looks like a good done. 2 peas name: Miss Kathy

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  37. hey Jill! love that houndstooth washi and EVERYTHING maggie holmes does.
    ;) gleestormont@gmail or yahoo

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  38. Your stash video was super inspiring. 2ps: senoritascrapper

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  39. I love the remember this paper too :)
    ordered some already, haha..
    and thanks for the chance to win.

    pea name : jeannemw

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  40. Oh my! love the tapes ! ) Thanks for the chance to win the class. I'm excited :) ! Love wlina's style ! :D 2peas: Pepper Tan

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  41. I would love to win a spot in Wilna's class!
    marshatf

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  42. I just love the Dear Lizzy. I'm going to have to place an order. Thank you for the inspiration. I loved your video and layout about your uncle, so sweet!♥ I would love to win a spot in Wilna's class. It looks so good. Take care.

    raeraesma :)

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  43. Wilna's class is the BEST thing that happened to me this year!! My word for the year was LEARN and how did I learn already!! I love Wilna! :) My Twopeas name is mpcapistran.
    Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  44. I just bought the Lucky Charm collection kit. I think I may need to get Maggie and Amy's lines next! Thanks for the chance to win! Would love to gift this class to my friend. :)

    2peas username: sassiescrapper

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