Monday, April 22, 2013

Gardeners' Digest: April 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 "hop" by each of our blogs today to see what's in bloom in the Garden this month. If you've been following the hop so far, you were just visiting with Corrie Jones. If you'd like to go back to the beginning, it all starts on the Two Peas blog
I'm a lover of all things bright and colorful year 'round, but there is just something about springtime scrapping that makes me indulge in color even more than usual. The proof is in the layout that I created for my latest Scrap Your Stash video
I had a blast working with ribbon and patterned paper strips here. I especially loved working with the different ribbons from the new Allison Kreft collections here.  The real stars of the layout, however, are my mom and my aunt. Everything about this page is just so them. In the video, I explain how I selected the page accents with them in mind. 
The Two Peas gallery is always such a terrific source of inspiration. Among the layouts that I have bookmarked recently are those by peas who have been using mixed media techniques. 
"You Laugh So Much Together" (Nirupama01), "My Love" (Corej), "Today the Avenger" (Diana Waite), "@Cafe" (Jina-B)
Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm Glitter Spray Painted Chipboard Thickers.  Initially I just assumed that these were Thickers with glitter on them, but after seeing them up close, I realized why they have the word "Treasure" associated with them.  My goodness, these are pretty
Hero Arts Neon Dye Ink Pads. After letting go of it reluctantly in the 80s, I was a little slow to embrace neon when it re-emerged as a trend, but now, I am drawn to these colors for some reason. 
Pink Paislee Hope Chest. The papers in this collection are, in a word, hoardworthy. 
Gesso. This is such a versatile medium. I've used it for prepping a surface prior to painting, for creating texture with stencils and masks, for stamping, and more. 
October Afternoon Label Stickers. These are my go-to label stickers. With their matte surfaces, they take equally well to handwritten or typed journaling. I go through these like water. 

To thank you for stopping by today, I'd love to offer you a chance to win a $10 Two Peas in a Bucket gift certificate. Just leave a comment on this post (including your Two Peas username) before 6:00 p.m. Hawaii time on Sunday, April 28, and I will select one lucky winner. 

Your next stop on the hop is the blog of Garden Girl Lexi Bridges.  Enjoy! 

51 comments:

  1. I love giveaways!!! :)

    mariangeles_spain

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  2. Love your layout and the video you did. Also loving the thickers and ink pads!

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  3. your scrap your stash video is inspiring, i love all the bright colors at this time of year as well!
    Ouchpapercut

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  4. Love the ribbon you used in your layout. Thanks for the chance to win! My user name is emilyclaire817.

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  5. Thanks for the inspiration......Happy Monday! My username: carrieelias

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  6. I just love your work and your inspiration! thanks so much for the chance! andreakuenzel

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  7. FUN and so inspiration!! Thanks for sharing the video with us! My username is lillianchild

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  8. Love your layouts!
    (kitteykaty)

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  9. Gorgeous colors in that layout and I am loving those glitter thickers! 2peas: mprantner

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  10. Labels, Thickers, Gesso and neon, oh I love!! Thanks for the chance to win. Can't wait to see your project for May :)

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  11. Thanks for the chance to win.

    juliee181

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  12. Ooh...thank you for the chance! jbhood

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  13. oh thanks Jill for bookmarking me for inspiration! :)

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  14. Love your LO and loving your picks. I'm late with the neon trend. Just got myself some of those neon inks too. Can't wait to try them out.

    2peas: cutiephinphin

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  15. I love the Dear Lizzy "treasure" thickers!!!!!

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  16. Thnks for the chance to win!! Loving your work

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  17. Such a HAPPY layout! Thanks for the chance! CyndeeBK

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  18. Scrapper1011 here and I think I need some of those Oct. Afternoon labels. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  19. Loved our Scrap Your Stash video using all the ribbon and now you've reminded me that I need to get mine out and use it on a layout.

    2Ps name: keddypea

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  20. I love your product picks! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  21. I never liked glittery alphas until just recently, but now I love them. Love your new layout on Jenni Bowlins website. Thanks for a chance to win. 2 peas name: Miss Kathy

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  22. Ok, now I've seen Gesso mentioned again, and I'm wondering why I don't have it. ;-) 2Peas name: Lita

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  23. I Love that LO :) thanks fr a chance to win. my username is anmolhai

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  24. "Pickled Herring accents are so rare these days" still has me giggling! Thank you for the chance to win. I have really been wanting to try working with Gesso. My Pea-Name is AshleyCrafty

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  25. I hope you use the Hero Arts Neon ink pads in your next layout. I've had them sitting around for awhile now. WOuld LOVE to be inspired to use them!!
    jrshapiro

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  26. Enjoyed your shares! Thanks so much for the chance to win!
    --meredemaison

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  27. Loved that scrap your stash video and all the layers of meaning you incorporated into your page. thanks for the chance to win! username: juiehearn

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  28. WOW! the layout is wonderful - thanks for the inspiration.
    Sandra ltb
    slbt17@yahoo.com

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  29. LOVE those Thickers you picked out!! jengd

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  30. Cool Thickers!! Love them. And thanks for sharing.

    - Kate, stinkydudette

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  31. Winning a gift certificate would be the coolest thing! The problem I would have is that there are too many cute must-haves on the Two Peas shop! Paper Podner

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  32. Thank you so much for including me. You inspire me, BIG TIME! Love love all your product picks too. Neon pink ink is just too fun.

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  33. Awesome layout and awesome inspiration from the gallery too! Thanks for sharing. lpeeps

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  34. Wonderful inspiration from the gallery! Loving those neon inks!

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  35. I love your ribbon LO video:)
    And in case I win... drakumel at 2ps

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  36. Thanks for the inspiration & giveaway! (shutterbugaboo)

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  37. Thanks for the chance!
    CristinaC

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  38. Loved your video, so pretty :). Just bought my first jar of Gesso and can't wait to play with it :)

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  39. great inspiration! and thanks for the chance to win! (twopeas username: agus)

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  40. Thanks so much for the chance to win!
    Your layout makes me happy - needing some springtime colors in my world. :)
    2peas "soccerwidow"

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  41. Love those glitter thickers. 2ps: senoritascrapper

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  42. Your layout is fabulous, as always! You bring so much inspiration!! Thnaks for the giveaway! (user seaken)

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  43. Love your picks! Thanks for a chance at your giveaway!
    melt003

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  44. Thanks for the chance! Now I got to go add some label stickers to my cart too:))

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  45. AnyaL at 2peas Sorry I forgot to add my username.

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  46. I am in love with all the neon ink pads too! Thanks so much for all your inspo - I absolutely love all your projects!

    2peas: sassiescrapper

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  47. Love your selections, really fun play with Gesso, just starting but so fun

    2peas mabelm

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  48. getting ready to upload my lift of your ribbon layout to two peas now ;)

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