This month's Garden theme is "It's the Little Things," which I took to heart not only in my August gallery layout, but also in my most recent "Scrap Your Stash" video, which focuses on the "little things" that can hold a layout together -- clips!
I actually made a dent in my stash of clips, thanks to this layout, and I've been reaching for them more often as I create.
Maybe the clip-fixation is to blame, but this month, as I've browsed the gallery at Two Peas, I've been noticing the different ways that the peas have been using accents as "peacemakers," uniting the layers and different sections of their layouts. Here are a few that I have bookmarked recently:
(Top row: "Smile," by Brickle and "Just Be Amazing" by Jens3; bottom row: "In Just 10 Short Days, This..." by Soaphousemama and "Sunset Stroll" by Listgirl)
The time has come: we're moving beyond CHA peeks and into the post-CHA harvest. I've been gathering up quite a bit in my cart lately! Here's some of what I've "reaped" over the past month:
(1) I wasn't too sure how these FYI Rolodex cards from FarmHouse Paper Company would look in person, and when I finally saw them, I fell in love. They're amazing. They don't look like "manufactured" vintage-ish cards; they look like the real thing.
I used a few on my "Little Things" layout. Each card is about 3" x 4.5" -- perfect for housing journaling!
(2) I'm also crazy about the other FarmHouse Paper Company items, including this "Desk Top" patterned paper.
The yellow ledger A-side is awesome -- I can see it used as a bright background, for sure -- but it's that library card B-side that has me panting over paper. I need more.
(3) I am not exactly sure why some companies stopped manufacturing rub-ons with their lines over the past few years, but I am so grateful that Jenni Bowlin Studios has continued to manufacture them. These aren't ordinary rub-ons, mind you -- they're gold, with a subtle shimmer, and go on smoothly like butter.
(4) This month I've also gone through a bottle of my favorite new Mister Huey's mist, Shell.
I hardly have any left! It's a lovely cream color that looks incredible added to backgrounds. I recently used it as a foundation color when using a stencil/mask, and added other colors over that. You can see it on the title letters here as well as in that misted circle in the background:
(5) The last of my August favorites is my first ever Two Peas class, Scrapbooking from the Soul.
I still can't quite believe that it is out there in the world now! Although I've already given away a spot in the class, if you'd like another chance to win a free spot, you'll find giveaways throughout the hop today.
To thank you for visiting 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 Friday, August 30, and I will select one lucky winner.
The next stop on the blog hop is the ever-always-talented Jen Kinkade, or if you'd like to start at the beginning of the hop, you can head to the Two Peas in a Bucket blog. Thanks for hopping by today!