Thursday, August 22, 2013

Gardeners' Digest: August 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 Lilith's blog. 
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! 

52 comments:

  1. Jill, I would love to win your class! I always struggle with journaling, but pages without journaling are not worth making...

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  2. Thanks for the inspiration! I've purchased your class and am hoping to make my way through it when my girls go back to school in another week.

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  3. I love you clips video! Thanks for a chance to win! Peaname: chelsp82

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  4. Ekkk thank you so much for showing my layout as inspiration, your class rocks! Thanks to your latest video I have those lovely rolodex cards on their way to me now :) 2Peas: Brickle

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  5. thanks for the chance Jill! You are so inspiring and I LOVE your 2Peas videos :)
    2Peas username: heathergw

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  6. wow those layouts are all amazing.. so much inspiration.. thanks for sharing..

    2peas: Annette A.

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  7. I love the clip video!! margievis

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  8. Now I need that Mister Huey's, that's a pretty cream color and I'm realizing I don't have anything near that shade. Thanks for the chance to win, 2peas username: isadari

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  9. thanks for the info on the rolodex cards, it's always hard to tell from a pic what they will be like. it's nice to get input from someone who's used them!
    ouchpapercut

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  10. I really want to take your class! Great value!

    *pink* at 2 peas

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  11. Sounds like an awesome class! I will have to check it out! Thanks for the chance to win! 2 Peas username: dpiercey (PeaWee)

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  12. Thanks for featuring my page (Just be Amazing)! I don't want to be considered for the prize, because I'm already winning! I bought the class a few days ago and I'm loving every single bit of it!

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  13. Thanks for the giveaway and your great ideas! Sandyginn at 2Peas.

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  14. Great inspiration! :) And thanks for the chance to win! (2Peas name: ScatteredConfetti)

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  15. Great picks. I can't believe you used up a whole bottle of mist! Must be a must-have. :)

    I loved your class. And I can't wait to do some LOs to apply what I've learned. Soon! When I get time to. :)

    LonR

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  16. Thanks for the chance to win! Always inspired by your videos and layouts. username: patowle

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  17. I always love seeing what you Garden Girls are excited about! There's always so much to inspire! Thanks so much for sharing and for the chance to win!
    --meredemaison

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  18. your class sounds amazing! jbhood

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  19. Oh my, I was just hoppin' along and totally did not expect to see one of my layouts as an inspiration! I'm totally honored and surprised! Thank you, Jill! And thanks for the generous giveaway. My 2peas username is listgirl. :)

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  20. I love your picks!!
    2peas: CristinaC

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  21. I'm excited about seeing all the new products come into the store, and thanks for sharing your pics and inspiration with us!
    2peas: soccerwidow

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  22. Love the projects. Thank you for the chance to win. My 2Ps name is: deb.st

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  23. It would be so much fun to win a mini shopping spree at Two Peas!! username: paperpodner

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  24. Would love to win a a gift certificate! Thanks
    jan509@2peas

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  25. Love your pics for the month, lots of variety!

    I'm kiwijesta

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  26. So glad you mentioned the tab cards from FarmHouse paper; they make my heart skip. And I really love seeing your layouts and reading your writing. I'm a fellow lover of words, crafter of sentences, and (former) teacher of English, and I appreciate your use of words in your art. Am hoping to win a spot in your class on one of the other blogs since we've had to whittle our "fun" budget to zero, but a Two Peas GC would also do nicely! Thanks!

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  27. Love the sneak peek of your layout, that pic with your dog is so cute. Thanks for the chance to win some $ :)
    My pea user: garlandandrea

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  28. I love clips too! I have way too many but somehow those yummy star clips from 2peas made it into my last order;) thanks for the chance to win!! 2peas:triciaromo1123

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  29. you totally inspire me to buy and use all sorts of clips.
    Love your choice of layouts
    thanks for a chance

    2peas: iwilling

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  30. I have not seen those Rolodex cards in a long time!! Might need to add that in the cart! And I totally agree about the paper clips - I love them, and so excited to see them come in so many shapes now!

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  31. Woww! Love how you present your favs!!! Thanks for a chance to win. saintshapel @ 2ps.

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  32. Love your inspiration pieces. Thanks for the giveaway and the chance to win. BTW - your class looks great. saraau on 2ps.

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  33. Jill I adore your pages, and loved the clip Scrap Your Stash video. Thanks for the chance to win the 2 Peas gc! 2Peas name LaurenElliott

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  34. Such fun products. Thanks for a chance to win the class.
    Iris Soscia
    isoscia@aol.com

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  35. Thanks for the chance to win!
    2Peas: Aurorwillow

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  36. thanks for the chance to win! my 2peas is wished4child
    -- mo

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  38. I love using paperclipcs on layouts too. My twopeas username is: RockyMel

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  39. I really enjoy your blog and your LO's. Keep up the great work! 2peas: kevshreff

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  40. jill i bet your class is a lot of fun! tbear103

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  41. I love the Clip-marked-Calender :D
    Thank you for sharing and for the Chance to win :)

    Regards Lilith aka. Zitronenfalter

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  42. Always enjoy seeing what you're up to.
    (2Ps name, gleestormont)

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  43. I would love to win a spot in your class. I love your work (and how you narrate your videos). I am needing inspiration to create more meaningful layouts. Thanks so much for the chance to win (pick me - wink wink)!

    2peas username: sassiescrapper

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  44. Hi,
    I'm Crazyhare at 2peas. And I have enjoyed your class. It was worth the money I paid for it.

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  45. Love this clip inspiration! Fun! Thanks for a chance to win! (2Peas name: Michelle*GB)

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  46. Your class looks yummy! :)
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    bikeller @ 2peas

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  47. I am constantly watching your videos and soaking up the ideas!
    pattyscraps

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  48. Love your style!!!! thanks for the chance to win!!
    krabbett

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  49. Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win!
    2 peas: emilyclaire817

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  50. Love all the layers on your pages

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  51. Thanks for the chance to win! peaname ejmuach

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