Monday, September 8, 2014

Weekly Round-Up + A Giveaway

I will be honest: I miss Two Peas in a Bucket. I miss it every day.  Once the site closed, I put off removing the link from my bookmark bar, but eventually, I had to do it. I kept clicking the link out of habit -- a habit that was reinforced multiple times daily over the course of ten-plus years.

Although Two Peas is no more, however, the former Garden Girls have been keeping in touch, and because we hope to keep in touch with YOU as well, each week, we take turns putting together a "round-up" of projects from our blogs.  Here's what we've been working on this week:

Top row, L-R: 

Paper-piecing powerhouse Paige Taylor Evans creates her own kind of alphabetical order, using Shimelle's new American Crafts line. 

Inspired by Marcy Penner's Studio Calico mini-book workshop, Stephanie Bryan shares a gorgeous summer album (trust me on this: you will want to take a closer look at the contents of this beauty of a book). 

Speaking of She Who Inspires, learn how to dig into diamonds and shape them into triangles with Marcy Penner.

When Wilna Furstenberg says, "You Will Fly," you kind of believe it's going to happen. Check out this layout from her new "Art and Design" class. 

Bottom row, L-R: 

In the midst of a cleaning binge, Lisa Dickinson shares a lovely JBS Mercantile layout with a swoon-worthy sentiment. 

Melanie Blackburn shares her first October Afternoon design team layout (Congratulations, Mel!).

Watch newlywed (!!!) Céline Navarro's video tutorial for how to create a fun and vibrant page. 

As for me, I have a new layout up on the October Afternoon blog, featuring my take on a junk-mail challenge.  Join me in converting trash to treasure! 

If there's something you've been working on that you'd love to share, please include a link to your project in the comments below.  In fact, if you decide to share a project created and posted in the month of September, I'll sweeten the deal with a little giveaway.  Just be sure to add your link before Friday at 6 p.m. HST (that's midnight EST), and I'll pick one lucky winner from the mix! 

Have a great week! 


  1. Thanks for the round-up, Jill! I miss Two Peas too... snif snif! I've been using Bloglovin' to keep track of a lot of the former GG's and others that I find inspirational, as well as some manufacturers' blogs. It helps, but it's not nearly as fun as Two Peas used to be. Sad, sad, sad! I don't have a blog, but I will link to my photobucket. I created a layout this weekend that I love, although please excuse the quality of the picture. It was late, and the lighting was dim so as to make my kids not realize I was still Hope the link works.

    1. Ha! What a cute page! I love those photos. :) I miss the days when my Z was a baby. I'd grumble about being up all night, but what I wouldn't give now to be transported back to those days.

  2. I love that you girls are doing the round-up. I miss Two Peas also. I just discovered the site a few months before it closed. I quickly became obsessed with all the videos. I love your work!

  3. Yep, I miss Two Peas EVERY SINGLE DAY!

  4. Thinking of TwoPeas makes me extremely sad and yes, it's still on my bookmark, I can't delete it. I love tha you wonderful ladies are still keeping us up to date. Amazing :)

  5. I've been productive this week and was able to make 2 pages over two evenings, and I'm working on a 3rd one. Here's my latest layout: