Which Garden Girl are you?

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Posted 1/30/2013 by Christina Collins in General Scrappin'

Christina Collins

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Posted: 1/30/2013 9:52:28 AM
While everyone has their own personal style, each scrapper's style is inspired or similar to someone elses. The Garden Girl's play a huge role in our inspiration.

So which current or past garden girl would you say your style reflects?

Mine varies, but I would say for the most part I'd probably be a mixture of Shannon Tidwell and Nichole Magourick (though not nearly as talented as either)!


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Posted: 1/30/2013 10:33:30 AM
Hmmm...good question! They are all amazing, but I think my style falls somewhere between Melissa and Shimelle's...

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Posted: 1/30/2013 11:02:18 AM
I have Lynn Ghary bookmarked, so I would have to say her. There is a past Garden Girl who goes by vistagirl (I think she's from Vista, CA) who I had also bookmarked, and I lift her a lot, still, but that maybe because Vista is not that far from here so she does a lot of the same things I do.


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Posted: 1/30/2013 11:06:56 AM
None. I looked at them All and they don't resonate with me. Is there a cheap scrapper who doesn't have endless supplies or options.
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Posted: 1/30/2013 11:20:29 AM
Hmmmm that's a great question! I would say I am definitely more of a Shimelle-style scrapper. I find that a lot of my layouts have similar elements to hers (color blocking, embellishments, rule of 3, etc). I love them all though I just don't have time to do all of the fancy stitching, painting, art-journal type scrapping that some of the other GG do.


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Posted: 1/30/2013 11:27:48 AM
Jen G, Nancy D, Lynn G. I still like for my photos to overtake the page, for the most part.

Here is a question...I guess I am a little uninformed...

is there a name for the prevailing style that has the one small photo and then all the embellishing, artsy, ephemera type clustery effect thing?

I see that it is a strong trend, and just wondered if it has been defined with a name?

It might be fun to try, but I'm not sure if I get the rhythm of it...


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Posted: 1/30/2013 11:30:51 AM
I hadn't really been checking the GG for a long time, but recently discovered Wilna and fell in love. I'm a stalker for her stuff now and a can't seem to get enough of her lovely, softly whimsical style!


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Posted: 1/30/2013 11:38:13 AM
Darn . . . I was hoping there would be a quiz to take.

I have no idea. I'm all over the board.


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Posted: 1/30/2013 2:55:12 PM
When I joined Two Peas I LOVED watching Nichol Magouirk's video's and loved her layouts. I now follow her blog and really do enjoy a lot of what she does but then there's still times when something isn't my style at all. Nichol is where I learned what a Silhouette Cameo was and that changed my life. I don't understand how I did anything before without this amazing machine.

I recently realized that I LOVE Lisa Truesdell's style and have her bookmarked and took her mini album class and LOVED it! I was so upset when she left the garden girl team but still follow her blog and love seeing all her ideas << definitely my favorite

I love a lot of Wilna's work too, I have her bookmarked as well and follow her blog. I never realized how much more I love a layout when I keep a more muted background and use all the other patterned papers and pops of color in scraps and embellishing. She has inspired me greatly!

Then there's Amy Tan who I have recently been getting into. I love a lot of her simple pop's of color layouts. I know I sound like I'm contradicting myself here but I do love those bold layouts once in awhile.

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Posted: 1/30/2013 3:12:34 PM
Good question! When I scrapbook I almost always either full on scraplift or borrow specific elements of layouts and I find myself going to Shimelle, Corrie, Marcy, and Wilna's pages.

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Posted: 1/30/2013 3:22:41 PM
Not that i am as talented as these ladies, but Shimelle, Jennifer, and Nancy are the most influential in my scrapping. Recently, i am learning a great deal from Marcy and Melissa. Some of my greatest creative ventures have come directly from Shannon. It takes me forever to replicate her ideas but they always end up framed.


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Posted: 1/30/2013 3:23:24 PM
Somewhere between Shimelle and Liz Kartchner. I like Shimelle's layouts, but I wouldn't always choose the same colors -- I love Lizzy colors so much though. Super saturated colors a la Maggie Holmes don't do it for me -- I'm very picky about color.

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Posted: 1/30/2013 3:47:13 PM
I love looking at all of the GG projects! But for me I would say my style has evolved to resemble Marcy's style. I have been a huge fan of Marcy's for awhile and I am in awe of Anna-Maria's work, she is amazing! And I really love Lisa Truedell's pages many amazing details! I have to add I am also a huge Janna Werner fan!

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Posted: 1/30/2013 3:56:19 PM
I have no idea because I don't look. I upload some LO's recently just for the purpose of showing someone how to use 4 x 6's in mixed orientation. Have a look and you tell me.

None. I looked at them All and they don't resonate with me. Is there a cheap scrapper who doesn't have endless supplies or options.

I might fit this. I have quite a few supplies but not the roomful so many people seem to have. I don't even have a room, I have a very tight and crowded corner. There are very few times I've ever paid more than 40% off for something or full retail (and full retail wouldn't be on a pricey item either).


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Posted: 1/30/2013 4:06:45 PM
Cute question!

I'd have to say, for years I've always loved Kristina Nicolai-White's scrapbook layouts. They still grab me & are probably the most like my own style.

The layout she did in her video last week, with the rainbow of hearts, really hit me as so awesome!


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Posted: 1/30/2013 4:19:02 PM
I used to say Shimelle because her process was a lot like mine. Last year I got a bit overwhelmed in the decision making so I kind Of change my style a kept myself inside the paper collections. Oh Ivonne got me into Susie Plantamura's Blog and I love her style,. Although she is not a garden girl. she kind a made me notice and like more bright colors so I'm very drawn right now to Nancy Damiano and Shannon Tidwell. I also really want peek into Marcy Penners brain so much!
Her stuff just hypnotizes me. I can't stop looking at it, therefore I think it is really influencing my style.

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Posted: 1/30/2013 5:59:25 PM
My first pick would defiantly be Shannon Tidwell! I'm in love with her style & I love watching her videos she doesn't sound scripted like some & is fun to watch! Elizabeth kartchner is my second favorite if not my first along side Shannon! Also love Amy heller, Shimelle, Amy Tan, Lilith Eeckels & Kristina White! I love the trendy girlie eclectic style of them all!



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Posted: 1/30/2013 6:32:32 PM
Shimelle. I have picked up so much from her style that has really changed how I scrap. I like my layouts so much more from the past year or so since I've been following her.

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Posted: 1/30/2013 8:35:11 PM
I *wish* I was Wilna. Who wouldn't want to be really??


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Posted: 1/30/2013 9:07:13 PM
Right now I'm loving Wilna and I've always loved Jill Sprott.


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Posted: 1/30/2013 9:48:59 PM
Shimelle, Nancy and Jennifer. Love all three of their styles and mine has elements of each of theirs in it.

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Posted: 1/30/2013 10:00:58 PM
Nancy, Lynn, Laura Craigie, Shannon & Lisa.
I'm surely not any of them but I always check those 5 galleries for inspiration & love their work.



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Posted: 1/30/2013 10:03:39 PM
I would say Lexi or Lisa T. What a fun question!

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Posted: 1/30/2013 10:27:17 PM
I would have to say none of them really. Every once in a while I see an idea and use parts of it, but ultimately my layouts end up being just mine and they are usually pretty simple. Just can't change and I guess that is not all bad.



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Posted: 1/31/2013 12:34:25 AM
I would deffinately say Shimelle. But it's not that I copy her, more that I was looking around the net and couldn't find any scrappers that scrapped in a similar way to me. Then I found Shimelle and was so excited

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Posted: 1/31/2013 2:25:20 AM
My favorite right now is Lisa Dickinson, but I really love each of the Garden Girl !


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Posted: 1/31/2013 4:42:18 AM
I would say none. I enjoy watching the videos. I like Shannon Tidwell's artsy touches, and Nancy D.'s work always catches my eye.

I am too simple to be close to any of them. Also, 99.9% of the time I only have 4 x 6 prints. I also love to make a mess with paint and ink.

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Posted: 1/31/2013 7:18:44 AM
Awww! You gals are so sweet.

I wish I could morph all these things into myself as a designer. That would be lovely:

I want to bling things up like Shannon.
I want to create art like Wilna.
I want to confidently create like Shimelle.
I want to journal like Jill.
I want to tell my own story like Amy Tan.
I want to layer like Amy Heller.
I want dreamy photos like Corrie.
I want soft, feminine details like Liz.
I want to capture real life like Marcy.
I want to be a mist maven like Janna.
I want whimsical cards like Julie.
I want to play with paper and embellishments confidently like Kristina.
I want to create shapes like Paige.
I want clean design like Nancy.
I want perfectly placed everything like Lynn.
I want to be organized like Melissa.
I want bold designs like Lisa.
I want to be a die cutting queen like Lexi.
I want to recreate every one of Laura's one pagers.

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Posted: 1/31/2013 7:28:04 AM
I really, really like Lynn, Jen's, Laura's and Nancy's projects. I like the more linear, cleaner pages. They are the ones that inspire me the most. But, I do enjoy and appreciate the styles of all of the GG's.


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Posted: 1/31/2013 8:16:39 AM
Cool question
Jens answer was perfect.

If I had to pick my european idols - I would love to scrap like Ania-Maria and Janna.

So happy that they all are unique and that most have someone to identify with.

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Posted: 1/31/2013 8:53:29 AM
It's been years since I paid any attention to what the Garden Girls were doing.

So I just checked them out and would say that I most like the styles of Lisa D. & Nancy D.


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Posted: 1/31/2013 9:32:24 AM
I've enjoyed this thread and intend to check out more of the GG's work. I do have to say one thing, though, is I have noticed a couple designers and contributors to 2Peas the gallery that are designers from other places have done something to their layouts that make them difficult to see the lovely touches!

I believe it's over-exposing them would be the term, I guess. I guess it's a preference and while lovely, doesn't allow to see detail! It's like the over-exposed faces where all you see are bright eyes, but no nose


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Posted: 1/31/2013 9:56:51 AM
Corrie has influenced my style quite a bit because we are friends IRL and she made me try ink splattering and a couple other things outside my comfort zone a while ago. She also told me about Shimelle's blog because she thought my style was similar to Shimelle's. But, I love looking at all the Garden Girls' videos and projects - even if their style is not my speed, I can appreciate the talent and design . I don't generally scraplift but I do find that my style has evolved much faster since I started looking at galleries and blogs


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Posted: 1/31/2013 10:17:16 PM
Here's what I have to say:

I want to be a cross between Marcy Penner, Shimelle Lain, Amy Tan and Elizabeth Kratchner.

Explanation--I want to Layer and be confident with white space like Marcy, I want to be confident and journal like shimelle, I want to be bold and personal like Amy, and I want to take wonderful photos, use softer colors and die cut like Lizzy.

I think they are all amazing!!!

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Posted: 1/31/2013 10:26:18 PM
Oh Yeah, I want to ink, spray, paint and tape like Jill. I had never paid much attention to Jill until this year and I love her stuff.

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Posted: 1/31/2013 10:42:03 PM
Hmmm... who was a Garden Girl in 2003? That's probably who I am most like....

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