|Posted: 4/5/2013 9:35:27 PM|Long time lurker here...I wanted to take a moment and post because I feel like our garden girls have been taking a bit of a beating here lately! In the last week or two I've seen posts critiquing their product choices, color palettes, scrapping styles, and how they edit their videos! Jeez-o-peas!
I just wanted to throw some good karma out into the scrappy world by saying that I love that I can come here and get lots of inspiration when I am in a scrappy funk. I can't imagine that it is easy to put your work up for public scrutiny. (I've never even shared a single layout ) But I hope you all know that there are lots of us who love to see the work you create and find the layouts you share as a great source of inspiration! Thanks so much!
Loc: CT, USA
|Posted: 4/5/2013 9:40:29 PM|We need a like button.
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|Posted: 4/5/2013 9:58:53 PM|I so agree with you!!! They all do an awesome job and I have learned alot from them. I may not care for some of their styles but I still repect the time and effort they put into the LO. And I will add that I watch every single video that is posted!!! Thank You Garden Girls!!!
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|Posted: 4/5/2013 10:10:08 PM|
I agree completely! There's always something to be learned from a video even if the scrapping style is not my own personal style...color choice, pattern mixing, simple mechanics of scrapping...
I am grateful for the time and effort of all the GGs. Thanks so much!
(Thanks for starting the thread, OP.)
Loc: New Zealand
|Posted: 4/5/2013 10:30:27 PM|great post
Ancient Ancestor of Pea
|Posted: 4/5/2013 10:50:10 PM|
I agree! Thank you GGs for the awesome vids! I swear I learn something new in each one I watch and I've been scrapping a long time.
Loc: southern manitoba canada
|Posted: 4/5/2013 10:55:49 PM|Oh my goodness ladies.... this means so much!
I know all of us try really hard to inspire you. Even though it may not be your favorite style or video or collection of products... it's nice to know our effort is appreciated.
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|Posted: 4/5/2013 11:22:01 PM|
Ditto to all the above! Love the Garden Girls!
|Posted: 4/6/2013 1:19:45 AM|I totally agree with you. Love GGs
50 Peas in a pod.
|Posted: 4/6/2013 1:42:38 AM|
I totally agree also. Love the videos and inspiration.
Now that I'm here, I have nothing clever to say!
Loc: In the land of the Giant Trees
|Posted: 4/6/2013 2:05:27 AM|
A big thanks to all the garden girls, love the inspiration! I enjoy all the videos also. I may not scrap PL, but I don't miss the videos! I don't always get out the paints and mists, but I love to see what they create in the videos, and a video almost everyday for all the peas to enjoy.
All the GG'S s past and present, are very talented.
Thanks twopeas for all the inspiration you let the GG's bring us daily!
"This is the beginning of a new day. You have been given this day to use as you will. You can waste it or use it for good. What you do today is important because you are exchanging a day of your life for it. When tomorrow comes, this day will be gone forever; in it's place is something that you have left behind . . . let it be something good." author unknown
Loc: Bahia, Brazil
|Posted: 4/6/2013 2:36:29 AM|
I also agree with all of the above! Look forward to watching the videos even though they might not happen to be my style, color choice, etc. - there is always something for me to learn in the videos. Thanks Garden Girls for the time and effort and enthusiasm (I could go on...) put into the videos you make.
Loc: west coast
|Posted: 4/6/2013 5:31:09 AM|
I think they're an incredibly talented group of girls and enjoy seeing their work every week.
Loc: New England
|Posted: 4/6/2013 6:39:41 AM|
I too enjoy all the GG videos. I usually check in daily just to see what the new layout is. If I like it - I watch the video right away. If it's not my style, etc., I save it for a rainy day. I've probably watched 75% of the videos out there. If I like the products I always try and purchase under their name. Thank you GGs for your hard work.
|Posted: 4/6/2013 6:49:30 AM|I just started watching the videos by the GG and I can't stop watching! You all do such a great job and I have learned so many things that I can't wait to try on my own pages now! Keep up the great work!!
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Loc: North Carolina
|Posted: 4/6/2013 7:38:04 AM|I also agree with all that has been said in the above posts. I love to come to 2Peas and I watch all of the videos! I am thankful for every one of these Garden Girls who are so generous with their time and creativity.
Loc: scenic New Hampshire
|Posted: 4/6/2013 8:10:48 AM|Chiming in on the love-a-thon! Thank you, Garden Girls!
|Posted: 4/6/2013 8:10:57 AM|Thank you Garden Girls for sharing your talents!
Shannon--thank you for showing me how to make every project fun, ornate & bright.
Jennifer G--thanks for showing me how to stamp and introducing me to photo corners.
Nancy--thank you for showing me how to add layers and taking the time to explain why you add all your details.
Lexi--mad love for your PL style with all your boys
Amy T--I love your products!
Lynn G--thank you for putting together so many cool boy layouts
Corrie--love your use of colors. I have lifted so many of your projects
Lillith--thank you for reminding me to use pink with my boys
Julie--every month I make at least three cards--because of your trio series
Elizabeth K--I love, love, love your products
Paige--thank you for showing me how to use buttons in such an imaginative way
Jill--I love how you use color!
Melissa--thank you for showing me how to scrap the everyday in such cool and beautiful ways. And also for being a Star Wars fan
Wilna--your work is so beautiful! I started using watercolors on my projects because of you
Marcy--love your products and PL
Kristina--because of you there are now mood boards in my office
justlulu--thank you for showing me how to use visual triangles. I had your video playing multiple times when i scrapped last night
Shimelle--you are an amazing teacher. I love everything you do!
Loc: Ste. Therese, Quebec, Canada
|Posted: 4/6/2013 8:25:26 AM|I totally agree ! thanks for starting the thread!
|Moira from Ste. Therese, Quebec, Canada
|Posted: 4/6/2013 9:04:32 AM|Thank you ladies!! You don't know how much this means!!!
Loc: Elmhurst Illinois
|Posted: 4/6/2013 9:06:34 AM|Senoritascrapper did an amazing job of thanking individual garden girls. What she said.
I do realize everyone is entitled to their opinion but my feeling is that if it's FREE, say something encouraging or don't say anything at all. Yes there are videos I don't like but its FREE! So I will just move on to something I do like and I certainly won't mention my dislike here on the board. I really don't understand the need to criticize FREE, well thought out and lengthy videos. Plus, the human beings that created the videos read these posts. Human beings get hurt feelings. I know I certainly would not want to read constant "the gallery has nothing inspirational, everything everyone makes looks the same, the videos just use the same products" comments every darn week.
Great job garden girls !
Will I ever get to Buckethead?!
Loc: Beautiful British Columbia
|Posted: 4/6/2013 9:55:25 AM|I couldn't agree more!! I could never understand the people who complain about the videos when they are free! If you had paid your hard earned money on one and were disappointed, that's a different story, but to complain about the style of editing, process vs. non, voice over, etc on something you received for free just seems ungrateful to me.
I may not get something out of every video I watch and I do have my favourites, but I appreciate the time and effort that went into each and every video. And if I don't learn anything from a particular video, at the very least it will usually inspire me to go make something of my own.
Thank you 2P's and GG for all you do.
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Loc: Ontario, Canada
|Posted: 4/6/2013 9:56:52 AM|Many of my favourite scrappers are Garden Girls!
Is this an instrument of torture or communication?
Loc: Long Island
|Posted: 4/6/2013 10:06:55 AM|Yay for the Garden Girls! I am inspired on a daily basis by you all!
EVERY SINGLE ONE OF YOU!
Will I ever get to Buckethead?!
|Posted: 4/6/2013 11:04:22 AM|
I love all their videos, the monthly hops and the monthly inspiration layouts. Believe me I wouldn't buy as much is they didn't inspire me so much. I find something inspiring in all of them even if it's not my favorite products or subject. So, no complaints here.
Pea with a Pen
Loc: Southern California
|Posted: 4/6/2013 11:07:55 AM|
I do enjoy all the effort you put into your layouts and videos. I don't have the ability to own the product you have access to, but I can't complain about that or the videos. I have never even tried to make a video!
Mary Jo R
|Posted: 4/6/2013 11:35:46 AM|Well I just pinned, bookmarked and commented on a few of the April layouts by the GG's. Lots of great inspiration this month!
Loc: New Braunfels, TX
|Posted: 4/6/2013 11:36:25 AM|Awe, I love my GG videos. Each and every one .
|Posted: 4/6/2013 1:48:57 PM|
My thanks to you as well. You have given me such joy and inspiration watching your videos. I am grateful to you for the effort you put into doing this.
|Posted: 4/6/2013 1:57:30 PM|
this was so refreshing to read. thank you!
|Posted: 4/6/2013 4:44:36 PM|Thanks to each of you for taking the time to tell us what you love. I feel VERY blessed to be a part of this group and 2Peas. And your kind and encouraging words mean so, so much.
|Posted: 4/6/2013 4:57:16 PM|
I'm another big fan of the Garden Girls! This site brings me such peace and comfort just about every day in one way or another. It's my "go to" place to destress and enjoy everyone's creativity. Love the ideas the GG's share and I'm very thankful for each of you.
|Posted: 4/6/2013 5:01:58 PM|
I agree too! I'm behind on my video watching because it's been a busy year but I really have enjoyed the ones I've seem from new garden girls and girls from past years who are still here. They all rock!
|Posted: 4/6/2013 5:12:41 PM|Totally agree to everything and I love every Garden Girl and probably wouldn't get much scrapping done if it weren't for them!
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|Posted: 4/6/2013 5:22:37 PM|Thank you so much for all of the love on this thread. Pea love is the best.
Ancient Ancestor of Pea
|Posted: 4/6/2013 5:38:17 PM|I'm too ill today to go through and post even just a few of the MANY things I've learned from you, Garden Girls.
I can only imagine how stung some of you must feel at the "critiques" about EVERY.LITTLE.THING in recent weeks. I'm essentially confined to bed due to a sick heart, but I want each one of you to know that the beauty you create puts a smile on my face. Every morning I wake up and look forward to watching a new scrappy project video on my laptop.
Your willingness to share your knowledge and creativity touches me on a daily basis and is one of the many things I am thankful for in my life!
|Posted: 4/6/2013 5:49:21 PM|
The GG videos are like a little treat to look forward to everyday. The ideas and layouts get better and better and continually amaze and inspire me. Thanks for all your hard work ladies!
Loc: Charlottesville, VA
|Posted: 4/6/2013 9:08:44 PM|
I second what senoritascrapper said - well put!
thanks to EACH of you. appreciated is an understatement. what's not to LOVE?!??
Loc: Rochester, NY
|Posted: 4/6/2013 9:25:16 PM|
Wonderful post! I've been a big fan of the GGs for a very long time! Thanks for all the amazing inspiration!
|Posted: 4/6/2013 9:58:56 PM|I watch all of the GG videos and I am inspired by every single one. Thank you GG for the time and energy that you put into your videos!
Loc: Belle Plaine, MN
|Posted: 4/6/2013 11:05:16 PM|
I love the garden girls, two peas, and the videos! I watch all of them. I have learned so much from all of you! Thank you!
|Posted: 4/6/2013 11:07:10 PM|
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|Posted: 4/7/2013 2:19:54 AM|Love the GG and two peas! I also hope all the ladies know when feedback is given its done with love!
|STAMPIN' UP demonstrator! Peamail me!
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|Posted: 4/7/2013 5:38:36 AM|senoritascrapper said it so well, as many others have already said, love all the effort that goes into making us peas videos, they are so inspiring and loved, all your layouts that are put out for us to scraplift and learn from, and thanks for 2peas for having the best scrappy site there is...
i visit 2peas every single day, sometimes several times a day
and i love it all!
thanks again, and OP, great idea to tell GG and 2peas we love them, too many harsh words in recent weeks
|Posted: 4/7/2013 8:51:35 AM|The Garden Girls have been a tremendous inspiration to me since I discovered the Peas many years ago. Even those with a very different style than mine can teach me something. I appreciate the diversity of styles and subjects that they cover. I also really enjoy those GGs who chat on the boards with us. Thanks to all!
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|Posted: 4/7/2013 10:09:25 AM|I have nothing but good things and a giant THANK YOU to say about/to the Garden Girls. I love watching all the videos, from the ones that are close to my style to the ones that are very different - I actually really like seeing layouts that are very different from my style, because it pushes me creatively and inspires me to try new things. I have never watched a video and NOT learned something, and I usually learn a ton! I love getting the little tips and techniques to better my scrapping or make it more efficient.
I've looked into making videos myself, and it is not as easy as it may seem. I appreciate all the hard work the GGs put in to continually inspire us, and I know there are tons of Peas that feel the same way. THANK YOU, ladies!
|Posted: 4/7/2013 10:10:58 AM|
I agree I watch all the gg videos, because I pick up little bits and pieces of hints and tips from all of them.