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Jamie Sorenson

Member Since November 2007, 6215 forum posts, 398 public projects

Location: Wisconsin

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Weekly Warehouse Walk Video 4.28.2011

Today's featured products: Basic Grey | Tim Holtz/Ranger | My Cute Stamps

A few projects I spied in the gallery using these products:

   

   

 

Share your thoughts about the products from today's video here on my blog for a chance to win one of the products featured! Leave your comment by May 4th at 11:59 pm CST.

We had 86 comments from last week. Congrats to commenter 34, SandyBk - a prize from last week's video will be sent to you shortly!

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Two Peas in CK Magazine

Mrs. Bradley's story continues to unfold as another ad is spotted in Creating Keepsakes magazine!

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Hot Products at Two Peas Video 4.26.2011

Hot Products at Two Peas Video

Today's Featured Products: Jenni Bowlin | Sassafras | Cosmo Cricket | Hero Arts

Check out the other hot deals in our clearance section!

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Two Peas News: 2 Vendor Challenges Added

We've added two more big challenges with chances to win big!  

Get your creative gears going and supplies gathered.  Both the Lawn Fawn and Little Yellow Bicycle challenges begin May 1st:

Lawn Fawn Vendor Project Challenge

Little Yellow Bicycle Vendor Project Challenge

And a reminder, there is still time to enter the Jillibean Soup and Maya Road challenges. :)

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A Two Peas Moment: We Know How to Party

We celebrated the birthdays of two very special people here last week:

 

Jamie, our warehouse manager, and Jeffrey, one of the "Peas" in "Two Peas."

Their birthdays do not fall on the same day, however, they are close in dates.  We try not to combine them (like I'm doing in this post!) and so we had two separate lunch parties.  

For Jamie's birthday, picnic-type foods were on the menu, and Kristina made sure to give her a colorful atmosphere complete with pom poms strung from the ceiling and a pattern-filled tablecloth.  Tiered trays were home to treats and sandwiches.

Jeff's lunch, in contrast, was without the frills, but equally as celebratory.  He opened cards and we laughed over the funny sentiments while eating the potluck-style foods we brought in.

   

   

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National Scrapbook Day at Two Peas

National Scrapbook Day at Two Peas in a Bucket

National Scrapbook Day is Saturday, May 7th and we're celebrating with an all-weekend crop beginning on Friday!  Here is what our "virtual crop" will entail Friday, Saturday & Sunday:

* Creative challenges going up all weekend from the Garden Girls as well as the Digi Designers and Creative Team members!  You'll have a week to work on the challenges.  If you miss a day, just play along when you have a chance later that week!

* Scheduled chats with the Garden Girls, Digi Designers & Creative Team members.  Here is the schedule:

 

Friday, May 6th:

Nichol Magouirk   Dianne Rigdon   Laura O'Donnell   Jen Martakis

Chat with Garden Girl Nichol Magouirk at 1pm CST

Chat with Digital Designer Dianne Rigdon and Laura O'Donnell at 5 pm CST

Chat with Garden Girl Jen Martakis at 7pm CST

Saturday, May 7th *NSD*

   

Chat with Garden Girl Laura Craigie at 12 pm CST

Chat with Garden Girl Shannon Tidwell  at 8 pm CST

Sunday, May 8th

         

Chat with Garden Girl Shimelle Laine at 2pm CST

Chat with Digital Designer Rebecca Bonneville and Creative Team member Aussiekat 8 pm CST

* New! Project Hop - similar to a blog hop, but with projects right here at Two Peas.  We'll begin with a project and video from our founder, Kristina, and follow the links, or "hop," from project to project.  You'll see projects from the same fab group - GG's, Digi Designers and CT Members.  Follow through the hop by leaving a comment for your chance to win goodies from Two Peas and our designers!  

* An abundance of prizes and giveaways when you join in on the chats, challenges and project hop!  And why yes, you'll earn a badge too. ;)

***Find everything on the National Scrapbook Day message board (coming soon!).  

Question about how an online crop works? 

Participating in an online crop is simple and fun!  You can take part in all or some of the activities - it's up to you.  No registration is required; just jump right in!

Our chat hostesses will be chatting for one hour at their schedule time (TBA soon!).  These chats are about anything and everything.  You'll see the title of a thread will say something like "6 pm chat w/ Garden Girl ____ here!"  Click on the thread to view the chat, click 'post reply' when you want to chime in, and keep clicking that refresh button to see the latest response as the Peas are a chatty bunch!

 Each hostess will also be sharing challenges to jumpstart your scrapbooking that you can work on throughout the week.  When you create a project for a challenge, you can share it in our member gallery by clicking 'Upload New Project.'  By submitting to a challenge you will be entered in a drawing where a winner will be sent a prize pack from Two Peas.  These challenges will be posted that Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  The link to each challenge will be given in the opening of their chat thread.

Hope to see you there, Peas!

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Weekly Warehouse Walk 4.21.2011

Today's Featured Products: Webster's Pages | Hambly | Studio 490

A few projects I spied in the gallery using these products:

   

   

 

Share your thoughts about the products from today's video here on my blog for a chance to win one of the products featured! Leave your comment by April 27th at 11:59 pm CST.

We had 91 comments from last week. Congrats to commenter 13, Michelle K - a prize from last week's video will be sent to you shortly!

  

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Connecting with Creativity

***Edited to add: Our event has begun!  See it here!

Connecting with Creativity

Our next series, Connecting with Creativity, is one I am particularly excited about as it is especially meaningful for me.  The concept behind this series began with a plan to bring you gift and card ideas for Mother's Day, and then grew from there into something we feel is much deeper.  

We're bringing you a series that illustrates how the act of crafting can be a powerful connector in relationships as creative hobbies are shared among family members and friends, as well as the idea that papercrafting is a tool for celebrating and documenting those relationships.  

Over a period of five weeks, we'll bring you projects that explore the themes of giving, documenting, collaborating, creating and remembering, with a new batch of projects being released every Monday.  Watch for special blog posts, videos, challenges and discussions and join in on the fun!  A hint of what you'll see?  Handmade gifts, mini albums, layouts, tea parties, cards and more!

It was in an end-of-the-year meeting when we were discussing the fact that working with one's hands is something that has been enjoyed by people for generations and generations when the concept for this series was born.  Kristina was in the meeting, and her mother, Sandi, who was taking notes for us.  I glanced from Sandi and Kristina and thought about how Kristina has shared she grew up in an environment that encouraged a lot of creativity, and how she invites her girls to create their own works of art as well.  I thought about the layout Kristina had made of her own grandmother teaching her daughter how to knit.

I then thought about my own grandmother and how she kept a very organized library of photos...photos that were home to her cursive notes on the back telling the story.  I thought about my other grandmother and the story she told of my grandfather's career in a framed embroidery piece.  I thought about my mom and the first scrapbooking party we attended together.  I thought about the shopping trips we made for supplies, the hours we spent together creating, and the stories we were telling together.  I thought about how this hobby has brought so many rich friendships and experiences to my life.

I thought about you.  I thought about how this hobby and the Two Peas site has connected you and sparked friendships between Peas, despite the distance of oceans and continents and the gaps of different languages and cultures.  I thought about the way you inspire one another to try a new technique, check out a favorite blog, try a recipe, read a certain book, experiment with a tool - the list goes on.

This series is about giving to the women who mean so much to us.

It's about documenting those special relationships in our lives now.

It's about how we can collaborate and create with loved ones and enjoy the results together.

It's about remembering and reflecting on those relationships, lessons, legacies, and memories.

This series is not just about mothers, grandmothers and daughters.  It's not just for people who have grown up in a creative environment or have creative friends.  While there will be projects that are geared for these kinds of relationships; all can be adapted with alternative suggestions for what works for you.  It's for anyone who wants to connect with others, tell their story and make something beautiful, recognizing the powerful potential in papercrafting.

I hope you'll join us May 2nd in the Events section of Classes & Events for what is sure to be a very special community event!

(My mom and I - 2004)

Have a question?  I'd love to answer!  Just leave a comment below.

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Hot Products at Two Peas Video 4.19.2011

Hot Products at Two Peas Video

Did you see that Two Peas is moving?  We've got to clear product out of our warehouse to make the transition easier and are doing that with a sale here!  Today Kitty gives you just a glimpse of the many items on clearance.

Today's Featured Products: Dear Lizzy Fabric Papers | Basic Grey Basics | Tattered Angels 

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Inspired by the Peas: Easter

Easter is just around the corner and I am so enjoying the candy-colored gallery filled with projects from you - our members!  

Take a look at all the Easter eye candy...

   

Love these baskets!  They make me a bit jealous of the little ones in my family who will be getting a basket of goodies. ;)

And that pop of color against the black ATC tray - such great contrast!

This layout has so many fun elements.  It's one of those you just have to explore for a bit to take in all the details.  (And pssst...I think that pink doily paper is on sale right now.)  :)

   

Jen Gallacher's layout "He is Risen" reminds me that when I set out to create something, I should follow my heart and not just the vision I have for a project in my head.  She had a plan for other product, but the story she wanted to tell led her to use other items.  It inspires me to go with the flow!

Love the columns of color with the texture and embellishments added in this layout "Egg Hunt."

   

Papercrafted eggs are much more fun to decorate than the real thing - and less smelly!

      

And any excuse to put a cute bunny on something... why not!?

   

We also have an Easter theme in the Garden Girls' Design Team gallery this month.  Be on the look-out for more from them in the coming weeks!  What Easter projects are inspiring you lately, or what are you making? I'd love to see.

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Weekly Warehouse Walk Video 4.14.2011

Weekly Warehouse Walk

***Warning: This video contains some squealing.  Jamie got me back for the rat prank with an air horn today.  

I should have known! Teeehee!

Today's featured products: Creative Layers Stamps from Ranger | Fancy Pants

Some projects I spotted in the member gallery using these products:

  

   

 

Share your thoughts about the products from today's video here on my blog for a chance to win one of the products featured! Leave your comment by April 20th at 11:59 pm CST.

We had 101 comments from last week. Congrats to commenter #15, indyboy - a prize from last week's video will be sent to you shortly!

   

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A Two Peas Moment: the rat prank

Lainie and I devise a plan to prank our warehouse manager, Jamie Bradley, and catch the moment right after she discovers a fake rat.  We're so ornery! :)

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Hot Products at Two Peas Video 4.12.2011

Today's Featured Products: October Afternoon 5 & Dime | Echo Park Summer Days

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A Two Peas Moment: Meeting with Erica

A Two Peas Moment

We are so lucky to have Erica Hernandez on the Two Peas team as our Digital Product Manager.  We were even more lucky last week when she flew into town and met with us so that we could talk about all kinds of exciting digi things in person.  

Meeting with Erica

Erica is someone whose creative work I've admired for a long time and her history with Two Peas as a member for almost nine years, a Garden Girl and Digital Designer is one I respect.  She is an important part of this community and works diligently every day to bring you the best digi experience! There are many cool things in the works - be on the look-out for news + updates!

p.s. If you are interested in Two Peas digital challenges, products, and general inspiration - Erica's blog is one you do not want to miss!

And just for fun, we have a small series brought to you by Matt, the new guy around here.  Matt has begun working for Jeff as an assistant and when he has a few spare moments, he's giving you a fun perspective on things here at Two Peas behind-the-scenes. :)  We tease him, but it's only because he fits right in.

Hope you're having a good start to your week, Peas!

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Inspired by the Peas: Twine

Inspired by the Peas

Did you see that Two Peas now has Divine Twine in the store?  We are super excited about carrying this; you get over 200 yards per spool!  Pea1 did the math and found each yard comes out to be about $ .06 each.  The use of twine has always stood out to me as something I'd like to try - now that we have these spools in the store I may just need to stock up!  

Check out these amazing projects from the Peas using twine:

Sending Sunshine   

   

   

   

So, if you are a twine fan, link me up!  I'd love to see your projects.

p.s. Speaking of being inspired by the Peas....have you been following our 30 Days of Stamping & Cardmaking?

Have a great weekend, friends!

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Weekly Warehouse Walk Video 4.7.2011

Weekly Warehouse Walk Video

This week's featured products: Glitz | Lily Bee | Hampton Arts

A few projects I spied in the gallery using these products:

   

   

   

 

Share your thoughts about the products from today's video here on my blog for a chance to win one of the products featured! Leave your comment by April 13th.

We had 96 comments from last week. Congrats to commenter #41, scrapncat - a prize from last week's video will be sent to you shortly!

 

 

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Two New Vendor Challenges Added

We're adding more opportunities for you to jumpstart your creativity!  Thanks to Jillibean Soup and Maya Road, you have the chance of winning a very generous prize pack when you participate.  Click the thumbnails below for details!

Jillibean Soup Project Challenge   Maya Road Project Challenge

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A Two Peas Moment: Donuts & Hats

A Two Peas Moment

If you follow us on Twitter, you might have seen us recently tweet that we've been eating a lot of donuts around here lately after a new Krispy Kremes moved in just a few blocks away.  Dangerous, we know!  Jeff thoughtfully brought us donuts and 1950's paper diner hats.  Because it would be uncharacteristic of us at Two Peas to see 1950's paper diner hats and resist getting them and wearing them immediately thereafter.  

Yes, we're silly like that.

A Two Peas Moment: Donuts

Tonya and Kitty

And it would be uncharacteristic of us at Two Peas to not harass the new guy, Matt, and insist that he wear one too.  :)

Do you see the way Jamie is snickering? LOL!

p.s. There will be no Hot Products Video today due to the high volume of products coming in and orders going out.  Thanks for understanding!

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Studio Calico Project Challenge Winners

Thanks so much to those who entered the Studio Calico project challenge; it was so fun to see how each of you incorporated Mister Huey mists in your projects!  Thanks also to our friends at Studio Calico for once again involving themselves in our community and sponsoring.  Here are the five winners of a prize pack from SC:

Kilismom- Stolen Moments

Sillypea: Smile

Gsy - Dreaming of Europe

Mandielou: Storytime

Mandiemk: Down on the Farm

 

Congratulations!  A prize pack will be sent to each of you shortly.  Please ensure the address in your Two Peas account is up-to-date by visiting the "my: account" section of the site.

Interested in entering a vendor challenge?  Check out the Jillibean Soup challenge we have running!

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My Mind's Eye Project Challenge Winners

Thanks so much to all who entered our My Mind's Eye project challenge; your submissions were all wonderful and we wish we could send a prize to each one of you!  And thanks to My Mind's Eye for sponsoring such generous and beautiful prize packs!

Without further ado, here are the 2 prize winners of  a prize pack including 2 full themes of Stella and Rose:

Kathryn Gordon: About a Boy

Reija: My Girl

And the winner of a full set of the Good Day Sunshine collection:

Laura Evangeline: Thinking of You

Congratulations!  A prize pack will be sent to each of you shortly.  Please ensure the address in your Two Peas account is up-to-date by visiting the "my: account" section of the site.

Interested in entering a vendor challenge?  Check out the Jillibean Soup challenge we have running!

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Extending challenges

Hi Peas!  We're so glad to hear you are enjoying the changes to the website and the expansion of our store and community.  Thanks for your patience with us as we've worked out some kinks after the launch.

There was a small window of time that prevented members from uploading to the challenges last night when we launched.  The submissions already made to these challenges are currently not displaying, but don't worry - we have not lost them and will be re-attaching them to the challenges as soon as possible!

We've extended the Studio Calico and My Mind's Eye challenges, as well as our weekly Garden challenge, through this Sunday evening at 11:59 PM CST.  Thanks for sharing your work in the gallery with us!

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