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Jamie Sorenson

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

Location: Wisconsin

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A note about today's video

Hi Peas!  Just a quick head's up that Kitty's Weekly Warehouse Walk video will be posted tomorrow.  We have a smaller group here at the office/warehouse and she is very much needed to get all of our orders out!  See you tomorrow!

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January Highlights at Two Peas

January Highlights

Hi Peas!  I thought I would take some time to highlight some of the big things that happened this month at Two Peas!

We launched four free classes, three of which are on a weekly rotation and include videos!  Here are the most recent lessons from Memory Keeping Monday, The Adventures of Glitter Girl, Finally Friday and 2012: Captured:

        

 

We welcomed Amy Tan, Amy Heller & Wilna Furstenberg to the Garden Girl team and drooled over the layouts they shared with us this month! 

Amy Tan   Amy Heller   Wilna Furstenberg

 

All of the girls were assigned the theme "Valentines" and we've seen mushy and romantic projects popping up all month!

      

 

We launched our new video page!  Now, all of our videos are all in one place and super easy to find.  There is a new video every weekday!

 

 

 

We joined Pinterest!  Follow us here, and if there are boards you'd like to see us curate, just leave me a comment below!

 

We redesigned our user profile page.  It now shows badges on the left, an expanded bio section, as well as product reviews and liked projects!

 

We're also continuing our product ratings and reviews promotion with a big giveaway each month!  This month?  It's 10 Fiskars punches to the lucky winner!  You still have today and tomorrow to get your reviews in!

 

And finally, we've hosted our semi-annual CHA Online Social!  The fun started yesterday and will go through Wednesday.  Check it out and play along!

 

That's a wrap for January!  And those are just the things that went public this month...we have a lot more exciting things around the corner!

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Valentines Printables

We're getting closer and closer to Valentines Day!  I don't know about you, but I enjoy this holiday as it's a bright and warm day in the midst of the winter blahs.  I've done a bit of searching in the digital store for some fun printable projects.  Are you not a digi scrapper? No worries!  These are kits you just open up and print!

Valentines Printable Matchbook   

A kit for mini matchbooks - just drop in your photos and give them to someone special!  I love the whimsical type on these.  And Wilna's coffee cup albums are begging to be made - love the "Love" version.

   Goodie Bag Toppers

We've got printable Valentines cards like this adorable owl design, as well as treat toppers with a vintage twist!

Cutesy Pies Printable   Write It Down Valentines Printable Labels

Another version of printable cards, as well as this label set from Shimelle - perfect for embellishing cards or scrap pages.

I'll be sharing my Valentines picks from the warehouse in today's Personal Shopper.  Look for it this afternoon here!

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Valentines Inspiration from the Garden Girls

Did you know each month the Garden Girls are assigned a seasonal theme?  This month it's Valentines!  See their projects here - both past and present - and be inspired to make your own lovey-dovey projects.  :)

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For: You Love, Two Peas

It's just our little way of giving you something extra sweet! I've seen the Valentine gifts they have set aside and they are darling! :)  Happy shopping, Peas!

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Hero Arts Challenge Winners

Hero Arts Challenge Winners

Congrats to sue mcraehazeltjemomi0314, kathy krolski, and cathyfong - you are the winners of a $50 prize pack from Hero Arts!  Your box of goodies will be sent to you shortly.  Please ensure the address in your Two Peas account is up to date.  Thanks!

And a big thank you to everyone for playing along, as well as to Hero Arts for sponsoring.  We loved seeing your work in the gallery!

Stay tuned for upcoming vendor challenges with more chances to win! :)

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Winter CHA '12 Online Social

Two Peas Winter CHA '12 Online Social

It's that time of year again!  It's when we see the brand new releases from your favorite brands and manufacturers at the Craft and Hobby Show.  Not making it to the show?  No problem!  Join us for our semi-annual online social - we're giving you a VIP(ea) pass! :)

Visit us January 29th through February 1st for one of the biggest parties we throw each year. There will be videos featuring the new product, scheduled chats hosted by our talented team of Garden Girls, blog posts from our team at the show, challenges to get you crafting and prizes made up of brand new product!  Earn a badge when you join in on the chatter and challenges, and enjoy the company of this creative community! :)

See you on the Winter CHA message board January 29th!  (Coming very soon!)  

In the mean time, here is the chat schedule for those ready to put it in their calendars:

SUNDAY the 29th:
11 am CST w/ Jenny Chesnick
2 pm CST w/ Jill Sprott

   

 

MONDAY the 30th:
12 pm CST with Amy Heller
7 pm CST with Nancy Damiano

   

 

TUESDAY the 31st:
10 am CST with Wilna Furstenberg
3 pm CST with Jaime Warren

   

 

WEDNESDAY the 1st:
10 am CST with Wendy Sue Anderson
7pm CST with Shimelle Laine

   

 

See you then, Peas!  :)

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Did you see?

We've got a couple cool promos going on in the shop!

Enter the January free shipping code (NY2012) at check out to receive free domestic shipping when your total is at least $50 in non-digital & non-phaseout product ($5 discount on internationally shipped orders). But, If your total is $60 or greater you will receive an additional 5% off your order!  Offer valid through January 23, 2012 (11:59pm CST) on non-digital & non-phaseout product.

 

Receive a Free Rubber Cling Stamp when you purchase a minimum of $20 in non-phaseout stamps. Gift available while supplies last.  Start Date:  Friday, January 20, 2012   End Date:  Monday, January 23, 2012 (11:59pm CST)

 

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Two Peas is now on Pinterest!

Two Peas News

You can now find Two Peas on Pinterest!  Follow us to keep updated on what's new from the Garden Girls, as well as our inspiration, favorites, sketches, freebies and more!

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New member profile page!

Two Peas News

Did you see?  We've given an updated look to our profile page!

Cool, huh?!  Check yours out by clicking on your username in the top right-hand corner.

The guys on our development team are always doing impressive stuff.  It makes you wonder what's next, doesn't it?! ;)

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A note about warehouse videos

Hi Peas!  Now that we have our new video page in place, we will be posting warehouse videos there rather than here on my blog.  I will still be associating a prize with my Thursday video (Personal Shopper), and so you'll still want to share your comments with me!  Just use the comment tab below the video.  You can find today's video and winner announcement here.  Thanks!

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New class! 2012: Captured with Lisa Truesdell

Captured: 2012 with Lisa Truesdell

We've just added a new class to our 2012 free classes!  "Project Life can make the ordinary extra ordinary. This year long style of scrapbooking, developed by Becky Higgins, is a reminder to record the everyday. It's a perfect place for photos and quotes that aren't quite enough for a layout of their own, as well as memorabilia that helps tell the complete story of your daily life. If you're ready to capture 2012, join Garden Girl Lisa Truesdell for a year's worth of tips on using your favorite products, staying organized, and letting your style shine through in your album."  You'll find a new lesson covering a week from Lisa's book along with her tips on project organization each month on the 15th in the Free Classes section!  Enjoy! :)

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Two Peas News: Video Page Added to Navigation Bar

Two Peas News

Videos

Just a sneak peek at my favorite new page on the site.  That's right - all of our videos, all in one place.  View by series or by latest video, it's up to you!  Easy peasy.   You've been asking for this and we've listened!  Find it in the top right-hand corner of the navigation bar and prepare to be inspired. :)

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Write a Review...Win a Prize! This month? January punches!

If you've seen the ads rotating the site, you know that for each month this year we will be giving away a special prize to a randomly selected product reviewer.  This month I have TEN PUNCHES to give away!  For every product rating/review you give you will be given an entry; just click on rating & review section listed below each product in the shopping section.  Thanks for sharing your valuable feedback on the products we carry, and good luck!

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Weekly Warehouse Walk with Kitty 1.10.2012

Weekly Warehouse Walk 1.10.2012

Today's Featured Products: New Jenni Bowlin/Fiskars punches | New American Crafts Punches

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2011 Special Pea Badges!

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Top Gallery Poster          Top Pea Praiser          Featured Pea 2011        Top Discussion Starter 2011          Customer Loyal Pea

 

I had our talented graphics guy, Jerome, and our savvy dev team arrange it so that some special badges were rewarded to those who were most active in our community in 2011.  Take a peek at your public profile by clicking on your username in the top right-hand corner of the site and see if you see a shiny new badge there!  And we just might do some special end-of-the-year reward badges for 2012 too...

Top Gallery Poster in 2011: This badge was earned by Peas who uploaded layouts monthly in 2011.  You are our inspirational heroes; thanks for sharing your work in our gallery!

Top Pea Praiser in 2011:  This badge was earned by the top 100 Peas who gave a significant amount of praise on member projects in the gallery.  How very kind of them!

Featured Pea in 2011:  This badge was earned by Peas whose projects were selected to be featured in our galleries in 2011.  Great job and congratulations!

Discussion Starter in 2011:  This badge was earned by Peas who created discussions on our craft-related boards that resulted in a lot of buzz and chatter.  You help bring life to the party!

Customer LoyalPea: This badge was earned by our most loyal customers!  Did you know we have a Customer Loyalty Program that gives you discounts on your shopping?!

That's a wrap for the 2011 reward badges.  If there's a reward badge you'd like to see for next year, let me know.  Congrats again to those who earned them! :)

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Personal Shopper Video 12.6.2012: Products for a Year Album

Personal Shopper 1.6.2012

Happy Friday, Peas!  Thanks so much for your patience as I got up this week's video.  And as you can tell, it's a brand new series!  I have a friend who is a personal wardrobe shopper.  She bounces from store to store in Chicago and gets paid to shop and make her clients look and feel their best.  I've thought, "How cool is that job!?"  And then I thought, wait a minute, I have an opportunity to do the same!

Stumped on what to get for your next project?  Ask your questions and let me hunt down the products for you!  I have a whole warehouse just outside my office door - let me roam the aisles and bring to you what I think may work for your projects!   Here is the first video where I explore what products would work well for a Project Life album of sorts...and please excuse the length, I promise they'll get shorter! :)

See products from video

Leave a comment below by next Thursday the 12th at 11:59 pm CST with YOUR question on what products we would recommend for a certain topic or project, and you may just see it in next week's video! Also, when you comment you enter to win a washi tape and Jenni Bowlin die cut set from today's video. Thanks for watching!

And without further ado, here is last week's winner.  Congrats!  A prize from last week's video will be sent to you shortly!

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Today's Video

Hi Peas!  I wanted to let you know I've encountered a few troubles today that have prevented me from being able to post today's video.  I hope to have it up for you tomorrow as soon as I can!  I apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience! - Jamie

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In my cart...

1.  Mini Binders   2.  Adhesive pockets  3.  Single Washi Tape Rolls  4.  Thank You Letterpress Card Set

5.  Rosebud paper  6.  Frolic paper  7.  365 Monthly Review Template  8. Bow embellishments 

I don't know about you, but I love knowing what other people are buying and what projects they're working on.  I thought it would be fun to give you a peek into my shopping cart!  What's in YOUR cart?  Would love to know what you'll be scooping up!  Perhaps I need to add one or two things before I complete my order...

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Weekly Warehouse Walk Video 1.3.2012

Weekly Warehouse Walk Video

Hi Peas!  Nope, you're not seeing double.  Our weekly warehouse walk videos will now be done by Kitty and will resume with her regular Tuesday schedule.  So often what is hot is also what's new - so we're combining the two into one video and trying something a bit different for my Thursday video.  What, you ask?  Well, you'll just have to wait and see! :)

 

Today's Featured Products: Studio Calico Classic Calico & Autumn Press | Tim Holtz District Market 

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And the Tim Holtz Vagabond Machine goes to...

We recently announced the addition of product reviews to the Two Peas store, promising that for every review you made, an entry was made into a drawing to win the Tim Holtz Vagabond Machine.  Congrats to scrapNatya - your prize will be sent to the address in your Two peas account shortly.

Thanks to everyone for sharing your valuable feedback on the products we carry in the store.  You help to make Two Peas  a great place to shop!

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Faber Castell Challenge Winners!

Faber-Castell/Design Memory Craft Challenge winners

Thanks to everyone who played along in our Faber-Castell/Design Memory Craft challenge, and to our sponsor for your generosity!  Congrats to zoelyn, tomoh, adogslife13, soaphousemama and mcclar26!  A prize from Faber-Castell valued at $85 will be sent to you shortly!  Please ensure the address in your Two Peas account is up to date.  Thanks for playing along!

Interested in participating in a vendor challenge with a chance to win big?  Check out our Hero Arts challenge!

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Guess who's a Garden Girl?

Two Peas News

                      

That's right!  Just added to the Two Peas Garden Girl Design Team is the lovely and talented Amy HellerAmy Tan, and Wilna Furstenberg!  See their debut projects in the Design Team section, and get to know more about them this week on the Garden Girl blog.

Welcome ladies!  We could not be happier to have you joining us!

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Two Peas Classes in 2012

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As we say goodbye to 2011, we look forward to a new year brimming with creative possibilities. One of the most rewarding aspects of my job is hearing how our free classes have helped you scrapbook your stories and create thoughtful cards for your loved ones. When we asked this past Fall what content you would like to see at Two Peas, an overwhelming response we heard was "weekly project videos." You shared and we listened! In 2012 we will be changing the rhythm of our free classes, switching from a monthly schedule to weekly. Here is what we have in store!


Memory Keeping Mondays

Instructors Jen Gallacher, Shannon Tidwell, Nancy Damiano & Lisa Truesdell

Recoup from the weekend and prepare for the days ahead as you sit back, relax and let Garden Girls Jen Gallacher, Shannon Tidwell, Nancy Damiano and Lisa Truesdell share their memory keeping process with you! Watch them create a layout from beginning to end, from the point of inspiration to the moment of completion! We are confident that their love for design with varying styles, coupled with their passion for telling their family's stories, will resonate with you and leave you inspired.

 

Adventures of Glitter Girl!

Every day of the week, scrapbookers gather on the General Scrapping message board to discuss their latest finds, their favourite projects and also their crafty conundrums. There are plenty of interesting discussions to compare products, stretch supplies to more crafting and otherwise find new and interesting ways to glue a piece of paper to another piece of paper in an aesthetically pleasing manner. It is those crafty conundrums that prompted us to enlist the help of Glitter Girl (Although for years, Garden Girls and Peas alike have known her only as mild-mannered scrapbooker Shimelle Laine. Could she be Glitter Girl!?)!

Join us every Wednesday for the Adventures of Glitter Girl, helping the world one crafting dilemma at a time. Each week Glitter Girl joins Two Peas via video to solve a problem posted on the message boards. Don't miss out as she shares project tutorials, product comparisons and technique tips throughout the new year.

 

Finally Friday

The popular cardmaking series will continue in 2012! We jump-start your weekend each Friday with a unique card and an easy-to-follow video. Explore the techniques yourself with the weekly challenge, and be inspired by a number of styles from Laura Craigie, Julie Campbell, Kandis Smith, and newly added to the team of Finally Friday designers, Lynn Ghahary!

 

We have much, much more up our sleeves for classes as well - you'll want to stay tuned!  

We hope you enjoy what we have in store and join us in the Classes & Events section in the coming year!

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