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Finally Friday - Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

Good morning, all!

For this week's card, I created a card using Bella Blvd's Flirty stamp set. It's an inexpensive stamp set with super cute flowers--completely irresistible, right?

Anyhow, I used almost every stamp in the set and a few different ink colors to make a card for a friend. The "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" sentiment is absolutely perfect.. I also used a hole punch on the edge of the kraft cardstock rectangle to make it sort of look like a postage stamp. :)

Enjoy, and thanks for watching!

CHALLENGE: Create a card using stamps. Upload your card to the TwoPeas gallery, select this week's Finally Friday video, and your card will appear at the bottom of this week's Finally Friday page! :)

NOTE: The paper behind the card in the photo is from K&Co's Greenhouse 8.5x8.5 paper pad.

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Weekly Challenge: Loved one...

good Friday morning & Happy Halloween eve!

This weeks challenge is scrap a photo(s) of you and a loved one. This could be you and your mom, you and your bff or you and a grandparent or even in law. Also, scrap those older photos of you as a younger kid with a brother or sister or cousin.

When you upload your layout in the gallery, don't forget to "check" the Weekly Challenge box. You have until the end of day November 5th, 12-midnight central standard time. Happy scrappin & have a wonderful weekend!!!

Cindy :-)

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Sketch It Out

This is Lisa Brown here with an easy sketch for a 2 page layout.  This sketch uses only 4"x6" photos - no cropping required!  I included versions for both 8-1/2" x 11" and 12" x 12" depending on what size you prefer.

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Digital Weekly Challenge Discussion

To be completely honest I had never done a digital layout with torn paper before.  So I straight away went to the trusty tutorial section at Two Peas and found a  delightfully easy tutorial by Kate Teague on how to get that torn paper look.

It really is easy and feels like you are kind of cheating… but how cool to be able to replicate that torn look!  Here's my layout... and here's the challenge.

 So have a go, put a bit or a lot of it in a layout and join in the challenge this week.

Cant wait to see how you add some torn paper...

I’ll be back to blog about the Photography Challenge on Monday.

xo Chelsea

 

 

 

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weekly photography challenge- week of october 26

Hi there!
Jamie here with this week's weekly photography challenge. Kelly Purkey is leading it and the topic is black and white photos! Check it out here! 

Here's her photo: 

 

 

Here's mine:

 

I usually go to balck and white when the colors aren't working- mostly indoors- or if I want to make the picture a bit more dramatic or classic. I love the look of black and white! I especially love scrapbooking with it because your pallette can be whatever you want it to be and it doesn't comepete with anything :) 

Please upload your black and white weekly challenge photos in our gallery! Can't wait to see !
 

Thanks!
jamie

 

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User Spotlight: Zoegakatten

I am really into Zoegakatten's style right now.  

Clean, bright and innovative!

The shapes & fun colors used in this LO make me totally happy.

And the stitching around the boarder...excellent!

 

This LO was the first one of hers to catch my eye.

She made it a year ago and it still feels fresh and cool.  

Love the spacing. Love the white space.  Love the design.

(In my best Teresa from New Jersey Accent: "Love, Love, Love."

 

And this one I live because of the strong contrasting colors, the design and the fact that she make a lo that is both clean and messy at the same time.  Classic and freestyle.  

Thanks for the inspiration Zoegakatten!

:)kellicrowe

 

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Finally Friday - Keep Calm and Eat a Cupcake

 

Happy Friday!

For this week's card, I just had to use some of BasicGrey's new Nook & Pantry collection! I've been eagerly waiting for this collection to come out since it debuted at CHA this summer. SO cute! For the card, I used the Cake stamp set (Hello? Build your own cupcake? I'm there!) and some of the papers from the collection pack. Super fun!

Anyhow, enjoy!

CHALLENGE: Use the card sketch found on this week's Finally Friday page to create a card of your own. Upload your card to the TwoPeas gallery, select this week's Finally Friday video, and your card will appear at the bottom of the page! :)

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Organization Tip: Embellishment Formula can

Hi Everyone, this is liana with organization tip.

Don’t laugh when I share this organization tip with you. I started to make this embellishment formula can right after having my twins. I have lots of empty formula can. It too good to throw it away, so I came with these, I called this “my cutie embellishment can.” I decided to put my smaller items inside like stickers, jewels, ribbons, clear cuts, buttons that relate to the manufacture product line. If you familiar with Little Yellow Bicycle, you might notice these I made so far: Zinnia, Baby Safari (boy/girl), Treat or Treat, Traveler, Delightful, Love Note and more. I display these on top of my cabinet.
It’s very easy to make. Just cover empty can with pattern papers and it’s good to display. I think this works great for me and hope inspired you to create something and at the same time save your money :)
Have a great day!
Liana
 

 

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Community Challenge

ETA: Thanks to everyone for particpating.  Loved seeing your creations.  The winner for the Community Challenge is evapizarrov.  Check out her card

Good morning!

Brooke and I decided to help you jump start your holidays with today's challenge. We want to see those Christmas/holiday cards. It's never too early! We both went the traditional kraft route, Brooke punching her's up with some trees and buttons. I went the stamp, rub-on, twine route. We can't wait to see what you create, and don't forget to check the appropriate challenge box so you can be entered into a drawing for an awesome prize at the end of the day!

Laura's Card:

Brooke's Card:

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Weekly Photography Challenge - Aperture

good monday morning, peas!

it's kelly here to talk about this weeks photography challenge... all about aperture!  we're focusing (get the pun, hee hee!) on aperture differences and changing your dept of field.  just by changing the aperture on your shot you can capture totally different views of the same object. 

 

my first photo of the flower was taken with a 2.8/f and the second with a 8/f - you can see what a difference it makes in the background and really isolating the main flower in the photo.  i love photos with smaller apertures and how they're able to really draw your focus to one part of the photo.

let's see what apertures you love!  have fun with different depths of field this week :)

 

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What's In My Bucket?

Margie Scherschligt here today posting on what's in my bucket. On this October late morning, I notice that my bucket is full of October Afternoon papers, labels, stickers, and alphas.

FARM FRESH: We went to to a petting farm/apple orchard just a few days ago, and looking at these papers makes me want to get those photos developed as soon as possible. Such a great combination of flowers, checks, fruits,  and cute little animals.

I was thrilled to see these Farm Fresh labels and tiny little alphas. The alphas will look so cute on those labels. I am crazy about the red/torquise combo here with the option to throw in a little brown, pink, or yellow depending on the photos I will be using.

 

REPORT CARD by October Afternoon: This is in my bucket, because the vintage feel of argyle, polka dots, flowers and stripes in this line is so appealing to me. I need to start snapping photos of my kids in their school activities, because this line is screaming for me make a theme album with it.

Look at these alpha stickers!!!! LOVE! THEM!!!And these labels are the thing to tie a whole theme book together. I need a couple packages of those so that I can use them throughout.

Making Memories: How about these buttons to add to the vintage feel of the October Afternoon papers. They are in my bucket as well. Happy Shopping, Peas!

 

 

 

 

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Sharing My Space: Storing Cling Stamps

Hello!

Jennifer McGuire here.  I thought I would share a peek into my scrapbook room today... showing you how I store my Cling stamps.

Cling stamps are growing in popularity in the stamping world.  Since they have red rubber, the stamped images are always wonderful.  But since they don't have the wood mount, storage is easier.  They simply cling onto an acrylic mount (like the ones you use for clear stamps) and stamp great!

I like to keep my supplies behind doors to keep things looking cleaning.  However, as soon as those cabinet doors open, I need to be able to see all those supplies in order for me to remember to use them.

So, I decided to hang my Cling stamps on the inside of my cabinet doors.  And it works great! Most Cling stamps come with a thick clear storage piece that the stamp can cling to.  I used several glue dots to stick this to my door.  I than just press the Cling stamps to the piece and it stays there.  Perfect storage!  Here is a peek.  All of these are Hero Arts Cling stamps.

You can see the glue dots behind the clear piece here...

Hope this inspires you to try some new and unique storage ideas!  Have a great weekend. :)

 

 

 

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Finally Friday - Happy Holidays

 

Hi all!

We're taking a break from the Halloween cards and skipping ahead a couple holidays to Christmas! You can see the card and all the supplies used by clicking here. :)

I love making holiday cards, so I couldn't resist this Snowflake Circle stamp from Hero Arts.This stamp in particular is one of Hero's new Clings stamps. That means it has the traditional red rubber, but instead of being permanently stuck to a wood block, it has cling material on the back so that it can be temporarily mounted to an acrylic block. It's a great space saver, but also retains the quality stamped image of a traditional wood block stamp. :)

I also decided to make a circle card. I haven't made one of these in a while, and they're probably one of my favorites because it's such a different shape for a card. :) I used my Card Shapes Designer Cuts kit to cut the card base with a Cricut Expression cutting machine. For more info on using SVG files and other digital die cut files in the Two Peas store with your Cricut machine, watch this video at YouTube.

Anyhow, thanks for watching! And be sure to join us for the FF challenge this week.

CHALLENGE: Create either a circle card, or a holiday card. Your choice! Upload it to the TwoPeas gallery and select this Finally Friday video when you do, and your card will appear at the bottom of the page.

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Seasonal Theme Discussion:Halloween

Hi everyone, Moon here with this month's seasonal theme discussion: Halloween. Halloween is probably my favorite holiday because there is NO cooking involved with this holiday. And there are no school days missed either which is an added bonus. :)

The garden is packed full of inspiring layouts and cards this month. For instance, take a peek at Tia's cards:

Love all the different digi kits she used to create these beautiful cards. Tia shares how she created these cards here.

On Margie's layout, she chose not to use a photo of her daughter, Martha, in a costume. Check out how she used a spider web for her journaling. So cool!

And the stitching around the hand-cut elements...adorable! Margie shows us that you don't always have to have a photo of anyone in a costume to create a Halloweem layout.

Here's one from Kelli:


Look at that pumpkin. All made from her stash of scraps. How very cool and unique. She uses paper like no one else...

One from Wendy:

I've always been a fan of Wendy's work and this one is no exception. Love all the die cuts she used and check it out...no photo. Yup. Just because Halloween is the holiday where the MOST photos are taken doesn't mean you HAVE to use any. Wendy journaled about her daughter's costume decision process. What a great idea, Wendy!

Hopefully, these have given you a few layout or card ideas for when Halloween rolls around this year. But make sure to check out the garden for TONS of other great Halloween inspiration!

-moon

 

 

 

 

 

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Community Challenge

 Hi there.  I don’t know about in your part of the world…. but in mine it’s been so dreary and raining and grey!  So I thought a challenge with something to do with "bright" would be great!  So your challenge today is to create a layout or a card that is bright. 

Amy and I have done cards.  Mine was fun, I just picked a yummy red blank card out of the Bazzill Cards and Envelopes box (A7 size), cut out a little speech bubble from the Cosmo Cricket Girl Friday elements paper, put on a cute brad from Sassafrass Lass and then went nuts on my sewing machine going around and around and around!  I love how it turned out.  And then later that night with my girls, we made cookies, wrote in the card and took it to a family who have just moved into our neighbourhood.

 

Hope whatever you make cheers you or someone up.

 

And don’t forgot to make sure as you're loading your project, that you check the correct challenge box. One winner will be randomly selected to win a fabulous prize from one of our awesome sponsors.

 

EDITED: Congrats to

g8rchik who won this challenge!

Love Chelsea and Amy

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Weekly Digital Challenge: Use your eyedropper tool

This week's digital challenge comes courtesy of Gennifer. Use your eyedropper tool to match the colors in your photos or other digital embellishments. Find the details here and be sure to mark the appropriate checkbox when uploading to be entered in the weekly giveaway!

Have fun!

Erica

 

 

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Technique Discussion - Die Cutting Fonts (Typography)

Hey there! Nichol Magouirk here with a Technique Discussion on die cutting fonts to match the mood or feel of your layout. This technique also goes well with this month's Garden Theme: Typography.

Like many of you, I have literally hundreds of fonts on my computer. Different fonts and styles help tell the story of any particular memory or photos. I find myself using the same basic fonts over and over again for my journaling (I probably should try to break out of that habit a bit!) but when it comes to my creating titles for a layout, that's a whole other story! I used to basically use stickers and rub-ons for my titles because the thought of hand cutting them made me cringe (I am lazy) but now with the Silhouette I can cut any True Type Font on my computer and create custom titles that perfectly match my layout! (This can be achieved on the Cricut using SCAL software as well).

Here's a layout I created a few months ago using a font I downloaded from the internet (Walt Disney Script) and cut from black cardstock using the Silhouette:

I love that although this is a very simple layout my die cut title helps to perfectly balance out the layout and tell the story. 

Another very distinctive font that I wanted to use to match the mood and feel of my oldest son getting his birthday presents is Star jedi (downloaded from the internet). He is a Star Wars fanatic and although I didn't have any specific Star Wars embellishments at the time I created this layout, you still get that feeling from my title.

 

 Next time you are stuck looking for just the right title, consider die cutting one to get that custom, one-of-a-kind look for your scrapbook layout!

Have a great day!

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Photography Weekly Challenge Discussion! Reflections!

 Happy Monday!  ..and Happy Thanksgiving to all my fellow Canadian Peas!  I hope everyone is having a fabulous day!  This is Jen Johner here today by the way. :)  Today we are here to chat about this weeks Photography Challenge!  It is all about Reflections!  This one should be a fun one, and should really get you thinking out of the box.. I hope a little anyway!  It is always fun to look at everyday things differently.. and trying to spot a reflection is the perfect chance to do just that!  

What sort of things give a reflection?  Here is a little list off the top of my head to help get you started.. water, chrome, shiny floors, glass, sunglasses, mirrors etc.

For this shot, I used the reflection in my little guys sunglasses.  I love how the reflection tells the story through his eyes.. what he was seeing.  He was waiting on the quad for us to go out for a ride.  He sees his mamma snapping pictures, and his daddy washing the mud out from underneath.. and the big blue skies!  

Feel free to chit chat about the challenge here in the comments section, share ideas etc!  Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!  It is cold and snowy here now, so I think I will be looking for reflections within' my own house for this one! hee heeee!

Happy photo taking everyone!!  Now go PLAY! heeee! ;)

Jen :)

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Sketch It Out!

Good morning, Peas!

Rebecca Trump here to bring you a fun sketch for you Sunday morning scrapbooking!  I just love waking up early on Sunday to fit in some scrapping before the day starts...you can always nap later!  That's what Sundays are for ;)

Here it is:

I used pattern paper for the background, one photo, one stamp for the title, and a couple embellishments.  Simple, fun, and a nice way to highlight a portrait photo.

Thanks for playing, and if you use the sketch, be sure to post a link in the comments section so I can check it out!

Have fun :)

 

 

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Product Spotlight: Places to Journal

 

I have been using lots of journaling spots on my pages lately. They come in tons of themes and I adore the variety of ways I can buy them--die cuts, stickers, sheers...the list goes on! I like to use them as intended-a place to journal, but I also like to simply use them as a decorative element on my page.

 Here, I've clustered a few journaling labels on my page and built a place for my title:

 

 Here are a few other Journaling stickers, tags and die cuts for you...

By Jillibean Soup (and lots of their Journaling Sprouts are on sale today!!)

 

And the new October Afternoon Die Cuts (these are on their way to my house-yippee!....)

 

And this book by Art Warehouse-I recently used these on a few pages--very versatile!

(a sneak peek of the page I used these on ;) )

This Fancy Pants sheet has a few journaling stickers on it.

There are also TONS of digital journaling options...check them out!

Thanks for taking a look at journaling spots with me today!

I've attached (below) a bunch of journaling choices for you available here at 2Peas--the variety is unbelievable!

Have a fantastic Weekend!

Stacey :)

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Weekly Challenge: Make a Scene

This is totally tongue in cheek, but on the day that I created this challenge my son was giving me heck. I mean who knew that a six-year-old little boy could have so much drama. So I hereby challenge you to "Make a Scene" somewhere on your project.

You can use die cuts like I did and make a scene, or stickers, or photos, or whatever tickles your fancy. Just show 'em to me!

Make sure as you're loading your project, that you check the correct challenge box. One winner will be randomly selected to win a fabulous prize from one our awesome sponsors.

Here is my layout, you can see additional photos and the supply list here:

I hope you have a "scene" free week (except for participating in this challange).

Jen Gallacher :)

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Finally Friday - Happy Halloween

Good morning, peas!

This week, we're continuing on with another Halloween card--this time with the Creepy Crawler stamp set from Inkadinkado. Such a great set! Anyhow, in the video I tried something I've never done before. I embossing over an area that had already been embossed. I was afraid that the embossing powder would stick to the already embossed areas, but it turned out okay. :)

CHALLENGE: Use the card sketch found on the Finally Friday page to create a card of your own. Upload your card to the TwoPeas gallery, select this week's Finally Friday video, and your card will appear at the bottom of the FF page! :)

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1 Product, 3 Ways: MM Slice Sports Design Card

 Hello!  This is Shannon here today to share some projects using the MM Slice Sports Design Card.  Since I have a coach for a husband and two boys buying the Sports Design Card was a no brainer.  I have been scrapping quite a bit the past few days and realized that I'd done three projects using the card and thought that would be perfect to share!  

On my first layout I used the 'Home Run' and the baseball for my title.  I layered them together by using pop dots.  I cut them out of patterned paper and I think they fit right into the layout.  The rest of the layout is using KI Toy Box.  

On this layout I cut the baseball shapes from black cardstock and adhered them across the top of the page for a silhouette border.  I put pop dots under the cleat for a little dimension.  This page also uses KI Toy Box.

My last layout features the bicycle design.  I first cut it directly out of the background paper. Then I placed patterned paper behind the hole with pop dots.  I kept the piece I cut out and attached it to the background for a subtle embellishment.  

So, three easy ways to use one Design card....for a title using patterned paper, black cardstock silhouette border, and a reverse pop dot as well as a tone on tone embellishment.  So get out your Slice and make a few layouts using the same card!

Have a great day! 

Shannon

 

 

 

 

 

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Weekly Digital Challenge

Hi Peas!

Jen Martakis here with your Weekly Digital Challenge. This weeks challenge is to use an object in your home as inspiration for a project. It's amazing what you can find inspiring when you look around. I love to look at patterns and colors.

I found my inspiration in a somewhat unlikely place, a serving bowl.  What are you inspired by? I can't wait to see!

Here's my example for you...

 

 

 

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User Spotlight: busy.butterfly

Good morning Peas! I am excited to bring you today's user spotlight! I have to say there are SO many of you that I would LOVE to spotlight! I actually have a list of my fav digi scrapbookers that I hope to spotlight one day :)

Today I have selected Kerry, aka busy.butterfly. Go check out her gallery here.

I have noticed her work a lot in the gallery as of late. Like many of us, Kerry was a paper scrapbooker turned digi.

This first layout is a more recent post of hers and it really caught my eye. It's such a simple design, yet it says so much!

She often mentions how her son doesn't like his picture taken and if he does he won't smile. That's why I love this one she did of him, sure he's not smiling, but I love the story that goes with it! Being a fellow Canadian I am appreciate it that much more :)

As I started to look through her gallery more I kept seeing so many simple, yet very graphic and meaningful layouts!

One of her older layouts that really stood out for me is this one! I think it's amazing and love all the journaling snipets that she included! The best part is I wouldn't have had a clue it was digi, it is that good!

These next two I pulled out because I just LOVE them! Kerry not only can create amazing pages, but she's an amazing photographer as well.

 

Now head over to Kerry's gallery to check out more of her amazing work and be inspired today :)

Sheri :)

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Organizational Tip :: School Boxes

Hello Peas! How are you doing this lovely Sunday?  It's my turn to share an organizational tip with you and well...can we just say that organization is not really my strong point?!  It took me ages to come up with something worth sharing, but I think I've found it -- it's my love of school boxes!

Remember these?  I loved getting a new one at the beginning of each school year with some new and trendy design.  Now I have plenty of them but all quite plain, and they each have something kept inside.  I have them in my under-table drawer as I work -- one with adhesives and one with scissors so I can find them all quickly.  The lids are also helpful as they keep things from escaping and making too much mess.

They are a great size for storing card blanks and envelopes -- these are some extra Christmas cards that I keep handy for a card crisis in December!

And there are plenty of products that fit inside too -- I have all my Love, Elsie chipboard and stickers in this particular box.  They are dotted all around my workspace, filled with things like ink pads and glitter bottles. 

Whether you opt for plain white, cover them with your favourite papers or buy them predecorated in the back-to-school sales, they may be just what you needed to find a home for lots of loose items in your crafting stash!

-Shimelle

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Challenge

Online Crop - 10pm Challenge

Are you ready for the last challenge of the night?

 

Make a layout using my one of my Simple Start Templates No. 1-3. If you are a digital scrapper, you can download them HERE for free. If you're a paper scrapper you can use them as you would any regular sketch. Feel free to rotate, resize, add to and subtract from. Just choose one and have fun!

 

Every project uploaded for this challenge by 11pm Central Time is entered for a chance to win a prize from the Two Peas warehouse, so be sure to upload your project and check the box for this challenge! There's also a prize to be given to one randomly selected person who chats on this thread for the next hour, so talk away!!

 

Here are the sketches....

No. 1

No. 2

No. 3

and here's an example for you using template no. 1...

Supplies: Jen Martakis - Simple Start No. 1-3 (Free) , Jen Allyson's Fall Jamboree - Solid Papers, Cards, Stickers, Pumpkin Papers and Fall Flair.

 

 

 

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Online crop :: 9:30 mini challenge

Here's a super fast challenge for you!

Make something with what's on your desk right now!

Instead of putting it away, use it to make an embellishment, a tag, a card, a layout...whatever you like!

Digital girls, you can play too - use whatever kit you have open or maybe just the files you have open in PS if you have tons of elements out already!

What can you make without grabbing anything that is not on your desk?! Be sure to check the box for this challenge so we can see!

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9 PM Challenge : ROYGBIV is your friend!

Take 2:

The 9 PM Challenge: Use all the colors of the rainbow: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet. And indigo, if you're one of those above and beyond kinda people. :)

I just LOVE to use color! Every color, all colors, and then... when I think I'm done... more colors!

I think the trick to making them not seem chaotic is to ground them with a neutral. I used white here, but black, grey, and kraft are all great with color, too!

Here's my layout, to get you started:

You can also check out this thread, for even more inspiration!

Don't forget to check the box when you upload your layout; this will link the project here so we can all see it, and give you a chance to win a prize! YAY FOR PRIZES!

 

 

 

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Online crop :: 8pm challenge...Friday, I'm in Love!

It's time for our next challenge...and that challenge is all about Friday or Love or both!

We challenge you to use the free Friday I'm in Love digi kit in a project -- be it a digi page, printing the accents out to make a hybrid page or using them as inspiration for your own handmade embellishments on a paper page!

Maybe this will give you a little inspiration to why Friday is so wonderful!  Or don't fret: there are plenty of ways you can interpret this challenge...make a layout about your Friday routine...or someone or something you love...or indeed why you love any day of the week, season of the year, etc!  You can include both concepts or just one -- twist it as many ways as you would like!

Every project uploaded for this challenge by 11pm Central Time is entered for a chance to win a prize from the Two Peas warehouse, so be sure to upload your project and check the box for this challenge!

I can't wait to see what you make!

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Online Crop - 1st Mini-Challenge

Are we having fun? :) :) :)

 

I have a mini-challenge for you. Make a card (or tag) and use a photo. You can use the photo for the base itself or you can use it as an embellishment.  Ideas - It doesn't have to be a photograph of a person, although it certainly can be. You can use flower photographs, scenery shots...it could be something Fall related. Think leaves and  pumpkins...

 

I can't wait to see what you come up with. Here's an example for you...

 

Supplies: Bazzill, Making Memories rubons from my stash and digital heart element. Photo by Susannah Waechter.

 

 

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Finally Friday - Boo!

Hi all!

For this week's card I used Making Memories' stamp set Spook Alley. Such a cut set and super inexpensive! :) I also used some more Eerie patterned paper from BasicGrey (I used a bunch a few weeks ago for another FF video/card).

Anyhow, this card came about because for some reason, I wanted to create a smaller card. I've been making so many standard sized cards recently that I really wanted to make a smaller card. And that's the challenge for this week, too!

CHALLENGE: Create a smaller card. It can be a Halloween card like the one I made, or just any card that you might need or want to make. :) Upload it to the TwoPeas gallery and your card will appear at the bottom of this week's Finally Friday page. :)

Watch video below | Watch at YouTube

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Weekly Challenge : Use a color photo with a B&W background

Hey, Peas! Gennifer here, with this week's challenge, and I'm very excited for it! You ready?

Use a color photo with a black and white background!

TA-DA! I challenge you to use black, white, and grey for your background and embellishments, and leave the photo in color!

Here's the layout I did, to give you an idea of how much your photo can pop:

I'm super excited to see what you come up with, so please play along! Don't forget to check mark the challenge box when you upload, so that your project links to this one.

(Did I mention that I'm really excited about this one? BECAUSE I AM!)

 

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Them Discussion: Typography

Hi Everyone!

Tracy Miller here to talk about this month's Garden Theme: Typography. A theme like this is so great to work with, because it is so open to interpretation. It can go so many different ways. So let's see how some of the Garden Girls interpreted it!

Mary MacAskill made a word art collage. She accented the "Baby of Mine" by using her Silhouette to cut the letters out and layer them over the original. Beautiful!

 

Kristina Warner took this opportunity to use a monogram in a layout about herself. Perfect use of that big letter K - she handcut it herself! Lovely picture too.

 

Shimelle Laine mixed up tiny letter stickers and dimensional letters for a great look. Lots going on there, and she totally makes it work.

 

Margie Scherschligt used patterned paper with letters to appropriately accent her Back to School page. Her layouts are always so warm and cozy - I love how she puts product together.

 

Oh my gosh! Tia Bennett used a photo as the background for her text block. I can't even begin to understand how she did it but it is SO COOL!

 

Caroline Ikeji made gorgeous word art.

 

Erica Hernandez made something deceptively simple looking.

 

Jamie Waters used a pre-made product with pictures for type to great affect.

 

Lisa McGarvey makes happy pages. I like the way she jumbled the title letters here.

 

Finally, Kelli Crowe used letters as a background for her first day of school page. Nontraditional pictures too!

 

Check out the Garden to see these and other great ideas for using Typography!

Tracy

 

 

 

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