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Product Spotlight: Doodlebug Candy Shoppe Letter Stickers

Hi everyone! Amy here. I chose to spotlight one of my favorite letter stickers today. The Candy Shoppe letter stickers from Doodlebug are great! They come in a great variety of colors. They're an awesome size too...perfect for longer titles on your layouts or even cards. They come in cardstock and glitter as well.

These are the cardstock variety....

 

 

 

These are the glitter variety - tons of color selection!

I created this card so you could see the Lily White glitter set.

Here's an example using the black glitter set from the Garden...

I also found these greeat layouts in the member gallery featuring the black cardstock variety.Check out this layout from justem

and this one from mswiat

And finally this layout from our very own, Kelly Purkey. This layout is from her latest sketch class.

As you can see, these stickers are really versatile and fun! I hope you throw some sets in your shopping cart and love them as much as I do.Hope you have a great day!!!

 

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What's in Shannon's Bucket?

 a lot!  ha!  

Actually I've gotten several big orders lately full of fun stuff that I haven't even had a chance to use.  But, of course I've been adding to a new bucket!  Here are a few images of what I'm thinking about getting....

 

 

 

Even though I haven't been on any road trips lately the new October Afternoon is too cute to pass up.  Who knows....I might go on a road trip!  

 

I really love using my Slice and this is a great time to stock up on some more cards since they are 25% off!

 

Foam Dots-Totally addicted.  I need to up my quantity on those!  I also added one of the Martha Stewart border punches that came back in stock.

And the newest thing in my bucket are the new Basic Grey.  I added several of the embellishments.  I still need to take some time to look through the papers.  

 

So much to love!

Hope I've helped you fill your bucket!

Shannon Tidwell

 

 

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Photography Weekly Challenge

Happy Monday Peas!  It's Kelly here with your weekly photography challenge :)

This week's theme is patriotic... the perfect chance to share your best shots from your Fourth of July celebration.


For my example I used a photo I took in Philadelphia in front of Liberty Hall, where the Constitution was written.  The statues of the founding fathers in front of the gorgeous builidng are so powerful.

Take advantage of the holiday to get great shots of whatever patriotic means to you :)  Click here to upload your photo for the chance to win a prize from 2ps! 

Can't wait to see all your photos :)

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1 Product, 3 Ways: Butterfly Keychain

Good Saturday Morning Peas :-)

Today, I am going to share with you a project I created using Maya Road's Sheer Butterfly Key Chain. I wanted to create something to display on my wall in the foyer (since it is ever changing).

First, embossing folders. This is really neat because I love how it brings the butterfly to life.

Second, since our theme this month is "mini", I used the butterfly to showcase our mini family photo. Another way to use something like this is as a fridge magnet.

Lastly, you can use rub-ons by creating a theme. I used American Crafts rub-ons for the grass & butterfly & some Hambly rub-ons. Added some of Basic Grey's new pearls! super simple. This would also make a great embellishment for a page.

You can also see more acrylic/sheer/plastic products in our store by Maya Road herehere. Hope I have inspired you today with my project here showing you how to use your embellishments three different ways!

Have a lovely weekend & happy scrappin!!

Smooches, Cindy :-)

 

 

 

 

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Community Contest :: Winner!

Thanks to all those who took up our community challenge yesterday!

Debi (aka debikins), you're our winner!  Look for a gift certificate to be added to your Two Peas account!

Debi did this wonderful layout...go check it!


If you missed the challenge, be sure to check out the June Free Kit here!

-Sheri & Shimelle
 

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Finally Friday - What's Cooking?

Good morning, peas!

This week's card was inspired by product packaging. Can you believe that? :) So fun! And I love the cute What's Cooking? stamp set from Hero Arts. It's perfect for all you cooks out there and the apron is so cute!

Anyhow, enjoy the video. You can catch it out at YouTube as well. Thanks for watching!

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Weekly Challenge: Tell A Funny Story

Hello Everyone, Wendy here :)

My challenge this week is to "Tell A Funny Story" 

I would like you to create a layout about something your child did or your husband said that made you laugh.  I can even be something happened to you or something you heard a co-worker say.  Just create a layout about something that made you laugh! :)

And, don't forget to check the 'Weekly Challenge' box when uploading your project.

My layout is about my daughter Hannah asking for a snack after school the other day.  

Here is the journaling:

 

After you got home from school today you asked me if you could have a snack.  I told you, you could either have vanilla wafers or some ritz crackers.  You didn’t want either one.  You said you wanted macaroni and cheese.  I said, “No, Hannah.  It’s not dinnertime and you can either have vanilla wafers or ritz crackers.” You then threw a complete fit!  You whined and cried for about ten minutes and finally, I said, “Then fine, you will have nothing.”

About an hour later, you came up to me and said, “What time is dinner time, Momma?”  I told you 4:30.  You then, went in your room, got your clock and turn the hands to read 4:30!  You little sneak!  hahaha  The funny thing is, you said to me while you were doing this, “Mom, what is 30?  Is that the 3?”  hahaha  May 5, 2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Community Challenge :: Use June's Free Kit!

Good morning!  Sheri and Shimelle here and we have a challenge for you today!  Have you seen the beautiful free kit this month?  It's designed by the lovely Chelsea Parsons and absolutely packed with goodies -- all for zilch!  Awesome.  Free kits are a fabulous way to get more from your investment purchases - be they papers or pixels.  They extend your possibilities!  We challenge you to mix this free kit with your other supplies and make something today!

Sheri started us off with an all-digital page -- love seeing that dotted background in a digital version that maintains the texture like cardstock!

Shimelle went the paper page route and printed out a page of goodies from the kit, including a quick-page resized to act as a photo frame,a journaling spot and a bit of background to punch into a scalloped edge.  The grays and yellows work nicely with BasicGrey's Wisteria line.

You're next!  Make something with Chelsea's free kit and your other supplies and upload it to your Two Peas gallery.  Be sure to check the box for this challenge so you can be in for a chance to win today's challenge prize!

We can't wait to see what you create!

-Sheri & Shimelle

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User Spotlight: Lisette (Username: 3Rs)

Hi everyone, Moon here with this month's user spotlight.  I was browsing through the gallery and this particular designer's mini album immediately caught my eye:

Being a simple scrapper, I always find it hard to use embellishments other than the occassional brad here and there. See how Lisette used ribbon and a button for the cover? Yeah. I can do that especially since I also own those papers. To look at her complete album, go here.

Not only can she do minis, she can also do layouts. Check out just a few of my favorites:

Total eye candy. Look at all those goodies on this page. I could study this for hours.  And her photography is amazing as well. Beautiful family! 

Here's another one:

Yellow. Multi-photos. Patterned papers. Rounded corners.  All just so lovely.

But I think her specialty has to be her cards...

Seriously? Can you image getting a card like this in the mail from Lisette? This would totally make my day. It would make my week! This girl has some seriously mad skillz.  I'm amazed at how all the elements work so perfectly together here. And the bird. Don't even get me started on the bird.

To view her complete gallery, just go here. Thank you, Lisette, for the inspiration and making me want to use my stacks and stacks of embellies. I will branch out and put things on my layouts other than brads. Mark my words!

:)

Have a great Wednesday, everybody!

 

 

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Product Spotlight: Doodlebug Spot Glitter Papers & Quickutz Flower Dies

 Good morning!

Nichol Magouirk here with a Product Spotlight on two of my favorite products - Doodlebug Spot Glitter Papers & Quickutz Flower Dies!

I love Doodlebug specialty papers and these newest glitter spot papers are no exception! I love that the polka dots are glittered. These are great basic papers and they come in so many yummy colors! 

One of my favorite ways to use specialty papers is to use them with dies. Not only is it a great way to incorporate a bit of pizazz into any project, a little goes a long way, getting more projects for your $$$! :) And the Quickutz Revolution dies cut specialty papers perfectly! 

Here are a few of my favorite flower dies that I am using a lot of right now:

 

Finally, here's a fun and easy card I made using these two products together. I die cut the flower twice, once from the pink glitter spot paper and once from the red glitter spot paper. I layered them and added a brad and gems for the flower center. I die cut the leaves from the green on green glittler spot paper and adhere all the die cut pieces to my card.

Click HERE to see the card in the Gallery and for links to all the products shown in this post!

Have a great Tuesday!

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Photography Challenge Discussion

Chelsea here...

DreAming, pREtending, PLayiNG.....

Kids do it so well don't they?  This weeks Photography Challenge is to share a  photo about those three words. Little people, big people, animals, places... you name it!

I'm sharing pics of my daughter Bethan (on the right) and her friend Abbey.  They both share the same birthday and this was their 7th birthday.  I love giggly, running, happy, playing girls...

 

 

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Share Your Space

Happy Father's Day! Jen Gallacher this morning. I'm just tumbling out of bed. Love it when I can sleep in past 8 a.m. What a luxury!

Today is my turn to share my scrapbook space. I've done this once before, but let's do it again for those of you that missed it. LOL!

Here are the photos of my space:

I did finally find something cool to put above my desk: a Pottery Barn magnet/chalkboard. It's awesome, but it's not photographing well today for some reason. ARG!!

Here are my two basic work spaces:

Here's where I store my extra goodies:

Here is what I face:

It's a nice open, bright, happy place. And I feel blessed to have it. I hope you have a wonderful father's day today!

 

 

 

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Finally Friday - Welcome, Baby

Hallelujah, it's Friday! I need a vacation...

This week's card is another baby card. Is it just me, or is everyone and their dog having a baby soon? Craziness! I have many friends that are expecting babies any day now, so I needed some baby cards... STAT!

So, I used minimal supplies--no surprise, right? Just a bit of Jillibean Soup cardstock patterned paper and ribbon, and my favorite chip alphas from BasicGrey. Sadly, a bunch of the supplies I used are sold out at TwoPeas at the moment, but keep checking back. Because they're still in the store but say "sold out," TwoPeas should be getting more in the warehouse very soon.

I also finally had a chance to use one of my newest stamp sets--this time the Jungle Pals stamp set from Sassafrass Lass. Isn't that giraffe cute?! Love it! :)

Anyhow, enjoy the video. It's also available in HD over at YouTube (you can watch it in monster size over there). YT has finally changed how they encode HD video, so I'll be posting my videos with the HD option again. The normal quality option on HD videos used to be atrocious, but now it's not so bad. :)

 

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Weekly Challenge: Scrap Your Daddy! :)

Happy Father's Day (weekend)!

I'd like to invite you to participate in the Garden's Weekly Challenge. This week, create a page about your dad-your real dad, a person who's been like a dad to you, your children's dad....any type of 'Father' page.

Here's the page I created for the challenge.

I'm looking forward to seeing your pages!

(don't forget to check the 'Weekly Challenge' box when uploading your project in the Garden)

Stacey :)

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Sticky Back Canvas: One Product Three Ways

Hello!

It’s Jennifer McGuire here.  I wanted to show you 3 fun things you can do with one of my favorite products, Claudine Hellmuth’s Sticky Back Canvas.  It is available here at 2peas now!  So excited.  (Click HERE.)



Here are three simple cards I made with the canvas.  To create the squares of canvas, I just cut a small slit in the edge of it and tore.  This works great. 



On the blue piece, I just painted it with a Paint Dabber.  You can use any paints to change the color.



On the orange piece, I just inked with with Distress Ink and Inking Tool.  This is a great way to make it look like colored canvas.   (It comes white.)



On the striped piece, I just stamped with Distress Ink.  Easy to do.



These are just three of the many ideas for Sticky Back Canvas.  I know you will love this product.

Here are the products I used…

Sticky Canvas 12x12
Sticky Canvas 8.5x11
Inking Tools
Inking Refills
Kraft Notecards
Hero Arts Stamps
White Memories Ink
Making Memories Embellishments
 

Have a great day creating!

 

 

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Digital Weekly Challenge Discussion - Match Kits to Photos That Don't Match

Hey all! Holly McCaig here to challenge your digi-skills!

For this challenge, you are to find a kit that doesn't match your photos and make it match! It's really easy to just do some recoloring. I love so many kits, but often they don't go with my photos. This is the way to do it! Just use your blend overlay mode and change the color or hue to your liking!

I did that with Kate's Playful kit here. Her paper, frame, and buttons were turned from fun primary colors to dainty, vintage feel for a little girl.

 

To see all of what I used in teh store, click here:

http://www.twopeasinabucket.com/cg_display.asp?g=4&seed_id=29724

little girl.

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Simple Sketch

 Hi Peas! Sande Krieger here with a simple sketch for today. Since I work in 8.5 x 11, that's the size of sketch I did but it's easy to adapt it to a 12x12 layout. 

The products I used on the layout are:

  • Digital kits - Season's Greetings v.2 (title - Peace and Joy); French Laundry Photo Edges v.2 (frames around photos)
  • background paper - matte photopaper from Epson - I printed the title, photos and photo edges all at once on this 
  • stickers - Basic Grey (swirls at the bottom); 7 Gypsies (journaling stickers, official tour, 97% complete Christmas stickers; Fontwerks; Making Memories; American Crafts Remarks letter stickers - Roosevelt jr.;
  • rubber stamp - Hero ARts (tree)
  • stamp pad - Hero Arts Memories Cherry Red
  • Rubons - 7 Gypsies Disclaimer & Basic Grey Wholly Cow (hand)
  • chipboard letters - American Crafts Thickers giftbox
  • gemstones - Hero Arts and MMBI (circle)

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Seasonal Layouts: Wedding

It's wedding season, and today the garden is bursting with beautiful layouts about wedding details, rehearsals, ceremonies, and commitments.

This is a layout I created to go into an album of family wedding portraits. The simple design is perfect for this kind of page, and the little bits of details make my creative brain very happy. www.twopeasinabucket.com/cg_display.asp

I love the clean lines in this layout by Moon Ko. The details in each quandrant are lovely. www.twopeasinabucket.com/cg_display.asp

I love all the thinly cropped dance photos in the middle of this layout by Caroline. I love the way they are stacked on eachother, and they are surrounded by really fun embellishments and border stickers. www.twopeasinabucket.com/cg_display.asp

Love this night before photo in this layout by Brooke. The little pink heart on this green woodgrain paper is fantastic.www.twopeasinabucket.com/cg_display.asp

 

How fun is this journaling by Kelli Crowe detailing her walking down the aisle thought process! www.twopeasinabucket.com/cg_display.asp

This layout by Erica is absolutely stunning. www.twopeasinabucket.com/cg_display.asp

Love the gray/white/ black with a splash of green on this layout by Kate. www.twopeasinabucket.com/cg_display.asp

Lisa McGarvey's layout with a list of things to remember to keep things going strong in their relationship is a fabulous way to wrap up this post. Incorporating this personal note from her husband is a great way to document this commitment. www.twopeasinabucket.com/cg_display.asp

Enjoy walking through the seasonal garden today! There is so much more to see. www.twopeasinabucket.com/cg_list.asp

 

Margie Scherschligt

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Technique Discussion: Pop it Up!

Hi Everyone! Tracy Miller here. I wanted to talk to you today about my latest obsession - Pop Dots (or really, dimensional adhesive. But isn't "Pop Dots" more fun to say??)

I love the look that a little dimension gives a layout. It just makes it seem more...I don't know. Real? Touchable? I'm not sure, but I think it started for me with Shannon Tidwell's layouts. She is a master:

I love how the "UP" seems to come off the page and that little owl is lifted too - just it's little feet holding on. So cute I could cry!

Or this one:

The tree comes off the background and leaves a shadow. Along with the owl and the sun, it draws your eye through the layout.

A couple of months ago, Rhonda Bonifay challenged us to use pop dots in our scrapping:

She said "it's a great way to add some layers to your page without it getting too busy."

And here's one of my recent popped layouts. I did this for the garden this month - I wanted the circles to draw your eyes into my daughter's face and her blue braces:

I used the Martha Stewart 1/4" double sided adhesive linked below for this layout. Lots of pop!

So, the next time your layout needs a little "pop," reach for some dimensional adhesive.

Tracy 

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What's in My Bucket?

Hello! It's Rhonda Bonifay and I'm here to share what's in my shopping bucket at 2peas. I love this time of year, and the summer products that are showing up are especially beautiful. 

Here are a few things that have caught my eye:




The Road Map Traveler Paper from Little Yellow Bicycle. I love this paper! My husband is in the Navy, and I thought it would be fun to frame it and mark all of the places we have lived for my boys' room.





The Summer Say What sticker words from Little Yellow Bicycle. Another fun product from LYB -- love the clear stickers that you can use for a title, over a photo, etc.





The Great Escape Journaling Book from Making Memories. Love everything about this line -- the colors, the pretty florals, the fonts. This would make a super cute mini-book, and easy to take along and journal each evening on your vacation.





I love these little gems (Blueberry Pearls) by Jenni Bowlin. I love everything she makes, but these will go down as an all time favorite. So easy to pop in the middle of a flower, butterfly -- and so pretty on their own.





The Friendship Chip Accents from KI Memories. So cute!! I love everything in this package -- there are a ton of pieces for accents, cards and tags for gifts, etc. That owl might just be the cutest thing ever.





The Bridgeport butterfly album by SEI. It's 4x6 -- perfect size for putting together a small album of a trip or even a brag book for the grandparents. So so pretty -- I am going to leave mine out on the coffee table.



The Bird Tags from Digital Birdhouse. I am not a digital expert, but I love to print out the beautiful tags, journaling spots, etc. here at 2peas and use on projects. These bird tags would be so cute to add the to/from and attach to gifts, or use them to label things in your scrapbook room (baskets, jars).



Thanks for taking a peek inside my bucket!! I would love to see what you are eyeing this summer, too.

Have a great weekend!!

Rhonda Bonifay

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Weekly Challenge: Stacking Your Title

Happy Friday, Peas!  This is Tia and I'm posting this morning to introduce the weekly challenge that started today, found here:  Universal.

The challenge is a fun, simple one, really...to break up a one-word title and stack the word in a three-tier column!  I first saw this idea years ago by the fabulous Mary Grace right here at Two Peas, and have loved this title treatment ever since.

I'd love for you to join in on the challenge!!  Here is my page:

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Finally Friday - Always a Friend

Good morning, all!

When I got the KI Memories Friendship papers a while ago, I knew the pattern with strips of flowers, words, and dots would make a great card. Plus, it had glitter, and not the kind that spread everywhere. It's printed on the paper and mess-free. So I cut apart the strips and this is what I created. :)

I also used some chipboard letters from Maya Road to create the focal point of the card. And the chalk inks I mention in the video are found here.

Anyhow, enjoy! You can catch the video below, or over at YouTube. Thanks for watching!

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product spotlight: fiskars butterfly punch

hi, peas!  brooke here.  and i'm here to do a product spotlight on one of my very favorite tools -- the fiskars butterfly punch.  oh, how i love this punch!  just when i think i'm growing tired of it, i pull it out and it saves the day.  or page.  whatever.  here she is in all her beauty...


pretty, huh?  like i said, i've used it on so many layouts.  here's one of my favorites.  i used a circle punch and adhered the punched butterfly to that, and then sewed right through it.

 
 
 

check out the awesome mobile mlepea made with the trusty butterfly punch.  SO awesome! 


 

and want to see a super cute card with an embellished punched butterfly?  okay!  made by miss stacey kingman.

 
 

now, after all of that, you must be convinced, right?  this is such a great punch.  add one to your cart.  whatcha waiting for?! 

thanks for reading! 

- brooke

 

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Community Contest Winner!

The randomly selected winner of our most recent community contest is MrsCarroll51907. Here's a look at her Father's Day card entry along with the comments that she made:

Two father's day cards that I made with the two little kids that I babysit. The right is the little girls with dark blue paper with a hot green, pink and orange tie and the little boys is on the left that is light blue and green plaid with a dark green tie. I assembled them and did the cutting and using the brads but they picked out the papers glued some spots and will write a message on the back. I decided to use a little piece of paper on the back instead of making it a folding type card. Something different. :) I love the colors that they picked out. I let them pick what ever they want. They are 2 almost 3 :)

Congratulations, Mrs. Carroll and a special thanks to all those who participated!

Erica & Joy

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Community Challenge: Father's Day Cards

Happy Tuesday, everyone! Joy and Erica here with a community challenge for you all

With Father's Day fast approaching, we thought it would be a good time to challenge you to create a card in honor of your father, grandfather, husband or special father figure in your life. We were both on the same wavelegth colorwise when creating our cards using a typical masculine color combo of brown and blue. Joy's traditional paper card:

And Erica's digital card:

 

OR, get your kids involved like Joy did on this adorable card:

So, get busy creating a card for a special dad in your life and upload it to the gallery for a chance at winning today's contest! You have until midnight CST to upload but be sure to check the community challenge checkbox to enter. The winner will be announced tomorrow - can't wait to see your entries!

 

Joy & Erica

 

 

 


 

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Photography Challenge Discussion! Backlighting, Sunbursts and Lens Flare!

Good Morning!

This weeks Photography Challenge is 'Backlighting, Sunbursts and Lens Flare'.  I loooove using the sun to work with my photos lately, it can be so beautiful!  I love the warmth a photo can have with the sun in the background, especially that warm, low, evening sun. 

 

In the photo above, I focused closely on the ball.  Allowing the bright sunshine to make a 'haze' over all of the unfocused background.  I love the look of backlighting!  I used my 50mm 1.4 lens, with the aperture set to 1.8... which nicely blurred the background, along with the bright backlighting!

In this one above, I used composition.. I placed myself, so the sun was behind the old fender of the car.

Here is an example of how sun can have its advantages for use in portraits as well!  My little model there was totally into posing for the camera!  Her idea to get in there with the car! heeee!

There are many ways to artistically use composition and sun flare to enhance a photo!  Picture a couple facing each other, and a bright rays of sunshine peeking through between them!  So many possibilities!  I challenge you to take your camera and face the sun!  Use it, play with it.. compose photos differently.. play around!  Capture those rays!

Feel free to discuss the challenge here!

Can't wait to see what you come up with!

Jen Johner :)

 

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Orgainzation Tip: Jars

This is Lisa Brown writing about one of my favorite ways to get a handle on organizing my scrapbook supplies.  When I am scrapbooking I like to have all of my supplies visible otherwise I forget what I have and end up not using a lot of my stuff.  My solution is to use a lot of clear jars to organize my space so that I have easy access to everything.  Some embellishments I sort by type, but others (like ribbons and buttons) I sort by color. I've collected my jars from all sorts of places, from a set of spice jars on a sale rack to canning jars at a yard sale.  It's a great organization system for me. 

 

 

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Sketch it Out!

Good Morning, Peas! 
Rebecca Trump here to bring you a fun Sketch It Out on this Saturday morning. 

First:  The Sketch

On the bottom of the sketch I made a few notes as to what I wanted to include on my layout.

  • 1 photo (smaller size)
  • 1 stamp or journaling block (the scallopped edge rectangle)
  • 1 or 2 Sticker strips
  • 1 3-dimensional embellishment (the heart)

And now the layout:

I love to use pattern paper on simple layouts like this one.  To me, it adds some flair, and lets the simple design and single photo stand out a bit more!  On this layout, I used a Fontwerks stamp for the decorative square next to the photo, Hero arts stamp for the sentiment, and an American Crafts chipboard heart that I adhered to a circle and put a pop dot under it for added dimension.

Thanks for checking out this sketch!

Have a great weekend!

 

 

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9pm June 5th Online Crop Challenge

 

 

 

It’s me, Margie, with the 3rd challenge of the evening!  The Challenge is to create a set of coordinating tags.  (A set of tags, meaning 3 or more complimentary tags) It could be that they are all are in the same color scheme. They could all be birthday tags. They could be holiday tags. They just have to fit together as a set in any way you choose. I want you to think very freely with this challenge.

My tags are all part of the same color scheme. I used acrylic paint on them. Some of the edges are sanded a bit. I find that tags give me a lot of freedom to play. I had nothing in mind when creating them, other than to use colors and paints that I love.

Have fun playing!

The challenge is open through tomorrow.  All participants will be entered to win a fabulous prize.  Winner randomly chosen after challenge ends.  **PLEASE CHECK THE CHALLENGE BOX WHEN UPLOADING TO THE GALLERY TO BE ENTERED IN THIS CHALLENGE** Thank you. :)

 

 

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8pm June 5th Online Crop Challenge

 

Hi, Shannon here with your second challenge tonight!  The Challenge is to document the milestones your family/children are achieving right now.  A little peek into exactly what is happening right now....learning to ride a bike, leaving for college, starting a first job, getting a tooth, losing a tooth, getting braces.....

That's it, no other restrictions!

The challenge is open through tomorrow.  All participants will be entered to win a fabulous prize.  Winner randomly chosen after challenge ends.

Thanks for playing!!

 

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7 pm June 5th Online Crop Challenge!!

Here is your first challenge for the night!!  I'm going to make it fairly easy *I hope* to get you warmed up.

The details: 

1. Your page can be DIGITAL OR PAPER- we welcome both at TwoPeas! :)

2. You  are only allowed to use 1 single photo on your page.

3. The page must have a somewhat summery feel to it- colors, theme, whatever, but no winter/fall pages :)  Let's celebrate the SUN! :)

4, You must use some kind of border on your page- around your photo, the edges of the page, anywhere!

 

Here is my layout for ideas and to get you started: 

Don't forget to check the challenge box when you upload your layout!  Your name will be entered into a draw for a TwoPeas gift certificate!

Have FUN!!

 

Kate Teague

 

 

 

 

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Weekly Challenge: Use LOTS of buttons!

Happy Friday everyone!

A new Weekly Challenge went up today in the Creating Garden and I hope that you will all play along this week!

The Challenge is to use LOTS of buttons on your project!

I had so much fun with this layout. Every circle on this page (except for the largest circles - they are just punched circles) is some sort of button. I used some button stamps (some with just ink and some are embossed), I used dies that cut buttons, I used an embossed button punch, I used real buttons....lots and lots of fun buttons! For some of the die-cut buttons, I didn't punch out the little holes in the middle - it's a fun twist to the others (although a bit hard to see in the scan.) Some are on pop-dots, some sewn down, some with brads...some have ribbon glued behind the holes to add some additional texture.

As your working on your layout or project for the challenge, think of different ways that you could add buttons to it. Try even punching out some circles and then punching small holes in the middle of them to create your own paper buttons. Or, just add a bunch of real buttons to your projects - maybe in a shape or line - or totally random like I did.

Whatever you decide to do...have fun! Use those buttons! :) I can't wait to see your projects! Be sure to click on the 'Weekly Challenge' box when you upload your project to the gallery to be entered into the drawing for a gift certificate to Two Peas!

Have fun creating!

Robyn Werlich

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Finally Friday - The Facts: You're Amazing

Good morning, all!

This week's card started out with the idea of using a dark card base. I've had quite a few questions recently concerning dark card bases and what to do about writing messages inside. It's actually super simple and in the video I talk about three different things to do and show you just one of them.

Anyhow, check out the page in the Designer Garden to see all the supplies used. You can watch the video below, or over at YouTube. And thanks for watching! :)

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Technique Discussion: Masking with Spray Paint

Good morning! Today Im going to demonstrate how I use masking on my pages. Before I start, let me give some quick tips:  masks are sometimes very difficult to get off photos.  When I am placing a mask over a photograph, I try not to stick it down as heavily as i would when masking on paper. Also, for this demonstration, Im using Heidi Swapp's Mega Masks.   They are 12x12 and I personally I find the size a tad difficult to work with. When Im working with these larger masks, I cut them down. I dont think Heidi intended me to use them in the way, but I do none the less. Truth be told, I cut down masks quite a lot to suit my particular needs. In my experience, it really doesnt make a big difference in how they look. In fact, cutting the masks gives me more options in how I want to use them.

Ok. Lets get started. 

Phew! That was a lot of pictures to upload.  Here is the finished page. Hope this was helpful. :)

-Lisa McGarvey

 

 

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Digital Weekly Challenge: element clusters

Hi Peas!

Jan Crowley here and I hope everyone is having a lovely week! We've got a new digital challenge up. Let's try our hands at elements clusters! This is one of the hardest things for me to do, but I still keep trying it. I love the effect and the possibilities are endless! So, rifle through your stash, mix it up a bit and get your elements close and comfy-like. I can't wait to see what you come up with. Don't forget to post your layout in the gallery so we can all leave you some lovin'! :)

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User Inspiration; Simply Amanda

HI! 

kellicrowe here spotlighting: simply amanda.

There are lots of easy accolades to give someone with the user name simply amanda: 

Simply cool.

Simply awesome.

Simply clever.

I'm going to go with simply inspiring...because after looking through her gallery, I want to go and scrapbook.

Exibit A:

I so love this LO because

1) the colors

2) the idea of scrapbooking this

3) the symmetry

4) the heart in place of the V

Exhibit B:

1) Once again, love the symmetry

2) Her font choice is great - it "feels" like it reads

3) Funny.  Dude, I love the funny.

Exhibit C:

1) I love the colors

2) The font size choices

3) Who isn't going to of a list of super powers? It is an excellent snapshot of her son and his opinions/interests/character as well.

Exhibit D

1) It is simple and I am drawn to simple, symmetrical LO's.  (Even though I glob my own LO's up...the ones in the gallery that catch my eye are usually the simple/graphic ones...)

2) I have some comic strips saved and in a box...what am I waiting for?  I mean, I need to spray them with that archival mist stuff and put them on a page!  I love a LO that looks good and kicks me in the hind end at the same time! (gently)

3) One of the things I like about simply Amanda is that her LO's seem very authentic to me.  Like I look a them and feel like I know her a little more.  And I don't know her.  Hmmm, I probably should have asked her if it was ok to post all her stuff here.  SEE, a friend would have asked her first.  Or a polite person.  Anyway, I find that sometimes (with scrapbooking assignments) I  don't have as much authenticity in my pages as I would like.  Wow, I made a paragraph about Amanda all about me.  Well, she is going to need to know some stuff about me if we are going to be friends.  Right?  

Exhibit 14..or E or something like that.

1)I LOOOOVE her book of Lists Of Me.  I going to post some of the pages she has done.  She has lots more in her gallery.

2) I AM STEALING this idea to do with my kiddos in their journals this summer.  I so so love how it is a time capsule of a person's life right here and now.  It is the daily stuff that tells you more about who you are right here and now than a picture from your birthday party. 

Dude, I don't know if my list would be 33 long.  I am highly specialized in like 4 things.  But I love this idea.

She likes TV.  We are totally going to be friends.

And  DVR:)  

Except none of our TV matches up.

Will overlook that and focus on the scrapbooking.  Love the background graphic.

And one more LO as Exhibit 247:

1) Orange.  Hello.  Love it.

2) The shape of the journaling paper.

3) The fun title.

4) The fact she took a picture of this first and then addressed it (I think he is getting something off the counter...). ME TOO - I am always clicking a picture and then saying, "Now don't do that again." 

5) She has boys.  3 of them.  Me TOO!  

So to recap: simply amanda - very inspiring, authentic and fun.  Me...admitted stealer of ideas and coming off a little needy in the friend dept.  

Happy Tuesday!

kellicrowe

 

 

 

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theme discussion: mini's

 Hi there! Happy month of June! 
Jamie here, to discuss this month's theme: mini! The garden girls all had different ways of interpreting this theme, whether it was making cute little mini books or using mini as a theme on their layouts. Here are a few that caught my eye this morning! 

Lisa Brown's simple yet so cute gardening book:

Rhonda's happy little book! Love the shape she used. It's so nice to see what the end result of a mini book, so many times I see the naked books in the shop but wonder how they'd turn out afterwards.. she did an excellent job! 

This is a brilliant mini book idea by Kelli Crowe! love that she made all the passwords for her kids in a handy book like this! 

How cool is this hoop book by Shimelle! So clever! 

Margie's diecut journaling book, so cute and cozy :)

 

Love Jan's white on white book, and the simple template she used to make the rest of her book! That's my kind of mini-booking! 

ANd now on to the cute "MINI" theme layouts! From mini embellishments to mini photos, to mini tasks and mini stamping, these girls' take on the theme are super clever! 

Tracy's cool use of Sassafrass lass! 

Shannon's pretty background of brads:

Jennifer's stamping, love the mix of images with phrases, cute! 

robyn's heart paper!

 

A mini digital from Erica, so sweet! 

Rebecca's mini task layout, love the typing on the patterned paper, so cool! 

And Jen Johner's super cool mini photos! 

If you are inspired by this month's theme and make some "mini" projects, please share them with us in the gallery, we would love to see them! 
Thanks!
 

 

 

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