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From the Archives: Stamp Camp '08

We're digging up archives so that finding the past class events and series that inspire you is easier than ever!  Find these archives and others in either the Free Monthly Classes section or Events section.

Ready to brush up on your stamping techniques?  These past 6 lessons are packed with helpful how-to's that never go out of style (most include video and printable instructions).   They will have you itching to put your supplies to use!  Just click on the images below to begin.

Week 1: Faux metal accents with Kristina Werner:

Week 2:  Masking with Jennifer McGuire

   

Week 3: Using Markers with Robyn Werlich

   

Week 4: Resist Techniques with Jennifer McGuire

Week 5: Kissing Technique with Kristina Werner

Week 5: Spotlighting Technique with Robyn Werlich

   

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From Start to Finish: January in Review

This week I really wanted to play with Ranger's Stickyback Canvas and my Sizzix Steel Rule Dies. I had created this photo collage for this year's January Month in Review layout and it provided the perfect compliment to some fun handmade embellies! 

I started by cutting the white stickyback canvas into 4" squares and painting each with the Ranger Studio Paints. If you want to print off your own color mixing chart (like the one I show in the how to video below), click HERE [rangerink.com]. The Studio Paints are my absolute favorite paints. 

Once each painted square was dry (I sped up the process with a heat gun), I die cut the flowers, leaves and butterfly using the Sizzix Big Shot and Steel Rule Dies. I found that I liked the results better by painting the canvas first, then die cutting. Cleaner edges. I used my fingernail and a craft knife to distress the edges for a more "homemade feel" before adhering to my layout and embellishing with florals/ribbon/buttons. 

Stampin' Up Ink (for stamped sub-title): Peach Parfait 

CHALLENGE: Use paint/ink/etc. to customize your own embellishments on your next layout! 

*This challenge runs from June 29, 2011 - July 6, 2011.* 

Watch video below | From Start to Finish June 29, 2011 (January 2011 in Review) 

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Photography Challenge 6.27.2011-7.3.2011

 

Congrats to klynn2007 the winner of last week's photo challenge "Stacked."  A credit to your Two Peas account will be applied to your account shortly for your next shopping trip here at Two Peas!

Be sure to check out this week's challenge, "Spark" with Garden Girl Shimelle Laine for your chance to win!

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Finally Friday Card & Video: Stellar Birthday

Hi all! 

For this week's Finally Friday card, I wanted to create a more boy-ish birthday card. And October Afternoon's Rocket Age papers and stamp set were perfect! 

Anyhow, enjoy! 

CHALLENGE 
Create a masculine card. Upload your card to the TwoPeas Gallery and select this week's Finally Friday challenge. 

SUPPLIES 
Patterned Paper: Rocket Age 8x8 pad (October Afternoon) 
Stamps: Rocket Age stamp set (October Afternoon)
Ink: Ocean Tide (Papertrey Ink); Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Marker: Sketch marker in BG10 (Copic)
Blue Letter Stickers: Blue & Cream Mini Market stickers (October Afternoon)
Black Letter Stickers: Basics Micro Mono Stickers (BasicGrey)
Black Pen: Multiliner Pen (Copic)

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Weekly Challenge Winner 6.24.2011-6.30.2011

 

Congrats to paulacastells the winner of last week's challenge to be inspired by nature.  A credit to your Two Peas account will be applied to your account shortly for your next shopping trip here at Two Peas!

Be sure to check out this week's "in review" challenge from Lisa:

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From the Archives: DIY Die-Cutting

We're digging up archives so that finding the past class events and series that inspire you is easier than ever!  Find these archives and others in either the Free Monthly Classes section or Events section.

In this 4 week series, Kelly Purkey, Kristina Werner, Nichol Magouirk and Tia Bennett bring you ideas for giving your die-cutting machine a work-out!  There's something for everyone in this series as they cover a range of ideas.  Click on the thumbnails below to be taken to the lesson, and enjoy!

Week One with Kelly Purkey: Creating 3-D Embellishments

   

Week Two with Kristina Werner: Using die-cuts as tools

Week 3 with Nichol Magouirk: Creating Custom Titles/Text with the Silhouette

Week 4 with Tia Bennett: Thinking outside the "paper" box

   

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From Start to Finish:

From Start to Finish: Seattle

For this week's From Start to Finish layout I wanted to focus on a journaling/stamping technique that I briefly touched on in last week's layout/video HERE [twopeasinabucket.com]. 

I love creating a big impact with my journaling by substituting certain words in computer generated (or handwritten) journaling with stamped words and/or phrases. Ali Edwards' stamps are particularly perfect for this technique because her stamp sets are word/phrase focused and most have lots of similarly themed words within each set. 

For today's layout, I chose two stamp sets that are both travel/vacation themed to give me plenty of options for my journaling. 

The easiest way I have found to substitute computer generated words with stamped words is this: 
1. Sit down with your stamp sets you will be using and write out your journaling on a scratch piece of paper, referencing your stamps and trying to implement as many as you can with your own journaling. 

2.Type out journaling in word processing software (be sure to set margins, etc. to fit your paper before starting). Measure each word you are substituting and leave the appropriate amount of space for the stamp(s). 
3. Print journaling on printer paper and carefully lay out clear stamps within journaling to make sure they each fit. Make adjustments if necessary. 
4. Temporarily adhere paper over regular printer paper (hold up to light source to position exactly) and run through printer to add journaling. 
5. Stamp each word within computer generated journaling and adhere to your project! 

Click HERE [twopeasinabucket.com] for another example of this type of journaling using The Observant Traveler Studio AE Stamp Set. 

CHALLENGE: Add words/phrases/images/etc. to your journaling. Can be stamps, stickers, rub-ons, etc. as long as you jazz up your journaling in some way! 

*This challenge runs from June 22, 2011 - June 29, 2011.* 

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Stretch Your Sketch with Jen Gallacher: June Class

Stretch Your Sketch June lesson with Jen Gallacher

 

A new lesson has been added to our free, monthly class Stretch Your Sketch with Jen Gallacher.   This month's sketch was a challenge for Jen, but we encourage you to work through it with her!

Check out this month's lesson, including a video and printable instruction sheet, and all of the class content from the class page here!

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Photography Challenge Winner 6.13.2011-6.19.2011

 

Congrats to paperinbloom the winner of last week's photo challenge "Catchlights."  A credit to your Two Peas account will be applied to your account shortly for your next shopping trip here at Two Peas!

Be sure to check out this week's challenge, "Stacked," with Garden Girl Shannon Tidwell for your chance to win!

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Finally Friday Card & Video: Summer Fun

Finally Friday Card & Video: Summer Fun

Hello all! The weather is getting warmer and it's nearly summer! Yay! For this week's card, I wanted to use bright and fun summer colors. :) 

CHALLENGE 
Create a card with bright colors. Upload your card to the Two Peas Gallery and select this week's Finally Friday challenge. 

SUPPLIES 
Solid Card Stock: Sunshine Mixed Notecards (Hero Arts)* 
Sentiment Stamp: Hometown Summer stmap set (Collage Press)* 
Background Stamp: Flower Pattern Cling stamp (Hero Arts)* 
Ink: VersaMark (Tsukineko)* 
Embossing Powder: Zing Embossing Powder in Clear & White (American Crafts)* 
Flowers: Bright Flowers Puffies (KI Memories)* 
Chipboard Letters: Macaw Thickers (American Crafts)* 
Corner Rounder: Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers)* 

*Available at twopeasinabucket.com 

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Weekly Challenge Winner: 6.17.2011 - 6.23.2011

 

Congrats to tschellhorn the winner of last week's challenge to complete the journaling prompt "I love it when..".  A credit to your Two Peas account will be applied to your account shortly for your next shopping trip here at Two Peas!

Be sure to check out this week's challenge from Stacey to find inspiration from nature!

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From the Archives: Super Sketches with Kelly Purkey

We're digging up archives so that finding the past class events and series that inspire you is easier than ever!  Find these archives and others in either the Free Monthly Classes section or Events section.

In this series, Kelly Purkey gives you 12 month's worth of sketches and layouts with printable instructions and additional samples.  With her clean lines and eye for detail, we think you'll love her pages.  Just click on the thumbnails below to enjoy!

January lesson:

Super Sketches: January   Super Sketches: January Sketch

February lesson:

Super Sketches: February   Super Sketches: February Sketch

March lesson:

Super Sketches: March   Super Sketches: March sketch

April lesson:

Super Sketches: April lesson   Super Sketches: April sketch

May lesson:

Super Sketches: May   Super Sketches: May sketch

June lesson:

Super Sketches: June   Super Sketches: June sketch

July lesson:

Super Sketches: July lesson   Super Sketches: July sketch

August lesson:

Super Sketches: August lesson   Super Sketches: August sketch

September lesson:

Super Sketches: September   Super Sketches: September sketch

October lesson:

Super Sketches: October lesson   Super Sketches: October sketch

November lesson:

Super Sketches: November   Super Sketches: November sketch

December lesson:

Super Sketches: December   Super Sketches: December sketch

If you'd like to see more of Kelly Purkey's style, check out her Fun with Type series as well as her member profile and previous design team work!

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From Start to Finish: Celebrate U

From Start to Finish: Celebrate U

I can't seem to get enough of 2-page layouts here the last few weeks. I wanted to scrapbook a baby shower we had for my sister in law last fall and I had lots of photos to use so this is another photo-heavy layout but I made sure to add lots of handmade touches to "jazz" it up a little. 

I used the Tim Holtz Hearts dies to die cut Stickyback canvas, Dear Lizzy Canvas and felt hearts. I added some stamping and inking to the stickyback canvas hearts for that homemade feel. I added buttons randomly to some of the hearts for dimension. 

A die cut layered title and journaling with stamped words added color and texture without bulk. 

CHALLENGE: Use a heart accent on your next layout. 

*This challenge runs from June 15, 2011 - June 22, 2011.* 

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Photography Challenge Winner 6.6.2011-6.12.2011

 

Congrats to ashmin the winner of last week's photo challenge "Family."  A credit to your Two Peas account will be applied to your account shortly for your next shopping trip here at Two Peas!

Be sure to check out this week's challenge, "Catchlights," with Garden Girl Shimelle Laine for your chance to win!

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Products You Love Every Which Way - June 2011

 

A new lesson has been added to our free, monthly class Products You Love Every Which Way with Shannon Tidwell.  This month's class is all about using ribbons.

Check out this month's lesson, including a video and printable instruction sheet, and all of the class content from the class page here!

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Weekly Challenge Winner 6.3.2011-6.9.2011

 

Congrats to ramsayl, the winner of last week's challenge to use hand-stitching on a layout.  A credit to your Two Peas account will be applied to your account shortly for your next shopping trip here at Two Peas!

Be sure to check out this week's challenge from Margie - it's a journaling prompt. :)

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Finally Friday Card & Video: Paper Pieced Masking

Finally Friday

Hi all! 

The idea for this week's cards started with my desire to create a single-layer card--the easiest cards to send through the mail. I also wanted to use a few stamp sets that I acquired recently but hadn't had a chance to use. 

While I was brainstorming ideas on how to create a single-layer card with all these different stamps, I thought about creating a pattern with pieces of masking paper. This is what I came up with. It's a bit time consuming, but I LOVE the look. :) 

CHALLENGE 
Create a card with masking. Upload your card to the TwoPeas Gallery and select this week's Finally Friday challenge. 

Enjoy! 

SUPPLIES 
Solid Card Stock: Kraft (Stampin' Up! - also available from Bazzill) 
Masking Paper: Stamping Mask Paper (Inkadinkado)* 
Sentiment Stamp: So Much Love stamp (Penny Black)* 
Doilies Stamp: Stella & Rose Gertie Girly stamp set (My Mind's Eye)* 
Graph Stamp: Graph Ledger stamp (Hero Arts)* 
Branch Stamp: Birch Branch Print stamp (Memory Box)* 
Dots Stamp: Dot Pattern stamp (Inkadinkado) 
Ink: Fluid Chalk Ink in Chestnut Roan (Colorbox)* 
Corner Rounder: Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers)* 
Miscellaneous: Glossy Accents (Ranger)* 

*Available at twopeasinabucket.com 

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From Start to Finish: Kindergarten Title Page, etc.

This week's layout coordinates with THIS [twopeasinabucket.com] layout I did a couple of weeks ago. It's the remaining 2 Kindergarten pages for my oldest son's school album. I used many of the same papers as I did for the previous layout to have some continuity among all the pages for his Kindergarten year. 

I incorporated lots of stamping to make it easy to replicate the design, if I choose, for the following school years. I love that I don't have to worry about running out of letter/number stickers when using stamps. The options are endless and you can stamp them in any color! 

I used my son's school photo on the title page. I prefer the smaller size photo instead of the traditional 8x10 photo for the title pages. 

For the ending Kindergarten page I used lots of small pieces of some of my favorite memorabilia from his first year in school. I added lots of little bits of stickers, punched shapes and more to really add a little "something" to the memorabilia heavy page. 

CHALLENGE: Use primary colors on a layout. 

*This challenge runs from June 8, 2011 - June 15, 2011.* 

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Photography Challenge Winner: 5.30.2011-6.5.2011

 

Congrats to giugizu the winner of last week's photo challenge "Polar Opposites."  A credit to your Two Peas account will be applied to your account shortly for your next shopping trip here at Two Peas!

Be sure to check out this week's challenge, "Family" from Garden Girl Stacey Sattler for your chance to win!

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Weekly Challenge Winner 5.27.2011-6.3.2011

 

Congrats to melmom98, the winner of last week's challenge to use hand-stitching on a layout.  A credit to your Two Peas account will be applied to your account shortly for your next shopping trip here at Two Peas!

Be sure to check out this week's challenge from Caroline to scraplift!

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Finally Friday Video & Card: I {Heart} You

For this week's Finally Friday card, I started out with the large gray and white dot patterned paper from Echo Park's Metropolitan Dots & Stripes 6x6 pad. I thought it would be fun to separate the sentiment of the card between the large dots. "I {Heart} U" seemed like the perfect way to do it. :) 

Even though I wasn't meaning to create a Valentine-y looking card, it sort of came out that way. Oh, well! It's a love card. :) 

CHALLENGE 
Create a card using patterned paper. Upload your card to the TwoPeas Gallery and select this week's Finally Friday challenge. 

Enjoy! 

SUPPLIES 
Solid Card Stock: Basic Black and Real Red (Stampin' Up!) 
Patterned Paper: Metropolitan Dots & Stripes 6x6 paper pad (Echo Park)* 
Tags: Love Bits (American Crafts)* 
Letter Stickers: Basics Kraft Micro Monos (BasicGrey)* 
Edge Punch: Apron Lace Edge Punch (Fiskars)* 
Heart Punch: Three Heart Punch (Stampin' Up!) 
White Pen: Signo Broad (Uni-Ball)* 
Black Pen: Multiliner Pen (Copic)* 
Miscellaneous: Glossy Accents (Ranger)* 

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Scrapbook Stamping with Nichol Magouirk: June class

 

A new lesson has been added to our free, monthly class Scrapbook Stamping with Nichol Magouirk.  This month's class is all about coloring images.

Check out this month's lesson, including a video and printable instruction sheet, and all of the class content from the class page here!

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4x6 Photo Love with Shimelle: May Class

 

A new lesson has been added to our free, monthly class 4x6 Photo Love with Shimelle Laine.  Each month another photo is added; this month 4 photos are used in the design.

Check out this month's lesson, including a video and printable instruction sheet, and all of the class content from the class page here!

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From Start to Finish: His & Hers

I've been getting lots of requests for 2-page layout examples so I thought I'd share another one this week! 

This week's layout features 9 photos on a 2-page spread from my sister-in-law's bridal shower last summer. I chose lots of purple for my page (mainly because that is my SIL's favorite color) from Pebbles, KI Memories and MME. I added touches of pink, orange and red in the punched butterflies, small borders and die cut flower border design to add interest. White stamping on vellum adds a soft layered touch. 

One of my favorite things to do I punch circles from background papers, then punch a smaller circle to "frame" inside the larger one. It helps break up a background plus adds a great spot for embellishments. 

For my title, I die cut the design from both patterned papers and vellum, layering the patterned paper over the vellum after toning down the intensity of the patt. papers with Mister Huey mist. 

CHALLENGE: Use mists or inks on your next layout. 

*This challenge runs from June 1, 2011 - June 8, 2011.* 

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Photography Challenge Winner 5.23.2011-5.29.2011

We apologize for the delay in getting our photo challenge up!  Thanks for your patience with us. :)

 

Congrats to scrap-anne, the winner of last week's photo challenge "The Elements."  A credit to your Two Peas account will be applied to your account shortly for your next shopping trip here at Two Peas!

Be sure to check out this week's challenge, "Polar Opposites" from Garden Girl Margie Scherschligt for your chance to win!

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