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Jamie Sorenson

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Questions? Thoughts? Spill 'em!

Hi Peas!  Hope you're having a good week and have a weekend ahead of you that allows a little crafty time for yourself.  

So I'm asking for your help.  I'd love to know if there are questions you have as you navigate the site, thoughts on what you'd like to see posted on our Two Peas blogs, and if there's anything in Classes & Events that you'd like to see for next year.  I know - I'm full of questions today! :)  I'll be checking here on this post for comments in the next week and making notes for myself.  If there's a comment you see and agree, let me know as that helps me gauge how much of something is in demand. :)  Thanks guys - you are the best!

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originalblondi said...

Please please please keep Shimelle and Nichol's videos :) I would actually love to see Shimelle's ones go weekly as well! Maybe bring Kristinas Picks videos back weekly? Can you tell I love watching 2peas videos? hehe

8/26/2011 3:48:04 PM

stillson7 said...

i agree......more videos :) love, love , love them!

8/27/2011 8:47:18 AM

butterfly247 said...

more of shimelle and nichol's videos! more on cards..

8/27/2011 9:21:24 AM

~3girls&aguy~ said...

YES, please keep Nichol's videos.....I look forward to them each and every week. AND Shimelle! You got a keeper in those two.

8/27/2011 9:21:25 AM

LindyR said...

Another great big video lover here! I've been scrapping for 12 years and I have learned more in the last year from all the awesome two peas videos. PLEASE keep 'em coming!

8/27/2011 9:26:04 AM

mamastew said...

YES, please keep Nichol's videos.....

8/27/2011 9:31:05 AM

scrapperdipper said...

I absolutely love all of the 2peas videos/teachers, but Nichol is just simply amazing. What I love about her videos is she gives us a glimpse into her thought process for choosing photos, paper, embellies, stamps, etc. I absolutely adore her work, but I really value her design process. You just can't get that from a pdf. Keep 'em coming.

8/27/2011 9:31:55 AM

tewzers2 said...

Most definitely Nichol's videos!!!

8/27/2011 9:34:30 AM

ScrapRn said...

Nichol, Nichol and more Nichol videos. Love the videos.

8/27/2011 9:43:14 AM

FullSimpleLife said...

I love the videos too! With no LSS I can't get classes here. These videos are great and actually what drew me into the the two peas site!

8/27/2011 9:48:07 AM

Inkerbelle said...

I too have an addiction to Nicol's, Jen's, Kristina's and warehouse walk videos that you do and would like to see them continue and perhaps add more! The Thinking Inking series that Jennifer did was also very good.

8/27/2011 9:50:36 AM

cant_stop_the_beat said...

I would also like to Kristina's Picks more regularly again. And Nichol and Shimelle!
Love participating the event/class challenges, but I can't think of a class topic off the top of my head - the ones you guys come up with are always great!

8/27/2011 10:25:01 AM

cdnscrapper said...

More of Nichol, Jen and Shimelle's videos, and open to videos showing how to use new products in technique videos (i.e. Distress Stain). I would love to see Kristina's Picks back weekly as well.

8/27/2011 10:56:48 AM

BrooklynsMama said...

Please continue Nichol Magouirk's videos! I love them.

8/27/2011 10:56:55 AM

Michelle K said...

I also am a huge fan of the videos...both product videos which show a close up of new products & collections, and of technique videos. I've learned so many great techniques from Nichol's videos and have become obsessed with stamping on my layouts - which I have NEVER done before. I also like Jen's videos, for layout ideas. Would love to see Nichol's videos more often.

8/27/2011 11:01:14 AM

Longtimelurker said...

Since Kristina Werner stepped down :( we need a new card person. Maybe a class on different paper crafts to use up our stash that we have (so we can order more from 2peas). Maybe some motivational classes like Shimelles person classes or Ali Edwards type classes. That seems to be the trend right now. Overall just lots and lots of videos :D

8/27/2011 11:03:22 AM

Miss Kathy said...

Love Shimelle's, Nichol's, Jen's videos, Kristina's picks, what's new in the warehouse, basically everything you have right now! Would hate to lose any of this. The stamping series is good too. Maybe add a mini album video each month, a December Daily kind of post, Allison Davis sketch video, new ways to use products.

8/27/2011 11:12:56 AM

sandyr1 said...

I adore Nichol's videos. I have saved everyone of her layouts and I love her style. She also is very informative and inspires me.

Sandy Rahlfs

8/27/2011 11:56:23 AM

ncstamper said...

The videos are my favorite. Nicole's weekly videos and Shimelle's sketch videos are my favorite.

8/27/2011 12:23:31 PM

scrappycass said...

Keep Nichol's and Shimelle's videos coming. I really enjoy them and love the weekly videos as well. I'd like to see more stamping as well on scrapbook pages....

8/27/2011 12:31:24 PM

pennyscraps said...


8/27/2011 1:09:51 PM

Mishasmom said...

Nichol videos and lots of them! Alison Davis would be great also!

8/27/2011 1:24:20 PM

~Elena said...

Hi Jamie and thanks for asking for our thoughts! I watch the 2Peas weekly and monthly video's ALL the time, sometimes more than once. My two favorites right now are Nichol's and would be so sad if you eliminated her weekly video, From Start to Finish, or her monthly scrapping with stamps class. I LOVE both of them and especially love being able to watch a new video once a week, rather than just once a month. I like making cards too and always check those out. Thanks!

8/27/2011 1:28:12 PM

wrholley said...

Agree with everyone about the videos- I've learned so much from them. Sometimes I see new product in your weekly warehouse walk but am too intimidated to try it. A video on using new products would be nice!

8/27/2011 2:11:36 PM

mebarnet said...

Love the videos and would love to see Allison Davis here as well!

8/27/2011 2:13:30 PM

scrapitgal said...

I love the videos and the stampin' technique or ink classes or whatever they were called that Jennifer McGuire did. Love Nichol's from start to finish and stampin'& scrappin series videos too!

8/27/2011 2:23:12 PM

naby64 said...

Please keep Nichol and if she doesn't want to continue PLEASE BEG HER TO STAY AND MAKE MORE. Also I would love to see more cards in the making. Nichol would be at the head of this class for this one also!

8/27/2011 2:50:24 PM

paperpilekitten said...

I miss Finally Friday with Kristina Werner. It would be great to have another weekly card video/challenge. :)
I also love the weekly warehouse videos and the product videos. And the events and the classes. And the challenges. Two Peas are the greatest! Just continue the amazing work!

8/27/2011 2:54:51 PM

Maur said...

love Nichol's videos, look forward to them every week, and I'll add to wanting Allison Davis, would be great if she'd do a video class!

8/27/2011 3:02:47 PM

bobyn said...

LOVE Nichol's start to finish and stamping. I have learned so much (and shopped too much!) with these videos. Please keep them coming!

8/27/2011 3:13:44 PM

bshocker said...

Love everything on 2 Peas. Could you feature a video on making an acrylic album. Having problems with selecting items that display well on front and back.

8/27/2011 3:37:24 PM

verym said...

Yes, more videos, classes and series. Really loving start ot finish. I would also love to use the free shipping coupon TOWARDS Canadian shipping, as that shipping is quite steep.

8/27/2011 3:51:43 PM

mrsk2004 said...

Videos are awesome, love Nichol's! Thanks for asking for our input.

8/27/2011 4:47:30 PM

Characterfan said...

I'd love to see Nichol's Start to Finish series continue and maybe cards, or a mix of the two.
Maybe a budget class..stretching your supplies or making the most of them

8/27/2011 5:05:46 PM

Elizabeth*S* said...

PLEASE keep the videos! My favorites are Jen, Nichol, Shannon, Shimelle...I think that's ALL OF THEM!

8/27/2011 5:11:28 PM

chibbert said...

Can't get enough Nichol!!!!

8/27/2011 5:40:40 PM

~Jasmine~ said...

Me tooo, I love videos.. Love all the videos, the classes and also the product videos.. Soo pleeasee keep them around and maybe more... =) heehee...

8/27/2011 6:08:44 PM

lumos said...

I would love to see Nichol Magouirk's stamping & scrapping series continue.

I'd also love card classes by Jennifer McGuire. Stamping and scrapbooking with Jennifer would be great, too.

All of the Two Peas videos are wonderful, so the more the better!

8/27/2011 6:46:48 PM

cant_stop_the_beat said...

Keep up the Hot Products/Warehouse Walk videos! I look forward to them every week! Although there does seem to be a lot of overlap in the products highlighted in the two. Showing different products lets us see more of the awesome stuff you carry :)

8/27/2011 7:26:08 PM

camanddanismom said...

Please keep Nichol's start to finish series, and if possible her stamping class. I also love Shimelle's 4x6 love class...These videos have truly changed the way I scrap (and resulted in much shopping!!).

Another class that would be really helpful would be a cricut class. I have enjoyed Nichol's past class about using a die cut machine, but she uses a Silhouette which has made me want one, but I have an Expression. It would be great to have a class to maximize its productivity (preferably w/o add on tools).

I am also a huge fan of Two Peas events and participate as often as I can. I loved the recent Summer event and always enjoy NSBD, CHA and online crops. I hope to be able to do some of the currect Design School.

Thanks for asking!!

8/27/2011 7:33:15 PM

C Chace said...

I love the videos too! You couldn't produce too many for me.

I would love to see more sketch to layout classes. Some create your own embellishment classes and design principal classes.

8/27/2011 8:00:30 PM

thekatsmeow said...

I'd LOVE to see even more videos. They are fabulous and I learn more by watching them than reading an entire book on scrapbooking! I've always liked Nichol's videos but recently have started watching Shimelle's and they are fabulous. I love their different styles. I'd love to see even more people doing videos on a regular basis. More stamping videos would be great also. Sorry so long but you asked! LOL

8/27/2011 10:11:18 PM

A. Neumann said...

i definately want to see more of nichols videos and any other classes she does! i love her style. i also would love to have more two peas crops. now that ive figured out the time differance i would like to participate more. one more thing i would love more than anything is to bring back the slideshow feature to the gallery like it used to be. i miss that so! much

8/27/2011 10:19:09 PM

Judy Praia said...

More videos please! Especially Shimelle´s, Nichol´s, and Jennifer McGuire´s. I appreciate the longer videos with lengthy explanations of why and how they make the design decisions that they do - not just technique.

8/27/2011 10:55:49 PM

argirl08 said...

I would like to see more crops as well....i don't have a lss or even one close enough to attend crops so this is the only way I can participate!

8/28/2011 5:18:38 AM

McCoko said...

Love Nichol's Start to Finish video series and scrapbook Stamping class. I would like to see a pdf with the videos as well. I would also like to see a photography class that uses the more affordable point and shoot camera.

8/28/2011 7:11:35 AM

LonR said...

I miss Kristina's picks, too. :(

8/28/2011 10:24:28 AM said...

-I agree with the comments about keeping the videos...all of them. The 4 monthly videos touch on different aspects yet compliment each other...they are spaced out nicely...and the weekly Nichol video is a bonus...overall I think 2Ps is very generous with the free classes.
-How about a digital class series for beginners?
-I would like to see more detailed product information. I often go to other sites to see a more detailed description. Also links to the manufacturers website for a "how to video" on a die cut machine or new product would be great.
-How about doing class series that are topic driven and themed? such as: friendship, children, travel
-I had a bit of trouble navigating through this past weeks daily lessons....probably just computer illiterate me...but it would be nice to have a link at the end of Day 1 for Day 2, Day 3 etc
I think I yakked all are great and I love making this my one stop for ideas, lessons and supplies.

8/28/2011 11:27:19 AM

Skysnaina said...

Please keep Nichol's videos ongoing. I look forward to them each week. I can't get enough of them. In fact you can add more of them. I have learned so much from her. A huge thanks goes to Two Peas for offering us these free videos and classes. Ya'll are amazing!!! I also love the other classes as well.

8/28/2011 12:30:55 PM

ellceepea said...

I love the videos by Nichol. Please keep them going! Would love to see more! I learn alot about technique from watching how they put together a LO! Also, more videos on cards. Thanks for asking for our opinions!

8/28/2011 12:46:55 PM

johnnysmom99 said...

I just found the video's..would love some kinda of design video class..weekly or something like that.

8/28/2011 4:09:55 PM

Monica B said...

I'm gonna be completely honest here! I know Nichol has drawn quite a following & that people love her videos, but I'm just not inspired by them. First, her layout designs look VERY similar every week. Second, I don't need a video of somebody showing me how they cut & glue down the stuff.

One thing I love about Two peas is you guys mix things up every year. So I'd love to see something new in place of Nichol's video. How about a "make-n-take" with a PDF of instructions. Or a member scraplift every week where a GG selects a Pea to lift & showcases both layouts. Or another Kristina's picks type of thing, showing how you can combine products from different manufacturers.

Along those same lines, I'd love to see a new batch of classes. I LOVE the free classes here! And, again, it's nice when they change every year. Maybe a class that focuses on different color combos to use on projects. Or one about the latest trends and ways you can use them. Or I'd love to see another mini album/altered project class. How about a "life lists" topic where every month you create a layout based on a different list. Just some ideas!

Oh, I LOVE the Warehouse Walk videos! Keep 'em coming! It's fun to be able to get up-close views of what's new. And a good way to know what's new if you aren't able to keep up with the store.

okay, now for technical stuff:
-"Top Projects" in the gallery aren't in fact the top projects & haven't been for months
-Can you exclude classes & 2Peas events from appearing in the "Top Projects"? It would be nice to see stuff by normal Peas!
-Pinterest! Please make it possible to pin images in the gallery to Pinterest!
-In the upload process in the gallery, in the step of adding challenges, the links don't work. So if I want to know what the challenge is about, I click it but it takes me to the Two Peas main page, not the challenge page.
-Badges: it would still be awesome if we could pick which badge we want to show up on our posts!

okay, that's enough. Sorry I gave you an earful!

8/28/2011 5:02:31 PM

EAugustin14 said...

How about having a guest Pea.. one of us reg. peeps who otherwise wouldn't get a chance to be showcased? That would be nice.

8/28/2011 5:24:59 PM

Brenzer said...

more shimelle please!!! I get excited when I see her new videos, she is so lovely and a great tutor, very clear and creative xx

8/28/2011 5:30:16 PM

Brenzer said...

would love to see more videos on using raw products, like paints, pens, ribbons mix media, scrap booking with an arty twist!!!

8/28/2011 5:32:01 PM

Monica B said...

great idea, Ellie! I second Ellie's idea of a guest Pea!

8/28/2011 5:49:31 PM

ruth.bonser said...

i love the 4x6 love, it is so great. i generally love 4x6 2 page layouts, could you do another class with one of these two things?
Also it would be awesome to have a monthly class on using collections to make several 2 page layouts. (E.g Taking one companies collection pack and making 3x2page layouts from that collection, and change companies each month). Something like the super sketch club layouts, but using a manufacturers kit for it, maybe handcutting some embellies since most collection packs do not have a lot of embellies.

8/28/2011 7:45:31 PM

ruth.bonser said...

oh and i would LOVELOVELOVELOVELOVE!!! a one off "how to make a whole coordinated 12x12 album" thing. Just over a week or so and get all the garden girls to contribute ideas or whatever, but a LSS around here does these 4 hour whip up an album using cardstock and a single range of cardstock (eg olivia BG paper and embellies and make a girly album, 20 pages using cardstock bases and about 20 sheets of PP and a few packages of embellies throughout)

8/28/2011 7:53:05 PM

Steph725 said...

More online crops please!

8/28/2011 8:01:36 PM

ruth.bonser said...

i know i just said two long things, but reading everyone else comments i wanted to add one more quick one.
allison davis would be an amazing addition, and weekly or monthly sketch classes with her would be so awesome.
one a technical side, is there any way that the amazingly awesome videos could be made downloadable? i know that youtube has some option with that, but i am not sure how available it is. i would love to watch every single one, but sometimes slow internet speeds can make it harder, if i could download them, that would be really helpful.

8/28/2011 8:02:03 PM

JRipp said...

I too miss Finally Friday with Kristina Werner- would love to see another weekly card video. Would also like to see Kristina's picks come back regularly as well. Love videos in general!

8/28/2011 8:04:59 PM

izzy b said...

I miss Finally Friday too. I loved seeing the card ideas and I loved Kristina's style.

I would love to have the "most bookmarked" feature working again. I used to use that all the time to see what was latest and greatest in the gallery. I really do miss that and hope the techie folks at 2peas can get that working again.

I love the idea of showcasing a Pea or lifting a Pea. There is some crazy mad talent here that gets overlooked especially with the most bookmarked feature not working.

Jamie, you do a terrific job sounding out the Peas. Thank you for all you do. You make us feel appreciated and listened too. We love that 2peas cares. :-)

8/28/2011 9:32:04 PM

Pottle said...

I love the hot product videos. I think Kitty is so funny. I also love the warehouse walks.

I love the monthly class videos. I think maybe an art journaling class, a Silhouette class, a 4 x 6 class with all two pagers, artsy techniques class, a journaling driven class, or another celebrate the seasons type class. I just love to watch videos.

I like the idea of Ellie's to feature a regular pea a week. I also have liked that some of this year's events have had a praise badge too, because I think we can never have too much praise in the gallery.

I would like to bring back the weekly challenge badge with counter for each year. I love checking the challenge each Friday.

I think the past digi classes here are so helpful and informative. I rematch them when I need help.

I love the special events like crops, cha social, the back to school events, etc.

I love that you guys support & make badges for the stamp events put on by the stamping board regulars.

I wish the show all button worked on member galleries and challenge submissions. On my browser (safari or firefox), it just reloads the first page.

I love two peas!

8/28/2011 9:46:14 PM said...

I also love all the videos and check all the time to see if there is anything new. Kristinas Picks and also great.

8/28/2011 11:29:09 PM

DaphneWR said...

As lots of you said before: more Shimelle please! Can't get enough of her videos, sketches, classes, explanations. Love her style, especially that she is mostly using just one or two pictures on her LOs.
Sketch challenges in general would be fine.
I still get lost in the posts over here at 2peas, but that's perhaps just me. Never find the posts where winner are announced.
In general: love videos more than PDFs, but they are a great addition to the videos!
Not a fan of too much stamping, but love a bit of stamping on layouts.
More layout classes without kids please, for example flowers, plants, landscape, friends, partners, pets, ... because those people without children do scrap as well!
Online crops are perfect to meet new people (and if it is just online), please can we have more of them.
What about real chats and not the one with writing comments on a post?
And please keep thinking of the european people with chat times - we really appreciate that!

Daphne xxx

8/29/2011 2:31:45 AM

funkipickle said...

I too love the videos and the classes esp Shimelle's. Would love to be able to see which of posts in the galleries have been entered into challenges-perhaps a button next to the photos? Like another user, I have had issues with seeing the challenges from the links included, when you upload projects.

Would also love to have an app for my phone so I can see the pages on the move and do some purchases. Sometimes I don't want to hook the laptop in my very small craft room and would be great to have an app with the layouts, classes etc on. Trying to use the web pages on a phone has been a bit haphazard, with not being able to log in properly etc.

Would also be fab if Two Peas had a European branch....the customs charges can be a killer. :)
All in all though, I love Two Peas. Nice to see so much enthusiasm, encouragement and friendliness in one place :)

8/29/2011 5:09:53 AM

cbee said...

I like special "shipping" too. This is definitely a good marketing incentive tool, esp. for me. There is just something psychological about shipping costs that keep me conservative about ordering more than once or twice a year. I know I'm weird. Thanks for asking.

8/29/2011 10:40:23 AM

lisapalumbo17 said...

I am in agreement with the love for the videos! I know they must be a lot of work for the Garden Girls, but they are a favourite of mine! I am a visual learner - you can tell me tell me tell me what to do, but until I see things in action it doesn't really sink in! Watching the girls thought processes as they complete layouts and cards has really helped me to see my own layouts in a different light. I would LOVE to see more WEEKLY videos, (greedy, I know) but definitely love the ones you have going right now!

8/29/2011 11:22:34 AM

tracemar said...

More Kristina's Picks please.

8/29/2011 11:40:10 AM

mm786 said...

I love the videos that shows us a layout and/or card being created. I recently discovered Shimelle's via one of her "4x6PhotoLove" videos on your site. I spent more time than I should have on her blog viewing all her videos. Please keep them coming.

8/29/2011 3:24:39 PM

GingerLJ said...

Would LOVE a 2peas shop in England. ;-)

8/29/2011 4:31:24 PM

SylviaBlum said...

I did not read through all the comments before - my appologies if I'm saying something that was mentioned before!

I LOVE 2peas videos (so I hope you'll keep them)

What I would LOVE to see here on your blog are card sketches (maybe combined with a challenge?) - I **love** cardmaking and I **love** sketches!

An incredible event is the actual 'design school' weeks! What a great idea and wonderful opportunity to learn from the pros (you!)! Thanks so much for this!

I would appreciate it if there would be something similar with a focus on techniques in future (not sure this is possible at all ... just a suggestion)

thanks for asking and taking the time to read through all the comments and suggestions!!!


8/30/2011 12:54:03 AM

johanna-r said...

I would love to see more sketches - a library perhaps, to go find new sketches. I love Shimelle's videos as well.

I really liked the videos Jaime did during the two previous CHAs, with dedicated videos for each line, close ups of all the product, etc. Even with the awesome Warehouse Walks, it is SO great to see up close and personal all the goodies.

8/30/2011 1:28:49 AM

pinnochio said...

I love the video's showing scrapbook pages and cards being created. They are simply awesome. They have introduced me to many things and purchases. I also love the warehouse walks with Jamie and Kitty; also Kristina's picks when she has them. Seeing the product up close is so valueable. You all have an excellcent site here! :)

8/30/2011 10:36:27 AM

kai399-scrap said...

Love, love, LOVE all the videos! Especially love hearing the processes for product and design choices for each layout. Please bring back Kristina's picks and maybe have more than one video a week for each designer? :)
Also how about a regular weekly video on scrap room tours/organizing your scrap room? I'm sure the organizing-challenged among your followers, like me, would love that :)
other suggestions: silhouette classes, design thought process from sketch to completed layout classes, everything christmas classes :)
That's it for now, thanks!

9/19/2011 3:11:29 AM

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