Wednesday, August 22, 2012

august gardeners’ digest {two peas blog hop}…


Good morning! Welcome to August’s edition of the Gardner’s Digest, a monthly update from the Garden Girls, the design team at Two Peas in a Bucket.

If you’re following along from the beginning, you should have just arrived from Becky’s blog …if you’re just joining us, welcome – either way – enjoy the hop!!


Here’s a look at one of my layouts that went up in the garden recently.  One of our garden themes this month was “school.”  Instead of creating a “back-to-school” layout (which was my first inclination), I decided to create a layout with the photos Brad took at my high school reunion last summer.


You can see more details, including links to the products I used by clicking HERE!




Ever since the day I first saw one of Jana Eubank’s layouts, I was smitten. 

Then I saw her amazing creative space and I was jealous.

Then I decided to just be happy for her instead of jealous…and I went right back to being smitten!

Here’s a teensy sampling of her amazing work:

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Jana has such a cute, clean style and super cute handwriting.  She is a pro at mixing patterned papers perfectly.  If you aren’t familiar with Jana’s work, check out her Two Peas gallery HERE.  And if you ARE familiar with Jana’s work, you know you want to see everything again – so check out her gallery HERE! ;)

Thanks for sharing your talent with all of us, Jana! :)


Look what’s back in stock again!  I love these wood veneer people!

Take Note People Wood Veneer Shapes
By Studio Calico



I am loving the new Handmade Holiday collection

by Simple Stories

especially these memo pockets:



The Sweet Life True Happiness Stamp

By Elle's Studio


I’ve purchased almost every piece of the Cakewalk Collection

By October Afternoon…just love it! 

Isn’t the elephant on this Chip N Stick sheet the cutest?



And finally, I am loving these digital journaling cards

By Baers Garten Designs “Happy Memories.”



This is always the favorite part of our monthly blog hops – the giveaway!  This month I am thrilled to be able to give away a spot in a brand new workshop created by a very talented gal, Jen Gallacher. 


Jen is an amazing scrapbooker, but an even more amazing story teller/journal writer.  I always love reading the journaling on her pages and love to learn from her.  Here’s the official description of her class:

Memories fade quickly and making sure we include all our stories within our scrapbooks can seem daunting. In this Mini Workshop, Garden Girl Jen Gallacher shares her approach for meaningful journaling. Jen is a dedicated journal keeper and has kept personal journals for over 30 years (ever since she was old enough to write). Now she combines her love of record keeping with scrapbooking! This journaling-centered class covers topics from holidays, to day-to-day events, to family moments, and several often forgotten subjects.
Lessons include:
Chapter 1: Special Events
Chapter 2: Day-to-Day Living
Chapter 3: Stories to Remember
Each chapter includes 10 BRAND NEW layouts for a total of 30 layouts. An instructional video is provided for each chapter in which Jen discusses her philosophy on journaling each memory, as well as, her creative approach to journaling design. Each chapter video highlights the start-to-finish process of one of the chapter layouts. Watch Jen select the photos, journal her story, and complete a layout all under 30 minutes!
Beyond mere journaling, Jen discusses challenges to telling the story, creative methods for incorporating journaling on the page, and product suggestions for a fresh approach to journaling design. A helpful PDF is provided for each chapter and combines into a complete, comprehensive guide to meaningful journaling. Each layout is highlighted on its own page and includes the complete supply list, a close-up photo, and the approach to both documenting the story and the design of the journaling. Additional materials found within the PDF include topic ideas, journaling product ideas, and tips and tricks for journaling.
Whether you're an experienced writer looking to incorporate journaling into your scrapbooks, or you struggle with knowing what to say on your pages, this workshop's for you! Never leave "words unsaid" again!
The content of this workshop will be available immediately upon purchase. The lessons are available for you to work at your own pace and upon purchase can be accessed in the "Workshops" section under "Classes & Events." A private message board forum is also available to ask questions of both Jen and to connect with other participants. Enjoy!

And here’s a peek at the layouts she’ll be sharing in her workshop:Words-Unsaid-Preview-Box-Marketing-Piece

I know you want to win a spot in this awesome workshop!  All you need to do is leave me a comment on this post telling me what you’re making for dinner tonight (because I always need ideas).  Please be sure to include your Two Peas username as well.   I’ll announce a random winner on Wednesday, August 29th.

Of course, if you don’t want to wait (and I wouldn’t blame you at all), go ahead and purchase the class HERE and if you are the lucky winner, Two Peas will either refund your money OR you can pass the class along to a friend!

After you leave your comment for a chance to win, hop on over and see what Shimelle has to share with you!!


  1. great 5 products!
    thanks for the chance to win a spot in this class

    Cassie (Cassie17)

  2. For dinner tonight I think we are doing omlettes. Who doesn't love eggs for dinner?

  3. Love your layout!!! We are going to have roast beef, potatoes , onions and carrots in the crock pot! Thanks for the chance to win!
    User name: dpiercey

  4. Super cool reunion page!! BLT's & corn on the cob! machellenelson6 at 2Peas

  5. Tonight is breakfast for supper night :)...eggs, sausage, grits, waffles, and fruit. Love your page!!!


  6. Great layout! I love all the fun elements and the word bubbles! For dinner tonight we are having pasta with ham (chopped up honey ham) and cheese (parmesan) - just add that with a little butter after the noodles are cooked. Totally quick and easy and the whole family eats it up!

  7. Love your picks, your layout and your inspiration! Thanks for sharing and the chance to win a spot in Jen's class!

  8. I love your reunion LO and Jana totally inspires me too! margievis

  9. Looks like a Great LO :) I may make lentils or beans for dinner

  10. It's my DD's 4th bday and we are having strawberry crepes for dinner. My kids love breakfast for dinner and she absolutely loves strawberries. Thanks for the chance to win :)


  11. Thanks for the chance to win this great class!!

    petrii (2peas user name =)

  12. I am making chicken breast for dinner tonight, not sure what else yet lol

    Thanks for a chance to win


  13. I'm hoping it'll be some kind of take out because I've got a lot of laundry, cleaning and getting my dd's school supplies packed tonight!

  14. I made chicken salad for dinner tonight, using the Pioneer Woman's recipe. Yum!

  15. I made waffles for dinner tonight :x

  16. One of my easy go to meals is to brown 1 lb of burger, saute in 1 med onion, and add one can of Bush's Fiesta Beans. Sometimes I also add some chopped tomatoes. I like to serve it with cornbread.

  17. Tonight we had tuna sandwiches... too lazy to cook so the Mr had a go in the kitchen. Lou.jervis

  18. Awwww! Wendy, you just totally made my day! I came here to drool over your latest creations this week and was surprised to see my name under your "Inspired by" . . . you are so sweet! THANK YOU!!!!! :D :D :D I hope you know the feeling is mutual. HUGS!!!!

  19. I have a 40th class reunion to scrap. Thanks for the inspiration.

  20. Love your layout. I adore the 2 Peas blog hops.So much inspiration.

  21. tnstampgirl....thanks for the giveaway great blog hop

  22. Great LO- fun embellishments! I wish our 20 had been that organized the other year. Our class president had a temper tantrum and emailed everyone saying that if we didn't want to have our reunion at the country club she and her husband go to and didn't want to have her favorite band there, paying $65 a person for sodas and BBQ sandwiches, we could stuff it and plan our own. We did (and never heard from her again thankfully!) :) but there certainly weren't any group photos- we never managed to get those types of details organized. Gotta love that the drama continues 20yrs later. LOL! jengd

  23. Spaghetti yet again! Not very creative in the kitchen here.


  24. I didn't make dinner tonight. We went out for my birthday. Thanks for the chance to win! I love your layout.

  25. Well, we had chili, which is very quick and easy to make. I like your high school reunion layout. Thank you for the chance to win the workshop. My 2peas name is seawest.

  26. Love the idea of using the product to make a High School Reunion layout! I just went to mine this June and the cassettes and such are perfect for that! :) I too love Jana's style (and yours). ;)

    Tonight's dinner was burritos. ;)

  27. I will probably just make a salad and some tomato-mozzarella-basil sticks because it's just too hot for something warm ;)
    Thanks for the chance to win! My username is Ms-terious

  28. Love your reunion page! The colors are so great! And what a great giveaway! Would love a spot in her workshop! Thanks for a chance to win!

    And as for the dinner.. Since it's still quite summery over here I'm thinking about making a salad from roasted veggies with some rustic bread :-) Have a great day!

    peasname: Sparklin

  29. My son has a soccer game so we'll eat from the concession stand.


  30. I have a late lesson today so I don't think I'd cook tonight.
    Thanks for the chance to try this class. (drakumel at 2ps)

  31. I won't be home 'till 21:00 so I guess I'll just grab some pizza on my way home.
    Thank you for the chace to win!

  32. Love your products. Dinner tonight? Maybe spaghetti, love spaghetti. panutting at 2peas

  33. I love the high school reunion layout! We love chili all year,so tonight I am making homemade chili with all the fixins'--beans,cheese,onions,and of course--Fritos!

    JamieH--pea name

  34. I love the High School Reunion Layout! It just really draws the eye and can tell that is full of nostalgia for the designer. Awesome!!

  35. Hi there! Thanks for the chance to win - we'll have baked vegetables tonight! My username is julia030

  36. Thanks for the chance to win! Dinner tonight will be chicken picatta!
    2Peas: LaurenElliott

  37. What a fun layout.
    Thank you for sharing and a chance to win.

  38. I am making crock pot chicken fajitas. I haven't tasted it yet but my house smells amazing. I found the recipe on Pinterest!

    My username is isadari, thanks for the chance to win!

  39. Lol! I will prepare omelette
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    2peas username: taorni

  40. Great job on getting your reunion scrapped. Very cute. Skat

  41. Honestly, I have no idea what we are having. I'll probably throw some steaks or pork chops on the grill. Boring, but yummy!!!

    *pink* at 2 peas

  42. Wonderful as always. Thank you for the chance to win.

  43. Wonderful, wonderful layout Wendy.

    Dinner tonight is breakfast. How's that for an
    Sometimes we do that and it gives me a break to come up
    with some big production all the time.

    Thanks for the chance to win a spot in Jen's class- she is amazing!

  44. I just attended my 30th class reunion. So much fun.

    2Ps name: keddypea

  45. Since it will just be me tonight, I'm thinking blueberry pancakes. Thanks for the chance to win.

  46. Im thinking spaghetti! Thanks for the chance to win!


  47. Great layout! thanks for the chance to win the class spot! username: debpereira

  48. Love your reunion layout. Thanks for a chance to win a spot in Jen's class. 2 peas name: Miss Kathy

  49. We're having pizza for supper tonight. Thanks for the chance to win!

  50. Dinner is grilled veggies and steak done on the BBQ. I love my veggies grilled with lots of rosemary and garlic. I'd love to win a spot in the class, it sounds awesome. I love the LO you did with all the layering . Fabulous!
    ( 2peas- tesla )

  51. Love your reunion layout! I struggle with using a lot of different pieces- I've bookmarked yours for inspiration. Dinner tonight: trout on the grill (chicken for the kids), fresh veggies from the garden--the best part is that my husband is cooking!

  52. What a wonderful layout! Pizza tonight!

  53. I'm making one of my favorite dinners - fried chicken, mashed potatoes w/cream gravy, and homemade dinner rolls. Thanks for the chance to win this class. My username is luv2scrap19

  54. Love the elephant from the chipboards so much :)

  55. Dinner is going to be something easy since Monday's are crazy! I am thinking pizza? Loved your layout too!

  56. You've caught me on a rare night. We've been eating out a lot lately but I have the day off today so I'm making shepherd's pie (or cottage pie). Always a big hit! Thanks so much for the chance to win! 2peas name: sassiescrapper