Tuesday, November 20, 2012

november gardeners’ digest {two peas blog hop}…

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

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

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I had this layout go live in the garden just yesterday!  I made this little pocket page to hold a bunch of the cards and gift tags we received from our awesome neighbors when we moved in to our new home.  (seriously…best. neighborhood. ever.)  All of the ribbons that are hanging down from the pocket were wrapped around goodies and treats.  You can see the detail shots and all the products I used HERE! :)

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And I couldn’t resist sharing a little peek of a layout that will be coming to the garden soon – so excited for the holidays!! :)

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As you may have guessed…this is going to be a “holiday edition” of products I love! 

First up…check out this fun “subway art” paper by October Afternoon.  I am going to frame it just as it is and use it as a fun subway art piece in my holiday décor.  After the holidays, I will take it down and use it on a layout (love when products can do double duty!).

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And since I’m working subway art into my holiday décor, why not add this one as well?  Two pieces are better than one!  Love this “12 days subway art” by Echo Park!

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Whether you’re doing a “december daily” album or not, these stamps are super versatile and super cute.  Technique Tuesday/Studio AE.

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I guess this awesome KI red chevron washi tape isn’t officially a “holiday” product, but how cute would it be on a holiday page?  Or card?  Or how about using it to HANG all the holiday cards you receive?  That’s my plan!!  My door is going to be covered with holiday cards, hanging with red chevron washi tape – yay!

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I love sharing goodies with friends and neighbors all year long, but especially during the holidays.  Check out these super cute treat boxes by Martha Stewart.  I think a fun wrap makes a treat taste even better, don’t you agree?!?

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And now, everybody’s favorite part of the blog hop…the giveaway!  I blogged recently about Amy Heller’s amazing new workshop (did you read about it here)?

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Amy has included some amazing ideas for your winter/december daily albums.  Here’s some more information about the class:

“Tis the season to create your holiday mini albums! In Seasonal Storytelling with Amy Heller, you are given not only inspiration for documenting your special holiday memories, but ideas for EVERY season of the year. This workshop will jumpstart your creativity all year long as you work through the four inspiration-packed chapters that include:

* EIGHT mini album samples with nearly 200 pages total of inspiration. You'll see four albums created by Amy and four mini books by special guests Kristina Nicolai-White, Jill Sprott, Suzanne Sergi and Jana Werner.

* Four album approaches. Amy gives you the tools to assess what format is best for you.

* Over 80 minutes of video giving a close-up look at Amy's albums as well as in-depth tutorials.

* Five printable chapter guides featuring a detailed look at each album, extra tips, "Bucket lists" of topics, and notes from the designer.

* Exclusive printable journaling cards used as the base of one of the featured albums.

* A private message board forum where you can chat with Amy, ask questions and connect with other students.

Learn more about Seasonal Storytelling: Mini Books for Sharing Each Season's Special Memories with Amy Heller

Cost of Class: $25 | Buy now!

Guess what?  I get to give away a spot to one of my blog readers!  All you need to do is leave me a comment on this post telling me if you make mini albums often or if you’d like ideas to try one for the first time.   Please be sure to include your Two Peas username as well. I’ll announce a random winner on Monday, November 26th.

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!!

38 comments:

  1. I have not done a mini album before. But I would really love to try one for the first time.

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  2. OMG Thanks so much for a chance to win such a cool prize!!!

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  3. I love to make mini albums, but have only completed a few. Would love to win this class!

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  4. I started to make a mini album but am not sure of so many things - I got bogged down and need something to start me working on it again.

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  5. I definitely love mini albums!
    2peas: niyahnicole

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  6. This workshop sounds awesome - I am trying a DD for the first time this year and I would love the tips and inspiration.

    juliee181

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  7. I do love making mini's and have in the past! :)
    2p's: Acrobat

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  8. I love looking at minis, but have only made a couple-would love some more ideas! rkokes

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  9. I would love to make a mini for each season!

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  10. What great neighbours you have! It's so awesome to live in among nice people - we have the best nighbours too.
    I do make the occasion mini although the 12x12 page is my standard. i have made a December Daily for the past 2 years and this year I did a Halloween mini that I can add to each year. I'd love to get more great ideas from Amy - thanks for the chance to win a spot in her class!
    daydesigns

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  11. I make about one or two mini albums per year. The class looks awesome.

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  12. I dont make mini albums very often. I have just done a few. I mostly scrap 12X12. Anything smaller than that is a mini album to me. Would love ideas for mini albums. Thanks for the chance to win and have a great Thanksgiving. pname: Pinnochio.

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  13. I'd love to take that class :) I love to make mini albums specially for gifts :)
    mariangeles_spain

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  15. Love all your picks and your sneak peek!! I've actually never made a mini album but would like to try it one of these days! capegina

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  16. I love your product picks and the pocket page is fab!! margievis

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  17. Love your pocket page, what wonderful neighbours. Thanks for the chance to win

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  18. I admire mini-albums but i have not made many and that is something I'd like some help with from a Pro. 2peas name -Jeannine H

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  19. I've not done a mini before and I hope to attempt 1 for my sister's wedding.

    Love your LO and that paperclip is just adorable! Thanks for sharing your picks and for the giveaway.

    2peas: cutiephinphin

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  20. I haven't done a mini album before, but I've wanted to for a while. I think I'm afraid it will take Foo much time. Would love to take this class. Thanks for the chance to win.

    Charityroze

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  21. everyone's sneek peeks are amazing. Thanks for the chance to win a spot in the class

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  22. I have made two mini albums and I love both of them. My only complaint is that they took me way too long! Maybe with practice I'll get faster! username: debduty

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  23. I love making mini albums! Thanks for a chance to win!
    sbmom2

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  24. I would love to win a spot in this class. I really love making mini albums. Thanks for the chance.

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  25. I just got into mini albums really this year after watching YouTube videos and seeing wonderful one in the 2peas gallery. I would love to win this class so thanks for the chance to win! Mopeasplz

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  26. Yay! Your page is beautiful!!! And I LOVE making mini albums. I probably make more minis than pages. lol :)

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  27. I've made a few mini albums and love the idea of making one for each of the seasons! Thank you for the chance to win.

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  28. I like making mini albums, though I haven't made too many this year! Thanks for the chance!

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  29. I am beginning to make more mini albums. I would love to take this class. Thanks for the chance. 2peas: iggyboo32

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  30. I have made 2 mini albums in the last couple of weeks... I could get addicted! The class would be great inspiration. Thanks for the chance!

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  31. Oops! Forgot to leave my 2peas name! It is kevshreff.

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  32. What I would like to do is put a little something extra in my mini albums. Maybe I'd make more. Thanks.

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  33. I've only made 2 mini albums, I'd love some tips to help me make more! (MicheleD_utah)

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  34. Just started mapping out to make a Christmas mini album today! Would love to win this chance to take the class! Thank you!!

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  35. My username on 2P's is Kay Rogers. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  36. I've only made minis at classes. I had the best intentions of doing JYC last year but never finished. :( I am determined to do DD/JYC this year. This would be perfect! Thanks so much for the chance to win. 2peas: sassiescrapper

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  37. Fantastic layout- I love the idea of a new-neighbors LO. jengd

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  38. I may be late for the giveaway (though I love making minis! it's my favourite thing) but i have to say - your LO is amazing. It has depth and it's nice to have such good neighbors!
    (drakumel)

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