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Gardeners' Digest scrapbooking blog hop (September 2012)

Gardeners' Digest :: Scrapbooking News from the Garden Girls
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On the twenty-second of every month, we bring you Gardeners’ Digest – a blog hop of scrapbooking news from the Garden Girls at Two Peas in a Bucket!

This week, Glitter Girl went on a bit of a longer adventure than usual, with a masterclass in clustered embellishments. You might want to grab a drink first… and maybe a few crafty pieces to play along with this week’s forty-two minutes of scrapping tv!

handmade card - mason jar + butterflies
This month I’ve been loving this look from Laura – I need to stop admiring the mason jar trend and actually put it to use! Fancy a look in my shopping bucket? Right now, it includes Cute Overload stickers from Amy Tangerine’s new Ready Set Go collection, This is true happiness stamp by Elle’s Studio, Tell Your Story badges (cameras, woodgrain and turquoise? Yes please.), pink polka dot camera washi tape (perfection!) and the classic label stickers from October Afternoon in a new all black edition.

How about a shopping spree? This month’s Gardeners’ Digest giveaway is Two Peas shopping money! For every hundred comments, the prize goes up by $10. Ten bucks for the first hundred comments… then twenty, thirty, forty. You can only comment once and you have until the end of next Thursday. If there are lots and lots of comments, that prize pot might make it up to a $100 shopping spree perhaps! You might want to tell a friend.

Now, once you’ve left that comment, remember to click on over to the next Garden Girl. Your next stop is the lovely Laura Craigie, at PaperLuLu, a blog filled with the cutest of handmades. And enjoy the digest posts from all the Garden Girls! You can also catch up with the Two Peas blog for everything happening in Pealand!

Gardeners' Digest :: Scrapbooking News from the Garden Girls
Gardeners’ Digest is a monthly update from the Garden Girls, the design team at Two Peas in a Bucket. To keep up with the Garden Girls throughout the month, check out the garden gallery, find us on Twitter or subscribe to all our blogs with just a couple clicks.

22 September 2012

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162 Comments for Gardeners' Digest scrapbooking blog hop (September 2012)

  1. Kelly Massman Says:

    Thanks for a chance to win!!! :-)

  2. Mariangeles Says:

    Love it!!! mariangeles_spain

  3. Cathy Says:

    Awesome giveaway! I love your videos, Shimelle!!!

  4. Jackie Ashton Says:

    Love how you put the clusters together, thanks for sharing and the chance to win x

  5. jane Says:

    another great adventure!

  6. Julie Jeavons Says:

    Oh bother – I have to get ready to go out. I’ll have to watch it tomorrow (after Dr Who on catch up)

  7. marianne Says:

    Glitter Girls is always so inspiring! Thanks!

  8. Tami Vik Says:

    IIIEEEEEE…..a clustering class! I so need that and I can see in the sneak peek that you’re using some of the goodies that just arrived in my TwoPeas box! Now I know how I’ll be spending my evening! Thanks for the chance to win a gift certificate too! :)

  9. Mel Says:

    Fabulous indeed! How I love your style :)

  10. Natalie Says:

    I’m popping in to leave a comment now before I watch the video, because I might not get to watch it all in one sitting… but I am definitely going to watch all forty-two of those minutes! I love Glitter Girl videos :) Wheeee!

  11. Jen Says:

    I love all your videos and watch them religiously.

  12. Tatiana Ortega Says:

    Your videos are so inspiring, thanks so much!
    2peas username: taorni

  13. Miriam Prantner Says:

    Great video! Fingers crossed for a great shopping spree! 2peas: mprantner

  14. Ragnhild Says:

    Absolutely loved the video this week! Keep it up :)

  15. orange gearle Says:

    YAY! Lovin’ this give away! And really loving the vid!

  16. Chriss Says:

    Love watching your videos, makes it feel like I have a scrapping buddy to hang out with. :) 2peas username: Paperclips29

  17. Cyndee K. Says:

    Always love your style!

  18. Mary M. Says:

    I loved the Glitter Girl video this week! Thanks for the great giveaway! =)

  19. Michele D Says:

    I did catch your episode this week, I loved to see how you put all the clusters together, very helpful tips!

  20. Holly Says:

    Loved the video! Lots of great ideas for embellishments! I always look forward to your insight in your videos! Thanks for the giveaway chance!

  21. 3kidmama Says:

    Another fantastic video, Shimelle – I appreciate so much your taking the time to share your reasoning as your create your layouts. I think it is what makes you such a great teacher – you aren’t just telling us WHAT you use, it’s the thinking process behind your choices. I hope your move is going smoothly this wknd!

  22. Kathy R Says:

    Loved your longer video! Thanks for chance to win some product from 2 peas. Miss Kathy

  23. Andrea R. Says:

    I LOVE your videos! Thanks for the giveaway .

  24. Marie-France Says:

    Wow, that is a great prize, thanks for the chance to win.

    I loved your video this week and I am now looking at my stash in a different way, thanks a lot for your videos, they are great inspiration!

  25. Malin/malwa Says:

    I totally looooove all your (and Glitter Girl’s) videos! :)

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  26. Dawn Cheshire Says:

    Ooh I feel a shopping spree coming on!

  27. Dianne Jordan Says:

    A long glitter girl video is like winning the lottery. Thanks!

  28. Dawn F. Says:

    Love it! Thanks for the chance.

  29. Kim L. Says:

    So many great new products, I’d love to win!!!

  30. Beth Says:

    Thanks for the chance, Shimelle! I’m loving the GG videos…I get so inspired!

  31. Karla Says:

    Love the clustering tips. Look forward to the digest very time!

  32. Ruth G Says:

    Thank you, Glitter Girl! It was great hearing your thought process on carrying a theme throughout an album and learning how you create embellishment clusters (I never would have thought of doing it like that…) Thanks for all you shared!!!

  33. chel Says:

    Lovely lovely! And loved visiting with Glitter Girl for an extended period of time this week!

  34. otakugirly Says:

    I am adoring that pink polkadot camera tape. Thanks for the chance to win. My two peas username is Otakugirly.

  35. Jani Says:

    I generally don’t like blog hops but this little challenge makes it more interesting. Just going to watch the video now and really looking forward to it.

  36. Sija Says:

    42 and every minute was fun :)

  37. dogmatix Says:

    I love that card :-)

  38. glee Says:

    I think I need to STOP just looking and START making a mason jar designy thingy, too!

  39. Melanie Says:

    So helpful – you kickstarted my brain by having me do something I tend to do last, first. Thank you!

  40. Emily P. Says:

    Love what’s in your shopping basket, especially the washi tape!

  41. Diana Says:

    I really enjoy all your videos. And that pink camera washi tape is awesome! You also reminded me to put my mason jar stamp and die to use.

  42. Julie Diaz Says:

    Wow a long video and while your moving. You are the best!

  43. Nora Says:

    Oh I wish every GG episode was this long, love it!

  44. Lindsay Says:

    Thanks for the chance to win :) Love 2peas!

  45. ruth Says:

    Thanks for the giveaway

  46. Cynthia B. Says:

    Love your picks this month. Washi tape is next on my list! Thanks for the chance to win!!

  47. Jeannie Says:

    Love your videos and especially this one on clustered combinations. I’m always stuck when I try to do one. Hope to try it again using your technique soon.

  48. Linda Says:

    I would love to win!! :)

  49. Alicia Says:

    I can honestly say I can not get enough of GG or you, Shimelle! Thanks for another wonderful chance at an awesome giveaway!

  50. Misty K in Ohio Says:

    I love love love your videos!! Keep them coming!!!

  51. Maureen Says:

    the flair buttons in your cart = adorable. even your shopping skills are inspiring… sigh..

  52. LisaE Says:

    That is a truly adorable card!

  53. Janet Femmer Says:

    And once again, I never quite get to the bottom of my wish list. Just have to add the black stickers. It would be so much fun to win!!!

  54. Fiona Lally Says:

    I’m looking forward to watching the video….but first will go make a coffee!!

  55. Kelly Says:

    The pink camera Washi is killer. Loved GG’s adventure this week.

  56. Bernice J Says:

    Who can say no to a possible shopping spree???

  57. Nadine Watts Says:

    Awesome giveaway and an awesome video. I learn so much from your videos. Thank you for sharing your talent.

  58. Scrap ho Says:

    Shopping spree …count me in!

  59. Nita K. Says:

    I love that your videos are so thorough. Thank you for that. Awesome giveaway, too!

  60. CindyJ Says:

    A truly fabulous video! Thank you!

  61. Lori Poffenroth Says:

    You are an excellent teacher. I have been catching up with all the glitter girl videos and have been enjoying your style very much.

  62. ronniedoll Says:

    thanks for a chance at winning an awesome prize!!

  63. Jacqui Durham Says:

    I think I need that pink camera washi tape as well. it is so cute.

  64. allison r Says:

    Free $ at two peas?! Yes please. Thanks for the great giveaway :]

  65. Jule H Says:

    Thanks for the great videos and the chance to win!

  66. nicola Says:

    i love your videos especially where you explain your thought processes and your reasons for changing stuff around. Thanks for the chance to win

  67. Zahra Says:

    Love to see what’s in your shopping basket (although rarely order from the States because of what I perceive shipping costs to be!!)

  68. PurpleJet Says:

    Loving the pink camera washi tape and black stickers. Thanks for the chance to win.

  69. Joanne Says:

    Ooh inspired by new stash purdy

  70. Vickie Lee Says:

    I just got a box from Two Peas with what is in your shopping basket. Love it! I totally enjoy you and your videos! Thanks so much for all the time you spend teaching us so much.

  71. Michele Says:

    love your inspiration! love the video..

    thanks for a chance..

  72. Kristie Says:

    Love your videos, love your product picks and the chance to win! Thanks for all the inspiration (I too love mason jar trend)!

  73. Julie Says:

    Love the extended Gltter Girl episode this week….thanks for the chance to win….

  74. Barb S Says:

    Really loved your cluster video. Enjoying this hop around the garden! TFS!

  75. Jeannine H Says:

    Loved the video. You had covered some of the material in one (or more) of your classes I took but there is lots to take in so like your clusters of embellishments, repetition is good! Thanks.

  76. Bev M Says:

    I find it so funny that the items in your cart right now are the same ones sitting in mine. Maybe I should get them ordered before they disappear.

  77. Renee VanEpps Says:

    Learned a lot of great tips from the video! TFS!

  78. Sammie Says:

    Thanks for the video and the peek into your shopping cart!

  79. julie e Says:

    Thanks for the peak into the shopping kit. I keep buying more of the new Amy Tangerine line. Thanks for the chance to win.


  80. Leanne Says:

    Ooo, thanks for the chance to win. Also, I love that page too :) It’s so gorgeous and girly

  81. Kathy Says:

    I hope you get tons of comments. You are the greatest, Shimelle!

  82. Michelle L Says:

    Great Glitter Girl episode this week!

  83. angela g a Says:

    Would love to win. Thanks so much for the chance.

  84. Lisa Says:

    Love your videos! Ordered some of the pink camera washi tape! Thanks for the chance to win.

  85. Kathy Says:

    What fun! Thanks for the chance to win!

  86. Cindi Says:

    WooHoo! Who can’t use shopping money? Especially with all the cute things in your cart! Off to watch your vid. Always fun!

  87. Roseann Hoyle Says:

    Love all the pink. And always learn from and enjoy your videos.

  88. Lindsey Says:

    I also loved that card from Laura! So sweet.

    Thanks for the giveaway, Shimelle!

  89. Susanmcl Says:

    Woohoo – would love to win! Thx for the chance!

  90. Anne F Says:

    Putting in my contribution towards the giveaway. ;) Thanks for the chance to win – would love to make a dent in my every growing bucket! 2peas username: sassiescrapper

  91. Aimee Moen Says:

    As usual all cute! Glitter girl episodes can never be to long!

  92. Pam Says:

    Loved your video. Great inspiration. A shopping spree would be lovely.

  93. Erin K Says:

    Love 2p’s!!!!

  94. Jan Says:

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    2peas jan509

  95. Loni Says:

    Can’t wait to see the latest GG adventure :) Thanks for the chance to win :)

  96. Vanessa Bell Says:

    Love the new video. I love the way you layer embellishments. Thanks for the chance to win.

  97. Leah Martin Says:

    Awesome giveaway! Thanks for a look into your shopping bucket; you always seem to find the cutest supplies! :]

  98. LouiseH Says:

    Wow, fantastic post, I loved every minute, glued to my laptop. Love your detailed step by step thought processes, so helpful and inspiring thank you and please carry on with the extra long posts! xxxxx

  99. tape Says:

    Yes, mason jars are lovely! Thanks for the chance to win.

  100. JillC Says:

    Great lo Shimelle! Thank you so much for the extended GG class! That is a topic of great interest to me and I so appreciate the time you put into it!!

    Thanks also for the product inspiration!! I didn’t know Elle’s studio had stamps and that washi tape is adorable!! I do love those OA black labels (in my cart already!!).

    Happy scrapping!

  101. Fleur Smith Says:

    I love the Mason Jar trend right now too :)

  102. klaul Says:

    If you like the cute overload stickers, keep an eye out in paperchase – they usually have some with their stationary. And not too expensive either! :)

  103. LeAnne Spetch Says:

    Wonderful video. Thanks for the chance to win.

  104. Sharri Reeves Says:

    Super fun giveaway! Thanks

  105. erica Says:

    The video was such an inspiration. I know many were intimidated by creating the cluster first, but I am amazed at how you can pull so many collections together and still have repeating elements!
    I love all your videos, 40 minutes seems like 20.

  106. Charlene Says:

    I love you glitter girl & Shimelle! Great giveaway!

  107. Margie Visnick Says:

    I loved this week’s Glitter Girl video! Thanks for all of the inspiration!

  108. Tina gale Says:

    Love your videos and techniques. Thanks for sharing your thought processes with us. I can really see my style changing and developing.

  109. Charity G. Says:

    I’m excited to watch your video after the little ones go to bed tonight. Your inspiration card is gorgeous. I love all the pink (something I don’t use too much with 4 boys). Thanks for the chance to win.

    Charityroze at yahoo dot com

  110. Linda C Johnson Says:

    Can’t wait to try clustering after watching this wonderful video! Thank you Glitter Gal!!

  111. Barb Says:

    The Mason jar is SO adorable!

  112. Gin Says:

    Always love your videos! And, an adorable :) card!

  113. amber Says:

    I just loved the longer video. I am still afraid to pre make embellishment clusters though. One of these days I will just dive right in. It is not like I do not have enough stash to experiment with.

  114. AllisonLP Says:

    A shipping spree sounds good to me! I’m on a self imposed shopping ban, but if it’s a free shopping spree, I think I should lift the ban :) TFS

  115. anitatina Says:

    Awesome giveaway! My limited scrap shopping budget hasn’t allowed me to shop at twopea yet. I’d love to put in my first order, though. So many goodies on the site!

  116. Linda Says:

    I so look forward to the Glitter Girl each week. Love the videos and pages. I learn so much!

    2 peas: label

  117. Fiona Says:

    Love the pink polka dot washi tape too! 2 peas fi21.

  118. Jen Says:

    Thanks for the chance to win! Loved Glitter Girl this week. Always inspired by it!

  119. SandraB Says:

    The GG video on clusters was so inspiring. I loved that it was a long one!

  120. Stephanie Says:

    I loved the Glitter Girl episode on embellishment clusters (of course I love them all!). You are such an amazing teacher and I get so much inspiration from you. Thank you for that. And thank you for the chance to win a shopping spree. 2peas ID: ChiChiScraps

  121. Sharons Says:

    Thanks for the chance to win Shimelle. 2peas ID: shaz30

  122. Susan G. Says:

    I’ve learned so much from Glitter Girl. I look forward to every Wednesday for the new installment. Thanks for the chance to win.

  123. Gina M Says:

    I have some of the new Ready Set Go heading my way. Can’t wait to get that box!

  124. jengd Says:

    Very cute jar. I need to break mine out a bit more- only have used it 2x and it has SO many possibilities!

  125. Lorraine Says:

    Watched every single glitter girl adventure and have learned so much. I especially love this last one on clustered embellishments

  126. Michelle Says:

    Love your videos, I have learned so much from you!

  127. Chris C. Says:

    Another great GG video. Thanks for taking the time to explain your thought process while making the clusters. I find it so helpful.

  128. Melissa Says:

    I love it when you have long videos. I like to see the process. Thanks for the giveaway!

  129. Victoria Says:

    Sounds like fun – thanks for all the inspiration.

  130. Jingle Says:

    I am going to have to check out your videos. I haven’t watched them before. I love that adorable card!

  131. Judy S Says:

    Thanks for your lengthy videos with detailed explanations of your scrapping process.

  132. Danielle Says:

    Grt video. Thx!

  133. Sharon (Sherelm) Says:


  134. Cynthia Larson Says:

    Love your videos long or short!!! Thanks for the chance to win.

  135. Allison M. Says:

    I discovered Glitter Girl over the summer and immediately watched all the videos. They really spoke to me and inspired me to be creative. I did 4 layouts over the course of 2 weeks – not bad for someone who only did a total of 3 layouts last year. I find myself checking your blog daily and anxiously awaiting each new video. thanks for the inspiration!

  136. Jacqui Godfrey Says:

    Loved the extended glitter girl. Thanks for the chance to win an awesome prize :)

  137. Andrea Garland Says:

    I totally love you card is so sweet, love the pink twine and the abc border.

    And thank u so much for the shopping spree I have tons of products on my twopeas cart ready to buy. Peauser: garlandandrea

  138. Deborah Says:

    I love Glitter girl videos and they are Never too long! I learn so much and your teaching style is the best. Thank you

  139. Rebecca Says:

    Great giveaway, thanks!

  140. senoritascrapper Says:

    Put that cute washi in my cart. 2peas:senoritascrapper

  141. Lisa C. Says:

    I loved your video on clustering!! Thanks so much Shimelle! Your card is so beautiful.

  142. youngmi Says:

    hooray! more glitter girl! and clustering is something that i am miserable at so double hooray! – littletoki

  143. {vicki} Says:

    videos are so much more helpful to me than tutorials——thanks for taking the time to share with us!

  144. Zeffy Says:

    loved your video,,,but o shucks I used my mason jar paper on my last L.O.!!(Blue spotted side)

  145. Lynda Miller Says:

    Oh yeah, I would love to win this prize! Thanks Shimelle and Two Peas.

  146. Carol Says:

    Hi Shimelle! Be sure to tell Glitter Girl that her adventures are never too long and are always a pleasure to watch. Thank you for the opportunity to win $$$ for a spending spree at Two Peas. What fun that would be.

  147. Laura Says:

    What a fun layout—very cute and sweet! Would love to win! Thanks!

  148. Julia Heald Says:

    I dream of a Two Peas shopping spree! lol! Love those pinbadges – perfection indeed :)

  149. Nicole Says:

    You have revitalized the way I scrapped and got my mojo back. Thank you and best regards,

  150. Heidi Says:

    I love all of Gliiter Girls videos, but this one is a personal favorite — I’ve watched it several times. Thanks for all of the inspiration!!

  151. Nina F Says:

    Love the Adventures of Glitter Girl…they get my mojo going :) and a shopping spree would be a wonderful treat. Thanks for the chance!

  152. Jolene Says:

    Thanks for the chance to win.

  153. KarenP(kphike) Says:

    Love your videos – this one was especially interesting! (and inspirational!)

  154. melanie Says:

    Oooh, this is exciting! Thank you for the chance… and thank you for your online presence… you are inspiring.

  155. Susan Kopp Says:

    I love all of your videos and look forward to each and every one of them. Thanks for the chance to win!

  156. pam Says:

    I am digging the mason jar trend myself and you have some goodies in your cart!

  157. Christene Says:

    Oh, I covet a shopping spree @ Two Peas! :-)

  158. Amy Says:

    I’d love to win – first on my list would be that adorable pink washi tape!

  159. Gill Says:

    Count me in please!

  160. Rosslyn Says:

    Great video. Thanks for sharing.!!

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