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Gardeners' Digest scrapbooking blog hop (December 2012)

Gardeners' Digest scrapbooking blog hop - December 2012
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It’s that time again – it’s our final Gardeners’ Digest blog hop for 2012! The Garden Girls from Two Peas have a few things to share with you, as always, so you can hop from blog to blog to catch up on all our favourites from the past month.

This month Glitter Girl has covered all sorts of things like 6×6 papers and plenty of Christmas scrapbooking projects in her latest videos, and the most recent adventure sees her getting glittery with it (na na na na na na na).

It seems the most common question in my inbox lately is ‘Will Glitter Girl be back in 2013?’ but I’m afraid that’s yet to be revealed! Oh the suspense!

scrapbook pages by the garden girls
So many times I see scrapbookers write things about how annual events (like holidays and birthdays) can be less fun to scrapbook because they get repetitive, but I have to say the inspiration for Christmas pages from the Garden Girls have totally blown that theory out of the water for me. The variety of details they have included is just gorgeous and the entire team has inspired me so much this month. Check out all the Christmas projects here.

holiday scrapbooking sale
As for product suggestions this month, it’s pretty hard to ignore the fabulousness of the huge holiday sale that’s already started – 25% off more than nine hundred holiday-themed scrapbooking products. You can find that sale here, and if that’s a bit too much to take in all at once, narrow it down to just physical products if you want paper and tape and stickers and other such stuff to arrive in a lovely box. (But that first option also includes digital and printable goodies that you can download straight away, perfect if you have some last minute crafting needs!) Plus the warehouse is shipping really fast right now – I placed an order when the sale started and it was out the door and on its way to me in sixteen hours, which is pretty darn cool. (Now if they can just invent a nice little teleporter for scrapbook supplies so I don’t have to wait for airmail? That would be one amazing Christmas!)

Now two more things that are most important!
One, your next stop on the hop is the always lovely Miss Amy Tan, so be sure to head to her next and see what she’s up to in the lovely warm climate of southern California (and she just came back from Maui). Today’s freezing rain here in London is making me think she’s got a good idea going there!
Two, it’s giveaway time! Leave a comment on this post to be entered to win a space on the brand new workshop from Lisa Truesdell (also known as Gluestick Girl). It’s called Start Here and it’s all about letting your photos and stories inspire the way you create your pages, finding a variety of interesting ways to get started (and finished) with great designs that stay true to your style and life! (You can sign up and access this self-paced class at any time here, and if you win this giveaway and have already purchased the class, your purchase will be refunded or you can choose to gift it to a friend, so go ahead and treat yourself to something fun!) Entries close next Thursday, the 27th of December 2012. You can enter up to three times per person: once for leaving a comment, once for following me on Twitter, and once for following on Facebook (you can add me as a friend or just subscribe to public updates – whatever you prefer). Just say in your comment if you’re following on either or both of those and you’ll get up to three total names in the hat.

Good luck, and happy hopping!


22 December 2012

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125 Comments for Gardeners' Digest scrapbooking blog hop (December 2012)

  1. Jemma @ Just-Jimjams Says:

    Merry Christmas Shimelle – thanks for the chance to win :o)

  2. Mary M. Says:

    For a second there, I thought I was going to find out what was happening to Glitter Girl next year and I got really excited, but…denied! =P Well, I can’t wait to see what you have up your sleeve, anyway. P.S. – I also follow you on Twitter.
    Happy Christmas! =)

  3. rhh/Randi Says:

    We will wait (patient) to se what will happend with Glitter Girl in 2013
    I will really like to win that class, I subscribe to your public updates

  4. Mandy Szeto Says:

    You have to come back. I love your glitter girl episodes!

  5. Jen Moloney Says:

    PLEASE bring back Glitter Girl in 2013…I would be LOST without her! :)

  6. susan kopp Says:

    Thanks for the chance to win! I have been following you on facebook for a couple of months now. I can’t wait for any announcement and look forward to the New Year of creating and yummy scrappy goodness!

  7. Nina f Says:

    Merry Christmas Shimelle! Thanks for a chance to win a class!

  8. Lisa C. Says:

    I’m so hoping to see Glitter Girl back in 2013!! Merry Christmas!

  9. Tammy Davis Says:

    Love Glitter Girl and all of your projects. Thanks so much for all of your incredible inspiration! Thanks for the chance to win a class.

  10. Sharon S Says:

    Merry Christmas Shimelle, and here’s to many scrapbook classes in 2013!

  11. kazoulis Says:

    I didn’t know there were also FB =) I know now.

  12. Elaine Jarvis Says:

    Merry Christmas and here’s to a happy scrapbooking new year. Thanks for the chance to win this class.

  13. Evelin Says:

    I do hope you’ll be back as Glitter Girl! I enjoy the videos immensely! :)
    Thanks for the chance at a win!

    Blessed Christmas!

  14. Evelin Says:

    I just added you as friend on FB! :) Yeay!!! :)

  15. Mariangeles Says:

    I love giveaways!! :)

  16. Mariangeles Says:

    I already was following you in both Twitter and Facebook :)

  17. Jeannie Says:

    Since catching your series 4×6 Photo Love, I’ve been a faithful follower of your videos. I love Glitter Girl and love the inspiration and the help I’ve gotten in each of those videos. Thanks so much for the chance to win and Wishing you Merry Christmas!

  18. Says:

    that is great! really, i mean it! thanks for sharing!

  19. nicole Says:

    thanks for a chance to win

  20. Margie Visnick Says:

    I am loving JYC (1st time this year) and I hope Glitter Girl is back in 2013!

  21. Margie Visnick Says:

    I foillow on both Twitter and FB!

  22. Cindy England Says:

    Merry Christmas, Shimelle and thanks for an awesome scrapbooking 2012! :)

  23. Kristan Wun Says:

    Another vote for Glitter girl in 2013. Even my husband knows that Weds is GG day,

    Also following on Fb. Thx.

  24. Aimee Moen Says:

    Glitter Girl 2013 and beyond Please!!! I subscribe to both your twitter and facebook!

  25. Deb A Says:

    Thanks for the chance to win. I already follow you on Facebook. Thanks for all the wonderful inspiration you provide.

  26. Andrea R. Says:

    Thanks for the chance to win a spot!


  27. Kathy W Says:

    I’ve really enjoyed Glitter Girl this year and I hope she’s back in 2013. Have a great holiday! Thanks for the chance to win that class spot.

  28. Linda Says:

    Thanks for the chance to win!!

  29. Linda Says:

    I am also following you on twitter! I am @MyPassionIsBlog

  30. Janet Zeppa Says:

    I LOVE Glitter Girl!

  31. Janet Zeppa Says:

    I’m a Facebook follower too!

  32. LisaE Says:

    Merry Christmas! Thanks for sharing all your wonderful projects this year.

  33. Kim Rogers Says:

    I have fingers and toes crossed for GG to return in 2013! I also subscribe to your page on FB! Thanks & Merry Christmas! :)

  34. Miriam Prantner Says:

    Hoping that Glitter Girl will be back! Thanks for the chance to win! 2peas: mprantner

  35. pepper Says:

    Great video about glitter techniques :) I have been following you on facebook and twitter :) And thanks for the chance to win ! 2peas username : Pepper Tan
    Have a great Christmas!

  36. Bunnyfreak Says:

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  37. Kelly O Says:

    Keeping us in suspense. Harder to wait for Christmas morning or the news about GG for 2013?

  38. Quinna Says:

    Thanks for the chance to Win a spot! Have a happy holiday!

  39. CJb Says:

    Wishing you a happy holiday season. Thanks for the chance to win.

  40. Olivia Says:

    Sounds like a brilliant class! I’m following on both. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas xx

  41. rhonda nickol Says:

    Oh I loved to win a spot in Lisa’s class! Thanks for the chance! Happy Holidays!

  42. Pam Says:

    Would love to win a spot in the class. I so hope Glitter Girl comes back. You are fabulous!!!

  43. nicola Says:

    thanks for the chance to win. I love glitter girl and will be following her adventures again in 2013

  44. ClaireT Says:

    Ooh such an enabling post. I am also a subber to your Facebook feed. I do so hope Glitter Girl will return!

  45. Linda in Aus Says:

    Merry Christmas to you and yours.
    Glitter Girl has taught me so much i really really hope she will be back next year.

  46. Nora Says:

    Oh I do really hope Glitter Girl or maybe some other alter ego of yours will give us scrappy videos in 2013:D I added you on Face and I already follow you on Twitter :)

  47. KikiK Says:

    please bring glitter girl back!!!! thank you for the chance and Happy Holidays!!!

  48. Kelley Fewer Says:

    I’ve been eyeing this class- love to win it! Tanks for the chance…and happy days to you and yours!

    Shine on!

  49. Mia Says:

    Merry Christmas ….looking forward to scrappin’ in 2013!

  50. Debbie Says:

    I have been considering Lisa’s class… Winning it would be wonderful

  51. Emma Says:

    Thanks for the chance to win, already a follower on twitter but just added you on fb! Merry Christmas!

  52. Lisa Says:

    Thanks for a chance to win the class! Glitter Girl must come back in 2013!!

  53. Lisa Says:

    Just friended you on facebook.

  54. KatieK. Says:

    I learned several new tips from the Two Peas shaker card video, thanks for posting the images as reminders of new projects.

  55. Cathy L. Says:

    This class looks awesome!

  56. Roseann Hoyle Says:

    The class looks great. I follow you on Facebook.

  57. Toby ~toby~ Says:

    Merry Christmas!!!! Thanks for all the tips and guidance this past year! Looking forward to the new year!

  58. Tatiana Ortega Says:

    Thanks for the chance to win, and Merry Christmas
    2peas username: taorni

  59. Melanie S Says:

    Looking forward to see what you’ll be doing in 2013!
    Thanks for the chance to a spot in the class.
    2pea’s name: Melanie S
    Happy holidays!

  60. Kathy R Says:

    I love Lisa’s layouts and her last class was fabulous, so I’d love to take this one too. Thanks for a chance to win. 2 peas name: Miss Kathy

  61. Kelly Says:

    Loved GG’s layout this week and hope to see her back next year!

  62. senoritascrapper Says:

    Hope to see glitter girl back in 2013. Happy Holidays Shimelle! 2peas: senoritascrapper

  63. senoritascrapper Says:

    I also follow you on FB. 2peas: senoritascrapper

  64. benessi Says:

    We love Glitter Girl, she MUST continue her appearances next year! I’m also following in FB. Merry Christmas!

  65. JodieM Says:

    I enjoyed “getting glittery” and have been watching quite a few of your “sketch to page” videos on utube over the last week. Looking forward to watching many more! Have a very merry Christmas!

  66. Alison Says:

    I shall miss Gliter Girl. You’ve made such a great job of this year long project, it’s become part of my weekly ritual. Love the look of Lisa’s class to. Merry Christmas.

  67. ruth tacoma Says:

    Would love to win a spot in class! pink at two peas

  68. Bethany Becker Says:

    I love glitter girl! I hope she comes back! Have a merry Christmas!

  69. Bernice J Says:

    I would love to win a spot in this class. Thanks for the chance to do so. Merry Christmas! from paperpodner

  70. Michele Duffy Says:

    I’d love to win Lisa’s class, thanks for the chance!

  71. Marsha F Says:

    Thanks for the chance to win! I am following you on Twitter!

  72. Debra Stoner Says:

    Thank you Shimelle for an awesome year. Happy New Year.

  73. Valerie.H Says:

    Love your works as always. Thank you for a chance.
    2pea name: sj95014

  74. Holly Hudspeth Says:

    Oh Shimelle. You have to come back. Wednesdays will hold no meaning for me. I have learned a lot from you this year. Thank you so much and Christmas!

  75. Margot/NZ Says:

    Merry Christmas, Shimelle (& The Boy)! Thanks for the chance to win Lisa’s class too.

  76. SabineK. Says:

    How much fun is that. Thanks for that lot of inspiration you gave us last year.

    Happy New Year!

  77. Ruth Bonser Says:

    merry christmas

  78. AnnieBeth Says:

    Merry Christmas. Thanks for a lot of fun in 2012!

  79. Carla Hundley Says:

    Merry Christmas!
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    Carla from Utah

  80. Fleur Smith Says:

    Merry Christmas thanks for the chance to win :)


  81. rt in GA Says:

    Thanks for a chance to win!

  82. Jeanne J Says:

    I would love to win a spot in Lisa Truesdell new workshop! Thanks!

  83. Melinda Thao Says:

    I love the inspiration from the garden girls, during Christmas and all the time! Hope you had a great Christmas!

  84. Melinda Thao Says:

    I follow you on twitter. @melt003

  85. Melinda Thao Says:

    I like you on fb.

  86. Donna B. Says:

    Oh goodie I get 3 entries! I have been following you on Twitter and Facebook for a while now :)

  87. Kim Thomas Says:

    I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. I have enjoyed Glitter Girl so much every week. It made Wednesday special. I hope you will continue to do a series. And as always, thank you for the inspiration. Take care. :)

  88. Lisa M. Zepponi Says:

    Thanks for the chance to win! Sounds like my kind of class! I was already following u on twitter and I am now subscribed to ur page on Facebook I have really ENJOYED your Journal Your Christmas this year! Thanks!

  89. alissa Says:

    happy christmas, shimelle!
    thanks for the chance to win and i do follow on twitter and FB. :)

  90. Pam Says:

    I am friends on FB.

  91. Pam Says:

    I follow you on Twitter, too. Just tweeted this.

  92. Maggie Greenwood Says:

    Thanks for the chance to do so. Merry Christmas!

  93. Amy Myers Says:

    Thanks for the chance to win, Shimelle! I’ve been a twitter and facebook follower for a while. I love your posts! :)

  94. Mili Says:

    It would be great to Win it! Thanks

  95. Melisa Says:

    Thanks for the opportunity to win!!!

  96. Carly Says:

    Always love your Glitter Girl videos! It would be really cool to win. Thanks for the chance.

  97. Maria W Says:

    Thanks for the reminder to enter! (: I follow you on Facebook too.

  98. Heather Hannant Says:

    Just taking a 5 minute break from journaling my Christmas. Even took a photo of the locksmith putting a new lock on the front door! Would love to enter this..

  99. Joanne Says:

    Hi there – an existing FB follower and new twitter follower :) Thanks for the chance to win x

  100. LauraU Says:

    Happy New Year and thanks for the chance to win!

  101. Kittyscrapper Says:

    Happy holidays to you. I already follow you on twitter and FB and am loving the scrapbook remix class I am catching up with the moment in conjunction with JYC.

  102. Cathie Says:

    Pick me! Pick me! Sounds like fun!

  103. Says:

    Hope you had a fabulous holiday and here’s to an amazing 2013! Fun giveaway too! And I already follow you on FB and Twitter (@GenkiCol)!

  104. Monica Says:

    I have loved to see Glitter girls videos every week, I will miss that so much if we get to see less or nothing of her (you..,).
    I’d love to win Lisa’s new class, like what she does a lot.
    I follow you on Facebook.

  105. Jessica Majors Says:

    Merry Christmas Shimelle! Thanks so much for a great year, and a great chance to win! TwoPeas: sylviasushi27

  106. chantal Says:

    would love to ein the workshop!! new year great way to stary!!

    folow fb and twitter.

  107. Bea Says:

    Thanks for the opportunity to win Shimelle. I already follow you on twitter, instagram, and facebook. Please let Glitter Girl know how much I love her and hope to see more of her in some shape or form in 2013. Have a great new year!

  108. Letty Sandoval Says:

    Thanks for the chance to win!! I want to wish you the best for 2013! God bless you!

  109. Heather Says:

    sounds an interesting class, definitely one I could do with! I follow on twitter & facebook. thanks for the chance to win :)

  110. Susanne Says:

    Happy Christmas and a Merry New Year, Shimelle. Thanks for spreading the holiday cheer.

  111. Candace Says:

    Fingers crossed Glittergirl returns! Thanks for the chance to win this wonderful class x

  112. Lauren Shiflett Says:

    Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year! I do hope Glitter Girl returns in 2013…I’ve loved those videos! I follow you on twitter (@LaurenShiflett) and subscribe to you on Facebook! Thanks for the chance!

  113. Donna Malloy Says:

    Thanks for the chance to win. I could really use some help.

  114. Bonnie Hewett Says:

    Sounds like a great class and it would be awesome to win it!

  115. tanja Says:

    What a lovely giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win.

  116. Trisha Dlubac Says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!!!

  117. Candy Says:

    Thank you for sharing and Happy New Year! cbee

  118. Katheryn Thames Says:

    Thank you for the opportunity!

  119. Ruth G Says:

    Thanks so much for all the wonderful Glitter Girl adventures! I always enjoy watching how you work and learning new techniques!

  120. Ellen Says:

    It’s so fun to watch your video’s love it!

  121. Helen Stradling Says:

    Hi Shimelle, Hope you had a sparkly Xmas and I love all the Glitter Girl items, please bring her back next year. I follow you on FB too x

  122. howdyheidi Says:

    Your projects are beautiful! howdyheidi

  123. Linda In Aus Says:

    Shimelle I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and I wish you and yours a happy, healthy and safe 2013.
    I have learnt soooo much from Glitter Girl this year I hope she will be back next year. Thank you

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