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Gardeners' Digest scrapbooking blog hop (January 2013)

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amy tangerine embroidery kit
It’s time for the gardeners’ digest – a monthly blog hop through the Two Peas in a Bucket designers, the Garden Girls.

Since last time, it’s been my sparkly friend contributing to the garden, of course. Last week Glitter Girl got the chance to give the brand new Amy Tangerine stitching templates a whirl, even though they don’t hit stores for a couple more weeks. You can see that new item plus Glitter Girl’s tips on unlikely colours in her adventure on Colour Coordination.

inspired by

The new year has brought a huge change to how the garden works at Two Peas – and now there are six new videos every week. Each day has a theme, and Mondays belong to 213 in 2013, which is a new take on the old weekly challenge idea. Each video includes three or four different creativity prompts so the full year adds up to 213 different ideas, from design to photography to product to colour choice and so on.

This video is from new Garden Girl Corrie Jones and I know how nerve-wracking it is just getting started with videos… even at this point I feel like every video is a new learning curve! I love Corrie’s page and I’m really excited to try some of the ideas she presented, so I thought this might inspire you too. See her full project here.

5 products I love
For my product picks this month, I’m really drawn to stamps! You’ve seen my last few projects including this set by Kelly Purkey, which is exclusive to Two Peas. I’ve also ordered this set by Mama Elephant, this camera background by Hero Arts, the interlocking backgrounds by Lawn Fawn, and these BasicGrey arrows. I guess I’m on a bit of a stamp kick!

scrapbooking giveaway
This month, I’m delighted to giveaway a class pass to Julie Campbell’s new workshop, Journey into Cardmaking. Whether you’re a seasoned card maker or have yet to make your first card, this workshop will take you on a journey to create handmade cards that your friends & loved ones will cherish.

Julie will start out by teaching you card making basics; you will create a card organizer to file away all the new cards you’ll be designing! You’ll then travel on to gain greater design skills. You’ll dive into design principles and learn how to create an eye pleasing design. You’ll learn all about composition & balance in a way that will take your cards from good to great! Become adventurous and explore some of the hottest trends in paper crafting! In this workshop, you’ll also learn how to incorporate colors in your projects & how to create cards in several unique styles. Included in this workshop are over 30 brand-new card samples from Julie and her contributors. The three chapters contain a printable PDF for a total of over 40 pages, and 80 minutes of coordinating video tutorials.

To enter, leave a comment on this post! Entries close at 11:59pm GMT on the 31st of January 2013, and the winner will be contacted and posted here shortly thereafter. But you don’t have to wait to sign up if you’re interested: if the winner has already purchased the workshop, the purchase price will be fully refunded (or you can choose to gift it to a friend, of course).

Once you leave that comment to enter, your next stop is Julie herself! So do go there next!

22 January 2013

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108 Comments for Gardeners' Digest scrapbooking blog hop (January 2013)

  1. stwa Says:

    Thanks for the chance to win! (stwa)

  2. Lindsay Says:

    Looks like a great class! Thanks for the chance to win :)

  3. pepper Says:

    Love the stitching kit ! And thanks for the chance to win :) 2peas username : Pepper Tan

  4. Jani Says:

    What a great opportunity to win this package. Thanks!

  5. Jacky S Says:

    Love the camera background stamp. The class sounds just up my street…thanks for the chance to win.

  6. Candace Says:

    Thanks for the chance to win this card class. Looks like something I need to use up all my scraps instead of them just sitting in a box.
    Really love the Kelly Purkey stamps and what you have been producing with them.

  7. erica Says:

    Thanks for the opportunity to win. That class looks great!

  8. Ellen Says:

    Loving the new Amy-sew-stuff!!

  9. Amelia Says:

    Love those stamps! Thanks for the giveaway!

  10. Heather Sweet Says:

    Thanks for the chance to win a spot in this fabulous class! 2Peas Username: SWEETly Made

  11. AndreaWiebe Says:

    The Amy Tan template looks so great!!!

    peaname: AndreaWiebe

    Thanks for the chance to win :)

  12. Margie Visnick Says:

    I am loving all of the new videos!

  13. Cori Says:

    Thanks, Shimelle! I’m loving the videos and new classes!

  14. Elaine Jarvis Says:

    Thank you for the chance to win this class. I do more card making than scrapping at the moment so new ideas are always welcome.

  15. Becky F Says:

    I’ve been thinking about signing up for that class since I saw it announced. Thanks for the chance to win a spot!

  16. julie e Says:

    thanks for the chance to win.


  17. Kendra Says:

    I’d love to take a card making class. I’ve never made cards and would love to learn how. That camera background stamp is lovely!

  18. jane Says:

    I’m really enjoying all the new videos and you can never have too many stamps!!

  19. Maureen Says:

    I’m loving that mama elephant stamp set! Thanks for the chance ot win the class!

  20. Cathy L. Says:

    I loved Corrie’s video too!

  21. Denise Kerut Says:

    thanks for fun chance to win!

  22. val Says:

    That new stamp from mama elephant made me so happy1 I was laughing out loud reading them!

  23. Sharon Says:

    I would LOVE a card making class! I try to always send out handmade cards, but lately they’re all starting to look alike! Help!

  24. Quinna Says:

    I have never gotten into cards but I would love to give them a try!

  25. Andrea R. Says:

    I would love this class to help me get back into card making. Thanks for the chance!

  26. JudyBard Says:

    Wow! This all sounds so fantastic. Two Peas and the Garden Girls are number one in online learning for scrapbooking and paper crafts!

  27. Rena Says:

    Have lost my mojo with cards recently, so a class would be lovely

  28. Kathy R Says:

    I keep buying stamps too. Wish I used them more…but for some reason I tend to forget about them. Need to work on that. 2 peas name: Miss Kathy

  29. Miriam Prantner Says:

    Great pics! And thanks for the chance to win: mprantner

  30. Jessica Dougherty Says:

    The class sounds awesome! jbhood

  31. ginny Says:

    I can’t wait for Amy’s stitching kits to be in the shop!

  32. Kathy W Says:

    I always look forward to your tips and Glitter Girl’s videos. Thanks for the chance to win a place in the card class.

  33. Mariangeles Says:

    Great!! I need to get more onto the cardmaking world :)
    Two Peas ID: mariangeles_spain

  34. jengd Says:

    Nothing wrong with getting on a stamping kick. :) Thanks for the chance!

  35. Sabine Says:

    Love to know how to build a card organizer.

  36. Dawn Cheshire Says:

    Need help with cardmaking so the class sounds like it’s just up my street!

  37. Tammie Says:

    Thanks for this chance.. I’ve been making cards for years for family & friends and now everybody just draws from my stash when something comes up. But I’m definitely all about actually taking a class to make them so much better. WooHoo.

  38. thearthurz Says:

    The class looks like fun! Thanks for the chance. thearthurz

  39. Margot Says:

    I’m beginning to make a few cards, and the class would be a great help – thanks for the chance to win!

  40. LisaE Says:

    I like the new headers for the Two Peas posts. Everything is so clean looking. Corrie’s idea of drawing the heart with mist was great.

  41. Tatiana Ortega Says:

    I’m full of inspiration with all GG videos, thanks!
    2peas username: taorni

  42. Mel H Says:

    I would love to win…cards are my favorite scrap user!

  43. Kim L. Says:

    Would love to win a spot in this class! Planning to start card making this year to use some of the beautiful papers that I have collected over the past few years.

  44. Jill T Says:

    I’m so looking forward to all of the new releases! yay

  45. dogmatix Says:

    Great giveaway. Love the stamp picks…think I need to take a closer look at the collections :-)

  46. Fleur Smith Says:

    Thaks for a chance to win this class, looks fun :)

  47. Katheryn Thames Says:

    I have been having so much fun the classes at two peas!I’d love to win this one!

  48. tanja Says:

    Nice picks! tape

  49. Danielle Says:

    Ohhh keeping my fingers crossed! Thx!

  50. Bernice J. Says:

    This card workshop sounds like a whole lot of fun and inspiration! podner

  51. Jeannine H Says:

    The 2peas blog hops are always so fun. I love seeing what products designers want and what projects inspire you!

  52. Tina Walker Says:

    What a fabulous class! Thanks for the chance.
    Peaname: adoglife13

  53. moadibp2 Says:

    The class sounds like so much fun! Username- moadibp2 Thanks!

  54. Ann Says:

    Thank you Shemille! I need to make cards. I can use the money I’d save to buy more scrap stuff!

  55. Jen D. Says:

    Thanks for the chance to win. I would love some more crafty inspiration and to learn some new techniques.


  56. Lucy Martin del Campo Says:

    Great page!!!

  57. CJb Says:

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    2PeasID: onescrappygirl

  58. bunnyfreak Says:

    Always love this monthly hop.

  59. Anne F Says:

    Love all your stamp selections. :)

    Sounds like such a great class. Would love to win a spot. Thanks for the chance to win! username: sassiescrapper

  60. Jan Says:

    would love to win this class!
    2Peas: jan509

  61. nicolaC Says:

    Looks like a really great class. Thanks for the chance to win :)

  62. Karen Says:

    Would love to win, thanks for the chance :)

  63. Miki Hecate Says:

    I love your blog =) your inspiring and love your tutorials and creativity =)!I am soo lucky to have come across your blog!there is so much to learn from you =D!!thx!keep posting and i’ll keep checking it,
    you are a great person :)

  64. Jane Says:

    Am beginnng to get into a bit of a rut with my cardmaking, so this class sounds ideal. Thanks for the chance to win.

  65. Carol S, Says:

    I love your creativity! It is so inspiring. Thanks for the chance to win!

  66. Linda in Aus Says:

    I love the new Two Peas videos and have been watching all of them. That mama elephant stamp looks like a must have.

  67. senoritascrapper Says:

    Thanks for the chance. 2ps: senoritascrapper

  68. Sue Says:

    I’ve been looking at this class, but kept putting it off because I haven’t had time to make anything. Thanks for the chance to win it.

  69. Nadège Says:

    Thank you so much for the chance, it will sure be a great class.

  70. BlueOrchys Says:

    Thanks for the chance to win ! This class looks so great !

  71. Marsha F Says:

    I would love to take this class! Thanks for the chance to win!

  72. Janice Repass Says:

    Newly retired, and with my own craft space, finally, I’d love to win this class and take my cardmaking up a notch or three! Thanks for the give-away!

  73. Cynthia Larson Says:

    Love to to take a card making class from Julie. Loved her videos from 2peas last year.

  74. angela Says:

    I would love to make more cards.

  75. Aimee Moen Says:

    All the new video series are so great! Of course though Glitter Girl is my favorite and always will be!

  76. Tina gale Says:

    Love all the new videos and of course glitter girl is my FAV. The card class sounds great.

  77. Joanne Says:

    I keep meaning to send more cards, this would be a great starting point. Thanks shimelle

  78. Ginger Watson Says:

    This card class would be so awesome! Thanks for the chance to win.

  79. Debbie Dow Says:

    Sounds like a great class!

  80. Pam Says:

    This sounds great! pnutting

  81. Melinda Thao Says:

    Love the stamps! Thanks for the chance to win a spot!

  82. Marian Says:

    Love the inspiration and can’t wait for the templates.

  83. Kate aka stinkydudette Says:

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    - stinkydudette

  84. Evelin Says:

    love the video!

    ANd thanks for a chance at a giveaway! :)

  85. Lynda Miller Says:

    The videos are so very helpful and inspiring! Thanks for the chance to win the cardmaking class. Keep up the good work Garden Girls

  86. Satia Says:

    I promised myself that this year I’d start sending out more snail mail—letters, postcards, etc. This would be an amazing way to encourage myself to fulfill this promise I’ve made.

  87. Kathryn Says:

    I’d love to win this card class. I like giving handmade cards and need some inspiration (and a kick in the pants, too!).

  88. louise Says:

    this class looks so inspiring and I’d love to win a spot x

  89. Lindsey Says:

    Love to win this, always looking for new ideas for trendy cute cards. Flossyjamba

  90. Tracy W Says:

    Class sounds great – I keep feeling I really should make cards then I can use up more of my scraps…

  91. Kirsty Says:

    I’ve been making cards for years but I easily fall out of love with it, unlike scrapbooking, so a course would definitely help me make friends with it again.

  92. Alison Says:

    I need all the help I can get with card making…thanks for the giveaway!

  93. Dorilys Says:

    Thank you! What a great offer, I love it!

  94. Sparklin Says:

    Love this day of the month! Can’t wait to see all new releases! Love Amy Tan’s templates! And the class sounds like a lot of fun! 2Peas username: Sparklin Thanks for a chance!

  95. laura m. Says:

    Want that embroidery kit so bad! ;) Loving the new stamps too!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  96. Bia Keller Says:

    Love that misted heart layout! Thanks for the chance to win :) bikeller @ 2peas

  97. Julie Jeavons Says:

    Loved Corrie’s video and thanks for the chance to win a place on the card making course. A girl can never have too many cards.

  98. Renee A. Says:

    Ohh,I would love to win this class to learn how to make cards.

  99. Linda E Says:

    I always watch your videos at two peas and find them very inspiring. Thanks for the chance to win a seat in this great class.

  100. Sue D Says:

    Would love to take this class.

  101. LeAnne S Says:

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  102. Sheri Elmont Says:

    Excited about all the new videos at 2 Peas this year. Thanks for the giveaway, this class looks great.

  103. michele Says:

    I have been loving all the new videos! thanks for a chacne to win of class. it looks great.

  104. Beverly Gray Says:

    Found you on PRT. Thanks for the opportunity.

  105. Arc Says:

    I’d love to win a spot as I’m debating whether or not to sign up. It sounds great!

  106. Alyssa N. Says:

    I would love to improve my card making skills beyond what they are currently. I enjoy making cards for family and friends.

  107. Jan Says:

    I love your blog and work. Wonderful giveaway!

  108. Gail Ptach Says:

    WOW, thanks for the chance to win this class! How much fun during these long MI winter nights…

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