Gardeners' Digest

gghop1It's been a while since I've participated in one of the monthly Garden Girl blog hops, and I've missed it. Since the Two Peas In A Bucket site has a fresh new makeover, I thought I would update the graphics here as well. Thanks Amy Heller for creating these. Made this little cluster with some of my favorite products. Thought I would brighten up winter by using a fun photo collage. Also just got a fun order in the mail:haul 1. These wood alphas by Studio Calico.2. Bright Idea exclusive stamp set by Kelly Purkey3. This Amazing paper (it's named quite appropriately)4. These Freckled Fawn speech bubbles 5. These ultra thin pieces of kraft paper that have light stripes going on:gghop4Paige's patterned paper magic just blows me away every single time. This layout is no exception. She's rocking the Ready Set Go.gghop5Workshop: Start Here mini workshop with Lisa Truesdell

Cost of class: $12

Description: "Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working." - Pablo Picasso

Get a jump on inspiration with Start Here. In this workshop, Lisa Truesdell will give you the tools to turn almost any image into a jumping off point for your next layout. You'll learn to break down images into smaller elements and use them to inspire your page's color combo, design, or even new techniques. We'll talk about finding images you love and identifying what grabbed you about them, and how to put that inspiration to work! Lisa is joined by twelve talented contributors who will each be sharing a page based on one of Lisa's inspiration pieces, as well as their thoughts on finding starting points in unexpected places.

Included in the workshop are 27 brand-new scrapbook pages (15 from Lisa and 12 from her contributors) showcasing a variety of interpretations of inspiration pieces, 3 printable PDFs and 3 brand new videos following Lisa as she makes a layout starting with an inspiration piece.

Lisa's talented contributors include Allison Waken, Ashley Calder, Becky Novacek, Doris Sander, Erica Hernandez, Emily Spahn, Kelly Noel, Kristina Nicolai-White, Laura Kurz, Lexi Bridges, Lisa Dickinson, and Marcy Penner

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 for Lisa and to connect with other participants. Enjoy!Print

GIVEAWAY: If you’d like to win a spot in the Start Here, just leave a comment and include your 2peas username. If you’ve already purchased the class (it’s a great price – $12), your class fee will be refunded or you can gift the spot to a friend. Giveaway will close December 26 at 7am and winner will be announced on this post shortly after. UPDATED: Winner is #33 - Olivia / angelStarr - congrats!

Next stop on the hop is Wilna. Remember you can always check the Two Peas blog for the entire list of participants.