Teaching at Oh, Scrap

Last month I had the pleasure of teaching my minibook + film canister class at Oh, Scrap in Costa Mesa. It's always nice to support a local scrapbook store as they are (unfortunately) far and few between these days. The class went off without a hitch and my students were lovely, as always. Here are a few photos from the day:During the class, my mom noticed a girl who came in with a book she had made for a graduation present using my products. Turns out she wanted to sign up for the class but it coincided with the graduation party she was on her way to.Be sure to check out my upcoming events in the right sidebar!

What a Hoot

We loved seeing these fun owl gift bags made by Laurel Lane using our Sketchbook papers. She shares her inspiration and process on this post. And she even made an 8X8 mini album of her daughter's first year.Thanks for sharing your creative projects with us Laurel. How clever and cute!

Hello Card Video

Today I am excited to show you another video tutorial that we recently put together. As I said before, I am by no means a great cardmaker, but sometimes it's fun to make something quick and easy. For this card, I really wanted to play with the new Hero Arts' Shadow Inks - they're so much fun! Plus they pair rather nicely with the watercolor treatment in Sketchbook. Can't beat that.

Supplies: Shadow Inks by Hero Arts; Stamps, Patterned Paper, Trimmer, Adhesive, and Thickers by American Crafts; Herringbone Overlay by Hambly. And in case you needed an excuse to go shopping, Two Peas has free shipping for orders over $50 with the code: 85GRMH through the end of May. ****** The winner for Amy Heller's workshop is: Anna S who said: Do I have to pick just ONE favorite color? It’s a toss up between pink and orange and they are my absolute favorite color combo! My 2peas name is gus-gus. Congrats and thanks to everyone who entered and shared your favorite color.

May gardeners' digest

A layout including stamping, sewing, stickers, Instagrams and of course washi tape.

Some stellar layouts in the gallery. Here are some projects from those taking my Collect & Create workshop (click on the layouts for more detail and info):

1. 12X12 D-Ring album - I should probably avoid choosing an item from my own collection, but I truly love this album. And after receiving many emails asking when it would finally be in stores, I couldn't resist making it one of my picks.. Hope you all understand!

2. Pieces of Me exclusive kit - It sounds silly but although I really love everything in this kit, I mainly couldn't resist buying it because of that exclusive stamp set. I've already used it and am so looking forward to digging into Maggie's workshop.

3. October Afternoon Tidbits - These look adorable and will be perfect for both Project Life and layouts. And mini books. They are just perfect.

4. Lace washi tape - It's a bit thinner than most of the tapes in my collection and just so happens to match Sketchbook very nicely.

5. These alphas. I realize they were on my list last month, but I have ordered even more in every single color. They really are the perfect size and come in both lower and upper case, which I can't seem to resist.

Workshop: Through the Kaleidoscope (Amy asked me to be one of her contributors and I was happy to oblige! The class concepts and projects are all amazing!)

Cost of class: $25

Do you wish you could add more color to your scrapbooking projects? Have you ever wondered how to mix manufacturers' products and collections with ease? And lets talk about all those products you've been hoarding in your stash, ever wish you could learn to use more of those in your projects? Join Garden Girl Amy Heller as she teaches a color theory based workshop, 'Through the Kaleidoscope | Making Sense of Color 4 Scrapbooking' based on the principles of the color wheel.

As a graphic designer and former creative and art director by trade, Amy's experience in color has spanned not only from the crafting world, but over 10 years professional experience in the design of advertising, brand development and packaging. Over five chapters, she'll share 50 brand new scrapbook pages by her and her group of contributors. Each chapter contains a printable PDF containing beautiful color inspiration boards from daily life as well as from scrapbooking supplies for each of the principles and colors covered, as well as a coordinating video. Included is a handy, portable flip card set with each of the color theories covered as well as the full color wheel for taking to your next crop or simply having in your craft area for easy and convenient color reference.

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 Amy and to connect with other participants. Enjoy! Remember, if you have already have signed up and you win, you can give the spot to a friend or get a credit! To enter: Just leave a comment with your 2Peas username (if you have one) along with your favorite color. Giveaway is closed. The winner for Amy Heller’s workshop is: Anna S who said: Do I have to pick just ONE favorite color? It’s a toss up between pink and orange and they are my absolute favorite color combo! My 2peas name is gus-gus. Congrats and thanks to everyone who entered and shared your favorite color.

Next stop on the hop - Jill.

Make and Takes X 2

A couple weeks ago I had the pleasure of doing make and takes at two wonderful events. The first was by the extraordinary Kim Caldwell. Her events are beyond amazing, and Affaire At Tiffany's was no exception. It took place at the Hotel Belamar in Manhattan Beach and I didn't take nearly enough photos. And yes, you are seeing it correctly. Every single one of the attendees received a Tiffany's bag with more than just a little blue box. The 2nd event was at Treasured Memories in Oak Park, CA. Christine, the owner, asked me a few months ago to be a part of their 15 year anniversary. Fifteen years! Not only does she have a fabulous store, her staff and customers (and their dogs) were all so delightful. In both places, ladies made little coupon books using American Crafts Cut Up trimmer, which has 3 blades built in, including a perforation blade. Thanks Kim & Christine for having me and American Crafts be a part of your fantastic events!