It's Black Friday - are you ready for the holiday shopping to begin!
Not only do we have hundreds of products on sale, we're doing a BIG giveaway! We've stuffed 6 large Blue Q pouches with paper pads, wood veneer, Project Life cards, and our own exclusives like arrow clips and badges.
Just visit the store and then come back and tell us what's on your scrappy wishlist to enter to win! Keep an eye out on the blog next week for the announcemnet of the 6 winners. (And if you're on Instagram, you'll want to be sure to follow us there too. Hint, hint!)
If you folllow the blog here regularly, you may remember a mini album we put together for Garden Girl Elizabeth Kartchner. When Amy Tan welcomed her baby boy into the world, we had to make her one too!
A group of Garden Girls contributed to this mini album. Each page varied in size, but was no bigger than an 8.5x11 sheet of paper. They were told to use Amy's Cut and Paste collection as inspiration for colors in their pages, and to embellish front and back. The pile of finished pages was quite bulky, so we pierced holes and bound it with twine. Here's the album all together:
You can see it's made up of a mix of Cut & Paste, as well as Glitz Design's Finnley collection, and a sprinkling of our exclusives and digital products! Browse the supplies for this album here.
It's so easy to get caught up in the great new embellishments, collections, ideas and fun examples as we prepare for our December Daily albums*, but what about the basics? We're here today to share with you five supplies you don't want to overlook!
1) WASHI TAPE Do more than just collect this good stuff. This Japanese masking tape is great for no-fuss layering and adding a splash of color; it's so easy - just rip off the roll and slap it down. Use one or a few favorites throughout to unify your album. Consider trying different widths and mixing patterns for variety!
2) SIMPLE PATTERNS Collections like Pebbles Inc's Basics and Echo Park's Dots and Style Essentials make it so easy to have your favorite colors stocked in goes-with-anything patterns. These brands have patterns in every color of the rainbow that could be used for adding borders, backgrounds or other things to pages to keep them unified.
3) WOOD VENEER This natural embellishment has us smelling pine! Basic shapes are a great choice for keeping things simple or as a starting place to get creative. Add a "Ho! Ho! Ho!" to a speech bubble or put a number in a frame - customize them to your fancy!
5) SUPPLIES YOU CAN REPEAT Repeating a design from tools like punches or stamps in your December Daily will help to bring continuity. Use the same star punch, and add it to every page in some way. Hide it partially behind a photo, stick in the collage in the corner, or on a label, but use it on every page.
*New to December Daily? This mini album concept was developed by Ali Edwards - learn more about it from Ali on her blog!
Like many scrapbookers I love buying new supplies but as I live in Belgium shipping can take a while. The digital supplies in the TwoPeas store are heaven sent as they are all downloable and I can print them out instantly. I can start creating a project without having to wait for my products and I still fulfill the need for some new supplies. For the month of November I set my eyes on the following products:
They are very Christmas orientated and the picture I had printed out didn't fit the theme at all, but I like a challenge and decided to use elments from all three digital products on a layout. I picked the banner with the heart from the first printable, the joy card and the some of the circle elements from the second as they weren't too Christmassy. I also wanted to use the cut files and I cut out the deer and heart using my Silhouette Cameo. On my layout I used the deer. It symbolises the protective side that my son Robin has when he is with his younger brother. I kept the layout very simple and played with the photos, cutting them in circles. I love how easy it was to use the digital files and create a fun and meaningful layout.
This week 1) Shannon embellishes her page with one pack of embellishments. 2) Janna combines scrapbooking with an advent calendar. 3) Glitter Girl gives advice on mixing and matching manufacturers for a Fall apge. 4) Jill challenges herself to cohesively use odds and ends from her stash. 5) Laura uses background stamps on a festive layout and card. 6) Melissa gives double the ideas for her Project Life lesson and answers question about documenting a vacation.
Our theme this month is Holiday mini albums. What do you look for when shopping and gathering supplies for a mini book? For this year I've selected a gold, white, red colour scheme. At least I think. ;) So it starts with looking for things with that colour scheme as well as things that would work great for layering, stars, things that are sparkly and so on. I'm not overly concerned with finding things that are classified as "christmas" or "holiday-themed".
How do you approach a project like this? Describe your process. I start by picking my colour scheme and pulling/curating things that I mentioned above. I gather these all together for easy access. From there I decide on format and size. I like to work as I go usually… as December goes on… but I like to prepare in my mind at least where I want to go and what structure I want my pages to have. I may pre cut a few things, but mostly I just wait until December 1st to go.
What are your favorite parts to make or include in a mini album? I love just adding little bits and pieces to my daily pages. I really just love the whole thing.
Hi friends! It's the 22nd which means it's time for a new Garden Girl blog hop! This month we're doing something a little different. We think you're going to LOVE the way we've mixed it up! Before we send you off, here's a little giveaway package made up of festive goodies:
Just leave a comment with your Two Peas username - we'll draw a winner on Monday! And if you don't have your holiday crafting plans in place yet, let our Christmas selection help inspire you. ;)