Two Peas | New to the Garden | + Lisa's MINI Workshop Giveaway!


Hey everyone! I thought I'd pop in to share with you my Garden Seed from the Gallery this week. As the school year is wrapping up, and my son is about to turn six, I'm finding myself more sentimental than ever about my kids growing up. Recently my little guy brough home a watercoloring of his alphabet that he made in art class, and I just loved it. I wanted to integrate it into a page very badly. 

I began thinking it would be the base of my page, but after trimming it to a size that would work, it just didn't work. So I decided, instead, to tuck it from behind my page, then using a piece of clear vellum to tone it down a little, while still being able to see the shapes and colors. 


I simply left the right hand side of my page unadheared to my page, so that I could easily take out his artwork and look at it more closely years down the road. I love how it turned out.


I used the colors in his artwork as the basis for my colors in my page. I used scraps of paper mostly, to really give it that whimsical, elementary feel to it. I captured this photo of my little guy at his first "official" spring celebration at school. I say official because in years past it was as his sister's younger brother and this year he was finally able to go as a bonafied kindergartener. His expression, captures that simple joy and love that I adore at his age right now, and I'm going to be so sad when he grows out of that. He's my baby, my little love bug, and I don't want him to grow up! :(

This week also brought a super great suprise to me:

GG_Kaleidoscope-reveiwsFor this, I'm humbled and so grateful. Thank you everyone! I'm having so much fun seeing what you've learned! Click on the photo to find out more! :)

On a similar note, fellow Garden Girl, Lisa Truesdell, has launched her workshop, Divide and Conquer - Making a MIni Album One Pocket at a Time.Divideconquer728x90

So today, I thought I'd give you a little info on that, and hold a giveaway for one lucky person to take Lisa's workshop for free! I'm so jealous! :D

Here's the official blurb:

If you have the best intentions with mini albums – but not the best follow through – then it’s time to Divide and Conquer! Garden Girl Lisa Truesdell will walk you through the steps of using divided page protectors to turn a hodge podge of memorabilia and photos into a beautifully finished mini album. We’ll explore putting together a kit to work from, selecting what photos and keepsakes will make the cut, and fun techniques perfect for this style of book. Lisa also has lots of tips on keeping your motivation up & making the process fun until the last embellishment is in place, and will be sharing a peek at additional sample layouts from three other contributors, each working with a different themed album.

This self -paced workshop will let you work at your own speed through the chapters – each chapter is accompanied by a helpful PDF walking you through the process and a 10-minute video sharing a closer look at how Lisa’s album came together.  These videos are technique-based and will explore creating a die-cut cover, working with transparencies to build a two-sided layout, making custom sized page protectors and techniques for working with pockets.
Lisa is using the Simple Stories Documented 6x8 Mix & Match Mini Album available for purchase separately, however, these same principles may be applied to an album of any size using divided page protectors.
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! 
Please note, if you've already purchased Lisa's workshop, you can still win this prize. You will be refunded your money, or you may gift your spot to a friend! :D Fun, fun!

All you need to do, is leave a comment on this post here by Sunday, June 17th, midnight ET for your chance to win! 

Thanks so much for stopping by and good luck on the giveaway! :D