Gardeners' Digest | August + A GIVEAWAY!

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Hi everyone! Today is that special day of the month when the Garden Girls from Two Peas in a Bucket bring you our Gardeners' Digest blog hop! The Gardeners' Digest is a monthly update (blog hop) that includes sneak peaks of upcoming projects, recent inspiration found at Two Peas, and our favorite products found in the shop! So you probably just arrived from Jen Gallacher's blog. If not, start the hop at the Two Peas blog, here.GG_BacktoSchoolLO_AHToday, I thought instead of a sneak I would share my project that popped up in the Garden this week for our Back to School theme. I created a vintage style page that centers around my daughter at the locker open house for incoming kids to the new intermediate school. It's just a quick shot with my camera, because I didn't want to embarass her in front of all the other kids with my big camera, so it isn't the greatest quality, but it works really well with the vintagey pieces that I chose fro my page.GG_Back2School_Detail4_AHOne of my favorite parts, was using the numbered brads on the photos to replicate the lock combinations she was experiementing with. Very fun! To see more details and all the products I used on my project, head on over to my gallery here.

InspiredByI love everything that Geralyn Sy does, so it's not a big suprise that I've picked one of her projects. 

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But what makes this project particularly inspiring to me, is the scale of her title. WOW! I never would have thought that such a large title would compliment such small photos, but her it completely does and it's brilliant! I am definitely keeping this project in mind when faced with title woes in the future!

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Giveaway

Today I'm happy to announce that I'll be giving away one spot in Jen Gallacher's new workshop: Words Unsaid.

Words-Unsaid-Long-Rectangle-Marketing-PieceMemories fade quickly and making sure we include all our stories within our scrapbooks can seem daunting. In this Mini Workshop, Garden Girl Jen Gallacher shares her approach for meaningful journaling. Jen is a dedicated journal keeper and has kept personal journals for over 30 years (ever since she was old enough to write). Now she combines her love of record keeping with scrapbooking! This journaling-centered class covers topics from holidays, to day-to-day events, to family moments, and several often forgotten subjects. 

Lessons include: 

Chapter 1: Special Events 
Chapter 2: Day-to-Day Living 
Chapter 3: Stories to Remember 
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Each chapter includes 10 BRAND NEW layouts for a total of 30 layouts. An instructional video is provided for each chapter in which Jen discusses her philosophy on journaling each memory, as well as, her creative approach to journaling design. Each chapter video highlights the start-to-finish process of one of the chapter layouts. Watch Jen select the photos, journal her story, and complete a layout all under 30 minutes! 

Beyond mere journaling, Jen discusses challenges to telling the story, creative methods for incorporating journaling on the page, and product suggestions for a fresh approach to journaling design. A helpful PDF is provided for each chapter and combines into a complete, comprehensive guide to meaningful journaling. Each layout is highlighted on its own page and includes the complete supply list, a close-up photo, and the approach to both documenting the story and the design of the journaling. Additional materials found within the PDF include topic ideas, journaling product ideas, and tips and tricks for journaling. 

Whether you're an experienced writer looking to incorporate journaling into your scrapbooks, or you struggle with knowing what to say on your pages, this workshop's for you! Never leave "words unsaid" again! 

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 of both Jen and to connect with other participants. Enjoy! 

To qualify for the giveaway, simply leave a comment letting me know your biggest struggle with journaling. Please also leave your Two Peas username, so that we can get you set up for the workshop as quickly as possible. Thanks!

And in case you get lost along the way, here' the list of our Garden Girls who are participating in today's hop, in order. :)

Shannon
Kimber
Jen Gallacher
Amy H<---- that's me :)
Marcy
Lynn
Laura
Jill
Amy Tan
Kandis
Lexi
Wilna
Julie
Becky
Wendy Sue
Shimelle
Lisa 

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a wonderful Wednesday!