Two Peas broke up with me

I made that, My loves, Scrapbook it

I’m sad to report, but I’m taking the loss of Two Peas In A Bucket VERY personally.

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I have long considered it my go to source for all things scrapbooking, be it inspiration, news, supplies, education…  I was a loyal pea.  I spent 95% of my scrapbooking budget (and 60% of my grocery budget) at Two Peas.  I watched EVERY video, some twice, but nearly always on the day they were released.  I, in a weird online creeper kinda way, considered most of the garden girls as long distance friends.  So many of them I admired greatly and found myself giddy when their new video went live.  I’ll admit it, sometimes when the video was over, I would take a deep breath and catch myself exhaling with “I wish I were you”…  I know.  #intervention

In addition to all that creepiness, Two Peas was, in my eyes, a boutique shop.  A well curated collection of the most current and coveted items.  And, as it should be, the garden girl videos reflected that.  Videos were infused with all the newest products and mind blowing techniques.  Call me a paper snob, but I don’t want to be inundated with products and projects from manufacturers and designers that I wouldn’t use and don’t want to emulate.  Cutting through the crap (and the granny supplies) and getting to the meat of the industry was of HUGE value to me.

So now, I’m an internet gypsy.  A hobo.  I’m homeless and feeling so very lost. It’s with a sad heart that I look for new spots to hang out and find inspiration.  Studio Calico is a natural spot to gather, but short of writing my congressman, I don’t know how to convey to them the importance of regular videos.  From a perspective of loyalty, marketing and sales, I implore them (and other sites) to fill the internet void left by Two Peas in terms of high quality expert videos.  Not load, not haul, not warehouse walk, but garden girl-esqu magic.  Please.  Pretty please…

With that, here’s a layout. Made with only the most cutting edge and high quality products available on the market, duh.  Because I’m a snob like that.

Happy Today

Three cheers to anyone who can spot the hidden cat hair.  Ay, do I spy a new weekly series?!  #spotthecathair

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Easter for my birthday.

Around here, Family life, Holiday, My loves

Once in awhile, Easter decides to celebrate my birthday.  It’s a total trifecta when this happens.  1-My birthday, duh.  2-Spring.  Clearly God’s favorite season.  3-Easter and all its bunnies, eggs, candy, hunts, colors…

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Thank you Jesus.

 

 

I’d buy it!

I'd buy it!, Love it!, My loves, One Little Word, Scrapbook it

I don’t care who you are, you HAVE to love flare… Check out this awesome Etsy shop.

http://www.etsy.com/shop/aflairforbuttons

Here’s a couple that found their way into my shopping cart:

One Little Word 2014 Flair

https://www.etsy.com/listing/174531819/one-little-word-2014-flair

Watercolors Flair

https://www.etsy.com/listing/127950581/watercolors-flair

Chalkboard Valentines Flair

https://www.etsy.com/listing/173613252/chalkboard-valentines-flair?ref=shop_home_feat_1

I’m loving the lips!

Here’s a peek at the latest way I’ve managed to ignore all my parenting duties…

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I ripped right in to the latest delivery of goodness, the new Studio Calico SB kit, Valley High, and got to work on a story I’d been meaning to document from this Spring.

The girls and some neighborhood kids love an impromptu game of 4 Square.  As I watched and snapped video, I was astounded by the ‘terminololgy’ of the game.  The ‘gotcha’, ‘deep water’, ‘tree topper’, ‘shoe shiner’.  And… the layout was born.

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Lots of other parts and pieces were added in.  Alot from previous SC kits.  I toyed with the title ALOT.  Almost left it off, but then I settled on inking some chipboard letters with the same stamp pad as I used on the wood veneers.  Though it’s not a perfect match, it works and doesn’t make me cringe when I look at the LO.

 

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My loves

Crazy love

Baseball, KC Royals, My loves, someecards

So you guys. I’m in the midst of a very unhealthy relationship. A very one sided love.

In return for my unwavering devotion I enjoy fleeting moments of joy. Occasional displays of returned affection.

You guys. I red heart the Royals.

Yep, the Kansas Cityals. I love the players. Their stories. Their struggles (of which there are many). I so love the crack of the bat. The thud of the ball in a glove. The thrill of a stolen base.  The umpire’s emphatic call.  The announcers’ voices. On the radio. On tv. In the stadium. I love the perfectly manicured field. The pitcher’s mound emblazoned with the KC logo. The organ music. The wave.

What I don’t love are the elbow to elbow crowds. The intense summer sun. The sweat running down your back as you sit tightly packed with strangers. Paying hundreds of dollars for the experience only to watch your heart get broken in a 9 to 1 loss.

It hurts. Kinda real bad. 

What I really want, ultimately, is a badge. Some sort of medallion as a testament to my love. My unre quited love. A bit of a battle scar, if you will (and I just know you will).  Something that elicits a head nod of respect from the rest of the world

So, my friends.  Both real and imagined. Tell me, what is your unrequited crazy love?

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