Tuesday, January 1, 2013

The One with the Garden Girl!

To quote the kid in one of my all-time favorite YouTube videos (David After the Dentist): "Is this real life?"
It has literally been a dream of mine ever since they started a design team many moons ago to be a Garden Girl. I've been bursting at the seams to share the news :)
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Here is the layout I made to kick off my Garden Girl debut:
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SERENDIPITY

Description: The Soho Garden line is full of bright colors - my favorite! I purposefully chose bright colors for our Christmas card photoshoot so I could make a layout using Soho Garden papers. Tell me I'm not the only one who chooses clothes based on paper lines! I love how there are pinks and florals to use for more girly layouts but there's also lots of black, green, and blue so I've used this line for layouts for my son. I love when lines, like Soho Garden, can go both ways! Clustering embellishments is one of my favorite trends so I turned to layered stickers, jewels, pearls, and sequins to draw the eye across and around the page.

  Journaling says: I remember the exact moment when I knew you wanted to be born. I was at the Princess Fantasy Faire at Disneyland and I got the strongest impression that there was a little girl of my own waiting impatiently for me to take her back there! Now here you are! I can't wait to take you back there someday and dress you in a pretty princess dress and tell you this story. I love you so much Jane!

How to: Die cut a large doily from scrap cardstock, place it over a dark blue cardstock background, spray over it with dark blue mist, then remove the doily mask. Take the outter negative pieces of the die cut doily, draw over them with a white colored pencil, then glue them into place on the layout. Go around the outside of the misted doily with silver glitter glue then once it's dry write journaling around the doily with a silver pen. Print a girl silhouette from the internet, cut it into pieces, trace and cut out the same pieces from patterned paper and photos, then piece them back together onto the layout. Make a "necklace" from pearls and a sequin and add fabric stickers over a couple of the paper blocks with foam dots. Place a title sticker with pop dots on the center, type up a bit of journaling on a vintage typewriter, add it below the title, then place a piece of scalloped printed paper trimmed from a tag below. Create two clusters of embellishments - one on the top left and one on the bottom right - using flower stickers, drops of white spray mist, dots of gold pen, sequins, stickers, pearls, jewels, and a date stamp.

Supplies: Cardstock, patterned paper, tag, stickers (butterfly, feather, flowers, pennant, sentiment, ticket), date stamp, ink, adhesive: American Crafts; Jewels, pearls: Pebbles; Glitter glue: Ranger; Spray mist: Studio Calico; Pens (gold, silver): EK Success; Colored pencil: Prismacolor; Die cut machine (Cameo), doily die (Silhouette): QuicKutz; Typewriter: Smith Corona
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One Thursday of every month I'll have a video tutorial as part of the "SCRAP YOUR STASH" segment - this series equips you with ideas for making a dent in the papers and stickers and goodies you've collected and it'll be taught by Nancy Damiano, Jill Sprott, Amy Heller, and myself. I've never made a movie before so we'll see how this goes!
I can already tell that 2013 is going to be a great year!

35 comments:

j.leija said...

Paige, are you serious?! This is one of the most beautiful pieces of art. It took my eye a few seconds to register the silhouette. Seriously blown away. Congrats on the Garden Girl status! I honestly didn't know you weren't already one :) Cheers!

Chris said...

Wow! Congratulations! What great news to start the new year with!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wooooooo hooooooooooooo!! CONGRATS!!!!! So happy for you!!! I loveeeeeeeeeee your lo!! Absolutely GORGEOUS!! Happy New Year!!

Diana Waite said...

EEEK!! this is SO INCREDIBLY EXCITING!!! Congrats to you this is TOTALLY well deserved and GORGEOUS layout!

Leslie Ashe said...

Way to GO Paige! Congrats on being a Garden Girl! I'm so excited for you!

Daria said...

Happy New Year!

would you like to follow each other?
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Daria

Shelly said...

Congratulations!! Hugs, Shelly

SupaFlowaPowa said...

congrats! what's a garden girl? sounds awesome!!! happy new year!

Laurie LaRiviere said...

wow Paige, this is awesome, you totally deserves this title of Garden Girl! your layout is beautiful!

Tina said...

Congrats! This is so awesome and so well deserved!

Jessica B - crafty_chic_girl said...

yay! congrats on being a garden girl!!!

Benessi said...

Congrats Paige! You make amazing work so this is no surprise, I'm so excited for this new year!

Valerie said...

Congratulations Paige - that layout is incredible!!!

brenda said...

Congratulations, Paige!! Awesome news for you (and us!)

Nicole said...

Congrats, they are so lucky to have you!!! I'm so excited for you. Love your layout!

Cathy said...

Congrats! What an amazing opportunity...they and the rest of us 2p's fans are so blessed to have you~

Diana Fisher said...

Congrats and gorgeous page!! :)

Alex said...

Congratulations! I love that layout above. So beautiful. And I agree with your commenters above ... It's amazing art! Yay for video tutorials!

Carolyn Taylor said...

I'm very proud of my Garden Girl!

Carolyn Taylor said...

I'm very proud of my Garden Girl!

Joanne said...

Congrats Paige. Ur stuff is amazing. Cant wait to see your videos.

Jennifer said...

Congratulations, Paige! :)

Nicole said...

That is so exciting! You are very talented.

Tanya Allison said...

Biggest accomplishment ever! So happy you're a GG. Can't wait to see what you post on the Two Peas website! That layout you made has so much detail, don't know how you think of it!

Marlene McCune said...

Congrats! You deserve it!

Mel said...

CONGRATS!! That LO is absolutely gorgeous. WOW.

curlyqmosaics said...

This is the. Coolest. Layout. Ever. Congrats on the team Paige, your work is amazing! :)

Michelle Price said...

Huge congrats!Excited to see what you will create!

Eliz Gardner said...

This is amazeballs! You deserve it, your work is unique and stunning and always inspiring. I'm so happy for you. Congrats!

andie librandi. said...

awesome news, paige! congrats...you garden girl, you :)

*reyanna klein* said...

That is so stinkin exciting!! SO proud of you! YAY! :-D

nichole said...

so exciting!!! you're amazing and it great that they recognize it! lota love ( and a bit of jealousy ;) ) coming from me.

Carina Lindholm said...

woohoo!! You rock Paige! Congrats.

Diane Payne said...

That is awesome news! Congratulations...I'm looking forward to seeing all your Garden creations! :)

Monika Costa Lima said...

Congrats ! I'm just starting to follow your blog :))