Friday, November 22, 2013

Garden Digest: November 2013!


Every month, the design team from 2peasinabucket does a blog hop (see some of the past ones here)! In this month's garden girl blog hop, we are doing something different! Every one participating did a little video chatting away and answering a few questions! I think it will be so cool to see these little videos!

here's the list of this blog hop!
Two peas blog
Paige
Lisa
Wilna (here)
Lilith
Corrie
Jen Kinkade
Jen Gallacher
Shimelle.



It's quite awkward to make a video while you are technically talking to yourself, so forgive me if I am too silly in this video. ha!

This coming month i will have a bunch of videos coming to two peas! I am currently working on a video that will be up this coming Tuesday for "in the mood to scrap". I also had my second ARTCLASS come out and I am so happy that everyone loves it! The first class is on sale right now (-25%). Here's a sneak peek at my new class. It was so much fun to put this class together and I can honestly say that the one who benefitted the most was me. I am truly energized to create pages right now and I hope the same will happen to you when you take it!


I am really inspired by the pages that's being created from my class. I love looking through the class gallery and I do get all warm and fuzzy when I see the beautiful creations. What makes me even more happy is when someone say that they have tried something that they have always wanted to try but was too scared to. I created a pinterest board to keep all those beautiful pages together! Thank you so much for every single person that bought the class!



I recently did a scrapbook room VIDEO tour and those of you who saw it will know that I really don't have that much stuff. This was not always the case... back in the day when I worked for Making memories, I had so much stuff it was overwhelming to say the least. I love buying my own products to scrapbook with! here's a few things that is making their way over to my house as we speak.



Today I doing a give away! leave me a comment (maybe answer one of the questions in the video - I would love to hear your take) and you can win a gift card from 2peas worth $20! This is always a great little gift... maybe you will buy a class or that stamp you've been looking for!
Thanks so much for visiting my blog. I love doing the garden digest and I am looking forward to sharing my videos with you over the coming month. Please make sure you are subscribed to my Youtube channel as I am planning on uploading some other layout tutorials there too!

smiles (and hop over to Lilith's blog now!)

Wilna Furstenberg
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ps... the winner of the artclass 2 give away is...Ruth Tacoma! Please email me your two peas name and I will give your name to the powers on there!

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94 comments :

Carla Crosby said...

I love your quote "if you are organized you can create more"....I couldn't agree more :)

Jenny said...

Love all these videos! Thanks for a chance!

Angie Vallejo said...

Lovely video! Thank you for sharing! Organization really helps me, I a finding that if I out together kits ahead of time, it saves me time looking for more things and I can easily tell when the layout is finished.m.

Sandra said...

New Years resolution ... organize my scrap room - I know I am not as productive as I would like to be because I am not organized!
Love your color pallet!
Sandra ltb
slbt17 at yahoo dot com

Ruth G said...

Thanks so much for sharing, Wilna! It was very fun to put a face with your many projects and classes!
I frequently start my creative process with a sketch or challenge and then find pictures and supplies that work for that project. I find that limiting myself really helps give me direction and helps keep me from getting stuck.
Thanks so much for the chance to win!
two peas name : meredemaison

Tessa Herron said...

You hit the nail on the head when you said some people have a hard time starting which is me. I much rather prefer to start with a photograph like you suggested and work with a small group of materials. I'm not one that can do a layout without a picture.

Loved listening to your accent its beautiful. I have never seen your videos. :)

Tessa

Angela said...

You were adorable in your video. I love all your work!!! Peppea@ TwoPeas

julie e said...

When do I find time to create - in the middle of the night when everyone else at my house is sleeping

juliee181

Sarah Melton said...

I love your videos. I'm sure if we brainstorm someone will come up with a connection between Dexter and Scrapbooking... His samples are like scrapbooks- memory keeping. I'm a sci-fi scrapper:)

Michelle Y said...

LOVE your video, Wilna!! You were so cute, not awkward haha :) When I'm having trouble getting started on a page, I look at my board on Pinterest and get inspiration from other layouts I love, or I'll start with a sketch. Having the basic foundations of a page makes it go so much faster, and then I can focus on the part I love most, which is embellishing!!

mary said...

Thank you for reminding us that the key to creating is organization!

Marsha F said...

I find time to create when my kids are at school...I don't get much scrapbooking done when they are home!
2peas: marshatf

Tammy B said...

oh my gosh you are so funny! i'm wondering if your girls are crafty/arty as well? i have 3 girls as well and one of them is arty. great video!

Auror Willow said...

Awe this was a cute video! One thing that I found really helpful from your room tour is the baskets you have in your closet to immediately get rid of supplies you know you won't use. In the past I have tried to use supplies that I was given or won that weren't exactly my style and it never works out. I plan to go through my stash and get rid of everything I know I will not use. It's just a waste of time and space trying to use it.

Debbie P said...

Love your video! You are so adorable! I haven't seen your scrap room tour, I can't wait to watch it. I need to start trying a mood board. It seems intimidating, but I love how you have utilized them in your work. Thanks for the chance to win this awesome giveaway!

Alison Day said...

You are too cute!! I love your clean, fresh studio. Unfortunately I'm a total scrap supply hoarder so mine could never look like that!! I totally second your tip (or third it as it originally came from Becky Higgins I guess) of grouping like supplies. I have been doing that for a couple years now and it definitely eases the scrapping process. You need a punch, you go to the punch drawer/basket/whatever. Best tip ever! Thanks for the giveaway. I just recently bought your Art Class I and am looking forward to diving into it soon! $20 would go a long way to getting me Art Class II!! :)

Andrea said...

Thanks for the giveaway! You are so talented.

*Monica B* said...

You are too funny, Wilna! I love it :) Thanks for sharing - I know how awkward it can be to film yourself talking!
Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
(2Peas: Monica B)

Jung A said...

if i could scrapbook with anyone for a day it would be you or dearlizzy (although i totally love maggie holmes as well!)
awesome giveaway!

Brittany Kielar said...

I loved listening to you talk about what you love! It's inspired me to purchase one of your art classes. I agree with you on organization. I like to keep my go to supplies all in on e tray that I can easily move around. I also love watching my favorite my tv shows while scrapping!

2Peas Username: Kielarbn

Lynn Lane said...

How do I start...I almost always look for ideas online. Thanks for the chance to win!

Mary T said...

I love coffee too. There is no scrapbooking without Tasimo expresso!! :) And I love your room. It is so beautiful, peaceful and inspiring!

artfulscrapbooking said...

Love your video!! Thanks for sharing your answers and that you don't have so much stuff! Love your mixed media basket!!! :) Evie aka artfulscrapbooking

Renae said...

I usually start with the picture and let the colors or feeling in them inspire my colors. Thanks for a chance to win.

rpcrafter

Allie Stewart said...

So fun to see you on the other side of the camera! You seem like such a sweet and fun person!

yasmin said...

I loved your video! I would love to scrapbook with you, you are awesome

yasminc

Unknown said...

it is always such an inspiration to see you and your work-
thanks
Holly

Unknown said...

pinterest is so inspiring! and I love when you show how you get ideas from the mood boards
thanks
silverilex

Kristin G. said...

I usually start with the picture and from there pick 3 colors. I have everything sorted by color so that narrows down my supplies immensely.

Loving this bloghop...off to the next one! :)

Janet N. said...

Not an answer to one of the questions, but I have to say that I love how you have your mixed media supplies all in one basket. I'm definitely going to do that. Thanks for the tip.

Gail Peters said...

"Categorize and Organize" definitely going to do more of this in my craft space. Also love the idea of a mixed media basket!
Thank you . . .

Andrea Garland said...

If I can choose someone to scrapbook with it will be Amy Tangerine, I think she's so sweet and love her fresh style.

My 2peas user: garlandandrea

Ruth said...

Thanks you Wilna

Rita said...

awesome tips & inspiration. loving the art2 class as well!

2peas - rtimmons

DBMM said...

Hi, its awesome to put a face with a voice. Lovely work you daughter did with your hair and makeup. Love your tips. I am a beginner and for me its so difficult to start... and its hard to get off a pre selected sketch and just feel free to create. I am always afraid its not going to be pretty. But I end up always liking what I make. Weird, right?
Again thanks for the tips and for the chance to win!

My 2peas name: dani_bmm

DBMM said...

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BTW, you look great!

Jan said...

Thanks for the tips and the chance to win!
jan509 @ 2peas

VanillaCarmel said...

great video! Your pages are some of the prettiest I've seen.
I just organized my scrap stuff over Labor Day weekend, and am SO much more creative. It's fun to scrap when you don't have to look for things. I am a single mother of three girls, and don't have large blocks of time, so I keep my current project in a pizza box-like container with all the stuff I need. I work as I can, ,here and there.
thanks! Mandylee

Moira said...

I loved your video :)... To answer a couple of the questions : I generally start a layout with either the photo or the most lovely pattern paper I just laid my hands on LOL. My little organisation tip is to keep all those tools that I use again and again very close to me. I have two small baskets on my table all the time, one with glue of all types, dimensionals, scissors, craft knife, paper piercer ... and another with small punches that I use over and over

Anonymous said...

Best time to create: after midnight.

Gi meaningful purple life said...

You look lovely Wilna do not worry :-)!! I do saw your scrap space and it is beautiful and it is amazing how organizing you are. I also like to be organize. My start the process of create choosing the photo, the sketch, paper and embellishment.

jasmine said...

I love your mixed media basket! It looks so easy to pull out and use! I have a very very small space to use as my creative area (3/4 of a wall in my living room) so organization (and not having too much stuff) is HUGE for me. I'm still working on getting things really organized, but one tip I would give others is to utilize your vertical space. Using your wall to hang storage cups or peg board is really great for organizing small spaces!

Thank you for the giveaway and the video!

justasiam said...

Thanks for letting us see a glimpse into your life! That was so much fun! I recently got serious and purged a lot of stash that I admitted to myself I probably would never use. Now I surround myself with only things that I love and it really helps keep things orderly and actually helps my creativity too.

justasiam said...

Sorry...my username is paperpodner (in case you needed that).

reen said...

Loved your video. I did enjoy putting the face with the voice. And I especially like seeing your basket of art supplies.

Anita B said...

when i sit down to create i find that my photos and lovely papers set the mood for my layout..xx

KellyO said...

Fun little video. Tell your daughter she did a great job on your hair and makeup.

I too categorize to organize. It really saves time when you are looking for something.

Kelly
2Ps name: keddypea

Vikki said...

what a great video! You did such a great job! I agree with you about limiting your choices to help you create, I have been trying that a lot lately and it really seems to help.
Islandscrapper1

Unknown said...

Wilna you are to cute. I know this video was editted but....When you started talking about coffee and sugar I was starting to think you might had a few cups. It was funny and cute. I bought Artclass 1 a few days ago. Slowly started watching videos. So glad I did. Your very creative and talented. Can't wait to get class 2.

Melissa said...

Wilna you are to cute. I know this video was editted but....When you started talking about coffee and sugar I was starting to think you might had a few cups. It was funny and cute. I bought Artclass 1 a few days ago. Slowly started watching videos. So glad I did. Your very creative and talented. Can't wait to get class 2.

Caralyn said...

I start my pages with wanting to tell a story. I enjoyed your video!

Amy said...

Simply love your Art class.....I have learned so much from Art Class 1 and have started the 2nd....your style/colors really inspire me. Thanks for all the hard work you put into your classes!!!

cat123 said...

I discovered your blog and your world and I love it!
I love your video, you are not too silly, you're natural and I love that too !!!
I subscribe to your news, I want to follow you !!

thanks for sharing and for this chance !

Amber Sheaves said...

I don't think you were silly at all! You are always great! And I love that your daughter did your hair :) Those little dinosaurs were cute - I didn't notice them in the room tour video.

Scrappin Ashley said...

Your daughter did a great job on your makeup and hair! I try to find creative time when my son is at preschool or when he's sleeping so I can focus and watch my reality tv haha

Scrappin Ashley is my peaname

pinwheelsblog said...

Hi Wilna!

I am so happy you made videos about your room and this Q&A session! You look gorgeous! And love hearing your voice! I guess I have a girl crush on you :)))
I wish to meet you once again in person!
And of course I would love to win a gift certificate to buy your class!

Hugs and greetings from rainy Germany!
Olga (in_heidelberg)
(2peas: Olia)

lucretia said...

Like your little layout Wilna. Thanks for the chance to win a prize.

Love, Carrie said...

Such a fun video of you ♡ I know a layout's done when I take a photo of it (usually with my phone) and the photo looks balanced..... there's something about seeing a photo of my layout that helps me view the weight of it.

Amy Webster said...

Loved the video. Did some serious laughing about scrapbooking while watching Dexter!

peaname: twinsmama

Lawrie Hamacher said...

I definitely think limiting my choices helps me be more creative. It is too easy to be overwhelmed by stuff and paralyzed into not being able to make a choice at all. Loved your video-your daughter did a great job with the hair and makeup!

Fresh Delight said...

It's so fun to see this video :)

Anissa Hutchins said...

Love the video! The dinosaurs are just fantastic.

Kristol said...

You are so correct the key for me is definitely organization. When I am unorganized I get in a rut and my creative juices just do not flow. Thanks for sharing your creative talent.

Debbie Stember said...

I watch Netflix while I scrapbook. TV shows without the commercials are the best. Especially if there are many years worth available.

- pigsflyng

Anya said...

Awesome giveaway! Getting a class sounds good! let me go pick one already! :)

Miriam Prantner said...

What a great video! I always start my layouts with the photos and then I draw colors and embellishments from what I see there.

Ashley Calder said...

You are seriously too cute. :)

Megan said...

Great video! Thanks for sharing your answers! I'm always curious how other people organize and work as they scrapbook. I'm kind like you in that I watch TV while I scrapbook:) Thanks for the giveaway!

Jennifer streff said...

I just finished re-doing my "Art Room" and realized I had forgotten about a ton of stuff!! I learned a lot about myself while cleaning and organizing.. I learned that if I can't see it I'm not going to use it.. So I purged till it hurt!! Lol!! Then I set up a rotation system, so I'm not getting bored with what I can see!! I like having less to work with because I'm really getting creative!! And what a waists to have beautiful things that aren't getting used!! Good luck to everyone, and Thank you!!

Chel said...

loved the tour of your scraproom- I love peeking into other people's spaces!

Eva Scott said...

Ha, what a cute video. Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Loved hearing about your processes and ideas. 2 peas fi21

Lauren said...

Love seeing your video! I have learned to make time for myself to create, it makes me a happier wife and Mom, and I love watching Netflix,house of cards or Orange is the New Black! Thanks for the chance to win. 2 Peas name. Lauren Elliott

Jess said...

Thanks for making this video, your basket is a great idea!

I'm kiwijesta at 2peas.

Julie GM said...

Yes I also begin with a photo, but I always have a favorite paper line I want to use too! So many choices! Loved your room tour! I had my girls come watch too! Love the accent! Happy weekend!

iwilling said...

You are so cute in your video. I love love your accent!! Your work is awesome too, to answer your first question, who'd you love to scrap with...well any of you 2peas designers!!

Stacey said...

Im really encouraged to organize, purge, and have a clear mind to create!

Стокли said...

Nice scarf:) And awesome mixed-media basket.
And thanks for the giveaway.

Anonymous said...

Loved the Video :-)
Thanks for sharing Wilna!!!

Charity said...

It definitely is overwhelming sometimes. I love your mixed media basket. My stuff is organized in small containers but I love how yours is one portable basket. I think that would work so much better.

two peas: charityroze

Patricia said...

I normally start with a sketch and then work my way to photos and then paper! Thanks for the chance!
peaname: momm

Donna said...

I enjoyed seeing your tour video.

Lynne said...

Wilna - can't watch the video right now...too busy watching football :)
What I like to do is watch all the Garden Girls videos while I scrap, so inspirational, keeps me excited about creating and makes me feel creative. You guys do a great job!

Kristie Shreffler said...

I get a lot of creating done while my guys are watching football! I have to have a clean, organized space to work otherwise I can't focus. Thanks for the chance to win! 2peas: kevshreff

Anonymous said...

Great video! Love that your daughter did your hair/makeup, so sweet. I love to start with a sketch, photo, or product. I to be organized. I too love to watch GG videos while I scrap, so inspirational!

2peas: scrapbooker1030

Margie said...

My favorite time to create is while everyone is at work or school.

Sylvie said...

You are too cute, Wilna! Great video! I have a small basket on my desk that holds my latest embellishments. That way, since they are new and right in front of me, I am more likely to use them. My 2P's name is scrapbookdiva

Olivia said...

You are so fun! I really love what you said about keeping only the products you love. We' re preparing to move (and downsize) so I've had to rid our house of a lot of stuff. Stuff I once thought I needed and just had to have, but now it all seems insignificant and I'm much happier with just a little bit of what I love. Such great tips! Thank you!

Anne Fisher said...

I loved your video - you have such a sweet voice and accent. I could listen to you all day! I love your mixed media basket. I think I need to assemble one. :) One thing about me - I don't drink coffee and I try to avoid caffeine. I have too much natural energy and if I have caffeine, it will keep me up ALL NIGHT. Thanks so much for the chance to win. I would love to purchase Art Class 2!

2peas: sassiescrapper

Gina200 said...

Thanks Wilna! I love to hear what you have to say.

Stephanie Eaken said...

Your style & projects always blow me away!!! FABULOUS!

gleestormont said...

Now that it's wintery I love to watch figure skating competition while i digi scrap! aloha

Tina Feng said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I pretty much always start with the photo before I pick which papers I want to use. Also, I don't watch anything while I scrapbook. I like to listen to music instead.

mel ★ said...

love the video. we get to see the person behind the videos. your daugther did a great job with the hair and makeup! peaname:ejmuach