First off let me show you my newest layout. I did this layout starting with a white background, the drawn heart and the chevron arrow. I wasn't sure where I was going with this but love where it ended up. The layout was created solely with the color of the photo in mind. That and I love me some turquoise and green together. As I describe what I used I will be touching on the topic at hand.
Wood Veneers . I love the purchase I made with them and will be doing so again. There is no way to convey how pretty that heart is with the treatment I did on it. I first put a little color shine (Tropicana Teal) on a sponge and wiped it on the heart. Because these are wood veneers it was a little dark for my taste so I took some Mr. Huey's white and put a little on my finger and wiped it all over the first layer. The wood grain shows through but in a beautiful turquoise finish.
I purchased a lot of my other supplies from Archivers and 2peas in a bucket. My point is that even though we post our finds on the 2 peas forum, I think it is safe to say we all purchase from there also.
It is the reason why I buy from 2 peas and remain loyal to them because I felt the freedom to share with fellow crafters the joy of the craft without being held back and having to watch every word uttered. If I find a great buy somewhere I want to share it so that others can experience the savings but also it enables me to use my scrappy $ wisely and make necessary purchases from 2 peas. Sometimes they just have what others don't. For example, I love the Maggie Holmes line and went to Archivers to see if they had it in stock ( 2 peas did not ). They had all but the 12 x 12 papers. I didn't buy any of it because it would seem to be counter-intuitive to do so if I need to fill a $50.00 order to get free shipping from 2peas. Why buy any of the other pieces in this line from anywhere else if I can't get the full package? I would think we as scrappers would try to budget our money and our time wisely. I just happen to be lucky and have an Archivers and Micheals nearby. I can call and see if the items I want are in stock, if they will be carrying them and if I can purchase them all together or not. Another example of this is that Archivers will not be carrying any of the Webster Pages. I love this line and want to get it but that means my purchase will either have to be from 2peas or from Webster Pages itself. From what I could tell the manufacturer does not offer a break on the shipping as 2 peas does and that could sway my order, but if I am feeling like only my money is welcomed at 2 peas then I might look at this a different way. All I am saying is " lighten up 2 peas" all the sharing of purchases is our way of using our $ wisely and making informed and smart purchases from you.