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Join us in NEW ZEALAND 2013- Teresa, Heidi & Donna and Maggie

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  • 6 amazing classes over one weekend, no attendee will miss out
  • Classes commence 9am Friday and end 12 noon Sunday
  • A Carnival Dinner event Friday evening

We have secured good prices for accommodation with either The Novotel Greenlane or The Ibis Hotel Greenlane, who share both a reception and restaurant. These two hotels provide two different levels of accommodation, and you can choose which best suits you (payment is your responsibility and not included in the cost of the event).

I want to officially INVITE you to join me in NEW ZEALAND along with the other mega talented designers! I am thrilled to be going and hope to see you there. I have my daughters who are begging me to take them!

Here is the EVENT WEBSITE-www.creativeadventure.co.nz.

 

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I'm in love.... MINI MINI ...ALBUMS

 

 Today I wanted to show how to scrapbook a MINI MINI ALBUM that is super easy and nice on the crafting budget. I am a HUGE lover of mini books. I can't get enough of them!
So today on www.mycraftchannel.com- you can watch my show as I show you one of my MINI MINI books.

If you love  darling and affordable mini books then my show today is for you! Today I  show how to create a MINI MINI album from THREE sheets of paper. ( I used my heavy weight 80 lb textured paper- Vintage Finds). Also, learn how to use embellishments and bring your projects to life. I will showcase my brand new MINI flashcards, paper flowers and washi tape. Learn how to create dimension with paper flowers and how to create with washi tape...in my fast and easy style! The project may be MINI but it's LARGE on inspiration!

 

MINI MINI ALBUM Cover

My book is full of fun elements- VINTAGE FINDS paper, chipboard, washi tape, and mini flash cards. *photo credit: Tammy Mitchell Photography.


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I spy... Vintage Find paper flowers too!
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I am a little obsessed with flaps... I can't help myself. 
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I LOVE tags and REALLY love the new VF die cut 12" borders.
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Up close of VF paper flowers....I hope you will watch the show and enjoy a little creative time today!

On a personal note- I am super excited that this week Zach will be playing in PROSPECT GAMES here in Utah. They invite prospective boys to try out to go and play on the teams that travel to various scouting places. If he is selected,  we will be going to NC at the end of August. Even if he doesn't make the team, I am so excited for him and that he gets to play games this week on the BYU baseball field and other locations. So I worked hard all weekend on upcoming deadlines... so I am 100% on vacation come this Thursday. Our family will go to all of his games and CHEER him on. I told Bill & Donna Downey if we go to NC that I will try to teach a workshop at their new store/workshop. I hope it works out and I hope that I can see my sister TONS during the trip too. Fingers crossed!!!!!

I am REALLY missing McKay. She will be home from BYU on August 10th. Oh, not that I am counting. ha! She will be home for TEN days before she heads back to school for the FALL semester. I have to say THANK GOODNESS for FACEBOOK. She has been quite social making some awesome new friends-

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I laugh that she was so worried that she did not know anyone prior to going to college this Summer!

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She has made lots of new friends and they seem to all like to do "silly things" like go to the LLAMA FEST! I am so happy that she has had the best experience AND she is doing really great with her studies and grades. 

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I am not sure where they all got matching TIGER shirts but they seem to have a lot of good times! Like I said...facebook is good for Mom's right? I watch her posts so I can see what she is doing.

As for Gentry... hmmm... well, she has been quite busy this Summer too. She has been dating the SWEETEST boy ever- Devan. She will kill me if she reads my blog today. Well, that's okay...because I am only documenting this time for our family. ha!

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I don't see her as much as I used too. She spents most of her time at her job or with her boyfriend. I absolutely LOVE to see these two together. Who knows where it will lead... but they have been dating since March. 

Matt, Kayla and the kids are still in S. California. His Summer job is doing very well and we are missing them tons! Kayla is a great mom and I love that she posts photos almost daily on facebook too.

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Matt works very long hours and Kayla is so good with the kids. Isn't AZALEA getting so big?

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She is such a big girl. SO big and healthy. I can't wait to see them again!!!

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Oh and Maxson is just a SWEET big brother! He loves her.

It is so hard to see your kids grow up and leave the house...establish their independency. I am still struggling a bit... letting them go. I admit, I call my kids probably TOO MUCH. So weird to just have the boys left at home now after the Summer. Who would have thought TWO KIDS would be so quiet? 

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VIDEO & VINTAGE FINDS winners announced....

My cute friends in WA did a video of me at CHA talking about my visit in November to their TWO stores. I wanted to share the video and info since they are starting TODAY to accept signups for the two workshops. Directly from their blog:

"Teresa Collins will be here on November 10, 2012 teaching two workshops, which will be three hours long, in the morning and in the evening.  

Each workshop  Teresa will be teaching one project per workshop, which will feature her new collections, Vintage Finds and Christmas Cottage.
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If you would like to do both projects, you will need to register for both the morning and evening workshops.
Adrian Taylor, our store owner, recorded a promo at CHA Summer 2012 with Teresa to give you exclusive information about her upcoming workshops at our store.


Check out Teresa in this video to get a sneak peek of the projects she will be teaching at the workshops. 

 

To register for one or both workshops, please call (253) 862-6822. Seats will fill up quickly, so reserve your spot now!"
Okay...so excited to go again. This will be my SECOND visit to Bonney Lake and getting to hang around with Joy, crazy Stephanie (yes, she knows I know her!!!!, and the gang. I hope to see Julie J. and maybe Cheri P. (TC design team leaders while I am there too!)
Seriously... I heard that my crop at SCRAPFEST is "over" SOLD OUT... they now have a waiting list. WoW...that made my day to have so many wanting to be there with me. I want to say THANK YOU!!!! I love what I do so much and I really appreciate the support. Classes for Scrapfest will begin on August 1st.
Okay...this weekend has been so great. I've been enjoying some family time. We went to go see the Dark Knight with Zachy and Taylor today. I had a very fun day crafting for FUN too. Nothing to do with work...I was playing with clay. Last night, we went to watch Tyler race his BMX bike. He won and was so excited to win another trophy. I needed to RECHARGE...I am so thankful for family and moments that make my heart smile. I am looking forward to church tomorrow and more family time. THIS weekend is just what I wanted and needed.
I want to list the winners the Vintage Finds full reveal post. 

FIVE WINNERS of VINTAGE FINDS collection prize:

 

ellen s said:

This is so gorgeous! WOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOW! I just love it and the colors...gorgeous...it's the color palette of my dining room and I see a HUGE future of some handmade frames and trinkets for it. My FAVE line so far!!!

 

Diana Daijogo said:

I love your releases and always look forward to your christmas lines- BUT this one...Vintage Finds... YOU BLEW IT OUT OF THE WATER!! I am completely in love with it ALL and have visions of decoration my scraproom with it! ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS!!

 

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Vintage Finds. Even the name is carefully thought out! Love how you intricately played all the elements off of that theme and how intertwined and deep they all are! You don't realize that right away but it becomes subtly apparent after you look at everything. Love the color combinations, soft and rich looking with the cremes, blacks and golds. You created such great elements in this line, the layered flowers, the die-cut borders are different than all the rest out there and the flash cards are a fresh way to add sentiments! Like the buttons and all the You really don't miss the little when you design, like all your papers and chipboards being double sided. That is what seperates you from the rest. Mission accomplished with this line and well done on another great collection. I know you will be the hit of CHA! Hope your booth turns out as well as your collection did. Can't wait to see pictures of your new booth design!!!

 

Marilyn Nimmo said:

OH MY....I hope my LSS orders LOTS of this one. I want it all and lots of all of the papers. Especially the Bingo Card sheet and the stamp set. OH MY.....This is gorgeous!

 

Kris Berc said:

Oh Teresa, you have done it yet AGAIN! This is completely gorgeous and I've got to have it! and YES we definitely do LOVE the additions to your embellishments, so so much! I especially love that big damask stamp and the wonderful paper flower layers. Someday, somehow, I will find a way to get to at least one of your classes :) Have a wonderful time in Chicago.

If you won TODAY please email sesil@teresacollinsdesigns.com your address and INCLUDE in the subject line WHAT prize you won.

THANK YOU!!!! 

 

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2012 CHA Summer HOT TREND... woo hoo

I am working on some REALLY tight deadlines. I wish I could say all the things I am working on, but unfortunately it's not allowed. ha! Anyway, I am focusing on FAMILY and deadlines and my blogging has suffered. I do have something very cool to share. It was a GREAT article on the HOT TRENDS that debuted at 2012 Summer CHA Show. I was so happy to be listed on that trend!

For my non-crafty friends- this is what CHA is about. Article by Rebecca Ludens

 

"Do your scrapbook pages and paper crafting projects need a shot of inspiration? Picking up on current trends and adapting them to your style might be just what you are looking for. These nine hot trends will be sure to inspire your next scrapbook page. Twice a year the Craft and Hobby Association hosts a huge trade show which allows manufacturers of hobby and craft products to display their new wares to buyers. At the show, it is easy to pick up on the current hot trends. The list shown here are the highlights of what is popular now and will continue to be popular for the rest of 2012 and moving into next year."

 

Here is what PART of the article said:

Mixing Paper Lines

Photo by Rebecca LudensTeresa Collins Designs
Several manufacturers mentioned that they tried hard to think about how you scrapbook when designing their lines. They specifically wanted to allow you to be able to mix their paper lines with patterned papers that you already own. Another trend that goes along with this one is that manufacturers are thinking a lot about Becky Higgins' Project Life and how their products can work with that style of scrapbooking. The paper line shown here is called "Tell Your Story" and it is new from Teresa Collins Designs. It includes a soft color palette with lots of lines for journaling. The backside of each sheet is in neutral grays.

How to Incorporate This Trend: Don't feel restrained by paper packs; Trying mixing and matching to suit your style.

To read the entire article go here: http://scrapbooking.about.com/od/convention1/tp/Scrapbooking-Trends-2012-Cha-Summer-Show-Overview.htm

I am always grateful to be noticed. Makes today especially great with so many design deadlines.

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Hope you have a fabulous Friday too!!!! I am looking forward to going to the BMX bike races tonight. My son Ty races and last week he took first place. I love watching him do something he loves. In our house its BMX and BASEBALL... that's what we get with a thirteen and fourteen year old. 

Also, I have NOT forgot I still have to pick FIVE winners from Vintage Finds debut post. They will be posted tomorrow. 

 

 

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NEWS... Scrapfest TC Crop & Workshops

SO excited to announce what I am doing in September at Scrapfest at Mall of America. I am excited

to going back again to teach this year. 

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I am hosting a special Teresa Collins crop on FRIDAY night the 14th- Sign ups are TOMORROW the 25th for the crops.

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I have to say I was pretty thrilled to find out that I got a large crop space. I am hosting mine at the MALL of AMERICA at the Rotunda. (the Center of the mall). I have so many surprises in store and well, let's just say... it's going to be a very fun night for all that attend. 

Also, I am TEACHING three workshops each day on Friday and Saturday- Setpember 14th and 15th.

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I wanted to show a larger photo than you can see on the website-


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Again, this is hard to see but it is really a BIG book- the pages are 6x8 and go inside my WHITE MEMORY BINDER three ring binder. Here is a bigger view-

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The third workshop is with Vintage Finds-

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Here is a larger view of the album cover-

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Vintage Finds Mini Book Full View

Okay...I hope you enjoy the bigger view. I am going to have a VERY busy month with Scrapfest, then my event in Vegas- INSPIRATION UNLIMITED (sold out). Did I mention that I love TEACHING????  September is going to be amazing. I hope to see many of you at Scrapfest and or Inspiration Unlimited. *contact me to be on waiting list for IU or contact Ginger Nelson directly- IU event coordinator.

 Also, I needed to mention a change in the CANADA event....

There is a revised date of "Bling it on Canada". It is NOW.....Novemeber 15-17 - Calgary, Alberta. So excited and hope you can join us on this new date. 

Have a great day!!!!!

 

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My Craft Channel Show- It's my BIRTHDAY....

 

Today is my birthday. I am home with my family and enjoying a little break after CHA. Well, until tomorrow. My husband surprised me with a big family birthday dinner at his mother's house yesterday. All the kids came and my mother in law is the BEST cook. It meant a lot to me. I love birthdays. I celebrate each year with an appreciation for life and for each day. I woke up in the middle of the night last night and could not sleep- for two hours- so I got up and thought about "things." One of those things was my mother. I think when your a child (no matter what age) and your parents are no longer living... birthdays are different. I found myself REALLY missing my mother this past week. I always miss her, but this past week I just was mourning the loss of having a mother to help me emotionally with life. I love my husband and children so much, but my mother was always there for me in a "different" way. So when I'm having times of self-doubt and questions... I always would go to my mother. I really miss her and her unconditional love. Last night, I found that I was talking to her and I felt a strong need to tell her how I regret not appreciating her "being there" for me. Isn't it true that we sometimes don't appreciate the MOST important things enough? Anyway, today I hope to just spend a fabulous day with my kids making new memories. We do have baseball games today and that is almost a "birthday tradition" in my life. I love it!
Today on www.mycraftchannel.com you can see how I created a 
FAMILY FLIP UP MINI ALBUM

If you love to create mini books then today's show is for you! Today I  show you how to create one of my favorite
ways to create- flip up mini books. Watch today to see how I used the TC World Traveler collection but did not use it as a travel themed project. Today's show will open up your crafting options as you explore using papers that may not necessarily be the theme or subject the manufacturer designed it as.  Learn how to utilize stamps as a important design essential in her projects. You will flip for this idea!

 

Family FLIP UP MINI album
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I hope you have a fabulous MONDAY!!!!!

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Join me at SCRAPFEST!!!!!!

I am working on my instructions this weekend for my workshops that I am teaching. I am teaching three MINI BOOK (if you know me that are not really MINI-ha) Workshops at Mall of America Scrapfest. I am teaching with all THREE of my new collections- Tell Your Story, Christmas Cottage and Vintage Finds. Classes sold out last year FAST so if you are coming MAKE sure you sign up right away.

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I am HOSTING my own Teresa Collins FRIDAY NIGHT crop at The Mall of America in the Rotunda... it's going to be MEGA fun and well I have big things in the works!!!! I love parties and this will be so much fun. I hope you will sign up and join me for the evening.

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Come to Scrapfest and take workshops from all my creative friends. It is quite the experience to be here with all the other fabulous creative manufacturers. All in ONE PLACE!!!!!! I am always honored to be invited and LOVE this event.

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I have posted the information now and truly hope that you will join me for my workshops and my special crop that I will be hosting. I am super thrilled to be able to go again. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

 

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What is it REALLY about?

Okay... it's midnight and I'm in the hotel room. I'm packed up. My beautiful daughter Gentry is asleep in the other bed. I am leaving for the airport in 3.5 hours. Sleep will be a couple of hours. I have been quietly thinking in my hotel room. I have been reflecting on CHA. WHY do I do what I do? I am really missing my family. I am so excited to be home. I miss LOVE... yes, I miss being surrounded by my husband and children. I LOVE what I do and it is because of them that I am passionate about preserving the feelings... the LOVE that we have. 

I was turning off my computer a few moments ago when I saw that my husband had emailed me FOUR photos... He is home with our two sons-

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Zach had a baseball game today. Here he is... he is so gifted and talented at baseball. I love to watch him catch. He plays for Cottonwood High School this Summer on the 15U and 16 U teams.

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This is Zach... age 14... my son. I am a big ole baby in my hotel room CRYING... I hope I can see to type this post. My heart is tender tonight. 

Yes, I miss my boys... all of them. What hit me most was that my husband Tyler KNEW I needed to see these photos. He KNOWS me so well and knows what matters most to me. He loves me so much and supports me. In doing so, he makes sure when I'm away that he is 100% present and there for the boys. It really just touched me.

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I love that today Ty is preparing for a camping trip with his dad and brothers. Yes, he is excited. You can tell he is prepared.

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He is 13 years old now... not a baby anymore but he certainly is still my baby. Ha!

I just could not sleep without expressing from the heart to my husband how much his love and support means to me. I am balancing a busy life. I often feel pulled in so many directions. Don't we all feel this?  I am emotional... CHA has been WONDERFUL. I am so thankful for another great show and three amazing collections that have sold well. NOW... it's time to leave in a few hours and love on my family. I can't wait....

 

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CHA... day 2 highlights

I am so excited about being here in Chicago and debuting my new lines. Today was another REALLY great day. So can you GUESS which one is my booth? I'll give you a hint. I have GOLD... Fleur de lis in frames, flocked black damask drapes, black walls and carpet.....This is a overhead view of the booth.

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Today I filmed my THREE collections with www.scrapbook.com. I am so thrilled that they carry all my products. You can go there and watch my videos with my new collections.

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Super excited to finally show the TWO workshops that I will be teaching in WA (November 9th in MONROE, WA and November 10th in Bonney Lake, WA) at Ben Franklin Crafts stores. Yes, a BIG Christmas Countdown project and a Vintage Finds White Binder album project....

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Here I am filming for the camera for a promotional video about my visit.


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Booth projects. Everyone LOVES the Christmas book countdown and the altered globe. (projects by Cheri Piles and Sesil Cratin).


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Always love Suzanne Sergei and Keisha Cambell's projects too-


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Sweet Afternoon tags...


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Snowman by Jamie Harder....


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Projects by Jamie Harder, Julie Jacob and Stacy Michaud


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Vintage Finds- thankful that so many people love my new collection!!!!


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more booth projects-


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I love the new collections...


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Vintage Finds Collection-


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Tell Your Story collection-


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Christmas Cottage collection-


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There are many many more photos from today. They are all on my Instagram (teresa collins designs) and on my facebook page if you would like to see more. I hope you will please share your work with us so we can see your designs as well- www.facebook.com/tcdesigns

More tomorrow... hope you enjoy the photos from CHA!

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CHA day 1- first day of show....

I must apologize BEFORE you see the photos. It is actually DAY 2. I am still not in bed since I had so much to get done yesterday/tonight. We had a very busy first day and it was non-stop in the booth. I felt so bad that no one in our booth even had a chance to eat lunch. It was a good kind of busy. Thank goodness for granola bars, chocolate, water and treats behind the booth. ha! I am truly thankful for the hard work and dedication that Nick, Sesil and Gentry are to my company. These shows are very LONG hours and we often miss lunch and sleep to get it all done. 

So we were busy...which is a good thing. We had so many pre-show orders that I thought the show would be very slow. I am happy to say that the craft industry is doing well and we have some amazing stores and craft supporters here and many who could not come. I never got a chance to take my camera out so the following photos are from my iphone. I will post MUCH better photos later.

So enjoy a few photos from Tuesday.... 

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Our new booth is adorned with a NEW gold & crystal chandelier. 

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I love having new display units to showcase ALL the projects. Finally, we can showcase layouts, mini books, altered items, cards, and home decor projects!!!!

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On the outside of the booth is EVEN more layouts. I am LOVING my new gold mirrors on the outside walls.

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I simply LOVE working with my girl... my daughter Gentry.

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Oh and I always enjoy visiting with The Paper Bakery girls. 

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Sesil, Gentry and I. This was at the END of the day and Gentry gave me some cute bunny ears.

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Oh well... blurry but you can see the inside of the booth. 

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Uneaka from Bermuda. I simply loved meeting her. She said the hobby is growing and they love it there! I am going to have to go visit her and find out for myself. She was so cute. She reads my blog and when she saw Gentry, she instantly knew her by name. I love this! Such a sweet and very passionate crafter.

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Okay... a sideview... sorry it is 12:45 am. Promise to share BETTER photos of the booth. PS my design team ROCKS!

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large booth signage....

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Here I am with my beautiful neighbors the GLITZ girls. How cute are they?

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Yikes... not loving the side photos.

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Oh, I love my poster from the idea book. I am just honored to have done the Designer Signature Series with the talented girls here. Guess WHAT???? I can officially announce that I am working on my NEXT TC IDEA BOOK with them. It is going to be sooooo unique and I love it! Can you guess what I will focus it on?

Photo-28Not sure what I was doing here. LOVE these fun girls from Washington.  Did I mention I am teaching at both of their stores in November? Yes, BEN FRANKLIN CRAFTS in Bonney Lake and Marion. I am excited to go AGAIN!

Okay we were so HUNGRY and tired and we went with a group of friends (THANKS PATTI and NIDIA) and the TC crew to Maria's for Mexican food. It was yummy!!! Then we came back to the hotel and got on our PJ's.....

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HA HA... upside down photo of our NEW SHIRTS (PJ'S) from our friends at MME... My Mind's Eye! Okay... I think I love this SILLY hotel photo. Love that we are having silly fun times. I am JUST so thankful for a wonderful turn out and that the retailers are so supportive of my new lines and company. SO BLESSED!

In a few hours I will be ready to start day 2 at CHA. Afterwards I teach ANOTHER workshop at Creative Crafts and Cuts. You can follow us during the day for the latest photo and news from CHA on my facebook, twitter and instagram. Time for bed.... need sleep!!!!!

 

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My Craft Channel Show-DIY Wood Display Stand

 

Hi all... we are setting up the booth again today. It is so close to being done and hopefully we can even got into the city for a little inspiration. Today I wanted to share TODAYS video that I did on www.mycraftchannel.com.
I designed this wood stand. It is quite large and I have it in my home. I had seen a friend who had a wood stand (Brie) and I loved her's. So I have a close friend and her father works at a wood shop. I sketched out my design and he made it for me. Then I asked him if he could make LOTS more for me.  Here is my DIY Wood Display Stand.

Have you ever thought about designing something that doesn't exist? Today's show is all about being creative. Watch todays show as I show you how I designed my own wood home decor stand made from a local wood store. Learn how I assembled the wood display and then created a calendar that can be held on the stand. Using Everyday Moments collection this timeless display stand is both functional and beautiful! If you love chic home decor then you will love this project idea.

 

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I have two TWO different versions of this stand. Watch the show to see what I have done. Have a GREAT day!

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Here in Chicago....

We are working non-stop to set up the new booth. It was a super fast paced day today. We also had crafters home tonight. It is so wonderful to meet with our wonderful retailers and customers. So thankful to be hearing wonderful things. 

I LOVE being with Gentry and Sesil too. It is Nick's 23rd birthday TODAY too. We all went to dinner and surprised him with a fun dessert surprise. It has been a really good day. Wow...so tired. You can follow me on INSTAGRAM, TWITTER or FACEBOOK to see photos during the show. I love to post photos along the way. Here are a few from today-

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The bare booth. You build your booth on the concrete section. Set up days are usually very long! It is always so nice to see my industry friends.

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 New drapes, new carpet... new booth. Yes, I did do BLACK carpet.

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These are the boxes full of INSPIRATION. Yes, the TC Design Team is amazing and I can't wait to show you what they designed. THANK YOU girls! (thanks Melissa for helping set up the booth- with Gentry)

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Crafters Home... Sesil, Nick and I. I spy.... lots of my new products! 

 I will post more photos each day. I will pick the winners of the last collection later this week when I return home. Looking toward to a wonderful week ahead. 

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FULL REVEAL- VINTAGE FINDS and OFF TO CHA

I am headed to CHA today in Chicago. It is something that I always look forward to. I wish EVERY crafter could go and see the products in real life. I am debuting a brand new booth at this show. It has been a lot of work to design a new booth, new collections and balance a very active family the past few months. I love it though and I hope it shows by the lines that I produce. Everyone is asking... Will I be at Mall of America and teach at Scrapfest? YES, YES, and YES. I am teaching THREE WORKSHOPS with my new collections- Tell Your Story, Christmas Cottage and Vintage Finds. I know sign ups are August 1st and the workshops sell out FAST! Don't hesitate to sign up if you are going. 

I will be posting from CHA so I hope you will check each day for our updates. I am teaching TONIGHT at Creative Cuts and Crafts.... so excited!

 Arts & Crafts Supply Store
 486 S. Spring RoadElmhurstIL.

 1 (630) 279-4444

I literally go straight from the airport to teach. I am teaching TWO workshops there. The first one sold out so fast and so I added another workshop. SOLD OUT!!!!! I am so thankful and humbled by the support. The store is fabulous and I am thrilled to be asked to come teach again this year. 

TODAY I am debuting my THIRD collection- VINTAGE FINDS. I am simply in LOVE with this beautiful line. I love that it is Vintage but still very me. Timeless and sophisticated is what I was going for. I wanted a line that expressed family and gratitude and could be a line used for any theme: FALL, GRATITUDE, HALLOWEEN, FAMILY, etc.  Well, basically anything!

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It is a collection that expressed being POSITIVE and celebrating LIFE! I am truly thrilled with how the entire collection came out. 

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photo credit: Tammy Mitchell 

Here are the 9 double sided papers in the collection- 18 patterns.

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I also have a 6x6 paper pad for the collection.

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BRADS...BRADS... and loving the BRADS!

 

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More faceted gems and pearls...

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Vintage paper flower layers....

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Mini Flashcards for the perfect SENTIMENTS....

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12x12 die-cut sheet (double sided)... 

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Chipboard elements #1

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Chipboard elements #2 - I was a little obsessed with buttons and clocks!!!!

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So in love with the 12" borders. LOTS of tickets and die-cut shapes to customize your projects!

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The chipboard album covers sized 5.25"w x 7.25"h. The perfect size for your 5x7 photos!

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Okay... the WASHI decorative tape is so beautiful that I hate to use it. I am going to "hoard" this. 

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I did TWO stamp sets for this collection. Stamp #1

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Stamp #2

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Twine & Ribbon....

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Layered dimensional stickers are so fun to use!

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Sticker Sheet #1- I LOVE the mini alphabets!

 

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The Rhinestone Medallion for this collection is big- 2" wide and makes a statement on any project!

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The Vintage Finds buttons... notice the crown button. CUTE!

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Collection set with all papers and die-cut sheet

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I want to list the winners of from yesterday. 

FIVE WINNERS of CHRISTMAS COTTAGE collection prize:

jean keller said...

You have thought of everything in this collection....traditional colors and up-to-date embellishments and shapes. CLASSIC and CLASSY are the two words that come to mind when I think of Teresa Collins collections and I can always trust that they will have what I want! Love Christmas Cottage. ReplyJuly 13, 2012 at 06:13 AM

 

Just beautiful papers and embellishments! My fav' was also the wonderful chipboard numbers for so many projects like Christmas countdowns and calendars. Congratulations to the winners and thank you for having this reveal! So look forward to more!

 

Kam Escamilla (Kescamilla@khov.com) has left you a comment:

Teresa you are so blessed and gifted but more importantly, you've chosen to radiate the joy within you and to inspire so many others with this God-given talent! Your lines are truly classic, timeless, and focused on families and telling the stories and the designs come from your heart...this Christmas Cottage debut showcases just that...I love that the papers versatile for future use...LOVE the flash cards and my wheels are SPINNING with so many great ideas for them...LOVE the poinsettia Rhinestone Medalion...and I adore that you used the beautiful, traditional titles - "Star Of Wonder" "It's the Most Wonderful Time Of The Year" Many blessings to you and to the winners!! <3 ~kam

CandaceandCorbin Bunnage Christmas Cottage is beautiful! The colors and patterns are perfectly done. I already have so many ideas for this collection. Thanks for the chance to win :)

 Krystle Thomas I love the combination of a traditional Christmas line with trendy new elements -- this collection is my favorite Christmas release this year. My favorite embellishment would have to be the washi tape!

TODAY I am giving away FIVE FULL VINTAGE FINDS paper collections and YOUR choice of embellishment. I am reading EVERY SINGLE comment and LOVE to hear your feedback. I added more embellishments and it seems you like the new additions. THANK YOU!

We will give away from DT blog, facebook and my personal blog.

Here is how it works. You have THREE chances to win and you can enter at  all THREE places for a chance to win. 

1. POST a comment HERE on my blog (www.teresacollins.typepad.com)

2. POST on the facebook page (www.facebook.com/tcdesigns)

3. Post on the design teams blog (www.teresacollinsdesignteam.blogspot.com)  

If you won TODAY please email sesil@teresacollinsdesigns.com your address and INCLUDE in the subject line WHAT prize you won.

THANK YOU!!!! 

 

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CHRISTMAS COTTAGE debut- full REVEAL

I am super excited to show the FULL REVEAL of  Christmas Cottage. 

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Christmas Countdown Display- Teresa Collins

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I am a HUGE lover of traditional colors for Christmas. It just is WHO and WHAT inspires me. I love RED and well this color is my FAVORITE red. I also LOVE cream and red together. I am easily pleased. ha! I wanted a line that is classic and timeless and you would use again and again. I wanted to do a line that feels like HOME and well...this line felt like a cozy cottage to me.  I hope you will like what you see.

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9 double sided heavy textured cardstock paper weight papers (18 patterns).

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The stamp set that goes with the Christmas Cottage collection. I can't wait to make my own Christmas labels for gifts and Christmas cards with this set!

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So have an addiction to the brad collection for this line. Brads are a go to product for all my designs. 

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These are soooo much more sparkly in person. LOVE faceted gems & pearls!

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How cute are the paper flowers????? So love that you can build your own flowers from the individual petals. You decide if you want one petal or lots together for a layered flower. 

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The WASHI TAPE... loving it so much!!!!! 

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LOVING the chipboard sheet. LOVE the sentiments for bookmaking, countdowns, cards and more!

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This chipboard sheet is my FAVE. I love to do Christmas Countdown projects and do books with daily countdowns. I wanted to do this entire sheet for crafters like me who want to do Christmas countdown projects. I hope you like these and will find these helpful for those of you who do daily countdowns each year too. THIS is my fave!!!!

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The die cut borders that are so cute. The glitter does not show up online! Trust me you will want.

I am using these on every project!

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The cutest Christmas buttons to adorn the projects.

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I am loving the RHINESTONE medallion. Yes, I designed it to resemble a poinsettia flower.

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Project by Stacey Michaud- fabulous to add bakers twine to snowflake on paper!

 

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Twine & Ribbon Binding.... 

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12x12 die cut sheet is double sided and perfect for journaling, tags, and mini books.


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Sticker Sheet #1 with fun alphabet font and pennants.

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MINI flashcards have been a huge hit. I love the MINI size- hope you do too! They are a great value with 36 mini flashcards to the set.

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Sticker sheet #2. I am loving the variety of images and words. 

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The Christmas Cottage collection comes with all the papers and die cut sheet.

I hope you enjoyed the preview.

EXCITED to share the FIVE WINNERS from TELL YOUR STORY:

Jennie De Jesus (jennie.dejesus@gmail.com) has left you a comment:

YAY! Thank you for another generous giveaway! I was so excited to see this new line because I LOVE Teal and Coral together, I have been dressing Amelia up in Coral forever because it's so pretty. I just painted her toes for the first time in this color and she knows to pick out coral when we do pedi's haha! But..I'm totally going off on a random tangent....back to the line...I always love the stickers and accessory sheets because they compliment so many different projects, not just scrapbook pages! I use them to decorate everything .... especially when I need to make a super cute but quick card! My other favorite thing is the paper....I get sad cutting the paper because they are so pretty to look at so I always want to get more than one pack...one to keep and just look at and one to use! HA! I can't wait to get my hands on all these pretty papers and accessories! Thank you!

Laura in Chicago (laura.knight@comcast.net) has left you a comment:

What a beautiful collection. Love the colors and style. I'm now in my third year of Project Life (Becky Higgins) and I love how "Tell Your Story" will work seamlessly with PL. Love the stickers, love the washi tape, but really love the small flash cards. I see myself slipping them right into one of the small vertical pockets and then taping it shut with your adorable washi tape. Gorgeous collection! Looking forward to finding it at Archivers which is the only store in my area where I consistently find your products. Have a great day!

April Mavros These color combos happen to be one of the ones I have been stuck on lately.... I love the aqua and coral... it's so fresh and clean, but it works well for boys or girls... perfect. I love the set... the washi tape is probably one of my fav elements.

Inspiration comes when you least expect it and comes in so many ways. Your story about how this line came about is a perfect example. I am inspired by your design team's creativity(love the layout Jamie) as well as yours with how you can come up with the actual product and then how you create projects with it! No wonder you sleep so little, your mind must be working overtime! I am excited to see all this creativity in person. I would have to pick the brads, love that they are one inch!

 

Claire S said:
Teresa, thank you so much for coming out with an exquisite color palette and the most PERFECT theme! When my Dad died 20 years ago, he left us a book called "Grandfather Remembers" it not only told HIS story, but it also was written in his handwriting and he wrote about his wishes for US in the future. I know we spend a lot of time making our pages fancy and detailed, but in the end, a beautiful color palette and words from the heart, matter most. I love your embellishment that says" Life is fleeting so breathe every moment in"! How true! Thanks for such an amazing offer...love ALL your collections, but this one is over the TOP!!

TODAY I am giving away FIVE FULL CHRISTMAS COTTAGE paper collections and YOUR choice of embellishment. I am reading EVERY SINGLE comment and LOVE to hear your feedback. THANK YOU!

We will give away from DT blog, facebook and my personal blog.

Here is how it works. You have THREE chances to win and you can enter at  all THREE places for a chance to win. 

1. POST a comment HERE on my blog (www.teresacollins.typepad.com)

2. POST on the facebook page (www.facebook.com/tcdesigns)

3. Post on the design teams blog (www.teresacollinsdesignteam.blogspot.com)  

If you won TODAY please email sesil@teresacollinsdesigns.com your address and INCLUDE in the subject line WHAT prize you won.

THANK YOU!!!! 

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FULL REVEAL- TELL YOUR STORY... GIVEAWAY!!!!!

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Project by Jamie Harder- (papers, brads, buttons, trim, chipboard, and borders)

Tell YOUR STORY-

This line was inspired by doing my idea book this past year. I realized how each project was all about me feeling the strong need to "TELL MY STORY." I focused on telling the story... my story throughout the idea book. When I had finished all the projects, I wrote on the back cover..." TELL YOUR STORY." I knew instantly that I wanted to do a line that was all about helping others to tell the story in a beautiful and meaningful way too.

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The collection is 12- 12x12 double sided heavy weight cardstock papers. I love the 3x4 tag papers, ticket papers, the ornate frames...oh, I love all of them. The colors are teal, coral, gray, cream, white and black. So loving the fun colors!!!!

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Yes, the brads are LARGE- one inch in size!!!!

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Oh, no line is complete without sparkle and shiny rhinestones...

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Paper flowers- 36 various sizes and multi patterned flowers to coordinate with the line.

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The stamps are always a favorite element. I love to stamp!!!!

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I am in LOVE with the Washi Tape... LOVE... I'm addicted and the colors just make me happy!!!!

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Chipboard elements with quotes, frames, buttons, pennants, borders....

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These are 12" long borders. I really LOVE the glitter, the tickets, etc. 

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The TRIM is so cute and matches the line perfectly!

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LOVE the matching buttons.


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I am absolutely SMITTEN with the rhinestones and medallions. They are so SPARKLY!

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Stickers with alphabet... I'm loving these!

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Yes, loving the variety of words and designs on the second sticker sheet.

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The accessory sheet is great too. It is double sided...one side has the quotes and the opposite side has the visuals but NO WORDS so you can customize your own journaling and thoughts!

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How about 36 mini FLASHCARDS? They are 2" wide x 1.125" h. I'm really addicted to these journaling prompts.

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I loved the dimensional layered butterfly stickers. So fun!

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So today... YOU can decide WHAT you win! 

Leave a comment what you are most excited about. What is your favorite product with the line? Share with me and I'll pick FIVE winners to get their favorite pick from the line. ALL FIVE WINNERS will get the ENTIRE paper collection. What would you love to get to go with the ENTIRE paper line?

Winners will be picked from the facebook page as well- www.facebook.com/tcdesigns.

 Yesterdays WINNERS- Christmas Countdown Memory Binder Kits:

1. Angie Peterson Torp LOVE IT!! Just took a book class at the Georgia Expo, turned out adorable!

2. Sharin Memories This toally Awesome and a must have for the holidays to come! A perfect way to remember and document all the special family memories!

3. Brinkleyboy said-My first introduction to you and your lines was last years Christmas book class, and I since then I have been buying only your product lines! Just fell in love with your style and look. Seeing this new album kit reminds me why. It's just so cool yet classy. Would be honored to be chosen to win one of these albums! Thanks for the chance to win. This will definitely become a Christmas classic!

4. Ann   July 11, 2012 6:40 AM

I love that this is classy and not cute-sy! This is a wonderfully beautiful and simple way to do a December day book. Thanks for the chance to enter!
- Ann Jobes
www.lovestnpaper.com

5. Jodi said...

Congrats winners, how lovely!! This Christmas Memory Binder Kit is extraordinary; I am blown away! This would allow you to literally record all of the joyful events for the entire Christmas season. What a wonderful way to preserve your family's history so that everyone can relive them for years to come!!

 

TODAY I am giving away FIVE FULL TELL YOUR STORY paper collections and YOUR choice of embellishment.

We will give away from DT blog, facebook and my personal blog.

Here is how it works. You have THREE chances to win and you can enter at  all THREE places for a chance to win. 

1. POST a comment HERE on my blog (www.teresacollins.typepad.com)


2. POST on the facebook page (www.facebook.com/tcdesigns)

3. Post on the design teams blog (www.teresacollinsdesignteam.blogspot.com)  

If you won TODAY please email sesil@teresacollinsdesigns.com your address and INCLUDE in the subject line WHAT prize you won.

THANK YOU!!!! 

 

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DEBUT....CHA release-Christmas Memory Binder Kit

So excited to debut the new Christmas Memory binder kit that is debuting this coming week at CHA.

Creating a memory album for your busy holiday season has never been so easy. Using the Teresa Collins Countdown to Christmas memory binder kit, you have the perfect foundation to create your own holiday keepsake album. The red three ring binder kit includes everything needed to document the traditions, photos, celebrations and everyday stories from December 1st through December 31st!

 It kit comes with beautiful journaling pages and tags, envelopes, die-cuts and more. It even has an entire sheet of numerous alphabet and number stickers to truly customize your book. The perfect all in one kit to preserve your cherished memories. 

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The GEMS on the front are the only thing that I added (*they are available with Christmas Cottage collection but not in the kit)

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Here are the views on the INSIDE of the kit. EVERY single paper and die-cut is in the kit!!!!! I tried to design the elements so that you could assemble your own kit with ease.

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All of the index tab papers.... all the die-cut tags, and labels are in the big kit.

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I am SUPER in love with how easy and beautiful the kit comes together. The pages are even pre-punched for you. All you do is put the pages inside the three ring red binder. Lots of journaling tags!!!! This kit is designed with my favorite- RED and GREEN color. I used classic black in the mix.

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This kit is designed with all my favorite Christmas designs and is not the papers from Christmas Cottage. I wanted this kit to be "it's own kit." It is timeless TC Christmas designs and colors that lend to journaling.

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EVERYTHING you see- the envelope, the pockets, stickers, etc. are included.

Today I am going to GIVE AWAY...

FIVE of these CHRISTMAS MEMORY KITS

 So here is how it works. You can enter at  all THREE places. You have THREE chances to win. 

1. POST a comment HERE on my blog. 

2. POST on my facebook page www.facebook.com/tcdesigns

3. Post on my DESIGN team blogteresacollinsdesignteam.blogspot.com

We will pick  winners from my blog, from facebook and from the TC Design Blog. 

Good LUCK!!!! 

Wow... we had well over 2,000 comments for the TC Pink Mega Runners. I read every single comment and truly loved hearing your enthusiam and feedback. THANK YOU for taking the time to enter.

Here are the winners of the 16 TC Xyron Mega PINK Runners-

Be still my heart! While I'm not currently using Xyron products I have in the past and have been very happy with their quality. I would LOVE to try one of the TC Mega Runners as my favorite color is pink too! :)

Many Blessings,
Melissa

Reese Romero said...

WhooHoo, Teresa Collins rocking it with a pink xyron runner. Love it and all it's pinkness! I use xyron because I can actually go and buy it at a local craft store. I don't have to order it online, wait forever for the refills. I don't have to run around searching for a decent adhesive. I can always rely on xyron. When I run out, I can run out to the local craft store and pick it up.

Eileen said...

I have the little "x" loaded with repositionable adhesive, the pink ribbon one for permanent and the 5" for larger projects. Love them all. Would love to win the pink one for a giveaway at my Scrappink fundraiser!

Florence Germono said...

i use the X but never used the Mega Xyron. There's a first for everything and would love if I was chosen to win one of the TC mega runner..

Thank you..florence

Christine Slak said...

My favorite Xyron product right now is the Teresa Collins X since it makes those tiny intricate cuttings a breeze to adhere. Mine is even autographed by Teresa herself! I might be thinking that the Pink Mega Runner might win out over that adorable X!

Margie Rowles said...

Teresa, I love my little x, especially my pink one! Hugs, Margie


 Design Team blog winners:
 
 Jodi C.                  July 9, 2012 3:46 PM
 I like the sticker makers and have been using Xyron products since I
 started my papercrafting. But your NEW PINK RUNNER is defintely the
 BEST!!!! LOVE your STYLE!!!!

 Teresa Wilkins          July 9, 2012 4:41 PM
 Awesome! Just totally AWESOME! Love Xyron and Teresa Collins. What a
 great team. Thanks for the chance to win

Nancy Michaelson      July 9, 2012 5:12 PM
 I love Xyron products. They aren't expensive and they work great! I
 use it for all my craft making. Thank you for the opportunity to try
 to win one. This would be fantastic!!!
 
 Kim        July 9, 2012 10:39 AM
 I only have the little xyron "X" machine. I love it, especially for
 ribbon!!I hope I win this new tape runner!
 
 Sherry    July 9, 2012 8:05 AM
 I love Pink! :) I use my X the most for crafting. It's such a handy
little tool. I would love try out the runner too. Thanks for the
 chance. :)

Facebook winners:

 Ann Jobes This is adorable! Love the Xyron X and this would be a
 great addition to the adhesive collection.
 
 Lisa Roper So excited about this giveaway! I lover Xyron but have
 never used the Mega Runner before. I have the blue Xyron, I believe
 it's a sticker maker and the X. Thanks!

 Barbara Hernandez Love my Xyron 2.5 inch but do not have a tape
 runner at all. Would love to win this georgous pink Xyron tape runner.

 Shelley Ellis If you put TC + Xyron + Pink together it = LOVE
 Thank you for this incredible opportunity to win a fabulous prize
: )

 Patti Smith Hamil Oh, I really want one of those pretty pink things!
 LOL! I still use my Xyron 500 a good bit, but I would use this ALL the
 time!!!

Winners please email sesil@teresacollinsdesigns.com with WHAT you won in the subject line. Please include your address as well. Please note that shipments are not deliverable to PO boxes. *shipped directly from Xyron. THANK YOU XYRON!!!!!

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TC & XYRON... could it get any better??????

I am so OVER THE TOP excited to debut this today...

 

TC Mega Runner 2

Yes, it's TRUE... I have the CUTEST new TC Mega Runner with Xyron debuting TODAY!!!! You can see the video debut on www.mycraftchannel.com today. You will be able to see my NEW set and watch the mega runner adhesive in action. 

Okay... It is FABULOUS. I use mine now NON-STOP!!!! It is so me and it's a great adhesive. I love that once you run out of adhesive you can still keep the runner and just replace the adhesive cartridge. I am honored to be designing products with Xyron. They are simply wonderful to work with and I look forward to MANY more products together. 

TODAY... it's ALL about celebrating!!! So Xyron and I are going to GIVE away SIXTEEN of my TC Mega Runners. Oh, I know... crazy cool. So here is how it works. You can enter at  all THREE places. You have THREE chances to win

1. POST a comment HERE on my blog. Do you use Xyron adhesive? What is your favorite and why?

2. POST on my facebook page www.facebook.com/tcdesigns. Do you use Xyron adhesive? What is your favorite and why?

3. Post on my DESIGN team blog teresacollinsdesignteam.blogspot.com. Do you use Xyron adhesive? What is your favorite and why?

We will pick SIX winners from my blog, FIVE from facebook and FIVE from the TC Design Blog. That is SIXTEEN TC Mega Runners. Win them before you can buy them!!!!

Good LUCK!!!! 

I hope you will join in on the fun.

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SNEAK PEEK- TELL YOUR STORY

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Here are the THREE collections that I am debuting next week!!!! I have shown a few sneak peeks but this coming week there will be LOTS more. Plus, MONDAY is the debut of my new XYRON & TC product. I'm so excited and we are having a fun giveaway. 

I wanted to share this visual of Tell Your Story-

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Here is a visual  of a project that I designed-

TELL YOUR STORY RETAILER KIT cover

Seriously, I am so in LOVE with this line. I hope you like (okay...LOVE) it too!!! It is full of meaning... more about that aspect soon. EVERYTHING  you see in the photo above is from the line. TC White Memory Keeper binder album, Tell Your Story papers, stickers, alphabet stickers, mini flashcards (perfect for journaling!!!) photo credit: Tammy Mitchell.

Tell Your Story- 3x4 cover

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Make sure you join me here and on facebook www.facebook.com/tcdesigns this Monday for prizes and more debuts. Have a great weekend!

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FABULOUS FRIDAY- SNEAK PEEK "VINTAGE FINDS"

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This third collection is called Vintage Finds. It makes me feel so inspired as I design with my latest collection!

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This is the NEW TC workshop that I will be teaching in Chicago (twice) workshop sold out the FIRST workshop and so I added a new workshop! (*not sure if the added class is sold out- been crazy busy!!!) 

Here is another view of the line-

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This line is the perfect way to add some Vintage sophistrication, timeless elements and meaning into your projects.

I hope you will join me next week for a week of inspiration, prize contests and more debuts!!!!

If you are on facebook- you can win by posting there www.facebook.com/tcdesigns as well as my design team blog www.teresacollinsdesignteam.blogspot.com.

I really hope you have liked the peeks and my latest collections! I would not be happier with how I have expanded my embellishments for each line. Have a GREAT weekend!

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SNEAK PEEK- collection #2

I have been so excited to share a little more of what I've been creating. I am absolutely in LOVE with this second collection. 

CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN page insidesEVERYTHING you see is in my NEW collection: papers, stickers (alpha), chipboard, BIG RHINESTONE, stickers (words), paper, and die-cut sheets. I am going to say that this collection is soooo beautiful that and I tried to think of EVERYTHING to make this collection one that is very easy to use for that special month and holiday.

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Today I am headed to my office to work on my booth again. Doing a new booth has been quite the adventure. I designed the booth and Nick (sales director) went to work finding someone to build it. I wanted a very "TERESA" booth even when some people where like doubting my direction. ha! BTW- the booth is just everything I wanted and more. Everyone at the office seem to love it. Nick is over the top amazing and did it EXACTLY as I had wanted. I am so impressed with his skills. I am blessed with the best staff. So then with any remodel, we needed new everything.  It just all adds up- new carpet, new fixtures, new chandelier, new frames, new logos, new lighting, etc. We have some fun things in store for those of you who will not be at the show. Next week... we will be celebrating these new TC collections by MAJOR fun giveaways. You don't want to miss MONDAY and the entire next week!!!!!

 

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4th of JULY - SNEAK PEEK

Happy 4th of JULY!!!!!!!!

I just got home from a fun parade with my kids.

So I thought I would start off this day with a SNEAK PEEK blast... just a tiny view of ONE of my new collections:

Tell your story rhinestone layout close up

EVERY SINGLE thing you see is in my new collection. Oh, yes... chipboard, washi tape, paper, bling, trims, etc.

Hope you like!!!!! Now head over to my design team blog for another project sneak peek today:

www.teresacollinsdesignteam.blogspot.com

I hope you have a WONDERFUL fabulous day!!!!!!

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TEXAS.... soooo busy!!!!

I have been home from Texas for a little over a week. I have been crazy busy with CHA around the corner. I filmed 14 new TC My Craft Channel shows yesterday. I worked nonstop for a week (3-5 hours of sleep) to get samples designed to film and use for shows and CHA. I am thankful that I slept EIGHT hours last night. However, in my world...I have constant deadlines. I have a BIG DEADLINE...July 10th. This is a HUGE thing for me. I keep pinching myself that I am doing this new "design partnership." My business is growing so fast and I am just so humbled and grateful. It has just meant that I have had to add more talented people to my team to help me keep up. I am so fortunate to have a family that is THERE. Yesterday, Gentry was making new drapes for me for the booth. Taylor was calling and helping me negotiate the price on a NEW chandelier for the booth. (I am so not good at this! She saved me $25.00- every bit helps-ha). My sweet husband is my constant cheerleader. He books off the time when I travel and  is home with our kids. We make it work so that one of us is always home and taking care of the family and home. He has cut back on his work schedule to support my company. I am very appreciative to him and the kids for helping me and allowing for more balance in a very busy family and my company.

So I filmed 14 shows yesterday and I was just so talkative. I just felt MORE relaxed than ever. I shared so much about my inspiration, my family, just why I design the way I do. I hope you will watch my weekly shows that I host. EVERY MONDAY... on www.mycraftchannel.com

NEXT MONDAY- on my show I reveal the LATEST product that I have coming out with XYRON. Oh, it's so me and so cute AND such great quality. I love it! So on MONDAY here on the blog and the channel you can WATCH me debut it and then VISIT here to win it BEFORE it even SHIPS!!!!!  I can't wait to show it. 

I am sooo HAPPY!!!! HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY today...

I am driving down to Spring City, Utah today. It is about 2 hours from me. I am picking up my son Ty after 22 days at Birchcreek Service Ranch. It's family day and I am going with Zach, Gentry and her good friend Devan to pick him up. They host a barbeque for everyone and then we bring him home. I'm giddy...like Christmas. I pray that he has learned and grown from this experience. I know he has loved it. He called home every Sunday afternoon. On Sunday, he mentioned he wanted to stay there. HA! Well, maybe he was having TOO much fun.  I will let you know more about what he did after I get him home and question him. 

Tomorrow is the 4th of JULY!!!!! Oh, I am so thankful for our FREEDOM and Independence. I am just thankful for where I live and for the men and women who are BRAVE and fight for our country and nation. I hate WAR... I hate anything to do with violence and fighting. I wish the world was more peaceful...wish we could all just get along. We will go to the Murray Parade (it is really very small) and enjoy being together. This means a trip to Costco today to buy food! I hope you each have a wonderful holiday if you are celebrating tomorrow.

NOW... finally... PHOTOS from my visit to HOUSTON Texas and By Design Scrapbook Boutique.

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Okay... who would not SWOON over this store?????? I am absolutely in LOVE!

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Photos from inside the store....

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This is speaking to me... the pink walls and WHITE crown molding. So pretty!


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I loved all the details....

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This is the classroom where I taught TWO of the THREE workshops. I taught my last one at the hotel conference room. All the classes were sold out and no one complained about how close they were. They were the best and I had the BEST time.

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Everyone was just so easy going and there to have a good time. I really felt at home and loved talking and sharing with each of them. DSCN0875 DSCN0876 DSCN0877

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This was the THIRD workshop and we moved to the hotel conference room. It was really so much fun!

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This is Mylynda... she gave Maxson and Azalea the sweetest tie and hair bow. I was so touched. I just am always touched by the thoughtful of the students that I meet. I felt so welcomed!

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I loved talking to these two girls. They are super talented and I enjoyed talking to them about crafting and what they thought about it. 

I have so many more photos that I need to share...so watch for MORE!!!!

I have to get to the grocery store and take Zach to baseball practice. Have a great day!

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