Friday, August 29, 2014

Tinsel & Company Overlay by Christie Bryant


My goal with the layout was to incorporate one of the beautiful Tinsel & Company photo overlays. How fun that I decided it didn't actually need to go over the photo itself! Instead, I used the overlay as the page title. I love the white against the red background. 


What do you think? Have you ever used an overlay in a different way than it's meant for? 

Thanks for stopping by the Teresa Collins Design Team blog today! We're glad you're here. 

XOXO,
Christie

Love Deeply by Stacey Michaud

Would you consider yourself a scrapper of events, moments, situations or all of the above?  I will admit that I am not great with scrapping events like holidays or birthdays.  But I love to scrap about moments and everyday events.  Teresa's fun products led me to my newest page.  I decided to scrap about the passions in my children's lives.  The Something Wonderful collection is full of motifs and sayings involving love and living life with passion.



 
I love a light background when I scrap, especially when my photos have color.  I used a portion of the paper called The Story, adding it to the monochromatic paper with the triangles.  Then I cut the hearts paper called Cards along a diagonal, placing it under the lined paper.  I did the same with the polka dots.  I like how layering in this way adds color and variety without overwhelming.  I finished it with the ABC border.

 
I used the wood veneer piece as my title.  I wanted to get the idea of passions so I also used the sticker.  I decorated the sticker with enamel dots.  Those little dots just make things more pretty!
 
 
I placed some chipboard pieces along the top including the No. 1 banner and the yellow and white zig zag.  I hand cut the circle with the heart from a journaling card and topped it with a black enamel dot.  I added some stars with dots to give some movement and fun.
 
I wonder if my kids will still love the same things ten years from now?!  We will be able to talk about it since this page has been made!  That is the beauty of scrapbooking!
 
 
 

Monday, August 25, 2014

30 minutes or less - DIY winter wreath by Cheri Piles

As you know I typically make a 'few' wreaths a year, lol!! Anywhoo... I wanted to try out these new flat wreath bases I found at a local craft store. They are pretty fun!! I picked up a medium and a small and thought about how I could make it work with the new collection Tinsel and Co

I've been doing so many Christmas decor items lately I thought it would be fun to change it up a bit and focus on WINTER so I used two sheets of the stars paper. So first in order to time it under 30 minutes - quickly run outside and spray the two bases and star ornament white, add some clear or white glitter to the smaller wreath then set all three pieces in the hot sun and run on back inside and cut 8 strips 1 1/2" and 8 strips 1 1/4", then cut each strip 6" in length for a total of 16 strips each.  

What makes this such a QUICK and easy project is using the TC stapler from Xyron to connect your paper chain together. 

Ok, so I always to things the loooong way... and yes still managed to finished under 30 minutes! I stapled all of my wider pieces first then stapled my smaller ones connecting them all together. I would have been quicker to staple every other strip onto each chain, doh! Once your pieces are dry - mine took about 5 minutes in our 90 heat wave we have going on here! I took some invisible thread and hung the small wreath to the center of the large base, glued my star wood ornament to the center of the small one. Tie your ribbon on and then I just hot glued the larger pieces onto the base.... well, I needed a little bling bling so I added stars from the sequins package to finish it off on the smaller wreath. And TIME, your done!!


I hope you are inspired to create a quick winter wreath for your home! ~Cheri


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

A Very Merry Christmas by Jennifer Haggerty

Hi friends! Jennifer on the blog today to show you a layout I created using the new Candy Cane Lane collection!  This line, with its classic prints,  has the traditional red and green of Christmas with grey and black added in! The colors are perfect to add in other colors, as well or hints of silver and gold! 

 
 
 
I chose to add a bit of gold to my page and cut my title and a snowflake from my die cut machine and a piece of gold foil paper.  I layered die cut snowflakes from the Ephemera Pack as well as added a cute Decorative Brad.
 
 
 
Showing my title cut from gold foil paper (this can be found at any local craft store).   I again added a Decorative Brad, as well as enamel dots.
 





 
 
I love using the Photo Overlays that Teresa includes in her collections!  Many times I will place them at an angle under my photos so portions show through.  I love the little snowflakes on this overlay!



Here I used two of the snowflake die cuts form the Ephemera pack! I also stamped a couple of the small snowflake from the Clear Stamp Set! 


 
 
Thanks for stopping by today!  Check out this collection plus the rest of Teresa's beautiful new releases by going here!  Which is your favorite? 
Have a great day!
-Jennifer

Monday, August 18, 2014

Good Times Mini by Yvonne Blair

Hello everyone.  

Glad to be back with another little project from Nine and Co.
Can I tell you how much I adore this line? hehehe. 
I created this little book to keep with me in my bag. 
 It has a couple little pockets in the front and back to notes or receipts I need to file in. 
 I thought I might write down my very favorite quote here on the right to inspire me whenever I open the book. I probable will write it in pencil so I can replace it from time to time. 
The next page has a pocket on the front and back to stick whatever I need to keep in it. Maybe Lists and Coupons...stuff like that. 

 The Create a beautiful life card swings open and I will probable add a picture of my family there. 
After all they are the beautiful part of my life. 
 And some more places for notes and maybe a few pictures or quotes that inspire me to live happier, more creative and braver.  This line just makes me feel happy looking at it.  The colors are so fun and vibrant.

Hope you enjoyed today's little mini book.  Good Times.  Let's remember them and celebrate them. 
I hope you have been inspired to get creative today! 
If your LSS isn't carrying Teresa's new lines ask them too! You will want them, I promise!
I will be working with Life Emporium next...so excited about that collection too.
It just came in at my LSS and I scooped it up! hehehe. I think I will be hoarding some of this. 
Until next time...

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Naughty or Nice by Stacey Michaud


I have been into making simple, yet fun layouts as of late.  My time for scrapbooking has been limited as my kids grow older.  Using Teresa's products allows for these changes.  There are so many fun embellishments to make pages unique, in a short period of time.

I made a Christmas page today using the new Candy Cane Lane collection.  The Santa in this line has stolen my heart and my favorite embellishment is the wood veneer circles.  Here is my clean and simple page.

 
I split the page in half, using a pattern on the bottom and cardstock on the top.  I used the polka dot strip to finish off the edges.  I placed my two photos side by side.  I made the wood veneer circle a star on this page.  The circular Santa tag from the ephemera package fits perfectly under the wood. 

 
I finished it off by adding a chipboard holly leaf dotted with red enamel dots.  I added the Joy brad underneath.  I knew I wanted the right side of the page to be a strong vertical design.  I decided to go with the two photos and line up all the vertical embellishments to the center of those pictures.
 
 
I used the Naughty/Nice chipboard to build the title.  Since there are lots of straight lines on this page, I decided to tilt the chipboard words.  I also added the Merry Christmas oval tag, which is from the ephemera package. 
 
It is a page that documents a fun Christmas moment in a clean and simple way!
 

Monday, August 11, 2014

Diy - Mason Jar project using the wood grain ornaments by Cheri Piles

You know, It's never to early to start thinking about Christmas! I am loving all of the fun things you can do with these wood grain ornaments!

Here are a few of the supplies to get started - some glitter spray, a package of wood grain ornaments and an old jar. I simply sprayed the jar around the top and bottom and the ornament. There are 6 wood ornaments per package. I LOVE this project because you can easily make SIX GIFTS very QUICKLY and with very little money!

Once dry, I wanted just a little more color in the middle to showcase my ornament so I added just a bit of red glitter spray around the middle. I then cut some trimmings from a tree out back, tied a ribbon and added the ornament. I added the candle and voila! EASY PEASY!!

I have several of these jars just collecting dust and I can't believe how simply beautiful it looks all finished! I hope you are inspired by these wood ornaments as I am! I just am LOVING them! ~Cheri

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