Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Santa Love by Stacey Michaud

Welcome to Christmas in July!  Teresa is a pro at creating amazing Christmas collections and one of her newest, Candy Cane, lives up to expectations!  It is full of greens and reds with gray and tan hints!  Awesome!

I used several of the new elements to create my page.

I mixed a white cardstock background with the printed white paper along the bottom.  I added in the diagonal stripe paper along the top and the bold red where the two whites meet.  I wanted to use the plain white on top because I knew I would be clustering lots of elements and I wanted them to pop.
I added the tan pattern from the 6X6 pad to give my photo a place to rest.  Then I started layering.
To create the large, dimensional tag, I started with a new wood veneer circle shape. These are bold and beautiful!  I placed a ready-made tag right on top of the wood, using one additional tag underneath so the Merry Christmas would show.  I layered the Happy Holidays sentiment that is in the ephemera package on the top, placing a brad between the candy canes.  I finished it with the twine.  Before I put it on the page, I added the green swirl from the ephemera package.
I wanted to connect the tag to my photo so I used the Tis the Season sentiment, topping it with chipboard elements.  I placed on tiny enamel dot next to the 25.
To balance out all of the top heaviness, I created a vertical line down the page.  I used the Joy tag from the ephemera package as the boldest element.  I then scattered buttons and enamel dots.  I used the small, red sticker to add a touch of color to the bottom. 
The variety of goodies in Teresa's collections makes it easy to add so much detail to pages in a short amount of time!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Christmas wall hanging by Cheri Piles

Hey everyone, I know it's hard to believe that Christmas will be here in less than 6 months! I am getting a head start this year with my home decor items! I bought this little wall hanging on clearance a while back and knew I'd have the perfect little decor piece for the holiday. I've pictured a few items used in my project. I ended up switching my mind and substituted the sequins for a couple of enamel dots.

The first thing I did was take apart the wall hanging then I added some paper to the wood piece and the tray. I am loving the new collection "Candy Cane Lane". A couple of weeks ago I showcased a wood ornament project from Tinsel and Company... I love the big wood ornaments, I am finding I am using them on everything lately!
I created an extra large "Lollie" for the base, then cut a solid green circle from card stock as my mat for the wood ornament. I love it!

I really wanted the word art paper to be the focal point at the top so I just layered a few die cuts and chipboard elements to it creating a grouping. What makes this works is that cut at the top with the black dots and the black text words down on the bottom give it it's own "frame".

I love groupings and lots of layers and I created it by adding pop dots to my ephemra die cut pieces, chipboard a few brads and a couple of little red enamel dots. This was a really quick and easy project!
Once I was done with all of my layers I tied the pieces back together and added some ribbon to hang my project from the top. I hope you are inspired to look at something plain and simple and create something wonderful!! ~Cheri  my blog:

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Joy: Tinsel and Company Layout by Jennifer Haggerty

Hello friends! Jennifer on the blog today to share my layout I created using one of two of Teresa's new Christmas lines: Tinsel and Company!  If you haven't checked out this collection, then you MUST go over to Teresa's home page here and look at all of the elegant gold accents!  When I first saw this collection in person, I couldn't wait to start creating!  

The Chipboard Elements come with an array of shapes and sentiments in gold, gray, red, and silver.  I love this "joy" handwritten script and used it for the title of my page! Also, with the Chipboard Elements you receive a 6x12 sheet of chipboard letter tiles!  

Here, you can see a mixture of the coordinating chipboard stars, sequins, and enamel dots.  I love that Teresa always has a big selection of gorgeous embellishments! 

Tinsel and Company also includes a set of  Tags that are perfect layer under your photos!  I also added a sentiment from the Decorative Stickers.

More goodies from Tinsel and Company! I am in LOVE with the matte gold sequins as well as the silver stars!  
 I layered one of the Tinsel and Company Photo Overlays UNDER my photo.  It's fun to allow some of the design to peek through.  
Thank you for stopping by today!  I hope you are following Teresa on Facebook and her blogas she is currently showing her new collections at the SPC Trade Show!  
Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Tinsel & Company Cards with Tessa

Hi!  I had a chance to play with the new Tinsel & Company collection over the weekend and made a couple of cards to share today.  My favorite part of the collection is the gold foil printed patterned paper.  It's so shiny and pretty!  Perfect for holiday cards!

My first one features the gold polka-dots on kraft patterned paper (Dots Paper) along with a couple die-cuts from the Tinsel & Company Ephemera pack:

Isn't that gold nice!!  The ephemera pieces are distressed looking- like old wooden signs.  I really love the look!  Here is a closeup:

I kept this one simple, embellishing a little with burlap and machine stitching.  Thank goodness for the Teresa Collins Clear Hold Adhesive by Xyron- it was the only thing that would keep this burlap ribbon in place!

My second card features some of the pretty stamps in the Tinsel & Company collection:

That sentiment stamp is sooo pretty!  I want to use it on all my Christmas cards this year!  Here I've stamped it with a pretty silver ink on a vellum journaling card.  It was hard to get a picture of the metallic shine but boy is it nice in real life!  Here is a closer look:

I've used papers from the Tinsel & Company 6x6 pad on this card along with an Ephemera Tag, a couple of Decorative Stickers, and some Sequins from the collection.  The stars on the card base are another stamp from the Clear Stamp set as well.

This collection definitely put me in the Christmas mood!  It has a classic look and will work so well for so many different projects!  I can't wait to pull it out again!

Thanks for joining me today!


Monday, July 21, 2014

Christmas Countdown by Yvonne Blair

Hi everyone! I hope you are enjoying the Thirty days of inspiration! 

I love to re-purpose.  What about you?
I found this picture frame thing at a thrift shop. 
It was really beat up and needed some TLC.  
I decided to paint it GOLD when I saw Teresa's new Christmas lines instead of making it into a mini album, I thought hmmm what about an interactive countdown.  
Her Decorative tags worked perfect.  One pack!

I layed all the tags out on my desk and decorated them together. That made it easier for me then doing it one at a time.  I knew I needed numbers for the left side and even more numbers for the right side. I did have to use two of the decorative chipboard packs to have enough numbers. I also used the ephemera pack and some sequins! You have to use those they are just so cute!!!
 These are all the numbers for the right side. 
 And below the numbers for the left side.  I also created a "Countdown" tag to get the family excited.
I am sure they will be fighting over who gets to flip the number, lol.
 Here is how it would look on day December 1.
 And then December 25! 

 I did continue it on so that it will go all the way to the 31.  I figured it would be fun to keep it up till New Year's Eve! 
I hope this inspired you to look around and see what you can re-purpose! 
See you again next time!!! 

Friday, July 18, 2014

Candy Cane Lane Decorative Boxes by Christie Bryant

My mother-in-law loves to create beautiful beaded jewelry. When I saw these little fun-shaped boxes, I thought they were the perfect size gift boxes for here hand-made jewelry.

What better way to gift hand-made jewelry than in a cute decorated gift box? 

I'm loving this bright, happy new Candy Cane Lane line! It's so fun to create with!

Get on over to the Teresa Collins Websiteand check out the whole line!

Have a wonderful day!


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Happy & by Stacey Michaud

I love to use large, repeating elements on a page, especially ones that are eye-catching.  I like to look for such elements right within the papers I am working with.  So when I was playing with the Something Wonderful collection, I was immediately drawn to the ampersand.  There are several within the collection and I decided to make them a major focal point!

I cut the large & from one of the sheets of paper called Cards.  I placed it to the left of my page along the bottom.  I also grabbed the chipboard ampersand that is much smaller and placed it near the large one.  I added the sequin stars (squeal, don't you just love them!) and the Something Wonderful chipboard banner topped off with a button.  I like how it created a random cluster that creates a rounded edge.
To create the top of the page, I added layered several papers.  I placed the white paper with the circles on top of the grid paper, making it have a monochromatic feel.  I cut the Bingo card from the sheet of paper named Bingo and placed it under my photo right along the edge of the page.  I placed the colorful blocks paper across the top because it adds a lot of color and grounds the entire page.  I like to use repeated elements in groups of three.  I placed the last & right near my photo to make the eye travel to that exact spot.  I topped it off with a brad and sticker, adding one last sequin star level with our eyes.  Those little tricks keep the photo the main star of the page.

Such a great collection!  Have you seen Teresa's newest releases for Summer 2014....they are stunning!
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