Tuesday, October 30, 2012

My First December Daily

Hey there everyone, i'm sharing one of my Teresa Collins Designs DT projects today.  I have never made a December Daily and I knew as soon as I saw the Christmas Cottage line with all the goodies that I must make one.  I'm going to share a couple of photos with you then you can head over to the Teresa Collins Design team blog and see how you can recreate this album.

Up first a couple pics of the cover and binding.

A few of the inside of the mini album.

Ok so there are a couple of photos over on TCD blog, so head over that way, get your instructions and let me know what you think :)


Wednesday, October 24, 2012

PDCC 155 } Smile

It's time for this weeks new color challenge over at The Play Date Cafe!  Super fun colors for you to try this week.  Before we get to the colors, this week we say goodbye to our sweet friend Ruby.  I have loved designing with you and wish you luck on your new adventures!

The fun sponsor we have this week that shared some of their yummy goodies with us to create with is Technique Tuesdays.

I created this super fun tag using the stamp set Smile Big, Echo Park paper, distress ink, jet black archival ink, juniper paint.

Make sure you hop on over and check out all the inspiration from the DT over on The Play Date Cafe blog.


Sunday, October 21, 2012

Super fun mini class } The Scrapbooking Studio

Hey there, just wanted to remind you that I have a super fun mini album class that I will be teaching at The Scrapbooking Studio in Moline on October 28th @ 1pm. 

Here is a peak of one of the inside pages for you!

This album is created using the Portfolio line from Pink Paislee.  Lots of fun pages with some new pocket technique.  If you can't make it there will be kits with photos and instructions.  Call The Scrapbooking Studio (309)736-7242 or check out the website HERE!

See you next week!


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

PDCC 154 } It's A Celebration

Hey there everyone, yes it's time for this week's new color challenge over at The Play Date Cafe!  This week The Play Date Cafe is celebrating 3 YEARS!!!  There are new changes over on the site and prizes ALL week long!!  Hope on over and check out what the team has been up to.

This weeks colors are way cool together.

I of course created a tag using lots of ink and stamps.

Supplies Used: Wendy Vecchi Stamps (Art From The Heart), Ranger Inks (distress - dusty concord & barn door) (Archival Inks - Jet Black & Coffee), Distress Stain (aged mahogany)

Thanks for stopping by today, make sure you head over to The Play Date Cafe and get in on this challenge and a chance to win some fabulous prizes all week long.


Friday, October 12, 2012

Teresa Collins & Xyron Team Up

Good morning everyone, today i'm going to share a couple of projects with you.  Two of my favorite teams teamed up this week Xyron & Teresa Collins, and let me tell you there have been some AMAZING projects from both teams!  I have to projects to share with you today.  Yesterday was my day to post on the Teresa Collins Design team blog so we will start with that project.

SORRY...the photos of this album have been removed do to publication! (updated 10-13)
I love mini albums and i'm always working on one at any given time.  I created this album to fill with photos of this past year of things my daughter has done.  The inside of this album is 11 pages (folded in half) making it 22 pages to decorate and fill.  Tell Your Story is such a pretty line and the embellies totally rock making it fun to decorate.  The two covers are chipboard covered with the pattern paper.  I ran the paper through the Xyron Creatopia making this a breeze to adhere.

A little close up photo for you to see the fun embellies better.


My project that I created for Xyron's blog post which is up today I used the Teresa Collins Christmas Cottage line.  I simply love this line, totally one of my favorite Christmas lines.

I altered a mason jar for this one.  I started by painting the bottom of the jar with Ranger snow cap paint, and the top part was Ranger Jenni Bowlin Stick Candy paint.  Once the jar was dry it was time to decorate.  I cut a piece of paper, ran it through my Xyron 510 and placed it on the front of the jar. I love the washi tape with this line so I placed a strip of that around the jar.  Next using my Creatopia with the Shapez insert I cut the ornament using the Sizzix Carved Ornament #2 and popped that on the front of the jar.  Tied some ribbon around the top of the jar with one of Teresa's star, added a brad and chipboard sticker and it was finished.  You can place a battery tealight inside to give it a fun glow.

Thanks for stopping by today, hope you have enjoyed this week's inspiration on both the Teresa Collins Design Team blog and Xyron's Design Team blog.


Wednesday, October 10, 2012

PDCC 153 } Bubble gum, pear, tangerine

Hey there everyone!  Hope you are all having a fabulous week so far.  It's time for this week's Play Date Cafe color challenge.  Loving these fun colors together...bubble gum, pear & tangerine.

This weeks sponsor is Simon Says Stamp

Simon Says Stamp

For my take on my tag this week, I played with some dsitress inks, paint, stamps & stencils.

Supplies used: Ranger distress ink (black soot, spiced marmalade, picked raspberry) Ranger paint (Jenni Bowlin stick candy) , Wendy Vecchi Stamps (Graffiti Art, Art Journal Basics) Wendy Vecchi Stencil (Funky Words), Ranger Dylusion Stamps (bits of this).

Thanks for stopping by today, make sure to hop on over to The Play Date Cafe blog and check out all the inspiration for the design team.


Sunday, October 7, 2012

A Family Challenge} The Studio Challenges

Good morning everyone, i'm super excited to share a creation for fellow Teresa Collins design team member Amanda Jones for her site The Studio Challenge.

You can check out the challenge at Amanda's site HERE.

So for my family challenge I created an altered photo holder.  I LOVE the Vintage Finds line from Teresa Collins so that is the line I picked for my project. I used my fabulous Xyron 510 machine making the paper super easy to adhere to my wooden blocks.  Here is the project I came up with.

The top block of the project with the blessed bingo card is perfect to simply slip family photos in and out of making this a great way to display and family photos that you want.

Here are a couple of close up photos.  On the bottom block I used some of the Vintage Finds embellishments (ribbon, button, chipboard pieces)

Here is the close up of the top block. On the top block I used the washi tape, brad, and flowers.

I added some Prima swirls around both of the wooden blocks.  I of course inked everything, even the blocks, with distress ink (vintage photo).

Thanks so much to Amanda for having me hang out with you for this challenge.  Hope on over to The Studio Challenge and check out the inspiration for this week's challenge and don't forget to enter your take on the challenge.


Wednesday, October 3, 2012

PDCC 152 } A Splash Of Color

Hey there everyone, it's time for a new color challenge over at The Play Date Cafe....and I LOVE the splash of color weeks.  Before I show you the colors I would like to welcome a new Play Date Cafe team member........Welcome Rachel!!!  You can check out Rachel's fabulous creations HERE!

Here are the fabulous colors for this week.

A HUGE thanks to our sponsor this week Freckled Fawn...and check out this fabulous prize up for grabs!

For my challenge this week, I thought it was perfect colors for a Halloween tag...so here ya go!

Thanks so much for stopping by today, hop on over and see what The Play Date Cafe crew has been creating!