Thursday, September 26, 2013

This Matters } Teresa Collins Memorabilia

Good morning everyone, today is my day on the fabulous TCD blog!  My creation I will be sharing with you today is a mini album that I created using all the goodies from the Memorabilia collection.  I have to say this I think is my favorite line.  I am so in love with the colors and design of this one!!

So let's start with the cover of the mini. Here is a close up where you can see some of the die cuts, a little border fun, and of course the buttons and enamel dots!

You will notice that I did the binding with the Cinch machine from We R Memory Keepers and used the black coils.  The top coil I always use for adding ribbon or blingage charms on it.  Every page of the album is a fun funky shape which I totally love about this one.

Now let's take a peak at the inside.  The photos inside of this album are matted on white cardstock.  I love to layer all of the fun die cuts on top of each other with this line.  You will also notice the page on the right is simply one of the file folders from the collection.

The envelopes are a great way to store extra photos inside of any mini album.  Simply mat them and add a tab so that they can easily be pulled out of the envelope.

Loving this Document paper from the collection.  It's the perfect paper to journal on (which is my daughter's job in this book)!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Sew Dressed Up } The Twinery Challenge

Good morning everyone, Stacy Rodriguez here with you today.  Hope everyone is having a blast going through all of the creations from the latest DT challenge.

Don't forget to hop on over HERE and enter your chance to win some free twine and some fabulous Clear & Simple Stamps!!!


Now I have said it before....I don't sew, so my take on this challenge is simply a "sewing" theme.I created this super fun tag using a mixture of distress ink, embossing folder, die cuts of of course my fabulous Solid Cappuccino Twine!

Supplies Used:
The Twinery - Solid Cappuccino
Xyron - Mega Runner & Foam Squares
Ranger- Distress Ink (Walnut Stain, Wild Honey, Mustard Seed)
Petaloo - Misc flower
Echo Park - Reflections paper
Stampers Anonymous - Attic Treasures

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today!  Don't forget to link up your take on this challenge HERE!


Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Xyron , Graphic 45 & Petaloo Team Up!!!

Hey there everyone, thanks for stopping by today.  It's no surprise to anyone that i'm a HUGE fan of Graphic 45 & Petaloo so when Xyron teamed up with them I was so excited to get my box of goodies from Xyron with the yummy products from Graphic 45 and Petaloo.  After I tore that box open it was time to create.  

First up a huge thanks to Graphic 45 & Petaloo for all of the amazing product that you sent us.  For my first creation I altered a fall candle holder that I had picked up from Yankee Candle.  The color of the holder is the perfect fit for a fall home decor piece.  I cut out the saying from the Graphic 45 November Cut A Parts sheet.  I popped that up with Xyron foam squares from the TC Adhesive kit.  Next it was time to adhere all of the amazing Petaloo flowers.  I used Foliage - Dark Brown, Darjeeling leaves medium and Mini Mix cream/brown flowers.  I simply adore how this turned out.

Up next is a fun Steampunk Spells tag.  For this tag I used the new Large tag from the Graphic 45 Tag Album, Steampunk Spells paper & die cuts, Alpha Stickers and a Ornate Metal key.  You will see a couple of Petaloo Dahlias Autumn flowers and some Fancy Trims Paprika.  This tag was put together using Xyron foam squares, 3/16 high tack dots and the Mega Runner.

Next up is a fun way to give a trick or treat bag of goodies.  I alterd an SRM bag.  This bag was decorated using a combination of Graphic 45 paper from Steampunk Spells and Place In Time October Cut A Part sheet.  The Petaloo flowers are Darjeeling Daises Black & Darjeeling Dahlias Autumn.  This was all put together using Xyron TC Adhesive kit liquid glue & foam square dots and Mega Runner.

Thanks so much for stopping by today, I hope you have enjoyed my creations.


Wednesday, September 18, 2013

My New Adventure } Art Anthology Dream Team

Hey there everyone, i'm so excited to get to share the news about my new adventure!!!  I'm joing the Art Anthology team!!!'s time to get messy!!!!

The fabulous peeps at Art Anthology have added a couple more designers to their team i'm lucky to be one of them!  I can't wait to get started creating with all of the fabulous products they have!  Here are all of the fabulous designers I will get the chance to work with.

Jen Starr - Creative Director
Olga Heldwein

Thanks again to the Art Anthology crew for this opprotunity!


Joy } Die-namite card

Hey there everyone, there is a challenge up over on the Die-namites blog.  You can check it out HERE and enter to win a $25 shopping spree!!

For my take on this sketch challenge I created a Christmas card.  WOOHOO!!!  Once card down for this Holiday season and only a million more to go :)

My paper of choice was the new Echo Park line Reflections Christmas.  I love the vintage design on this one and the colors.

You can see on this close up photo below that I used the Floral Corner Die to the left center of the card.  Instead of leaving in whole to place in the corner or around something I cut it apart and used it as two separate pieces.

Supplies Used:
Xyron - Mega Runner & foam squares
Die-Namites - Floral Corner
Echo Park - Reflections Christmas

Thanks for stopping by, don't forget to head over and share your take on this challenge on the Die-Namites Blog!


Saturday, September 14, 2013

TC/Craftwell Blog Hop

Hey there everyone.....there is a very cool blog hop going on this weekend featuring the new Teresa Collins eBosser.  You can start the hop at the Craftwell blog HEREThe hop starts at 8 am Eastern....don't be late!

You must leave a comment on all of the blog and the first 250 people to leave a comment on all the blogs are entered to win!  Good luck and enjoy the creations!

This hot machine will be on HSN next Tuesday September 17 so tune in to check out the great deal!

Thanks for stopping by today, have a wonderful weekend!


Thursday, September 12, 2013

Teresa Collins } December Daily

Hello everyone, Stacy Rodriguez here with you today to share my December Daily that I created with Santa's List.  I know it's only September, but everyone always starts to get so busy in November and December so I thought I would share this with you today so you had plenty of time to get your December Daily finished before it's time to start it!

I love chunky mini albums....and I must say this one is the chunkiest I have made, it is about 5" thick!! All of the pages inside are different sizes to make it fun.  This will be a long post so sit back, grab a cup of coffee and get ready for the Holidays!

So here is a peak of the cover! I used Wendy Vecchi Art Parts for the covers and a couple of inside pages.  I painted them white before starting to adhere paper.  You can see in the pic below that I used a red cardstock base and cut the pattern paper a smidge smaller to get that red border.  The cover is embellished with tons of the embellishments with this line...buttons, enamel dots, brads, chipboard name it it's on the cover.  The book is bound with binder rings and embellished with ribbon and some of Teresa's blingage I had in my stash!

 Here is a side view of the mini!

Thanks so much for stopping by today, you can head over to the Teresa Collins Design Team blog to see the entire December Daily.


Tuesday, September 10, 2013

The Twinery "X Marks The Spot" Challenge

Hello there fellow bloggers.  Today i'm sharing my take on the fabulous new challenge here at The Twinery!  The challenge up this week is "X Marks The Spot"!  Make sure you share your creations with us here by September 13th for chance to win some yummy twine! Check it out HERE.

Check out this fabulous prize up for grabs for this one!

I created a card for this one!  I love the look of stitching on projects that I see people create.  Now that being said, I can't took me 45 minutes once to try and thread a sewing machine.....that's when I knew sewing was not my thing!  On this card I did the next best thing.  I used my Sizzix Tim Holtz pick and made my own hole to sew through (that I can do)!  Here is my finished card.

I love the warm colors in this line and I knew that the Solid Cappuccino would be perfect with this pattern paper.

Here are a couple of close up photos.  I added a few Petaloo flowers and leaves as well.

I placed a few "X" along the bottom left of the card!

Supplies Used:
The Twinery - Solid Cappuccino
Echo Park - Reflections Collection
Petaloo - Flowers & leaves

Thanks so much for stopping by today, can't wait to see your take on this challenge.


Thursday, September 5, 2013

Upcoming Classes at The Scrapbooking Studio

Hey there everyone, just wanted to share some of my upcoming classes for September and October at The Scrapbooking Studio. (309) 736-7242  Some of the classes will have kits with photos and instructions if you can't make the class.  Just contact The Scrapbooking Studio to reserve your spot!

September 7th @ 10 AM Basic Grey layout of the month

September 14th @ 10 AM BoBunny mini album

September 15th @ 1PM Graphic 45 monthly class

September 29th @ 1 PM Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells altered paper mache book

October 12th @ 1 PM Teresa Collins Mini Album

October 13th @ 1 PM Graphic 45 monthly layout and card class

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Make sure your grab your spot today for these classes as they fill up fast!  Contact The Scrapbooking Studio! (309) 736-7242


Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Fun With Xyron & Teresa Collins

Hey there everyone, thanks for stopping by today.  I'm sharing a fun way to create your unique bag tag/name tag using the Xyron Luggage Tags.

I gathered all of my paper and embellies that I wanted to use on this one.  I am using Teresa Collins Stationery Noted collection complete with the fun embellishments that go with it.

The first thing that I did to create this was to cut my pattern paper to 2 1/2" x 3 7/8" to fit into the tag.  For the base of my name tag I used the packaging from one of the TC embellishments.  I then cut one of the pattern papers about 1/4" smaller to adhere centered on to the packaging.
I adhered the white pattern paper onto the blue piece using my Xyron 1/2" High Tack Tape.

I then placed this into the luggage tag and began to embellish.  I used the chipboard letter stickers to spell out my name first.  I placed some of the decorative tape around the top and bottom and them placed a brad through the tag in the bottom left corner.  Finally I embellished toward the top with a chipboard sticker, button and enamel dot.

I had a lanyard from one of the CHA shows I attended so instead of hooking it onto my bag, I made a name badge.

Supplies Used:
Teresa Collins - Stationery Noted

Thanks so much for stopping by today, have a wonderful day!