Thursday, October 30, 2014

Another hospital day...

I know I am actually thankful that we are so close to Huntsmen Cancer Institute. Ty and I have talked how blessed we feel to be so close. Many patients drive from other states to come to this amazing hospital for treatment. I am thankful for doctors who are helping us in this journey. I am especially thankful for Dr. Jon Sweetenham. He is the sweetest man and his gentle nature has been comforting and compassionate to Ty and I. The nurses are the same way. I am thankful to have the opportunity to go today to see our "next step." Right now, we are looking into doing a DONOR LYMPHOCYTE transfusion. We are going to the hospital today to discuss this happening. If you are wondering it is this:


What is donor leukocyte infusion?

Donor leukocyte infusion is the infusion of your donor's lymphocytes (white blood cells), obtained from blood donated by your original bone marrow donor. These donated white blood cells contain cells of the immune system that can recognize and destroy cancer cells.
The goal of this therapy is to induce a remission of your cancer by a process called the graft-versus-tumor effect (GVT). The donor T-cells can attack and control the growth of residual cancer cells providing the GVT effect. It is hoped that the donor leukocyte infusion will cause GVT and lead to a remission of your cancer. 
Your donor will be contacted to begin the collection process, which can be like the original bone marrow donation process. After these cells are collected, they will be infused. 
You might require standard chemotherapy to reduce the amount of cancer you have prior to your donor lymphocyte infusion. Following your donor lymphocyte infusion, you will be continually monitored.
This is what the doctors are looking at right now, since no more chemo or another transplant can be done. Do you know of anyone who has done this? I had never heard of it until last week. 

I am very grateful for my husband. He is just my sweetheart and I love him so much. His pain is back right now in his back and hip and he is stubborn. He does not like to take pain medication. Thankfully, this morning we are seeing his doctors. I am sure they can direct and  guide us on knowing what course we should take. I have to say that it's so hard to see the person that you love more than anything in pain. He never complains. He is trying to be strong. I got up around 4 am and tried to massage the pain. I know it didn't take the pain away, but I think the power of touch and being together is important. I cried knowing I can't take away his pain. I am sure he will eventually want relief and take something. I won't give up hope for Ty. We want more time together and we are doing everything we can. Just know that many of you may not know that Ty has tried much more than chemo and the transplant. Ty did the holistic journey when he first found out he had cancer. It came to a point, he had to do chemo or he would have been died. His entire body was in pain and his lymph nodes were massive in size. They kept growing and we knew dealing with an aggressive blood cancer was going to be a challenge. 

We don't know what the future hold. Who does? We can only be THANKFUL for the day. As many of you know, I have two teenage boys who are reminding me that LIFE has to go on. I have to be there for them and make our home "as normal" as "normal" can be in a horrible situation. The boys have great strength. Just this morning, before school, Zach and I shared how fortunate we are to have such a family that LOVES each other so much. We call ourself... a team. We are united like a TEAM to be a forever family. Zach and Ty have grown so close. They have each other and they lean on their sisters a lot right now. They have special conversations with each other. I know that they are scared, worried, sad, and yet they are very optimistic in knowing and believing that "it's all going to be okay." Our faith is strong and we believe that life does not end here on earth. We know that when we die (which all of us will do eventually), we are going to be together forever and our love does not end here on earth. We feel God in our home. We want to be together forever. This is what get's us through the sadness and allows us to still smile and be GRATEFUL. There are lots of laughter, happiness and (sitting with Ty) watching lots of Family Feud, the World Series, the Voice and my favorite- Shark Tank at our home. Precious moments and we are still making memories.


When I think of Tyler and I. I think simply of this word. blessed.
We found each other many years ago and we committed to love each other forever. We faced and conquered our trials. We fought hard to raise beautiful, kind, loved... children with integrity and values. We know the RICHES of life are not material-
they are the relationships we have and LOVE, FAMILY & FRIENDS.


It takes COURAGE to be different, to share your life with others. It takes COURAGE to stand up for what you believe in. It takes
COURAGE to battle for your life. I think my husband is has taught me COURAGE and to DREAM BIGGER.

I would give anything for him to come to CHA with me in 2015.

 It is because of his BIG love and belief in me that I am speaking at CHA. It is because of him and our children that I dreamed BIGGER. It is because of YOU who support me that I am doing what I love. I hope all retailers, online stores, distributors, designers and friends will join me at CHA to speak. 




I will be speaking before CHA starts on Friday January 9th at the Anaheim Convention center from 10:30am-11:30 am. As a CHA member, you can attend for free. If you are not a CHA member you can still come and it is $15.00 plus the registration fees. I know that they have added a blogger inclusion this year to include bloggers at the tradeshow. I would invite and love for you to join me if you are going. I am very fortunate that all of my children will all be attending to support their mother. To them, I am just mom.  

This is what CHA is for all of you wondering... What is she talking about? 
Join more than 3,000 buyers and 400 exhibitors from 55 plus countries 

as they come together for 5 days of education, networking and trade. 


You cannot miss it!
The Craft & Hobby Association (CHA) 2015 Conference & Trade Show (CHA MEGA Show) is the largest craft trade marketplace in the world and takes place January 9-13, 2015 in Anaheim, California at the Anaheim Convention Center. 
  • Conduct business in the marketplace; it’s an order writing Show.
  • Make in-person connections to grow your business; getting face time with new customers, colleagues and friends!
  • Map out your 2015 plan to boost business profits in 5 days.
  • Learn from experts and business partners who will educate and inspire you.

I needed to share a photo of McKay and Seth from their missions recently-


BEAUTIFUL TEMPE Arizona.... Seth is loving his mission. Ty and I are so proud of him. He is just a great son. I am thankful he is better and back on his mission. I know that him coming home was a blessing for not only him, but his dad. Did you know that Seth and McKay are 7 days apart?

People thought I had twins, because they were two years old when Ty and I got married. I just let everyone think this. It was a "long" story to explain, there was no way I gave birth to both of them. ha! I'm so thankful these two are together serving a mission and thinking of others. They will get home and both plan to finish the college that they started. 



McKay is loving rain... and loves Seattle. She is currently right near Bellevue serving her mission. I have a feeling she does to want to come home. This is my baby girl. How is this possible that she is 20?????

Trust me young parents- the time FLIES. Enjoy it!!!!!! The little things don't matter. Kids are sent to us to learn, grow, and develop. They will make mistakes but so do we (parents). I always knew that my children were actually given to me from God. I was dealing with royalty. So are you!!!!
xoxo




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Monday, October 27, 2014

The REASON WHY....

Friday morning,  I was driving in my car. I could not sleep and so I decided get up and be productive. I am driving and a song came on from my playlist. Okay... it's called SHOWER by Becky G. It is a young dance "fun" song. I started to listen to the music. It hit me. I was driving and crying so hard I needed to pull over to the side of the road. YES, I admit, I realized that this song should not have provoked such emotion. It's the WORDS...


I don't know, it's just something about ya
Got me feeling like I can't be without ya
Anytime someone mention your name
I be feeling as if I'm around ya
Ain't no words to describe you baby
All I know is that you take me high
Can you tell that you drive me crazy?
Cause I can't get you out my mind
Thinkin of ya when I'm goin to bed
When I wake up think of ya again
You are my homie, lover and friend
Exactly why
You light me up inside
Like the 4th of July
Whenever your around
I always seem to smile
And people ask me how
Well your the reason why
I'm dancing in the mirror and singing in the shower
Ladade ladada ladada
Singing in the shower
Ladade ladada ladada
Singing in the shower
All I want, all I need is your lovin
Baby you make me hot like an oven
Since you came you know what I've discovered
Baby I don't need me another
No, no all I know (know)
Only you got me feelin so (so)
And you know that I have to have ya
And I don't plan to let you go
Thinkin of ya when I'm goin to bed
When I wake up think of ya again
You are my homie, lover and friend
Exactly why
You light me up inside
Like the 4th of July
Whenever your around
I always seem to smile
And people ask me how
Well your the reason why
I could not believe how a "DANCE" song could move my heart so much. Then I remembered the conversation with my bishop. We were discussing how in life we simply don't know WHY bad things happen and WHY we may have certain trials. 
I listened to this song OVER and OVER. I thought of the lyrics that touched my heart. I knew that TY is the reason WHY for me. He is the reason I have been so HAPPY for so many years and the reason WHY my LIFE is so blessed. Ty and I have the love story of all love stories. We were the BRADY BUNCH family from the time we started dating and then married. I remember the FIRST time I saw him. I was a divorced young mother of three very young daughters. I was NOT looking. In fact, I was dating quite a bit but marriage and love was not on my radar. I met him and my world changed. I had NEVER felt for anyone like I had for him. I was smitten- I fell in LOVE and we became best friends. We would "date" on the phone. We would talk until 4 and 430 am every night into the morning. We would FALL asleep with our phones by our ears so we were still together. We were connected and it was a "instant" love. I know we both never had felt anything like what we felt for each other. We had both been married before. We knew that it was going to be hard to have ex's and children to blend. Ty and I got married and then we had two handsome boys together right away. They are only 14 months apart. It was hard to have a large blended family and yet it was easy too because our LOVE was so strong. 
I cannot tell you how tough it was at the beginning. Ty told me, that DIVORCE is not an option. No matter what we were going to face the hard times, get over our differences and make it work. Let's just say, he was right. We have had our times. It was not easy at times. I realized that we balanced each other. I realized he needed me just as much as I needed him. I KNOW that he is the reason WHY I am who I am today. 
I am often asked and interviewed about my business and my successes. I always think of Heavenly Father and my husband. I know that my husband is my biggest "fan." I only wish other women could have a man who treats them the way my husband does. Ty is not perfect, but he is perfect for me. He can be more quiet, so when he talks- it's good. HA! I remember several years ago, he flew to California. He told me that when he was at the airport waiting to board to his flight home, that he sat there and people watched. He told me that he looked around and kept thinking, "I've never seen a woman that compares to Teresa." He came home and told me that he just feels this way and I am the most beautiful person in the world to him. He is the guy who tells me DAILY how much he adores me and loves me. He is the guy who has written me boxes of little love notes over the years. He would write one so when I woke up I would know he loved me. I always tell my children that marriage is hard. It's work and it's patient, kind and very loving. I know there is no perfect marriage or perfect person, however TY is my reason WHY I feel loved, cherished, taken care of, adored, well... you know what I mean.
Many of you have met Ty over the years. He can work the bind it all, the TC cut n boss, and he really has helped me as my business and brand grew. He was the one who has held my hand and helped me get through tough lessons in business. So today I hope you will think of your REASON... your WHY in life. We all have a WHY... WHY are you you???? Everyone has a WHY. 
Tyler is my WHY and so it's hard right now. The oncology specialists cannot do more chemo or another transplant until at least 6 months. His body cannot take anymore and so that option is not being discussed right now. They are having him come in twice a week to carefully monitor his test results, watch for graft host issues, watch his counts, and access any changes so they can be on top of everything. Right now, his mom is living with us and cooking with no sugar/carbs and juicing lots of carrots... eating green. The doctors right now are just watching Ty and making sure he is not in any pain or symptoms come up that need to be addressed. 
I have not blogged because my heart is just tender. I cry so often that I have to get in my car and drive. I had a tough time in church yesterday and I feel "weak" that I can't seem to stop the tears. People ask me about Ty and instantly the tears start coming. This makes me sad because I want and need to be stronger for Ty. I don't want to break down around him and others. He needs me to be strong. He needs me to be the anchor right now... so just know I am trying really hard.  
I can't thank my sweet and kind neighbors, family and friends who are there for us. I know the positive love and support is what is needed. He is homebound and can't go out because his counts are still so low and a simple cold could be devastating. We appreciate the notes, emails, things in our LOVE BOX, etc. I have not been able to respond to any of them. PLEASE know that they are appreciated. 
I have a dear friend who told me that she is struggling and SAD right now. She felt it's hard for her, because she comes to my blog and that it makes her SAD to read my updates. It hit me hard. I was like... PLEASE don't be sad. IF anything, I want her and each of us to LIVE life NOW... my friend Tim Holtz and Mario say... REMEMBER THE NOW. This is true. Don't be sad... be HAPPY it happened. I am thankful and happy every single DAY that I wake up and CHERISH the good that surrounded me. Yes, life is hard for me and others right now. I cry many happy tears too. I am a WARRIOR in life. I believe that hard times help us to SEE more clearly. We have to appreciate what we have and just be MORE grateful. We can't question God and his plan for us. We would go insane. I have a firm testimony of Heavenly Father and I believe that my husband and I are going to be with each other for ETERNITY. This is what keeps me going. I don't question God's will. I will not be bitter, but thankful. I hope by being so honest that it's only to share that GOOD prevails, LOVE prevails, HOPE prevails and I will cherish every moment and memory along the way. 
SORRY... longest blog post ever. I never plan what I will share. It just happens to come to mind and I write from the heart and then I hit publish.  

Ty is the reason WHY that no matter what I am the luckiest, happiest woman. He is the LIGHT that keeps me going and this will be true forever.

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

FREE PROJECT and CRAFT INDUSTRY TODAY COVER

Today Ty and I will be at the Huntsmen Cancer Institute. I have absolutely NO IDEA what they will advise us to do. Ty and I talk and I know that he must follow his own heart in his treatment. I have been praying for his heart to feel comfort. I have told him that only HE knows what is best for him. Right now, he is enduring the graft vs host issues. These issues in combination with the recent news can drive you crazy as to knowing what is normal and what is not. The main thing is FOCUS on the MAIN thing. That is Tyler and this is what keeps me going. I know often in life we want to know WHY?  
                           WHY is this happening in our life...?
                                     
                                       WHY WHY WHY?????

 I met with my church bishop last night. He is just a wise and special man of God. We discussed how we will all have trials and some are horrible beyond horrible. He himself has lost a son. We will never know WHY the bad things happen. It is our faith that we don't become bitter or angry. We just know that we have to cherish every moment and day. We trust in God's plan and accept his will. 

So this morning, in meeting with the cancer specialists this leaves me with so many anxious emotions. This journey is not in our control. It never has been.  I just told my bishop last night that there are times each day when I feel like I can't go on. Is this normal? 

I feel like I have been knocked down so many times in this cancer journey and with so many other life challenges. When I feel knocked down... humbled on my knees and struggling... I pray.  I pray and pray and pray more. 

Then I remind myself to be strong, get back up like a WARRIOR. I can't and won't let these things make me bitter and I know I need to FIGHT with my husband. Trust me, it's easy to get depressed and not want to go on. I simply can't let negative thoughts get me down right now. My husband and children and business need me to keep positive and keep going. I find my positive outlook is one of the reason that my husband and family can look at each day with gratitude. I belief God is carrying us right now. 

One of the things I wanted to share with you today is a free project/workshop. This is my own personal book. It is one that I designed to tell my life story and who I am. This is with my collection- HELLO MY NAME is.

I decided to share this with you today in hopes you too will take the time to document and tell your story. More than ever, I know how important this is.



THIS IS MY "REFRESHED" DESIGNS OF HELLO MY NAME IS-
8X10 GALLERY ART "LIFE IS GOOD"
THE STICKERS ARE WITH THE COLLECTION AND THE GOLD FRAME
IS BRAND NEW WITH MY ESSENTIALS COLLECTION (IN LINE BY THE TC FISKARS PUNCHES-
AT JOANN FABRIC AND CRAFTS)

I WAS HONORED TO BE ASKED TO DEBUT THIS "REFRESHED" LINE WITH
JOANN. THEY GOT ME... THEY GOT MY PASSION. THEY TOO FELT THAT
THIS LINE IS BEAUTIFUL, MEANINGFUL AND A WAY TO HELP
OTHERS TO TELL THE STORY. I KNOW SOME MAY NOT UNDERSTAND MY DESIRE TO SPREAD
THE MESSAGE. BY PARTNERING WITH JOANN I CAN HAVE MY PRODUCTS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY.
DID YOU KNOW GIRLS ARE TAKING ROAD TRIPS ACROSS TWO STATES TO GO TO A JOANN?

THIS HAS HUMBLED ME... THIS IS WHY I DESIGN COLLECTIONS FROM THE HEART. 


THIS IS MY & TC FISKARS PUNCH. YES, IT IS THAT LARGE!
ONLY YOU CAN TELL WHO YOU ARE.
WHAT A GIFT IT IS TO HAVE YOUR LIFE AND YOUR STORY DOCUMENTED. THIS IS MY BOOK
AND MY LIFE. NO ONE CAN TELL MY STORY LIKE I CAN. 


THESE PAPERS AND THIS COLLECTION WILL HELP YOU TO TELL THE STORY!!!!!!
THIS IS MY SEAL TC FISKARS PUNCH WITH MY GEMS INSIDE THE SEAL SHAPE. 


DOCUMENT YOUR CHILDHOOD MEMORIES!!! THIS IS MY BABY PICTURE. THIS IS MY ONLY PHOTO. I WISH I HAD MORE PHOTOS. THIS IS WHY I PRINT OUT THOUSANDS OF PHOTOS. THIS IS SO IMPORTANT. I COULD NOT BE PROUDER TO WORK WITH CANON. I  DO TAKE MY PHOTO AND PRINT WITH MY CANON CAMERA AND PRINTERS.


EMBOSSED MANILA FILE FOLDER PAGE- TC CRAFTWELL CUT N BOSS MACHINE AND WORD COLLAGE PAGE. **** LOOK WHAT EMBOSSING DOES TO REGULAR MANILA FILE FOLDER. I AM SERIOUSLY IN LOVE WITH MY MACHINE!






HELLO MY NAME IS…
LIFE IS GOOD
TERESA COLLINS FREE WORKSHOP



LIFE IS GOOD WITH HELLO MY NAME IS TERESA COLLINS COLLECTION IS FOCUSED ON HELPING TELL THE STORY OF YOUR LIFE. DOCUMENTING YOU AS ONLY YOU CAN DO!IF YOU DON'T TELL YOUR STORY... WHO WILL? 

“Start telling the stories that only you can tell, because there’ll always be better writers than you and there’ll always be smarter writers than you. There will always be people who are much better at doing this or doing that - but you are the ONLY YOU.” Neil Gaiman
ITEMS: TERESA COLLINS PAPER COLLECTION, TERESA COLLINS FISKAR PUNCHES (MINI STAR, &, LOVE, SEAL, ANCHOR, HEART, TAB, MINI HEART, GOLD TRIMMER), XYRON TERESA COLLINS ADHESIVES- MEGA RUNNER, CHIPBOARD PUNCH AND STAPLER. ALL ITEMS ARE CURRENTLY FOUND IN JOANN FABRIC AND CRAFTS. YOU MAY ALSO FIND THE PAPER COLLECTIONS AT YOUR LOCAL INDEPENDENT STORES AND ONLINE. ENJOY!!!!!

COVER: LIFE IS GOOD
1.  ADHERE LIFE IS GOOD 8X10 HELLO MY NAME IS ARTWORK TO CHIPBOARD WITH ADHESIVE RUNNER.
2.  ADHERE 4X6 PHOTO TO RED CARD WITH POP UP DOTS. (INSIDE CARD PLACE- 3X4 TIME JOURNALING CARD)
3.  ADHERE SPRAY PAINTED GOLD BOOK PLATE TO LOWER RIGHT CORNER OF PHOTO WITH TC LIQUID ADHESIVE. ALLOW TO DRY COMPLETELY.
4.  ADHERE STICKER FROM WORD TIDBITS JOURNALING (THROUGHOUT BOOK AS DESIRED BY RUNNING THROUGH TC STICKERMAKER). CUT OUT WORDS TO JOURNAL AS DESIRED.
5.  INSIDE GOLD FRAME PLACE STICKER JOURNALING WORDS. PROJECT- THIS IS THE STORY; JUST BE YOU.

PAGE 1: FOUR TAG PAGE/HELLO MY NAME IS, THE ORIGINAL ME
1.   PAGE BASE IS FOUR TAGS CUT AS ONE PAGE FROM 12X12 PAPER.
2.  PLACE ALPHABET INITIAL INSIDE CENTER OF TAG- HELLO MY NAME IS. WRITE NAME IF DESIRED WITH PEN.
3.  JOURNAL ABOUT YOURSELF IN SECOND TAG- THE ORIGINAL ME. PUNCH & FROM TC PUNCH WITH BLACK CARDSTOCK. STAPLE ALONG RIGHT SIDE CENTER OF TAG.
4.  I AM>>>> 3X4 TAG. JOURNAL THINGS ABOUT WHO YOU ARE.
5.  CORNER ROUND ALL CORNERS OF PAGE AS DESIRED.

PAGE 2: POLAROID FRAME PAPER
1.  TAKE 12” WIDE PAPER WITH FRAMES AND SCORE IN ½ AND FOLD TO CREATE A POCKET PAGE.
2.  PUNCH TC ZIG ZAG CIRCLE PUNCH TO THE LOWER RIGHT SIDE OF THE SNAPSHOTS FRAME.
3.  FOLD THE PAPER IN ½ AND CREATE ENVELOPE BY AHDEREING ONLY ALONG TOP AND BOTTOM. THE RIGHT SIDE IS OPEN SO THAT PHOTOS AND OR LETTERS CAN BE PLACED INSIDE THE POCKET PAGE.
4.  ADHERE CLEAR TC GEM TO THE CENTER OF THE PUNCH.

PAGE 3: CHILDHOOD MEMORIES TAG- RED SCROLL LINED PAPER

1.  PAGE BASE IS RED SCROLL WITH BLACK LINED PAPER.
2.  ADHERE YOUR “BABY” PHOTO IN THE CENTER OF THE PAGE WITH POP UP DOTS.
3.  PUNCH TC TAB PUNCH FROM TAN ALPHABET 3X4 TAG PAPER. FOLD AND THEN STAPLE TAB TO TOP RIGHT PAGE EDGE.
4.  JOURNAL ALONG BOTTOM PAGE WITH BLACK PEN MIXED WITH LOVE TC PUNCHED OUT OF BLACK CARDSTOCK. PUNCH THREE TC STARS WITH PUNCH ALONG BOTTOM OF PAGE.
5.  SCORE CHILDHOOD 3X4 TAG ALONG LEFT SIDE OF TAG. ADHERE ONLY CHILDHOOD PORTION OF TAG, TO THE LEFT LOWER BOTTOM OF PAGE. JOUNAL WITHIN BOX UNDER THE WORD MEMORIES OF YOUR CHILDHOOD MEMORIES.


PAGE 4: MANILA FILE FOLDER W/ TC EMBOSSED WORDS
1.  PAGE BASE IS 8X10 EMBOSSED TC WORD EMBOSSING CRAFTWELL FOLDER.
2.  PUNCH HEART TO THE LOWER RIGHT BOTTOM OF THE PAGE.
3.  PLACE STICKER “HELLO MY NAME IS” ALONG RIGHT SIDE OF PAGE. WRITE IN YOUR NAME AND BIRTHDAY.
4.  ADHERE 4X6 PHOTO TO THE CENTER OF THE PAGE WITH POP UP DOTS FOR ADDED DIMENSION. ALONG TOP RIGHT OF PHOTO ADHERE RED 3X4 TAG LABEL WORDS. (ORIGINAL).
5.  PUNCH TC ZIG ZAG CIRLCE PUNCH THREE TIMES AND ADHERE TO PAGE WITH POP UP DOTS. ADD RED GEMS AND CLEAR GEMS TO THE CENTER OF THE PUNCHED CIRCLES.

PAGE 5: FOUR TAG PAGE: KEEP CALM THIS IS ME/ LIVE LIFE NOW
1.  PAGE BASE IS FOUR TAGS CUT AS ONE PAGE.
2.  PLACE JOURNALING SNIPPETS IN TOP RIGHT TAG- LIVE LIFE NOW. (HAPPY DAY; A DAY IN THE LIFE)
3.  JOURNAL WITHIN THE HOUSE SHAPE. WRITE YOUR ADDRESS OR WHERE YOU ARE FROM.
4.  LOWER RIGHT TAG- PLACE PHOTO INSIDE POLAROID FRAME WITH POP UP DOTS. ADHERE JOURNALING TIDBIT- BEST DAY EVER. WRITE NAME WITHIN FRAME.

PAGE 6: BROWN LEDGER PAPER
1.  PAGE BASE IS KRAFT AND TAN LEDGER PAPER.
2.  ADHERE RED JOURNALING LABEL TAG AND STAPLE ALONG TOP RIGHT OF PAGE. (LOVE THIS)
3.  TAKE 3X4 BLACK ORNATE FRAME AND SCORE ALONG TOP SO THAT THE TAG CAN BE LIFTED UP FROM THE BOTTOM. ALONG TOP OF TAG ADHERE SNIPPETS CIRCLE- NOTEWORTHY.
4.  JOURNAL ALONG BOTTOM OF THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE PAGE.
5.  PUNCH FIVE TC STARS ALONG BOTTOM AND TOP OF THE PAGE. ADD THREE RED GEMS RANDOMLY AS DESIRED.
6.  ADHERE PHOTO TO BOTTOM LEFT SECTION OF PAGE WITH POP UP DOTS.
7.  UNDER PHOTO, ADHERE JOURNALING WORDS: LIVE EVERYDAY WITH GRATITUDE/ A BLESSED LIFE.

PAGE 7: FOUR TAG PAGE: LIVE EVERYDAY WITH GRATITUDE
1.  PAGE BASE IS FOUR TAGS CUT AS ONE PAGE.
2.  JOURNAL WITHIN TAG- RED TYPEWRITER WITH PEN.
3.  TAKE TC TAB PUNCH AND PUNCH WITH ALPHABET 3X4 TAG.
4.  ADHERE PHOTO ON TOP OF THE TWO BOTTOM PAGE TAGS.
   ADHERE JOURNALING TIDBIT- MY HAPPY,YOU MAKE LIFE WONDERFUL. ADD RED GEM TO THE TAB PUNCH ALONG BOOK EDGE.
5.  PLACE A THIN 2” X 6” PIECE OF PAPER TO THE BACK OF THE PHOTO ON THE FRONT PAGE SO THAT IT WILL LIFT UP AND . REVEAL THE TWO HIDDEN TAGS AS SHOWN IN CLASS.

PAGE 8: KRAFT WITH WHITE CIRCLE PAPER
1.  PAGE BASE IS KRAFT WITH WHITE CIRCLE PAGE.
2.  ADHERE TWO 4X6 PHOTOS TO THE PAGE WITH POP UP DOTS.
3.  PLACE JOURNALING SNIPPETS IN PHOTO CORNER- FUNNY MOMENTS. ALONG BOTTOM PHOTO- MEMORIES TO CHERISH, SNAPSHOT, EMBRACE THE CRAZINESS.
4.  PUNCH TC LOVE FROM BLACK CARDSTOCK. ADHERE PHOTO ALONG TOP RIGHT. ADHERE LABEL WORD, FAMILY- RED MINI TAG PAPER AND TOP SECTION OF DAILY LIFE 3X4 CARD.
5.  ALONG LOWER LEFT SIDE OF PAGE ADHERE 3X4 TAG- LIVE LIFE BELIEVING ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE.

PAGE 9: RED BACKGROUND WITH WHITE WORDS
1.  PAGE BASE IS RED WITH WHITE WORDS PAPER.
2.   ADHERE GOLD STICKER LABEL ALONG TOP LEFT OF PAGE. FOLD THE TAG PARTIALLY TO THE BACK SIDE OF THE PAGE. JOURNAL WITHIN TAG AS DESIRED.
3.  TAKE TAN WITH WHITE CIRCLE PAPER SIZED 4X10 AND SCORE AT 4” FROM TOP TO CREATE A LIFT UP FLAP. CORNER ROUND ALL FOUR CORNERS OF PAGE WITH FISKARS PUNCH. ADHERE BACK OF FLAP TO THE RIGHT SIDE TOP OF PAGE.
4.  ADHERE 4X6 PHOTO TO THE BOTTOM OF THE TOP FLAP SO THAT IT WILL LIFT UP. ALONG LOWER BOTTOM SECTION OF PHOTO ADHERE JOURNALING STICKERS: RIGHT NOW, DREAM BIG AND BELIEVE IN YOURSELF. PUNCH TC ANCHOR FISKARS PUNCH AND ADHERE IF DESIRED.
5.  ADHERE GOLD STARBURST STICKER TO THE TOP RIGHT OF FLAP TOP. ADHERE CLEAR TC GEM TO THE GOLD STICKER LOWER BOTTOM.

BACK COVER: PAGE BASE IS CHIPBOARD SIZED 8X10.

USE TC XYRON CHIPBOARD PUNCH AND PUNCH ALL PAGES IN THE CENTER ALONG EACH PAGE TOP. ADD METAL RINGS TO THE TOP TO KEEP THE PAGES TOGETHER.


CREATE A BEAUTIFUL
LIVE
EVERYDAY…

QUESTIONS/SALES: bridget@teresacollinsstudio.com
I am so honored... I had to share this. 
This to me is a LIFE MOMENT of sharing and feeling
thankful that in some small way I can share
a little about my company, my passion and how I have grown my business and brand. In my life and business I truly believe 
there are NO LIMITS. 




What a honor to be on the cover of Fall issue of CRAFT INDUSTRY today. I was fortunate enough to have a great & exciting meeting with CHA this week at my office. I love that so many of you wanted the issue too and wanted to be able to read it. I mentioned this to them and they listened. YOU can now go and read my article online. We are thrilled for CHA Winter and I am debuting several new collections and quite a few "surprises." I am honored to speak at the trade show in January. If you are coming to the trade show please plan to join me. I am thankful for the opportunity to share my business story and how I have evolved and grown my business. Simply go here: http://digital.turn-page.com/i/383845

THANK YOU JENNAFER MARTIN FOR INTERVIEWING AND telling my story. I am in deep gratitude for your talent and for allowing my voice to be told.

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