Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Blog HOP Day 3- MY LIFE HIGHLIGHTS and FREE GERMANY inspiration



It is day three of the BLOG HOP with Cardmaker Magazine and Xyron. I hope you will follow the links to the blogs for all the prize giveaways each day. You can go to my facebook
to win this. Inside the box is my BRAND NEW
just arrived collections of paper- URBAN MARKET
& SOMETHING WONDERFUL.
It is all boxed up and ready to be shipped.
PS- Remember the TC AME with We R Memory Keepers DESIGN TEAM CALL... deadline  is May 9th. Details here on my blog. *We are getting submissions. THANK YOU!
Go to my facebook page to enter this contest.

https://www.facebook.com/tcdesigns

This is the blog hop...
http://aintshecrafty.blogspot.com
and then go to
https://www.facebook.com/CardMakerMag

Some amazing prizes EVERY day and LOTS of inspiration!!!!

I wanted to just share a little of my NOW.
This past week has been a great week for our family.
We had Easter, kids visiting, Gentry's birthday,
baseball games, and just lots of TIME together.
THIS IS TRULY the IMPORTANT
stuff.


Matt and the kids are still in Huntington Beach, CA.
We are so in LOVE with this family.
We have THREE little ones now.
Tenneson (2 months), Zellie (2) and Maxson (almost 4).
I took this on Easter when we were on SKYPE.
Notice the SMILE on Matt's face.
I am so proud of the father that he is.
I watch him and it's so endearing.
Matt came into my life when he was 12 years old.
His dad and I got married and MATT
loved and accepted me instantly.
How rare is this?
Matt came to live with us when he was in 8th
Grade. I think we had ONE fight when he was
a 12th grader. It's funny looking back on it.
We just connected. I remember taking him to the Matchbox 20
concert. He was 16 years old. Little did I know that
the couple behind us thought WE were on a date.
They finally asked us at the end of the concert. It was so funny.
I simply loved this boy from the moment I met him.
He is a GIANT of a man, son and I truly love him like my own "birth" children.
I don't know why I can't call him my STEP son.
When I go teach. Everyone tries to figure out when I say...
I have 7 children. Yes, SEVEN.
They always ask. All yourself?
I say... I have FIVE by birth... yes, I did it!
I even had TWO natural births. Pretty proud that I did it...ha!
Plus, I have TWO bonus sons.
Everyone is always confused... huh?
I explain I have TWO more handsome
sons by marriage. They are MINE
just like my own.
I love them. I hope they know I love
and treasure them like the five I have
physically given life to.
Anyway, they are MY bonus children
and I love them dearly.
Yes, I would have given birth to Matt
in Jr. High School... which
thankfully I did not. ha! 

F
This sums up my life.
I live for my FAMILY.
I always say this...
I am happiest when I can be surrounded
by LOVE. For me, this is my
family and friends. I truly love
that these cuties came up Saturday to spend time with
us. Ty can't go shopping and so we went to Good Will (inspiration shopping), Paper Source and Chick-fil-A...
I love their Diet Lemonade.

Funny story- I was checking out at Paper Source and the associate said... "are you THE Teresa Collins that Scrapbooks?"
I was like well, yes, I am.
How cute is that?
Paper Source is literally right by my house.
Okay... if you don't know Paper Source
YOU have to go find them. Yes, I do have
some product there. I think you
will see LOTS more there soon...


I love Maxson's face on Saturday at the EASTER EGG hunt!
Oh how I love Instagram....
 Kayla is so great to send us photos
and keep us updated.

TAKE PHOTOS...
these moments are IMPORTANT.
I always have my camera in my purse.
I am the biggest advocate of not only
taking the photos...
but PRINT them out!

I am the biggest CANON camera lover.
It is my go to... everyday camera(s).
However, so many people are taking only
photos on their phone and erasing them, not printing them or
like me- what happens when you "like me"
destroy/drop/lose your phone and you lose
the photos and memories.


Yesterday was 75 degrees.
I wore sandals.
I posted this on INSTAGRAM.
I got a message- could they share my photo on
WOMENSFEETINSANDALS.
I had to laugh. My feet?
I love the blue nail polish.
I love the gold in the sandals. I got these on sale at
Nordstroms Rack.
Yesterday just made me happy...
and I got to go to Zach's baseball game.
I video tape every one of his at bats.
Then I can send them to family and friends right away.
Yes, he did great and I captured it.
So LOVE these moments.

Wow... I am chatty this am.
I am headed to tape MY CRAFT CHANNEL this morning- so I will wind this
blog post up. 
NOW... as promised my FREE instructions and photos of my workshop in
Frankfurt Germany.
To recreate this project you will need the following:

TC Essentials Album Kit- BE1010 (it comes with the pocket pages, predesigned pages, die cuts and sticker sheet. Seriously CUTE book that comes BOUND.
TC Essentials- Envelopes, Tags and Bags- BE1008
TC Essentials- MODELING PASTE
TC Essentials- PINK 12x12 Damask Stencil
TC SEQUINS- SAVE THE DATE
TC embossing folder- COLLAGE WORDS with CRAFTWELL (use TC eBosser machine)
Gold Craft Paper- *new TC product coming out SOON. for now- you can use gold paper.
TC papers: Stationary Noted TAG paper and Summer Stories TAG papers. 
PUNCHES: Fiskars (large and small STAR, Butterfly, Hexagon, Circle punch.
ADHESIVE and TOOLS: TC Xyron (pink stapler, pink stickermaker, pink adhesive kit and mega runner)



*note- die cuts added as needed... just a few visuals of the pages.
The PDF will have all of them. 





Here is the free PDF...
https://app.box.com/s/urec1prgnpzeeq8d6md3

Don't forget to sent in your projects for the design team call. All the information is posted in a previous post. Good Luck!

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22 comments:

Emma Sacchetti said...

You have a beautiful family! Super excited I have everything but the punches for the project :-) still praying!!

TracyM #6773 said...

YOU are AWESOME Teresa!!! YOU always make THE MOST of EVERY MOMENT and I THANK YOU for sharing your family, ZEST and inspiration with us!!!
FUN project too - thank you for instructions & pics.
Have fun on My Craft Channel :)

Elaine said...

Gorgeous family! Thank you so much for the project, love it!

Theresa said...

How great is this? Thanks for sharing!!!

Anelsie said...

I LOVEEEE this blog post, Teresa!!! I ADORE that you always talk from the heart and that you share your blessings with us, your followers!!! You have such a BEAUTIFUL family!!!
I always have my camera in my purse too! Love to capture my family's memories and great moments. Thanks for the inspiration!
And thanks for the sharing this amazing project! Can't wait to start working on it!
Hugs!

Jeannie said...

Thank you for sharing your family stories! What a wonderful family you have! Thank you for the instructions for this beautiful project!

Scrappin' Diva said...

Thank you for sharing about your family! They are beautiful! I have two girls, 3 years old and a 7 month old. Every day they amaze me with something. I have to remember to keep the camera close by as they grow up so fast! Thanks for the project instructions!

Heather Thompson said...

I love all the pictures you post, They are so wonderful to see, you have a beautiful family and I enjoy how personal and open you get with your fans and followers. Thank you always for sharing your inner thought, triumphs and failures, heartaches and happiness. I always enjoy reading and seeing all of your life creations both on paper/projects and in photos. Thank you Teresa.

Dria said...

I completely enjoyed your post! You response of 5 I gave birth too and 2 bonus sons--priceless! You have a beautiful family and soul!
And keep taking pictures with that Canon! I love my REAL camera and wouldn't trade my Canon for an "phone camera" EVER! Sure I will snap something on the phone but the Canon is almost always with me :)

Michele Washburn said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful family with us all! It's one of my favourite things about reading your blog! Love your creations and products! Thanks for the constant inspiration!

Sue D said...

Great photos and album.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Kelly Jean said...

So love love love this post! My family and I have a tough relationship but they still mean oh - so - much to me! And I have a 'step' brother that I love so much. He has been with me all his life. I introduce him simply as 'my brother. ' When someone pointed out to me one day that he is my 'step brother,' this shocked me because I never realized that he was my step brother. I never thought about it again after that!

WhoMom said...

Thank you for sharing your family with us. I'm a Cannon fan myself (mine would work better if my daughter hadn't "helped" it with a soda when she was a toddler! Thanks for sharing your cute mini book instructions, it's adorable.

Anonymous said...

Dear Teresa!
Thanks for a great time with you in Germany. We have had so much fun and learned so much from you.
Each individual project is our favorite and we are excited about the new collection.
We already know everything we need!!!!!
All the best for you and your family,
we hope to see you again soon
Michaela and Andrea

Kelly Massman said...

your photos are great and the mini just highlights them so well!! TFS!

Roseanna C said...

Thanks for sharing and all the inspiration.

grammypat said...

You have a beautiful family and one can see how proud you are of all of them. Your life and creations are a great inspiration to all of us. God Bless

Lola said...

Love reading about your family today. I'm so glad Ty is on the mend. Enjoy your summer!

Creative Hugs,

Anonymous said...

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PrinzessinN said...

Dear Teresa,

I love reading about your family. It reminds me what is the most important thing in our lifes. Love and time spent together.

I also have my Canon camera with me every single day. The iPhone pictures are never in the quality of the Canon picutres. Therefore I do not take a lot of iPhone pics.

Thank you for the project instructions.

Scrapfaire said...

LOVE it! I'm a Canon Girl as well!! I do love taking phone photos and I have been printing and scrapping quite a lot of them the past couple of years... so I'm excited about that. LOVE LOVE your new releases!!!

marylouh said...

Great album. the Easter pictures were precious. thanks for sharing them.