Monday, April 28, 2014

DELTA... this really happened!!!!!

I wanted to tell you about this weekend... and 
well something CRAZY with 
my flight home yesterday. 

Let's just say that I learned
a BIG valuable lesson.

SO today this a day in that I want to ask a big favor...
if you watch me on www.mycraftchannel.com
I have a weekly show every Monday.
Today I am showing all my new WE R MEMORY KEEPERS books
and WHAT I intended to show and do 
did not happen.
I don't think I have ever had this happen but
I talked from the heart about my books,
and the REASON why
I do what I do. 


PLUS- TODAY you can win the CARD SET  and ALBUM of your choice here on my blog and facebook by commenting on this blog post and on again on facebook and sharing the show. Yes, winners will be picked
from both locations to make it fair.

This beautiful large art was made by Connie and the people
that came to my workshops.

This is UNREAL...the most thoughtful gift!

If you look closely you can see the words...
the meaning within the branches.
TY & Teresa

Each pink leave is some of  FINGERPRINT  of my friends at Creative Cards & Crafts.

I was so overcome with emotion when Claudia got up and spoke about me
to everyone and then gave this to me.
I'm actually crying as I type this.
I was and am simply GRATEFUL
for this gift.
It is so special to me...
with all my heart I will treasure it
and be reminded of the love
and support Ty and I and our family
has had.

This was one of the workshops. We are even missing some girls. I taught three wonderful sold out workshops. Claudia only had a couple of weeks after we announced that I was coming to fill the class. I was
completely in shock when she filled all three classes. I love these girls and Jordan (yes, he is so exceptional...what a talented and kind 15 year old boy). I even met his father.

The workshop sizes were too big and we needed more space. So we had the workshops at a church right by the store. Everyone was excited and we keep busy with my modeling paste and stencils.

Thank you so much Creative Cards & Crafts for this gift...
but MOST of all the gift of LOVE that I truly feel.
They asked me to come back
and I immediately said YES!
February 2015...

I even did make n takes and got to meet so many wonderful people.
It was crazy in that all of my product from Urban Market and
TC eBosser machines had SOLD OUT before I got there.
Claudia ordered and overnighted
more product. She felt bad for everyone
coming and wanted the new product to be there.

I am thinking the all time record was met this weekend.
There was a girl (yes, I won't name names)...
who purchased 118 (it may have been more)
of my new papers. Yes, she was a girl on a mission.

So thankful for these beautiful girls.
They came and helped me for the wokshops.
Jennifer Haggerty and Malika ...
are so special. I feel honored to know
them both. 

Jordan is fifteen years old.
I know I love when the YOUNGER generation follow me...
and take my workshops and come to meet me.
Then when it's a young man with
talent and such sweetness like Jordan...
Oh... I am the LUCKY one to know him.

He had read about my MA Y 1st announcement
and he KNEW it has something to do with GOLD...
So he gave me the sweetest gift bag of
GOLD journal, GOLD notepad and GOLD pens.
I will NEVER forget him.
Jordan, YOU are pure in heart and I
am blessed to know you.


I loved that the store had a party on Saturday night with me.
They rented a bowling alley and we bowled, ate yummy food
and shared a lot. Here is a few of the crew that came.
We had a FULL house. 
My team won the first round (thank you Mike)
and then we lost.
DEAR JESSICA (she is on my left of me in the photo)
YOU could be a professional bowler.
I loved getting to know you. 
She beat all of us... such talent and beauty.

warning: this really happened yesterday


I travel with a lot of stuff. I had two checked on bags yesterday. I was flying from Chicago direct stop back home to SLC.
When I get to the airport, I do the usual I have done countless times.
I take my two bags to the DELTA line. I fly so much that I am a SKY priority girl... and I
do get three free bags (thank you Delta).
This is good since I bring so many project samples, a BAG (over ten lbs of FISKAR punches, all my TC Xyron adhesives/ tools, etc. and prizes.... you know A LOT!

I always have a bag of my clothes and even more tools.  I
normally have sketches of new lines and
 journaling books with all of the things from my head on this paper.

Delta loves me because I am loyal.
I check in with two black bags. I have found the cute PINK and pattern ones simply won't hold up to my travels. So to adorn it...
I use tulle and gold ribbon on the top of my checked luggage.
I have never had to "guess" if it's my bag.

The older lady printed my two suitcase labels and proceeded to talk about the boy behind us in the airport. He was disabled and
was wailing and flinging his body as his family
was putting him in a wheelchair. I assume she was distracted.
He was about 12 years old and it was heartbreaking
and he was violently moving his arms and legs as his
mom was strapping him with restraints in the chair.

She was simply distracted. She checked my two bags and I left
to come home. When I arrive in SLC, I see my one bag- (*yes, the one in the photo) and I wait for bag two. I use the time to talk to Gentry, Tyler, my friend Amy. Finally,
I'm like this is way too long no new bags have come out in forever. I am the only one waiting now.
I go and look at a big black bag like mine... but
I think no way... it's not possibly mine. It's more torn and such and lighter black and has NO ribbon. I look at the name tag-
and I see TERESA COLLINS.
I'm confused. Did they take my ribbon off?
Did my bag get really beat up this time?

I open the bag to see a man's belonging. I close it and go to the Delta baggage claim.
A nice man helped me. I explained the situation and gave him the man's bag and showed him that I did get ONE of my two bags.
He said-
THIS HAPPENS ALL THE TIME.
Airlines are known to put someone else's label on the wrong bag.
He told me that I probably will not get that bag back.

I started to think what was in THAT bag since he wanted to know what was inside it. I had just packed it that morning and I try to be really organized. I knew all the contents.
I told him... 1. a white flatiron (chi) 2. my canon camera (yes, thankfully it is my travel one 3. brown boots (tan) with five buckles (gold) on the side 4. white satin like blouse with gold buttons 5. three pairs of shoes (described them) 6. jeans and the brand 7. two pink shirts with ruffles 8. shampoo/conditioner 9. gold bag toothpaste, lotions etc. 9. dies and punches *now I had to explain to him I own a craft company. okay... I could go on...I know you do not want to hear
everything in my suitcase. I had so much in that one bag. The only thing I normally don't pack was my camera. I
still don't know why I did that. It was in my purse and I was sorting my items between three bags and put it in the "wrong" bag.

Anyway, he said "I'm so sorry but I don't think you will get any of this back. Mislabeled bags are often never recovered." So as I stood there I am talking to everyone and even other people who had missing bags.

We had a conversation and he gave me great tips for the future and how to avoid this happened. I thanked him and said. "You know, it's a bag and I lost a lot of material items.  l did  lose a lot of my favorite clothes and my favorite camera but it's okay. It's only STUFF and it can be replaced."

I think my reaction and that I was even smiling must have really surprised him. He said, "ms. you are NOT like most people."
I simply told him again.
"It's only stuff... this was important items but
NOT important people or things that cannot be
replaced."

He thanked me and told me he hopes they find my bag.
I learned some things.

1. watch the printed label as they put it on YOUR bag.
2. he suggested to have them show YOU the label so you know it's YOUR label.
3. when packing write down or take a photo or your bag so if it's lost you can show them the bag and visual of the contents.
4. when things like this happen- you have a choice on HOW
you are going to look at it. I hope they find my bag, but if they
don't it's okay.

I am most GRATEFUL for my sweet husband who when he picked me up and felt the same way. We laughed.
It's only a bag.
PS- I still love DELTA.

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Lee Murray said...

I would love to win and album for my new grand daughter (#5 grandchild - 2nd girl) - I took a lot of photos and want to do a special album for her new mom (1st child of my son)....

Kelly Massman said...

i know it is only stuff, but it is still a bummer that your bag was mislabeled; i love your positive attitude though and thanks for a chance to win some goodies!

Kim said...

What a beautiful keepsake. Maybe your suitcase will show up. There's a first time for everything. Thanks for the great giveaway.

Chelsea said...

Stuff is stuff, I agree!! Great attitude to have :) I would love to win something, anything from you! LOL!!

ahiltz said...

What a great outlook on your missing bag and stuff. I know if it was me, I would be pretty upset. But you are so right...don't sweat the small stuff. I am quite impressed with the teen boy who was so sweet to bring you a gift!!! What a sweetie he was to do that! :)

Kip said...

What a fabulous attitude!!! I would be so excited if I won anything of your lines Teresa!!

Anelsie said...

Wow, hope they find your bag! It's so nice of you to be so positive! You are truly an inspiration!
Loved the video! Will share it now! Thanks for the chance!

Cim Allen said...

I love the gift of the picture .. that is so cool, I've never seen anything like it. I hope you get your bag back .. but you have the right attitude about it. It's things ... family and friends are the irreplaceable items in life :)

Anonymous said...

I am flying to California on Thursday...on Delta....I will definately use your tips. I'll keep an eye out for your embellished bag too...LOL. Good luck, I hope you do get it back. Gail Evans

Heather Thompson said...

oh my I hope it finds it way back home, I love how laid back you are and that you live for the day!!! always an inspiration.

debbyj said...

I read about your mishap only one day before I am leaving on a European trip. I like your idea of writing down or taking a pic of what is inside your suitcase. I have always used bright yarn to decorate my black suitcase and so far have been very lucky. My daughter had a suitcase delayed on a trip back home from visiting us in Florida to New York. Her first flight was delayed so she had 10 minutes to run across the terminal, but her suitcase didn't make the connecting flight. Her biggest disappointed when it arrived on her door step 24 hours later-the sausage she bought in a German deli had gone bad, but at least she had everything else, which she had to wash to get rid of the sausage smell!!! If my hubby's suitcase goes to someone else, they are in for a big surprise-he is taking peanut butter, grape jam and clam chowder to our friends in Germany-think of the feast they'll have!!!

Cindy said...

Such a very important life mantra. I try to live my life this way. Too much time and energy is invested in things and not people these days. Can always replace the things in life, but not the people you love and cherish. Hope more people embrace this philosophy. Thanks for sharing and always embracing the positive!!!

Rachel K said...

You have the best attitude! I love that "it's just stuff." That is so important in life! My dad would always tell me to "major in the majors, not the minors." A valuable lesson that has stuck with me. :)

marylouh said...

I've been lucky - only one bag didn't appear and it came the next day. You have had so much on your plate. Sorry that it keeps getting more piled on. Glad you had a good time in Chicago. I love the picture with the thumb prints. I made Valentine's one year using finger prints for the hearts. Have to remember the leaves for future use. take care. Get some r&r

Regena Odle said...

I hope that you get your bag back. Love your attitude regarding it though. The picture of the tree with the finger prints is so beautiful. I am thinking that this would be great to do at a family get together as a keepsake.

Suzette said...

Great episode on MCC. Thanks for being you and being so real and honest. Love the painting of the finger prints. Thanks for sharing your heart and being so transparent with your fans and sharing what you love to do with others. I travel lots too and have gotten bags lost, it is only stuff and replaceable, so true! Keep smiling and I can't wait for the cruise!

Audrey said...

Your ah-mazing attitude is a blessing to ALL! I am so sorry you had to got thru that, but yet again, you handle it with grace!

Anonymous said...

Your special "photo" from your class is awesome. What a wonderful gift. Sorry to hear about your bag, hope the person that has it will return it to Delta and makes its way to you. Great tips when flying, we fly international alot and those tips will come in handy. Would love to win anything by YOU !!!

Joyce

Lisa B said...

I hope your bag makes it's way back home. I've had my luggage lost on the way to my destination for a business presentation and although it finally arrived days later, I had to do a mad shopping dash at the local mall. You definitely have the right attitude though - it doesn't pay to get upset about something you cannot control. Keep smiling :)

CA Scrapper said...

Teresa, you are truly and inspiration to me. I have loved and used your products for years. Thanks for reminding me that it is important to document the good times and the not so great times in our lives. I hope that your husband is getting stronger every day. Also, your attitude with Delta was amazing. I don't know if I could have been that gracious but you are right, it is just stuff and it can all be replaced. Thanks for reminding us of that. God bless you and your whole family.

cindym said...

You are taking it so well. I am so sorry to hear that happened to you. Maybe by some stroke of luck your bag will be returned to you. Another suggestion someone had given me, is to write your name and phone number and attach to the inside your suitcase. Then when your suitcase is opened at least there is a contact and hopefully either the person who has your suitcase or the airline can contact you.

Karen said...

I have never been on an airplane, but great tips for if I ever do. Hope you get your bag back soon. Would love to win!

Carolyn Smith said...

You are an amazing woman with a beautiful positive attitude in all aspects of your life. I hope your bag is returned, miracles do happen. Best wishes to you and your family. I have just started using the pocket page scrapbooks and am loving how quickly stories can be recorded.

Kim Traylor said...

Reminds me of the time my mom and I, with 2 kids, missed our return flight after 2 weeks at WDW and a friends in FL. I just laughed as I asked the ladies what we could do. There were no more flights that day so we stayed at the airport and created an adventure for the kids. We went home the next day. There was no point getting angry - it doesn't solve anything and it certainly wasn't their fault that we missed our plane. My travel tip is to always pack an extra under garment in your take on luggage for things like this. We are people and mistakes happen. How we choose to react is how people view us so we need to keep it positive.

Teresa, I just watched your MCC video and my heart goes out to you and your family. Your story is fabulous and YES you are very inspiring. I truly love that you are such a strong Christian who loves The Lord and that you tell all of us about it. You have such a wonderful opportunity to be the light and share His word and I love that you do that. I know I don't have to tell you to keep your faith. The Lord is amazing and His works are great. I have seen His miracles in my own life and I know your family will experience your miracle too. I hope you have a wonderful day! God bless you and your family - Kim

Anonymous said...

So sorry you lost your bag of "stuff". Yes, it is just "stuff". So impressed that you can accept your loss and move on. I think I own every collection you've created. Look forward to purchasing your new card sets. Virginia

Scrappy Chick said...

Thank you for sharing. I have had bags go on separate adventures than mine, but never lost one completely. But thank you so very much for your attitude towards the situation. I have worked in customer service and some days it is NOT easy!
Thank you so much for the chance to win!

Robin M said...

I just love reading your blog. Your outlook is so inspiring and it causes me to stop and count my blessings.- Robin

sammygirl said...

The first thing I do every morning is check MCC & see what great products they have that day & the shows, LOVE the shows. Having your show on Mondays makes getting up easier...anyways, as I'm watching it at 5:30, I start to tear up at what you're saying. You're such a wonderful person & so gifted. Loved that you shared with us & decided to not edit it or redo the segment. Love all your lines & always look forward to your new releases. (I have already purchased 3 of the 4 We R card sets & am CRAZY about them, they are so beautiful!). Anyways, thank you so much for all that you do & sharing it with all of us. Absolutely love the finger-print tree gift you received, such a clever & meaningful gift! Love your outlook on life! God bless you & your family!

Samantha Taylor said...

Thanks for sharing your great attitude! I'm sure the guy at the baggage counter had a much better day than normal dealing with someone who has their priorities straight. Praying your belongings get returned to you.

Theresa said...

Love your blog and stories and your faith! You are such an inspiration!

Valerie Gee said...

Teresa, it is so refreshing to read your story about your lost bag, and to see how you handled things with style, grace, a sense of humor, and your overall positive attitude. Not many people could be as calm about it as you, and I'm sure everyone who helped you appreciates your reaction! You really do help us all focus on the truly important things in life! Now, can you please share a story about how messy your house is, and how you are able to shrug it off and focus on how happy and healthy your children are, regardless of your messy kitchen???? Maybe that will help remind me to feel that way more often! LOL!

Emma Sacchetti said...

I totally understand what you're saying. I was sad that we lost all of our family pictures in a Cat 4 hurricane but at the end of the day they were just belongings. My 4 children, my husband and I were safe and alive and scrapping and appreciating my memories came out of that. I hope they find your bag :-) happy you had a good trip. Not posting to win, I already purchased the whole line. Xoxo still praying

Janet said...

Oh my! Sorry you lost your bag but what a great attitude about it. You are such an inspiration!!

littlebitoftoto said...

Wow, What a wild day for you. Praying your bag will be recovered....thanks for the opportunity to win something!

Jeannie said...

I'm so sorry that your bag was lost, but your positive attitude is so inspiring! Thanks for sharing your story!

Carla Marcinek said...

Hoping and praying a miracle for you to get your bag returned to you. I am addicted to all products Teresa Collins. Would be honored and blessed if I was to win a prize from you. Thank you!
Carla

Anonymous said...

you had an amazing trip ..sorry it ended on such a bumpy note...but..you never know..the bag may turn up yet!! continue to be the amazing girl you are!!
xox marie
mea57_98 at yahoo.com

Just a Simple Gal - Judy in Huntsville - AL said...

I hope you get your bag! [Did you have id inside?]
But if not -- My husband and his friend go to Unclaimed Baggage in Scottsboro, AL almost weekly so I'll tell him to be on the look out for craft supplies ---

Kathy said...

I'm keeping my fingers crossed for your luggage. You certainly handled it with grace and style. I'm sure the Delta employee appreciated you. ;) I watched your beautiful video on MCC....you certainly inspired me to take more pictures...hopefully my family is good with that. haha. I would be thrilled to win one of your card sets and an album. Thanks for all that you do. You are the BEST! xoxo, Kathy

Emma Sacchetti said...

Teresa
I just watched your video. I cried while watching. You are the sweetest most inspiring person I've ever known. God Bless you and your family. Still praying xoxo

Suzy said...

I love that you share your stories. After what has happened recently with your family some still might have shown anger. I love all your products and would love to win.

Judyann said...

So sorry about your bag. Hope it turns up. Thanks for the opportunity to win one of your beautiful albums.

Vanessa Heinzer said...

Hello Teresa! So glad you had a wonderful time teaching workshops! I know it's a passion!!
Sorry to hear about your suitcase, but your inner light shone again as you handled it all with humor and realism. You are so right, compared to the important things in life, 'it was just a bag'. I hope that whomever has your suitcase will find your name on something somewhere and can get it all back to you! Have a wonderful week!

Anonymous said...

I saw your video.....Wow...You are Strong and Real and so Inspiring!
Thanks for sharing and creating. Love your products

Cindyloohoo said...

You never know. It might just show up. On a side note I wanted to tell you how brave you are. I've gone through the cancer thing with my husband five times and I am always amazed at the resilience of the human spirit and joe much it can endure. And everyday I ask God to protect and heal all his children and grant his favor to those who ask and those who cannot ask. You are now in our prayer group and I hope His devine mercy will surround you and your beautiful family with healing glory. Big hugs from me.

kaw1963 said...

I loved your episode today on MCC, you always speak from the heart. Your scrapbook lines are top notch and I love how you always talk about what inspired you when you come up with a line and how important it is to document your life...the good, the bad...and everything in between. It is the memory that counts, not how good the picture is. Thank you for all your inspiration and showing that there is a "real" person behind the designs! Thank you for a chance to win!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Awesome video!!! Your attitude towards it just being "stuff" is just amazing...trying hard to teach my girls that most of what is around them is just stuff....I hope you get your bag of stuff back...but if not I hope whomever finds it looks good!

Lané said...

Very generous of you to giveaway after something of yours was taken away :-).

Carol Stoler said...

Thanks again for reminding us of what's important and what's not! We tend to forget and let the little things get to us when they just don't matter.

Kymjynx5 said...

I love all of your products, I watched your video and you are always so real and open and to be honest you inspire me..

Karey said...

Losing a bag is no fun. We to have lost one. I learned that I shouldn't put my glasses or anything i would have a hard time replacing in a bag. Hope it is returned. Thanks for the chance to win.

Florence Germono said...

love the video and all the product.. xoxo

ParkNSlide said...

Love your attitude...I wouldn't give up hope yet.

Theresa Smith said...

Good advice re: checking the labels on checked bags. Thanks for the tip. Thanks for the chance to win!

Sarah Barton said...

Teresa, You are so wonderful to watch and learn from. You offer so much of yourself in your craft. Thank you! And thank you for the tips - I hate to check luggage, but I will remember your tips when I do.

Gisela said...

Teresa.... I watched you on my Craft Channel just now and I love the way you approach life. I'm in Tears as I write this.Thank you for showing us the human side of you .Love your new Projects and Albums,Thank you so much!

Kathy Thurman said...

I agree.... it's about the way you choose to react. Getting upset and making a scene will not get your bag back....just be grateful they didn't lose BOTH bags :)
BTW, please come to Houston!

Scrapfaire said...

Oh Teresa, I just saw your MCC segment first thing this morning and sat here and cried with you. I know how important those photos are!! I print mine and I journal my feelings, I feel it's the least we can do so people know who we are and what we went through, and how wonderful life can be, even through the bad times. Hugs!

Lola said...

So sorry about you luggage. Not so sure I would have been so calm. Thanks for the chance to win!

Creative Hugs

Beejay said...

Thanks for the tips for bags.I am sorry you lost yours. I wish airlines did a better job instead of shrugging their shoulders over lost bags!
Prayers for your family's struggles.
Thanks for the giveaways.

Barbara said...

What a great story and a Beautiful show, thank you for keeping it real.

Amanda Holdsworth said...

Thanks for having such a positive attitude...your grace is a good reminder for us all!

Renee Collier said...

So nice to hear of your wonderful adventures! Some good. Some bad. But in the end, just material things that can always be replaced. I love hearing how you just "smiled" through it all. Inspirational!

Judy Chamberlain said...

Just watched the MCC segment on the albums made easy and just want to say that you are truly inspirational. Looking forward to seeing you and playing with these albums either at IU or on the cruise.

Leslee said...

Such a fabulous attitude. You are right that they are only things, but it makes a difference if you are starting or ending your journey. And it certainly isn't the persons fault who is gathering the complaints. Sounds like you had an awesome weekend!

Grace said...

you are such an inspiration. Thank you. Your workshop seemed wonderful what a beautiful group to get together to mak the print tree for you. It is so nice in this crazy world to see that there are still blessings. Thank you for sharing all your blessings with us. Grace xoox

Shantaie said...

This was such power packed post! I've never lost a bag, but I know those who have. I love the way you chose to handle it! I remind myself everyday that happiness is a choice, even when things go wrong. Life is too wonderful and too temporary to be upset all the time! Thank you for sharing!

gilroy gal said...

You are so right...only 'things' and there was no use in getting upset with the baggage guy-it wasn't his fault it got lost. I am sure that your reaction was, sadly, so rare, that he will be telling the story of 'this really sweet lady' who didn't yell at me about her lost bag. WWJD? Just what you did. Blessings 10-fold back to you!

Anonymous said...

You have such a great attitude, and I'm sure you changed someone's day for the better when they witnessed you! Love your MCC episode. You are such an inspiration!

Mandee said...

You have such a great attitude, and I'm sure you changed someone's day for the better when they witnessed you! Love your MCC episode. You are such an inspiration!

Charlotte Blakeney said...

I agree with you ,Teresa. It's stuff. Hopefully the gentleman will turn your bag in or Delta will find it ! Attitude makes all the difference! We are blessed to have family and friends who love us. I hope I have the strength and positive attitude as I face my challenge with my granddaughter in July. Her baby has spina bifida. It's going to be a long road. If I win this I will share this with Alysha to create an album for Barrett!

Love, Chloe said...

That's one of the great things that o admire so much about you. You always stay so positive no matter what happens! Very inspirational! I am one of your greatest fans! Absolutely love your new collaboration with WRMzk.

Melynda

Cindy Roman-Daversa said...

I am in awe of your energy, your attitude and your ability to make us all smile for you! You are a blessing for sure! Things can be replaced, although I might have cried at the loss of my camera! You always chose happy. Thanks for the inspiration!

Wendy Alas said...

You are blessed with grace... I watched you on my Craft Channel just now and I love the way you approach life. I'm in Tears as I write this. Thank you for showing us such a personal side of you and makes everything you do so much more genuine.

MarcMeka said...

Great attitude! I came close to having a bag lost but it was recovered. It was on another flight. Hug!

Lameka

IslandV said...

Oh WOW! What an adventure! So sorry you lost your things but what a positive outlook! Hope that guy wants his bag as much as you want yours and he finds/contacts you.! Hugs!

Mrs W said...

Watching your episode today just gave me one more reason to love your products. You are truly an inspiration to me. I lost my Mom in 2012 and have wanted to document everything I can find about her life. Just missing her is not enough for me.
I work full time so this is a perfect system for me. I have 3 of the sets and will get the others soon.
Thanks you for your inspiration. Always trust in the Lord and yourself. Thank you!!!!

Meesh said...

Thank you so much for your episode this morning! You're so kind and have such a passion for documenting life as it is and that's truly inspiring. I always look forward to Monday mornings so I can watch your latest show. Thanks for creating these beautiful and practical products that help to document life!! You're awesome! God bless you!!

Karen/Fan of Creative Cards and Crafts said...

Thank you for the awesome weekend!!!! (I was the gal who took my pic with you to text to my daughter in college.) Your post today is just spot-on the way people have come to love you! Yes, you have awesome craft projects/ideas but your heartfelt presentations are simply the best. Thanks again and thank you for the baggage tips.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much. I love this way of documenting life. I lost my mom last week and with the funeral in a few days I am looking at all the albums with the wonderful memories I have of her life. So important to document those memories so we will have roses in December.

Anonymous said...

Just watched your video and was touched and inspired, You also gave me a wonderful idea. I volunteer for an organization that provides housing for homeless families with children. So the comment its just stuff rings true. These are families that have been living in their cars. I have tons of scrapbooking items and I also love photography, I am going to make albums to give each new family when they move into the shelter to start documenting their new start. Starting with a family photo. By the way if I win I will be donating it to the auction that I chair each year for the MFH fundraiser.
Susie

Anonymous said...

Teresa,
thank you for your Loving nature!
You give everyone the feeling of being welcome.
We look forward to your video at My craft channel.
Greetings from Germany,
Michaela + Andrea

Miriam Prantner said...

That is CRAZY!!!! So sorry about the camera, but you have such a good attitude about it! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

Stacy Cancelarich said...

Watched the video....tears of course. Thanks for sharing and the chance.

Unknown said...

Teresa, Have faith. They will find your bag. My husband was traveling and I got a phone call late that night. It was a gentleman that said he had my husband's bag and thought maybe that my husband had his. Both bags had been delayed in flight (LOL) and they sent Barry's to him and his to Barry. Luckily, Barry had a tag on it with his phone number so the gentleman was kind enough to call me. I then called Barry and told him about the mix up so when he went to the airport to pick up the one they had called him and told him was his that had just made it in, he already knew about the mixup. Long story short, both men got their luggage back.

Amy C. said...

What a beautiful and thoughtful keepsake! Thanks for the chance to win some goodies!

NamaMcB said...

I LOE LOVE LOVE your creativity!! You are a real inspiration to me. Please pick me!

laura D said...

oh so sorry about your bag...hope it shows up.

Lisa W said...

how exciting, i would love to win this, you are amazing Teresa!!

Kailash said...

Thanks for sharing, I suppose it can happen to any one of us. I love your attitude about your "lost" bag. Thanks for a chance to win an amazing prize!!

Tina Mayo said...

wow...you have had a great weekend... was the print they made you in that bag..I sure hope not.. you are truly a beautiful person inside and out!!! Hope you do get your stuff back tho!!

ScrappinLita said...

Your attitude most certainly surprised that employee. I'm sure he has shared the story of the really nice lady who lost her bag. Thanks for the chance to win some amazing product.

cghundley said...

So glad you classes went well
and you had a great time! You're
out look about your bag is wonderful
and I will strive to remember it if this
happens to me. I'd love to win one
of your albums, love all you products.
Carla from Utah

Wendy said...

What sweet gifts your fans gave you on this trip! So sorry about the loss of your bag, but LOVE your great attitude! Also LOVE your products and would be thrilled to win some!

dgstamper said...

We had such a fabulous week-end, I am so sorry that it had to end with lost luggage. Maybe all the bling might help get it back. I hopeully would act as nicely as you did with the poor, unlucky, lost luggage man, it is in way his fault. We have learned that the only important none replaceable items in life is life itself. Keep up the positive atitude, it will help get you through anohter day. Hugs, Judy

Karen Ruiz said...

I do hope you recover your bag. My mom travels for business all the time. I love the suggestions and even the ribbons would help her!! Also, on a positive note, she has lost many a bag and all have been returned (except one)!!! Good luck. Great attitude!!!! Great giveaway!!!!

Noel Holly said...

You are an amazing and creative person!! I am at a time of financial challenges and am in TCW ( Teresa Collins Withdrawal ) So it would be fabulous to win one of you albums!!!!
Noël from Southern California

MomCleo said...

looks like you had a really great trip until you lost the bag. so sorry you had to go through that. but how great that you can deal with it in such a positive way. I would love to win one of your really cool new albums!

Marcy said...

You probably made the man at Delta wishing more people had your attitude. Thank you for the chance to win.

Rhandi D said...

These pocket cards are just great. Thanks for the opportunity to win a set of them.
Thanks, too, for sharing your talents with all of us. You are a very special, kind lady.

Griselda said...

You are beautiful inside and out! Thank you for helping us put things in perspective! !

Tona said...

I am so sorry about the lose of your bag. I hope that someone with a heart as big as yours, returns it. I'm sure that the man at the lost baggage claim is still talking about the nice lady that had her bag mislabeled.

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

You are absolutely right! You have your beloved husband and it is so sad to loose that bag but it really isn't as important. So glad it made an impression on the man at Delta. You have a great attitude! Love all the stories from your travels and really hoping they find it anyway! You found someone else's suitcase and turned it in so maybe it will happen like that too. God bless!

Elizabeth Aguilar said...

Bless you for being so real! Your video has inspired me to finish scrapbooking those pictures sitting in bins! I am praying for your husband and your family during this trial.

Dria said...

Of course I would love to win! BUT more than that I hope you get your bag back..sure stuff is stuff but it is your stuff :)
We had a heck of an incident one time fling to Walt Disney World..Continental Airlines.... the dropped..really dropped..probably all the way from the cargo hold to the tarmac..my sons power wheelchair. I give you credit..I know I wasn't smiling, They were so cavalier about it.."no worries-- we will rent you a chair and get this repaired. then they sent a technician over and realized the chair was all specially made;;; no easy rental, no easy repair. UGH.
I hope you have lots more happy air miles!

Dondi Murdock said...

We have only had one missing bag before. It was found and delivered home after the trip--delivered home one night at 2:00 AM! Stuff is only stuff. You are so right. People are irreplaceable. Thanks for the inspiration. Blessings to you! I'm still praying for Ty and you.

PamSpradlin said...

Teresa...you are the sweetest person I think that I know. I bet you made that one clerk at Delta's day, week and month with your attitude. I bet your smile knocked his socks off! And then you come home and still have time for a giveaway. Thank you for all your inspiration.

Judy Webb said...

Delta is so fortunate to have you as local customer. Laughing at surprise when man finally realizes he has ribbon on his suitcase and contents he cannot describe.

CathyinMN said...

Teresa, so sorry this happened to you. Wow! What a wonderful attitude you have about it! I'm sure that young man is wondering why you were so calm and accepting of the situation. I do hope you get your own suitcase and belongings back. We can pray and believe.

simplybren said...

LOVE the fingerprint tree. What am amazing gift for an amazing woman. Thank you so much for sharing your life with us! You have blessed so many!

Manhattan Mandie said...

I'm sure everyone has a good "airline" story to tell. What's awesome is your reaction! It's really refreshing to hear! Thanks for sharing and thanks for your fun products!

Debbie and Karrin, scrappin sisters said...

This is why we all are amazed and admire you. Thank you for the reminder.

sherry anderson said...

Wow! Awesome attitude Teresa. You are a rare soul indeed!

RJPG said...

You are such an inspiration to a lot of people! You outlook and enthusiasm for live truly inspire me!!

Dawn Pruitt said...

Great attitude and great projects! Thanks for some amazing inspiration!

Debra said...

I have followed you for so long now and you are always an inspiration. Would love a chance to win some of your products. Thanks for the opportunity and I hope your bag shows up.

Norma Pechir-Holland said...

In the past I used to travel a lot, and most of the problems with my luggage were with Delta, but with the years you learned that things are just that, things, and the good thing is that you are safe and at home, Hopefully the person who received your bag can returned it to you. (Sometimes they returned them and the workers in the airline company don't want to have extra job and don't returned it unless the client call often for news) In the other hand, just imagine if the person is a crafter and see that is your bag! I will go and give it to you personally to have the pleasure to meet you =) Good luck!

tonya said...

You handled that lost luggage situation much better than I would have...I hope someone returns it to you! Better that you return safe than your luggage returns safe without you :)

Carol Potter said...

Thank you for being an awesome role model. You are such an inspiration! I hope that given the same set of circumstances that I could and, would be as gracious as you. I do hope that your bag is found and returned.

antenucci said...

I would love to win your cards and albums, all of your products are amazing. The tree gift is such an amazing and gorgeous idea! Congrats on having an amazing outlook and response on all of life :)

It's Owl Good Stuff said...

Love Love Love the video....I watch you every week and then sometimes two and three times AGAIN! I love your ideas and style. I have been a silver/platinum girl FOREVER, but you helped me see that GOLD is fabulous.
Wow...God has blessed your heart and that you see things and put your faith into action...what an attitude about your lost bag. It's miserable! Been there!
I think they will find it!

It's Owl Good Stuff said...

Question...could you have Delta contact the skycap or IT folks...there has to be a record of who and what order she checked in people/luggage at that particular time/date in the sky priority line. I'm thinking that guy got your luggage....if you could just get a name and number to call him???

Mattie Saturley said...

What a wonderful way to look at things....we need more of your grace and attitude in the world. I do hope you find your bag.

Karenrhae said...

Your outlook on everything reminds us all to look to the eternal things in life. People are so much more important than things!

Loretta Davidson said...

I loved your story and pictures of the class you taught. You are such a forgiving lady for your lost luggage.
I am keeping scrapbooks for four of my great-grandchildren and could make good use of the album and other goodies.

Tatiana Rialto-Rossi said...

Teresa, I love how you share from your heart always! You are such a beautiful and inspiring woman!! I love your fabulous products, thank you for everything you do!!

ownscrap said...

I've never lost a bag before but if I do will be sure to keep this experience

Piroska Czakó-Radványi said...

Thanks for the chance to win :-)
I wish you get your luggage back. Your photos should be a big lost, or you had them saved to an other device?

Debbie said...

You are truly a wonderful person, deep from the heart. it is amazing most people would have yelled at him as if he personally lost your bag. I hope that you do get your bag back as good things should happen to good people
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Amber Starr said...

Teresa, your My Craft Channel video was so beautiful. I cried along with you, as you really hit home for me the importance of just taking the photo!

Scrappin with the bug said...

I"ve said it once I"ll say it again. YOU HAVE A HEART OF GOLD. You truly are an awesome person and probably made the guys day by not getting upset. While I hope you do get your bags returned!!! I love your video and also love the partnership you now have w/ WE R. I love the pocket pages and all the fun ideas, tips, and tricks you have.

sunni kym said...

What a beautiful attitude you have Teresa! I wish more people would take your example, you are a true ray of sunshine in the world.

Chantel Walker said...

I am totally amazed how beautifully you handled the situation with your luggage. I can truly see God looking down and smiling at you. He allows situations to happen to us to see how we handle it....it help build character in us. And again I say BEAUTIFUL job! (But at same time, I have sorry fot it happened) I am a newbie follower of yours, but I have to admit I love your work and the committment you have to your art. It's so awesome to see. I also appreciate your heart, a sincere heart that shows through it all your work. It's why I love scrapbooking so much. We have a common passion....preserving memories that will last a lifetime and being able to share those memories with others. Be blessed and continue to do what you do! I know I will. Love your products too!

Jen Skinner said...

Teresa- you are an amazing inspiration. I have been following you for years and I feel so blessed to have you "in my life". You make everyone look at things differently. I cried when I read the picture keepsake info above. Then I got it together and scrolled down only to find you beaming holding your keepsake again. How precious! I had the honor of meeting you and Ty on a Scrapbook cruise with Jim West in 2011. I have never forgotten either of you and how perfect of a couple you are! Many positive thoughts and prayers have been going out to your family! Xo

Jean said...

You are the epitome of grace. If only we all acted in such a manner! Thanks for the tip and will cehck more carefully next time we fly!

Lorrie from ClipperStreetBC said...

I think the lesson here is to not ever put anything that is important and irreplaceable in your luggage because after all it is only stuff... and with some of the airlines, the luggage gets thrown around pretty violently so I always have my fingers crossed at my destination that everything is intact and that I get it but...it all can be replaced. :)

J.Hopkins said...

You are a delight to watch and your honesty is inspiration in itself. Thank you for taking us on this journey with you!

traci said...

Your way of looking at things definitely fills me with hope that others will also realize that material items, although precious to us all, are merely material and not as important as our beloveds. Praying your bag WILL turn up!!

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Sue Hudek said...

As someone who has lost luggage, I totally agree with you!

CrizzyJ said...

Wow, it happens all the time? That's terrible! I hope they find and return it to you.

Paula said...

I have a good feeling... They will find your bag!! Like you said it is only stuff... Thanks for sharing with others hopefully me... LOL

Beatrice Lawson said...

Oh Teresa... you are one of the few people in the world who would not go crazy over losing it. (I know I would be panicking at this point...) Hope they do find it and thank you for sharing a travel lesson with us.

scrappynana said...

You are a great example for all of us, Teresa. You deserve a blessed life. I hope the person who got your bag is as generous as you and they return it asap. And thank you for the opportunity to win your great products.

Michelle Woolwine said...

Teresa.....what a touching segment. I know it must be upsetting to lose your luggage. But....as a fellow Christian I can't help but think maybe the Lord was giving you an unexpected and unplanned opportunity to share what was on your heart. Your story is so beautiful and inspiring. Your products and layouts are exquisite. Thank you for sharing your memories.

Kaatje said...

love your way of storytelling even for me not an english speaken person can enjoy them

Anonymous said...

You probably made his day by not screeching at him! And hopefully your bag will be returned to you asap. Love your attitude.

Faye's Crafti Corner said...

I love all the new lines but most of all I love your spirit and outlook. This past week has been so hard because my little sister is having some major health issues and we don't know what is wrong. After 2 days in the hospital and many tests we are no where. Since she can't verbally tell us we are stuck. Your show today reminded me how fragile life is and yes we have to cease the moments. I don't know where our journey is going at this point, I just know that we are a family and we will get through it together. Somehow God will see us through, just as He is watching over your precious family. Right now, Jodi and I watched your special segment together, now we are going though pictures that I will be using this weekend for my album, she loves seeing pics of her and everyone. Sorry I went so long, thank you for all you do and for your friendship.

Karenladd said...

Oh no Teresa...how ironic that you did everything right and still, it was mislabeled and then lost. Hopefully, if it was labeled with someone else's name, they will step up and turn it in. But you are so right..it's only stuff and can be replaced. I once lost a bag on a cruise and couldn't believe that no one ever turned it in because all it had inside was dirty clothing...and not even nice clothing! The only thing that we really missed was my daughter's stuffed bunny, which I put in there last minute. It was a handmade bunny so of course she was heartbroken, but as you say, it's only stuff. Hugs to you and thanks for the reminder of what is really precious in life.

Theresa said...

I am sure the Delta guy couldn't believe his good luck when you didn't rant and rave about it. Good for you. Just glad you didn't "lose" your scrapbooks!!! It was great this weekend! It was fun creating and visiting....I will be there in February, 2015!!!!

JPScraps said...

I loved your video! I was diagnosed with Graves' disease after my dd was born. As a result I have lots of blurry photos of her but I'm scrapping them. They are still important! So thank you for what you said in the video.

Deonna said...

Teresa, I know that your video was not what you planned but to me it was better. If more people looked at life this way our lives would be better!
hugs
Deonna

FunFunFun said...

Oh my goodness Teresa, how could anyone not be inspired by your video on The Craft Channel. I cried right along with you. You are an amazing and talented woman! Thank you for all you do for us! May God bless you and your family!

tndj said...

Has happened to us a couple of time and we eventually did get our luggage. Had to go
buy clothes though as those were in the luggage. We survived.

Arielle Berceau said...

Teresa, in this day and age when authenticity is so lacking, it was so beautiful to see you share from your heart on your My Craft Channel video. I was so moved to really start to photograph and document my family, I want these memories in albums!! Hopefully your bag will turn up, sending love and blessings to you and your wonderful family!

Katy Farol said...

I would love to enter this giveaway, please!

Heidi Stenander said...

I hope you get your stuff back! I would be very happy to win any of your beautiful products! thanks!

Susan said...

Sorry to hear this. I hope you get your stuff back! Thank you for the chance to win!

Kaneka Chhim said...

Thanks for sharing your tips and what happened with your luggage. I hope they find it. and thanks for the chance to win.

Memories by Manda said...

Life isn't about what happens but how we react to it. I think our faith in God gives us a different way of looking at things. I am traveling to Italy on Friday so I will make sure I see them add my bag label to my bag at each and every stop! Thanks for the tip - sorry it is at your own expense!

Heather Honeycutt said...

What a beautiful story, your positive attitude is remarkable. I love your video, and how you were moved to tears. It really inspired me to want to have my camera with me at all times.

Jennifer said...

Love your products and your blog.

Heather Sweet said...

Teresa, I was at one of the workshops this past weekend at Creative Cards and Crafts. You are so inspirational and really helped me remember why I started scrapbooking in the first place. It's all about getting MY memories written down. It's about writing MY story. And that's it. (Of course, it's doesn't hurt to have some beautiful product to help tell those stories!) Because of your story, your inspiration, and your passion for memory keeping, you have made me a loyal customer and follower. Thank you. Also, sorry about your lost bag. That is absolutely a bummer. You are right though, it's how you choose to act in certain situations that make you an amazing person. Thanks so much!

rlang221 said...

Teresa, I was in your class and it you are such a joy and very inspiring. I'm so sorry to hear about what happened to you suitcase. Hopefully the male who ends up with your suitcase will do the same thing you did and turn it in. You are much more gracious then I would be.
Lura

Tami Floyd said...

You are such an amazing person with the best outlook on life! I truly hope that with all the good you put out in the world that your bag will be returned to you. ;)
Thank you so much for the chance to win some of your new WRMK cards and an album!! Love them!

Sue D said...

I enjoyed reading of your trip and your time at the airport--you are right--it is only stuff.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Laura Payne said...

I feel your pain losing your suitcase full of "stuff!" Surely whoever has it will find your name on something and realize it's not just random items! I loved you MCC segment. It was truly heartfelt and it showed. Love you and your family!

Suzieuzi said...

Thanks for sharing the story. Too many times people put importance in material objects instead of what really counts.

StampNK said...

So sorry that you lost your luggage, but Love your prospective on this! Thank goodness, you didn't have anything that was irreplaceable in there, right?! Thank you for sharing the photos from the classes...and for being so authentic!

debbie said...

You are such an inspiration :) I love your stories, and your collections. Thanks for sharing yourself with us.

Judy, Burnsville MN said...

Great Attitude! Love your work!

Colleen Carlson said...

I only started following you very recently, reading this post makes me feel blessed to have found you. YOu are inspirational in your attitude toward life. Thanks :)

Anonymous said...

Wish I had been able to be in the classes. I love all your stuff. Sure hope Delta finds your bag

Ruth G said...

I know you work very hard sharing about your passions and I appreciate that you are a real person who has passions about the things that I have passions about - telling the stories of our lives! Thanks for all you do!

Mylissa Stout said...

This is just ONE...of the reasons I LoVe YOU!.....

brenlubrant said...

I read your blog very closely today, and I have come to the conclusion that you spent your whole week putting a lot of smiles on everyone's faces. It takes a special person to be able to do this.

Kelly O said...

Oh Teresa, love how you share from the heart... what a wonderful group you had this weekend... you find joy and fun in every class... loved your gifts!! Hope your bag shows up...

Kerri V said...

you are such an inspiration and love following your blog and facebook...thank you for all you do!

Holly Brawley said...

Am always inspired by your positive outlook, sincere appreciation for your blessings, and your creative spirit!

Gail said...

You are RIGHT and you handled the situation admirably!
I once had a 2 night sleepover, cause the weather was horrible, and I missed a connecting flight.
The nice airline girl was doing all she could to keep about 38 of us happy.
I was all right with it, it wasn't her fault, I got extra coupons, shuttle bus tickets, and a really nice room!
You rock!

stacie d said...

Love your attitude and love this giveaway! You are the best!

caj said...

Just finished watching your MCC show and I cried right along with you. I love how you tell your story and how you encourage us to do the same. I have all of your We R Memories collections/albums and can't wait to get started...thanks for the inspiration. My fingers are crossed that you get your bag returned.

Natalie Murphy said...

Greetings from Tennessee - inspirational is what you are - it's all about the attitude. You are my favorite. Hope to win.

Gloria L said...

Aren't you glad that this hasn't happened all the time to YOU! My mercy! I've had luggage lost going overseas before. It is certainly a weird feeling to think that someone else has your stuff. Hope it's their size! Good post today. Thanks for the chance to win some yummy TC product.

Leann Sawatzky said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Teresa Collins designs!! An airline lost one of my bags once & I got it back in about a week. More interesting I think is when I went to Greece about 30 years ago. Two pairs of black pants were stolen out of my suitcase! The travel company had warned us that black pants were a hot commodity in Greece & were often stolen by the customs agents, but I didn't believe them until I couldn't find mine!!

Shawninaz said...

Great post, thanks so much for sharing with us!

Letty said...

Wow - an amazing attitude towards an event most consider a ' really bad day'. It's a pity that being happy is a dying trait these days! I love my life too and try my best to keep a happy face on!
Thanks for the opportunity to win a prize - and turn the smile into a beam :D

Kelly Jean said...

Teresa, I was also in your class, on Friday. First of all, I am so sorry to hear about your luggage going missing but I am once again so inspired by the way you choose to handle things. When my hard drive crashed on my laptop, I was devastated and cried and cried. I had lost so many photos and memories, but after I was done crying, I just moved on, learned my lesson, and created new memories.

I loved watching your My Craft Channel video! It reminded me so much of you talking to us on Friday at the class. This I will never forget. It inspired me so much and taught me that ME documenting MY memories is just what I need to be doing. Thank you for taking the time to travel and inspire others and thank you even more to your family for their willingness to give you up for a little while so you can affect other's lives as much as you do theirs.

I hope your luggage returns to you. I'll say a prayer. Xoxox

Anne Schlack said...

So, I cried along with you on your show today. Very moving. We had devastating and deadly tornadoes which moved through Arkansas last night. News coverage has been pretty much non-stop. When asked by reporters what the survivors are looking for in what was their home, most replied pictures. "We are just trying to find pictures. Everything else can be replaced". Document and Share! On a happy note, see ya in July! You are awesome!

Joy said...

You made me cry today, as I watch the show you made me remember all the times that I would get upset over things that do not matter, you are so right it is just things that do not matter. Family matters, friends matter, Faith matters everything else is just things that don't matter. Thank you so much

Dorina D said...

Love that you surprised the airline with your attitude about the luggage being lost. Traveling means going with the flow and being able to adapt to change. With all that you have going on in your life, a positive attitude is the best way to live. Thanks for sharing and for the inspiration for life and for scrapbooking.

Dee Fisher said...

Loved your show today, I saw your heart and cried along with you. You are so right that the things most important are our loved ones and recording the events of our life. Hope your bag shows up but if it doesn't it is just stuff. Love your faith and how it sustains you. Your are an inspiration to all of us as we have seen you and your family walk with grace through a very trying time this year.

Gina said...

I love your new products, and I told you on FB how your Craft Channel made me feel. The baggage story...what a mess. I paid to ship a big box home with me on the airplane after visiting a friend and shopping til we dropped. It was filled with new stuff. When I got to my destination I waited for my box to come down and nothing. I made sure to tape it really well and tie it with rope. So all the travelers got their bags and left and there stood I. Finally I inquire about my box and they tell me that boxes are placed two turn styles down. (who would have known sheesh) I go there and there sits my box.....no one watching it and it was torn open to shreds.....most of what I got was gone.....and like you I figured I could cry or just let it go. I can't say I didn't think about all the things lost but it would have hurt me more to hold on to the anger. Thanks for the chance ♥ you

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Amy Davis King said...

Thanks for the chance to win some of your terrific products, and for your story about travel and a positive attitude. My family just returned from two weeks in Ireland. None of our bags were lost, and we returned with lots of of souvenirs and wonderful memories, but best of all,we returned together and safe!

Wilma said...

Loved your inspiring video at My Craft Channel. Thanks fot the chance to win this product so I can tell my story.
Greetings from The Netherlands

Terri Burson said...

In case you read this, hugs and prayers to you and your sweet family. Yes, it's all about keeping things in perspective....enjoy reading about your travels and using your products in my lil crafty corner of the world.
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Diane Loughrey said...

If everyone was as positive as you....what a beautiful world we would all share. I also look at things like you do. My parents sold their house and my mom is not the same saying she will never enjoy the cleaner, nicer house they have now. I keep telling her memories are in your heart and they will.always be there......a house is just a materialistic thing. I scrap to keep my memories close to my heart and where God puts me in this world is where I am meant to be.....if only my mom could think like this.

Sheri Landon said...

YOU so inspire me. There are trials in my life that are so raw that I feel that I can't put them down on paper. I hope I will be able to get past that and journal more. I know our stories will be important to our family. I just watched your video on my craft channel. Thank you so much.

Amy said...

I'm so sorry you lost your bag. I really hope the gentleman who got yours IS a gentleman and returns it. You are right it is only stuff. There are so many things in life we can't control and our reaction to that is what's important. I have chosen to try and eliminate as much daily negativity in my life as I possibly can. Some days are more successful than others, but at least I am trying and I find it easier and easier and often surprise myself with my own "just go with it" reactions. You have to just laugh and move on...life is too short! (BTW, my boss is a Delta Diamond Medallion member...she just loves them too!)

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing your experience -- and having such a good attitude. Thanks for the giveaway!
Jan B.

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