Thursday, February 11, 2016

NEW Silhouette Designs + Contest Winner!

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Today I'm so excited to share my NEW Silhouette cut files just in time for Valentines Day!  There are NINE new designs to choose from for your cards, layouts, or home decor! 

How cute is this banner?  You can make it any size to accent a layout or create a banner for decoration!  

Shown here are the LOVE Journaling Card and HEART Journaling card cut in white cardstock.  BE MINE and IN LOVE are cut from my Project Pink paper!  


Congratulations to the winner of my Silhouette Celebration contest Lauren Hender!  Lauren shared her beautiful layout using the "25" cut file with pieces of Winter Paperie, as well as the free Printables from December!  Lauren will receive a gift card to the Silhouette shop as well as TC goodies!  



Share your work with me by tagging your photos on Instagram #teresacollinsdesigns!  I always love seeing what you create with my products and designs! More importantly, I love reading others life stories.  



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HOBBY LOBBY INSTAGRAM TAKEOVER!!!!!!!


Seriously such a honor to do the Hobby Lobby Instagram take over yesterday. I want to thank EVERYONE for being so kind in comments. It went amazing and I am just simply in AWE. 

On a personal note- Zach got the HONORS scholarship from University of Utah. He is still deciding where he wants to go to college after he returns home from his mission. He is working on his mission paper work right now. Zach has no idea where they will feel inspired to send him to serve for two years.

Seth gets home from his mission on APRIL 1st. EXCITED.
CAN'T WAIT.
So can't wait to hug him.

Today I am headed to St. George Utah to see my son play baseball. This is his last season in high school. I don't want to miss this special time. I loved that Brian arranged for me to go down today so I do not miss one of the games. He has work and then will head down with his kids late on Friday. This guy just loves me and my kids so much. This melts my heart!!!!!


Cooper has his first ear infection. Zach and I were trying to help me smile a little. I love how much my girls visit me. It means so much to me.


Beckett got the helmet yesterday for his head. He has a flat section on the backside of his skull. I adore this little boy. He wears it 24/7 with a one hour break once a day.


Tyler is now working at Super Sonic car wash. He loves cars and earning money so this is a win/win. He is still very busy with Cheer, upcoming Nationals in Anaheim, and Prom next week. 


I thought it was so clever how his girlfriend answered him to PROM. She is IN!!!!!!!


I have so missed blogging more. I am just felt so stretched with trying to juggle so many wonderful things in life. However, I am going to do much better. This was SUPERBOWL (last Sunday). Capri just was my favorite photo of the day. I loved the kids here. Brian's brother (Matt & Mandy's family) joined us too. We laughed so hard. I love family so much. I love that we have just GROWN to expand with our love and family. LIFE is just amazing. I am counting my blessing every single day.




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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Keeping BUSY- DEBUTING in HALLMARK STORES

I am very excited. I have been so busy lately that I have been trying to play catch up. Last week, I flew to LA for the day for meetings and to plan upcoming products going into Hobby Lobby that I have designed. It is so exciting to see my passion and ideas for designing evolve. I have in many ways simplified my life and home. Well, don't look at the kits going to Australia in my living room right now!!!!!!  ha.... Gentry has been doing the Australia kits for me and I am so very thankful for this. I have had  to step back and see what I could and wanted to do. It's been just what I needed to do to feel more inspired and more in balance. I want to blog more. I know I will get back to my regular routine again. 



More than anything. I am doing MORE to just feel and have PEACE in my everyday life. It really begins with me. It begins with each of us. It is how we choose to look at things. 



Oh Cooper.... this baby is full of SWEETNESS!!!!!!!

I spend time with the grand babies and my children every week. I know that my priorities and foundation is my family. The big benefit to owning your own company is that you can work when you want to. The negative is that in running your own business there is "no time off." It's 24/7 and so I have learned to STOP and take the time.  My girls will call me and I try to rework my schedule to be available. When I lost Tyler I realized how very unimportant "things" in life can be... that at times seem to be "so important." I watched Cooper a few times the past few days and I absolutely LOVE knowing that my girls know how much I want to do this. I loved knowing I could get him to sleep laying in my arms. This is WHAT MATTERS to me. 


Taylor has her hands full. I know she would be okay if I shared how hard it is to take care of two babies. Her husband works very long hours and there is times when she just needs help, someone to talk to and just someone to help hold the babies. I want to be there for her and for those babies. This time is hard but I tell her often how fast it will pass. I can't believe that Beckett and Capri are 5 months old now!!!!!


This guy has really been an inspiration to me. Yes, this darling guy. He really believes in me. He loves our children and REALLY loves the babies. I see how my boys see him as a dear friend. I guess this would be the word I would describe. Most men could not handle the tender situation he married into. Brian has been loving, kind and there is such a peace in our home. He loves to cook for us, and this is one of this love languages. My girls always ask what he is making and LOVE that he likes to cook for us. It's really just his kind and tender heart that often makes me cry for no reason. This is something very sacred and special to me. I just am so very grateful.  I adore him and I love him very much.



My son Zach has been working on his mission papers. PINCH me!!!! Just like Matt, Seth, and McKay- Zach wants to serve a mission for our church for two years. He is so excited. I have scaled back my entire Summer of travel so I can get him on his mission and spend time with him and the family. Seth is coming home from his mission on April 1st. He and I email every Monday. Today he let me know that he wants to go to his dad's grave as soon as he leaves the airport. THIS brought tears to my eyes. I know that Tyler is so proud of him and is so proud of our children. There is not a day that goes by that we don't talk about Tyler and know that he is watching over us. 

Whew... well, I want to share something exciting. I have my NEW TC magnet boards in several Hallmark Stores. These are the designs in the stores.



HEART with GOLD... swoon!!!!


All because two people fell in love....


INFINITY... LOVE



You can find my magnet boards RIGHT NOW in the following Hallmark locations. I'm excited. I would love it if you see them or purchase them if you would post a photo and share it with us. 

AMY'S HALLMARK SHOP #327
SOUTHLANDS SHOPPING CENTER
6150 SOUTH MAIN ST. STE. 101
AURORA, CO.  80016

AMY'S HALLMARK SHOP #288       
HANOVER SQUARE
7 HANOVER SQUARE
NEW YORK, NY.  10004

HALLMARK CREATIONS #104
DESERT RIDGE MARKETPLACE
21001 N TATUM BLVD
PHOENIX, AZ.  85050

AMY'S HALLMARK SHOP #865
BRIDGEPOINTE SC
2210 BRIDGEPOINTE PKWY
SAN MATEO, CA. 94404

AMY'S HALLMARK SHOP #369
ALLIANCE TOWN CENTER
3025 TEXAS SAGE TRAIL
FORT WORTH, TX.  76177

HALLMARK CREATIONS
PLEASANT VALLEY SC
7532 BROADVIEW RD
PARMA, OH.  44134

AMY'S HALLMARK SHOP #885
NORTHRIDGE PLAZA
15230 W. 119TH ST
OLATHE, KS.  66062

AMY'S HALLMARK SHOP #621
FISCHER MARKETPLACE
14929 FLORENCE TRL
APPLE VALLEY, MN.  55124  

AMY'S HALLMARK SHOP#494
ARBOR PLACE
6700 DOUGLAS BLVD #1100
DOUGLASSVILLE, GA. 30135

AMY'S HALLMARK SHOP #376
AVON COMMONS
35910 DETROIT ROAD
AVON, OH.  44011

These were photos from Hallmark Creations in Phoenix, AZ!
Love!!


 LARGE magnetic canvas art boards. I am telling you the GOLD is so beautiful!!!!!



*They come with gold TC magnets to hold your stuff.


This is seriously a DREAM come true. PLEASE if you could do ONE thing for YOURSELF.... follow YOUR heart. Follow your own dreams. Never stop and GO for it!!!! 

Believe in YOU....

Okay if you go to Hallmark PLEASE send me photos and I would LOVE to see these in person.  I am tempted to get on a plane and go see these cool magnet boards myself. 


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DIY PHOTO SHOOT with LOVE


Seriously can this be any cuter?  Two weeks ago, we had a photo shoot in my home. Actually this is my bedroom. We opened the curtains so we could have natural light. The girls wanted to do take photos of Capri, Beckett and Cooper.


It was hilarious to see all of us trying to get them to smile, stop crying, stop sliding, etc. Babies can be quite the challenge when they are so young. 



However, it's worth it to take the TIME. We can never go back and take these photos of them at 5 months old. Yes, Beckett is the big flirt in all the photos. *tip- all white background is great for baby photo shoots. Simple print the photo and place inside a card!!!



*CARD Materials- YOU ARE GOLD TC artwork available at Silhouette. TC wood Grain Embossing folder- Craftwell, TC tab die- Craftwell, and TC Project Pink papers,


You could add photos to a LOVE card for Valentines too!!!!!!!
*Teresa Collins LOVE Fiskars punch.


Here you simply place the photo on top of tag. Cooper was loving the photo shoot and this was my FAVORITE photo from the day.


I loved this one the most of Taylor holding her twins. This one is printed 13x19". This is the "gift" for Travis for Valentines. I don't know what I would do without this printer!!!!!You've seen me using the Canon PIXMA iP8720 Crafting Printer here on my blog, on TV and on My Craft Channel. It's my favorite crafting tool that I use daily. I love that I can print my 4"x6" photos all the way up to 13"x19". 



This is the   Canon SELPHY CP910 Compact Photo Printer in gold that was exclusively featured at Joann Fabric & Craft with Canon. This was my favorite photo of Cooper from our photo session. 

I used both of these printers to print from home. I hope I have inspired you to do a little photo shoot yourself and more importantly to PRINT them out and put them in a card or frame them. I promise it's worth it!


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