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Teresa Collins Sweet Afternoon

I am truly looking forward to school being out. Well. I say that now. We’ll see how I feel about it in a few weeks when the kids are bored and asking me every 30 seconds what they can do. But for now, I very much look forward to those sweet and lazy afternoons. Today’s Steal, the Sweet Afternoon collection by Teresa Collins, with it’s soft pastels, just screams of stress free times and barefoot walks in lush summer grass.

Today we are lucky enough to have extremely talented, guest blogger Lisa Dorsey here to show us just how sweet and relaxing today’s steal can be to preserve all of those warming memories.

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Wow, I was incredibly inspired by all of the gorgeous papers and embellishments in this kit.  The papers are so soft and pretty.  They are perfect for so many different projects.

The first project I completed was a layout about my parents. As soon as I saw the blue floral papers I knew I had to cut out all those beautiful flowers. They made the perfect border for my photos. To add to the vintage look of the photos I edited them in Pixl-o-matic.

Having two girls, we are all about pink in my house.  There are so many products in this kit that lend themselves perfectly to cards, especially pretty pink ones.  I used the 6×6 designer pad for this card along with the accessory sheets and brads.  I created the lace flower by stitching along the top edge with embroidery thread and then gathering it to make the flower.


Soft blues, yellows and pinks instantly remind me of babies. This card came together very quick and easy because of these great papers. Simply added a few lace punches to soften things up a bit.

The great thing about this kit is that there is so much to work with. I barely scraped the surface while creating this layout and two cards. I can guarantee that I will go back to these papers and embellishments time and time again.

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Lisa, thank you so much for being our guest blogger today! Your projects are perfection. If you haven’t already stopped by Lisa’s Blog be sure to swing by and say hi!

Hope you have an excellent weekend and I will be seeing you on Monday for a little more Monday Card Madness.

Wood Block Photo Holder with Teresa Collins Notations

Today I’m so excited to bring to you some pretty sweet crafty decor ideas from the ever-so-talented Brie Pinales. She has a stellar project to show using today’s steal, the Teresa Collins Notations collection. I’m now headed to the hardware store to pick up some wood to create this awesome project! Can you say perfect idea for Mother’s Day gifts?

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Hey everyone! I’m Brie Pinales and I’m beyond excited to be posting here for ScrapbookSteals.com! Especially since I get to use one of my most favorite lines from one of my most favorite people, “Notations” from Teresa Collins.

A little about me, I am one of the in house graphic designers for My Mind’s Eye, and I also do design work for Teresa Collins. (I’m pretty sure it was a coincidence I got the Teresa Collins kit, I promise!) Over on my blog, Classic Couture, I post about photography, crafts, design and decor. I also share my love of healthy living and training with tips, reviews, recipes and training guides and tools, and I throw in the random giveaway now and then. ;)

The project I created is a different take on a frame. I am addicted to frames! As a photographer, I love finding unique and different ways to display my photos. I put together a little how to for one of my favorite ways to do so, I hope you enjoy it!

Brie Pinales
Materials Needed:

  • Wood block (I bought a 10′ x 8′ x 2′ length of wood from Lowe’s and had them cut it in 11” lengths. I think it’s about $6 for the wood. Some locations charge 25¢ a cut, with the first two cuts free.)
  • Wood mini candlestick (I found a pack of 3 or 4 at Michaels for less than $2)
  • Wood bead (totally optional, but I like how it finished my little “finial”)
  • e6000 glue
  • Magnetic clip (Walmart sells them in packs of 4 for under $2)
  • Acrylic paint (spray paint works wonderfully as well!)
  • Foam brushes (if you’re not using spray paint.)
  • Mod Podge
  • Teresa Collins “Notations” Alphabet paper (NO2511)
  • 1” black ribbon

Brie Pinales

First you’ll use the e6000 and glue your wood pieces together. Once the glue is dry, if you’re spray painting, you can just spray the whole thing. I decided I wanted my finial a different color, so I painted it all before gluing the finial to my “base.”

The thing I love about the Alphabet Paper is that it’s all perforated so it’s super easy to get your letters, without having to cut them individually. Next, punch out your letters and arrange them how you want them on your base. Apply an even layer of Mod Podge to one side of the base, then apply your letters. You’ll definitely want to lay them out before you start Mod Podge-ing them to make sure you get the right fit to your board.

Once they are all applied, brush a thin layer of Mod Podge over the top to seal it all in.

Brie Pinales

Then I wrapped my ribbon around the base and glued it into place. (I think it would be fun just as a decor piece like this, too!)

Brie Pinales

Then glue the magnetic clip with the e6000. You can use it to clip pictures, a recipe in the kitchen, a to do list, etc. Whatever you want to use it for. On a side note, that picture is my daughter and I when she was one. I can’t believe that was 8 years ago! GAH!

Brie Pinales

Another way to make your photo holder is to glue a wood napkin ring to a base and then glue it to the wood board. The wood napkin ring and base I found at Hobby Lobby. The bases come in different shapes and are 50¢ each. You can also sand it, giving it that “shabby chic” aged feel.

The beauty of this project is you can make a bunch of them for under $20 and give for gifts! It’s super cheap, and easy, but looks like you spent hours and tons of money on it! (I’ll keep your secret, no worries.)

I hope you enjoyed that project! Enjoy your Notations paper from ScrapbookSteals and Teresa Collins!

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Wow. Wow. WOW! Thanks Brie. You have definitely inspired and have given me the itch to get off the page crafty. If you haven’t already, be sure to stop by Brie’s blog for all sorts of fantastic inspiration, ideas and inspiring posts. I mean it’s not everyone that is willing to give up a vehicle to better their lifestyle. Like I said. Inspiring. :)

Be sure to pop in tomorrow for another amazing blog hop and your chance to win a $20.00 ScrapbookSteals gift code.

Teresa Collins Fabrications | Mid Week Mojo

Amethyst – Layout 4

If Maria were singing the sounds of music, I think that rather than going for curtains to make a new outfit, she would make a mad dash for today’s steal, the Fabrications Collections by Teresa Collins. The Fabrications collections are filled with rich textures and designs that will bring to life not only your wardrobe but your scrapbook pages ranging from vintage memories of grandparents, to silly texts from your special someone. Note: I do not recommend machine washing the Fabrications collections, therefore sticking to paper crafting may be the desired result.

I found both of the Fabrications collections so enjoyable that I decided I would put both of them to use.

The first layout I created using the Linen collection. I absolutely adore getting texts from my husband. He keeps me entertained throughout the day and it’s always a toss up as to what kind of messages he will send. Sometimes they are funny, sometimes they make my heart melt. Whatever they are, they make me love him all the more, and I wanted to create a layout about the utter and complete randomness that often comes my way.

I love how the color palate of this collection wraps up in a little nutshell a layout about love!

Next, I used the Canvas collection to create a very special layout about a very special friend. This past January, I was honored to be asked to teach a class for We R Memory Keepers at the Winter CHA in Anaheim, CA. Not only was I thrilled to have a little time off of mommy duty (HOORAY!), but I was able to meet and spend some good time with a dear friend that I met as a result of my job at ScrapbookSteals, the ever so talented Brenda Smith.

The colors in the Canvas collection are a true representation of the happiness that I felt finally meeting in person someone that inspires me so greatly. And, of course, Teresa’s embellishments always add that perfect finishing touch.

So there you have it! If you’re creating anything ranging from vintage all the way to layouts about texting, or even a new wardrobe for the kidlets, the Teresa Collins Fabrications collections are versatile and incredibly unique. Now if I can just keep my 10-year-old out of the stash, since she thinks they would be perfect for wallpapering her doll house. But you know what? They really would be perfect!

And now it’s that exciting time to announce the winners of the Amethyst 3a and Amethyst 3b Mid Week Mojo creations.

Congrats go out to Mona Jarvis on being the random winner of the 3A sketch.

And a huge congrats to Venetia Holbrook on being the random winner of the 3B sketch.

Your layouts are both fantastic! If you will both please send an email to customerservice@stealnetwork.com, we will be happy to get your prize sent out to you.

If you would like to be eligible for this week’s random drawing, be sure to have your layout created and posted somewhere online, as well as linked to this blog posting by Monday, March  19th at 11:59 MST.

If you have any other questions regarding our Mid Week Mojo series, you can find all of the fantastic details here. Also, as we continue week to week, bookmark this page for your quick reference to Mid Week Mojo links.

Teresa Collins Spring Fling | Monday Card Madness #73

If you’re like me and are counting down the days until warmer weather, then today’s steal, the brand new CHA release, Spring Fling by Teresa Collins, might be just what the doctor ordered! Beautiful butterflies, poppies, gems and buttons are sure to make any paper crafting project a breath of fresh air.

As some of you know, we recently finished up another round of card swapping here at ScrapbookSteals. Not too long ago I was ooohing and ahhhing over a card that one of our crafty fans, Kelly Marks had posted on our Facebook fan page. Imagine my delight when that card showed up for the card swap!

I sheepishly have to admit. I kind of kept that card for myself, being as I loved it the moment I saw it and wanted to base this week’s card sketch off of the design.

I love the simplicity of the design and thought it worked perfectly with the patterns and embellishments in the Spring Fling collection.

Thanks so much Kelly for being our Monday Card Madness inspiration. :) I’ll do my best to not hoard the card and send it back out to brighten someone’s day!

I’m sure you know that It’s truly been an exciting weekend here at ScrapbookSteals and our fan page is on fire with inspiration from our online crop on Friday night. Be sure to stop by and take a peek at all of the amazing creations, and also be sure to have your February Monday Card Madness creations posted and linked to one of the Monday Card Madness blog postings by this upcoming Friday at 11:59 pm MST,  in order to be eligible for our monthly giveaway!

I’ll be seeing you tomorrow with another fantastic tutorial for How To’sday!

Teresa Collins Carolina Breeze | Monday Card Madness #72

I think my heart skipped a beat when I saw today’s steal, the Teresa Collins Carolina Breeze collection. In fact, I don’t think I’ve seen anything so perfectly classy in a very long time. The union of yellow and grey with the classical, chic feel of Teresa Collins, is bound to ensure some pretty fantastic paper crafting!

I also admit that my heart skipped another wee beat when I knew I would be able to use the 6×6 paper pad for creating today’s Monday Card Madness. There’s just something about a mini print that makes creating a card perfection. The sheets of stickers and die cuts also took the brain work out of the card making and added some perfect finishing touches.

I honestly can’t say enough good about the Carolina Breeze collection and I’m pretty excited to put it to use on a layout as well. I love the fact that any photo on the planet turned black and while will look stellar with this collection. I bet it would even make a photo of my son playing in the mud look pretty darn classy!

The Valentine cards that everyone shared last week were awesome! What a treat it is to get to see the creative minds of so many of you. If you haven’t already joined our Facebook community and would like to join in on the fun of sharing all sorts of inspiration with each other, we’d love to have you!

Let me also shout out a huge thank you to those of you that participated in the first card swap of the year. I’m still waiting on a few packages to arrive and once they do I will be sorting and shipping back out your cards. As always there is some pretty amazing talent rocking our midst.

Be sure to check in tomorrow for an awesome How To’sday tutorial by Charity Becker.

Have a super scrappy day!