Tuesday, April 12, 2011


I've so been neglecting my poor blog.  Well thankfully I have been inspired to create I just need to get back to making posting photos a priority again & making it a habit.

I love Teresa Collins and her paper lines.  Not only are they beautiful & very well thought out design wise but they are also really economical.  I have said it before but I love how she gives us an entire sheet of jouranling spots that can be cut out for just the price of a piece of patterned paper.  I've noticed that a lot of companies are also doing this (Cosmo Cricket, Echo Park, & Fancy Pants to name a few).  The diecut punch out sheet of different elements and folders adds so much pipizazz to any page or mini album - these too are very budget friendly. 

Susan at Emi Scrapbooking always carries all the Teresa Collins lines... Look at the TC section of the store!

Even a tree decorated with Teresa Collins embellishments!

Teresa Collins lines also make super fast mini albums that are loaded with style and interactive elements.  I'm not a fast creator so I shocked even myself with creating this sports mini album & kitting 6 in a day.  That's a record for me!  This kit using Sports II is for sale on the EMI Scrapbooking Store Etsy site here

I like a chunky mini with lots of stuff sticking out the sides & top

Here are a few of the 12 chipboard pages (not including the insert cards)

I challenged myself to use Teresa's "On the Edge " boy line in a non-masculine way for a store sample.  I often hear that "I like that line but only have girls...." so I wanted to show the versalitility.  The colors of this paper matched our sofa that Maddy was sitting on.  Adding some decorative border punches, bling & a bit of toille gives a feminine touch.

One last Teresa Collins line project was a banner I made for our fireplace this Christmas that is now on display at EMI. 

Another mini album that has been re-kitted since it sold out is made with Pink Paislee Old School line (love the distressed vintage theme & colors of this one.

This is the way that our kits are packaged.  Everything is precut & packaged individually by page complete with color photos for ease of assembly.

Here's a couple of the pages in the album.
(I love that pocket stamp by Unity Stamps)

Making Memories Jet'adore was a big seller & is a beautiful Valentine's line.  Here's a huge album made with Teresa Collins for Zutter 9x9 fiber board cover.  Lots of pockets, fabric, tags, & pages for your photos and journaling about your honey.  The cover even has a porcelain knob!  It's for sale here.

Several of the pages

Finally one of my favorite mini album kits I made.... using Graphic 45 "Once Upon a Time" line.  I love the beautiful soft colors & fairy tale theme (Peter Rabbit is one of my favorite books - I'd love to travel to England to see Beatrix Potter's home site).  Did you see the movie "Miss Potter" - I just loved it!

I die cut hinges & painted them to look like old metal.  The "door" opens to reveal titlework.

You can see all the pretty colors & elements

Lots of spots for photos & journaling.  Unexpected tags hanging from rings.

Well I guess I've shared enough.  I will be dropping off a couple sample pages & 4 new mini album kits (using lines from My Mind's Eye, Webster's Pages & Jenni Bowlin) at EMI tomorrow so I'll share the photos in a day or two.  These are some of my favorites so far packed with lots of fabric in addition to the beautiful papers.  I hope you will like them as much as I do.  Susan will be putting them up for sale soon.  Can't wait to pick up all the new goodies that have come in (Pink Paislee, Girl's Paperie, Melody Ross, Cosmo Cricket, Fancy Pants & Teresa Collins).  I'm still working on mini kits using Studio Calico Elementary & Basic Grey Wanderer.Wonder what new lines she will give me to create kits with next?  I can't wait.

Here's a sneak peek of "My Boy" mini album made using My Mind's Eye Stella Rose.  I adore the colors & can't wait to use more of it for my grown "boys".  This one has a spine made by accordian folding a sheet of cardstock.  Something different - I liked the way it turned out

Hope you have a great Wednesday & remember to do something creative....


KristynG said...

Suz, these kits are awesome!! Can't wait to see the others :)

KateB said...

WOW-I'm in love with it all!!!! and am promising myself that TODAY is the day I get back in my studio to create some goodies! It's been a wild & crazy week full of needy people and I need to destress by scrapping! I'm inspired to do a mini book today actually...thanks!

Cindy S said...

Beautiful stuff as always, Suz. Hope you are doing well. I am working on LOAD this month with Lain and will have to pull out the few Teresa Collins things I have. Thanks for the reminder and for the inspiration. Thinking about you, CindyS

Sandy Ang said...

all i can say is wow !