OCT. 20-27th 2013- Caribbean Journey with Teresa Collins Cruise Royal Caribbean Cruise with Teresa Collins and EMI Scrapbooking
Sail Date- 20 October 2013
7 Nights Eastern Caribbean
To Book Your Room Contact Royal Caribbean International at the Following Number 1-800-465-3595
Group Number 5953562 (Give this to the Guest Service Agent)
Contact Susan @ EMI 770-888-2417
Today is my last day posting on this blog. Oh my... one of the hardest decisions to make. I feel like I am breaking up with typepad. I just have had issues with the design capability and also so MANY people had a hard time subscribing to this blog and commenting. It's been a problem for years.
My heart was torn... I have been blessed with a massive blog following and I was scared to do this move. What if no one finds me at my new blog? This blog is my baby. I share from the heart and feel like I am sharing with my friends. This blog is a huge part of me and sharing. I have tried to always share with honesty and be real. FEAR to change.... I know... FEAR is not good. So today I have COURAGE. I will be okay and I will follow my heart. I will be using and sharing my NEW BLOG later tonight.
So TODAY... it's FRIDAY!!!!!
I have three meetings and OKAY... maybe my dinner meeting with My Craft Channel is a little FUN time. I am meeting my friend Kristine for dinner and honestly this is the FIRST time in MONTHS that I am "making myself" go out. I know I need a little girl time and well Kristine and I can talk about MCC, MY SHOW and have a GREAT evening. I LOVE HER... yes, but feeling the guilt to not be home with Ty.
I have so many things going on and I feel so fortunate and blessed. I do think that often in life, it's HOW you look at things. In this trial right now... I choose to LOOK with HOPE and great FAITH that we have beat this cancer. I have been crying alot this past week. The reality is... we have testing coming up next month. I know that this is hard for Ty. Anyone who has done a bone marrow biopsy will tell you that it's the WORST pain. I hate to see him go through this again. The tests begin with CAT scans, blood work, the biopsy and more. I still look at the miracle it is that with modern medicine they can save his life and others. I just count my blessing every single day... that he is HERE now with me.
Since Tyler has not left the house since his transplant (well, except for visits to the Huntsman Cancer Institute)- we simply are together. NO distractions. It really is something I have grown to love so much. It's true the simple things in life are the BEST. Just sitting beside him watching Family Feud- he LOVES this show and now I love it too... is our new normal in the evenings. Gotta love that crazy Steve Harvey!!!!!
Okay... so SHARING...
I am a pretty LUCKY girl. TODAY my new IDEA BOOK is online and available. I am so thankful that I get to create from the heart.
I have been having a really hard sleeping. I know it's because I have so much going on. My mind just seems to race. I keep thinking of what I need to do, things I'm not doing well (keeping my house clean enough) and some big things that are happening in my company. I have been really busy the past week with the announcement of my cruise in November. It sold out in 2 days... I added more spots... it spot out again and well, as you can imagine... in less than a week we are OVER sold. I am just amazed at the response. We are closing up the signups and have a waitlist going for the crafting portion. Anyone can still sign up and go as cruiser or sign up and see if a spot opens in the crafting portion. I simply have NO more room in the workshops at this point. I know there may be some people who may be in the process of signing up so please just email first- firstname.lastname@example.org.
When I teach at retailer stores, I like to let the stores choose the projects that they would like for me to teach. I have found the most requested classes are always my larger book classes. So I am used to this. I am teaching this MEMORY DISPLAY PROJECT at several upcoming stores. I kept thinking that I wanted to add a "bonus" project that they can do later or during the class, etc. I won't have time to teach it but it's part of the class kit.
So now if you are taking the MEMORY DISPLAY workshop... YOU are going to get a BONUS project (yes, it's a file memory keeper book).
So TODAY for the first time I am sharing it with you.
So we will be doing the Memory Display Tray and this BONUS FILE MEMORY KEEPER BOOK. I just love books and wanted to do this very interactive file book.
This is just a really easy way to do a book about YOU or someone. I know it's hard to document about "yourself," but it's so important that we put ourself in our "life story."
Here is the inside of the FILE MEMORY KEEPER book. The book have so many flaps, cards, pockets, and well... it's a BONUS project that is included in the workshop. I couldn't help myself!!!!!!
The MEMORY DISPLAY BOARD and bonus FILE MEMORY KEEPER BOOK is being taught at Scrapbook Daisy's- Long Beach California (Feb. 22nd), Scrapdoodles Event- Fredricksburg, Virginia (March 1st), and EMI Scrapbooking in Cumming, Georgia (March 21st & 22nd). I am super excited to share this with you.
Also, I wanted to let my Southern California friends know that I am going to be back at EVER AFTER SCRAPBOOK store in Vista California teaching again on December 5-6th 2014. I am so excited... this has been a tradition for years. The store recently sold to new owners and they could not be any nicer.
I don't think it's any secret that I love to create mini books. I love all the layering, dimension and variety from making books. One of my new products is the prebound ESSENTIALS ALBUM. I love that the new book has not only designed pages, clear page protectors, but it has a sticker and die cut sheet included with the book.
*full view ESSENTIALS BOOK in the BOX workshop
I am now going to be teaching the book in upcoming workshops. I wanted to share a peek of the projects. I decided to create the ESSENTIALS ALBUM mixed with some of my DAILY STORIES collection too. I used the TC eBosser machine and dies to create the words and emboss some of the elements. I added the new file folders from the Daily Stories collection.
As I designed the album, I knew I wanted a beautiful box to place the book inside. So the book could be placed securely inside the BLACK box. The black box lifts open with a closure. I LOVE... well, am addicted to the gold frame on the outside of the box. *these "gold" frames are from my BLINGAGE collection from a couple of years ago. (they are sold out now but I "saved" enough for the perfect project- which is this class!!!) I am actually doing the TC metal frames again- so watch for them to come BACK!!!!!
Here is a view of the inside of the book. The right side is the two clear page protectors. I am majorly addicted to my sequins. I have to say I think the colors in each of skus are YUMMY!!!!!
Well, it gets BETTER... I had enough product to do TWO books that will fit inside the box. I decided to do the DAILY NOTEBOOK from the large file folder.
The largest file folder in DAILY STORIES is SUNDAY- SATURDAY and I placed a lined notebook pad inside the folder. This is a bonus project and I am so happy how it turned out. So two books... inside the box.
The word ARCHIVED is from the die cut sheet that comes inside each of the file folder skus.
Pocket pages don't always have to be photos....
Just note- if you ever take a workshop from me... always bring your stapler and clear adhesive. I actually carry my TC pink Xyron Stapler and clear adhesive with me in my purse.
I always teach projects that the stores or events feel best fit their customers and those who would like to attend my classes. I will be teaching this workshop for the first time at Hannah's Home Accents in Antioch IL- March 7-8th.
I am also teaching this DAILY STORIES CLIPBOARD for the first time there as well.
The clipboard is quite large. We will make the tissue paper flowers in class. Thank you HAZEL & RUBY for the donation. You will LOVE this speciality paper. The flowers are simple and fun to create.
Here is a full view from the front. It's quite packed now with products... plus I added all my favorite photos.
I use my TC Xyron Chipboard punch to easily punch the top of each of my pages. It is the exact size for the top of the these chipboards. I love "no measuring!!!"
This workshop has lots of flip up, flaps, envelopes and embossed elements.
This "was" plain white BAZZILL cardstock that we will emboss with my 8.5x12" h TC Herringbone embossing folder. In class we will use my machine (TC eBosser) so you can create this beautiful depth and texture to your pages. It's really amazing how deep and get such a customized look with my folders and machines.
I will show you how to create "embossed" tabs and use your die cuts in your design elements too!
Today is MONDAY and I have a new show that debuts today on My Craft Channel. It is showing my new FLIP BOOKS.