While on vacation this week we've invited a few of our friends to share their favorite layout of all time + why it is so special to them.
Say hello to Teresa Collins
I am so honored to be asked to be a guest designer for my friend Ali. I have always connected with her and her passion for telling a story. My journey as a crafter started with my back ground in interior design.
I have always loved to decorate but I never scrapbooked until 2002. I started to scrapbook when my mother died suddently from a brain aneurysm at the age of 53. As you can imagine, I was devastated and I felt the most profound loss.
I realized that I had not asked and written down so many things about her... her life... and
things about me and my life. I had lost the opportunity and it was so hard for me. My world as a designer evolved into a scrapbooker after my mother passed away.
I found a big plastic container of photos. There was hundreds of photos in the box. There was not anything to tell me- WHO? (is in the photos) WHEN? (when was this taken) WHY? (what was going on, what is the story... the meaning). I felt such a loss and I knew I needed to "tell her story."
I never knew my design background would translate into eventually owning my own crafting/paper company.
So my favorite projects are always those that "tell the story."
I have seven amazing children and a cute husband that I love and adore.
My husband is fighting cancer right now and I am MORE than ever passionate and so aware of how important it is to be my "family historian." I love to "decorate" my pages... but more than that I want to truly capture the love, the moments and make sure that the memory will be remembered.
I take non-stop photos and I truly am just so thankful for each and everyday... I am thankful the sweet simple moments. I love being able to design products that help others to tell the story too.