Spring Break Guest | Teresa Collins


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.

HAPPY layout view 1

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.


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7 thoughts

  1. Sue P,

    2014-03-30 08:22:34 -0400


  2. Dori

    2014-03-30 10:15:26 -0400

    Gorgeous layouts, fabulous inspiration! Thank you, Teresa! :-)

  3. Michelle t.

    2014-03-30 10:52:41 -0400

    Very moving and inspiring. Thank you very much for sharing. Your blog is positive and inspirational, a joy to read. Thank you. Michelle t

  4. Carolyn HP

    2014-03-30 10:59:24 -0400

    Ali, hope you had a great vacation! These guest posts by your friends have been lovely and so inspiring. Thank you for sharing your connections with your readers to get yet another perspective about this hobby we all enjoy so much for so many reasons.

    Teresa, sending love and light for your husband, and I just adore your creations! I'm not a big fan of pink and I just love the last little layout! Thank you for sharing your story!

  5. Leslie

    2014-03-30 13:03:05 -0400

    Prayers to you and your family Teresa. I hope your husband is getting stronger every day. I have been using your products for years and love everything you do. Keep up the good work.

  6. Lisa W.

    2014-03-30 16:53:58 -0400

    Teresa your pages are beautiful!!! Sending prayers to your family! And did I read SEVEN children...well you definately are a rock star:)

  7. laura g.

    2014-03-30 23:36:19 -0400

    Sending prayers for your hubby and your family...cancer SUCKS!! i am getting my last treatment tomorrow and hope to be declared CANCER FREE!! lovely pages...lovely memories!!

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