Monday, March 14, 2011

Teresa Collins Design Team - Getting to know Yvonne Blair

Yvonne Blair
We are so excited for you to get to know team member Yvonne Blair! We asked Yvonne a few questions so you can get to know her and this is what she had to say:

What is your scrapbooking style?
I would say I lean toward shabby chic.  I love to rough things up a little bit by distressing but leaving a sophisticated feel at the same time.  I love using the unexpected such as doilies, book pages and shipping tags.  It can also depend on what product I am using. Different products inspire me different ways.    
How did you start scrapbooking?
I have always had a love of working with paper, from the time I was very young I would decorate things with wrapping paper and cut up greeting cards, make my dolls houses out of shoe boxes and so on.  I "officially" started scrapbooking in 1997.  My daughter was about 2 1/2 and I wanted to put all those memories and pictures someplace that we could enjoy them.  Once I started "playing" with paper again I was hooked.  I absolutely love looking through those albums and reminiscing with my daughter. 
What influences your designs?
Everything around me...I can find inspiration anywhere. 

How long do you spend working on a layout?
I spend about 1-2 hours on a layout. If it isn't working for me, I will set it aside and move on to another project.  I have been know to have quite a few different projects going on at the same time!

What does your work area look like while you are working on a project?
Clean and organized? Messy and all over the place? It starts out clean and quickly becomes very messy!!! I usually start with a bunch of product spread out in front of me and pull from that inspiration to create my projects.  When I get done with whatever project I am working on it usually looks like a tornado passed through my studio, lol. 

What is your favorite color combination?
Pink and Black of course!  But I really love all color!

Do you have any other hobbies?
I love photography, home decor, and shopping.  Is Facebook considered a hobbie?  LOL. 


Check out this amazing layout by Yvonne using the Sports Edition II collection.

Do what you do Best
Designed By Yvonne Blair
Featuring Teresa Collins Sports Edition II

Page Components-
4 x 6 photo
-2 Sports Edition II Circle Tags Paper
-Sports Edition II Red Stars Paper
-Sports Edition II Labels Paper
-Sports Edition II Clear Stamps
-Sports Edition II Die Cuts
-Other: Bazzill Black cardstock, Theremoweb Adhesive and 3-D foam,

-6 x 9 ¼  and  1 x 3 ½ Circle Tags paper  (st(star sidei)
-cut one strip of red stars from Red stars paper
-2 ½ x 2 ½  and 5 ¼ x 7 ¼ Labels Paper ( grey side)
-12 x 12  tags paper (graph side)
-stamp 3 stars from sports edition clear stamps and cut out.
-trace top note shape onto red stars paper (graph side) and cut out
-cut out  page elements from cirlcle tag paper
-cut out page elements from labels paper
-stamp star borders from clear stamps to top and bottom of top note

Page assembly-
-Adhere  6 x 9 ¼  stars paper to 12 x 12 graph paper touching the bottom two grid sections from right side.
-adhere  photo to grey side of labels paper
-adhere grey side with photo to stars paper
-tuck top note embellishment under stars paper slightly, add cut out pieces from label paper.
-adhere red star strip to black cardstock and pop over bottom portion of red stars paper about two graph strips from bottom of layout.
-add cut out stars (popped)
-add play hard shield  (popped)
-add do what you do  (popped)
-add three decorative brads to right side of photo
-add file tab with focus adhered slightly under photo

Thank you Yvonne for a great layout! Please visit Yvonne for more of her great work and designs. {HERE.}


  1. It's so fun reading about everyone! Great layout too, Yvonne! :)

  2. I love getting to know everyone. I wish we could get together and meet.
    I had the pleasure of meeting Yvonne at CHA winter 2011. So glad I did. She's such a sweet person. Love your work Yvonne. oh and yes...I think Facebook is a hobby too. Haha!

  3. Love your layout Yvonne! Great job, fun to read about you!

  4. Love the LO Yvonne! Your work is awesome!!

  5. LOVE the layout Yvonne!! SO glad to see boy pages and papers. Makes me want to create some layouts of my grandsons (the oldest plays football and they both play soccer). I'll have to go through my bazillion photos now!!

  6. awesome! I love getting to know everyone better!

  7. Love all your designs, Yvonne! You always rock!!

  8. Great job! You are a hoot my friend! Facebook should be a hobby.


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