Saturday, July 14, 2012


I am headed to CHA today in Chicago. It is something that I always look forward to. I wish EVERY crafter could go and see the products in real life. I am debuting a brand new booth at this show. It has been a lot of work to design a new booth, new collections and balance a very active family the past few months. I love it though and I hope it shows by the lines that I produce. Everyone is asking... Will I be at Mall of America and teach at Scrapfest? YES, YES, and YES. I am teaching THREE WORKSHOPS with my new collections- Tell Your Story, Christmas Cottage and Vintage Finds. I know sign ups are August 1st and the workshops sell out FAST! Don't hesitate to sign up if you are going. 

I will be posting from CHA so I hope you will check each day for our updates. I am teaching TONIGHT at Creative Cuts and Crafts.... so excited!
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I literally go straight from the airport to teach. I am teaching TWO workshops there. The first one sold out so fast and so I added another workshop. SOLD OUT!!!!! I am so thankful and humbled by the support. The store is fabulous and I am thrilled to be asked to come teach again this year. 
TODAY I am debuting my THIRD collection- VINTAGE FINDS. I am simply in LOVE with this beautiful line. I love that it is Vintage but still very me. Timeless and sophisticated is what I was going for. I wanted a line that expressed family and gratitude and could be a line used for any theme: FALL, GRATITUDE, HALLOWEEN, FAMILY, etc.  Well, basically anything!
Blog VINTAGE FINDS- free layout teresa collins
Blog VINTAGE FINDS- free layout upclose teresa collins
It is a collection that expressed being POSITIVE and celebrating LIFE! I am truly thrilled with how the entire collection came out. 
photo credit: Tammy Mitchell 
Here are the 9 double sided papers in the collection- 18 patterns.
I also have a 6x6 paper pad for the collection.

BRADS...BRADS... and loving the BRADS!

More faceted gems and pearls...
Vintage paper flower layers....
project: Julie Jacob
Mini Flashcards for the perfect SENTIMENTS....
12x12 die-cut sheet (double sided)... 
Sticker sheet #2
Chipboard elements #1
Chipboard elements #2 - I was a little obsessed with buttons and clocks!!!!
So in love with the 12" borders. LOTS of tickets and die-cut shapes to customize your projects!

The chipboard album covers sized 5.25"w x 7.25"h. The perfect size for your 5x7 photos!
Blog VINTAGE FINDS- STORY chipboard album teresa collins
Okay... the WASHI decorative tape is so beautiful that I hate to use it. I am going to "hoard" this. 
I did TWO stamp sets for this collection. Stamp #1
Stamp #2
project- julie jacob
Twine & Ribbon....
Layered dimensional stickers are so fun to use!
Sticker Sheet #1- I LOVE the mini alphabets!


The Rhinestone Medallion for this collection is big- 2" wide and makes a statement on any project!
The Vintage Finds buttons... notice the crown button. CUTE!
Collection set with all papers and die-cut sheet
I want to list the winners of from yesterday. 
jean keller said...
You have thought of everything in this collection....traditional colors and up-to-date embellishments and shapes. CLASSIC and CLASSY are the two words that come to mind when I think of Teresa Collins collections and I can always trust that they will have what I want! Love Christmas Cottage. ReplyJuly 13, 2012 at 06:13 AM

Just beautiful papers and embellishments! My fav' was also the wonderful chipboard numbers for so many projects like Christmas countdowns and calendars. Congratulations to the winners and thank you for having this reveal! So look forward to more!

Kam Escamilla ( has left you a comment:
Teresa you are so blessed and gifted but more importantly, you've chosen to radiate the joy within you and to inspire so many others with this God-given talent! Your lines are truly classic, timeless, and focused on families and telling the stories and the designs come from your heart...this Christmas Cottage debut showcases just that...I love that the papers versatile for future use...LOVE the flash cards and my wheels are SPINNING with so many great ideas for them...LOVE the poinsettia Rhinestone Medalion...and I adore that you used the beautiful, traditional titles - "Star Of Wonder" "It's the Most Wonderful Time Of The Year" Many blessings to you and to the winners!! <3 ~kam
CandaceandCorbin Bunnage Christmas Cottage is beautiful! The colors and patterns are perfectly done. I already have so many ideas for this collection. Thanks for the chance to win :)
 Krystle Thomas I love the combination of a traditional Christmas line with trendy new elements -- this collection is my favorite Christmas release this year. My favorite embellishment would have to be the washi tape!
TODAY I am giving away FIVE FULL VINTAGE FINDS paper collections and YOUR choice of embellishment. I am reading EVERY SINGLE comment and LOVE to hear your feedback. I added more embellishments and it seems you like the new additions. THANK YOU!
We will give away from DT blog, facebook and my personal blog.
Here is how it works. You have THREE chances to win and you can enter at  all THREE places for a chance to win. 

1. POST a comment on my blog (

2. POST on the facebook page (

3. Post a ccomment here on the design teams blog (  

If you won TODAY please your address and INCLUDE in the subject line WHAT prize you won.


  1. OMGoodness! I think this is my favorite collection from you! It is FABULOUS! Thanks for a chance to win!!!!!

  2. I love this collection especially all of the extra embellishments. I would love to do an entire book with this collection.

  3. WOW This is great paper. I loved the collection a lot, i think its going to be me favorit for this year.
    I would love to do a mini album of it.
    Hugs Astrid

  4. OH SO PRETTY! I think I am in LOVE! You captured me in this line! :) It will be a HUGE hit! Congratulations!

  5. Holy smokes BATMAN! That is one heck of a new release! Going to CHA must be so darn fun!!

  6. This 'Vintage Finds' collection surely hits all the marks you were aiming to achieve. It is timeless and sophisticated as well as beautiful. Love the 5X7 album covers. Would love to make an album with those. I like all the elements that you are including in your collections at this time (espicially stamps, washi tape, tickets, and flash cards). I didn't mention the paper, because wanting them is always a given.(P.S. I like it when you show the product numbers as you did with 'Tell Your Story'. That way I can jot them all down so I'm sure not to miss a thing).

  7. I thought that Christmas Cottage was my favorite, but it seems i have a new favorite!!! And i'm so happy that i still have a chance to win! Vintage Finds is GORGEOUS!!! The colors and patterns... omg! I am totally in love with the music notes and the clocks. It is vintage AND beautiful! I would have to say that the brads are my favorite embellishment. I love this collection so much that i even had to add some of it with my 'Dream Kit from Studio Calico' contest entry on Pinterest that i set up last night. All the products i had selected already for my kit went perfectly with some of the Vintage Finds products. I think perhaps we share the same tastes :)

  8. I love the rubber stamps. Really cute. I could see a lot of possibilities.

  9. oh my gosh! I will DEFINITELY be purchasing this line! Love the patterns and colors!

  10. Teresa, this is just a super collection! It has everything I love in it! It really was hard to choose my favorite embellishment, but I really like the chipboard covers!

  11. Oh Teresa, you have done it yet AGAIN! This is completely gorgeous and I've got to have it! and YES we definitely do LOVE the additions to your embellishments, so so much! I especially love that big damask stamp and the wonderful paper flower layers. Someday, somehow, I will find a way to get to at least one of your classes :) Have a wonderful time in Chicago.

  12. OMGoodness!! What beautiful awesomeness . . . and I agree, I would be hoarding the washi tape too!

  13. You have outdone yourself this release! I love this line -- the colors are great and I love all of the designs! Your layered stickers are probably my favorite embellishment from this line!

  14. Oh wowowowowow! I just love it. All of your new releases are gorgeous but this by far is my favorite. I just love the newsprint and typography. Awesome.

  15. This release is wonderful!! Hard to say what I like best about it, embellishments, stamps, many yummy items:) You are so inspirational! Love, love, love it all!!!

  16. I love the colors in this collection, I have been collecting pictures to make an album for my parents would so love to win this paper
    Thank you!!

  17. I really love this collection. It's my most favorite yet! The colors can go with so many different photos. And again, your embellies - I just can't wait to play with it all! Hope you have a great time at CHA! Looking forward to ordering this when it's out.

  18. Teresa you just keep amazing me with these wonderful collections. I love this vintage collection. It is so stunning. I love the bingo cards. And the patterns are beautiful. I love everything. Can't wait to create with this one.

  19. I am stunned ! This is amazing, and had to be so much work ! TC - you area terrific artist !!

  20. I am in awe! I'm sitting here with my mouth open! This is so unbelievable! Everything about this line is stunning! You are simply amazing! Thank you so much Teresa!

  21. Another fabulous collection. I love the bingo cards and stamps. I might have to break my freeze and buy this collection!

  22. another awesome collection !! so when will this be available ?? too cool !!

  23. LOVE this!!!! The stamps, the borders, the papers!!!! All just so gorgeous and perfecT!!!!!

  24. I've had my parents here this wk. & am only now getting to catch up on my blog reading. I'm so disappointed that I missed all your other giveaways this wk. I do LOVE all the new goodies! I would love to win a prize from this beautiful line!

  25. How do you come up with this stuff??? I'd love to know how your whole creative process works and how you visualize the line, do you see it right away or does it evolve as you get going? Who could imagine vintage and sophisticated going together but you did and you made it look beautiful and effortless! The idea of the layered flowers and flash cards add a new twist and excitement to crafting. Julie's layout showcases the flowers beautifully. Really love your layout showing ways to utilize the washi tape, the cute crown buttons, the wonderful die-cut border(love the glitzy gold)and the piece de resistance...the rhinestone medallion. Favorite embellishment for this line...I'd have to go with the layered flowers. Can I ask which ONE is yours Teresa??? I'd be curious to know if YOU can pick JUST one!!!

  26. I'm loving this vintage line. The colors, pattern papers and the embellishments are the best. So many to wonderful embellishments. Thanks for the chance to win.

  27. What a great vintage collection. Perfect colors and such a large assortment of embellishments to use. Would love to win some of this. Thanks.

  28. Omg! Every collection gets more and more detailed and beautiful! U do a fantastic job with color and style. I can't imagine using any other papers this fall & winter. Oh! And the chipboard! I could go on & on about it. This product line is just perfect. Thank u so much for a chance to win Teresa :-)

  29. You each deserve a huge round of applause for all of your hard work and I just am so impressed with Teresa's vision for this Vintage Finds collection!! How blessed are you to work in her team and with such gorgeous and timeless product!! I'm so grateful for her generous contests to win her beautiful collections and would be so blessed with this one in particular as a friend just helped me do a shoot in an old cotton mill dressed in vintage to then be able to give to my husband. I would love to use this line to do a gratitude album for him...I am oh soooo excited!! Many thanks!!

  30. What a gorgeous, elegant and beautiful collection. Each one is so unique and different and so well done. Love the color combination and the stickers are so fun and unique as are the rest of the embellishments Excellent job.

  31. so elegant and pretty love it and im loving the washi tape so pretty. thanks for the chance to win.

  32. Teresa-- Your collections can be identified by your unique style. When I go into my scrapbook store, I have no doubt what paper is yours. The fact that you change it up, change the colors, add elements,etc., doesn't change your style. I love that I can count on your style.

  33. This collection represents you totally, so chic, vintage, wonderful!!!
    Thanks for the chance to win, love the papers, brads and flowers.

  34. The Vintage Finds Collection is so classic and stylish! Ready to add all our memories from today or from past years! Just perfect for all projects! LOVE LOVE LOVE the bingo Patterned paper, and the pearl rhinestone pin. Just such great ideas!!
    Congratulations on a wonderful line for CHA-S 2012!! Enjoy your trip and I know you are going to hear everyones' raves from these collections!

  35. This is lovely and perfect for family memories! Thanks for the chance to win!

  36. I love this elegant!
    Thanks for the chance!


  37. Wow, this is one beautiful collection. There is definitely some of this in my future!

  38. I am drooling! This collection is on my "Must Have" list!

  39. This is so beautiful Teresa! I wish i could be in your class today, but will hopefully be able to attend Scrapfest. So glad you will be there this year, have missed you the past few years. All your new collections are awesome!

  40. STUNNING!!!! Your first 2 reveals are AMAZING, but this is my favorite!!! You have combined may of my very favorite papercrafting elements and turned them into GORGEOUS Vintage Finds!!! I love the type print, the music sheet, bingo card,tickets.....everything all put together!!!! At first look I love the brads and paper flowers best!!!
    Thanks again for the great collections and the chance to win!!!

  41. this collection is so gorgeous! the vintage feel and patterns. Love everything!


  42. This is going to be one of my favorites!! I love this vintage collection!!
    Gorgeous & so amazing!!
    The embellishments are incredible!!
    Can't wait to see these items in the stores!!

  43. Normally I don't love vintage collections because I'm a color kinda gal. But THIS is an exception! The papers are gorgeous, along with the washi tape and chipboard elements. Just beautiul.

  44. I absolutely love this collection! The papers are wonderful and the embellishments are gorgeous. I'm definitely buying (or winning!) every last piece of Vintage Finds.

  45. I adore this collection! The embellishments are gorgeous and the papers work with any theme.

  46. LOVE this ENTIRE collection and CAN NOT WAIT to get it in my hands... I have a vision!

  47. What a gorgeous, elegant and beautiful collection. Each one is so unique and different and so well done. I loved!!!! Thanks!!!

  48. I cannot believe how beautiful ALL of this hard to choose a favorite but LUV the brooch!


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