BOOK OF ME - CARYN KIDWELL
Hi all- I am Caryn Kidwell. I am super excited to share my first Design Team creation for the Teresa Collins Studio blog. Everything I used to create this layout is all Teresa Collins Studio except for the Cardstock. I decided to create a layout for my 2020 Book of Me album. Over the years, I was always just behind the camera. This year I decided to document ME!
When I prepare to create a layout, I select a photo first, then find coordinating embellishments & paper that I want to use. I always glue down items while creating. However, for this layout I decided I would try a different approach than I normally do. I chose all of Teresa Collins embellishments, patterned papers and ephemera that were speaking to me first. Of course, that was very hard to choose from as all of the Teresa Collins products are Amazing!
I selected the Nine & Co items from the Last Chance fan favorite section of the Teresa Collins Studio. I was so excited when I saw them there that I had to purchase the Tags, File Folders and Ephemera.
I really enjoy working with the Teresa Collins Cut Files. It is great that you can either use your die cut machine (Silhouette) or an X-Acto knife to cut the images. The Teresa Collins Mega Tape Runner is my “go to” adhesive for all my crafty projects.
The Summer Collection is also located in the Last Chance fan favorite section of the Teresa Collins Studio. I was shocked about how many of the stickers, embellishments and patterned papers were included in the package. I love the mix of colorful flowers to include black and white ephemera.
I selected 4 tags from the Nine & Co. Collection that I would alter for my layout.
I altered each tag with Teresa Collins Studio stickers, ephemera, cut files & washi. Seeing words like Goals/Vision/Plan it/Dream Big & I Am enough made it easy to select a photo. I love adding dimensions to these tags using pop dots. Especially the butterflies that appear as if they are flying. Note: You can also use these tags and create a mini album as well.
I decided that instead of using the entire Nine & Co file folder; I would just cut it in half.
I selected a photo of myself (if you look closely you will see the Teresa Collins “Shine” necklace that I received in my Empowerment Box. Her jewelry line is AMAZING!), added stars with dimension as well as a motivational sticker. You will notice that I will mat stickers to add more focus on them.
I dusted off my typewriter and used it to type my journaling instead of using my handwriting. Adding stickers to the journaling are perfect to hide crafty mistakes.
This was really a lot of fun to create using a different creative process. It will be perfect to add to my 2020 Book of Me album. Hope you have enjoyed my 1st Design Team Project. You can follow me on Instagram: https://www.instragram.com/thecraftycaryn and also ask me any crafty questions.
Butterflies Cut File:
Stars Cut File:
Designer “Love” Washi Tape:
Bold Life Die Cut Ephemera:
Nine & Co. Ephemera:
Nine & Co. File Folders & Flaps:
Nine & Co. Tags:
Designer Sticker Set:
Bright Side Word Stickers:
Signature Essentials Alphas:
Summer Stories Collection:
Stationary Studio Inspirational Quotes 2:
Xyron Mega Runner:
Photo Gallery 4x6 Clear Cards (like the below):
Teresa Collins “Shine” Jewelry:
← Older Post Newer Post →
This is amazing. I love it!!
Just so gorgeous. I love it. Thank you for sharing this little book of inspiration.
Very nice Caryn! Love that you are doing a book about you!
I love the layout and your detailed guide. You make crafting seem easy enough for anyone to do. Congratulations on your first. You did an amazing job❤️