I Spy We R!

I just love browsing Pinterest, crafty blogs, and online galleries for inspiration. While I was searching for some crafty mojo this weekend I came across some amazing project using We R tools and paper collections. I just had to share them with you! Are you ready for some eye candy? Here goes.

New Years Pinwheel Centerpiece

How amazing is this project by Dedra Long using the Pinwheel Punch Board? What a beautiful and creative table display for a New Years party. This project really gets the wheels turning in my head for all kinds of fun holiday and party pinwheel decor!


Dedra Long

Hello November Layout

This amazing layout by our Facebook fan, Christin Gonnslett, features the lovely Shine paper collection. Christin’s yummy layers and page design are so effective! I love how she’s filled the top 2/3 of her layout and left the bottom 1/3 as a resting place for the eye. And what gorgeous watercolor accents!

Christin Gronnslett

Live a Colorful Life Layout

Designer, Ann Corbiere-scott, rocked the Watercolor Washi Tape on this layout! I love the washi strips down the side of her page sprinkled with buttons. And such a gorgeous photo of her daughter!

Ann Corbiere-scott

Life Captured Pocket Page

I found this absolutely precious pocket page by Frontrangemama on scrapbook.com. Sometimes the stars align for the perfect combination of photos and products, and that’s what happened with this timeless page featuring Teresa Collins for We R Hello Life Journaling Cards.


92 Percent Layout

Designer AllisonLP used the Teresa Collins Archived Page Kit to create this page that caught my eye immediately. I love all the delicious white space, layers, and little details. Perfection!


12 Years Layout

Designer, Pam Callaghan, created such a dynamic design on this layout using papers from the Notable collection. I love the motion created by the combination of concentric circles and stars–perfect for a masculine celebratory page!

Thanks so much to all these fabulous designers for sharing their wonderful projects with us! Be sure to click on their blog and gallery links (on their names in the post) to see more of their amazing work and leave them some love! Creative cheers!



Pinwheel Punch Board
Shine Collection
Watercolor Washi Tape
Teresa Collins Hello Life Journaling Cards
Teresa Collins Archived Page Kit
Notable Collection

I Spy We R!

Good Monday morning We R fans! Last week as I was browsing the web for crafty inspiration, I spied some amazing projects using We R collections and tools that blew me away. I had so much fun seeing the clever ways crafters use our products that I just had to share some of their wonderful creations with you! So sit back, relax, and enjoy the eye candy.

I spy…our Indian Summer collection! Lee-Anne Thornton‘s stamping and paper distressing add such rich texture to her beautiful fall layout. And those beautiful die cut leaves highlight that adorable photo perfectly! You can see more layouts featuring We R Memory Keepers project in Lee-Anne’s gallery at scrapbook.com HERE.

Lee-Anne Thornton

The Watercolor paper from the Indian Summer collection is one of my favorites. I love how Hee Sun Kim added ink splatters to her watercolor background to add even more depth. Her single photo cluster design is an effective complement to her beautiful background.

Hee Sun Kim

Jan Hobbins’ “Hello Fall” layout is a mixed media masterpiece. The embossing and blended colors she included add such rich texture and depth–perfect for fall! And those layered die cut Indian Summer journaling cards are the perfect complement to her beautiful mixed media leaves. Yum!

Jan Hobbins

I spy…our Corner Chomper! Lisa Harrolle’s simply beautiful “Thinking of You” autumn branch card features two opposite rounded corners rather than the typical four. I love the slightly unexpected feel that adds to the design.

Lisa Harrolle

I spy…our Sew Easy tool! Don’t you love how Shannon Miller hand stitched her grid design with orange floss to highlight those darling dear photos? Such a clean eye-catching design, and I love the kraft background.

Shannon Miller

I spy…our Teresa Collins Studio Gold Dot album! I love how Lynda Crust attached beautiful ribbon and trim to her album cover. It adds that extra something special and really makes her beautiful album stand out! Try using your crafty skills to decorate the outside of your album. So fun!


Thanks to these talented crafters for allowing me to share their work with you. Be sure to check out their galleries and blogs in the above links for more fabulous inspiration. Are you as inspired as I am?

~Aly Dosdall


Indian Summer
Corner Chomper
Sew Easy
Teresa Collins Studio Gold Albums

Teresa Collins Studio Gold Giveaway

@WeRMemoryKeepers Summer Showcase and New Release Schedule 2014

Okay. You caught us. Teresa Collins Studio Gold isn’t exactly a new release. She actually launched these products back in May at the National Stationary Show, but it’s really the first time we’ve been able to share the full line with you. They. Are. Gorgeous!!!

The line includes six albums and two Albums Made Easy Kits.

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Here’s the best part…We’re giving away the full size kit and an album here on the blog, along with the Instagram kit and album over on Instagram!!!

To enter to win the full size kit, please leave us a comment here letting us know what your favorite memory is. For additional entries, please click on the Rafflecopter link below.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Teresa Collins AME Album

The Albums Made Easy journaling card sets designed by Teresa Collins are perfect for just about any event or occasion you might be documenting. But did you know she also designed four gorgeous coordinating 12×12 albums? The Hello Life album and Quoted journaling cards were perfect for creating this senior year scrapbook.

Here’s the glitter album cover:

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Here’s the 12×12 cover page with a 6×12 DIY flap attached:

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And here’s a two page spread as well:

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To create the flap for the cover page I used a leftover portion of a 12×12 pocket photo sleeve that I cut in half from this project, filled it with photos and journaling cards, and then attached it to the full 12×12 page protector using a strip of Gold Metallic Washi Tape along the front and back of the seam between the two.

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I added some pattern filler cards to the back, but you can add more photos or journaling too.

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Here are some close up shots of the pages.

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I added some hand stitched details using the new Sew Easy templates and black Sew Easy Glitter Floss.

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I pulled some stickers and papers from the Teresa Collins Hello Life 12×12 Page Kit to supplement the journaling cards. Neutral and Cool Enamel Shapes made perfect little accents to add more detail to the page.

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It was easy to create the cover page by arranging the journaling cards and photo in a loose grid design. I cut the title with my Cricut machine.

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I cut the butterfly from Sheer Metallic gold textured cardstock using the new Monarch Shape Die and my Evolution.

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I love that Teresa’s journaling card kits include some unique specialty cards, such as this clear acetate card. I like to leave some of them transparent in my albums–it looks pretty cool!

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I’m so happy Teresa Collins and We R have teamed up. It’s truly a perfect match! Be sure to check out all of Teresa’s gorgeous Albums Made Easy Journaling Card sets and 12×12 Albums.



12×12 Teresa Collins Hello Life Album
Teresa Collins Quoted Albums Made Easy Journaling Cards
4×6 and 3×4 Albums Made Easy Photo Sleeves
Teresa Collins Hello Life 12×12 Page Kit
Sheer Metallic Vellum Pad
Gold Metallic Washi Tape
Enamel Shapes–Cool, Neutral
Sew Easy Tool
Sew Easy Glitter Floss–Neutral
Sew Easy Templates–Script, Flourish
Tab Punch–Bracket
2 Edge Punch–Trellis
Monarch Shape Die

Teresa Collins Albums Made Easy Layout

Hello, and happy Monday We R fans!  Let’s start the week off with an Albums Made Easy layout featuring the beautiful new Teresa Collins Quoted Journaling Cards. Most of my Albums Made Easy layouts are monthly reviews, but every now and then I like to do something different–like this “day in the life” page.

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While my older kids are at school during the day, it’s just my four year old daughter and me at home.  She’s a lot of fun to hang out with–a total bundle of energy, enthusiasm, and silliness.  I love that these photos capture her personality and that they’re a pretty good sample of a typical day with her (and yes, she does change clothes about six times a day and loves to take selfies).

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I love that Teresa’s sets include some acetate cards that you can use as photo overlays.  I used a 3×4 card over my 6×4 photo, placing it to the side of my daughter’s smiling face.

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I pulled in some papers from the Sheer Metallic collection for die cutting and punching accents. I chose some Enamel Shapes and other similar accents without too much bulk or dimension. I also like to pop some elements up on foam squares for a bit of depth.

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I added some metallic Washi Tape which coordinates well with Teresa’s cards since she included some gold glitter accents.  I also included some hand drawn, and hand written details to balance the clean and graphic feel of the cards.  I used a fun technique to create the DIY journaling card below.

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First I trimmed a 6×4 piece of white textured cardstock and rounded the corners with my 1/8 and 3/8 inch Corner Chomper.  Then I embossed it with the new Stripe 6×6 embossing folder and my Evolution.  Next I gently rubbed my watermark ink pad over the embossed design, and used a soft bristle paint brush to apply some gold metallic pigment powder.  The powder clings to the watermark ink, and the excess wipes away using a paper towel.

emboss color supplies

If you haven’t had a chance to check out the new Teresa Collins Albums Made Easy Journaling Cards, take a look.  They’re beautiful and include lots of fun die cut, acetate, and other specialty cards.



Albums Made Easy Journaling Cards–Teresa Collins Quoted
Sheer Metallic Paper Pad
Metallic Washi Tape–Gold and Copper
Enamel Shapes–Neutral
Embossing Folder–Stripe
Pocket Scrap Dies–Life
Tag It Kit Dies
Pennant Shape Dies
Tab Punch–Bracket
1/8 and 3/8 inch Corner Chomper

An Overview of Teresa Collin’s Latest Albums Made Easy

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I am completely honored and excited to be working with We R Memory Keepers. I have always wanted to do albums. I knew that I wanted them to be top quality. I got excited at the opportunity to do albums and pocket pages with the Albums Made Easy system. I wanted to design my cards with my signature style. I knew I wanted glitter, die cuts and transparency cards all in one set. I wanted albums that had glitter and that would be a beautiful way to display the memories.

Check out my latest products.

Teresa Collins We R MEMORY KEEPER 12x12 albums

I love to tell a story and knew that this would be the focus of my card sets. It was my hope that others would find it easy to create with and tell the story. It is still simple, chic and beautiful. I am in LOVE with the card system. I am so blessed and thankful for this opportunity. I know it has changed the way I look at page pockets and all the beautiful possibilities to create keepsake memories. I will be sharing my favorite ways to design with my Albums Made Easy albums, and cards in upcoming posts with videos and more. I would LOVE to see what you are creating with my collections. Please share with us.

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We R Partners with Teresa Collins!

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We are so excited to announce our partnership with one of the industry’s leading designers, Teresa Collins!  Here’s what Teresa has to say about teaming up with We R Memory Keepers, “I can’t tell you how thrilled I am to be part of the We R team.  Working with a company that encompasses creativity in all they do is the perfect match for me.”  We think Teresa’s amazing style is the perfect match for us, too!

Teresa designed four of the new Albums Made Easy Journaling Card collections we revealed today, as well as five new Designer 12×12 Ring Albums, four of which coordinate with the journaling card sets.  Here are Teresa’s simple and stylish Albums Made Easy collections:

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