Sunday, December 01, 2013

12 Days of Home for the Holidays Welcomes Teresa Collins

Teresa Collins

Hi I’m Teresa Collins. I was really excited to be asked to be the guest blogger. I wanted to first say how thankful I am to be given this opportunity to share with you some of my favorite traditions and things about Christmas.

I am big on doing a yearly Christmas card with our large and growing family. I love watching our family change from year to year and this to be is just the most important thing to document… US. Years from now, we will look back on these yearly photos and remember so many memories. This year, my husband is battling a very aggressive cancer and we will not have our “normal” family photo and this makes me sad. I am sure I will come up with something else. However, no matter what… for me the YEARLY photo is a treasured tradition.
Collins Christmas Card 
I have found over the years that I am happiest when I am giving something to someone. I like to give things to people. I love to see their excitement. It just gives me the most joy. My background is interior design so Christmas decorating is always the fun part as well. I love picking out the wrapping paper, the gift tags, the ornaments, the stockings, and just making the home feel welcome. I like to decorate the door with a handmade wreath each year.
 
 I love this yearly tradition. 
Decorating is fun and I try to keep it simple and easy. I like to focus on the real reason we celebrate Christmas.
I like to hang the cards that our sent to us across and display them during the holiday season. This is a fun tradition that we have in our home.

I love to create Christmas projects that can be countdowns and daily journals for the holidays prior to holiday beginning. This is one that I did for this upcoming year that I simply will add my photos. I used my collection Santa’s List.
I love to give our treats and gifts and loved giving them in the “treat bags.” I also create LOTS of mini books each year to document the year. You could say I’m a little obsessed. I love celebrating our Saviors birth and am so thankful for this Season of Giving and time of the year. I hope you each have a wonderful holiday and are able to spend it with those that you love. Please visit me at my blog and keep in touch!

Teresa

Teresa Collins Designs Blog
Teresa Collins Designs Website
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Teresa is offering a great giveaway.  All you have to do is visit her blog and leave a comment.  Come back here and leave a comment that you did.  Here is what Teresa is putting in her giveaway...

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Thank you Teresa!

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Photo Tip of the Day
Lighting is Everything.
I thought I would start these 12 days of tips with the most important tip of all. Use light in your favor. The definition of photography is painting with light. So whenever you’re taking a photo try to move into the light. 





Sponsored Giveaway (This is different than Teresa's giveaway.)
-Leave a comment for our guest, Teresa Collins.
-Choose at least one of Teresa's social media/blog outlets and follow (you can do more than one.)
-Bring a friend.
-"Like" and leave a comment on our sponsors Facebook page.  (LINKS)
-Leave separate comments of each item you accomplish.
Note: May Arts Ribbon is for 3 rolls of your choice.
There will be a random drawing on December 13 for the entire sponsored giveaway. For details CLICK here.
*All giveaways are open to USA residents only.

Happy Holidays! 

257 comments:

  1. I left a comment for Teresa. I didn't see a special place to do it, so I left it on her Thanksgiving post.

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  2. I follow Teresa on Twitter.

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  3. I left a comment for Teresa. Sorry to hear about the health problems they are having right now. Her designs are beautiful.

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  4. I "like" Teresa Collins on FB.

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  5. I follow her postings through e-mail

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  6. Such a strong women. I did leave her a message on her blog and I sure will be sending prayers her way for her and her family.

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  7. After spending over an hour reading, crying and feeling so inspired while reading Teresa's blog, I left a comment, She is such an inspiration.
    I'm looking forward to the remainder of your series.

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  8. Trying this again... Blogger and my iphone are not always friends

    I'm a "since forever" follower/reader/commenter on Teresa's blog. She's an amazing lady so thoughtful and caring sharing her heart in everything she does. I look forward to march each year when she comes to Georgia for the weekend - I take all 3 classes offered

    Thanks teresa for the chance to win an awesome prize

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  9. I follow teresa on Facebook

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  10. I follow teresa on Instagram

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  11. I retweeted your comment Debby @craftysuz

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  12. I left a comment on Teresa's blog. Love her creations!

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  13. I follow Teresa's design team blog

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  14. I'm following Teresa on facebook

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  15. I left a comment on Teresa's blog. Love her creations!

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  16. I'm following Teresa's design team.

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  17. I shared your post on Facebook for friends to see

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  18. I just love the 12 Days of Home for the Holidays and look forward to each year...was excited to have been part of it last year and super excited to see that Teresa Collins is part of it this year...I have been a fan of hers for a long time. Love the photo tip....Pam

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  19. I left a comment on Teresa Blog...http://teresacollins.typepad.com/teresa_collins/2013/11/heads-up-family-and-friends-.html#comment-6a00d8344adac153ef019b01f4bafa970c

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  20. All ready a fan of Graphic 45 but thank them for being a sponsor

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  21. All ready a fan of May Road and left a comment with a link back here...(smile)

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  22. All ready a fan of Blue Fern Studio and left a comment sharing about the 12 Days of Home for the Holidays

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  23. Stacie Wallace11:24 AM

    I left a comment. Adore the Christmas clipboard project. Love her kits for adorable gifts and fun albums for the family.

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  24. Left a comment on the Darkroom Door Facebook, I just discovered them a few weeks ago, looks fabulous.

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  25. Left a message with Core'dinations, love their paper....

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  26. Wow, just liked the Xacto facebook, didn't realize they were there, makes me happy and left a comment

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  27. I left a comment on Hydrangea Hippo wall and shared the 12 Days of Home for the Holidays.

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  28. Shared and left a comment on the Buttons Galore wall

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  29. Bless Teresa's heart! Her and her family are going through so much. Interesting to know she has an interior design background - that's why her home pictures always look so lovely! Thanks for the shot at the giveaway - I would be thrilled beyond belief to win Teresa's things! And thank you for the photography tips. That's awesome that you're doing that.

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  30. I follow Teresa Collins Design Team blog.

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  31. powerscrapper12:54 PM

    I follow Teresa on Facebook and her blog. Left a comment on both.

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  32. I left a comment on Teresa's Thanksgiving post.

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  33. I follow teresa on Instagram

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  34. I get her Design team emails

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  35. I like her on Fb

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  36. I subscribe to her blog.

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  37. I follow Teresa on Twitter

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  38. I left a comment (and wishes for strength) over at her blog...hope she gets everything she needs for Christmas this year. Thanks for sharing everyone's gifts with us Deb--I always enjoy your 12 days.

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  39. I left a comment on Teresa's Facebook page and I already follow her there!

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  40. I signed up to receive Teresa's newsletter!! Can't believe I hadn't already done that!

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  41. I already "like" Teresa on FB

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  42. I left a comment on Teresa's blog

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  43. Teresa, your husband & family are in my prayers. I follow your blog. Your house is always decorated so well. Love that wreath on the door.

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  44. I commented on Teresa's blog. She is such an amazing woman and is blessed with a loving family! My thoughts and prayers are with them at this difficult time!

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  45. I thanked G45 for being a sponsor! https://www.facebook.com/Graphic45/posts/686810124686435

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  46. I thanked Core d'nations for sponsoring this giveaway! https://www.facebook.com/CoredinationsCardstock/posts/10153535595930363

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  47. I thanked May Arts for sponsoring the giveaway! https://www.facebook.com/mayarts/posts/10152027568544028

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  48. I commented on Teresa's blog !!!

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  49. Left a comment for our guest, Teresa Collins.
    She is my inspiration.

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  50. I have LIKED Teresa at FB for a long while! Plus left a post on her fan page.

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  51. I left a comment for Teresa on her Thanksgiving post!

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  52. I follow Teresa on FB.

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  53. I already follow Teresa on FB. I also posted on her post. :)

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  54. I left a comment on Teresa' blog.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  55. I am leaving my comment for you here. . . THANK YOU for doing the 12 days and for having this giveaway!! :-)

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  56. I liked Graphic 45 and left your message for them as well!

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  57. I left a comment on Graphic 45's FB page. Already a fan!

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  58. I liked May Arts and left your message for them as well.

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  59. I liked Blue Fern and left your message for them as well.

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  60. I left a comment on Buttons Galore & More's FB page. Already a fan!

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  61. I liked Darkroom Door and left your message for them as well.

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  62. I left a comment on Stampinton & Company's FB page. Already a fan!

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  63. I liked COREdintations and left your message for them as well.

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  64. I left a comment on C'oredinations FB page. Already a fan!

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  65. I liked X-acto/Elmers and left your message for them as well.

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  66. I thanked X-acto on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/XACTO/posts/759643024052036

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  67. I left a comment on Blue Fern Studio's FB page. Already a fan!

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  68. I left a comment on Darkroom Door's FB page. Already a fan!

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  69. I liked Hydragana Hippo and left your message for them as well.

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  70. I like Stampington and left your message for them as well.

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  71. I left a comment on Xacto's FB page. Already a fan!

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  72. I left a comment on Hydrangea Hippo's FB page. Already a fan!

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  73. I liked and thanked Darkroom Door on Facebook! I hadn't heard of them before this but like what I see! https://www.facebook.com/darkroomdoor/posts/10152057582494847

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  74. I left a comment on the May Arts Ribbon FB page. Already a fan!

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  75. I thanked Hydrangea Hippo for sponsoring the giveaways! https://www.facebook.com/hydrangeahippo/posts/656567927734902

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  76. I already liked Buttons Galore and More on Facebook and I thanked them for sponsoring the giveaway!https://www.facebook.com/buttonsgalore/posts/591682920897395

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  77. I follow Teresa on her blog. I left her a comment. Thanks for having her as a guest so we could look at more of how she decorates.

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  78. I liked Blue Fern Studios on Facebook and thanked them for sponsoring the giveaway! https://www.facebook.com/BlueFernStudios/posts/558429890909667

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  79. hi, i left a comment on teresa site. smiley face

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  80. I already like Stampington & Company on Facebook and I thanked them for sponsoring the giveaway! https://www.facebook.com/stampington/posts/10152038484008057

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  81. Here is the link to my comment on Teresa's blog post. http://teresacollins.typepad.com/teresa_collins/2013/11/heads-up-family-and-friends-.html#comment-6a00d8344adac153ef019b01f70a83970d

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  82. I pinned Teresa's prize package on Pinterest! http://www.pinterest.com/pin/204280533071480376/

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  83. I pinned your giveaway on Pinterest! http://www.pinterest.com/pin/204280533071480385/

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  84. I pinned the 12 Days of Home for the Holidays to Pinterest! http://www.pinterest.com/pin/204280533071480391/

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  85. I follow Teresa on Pinterest! Love her boards!!!

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  86. left a comment for teresa! thanks for a chance!

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  87. I am following Teresa on Instagram!

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  88. I left a comment on Teresa's blog. Love all her ideas

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  89. I left a comment on Terresa's 12 Days of Home for the Holidays blog post! http://teresacollins.typepad.com/teresa_collins/2013/12/december-1st-giveaway-12-days-of-home-for-the-holidays.html#comment-6a00d8344adac153ef019b01f70d00970b

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  90. I left a comment for Teresa on her blog.

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  91. I follow Teresa on Twitter!

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  92. I retweeted Teresa's tweet about the 12 Days of Home for the Holidays! https://twitter.com/TERESACOLLINS1/status/407219713690062848

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  93. Following Teresa on Facebook

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  94. I shared this on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/mommamac12/posts/656988417687011

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  95. I am now following you via Blog Lovin'! That way I won't miss any of the fun posts you share!

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  96. Many thanks to Tabitha for sharing her photography tips with us! I have a new DSLR and these tips will (hopefully) help me to get some really great shots this year! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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  97. Following Buttons Galore on Facebook

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  98. Following Teresa on Pinterest

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  99. Following Teresa on Instagram

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  100. So happy to see this celebration get started, Debby. I enjoy visiting every day to see everyone's special contribution and beautiful work. :) Congratulations on five years!

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  101. Jenni Alexander3:02 PM

    I follow Teresa's blog, pinterest and instagram and have left a comment. would love to win

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  102. Anonymous3:02 PM

    I left I comment on Teresa's blog - thanks for hosting the giveaway. Karen B

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  103. left a comment on Teresa's post.

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  104. Thank you for helping me discover Teresa. I have left a comment on her post & am sending prayers her way.

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  105. Hi there~
    I left a comment on Teresa's blog
    Joyce

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  106. I follow/like Teresa on Facebook
    Joyce

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  107. I left a comment on Teresa's wonderful blog!

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  108. I also follow on Instagram. (Gee, I hope no one thinks I'm a stalker...I seem to follow Teresa everywhere :D )
    This is a great giveaway...thanks!
    Joyce

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  109. I left a comment of Teresa's blog!

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  110. Anonymous4:06 PM

    Left a comment on Teresa's facebook, which I already follow! She is incredibly talented!

    Terri at bartonsoap@comcast.net

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  111. I did post on Teresa's blog! Also, what beautiful Christmas decorations! We just started on ours--hope they are 1/4 as pretty! :-) Thanks also for a chance to win!

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  112. I follow Teresa on FB!

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  113. Debra Whitbeck4:27 PM

    Thank you Debby for having Teresa Collins as a guest blogger. I did leave a comment on her blog. It would be wonderful to win this product.

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  114. I have left a comment for Teresa on her blog!

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  115. I follow Teresa on her blog!

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  116. I follow her on Twitter.

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  117. philippa4:39 PM

    Hi, thank you SO much for giving me the chance to win a lovely box of Teresa's gorgeous goodies. Fingers crossed way over here in New Zealand!!

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  118. Suzanne bass4:41 PM

    I follow Teresa on Facebook and her blog. Love her designs!

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  119. I left a comment on teresa's FB page

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  120. Teresa is an amazing inspiration! I follow her on FB and her blog. I 💖 teresa

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  121. Love Teresa Collins!!! I left a comment over on her blog!!

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  122. I am a follower of Teresa over on Facebook.

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  123. I left a comment on Teresa's blog.

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  124. I also follow Teresa on FB.

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  127. Thanks for the FYI on the fiskars site. I enjoyed it, left a comment on Theresa Collins!

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  128. I follow Theresa on Facebook, Pinterest and subscribe by email to her blog. She is an inspiration, not only in her crafting, but in her faith and strength in God.

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  129. I left my comment on Teresa's blog, I love her products and her inspiration to help us tell our stories is amazing....

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  130. Anonymous6:48 PM

    I left a comment on Teresa's blog. Thanks for the chance to win.

    Laurie R

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  131. Anonymous7:08 PM

    I left a comment on Terea's blog.
    Joan Fiskateer 808

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  132. I commented on Teresa's blog! What an amazing prize - i really want a TC Mega Runner and it was the first thing I saw in the prize!

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  133. I follow Teresa on Facebook - Amanda Memory

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  134. Wonderful post! I left a comment for Teresa on her blog

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  135. I follow Teresa's blog

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  136. I follow Teresa on Twitter

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  137. Left some love on Teresa's FB page

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  139. Shawn7:29 PM

    I left a comment on Teresa's blog.

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  140. I left a comment on Teresa's blog but I forgot to tell her how much I love her wreath.

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  141. I left a comment on Teresa's blog and I follow her on Facebook . I'm a huge fan of Teresa's ! Thanks for the chance .

    Cathy Thompson

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  142. Anonymous8:10 PM

    I left a comment on her blog.

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  143. Anonymous8:10 PM

    I am a fan of ateresa on facebook.

    Donna Maziarz

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  144. I have been following Teresa on email and FB for a long time now and always love her heartfelt posts about family and crafts. What an amazing giveaway!

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  145. I left a comment on Teresa's blog!

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  146. Kelly L8:22 PM

    Left a comment on Teresa's blog.

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  147. I follow T on facebook and left a comment on her blog. Such an amazing giveaway.

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  148. Kelly L8:23 PM

    I follow Teresa on Facebook.

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  149. Kelly L8:24 PM

    I subscribe to Teresa's email postings.

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  150. I follow Teresa's blog and left a comment

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  151. Left a comment on Teresa's blog!

    ~Ashley
    proudusmcwife@gmail.com
    http://marinewifesscrappinlife.blogspot.com

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  152. Wo with all that her family is going through she is still very grounded and grateful! I love all her products! Fun blog post!! Grace

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  153. I follow Teresa Collins Designs via Facebook.

    ~Ashley
    proudusmcwife@gmail.com
    http://marinewifesscrappinlife.blogspot.com

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  154. I'm so excited about following the blog hop the next 12 days. I sure hope I can keep up with it. I am now following Teresa by email. I can't believe I haven't done that till now. I love all the tips that I am learning on your blog. Thank you for the fun.

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  155. What an inspiration this is. It's going to be a fun 12 days!

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  156. I follow Teresa on facebook...getting ready to follow D's Paper Studio!

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  157. I left a comment for Teresa!

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  159. i've left a comment on Teresa's blog!

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  160. I commented!!! what a great giveaway!!!

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  161. Hello D...Just to let you know I tweet about Teresa's blog hop give away!

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  162. I'm back again D...I also posted on Pinterest.

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  163. Since I LOVE TERESA COLLINs...I left her a comment telling her so!

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  164. Very excited to be part of this blog hop...love all the inspiration!

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  165. I follow Teresa on FB and on her blog. OMG! So much stuff on the giveaway!!!

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  166. Gloria L.9:14 PM

    Just returned from Teresa's blog where I left a comment. Such a generous thing for her to do (you, too)!

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  167. Hello, thanks for the opportunity to win a box from Teresa! I left her a comment!! Happy Holidays!

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  168. djdjdane@yahoo.com9:34 PM

    I love Teresa's lines, and it would be awesome to win the box. (a comment has been left on her blog)

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  169. Thanks for having TC as a guest blogger and hosting a TC brand giveaway! Happy holidays!

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  170. I am a huge Fan of Teresa and have just left a comment for her on her blog.. What an amazing giveaway I would certainly be superchuffed to receive this awesome box of goodies..Thankyou

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  171. Hi I left a comment on Teresa's blog to be entered in her giveaway. I actually have met and taken a class with Teresa. Several yrs ago we went on a Scrapmap cruise with her and Ty to Alaska. Thanks for my chance to win.

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  172. Teresa's creativity and faith have always been an inspiration to me. Since I have followed her blog (and FB) for quite some time,I have been keeping up with her husband's health problems.Her courage, strength, and honesty in dealing with it have moved me to tears more than once. My heart goes out to her and her family.

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  173. I follow Teresa on Facebook. As I told her in my comment, her last 5-6 collections in my opinion are her best.

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  174. Michelle Salazar11:04 PM

    Love TC belief in faith and her simple yet classy crafting! I follow her blog and facebook. If I add more she might think I am a stalker! :0)

    Thanks for bringing us such joy!

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  175. Anonymous11:04 PM

    I follow Teresa on Facebook
    Teresa WIlkins
    teresawilkins@me.com

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  176. Anonymous11:04 PM

    I follow Teresa on Twitter
    teresawilkins@me.com

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  177. Anonymous11:05 PM

    I left a comment on Teresa's blog
    teresawilkins@me.com

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  178. Anonymous11:05 PM

    I follow Teresa on Instragram
    teresawilkins@me.com

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  179. I left a comment for Teresa. Thank you for giving us a chance to win all the product

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  180. Left a comment for Theresa. Your 12 days looks like a lot of fun. Off to do more of the list.

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  181. Signed up to follow Theresa Collins Designs by email.

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  182. I left a comment for Teresa on her blog. Wonderful giveaway.

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  183. I follow Teresa on Facebook , Instgram, Twitter and I posted on her blog

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  184. Hi there
    Just posted on Teresa's type comment board. I love traditions!!!

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  185. I follow TC on instagram

    jacq in MD

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  186. Thank you for the chance, I've posted to Teresa and I enjoyed the visit to your blog, too!!

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  187. I commented on Teresa's blog.

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  188. Just left a comment for TC on her blog. Love her stuff!

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  189. What a fantastic giveaway. I follow Teresa's blog and marvel at her strength at a very stressful time in her life.

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  190. Leigh-Ann5:18 AM

    I love following your daily blog. Your strength is an inspiration to me.

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  191. I've had the pleasure of taking a class from Teresa - she is a treasure!

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  192. Wonderful and lovely ideas!

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  193. Sandy D9:30 AM

    Just left a comment and loved being introduced to your blog as well. Happy Holidays!

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  194. Just commented on Teresa's blog.

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  195. I follow Teresa on facebook

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  196. Tammy S10:10 AM

    I left a comment on Teresa's blog and want to thank you for all the fun!

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