Sunday, June 28, 2015

June Create & Crop

We had a great time yesterday at the Create & Crop.  Lots of laughter, creating, fun, and treats!!!

So many of those enjoying the day asked for the Chicken Chili recipe I often serve for lunch.  Here it is for anyone who wants a quick, easy, and yummy meal!!!!  Get creative and add your own favorite spices, beans, veggies and goodies to the pot!


Chicken Chili

1 can (16 oz) black beans, rinsed and drained

1 can (16 oz) white beans, rinsed and drained

Optional 1 can (16 oz) kidney beans and Canned corn

1 can (28 ounce) diced tomatoes (entire contents) you can use flavored like Italian

1 cup barbecue sauce (I use lite original, but any flavor is good)

Cooked cut up chicken OR cooked hamburger

Heat together.  You can crock pot it for several hours on low or simmer on the stove.


Serve with sour cream, cornbread, and or shredded cheddar cheese.  I have scoops (chips) and love to dump mine on top of my tossed salad!

Friday, May 22, 2015

Event UPDATE with Changes!

The Card Round Robin scheduled for Thursday May 28 has been changed to June 4 because my AC died and the new unit will be installed that day.  There is plenty of space for anyone who would like to come on June 4 so pop me an email to sign up.  (I have Marilyn, Cathi, Ann, and June on the new date).  Time:  9 AM to Noon.  Cost is $1.25 per card you create and envelopes are included.  Make only the cards you want!  Bring your favorite adhesive.  That's all you need!

Come to the Create & Crop Saturday May 30 when my home should be very cool with my new air conditioning system!  There are only a couple spaces left, so if you want to join in the fun, be sure to email me ASAP!  Time 9 AM - to 5 PM.  Bring your projects and spend the day creating!  Use my stamps, inks, blocks, and tools.  Cost is $15 or a purchase of $20 or more.

Coming up late June:

Card Round Robin Thursday June 25.  9 AM to Noon.  Cost is $1.25 for each card you create.  Envelopes included.  Bring your favorite adhesive.  That's all you need!  Be sure to sign up so I will have enough space and supplies.

Create & Crop Saturday June 27.  9 AM to 5 PM.   Bring your projects and spend the day creating!  Use my stamps, inks, blocks, and tools.  Cost is $15 or a purchase of $20 or more.  Sign up to save your space!

JoeSusan@aol.com


Monday, April 27, 2015

SAVE THE DATE

Upcoming Events in my Fort Myers home...

Thursday May 28, Card Round Robin
Saturday May 30, All Day Create and Crop

Details soon, but save the date!

Friday, April 17, 2015

Cards created with new product from Expressions II PART FOUR

The last group of cards, these using the Blossom paper pack.

Created by Sandie Alford

Created by Susan Tomaino
(Basic card design by Gina Guri)

Created by Susan Tomaino
(Basic card design by Vickie Richardson)

Created by Debi Squires

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Cards created with new product from Expressions II PART THREE

More from the Jackson paper  pack!

Created by Susan Tomaino

Created by Nancy Durant

Created by Debi Squires

Created by Susan Tomaino
(basic card design by Vickie Richardson)

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Cards created with new product from Expressions II PART TWO

Here is the next set of cards using new product!
These fun cards were made using the Blossom paper pack.
Created by Gayle Krisher

Created by Jacque Rippe

Created by Venia Joray

Created by Karen Galvin

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Cards created with new product from Expressions II PART ONE

Here are 4 out of 16 cards made by my team members using the new product from the Expressions II. Check soon to see more! 

Check book cover created by Gayle Krisher


Created by Venia Joray

Created by Karen Galvin

Created by Jacque Rippe

 These were all created using the Jackson paper pack and new stamps from our new Expressions II.  Check it out at my website:  susan.ctmh.com

Monday, March 9, 2015

March and April Events in Fort Myers, FL

CLOSE TO MY HEART with Susan Tomaino
March 2015


It’s spring!  Of course if you live in SW Florida it’s already summer.  90’s this week!!!!  Makes me want to stay inside in the air conditioning and paper craft!

Next month we launch Seasonal Expressions II.  If you have Expressions I you know how exciting this will be!  You can view the pages online at my website beginning April 1 and that is the day orders can be placed for the new product.    I have my new product coming soon so I can get a head start making some samples with new papers, stamps, embellishments, and scrapbooking kits.  OH BOY!!! The new card kit is FANTASTIC!!!! 

March 24 I will be heading north for a week in NC.  My sister will be in town taking care of my mom, so my next event won’t be until April 9.  Check out my schedule below. 

COMING UP:
April 9 – Card Round Robin.  Doors open at 9 am and close at noon.  My sister will be joining us before she flies home that afternoon.  We will have a BLAST!!!!  You will have first dibs on some new product at this event, and you’ll be creating two cards using new stamps and papers.  WHAT TO BRING – your favorite adhesive.  That’s it!  $1.25 per card.  Only pay for what you want to create.  Please sign up for this event so I have enough supplies.

April 17-18-19 – Weekend Crop in Estero, Florida.  Another fun filled weekend paper crafting – non-stop if you can stay awake!!!   This is an event organized by Kim Hodges, Scraptique. 

April 25 – All Day Create and Crop.  Come spend the day scrapbooking, card making, or paper crafting!  Doors open at 9 AM and close at 5:00 PM.  Please sign up for this event so there is enough space for everyone.  A simple lunch will be provided.  Cost is $15 or any purchase of $10 or more.