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. 

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.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Cards from our last Card Round Robin

We created these cards at our last Card Round Robin.  Take note of who designed each card!

Using the Artfully Sent CTMH Cricut Cartridge, this was a fast and easy card!  The shamrocks were cut with the cricut, green glitter cardstock is attached on the inside, and the sentiment was stamped in topiary ink once and sweet leaf for the rest.  Very fast!

The card on the left was designed by Vickie Richardson and the card on the right was designed by Gina Guri.  Both cards use current paper and stamps.  Fast and easy~

Vickie Richardson designed both these cards.  I love them so much I'm using the same format for an upcoming card exchange with new paper and new stamps (coming April 1).  It's a great way to use paper scraps!

Two more cards created by Gina Guri.  I love the clean lines and sentiment focus of these cards!  

I know some really creative ladies don't I???
Many thanks to Vickie and Gina for their creativity and generosity!  Sharing artwork is a treasure!

Friday, February 27, 2015

I am one Proud Mom!

Super happy and proud of Laura for this new adventure!  When PaperCrafts "closed it's doors" I figured it was only a matter of time before Laura would be snatched up by another company!  Very happy for her.  She has so much to offer this new company, and they will be glad she's working with them!

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Upcoming Events



Thursday January 29 – Card Round Robin.  This event will run 10 am to noon with my BIG SALE running 10 am to 2 pm.  My card round robin is a fun way to make some cards and have them ready to send.  There will be at least 6 different cards, and you can make all of them or only the ones that fit your needs and style.  You pay by the card.  Only $1.25 and it includes your envelopes.  If you plan to make the cards, PLEASE SIGN UP so I have plenty of supplies and kits ready for you.  NOTE:  Because I am working around the hours of a caregiver who takes over for me, at this point, these hours are firm.  If you come early or late, you might miss me.

Saturday January 31, 2015 – All Day Create & Crop.  This event will run from 9:30 am to 4 pm.  (I will need to be out the door by 5 pm).  During those same hours you can stop by and shop MY BIG SALE.  If you would like table space to create & crop, please sign up!  Lunch will be provided.  Cost is $15 but FREE with any purchase of $20 or more (purchases made on Thursday count).  NOTE:  Because I am working around the hours of a caregiver who takes over for me, at this point, these hours are firm.  If you come early or late, you might miss me.

Come see our NEW ALBUMS, NEW ROLLING TOTE, and the NEW PRODUCT from Seasonal Expressions!

Be sure to sign up if you want to join the Card Round Robin or have Table Space at the Create & Crop.  Hope to see you the end of the month!


Thursday, January 8, 2015

Stamp Sets Retiring January 31!

Retiring Stamp Designs
The stamp sets listed below (last featured in the Spring/Summer 2014 idea book) are about to retire. They are only available tuntil January 31, 2015. You can see these stamp sets on my website ( under  “Retiring Items”.  Don't miss out on any sets you must have!!!

A1124 A Tree
A1139 Congrats Graduate
A1141 Be Still
A1154 Friendly Thoughts
A1156 Flower Confetti
B1418 Love Doily
B1423 Hoppy Easter
B1439 Dreamer
B1440 Fancy Fair
B1441 Buggy Love
B1444 Greatest Love
B1445 Happy Hive
B1450 Owls
C1571 You're the Best
C1573 Do Your Best
C1574 Believe in Yourself
C1577 Mother's Day
C1579 Coming Up Roses
C1583 Robot Family
D1547 Paper Doll
D1579 Windy Day
M1035 Newlyweds
M1036 Perfect Polka-Dot Day
M1037 Balloons
M1038 Shooting Star
M1039 Good Job Stencil
M1040 Parasol
M1041 Hi
M1042 Colored Egg