Friday, November 16, 2007

girly girly girly cards!

i have a stash of this paper left, and i think it is so cute and pretty!!! :) i don't get to make many GIRLY things. . i thought i would make some girly cards!

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Artboard created by Laura Williams

My daughter made this artboard for my birthday. Cute huh? And if you want to see more of her artwork, look in CARDS magazine, November issue, Page 138-139. She has another being published in March.

Monday, October 1, 2007

finally new cards!

i REALLY needed to use up this paper. some lucky person is going to get this set of cards for christmas! here are a few of them . . . (it's a set of 8 different cards.) Most of the stamps are from the new card kit. . .which is SOOO cute!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Oh How I LOVE these Boys!

Seasons of Life

I can't believe how long it's been since I posted here, but I'm going to play a little catch up. It's been a crazy month.

First I would like to pay tribute to three people who have made the journey into eternity recently. Knowing that all three are in Heaven in the loving arms of Jesus Christ really does help the loss!

First my friend Kathi Kensinger lost her father-in-law. No matter our age, we still mourn the loss of a loved one. Kathi is a fantastic friend, and her support of her husband and mother-in-law will never be forgotten.

My friend (and upline in CTMH) lost her mother on Labor Day after a long battle with Alzeheimer's diease. This really hit home with me because (a) I love Kathy and have shared her journey (b) my father is in Stage 3 Alzeherimer's. I know what it's like. When dealing with this horrible diease, you really struggle with your emotions - not wanting your loved one to suffer yet not wanting to let go. Kathy, you have been an inspiration to me through all of this.

Lastly, a dear and special friend, Betty Lou Ferreira, lost her four month battle with cancer. Her last days were finally pain free, but it was a tough struggle. Betty Lou is one of those people who will be sorely missed because of her happy and bright personality. She had the gift of encouragement and I'll miss her from my life.

Seasons of Life. We see them more as we get older. It's a reminder to make sure you tell your family and friends how much you love them and what they mean to you. We don't always get that opportunity. I was so glad I could spend a little time with Betty Lou and share what a positive impact she has had on my life. It made our good bye bitter sweet. At least I'll see her someday in Heaven! PTL.

Hug someone today!

Monday, August 20, 2007

it's a zoo around here

perhaps it was our trip to the zoo last week . . . (see above FAMILY photo of bryce brushing the goats)

or perhaps it was my fit of cleaning-out my scrapdesk. . .

or perhaps it was because there were seven children playing at my house today . . .

but i felt the need to use this WILD paper to make some cards.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

A fun way to feed the birds!

Laura had a great recipe for feeding the birds in North Carolina. Take stale white bread (we actually bought a fresh loaf and laid it out to get dried up), cover with peanut butter and roll in bird seed. We poked a hole in the bread, pushed twine through and hung the bread from tree branches. It was a blast! The picture below shows our assembly line!

Feed the Birds!

North Carolina

When you live in SW Florida you are use to the heat and humidity. Heading to the Smoky Mountains in NC is always a cool relief, but this year we managed to arrive in time for a major heat wave!!! In spite of the heat, we had a great time with family. Lots of fun pictures to scrapbook too! I'll post some more pictures so you can see all the fun!

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

See my toes LOL? This layout was part of our create & take at Leadership in San Diego. I added my photo and made a few changes. The paper pack and My Stickease are from the new My Reflections Life's Delight in 12 X 12. You may remember that design from the customer special we offered in a 9X9 Accordian book and paper pack. We now have BOTH!
This card was created using new product from our Fall/Winter 2007 Idea Book. The stamp sets are: C1286 Goodness of Life and B1280 Best of Times. Using the new Caprice paper pack, chocolate ribbon & ink, the card base is Colonial White Cardstock.

Friday, July 20, 2007


here's the cover of the new IDEA BOOK!!!!! my mom is in San Diego right now, probably with this fine little book IN HER HANDS as we speak. . .do you think she will sleep with it under her pillow?!! She has shared some little sneaky peeks with me, and I am sure will have lots to share next week!

Friday, July 13, 2007

Fun cards

These fun cards were made by folding a piece of 6 x 12 paper in half length wise. Then folding it into equal 3 " section. If you look at the pictures, I think you will get it. Then the little notes are created for writing or just stamping a sentiment or image. Have fun with these adding ribbons and embellishments.

Tag Book

Look at the fun tag book Nancy made when she visited me in February.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

another variation!

i ran out of slide frames, so i tried it with one of the oval chipboard dimensionals. i'm liking it!!! (i had to run to JoAnn's for more rickrack today too!!)

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

one card, two ways

i made this card, (vertically) and then saw it sitting on the table sideways, and thought . .."hmm, i like it that way too!!" What do you think?

Monday, July 2, 2007

Buddies Circle Book!

I really love our Circle Books. They come in a nice sturdy plastic box you can decorate to match your book. (Good for storing when not showing off!). For only $4.95 you can make books for everyone on your gift giving list.
Each book comes with a Chipboard front and back and ten White Daisy cardstock pages. The front has a center circle you can punch out, and there are dimensial elements you can include in your book.
This book was created with our Let's Get Together paper pack and matching Garden Green Ribbon Rounds. Gotta love those coordinating supplies!

Buddies Circle Book, Front side

Buddies Circle Book, Back Side


Hi Everyone,
We had a great time at the Fort Lauderdale Creating Keepsakes Convention. I'm already looking forward to the 2008 show, and it was exciting to hear they plan to return!

Attending an expo or convention sure gives you the opportunity to see new things, techniques, ideas, product, etc. Sharing my product with everyonne and hearing their response is a blast! Too many scrapbookers haven't ever stamped or seen the acrylix stamps. LOVE showing how easy it is!

I'll get the pictures up asap.
God's blessings,

Tuesday, June 26, 2007


been a while since anything got posted! sorry on my part! not much CTMH goodies to share . . .but hopefully after CKC Ft. Lauderdale, my mom will have more for me to post! Here's a page from my blog, I did using some bits of this and that. Only non-CTMH item is the graph circle (I made it and printed it on my computer, along with the title, using font called Jump Start)

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Scrapbook Expo

The Tampa Scrapbook Expo was a blast. If you are one of the many ladies (and men) who stopped by our booth, we appreciate you! Our create & take was super busy, and many waited in long lines to create the pages. Did you miss out? Most of those layouts were available for purchase in kits from the consultants who taught the projects. Email me for details.

Coming June 29 & 30 is the Fort Lauderdale CREATING KEEPSAKES CONVENTION. This is going to be a major event, so make plans to attend if you are in Florida. Although our CTMH class is about sold out, stop by our booth to see the class kits while still available. Monica and Natalie are teaching the class Friday & Saturday, and the Tagalicious Book is beautiful! Watch for photos in July.

Keep coming back, we'll have more artwork and ideas posted for your creative inspiration!

God's blessings,

Monday, June 4, 2007

i {heart} my circle punch and corner rounder!!

some fun little cards i have been making!!! you can see the non-CTMH product version on my blog . . .but why would you want to??? :)
cards by Laura Williams

Saturday, June 2, 2007


i feel a little goofy posting the same projects here AND on my blog, but just in case you check out one and not the other, here is a fun coaster project! Click for instructions and more photos of this project
colors: breeze, kiwi, sunflower
all products CTMH except background paper behind the A (Scenic Route) and green brads (SEI)

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

HELLO card

orchid bouquet, breeze and kiwi

Friday, May 25, 2007

Team Art Contest

Hi Everyone,
Below are the award winning entries in our team CTMH art contest. Enjoy! If you have any questions or need to know what products were used, please email me. Be sure you see them all!

God's blessings,
Susan Tomaino

Robyn Tuckett created this First Place award winning 12 X 12 double page layout.

Using our new Expedition page kit, stamps, and embellishments, this layout shows off the great pictures from the San Diego Zoo!

This first place award winning Circle Tag book was created by Debi Squires. The cover is created as a "shaker window" front. Under the word "zoo" you can see the cute animal confetti!

This is the front side of Debi Squires First Place Circle Tag book. This book was created using our new Expedition paper pack and My Stickease.

This is the back side of the Circle Tag Book created by Debi Squires.

Earning a second place award, Melissa Walker created this page and used Liquid Glass over the "Wardens Softball" words. You may not be able to see the full affect, but it's really great!

Using new stamps and paper, Robyn Tuckett created this cute layout of her family at the beach. This double page spread earned a second place award.

Debi Squires created this Third Place winning 12 X 12 layout using some of the most popular colors.

This is Sue Waters book, "Back To Nature".

This is the back side of each page of the "Back to Nature" book by Sue Waters.