Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Celebrating You....
Happy Birthday!!!

Here's another card I created using my homemade multi-colored ink pad.
It's so much fun to pick out your favorite color combos and make up your own ink pads! I think they come out beautiful. I will be creating another brighter combo in the upcoming week too so be sure to check back again for more!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Getting to know you :)

I always endeavor in my business more than anything to 'keep it personal'.
I want my customers to feel connected to me and know that I care about them.
I love seeing their personal growth and watching their families live through their photographs.

Going a little bit deeper into keeping it personal I thought I would create a fun lil' survey for us all to do that would help me get to know you even more and personalize your gifts and prizes too! I have already done the survey so you can get to know me better and now I want to hear from you! Once you've completed the survey, simply email me your answers to be entered into
a drawing for some wonderful stampin' up goodies!

My email address is: chrisanntomasso@gmail.com
Please put "GETTING TO KNOW YOU" in the subject line so it catches my attention!

Have fun and hope you win!!!
(The winner will be drawn and announced on Saturday, September 27th)

Friday, September 19, 2014

Having a Cinderella Moment
with My Paper Pumpkin...

Everyone has heard the story of Cinderella and how in just moments her life was changed... bibbidy-bobbidy-boo! Off to the ball in a pumpkin and nothing was ever the same again!

Well, even though some of you may already have your princes (I know I sure do!) and others are still waiting for Prince Charming which I have NO control over - I CAN offer you the pumpkin! MY PAPER PUMPKIN that is!

In just moments you'll receive a special box of lil' treasures from Stampin' Up! in your mail box and have everything you need to create beautiful cards, albums, banners, gift bags, treat sacks, etc...

Now here's the 'grand ball' part! Become my treasured My Paper Pumpkin subscriber and you'll be invited to my special My Paper Pumpkin Pajama Party each month! This is a FREE EVENT for My Paper Pumpkin subscribers only, to enjoy sinful desserts and really have fun embellishing their kits with use of all my tools and ideas from other projects completed, drawings, etc!!! 

Here's a picture of My Paper Pumpkin kit (embellished at my pajama party) from August... we sure had a great time, oh yeah!!! And, I still have a LOT of goodies left over for more cards and goodies too!

September My Paper Pumpkin kits are already on the way from Stampin' Up!
I'm getting one... are you?

Here are the options for getting your very own "pumpkin" and an invitation to the "grand ball"...



Click on My Paper Pumpkin to go to my website and place your order. Fill out your information and credit card information, and select ChrisAnn Tomasso as your demonstrator. As soon as I've received the email confirmation from Stampin' Up that you've joined I'll send you your very own invitation to our pajama party to come play!

So what was the Cinderella moment? I'm sure you've guessed it by now!
It's getting a pumpkin in the mail and my life is definitely not the same after getting HAPPY MAIL EVERY MONTH now instead of just bills!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Treasure Hunt Blog Hop Starts September 1st...

Enter to win a GRAND PRIZE!!!

If you are an active Stampin Up Demonstrator and on Stampin Connection
there is still time to participate in the Treasure Hunt Blog Hop...

If you are a customer
and LOVE Stampin' Up! products
then visit the links below and 
keep track of each clue and where you found it!
You will need a clue
 from each blog listed below
to enter the drawing for 
the Grand Prize!

My clue for this blog only is:
"Elegant Butterfly Punch" Item # 127526
it can be found on page # 219
of the current Stampin' Up! catalog
and is only $15.95 for this beautiful punch!

2014 LNS Fall Treasure Hunt Blog Participants

  1.     Sherrill Graff, NV-US – http://latenitestampinwithsherrill.blogspot.com
  2.      Sherrill Graff, NV-US – http://parttimepapercraft.blogspot.com
  3.     Sherrill Graff, NV-US – http://latenightstamper-stampandscrap.blogspot.com
  4.     Sherrill Graff, NV-US – http://sostuckonstampin.blogspot.com
  5.     Deborah Smart, BC-CA – www.stampandcreate.net
  6.     Bev Farmer, MD-US – www.createwithbev.blogspot.com
  7.     Katie Shimshock, US – www.stampin-shimmy-style.blogspot.com
  8.     Bridget Sandoval, CO-US – www.krittercrafts.com
  9.     Jana T. Secord, US – www.stampinjana.stampinup.net
  10. Misty Snell, OK-US – www.snellmisty.wordpress.com
  11. Michelle McCarthy, US –     http://creativeexpressions.typepad.com/creative_expressions
  12. Rhonda MacNally, CA – http://www.rhondalovesstamping.wordpress.com
  13. Sarah Souza, US – www.sarahsstamplab.com
  14. Carol Gleason, WI-US – www.inkshimmerandshine.com
  15. Diana Carr, US – www.secretlifeofpaper.com
  16. Debi Teague, TX-US – www.inkandpapertherapy.com
  17. Olivia V. Studley       - www.oliviastamps.blogspot.com
  18. Cyndy Ponczek, US – www.cyndystamps.blogspot.com
  19. Patricia Olson, MN-US – http://www.pattiolson.blogspot.com
  20. Mary Lee, CO-US – http://www.maryleestamping.blogspot.com
  21. Tracy Elsom, NS-CA –     http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/tracyelsom.blog
  22. Nora J. Hampton, US - http://craftingwithnora.com
  23. Karina Chin, US  - http://www.karinaskreations.com
  24. Angelica N. Fletcher      - www.redcloudcrafter.blogspot.com
  25. Angie Jones, AUS – http://angiescraftfusion.blogspot.com
  26.  Sharon Tong-Robinson, CA-US –      http://sharonscreativestampinplayroom.blogspot.com
  27. Ann Shafer, US - http://fyhcards.blogspot.com
  28. Angeline Anny, HI-US – http://angiespapercloset.blogspot.com
  29. Laura Simnick, IN-US – http://laurasimnick.blogspot.com
  30. Janis L. Thomas, PA-US – www.letsstamptogether.com/wordpress
  31. Cindy Mitchell-Clark, TX-US – www.cindysstampingcorner.wordpress.com
  32. Christy Minshall, NY-US – http://www.createwithchristy.com
  33. Marie Green, OR-US – http://www.mytanglewoodcottage.com/
  34. Lisa Tyndall, US – http://lisatstamps.blogspot.com
  35. Valerie Malkus, NY-US - www.valstamps.typepad.com
  36. Cheryl Laxton,
  37. Billie Moan, US – www.ramblingrosestudio.com
  38. Becky O’Donnell    - www.artfulcreationsbecky.stampinup.net
  39. Angela Henninger, TX-US – www.studio31eighteen.wordpress.com
  40. Melanie Coverston,     - http://melaniestampsforfun.blogspot.com
  41. ChrisAnn Tomasso, CA-US - www.createwithchrisann.blogspot.com
  42. ChrisAnn Tomasso, CA-US - www.chrisannsartwithheart.blogspot.com
  43. Suzanne Johnson, US – www.gottastampwithsuzanne.com

Each Customer may enter with only ONE demonstrator... 
Please look for one living near you.

If you live in the USA and are southern CA e-mail me with your entry 
once you have your list of blogs and the clue you found at each one. 
My email address is: chrisanntomasso@gmail.com
Your name and address would also be appreciated, 
we will need that information if your entry is drawn.
Have fun and happy blog hopping!!!

Find JOY in your journey, ChrisAnn

Tuesday, August 26, 2014


Of all the cards I've made, I think this one has to be my very favorite. Ever since my husband and I got together, every time someone called me ChrisAnn, he always added "themum" and giggled - he just thought that was so very funny. Well, needless to say it kind of stuck!

This card contains all of my favorite elements - chrisannthemums, butterflies, silver, rhinestones, pink, cursive writing, and just beautiful layering. I hope you enjoy my design. I hope to make a few more in some other colors in the near future for a beautiful boxed set!

Below are all the items (besides scissors and adhesives) that I used to create this beautiful card. You can order your own set of high-quality supplies to make this beautiful card on my website at:

2013-2015 In Color 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock & Classic Stampin' Pads Kit #131204
Black Stampin' Emboss Powder #109133

Bitty Butterfly Punch#129406

Blooming With Kindness Clear Stamp Set  #126422

Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad  #126975

Elegant Butterfly Punch#127526

Heat Tool#129053

Papillon Potpourri Clear Stamp Set  #123759

Silver Glimmer Paper#135314

Very Vanilla 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock  #101650

Stamping Sponges#101610

Rhinestone Basic Jewels Embellishments  #119246

Monday, August 25, 2014

*****LET'S PLAY!!!*****

What do you do for fun? As a Stampin' Up! demonstrator I stamp of course! I love to make beautiful cards and personal gifts to encourage and inspire those around me. 
I also love to teach others to do the same. 

Part of that love for creating comes from having a great place to play in that I feel comfortable in. I have taken one wall in my living room and turned it in to my stampin' place. So, for my first blog post here, I thought it would be appropriate to show you where all the magic happens!

In the picture below you can see how the rest of the living room is in kind of an 'L' shape around my stampin' place, and just outside the photograph to the right is a big tv for hubby too! I love that we can share the same space and work on our hobbies together - it's soooooo important for married couples to have that "best buds" time too!