Tuesday, February 19, 2013


Dream Big!!! The last few weeks have been a whirl wind! From my children having the flu and later feeling sick myself for 2 weeks! My life came to a complete stop! Catching up has been the most difficult. But keeping myself from all the goals I had was the hardest! Feeling bad, guilty, imperfect, and let down we're the feelings I had the last few weeks. But suddenly God breathed life into my dreams again! Today! I am happy and energized! All I can say is follow your dreams and do not hold back! There will always be setbacks, but what matters is getting back on your feet and move forward! Thinking about all of you today and praying for peace and happiness! May God Bless you each and everyday!!


Monday, February 18, 2013


Chantilly-Workshop on the Go! Scrapbooking Guide
I absolutely loved using the guide to help me complete a quick 2 page layout! The possibilities are endless! Whether a detailed layout with additional stamping and embellishments or simple, quick and clean layout. It is all up to you! But what matters is your end result! Your pictures are now in an album displayed and not tucked away in a pile of pictures that no one can see! Yes, that would be me, but not anymore! Join me! You can be a part of a scrapbook group or receive your "Workshop on the Go" right at your front door! Just get started!!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Nancy's Baptism Cake!

 A few years ago, I made a cake for my baby niece Nancy's Baptism. Currently, Nancy continues to be the baby of the family and is so loved and adored by everyone!

Right now as I am working on new scrapbook layouts I am reminded how pictures capture what is important in our lives and gives warmth as remember those times. When I see pictures of that day and how beautiful she looked. Along with the celebration afterwards. It reminded me how much family is important. I believe preserving those memories is not only a gift to others, but to yourself! In a blink of an eye, time passes. But pictures help us relive those moments and keep those memories "Close to our Hearts." 

While I continue to work on my scrapbook pages today, I hope that you take on the challenge to pull out your pictures, remember those times and arrange them on a scrapbook page to share with others. As I have a smile on my face, I know you will too!!!

Friday, February 3, 2012

A New Beginning!!

My Children! 

I wanted to share my reasons for everything I do. God has blessed me with a wonderful husband and children. I do my best to be a good mom, but also someone they can be proud of. I have to say the last few years I have grown and find myself living my life with more gratitude and thankfulness for everything I have. 

I wanted to give my blog more meaning and dedicated the this past year on the direction I wanted to take. After The Angel Company was no more, I found myself struggling in what I wanted to do next. Many of my fellow Angels went their own way and I have to admit it took me a bit longer. To say the least I felt lost!! I did make an attempt to join another company, but never felt right. I decided to take my time and pray what was next for me. One day I woke up and knew exactly what I wanted to do! I knew then God had placed this in my heart and I confidently made the move. I signed up to be a consultant with, "Close To My Heart". Many, many years ago I had a consultant come to my house and demonstrate stamping and scrapbooking techniques! After that I never looked back and I found a new passion that had changed my life! Thank you Shari! Although it may seem that I have made a full circle. I believe it is the perfect place to start my new beginnings!!!

There is so much more to share and so much more to do. I hope you feel the same way about your life! I would love to have you take this journey with me and hope to hear from you soon!!

Have a blessed day!

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Profile: Fresno's Cynthia De La Torre and The Angel Company

Hi Everyone!!!! Well, I have to say I have some wonderful news!! I received an e-mail last week from Megan Tillery, a writer for The Fresno Examiner.com and asked to do an article about me and The Angel Company. I was so surprised, but excited at the same time. It was an honor for me, my family and of course for The Angel Company I am a part of to be featured. Megan is such a wonderful writer and I want to share with you. This summer with such a great "Inpiration Catalogue" that went live, new products, this is an opportunity to see what is happening at TAC!!! Thank you to all my friends, family and fellow angels that support me. I feel truly blessed to have all of you. Let me know what you think???


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Monday, June 14, 2010

Baby Shower Cake

I made this "Baby Shower Cake" for my little sister-in-law last month and I just found my pics on the computer. I have to say my husband stores all of our pics in various places and its difficult for me to find them when I want to post. I can honestly say I was completely stressed when I made this cake. To the point I wanted to throw it on the floor and start again. Really! I almost did, until my daughters stopped me and said it was wonderful! If anyone knows me, they can tell you I am very hard on myself and perfectionist. I wanted to do something special for my SIL, because she is just like a little sister to me. When I married my husband my lil SIL Marizela was in elementary school and now she is married and just had my baby niece Nancy!! Being an only child myself and marrying into a family of 7 has been a true blessing. It has been so much fun being part of the family and now I have brothers and sisters of my own. I really love making cakes for family, but it can be a little overwhelming because I never want to let them down. I took several Wilton Cake Decorating Classes when my daughters were 2 y.o. This is just another hobby of mine. I am all for "do what you love and never look back"!


Thursday, March 4, 2010

Scrapbook 8x8 Layouts

I am going back to my first love, which is Scrapbooking. I had a customer recently ask me how to incorporate stamping on to scrapbook pages. I first created a stamp embellishment so to speak. I used "Wonder and Joy" stamp set from our current issue of Serendipity on black cardstock. I added embellishments to the image and later decided whether to use it as the front of a card, scrapbook page or the front of a gift bag ect.. The idea is to stamp and decorate your image and use it now or later. Several of these can be made at a time and it does not have to be such a big project. I decided in this case to make an 8x8 layout using our Mia Cottage Designer Paper, which of course I become attached and decide to use the same designer paper until it is completely gone! I used Prisma Colored Pencils, which I love, but I hope soon to take the leap in using Copics!

My mom bought me a "Cricut" For Christmas and we have been die cutting images for days now and of course my daughter just told me she was "addicted to the Cricut". I used used a couple of die cuts (flower and present) behind my stamped image. I usually like drawing and cutting out my own die cut images, but this made it so easy. My plans are to go back to more scrapbooking to put my pics on to pages, but stamps are soooo versatile that you can use them for anything!
Remember scrapbook pages do not have to be so complicated, they can either be simple or really complex, regardless your pictures are the real showcase.

Until my next project, "Have a Blessed Day"