About Me

Florence, Arizona
Welcome to my blog. I am newly retired and eager to enjoy it all - decorating, shopping, cooking, travel and most crafts - paper crafts, stained glass, mosaic, mixed media, sketching, painting - you name it, I want to try it.
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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The Best Kitty in the West

4 weeks old - Oct 2009
His first day with us

August 2010

Here is what I consider the best kitty in the world.  However, in order to humor my buddy, Denni, I let her think she has the Best Kitty on the East Coast, leaving us the title Best Kitty on the West Coast!!

GIBBS 4 - Tilda

My FIRST Tilda!  Colored with my latest addiction - copics

GIBBS 4 - Stamping Bella

Isn't this little hanger cute?  I wish I could make them myself, but I'm afraid I'm not that good at wire work!

I should have posted where I received the instructions for the diamond fold card - still getting the hang of this blogging world!  I found it on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSeWF4eVgGs.  This person (thenorsugirl) has lots and lots of folded card tutorials.  Enjoy!
I'll be watching to see what you create!

GIBBS 4 - cards

GIBBS 4 - Chipboard Album

My partner in this swap has a dear friend who is fighting breast cancer.  They are doing the Susan Komen walk together, so I made this album for her to keep special pics of her and her friend. 

GIBBS 4 - House Mouse

My paintcan and goodies in the Cricut GIBBS 4 swap have been received and opened, so now I can post some things from that.  I love these swaps!

My first House Mouse!  And my first copically-colored  (is that a word??) image that I have shared.  A not so secret secret about me -- I am addicted to copic markers.

Sunday, August 8, 2010


Recipe cards for another swap, of course.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

And More Cards

Cards for swaps

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Altered Clipboard

For a GIBBS swap

Altered Box

This is an altered wooden box that I made for a friend for her birthday.  And then, of course, I filled with it goodies!

Altered Tin

Another altered tin for a GIBBS swap, including a place for pics.  Simple, but I love the colors.

Altered Picture Frame

This was another GIBBS swap item.  I painted a wooden frame, and then embellished it.  The cuts are from the Cricut Winter Woodland cartridge.  The snowflakes include MS punched snowflakes.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Altered Box

This is an altered box which I made for a swap.  I loved the box so much that I didn't alter it too much - really wanted the box to stand out itself.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Altered Box

Box for my partner, Cyndi ("C") in GIBBS.  Her favorite color was purple!

Embossed Tag

This is a tag I made for a swap.  The theme was pink and red.  It is an embossed, flourished peacock which is very sparkly. 


I am in love with making tags - so many loves, so little time!
These were made for a GIBBS swap.  Love giraffes.