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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Monday, December 6, 2010


My box to my partner in the Cricut GIBBS 5 swap has reached her, so I can now post some of her goodies.
Phew - this is a long post!  Be patient with me!

Rosette - another TH die; the title was printed from my computer, and the snowflake punch is MS.

It's very hard to explain this technique.  I'm making another one for my niece's new baby (due to arrive any day!) and I will take pictures as I put it together - it will be easier that way.  In the meantime, I'll try to explain.  I tore out a page, then gathered 5-6 pages still in the book together and glued them together by taking the torn out page and pasting over the edges of the 5-6 pages.  I used Yes Paste and it worked wonderfully. 

I printed out the poem "Twas the Night Before Christmas" and mounted it on paper with torn edges.  The reindeer were cut on my Cricut with the Joys of the Season cart.

The remainder of the poem printed out - on torn paper.  The flowers and leaves are prima.

I used stickers from my stash for this page; I also machine stitched in a zig zag pattern around the picture boxes.

"Tis the Season" stamped on the bottom.  Snowflakes were punch from a MS punch.

I loved this vintage looking paper and just didn't want to cover it up.  I used a pre-made rosette from my stach and cut the scalloped circle with a nestabilities die run thru my cuttlebug.

These boxes were decorated with scrap ribbon.  I also put red dots around the sides of all the squares.
This is another sheet of paper that I didn't want to cover too much.  The ribbon is from WM and I love it - delicate and very pretty.

Embellishment from my stash, and edges inked and layered paper.

This page has a pocket for various Christmas tags.  The purple block is punched with a MS stamp.

This is just a really pretty piece of paper decorated with "falala" which was purchased at Michael's last year.

Another page that I left pretty much the way it was.  The scallop cut from the nestabilities die run thru my cuttlebug again, and the sparkly green circle frame is from Making Memories.


  1. it looks amazing!! Great Job and TFS!!

  2. OHMYGOSH this is amazing deb! What a lot of work too. WOW girl!