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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Wednesday, January 5, 2011


OK, be patient with me!!  This will be lots of pics ... My niece is having a baby girl - TODAY - I got up to a message that she is in labor and about ready to deliver.  And I just finished her book yesterday!  She is the sweetest person in the world and has had such a hard time carrying a pregnancy to full term, so this new little baby girl is sooooo loved already! 
For this album, I took a book of nursery rhymes and altered it.  I left the cover as it was cuz I liked it.  I tore out quite a few pages, then glued some together.  I ran a line of glue with my hot glue gun, then folded the two pages together - this helps the book stay together.  Then I bunched up about 10 pages and put them together by gluing one of the pages that I had torn out back on the pages -- very hard to explain, really easy to do -- hopefully the pics will explain!


This phrase was cut from the Heritage cart, and of course stickled!!

I love tags and use them wherever possible.  I made some of these, and some I received in swaps.

Oval scallop cut with nestability die
Birdhouse cut from SYI, rosette cut with TH rosette die

Both picture mats were edged with MS punches; prima butterflies

The butterfly borders cut from Paper Pups and stickled!

baby prima flowers!