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!



  1. OHMYWORD GIRL!!! That came out GORGEOUS!! They are going to absolutely love it! Your time was so worth it because it is perfectly stunning! :D

  2. I was just passing by your blog and wanted to say Happy Easter!
    This book is just gorgeous! What a labor of love! I am so impressed!