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 Post subject: Nice to Meet You!
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So pleased to be joining this community of creatives. I've lurked for years, reading and (hopefully) learning about cardboard Christmas structures, both old & new. I have fond memories of those little houses from my childhood. I remember my Dad making some for us out of cereal boxes and cigar boxes. I began making some of my own creations last year, using some I've collected from garage sales and flea markets as inspiration. The forums have been invaluable sources of info.

I live in central Pennsylvania, but spent the first 60 years of my life in Pittsburgh. (Go Steelers, Pirates & Penguins!) I'm married, with a son and two stepchildren. I have a Cricut and use it, along with my trusty Xacto knife, for cutting. My structures so far are pretty simple and traditional, but I'd like to try some of those MCMs I've seen. I also enjoy gardening, reading, walks, travel, making greeting cards, home decorating, cooking and music. I worked as an instructor for a community college, an activities director for an adult day care program, an administrative assistant for a Montessori school and a medical nonprofit and at a greenhouse...among other things. Now, I'm enjoying retirement.

Hope to get to know folks as I get to participate beyond the lurker phase!


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VERY NICE, thanks for posting!


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Welcome to the forum!! It's nice to meet you, you've built some great houses!!! I especially love the lighthouse. Looking fwd to seeing more of your work, thanks for signing up.
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Yes...welcome to the forum!...more later!...

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Welcome to the forum we're glad you joined!! Great buildings I'm happy you posted pictures, we love seeing everyone's creations.


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We are so happy you are here. And to share so many beautiful creations on one of your very first posts - very impressive.

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Nice to have you with us! You will NEVER find a more wonderful group of people than right here. Glad to have you aboard! Love your lighthouse BTW. :mrgreen:

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Welcome!
I have 't posted a house on here for quite a while but I still visit almost daily. You will find a great group of people here who are so generous with their talents and skill. I look forward to seeing more of your structures in the future!


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Welcome 'Burghgirl' nice to have another forum member from the 'Burgh'!

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