Decorative keepsakes & gifts for life's special moments

Spring Valley, California | 4 Sales


Decorative keepsakes & gifts for life's special moments

Spring Valley, California 4 Sales On Etsy since 2018

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Debbie Brown

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Debbie Brown

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I have always enjoyed creating. Working with paper is my passion!

I have loved paper art for as long as I can remember. My neighbor, Barbara was instrumental in my love of drawing and fashion, etc. – she taught me how to draw women then I took it from there and gave them various outfits; hence my love of paper dolls began. I loved creating paper clothes for them rather than buying already made outfits (fit better with my parent’s budget of 0).

I am a dabbler at heart, so while I have worked in many different media (including watercolors, acrylic & oil painting; sewing, quilting…..), I have long been captivated by the paper art of quilling. My first exposure to quilling was through the work of paper artist Yulia Brodskaya; motivated by her artistry (and encouraged by my sister), It was Terri’s (my sister) gift of a quilling kit on Christmas, 2015 that my heart. Almost as soon as I created a tiny cat from paper, I realized that I had found my passion – working with paper AGAIN!

I am now a member of the Little Circles Quilling group, and North American Quilling Guild and I have worked diligently to incorporate new techniques and ideas in my work. Inspired by the art of Georgia O’Keefe and Claude Monet, I am an award-winning, self-taught artist and the recent recipient of a prize for achievement in an international quilling (not quilting!) competition.

My best-known work, for which I won a Grand Prize at the Little Circles annual contest, is "Lighthouse Dream Life." This epic work captures many of my childhood dreams and memories: my fascination with lighthouses and the dream of living in one, and the location depicted in the work of Goose Pond Hill, where I played as a child with my nine (9) siblings. The bright colors in the piece represent my sister Cherl Fritz's artistic talent; the irises remind me of my brother Dwight, who still to this day has irises generated from our grandmother and mother's flower gardens. The Lone Star quilt in yellow & orange is a replica of her grandmother’s quilt, while the other quilt called “Flower Garden” is a replica of one my mother made. Both hang from the miniature wooden clothesline that I remember from our backyard, clothes always hanging from it and blowing in the breeze. Feel free to check out another website I save for jewelry and art creations at

Away from art, I am a U.S. Army veteran, mother, wife, and college graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Technical Management degree. A native of Advance, Missouri, I now live in San Diego, California.

Creating keepsakes has become one of my most favorite items to make. Thus this business was created with the idea of providing “Decorative Keepsakes for Life’s Special Moments”.

I really appreciate you taking your time to read my story as well as visiting my shop; I hope you find something that touches your heart. I am always happy to create something just for you - feel free to send me a note and we can discuss.

Thank you!

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Last updated on Dec 21, 2018
Frequently asked questions
What is quilling and filigree?

Quilling or paper filigree is an art form that involves the use of strips of paper that are rolled, shaped, and glued together to create decorative designs. The paper is rolled, looped, curled, twisted and otherwise manipulated to create shapes which make up designs to decorate greetings cards, pictures, boxes, eggs, and to make models, jewelry, mobiles etc. Quilling starts with rolling a strip of paper into a coil and then pinching the coil into shapes that can be glued together. There are advanced techniques and different sized paper that are used to create 3D miniatures, abstract art, and quilled flowers among many things.

Do you have a color chart?

Yes; it is located in each of the listings because I offer an option of customizing just for you. Please let me know if you need additional info on this.

Custom and personalized orders

Customize/personalize/specialize are the three things I do best and offer to all of my customers. Just send me a message and we can discuss it further. My email is I try to reply within 24 hours if not sooner.