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Montina Burt – Cameo Ribbonista

I am in the second chapter of my life!! I retired early from a 21+ year teaching career and relocated from the only place I'd ever lived, Detroit, MI.  I currently live in Lawrenceville, Ga with my teenage daughter and my son who is back with me temporarily while he completes graduate school. I have another adult son who just completed college and is hoping to play professional hockey this coming season. I am a great lover of animals and volunteer at the Georgia SPCA. While I have a Masters degree from Wayne State University in Detroit, my true alma mater will always be Michigan State University.  I consider myself a lifelong crafter. I became mesmerized as a young girl watching Carol Duval on tv in Detroit.  I marvelled at the things she made from everyday household items that were usually thrown away.  I began copying some of her projects and the rest is… well it just is!! 

Over the years I have done some of everything. I made most of my clothes and my family's clothes. I made soft sculpture dolls, candles, Black Santas, ornaments and angels. I did ceramics and basket weaving. I've made quilts and scrapbooks. I taught myself to refinish and upholster furniture. I've made jewlery and more. I love taking an old or unused item and giving it an encore creation. So when I decided to try blogging about the things I make, I named my blog Encore Creations.


Some of Montina's favorite projects are shown below:


  1. AnnetteH

    Looking forward to trying my hand in making my own encoure creations

  2. Samantha Kania

    Wowza you are an all around crafter!! you work is gorgeous, congrats

  3. Renee VanEpps

    Beautiful work!!  Congrats on making the team!  And I'm only 1/2 hr from your hometown – sending a big shout out  from southeastern Michigan!

  4. Cheryl Hutcherson

    Congrats!  Love your work!

  5. Maureen Hayes

    I love that you have tried everything and taught yourself!  That's talent!  Congratulations on becoming a Cameo Ribbonista!  I am so excited to see what you create and to be inspired by you. II am also planning on checking out your blog.  Welcome and best of luck!

  6. Sue D

    Great home decor!

  7. Linda R

    Wow!  Diverse projects!  They're really great!  Congratulations on making the team.

  8. Amy Jones#8546

    Wow…everything is so elegant.  Beautiful creations.  Welcome to the team.  Cant wait to see what's next.

  9. Mistress of Mayhem

    "…encore creation…" Love it! Those wrapped ornaments are darling…reminds me of fancy truffles. I'm a DIY junkie – if only I had more time! Congrats on your selection!


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