Hello everyone! I am thrilled to have you visit with me and I hope you enjoy your stay. I absolutely love company, sharing, and making new friends so I hope you find something here that inspires, motivates, or just pleases you in some way.

Of course, I love to visit and be inspired also. So if I don't already drop in on you, please let me know where I can find you and I'll hop on over to see what you're doing or to just say "hi".

Before you go, I would love it if you'd please leave me a comment letting me know you dropped in! Actually, I'd just love to hear from you -- comments, opinions, or questions you'd like me to answer.

In the meantime, relax and make yourselves at home... you're family here!!!

I'll be seeing you!

Monday, May 10, 2010


Good day, again, my friends!  Hope all's well!

I am still in awe of all the fabulous creations designed by our contributors for Showcase #5!  Weren't all the projects amazing?!!!  I hope you visited or plan to visit the others, Helen and Sheila, because their projects were just awesome too!

Now, I have a little project to share with you.  This is an accordion file  to hold coupons, receipts, cancelled checks (do people still get those?- LOL!), etc.  There is a detachable calendar attached, so if you need to pop this file  in your purse, you can just remove the calendar because it's attached with magnets (one on the back of the calendar and one on the inside of the file box); now you're calendar won't get dirty or torn when you carry it!  Bring it home and pop the calendar back on!!!  To complete the gift set I've made a matching "Thank You" card:

This next picture shows a view of the file opened and the calendar detached; and the inset picture on the bottom is the magnet on the back of the calendar:

I added Black Diamond color stickles to the inside rows of triangles on the paper, but it's really difficult to see the black on black; however, the subtle bling in person looks fantastic and adds just the right amount of glitz!!!  I also lightly brushed on some of the stickles to take away some of the starkness of the white paper.  You might be able to see it better if you click on it for a closer view.

Well, what do you think?  Please leave me your comments letting me know!!!

Okay, now don't forget to get your projects ready for Showcase #6.  The fairies and I are just loving all that you're doing!!!

So, that's it for right now; however, once I get back from therapy, I'll be visiting and blog-hopping -- yeaaa!!!  Which means, of course...

I'll be seeing you!


scrappin sista said...

love it!!! very nice, i also love the colors!!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Oh Audrey, you are so talented, I so love coming and seeing all of your lovely creations.

Treva said...


This is beautiful and I just love the colors.

Lori Apgar said...

Wow Audrey this is really classy-looking!! What a great gift idea too!!!

I love the slide show on your sidebar too!!

flowerdisco said...

what a great idea Audrey...you always have the greatest ideas! gorgeous.

Kendra Hottle said...

AWESOME JOB! Thanks for sharing. Please let us know how you did this. THANKS!

Audrey Frelx said...

Thank you all!!! I have gotten quite a few requests on the mb as to how I did this; therefore, I'll have a tutorial for you guys soon. It is very simple and easy to put together, but it'll probably take me a week or so to get a tutorial together because I have several other commitments right now. But as soon as I can. Okay?

DonnaMundinger said...

Oh Audrey, you always come up with the cutest stuff! Love this, and what a great idea to have the removeable calendar. xxD

Ohhh Snap said...

I love this set! The removable calendar set is such a great idea!!

zopeloti said...

Audrey, this is amazing. The colors are elegant.

PS Love the music on your blog.

MinaAriel said...

This is brilliant and soooooo pretty! Great job and can't wait for the tutorial. Will we need a particular cart?

Audrey Frelx said...

Thank you all for all your wonderful comments! You are are so sweet!

MinAriel, I don't need a cart at all, and it only takes minutes to put together after you determine the size you want.

BeeBeebabs said...


RobinJ said...

Audrey, you totally rocked this project! It's beautiful to look at and it's practical. TFS!
Hugs, RobinJ

Wife2TJ said...

Wonderful job!!! This is so neat!!! :-)

Lodidoe said...

I love this..my husband is a coupon saver and all of the holders you buy are ugly or girly looking. I would love to make him one of these.
Lois Yates

Audrey Frelx said...

Thank you all!!! I really appreciate and love the comments!!! Of course! LOL!

Audrey Frelx said...

Hi, guys!

Wow, it's a surprise to me, however, there's already a tutorial available for an accordion card purse which is basically my coupon/receipt book. I've posted a direct link, if you want to visit there for the tutorial. I haven't seen the tutorial on this blog so I'm assuming it's just as simple to put together as mine was. Let me know if it works for you!!!