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!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


Hello, all!!!  We've arrived at "hump day" Wednesday!  Hope you're applying time getting your projects ready to register for Showcase #7!!!

Oh yes, some of you entered projects but we don't know exactly which ones they are.  If you go to the registration page, there are instructions on how to copy your project's blog address.  This way you'll be applying a direct link which will make it easy for the Fairies and myself to find your projects and know which ones they are. It would help a lot and we'd surely appreciate it.

Now, I do feel much better today, but still a bit off-centered -- I sure hope I'm not trying to come down with something,  The weather here has been so unstable it wouldn't be unusual for me to be coming down with a cold.  But, I don't really feel sick or anything, so I'm going to say I feel okay for a Wednesday -- LOL!!!

I have a project to share that I made for a friend.  Unfortunately, it's for a friend I have attempted contacting via posts and emails; and because it's so very unlike her not to respond, frankly, I'm a bit concerned.  I want to let her know she's thought about and I'm praying she's only very busy working -- that all else is well!

Most of you know my friend, her name is Cindy McVey, and it's not like her to be away from her blog so long without comment, and/or not to shoot off a hasty response -- so to let her know she's not forgotten or simply just overlooked in her absence, I have made this home decor plaque/card for her - from all of us.  I'm going to sign the back "from Audrey and all your blogdom friends".   I'd surely appreciate it if you'd let me know if you think she'll like it:

I had an old picture frame and the frame was cracked, eventually the glass panel broke too, but I kept the easel board; being the hoarder I am.  So I decided that instead of a card, I'd use the easel board to make something different for Cindy.  I decoupaged paper onto the board, then wrote a little saying which was written out using the Plantin cart on my cricut (keep telling you, I love these cricut pens!!!).  I matted the saying onto a coordinating sheet of paper, put lace around it and applied it to the board.  I edged all the edges with a dusty rose ink, and used Crystal Ice Stickles here and there to highlight some of the areas.  I don't recall the manufacturer of the metal letters because I've had them a very long time and the label has since been long gone, but I'm pretty sure there are many different ones available.  Anyway I used them to add her name to the top of the plaque/card.  Lastly, as an afterthought, I cut some corners and put on each corner of the easel board -- not too sure about them but as I've stuck them on, I can't very well remove them without destroying the paper.

To keep the natural tan color of the easel board from conflicting with the colors on the paper, I decoupaged matching paper onto the inside back of the easel stand.  So, now it looks like this if the plaque/card were to be viewed from an odd angle:

So, do you think she'll like it?  Do you?  Please let me know!

Like I said, I'd like this to be from all of us, because I think we all think a lot of her for the inspiration and help she's provided.  And, although I've only come to know her a short time ago, she's demonstrated she's a geniune friend to us all!

Well, that's it for now!  I'll be back!!!  Which, of course, means...

I'll be seeing you!


Sheila aka SassyLady said...

This is adorable Audrey and sure to touch your friends heart! Love the coloring too!

Leigh said...

Beautiful plaque, I hope you manage to make contact with your friend, hopefully it is just something wrong with her internet or she is busy.

shari said...

Audrey, This is beautiful and I'm sure Cindy will love it. It is great to have blogging friend that are concerned with our well being. Shari (cricutrookie)

- - Sheryl - - said...

Audrey! I love it ... what a great thing to do - both re-purpose something and make that for a friend!. So sweet and yes - she will love it. Love the lace too!

Barb's Boys said...

Hi Audrey, I hope you aren't getting the cold/flu that I've had for a week...it's an ugly one so stock up on the vitamin C and kick it before it can latch on!

flowerdisco said...

I was thinking about her this past week. I do hope too all is well. You are such a kind and thoughtful friend Audrey...this is why I love you so much!

DonnaMundinger said...

How beautiful and thoughtful Audrey! I'm sure Cindy will love it. Take care and nip that cold in the bud. No fun being sick! xxD

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [20 May 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria