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!

Saturday, May 22, 2010


Good Saturday morning, everyone!  Welcome into the weekend and I certainly hope it's a wonderful one for you so far!

As you know, Sheryl  is leaving today as Showcase #7 Team Fairy Theme Designer and Hostess.  I'd like to thank Sheryl for doing a fantastic job and providing such a wonderful theme and project sample for our contributors.  I understand all the contestants had a great time creating their projects!   Sheryl will be back next month; however, please visit her from time to time (her highlighted name above is a direct link to her blog).  She'd love to have you visit and she has so many great projects that will inspire and "whet your appetites".  However, as much fun as we've had with Sheryl and have enjoyed her theme project sample, we're facing a new week, so it's time to move on!

Just to let you know, registration will be open for Showcase #8 on Monday, May 24, after the awardee showcase.  At that time, you will find the direct link on my sidebar for registration and detail information.  The deadline for registration for the week of May 24 is 8 p.m. (CT) on Friday, 28.

Now we come to the moment where "yours truly" will take her bow as Team Fairy Theme/Designer and your host for Showcase #8 in the new series of showcases.   I'm not going to make a big intro or grand entrance for myself because most of you know me, and I'd rather exert the energy trying to get you motivated to show off your talent(s).  You're putting it on a blog already, so share the love!!!  We'd all love to see what you're doing!!!  Won't you show us?!

My theme project for Showcase #8 is for you to create a layout or card.  I've decided on a theme title and it's "Got the Blues".  Your layout or card must include:
  • a minimum of 2 different color blues
  • beads or pearls (rhinestones acceptable)
  • a minimum of one flower
  • ribbon
You can further embellish your layout or card as you wish, as long as it includes the above described items.

As I've yet to make a layout page, I chose to make a motivational card as my "Got the Blues" theme project sample for you to use as an example:

Front of card:

Inside of Card:

Okay, now that you've got your theme and sample, get to crafting!!! On Monday, May 24, this theme sample will be posted throughout the week on the top page above the posts here on my blog for you to refer to.  And, I'll be here waiting for you to register your creations during the week!!!  I look forward to seeing some amazing creations!!!

I'll be seeing you!


Beatriz Farquhar Guzman said...

Adorable card! Love the colors and the size is very nice too. Happy Saturday!

- - Sheryl - - said...

Audrey - awesome card! Love the double pop outs! Welcome folks to showcase #8!
[hugs] Sheryl

paperscissors said...

wow for someone trying to get their mojo together to come up with an idea, you have hit the high note with this incredibly detailed card!!! beautiful and inspiring, i wouldn't have the blues seeing this card!


What a gorgeous card!!

Jean said...

Great theme, I am going to have to start thinking about what I am going to make!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Oh Audrey that is one beautiful card.... I am just so impressed with all of your talent. hugs

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Absolutely beautiful! Love this card so soft and interesting the way it opens with the two windows! Thanks for sharing your talent.

scrappin sista said...

Just beautiful!!!! Audrey, you did a wonderful job!!!

flowerdisco said...

what a beautiful card Audrey, wow!

just2ducky said...

What a beautiful card and lots and lots of detail! Just love it!

CuddlyBunny said...

Shazam! LOOK at that! It's a beautiful greeting and diorama in one! Fantastic!

"Um Buggin" said...

Gorgeous card Audrey, if I'm feeling better, I might try to play along with you. Love your design, and thanks for the lovely comment on my blog.

Hugz, xx


Cher~ said...

What an awesome card. Love the fold out card and the colors.

Shelley said...

Audrey, this is beautiful. I just love looking at your work.

BeeBeebabs said...

Audrey I really love your Got the Blues card it is absolutely beautiful. If you enter it in the showcase you would win. Thanks for sharing. I look forward to see what your going to do next.