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I'll be seeing you!

Thursday, July 1, 2010


Happy Thursday evening to all of you still awake at this 11 p.m. hour!!!  It seems as though I'm only finding time in the evening to hurry to get in some crafting.  I've really been enjoying being in and out, enjoying the summer weather while getting in some much needed craft shopping along the way!

I'm noticing a couple of new followers that I'd love to welcome!!!  I hope you'll make yourselves at home and come often.  I love having you, and if I can find you I'll be visiting with you as often as I can too! 

Moving along, I've got another box with one of my handmade flowers to share.  I told you you'd be seeing these flowers and I'm having a great time putting them on these boxes.  Eventually I'll get them all used up (maybe not all on boxes though)! 

This box is an A2 card box and will hold 6 - 8 cards with envelopes.  Now, there's a story behind this box; the cut.file I used was my very FIRSTcut.file!!!  I can't believe I actually stumbled across it after almost 2 years!  I was looking through some of my box cut.files, found this, and had to have some fun with it.  I'll tell you what I mean by that in a moment; first, here's the box:

Doesn't it look soooo pretty?   The paper I used is from the DCWV Luxury Stack and it's sort of platinum colored with gold designs in it.  I added an old earring to the flower, and edged the lip and edges of the flap of the box with gold Stickles to complete it (you know I love my Stickles).  

Okay now, maybe not by looking at it, but this box is really absolutely horrible -- the cut.file, that is!!!  Sure it works, but if you could actually see the cut.file itself, I would be totally embarrassed.  I can't even believe -- now -- that when I finally completed this box almost 2 years ago and put it together I was sooooo happy with it and proud of it!!!  It's not that I'm that great at creating cut.files 2 years later, but I'm a heck of a lot better compared to this one!!!  When I opened this cut.file and looked at it, I thought I'd laugh myself sick it was so bad!!!  But like I said, it worked!  It's hard for me to believe by looking at the cut.file but it does come together.

So, because of the bad cut.file, I have not provided you a cut.file of this one.  However, I am going to redo it and post a cleaner and more user-friendly cut.file of this A4 box for you...  But, like I mentioned earlier, I had to have some fun with it!

Looks can be deceiving can't they!!!  LOL!!!

I'll be seeing you!


Sandy from Ukiah said...

Oh Audrey that is just beautiful... lol.. I loved your story about the .cut file. Yes, looks can be deceiving, because this is gorgeous. AND I so wanted to thank you for always leaving a comment on my project 365, it really means alot to me. I love to see that you've been there. hugs Sandy

CuddlyBunny said...

Oh, Audrey, this really is outstanding! And you must have an awesome jewelry box if this is an example of an "old earring." SO beautiful is this piece!

Also, wanted to thank you for commenting on Crazy for Crafting -- I've been very worried about Cindy.

I'm so relieved to know that she's only "off the grid" for a bit, but otherwise OK. :)

"Um Buggin" said...

You could have fooled me about the bad cut file! I think it is just precious! I know I haven't been visiting your blog lately, but I do read about it on my list. Thank you for the blog award and your kind comments on my blog. Enjoy your time outdoors and have a safe 4th of July.

Hugz, xx


Jean said...

Love the color of this flower. I am also usually up late. My craft room is upstairs by the bedroom, so I try not to run the cricut at night and that is one reason I love my Gypsy, because it doesn't make the noise to disturb my hubby if he is already in the bed,lol.

Cin said...

Your Box is Great But Oh!!!!! the FLOWER is just TOO FABU!!!!!! Loves Ya......

flowerdisco said...

don't delete the old file before scrapping it...you have to journal that story, lol.

the flower and the earring are stunning.

scrappin sista said...


- - Sheryl - - said...

love the flower - love gift boxes filled with cards

BeeBeebabs said...

Beautiful flower pretty enough to put it on a Church hat tfs

Wife2TJ said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! Thanks for the comment on my blog. Hope you've been doing well :-)

Love That Bug said...

Hey stranger,
It seems like I haven't talked to you since forever. I miss my best blog buddy.
I love the box, and your flower is beyone beautiful.

ScrapCrazyyyy! said...

How do you do that??? :-) It is Beautiful Audrey! Thanks for sharing!!!

MsJay said...

Just love your flowers, and I am checking up on you haven't heard from you in a couple of days. Thought I give a shout out!


Lori Apgar said...

Your flower is beautiful!!! Love the earring bling! Your work is amazing!!

scrappin sista said...

Jjust beautiful!!! i love the gold flower!! Audrey, i have not seen you post in a few days...thats not like you, is everything ok?? just checking on you!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

I haven't seen you post in awhile and I am getting a little concerned about you. I pray everything is ok. Miss you. hugs Sandy

oumberligating said...

Fine and nice blog you have! Writes a line to say that I have been here for a visit!
Have a nice summer!
Best regards from Peter Indispensable!

Shelley said...

Audrey this is really lovely. I love your handmade rose!