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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

AT LAST! A LITTLE EASEL CARD TO POST!

Happy Tuesday, everyone!  And I hope you're all enjoying a wonderful day!!!

I have to laugh at myself because, like a child coming home to play with a new toy, I was so excited to get home, rush in the door and complete this little easel card to post, and share.  It seems like I've been away such a long time and that it's been forever since I've actually posted; I've been so anxious to finish at least one of the several projects I'd started since the weekend.  This was the fastest to complete and get posted!

Now this card isn't glamorous or anything, it's just an easel card but it's the only project I've completed in several days and that alone makes me happy.  Besides, as I'm not very fast at making cards, I really need a jump-start on my Christmas cards, so you'll probably be seeing more over the next several weeks along with any other projects I complete-- I hope you don't mind!!!

Anyway, here's my card:


Unfortunately, I've still got things I need to get to tomorrow, one being I have to take my aunt for her doctor's appointment in the morning and that's an all morning affair -- unfortunately!  However, the medic car she used to order to drive her always comes too late for her to make her appointments on time, so I'm now her designated driver.  I really don't mind, she's 90 years old and although she still works (yes, she's employed as a live-in care giver Monday thru Friday) and gets around pretty well, I don't trust having her on the street getting on and off buses.  You see 3 years ago, getting off a bus going to work, a 16-year old not only hit my aunt and ran, she drove over her legs crushing bones to get away.  After surgery, it was predicted my aunt would never walk again but although she has rods in both legs, she's one very, very feisty woman!  She determined she would not sit at home and "dry rot" as she calls it, so she got up, started walking, and requested her agency arrange a patient for her to tend to close to home.  Before you ask, no, the family couldn't stop her eventhough we insisted and threatened!  She's a dear and I believe working is what keeps her motivated and going strong!  So, we all gave in.  Now, I just try to be watchful of her and keep her happy.  The family does take comfort in that the lady she cares for only lives several blocks from my aunt's home and everyone in the neighborhood knows them, and watches out for them and my aunt's coming and going.  For her to travel further outside her area -- on buses -- would make me too uncomfortable.  But she'd try and dare anyone to stop her!!!  LOL!!!

After that I have another errand, so I can't promise I'll have a project tomorrow (although I'll really try to finish another one); however, I will have my debut on Thursday over at Pam's blog and I'm hoping you will all join me for there for that.

In the meantime, hugs and...

I'll be seeing you!

21 comments:

Debbie said...

Audrey this is beautiful! Love the trim, It's so elegant! Your aunt is luck to have you around to help out. I've been having to do the same lately with my mom.

ScrapCrazyyyy! said...

Beautiful card!!! Love the new blog design.

How nice of you to take your aunt to her appointment. My mom always did that for my grandparents and one of her aunts. It is an all morning affair - she is sooo lucky to have you as a niece.

Take care!!!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Oh Audrey this is just beautiful.. I hope you don't mind if I scraplift it. I tried several times to leave a comment on your earlier post and it kept bouncing me off..:-(
You are definitely missed, but family is so important. Glad your Aunt has you to help her out.
Life just seems to get in the way sometimes. But so glad you take a few minutes to let us know you are ok.. we do worry about you when you are missing from your blog. Sending you love and hugs

shari said...

Your card is really pretty. I know how life gets in the way. Shari (cricutrookie)

Cokie Pop Paper Boutique said...

Wow Audrey...this is GEORGEOUS! Love it. I have not tried an easel card yet. You have given me inspiration.

Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman said...

wow..... love it! It is so elegant and gorgeous! Love your new blog look and the pictures of you and your hubby and Buster are precious. Your aunt is so blessed to have you around, I am sure she appreciates you very much. Take care!

Dawn said...

This is such a glamorous card! I love the trim so much. I love to do cards that have the dimension also,this one is just beautiful. I think this will be a special card to put out as decoration, don't you?
I just knew you were a caretaker, how special that your Aunt is active and not dry rotting, many could follow her example.

Ohhh Snap said...

Beautiful card! I love easel cards. Your Aunt sounds like a wonderful woman and very determined. TFS :D

Ladybug said...

Gorgeous card, Audrey! Sorry I haven't been around much. Life got in the way. :-(

I see you've changed your blog look. Very nice!!

Gonna go and check out your prev. posts now.

Jean said...

Love this card. I need to start working on my Christmas cards, but I guess I need to finish up my list of Halloween projects first, lol. I know how you feel, I have been out of the house all day and had no time for crafting, but I am hoping to get some stuff done tomorrow.

- - Sheryl - - said...

absolutely stunning

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Such a beautiful card, so elegant. Love all the gold! Your aunt must be a wonderful lady like you! TFS

Michelle said...

I sure hope this post works because I commented on stuff earlier and it didn't take! I love love LOVE this card! It is sooooo elegant and beautiful! Nicely done!

just2ducky said...

First of all - Just a little easel card? Thats gorgeous!!! And I have yet to make one. You amaze me!!!

And about your aunt - GOOD FOR HER!!! I highly encourage her to be up walking if she can. And I think that you should encourage her as well. Just make sure someone is with her. I have 2 rods going down the length of my spine so I can completely understand this dilemma. If she is able to walk, its really better for her. The longer you sit there, the stiffer you get and the harder it gets. It won't be painfree and it won't be easy for her. But I applaud her gusto and really, its better for her if she can. Give her a big ol' hug from me and tell her how proud I am of her. Hugs Kristie

Barb's Boys said...

Wow, fancy! Beautiful card.

Rose said...

girl this is beautiful !!! so glad to see you had a bit of time to create and relax :) love the new look of your blog!!

Love That Bug said...

Audrey,
You are not only talented but also very sweet. So glad to hear that your Aunt is ok, and conrats to her for staying active.
Love your card
Hugs
Stacy

CraftyGirl said...

Keep these Christmas cards coming!! i need some serious inspiration in this department!! lol!!
Barb :)

flowerdisco said...

audrey...i just love how you say you do not make nice cards...what is this then? what do you call this beauty, uh? and God bless your aunt. i wish i still move if i reach her age, lol

Sherri said...

Oh, how gorgeous!!! Love the music paper and that pretty bow! Simple, no! Beautiful, yes!

DonnaMundinger said...

Oh this is breathtaking, Audrey! Truly beautiful! And your Aunt sounds like quite the inspiration. You go girl! xxD