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Tuesday, September 7, 2010


Happy Tuesday, all!  So, it's back to school today for all the kids!!!  Which means, hopefully, those of you with school attendees can get back to and have a bit more time for crafting fun!

Before I introduce my next project, I'd like to ask a favor and ask you to reflect with me on the August 28, 2005 event -- Hurrican Katrina.  Several weeks ago was the anniversary of this tragic occurrence and, unfortunately Louisianna is my family's home and I lost several families there in Katrina.  My friend who went with me to CHA, her husband wrote a song as a tribute to the victims, and he and some friends put together this video in memorandum several years ago.  I'd really like to share it with you as my family members, of course, around this time are very much on my mind.  I'm asking that you please take a moment to watch this heart rendering video, it's so beautiful and I know you'll enjoy it as much as I do.  My friend Shar's husband is Les and he is such a wonderful person and truly has a God-given talent and after you watch this video, I know you'll definitely agree.  So, please click the link below; enjoy and thank you for sharing this time with me, and "Les and Friends".

My project for today is this little take-out style box with matching card.  I used a stamp I purchased at the CHA to make the medallion.  I used the decoupage method of stamping and cutting out layers for the medallion, isn't it pretty?

For the box, I took the lazy way out and tore apart a small take-out box to use to draw my template.  However, I think I do already have a cut.file for a take-out box somewhere in my files but I'll have search to find it; if not, I'll do one for you.  I still need to get to all my cut.files to update and revise, and I have some newer ones to clean up; unfortunately I have yet to find the time and/or energy.  But I am going to get to them -- I promise you!

Well, that's it for now but, of course, I'll be back!!!



Jean said...

I love the takeout box and the stamp on this is very pretty. I am going to watch the Katrina video now. That was really great of your friend's husband to do.

Dawn said...

Oh my friend what a beautiful link to share. I just went and watched all the videos and subscribed to their channel. How beautiful and such a great reminder.
I am so sorry for your loss of family and friends. I didn't personally know of anyone, but this tragedy touched me so hard...I am still so sensitive to the plight of all those people. I watched in horror all the footage and couldn't understand why help wasn't coming sooner. I have been in a hurricane and understand the fear.but lord help me I never understand that level of devastation.
I just watched Brian Williams special on the anniversary last week.
There are still so many people that are not back or received much help after this terrible time. I keep them all in my prayers.

Dawn said...

I am always fascinated by these stamps that can be cut in many layers, have you seen the stickers also? I love them because they have glitter. Great idea and fun gift container.

xosparklesxo said...

Lovely project, and what a heart wrenching video!

BlueRose said...

Ok, I just lost my post...grrrr

Anyways, I love your box and medallion very nice. I'm going to have to put my cut.files together as well.

Huge Hugs Kat

Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman said...

wow..... that video is amazing..... It really touched my heart. It seems like if it was yesterday. Two weeks before I left my son in college in Lafayette, Louisiana. First time ever I was away from him! Thanks for sharing this. Also your project is beautiful and elegant, love them both. Thanks for sharing your heart! Luv ya much.

- - Sheryl - - said...

Hi Audrey, when tragedy strikes the world seems to team together in any way possible. So sorry for your family and friends who had to go through and bare the pain and also the aftermath. Prayers to all -- Sheryl

Audrey Frelx said...

Thank you for takin the time to watch this video; having you share this touches me and means so very much!!!

I'll be seeing you!

flowerdisco said...

Audrey I left my comments there too. I can not even imagine what they went and still going through. Just watching the video briught tears to my eyes.

Nice take out box sweetie. Love the flower.

~BridgetL~ said...

What a beautiful video. I wasn't personally touched by this horrible disaster, but my heart goes out to you and your family members and everyone else affected by it.

I Love the take out box :)

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Oh Audrey, I am going to have to watch the video tomorrow...love your beautiful project.... I am off to bed, have to be up at 4AM.. and I am not a morning person... sending you lots of love from Ukiah

Barb's Boys said...

Audrey, what a powerful video; thanks so much for sharing and keeping the memories alive. (and your box and card are darling!)

Michelle said...

Gorgeous!!! You are inspiring me to stamp more, which is something I struggle with. Just a beautiful project!

Flamenco92627 said...

That video made me teary-such a beautiful song to remember through.

I love your box and card. Your work is so elegant!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

I just watched the video Audrey... it was so sad to watch and remember that, I am sorry for all your friends and family that had to go through that. My heart is so heavy remembering. Sending you lots of hugs my friend.

Fern said...

Audrey, I am so sorry for your loss.. Les and friends did such a beautiful job putting together this heartwrenching video..

Your card and take out box are gorgeous!!! Love that medallion!! Hugs

Kingston's Kreations said...

Audrey, These boxes are so beautiful. Your work is so elegant and detailed. I love seeing your creations. I think it was a great idea to tear apart and trace a take out box! I am going to have to try that! Thanks for sharing!