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.

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In the meantime, relax and make yourselves at home... you're family here!!!

I'll be seeing you!

Monday, September 27, 2010


Good happy Monday morning, friends!  I trust you all had a wonderful weekend!!!

First I'd like to say hello and welcome several new followers!  I'm so happy to see you here and I do hope you'll make yourselves at home!  Google Connect isn't always dependable when you need to locate friends and as I could not find you in blogland, please let me know where I can contact you to personally thank you for following me.  If permissible, I'd also like to drop in you too!  If not, I appreciate your following and hope you find some inspiration whenever you're here!

Second, someone did request the cut.files I used for my Christmas flip-flop card; I have not ignored this request.  I still have some file updating to get to -- lazy; however, as this one was done already for my debut on TheBugBytes, I'll make it available as soon as my Cricut E is up and operable which, hopefully, will be today.

Third, I was asked if I would be buying the Imagine, the answer is "no", not at this time.  I think it's a great machine but as it is not yet capable of working with DS I have not found enough interest in it to purchase.  I love being able to manipulate and create using all the available cartridge characters, when and how I'd like to, more than just having the characters available to use as designed; so, until it's been updated to work with DS I don't really see spending the money right now.  I LOVE designing!  I know once it's compatible with DS I'll be dying to get it!!!

With the above things addressed, moving on...  Of course I'm still waiting for my cord to arrive in the mail today but, over the weekend, I did play with a couple of resin projects.  The first project I must have added too much hardener to the resin because it actually overheated and warped my project -- sorry it was badly ruined so I won't be posting that horror!  The next project, I think, came out beautiful.  I'm calling it "Roses are Red" (yea, I know, very original; right?!)  Anyway, I grouped together several silk flowers in a glass container, added clear marbles to the bottom of the container, and added resin so that the roses appear as though they're in water; I used a low-temp glue gun and added drops of glue to give the rose petals the appearance of having dew on them:

Oops!!!  I was in such a rush to share this with you that before taking the picture I forgot to remove the plastic tie holding the flowers together beneath the base of the roses!  If you see it, pretend you don't; the tie was just temporary to keep the roses in place until the resin set.  I can remove now. 

Below is a close up of the roses with the "dew" look using the glue gun.  If you click to enlarge you might see it better:

Well, I guess I'm off to find something else to play with until the mail gets here.  In the meantime, I hope you like my roses because I'm presenting them to all of you!!!

I'll be seeing you!


Jean said...

Audrey, this is beautiful!! Love it. Hope you get your cord today.

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Beautiful flowers. I didn't get the Imagine either ... two reasons 1st money, 2nd doesn't work with the Gypsy yet... who wants that? Have a great day.

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Your roses are just beautiful Audrey. You are always so creative, I so love your creations. I hope you had a WONDERFUL relaxing weekend too my friend. hugs

I hope you get your cord today.

CraftyGirl said...

YOur roses are beautiful!!
Barb :)

just2ducky said...

Red is my favorite color. So you know that I just love this! Hope that cord comes in the mail. Still awaiting mine also. Have a great week!

Kristina said...

Gorgeous! If you hadn't told us , I would have thought for sure that they were real!
I hope you get your cord soon, nothing like wanting to use your tools and you can't :(


DonnaMundinger said...

OOohh, beautiful, Audrey! Love the added dew drops. They certainly do look real! xxD

shari said...

Your roses are beautiful!!! I've never worked with the resin, I'll have to try it sometime. Shari (cricutrookie)

Fern said...

Hi Audrey, you're such a sweetie... Thanks for the sweet comment you left on my blog... I will be sooo glad when I retire next April and have more time to keep up with everyone!! Your roses are absolutely gorgeous!! Love the "dew" drops you've added!! Hugs!!!

Vernetta said...

this is lovely Audrey! So talented! you should do a tutorial on how you did this! LOL

~BridgetL~ said...

I actually thought they were real at first. Great job on accomplishing that effect. very pretty :)

Beebeebabs said...

The roses are beautiful Audrey!!