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!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010



Hello, everyone!  As always I wish you all well!  My ear is still bothering me, especially when I swallow, though not as much.  I do expect the antibiotics will kick in soon though.  However, on a good note, I had a wonderful night's sleep!!!  As a matter of fact, I overslept and I haven't done that in a long time!  Maybe the meds are already kicking in, huh?

Very recently I acquired a new friend, Erika, and she has just passed on to me another "Sweet Blogger" award:

As Erika is such a very new friend, I am extremely honored that this talented, sweet lady thought enough to want me to accept this award.  Erika is fairly new to our blogging neighborhood and already has been recognized for her talent as she will be joining the Family Friday design team.  Please visit with my friend and show her some love by clicking on her name captioned above.

Now I'm to pass this award on, and I'd like to pass it on to three (3) other new friends blogs who are gifted and who can use some love from us:  Carol,  CreativeHayes, and Tanya.  Please visit my new friends in your spare time.  Just cllick on their names to be directed to their blogs to admire their creativity.

I was suppose to pass this award on to, I believe, 5 bloggers; however, as always the others are reserved for all my talented and creative friends -- please feel free to grab one!

This is the card project I have to share today and somewhere on it there's a bit of aluminum foil:

Can you spot the aluminum foil on this card?  I've been wanting to play and emboss on plain ole aluminum foil for a while, so I decided I'd use just a small piece for starters to see how it came out, and I like the effect!  Of course you have to be very careful with it because it tears very easily.  I used no rhyme or reason when I made this card, it was just something I put together while thinking on something else, but I really like how it turned out!

Did you guess the something else I was thinking on was what the heck to do with this Enamel Accents stuff I bought yesterday?!!!

If so, you guessed right!  So, where is my project using this?  Honestly, I sat staring at this stuff last evening for hours, willing an idea to pop into my head and nothing did, so I put it aside and moved on to my card.  This afternoon, of course, I'm back to staring and working up an idea, so I'll be back with... something, lol!!!

Erika, thanks again!  And I hope everyone visits my new friends!

I'll be seeing you!

P.S.  Oh-oh, it looks like all of a sudden I'm stuck on black and white!!!  Have you noticed?  LOL!


Sandy from Ukiah said...

You are so cute Audrey. I am so glad to hear you got a good night sleep and slept in, you needed it. I clicked on your card to see where the aluminum foil is, I am not sure if I see it or not. But what a beautiful card, I love the look of black and white, I always think it looks so elegant. Congrats on your award. (thank you for you sweet comment on my halloween card) hugs

just2ducky said...

I spotted the aluminum! Thats such a pretty card Audrey! Your crackin' me up with your drive to use that enamel on SOMETHING. I love it. And I can't to see what you come up with to inspire us to go grab some. Cuz' you know if YOU have it, 'I' have to have some too. LOL!

Jen said...

Hi Audrey, Where did you find this stuff??? I look at both Michaels and Hobby Lobby and can't find it... I would love to try it out. Please let me know how it works and if you know where I can purchase this... Thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving comments...I love getting them.
See ya soon,

mforquer said...

Oh Audrey - Love the pop of orange on this card! Great embossing and yes the aluminum is a nice touch! TFS!

crEATive hAYes crEATions said...

Aww thanks for the luv Audrey..you are most kind.

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Wow...that bird is beautiful. I can't spot the foil anywhere. I'm still looking (smile)

Gaby ~ Scrapabookaholic said...

I spoted the aluminum!!!
I have previously embossed aluminum and it works great!
Just found your blog!

Debbie said...

Beautiful card Audrey! Love the embossing! Hope you are feeling better real soon! It took me about a week to start feeling somewhat myself again! Hang in there!

MsJay said...

Very nice card. Maybe someday I will get better and making them.

Audrey Frelx said...

Thank you all, I always appreciate you stopping by and taking the time to comment.

Jen, I did purchase the enamel from Michael's. I think it's a fairly new product and so I'm surprised my Michael's even had it. Just keep looking at Michaels they'll probably have it soon. Or, you can Google it to see if you can order it. Hope this helps!

flowerdisco said...

gorgeous card and you got all of us now looking for it :) glad you are feeling better. I sleep in everyday...can't get up until around 10, hehehe

Tanya said...

I ♥ your card Audrey, very pretty! Thank you for passing the award on to me :) I will get it on my blog tomorrow! Thanks for always leaving me such sweet comments too.

Kelly said...

Such a beautiful card Audrey! You are just so gifted! Thank you for your inspiration!


ScrapCrazyyyy! said...

Audrey, Hope you are feeling better!!!! Love the card, thanks for sharing!

Carol's Sweet Creations! said...

My friend, you are the sweetest blogger ever!!! I want to thank you for thinking of me and for your sweet comments on my blog! I couldn’t believe that you thought of me for the award, you made my day ;0). Thank you, thank you, and thank you!!!! By the way your card it’s amazing! I think that you can never do wrong with the colors black and white, it’s always elegant and you my friend definitely know how to use them!

Carol L.

Jean said...

Love the card Audrey. I will have to try that enamel. Congrats on the blog award also.

The Purple Scrapbooker said...


Could you contact me? I need to ask you something, but I'm not sure how to get a hold of you.


Jen said...

Thank you so much for sending your nice blog award to my friend Carol...it made her day. She has been feeling a little down and this wonderful thought of kindness made her so happy.
I would have sent her one of these, but don't know how you do that...Do you know where to get these from???
Maybe I could send her one next month for another happy. :)
Thanks again for being a very kind woman!!!
Hugs to you,

Curt in Carmel said...

You did a beautiful job on this card! At first glance, it reminds me of a beautiful Christmas card. With the swirly background, the cardinal the red, white, and silver. Just beautiful! Glad to hear that the meds are kickin in! You'll start feeling really much better in a few more days. Take good care of yourself. And OH, BTW, in answer to your question about my Mom's dog. Yes, it is a Shih Tzu named Chunk! LOL he weighs about 18 pounds and is the center of my Mom's world. My 110# boys love the little guy! As a matter of fact we just got in from having a walk with Mom & Chunk. Anyway, take care! Best, Curt

Jean said...

I got your message and thanks so much. We are not leaving until tomorrow, but I knew I wouldn't have time to post in the morning. Talk to you when I get back.

CraftyGirl said...

wow! You make some beautiful cards and this one is gorgeous!! I love the embossing!! Congrats on your new blog award.... you certainly deserve it!! You are such a sweetheart!!
Barb :)

- - Sheryl - - said...

Hi Audrey
Love black and white - very striking. Thanks for stopping my - the ribbon on my card is actually Offray wired ribbon probably used in flowers or arrangements. I got it at a thrift store for 39 cents!!! and when I was poking through my shoe boxes and shoe boxes of ribbon wheels, I had this in my hand to move it out of the way - and thought - wow this is perfect!

Ladybug said...

Spotted the foil, no problem-o; however, I'm wondering what you used on that gorgeous bird. Is it the enamel accents? Regardless --- beautiful! TFS!

DonnaMundinger said...

Beautiful card, Audrey! I've never tried embossing foil. Maybe the heavy duty stuff would be less fragile. I think I have some of that stuff too. It may even be 2 years old and I've never used it either! Looking forward to some inspiration. xxD