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Monday, October 11, 2010


Good Monday morning, everyone!!!

I'm looking like I might have picked up a few more followers, and I'd like to say "Welcome:!!!  I'm so very happy to have you, and thank you for becoming a part of our family!

Thanks to all of you who sent me birthday and get-well wishes!!!  I appreciate you thinking of me!

Well, it appears I may have misdiagnosed myself.  It's probable it's not my blood pressure that was causing my headaches and nauseousness because, whatever the matter is, it has developed and progressed into a full-fledge ear ache which is driving me crazy; every time I swallow; feelsl like pins and needles are jabbing me in my ear.  Upon the DH's insistence Ive called my doctor and I have an appointment for tomorrow morning.

Despite not feeling my best, my family went out their way to give me a beauful birthday and no matter how lousy I've felt these last few days, it can't take away the wonderful time I had this weekend -- I just hope I didn't pass anything on to anyone!  My weekend ended with them taking me riverboat gambling where I won about $50!  HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!!!  I guess my winning streak is still with me!!!  LOL!

I did manage to start a couple of projects and got one completed.  This candy-card reminded me of a  small "two-fer" candy-card box I designed and did a cut.file for for Valentine's day earlier this year.  I called it a "two-fer" becaudse it is made of  one (1) sheet of paper; however, this is one I lifted and although I put my own spin on it it's in 2 parts -- a box is attached to the card:

If you enlarge the picture, the embellishment of the front reads "thank you for being you" and was made using the UTEE (ultra thick embossing powder) technique -- yep! I'm back to playing with this stuff again!

Here is the inside of the card and a picture of the candy box opened:

I hope you like it and that it inspires you to do something wonderful!

Before I leave I must thank my friend Wendy.  Referring back to my winning streak, I won this blog candy from Wendy a week or so ago, and I received it Saturday:

Wendy is another gifted "artist" you'll enjoy visiting if you aren't already familiar with her.  And, if you look closely at my candy box project for today, you'll see I actually used the little bird that was included in the set with my blog candy!  Thanks, again, Wendy!

Well, I've still got some recouperating to do and a LOT of catching up, so I'll be with all you as soon as I can.



Angi @ CokiePop said...

What a beautiful candy box. This would be so perfect to give someone for Christmas or Birthday. Beautiful.

shari said...

Audrey what a pretty project. Happy belated birthday and I hope your feeling better soon. Shari (cricutrookie)

Kelly said...

What a beautiful project Audrey!

I hope you feel better soon! :-)

Sandy from Ukiah said...

I am glad to hear that you are going to the doctor tomorrow. You just lay back and relax, don't worry about anything but YOU today.

You are definitely on a winning streak. How fun that your family took you to "riverboat gambling"... sounds like you had a wonderful birthday even though you weren't feeling well.

AND of course I loved your project. hugs

Dawn said...

Oh my goodness I am so glad you made a doctor appt. Hope your better soon.
I also am sure you didn't realize you won my giveaway also. I passed on your info to the company and should have already or will be receiving communication from them
What a wonderful card especially with goodies attached!

xosparklesxo said...

I sure do hope you get to feeling better soon! It is always awful to feel lousy and not feel up to doing your usual things!

Happy belated birthday and I certainly enjoyed your lovely project today :)

Rhonda Emery said...

happy late birthday. I do hope you get to feeling better. I love your candy box. it is really pretty.

CraftyGirl said...

Happy Birthday to you!! (Sorry I am a little behind on my birthday wish... still getting settled from our vacation!!) I'm sorry to hear that you aren't feeling the greatest, but going to the doctor is a great idea!! Hopefully you will be back to your normal self soon!
Barb :)

Jen said...

What a gorgeous project. I love your work. I can't wait to see what you create next. I would love for you to stop by and visit my blog sometime. I just became your newest follower. :)

Carol's Sweet Creations! said...

Hi Audrey! I hope you feel better soon... Thanks for this wonderful idea! I love it!!! I also wanted to thank you for stopping by my blog, you are always sweet my friend! I love reading your comments and it's nice to know you like my work :0). Have a great night!

Sweet hugs,
Carol L.

Kingston's Kreations said...

Audrey you are too sweet!! I am so glad that you got the package and liked everything. You have also created yet another beautiful project. What a clever idea to have a two-fer!! I am glad that you like the set and have put it to wonderful use. You deserve your lucky streak! Winning money on your B-day is awesome. Thanks again for the shout out and I am glad you are enjoying your goodies. I hope you feel better soon. Keep us posted about what the Dr. says. Hugs!!

flowerdisco said...

glad you had a nice b-day and so very sorry you are not feeling well. Beautiful card...and I believe I just saw it somewhere else with Halloween treats in it. too. I have to try this one.

Barb's Boys said...

So sorry to hear you're not feeling well but WOW, sounds like you had a fun time for your birthday despite it all...so glad!

Love your cute project!

Jean said...

Audrey, Love your candy card!! Glad you had a good birthday, but sorry you are still not feeling well. Ear aches can be horrible. Hopefully you can get to feeling better after seeing the doctor tomorrow.

Lola said...

This card is just awesome. What a great gift/card. Are the instructions available somewhere?

BTW, happy Birthday and feel better soon!

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Well I sure hope you are feeling better! Love your candy box. TFS

Audrey Frelx said...

Thank you all for your comments!!!

Lola, I didn't do a cut.file or anything for this. All I did was use a full size 8.50 x 11 sheet of paper to make a card, measured and made the box to size of the card. However, if a cut.file would be useful to you (or any of you), please let me know and I'll make you one. Also, please let me know if you have either the George and or Plantin carts -- I usually use these for the general shapes.

Curt in Carmel said...

I'm so sorry I missed your birthday!!!! I hope it was happy (sure sounded like it was). I was excited to see you like a little gambling too. I LOVE to play video poker here in the Indiana casinos. So much fun! I won over $1,100 playing video poker the last time I was there! I do hope your ear thing isn't serious and that you get over it soon. Best, Curt

Ladybug said...

Happy Birthday, my dear friend. (sorry, it's belated, tho!) Hope you had a great one!!!

DonnaMundinger said...

So here I am playing catch up again and I find I missed your birthday!!!!! Oh so sorry my friend, but it sounds like you had a good one despite your not feeling well. Your box is just BEAUTIFUL!!!!! xxD