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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

HELLO!!!

Hello, everyone!  And here we are at another "hump" day -- which I hope we'll all get over smoothly!

Unfortunately, I cannot present and share with you the project I intended.  Yesterday a friend came over with her 1-1/2 year old grandson and for that one split second that we got carried away on a high-topic conversation, and where our focus was not on the baby, was just enough time and opportunity for him to get  into my craftroom and destroy my project.  It was so funny to see the expression on his little face because he didn't know he'd done something he shouldn't have, his expression was one of pure bliss!!!  LOL!  He had so much fun dismantling my project -- thank God it was only paper!!!  His grandmother was soooo upset but I felt it was partially my fault too because we both thought he was playing with Buster until we  realized it was too quiet!  If you have children you know what that means!!!  I thought it was just too hysterical -- he was soooo cute standing there with that big beautiful grin and as if proudly saying "lookie, lookie what I did"!!!  LOL!  Although my friend left upset and embarrassed, it made my day!  He was such a delight!  It brought back some fond memories of similar things my son did when he was small. I understand how she feels but how many parents/grandparents haven't had these moments!  And they become so precious!  I didn't think about it at the time, but I wish now I'd grabbed my camera and taken his picture!

Anyway, I did want to share something with you today (I'll remake the damaged project later), so I put together this quick and easy notepad with a matching box.  It isn't much but I think it's pretty:


Once I decide who this will be going to, I'll tuck their initials in the bookplate.  The box closure is just  heavy-wieght cardstock that I hand cut, covered with Stickles, and tucked into the gem ribbon to close/secure.  This little project also gave me the opportunity to use that little resin Santa poker chip I shared with you earlier.  I'm still not quite certain it's complete because the more I look at it, the more it looks like it needs something else -- I just don't know what -- but at the moment I like it and I'm going to consider it done!

So, now that I've dropped in to let you all know I'm thinking of you, I'm off to other projects; including the one I have to replace!  LOL!  So, I'll be seeing you!

16 comments:

Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman said...

Beautiful!!!!! Very elegant cards. Have a wonderful day!

shari said...

Audrey your story is too funny! Too bad you didn't get a picture. Your note pad and box are so pretty, I like that you'll add the initials when you decide who it's going to . Shari (cricutrookie)

MsJay said...

Lovely! I really like it. TFS

~BridgetL~ said...

you truly have a heart of gold to not get upset about the lil guy messing up your project. Im glad you can take what happened and smile. Not many could. As always very beautiful cards :)

PinkBlingCrafter said...

Audrey. I'm glad you can laugh about your damaged card:) and yes, I have been there where my son gets into things he shouldn't but you are so right those are memories and something to share with them once they get older.. i would of loved to of seen his cute little face:) beautiful cards!!!

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Audrey sorry about your project but look how elegant and beautiful this one is! TFS

Tanya said...

Very pretty Audrey :)

Sandy from Ukiah said...

I am sure your friend felt terrible, but like you said it was only paper... bless his little heart. Oh it's too bad you didn't get a picture of him. How precious that would have been. AND look at you getting this beautiful box and notepad done. You are just simply awesome.. love it.

Love That Bug said...

Audrey,
I love this project. It it so elegant looking. And boy do I know what you mean about kids destroying things. My son has done plenty of damage.
Hugs
Stacy

Jean said...

Very nice!!

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Love that book plate Audrey. I never see anything damaged on your lovely projects. You are so funny. Your designs are all so elegant. Perfect for gift giving too:)

Curt in Carmel said...

You are such a sweet and gracious lady. What a beautiful way to look at what would have been so distressing for anyone else. Your "substitute" project is beautiful. I love the idea of putting in the initials of the recipient in the book plate. Wonderful! Best, Curt

Ohhh Snap said...

Love the project you are showing and boy do I know what you mean about when it's tooooo quiet lol.

- - Sheryl - - said...

Love the colors and the bookplate is a magnificent touch!
Yes... as a mother of 3 (all grown) children, when it's too quiet - trouble is near. LOL sorry for the incident

ScrapCrazyyyy! said...

You have a wonderful personality...I have to be honest I am not 100% sure I would be able to LOL after that happened...I guess it would depend on the situation. Obviously - being 1 1/2 he had not idea how important that card was. It had to be nice or else he wouldn't have been drawn to it!!!!!

You are awesome!!!!

DonnaMundinger said...

I would have freaked if a kid ripped up my project! (See why I didn't have any? LOL You're such a sweetie! Yet another beautiful project! Honestly Audrey! I don't know how you do it! xxD