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".

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

I'll be seeing you!

Monday, November 1, 2010


Happy Monday!!!  It's the beginning of a whole new week and I'm so looking forward to it!!!  I'm so awaiting new projects and sharing good time with good friends.  By the way, I'll be having blog candy, so don't forget to check out the details at the bottom of my post!

Before I move on, I'd like to say "Welcome" to some new followers!!!  Thank you so much for becoming a part of my family, happy to have you, and I do hope we'll become steadfast friends!!!

During my visits I could see everyone had a wonderful Halloween Sunday, and weekend, and I'm so glad.  The hubby and I had a wonderful time also, but I'm glad it's over;  I ate waaaay toooo many sweets and I was exhausted by the time it was all over!!!  But what fun!!!

As I've said so many times before I'm not the best cardmaker and I'm so slow, so I've been doing a great number of Christmas cards -- trying to play catch up -- and which is why I've been posting so many Christmas cards.  I know you're probably tired of them, but please bare with me.  I promise I'm getting ready to start on some Thanksgiving projects soon!

Here's the card I'm sharing today:

I don't know the name of the paper, I just picked up a few sheets at Michaels.  For the flower, I used 3 circles cut from the scrap leftover from the sheet of paper.  The lacy top and bottom borders is cut from one of the Martha Steward punch around the page/corner sets, and I highlighted the lacy edges with chalk ink to bring it out more.   I cut out a couple of extra bells from the paper and pop-dotted them onto the matching bells. Because this was my first time attempting to punch around the corners of a square, I started small and used my "test" punch on the inside of the card:

This is definitely going to be a learning experience for me because I didn't find it that easy and I still don't know exactly what I did to get it to look this decent.  LOL!!!

Before, I leave I want to give you the two  (2) details on winning the candy: you MUST be a follower and you must leave me a comment on this post!!!  That's it!!!  Now, there's also a SURPRISE attached to this blog candy!!!  I will be giving away, along with the candy, a mystery gift!  This will be announced once the winner has been determined.  The blog candy award itself is the Paper Doll Dress Up cart:

  • Note:  This is a new cart, however, it did come as part of a set; the other cart was part of another blog candy award.  Therefore, the box is not sealed but, again, it is a brand new cart.
The drawing will be Monday, November 8, anytime after 12 noon CT.  The winner will be determined by Random Generator.

I love surprising and doing these little things to you!!!  I'm soooooo bad!!!  But, I think you'll love what I have in store for you!

I'll be seeing you!!!


TR said...

I love your card. I took me a minute to
realize how you did it. :) And a look
at the close up helps. hehehehehe.

:) TR

Flamenco92627 said...

Hello pretty lady! I love your card. The extra popped ornaments look great as well as the trim and flower! It is so sweet of you to give some blog candy! I hope you have a wonderful week!

shari said...

Audry first off, your card is so pretty! I love how you pop-dotted some of the bulbs and used the lacy trim. Second, I'd love to be included in your awesome giveaway, thanks so much for the chance to win. Shari (cricutrookie)

mforquer said...

Audrey - gorgeous Christmas card!!! Love those ornaments! WOW! Thanks for the chance to win some candy - so generous of you!!!

~BridgetL~ said...

Happy November. Glad you and your hubby had a good night last night. I surprised myself and ate very little candy. Im sure I will make up for it during the week. Love the beautiful card. You always so such wonderful work. :)

Jean said...

Love your card Audrey!! You are ahead of me, I keep thinking I need to work on Christmas cards, but haven't yet, lol. Maybe next week. :)

Love That Bug said...

I love the card you made. You did a fantastic job on it. (as usual)
I need to pass on this wonderful candy, as I already have this cartridge.

Dawn said...

I won the last cartridge and it is lonely for this one!!!LOL
I don't know why you keep saying you can't make cards, this is lovely and I have some of this same paper. Thanks for the idea!
You will have to stop at my blog on Sunday, I have a great giveaway coming up.

Jean said...

I have a blog award for you on my blog.

Barb's Boys said...

Nice job on the '3D' Christmas Card! And kudos on the lace edged square! I know what you mean about the Christmas cards...my oldest son is the worst...he hates Christmas displays in the stores so early in the year, but it seems like that's about all I will be working on this month! LOL, what do you do?

The Cropping Canuck said...

Audrey, the card is soo pretty I had to comment!

Please don't include me in the draw, I already have PDDU.

- - Sheryl - - said...

beautiful card - love the baubles! And that home made flower!

Sherri said...

I love this card....the flower is really stunning!

flowerdisco said...

number one never shows up on random but i will give it a try, lol

WAM Family said...

Fantastic card - love the 3D effect with the ornaments. The lace and the flower just add to it as well. Also thank you for the chance to win some great blog candy.

Oh, one more note: You have a wonderful blog. TFS


Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman said...

Your card is lovely.... love the edge punch. And your blog candy is AWESOME!!!!!! Happy Monday!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

You did such wonderful job on the card, the ornaments looks so real. Girl I don't think there's anything you can't do. Good luck to everyone winning the cart. I have that one, I need to pull it out and play around with it. hugs

lovemypaper said...

Good evening Audrey,your card is very nice love the flower.TFS

sucor said...

This is such a pretty card! I love the popped up ornaments and the punched layers! Thank you for a chance to win the PDDU cart, it's at the top of my wish list!

Rhonda Emery said...

I love love this gourgeous card. wow it is amazing. hugs

Angi @ CokiePop said...

I love the lacy top and bottom of your beautiful card. Great job on this one. What a wonderful giveaway!

Wende said...

Happy November Miss Audrey! That card is just gorgeous. Your flower is stunning. You really are quite the artist. Thanks for the chance to win!

Debbie said...

For goodness sake give yourself some credit Audrey! Your card is beautiful! You did a great job with the inside using the punch. I agree though, it can be tricky! Thanks for the chance to win your blog candy!

Kristina said...

Beautiful card Audrey. A little tip I learned about those punch around the page punches, is that they work best with a certain measurement of card (which measurements should have been included in the packaging) It's so difficult for me that I just use either the border or the corners separately.


CraftyGirl said...

I really don't know what you are talking about when you say you are not very good at cards!! This is gorgeous!! I love the layering of the borders!! So Pretty!! And how sweet of you to offer blog candy!! Good luck to everyone!!
barb :)

"Um Buggin" said...

Gorgeous card Audrey! I love all the little extras you added, especially with the MS punch. I just love your creative thoughts, the special little added handmade flowers, everything is just awesome, as is all your work. I'm happy that you had a wonderful Halloween nite. No reason to apologize about the Xmas cards, it is that time of the season to start getting creative. I'm late. Thanks for a chance to win such an awesome prize.

Hugz, xx


Denine said...

Audrey, absolutely beautiful card. I love it! The flower is adorable too. I never thought of layering the border punches for that lace effect. TFS... Happy November from India!!

Lori Apgar said...

Audrey ~ your card is gorgeous!! I really need to get going on Christmas cards myself ~ thanks for the inspiration!

Jen said...

I love the card you made it's gorgeous!!!! The paper is beautiful too! You always make beautiful things. I always get inspired by your creations. Keep up the great work!

Kingston's Kreations said...

What a beautiful card! I think you are a great card maker! I was working on Christmas cards today too. Trying to get a little bit ahead...trying! :) What a generous blog candy! You don't need to include me because I already have this cartridge and LOVE it! Good luck to everyone else and keep up the great card making!

Melissa said...

I love the flower on your card Audrey. I really need to try and make some of my own flowers. What a nice little surprise added to the end of you post! I would love a chance to win this cartridge for my niece! She is an elementary teacher trying to build her cartridge library and since I already have this cartridge, if I win...it will go directly to her!

You're the best!

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

I am amazed that you have such a variety of Christmas cards. I keep doing the same over and over and over and over again. Don't need to win this cart so don't put me in but I wanted to comment on your beautiful cards!

xosparklesxo said...

I'd love to be entered :) You chose a really beautiful paper. I am a sucker for pretty papers. :) You're sweet to do a give-a-way for everyone.

GabyCreates.com said...

Well, you did great with the punch around the page... I too was afraid it would not come out the first time, but, You did just perfect!! I too like other readers like how you popped some of the ornaments and the lacy punch chalked just added that perfect extra!
Thanks for always leaving such sweet comments on my blog... I am lucky you found me!
Thanks for all you share and congratualtions on your award... and I will go see what you are just creating for tomorrows design!
Oh, and I love surprises!

DonnaMundinger said...

Gorgeous, Audrey! Those popped ornament just jump off the page! Love it! xxD

ScrapCrazyyyy! said...

Hey Audrey! Beautiful card!!! Now you have me wishing I bought that punch at Michaels when it was on sale for 14.99. I don't usually buy punches but I have bought a couple in the last month, as you will see when you visit my blog next time.

I have PPDU - no need to enter me in your RAK - but very nice of you to share with others!!!!