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Tuesday, November 23, 2010


A very happy Tuesday to you all!!!

Tending to my aunt has left me with little time but I am working at both: getting around to visiting with you all and getting in some crafting!!!  It's not so easy to play catch up when you're behind, especially with so many of you to get around to (and most of you are soooo busy creating).  It's going to be slow-going still, at least until I know my aunt is safe and secure; however, my intent is to not forsake any of you, I'll get there and I'll browse to see all I've missed but forgive me if I can't stay around to comment on every project.

I got up today and worked on a project to share with you before I have to leave out.  I hope you l like my gift set.  The gift is a book page marker paper clip:

There's a story behind this set; I found all the scroll designed materials separately, all on separate shopping occasions!  I found the black and white flocked ribbon first, next I found the black and white paper, then the black flocked paper followed by the scroll stamp, and I found the little scroll labels last.  This must be some popular scroll design!!!  Because it's difficult to see the flocking, I've added close-ups, you can click on each image for a better view. 

The card:

One of the labels is on the window and the card is stamped on the inside behind the window with the scroll stamp; this card predominantly features the black and white paper with the black flocked paper accenting the top, bottom and embellishment:


The box:

The box predominantly features the black flocked paper with the black and white as a background.  Another label, which I covered with Glossy Accents to give it dimension, is affixed near the bottom of the box.  Can you guess what the bauble is over the ribbon?  It's a flat bottom marble with another label lacquered to the back!

The gift:

The book page marker is a large paper clip with a flocked ribbon bow glued to it.  The accent rhinestone embellishment is an old pin I found in my junk pile.

To complement the rhinestones on the book page marker, I added detail rhinestones to the box and the card.

I really couldn't get a good enough picture to do this project justice and to reflect how pretty it all is -- so you'll just have to believe me when I tell you it came out beautiful!!!  At least it's beautiful to me!  LOL!

That's it for now!  Gotta go!

Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate your taking the time, and I'll be seeing you!


Treva said...

Yes, it is beautiful!

Flamenco92627 said...

That is so pretty Audrey! It's amazing that you found all of those scroll designs in separate trips. They make a great set.

GabyCreates.com said...

What a beautiful beautiful set, yes it is beautiful to me too!! I love the huge paper clip as a bookmark! (I'm a librarian) How elegant!
Super creative, and isn't funny how we find things that end up matching up at separate shopping trips....

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

What a beautiful gift set it looks so elegant. I wish I had a junk drawer filled with the treasures yours has in it!!!

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Oh wow....STUNNING. Love the pin that you used on the paper clip. This would make such a lovely Christmas gift.
Sending Thanksgiving Blessings to you and your family!

Jean said...

I LOVE this!! The colors and design are great!!

Brenda said...

Wow this is sooo beautiful!!!

Dawn said...

Oh my friend these are all so elegant! I just love black and white and am just starting a project for my son and future DIL for their wedding.
Thinking of you and hoping you are taking care of yourself while taking care of your Aunt.
Blessings sweetie!

just2ducky said...

Gorgeous as usual! Just dropping by to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving.

ScrapCrazyyyy! said...

Oh WOW!!!!!!!!! Beautiful gift! The flocked paper is awesome.

I LOVE the paperclip, it is adorable...it reminds me of my favorite store, White House Black Market.

I just added your blog to my favorite links on the right side of my blog...I didn't realize I didn't have you listed :-0

How is your aunt? How are you?

Take care of yourself!


ScrapCrazyyyy! said...

BTW, I can't believe you had that pin in your junk pile! What other awesome items do you have in your junk pile???

shari said...

Awesome gift, so pretty. Shari (cricutrookie)

Coachfans said...

These colors look absolutely stunning together. My favorite is that bow on your clip with the rhinestone.


Sandi Cl~ said...

Audrey, what a great project! Just wanted to come by and clarify that it is my dd (darling daughter) who has adopted all the children. My dad has been deceased several years now and would be 89 yo if he were living. Just thought I'd clarify if my post misled you. Have a happy turkey day and I hope the best for your aunt.

Terry Oulboub said...

Hi Audrey, I too have been remiss in blogging but trying to catch up so I understand you are busy; especially taking care of your aunt. I love the projects you've made - they are so cute, especially the well. You are so talented - I just can't get over it. I love the paper clip and the box and book mark - the scroll design is absolutely gorgeous and good you found them to match though separate places. Good find indeed! I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!

flowerdisco said...

it looks beautiful to me too and i love that junk pin, lol.

have a super sweet thanksgiving!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Oh I can see that it's beautiful. I am so glad you were able to sneak in and do crafting... You make sure youtake time for you and give your sweet aunt a hug for me ... sending hugs to you my friend.

Curt in Carmel said...

Audry, you have outdone yourself with this beautiful gift set. That book mark is stunningly beautiful. And the coordinating box and card make it an absolute treasure. Gorgeous and so classy. I do hope your aunt continues to improve. Hugs to you and her. Best, Curt

- - Sheryl - - said...

Oh my word - I love this set!!!!!!! Fabulous - I am bumming though - Wal-Mart does not carry the large paper clips anymore
Fabulous - also left you a blog award
Have a great day!

lovemypaper said...

Very nice sets TFS!

Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman said...

Beautiful!!!!! Love it, very elegant and perfect for a Christmas gift. Have a blessed and fabulous Thanksgiving!

~BridgetL~ said...

Black and white is always so elegant. your projects never disappoint. I really love the paper clip book mark and just might borrow this idea for my SS gift.

Wishing you and your family a very Happy Thankgsiving. :)

DonnaMundinger said...

What a gorgeous and elegant set, Audrey! You know how much I love the black and white! xxD

Beebeebabs said...

Very nice and elegant!!!