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Monday, January 10, 2011


Happy, happy Monday!!!  Well, this cold is really beginning to get the better of me but I refuse to be less than happy!!!  LOL!  I hope you're all doing well and have enjoyed a weekend!!!

I noticed I have a few new followers!  Welcome, my friends, happy to have you and your home so just come on by whenever and as often as you like!!!

I have an easy little project to share today.  I love Dollar Stores because I always find something that sparks my creative juices!!!  A few weeks ago, I found these little 3"x3" square mirrors that you place candles on and a candle holder.  With an idea in mind, for a present for my cousin, I purchased 5 of the square mirrors, 1 mirror candle holder, and a box of red candles.  Here's what I made:

Well, you know me and you know I love boxes, so what else!!!  I etched my cousin's name on one of the mirrors and used rub-ons for the designs, glued the 5 mirrors into a box, and used the candle holder for the lid; I added a matching rub-on to the candle I inserted into the holder -- instant gift!!!
Now, if you were to just happen to ask what was inside the box...

I'd have to say extra candles!!!  And it cost  less than $10!  I think she'll love this gift, don't you?!!!

Let me know what you think!!!

Now the moment we've all been waiting for!!! Are you ready for the winner of the drawing?!!! Well, let's see what number Random.Org tells us the winner is:
The winner is: BEEBEEBABS!!! Congratulations!!!

Beebeebabs, please email your mailing address so I can get your candy package out to you. You can email your information to: audreyfrel@sbcglobal.net

Thank you all again for just being who you are, and thanks too for participating!

As always, I appreciate your dropping in; it's always a pleasure to have you here!!!

I'll be seeing you!


Melissa said...

Oh Audrey I love the mirror box!!! So pretty!

Congrats to Beebeebabs!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Congrats to BEEBEEBABS.. I know she is going to enjoy her goodies.
AND what an adorable little gift. Audrey you have such much an imagination.. I love coming to see what you are up to. hugs

Flamenco92627 said...

What a great idea! The gift came out just lovely. Congrats to sweet Beebeebabs! YAY!

shari said...

Your box candle holder is so pretty, you are so creative. Congratulations to Beebeebabs! Shari (cricutrookie)

scrappin sista said...

Happy new year Audrey, I love the candle box, but i love everything you make! Love your projects and i look forward 2 seeing them in the new year!!!

Beebeebabs said...

OMG Audrey thank you soooo much I just stopped by to see your new project and was surprised to see my name. To everyone that congratulated me thank you so much. Audrey your new project is absolutely gorgeous thanks for sharing your talent with us. I will email my infor to you. Again thanks again!!!

CraftyGirl said...

You always have the most clever ideas! I loved that you turned the mirrors into a box! Love the etching too! Can't wait to see what you create next!
barb :)

Toni said...

Congrats to the winner, and I LOVE that box , so cute .... hope the cold goes away soon for you

Dawn said...

Congrats to the winner!
I am loving this box idea. What type of adhesive did you use to adhere the mirrors together?
I assume something very sturdy and durable.
Such a great gift idea.
Take care of yourself and I hope the cold clears really fast.

Jean said...

Audrey, I am loving this!! What a great gift. You know I love the Dollar Store too, I will have to look for these next time I am in there.

Rhonda Emery said...

love your candle box. congrats to beebeebabs.
as always great job on being so creative. hugs

Shari said...

Great gift. I really love the candle box, it is beautiful and I know the receiver will love it. Love your site, I came over from She's a Sassly Lady.
Shari Y

Christine said...

Hi Audrey. Been a few days since I stopped by. I love this mirrored box; great little project and nice price besides. I'm so glad you shared your story and pics of your mom. It was nice that your aunt gave those pictures to you. What a lovely surprise. See you again soon!! And congrats to Beebeebabs!

Carol's Sweet Creations! said...

Congrats Beebeebabs!!!
That mirror box is so pretty! Perfect for V day ;0). Have a wonderful day!
Hugs, Carol L

just2ducky said...

Congrats to BEEBEEBABS! Awesome little box you put together. I've missed you!

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Love your candle holder! you amaze me with your projects! TFS

Staying Crafty said...

What a great idea!

ScrapCrazyyyy! said...

Great job!!! The etching is such a nice touch!

Curt in Carmel said...

What a beautiful project! I love the etching as well. You are so creative. I'm with you, I love anything made into a box. The mirrors make a wonderful box. You did an absolutely amazing job with this Kiddo! LOVE IT! Congrats to BeeBee! Best, Curt