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Saturday, April 2, 2011


Hello all you wonderful people!!!  I hope you're all having a very happy crafting Saturday and that all is well!

Before I forget, the hubby said to thank you all for the many wonderful anniversary wishes he shared reading with me from you.  He couldn't believe how great you are all eventhough I tell him that alllllll the time!!!  Of course, I can't tell him anything now after reading what a great hubby he is!!!  LOL!

Okay, well my mind went astray again today!  It was my intent to play with all my new stuff today and instead I got off into playing with wax.  I found an old bar of wax I used to use for for body lotion; I'd forgotten about it and it's now too old for that purpose, so I decided to see what I could do with it in a mixed media type craft.  Last year I'd bought a book on making cards using wax and just put it aside intending to buy some wax.  I still will when I can get the hang of working with it, but for now this was great to use.  Anyway, after coming across this old bar of wax, I ran and got the book -- and that's all she wrote!  I grabbed several canvas boards and dug out some scraps.  Well, the first one didn't come out well at all and hot waxed leaked right through the canvas, so I started another and this one came out fairly decent:

It reads:  "What you do today is important because you are exchanging a day of your life for it". 

Of course, I love the saying and I think for my first piece of wax art (minus the one I totalled), I did okay.  If you're interested in the book, the name of it is "Vintage Greetings Cards" by Maryjo McGraw; there are a lot of great techniques in it but, for me, they will take more practice to master -- if ever.  But, loads of fun!  Now the book is for making cards using wax but being me, I had to experiment!!!

Before I leave, I don't remember who, but someone asked me if  I would to do a tutorial using UTEE (Ultra Thick Embossing Powder) and the answer of course is "yes, it would be my pleasure".  Not that I'm a master or anything, but it is fun, and I think I've got it down enough to show those of you who aren't accustomed to working with it how easy it is to use and how to have some fun with it too; so that will be coming up soon.

In the meantime, I'm off again!  Big-big hug!

I'll be seeing you!


Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman said...

what a nice project, I bet you had a lot of fun making it. Have a great weekend!

ScrapCrazyyyy! said...

OH Audrey, this is wonderful. I love the sentiment, is that a stamp?

Old stuff, new stuff, it doens't matter what you touch, it is always wonderful!!! Thanks so much for sharing with us!


Jean said...

This turned out great and I love the saying! Also, can't wait for your tutorial on UTEE.

Audrey Frelx said...

Thank you all for your comments; much appreciated!

Yes, Scrapcrazyyy, it's a Tim Holtz stamp!!!

ScrapCrazyyyy! said...


Here is my email address...


Thanks for the nice comments on my blog and thanks for letting me know about the stamp. It is a great saying!!!!

BTW, my husband bought me a Silhouette...he's tired of my disappointment in the Imagine. PC did the update so I can use the old carts in my Imagine but some don't work properly all the time. I have had issues in the past week with it not feeding the mat correctly and even cutting on the border of the mat. I still have my Expression and I will still use my Imagine for a while I suppose. It cuts great, esp with the Imagine carts...really wish they would come out with some great Imagine carts.

Now you have my email addy...talk to you soon!


"Um Buggin" said...

Love your card Audrey, and now you're having me wanting that stamp. Your creations are always beautiful and I love that you experiment with so many different things. I am happy that you are doing a video on UTEE! Can't wait to try using some. Have a great weekend my friend.

Hugz, xx


- - Sheryl - - said...

wow - great effect - lovely colors!

Sandy Ang said...

What a wonderful effect with the wax. Totally fab vintage style.

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Oh Audrey.... this is ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS... you are such an inspiration.. hugs

just2ducky said...

What a great sentiment and lovely project!!!

Staying Crafty said...

So cool! Look at all that fun stuff - what cool textures to look at.

Marlene said...

Super cute project, looks like you had a blast. Beautiful.

Besthobbyeva said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Just love it!! Awesome work!


~JulieH~ said...

Oh Audrey that is absolutely beautiful, you are so creative!

Terry Oulboub said...

Amazing, Audrey - that's you to sum it up because no matter what you do, it is always an exciting and stunning piece. I love love love this design! And it's so fantastic that you are not afraid to try different mediums - wax, of all things; WOW! Super, super fun! So nice of your husband to be appreciative of the comments - you really are both lovely people and it's so nice that you give us this ray of sunshine with your talent, girl!

Sandi Cl~ said...

Great project, Audrey! I would love to see a UTEE tute .. I sure need one that's for sure!

PinkBlingCrafter said...

OMG what a fun and great project Audrey!! I love stopping by and checking out your new adventures projects which I love!! Thanks for always sharing new things:)

Love That Bug said...

This turned out fantastic!! I love the sentiment. It has so much meaning to it