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".

Before you go, I would love it if you'd please leave me a comment letting me know you dropped in! Actually, I'd just love to hear from you -- comments, opinions, or questions you'd like me to answer.

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

I'll be seeing you!

Monday, July 18, 2011


Hello, and happy Monday all my blogging family!!!  I hope all's well!!!  AND, welcome to some new family-friends.  Thank you for joining me and the rest of the family!!!  I love having you here and hope to get well acquainted!

I really hope you liked seeing the pictures of my family reunion but I'll soon remove them because as I told you there were some who aren't appreciative of my posting them.

Soooo, is it as hot where you are as it is here?  With the heat index the temperature is 100+, it's extremely humid, and we're under a heat warning here.  To make matters worse, it's going to get even hotter this week!!!  As for me, I'm not taking this heat very well.  I don't want to complain as it was a long, cold and hard winter, but I just don't handle excessive heat well and I'm not doing well having to deal with it eventhough our air-conditioner is on full force.  If you know what I mean, body changes at my age coupled with this heat is just not nice, and is affecting me in a "not-so-positive" way.  But, I still want to craft!!!  I tried to use my Expression but it felt as though I could feel heat radiating from it!!!  Probably my imagination...lol... but I can't get comfortable and although the house is cool, the sweat is pouring off me like a waterfall!!!

So, instead of using one of my most loved machines, I decided to pull out my Big Shot (none electrical, therefore, not heat generating), an embossing folder, a scrap piece of ribbon, a few stamps, my newest love tools -- pearl pens, and some Glamour Dust (although it's difficult to see it) to make a card.  It's simple and not very involved, but I think it came out pretty and without exerting much energy; which I just don't have right now as this heat is so draining.  Here's the card:

"Thank You" wording stamped on the inside of the note card on the front

Inside of the card blank for hand journaled message

Well, that's it for my sharing right now!   Like I said, simple.

I'm still trying to craft despite the heat but it's slow going, so I'll be back with another project as soon as I can muster up some much needed energy to complete my next project!  I'm trying too --slowly-- to get around to seeing what you guys have been up to;  I've enjoyed my visits so far!  You all have been so busy doing wonderful projects -- loving them!!!

 In the meantime, thanks for stopping by; I always love to have you visit with me and, of course, I always expect you to make yourselves at home!!!

Hugs, and I'll be seeing you!!!


Jean said...

Beautiful Card. It is so hot here too. I agree that even with the air on full blast it is hard to get cooled down.

Kate said...

Oh Audrey - this is so elegant! Simply gorgeous! I love the card on a card idea, too!
(Nothing in the mail today...)

WAM Family said...

Oh this is so lovely!!!! It has such an elegant look to the loveliness. TFS


Sandy from Ukiah said...

Nothing you do is simple my friend... but it is simply beautiful.. So strange, we should be having HOT weather here in Ukiah and I am having to use the fire in the morning... I loved seeing your family pictures, you are truly BLESSED my friend.. (and I am blessed for having you as my friend).. love and hugs

Charlotte said...

Oh, I know what you mean about the heat. It is very hot here and going to get worse and the week goes on. We will have in a few days what you have now. YUCK!
I love your card Audrey, The little card on the from is just a wonderful idea. It is like a little extra surprise! I love the shape of the card too. So pretty and elegant. The pearl pens are such a great addition . I have got to get me some of those.
Take care of yourself in this heat. Love you,

Susan said...

Oh this is so elegant Audrey! Very pretty! I wanted to let you know I really loved the purse that you made the other day. I was so shocked when you said that leather was actually paper! I really thought it was real! lol!

And am I hearing what you are saying about the heat and "age related issues". Now, if this heat and these flashes aren't enough to prove what Hell would feel like I don't know what is! That alone should make people want to be good people so they can go to heaven someday! lol

Today on the news the weatherman did an interesting fact that I thought I would share with you. The coldest day in Minneapolis had a wind chill of -44 degrees back in January. Today the heat index made it feel 110 degrees. That is a 154 degree change in temps! Can you believe that? I'm telling you when I heard that I felt a cold chill, for about 3 seconds! You take it easy in this heat and let's hope this crazy heatwave will end soon!


MyCuriousCrafts said...

Oh, what a super cute card you've created. Very pretty! I am a new follower. ~Shen

lovemypaper said...

Audrey, another great creation love it!

Rhonda Emery said...

beautiful card my friend. hugs

- - Sheryl - - said...

beautiful love white on white and the pearls

Debbie said...

It seems as thought your heat and humidity has come my way. Very hot today and even hotter tomorrow. The weekend is suppose to be terrible. I love your card. It is so elegant. Love the embossing!!

Staying Crafty said...

So elegant!

Mary said...

Audrey dear you complain all you want! Yes it was a long brutal winter however you can always add more layers of clothes. This heat? How much can you take off before it is X-rated? I mean really, lol. I can't stand humidity and I understand you are going to be kind and share it with us in MA. Thanks but no thanks!!! Anyway, I love your card and it may be simple but, as usual, it is elegant. TFS and try to be cool. Your friend, Mary

Barb's Boys Inspired said...

Sounds like you're having a great summer with family and friends. Great card.

PinkBlingCrafter said...

Beautiful card!!! Simple and elegant thank you card!!

Brenda said...

This is a beautiful card. I love the "hidden" message. Great job!!!
Hope the weather gets better for you.
I would be honored if you came to see my blog here

Susan said...

Your card is stunning, Audrey! It is so elegant and pretty.

girlia said...


Stephanie said...

Simple? I think it's fabulous and absolutely gorgeous!

Flamenco92627/ Julieta said...

What a beautiful and elegant card! I love it!

DonnaMundinger said...

Gorgeous, Audrey! Love the white on white. and you say you're not a card maker. LOL xxD