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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

FATHER I STRETCH MY HANDS TO THEE...

Hello, everyone!  Hope all's well and that you're loving life!!!

Today I have a happy accident to share!  I thought I was going to have to abandon and toss this card because I had no idea of what I wanted the outcome to be; I'd cut it, glued it, took it apart several times.  What I did know was I wanted to do a card for a friend going through a difficult time, and that I really wanted to use the little embellishment I'd made as a complement.  However, constructing the card just wasn't working.  I went back and forth with it about 3 times and was thinking I was going to ruin the paper and have to start over again.  Just as I was about to give up -- almost miraculously -- the card began to come together into something I began to like -- by sheer accident:

(Click to enlarge)
The embellie was a metal frame I found in the dollar store.  I cut the box-frame edge from around the embossed area, affixed a picture I found on the internet to the inside of the blank and filled it with Glossy Accents.  The picture is of a woman with her arms outstetched and reaching towards the sky.  Here's the inside of the card which reads, "Father I Stretch My Hands To Thee... No Other Help I Know":
It was pretty top heavy because I had to keep re-doing it and very carefully because of the cut-out front.  To keep the bottom from being flimsy I glued on a panel with the sentiment (computer generated).  I really like this card and I certainly hope you do to.  And, I hope it lets my friend know that in troubling times there's always an answer.
Yesterday I didn't get back to post a beautiful award I recieved from two (2) dear and sweet family-friends, Sandy and Susan:
 
In accepting this award I must answer the following 12 questions, and pass the award on to 10 others:
Name your favorite color?  The combination of gold and cream
Name your favorite song?  I don't really have a favorite song
Name your favoirte dessert?  Chocolate icecream with a slice of cream cheese cake (lol!)
What wizzes you off at the moment?  At the moment I am absolute wonderful -- nothing wizzing me off
Your favorite pet?  "The" Buster, of course!
Black or white?  Depends on what's blackor white
Your biggest fear?  Living past 100
Best feature?  I really don't know
Everyday attitude?  Typically happy and calm
What is perfection?  For me, I'd say all things in Heaven
Guilty pleasure?  Buying and sneaking in crafting supplies without the hubby knowing it 
When you're upset?  I do several things depending on the situation but mostly I cry and/or pray
This award is being passed on to:
Thank you, again, ladies for my beatufil award!!!  And thank you for thinking of me!

As for everyone else, please go visit ALL my wonderful family when you have time to drop in on them!!!  Just click all of their names to be directed to their blogs.

Have a happy day!!!  And, of course...,

I'll be seeing you!

20 comments:

Treva said...

Beautiful card, love the embellishments!

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

First, I love this card and the sentiment is wonderful! Thanks for sharing this with us.
Next congratulations on the blog award and thank you so much for passing it on to me. I feel so honored that you thought of me. Thank you.

Sandy from Ukiah said...

I am sure your friend is going to probably cry when she gets this... it is so beautiful.. and I love the sentiment. She will love it... I so loved reading about what you like... you are one amazing lady my friend... hugs

Staying Crafty said...

Love your project! Glad it came together even though it wasn't what you set out to make. That happens to me all the time :) Thank you so much for thinking of me for this fun award! Cheescake sure sounds good right now. *LOL*

Rhonda Emery said...

your card turned out beautiful and I want to thank you for the award. so sweet of you to think of me. You have my blog wrong though when I push on it it doesnt take me there. try
www.scraphappenswithRhonda.blogspot.com thank you girlfriend.

Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman said...

wow.... your card turned out amazing! I am glad you did not give up on it. Thanks for sharing more about you! Happy Tuesday!

girlia said...

Oh My Goodness! Thank you Audrey it was very sweet of you to share this award with me. Thanks so much.

ScrapCrazyyyy! said...

This just fell together because you are awesome! Great find on the frame and the picture. She's going to love the card.

Monique Barr said...

First, I just love this card. The only thing I can say is AMEN. Next congrats to you on your award, I do see what everyone else sees. And last of all, thank you so much for passing this on to me.

Terry Oulboub said...

Hi Audrey, you fabulous and wonderful lady! I am just in awe of you and the sensational crafts you've shared with us. You're so awesome. This is a great card for your friend and will give her great comfort knowing you thought of her. It's a treasure to keep. I love your note set (below); it's a great gift - we can all use notepads. I loved learning those tidbits about you - you're so cute. Thanks for sharing with us - have a fabulous rest of the week!

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Your "accident" turned out SUPER BEAUTIFUL Audrey! Love this. And thank you sooooo much for the award. You are alwasy so SWEET!!!! Hugs to ya!

Rhonda Emery said...

your silly only reason I knew it was wrong is I clicked on the name to see if I was the rhonda or not. ha ha Course I know I am you favorite Rhonda. lol

Nicole said...

Love your card! Congrats on the blog award!

Nicole

Jean said...

This is so pretty!! Congrats on the blog award.

Debbie said...

Beautiful card and sentiment!!! Love the frame charm on the front with the picture! I'm sure your friend will appreciate and treasure your beautiful card.

Audrey said...

Hi Audrey
We all have days like this where we pull a card apart. It turned beautiful.

Raina said...

Hello friend. When you get a chance come over to my blog I have something sweet for you.

Raina
scrapwithraina.blogspot.com

lovemypaper said...

Very cute card,congrats on your new award.

Mercedes Pineiro said...

Audrey this is car so beautiful great job and thanks for sharing it with us. craftylady2011.blogspot.com the name of the blog change to this one. Mercedes

The Archiving Angel said...

Congratulations on the award...you so deserve it!
As for your creation...yet again, you take my breath away.
Love it all.
Amazing!!!
Crafty best,
Sonia