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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".

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

I'll be seeing you!


Wednesday, August 10, 2011

IF BIRDS CAN FLY HIGH..., WHY CAN'T WE?

Hello, blogging family!  I hope everyone's having a happy day!

Wow, I have more new followers!!!  Welcome!  Very happy to have you!  And I hope we get much better acquainted... I love a growing family!!!  Please always make yourselves at home here.

I've been "attempting" to craft over the last few days, however, I haven't been satisfied with any of my projects.  I'd gotten close to completing what I thought would be an interesting project but at the last minute I totalled it!!!  From that point on nothing came out as I wanted.  It was becoming increasingly frustrating, not to mention a waste of craft paper and supplies trying to figure out what to do and how, so I took a break!!!  I grabbed a Buster and a book,  and we headed out to the backyard to relax.  Hearing a couple of birds singing and playing, I looked up to watch them and asked myself  if birds can fly everyday without falling from the sky -- why can't I craft everyday without failing!!!  Well..., as silly as this sounds, last night I sat down determined to make a card and all I knew was that it had to have birds-- for whatever/however the reason!  This is the card I made: 

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Now I'm not a great cardmaker and I know it, but when an inspiration hits me, I try... and sometimes I'm pleased!  I like this card and I have to thank the birds for it!!!  The inside of the card reads: "If birds can fly high..., why can't we?"

I hope you like it too!

Over the last several months, I've had several family situations - some serious, some not -- but which have kept me from blogging and visiting as regularly as I'd been doing.  During these times, you have been patient, kind, understanding but most important you did not forsake me.  In advance, I'd like to thank all my followers for making this a wonderful, loving and caring family!!!  One I love and look forward to coming to!  I am so pleased also to be a part of your family of friends!  Therefore, as a show of my appreciation, my next post will be blog candy!  Please come back and join me in celebrating my good fortune in finding and having all of you  in my life!!!

Thanks for stopping by and a great big hug!!!

I'll be seeing you!

31 comments:

DonnaMundinger said...

OOOh, I may be first here! Just clicked on my dashboard and say this beautiful card! LOVE those birds. I know I've recently seen them, but what cart are they on? Anyway, love the cut out window. Quit saying you're not a card maker! This is GORGEOUS! xxD

Curt in Carmel said...

I'm so excited! I came back by here to get the measurements of that amazing triple twist easel card and you had posted again! Looks like I'm the first to comment too! LOVE this bird card, and what the heck do you mean you are not a great card maker! Well, now that I think about it, you are right. . .you are not a great card maker. . .you are an INCREDIBLE card maker! LOVE this card and all the glitter! The colors remind me of a "dreamsickle" ice cream bar. Love this card and the inspiration from which it was born. Had to laugh when you said you "grabbed a Buster". So cute and funny. Hugs, Curt

Lisa said...

Hi Audrey, glad everything is o.k. with you also. I posted also, the reason why I haven't done anything since the last project is because I just got a second job, THANK GOD, part-time. In this economy, it's nice to have extra money for myself. Anyway, it's taking me a little while to adjust. I'm mentally and physically pooped out. :) I'm going to try to start find more me time and get some things done. Thanks for caring, it means alot.

Dawnll said...

Sweetie I totally understand the blogging breaks. You know during my last absence I was totally amazed at the "friends" that still contacted me, sent me emails, real cards.
That is why I blog and why I follow special people just like you.
I think your card is wonderful, and I KNOW you are a beautiful card maker.

Sandy from Ukiah said...

AND what a beautiful card... isn't God amazing. You are such a very special person, who couldn't help but want to be one of your followers... I am so blessed to be able to call you my friend. I absolutely love your card, there is no way anyone would say you are "not a card marker"... you are such an inspiration, and I don't think there is anything you can't do and do "beautifully"... hugs from Ukiah

Monique Barr said...

You need to stop that. You are AWESOME in all that you do. Sometimes we need to take a break and just step back and let the Lord use you the SAME WAY HE USED THOSE BIRDS. Your card is just 2 cute, I am so glad that you made it 1. for me to see and 2. because just so you can see that you could do it. If you can take a ice cream box and turn it into a WORK OF ART. How could you feel that you are any less then a great CRAFTER. As for your family and problems, you have my family here in LAKE CITY FLORIDA praying for your family. God only say YES AND AMEN to us. GIRL YOU ROCK IN MY BOOK.
Hugs Monique
CRAFT ON......

Treva said...

Audrey,
You are much too modest, you are indeed a great cardmaker, and excellent crafter. I enjoy all of your projects!

Audrey Frelx said...

Hi, all! I'm so glad you liked my card, although I don't think I'm modest at all! I really "don't" think I'm such a good cardmaker; particularly when I see the cards you guys make! However, I'm happy you feel the way you do and I appreciate it -- just more incentive for me to keep on keeping on -- LOL!!!

Donna, the birds used on this card is from the Damask Decor cart.

Thank you all for stopping by!!! You are just too wonderful!

GabyCreates.com said...

What a lovely story and card to match it Audrey and like Donna said, quit saying you are not a card maker!
... and I too need to apologize to many for not visiting... too busy with life and creating that don't have the time to blog... my am in the process of rearranging my schedule so that I can go visit my friends more often! Hugs~Gaby

Marita ♫♫♫ said...

Hello.

You make beatiful cards, and this bird card is lovely♥.

Thanks for nice comments in my blog♥.

Hugs Marita♫♫

Raina said...

{{HUGGS & PRAYERS}} I love your card too!

Raina

Marlene said...

Hi Audrey, your card is gorgeous I love the elegant color combo. You are an amazing artist and a beautiful humanbeing. I'm so glad you found inspiration in nature, I often do too.
I think is ok to sometimes take a little brake. I'm glad for you because thing are looking better.
xxx
Marlene

Susan said...

I just love your beautiful bird card, my friend! You are so very creative and talented and sweet and kind and generous and..... are you blushing yet? You have been so very kind to me as I struggle through some of life's little challenges. I hope that your challenges stay little ones and that you find much love along the way. Hugs.

Jean said...

Audrey, this card is so pretty!! I love it.

Brenda said...

Im really not sure why you think you are not a good card maker as I believe this is a FABULOUS card. I so love those birds and the color combo is magnificent. The saying is also great. I may have to lift this one too. Another beautiful inspiration
Hugs
Brenda
Http:.createbyburffrau.blogspot.com

Mary said...

Audrey you make beautiful cards. Talk about mistakes I made a HUGE one with my BIA just wait til you see. However I think I have a fix and after reading how disappointed you have been in projects lately I'll just have to post a blog about it.( You won't feel so bad then) Ughhh. I hope the rest of the year turns out better for you. Hugs and Prayers always sent your way my friend.

- - Sheryl - - said...

this is a very beautiful card - love the aperture and the embossing.

Besthobbyeva said...

Audrey, you ARE a card maker!! This card is absolutely positively gorgeous. I just love it!! So different and elegant!! You did an amazing job!!

Laurie

Rhonda Emery said...

your too hard on yourself girlfriend all your work is beautiful and a work of art. Just remember friends will always be here whenever you need them. everyone needs a break sometime in there life. hugs and you did a beautiful job on your card. ha I think the same thing when it comes to cards we are the alter girls. lol

Nicole said...

Love your card! Hugs to you!

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Audrey is a card maker! Audrey is a card maker.... just keep saying thAt and maybe you will convince yourself the fact that the rest of us already know.... AUDREY is a GREAT cardmaker!

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Wow Audrey..this is gorgeous. And you are an AWESOME cardmaker. I love this. And thank you for always leaving the sweetest comments on my blog. Hugs to ya my friend. :)

Cricut Couple said...

Oh Audrey, This is GORGEOUS!!! I know I say that in every comment, but good grief girl! They always deserve it! This one is certainly no exception! Just gorgeous!!!

girlia said...

Lovely

Staying Crafty said...

That is absolutely gorgeous!!!

Court said...

Very lovely card! Thank you so much for your nice comment on my post over at Shop Pumpkin Spice (I had the burlap card). I am glad you are seeing so much inspiration with burlap! It's one of my new favorite mediums! :) Have a beautiful day!

McVic said...

Audrey, can you drop me a quick line? I cant find your email...
kacee
mcvicwif@Yahoo.com
youhadmeatscrap.blogspot.com

ScrapCrazyyyy! said...

Beautiful card. I love the embossing of course! Great inspiration for a card...is it cooler there now? It is still too hot to do anything outside during the day here. Love your little story, thanks for sharing!

Susan said...

What a beautiful card Audrey. Isn't it funny how sometimes inspiration comes from the most simple places? You do create beautiful cards, you really do. I always look so forward to your blog!

Susan
cricutandgrasshopper.blogspot.com

Charlotte said...

Audrey, This a beautiful card. I love the birds you used. And I especially love that you put one in the circle cut out. I'. at a loss right now for inspiration. Maybe I should go sit outside for a while. I have been so busy getting ready for school I have just not been thinking very creatively. I'm hoping to get back to it soon.
Hugs to you,
Charlotte

~Tammy~ said...

This is so beautiful! Love those bird focal images! Awesome job!