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!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011


Hi, everyone!  It's a happy Tuesday!  I'm feeling a lot better today, thank God.  It's still extremely hot but I can deal with the heat much better with no aches, pains, or throbs accompaning it... lol!  I hope you're all well... and keeping cool.

Wow, did everyone notice I'm at 350 followers!!!  Guess that means blog candy is coming soon!!!  Welcome to my new followers, and welcome as a family-friend!  I hope I can find you to personally say "thank you" for choosing to follow me, and maybe becoming a follower of yours too!  And, remember, you're always at home when you drop by here!

By now you should all know how much I love boxes and making them!!! I'm just not really completely satisfied with crafting unless somewhere along the way I do a box!!!  So, as I've just been itching to do one, last night I did this candy box I'm sharing with you::

The inside box lid has an envelope attached that holds a note card where you can pen a thank you, a to/from, or whatever you desire to note:

Here's the matching note card inside the envelope:

I used a 12"x24" sheet of cardstock for this box, and it measures about 6"x 3.75" and is about 3" deep, so it can hold a lot of candy (or even cookies).  I used my hand-drawn draft to construct this box -- which trust me took many trials and errors to draw it right and get it to come together properly.  And, yes, I even had to hand cut it out --- ughhhh!!!  This is the part I always hate when drawing out my patterns/templates!!!  Now that I have all the measurements I definitely will do a cut.file for it soon.  Of course there's probably something similar in a cut.file out on the web somewhere --if it's even free -- as it's a pretty typical and standard shape for candy boxes: however, I really enjoyed the challenge of doing my own.

Well, this satisfied my appetite to do a box for the moment!  LOL!   Hope you like it!

Love you all...

I'll be seeing you!


Flamenco92627/ Julieta said...

That is super pretty Audrey!! I'm so excited for your 350 followers! How awesomne! Congrats and thanks for always leaving such nice comments for me.

mforquer said...

Beautiful Audrey! Love this project!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

lol, you are so funny Audrey. I am glad you got your "box fix" satisfied. AND what a beautiful box it turned out to be, and how fun you designed it from scratch. Love it. AND glad to hear you are feeling better.
We are having some strange weather here in Ukiah CA, last week we had a few 103 days but this week we are in the 80's... Have a wonderful day my friend. hugs Sandy

Rhonda Emery said...

this is one pretty box love it

DonnaMundinger said...

hye girlfriend! I'm hanging my head in shame that it's been so long since I've stopped by. the last few months I've been swamped and this month is going to be even worse. LOL No excuse but you have been in my thoughts. Obviously, I didn't make it to CHA. Wish we could have gotten together again. Did not miss the heat and humidity, though. anyway, thought I'd pop in for a few between projects and say thanks for stopping by even though I've been such a bad friend. LOVE your box! You always make the most fabulous boxes ever! xxD

The Archiving Angel said...

Hi Audrey~ This box is fabulous! I just adore your paper selection, the matching little envelope & note card and the fact that you did this all by hand. Extraordinary!!!
So happy to learn you are doing better.
I appreciate you stopping by my blog today.
Thank you for your blog support. It means so much.
So glad I found your fantastic blog.
You are such a lovely inspiration.
Crafty hugs,

Charlotte said...

Audrey, I am so glad that you are feeling better. You did it again with another beautiful box. This is just gorgeous. And I love the little envelope on the inside for a card. I'm loving it!!!

Curt in Carmel said...

Talent that overflows. . .that would be you! This box is gorgeous, and the idea of the little note card on the inside is pure genius! I love that you create your own templates. It makes it an Audrey Original! Great stuff here! Best, Curt

Monique Barr said...

Just awesome. I love the way you just come up with these things. You ROCK

MyCuriousCrafts said...

Ms. Audrey, what a super cute and elegant creation...love it. Very amazing. ~Shen

Mary said...

So glad to hear you are feeling better. I don't envy you with the heat and humidity. This box is gorgeous. I love what you did with the bow! What a great idea to put the note card on the inside lid. You are just so smart, lol!!!! TFS, and stay cool. Hugs

Marlene said...

Hi Audrey, I'm loving your box. It's so beautiful and elegant. I love all the bling and the colors you used. I'm so glad that you are feeling better. Take care.

PinkBlingCrafter said...

Very pretty box Audrey!!! Love the paper:)

Jean said...

Another great box Audrey!!

Sammibug said...

Gorgeous box, Audrey! So glad you are feeling better!

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Angi @ CokiePop said...

Your boxes are always so beautiful Audrey. So glad to hear that you are feeling better too. We are so hot here in Texas.

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Audrey I just love this little box it is adorable! Love the colors and the size is awesome. TFS

ScrapCrazyyyy! said...

Beautiful!!! Glad you are feeling better!!! I love that you created this on your own. I am not that creative. Great job Audrey!!!

just2ducky said...

That box is stunning!

Sandy Ang said...

what a lovely box. bet it'll give your candy winner as much joy as the goodies that it'll be filled with

Cricut Couple said...

Gorgeous as always! Really Beautiful!

Brenda said...

Another fabulous box. This is gorgeous. I love the color palette you chose. That paper is wonderful and I love how you decorated it.
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