WELCOME!

WELCOME!

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!


Thursday, August 11, 2011

THERE'S A CELEBRATION GOING ON RIGHT HERE!!!

Happy Thursday evening, all my wonderful family-friends!!!  And hello to all my NEW family-friends, and WELCOME!!!  I love how my blog-family is growing, and I'm so happy to have you all!!!  I know a few of you dropped over from my buddy Curt's, and if you're a friend of Curt's, you're more than welcome here!  This is Home! AND YOU'RE JUST IN TIME for the party!!!

Are you wondering what all the hoopla is about with the balloons?  It's about YOU!!!  This post is dedicated to celebrateYOU -- MY EXTENDED FAMILY!!!

I don't want to get all mushy but I try to let you all know how very nuch I appreciate you in my own little subtle ways, and if I sometimes slip, it's not intentional.  I really do believe I have the best blog-family in the whole neighborhood, and for all I get from you I just want to give something back!  Therefore, I'm having this party in your honor!!!

In appreciation for your comments, encouragement, support, inspiration, etc., etc. (like I said, don't want to get too mushy), I would love to share with one of you a  blog candy giveaway!  So, let's see who'll catch the "bouquet"... LOL!!!  Here's a peek, but Heaven only knows what will be added by the drawing deadline!!!:


As this celebratory post is a family affair, to be eligible there are two (2) simple requirements:
  1. Be a follower and/or become a follower (follower = family)
  2. Leave a comment on this post only
I have included non-followers in some of my giveaways but this particular giveaway is a gift is to say "thank you" to those of you who have helped build this family and those who are joining on to help build it even bigger, stronger, and better!!!

With regard to this post being replaced by newer/future posts, for your convenience in locating this post, a direct link to this post will be added to my sidebar and will remain on my sidebar until the drawing for anyone wanting to comment to be eligible for the giveaway.  This way, you can come back -- YES -- and comment as often as you like, as many times as you'd like; the more comments, the better your chances of winning!!! 

The deadline drawing date is Saturday, August 20, the last comment will be accepted at 5 p.m. (CT) and the winner will be announced at 8 p.m. on that date.  Random.org. will be used to make the selection, and the number chosen will correspondi to the number of the commenter -- so comment often!!!   Good luck to you all!!!  And..., celebrate good times....  Come On!!!

Again, thank you for being here and for being my family!!!

Love you, hugs, and...

I'll be seeing you!!!

60 comments:

Georgiana said...

You sure do treat your "family" right. I am happy to be one of your crafty friends. : )

Georgiana
Carson's Creations
coachfans at cox dot net

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Oh what a wonderful party you are having.. BUT my dear friend we are all so fortunate to be a part of your extended family.. and you give so much. Someone is going to one happy person that wins this... and we can come back as many times as we want to leave comments for more chances to win... how fun... I might win.. wouldn't that be exciting... hugs from ukiah

Rhonda Emery said...

hi audrey you are so sweet.I am suprised you haveent got alot of comments and names for this drawing yet. love ya hugs

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

WOW that is some awesome blog candy, but we love you even without it!!!

Charlotte said...

Whoa Audrey!! What a fabulous give away you have here. You know how much I love visiting your blog. I always get soooooooo inspired!
Hugs,
Charlotte

Patti J said...

Hello! I'm so glad that you stopped by today, as I really thought that I'd become a follower here last night! That's what happens when you get old...I'd forget my head if it weren't attached! Looking forward to visiting with you!!! Hugs...

girlia said...

Oh my Audrey. It has been a pleasure leaving comments and just visiting. you are entertaining and so creative.

Monique Barr said...

I am not a follower, I am a family member who is just in AWE at what you do. Even if I do not win the AWESOME blog candy, I will still be a big/little sista LOL. Have a fun candy giveaway

Cricut Couple said...

Whoop! Whoop! So excited to celebrate with you... and I love how you put it. Jill and I don't consider ourselves followers... you always make us feel like family! What a bundle of loot! Someone's is really going to be blessed! Can't wait to hear the winner! Congrats on the party and thanks for always inspiring and sharing! Hugs and Love... Bobby & Jill

MsJay said...

Hi Audrey, just love the blog candy and I love a good party too.

- - Sheryl - - said...

you are too sweet - and I love the "catch the bouquet" reference!
You are so kind to your followers and make us feel like old friends!
thanks and hugs
Sheryl

Carol's Ink Spot said...

First I want to thank you for coming and visiting my blog. What a sweet comment you left for me. Love your site and the inspiration you have going here. I have become a follower of yours and look forward to see you from time to time in blog land.

The Cropping Canuck said...

It's like a family Christmas with gifts! Thank you so much Audrey.

Staying Crafty said...

You are always so generous! Thanks for the awesome chance to win :)

Flamenco92627/ Julieta said...

Audrey, you are so sweet! We come here and follow you because of your positivity, sweetness, and of course, your awesome projects!! Have a great weekend, my friend!

Brenda said...

well thank you so very much for dedicating this post to your "family". I for sure love coming here daily and reading your thoughts and that you share such wonderful ideas. You are very inspirational. Keep up the great work.
Hugs
Brenda
I would be honored if you came to see my blog here

Besthobbyeva said...

Geez, that is some prize my friend!! Wow wee!!

Thanks for your soooooo very kind words on my blog. I did laugh when you said you didn't have anything else to cross!! Your words really do mean a lot!!

We love your blog and ALL your awesome projects!!

Laurie

Melissa said...

Wow Audrey, you have a fabulous giveaway goin on and want to take the time to thank you as well for all of your lovely comments and all the lovely creations you share on your blog, thanks for the chance to win!

Susan said...

Audrey: I echo the comment that we are the lucky ones. You flit from blog to blog leaving your sweetness and happiness and love. You feed my soul dear friend!

McVic said...

oh my goodness! and I just dropped by to say HI!!! I have to email you something.... ok... I have to go find your email.... Thank you so much for the sweet giveaway!
kacee

Treva said...

Let the party begin, thanks so much for your willingness to share. I'm happy to be a part of your family!

Mary said...

You are so kind to acknowledge us however, we would not keep coming back unless we could feel the love! Congrats on your growing family! Hugs always, Mary M

Audrey Frelx said...

I'm almost pushed to tears reading all these lovely comments! I already cherish them! How can I not want to acknowledge such friendship?!!!

Thank you for this!

Jean said...

What a wonderful giveaway girl!! I love being part of your blogging family. :)

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Oh Audrey, you are such an awesome lady... and I have to agree with Shelia, we love you without such amazing blog candy... I am so blessed to be one of your blogger friends... hugs

ScrapCrazyyyy! said...

How sweet of you! You don't have to do a RAK - we will still come here all the time, but thank you for the chance to win. I hope you have a great weekend. Hugs!

Sherrie K. said...

Audrey you are SO sweet!! I am so happy to be one of your crafty friends:) What a GREAT party!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Audrey, you are one of my favorite "family" members. Blog candy or not I love coming here and seeing what you are up too.
Hey the boys said they remade the Doctor Who series in 2005. They have 7 seasons and they are on season 3, so they have lots to catch up. I've never heard of it. I was surprised that you knew what it was. Not many of my friends did.
Have a blessed weekend.
Hugs :)
Bridget

Susan said...

I consider it a win to be included in your blog family Audrey! You are one of my best blog buds! And like I tell another best blog bud, there is no crying in crafting! You'll mess up the paper! :)

You are awesome my friend!

Susan
cricutandgrasshopper.blogspot.com

Gail said...

Hi Audrey
Hugs and love from NJ.
Now I am ready to be a guest designer. I am trying to get better.
Nice candy so pls count me in.I admire your work.
Gail

DonnaMundinger said...

So happy to be a part of your adoring family. You are a fabulous friend and awesome crafter, and did I mention generous? Luv ya! xxD

Sandy from Ukiah said...

I must be the only one that keeps coming back and commenting... you are so sweet to have such awesome blog candy...hugs

lisa808 said...

Fun celebration & generous give-a-way!

Brenda said...

Thank you so very much for my Craft it forward gifts. They were both AMAZING. I love how you personalized them just for me!!!
Hugs
Brenda

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Well here I am posting again trying to win all the goodies.. lol.. I am getting a tad worried that you haven't posted in a few days.. I am praying everything is ok... hugs

Cricut Couple said...

All of these comments are so sweet to read! I love what Susan said about crying and crafting... the tears mess up the paper! That's awesome! Craft/Blogging friends are the best every! I would much rather spend time online with friends than many of our blood family members. They are always jealous and want to steal all of our craft stuff. Our online friends only get upset when we become enablers over and over again. Hee! Hee! Hugs and Love!

Amy said...

Audrey, thank you so much for your generous spirit -- I am usually floating through to see your creativity on my phone, but I'm so glad I got to stop by 'for real' tonight!! :) It's always a pleasure to see what you're sharing with everyone...

Thank you also for all of your amazing and wonderful words of encouragement on my blog and the DTC blog... I feel blessed every time you visit!!

Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com
and Decorate To Celebrate!
Join the FUN on Facebook!! :)
Love To Crop! facebook page

Debbie said...

Look at all of these goodies! How sweet of you Audrey!!!!

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Audrey, don't look now but youf blog candy is growing!!!
You are such a lovely lady. Leave it up to you to keep it coming. Thanks for being such a sweetie!

Mary said...

I'm so glad you took some time to visit with friends. I bet they think we "talk" more to you than they do, lol.I'll have to come back later to see what you've been crafting. Happy Tuesday Audrey!!

Savannah said...

What an exciting giveaway!! You are very generous!! :)

Dawnll said...

Oh my goodness I can't believe I missed this post! I must be in la la land...lol
I am THRILLED that you include me in your group of family.
So when can I come for dinner, oh and pick up my goodies?
Thanks for a chance to win

Cricut Couple said...

OMG! I can't believe you added to it! That is TOTALLY SOMETHING YOU WOULD DO!!! Hee! Hee! How sweet! Thanks for visiting today. I am going to send you an e-mail... you say something all the time that I have to share a story with you about... Hope you like it! Hugs and Love!

Treva said...

Wow, thanks for the opportunity to win some great goodies!

Maria said...

Super nice of you. love the goodies
marial302003@yahoo.com

Cricut Couple said...

Whoop! Whoop! Great Party!!!

Anonymous said...

I know it's been a long time, but I am not able to post under my google account. :(

Melissa
www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Okay, let's try this again now that I can post under anonymous!

Melissa
www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Hello Audrey! I was making a point of stopping by to visit you and Sandy today and look what I've found! How sweet and generous of you! I feel horrible that I've been not only neglecting my blog all summer, but all of my blogging friends as well. Have certainly missed you! I shall return after the boys head back to school in September!

Hugs,
Melissa
www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

DonnaMundinger said...

I'd forgotten all about the fact that you can make multiple comments. WooHoo! Deadline is getting closer and the candy is GROWING! you're such a SWEETIE! xxD

Cricut Couple said...

Looks like more kids keep showing up! This party is getting big!!!

Susan said...

I can't believe that you have added more to the already-luscious blog candy!

Pam said...

I am totally new to your blog. But I have seen your picture on so many of my blog friends sites. You are a very generous lady. I have also peeked around your blog and you are very creative. I hope it is OK to comment and be a new follower. Pam at http://craftycards4u2.blogspot.com/

Cricut Couple said...

Don't you just wish everyone here could get together for a crop? How fun would that be?!?

Wende said...

Wow, Audrey, this and you are amazing. This party is rockin'! It would be fab if we could really get together for a crop. Thanks for the chance to win!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

I agree with Wende, wouldn't that be so much fun to all get together for a crop. Thanks for hosting such a fun party. hugs

Audrey said...

Thank you so much for visiting my blog. Now I have found your again I will keep in touch.
I love the necklace.

Marlene said...

Wow Audrey, you are tooooo sweet. Thanks for the party.
xxx
Marlene

Dawnll said...

I am thrilled to come back and leave another comment for one more chance! Oh PLEASE pick me!!!
Good Luck to everyone

Mary said...

I want to get together too and make some jewelry with Audrey, lol. Hugs, Mary