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I'll be seeing you!

Monday, August 1, 2011


Happy Monday, everyone!!!  I prayed I'd find you well, happy, and crafting, and I believe in my prayers!!!

Other than being uncomfortably hot, I'm feeling a bit better; although I did get up and made an appointment to see my doctor!  My appointment is Wednesday morning -- better safe than sorry!!!

If you haven't heard, we're having another day with a heat index in the 100's -- phew!!!  I'm sure it's probably hot where you are too but I certainly hope you're handling it better than I am.  I don't even feel like crafting and that's NOT good --  but I've been trying; I love my playtime!!!  Lol!!!

I've got a card to share that I saw at CHA Supershow.  I think I've seen this maybe once somewhere in our blogland neighborhood recently, but I'm sure; and, if so, I can't remember where or who did it.  Anyway, although done easel cards, and have seen a few double-twisted easel cards, I'd never seen a triple one before and I just knew I had to try one.  I pretty much figured it out by "aggressively" examining the one on display at the supershow at one of the booths!  I was trying to look conspicuous while trying to figure it out but I think they knew what I was doing!  LOL!!!  Anyway, it simple and, if this isn't the right fold, it looks right and works for me!!!  Here it is:

Isn't this too cool?!!!  If you want to know how I did it, I'd be glad to do a quick tutorial -- let me know!!!  It's really easy!

Okay, now I'll move forward to the winner of the giveaway!  Random.org. selected  #6:

This means.., CONGRATULATIONS,  Shari!!!   You've won the the stamp!!!  Please email me your address to audreyfrel@sbcglobal.net and I'll get it off to you in a jiffy!!!

Thank you all for participating and, in advance, I'll wish you luck on the next blog candy -- hint-hint!!!  YES, I have another little something coming up for you very, very soon!!!  It'll be within the next few days, but I want to be a rascal and not say just when right now, so check back in!!!

Thanks for stopping by!  Hope you like my card!!!

I'll be seeing you!


Flamenco92627/ Julieta said...

That is so pretty! I sure can't figure it out.

MyCuriousCrafts said...

Hi Audrey, what an awesome card...love it. I have got to try this. Thanks for the inspiration. ~Shen

Dawnll said...

Can't say I have ever sen a triple easel before- I love anything interactive.
Congrats to your winner

ScrapCrazyyyy! said...

Audrey, wonderful card! Sorry I missed your give away, I havent been online in a few days. Thanks for all the tips from CHA!

Its hot out there, drinks lots of water!

Hubby says hello :-)

Kate said...

What an amazing card! I've never seen such a design before. I'm always in for a delightful surprise when I visit your blog!

CraftyGirl said...

Beautiful card! I love all the bling you added! Hope you can stay cool until this hot streak ends!

barb :)

Sandy from Ukiah said...

I am glad to hear you are going to the doctor... yes, you have had that migraine way to long. Love love your card... you are so funny, I am sure they do what you were doing.. lol.. hugs

Jean said...

This card is great, I love the folds. Glad to hear you are feeling a little better today. It is so hot here that it is just miserable, I am hoping it will cool down soon.

Besthobbyeva said...

I am so glad you are feeling better!! Thank goodness, and you are right, better to be safe!!

I love this card and am so impressed you could figure it out, I could never figure it out on my own!!


Treva said...

Yes, it is quite cool and cute of course.

Congrats to Shari!

Staying Crafty said...

How fancy! Very cool looking :) Never seen one before. Hope the doc has only good things to say and you continue to feel better.

Terry Oulboub said...

This is gorgeous Audrey! A nice platform for a triple easel card - how clever is that! ;-) Yeah this heat is something I'm not fond of here on the east coast. I am glad you went to the doctor to get an assessment of what is ailing ya...not good to be on the down side...do take care of yourself, my dear!

Susan said...

That is a great card. How clever of you to figure it out! Glad you are doing better. It is hot here, too. Today it is supposed to hit 110 again (and that is before the heat index). Can't remember why I thought it would be a good idea to live in Kansas!

DonnaMundinger said...

Audrey, this is just beautiful! I've seen a few of these but have never given one a try. Your colors are spectacular! I'm inspired now, for sure! xxD

Gail said...

Hi Audrey.
Beautiful card. Pls share. I will check back

girlia said...

Great job on the card. Congratulations to the winner

Susan said...

Oh what a neat card Audrey! I haven't seen these before so if you do post instructions you will have one friend who will be taking notes for sure! {hand raised} :)

If I do get down to Chicago we will have to meet for lunch! From what I hear there are some fabulous new places to eat, but then again Chicago is filled with good places to eat! This place I heard about was called A Goat and A Girl? Have you heard of such a place? If so you'll have to give me a little info on it! lol See, now I would bet if you had to live away from Chicago for one year you would miss it so much. I've only been away since 2003 and I never thought I would miss living there as much as I do. And now I hear they have a huge silver bean somewhere by Grant Park? Now that is cutting edge! :) But I don't miss the humidity in summer...ick. The thing I miss the most is the Art Museum. I really miss going there. And I miss the people dearly. As I was told by someone when I first moved here, " Us Minnesotans have open arms to welcome outsiders but closed hearts to accept them". It took me years to make friends here. That is one reason I think you're lucky, good Chicago people!

Brenda said...

wow, wonderfully gorgeous. I've never seen anything like this and can't wait to try it.
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