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I'll be seeing you!

Sunday, October 30, 2011


Happy Sunday, family!!!  I hope all's well and that everyone is enjoying themselves crafting and/or getting ready for Halloween festivities!!!  Buster and I are just about ready!!!

So as not to forget, if you haven't noticed it on the top of my sidebar, I'm participating in the blog hop/challenge to help celebrate Rhonda's and Amy's birthdays.  All the information will be available soon and I hope you'll all plan on joining us for all the fun -- I'm sure there'll be candy and there's a grand prize to be given to some lucky person!!!  And, oh, I have a "sweet" little project I think will surely please!

Right now, I have a card to share with you.  This card can be used as a sympathy, baptism, or christening card; maybe more but those are the only ones that come to mind... lol!!!  Anyway, I left it blank because -- obviously -- I don't know it's purpose and/or the occassion I'll use it for; therefore I'll add wording when a situation arises.  It's difficult to see but I added silver stickles to the cross chain on the praying hands to match the cross on the ribbon:

This is a picture of the card open:

The middle circle on this card can be removed to write a message on the back or, depending on the occassion, you can even slide a picture in between the top and bottom circles (for instance, an occassion such as a baptism):

Well, I hope you like it!!!

I'd like to thank each and every one of you who sent such kind and warm words regarding my fall.  I appreciate every word but I do believe there's nothing at all to worry about -- again, I have no pain and nothing hurts.  I know I have other family who do not live close who have expressed concern too, so just to show you that most of the swelling has gone down, I've taken a picture... lol!!!  Now be forewarned I'm not looking my best, okay?  The hubby took this picture just a bit ago and I'm at home, so I'm not primped up and I haven't curled my hair so I have a "flat" top... lol (hubby says I'm still beautiful -- isn't he a sweetie?)!!!    The only swelling is very slight; the tip of my nose, my upper lip, and my jaw is just still a wee bit swoll:

So now you see?  It's not so bad at all!  By the time I go back to the dentist for the x-rays, all the swelling should be down!  I hope this makes everyone feel a bit better! 

Well, I'm off again!  Still gots lots to do in a very short time, so...

Hugs, love you all, and I'll be seeing you!


Cricut Couple said...

Audrey, this card is breath taking! I love all of the different lace techniques that you used throughout. It's just so lovely! I am so glad that you are doing better too! No more falls, ok? The only fall you are allowed to associate yourself with is "Autumn"... Alright? Deal? Hugs!!!

Sandi Cl~ said...

Omigosh, what a gorgeous card! Love it to peices. And you, for being so faithful to visit my blog. Sorry to hear about your fall .. sounds like something I would do. Hope the dentist says everything is just fine. Have a great week~

Patti J said...

Goodness, Audrey - you have healed so quickly! Must be all that tender loving care from your handsome hubby! He is a sweetie, for sure! My DH is a keeper too - he tells me I'm beautiful. So glad his eyesight is so bad :) On to your card - what a beauty! Oh my. Someone is going to be totally speechless when they receive this! Great job! Feel better - keep us posted after dental x-rays!

Barb's Boys Inspired said...

Audrey, you look great! Glad the fall wasn't serious...your card is beautiful and perfect to have around for a variety of occasions.

Monique Barr said...

I just love this card. We have been so busy, I have been coming to your blog but I have not left any comments. But I am just amazed at all you do. And thanks for the prayers

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Oh Audrey, that Leonard is definitely a keeper... yes he is a sweetie, but you are very beautiful... I am so glad it wasn't any worse... AND that card is so amazing.. I am so envious of your AWESOME talent... I wish I had a little creativity... well I have a little but not much.. BUT I do scrap lift very well.. lol.. You are truly blessed.. hugs

Jean said...

So glad to hear you are okay. The card is beautiful and I really like how the circle pulls out.

Rhonda Emery said...

oh audrey when you said you couldnt make cards I knew you were pulling our leg. your card making is as beautiful as everything you do. so glad you are ok, so grateful for this. cant wait to see what you have in store for my birthday and amy's hugs

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Beautiful card! Love the great details. I'm sending my thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

I am so sorry to hear about the fall, and I hope you are doing fine now.
This is such a wonderful card, a beauty with such elegant touch!

girlia said...

Beautiful card Audrey. Glad you are doing better.

Susan said...

I'm so glad you are okay Audrey. I was concerned and am glad that you aren't in pain. It's still good to see the dentist though so I'm glad you are going to do that. Falling is one of my fears because I hate that feeling of not having control. (My hubby would probably have a smartie pants comment if he saw that remark!) LOL! And your hubby is right Audrey, you still are beautiful! :)

Your card is beautiful for any of those occasions mentioned. Did you attach a brad at the top of the middle circle so it can twist sideways? That's such a wonderful feature in this card! Hope you all have a fun Halloween tomorrow and Buster gets lots of doggie goodies too!


Mary said...

Fall, what fall? Geez you skip a few days and look what ya miss, lol. Anyways I'm so glad you are ok. This card is so beautiful and what a great idea to be able to slip a picture in it. Get better real soon, hugs, Mary

lovemypaper said...

Such a lovely card,glad to see you are doing much better!

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Good of you to share a photo and let us know that you are doing well!
Love your card and the lacey look and feel to it as it is so elegant. TFS

Staying Crafty said...

Beautiful! I love how you have left many options for the center section when the card is open :)

Beebeebabs said...

So so sorry thank God it wasn't serious. Love love love your card - it is absolutely beautiful tfs!!!

Dawnll - Dawn's Craft Place said...

I am so glad you are healing so fast. Yes I agree with your hubby that you are beautiful!
Looking good girl, but you still need to slow down.

That is one breathtaking card, oh I love the texture, and the clean design.
It is a real keeper for sure.

Susan said...

Oh, dear Audrey! I leave you alone for a few days and come back to hear about your fall. I am happy that you are okay and looking great, but it must have been very painful and scary. You take care or we'll have to wrap you in bubble wrap!
Your projects are always so lovely, by the way, but it is you that we really care about.

Lisa said...

Audrey, your card is absolutely gorgeous. OMG, I am so sorry, I didn't even know you fell, poor darling. You are beautiful ;) I'm glad to hear that you are ok. Please be careful. I know accidents happen no matter how careful we are.

Lisa said...

Your hubby was right, Audrey, you are beautiful and I'm so glad you aren't in pain and that the swelling is going down! Continued prayers for your speedy recovery!!

Oh my gosh, this card is stunning!! The texture and design are gorgeous!! What an amazing card!! I look forward to hopping with you tomorrow to celebrate Rhonda and Amy's b'days!! :D


Terry Oulboub said...

OUCH! Audrey, you sweet dear - I hope you are healing well and taking care. You are such a darling. You have to stop hopping to my blog and just take a slower pace (just kidding - I know, a corny joke). :-) Sweetie, thank you for stopping by so often and leaving love. You are fabulous and you know what, your husband is right, you are still gorgeous even with the swelling. I love that you can still create the most gorgeous creations, inspiring us to no end! You're such a wonderful lady. I agree with Susan - you have to take care or we'll have to wrap you in bubble wrap. {{{{HUGS!}}}}

Sherrie K. said...

Glad you are doing well! Good to see and hear:)
Your card is absolutely stunning! I love the texture and the colors are beautiful together-great job my friend!
Sherrie K

ScrapCrazyyyy! said...

Hi beautiful! You look wonderful - I am so glad to hear you are doing so well. :-)

Your card is great. I love the dry embossing, the punched edges, and the ribbon is gorgeous! Take care of yourself and give that awesome hubby of yours a big hug for being so sweet to you!

The Archiving Angel said...

Hi Audrey! Your card is so lovely as are you!
So happy to see for myself that you are well. In spite of the fall you look really pretty.
Your hubby has GREAT taste! Say hello to him & thank him for taking good care of you.
Please stay well so you can continue to share with us your creative journey.
Hugs to you my friend,

Charlotte said...

Audrey, I am glad you are doing ok now and feelong better. How scary it is when one falls. You look good to me. Take it easy. Your card is so pretty. I like the way teh middle circle can be removed. Great card.

shari said...

What a pretty card! I'm so happy to see your feeling better. Take care, Shari (cricutrookie)

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Sooo sorry to hear about your fall. Sending get well wishes and hugs your way. Your card is gorgeous. I love the inside of it too. :)

A Creative Operation said...

Get better, sending you good thoughts. The card is just beautiful.

Curt in Carmel said...

Your card is beautiful and so is your face. I agree with your husband. He married a true beauty! I'm so glad you weren't seriously hurt. It could have been so much worse. Hope this comment finds you even better than the picture shows! Hugs, Curt