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

I'll be seeing you!

Saturday, October 8, 2011


Birthday Wishes Hop

Welcome to Brenda's Birthday Wishes Blog Hop!!!

Hello, everyone!  Thank you so very much for joining me on this hop for Brenda's 40th birthday and helping us to celebrate with her!  Happy Birthday, Brenda!!!

Family and friends, there's a wonderful group of celebrator's ready to welcome and awe you with their projects along this blog hop trail, so don't forget to drop in on everyone!

Brenda, of course, has a very special blog candy treat for some lucky person, but you must visit all the hop participants, leave a comment, and become a member of each blog to be eligible for her RAK.  In addition to all the great crafting and Brenda's blog candy, there will be other little surprises along the way -- including here!  (You'll have to read each participant's eligibility rules to qualify.)

Now, if you've just popped in and would like to hop with us from the beginning, please see the list of participants below and just click on each of their links to be directed directly to their blogsite(s).  Each participant will instruct you as to who would be the next participant you'd be visiting when leaving their site.

  1. Rhonda http://scraphappenswithrhonda.blogspot.com/
  2. Kari - http://purplefuntastickcreations.blogspot.com/
  3. Amy - http://www.lovetocrop.com/
  4. Lisa - http://indymermaid.blogspot.com
  5. Lynne - http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/
  6. Kathy - http://the3esblog.blogspot.com/
  7. Audrey – http://cuteandsome.blogspot.com
  8. Tami - http://tamiscraftconnection.blogspot.com
  9. Kathy - http://www.scrappingfelkatz.blogspot.com/
  10. Susan - http://susanascorner.blogspot.com/
  11. Kacee - http://www.youhadmeatscrap.blogspot.com/
  12. Christy - http://christybladehandmade.blogspot.com/
  13. Erika - http://www.craftysprouts.com/
  14. Brenda - http://createbyburffrau.blogspot.com

With all that out of the way, let's get started!  Knowing Brenda loves working with various media's and clay being one of them, I made this project specifically in honor of her for her birthday!  It's a battery operated candle in a peony clay base with a matching card (the flower on the card is made of paper):

And, when it's lit, don't you think it's such a nice way of saying "...you lite up my life":

So, whadda ya think?!!!  LOL!
Now for my blog candy RAK for you today!  One of your comments will win you these stickers, letters, and package of assorted layout papers:

You do not need to be a follower of my blog to win, everyone is welcome to participate in this drawing.  All you need to do is comment to qualify.  (Exception:   If you live outside of the U.S. and win this RAK, you will be required to pay any additional shipment and/or mailing charges.)  Good luck!!!
The winner will be selected by Random.org and will be announced some time on Sunday, August 9, before 3 p.m.

Now for more fun, other great projects,and blog candy -- get moving on along the hop trail!!!  Your next visit will be Tami - http://tamiscraftconnection.blogspot.com.  Have a great time!!!
Thanks for taking the time to stop by and, of course, I'll be seeing you!


Mallika said...

this project is so nicely done .. hopping
m a new follower too
would love if you visit me too


Happy Birthday Brenda!! love the candle and card!!
Kristan (new follower)

Rhonda Emery said...

what a beautiful birthday gift it is so pretty brenda will love it. hugs

Kathy said...

What a cool project, Brenda is going to love it. You sure did rock this challenge. Have a great weekend!

Brenda said...

oh Audrey, it's fabulous...Now I need to know how you did that. You just put me in awe and yes, working with the clay is one of my favorite things right now. You did a wonderful job as always. LOVE both of your creations and you do "LITE UP MY LIFE"
Thank you for joining me on my birthday hop.
I would be honored if you came to see my blog here

Judy said...

wow! Beaytiful project - you are obviously an artist! I am quite happy to be a new follower! My sil has a pup just like your Buster - his name is Tucker and he has her trained very well!
jejaeb (at) cfl (dot) rr (dot) com

Lindyann said...

I love the votive collar! I'm a candle nut - so this is right up my ally!

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

What a wonderful little birthday gift that will make.... especially for keeping in the bedroom... you don't have to worry about falling asleep with a little flame going. You can have all the ambiance and no worry! Love it!

- - Sheryl - - said...

wow - love the candle!!!! and the glitz - looks wonderful in either light!

smyiow said...

That is a great project! It turned out lovely! Thanks for sharing!!


smyiow said...

Great project! It turned out lovely! Thanks for sharing!!


Mallika said...

hey hi ..
this is really strange .. i left a commet .. i wonder where it has goe

btw .. you refresh my page .. n follower buttn is on the top

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Susan said...

Audrey this turned out wonderful! The flower on the card matches the candle holder beautifully! As always, you did an outstanding job!

p.s. Thanks for stopping back in last night, I needed a little pick me up and your post meant so much. {{hugs}}

Angi @ CokiePop said...

This is the perfect gift Audrey. Love that candle and your card is gorgeous. Thank you for the sweet comments that you left on the LESSology blog. Hugs. :)

Jean said...

How pretty!!

Her Craftiness (Lynne) said...

The candle is beautiful and what a great birthday gift!!! New follower and I'm sew glad we were in this hop together!
Bloggie Love and hugs,

Tami B. said...

How pretty! I'm a candle fanatic so I really love this project especially with all the sparkle and shine.

The Archiving Angel said...

Hello sweet Audrey, so nice to have you back.
This is just a lovely delightful set you have created.
Thank you for all your kind comments & visiting with me. I treasure your support.
Continued wellness, strength & happiness.

Jamie said...

super cute project and card.. they look great together. thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

craftaholic said...

Hi Adrey!
First off I want to thank you for Being A faithful Follower of my Blog!! You are very sweet and love to hear from you and what you have been up to!! I love your Project's, It is Amazing and Beautiful!! I am sure that Brenda is going to love it!! TFS!!

I will be having a Blog Hop November 19 for my birthday and would love to invite you to come and see all the talented creations of all my sweet Participants!

ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com

Becky Dunham said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Audrey! I love the peony base for the candle and the little crystals around the edge of the candle holder. You are very talented! And the matching card - so beautiful! I am sure Brenda will love these :) I am a new follower.

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

Karen H said...

Oh my goodness... this is beautiful! As stunning as this project is, my favorite part is the heart you put into it. Using one of the birthday girl's favorite medias and reminding her that she lights up your life is so gorgeous. :o) What a blessing! I am happy to be a new follower and look forward to seeing your upcoming creations. :o) Thank you also for the opportunity to win your generous prize!

Hugs and blessings!

joydee1963 said...

I am a follower of your blog,great project! joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

Eva said...

Happy Birthday to Brenda!!! Hi Audrey, oh these are just lovely!!! Great Hop.
Eva :0)
I have a giveaway on my blog

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Happy Birthday to Brenda.. and o my that is about the most beautiful gift ever... It definitely says, "you light up my life." Audrey this is so beautiful.. hugs

Cathy said...

Brenda will certainly love this. I know i would.

Marlene said...

Happy birthday Brenda!!! She is going to love that candle card, is so soft and pretty. Love it Audrey, very original.

Dawnll - Dawn's Craft Place said...

This is over the top amazing!
I LOVE the you light up my life!
Sometimes I just can't believe how your mind works. Would love to spend a day playing in a craft room with you.

Cricut Couple said...

Ok... Little story for you... I saw a really good deal on some of these battery operated tea lights a couple of days ago. I was going to put them in the cart, got a phone call and then had to go to the restroom. Probably TMI, but the point of the story. THEY ARE STILL SITTING THERE! Until I saw your wonderful project, I had completely forgot about them. Oh well... Guess it runs in the family. Hee! Hee! So... tomorrow, when I get off work, I am gonna have to go and see if they still have them. This is a wonderful project! How pretty would that be with poinsettias for Christmas?!?

silvia said...

The candle and card are stunning :)

Bunnyfreak said...

Love the candy base and the matching card. The sparkle is a wonderful touch.

McVic said...

ohhh so pretty! love how soft and sparkley it looks!

DIANA L. said...

great b-day idea

Angiebug said...

Simply beautiful! I am already a follower. I know Brenda will be very pleased with these.

Angiebug said...

Simply beautiful! I know Brenda will love these.
tfs -angie

Angiebug said...

This is amazing. Love how you made the candle holder & matching card.tfs angie

jen said...

Hi there Audrey! Im sorry I haven't been around lately. Hope your doing well. Your project is gorgeous. You have so much talent... You inspire me. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day.
Big hugs,jen

scrappinC said...

Wonderful project. Love the candle idea. It looks so beautiful. Happy Birthday Brenda.
Cindy Lou
endurapuppy at yahoo dot com

Jani said...

Lovely card and candle. Such glittery goodness :)


Lisa said...

WOW, Audrey - what amazing projects!! Polymer clay is my first love, so of course this just fascinates me! You did such a great job - I am in awe!! I love both the candle holder and the gorgeous card!! So beautiful!! I'm so happy to be hopping with you :)


Christy said...

I'm just home and catching up on the hop. Your project is adorable. I'm now following you.

Amy said...

Audrey... This is simply GORGEOUS!! OH my... Really beautiful!! I just love your creativity, and this is NO exception!! :)

Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com

SueNJ said...

Absolutely lovely. Thanks for sharing this!

Happy Scrappin'

Sue B
suenj99 at yahoo dot com

Christine Patton said...

Audrey, what a gorgeous creation! And such a thoughtful gift.

Hugs :)

Linda said...

Wow that candle base is amazing. Such and beautiful and thoughtful gift.