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!

Sunday, January 8, 2012


Happy Sunday, family-friends!!!  As I've been visiting you, so many of you have commented on wonderful the weather you're experiencing, and I'm joining the group!!!  Surprisingly the weather here is beautiful too.  Temperatures have reached the 50's and we're haing sunny days!  I've lived in Chicago alllllll my life and I've never known a winter such as this!!!  LOL!

I don't have a project for you today, I've been trying to think of something special to use the purple mesh on still (having a brain freeze), but haven't come up with anything yet!  LOL!  Maybe I should just move on to something else and step away from the mesh stuff for a moment... lol!

However, I did tell you the next time I posted I'd have something for you -- I do!!!  I have a little "Just Because" rak for you!!!  I'm just so excited about this diamond mesh that I thought it would be nice if one of you could sample a bit of it; so along with a couple of adornments/embellishments I made, I am giving away four (4) squares of about 4-1/2 x 4-1/2 inch swatches of the mesh:  one (1) each of the gold, silver, black and red:

A little of this stuff can go a long way if used on small projects.  These swatches will give you about 8 of the ink pens I posted earlier and you'd still have a bit left over for several small projects!  I hope you like it and my handmade embellishments!

This rak is open to all my family-friends.  This means all my followers and anyone wishing to join to follow me is eligible!  Often I offer raks to everyone including non-followers; however, although I love and appreciate you all, it's an honor when others outwardly show you their support and appreciation for the work you've done.  Therefore,  to all of you who follow me, I will always show my appreciation in some small "special" way  when I can to let you know I appreciate you too for thinking that much of me, and thank you.  Good luck!!!

To participate, please leave me one of your great comments on this blog.  You will have one week to post your comments.  The deadline will be next Sunday, January 15, and  comments will be accepted only up to 12 noon on that day.  Random.org will announce the winner on the same Sunday by 5 p.m. central time.

Love you all, hugs, and...

I'll be seeing you!!!


Ana Márquez said...

Thanks for your funny comment in my blog, Audrey :-) I've linked your blog in mine (ops, sorry again for my terrrrrrrrible Englishs :-SSSS) I hope that reading you I will learn to speak (and write) better your language. Hugs!!

Ops, your little "baby" doggy has a very clever look in his eyes!!! :-)

Jean said...

Glad you are having good weather there Audrey. I have been loving the warmer weather here, but now we have been having rain for the past two days and expecting it all next week. Hopefully things will stay warm when it gets done.

Thanks so much for the chance to win. I would love to try some of this mesh out.

Rhonda Emery said...

how sweet of you to give this away. your pens were just beautiful. thanks for the change and may the random org me with me ha lol. hugs

Myrna said...

This looks like some very awesome stuff. Your project is lovely.

Anonymous said...

Very pretty diamond mesh, I've never seen this before and your jewelry is just stunning, your family will love it.

:) Lori m

Sherrie K. said...

I loved your cute pens.... I would love to try the diamond mesh. Thanks so much for a chance:)
Sherrie K

Dawnll - Dawn's Craft Place said...

You are always so generous and what a spectacular share...I have the link bookmarked when I get to spend a few extra dollars I will be ordering.
Hope your doing well sweetie
Hugs to you

Besthobbyeva said...

Hello my friend! We here in Boston are experiencing the same kind of weather, and we have had some rough winters around here. I am grateful for the warmer weather and no snow as I started a new job and have a long commute!! I hope it stays this way.

Where did you get this mesh, I love and I use it all the time. I haven't been able to find it a long time and I never saw these colors. I use this on cards, and scrapbook pages. I need to know where you got this as I will definately order it!!

Thanks for an awesome prize, you are very kind!!


OmaGloria said...

I think the weird weather is happening everywhere. We have totally destoyed records in our area.

Debbie said...

The weather here (Maryland) has been warmer then usual. A few cold days here and there by none of the white stuff! Thanks for the chance to win the mesh and flowers!

Monique Barr said...

Guess who, yes I know MIA LOL. I have been around, here and there. This is always good to see a blog candy giveaway. Tell me if you like the Sea Shell that is on my blog. I made for a blog hop.

Much Love

**Treefrog** said...

Well Hello Audrey, my Dear Friend! You have been doing some visiting and I just wanted to stop by and return the visit! We too have been having Amazing weather also and I've been getting caught up on some of your blog post and looks like you are on a roll with the fun mesh, so pretty and Love that little purse you did, So Darn Pretty, I would love to find one of those cute little purses, I'll have to keep my eye out for them! Well Audrey enjoy the weather and thanks for always stopping by with such sweet comments and I sure hope I can keep up with posting back! =]
((Hugs)) and Take Care, Theresa

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

We had 65 weather here is AZ and it was wonderful! TFS such fun goodies!

scrappin sista said...

Hi Ms.Audrey... the weather here in the pacific northwest has been dry??? unseasonably warm!! Go figure!! We normally have tons of rain or snow this time of year! The blog candy looks great, thanks for having some!!
Stay creative my crafty friend,
Alice B.

girlia said...

Well it is pretty. I can't wait to see what your creative mind comes up with.

Cricut Couple said...

Oh Audrey, we are having such wonderful weather here too! I am loving every minute of it. The only thing that concerns me is that all of my trees are starting to bud out and I have Irises fully grown and looking like they may bloom soon. That certainly isn't normal for January. Hee! Hee! I found a couple of strips of this stuff in the craft room, so I am going to have to try something with it. Can't wait to see more projects with the mesh. If we win, we hope to see more tutorials on how to use it. Hee! Hee! That is so sweet of you to share! I love sharing favorites!

jen said...

This is some awesome funness.....I need to get some of this. I love what you created.

DIANA L. said...

This is really pretty I don't know if I have seen this, but thank you for the opportunity to try it. Enjoy your good weather while you can. Happy New Year.

Audrey said...

Hi Audrey

Thanks for visiting my blog I don't have many followers but maybe that will build. I just love your bling and I will look out for it over here. Keep up your great work I love to see it.

Nadia (With Glittering Eyes blog) said...

Purple mesh...purple mesh... the only thing I can think of is to use it for the tulle under a Harajuku skirt.

Well we were having fabulous weather-- still better than usual in Louisville KY but not that 60 degree delight from last week! Back to the 40s but hey, it's not freezing, right?


lovemypaper said...

The weather here in California has been warmer then usual.Very Pretty mash color.

Patti J said...

Audrey, you are so generous! Thanks for the chance to win - and have a wonderful day!

jen said...

Hi Audrey, I'm replying to the message you left me. I'm not sure why its doing that. Do you know where I may go to see how to fix this? Blogger sometimes drives me crazy....lol
I didn't have your email so I had to comment. Let me know if you have any advice for me. Thanks so much.

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Wow that seather is awesome and I personally am thankful as I have my home in Chicago up for sale. As it is sitting empty and I live in Alabama we did hire a snow removal service and I am so excited as I haven't had to use him yet... but it's not over yet I just say thank you for all the blessing thus far. Have a blessed day my friend.

Myrna said...

Sooo nice to have you visit my blog and leave such great comments. It certainly encourages me to keep on going. Thank you for becoming a follower.
I would have left an email but I don't see an email addy.
I like your work and if I did win that would be a sweet bonus but not the reason for me being a follower.

Lisa said...

You are so sweet and awesome, Audrey!! What a generous giveaway!! I'd love to try the mesh...your amazing projects have inspired me!! Thank you for the chance to win and have a great week!! :)


Treva said...

Audrey, it has been raining cats and dogs all day today (Monday) so I haven't felt much like working today. I'm thankful for my job so I'm not complaining. Thank you for sharing as your talent is a blessing to me.

PinkBlingCrafter said...

Hi Audrey, OMG! I LOVE LOVE your altered projects below and you family will be glad they waited for your gifts!! LOVE that purse! Great bargain too:) Thank you for the link. TFS and love your projects!

Marlene said...

Thank you Audrey for alway leaving me such sweet comments. Thanks for sharing your goodies with us. I know about Chicago weather, I grew up there. I love Chicago, such beautiful family memories. Stay warm my friend.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

They sure look glamorous and fabulous!!!

Angi said...

What an awesome giveaway! Hope you are having a great week. :)

Nicole said...

You're so sweet!!

Beebeebabs said...

Looking forward to seeing what you make - I know it is going to be something awesome

Mary said...

I love this bling mesh and checked out the site and I was so tempted to order some but I held back. Got the supplies to make your lotion, a new stampmaker (TC) and more Tattered Angels so I better get in my craft room and make something, lol.Hugs~Mary

Brenda said...

wow how nice of you....thank you again for all your prayers and for all the love you give

Becky Dunham said...

What a sweet giveaway Audrey! One of the blogs I follow cynthialoowho.blogspot.com has all kinds of ideas for using this bling mesh - just an FYI :) I have been seeing this stuff all over the web, but don't have any yet! Thanks for the chance to win Sweetie! I hope things are well with you. Hugs!

Jani Lewis said...

Woo Hoo! I was going to tell you how pretty this mesh is anyway. A chance to win some of it is even better! Thanks Audrey! Love all the projects you made with this mesh too :)

Lori Apgar said...

Audrey you are such a generous and sweet friend! Your diamond mesh projects are gorgeous!!!

Happyscrapin said...

Audrey all your projects using the diamond mesh have been stunning!!!! I loved the pens and just seen the brush, comb and mirror. I would love to try the mesh, thanks for the chance!

plese.cathy at yahoo dot com

Judy said...

Hi Audrey!! Seems like I have been away forever:-( I still have not managed to blog anything. I always looove your projects and all the beautiful embellies that you make and use!! I hope to catch up on things this weekend:-)
Hugs, Judy

Bunnyfreak said...

This is very cool stuff. Never seem it before.

Charlotte said...

You are so so generous. I have never seen this mesh before. But the projects you have done with it are are just beautiful. I wouls certainly love to give it a try.

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