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Sunday, January 15, 2012



Thank you, Diana, of DL Arts Blog.  She advised me that she changed her posting comments from "Embedded" to another selection in the "Settings" and was able to access her comments.  I did the same and was able to also access mine.  Now I can announce the winner of the Diamond Access:

Sheila of She's A Sassy Lady is the 24th commentor and the winner!!!  Congrats, Sheila!  I'll be mailing out your RAK to you as soon as I can get to the post office this week!!!

Happy Sunday, everyone!  I know I'm sounding off a bit but I have to say I've been so frustrated with Blogger/Google issues -- it's really gotten to me; they really need to resolve this issue!!!  Don't you think?  Well in a moment you definitely will!!!

Thank you to my new followers, and to all of you -- my family-friends -- who participated in this RAK.  We do have a winner for the Diamond Mesh, however, due to the issues with Blogger I am unable to access my comments at this time to announce the winner.  Until I can, Random.org. selected:

Congratulations to the 24th commentor, whoever you are!!!  I will post-announce you for your RAK with details as soon as I'm able to access my comments, and I'm so sorry for the inconvenience to everyone!  I will keep checking with hopes that this will be resolved very soon!  Some of you may be be able to access my comments to see the winner and, if so, you'll know before I do!

In the meantime,  I want to share with you my project using the purple mesh!!!  I'm really excited about this one!  Unfortunately, I don't know yet if it's really completed and I'll tell you why.  Let's start off with a picture of the (so-far) completed project:

Okay, let me tell and show you this project started, and why I can only hope it's completed.  First, I did the bottles which were supposed to hold some my handmade liquid soap and lotion, then packaged into this matching purse-box:

Well, since the purse was so roomy, I decided to add a matching and personalized votive candle to the set:

Ugh!  I still had room in the purse-box, so I thought "okay, I'll etch and personalize a mirror to sit the candle on (you can hardly see it but the mirror has a floral embellishment, the recipient's initials, and her name etched on it):

Oh-no!!!  How large did I make this purse-box?!!!  There's still room for more!!!  Well, at this point, I changed plans; I decided to add homemade shampoo and conditioner to the bottles instead of the soap and lotion, and add a comb and brush -- a hair care set with a candle??????!!!:

Would you believe there's still room..., but I think after I wrap each piece in tissue that should take up some extra slack.  So, now you know why I say I'm not sure it's completed!  This has been one fun project but I do think I've tired of the mesh now and that I'm ready to move on.  I hope I haven't bored you with all this mesh stuff and that you've enjoyed my projects!!!  Oh-oh, I think I'll just go back once more and trim the mirror with some mesh... lol!!!  Oh-no -- again!!!  Maybe I should include a hair drying towel -- personally embroidered?!!!  What do you think?  Actually, this has got to stop...lol!!!

Heck, let's move on!  I'd like to say now that if anyone missed out on this RAK because of the Blogger issues, I have another mesh RAK to announce soon -- but after this Blogger issue is resoved.  So, continue to check in for that.  However, do continue to check back for the announcement of this RAK winner.  Again, although it's beyond my control, I do apologize for the inconvenience.

Love you all, hugs, and...

I'll be seeing you!


Sandy from Ukiah said...

ROLF .... Oh Audrey you are so funny. I love all of the goodies u are including in the purse, the mirror with her name etched on it is so clever ....wondering how big u made this purse. Lol. I am having a terrible time blogging too, I type a bunch of stuff and then it won't let me publish it or it won't even let me start to post... Hoping you have a "wonderful" day my friend. Love and hugs

Dawnll - Dawn's Craft Place said...

I am loving this set for Dorothy-she is going to love this for sure-How funny you keep changing the stuff, pretty soon enough for a second person.
Congrats to your winner whomever it is.

Beebeebabs said...

Wow wow wow absolutely beautiful Audrey. Glad to see I can finally add a comment - hope it work tfs!!!

Jean said...

I am beginning to wonder if they will ever fix all of the blogger issues. Your project is beautiful!

Rhonda Emery said...

very beautiful yes I had problems with them also it is frustrating they are always changing things. they think its for the best and easier but lend us girls thats not so computer savy some help and instructions lol. hang in there friend you will figure it out and they will change it again ha

ScrapCrazyyyy! said...

I am so glad you got the comment issue figured out! I have had problems in the past and it sure is frustrating!

Love Love Love your project. Looks like it was made for a queen! The etching was a great idea. I have been wanting to etch something, but haven't found anything to etch just yet.

Talk soon! :-)

Cricut Couple said...

Well, first... a big ole Sassy Congrats to Miss Sassy Sheila! YAY! Second... OMG! I can't believe how beautiful these goodies are! Of course, you had us at purple, but WOW! Everything is just wonderful! Lovin' the bottles!!!

Jani Lewis said...

Lovely creations Audrey. Congrats to the winner. Thanks for the tip on commenting. I will try it.

Angi said...

The purple mesh is gorgeous. Love this Audrey!

lovemypaper said...

Congrats! OMG love the purple super cute project love it!

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Yeah! I just got home from my weekend away and can't beleive that I won this awesome gift....
Love all the goodies that you made and hope to make something as nice as what you do! I am just so excited as I love - love - love bling! Wait till I share what I bought you will laugh, I am sure as I got a new tape dispensor and pair of scissors with the hot pink mesh tape on it.... You would probably have made it you as so talented. Thank you thank you again Audrey.

Lisa said...

Audrey, you crack me up. You are such a DIVA ;) you make such gorgeous creations. Love that mesh. That purple set is beautiful. I have the same problem commenting or seeing comments. It happens every once in a while.

Lisa said...

Oh my, Audrey these are so glamorous!! Wow!! What a gorgeous gift set!! You are so creative!! :)


Love That Bug said...

What a fabulous project. You are one very talented lady. Love it
Hugs, Stacy

Anonymous said...

Congrats! Audrey, your new projects are just so regal, so pretty and lucky for those receive the gifts.

I'm able to post too thanks to Cheri who emailed me with the setting change.

Hugs, Lori m

Rhonda Emery said...

stopping by to say hi and see if you had anything else to ah about! hugs my friend.

Mary said...

This is just beautiful. So glad you finally got to use the purple diamond Mesh. I'm sure she is going to love it. Hugs~ Mary

Susan said...

OMG Audrey...you have the never ending purse there! LOL! I love what you did though! That is FABULOUS! And so much thought went into it! Dorothy will love it, I am certain. But if she doesn't you can send it my way, ok? And no need to worry about room being left in it, I won't mind at all! ;)

I am so glad to hear you got that blogger issue cleared up. Now watch your blood pressure, between blogger and the bottomless purse it may be running a little high my friend!



Christine said...

What an absolutely amazing gift, Audrey! You are so creative, and you work is always just beautiful.

lisa808 said...

Purple is my favorite color! These are beautiful.

The Archiving Angel said...

haha...this is the gift that keeps giving and giving and giving.
It is so stunning what you did with that mesh.
I adore it!!!
Outstanding my friend.
Keep them coming.

Cyrus I. Mena said...

What a fabulous project.You are so creative, and you work is always just beautiful.

Brenda said...

WOW WOW WOW soooo beautiful!!!!

Elmo A. Sutherland said...

wow,,! !,,,whatta blog ,,, really creative,, looks so fine,, i love it,,

Sebastian Amet said...

I love that purse-box and everything you posted here,,oh how i love it all.

Chricand34 said...

Gee.. it look so beautiful no words could ever describe.. i love it all..purple? oh how pretty it is.. that was my fave color.