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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

HAVE YOU EVER...?

Happy Tuesday, everyone!  I'm hoping this post will find you all well!  Those of you in the areas of the pending storms, I am praying for your safety and well-being.  Hopefully, the expected bad weather will take a turn to barren lands and/or just dissapate before hitting the ground.

Well..., have you ever planned an entire weekend to have it all go in another direction?!!!  That happened to me this weekend!  Not to say it was a bad weekend but disappointing in that I didn't get to do anything I anticipated.  I love-love my family and I hate to admit it but don't we all have those times when we wish we could get around our families and family-matters, wishing they'd all just disappear?!!!  Sometimes I really wish I could turn my back; but, of course, my heart, soul, and concern for them wouldn't allow that.   I only wish my shoulders were wider...

Fortunately, a friend happened to phone me yesterday and did an amazing job of lifting my spirits(just when I really needed it)!!!  Isn't having friends a blessing?!!!  Thanking her wasn't quite enough for how much better she made me feel so, finally having some time to myself and wanting to pay-it-forward, I sat down and made her this card before doing anything else:



I wanted the insidepanel to pop out and be a bit different so I added a deeper contrasting color:



I wanted to share my card with you today but haven't yet added the words; I want that to be very personal and private -- direct from my heart.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and for lending an "ear";  coming here and being so well recieved is a reward I try not to ever take advantage of.  So every now and then expect to hear a heartfelt "thank you" from me.

Love you all, and...

I'll be seeing you!

36 comments:

Susie Craft Happy! said...

Very beautiful card.

Susie

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

It is so sweet and yet elegant, lovely work with pretty lace!

Beebeebabs said...

Absolutely stunning - love it tfs!!

shari said...

Audrey, Your card is so pretty! I love the color you added inside. I know what you mean about things getting in the way. Sometimes I'd just like to shut of the lights, lock all the doors and turn a small light on in my craft area and ignore the whole world. I hope you get some me time soon. Shari (cricutrookie)

Lisa said...

This is gorgeous, Audrey!! The lace is so beautiful and I love the colors!! Your friend will treasure this!! I hope you have a wonderful evening my friend :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Karons Krafty Korner said...

Such a beutiful card Audrey. Lots of hugs to you:-) Karon

Myrna said...

Audrey
What a wonderful card. It is so simple but oh so elegant. Love it.
Myrna

Charlotte said...

Audrey,
WOW!!! What a beautiful card for your friend. You always have such amazing details and this one is as pretty as ever! I love it!
Charlotte

Patti J said...

How sweet that your friend knows just when you need a lift! She's going to be so thrilled to get this beautiful card! Thanks for sharing, Audrey!

My Crafting Channel said...

You are so correct friends are a blessing to us all. What a sweet gesture from you to show her how much you appreciate her. I love the card, it is beautiful. Love the sentiment and the embellishments are gorgeous. You are a true friend,

Hugs Nana
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Scrappin Sista said...

Great card Ms. Audrey!!

Dawn's Craft Place said...

I understand the family obligation and know how hard it is...never regret sweetie.
I know you have many friends that care about you sweetie, so glad you had a chance to talk to one when you so needed it.
Hugs sweetie

Barb Turpin said...

This is so, so pretty! Love that texture with the gorgeous lace trim!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Oh Audrey i am sure she will LOVE your beautiful card. You are such a very very special friend and i am sorry to hear you have been feeling blue lately... sending you extra hugs

Rhonda Emery said...

this is gourgeous my friend.

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Your card is beautiful! She is sure to appreciate it! We have all been there! My thoughts are with you!

Lawren said...

This is very pretty. Your friend is going to LOVE it!

Besthobbyeva said...

Such an absolutely gorgeous card, my friend!! I am sure it will be well received!! Friends are truly a blessing and they really understand us!!! I hope for a better week for you!!

Sorry I haven't been around, my kids went back to school this week, just trying to get back in the swing of things!

Laurie
serenityscappers

Angi said...

My weekend was super crazy too! Love your beautiful card.

Monique Barr said...

How I just love your work. And thanks for showing me so much love on my blog Lady A.

Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman said...

wow.... I know exactly what you mean! TFS. Love your card, very pretty and elegant

Lori m said...

Gorgeous card, I love viewing your work, always so elegant and each card or project is different.

Run, I sure know that feeling, but we always come back. Feel better, hugs, Lori m

Lori m said...

Gorgeous card, I love viewing your work, always so elegant and each card or project is different.

Run, I sure know that feeling, but we always come back. Feel better, hugs, Lori m

lisa808 said...

Beautiful card!

Thank you to your friend for helping to lift your spirits.

I hope this coming weekend is everything you wish for.

Norma said...

Hi Audrey:) I hope you spirit is much better:) Your card is so lovely and elegant. Thank you for sharing:)
Big Hug
Norma

magicwanda said...

Oh Audrey, this is Stunning ...
You have one lucky friend my dear
Big hugs
Wanda

Anonymous said...

Very pretty card, we all need a good friend around :)

Lisa said...

What a very pretty card. We all need good friends :)

DIANA L. said...

Your card is just so elegant. I am so glad yoou are back crafting and visiting. I just love seeing all your work.

DIANA L.
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

~BridgetL~ said...

Hi my friend, Yes sometimes I just wish I could walk away and or they would disappear but only for a little bit. I'd miss them too much. Im so happy your friend was able to lift you up. U are always doing the lifting and lending the shoulder. You deserve it too. I've gone and looked at all your amazing projects. Man girlfriend, were u always this creative growing up? Keep those lovely projects coming. Hugs my friend and your Vegas nephews always crack up when I tell them you stopped by.

ScrapCrazyyyy! said...

Beautiful card and beautiful sentiment. I know you will put the right words on this to make it perfect.

Reflections from Granny said...

Just dropping in to say hello, Happy Labor Day weekend to you and your family.

Thank you for all your kind words on my projects. Hugs, Lori m

Jean said...

This is so pretty!

The Archiving Angel said...

Truly lovely from a truly lovely lady! So glad God brought you a friend when you needed one.

Helena Davis-Brown said...

Simply elegant! Love it!

Cricut Couple said...

Absolutely Stunning Audrey!!! I love the lacy details!!!