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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

I'M ADDICTED! IT'S TERRYO'S FAULT!!!

Hello, everyone!  What a pleasure it is to be back with a project share!  I won't say again how much I've missed being here, I'll just get right to it!

Being that  I've spent so much time over the last several months with family, I didn't think we'd miss each other's company so much I couldn't sneak away and spend time with as many of you as I could get around to yesterday -- hope you all enjoyed your Labor Day holiday!  Of course, I couldn't get around to everyone -- I'm so blessed to have so many family-friends -- but I'll definitely be trying to reach out to touch you all.

Although things are better with each passing day, things are still a bit "shaky" so I can't promise I'm back on a normal basis but I'll be here as long as time permits (hopefully a while) and I'll be getting in as much crafting and blogging as I possibly can;  I'm on a mission... lol!!!

So, not to waste a precious minute of time, my project share are these toilet paper roll gift boxes:

 
Of course I had to gussy up the backs of the boxes too:
 
 
 

I'd never seen these tp roll boxes before until I was a happy mail package several weeks ago from my sweet family-friend Terry.  She'd made and included one for me in the package, and it was filled with chocolates (that I ate immediately).  After I saw the box I immediately googled it and saw they're quite popular -- guess I'm really out of the loop, huh?!!!  LOL!  Here's the happy mail I received from Terry:

 
 
And, I absolutely love the bag Terry packaged this all in so I'll definitely be keeping it:
 
 
 
Thank you, Terry, you certainly accomplished making me feel special.  You'll be seeing projects using some of these hopefully soon.  BTW everyone, Terry is a wonderful artist and if you haven't visited her yet, I suggest you really-really want to. Her name highlighted in one of the paragraphs above in blue is a direct link to her blog.

Well, I hope you like my boxes.  I'm off to do more crafting and visiting; like I said, I don't know how much time I've got so I'm off to make certain I enjoy the time I have for as long as I can.  I'm almost done with another project and I think you'll really like it, so stay tuned!

Hugs, and I'll be seeing you!

30 comments:

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Gorgeous bags! And what fun happy mail! So glad to see you posting again! Carri~Abusybee

Creative Hayes Creations said...

Hey there lady..can't say that ive seen those either, nothing is trash anymore,lol. Yours turned out very nice.

Angi Barrs said...

What a beautiful project. So glad to see you popping in with a new project. Hugs!!!

DIANA L. said...

Great to see you out and about again I pray it continues. Thanks for coming by to visit. Love love love your tp bags who would have thought? Great mail!! Have a great day, my friend.
DIANA L.
dianamlarson.blogspot.com

Curt in Indy said...

Audrey!!!!!! It was so good to see that you had stopped by to see me. As you know from your visit, I was missing in action almost the same time you have been. I'm so sorry that you have been going through some roughness in your life, but hopefully smooth will return and you can get back to being the happy girl I know you to be! Love your boxes! And it is funny, but I have that same bag and saved it too! LOL I'm planning to use it sometime as background paper on one of my cards. Anyway, I'm so glad to "see" you and hope that things will continue to be on the upswing for you again. Huge bear hugs for you! Curt

Lisa said...

I am so glad you are posting again!! What gorgeous TP gift boxes!! You blinged them up perfectly!! They look stunning!! And what a sweet gift package from your friend!! Have a great evening :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Susie Craft Happy! said...

Yay you're back!!! Love these! I love happy mail!!!

Susie

Amber Holder said...

Those are so pretty! I had never seen or heard of them before either, so if you're out of the loop I guess i am too :) I especially love the trims you used on the bottom of each of them. That finishing touch really adds a special something.

Best crafty wishes!
Amber
Staying Crafty

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW Audrey you are back with such stunning creations. I have never seen tp rolls look so gorgeous !! Thank you so much for sharing this awesome idea.Have pinned it here:Recycling Crafts with link back to your site.

Patti J said...

Your bags are stunning, Audrey! And what a good friend Terry is to send such a wonderful happy mail! So glad you're back, dear friend!

lovemypaper said...

Super cute bags love the goodies glad to see you back!

Karon said...

These are fabulous and what a wonderful happy gift. Glad to see you back. Hugs, Karon.

Lawren said...

Hi Audrey! Glad you are back. You have been missed my friend. I have to google those tp rolls too. I've never seen these before and yours are gorgeous, of course! I have to make some of these.

Thank you for visiting my blog. I love seeing your comments.

Lawren

Rhonda Emery said...

beautiful my friend so glad to see you back its been awhile. thank you for dropping by and letting me know. hugs to you

Gary Rose said...

What beautiful gift boxes. I would have never guessed they were made using tp rolls.

Nana Donna said...

Audrey so glad you are back to blogging. I too had a hard time getting back to blogging but finally have been able to posts many of the cards I have made over the last several months. I have found that if I am between projects, before I start the next one I sit down and type up and schedule a few posts to go up.
I LOVE LOVE the TP rolls you created they are beautiful. I may have to give that a try.
Hugs to you dear friend
Donna

Beebeebabs said...

Absolutely beautiful - I am so glad to see you posting again and as always you did a great job my friend tfs!!!

Beebeebabs said...

Absolutely beautiful - I am so glad to see you posting again and as always you did a great job my friend tfs!!!

Sherrie K. said...

Wow, your toilet paper roll bags are awesome! Lea it to you to come up with such a creative idea for a toilet paper roll! You decorated and embellished them perfectly! love it!
Sherrie K

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

How beautiful Audrey, it is good to be back here for your lovely projects again!

Terry Oulboub said...

Audrey! You are so incredibly sweet! When you said you'd be back in the last e-mail, I didn't expect it this soon but boy am I HAPPY!! YAY! :-D And you know what, you did the favor bags (some call them tussie mussies) superb - much better than mine! I love them! You have that flair of over the top creativity anyway though! LOVE IT girl! Woohoo! Audrey's back! <<>>

ScrapCrazyyyy! said...

LOVELY! I have not seen these either. They remind me of the sour cream containers we all love to make. :-) Thanks for sharing. I will have to try this out. Yours are beautiful!!!

lisa808 said...

You are back with a bang--i never saw this before. Oh so pretty.

Ivy and Elephants said...

Audrey, I'm so glad to hear from you!
Now these are just amazing! I had to look close to see that it was a toilet paper roll. Yours look fabulous! I can't wait to try my hand at this for my kiddies at Halloween!!! You are just a fountain of inspiration!
Big hugs,
Patti

danita k said...

You're not the only one "out of the loop" on the toilet paper rolls. I saw my friend making something with them at a crop and I "wow, she's crazy", it turned out to be a beautiful gift card holder. I have several save but can't seem to come of with anything. Yours, as well as your friend's, are beautiful!!!

Melin said...

Beautiful job! Your bags are gorgeous!!!! Who knew tp rolls could be so useful...rofl! So glad to see you back and at it! I hope it will continue! Many blessings my crafty friend!
-Melin

Mary Montecalvo said...

Oh my Audrey these are so beautiful! I think these would be great to do as ornaments for the Christmas tree. That is something I am definitely going to do. Thanks for the great inspiration as usual. Hugs always~Mary

A Creative Operation said...

Clever, clever girl!

Ayushi Juneja said...

Bags are simply gorgeous!! :)

joolaa said...

normalnie padłam z wrażenia! świetny pomysł i wykonanie! podziwiam :))