What a Treat Wednesday with My Creative Time

Yesterday we were hit with snow again. Unlike last week’s ice fall, however, this was real snow…. the soft, fluffy kind that falls in great giant snowflakes. So peaceful and really very beautiful, it is to watch. Of course if we had it all the time I’m sure I’d change my mind about that!

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It is “What a Treat Wednesday” today over on the My Creative Time blog, and I am joining in with a fun little sweet treat container, made with new stamps and dies from the February release. This is the adorable new Milk Carton Die, done up in happy black and cream checks, and embellished with a tag stamp and die from the new Mini Chalkboard Tags set.

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I have been crushing on pink again lately. So a pink tag for me, tied up with a big pink bow. I added a wee touch of pink Distress ink to the image, too. Love the homespun feel. So soft and pretty.

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The stitched scallops across the top of the milk carton die kinda melt my heart, too. And I love all the sentiment images and wavy banner that go with the tag set. So very, very adorable! If you haven’t had a chance yet, you can see these stamps and dies, along with the entire February release, over on the My Creative Time blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by, my friends! Hope you all have a wonderful day! I understand we may be in for a bit more snow and ice later today….


Milk Carton Die
Mini Chalkboard Tags Stamp Set

True Heart Tattered Florals with Ranger Ink

True Heart Tattered Floral Card by Audrey Pettit | www.rangerink.com

Hello, hello Friends! So glad you could stop by! Today is a very happy day for me, and I am soooo excited to share my project with you! If you all could use a little burst of spring right about now, I’ve got one for you today…. with this pretty tattered floral card I made for a guest post over on the Ranger Ink blog.

True Heart Tattered Floral Card by Audrey Pettit | www.rangerink.com

Although we’ve had a fairly mild winter here, the last week of ice and snow has definitely made me ready for soft sunny skies, warm air, and lots of pretty flowers. And since the real flowers are weeks, if not months, away, I thought I would make my own spring garden with the help of some of my all-time favorite Tim Holtz goodies.

True Heart Tattered Floral Card by Audrey Pettit | www.rangerink.com

Love how soft and shabby my project turned out, and how life-like the flower looks, too. It never ceases to amaze me how many unique flower creations I can manage to make from the Tattered Florals die, no matter how many times I use it. I think it was the very first Tim Holtz die I ever bought……and I don’t think I will ever tire of it.

True Heart Tattered Floral Card by Audrey Pettit | www.rangerink.com

Sigh…. such pretty pastel colors! And lots of inky fun! I’ve got the complete, step-by-step tutorial up on the Ranger Ink blog, if you’d like to learn more.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Wishing you all a bright sunshiny day!

Hello Lovely with BasicGrey


AudreyPettit BG Prism HelloLovelyCardI think I was exploring a bit of my grungy side with my card share for today. Playing with ink, paint, and stamps to create a fun, shabby chic look with some new BasicGrey lines.

AudreyPettit BG Prism HelloLovelyCard3This is the new Prism collection. A very bright, spring-like line, with a touch of kraft that I adore. I mixed it with a bit of nautical paper from the new Adrift collection, and a background stamp from Herbs & Honey, and toned the spring look way down with lots of messy ink and paint, neutrals, and plain bold black.

AudreyPettit BG Prism HelloLovelyCard2And now Prism has a whole new look. ‘Cause sometimes it’s fun to just try something different. :)

Happy Friday Friends! Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!



Pretty in Pink with Sizzix

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Recently, a little friend of mine celebrated her 4th birthday. Like most girls that age, this little friend loves all things girly and pink. So for her gift wrap, I put together a super sweet and princess-y gift tag using my favorite Sizzix tag die and lots of new dies from Tim Holtz’s winter release.

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It’s seriously hard to pick a favorite from the new Alterations line up…. but I definitely used a few of them here. Soft cream hearts die cut from the new Heartfelt Bigz die. So love that there are 11 different sizes and shapes of hearts to choose from on one die. A personalized number 4 made with the new Alphanumeric Thinlits set. And gorgeous lattice work cut with the new Mixed Media Thinlits.

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I’ve got more detailed instructions and supplies up on the Sizzix blog today, if you’d like to learn more.

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Thanks so much for stopping by! We’re enjoying our second “snow day” here, although it really is more ice than snow. Regardless, the little Missy and I did mange to do a wee bit of sledding yesterday, and we built a snowman, too. They say we might get a little more snow yet tonight. I say, bring it!

Love This Moment with Simple Stories

Hello Sweeties! Happy Monday! Last week, I was up on the Simple Stories blog with a couple of cards made with the adorable new Say Cheese II collection. And today I would love to share the first of them here with you.

As the name implies, Say Cheese II is a spin off of the popular first collection released last year. And although inspired by all things Disney, this fun line works for way more than trips to the theme park.

I love the bright primary color palette in this collection. Mix that with lots of bold black and white and a little bit of Kraft, too, and you have quite the eye catching combo. One of my favorite things about Simple Stories are their unique Elements papers. They are such a great resource for fun focal images and sentiments for just about any card occasion. This heart and sentiment combo are from the 3X4 & 4×6 Elements. I used another of the Elements from the same sheet to create the backdrop for the chipboard frame, too.


Lots of layers here. A die cut Bits & Pieces sentiment banner. Bits & Pieces stars. A text-print Bradz. Really quick and easy ways to add a lot of extra oomph.

Thanks so much for stopping by, my friends! Hope you all have a wonderful day! We are predicted to have our first snowfall of the year this afternoon. School is releasing early in preparation. (insert big smiley face here)



Love This Moment Card:
Say Cheese II Collection
4312- 3X4 & 4×6 Elements
4322-6×6 Paper Pad
4338-Chipboard Frames
4329- Bits and Pieces
4327- Bradz


Shot Through the Heart with new Tim Holtz

Valentine’s Day is almost here, and love is in the air! So what better time to share one of my favorite love-inspired projects with you today? A fun little note card I made for Tim Holtz’s CHA booth this year using lots of amazing new products from his 2015 release.


Have you all been following along with Tim’s new product releases this year? So much new goodness to fall in love with! This little note card is made with several new Sizzix Alterations dies and some of Tim’s fabulous new Textured Surfaces. And what it lacks in size, it makes up for in layers and detail. I’ve used three new die sets here, and an old classic favorite, too. Let’s take a closer look.

AudreyPettit-Project#5-LoveMiniCard2Are you as smitten with the new Textured Surfaces as I am? I used both the Cork and Deco Surfaces here, die cut into hearts using the new Heartfelt Bigz die. I have been a longtime fan of the Love Struck heart die, but I tell you what… with 11 shapes and sizes to choose from, the Heartfelt die is already a new favorite.

AudreyPettit-Project#5-LoveMiniCard3The hearts have been topped with a metal Adornments arrow and nestled onto a couple of fun and funky shapes from the new Scribbles & Splat Thinlits set. The circle scribble was inked in shabby red Distress… the scribble lines, done up in brown Distress paint. I added a bit of Tarnished Brass spray stain for good measure.

The base of the card is Tim’s Distress Core’dinations cardstock. I added a bit of vintage Thrift Shop ephemera. The brown layer was die cut with one of my favorite old classics, Tim’s Movers & Shapers Big Ticket die. And the sentiment? So much rich distress goodness on there. That is from the new Handwritten Love Thinlits set.

I think this is one of my all-time fave Tim projects ever! I love the petite size and all the shabby details, and I have to say that this color combo really gets to me. But the best part? Tim’s amazing new products, and being able to work with them early for CHA! Still pinching myself over that one. If you haven’t had a chance to see yet, here’s a great video of Tim in his CHA Sizzix booth showing off his new release. And yes, he points right at my card! Eeeeek!


Sizzix Bigz Die – Heartfelt

Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 4PK – Scribbles & Splat

Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 7PK – Handwritten Love

Sizzix Movers & Shapers Die – Big Ticket

Deco Foil Valentine Frame with Therm O Web

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Valentine’s week continues here on the blog today with another love-themed project share. This time, it’s a little home decor project I made recently for the 2015 CHA Mega Show using Therm O Web’s fabulous new line of Deco Foils.

AudreyPettit Thermoweb DecoFoil LoveFrameI have to say, this is one of my favorite Deco Foil projects, ever. Wish you could see how shiny and beautiful this foil looks in person. The red is so vibrant….. absolutely perfect for Valentine’s Day. Love it paired with bold black and just a light soft wash of pale pink. Makes your eye zoom straight to the hearts here, before taking in the cool background. Just what I wanted.

AudreyPettit Thermoweb DecoFoil LoveFrame2I love how the texture on the hearts turned out. This is the look you can achieve when using the liquid Deco Foil glue with the Deco Foils, and I’ve shared this technique with you before on the pretty Deco Foil gift box I shared here recently on the blog. For this effect, I simply applied some liquid Deco glue onto plain white cardstock, then brushed the glue out using a back and forth motion with a wide, flat paintbrush.

AudreyPettit Thermoweb DecoFoil LoveFrame3Once the glue has dried to become completely tacky, it is ready for the foil. I absolutely love how every brush mark shows, creating a unique striae not unlike woodgrain. Once the foil is applied, the piece can be cut, punched, die cut, torn… whatever you wish. I used Tim Holtz’s adorable Love Struck Alterations die here to create my hearts and arrows. I cut slits in the hearts to thread the arrows through, and added tiny hang tags made with a PTI die and my favorite alpha stamps. The shabby background is a work of he{art}, too. I had so much fun making it with my Distress inks and paint, stamps, and torn dictionary paper. I liked how it turned out so much, I recreated the process again on a smaller piece so that I could share a tutorial with you. Click on the link, if you’d like to learn more:
Joy Frame Tutorial

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Thanks so much for stopping by! Wishing you all a wonderful day!