Doggone Cute with Sizzix

Hello Crafty Friends!

I’m not always a huge fan of Mondays, but I’m super excited for this one. After weeks of preparation, CHA Creativation week is finally here, and that means I can start sharing with you some of the fun projects I’ve been working on behind the scenes. Soon, that is. For now, there is one last push to get through, and what I hope is one last crazy week here at my house. It has been such a whirlwind, prepping and creating for this upcoming show. Four companies, and 26 projects completed, with several yet to go. I am blessed, and honored, and so excited to share. But I’m looking forward to getting back to my quiet routine. And I’ve been missing visiting with you.


CHA projects have left me little time for playing in my craft room, but today I’m reaching back into the archives a bit to share a set tags that I made for the Sizzix blog featuring some doggone cute new stamps and dies by Sizzix designer Stephanie Barnard.

Cute, right? I am just crazy about that sweet little dog from Stephanie’s new Doggone Cute Framelits with stamps set, being the dog lover that I am. I thought this little pooch would be just adorable paired with these fun new sentiment circle dies on a set of shaped gift tags.

I made these tags like mini cards, that open with room for handwritten messages on the inside.

So sweet and fun, and a perfect match for this adorable Cooper and Friends doggy collection from Photo Play Paper. I’ve got the full tutorial up on the Sizzix blog, if you’d like to learn more.

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

The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below:

Ranger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# SCHOOLHOUSE RED SR1Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 25 SheetsPhoto Play Paper - Cooper and Friends Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Go FetchPhoto Play Paper - Cooper and Friends Collection - 12 x 12 Cardstock Stickers - ElementsSizzix - Framelits Die with Clear Acrylic Stamp Set - Doggone CuteSizzix - Thinlits Die - Word Circles 2Sizzix - Thinlits Die - Word CirclesRanger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK AIP31468Zig CLEAN COLOR 60 SET Real Brush RB6000AT60VSizzix - Big Shot Plus Machine - White and GraySizzix MAGNETIC PLATFORM FOR WAFER-THIN DIES Accessory 656499Sizzix Big Shot Kick STANDARD CUTTING PADS 1 Pair 655093

Baker’s Twine: The Twinery
Trim: Stampin’Up

Winter Wishes with Ranger Ink

Hello, hello Friends!

Happy Monday! Hope you are doing well!  I’ve been missing visiting with you all lately, and I hope you will bear with me for just a little bit longer. The countdown is on now for CHA, and finally, I am beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel. But there’s still much left to do, and one final  week of crazy to get it all done. Can’t wait to start sharing what I’ve been up to, catch my breath a bit, and catch up with all of you. Soon….

I’ve been seeing lots of snow pictures on Facebook lately, and this weekend, we had our first snowfall of the year here in North Carolina, too. Not much of a snow right where I am, but it sure is pretty. And rather a rare occasion for us these days.

audreypettit-ranger-winterwishescardAlthough there’s not enough snow on the ground to build a real snowman, I thought it was fitting to share one with you today. So here’s a little frosty friend that I made for the Ranger blog, featuring a pretty winter Distress palette and lots of snowy dies from the Tim Holtz collection.

This sweet Assembly Snowman die that I used has a bit of a Christmas look to it in it’s original form. But by removing the top hat and holly leaves, and substituting in simple details and a pair of frosted pine cone charms, this holiday gent easily transforms into a winter woodland one, instead.

Of course a snowman needs a snowy scene, with a bit of ice and sparkle and shine, too. I’m glad we didn’t get quite this much snow, here in the real, though. Just enough for a card, will do!

And if you’re interested in learning more about this card, stop by and check out my full tutorial on the Ranger Ink blog.

Thanks for stopping by, my friends! Wishing you all a wonderful week ahead!

Happy New Year- 2017

Hello Crafty Friends!

Happy New Year to you! Hope 2017 brings many grand new adventures, health, happiness, and prosperity to all! Cannot wait to see where this crafty ventures takes us in this new year, and looking forward to lots of fun and fabulous projects, inspiration, and friendship!

I have never been much of a one for New Year’s resolutions, nor do I tend to choose a “one little word” for the year, either. Those types of things don’t tend to stick with me for very long.

audreypettit-thanksblossomcard2Last year, I did make a crafty goal to break out my older supplies, and use up more of my old stash…. and I hope to do that again this year. So I thought it was fitting to kick off 2017 with a stash-buster card. Only old schtuff here. And a thank you to all of you for your friendship and all the sweet comments that you leave. You all mean the world to me!

CHA preparations are still underway here at my house, so it will be awhile before I get back to my regular crafty routine. For now, friends, I’m sending many happy wishes and hugs your way!

Cheers to a New Year!

From My House to Yours

Hello, Friends!

Just wanted to pop in quickly to wish happy New Year to you all! I hope you had a very merry holiday, and are enjoying lots of special times with your friends and families, filled with many happy memories!

I have been so very blessed this holiday season to have both my kiddos and my parents here to celebrate with me. The gift of family is truly the greatest gift of all. I hope you all have been blessed, too!

Although the rush of holiday prep is now behind us, the crazies continue here at my house. Now that Christmas is over, it’s time to concentrate on CHA. And of course, those projects must wait. So for now, I’m going to shut myself into my craft room and take a little blog break.

I’ll see you in the New Year, my friends!
Here’s to a happy, healthy, and prosperous 2017 for all of us!

Happy Holidays to All

Hello, Friends!

Popping in to wish you and your loved ones a very merry and blessed holiday! May you enjoy the warmth and friendship of the season, and make many happy memories to be treasured for a lifetime.

I still have a few last-minute preparations to do before the big day. My wee Missy Nik and I are going to make pies together after work today, which I am really looking forward to. And there are still some presents to be wrapped. But otherwise, there is nothing to do but sit back and savor the moments.

I often do my holiday house tours for my sweet mom, who lives all the way across the country from me. She so enjoys my decor, and rarely gets to see it in person. Christmas, however, is the exception. Not only does she get to see everything firsthand, she also helps put on the finishing touches, too.

Still, it wouldn’t quite feel like the holidays without sharing with all of you. So here is a peek at my decor, and lots of hugs and best wishes, from my holiday house to yours!


































Ho Ho Ho


Deck the Halls

Happy Wednesday, Crafty Friends!

I realized this morning that I’m going to run out of time before I can finish sharing all my holiday cards for the year. As much as I’ve tried, I still have quite a few scrap pile cards to post that I made at my scrapbooking retreat back in September. But with only a couple of days to go before the big day, I’ll just share one last card with you. Made once again with that favorite old BasicGrey collection, 25th & Pine.

It still surprises me how many cards I was able to make with my leftover supplies, and how much of it I still have left. For this card, I mixed several patterned papers for the background, followed by a strip from the Snippets booklet across the center. The stockings journaling card is from the Snippets booklet, too.

In my attempts to use up the transparency die cuts, I added one for the sentiment strip, and placed another behind the journaling card. The peek reminds me of a roof-line on an itty bitty house. So now, like the story goes, these stockings are hung on the chimney with care.

I’ve got another scrapbooking retreat coming up in January. My annual Myrtle Beach trip with the girls. And I’m starting to think I need to see if I can’t use up the rest of these leftovers, and get a head start on my holiday cards for next year. After all, at this point in time, it almost feels like a challenge. And I’m always up for a good challenge!

I hope you are all having a wonderful holiday week! Merry Christmas, my friends!

Star Light Star Bright

Hello Crafty Friends! Happy Monday! The countdown is definitely on. Is everyone ready for Christmas? I spent the weekend doing a few final preparations, and except for last-minute details, I think I’m done. Now its just to sit back and enjoy the season, and soak up every minute with my family.

With all the hustle and bustle of the holidays, I haven’t been able to spend much time in my craftroom. But I do still have lots of cards to share from my scrapbooking retreat back in September. Here’s another one I made with that favorite old BasicGrey collection, 25th & Pine, based on RC SFYTT # 36.


The background is pieced from the 6×6 papers, and then layered with a journaling card from the Snippets booklet, popped up with foam tape for a bit of dimension. Chipboard accents dress up two of the corners.

I wrapped twine around the center of the card for hanging the ornament, tied into a simple bow and gussied up with enamel dots, a star sticker on top, and a star transparency behind.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Wishing you all a wonderful holiday week ahead!