Gifts From the Kitchen with Therm O Web

Happy Friday, Friends! Thanks for stopping by!

So today marks day four of puppy sitting, and this little girl is definitely keeping me on my toes. In between keeping her entertained and keeping her out of trouble, cleaning up puppy messes, and acting as a human chew toy, I am not getting much else done.

My word, what a bundle of energy a puppy is. She is so tiny, and so quick. It’s hard for me to keep up. Thank goodness for nap time.

My sweet Crissy is patient, but I think she’s ready for the puppy to go home. All Annie wants to do is bite and nip and climb and jump and attack… and Crissy and I, well…. we would prefer quiet time.😀

AudreyPettit Thermoweb BonAppetitMemoPadsAs busy as it’s been, I do have a project to share today. A quick and easy gift idea and tutorial, made for the Therm O Web blog.

AudreyPettit Thermoweb BonAppetitMemoPads2While cruising through my local dollar store, I came across a package of memo pads that I thought would make great little gifts. And at 8 pads for a dollar, the price just can’t be beat. The long, skinny shape of these seemed perfect for grocery lists. So I went with a food theme, using the adorable Photo Play Paper foodie collection, Fresh Picked.

AudreyPettit Thermoweb BonAppetitMemoPads3It’s such an easy project. Just cut papers to the size of your memo pad or notebook, with a little bit extra to wrap over the top. Then add a few word strips and embellishments, and tie them up with string.

AudreyPettit Thermoweb BonAppetitMemoPads4I’ve got a full step-by-step tutorial up on the Therm O Web blog, if you’d like to learn more.

Time to get back to that puppy!  Have a great weekend, everyone!

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

PhotoPlay FRESH PICKED 12 x 12 Collection Pack FP2264Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad BRUSHED CORDUROY Ranger TIM21421Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS IBT40965Therm O Web 0.125 INCH iCraft Adhesive Double Sided 3373Therm O Web 0.50 INCH iCraft Adhesive Double Sided 3375

Twine: The Twinery


We Interrupt this Program

Hello Sweet Friends! Happy Wednesday!

Sometimes, a girl makes plans… and things just don’t work out. I’m sure you all know what I’m talking about.

Now I’m not really a huge planner, overall, but I did have some general ideas of how my week would go. You know…a few general guidelines and goals. Today I was to have my new flower girl prim dollies ready to list in my shop, and share with you. I mean, I was all set. The pieces are cut out, and even partially assembled. But then I hit a snag, and all work has come to a grinding halt. And now I’ve got nothing…

Why, you ask?

Well, I have a little visitor here with me this week. I am baby sitting. And this baby sure is keeping me hopping.

Savannah 9 weeks
And like most babies, this one needs constant attention. This is little Savannah, aka Annie, a sweet Golden Retriever pup. She belongs to my kids and their dad, but she will be staying with me quite a bit. And at nine weeks old, she is a ton of work.

But seriously…. look at that face!

And I guess the work can wait, right?


Brown-Eyed Sue

Hello, Friends, and happy Monday to you!

Today I’m switching gears from my normal papercrafts, to sharing one of my latest little fabric creations. I know it’s still July, but the last couple of weeks has found me knee deep in fall and Halloween production mode. Before we know it, back to school time will be here, and the change of season, too. And it’s always good to be prepared.

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I’ve been thinking about my upcoming Fall Shop. This year I am super excited to not only share my prims with you here in my own shop, but to also have them featured in the adorable Rusty Bucket store in charming downtown Apex, NC. So I’ve been a busy bee, trying to get ready.

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Of course it’s still too soon for ghosties and spooks. So when the girls and I got together this past week for craft day, I turned my thoughts back to summer with this little cutie pie flower girl. This is Brown-Eyed Sue. The perfect flower for the late summer garden.

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She has flower petals for hair, and a green dress for stem and leaves. I made her a little corsage, too, using dies from my sweet friend, Tammy Tutterow, and some of my own hand-dyed fabrics. So silly! She just makes me smile.

Now I’ve got other ideas for flower girls in my head! And the pieces are cut out on my work table already. I’m hoping to finish this week, and perhaps list some new flower girls in my Shop, too.

One last fling before the spooks begin!


#Summer Fun with Photo Play Paper

Happy Friday, Crafty Friends!

I have another home decor project to share today. An altered frame, made for Photo Play Paper using their adorable Mad 4 Plaid collection.

AudreyPettit PPP Mad4Plaid SummerFrame
I recently scored a bunch of plain wooden frames at my local junk shop, and I love them for quick home decor projects like these. Just a bit of patterned paper on the frame, and then a quick scene for the inside. This time, an easy little summer scene, made with both paper and stickers.

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I free-hand cut some rounded hills and flower stems from green plaid, and added flower and cloud stickers to complete the view. A couple of 28 Lilac Lane seed beads dress up the center of the flowers. Super simple and sweet.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Hope you all have a fabulous weekend!

The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

PhotoPlay DELIGHTFUL PLAID 12 x 12 Collection Pack BSD2288PhotoPlay Paper - Happy Glamper Collection - 12 x 12 Collection PackRanger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW3953228 Lilac Lane ATTIC FINDINGS Embellishment Kit LL1033M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE Permanent


Fresh From the Garden with Sizzix

Hello Crafty Friends! Thanks for stopping by!

Today I have a DIY home decor project to share, made with a new line of home decor dies by Sizzix and Lynda Kanase.

AudreyPettit Sizzix GardenHanger
This fresh from the garden hanger is made with a new Thinlits Plus die set called Ampersand, and it is fabulous for home decor projects like this. The Plus size means that these die sets are larger than regular Thinlits set, making them perfect for larger focal point and projects.

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I loved the large wavy banner from this set, and decided to use it as the base for this little door hanger. I die cut the banner twice, once from patterned paper and once from heavyweight watercolor cardstock, to give the base some strength and stability. And then decorated the banner with lots of pretty flowers and swirls.

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There’s lots of fun flower shapes included in this set, giving you plenty of different options for floral designs. Love that you can basically layer as many pieces and shapes as you wish. I added foam tape between some of the layers to add dimension, and topped my flowers with pretty buttons from 28 Lilac Lane.

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I love bringing a touch of the garden indoors for the summer. And this is such an easy project when dies do all the work for you. I’ve got a full step-by-step tutorial up on the Sizzix blog, if you’d like to learn more.

Happy Wednesday, Friends! Hope you all have a wonderful day!

The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

PhotoPlay Paper - Happy Glamper Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - PennantsPhotoPlay Paper - Fresh Picked Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - TagsPhotoPlay Paper - Fresh Picked Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Garden FreshRanger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532Bazzill Basics - 12 x 12 Cardstock - Canvas Texture - YellowSizzix - Thinlits Plus Die - Ampersand28 Lilac Lane - Decorative Embellishment Bottle - Hello SunshineTim Holtz Distress Ink Pad BRUSHED CORDUROY Ranger TIM21421Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS IBT409653M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE PermanentSizzix - Big Shot Plus Machine - White and Gray



A Feels Like Home Birthday

Happy Monday, Crafty Friends!

I have another card to share with you from what I am calling my “projects from the scrap pile” series. Today I’m building up my stash of birthday cards while re-visiting a super old collection from Little Yellow Bicycle called Feels Like Home.

AudreyPettit LYB HappyBirthdayCard This yellow, grey, and black combo has been one of my absolute favorites lately. And although this paper line was originally meant for fall, I think these colors work well for summer. Especially paired with this retro black-eyed Susan stamp I’ve had in my stash forever, but have never used. Sure feels good to break out the old stuff, doesn’t it?

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I did some simple masking on the panel to create the stem and background flower. Then popped a second flower blossom, water-colored and coated with Glossy Accents, on top. The background was stamped with a woodgrain border stamp from PTI. Another oldie from my stash that had never been used. Bonus points there!

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I had almost forgotten how many items used to come in each Little Yellow Bicycle collection. I tried to use lots of them on my card….. paper and banners and borders. Canvas sticker and vellum tape. Even so, I hardly made a dent in the stash.

Guess I need to keep working at it.

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

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

Ranger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 25 SheetsHero Arts - BasicGrey - J?Adore Collection - Clear Acrylic Stamps - Hello LoveSizzix Clear Stamps BIRTHDAY 659798Ranger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK AIP31468Hero Arts Shadow Ink Pad SOFT GRANITE Mid-Tone AF226Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Mustard SeedTim Holtz Distress Ink Pad WILD HONEY Ranger TIM27201Ranger Inkssentials GLOSSY ACCENTS Glue Dimensional Adhesive GAC170423M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE Permanent

Little Yellow Bicycle: Feels Like Home Vellum Tape
Papertrey Ink: Background Basics: Farm & Barn

Proud To Be with Therm O Web

Hello, Friends! Happy Friday!

This week, vendors, artists, and crafters gathered in Salt Lake City for the third annual Sierra Pacific Crafts Mixed Media Show. And this year, for the first time, Therm O Web attended, showing off the latest addition to the Deco Foil line up….. Watercolor Deco Foils. And our new Mixed Media Sheets, too.

AudreyPettit Thermoweb ProudToBeCanvasSo of course this show is all about mixed media, and since America just celebrated its independence day, I combined the two to make a patriotic altered canvas, perfect for adding a touch of Americana to my home decor for the summer.

AudreyPettit Thermoweb ProudToBeCanvas3True to mixed media style, this 8×8 canvas is filled with layers. The background started with patterned paper, followed by layers of paint, stain, markers, and modeling paste. I used a Tim Holtz star layering stencil to create a subtle texture, and then added shiny bright detail with the new watercolor foils.

AudreyPettit Thermoweb ProudToBeCanvas4If you look closely at the foiled areas, you can see the variation in color to the new watercolor foils. The Amber foil, used on the sparklers, has a beautiful metallic shine in a gold, silver, and copper watercolor wash. The Lapis foil, used to accent the firecrackers and the background, ranges  from shades of blue into metallic silver.

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My funky junk firecrackers were free-hand cut and doodled. Those poor things have been sanded, torn, inked, painted, and stained, for an aged feel. Think I may have nailed that part!  I added rope wicks that I actually set on fire, for a bit of lifelike char. All in the name of art. Haha😉

AudreyPettit Thermoweb ProudToBeCanvas2The papers are oldies, but goodies. The Freedom collection from Authentique. I pieced several prints for the firecrackers. And cut the sentiment from the papers, too.

I’ve got a full step-by-step tutorial up on the Therm O Web blog, if you’d like to learn more.

And here’s a peek at our 5 New Watercolor Deco Foil Transfer Sheets. From left to right: Amber, Emerald, Amethyst, Lapis and Summer Rainbow (coming soon!)



Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you all have a fabulous weekend!

The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Prima Flowers 8 X 8 WATERCOLOR CANVAS PANEL 585686iCraft® DECO FOIL™ Liquid Adhesive 2.1ozTim Holtz Layering Stencil STARS THS008Faber-Castell MANGA BLACK PITT Artist Pens 167132Tim Holtz Distress Paint PICKET FENCE Ranger TDD36425Tim Holtz Distress Paint BROKEN CHINA Ranger TDD36319Tim Holtz Distress Paint BLACK SOOT Ranger TDD36302Tim Holtz Distress Ink Stain ANTIQUE LINEN Ranger TDW29816Tim Holtz Distress Markers GATHERED TWIGS Ranger TDM38207Ranger TEXTURE PASTE 4oz INK44444Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium MATTE TDA47933