Gobble Until You Wobble with Sizzix

There are lots of things I love about being a small shop owner. Of course I love the creativity of crafting up my little prims, and I love the rush of nerves and excitement when I get to share something new with you. But as silly as it may sound, my very favorite part of having my own shop is packaging up the orders. The busy work part. But I love it.

AudreyPettit Sizzix GobbleTags

I have a set process that’s become a work of heart. Wrap each piece in tissue and twine, and top with a handmade tag. Just a little something extra to show how much I appreciate all of you.

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My Fall Shop opens next week, so I’ve been busy working on my stash of fall tags to add to the packages. Couldn’t resist this adorable new turkey stamp and die set by Stephanie Barnard for Sizzix. So perfect for fall and Thanksgiving packages, treat containers, or even dressing up your holiday table this year. Doesn’t that guy just make you smile?

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I raided my old Simple Stories paper for these, and did a very simple, loose watercolor on the images with Distress inks. The frames and tag bases are from some other new die sets from Stephanie Barnard this month. Really great basic shape sets that can be used for every day crafting. I’ve got the full step-by-step tutorial up on the Sizzix blog, if you’d like to learn more.

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


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

Sizzix Framelits Die Set 9PK w/Stamps - Thanksgiving TurkeySizzix Framelits Die Set 8PK - Circles, DottedSizzix Framelits Die Set 9PK - Rectangles, DottedTim Holtz Core'dinations DISTRESS ColorCore 12 x 12 Cardstock GX190000Ranger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532Pretty Pink Posh 4MM TANGERINE Cupped SequinsMay Arts NATURAL Twine String BurlapRanger Wendy Vecchi Archival POTTING SOIL Ink Pad AID38979Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad ANTIQUE LINEN Ranger TIM19497Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad CARVED PUMPKIN Ranger TIM43201Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad BRUSHED CORDUROY Ranger TIM21421Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad FOSSILIZED AMBER Ranger TIM43225Ranger Inkssentials GLOSSY ACCENTS Glue Dimensional Adhesive GAC17042Sizzix - Big Shot Plus Machine - White and GraySizzix MAGNETIC PLATFORM FOR WAFER-THIN DIES Accessory 656499Sizzix Big Shot Kick STANDARD CUTTING PADS 1 Pair 655093

 

Patterned Paper: Simple Stories Take a Hike 6×6 Paper Pad

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Halloween Inspiration Series with Tim Holtz

Hello, Crafty Friends! Happy Monday!

Today I wanted to share a peek of a project that I am so honored and excited to have posted over on the Tim Holtz blog, as part of a month-long Halloween Inspiration Series! The projects you will see there throughout the month are filled with all the latest and greatest Tim Holtz Holiday products, that I know you are going to love! Tons of new 2016 Halloween Idea-ology, and new Sizzix Alterations dies, too. Plus plenty of inspiration and project tutorials to get your creativity soaring.

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For my project, I made a haunted bi-fold frame base from recycled cardboard, and then added lots of spooky details with new papers and deco sheets, dies, and amazing Idea-ology bits and bobs.

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I love projects like this frame base that could be used in so many different ways. Simply change out the papers and accents, and you have a great home decor piece for any season, theme, or holiday you wish. It’s really easy, too. I’ve got the complete step-by-step directions and supply list on the Tim Holtz blog, if you’d like to learn more. Hope you’ll check it out!

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


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Tim Holtz Idea-ology Paper Stash MATERIALIZE 8 x 8 Cardstock Pack TH93303Ranger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532Ranger Inkssentials 8.5 X 11 MANILA CARDSTOCK Surfaces ISM28246Tim Holtz Idea-ology HALLOWEEN Deco Sheets TH93314RESERVE Tim Holtz Sizzix DRIP EDGE Thinlits Die 661585RESERVE Tim Holtz Sizzix MIXED MEDIA HALLOWEEN Thinlits Die 661588Advantus - Tim Holtz - Idea-ology Collection - Mini Cabinet Cards - SophisticateTim Holtz Idea-ology CURIOSITIES Ephemera TH93306Tim Holtz Idea-ology GOTHIC Remnant Rubs TH93308Tim Holtz Idea-ology BROOMSTICKS TH93318*Tim Holtz Idea-ology MATERIALIZE Design Tape TH93316Tim Holtz Idea-ology INCANTATION Metal Word Bands TH93307Tim Holtz Idea-ology WICKED Metal Adornments TH93305Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad BRUSHED CORDUROY Ranger TIM21421Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad ANTIQUE LINEN Ranger TIM19497Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad WILTED VIOLET Ranger TIM43263Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad SHADED LILAC Ranger Spring TIM34957Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad CARVED PUMPKIN Ranger TIM43201Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad VICTORIAN VELVET Ranger TIM27195Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Black SootTim Holtz Distress Paint PICKET FENCE Ranger TDD36425Tim Holtz Distress Paint BLACK SOOT Ranger TDD36302Ranger 4 ounce MULTI MEDIUM MATTE Paint Glue INK41535Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS IBT40965Tim Holtz Idea-ology TINY ATTACHER Stapler Tool Mini Staples TH92800Sizzix - Big Shot Plus Machine - White and GraySizzix MAGNETIC PLATFORM FOR WAFER-THIN DIES Accessory 656499Sizzix Big Shot Kick STANDARD CUTTING PADS 1 Pair 655093Tim Holtz Idea-ology SANDING GRIP Block Tool Sand TH92482Tim Holtz DISTRESS SPRAYER Ranger 4 Ounces TDA47414Ranger Inkssentials Non Stick CRAFT SHEET 15 X 18 Reusable NSC20677

My Creative Time 58th Edition Release Blog Hop

Welcome to the My Creative Time 58th Edition Release Blog Hop! Today is a happy day, because finally it’s release day for all of the wonderful products you’ve been seeing in the sneak peeks throughout this past week. I am so excited to be joining in on the fun with a special guest project. You should have arrived from Ruthie’s blog, but if you’ve gotten lost anywhere along the way, you can start back at the My Creative Time blog.

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Autumn is my very favorite season, so I am super happy to be playing along with this month’s fabulous fall release. Today I have made a tag set to share using the sweet new Gobble Gobble stamp and die set.

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Love the versatility of this set, with images that work perfectly for the entire autumn season, including Halloween and Thanksgiving. I went with a harvest theme for my tags today, done up in a bright watercolor Distress combo, perfect for adding to fall treat containers or gift bags, or dressing up a simple card design.

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The tags themselves are from a previously released set from last holiday season called Holiday Tag. I die cut the tags from watercolor paper, and then stamped my images in crisp black ink. I love the look of loose watercolor, and my Distress inks were perfect for that. I stamped my sentiments in a combo of black and orange for fall, and die cut the banners using the coordinating die. Then a bit of twine to finish.

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Thank you so much for stopping by! Next stop along the hop is Joy from Joy’s Life.

And here’s more information for you about today’s release.

***FREEBIE STAMPS***

Happy Haunting
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For our “Freebie” stamp for this release, we are giving away this spooktacular “Happy Haunting” set to the FIRST 100 shoppers! If you are one of the first 100 shoppers, you do not have to add this set to your cart, as it will be entered automatically. After that, this set will be available for purchase in the shop, along with the rest of today’s release.

***BLOG HOP GIVEAWAY***
For our blog hop giveaway, Emma is giving away a $50 gift card to the “My Creative Time” store to ONE LUCKY winner! ALL you have to do is leave a comment on each of our blogs! You are NOT required to comment on EVERY SINGLE blog, but the more you comment on, the MORE chances you have for winning! VERY IMPORTANT, PLEASE leave a way for us to contact you w/your comment just in case “YOU” are the lucky winner! 
 ***SALE ALERT***
ALSO, DON’T FORGET our sale starts RIGHT NOW here: http://shop.my-creative-time.com/New-Release_c40.htm! Use the code: AUG2016 to receive a 15% discount off your entire purchase! This sale applies to “IN-STOCK” items ONLY. This sale will end on Friday, August 26th @ 11:59 pm PST.

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Party Girl

Hello, Crafty Friends! Happy Wednesday!
Today I’m exploring my scrap pile again with some old favorite Simple Stories. This is the adorable Let’s Party collection.

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I made a vow to myself at the beginning of the year that I would try my hardest to actually use the cards that I make. And I’m happy to say that I’m sticking with that. But now, I can’t seem to keep up with the birthday cards! So whenever I have a moment to play, I’m trying to build up that birthday stash. Perfect excuse to break out this fun birthday themed collection.

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I love all the bright colors in this line, and tried to pull out a happy rainbow of a color palette here. Fun stripey paper for the background, layered with a pair of journaling cards tied with twine. I added a simple die cut label and clear sticker for the sentiment, topped with that cute chipboard image. And then a few sequins to finish.

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


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

Simple Stories LET'S PARTY 12 x 12 Collection Kit 5300Simple Stories LET'S PARTY Snap Cards 5323Simple Stories LET'S PARTY 6 x 12 Chipboard Stickers 5328Simple Stories LET'S PARTY Clear Stickers 5333Pretty Pink Posh AQUAMARINE Flat 6mm SequinsWe R Memory Keepers Cropadile CORNER CHOMPER Radius 70904-6

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Best Day Birdie

Hello, Crafty Friends!

I’m sitting here this morning, wishing I could turn back the calendar to last Monday. Last Monday, the international Dota 2 tournament was about to begin, my boy was packing up to come spend the week with me, and there were lots of happy hours still ahead for us both. But now it’s all over. The tournament. The week with my boy. Packed up and gone. And this old momma is feeling blue.

The end of summer is always a bit hard. But as much as I hate to see it go, I’m excited for fall to begin. My favorite season. Filled with my favorite things. And this week, I’ve got lots of fall fun in store for you. Including a post on Tim Holtz’s blog, featuring his new 2016 Halloween Release! And a blog hop for My Creative Time’s fall release, too. So lots of fun things to look forward to. But before I turn things over to the next season, I do have one more bright, summer-inspired card to share.

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This is WeRMemoryKeepers’ Flower Girl collection. I’m still working on using up my remaining scraps, and I still had this one cute bird left… so you know it had to find a home. I am just a sucker for all the adorable little birds in this line.

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I also tried to use up as many die cut ephemera pieces as I could here.  There’s die cut frames and banner flags. A wreath, some branches, and the little birdie, too. Topped off with a woodsy sentiment banner and twine.

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Hope your week is off to a great start! And thanks so much for stopping by!


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

We R Memory Keepers - Flower Girl Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - FoliageWe R Memory Keepers - Flower Girl Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Garden PathWe R Memory Keepers - Flower Girl Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - FinchWe R Memory Keepers - Flower Girl Collection - Wood Veneer PiecesWe R Memory Keepers - Flower Girl Collection - Ephemera with Foil Accents

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Endless Summer Days with Photo Play Paper

 Happy Friday!

We are down to the last days of battle in the 2016 International Dota 2 championship, and my friends, the competition has been intense. Clear underdogs have risen up to wipe out favored teams, and champions expected to move on have already been sent packing. One thing is clear, with only a few teams remaining, it’s anybody’s ball game. I’m rooting heavily for the last North American team standing, EG, who will battle in the upper bracket finals this afternoon. But truly, any one of these final teams can walk away with the title.
Pretty exciting times for this first time TI viewer.

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So far, I’ve managed to impress my boy with my gaming stamina. I don’t think he truly believed that I would stick with it for this long, but I wouldn’t miss this for the world. The time I’ve been able to spend with Pete this summer is absolutely priceless to me. Next week, he’ll be back at school, starting up his senior year in college. So for now, I’m absorbing every moment that I can.

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Of course, with the tournament going on, I haven’t spent a single moment in my scrap room this week. But I do have a card to share with you today. A happy summertime card I made recently for Photo Play Paper using their adorable pool-side collection, Summer Daydreams.

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What says summer more than bright blue skies and a pair of flip-flops?  Wish I had a pair of polka dotty flops like these for myself.

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I used the smaller scale prints from the 6×6 paper pad to contrast with the larger chipboard shapes, and layered the papers with nice crisp white to make everything pop. The sentiment was cut from one of the patterned papers. Then a simple twine bow to finish.

Thanks so much for stopping by, Friends! Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!


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

Photo Play Paper - Summer Daydreams Collection - 6 x 6 Paper PadPhoto Play Paper - Summer Daydreams Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Unplug 3 x 4 CardsNeenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 25 Sheets

Twine: The Twinery

For My Sweet Friend with Therm O Web

Hello Crafty Friends! Happy Wednesday!

This week, I’ve found myself immersed in the world of competitive online gaming. We’re talking the main event of the biggest e-sports competition of the year, as 16 teams battle for a prize pool of more than $20 million in The 2016 International Dota 2 Championships at Seattle’s Key Arena.

After several days of group stages, the main event kicked off Monday with teams fighting in a double-elimination bracket to determine who gets to keep the lion’s share of the prize pool. This is the largest prize pool in e-sports history, and excitement is riding high. And yes friends, you can catch all the action live-stream on Steam.

As you can imagine, this is the highlight of the year for my own online gamer. So if a mom has any desire to spend even a single moment of her summer with said gamer, there’s only one thing to do. Become a Dota2 fan. And watch TI6…. every single minute of it.

And that’s what she will do.

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Of course that much gaming leaves little time for anything else, but I do have a card to share with you today. A sweet and girly friendship card I made for the Therm O Web blog featuring a fun new product to the Therm O Web line-up, Mixed Media Sheets.

AudreyPettit Thermoweb MM ForMySweetFriendCard2These new MM sheets can be inked, stamped, dyed, or painted, die cut, trimmed, torn, or punched for a huge variety of mixed media looks on any project. For my card, I inked the sheet with Distress Inks before die cutting and stamping. Love the extra texture it adds to my flower tower.

AudreyPettit Thermoweb MM ForMySweetFriendCard3I’m still working on my scrap pile. This is Little Yellow Bicycle’s Fern Girl collection again. And if you’d like to learn more about these Mixed Media Sheets, I’ve got a full tutorial for this project up on the Therm O Web blog.

Sorry if I’m slow getting around to visit this week, but I’ll be by soon!
Until then, Gyrocopter and I hope you all have a wonderful day!

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