Strawberry Festival with Therm O Web

Happy Friday, Friends!

Every once in awhile, the Therm O Web team gets the opportunity to work with some of the latest and greatest fabric collections on the market. This month, the team had the chance to play with Jennifer Heynen’s adorable new Strawberry Festival line.

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Jennifer’s fabric collections are always so bright and happy, and Strawberry Festival is no exception. Since strawberry season is upon us here in North Carolina, I thought it was only fitting to go quite literal with my project. So what better time to create a few shabby sweet strawberry bowl fillers than now?

AudreyPettit Thermoweb StrawberrySetThese fun strawberries are so easy to create, even for beginner sewers. And they look as great tucked into a bowl for some quick and easy seasonal home decor as they are functional as a pin cushion in the craft room.

audreypettit thermoweb strawberriesI used a variety of adorable Strawberry Festival prints to create my berries. The stems and toppers are from my own Distress-dyed fabric. And some golden seed beads from 28 Lilac Lane made for the perfect berry seeds, didn’t they? I have a full tutorial up on the Therm O Web blog, if you’d like to learn more.

audreypettit thermoweb strawberries2I had so much fun with my berries, I decided to make mini versions for one of my silly rag dolls. Meet Susie Strawberry.

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Susie and my strawberry prims will be available in my new Summer Shop on Sunday. So mark your calendars, if you are interested, for my grand opening!
Sunday, May 1st
10:00 am EST

There’s lots of fun summery, beachy, nautical, and patriotic primitives and rag dolls for you, including quite a few one-of-a-kinds! Hope to see you then!

Have a great weekend, everyone!

Summer Shop Sneak Peek- Prim Button Flags

Happy Wednesday, Friends!

I am so excited today to start sharing a few special previews of my new summer edition AudOnes Prims! I know it has been quiet in the shop lately, but behind the scenes has been a flurry of activity getting ready for my new Summer Shop, opening this Sunday May 1st.

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The summer shop will be filled with all things bright and colorful, and well…. summer-y. And I am so happy to share my new little sillies with you! Today I wanted to share a peek at a sweet little Americana project I’ve made featuring gorgeous buttons from 28 Lilac Lane.

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Some of you may know this by now (snicker), but I like to decorate my house for the seasons and holidays. And my go-to look for summer is patriotic Americana. So of course I could not resist creating some red, white, and blue decor for my summer shop.

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I had so much fun creating a mini flag for these little bowl filler pillow tucks. I used tea-stained fabric and some old recycled denim for the field. Broke out my Tim Holtz star stencil and paint, too. And then the stripes were dressed up with beautiful 28 Lilac Lane buttons in a blend of white and cream.

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I love how the buttons add a vintage feel to the flags. Perfect for that shabby, rustic look that I adore so much.

These little flag tucks, along with all my summer prims, will be available in the Shop at 10:00 am EST, Sunday May 1st. And in the mean time, if there’s anything that you still want from my Spring Shop, now is the time to grab it!

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


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28 Lilac Lane collection used here:
Cotton Candy Embellishment Jar
Birds of a Feather Embellishment Jar

available now at Buttons Galore & More and Ellen Hutson, LLC… and coming soon to

Souper Cool with My Favorite Things

Happy Monday, Friends!

I’m starting out the week with another silly chef from My Favorite Things.

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Once again I’m using the BasicGrey Sun Kissed 6×6 papers and Zig Clean Color markers for the images. With all of these cards that I’ve made, I’m hoping I’ve made at least a small dent in that paper pad. Who knew those things are so hard to use up?

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I am a fan of puns, so the sentiments in this set really crack me up. And I do love those little chefs. I gave this guy a coordinating neckerchief with a bit of tiny paper piecing.

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Hope you all had a wonderful weekend, and thanks so much for stopping by! I’m gearing up for a new shop opening this weekend. My AudOnes Prims summer editions are coming soon! I’ll start sharing a few sneak peeks next time. Until then, have a great week, my friends!


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

BasicGrey - Sun Kissed Collection - 6 x 6 Paper PadNeenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 25 SheetsRanger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532My Favorite Things RECIPE FOR HAPPINESS Clear Stamps BB30My Favorite Things RECIPE FOR HAPPINESS Die-Namics MFT853Zig CLEAN COLOR 60 SET Real Brush RB6000AT60VRanger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK AIP31468

Buttons Galore & More 28 Lilac Lane Blog Hop

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Hello Crafty Friends, and welcome to the Buttons Galore & More 28 Lilac Lane Blog Hop! I am so excited to be joining the hop today, featuring the brand new 28 Lilac Lane collection from my talented friend, May Flaum!

If you are just joining in, and would like to start at the beginning of the hop, please pop over to May’s blog, Craft with May. Otherwise, welcome, and thanks so much for stopping by!  I’ve got a fun shaker tag to share with you today.

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My sweet daughter just recently celebrated her 18th birthday, and I wanted to make something fun and festive to add to her presents. Perfect excuse for a shaker tag, right?

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I really love that adorable elephant, and love this little garden scene for a spring birthday. I chose my daughter’s favorite colors for the palette, water coloring the images with Distress Inks, and picking a patterned paper to match. The background was inked and layered with punched clouds and a grassy border below. And the shaker? Filled with the most perfect 28 Lilac Lane embellishments.

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Love that May’s embellishment kits and bottles come with such a fabulous assortment of goodies, all packed into one container. Adds a ton of fun to mix seed beads with sequins, and throw in a few flat-backed pearls, too. This beautiful combo is from the Minty Fresh Embellishment bottle and the New Leaf Embellishment Kit. All available now at Buttons Galore & More and Ellen Hutson, LLC… and coming soon to

Next stop along the hop is Chari Moss. Here’s the full hop list, in case you get lost.

May Flaum
Ashli Oliver
Audrey Pettit <<< (you are here)<<<
Chari Moss
Emma Williams
Nina-Marie Trapani
Buttons Galore & More

And Buttons Galore & More will be having a give-away at the end of the hop on their blog (link is above) so be sure to hop on over!

Happy Hopping!


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

Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 25 SheetsRanger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532BasicGrey - Adrift Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - TideMy Favorite Things ADORABLE ELEPHANTS Clear Stamps BB28My Favorite Things ADORABLE ELEPHANTS DIe-Namics MFT814Tim Holtz Sizzix Framelits TAG COLLECTION Wafer Thin Die Set 658784Heidi Swapp - MINC Collection - Surfaces - Acetate - 8.5 x 11Fiskars CLOUD LARGE Easy Squeeze Punch 03801*Ranger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK AIP31468Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad TWISTED CITRON Ranger TIM43294Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad PEACOCK FEATHERS Ranger Spring TIM34933Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad MUSTARD SEED Ranger TIM20226Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad PUMICE STONE Ranger TIM27140Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad VICTORIAN VELVET Ranger TIM27195Ranger Inkssentials GLOSSY ACCENTS Glue Dimensional Adhesive GAC17042Uni-Ball Pen Signo Gel WHITE Two Pack 1919994Copic Sketch MARKER W3 WARM GRAY GreyRanger Studio Paint ARTIST BRUSHES Brush BRU40842Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS IBT409653M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE Permanent

Taylored Expressions: Cloud Border Die
Trim: Stampin’Up, The Twinery

Mother’s Day Wishes with Therm O Web

Happy Wednesday, Crafty Friends!

Today I have a Mother’s Day card to share that I made for the Therm O Web blog. This card features a bit of stamping, a bit of trendy Deco Foil, and a quick and easy inlay die cut technique using iCraft adhesive tape.

AudreyPettit Thermoweb DecoFoil Mother'sDayCardMy mom loves flowers, as most mother’s do. You should see her gorgeous yard. When I picture her house, I almost always envision the front courtyard. My dad built a beautiful wooden arbor there, and wisteria was planted at the base of the poles. Fast forward many years later, and now that wisteria has filled the entire front patio. And when it’s in bloom, those amazing blossoms hang down from the canopy like some magical fairy wonderland.

AudreyPettit Thermoweb DecoFoil Mother'sDayCard2My bedroom at home looks out over the courtyard. And last time we visited, the wisteria was in bloom. So many happy memories. I’m sure it will come as no surprise that these rich colors of deep lilac purple and green, well… they make me think of home. And although these flowers aren’t wisteria, I think they will do.😀

AudreyPettit Thermoweb DecoFoil Mother'sDayCard3These pretty flowers are from Stampin’Up’s Bloom with Hope set. I stamped the images in black ink, doing a bit of masking to add the greenery around the flowers. And then colored them all with Copic markers. I die cut the panel with My Creative Time’s Stitched Square dies, and then created a matching frame from the dies, too. The outer frame has been embellished with Therm O Web Deco Foil in the gorgeous new Lilac color. Inlay die cutting keeps the framework seamless.

AudreyPettit Thermoweb DecoFoil Mother'sDayCard4I added some pretty BasicGrey patterned paper, and a button from the new 28 Lilac Lane collection. A stenciled background, and a quick sentiment strip finish the design. You may notice I did something a little different with the card base, too. I’ve got the full tutorial, including details on the foiled frame and inlay die cutting, up on the Therm O Web blog, if you’d like to learn more.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I’ll be back a day early tomorrow for the special Buttons Galore & More 28 Lilac Lane Blog Hop. Hope to see you all then!


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

Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 25 SheetsBasicGrey - Dear Heart Collection - 6 x 6 Paper PadSimon Says Stamp Stencil LEDGER DROPS SSST121353 This is the Life *iCraft® DECO FOIL™ Adhesive Pen .34flozAmerican Crafts - Hemp Twine - EggplantMemento TUXEDO BLACK INK PAD Full Size me-900Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Shaded LilacRanger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS IBT40965

Stamps: Stampin’Up- Bloom with Hope set, My Creative Time- Love You Bunches set
Dies: My Creative Time- Stitched Squares Inside & Out
Button: Buttons Galore & More 28 Lilac Lane- New Leaf Embellishment Kit
Copic Markers: BV02, BV11, BV13, BV17, YG06, YG13, YG17, BG02, RV19

Getting Wiser

Hello everyone, and happy Monday! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!

Today I have another card to share with you from what I am calling my “projects from the scrap pile” series. This time, I’m mixing up my favorite Tim Holtz Flower Garden stamps with probably my most favorite BasicGrey collection of all time, Barista.

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I think it’s no secret. I am a neutral-loving girl. So I’m sure it comes as no big surprise that I am crazy about this paper line. Love the bold and graphic black and white prints combined with earthy tones of burlap brown and grey…. with a pop of golden yellow thrown in for good measure. Really floats my shabby little boat, and such a perfect combo for some Flower Garden flowers.

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I’ve been playing a lot with the beautiful peonies from this set recently, so today I thought I’d try out the pretty coneflower instead. I stamped the image onto white cardstock using Jet Black Archival Ink, and then colored the image using Distress Ink.  When I was done, I went around the image with a blue Copic marker to add a bit of shadow and depth.

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I framed the image with a Barista cardstock sticker, and added a die cut frame behind the image, too. Wrapped them both with a bit of natural twine, and added a few sequins scattered here and there. The sentiment is from the Sizzix Birthday clear stamp set. I finished off the inside of the card with a Happy Birthday image from the same set.

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Thanks so much for stopping by, Friends! Wishing you a fabulous week ahead!


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

Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 25 SheetsTim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps FLOWER GARDEN cms215Sizzix Clear Stamps BIRTHDAY 659798BasicGrey BARISTA 5 x 12 Cardstock Stickers BTA4886BasicGrey BARISTA Eclectic Embellishments BTA4891*May Arts NATURAL Twine String BurlapRanger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK AIP31468Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad SCATTERED STRAW Ranger TIM21483Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad WILD HONEY Ranger TIM27201Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad PEELED PAINT Ranger TIM20233Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad BRUSHED CORDUROY Ranger TIM21421Copic - Sketch Marker - B0000 - Pale CelestineRanger Studio Paint ARTIST BRUSHES Brush BRU40842

Patterned Paper: BasicGrey Barista 6×6 Paper Pad

Being There with My Favorite Things

Happy Wednesday, Friends!

Today I am once again revisiting those adorable chefs from My Favorite Things,

Recipe for Happiness

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I didn’t originally intend to end up with so many little chef cards all at once. What started out as an experimentation in coloring with the Zig Clean Color markers ended up yielding a mini mountain of silly little chefs. And really, it would be a shame to let them go to waste, right?

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After quite a bit of practicing, I decided I like the look of blending out the markers with a wet paintbrush the best. And this time, I added in a bit of paper piecing on his chef coat and scarf. Seriously gave my clunky fingers a work out to trim around that scarf, but I think it turned out so cute.

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Like my other little chef cards, these papers are once again from the BasicGrey Sun Kissed 6×6 paper pad. After my first couple of cards, I ended up with a pile of scraps that I would then challenge myself to use up on the next card. Which felt pretty good until I realized I was just making even more scraps as I went along. Tell me, friends…. do you think the scrap paper pile ever truly gets any smaller?😀

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


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

BasicGrey - Sun Kissed Collection - 6 x 6 Paper PadNeenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 25 SheetsRanger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532My Favorite Things RECIPE FOR HAPPINESS Clear Stamps BB30My Favorite Things RECIPE FOR HAPPINESS Die-Namics MFT853Zig CLEAN COLOR 60 SET Real Brush RB6000AT60VDoodlebug GRAY Chunky Twine 4816Ranger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK AIP31468