I’m a Little Crabby with BasicGrey


Hello, hello and happy Monday to you! Hope you’ve all had a wonderful weekend. It was a busy one for us, but a very happy kind of busy. The Little Missy and I have just returned from a lovely three days at the North Carolina shore, celebrating a special birthday of a very special friend. What a fabulous time we have had! I’ve been quite spoiled, my friends… with perfect weather, great friends, and a condo right on the beach with a private strip of sand practically all to ourselves. It doesn’t get much better than that. I am a lucky, lucky girl.
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I had every best intention of getting some more of my holiday cards completed this weekend, but of course that never happened. I was waaaay too distracted by talk and snacks to get anything done. But in honor of my beach trip, I do have a fun nautical project to share with you today. A little crabby home decor piece, made with BasicGrey’s adorable beach collection Adrift.

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I found this wooden crab shape on clearance at my local big box craft store. Such a great deal at only $2, and so fun to dress up with my favorite beachy papers. I mixed lots of prints here for some eye catching interest, and grunged things up with a bit of sandpaper and white paint. Added a couple of hang tags, and a big double bow. Simple, shabby beach cottage charm.

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I’ve got more details up on the BasicGrey blog, if you care to take a peek. And I’ll link you to all the supplies below. Thanks so much for stopping by! Wishing you all a wonderful day!


BasicGrey Adrift Collection

Port Side 12×12 Paper
Sailor 12×12 Paper
Ropes 12×12 Paper
Ahoy 12×12 Paper
Tide 12×12 Paper
Elements Stickers
Die Cuts & Transparencies
Chipboard Shapes
Trim: Stampin’Up, Maya Road
Paint: Ranger Ink
Adhesive: Therm O Web SuperStik Glue Stick

Christmas in July Week- FaLaLa with Basicgrey

Hi everyone and happy Friday! It’s been a fun week for me, sharing Christmas in July projects with you. I’ve hope you’ve enjoyed it, too! Goodness knows I’m not usually organized enough to start my Christmas cards so early, but this week I’ve sort of challenged myself with a theme week here on the blog. And I’ve been loving getting a jump start on the holidays! Today, I have one last Christmas card to share, once again using BasicGrey’s fun new Juniper Berry collection.

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For this card, I wanted to really focus on the uhhhhdorable animal print on the 12×12 Reindeer Games patterned paper. So cute, isn’t it? This sheet of paper is filled with the sweetest little woodland scenes, and although it works great as a background paper, I thought it would be fun to frame some of the woodland animals as the focal point of my card.

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Adding a Juniper Berry die cut frame over the patterned paper is such an easy way to highlight keys areas of the design. I pulled out colors from the focal paper to repeat on the rest of the card, and then accented with a few stickers and die cuts. The focal panel is popped up with foam tape for extra depth and dimension.

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The baker’s twine and gold-striped washi tape are from the new Embellishment Pack. Such a fun pack filled with twine, thread, washi tape, jingle bells, and sequins.

I’m getting together with the girls this weekend for a bit of crafty fun. I’m thinking I might try to knock out more Christmas cards, since I’m on a roll. Need to keep the momentum going while I can! Thanks so much for stopping by. Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!


All Juniper Berry products start shipping in August, just a few short days away. I’ll keep my eye out, and will link you to all the products I used as soon as they hit the stores.

Christmas in July Week- Wonderland with BasicGrey

Hello Friends, happy Wednesday! I’m back today with another Christmas in July card, made with BasicGrey’s new Juniper Berry collection.

AudreyPettit BG JuniperBerry DoNotOpenCardThis fun card features a couple of my favorites from the Juniper Berry line… one of the 3×4 journaling cards, which I used here for the sentiment, and that adorable gilded wood die cut squirrel. Yes, that’s right. There are gilded wooden die cuts in Juniper Berry, filled with all sorts of woodland animals, and they are so, so cute.

AudreyPettit BG JuniperBerry DoNotOpenCard2The gold twine is from the new Embellishment Pack that contains coordinating jingle bells, washi tape, sequins and twine. And there are vellum die cuts in the collection, too.

AudreyPettit BG JuniperBerry DoNotOpenCard3I love this red and blue combo for the holidays. Perfect for Christmas, and works great for winter scenes, as well. Lots of versatility to this collection.


That’s two Christmas cards for me this year. I’m on a roll! Haha

Christmas in July Week- Dear Santa with BasicGrey


Hi everyone, and happy Monday! It’s the last week of July already, can you all believe that? just¬† enough time, if I hurry, to squeeze in some Christmas in July projects before the month is over.

AudreyPettit BG JuniperBerry DearSantaCardThis is BasicGrey’s new holiday collection for 2015, Juniper Berry. Such a super fun line in a mix of traditional holiday colors and prints with a bit of natural woodland kraft thrown in, too. I love it when a collection offers as much versatility as this one does.¬† And seriously… how can one resist that adorable penguin in a sweater?

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How about you guys? Anyone started on their holiday projects for the year?

Best Day Ever with Simple Stories

Hello Friends! Happy, happy Friday! I’ve got some Simple Stories for you today. A quick and easy card made with the Lovely SN@P! Pack.
Simple Stories’ SN@P! Packs are seriously a ton of fun. Each kit collection contains well over a hundred pieces of pre-cut journaling cards and die cut ephemera Absolutely perfect for pocket scrapbooking, of course, but also great for so much more.

Included in the Lovely SN@P! Pack are these adorable little 2″x2″ journaling cards you see here. So fabulous for creating quick and easy blocked designs, and small enough to work perfectly on cards.

One of the best things about SN@P! cards are the pre-printed images and titles that are great for journaling, but also make fabulous instant card sentiments, too. Love that these cards are all double-sided, for even more creative possibilities. I added a few Lovely die cuts, a bit of twine, and enamel dots, and this super easy, but super cute, card is complete.

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


All supplies are linked below:

Because You Knew with Authentique

Hello Friends, thanks for stopping by! Today I have a tag to share with you, made with a sweet new collection from Authentique called Devoted.

I know from the look of my tag, and the name of the line, you are probably thinking that Devoted is a love themed collection…. and I guess that is true in a way, if you love your pets. Because that’s what Devoted is. The cutest dog and cat pet collection you ever did see.

But as always, Authentique’s themed lines can be used for so much more. I used one of my favorite journaling cards here on my simple tag, and love that it could be used for many different occasions. New baby, a note to your child, or yes…. for that someone special.

I added a mix of trims in a range of neutral colors for detail and texture. Tucked a journaling card from the Legacy collection behind for a small pop of extra color. Love how well Authentique collections work together.

And speaking of Authentique collections, have you checked out the blog this week? Yesterday they revealed one of two new Christmas lines, and tomorrow….. tomorrow is the big Halloween reveal! And you all know how I feel about that! :D



Devoted Collection Kit

Legacy Collection Kit

Sizzix Movers & Shapers L Die- Tag & Bookplates



Pretty Sweet with BasicGrey & Spellbinders

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Some of you may remember that Spellbinder’s has recently been celebrating the release of their brand new Sapphire machine with a partner blog hop across the web. Their last stop was at BasicGrey, and I got to join in with a couple of card projects featuring BasicGrey’s beautiful Tea Garden collection along with new Spellbinder dies. I’ve shared the first card with you before, and today I’m back with the second.

AudreyPettit BG TeaGarden PrettySweetCard2This sweet thank you card uses a mixture of Tea Garden papers and stamps, along with Spellbinder’s Mini Medallion One die set. I used the dies to create a fun layered flower for the focal point of the design. The mini medallions are petite dies, and may get a bit lost on their own, but stacking and layering die cuts like this is a great way to call attention to some of those smaller dies you may have. I added a stamped Tea Garden flower image in between the two layers, and popped up each with foam dots for depth and dimension.

AudreyPettit BG TeaGarden PrettySweetCard3For extra detail, I stamped the Garden Tile Pattern cling stamp onto patterned paper, and heat embossed with clear embossing powder before die cutting the smallest medallion from the paper. Just that little touch adds a whole lot of character to the flower. I used the same stamp on the background panel, too, to tie everything together.

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


BasicGrey Tea Garden Collection:
Green Tea 12×12 Paper
6×6 Paper Pad

Tea Flowers Clear Stamp Set

You’re Pretty Sweet Clear Stamp Set

Garden Tile Pattern Cling Stamp

Candy Buttons – Coral/Grass Shapes

Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Hero Arts Tide Pool Ink

Tsukineko VersaMark Ink

Ranger Embossing Powder Super Fine Clear

Spellbinder’s Dies: Mini Medallion One
Therm O Web 3D Adhesive Squares
Therm O Web Memory Tape Runner XL