A Southwest Christmas with Therm O Web & Art Impressions


This week, the Therm O Web team has the great pleasure of joining up with our friends at Art Impressions! Art Impressions has just released five fabulous new sets for Christmas that I know you are going to adore. And I’m so excited to be able to offer you a chance to win the entire new collection. Keep reading below for more details on that!

I made two holiday cards with the adorable Southwest Christmas stamp set, and I’d love to share the first with you here today. For this card, I decided to go with a rather nontraditional color palette to really embrace the southwestern style of this fun set. So I went with some traditional candy stripe red, but then paired it with the warm tones of natural cocoa brown.

audreypettit-thermoweb-ai-warmestwishescard2The patterned paper is from Authentique’s Festive collection, and the brown cardstock and ink are Stampin’Up’s old Close to Cocoa. I stamped the cowboy Santa image onto watercolor paper, and colored him with Zig Clean Color markers. And then I die cut nesting circles for my Santa frame. The background was stamped repeatedly with adorable chili peppers from the set to add a little spice to the design.

The sentiment is included in the Southwest Christmas set. I stamped it onto a small watercolor strip using the matching cocoa ink, and popped the banner onto the bottom of the image using a bit of foam tape. Clear Wink of Stella glitter pen was added to Santa’s knapsack and vest, and the bows on the chili peppers, as well. And for a final touch, I added sequins from 28 Lilac Lane.

Would you like a chance to win this entire new holiday collection from Art Impressions? Head on over to the Therm O Web blog and enter the drawing here!

Good luck, Friends! And thanks so much for stopping by.

The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below. (Affiliate links used where possible, at no charge to you. Thank you for supporting my business).

Ranger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532Art Impressions SOUTHWEST CHRISTMAS Clear Stamps 4787Zig CLEAN COLOR 60 SET Real Brush RB6000AT60VZIG Wink of Stella GLITTER CLEAR Brush Tip Marker 025320Doodlebug LADYBUG Doodle Twine28 Lilac Lane NEUTRALS Sequin Tin LL300Ranger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK AIP31468Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad BRUSHED CORDUROY Ranger TIM21421Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS IBT40965Ranger Studio Paint ARTIST BRUSHES Brush BRU40842We R Memory Keepers Cropadile CORNER CHOMPER Radius 70904-6Therm O Web WHITE FOAM ADHESIVE Deco Foil Double Sided Transfer 03764Sizzix Big Shot Kick STANDARD CUTTING PADS 1 Pair 655093Sizzix MAGNETIC PLATFORM FOR WAFER-THIN DIES Accessory 656499Sizzix - Big Shot Plus Machine - White and Gray

Stampin’Up Close to Cocoa cardstock and ink
Authentique Festive 6×6 paper pad
My Creative Time Bunch of Fun Circles die set




2016 Halloween Haunted House Tour- Cont.

2016-halloween-haunted-houseHi everyone, and welcome back to day three of my annual Halloween Haunted House Tour. It’s exactly one week until Halloween, and we still have two stops left on the tour… So let’s get started!
Today I thought we would visit the dining room.


As always, I’ve filled my dining room antique sideboard with my usual mix of crisp white vintage ironstone with my collection of antique transferware dishes. I’ve got transferware in almost every color….but of course at Halloween, I pull out my black.

And scattered throughout are some of my favorite Halloween pieces. Lots of skulls, and a few handmade treasures. And then there’s my beloved Lori Mitchell figures.

I have an old funky junk egg basket at the foot of my sideboard, which is a great spot to tuck in a few pumpkins and prims.

The diner menu sign was something I picked up at the dollar store many years ago. Just an inexpensive little trinket… but it does make me smile.

Little Boo here in the front was my very first Lori Mitchell figurine. The one that started it all.  You can tell by the expression on her face that she’s realized the trouble that she has caused!

A close up of some of my skulls and handmade treasures. A cardboard ghost that I made at one craft day several years ago. And a wee prim bat that my Missy Nik made at another.

And a few more details to enjoy.


Nik and I made the little zombie figures at craft day, too, from spools and wire, sculpey clay and painted acorns. The wire tree is a recent find from my local junk store.

More figures.
More skulls.

And lots of Halloween fun.

If you missed day one and two of my tour, you can find them here and here. And we’ll finish up next Monday, just in time for Halloween!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Sizzix Tutorial- A Crazy Dogs Trick or Treat

Hello Crafty Friends! Happy Friday!

 I have a fun Halloween project and Sizzix tutorial to share today. It’s a spooky silly Halloween card, done in my favorite Distress style, featuring those adorable Crazy Dogs from Tim Holtz.


This little cutie spotlights lots of new goodies from Tim’s fabulous 2016 Halloween Release, as well as some classic everyday basics, too. Halloween is just over a week away, so it’s high time for some treats. And that is no trick!

Ever since Tim released his original Crazy Birds, followed up by the Crazy Cats, I’ve been hoping for some Crazy Dogs, because I am a total dog person. These images are so much fun to color, and I am so impressed with how closely to the outline the matching Sizzix dies cut. I couldn’t resist adding a Crazy Things witch hat to my little pup friend, and coloring his accessories in a Distress Halloween color palette. And what do you think of that bone? I don’t think he’s letting go of it, friends… so watch your fingers.


I just love all of Tim’s new Halloween products, and used some of my favorites here. The new Materialize Paper Stash, and new Gothic Remnant Rubs. And don’t forget that realistic Idea-ology bone. All paired with some great everyday basics, like the Wallpaper and Wood background stamps I used here, and the Stitched Rectangles Framelits dies.

I’ve got a quick Sizzix tutorial to share with you, so let’s take a closer look.


  1. Stamp a Crazy Dog image onto watercolor paper using Jet Black Archival Ink.
  2. Color the image using Distress Inks. To watercolor with Distress, simply press your ink pad onto a non-stick craft sheet, mix the ink with a bit of water, and apply the color using a wet paintbrush.
  3. Apply Fossilized Amber Distress Ink to a piece of watercolor cardstock using a mini ink blending tool. Cover an area that is slightly larger than the third largest Stitched Rectangle die.
  4. Finally, die cut your image and the rectangle using this standard die cutting sandwich for Thinlits and Framelits dies: Magnetic Platform, Standard Cutting Pad, paper, die (cutting side down), Standard Cutting Pad.

audreypettit-sizzix-crazydogstrickortreatcardtut25. Ink the Wood cling stamp with Rusty Hinge Distress Ink, and spray the stamp liberally with clean water using the Distress Sprayer. Press the die cut rectangle down onto the stamp, applying pressure over the entire surface with your fingers. Set the paper aside to dry.

6. Nest the second and third largest rectangle dies, and hold them together with a piece of washi or post-it tape. Die cut the frame once from black cardstock, and once from a piece of craft foam.

Add patterned papers to a black card base that opens to the right. Round the two right corners using a corner rounder punch. Stack the black frame onto the foam frame, and nestle the wood print background into the frame. Add a stamped sentiment banner, and rub-on spider. Stamp, color, and die cut the witch’s hat to add to the dog. Add Glossy Accents to his eyes and teeth. Add clear Wink of Stella glitter pen to the hat band and collar. And finally, stitch a bone onto the dog’s collar.

He’s all ready for his close-up. And for Halloween, too!

Looking for more Halloween inspiration? Check out this awesome Halloween Recap on Tim Holtz’s blog, filled with lots of spooky project ideas and tutorials from some amazingly talented designers.


Happy Haunting, Friends! Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Tim Holtz Idea-ology Paper Stash MATERIALIZE 8 x 8 Cardstock Pack TH93303Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# BLACK Black8Ranger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532Tim Holtz Sizzix STITCHED RECTANGLES Thinlits Die 661189Tim Holtz Sizzix Framelits CRAZY DOGS Wafer Thin Die Set 661593Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps 2016 CRAZY DOGS CMS271Tim Holtz Sizzix Framelits CRAZY THINGS Wafer Thin Die Set 660953Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps CRAZY THINGS CMS237Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps CRAZY TALK CMS236Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps WALLPAPER and WOOD cms126Tim Holtz Idea-ology GOTHIC Remnant Rubs TH93308Tim Holtz Idea-ology RESIN BONEYARD BONES Findings TH93304*ZIG Wink of Stella GLITTER CLEAR Brush Tip Marker 025320Ranger Inkssentials Non Stick CRAFT SHEET 15 X 18 Reusable NSC20677Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS IBT40965Ranger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK AIP31468Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad PUMICE STONE Ranger TIM27140Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad HICKORY SMOKE Ranger TIM43232Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Black SootTim Holtz Distress Ink Pad FOSSILIZED AMBER Ranger TIM43225Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad RUSTY HINGE Ranger TIM27157Ranger Inkssentials GLOSSY ACCENTS Glue Dimensional Adhesive GAC17042Tim Holtz DISTRESS SPRAYER Ranger 4 Ounces TDA47414Ranger Studio Paint ARTIST BRUSHES Brush BRU40842We R Memory Keepers Cropadile CORNER CHOMPER Radius 70904-6Sizzix - Big Shot Plus Machine - White and GraySizzix MAGNETIC PLATFORM FOR WAFER-THIN DIES Accessory 656499Sizzix Big Shot Kick STANDARD CUTTING PADS 1 Pair 655093



A Season’s Greetings

Happy Wednesday, Friends!

When I was off on my scrapbooking beach retreat a couple of weeks ago, I started working on my Christmas cards for the year. I finished 16 cards at the retreat, all made with a favorite old holiday collection, BasicGrey’s 25th & Pine. Today I have one of those cards to share with you.

I am a sucker for vintage glass ornaments, so this sweet paper version is one of my favorite pieces from the collection. I added the ornament to a large chipboard oval, and dressed it up with sequins, twine, and tag.

The card base is a simple pieced background, with papers cut on a diagonal. It’s a mix of 6×6 and 12×12 prints for a bit of interest. And I used some tiny scraps for border and flags.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you all have a super wonderful day!

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

Fiskars SCALLOP SENTIMENT Border Punch 0286028 Lilac Lane NEUTRALS Sequin Tin LL300May Arts NATURAL Twine String Burlap

BasicGrey 25th & Pine collection: Patterned Paper, 6×6 Paper Pad, Chipboard Stickers, Die Cuts & Transparencies Pack



2016 Halloween Haunted House Tour II

Hello Friends! Happy Monday!

Welcome back to day two of my 2016 Halloween Haunted House Tour. Today I thought we’d pick up where we left off last week, and head into my haunted sunroom.

The sunroom is probably my most favorite room in my house because of all the light that streams in through two solid walls of windows. Here I’ve got a pair of comfy reading chairs that are perfect for perching and taking in all the spooky spooks.

This year I’ve got a bit of a theme going in the sunroom…. black cats, and lots of them. They are pretty much everywhere, starting on the feather wreath on the back deck door, and winding all throughout the room.

I’ve got black cat ornaments on my tinsel tree. Another pulling a pumpkin sled. And another one taking a ride in the back. And that’s just the beginning.

I haven’t stopped to count how many cats are actually here, but I think it’s now fairly official. I have become a crazy cat lady! I guess it was bound to happen sooner or later.

In other spooky spots, there are some haunted mansions in the window frame. The mobile is this year’s Halloween card from my sweet mom. She always finds the most unique cards ever.

My vintage laundry cart is filled with pumpkins and prims.

More black cats, of course. And there’s Mimsie the Mummy from my fall shop last year.


My Missy Nik made those kleenex ghosties when she was wee little, and nostalgic me….  I saved them. Such a perfect way to spook up a tiny Halloween tree and bring back lots of happy memories.

Cats in baskets.

And cats in trees. And of course a witch needs a good cat companion, too.

And we’ll top it off with a pumpkin or two.

Here’s a good stop for today, at the door near the dining room entrance. We’ll pick up here next time.
And until then…
Happy Haunting!


A Foxy Fall Birthday

Happy Friday, Friends!

The girls and I are getting together tomorrow to celebrate my friend, Norma’s, birthday. So this week, I sat down to work on a birthday set for her.

I really love pretty gift packaging. And you all know me by now… brown paper packages are one of my most favorite things. But Norma’s plain old gift bag was in serious need of some dressing up. And since she has an autumn birthday, this was a perfect excuse to pull out a few of my favorite  fall collections and put together a little woodland harvest gift set.

Do you all recognize these papers? Super oldies from WeRMemoryKeepers and Imaginisce that must be five years old now, but they still make me smile. Love those little woodland critters. One of the best things about hand-delivering birthday treats is that you don’t have to worry about the bulk. So I had fun with the layers and dimension here, and pulled out some of my favorite old tricks that I haven’t used for awhile. Girly scallops and machine stitching. And the old timey sweetness of a vintage doily.

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

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

Bazzill Basics - 12 x 12 Cardstock - Criss Cross Texture - Cream PuffRanger Ink - Inkssentials - 8.5 x 11 Cardstock Pack - KraftSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Halloween - Thinlits Die - Fall FoliageSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Thinlits Die - Doily 2Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Thinlits Die - Stitched OvalsSimple Stories - Life In Color Collection - Enamel DotsMay Arts NATURAL Twine String BurlapTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Fired BrickRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Squeezed LemonadeRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Wild HoneyRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Spray Stain - Tarnished Brass

Imaginisce Happy Harvest Collection: patterned paper, chipboard stickers
WeRMemoryKeepers Autumn Splendor Collection: textured cardstock pad, embossed stickers

Joy to the World with Therm O Web

Happy Wednesday, Crafty Friends!

Thank you so much for the sweet comments on the start of my annual Halloween Haunted House Tour! You all know that this is my favorite time of year, when the holidays begin. But it’s also a crazy time of year, too, as the days just seem to pick up speed from here on out. It will be Christmas before we know it. With that said, I’m switching holidays again today, and am sharing a Christmas card. Made for the Therm O Web blog featuring fun ways to use their iCraft adhesive tapes.

audreypettit-thermoweb-joytotheworldcardI love the look of glitter on paper projects, especially ones for the holiday. But ugh, glitter… It just gets everywhere. And sometimes seems to stick on everything except your project. I’ve found a pretty good trick for adhering loose glitter, though….   Therm O Web’s iCraft adhesives.

audreypettit-thermoweb-joytotheworldcard2That double-sided adhesive is strong enough to hold any loose glitter firmly in place, and can be cut, punched, or die cut any way you wish. I made a layered glittered banner strip for my sentiment here, and accented with punched glittered stars. Love how they bring a touch of glam to my otherwise rustic design.

audreypettit-thermoweb-joytotheworldcard3The tape is available in all sorts of widths, and even full sheets, too. I’ve got a tutorial up on the Therm O Web blog, if you’d like to learn more.

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

The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Photo Play Paper - Dear Santa Collection - Christmas - 12 x 12 Collection PackSimple Stories - Snow Patrol Collection - Simple Sets - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Elements 2EK Success HEART & STAR Punch Set Mini 54-10075Doodlebug Design - Chunky Doodle Twine - Lily WhiteDoodlebug Design - Chunky Doodle Twine - LadybugRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Glitter Dust - Vintage PlatinumTherm O Web 0.50 INCH iCraft Adhesive Double Sided 3375