Dream a Little Dream with Therm O Web

Hello, Friends! Happy Friday!

Over this past summer, Therm O Web was in Salt Lake City to attend the third annual Sierra Pacific Crafts Mixed Media Trade Show. The focus of this show was to share projects and ideas featuring our new Mixed Media craft sheets, and our new watercolor Deco foils, too.

audreypettit-thermoweb-decofoil-dreamcanvasI created a pair of mixed media canvases for the show. One, a patriotic Americana altered canvas that I’ve shared here already. And today, I have the second… A shabby sweet burlap canvas with a fun mixed media art tag.

audreypettit-thermoweb-decofoil-dreamcanvas2I really love how the art tag turned out. It’s got lots of my favorite elements on it. Some girly grungy flowers made from the new Therm O Web Mixed Media Sheets and dies from my sweet friend, Tammy Tutterow’s, premier collection with Spellbinder’s. Some handmade stitchy felt leaves to speak to the fabric lover in me. And a bit of nature thrown in in the form of rugged Tim Holtz cork paper and real twigs from my yard.

audreypettit-thermoweb-decofoil-dreamcanvas3I love the sort of reckless abandon that comes from applying Deco foil with the liquid adhesive and an old paintbrush. The brush allows for great variation in the application, and gives an amazing texture, too. Just look at that cool watercolor wash on the background of the tag made with the new Emerald Watercolor foil. So fun. I added foil to the center of the flowers using the same technique, too.

audreypettit-thermoweb-decofoil-dreamcanvas4If you’d like to learn more about the new Mixed Media Sheets, Watercolor Deco Foils, or today’s project, be sure to pop over to the Therm O Web blog and check out my full step-by-step tutorial.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I’m off in the mountains today for a very belated 50th birthday celebration for my dear friend, Paige. It’s going to be a great weekend! Hope you have an amazing one, too!

From the Shop- Halloween Hoot Owl

Happy Wednesday, Crafty Friends!

I have another sweet and silly Halloween prim to share with you. The latest addition, just added today, to my AudOnes Prims Fall Shop.

The girls and I made these little Hoot owls a couple of years ago during one of our weekly crafty play days. At the time, I was just getting started making prims, and I can still remember how nervous and excited I was, and a bit intimidated by the whole process. Little did I know that two years later, I would have my own wee shop filled with them. This guy is sort of the beginning of it all. And because of that, he’s pretty special to me.

A very sweet friend of mine has been asking if I would make more. So this fall I promised that I would. What a “hoot” it’s been, revisiting one of the first prims I ever tackled. And I’m so happy to share him with YOU!

And speaking of happy….

I couldn’t resist taking a group shot of all these silly little faces. Do you remember these guys from my shop last year? Well I had another request to make more…. 20 more… in the largest custom order I’ve had to date. Now that is one big pile of pumpkins!

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

If you’d like to venture into the world of prims, you can find the Hoot Owl pattern on the adorable Chestnut Junction site on Etsy.
Or you can find them ready to go in my Fall Shop, too.

Wicked Spooky Halloween Treats with Sizzix

Happy Monday, Crafty Friends!

Today I have a wickedly spooky Halloween sweet treat idea to share, made for the Sizzix blog featuring favorite new Alterations dies and Idea-ology bits and bobs from Tim Holtz’s amazing 2016 Halloween release.

There are a couple of seasonal treats that we look forward to each year. For me, it’s candy corn. And pumpkin spice lattes. For my Missy Nik, it’s pumpkin cookies by Little Debbie. Usually they are in all the stores at this time of year, but for some reason, this year they are like gold. A perfect candidate for some special treats to tuck into her work lunchboxes.

I love packaging ideas like this for their ease and simplicity. These matchbook-style pocket sleeves come together really quickly, and are a great idea for making in bulk. Better yet, they can be made in many sizes to fit any number of sweets or small gifts you have on hand.

I really love peek-a-boo packaging. And these adorable new Halloween Mixed Media dies by Tim Holtz are so perfect for creating cut-away windows, giving just a hint at the goodies inside. I dressed my containers up with a bit of twine and new Idea-ology spider charms and Curiosities ephemera cards, and topped them off with sentiment banners made with the new Halloween Words Thinlits.

Quick and easy, and oh-so spooky cute! I’ve got the full step-by-step tutorial up on the Sizzix blog, if you’d like to learn more.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Wishing you all a very spook-tacular day!

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

Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 25 SheetsTim Holtz Core'dinations DISTRESS ColorCore 12 x 12 Cardstock GX190000RESERVE Tim Holtz Sizzix MIXED MEDIA HALLOWEEN Thinlits Die 661588Tim Holtz Sizzix HALLOWEEN WORDS THIN Thinlits Die 661587Tim Holtz Idea-ology CURIOSITIES Ephemera TH93306Tim Holtz Idea-ology WICKED Metal Adornments TH93305Tim 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 TWISTED CITRON Ranger TIM43294Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS IBT40965Sizzix - 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 TINY ATTACHER Stapler Tool Mini Staples TH92800Tim Holtz DISTRESS SPRAYER Ranger 4 Ounces TDA47414Ranger Inkssentials Non Stick CRAFT SHEET 15 X 18 Reusable NSC20677

Baker’s Twine: The Twinery


Season’s Greetings

Hi crafty friends!

I’m back today with another Christmas card that I made at my scrappy beach retreat last weekend, once again using one of my favorite BasicGrey collections, 25th & Pine.

Like the last pair of cards I shared, this one also features a journaling card and sentiment from the old Snippets booklet. I layered the card with a die cut tag  and several banner strips made from the 6×6 papers.

I really love the scalloped edging along all of the Snippets pages, so I cut off another small piece to tuck underneath the tag. Added a twine bow and chipboard snowflake, and a few enamel dots for good measure.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you all have an amazing weekend!

Countdown to Christmas

Hello Friends! Happy Wednesday!

Hope you are all doing well! I am getting a sluggish start to my week, and am trying to play catch up after having been gone on a little mini vacation. This past weekend was our annual fall scrapbooking retreat at the beach. Four days of salt air, lots of laughter, good food, and great times with my Crafty Gals. And slowly but surely, I’m settling back into the old routine.

In keeping with my goal of decreasing my craft stash, I brought along a lot of older paper collections to work with this weekend, and thought I would dive into my Christmas cards for the year. I packed maybe five or six collections, but only ended up touching one of them. One of my favorites…. 25th & Pine from BasicGrey.

It’s really amazing how much product used to come with each collection. And as is often the case with me, it became a challenge to see how much of it I could use up. I made sixteen cards this weekend, and still hardly made a dent in my 25th & Pine stash. But I sure gave it a good try.

The old BasicGrey Snippets booklets came with two of everything, so I decided why not make a matching set of mini 3.5″x5″ cards using a pair of the journaling cards and sentiment strips from the book. The bottom of the Snippets pages had scalloped borders that I thought were pretty, so I cut off some of those to add to the bottom edge, too. And a pair of leftover chipboard Christmas trees topped with stars for the center of the cards.

It feels good to have started on my holiday cards, as I’m usually never this organized. Maybe I’m turning over a new leaf?

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


Projects From the Scrap Pile- A Hocus Pocus Tag Set

Hello Crafty Friends! Happy, happy Friday!
Today is “projects from the scrap pile” day!

As many of you know, I have been making a serious effort this year to use up some of my old craft supplies. I’ve got drawers that haven’t been opened for years, and boxes stacked up in my closet that are almost impossible to reach. Time to thin the stash. There is definitely some great stuff left in there…. but sometimes, I wonder why on earth I kept these things.

audreypettit-hocuspocustags4Recently, I re-discovered a whole stack of old DaisyD’s rub-ons, like these grungy Halloween ones here. And I thought, ohmyword I will never use these. I mean, they’re a wee bit spooky and creepy, with those skulls and all. Maybe I should just toss them? Hmmmm

But I do like a good challenge. And I knew my friend, Paige, would love these little guys. So I made her a set of tags to use with her clay creations, using up every last bit of these rub-ons in the process. Boom!

I had an old box of Avery marking tags in my stash, too, and used those for the base. They’re a bit thin for the Distress water treatment I gave them, but they’re quick and easy, and already came with the string attached. A super time saver for a simple project like this.

I dragged the tags through a mixture of wet Distress inks on my craft sheet, and then splattered them for some extra grunge. Then simply added the leftover rub-ons willy nilly all over the tags. It felt great to throw away that completely empty packaging, when all was said and done. And just as I expected, Paige did love them. A total win-win!

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

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

Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad BRUSHED CORDUROY Ranger TIM21421Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad ANTIQUE LINEN Ranger TIM19497Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Black SootTim Holtz Distress Ink Pad PUMICE STONE Ranger TIM27140Tim Holtz DISTRESS SPRAYER Ranger 4 Ounces TDA47414Ranger Inkssentials Non Stick CRAFT SHEET 15 X 18 Reusable NSC20677Ranger Studio Paint ARTIST BRUSHES Brush BRU40842Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS IBT40965

DaisyD’s Halloween Rub-Ons





Spooky Town Pumpkin Stacks with Therm O Web

Hello Sweet Crafty Friends!

It’s a happy week when the team at Therm O Web gets to swap products with some of our favorite fabric companies. This week, I am super excited that we have joined forces with the gang at Blend Fabrics. If you’re looking for sewing, quilting, or home decor ideas, be sure to stop by. The designers have lots of fun fabric projects and tutorials to share with you.

audreypettit-thermoweb-blendfabric-pumpkinstackBlend Fabrics has an amazing new line up of fall and holiday fabric collections. But you all know me. I couldn’t resist this adorable Halloween Spooky Town line by one of my favorite artists, Cori Dantini. No big surprise there, right?

audreypettit-thermoweb-blendfabric-pumpkinstack2When I was at the Rusty Bucket last week, I noticed they had some prim pumpkin stacks for sale that really caught my eye. So for my project, I decided to try my hand at some of my own.

audreypettit-thermoweb-blendfabric-pumpkinstack3I have a wee bit of a “thing” for pumpkins, so these plushie towers really make me smile. Such bright, happy fabric.  And of course I threw in my own rustic touches. Stick stems and wool felt leaves. And torn fabric strips in a big puffy bow.

I could see these stacked into even taller towers. Or they would be sweet individually, too. I’ve got the full step-by-step tutorial up on the Therm O Web blog, if you’d like to learn more.

And you can find these cutie pie pumpkin stacks listed in my Fall Shop.

Thanks so much for stopping by!