Mad 4 Plaid Happy Hooray with Photo Play Paper

Hip Hip Hooray! It’s Fri-YAY!
Every time the weekend rolls around feels like cause for a little celebration, right? So today I thought it was fitting to share this happy, celebratory card that I made for the Creativations (CHA) show featuring the adorable new Mad4Plaid Happy collection from Photo Play Paper.

This adorable collection is a continuation of PhotoPlay’s ever-popular Mad 4 Plaid series. And as the name suggests, the line is filled with fabulous plaid prints in a range of scales and designs with a bright and happy color palette so perfect for spring. And if you’re a dog-lover like me, or just a fan of the cutest little critters ever, then this latest line is sure to leave you feeling, well….. happy!

For my card, I used alternating layers of crisp white cardstock mixed with a range of plaids from the patterned papers. The cute doggy, the flower, and the hooray banner are cardstock stickers, popped up onto one of the cut-apart journaling cards. I added little twine bows and an awesome new matte enamel dot to the dog’s collar, too.

Mad4Plaid Happy is shipping now, and best thing is…. all PhotoPlay products are still on sale right now at! Hooray! 😉

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

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

Therm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - White - 12 SheetsPhoto Play Paper - Mad 4 Plaid Happy Collection - 12 x 12 Collection PackPhoto Play Paper - Paper Crane Collection - Enamel DotsFiskars - Border Punch - Scallop Sentiment

Other: Twine

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Valentine Monsters with Sizzix

Hello, hello friends, and happy Valentine’s Day! Any special plans with your sweeties in the works for today? I’m having more of a “Galentine’s” crafty day with a gal pal today. Laughing and crafting, maybe coffee and treats, sounds like my kind of day. And I couldn’t let the day pass without creating some little goody bags for my two Valentines. My kiddos may be all grown up now…. but who doesn’t like a few sweet treats, right?

Of course a treat bag needs a good tag tie. So I pulled out some of my favorite dies and lots of pretty new Distress Oxide inks to whip up my tags for this year. Who says monsters are only good for Halloween?

To create these tags, I die cut and layered two tag shapes together from the Tim Holtz Tag die set, die cutting an oval shape from the center of the second tag. I used a layering stencil on the top tag, ink blended in my all time favorite Valentine color palette of pink and brown. I used the same colors to create a smooshed ink background for the window opening, and then added those silly pieced monsters. Those guys really make me smile.

I hand-cut polka dots to add to my monsters, and hand-cut hearts, too. I am crazy about Ranger’s Opaque Crackle Texture Paste these days, so that was rubbed into the corners and spots. A bit of Distress Crayon really brings out the great cracks and texture. I added dots of Glossy Accents to the eyes. The sentiments are stamps from my sweet friend, Emma, at My Creative Time.

Hope you all have a wonderful Valentine’s Day! Thanks so much for stopping by!

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

Strathmore BRISTOL SMOOTH 9 x 12 Paper Pad 365096Tim Holtz Core'dinations DISTRESS Colorcore 2.25 X 12 Cardstock 278921Tim Holtz Sizzix Framelits TAG COLLECTION Wafer Thin Die Set 658784Tim Holtz Sizzix SILLY MONSTERS Thinlits Die 662374Sizzix Framelits DOTTED OVALS Wafer Thin Die Set 661840Tim Holtz Layering Stencil DIAMONDS THS081May Arts NATURAL Twine String BurlapRanger Wendy Vecchi Archival WATERING CAN Ink Pad AID39006Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad TATTERED ROSE Ranger tdo56263Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad AGED MAHOGANY Ranger tdo55785Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad VINTAGE PHOTO Ranger TDO56317Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad BLACK SOOT Ranger TIM19541Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Crayons SET 10 TDBK51800Ranger TEXTURE PASTE OPAQUE CRACKLE 4oz INK57505Ranger Inkssentials GLOSSY ACCENTS Glue Dimensional Adhesive GAC17042Sakura BLACK GLAZE GEL PENS Pen 2 Pack 38495Tim Holtz Distress Markers BLACK SOOT Ranger TDM32458Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS IBT40965

My Creative Time- Best Bots stamp and die set
vintage seam binding


Creativation 2018- Straight Up Amazing with Photo Play Paper

Hello, everyone! And happy Monday to you! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend. It was a quiet one for me, but I have to say that I really enjoy that sometimes. It’s rare when I don’t have to work at all… but this weekend I was completely free. So I took advantage of the extra down time by logging lots of hours of Olympics. And working on a puzzle. And even starting on some spring prims for my shop. Boy, did it feel nice to do nothing for a bit! 😀

Today I’m sharing another card I made for the Photo Play Paper Creativations booth. This sweet, girly card features their new Gypsy Rose line. And I am truly crazy about the soft and pretty colors and prints in this gorgeous collection.

Most of the design on this card focuses on the cut-apart journaling card sheet. I snipped apart and layered three of the blocks to create the focal panel here. The brown floral journaling card in the center is the main one. The sentiment, and the banner behind it, and the strips of pink at the top and the bottom, are all parts of several other journaling cards, too.

I added some scalloped borders, and strips of patterned paper mixed with sticker strips. The beautiful butterfly was popped up on foam dots for a touch of depth and dimension.

*P.S.- Enabler Alert! *
If you’re interested in stocking up on some Photo Play Paper supplies, be sure to check out the amazing sales deals on all PhotoPlay products right now at

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

The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Photo Play Paper - Gypsy Rose Collection - 12 x 12 Collection PackPhoto Play Paper - Gypsy Rose Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Be StrongPhoto Play Paper - Gypsy Rose Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Be InspiringPhoto Play Paper - Gypsy Rose Collection - 12 x 12 Cardstock Stickers - ElementsFiskars - Border Punch - Scallop Sentiment

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Creativation 2018- Paper Crane with Photo Play Paper

Hello, hello, friends, and thanks for stopping by! Hope you all are having a wonderful week! Today I’m back with another card I created for the Creativations (CHA) 2018 show. This time, a card for the Photo Play Paper booth featuring their super adorable new collection, Paper Crane.

This card is a 5×5 design, with lots of layers of the pretty papers and a staggered die cut pattern of circles and squares. I added crisp white cardstock to set off the background, and inked the round window to match the beautiful teal color of the papers in this line. A bit of twine pulls out the color of the bonsai tree.

One of my favorite elements from this new collection are the layered stickers, which I used here mixed with cardstock stickers to create the focal point of the design. Love the extra dimension from the stacked stickers… and the bit of sparkle from the glittered areas, too.

Paper Crane will be available this month and is shipping soon! And best thing is, all Photo Play Paper products (including this one) are currently on sale at!

And P.S.
Join Photo Play Paper in their Project Care: Thousand Origami Cranes

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Join PHOTOPLAY in their Project Care program, benefiting children and their families at Phoenix Children’s Hospital! To participate in this unique program, simply create an origami crane, using any paper of your choice, and send them to the PhotoPlay office. Complete folding instructions, including a video link, can be downloaded HERE. Our promotional pdf also shares the heartwarming story of a Thousand Origami Cranes.

When you are done folding your beautiful crane(s), send them to us at:

7931 E Pecos Rd, Suite 164
Mesa, AZ 85212

Thank you for joining PHOTOPLAY and helping us make a difference!

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

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

Therm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - White - 12 SheetsPhoto Play Paper - Paper Crane Collection - 12 x 12 Collection PackPhoto Play Paper - Paper Crane Collection - Layered Cardstock StickersSizzix - Framelits Dies - Dotted CirclesMay Arts OLIVE Twine String BurlapHero Arts - Dye Ink Pad - Shadow Ink - Mid-Tone - Tide PoolRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Mini Ink Blending Tool - Round

My Creative Time: Stitched Squares Inside & Out dies

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Valentine Love at AudOnes Prims

** Hi, Friends! If you’re looking for my Creativation 2018- Tim Holtz Blog Hop and Give Away post, please click HERE!**

Happy Sunday, everyone! And happy Super Bowl Sunday to all the football fans out there!

It has been quite awhile since I’ve had the chance to share any of my shabby sweet fabric projects with you. The holidays and my new work schedule, and then the Creativation (CHA) show following right behind, has left little time for play…. and I sure do miss it. So I was super excited earlier this week to grab a chance to sit down at my sewing machine and whip up some soft and pretty Valentine hearts for the month of love!

There’s just something about the process of crafting things by hand that brings such a sense of happiness and joy to me. What fun it is to watch the project evolve along every little step of the way, and see that finished spark of an idea come to life. These little cuties have really been put through the ringer, and I love how they turned out. The sweet recycled fabric with the little rips and tears that perfectly meld with the aged painted, stained, and sanded finish. The paper crafting supplies brought in for the finishing touches….Distress inks for dying the fabrics and trims. Archival ink for stamping. Old favorite Hero Arts stamps for verse. Maya Road designer pins. And dies for spiral roses. Makes me smile. Hope you do, too.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Enjoy your football today!

And in case you’re interested, you can find these shabby little XOXO hearts listed in my AudOnes Prims Shop. ❤ Have a great day!

Creativation 2018- Tim Holtz Blog Hop & Give Away!

Hi everyone! Thank you for joining us today for the Creativations 2018- Tim Holtz Blog Hop and Give Away! I am so excited to be joining in on the fun, sharing one of my projects that I made for the Sizzix Alterations booth featuring fabulous new dies from the Tim Holtz collection!

Are you all as excited about the new release as I am? It just never ceases to amaze me what innovative and amazing products Tim continues to wow us with, time after time. For my card today, I am sharing a bright and happy floral card made with the new Funky Floral #1 die set, part of the February Sizzix Alterations release. This project is inspired by all my favorite colors of spring, with a bold floral pattern set against crisp black cardstock, reminiscent of the style design of Rifle Paper Company’s amazing stationary line.

If you love design options, then you are going to adore the Funky Floral #1 die set. This Thinlits die set includes 17 pieces for die cutting an entire garden full of flowers, branches, and leaf designs. And one of my favorite features of this new set is that all of the individual pieces that you need to create the finished flower or leaf are included together on one die. So no need to try to figure out what shape goes with what. How brilliant is that?

I die cut all my individual shapes from Distress Watercolor Cardstock, and then individually inked them all with my ink blending tool. This way I could die cut all the pieces I needed in just one or two passes through the die cut machine, rather than spending the time die cutting the pieces from lots of different colors of paper. Really is a great time saving tip!

To keep my color palette harmonious, I stuck with two basic color families (pink and green), but used a wide range within those color families to add in some depth and interest. The cardstock layer beneath was inked in the same soft pink as the flowers to tie everything together, and layered against the bold black, the design really pops. The sentiment is a combination of die cut letters and a stamped banner. I’ll link you to all the products below.


Of course a blog hop needs a few prizes! Just leave a comment on ALL the different blog hop posts for a chance to win! Comments must be posted by midnight PST on Tuesday, February 6th. Winners will be announced on Wednesday, February 7th on Richele’s blog.

Next stop along the hop is the amazing Mou Saha! Have fun everyone!


Paula Cheney
Vicki Evans
Emma Williams
Cathie Parreco
Kaz Hall
Jan Hobbins
Jenny Marples

Tami Bastians
Audrey Pettit —-(You Are Here)
Mou Saha
Richele Christensen

Kath Stewart
Cheiron Brandon
Stacy Hutchinson
Chelle Fowler
Zoe Hillman
Joy Kennedy
Bobbie Smith

The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Watercolor Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - 10 PackTherm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Black Onyx - 12 SheetsRESERVE Tim Holtz Sizzix FUNKY FLORAL 1 Thinlits Die 662700Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Thinlits Die - Block Friendship WordsStamper's Anonymous - Tim Holtz - Cling Mounted Rubber Stamp Set - Simple SayingsRanger Ink - Archival Ink Pad - Jet BlackRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Twisted CitronRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Cracked PistachioTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Shabby ShuttersRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Mowed LawnTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Tattered RoseRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Festive BerriesRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Mini Ink Blending Tool - RoundRanger Ink - Multi Medium - Matte - .5 Ounce



Happy Day with Therm O Web

Hi Friends, happy Monday! Today I have a quick and easy card to share featuring some mixed media fun with Therm O Web deco foil. I don’t know how things are in your neck of the woods, but I have definitely been feeling the winter funk with all these grey days we’ve been having lately. So thought I would turn to some bright and happy papers for my inspiration, and experiment with a fun and funky foiled background made with a favorite stencil and gorgeous Antique Pearl Transfer Foil sheets from Therm O Web. Absolutely love the bright and girly look of hot pink mixed with the elegant touches of gold. And check out the fabulous texture on that foiled background.

The shiny look of foil continues to be very trendy in the papercrafting community these days, and I am excited to say that Therm O Web has just extended their deco foil line to include even more foil colors and patterned foil, too, and lots of innovative new ways to use them. Can’t wait to share with you the new stamp and foil stamp sets that were released at the Creativation show, and are coming soon.

For this card, I created the textured foil panel you see here with Deco Foil transfer gel applied through a stencil.  This process does require a heat laminator, but it is sooo easy to do. And works with virtually any stencil in your crafty stash. I used a cool webbing stencil from the Crafter’s Workshop for my design. And the paper is from Photo Play Paper’s adorable Bloom collection. I’ve got the complete step-by-step tutorial up on the Therm O Web blog, if you’d like to learn more.

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

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

Therm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - White - 12 SheetsPhoto Play Paper - Bloom Collection - 12 x 12 Collection PackTherm O Web - Transfer Foil - 6 x 6 - Antique PearlTherm O Web - iCraft - Deco Foil - Transfer Gel - 4 OuncesTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Tattered RoseRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Mini Ink Blending Tool - RoundRanger Ink - Palette Knife Set - Black - 4 PiecesTherm O Web - Foil Laminator - 12 Inches

Other: Twine