Whale of a Good Time


Happy Fri-YAY, friends! Thanks so much for stopping by!
I have to say, this past week has really gotten by me. We are down a person at work, and I have been filling in with lots of extra shifts and days. And unfortunately, that has left me little time to visit, and no time at all for crafty play. So today, I’m reaching way back into my archives to share a project from last year, this whale of a cute birthday card.


Every once in awhile, I like to challenge myself to pull out an old collection kit and see what I can do with it, and that’s just what I’ve done here with this super-retro RSVP line from Basic Grey. I started with papers from the 6×6 pad mixed with some vintage PL cards (American Crafts, I think?) for the background. The whale is from the old snippets booklet. Do you all remember those? Finished off with vellum tape and twine, die cut photo corners and enamel dots. My goodness but Basic Grey used to pack their collections with tons of embellies.


We’re supposed to hit 80 degrees here today! Maybe spring has finally arrived.
Hope it’s a beautiful weekend in your neck of the woods, too!

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A Little Dose of Happy with Tammy Tutterow & Spellbinders

Hi Sweet Friends, and happy Monday once again!
Hope you all have had a super wonderful week! Any big plans in the works for this tail end of summer?


Is it just me, or does anyone else feel like autumn is almost here? I know the official date is still weeks away, but once school starts and Labor Day approaches, I feel like we’ve turned the corner on our seasons. And I, for one, am really looking forward to fall.


Labor Day weekend is my boy’s birthday. He will be 22 this year…. which is so hard to believe. I’m looking forward to having him home for the long weekend, and possibly my wee Missy Nik, too. I’ve got plans for baking some of Pete’s favorite treats and wrapping a few pressies. Sweet homey things that make this old mom’s heart burst with happy.
So it seemed rather fitting to share this “little dose of happy” card here with you today.


This card is made with some of the most adorable cling stamps from my dear friend Tammy Tutterow’s collection with Spellbinders. This is the pretty Sunflower Bunch stamp, along with a sentiment from the Tiny Sentiments set. The images were die cut with Tim Holtz Stitched Circles. And a bit of paper busting from my stash.

Thank you all so much for stopping by! Hope you all have a fabulous week ahead. And in case you’re interested, a little news on my AudOnes Prims shop….

I will be unveiling my fall collection this weekend.
Grand Opening is this Sunday,
September 3rd @ 1:00 p.m. EST


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 - Seeds of Kindness Collection - 6 x 6 Paper PadSpellbinders - Cling Stamp Set - Sunflower BunchSpellbinders - Happy Grams 3 Collection - Cling Mounted Stamps - Tiny SentimentsSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Framelits Dies - Stitched CirclesRanger Ink - Archival Ink Pad - Jet BlackRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Fossilized AmberKuretake - ZIG - Clean Color - Brush Marker - 48 Piece SetRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Mini Ink Blending Tool - Round

BasicGrey RSVP 6×6 Paper Pad
Simple Stories Pumpkin Spice Enamel Dots
Twine

Deck the Halls

Happy Wednesday, Crafty Friends!

I realized this morning that I’m going to run out of time before I can finish sharing all my holiday cards for the year. As much as I’ve tried, I still have quite a few scrap pile cards to post that I made at my scrapbooking retreat back in September. But with only a couple of days to go before the big day, I’ll just share one last card with you. Made once again with that favorite old BasicGrey collection, 25th & Pine.

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It still surprises me how many cards I was able to make with my leftover supplies, and how much of it I still have left. For this card, I mixed several patterned papers for the background, followed by a strip from the Snippets booklet across the center. The stockings journaling card is from the Snippets booklet, too.

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In my attempts to use up the transparency die cuts, I added one for the sentiment strip, and placed another behind the journaling card. The peek reminds me of a roof-line on an itty bitty house. So now, like the story goes, these stockings are hung on the chimney with care.

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I’ve got another scrapbooking retreat coming up in January. My annual Myrtle Beach trip with the girls. And I’m starting to think I need to see if I can’t use up the rest of these leftovers, and get a head start on my holiday cards for next year. After all, at this point in time, it almost feels like a challenge. And I’m always up for a good challenge!

I hope you are all having a wonderful holiday week! Merry Christmas, my friends!

Star Light Star Bright

Hello Crafty Friends! Happy Monday! The countdown is definitely on. Is everyone ready for Christmas? I spent the weekend doing a few final preparations, and except for last-minute details, I think I’m done. Now its just to sit back and enjoy the season, and soak up every minute with my family.

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With all the hustle and bustle of the holidays, I haven’t been able to spend much time in my craftroom. But I do still have lots of cards to share from my scrapbooking retreat back in September. Here’s another one I made with that favorite old BasicGrey collection, 25th & Pine, based on RC SFYTT # 36.

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The background is pieced from the 6×6 papers, and then layered with a journaling card from the Snippets booklet, popped up with foam tape for a bit of dimension. Chipboard accents dress up two of the corners.

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I wrapped twine around the center of the card for hanging the ornament, tied into a simple bow and gussied up with enamel dots, a star sticker on top, and a star transparency behind.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Wishing you all a wonderful holiday week ahead!

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Season’s Greetings

Happy Wednesday, Crafty Friends!

It’s a busy and happy week here at my house. Lots to do still on my holiday list, but I have managed to cross off quite a few items, too. Yesterday I helped my boy move out of his dorm for winter break. And my parents arrive on Friday. So I have much to be grateful for, and much still to get done. But it’s finally beginning to feel like Christmas around here.

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I haven’t had much time to spend in my craft room, but I do still have lots of holiday cards to share from my scrapbooking retreat back in September.  Here’s another one I made with that favorite old BasicGrey collection, 25th & Pine.

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I’ve been concentrating mainly on the traditional red and green color combo from this collection, but today’s card pulls out some of the blue from the line, for a whole different look.

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I used the Snippets booklet again for the sentiment and strip across the center, and mixed several papers for the rest of the design. The presents are from the sticker sheet. I added them onto the card with foam adhesive for a bit of dimension, and then finished off with enamel dots and twine.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you all are having a wonderful week and are knocking things off of your holiday to-do lists, too!

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It’s Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas

Hi Crafty Friends!
Happy Monday!

As I’ve mentioned before, when I was off on my scrapbooking beach retreat in September, 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. I’ve been slowly sharing those cards over the past several months, and today I’m here with another, based on Reverse Confetti’s SFYTT #37.

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I love playing along with sketch challenges, but don’t always get the chance to keep up to date. I thought it would be fun to bring some past sketches with me to the beach, and work my way through a bunch of old favorites. Really helps with the productivity when I’m busy gabbing and blabbing.

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When I pulled out all my old 25th & Pine supplies at the crop, I noticed that I had a ton of the transparency die cuts leftover, and this sketch seemed the perfect opportunity to put a bunch of them to use. Round peppermint candies were a great fit for the circle images in the sketch, and the side tabs finally gave me an excuse to use those geo-marker things that I never know what to do with. And topped it all off with a transparency sentiment strip, too.

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All told, I used 7 transparency die cuts on this card, and lots of patterned paper scraps, as well. And for that, I’m giving myself one solid “Atta Girl”. But still….. I’ve hardly made a dent in my 25th & Pine stash, which is really kind of amazing. Will it never end?

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

Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree & Sneak Peek

Happy Wednesday, Friends!

When I was off on my scrapbooking beach retreat in September, 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. I’ve been slowly sharing those cards over the past several weeks, and today I’m here with another, based on Reverse Confetti’s SFYTT #40.

Hello and Happy September, also know as Pumpkin Spice and Pumpkin Everything season! Around here it's SO MUCH NEW  AWESOME STUFF season!  If you opened your newsletter last week, you know that there are FOUR new PRODUCT LINES being introduced in September.  Not just 4 new stamps or dies (we'll have those and they:

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I love playing along with sketch challenges, but don’t always get the chance to keep up to date. I thought it would be fun to bring some past sketches with me to the beach, and work my way through a bunch of old favorites. Really helps with the creativity when I get busy gabbing and blabbing.

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This sketch had the perfect focal panel for the large die cut tree I wanted to use, layered of course on one of those scalloped-edge Snippets pages I’ve been obsessed with. I added a gold star sticker to the top of the tree, and wrapped the panel with candy-stripe twine. The sentiment is a transparency strip, backed with a bit of white cardstock to allow the sentiment to shine.

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More papers from the 6×6 paper pad. And a few enamel dots to finish.

Anybody ready for another holiday sneak peek? Just two more days until my AudOnes Prims Holiday Shop opens!

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Be sure to check out my AudOnes Prims Facebook page for even more fun peeks! And I hope to see you all on Friday at 10:00 a.m. EST for the grand opening!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hugs, America!

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