Creativation 2017- Life is Wonderful with Tim Holtz

Hiya Crafty Friends! Happy Wednesday!


Today I have another one of my Tim Holtz Creativation show projects to share, and this time, it’s something a little bit different. I know you all have seen me playing with this fabulous new Scroll Bigz die on several projects I’ve shared already. But today I’m bringing the Scroll die out of the background accent pieces and into the spotlight with this shabby altered home decor panel.


I’ve really loved using the Scroll die cuts as flourishes and leafy green accents mixed with floral bouquets, but for this project, I wanted to show how you can use these pieces all on their own, too. And since the Scroll die is a Bigz die, that means you can die cut all sorts of materials besides your standard paper, like the chipboard I used here, die cut and stacked up three deep for lots of depth and dimension.


I find that I have certain colors that I tend to gravitate to over and over. But for this project, I challenged myself to use Distress colors that I often overlook, and I’m so glad I did. I really love this combo of Wilted Violet, Blueprint Sketch, Faded Jeans, and Weathered Wood, applied in a watercolor wash over the surface that was pre-coated first in a layer of paint. I added some stamping to the scrolls in matching Distress ink, and then finished with Glossy Accents once everything was dry.


I love how the vibrant color of the scrolls pops against the neutral background. That is some of the new Memoranda Paper, brushed with paint, inked, splattered, and stamped, on one of the backing boards from the new Mini Framed Panels. New Idea-ology tissue tape on the edges, and a bit of Distress marker work to create a frame.

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


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

RESERVE Tim Holtz Idea-ology MINI FRAMED PANELS Structures TH93582RESERVE Tim Holtz Idea-ology 12 x 12 Paper Stash MEMORANDA Paperie TH93550Ranger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532Tim Holtz Core'dinations DISTRESS ColorCore 12 x 12 Cardstock GX190000RESERVE Tim Holtz Sizzix SCROLL Bigz Die 661816 Tim Holtz Sizzix DAILY WORDS BLOCK Thinlits Die 661180Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps REFLECTIONS CMS111Tim Holtz Idea-ology FRENCH Design Tape Paperie TH93355RESERVE Tim Holtz Idea-ology CLIPPINGS Stickers Paperie TH9358328 Lilac Lane ATTIC FINDINGS Embellishment Kit LL103Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Paint - Picket FenceTim Holtz Distress Ink Pad WILTED VIOLET Ranger TIM43263Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Blueprint SketchTim Holtz Distress Ink Pad FADED JEANS Ranger TIM21452Tim Holtz Distress Markers WEATHERED WOOD Ranger TDM32755Ranger Inkssentials GLOSSY ACCENTS Glue Dimensional Adhesive GAC17042Sizzix - Big Shot Plus Machine - White and GraySizzix Big Shot Kick STANDARD CUTTING PADS 1 Pair 655093Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS IBT40965Ranger Studio Paint ARTIST BRUSHES Brush BRU40842

Incredible You- A Mix and Match with Photo Play Paper

Happy Monday, Crafty Friends!
And happy first day of spring!


Today I have another card to share for the fun new challenge feature over at Photo Play Paper, the Mix and Match Challenge. To play along, simply pull out your Photo Play collection kits, and mix and match them into unique, one-of-a-kind creations, like my card here that combines the bohemian Rhapsody collection with the summer travel line, Boarding Pass.


This month’s contest is open until March 28th. To enter, share your card creation with us on our Facebook page and tag us on IG using the hashtag #audreymarchmixandmatch for a chance to win a collection pack of your choice. Hope you join in on the fun!


Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend! I think we made a final college decision, which is very exciting here in our house. And I’ve been working away on some new additions for my shop, and think I’m finally ready for the grand opening of my spring shop. Be sure to check out my AudOnes Prims Facebook page throughout the week for sneak peek previews and all the details.


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Spring Shop Grand Opening
Friday, March 24th
@ 11:00 a.m. EST

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A Mix and Match Challenge at Photo Play Paper

Today my friends at Photo Play Paper are launching a cool new feature and a little challenge… a Mix and Match challenge. And I hope you’ll come play along. Simply break out your Photo Play Paper collections, and mix and match them to create unique, one-of-a-kind card creations. Easy Peasy, right?


This sweet card mixes two of Photo Play’s newest collections, Rhapsody and French Flea Market. If you’re on PPP’s email list, you already saw this mix and match card, and another rather unexpected one, in your inbox this morning. If not, be sure to sign up so you don’t miss out on the latest news,  free cutting files, printables, and step-by-step instructions for projects like these.


Photo Play is giving away a collection pack of your choice to the lucky winner of our new Mix and Match Challenge. To play along, we invite you to post your creations on our Facebook page and Instagram (#audreymarchmixandmatch). Be sure to post a comment and/or an image of your challenge card on our corresponding Facebook post for your chance to win a collection pack of your choice! We will draw a random winner on Tuesday, March 28, 2017.


I can’t wait to see what you all create!
Happy mixing and matching!


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

Photo Play Paper - French Flea Market Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - BrocantePhoto Play Paper - French Flea Market Collection - 6 x 6 Paper PadPhoto Play Paper - Rhapsody Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Free SpiritPhoto Play Paper - Rhapsody Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - WonderPhoto Play Paper - Rhapsody Collection - 12 x 12 Cardstock Stickers - ElementsPhoto Play Paper - French Flea Market Collection - EphemeraPhoto Play Paper - French Flea Market Collection - Clear Acrylic StampsRanger Ink - Wendy Vecchi - Archival Ink Pads - Watering CanTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Embossing Ink ClearTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Brushed CorduroyRanger Ink - Basics Embossing Powder - Super Fine - WhiteRanger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS IBT40965We R Memory Keepers Cropadile CORNER CHOMPER Radius 70904-6

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Creativation 2017- Forever with Tim Holtz & Sizzix

Hello Crafty Friends! Happy Monday to you!


We had the most wack-a-do weather here this weekend. After weeks of an unseasonably warm winter and temperatures well into the 70’s, we woke up to snow on the ground yesterday. In March! Snow! That truly is unheard of around here.


Fortunately, the weather didn’t stop me from having some crafty fun with my crafty gang at my jewelry-making party yesterday. I need to take some photos and share with you some of the pieces I’ve been creating. I think I’m hooked on this jewelry thing.. because I need another hobby, right? But for now, I’ll share one of my card creations instead.


This is one of my Creativation CHA cards that I had the honor of creating for Tim Holtz. This card features another fun background made with the new Leafy Texture Fades embossing folder. Really love the organic vibe to this pattern, and a great thing about this folder is that the design looks amazing from either side. This is the raised embossed version in kraft, colored with Distress Crayon. You may remember this card here where I used the de-bossed side with watercolor Distress. Either way, you get super cool results.


Lots of touches of gold in Deco cardstock and Distress Glitter Dust. The new Scroll Bigz die used as leafy greens mixed with the original Wildflowers die set. The patterned paper is from the new Memoranda Paper Stash.

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


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Ranger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532Ranger 8.5 x 11 KRAFT CARDSTOCK Inkssentials Surfaces ISM35244Tim Holtz Idea-ology DECO SHEETS TH93219RESERVE Tim Holtz Idea-ology 12 x 12 Paper Stash MEMORANDA Paperie TH93550RESERVE Tim Holtz Sizzix LEAFY Texture Fades Embossing Folder 661826RESERVE Tim Holtz Sizzix SCROLL Bigz Die 661816 Tim Holtz Sizzix STITCHED RECTANGLES Thinlits Die 661189Tim Holtz Sizzix FRIENDSHIP WORDS BLOCK Thinlits Die 660213Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Thinlits Die - WildflowersRanger Tim Holtz Distress Crayons SET 3 TDBK47926Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stain TARNISHED BRASS Ranger TSS42549Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad FOSSILIZED AMBER Ranger TIM43225Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad TWISTED CITRON Ranger TIM43294Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad BUNDLED SAGE Ranger TIM27102Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Blueprint SketchRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Glitter Dust - Vintage PlatinumSizzix - Big Shot Plus Machine - White and GraySizzix EXTENDED MULTIPURPOSE PLATFORM 658992Sizzix Big Shot Kick STANDARD CUTTING PADS 1 Pair 655093

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Paper Bag Shamrocks with Therm O Web

Happy Friday, Crafty Friends!


It’s always such a happy feeling when Friday and the start of the weekend rolls around, isn’t it? I’m particularly grateful to get this past week under my belt, and I’m feeling quite lucky. Lucky to be done with the colonoscopy. Lucky for such good results. Lucky to eat again.


So today I’m celebrating with a few lucky clovers. Paper bag pillow clovers made this week for the Therm O Web blog using Therm O Web adhesives and papers from Photo Play Paper’s new spring release.


Creating paper bag pillows is one of my all-time favorite home decor projects. They are really easy to make, and add a festive look to your home for any season or holiday for very little cost. And better yet, this is a great earth-friendly project, utilizing natural elements and recycled materials, too. My kinda project!


I added stitching to my pillows, and dressed them up with layered trims and hand-stamped sentiment flags. But I’ve got lots of tips and tricks, and a full step-by-step tutorial for completing these shamrocks for all you non-sewers out there, up on the Therm O Web blog.

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


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

Photo Play Paper - About a Little Boy Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - SoarPhoto Play Paper - Bloom Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Birds and BeesPhoto Play Paper - Hoppy Easter Collection - 12 x 12 Collection PackRanger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532Sizzix - Framelits Die - Hearts SetRanger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS IBT40965Ranger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK AIP31468Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Brushed CorduroyRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Twisted Citron
Stamp: My Creative Time (Happy Everything Stamp and Die Set)
Trim: Stampin’Up (Crumb Cake Scalloped Tulle), May Arts (grosgrain)
Other: Recycled Kraft Grocery Bag, Polyfill Fiber Stuffing, Sticks

Creativation 2017- Good Vibes with Photo Play Paper

Hello, Friends!
Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!

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I figured I could use some good vibes today, so this seemed the perfect card to share. Today is colonoscopy prep day. Totally routine…. just that time in my life when such things become necessary. But I’m sure not looking forward to it, and I’m already missing the food I won’t be able to eat later today.
All that glorious food! 😉

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This is the adorable Rhapsody collection by Photo Play Paper. One of twelve new collections released this year for Creativation CHA. Love the hippy dippy bohemian vibe to this one.

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Sending out lots of good vibes to all of you, my sweet friends! And I could use any spare ones you may have today, too!
Hope you all have a wonderful day! Thanks so much for stopping by!


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

PhotoPlay RHAPSODY 12 x 12 Collection Pack RH2456Sizzix Framelits CIRCLES DOTTED Wafer Thin Die Set 661560Fiskars SCALLOP SENTIMENT Border Punch 02860We R Memory Keepers Cropadile CORNER CHOMPER Radius 70904-6

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Seeds of Kindness with Therm O Web

Hello Friends!
Happy Friday!

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Did you all know that March is National Craft Month? A whole entire month dedicated to all the crafty peeps out there, like you and me! I don’t know about all of you, but that sounds like a month I could sink my teeth into.

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If I had to describe myself in just a few words, “crafty” would definitely be one of them. Over the years, I think I’ve tried just about every craft out there, some with much more success than others.  You all already know that I’m crazy for paper. And crazy for fabric, too. And recently, I’ve jumped back into jewelry again. As a matter of fact, I’m having the girls over for a jewelry making party soon.

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This month, Therm O Web is hosting a very special party for National Craft Month, with awesome sales promotions, free shipping, a photo a day challenge on Instagram, and of course… lots and lots of amazing prizes. Be sure to follow Therm O Web on Instagram to play along, and check out their Facebook page for all the details! You won’t want to miss out on all the fabulous loot they are giving away!

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I’m joining in on the fun today with a project I shared on the Therm O Web blog this week. A sweet little spring-inspired gift idea, flower seed pocket pouches. Perfect for all those spring birthdays on your list, or that special gardener in your life.

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These happy pockets are made with lots of oldies but goodies from my stash. Papers from BasicGrey. Dies from Brenda Walton for Sizzix and My Creative Time. And of course a bit of shiny bright Deco Foil, too. If you’d like to learn more about these seed pouches, you can find the full tutorial on the Therm O Web blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by, Friends! Hope you all have a wonderful weekend! It’s going to be beautiful here again….. but I’m pouting. Colonoscopy prep starts for me this weekend. Talk about a Debbie Downer!