Besties with Therm O Web

Recently, my good buddy, Jon, celebrated his big 50th birthday. Of course a special occasion like that calls for a very special gift, and I’ve been pondering for quite some time just what I should do. But when I heard that Maya Road was teaming up with Therm O Web this week, I had my answer. Why not use one of Maya Road’s fabulous chipboard albums to create a mini album for Jon with all the photos I took when he came out here to visit? Bingo!

AudreyPettit Thermoweb MayaRoadAlbum2Now Jon came out to North Carolina to visit me oh, about a year and a half ago, so you can see I don’t move too quickly on things. I’m sure that boy had given up on the notion that I would ever send him a photo, let alone an entire album. So I think he was truly surprised by his gift.

AudreyPettit Thermoweb MayaRoadAlbumI really love how it turned out, too. I used Maya Road’s awesome 5-ring album, which was the perfect size. And with 9 chipboard pages, I was really able to add a lot of photos. Just what I needed.

AudreyPettit Thermoweb MayaRoadAlbum3Besides using a lot of photos, I also used a lot of old stash goodies I’ve been hoarding forever. For the first time ever, I actually used up every single sticker from a sheet, including even cutting up some of the negative shapes to use. And I believe that alone deserves a small congratulatory pat on the back. 😉

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For the inside pages, I stuck with my usual plan of attack for mini albums….coming up with a basic design and repeating it throughout the album. I think the whole album really flows well that way, and it does cut down on overall design time. A definite plus when you’ve got a lot of pages to cover.

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Papers, alpha stickers, and word strip stickers are from an older boy line from Authentique called Strong. Maya Road Kraft Library Cards and Envelopes keep my journaling hidden and hold extra photos, too.

AudreyPettit Thermoweb MayaRoadAlbum6I went a little crazy with some grungy stamping, and oh, my word, did I ever use some old stuff. Maybe you recognize some of it?

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Lots of pockets for hidden journaling, behind the photos as well as from the envelopes and pouches. I’ve got all the details and how-to’s up on the Therm O Web blog, if you’d like to learn more.

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AudreyPettit Thermoweb MayaRoadAlbum12I’m so tickled with how it all came out, but best part? Jon said it was the best gift he’s ever received! Now how awesome is that?

Thanks for stopping by, my friends! Wishing you all a fabulous day!

Therm O Web SuperStik Glue Stick
Therm O Web SuperTape™ 1/4″ and 1/8″
Therm O Web 3D Zotsâ„¢ Clear Adhesive Dots
Therm O Web Mini Tape Runner

Maya Road:
5 Ring Mini Album
Canvas Tags
Kraft Library Cards w/ Envelopes

Patterned Paper, Alpha Stickers, Word Stickers: Authentique
Cardstock Stickers: Teresa Collins
Stamps: BasicGrey, Studio Calico
Journaling Cards: Little Yellow Bicycle, Studio Calico, Crate Paper, October Afternoon
Stitched Pockets: Studio Calico
Ink: Stampin’Up, Clearsnap, Ranger


Life Moments with Sizzix

This past week, it has really felt like fall has hit in our neck of the woods. Although it’s still warm in the middle of the day, it’s sure gotten chilly in the morning and evenings, and the days are much shorter, too.  I believe summer is officially over. But that’s okay….I’m ready for the fall.

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As many of you know by now, I absolutely adore fall. The colors, the leaves, the pumpkins, Halloween….I love it all. Today I have a fun fall project on the Sizzix blog to share with you. A gift tag I made for Pete’s recent big 18th birthday using Tim Holtz’s fabulous new Leaf Blueprint die and stamp set.

Audrey Pettit Sizzix Life Moments Tag4Lots of Distress Inks on here and a bit of soft coloring. Stamping and stitching and some fun piecing using both the positive and negative pieces from the leaf dies.

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Kraft paper, hemp, and burlap for a neutral autumn look. Lace trim and Authentique Strong cardstock stickers for a quick and easy greeting.

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I’ve got the complete step-by-steps up on the Sizzix blog, if you’d like to learn more.

Thanks so much for stopping by, my friends! Oh, and this is totally happening at my house right now………..


More spooks to come this weekend! And just in time, too. Mr. Pete is coming home this afternoon for the first time since leaving for college, and that boy does like him some Halloween! I have no idea where he got that from! 😉

sizzix die cutting supplies

Cardstock: The Kraft Outlet | Patterned Paper: Teresa Collins | Cardstock Stickers: Authentique Paper | Trim: Making Memories, May Arts | Ink: Ranger, Tsukineko | Chalk Pastels: Stampin’Up