An Extra Mice Fall with Newton’s Nook

Happy Monday, sweet friends! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend! It has turned very cold here these past few days, and it’s starting to feel like winter is coming early. Waking up to frost on the ground every morning and temperatures down into the 20’s. Having to bundle into winter coats and mittens and hats to go out in the evening. Brrrr, I’m so not ready for that. Think I’m going to cling on to autumn just as long as I can. Including here with my card share for today.

This is once again the adorable Autumn Mice stamp set from Newton’s Nook that I shared in my last post. But instead of tags, today I have a card made with the beautiful fall collection from Photo Play Paper, Mad4Plaid Fall.

Papers are from the 6×6 paper pad. The images were colored with Copic markers and die cut with the coordinating dies. I used a Sizzix Stacked Postage die to add some decorative edging to the background panel. And then a few pop dots for dimension on this super sweet and super simple design.

I hope your fall is extra mice this year! Thanks so much for stopping by!

The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Therm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Luxury White - 10 PackPhoto Play Paper - Mad 4 Plaid Fall Collection - 6 x 6 Paper PadNewton's Nook Designs AUTUMN MICE Clear Stamps NN1908S01Newton's Nook Designs AUTUMN MICE Dies NN1908D01Tsukineko - Memento - Fade Resistant Dye Ink Pad - Tuxedo Black

Sizzix: Stacked Postage die set
Copic Markers

Life Moments with Ranger Ink

Hello, crafty friends, and happy Wednesday to you all! Hope your week is going well and that your fall (or spring, depending upon where you are) is off to a great start. I’m always super excited at this time of year, because of course autumn is my favorite season. I love it when the air turns cooler and the leaves start to change color, and pumpkins and apples start popping up everywhere. So I’m extra happy to be sharing a new fall project with you all today that I made for the Ranger Ink blog.

This card is a fun mix of some newer products, like Ranger Distress Archival Inks and the awesome Crackle texture folder from Tim Holtz and Sizzix, combined with lots of pretty Distress Ink colors and favorite stamps. I went with a warm autumnal color palette of golden yellows and rich deep orange and rust on this fall-inspired design, and used my Distress inks to do some easy watercolor washes and splatters. Quick techniques that give a unique appearance every time.

The texture on that 3D Crackle embossing folder is just amazing. The embossing looks great on either side, too. I pulled out my Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher to adhere the layers of background papers, and sandwiched a nest of loose threads in between. A simple stamped sentiment finishes the design.

I’ve got the full step-by-step tutorial up on the Ranger Ink Projects Page, if you’d like to learn more.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Wishing you an awesome weekend ahead!

The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Watercolor Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - 10 PackDina Wakley Ranger KRAFT PAPER PACK mdj59653Idea-ology - Tim Holtz - 8 x 8 Kraft Stock - ClassicTim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps HASHTAGS cms183Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps NATURE'S WONDER CMS343Sizzix - Tim Holtz - 3D Texture Fades Embossing Folder - CrackleAdvantus - Tim Holtz - Idea-ology - Tiny Attacher with 100 Tiny StaplesRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Mini - Antique LinenRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Mini - Brushed CorduroyRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Mini - Wild HoneyRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Mini - Rusty HingeRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Mini - Aged MahoganyTim Holtz Distress Archival Ink Pad MINI KIT 3 Ranger aitk64848


Therm O Web & GinaK Designs Fall 2019 Release

Hello everyone, and welcome to the Therm O Web & GinaK Designs Mix N’ Mingle Fall 2019 Release bloghop! Today we are super excited to reveal two brand new fall and holiday themed stamp, stencil, and die sets from the popular Stampn’Stencil collection with a hop filled with tons of project ideas, inspiration, and of course prizes. So let’s get started!

If you’re not familiar with the Stampn’Stencil product line, then you are in for a treat. These sets contain high-quality clear acrylic stamps, the matching dies, and stencils that coordinate with the stamps, too. Mix and match them all together, use the stencils all on their own, or the stamps on their own. There are just so many design possibilities.

My tag set today uses the beautiful new Autumn Wishes Stampn’Stencil set. I stamped both tree trunks that come in the set in rich brown inks, and then added the coordinating leaf images in bright fall colors. I repeated the same colors on the individual leaves, and die cut all the pieces with the matching dies. The sentiment is just one of the greetings from the set.

The beautiful flourish background pattern was made with the Autumn Wishes stencil that’s included in the set. I added a bit of patterned paper from Simple Stories, and finished off the tags with some pretty layered trims.

Be sure to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway for your chance to win a $50 gift card to the Therm O Web shop (to enter, click on the giveaway graphic right below or click on the highlighted text above). There is a second $50 prize giveaway from the GinaK Designs shop as well, so be sure to leave comments all along the hop. Entries are open until 11:59 PM CST on Monday, September 9th, and winners will be announced by the 11th at 10:00 am CST.

The next stop along the hop is Emily Loggans. If you’re just joining me now, or have gotten lost along the way, you can find the full hop list and complete details on the Therm O Web and GinaK Designs blogs. Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy the hop!

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

Simple Stories - Happy Haunting Collection - 12 x 12 Collection KitGina K. Designs StampnStencil Stamp Set, Autumn WishesGina K. Designs StampnStencil Die Set - Autumn WishesGina K. Designs StampnStencil Detail Stencil - Autumn WishesSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Thinlits Die - Stacked TagsBest Creation Inc - Baker's Twine - Dark BrownFiskars - Border Punch - Scallop SentimentRanger Ink - Wendy Vecchi - Archival Ink Pads - Potting SoilRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pad - Abandoned CoralTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Spiced MarmaladeRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Ground EspressoRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Mini Ink Blending Tool - RoundTherm O Web - iCraft - Repositionable Adhesive - Pixie Spray For Stencils - 3.8 OuncesRanger Ink - Artist Brushes - 7 Pack

Therm O Web GinaK Designs Stampn’Stencil Set: Autumn Wishes
GinaK Designs Pure Luxury Cardstock: Ivory
Stampin’Up Chevron Ribbon: Pumpkin Pie

And be sure to check out these additional new products from the GinaK Designs Fall 2019 Release

New Limited Edition Glitz Glitter Gel

Gina K. Designs Glitz Glitter Gel Holiday PineGina K. Designs Glitz Glitter Gel - Pumpkin Spice

New Wishing You Joy Stampn’Stencil Collection

Gina K. Designs StampnStencil Stamp Set, Wishing You Joy pictureGina K. Designs StampnStencil Die Set - Wishing You JoyGina K. Designs StampnStencil Detail Stencil - Wishing You Joy

Happy Thanksgiving

Hello, Friends! Just sneaking back here to the blog on this pre-holiday Wednesday to wish everyone a very

The kids are due to arrive sometime later today, and I am so, so, SO excited! It’s been almost half a year since Peter has been home, and that long since they’ve both been here together… so this holiday is very special, indeed.

Of course I couldn’t have the kids here without adding some holiday touches to the house. And before things get too crazy in the kitchen, I thought I’d share a few photos of my decor with you, too. I hope I can spread some holiday cheer to all of my bloggy friends, both far and near.

I usually have my Thanksgiving dinner plans ironed out well in advance, but this year I’m definitely flying by the seat of my pants. Both of my kids went vegetarian this summer, and I’m having to come up with a whole new menu. I’ve been experimenting all week, with varying levels of success. Okay, if I’m totally honest, I’ve been bombing out so far…..

I guess that’s what happens when you’re trying out things you’ve never done before. All I know is that I’m out of my element. Good thing I’m able to laugh about it all.

Earlier this week I made “beef-less” beef stew, but I tell you what….. I wasn’t fooled. The mushrooms that were supposed to be the meat substitute tasted more like rubber tires to me. Fail.

Then I experimented with butternut squash soup. The recipe called for one teaspoon of cayenne pepper, and I really hemmed and hawed about that. I mean, I know better than that. But the author must know more about vegetarian dishes than me… so in the pepper went. And I darn near burned the roof of my mouth clean off. Epic fail.

Yesterday I made homemade hummus for the first time. The recipe called for four cloves of garlic, and let me tell you what…. four cloves of raw garlic are enough to kill a vampire. I left for a doctor’s appointment right after I was done, and sat there positively radiating garlic smells in the office. Apologies for that, all around! 😀

Last night’s experiment with pumpkin apple gingerbread muffins went over much better, and today’s game plan is to make the pie, which I’m much more comfortable with. Hopefully that puts me back on an even playing field.

I still have several new recipes to try for tomorrow’s main course. I decided upon mac & cheese and zucchini pie, both of which I’ve never made. My mac & cheese experience has thus far been with a blue box. Not even sure I’ve ever eaten zucchini pie.

It’s all a bit nerve-wracking, but for the most part, I’ve really been enjoying myself. All this experimentation means one thing, that my kids will be home soon. Hope your house is filled with your loved ones soon, too.

And hopefully your dinner plans go a little more smoothly than mine. What will you all be doing? I’d love to hear!

On the eve of this special holiday, I want to take a moment to once again thank all of you for the sweet comments you leave here on the blog and for the years of support and friendship. I am so very grateful for all of you!

From my house to yours, wishing you all a very blessed and joyous Thanksgiving filled with love, laughter, and lots and lots of pie!

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Fall Greetings with Ranger Ink

Happy Monday, friends! Today I have the great pleasure of guesting on the Ranger Ink blog with the tutorial for this fall-inspired Distress card, and I wanted to share it here with all of you, too. To me, fall is all about woolly sweaters and blankets, and the rich colors of falling leaves, so I tried to capture that feel here with lots of layers of textures and deep autumnal colors using some of my favorite products from Tim Holtz and Ranger.

Growing up on the west coast, I didn’t get to really experience the changing of seasons. But here on the other side of the country is a different story, and one of my top highlights of the fall is seeing the changing of the leaves. It’s amazing how many colors can appear, even on one single individual leaf. And I tried to reproduce that look here on my leaf today. I absolutely adore this big Layered Leaf die from Tim Holtz/Sizzix, that comes with a matching embossing folder that creates those realistic impressions and dips in the leaf venation. I die cut the leaf from heavyweight Mixed Media paper so that I could put it through it’s paces with Distress inks, Distress crayons, sanding, and even Ranger Perfect Pearls and embossing powder, too.

To bring in even more texture, I added Idea-ology Textured Surfaces in burlap, corrugate, and cork, with a bumpy background made with the Rosettes Texture Fade embossing folder. The sentiment is a combo of Alphanumeric die cut lettering and a Chit Chat sticker. A bit of kraft paper and flecks of shimmery gold finish my fall design.

As always, you can find the complete step-by-step tutorial for this project over on the Ranger Ink blog, if you’d like to learn more. And thanks so much for stopping by!


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

Ranger Ink - Dina Wakley Media - Kraft Paper PackRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Mixed Media Heavystock - 8.5 x 11 - 10 PackAdvantus - Tim Holtz - Idea-ology Collection - 8 x 8 Kraft Stock - ClassicAdvantus - Tim Holtz - Idea-ology Collection - Textured SurfacesSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Bigz Die and Texture Fades - Layered LeafSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Thinlits Die - Alphanumeric, ThinSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Framelits Dies - Stitched CirclesTim Holtz Sizzix GIFT TAGS Thinlits Die 662423Tim Holtz Sizzix ROSETTES Texture Fades Embossing Folder 662391Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad WILD HONEY Ranger TIM27201Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad BRUSHED CORDUROY Ranger TIM21421Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad BUNDLED SAGE Ranger TIM27102Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad AGED MAHOGANY Ranger tdo55785Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Crayons SET 10 TDBK51800

Ranger Embossing Powder SUPER FINE GOLD EPJ37408Ranger Perfect Pearls SUNFLOWER SPARKLE Powder PPP17868Dina Wakley Ranger WHITE GESSO Media MDM41689Tim Holtz DISTRESS SPRAYER Ranger 4 Ounces TDA47414Ranger Studio Paint ARTIST BRUSHES Brush BRU40842Ranger US HEAT IT CRAFT TOOL United States Use HIT00471Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS IBT40965

Idea-ology: Seasonal ChitChat Stickers, Sanding Grip
Stampin’Up: Twine



Autumn Wishes for You

Hello, hello! Happy Wednesday!

I’m on the countdown, my friends. Just one more day until the grand opening of my new Fall Shop! And I know you know how excited I am! Tomorrow’s opening marks my one-year anniversary at AudOnes Prims, and kicks off the start of my very favorite season of all. So I have much to celebrate! And I owe all of you a huge thank you, too!

AudreyPettit MCT AutumnWishesTags
I’ve been quietly working on my shop goodies for the past couple of months, so I’m pretty much ready to go. But of course there are always lots of last minute things to do. There’s photos to edit, and a shop page to update, and a few final tags to create, like these little foxy friends.

AudreyPettit MCT AutumnWishesTags2
I am a huge fan of Emma’s adorable fall stamps and dies over at My Creative Time, and pulled out one of my favorite older sets for these. This is the sweet Fall Friends set, paired with a woodsy plaid print and a touch of natural kraft, for a warm autumn look.

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Thanks so much for stopping by! And before I go, here’s a little more information about tomorrow’s Fall Shop opening.

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Grand Opening is 12:00 noon EST
As always, there will be some one-of-a-kind pieces, with new items being added every week.

Check out my AudOnes Prims Facebook page for the latest news, specials, and sneak peeks!

Thank you so much, Friends! Wishing you a wonderful day!

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

Photo Play Paper - Real Genius Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - BackpackTim Holtz Core'dinations DISTRESS ColorCore 12 x 12 Cardstock GX190000Ranger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532Ranger 8.5 x 11 KRAFT CARDSTOCK Inkssentials Surfaces ISM35244Tim Holtz Sizzix Framelits TAG COLLECTION Wafer Thin Die Set 658784Simple Stories CARPE DIEM Enamel Dots 6631Ranger Wendy Vecchi Archival POTTING SOIL Ink Pad AID38979Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad ANTIQUE LINEN Ranger TIM19497Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Rusty HingeRanger Studio Paint ARTIST BRUSHES Brush BRU40842Fiskars - Border Punch - Scallop SentimentSizzix - Big Shot Plus Machine - White and GraySizzix MAGNETIC PLATFORM FOR WAFER-THIN DIES Accessory 656499Sizzix Big Shot Kick STANDARD CUTTING PADS 1 Pair 655093

My Creative Time: Fall Friends stamp and die set
The Twinery: baker’s twine


Gobble Until You Wobble with Sizzix

There are lots of things I love about being a small shop owner. Of course I love the creativity of crafting up my little prims, and I love the rush of nerves and excitement when I get to share something new with you. But as silly as it may sound, my very favorite part of having my own shop is packaging up the orders. The busy work part. But I love it.

AudreyPettit Sizzix GobbleTags

I have a set process that’s become a work of heart. Wrap each piece in tissue and twine, and top with a handmade tag. Just a little something extra to show how much I appreciate all of you.

AudreyPettit Sizzix GobbleTags3
My Fall Shop opens next week, so I’ve been busy working on my stash of fall tags to add to the packages. Couldn’t resist this adorable new turkey stamp and die set by Stephanie Barnard for Sizzix. So perfect for fall and Thanksgiving packages, treat containers, or even dressing up your holiday table this year. Doesn’t that guy just make you smile?

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I raided my old Simple Stories paper for these, and did a very simple, loose watercolor on the images with Distress inks. The frames and tag bases are from some other new die sets from Stephanie Barnard this month. Really great basic shape sets that can be used for every day crafting. I’ve got the full step-by-step tutorial up on the Sizzix blog, if you’d like to learn more.

AudreyPettit Sizzix GobbleTags2
Thanks so much for stopping by, my friends! Wishing you all a wonderful day!

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

Sizzix Framelits Die Set 9PK w/Stamps - Thanksgiving TurkeySizzix Framelits Die Set 8PK - Circles, DottedSizzix Framelits Die Set 9PK - Rectangles, DottedTim Holtz Core'dinations DISTRESS ColorCore 12 x 12 Cardstock GX190000Ranger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532Pretty Pink Posh 4MM TANGERINE Cupped SequinsMay Arts NATURAL Twine String BurlapRanger Wendy Vecchi Archival POTTING SOIL Ink Pad AID38979Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad ANTIQUE LINEN Ranger TIM19497Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad CARVED PUMPKIN Ranger TIM43201Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad BRUSHED CORDUROY Ranger TIM21421Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad FOSSILIZED AMBER Ranger TIM43225Ranger Inkssentials GLOSSY ACCENTS Glue Dimensional Adhesive GAC17042Sizzix - Big Shot Plus Machine - White and GraySizzix MAGNETIC PLATFORM FOR WAFER-THIN DIES Accessory 656499Sizzix Big Shot Kick STANDARD CUTTING PADS 1 Pair 655093


Patterned Paper: Simple Stories Take a Hike 6×6 Paper Pad



Hello Fall with Simple Stories

Happy Friday, Friends!

Today I have one last Thanksgiving card to share, made with the adorable Pumpkin Spice collection by Simple Stories.

AudreyPettit PumpkinSpice HelloCard
Fall is such a happy time of year, and that’s just what this collection is, too…. happy! Love the bright colors mixed with rustic tones of woodgrain and gingham.

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I do love Simple Stories’ chipboard frames, and use them all the time for framework on my cards.  This time, I created a fun fall scene with a SN@P card background and Bits & Pieces die cuts.

AudreyPettit PumpkinSpice HelloCard3
The die cut fence behind the frame really adds to the fall scene here and helps create the illusion of depth and space. I added a tiny bit of twine and a few enamel dots. Popped some of the layers with foam tape for a bit of extra dimension.

Thanks so much for stopping by! It’s my birthday weekend, and I’m hoping to make the best of it. 😀 Hope you all have a wonderful weekend, too!

Supplies I used are listed and linked below:

Simple Stories PUMPKIN SPICE 12 x 12 Basics Kit 4601Simple Stories PUMPKIN SPICE Snap Cards 4623Simple Stories PUMPKIN SPICE Ephemera Bits And Pieces 4629Simple Stories PUMPKIN SPICE Enamel Dots 4631Simple Stories PUMPKIN SPICE Chipboard Frames 4638American Crafts - Hemp Twine - Dandelion

You are Spooktacular with BasicGrey

Happy Wednesday, Friends! Today I have one last Halloween card to share. A petite mini-card made once again with BasicGrey’s versatile B-Side collection.

AudreyPettit BG BSide SpooktacularCardLike my card on Monday, this card also utilizes the black, white, and grey color scheme from the collection. But this time, I also added in touches of wicked-witch green.

AudreyPettit BG BSide SpooktacularCard2More die cut stars, and a cute little ghost to complete my Halloween scene. A B-Side green button, tied with twine. And a die cut B-Side tag layered with a spooky greeting for the sentiment.

AudreyPettit BG BSide SpooktacularCard3  A little bit of last minute shop news to share…..

AudOnes FallShopFinale
We’re down to the last few days of my Fall Shop, and this is all that’s left of my silly sweet prims. I want to thank you all for your encouragement and support because I couldn’t have done this without all of YOU! If any of these little pumpkins need to come to your house, better hurry because this is your last chance to get them before they’re gone forever!

Thanks for stopping by! I’ll be back Friday with the last stop on my 2015 Halloween Haunted House Tour. Hope to see you all then!

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

BasicGrey - B-Side Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - MaybeBasicGrey - B-Side Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - So AnywayBasicGrey - B-Side Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - StellarBasicGrey - B-Side Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Shine OnBasicGrey - B-Side Collection - Die Cut Cardstock PiecesBasicGrey - B-Side Collection - Resin Flower ButtonsRanger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532Ranger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK AIP31468Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad HICKORY SMOKE Ranger TIM43232Tim Holtz 4 Oz Crackle Paint ROCK CANDY Distress Clear Ranger TDC31888May Arts BLACK Twine String Burlap

PaperSweeties Be Happy Sweet Cuts
My Creative Time Too Cute to Spook Stamp & Die Set

Pumpkins & Hayrides with Simple Stories

AudreyPettit PumpkinSpice FallCard
Hello my friends, and happy Friday! Today I have a fall card to share, made with Simple Stories Pumpkin Spice collection.

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Once again using one of the awesome chipboard frames to create a fun little scene using lots of die cuts from the Bits & Pieces embellishment pack.

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Love that one of the 3×4 SN@P Cards made an instant hilly backdrop for my pumpkin patch. So easy, and so simple and sweet! And I was so excited to see that this card was featured on the blog.

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

All the products I used are listed and linked below:

Simple Stories - Pumpkin Spice Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Fall DelightSimple Stories - Pumpkin Spice Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Autumn SplendorSimple Stories - Pumpkin Spice Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Harvest MemoriesSimple Stories - SNAP Collection - 3 x 4 and 4 x 6 Cards - Pumpkin SpiceSimple Stories - Pumpkin Spice Collection - Chipboard FramesSimple Stories - Pumpkin Spice Collection - Bits and PiecesSimple Stories - Pumpkin Spice Collection - Chipboard StickersWe R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile 2 in 1 Corner Punch Chomper Tool Corner Rounder