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.

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



CSI Special Agent- Case File #117

After a malfunctioning alarm clock, and a  mad, frantic, last-minute dash to get to school on time, it seems that spring break has officially come to an end, and we suddenly find ourselves back in the old routine. The Little Miss tried to use the late alarm as an excuse to go ahead and take one more vacation day today. She does make me laugh, that little one, but of course I won out in the end.  And fortunately we have enough wonderful memories of this past week to smooth out any bumps along the road this morning. Well, for me at least, anyway…

Special Agent

I am so excited to say that I am joining the CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration team as a special agent for the month of April. Case file #117 is now open for investigation.

CSI117flatThe challenge, should you chose to accept it, is to create a layout using all five colors from the color scheme, at least three clues from the evidence, and one from the testimony. Here’s how I solved the case.

AudreyPettit CSI#117 WinterStoryI know that most of us are pretty darn sick of winter by now, but it’s still a pretty hot topic of discussion around here. With seven days of school closings due to snow, and two more due to ice, this winter is one for the record books. Definitely scrap worthy. And I just couldn’t resist playing with these cutie pie snow pictures of my two favorite girls.

AudreyPettit CSI#117 WinterStory2Evidence I used:
Circles, metal, ransom lettering, rub-ons, chalk/pastels, and arrows.

AudreyPettit CSI#117 WinterStory3For my testimony, I tried to write a poem…..
Please don’t judge too harshly! 😉

AudreyPettit CSI#117 WinterStory4And although not part of the challenge case file, I’m giving myself extra points for using some super old stash goodies…from that pile I’ve left in the middle of my desk. Like the round journaling cards from LYB’s Clothesline collection, and the ancient winter rub-ons from Melissa Frances. The old Teresa Collins paper, too. I have to say, leaving things in plain sight to drive me crazy does seem to work.

AudreyPettit CSI#117 WinterStory5Besides all the old, I used some new paper and word stickers from Authentique’s Elegant collection, and journaling tablet pages and arrow stamps from BasicGrey’s Capture line. Added lots of stitching to the page, highlighted with chalk pastels. Another oldie but goodie from my stash.

AudreyPettit CSI#117 WinterStory6Huge thanks to my friend, Rebecca, for cutting my winter title on her Silhouette. And another huge thanks to Debbi, for allowing me to join along this month at CSI. The CSI Detectives and Guests did such an amazing job with this week’s case file. To learn more about CSI and this week’s fun challenge, be sure to stop by the Color, Stories, Inspiration blog!  And tell them Audrey sent you!

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

The Kraft Journal- Family

Today is challenge day at the Kraft Outlet blog. Hope you’ll come and play along with us.

This week’s challenge word is “family”. I chose to make a fun and whimsical page about my family of handmade snowmen that I love to decorate with during these cold winter months. Most were made for me over the years by my sweet daughter. A few of them were made by me. All of them hold happy memories and make me smile. Perfect subject for this week’s challenge.

I love working with kraft cardstock, and the Kraft Outlet has 3 different yummy kraft papers to choose from. Here I used a base of the Lunch Bag Kraft cardstock and a second layer of Light Kraft Cover Weight cardstock to create a fun, monochromatic framework for the page. To that is added adorable snowman paper by Jillibean along with more Lunch Bag Kraft cardstock stamped white with my new Distressed Dots Unity stamp that I am completely loving. The title is a combination of glittered chipboard letters and a Round Metal Edge Grungy Prim tag substituted for the letter O in the word snow.

A large felt snowflake and jingle bells adorn the center, and a Scalloped Grungy Prim Tag and Grungy Prim Tag 2 hold a little snowy message. A couple of Lunch Bag Kraft cardstock journaling strips finish things off.

Be sure to pop by the Kraft Journal to see the sweet projects the rest of the team came up with, and stop back on Wednesday for a great tutorial from Aphra. If you play along with us you may win a $20 voucher from the Kraft Outlet to shop in their fabulous online store. Good luck everyone! Can’t wait to see what you come up with!

The Shabby Tea Room- Sketch This

I’m playing along this week at the Shabby Tea Room. Pattie Goldman has created the sweetest sketch to inspire us in their first ever Sketch This challenge. As I have long been a huge fan of sketches, I couldn’t resist joining in.

I am in need of a baby shower card this week for my dear friend who is having her first child.  This sketch paired with some of my favorite Webster’s Pages goodies were the perfect combination for a baby girl card for little baby Gabby, soon to arrive and already deeply loved.

My favorite Webster’s papers for card-making have got to be the 6×6 Petite Paper Collections. Here is used the Lullaby Lane/Life’s Portraits Combo Pack, along with digital motifs and paper from Lullaby Lane. For a fun twist, I printed my images onto glossy white cardstock which adds a subtle shine and visual texture to the card.

I’ve added white trim and Vintage Inspired Netting from Webster’s along with some buttons and jute twine. The lovely peach trim came from my very favorite Etsy, Card-Blanc. A fabulous place to shop for beautiful and unusual ribbon, craft supplies, and handmade items.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you have a wonderful day.

The Shabby Tea Room- Welcome to 2011

I was so excited this week when Debbie asked me to guest design over at the Shabby Tea Room for their first challenge in 2011.

The challenge is to create a card or project using ELEVEN ELEMENTS!  Your elements can include, but not be limited to things such as – cardstock, patterned papers, lace, ribbons, layers, embellishments (buttons, pearls, rhinestones, glitter, etc.), dies, punches … you name it. Just be sure to keep count.

I used Webster’s Pages, the Hollywood Vogue line, for my card. And if anyone’s counting, my 11 elements are:

1.  Cardstock
2.  Patterned Paper
3.  Cardstock Sticker Frame
4.  Floral Bouquet
5.  Glittered Sparkler
6.  Designer Vellum
7.  Vintage Lace
8.  Crocheted Trim
9.  Metallic Trim
10. Thank You Stamp
11. Satin Ribbon

A Glittered Sparkler makes a great center for the Floral Bouquet.

Elements cut from the Designer Vellum add extra detail to the focal flower.

The metallic trim is so easy to work with and cut and adds a touch of elegance to the card, like a piece of jewelry.

For more great inspiration, be sure to check out the Shabby Tea Room to see what the design team did with this fun challenge. And be sure to play along for your chance to win a fabulous prize package from Cosmo Cricket.

And in addition to the Tea Room challenge, this card was created in honor of the Webster’s Pages Design Team. As a final parting farewell, our January Challenge at inspireME is to create a Thank-You card for the parting designers. I could not pass up this opportunity to say a huge thank you to the rest of the team for all their kindness and support over the past several years. Thank you, girls, for making Webster’s like a second home to me!

And thank YOU for stopping by to visit me today!

Week of Winter Wonderland

Welcome everyone! I’m so excited to kick off our Week of Winter Wonderland event at Webster’s Pages today. All week long, the design team is partnering up to bring you fun and festive mini-classes and challenges chock full of wonderful ideas for gift-giving this season.

Jaz Lee and I worked together to create an altered recipe card box and hybrid-digital recipe cards using our gorgeous Sweet Season collection.

These recipe cards were a snap to make using the fun Digi Motifs from the Sweet Season collection. Dress them up with a bit of pinked edging or machine stitching, and add detailing with glitter glue, puffy paint, or liquid applique. Tie sets together for a great gift idea this holiday. They would look fabulous in a hand-crafted recipe box, like Jaz’s stunning creation above, or more simply packaged in a clear cello bag or a layered jute wrapping. The possibilities are endless.

Now it’s YOUR turn! Play along with us this week, and you could win a Webster’s Pages Christmas Paper Collection of your choice. Each design team member will be choosing one winner from each mini-class, giving you 10 chances to win. So the more classes you participate in, the more chances you have to win! For information on today’s projects, including a full supply list and step-by-step instructions, go here.


Poppy Day 3

It’s the last day already of my short but sweet visit with my dad. Sure wish I could stop the clocks to keep Poppy around longer. We do get an extra hour for daylight savings today, and I’m happy to have it. Any little bit is better than nothing.

After three days, the final tally is: 3 trips to Home Depot, 2 trips to Lowes, and 10 broken objects and to-do items mended and checked off the list. 3 puzzles put together. Ping pong, dominoes, poker, cards, and Trouble played. Priceless.

In between all the activities, I even spent some time in the old scraproom playing with the new Christmas lines from Webster’s Pages.

I created this card with the 6×6 Waiting for Santa/Sweet Season Petite Papers. The smaller patterns are just perfect for card making, and even better, you get both holidays lines combined in one package. How fabulous is that?

I love the new Vintage Inspired Netting. Even a simple tie adds great texture and interest. Paired my bow with a few adhesive pearls, a distressed chipboard bookplate, and a holiday sentiment from the Night Before Christmas set by Digital Doodles. A few satin snowflakes add the final details.

Don’t forget about our special challenge going on at 2Peas for the month of November. Enter for your chance to win one of three amazing prizes.

Thanks so much for stopping by, everyone! Wishing you all a fabulous weekend!