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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Friday, March 24th
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Feeling Lucky with Ranger Ink

Hi Crafty Friends! Top o’ the morning to you!
Don’t forget to wear your green today!


Today is a big day in our house. It’s a big college tour day for my daughter, and last day of spring break for my son. And I get to hang out with both of them. So I’m sure you know what I’m going to say. This old mom is feeling pretty lucky today.


So what perfect timing to share this lucky little vignette box with you that I made for the Ranger Ink blog, filled with lots of shabby Distress goodness, and lots of fun new products from Tim Holtz’s latest release.


I just love this sweet little dancing girl, all decked out in her greens for St. Patrick’s day. She is from the new Paper Dolls collection, colored with Distress markers and embellished with a new lucky clover charm. I added a field of shabby shamrocks made from tiny Heartfelt hearts for her to twirl in. Lots of Vintage Distress Collage Medium, Ink, and Distress Glitter Dust. Papers are from the new Memoranda Paper Stash. And tons of new Tim Holtz designer tape coat the box, too.


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

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

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

Always and Forever with PhotoPlay Paper

Happy February, Crafty Friends!

Recently I’ve had the great honor of creating projects for PhotoPlay Paper using their newest lines, including the 12 new collections they released for Creativation this year. But before the 12, there was their adorable Valentine line, So Loved. Since today kicks off the month of love, I thought I would share a little love themed project. And if you’re on PhotoPlay Paper’s email list, the downloadable instruction sheet for this project went out today.

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This little love note looks much like a card, but is actually a home decor desk frame made from recycled materials. The base is made from raw chipboard, like a cereal box or some leftover packaging material. Or pieces of a cardboard box would do, too.

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I love adding little seasonal touches like this to my home decor.  Or this would make a great handmade gift idea for your special Valentine this year. The design is very simple, and can be dressed up in style you choose. Decorate two panels, punch holes in the top, and thread them together with ribbon or twine. I call this an easel-style frame, since it opens with a hinge at the top. Or maybe you would call it a sandwich-board.

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If you’re interested in free instructions for projects like these, including layout and card designs, home decor, free cutting files, and more, be sure to sign up for PhotoPlay Paper‘s email list.

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Thanks so much for stopping by! And for those of you who’ve been asking…. I am working on a few special Valentine’s for my AudOnes Prim shop. Creativation being later this year has really put me behind, but a few little things are coming.

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Soon!


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

PhotoPlay SO LOVED 12 x 12 Collection Pack SL2419Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# BLACK Black8Doodlebug LADYBUG Doodle Twine28 Lilac Lane LOVE STORY Embellishment Kit LL106We R Memory Keepers - Crop-A-Dile - Corner Chomper Tool

Stampin’Up Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon

Shop Small Saturday with AudOnes Prims

Hello sweet friends!
Happy Saturday. Happy Small Business Saturday, that is!

I am so excited for this special day for small shop owners, like me. I couldn’t let the day pass without some fun things to share with you! I have filled my shop with a brand new line-up of  holiday creations. Some special guys that kinda steal my heart. I hope you will enjoy.

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All my new items today are one-of-a-kind works of he(art), that I hope will fill your holiday home with lots of cheer. Lots of sweet and shabby snowmen and their little friends, in need of a new home.

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I’ve had so much fun with this new release, and I hope you love it, too. All my new items are loaded to my Holiday Shop and are ready to go.

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Plus, you’ll find special markdowns on all remaining prims from my shop opening, too. This is a one day sale, so be sure to hurry! And don’t forget, today only, I’ll refund your shipping costs on all orders over $75.

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It all starts HERE!

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Happy shopping!

Happy Thanksgiving

Hello Friends!

Happy Wednesday, and happy Thanksgiving to all my friends and family in the states! Today I thought I would take a break from Christmas projects and posts to wish you all a very blessed Thanksgiving holiday.

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I hope you all are surrounded by happiness and the beauty of the season.

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Thanksgiving is usually a quiet holiday for me, but I so enjoy this last little moment of peace before the real rush of Christmas begins. Gives me a chance to reflect on my many blessings. And you know me……. I just love this time of year. Being a fall baby maybe has something to do with that!

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In a couple of days, the Christmas tree will start to go up. But for now, my house is dressed up for Thanksgiving. And I thought I would share a peek here with you. I hope you enjoy!

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I try to keep things a bit natural and serene at this time of year, but I do go quite festive in the dining room, in preparation for the big meal. It’s a perfect chance to break out my vintage turkey collection, and my favorite brown transferware.

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I have an absolutely jumbled mix of transferware pieces, but I love that eclectic look. For Thanksgiving, I break out all my game birds, and just about anything with a hint of brown.

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For the living room, I went very simple this year. Lots of natural touches of branches, leaves, and pumpkins. And my favorite pair of pilgrims.

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My sunroom has some of my favorite whimsical pieces.

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Silly Lori Mitchell figures (huge thank you to my friends Kathie and Michelle for the new birthday turkey boy!!), and a vintage cast iron turkey.

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This turkey is made from reclaimed barn wood. He is chippy heaven to me!

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And finally, my front entryway table and bench.

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Thanksgiving wishes from across the miles from my house to yours. May your home be filled with laughter and happiness! May love, joy and happiness be yours in abundance this holiday season.

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I am so very grateful for all of YOU! Thanks so much for stopping by, and thank you for all the birthday wishes, too!

Happy Thanksgiving!! XOXO

2016 Halloween Haunted House Tour- Cont.

2016-halloween-haunted-houseHi everyone, and welcome back to day three of my annual Halloween Haunted House Tour. It’s exactly one week until Halloween, and we still have two stops left on the tour… So let’s get started!
Today I thought we would visit the dining room.

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As always, I’ve filled my dining room antique sideboard with my usual mix of crisp white vintage ironstone with my collection of antique transferware dishes. I’ve got transferware in almost every color….but of course at Halloween, I pull out my black.

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And scattered throughout are some of my favorite Halloween pieces. Lots of skulls, and a few handmade treasures. And then there’s my beloved Lori Mitchell figures.

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I have an old funky junk egg basket at the foot of my sideboard, which is a great spot to tuck in a few pumpkins and prims.

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The diner menu sign was something I picked up at the dollar store many years ago. Just an inexpensive little trinket… but it does make me smile.

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Little Boo here in the front was my very first Lori Mitchell figurine. The one that started it all.  You can tell by the expression on her face that she’s realized the trouble that she has caused!

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A close up of some of my skulls and handmade treasures. A cardboard ghost that I made at one craft day several years ago. And a wee prim bat that my Missy Nik made at another.

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And a few more details to enjoy.

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Nik and I made the little zombie figures at craft day, too, from spools and wire, sculpey clay and painted acorns. The wire tree is a recent find from my local junk store.

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More figures.
More skulls.

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And lots of Halloween fun.

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If you missed day one and two of my tour, you can find them here and here. And we’ll finish up next Monday, just in time for Halloween!

Thanks so much for stopping by!