Valentine Love at AudOnes Prims

** Hi, Friends! If you’re looking for my Creativation 2018- Tim Holtz Blog Hop and Give Away post, please click HERE!**

Happy Sunday, everyone! And happy Super Bowl Sunday to all the football fans out there!


It has been quite awhile since I’ve had the chance to share any of my shabby sweet fabric projects with you. The holidays and my new work schedule, and then the Creativation (CHA) show following right behind, has left little time for play…. and I sure do miss it. So I was super excited earlier this week to grab a chance to sit down at my sewing machine and whip up some soft and pretty Valentine hearts for the month of love!


There’s just something about the process of crafting things by hand that brings such a sense of happiness and joy to me. What fun it is to watch the project evolve along every little step of the way, and see that finished spark of an idea come to life. These little cuties have really been put through the ringer, and I love how they turned out. The sweet recycled fabric with the little rips and tears that perfectly meld with the aged painted, stained, and sanded finish. The paper crafting supplies brought in for the finishing touches….Distress inks for dying the fabrics and trims. Archival ink for stamping. Old favorite Hero Arts stamps for verse. Maya Road designer pins. And dies for spiral roses. Makes me smile. Hope you do, too.


Thanks so much for stopping by! Enjoy your football today!

And in case you’re interested, you can find these shabby little XOXO hearts listed in my AudOnes Prims Shop. ❤ Have a great day!

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Happy New Year 2018

Hi sweet friends! Thanks for stopping by! Can you believe we are on the brink of a brand new year? It’s hard to believe how much can happen in the space of a year, but how quickly it can fly by. I hope 2018 is good to all of us. I hope we all shine.


2017 brought it’s challenges, and many changes to my little household. I lost my sweet pup Crissy to cancer this past May. And you all know that my youngest wee babe, Missy Nik, headed off to university this fall, leaving me a true empty nester for the very first time. I started a new job at the end of summer to keep me busy… and boy has it managed to do just that. I’m still trying to figure out how to balance crafting, blogging, my little shop, and work with my new schedule. I thank you all for sticking with me while I try to figure things out. Mr. Pete graduated this December with a BS in Biochemistry and a minor in Biology, and is now looking forward to the next chapter in life. So lots of changes yet in store for him… and I’m sure for all of us, too.


I don’t tend to make resolutions for the New Year, but if I had to pick my one little word for 2018 it would be this one here on my card for today…. a non-Christmasy snowman card made with Photo Play Paper’s adorable Mad4Plaid Christmas collection.

Wishing all my friends and family a very happy New Year! Thank you all for your support and friendship and all the many visits you pay here in my little corner of blogland! And may we all shine brightly this new year!  XOXO


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

Therm O Web Gina K Designs WHITE Premium 120 LB Cardstock 18016Photo Play Paper - Mad 4 Plaid Christmas Collection - 12 x 12 Collection PackPhoto Play Paper - Mad 4 Plaid Christmas Collection - EphemeraPhoto Play Paper - Mad 4 Plaid Christmas Collection - Clear Acrylic Stamps - IconsRanger Ink - Wendy Vecchi - Archival Ink Pads - Watering CanEK Success - Paper Shapers - Slim Profile - Mini Punch Set - 2 Pieces - Corner Rounder

Sizzix Happy Trims Thinlits die set
BasicGrey Candy Buttons enamel dots

 

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Joy to the World with Photo Play Paper


A little while back, my friends at Photo Play Paper joined up with the gang at Maya Road to share some holiday inspiration featuring Maya Road’s adorable embellishments along with PPP’s super fun Mad4Plaid Christmas collection. I’ve already shared several of my projects from the match up (click here  and here to see those posts), and today I have one last card for you.


The Mad4Plaid Christmas collection is truly filled with so many fabulous holiday prints and lots of fun extras, including this adorable puffy Santa sticker here. I combined papers from both the 12×12 collection kit and the extra Solids Plus paper pack to create the layered background, and then dressed up the center of the card with ephemera die cuts. The mittens are from the coordinating Mad4Plaid stamp set, which were water-colored and accented with gel pen dots, fussy cut and tucked into the holiday bow. The mix of trims, and that cute metal snowflake, are all from Maya Road.


Less than a week to go, and I am still madly trying to work my way through my holiday cards for the season……..and still hoping to get them in the mail! How are holiday plans going in your neck of the woods?


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

Ranger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532Therm O Web Gina K Designs WHITE Premium 120 LB Cardstock 18016Photo Play Paper - Mad 4 Plaid Christmas Collection - 12 x 12 Collection PackPhoto Play Paper - Mad 4 Plaid Christmas Collection - Solids and Buffalo Check - 12 x 12 Collection PackPhoto Play Paper - Mad 4 Plaid Christmas Collection - Clear Acrylic Stamps - IconsPhoto Play Paper - Mad 4 Plaid Christmas Collection - Puffy Stickers - ElementsPhoto Play Paper - Mad 4 Plaid Christmas Collection - EphemeraKen Oliver - Maya Road - Vintage Trims - Seam Binding - 4 YardsFiskars - Border Punch - Scallop SentimentRanger Ink - Archival Ink Pad - Jet BlackZig CLEAN COLOR 48 SET Real Brush RB6000AT48VSigno - White Uni-ball Impact PenRanger Ink - Artist Brushes - 7 Pack

Maya Road Vintage Findings: Silver Snow Crystal Charms

Merry & Bright with Photo Play Paper


Ho Ho Ho, my friends, and happy Thursday! Hope your week has been very merry & bright!

A little while back, my friends at Photo Play Paper joined up with the gang at Maya Road to share some holiday inspiration featuring Maya Road’s adorable embellishments along with PPP’s super fun Mad4Plaid Christmas collection. I made several cards for the match-up, along with a sweet little snowman vignette box (click here to see that post).


I do love me a good plaid! And love that this collection includes lots of fabulous add-ons, like ephemera die cuts, stamps and dies, a card kit, and a whole extra paper pack of just plaids. I used the stamps on today’s card, along with some favorite square dies from My Creative Time… and lots of goodies from Maya Road, too.


Today is a big day here at my house! My parents are arriving tonight for their annual holiday visit. Tonight the holidays truly arrive! Thanks so much for stopping by. Wishing you all a wonderful day!


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

Ranger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532Photo Play Paper - Mad 4 Plaid Christmas Collection - 12 x 12 Collection PackPhoto Play Paper - Mad 4 Plaid Christmas Collection - Clear Acrylic Stamps - IconsPhoto Play Paper - Mad 4 Plaid Christmas Collection - EphemeraRanger Ink - Archival Ink Pad - Jet BlackZig CLEAN COLOR 48 SET Real Brush RB6000AT48VRanger Ink - Artist Brushes - 7 Pack

My Creative Time: Scalloped Stitched Square Dies

A Mad4Plaid December with Photo Play Paper & A Shop Update!


Hi Friends, happy Tuesday! Hope your week is off to a great start! I’ve got two little furballs here with me again today, which is definitely keeping me on my toes. But I’m hoping to sneak in here really quickly to share a fun holiday project with all of you, and a bit of news on my AudOnes Prims shop, too!


A little while back, my friends at Photo Play Paper joined up with the gang at Maya Road to share some holiday inspiration featuring Maya Road’s adorable embellishments along with PPP’s super fun Mad4Plaid Christmas collection. I made several cards for the match-up, along with this little guy here… a frosty snowman scene vignette box.


I coated both the insides and outsides of the box with a variety of patterned papers, and added a popped-up die cut tag to the inside to do double-duty as both the focal point and sentiment. Maya Road bottle brush trees bring a touch of the woodlands to the scene. Love the icy look a bit of white paint and chunky glitter bring to the party, too.


SHOP UPDATE!
(Edited: all items are now listed! Hope you enjoy!)

I know some of you have been asking, and I’m so excited to say that, puppies permitting, I am planning on adding a few new items to my AudOnes Prims Holiday Shop today… including this sweet vignette box here and a few new frosty friends!

Wish me luck! And stay tuned!


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

Photo Play Paper - Mad 4 Plaid Christmas Collection - 12 x 12 Collection PackPhoto Play Paper - Mad 4 Plaid Christmas Collection - EphemeraMaya Road - Bottle Brush Trees - GreenKen Oliver - Maya Road - Vintage Trims - Seam Binding - 4 YardsRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Paint - Picket FenceRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Stickles Dry Glitter - Clear Rock Candy - 3 Ounces

Maya Road 22mm Bulldog Clips- Bronze
Maya Road Baker’s Twine

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By the Sea with Therm O Web & Graphic45

Hiya Sweeties, and happy Wednesday to you! Finally waking up to a bit of sunshine today after about a week and a half of non-stop gloom and rain. Sure is doing my heart some good to see the sun again. Ahhh, summer is back! Perfect time for a little summery, beach project with Therm O Web and our product partners on the blog this week, Graphic45.

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By the Sea altered collage box | Audrey Pettit

I just adore Graphic45’s By the Sea collection. So perfect for documenting all those happy summertime memories in a fun and artsy way.  I thought a collage box would be a great way to display some of the seashells the little Missy tends to drag home from the beach every year. These shells here are from her big 16th birthday trip back in April. Definitely a special time for us, and one that I’m happy to preserve for her for all time.

AudreyPettit Thermoweb ByTheSeaCollage2I’ve had this adorable Maya Road 3D chipboard house collage box in my stash of things waiting to be altered for quite some time. I knew the box was just what I wanted, but then it struck me.. that when turned upside down, the house resembles a sailboat shape. A very funky junky sailboat shape, to be sure……..but that’s the fun of it, right?

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So I embellished the roof of the house to resemble the hull of a boat, and added some banner flags on a wooden skewer to the top. I don’t think my boat would actually get too far, trying to navigate with those sails…. 😉

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Graphic45 papers just scream for some fussy cutting, don’t they? I had fun choosing my beachy icons, and adding them into the collage. Different thicknesses of foam adhesive pop the images at different depths for lots of dimension and detail.

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I’ve got a full, step-by-step tutorial on the Therm O Web blog, if you’d like to learn more.

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The team is sharing lots of fun Graphic45 projects on the blog all week, and we’ve got an amazing giveaway for you, too, filled with Therm O Web adhesives and Graphic45’s By the Sea and Mother Goose collections. Stop by daily to increase your chances to win. Good luck everyone! And thanks so much for stopping by!

An “Anchored” Mini Album with Authentique

Hi everyone, and happy Monday to you! If you are looking for my Hero Arts & BasicGrey Grand Bazaar Blog Hop post, please click here. Huge thanks to all of you who visited during the hop and left such sweet comments. What fun it has been to read through them all! 🙂

My countdown to summer vacation continues. The Missy Nik has two finals today and one tomorrow, and then we are done! What a happy and exciting feeling to be staring down the barrel of a nice, long, lazy break. It is most welcome here! So in honor of the upcoming summer holiday, I have a fun summery project to share with you. A beach-themed mini album I made for the Authentique blog recently featuring their adorable nautical collection, Anchored.

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A couple of summers ago, my little Miss was fortunate enough to spend a week at the beach with a good friend. The girls had all sorts of wonderful adventures, and I ended up with lots of great photos to scrap. Perfect excuse for creating a mini album.

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And with its nautical theme, Anchored was the perfect collection to use.

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To create my mini album, I stuck with a general design theme. One page is covered with a photo..

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While the other is dressed up with pretty Anchored papers and cardstock stickers.

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And since the pages of my chipboard album are small, I added pockets to the decorated sides that hold tags with all the journaling of their adventures.

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Ah, so fun! I do adore this collection! So perfect for summertime and the beach, and how great would this be for the 4th of July? And are you looking for some other creative project ideas using the Anchored collection? Stop by the Authentique blog to see my pair of Anchored framed art prints. I’m thinking beach cottage, or little boy’s room…or so much more…

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