Tons of Fun with My Favorite Things

Happy Friday, Crafty Friends! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Today I have a quick and easy card to share, made with those adorable elephants by My Favorite Things.

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Way back in March, I got the chance to play with a friend’s stamps and markers at our crafty gals beach retreat. I spent one whole day practicing coloring with the Zig Clean Color markers, and made lots of sweet and simple cards with the images I colored. This is the last of them. A cutie pie little birthday card, featuring a cutie patootie elephant and his butterfly friends.

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I had only a couple of old 6×6 paper pads with me at the time, so I kept the design simple. Just a bit of cloud print for the sky, and a green border for grass. Tried watercoloring with the Zig markers for a soft pastel look.

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I still haven’t pulled the trigger and purchased the markers for myself…. but one of these days, my friends. One of these days…. 😀

I’m adjusting to a quiet house now that my parents have gone home. And today my kiddos are heading out on some summer adventures of their own. So it shall be a very quiet holiday weekend for me. Time for me to catch up a bit, and pop around to say hello.

From my holiday house to yours

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I hope that all of you in the states have a very happy 4th of July weekend!


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

Bazzill Basics - Bulk Textured Cardstock Pack - 25 Sheets - 12 x 12 - WhiteMy Favorite Things ADORABLE ELEPHANTS Clear Stamps BB28My Favorite Things ADORABLE ELEPHANTS DIe-Namics MFT814Zig CLEAN COLOR 60 SET Real Brush RB6000AT60VRanger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK AIP31468

BasicGrey Sun Kissed 6×6 Paper Pad

You are Awesome with My Favorite Things

It’s a milestone day, Friends! I am finally going to do it! Today I am finally finishing my little chef series with one last card from My Favorite Things, Recipe for Happiness.

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After all the coloring practice I got in with these little guys, I really did learn a few things. First of all… these chefs are seriously adorable. And I do love the Zig Clean Color markers. Need to put those on my birthday list.

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And lastly, I now know, more than ever, that those 6×6 paper pads are durn near impossible to use up. No matter how hard you try.

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But I did have fun trying.

And I guess that’s all that matters, right? 😀

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


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

BasicGrey - Sun Kissed Collection - 6 x 6 Paper PadNeenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 25 SheetsRanger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532My Favorite Things RECIPE FOR HAPPINESS Clear Stamps BB30My Favorite Things RECIPE FOR HAPPINESS Die-Namics MFT853Zig CLEAN COLOR 60 SET Real Brush RB6000AT60VRanger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK AIP31468

You’re Cool

Hello Sweet Friends! Happy Friday!

I’m slowly getting there. Almost done with my silly little chef series from My Favorite Things, Recipe for Happiness.

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I’m still working my way through my BasicGrey Sun Kissed paper scraps. And once again my guy is colored with Zig Clean Color markers, and die cut with the matching Die-namics dies.  I used the big soup pot and punny sentiment from the set to create a fun little kitchen scene.

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This shall be me today, stirring up a big pot of soup. My boy is home! Finished his last exam and moved out of the dorms yesterday. And his first request is soup. My gumbo recipe.

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So I will be replicating this scene in my own kitchen today… with equally delicious results, I am sure! 😀

What a happy start to the weekend for me. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend, too!


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

BasicGrey - Sun Kissed Collection - 6 x 6 Paper PadNeenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 25 SheetsRanger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532My Favorite Things RECIPE FOR HAPPINESS Clear Stamps BB30My Favorite Things RECIPE FOR HAPPINESS Die-Namics MFT853Zig CLEAN COLOR 60 SET Real Brush RB6000AT60VRanger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK AIP31468Doodlebug GRAY Chunky Twine 4816

Souper Cool with My Favorite Things

Happy Monday, Friends!

I’m starting out the week with another silly chef from My Favorite Things.

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Once again I’m using the BasicGrey Sun Kissed 6×6 papers and Zig Clean Color markers for the images. With all of these cards that I’ve made, I’m hoping I’ve made at least a small dent in that paper pad. Who knew those things are so hard to use up?

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I am a fan of puns, so the sentiments in this set really crack me up. And I do love those little chefs. I gave this guy a coordinating neckerchief with a bit of tiny paper piecing.

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Hope you all had a wonderful weekend, and thanks so much for stopping by! I’m gearing up for a new shop opening this weekend. My AudOnes Prims summer editions are coming soon! I’ll start sharing a few sneak peeks next time. Until then, have a great week, my friends!


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

BasicGrey - Sun Kissed Collection - 6 x 6 Paper PadNeenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 25 SheetsRanger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532My Favorite Things RECIPE FOR HAPPINESS Clear Stamps BB30My Favorite Things RECIPE FOR HAPPINESS Die-Namics MFT853Zig CLEAN COLOR 60 SET Real Brush RB6000AT60VRanger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK AIP31468

Buttons Galore & More 28 Lilac Lane Blog Hop

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Hello Crafty Friends, and welcome to the Buttons Galore & More 28 Lilac Lane Blog Hop! I am so excited to be joining the hop today, featuring the brand new 28 Lilac Lane collection from my talented friend, May Flaum!

If you are just joining in, and would like to start at the beginning of the hop, please pop over to May’s blog, Craft with May. Otherwise, welcome, and thanks so much for stopping by!  I’ve got a fun shaker tag to share with you today.

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My sweet daughter just recently celebrated her 18th birthday, and I wanted to make something fun and festive to add to her presents. Perfect excuse for a shaker tag, right?

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I really love that adorable elephant, and love this little garden scene for a spring birthday. I chose my daughter’s favorite colors for the palette, water coloring the images with Distress Inks, and picking a patterned paper to match. The background was inked and layered with punched clouds and a grassy border below. And the shaker? Filled with the most perfect 28 Lilac Lane embellishments.

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Love that May’s embellishment kits and bottles come with such a fabulous assortment of goodies, all packed into one container. Adds a ton of fun to mix seed beads with sequins, and throw in a few flat-backed pearls, too. This beautiful combo is from the Minty Fresh Embellishment bottle and the New Leaf Embellishment Kit. All available now at Buttons Galore & More and Ellen Hutson, LLC… and coming soon to

Next stop along the hop is Chari Moss. Here’s the full hop list, in case you get lost.

May Flaum
Ashli Oliver
Audrey Pettit <<< (you are here)<<<
Chari Moss
Emma Williams
Nina-Marie Trapani
Buttons Galore & More

And Buttons Galore & More will be having a give-away at the end of the hop on their blog (link is above) so be sure to hop on over!

Happy Hopping!


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

Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 25 SheetsRanger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532BasicGrey - Adrift Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - TideMy Favorite Things ADORABLE ELEPHANTS Clear Stamps BB28My Favorite Things ADORABLE ELEPHANTS DIe-Namics MFT814Tim Holtz Sizzix Framelits TAG COLLECTION Wafer Thin Die Set 658784Heidi Swapp - MINC Collection - Surfaces - Acetate - 8.5 x 11Fiskars CLOUD LARGE Easy Squeeze Punch 03801*Ranger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK AIP31468Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad TWISTED CITRON Ranger TIM43294Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad PEACOCK FEATHERS Ranger Spring TIM34933Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad MUSTARD SEED Ranger TIM20226Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad PUMICE STONE Ranger TIM27140Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad VICTORIAN VELVET Ranger TIM27195Ranger Inkssentials GLOSSY ACCENTS Glue Dimensional Adhesive GAC17042Uni-Ball Pen Signo Gel WHITE Two Pack 1919994Copic Sketch MARKER W3 WARM GRAY GreyRanger Studio Paint ARTIST BRUSHES Brush BRU40842Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS IBT409653M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE Permanent

Taylored Expressions: Cloud Border Die
Trim: Stampin’Up, The Twinery

Being There with My Favorite Things

Happy Wednesday, Friends!

Today I am once again revisiting those adorable chefs from My Favorite Things,

Recipe for Happiness

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I didn’t originally intend to end up with so many little chef cards all at once. What started out as an experimentation in coloring with the Zig Clean Color markers ended up yielding a mini mountain of silly little chefs. And really, it would be a shame to let them go to waste, right?

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After quite a bit of practicing, I decided I like the look of blending out the markers with a wet paintbrush the best. And this time, I added in a bit of paper piecing on his chef coat and scarf. Seriously gave my clunky fingers a work out to trim around that scarf, but I think it turned out so cute.

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Like my other little chef cards, these papers are once again from the BasicGrey Sun Kissed 6×6 paper pad. After my first couple of cards, I ended up with a pile of scraps that I would then challenge myself to use up on the next card. Which felt pretty good until I realized I was just making even more scraps as I went along. Tell me, friends…. do you think the scrap paper pile ever truly gets any smaller? 😀

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


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

BasicGrey - Sun Kissed Collection - 6 x 6 Paper PadNeenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 25 SheetsRanger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532My Favorite Things RECIPE FOR HAPPINESS Clear Stamps BB30My Favorite Things RECIPE FOR HAPPINESS Die-Namics MFT853Zig CLEAN COLOR 60 SET Real Brush RB6000AT60VDoodlebug GRAY Chunky Twine 4816Ranger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK AIP31468

Tons of Fun with My Favorite Things

Happy Friday Friends!

Today I am joining in on the fun over at My Favorite Things with a card made for this week’s sketch challenge.

I am still on my quest to use up some of my older supplies, so once again I am turning to one of my favorite BasicGrey collections, Sunkissed, for my card today. And am pairing it with the super adorable elephants from My Favorite Things’ Adorable Elephants set.

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That cute little elephant and her butterfly friends just make you smile, don’t they? I stamped the images onto watercolor paper, and colored them with Zig Clean Color markers before die cutting with the matching Die-namics dies.

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Added a simple sentiment strip for my ellie to perch on. Seriously love those puns! The circle behind was inked with two colors of Distress Ink, then lightly spritzed with water for a bit of extra interest.

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Thank you so much for stopping by! And huge thanks for all the lovely birthday wishes for my daughter’s birthday this week! Happy Weekend!


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

BasicGrey - Sun Kissed Collection - 6 x 6 Paper PadRanger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 25 SheetsMy Favorite Things ADORABLE ELEPHANTS Clear Stamps BB28My Favorite Things ADORABLE ELEPHANTS DIe-Namics MFT814Zig CLEAN COLOR 60 SET Real Brush RB6000AT60VRanger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK AIP31468Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad WILD HONEY Ranger TIM27201Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad TATTERED ROSE Ranger TIM20240Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS IBT40965Tim Holtz DISTRESS SPRAYER Ranger 4 Ounces TDA47414

You are Flippin’ Awesome with MFT

Hello everyone! Happy Monday!

Today I have another card to share featuring those silly chefs from My Favorite Things.

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So I mentioned last week that I had recently gotten the opportunity to play with this adorable Recipe for Happiness stamp set while I was off on my last scrapbooking retreat. I’ve been so curious about the Zig Clean Color markers, and one of the gals at the retreat was nice enough to let me play with her stamps and markers for the day. Several of you have asked me what I thought of the markers, and I have to say, I really did love them. They blend beautifully, and I love that you can use them with or without water, and they work just as well either way.

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I did lots of practicing with the markers, and tried them out both ways. This little chef here was blended out with water and a wet paintbrush, and I really like that softer look. I stamped a couple of the spatulas, too, and colored them the same way before die cutting all of my images with the matching die-namics dies.

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I popped the chef onto the card base using foam adhesive, and tucked the spatulas behind his back. Love the pun sentiments that go along with this set. Just added some simple angled sentiment strips onto my simple pieced background. I only brought along a small stash of patterned papers on this trip in my quest to use up my older supplies. This, along with all my little chef cards, is made from BasicGrey’s Sun Kissed 6×6 paper pad. Love that they all ended up looking like a matching set.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Wishing you all a great start to the week!


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

BasicGrey - Sun Kissed Collection - 6 x 6 Paper PadNeenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 25 SheetsRanger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532My Favorite Things RECIPE FOR HAPPINESS Clear Stamps BB30My Favorite Things RECIPE FOR HAPPINESS Die-Namics MFT853Zig CLEAN COLOR 60 SET Real Brush RB6000AT60VRanger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK AIP31468

In a Pinch with My Favorite Things

Happy Monday Friends! I hope you and yours had a wonderful Easter weekend!

Today I have a card to share, made with the adorable Recipe for Happiness set from My Favorite Things.

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I have been wanting to experiment with the Zig Clean Color markers for the longest time, and I was so excited when a friend let me play with her markers and stamps for most of a day while we were off at the beach this past week.

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The little chefs from this set truly crack me up. Once I started I couldn’t stop, and ended up making six cards, all using paper from my scrap pile. After all, I could use the practice. 😀

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Thanks so much for stopping by! Wishing you all a super great day!


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

BasicGrey - Sun Kissed Collection - 6 x 6 Paper PadNeenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 25 SheetsRanger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532My Favorite Things RECIPE FOR HAPPINESS Clear Stamps BB30My Favorite Things RECIPE FOR HAPPINESS Die-Namics MFT853Zig CLEAN COLOR 60 SET Real Brush RB6000AT60VRanger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK AIP31468

Crazy for Chipboard

Good Monday morning everyone!  I hope all you mothers out there had a fabulous Mother’s Day yesterday.  I feel so truly blessed that I have my own mom here visiting with us and that I got to spend my Mother’s Day with her.  We had such a lovely weekend together.  We decided to create a Mother’s Day garden in my backyard that I can watch flourish and grow over the years.  Now I have a constant reminder of my sweet mom every time I look out the window.  I can’t think of a nicer Mother’s Day present than that!

Can’t wait to share with you all my finished garden project!  It is still a work in progress.  But here’s a peek at what we’re up to.

A beautiful combination of Hostas, Heucheras, and Cinnamon Ferns for a shady, neglected nook.  You can find out more information about this project on my other blog, here.

I hope to have finished photos for you all soon!

Today we have a new challenge for you at The Shabby Tea Room.  Our Crazy for Chipboard challenge is to use chipboard elements on a card or project. With all the chipboard on the market today, this is a super fun and easy week.

I created my card using new papers from Graphic 45’s On the Boardwalk collection. This is a beach themed line, but with the bold patterns on these double-sided papers, they are perfect for so many uses.

I used a large chipboard butterfly from Colorbok and two large chipboard brackets from Scenic Route that I covered in papers for my chipboard elements.

Added some machine-stitched detailing around the edge of my card and a small layered tag I created by hand.  The sentiment was stamped with my tiny Hero Arts alpha stamps in black ink.

I gave my butterfly some knotted hemp antennae and layered it with some vintage seam binding and a beautiful Prima rose.  The seam binding and flower were spritzed with English Ivy and Gold Glimmer Mists.

I hope you’ll all take a minute to peek at the other design member’s cards as well as this week’s guest designer, Cathy Clark.  And come play along with us!  this week’s fabulous prize is a $15 gift certificate to My Favorite Things.

Thanks for stopping by everyone!  Hope you have a wonderful day!