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


In Like a Lamb

Hello Sweet Friends! Happy Wednesday, and happy first day of March!

We are expected to hit a high of 83 degrees today. I know I mentioned this the other day, but really, this is unseasonably warm weather for this time of year. I think that old phrase, March comes in like a lion, falls way short of the mark. Looks like March is coming in like a lamb, and probably will leave like one, too… or perhaps some even gentler animal, like a baby chick or a baby harp seal.

My poor winter snowmen have been quite out-of-place these past couple of weeks. We’ve been trying to hold on, waiting for winter to make an appearance, but I’ve finally given up. So my frosty friends are now making their way into storage, and a few shamrocks are coming out instead.

While I tend to go overboard for many of the holidays, I don’t do much for St. Patrick’s Day. When Easter is early, I usually skip it completely. But Easter is later this year, and that gives me an excuse to break out a few lucky charms.

As a hunter and gatherer, I have managed to collect enough “schtuff” over the years for a few small scenes. Anything with a bit of green will do. Vintage transferware dishes. An old trusty rusty watering can. A few precious Majolica plates. And of course some of my own funky junk handmade pieces. I gotta have a few of those.

Over time, I’ve managed to amass quite the collection of handmade bits. Clovers from paper bags. Clovers from foil. Water-colored clovers. Shabby hand-painted clovers from fabric. And of course, a pair of leprechaun monster dolls (made by my Missy Nik and me), too.

I think the older I get, the more I appreciate the sentimentality of homemade. So you know how that goes….

A little bit of decorating leads to a little bit of crafting, for more things with which to do a little more decorating!

My poor basket looked a little bare, so I figured a few more shamrocks were in order. Prim shabby shamrocks made from my latest crafty love, Tim Holtz Eclectic Elements fabric.

I used some adorable Ledger fabric from the Wallflower collection for the backing, creating a bit of messy patchwork from torn and stitched strips of fabric. I really love the worn collage look that brings. The shamrocks have been pieced from fabric hand-tinted with Distress Inks, and topped with my favorite twine and vintage pearl buttons.

I made a few for me, and there’s some for you, too, if you’re interested. Just listed in my AudOnes Prims Shop.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Sending warm breezes your way!


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.

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.

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.

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.

It all starts HERE!

Happy shopping!

Small Business Saturday at AudOnes Prims

Hello, hello, Crafty Friends!
Happy Black Friday.
Hope all of my friends in the States had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Did you all have big plans yesterday? I went out to the most amazing seafood buffet with friends. So nice and simple, and such a peaceful way to spend the holiday. Today, of course, kicks off the biggest shopping weekend of the year. Now I personally am not one for the Black Friday crowds. As a matter of fact, looking back, I don’t think I’ve ever gone shopping on the day after Thanksgiving. No, I prefer the quiet at home. .. taking down the fall decor and starting to put up the tree. But I have been known to take advantage of a great online deal or two, though! 😀

Tomorrow is Small Business Saturday, and if you are doing some shopping, I’ve got some great deals for you! I am celebrating this special day for small shop owners with markdowns, free shipping, and a brand new holiday release at AudOnes Prims!

If you’re looking for truly unique holiday gifts, I hope you will come take a peek. This new release is filled with my favorites…. snowmen and gingers, and maybe even a Christmas mouse. And all are special handmade one-of-a-kinds.

Tomorrow only, enjoy:

  • markdowns on all remaining previously-released holiday prims
  • free shipping on all orders over $75 (shipping charges on orders over $75 refunded via PayPal)
  • a new line-up of one-of-a-kind holiday prims

It all starts at 10:00 a.m. EST

right HERE

Happy Holidays!

AudOnes Prims Holiday Shop 2016 Grand Opening

Happy Friday, Friends!
And Happy Veteran’s Day!

To all our country’s servicemen and women, past and present, and to their families who wait anxiously at home, heartfelt thanks and gratitude for your service, sacrifice, and dedication to this great nation of ours!

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Today is a big day for me, and I’m so glad you’ve stopped by! It’s the 11th, and that means it’s opening day of my new AudOnes Prims Holiday Shop!

I am always so excited to share opening day with you!  I have put together a heartfelt mix of holiday handmade favorites that really makes me smile, and I hope it does you, too!

This year’s collection has a bit of a woodland feel. Lots of spruce and pine for the nature lover, in holiday pokes and pillow tucks…

And there’s a few woodland critters, too.

And of course, lots of snowmen and friends, including a few special one-of-a-kinds.

I hope you enjoy this year’s collection as much as I do! Many, many thanks to all of you for your support and sweet comments! They truly mean the world to me!

My Holiday Shop is open NOW!
Happy Shopping, and thanks so much for stopping by!


2016 Holiday Inspiration Series with Tim Holtz

Happy Monday, Friends!

Did you all see the fun news? Tim Holtz has just launched a month-long Holiday Inspiration Series on his blog, and I am so honored and excited to have the first project up! Throughout this special series, we hope to share lots of amazing new products from Tim’s new 2016 Holiday Release, and project ideas to jump start a whole season of holiday crafting and creativity.


For my project I have made a card and matching tag set featuring lots of fabulous goodies from Tim’s new holiday collection. I’ve used some new Tim Holtz Alterations dies and embossing folders, along with new holiday papers, glittery deco sheets, and Idea-ology ephemera bits to create an elegant and traditional holiday look with a bit of a vintage feel.

I just love this new Enchanted Doves Alterations die. And since this is a Bigz die, that means you can die cut any number of surfaces, including the fuzzy fleece I used here. I really love how the soft fabric of the bird adds a whole new layer of texture and detail to the design. Makes you want to reach out and touch it.

Isn’t the new Holiday Deco Paper beautiful? Adds an instant sense of glamor and sparkle that is always so welcome at the holidays.

I really love the vintage nostalgic feel to this set, and the bits of holiday shine mixed with lots of natural rustic touches. But my favorite part is the little surprise element to this otherwise traditional design. The card is a spinner. Open it up, and the dove twirls around. A fun touch for whoever opens it. And looks kinda cool as a decor piece, too.

I hope you enjoyed this peek at the new Tim Holtz 2016 Holiday Collection! I’ve got the full step-by-step instructions for today’s project over on Tim’s blog, if you’d like to learn more. And be sure to stop back there often this month as the Holiday Inspiration Series continues.

P.S.- It’s time for some sneak peeks! Here’s the first peek from my Holiday Shop, opening
Friday, November 11th @ 10:00 a.m. EST

Thanks so much for stopping by! Wishing you all a wonderful week ahead!

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