Scrapbook & Cards Today- Take 2

Hi Friends! Happy Friday!

Last week I had the great pleasure of guesting over on the Scrapbook & Cards Today blog, sharing a pair of outdoorsy camp cards featuring Photo Play Paper’s new summer collections. I shared the first card in my last post, and today I am excited to share number two.

Once again, I combined papers from both the Campfire and the Lakeside collections for my background, and then made a fun paper-pieced scene for that adorable bear. Seriously cannot resist me a cute little critter.

I pulled in more of the stamp images this time to add a swag element to the top of the frame, and for the sentiment, too. Colored the images with Zig markers, and die cut them with the matching set of dies.

These fun Photo Play Paper lines are definitely making me ready for some summer adventures. We’re hoping to head north to the mountains this weekend, so perhaps a real bear, or two, will be on the agenda! Hope you all have a wonderful weekend, too. And thanks so much for stopping by!

Scrapbook & Cards Today Card Corner

Hi Friends! Waving a giant hello to you all from the sunny state of California!

This past week I had the great pleasure of sharing a guest post over on the Scrapbook & Cards Today blog, and today I am happy to share one of my card projects here with you, too. Since it’s now June, and I am in vacation mode, it seemed the perfect time to play with Photo Play Paper’s new outdoorsy summer collections, Lakeside and Campfire.

I absolutely adore these new nature-inspired collections, and love how beautifully they work together. I am a sucker for cute little critters, so couldn’t resist using this adorable bear stamp for both of the cards I made, and mixing a bit of paper from both collections to complete my scenes.

I stamped the bear onto watercolor paper and colored the image with Zig Clean Color markers before die cutting with the coordinating die shape. Love how the bear is just peeking in from the corner of the frame.

I’ve got more details and a complete supply list, as well as a second camp card to share, up on the Scrapbook & Cards Today blog, if you’d like to see more. And be sure to enter the prize giveaway HERE for a chance to win these awesome Photo Play Paper stamps, dies, and collection kits.

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


A Father’s Day Tutorial with Ranger Ink

Hello, Crafty Friends!
Thanks for stopping by!

Father’s Day Card by Audrey Pettit |
I’m off to a bit of a late start to my week, with a Tuesday post instead of my usual Monday. It’s been busy here, with lots of things on my to-do list….. but busy in a very good way. Tomorrow we’re heading out on vacation. I’m going home, friends! Home to visit my family. 🙂

It’s a very rare occurrence for me, but this year I get to spend Father’s Day with my dad. And of course a special occasion like that calls for a handmade card. So I have pulled out some of my favorite inky Ranger and Tim Holtz goodies to create this retro, masculine Father’s Day card for him, which I’m very excited to be sharing this week on the Ranger Ink blog.

My parents live near San Francisco, so it seems only fitting to pull out this amazing Tim Holtz Cityscape die for his Father’s Day card this year. I love all the individual pieces that come in this collection, but for this card, I used one of the border dies to create a quick and easy city scene, layered onto a Stitched Rectangles die cut frame.

I pulled out some of the darker range of Distress inks to watercolor the buildings, and then added highlights to the vellum windows with a yellow Distress marker. The sky was water-colored, too, with a golden glow for a sunny background.

I added some stamps and splatters, and a grungy finish with opaque Texture Paste. Papers from the Memoranda paper stash and a die cut sentiment banner.

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

P.S.~ Today is the last chance to snatch up the few remaining goodies in my AudOnes Prims shop before I close for vacation. There’s still a couple of items from my nautical summer mini-release, and even a few remaining spring prims, as well. Last chance!



Have a wonderful day, everyone! I’m heading out tomorrow, but hope to visit and post while I’m away.  So, my friends, I will see you all soon!

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May Flowers with Photo Play Paper

Hi sweet friends, happy Monday!
And a very happy Memorial Day to those in the States!

With just a few days left in May, it hit me that I had better hurry up and share this altered frame project that I made for Photo Play Paper. This is a mix of their adorable Bloom and Hoppy Easter collections, dressing up an old 5×7 desk frame for the spring season.

This pretty Bloom journaling card is my favorite from the collection, so wanted to use it for the focal point in this home decor. I matted the card on crisp white cardstock, and added a bit of machine stitched detailing around the edge to help it pop, before layering it onto a polka dotty background. I like to remove the glass from my frames so that I can build up the layers without worrying about space. Love the 3D effect you get with just a little bit of foam adhesive. Creates a bit of a shadowbox look, don’t you think?

The frame was originally plain brown wood, which didn’t really fit the design. So I added a quick whitewash of paint, and then adhered thin strips of patterned paper to the thicker edges. White pearl buttons jazz up the corners. All finished off with a simple twine bow.

I’m kicking off summer here in my shop on Wednesday, May 31st with a nautical-themed mini release. This release is small, but packed with bright summer vibes and the cutest little sea creatures ever! My shop will be open just one week, before it closes for summer vacation, so if you’re interested, be sure to shop early!

AudOnes Prims Summer Mini-Release
Opening May 31st, 2017 @ 10:00 a.m. EST

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

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

Photo Play Paper - Hoppy Easter Collection - 12 x 12 Collection PackPhoto Play Paper - Bloom Collection - 12 x 12 Collection PackNeenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 25 SheetsTherm O Web 3D MOUNTING SQUARES White Foam 3777

Other: Buttons, Twine (The Twinery)

Endless Summer Days with Photo Play Paper

 Happy Friday!

We are down to the last days of battle in the 2016 International Dota 2 championship, and my friends, the competition has been intense. Clear underdogs have risen up to wipe out favored teams, and champions expected to move on have already been sent packing. One thing is clear, with only a few teams remaining, it’s anybody’s ball game. I’m rooting heavily for the last North American team standing, EG, who will battle in the upper bracket finals this afternoon. But truly, any one of these final teams can walk away with the title.
Pretty exciting times for this first time TI viewer.

So far, I’ve managed to impress my boy with my gaming stamina. I don’t think he truly believed that I would stick with it for this long, but I wouldn’t miss this for the world. The time I’ve been able to spend with Pete this summer is absolutely priceless to me. Next week, he’ll be back at school, starting up his senior year in college. So for now, I’m absorbing every moment that I can.

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Of course, with the tournament going on, I haven’t spent a single moment in my scrap room this week. But I do have a card to share with you today. A happy summertime card I made recently for Photo Play Paper using their adorable pool-side collection, Summer Daydreams.

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What says summer more than bright blue skies and a pair of flip-flops?  Wish I had a pair of polka dotty flops like these for myself.

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I used the smaller scale prints from the 6×6 paper pad to contrast with the larger chipboard shapes, and layered the papers with nice crisp white to make everything pop. The sentiment was cut from one of the patterned papers. Then a simple twine bow to finish.

Thanks so much for stopping by, Friends! Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

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

Photo Play Paper - Summer Daydreams Collection - 6 x 6 Paper PadPhoto Play Paper - Summer Daydreams Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Unplug 3 x 4 CardsNeenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 25 Sheets

Twine: The Twinery

Brown-Eyed Sue

Hello, Friends, and happy Monday to you!

Today I’m switching gears from my normal papercrafts, to sharing one of my latest little fabric creations. I know it’s still July, but the last couple of weeks has found me knee deep in fall and Halloween production mode. Before we know it, back to school time will be here, and the change of season, too. And it’s always good to be prepared.

AudreyPettit BrownEyedSue
I’ve been thinking about my upcoming Fall Shop. This year I am super excited to not only share my prims with you here in my own shop, but to also have them featured in the adorable Rusty Bucket store in charming downtown Apex, NC. So I’ve been a busy bee, trying to get ready.

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Of course it’s still too soon for ghosties and spooks. So when the girls and I got together this past week for craft day, I turned my thoughts back to summer with this little cutie pie flower girl. This is Brown-Eyed Sue. The perfect flower for the late summer garden.

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She has flower petals for hair, and a green dress for stem and leaves. I made her a little corsage, too, using dies from my sweet friend, Tammy Tutterow, and some of my own hand-dyed fabrics. So silly! She just makes me smile.

Now I’ve got other ideas for flower girls in my head! And the pieces are cut out on my work table already. I’m hoping to finish this week, and perhaps list some new flower girls in my Shop, too.

One last fling before the spooks begin!


#Summer Fun with Photo Play Paper

Happy Friday, Crafty Friends!

I have another home decor project to share today. An altered frame, made for Photo Play Paper using their adorable Mad 4 Plaid collection.

AudreyPettit PPP Mad4Plaid SummerFrame
I recently scored a bunch of plain wooden frames at my local junk shop, and I love them for quick home decor projects like these. Just a bit of patterned paper on the frame, and then a quick scene for the inside. This time, an easy little summer scene, made with both paper and stickers.

AudreyPettit PPP Mad4Plaid SummerFrame2
I free-hand cut some rounded hills and flower stems from green plaid, and added flower and cloud stickers to complete the view. A couple of 28 Lilac Lane seed beads dress up the center of the flowers. Super simple and sweet.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Hope you all have a fabulous weekend!

The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

PhotoPlay DELIGHTFUL PLAID 12 x 12 Collection Pack BSD2288PhotoPlay Paper - Happy Glamper Collection - 12 x 12 Collection PackRanger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW3953228 Lilac Lane ATTIC FINDINGS Embellishment Kit LL1033M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE Permanent