Thursday, September 18, 2014

Mandala Art Jar with Art Anthology

Hi, today my mandala is being featured over at Art Anthology!  Please go on over to their blog for more views and start to finish photos of my process.  Also while you are there check out the other Mandala's that were created by my design team peeps.

Every month at Art Anthology we have a theme challenge.  So of course this month was mandalas.  Well I've never drawn a mandala and also, I wanted to do some thing "out of the box" or jar in this case.

I specifically made a jar because I am currently redecorating my scrap room.  I now hold all my paint brushes in a coffee mug.  I wanted to create something pretty to put my paint brushes in so this seemed the perfect opportunity.
Hope you enjoyed my interpretation of the Mandala Challenge at Art Anthology and thank you for stopping by.

Art Anthology Product Used: 
Sorbet:  Viridian, Velvet: Aloha; Colorations: Peacock Feathers, Waimea Bay; Dimensional Crystal:  Java
Other Product Used: 
Helmar, FolkArt, Jewels, Wire, Mason Jar

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Animal Collection Kitty Cats with Leaky Shed Studio


My two page layout of my kitty cat "Scrappy-Doo" is being featured over at Leaky Shed Studio.  I enjoyed custom painting my cat chipboards to make them look like my cat.

I used Leaky Shed Studio:

Pawing Cat
Leaping Cat


Leaky Shed Product Used:
Cat Pawing
Cat Leaping
Other Product Used:
Buttons Galore, Bazzill, vellum, My Minds Eye, Doodlebug

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

ReVamping my Kitsnbitscraps Etsy Store ON SALE

Hi All

I have decided to renovate my craft room which led me to rethink my Etsy store Kitsnbitscraps.  I am putting the entire store on SALE!

Please go visit Kitsnbitscraps for scrapbook supplies.  I have changed my categories from supply based to on sale base.  So now the sections read anywhere from 25% to 75% discounts.

I have Page Kits, paper pads, lots of stamps, stickers, craft books and embellishments all ON SALE.

I also decided to open up a second Etsy store with just my handmade items such as albums, canvas art, cards etc.

Please take a look when you get a chance.

Kitsnbitscraps for scrapbooking supplies

KitsNbits Creations for handmade

Thank you for stopping by ... happy scrapping

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Sunshine Journal Pages with Art Anthology

Hello, I would like to share some happy journal pages I created for the Art Anthology blog today.

Please go on over to the Art Anthology Blog for more photos of my techniques and "how to". 

I have to say I love the Colorations spray from Art Anthology; the colors really are so vibrant.  I also love that the gesso spreads smooth and has great coverage.

Here is a example of what I am talking about. 

First I put down my stencil and spread the Art Anthology gesso over it because I wanted to obscure the pattern behind the heart stencil. 

Next I added the "Timeless" Colorations spray - be sure to mask your page before adding spray.

I loved the result.

Happy Scrapping ...

Art Anthology Product Used: 
Sorbet:  Viridian, Velvet: Samrock, Limeaid, Figi; Colorations: Waimea, Guacamole; Dimensional Crystal: Java; Gesso

Other Product Used:
My Mind's Eye, Heidi Swapp, Helmar, Faber Castel,

Friday, August 29, 2014

Back to School Journal Pages with Art Anthology


I love to read! I read at least one book per week so in honor of Back to School I created these two journal pages using Art Anthology.  For more photos of my journal I am being featured over at Art Anthology Blog so go check it out.

I used school themed paper and Art Anthology velvets to make my background and just started layering from there.  I added a hand cut banner out of paper and canvas because it reminds of school.


I also used stencils, rub-ons and coloration sprays.

Thank you for stopping by ... I hope I have inspired you to try some Art Anthology paints.


Art Anthology Product Used: 
 Velvet: Mayan Gold, Tuxedo, Tango; Colorations: Juicy, Raider, Glorious ; Gesso

Other Product Used: 
 WeRmemory Keepers, Helmar, TH Ideology, Glitz Girls, Bazzill


Friday, August 22, 2014

Taking Notes with Leaky Shed Studio

Hello, its Back to School!  So much to do, so many lists!  I am definitely a note taker.  Yes I know I have an iphone but I still make "To Do" lists. 

So I made a back to school themed clipboard using Leaky Shed Studio.

Leaky Shed Studio Clip Board
Leaky Shed Studio Key #3
Here is the back of my clipboard.  Because, Yes! you do need to make it pretty all the way around.
Please head on over to Leaky Shed Studio Blog to see more photos of my project.  This was an easy, and quick project and it makes note taking a lot more fun. Also this would make a great gift for your child's teacher :)
Thank you for stopping by, happy scrapping ...
Leaky Shed Studio Product Used:
Key #3
Other Product Used:
WeRMemory Keepers, Helmar, American Crafts, Color box, Tattered Angels,
May Arts, Ranger Industries

Monday, August 18, 2014

Creative Blog Hop

I was invited to participate in the "Creative Blog Hop" by my friend and co-designer on Leaky Shed Studio, Tracey Sabella.

Here is a little bit about Tracey:

Tracey has been married for 31 years, and she has four adult children. She loves using different techniques while scrapbooking and has a shabby chic style.

Currently Tracey is on four design teams: Leaky Shed Studio, Helmar, Once Upon a Sketch and also Donna Salazar.

We will continue this progressive blog hop while meeting and greeting new bloggers, sharing our creative inspiration, and learning more about ourselves and the craft we love!  Tracey Sabella  mentioned me on her blog Gracescraps. So please go and check out her blog too.

I thought it was a fabulous idea to start a creative blog hop and introduce you to some new crafty friends and their blogs.  I would love for you all to follow our tour of creative blogs and hopefully get lots of inspiration and learn some new techniques.

Next in line for the Creative Tour Blog Hop is my friend:

DeeDee Roe  -  BlogBrown Paper Packaging

DeeDee is my "online" friend, I have known her for years.  We first met when we were on a design team together.  I think DeeDee is hilarious she tells the funniest stories about her two cute babies.  I also love DeeDee's talent.  She likes to make crowns, banners, signs and albums. 

Now a little about me ...

1. What I am currently working on:

I "work" on something almost every day.  Right now I have several things on my plate.  First I need to do projects that are due for both:  Leaky Shed Studio and for Art Anthology.  I design for both companies, so there are 4 projects due this month.  Then I also promised this nice lady that emailed me about making her a pop up card (she liked the one she saw that I designed for Leaky Shed Studio).  I also have to do two custom orders with sesame street characters that I have to design and paper piece.

In essence I am ALWAYS working on something.  :)

2. Describe your style:  I have been asked this question before, and for me it is difficult to describe.  I do a lot of different things depending on my mood or the ideas or inspiration I receive.  If you have to pin me down I would say whimsical shabby.  I say that because I do like color, but sometimes I like to start with a color then wash it down with either white or black.

3. Why do I create:  My mother started teaching my twin sisters and I since we were all little girls.  Mom taught us how to knit, sew, embroidery, and cross-stitch.  I remember we all would sit together and cross stitch while talking to mom.  So I have never had idle hands, and crafting just makes me happy.  It is my own private therapy because while I am working on a project, that is all I think about.

4. How does my creative process work: Before I actually start a new project I have already created it in my head.  I get my initial idea from pattern paper or fabric and even a color; then I think it over in my mind for a week or so, just kind of visualizing what I will make. After I know what I want to do I start gathering my supplies, whether it is certain paints and canvas, or paper.  I add to my supplies or take away until I have what I need.  That is why my friends think I scrap or paint so fast because by the time I actually start my project I already know where I'm going with it.


Thank you for stopping by and be sure to check out my friend DeeDee Roe at Brown Paper Packaging  on August 25th.

Happy Scrapping ...
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