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 ...

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Art Anthology BLISS journaling



Hi, today I am sharing my journal pages I created for Art Anthology

I am getting more into journaling, it is fun and relaxing.  So I wanted to use my favorite color combo blue and green and came up with these pages

My base page started off with gesso and then I started adding my textures then my Art Anthology sorbets and velvet paints

 
I also added colorations and some stenciling
 
 
I decided to go through my scraps of gelli papers I had created and cut circles to add to my pages
 
 
I also added stamping and Art Anthology dimensional crystals
 
 
Finished off the pages with the fabric word BLISS and some white dots highlights.
 
Thank you for stopping by today, please go on over to Art Anthology Blog today to see more photos of my journaling pages.
 
Happy Scrapping ...
 
 
 
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Art Anthology Product Used: 
Sorbet:  Viridian, Velvet: Samrock, Limeaid, Figi; Colorations: Studio Blue, Guacamole; Dimensional Crystal: Fairy; Gesso

Other Product Used:
Glitz Designs, Great Impressions, Crafters Workshop, Sizzix, Tsukineko, Gelli Plate, Faber Castell, Helmar, LYB, Hambly


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Naked Tags For Leaky Shed Studio



Hi, just wanted to share with you some "naked" chipboard tags I made for Leaky Shed Studio.  Their chipboard is very detailed so it is great to use them "as is".  I decided to leave them naked because I was going for a more rustic feel for the tags.



First I used Ranger ink to get my tags inked so I would have a good base to start with.  Both tags have the same colors yellow and green.

 
I pronounced the green on this "Easy To Be With" tag by adding green pigment ink on the edges and also adding green flowers, leaves and jewels.
 
 
On this "Thank You" Tag I added yellow fabric, yellow flowers and sprayed extra "lemon" mist to pronounce the yellow.

Please stop by the Leaky Shed Blog and see more photos of my tags. 

Thank you for stopping by ...  happy scrapping


 
Leaky Shed Studio Product:
Springtime Flowers
Watch Parts
 
Other Product Used:
Flowers & Leaves:  Petaloo, Prima Marketing, Zva, I am Roses
Ribbon & Fiber:  May Arts
Ink: Ranger Industries, Da Vinci, Tattered Angels
Rub-ons:  Melody Ross, Scrap ease
Other: Helmar, jewels, fabric, corrugated board

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

SALE ends August 10th

Hi all,

Still have winter and Christmas items left on my Kitsnbitscraps Etsy Store.  Sale ends August 10th.  use coupon code:  CHRISTMAS0714 and get 20% off of listing.  Just add coupon code at checkout.

 
 
Still have Christmas Stamps too.

Go check out the sale here:  Kitsnbitscraps Christmas Sale

Friday, August 01, 2014

Introducting our Leaky Shed Studio Design Team

I have HAPPY NEWS!


Leaky Shed Studio Announcement


I am so excited to be the new Design Team Coordinator for Leaky Shed Studio.  The company and owners are so giving and kind.  This is going to be great term and I am ready to start as Design Team Coordinator.  We have a very talented team in place and good things to come.  :)
 
 
Leaky Shed Studio is delighted to announce our new Design Team line-up.

Our new designers include:

Cathy Harper
 
 
Check out Cathy's blog: Scrap Playground 

 
 
Trisha Neal aka Trisha Too
 

Check out Trisha's Blog: easily amused, hard to offend

 
 
We also have a new permanent Guest Designer joining us from Canada:

Laura Gilhully
 
Check out Laura's Blog: Angel Scraps

 
 
Our returning designers include:

Veronica Johnson
Design Team Leader
 

 
Christine Meyer
 
Check out Christine's blog:  Scrapping with Christine
 

Tracey Sabella
 

 
Check out Tracey's Blog: Garden of Grace
 
 
Thank you for stopping by and as always happy Scrapping.
 

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Dragonfly Dream Album with Leaky Shed Studio and Altered Pages


Today I am sharing an album I made using Leaky Shed Studio and our partnership with Altered Pages.  The theme for the month was "FLIES".  If you have missed any of the projects that our Leaky Shed Studio designers have made please go on over to Leaky Shed Studios and see the awesome designers work from both Leaky Shed Studio and Altered Pages.


I received an ephemera kit from Altered pages with all kinds of goodies in it such as ribbon, fiber, transparencies, printed dragon flies, tags, pockets and specialty paper.  I decided to make this mini album below.

I chose to use the watch parts from Leaky Shed Studio as tabs for my album pages.  I painted them with metallic gold acrylic paints and decorated them with rhinestones and glitter.
 
 
 
I used this awesome Iron Leaf Corner from Leaky Shed Studio which I think has become one of my favorites.  I thought it was perfect for the cover of the album and added to the theme.
 
 
 
If you haven't tried Leaky Shed Studio chipboard yet .... you need to get some :)  Go on over to Leaky Shed Studio website and look around.  You can also get the chippies at Scrapbook.com.

Happy Scrapping, 


 
 
Leaky Shed Products Used:
Iron Leaf Corner

Other Products Used:
Art Anthology, Websters Pages, Pink Paislee, Bazzill, Helmar, Colorbox, DCWV

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Christmas in July SALE on Etsy



 



Hi Everyone!

Well decided to have a last minute CHRISTMAS IN JULY SALE.

Click here:   Kitsnbitscraps Etsy Store

Please go to my Etsy store and receive 20% off of any Christmas OR winter related item.  Yes that does include my CHRISTMAS ALBUMS!

CHRISTMAS IN JULY SALE  / GO TO ETSY CHRISTMAS SALE SECTION
All Christmas / winter and craft books on sale till August 10th, 2014.  Anything that is Christmas related will be on sale in the Christmas Sale Section.

Use Coupon code:  Christmas0714  

Here are some pics of what is on sale:

 
 
 
 
 


Please email for questions

 
Use Coupon code:  Christmas0714  
 
Click here:   Kitsnbitscraps Etsy Store
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