Monday, August 3, 2009

Cafemom attack tonight!

The cafemom street group is having their MOM ATTACK tonight. We pick one special mom and have as many people possible buy something from her shop. Tonight we are attacking Dawnberries- "handmade items as unique as your child and the original dawnberry itself" View her shop for engraved boxes, allergy tags, clothing and more.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Kid's photo's at Cederock Park

Thursday evening we met with photographer Amy of Amy was looking for children to photograph free of charge in order to build her portfolio. I think she did a great job! Thanks again Amy.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

I love Hobby Lobby

Yesterday I went to hobby lobby for the first time and they actually had everything I was looking for on sale!

I bought wooden letters to spell CRAFT that I plan to decorate with scrapbook paper and display on the walls of my craft room - 50% off

I bought fabric and materials to make cloth diapers- this is going to be totally new for me! Cotton fabric was 30% off I used the stores 40% off of one item for the flannel

I then bought a scrapbook for my 8 month old's first year scrapbook. I also got tons of paper - all 50% off

These projects are on my to-do list so check back for tutorials and pictures of the finished results!

Every week I check online at and click on weekly specials- always something good! I thing the 40% off of one item is an everyother week sale. Happy shopping!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

CHECK IT OUT CraftyAngi - handmade!

This week I am spotlighting a very talented artist. Her name is Angi Barrs and her shop is called CraftyAngi.
Her shop is a wonderful mix of decorated clipboards, albums, keepsakes, recipe boxes, bag tags, greeting cards and more. From babies to weddings, Angi is full of creative designs! Her designs can be kept for yourself or be given as a gift!

Angi lives in Texas. She is a Mother, Public School Teacher, U.S. Veteran, and Avid Scrapbooker. The creative bug hit her years ago and she has been designing & creating for family and friends for years.

What made you first want to become an artist?
A friend of mine invited me to scrapbook with her one weekend. That first scrapbook event was so much fun. After that I was hooked. (SMILE)

Please describe your creative process how, when, materials, etc.
I get ideas from things around me. Beautiful flowers, butterflies, rainbows, the sunshine here in Texas, or just about anything colorful makes me want to capture it on paper and create. Being a mom also helps me design things for my own children. Once I show the designs to others they want me to make it for them too.

You sell a wide variety of items. What is your favorite thing to create?
My favorite things to create are acrylic scrapbooks and altered tins. I love to use colorful embellishments made of chipboard or those with 3 dimensional effects. Different rub-on designs, inks, and acrylic paints are also fun to add to my creations. Using high quality embellishments really make my creations “Pop” and stand out.

How do you promote your work?
I have online shops on Etsy and Artfire.
I also have a blog where I share ideas and showcase my creations
Twitter is also a fun place to meet people and share ideas

Apart from creating things what do you do?
I teach language arts, reading and writing in public school. It’s rewarding to connect with kids and teach them things that will help them later on in life. I also volunteer with my daughter’s Girl Scout troop. Love those Girl Scout Cookies!

Anything else you want us to know?
God Bless all the creative people out there! I support handmade and love to buy from other sellers online.

Enjoy the pictures of the beautiful items featured below. To order these wonderful designs please visit CraftyAngi at