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

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