Sunday, March 10, 2013

Well, I am offically opening a site on Etsy.com to sell my art!  Below is my first piece.  I guess I will see how it goes. Here is the link to my site Just Bits of Me.
 
 

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

I'm baaacck.  Ok, so after I stopped scrapping, I basically did nada.  I totally enjoyed that.  However, my friend Robbie said I should check out the "She Art" by Christy Tomlinson.  I said I can't do that, but you know what I can.  Yep, there are "no mistakes" in mixed media.  If you always remember that, you'll do ok.  I have only sat down about 5 to 6 times to actually paint.  It is usually when my friend Kim comes by or I am doing it for the Cub Scout auction.  I do plan on painting more, and maybe I'll even get up the courage to put some up on Esty.  Here are two that I did.  I forgot to take photos of the ones I did for the auction.  Oh well.....



Ok, if you saw my post on Facebook, you probably saw the cake Hayden and I made for the Blue and Gold auction.   I was determined to make that the best hambuger cake ever.  I wanted that puppy to look real.  What do you think?  It was aroud 8 x 6.  It won "Judges Choice" in the cake voting.  I am super proud of my little guy.  He honestly did about 80% of the cake.  (ok, there was instructions -lots- provided).  Here is our version of the hamburger cake. Oh, and no, that is not real bacon.


Hope you enjoyed!  Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, February 25, 2013

Wow, it has been a really long time since I have posted on my blog.  I guess since I stopped scrapping I stopped blogging.  I don't know why.  I have been doing mixed media art and cooking.  I started thinking that "What the Scrap is That?" does'nt just have to be about scrapping right?  It could pretain to scraps of my life.  Saying that - here goes!

Ok, so lately I have really been on a cooking craze!  My husband and been a guinea pig in every sense of the way.  I have found that the best recipes that actually taste like the stars they have been given are from my Epicurious app.  However, I like to try cookbooks as well.  My favorite cooking shows are Iron Chef and Chopped.  I even have Hayden, my nine year old watching.  He loves them, but his favorite is Worst Chefs in America. Anyway, I just order Michael Symon's book "Live to Cook" .

 I tried one of the recipes and I loved it!  Brett, not so much, but then again he does like white sauces for pasta.  In fact, he is more just a meat and potatoes kind of guy.  The reviews are fabulous on it.  Here it is!


steps ingredients per step instructions
  • Kosher Salt
    Bring a large pot of water to a boil, and add enough salt so that it tastes seasoned.
  • 1 quart (4 cup) Heavy Cream
    2 tablespoon Chopped Fresh Rosemary
    Kosher Salt
    While the water is coming to a boil, put the cream, rosemary, and a pinch salt and pepper in a large saucepan over high heat. Bring just to a simmer, then lower the heat to medium and and simmer to reduce the mixture by half.
  • 2 cup Shredded Roasted Chicken
    Add the chicken to the cream and bring the mixture back to a simmer. Continue cooking until it coats the back of a spoon, about 30 minutes.
  • 1 pound Dried Rigatoni
    Add the rigatoni to the boiling water and cook it until al dente, about 10 minutes. Drain the pasta from the water and add to the sauce.
  • 8 ounce Fresh Goat Cheese (1 cup)
    Black Pepper
    Kosher Salt
    Add goat cheese to pot. Toss the pasta to combine it with the sauce and bring it back to just a simmer. Adjust seasoning to taste. 
Well, I hope you try it, and I hope you like.  Come back because I plan on posting again.  You'll get to see some of my art work,  more cooking or maybe anything - it will be just "scraps of me".

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, January 2, 2012

My Favorite Layouts for 2011


Unfortunately there weren't many for me to choose from since I took a breather from scrapping.  I think I got to the point where I lost my mojo. Truthfully I'm not crazy about any of these layouts.  However, since I seldom post, I thought I owed one to those who still grace my blog.  Who knows what 2012 will bring. I still would like to submit to magazine calls, but right now I itching to work on my house.  Maybe I'll post some photos soon of that.  Until then.... I hope all of you have a great 2012!


My Little Shoebox CHA Summer / Published in Scrapbooking & Beyond


My Little Shoebox CHA Summer / Published in Scrapbooking & Beyond


My Little Shoebox


 My Little Shoebox


Nikki Sivils


American Crafts


Jillibean Soup



My Little Shoebox


Jillibean Soup


Nikki Sivils

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Sharing More Artwork

Hey everyone! Sorry it has been so long since I have posted.  Along with my artwork, I've been busy getting ready for my new business launch.  I've started selling Rodan + Fields anti-aging products.  This is my first time ever to even "want" to sell anything, but these products are amazing.  The link to my business website is on the left side if you want to check it out.

First I have some ATC's that I made for a swap here in Houston and then there are just two more girls on canvas.  Thanks for stopping by to take a look!  Have a great day.  :)



Friday, September 23, 2011

My Mixed Media Frenzy!!

I am soooo addicted!  I can't stop.  I am just loving doing mixed media.  Of course, I started with the She Art girls, but I am trying other things as well.  The flower one is inspired by the cover of this months Cloth, Paper, Scissors magazine.  I just loved it, so it was something fun to try.  Don't make fun of my birds.  I had the hardest time trying to draw some decent ones.  Anywho, I just wanted to share my latest with you.  I have more She Art girls in the works as well.
 Oh, and then in my art class, we decided to ATCs to trade here in Houston for some ATC (Artist Trading Card - if you don't know what that stands for) event.  I haven't done those since I started scrapping.  This should be interesting.  I'll try to take photos of those as well.  We will see how much my style has changed since I did them four years ago.  You can see my old ones in ATC photos here on my blog.





Monday, September 19, 2011

Ok, My She Art Attempt Two!

This is the continuation of the canvas that I was making on my first She Art post.  My girl here is inspired by artist Julie Nutting.  I adore the colors in this one.  The match my scrap room perfectly.


Sunday, September 18, 2011

A House Warming Gift

Just exploring some of my latest little hobbies - mixed media painting and a little beading (thanks to my niece Tay).  One of  my hubby's assistants  just bought a new house, so I made her these salad tongs.  And, instead of a card, I decided to make a little painting.  I thought I would share them with you.


Thursday, September 15, 2011

My First SheArt Project!!


 Well here is my first "SheArt girl".  This was so much fun letting myself just freely create.  I used music paper for her face and body, but I think it looks like she has a funky face.  I think I'll use book paper next go around.  Below is the "start" of another mixed media project.  Just thought I'd share with you the process.  I did this in about an hour and a half by just adding layers of paint and stuff.  Anyway, hope you like!  Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

I Am Hopping On The Bandwagon With "'SheArt"!

While talking to my good friend Robbie, she told me about this really awesome online class.  I'm not one to do an online class, but this one is so wonderful.  Christy really shares everything she knows and give a great "how to" in her class.  As you might know, I stepped down from all my dt positions to take a break from scrapping.  Don't worry I haven't stopped.  I still plan on submitting to the magazines in a bit.  However, I wanted to try some new artistic endeavors.  One of these is mixed media, in fact I head out to my first local class today!  Anyway, I haven't painted anything yet, but I did want to share with you this class by Christy Tomlinson through Scarlet Lime.


Stay tuned! I'll be posting my artwork soon! LOL, I can't promise it will be any good though!