Saturday, August 3, 2013

Time to get Hoppin" !

Ok all you creative and crafty folks, the time has finally arrived. The Blog Hop is here! If you came here from Charmagne Welchs' blog at, then you are in the right place! 

If not, you can start the Hop by visiting Shavon Borders Blog at, and believe me you won't want to miss any of the beautiful creations these ladies have come up with. 

Being apart of the Kraftie Kre8ations design team and participating in this hop has been nothing but fun and I'm glad to be here.  

My first project for this hop is an ATC that shares a little about me. So here it is: 

Life is Good ATC - Front View

So how in the world does this describe me?? Well, I'm so glad you asked!
I am a lover of all things mixed media and try to incorporate it in to all of my projects. So for this one, the chipboard was first covered with a decorative napkin that I crinkled up for texture, stamped with a music notes stamp and then I used a stencil with Modeling Paste and paint to add some additional texture to all of that. 

I am also a lover of lace, particularly white lace that I can alter to any color I choose. This also leans to my personality as I don't like to be limited when it comes to options. Soooo, that's exactly what I did here. I used Dylusions Lemon Zest ink spray. 

The wooden numbers represent the birthdates of myself (18), my husband (21) and my kids (26 & 8). The 21 has a crown because he is my king.  The clock represents the passing of time as my kids are getting older. My oldest is starting his first year of high school this year. Where has the time gone??? My youngest will be starting 4th grade, I still remember his first day of kindergarten. 

The music note and butterfly are just a few of my favorite things and the bicycle pays homage to my husband and his favorite hobby of finding and riding all the bike trails in our city. 

Finally, the hearts and the quote represent my love for this thing called "Life". 

So now for more crafty goodness...
My next assignment is to show off some of my other favorite projects AND a brand new project made just for YOU!!!  I will also be telling you a little more about me so keep reading!

Chipboard "K"

So my real name is Vikisha, but everyone calls me Kisha, so I thought this "K" would be appropriate to go in my craft space.  I love the way it turned out.

What is my crafty "Kryptonite" ?

Oh this is EAAASYYY. GLITTER, GLITTER, GLITTER. The funny thing is, I of course have a ton of it...LOL! I NEVER USE IT! I can't stand how it gets EVERYWHERE! I will always reach for stickles.

What do I listen to or watch while crafting?

Hmmm, I had to really think about this one, because it depends on my mood or how bad the kids have annoyed me and whether or not I am craving some peace and quiet...LOL. Most times though, I am probably listening (rarely actually watching) to the TV or Netflix, if I can't find anything on TV. You might also catch me listening, singing and "chair" dancing to some of my favorite artists.  

Chubby Chic Canvas

This canvas is on my favs list because it was my first canvas project.  Now I'm addicted!  There is stamping, rub-ons, modeling paste, patterned paper, lace and of course my lovely Chubby Chic! She's just a little chunky..JUST LIKE ME...LOL!!

How do I just start my creativity?

I pretty much just jump right in and see what happens, literally. I rarely have a plan to any project I approach. If I am completely lost then I run headfirst to Goolgle or Pintrest. I like being able to scroll through and look at the pictures. The bad part though is that I am EASILY distracted. A 10 minute search will lead to two hours and STILL haven't started the project...LOL.  I also work so much better under pressure. I am the BIGGEST procrastinator. Probably because I haven't planned....LOL, but I do feel like the pressure helps me to focus and knock out some nice projects. 

Now my new project is up next. 
This tag was created just for you guys!! The theme is "Dream".  

This is a huge kraft tag that I bought at Hobby Lobby. It measures 4 1/8 x 8 1/2. As usual, I had no idea what I was going to do with this Gi-Normous tag. 

I am absolutely IN LOVE with the way it turned out and I hope you enjoy it too!

Well that's all for now folks. I hope you've enjoyed the hop! 

Your next stop is to check out the Kraftie Kre8ations blog at:

Here is the "hopping" order:

Shavon Borders: START HERE!!!
Meka Matthews:
La-Vie Borde-Perry:
Lyne Schnable-Blodgett:
Carolyn Smith:
Paula Jennings:
Alicia O'Bryant:
Charmagne Welch:
Kisha Taylor:      YOU ARE HERE!!!
Kraftie Kre8ations:

Don't forget to comment, we would love to know that you stopped by!  Follow us on our blogs and get up to the minute updates on all our Kraftie Kre8ations!! 


  1. Excellent hop! I’m so excited to get to know you all better and to serve on the KK8 DT with you.

    La-Vie B.
    Follow me at C’est La-Vie Designs Unlimited, LLC

  2. beautiful work! can't wait to work with you on this DT!

  3. Beautiful, beautiful work!

  4. Great job on ALL your projects. I too hate how glitter just gets EVERYWHERE!!! Congratulations on making the design team. I love all your projects. Thanks so much for sharing. Blessings to you!

    Scrappy hugs,
    Christel a.k.a. Scrappin' Sista

  5. That is an impressive ATC, you sure got a lot on there and it looks fabulous.

  6. the only thing I can say is WOW!! I am in awe at your creativity!! I have never seen such works!! just awesome and amazing!! the tag....the "k".....the chubby chic canvas....and your ATC...just breath taking!!! thanks for sharing your projects and your life with us!

    1. Awww, thank you so much for the beautiful compliments. I really appreciate it and love that you stopped by!

  7. Thank you for sharing your awesome ATC's and projects. Love'em all.


  8. Your ATC is magnificent! Love all the mixed media you use and you use it so well! Can't wait to see more of your work!

    1. Thanks Paula. I truly love the freedom that mixed media allows.

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  10. I'm not big on glitter either and my YOUNGEST is starting high school this year!! Where did all the years go?

  11. Awesomeness = your ATC! Thanks for sharing your technique and how you brought the ATC all together. Really cool!

    1. HaHa...I see we use the same language, I would totally say that without a second though...LOL!!! Thank you so much!

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  13. Lovely projects, Kisha! Especially the ATC!

  14. Your ATCs are so inspiring love them

    1. Inspiring?!?! What an awesome compliment!! Thank you so much!

  15. Love all your work and love the ATC card Welcome to the group sista.

  16. Wouldn't it be funny if you signed up for the letter swap & Meka ended up your partner and wanted an M, then you notice we keep having letter swaps and she wants an E, K, and A? Hehe! I joke about that because I can see her wanting your beautiful letter K! ;)

    1. HaHa...thanks for heads up Angelica! I'll keep an eye out for that one...LOL

  17. I am totally a novice when it comes to mixed media, so I love to see what others do. Thanks for sharing your creativity.
    Cheri - John 3:16

    1. Cheri,
      Thank you so much for stopping by. I love mixed media because it's pretty much whatever you want...NO RULES...LOL!