Thursday, February 2, 2017

Crafter in The Spotlight 35 - Itsy Bitsy

Hello arty-crafty folks,

As always, it’s once again time to unveil our Crafter in the Spotlight. Our chosen crafter for this week is Kriti Mishra from Hyderabad. For Kriti, crafting is nothing new. She has been trying different card making ideas since she was a little girl.

Kriti has her priorities clear. For her, ‘family comes first’! After completing her post graduation in Information Technology and working as an assistant professor in an engineering college, she gave up her career to devote time to her daughter. From her very childhood, craft always fascinated Kriti. Her venture into new craft avenues got wings after joining the social media. Now, the entire world is her creative learning ground and she draws inspiration from every possible source.

Making simple cards and gifting them to near and dear ones is something that Kriti enjoys. She also has a keen interest in making albums and scrapbooking, using different kinds of pattern papers and embellishments. In near future, Kriti wants to explore the arena of mixed media. Kriti’s craft stash is so full of Itsy Bitsy supplies that it’s difficult for her to choose her most prized possession from the store.

How did Kriti get into crafting, what are her tips for fellow crafters, her favourite quote, how would she contribute to the crafting world if she had magical powers?? To know answers to these, to know more about her interesting journey and to see a step by step project of hers, please read the interview & leave your comments for her.

Here are excerpts of my interview with Kriti Mishra:

Rashmi Closepet, MD, Itsy Bitsy: Tell us a bit about yourself & your background?
Kriti Mishra:: I am Kriti Mishra. I am from Hyderabad, India. I have completed my masters in Information Technology and was working as an Assistant Professor in a reputed engineering college. I left my job after my daughter Akshada was born. Now she is 4 years old and I am a full time mother.

RC: How did you get into crafting?
KM: Right from my childhood I am into crafting. I always loved making handmade cards and albums and it is my passion. Previously, I used to make simple handmade cards, just to gift them to my loved ones and friends but when I joined social media; I saw the huge world of crafting. There are so many people involved in crafting they also work in this area with different techniques. I am in my learning phase and I am learning every day. I intend to explore more craft avenues myself.

RC: What is your favourite type of craft?
KM: I am more into scrapbooking and making mini albums and love to use different kind of pattern papers and embellishments. I also want to enhance my creativity and share some knowledge with other people around.

RC: What are your favourite products at Itsy Bitsy?
KM: Till now pattern papers and embellishments like Flowers, Chipboards, Metal Charms, etc. were my favourites but now I am planning to try mixed media too. I plan to try some mixed media products by Itsy Bitsy.

RC: If you had magical powers, how would you contribute to the Crafting world?
KM: If I had magical powers, firstly I would open an Itsy Bitsy store right here in Hyderabad and then everywhere at a reachable distance where crafters can go physically and buy lovely products from Itsy Bitsy.

RC: Your prized possession in your craft stash from Itsy Bitsy?
KM: I simply cannot count!! Everything is provided by Itsy Bitsy at such affordable it dies, stamps, embellishments, papers, cardstocks and many more things. But if I have to choose one, it will be FLOWERS...
in my last haul. I almost bought every type of pack available...really love and adore them.

RC: How would you describe your style of crafting?
KM: I generally make my projects clean and simple.... but I love to add flowers and sentiments. I like to learn and adopt new techniques and always try to use them in my projects.

RC: How do you organize your time for crafting?
KM: Oh! That’s an important question. I have a small kid at home and loads of household responsibilities. However, a lot of credit goes to my husband because he manages many things when I need him. He especially helps me on those days when I have to submit my DT work or any pending order. In spite of this, every day I wake up at 4am and do my craft work. I know sleeping is also very important for health but crafting gives me more relaxation than sleeping. It’s a stress buster for me!

RC: Tips for people who want to craft.
KM: Just do whatever your heart says.... Always follow people and their blogs. Get inspired by them and then make your own projects, so that, many other people get inspired by you. Be perfect and be confident....and you’re gonna ROCK.

RC: Your all -time favourite quote?
KM: I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination. In four words I can sum up everything I've learned about life “I CAN DO IT”.

Here is a gorgeous project by Kriti & step by step description:

Step 1: I took a white cardstock and cut a tag out of it.

Step 2: Next, I cut the pattern paper to mat the tag, leaving a 1/8th of inch on all sides. Also distressed the edges of the pattern paper.(I have used scissors). Adhere the paper on the tag.

Step 3: Below are the my gathered supplies, some stamped images, flowers, lace, twine and some half beads. 

Step 4: Adhered the lace strip on to the tag.

Step 5: Put the twine above the lace in any manner you like.

Step 6: Place the pretty flowers above that.

Step 7: Now affix the stamped butterfly and the sentiment.

Step 8: Then I added the twine

Step 9 : Final look.

Here are a couple of Kriti's other awesome creations:

Many congrats Kriti for being the CRAFTER IN THE SPOTLIGHT – ITSY BITSY

You will receive Rs.500/- Itsy Bitsy gift voucher πŸ˜Š πŸ˜Š & a Crafter in the Spotlight badge, which can be proudly displayed on the side bar of your blog and other platforms. Looking forward to many more creations, Happy Crafting!


  1. lovey colors and amazing cards with excellent composition is what i liked in your works, they are so all worth to give try by every crafter. Thanks for sharing with ItsyBitsy.

  2. Congratulations Kriti Mishra well deserved ! Nice to read more about you !! Great going gal

  3. Woohooo! Congratulations, Kriti! I've personally seen your craft grow to where it is today--it is very heartening to read about what motivates you. Your zeal for exploring new areas is inspiring! Well done, girl! <3

    1. Thank you so much Suchi...u r an inspiration for me!!

  4. congratulations Kriti,great to know more about you, lovely projects !!