Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Eggstra special Easter lip balm


Today I'm featured on the SRM blog with a duo of lip balms in a pretty clear treat box from SRM all decked out with lots of pastel pretties like the new little borders that I loooooove!


In addition to the luxurious papers in soft and delicious colors, these EOS lip balms are such a perfect little gift to add to an Easter basket or send to your favorite bunny! Adorable little eggs and sentiment stickers round out the embellishments at the bottom of the bag.


I don't know if you are dreaming of spring just yet, but its on its way just like Peter Cottontail! :)

Friday, January 29, 2016

Your'e A Gem

 Hey how are you today? I have this silly thing I do when I find something I'm drawn to or instantly fall in love with, I wonder if I'm the only one or if you do it too......I want to have it in every form shape and size....I decided one day that I love these gem shapes, and they are everywhere!

 I cut a ahem.."few" of them with my Silhouette  I found a little stamp set with a diamond in it, there are foil picks at Target, T-shirts, framed prints, ahhhhhhh I must control myself! okay you get the picture, I can easily overload on a trend, its just too tempting when everyone is making all those beautiful things!



To balance my trendy cut, I excavated a paper line called lime twist from a while back that had been totally unused and decided that it truly deserved to shine in the spotlight mixed with some gold papers, and non-traditional Valentine color combo. I'm 'digging" this mix like the seven dwarfs whistling "Hi Ho"......oh I TOLD you I get silly!

I should probably stop and get some coffee before I ramble any further and reveal just how goofy I really am, besides I spotted some gem stencils by Heidi Swap that I really need to go pick up from Michael's. ohhh I bet there papers too....... ahhhhhhhhhhh

have fun with whatever you are crushing on at the moment! XOXO Shantaie

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Be My Glittery Heart Valentine


Good Morning, well for me its morning, for you lets say hello and happy day!!! I'm featured on the SRM blog today with these sweet little treat bags made with the linen and lace bags and filled with a mix of pinks and red jelly beans! these are perfect for making for a whole classroom or for everyone you love at the office ;)

For the entire post pop on over to SRM and take a little visit while your'e there to check out all the gorgeous projects from my team mates!

xoxo Shantaie

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Love Love Love, All You Need Is Love.



Love is all you need.. Well that and some pretty Valentines, and maybe chocolate! I spent the day in my studio making these muslin bags and coordinating cards for my Valentines. I was greatly inspired by these cards by Wilna Furstenberg  they are so fun! I wanted to a Valentine take on the idea, and I LOVE LOVE LOVE the end result!


 I made two cards, and matching muslin bags from SRM using lots of embellishments from products I gathered to make my own little kit of the month to grab from, this is such a fun idea, I may employ the system more often as it was both challenging, and simple to grab from the kit!


paint, gesso, glitter, stencils, all fun to use and totally transformed these bags, turned envelope! There will even be room for a gift card, candy or small gift! {I know!!!!} squeeeee!!!!


 I added rows of Valentines stickers from SRM and recollections, sequins, and silhouette cuts all come together in reds, golds, pinks and whites. Valentine perfection!








I can't slow down the days so I can make more Valentines, so I guess I will have to get busy before its too late to roll around in all these gorgeous lace hearts and gold glitter! to say my heart is all a flutter is down playing it for sure! XOXO Shantaie

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Love on a limb


Well I had visions of posting a valentine almost daily... all those heats and doilies, and glittered sentiments! Life is so full and work so busy, { how lucky I am. Really} both completely blissfully crazy! My daughter turned 21 last week, and it was a day I will long remember as I'm sure she will too!
 She is beautiful and so sweet! As an early little gift we got a new bird { who was named limoncello on the night of her 21st} to keep her lonely birdie company, she is a lovely yellow with blue cheeks and a long white tail, who inspired this card!

 The adorable stamps are from SRM and the set is aptly named love birds { I KNOW} too perfect! I also used a paper doily from SRM and the new little borders in black and white  and pink these are so going to be one of my new favorites I can already tell!


The days ahead bring more work, more family, and I'm trying very hard to clear out clutter, I started last year and this month I'm taking a harder look at what was saved, stored {shoved under a bed} and get it gone!  I feel so much more in control of my day and my life when my home is clean{ish} and pretty, not to mention way more functional!

 I will be posting again in a day or two with more projects! Until then my friends, do something that makes you happy! XOXO Shantaie

Thursday, December 31, 2015

With Love Darling


 Can you believe it? Its the last day of the year! We have 365 days of blank canvas ahead of us, how fortunate we are to have this year to look forward to, to see what adventures await?
 I try not to make too many promises or resolutions for the new year is just not my way. I don't swear to eat better, or stop procrastinating, I make no vows of better budgeting or saving money in the new year, I try to make those types of life altering choices when i'm fully committed to them.

The new year mostly brings to mind  the memories I have of the previous year, the concerts, the new favorite songs, fun outings with friends, and how may times I laughed. how many times I cried. What and who do I love, did I live each day to the fullest? what will be my one little word this year? To reflect with happiness that I have grown as a person, and continue to grow even when growing hurts.

So my New Years wish for myself and for all of you, is that each day is made with love my darlings, every choice is made with love, every moment, every thought, every breath is made with love.

With Love My Darlings..... XOXO Shantaie
Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

CONFETTI TUBES!


I love the look and feel of New Years, the pop of gold and silver, the countdown, the champagne bubbles, the first minute of a brand new year! How exciting and exhilarating! That was the spirit that took me over when I decided to sit and make handmade confetti...pros: I did use up a bunch of scraps, and its perfect for a custom color blend! Cons: it took such a long time add to the pros: I watched a couple of episodes of my current favorite Netflix show while mindlessly punching, and chopping!
 Bottom line: Confetti is much easier to buy :)


I used my all time favorite TUBE from SRM and you can see the entire post on the SRM blog with all the details, links and typical silliness you have come to expect from me!


I can't wait to pop the top off of these and fill the air with floating swirling confetti of happiness! Followed by a coin flip to see who will have to clean it up..... I mean it can stay on the floor all sparkly for a while right?
XOXO Shantaie