Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Golden Bunny

Taking time for myself to create seems a treat most if the time, I forget sometimes how very lucky I am to not only have a place to myself to create but also to have the time even if its short! 

I still get that same feeling of surprise and wonder when I apply an inked stamp directly to paper and pick it up to reveal the image in crisp detail, such a thrill! I know I know, I'm far too sentimental and maybe far too easily amused...however both of these things makes me quite fun to hang out with though! :)

I'm still loving sequins, and a glassine bag filled with them is pretty much the definition of sparkly joy. This little bunny is more hollywood glam than woodland creature as one would expect as a product of my imagination, I love his glossy smooth shine!

The stamp is a throwback from Stampin'Up! the spring sentiment is from SRM as well as the doily and the glassine bag and the die cut and border stickers. The papers are from Teresa Collins, and I had such a tough time deciding to go pink, yellow or blue! Blue only won by a smidgen, so hard to not make everything pink as I've been in such a "pink mood" these days!

So I'm off to clean up more clutter and binge watch some kind of murder mystery series, I'm in between series, and I'm shopping around for one that catches me! I am however devouring the Miriam Black series on the ipad and I warn you its not for the faint of heart, lots of dark humor, and language a sailor would blush at! If you are into that sort of thing than I say dive in! :)

Friday, February 19, 2016

Clearly Happy

 Good morning happy people! Today kicks off my first full weekend off in a very long time, and I have big plans!

Today I have breakfast with my girlie and some much needed shopping therapy, the ever continuing job of purging and organizing of my house. the craft room has taken the most time after over 15 years of stamping, sewing, and crafting in general this room was bursting at the seams!
I'm excited about Sunday champagne brunch with all my girlfriends and a trip to the renaissance fair after ( talk about glamour and grunge in one day} and I have even penciled in some pajama time with a good book and a box of Valentine chocolates! :)

In there somewhere will be a little creating too! This card was made for a friends Birthday that I am embarrassingly and inexcusably late in sending.... I stamped the word happy in clear embossing ink and powder and painted the background with gelatos on watercolor paper, oh how fun water coloring is!

I had to handcut all those stamped flowers and layer them, I'm pretty lazy/ spoiled with my silhouette or Cricut doing the work for me that hand cutting was a chore, although it was relaxing. I stamped birthday over and over and crooked I might add...but perfection is for store bought cards am I riight? :)

I'm off to get this weekend started, whatever you have planned, I hope its fun! XOXO~ Shantaie

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! :)