Friday, April 29, 2016

Clearly The Best!

Hello my crafty darlings, today I'm featured on the SRM blog with a pretty Mother's day (or anyday) gift idea for someone special in your life. 
I treasure so many of the Mother figures that have graced my life over the years, as well as countless dear friends that uplifted me in various ways so that I could be a better Mother to my girls (and all my many "adopted" teens over the years) 
Motherhood and Mothering are lifelong jobs, even to animals {other than your children!}
  a sweet little gift seems in order don't you think? :)
* feel free to leave that hint on post it notes all over the house and car!* 

I started with a clear purse box and added a gold dotty vellum panel in the back, I began layering with a 4" white doily  and a floral frame. A little swirled circle, and a die cut flower sit just behind a floral printed paper flower, and those two ribbons creating the perfect place for the greeting using mothers day express yourself stickers

I left this gift box empty to allow me to fill it later with a gift later, and to allow you to decide what you can fill yours with! Chocolate, gift cards, or a pretty bracelet are some of my favorites! ;) 

Happy everyday to you! XOXO~ Shantaie

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Pink Lemonade Chevron embossed bags

 today I have a trio of sweet lemonade chevron embossed glassine bags that I made for the SRM blog to share with you! This color combo always makes me happy, and it'sperfect for "pink lemonade" 
 Filled with old fashioned lemon drops, these bags are a treat!

I cut layered lemon wedges with my Silhouette in shades that instantly bring to mind glasses of ice cold pink lemonade, and breezy sunny days! A confection of a tag and ticket cluster add a pop to the left corner and is made of the sweetest ingredients. A bakers twine bow ties up a bit of gold sequin trim and a flag showcasing a sticker sentiment from life is good and two rows of pastel borders .  

A floral pin, a wood tag, and a little ticket finish it up, and looks so happy on top of that glittery lemon!

I love the way glassine bags give you a little peek into what is inside, this one with a row of pink stitching and another border along the bottom is soft and sweet just like a frothy pink lemonade!

Friday, April 22, 2016

Big Smiles

I found a few minutes to whip up a card to share, (okay "whip up" is a gross misrepresentation of the actual process of snacking on a chipotle bowl, watching netflix, and digging through all of my supplies and making a mountain of a mess in 20 minutes or less!)  I love all the textures, and little details that all splash together like they just fell out of a sparkly treasure filled box and landed where they wished! ( see previous statement)

So many chipboard stickers! Don't you love that they are back in such a big and super glamorous way!!?? I used the Maggie Holmes chipboard for this card, and I plan to use every last piece! I almost sure all the gold ones will end up in one project! :)

Have a happy day, make pretty things, and no matter what never let anyone tell you that your heart is wrong! XOXO~Shantaie

Friday, April 8, 2016

Sweet Birthday Wishes!

I never tire of experimenting, learning, and growing in all areas of my life. I have moved from a PC to a mac and so far I have zero regrets, there are some changes and as I move on from my "old way" of editing photos I am playing around with making things easier, and faster, and more "artsy" or interesting.
This is a really long way of explaining that I'm trying new things,  Soooo my photos will be all over the place until I "land" on a style I like ....or until I decide that experimenting means I don't have to "land" ;)

Its a Friday night before a weekend of work, and I just wanted to make a card for fun, birthday cards are always in demand so I pulled out a happy Stamp set to play with! This set small packages from verve is sooooooo adorable! and has a sweet little die to match! (you know how much I love hand cutting!) Not at all! ;) So Stamp sets that have coordinating dies are my favorites!

I have to share with you... as I grow and change, and declutter, and simplify, I have been rethinking everything. I want to share more areas of my whole life, more than just papercrafts, I'm not sure in what way, or how to start. I have backed myself into corner of sorts, by being only a paper craft designer in the public eye, but I am a real person with many interests and skills, and lots of " I wish I was skilled" but I will try it anyways! LOL Plus there are still  million paper craft projects I have not yet perfected, so there's that too! :)