Thursday, November 17, 2016

Let Us Give Thanks

I'm thankful for so much, the little things and the everyday things....... maybe more than I can express. The sweetness of an iced pumpkin spice latte, the cool air finally making its way south, and the feeling of anticipation that friends and family will be gathering together soon!

I made this card using Verve stamps bountiful harvest stamp set

I spent today cleaning my garage, at first I was overwhelmed with all that needed to be sorted, and cleaned but after a truckload donated and a few bags tossed I was ready to really embrace the changes I've been working towards. I can't say minimalism is my end goal, but a more thankful, purposeful lifestyle is. I am more thankful for all the items I chose to keep, and certainly for the ease of finding what I'm looking for next time I head to the garage!

Now if I could only find an easy way to choose my Thanksgiving menu! I have pinned sooooo many recipes ...and the shopping...not my favorite part of cooking!

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

15 cents each

I know what you're thinking....I'm a floridian what do I know about snow days! Not a lot in truth, I have spent holidays in the snow but the closest we get to a snow day here in the sunshine state is in our dreams! 
I love snowflakes, they are one of my favorite images, and despite the rarity of flurries here, I often embellish my holidays with them in every room! I even have a snowflake pendant I wear from the day after Thanksgiving til the first day of spring! 

I pulled out the Holiday stash, and this is my first official Christmas card of 2016 ..I think I may be a bit behind, but what more perfect way to start! Happy creating my friends!
XOXO Shantaie

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

2017 oh so pink mini calendar

I made a pink white and black calendar suite to give as a gift using beautiful and sometimes whimsical stamps, stickers, and accents from SRM Stickers  I spent an afternoon planning, and playing around with my set, the execution was not really too lengthy but I did turn on the music in my studio and just enjoyed the process!

I love these crisp yet soft colors, so beautiful!

The calendar is featured on the SRM press blog today and all the details can be found there, I just love the way it came together, a unique look for each month, but a suite of pinks running through the year.

Have you ever made a mini calendar set before? I would love to see your ideas!
XOXO Shantaie