Tuesday, March 29, 2016

hello birthday girl


A post two days in a row?! You betcha! I snuck in a little late night creating while the house was quiet and clean! I have so much more energy when the house is in order and clean (at least to the naked eye) you know what I mean! ;)

  I picked up some scrum-dilly-icious chipboard stickers from maggie holmes and they are almost too pretty to use....almost!!! I'm kinda loving how many "back in the old days" paper crafting techniques are being revived in all new ways, like this emboss resist  from Danielle Flanders  I was excited to use the resist technique on watercolor paper added a few ink splatters in gold and blue then layered the card with pretties!


It is a rainy night, and the house is still in one piece...so maybe I will spend the evening rolling in glitter here in my studio! YAY!
hope you fund some crafty time too! Shantaie

Monday, March 28, 2016

Smarty Pants


Hi long time no see! I have been a busy girl this last month and crafting, writing and me time is at an all time low...but I'm happy to be working, and life is wonderful, so other than a serious (and concerning) glitter withdrawal I'm not complaining!

I was excited to see this morning that it was time for me to be featured on the SRM blog with these adorable graduation favors created using SRM stickers by the dozen  and these tiny clear treat bags  I know aren't they great?!!! The entire post can be read here as well as lots and lots of amazing posts by the entire team!


My cousins gorgeous girl will be graduating soon, and I plan to send these...or hand deliver them if I can for her grad celebration! It's such a big deal to graduate, so every detail is going to be a lifelong memory!

 I will be back with some fun posts later this week!

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Blas Banner


What On Earth is she talking about? Blas? It's an Irish word:
Blas (Bloss) – Taste, flavour, accent. BEAUTY THROUGH TASTE.
This Irish word is used in a proverb that translates as ‘a small amount is tasty’, a notion perhaps better suited to a country like Ireland than the concept that ‘bigger is better’. The word can also be used of speech – one says in Irish that there is a lovely flavour on a person’s speech if their accent is good.
This sweet little banner was made for SRM last year and I think it's the perfect little something for my entryway! Made with paper bags, cupcake wrappers, gold doilies and bits and pieces of adornments, I love it! 

I have a few other little St.Patrick's Day decor items ...somewhere lost in my shed of eternal doom that I must sort out soon, in my quest to declutter every aspect of my life! A job that is equal parts torture and bliss! I am more productive these days due to less clutter and my golden dots planner!

Bike week starts for me today, and will be my life pretty much non-stop for the next 11 days, so having this sparkling banner greet me hello, and send me out the door is a welcome bit of small happiness!
bakers twine
St.Patrick's Day stickers
punched pieces white

have a lucky day! Shantaie

You're the "Irish " cream in my coffee

Sláinte! 
Today I'm up on the SRM blog with this fun little card!
I do love a good cup of coffee, and a little word play too! With St.Patrick's day on its way I thought it would be fun to add a little Irish twist to the coffee time stamp set by coloring a trio of cups in green and orange and adding an express yourself St. Patrick's day sticker to alter the sentiment just a bit.



Be sure to visit the SRM blog for the entire article and links to all the products I used to make this cute St.Pats card!
May your day be filled with coffee (Irish or otherwise) and loads of luck! XOXO Shantaie

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Kraft Boxes For Easter? Yes Indeed!


I'm a day or two late posting, or as I prefer to see it...fashionably late? Yes! I have never held back the long list of idioms when expressing my love for Easter, Spring, or anything else that I just happen to love for whatever reason. I make up words, gush endlessly, or in general drool glitter like a flying pixie dust fairy! I am just excitable like that! I do have some things that I gravitate towards because they bring me happiness, today I'm combining two such things...Kraft boxes...kraft anything is alway always always a Y.E.S. now turn a box into an Easter basket?! double that!


 I was featured on the SRM blog  with these little cuties all made with SRM kraft boxes and some pretty papers!


To read the entire article, and get the goods on ..where to get the goods, hop on over to this post and read all about it! Until next time my lovelies, enjoy the making of pretty things and happy times!
XOXO Shantaie