Friday, January 27, 2017

Be mine sweets

Is there anything more fun than making treat containers? I love "3D" papercrafting the most! To me it feels like magic to transform flat sheets of paper into something useful or happy, filled with candy or gifts! 

I added glitter to these SRM stickers by the dozen with an added sticker from a valentine border, as well as a simple but sparkling gold sequin. The french fry boxes were cut with a sizzix die, and are easily assembled, I may just have to make a dozen or so, I bet my staff would love these!!
 Have a great weekend, I hope you get to do all the things you love best! XOXO Shantaie

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Love is Golden

My newest love is ginger tea, it's steeped ginger lemon and a touch of honey, it's warmth and slight zip are so spirit lifting, as well as healthy for my body and soul. So happy to be spending time in my studio too, I am feeling more like myself and refreshed with each hour I spend creating. Oh happy day! 

I pulled out a basket of watercolor paints and just kind of swiped a few shades of coral, pink and red onto watercolor paper, the hardest part for me is always waiting for paint to dry..... some impatient  time later I added a row of stenciled hearts and a dash of gold glitter and waiting impatiently again.....
After that I began adding layers of embellishments and goodies, and had oh so much fun, sipping tea and glueing on pretty things!

This is the beginning of my season of hearts, I hope I get more free time to create with such a warm heart and free spirit! 
Have a wonderful love filled day!XOXO Shantaie

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Sweet Heart Love

I cut two sheets of Valentine tags, backgrounds, and hearts. To be exact. hearts, hearts and more hearts all cut out with my Silhouette earlier today. I knew it would brighten my day to have a counter covered in such sweet cuts! I placed them all along my countertop and made a little bowl of confetti with the negative pieces. So adorable!

How easily todays card came together with pretty papers from the baby mine collection, and a few lovely embellishments added to my new stockpile of Valentine hearts. Sigh, love is in the air! Puppy love around here, with our new little Lilly prancing and cuddling, and chewing on everything in sight including me!

She is a little monster, but oh how sweet she is!

I plan to use each and every one of my cuts, as my theme for Valentine's Day this year is "love letters" and I hope to send them out and spread some love!!!!

Friday, January 20, 2017

Happy Hello Friend

I spent the better part of last year decluttering, organizing, and reducing. I started not to any real end goal, minimalism seemed too extreme, I mean I am the more is MORE girl! LOL

 I continue to fine tune what living with less means to me, but as far as my cards, layouts, and papercrafting is concerned...more is still perfect! I have pared down my crafty stash, although another big purge is planned for next month, my favorites are staying! SRM everything, my silhouette, Verve stamps, and Stampin'Up! inks and papers!!!!

I inked up a sizzix stamp set and matching dies that has been ignored for a long time, it really is so cute, I had fun just stamping and cutting flowers by the dozens, and I really should use my stamps more, I mean I LOVE to stamp!!!! I used the SRM shape die and sticker to add a sweet sentiment. And that adorable bow is made with a brand new product called mint jute twine it reminds me of a sweet dessert, it's color is just delicious!!!!

Hello Friend! thanks for stopping in, I hope you are have a happy day! I have this sweet puppy  sitting at my feet begging to play! (could that be any happier?) :) Have a wonderful day y'all! XOXO Shantaie

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Heartfelt wishes

Oh how I love a quick and simple card!!! I have been over-scheduled, and trying to do it all these last few weeks, and I needed a very fast bridal shower card...did I mention very very fast?
   I relied on texture to add interest and ran some shimmer paper through the cuttlebug, {my last little piece of shimmer paper, I fell in love with it all over again!!!} I will have to order more!
  I popped a chipboard flower and a couple of die cut leaves and an SRM sticker and a spritz of shimmer mist...because I had to have MORE shimmer!!!! and it was good to go!

If I could only get the rest of my life to be so quick and lovely!!!  :)

Have a wonderful day! XOXO Shantaie