Wednesday, February 29, 2012

30 Day Bead Challenge

My big 30 day commitment for March, is the Fusion Bead 30 Day Bead Challenge.

I'm a bit nervy that I can commit to a full 30 days, but I'm not going to let that stop me from trying!!!!

I know it will be great for "my beading muscle" to grow!



Join Fusion Beads Website in a 30 Day Bead Challenge to Celebrate National Craft Month!

From the Fusion Beads Website:

We invite each and every one of you to take part in our first ever 30 Day Bead Challenge in celebration of National Craft Month! We have come up with fun and creative beading challenges for you to do on each day in March. You can strengthen your beading skills by doing all 30 challenges this month, or pick and choose the challenges that you want to do! With a variety of prompts like “Use a Found Object in a Jewelry Design” or “Finished an Unfinished Beading Project”, you’ll build your beading repertoire in just 30 days!

Ok here I go! I think I'll try & post the challenges daily..... Try bring the operative word here!

- Shanti

Dear March





Dear March,

How are you? It's been a while. It was just last year when you came to visit! My how times flies!

I've been looking forward to your visit this year. I hope you enjoy your stay.

Your usually a very warm & sunny guest, with little surprises up your sleeve.

If you need anything let me know.
See you soon!

Shanti

PS I've tried to follow thru on The Photo A day Challenge & Failed miserably every month.

I'm hoping March, you and I can work together to keep me on track and reminded me if I start to stray!

PPS I'm looking forward to St Patty's Day, Spring Training and the start of Spring Break here in Florida!


Sunday, February 26, 2012

Friday, February 24, 2012

7000 Bracelets Blog Hop






I'm so humbled to be part of such a wonderful cause!
7000 Bracelets of Hope
A awesome project it's actually my first time being part of this wonderful event! The goal is to design a Colour theme bracelet, and this year is Blue Denim!
The bracelets will be sent to 3 different families who have a child suffering from some type of rare condition or disease.
I designed three since its a special number to me, mind, body & spirit!
I hope they enjoy them & it gives them a bit of Hope!!!















Thank you Erin of Elysian Studios and Christine of One Kiss Creations making this happen!

Here's a list of the other lovely participants! Go see their beauties!!!


Lindy's Designs
Star Hitched Wagon
10KDgroup

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Weekly Easy Peasy DIY





Yes this is a recipe! Not mine, Hubster! He's verrrrry creative in kitchen! All I can say is it's thirst quenching with a bit of Zip!

Zippy Slushy Drink

Handful chopped fresh mint leaves
handful of chopped fresh ginger
1/3 cup agave nectar
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
1/3 cup fresh lime juice
1 1/2 cups seltzer

My hubby has Blendtec Blender and throws it all in together with ice!

makes the greatest slushy ever!
Very very yummy!

Enjoy!

-Shanti

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

My Life in a Instagram

It's been a bit of topsy turvy few weeks and it seems now to be balancing itself out!! Yah!

We had a wonderful Beach Day Sundae! Karma stayed home since she was itching alot & salt water makes it worse :-(

We walked across the street with Zen and she was in her stride pretending to be a only doggie & getting all the attention!

It's hard to get a good pic of her since she's always in motion!




Zen all hot & bothered by
mommie asking her to pose!



Finally after a zillion pics of her one turns out!



Sandpipers playing on da beach!



Stormy Beach with clouds hiding the sun!



Karma full of Sand (from last week!)



Seagull feather bouquet!



My Clients "backyard" with 3 friendly Seagulls!



Collage of this weeks Instagram pics!

Sending sunny & warm beach weather your way! Kissed w glittery moments of pure joy & bliss!

-Shanti

Monday, February 20, 2012

One Picture Many Stories

I luv I mean luv all the photo editing possibilities with iPhone 4S and the apps available to play with! There is just not enough time in the day! I swear!!!
Here's a fun example!




Photo taken out of my sunroof one afternoon!




Using Photo Studio FX App (my go to cropping & more App)




Transphotos App blurred edges, blk frame




Vintage Camera App Vintage raw effect




Instagram App w fun effects & blur!




Percolator App with fun dots & gradient effect!
Don't you luv the various looks you can get from one photo! Amazing!!!
-Shanti

Thursday, February 16, 2012

One of those weeks...

Where I feel like.....



-eating Chocolate Chip Cookies all day

-cuddling w doggies till we all start snoring

-things aren't wrong, but their not right

-closing the curtains & keeping the sun at bay

-living in my PJ's all day long

-listening to vintage Johnny & June Cash

-winter never came & spring is way early

-blessed to have such lovely online friends & wonderful clients

-call in sick for mental health day

-read Thoreau & Emerson till my eyes hurt

-re-watch Breakfast at Tiffany's for the 1000 time

-know that my blessings are beyond the stars & galaxies

Ever have one of those weeks? I'm thinking I ate tooooo much sugar thanks to hubby being so sweet & getting us gourmet treats!

- Shanti

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentines Day 50% Off Sale




My gift to you today!
50% off All my jewelry designs & FREE SHIP USA!

OH My Gosh!

Use code Valentines2012
Good till Midnight Tonight!

- Shanti

Monday, February 13, 2012

Crafty App of the Week!

Totally luving this new to me iPhone App!

I'm thinking it's going to be my go to photo fun app for awhile!

It's called Scratch Cam. And the possibilities are endless!



Gives me photos that kewl vintage feel that I luv luv luv!

Go here to learn more!

What’s inside ScratchCam FX?


- Scratched & damaged film effects
- Vintage black & whites
- Down and dirty grunge effects
- Poster & folded paper effects
- Awesome colour shifts and combos
- 1000′s of combinations
Cost: $1.99




Original Pics



Scratch Cam Photos!

Rock out?! Yes?!
The hardest part is picking the color combos & effects!!

Try it.... You'll like it...

-Shanti

Winnnnnner of The VDay Bestie & Me Vintage Designed Necklaces!

Thank You for everyone who entered! I'm throwing confetti & the drum roll please.....


True Random Number Generator
Min: 1
Max: 21
Result: 9

Yah! Yah! Yah!
Kim of Living Domestically is the wiener!
Congrats Kim! I know you'll luv them!
Please send me your mailing info they'll be off to see you today!

For everyone else :-( sorry you didn't win! But keep your eyes peeled for a special one day 50% off all Sunshine Bliss Studio Jewelry!

Coming very very soon!


-Shanti

Friday, February 10, 2012

February 2012 Manifesto

Since acquiring my upgraded iPhone 4S I have uploaded so many photo Apps it's insane in the membrane!

The one I'm lovinnnnng right now is Word Foto App! I use my pictures and pick my own words! Kewl huh?

Here's the fun part! I'm planning on doing a monthly manifesto and i'd totally dig it if you want to save them to your photos & print them out!




That's a order!



Dream ok?



Why not?



You should to!

-Shanti

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Besties VDay Vintage Necklace Giveaway!

Ok my turn! I'm giving away a gorgeous set of vintage inspired & designed VDay & Everyday Necklaces!!




















Their both 16 inches w vintage goldtone snake chain, colorful hand cut jump rings sit sweetly on the chain as a hand stamped vintage brass LUV charm dangles ever so nicely! The focal piece is a vintage rhinestone deep red and goldtone heart! The only difference between the two is one focal charm dangles off the chain, the other off the jump ring!
So exquisitely yummy! And you'll have one to share!!! Isn't that the best way to celebrate VDAY??
Ok here's kicker:
-Follow Sunshine Bliss
-Follow Shanti on Twitter (extra entry)
-Check out Sunshine Bliss Studio on Etsy and come back here & share your favorite piece (extra entry)
This is a quick giveaway!
Ends Feburary 12th Midnite.
Good Luck!!

-Shanti

Easy Peasy Weekly DIY

This weeks DIY will give you a fresh start on your creative space for 2012!

DIY Studio Redo

It's easy no matter what your studio size. You only need to clear your studio and think new adventures & creative energy!

My studio right now is a tiny corner of my living room I've carved out so I have a designated creative area! I've always had a studio wherever we've lived it's a must for moi!

I don't know about you but i've always feel that a new year is new beginnings! And sets the tone for my cre8tif vision/goals!

I recommend you clear everything out of your studio and start with a clean slate!

Supplies:

Glitter
Cut Out Chipboard Letters
Artwork
Calendar
Mod Podge
Nails
Hammer
Glitter paper
Scissors
Colorful foam letters
Scrapbook paper 12x12
Large cork board
Yarn
Foam brush
Plain white paper
Newspaper



Layout newspaper
Put plain paper on top
Pick your glitter colors
Mod Podge the chipboard on white plain paper
Shake glitter over letters saturating it
Pick up white plain paper & funnel the glitter back into the bottle



Cut out triangle shapes from glitter paper
Apply foam sticky letters to front of triangle (pendant)
Mod Podge yarn to back of triangles



Pick fav 12x12 Scrapbook paper
Mod Podge cork board thoroughly
Apply paper squares and cut excess
Cut long thin border like pieces and Mod Podge on edges of corkboard for finished look



Put up your fav Artwork, Calender, 2012 Word, Goals, etc!



Enjoy!
Create!
Dream!


- Shanti

Sunday, February 5, 2012

VDay Giveaway on Lavender Dreams!

It's that time of the year! Hearts, pink & dreams of Valentines Bliss are headed our way! Yah! I luv me some VDay Fun!

Go check out the gorgeous blog of my pal Diane at Lavender Dreams!

Go and enter the giveaway to win this fun set! Vintage Valentines Glam!








- Shanti

Bead Soap Blog Party




I'm so lucky ducky Grrl to be saddled up with Tracy Mok Of Bumble Bead Designs!

Tracy has a lovely blog & cre8tes drop dead gorgeous hand knotted Pearl Designs and beautiful Bridal Jewelry! This is her Etsy Shoppe Link
Check out her designs! Holly Golightly would drool over her creations!

Here is what she sent me! Beautiful sparkly and flirty feminine beads! Crush!


Collage of the goodies she sent me!



Pretty Package!!!



Cute!



Reveal! Rhinestone focal bead, Quartz Drop beads,Swarovski Glass Pearls, pretty pink glass Japanese small beads and a gorgeous Rhinestone clasp! Oh my!



Different view!!!

Now to work work work on my designs!

Thank you Tracy for stretching my comfort zone in designing!

-Shanti