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Friday, May 18, 2012

Friday Instagram Faves and NEW Vintage Finds

Happy Friday Everyone!
Just wanted to share a few of my favorite Instagram photos for this week which really all happened yesterday at music festival under the Brooklyn Bridge which celebrated the music and culture of Brazil:

You should definitely sign up for your local community events, especially with summer on its way. If you're in Brooklyn check out

Also, I'm preparing a new line of designs inspired by vintage finds. I was blessed with some pieces from a friend who shops only vintage and being its only of each, I'll be up-cycling the pieces for a new look and flavor for order. Again, it's O.A.K. (one of a kind) so first come first serve, I'll choose a date when they'll be up for purchase, do definitely check in!

Have a great and blessed weekend,

Monday, May 14, 2012

Monday Inspiration: I'm Choosing Pleasant

I love to doodle, write and create lil' pieces of works that can be placed in books to be found years from now. So in creating the Monday Inspiration, I was inspired by a quote sent to me this morning and it was definitely needed: "There's no time like the Pleasant." -Oliver Herford

I thought to myself wow, ain't that the truth. In further research, I also found a similar quote:

"Never put off enjoyment because there's no time like the pleasant." - Evan Esar

So, I'm choosing to enjoy the moments, every lil bits and pieces of it in my life.
There's nothing like carrying a pleasant attitude when trying to get through life. The simple gestures of a smile, a handwritten note to self or a yummy cup of tea when one is stressed, can bring you to a place of peace and balance.

(written on kraft card stock envelope, Paper Mate Flair felt tip pen and white uni-ball signo pen)

Have a great day

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day with a Jeweled Card!

I was so inspired by Mother's Day to create this bejeweled greeting card for a few of my friends and of course my mothers! I wanted to add flowers and some sparkle, so when I found these sequins, I had to add them to the front for pop of gold. I also fell in love with Amy Tangerine's line of Sketchbook designs, so I used the "Oh how lovely" stamp. So, here's wishing all the hard working, loving, beautiful mothers and motherly figures who do it all to make their family happy! Sending you lots of love! And a special special shout out to my mommy (lol) who is always there for me I am so ever thankful for her love!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Monday Inspiration: Colors are the Smiles...

Happy Monday everyone! After a weekend of painting, sewing and creating bracelets for orders, I was inspired to share a quote about colors! Here's some color inspiration from my art journal and a pic to some updated #StylinKnots designs!


Saturday, May 5, 2012

Happy National Scrapbook Day 2012!

In honor of National Scrapbook Day, I've created my May Journal. I may not be a daily scrapbooker but I definitely create mini-books and journals once a month to document memories! Using an Amy Tangerine Day Book, some washi tape, and lettering from American Crafts, I created this fun book! I've printed out some photos from this week and I'm ready to journal! This book is inspired by my daily photography so this is going to be a great challenge!

Have a great weekend,

Friday, May 4, 2012

"Saying I Do" Vid, Instagram and GIVEAWAY

I have to say, I love this season for all the wedding preparations, designing fascinators, jewelry and now Stylin' Knot Bracelets for Happy Couples! Here's a video I put together with some of the wedding designs from my collection for Spring/Summer 2012:

Also, if you checked out my post from last week about Instagram, I just LOVE IT! Here's some pics of this week's designs and packaging:

Don't forget to sign up for this lovely GIVEAWAY! Check out the information: CLICK HERE

Have a great weekend,

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Fabulous Culture Giveaway with Abiosé Massaquoi Designs

Hey!!! I'm so excited to announce this fabulous giveaway with Abiosé Massaquoi Designs (AMd) We will be giving away:
1) One Abiosé Massaquoi Designs (AMd)custom-made African print bow tie

 2) One Ayé Shanti Turquoise Cluster Charm Bracelet!

We're calling it the Culture giveaway because we are proud of our African and Caribbean heritage and is source of inspiration to the art and designs of our brands AMd and Ayé Shanti.
To enter, email us one word that describes culture to you.

Deadline: May 11th,
Send your entries to:

Check out Abiosé Massaquoi Designs to check out her lovely shop!!