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Thursday, January 24, 2013

"33 & Fierce" scrapbook birthday page!

Today is my blessed 33rd birthday and it feels AWESOME! Made a large cup of green juice, hubby to be bought me some beautiful roses, reading all the amazing messages and created this 12x2 scrapbook page dedicated to being 33 & FIERCE! (finger snaps included lol)
I used a pic from my instagram that I shot of an ad in a NYC subway station and my new logo designed by the fabulous artist, Kendall Simpson. The sista in the ad looked so beautiful and the boldness of her low hair cut and her facial expression is on POINT. I also created a 33 things I'm thankful for list. I have a group I'm a part of every Tuesday and we list all the things we're thankful for during the week. I haven't been on my game for some months and I decided to include my list of 33 things to this page. I'll list out everything I used to create this over the weekend, but for the time being enjoy!

Have a blessed day,

Monday, January 21, 2013

Inauguration Day Sale

In celebration of the 2013 Inauguration, we're offering Free Shipping to orders $30.00 and over through Tuesday, January 21, 2013 12:00 a.m . This is valid for customers in the U.S. only. Enter the code: INAUG2013 at checkout.

Ohhhhh and check out the NEW Journals in the SHOP! Great for writing, jotting down quick notes, thoughts and meditations. They're the perfect size for your bag, pockets or even our wallet. I believe everyone should have a writing utensil and mini book with them at all times because your thoughts are precious and you'll appreciate seeing your journey on paper years from now. I am major paper and fabric collector and these are just a few from my collection. There are various designs available, please see below.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

#QuoteLove - "Everyday, in Every Way..."

Just sharing some #quotelove from my instagram photos, "Everyday, in every way, I am getting better and better." -Emile Coue'

Monday, January 14, 2013

ProjectLife #2013 Week 2

Here's my Week 2 for #ProjectLife -
I received my #ProjectLife Kit this week and opened it right away. I love the calendar 3x4 cards that came with the kit. I'm still lining the page binding with Neon Pink washi tape. I didn't use too much gold this time, but definitely had to add a bit of it. For the polka-dot brown bag, I not only decorated it but used it as a secret pocket for a mini book I wrote some week's worth of thoughts in. I can't wait to get some photos developed to add to the pages for character and start on my Week 3 TODAY...
Have a great day everyone,

Friday, January 11, 2013

NEW Metallic LOVE in Aye' Shanti SHOP

New in the Aye' Shanti Shop are these lovely GOLD and SILVER metallic earrings. 

I've been wanting to get these in the shop for such a long time because I love the pairing of metallic jewelry with other colors, so this is the perfect earring to add a bit of glitz and glam to your outfit.

So definitely head over to or click on SHOP at the top and grab your metallic ear candy! 

Love & Light,

Friday, January 4, 2013

My Project Life Journey for 2013 (January Edition)

fabric, sequins, 3x4 cards from LifeLovePaper, Wood Flourishes from KaiserCraft, Amy Tangerine thickers, Dear Lizzy sticker and golden zebra paper from SEI

I am the note-taker, memory collector and one of the photographers (besides hubby to be) in our growing family and it's a must to document our lives. I've been journaling since the age of 9 (and I still have the journals to prove it) and started scrap-booking things here and there in high-school but seriously about 4 years ago. Inspired by years of journaling with a mix of inspiration from my favorite bloggers and especially Becky Higgins Project Life - I've decided to combine both passions and build creative, inspiring weekly pages of my life. The above page is my opening Project Life page for 2013 and it has three of my favorite color combinations: Gold, Pink and Kraft paper... I used a Gold Star because I'm literally shooting for the stars in 2013 and I'm planning for some amazing blessed things this year!
I used a vellum envelope to slip into one of the pockets which holds my word for the year., sealing it with a some American Crafts gold tape

Through Project Life, I am able to use this as an outlet to create mini scrapbook cards. Honestly, with work, running a business, organizing a wedding and back in school, this is such an easy way for me to get a piece of crafting in my daily life. After working with 12x12 Project Life pages in 2012, it felt overwhelming for me.  I thought to myself, why not work with smaller pages I usually create. Then I saw a blogger, Jamaica Makes create some awesome P.L. pages in a smaller format and I was instantly excited because she was creating my kind of pages. I design mini journals monthly so why not make a huge project the size I'm comfortable with. I love that Studio Calico started carrying 6x8 page protectors, then I found some by Simple Stories on Ebay and I found out that Martha Stewart designed some too that are available at Staples. This made me so ready to start creating. I prepared by collecting my page protectors last month and created a simple system (in which I will share very soon here on the blog) that allows me to work on a card daily which can include journaling, photography or even a quote. I feel no pressure at all because this is just glitter and paper I'm working with, it's not that serious.

Since I'm also a jewelry/paper goods designer and preparing for a wedding this year, Project Life allows me to utilize my pages as a place to add my inspirations from magazines, online findings, and even fabric swatches for my wedding dress. 
I've decided to share my pages weekly on my blog and you can also check out my gallery on Studio Calico

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email me at

Creatively Yours,

Thursday, January 3, 2013

New Year, New Shop - #2013Love

Happy New Year Everyone!!
I'm so happy to welcome 2013 with so much love and excitement.  Also, I want to say thank you to all the lovely customers, friends and family who supported me throughout the years. After doing my reflections - #Reflect2012, I was able to plan for 2013 and I'm so excited to start checking off my goals.

As you can see, I have a new logo which I'm so excited to chat about with everyone, especially about the multi-talented artist, Kendall Simpson who did it for me! Look out for that very soon.

Please check out the new Aye' Shanti SHOP - which is currently open and ready for you lovely customers to check out. (Just click the SHOP tab above) You'll find new button earring designs, which are larger then the previous earrings I sold, however there still light, comfortable and FUNKY! One of my new additions to the shop are my fabric and chain layered necklaces that were featured in a Caribbean Fashion Show this past summer. I'm also excited to feature some hand cut greeting cards inspired by LOVE and FASHION. I sold a few of these last holiday season, but I'm totally in love with these new colorful designs with my favorite fabric prints.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email me at