Monday, July 25, 2011

Coming this week to Mango+Paper+Scissors

This week on Mango+Paper+Scissors:
-My Favorite Things!!
-Guests Blogging Project with Kifana from Made-up Hair Style
-Journaling, Scrapbooking, & Organizing with Daily Lists!
-A craft of the day!


Sneak peek of a hand-painted journal that will be part of a give-away on and will also be available for sale next week in the Mango+Paper+Scissors Shoppe! Lots of styles and designs to hold your thoughts, memories, photos, and just about anything!

Stay cool and have a wonderful day,

Monday, July 18, 2011

Good NEWS Monday: Listfull

I'm so excited to announce that coming in September 2011, I will be one of the sponsors to
"30 Days of Lists" journaling challenges. If you're not familiar, please head over to 30 days of lists to check it out and sign up. I make lists everyday, since I was in grade school, and to find an online group that create lists with some interesting prompts to follow, I thought it would be fun for me to be a part of and to share with you all. For the time being, I'm going to start creating a few of my own lists for the remaining summer with some of my own ideas, perhaps you want to give it a try.

In the mean time, head over to Aye' Shanti for some new island hopping jewelry designs just in time for some carnival & festivals. Will soon be posted to the Etsy: Mango+Paper+Scissors Shoppe!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Can a Sista Dream: The Bathsheba Experience All Inclusive

Sooooo, in my carnival daydream, I'm pretending that there's a ticket to CropOver (Barbados) for us in my dresser drawer, with our passports, the receipts for costumes, iPod filled with 2011 chunes, fete tickets, of course some Aye' Shanti pieces ready for each outfit, and a ticket to the Bathsheba Experience.

photo courtesy of 2009

My first trip to Barbados' Crop Over was in 2009 and it literally took my breath away. One of the best parts of this trip besides the carnival, the beach, the music, and the shows, had to be the Bathsheba Experience Ultimate all Inclusive fete. Literally overlooking the Atlantic Ocean shore, between the scenery, great drinks, food, and musical vibes, it kept me dancing the night away! So, when my girl Simone sent me the flyer, I was blown away. On July 29th, 2011, it's all about  "The Bathsheba Experience: Seaside Glam" and I have the perfect earrings (Banana Leaf Collection: Turks & Pink) to match. Nothing like Sea, Sand, & Soca...

Ahhhhhhh, (that's me exhaling)... anywho, while I continue finishing up jewelry orders, waiting to win the lottery this week, and hoping that somehow I will make it to Crop Over this year, I urge  those who are heading down to Barbados, please make this one of your first all-inclusive stops!
For The Bathsheba Experience 2011 info click on
Contact Committee members
Trinidad - 868-770-7448 Barbados - 1-246-252-7797
Barbados 1-246- 262- 0851 NY -1-917-474-3006, Canada - 1-416-455-5647

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Blog Hoppin': Made-up Hair Style & Carnival Orders...

Good Afternoon!!

So I'm blog hoppin' today, and you have to check out my home girl's lovely blog Made-up Hair Style with Kifana! I can count on her for beauty, natural hair stylin', and fashion tips! I had the honor to create a custom "Colors In Flight" design for her (check out the link on etsy) and I'm so excited by the color combination... Funny, today's post on her blog shares a similar color combo of the earrings, so I need to get it to her soon so she can rock it!

Otherwise, I'm finishing up the latest orders and preparing to send off some more carnival jewelry! It's not too late for allyuh heading to CropOver, Toronto, and Grenada to make orders! I've also already started Labor Day jewelry, so it's never too early to get your orders in!

Have a great day and be inspired,

Monday, July 11, 2011

Good GREEN Monday!!

Good morning all,
So much has been going on with the new Etsy Shop: MangoPaperScissors showcasing some pieces from Aye' Shanti Designs! Preparing jewelry for Carnival/Festivals in Toronto-Barbados-Antigua-Grenada-NewYork and the annual Caribbean Fashion Show in Brooklyn this September...

While I'm taking a much needed break from orders and packaging, I'm looking at my favorite things board and I have my eye on this beautiful very GREEN Cole Haan. Green is my favorite color, and I must have a piece of that color on me or in my bag to remind me of LIFE and JUST LIVING EACH DAY! I would love to find a huge discount on this favorite find for the Fall!! (If you know, please share) Otherwise I paired up a few Aye' Shanti jewelry from the Vibrationz Line: Africa in Green with my Roar-Ring Lion that I can definitely see myself wearing with this bag perhaps with a white shirt and a comfortable pair of jeans!
                                                                      Cole Haan Bag!
                                                          Just another green bag I'm eyein'!

                                                                      Roar-ring Lion
                                                             Vibrationz- Africa Earring
Anyway, I'm heading back to the studio, have a blessed day. And don't forget, check out the shop for some great summer jewelry at Mango+Paper+Scissors

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Summer Jewelry is almost here from Aye' Shanti...

I've been putting aside my paper crafting, and working perhaps 15 min a day on my art journals, because I'm helping in the preparation for Aye' Shanti. Shop is being set up for Friday for the after holiday sale! I've seen a few of you at fetes, festivals, and weddings with Aye' Shanti pieces this past weekend, and you all look fabulous! Sign up here or on Aye' Shanti blog, of course Facebook: AyeShanti Pieces, and Twitter: AyeShanti for more information. Also, first ten clients will receive a free gift, so please get on it with your orders and tune in on Friday. Tomorrow I'll definitely post more information, otherwise you can email at 


Here's a sneak peek:

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Reading My Tea Leaves

"Empty yourself and let the universe fill you..."

(Chai tea with buttered/guava jam on English muffin)
- Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

Friday, July 1, 2011

Summer+Sale= Caribbean Dreams

I'm loving Summer 2011 already! It's filled with NEW projects, NEW designs, INSPIRATION, and lots progress. As I prepare for the Annual Caribbean Fashion Show in Brooklyn, New York in September and all the lovely Carnival jewelry and accessories being sent down... I'm experiencing dreams filled with hibiscus flowers, turquoise sea, riddims, and lots of sun!!

As I bring Mango+Paper+Scissors & Aye' Shanti Designs together, I've decided to organize an after 4th of July Summer Sale bringing out the old and releasing (some) of the NEW jewelry, greeting cards, journals, and more...  So sign up on Twitter: AyeShanti, Facebook: AyeShanti Pieces for more information!  Let's celebrate Summer in Style!!