Sunday, September 7, 2014

DIY Ring Bearers Sign: Vintage Chic Wedding Style

So, typically I leave all of my DIY craftiness blog posts for my other site over at - BUT today I am going to share a little freebie with you. I am SO full of joy over the union of these two precious peeps, I just can't contain it. So here is a little design love for you. 

I made this sign out of an old vintage cupboard door. I painted the perimeter a blush pink and the interior panel with chalkboard paint. Then I designed a layout I liked in my design software, grabbed a pencil and pressed the design into the paint. It was very faint - as I use it for spacing and overall layout but like to add my own touches to it.  If the thought of free-handing it stresses you out - simply get carbon or lead up the back of your paper with the side of your pencil tip and then tape to front of board and trace firmly over the printed image. Then remove paper and draw over the trace marks with a permanent chalk pen.

Here is a lil' Freebie Love for those of you wanting to get your crafty on for your WEDDING!

I will be posting a lot of our DIY projects over at Sublime-Living once we get the photos. Make sure and check back soon!

Monday, January 27, 2014

New Jewelry: Africa Paper Beads & Maasai Beadwork Stament Necklaces

Fun new jewelry that makes a difference. 

Beadwork made in Arusha, Tanzania. These pink beads are handcrafted out of recycled paper. Oooo La La! I just love the color of these beads - and perfect for Valentine's Day! Help share the love around the globe!

These seed bead discs were handcrafted by Maasai (Masai) Women in Tanzania. These beautiful tribal women are working hard to help provide for their families through the hands of their work.  I designed this bib necklace to make a BOLD statement. It Pops! The blue, yellow and white designs pair nicely with the silver chain. 

These are available in our etsy store. If you are looking for items that are created 100% in Africa visit our Imani Design Big Cartel Store

Aprons made in Africa are in the HOUSE! Handcrafted in Arusha, Tanzania

These BEAUTIES are handcrafted in a sewing training program in Arusha, Tanzania. 

The purpose of the program is to provide a new way of life for them. This program is giving them skills to create and sell their goods, in turn being able to provide the necessities for their families. Not only are they learning a skill with their hands, but they are receiving love and acceptance of the heart. They are gaining a hope for their future. 

We are selling these aprons for $28 which will go back to the ministry doing this work with these amazing people. Your purchase really will make a difference in lives around the globe.

You can comment in the thread of this post or visit our online store at :

Friday, January 3, 2014

Just a few days left to win your free necklace in our New Years Give Away

Just like our page and comment on the photo post for our give away and you will be entered. the drawing ends on January 6th at 11:59pm. 

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Free New Years Give-Away: Bible Verse Scripture Necklace in Silver & Burlap Gift Bags

Welcome! I am so glad you stopped by.
I wanted to start the new year by blessing your SOCKS OFF! What better way than by offering you one of my Scripture Necklaces. So I am offering a chance for someone out there to win a FREE one! 

Check it out....

Two chances to win - 
1st Prize: Hope Scripture Necklace
2nd Prize: Four "JOY FULL" Burlap Gift Bags

FREE GIVE-AWAY by Imani Design. Drawing will be on January 6, 2014. All you need to do is hop on over to the Imani Design Facebook Page, like and comment on the FREE GIVE-AWAY post.

Wouldn't you just love to ring in the new year with a Scripture Necklace reminding you to live out your year full of hope? We have made it super easy for you. Just click on any of the links and it will direct you straight to the page.

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. -Jeremiah 29:

Cheers & Good luck!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

A few snapshots behind the why of Imani Design

It all began because of LOVE. I fell in love with these precious people in Africa and life has not been the same since. It was upon my return from our first trip that God told me to step out in faith. "Imani" - Faith in swahili. Somehow God was going to use the gifts He had given me to accomplish His will in my life and the life of others. My job was simple and complex all in one move - to step forward in FAITH.

So, I thought I would share a couple pictures that warm my heart. They are precious reminders for me to keep stepping forward in faith step by step!