Monday, July 6, 2015

Quartz Crystal, the one that everyone needs to have in thier collection!

Photo by Ashton Robertson

It's been a while since I blogged and I really need to fix that bad habit.  But I am here and ready to blog it up for the summer!

So for today, let’s Talk About Quartz Crystals!

Quartz is a crystal that I believe everyone should have in their crystal collection even if they are not  a collector!

 Quartz is the most powerful healing and energy amplifier on the planet because of its unique crystalline form. Quartz can also be found all over the world and is actually not a very hard crystal to acquire.  This crystal absorbs, stores, releases and regulates energy and is excellent for helping with energy transfer.   Quartz take energy and cleanse it almost like a dehumidifier cleanses the air.

On a spiritual level Quartz is said to raise the energy to the highest possible level. Quartz is also said to enhance psychic abilities and attunes you to your spiritual purpose. While on a mental level quartz aids in concentration and unlocks memories.

Quartz comes in many different sizes, shapes, and colors. From blue and gold to Dream, Aura, or Lumarian Quartz. There is a different type of quartz crystal for a variety of needs and uses.  Quartz can also be tumbled or raw. Often raw pieces are pointed and tumbled are rounded or smooth.
Rose quartz is one of the most commonly known quartz. Easily recognized with its light pink color. Rose quartz activates and stimulates the heart chakra and is known for attracting love and purifying energy and relationships.  Rose Quartz is a good emotion cleanser and is useful if placed next to your bed or favorite relaxing space.
I personally enjoy phantom quartz crystals because they often have a very unique structure with another crystal or interesting cracks within the bigger crystal. I enjoy the rainbow effects many of these crystals possess when held in the light just right.

Overall Quartz is a healing stone that is good for intensifying and cleansing emotions, while increasing intuition, creativity, and overall positive energy.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Shantastic Shine's Paint Time! Join the fun!

 Many places around the world have joined in the fun of a PAINT PARTY!

Now it's time for
Western Maryland to JOIN THE FUN!  Local Artist and Entrepenuer Shannon
Cook aka SHANTASTIC SHINE has geared up and is ready to host a PAINT
PARTY just for YOU and your crew! 

Ihad the pleasure of hosting my very first Paint Party at Mezzo's a local run bar and venue in Cumberland, Maryland. It was a blast painting with some loveley ladies and showing them a few tricks. Everyone left smiling with their own completed project and I've already got several upcoming Paint Parties to prepare for! I'm so excited!

 Boyfriend even helped me create this awesome little promo video! Take a peak and please share with a friend.


Are you interested in
having some friends over and learning to paint while having a BLAST?!
Maybe you own an establishment or club and are in need of some
entertainment for a Working Women's Wednesday or more?

 Contact Shantastic Shine's Paint time today via Phone or Email and Shannon will get back to you asap! It's going to be a BLAST!

For more information or to contact me to schedule an event check out my webpage below.!paint-time/c1hjs

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Sharing some crystals at my "muggle" job

I've been feeling a bit unproductive and motivared lately as ive been working so much for other people and my own spirit driven path took a bit of a sideline.

However I'm beyond grateful that my boss of my current "reality" job is allowing me to set up some of my jewelry and items in the lunchroom!

The ladies got all excited and it gave me some much needed motivation to keep pushing along.

I also made my own crystal properties laminate that will soon be available on my website for purchase or digital download. :D  I also got my order forms started which will help when I finalize my catalog.

Looking for other companies that may be interested  in a employee appriciatation jewelry  sale. Will work with those who reach out to me to host.

I would love to start doing mini sales in places just as other companies do "parties" and such.

And crystals heal people so this would be an amazing thing to get to your family and friends.

Feel free to contact me via Facebook or email

Check out  for more items and services.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

A Little intro on Chakras

Hey guys!

I kept saying I wanted to get my video blog really rolling. So I just uploaded a little video on the Chakra systemsI had a bunch of people asking me what the chakras were even for or why
it's important to balance them. I plan to do more videos like this
explaining crystals and their uses to balance Chakras and more as well.

Take a minute and check it out . Give it a share or like if you are interested

Music Credit to Infinite Third. Find more of his music here :


Sunday, March 29, 2015

Guided by your Guides. Please give this a listen.

So... I just had an awakening experience. I am still currently dizzy but wow..... After having a slight worry fest yesterday I finally got some clear signs from my own guides tonight and others that I am indeed right on path as I so often remind others.

But even Intuitive guides and healers sometimes get in their doubty modes and need a wake up call....

While in the bath just now I decided to listen to this podcast on Spreaker.... I fell in love with the speaker Linda Deir because her story is so similar to my own that I knew there was a reason I had decided to turn something like this on when usually  I relax to music.

The water wasn't to my liking so something provoked me to get a shower too rinse off. As I stood up I lost my balance right as she's talking about something along the lines of not listening and being patient which I know has been a problem for so many of us lately.... and then I blacked out and fell...taking the shower curtain rod and everything with me to the ground... bopping me in the end and luckily or more so conveniently knocking the candle into the water saving me from a fire and worse.

I wasn't out long but long enough to wake up to the speaker actually saying WAKE UP...and Shine! A message the universe KNOWS would resonate with me PERFECT.

Well I gathered my bearings and went to go to My room...anddddddd my glasses were missing. Making me blind as I was already dizzy.

I immediately  apologized to my guides for not listening more...and then the phone speaker goes to full volume.

I literally was just on my knees looking for my eyes. After promising the universe I would share this series of events and this podcast something tells me to go to my bedroom and  breathe... it is almost 6 in the morning. But 9 had just had my glasses and I knew I took them off AFTER I got in the bath...only because I got got them wet...... so anyway  I went to the bedroom

After I get there I sit down  and put my hand on my pillow ...and there is my glasses (there is no one else here....)...i take three  big breaths and one of the speakers (the podcast is still playing) the one speaker talks about sharing this message.

And so I am.

Listen to this. Remind yourself to stay awake. Don't be another edition of the "program"

Have faith that you have a more divine purpose and that everything happens for a reason.

Please give it a listen and share.

Shine bright and love always.
Shantastic  Shine  <3

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Some custom projects. Easter is coming!

Tonight's projects were mostly custom requests. Here's my favorites. Did you have an item in mind you would like custom made?

Easter is on it's way why not surprise someone with crystal healing goodies rather than candy and toys?

Please feel free to message me. <3 I love working with people and creating pieces to help them thrive and shine!

Shine on Always.

<3 Shantastic Shine

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Aventurine a great Heart Chakra Crystal

Aventurine is a beautiful pastel green stone that reinforces leadership qualities as well as intensifies compassion and promotes empathy of others. By allowing yourself to connect with others on an emotional level it helps build stronger bonds and gives a sense of understanding and love for everyone and thier feelings.

Aventurine is also a stone of prosperity. As it has a strong connection to the devic kingdom. It is a great stone to use in grids,gardens, and wearable pieces such as necklaces or bracelets. It helps bring in the abundance with it's green color representing the flow of money in many of our worlds.

Green Aventurine is known to be a good comforting stone and heart healer. It helps activate the heart chakra and neutralizes all sources of electromagnetic pollution that may be contaminating your space due to emissions from computers, televisions, and other electronic equipment.

Overall Aventurine promotes a feeling of positive well being. It helps balance male and female energy and it also encourages regeneration int he heart chakra. It is also a useful stone to protect oneself from psychic attacks.

If interested in purchasing jewelry made with aventurine I currently have some in the Shantastic Shine Shop click below to check them out.

Aventurine and Moonstone Princess Bracelet

Tiger's Eye and Aventurine Tree of Life Necklace

Aventurine Heart Chakra Bracelet - Full moon Cleansed and Charged

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

A Look into Kyanite , the no cleanse needed, crystal of many powers.

This weeks crystal of the week is Kyanite. A strong telepathic stone enhancing psychic abilities, that is also great for releasing anxiety. Cherish this stone for it is soft in form but strong in energy. It is not a crystal that needs to be rinsed in water in fact DO NOT let it get wet or soak in water. This crystal needs to stay nice and dry and is one of two major crystals to never need a cleanse of clear. It will also help keep other crystals charged nd positively charged.

This beautiful light blue crystal also radiates an energy of balance , tranquility, and ease of communication or channeling. It has come to us in slight abundance in this era to help with the spiritual awakening. Many healers use it to aide in the strengthening of skills in those that are now suddenly finding themselves in an awakening to their true selves and the star origins. Kyanite is a powerful stone of manifestation toward reaching ones hopes and dreams. It releases a calming effect that helps to quiet the mind and aide in spiritual confusion allowing one to “let go” of what they thought they “knew.”

Kyanite is a stone for everyone. It is commonly known to be blue though is also found in green and even less commonly pink. 

I personally have a few pieces of Kyanite in my personal collection and a couple in my crystal collection for healing and sale. If interested in purchasing kyanite please feel free to contact and I will be able to lead you in the right direction or make you a custom creation with it included. Though Kyanite can be made into a wrap it is warned that if worn in jewelry it is important to take it off in wet weather and keep in a safe dry place or it will fall apart.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Podcast #33 Taco and Elise Olmstead

I had the chance to interview 2 of my biggest inspirations Taco and Elise Olmstead of Appalachian Jamwich and Mad Tea Party Jam for the Project Bring Me to Life Podcast.

This is an interview you will defiantly want to check out.  Touching on many topics from the creation of their project, to their upcoming goals. Taco gives a shout out to his blog "Taco Bout It" and  they both give some tips on how to grow as a power couple.  So many awesome discussions. Grateful to have had the opportunity to give them a chance on the other side of an interview.

Thank you so much guys!

You can find them on facebook HERE

check out the MAD TEA PARTY JAM EVENT Page HERE. I'd also advise you to get your tickets asap because  it is one of my ALL TIME favorite events.

Wake up , and Shine on Always
-Shantastic Shine

Monday, March 2, 2015

A deeper look into Aquamarine

This week's featured Crystal is Aquamarine.  It is also the beautiful light blue birthstone for the month of March. 
 Aquamarine is said to be a stone of courage.  Its calming energies is suppose to reduce stress and quiet the mind, while harmonizing it's surroundings.  Aquamarine also has an affinity with sensitive people.  It can help them grow a tolerance of others and overcomes judgmentalism, giving support to those overwhelmed by responsibility.  
 Aquamarine was carried by sailors for many reasons. One is because it helps to clarify perception, sharpens the intellect and clears confusion.   It is also said to be a talisman against drowning.

Aquamarine is useful for closure on all levels.  Aquamarine promotes self-expression, soothes fears, increases sensitivity, sharpens intuition and opens clairvoyance.  It is a wonderful stone for meditation.  It shields the aura and aligns the chakras.  
It is also highly protective during pregnancy and it helps to guard both mother and baby from harm and assists to prevent miscarriage.  Other healing properties and areas would be for the throat, swollen glands , and thyroid problems. 

It is best if worn or placed on eyes or throat for meditation.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

5 Day Art Challenge. DAY ONE

Last night I was nominated by Christopher Selomon Closson​ for the 5 Day Art Challenge. I am challenging myself to post 5 items each day of the 5 day challenge.
Day 1 of the 5 Day Art Challenge.  I am sharing my "growing tree" collection which is what really kicked off my Shantastic Shine Creations business.

Suessical Trees

Umber Growth

Faded Skies

Tangerine Skies

*This is the first painting I created for *Shantastic Shine Creations* it was a $600 Commissioned piece for a beautiful women in West Virgina. It was made in I believe 2011 and I didn't have a good quality camera working at the time it needed delivered so I never got a good photo of it. She sent me this of it hung in her home. This painting was rather large and my first multi-piece tree that I really fell in love with which created my "Growing Tree" Collection that I feel will continue to grow through my lifetime as well.

* Large commissioned pieces are ALWAYS welcome and I love to custom create something to grow with you as well! Please don't hesitate to contact me for a piece just for you or someone you know.

Nominate Sandy Kenney Arnold​ Robyn Price-Case​ Regina Holliday​ to take the 5 Day Art Challenge * If you would like , because I'm not sure if you have been nominated previously but who doesn't love a chance to share their art?*

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