"No Place Like Home" A Fresh Coloring Book for the Home Lover

"No Place Like Home" A Fresh Coloring Book for the Home Lover
This Coloring Book was featured in the TV show Make It Artsy

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Card Tutorial: Cake & Blooms Fit for a Birthday


Hello there! Today's card is all about cakes and blooms and it's fit for a birthday! I wanted to experiment with a color scheme that I don't normally reach for just because sometimes it's good to break the patterns we bind ourselves in.

To make today's card, you'll need the following supplies (some are affiliate links):

This bundle is part of the RG Deal of the Week: 
SKU: RGBD-0026
Retail Price: $
46.92
DEAL OF THE WEEK PRICE: $
23.95 
Delightful Daisy Cardstock

Cotton Candy Cardstock
Cranberry Bliss Cardstock

Totally Tangerine True Color Fusion Ink
Amaze Die-Cutting Machine  
Journey Crease Tool
Easy Glide Permanent Adhesive Runner
Journey Foam Squares - small
Journey Glaze



Use the Eat Cake Embossing die frame with the Amaze machine to cut the frame. 
Also, diecut the Eat, Cake, and cake pieces and the Rosette Blooms out of Cotton Candy cardstock.
Ink the diecut blooms and add Bezel Dots for flower centers. 


Trim Cranberry Bliss Cardstock to 8.5" x 5.5". Fold in half to create a 5.5" x 4.24" card.
Splatter Cool Caribbean Silk Luster to the card.
Attach the frame to the card.
Highlight the embossed design on the cake diecut with the Cool Caribbean silk. When dry attach to the card.
Add the sentiment 'Eat Cake' and the flowers as shown.
Attach more Bezel Dots to the card to embellish.


Here are some close-ups of my card. I hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Card Tutorial: Valentine's Day Card


Hi everyone, today, I have a Valentine's Day card video for you.


You can also follow this link to the video.
To make today's card, you'll need the following supplies (some are affiliate links):
This bundle is part of the RG Deal of the Week: 
SKU: RGBD-0027
Retail Price: $
61.93
DEAL OF THE WEEK PRICE: $
27.95
Sea Spray Cardstock
Cranberry Bliss Cardstock

Totally Tangerine True Color Fusion Ink
Amaze Die-Cutting Machine  
Journey Crease Tool
Easy Glide Permanent Adhesive Runner
Journey Foam Squares - small



I hope you enjoy! 

Monday, January 16, 2017

Card Tutorial: Dream a Beautiful Tomorrow


"Dream A Beautiful Tomorrow" - I love this sentiment because it speaks to that hope with which we stepped into 2017. In today's tutorial, I'll show you how I used this sentiment along with the butterflies to create a card of hope and encouragement. 

To make today's card, you'll need the following supplies (some are affiliate links):
This bundle is part of the RG Deal of the Day: 
SKU: RGBD-0025
Retail Price: $78.97
DEAL OF THE DAY PRICE: $44.95 
Cotton Candy Cardstock

Delightful Daisy Cardstock
Luscious Lime Cardstock

 Whip Cream Cardstock
Berry Black True Color Fusion Ink
Totally Tangerine True Color Fusion Ink
Amaze Die-Cutting Machine  
Journey Crease Tool
Easy Glide Permanent Adhesive Runner
Journey Foam Squares - small



So, come on with me as I show you how I put this card together!


Stamp the butterflies from the Enjoy the Journey Stamp set on Whip Cream cardstock using Totally Tangerine True Color Fusion Ink.
Diecut the butterflies using the corresponding dies from the Butterflies Die Set with the Amaze machine.
Diecut the medium and small pierced rectangles from Delightful Daisy and Luscious Lime cardstocks.
Also diecut the heart tag from the Tag Trio set from Cotton Candy cardstock.


Trim Whip Cream cardstock to 8.5" x 5.5". Fold in half to make a 4.25" x 5.5" card. Use the crease tool to make a clean fold.
Splatter Luscious Lime Silk on the card.
Stamp the sentiment on Cotton Candy cardstock with Berry Black True Color Fusion Ink.
Layer the diecut pierced rectangles, heart tag and sentiment block as shown.
Splatter some more Luscious Lime Silk on the assembled pieces. Attach the diecut stamped butterflies with Journey foam squares to add some dimension.


Here are a few close-ups of my card. I hope you enjoy!

Friday, January 13, 2017

Balloons, Banners, Celebrate


Hi there, for today's tutorial, I have a celebratory card for you using the Balloons & Banners Bundle from Richard Garay.

To make today's card, you'll need the following supplies (some are affiliate links):
This bundle is part of the RG Deal of the Week: 
SKU: RGBD-0014
Retail Price: $34.97
DEAL OF THE WEEK PRICE: $17.95
Cotton Candy Cardstock

Delightful Daisy Cardstock
Butter Cream Cardstock
Berry Black True Color Fusion Ink
Totally Tangerine True Color Fusion Ink
Sea Spray True Color Fusion Ink
Gold Silk Luster
Amaze Die-Cutting Machine
  

Journey Glaze  
Journey Crease Tool
Easy Glide Permanent Adhesive Runner
Journey Foam Squares - small


 

Stamp the balloons, banners and sentiment using the Balloon Fun Stamp/ Die set.
Diecut the stamped images using the corresponding dies with the Amaze machine.
Diecut the Banner Trio pieces also using the Amaze machine.
Trim cardstock down to 8.5" x 5.5". Fold in half to make a 4.25" x 5.5" card. Use the Crease Tool for a crisp fold.
 

Attach the banner pieces to the card using Journey Glaze.
Layer more banners on with Journey Foam Squares.
Layer the diecut stamped images on the banners as shown.
Attach the Enamel Elements to embellish.
Splatter Gold Silk Luster on the card to add a touch of glam.
 

Here are some close up shots of my card.
I hope you enjoy!

Friday, January 06, 2017

Blog Hop: RG New Releases

Hello there! Let's welcome the new year with a blog hop to give you peeks into the new RG collections and chances to win some cool prizes!


There are 4 new collections that will be released this CHA namely, Origami Love, Media Venture, Silver & Gold and RG Days. The card you see above is made with a Media Venture die. It's a real treat if you are into making paper dolls! And yet they are versatile enough to be made into cards and other projects.

Let me quickly walk you through the steps in case you want to make a card like mine.


Diecut the doll parts out of your favorite papers. I used cardstock. Assemble the parts and embellish as you like. I used some sequins.
 

Trim and fold cardstock to make a card base. Attach the doll. Splatter with Gold Silk and finish with a sentiment of your choice. And just like that, you made a card that will make someone smile!

And now, let me give you 
all the details 
to win the prizes!!!

  • You have from Jan 6th, 10:00 AM EST to Jan 10th, 6:00 PM EST to comment on the blog posts.
  • Post comment on RG site
  • 1 comment = 1 entry to win (so the more blogs you visit and comment on, the more your chances of winning! 
  • Here's the blog list for you: 
Mou Saha (You are here, hi!)
  • Winner will be chosen and announced on Wednesday, January 11th on the RG blog.
So what will you be winning? 
  • Grand Prize- $100 worth of RG products from his NEW collections + RG Messenger Bag-Total value of $150
  • 2 Runners Up- Each will receive one of the RG messenger bags (the pretty blue bag you see below!)

So, good luck my friends! Hop ON!

Monday, December 26, 2016

Card Tutorial: Be Amazing in 2017!


Can you believe that 2016 is almost over? Every year I feel like the time flew by faster than the year before. We are at the verge of welcoming the next year 2017. I hope it turns out to be amazing! And I hope you'll be amazing too in the coming year!

To make today's card, you'll need the following supplies (some are affiliate links):
 Be Amazing Bundle
This bundle is part of the RG Deal of the Week: 
SKU:
RGBD-0061
Retail Price: $50.96
DEAL OF THE WEEK PRICE: $29.99 
Captivating Coral Cardstock
Luscious Lime Cardstock

Berry Black True Color Fusion Ink
Gold Silk Luster

Amaze Die-Cutting Machine
  

Journey Glaze  
Journey Crease Tool
Easy Glide Permanent Adhesive Runner
Journey Foam Squares - small


So, let's get started!

Trim Oatmeal Cookie cardstock to 5.5" x 8.5" and fold in half to make a 5.5" x 4.25" card. Use the crease tool for a crisp fold.
Trim Luscious Lime cardstock down to 5" x 3.75". 
Ink the edges with Berry Black True Color Fusion Ink.
Attach the cardstock the the card base.
Diecut the biggest branch from Make Amazing Printed Paper twice using the Branch Out Die set and the Amaze die-cutting machine.
Attach the branches to the card as shown using Journey Glaze.
 

Stamp the sentiment 'Be Amazing' from the Be Amazing Stamp/Die set on Captivating Coral cardstock with Berry Black True Color Fusion Ink.
Diecut the sentiment using the corresponding die and the Amaze machine.
Attach the sentiment to the card using Journey Foam Squares.
Splatter some Gold Silk Luster on the card to finish.
 

Here are a few close-ups of my card.
I hope you enjoy!

Friday, December 23, 2016

Book Review: Habit Changers


Habit Changers: 81 Game-Changing Mantras to Mindfully Realize Your Goals is not the first book by M.J. Ryan that I read. The Happiness Makeover was my first one. 

Habit Changers is described to be inspired by the Buddhist tradition of Lojong, or "slogan practice," meaning that "habit changers are simple, one-line aphorisms that, when recited, reprogram your brain’s automatic responses."  Ryan provides 81 such mantras and explains how to use them for best results. For example, for someone who tends to see the glass half empty, could practice saying, "Reach for the better thought" whenever their thoughts start to turn gloomy. Like any practice, this will eventually shift the thinking from auto-negative to intended-positive.

My favorite mantra from Habit Changers is "Build a bridge to the future on the pillars of the past".

If there's a habit you would like to change in the upcoming year, you might find Habit Changers useful, provided you are willing to actually do the practice!

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.