"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

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.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Card Tutorial: Stamps, Dies & Rivets


Hello everyone! Today I have a card tutorial for you using dies, stamps and rivets by Richard Garay!

Here's a list of supplies I used (some are affiliate links)
This bundle is part of the RG Deal of the Week: 
SKU:
RGBD-0061
Retail Price: $59.96
DEAL OF THE WEEK PRICE: $29.95 
Cotton Candy Cardstock 

Captivating Coral Cardstock
Luscious Lime Cardstock

Cool Caribbean Cardstock


Berry Black True Color Fusion Ink
Cotton Candy True Color Fusion Ink
Sea Spray True Color Fusion Ink
Gold Silk Luster

Copper Silk Luster 
Amaze Die-Cutting Machine
  


Journey Crease Tool 
Journey Foam Squares

Easy Glide Permanent Adhesive Runner
Journey Foam Squares - small


So, let's get started!
 


Diecut the largest pierced circle out of Luscious Lime cardstock using the Pierced Circles dies and Amaze machine.
Ink the edges of the pierced circle with Sea Spray True Color Fusion Ink.
Stamp the sentiment, 'Brave You' ob Whip Cream Cardstock and diecut it using the corresponding die.
 

Diecut the flowers from Cotton Candy and Captivating Coral cardstocks using Bromance Blooms dies.
Ink the edges of the flowers with Cotton Candy True Color Fusion Ink.
Gently curl the petals of the floral die cuts.
Stack the flowers and attach a Bro Rivet as the flower center.
 

Attach the pierced circle using Easy Glide Permanent Adhesive Runner.
Cut a stem and leaf from scrap cardstock and attach with Journey Glaze.
Splatter some Gold and Copper Silk Lusters.
Attach the sentiment with small Journey Foam Squares.
 

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

Monday, December 19, 2016

Card Tutorial: Dies, Stamps & Washi Stickers


Hello there! Today I have a card tutorial for you using dies, stamps and washi stickers by Richard Garay!

Here's a list of supplies I used (some are affiliate links)
This bundle is part of the RG Deal of the Day: 
SKU:
RGBD-0060
Retail Price: $47.96
DEAL OF THE DAY PRICE: $24.95 

Delightful Daisy Cardstock
Cool Caribbean Cardstock

Golden Glow Cardstock

Whip Cream Cardstock
Cool Caribbean Silk Luster
Amaze Die-Cutting Machine
  

Journey Crease Tool 
Journey Foam Squares

So, let's get started!


Die cut the smallest card out of Cool Caribbean cardstock and next bigger card out of Golden Glow cardstock using the Noteworthy Card Dies and Amaze machine. 
Stamp 'You & Me' on Whip Cream cardstock using the Noteworthy Stamp set and Berry Black True Color Fusion Ink and cut it out as a tiny banner.
 

Fold Delightful Daisy cardstock, trimmed to 8.5" x 5.5" in half to make 4.25" x 5.5" card.
Attach washi stickers to embellish the diecut cards from Step 1. 
Ink the edges of the cards with Berry Black True Color Fusion Ink. 
Layer the embellished pieces as shown using  Journey Foam Squares.
Splatter some Cool Caribbean Silk Luster to the card to add a touch of shimmery finish.


Here are some close-ups of my card!

I hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, December 14, 2016