Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Adult Coloring Book: Cosmic and Eternal Love

Cosmic and Eternal Love Adult Coloring Book
A couple of months ago I received a complimentary adult coloring book titled: Cosmic and Eternal Love - An Everlasting Love Story by artist Amrita Sen. This coloring book is one of my favorite's in my entire adult coloring book collection.

I originally reviewed this book over on my main blog Two Classy Chics and you can read my entire review and view additional photographs of pages that I completed over on my other blog. This is one of the BEST adult coloring books that I've ever received for review & feature on any of my blogs! It's so fabulous, that I wanted to give it a BIG SHOUT OUT over here on my crafting blog too!

This adult coloring book has some of the most detailed and beautiful graphics inside it that I've ever seen. In my honest opinion, it's NOT an adult coloring book for newbies or for those who are looking for quick and easy designs. It has very detailed and extensive designs and each page takes me a minimum of 3 days to complete. There are a total of 96 unique designs that you won't find anywhere else!
Cosmic and Eternal Love Adult Coloring Book

Unlike other adult coloring books, this one tells a story...a love story to be exact. You'll read about the love story as you work on each design/page in the book. Along with the book comes an original music CD that you can play while sitting down & relaxing working on your designs. I love that you have the freedom to color in the designs however you see fit!

Personally, I am using gel pens in jewel-tones, metallics and some of the darker glitter gel pens to color in the designs. I'm fond of using this color scheme for this particular book and you can read all about the gel ink pens that I bought and prefer to use when doing adult coloring books over on my other blog.
Cosmic and Eternal Love Adult Coloring Book

This is one of the BEST adult coloring books that I own and trust me, I own at least 25 or more in my current collection. I love the very detailed designs, I love that I'm reading a love story as I go along and the music CD is very relaxing. This is a top-notch book and I can't say enough good things about it!

Head on over to my Two Classy Chics blog to read my thorough review on Cosmic and Eternal Love: An Everlasting Love Story by Amrita Sen and to get purchasing & ordering information. It's fantastic!

Disclosure: Shelly received a complimentary copy of this adult coloring book to review and feature. No monetary compensation was received. Shelly's thoughts, words and opinions are 100% her own.

Friday, December 30, 2016

Quick and Easy DIY Desk Accessories

DIY Pencil Holder Tutorial
DIY Pencil Holder
The holidays are just around the corner and many people are working on various arts & crafts projects to give away as holiday gifts. I don't know about you, but I enjoy making and receiving handmade gifts! Today's guest post craft project is sponsored by May Arts and features two quick and easy DIY Desk Accessories that you can whip up in a jiffy!

As any seasoned DIYer knows, you can turn drab to fab in minutes with the right products! May Arts is the go to ribbon for arts, crafts and DIY projects because it’s unique design eliminates frayed ends when cutting to manipulate ribbon sizes. You won’t have to worry about your projects unraveling over time, because May Arts ribbon is built to last, built with superiority in mind to hold up to any project your heart desires.

Not only is it a durable and practical ribbon, but you can choose from hundreds of different colors, styles, thicknesses and textures depending on the look you’re going for! This is not your ordinary ribbon company. They have thought outside the box to create a unique variety of ribbons so your ideas can turn into a reality, no matter what the project is!
DIY Silk Ribbon Notebook Tutorial
DIY Silk Ribbon Notebook

Click HERE for the DIY Pencil Holder tutorial!

Click HERE for the DIY Silk Ribbon Notebook tutorial!

May Arts ribbon can be purchased through their new retail website, www.ribbonresource.com, or through one of their many suppliers found in the retail locator.

About May Arts: May Arts was founded in the early 1980’s in Riverside, Connecticut. The original products were high-end silk flowers, which were decorated using quality ribbons. The decorative ribbons proved so popular among customers that the business gradually evolved into a dedicated ribbon wholesaler. The May Arts Ribbon line is distinguished by its superior quality and classic design.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Kid's Crafts: Christmas Candy Trains

Kid's Crafts: Christmas Candy Trains
Looking for a super-easy and quick Christmas craft to make with the kids? Got a church youth group, school classroom or Girl Scout Troop and looking for an easy project? If so, these adorable Christmas Candy Trains work up super quickly and are adorable!

To save money, we buy the majority of our supplies at our local dollar-type of discount store. You can find the glue dots that you need at your local craft store in the scrapbooking section.

Kid's Crafts: Christmas Candy Trains

Rolls of LifeSavers
Packs of Bubblegum (stick variety)
Bag of Hershey's Miniatures
Bag of Hershey's Kisses
Bag of ROLO Chocolate Candies
Bag of Mary Jane Candies
Bag of Peppermint Candies
Box of Large-Sized Glue Dots
Kid's Crafts: Christmas Candy Trains

When purchasing the candies, make sure that they are individually wrapped! You'll be adhering all of the wrapped candies together using the large glue dots.

Start by adhering the LifeSaves to the pack of gum using three to four large Glue Dots, as shown in the photos. Then use the Glue Dots to add on the train's wheels and then add the rest of the pieces to form the train. Some of the candies you'll need to use one Glue Dot and other's you'll need to use two, depending on the weight of the candy.

If you want to use them as edible Christmas tree ornaments or as package toppers, you'll need to purchase a roll of hanging metallic string or satin ribbon. Cut a piece 5 to 6" in length and tie it onto the train to form a hanging loop. That's it, you're done!