Sunday, October 23, 2016

Give Thanks

Tracy here today with a Thanksgiving card. When I saw the Robin's Nest Fall Rub-Ons I knew I wanted use them on a card.

Other Supplies:

Scalloped Punch
Cream Cardstock

I started with an 8.5"x 11" piece of cream cardstock and cut it in half and folded it into a 5.5"x 4.25" card base.  I cut the Honeycomb Distressed Cardstock down to 5.25"x 4" and centered that on the card base. I cut a 1.25" strip of the Brown Rope Glitter Cardstock and used my scallop punch and then placed a section on both the top and bottom of the card.

Then I broke out the Fall Rub On. Let me first tell you how easily these rub-ons went on. They didn't take a lot of pressure and they came out so smooth. I was amazed at how great they came out! I first applied the turkey...isn't  he just the cutest little guy! I cut the Give Thanks into two pieces and applied it to the bottom right corner and then just randomly applied the leaves around the rest of the card. I had one leaf left over so I added it to the inside of the card.

This was  a quick and easy card thanks to the fun Fall Rub On!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Fabulous Fall - Art Journal

Hello crafty friends!

This is my Art Journal page for this month!

Would you like to come with me in my beautiful car, let's go to the forest!!!!

Products I used


Image from Pinterest
Brown pencil

How to do

First, color the background with brown pastel and spend a wet wipe on the stencil.

This is the result!

Tear 2 strips in the leaf cardstock and stick them on the right side.

Now, use the Rub-On for the title and also for the leaves.

Cut some trees in the Pinestrees paper and stick them near the paper strips.

And then, stick your vintage image, you can find a lot on Pinterest and some gems diamonds dew drops.

Your Art Journal page is finish!

Let's go!!!!!

Thanks for stopping by today!



Friday, October 21, 2016

Grateful - Altered Vintage Grater

It's no secret that I love all things vintage.  Anything with a warm, aged patina immediately catches my eye and my heart. 

I have created a fall / Thanksgiving themed decor piece using a vintage grater - - what could be more perfect for this time of year when we are so very grateful for so many things in our lives (I hear the groans -- but come on, who doesn't like a good play on words?!)

 Let's get busy!


Flat Grater (vintage or new - check the Dollar Store and age it yourself!)
Cardstock scraps - Kraft
Chipboard sheet (or heavy board from back of a writing tablet or something similar)
Brown Ink
Vintage Image or Photo (trimmed to approx. 2 1/4 x 3 1/2)

  • Cut a piece of chipboard 3.25" x 4.25"
  • Cut a piece of Leaf GlitterCardstock  3.35" x 4.25"
  • Cut a mat from Kraft cardstock just slightly larger than your chipboard piece
  • Cut a strip from Kraft cardstock 3/4" x 4" and using your scissors or banner punch, trim one end
  • Cut pieces for your flag banner from Leaf Glitter Cardstock (I used a triangle banner punch) use the striped side of paper for contrast
  • Cut a mat for your image using Crackle Glitter Cardstock (I used the non-glitter side)

  • Ink edges of all paper pieces and chipboard
  • Assemble photo mat - glue Leaf Glitter Cardstock to chipboard, then chipboard to Kraft mat.

  • Mat your vintage image (mine is from Gecko Galz) or photo with Crackle Glitter Cardstock and glue to center of your layered mat
  • Cut your Doillie Die Cut in half, dot glue along cut edge and layer under edge of your image
  • Glue a strip banner lower 1/3 of image (I used my printer to add the word "grateful" - you could also use stamps or letter stickers)
  • Add a Dew Drop to strip banner for accent
  •  Assemble banner - double twin, fold and glue banner flags over top.  Tie a knot in each end.  Cut a length of Green Ball Ribbon - this ribbon has wire running through it, insert end of wire into knots at each end of twine and twist to secure.  
  • Tie banner to handle of grater and trim ends to desired length.

  • Attached foam dots to back of your image piece and attach to front of grater, allowing banner to skim across top.

Display on a hook, or tucked into a bowl full of walnuts or pine cones on your table.

 And remember, next time you are at a flea market or yard sale, don't pass up those old rusty kitchen gadgets -- make something beautiful with The Robin's Nest!

Thanks for stopping by - have a creative weekend!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Altered Note Book Cover

Charity here from Scrappin' Chaos with an altered notebook cover.
This spooky project is great for keeping track of super scary recipes, or writing down those haunting dreams!
~ Dare To Dream ~
 I like simple projects that go from "nice" to "WOW" with a flick of the wrist and a scattering of gems!
I picked up the notebook on a thrifting run.
It seemed the perfect canvas for these halloween papers
 so I took it apart and got started decorating.
On the back of the front cover I marked off a 1/4 inch edge around the window.
I used a 3 " circle divided into 1/8" to position the paper piercer.
I flipped the cover back over, sanded it to remove the smooth surface,
then painted the edges of the front window with black paint.
I didn't want any light colors to show through after I cut my paper cover.
I attempted a dream catcher and ended up with more of a spider web.
But here are the steps I took:
Step 1: Using a slip knot and two fingers to create a loose edge
 I looped thread all around the window.
Step 2: I went around my set of 8 loops, attaching the thread at the center of each loop and adding a bead.
Step 3: Each time I went round my set of loops I used the existing beads to loop the thread,
and added an additional bead.
Step 4: To finish off the center I add only four beads, and went through them twice with the thread.

  I painted a black frame around the window on the back
 of the cover before adding the Spiderweb Glitter Cardstock.
I used a craft knife to cut out the gate from the Haunted House Cardstock and layered it over the house and window.
 I added Halloween Dew Drops to the fence and Mascarade Diamond Drops to the bats and posts for added bling!
Scrap On!


Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Give Thanks!

Hi! Getting ready to send out invitations for Thanksgiving? Try making them this year!
Here's a cute, yet quick and easy idea!

The Robin's Nest supplies:

Other supplies:
Ivory Cardstock
Mounting Foam

Create your card base from the ivory cardstock. Adhere a piece of the Glitter Cardstock at a diagonal across the front. Using the Fall Rub-On, cut apart and adhere the leaf to a Doillie Die Cut, and put the turkey and the "Give Thanks" to the front of the card. Attach the die cut to the top section with the mounting foam and add the Dew Drops to the top corner.

That's all there is to it! There's plenty of time to get your supplies and get a stack of these made! 
Have Fun!

Witches at Gardner's Village

Happy Halloween!

Are you getting in the mood? 
Oh, you are already in the Halloween mood!

Dana and I started this tradition with our grand children that
live close to Salt Lake City to go see the witches at Gardner's Village.

They do an amazing job at bringing the Halloween spirit to the village.
There are witches all over, playing the piano, sleeping, 
flying, stirring their brew, and much much more.
It is a haven for kids at Halloween, with live witches dressed
to the hilt to share the fun with all the kids there.

So I buy them each a hat, and we go celebrate, 
have a scavenger hunt of witches to get a free cookie,
and get our face painted, and much, much more.

I used these Robin's Nest Cardstock sheets,

Black Bats Glitter CardstockHaunted House CardstockOrange Bones Cardstock
Pumpkin Heads CardstockSpiderweb Glitter Cardstock

I cut the bones out, and the spider web out, the glitter bats is my 
background paper with the back of the haunted house CS as the accent stripe.

I then added embellishments to the page with the pictures,

Bats Glitter ChipboardGlitter MasksHalloween Chipboard

Orange Crush CardsHalloween Dew Drops

on the back of the 2nd top card is the Witch Hazel card printed on the back.
The masks come in purple and green also.

I used purple flowers, (a color I rarely use), but it was 
the determining punch to this page layout.

All the purple pieces are!

You can find these products on our website

Just click on this link and find most of this under Halloween.

Happy Halloween!!!!


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