Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Mexico

Hello Robin's Nest Readers!

Dana and I have had the opportunity to go to 
Mexico to do humanitiarian work for 
Latter-day Saint Charities.

While we are there, on week-ends we are able
to see some of the beautiful sights 
of Mexico.

Here we are in Chiapas, Mexico 
in a small town close to Grahalva.






Witch Accessories Glitter Cardstock Doillie Die Cuts Honeycomb Daisy Glitter Cardstock
Witches hats                        doilies                                 Honeycomb flowers/stripe

Forest Trees Specialty Paper Saffron Honey Cardstock Saffron Diamond Cardstock
Forrest trees/ back side is diamond shape    Saffron Honey CS              Saffron Diamond               

Girl Rub-on Honeycomb Fleur Cardstock Red Classic Swirl Glitter Cardstock
        Girl Rub on                     Honeycomb Fleur                Red Classic Swirl  Glittered


These are the Robin's Nest Products I have used on this layout.
Other products were in my scrapbook stash.
I also used a few retired product.





I colored the Mexico letters to match the Mexico National Emblem.

Here it is,
this fun Mexico layout.

You can find these products on our website


Most items are found in Saffron Sunrise Collection, and Autumn
Collection, and I found the red glitter swirl in the Christmas
Collection.  

Have a great day!

Robin


Tuesday, February 21, 2017

How to Scrapbook Beautiful Studio Portrait Photos.

Good morning crafters Penny here to show you how to scrapbook those beautiful studio portrait photos.



I started with some wonderful Robin's Nest Products.

For my main background piece I choose this Rosy-Chevron double sided cardstock This is side A


This is side B. I loved both sides, and had a hard time choosing which side I wanted to use.


 I also chose this Girl-Crown-Glittered-Cardstock I think this is one of my favorite paper's.  I have used this one sheet on several layouts, and I just love it!


Next up was this Girl-Swirl-Glittered, and it's more pink than it appears in the link, more like the photo pictured here. It's quite pretty, and it is also double sided. I love the fact that a lot of their papers are double sided. 


I also used some stickers from this Vintage-Card-Kit .


and who doesn't love the ever versatile Dew-Drops-OriginalsDiamond-Dew-DropsTear-Drops


Then I used some of the words from this Glitter-Word-Titles.  I love that you can cut them apart and used them on different, or the same layouts.


I also used this lovely Pink-Glitter-Chipboard


To glue all these lovelies in place I used the amazing Best Glue Ever.  Perfect for any project.


So to start the process I cut, and glued strips of the crown paper in place at the top, and bottom of the Chevron cardstock.


Then I added the swirl paper to a photo mat, and some other brown cardstock.


The I mounted the word title onto the pink glittered chipboard.


To that I added some hearts.


Then I started adding some other small embellishments, along with the vintage stickers, and the dew drops.


 To put the dew drops in place I used the Embellie Gellie which makes this process a breeze.


Here is my final layout, I hope you like it, and it inspires you to create some wonderful layouts featuring those beautiful portrait photos. 


Till next time Happy Scrapping. Love Penny

Monday, February 20, 2017

How to use an embossing technique to unlock your skills

Colleen here with an embossing technique that hopefully will unlock some of your skills.

Here is what the finished card looks like.



I started with the backside of the  Princess Glittered Cardstock and picked out one of my embossing folders.  You will want to pick out an ink that will just pop on your papers.



I used white cardstock for the card and next added a layer of Moss Green Glitter Cardstock.  Since I love to ink my edges I inked with a soft brown along the edges.


Here is the fun part and the magic of the card.  You are going to ink the side of your embossing folder that does not have the name of the company on it.  With your ink pad make sure you cover all the folder by going back and forth and sideways, don't just blot it down.  You want your folder really covered with ink, don't worry, this ink washes off your folder.  Now that you have your folder inked put your paper with the right side up and carefully close your folder.  Run it through your machine and when you open up the folder you get to see the magic happen.


I finished the card up with a piece of glittered ribbon and a piece of chipboard.  Lastly I added pink dew drops from Daughter Mini Dew Drops and the saying is a sticker from Flame Card Kit.  The ribbon and Daughter Mini Dew Drops were adhered down with ScraPerfect The Best Glue Ever.




I hope you will give the embossing technique a try.  Thanks for stopping by.




Products used:

Sunday, February 19, 2017

The Robins Nest Rusty Rose Valentine Card

Hi all

I am going to show you how to create this mixed media Valentines Card using products from The Robin's Nest



Products used



Using a stencil apply modeling paste around the edges of a 5x7 card blank


Paint the card with red acrylic paint


Cut the papers up into different sized strips and play around with their position before gluing them down


Use a bit of watered down red paint to colour in the hearts die-cuts.


Add a sentiment using the  Alpha Glitter Stickers


Spritz some white flowers with red and pink misting inks and adhere to card. Add buttons and drew drops to the centers and around the card

Thank you for visiting

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Our German grandaughters

Hello Robin's Nest Readers!

Today I am sharing with you our cute grand daughters.

I am from German decent, my mother was born and raised
in Germany, lived through WWll and then at age
18 got on a ship and came to the United States
to live with her aunt, and never went back
to Germany, Married my dad and we were raised
here in the awesome USA.

I have quite a few German dirndl dresses, and when my
kids were young I made their dresses for 
Sunday.  So now that they are getting older
they can fit into these cute dresses.

I also was able to get these hats and lots of other 
fun girl dress up stuff for our dress up days 
and picture days.
The girls weren't too sure about the hats,
until they saw the pictures, and they now
are some of thier favorite items
in the dress up tub.

Who would have thought that we would have
this many grand daughters to have such
fun picture days with!!!


Red Classic Swirl Glitter Cardstock  Smoky Chevron Cardstock  Rosy Chevron Cardstock


Black Daisy Glitter Stripe Specialty Paper  Candy Apple Red Glitter Cardstock  Orange Glitter Journal

These are the Robin's Nest Products I have used.

Red Glitter Swirl,  Gray chevron, Rose Euphoria
Gray Daisy, Red glitter chipboard, Red Journaling tags






These are our close ups of the pages.  
I used small cut mats for each small picture,
red flowers that are so true to the German style.

Love how all this turned out.



You can find these products on our website.


Just click on this link to our website.

Have a great day!

Robin

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