Monday, December 31, 2012

Winter Blue Snowflakes Card

Happy New Year everyone, and welcome back to another wonderful year full of creative inspiration with The Robin's Nest.  I hope your holiday was absolutely fabulous, and I trust that life is slowing down a bit for you after the hustle and bustle of the holidays.

Now, for some exciting news.  The Robin's Nest has put together some fantastic card kits and tag kits, and they are on sale the entire month of January.   Just use the code:  cardkitpromo for a 20% savings.  We are also teaming up with Heartfelt Creations this month.  So, my first card for this year is a beautiful wintery blue card made using products from both the Baby Boy Card Kit and the Winter tag kit.  I  also made some really pretty snowflakes using the the Tattered Blossoms Pre-Cut stamp set and matching dies from Heartfelt Creations.

Love you card

Today I wanted to share this very simple cute card that I made using some of the scraps I had in my craft room.  I used the beautiful Robin's Nest Autumn Fleur paper and some plain cream card stock.  I used the stripe side for the back and the Fleur side for the more front part.  I love cards and I love ones that I can throw together quickly and still look really cute!!   Have a safe and Happy New Year!!!





Happy Crafting, 

Tara

Sunday, December 30, 2012

New Years Treat

Hello hello, I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas!  Our house was nothing shy of entertaining with our four boys running around have a grand ole' time playing with their Christmas things and one another!!
I am excited to share with you today, I am not usually good when it comes to gift giving as I tend to want to give gifts that are practical....  this year I thought it would be fun to try something different and do a little New Years treat for my friends and neighbors.  I created this little treat cover to go over a clear cellophane bag. I  know at this point it's to close to New Years to make these as little gifts but they would be perfect for just about any occasion with any treat inside.  I used The Robin's Nest Glitter Spring Stripe paper, to make the flower on the bag I used the purple teardrops from the Midnight collection, and the dewdrops from the Hydrangea collection.  I added a bit of mint ribbon for a final touch. 




Happy Crafting!

Tara

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Covered Bridge in Switzerland

Covered Bridge in Switzerland

 
 
I've been working on new layouts for the website to help customers see how to use our papers.  This one I chose for the Fleur paper line.  This design is printed on Linen Cardstock, so has a wonderful feel and look to it.
 
On this Switzerland layout I used the Honeycomb Fleur CS.  I also used the Vintage Travel Sticker, leaves, which you will start finding in our product line the end of this year, mini dew drops, gray and orange solid papers.  There are a few other products on the page layout from other companies.  I still need to journal on here, that will be done in the evenings when I have nothing else to do, HA.
 
 
Have a great day, and big hugs from snowy Utah,
 
 
Ciao,
 
Robin

Friday, December 28, 2012

Mini- Recipe Books

Something fun you can do for the Holidays, Birthdays or just because, is to put together mini- recipe books for your friends and family.
These began as photo album books I found at Walmart for $1 each.
They have 24 top loading pages, perfect for adding favorite recipes!


Thursday, December 27, 2012

Vacation - 27/12

Vacation 27/12


This Beautiful vacation page is created by Marilla Lopes.  She doesn't tell you this usually on her blog post, but she is from Brazil, and is one of our International Design Team Members.  Her work is fabulous!  We are so blessed to have her and her great talent posting on our blog.  

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

The "O" beaded with Dew Drops

The "O" Beaded with Dew Drops

 
 
Hello Robin's Nest Readers,
 
Robin here.   I so love to create with dew drops.  They are always at my right hand as I design with paper, and other media. The wall above my scrapbook table has 4 shelves full of dew drop bottles in every color and shape available.  Today I want to share with you a project done with a metal "O" I purchased some time ago at Hobby Lobby.
 
The Metal "O" came just as you see it, swirls and O cut from the center.
I just glued pearl dew drops around the entire edge with "The Best Glue Ever", then down the center, and some spots on the swirls to accent the swirls.
 


 
I cut out a brown swirl leaf from and old out of stock Robin's Nest paper, and in this photo you can see the pearl dew drops up close.

 
This shows the dew drops glued around the edge, and at sections of the swirls.

 
I punched a bird from the Gold Glitter Chipboard and glued it on top of the leaf cut out.  I then used an "O" from an old danglie earring made from rhinestones.
 
 
I used some treasures that I have found over the last year in 50-75% off sale shelves, the glitter bird, the glitter nest words, and the star.  These are just hung from the back of the "O" where on the back of the "O" it is made to hang this on the the wall.  I could have covered the bird with paper too, but I love this look the way it is.  The oval box next to the "O" is covered with Silver glitter Fleur, now sold out but available in Gold, and I cut out the Fleur glued on top of the oval box is from the Honeycomb Fleur Linen CS.
 
 
This "O" has turned out to be a fun Multi media project, which I love, and sits on a book shelf at the top of our staircase.
 
Hope this inspires you to dew drop all sorts of fun things in your home!
 
Ciao,
 
Robin


Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Time to...

It's time to say thank you for all of those Christmas gifts, holiday treats, and fond remembrances!  With Robin's Nest Papers and embellishments, you can quickly check this task off of your New Year's To-Do List!


This is a fun way to feature the fun prints, patterns, and glitter papers...or to use up those scraps!



I popped up alternating circles using dimensionals.
And...what card is finished without Dew Drops? 
NONE! haha...

Here I used my very favorite "Winter's Retreat" dew drops.  
The "thanks" sentiment is from the Fall rub-on by Robin's Nest as well.
I used Glitter Leaves paper for the geometric pattern.  

Very eye catching, don't you think?

Now...to get on the ball.  
I will be needed to mail out a bunch of these very soon!


Sunday, December 23, 2012

Advent Boxes

Advent Boxes


They have a 25 slot shelf-like thing they go into but it didn't make it here in time. I'm guessing me ordering it late and the fact a lot were ordering it for the same reason didn't help.
So instead of showing it all neatly set up I thought I would at least show you the cute boxes I made.
Two of the boxes weren't decorated because I couldn't find my adhesive to continue with the dew drops since we are still renovating and moving rooms upstairs. :(
You can find the fabulous paper, clippies and dew drops at:
also be sure to check out the Fabulous Blog:
Supplies:
CTMH Artiste Cartridge
Adhesive
These are very simple to cut out and then put together and add on the dew drops and/or clippies.
They also have great space in them to put whatever kind of advent treat you would like.
Thanks for visiting,
 
Jamie

Bird Cage Ornament

Hi Everyone!  Its Danie here today with a Christmas Ornament!  Can you believe its only two days until Christmas?  Being so focused of late on the arrival of our new foster child who has only been with us full-time for two weeks, I am so not ready for the Big Day and still have heaps to do.  Needless to say I am going to be very busy in the next few days.

For my project today I decided to use a SVG Cutting File I purchased some time back to make a cute little ornament for the tree or table.


The Cage has been cut from the Classic Silver Glitter on Creme Swirl Paper and the lined with the Glitter Silver Chipboard.  The Bird, Swing and Holly Leaves on top of the cage have all been cut using both sides of the Palm Tree Border Cardstock.  Silver Metallic Dew Drops  adorn the cage whilst three Red Metallic Dew Drops were added as berries to the Holly Leaves.   I have simply used some red ink on the Neutral Color of the Palm Tree Border Cardstock to color the bird.


I'd like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and I look forward to working with the fabulous new Design Team and sharing more ideas with you using the wonderful items from the Robin's Nest Range in 2013.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Burning Love Treat Box Card

It's hard to believe Christmas is almost here and we will be moving on to a new year and new holidays soon.  It's also hard to believe that this is my last post as a design team member for The Robin's Nest.  I have been blessed with the terrific love and kindness from everyone here...from you, the followers to the design team members and those who work at The Robin's Nest.  I have decided it is time for me to step down and allow someone else to have the wonderful opportunities I have had here.

 I decided what better way to share the love I have received than to share a project featuring the great products The Robin's Nest carries and the love of the upcoming Valentine's Day so I created this Burning Love Treat Box Card using the Chili Flame paper and the word "LOVE" from the Anniversary Sticker sheet.  I finished it off by adding some of the metallic gold dew drops around the edges.  This makes the perfect little gift for the one you love on Valentine's Day and what better way to say, "I love you" than to create something special straight from your heart?

Thank you to everyone who has enjoyed the projects I have shared the past year and a half and thank you to everyone at The Robin's Nest for allowing me to create with some of the most awesome products on the market.  Although, I will not be on the team now, I may be back in the future.  If you'd like to continue to see what I'm up to please join me on my blog at www.pegscraftingcorner.blogspot.com where you can see what I'm up to next.  The new year is already shaping up to be a fun and busy one for me so please be sure to stop by.

Have a very happy holiday season everyone!
~Peg

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Little Gingerbread House - Teacher gifts

 Hi Everyone,
     Michelle here with a cute gift I made for Dyllan's Teacher and school staff.
I made the above adorable Gingerbread house gift bag with the following from The Robins Nest.
Brown Glitter Fleur card stock (for the house base)
Brown Glitter Rope card stock (for the house base)
Red Glitter Swirl card stock (with foam tape for the red heart)
White Glitter Swirl card stock (for the gingerbread white trim)
Mowed Grass dew drops  
~ (I colored the underside of the dew drop with the gold leaf pen and attached as a door knob)

1 gold leaf pen, adhesive, foam tape, and a Sizzix Gingerbread House die.

Just barely do 6 small Coconut crisp cookies fit inside this bag as it measures a total of 5.5" x 2.5"
not including the handle.
Cute, huh?
Thanks for coming by!
Merry Christmas!
~ Michelle Frae Cummings

Brooke's Last Post

Happy Thursday from sunny Jamaica! I am currently on a Christmas vacation, taking a nice break from school. :)

This is my final post for The Robin's Nest, and I would like to thank the entire team, coordinators, and blog followers. :) I've really enjoyed my DT term but I didn't reapply for the team because I need to completely focus on my education this year. Thank you to everyone for allowing me to share my creativity; I hope you've been inspired!

I have one final scrapbook layout to share today:


When I started this page my goal was layers. layers, layers! (as usual) Layered behind the photo is a piece of classified cardstock, a piece of glitter pine cardstock (there is also a strip of this paper at the bottom of the page), and smoke cardstock
The title was cut from vellum using my diecutting machine and I splattered a bit of white mist across the layout for interest. 

The dew drops really complete the page and tie all the colours together. I used metallic gold dew dropsparisian dew drops, and soil dew drops


I layered a feather, gold leaves, tissue paper, a vintage postage stamp, and a venice clippy. The leaves were plain white to begin with, too plain for the look I was going for, so I covered them in gold embossing powder and heat embossed them. Yes, you can heat emboss things other than paper! They're very shiny and have a great texture in real life. 


This flower took all of 3 minutes to make. Just cut a few lopsided circles from fabric, layer them over top of each other and randomly sew through the middles with a needle and thread (make sure to keep the thread tight so that the layers bunch up and ruffle). A gold dew drop completes the flower perfectly. I love dew drops for flower centres; they're so simple and pretty. 
The leaves are diecut from kraft cardstock and the pink flower is just a generic dollar store brand. 

Thank you for visiting the blog today, and Happy Holidays!! 

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Christmas Layouts

Christmas Layouts

 
 
Hi,
 
Robin here.  I just wanted to share a few ideas with some of the Christmas papers and an easy layout, then a more difficult layout.  These papers and embellishments can be found on our Robin's Nest Website in the Christmas headings.
 
This layout is done with the black, white, and red line.  Just add your favorite photos with Santa or in the snow outside.  I cut the stripe paper on an angle to create the candy cane look, and the Santa Clippies are to die for.  I also cut out the Christmas trees from the Christmas tree cs, and on the left side of the layout I decorated the Christmas tree with diamond drops.  Such an easy layout with a fun winter look.  We got lots of snow yesterday, so I think for me, I will add some cute photos of the little girls sledding and in their snow gear!


 
This layout is more intense with all the die cuts using spellbinders dies, and our glitter chipboard.  The Christmas trees are created with our glitter Christmas line, I also put a photo over the trees, but so you could see the trees, I decided to take the photo off so you could see how cute the trees are by themselves.  I added some photos of our adventure with Jakes family last year when we went walking through the city to see the lights.  It was a blast to see the excitement of the girls and Christmas around the corner.  I added tags made of the same Christmas papers.  On our facebook page is another layout with these same papers, but a totally different look.  The Robin's Nest facebook page.  Check it out, for great Christmas layout ideas.
 
Have a great week, Christmas is just around the corner, less than a week now.  Don't stress over what isn't really important.  Family, and enjoying the season!
 
 
Merry Christmas to you all!
 
Robin


Just because.. Spider fun

So with all this in mind I got creative with some goodies from The Robin's Nest.


Now the Hot Flame paper range was perfect to create a card with a masculine theme.


Products Used -
Garden Twine
Metal Spider Web Embellishment

Why not get creative and send a card to someone just to let them know that you are thinking of them.


Sunday, December 16, 2012

Altered Christmas Ornament

Hello everyone, and welcome back to The Robin's Nest.  I know it is almost Christmas, but I have a really quick and easy last-minute project for you.  Honestly, it took me longer to come up with the idea than it did to make it.  But I sure do like how it turned out.  I am a big-time animal lover, and birds are definitely at the top of my list.  So, I am very pleased to show you this really cute ornament to either hang on your tree, or give to a friend.  It could even be attached to a gift with some pretty ribbon.

Supplies used:

Olive Fleur card stock
White Glitter Swirl on White card stock
Mocha Trail Dew Drops
Chocolate Cherry Dew Drops
Velvet Ribbon
Fall Ribbon
Circular dies
Paper corrugator
Holly Leaf punch
Plastic snowflakes
Cardinal with pinecones
Moss


Saturday, December 15, 2012

'Tis the Season


On one of my last posts I said I had planned to make a card from scraps but decided I wanted different paper. Well . . . this time I'm actually going to do it! I used my scraps from the Home for the Holidays blog hop and created this card. I used Robin's Nest Christmas Glitter Swirl (which I believe is not available, but a comparable paper that is just as pretty and the same weight is the Red Glitter Swirl), and Christmas Glitter Words (back side) scraps to create this card. The Christmas Glitter Words is one of those papers that I love because of the texture. The feel of this paper is so rich, similar to the linen feel paper I used on my "Give Thanks" card.

Having these scraps made the card so easy to make. I simply used a stamped image (and as you can see, I don't have many Christmas stamps so I just altered a palm tree stamp - I mean we are in South Orange County and it was sunny and lovely today, so it fits!) and after coloring it with distress inks and water brushes I adhered it to my Glitter Swirl paper and then to a piece of white cardstock and then onto my card base which is the Christmas Glitter Words (link above). I love this because it has a masculine look to it. So don't throw those scraps away . . . use them!


If you click on the picture below you can get a close-up view of the texture of the card base paper.

Thanks for stopping by to check out my card. Hop on over to The Robin's Nest website and check out their papers and other fab products!

~ Make today count

Wendy
www.scrappinwendysway.blogspot.com

Friday, December 14, 2012

Meet our New Design Team:


WE are so excited to introduce our NEW DESIGN TEAM:

Terri Sproul - our Team Leader

Terri Sproul is the force behind a fun paint called “Terri Sproul Mixers” from Sakura Hobby Craft and of a DVD called "MasquePen Magic" to see more of her video check out her Youtube Channel at http://www.youtube.com/terrisproul and a Tuesday Night Live stream. http://www.linqto.com/rooms/terrisproul
She is a diverse and experienced designer, design team leader  and instructor for multiple companies in the paper craft world including “ Robin Nest” “Creative Paperclay®”, “Sakura Hobby Craft” and Amazing Mold Putty ” to name a few.  Terri and her husband Marc have the pleasure of living in San Diego County On top Of Palomar Mountain. She has received a Bachelor of Scrapbooking Arts from Creating Keepsakes and Bachelor of Scrapbooking Education from EK Success. Terri’s passion is teaching fellow Scrapbooker’s and Stamper’s new techniques and to think ‘out of the box’ and ‘off the Page.’  Visit her website and blog to see all the exciting stuff she does at http://www.terrisproul.com – link to blog is also there.  

OUR INTERNATIONAL TEAM
This team will be posting on Mondays

Hello! My name is Juraci, formed'm in advertising, do i have wonderful
children and a grandson who is my passion. I live in Ribeirão Preto São
Paulo where they encounter some difficulty buying material for scrap. I do my
shopping on the internet and I'm anxiously awaiting the arrival of the
couriers. I have great interest in the arts. In 2008 he painted screens and
scrapbooking when I met it was love at first sight. I left the paint and
handed me the papers. Love photography which brings me great inspiration. My
favorite blog is my little corner where I made several friendships and
love having visitors.

Danielle May:  I live with my husband, and three furbabies on acreage just outside of Casino part of the beautiful Northern Rivers of New South Wales, Australia. Since 2009 I have been a stay at home wife and more recently I have become a part-time carer to my aging parents (my mother has Alzheimer's) and they now live with us.
When I discovered the world of papercrafts about 10 years ago I immediately knew it was a hobby for me. There isn't a day that goes by that I do not spend time in my craft room. I am card crazy.....love making ATC's, passionate about Stamping (a huge fan of Red Rubber) and I dabble in scrapbooking.
The most wonderful thing I have found about sharing my passion for papercrafts and blogging is the wonderful people you meet along the way.

I'm Marilia, mother of Gabriel and Marina, married to Peter.  I am an extremely passionate about life and people, adorooo life stories.  I'm electric, anxious in the extreme and I talk too much!
  I live in a town called Paraisópolis, located in southern Minas Gerais, where the fresh airand nature are present in my daily life I am a woman who likes simple things!
I love dogs, full house and be around people that make me happy.
I've always done crafts from menina.Sei ... do a bit of everything!
I found the comment to three years and it was love at first sight!
The wealth of materials associated with our memories and our stories have made the comment my favorite hobby. Ja made ​​mini albums, I'm crazy about recycling! The idea of transforming what was going to waste on something different and beautiful ... fascinates me.
I have seen my LOs evolve and still have a long way to go, but I think the magic is right there.
I live a different life, I live in a town with my son and my husband and my daughter in another.
Every week there are people who stay and people go!
The comment is a way to relax that became a passion.
I only brought good things ... wonderful friends! "

Hi! I'm Genevive Badilla - Rulona, a Filipino based in Singapore, wife to my very supportive and loving husband Benjo Rulona, and mom of two adorable boys Rujim and Miguel.  I am a teacher by profession but motherhood and scrapbooking changed my career plans. I am now a busy stay-at-home-mom, maintaining an online craft store.

OUR ALTERED ART TEAM
This Team will post a project on Sundays

 
Brenda Lee Henkel Burfeind
I have been scrapbooking and card making for about 16 years.  I am married, have three children and three grandchildren.  I love creating with different mediums and am so blessed to have been chosen for the Robin's Nest Design Team.  I have been dabbling in Altered Art for a couple of years, starting with the Creative Paperclay® DT I was on and truly enjoy the projects I have made.  Joining the Robin's Nest DT was one of my goals as the products are fabulous.  I will be able to think outside the box more and with the great products Robin's Nest has to offer that won't be a problem at all.  So I hope you join me and my fellow DT members and come back and check often.  I know there will be something for everyone.  You can also find me at my blog at www.createbyburffrau.blogspot.com 


Sherri Welser is owner of~ IndigoEarth~ Artisan Studio and Wild Heart Art  in Upstate NY and enjoys creating unique artisan jewlery and mixed media.  She is a nationally published Jewlery  Designer and is a Design Team Member for several on line creative companies.She offers a multitude of On line workshops  herself as well as travels the East Coast offering  hands on workshops.
“I have always love the idea of beauitul colors,textures and designs coming together in a unique creative manner whether it is through jewlery or mixed media artwork. Just as important is the meaning behind the” creative expression of ones self”. Much of my jewlery design and  art work  has a positive meanings and hopefully has a lasting impression on those who enjoy my work! Whether is something that is worn everyday or looked at everyday on the wall… to me it isnt just the beauty of an item, but the message it sends to others.We all walk a difffernt journey but hopefully holding hands together… If I can add to someones day in beautiful way… my hopes have been achieved… and by all means I am hoping they pass it on to others and choose to change someone elses day ,week.month or  their life! It is  important to find what you love and what creates” passion” in your life and  to share with others!”



Jamie had her first scrapbook in elementary school even though it didn't have any designs to it, just important papers adhered to paper in a book titled "scrapbook." Real scrapbooking began about 13 years ago and has since evolved and progressed and is a continually growing and evolving experience for her. She began cardmaking about a year ago and loves trying to delve into altered items as well. She is a mother of two boys, 18 and 11, and been married for 13 years now. She loves crafts as well as reading in her free time. During the school year she is a substitute teacher who colors with her copic markers in her free time at work. She feels so lucky to have been selected for this wonderful design team. 

Tanya Wilson

Who knew my love of those little dew drops would one day land me on the Robin's Nest design team which I'm so excited to be a part of!!! At the moment I work full-time at a major insurance company. I have the most wonderful boyfriend, Greg, who is very supportive of my creative habit and one son, Zach, who is 23 years old and engaged. Also I’m also “owned” by eight cats…all outside I might add.

Ever since I was old enough to hold a crayon, I have been creating. I have won various awards for drawing, from elementary school and into college. I currently am on the Crafty Card Gallery DT and I pervious designed for the Vintage Heartfelt Designs DT.



I discovered scrapbooking 15 years ago which evolved into paper crafts which lead to altering/up cycling found objects. I love to learn and share ideas with people. I have met a wide assortment of folks through doing swaps like Papercrafts Magazine, Swap-bot, Facebook, and through different individuals’ blogs. My style is shabby chic with vintage and a little bit of whimsy thrown in for good measure.
Blog: http://creativeaddictiontopaper.blogspot.com
 

Our Layout Team 
This team will post on  Wednesday and Saturdays
 Michelle Hodges

I live in South Texas.  My husband and I have a seven year old daughter.  I’m a SAHM and I help with various volunteer work at our daughters school.  When I’m not scrapping I enjoy spending time with family, being outdoors, Church activities, and traveling.  I started scrapbooking twelve years ago and started spending more time scrapbooking 7 year ago!  My scrapbooking style is shabby-chic, artsy, simple with clean lines and some vintage. I love adding layers and details to my projects!  When I’m not creating LO’s, tags, and cards I love to alter items, and create Mixed Media projects!
  
Wendy Cuskey  

I am a wife of 22 years and a mother of two boys (8) and (15) and a teacup yorkie (1 year). I am a paralegal by day and an obsessive scrapbooker every other minute (and lets just be honest . . . sometimes I find ways to sneak scrapbook projects into my paralegal job). Fortunately, I have an awesome boss who puts up with me and even seems to like me. I live in Aliso Viejo (So. Orange County, in Southern California) and love it here.  I am so excited to again be a part of this creative group! My style tends to lean towards inky, grungy, vintage . . . but then add glitter. I can’t wait to dive-in and create some fun new Robin’s Nest projects.
  

Clair Dempsey 

I am the eighth of eleven children, seven girls and four boys.  My husband and I have been happily married for 19 years and have two boys.   I have an Associates degree in fashion design, a bachelors degree in Apparel Design and Aesthetics and a Masters degree in Family and Consumer Economics.

  After graduating, I worked for several apparel manufacturers in the Chicago area for short periods, as manufacturing continued to move overseas.  Most of my experience is in retail  apparel product development.  There I helped develop and implement a computer aided design/spreadsheet software program that is used in apparel product development.

I am currently a stay at home mom who is passionate about using my Cricut and sewing machines.  I started a non-profit scrapbooking guild with some friends and we meet monthly to scrapbook and do a little charity work.  I have two stores on Etsy where I sell dust covers for all types of electronic cutters, you can find them here:  www.scrappincovers.etsy.com and www.scrapguild.etsy.com. 
I have scrap booked for 13 years, I sew, and do a little bit of all types of crafts.  I enjoy blogging, cut files, scrapbook pages, and learning new techniques.  I love glitter and bling and making my own embellishments for less!
  
Our CARD Team:
This Team will post their projects on Tuesday and Thursday

My name is Barbara Rankin, and I am so excited to be a part of the Robin's Nest Design Team. I have been a crafter since early childhood... always making things.  After pursuing many different artistic endeavors, such as sewing, needlework, and Pergamano (embossing on parchment), I found my way into rubber stamping and graduated into becoming a self-taught, mixed-media artist.  I have taught classes at my local scrapbook store, as well as teaching the members of my local stamp club.  I have also been a guest instructor at another out-of-state stamp club on several occasions.  I love making cards, tags, ATCs (Artist Trading Cards), as well as making and altering books and mini albums.  My style is usually vintage or shabby chic, with a sprinkling of steampunk whenever possible.  I have been published in Altered Arts Magazine, as well as in a book "Make it in Minutes: Mini Books". I was also recently published in the Just Steampunk Volume II magazine.  I have a wonderful, supportive husband of thirty years, and my two cute little Yorkie fur babies, Chloe and Zoe.
  

Where most people have a dining room, my house hosts an art room.  Aside from the kitchen, it is the most used common area of our home and open to anyone: kids, friends and adults alike.  I'm a stay at home mom who juggles coaching, volunteering (here/there/and everywhere), and taking care of home-family-community along with ink, paper, scissors, and rhinestones.  Mind you, I'm very careful when I juggle scissors!  I've been told  that "whimsy" or "silly" must be my middle name. (Boy, I thought everyone already knew it was Mercedes!?)  But, who wants to grow up dull and boring? While I enjoy flitttering here and there among various crafting companies, I am glad to have landed in the Robin's Nest and look forward to new adventures with this team!  Try to keep up with me on my blog:  "Sunnyside Up."
Camille Short
Camille and her husband Gene have lived in Sahuarita, Arizona, since 2006 – but are originally from the Thumb of Michigan.  Camille has been Scrappin’ since 2005.  She enjoys making cards most oft . . . but also dabs in scrapbook layouts, mini-albums, globe frames, and paper-crafted gifts and home décor items. Next to scrappin’, Camille enjoys train excursions and the many sites of Southeastern Arizona.  A retired educator, Camille, shares her loves of teaching and papercrafting with classes at AZ Scrapbooking in Green Valley, Arizona.  In addition, Camille’s cards are sold in stores/restaurants both in Tucson and
Mandi 

My name is Mandi. I am twenty-three years old and live in Michigan with my parents, brother and a spoiled dog. I have been crafting for as long as I can remember but really got into it when I was teen.That is when my dad was getting me more into paper crafting. I am sure he didn't realize what a large stash accumulating over the years. I was thirteen when I put together my first scrapbook together and the subject was a tiny, little, fur ball, name Buster. I love to make scrapbook pages, cards and altered items. Besides crafting, I love to spend time cooking and spending time with my family.
  
Our Friday Girl
Michelle Frae Cummings is a mixed- media artist, instructor and
Freelance writer.

She lives with her husband, Brian and son Dyllan in sunny Southern California.

Michelle has painted sets for local play houses, created costumes,
designed store front windows, taught at local scrapbook stores, public
groups, and sells her art locally and online. Michelle is an organizer
of a local scrapbook/altered-art group, West Coast Crafters, which
meets at her home monthly. She is also the owner of a popular blog,
"Faerie Dust Dreams" where she regularly writes for various craft
companies and strives to inspire others. Michelle's mind is in
constant creative motion. Her specialty is working with wire, beads,
sewing and painting in Color. It’s how she expresses her dreams and
inspirations.  Creating with her fingers is as therapeutic as it is
energizing at the same time.  To learn more about Michelle, please
visit her blog - http://faeriedustdreams-michelle.blogspot.com/ 
 Well this is our AMAZING Design team for the next 6 months.
we hope you enjoy their projects and visit our blog daily
Thanks
Terri Sproul  
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