Monday, March 30, 2015

Recipe Blog Hop

Recipe Blog Hop

Hello Robin's Nest readers!  Welcome to our Recipe Blog Hop.



Please click in each link in the link-up group.  Each link will allow you to travel to each of our design team members blogs, where they are sharing their recipe project.  I am excited to see what they have created.  With every blog, there is a chance to win our Robin's Nest Journal set.  These are perfect for journaling or even storing recipes.  In order to win a prize, you will need to leave a comment on each blog, then leave your final comment on this blog.  Good Luck and Have FUN!
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I wanted to start off with a Glitter Present Cake.  The picture is below and I will give you detailed instructions sometime in April.  


My "cake" is actually brownies, and I must admit that I am not a very good cook.  Cortney has a favorite brownie from our local grocery store, Harmon's Grocery, called Peanut Butter Bliss Brownies.  I could not get them to give me the recipe, but I am giving them a shout-out for wonderful brownies.  The Glitter Presents are created using our New Glitter Cardstock.  I will give the pattern next month too.  Anyway, I am keeping you from all of those wonderful projects.

Happy Hopping!
Rachel O'Crowley
The Robin's Nest
We Create to Inspire

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Friday, March 27, 2015

Fabulous You!

Good Morning!

Welcome to the 2nd of my shoe themed creations made with products from The Robin's Nest®.
This piece of wall art was very easy to put together. Let me show you how!


First I found a template of a shoe that I wanted to use. The template I chose was originally used for quilting. I tweaked it a little to adapt it for this paper project.

Don't be afraid to look around a little and think outside the box when creating your project.You might be surprised at what you can find to use.

Cut out the pieces of the shoe template. Now is the time you can play around and decide what paper to use for each section.  You can use paper for the bow, something else, or nothing at all. I played around quite a bit before coming up with my final decision. When you are happy with your choices, trace onto the paper and cut out. Now you are ready to glue your shoe together.

The next step is to cut out three pieces of paper, one to put the shoe on and the other two to accent the background.  I used two types of corner punches. The first punch rounded the corners of the sheet with the shoe, the other created a decorative corner that I could slip in the black border paper.






I took a pretty piece of decorative wood, painted it black with a bubblegum pink border. I stapled 2 pieces of pink ribbon to the back and tied it in a bow at the top to create the frame hanger.










Papers for shoe
Black suede
Pink gold glitter cardstock

Shoe bow
Precious girl diamond dew drops
Classified mini dew drops

Background papers
Rosy chevron cardstock

Words/stars
Heidi Swapp color pop friends epoxy stickers

Butterfly/accent
Rosy mini die cut shapes

Ribbon frame hanger
Rosy ribbon



Thank you for coming by and taking a moment to check out my tutorial.

Shari
 
 
I have been creating art for as long as I can remember. I studied graphic design in Portland,Oregon before moving to Denton, Texas and putting all my focus on mixed media art. In addition to being on The Robin's Nest Design Team, I am an article writer for mixed media art, on the Creative Paperclay Design team, and a blogger for DecoArt. I strongly believe in giving back. I volunteer at Scrap Denton Creative Reuse Center where I teach workshops, art camps, and perform art demos. I am very passionate about mixed media art and helping others discover their creativity. 
You can follow more of my creative journey at My Altered Life on Facebook  and My Altered Life's blog page.







SO EXCITED!

It's almost time for The Robin's Nest® blog hop

Fly with me canvas by Elena Lishchenko

Hi everyone! Elena here and today I'm sharing my new canvas with amazing Our Famous Glitter Cardstock.



First I used canvas, napkin, old book paper and decoupage glue.



Add two pieces of Tulip Wheels Cardstock



 Some gesso





 After that I used some sprays.



Sticked my die-cuts and cord.



And some embelishments for finish step.



And some close-ups:




I used:

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Thanks for your attention!

.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

March celebrates Shoes.. and more...


March has been SHOE month at Robin's Nest
Hi Bev here today. So below I share another shoe project with link to
 full instructions with Helen Hustson....  but first up is a card I made to
 share using my sketch from the Turtle Soup March Sketchathon.

Supply List:
Robin's Nest Products: Papers Stripe/ Fleur French Vanilla, 
Dew Drops: Mini dew drops
Ink: Tim Holtz ranger
Sentiment: Adorn It
Accents: Creating with Details
Twine: Bella Creationz Timeless Twine
Chippie: Gina's Design
Sketch: Bev Code


Now I am excited to share this super fun (but fairly easy) shoe.


Thanks to Ellen Hutson for this amazing template to use... here is the link.
http://www.creatingkeepsakes.com/articles/free_shoe_template_download and Instructions.
I printed it on 8.5x11" .

Supply List: 
Paper: Robin's Nest Winter Retreat Swirl
Glue:Beacon 3-in-1
Misc accents: lace, bling




After putting it all together you decorate it.
A touch of lace, dew drops, some bling and it's done.


Sure happy to have shared with you today. Come back again for sure.

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Recycled Zebra Lampshade

Hello there,

I have been working on a few rooms in the house
that need a little updating, and as I was working on the
guestroom, I sewed new pillows from old
clothes, put them on the bed, put up new curtains, and
thought I was done.
On the end table was a clear bubbled glass lamp with an older
lampshade, it matched, I thought it looks good.

Sat back on the chair in the room, and kept on thinking,
something needs to be changed.
I changed the picture above the bed, added
 dimensional angels blowing horns and sat again and thought
it needs something else.

Then it occurred to me the lamp was still the 
shabby Victorian look and needed to be updated,
so here is what I did.

It needed lightened,
so I chose the Cream Glitter Zebra CS.
I needed 4 sheets to cover the lampshade.


I drew the edges of the shade on the paper, 2 12x12 sheets glued together.


Cut out the shapes.


Then with a glue gun, glued the Zebra CS to the lamp shade.
I did have to do some trimming with scissors to 
make it lay flat.


Here is the covered lampshade.


I then glued from the dress I used to make the cheetah pillows from,
the tie from the back of the dress.
I glued it to the bottom edge of the lamp shade.

I then added dew drops to the top and bottom edge of the lamp.
I alternated colors and shapes.

Here is the lamp sitting on the end table in the corner of the room.


These are shots of the lamp close up, with the dew drops glued on.





The lamp with all the accessories.

The room is so much more complete!
The lamp shade needed to have less of a pattern and color to it
to make the room feel good.



Just a few photos from the guest room again.


The pillows made from a dress and a skirt.


So inviting!

Have a great day!

Ciao,

Robin

Monday, March 23, 2015

Fabulous!

Hey there Scrappy Friends!
Lisa here today to share a layout I created using some of Robin's Nest new releases! These products are awesome and you are going to want some for yourself!
Here is my layout:

 
I used the backside of Bunny Stripe Cardstock for my background. The pinks were perfect for my daughter's dress. I printed 2 wallet sized photos. Next take 2 doilies, cut 1/3 off of one and place on top upper right of background. Place the other 2/3 on the lower bottom right and add the full doily to the middle left side. Cut 6" of Rosy Ribbon and stitch in place.

 
Add the pink diecuts  (paper piece, butterfly & bird) and Dew Drops from the Rosy Mini Die-Cut Shapes. Add the silver swirls from the Rosy Straw packet:

 
Adhere the pink trim from the Rosy Straw to the photo using Beacon's 3 in 1 Glue (man, I love this stuff!)
Cut the title "Fabulous" from the Glitter Word Titles and add to layout:
 
 
Here are the products I used:
 
 
 
 
 
Don't you just love all these new products? I know I do!
 
Just a reminder that we are having a blog hop on March 31st. There will be lots of inspiration and a few prizes! Hope you will mark your calendar and join us!
 
 
                                                         Hope you have a wonderful day!

                                                                          ~~~Lisa~~~



 
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