Friday, September 30, 2011

"True Love " Layout

 I really love this layout I made with The Robins Nest products, don't you?
Materials used were: 
pink cardstock, pink ink, black ink, letter stamps, bird punch, tacky glue, a decorative border punch, and a threading water border punch.
 I stamped the letters onto white cardstock and carefully cut them out before coloring them with the pink ink until I was happy with the shade.
For the roses, I first cut a circle, then freehand cut a wavy spiral into the circle to make petals for the flower. Then I used the end of a paint brush to begin the flower. Starting from the outside and wrapping it around the handle till I had reached the center of the flower.
I secured the center piece to the bottom of the glower with my tacky glue. Once secure, I used the paint brush handle to shape the flowers petals.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Great catch with Robin's fishing net

Hello,  my dear Robin's friends. Irit is here again and this time with my new lo, focusing in fishing. I am not a big fishing fan, my second son  Amir is, so it's his catch - some S. Amercian exotic fish on this photo.
 The whole page was done to use the most unique Robin's Nest product: Fish net.

I used Glitter Water Swirls cardstock as the base. The most gorgeous Sea Shore  cardstock was added with all kinds of distressing. Then I made some photo matting with Boy  Polka Dot Stripe paper and finished the whole Fishing Rub on set with rubbing those fishes  over the mat and the carstock, then I  added the  Fish net with some brads. 
 The photo was added with 3d foam glue over the matting and the net- I wanted to show this big beauty, not to hide it.
I made a flag banner from the same Boy Dot Stripe paper and added this Teal Glitter Journaling spot. 
 My title was made over this spot with what's left from my Fishing rub- ons.

And now for my most favorite part of scrapping: to add as much stash as I can without making my page too messy. 
So this chipboard anchor was added, covered with a real sand. Some blue buttons and small plastic sea shore items  glued all around and the last, but not the least: Robin's Nest Dew Drops and Tears from Sea Glass and Mens Drops sets.
I still had too much " white space" so I hand cut this little boat using Robin's Nest White on white  Glitter Swirls paper and Red Glitter Chipboard with few Dew Drops added as some windows over the boat.
Now I was pleased with the result. I hope you are pleased too. 

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

More Scraps of Darkness & The Robins Nest

The next few Wednesdays we will be sharing more of the designers and their work.
Scraps of Darkness featured The Robins Nests papers in their August kit titled "Envy."

Let's meet some more of their designers shall we?
Mandy Harrell
Big Bro

 For this layout Mandy wanted a more rugged and distressed look. She still wanted the layout to maintain a sense of beauty and "girlie grunge" if you will. To achieve the look on the edges distressing was used both on the pattern paper and cardstock with a hand held distress tool. The edges were then inked with distress ink and a paint brush dipped in water was brushed along the edges. This achieves a further distressed look with control over the wet distressing technique. Crumpling the papers and bending them inward gives that time worn look.
 (Supplies:Robins Nest Paper: Stencil Green, Dusty Attic Chipboard, Maroon Cardstock, Prima Bella Notte Collection, Prima Butterfly, Petaloo Chantilly Collection, Kaisercraft Chanteuse Collection, Tim Holtz Distress Inks.)

Just fishing
  When Mandy put this page together she wanted to give it a fancy framed look. The layering began with the cream cardstock with each paper being trimmed down and scalloped along the edges. The inner most layer has the scallop cut edges and is also stitched. Flowers, chippie and butterflies are scattered about with the focus of this layout being on the photo.
  ( Supplies: Robins Nest Papers: Green Leaves, Ivy Trim, Stencil Green, Cream Cardstock, Lace Trim, Prima Bella Notte Collection, Pink Paislee Mistables, Websters Country Estate Journal Tags, Kaisercraft die cut, Blue Moon trinket, Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Ribbon.)

Cheryl Casas

Pure Love

For this layout, Cheryl followed the sketch for August, designed by Charlotte a/k/a Suepup. Each month Scraps of Darkness has a sketch designed exclusively for their kit. The Robins Nest papers were distressed and layered. Ribbon, leaves, flowers and pearls were used as embellishments.
(Supplies: Robins Nest Papers: Glitter Swirl Getaway, Spa Enjoy Mixed, Flowers- Prima, Petaloo, Ink- Tim Holtz Distess Ink, Versa Magic, Websters journal card, Pink Paislee Mistables, Making Memories- glitter deco brads, Misc- ribbon, gold leaves

Monday, September 26, 2011

Fall has finally arrived!

Fall is one of my favorite seasons.  One thing our family looks forward to is visiting our state parks to enjoy the beautiful leaves.  I love taking pictures of them!  This is a layout that I created of one of our visits several years ago when it was an exceptionally beautiful fall day.  The paper and embellishments from The Robin's Nest make this page and the pictures as memorable as the day itself. 

Robin's Nest Products Used:
Sunset Dew Drops
Fall Rub-On
Autumn Leaf Paper 
Dew Dew Glue

Halloween Treat Box

Hello Robin Nest Fans and Friends...
Happy Monday !!

Halloween will be here soon.
So for today's project I made a Halloween Treat Box.
Here it is..

The Other Side

The Side Look

I made a {picture} template for this box and wanted to share it with you. 

(click on the picture to see it bigger)

- Start with 7''x8'' cardstock
- Score 2 1/2'' from all side
- Score and fold the dotted/dash line
- Cut the bold line
- The Grey areas -- you can throw this away
- Assemble the box

For the handle:
- cut 1''x10'' cardstock
- on 1'' side score at 1/2''
- fold and adhere

I stapled the handle to the box and then covered it with Fairy Dust Dew Drops.

When you're's decoration time :D
Halloween Glitter Ghosts Paper ~ I cut the ghosts and added dimensional glue 

Lastly I stamped the words Happy Halloween and Trick or Treat on the papers.

I had FUN making this. It's easy and fast.
I will be making more for my son's preschool classmates. 

That's from me today.
Hope you have a wonderful week.


Friday, September 23, 2011

Storing Your School Memorabilia

If you save school memorabilia like I do, you may be looking for a place to store it! I save report cards, awards, ISAT results, school ids and more! I needed a page that would be cool enough for my first year middle schooler and knew The Robin's Nest would have the perfect boy paper! This page was adapted from a page in the Creating Keepsakes Summer 2011 issue.

I used the Boy Dot and Stripe paper, and added some neutral papers from my stash to make the blue papers pop. The stash papers are unlabeled and so old I am not sure who made the, but you can add any neutral to the Dot Stripe and get this great look! I cut rectangles for pockets and then cut a half circle out of the paper to help distinguish the pocket and it works so well with The Robin's Nest Dot/Stripe! To adhere the pockets and leave room for my memorabilia, I sewed my pockets to the page. If you don't have a sewing machine, consider using foam tape to make room for all the items.

I cut my title with The Robin's Nest Glittered Chipboard in Brown. I used my SCAL2 and a font called Baskerville Old Face. The words "Card", "Awards" and "ISAT" are all The Robin's Nest Glittered Alphabet. More masculine touches with The Paper Lofts License Plate stickers in the words "Report" and "ID". I cut the six border on the left using the Cricut Graphically speaking cartridge and Creative Imaginations corrugated paper. It did not cut well in the Cricut, but I liked the distressed look for this page! Below you can see how the page would look filled with memorabilia.

Supply List
Tim Holtz Ruler Ribbon
The Paper Loft License Plate Alphabet
Cricut Graphically Speaking Cartridge
Cricut Imagine More Art Cartridge (notebook paper)
Neutral Cardstock
Creative Imaginations Corrugated Cardstock

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Festive Christmas "Card" Blog Hop!

             Can you believe we are 3 months shy of Christmas? I hope you are stocking up on Christmas card idea's! :)
If not, this is the best place to find your Holiday Muse! At the bottom of this post you will find a list of linked participants, please "hop along" and see what the others are creating. Some of them are hosting giveaways too!
 Supplies used in making this card: 
The Robins Nest Red Swirl Glitter
The Robins Nest Red Dew Drops
green, red, and silver/white emboss powder, green ink, a (Martha Stewart) tree clear stamp set, hole punches, tombo glue, foam tape.

  1. Terri Sproul 
  2. Chris Hurley  
  3. Cheryl Lindsay  
  4.  Amanda Marks  
  5. Brenda Lee Burfeind 
  6.  Angela Bodas  
  7. Becky Conley 
  8. Leslie-Rahye 
  9. Laura Fisher 
  10. The Robin’s nest  
  11. Carol Berns  
  12. Michelle Cummings  
  13.  Diane W. Tuggle  
  14.  Debra Buckland  
  15. Yolanda Anthony  
  16. Maria Chuy Soto 
  17.  Laura Davidson training!!!

Have you ever had those pictures that are just so special you held onto them for "the perfect paper"....or just had a hard time finding a paper you LOVED for a picture? Well, these were some of the ones I couldn't find paper that was "special" enough...until I got my box from The Robin's Nest...OMGosh, FABULOUS!!!!
So, onto my project for the day!
This was perfect for my pics of my (now 17 year old) daughter. These were taken by a friend when she was starting out as a photographer, and were INCREDIBLY special to me!
I started with the Princess Cardstock, so cute! The best part, the back is SOLID PINK! So, no trying to find a "perfect match" of another brand, YAY!!! I mounted my pics onto the back side of the princess cardstock and then mounted them onto the Princess side of the cardstock. I love The Robin's Nest designer cardstock as it is heavy enough to mount everything on and still stand up, no mounting this onto another sheet of card!
I punched out (and notice there are no rough edges from being punched out!)the Princess Castle chipboard and mounted it with foam mounting squares. LOVE the bling!
One of my faves about The Robin's Nest glitter cardstock, glittered shapes, and well, glittered anything, is that I don't end up with glitter EVERYWHERE! I love that it stays in place!
My title, Princess In Training came from the Princess Chipboard...there are 4 sets of words on there...others are Fabulous, Captured, and So Sweet. I LOVE these!!!
I added a princess tiara to one of the pictures, got it from the Princess Chipboard sheet as well!
Once again, I have to say, I love how easily these punched out! No rough edges to sand, nothing to trim, no extra work!

And there are a TON more "Princess themed" cardstocks (and a FABULOUS one with Princess written in the corner in glitter!), embellishments, and another of my The Robin's Nest favorites, Dew Drops, now available in a number of sizes and shapes! Be sure to stop back tomorrow and see what else we have in store for you!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Introducing Scraps of Darkness Kit Club

 We are pleased to announce over the next 4 Wednesdays we will be showcasing the "Scraps of Darkness" kit club, introducing you to their designers and sharing the beautiful work they created with papers from The Robins Nest such as: "Whilshire Collection, Botanical Collection, Backyard Awning and Live Brightly Rub Ons."

 Without further ado let's meet "Scraps of Darkness!!!"

  Melinda Kelly, the owner of Scraps of Darkness, started this kit club as an alternative to "cute, feminine and child centered products" that are often the mainstream in other kit clubs. This club caters to a more  "edgy, alternative, distinctively different" style that most would consider "scrap art."

  Scraps of Darkness kits are designed for artists who wish to take scrapbooking to another level. Striving to include the latest and greatest items on the market that will enable the artist to create not "just a layout", but a piece of art.  Don't let the name fool you - while items are included for those who like to create "darker"  layouts, Scraps of Darkness is versatile and you will find encouragement in mediums such as such as Steampunk, Grunge, and Technique based layouts and projects. The designers are all distinctly different and you will be amazed at the wide range of looks they achieve with the same kit!

 Each month Scraps of Darkness offers a Main Kit with add ons. Exclusive to Scraps of Darkness are the Floral and Fauna Add on, Romance Add on and the signature "Color Add On." This is in addition to standard paper add ons.
  More products and must have items can be found in the on line store. The forums and challenges at Scraps of Darkness are welcoming, fun and hopping!

The August Kit titled "Envy" certainly was something to be envious of if you weren't quick enough to get your hands on it. Featuring the stunning papers exclusive to The Robins Nest; Wilshire Collection, Ivy Trim, Glitter Spa Journey and Live Brightly rub ons!
 The designers absolutely loved working with these stunning papers from the Robins Nest and the kit was a quick sell out!

Let's meet the Designers~
Lisa Novogrodski
 This layout was created using the Glitter Spa Journey paper shaped to a die cut.  The large flower was created using a Sizzix Pointsetta die and the leaves are Spellbinders dies. Layers were created with a solid cardstock stamped and punched. A Dusty Attic chipboard was painted and added along with a gold brad. The photos were layered and the journaling was done directly on the photo using photoshop.
  (Supplies: Robins Nest: Glitter Spa Journey, Cardstock- navy, cream, green, Dusty Attic Chipboard,
Zva Flourishes, Mists, white puffy paint, Martha Stewart Punches, Sizzix and Spellbinders Dies, misc. lace and brads)

   This layout was created using Glitter Getaway Swirl Cardstock and Green leaves. The top and sides were punched using a Martha Stewart punch and layered over a piece of cardstock. The green leaves cardstock was punched using a small flower punch and layered at the bottom of the page. A circle was cut on the inside of the background page and punched with a corner punch. Coordinating papers were used as matting behind the photo and punched again with a Martha Stewart punch. A piece of Dusty Attic chipboard was layered with mist and glitter and placed above photo. Finishing touches are a journal tag and butterfly and handmade flower.
( Supplies: Robins Nest- Glitter Getaway Swirl, Green Leaves, Cardstock, Martha Stewart punches, small flower punch, journal tag, Prima butterfly, Dusty Attic chipboard, Mists, stickles, Kaisercraft-posies)

Celina Matthews
 This layout was created using The Robins Nest Ivy Trim paper was fussy cut and layered. The edges were ink and crackle medium was applied to the corners. Layers were created using the Ivy Trim, Green Leaves and Cardstock. Strips were created using punches. Flowers leaves and pearls were clustered around the page.
(Supplies: Robins Nest, Ivy Trim, Green Leaves, Cardstock, Distress Ink, Crackle Medium, Pink Paislee Tags, Flowers- Pet a Loo and Prima, Ribbon, buttons, Liquid Pearls, Fiskars Border Punch, Thickers)


Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Halloween Decorations!! Becky Conley

Hey there! I'm getting a jump on my Halloween Party decorations!

I made an invitation, goodie bags, Costume awards for the kids and book mark Party Favors!

I like "SPOOKY" parties! The gravestone is a free download off the internet, provided below.

Robin's Nest papers: Glitter purple bats , Glitter Leaf, Glitter Sepia trees on linen, Halloween Glitter Ghosts, Getaway Glittery Swirl Card stock, Glitter Snow Covered Trees and Glitter Halloween Eyes.
Fonts: Duetica-DT Piper B00 and E00
Brown glitter fibers: misc
The Best Glue Ever! (ScraPerfect)
3/8 hole punch
Corner rounder punch
deckle scissors

1. The award ribbon is made from a 4" circle of Getaway Glittery Swirl card stock with a1 1/2" strip of black card stock ruffled around the edges. The "award" title was printed in a 3.5" circle and attached over the ruffle. The straight ribbon is 2" x 6" Glitter Halloween Eyes.

2. Book mark favors are 2" x 6" with a 3/8" hole and fibers with the top two corners rounded.

3. The invitation is 4.5 x 6" Glitter Purple Bats. The graphic was printed onto white card stock and cut out, also a ghost was cut out and attached, then matted onto Glittery Swirl Card stock (back side is orange) and Glitter Snow Covered Trees trimmed with deckle scissors.

4. Measurements for the treat bag are 7" tall. Score the 12" paper at 4", 6", 10". Cut 1.5" tabs at bottom and glue together. Use a 1" scrap to seal the side of the bag. Trim the top with Deckle scissors. Attach the graphic and ghost.

Thank you so much for stopping, become a follower, we have awesome project ideas and inspiration!

Use this graphic if you'd like to make these party decorations!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Luggage Album:

Hello Robin's Nest fans!  Jan here today sharing a Luggae Album that sure to keep all your important documents safe!  Perfect to store your postcards, receipts and other memorabilia!   I used packing that some diecuts had come in and traced it onto this beautiful Distressed Honeycomb cardstock.  I've used Black Distressed Strip for the side straps. Cut two "Hardware" Diecuts and layer them on top of the side straps.  Cowboy Dew Drops make the perfect little buttons on the front.  The France stickers work so well for little luggage tags and inner page decor :)
Trace luggage pattern
                                                              Score in the center
                                                                     Cut straps.
                                                                         Diecut Hardware
                                                                        Glue atrps in place.
                                                             Glue hardware and trim at the top
                                                                Add Dew Drops
                                                       I used Sara Binder's for the inner pages.

                                                              Use France Stickers for the Luggage Tag and inner pages.

Friday, September 16, 2011

"Happy Birthday Girlfriend" card

Here's is a fun card I made using a few items from The Robins Nest!

Blue teal glitter paper, Hillside dew drops, and the back side of Princess paper.

I also used some scrap paper I had, black and blue ink, a clear art stamp, and gold/ crystal glitter glue.

~ Michelle Cummings

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Fall Flowers

I love trying out new ways to make my own flowers, and when I saw a "kite" flower, thought that it would be really cool with some of the autumn papers from the Robin's Nest. For the background and flower I used Glitter Leaf. The backside of the paper is the pretty stripe that I used as well. I mounted my flower on the matching Glitter Lime Chipboard.

Thanks for looking!
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