Sunday, October 30, 2011

Harvest/Halloween Blog Candy Blog Hop with The Robin's Nest Design Team

Thanks for joining us today! Our design team has created some absolutely darling creations! Make sure you visit each blog to see these adorable crafts!

In order to get blog candy you must be a follower on ALL blogs on the hop and leave a comment on each of the blogs on the hop.

Each blog is giving away blog candy!
There will be a larger prize for the grand prize winner!
The hop begins here!
Next is Terri Sproul's blog: 

Good luck and Happy Harvesting!
 * * *
I made the egg above using mini orange and gold dew drops and our canvas Howloween witch.

I cut the witch out in a circle and glued glitter on the canvas, then I glued it onto the egg. I used our Halloween dew drops and "matted" the canvas. Next I framed the matte with gold dew drops! Using Helmar glue, I drew swirly lines all over the egg and placed the gold dew drops along the glue line. To finish off, I filled the rest of the egg in with orange dew drops!
A little time consuming, but not bad. It reminds me of a haunted faberge egg. :)

 ~ Rachel

Friday, October 28, 2011

Tag with Viva Las Vegastamps and Robin's Nest

Viva Las Vegastamps are a great stamp company and we, Robin's Nest DT girls, got some of those lovely stamps to play with.
So here is my project made for both companies, this time I made a tag  using  Distressed  Glitter Plum Ants and Stripe Green Olive papers. The tag is 1.5 times bigger that a regular premade tag as I wanted some space for stamping and embellishing. I used the striped side of Olive  paper  for my  the basic tag, inked and distressed. Then another tag was made from the back  side of the same Olive paper and glued over.
The Plum paper was stamped with 2 background stamps- Collage Writing  and Design Solid Circles with a   third,Swirl stamp,  in three ink colors: black, white and brown, all of them were heat embossed with clear embossing powder.

I made a flag banner from the same striped paper and added a huge Prima flower over it. The flower petals were also stamped with white ink and a script background Viva Las Vegastamps  stamp.
The final embellishment was this Fancy  butterfly stamp- stamped, hand cut, embossed and covered with Pearl-Ex powders.

Then I added some Mardi Grass Dew drops over the butterfly and on the tag and my project was done.
Hope you like my use of both companies products.
See you on our fantastic blog hop in 2 days! Be here! Only treats and no Tricks!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Festive Christmas Card Blog Hop!

Thank you for coming by to see this weeks creation I made! For this card, I used the following materials:
Christmas Swirl Glitter Card Stock
Black and White glitter Pine Trees - I also used the nice green back.
White Snow Glitter Card Stock
Red and Green Dew Drops
Red glitter glue and foam tape.

Thanks for hopping by!

Stamping Fun with VivaLasVegaStamps!

I have had SO MUCH FUN with my stamps from VivaLasVegaStamps!
Today I have a frame I decorated with the stamps, some glimmer mist, paint, and Staz-On ink.
I am sorry I didn't get a picture of the frame before we started. I basecoated it with Linen FolkArt Acrylic Paint. 

I used the Crown Stamp , Baby walking stamp, and  Scrabble Alphabet Stamp. I stamped them first in Black Staz-On Ink, then sprayed the entire frame with Slate, Sapphire Blue, Blue Skies, Electric Blue, and Dragonfly Glimmer Mists. I dried them with my heat tool in between sprays. 
Here it is, all finished! 
And here are all the products I used...

I so TOTALLY LOVE these stamps!!!! Go check out VivaLasVegaStamps...the site is just full of awesomeness!
Thanks for looking!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Zombies, VivaLasVegaStamps, Robin's Nest & A Spooky Good Time

What is Halloween without a spooky zombie?  This one has come all the way from VivaLasVegaStamps looking for someone  or something for this upcoming Halloween and he found it at The Robin's Nest!  This month The Robin's Nest design team had the fun and honor of teaming up with VivaLasVegaStamps! to combine their stamps and our paper to create some spooky fun projects.  I chose the Zombie Man stamp and added the Glitter Halloween Eyes paper from The Robin's Nest to give the feeling that you are being watched before the zombie comes after you. The card is folded so that the center pops out at you making it feel like the zombie is about to walk out towards you.  Feeling scared yet?  Well, just remember Halloween is still a week away so there's plenty of time to go over to Viva Las Vegastamps! and The Robin's Nest to purchase some spooky good fun for yourself! 

Products Used:
Zombie Man from VivaLasVegaStamps!
Tuft of Grass from VivaLasVegaStamps!
Glitter Halloween Eye Paper from The Robin's Nest
Flame Dew Drops from The Robin's Nest
Sunset Dew Drops from The Robin's Nest
Dew Dew Glue

Sunday, October 23, 2011


I'm so excited to working with Viva Las VegaStamps. They have so many wonderful stamps to choose and right away I found a couple that I love.

And here's a Tag I made using Viva Las VegaStamps.

I used  the Sunflowers Stamp and colored it using prisma colored  pencils, and added second stamp called May Your Day Be Filled With Sunflowers. Lastly, I added mini Summer Shower Dew Drops.

I hope you enjoy this and be sure to check Viva Las VegaStamps.
Thank you and Have a wonderful week.


Saturday, October 22, 2011

Join us for Lots of Blog Candy!

No Trick all TREATS! 
The Robin's Nest Design Team is having a Large Blog Hop on Oct 31st with a Harvest/Halloween theme and we are give LOTS of treats out..  So Make sure you stop by our Blog on Oct 31st and check out all the amazing project our Design Team has been work on.  We will be give a way blog Candy on each of our Designer Blog and some here too...  To enter to win some of this Candy all you need to do is stop by here again on Oct 31st and become a follower of each of our Design Blogs and leave everyone a comment and you are entered...  It's that easy....  Tell your friends....

Friday, October 21, 2011

Card Making with The Robin's Nest and Viva Las Vegas Stamps!

This month The Robin's Nest Designers are having a product swap with Viva Las Vegas Stamps. I really like that you are offered a variety of mounting options from Viva Las Vegas. Some of us stampers are un-mounting all of our wooden mount stamps to make room for more. I use acrylic blocks and love that I can get un-mounted stamps and adhesive cling from Viva Las Vegas at great prices! I used The Robin's Nest paper and embellishments and three of the Viva Las Vegas Stamps for cards to share today!
The first card is made with The Robin's Nest Little Girl Crown Paper. I used the striped side with some pink organza ribbon as a band on top of the crown side. The frame is cut with brown card stock using the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge and then embellished with The Robin's Nest Dew Drops. The stamp is a Viva Las Vegas Stamp called Fan Lady on a Balloon. I pleated the stripe side of The Robin's Nest Little Girl Crown paper and stamped on top, then cut the bustle
and glued a bit of some micro pom pom trim under neath. I colored the image a bit using my blending pen and some pink ink. The sentiment is from K. Andrews Designs called Fashionable Friends. To make the banner, I just cut a strip of paper, stamped my sentiment to the right, trimmed the notch and softly pleated it a bit.

The second card is also made with The Robin's Nest Little Girl Crown Paper! I wanted to show both sides of the paper. So, I cut scallops on the inside of the circle and folded them back.
The Robin's Nest pink dew drops are used to accent the scallops. The sewing machine is by Viva Las Vegas and is called Singer Sewing Machine 2 1/2 x 2 1/2. The sentiment on this card is by Clear Art Stamps from the Sew Special Set. I added some sewing trim from the stash (I think from Joanns), and a stripe of The Robin's Nest Little Girl Crown Paper on top.
My final card is made with The Robin's Nest Winter Snowflake and Glitter Snowflake Stripe papers. The stamp is Viva Las Vegas Steampunk Christmas Tree. I used the Winter Snowflake navy sweater side for the background and fussy cut a snowflake from the snowflake side. I stamped an extra tree and fussy cut one circle out to stamp "Joy" on. The sentiments are from a Close to My Heart for which I have lost the name, but it is in the newest catalog. To tie all of my items together, I used some turquoise Stickles to embellish the tree, and snowflakes. The white snowflake is made with a McGill punch and The Robin's Nest Precious Girl Diamond Dew Drops. I used the same banner technique and added three of the Precious Girl Diamond Dew Drops!

Spooky "Boo" book!

This week for The Robins Nest, I thought it would be fun to make a spooky "Boo" book!

I used a generic chip board boo album, Which I decorated the pages with Halloween paper from The Robins Nest shop,
And accented the pages with other fun spooky themed items including,

Some rubber stamped images from Viva Las Vegas Rubber Stamps!

These would be the top hat and woman's face which was made to look extra freaky with a set of googely eyes on the back of the book.

I hope you like my book and will inspired to create your own using stamps from Viva Las Vegas Rubber Stamps too!
You can buy them mounted or unmounted. They have a wide variety to suit all crafting needs.

~ Michelle Cummings

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Why Can't Halloween be Pink?

It's been a fun month at the Robin's Nest! We have been getting to play with some really fun stamps from Viva Las VegaStamps! I've made lots of Halloween projects this year, so I thought - who says that Halloween can't be pink and black? Now, I'm sure you are thinking that the Robin's Nest didn't happen to have their Boo Words paper in pink, and you're right! But with a little Taffy Pink Smooch and some fussy cutting, I had my sentiment ready for a girly Halloween.

Be sure and mark your calendars for October 31st - The Robin's Nest will be having a great blog hop with candy at every stop (and this candy won't even add any calories!)

Robin's Nest Products
Black Glitter Cardstock
Glitter Pink on Pink Swirl
Glitter Purple Bats Cardstock
Glitter Boo Words
Love Birds Dew Drops

Viva Las VegaStamps
Rosie The Skelaton

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

"Jane" Scrapbook Page by Becky Conley

Hello everyone! I'm very excited to welcome you to another Chattering Robins post.
I was in a scrapping mood so I created this fun layout.

Robin's Nest Supplies:
Little Girl Swirl Paper
Green Stencil printed on Linen card stock
Sunflower Dew Drops
Pink Glitter Flower
Yellow Glitter Butterfly
Glitter Gold Journaling block

Gold Glitter Card Stock Letters
Green Chipboard Leaf

Other Supplies:
Ribbon, tag and Raspberry Stickles, copper art wire

I used a paper saving technique to layer the background papers by cutting out 10" of the center so I would have the same paper to use as an accent in the lower right corner, which is trimmed to 6x6". The photo is glued only on the top and bottom so I could slide the tag behind it for journaling.

Dew drops accent the center of the glitter chipboard flower and stickles added some detailing to the glitter chipboard butterfly. I coiled copper art wire to make the butterfly body.

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog! Become a follower and become inspired with every new post!

Have a wonderful and crafty day.
Becky Conley

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Missing the Fall season

Our time in Ethiopia is coming to a close. We have 2 weeks left, and much to finish in our Humanitarian work here.

It is so refreshing for me to come onto the blog and see the wonderful projects that are being made with the Robin's Nest product line. I especially loved the Halloween banner, I truly want to make one for my home, what a cute idea. I also loved the Thankful covered basket. Fall is my favorite season, l love to pull out the sweaters in the drawers, the changing of the leaves, and the end of canning out of the garden. I love the crisp cool air, and how clean it feels. We haven't seen fall for 2 years now, and I'm afraid most of it will be over before we arrive in the United States, but the screen on my computer reminds me how beautiful it is.

Thanks to Scraps of Darkness for the great work using our papers. What a great match of talent with papers. I can't wait to get to my scrapbook room and use these ideas for my own layouts. Great work, great team.

Watch for the fall layouts to celebrate the Thanksgiving season for November. We have the cutest Turkey paper, and a fun layout with it. I also made a Pilgrim Hat book, that can stand up on it's own on your Thanksgiving table. It would be so fun for your guests to write on the journaling tags in the book why they are Thankful this year. It is a great addition to the Thanksgiving celebration, or for any reason you give thanks in your life.

I am missing fall, it somehow brings peace to my heart.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Butterflies Are Free Album

Hi Chattering Robin's fans!  Jan here with a "Butterflies are Free" Album.  There are several different techniques in the album including using Molding Paste and Glass Bead Gel.  Glimmer Mist colors the pages of an album made using recycled corrugated cardboard.  The beautiful "Fancy Butterfly" is Viva Las Vegastamps!  and I love the fine detail of this stamp!  I've used Robin's Nest Dew Drops (dd-143 Cotton Candy) and Aqua Velvet Ric-Rac as a border.  The newspaper borders are made by tearing strips of newspaper and then crinkling them up, straightening them back out and adhereing with glue.
close up

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Festive Christmas Card Blog Hop

Here is my creation for this round of the Festive Christmas cards blog hop!
From The Robins Nest line, I used:
Christmas Glitter Swirl, Black and White Pine Tree,  Fiskars present border punch, Fiskars tree punch, Martha Stewart branch punch, Holiday words stamps, red ink, tiara stickles.
Thanks for coming by, I hope you liked my card!
Please continue onto Carol Berns, she's next on the hop list. :)
Festive Friday Blog Hop
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. Debra Buckland  
14. Yolanda Anthony  
15. Maria Chuy Soto  
16. Laura Davidson  

~ Michelle Frae Cummings

My favorite time of the year....coming quickly...

Ok, I admit it, I LOVE is my favorite season! And then, after Thanksgiving, my favorite holiday, Christmas!
So, I have been thinking Fall and Thanksgiving all week....and that is what I was working on...all week!
It is a utensil caddy! I picked it up at Walmart, just plain, green, wire, and .... I started to think what I could do...
I took the Robin's Nest Glitter Leaf double sided paper  and trimmed it down to fit the sides. I kept the leaf paper on the long sides, and used the opposite side for the short ones.
I punched holes in the top and bottom corners and tied them with green raffia. I trimmed the ends short and on one side (the side that will be on display) I covered the holes with Chipboard leaves (and they are gorgeous! LOVE that they are edged with glitter).
I used the Gold Glitter Letter Stickers to put THANKFUL on a Glitter Gold Journaling Block. I used Tim Holtz Distress ink in Vintage Photo to edge the journaling block.
I tied a piece of dyed seam binding to the top for a handle.
On the inside of the holder, I cut a piece of the  Glitter Leaf double sided CS and put it on the bottom (to be sure none of the silverware slides thru).
I used the striped side for the inside so no glitter would get on the utensils!
The best part? I can untie the raffia and attach Christmas patterned CS to the utensil holder after Thanksgiving!
Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Our Last Week Visiting With Scraps of Darkness

  This is our last week featuring Scraps of Darkness and their talented designers.
  Scraps of Darkness featured The Robins Nest papers in their beautiful August kit titled "Envy."

Let's meet the remaining designers on their wonderful team!

Renea Harrison

Renea started on this beautiful layout by edge punching the purple background Robins Nest paper. She used a get medium mixed with acrylic paint and stenciled the textured design onto the paper. Layers of cardstock were inked and distressed and edge punched. The edges of the photo were distressed and the title of the layout handwritten on the mirror! A chipboard corset was painted with Tattered Angels Glam, dipped in glimmer glass and then laced up with thread. The finishing touch was adding a distressed corner with tulle and mini roses tucked in for a vintage touch!

(Supplies: Pattern Paper- The Robins Nest, Flowers- Prima, Cardstock, Pink Paislee Mistables, Tattered Angels Glam, Glimmer Glass, Chipboard, Sizzix Die, Martha Stewart Punches)

Charlotte Jenkins

Charlotte started out cutting the Robins Nest Stencil Green paper down to 11x11. She then distressed and inked the edges. Further layers were created by cutting the papers down and layering into the design edges being distressed and inked. The doilies were were covered in gold embossing powder. A Pink Paislee Journal tag was added along with flowers, pin,  dragon fly and crystal flourish.

(Supplies: The Robins Nest- Green Stencil, Olive Fleur, Glitter Spa Journey Colorbox Pigment inks, Cardstock, Pink Paislee Mistables, Misc- dragonfly, crystal flourish, doilies, ribbon, flowers

Karen Zueger

  Karen used a lot of layering and inking on this layout. The photo was taken in a Redwood Grove and she wanted to capture the fall season and earthy feel in her project.   The small chipboard trees were inked  and used the excess chipboard for some framing. A Tim Holtz Birds stamp was used on the clock face.  The moss and grapevines are from Karens yard  and she was able to incorporate them to lend  a feel of the forest.  
( Supplies:Fleur Green Olive, Kaisercraft Chateause Collection, Dusty Attic "Small Trees"
Tim Holtz Distress Inks -- Crushed Olive & Vintage Photo, Tim Holtz Bird stamp, Petaloo Velvet Hydrangeas)

Monday, October 10, 2011

A Trip Back In History

This summer my family was able to go to our local museum and see some of the wonderful artifacts that have been rescued from the Titanic disaster.  Due to the quickly deteriorating conditions of those artifacts I was unable to take pictures of them, but I did capture a few pictures of displays that were up around the museum.  I used the netting from The Robin's Nest to create a pocket that I put the exhibit tickets inside of to scrap them, too.  The main ticket shown in this layout contained the name and information of one of the passengers aboard the ship that fateful day.  As we walked through the exhibits we were able to see how these passengers would have lived and where they stayed on the ship.  As we reached the end of it, there were lists of the names of those who parished and of those who survived.  This particular ticket was the one my husband received and on that day he would have been a third class passenger and would have gone down with the ship. 

Robin's Nest Products Used:

Brown Fish Net
Water Logged Rub On
Glitter Black Starfish Paper
Dew Dew Glue

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Boo Card {Halloween Card}

Three more weeks till Halloween...and I hope you all are already for the FUN and scary moments.

I have a quick and FUN Halloween card that I'd like to share with you.
Here it is....

and here's the inside

I used the 12x12 Halloween Glitter Swirl Cardstock and made it as my card base. I LOVE this cardstock because on one side is solid orange and on the other side is solid black with Glitter Swirl.
And one cardstock can make 2 cards. 

The front side, I decorated it using Halloween Glitter Ghosts  {I cut out one of the ghost and made it dimensional using pop dot} and Glitter Boo Words. I also used Fairy Dust Dew Drops.

On the inside, I only used Halloween Rub On.

Love the way my Halloween card turned out.
It's so glittery and scary.....:D
Have a great week Robin Nest Fans.


Mardi Gras with Halloween goddies- best match

Hello, my dear Robin's Nest friends! Irit  is here with my first October project.
October is this Halloween time and when I got my DT goodies, the box was just full of all kind of Halloween products. As we don't celebrate Halloween in Israel (also you will see my Halloween project on our future blog hop here as I just love- love those colors and spooky looks), I moved to some similar issues and this Mardi Gras photo of my daughters from their trip to USA was a perfect match.
So here is your chance to use those Halloween products again and for those  of us, who celebrate Jewish Purim- anothe , third chance, to scrap all costumes and masks.

Product list:
Other products: EK Cricles Border punch, Mardi Gras necklace.
And now for a very quick " how to do this" list:
Use Distressed Honeycomp paper as your lo base. Make  3 border strips with EK Circles border punch using the back side of Halloween Glitter Eyes paper and arrange them as shown around the White glitter with Turkey  cardstock. Sorry, dear Turkey, you are out on this lo. LOL..Add your photo and using a real Mardi Gras beads glue a frame around it. You can sure use gold Dew Drops, I just wanted  to add some recycled non scrappy item here, as I always try to do.
Embellish 3 glitter masks with Dew drops,  tie ribbons and adhere them as shown. Add the small punched circles from the border punch strips randomly over  your page. Add the title over your photo. 
That's it for today. See you  again this month with my second project and even a third time on our team Halloween blog hop.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Happy Halloween Banner!

I love making banners for special occasions and holidays and knew The Robin's Nest papers would be perfect for a Halloween banner! So, I pulled out my stash and got cutting. I started with The Robin's Nest Glitter Purple Bats paper and cut the banner piece using my Cricut and SCAL 2, but you can cut these by hand as well! On top of that I layered a scalloped circle cut with the Mini Mongrams cartridge, but there are many punches available. The next layer is the Tim Holtz rosette die, cut in The Robin's Nest Polka Dot/Stripe paper. I like to glue rosettes with my low temp glue gun and use a plain circle on the back side first. This first step holds all the folds in place, but I find it difficult to center the circle perfectly. So, I alway use the scalloped circle cut with the die to glue on top of the rosette afterward. This allows me to center it perfectly and adds stability to the rosette.

I then punched 1 1/2" white circles and inked the edges with purple ink to repeat the purple in the glitter bats paper. I punched The Robin's Nest Glittered Chipboard in Lime green with a scalloped circle and set it off center. I hoped it looked a bit eyeballish this way! On the final layer, I used the Typewriter alphabet my Paper Pizazz. I loved the foggy look to these.

I have displayed my title in two layers to separate the words "Happy" and "Halloween", but you could also string them together adding a motif in the middle and hang it across a mantle. I would love to find the time to add a spiderweb in the middle of this one!

Below is a picture off all of my layers from left to right, starting at the top of the stack and working down to the bottom. All of the letters were then punched at the top with a Family Treasures punch I have had forever. I then threaded my ribbon through with a big embroidery needle.

The Robin's Nest Glittered Purple Bat Paper
The Robin's Nest Halloween Polka Dot/Stripe

The Robin's Nest Lime Green Glittered Chipboard

Orange Card Stock

White Card Stock

Cricut Mini Monogram

Paper Pizazz Typerwriter Alphabet


Slotted border punch

Scal 2 (optional)

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