Friday, May 31, 2013

Flaming Hot Bookmarks!

 For the last day of School, (June 11th) Dyllan and I always put together something for his classmates...stickers, pencils, a small toy...this year however, I thought to save the money and make  "Flaming Hot Bookmark"!
We used Mango Flame Thermal Icing and Clouds from The Robins Nest.
We cut out a basic surfboard shape and traced it onto the back side of the flame paper with a pencil, keeping the surfboards close to maximize as much of the paper as possible.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

I love USA

 Hello girls The Robin's Nest

Although I do not know the United States is a country that I love.
And one day I will certainly walk in this wonderful country!!
This card is a small tribute to this country, the people who live there and the people who fight for it.
God bless America!!
This collection is gorgeous!!
It was a card with enough volume because it has muits layers.
Sorry because I could not find my camera and my phone camera is not very good.
Have a beautiful day!!

House Numbers and dew drops

Hello all,

Robin here.  I decided to do a project and dew drop my house numbers.  Now mind you, we took the numbers off our house 7 years ago and never put them back on because they don't match.  So as I was wanting to find a new and different project to blog, I was cleaning the laundry room, and found these on one of the shelves.

Mmm, I thought this is it, I will paint and dew drop my letters, and Dana can put them up on our house.  So I painted them with a rust colored paint.  I left the numbers white, but as I was painting, our little grand daughters arrived and I did not shut my scrapbook room door.  Well, they were a BIG help, haha, and I ended up painting the numbers white, because somehow, no one knows, they were rust!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Start your Summer Aflaming!!

Check out how fabulous the Rumple Ribbon from Lovebug Creations work with the Robin's Nest Flame series of papers!  If your weather is still cool (like it is here in MI), this combo will start your crafting a flame!

Here I used William from the Family Ties Rumple Ribbon Collection to create an apron.
You can add a note card for your message...or use the pocket to tuck in a treat or two!

Monday, May 27, 2013

Wedding Anniversary Layout

Hi! Gen here again to share another project with you guys :) In my blog, I shared my thoughts behind this very special layout --- my 10th wedding anniversary gift for husband. Yay! Thank You God!

I started my creative process by hand-cutting  the black and white damask cardstock from the Hot Flame collection, placed it on a white cardstock, added my photos and just went on and  had fun machine stitching, following the heart shape. While stitching, I visualized dewdrops to be floating on those stitched pattern... love the effect!

I thought, black and white and a little bit of gold (although it's not our 50th yet haha) so I made these handmade flowers by playing with my scissors this time. Cut lots of circles of black, kraft, olive green and gold, layered them, topped with sequins. Not just fun. It's also therapeutic :)

Then comes the journaling. I draw lines, wrote my thoughts with my trustworthy Sharpie pen.

Lastly, I splattered some black mist and added little paper accents here and there. I hope this also inspired you to play around and just have fun. Go machine stitch. Play with your scissors freely.Write your thoughts. Get dirty with a little bit of medium. Just enjoy!

You may want to check out the Hot Flame papers which are ON SALE now! Click HERE.

By the way, I hope you check and follow my blog and if you do, kindly leave me a comment with your blog link so I can visit and follow your blog too! Hope we will be blogging buddies! :)


Sunday, May 26, 2013

Steampunked Owl Container

Hi everyone! And welcome back to the Chattering Robin's blog!!! I would like to share with you a super easy project I created for The Robin's Nest using some of the Hot Flame Line which is on sale this month for 20% off over at their store

Also The Robin's Nest this month has teamed up with Love Bug Creations in which The design team get to use their Rupple Ribbons which is sooooo vivid and fun to use!!!
I had a empty Crystal Light container that I wanted to use for my project and when I first seen the Hot Flame Line the first thing that crossed my mind was motorcycles, racing and barbecue. I knew I wanted to do something different but I didn't know what.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

More with Middles

I was so happy with using a paper border print in the middle of a page, that I decided to try it again!  For the page below I cut the page at 6"  and glued it to the other end.  I cut my marquee shape with Cricut's Storybook cartridge and hand cut away a portion on one side to high light the great flames in The Robin's Nest paper!  I love the look of the Mango flame with the Plum Fleur!
To embellish the page I added a mix of flowers from Prima, Close to My Heart and die cuts with Dew Drop centers.  I kicked up the Want2Scrap black swirl bling with the addition of The Robin's Nest Diamond Dew Drops i the Abracadabra mix.  This mix is my favorite for Halloween projects!  And the title is made with K& Company letters with the year in stickers by the Robin's Nest.
Be sure to check out the Flame line at The Robin's Nest before the end of May!  It is 20% off through the end of the month!  And give The Robin's Nest beautiful border papers a chance to take front and center!

The Robin's Nest Mango Flame Border Paper
The Robin's Nest Plum Fleur Card Stock
Black Card Stock
The Robin's Nest Abracadabra Dew Drop Mix
The Robin's Nest Summer Dew Drops
Want2Scrap Black swirl
Black Stickles
Gold Stickles
Prima Flowers
K&Co Letters
The Robin's Nest White Alpha Stickers

Friday, May 24, 2013

Altered Jewelry Holder

 A couple of weeks ago, I stopped into my local Goodwill store to see if they had any summer skirts I could wear for summer. Not one skirt. Can you believe that? However, I did manage to find some cute summery tops and this jewelry holder. Because it had roses and my younger Sisters middle name is rose, I thought I would alter it and give it to her for Mothers Day. :)

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

A Hot Dad's Card

Mandi here with another card  that uses the flame collection and the Love Bug Creations rumple ribbon. This time it is for Father's Day.
Border punch
Star and circle punch
Correction tape
Sentiment stamp
Black ink
Brown Chalk ink
On the clock paper I gave it an aged look by rubbing my chalk ink  on the edges. 
I gave the tag I cut out of the deer paper and distressed look by  applying the correction tape to the edges and scraping some of it off with a craft knife. I love the nice big bow. 
To make the seal first punch a star out of the Chili flame paper than punched out your circle. Doing the star first let's you make sure that your star is center.
Hope you enjoyed today's card. Thanks to Love Bug Creations for teaming up with us this month and don't forget about the 20% off sale on the Hot Flame line. 

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Little Boy Blue

Some of the items we are featuring this month at The Robin's Nest are the new Special Delivery Baby sets.  I chose the Special Delivery Baby Boy set for my project.  I decided to do a one page, 8 x 8 layout and showcase it in a square frame.  I absolutely love the way it came out!

I used the following items in my post (click below to see the paper on the Robin's Nest website):

I started by distressing a piece of blue cardstock by sanding it and then adhering it to a piece of chipboard.  Next, I cut a rectangle out of the Rocking Horse Specialty Paper (no measuring, just a quick couple of cuts).   I cut various pieces from the Special Delivery Boy Paper and used distress ink to age them.  My cut pieces were all triangle type shapes (nothing exact).  I glued the Special Delivery paper (face down) to the underside of the opening in the Rocking Horse paper (wide end glued down).  I then used a few different trims I had in my stash to surround the opening, and then glued the smaller end of the Special Delivery pieces down around the trimmed out area.  I completed my layout by adding a "Little Treasure" tag  and then adhering the Rocking Horse portion to the solid cardstock  portion and then adding the piece as a whole to my frame.  I just love the colors and the way the frame gives it such a finished look. 

In these last pictures I added a piece of scrap paper to show how you would just insert your photo and glue it down . . . or I was thinking about gluing a mini clothespin at the top of the opening so that you could even change out the photo.  What do you think?

Make sure to leave me a comment and let me know what you think.  Thanks for stopping by; make sure to hop over to the Robin's Nest Website to check out the New Baby Boy and Baby Girl Special Delivery sets.

~ Make Today Count

Monday, May 20, 2013

Flames of Achievement Graduation Card

Love Bug Creations
 Hey there Robin's Nest fans, and welcome back to the blog.  The featured collection this month is The Robin's Nest  Hot Flame Line papers.  These are HOT, HOT, HOT!  and are on sale this month for a COOL 20% off.  They are so fun and very masculine, but if you've been following along this month, you will see that our design team has made them more feminine, too.  Needless to say, they are very versatile and you are limited only by your imagination.

By the way, take a look at the new Special Delivery Baby Boy and Baby Girl kits.    They are so cute and charming, you will want both kits.  I have made two more cards from the Baby Boy kit to share with you today.

We are also very pleased to be teaming up with Love Bug Creations this month, using some of their scrumptious rumple ribbons in our creations.  These ribbons are so fun to use, and the colors are absolutely gorgeous!

The first card I want to share with you today is using some of the new Hot Flame Line collection papers.  This card is made especially for a graduate, but you could certainly use it for any kind of special achievement that you would like to acknowledge.

Layout Robins Nest

Hello to all!
This week I've been showing you guys one-page paper using the Robins Nest.

Stock up on the RN Flame Line it's 20% off all month long! Perfect for the biker, motor-cross enthusiast, lover of fast cars or just the tough Dad with a mellow heart.
I opted for a more sedate and layout for girls and so I used Damask Black and White.

 I simply love the texture of these papers!


 I always use Dew Drops in my butterflies. I love it!!

Thanks for visiting us today!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Picture Frame Plaque

Good morning and welcome to another Robin's Nest post.  The papers they have are incredible and this month this Flames Collection is 20% off.  There is so much versatility.  Here is a plaque I was commissioned to make.  My business is picking up more and more and for that I am very thankful.  A coworker asked me to make something "Harley Davidson" for her bff.  I remembered these papers I had gotten from the Robin's Nest and knew exactly what I wanted to do for her.  This is how I started:
I started with one of my trays 
and painted it black actually I had to do 3 coats.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Burning Rubber with the Flames Collection!

                                  Greetings TRN Fans!
The Design Team this month are creating with a fun and detailed paper collection, The Flames Collection! This collection is 20% off all month!
This collection so fun & amazing for Car racing, motorcycle, dirt bikes, skate boarding, ect! I created a LO using 2 pictures from when my daughter rode some go carts! The perfect paper for this LO!
We are also creating with LoveBug Creations
Rumple Ribbon this month too!
The Rumple Ribbon colors are so fun and vibrant! They have a large variety of colors to choose from! Thank you LoveBug Creations for sponsoring us this month!
For this LO I titled it Burning Rubber! Our daughter loves to ride these go carts and go as fast as she can!
The background paper I used the Mango flame border paper.
I added some fun tire marks with adding some ink to a toy car!
For the large flame I fussy cut that from the Chili flame border paper.
The flames on the banner and the stars I used the Little Flame chili paper.
For the Rumple Ribbon I used Sunflower and Sunset on the banner!
The letters for the title are from the Red glitter stickers from TRN!
I love the vibrant colors in this paper collection! Did you know they have a Dew drop collection called Flame dew drops?! A close up of the colors and link are below! They go perfect with the colors of the Flame collection!
I used a couple of the colors by the stars on the LO!
For the Fast sticker that's from TRN called Hot wheel sticker.
The arrows are from my stash.

Here's a close up of the flames on the stars I punched!
Also a few of the dew drops.
Here's the Flame Dew Drops!
The colors go perfect with this collection and all the stickers collection too!
The cool thing about this dew drops collection they come in small and medium size!
For more ideas using the Flame Collection keep checking back here on TRN Blog! The DT team has been sharing some very creative & amazing ideas and projects!
Have a wonderful and safe weekend!
Michelle H.

#1 Hot Rod Dad!

This week I thought it would be fun to make a "Hot Rod" style card!
 I stamped a truck image (from Stampin Up) onto white cardstock and colored it in with Spectrum Noir pens.  With a black pen, I added some flames. I trimmed out the truck and placed it on the card with the following from The Robins Nest:
For the cards corners, I ran  soda can sheets through my embossing folders and die machine.
 Then I cut them into the corner shapes.

Thanks for coming by, have a great weekend!
Michelle Frae Cummings

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Flaming Chili Peppers!

Hi Everyone,

As you drive along roads in Arizona, within nearly every mile, you can pull to the side of the road and buy a beautiful string of hot red chili peppers. Chili Flame Cardstocks are a perfect way to celebrate this Southwest tradition. This month, The Robin's Nest is bringing you amazing projects that showcase the Hot Flame Line. Take a break from your busy schedule and enjoy all the creativity.

Today's project uses Chili Flame CardstockChili Flame Border, and Rumple Ribbon from Lovebug Creations.

Supplies Used

The finished card is 5-1/2" x 5-1/2".  The card front is Ochre Classic Glitter Cardstock, matted with the solid side of Chili Flame Border.  

I fussy cut the flame border and angled flames from each corner toward the center of the card.

A 3-1/4" square was cut from Chili Flame Cardstock - matted with Ochre Classic Glitter and the solid side of Chili Flame Border.  This was popped up in the center of the card.  
I cut several small "chili pepper" shapes and covered them with different shades of glitter.  These are arranged on a Spellbinders die cut out of Ochre Classic Glitter.  The chili peppers were embellished with Sunflower Rumple Ribbon.  The ribbon is tied in a bow, with the ends sliced to resemble straw.  

A few Winter Retreat Dew Drops finish off the card.  How ironic that "Winter Retreat" Dew Drops would make this card so hot!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Embellish your Home

Ever wonder if there are other things you can embellish in your home with Dew Drops?  I am always thinking, this could use a few dew drops, or that frame would be so cute with a few dew drops added to it.
I embellished my towel holder with dew drops!  This is inside my main floor bathroom by the kitchen.  I love fleur de lis, and so here it is, embellished with pearl dew drops.

So here it is, so cute!  

I'd love to hear what you have embellished in your house, or what you want to embellish.
We will give a $15 gift certificate for one of the ideas posted on this blog post, tell your friends to make a comment on this post with your ideas on what you would or have embellished in your home.



Tuesday, May 14, 2013


This month, Robin's Nest is pairing up with Lovebug Creations...
and the result is some explosive ideas!

Stock up on the RN Flame Line's 20% off all month long!

Today, I have 3 feisty cards to show you.
One great thing about each of them is that you can use small, long envies to mail them out.
(6 3/4 x 3 5/8 x 6 1/2)
You know...a box of 72 for a buck at the dollar store.
You know I'm talking your language!!
Then, go out and buy some Rumple Ribbon with the money you saved on envies!

Here is a mischievous slider card.  The inside card measures 3 x 5 inches.
I inserted large, white eyelets so that the Simply Grey Rumple Ribbon can easily slide up and down!

Check out the texture on these black flames...on Mango Flame papers!

View when pulled out!

Father's Day is just around the corner. 
Do you have a guy who likes to grill?  
These flames aren't just for devils and hogs!
All stamps for these cards can be found at Starving Artistamps!

 Your starting paper is 3 x 12 inches.  
For an easy to follow tutorial, just check out the one I posted a while back ON MY BLOG.

Rain drop Dew Drops are clear and come in a package of mixed sizes. 
I think they are my latest "favorite" dew drop!!

Tag...who is next?
A small, tall tag card!
When folded, the card measures 6 x 3.5 inches. will fit in one of those small envies too!
Just cut a triangle off...and slide in a tag.
I just think that the grey really contrasts well with the Mango Flame papers!

I looped my ribbon through this large, white eyelet again.  
Note the awesome, awesome embossing!  
Oh how I emboss all my images!!

For more ideas, run like your pants are on fire over to the Lovebug Creations Company Blog!

Thanks for visiting us today!
Dawn Mercedes, of Sunnyside Up
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