Sunday, June 29, 2014

Artsy Stuff Folio~Part 2

Hi everyone! It's me, Tonya, and I'm here to share the inside of my finished folio with you. If you didn't see last Sunday's post of how I I created this folio you can find it here. I created it using the Paris Collection by the Robin's Nest which is 20% off this month. It is simply a gorgeous paper collection and I had some much fun creating this folio with it.

Since I have tons of scraps of paper, embellishments, print-outs, stamped images and stickers I decided I really needed to use up some of my stash thus the name, artsy stuff folio. :-) 

I used a sticker from the Spring Sticker sheet and added a stamped sentiment and a digital image on top of the sticker. I finished off the woman digi with a black sequin that I adhered to her bonnet. On the opposite page I cut-out the word "love" from the Wedding Cut-Outs Cardstock and inked the edges and adhered to the top of a scrap of Spring Flowers Glitter Cardstock and topped off with a heart cut out.

The Burt's Bees' saying actually came off an envelope I received in the mail. I knew I would use it one way or another in one of my craft projects. I adhered it to the top of a scrap of Airplane Cardstock. I fussy cut a bee out from a digital sheet to finish it off.

The Royal page is a hodge podge of Regency StickersSpring StickerPearl Dew DropsGreen Butterflies Glitter CardstockBaroque Specialty Paper and I used a Sizzix die and cut from the Brown Animal Glitter Cardstock a Eiffel tower which I embossed with a Ruler embossing folder.

On the cupcake page I had a request to create a Hannukah card and I had the leftover printout "Keep Calm and Hannukah on". Well, I decided to use it to create a cupcake page. The dancer is cut from Dark Vanilla Silver Glitter Cardstock which I used the backside of the cardstock along with Vanilla Fluer Glitter cardstock Spring Sticker sheetsequins and printables to create this yummy page.
The other page I cut out from the Wedding Cut-Outs Cardstock the "I love you" sentiment and since I had the little girl sitting in the moon I decided to do I love you to the moon and back.  The alphabet stickers are from the Robin's Nest and the smile sentiment I cut from a card I had received for my birthday. I thought it went perfectly with the little smiling boy.

The "I'm beautifully made" I created from an app I have on my phone and I knew I had to add it in the folio along with some birds and saying printables and of course Robin's Nest goodness.

I used the Sweet Girl Sticker and a variety of scraps of cardstock from the Robin's Nest to create this fun Lottie doll clock doll. The clock is cut from the Black and White Clock Cardstockink with pink chalk ink and game spinners are added for the clock hands. The opposite page I added little coin envelopes and added scrapbook paper and digital images to finish them off.

If you have any questions about any of the printables , rubber stamps or embellishments I used please let me know and I will do my best to answer. This was for me an extremely long post and it was hard to cover everything…fingers are cramping up ;-)

Supplies Used:

Robin's Nest: Paris CollectionSpring Sticker sheet Wedding Cut-Outs CardstockSpring Flowers Glitter CardstockAirplane CardstockRegency StickersPearl Dew DropsGreen Butterflies Glitter CardstockBaroque Specialty PaperBrown Animal Glitter CardstockDark Vanilla Silver Glitter CardstockVanilla Fluer Glitter cardstock, Alphabet Stickers, Pink Roses on Green CardstockSweet Girl StickerPink Glitter CardstockWineberry Glitter CardstockBlack and White Clock CardstockAquamarine Sorbet Glitter Cardstock
Sizzix: Tim Holtz- Fluer de Lis and Eiffel Tower die and  Rulers Embossing Folder. Sizzits- Brenda Walton-Dancer die
Altered Pages: Hannukah Joy Printout

Remember you only have a couple more days to stop by the Robin's Nest and purchase  the Paris Collection which is 20% off this month.
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Sunday is awesome and enjoy creating!!!

Friday, June 27, 2014

Patriotic Dew Drop Candy Dish

Hello again!  Tara here, I am really excited to be posting today.  As some of you may know we are an Army Military family and with July just a few days away we have started pulling out the patriotic themed items and putting them on display. 

 I found this cute star shaped candy dish at the Dollar store not to long ago and I fell in love with it, as I do love star things.  It was just a plain clear glass dish.  I thought it would be a lot of fun to make it a craft project.

I went to my craft room and got to work.  I love love love dew drops and thought I would do something to match a craft I made about this time last year, a dew drop American Flag. I did a line around the top, middle, and bottom one each of the red, white and blue dew drops.  I liked this but it still seemed to need a little more..... so I flipped it over to the bottom and traced the outline of the star in dew drops alternating through the red, white and blue again and this really completed the candy dish for me!
 I am pretty happy with the results of the finished project, and my kids are just excited I put candy in a candy dish on display in our home.


Here are a couple pictures of the project I did last year and this new candy dish project I made this year.  These both look so cute on display in our home.

Well I hope this post finds you all doing well!  Until next time...
Happy Crafting, 

Patriotic Mosaic Planters Pot

Hi, Michelle here with a fun summer project you can do in a day!

 Independence Day is soon approaching, so I thought to make something to brighten up our kitchen. 
I thought after I fill the bottom with beans or rice, I could place some flags and some festive decorations!
 I used a plain paper mache medium pot from the craft store.

Next I gave it two coats of white acrylic paint. 
I then painted the inside a pretty teal and the pots rim with red paint.

 I cut the Glitter Awning and Teal Glitter into 1" strips, then triangles.
 I adhered the triangles onto the pot with a glue sealer.
 Next I cut the Glitter Red Rope also into 1" strips and then carefully cut in between the glittered designs. I glued these in place with the glue sealer.
  When done, I coated the entire pot, inside and out with the glue sealer.
While the pot was still tacky from the glue coating, I added dots of a embellishment glue and added the Indigo Diamond Dew Drops.
I actually made two of these pots. One for me and one for a friend. 
Think she will like it?

Here are the Materials I used:
Glitter Red Rope

Thanks for coming by and happy creating!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

I "Love" America Mini Book

Hello Everyone,

There is nothing more exciting to me than to see patriotism.  We have 3 sons, and all three are soldiers in the American Army.   These sons could not make a mother more proud.  I am in awe at their service to thier country.
Between our three sons we have been through 6 deployments.  I can honestly say we put our Trust in God to watch over them and bring them safely home.

I also love thier wives, the support they give to them, and how well they take care of thier children at home so our sons don't worry about the home front.  It is hard for a husband soldier to be gone 1 year to 18 months at a time, and the mom home with the kids keeping the homefront safe and peaceful for thier children.  What an honor for me to have these sons and thier wives in our family.  I love each and every one of them.

I created this book about America.  How much I love my country.  What a great week of posts we have each touching the love we all have for America.  How lucky we are for sure to live in such a wonderful place.  Our freedom, and our livelihood.  We are so, so very lucky. 

I created this book using circles, stars, and tag shapes. The circles are created by using a dinner and salad plate. Each one just drawn on the cardstock and then cut out. So simple, and the tag, cut from an Accut die we have in the warehouse.

Page one is the traced dessert plate, and a large star glued together, it is above the first picture on this post.  It is the cover of the book.  I also wrapped the star/circle with glittered narrow ribbon from May Arts.  This is a technique I saw in Germany on all the flower arrangements, only they used a very fine curly wire.  Wish I can find that curly wire here.  I used silver and red.  Then the "I" is a die cut covered with light blue dew drops.  The red glitter heart is die cut from our glitter chipboard.  And our America comes glittered already printed.  Love those glitter words, so easy to use for sure.  I have used the glitter blue and silver fireworks through out the book, along with glitter blue and red stars, and trio stars.  These come with white around the edge of them, and I trimmed the white edge off.

Page 2 is a tag.  I so love using different shapes in a book to create an uncoventional look.  I added a journaling cut out shape and Lady Liberty to the page so that writing about America or my sons would be easy.  Embellishments are again stars, and fireworks.

 Page 3 is another star.  I used the back of one of the America papers along with a glitter word, fireworks and stars, and journaling tag.

Page 4 is a tag with blue burlap, USA glitter word, stars, fireworks, journaling tag, and a sticker from our USA sticker sheet.

Page 5 is the size of a dinner plate 8", so the book is an 8x8 round book.  Again I used America line of paper, glitter fireworks, and a sticker from the USA sticker sheet.
 Page 6 is the American flag paper, with glitter words, glitter trio stars and blue glitter chipboard tags die cut from a spellbinders die, and the flag is from the USA sticker sheet.  Each of these pages can also be used on the back and embellished.  I have only shown you the front side of each page.

The completed book is fabulous!  It is held together with a blue ring purchased from Staples and a blue bow.  Perfect to journal all my feelings about America and add photos, wallet size to customize the project just for me.  You can add what ever extra you want too. 

A great extra addition would be stars made from diamond drops.  They will be shown on my July 4th post.

Again,  love, love, love America.  Who we are, and who we continue to be.

Thanks for stopping by,



Monday, June 23, 2014

A look at Paris...

A Look at Paris...
It's only a dream, but I'd love to see the Eiffel Tower one day. I made this card using the Paris Collection found here. The papers, chipboard shapes, lettering and of course all of the Dew Drops add so much to this classic theme. I hope you like it.


Receive 20% off the entire "Paris Collection" for the month of June.
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Sunday, June 22, 2014

Rich colouring using Paris Collection

Hi Bev here today to share some fabulous brown/ blue combos. I think they look 
so rich and elegant together... and it's called the Paris Collection.

Up first is a multi layered layout page using a photo of my grandmother and 
all the grandkids. I am the little dark haired girl on her right side... wasn't I cute?
I used many layers with fun tilts to the paper layers. 
I then stitched around the outer edge, zig zagged around the cenre main piece and
also some diagonal stitching across the upper and lower corner. 
Follow along with the detail shots to view the great clustered accents.

In this close ups we see stitching, clustered embellies and the bird has glittered added. 
The cage is twine tied and has some stickers behind it.

This corner details the fun angles of the papers, lots of stitching and some added punchinella.

Under the photo is just a touch of inked edges journaling piece, alpha letters for title and 
Gina's Design embelly has added dew drop accents. Behind is another 
floral sticker.

This card using the same colouring with a touch of green added.
What a great guys card.
I used lots of scraps and punched a border and finished this
card off with some fun Robin's Nest stickers... a little doodled stitching and 
a piece of tied twine.

Supplied Used:
Robin's Nest Products:
Embellishments: Gina's Design 
Pen: Staedtler black
Other: twine, alpha, punchinella, glitter

Be sure to remember to stop by and check out the Paris Collection which is 20% off this month at the Robin's Nest store.

Artsy Stuff Folio ~ Part 1

Hi everyone! It's me, Tonya and I'm here to share this month's project for the Robin's Nest using the Paris Collection which is 20% off this month.
I had seen a video of the Tim Holtz folio a few weeks ago and thought, "Hey! I can create my own!" So this is what I came up with.

First off I cut down two file folders as seen below.

Next I painted the "folds"on both sides of the file folders and once dry I adhered the 5" sides on top of each other. Also I rounded the edges of the flaps.

Next I measured from the "folds" and I cut two 4 1/2"x4" pieces, painted the "folds" and adhered to the back side of the folio.

Next cut all three pages 5 1/2"x 10 1/2" from a file folder and fold each page as follows: 
Fold  1" in to give a 4 1/2"x10 1/2" page
Fold 1 1/2" in to give a 4"x10 1/2" page
Fold  2" in to give a 3 1/2"x10 1/2" page
Round all corners with a corner punch. Next I used my bottle cap punch to punch holes down the fold every  2". I used baker's twine to sew together all three pages together. I tied it off with a nice little bow. :-)

Inside view.

Be sure to get a good fold (where the pages are laying flat) this will create a "water-fall" effect in the folio.

I cut the various cardstock from the Paris Collection to fit the front side of each page in my folio. I cut the pages slightly smaller and rounded the edges. Also I adhered the back page to the inside of the folio. You could leave the top or side open so you could add a pull out tag but for this time around I didn't want to do that. :-)

The "Life You've Imaged" is a tag I received in a swap that used to create a flap. 

The completed blank inside of my folio.

The cover I decorated with dew drops, scraps of cardstock, ribbon, lace, sequins, paper flowers, chipboard from Gina's Designs. The metal closure handle is from Paper Studios. I plan on creating a bigger version since I now know what I'm doing…lol :-)

Supplied Used:

4 File Folders
Baker's Twine
Corner Rounder
Spare Parts Closure Handles
Tim Holtz: Broken China  Paint
Paper Flowers
Gina's Designs: Chipboard 
Crystal Stickles

 Be sure to remember to stop by and check out the Paris Collection which is 20% off this month at the Robin's Nest store. Also please be sure to mark your calendars and come back next Sunday, June the 29th to see how I finish up the inside of this adorable folio. :-)
If you have any questions please let me know and thanks for stopping by, hope your Sunday is wonderful and enjoy creating!!!

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