Friday, August 29, 2014

Flowers, Bees & Butterflies

Candy here today and I have a couple more cards to share with you featuring the Floral Collection.  The first card uses the Spring Flowers Glitter Cardstock and I added the coordinating Butterfly Stickers.

I created the 3D flowers using Heartfelt Creations Sun Kissed Fleur Die and Admiral Daisy Glitter Linen Cardstock.    I added Hydrangea Dew Drops and  Hyacinth Dew Drops to the flower centers on the design paper and the 3D flowers.  I matted the sentiment on Peach Glitter Cardstock.

Finally, I added the strip of flower stickers from the Butterfly Stickers to the side of the card front cutting to fit and added the cute little bee sticker.  I added Dew Drops to the flower centers on the flower stickers also.

For my next card I used the front ivy and the back striped side of the Ivy Trim Cardstock.  The sentiment is from Heartfelt Creations.  I used the sun sticker from the Butterfly Stickers set and added Dew Drops from Grapes & Leaves Dew Drops and Sun Showers Tear Drops to the upper right corner.

Finally, on this card I added this cute Butterfly Little Friend embellishment.

I hope you enjoyed my bright cheery cards featuring The Robin's Nest  Floral Collection.  Have a great day!

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Flower in my Garden Card

The Robin's Nest Products:
Spring Flowers Glitter Cardstock
Admiral Daisy Glitter Linen Cardstock
Peach Glitter Cardstock
Butterfly Stickers
Hydrangea Dew Drops
Hyacinth Dew Drops
Other Products:
Heartfelt Creations Sun Kissed Fleur Die
Heartfelt Creations Daisy Patch Swirls PreCut Set (Sentiment)
Spellbinders Circles and Scalloped Circles
Diamond Stickles
Tim Holtz Bundled Sage Distress Ink

Sunny Days Card

The Robin's Nest Products:
Ivy Trim Cardstock
Butterfly Stickers
Butterfly Little Friend
Grapes & Leaves Dew Drops
Sun Showers Tear Drops
Other Products:
Heartfelt Creations Melodious Songbird PreCut Set (Sentiment)
Spellbinders Classic Rectangles LG & Classic Scalloped Rectangles LG Dies

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Welcome, Little One

Hello again!  I can't believe it's been a month since I last shared with you all.  I am happy to be back and sharing this cute baby girl card.  Anyone who knows me, knows I have all boys, five that is!  We are actually expecting our first girl and last child this Nov. and I could not be more excited!! So I figure I should really start trying out girl themed things :)  Here is the beautiful card I created today...

For this card I used the Glitter Pink on Pink Swirl cardstock for my base cut to just the standard card size.  Then I used a die cut from the Brown Glitter Chipboard. I still had some little doilies from Gina's Designs and decided this gave my card the perfect elegance I was looking for. I sponged the edges of the doily brown and stamped, "Welcome, Little One", I also added some tiny rhinestones around it, then attached it to the chipboard with pop-up dots to add dimension.  I also added some white wispy ribbon for a final touch

Here is a nice close up, showing of the detail of the doily with the sponging and rhinestones.  The glitter chipboard and cardstock look so great altogether!

Thanks so much for taking the time to look today!  I am so grateful to be able to share fun creations with others. Hope this post finds you all happy and well, until next time!
Happy Crafting,

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Finding the Quiet Center of Life

Robin here, it's Wednesday!

I decided to work on a page that I had started many moons
ago.  It sits in my pile of half finished pages,
waiting for me to come up with a really cool idea to make
the page look like the dream that some how
lies in my mind.

This is what I started with.
Bee's Blues Linen CS
Sea Floral Linen CS
The photo of the bike if framed in 
matching blue and yellow cs.

I then pulled out the dew drops and went to work!

And here I am.

I love the combination of these papers.
The blue's and yellowy golds just look so great together.

I put all sorts of colors of dew drops on here,
and just struggled to get the right look,
until I put brown originals and ochre colored 
diamonds on the papers.

I just used a EK Success glue pen and drew
swirls on the page, then slid the dew drops on the glue.
I put diamonds along the way, and added a few
makeshift flowers with brown 6mm dew drops and diamonds.

Such a fun addition to my page, and now it can be put away with 
finished pages now.

Have a great Wednesday!



Monday, August 25, 2014

Hand Created Flower Card

Candy here and today I am continuing with the monthly theme of flowers.  I figured what better way to showcase the beautiful Floral Collection than to use some flower stamps and dies to create paper flowers out of the beautiful Robin's Nest floral paper.  I created the 6" x 6" card front using the striped side of the Loves Me Cardstock and the Edelweiss Specialty Paper.

To create the flowers and leaves I used stamps and dies from Heartfelt Creations and Spellbinders with The Robin's Nest Purple Flowers Glitter Cardstock, Daisy Blue Cardstock, Pink Glitter CardstockSour Apple Glitter Cardstock, and Flower Vellum design paper.  I added purple dew drops from the Grapes and Leaves Dew Drops to the flower centers.

The sentiment is from the Viva Rub-Ons and I added Grapes and Leaves Dew Drops to the upper right corner.

Feel free to stop by my blog at Candy's Creations.  Have a great day!

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The Robin's Nest Products:
Edelweiss Specialty Paper
Purple Flowers Glitter Cardstock
Loves Me Cardstock
Daisy Blue Cardstock
Pink Glitter Cardstock
Sour Apple Glitter Cardstock
Flower Vellum
Viva Rub-On
Grapes and Leaves Dew Drops

Other Products:
Heartfelt Creations Arianna Blooms PreCut Set, Arianna Blooms Die, Arianna Lace Die, Layered Scalloped Posy Die and Gift Ensemble Die (leaf die); Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms; Cryogen White Paper; Memento Ink - Tuxedo Black

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Lots of Cards and Floral Collection

Hi Bev here today at the Chattering Robin's blog with lots of fun cards using the Floral Collection.
The card above starts with a fun background striped paper.
I used the sunburst cut file on another floral paper. I used pen to accent the one edge of sunburst.
Centered on the sunburst is a matted  Robin's Nest rubon sentiment that also has twine around it.
I Kreaxions punched some flowers, added stickles and also added dew drops.

This card has a patterned print background with tattered edges and ink added.
Using Kreaxions star template and using punch #309 I created the doily out of another
floral print.  Using black cardstock as accent colour I punched a mathing border which 
I matted to pop the flowers. Lots of inked edges to give a 
softer look and some fun stitching is added also.
Using another Kreaxions flower punch #603 and Kreaxions leaf punch #602.
This was add to top off the doily and a dew drop added at centre.
Using Robin's Nest rubon the sentiment is matted twice to give it pop.
On the left side some layers of twine are tied and finished with a bow.

Up next is a card using the same papers. They really compliment each other.
At the top I punched a Kreaxions punch #920 border.
The throw away piece is the banner through the centre of card separating 
the 2 different patterned papers. Lots of inked edges again too.
The sentiment is a Robin's Nest rubon with a matted border.
It's hard to see but I added dew drops to the centres of the lower flowered print.

Changing up the colour now to shades of purple and adding a touch of pink was a perfect touch.
Fun striped background with smaller piece of floral print.
On this I added a Kreaxions punch # 301 border and added 
dew drops to the centres of the punched accent.
Twine is wrapped around the whole matted section and a bow tied.
The sentiment on this one is ink stamped and matted.
Below it are some gem stones.

As you can see it's so easy to make any kind of card out of the floral collection.
They make up so quickly and nicely with awesome colour combo options.
Use matting, add dew drops, some more flowers some border and add twine.. 
they look fabulous.

Supply List:
Robin's Nest Products:
Olive Stripe Paper
Punches: Kreaxions #602, 603,309, 01, 920
Stamp: misc
Cut File: A Cutt Above
Ink: Tim Holtz ranger, Stazon
Pen: Staedtler
Other: twine

Thanks for  stopping by today...see you again next month.. BUT
don't forget the floral collection is on sale all month.. 
visit the store for these and many other papers and accents.

Blue Dahlia

Hi everyone! It's me, Tonya and I'm here to share a chest I created out of a Pringles can. Yep, that is right…a Pringles can. I looked on Pinterest and YouTube for inspiration and all I could find was cans decorated where the lid comes off and there was a few videos where both ends were cut off  of the can and then a straight line was drawn and cut from one end to another. Then the ends were traced onto chipboard, cut out and adhered to each end. Well I thought why can't you leave the ends on and just trace the "lid" onto the can and then cut? Well, I'm going to show you how to create a Pringle's chest using this month's featured Floral Collection from the Robin's Nest.

First you will need an empty and cleaned Pringles can and an empty paper towel roll which I used as my template to draw out the lines on the can. I cut the paper towel roll down to 8 3/8"x4 5/8".

I used  painter's tape to hold my template in place while I drew lines on the can for the lid opening.

Once the lines are drawn, remove the template and cut with a sharp box cutter…NOTE***BE VERY CAREFUL*** you do not want to cut yourself. Where the "lid" opens  barely run the blade along the line you drew. You don't want to cut through the container. Now slowly open and barely run the blade on the other side not cutting through the lid.

Now apply gesso to the inside, ends of the can and outside edges. Let dry and apply a second coat.

Next paint over the gesso and let dry. I started out with a lighter blue acrylic paint but changed my mind  since it didn't match the cardstock I was going to use. I used a navy acrylic paint.

I cut the Daisy Stripe Cardstock in two sections to fit the outside of the chest and two Splendid Circles. Once cut I adhered all pieces to the can. Also if you don't like the look of how the edges of your lid looks you can wrap a small pieces of cardstock around and adhere to the lid for a neater look.

Next I cut two pieces of  Black Daisy Glitter Stripe Specialty Paper to fit and adhered inside. I also glued ribbon, lace around the ends and bottom edge  of the opening and found the center of the lid and lip and punched a small hole for the twine and button closure.

For the "feet" I had originally wanted to use sewing bobbins but the container wouldn't sit right. Next idea was stack and glue buttons together and adhere to the bottom that didn't look right either. My last solution was use these pebbles that I had received in a swap. I wish I had all the same color but I guess it will do because it sits perfectly. :-) 

Also I covered the ends of the cardstock on the backside of the container with lace. It gives it a more finished look.

Next I cut from the Sky Blue Glitter Cardstock a large oval diecut which I embossed and lightly inked the edges and along the top. Also I cut from vellum a splendid circle which I adhered both the oval and circle off center of the container. I stacked buttons which I glued together and topped off with a sequin and dew drop to create the closure and adhered to the container. The twine I ran through the hole in the lip and tied off the end that is inside the container.

For me now comes the fun part…adding all the tulle, twine, buttons, sequins, bling and most of all flowers. I cut from the White of White Classic Glitter Swirl Cardstock the dahlia using the Sizzix die by the same name. I inked the edges of the flower with chalk ink, shaped and adhered together.

A view of the backside of the container with flowers.

There you have it! Now that I have all the details figured out on how to create one of these little chest I know I will be creating more for gifts. :-) Also be sure to stop by the Robin's Nest and check out this month's featured Floral Collection! 

Supplies Used:
Empty Pringles Can, Ric Rac, Lace, Ribbon, Pebbles, Gesso, Navy Acrylic Paint, Twine, Pearl Spray, Buttons, Tulle, Paper Flowers, Flower Punches, Sequins, Long Pearlized Pins, Cuttlebug: Geometric Rings, Spellbinders: Splendid Circles and Grand Scalloped Ovals, Sizzix: Flower-Dahilia

If you have any questions please let me know. Thanks for stopping by, hope your Sunday is great and enjoy creating!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Pure Joy

On this past 4th of July we went to see some fireworks at a friend house.  This was the fist time that Catherine would be able to see them without being a tiny baby.  She loved watching them whiz up and go "bang", but most of all she loved playing with all the kids.  I got this picture just before the night fell upon us as she was sitting in Daddy's lap looking as happy as can be, some of the best moments you could ask for!!

I first took the wonderful Wedding Swirl Glitter cardstock and applied Brushed Corduroy Ranger Ink with the foam applicator all around the edges of the paper.  I applied the ink tot the paper as if the paper were a resist paper, which it does act as such.  The glitter sections resist the ink bringing out the swirls in their shining glory!!  I then added in lines of ink in coordinating colors with the other papers by taking the applicator from the mists bottles and using the straw end "drawing" on the paper in blue, red, yellow, and brown.

Above you can see a cut out section of the Lodge paper, I used one strip of script seen above and also a tag tucked in just above the picture.


Here you can see some of the beautiful section of Robin's Nest papers I used in the layers below the picture. Here you can see Tulip Wheels and Daisy Stripe.  You can also see some of the beautiful Dew Drops framing the layers.

Above you can see sections of the Tulip Wheels and Daisy Stripe cardstock and also a section of the Classic Roses Cardstock.  I distressed the edges of all the papers and inked them with brown ink.  Can you see the little tag from the Lodge Cut Out Cardstock popping out of the top?  You can also see the Dew Drops in blues and golds I used along the sides of the layers.

Here is a last little peak of a ticket from the Lodge Cutouts Cardstock and a strips of the Classes Roses and Daisy Stripes papers all in a little cluster with some lace and burlap and of course a beautiful flower to top it all off.

I love these cute little moments caught off guard of my family enjoying the day with friends watching beautiful fireworks fill the sky.  Life really can be filled with Pure Joy!!

Supplies Used
Ink- Ranger
Flowers/leaves - Prima
Metal - Prima & Momenta
Chipboard - Memory Maze & BoBunny
Photo insert - Kaisercraft
Burlap/lace - May Arts Ribbons
Cardboard - Other
phrase Stickers - Heidi Swapp
Mists - Clearsnap & Ranger
Doily - Recollections
Pen - Recollections
"Love" - Recollections

Friday, August 22, 2014

Life is Good - Journal

Its amazing how a few pretty papers and some sparkly embellishments can turn a ordinary composition book into a magical journal!
 That's what I did here!

 Supplies used:
Viva Rub on
Daisy Glitter Cardstock
Glittered Chipboard
Purple Flowers Glitter Cardstock
Diamond Dew Drops
1 Composition book
Assorted scrap papers
Washi Tape

 I played around with the placement of some Robins Nest pretty papers and some other fun scraps and covered the front cover of the journal. I added washi tape and rub on's.

 Then I made a frame from the glittered chipboard. I love how it adds the right amount of sparkle to the cover.

 The rub on's help bring the book to life along with colorful Diamond Dew Drops and rhinestones.

 I made this journal as a gift for someone I know who likes to take notes but is always losing them on scraps of paper. So I thought this journal might help them out and when ever they use it, they will think of me!

Michelle Frae Cummings
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