Friday, October 31, 2014

Christmas Dreams

Christmas is such a fun time for children. My great-nephew, Milo, is all dressed up for Christmas Eve festivities in this photo. After the party, he will be dreaming about Santa Claus!

For this page, I used the lovely Robin's Nest Christmas collection. I began by layering the Black and White Pinetree Glitter Cardstock onto the Red Classic Swirl Glitter Cardstock. Next, I matted the photo onto a piece of the Hunter Green with Gold Glitter Cardstock.

Then I cut a strip from the Cindy Lou Presents Cardstock and put it behind the photo mat. I also punched stars from the Flame Glitter Swirl Cardstock and pop dotted them to the page.

Finally, I added the Santa from the Christmas Rub-On sheet, Dec. 25 tab sticker and the word dream. I rubbed the Santa onto white cardstock, used a circle punch on the face part of the rub on and pop dotted it to the page.

I loved making this page and using the beautiful Robin's Nest Christmas papers! Thanks for stopping by and have a creative day.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Recycled Paintbrush

on this beautiful fall Wednesday.
Robin Posting today.

Rachel keeps asking me when I am going to
schedule this post.  She says, you keep dating the post
later and later.  So for you, Rachel, here it is!

As I have been cleaning out things around the house,
I found this old paintbrush.  I almost tossed it.

Then, I thought, mmmm
what can I do with this old thing.

Here is what it looked like when I found it.

The handle of the paint brush isn't even all there.

But it has potential I thought.

Here is my take on what I did with this silly thing.

I like the raw original look of things
So there isn't any paint on the handle,
or stain.  I just want it to be mostly
original, with a touch of fun.

Onto the bristles I glued a few papers, 
they all come from the new Wedding Cut out  Cardstock.

Then I add a few trinkets, one is an ear ring that I lost the mate to.
of course we need dew drops,
and a doily from Gina's Designs
and a photo that I found amongst the old photos 
of my mom and dads.  
This couple was their friends.

This will be a fun trinket to add somewhere in our guest house.
I am just in the process of decorating it, and 
the colors are vintage, black/white/brown/cream.

I can't wait to find it a home out there.

Hope you have a great Wednesday!

You can find the paper and dew drops on our website




Monday, October 27, 2014

Fleur Cardstock Cards

Candy here today and I have two cards featuring The Robin's Nest Fleur Cardstock. For my first card I made the 5" x 7" card base out of Admiral Fleur Glitter Linen Cardstock and Cathedral Specialty Paper and then wrapped a gold ribbon, finishing it with a bow, around the top of the card front.

I used the sentiment from the Wedding Cut-Outs Cardstock and distressed it with Tattered Rose Distress Ink before matting it on Cathedral Specialty Paper and then I matted that on Wedgewood Glitter Cardstock that had been die cut with Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles die and added it to the card front. Using a leaves die from Heartfelt Creations, I die cut the leaves from Khaki Glitter Cardstock and added some flowers.  I then added Goldenberry Dew Drops and Grapes & Leaves Dew Drops around the sentiment.

For my next card I created the 6" x 6" card base out of the Pink Glitter Cardstock and Blue Fleur Cardstock. I wrapped white pleated ribbon around the top of the card front.  I also used a cut out from the Wedding Cut-Outs Cardstock (highlighting a few words with a pink Copic marker) and matted it on Pink Glitter Cardstock and then adhered it to the card front with pop dots.  I then added Precious Girl Diamond Dew DropsDaughter Mini Dew Drops and Petunia Dew Drops around the card front.

The Fleur Cardstock quickly and easily makes beautiful cards.  Have a great day!

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Bucket List Card

The Robin's Nest Products:
Admiral Fleur Glitter Linen Cardstock
Cathedral Specialty Paper
Wedgewood Glitter Cardstock
Khaki Glitter Cardstock
Wedding Cut-Outs Cardstock
Goldenberry Dew Drops
Grapes & Leaves Dew Drops

Other Products:
Tim Holtz Tattered Rose Distress Ink
Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles
Heartfelt Creations Cut Mat Create 2A Die (leaves)
Gold Ribbon
Prima Flowers

I'll Love You Forever Card

The Robin's Nest Products:
Blue Fleur Cardstock
Pink Glitter Cardstock
Wedding Cut-Outs Cardstock
Precious Girl Diamond Dew Drops
Daughter Mini Dew Drops
Petunia Dew Drops

Other Products:

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Fleur Collection and Just Us

Hi Bev here today. Robin's Nest is promoting Fleur Collection this month.
I loved the mix of blue and copper/ gold / creme.. it was perfect.
The corners are finished off with washi tape corners.
Now for some close ups.

Ink and ripping for the background piece to base the photo.. 
along with a punched border.

A circular punched doily matted and inked then surrounded by super flourish
which was inked and heat embossed,  topped with homemade crochet flowers with
additional prima flowers and then everything topped with some stickles 
and amazing Robin's Nest dew drops.
The Title is Cricut cut and finished with Glossy Accents.

Closer view of the main floral accent and photo section.

Supply List:
Cardstock: misc
Gem Stones: Robin's Nest dew drops
Accents: Creative Embellishments
Flowers: Prima flowers, homemade crochet flowers
Punch: Kreaxions #309
Circle Cutter: Kreaxions
Ink: Tim Holtz ranger, Versa Magic
Stamp: Inkadinkado
Cut Files: cricut
Other: washi tape, stickles, glossy accents

Thanks for visiting.. be sure to view the blog where all DT share so
many and different inspiring and creative projects using this months collection
which is also on sale throughout the month.

Snow Flurry Tray

Hi everyone! It's me, Tonya. This year has flown by and can you believe that Christmas is only two months away!?!?!? Most of the time I have over half of my shopping finished and a few presents already made but not this year. Gulp! Well, since the Robin's Nest Alter Art design team is cross promoting with Walnut Hollow and one of my choices was the 10"x12" rectangular tray I decided to altered it into something Christmas/Winter related and this is what I came up with.

I started by painting the ends of the tray in antique white paint. I did two coats of paint.

Next I used two sheets of the Blue Fluer cardstock and cut to fit the sides, inside bottom and top edges of the tray then I adhered all pieces with Mod Podge and let dry.

I cut a piece of Admiral Fluer Glitter Linen cardstock to fit underneath the tray. I adhered with Mod Podge. Once dry I went over all the tray with Mod Podge again to seal the paper.

I cut snowflakes from the Winter Snowflakes, Admiral Fluer Glitter LinenWinter SnowflakesWhite Snow Glitter cardstockSilver Classic Glitter Swirl Vellum. Also from white cardstock I cut a Flourish diecut and the doily is from Gina's Designs. I adhered all pieces to opposite corners of the tray.

I finished off with sequins, Dew Drops and pearl sprays.

There you have it a very simple yet elegant project that you can create in a couple of hours.

Be sure to stop by the Robin's Nest and check out their line of Fluer Linen cardstock and while you are at it hop on over to Walnut Hollow and check their assortment of unpainted wood pieces.

Supplies Used:
Walnut Hollow: 10"x12" rectangular tray
Anita's Antique White Acrylic Paint
Cuttlebug: SnowflakesDiecut, Sizzix: Flourish, Snowflake
Sequins, Antique Mod Podge, Pearl Spray

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Sunday is wonderful and enjoy creating!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Brother I Like Your "Stache

At the end of Morgan's 2nd grade year in, June of 2014, they had a class party.  They asked people to bring in props for fun photo booth pictures, really it was just a mom taking pictures of the kids dressed up, but they had a blast.  I had bought these sticker mustaches to be used at our family pictures, but I forgot to bring them, so what a better use than for silly pictures at school!!  Here is Morgan and Brandon mugging for the camera looking very "Lonely Hearts Club Band" from the Beatles and the fun mustaches!!


I used many colors as seen below of the Fleur cardstock from The Robin's Nest for this layout.  The backsides of all these Fleur papers have this wonderful stripe that I mostly used for my layers.  I used lots of strips to make layers upon layers over the Sun Yellow Glitter Cardstock.  I used the backside of the Silver Roses cardstock to mat my picture.


You can see here that I used the Vanilla Fleur striped side to create the journaling strips, the lines made it super easy to write straight!!

I used the diamond Dew Drops from the Robin's Nest along the top and the bottom of the layout as a border in colors Pearl, Obsidian, and Aquamarine.  Here you can also see more stripes from the Fleur papers.

I love these fun little moments where my kids just act like goofballs.  It always make me smile when I see my kids having so much fun.

Supplies Used
Cardstock - The Robin's Nest
Glitter paper - The Robin's Nest
Patterned paper - Paper House Productions
Stickers - Paper House Productions
Patterned Cardstock - Authentique
Dew Drops - The Robin's Nest
Chipboard - Want2Scrap
Circle Bling - Want2Scrap
Paint - Plaid & Duncan
Brushes - Plaid
Mist - Heidi Swapp
Ink - Prima
Overlay - Pebble
Adhesive - Xyron
Trimmer - Fiskars

Friday, October 24, 2014

Anytime Gift Card Holder

 What better way to show your appreciation to someone, than with a decorative gift card holder?
These can hold gift cards, money and even special notes!

 Materials used:
Valentine Stripe
Glitter Black Swirl
Mini Dew Drops
White cardstock
Sizzix Stampin Up - Top Note Die
Washi Tape
Sentiment Stamp
Silver leafing pen
1 Brad, Rhinestones
Tacky Glue
Hole punch or exacto knife

 Using your die cutting machine and the top note cut out the papers you see above.
 The solid color is the  backside of Valentine Stripe.
Cut in half the white top note as shown, stamp with sentiment, add washi tape and edge with silver pen.
 Trim the Black Glitter Swirl along the perforated edge of the top note.
This will allow it to sit inside the solid color note.
Color in the Black Glitter Swirl, edge with the silver leaving pen and glue to the solid note.

 Trim the half note along the edges, then add a thin line of glue to the outer edge.
Place this on the Valentine Stripe.
 If you don't have a tiny hole punch, you can make a hole in the top left corner of the holder by simply placing both cards together onto a unused part of the top note die and make a hole with the exacto knife.
The die will protect your work space.
 Attach your brad, Mini Dew Drops and rhinestones. 
Make one for your child's teacher, the crossing guard, a friend, family or even as stocking stuffers!
~Michelle Frae Cummings

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Tablescape for Halloween

Hello friends!

Robin's Wednesday.

I love to set the table for special occasions,
and for everyday.  So I am always
trying to come up with new ways to
set our table.

I love to shop the second hand stores to find new (to me)
dishes to have to set new tablescapes.

It sometimes is hard to find really good finds,
but just recently I found some black dishes.
Perfect, I thought, for

So here is my tablescape for Halloween.

I found  diamond shape fabric at JoAnns,
I just bought 2 yards and put it on top of a white 
Then under each of my plates I put a sheet of 
black glitter spiderweb cardstock
found on our website

A princess pumpkin for my centerpiece on the table
topped with a black crow and black and orange diamond ribbon.

I bought 4 white plates at the dollar store and colored them in 
black felt pens to make the diamond plates.

In my garden I grew these cute mini white pumpkins.

White charger plates and black dinner and salad plates were found
at the second hand store.

I added a 'O" tag in black for O'Crowley.

The white and gray salad plate is from my mother's
china that our family would eat off on special occasions

This turned out to be such a cute tablescape.
It makes the kitchen/dinning area feel so festive!

Hope you have a fun Halloween.

It's just so fun to have this in the house!

See how fun just a piece of 12x12 paper can add to you 

Have a great October!



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