Sunday, May 31, 2015

Super star

Hi everyone! I'd like to share with you my new layout. I played with my son's foto.
For background I used Honeycomb Fleur Cardstock. And add some pieces of Vanilla Fleur Glitter CardstockAdmiral Fleur Glitter Linen Cardstock.

Then it's time to play with background stamps and thread.
Add some sprays and  Dew Drops.

I used:
Thanks for your attention!

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Thank You Cards

Thank You Cards

Hello Robin's Nest Fans!

I am sharing some Thank You Cards that I made.  Cortney asked me to throw some cards together for a few very sweet people who had decided to donate to something that had absolutely nothing to do with them..  I thought, "just throw some cards together, whatever!"  I did have a little bit of fun with them, I am pretty sure that I am not a very good card maker, so it takes me so long to think about how to make them.  Here is my attempt.

I pulled out some cardstock that I thought would look "thankful", some cheery and some sophisticated looking.  I can tell you that I was really not sure at all which direction that I should go.  

The first card I created, I used the "You are my favorite" card from the Rose Cards Packet.  I then added a pink Gerber flower from our Gerber Flower sticker set.  I dew the stem and added two Green Tear Drops for the leaves, and of course I added a Pink Punch Dew Drop for the center of the flower.  

For my second card, I used the Smoky Chevron Cardstock, the dots are from the backside of this cardstock.  I then added the yellow Gerber flower from the same Gerber Flowers Sticker set I used on the first card.  The "enjoy today" is from the Rose Cards Packet.  Do you love the mini pink butterfly?  It is from the Rosy Die-Cut Shapes packet.  The sparkly straw is from the Rosy Straw packet and a Hot Pink Dew Drop was added to the bottom right hand corner to make the card balanced.

What do you think of this card?  I used the Cowboy Cardstock for the background, it seems so sassy!  The shapes are from the Rosy Die-Cut Shapes packet, and the Fleur-de-li is from our Paris Die-Cut packet.  "I can hardly believe this" is from the Saffron Card packet.

The next card was created using our Honeycomb Fleur Cardstock, Gerber Sticker, Men's Dew Drops, and a saying from the Saffron Cards packet.  The Fleur-di-le came from the Paris Die-Cut Packet.  (Paris sounds like fun right now)

I like the white space on this card.  It just makes me smile.  And I used Archival Seeds on this card.  Below is a dissection of the card.

The Robin's Nest has so many fun embellishments to use on so many types of projects.  Feel free to check out the website to see more embellishments.

Well, I hope that you liked these cards, I did have fun making them...

Until next time, 
Happy Crafting!

Rachel O'Crowley
The Robin's Nest
We Create to Inspire

Friday, May 29, 2015

Bike Tricks

Bike Tricks

Welcome Robin's Nest Fans!
Today I wanted to show a work-in-progress.
I decided I wanted to create a book with the pics from my sons phone.  He takes some pretty fun and unique pics.  I am sure that everyone has someone in their life like him.  I told him to pic 40 photos and send them to me.  I am using an art book, already bound.

Jordan is an outdoors kid.  He loves skateboarding, biking, snowboarding, painting, video taking, picture taking and many other things too numerous to document right now.  He does appreciate the arts, and the uniqueness of the arts, so I am hoping that he will like the "flaws" that I have created for him.

I started by printing the photos he sent me.  These are three I wanted to play with today.

I took the photos and placed it next to many different Robin's Nest products and these are the products that I chose.

The photo is layered with Men's Cardstock, which was torn around the edges, and Wedding Sayings Cardstock.  I used the bottom where the UPC is on the opposite side so I could write something.

Alpha "Tricks" Sticker was placed in the bottom corner, then layered with Robin's Nest Straw to take the shape of an abstract bicycle.  Silver Mini Dew Drops are placed in the metal parts of the bike.  I used The Best Glue Ever to adhere both the Straw and the Dew Drops.

After drawing the spokes with a black fine point marker, I created larger blue spokes with Brilliant Blue Mini Dew Drops.  I just dabbed the glue, then pushed the Dew Drop on top of the glue.

To make the arrow, fold the cardstock in the direction of the arrow, then tear to create a grungy arrow.  Waffle the end so that there is more of a 3D effect.

Make sure to journal.  I tried to keep this simple.  I am leaving the back side of the page blank so that Jordan can write in his own memories.

I added a Gecko Clippie to the side.  These are cool because they just side onto the photo.

Here is the final abstract bicycle.

The top of the page is tied with a piece of twine to give the page more of a masculine look.

And a close up of the dimensions of the opposite side of the page.

Hopefully I have inspired you to create a book for your "young adult". 
{that's what he wants to be...}

Until next time,
Happy Crafting!
Rachel O'Crowley
The Robin's Nest
We Create to Inspire

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Rose Euphoria Collection

Hi ..Bev here today.  it's time to share another creation
 and the cute Scrapbook Stamp Society image #791 by Sherri Baldy. 
This paper, the image and the perfect photo makes for a great combination.

This close up lets you view the clustered section all cut from the paper collection.
Flowers, strips, leaves, and punched flowers ... then some added rubons to finish it off.

Supply List:
Accents: Robin's Nest Rosy Mini Die cut Shapes
Dew Drops: Robin's Nest dew drops
Ink: Tim Holtz ranger
Circle Cutter: Kreaxions
Digital Image: Scrapbook Stamp Society with Sherri Baldy
Markers: Copics
Others: misc rubons

I love multi tasking and using fabulous products along with great accents and
 even that perfect digital image that helps complete a page.


Today I also have this extra page to share. It uses the same fabulous 
Robin's Nest Rose Euphoria Collection and  I used  the Let's Get Sketchy 
sketch. (below) and another digital image.

In the close ups you can view all the great Robin's Nest Rose Euphoria Collection:  the punched doily, super cute journaling title, precut accents, the greatest mini dew drops and the larger heart shaped dew drop. I also added some wrapped and tied off twine from Bella Creations Timeless Twine.

This close up boasts fabulous ribbon accent, another cute fun layered cluster 
of amazing accents and the cute Sherri Baldy digital Image.

Supply List: 
Paper: Robin's Nest Rosy Chevron, Rosy Stripe, Smoky Chevron
Dew Drops: Robin's Nest mini, heart dew drops
Accents: Robin's Nest Rosy Mini Die cutsRosy Cards
Ribbon: Robin's Nest rosy ribbon
Ink: Tim Holtz ranger
Punch: Trellis mini 8
Digital Image: Scrapbook Stamp Society Moon Fairy Princess
Markers: Copics
Other: staple

Thanks for stopping by.. sure hope to see you again soon.


Good Minion

Minions are the fun loving jelly beans of despicable me! They remind me of my son running around speaking nonsense. no matter what they are doing you cant help but laugh at how adorable they can be. minions are small and yellow creature that look up to Gru, like small children linking on to their parents. 

Gru took them under his wing when he was an evil villain. As the definition of google, "Minions are a follower or underling of a powerful person, especially a servile or unimportant one."  Their child like personalities are what you fall in love with. No matter whom it is from Kyle to Dave, each one shows a little of your own child!

I created this Minion using Limoncello Glitter Cardstock, Silver Glitter Cardstock, Chocolate Glitter Cardstock, Grey Fleur Cardstock.  

1. Cut 3" Cardstock Strip
2. Cut (2) 1/4" Carstock strips
3. Glue around the paper towel holder {from last weeks evil Minion instructions}.
4. Glue the 1/4" strips on each side of the body.  Wrap around to look like suspenders.
5. Cut 1/4" strip of Limonello Glitter Cardstock and 1/8" Black Glitter Cardstock and create the mouth.

You Minion should look like this after gluing on the mouth.

7.  Cut (2) 1/3" strips of Silver Glitter Cardstock and 1/4" strip of the Limoncello Glitter Cardstock.
8. Bend into odd-shaped round eyes.
9. Cover the back side of the eyes.
10.  Cut Black Glitter Cardstock and glue to make the pupils of the eyes.
11.  Place the 1/3" strip of the Limoncello Glitter Cardstock inside the tube and glue tiny strips of Black Glitter Cardstock to make the hair.  {I apologize for not taking pics of this, I got carried away}.

Gru has been hanging out all over the place.  Where do you think he will appear next?

Until next time,
Chelsea Harmston
The Robin's Nest
We Create to Inspire

Monday, May 25, 2015

Enjoy Today

Hey there scrappy friends!
Lisa here today to share a layout I created  using Robin's Nest awesome products. Last year at this time my youngest sister was going thru chemo for breast cancer. I love the pinks in this new line from Robin's Nest- perfect for my Breast Cancer layouts.
I started out using the Men's Plaid/Compass Cardstock for my background. I then cut Rosy Chevron Cardstock, inked and distressed it and placed on top. I tore and inked a piece of Red Brick Cardstock and added that on top. I tore a few spots and rolled them up. I added a few pieces of the opposite side of the Rosy Chevron paper to these spots and to the upper left hand corner and lower right hand corner. Then I added lots of stitching:

Here you can see the folded back Red Brick Cardstock with the Rosy Chevron under it:
Here you can see the fun tag I fussy cut from the Lodge Cutouts Cardstock and some scattered Dew Drops from the Rosy Mini Diecut Shapes

 I fussy cut the "Together" sign from Wedding Cutouts Cardstock and popped it up with foam tape:

This card (Enjoy Today) from the Rosy Cards was perfect for my title because that is what we did that day. I also added Rosy Ribbon in the shape of the Breast Cancer ribbon:

I hope I have inspired you some way with my post today.
Until next time- happy scrapping!

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Brie by the Sea

Just like for Robin O'Crowley, a good box is just too hard to throw away. Unfortunately for me, Betsy Skagen, that means I have several tubs full of cute little boxes just waiting to get altered into something creative.

Take for example, this brie box that has been sitting around my house since Christmas 2005, when I made a stunning brie appetizer for Christmas Eve. I can say stunning without sounding like a snob, because that was back in the day when I still created meals that rivaled Martha Stewart. Nowadays, the family is lucky to get a frozen lasagna for dinner. Sorry family.

If you look close you can see the expiration date Of course the appetizer I made was unforgettably wonderful as well.

The Beach Shape Set from Gina's Designs further inspired me.

And so there I was making a nautical decoration.

First I traced around the bottom of the brie box onto Blue Fleur Cardstock. I cut it out and adhered it to the inside bottom of the brie container.

Then, I divided the box into six sections and using a ruler painted white lines to mark the sections. After the paint dried, I made two additional lines over the white paint with a black pen. I purposefully made the black lines off-kilter from the white lines.

Then I adhered pieces of the Beach Shape Set to assorted yellow-toned Robin's Nest papers using Beacon Zip Dry Glue.  I then cut out each piece using an X-Acto blade. It's important to use a new blade for this step because some of the cuts are very small and defined.

I inked all the edges of the Die Cuts with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and a blending tool. Then, I glued the pieces into each section.

Finally, I adhered Blue Skies Archival Seeds in a scattered pattern around the die cuts.

That's it. Now it's time to hit the beach! If you are in the U.S., have a great Memorial Day weekend!

Great Stuff I used

Beacon Zip Dry Glue
Hot glue gun
Vintage Photo Distress Ink
White acrylic paint
Brie box
X-Acto knife 
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