Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Halloween Bunny

Good morning all,

Who said Halloween pages had to be Black and Orange,
or scary?  Our little granddaughter Kadence was just a month
and a half old for her first Halloween.  

It was cold here in Utah that year,
and mom dressed her so cute,
A Bunny!
for Halloween.

I decided to use pink to match her little bunny bunting.

The Robin's Nest also has some really cute bunny/Easter cardstock
that I also used for this layout.

Rosy Diamond CardstockShocking Pink Glitter Sorbet Cardstock

Bunny Stripe CardstockEgg Swirl Glitter Cardstock

Easter Glitter WordsSpring Stripe Glitter Cardstock

and yellow and orange 4mm dew drops, and pink 6 mm dew drops.

Some how a page just doesn't seem complete with out dew drops!

I made a bunting for the corner of the page, using the Rose Euphoria line, 
the back side of the diamond paper, it has dots, then the back side of the
Easter stripe CS has these cute pink abstract dots, and then the word bunny taken
from the Easter title sheet.

I love to add a spray of dew drops on my pages as well,
 just fun and dimensional for the page.
I added pink dew drops to the top of the bunting.

And there you have it,
A Halloween Bunny, one and a half months old

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Have a great day!



Tuesday, July 26, 2016

- This post is in English and Italian -

Hi dear Chattering Robins friends,
It's Angela here today to show you a new scrapbook layout about one of my boys that I realized is very similar to a project life sketch.

Ciao amici di Chattering Robins,
Sono Angela e oggi vorrei mostrarvi un nuovo layout che ha come protagonista uno dei miei bimbi e che è molto simile ad uno sketch per project life.

As you can see I frame it because Francesco, my son, wants to hang it in his room! But let's start from the beginning.
First I chose a wondeful patterned paper with cute little rocking horses, absolutely perfect for a boy project. Then I cut it in 9 squares of 3.3/4"each and glue the squares on a 12" white cardboard, leaving a bit of space one from the other.
To pop up the white rocking horses pattern, I frame each square with white gel pen lines.

Come potete notare, l'ho incorniciato perché Francesco, mio figlio, lo ha voluto appendere in camera sua! Ma cominciamo dall'inizio.
Come prima cosa ho scelto una bellissima carta con cavallini a dondolo, assolutamente perfetta per un progetto da maschietto. L'ho ritagliata in 9 quadrati di 9,50 cm di lato e ho attaccato i quadrati su un cartoncino bianco lasciando alcuni millimetri di margine uno dall'altro.
Per far risaltare il motivo bianco del cavallino a dondolo, ho incorniciato ogni quadrato con delle linee bianche fatte con una penna gel.

I grabed a few dies for the embellishments, I cut them on a dark brow and vanilla papers and I drew the diecuts with a stiching line all around, brown on vanilla and white on brown.

Per gli abbellimenti ho fustellato delle sagome in cartoncino marrone scuro e vaniglia e poi ho disegnato tutto attorno alle sagome una finta cucitura, in marrone sul vaniglia e in bianco sul marrone. 

Here is the fan part: deciding how to arrange the die-cuts, overlapping and sticking them with dimensional foam tape.

Questa è la parte divertente: decidere come disporre le fustellate, sovrapporle e attaccarle con il biadesivo spessorato.

Last I added a pop of color with wood buttons and chipboards, wrote my journaling on one of the tags and voilà!
Here a few closeups:

In ultimo ho aggiunto un tocco di colore con chipboards e bottoni di legno, ho scritto il journaling su una delle tag e voilà!
Ecco alcuni dettagli:

The die-cuts hearts have been cut in both colors brown and vanilla, overlapped for a shadow effect.

I cuori fustellati in vaniglia e marrone sono sovrapposti per dare un effetto ombra.

The bow has been but by hand using a plastic template.

Il fiocco l'ho ritagliato a mano usando una sagoma in plastica.

I hope you like it, but most of all I hope to inspire you to make a project life style scrapbook layout!
Thank you for stopping by and leave me some love in the comment below.

Spero che questo mio progetto vi sia piaciuto, ma soprattutto che vi abbia ispirato a creare un layout in stile project life!
Grazie per esservi fermati a leggermi e vi ringrazio se lascerete una parola d'affetto nei commenti qui sotto.


The Robin's Nest products used - Prodotti usati:
Rocking Horses Special Paper 12" - Carta Special Cavallini a Dondolo 30x30
Boys Star Glitter Cardstock 12" - Cartoncino Boys Star Glitter 30x30

Others - Altro:
Vanilla cardstock - cartoncino vaniglia
wood buttons - bottoni in legno
chipboard phrases - frasi in cartoncino
white gel pen - penna gel bianca
brown marker - pennarello marrone

Sunday, July 24, 2016


Tracy here today and I've got a layout of my beautiful stepdaughter to share with you. I got my inspiration from the Blue Tip card. I really like orange and blue together.

Supply List:
Wood Veneer
Orange and Pale Green Cardstock

To start I cut some wavy strips of Moss Green Glitter Paper and Orange Cardstock and attached them to the top and bottom of the Pale Green Cardstock. I also matted the photo with some Orange Cardstock and layered both on the Blue Glitter Chipboard and the Daisy Stripe Teal Paper. I offset the photo on the blue glitter chipboard so I could add one of the Orange Crush Cards to the corner.

I inked the doily with orange ink and cut it in half and placed them so they would peak out on either side of the photo.

For the title I cut out one of the Blue Glitter Journaling Cards and inked it with a pale blue ice ink so it would appear softer. I added the Alpha Glitter Stickers and an inked wood veneer arrow.

I then stamped a couple of wood veneer flowers and added them along with a couple of diecuts. And then sprinkled some assorted Dew Drops around the page.

Thank you for stopping by!

Saturday, July 23, 2016

The boys - Art Journal

Hello crafty friends!

Today, for my second "Boy" project, I realized an Art Journal page.
You must know that I am an Art Journal Addict, and I hope you enjoy discover my world!

" The boys"

Products I used


White texture paste
white acrylic paint
Picture from Pinterest

How to do

Choose a notebook with white pages. Before you start, put some gesso or white acrylic paint on your pages.

First, used some green and gold gelato for the background, you can spread with a baby wipe.

For the little circles, I used some bubble paper with ink.

Add some white texture paste on the stencil and make the houses with the beautiful paper.
Don't worry if it is not perfect!!!
And then, stick your picture.

Finally, add some Indigo Diamond Dew Drops for the windows and use black pencil to draw the houses.


Thanks for stopping by today!

See you soon for another project!


Friday, July 22, 2016

A Whale of a Canvas!

A little boy's room with nautical theme -- what could be cuter?!  Well YOUR little boy's room could be with this whale motif canvas!

I didn't want to title this post "mixed media canvas" - I think that can sometimes sound a little intimidating and this mini canvas couldn't be easier!  Let's see how....


Clear Dew Drops (different sizes)
Smoky Chevron Cardstock (use polka dot side)
8x8 Canvas
DecoArt Paint - Robins Egg Blue
DecoArt Paint - Chalky White
Oversized RicRac Trim
Black Sharpie Pen
Special Tools:  Sponges, sponge stencil dauber


  • Prepare your area with a bowl of water and a paper plate or pallet paper to pour your paint on.
  • Using a damp sponge, "DAB" the Robin Egg Blue paint over entire canvas - and don't forget those edges!  Allow some of the white of the canvas to show through - - using the sponge will give your canvas added dimension - with some areas of the paint darker than others and the white canvas showing through in spots.
  • Allow to dry (or pull out your heat gun and help it along!)
  • Using a sponge dauber, dab the white paint creating "clouds" over the top 2/3rds of your canvas

After your canvas is dry ...

  • I downloaded a whale coloring page and printed it.  You might be artistic and able to freehand draw a whale on a piece of white paper.  Either way, loosely cut around your whale drawing and adhere it to the BACK SIDE of the patterned paper you want to use.
  • I am using the polka-dotted side of Smokey Chevron.  You will see this paper in a lot of my projects - - I think the silvery color and patterns are an amazing "go to" - - a snazzy new neutral!
  • Once your whale is cut out, carefully outline the shape with a black Sharpie pen.
  • Adhere your whale shape to the bottom 1/3 of your canvas (depending on the width of the trim you are using for the "sea")
  • Adhere a black Dew Drop to your whale cut out for an eye
  • Freehand cut a few "water drops" from the glittercardstock for your whale spout - - adhere to canvas
  • Attach ric rac trim just below your whale (note:  I am using a lime green oversized ric rac from the fabric store, but you can really use any kind of trim here!)
  • Using a CLEAR DRYING GLUE, attach different sized CLEAR DewDrops around your canvas

And that's it!  Custom art from the Robin's Nest!

Have a crafty weekend!

Handsome Boys

Colleen here and staying with a "Boy Theme" created a boy layout this time.    I know I can be a little bias but love these 2 handsome guys.

I started with a three different papers.

I used the back side of the Dinosaur cardstock and then used some white gesso and colored some paste with yellow spray and put that on the paper and then added some yellow dots and blue dots as well.

I backed the photo with Kiwi Sorbet Glitter cardstock.  Next added the reverse side of Bunny cardstock.

The circles were made using some gold paper and scraps of the Kiwi cardstock.

Using a black and white markers, you draw lines on the Kiwi cardstock and ink the edges and then glue the Kiwi cardstock onto the gold circle.

The flowers were made from cut out flowers with Dark Vanilla Dew Drops for the centers of the flowers, added some string to different locations on the page and cut out the title using my Silhouette Cameo.  The stars were cut using a sizzix die and the backside of some of the Kiwi cardstock.  

Materials used

Thank you for stopping by the blog today and don't forget to check out the wonderful products at The Robin's Nest Store.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

It's A Party!

Who doesn't love a birthday party? And cupcakes, and circus peanuts? We have them all at this party! Hi, this is Debb (Clickersister) and I'm bringing you today's post for The Robin's Nest!

Here's my supply list from The Robin's Nest:

Other supplies:
Blue Cardstock
White Cardstock
Ribbon for banner

I started out by fussy-cutting some of the elephants from the Elephant Glitter Cardstock, the put them on blue cardstock and cut around them, leaving a small border.

I cut out the pennants for the banner from the rest of the Elephant Glitter Cardstock and the Boy Star Glitter Cardstock.

 I cut out the inside of the pennant from blue cardstock and adhered them to the back pennants.

I punched out 1 inch circles from the white cardstock, and 1 1/4 inch circles from the Green Glitter Cardstock. I used one of the round shapes from the Belgian Chocolate Boy Rub-On for the spacer pennant and used various Dew Drops with the Dew Dew Glue to hold it in place. I applied the Alpha Glitter Stickers for the remainder of the Happy Birthday Banner.

I then adhered the letters to the pennants and adhered the pennants to the ribbon to create the banner.

I cut a piece of blue cardstock just a bit smaller than the gift bag that I was planning on using, then cut the Elephant Glitter Cardstock slightly smaller than that, and layered together before adhering to the gift bag.

I used the elephants with the borders to create the napkin rings and the cupcake picks.

And here it is...the finished party! 

I hope you've enjoyed this and I hope you'll create your own party supplies sometime soon! Thanks for stopping by!

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