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.
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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.
 
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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
Enjoy!
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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
Markers
1 Brad, Rhinestones
Tacky Glue
Hole punch or exacto knife
Scissors

 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
Halloween!

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 
tablecloth.
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 
tablescape!


Have a great October!

Ciao,

Robin




Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Fleur Frenzy

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today playing with some amazing Robin's Nest papers.  This month we are working with the Fleur Collection.  These papers come in lovely shades of orange, yellow, blue, purple and more.



Starting with green cardstock, I added Green Fleur cardstock on top.  Then I tore a section of the striped side and added it to the left side of the card.  I fussy cut a large area of the card which resembles a leaf, inked it with brown ink and matted it with green cardstock, before adding it to the card with foam adhesives for dimension.

 
I added a series of Piano Dew Drops along the center of the leaf.  A sentiment was stamped on white cardstock inked with brown ink and matted with green cardstock.  Several  Dark Vanilla Dew Drops were added to the sentiment. 
 

Next, I created an easel card using the Honeycomb Fleur cardstock.



I created an assortment of layers from both sides of the cardstock, using the striped paper for the base of the card. 


 
White cardstock was added between the layers and all layers were inked with brown ink before assembling.  Some twine was wrapped around the top panel and the sentiment was stamped in brown ink directly on the Honeycomb Fleur cardstock.    The striped paper can be seen just peeking out of the upper portion of the easel card.  A sentiment was stamped on white cardstock, inked with brown and matted on the Honeycomb Fleur cardstock.  Several Goldenberry Dew Drops were added around the card.
 
Thanks for stopping by today.
 
Steph
 

Monday, October 20, 2014

Halloween Treat Boxes by Mallika

Hello My Crafty Friends,
This is your video design team member Mallika here again after a long break.
I am extremely sorry for being MIA. I had been dealing with alot of health and family issues.
Our design team coordinator has been super helpful in supporting my absence and giving me extra time. I really thank you Terri from the bottom of my heart.
So today I have a brand new video for all of you. I have made these cute Halloween Boxes. They are perfect to fill up candies, treats or even ghost :D
Please click here to go straight to the Video.
Have a great day
Hugs
Mallika





Happy LO :)

Hi Everyone :)
Kasia here today with a scrapbook layout with a foto of my grandmother.. :)
I really like this photo, because it shows that my grandmather was also once a small girl not only the woman always works.. ahahhha :)




Owl I found between the old pictures on the Loft...


 Videos which I am doing may not be longer than 14 min. so I can not show everything..
How do you have questions, please write in the comments :)
And here you can see tutorial :



I use:


and:

clipboard
owl pendant
punch
3d past
ink and stamps
gloss accent

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Shabby Chic Fleur Box

Two of my favorite patterns are stripes and Fleurs. Add a dusty plum and blue color scheme and a little glitter and you have the Fleur-de-li Collection, perfect for this shabby chic box full of bling. I decided to use the stripes as the background of the design and the Fleur pattern for the embellishments. Here is how I altered this Card Box from Walnut Hollow.



The first step was to paint the box a very dark blue and cut the outside panels from the Admiral Fleur Glitter Linen Cardstock. I cut the panels 1/8 inch smaller than the sides, top and bottom of the box. When the panels were glued onto the box, the missing 1/8 inch allowed the dark blue to work as the border between the panels.



Switching to the Plum Fleur Cardstock, I finished the inside of the box in the same way.



Next I worked on the design details. The focal point of the design was a grouping of two large roses, several rosebuds, leaves and twisted gold wire.



The largest rose was made from Plum Fleur Cardstock and the other rose from Admiral Fleur Glitter Linen Cardstock. The rosebuds were cut from both the Fleur and Stripe sides of the same cardstock. I cut several leaves in various sizes from Olive/Stripe Cardstock.



Using a hand made stencil, I experimented with the placement of a swirl design.



After deciding to use only the larger group of swirls, I lightly drew the design onto the top of the box. I then glued Pearl White Round Dew Drops from the Classified Mini Dew Drops along the curved lines.



The next step was to add a detail to the corners using a Black Dew Drop and three Pearl White Diamond Dew Drops. After twisting the gold wire around a pencil, I added three pieces of the twisted wire to the group of roses.



Supplies list:

Card Box from Walnut Hollow
Admiral Fleur Glitter Linen Cardstock
Plum Fleur Cardstock
Black Fleur-de-lis on White Glitter Cardstock
Olive/Stripe Cardstock
Discovery Girl Glitter Cardstock
Pearl White Diamond Dew Drops
Black Dew Drops
Classified Mini Dew Drops

Products pictured in box:

Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Keys (joann.com)
Blue Moon Beads Metal Pendant Key Assorted (joann.com)
Twisted Gold Wire (joann.com)
Twisted Purple Wire (joann.com)
Jewelry Craft Poly Metallic Braided Cord (joann.com)
Washi Tape (whimseybox.com)
Tim Holtz idea-ology Corked Vials (joann.com)
idea-ology Tinsel Twine (joann.com)

Thanks for coming. I hope you enjoyed this project using The Robin’s Nest Collections. Grab it while it's on sale!

~Diane

Silhouette SVG cut files available at dCipollo Designs.

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