Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The Girls

Hello 
Sweet Wednesday!

Robin here today.
I am all done with the blues!

Now on to girls!

Here is singlely my favorite picture of Jake and Britney's girls.

I'm not sure what it is that I love so much about this photo,
maybe that the colors are so subdued. 
Now that this scrapbook page is finished, I am going to frame it
and put it up somewhere in the house.

This photo has been up on a board above my scrapbook
desk ever since it was printed.
I soooo love it.


I so love the combination of these papers!
Grays,and peach.








Products used:
Glitter Discovery Girl Cardstock both sides
Black Toile CS (retired)
Classified CS (retired)
Wedding Cutouts CS
Brown 6mm dew drops
Bird of Paradise Dew drops
Discovery Girl Rub ons 
Brown/green tear drops
Black Glitter Dot CS

Love my Little Girls!!!!!

Ciao,

Robin

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Give Thanks for Fall

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today playing with some amazing Robin's Nest papers and rub-ons.


I used the Fall rub-ons to create all the focal points of this card.  They are easy to use and go on smoothly with no issues.  The Turkey Glitter Cardstock was cut so I could use the flourishes on one card and the turkey on the other.  The rub-on turkey was die cut into a circle and added to the card with foam adhesives for dimension.  The rub-on leaves were added around the sentiment.




I created this Thanksgiving card with a Spellbinder die, cutting the striped side of the Leaf Glitter Cardstock to fit.  The leaves were fussy cut from the same paper and added to the card front.  The turkey was fussy cut from the Turkey Glitter Cardstock and inked before adding it to the card with foam adhesives for dimension.


The sentiment is from the Fall rub-ons and I tucked it amongst the flourishes and the turkey.


Inside I used the same  Leaf Glitter Cardstock, using the striped side first, then the leaves on top.  Happy Thanksgiving was stamped on white cardstock and added to the card.


Thanks for stopping by today.

Steph

Monday, September 15, 2014

Non hallowen cover :)

Hi all my friends :)
How are you today? Everything ok?
I'm really, that I can show you my latest project :) An unusual project, unusal design and unusual use Ghost Little friend :)
As you know I like to experiment and my cover is just an experiment: how to use Halloween collection in non-halloween way? It is possible?
Of course! See for yourself :)








Unfortunately my camera had the vagaries and not see some steps , so if you have any questions, ask in the comments please :)

Heart it hurt me when I mess up the ghost, but I can not to use it as the ghost.. I still crying for him..:(



I use:

and:
 old cover,
chipcoard,
past 3d and mask
ribbon
washi tape
stamps and ink pad

Thank you for your attention, I greet and wish you a great week :)





Saturday, September 13, 2014

Spook up some fun with this altered art Halloween tag book


With the season of ghosts and goblins fast approaching, I couldn’t wait to share my altered art Halloween Book featuring many of the Robin’s Nest spooktacular Halloween Collection.

Hello! Betsy Skagen of Paper Calliope here wishing everyone a Bootiful autumn. Altering books is one of my favorite activities. With so many options available--from pre-made books found at craft stores to repurposed children’s books to making books from scratch--I find making altered books almost as irresistible as sneaking Reeses’ Peanut Butter Cups out of my kids’ trick or treat bags. Please note that emphasis on almost, because, well, I really like Reese's.

The good news is that creating altered books can be as easy or difficult as you choose. My HANDy Skeleton book was fairly easy, albeit a little time-consuming to make.


The Cover 

Step 1 Stamp dark orange ink onto a piece of facial tissue, thoroughly covering the surface. Dilute craft glue with water. Cover an inexpensive skeleton trinket with glue mixture. Then, wrap skeleton with the orange tissue. Use a pointed object to press the tissue into all the crevices to allow the texture of the hand to show through the tissue. Cover with another layer of diluted glue and let dry. Because the tissue tears so easily, do not trim any excess tissue until the tissue is completely dry.

Step 2 On a non-stick surface, squeeze hot glue into a shape that mimics a skeletal wrist and forearm. After it hardens, add additional smaller strings of hot glue to create vein-like texture on top of the arm. Cover with diluted glue mixture and wrap with the orange tissue, again pressing the tissue into all the crevices. Cover tissue with the diluted glue and let dry. Accent with a black marker. After the tissue is dry, carefully trim any excess tissue.

Step 3 Slightly separate wire binding and take book apart. Cut Orange Bones Cardstock to the fit three pieces of front cover, lining up bones between pieces. Make two of the front pieces one inch longer than the actual cover and score them one inch from one end. Adhere papers to cover pieces, folding over and adhering the one inch on inside. Blend orange ink over paper to give a slight orange hue.

Step 4 Using an X-acto knife, cut out the holes that will be used for the binding.

Step 5 Using Orange Crackle Glitter Cardstock, repeat the cutting and adhering process for inside cover, except reduce length by 1 inch on two front pieces.

Step 6 Cut smaller pieces of solid orange cardstock to cover the small inside cover piece that is opposite the binding.

Step 7 Again use the X-acto knife to cut out punches for binding. Then cut the arch that is used to connect the cover.

Step 8 Adhere ribbon on inside seams of cover and twine on outside vertical seams.


Envelope Pages

Step 1 Cut flaps off envelope pages.

Step 2 Using the Robin’s Nest Halloween Collection and coordinating solid color cardstock, cut paper to fit the front and back of each envelope. Place decorative paper on front of each envelope and a solid color cardstock on each back.

Step 3 Decorate pages using items from the Halloween Collection and your personal ephemera collection.











Tags

Step 1 For the tags I used a technique I learned from the amazing Tammy Tutterow. Wrinkle Kraft Glassine paper to make cracks in the finish. Then apply Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink to the surface of the tag. After a few minutes blot off excess ink and dry the tags with a heat tool. After drying, mist the Glassine with Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls Mist. Bronze would also work well for this. After letting the paper sit for a few minutes, blot off the excess and dry them with a heat tool. Then add Black Soot Distress Ink to the edges and let dry. 

Step 2 Adhere the glassine paper to the front and back of tags that fit inside the envelope pages and trim to the size of the tag. Punch a hole in the glassine over the location of the tag’s original hole.

Step 3 Apply elements from the Robin’s Nest Halloween Collection and your personal collection to each tag. Thread ribbon adorned with trinkets through each of the tags.

Step 4 Reassemble the book.





Now that your amazing book is complete, you can add your own pictures of your favorite trick or treaters through the years. Or, if you can bear to part with your new book, it will make a perfect gift for aunts, uncles and grandparents.   

Stuff I used

Halloween Stickers
Cardstock in assorted solid colors
Cardstock from Rusty Pickle--R.I.P.
Envelope tag book with tags
Skeleton hand from Halloween supply store
Facial tissue
Orange and soot black inks
Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls Mist
Ribbon
Divine Twine
Tim Holtz Kraft Glassine
Assorted ephemera, stickers and trinkets from personal collection
Hot glue
Craft glue

Fall Moments

A friend took this picture when Catherine was 7 weeks old.  On a whim since it was the fall season she brought this cute little basket and hat, it was just magical.  She looked so cute, staring right at the camera with this adorable expression.  It is priceless!!


I used the lovely fall collection of papers from the The Robin's Nest to create this layout.  For info and close up pictures about this layout please take a look at The Robin's Nest Blog.


I used the beautiful Boo Words glitter cardstock for the background, on the backside of the paper is this distressed honey colored textured paper, perfect as a background!!  I then used the Glitter leaf paper and cut out 2 of the orange leaves and layered them under the picture of the left and right.  Here you can see them on the right under the journal strips.  I also used the Brown glitter cardstock as a few of my layers.  I also added in the orange and gold Dew Drops to the chipboard swirls under the picture and also to the corner swirl.  I added the orange diamond Dew Drop to the chipboard frame just under the picture.

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I used the Witch Accessories Glitter Cardstock which is a dark brown cardstock with orange glitter hats and brooms on it to create the punched doily around the layout.  You cannot see the shapes of the hats and brooms but it gives this wonderful glittery feel tot he doily.  You can also see some of the Fall Rub-On leaves and the word "fall" layered on the backside of the Honeycomb Daisy Glitter Cardstock.

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I layered the super cute Pumpkin Glitter Chipboard under the title and the dark brown Dew Drop studded chipboard, you can never have enough glitter!!  Here you can also see more Fall Rub-on leaves and the Honeycomb Daisy Glitter Cardstock.
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It has not started to feel like fall yet here in Texas, but playing with all these fall colors and embellishments makes me wish for those crisp autumn days!!

Supplies Used
Chipboard - Bo Bunny & Memory Maze & Want2Scrap
Stickers - Paper House Productions
Flowers - Prima
Paint - Martha Stewart & Tattered Angels
Glitter - Art Glitter
Ink - Prima
Trims - May Arts Ribbons
Stamp - Heartfelt Creations
Pen - Sakura
Adhesive - Scotch & Beacon
Enjoy!!
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Friday, September 12, 2014

Fall and Halloween Cards


Hi Everyone!
     Michelle here with 3 fun and easy cards to get you in the mood for Fall and Halloween.


Halloween Night was created using the following:
Haunted House Cardstock
Halloween Rub Ons
Halloween Glitter Ghost
Plum Purple Glitter Chipboard
Jade Diamond Dew Drops
Emerald Zest crayola glitter pen.
White card blank
Glue, foam tape and a pen.

Glue the glitter chipboard onto the white card blank. Cut some Haunted House cardstock to size and add rub ons. Place onto the chipboard with foam tape. Add Glitter Ghost and Bat with foam tape.
Accent card with doodles and Jade Diamonds.
Finish by making all the eyes 'spooky' with the glitter pen.


Boo was created with the following:
Halloween Stripe Glitter Cardstock
Boo Words Glitter Cardstock
Ghost Little Friend
White card blank
Black cardstock
Glue and foam tape.

Trim the black cardstock so it is smaller than your card blank. Then cut some Halloween Glitter Stripe to size. Glue all this to the front of the card blank. Glue your Ghost Little Friend in place and add the 'Boo' with foam tape.

Give Thanks was created with the following:
Glitter Leaf Cardstock
Fall Rub Ons
Pearl White Diamond Dew Drops
Pearl White Mini Dew Drops- from Silver Bells.
White card blank
Orange cardstock
Green chevron stripe washi tape
Scrap of white cardstock
Black pen
Glue and foam tape

Cut and glue the orange cardstock to your card blank.
Cut the Glitter Leaf Cardstock to size. Add the washi tape as shown. Add a second layer of washi tape so the cardstock design does not show through. Fold leftover tape behind cardstock, then edge with black pen before gluing to card front.
Apply 'Give Thanks' rub on to scrap of paper, edge with black pen then add with foam tape.
Accent card with Diamond and Mini Dew Drops.

Thanks for coming by.
 I hope you have enjoyed these cards and are inspired to make a few of your own!

~ Michelle Frae Cummings

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Sylas' Baby Boy Mini Book

Hello,
Robin's Post Day!
Wednesday!

Today I am sharing with you another blue project!

My last for a while.

Sylas is Rachel's grandson,
and my first great grandson.

So I decided to make a book about Sylas.
I like so many other projects, started this book ages ago,
knowing that I would create this book for him.
Pulled it out this week, and Sylas' pictures that I have and created
this book.  I came down from the mountain one
afternoon to finish the book.  I was a nice drive down
the mountain and the rain had created fog, and driving 
through the fog helped clear my mind, 
and this is what I created after the drive.


This book is an 8x8 size.
I made the cover many months ago,
it is now time for the rest of the book.


Here Sylas is on his birthday.
His first day on this earth.
I used the back side of Belgian Chocolate.
Special Delivery Paper
Belgian Chocolate
Red and Blue Glitter Letters
Blue 6mm and 4mm dew drops
Baby Boy Sticker
Rocking Horse Specialty Paper


Sylas is a few weeks old here.
Chelsea came to let me kiss on him as she says.
And she continues to bring him over to visit us at least once a month.
We so love to have him and share our love with him.

Special Delivery Paper both sides
Glitter Boy Swirl
Baby Boy Sticker (retired)
6mm and 4mm dew drops


Sylas' Cute Baby Parts
Hands, ears, feet, toes.

I found this cute poem to go with these baby parts.
Also the blue baby feet on the poem come from a retired RN Sticker.
These feet came off the birth certificate from the hospital of
Rachel's Twin sister.  She passed away at two months 
from crib death.  Every once in a while, I want to use them.
Here they are, for a special boy.

Belgian Chocolate CS non glittered
front and back
Glitter blue Classic Swirl CS
6mm and 4mm blue dew drops
Red Glitter Stickers
Baby Boy Sticker


 Well, here I am! With Sylas.

Rocking Horse Specialty Paper
Baby Boy Sticker
Large dew drops
Blue glitter chipboard
Red Glitter Letters
Blue 4mm dew drops
Glitter Blue Classic Swirl



 Here is Sylas at 4 months old.
Isn't he cute!

Airplane Cardstock
Glitter Blue Classic Swirl
Baby Boy Sticker
6mm and 4mm Blue dew drops


Again Sylas is 4 months here.
That huge spider is scary!

Glitter Spiderweb CS
Green 6mm dew drops
Rocking Horse specialty paper back side


Not often are you able to have 5 generations alive.
We had these pictures taken at Christmas
with my dad Sylas' Great Great Grandfather.
Me, Rachel, Chelsea, and Sylas on my dad's lap.

We cherish these photos.
When I brought dad his own copy
he choked up and could hardly talk.

So Special!

Boys Plaid
Blue Glitter letters
And this is my joy CS
Belgian Chocolate CS
Grey CS
Blue Glitter Journaling tags

Here are a few random shots of the book.








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Have a great wednesday!

Ciao,

Robin
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