Thursday, March 5, 2015

It's a Shoe Thing!

Hey, crafty peeps! It's Ro back with some card fun!  But first I want to give you a little heads up for some REAL FUN!!!

That's right! It's a blog hop!!! March 31st we will be doing a blog hop with prizes available on each and every participating designer's blog! Mark it on your calendar!  Now, on to our regularly scheduled programming....

Marilyn Monroe said, "Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world."

Well, that's our theme this month! And since my BFF's daughter just had a baby girl, this card fit both the theme and the need for a baby card.

So true! Here is the recipe for this 5.5" x 5.5" card. Supply links will be listed below.

I cut a white piece of cardstock to 5.25" x 5.25" and embossed that with the Simple Flowers Cuttlebug Embossing Folder and adhered that to my card base. I then used my Silhouette Cameo to cut the shoe pieces from the beautiful Rosy Chevron cardstock from The Robin's Nest.  I used both sides of the paper...the front for the top of the shoe and the reverse side for the inside of the shoe. The straps were cut from scrap cardstock I had in my stash.

I popped out the center of the flowered part of the shoe and added some foam tape to the back to give the shoes a little dimension.

I used my Silhouette to journal the sentiment "You are never too young for fabulous shoes" using a green glitter Cri-Kit pen and then cut that out along with a background shape for it.  The flowers were in my flower stash and the metallic pink jewels are Dew Drops.

Once I had the shoes assembled, I attached them and the sentiment to the card front using a combination of adhesive and foam tape to add even more dimension to the card. I colored in the "Fabulous Shoes" with a Dark Pink Wink of Stella pen to add a little more sparkle.

I was commissioned to do some canvas pictures for my friend's daughter's new room. I had never worked with canvas in this manner before and this was way out of my comfort zone. I much prefer making's what I know. But I think they turned out pretty good, so I thought I would share them with you. The new mama had something very specific in mind, and this is how I interpreted it.

This is a small one that I practiced on to get the feel for what I was doing. I then did two 16"x20" canvasses.

I think they turned out pretty good. She was thrilled with them. And I was happy I tried and succeeded with something new.

My point is, never be afraid to step out of your comfort zone with your crafting. You may even surprise yourself!

Hope I was able to inspire you today!

See you soon!

The Robin's Nest Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:
Silhouette Cameo, Evolution Advanced, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Wink of Stella Pen, Cri-Kit Pen, Foam Tape, Adhesive, Pink paper flowers, and Cardstock in white, pink and green

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Green, green, and more green

Hello Readers,

I was working with some of our pictures from Alaska, 
these were taken in our sons backyard in Wasilla.

It was so green, I decided to use green as my background,
and once I got the pictures on the paper,
I thought, whoa,  that's a lot of green!

Then, I thought lets work this through,
it doesn't have to feel too green, and brown can bring the
finishing touches to the pages.

So as I worked, I just kept adding more green,
and some brown.
Now to understand these photos!
So funny huh!
Our oldest son, here with his family,
creates and forges his own knife business called
the Ogres Forge.
They all wanted to dress like the Duck Dynasty look,
and have the Ogres Forge look.

Well here they are.

Each member of his family works on the knives in different ways, from 
organizing the garage/shop to buffing, or forging or making hilts, 
to sewing the leather sheaths they come in.
You can find his work on facebook under The Ogres Forge.

After the family pictures were taken,
Josh got a hold of the camera, and took these of 
Dana and I. 
He just kept clicking and clicking.  Finally I had
to say enough!
But these did turn out fun, and
where there really aren't that many pictures of us
together it is nice to have.

We are so in love.  It sounds like such a silly thing to say
or even scrap about and share, but I love this man
dearly, he has brought great happiness to my life, and to
have a few pictures depicting this is really so fun
for me.

The products used in these pages
are in our Lodge line and the 
Forest line.

I so do love these lines.  

Also thanks to Gina's Designs,
there are many elements from her
products incorporated in these pages.



Mocha Daisy CardstockWrap Glitter CardstockOutdoors Sticker

Lodge CutOuts CardstockGetaway Leaves Glitter CardstockWedding Cut-Outs Cardstock

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Hello Spring Card

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today and it is COLD!!!  It's still snowing here in New York.   We have 3 feet of snow and ice that just won't go away.  We had the coldest, snowiest February EVER and it's still snowing even though it's March!!!!   So I am really wishing for spring. 

I've created a flip card which holds a fun surprise!

To create the card front, cut gray cardstock 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"  and score at 2 3/4". 
Fold cardstock and adhere a 5 3/8" x 5 3/8" panel of Clouds Cardstock to the panel.

Place an oval die on the card front - butting it against the folded panel, then die cut through all layers creating the window.

To create the interior panel, cut cardstock 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scoring at 4 1/4". 
Cut Clouds Cardstock 4 1/8" x 5 3/8" and adhere to both sides of this interior panel.

Die cut ovals in both interior panels.
Adhere the left side panel to the reverse side of the front card panel, lining up the windows.


Cut cardstock 5 3/4" x 5 1/2".  Score at 5 1/2" and fold to create the back flap.

Adhere the flap to the right side of the interior panel to create the complete card.
Standing up, it looks like this.

Stamp and emboss sentiments for the front and interior panels.


Stamp and color images, adding the boots to the small flap and the umbrella to the large back flap.
Embellish the images with Smoky Archival Seeds.
Tie Saphron Ribbon around the interior panel.

Opening and closing the card causes the images to move. 
Closed - you see the umbrella. 

Open, you see the boots.

Hope you enjoy.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Spring is coming

Hi, everyone!  
Today I would like to share my new layout for  The Robin's Nest.

Every girl likes flowers..and new dress and new shoes,and new paper, if she fond of scrapbooking, of course. So if you are a scrap-girl you will like Spring Flowers Glitter Cardstock paper as me!

I started my work from choosing the location of all elements
then used a border punch
and distressed paper
 used some mists
 added a photo
 added laces, flowers, chipbord, paper leaves
  and used some rub-ons from Girl Rub-on
 as finishing touch I added some bright dew drops 
 and detailes of my work

Have a nice day!

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