Saturday, January 4, 2020

Friends of Unity~ January 2020

Hey there!!
Welcome to Robyn's Nest
Happy New Year!!!
I missed sending my Christmas cards out in a timely manner...
anyone else??
A few of my card making FB friends missed sending theirs, too..
I will not let this happen again ;)

Now onto my card for January
This months cue is Favorite stamp of 2019..
hard choice because there were so many (no lie)
So I chose this pretty girl from
kit of the Month for September 2019
I'll be sending this one to my sister Brenda, in Tampa 
(was going to use the old bag Itty Bitty, but she IS a lot older than I am so I held back...don't want to tick her off~ LOL
Loving this blue!! The pattern paper is from a paper pack I received as a gift
I colored her with Copics
added a few swirly cut outs and leaves cut in white!
The sentiment says Stop & that!
I sure hope you like my card!!
As usual, a few ladies are having a giveaway from their stash this month!
Be sure to comment along and "follow" us too!

The Hop starts here at the beginning with
Crystal Minkler's blog
up next is 
NEXT is Dawn Fields

Inky Hugs, Robyn

 Friends, please know that our hops are not sponsored. (Although, we know Unity Stamp Co. lovingly approves) Because your support is so valuable and so appreciated, prizes are given from the creators own private stash of Unity stamps.

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Coffee Loving Cradmakers~ Merry Christmas

Welcome to Robyn's Nest
What's brewin??
I know you don't have much time today to surf the web, but thank you for coming by my blog...I'll get right to my card for today!!

I used Super Sponsor Unity Stamp Company stamps for my card! 
These 3 cups are in the this Kit of the Month for December 2019

^^^close up of the sticker from Jolee's and the tiny tag I made using the sentiment in the kit 
I used Always Artichoke SU! card stock
Lawn Fawn pattern paper
Waffle Flower scalloped die
Large snowflake die is from Sizzix
I love to use burlap when possible, and this little banner from Jolee's has a tad bit of it under the letters in "Holiday", so I used a larger piece under my cups
I sure hope you have had a Merry Christmas!!!
Thanks for stopping by!!

Inky Hugs, Robyn

Sunday, December 22, 2019

Growing In Unity Winners

Hey everyone!
I'm popping in here to announce the winners from my GIU week, plus 2 winners that I have chosen from comments for a little Unity love from me, too!!
The Winners of the GIU grab bags are

Debbie Dekock

Please send me your address ASAP so I can pass it onto Kelli~ I am a week behind, and apologize for that. 

Next are the winners from my own giveaway
(US only, sorry) 
Karen Grayson
Vanessa Osborun 

Please contact me through Facebook messenger
email me at 
since this is Christmas, please allow me some time to get MY winners packages in the will be worth the wait
Thanks so much
Inky hugs, Robyn
Merry Chritmas everyone

Friday, December 13, 2019

My Growing In Unity Week~ Day 5

Hey there!!!
Welcome back to Robyn's Nest for
 Day 5 of my GIU week
Confession time...
I was very unsure of myself for this week.
Being picked last year, gave me 13 months to prepare my cards, and my blog posts, and I did nothing.
I was worried I'd be too boring, or too chatty.
 I worried I didn't share enough about my cards this week, because I don't list what products I use all the time... among other things that crossed my mind.
....but last week we all met Gigi, from
 Gigi Zone Paper Crafting
I sure hope you were able to read Gigi's posts.
I think me, following Gigi, and her "week of empowerment" was meant to be! 
I felt encouraged by her posts. Like "you've got this, Robyn"
Thank you for the encouragement Gigi!! You helped me to gain more confidence. 
If you missed Gigi and her week of empowerment, click the link below for her Day 1 as the GIU gal

I cherish my on line friends that I chat with daily. 
Crystal Minkler and Eileen Mathys walk me through most of my days. 
They have been a huge source of encouragement to me for over 3 years.
 Thank you ladies for getting me through every day life ~ hugs

OK...that's enough of that!!

Now, onto this last card

I used a sentiment from the September 2019 KOTM (again)
It is second under the Santa/sleigh..
Poppy red card stock from PTI is my base, then a layer of white card stock from PTI, cut with
 Gina Marie rectangle dies.
the pattern paper is from the same GinaK paper I bought last year!!
 I wish I had gotten 2 packages LOL


Close up of the loopy flower..this is a die from my stash that I have had for years and recently found! I love when that happens :) 
I have no idea who makes it...sorry..if I had to guess, then I'd say Sizzix
a shinny brad in the center holds the sentiment in place.
I love how this turned out and I will probably make a few more in different colors.
oh, the glitter paper is from Lawn Fawn 

below is the kit I used
I want to thank each and every one of you who have followed my week!!
I will also be sending out a thank you to one or two commenters myself.
Unity stamps, of course..
I will announce the winner/winners 
when I announce the winners of the grab bag here on my blog.
 Be there or be square 😊 
Merry Christmas 
Inky Hugs, Robyn

Thursday, December 12, 2019

My Growing in Unity Week~ Day 4

Hey there!!
Welcome back to Robyn's Nest !!
It's day 4 of my Growing In Unity week!
Recently, I needed to make a sympathy card for my older cousin.
I made this card for Libby
First I stamped the image
 Then I colored this her with Copics.
Her hair was so fun to color...
I fussy cut her out trying to get the little bits around her in without having to mask it off....
(I'm lazy)
I heat embossed a maple leaf onto white card stock.
(can you see it??)

It was so pretty, and this 1/2" sheer ribbon from 
Close To My Heart really sets off whatever card I add it to!!
Beautiful card that never made it to her.
I have misplaced it.
How does one misplace a sympathy card???
I've searched high and low.
It will turn up, but in the meantime, I'm glad I took these couple pictures ahead of time.
All Kinds of Holiday Love {kom 9/19 
 All Kinds of Holiday Love {kom 9/19}
Ok, well, this is almost the end of my week
I hope to see you all back tomorrow for my last day as GIU gal
If you have any questions about products used, ask me in comments.
I read them all 
Thanks for stopping by!!

Inky Hugs, Robyn 

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Coffee Loving Cardmakers and My Growing In Unity Week~ Day 3

Hey there!!
What's brewin'?
Welcome to Robyn's Nest!!
Today my blog is doing double duty with my monthly post in Coffee Loving Cardmakers
My Growing in Unity week!!
I am honored to be representing both today!! 
When I saw this stamp set released, I had to have it right away!
I need all the Angie's girls whether they have a given name or in a set like this is..again, a nameless Angie Girl, but she is from the set 
It was going to be my Christmas card image and I'd add different sentiments to it. Well I am so behind in my cards this year that I may have to just send Winter cards to make up for the missing Christmas card ...HaHaHa 
ok, enough chit chat from me!
Let's get to my card for today 
I started by stamping the image onto Copic friendly card stock, and letting it dry in for about 20 minutes..then colored it with Copics in blues and browns. I colored the coffee to go cup in green. At first I was trying to match a piece of pattern paper, but then found this small piece of white and blue pattern paper, so I switched up the's ok, right? 
Here is a close up of the sentiment that I stamped onto a piece of vellum I had already cute out with my
 deckle blade (from Martha Stuart) 

Below is the image

Also, I used one of the sentiments from a Graciellia Designs for Unity
Sorry if this is blurry to you...
I use my iPhone to take pictures..
I would also like to mention that my teamie over at Coffee Loving Cardmakers Lisa Bzibziak is having a month long challenge featuring Unity Stamp Co
  Use a Coffee, Tea or Cocoa product from Unity Stamps on your project and have an extra chance to win this month’s prize which is a small prize pack from me that includes this adorable Planner Girl Stay Cozy stamp set along with a few other things:

That's it for me for today!!
Thank you for coming by my blog today!!
I hope to see you back tomorrow for my Day 4 card for GIU

Inky Hugs, Robyn

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

My Growing in Unity Week~ Day 2

Hey there!
Welcome back to Robyn's Nest
How are you?
Did you stop by here yesterday for Day 1 of my GIU week?
I sure hope so, and I hope you left me a comment, so you're entered into the giveaway

Today is day 2 of my Growing in Unity week.

For this card, I stamped the pine cone image from Unity's Kit of the Month for 
September, 2015 called From Our Hearts to Yours
After stamping the image, I colored it with Copics.
I added some white gel pen as snow and highlights.
I added more pine boughs from my stash behind the image and popped it up with a couple dimensionals 
I used the Cable Knit embossing folder from Stampin Up on the very vanilla top layer, then I used the Tim Holtz tool to drag the edges for a shred or distressed look. I actually use this little tool a lot.
The sentiment is from this same KOTM
Pretty, but simple card.
I CASE'd this card from one I made last year with mostly dies. 

Our Hearts to Yours {kom 9/15} 
Be sure to come back tomorrow as I am pulling
 double duty!! 
Tomorrow 12/11 is my once a month blog post with
 Coffee Loving Cardmakers, from the 
Coffee Loving Papercrafters FB group where I am a FB Ambassador, and Moderator in the group.
Unity Stamp Co. is always a huge supporter of our blog hops. 
I am so happy to be representing both of my very favorite groups on Facebook
 (pinching myself)  

Inky Hugs, Robyn