Saturday, August 4, 2018

Friends of Unity, August 2018

Hey there!! What's brewin' ??
Welcome to Robyn's nest

I cannot believe it is August already!! 
This months theme for our Friends of Unity Hop is coffee !!
Well, how bout that!!!! LOL.. 
My favorite thing!!
 I am having one of 2 giveaways this month
~ I have a few Unity stamps in mind, so be sure to comment to win!!
 I will read all the blogs, then use random to pick my winner

ok.. let's get started 
I used the coffee cup image from Unity's Kit of the Month for June!! 
This has to be one of my favorite KOM's yet!!
I love coffee, and feathers!! 

For my card, I stamped the image on PTI's white cardstock
I used chalks to tone that white down some
Colored it with Copics.. I really wanted to give her a french manicure, LOL
Used My Favorite Things edge dies, and my most favorite piece of K&Company's pattern paper. This is my last sheet of this gorgeous paper, and I will miss it terribly!!
I added some jute type twine, and pretty little flowers along that "naked" side
I didn't add a sentiment yet, because I'm not sure who it will go to.. it could be any type card at this point..
Then lastly, some clear Nuvo drops...

On a side note, that little basket handle you see in my picture is actually a coffee cup basket made by my good friend, Lisa Bradford! She has this amazing talent for basket making, and I was lucky enough to be surprised by getting one in the mail!! It was filled with so many crafty goodies too!! 
Thank you my friend :)

We all on the Friends of Unity design team appreciate every single comment we get.
That's why we use our own stash every month for a giveaway.
 We are NOT sponsored by Unity Stamp Co. But , they do approve of our hop, and that make us all very happy
We started this hop because we love Unity. That's it. This hop is our way of showcasing our cards made with our favorite stamps!!

Leave us a comment, and I'll send you something pretty cool in Happy Mail!! 

Up next is 
wait until you see her gorgeous project!!!
If you are just arriving here, and want to start this hop from the beginning,
 you can click HERE  for 
Eileen is also having a giveaway this month!! Be sure to check it out!!

Friday, August 3, 2018

Our Daily Bread Designs and Coffee Loving Cardmakers Collaboration Hop

 Hey there!! What's brewin'? 
Welcome to Robyn's Nest 
We are very excited at Coffee Loving Cardmakers to be collaborating, and hopping with 
Our Daily Bread Designs
This blog hop will give you plenty of inspiration to make some beautiful projects and card using their stamps, dies and their beautiful, coffee pattern paper! 
Our Daily Bread Designs is also having a sale!!!
Enter the word COFFEE to receive a 20% discount..
(sorry, bundles are not included)
And ODBD is also having a giveaway!!!
$25.00 gift card!!
Be sure to comment on each blog to WIN!!!!

Click the picture below to start shopping!!

Now for my card.. 

I used Hug in a Mug~ stamp/die set along with their
This pattern paper is just gorgeous! So many little delicious details! 

 I used the dies to cut out the cup,
 then I stamped and heat embossed the coffee sleeve, and lid to add texture 
Next, I added these sweet hand made flowers which I received as a 
RAK (Random Act of Kindness) 
from my friend Marilynn DeGroot!!! 
This sentiment says
Coffee is a Hug in a Mug
See that tiny coffee cup? It is also a part of the set!! 

Next I decided to make a bible bookmark for my friend
I made a large tag with the dark brown cardstock, added the dark green on top
I used some scalloped dies and cut a pretty piece from the same Latte Love paper pack
Then using the Hug in a Mug dies, I cut the cup, and sleeve 
For the "steam" I fussy cut this swirl from the paper

Love this sentiment!!!
I stamped and heat embossed it. Then added the tiny flower and some Nuvo drops
That's it for me!! 
I have to say, this set of stamps can keep you busy for weeks!! So many different stamps to choose from!!
I hope you are hopping along with us!!
Did you come here from

Up next is...

To get the full line up, pop over here at
>>>Coffee Loving Cardmakers 

Our Daily Bread Designs is having a giveaway!!
Be sure to comment on each of our blogs for your chance at winning a
$25.00 gift cretificate
We look forward to all your comments!!!

Friday, July 27, 2018

STAMPlorations and Coffee Loving Cardmakers Collaboration
 Hey there, what's brewin'??
Welcome to Robyn's Nest :)
We are very excited to be collaborating with returning Super Sponsor STAMPlorations!!
I am especially excited because I am a huge STAMPlorations fan!! I have so many of their coffee related stamps and dies! They are always having these amazing sales, and I just "need" them all!!!
25% off is amazing!!!
Click HERE for the site

Did you arrive here from
Lisa's Blog? <<Click <<<here to go back

For my first card, I am using this beautiful cover plate..

This amazing cover plate is called
 Zen Coffee 2 Plate Die
It is so versatile, as you will see with all the inspiration our design team has for you to ogle over!!
I used the die with white card stock, and added it over the top of this piece of card stock I used distress inks on. I also ran the colored piece through the Big Shot with a brick embossing folder..
I used DL.ART store crinkle ribbon
 and a few Pretty Pink Posh sequins ..
I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment from ---- and applied it over a piece of burlap for some added texture!
This card gave me a "Fall" feeling, so I decided to make another Fall themed card
My next card was a lot of fun to make
I started out by stamping and coloring the image.
Then I fussy cut it easy too!
I have this amazing Fall paper pack I bought on clearance a couple years back from Papertrey Ink. Their card stock is my absolute favorite to use.
I also used a piece of PTI's vellum and dry embossed it with a falling leaf folder I have..

I assembled it together, and used some twine and tied a bow...
This sentiment is from the same stamp set!! 

I wanted to show you another of my favorite sets from STAMPlorations...
Just look at all these sentiments in one set!!
I used "my cup runneth over" on my first card from this set

That's it for me!! 
Be sure to hop along with us, and leave a comment on every blog for a chance at winning a fantastic prize!!!
A $25.00 gift code!!! WOW!! 

You can start here
STAMPlorations Blog 


Friday, July 20, 2018

Coffee Loving Cardmakers/ Fun Stampers Journey Collaboration

Hey there!! Welcome to Robyn's Nest!!
The design team at Coffee Loving Cardmakers are thrilled to be collaborating with
 Fun Stampers Journey!! 
I am using their stamp set Coffee Helps, and the matching dies Coffee Helps (4 die set),
and Coffee First (8 dies).. 
Let me just say I had a blast with this set!!
For my first card,
I used PTI cardstock with the "to go" cup die from the coffee first (8) 
Vellum for the lid, and a hello word bubble
Then used FSJ twine, and Fashion silver flat back/self stick bling!
I love how it turned out :)

For my second card....
I used the same dies as with the first card, just different cs, and layout..

My third card was inspired by Pinterest..

I stamped and die cut this cup, added it to a background die from Lawn Fawn. With a sweet doily , more of FSJ amazing twine, and a tiny yellow flower, I glued it all down, and added the sentiments... 

I decided I needed some new bookmarks, and whipped these up in less than 2 hours! 
I have thoroughly enjoyed this entire set!! 

That's it for my cards, and bookmarks

 I hope you're enjoying the collaboration, 
and are getting inspired by all the cards, and projects along the way!! 
Please be sure to visit
 links highlighted above!!
Don't forget to leave comments on each blog for a chance at winning THIS fabulous prize!!!
 Fun Stampers Journey!! 
I hope you came here to my blog from,
 If not, you can go back to Lisa's blog by clicking her name
Next up, after me is
 Lori has a fabulous project to inspire you!!
Thanks for stopping by
Inky Hugs, Robyn

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Coffee Loving Cardmakers Design Team~ July

 Hey there, welcome back to Robyn's Nest!!  

For this months card, I wanted to use a stamp set I bought a few months back from Super Sponsor Altenew, called Dancing in the Rain <<LINK
I love each and every stamp in this wonderful set! 
I started off by stamping the "rain" in soft blue, on watercolor paper.
I used the window die from SU!, and baked brown sugar cs
For the background paper, I used a sheet from Webster's Pages called
Sweet Notes (Allison Kraft Designs) ~ I just love this bookcase background

The kitty and the coffee cups were stamped, and fussy cut, then popped up onto the windowsill.

I love this sentiment! It fits "me" so well....

Well, that's it for me this month!!
I hope you like my card!
See you again in August 
Inky Hugs!!!

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Christmas in July

   Welcome back to Robyn's nest!! 

Please join us at Friends of Unity in welcoming our newest addition to the team Joyce Verdon!!!!
We were so glad she accepted our invitation! YAY!!! 

For this months Friends of Unity blog hop, we decided on Christmas in July!! 
It was fun to drag out my Christmas Unity stamps. 
I missed them ;)
For my card, I used Joy To Go
I stamped the image, and the sentiment with red ink,onto kraft paper from PTI then embossed them with iridescent ice embossing powder (retired) from Stampin Up!  

I colored the pine with Copics, and added white gel pen.

I love using stickers!! 
This on is from Jolie's

 Well, that's it for me this month!! 
We sure hope you enjoy our little tribute to Unity Stamp Co each month! 
As usual, "someone" is having a giveaway!! ;)
Please leave us all a comment to be entered to WIN!!
See you next month. August is a Coffee theme!! AND This coffee lovin' cardmaker couldn't be more happy!!!

Friday, June 15, 2018

Lil' Inker Designs Sponsor Solo with Coffee loving Cardmakers



Hey there, and welcome back to Robyn's Nest!!
We are So happy to have Lil' Inker Designs as Amy's Solo Sponsor! 

This adorable set is called
Super Coffee Stamp and Die 
How cute is this coffee super hero??
My cards were so much fun to make. Simple, easy and "super" cute!
Here is the stamp and die set
Really cool sentiments to choose from!! 
With the rest of the design team coming up with some really amazing cards to inspire you, we hop you'll head on over to get this set for yourself!! 
Thanks for stopping by!!
Be sure to see all the cards starting here!!
Coffee Loving Cardmakers
Click >>>HERE<<< to see the new release!!
Don't forget to comment on ALL blogs for your chance to WIN!

Sponsor Solo Prize:
Chance to win one of two Super Coffee Die & Stamp bundles.
★Let’s do a little giveaway, shall we? Leave a comment on the Coffee Loving Cardmaker's blog and all participating blogs for a chance to win one of two Super Coffee Die & Stamp Bundles★