Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Coffee Loving Cardmakers~ Fun with Jaded Blossom

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

I have a couple fun cards for you today from one of my favorite Super Sponsors, Jaded Blossom! 

Their July release was all for me! Just kidding, but you would think so with all that coffee goodness! Anything from fun, new coffee stamps, to new coffee themed stencils! I was in heaven!

As soon as the sets arrived, I couldn't wait to get inky!
I am having a random blog candy giveaway this month
Comment to be entered to win

First, I used the super sweet owl from the Don't Give a Hoot set
 link is below

Don't Give a Hoot 

Ack!! How cute is this Owl?? 
I started out by stamping, then coloring the image with Copics,
 then I decided to paper piece the cup!
Next, I fussy cut it out...
Going through my stash, I ran across these dies from 
Best Day Ever, and Jumping Jacks 
I cut the dies out with a few colored card stock
I then went looking for a tree die, or stamp, and found that I had bought this gorgeous birch tree die from Simon Says Stamp. So, I cut it out in white, then I used a deckle blade to trim the edges around that piece. I added a colorful polka dot piece of card stock I had used on a previous card, so I added it behind the trees :)
The Best Day Ever dies came with these super fun flowers, so I added them, too... 
The Jumping Jacks die is so awesome! I loved using it on this card... 

I also decided to use the negative piece from die cutting to make another card, just for fun!! 

I really love how these 2 turned out...I felt like I was channeling my inner Lisa Bzibziak on these 2! That's not a bad thing, either, since I'm her super fan ;) and she constantly inspires me with her amazing creations!! 
I sure hope you enjoyed my cards for this month!!
See you here again next month
 (September 16th is my day)
Inky Hugs, Robyn

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Friends of Unity~ August 2020

Hey there, welcome to Robyn's Nest!!
For this months cue, we chose Sympathy
Before I get to the details of my card, I want to announce the answer to my question for last month
Q~ who was the past design team member, from the UK that is the  Queen of Paper Piecing??
Answer is~ Sharon Nettleship***
I got an email from Karen Ladd with the correct answer!!
Congratulations Karen!!
I have already sent out the prize (June 202 Kit of the Month) and a little extra ;)

For my sympathy card, I chose to use
For this image, I saw it being water colored easily...after water coloring it, I use my Copic markers very carefully to darken the "grout"
Here is a close up of the sentiment
I had to have this sentiment set when it came out by Ann Butler Designs
After I finished this card, and took the pictures, I began to clean up a bit, and under some paper I found this perfect bow...I have it taped down on the backside of the card...I wanted to get an opinion...keep the bow, or lose the bow...I'd love to hear your thoughts :)

With the bow

That's it for me this month...
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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.

Saturday, July 25, 2020

Christmas in July 2020 Hop

Thanks for hopping along with us for our first 
Build Your Stash  Holiday Hop!!! 
I am super excited to be a part of this new group for those of you that make holiday cards all year round! 
I, unfortunately do not start may Christmas cards until September.
Well, last year I got so behind, that I could only send a few, because I did not get a chance to "make" Christmas cards. No one I send to wants a bought box card anymore. 
Shame on me for setting their Christmas card expectations so high
All that being said, I am thrilled to break out all my Christmas stamps, and start getting reacquainted with them again, since I missed them last year...and what did I do?? I went and took advantage of the sale over at Jaded Blossom! 
Check out this super sweet coffee shop from their Christmas Village collection
For this card I started with a white card base
Then I die cut a white panel using 
(gorgeous cover plate, right?)
 I stamped the image onto white, Copic friendly card stock
and colored it up in less than an hour, and fussy cut it out...
then I was stumped...
Adding the now colored image to the card front, it seemed too small, so I added a stitched snowbank behind it...still needing something, I figured it has to be something to help it pop. 
I ended up adding 2 clouds I cut out from one of the cloud dies I have. 
It didn't have to pop effect I wanted, but I like how it looks.
I added some clear sequins, and tied it all up with a red bakers twine bow.
I sure hope you are having fun hopping along with us...

To start from the beginning, you can click this link to the blog where you can add your own card link

Thanks so much for hopping along with us!!

Inky Hugs, Robyn

Saturday, July 4, 2020

Friends of Unity~ July 2020~ Paper Piecing

Hey there!!
Welcome to Robyn's Nest!!
It's time for another Friends of Unity blog hop!!
This month's cue, Paper Piecing!!

 Before we get started, I'd like to announce the winner of the June hop!
Congratulations to
That large feather image makes a beautiful focal point on your card and I love the bright colors that you used!

Please contact me at
or on Fb messenger :) with your address!

 I absolutely love to fussy cut, so what others find tedious, I find soothing..., I'm serious!!

The very first time I ever saw paper piecing was actually in the Unity Show n Tell group!!
Can you guess who used it??
She is a past DT member who I became fast friends with..... :)
 I have a huge giveaway for the right answer....
Your first clue is...She is from the UK
Your second clue is...She was the Queen of Paper Piecing, and used soft color pallets, and lots of gorgeous paper! 

But, was only on the design team for a few years. 
   As Unity adjusts to all the changes, I was mistakenly sent 2 KOM's...contacting Unity, they said I could just do a giveaway with it...
I will put everyone with the right answer to my question into, and choose a winner to send the June 2020 KOM to!!
Good luck, everyone!!

For this months card, I chose Hip, hip, hooray  
I was so thrilled with the size of this stamp!!!
She's no bigger than the Planner Girls are..perfect little stamp!

I used some pattern paper, and stamped the image into it. Then I heat embossed it in black, so I have a nice ridge to trim against, then I use my black Memento pen to go around the white edges, then glued it onto the full stamped image ...easy peasy, lemon squeezy!!!
I used a few dies from Kat Scrappiness and enamel dots from Gina Marie
I used some purple seam binding to tie a belly band around the entire card :) 
The paper pack is from Unity called Rainbow Vibes
Yes, her hair is purple 💜💜💜😉 
(thought I'd give it a try)
I really love how this card turned out!! 
Here are some extra pictures I took of the envelope. 
Also sharing how I use that extra strip of paper I cut off the 6x6 piece.

Below are stickers for the envelope

I wanted to share with everyone that I have created a FB group to post my is the link if you'd like to join me. I hope you all do, as I will no longer share them to my personal FB...thanks for all your wonderful, caring words on my blog, and on FB, too

Be sure to comment on every blog in the hop, because there are more giveaways to be won!!! 
Here's a link to the beginning of the Hop
 Up next is

Stay safe & healthy 
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, July 1, 2020

Coffee Loving Cardmakers~ Waving Goodbye to Paper Smooches

Hey there, welcome to Robyn's Nest!!
Today the design team wanted to say a special goodbye to one of our Super Sponsors and friend to our team, 

We were heartbroken when we read Paper Smooches were closing! 
We are sorry to see them go, but we know we will still be seeing them around.  

I created this fun card using a few sets I love.

Caffeinated~ has those cute little bobas to run around and fill your cute!! 
Caffeinated Two~ for the words "cute & "tea" 
Starting with my card base, I used Papertrey Ink card stock in kraft.

Then I used  a rectangle die from Waffle Flower to cut my first layer..

I stamped out the images and colored them with Copics, Then I cut them out with the coordinating dies...
I added  pop dots to the back of the bobas 

For the tea glass, I use the coordinating die to cute a piece of acetate to go over the front of the cup. I left the shine on the cup so you could maybe see it....
~I received a card from Lisa Bzibziak, and she did that, so I tried it...very cool~ 
I cut a doily from kraft pattern paper, then started adding my colored pieces..

That's it for me 
Here's a link to the blog to get you started 

Inky Hugs, Robyn

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Coffee Loving Cradmakers ~ National Iced Tea Day

Hey there!
What's brewin'??
Happy National Iced Tea Day!!!
Welcome to Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog hop!
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Coffee Loving Cradmakers

Being from the South, I have a fresh gallon of iced tea in my fridge all the time, with a back up jug in the spare fridge on the front porch...😂😂
(kidding, it's in the garage)
I drink mine slightly sweet, with lemon!
 I love lemon tea!
My family, however, have to have their sweet tea, sweet! 2 full cups of sugar goes into my sweet
tea, and we ONLY use Luzianne
How do you make your tea?
I'd love to make sun tea, but frankly, it goes so fast, I'd need to be a week ahead. time for that

For my card, I stamped the iced tea glass from a set from Little Inkers, and added some ice cubes to float around the top, then, I colored it with Copics. I added white gel pen to add highlights.
I had these little lemons stamped off and colored in my stash, so I added them.
This sentiment is from Paper Sweeties.
Hey Y'all   

 I use this set quite often. I love the font, so much..
Well, that's it from me this month!
I'll be back next month on July15th

  Leave comments on the Design Team Member blogs along with this post for a chance to win a $15 Gift Code to any Spring | Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Super Sponsor of your choice! The more you comment, the more chances for you to win! Commenting closes on Saturday, June 13th at 11:59 pm pacific. The winner will be posted on Sunday, June 14th

Inky Hugs, Robyn

Saturday, June 6, 2020

Friends of Unity Blog Hop~ June 2020

Hey there!!
Welcome to Robyn's Nest!!
I'm so glad you stopped by!!
I love the cue for this month!!
I have lots of feather stamps, and this was the perfect time to ink up one of my newest favs!
Every month, Unity blows me away with their
 Kit of the Month.
It's probably the best value for as many stamps and sentiments that Unity crams onto one huge sheet of foam mounted red rubber...
Laser cut, so no trimming, like the "the other guys" 😉
Be A Lot {kom 7/19}
I used the July 2019 KOM
What an amazing selection of stamps, and encouraging sentiments.
As you can see, Unity's stamps are not small. These are large, and perfect for any size card..
Here's a link
Be A Lot Kit of the Month 7/19 

I stamped the feather from the KOM onto a piece of pattern paper from Lawn Fawn,  in black Versamark ink, the used clear embossing powder from WOW
..then mounted it onto black card stock..trying to use up some scraps, I found a small slice of Tempting Turquoise from Stampin Up. I have a feather embossing folder from Darice, so I went ahead and dry embossed it.
I had the sentiment from a grab bag already stamped on this yellow paper, so I thought Why Not, right? 
It says "Summer Breeze makes me feel fine" ...
(you're welcome for placing that song in your head) 😊𝆔𝆕🎵
I placed a few shaker bits from Queen n Company and that was it!!
If you'd like any additional information on my card, ask in comments!
Thanks for stopping by and supporting our little blog hop!!
we all appreciate your comments and love! 

Did you arrive here from
Up Next in the hop is 
We have several giveaways, so be sure to comment!!
See you back next month!!
The hop will be the weekend of the 4th of July, so we hop you get a chance to hop along with us!!

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.