Saturday, November 7, 2020

Friends of Unity Blog Hop~ November 2020


Hey there!!
Welcome to Robyn's Nest 💖
I sure hop you are starting off your Saturday morning with a hot cuppa and hopping along with us!!
Welcome to Friends of Unity Blog Hoppers
We get together the first weekend of every month to showcase our love for Unity Stamp Company
November's cue is Backgrounds!!
I'm a little last minute this month because ...(shameless plug, ahead) I am also hopping over at Coffee Loving Cardmakers, and our bi-yearly blog hop!!
I will leave a link at the bottom for you to check it out. Feel free to link your own cards...but, I will get to that later. 
ok, so...
this month I chose to use Old Bird, by Tiara Jackson
She is such a hoot!!
Here's a link for you, below.

Backgrounds...hmm...I got lazy, (no surprise there).
and went fishing through my stash. I found not one, but two shave cream technique panels!
  Say Whaat!!??
How lucky was that??
Here's a link to watch GinaK's's less than 5 minutes

I simply stamped the image on Papertrey Ink white cardstock
Colored her coat to match the background (bg)
I used puttyon her coat
E-17,40,42 on the collar and sleeves.
 C-00,-03,05 on her shoes, and the pigeons.
a tickle of purple V-01 on her socks...
her hair is also purple (not just for the old ladies, anymore) 😄
 if you knew how many "my mama" stories I have from all the ladies and the curse of the purple hair...mother was~as they called them, a beautician. 
Fortunately for me, I have 3 way older sisters (LOL) that got all the perms, and hair color when they were little. By the time I was born, she was a stay at home mom, with a following (to our basement and her little "shop")   my hair was chemical free until I was in my 20's , and now for the last 3 years I have grown out to my natural color. Yay me!!
Hair color is V-000-00-01-02
The paper clip is from Tim Holtz. It's a clock, without hands. 
A few of Gina Marie's enamel dots, and I was done! YAY!!
Then I had time for this second card 
Again, I use a shave cream panel.
I cut it out with a die from Waffle Flower
I used PTI white cs with a this square, frame die from Paper Sweeties.I love the wonky edges all around.
I stamped this image from the
Kit Of The Month aka (KOM or KOTM)
I heat embossed the cup with clear WOW! embossing powder
 I used a little chalk on my fingertip to give the center heart, and plate a bit of color.
I stamped this sentiment from another kit onto vellum with rhubarb color ink, then heat embossed it in clear with WOW! embossing powder  
I hope you have enjoyed my cards!
Please leave us a comment along the way!!

Start this hop from the beginning over at 
 Here is a link to the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Fall/Winter Blog Hop 2020
71 Super Sponsors
Your favorite stamp companies all in one HUGE BLOG HOP
Instagram hashtag is #fall/winter2020clh 
Hope to see you there!!
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.


Friday, November 6, 2020

CLC~ Fall/Winter Blog Hop 2020

Hey there everyone!!!
Well, the wait is over!! 
Today starts our week long BIG Hop of the year!
The 2020Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop
 71 Super Sponsors!!
Prizes at every stop!!!
 Our Blog Hop dates are, November 6th~
it goes through November 13th pacific time.
 Winners are drawn on participation and commenting. 
There are also Super Star commenter prizes after the hop closes
 For all the details including all of the Super Sponsors, please visit the CLC hop post, link is below
to get you to the beginning of this hop, where you can read all the rules
Have fun!!   

Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog 
Enter YOUR coffee/tea/cocoa/cider cards here with this link^^^ or to start from the beginning.
When sharing your creations on social media, please use the hashtag
Remember, you do not need a blog to play along with us!
After sharing your card on social media, Simply link up with us using the link above  

Let's get this party started!!
For my first card, I chose    
Trinity Stamps>> link>> Trinity Stamps 
This guy was super popular last year, and I never got a chance to use him.
 So this year I couldn't wait to get inky!!

Sometimes I just let a paper color inspire me!
This pretty piece of "snowy" paper is from a paper pack from My Favorite Things did it for me!! 
The trees in the back are from a die set I just bought from Sizzix...I love the "snow" on the branches and decided to use a sheet from Doodlebugs fabulous paper!! Very festive 😊
The snowy stitched hills is a die from 
The Greetery   called Drifting (it's gorgeous)
and see that bag in back, right? My friend Carla makes those!!

Now to this image! 
Oh my word!! I cannot express how fun it is to use this set!!
I used nearly all the stamps in this set at least a few times!!
I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment using WOW! embossing powder onto a scrap piece of vellum 

I did a tiny bit of paper piecing for this tiny cup..
Here is a shot of the inside of the card. 

The sentiment is from my wooden stamp stash
 of misc companies...
Ok, that's it for me for today.!! 
I have a new (sorta new) Facebook group
Please join me there to see my cards, and posts
Link below

Be sure to check me out on Instagram, too
robyn_nest_   << link to my IG

Inky Hugs, Robyn




Saturday, October 3, 2020

Friends of Unity~ October Birthday


Hey there!! 
Welcome to Robyn's Nest!! 
This months cue is Birthday
Because it's my beautiful niece's birthday month, too and she turns 50
Happy birthday, Shanna
I made this card using Unity's Kit of the month for November 2018

This first card came together pretty easy. I had it in my head and with a little help from my DT friends, I chose to finish with the big "cheers" die

 This second card was not planned at all, but this gorgeous cupcake was calling me to color it up. 
So I used the same color scheme..
I hope you like my cards for this month!
That's it for me
Up next in the hop is..
If you want to start from the beginning of this hop, click the link below for 
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.

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Krafty Chicks Challenge~ week four


Hey there!!
Welcome back to Robyn's Nest!!
Well, today is my final day guesting with the chicks in the Hen House (sigh)
I have had a lot of fun this month!!!
My thanks to Lori and Leanne for having me!! 
Here's a link to the challenge for ya!

For my last card, I chose to use this fabulous new set from 

I absolutely love this set! Oh my gosh! Too cute!
I colored this up with several Copic markers and die cut it out with a die from Papertrey Ink
I love using burlap, so when shopping at "The Lob" (Hobby Lobby) I saw this fun paper pack! Ack! Meant for ME!! 
I was all done with this card, and putting away my mess, when I spotted this cute, CUTE little squirrel in another set, so I quickly stamped him out and colored him up! I know he doesn't really have on a sweater, but, I saw where I could give him one! After fussy cutting him out, I used a pop dot and stuck down  :) HaHa!!
I just love the squirrels in 
here are a couple close up shots for you!
Thank you so much for stopping by and hanging with me this  month!!
below is another link for you!!! 

Inky Hugs, Robyn



Thursday, September 17, 2020

Guest Designing with Krafty Chicks Challenge

Hey there!!! 
Welcome to Robyn's Nest!!
I'm back with the Krafty Chicks Challenge week 3!!

Krafty Chicks Challenge 

This week, I am back in the Hen House with this Clean And Simple (CAS) card using Unity Stamp Co and their Kit of the Month for August 

~Illustrated by Jeanie Marie Hays~ 

I did not intend for this to be as it is, but, once I stamped the sentiment, I decided to just leave it alone..I really love how this card came out with absolutely no coloring!! I am not a CAS card maker at all. As a matter of fact, I am so happy with the new slimline cards being made right now. They give a card maker like me So much more room for embellishments! 
For this card, I used 2 different stamp sets. 
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog!! 
I look forward to next week for "anything goes" 
Don't forget you can join in all the fun by linking up your own card!! 
See you back here on September 24th
Inky Hugs, Robyn


Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Coffee Loving Cardmakers



Hey there and welcome to Robyn's Nest!!
It's my turn up on the 
Today I am using this gorgeous new stamp set from my friend
Jeanie Hays!!

When I saw this pretty girl, I ran over to Unity and bought it!!
Right now, she is on sale, too!!
You can buy it here 
I was inspired by this photo taken of my daughter for her senior pictures!
This is our small downtown.
Gainesville, Georgia 

After coloring her up with my Copics, I did end up paper piecing her scarf.
Then I fussy cut her out, and added her to my card front.
I found an image of the Coke sign on the web.
I hope you like my card this month!!  

I want to announce that I do have my own Facebook group now, to display my cards. I sure do hope you can join my group.
I am doing 5 giveaways over the next few weeks for my ACTIVE new members!!! 
Meaning those who like and or comment :)
Have you ever received one of my giveaways?? 
If so, I'd love to hear what you think  :)
click the link below to join
What's Brewin' From Robyn's Nest

That's it for me this month!! 
I will see you back here soon, though!
Did you know that National Coffee Day is on September 29th???
We are having a week long Hop over at Coffee Loving Cardmakers and we'd love to see you there! 

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Guest Designing with Krafty Chicks Challenge Week 2

Hey there!! Welcome to Robyn's Nest!!
I'm back for my second week, guest designing with the ladies in the Hen House!!
This week, the challenge is Christmas!!
I designed this card using Unity Stamp Company!
Unity is still my favorite stamp company, and I am a member of their Kit of the Month.
The stamp I used is in the KOM for September
Here's a link for you below

Don't you just love this fun red truck in a jar!! 
My friend Jeanie Marie Hays is the illustrator! I'm so proud of Jeanie!  

Here is the link you need to view or upload your own card!!
Thanks for stopping by my blog!! 
I hope to see you next week for "Clean and Simple" 
Now there's a challenge for me!!
Inky Hugs, Robyn