Saturday, June 4, 2022

Friends of Unity~ June 2022

 




Hey there!!!
Welcome to Robyn's Nest!!! 
It's that time again...time for our once a month
Friends of Unity Blog Hop 
I want start off by announcing my May 2022 hop winner
Denise Bryant!!!
Denise said......
 

Love the style of these pretty butterflies! Beautiful layering and color combo on your awesome card!

 

Congratulations Denise!!!!

Please email me at robyn6420@aol.com to claim your prize!!!

Please use FOU Winner in the subject space

Now, let's see some details that card, ok!! 

This months cue is so fun!!! I needed a few "men" cards, but only made this one :(
Life gets so busy, eh?
I used Kit of the Month from February 2022
Such an amazing KOM!!
Did you notice that fabulous guitar??

First I grabbed a piece of kraft card stock, then using Versafine watermark stamp pad I randomly stamped a few guitars to the paper as a background...then I used clear embossing powder from WOW and heat embossed to set it...
while that was drying, I colored, then fussy cut the guitar out...
Using Versafine Sepia, I stamped the sentiment and heat embossed
I literally had this piece of burlap on my work table, added it behind the guitar
Loved that much so far, so I added some jute and I was finished!! 
 
I really hope you have enjoyed the hop!!! 
Here is the link to the beginning
 
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, May 7, 2022

Friends of Unity~ May 2022

Hey there, everyone!!
Today starts the May 2022 Friends of Unity Blog Hop
Our cue this month is 
"Things With Wings"
First I'd like to announce my winner from April 2022
Kelsey Thomas!!

Your cards are gorgeous! Love how you colored the tulips, and that butterfly card is amazing. :) 

Congrats, girl!!!!

 
 
Please email me at 

robyn6420@aol.com to claim your prize!!

Use FOU winner in the subject, please and 

Congratulations!!!

For my May card, I use the Kit of the Month for March 2022

This kit is GORGEOUS!!! 

I have stamped off almost all the images! What a nice assortment, and the best part....A new Angie's Girl with a cup!! YAY!

Here's how it all went down ( 😉

After stamping and coloring the flowers, I chose a pretty background paper, then I was stuck...I couldn't get a good matching color for the butterflies because I am almost always a monochromatic kind of girl, and, well, using a different color is hard for me, so I went to my experts (Crystal & Eileen) for some help!! 

The suggestion of red worked very well for me because of the tiny red splatters on the paper

~ paper pad is from Not 2 Shabby called So Refreshing  

I hope you like the card

here's a link to the March KOM
That's it for me!!
I sure hope you had fun hopping with us this month
Remember to comment along the way, and leave us all some lovin's 
Here's a link to take you to the beginning of the hop
 
 
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, April 22, 2022

Spring into Christmas 2022 {BYSHC} Linky Party

 

Hellooooo!!!
Welcome to the BYSHC 2022 Linky Party!!!
This hop runs from today, April 22~ April 29th
We have a fabulous line of sponsors with prizes to be won!
We sure hope you can grab those Christmas card supplies, and play along all week with the design team getting this hop started!!
I chose this stamp from sponsor Unity Stamp Company
They have a subscription membership called "Kit of the Month" or KOM 
Here is the link for you
 Unity Stamp Co KOM link

Here's how I was inspired
I stamped the image onto Copic friendly cardstock, then colored and fussy cut it out
I chose matching patterned card stock 
The sentiment is from Rubbernecker
See that little cup charm on her bracelet?? So cute!!

That's it for me!!!
here is the list of sponsors for our hop
 
Angie Blom Digital Designs
Brutus Monroe
Twiddler's Nook
Gina K. Designs
Not 2 Shabby
Unity Stamp Co.
Newton's Nook
Fresh & Renewed with Teresa
Taylored Expressions
Colorado Craft Company
Gina Marie Designs
Tawney Owl Paperie
Here is the link to the beginning of the linky party
 
 

Inky Hugs, Robyn
 



Saturday, April 2, 2022

Friends of Unity April 2022

  
Hey there, welcome to Robyn's Nest!!!
WOW!! Is this year flying by for you as fast as it is for me??? 
             Let's get to my huge giveaway!!!
I am filling a flat rate bubble envelope for my giveaway this month, and the winner is.....
KAREN LADD!!!!
Karen said...
 

The first card reminds me of my middle granddaughter so much and I had to laugh at your comment about the ink blending looking like she was having fun in the dirt. Live it up anyway you want!

 

CONGRATULATIONS KAREN

Please send me you address in an email to 

robyn6420@aol.com, and I will PM you with a tracking number

 


I am next to the last stop in the Friends of Unity Blog Hop!!
So I know you're tired and ready to make me a wonderful comment!! LOL😁
I won't keep you here long, I promise!!
Let's get right to my first card
My first card is from the Kit of the month May 2020 called {beginning of anything}
Gorgeous kit!!
When I saw the tulips, I thought to myself, "I'll be water coloring this for sure"
In real life, the tulips are a deeper color, but for staging purposes, I had to lighten the photo.
I sent this pretty thing to my bestie in Georgia, Gwen ...she is the quintessential "Southern Belle" and she's sweeter than sweet tea!!!!   
here's a little close up, so you can see the clear drops I used, as well..
Just a little peek at the pattern paper here :)

Next up, is this fun card, where the pattern paper takes center stage!!
I absolutely love this fun piece of paper from 
P13 called The Garden of Books 
For the image, it's from KOM for January 2022..link below
 
For my last card, I grabbed a random sheet of pattern paper...I stamped the butterfly onto vellum using Versafine, Vintage Sepia, and heat embossed with clear...then, I fussy cut it out, and popped that bad boy up with an pop dot!! LOL 
SUPER easy card

Well, I hope you have gotten so much inspiration for this months cue!!!
If you do make a card inspired by us, please tag one of the team when you share on social media, ok!!!

 
Sorry about these photos...I have had a few lighting issues and cannot seem to get it just right...I welcome ANY suggestions~ I have 4 Ott lights, and 4 LED lights and Not one of those are working out for me, so far...and I have a light box, but I'm not that crazy about it because of the square photos we have to take for social media to not edit them....thanks in advance!!
 
Up next is my teamie, Dawn Fields~ click the link below
 
If you need to start from the beginning, please click the link below 
 Crystal Minkler link to the beginning
 
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, March 5, 2022

Friends of Unity~ March 2022

 

Hey there everyone!!! 
Welcome to last stop in the monthly Friends of Unity Blog Hop!!
YAY!!!
I'm glad you made it this far, because I will be doing a HUGE "fill the flat rate envelope" giveaway to one lucky commenter!!

Well what can I say about this months challenge, but YES!!!
I love using kraft card stock, so this was great for me!!
I hope you like what I made....

First card I made using Unity's kit of the month (KOM) from November 2021 called
 kinda sorta love ya~
I started with a kraft card base, and added a black layer over top
I stamped the image onto white card stock, and just use a blending brush with brown ink around the edges and up into her dress (looks like she was sitting in the dirt to me 😒
I love to add texture with burlap, so this months cards all have a piece on them..

My next 2 cards were inspired by Pinterest....
I do not do clean and simple cards very well, though I do try to leave them alone, I usually add a flower or enamel dot or a bow, even to my cards...
I really love how these 2 turned out...
I stamped and fussy cut the trees from the kit of the month

I stamped then heat embossed the trees in black
Fun fact~ the bottom card is glued upside down...got ahead of myself

I hope you enjoyed this months hop!!
If you want to start from the beginning, click this link below to go to 
 
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, February 5, 2022

Friends of Unity Febuary 2022~ Sketch Challenge

 

Hey there!!! Welcome to Robyn's Nest and your last stop for the February Friends of Unity Blog Hop!! 
I sure hope your year is off to a good start!!!
Who loves a good, quick and easy sketch???  I DO!!
It doesn't get much easier than this one up ^^^ there!
Here's what I came up with. I hope you like them

I used Unity's Kit of the month from June 2020 called "challenge the world"
I made this card for a couple in Florida that invited us to join them for New Years Eve
I brought creamy mushrooms to add to the prime rib dinner (delish)
The hostess kept thanking me for the "shrooms" 😆
For this "shroom" card I used copics W3 & W4 and a touch of green...
The frame die is from Impression Obsession...I use it a lot~
The color scheme is taupe...the sentiment went on crooked :( and stuck so well I couldn't reposition it
Can you see the shine on the mushroom? I used a piece of clear card stock between the frame and the colored piece, so it kinda looks like a picture~ I don't know why I did it~ I didn't mean to make a shaker card,and it isn't,  but....and my goofy glitter pen blopped out...grrrr, so to make it look somewhat intentional, I did a tiny bit of splattering and wiping away...it turned out ok

The inside will thank them for their hospitality 

For my second cards, I needed a Valentine card for the hubs, so I went with the first heart I saw
Kit of the month for December 2018th
Following the sketch, and using a couple Copics to add color, this one went very fast~( don't overthink this, Robyn) 
 
Thank you SO much for hopping with us this month
If you need to start from the beginning, here is the link to 
 
I wanted to congratulate  
CAROL WORTMAN ON WWINNING MY JANUARY GIVEAWAY

Condolances... Gasp... I immediately felt your compassion in the 1st card... I know the recipient did too! What an incredible image. Wow. Annnnd Same/different/soft/love with the beauty of the 2nd. The sandy colors are so beautiful, note to self! Happy New Year! I've never made a sympathy card ahead of time, but this 1st image would be wonderful to have some on hand, melted my heart. 


Hey, Carol, could you please email me at

robyn@aol.com

Please use FOU WINNER in the subject box

include your name, and address for me, please 

Thank you so much for you kindness 💖




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, January 8, 2022

Friends of Unity~ January 2022


  
Hey there friends!!
Welcome to Robyn's Nest!!

Happy New Year!!! 

To start off the new year, we are taking it easy with the cue,
Clean and Simple
OR
CAS 
Here's how I was inspired...
Unfortunately, I needed 4 sympathy cards before Christmas...
This first card is very simple
a little jute bow, and button for dimension
(I used the sets pictured)

Up next, all I had to do was color the flowers
I used some pretty pattern paper from Papertrey Ink and a matching bow
I stamped then heat embossed the sentiment on clear cardstock, also by Papertrey Ink

I hope you are having a great start to your new year!!
Please leave me a comment.... it may be you I choose for my next giveaway!!
I'm the last stop in the hop~ if you missed anyone, here's a link to the beginning
Until next month, 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.