Friday, March 20, 2020

Coffee Date with Robyn and Eileen

Hey there !!
Welcome to Robyn's Nest!!
I am so excited to be having a coffee date with my long time friend Eileen Mathys!
Eileen and I met through a couple Facebook stamping groups. Eileen was admin in Stamping Addicts and was always so nice and helpful to me. Wasn't long before we were chatting daily about everything stamping, and beyond!!
Eileen's CAS style amazes me. She knows exactly when to stop, and let the card be.
Something I have a hard time pulling off (I've tried) ;)

Eileen and I decided on a color inspiration

Here is what inspired us!!
Gorgeous color pallet, don't you think?

For my card, as usual I started with Papertrey Ink Stamper's Select White Cardstock, as my base, cutting it lengthwise at 4 1/4, and scoring it at 5 1/2' and folding..
 below is the link
Lucky for me, I had all these colors in my Stampin Up stash!!
 I cut the first layer with my absolute favorite die set from Super Sponsor Waffle Flower called Lacy Layers 2
I used Unity Stamp Company's stamp from their Uniquely Unity line of monthly release stamp clubs.
This gorgeous stamp is called Flutters To Go

I stamped on water color paper
 then I took each marker and squiggled a line of ink onto my mat
 Using a water brush pen to pick up the ink, I colored the image. 
Using another die from my stash, I angled the die, and cut.
Then I started layering the card stock
I wrapped a strip of ribbon that matched, and added the flowers from Petaloo
A bow made with seam binding in white! I love using seam binding as ribbon, all crinkly and pretty easy to tie... 
That is it for me!
I can't wait for you to jump over to see Eileen's card!

Thanks for stopping by

Inky Hugs, Robyn

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Friends of Unity March Designers Choice

Hey there and welcome to Robyn's Nest!!
Sorry I missed ya'll last month, but I'm back this month with a card I CASED from my sweet friend Bobbie Sue!
Last year I received a gorgeous card from Bobbie Sue for my birthday!
I never put it away because it brought a smile to my face when I saw it!
So I bought the stamp and set out to make one, too one day.
Almost a year later, I made this one in teals for my cousin Melody in Pingree Grove, Ill
Bobbie Sue water colored the image, so I gave it a try as well..

I love how it turned out, but my water coloring is no match for Bobbie Sue's! 

I sure hope you arrived here from
if you'd like to start from the beginning click here for 
up next is

Thanks for stopping by today! 
I hope you got a little inspiration 
Be sure to comment on each blog along the way to be eligible for one of our giveaways..

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, 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