Saturday, April 3, 2021

Friends of Unity April 2021~ Birds and Bees


Hey there everyone!!
Welcome to Robyn's Nest!!
It's the first full weekend of the month and time for another FOU blog hop!
If you hopped with us last month, then you know I have 2 giveaways up for grabs!!
I used to select the winners! 
#1 Carla from Utah
#10 Sue D
Please email me at 
Subject~ FOU Winner
I'll need your mailing address, please
Carla, I have yours 😍
Isn't this the cutest???!!

 For this sweet card, I used the bird from the Kit of the Month April 2017 ~ "be my bird"
 I stamped him with Memento black and colored him with a few Copics in a flicking motion to resemble feathers...I'm ok with how he turned out, but, it could have been better..then I fussy cut the entire image. (Yes, it took a good while to do 💪)
 I used pop dots to adhere him to this piece of card stock I had already cut out (Sizzix dies I think)
 The sentiment is from ______ I have no idea which kit I grabbed it from...but, when I figure it out, I will jump back here and add that info for you...sorry, but I do this A LOT!!
 I have a bowl of stamps that need to go back into their kit.
 I have started writing on the backing of that stamp, which kit I got it from...
This card is a 4 1/4 X 4 1/4. A good size for this guy I think.
Next up is a little fun!!! 


I stamped the flamingo from the Kit of the Month July 2013~"stand tall"~ in Tim Holtz's newest color
 Kitsch flamingo, and picked raspberry..., then used clear embossing powder!! 
SO cute!! 
The frame is from Impression Obsession, and the flowers are from Prima.
 I love using Gina Marie enamel dots, and scatter them on my cards, and I think they are still around $3.00 a sheet. 💖
OK, then...that's it from me this month!! 
Thanks for getting all the way to the end!!!
To start this hop from the beginning, click the link below for Crystal Minkler's blog
Be sure to leave all the designers a comment to be entered for 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.

Friday, March 19, 2021

Coffee Loving Cardmakers 2021 Spring/Summer Blog Hop

Hey there everyone!!!
Welcome to the Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Hop!!!
We are so glad you are hopping, and hopefully participating with us!! 
There are 62 Super Sponsors participating!!
Prizes include Gift Codes stamps, and more!!
 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!!   

For my first card, I used 6 different Super Sponsor stamp companies.
The main image of the girl is by C.C. Designs
The background building is by Unity Stamp Co
To-Go cup with balloons is by Your Next Stamp
The mini scalloped slimline die I used is by Trinity Stamps
Card stock is from,
 Stampin' Up and
 Papertrey Ink
Enamel Dots by Gina Marie
The cloud dies are from my stash...

I colored her with the following Copic Markers
Shirt R-37
Hair E-33-18-40

The stencil I used is from Crafting Desert Diva's  
We are hopping all weekend and through next week so, be sure to check the blog for all the coffee inspiration!! 

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!
Use your Instagram or Pinterest to link up  
Inky Hugs, Robyn



Saturday, March 6, 2021

Friends of Unity~ March 2021


Hey there!! 
Welcome to Robyn's Nest!!!
WOW!! Where did February go??
Now it's already March 6th and time again for our once a month hop!!
Thanks for getting all the way through the hop!!! Leave me a comment below to let me know how you like the hop this year, and you'll be entered for my giveaway!! 
Have you ever won one of our giveaways?? If so, we'd love for you to share with everyone!! Thanks for your support!! 
Ok onto this hop!!
We have a sketch challenge this month!! 
Here's how I was inspired.....

I stamped out the image a few weeks ago from the January KOM from 2020
 and decided to use her today for this sketch...
I colored her with a few Copic Markers 
BG 10-11-13
Y-000 for her eyes and glasses
E 21-37-18 for her hair in strokes, then I went over the entire thing with the Y00
I zoomed in a little..I used a white gel pen to highlight the top


        I got out my gold thread from Stampin' Up and tied a bow around her finger where the stamped line is (it looks cute in person)
From the kit In God's Sight, I chose the line of hearts.
 I stamped them on vellum and heat embossed them with gold.
 I fussy cut them out, then I wanted them to hang loosely.
 So I got to thinking, I have this punch that pokes 2 holes. I can thread more of that gold thread through it 
I like how it turned out. I added some gold shimmer hearts here and there.
I decided that she was thinking about her man with her head in the you like that?? 
I added a gold cloud in back to tie them together.. 
I chose to use this shiny gold paper because of the tiny gold dots in this amazing paper from Lawn Fawn.
For my next card, I chose this sweet little cup. 
I just love the heart steam!! 
A tiny bit of coloring went into this card. 
If you have any questions, please ask.
 I don't want to get too wordy. 😉 
I hope you like my play on this months cue/sketch
We would absolutely LOVE for you to join us in this sketch and post them in the Unity Show n Tell group. Be sure to tag us so we can leave you some love!!

Please be sure to leave all the other ladies some love on their blogs, ok!! You'll never know who is having a giveaway that month!! I am having 2 this month!!
If you just arrived here and want to hop with us from the beginning, please click the link below to Crystal Minkler's blog, and get started!! 
Crystal Minkler  <<<blog link 

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 6, 2021

Friends of Unity~ Febuary 2021


Hey there!! Welcome to Robyn's Nest!! I hope you are doing well!
This months cue is Paper Piecing!! YAY!!
I absolutely LoveLOVE paper piecing!
 I know it's not for everyone, but I don't mind fussy cutting most things, so to me, it's no big deal. Plus, I love the result + + right?

For this card, I busted out my Kit of the Month from May 2019 called
I made a mini slimline card...actually, I've made 2 for this hop, but the other one is below..
A mini slimline card...This! This is THE (in my humble opinion) perfect size for most Angie's girls! I cannot believe how nice they have turned out for me. I bought the mini slimline die from Trinity Stamps last year. It was only a scalloped card front. But since then, the have set, with the envelope builder die too for one price. I believe you can still buy the scalloped one pictured above at Simon Says Stamp, last I checked
I'll link you to Trinity below
 Mini Slimline Card and Envelope Die Set

I really love how this card turned out. I bowed out the sentiment after embossing it with black.
I colored her up with a few Copic markers
Putty is my newest favorite Copic color to use. That's what I colored her skirt with
I used C-3 on her shirt...which is apparently drying out (See how smudged her shirt looks? That's because the tip was dry and I used it anyway (I liked it ;) Ha! I went out of lines here and there~that pesky, dry tip was hard to control~
 I stamped more of the balloons on vellum. I have some that has a swirly pattern on it... then fussy cut them out. Initially, they were for the balloons she's holding, but I didn't like it after I layered it over them, so I set them aside, until found a place to stick them.
My next card is from the same Kit of the Month
You're my kind of Jam!!
I love this!! I am making one of those "You're the Balm" chap-stick things from My Favorite Things, and I'll use that super cute apron shown here. I colored the trim to match. Sending this set to my favorite Aunty in Kissimmee! She collects all things strawberries, so every time I see a new strawberry stamp, or paper I have to buy it! GinaK had a nice paper pack. Not sure if she still sells it :/ 
But I used this pretty paper from *Queen and Company
I did paper piece the strawberries, too, but it's hard to tell.
 I colored my jam a bit too much like the flowers AND the strawberries~ oh well pssst, she won't even care ;) 

Next up, and my final card for this month is 

Another mini slimline card
I used
*Stampin Up Pool Party colored DSP
*Martha Stewart butterfly punches on pink vellum, 
then added a bit of *Stickles to their body. 
Yes, I totally forgot to add a center to the flower in her hair, LOL...need to fix that ;)
 Well, that' is it for this girl, and I'm the final stop in the hop!
To start from the beginning, click the link below for 
Before I go, I'd like to welcome our two newest members
Two very talented ladies that we all know and love from the Unity Show n Tell FB group!!
Let's be sure to leave them a lot of love and a warm welcome!! 
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, January 29, 2021

Coffee Loving Cardmakers/ Sweet n Sassy Collaboration



Hey there!!
What's brewin'?
Today starts a wonderful, caffeinated collaboration with the Coffee Loving Cardmakers design team, and the amazing design team over at Super Sponsor 
We will be hopping from today January 29th until Feb 5th at 11:59PM pacific 
Sweet n Sassy Stamps are offering a $25.00 gift card to use in their store to one commenter from the hop!!
The winner will be announced on Sunday Feb 7th
Here's how I was inspired!!
I chose to use this fun digital stamp called 
Snowman Soup.
I've added the link below

After sizing and printing my image on white cardstock, 
  I colored him with Copic BG-10-11-13 

I also printed the sentiment and enlarged it.

 I used Stampin Up, Pool Party cardstock for this card
It's such a pretty subtle color.
I added the snowflakes from Jolee's 
I hope you like my card. I cannot wait to make more using this guy!!
 Can you see it in soft pink? I can!! 

Up next is this fun Pocket Card I CASED from my friend 
Crystal Minkler,
 here is a link to her blog for all the details
I also made this pretty Christmas card using SnS digital stamp set called 

For this card, I used a white card base, and a sheet of pattern paper, and die cut it.
Then after sizing and printing the image I colored it with red and green Copics.
Then I fussy cut the entire image out.
I added it, and the sentiment to the card front. 
To finish it off, I added a few enamel dots and that's it!
 I will be using this digi A LOT this year for Christmas 2021 cards!


Well, that's it for me!!
I hope you are enjoying the hop!
Be sure to visit Sweet n Sassy Stamps

Did you arrive here from the amazing 
Isn't she amazing!! 
Up next is, the equally amazing
Lori Turner's blog 
If you get lost in any way, just head back to the 
Coffee Lovers blog with this link below
Stay safe
Inky Hugs, Robyn


Saturday, January 2, 2021

Friends of Unity January 2021

Hey there!!! Welcome to Robyn's Nest!!
Happy New Year!!! 

It's time again for our once a month blog hop, celebrating our love of Unity Stamp Company!!
First thing I want to do is announce the winners of last months giveaway
Wilma DeG

Another great card! I really love the added ribbon on the stem... the perfect touch! (And here's another stamp for my wishlist! LOL)

Carol Wortman

Cheers to you on this wonderful Anniversary... many more. I love how you colored this glass. The pen sparkle looks very realistic. Oooo and bubbles make a party! The bow and sentiment add that perfect pop. Love this card. This was fun again... Merry Christmas!! 

Please email me 

with your full name and address 

 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.

For this month the cue is 
Black & White
I love B&W with a pop of color somewhere, but this one was all B&W...a challenge for me!
I feel like I cheated in some way, because this was too easy...
I chose to heat emboss.
I used Brutus Monroe ink and embossing powder.
I really love their powder, and ink
I started with Angie's Tree~ below is a link
I stamped in Versafine clear ink, then heat embossed it with black powder
I stamped the sentiment on vellum, and also heat embossed it (be sure to let this dry before you trim)
See those sweet hearts hanging from the tree?
I wanted to color bad...I'm glad I left them alone!!
I had the Thank You die cut in my stash, as well as a line of crows, so I cut one out and added him
 (no idea why I did this)

For my second card I had to make something "coffee" because, well, it's my thing
 (along with vintage campers)
My absolute favorite stamp from Unity is 
Dream of Being
It's always the perfect stamp for me.
Link below 

Oh this card!!
I had it all assembled, right? 
I went to glue it all down, and on a whim, I put the sentiment (with glue on it) at the top
OMGeeee what did I do?? Too late now, I was stuck or it was, rather.
So here I am wanting to remove it, but it won't come off, so I embraced it.
Added a bow to the bottom, and called it finished.
It turned out ok.
I hope you have enjoyed the hop this month
Please be sure to start at the beginning of this hop over on Crystal's blog
Here's a link to get you started




Sunday, December 13, 2020

Coffee Loving Cardmakers~ National Cocoa Day 2020


Happy National Cocoa Day!!
I'm joining my team Kerry today for this fun event!!
We are having a linky party and a Guest Designer Search!!
That's right!! The team will be choosing from the projects linked up for our amazing Guestie spot in the coming new year!! 
One entry per category.
Linky to close on Sunday, Dec 27th at 11:59 pm pacific
Must be newly created, no back linking.
Must be the theme of the day [cocoa - tea] 
I used Super Sponsor Power Poppy
I absolutely love the details in these stamps!!
I cannot wait to see your Cocoa Day creations!! 
All the fun starts over on the blog!!
More details, too! Click the link below!! 
Inky Hugs, Robyn