Saturday, December 15, 2018

Coffee Loving Cardmakers in Collaboration with Studio Katia for International Tea Day

Hey there! Welcome to Robyn's Nest!
I'm so glad you're here!!
Happy International Tea Day!!
We are very excited to be celebrating with 
 one of our amazing Super Sponsors 
Studio Katia
Be sure to hop along with us for a chance to win a $50.00 gift certificate!
Commenting begins today, December 15th and goes until 
December 22nd with the winner being posted on 
Sunday, December 23rd at 6am pacific time on the 
and at 

OK, so let's chat...

 A few of our design team members are using

I loved coloring the beautiful flowers on this stamp
Using two different pieces of cardstock, and changing up the main flower color, gave me exactly what I wanted.
The die set, comes with two word dies, too. 
Thanks, and Tea
Here's a link to  A Cup Of Thanks, Dies
I love that this die cuts the space in the handle.
It was VERY easy to line the die up, before cutting.
Plenty of room around the image too! I LOVE that!!

Studio Katia sells the most 
beautiful embellishments, too! 
I am kind of a sequins snob, 
and their sequins and jeweled crystals are so
 beautiful that I want them all!
 I used Gold sparkle crystals, and Sunny Topaz ..below is a link

Both of my cards we very easy to make, and will be mailed out Monday!
That's it for me  :)
Did you start from the beginning of this hop?
Here is a link to Studio Katia where you can start!
Be sure to comment on every blog post
for your chance at winning a
 $50.00 gift certificate to Studio Katia!!
I sure hope you are getting inspired with all the amazing projects you've seen up to this point! 
Did you arrive here from 
you are here at Robyn's Nest
Up next is 

Merry Christmas from me!

Inky Hugs, Robyn 

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

December Coffee Loving Cradmakers DT Post

Hey there! What's brewin'?
Welcome back to Robyn's Nest!!

I sure hope you were able to join us for the Fall/Winter blog hop
at Coffee Loving Cardmakers! 
We had a blast! So many amazing cards were linked up! I saw a few of my friends link their cards up for the very first time! YAY! I love seeing my friends join in.
Crystal Minkler (my bestie) 
Jeanie Marie Hays, Joyce Verdon, Laura Jata, and Kim Klinkovsky to mention a few! 

The winners of my blog candy are
#4~ Billie A
#28 Shell B

Both of you can reach me on FB messenger, or email me

My card this month is by...yep, Unity Stamp Co!
It seems like I am always reaching for their stamps. Probably because they are always releasing new ones, and I am a member of their Kit of the Month..
This stamp set is not new though. But, it's seasonal, so it's like "new to me" each year
Joy To Go << Link 
I love it! Keeping this card simple, all I did was stamp the image and sentiment 
with Iridescent Ice holographic embossing powder from Stampin' UP!
Any brand will give you the same effect 
I'm pretty bummed that my snowflakes look like dirty smudges, though.. :( 
well, that's it for me this time!!

I want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas!! 

Inky Hugs, Robyn

My teamie Kathy posted all her cards from the hop, and I thought I'd do the same! 
Thanks for looking. I posted these to Instagram
You can follow me there, too @  Robyn_nest_

Thanks for looking, and getting down this far!

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Friends Of Unity~ December Blog Hop

Hey there! 
Welcome to Robyn's Nest! 
I cannot believe this, but it has been a full year since we started this blog hop! Our love of Unity Stamp Co has brought a few of us together, and we have all become fast friends! 
So, we decided that December's cue should be
 "Thank You" 
I want to thank the constant supporters of this hop
 and mention my choice of top 3  here in my post..
Even though I appreciate each and every one of you from the bottom of my heart

Rebecca Yahrling &
C G Hundley
 you both comment on MY blog even when I post for CLC,
 so I'm also going to send you a "little something"
 not much, but a thanks for your support!!!Please message me your addresses, ok

and last of my top 3 is....
Cindy Holmes
Cindy!! I love all your sweet, and detailed comments ..
You don't know how encouraging it is for us/me to read them!
 This is my first year of blogging, too, along with being in the Friends Of Unity Blog Hoppers, I am also on the design team at Coffee Loving Cardmakers. Blog comments let me know you like what I'm doing :)
So thank you, Cindy!!
I am going to be sending all 3 of you a stamp set from my's random but I will need for you to message me your addresses on FB messenger,  ASAP and I will get them out on Monday Dec 3rd
I also want to just give a shout out to thank the other ladies who have been with us from the beginning.
.I'd love to send ALL of you a little something, too, but as we have stated before, we are not sponsored by Unity, so all these giveaways are on us.
 The stamps, and shipping costs too!
 We do it because we want to 💕
Dorothy Green
Meghan Kennihan
You both won one of my giveaways~ thanks so much for your support
 Karen Decknick
Meg Crawford
Sue D
Pam Foy
Debbie Hill
Sandra van Blaricum
Wilma G
Arrianna Barbra


OMG, I could just keep going..if your name wasn't mentioned, it's not because I don't notice, because believe me, I DO! I just really need to finish folding towels

So, now that I've taken up all your time, here's my card ~
if any of you would like me to send this card to someone from you, let me know in comments, and I will do a draw for it, and mail it for you :)
With the colors and use of burlap, it could be male or female
The inside is blank, but I will add a post it note if you'd like

We will be back next month for another hop!

Did you arrive at my blog from
if not, click on her name to go see her beautiful card!!
next up is...
Go on and keep hopping
I know of 2 more giveaways out there!
Comment on each blog to be eligible to win~

I want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas!

until next time...
Inky Hugs, Robyn

Over 82 Super Sponsors, Unity being one of them with a prize package giveaway worth $193.38 retail
Click the red link above to get started
I have 15 cards in this hop, and 5 at least are made with a Unity coffee cup stamp, or an Angie's Girl.. 
be sure to check out Instagram
you can follow me there @ robyn_nest_
Link below

Disclaimer :
We all on the Friends of Unity design team appreciate every single comment we get.
That's why we use our own stash every month for a giveaway.
 We are NOT sponsored by Unity Stamp Co. But , they do approve of our hop, and that make us all very happy
We started this hop because we love Unity. That's it. This hop is our way of showcasing our cards made with our favorite stamps!!

Friday, November 30, 2018

Coffee Loving Cardmakers Fall/Winter Blog Hop

Hey there! What's brewin"?!
Welcome to the Coffee Loving Cardmakers
Fall/Winter Blog Hop~ 2018!!! 
I sure hope everyone had a "full" Thanksgiving!!
We are so excited for our 2nd sponsored hop of the year! 
We have a few NEW Super Sponsors for this hop, 
as well as our amazing, continuing Super Sponsors!!!

For my first card of the hop, I used
Merry Girl <<link here 
From Unity Stamp Co.
I was inspired by Whitney Magnuson with the torn paper...
My absolute favorite color combo to use is kraft and red
You can't really tell, but I water colored Merry, 
then used oxides to highlight around her, 
flicked water over the whole image and blotted it up with a paper towel
I used a Christmas tree from a past KOM, and a big snowflake!
I love the rustic feel of this card!! 
Unity Stamp Co continues to be one of our Super Sponsors
For this hop, their giveaway is over the top!!
A whopping $193.38 retail value!!

Amazing, right?? So generous!!
Link Up your card to win! 

I don't usually show the inside of my cards, but I wanted you to see the 
custom stamp
 made for me by 
Joanne Soucy Rivera, from the Facebook group Stampin' Funn << link 
Also a Super Sponsor!!
Joanne sent me this stamp that says 
Merry Christmas, from Robyn
Saves me so much time since I send out 50-65 cards a year
I absolutely love the font and size of this stamp!!
If you want to get with Joanne, she can make you one, too!! 

Guess what!!
I have some blog candy to give to one or two commenters!
Yep, so be sure to comment here on my blog
Hint, one is from my Unity stash, and it's Winter/Christmas themed ;)

here is the link back to the beginning of the hop, with a list our Super Sponsors 
the picture below shows only a few! 
we have 86 so far!! YAY!

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Coffee Loving Cardmakers~ November with Polka Dot Orchard

Hey there! What's brewin"? 
Welcome back to Robyn's Nest!!

Today, I have a card made from a digital set I was given by my friend 
Jessica Pickeral Burnham from 

This is such an amazing set!
 It's called Sketchy Punpkin Spice
So many images, and sentiments for any
 Fall or Thanksgiving cards you want to make!!
LOOK, there's even a background stamp too!!
I just love this card!! 
Pumpkin pie, pumpkin roll, and a cuppa! 
Doesn't get any better than that!!
First I colored all the images, and fussy cut them out
Then using kraft paper from PTI, I use the 
Brutus Monroe "Hit the Bricks" stamp 
from Unity Stamp Co.
I used Versafine,then heat embossed the bricks in white embossing powder.
This is my 3rd card using that stamp, so I highly recommend it !
My sweet friend Bobbie Sue sent me some burlap tags she made me a few months back, 
and eyelash trim. I used both on this card! 
Then I layered the images on top, and added a small pumpkin cut out, and a small leaf
The sentiment is from the other digital set Jessica offers called
Coffee Pumpkin Flourish 
I sure hope you get ba chance to check them out
I love digi's because you can resize them.
This is my first card using this set, but not the only one I've made. You'll have to wait until the end of the month when CLC has out Fall/Winter Blog Hop to see the others!!

Please join us starting Novenber 30th 

See you on the 30th!
Inky hugs

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Friends of Unity~ November is Strength

Hey there, what's brewin'?? 
Welcome back to this months Hop!
Our girl Dawn suggested the cue for this month,
I think that most of Unity's sentiments are about 
strength and encouragement, it it was an easy choice for me, 
to pick the newest member of the Angie's Girl family 💖 
I used Emerson Girl
  She's on sale right now for only $10.00!! 
Emerson Girl

As you've figured out by now, I'm a huge coffee fan!!
So, I went with  a Not So serious take on "strength"
Without coffee in the mornings, I really do feel like a slug!
So for me, coffee inspires strength 
My friend Java Joanne from Stampin' Funn on FB sent me a stamp that says
"Be strong, I whisper to my coffee"  LOL ;) 
Here's her
Link to Stampin' Funn  
Ok, enough chit chat from me. Onto this card

I started out with a 4 x 5 1/4 piece of dark gray cardstock
I stamped it with the new Brutus Monroe Hit The Brick 
background stamp 
 using Versafine, and heat embossed it with white embossing powder
I love the result so much!
I paper pieced Emerson's outfit, and colored her face and hair with Copics
The sign "came to me" while loading the dishwasher~LOL.
So, I decided to cut out the words on the sentiment to add to the sign.
I love the "grunge" feel of this card
The "Coffee" word die is from CAS-ual Friday's .
I had no idea where this card was, after many, many messages between me, and Eileen, I ended up using a cranberry colored card base, and matted the gray onto black. 
I cut a scalloped circle, then assembled the card.. 
I hope you like this months card!!

Did you arrive here from
We are so glad she back this month!! 

Up next is

You can start at the beginning, 

>>HERE at Crystal's Blog<<<

Be sure to hop to every blog and comment for a 
chance at winning one of our giveaways

 We are NOT sponsored by Unity Stamp Co., but they approve our hop. We are huge fans of the company, their products, the owners and staff, and the Unity Show and Tell community, which is why this hop was started.
Who will it be this month?? 

Until next month!!

Inky Hugs!!!

Friday, October 19, 2018

Coffee Loving Cardmakers- Cas-ual Fridays Stamps Collaboration Hop

Hey there, what's brewin'?
The design team at Coffee Loving Cardmakers are very excited to be collaborating with CAS-ual Fridays Stamps this weekend! 
We all have some fun, and inspirational cards for you
All the fun starts
We will have a list for you, if you get lost along the way! Don't just hop and look at the pretty cards, be sure to leave your comments for your chance at winning one of three, $25.00 giveaways! How awesome is THAT?!! 
Be sure to hop over to
too and leave your comments
 Commenting to close on Friday, October 26, 2018 at 11:55 pm pacific. Winners to be posted on the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps + Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog on Saturday, October 27th.

I've made 3 cards with one stamp set called 
Hot Coffee  << Link in red<< 
This is such a funny set! I love the snarky sentiments!
I also used their 
Coffee Cup Fri-dies << link here<<< 
I love these dies! This set of 3 dies allows so many possibilities as you will see on my cards.

For my first card, I used a scrap piece pf pattern paper, to cut the cup, and the word coffee.
I added some "steam" with a flourish stamp I have, and used versamark, and clear glittery embossing powder for texture. I added pink sheer ribbon, tied it into a bow. This card was super quick, and easy to make...

On my second card, I used 3 different Fall colors of SU! cardstock. 
I used a coffee bean embossing folder from Sizzix on the top layer
Stamped the sentiment onto a matching piece, and cut out  the small cup with coordinating cardstock. As you can see, the handle of these dies are cut out into a heart shape. So I added the little heart to match. Adding a couple Pretty Pink Posh sequins here and there..  

I am playing along with 2 challenges over at Cas-ual Fridays 
First is with Calling All Sistahs (link below)

and their Friday Challenge 

I made this next card for the challenges

My last card for the hop and my challenge entry is my favorite! 
I used a brick background stamp, and heat embossed it with white embossing powder on gray cardstock.
Cut the big cup from pink cardstock. I stamped the sentiment onto the cup, then heat embossed. Added the sheer pink ribbon tied into a knot.

Well, I sure hop you're having fun hopping along with us this weekend!

I hope you arrived her from 

Up next after me is 

Inky Hugs!!!

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Coffee Loving Cardmakers- October

Hey there, what's brewin'? 
Welcome back to Robyn's nest! 
Can you believe Halloween is in 2 weeks? 
I love to make Halloween cards, but hardly ever mail them out (so sad)
For this months card, I used more of my pattern paper for fast and simple cards.
I used Mug Life from The Ink Road Stamps 
I stamped the sentiment on green paper to match the pattern paper, and mounted it on black, then punched out some "drippy goo" from a Martha Stewart punch..
I stamped and fussy cut out the coffee cup, then glued it next to the sentiment. I have this green sequins that is on a string and decided to take a few off, then I cut some off the roll, and glued it under the sentiment. 
That's it for me this month! 
I hope you like this card :) 

Inky Hugs!! 

This Friday, October 19th,
 Coffee Loving Cardmakers and Cas-ual Fridays Stamps
 are having a collaboration hop!
Be sure to check it out!
 Comment for a chance to win 1 of 3 $25.00 giveaways

AND......Let's not forget.....

 Our Fall/Winter blog hop over at Coffee Loving Cradmakers Blog
 begins on November 30th and runs through December 7th
I cannot wait! 
So many amazing Super Sponsors..and a few NEW ones as well!
We hope to see you there!! 

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Friends of Unity~ October Leaves

Hey there, and welcome back to Robyn's Nest!!
First off, I like to announce the winner of my giveaway for September!!
Please PM me (Robyn Jordan) on Facebook with your mailing address!!

Don't you just love Fall?? I do, so much!
As a  transplanted Floridian, from Baltimore,  I longed for Fall again.
 To see the trees change color.
To jump into, and kick up leaves we raked up into a pile!!
and tulips in the Spring...
When we decided to move to Georgia, I couldn't wait, because it was already Fall!
October 15th marks 22 years since we left Sarasota behind, and I have never want to live there again! Best move of my life....
ok..probably TMI, right?? LOL

I made 2 cards again this month, because, why not!! LOL
My first card is a coffee cup from
September 2018 ~KOM
I used Copics to color the leaf, and liquid snow on the marshmallows
Pink & Main Pumpkin Spice cs
Lawn Fawn stitched leaves, and for the sentiment, I used Pretty Pink Posh dies, and lastly,
some sheer pumpkin colored ribbon

For my second card, I used

I think she is the very definition of Fall in the
 Angie's Girls collection

 Colored with Copics, and highlighted with chalks
I love how she turned out!!

I sure hope you've enjoyed this months blog hop!!
We started off this months hop with
Kim Klinkovski's blog~ My Kraft Closet

Next up is
Bobbie Sue's blog two38creations

Be sure to hop along to find out who has a giveaway for this month!!

***Sweet coffee mug basket was a gift to me from
 Lisa Bradford***


Disclaimer :
We all on the Friends of Unity design team appreciate every single comment we get.
That's why we use our own stash every month for a giveaway.
 We are NOT sponsored by Unity Stamp Co. But , they do approve of our hop, and that make us all very happy
We started this hop because we love Unity. That's it. This hop is our way of showcasing our cards made with our favorite stamps!!