Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Coffee Loving Cardmakers~ September

Hey there, what's brewin'?? 
Welcome back to Robyn's Nest

For this months card I used Spring To Go
from Unity Stamp Company
Spring to Go  
I started off with pattern paper from 
 I used the stitched scalloped frame die from Poppy
stamped the image, then used copics to color in the flowers to match.
I used some glitter tulle off to the side. 
Punched a couple butterflies from my Martha Stewart punch and added some bling to their middle.
the "hello" die is something I've had a while and I cannot remember who makes it ..
I hope you like my card for this month!! 
Thanks for stopping by

Inky Hugs!!

                Be sure to come back to my blog on September 29th for National Coffee Day!!!

Coffee Loving Cardmakers Design Team are having a hop!! 

We will be having lots of fun, with blog candy, and plenty of Super Sponsor giveaways as you hop along, too!!!
 I will have a link for you to get started from!!

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Friends of Unity~ September is Wings

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

We are growing here at Friends of Unity!! 
We are thrilled to announce the addition of 
Kim Van Zant Klinklovsky
Bobbie Sue McConathy
Both ladies are such amazing crafters that share our love for Unity Stamp Company!!
We are lucky to have them accept our invitation!! 
Welcome ladies!!!

My 1st card for this months hop is keeping a little bit of Summer .. 
To make this card, all I did was swirl 5 different distress inks for the background..
mounted it onto black cardstock
Then, using the butterfly, and sentiment  from the KOM 5/17
 Free Your Dreams {kom 5/17}
 I stamped the image directly onto the background piece~
For the sentiment, I did emboss it with clear ep, 
As an afterthought, I used white acrylic paint , watered down a bit and flicked it onto the entire card 
(I kinda wish I had done that before I did my stamping) 
then tied the eyelash ribbon around the middle...

For my second card...
I used the KOM 7/17
 Glittering Eyes {kom 7/16}
I started out with kraft cardstock, and matching pattern paper from 
Papertrey Ink
I stamped the butterflies directly onto the pattern paper, and then clear embossed it
On a second piece of kraft cs, I stamped the sentiment, and clear embossed it as well
then I distressed the edges of the paper with matching ink.. (love doing that )
I had to think on this card for a long time.. 
the sentiment needed to be boardered and I just couldn't find anything that looked good....
so, when I get stuck, I start cleaning~ LOL~ never know what you'll find under that mess.. 
then I spotted my roll of burlap!! 
The sentiment is from Lilli Girl~ Link <<<   
 Lilli Girl

I sat back down, and started layering..
First I cut the burlap long enough to be seen..
 I bought some burlap flowers at Michael's and they always come in handy!! 
I cut  some leaves from a Sizzix die set
Glued down the leaves, then added the flowers!!
I love using ribbon! 
I had this espresso colored sheer ribbon from
 CTMH and it looked perfect..I did put a little curl in the ribbon ;)

If you look closely, you can see the word "love" that is in the stamp..
 I never noticed it until I stamped it!! 
That just made my day!
 It is so a hidden message you hope the recipient of the card notices, too.
The little blue bird is from a 3D sticker pack I've had a long time!!

I like to mention that the sweet basket weave coffee was a gift from Lisa Burton Bradford 

Well, that's it for me!! 
I hope we have given you some inspiration with our love for Unity stamps!!

Did you arrive here from
Isn't her card amazing!!! WOW!
Next up is...
 Wait until you see what she has made!!
You can start at the beginning of the hop at

Oh, BTW... I'm having a giveaway of 2 Itty Bitty's donated by Bobbie Sue, before she joined our team!! 
There are a few more of us having giveaways too, but, you have to hop and read to see who they are ;) 
The winner from last months hop on my blog is
Dorothy Green!!  
Be sure to leave a comment on every blog post for your chance at winning!!! 
Thanks for hopping along with us! 

See you next month..I'll have another giveaway then too!! 

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Coffee Loving Cradmakers + Graciellie Design Collaboration Blog Hop

Hey there
What's brewin'?
Welcome to the Coffee Loving Cardmakers  collaboration with Graciellie Design
            We are all very excited to be hopping with Graciellie Design with this new set available in both red rubber from
Unity Stamp Company/Stay Strong and the
 digi called  STAY STRONG  <<LINK
You can start here with this LINK to Gracie's blog 
And this Link to Coffee Loving Cardmakers 

Graciellie Design is offering a $10.00 gift card for you to shop in her store!! 
Comment on every blog along the way for your chance to win!! 
Commenting ends August 30th, and the winner will be announced on September 1st


My first card has a beachy feel to me! 
I used pattern paper and some sheer ribbon along with the coffee cup. 
Colored the cup with Copic markers, and used pop dots..

I've already sent this card to my sweet, crafty friend Laura Jata...shhhh ;)
My second card..
and lastly, my 3rd card 

For this card I used the pretty flower from the set,
 placed it over the heart on the cup..
 I colored it with Copics, and added crinkle ribbon, and a button
 (this card layout was inspired from Pinterest ;) 
(coffee cup basket was made for me by Lisa Burton Bradford) 
Graciellie Design is also having a bundle sale!! 
Be sure to check it out, ok...these sentiments are simply amazing!!

I hope you're getting inspired !!!  
I hope you got here from Helen's blog 
up next from here is

 Thanks for stopping by!!!

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Coffee Loving Cradmakers Design Team.... August

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

We have had such a busy month at CLC. 
3 collaboration hops that we absolutely FANtastic!! So many gorgeous, and inspiring projects. 
It has been an honor to participate with such a talented group of crafters!!
I love being a part of the
 Coffee Loving Cardmakers design team!!

For this months card, I took to Pinterest for some "sweet tea" inspiration!! 
I used the sentiment from

Don't you just love this sentiment, and the font?

I stamped the images onto Papertrey Ink white cardstock, 
then used my Scan n Cut to cut them out since they don't offer dies for the set
I've had this set for years, and finally used it. 
Colored with Copics and popped up the images...

That's it from me for this month! Be sure to follow 
Coffee Loving Cardmakers for a chance to win in our upcoming blog many more to come and inspire you...
Click on anything highlighted in red to link you to CLC or A2Z
See you soon, and thanks for stopping by!!!

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Friends of Unity, August 2018

Hey there!! What's brewin' ??
Welcome to Robyn's nest

I cannot believe it is August already!! 
This months theme for our Friends of Unity Hop is coffee !!
Well, how bout that!!!! LOL.. 
My favorite thing!!
 I am having one of 2 giveaways this month
~ I have a few Unity stamps in mind, so be sure to comment to win!!
 I will read all the blogs, then use random to pick my winner

ok.. let's get started 
I used the coffee cup image from Unity's Kit of the Month for June!! 
This has to be one of my favorite KOM's yet!!
I love coffee, and feathers!! 

For my card, I stamped the image on PTI's white cardstock
I used chalks to tone that white down some
Colored it with Copics.. I really wanted to give her a french manicure, LOL
Used My Favorite Things edge dies, and my most favorite piece of K&Company's pattern paper. This is my last sheet of this gorgeous paper, and I will miss it terribly!!
I added some jute type twine, and pretty little flowers along that "naked" side
I didn't add a sentiment yet, because I'm not sure who it will go to.. it could be any type card at this point..
Then lastly, some clear Nuvo drops...

On a side note, that little basket handle you see in my picture is actually a coffee cup basket made by my good friend, Lisa Bradford! She has this amazing talent for basket making, and I was lucky enough to be surprised by getting one in the mail!! It was filled with so many crafty goodies too!! 
Thank you my friend :)

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!!

Leave us a comment, and I'll send you something pretty cool in Happy Mail!! 

Up next is 
wait until you see her gorgeous project!!!
If you are just arriving here, and want to start this hop from the beginning,
 you can click HERE  for 
Eileen is also having a giveaway this month!! Be sure to check it out!!

Friday, August 3, 2018

Our Daily Bread Designs and Coffee Loving Cardmakers Collaboration Hop

 Hey there!! What's brewin'? 
Welcome to Robyn's Nest 
We are very excited at Coffee Loving Cardmakers to be collaborating, and hopping with 
Our Daily Bread Designs
This blog hop will give you plenty of inspiration to make some beautiful projects and card using their stamps, dies and their beautiful, coffee pattern paper! 
Our Daily Bread Designs is also having a sale!!!
Enter the word COFFEE to receive a 20% discount..
(sorry, bundles are not included)
And ODBD is also having a giveaway!!!
$25.00 gift card!!
Be sure to comment on each blog to WIN!!!!

Click the picture below to start shopping!!

Now for my card.. 

I used Hug in a Mug~ stamp/die set along with their
This pattern paper is just gorgeous! So many little delicious details! 

 I used the dies to cut out the cup,
 then I stamped and heat embossed the coffee sleeve, and lid to add texture 
Next, I added these sweet hand made flowers which I received as a 
RAK (Random Act of Kindness) 
from my friend Marilynn DeGroot!!! 
This sentiment says
Coffee is a Hug in a Mug
See that tiny coffee cup? It is also a part of the set!! 

Next I decided to make a bible bookmark for my friend
I made a large tag with the dark brown cardstock, added the dark green on top
I used some scalloped dies and cut a pretty piece from the same Latte Love paper pack
Then using the Hug in a Mug dies, I cut the cup, and sleeve 
For the "steam" I fussy cut this swirl from the paper

Love this sentiment!!!
I stamped and heat embossed it. Then added the tiny flower and some Nuvo drops
That's it for me!! 
I have to say, this set of stamps can keep you busy for weeks!! So many different stamps to choose from!!
I hope you are hopping along with us!!
Did you come here from

Up next is...

To get the full line up, pop over here at
>>>Coffee Loving Cardmakers 

Our Daily Bread Designs is having a giveaway!!
Be sure to comment on each of our blogs for your chance at winning a
$25.00 gift cretificate
We look forward to all your comments!!!

Friday, July 27, 2018

STAMPlorations and Coffee Loving Cardmakers Collaboration
 Hey there, what's brewin'??
Welcome to Robyn's Nest :)
We are very excited to be collaborating with returning Super Sponsor STAMPlorations!!
I am especially excited because I am a huge STAMPlorations fan!! I have so many of their coffee related stamps and dies! They are always having these amazing sales, and I just "need" them all!!!
25% off is amazing!!!
Click HERE for the site

Did you arrive here from
Lisa's Blog? <<Click <<<here to go back

For my first card, I am using this beautiful cover plate..

This amazing cover plate is called
 Zen Coffee 2 Plate Die
It is so versatile, as you will see with all the inspiration our design team has for you to ogle over!!
I used the die with white card stock, and added it over the top of this piece of card stock I used distress inks on. I also ran the colored piece through the Big Shot with a brick embossing folder..
I used DL.ART store crinkle ribbon
 and a few Pretty Pink Posh sequins ..
I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment from ---- and applied it over a piece of burlap for some added texture!
This card gave me a "Fall" feeling, so I decided to make another Fall themed card
My next card was a lot of fun to make
I started out by stamping and coloring the image.
Then I fussy cut it easy too!
I have this amazing Fall paper pack I bought on clearance a couple years back from Papertrey Ink. Their card stock is my absolute favorite to use.
I also used a piece of PTI's vellum and dry embossed it with a falling leaf folder I have..

I assembled it together, and used some twine and tied a bow...
This sentiment is from the same stamp set!! 

I wanted to show you another of my favorite sets from STAMPlorations...
Just look at all these sentiments in one set!!
I used "my cup runneth over" on my first card from this set

That's it for me!! 
Be sure to hop along with us, and leave a comment on every blog for a chance at winning a fantastic prize!!!
A $25.00 gift code!!! WOW!! 

You can start here
STAMPlorations Blog 


Friday, July 20, 2018

Coffee Loving Cardmakers/ Fun Stampers Journey Collaboration

Hey there!! Welcome to Robyn's Nest!!
The design team at Coffee Loving Cardmakers are thrilled to be collaborating with
 Fun Stampers Journey!! 
I am using their stamp set Coffee Helps, and the matching dies Coffee Helps (4 die set),
and Coffee First (8 dies).. 
Let me just say I had a blast with this set!!
For my first card,
I used PTI cardstock with the "to go" cup die from the coffee first (8) 
Vellum for the lid, and a hello word bubble
Then used FSJ twine, and Fashion silver flat back/self stick bling!
I love how it turned out :)

For my second card....
I used the same dies as with the first card, just different cs, and layout..

My third card was inspired by Pinterest..

I stamped and die cut this cup, added it to a background die from Lawn Fawn. With a sweet doily , more of FSJ amazing twine, and a tiny yellow flower, I glued it all down, and added the sentiments... 

I decided I needed some new bookmarks, and whipped these up in less than 2 hours! 
I have thoroughly enjoyed this entire set!! 

That's it for my cards, and bookmarks

 I hope you're enjoying the collaboration, 
and are getting inspired by all the cards, and projects along the way!! 
Please be sure to visit
 links highlighted above!!
Don't forget to leave comments on each blog for a chance at winning THIS fabulous prize!!!
 Fun Stampers Journey!! 
I hope you came here to my blog from,
 If not, you can go back to Lisa's blog by clicking her name
Next up, after me is
 Lori has a fabulous project to inspire you!!
Thanks for stopping by
Inky Hugs, Robyn