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



Saturday, December 5, 2020

Friends of Unity December 2020

Hey there!! 
Welcome to Robyn's Nest 
Well, by now, you know that we are celebrating our 3rd anniversary of the Friends of Unity Blog Hop! It really is hard to believe all that has happened in the last 3 years, but we have enjoyed having all of our regulars with us for the wild ride, that started by loving a certain stamp company!!
Id like to do a little shout out of my top 10 commenters!! 
Mamaw Cindy!! Cindy Holmes
Carla from Utah!!! 
Becca Yahrling
Vannessa Osborne
Meg Crawford
Glennis F
Holly AKA KopyKat
Wilma DeG
Natasha V.
Denise Bryant!!
Thank you ladies for your continuous support of our hop!!
Ok, onto the rest of the hop!!
Our cue this month is
 My Favorite Things...

For this card I used 

The sentiment is heat embossed in gold
I used a swirly embossing folder from Darice
and Specturm Noir clear shimmer pen over the glass and stem
I tied a knot (idea from Crystal M. ) from some plaid ribbon and added it for more color
The sentiment that comes with this set was too big for the front of this card, so I stamped it on vellum in red and heat embossed it with Dazzling Diamonds from Stampin' Up
 I did add a bit of color to the glass with Copic R0000
and E0000 for the bubbly ;)  

 Thanks for hanging to the end!!
I am having a few giveaways this time so be sure to leave a comment along the way to be entered! 
Did you arrive here from 
Dawn Fields blog?
Her link is below
In case you arrived here from some place else, here is a link to the beginning of the hop 
 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, November 7, 2020

Friends of Unity Blog Hop~ November 2020


Hey there!!
Welcome to Robyn's Nest 💖
I sure hop you are starting off your Saturday morning with a hot cuppa and hopping along with us!!
Welcome to Friends of Unity Blog Hoppers
We get together the first weekend of every month to showcase our love for Unity Stamp Company
November's cue is Backgrounds!!
I'm a little last minute this month because ...(shameless plug, ahead) I am also hopping over at Coffee Loving Cardmakers, and our bi-yearly blog hop!!
I will leave a link at the bottom for you to check it out. Feel free to link your own cards...but, I will get to that later. 
ok, so...
this month I chose to use Old Bird, by Tiara Jackson
She is such a hoot!!
Here's a link for you, below.

Backgrounds...hmm...I got lazy, (no surprise there).
and went fishing through my stash. I found not one, but two shave cream technique panels!
  Say Whaat!!??
How lucky was that??
Here's a link to watch GinaK's's less than 5 minutes

I simply stamped the image on Papertrey Ink white cardstock
Colored her coat to match the background (bg)
I used puttyon her coat
E-17,40,42 on the collar and sleeves.
 C-00,-03,05 on her shoes, and the pigeons.
a tickle of purple V-01 on her socks...
her hair is also purple (not just for the old ladies, anymore) 😄
 if you knew how many "my mama" stories I have from all the ladies and the curse of the purple hair...mother was~as they called them, a beautician. 
Fortunately for me, I have 3 way older sisters (LOL) that got all the perms, and hair color when they were little. By the time I was born, she was a stay at home mom, with a following (to our basement and her little "shop")   my hair was chemical free until I was in my 20's , and now for the last 3 years I have grown out to my natural color. Yay me!!
Hair color is V-000-00-01-02
The paper clip is from Tim Holtz. It's a clock, without hands. 
A few of Gina Marie's enamel dots, and I was done! YAY!!
Then I had time for this second card 
Again, I use a shave cream panel.
I cut it out with a die from Waffle Flower
I used PTI white cs with a this square, frame die from Paper Sweeties.I love the wonky edges all around.
I stamped this image from the
Kit Of The Month aka (KOM or KOTM)
I heat embossed the cup with clear WOW! embossing powder
 I used a little chalk on my fingertip to give the center heart, and plate a bit of color.
I stamped this sentiment from another kit onto vellum with rhubarb color ink, then heat embossed it in clear with WOW! embossing powder  
I hope you have enjoyed my cards!
Please leave us a comment along the way!!

Start this hop from the beginning over at 
 Here is a link to the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Fall/Winter Blog Hop 2020
71 Super Sponsors
Your favorite stamp companies all in one HUGE BLOG HOP
Instagram hashtag is #fall/winter2020clh 
Hope to see you there!!
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, November 6, 2020

CLC~ Fall/Winter Blog Hop 2020

Hey there everyone!!!
Well, the wait is over!! 
Today starts our week long BIG Hop of the year!
The 2020Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop
 71 Super Sponsors!!
Prizes at every stop!!!
 Our Blog Hop dates are, November 6th~
it goes through November 13th pacific time.
 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!!   

Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog 
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!
After sharing your card on social media, Simply link up with us using the link above  

Let's get this party started!!
For my first card, I chose    
Trinity Stamps>> link>> Trinity Stamps 
This guy was super popular last year, and I never got a chance to use him.
 So this year I couldn't wait to get inky!!

Sometimes I just let a paper color inspire me!
This pretty piece of "snowy" paper is from a paper pack from My Favorite Things did it for me!! 
The trees in the back are from a die set I just bought from Sizzix...I love the "snow" on the branches and decided to use a sheet from Doodlebugs fabulous paper!! Very festive 😊
The snowy stitched hills is a die from 
The Greetery   called Drifting (it's gorgeous)
and see that bag in back, right? My friend Carla makes those!!

Now to this image! 
Oh my word!! I cannot express how fun it is to use this set!!
I used nearly all the stamps in this set at least a few times!!
I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment using WOW! embossing powder onto a scrap piece of vellum 

I did a tiny bit of paper piecing for this tiny cup..
Here is a shot of the inside of the card. 

The sentiment is from my wooden stamp stash
 of misc companies...
Ok, that's it for me for today.!! 
I have a new (sorta new) Facebook group
Please join me there to see my cards, and posts
Link below

Be sure to check me out on Instagram, too
robyn_nest_   << link to my IG

Inky Hugs, Robyn




Saturday, October 3, 2020

Friends of Unity~ October Birthday


Hey there!! 
Welcome to Robyn's Nest!! 
This months cue is Birthday
Because it's my beautiful niece's birthday month, too and she turns 50
Happy birthday, Shanna
I made this card using Unity's Kit of the month for November 2018

This first card came together pretty easy. I had it in my head and with a little help from my DT friends, I chose to finish with the big "cheers" die

 This second card was not planned at all, but this gorgeous cupcake was calling me to color it up. 
So I used the same color scheme..
I hope you like my cards for this month!
That's it for me
Up next in the hop is..
If you want to start from the beginning of this hop, click the link below for 
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.

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Krafty Chicks Challenge~ week four


Hey there!!
Welcome back to Robyn's Nest!!
Well, today is my final day guesting with the chicks in the Hen House (sigh)
I have had a lot of fun this month!!!
My thanks to Lori and Leanne for having me!! 
Here's a link to the challenge for ya!

For my last card, I chose to use this fabulous new set from 

I absolutely love this set! Oh my gosh! Too cute!
I colored this up with several Copic markers and die cut it out with a die from Papertrey Ink
I love using burlap, so when shopping at "The Lob" (Hobby Lobby) I saw this fun paper pack! Ack! Meant for ME!! 
I was all done with this card, and putting away my mess, when I spotted this cute, CUTE little squirrel in another set, so I quickly stamped him out and colored him up! I know he doesn't really have on a sweater, but, I saw where I could give him one! After fussy cutting him out, I used a pop dot and stuck down  :) HaHa!!
I just love the squirrels in 
here are a couple close up shots for you!
Thank you so much for stopping by and hanging with me this  month!!
below is another link for you!!! 

Inky Hugs, Robyn



Thursday, September 17, 2020

Guest Designing with Krafty Chicks Challenge

Hey there!!! 
Welcome to Robyn's Nest!!
I'm back with the Krafty Chicks Challenge week 3!!

Krafty Chicks Challenge 

This week, I am back in the Hen House with this Clean And Simple (CAS) card using Unity Stamp Co and their Kit of the Month for August 

~Illustrated by Jeanie Marie Hays~ 

I did not intend for this to be as it is, but, once I stamped the sentiment, I decided to just leave it alone..I really love how this card came out with absolutely no coloring!! I am not a CAS card maker at all. As a matter of fact, I am so happy with the new slimline cards being made right now. They give a card maker like me So much more room for embellishments! 
For this card, I used 2 different stamp sets. 
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog!! 
I look forward to next week for "anything goes" 
Don't forget you can join in all the fun by linking up your own card!! 
See you back here on September 24th
Inky Hugs, Robyn


Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Coffee Loving Cardmakers



Hey there and welcome to Robyn's Nest!!
It's my turn up on the 
Today I am using this gorgeous new stamp set from my friend
Jeanie Hays!!

When I saw this pretty girl, I ran over to Unity and bought it!!
Right now, she is on sale, too!!
You can buy it here 
I was inspired by this photo taken of my daughter for her senior pictures!
This is our small downtown.
Gainesville, Georgia 

After coloring her up with my Copics, I did end up paper piecing her scarf.
Then I fussy cut her out, and added her to my card front.
I found an image of the Coke sign on the web.
I hope you like my card this month!!  

I want to announce that I do have my own Facebook group now, to display my cards. I sure do hope you can join my group.
I am doing 5 giveaways over the next few weeks for my ACTIVE new members!!! 
Meaning those who like and or comment :)
Have you ever received one of my giveaways?? 
If so, I'd love to hear what you think  :)
click the link below to join
What's Brewin' From Robyn's Nest

That's it for me this month!! 
I will see you back here soon, though!
Did you know that National Coffee Day is on September 29th???
We are having a week long Hop over at Coffee Loving Cardmakers and we'd love to see you there! 

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Guest Designing with Krafty Chicks Challenge Week 2

Hey there!! Welcome to Robyn's Nest!!
I'm back for my second week, guest designing with the ladies in the Hen House!!
This week, the challenge is Christmas!!
I designed this card using Unity Stamp Company!
Unity is still my favorite stamp company, and I am a member of their Kit of the Month.
The stamp I used is in the KOM for September
Here's a link for you below

Don't you just love this fun red truck in a jar!! 
My friend Jeanie Marie Hays is the illustrator! I'm so proud of Jeanie!  

Here is the link you need to view or upload your own card!!
Thanks for stopping by my blog!! 
I hope to see you next week for "Clean and Simple" 
Now there's a challenge for me!!
Inky Hugs, Robyn 


Saturday, September 5, 2020

Friends of Unity~ September

 Hey there!!!

 Welcome to Robyn's Nest!!
Happy Labor Day Weekend!!!
It's the first weekend of the month!! YAY! 

***anyone else having a time of the "New Blogger"?**

I'd like to announce the winner from last months blog candy giveaway I had for one commenter...

Congratulations, Cheryl Taylor!!

I love the bright colours and polka dots, but my favourite part is the owl. It is ADORABLE! 


Thanks Cheryl, for your sweet comments!

Your prize is finally on the way! <3 

ok, onto the hop!!!


Our cue for this month is Friendship! 

I have several, amazing, life long friends!

and my new crafty friends, too 

This card is for my longest friend, Jennifer Busto

Jennifer and I met when she was a young girl (12) and we are still friends today.

Her birthday is on the 29th and I bought this set especially for her

Cherished Friends  

I started out stamping them on PTI white card stock...Jenn is very much a girly girl, so it had to be pink!!
Jennifer's hair is much shorter, than this, but, mine is pretty close in the gray department

The sentiment in this kit was very long, so I carefully cut it after stamping
 Jennifer is like my little sister, and she means the world to me!!
I hope she likes card ;)
Did you arrive her from  
Sweet Dawn had a birthday!! Happy birthday, Dawn!!
Up next in the hop is my friend 
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.

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Guest Designing with Krafty Chicks


Hey there!!
Welcome to Robyn's Nest!!
I am super stoked to be guest designing with Krafty Chicks Challenge, and hanging out in their "hen house" for the entire month of September! 
I was so surprised when Lori Turner contacted me, and asked!
Thanks, Lori for the invitation!!!!
Here's the link for you

My first card of the month is for my cousin Melody, in Illinois..
We grew up together, very closely, and here we are in our old age, still best friends!!
We try to vacation together, and so far we have been on 7 cruises..the last one in March of this year, before the world went crazy!! 

Ok...enough chit chatting!! 
Here's what I came up with

I wanted to make Melody a new card since it's been a while. 
I didn't have any ideas in my head, so I went to the cards my crafty friends send me for inspiration. 
Lisa Bzibziak sent me this gorgeous card last year. She is an amazing card maker, and I claim to be her number one #fangirl

Almost an exact copy 💖 (hers is prettier) 
Here's a shot of the inside of the card, too 
The details are as follows....
I used, My Favorite Things, Pure Innocence line of stamps (love them)
The set is called "You're My Person" 

I started with a piece of heavy Papertrey Ink white card stock
I cut a heart out using Lawn Fawn stitched hearts, and a piece of pink velum..
I cut some plaid card stock with a fancy scalloped die
I stamped the girls image on white card stock, and colored the skin and hair with Copics. 
I used the same paper pack to paper piece their clothes, then used the matching die to cut them out...
I used a few tiny white flowers, some sweet butterflies, and, stitched clouds to complete the card.
I just love how it turned out, and I know she will, too!!

If you have any questions about what companies I use, please ask in comments!
I try to keep my posts short, but would love to hear from you!!
That's it for me this week!!
See you back on September 10th for my 2nd card!!
Inky Hugs, Robyn

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Coffee Loving Cardmakers~ Fun with Jaded Blossom

Hey there, and welcome back to Robyn's Nest!!

I have a couple fun cards for you today from one of my favorite Super Sponsors, Jaded Blossom! 

Their July release was all for me! Just kidding, but you would think so with all that coffee goodness! Anything from fun, new coffee stamps, to new coffee themed stencils! I was in heaven!

As soon as the sets arrived, I couldn't wait to get inky!
I am having a random blog candy giveaway this month
Comment to be entered to win

First, I used the super sweet owl from the Don't Give a Hoot set
 link is below

Don't Give a Hoot 

Ack!! How cute is this Owl?? 
I started out by stamping, then coloring the image with Copics,
 then I decided to paper piece the cup!
Next, I fussy cut it out...
Going through my stash, I ran across these dies from 
Best Day Ever, and Jumping Jacks 
I cut the dies out with a few colored card stock
I then went looking for a tree die, or stamp, and found that I had bought this gorgeous birch tree die from Simon Says Stamp. So, I cut it out in white, then I used a deckle blade to trim the edges around that piece. I added a colorful polka dot piece of card stock I had used on a previous card, so I added it behind the trees :)
The Best Day Ever dies came with these super fun flowers, so I added them, too... 
The Jumping Jacks die is so awesome! I loved using it on this card... 

I also decided to use the negative piece from die cutting to make another card, just for fun!! 

I really love how these 2 turned out...I felt like I was channeling my inner Lisa Bzibziak on these 2! That's not a bad thing, either, since I'm her super fan ;) and she constantly inspires me with her amazing creations!! 
I sure hope you enjoyed my cards for this month!!
See you here again next month
 (September 16th is my day)
Inky Hugs, Robyn

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Friends of Unity~ August 2020

Hey there, welcome to Robyn's Nest!!
For this months cue, we chose Sympathy
Before I get to the details of my card, I want to announce the answer to my question for last month
Q~ who was the past design team member, from the UK that is the  Queen of Paper Piecing??
Answer is~ Sharon Nettleship***
I got an email from Karen Ladd with the correct answer!!
Congratulations Karen!!
I have already sent out the prize (June 202 Kit of the Month) and a little extra ;)

For my sympathy card, I chose to use
For this image, I saw it being water colored easily...after water coloring it, I use my Copic markers very carefully to darken the "grout"
Here is a close up of the sentiment
I had to have this sentiment set when it came out by Ann Butler Designs
After I finished this card, and took the pictures, I began to clean up a bit, and under some paper I found this perfect bow...I have it taped down on the backside of the card...I wanted to get an opinion...keep the bow, or lose the bow...I'd love to hear your thoughts :)

With the bow

That's it for me this month...
If you'd like to start from the very beginning of the hop, click the like below
up next is

For a chance of winning one of our fabulous giveaways, all you have to do is comment on each blog in the hop...easy peasy!!
We very much appreciate all of your comments!!!

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.