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