Saturday, December 4, 2021

Friends of Unity~ December 2021

Hey there, friends!! Welcome to Robyn's Nest!!!
I'm glad you made it this far if you are hopping with, 
Friends of Unity Blog Hoppers!! 
This months cue is Retro/Vintage
Let's see what that means to "me"
I think, old fashion looking, when I hear retro/vintage~

For all three cards I used
here's a link for you^^
I heat embossed them all with Brutus Monroe embossing powder
The sentiments are from one of my favorite Unity sets called
The snowman hat is from Sizzix
I hope you enjoyed this months hop!!! 
Thanks for hanging with us!!!
For the beginning of the hop, please click the link below
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.  Inky Hugs, Robyn


Friday, November 12, 2021

Coffee Loving Cardmakers Fall/Winter Blog Hop 2021

Hey there, and welcome to Robyn's Nest!!
Today starts the week long Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!!
What does that mean?? 
That means hang on for a fun and inspirational week long blog hop with over 55 Super Sponsors Their design teams PLUS the entire CLC Design Team are coming together to showcase our love for stamping, cardmaking, and of course COFFEE!!! 
Below is the direct link back to the beginning over at Coffee Loving Cardmakers
CLC Blog link
Please be sure to use the hashtag ‪#fallwinter2021clh when posting to social media

I had a lot of fun working with the ephemera from Super Sponsor Not 2 Shabby's new release, and it's all about the peppermint!!
Peppermint- Season that is, and here's the link to get it all
Not2 Shabby
Oh my word!!
I love the sentiments from the stamp set
For my card I used the frame die from Impression Obsession
What a fun color combo in the ephemera so I cut the frame from matching Papertrey Ink paper..
I heat embossed the sentiment with Brutus Monroe Alabaster ink and embossing powder..
It went very fast that my next few cards will be from this amazing pack of cut outs!!
I hope you're having fun and get to play along!! 
Here is a list of our Super Sponsors
We couldn't do these hops without them and they have our deepest appreciation
List in alphabetical order
A Jillian Vance Design
Anthony's Paper Crafts
Avery Elle
Butterfly Reflections Ink
CAS-ual Fridays
Catherine Pooler
Crackerbox Stamps
CTMH-Chris Franco
Dare 2B Artzy
Digi Doodle Studios
Dina Kowal Creative
Divinity Designs LLC
DL.ART Diana M. Larson
Doodles Paper Playground
Gerda Steiner Designs
Gina K Designs
Graciellie Design
Impress Cards & Crafts
Isabel Cristina stamps
Jaded Blossom
Jane's Doodles
JessicaLynnOriginal Studios
Joy Clair Designs
KatScrappiness, Inc
Miss Ink Stamps
Newton's Nook Designs
Not 2 Shabby
Paper Sweeties
Pawsome Stamps
Pear Blossom Press
Piece Craft Love
Pink and Main
Polka Dot Orchard
Reverse Confetti
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Shannon Fralish, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
Stamp Simply
SugarPea Designs
Sunny Studio Stamps
Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps
The Rabbit Hole Designs, LLC.
The Ton Stamps
Therm O Web
Three Room Studio
Topflight Stamps
Trinity Stamps
Twiddler's Nook
Unity Stamp Co
Waffle Flower
Whimsy Stamps
WOW! Embossing Powder
Your Next Stamp



Saturday, November 6, 2021

Friends of Unity~ November 2021

Hey there!! 
Welcome to Robyn's Nest!! 
We are hopping again this month with Friends of Unity Blog Hoppers
Our cue is 
"Non-Card Project
Before I get started I'd like to announce my winner from last months hop!!

I’d love to watch your squirrels playing in my yard! Just let me know when that pumpkin pie is ready for consumption!😋 I’ll be right over!🤣

Thanks for your sweet comment!!!
Please email me at ~ subject FOU Winner
I'll need you full address and email!! Thanks so much!!


Ok onto this months fun!!!

I made a couple little things to give to my friends..
I used Kiss the World by Lea Keisling for a topper for a chapstick

Next I made a little box with the envelope punch board~ so cute
 Bath & Body Works hand sanitizer holder

 Well that's it for me this month!!
To start the hop from the beginning click the link below to 

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.  Inky Hugs, Robyn




Friday, October 22, 2021

Falling for the Hoildays~ BYS Holiday Cardmakers Blog Hop

Welcome to the Build Your Stash Holiday Cardmakers
Falling for the Holidays blog hop!!
We are having a week long blog hop to help get you inspired to get those Christmas cards started!!!
October 22nd - October 29th
11 Sponsors are on board to help us get you excited to make your Christmas, Hanukkah, Yuletide, wintry cards....did I mention prizes??!!!
  Angie Blom Digital Designs, Brutus Monroe, Fresh and Renewed with Teresa, Gina K Designs, Gina Marie Designs, Newton's Nook Designs, Not 2 Shabby, Polka Dot Orchard, Robot Pixie Designs {our very own Trisha Magnus}, Tawny Owl Paperie, Twiddler's Nook, and Unity Stamp Co.

Unity Stamp Company 

What an amazing list of sponsors!!

Here is the direct link to the blog hop below
If you do get a chance to join us, (and we really hope you do), be sure to use this hashtag below
No backlinking, (older cards/ already shared) please only share new projects
All projects must be Christmas, Hanukkah, Yuletide, wintry~ and don't forget that hashtag...I have to remind myself, too!!
OK, well now that all the technical stuff is out of the way, I can tell you a bit about this sweet card/image/digi from 

I printed off this sweet image then colored it with Copic markers to match the amazing (last sheet) of SU DSP...this paper has been stashed for a very long have to use it a some point, right? 
I'm not usually a fan of this type of  ribbon, since it doesn't make for easy mailing and bulky bows.., but if you know me, then you know I usually have ribbon on my cards, so I will end up hand delivering this one (with cookies)  🍪🍪🍪🍪
I hope you're having fun during this hop!!
Comment to win, ok!! 
Here's another link to the the hop to get you started off right!!
BYSHC Blog Hop
Please feel free to ask me any questions about the card! 💓😍
BYSHC Falling For The Holidays Blog Hop


Inky Hugs, Robyn


Saturday, October 2, 2021

Friends of Unity Blog Hop~ October 2021

Hey there everyone, welcome to Robyn's Nest!!
I am back again this month with my friends and teamies for another inspirational month of Unity stamps!!
Can you believe the September 2021 Kit of the Month??!!!
OMGeeee best kit ever!! IMHO)


Don't you just love this squirrel??
I do, so much!!!
I stamped him out a 4 times
Colored him up with just a few Copics
Then I colored the other 2 and fussy cut out the tree leaves and branches to add dimension
The back ground lattice die is from Kat Scrappiness in Slimline
Up next is that beautiful slice of pumpkin pie, illustrated by our very own Jeanie Marie Hays
I saw this water colored~ how'd I do??

The tiny "blessed" is from the set
Words in Bloom
I cut off the flower...loved it

another close up of this cutie patootie
I had some extra's stamped off so I made a real quick card here
water colored him~ I think he got too "muddy" 🤷
then added some crystal rain drops from Studio Katia, and more "rain" with Nuvo clear drops

I hope you had fun this month and got some inspiration
This is the last stop, so if you'd like to start from the beginning, click the link below 

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.

 Inky Hugs, Robyn


Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Coffee Loving Cardmakers Ellen Hutson~ National Coffee Day 2021

Hey there, what's brewin'?
Happy National Coffee Day

We have been celebrating National Coffee WEEK since September 22nd, featuring one Super Sponsor per day

Today, the last day, we have Sponsor

Ellen Hutson

Ellen is having TWO giveaways 

This sweet Bear Cozy 

How cute is this die set?? So many possibilities!!! 
When I cut out my first piece, I saw it could be a frog...
 What do you think??
I have 2 sisters that are "into" frogs...they have them scattered all over their home. that's probably why those bumps turned into eyes for me Ha!
 I gave her eyelashes
She looked more like a frog before I wrapped her around the cup
I made everything from paper with the dies provided in the kit (except the mouth)
When I got to the mouth, I wasn't all that happy with it...I liked the boy frogs mouth better
but, I know my sister will love it.
It's so fast, and easy enough to make them, that I am sending her a few extra to give away, too
Below is the other (darker) frog


Here's a link to Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog where all the fun is happening!!!

Saturday, September 4, 2021

Friends of Unity September 2021

 Welcome to Robyn's Nest!!

This month's cue is a color challenge!
Love this fabulous combination

We'll have an album in the Unity Show & Tell group on Facebook where you can enter a card or other paper craft  project using our color palette above
Sage~ white~~ Kraft

It will run from September 4th-30th. Share your card and be sure to add it to the album. There will be a lucky prize winner who will receive a $25 gift card.
Before we get started, I want to announce the winner of my BIG giveaway for August 2021
After reading all the comments, I put the number into
Amy Williams
I started out by using this new Uniquely Unity set, Season Of Inspiration
2 gorgeous pumpkins and 2 sentiments in this kit~ perfect for Fall/September cards

Super easy card!
I stamped on PTI kraft card stock with white ink, then heat embossed with white as well

I used an older Sizzix die to cut the image out 

I added it to the sage mat then tied some matching jute into a bow
After mounting it to my card base, I used Gina Marie enamel dots to finish it off

I had some extra time and made a second card for the hop 

This card is just a combination of elements I cut out or had out looking for the right color combo~
This is a mini slimline card ~
I used sage cardstock, and kraft, both from Papertrey Ink (PTI) 
I stamped the oak leaf from the August 2021 Kit of the Month onto a scrap piece of pattern paper from PTI (fussy cute it out)... and used that beautiful "give thanks" from the Uniquely Unity August 2021~ Stamped, embossed, and fussy cut)
The matching bow is also ribbon from PTI...
More of those enamel dots 😍  

I hope you've enjoyed this months hop!! 

Here's a link to the beginning

 Crystal Minkler 



 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.

 Inky Hugs, Robyn


Saturday, August 7, 2021

Friends of Unity August 2021

Hey there, friends...Let's go for a Ride!!!
This month's cue had me searching for just the right stamp....then I saw a Facebook post announcing my girl Lindsey is pregnant!! YAY!! I've known Lindsey since she was 2~ this is very good news for everyone who knows them!!
Let's get started




It's a GIRL!! 
I bought this stamp  just to make a card, someday, for Lindsey, and today was the day!! I am so excited for Lindsey and Landon- this beautiful couple deserve everything good in life! 
I started by stamping the Jeep with Memento black, then used a few Copics to color it 
RV0000-RV000- RV10~ I used a silver glitter pen for the "chrome" areas~
 I also Google Imaged a pink Jeep and WOW!!
 I want one!!!  
Aren't they adorable!!
Lindsey is a first grade teacher, in Rome, Ga, and Landon is a contractor.
I used pink to stamp the ultrasound, and jar of pickles and heat embossed them both... then fussy cut them out...the 3 square slimline die is from Trinity Stamp Co and the sentiment is from an old (very old) Stampin' Up wood set called You Grow cute! No, it's not from Unity 😏
I recently "found" 2 punches I've had for years and forgot about- just cheap ones from Michael's but make cute little daisy like flowers, or flower centers~ so that's what I used for the tiny matching flowers that are scattered, with a little gem in the cute~ I added a bit more color by using them.
I made a few green and black, oh and at the last minute, I added a few white, as well...

Here ^^ is a shot of the inside (again, not Unity)
When I stamp from a set, I like to stamp most all of the images, while I'm at it, and the same goes with this set.
 I stamped out a few in case I messed up, I put together this little tag type wrist-let for the shower..or she can hang it from her car mirror...its cute..
I forgot to send the wristlet 😢

I hope they like the card! ;)

And, that's it for me this month!
I am having a BIG giveaway this month so please, be sure to leave me, and the other ladies in the hop some lovin' 
 I will choose with Random-dot-org for my winner and announce who won in next months Hop (September) 
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.

Friday, July 23, 2021

Build Your Stash Holiday Cardmakers Hop July 2021


Hey there friends!!!
Welcome to the Build Your Stash Holiday Cardmakers Hop!!
We have 11 amazing Sponsors with giveaways and a chance for you to link up your own creations.
 You can use our sketch, or make your own
Link it up and you'll be in the running for one of the drawings!! 
Here is a list of our Sponsors
 Angie Blom Digital Designs, Brutus Monroe,  Twiddler's Nook, Polka Dot Orchard, Gina Marie Designs
. Fresh and Renewed with Teresa~and NEW Sponsors Gina K. Designs, Newton's Nook, Not 2 Shabby, and KaDoodle Bug Designs and Unity Stamp Company!!
Thank you so much Sponsors!!
Let's get this Linky Party started!!!

We are super excited to get the week full of Christmas card inspiration
 Over at BYS we have a monthly sketch challenge to inspire you.
For the Hop, Crystal has yet another amazing sketch.
Whatcha think?? Fun right?
I love LOVE using a sketch when I have no mojo~
I used some very old Stampin" Up! DSP  I don't even know the name of the paper pack. 
I have saved this sheet back for years. I just loved it (Yes, it did pinch a little to cut it ;/ )
The stamp set I used is a collaboration of small companies, with Hero Arts .
This set is fabulous!!
You can buy it here
Hero Arts Holiday Seal Collaboration 

Here is a link to the beginning of the Hop
Build Your Stash Holiday Cardmakers Blog  
 Be sure to use the hashtag
in all your shared social media posts.
Now let's see YOUR projects!!!

Here is a list of the amazingly generous Sponsor prizes
Angie Blom Digital Design  >>> TWO $25 gift cards

Brutus Monroe >>> ONE $25 virtual gift card

Fresh and Renewed >>> ONE Christmas prize package {$45 value}

Gina K Designs >>> TWO $25 gift cards

Gina Marie Design >>> TWO $10 gift cards

KaDoodle Bug Designs >>> ONE $20 gift card

Newton's Nook Designs >>> ONE $20 store credit

Not 2 Shabby >>> ONE $25 gift certificate

Polka Dot Orchard  >>> THREE $15 gift cards {digital only}

Twiddler's Nook >>> TWO $20 coupon codes

Unity Stamp Co.  >>> TWO $25 gift cards

Inky Hugs, Robyn

Saturday, July 3, 2021

Friends of Unity~July 2021~ Summer Vacation

Welcome to Robyn's Nest!!
We are hopping again over at Friends Of Unity!!
This month's cue- Summer Vacation!
I had a ton of fun coloring up the May 2021 Unity Kit of the Month
 Summer Vibes {kom 5/21}
Here's a few cards I made for this months hop
 For this card, I stamped the image on a sheet of white card stock cut at 3 1/2 x 8 1/2
I stamped the trio of umbrella's from the kit onto a separate sheet, and fussy cut out this one. I did the same thing with the flip flops from the set, too
I colored them to all match. I did add the beach water line...
(sorry the picture is a bit off~ these slimline cards need more room in my light box than I have....trying to work out this problem)
This is how I envision myself right now, soaking up some rays....but alas, the next card is more like me these days 
Aren't they adorable??? 
Yep, this is me and my old man on Siesta Key beach
This set is called 
Retired < link
Next up, I'm back with the May KOM
As everyone knows, I am a HUGE fan of Unity's Angie's Girls!
I love the KOM's for the newest "girl" 
So, when I saw HER, I squealed a little LOL 
Next is.....
This last card is what I had left over after stamping out all the images from the KOM, so I just used them...the scale is a little off, but...IDC LOL
I hope you have enjoyed this months hop...
Did you arrive here from Dawn Fields blog?? 
Here's a link for you to go back
OR to start from the beginning, click this link for Crystal's blog

Thanks for hopping along with us this month!!
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.