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.




Thursday, June 10, 2021

Coffee Loving Cardmakers~ National Iced Tea Day 2021

Hey there!! Welcome to Robyn's Nest!! 
Happy National Iced Tea Day!!
I hope you are having a good day so far! 
The design team over at Coffee Loving Cardmakers are hopping with our teamie Dana today to celebrate!!
**Side Note**
If you come to my house, you will always be asked if you want some sweet tea.
 I make gallons of this liquid gold every week. 
We live in the south and you'd probably find it very hard to find a fridge without a gallon or two!! 
(Channeling my inner Paula Dean accent...Ya'll" )
Here's how I was inspired!! 
For my card, I used Unity Stamp Company, who are Super Sponsors of our fun Blog Hops!
I used a stamp from one of their Kit of the Month's _ have you ever seen the size of those KOM's?
 What an great value!! 
Look how BIG they are, too..the stamp I used is at the bottom, left
Sweetness, Miracles & Wishes {kom 5/19} 
Unity Stamp Co < link to this Kit
I stamped this image onto Papertrey Ink white card stock
Using a few Copic markers, I colored it up!
I colored the lemons with Y-00 & Y-15
and used the following for the sweet tea- E-00 & E02
I used this amazing frame fro Impression Obsession to cut out some textured vellum from Stampin Up. 
Then choosing some Design Series Paper from my stash, I simply cut to fit.
The sentiment I used is my absolute favorite Southern Sayings from Paper Sweeties called 
Lastly, I used some of my gorgeous sheer ribbon from Close to My Heart, I tied a pretty bow

I love how it turned out!!

Did you arrive here from Erin??
 Here's a link to go back to my teamie Erin's blog below


I hope you are enjoying your favorite beverage today, even if you aren't a sweet iced tea fan
Inky Hugs, Robyn


Saturday, June 5, 2021

Friends of Unity Blog Hop June 2021~ Masculine


Hey there!! Welcome to Robyn's Nest!!!
Today the team is hopping with a new theme~ 
A lot of us struggle with masculine cards.
I hope you find some inspiration this month!! 
To start this month off I have chosen this motorcycle from June 2018 Kit of the month

For this card I only did embossing.
No coloring

I embossed the motorcycle in gold and the sentiment in black
I used my Tim Holtz paper shredding tool on the edges and some SU DSP
A bit of black paint splatters (looks like an oil spill) 😀

Using PTI kraft paper, and Versamark black ink and more black embossing powder, I again, did not have to color this one
 Like last month, I love using black on kraft for a clean, simple look 
I used a few stamp sets here...
The sentiment "You and Me" is from the January 2020 
The camper and sunshine are from (link below)
I used Kat Scrappiness mini slimline embossed edge for the main layer
Here's a link to KS and all her amazing Mini Slimline products

I plucked the branch out of a different KOTM and will post when I find THAT kit LOL 

The tire swing is from Rubbernecker
~I'm giving this last card to my husband
We will celebrate 37 years of marriage, June 17th

I sure hope you had fun with us this month
Did you arrive here from Rachel's blog?
Rachel click this link to go back
To start from the beginning, click Crystal Minkler's link 
Be sure to leave us all a comment!!
We have giveaways every 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.

Saturday, May 1, 2021

Friends of Unity May 2021 Flora & Fauna


Hey there!!
Welcome back to Robyn's Nest!!
Thanks for stopping by and hopping with us this month!
It's MAY already??? Whoa!
Flora & Fauna!!
I had fun with this kit of the month 

I combined two sets for this super fast and simple card
Kit of the Month February 2018 and Slowly Turning Classic
I stamped the image on kraft cardstock and cut it with the mini slimline nesting dies from Kat Scrappiness
Layered it on an old scrap piece of SU DSP and tied some black twine around the kraft layer before adhering it to the black DSP
and that's it!! I hope you've had fun and gathered some inspiration this month! 
Here's a link to Crystal Minkler's blog so you can start from the beginning
Crystal Minkler
Up next is Alaine << Click here
Inky Hugs, Robyn