Tuesday, February 21, 2017

How to Scrapbook Beautiful Studio Portrait Photos.

Good morning crafters Penny here to show you how to scrapbook those beautiful studio portrait photos.

I started with some wonderful Robin's Nest Products.

For my main background piece I choose this Rosy-Chevron double sided cardstock This is side A

This is side B. I loved both sides, and had a hard time choosing which side I wanted to use.

 I also chose this Girl-Crown-Glittered-Cardstock I think this is one of my favorite paper's.  I have used this one sheet on several layouts, and I just love it!

Next up was this Girl-Swirl-Glittered, and it's more pink than it appears in the link, more like the photo pictured here. It's quite pretty, and it is also double sided. I love the fact that a lot of their papers are double sided. 

I also used some stickers from this Vintage-Card-Kit .

and who doesn't love the ever versatile Dew-Drops-OriginalsDiamond-Dew-DropsTear-Drops

Then I used some of the words from this Glitter-Word-Titles.  I love that you can cut them apart and used them on different, or the same layouts.

I also used this lovely Pink-Glitter-Chipboard

To glue all these lovelies in place I used the amazing Best Glue Ever.  Perfect for any project.

So to start the process I cut, and glued strips of the crown paper in place at the top, and bottom of the Chevron cardstock.

Then I added the swirl paper to a photo mat, and some other brown cardstock.

The I mounted the word title onto the pink glittered chipboard.

To that I added some hearts.

Then I started adding some other small embellishments, along with the vintage stickers, and the dew drops.

 To put the dew drops in place I used the Embellie Gellie which makes this process a breeze.

Here is my final layout, I hope you like it, and it inspires you to create some wonderful layouts featuring those beautiful portrait photos. 

Till next time Happy Scrapping. Love Penny

Monday, February 20, 2017

How to use an embossing technique to unlock your skills

Colleen here with an embossing technique that hopefully will unlock some of your skills.

Here is what the finished card looks like.

I started with the backside of the  Princess Glittered Cardstock and picked out one of my embossing folders.  You will want to pick out an ink that will just pop on your papers.

I used white cardstock for the card and next added a layer of Moss Green Glitter Cardstock.  Since I love to ink my edges I inked with a soft brown along the edges.

Here is the fun part and the magic of the card.  You are going to ink the side of your embossing folder that does not have the name of the company on it.  With your ink pad make sure you cover all the folder by going back and forth and sideways, don't just blot it down.  You want your folder really covered with ink, don't worry, this ink washes off your folder.  Now that you have your folder inked put your paper with the right side up and carefully close your folder.  Run it through your machine and when you open up the folder you get to see the magic happen.

I finished the card up with a piece of glittered ribbon and a piece of chipboard.  Lastly I added pink dew drops from Daughter Mini Dew Drops and the saying is a sticker from Flame Card Kit.  The ribbon and Daughter Mini Dew Drops were adhered down with ScraPerfect The Best Glue Ever.

I hope you will give the embossing technique a try.  Thanks for stopping by.

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Sunday, February 19, 2017

The Robins Nest Rusty Rose Valentine Card

Hi all

I am going to show you how to create this mixed media Valentines Card using products from The Robin's Nest

Products used

Using a stencil apply modeling paste around the edges of a 5x7 card blank

Paint the card with red acrylic paint

Cut the papers up into different sized strips and play around with their position before gluing them down

Use a bit of watered down red paint to colour in the hearts die-cuts.

Add a sentiment using the  Alpha Glitter Stickers

Spritz some white flowers with red and pink misting inks and adhere to card. Add buttons and drew drops to the centers and around the card

Thank you for visiting

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Our German grandaughters

Hello Robin's Nest Readers!

Today I am sharing with you our cute grand daughters.

I am from German decent, my mother was born and raised
in Germany, lived through WWll and then at age
18 got on a ship and came to the United States
to live with her aunt, and never went back
to Germany, Married my dad and we were raised
here in the awesome USA.

I have quite a few German dirndl dresses, and when my
kids were young I made their dresses for 
Sunday.  So now that they are getting older
they can fit into these cute dresses.

I also was able to get these hats and lots of other 
fun girl dress up stuff for our dress up days 
and picture days.
The girls weren't too sure about the hats,
until they saw the pictures, and they now
are some of thier favorite items
in the dress up tub.

Who would have thought that we would have
this many grand daughters to have such
fun picture days with!!!

Red Classic Swirl Glitter Cardstock  Smoky Chevron Cardstock  Rosy Chevron Cardstock

Black Daisy Glitter Stripe Specialty Paper  Candy Apple Red Glitter Cardstock  Orange Glitter Journal

These are the Robin's Nest Products I have used.

Red Glitter Swirl,  Gray chevron, Rose Euphoria
Gray Daisy, Red glitter chipboard, Red Journaling tags

These are our close ups of the pages.  
I used small cut mats for each small picture,
red flowers that are so true to the German style.

Love how all this turned out.

You can find these products on our website.

Just click on this link to our website.

Have a great day!


Gorgeous Spring Fling Top Hat

Hello Everyone!
Welcome to the 
Chattering Robin's blog,
Michelle here to share my latest project for
The Robin's Nest.

My project this week, is inspired by the 
unseasonable spring like weather 
we are having here in Southwestern Ohio,
and it is still February.
But it definitely has me looking forward 
to pretty springs blooms full of color.

So, this is my "Spring Fling Top Hat",
created with exclusive Robin's Nest 
cardstock & embellishments.

 I chose the GORGEOUS
Spring Flowers Glitter Cardstock
and the
Spring Stripe Glitter Cardstock as my top hat base.

Once assembled, I applied pink lace to the underside of the brim, and to the very top of the hat, followed by a wavy brocade trim around the side of the top of the hat, and delicate lace for the brim trim.
For the base of the hat, I used a wide floral lace, that delicately lay on the brim as well as at the base of the hat shaft.

Because the cardstock is so colorful, 
I used a variety of coordinating paper flowers,
and vintage seam binding in pink, and glittered pink tulle
for added flair.

White feathers, and clay embellishments 
from my personal supplies, were also used.

To complete the look of the shaft, I used TRN Mini Dew Drops, 
also in a variety of colors, on flowers cut from the base lace,
 using Scraperfect Best Glue Ever
and randomly placed on the hat shaft, as well as Butterfly Dew Drops.

The final finishing touches, were adding Dew Drop Tears, 
and Dew Drop Mini's to the very top of the hat, for that little bit of extra.

The Robin's Nest Dew Drops Links 
Mini Dew Drops
Tear Drops
Butterfly Dew Drops

Voila, gorgeous spring inspired top hat.

Thank You so much for stopping by!
While you are here, check out the other beautiful projects 
created by the talented TRN Design Team.

For unique and exclusive paper crafting supplies,
visit The Robin's Nest online store.


Until next time
Crafty Blessings!

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