Thursday, August 17, 2017

Let's recycle a little and create a custom journal - Part 2

Hidy y'all!! I am back and I am going to continue to show
y'all how I am making my own journal to help me
with my sadness and depression. Not only 
getting my feelings and thoughts down on paper but
keeping my mind busy crafting the journal.

We left off here:

Ok, now we are going to make our journal so we can put pages in it....

I am using this cord but you can use anything you would like...

You will also need a large button... I chose one with an indent to add
a second button for decoration....  If you have a button box like mine,
this might take a while to choose, lol

I have chosen!!  LOL

Ok, start with your cord on the back side and wrap it over to inside...

Keep wrapping and holding it tight until you have as many as you want... 
these will hold your signatures of pages...

I ended up with nine wraps.... Bring both ends to back side and hold tightly...

Cut cord with longish tails left....

Pass both ends under all wraps one lower than the other...

Tie over all wraps and pull them together...

Now put each ends thru button and tie again...

I chose a second button just because  :)
Tie a bow and there you have it!
A no-sew, no-glue, no-staple journal!!

Items I used so far:

Next time I will show you how to add pages and
embellish your journal...

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and remember to come back
same time same place on 9/7 to learn more!!!

Thanks for stopping by and please come back again!!!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

First time at the Beach

Hello Robin's Nest Readers,

Robin posting today.

A few Christmas' ago, we met our kids in California for Christmas
at our daughters house.  Some of the grand kids had never seen the ocean.
and one of the things they wanted to do is go to the ocean.

Becca however was a bit apprehensive to get in the water,
she watched everyone else take their shoes off, run
in the water, get wet, and freeze after.

I finally asked Becca, why aren't you getting in the water and
enjoying all of this newness of the ocean?

Grandma, there are sharks in there!!!!!!

I'm not sure if she had watched JAWS or what, but she
wasn't getting in the water.

I loved taking pictures of her with the ocean breeze blowing
her hair so pretty.

It certainly is a fun memory for me.

These are the Robin's Nest products I used.

Seashore Glittered Cardstock  Colored Starfish  Nautral Seashells

Azure Mini Die-Cut Shapes                       Tender Teal Archival Seeds   

Azure Archival seeds, Beach cardstock glittered, Starfish, and sea shells!

and some cute fish from my scrapbook stash.

Such a fun layout for a first ocean trip.

you can find these products on our website

Just click on this link and it will take you to the website.

Have a happy summer.


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Sea / Beach Theme Insert

My Midori Inspire Insert
Using products from the Robins Nest .

Enjoy and get inspire !

Mermaid card

Veronika here to share my new card with mermaid
I used  Kiwi Sorbet Glitter Cardstock, starfish and dew drops from The Robin's Nest. 

and welcome to see the video tutorial

Thank you for your attention! 

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Card seashore

Hi everyone!!!

Here Elisa from Italy!!!
Last week I had my summer holiday at the seaside, here in Italy, in Lignano (on Adriatic Sea)... I came back home two days ago!! I've token a lot of pictures, but I still have to look at them and decide the subject for my next LO :D

But today I want to show you another project about the sea... My Card Seashore...

Here is the step by step video:

And here are some closer pictures:

Supplies list by The Robin's Nest:

Tropicana Fleur Cardstock (the striped back)

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

For a wedding or for a Birthday

Hi all fans of The Robin's Nest products and creations.

It's Agata today. How are you doing?

We had a sunny day today and a quite hot. 

But I had some idea to do some elegant card. 

This card fits into the wedding event as well as the birthday of a lady who likes elegance.

Flowers are handmade by me with foamirian material.

I have used:

Thank you for your attention.

See you soon. Regards.


Sunday, August 6, 2017

How to Add Romance with Charming Altered Vintage Spools

Hello and Welcome to Chattering Robins today!  Shelly with you, sharing an easy transformation of vintage wooden spools to add a romantic touch to your decor.

These small bits can be tucked into small spaces for big charm.

I have used:

Vintage Wooden Spools
Smoky Chevron Cardstock (polka dot side)
Azure Ribbon
Vintage Buttons
Stick Pin

  • Trim your cardstock to fit body of your spool
  • Ink edges of cardstock
  • Adhere to spool body
  • Knot Azure Ribbon around spool body
  • Push stick pin through knot of ribbon
  • Top knot with vintage buttons

Such an easy project, but fun and open to endless possibilities.  This would be a great project to do with kids, to make as gifts for the crafters and sewers in your life.

Thanks for stopping by -- do something creative today!


Saturday, August 5, 2017

A Robin's Nest Exclusive: Beautiful Ballerina Mixed Media Canvas How To

Hello crafty friends, Michelle here with you today sharing how I made this mixed media canvas using exclusive Robin's Nest cardstock and embellishments, along with a 
decorative paper napkin, printed with a beautiful ballerina, which is a gift from a precious friend.

I used a standard 8x10 canvas as the base of this project, 
and a 5x7 canvas panel for the center.

I began with adding gel medium to the canvas panel first, 
ans I very carefully removed the second layer of the napkin, 
to give a more sheer illusion to the actual print, and very carefully
applied that print to the prepped canvas panel.

Having a few wrinkles in the napkin image, gave
a more vintage feel, and added texture.

Next, I used some left over cardstock from The Robin's Nest 
in pink & brown hues. The following are the patterns I used:

Rosy Diamond Cardstock(using both sides)

Girl Crown Glittered Cardstock (using both sides)

Girl Swirl Glittered Cardstock

I roughened the edges of the cardstock by tearing away from the smooth edges, and then randomly placed them over the entire surface of the 8x10 canvas.

For added interest, I used an iridescent medium, randomly applied with a "script" stencil & spatula, as well as a music note mini cling stamp, applied with black ink.

I wanted to embellish the ballerina panel, so from the polka dot side of the crown glitter cardstock, I made a couple of layered flowers, with a plain brown center.
Once I had the flowers glued and in desired position, I mixed some pink milk paint powder, mixed with the iridescent medium, and lightly grazed the tops of all flower petals.

If you haven't used The Robin's Nest EXCLUSIVE Archival seeds, you are missing out!
I used a variety of sizes and color, from the Bubble Gum Archival Seeds, to add that little bit of "something extra" to the ballerina panel.
Just follow link below the pic, to view the Archival Seed Collections.

For finishing touches, I splattered with a little gold metallic spray, and added a wood laser embellie to the top of the ballerina panel, and I also used distress re-inker around the edges of the the canvas panel & image, and around the 8x10 canvas, to give a more vintage look.

I absolutely love the results, a little vintage, a little distressed, and a little "girly" 
with the pink hues, flowers and glittered cardstock.

Thank you for stopping by today, be sure to check out 
all the galleries here at the Chattering Robin's blog, to find inspiration.

For cardstock, embellishments and more, visit 
The Robin's Nest online store following the link below.

Until next time.....
Be Craftily You!

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