Monday, 14 October 2019

Rainbow Heart Card

Hi Friends,
I do hope you like rainbows as much as I do.  I find that I have really loved them since childhood and as adult I just feel my mood lighten when I see something made in rainbow order.  I wanted the Dew Drops to be the star of the show so I kept my card CAS.  A full tutorial with all the tips and tricks can be found HERE.

This card is entered into the following challenges...

      Saturday, 12 October 2019

      Sneak Peek - Rainbow Card - The Robin's Nest DT

      As you can tell, this project has Dew Drops in every shape and in every color.  You can find out all about my project on the Robin's Nest Blog HERE.

      Tuesday, 1 October 2019

      The Door - Craft Stamper Magazine

      Let's celebrate!  The new issue of Craft Stamper Magazine is out. Craft Stamper is the best stamping and mixed media based magazine you will find.  It is always crammed with beautiful inspiration and clear step by step tutorials.  I contributed an Alice in Wonderland themed card. You can find my card featured in the article about Blank Page Muse stamps (page 33).  For now, I'm only able to tease you with a sneak peek. Visit to find out how to purchase a subscription or even digital copies if you prefer.  Hold on, it's time to follow me down the rabbit hole.   Wheeeeeeeeee! to buy subscriptions
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      Friday, 27 September 2019

      Starry Night Mixed Media Card

      Heat embossing, inks, waxes, gel pens, acrylic paint, glitter glue, chalk, & crackle paint.  This card really has a bit of everything. A true mixed media creation.

      This card is submitted into the following challenges...

      Tuesday, 24 September 2019

      Super Climber Layout - The Robin's Nest DT

      My nephew Colin has his fundamental origin in pushing his limits to explore the extremes of any situation.  His motto is "Bigger, Faster, Louder, Stronger." A true all American boy so I had to select red white, & blue which also complimented his Super Man t-shirt. I love these photos of him in action; climbing to the top of a hexagonal rope play-set. Aren't the wooden transportation embellishments the cutest thing ever?
      The step by step tutorial can be found HERE.
      This layout is submitted into the following challenges...

      Oh boy, I must confess I find it a bit challenging to create little boy themed layouts because I can't use my favorite colors or items like flowers and butterflies. When I browsed through my wooden shapes, the transportation items caught my eye.  I like the look of the natural raw wood so I didn't paint them but something was still missing. Instead I added a pair of Dew Drops to each car to create realistic headlights or tail lights.  Dew Drops are the perfect finishing touch especially when a rhinestone or glitter is just too feminine.

      Monday, 23 September 2019

      Tropical Paradise Layout

      I incorporated a bit of rubber stamping into the background by accentuating the travel theme with postal stamps and travel related words. I also stamped the palm leaves onto acetate to add to the tropical vibe. The flamingo was created with pink texture paste applied through a stencil.   For the Color My Heart Challenge #360 I selected the colors in the left column (pansy, pomegranate, 1 neutral)  I also used the left side of the Scrap Our Stash sketch challenge for inspiration.  Wooden embellishments and woodgrain washi tape were also used.  Away we go!

      This layout is jam packed with tiny details.  Be on the lookout for flip flops, sunglasses, a scuba mask, a guitar, and a tropical drink!

      This layout is submitted into the following challenges...
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      Saturday, 21 September 2019

      Sneak Peek - Super Climber Layout - The Robin's Nest DT

      Come over and see the complete layout with a step by step tutorial on the Robin's Nest Blog.  I promise it is a super fun little boy layout that you won't want to miss.
      The complete step by step tutorial can be found HERE...