Monday, 27 January 2020

Adventure Layout

Dew Drops are the perfect finishing touch for ANY layout.  Yes, really ANY layout!  I wanted to capture the adventurous spirit of my nephew and I loved the photos of him contemplating how to proceed climbing this tree.  He was so proud of himself and this was the highlight of my visit.

The intertwined and entangled branches appeared more dramatic when I changed the photo to black & white.  Dragonflies were added to bring in subtle "pops" of sunset colors.  (hot pink, lime, blue) Finally, the title was made with denim letters which suited a little boy layout and added great texture.

I added numerous stamped images onto the purple background paper to add interest such as hand-prints, sun rays, and sayings. To learn how I incorporated rubber stamping into the layout, please visit The Robin's Nest Blog, HERE for the complete tutorial.
A random scattering of confetti like Dew Drops were just what the layout needed. So ladies, even more masculine projects can be embellished with Dew Drops, they are not just for girly girl pages.

This layout is submitted into the following challenges...


2 photos 4x6"
scrapbook paper 12x12
black card stock
chipboard frame
black & blue ink pads
rubber stamps: sentiments, denim pocket, sun rays, hand prints
harlequin die
denim alphabet chipboard
dragonfly embellishments
liquid adhesive
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Sunday, 26 January 2020

Sneak Peek - Adventure Layout

If you think Dew Drops aren't for boy pages, then think again!  Dew Drops are for any type of layout.  Come on by and visit me at the Robin's Nest Blog and I'll show you how easy it is to embellish a little boy's layout with Dew Drops for the perfect finishing touch. You can find the complete tutorial HERE.

Monday, 20 January 2020

Monogram Card

I was inspired by the delicate shades of pink in the moodboard.  I stamped onto watercolor paper and fussy cut the flowers.  Then, I embossed a dotty texture onto gold mirror card to create a speckled background. Gold micro beads were added to the center of the flowers to create more realistic dimension. 

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Sunday, 12 January 2020

Sneak Peek - Gumball Machine

Just a peak...can you see the polka dot texture on the white background?  I even stuck a gumball in the dispenser slot.  To learn more about my card please visit the tutorial on The Robin's Nest Blog.



Tuesday, 7 January 2020

Sneak Peek - Super Hero Centerpiece with ScraPerfect

I am thrilled to have been invited to share with you all the wonderfulness of the ScraPerfect tools & products. I am one of their new Designers starting this year and this is my first project for ScraPerfect. 

This was my first experience with the "Best Glue Ever"  and it really is a "Super" glue. That is perfectly fitting since I used it to make decorations for my 5 year-olds nephew's Super Hero birthday party.  You can see the complete step by step tutorial for my Super Hero centerpiece HERE.

Best Glue Ever is a multi-purpose glue and can handle adhering just about any material with superior results. My project had a variety of different materials that needed to be adhered paper, felt, foam, burlap, paper mache, tulle, & chipboard. The Best Glue Ever was even successful at attaching images from delicate napkin tissue. I was very impressed by its versatility. 

Friday, 27 December 2019

Watercolor Holly

I kept this card simple and classic as I was inspired to follow the traditional Christmas colors.  I painted the holly with pearlized watercolors which gave them a beautiful shimmer. I loved the dimension that Liquid Pearls gave to the berries.  Finally, I couldn't resist stamping some extra holly to fussy cut and mount with foam tape.  CAS is not really my usual style but I am loving this design.

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Monday, 23 December 2019

CAS Holiday Lights Christmas Card - Robin's Nest DT

I'm hoping to share a little Christmas inspiration.  The phrase "stretch it out" gave me the idea of piles of tangled twinkle lights. This is a great card to make for that last minute function because it is super quick.  CAS is best if you plan to give handmade cards for the holiday season and have a long list of family and friends.  This is a good design to mass produce efficiently and requires few supplies.   The tutorial for this card can be found HERE on The Robin's Nest Blog.

This card is submitted into the following challenges...

white card base
black ink pad
flourish stamp
liquid adhesive
black marker
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