Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Craft Ideas Magazine - Fall 2016

Starting today, Craft Ideas Magazine (Fall 2016) is in stores.
Visit www.Craftideas.com for How To's & Giveaways

Now, for a little sneak peek...
Check out page 66 to see my Halloween card.

& visit page 70 to see my friendship card.
The full set of directions can be found online at
Craft Ideas

Sunday, 21 August 2016

One Fine Day - Robin's Nest Layout

Today is my turn on The Robin's Nest Blog. Drop by to see my Girly Girl layout. I chose to celebrate my sister's marriage and her blossoming family. My layout features photos that were taken 10 years apart; first, as they began their life together and also as they welcome the arrival of their first child. The delicate pinks and vintage embellishments were the perfect compliment to celebrate the joys of womanhood.

Here is sneak peek...
                        To see the complete tutorial go to...the Chattering Robin's Blog.

Robin's Nest Supplies:

Robin's Nest Supplies: Discovery Girl Glitter Cardstock, Rosy Diamond Cardstock (reverse side pink spots), Black Daisy Glitter Stripe Specialty Paper, Lodge CutOuts Cardstock, Doillie Die Cuts, Rosy Cards, Rosy Die-Cut Flowers, Dew Dew Glue, Heart Dew Drops, Pearl White Diamond Dew Drops, Aquamarine Diamond Dew Drops, Pink Punch Dew Drops, Metallic Gold Dew Drops, Pink Glitter Journaling Blocks

Other Supplies: tree die cut, lace rubber stamp, silver ink, heart embellishments, Rosa Embossing Folder (Cricut Cuttlebug), pink pearlescent cardstock, transparency, Versamark Watermark Ink Pad (Tsukineko), woodgrain stamp (Recollections), gold embossing powder (Stampendous), Heat Gun (Ranger), dimensional foam tape

                  To purchase these pretty pink supplies for this layout, visit The Robin's Nest.

                                 For more inspiring paper-craft projects from the Design Team,
                                      be sure to visit us often at The Chattering Robin's Blog
                                                           and follow us on Facebook.
                                                                Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, 7 August 2016

Captured - Robin's Nest Layout

I just love baby pink & black together and when the Design Team was told our focus this month is on all things Girly, I was thrilled. I had the perfect Robin's Nest papers & embellishments in mind to make a layout about myself. If you love the color scheme as much as I do, then head over to the Chattering Robin's Blog today to see my post and complete tutorial.     

Shhhhhhhhh...It's a Sneak Peek!

Robin's Nest Supplies: Rosy Diamond Cardstock (reverse side pink spots), Obsidian Diamond Dew Drops, Coral Diamond Dew Drops, Black Dew Drops, Neon Pink Mini Dew Drops, Dew Dew Glue, Rosy Stripe Cardstock, Girl Crown Glittered (reverse side stripe), Black Glitter Cardstock, Black Daisy Glitter Stripe Specialty Paper, Pink Glitter Journaling Blocks, Rosy Straw, Princess Glitter Word Titles, Doillie Die Cuts
To purchase the supplies to make your own layout, visit The Robin's Nest.
For more inspiring paper-craft projects from the Design Team, be sure to visit us often at
The Chattering Robin's Blog
and follow us on Facebook.

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Creative Magazine - August 2016 (Issue 12)

You've got to check out this free magazine from Turtle Soup. It is a collaboration of world wide creatives who share their projects freely in hopes of inspiring others.
Prepare to be amazed by all their talent. Enjoy the slideshow HERE.

                Creative Magazine - August 2016 (Issue 12)
This months challenge was to use the mood board "white plus one" or follow the theme of summer, fun, vacation, seaside, & sports.  I submitted four layouts which can be seen at 1min 27sec, as well as, two cards at 2min 57sec.

Once again, a huge thanks to our dedicated magazine coordinator, Bev Code and the Turtle Soup Design Team. Stop by Turtle Soup for more inspiration.

Sunday, 31 July 2016

Creative Embellishments July Challenge

I completed the Creative Embellishments July Challenge. To participate one had to use some aspect of this image to be inspired, as well as, include stars on their layout. I used the aqua blue background, red, white blue, and stars & stripes for this layout.
First, I embossed the background paper with a star embossing folder and then swiped a white ink pad gently across the paper. To give the bunting flags at the top of the page a little more dimension, I used a craft knife to carefully slice the edges and curl each flag up. Having the rosette hang off the page made a nice point of interest,  I finished off by using a white gel pen to add faux stitching details around the edge

A Closer Look:

to learn more about the upcoming August Challenge.

Friday, 29 July 2016

Joggles Funky Flowers

Hello Joggles Fans,
Today I'll be sharing a tutorial on the Joggles Blog today to create some whimsical and colorful flowers using Joggles Funky Flower Stamps and Tim Holtz Distress Inks.
Supply List:
Joggles / Virginia England Cling Mounted Rubber Stamp - Funky Flower #3 [56752]
Joggles / Virginia England Cling Mounted Rubber Stamp - Funky Flower #5 [56761]
Joggles / Virginia England Cling Mounted Rubber Stamp - Funky Flower #7 [56825]
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads -Aged Mahogany, Fired Brick, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Dusty Concord, Worn Lipstick
Inkssentials Mini Mister
Inkssentials Non-Stick Craft Sheet
StazOn Ink Pad Jet Black
Joggles Clear Acrylic Stamp Mounts
Ranger Heat It Craft Tool

Other Supplies: white cardstock, card base (5x7"), newspaper, White Gelly Roll Pen (Sakura), sentiment rubber stamp (unknown), yellow dotty cardstock - Seen & Noted - Take Note - 751321 (Pebbles Inc), permanent marker -black (Sharpie), Bracket Paper Punch (Martha Stewart)

A Sneak Peek:

If you like what you see, head over to the Joggles Blog
and see my complete tutorial.
To purchase the stamps and products to complete this project, visit www.joggles.com 
Have a great day!

Sunday, 17 July 2016

Boy Birthday Card - The Robin's Nest

Let's continue the "All Boy" theme this month with the perfect birthday card for the little man in your life. It is full of fun 3D embellishments, bright glitter cardstock, and bold stripes. As soon as I saw that little robot stamp, I knew Silver Dew Drops would make perfect eyes and metal looking rivets.

                                    Click HERE for the complete Robot Card tutorial.
Robin's Nest Supplies:
Admiral Daisy Glitter Linen Cardstock (reverse side), Red Rope Glitter Cardstock, Silver Glitter Cardstock, Silver Bells Round Dew Drops, Metallic Silver Dew Drops 6mm, Dew Dew Glue

Other Supplies:

Silver Permanent Marker (Sharpie), Gears Embossing Folder (Darice), silver mirror cardstock, Gelly Roll Pens (Sakura), Archival Black Ink (Ranger), Screwloose Robot Rubber Stamp Q213 (Stampendous), pink chalk (Inkadinkado), star stickers, birthday sentiment, dimensional foam pads, card base (5x7"), craft knife, cutting matte, hole punch

The supplies for this project can be found at The Robin's Nest.

For more inspiring paper-craft projects from the Design Team, be sure to follow us at
The Chattering Robin's Blog