Tuesday, 31 March 2020


I stamped onto acetate to create the distressed frame and heat embossed with black powder.  The rainbow lace background was created by applying glitter through a piece of lace fabric.  I attached strips of double sided tape to the white card stock and then place the fabric down as a stencil.  First I added white glitter and pressed it firmly with my fingers before shaking of the excess glitter.  Then I carefully removed the lace and meticulously applied colored glitters one at a time.  The glitter then stuck to the remaining exposed tape which thus revealed the lacy pattern.  I added a scattering of Dew Drops to bring a joyful sense of movement to the layout.

This layout is entered into the following challenges...
STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge

Dare 2B Artzy Challenge (Anything Goes)

Blank Page Muse March Challenge (anything but a card)

Challenge YOUself #75 (polka dots)

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Monday, 30 March 2020

Learning to Talk Layout

My niece is magical. It has been amazing spend time with her this year learning to talk. I incorporated many of her first words into the speech bubble background paper. The spirals in the mood-board inspired me to incorporate many different pattern papers. I ignored the shades of blue and only used the grey, aqua, and pink to accentuate the little girl layout. The bubbly clusters made with Dew Drop gems brought a subtle sense of movement.
You can find out more details about how I made this layout HERE.

This layout is submitted into the following challenges...

pattern papers
border strips
2 photos (4x6")
sticker embellishments
liquid adhesive

Saturday, 28 March 2020

Love this Photo Layout

This photo is one of my most favorite because I was holding my newborn nephew at the time when my husband captured this moment. The rainbow lace background was created with fabric lace used as a stencil. After I attached strips of double sided tape to white card stock, I secured the lace down onto the tape.   I applied white glitter through the lace and tapped it down gently with my finger.  Then I shook off the excess glitter and carefully removed the lace.  Next, I strategically applied different colors of glitter over the design one color at a time to avoid cross contaminating the glitter.  Lastly, I added Dew Drops over the background to create a sense of joyful bubbly movement.

This layout is submitted into the following challenges...

white & black cardstock
frame stamp
black permanent ink pad
Dew Drops (The Robin's Nest)
liquid adhesive

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Friday, 27 March 2020

Welcome to the World Layout

I got inspired by the celestial mood-board infused with the miracle of new life.   I created a little jar of magical wishing stars in the lower right corner.  To make the jar, I stamped onto acetate with permanent ink.  I heat embossed the intricate circle chipboard frame with pearl white which was a perfect frame for my newborn niece.

This layout is submitted into the following challenges...
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Monday, 23 March 2020

Magical Fairy's Profile Card

I used Distress Oxide inks to create the appearance of an opalescent background.  The mood board inspired me to create a whimsical and magical card with an ethereal atmosphere.  Her flourish filled hair brought a dainty fairy-like quality.
This card is entered in the following challenges...

Saturday, 21 March 2020

Oh So Lovely Layout Sneak Peek

It is so easy to add metallic foil accents to chipboard embellishments and it is a more cost effective way to add a bit of bling to your projects with buying expensive pre-foiled sets.  It allows you the freedom to control the amount of foil you would like to have.  You can see below how I added intricate details using the thin tip to add just an extra bit of pink metallic wonderfulness.

Come and see the whole layout and directions HERE on the ScraPerfect Blog.

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Saturday, 14 March 2020

Lucky Shamrock Card

A super quick and super simple shamrock card.
The complete tutorial can be found HERE.

The Robin's Nest Shop

Other Supplies:
Recollections Paper Flowers
dotty embossing folder
green marker
patterned paper
green card base
liquid adhesive
This card is submitted into the following challenges...

Saturday, 7 March 2020

Shamrock Card Sneak Peek

Here is a sneak peek at my St. Patrick's Day card.   It is so simple to transform plain embellishments with ScraPerfect Transfer Foils.  Take inexpensive embellishments and jazz them up by adding your own foil accents.  The possibilities are endless!

You can find the tutorial for my shamrock card HERE.

No Clog Writing Caps
  Perfect Crafting Pouch
Perfect Cleaning Cloth

Other Supplies:
green glitter cardstock
chipboard hearts
card base (5x7")
scalloped circle punch (3")

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Sunday, 1 March 2020

Craft Stamper Magazine (March 2020)

Great news! My Alice in Wonderland cards was published in Craft Stamper Magazine.  I am only allowed to show a sneak peek of my project.  I used mostly Blank Page Muse Stamps.  The small diamond embellishments are called Dew Drops can be found at The Robin's Nest.

To buy subscriptions - www.craftstamper.com 
Single print copies - www.mags-uk.com
Digital copies - www.pocketmags.com

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Sunday, 23 February 2020

Pirate Family Layout

Ahoy Crafters!
Arrrghh, and welcome aboard!   We be off...to meet the cutest little pirates you will ever see.  This is a quirky take on "family love from the past" theme of the mood-board. I added some faux metal chipboard embellishments like the chain, anchor, and rusty ship's wheel.  Let's celebrate family fun silliness. I hope you enjoy my Pirate Family Layout! The complete tutorial can be found HERE on The Robin's Nest Blog.

This layout is submitted into the following challenges...