4/14/2014

Not so trendy anymore

Welcome back friends...
I am so glad you are here.  Many of you are now following me on Facebook!!  Thank you...  I wish you all good luck as we try to reach 150 page likes.  I am anxious to give away that stamp set.  I love to make others happy...  it just does my heart good.
Soooo... does anyone else have a problem of hoarding craft supplies?  I have a serious problem.  I have more supplies than I can possible ever use, and I just keep buying...  It truly is a sickness.  ha ha ha...  So, I have 2 thoughts along this line.

1)  I need to use my supplies
2)  I need to try to sell some of my overstock of supplies, mainly papers that may not be so trendy anymore.  (You know I had to buy 3 or 4 of each page...and used maybe 1)  LOL

Have any of you done this?  What is the best avenue to sell them?

With those thoughts in mind, I went to my room and dug out my old supplies (and maybe 1 new one) and decided to make some cards.

I found this sentiment in my stash...  I also found this lovely butterfly stamp that had never received ink... The background of the butterflies is made using gelatos.  Ha ha ha..  told you I used 1 new supply.  I have to tell you the gelatos are a wonderful medium...  I am definitely going to have to play with them more. 

For this card, I dug in my scraps.  I had all of these lovely scraps of papers from several projects.  I think it made a lovely wedding card.  What do you think?

Thank you to those that stopped to peek around.  I am happy you are here.  Thank you to those that have left comments...  You truly have made me smile...I have needed to hear those kind words more than you know.

Until next time,

Have a blessed day!

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4/12/2014

Loomy Awards and a give away





January has the Golden Globes, February hosts the BAFTAs, and March is home to the Oscars. What better time than awards season to announce the 
first ever award for loom bracelet fanatics! 
This April, “loomers” from far and wide will submit their creations for a chance to become a Super Loomer in the 1st Annual Loomy Awards!

The Loomy Awards are sponsored by The Original Loom Boom, a first-of-its kind product intended to organize, display, transport and share your loom bracelet creations. Winners will be chosen from four categories: Best Bracelet, Coolest Charm, Wackiest Wearable, and Best Loom Boom. Three winners will each receive a $250 gift card, and one grand prize winner will receive a $500 gift card! Plus, all winners will receive a special edition of The Original Loom Boom!

 Entries can be submitted on The Original Loom Boom’s Facebook page beginning on March 30, 2014, and winners will be announced on a live web award show April 30, 2014.

The kind people at The Original Loom Boom have provided me a Loom Boom to give away!!!  YEAH!!!!!  You can easily store all of those awesome creations.  All you have to do to be entered is 1)  Be within the contigous US (Sorry, no international entries)  2)  Leave a comment on this post telling me: what is your favorite Easter tradition?  The winner will be chosen on April 20th!!!!


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Craftsy Classes!! Spring flash sale

Spring Flash Sale This Weekend Only on Select Craftsy Classes!
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Surprise! Craftsy has just announced a Spring Flash Sale for this weekend only! Discover huge savings on select online Craftsy classes, but for a very limited time.Visit Craftsy to reveal what classes are on sale, but hurry, this offer expires at 11:59 MT on Sunday, April 13, 2014!

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4/07/2014

5 things you might want to know

Hey friends!!
Welcome back!!!  So, I have been researching how to increase blog traffic.  One of the suggestions was to have a "catchy" title...but what defines "catchy:?  In my research, it suggested  one such as the one I used today.  Now, I have to come up with 5 things!  ha ha ha...  They are more than likely useless bits of information, but hopefully a bit of fun..

1)  I am the oldest of 3 children
2)  Of the 3 children, I am the only one with more than a single child...
3)  I am 3 years older than my sister and 6 years older than my brother
4)  I love to learn something new all of the time...to research things and get all of the facts
5)  I'm a bit OCD in some things, but housekeeping isn't one of them...

There you have it 5 useless things about me...Maybe I will share some more useless facts sometime, but for now....let's more on to something really fun!
Today, I am sharing a couple of birthday cards.    I used a form of black magic to create these.



I stamped the flower in versamark ink on black paper and heat embossed with black embossing powders.  I then colored in the flower and added some white highlights using my signo pen. I had those glittered centers in my stash and actually have no idea where I got them.   I love the look of blocking so I went with what looked right to me.  I added some coordinating washi tape and a simple sentiment and VIOLA....simple yet stunning card!
#handmadecards #birthdaycard

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4/03/2014

The journey that matters most

Hey there!
I see you sneaking around...no no no...don't go...
The stamp set is made by Fiskars.  You will not believe this, but I found it on sale for $1.97 at Joanne's.  When I went to the register it was marked down to $0.97 cents and I had a 10 % off entire purchase coupon...  Can you say SCORE!!!!  


My card base is the usual 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 inches.  I cut the black bassil to 4 x 5 1/4 inches and the designer paper is cut to 3 3/4 by 5 inches.  After I stamped the images, I cut them out.  The clock I inked with distress inks shabby shutters and tea dye.  I then layered everything as you see it.

That is all I have today.  Don't forget to get entered for the Unity Stamps lasting thoughts stamp set by liking my facebook page Robin's Nest: Scrap Out Loud.

#CTMH #handmadecard #Fiskarsstamp

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3/31/2014

Anniversary card

Hey Hey Hey friends!!
I have been thrilled the past couple of weeks as I have actually had a couple of comments.  I know it isn't a big deal to you, but to me...  It means the world...  I was so excited...  I thank the ones that took the time to leave the kind words.
Did I mention I was asked to make 2 all occasion card gift sets for a charity silent auction?  Of course, I said yes.  Some of the cards that I have been highlighting over the past 2 months went into the gift box along with a few others.
Moving on.... Today I want to share an anniversary card I made using the Unity Stamp set Lasting Thoughts.  (Pssttt....  you can win this same set by liking my facebook page)

This is a z fold card and I love love love how it came out.  I also used my Spectrum Noir markers.  
I think if I continue to use these Spectrum Noir markers I am going to need to get some different paper.  Even though I am using the recommended ink (memento)..  it seems to blur a bit with the alcohol ink.

That is all I have for today.  Please come back again.  I love showing my creations and getting your feedback.

#handmadecard #unitystampcompany #Spectrumnoir





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Grandma and Family

Grandma and Family
Grandma and Family