Wednesday, August 24, 2016

On Safari at Grandma's

Hello Robin's Nest Readers,

Robin posting today for Chattering Robins.

We have grandma week during the summer at our house.  
Grand kids come for a week, and we focus only on them,
Play games, go to the park, visit sites, and just have fun,
Each year we have a photo day, the kids dress up
with a box filled with all sorts of dress up clothes,
and they bring dresses from their closets for photo day.

Here the girls wanted to drive my sand rail,
it is parked on the back patio of our house during the summer
so it can take jaunts around the yard with grandpa, and 
the grand kids.  They beg for these rides.

I just loved how they got on the roof and just played their own
little game of being on a safari,
Look over there what I am seeing!

So when I started working on this page of pictures
I decided we needed to use the papers that would fit a safari theme.
Zebra and cheetah!

Black and White Glitter Animal Cardstock  Pink Glittered Leopard Cardstock

Then I added a few other papers that matched 

Shocking Pink Glitter Sorbet Cardstock  Summer Pink Glitter Cardstock  

and a sticker tag
Daughter Sticker

All other embellishments come from my scrapbook stash.

2 flowers are made from pipe cleaners and twisted in the middle.

And there you have it a very girly, pink safari layout.

You can find these products on the Robin's Nest Website

Have a great day!


Tuesday, August 23, 2016

My Darling scrapbook layout

Hi Chattering Robins friends!
It's Angela here today to show you my new project, a scrapbook page of my sweet Rudy.
I miss him so much...
It's a pic of him sleeping during our camping holiday in France, a few years ago.

Ciao amici di Chattering Robins!
Sono Angela e oggi vi mostro un nuovo progetto, una pagina scrapbooking dedicata al mio dolce Rudy.
Mi manca così tanto...
È una foto che è stata scattata mentre dormiva durante una vacanza in campeggio in Francia, un po' di anni fa.

My Darling embroidery scrapbook layout by Angela Tombari

I had this wonderful black and white paper with dog paw prints by The Robin's Nest and I thought it was perfect for the photo. But I wanted to add some of the colors of the pillow in the photo. So, I thought it would have been fun to color some paw prints with threads :)
I started punching some paw prints with the needle.

Avevo questa bellissima carta bianca e nera, con delle impronte di cagnolino di The Robin's Nest che ho trovato perfetta per la foto. Ma volevo aggiungerci alcuni dei colori del cuscino nella foto. Così, ho pensato sarebbe stato divertente colorare alcune improntine con del filato :)
Per cominciare ho bucato i contorni delle improntine con un ago.

My Darling embroidery scrapbook layout by Angela Tombari

Then, I started stitching using the satin stitch embroidery, fixing the wool thread on the back side with some  washi tape.

Così ho iniziato a ricamare usando il punto pieno e fissando il filo di lana nel retro del lavoro con del washi tape.

My Darling embroidery scrapbook layout by Angela Tombari

To add more brightness to the page I spray some colors around the photo

Per aggiungere più vivacità alla pagina, ho spruzzato dei colori attorno alla foto

My Darling embroidery scrapbook layout by Angela Tombari

and some colored dew drops (I looooove them).

ed alcune dew drops colorate (io le adooooro).

My Darling embroidery scrapbook layout by Angela Tombari

I added scraps of patterned paper in two opposite corners as well as my title.

Ho aggiunto dei ritagli di carta pattern in due angoli opposti, così come il titolo.

My Darling embroidery scrapbook layout by Angela Tombari

I mat the photo with vellum and other wool and cotton threads and added my journaling on a project life card. And that's it!

Ho incorniciato la foto con del vellum e altri fili di cotone e di lana e ho aggiunto le mie annotazioni su una card di project life. Ed ecco qua!

My Darling embroidery scrapbook layout by Angela Tombari

I had so much fun making this layout. And you? Has it inspired you to create an embroidery scrapbook layout? Please, let me know in the comment!
Thank you so much for stopping by and don't forget to visiting me on

Mi sono divertita un sacco a realizzare questo LO. E voi? Vi ha ispirato a creare un Layout ricamato? Fatemi sapere nei commenti!
Grazie molto per essere passati di qua e non dimenticate di farmi visita su


The Robin's Nest Products used - Prodotti usati:
Others - Altro:
Vellum paper - acetato
Wool and cotton threads - filato di cotone e lana
Acrilic paint - colori acrilici

Monday, August 22, 2016

Princess in Training

Tracy here with another layout for our Girly Girl monthly theme. This photo I used was perfect for the Princess papers and I couldn't have come up with a better title.

Pink Glitter Journaling Tags

Other Supplies:
Washi Tape
Foil Cardstock

To start I layered the photo on some pink, brown and foil cardstock and placed it in the middle of the back of the Girl Swirl Glittered Cardstock. I then cut out the title from the Glitter Word Titles and inked the edges and popped it up for some dimension at the bottom of the photo.

I then cut out two strips from the Princess Cardstock, inked them and placed them above and below the photo and then added some pink chevron washi tape along the top and bottom of the page. I also added a large pink photo corner to two of the pages corners and added some Dew Drops  to them.

I used one of the Baby Girl Tags as my journaling tag and sprinkled some more Dew Drops above it.

I took the Girl Crown Glittered Cardstock and cut several of the crowns out with a circle punch. One I layered on the back of one of the Doillie Die Cuts and popped it up for dimension. 

The other crowns were layered on some tulle and placed down the left side of the page and I then wound a string of pearls around them. The tulle was from my stepdaughters baby shower for this daughter in the photo. I'll have to add that bit of info as some hidden journaling.

For the last bit I fussy cut one of the Pink Glitter Journaling Tags and added it above the photo. 

And there you have it! Another girly layout of my stepdaughter and granddaughter. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, August 21, 2016

One Fine Day - Layout

Hello Chattering Robins,
It's my turn to share a Girly Girl project. 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.

The 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 border 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

Directions: 1. Matte the main photo with Daisy-Glitter-Stripe paper and mount it on embossed pink pearlescent cardstock. Matte the other photo with a small pattern pink paper. Finally, matte the smallest photo with gold mirror cardstock.

2. Stamp a woodgrain pattern onto transparency using VersaMark Ink. Carefully, realign the image and repeat stamping until the pattern is (3"x12").  Use gold embossing powder, heat set it, and adhere it on the right side of the layout going under the main photo.

3. Layer the main photo with a lace frame. Next, fussy cut around a pink glitter journaling block and tuck it behind the top of the embossed paper. Adhere an accent word/title overlapping the bottom edge of the main photo.

4. Assemble a collection of vintage embellishments. Coordinate Rosy Cards, a doillie die cut, and fussy cut a tag & ticket from Lodge cardstock. Attach a cluster of overlapping embellishments in a tumbling cascade to the left of the main photo.

5. Double matte both photos with pink cardstock. (reverse side of Valentine Stripe) Also, to add a bit more color to the layout, matte the accent word and tag with a thin border of pink cardstock.

6. Assemble five multi-layered flowers using Rosy Flower Die Cuts. First, shape the flowers by placing a flower in the palm of your hand. Use an embossing tool and gently press the center of the flower until the petals collapse inward. Next, adhere two flowers together and attach a Metallic Gold Dew Drop in the center. The die cut flowers come in a variety of shapes and are double sided, so each flower can be unique. Lastly, use your fingers to shape the petals and then adhere them to the layout.

7. Continue to build the embellishment clusters by adding a variety of die cut shapes, hearts, and floral embellishments. Vary the layers by overlapping embellishments and angle them slightly.

8. Finally, add the finishing touch and generously embellish the layout with a random confetti like scattering of White Pearl Diamond Dew Drops and Pink Punch Round Dew Drops.

A Closer Look:

To purchase the supplies for this layout, visit The Robin's Nest.

For more inspiring paper-craft projects from the Design Team,
be sure to visit us frequently at The Chattering Robin's Blog.
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  To learn more about our designer Karen,
please visit her blog, Art & Soul

Thanks for visiting!

Friday, August 19, 2016


Hello Everyone, Michelle here. It is such a pleasure to be bringing to you, my newest project for The Robin’s Nest design team.  Our theme this month is “Girly Girl”, and while I do not have a daughter of my own, I have been blessed with many nieces, and even more blessed to be a part of their world, which was the key influence for this project.
My project reflects just that, a Girl’s World. From toddler to wedding day, the dreams of a girl, are displayed by silhouettes of her journey.  A card to simply celebrate a girl.
In keeping it girly I selected 3 girly designed cardstocks exclusively from The Robin’s Nest store, Rosy Diamond, Girly Swirl Glittered & Glitter Little Girl Crown.
 Dimensional Adhesive Dots
Distress Ink
Embossing Powder
  Texture Embossing Folder
Solid Cardstock
   Clear Liquid Glue
         Selections from The Robin’s Nest Dew Drop Collections,
        Silver Bells pearl, Silver Bells pearl, Diamond Dew Drops clear,
   Hearts Dew Drops clear
The Robin’s Nest Glitter Journal Card (Pink)
  Coordinating Ribbon
  Coordinating Floral Embellishment

The base of the card, is a dressing screen design, for which I used the Rosy Diamond paper as the base. I chose a French script stamp, distress ink in Tattered Rose and baby pink embossing powder, to add a hint of “story” to the diamond background, as if it were a journal entry.

I chose the diamond side of the cardstock for the front/outside of the card, which just happens to be one of this girls FAVORITE color combo’s, brown & pink. I then die cut scalloped backgrounds to be used in a layering frame effect. The base layer, I chose the Glitter Little Girl Crown cardstock.  The smaller of the two layers, I used baby pink cardstock embossed with a texture plate, followed by using some white gelato, to make the embossed texture stand out. I finished the front of the card with silhouettes cut from a solid dark chocolate paper, also using dimensional dots to add yet another layer.
In staying with a crown theme, I used cut paper heart crowns, with pink chunky glitter, diamond dew drops, and heart dewdrops to embellish the cardstock crown’s and the front/outside of the card.
On the inside of the card, I added the Glitter Journal Card, scored and cut to bend while the card is on display. I also used the chunky glitter to the “crown” area at the top of the inside, and to the handmade paper flowers, then finishing ALL flowers with pearl white Dew Drops.
The finishing touch, a sheer sparkled ribbon, to close the card, when giving.
The card displayed.
Thank You for stopping by, and while you are here, please be sure to view all the other FABULOUS projects by the UBERLY talented Robin’s Nest design team. Stop by The Robin’s Nest Store. For beautiful and exclusive products, for your paper crafting needs.
Crafty Blessings To You! 



Altered Baking Soda Tin

Charity here from Scrappin' Chaos.
Today's project is a tooth holder I concocted from a baking soda tin.
Gotta keep those pearly whites looking fabulous for when the tooth fairy arrives!!!
~ Tooth-In-Waiting ~
To begin I selected a variety of girly papers and necessities
 from my Robin's Nest stash of products.
Step 1
Remove and discard the lid and label
 from a 4oz Baking Soda container.
Step 2
Spread adhesive around the can opening, dust with glitter.
Before it dries add large dots of glue on top of the glitter and place Metallic Pink Dew Drops.
Step 3
Cut Girl Swirl Glittered Cardstock to size and adhere to can.
*Wrap twine around the paper while the glue is setting to get a firm bond.
Step 4
 Cut label from Princess Cardstock, ink the edges and adhere to can.
Cut crown from Girl Crown Glittered Cardstock and adhere to label.
Add trim around base of label.
Step 5
Cut a strip of paper 1.5 by 6" from Rosy Chevron Cardstock.
Cut a 1.25 by 5" and a 1.25 by 7" strip of paper from Rosy Diamond Carstock.
Roll strips of paper around a chopstick for shape.
Adhere with a 1/4 inch overlap.
Step 6
Cut words from Girl Word Titles and adhere to paper straws.
Cut castle from Silver Castles Glitter Cardstock and adhere to trimmed Baby Girl Tag.
 Add Mettalic Silver Dew Drops. Adhere to paper straw.
Decorate Black Mask Die-cut with glitter glue.
Adhere to paper straw, add flower and glitter floss.
Cut flourish from Pink Swirl with Green Cardstock.
Apply letters. Adhere to paper straw.
Step 7
Adhere paper straws to back of can with hot glue.
Gift this Tooth-In-Waiting can to a lucky little girl!!!

Scrap On!


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