Saturday, September 24, 2016

Halloween Art Journal

Hello crafty friends!

Today, I would like to share with you an Art Journal page for Halloween!

I found a beautiful  family of girls who is very happy to celebrate Halloween, BOO!!!!

You can find great items for Halloween at "The Robin's Nest".


Products I used


Orange gelatos
Black Gesso
Black Spray Ink
Image from Pinterest

How to do

Choose your material.

Color your page with orange gelato and spread with a baby wipe.

Use stencils with black gesso.

Cut out the ghosts, the house and the raven in the yardsticks.

Stick them on your page.

Add some Diamonds Dew Drop and the Rub-On. Then stick the picture.

What mysterious women!!!!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Design Team

Friday, September 23, 2016

Eat, Drink & Be Scary - Altered Paper Mache Book Box

Michael’s, Joann’s and Hobby Lobby - - they all have a plethora of paper mache and wood items just waiting for you (calling to you!) to put your personal touch on them!

I have chosen a paper mache book box to create a fun place to stash your Halloween treats.

So let’s get started….


Paper Mache Book Box
Haunted House Cardstock (using striped side)
Spider Web Glitter Cardstock
Small scrap of any purple cardstock
Purple Diamond Drops
Orange and Clear Original Dew Drops
Red Heart Dew Drop
“Witches Dust” Die Cuts – Spider & Title (recollections, Michael’s)
Paint:  Matte Black (I used a spray paint)
           Chalky White (DecoArt)
Ink – Smooches by Clearsnap – Silver

  • Paint entire box black (don’t forget inside lid!)
  • Using a DRY paint brush, brush Chalky White paint in one direction on sides of box to mimic book pages
  • Use the silver Smooch to paint book spine details
  • Cut Spider Web Glitter CS to 5x8 and glue to top of box
  • Cut Haunted House CS to 5 x 2 ½ and glue to bottom have of Spider Web CS
  • Cut 2nd Piece of Haunted House CS to 4 x 7 and glue to inside of box lid
  • Using a scrap of purple cardstock, cut to 5 x ½ and glue to top edge of Haunted House CS on top of box
  • Attach foam pop dots to backside of your die cuts, flip over and add Red Heart Dew Drop to body of spider die cut and some randomly placed Orange Dew Drops to your title
  • Attach the spider to inside lid and title to top of box
  • If desired, add a Halloween inspired sticker or die cut to spine of your book

Wishing you a spooky October!  Thanks for stopping by and have a creative weekend!

Halloween Dresser

Colleen here with a little tabletop dresser I made for Halloween decor.

With some of the drawers open, to show that you could actually use this dresser to hide little items in.

I started with Pumpkin Heads cardstock and cut out 8 matchboxes.  You can find a pattern on the internet (here is one you could use, after cutting out the matchboxes you just put them together and glue one on top of another.  You could make this dresser wider or shorter, it is up to you.  I did ink around all the edges.  I used Silver Bells Dew Drops on the edges for trim.  The little dresser pulls are just links I had laying around and I used an old punch to punch out the backing for the links.  I punched them from white cardstock and inked them silver and then used a needle to punch the holes so the links would go in and look like they are attached.
Now it is time to decorate the top and this is just up to your imagination as how you want to decorate.  I used and old wooden spool and made the candle out of paper and used a little piece of the Orange Crush Ribbon and a black drew drop to finish it off.  An old bottle cap was used to serve as a tray or in my dresser it holds a clock, there is a punched out small spider.  The back of the dresser was  made using Halloween Sticker

 Finally on the sides I used a die cut to cut out the cogs and embossed them with silver embossing powder. 

This is something you can keep year to year or give it to a special person filled with little treasurers.

You can find some many wonderful papers and products in The Robin's Nest store, please take the time to check it out.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Birthday celebration at the Robin's Nest using Rosy Euphoria Collection


Hi it's Bev here today..... so how are you doing? I am sharing a baby page with my photo.. it's my 1st birthday. Wasn't I just too cute? I created this page for Robin's Nest  using the Rose Euphoria Collection.

Supply List:
Robin's Nest Products
Accents: rosy straw, dew drops, doily, Journal tag
Other: cricut title, stamping, flowers, lace, spellbinders die, Tim Holtz ink, white signo gel pen

In the close ups you can view some of the details and process to creating my page.
In the photo above using the diamond inspiration from the Robin's Nest paper I stenciled more diamonds using ink pads and the finger sponges. The stenciling was done above, below and outside the photo with papers.

In this section I added lace border, made a clustered floral and added some pink glitter straw accents.

In this section I added a doily with added dew drops.

Below the photo is a border of beads, below is a cricut cut title and a die cut spellbinder border with some more dew drops added. Also under the photo is a journal tag sized to fit.. in pink glitter.

This photo section showcases how the photo is still front and centre on the page to showcase it.

Thanks for stopping by today... hope to see you again soon.



Pure Girl

Some girls are just so full of energy you don't know what
to do with them,
They run circles around everyone else and have all these ideas
that you haven't even considered.

Aliyah is one of those girls.

She wanted a travel picture, and she made her own
ticket to get on "whatever" so she
could have that ticket in her hand as she posed.

And all I did was shoot pictures.

These days are so funny to me,
I see so much character come out in their personalities,
I want to record everything they say
and the silly little things that make them happy!

I used teal daisy/stripe cardstock
Red red dew drops, and teal mini dew drops,
Red glitter swirl CS
and Wave Glitter paper.
Metallic Teal dew drops.

I also used lazer cut butterflies from
Gypsy Soul Lazer Cuts

She reminds me of Pipi Longstockings here.

Ha, does that age me?

Well here it is 

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016


I have prepared layout with photo from one of the best Halloween parties I have been. I did not celebrate this day for 28 years until I have moved to Ireland. Since there I always has a pumpkin and basket full of treats for kids.

On a photo you can see my husband :)

I have used products from Robin's Nest store:
First I picked my paper and added some gesso on it to make it harder plus some red glitter dots
Then I started creating my layout, I cut some red "tin covers" using one of my dies and spider web. I added them under my photo.
Then I decided to add some spider web (decoration we are using for houses). I lift my photo and stick it under. I also added small border with haunted house and coffin. I added red mini dew drops to my spider web.
I added few more things including title and spider :)
Let's hope no real spiders will decide to move it into my web as it looks real :)
Few more details of my layout

Hop you like it!!!

Have a nice day and count till Halloween :)

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Dance in the Rain

Hi, It's Karen, I'm sharing a project using a Robin's Nest product called CanvasStock.  It is a unique surface because it is combination of cardstock that has been coated with a plastic film.  CanvasStock has the qualities of fabric as there is a subtle linen texture and it remains flexible when paint is applied. Therefore, CanvasStock is great for all Mixed Media projects.  Use paints, mists, rubber stamps, cardstock, Dew Drops, ribbons, and more to create wonderful Mixed Media projects. CanvasStock is available in seven different patterns
CanvasStock can be found HERE
The Robin's Nest Supplies:
Dark Vanilla 12x12" CanvasStock, Midnight Tear DropsGum Drop Tear Drops

Other Supplies:
Versamark Ink Pad (Tsukineko), Moon Glow Two Toned Embossing Powder - Midnight Bronze Obsidian (Lindy's Stamp Gang), Starburst Stains - Yellow Rose of Texas, Bachelor Button Blue, Ireland Green, Scarlet Red (Lindy's Stamp Gang), Heat Gun (Ranger), vellum, Life Clear Stamp (Kaisercraft), black cardstock

I wanted to create a rainbow effect and began by applying the yellow.

2. Apply Scarlet Red along the top edge slightly overlapping the colors.
3. Apply Green slightly overlapping the yellow.
4. Apply Blue slightly overlapping the green down to the bottom edge.
5. Apply Scarlet Red along the bottom edge overlapping the blue to create purple.

6. Stamp the quote onto vellum with Versamark ink and heat emboss with black embossing powder. Carefully, tear the left edge and attach over the CanvasStock by folding the vellum and attaching it to the back of the card. Lastly, attach a light scattering of Tear Drops to the CanvasStock.

 A Closer Look:

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Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting!

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