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 
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.

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Friday, 8 July 2016

Sticky Snippets?

So what is a Sticky Snippet?
According to the Joggles website, "Sticky Snippets™ are the perfect mixed media blank canvas, accepting many types of media including paints, ink sprays, glimmer sprays, acrylic inks, glitter paste, and even light coats of gels and mediums. You are the creator; choosing color, pattern, and texture to suit your project. Whether the shapes are the focal element or are part of the background, you’ll create one of a kind work that reflects your unique style."

My play with this new product resulted in a gift box and coordinating card. To check out the tutorial visit the Joggles Blog HERE

Sticky Snippets are sheets of white sticker that have shapes pre-cut.  They have been perfectly designed to accept all kinds of paints and sprays without becoming crinkled & warped. Joggles offers many different Sticky Snippet shapes and even has a large solid adhesive page with no pre-cut design so you can cut your own shapes by hand or put them through the die cutting machine. There are so many possibilities to make matching embellishments and wonderfully coordinated projects.

Supply List:
Joggles Sticky Snippets™ - Hearts [57742]
Joggles Sticky Snippets™ - Small Hearts [57737]
Joggles Cling Mounted Rubber Stamp - Message In A Bubble - Believe [33660]
Joggles Cling Mounted Rubber Stamp - Tutti Frutti Thistle [33681]
Clear Acrylic Stamp Mounting Block
StazOn Jet Black Ink
Lindy's Stamp Gang Two Toned Starburst Sprays
     (Bayou Boogie Gold / Cajun Carnelian Red / Jazzy Jivin Purple)
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad - Dusty Concord
Versamark Watermark Clear Ink Pad
Ranger Heat It Craft Tool
Inkssentials Non-Stick Craft Sheet
Inkssentials Glossy Accents Ranger
Star Dust Stickles Glitter Glue

                   To purchase the supplies for this project visit,

                For more inspiring projects from the Design Team, visit the Joggles Blog

Sunday, 3 July 2016

Oh Boy, Bronson! - Robin's Nest Layout

This month our featured theme for the Robin's Nest Design Team is "All Boy" so be prepared for a landslide of masculine themed projects. I help kick off our adventure by sharing my layout, Oh Boy, Bronson!


Robin's Nest Supplies:
Boy Dot / Stripe Cardstock, Baby Boy Blocks, Water Dew Drops, Admiral Daisy Glitter Linen Cardstock (reverse side), Dew Dew Glue

Other Supplies: White & Blue Gelly Roll Pen (Sakura), small star paper punch, blue & white cardstock, 4 stars, 4 small cloud embellishments, large cloud (2.5x6"), vellum sentiment (1x4")

For the full set of directions visit...HERE

The supplies needed for this project... The Robin's Nest Shop

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