April 25, 2013

Pimp Out Showcase with Deezy Does It!

If you are looking for the Butterflies Blog Hop, go here!

This week my blog is being showcased in the

Pimp-Out/Showcase Hop!!!
Brought to you by Deezy Does It!

Thanks, Wanda, for inviting me!

This "Weekly" Pimp-Out/Showcase Hop is to gain new followers, as well as bring more traffic to your blog and - at the same time - receive greater exposure.  It is also a great way to meet other bloggers, exchange ideas, get great tips and learn new techniques - all while showing your "art."

Before we begin, there are just a few simple rules to the hop.

1. Follow the Host (first link): 
2. Follow the showcased blogger: Short on Ideas (second link)
3. Link up below using Linky Tools.
4. Visit at least 3 blogs from the linked up list below and leave a comment.  Let them know you came from the Weekly "Pimp-Out/Showcase" Hop and inform them you are a follower so they can return the favor.
~Please remember that if someone from the hop follows you, be sure to return the favor~

Welcome to my Showcase. My name is Camille Short (Short on Ideas) – and I admit to being a craftaholic, as well as a procraftinator! I have been papercrafting for about eight years now! I got my start when my new husband mistook a sarcastic remark about wanting to scrapbook seriously . . . and surprised me with about $300 of crafting goodies for my 50th birthday. The good news was that he was listening – the bad news was I wanted NOTHING to do with crafting! But being newlyweds, I humored him and signed up for some classes . . . OMG! It did not take me long to become addicted! In addition, he never complains about how much time or money I spend on my crafting – since it’s all his fault anyways!

I’m a retired educator who has always enjoyed showing people how to do things. After a move to Arizona from Michigan, I began teaching papercrafting classes at AZ Scrapbooking in Green Valley, Arizona. AZ has a great design team who brings inspiration to all their meetings – after a few years with them, I was inspired to share my talents with others through design teams. I first designed for Hobby Baby (sister company to Globecraft Memories and Piccolo D├ęcor). I am currently designing for The Robin’s Nest – my favorite products being their Fleur Cardstock, Glittered Cardstocks, and Dew Drops!  I recently returned to work full time at Hobby Lobby as Office Manager . . . and when I won’t be bookkeeping, you will be able to find me in the Papercrafting section! 
Since working full time has crimped my crafting time, I didn’t get anything new made for this showcase. But I do want to share a couple of my all-time favorite projects.
My wedding album is still sitting in the bottom of a full closet – perhaps ¼ finished. (Guessing that will never be completed!) However, I was inspired at a CHA Convention to get my favorite wedding photos on the wall. In this project, a 12 x 12 canvas is scrapbooked – embellished with three Globecraft frames at the bottom. (Step-by-step instructions can be found on the post Eyes of Love.)

I enjoy creating cards more than anything else. My cards can be purchased at Luke’s Italian Beef Restaurant and the Medicine Shoppe in Tucson, as well as Fort Wilkins Gift Shop in Copper Harbor, Michigan. These Christmas cards using Robin’s Nest Cardstock are some of my favorites.

When you have some free time on your hands, browse through my blog’s older posts and visit some of my other fun projects! 

Thank you, Deezy Does It, for inviting me to share my passion in the Pimp Out Showcase!

To link up, please head on over to Deezy Does It! and join the party.
To qualify for this week's "give-a-way" be sure to sign up by using Rafflecopter at Deezy Does It! 

In addition to the sponsor's give-a-way, I am giving away a “Sew Easy” Stamp Set of nine elegant vintage stamps perfect for projects for the sewing enthusiast! A random winner will be selected from those visiting my blog – browse through my blog for additional entries by leaving me messages on all your favorite projects!

You are welcomed to "like" the Deezy Does It! Facebook Page to keep up with the up-coming Pimp-Outs/Showcases.
Each week they will showcase a "blog"!  If you are interested in being "Pimped-Out/Showcased," please contact Deezy (rayzn.kane020406@gmail.com) for an available date.  All submissions need to be in by Wednesday, a week before your scheduled Pimp-Out/Showcase post date, 8 p.m. EST.
You may also contact Deezy (rayzn.kane020406@gmail.com) if you're interested in sponsoring a "give-a-way" for a "Pimp-Out/Showcase" hop!

Be sure to come back on Wednesday for winner announcement.

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April 24, 2013

Happy Butterflies - Blog Hop

Thank you for fluttering by today and seeing all the butterflies we have in this hop. These crafters have preformed butterfly magic again with their creations, and I hope you enjoy looking at the beauty of these creations.Jearise from http://lorbysworld.blogspot.com is our hostess today and she has a butterfly-filled gift for one lucky visitor today; so please make sure you begin at her blog to find out how to enter the drawing.
Here is my little bit of butterfly magic for today...enjoy!

My project is simple...as these days I'm on a mission for "quick & easy." The butterfly paper is Graphic 45. The butterflies are from Martha Stewart's punch - 3 in 1 Classic Butterfly. The lovely yellow pearls are from blog candy sent to me from Miriam's Crafting Supplies.

Thank you so much for joining us today and please flutter on to Pamela at Scrapple Tree.  Here is the entire lineup in case you get lost.

Jearise - http://lorbysworld.blogspot.com
Lynne -  http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/
Janet - http://ladyluvbug.blogspot.com/

Jaimie - http://craftygirl21.blogspot.com/
Lissa Marie - www.somanycrafts.com 

April 21, 2013

Daisy Days Blog Hop - Winners!!!!!


Our Design Team was so thankful for all the wonderful comments that were posted on all of their blogs during the Daisy Days Blog Hop last week. As a team, I know we had fun making our projects and reading your comments. Now it's time to pick some winners:

Each Teammate got to pick one winner from their blog. Each of these winners will win $15 toward the on-line store for The Robin Nest.

- and the winners are!

My winner is Marylouh! Congrats, Marylou!

Robin - StampinCarol
Terri - Alice Charles
Mandi - Lynda Jeffs
Barbara - Debi
Juraci - Lyneen
Brenda - Embley Veronica
Michelle - Amy #8546
Danie - Janis
Dawn - reflections:0)
Genevive - Sandra Caldwell
Marilia - Debra Lovell
Wendy - CTgirl
Michelle - Genevive
Sherri - Giavanna Lau
Tonya - Rhonda Helm
Clare - Cheryl

and our GRAND Prize winner is: Pammejo

Please email us @ robinsnestscrap@gmail.com if you are a winner.

Congratulations! Thanks for Hopping!

April 19, 2013

Fancy Fold - Scraps to Treasures Blog Hop

526466_625150007498408_920459330_nWelcome to the Scraps to Treasure’s Blog Hop. We are independent bloggers who love to craft like crazy and show it all off, crafters from the sister group the “Krazy Crafting Crew," and even more crafters have joined this open group to bring you many ideas on what to do with those crazy scraps that keep piling up! Our goal is to inspire you to go through your stash and create! If you would like to join this team you are welcome to share what you have, too, with new themes, challenges and more every month. Just contact Robin Scott or Lissa Marie on our blogs or on Facebook if you are interested in joining our Scraps to Treasure Team too!

If you have stumbled upon this hop, and would love to start from the beginning, our host this month is Robin Lane from Create-a-latte. If you just came from Cardmonkey ~ Card Monkey's Paper Jungle, you have already started and are well on your way through the hop.

Fancy Fold Cards is the theme today. How fun and different than the ordinary card, this is the fancy fold I chose to make to inspire you!

I hope you have enjoyed my project today, enough to leave a little love through commenting. Our host is having a nice giveaway and a variety of blogs may be offering some blog candy as well; they all have their own wishes for you to win on their own blog, so don't forget to read the rules, as each crafter has different requirements if they are offering any extras.

Thank you for stopping by; I would love to hear what you think of my fancy fold card!

Your next stop is Kathryn at Creations with Kathryn.
Here is the full line up from the Scraps to Treasure Team for you to navigate through:

Robin L. - Create-A-Latte  - Today's Host
Lucy - Love 2 Create it all 
Pam - Scrapple Tree 
Robin S. - Scrap and Chat 
Lissa Marie - So Many Craft, So Little Time 
Ellen ♥ Cardmonkey - Card Monkey's Paper Jungle 
Camille - Short on Ideas 
Liz - Tryin 2 Craft 
Jearise - Lorby's Worl
Cicily - Pink Dalmation Scrapper 
Jessi - My Life in Arts n Crafts

April 17, 2013

Butterflies and Roses - The Robin's Nest Sorbet Glitter Cardstock

Hi Everyone,

This month, we are pleased to be featuring the Sorbet Glitter Collection. This cardstock collection is another classic beauty that is a must-have for every cardmaker and scrapbooker.

The Sorbet Glitter collection features five great colors that coordinate with each other. They are currently on sale for 20% off! The Robin's Nest Blog will be featuring these papers in all kinds of projects all month - enjoy the fabulous creations with Sorbet Glitter Cardstock.

We are also partnering with gel-a-tins - gel-a-tins are clear stamps that are soft and sticky like a gelly candy - packaged in a handy metal tin perfect for storing!  You'll find a wide assortment of letter and image stamps on their website, as well as ideas featuring Robin's Nest products on their blog.

The first card I designed for this week's post was made before I had my hot little hands on gel-a-tins.  This card features four of the five Sorbet colors - Aquamarine, Shocking Pink, Kiwi, and Blue Raspberry. This is a simple card, as you can see...another timesaver for those on the go! I first layered Shocking Pink Sorbet on top of Aquamarine Sorbet. For the top layer, I used two colors - Kiwi and Blue Raspberry. I wrapped the layers with some dollar-store ribbon, with a festive bow. For the top of the card, I cut two Shocking Pink pieces using Cuttlebug's Honeycomb Poppies die set. I topped the card off with a Aquamarine rose (with Kiwi Sorbet leaves). The rose is from the Bella Rose stamp set by Heartfelt Creations.

Unfortunately, the camera doesn't pick up all the great glittered detail on Sorbet Glitter cardstock....but the classic sorbet colors and the fanciful glittered detail make Sorbet Glitter cardstock a must have!

Supplies Used to Complete Rose card 

Then I received my happy mail!  Since I think any card missing something can be made beautiful with a butterfly, I was delighted to receive gel-a-tins' Butterflies Are Free stamp set, along with Pink of Me gelly powder.  Already loving my rose card, I recreated it with a twist and replaced my rose with a couple butterflies in Pink of Me gelly.  Loving them!

Here is a close-up of the great butterflies - they are all fanciful - full of great detail!  Of course, they were just screaming to be embellished with Dew Drops!

You will love, love, love Sorbet Glitter Cardstock - be sure to check back to the Robin's Nest Blog every day for excellent ideas using this excellent product, as usual!  The posts are full of inspiration.  Be sure to also visit gel-a-tins for their grand inspiration using Robin's Nest products!  Enjoy!  Also enjoy 20% Off all colors of Sorbet Glitter Cardstock being featured this month!

April 11, 2013

Daisy Days - The Robin's Nest Designer Blog Hop

Welcome to The Robin's Nest Designer Blog Hop - Daisy Days! Today we are all sharing projects with a Daisy Theme.

Each designer's blog comes with blog candy! Visit each blog for chances to win a prize "Daisy Package" valued at $15. Each package will include Tear Dew Drops, paper, and embellishments.

One Grand Prize winner will be selected to receive $25 toward purchases at The Robin's Nest online store.

Winners will be posted Sunday, April 21, on The Robin's Nest blog. Be sure to check back to see if you are a lucky winner!

Today I'm sharing a card using Cardstock and Dew Drops from the Robin's Nest.

Supplies Used to Complete this card 

Mat cardstock for frame effect - Gold Classic Glitter on top of Brown Classic Glitter on top of Moss Green Classic Glitter. I added a vertical matted strip on the left - Orange Glitter Crackle, matted with Brown Classic Glitter. The horizontal strip is Getaway Glitter Swirl, also matted with Brown Classic Glitter. The corner die cut is in Brown Classic Glitter.

Daisies are die cut from Orange Crackle Glitter and randomly arranged on the card - with Dew Drop centers, of course. The leaf stamped on Getaway Glitter Swirl add the finishing touch to my daisy patch. Top it off with a sentiment of choice! Finished card size is 5-1/2" x 5-1/2".

Be sure to visit all the designers for a variety of ideas using daisies! Your next stop is Genevive. Links to each designer's blog are below. Enjoy!

April 3, 2013

Robin's Nest Sorbet Glitter Cardstock Collection

Hi Everyone,

It's the beginning of April already....wow, seems like the year just began! Today I am excited to bring you a card sample using Robin's Nest's Glitter Sorbet Cardstock - available in great "sorbet" colors. With this collection, you will achieve lovely cards for all occasions - but these colors are especially perfect for spring. The sky's the limit! Let this month's ideas take your creativity to brand new heights.

Supplies Used to Complete this card 
For this card, I used four colors of Glitter Sorbet Cardstock - Kiwi, Aquamarine, Blue Raspberry, and Shocking Pink. I created a "frame" in Kiwi. I then matted Aquamarine on top of Blue Raspberry (border punched with Martha Stewart's Poinsettia Flourish), then on top of another piece of Aquamarine. I accented the punched matting with Tear Dew Drops.

I used the dress form die from Spellbinders French Frills - one layer in Shocking Pink; another layer in Kiwi. I used a Copic Marker (B34 - Manganese Blue) with a spray gun to stencil the dress form body.

The card is accented with Malibar Clematis in the corner and three layered butterflies - all cut from Sorbet cardstock. The butterflies are layered in Blue Raspberry, Shocking Pink, and Kiwi to make them stand out against the Aquamarine Sorbet Cardstock.

Be sure to visit The Robin's Nest all month for creative inspiration from our great design team using Sorbet Glitter Cardstock! Remember, all colors of Sorbet Glitter Cardstock are being featured this month and are 20% Off.

Next week, The Robin's Nest is sponsoring the Daisy Days Blog Hop - Friday, April 12. There will be lots of blog candy given away - EACH BLOG will give a prize package valued at $15 that will include Tear Dew Drops, Paper, and Embellishments. One Grand Prize Winner will receive a $25 Gift Certificate toward purchases at The Robin's Nest online store. So be sure to come back and visit The Chattering Robins Blog on April 12 - and remember to tell all your friends.