Friday, July 20, 2012


Hey everyone! You probably don't remember me! I know I have been missing for a VERY long time and I am sorry for that. I don't really do any paper art anymore. I just don't have the desire, sadly. I will probably end up having a sale in the near future and get rid of most of my supplies. I found a new passion though and I can actually find the time to do it! If anyone is at all interested in nail art, I started a new blog to share my designs. If you want to take a peek, it is still in the very early stages. I just put up a few pics of past designs. Here is the link: Robin's Nail File
Maybe someday I will get th desire to grab my stamps and ink, but I don't know when....sigh.
Have a great weekend!

Friday, April 09, 2010

Blog candy alert!!!

Donalda has a fabulous blog candy going on right now!!
Be sure to stop by and enter for a chance to win these gorgeous flowers, lace and pins from
Have a great weekend!

Monday, April 05, 2010

The Pink Elephant #61

Happy Monday!
It's time for another fun challenge over at TPE!

This week, the challenge is all about nature. Anything from nature qualifies!

Our sponsor is the super wonderful:

I love, love, love their stamps....I think anyone who comes here and reads my blog, knows that by now. lol
I bought the new Swiss Pixies Spring kit within minutes after it was released. I just LOVE these little kids!

Here is my card for this week:

It double dutied as my youngest daughter's bday card because she loves these stamps as much as I do! She turned 11 yesterday on Easter. She was born on Easter and it took 11 years to have her birthday fall on it again. She thought it was very cool to have her birthday and Easter on the same day. lol Sorry for rambling...on to the card details....
I used Basic Grey Blush paper and letters. I colored the Pixie with Copics and also colored the flowers to match. IRL they are much more pink and match the colors better. I hate that photos sometimes aren't as true to color :(
Thanks so much for stopping by. Be sure to visit TPE to see what the other girls did this week!

Monday, March 22, 2010

The Pink Elephant #59

Monday means....Pink Elephant challenge day!

This week, we are having a sketch challenge:
This sketch just screamed for me to use my new digis from Squigglefly.
I colored the bunny with Copics and covered the egg with stickles. Paper is DCWV. I embossed the tan circles and stamped the pink ones with Inque Boutique Easter stamps and Versamark
This one was also colored with Copics and I put punched flowers in place of the circles on the sketch. The ribbon was replaced with a punched flower border that I covered with Stickles. I added pearls to the centers of all of the flowers. Paper is DCWV.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Be sure to check out what the other TPE girls did this week.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

New Digi Images at Squigglefly!

Happy Saturday to everyone!!
The weather is gorgeous here and it makes me so happy! It was a beautiful sunshiny day!!

I am also excited to announce that I have new digis available at Squigglefly!
I had a few St. Patrick's Day images, but time got away from me and I never even got a chance to make any samples with them or announce them here.
But...I also have some Easter images!! WOOHOO!!
There is a bunny, a chickie, an egg birdhouse and an Easter basket.
There may be more before Easter...if my mojo kicks in!

I thought I would share a couple of samples with you using the new Easter images:
Bunny was colored with Copics and white gel pen details were added. I also added Rock Candy Stickles to the eggs in the border and the big egg. The papers I used are DCWV.

Here I used the Easter Basket digi. I colored with Copics. The background is a solid sheet of DCWV cardstock. I cut around the top of the flowers with a craft knife and then slipped the image behind them. It seemed flat, so I cut the flowers from a second sheet and layered them with foam tape for dimension...much better!! lol

Come back Monday for a couple more samples using my new digis! 
Thanks for stopping by!

AO Release Day 4

Here is my final sample for the new plate, A Lovely Day, from Artistic Outpost

 I stamped the bike image in Memento black ink. Cut out with Nesties. While still in the die, I sponged blue Distress Ink around image. Colored the image loosely with Copics. The basket screamed for FlowerSoft, so I added posies to it! Simple card again, but I think sometimes less is more....

Thanks for stopping by to see my samples from the new release. I will have more coming your way soon!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, March 19, 2010

AO Release day 3

Yay! It's Friday!! I love Fridays.....

Here is a sweet little ornament I made using the A Lovely Day plate from Artistic Outpost:

I covered a laminate sample with Ruche paper and sanded it to add interest to the raised areas. I stamped the little girl, colored her with Copics and cut out. Stamped the sentiment on the side of the ornament and attached the girl to the other side. I cut off the excess that hung over. Glued rick rack around the outside and along the top and bottom. Finally, I added FlowerSoft to the bouquet in her hand and some spilling out of the basket. I have had this stuff for well over a year and have done nothing with it. Isn't that awful?!?!?! I really need to start using more of what I already have rather than buying more stuff.
Here is a close-up of the flower soft:
Thanks for stopping by....come back tomorrow for one more A Lovely Day sample!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

AO Release day two

Here is another card made using the A Lovely Day plate from Artistic Outpost

I stamped the image and then inked the top with Broken China and the bottom with a green Distress Ink (I can't remember the name right now lol). I colored the windmill and added some more greens to the field with Copics. A few white accents were added with gel pen. Finally, I dotted the field with yellow Marvy Puffy Velvet pen to make it a field full of dandelions. The sentiment was stamped using a stamp positioner and I added some fine black lines around the outside. The base card was embossed with Swiss Dots and Distressed Lines. I added ribbon to finish it off and the image is on foam tape. It is a very simple card, but it was fun to make.
Here is a close up of the dandelions:
Thanks for stopping by. Be sure to stop in tomorrow for another sample using this plate.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Artistic Outpost March Release!

The March Artistic Outpost releases are now available!  
To celebrate this release, Artistic Outpost is featuring 15% off just about everything in their store**.   Just use coupon code: spring2010_15 at check out, but hurry, this Coupon Code is only valid through March 31, 2010. **Coupon code not valid on EZMount products**

Lovely Day: 
Inspired by the lovely country side of Holland, this collection features a Dutch bicycle complete with basket, a windmill that looks almost like a photo, but lends itself to coloring nicely, and an adorable little girl who is cradling a bouquet of flowers in her hands. Entire collection includes 9 images including multi-use quotations and sentiments. You can see this new plate HERE
 My card using images from A Lovely Day was colored with Copics and then aged with Antique Linen Distress Inks. The crown and her bracelet were colored with gold Spica pen. I stamped the flower part a second time and added it with foam tape for dimension. I stamped the base card with the floral image and Vintage Photo ink. Then, I embossed with the textile folder and inked with Vintage Photo.

Featuring 10 masculine, Victorian era images, Steampunk is a fun and diverse collection. These stamps will be perfect for an altered, grungey mixed-media piece or a simple "Father Day's" card. You can see this new plate HERE
 This was a fun card to make using images from the Steampunk plate. 
I embossed and inked the background panel with the script folder and Vintage Photo ink. Then, I stamped the two images (one in black and the other in VP). I love the way that they only stamp on the raised areas and give an interesting look. The man and sentiment were stamped and I inked with VP. I colored the man very loosely with Copics. I stamped the circle, inked and cut out. I used my tonic distress tool on the circle and the main image. Layered it all together added red grosgrain ribbon and rhinestones (I wish I had something a little more masculine, but all I had were rhinestones lol) Finally, I added Glossy Accents to the center of the circle, his hat band and his buttons.

Looking for more inspiration using these new releases stop by the other Design Team Members Blogs:  
* Lisa 
* Judy 
* Lynn 
* Robin 
* Shelly 
 * Stephanie - March Guest Designer 

Thanks so much for stopping by!! Be sure to come back over the next few days to see more samples from the new plates!

Monday, March 15, 2010

The Pink Elephant #58

Happy Monday!
I am back to bloggin after a break because of a serious battle with bronchitis. I honestly can't remember the last time I was this sick. I am still not 100%, but am feeling much better (human again lol).

It's time for another fun challenge from The Pink Elephant!
This week, our sponsor is the fabulous....

It is no secret that my favorite stamps are CC Designs. I have to buy every kit that comes out and I just love to stamp these little cuties!! I bought the Spring Kit when it was released (sight unseen because I knew I would love it!). There are gorgeous kids, accessories and it!!!

The challenge this week at TPE is

My card used Rainy Day Emma....isn't she sweet?!?!
I colored my image with Copics. I added white gel pen accents. It doesn't show in the picture, but I added Glossy Accents to her boots, buttons and pocket and Spica pen to the rest of her coat and umbrella. I cut out a large Labels One and embossed it with Swiss Dots, inked with Antique Linen. The sentiment was stamped and cut on the second smallest Labels One and inked. I used My Mind's Eye paper for the background. 
Then I think I went overboard with embellishing. I am going to blame it on the bronchitis...
I added the flocked brads (that I colored with Copics because they were too pink), the ribbon and bow and the punched flower border (EK Success) from the stripey paper. I added Glossy Accents to the flower border and to random dots on the background to make it rainy. I think it may be too much...but I still love it.

Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to check out what the other TPE girls did this week!
Have a creatively wonderful week!