Monday, March 30, 2015

Beautiful Italian Recipe Holder

Welcome to the Robin's Nest Blog Hop!

Today is our Bi-annual Blog Hop!
Our theme this Blog Hop is Recipes. 

I admittedly am not really a cook. so when I read that 
the theme was recipes, I gasped!
What am I going to do?

I thought and thought,
Should I make a recipe book?
Should I show my favorite recipe?
Should I bough out?
Really, that was the best option.

But, I went in the scrapbook room, 
and started working on other projects, trying to get
myself motivated to make this post,
and I remembered Gina's Designs, an easel
type thing that I have been saving for a special project.

This is IT!!!!

So, just as we have finished new counter tops and backsplash
for our kitchen, the new papers were produced
a few months ago, and it all became real,
and my recipe holder is now finished, and I 
love it!

I hope you do too.

I started with Gina's Designs Easel.

 I then painted the scroll work,
and glued the back of Saffron Honey Linen CS
on the face of the easel.

Then after that I used another sheet of  Saffron Honey and
cut out the larger designs from the paper individually.

I popped them with pot dots and glue dots.

It is hard to see here all the elements that are 3 dimensional.
But in the next few pictures hopefully you will be able to see
the dimensions in the holder.

Here is one of the cut out pieces from the Saffron Honey Linen CS.

On the other side of the recipe holder, is Recipes (spelled wrong)
I found out when I was posting!  I will fix that.
And a few elements just made with papers from the new
Saffron Sunrise product line.

Here you can see the pop out of the "fountain".

More of the holder, papers, dew drops, and Eiffel tower over
in the corner from one of our stickers. 

I made a little twirly with Black Diamond drops, 
and a gold dew drop.
The gold and black dew drops, with the black glitzy strawy ribbon
 come from a embellishment pack called Saffron Straw.

Just a few more shots of the recipe holder

The rose is cut from the Saffron Honey Linen paper too,
I love how the linen show on the rose,
and I love how the linen paper feels!

Here again is the finished recipe holder,
next to it is a recipe book that Rachel made for 
each member of our family a few years ago,
It has recipes in it from all members of the family,
and all ages,

Some fun memories in this book,
how to kill a moose and made dinner,
marshmallow sandwiches,
and much more,
the little kids had such fun ideas,
and it is such a fun recipe book.

I hope that you have a great day,
that you have found lots of ideas on recipe ideas,
and have enjoyed this post.

I love to hear your comments!
Follow me,
there is so much more to come!

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Redone Zebra Lampshade

Hello there,

I have been working on a few rooms in the house
that need a little updating, and as I was working on the
guestroom, I sewed new pillows from old
clothes, put them on the bed, put up new curtains, and
thought I was done.
On the end table was a clear bubbled glass lamp with an older
lampshade, it matched, I thought it looks good.

Sat back on the chair in the room, and kept on thinking,
something needs to be changed.
I changed the picture above the bed, added
 dimensional angels blowing horns and sat again and thought
it needs something else.

Then it occurred to me the lamp was still the 
shabby Victorian look and needed to be updated,
so here is what I did.

It needed lightened,
so I chose the Cream Glitter Zebra CS.
I needed 4 sheets to cover the lampshade.

I drew the edges of the shade on the paper, 2 12x12 sheets glued together.

Cut out the shapes.

Then with a glue gun, glued the Zebra CS to the lamp shade.
I did have to do some trimming with scissors to 
make it lay flat.

Here is the covered lampshade.

I then glued from the dress I used to make the cheetah pillows from,
the tie from the back of the dress.
I glued it to the bottom edge of the lamp shade.

I then added dew drops to the top and bottom edge of the lamp.
I alternated colors and shapes.

Here is the lamp sitting on the end table in the corner of the room.

These are shots of the lamp close up, with the dew drops glued on.

The lamp with all the accessories.

The room is so much more complete!
The lamp shade needed to have less of a pattern and color to it
to make the room feel good.

Just a few photos from the guest room again.

The pillows made from a dress and a skirt.

So inviting!

Have a great day!



Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Hiking in Alaska

Hello Robin's Nest Readers,

Robin Posting today.

Still more Alaska pictures!

I'm getting closer to getting this trip finished!
So more to come.

I wanted to do something completely different with this layout.

I decided to add a bright pink with the green to this layout.
It is just a simple layout, but so monumental
to the trip.  We just had lots of fun in the beautiful
Alaska mountains.
Who could not fall in love with this scenery?

I can see why people love to live in Alaska, I will 
add to that, in the Summer!

I don't enjoy the winters, but seriously, I don't really enjoy
the winters period.  I like them, just not for a very long time.
But, alas, I live in Utah, so there is cold, cold, cold.
So while, I am in the cold, I love to flip through
my summer photos and enjoy the warmth that is inseminated by the photos.

I love how the pink and green go together with these 
fun photos,  can you see the fire plants that are
so famous in Alaska in these pictures?

They line the roads everywhere there and bring such beauty to the 
state.  We went blueberry picking, but didn't find any blueberries on this trip,
just hiked, and enjoyed the view of these gorgeous mountains

I used the Glitter Clover CS, Pink Glitter Sorbet, Discovery Girl,
and the Outdoor Sticker.

Clover Border Glitter CardstockShocking Pink Glitter Sorbet Cardstock
Discovery Girl Glitter CardstockOutdoors Sticker

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Have a great day.



Thursday, March 5, 2015

Heart Breaker Gabe

This wonderful Wednesday morning.
Robin posting today.

I love to take pictures of our grand kids when we are visiting them.
2 years ago when we were visiting our kids in 
Alaska, I asked the 2 younger boys to dress up for me,
so we could have something different of them
to scrapbook.

This is Gabe.  He dressed up as a geek.
I just smiled, and we went outside for his photo shoot.
Of course his first photo shoot, he was all dressed in Black
representing Men in Black.

I haven't finished that layout yet, still needing some stickers for it.

But this one, I had to post just before valentines day,
since when he leaned up against the stop sign by their home
I keep on singing to myself.

Stop! In the Name of Love.

He puffed out his chest, put on black glasses and black suspenders,
and pulled his pants up as high as he could get them.

I love the originality of these kids,
they make me happy, laugh, and just simply bring great joy
into my life.  I love them!

You will see a few more of these photos
of our photo shoot in the next few weeks.  They are just so 
fun and very original!

I used the back of Ivy Cardstock, Glitter Green Lodge, and from the 
new collection Saffron Sunrise, the Saffron Cards.
Red tear drops, and yellow 6mm dew drops.
I cut the stop sign with my Cricut/Gypsy.

Well for now, here is Gabe in his fun personality,
and lots of more fun to come.

Have a great day!



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Sunday, March 1, 2015

Picking Blueberries in Alaska

Hello Readers,

I can honestly say that of all the things we did when we
visited Alaska, this was one of my favorite days.

We arrived for a visit in Alaska in August, packed for August in Utah
weather!  Ha!  Were we ever surprised.  It was cool and rainy,
so the very first thing we needed to do was go find warm clothes,
Sweatshirts, long pants, and even socks!

I was so not thinking cool days, rain, and fog,
But to be part of this weather was so very fun.
One morning we ate breakfast and drove for quite a while
in the rain.  Stopped for some shooting practice, and then
off to find blueberries and rose hips.

We arrived in at the end of the road, where
there was only dirt roads, and construction workers
chopping down trees, and then walked for a while to find
this beautiful area full, full, full of blueberry bushes.

You have to be careful when you go picking because
the bears like blueberries too.

The grandkids were great blueberry pickers, and they found some
rose hips there too.  The fog was so fascinating for me,
and I spent some time alone with the camera, capturing the
beauty and quietness of the morning fog. 

I loved the pictures of the pickers,
the talking, the working, the fog, all in one.

It took a few pages to show this beauty of this fun morning,
and the sheer joy of just being in the mountains.

I hope that if you never get to Alaska and experience this,
that just maybe through some of these photos you 
can feel what we felt, the fog rolling through the trees,
the crispness of the air, the complete joy of 
just being part of nature, and partaking of the quietness of the day.
Picking blueberries was the bonus.

When we arrived home, Robyn made blueberry pie,
and it was to die for!  Such a wonderful treat.



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Edelweiss Specialty PaperOutdoors Sticker
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