Pages

Comments are welcome and very much appreciated!

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Copics 1 and 2

Some of our beautiful images that we used at the Copic workshop in San Francisco with Lori Craig.
We did the hair only on this little one so I finished it at home a few days ago.

On this beauty we only had time to do the face.  I did the hair and dress just a day or two ago.
Both of these were for challenges at Splitcoaststampers.
I am getting such a kick out of my Copic Markers!

Thursday, July 2, 2015

DRS Challenge #181 Splatters Matter

Good morning!

I started this card with taking Neon Ink Dabbers and slamming them onto my paper to make splats.  I then took the droppers of the Izinks and flung it at the paper to get some drips or lines of color.  Very fun!  After I stamped my cake and the pig on white scraps, colored and cut out.  I stamped the Happy Birthday on the center of the cake and stamped the sentiment on one of my splattered panels.  I die cut and pieced the borders back with the die cut shapes.
this is an easel card so the insides are popped up to act like a stop.
Have a great week!  To see the other designer samples and to join the challenge, click HERE.

Monday, June 29, 2015

NCC June Release Card #3

Good morning!
NCC stamps used: Floral Sentiment #8
ODBD stamps used: Butterfly and Bugs
I also embossed my white panel with an embossing folder by Cuttlebug.  I used rhinestones on the corners of the Layered Lacey Squares and head of the butterfly.
Have a great week!
Robin


Friday, June 26, 2015

North Coast Creations- June Release Card #2

Good morning!
Here is my second post for the new june release of these gorgeous flowers.
I decided to do them yellow for today's post.  I used a sketch I found over at Splitcoaststampers for this card as well.
NCC stamps used: Floral Sentiments 7
I used some dyed seam binding, button, baubles, Stickles, Embossing Folder and decorative paper To finish up this sweet little floral card.
I colored with Copic Markers.
See more at North Coast Creations blog HERE.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Robin

Thursday, June 25, 2015

DRS Challenge #180-Oh My Stars!

Good morning!

I stamped the happy Seal onto a piece of uncut rubber then stamped onto my paper to make a reverse image (I wanted him to look like he was gazing at the stars). 
I masked him then stamped the beach scene (I did not ink up the sun as I wanted it to be night). I added a punched circle for the moon (cut in half) and I added some punched circles (from a hole punch) to the tree to make it a coconut tree.
I stamped the starry background and embossed in white then stamped the first part of the Beach Birthday sentiment in black. I colored the scene then sponged the sky with some Broken China and some Seedless Preserves Distress Ink.  I left the part by the moon very light and used Copics to add some lit clouds.  On the inside I stamped the rest of the sentiment on light blue then took a piece of tan and torn the edge to make my sand.
I stamped the shells, colored and cut out then placed them in my sand!
That's it!
Hope you are having a great week!!!  Here is where to see the rest of the designer samples and to join in the challenge...DRS.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

ODBDSLC244-ANYTHING GOES WITH ODBD

Good morning!
Today starts the anything goes with ODBD stamps challenge. 


ODBD paper used: Shabby Rose Collection
I stamped the deer scene in a gray on the scalloped oval before stamping the 23rd Psalm in black.  I love the scene of the deer close to the stream of water and it makes me think of the 23rd Psalm.
I then sponged the edges with a sage green and the gray (which are some of the colors in the Shabby Rose paper that I used today.
This is a Z fold card and has a tie to keep closed. I matched the Layered Lacey square under the oval with the square on the inside so that when the card is closed, you can not see the inside. I also used the Doily die top and bottom under the oval and square.  My roses on the bottom are pre-made.



To see all the projects created for ODBDSLC244 or to join the challenge click here. You have until June 28, 2015 at 8:00pm EDT to join us. By participating in the challenge, you have a chance to win a  $15 ODBD Gift Certificate good towards the purchase of stamps in the “stamps column” on the ODBD website, or to be spotlighted on the ODBD Blog at our next challenge. The random prize winner will be posted on our next challenge post. Please do not post on Flicker as many of us do not have the ability to comment on your cards nor can we spotlight your cards on the blog.”

We have a good shepherd in Jesus.

Monday, June 22, 2015

North Coast Creations-June Release

Hello, good morning to everyone!!
Join us on our New Release Blog Hop, comment and possibly win a prize!

NCC stamps used: Floral Sentiments 8 (#NCC85)
This is in my opinion, in the Gentian family of wildflowers. They are usually bluish purple or purple, sometimes white and purple.
My bg is embossed and then I used the Star Flourish Pattern dies.  I colored with Copic Markers and sponged with Brilliance Inks with the die on.  I added some rhinestones to the sentiment and Stickles to the flower centers.


NCC stamps used: Floral Sentiments 7 (#NCC84)
Well, In my flower books this looks like one in the family of  Milkweed.  They are usually milky/creamy white or rosy white.  I Chose to do a rosy/peachy white for mine today.
The only thing a bit different about this card is that I made the blue frame pop up.  Everything else is pretty basic.  I colored with Copic Markers and sponged the sky and grass area with Brilliance Sky Blue and Lime Green with the die still on.  I added some Stickles to the centers of each flower and some pearls to each corner along with a pearl decorative accent to the bow.




North Coast Creations Blog Here
Prize Information: 
Just for commenting on the Design Team Blog Posts, you have a chance to win a $10 NCC Gift Certificate, good towards the purchase of NCC Stamps. You have until June 24, 2015 at 10:00 PM EDT to leave a comments on the participating designers blogs for a chance to win! Two random winners will be selected from the comments left on the designers blogs, the winners will be announced on the NCC Blog on June 25, 2015, be sure to check back there to see if you have won!
Please visit my design team sisters and comment for a chance to win  Julie * Patty * Dawn * Lori * Lisa * Sandee * Robin (that's me) * Paula 


Also used here are dies from Our Daily Bread Designs:


Thanks for visiting!
Robin

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Little House-ODBD

Here is another project the my husband wants to keep!
I made this for a fellow ODBD designer when she was featured stamper on Splitcoaststampers!
I used all Our Daily Bread Designs dies, paper and stamps for this double display fold card, which you can also find at our Daily Bread Designs.  I will give you the links here.
I also used the double display fold card.
I used the two sheets of wood/morning glory sheets of 6 X 6 paper to do all the middle section then used the brick work paper to do the bottom and solid cardstock for the eaves/roof. Tan for the under layer and white for the die cuts laid on top.  Pearls halves were used to embellish.  I made my windows with the cross section of the window die and with rectangle nesting dies.  I made the door with the same window die, cutting off the sides and top and making new sides and top with a rectangle die.  The umbrella was scored at the points and folded back then filled with foliage and pre-made flowers.  I stamped the morning glories, colored and cut out to embellish the two sides (I wanted the morning glories growing over part of the windows.  I also used a small left over piece to go over the door frame at the top (the other part of the morning glories are on the paper).  I stamped the sentiment and oval cut then glued to the window frame.  The gate is cut from white and glue to one of the folds. I cut three strips of tan cardstock (the eaves color) and made stairs (I used some Copic color for shading to make it look more like stairs).  The grass, butterflies and tiny flowers are punches.  I used some decorative piping for curtains and made the spray on top of the door with pre-made heather and a purple bow.
This little house was really fun to make and my hubby just loves it...he says it's not going anywhere!
Andy (my husband) is always ready to help with ideas and gives me his honest opinions on projects.  I have been DONE before and he will say, well, you could use a little.... Always good ideas and most of the time, if possible I try to do it.  BUT, as he knows nothing about stamping, sometimes he wants what isn't possible...If only I could get him to make all the things he thinks of!!!
I'll tell ya what though, when I come home from a scrapbooking event, he does all my journaling.  Yes that's right ladies, my hubby journals for me!!! Now, if I could just get him to write my blogs for me, I'd be set! Ha!
I hope you like this "card" as much as we do.  Have a great weekend!
Robin

Thursday, June 18, 2015

DRS Challenge #179-Color Challenge

Good morning!


Color palette 
DRS stamps used: 434G Anchor, 461G Lighthouse
These new nautical stamps are so cute!  I stamped the lighthouse and the anchor on pieces of scrap white. I colored the anchor with cool grays and a B02 blue and then cut is out and glued my cord under the cord on the anchor then I just set it aside and colored my lighthouse with grays and reds. I used some yellow for the light and gave it and the little house a blue roof.  I used a Die-namic stitched nesting die and did the out of the box cutting technique.  I ten cut a red mat with the next size up.  The little die cut boats are from Memory Box.  The rectangle stitched dies are also from Die-namics.  I made a double red frame with Spellbinders nesting A2 rectangle dies. I pieced everything together and glued the cord around the inside layer of red framing.   I wrapped the excess cord around the anchor.
To see the other designers cards and to join in the challenge, please click HERE.
Thanks for visiting!
Robin

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

ODBDSLC243-INSPIRATION CHALLENGE

Good morning!


The photo below is the inspiration for this week's challenge.
ODBD stamps used: Keep Climbing, Some Gave All, Good Man
ODBD dies used: Sunburst Background, Elegant Oval
My card today is an easel card.  I started with the new sunburst background die and embossing plate and a yellow panel of textured cardstock then I sponged on more color. I then stamped, colored and fussy cut the mountain with eagle soaring.  Whatever edge that was left I colored to match the background.  Next I stamped, colored and cut out the large patriotic eagle.  I colored in the stars since I wasn't going for the red, what and blue today.  Finally, I stamped the scripture from a Good Man set, die cut with the elegant oval and sponged the edges.  After everything was colored and cut out, I made the easel card and glued my main image to the top of the sunburst then glued that to the top of the card.  The inside is popped up so the it acts like a catch to keep the card in the open easel position.  I also added 3 decorative brads to help hold the card open.  When not displayed it folds to a 4 1/4 X 5 1/2, A2 card size.

To see all the projects created for ODBDSLC243 or to join the challenge click here. You have until June 21, 2015 at 8:00pm EDT to join us. By participating in the challenge, you have a chance to win a  $15 ODBD Gift Certificate good towards the purchase of stamps in the “stamps column” on the ODBD website, or to be spotlighted on the ODBD Blog at our next challenge. The random prize winner will be posted on our next challenge post. Please do not post on Flicker as many of us do not have the ability to comment on your cards nor can we spotlight your cards on the blog.

Please visit my design team sisters for more inspiration:
Robin Clendenning (you are here)
Chris Olsen

Is. 40:31
But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.
28-29
Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, neither faints nor is weary.  His understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might He increases strength.
God is our source, He is our shield and defense. He gives us strength.

Have  a great week,
Robin

Thursday, June 11, 2015

DRS Challenge #178- Just Beachy

Good morning!
Today I'm giving you a peek at the new release at DRS.
the lighthouse, mermaid and shells are all part of the new release for June.  The sunrays (or in this case, light rays) are an embossing folder inked before embossing. I used 1114D Sand, Snow, Water lines where the mermaid comes up out of the water to take a look at what is making all the light...she is very curious! I needed a get well card so I used the 1097E Get Well Soon on the inside, popped up to be a catch to hold the card open.  The shells (part of the new release) are also popped up.
For the sea shore, I used some Liquid Applique (heat puffed slightly) and some Stickles to make a foamy look. I also added a few rocks to get the more rocky looking beaches we have in Northern California.  There is some Stickles also added to the water for shine marks (and to her tail).
I used a Spellbinder decorative die to make my card base and top (Decorative Labels 8 and Labels 8). I did the "out of the box" cutting technique for her tail. I used Copic Markers for coloring, R32, R14, Boo, BG11, BG32, BO1 BG34 YR000, YR00, R20, Y21, Y15, E30, E50 E31, E53.
To join in the challenge and to see the other designer's cards, please click here.
Have a great weekend...it IS almost the weekend right???
Robin

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

ODBDSLC242-SKETCH CHALLENGE


Good morning!
We have a sketch challenge starting today!
I've turned mine sideways because I wanted to use this beautiful scripture for today!


ODBD stamps used: Good Man
ODBD dies used: Beautiful Borders, Fancy Foliage, Birds and Nest
ODBD paper used: Vintage Ephemera Collection

Who doesn't want to know that God has a plan for their future, a good plan. This scripture has always been a comfort to me through the years!  That is why I wanted to use it today.  This  stamped scripture is just right for this sketch panel if done vertically, so...
I used the Beautiful Border twice, one brown on top of black because it just "needed" that extra. I also used black for trimming on all the panels.  It gives a more finished look I think in this case.  The Vintage Ephemera paper panels were distressed with my handy dandy distressing tool from Ranger.
I added the larger leaves from the Birds and Nest set to the Fancy Foliage flourish.  I wanted the flourish to be more of a framing accent than a flourish under/with flowers.  The bigger leaves provided that extra for me.  The three black brads are added for embellishment as well as the four corner decorative brads.  I don't usually use brads for attaching anything so I cut off the prongs and hammered down the back to make it flatter.  No holes and better for mailing that way. Use a heavy duty glue to attach, or glue dots.  I find that glue dots eventually dry up and things tend to fall off, so glue is a better option in my opinion.
I hope you like this masculine card, just in time for Father's Day!!!  Please visit my design team sisters for more inspiration:

Robin Clendenning (you are here)

To see all the projects created for ODBDSLC242 or to join the challenge click here. You have until June 14, 2015 at 8:00pm EDT to join us. By participating in the challenge, you have a chance to win a  $15 ODBD Gift Certificate good towards the purchase of stamps in the “stamps column” on the ODBD website, or to be spotlighted on the ODBD Blog at our next challenge. The random prize winner will be posted on our next challenge post. Please do not post on Flicker as many of us do not have the ability to comment on your cards nor can we spotlight your cards on the blog.

It IS comforting to know that you can put your life in God's hands and He will take care of you, provide for you, shield and defend you.  He wants you to live life fully blessed! 
He loves you more than anyone ever could.  He sent His son, His one and only son to trade places with you, to pay the penalty for your sin so that YOU could live eternally with Him after this VERY short life is over.  All you have to do to receive eternal life is to accept this free gift. Romans 10:9 says "that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved." Verse 10 "For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation." 
Can you even imagine letting your own son (only child) die for someone else's wrong doing? No, our love for humanity is not so great as God's love. Who would not trust their life to a God who gave ALL for them! Yes, I trust Him.  

Thursday, June 4, 2015

DRS Challenge #177 Hot Trends-Over The Top

Good morning and welcome to a new challenge at DRS.
Today's challenge is to put your sentiment ove or partly over your image.
Well, My image is of butterflies and as you can see the sentiment in on top of them.
My background pink and purple was done with the crinkled wax paper technique.  You ball up the wax paper tightly in your hand then flatten it out and iron it onto some cardstock.  Then ink it with a brayer or sponges.  The wax acts like a resist but only where the wrinkles were.
I used a Spellbinder Bracket Border die on the image layer and on the pink layer then mounted to a white card.  I used nesting Die-Namic stitched square dies for the sentiment and mat and my bow is 1" satin ribbon.  The stamp was white heat embossed onto my background paper.
To see more designer samples, please click HERE. You will also find all the information about how to join in the challenge for the possibility of a prize from a random drawing each week.
Thanks for visiting!
Robin

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

ODBDSLC241-COLOR CHALLENGE


Good morning!
Today starts a new challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs!!!
Since this month is Father's Day month, ODBD has some new designs out that just shouts out DAD!
I've used the new release tools, pegboard and "man" sentiments.

Inside
It's a color challenge and the above photo is what you can choose from, use 3 or more colors in your design.
ODBD stamps used: Good Man
I started out by die cutting the tools, nuts,bolts, screws, nails, two Antique Labels and hooks with silver mat paper.  I rubbed them with some antiquing medium called Metallic Rub-Ons.  I then die cut the tools again with an orange color for the handles and brown and black for hammer and saw. Pieced them together and hung them on the pegboard I die cut from a brownish orange color.
For my base I used the Vintage Ephemera paper, distressed the edges and then used some embossing fluid and heavy embossing powder on the edges and in ward about 1/2" or so. I black embossed the sentiment and added the nuts and bolts  then mounted on top of the twine.
I distressed the dark brown panel and then glued them together and wrapped with twine. I added the screws and nails to the top of the twine. For the inside I black embossed the sentiment and added the nuts and bolts.  The piece of Ephemera background paper I cut off to make the card an A2 size, I placed inside along with my sentiment.

Please visit my design team sisters for more inspiration:

To see all the projects created for ODBDSLC241 or to join the challenge click here. You have until June 7, 2015 at 8:00pm EDT to join us. By participating in the challenge, you have a chance to win a  $15 ODBD Gift Certificate good towards the purchase of stamps in the “stamps column” on the ODBD website, or to be spotlighted on the ODBD Blog at our next challenge. The random prize winner will be posted on our next challenge post. Please do not post on Flicker as many of us do not have the ability to comment on your cards nor can we spotlight your cards on the blog.

Our Father in heaven is the best example of a father that there is, isn't He.  He is always loving and kind and provides all that we need. He guides us and guards us and gives us life. We are protected in His hands, we can trust Him.  No one can take us out of His hands.  The world may hate us and even kill us but we are eternally His.  This earth is not our home, we are just passing through.  This life is an instant compared with eternity...think about that! 
Sometimes we moan and complain about trivial things but Our Father gives us what we truly need, He loves us beyond measure and He so deserves to be loved in return.  I will love You oh Lord, I will praise Your name in the heavens. Great is the Lord and greatly to be praised; and His greatness is unsearchable. The Lord is gracious and full of compassion, slow to anger and great in mercy.  The Lord is good to all and His tender mercies are over all His works.  From the Psalms.

Friday, May 29, 2015

NORTH COAST CREATIONS MAY NEW RELEASE

Good morning!
Welcome to the new release blog hop at North Coast Creations!
Here are some samples done with the new release from North Coast Creations and Our Daily Bread Designs.

North Coast Creations "Deer Silhouette Greetings" was used for both of my cards this morning.

The first card was stamped with VersaMark and heat embossed with white powder on a background I made with inks and coarse salt.  I also used the Layered Lacey Squares die from Our Daily Bread Designs to frame it up.  I sponged a bit of purple and blue inks on the edges to make it stand out from the dry embossed background (made with an embossing folder).  The ribbon and bow are wide and narrow ribbons of sheer white.  For the sentiment, I used a piece of leftover inked background paper to white heat emboss the Thinking of You.  It was then foam taped to the ribbon.

For this second card, I water colored a background masking off the sun. Let dry completely then used my Misti to line up the pieces where I wanted them on my background and used Memento Black ink to stamp each piece of this scene (more than once, the reason I used my Misti tool).  I die cut the entire panel with the Vintage Flourish Pattern die from ODBD then blackened the rest of the bottom part of the image to give a cohesive look to the scene.  I then mounted it to the coral color panel which had been die cut with the Flourish Star Pattern die (for the stitch lines). Then it was mounted to a black folded card.  The popped up frame (coral color) was made with the Vintage Labels dies from ODBD for the inside cut but because that die was the largest die in the set, I used a compass and pencil to draw along the outer edge of the die about 1/4" out to make the outside cut by hand. After cutting I sponged the inside and outside edges to cover any white edges.  I like the look of the scene continuing outside the frame on this card.  To finish off this card I added the snipped black brads.  I snip the prongs because I don't want holes in my card or the extra bulk the prongs make.  They are attached with glue dots.  Tacky glue would work as well.
Just a note, I did have to trim about 1/16" off each side of the Vintage Flourish Pattern die cut so that the stitch lines of the Flourish Star Pattern could be seen because normally they are the same size. 
Thank you so much for visiting today!

Please visit my design team sisters to see more inspiration:
Lori * Julie * Lisa * Sandee * Dawn   * Robin (you are here) * Angie * Paula

Just for commenting on the Design Team Blog Posts, you have a chance to win a $10 NCC Gift Certificate, good towards the purchase of NCC Stamps. You have until May 31st, 2015 at 10:00 PM EDT to leave a comments on the participating designers blogs for a chance to win! Two random winners will be selected from the comments left on the designers blogs, the winners will be announced on the NCC Blog on June 1, 2015, be sure to check back there to see if you have won!
Robin
Products used for these cards:



Thursday, May 28, 2015

DRS Designs Challenge #176- Easy as 1-2-3

Good morning!
Today is a fun and easy challenge at DRS!
Use one of something (like in my case, sentiment), two of something (border cuts) and three of something (butterflies). 
You can use whatever you like, such as: stamps, buttons, ribbons, die cuts, colors, brads, flowers, etc. Come up with any combination of 1, 2, 3.
I stamped the flower border twice on white card stock, colored and cut out (about 1 1/2 borders). Stamped the butterflies on a separate piece, colored and cut out.
I took a piece of 3 3/4 X 5 white card stock and used the Spellbinders curved border on it with two border dies in place (one scallop and one decorative above it). I trimmed a bit off the bottom so that I could separate the cut from the left over bottom piece (since I wanted to use both on this card).
After stamping the sentiment, I mounted both pieces onto a black panel 4 X 5 1/4 then onto a white folded A2 card.
I added the flower border curving a bit where the two pieces of border met and then foam taped my butterflies into place on the flowers.  I added Stickles to the wings and some pearl flourishes to the panels above and below the cuts.  I wanted some bright colors to go with my black and white card so this hot pink and orange really pops I think! 
Hope you'll join in the challenge! There is a prize giving each week so head on over HERE.
You will also see the other designer's samples for this week!
Thanks for visiting!
Robin

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

ODBDSLC240-Fluttering or Flying

Good morning!!
Well we have fluttering AND flying here this morning!
Today starts a new challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs so let's create!





This is a Lever Card!  It's a great way to show off a lot of stamps and die cuts! This card has a lot of the new release for May. I love the birds and butterflies of this release!!! They are so pretty!
This card is a bit too complicated to explain here so I'll give you a link to a tutorial HERE.
I used the die cuts and stamps from ODBD to decorate and the beautiful paper from the Christian Faith Collection.

Please visit my design team sisters for more inspiration:

To see all the projects created for ODBDSLC240 or to join the challenge click here. You have until May 31, 2015 at 8:00pm EDT to join us. By participating in the challenge, you have a chance to win a  $15 ODBD Gift Certificate good towards the purchase of stamps in the “stamps column” on the ODBD website, or to be spotlighted on the ODBD Blog at our next challenge. The random prize winner will be posted on our next challenge post. Please do not post on Flicker as many of us do not have the ability to comment on your cards nor can we spotlight your cards on the blog.

Things that flutter and fly, they inspire us to paint, photograph, learn to fly...they inspire us to look to the One who made these things and all things.  Our Father in heaven, who loves us and provides everything we need, He made these things as part of the beautiful world we live in; to be part of our lives.  God is so good to us! He blesses us in ways that, for the most part, we take for granted.  How many times do you think about your beating heart or the air we breathe?
Do we think about the grand plan when we go to the pharmacy to pick up our medication that very likely was made from the leaves of a plant? Or put on perfume made from the oils of flowers?  When I think about the way the body is made and forms in the womb and how everything works so perfectly, it is just beyond my comprehension. 
Look up in the sky and see the stars and know that there are galaxies upon galaxies  beyond the star that we can see...our Lord God made them all!  One of my favorite verses is this: Ps. 8:3 "When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have ordained, what is man that You are mindful of him." Ps. 19:1 "The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows His handiwork". And one more, one of my all time favorites is Ps. 139:13-14 "For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother's womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well". How can I not love He who loves me so much.
Thanks for visiting today.
Robin