Saturday, December 12, 2009



This charming paper crafted nutcracker project is from Paper Creations holiday special edition -- unfinished nutcracker from Hobby Lobby,  Kaisercraft Penny Royale collection patterned papers and brads, Kaisercraft chocolate pearls, Maya Road and Webster's Pages trims, various edge punches and Spellbinders die cuts, almond spray paint, mod podge and fabri-tac adhesives.  There are no patterns or measurements in the magazine -- you have to guestimate the sizes of the paper pieces and trims.   Takes a bit of time, but so much fun to do!!!!

Friday, December 11, 2009


Chanukkah, Oh Chanukkah
Come light the menorah
Let's have a party
We'll all dance the hora
Gather round the table, we'll have a treat
Shiny tops to play with, latkes to eat
And while we are playing
The candles are burning low
One for each night, they shed a sweet light
To remind us of days long ago.

Recipe for Latkes

Makes approximately 12 palm-sized latkes
4 medium potatoes
1 medium onion
2 eggs
1/2 cup matzah meal (flour or bread crumbs can be substituted)
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. each salt and black pepper (more or less to taste)
vegetable oil

Shred the potatoes and onion into a large bowl. Press out all excess liquid.(if using a food processor, use the chopping blade for 2 or 3 seconds after pressing out liquid to avoid stringy fly-aways). Add eggs and mix well. Add matzah meal gradually while mixing until the batter is doughy, not too dry. (you may not need the whole amount, depending on how well you drained the veggies). Add the baking powder, salt and pepper and mix well. (don't taste the batter -- it's really gross!). Don't worry if the batter turns a little orange; that will go away when it fries.

Heat about 1/2 inch of oil to medium-high heat. Form the batter into thin patties about the size of your palm. Fry batter in oil. Be patient: this takes time, and too much flipping will burn the outside without cooking the inside. Flip when the bottom is golden brown.

Place finished latkes on paper towels to drain. Eat hot with sour cream or applesauce. They reheat OK in a microwave, but not in an oven unless you cook them just right.

If you'd like to try something a little different, add some bell peppers, parsley, carrots, celery, or other vegetables to the batter to make veggie latkes! You may need to add a third egg and some more matzah meal for this. For a zesty twist, add some diced jalepeƱo peppers to the batter! This should definitely be served with sour cream!

Time-saving substitutions:
Grocery stores now provide many time-saving options for cooking. The substitutions below will save you time in preparing the batter and cleaning up. Sorry, nothing I can do to speed the frying time. You can substitute any or all of these:
Substitute 3 cups hash-brown style shredded potatoes for the potatoes (Simply Potatoes brand works well and is kosher-certified)
Substitute 1 cup frozen chopped onions (thawed and drained) for the onion
Substitute 1/2 cup egg whites from a carton for the eggs

-- Song and Recipe from Judaism 101 Website  (

On the 10th Day of Christmas.....

I crafted with my kids!

Don't ask me why, but it seemed like a good idea at the time!  lol

Really, we had a good time until they became distracted by the movie, Enchanted.  Oh well.

We did manage to make a few things before they ran off.  Do you recognize the paper on the smaller snowflakes?  That is some beautiful Marks paper.

And once they ran off I had a chance to make this.....

I saw the idea on the Prima blog a while back.  But being that I didn't have the lolipop flowers, or the centers, I decided to improvise.  I used Prima Flirty Little Secrets glitter cardstock in Shimmer (on sale at Flamingo Scraps), my sizzix, some embossing powder and some Prima Say it in Crystals (also available in the store)  A bit of zip dry glue and this is what I had.

Now I need to go get the scrap room tidied up.  You know the girls are gonna want to do more tomorrow.  LOL

Thursday, December 10, 2009

On the 9th Day of Christmas....

Beautiful new Maya road. 

 Fun velvet trims.

Tempting Trinket pins.

Charming Chipboard

And some new Maya Mists

All of these beautiful products will match wonderfully with the Pink Paislee Cupid and  the Webster's Pages trims.  I wish I could show you all the new things we have to offer, but there are so many gorgeous things and my blog can only be so long.  LOL   And all are shipping now from Flamingo Scraps.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

On the 8th day of Christmas.....

Packages coming and going, the day was quite hectic.  Carols playing in the background I need to be directed..  Yummy snacks need to be made to fill up these tins.  Pine Bark for Santa sure to get a grin.

Pine Bark.

35 saltine crackers
1 cup butter
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
5 (4-ounce) milk chocolate bars, broken into pieces

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Line a 15 by 10 by 1-inch jelly roll pan with tin foil. Lightly spray foil with a non-stick cooking spray.
Place saltine crackers, salty side up, in prepared pan. In a saucepan, boil butter and sugar for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in almond extract. Pour mixture over crackers and bake for 4 to 6 minutes. Remove from oven, top with candy bars, and spread evenly as chocolate begins to melt. Cool slightly and transfer onto waxed paper. Allow to cool completely.  Break into pieces before serving.

I substitute vanilla extract for the almond as I like the taste much better!  You could also use mint extract for a chocolate mint treat.  This is a great Hostess gift to take to a party in a holiday tin!

Monday, December 7, 2009

On the 7th day of Christmas.....

  Flamingo Scraps Holiday Sale Week # 2

All Upsy Daisy Products are 20% off - one week only - December 8th -15th - At FLAMINGO SCRAPS !!

Look what Nancy was able to make with some of the Upsy Daisy papers, a few Prima flowers and some Kaisercraft bling.  This project was quick and easy and the papers coordinated with one another for a very classic look.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

On the 5th Day of Christmas......

The Gators lost and I had a massive football induced headache -- but we will make up for it on the 6th day of Christmas!!!!!  We do, however have an example of those brooches we have been talking about made with the Prima Marketing Flowers!  This one is perhaps larger than some of you would like -- but I love it!!!  One of our GORGEOUS La Fleur Bohemes -- "Sedona" (which makes a fab statement on its own) is surrounded by a ruffle of wide antique lace.  We used Fabri Tac to attach the ruffle and sewed the pin back to the finished brooch --

STUNNING on a coat lapel!

On the 4th Day of Christmas....

I was crazy busy and didn't get this posted.

That, and I was terribly distracted by the gorgeous new Pink Paislee Cupid that arrived in my favorite ebay store.  Yes, I know it may be a little early to be thinking of Valentine's day, but this paper is so beautiful, and so versatile.  I am in love with the beautiful pink, blue, and brown combination and already have many ideas planned for home decor, card making and other projects.  The press ons, patches and cut outs are just gorgeous.  And I am loving the new borderlines, such an elegant touch to my layouts.  And remember I told you about Webster's Pages trims?  Guess what will go perfectly with these?

Thursday, December 3, 2009

On the 3rd Day of Christmas .....

It's the third day and we have more gorgeous things for you!

Webster's pages has the most amazingly beautiful trims and we have many in the store, available by the yard. These gorgeous trims can be used for many crafting projects.  and hint hint...these match perfectly with another goody we plan on unveiling in the next few days. Here is a photo of just a couple.

Oh, and did I mention we also have some Webster's Pages paper grab bags. Beautiful patterns that have been retired at a great price. Sweet Charity, Raspberry Truffle, and Feather Your Nest are a few of the lines that are available in these packets.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

On the 2nd Day of Christmas My....

Favorite ebay store got new Prima!!! The fabulous mid season release is in the store now.

Look at this beautiful paper.

Blooming Retro has gorgeous color and fun designs.

And did I mention some beautiful flowers came as well?

And look at these. Just in time for the holidays.

And don't forget, if you can't decide what should be on your wishlist this holiday, you can ask your family and friends for ebay gift certificates you can use at FLAMINGO SCRAPS. We are very patient with hubbys -- and if, for instance, you choose a paper collection(s), we can help put together a coordinating package of goodies we are sure you will love!!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


Our FAB Design Team member Nancy has her three (yes, THREE!!) gorgeous Christmas trees up and decorated and that is a sure sign the Holiday Season is officially in full swing!!!!

Look to FLAMINGO SCRAPS for Christmas presents and the makings for holiday home decor with our weekly specials!!!! Week 1 highlights our gorgeous Penny Royale collection from Kaiser Craft at 20% off!!!  This avant garde collection features beautiful paper patterns in shades of brown and coral and truly fabulous embellies including embroidered patches, brads, alphas, rubons, and cutouts!!!

Monday, November 30, 2009


Come spend some of your Cyber Monday shopping time with us at FLAMINGO SCRAPS!!! All Maya Road products are 25% off and selected Prima Marketing items are 25% off as well!!! It is the perfect time to get those mini albums and all the fixins' for Holiday Gifts!!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

No Photos Please


Love, love, love playing with my Maya Mist today. So fun, and such a cool effect. Key Lime goodies and Maya Mist (red metallic) from the store. Hugs.....Nancy

Friday, November 6, 2009

Gifts to Make and Give!!!

Check out FLAMINGO SCRAPS for fantastic gifts to make and to give!!  We have a fabulous selection of mini-albums from Maya Road and all the fixins' to decorate them yourself or put together in a kit for a scrappy loved one!!!  Pink Paislee's Mistletoe & Co. entire collection is up in the store -- this is a fantastic holiday/winter collection in red, black, cream, and a gorgeous winter blue.  We have the papers and all the embellishments, including the adorable matching rubber stamps!

We also have the incredible Prima e-line bling restocked!!  At $1.49 -- these beautiful pearls and crystals, in a multitude of colors -- are priced just right to tuck into a card for your crafty friends!  Don't miss the Prima e-line collection of flowers, also $1.49!!

Other new Prima in stock includes restocking of some of our most popular Say It In Pearls and Crystals items, Vintage Homespun Elegance flowers, new Moulin Rouge and Medici flowers, gorgeous white pearlized leaves, and Holiday Lights poinssetias.  We have also restocked Prima's fabulous stitched and embellished Art Mulberry papers!

AND FINALLY -- the Raja and Sultan centers are in!!!  Center is really a misnomer for these little gems -- they are fantastic for updating your older Prima flowers, but perhaps their best use is as the ultimate detail clustered or sprinkled on your paper crafting projects.  Just one, stategically placed, can brighten and punctuate a card or layout -- for the ultimate in Christmas sparkle -- try pairing them with our Maya Road Christmas Tree Albums as perfect "ornaments."

Sunday, November 1, 2009

CONGRATULATIONS Joyous and Alecia!!!!!

CONGRATULATIONS to Alecia and Joyous!!! Alecia is the winner of the prize from the random drawing for the sketch challenge -- Joyous is the winner of the prize from the random drawing from among our shoppers this month!!!

Thanks everyone for making our Anniversary Celebration Month so FABULOUS!!!!
Suzanne and Susan

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Last Chances to be Eligible for Prize Drawings!!!

Midnight tonight -- your time -- is the deadline for submitting a LO for the sketch challenge prize and shopping for the drawing from among our customers this month!!! Winners will be announced and notified tomorrow!!!

Friday, October 30, 2009

MISTLETOE & CO. is Up in Store!!!!!

Pink Paislee's gorgeous Mistletoe & Co. is up in the store!!! This collection is fabulous for Winter Holidays and snow pics as well as Christmas!!!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Newsletter Out Today!!!

Congratulations to the ten winners of free shipping for being quick on the buzzer to read today's newsletter!!


Lissa you are the lucky winner of a fabulous scrappy prize in a random drawing from among FLAMINGO SCRAPS' blog followers!!!!  Please contact us with your address at

Saturday, October 24, 2009


Congratulations to the first ten readers of Friday's newsletter.  They received free shipping on their next order!!  It pays to read your mail from FLAMINGO SCRAPS!!!!  At least one more chance to win during this Anniversary Celebration!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

SKETCH CHALLENGE Deadline Extended!!!!

The deadine for the Sketch Challenge has been extended until October 31!!!!  Come and play -- if you are not on Facebook -- email us your entry ( )  and we will upload it for you!!!!

NEWSLETTER Going Out Today!!!

A FLAMINGO SCRAPS newsletter will be going out today -- be quick on the trigger to be one of the first 10 readers (we can tell who you are!!!!) and win free shipping on your next order!!!!

Friday, October 16, 2009


If you would like to enter the FLAMINGO SCRAPS Sketch Challenge, and are not on Facebook, email us your layout to and we will upload it for you!!

Thursday, October 15, 2009


Congratulations to PAT HINES!!!! Pat is the winner of a fabulous scrappy prize from our random drawing of readers of the October 12 newsletter/postcard!!!!! Thanks Pat for keeping up with the news from FLAMINGO SCRAPS!!!! Pat, please contact us at with your address!!!

FLAMINGO SCRAPS Anniversary Sketch Challenge!!!

The Anniversary Fun Continues With Our Sketch Challenge!!!!

All right scrappers -- ready for a challenge?? It is time for our sketch challenge, sketch courtesy of Diana Fisher of Sketchy Thursdays !!! Post your layout on our Facebook Page -- the site has been set up to allow fan postings. RULES -- one entry per fan, drawing will be random from all entries on October 22, winner will receive a FANTASTIC scrappy prize!!!! We would love it if you used product available at FLAMINGO SCRAPS, BUT that is NOT a requirement! We are so excited to see what y'all come up with!!!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Anniversary Celebration!

Celebrate our first anniversary with us!!   We have MANY items on sale as our Anniversary gift to YOU!!
Want to search just the sale items?  Choose the On Sale sort function at the upper right of the store display.
Check back often for all the new and gorgeous scrappy things that will be arriving throughout October.  Look for new items from:  Prima, Pink Paislee,  Maya Road, Webster's Pages,  Lily Bee and More!
Take advantage of our 10% discount on orders of $70 or more, and free gifts with purchases of $25 or more!!!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

More Gorgeous Lily Bee

Yes, you heard us!  We have more of the fabulous new Lily Bee papers in the store.  This time, the Audrey Collection.  The elegant color palette will work with just about any photos; male, female, baby, nature.  We have all of the papers, the die cut frames and the rub-ons just waiting for your creative touch.

Friday, October 2, 2009


As if things weren't exciting enough around here with the Anniversary Celebration -- Our totally awesome Design Team member and Blog Mistress, Nancy Keslin, WON the Webster's Pages challenge for September!!!!  We are so proud of Nancy and so proud to have such a fabulous scrapper on our DT!!!!!  We love you Nancy!!!!!

Thursday, October 1, 2009


Are you ready to celebrate with us? It is our FIRST ANNIVERSARY and we are throwing a party for YOU lasting the entire month of October!!!   We'd like to take this opportunity to thank you - our customers - for a great year. We have the best customers in the whole world! Here's to many more years of scrapbooking fun!

Check out the Calendar for a list of events, prize drawings, a sketch challenge, sales, discounts and more!

October Calendar for Flamingo Scraps

Friday, September 25, 2009

Lily Bee

Have you seen the new Lily Bee papers?  The new Vintage Poppy Collection has just come in and is simply gorgeous. The beautiful vintage colors and designs are so versatile and we have rub ons and die cut frames to match.  Be sure and come by the store and check them out.  We know you are going to love them.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

So Busy

We have been so busy with the store.  Still more yummy goodies coming in every day.  This week we have uploaded the new Nature's Storybook from Webster's Pages and some super fun glitter alpha's from Pink Paislee.    Be sure and pop into the store to see all that we have.  Can't wait to see you there.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

More Prima Everyday!

We have been working hard to get the Prima products you all love into the store. Some items which were sold out earlier have been restocked and are ready to ship. Other items which were back ordered have now come in and we are putting them into the ebay store as quickly as possible. Glitter sprays, jewel box leaves and butterflies are now available and the clear crystals, red jewels and pearls are in hand and will be going into the store soon.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Sketchy Thursdays Sponsor -- We're So Proud!!!

Flamingo Scraps is proud to announce we are sponsoring this week's sketch challenge on Sketchy Thursdays!!! Diana has a FABULOUS sketch this week!! Head on over and join in the fun!!!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

It's The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!! Part One!

While I personally shudder when I see Christmas and Hannukah up in department stores before Halloween -- the one place I want to see them by September is in scrapbook and craft and hobby stores!! Every scrapper and paper crafter knows that those fabulous handmade holiday cards and precious handmade gifts SHOULD be, at least, in the planning stages around Labor Day! In fact, Labor Day Weekend may offer those of us with a long weekend a chance to start those lists of recipients, gift and card ideas, and supplies.

Handmade gifts are so very precious to and appreciated by those who receive them. They give us a chance to use our creativity and, if begun early enough, can be a healthy, relaxing, release during a time when life seems to be on steroids! This year, when nearly all of us are tightening our belts in this economy, handmade gifts can also save you money! Projects -- simple, intermediate, and complex -- are equally as satisfying to create, to give, and to receive. Let's look at two ideas!

The Tasty Treat Container -- Nearly every container for your yummy goodies (homemade or not!), from cookies to coffee, can be jazzed up with paper crafting. Even if you use already fancy containers -- a handmade tag with the recipe, instructions or a note makes your gift more personal! A supermarket container filled with almonds becomes an eyecatching gift with some patterned paper, ribbon, stamps and letter stickers. Paint cans, reusable tins, and even plastic bags become really special with the addition of the same supplies! If need be -- spray paint the outside of old food tins to ready them for decoration. (Instructions

Small decorative boxes can serve so many purposes, while adding charm to the home. They are readily found in craft shops in materials such as wood and, like our example, paper mache'. This box was painted black and trimmed with scraps of Prima Paper, miscellaneous ribbon, and Prima flowers. It is perfect for paperclips, safety pins, or how about all those extra buttons you get with new clothes!! Fill them with a little bag of candies to give as a gift that keeps on giving!

Stay tuned for more creative gifting ideas from Flamingo Scraps including mini albums, altered wooden items, flower pins, and more!!! One more tip -- in addition to those gorgeous Prima flowers and fantastic Maya Road mini albums, Flamingo Scraps' paper, ribbon, flower, and chipboard grab bags are ideal for making your holiday gifts!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009



We are thrilled to announce April as our winner for the blog comments request contest!!
April has been married to wonderful hubby Mark for 10 years and they have 2 adorable daughters, Emily and Madison. She loves scrapping, nature, taking pictures, studying God's Word and reading.

April will receive a RAK from FLAMINGO SCRAPS for being the randomly drawn commenter on FLAMINGO SCRAPS New Blog!!!!! April -- please post your mailing address on the blog or send a PM to Flamingo!!!


Monday, August 31, 2009

Prima Is Up and Coming

Yes, lots of the amazing Prima Marketing Inc.'s beautiful new product is in the store now! And it is going fast! Some items have already sold out! Don't worry though, we are doing reorders of these gorgeous items and most of them should be in next week.

The Raja and Sultan centers that are so popular are backordered until the end of September due to the disasterous storm in India.

Flamingo Scraps has so many new things from Prima, it is taking a few days to get it all listed. Please be patient, and if there is anything you simply "must have" that is in the store now, go ahead and place your order, we cannot hold merchandise unless you have ordered it. We can keep your order open until you are finished shopping; however, we prefer that you request a combined invoice and check out within 7 days. If you would like, you can email us to let us know you want to wait to check out until the backorders come.

PLEASE remember to email when you are done shopping to request a combined shipping invoice from us. Ebay's invoices are not accurate. We charge actual shipping only and have to pull, pack, and weigh your order before we can determine postage. Please be patient with us during this busy time.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Upsy Daisy in the Store

Upsy Daisy Designs is a new, Canadian company owned by a couple of fun-lovin', stay at home Moms. Upsy Daisy Designs feature unique color combinations and patterns that appeal to graphic as well as whimsical tastes alike.

This 12"x12" Paper is printed on heavyweight paper with patterns on both sides for twice the fun.

We have two of the new lines, London Blush and A New Day in the store now!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Flamingo Scraps Grab Bags are Here!

Do you love surprises? We do -- and are offering grab bags of ribbon and trims, chipboard, Prima flowers, and paper!! The grab packs include only quality items and are often one of a kind (though some repeats may occur if you purchase more than one pack). Flamingo Scraps grab bags are priced to sell at amounts way below MSRP and are sure to bring a smile to your face!! Visit us at Flamingo Scraps and prepared to be surprised!

MMMMmmmmmmm!!! Maya Road Is In!!!!

Flamingo Scraps is proud to announce we now carry Maya Road and it is up in the store in all its scrappy glory!!!! Seriously people -- this is some of the most GORGEOUS and innovative stuff you've ever seen!! Maya Mists are a fabulous combination of shimmer mist and paint and blow both out of the water -- fantastic colors, many metallic, can be used on almost any porous surface, and the coverage is great -- a little goes a long way! The coolest chipboard mini albums -- cupcakes, Christmas trees, scallops and more -- and the cutest mini chipboard shapes perfect for use with the albums, scrapbook pages, virtually any paper craft and altered items. Wait until you see the beautiful velvet, scalloped rick rack in sumptuous colors. We also have the Maya Road pigment inks in rich colors which provide superior coverage. These little beauties are one inch square, easy to handle and so easy to transport to crops! Visit us at Flamingo Scraps and dive into Maya Road!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

We are just starting this blog and would love your comments on what you would like to see. Do you need weekly updates of what's going in the store? daily? Wanna know what's going on sale? Where we will be? Ideas, tutorials? What are you looking for? Leave your comments and the morning of September first we will put the list into and pick a winner for a fabulous RAK including gorgeous Primas, fabulous Maya Road and some fantastic papers!!!! Can't wait to hear your opinions!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Clearance Sale

We have MANY items on sale to make way for all the new merchandise we bought at CHA Orlando!

Want to search just the sale items? Choose the On Sale sort function at the upper right of the store display.

Check back often for all the new and gorgeous scrappy things that will be arriving throughout August and September. Look for new items from: Moxxie, Prima, Pink Paislee, Upsy Daisy, Maya Road, Webster's Pages, Kaisercraft, Lily Bee and More!

Thank you for shopping at Flamingo Scraps! We have the best customers in the world!

Pink Paislee in the House

Woo Hoo! Not only did we get the fabulous new Amber Road up into the ebay store. We got a great deal for everyone on the older; Enchanting, Captivating, Fascinating and Fetching lines. Right now those four, older lines are all 50% off! So, come on over and check them out!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Spring Scrapbook Fling

Where can you get 48 hours of no kids, no spouses, no cooking or cleaning, and as much cropping time as you would like?

Answer: A Scrappin' Retreat to be held next spring, March 12 and 13 at the Montgomery Conference Center near Starke, Florida.

The facility must be reserved now to insure the dates and there is an easy payment plan available. The attached reservation form gives particulars on room types, meals, how many roomies you want, etc. Basically a two night stay in The Inn (motel likes) with 6 meals totals $167.50 for a double room or less with 3 or 4 to a room. Two nights and 6 meals staying in the cabin involves a group of 4 and your total would be $132.50. Additional details available on request.

There will be at least 4 vendors involved. They include the fabulous Connie Thomas and Carmen Coleman - Close to My Heart consultants; Mary Jo Perry - Creative Memories Consultant and us, the owners of Flamingo Scraps.

Everyone who attends will receive a goody bag and there will be mini classes.

There are a limited number of slots available so you want to make your reservation now!

Email us for more information!

Monday, June 22, 2009


We at Flamingo Scraps are so excited to start our own blog. We hope you enjoy having one spot to find all of the latest Flamingo Scraps happenings both on Ebay and in galleries across the net.

Keep an eye out for upcoming happenings!

Wishing you pink dreams,

Flamingo Scraps.
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