Friday, September 17, 2010

Flamingo Scraps -- Your Source for CREATIVITY!!!

Here at Flamingo Scraps -- we don't just sell scrapbook supplies, we ARE scrappers and paper crafters.  Our store grew naturally out of our desire to encourage other people to discover the joy, creativity, self expression, and preservation of memories that fuel our love of this fabulous hobby.  How restrictive then, would we be, if all we did was try to get you to buy buy buy -- what we really want is for you to create create create!!!  This is one of the main reasons behind our growing collection of grab bags, altering mediums, stamps, rubons, stickers, and embellishments like gears and ephemera.  The beauty of these products is that they can be used as is or combined to make your own unique items.

A few of our favorite things from Flamingo Scraps you can
use to create your own unique embellishments -- 7 Gypsies gears, ephemera and rubons; Prima flowers, bling, and stamps; Tattered Angels alterable ephemera,Glimmer Mists, Glaze and Glam; Maya Road Glitter, Chandelier Beads, Maya Mist, and Trinket Pins; Tim Holtz Distress Inks, and our Fabulous Flamingo Grab Bags!
As happenstance would have it our business began with making our own embellishments and selling them on eBay and on consignment.   Our love for creating our own embellishments has only grown as we have grown as paper crafters.  Here are some of our favorite things created with items from Flamingo Scraps and some tips and techniques for making them.
Just LOVING the new Prima Chicken Wire and Script stamps as backgrounds for tags (sizzix die cuts, distressed packing tags).  Tim Holtz distress inks add depth, color, and can tie diverse elements together.  Save and use your scraps of that gorgeous paper from Flamingo Scraps  for layered flowers and to cut tags, and dig into your stash of vintage-ish stickers and embellies -- or better yet, order up one of Flamigo Scraps Fabulous Grabs! 

Too Much???  Well, some of us can never have too much bling!  Packing tag was distressing using an experimental concoction of water, brown acrylic paint, brown Maya Mist, and bronze Glimmer Mist -- the tag was crumpled while still damp and the wrinkles highlighted with brown ink!

Close up of distressed packing tags with ephemera!
One of our favorite embellishments is watch crystals with items embedded in them with Crackle, Plain, and Sepia Glossy Accents!  The first one of these we made was in 2004 embedding a Euro from our Italy Mission Trip in a crystal.
Another long time favorite handmade embellie uses the fantastic Ranger microscope slide products -- frames, glass panes, and the new keepsake pockets!  Just discovered the 1" sets which can also be used to made bracelets!  These are really not as bulky as they may seem and make great pendants as well!  If you love these too -- let us know -- we don't carry them now, but we are always open to what our customers want!
So don't just think of Flamingo Scraps as a scrapbook store, think of it as your go-to source for CREATIVITY!!!


  1. I'm drooling over all the lovely goodies here.It certainly does spark the creativity!

  2. Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwww! Those are all GORGEOUS! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  3. Looking at all those goodies,inspires me to get really creative!

  4. Love the tags...and those cute! TFS!

  5. Oh my! Loooove your embellies! What a great way to create one of a kind item that will always coordinate! Must try to make one of those watch crystals, they look FAB!!!


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