Friday, October 15, 2010

Flamingo Five: Maya Road Owl Coaster Album

Welcome to our next installment of Flamingo Five!  Five items... lots of creative points of view!!  Miss our first installment?  Check out last month's Hallowe'en in Wonderland Flamingo Five.  Shall we get started?!

October's Flamingo Five items are:
1. Maya Road Owl Coaster Album
2. Prima Pearls & Crystals Ice Bling
3. Maya Road trinket pin grab bag
4. Prima E-Line & Craftables flower grab bag
5. Flamingo Scraps Cheep Trims:  White Cotton Braid

All items available at Flamingo Scraps (limited quantities on hand!). We all started with these supplies and the instructions to make something using all five items. Any other items could be added to complete the project.

Are you ready to see what we made?!

Diana's take:
From Flamingo Scraps:  Flamingo Five items, Pink Paislee 365 Degrees Collection.

Here is my Owl Coaster Album. I used the Flamingo Five items as well as papers from Pink Paislee 365 collection. I used the 6x6 paper pack -- the perfect sized papers for this album. I also cut my photos using a 2" scallop punch, adhering them with either Glue Dots or Pop Dots. One thing I wanted to note about my approach to mini albums: I always break them in half. Most minis are sold in way more pieces than I need for a single project, so breaking this one in half makes two 3-piece (or 6-pages back-to-back) albums. I like that it stretches my purchase further and makes the mini less intimidating to fill.

Genie's take:

From Flamingo Scraps: Flamingo Five items; Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Antique Linen and Peeled Paint.
Other Supplies:  Bazzill Basics cardstock, Fancy Pants patterned paper & buttons (Little Sprout), Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol Ink in Butterscotch, Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type, Spare Parts letters, Crafter's Workshop Template.

I think the theme of my layout is INK!!  Just about everything used here is altered in some way with Tim Holtz Distress Inks or Adirondack Alcohol Ink.  First I created the background using a brick template and Distress Ink.  I inked the lace trim and the flowers with two colors of Distress Ink, and the pearls were altered using Adirondack Alcohol Ink.  Chipboard is always a challenge for me, but this cute owl gave me my title and worked well as a journal spot once covered in patterned paper (and inked, of course!)

Amanda's take:

From Flamingo Scraps:  Flamingo Five items; Ranger Cotton Candy & Icicle Stickles; Prima Clear Stamp Paintables Flower #1; Tim Holtz Distress Ink in tattered rose
Other Supplies:  Basic Grey Urban Prairie patterned papers, Fiskars postage stamp punch; Martha Stewart butterfly confetti punch; American Crafts pen

I absolutely LOVE this coaster album from Maya Road!  So much so, that I made this, saved the other four owls from the set and then made another album out of a second coaster set!!  You can see my other owl mini album Who Loves You? over on my blog later today.  I have been wanting a place to jot down quotes for later use and this is the perfect size!  I just cut some white cardstock and stamped it with a new Paintables stamp from Prima & some tattered rose distress ink to give it a little bit of a background.  Super easy and now I have a cute new critter that lives on my desk! :)

Suzanne's take:

From Flamingo Scraps: Flamingo Five items; Maya Mist in Cherry Metallic (Cardinal) and Lemon Metallic (Straw)
Other supplies:  Daisy D's pp from my stash; Bazzill cardstock for the journaling; embroidery hoop

In my family, owls mean one thing -- my Daddy's nickname for Mama -- The Big Owl.  Dating back to their college courting days, it refers to Mama being the president of Chi Omega Sorority, the owl is their mascot, during their senior year at the University of Florida.  This little owl mobile incorporates the colors, purposes, ideals, flower and gems of Chi Omega!

So here we are at the end of our second Flamingo Five and we hope you enjoyed it!  Please come back and join us on the 15th of next month to see what we made with a new batch of five goodies from Flamingo Scraps!  We hope that we have inspired you and we'd love to see what you make if you do, so please stop by and share it with us!

And don't forget about our anniversary giveaways... make sure you enter yourself in each week's new giveaway on Wednesday!!  


  1. I love them all! Those supplies look so fun to work with. I would have gone immediately to the mini album route, so it is especially fun to see that Suzanne and Genie took them in such a different direction.

  2. Love seeing all the things everyone did with the Flamingo 5, especially the owl mini album!!! Great job ladies!

  3. I love the Flamingo 5! It's so cool to see the different ideas and as usual I am very impressed and inspired!

  4. Wowwwwwwwwwwww! These are ALL AMAZING!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeee everyone's take on this! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  5. These projects are so beautiful and creative! Love to see how everyone puts their own spin on the Flamingo Five!

  6. Amada, adorei essas corujas vc tem o molde pra me mandar por email? amooo corujas..parabens seu blog é lindo..beijos

  7. They are all uniquely adorable!

    Can anyone tell me who makes those yummy alphas from Diana's album cover at the top?


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