Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Fast and Easy Lay Outs

Have you ever seen so many new and wonderful scrappy yumminess all in one place that you thought your head would explode? Well, that's what you'll find when you visit Flamingo Scraps at ! So take your aspirin, get out the ice pack, and get comfy before you visit the store because you'll be in heaven. All the latest trends and some classic goodies are sure to wow you.

I decided that I had to peek out from behind the scenes as DT coordinator to show off a few of the projects I've come up with in the last week. I did a some quick and easy LOs since I finally found my creative mojo. The hardest part was deciding which of these delish new products I was going to use first !

The first is of my son and daughter in law from their wedding. I used a blue/grey mulberry paper on a piece of black card stock, and topped it with Websters Pages Bloomers in a silvery grey. You can find these in laces/trims or the Big Pink Bird Bargain Bin. There is an assortment pack that has this color in it. It's on sale at 50% off, so get it while it lasts ! Then came the pearl teardrop trim from my FS stash, which I love. I matted the photo on black canvas textured card stock put Prima SIIC clear chevrons on the corners, journaled with my souffle pen, and voila' !

The angel wings are from Maya Road, and I painted them with "Picket Fence" from the new Tim Holtz paint collection. I ADORE these paints ! You can also use them to edges your papers. The word "Beautiful" is also Maya Road, and I dabbed it with assorted colors, Broken China, Seedless Preserves, Weathered Wood , and Picket Fence, from TH collection to resemble the colors in the sky. Not sure I really nailed it, but I like it. Thirty minutes and this project was finished !!

I really liked the Ustream Tonya did  where she layered the tags and  behind the photo and decided to do my take on it. These photos are of my grandson Gabriel, the apple of my eye, and the guy who has me wrapped around his little finger. The words "Whatever, Really, Seriously, and On Schedule" are in his vocabulary on a regular basis, much to my disdain, so this was perfect.

I used papers from the Pink Paislee Portfolio  collection, also on sale and going fast ! This kit has everything you need to create fun and beautiful projects.  The tag above and below the photo on the right is from the Pink Paislee Mistables collection. I cut it in half to extend it, and colored it with Prima Chalk, Teal Damask.

The stars are Maya Road Yellow and Turquoise Star Trinket pins, secured with a dab of Zip Dry. I shortened the pins with wire clippers, inserted between the tags, and covered them with a piece of scrap CS and taped onto the back with AF tape to avoid sharp edges. They fit over the stars on the tags perfectly so it was meant to be.  Prima SIIC chevrons are on the trim. I edged the papers and tags with Prima Chalk, Old Road. The black and white dotted fabric tape is also Maya Road.

Well, that's it for now, but I'm pretty sure I'll be back showing off a few more fast and easy projects I've come up with. Be sure to visit Flamingo Scraps for all the latest and greatest in scrappy goodness.

Be sure to catch Tonya Gibbs at  the first Monday of each month at 8:30 EST as she broadcasts live with all sorts of new techniques and tips. She follows that on the second Monday, same time, with a Q&A for additional help and ideas. If you missed any of these broadcasts, no worries ! The've been recorded so it's like having your very own Flamingo Scraps DVR !

Let's not forget the talented and ever so clever Flamingo 4 aka F4 on the fourth Friday of each month. See what Cindy deRosier and three of our VERY talented DT members create when given the same four products to base their projects on. It's simply amazing.

Have a Scrap Happy Day !



  1. Kathleen you totally ROCK!!! Love these pages and how you combined new goodies from different lines!!!! Suzanne

  2. Thanks sweetie . Love actually having my mojo back !

  3. How fun to see your projects! Beautiful!

  4. Wow!! I love both of your layouts!! You are on a creative roll!! Just awesome!!!


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