Friday, May 31, 2013

Ustream - June 3, 2013

Please join Tonya Gibbs & Flamingo Scraps on Monday, June 3 at 8:30 est on Ustream as Tonya creates a layout using this sketch shared by Flamingo Scraps Designer, Melissa Williams, earlier last week. 

This sketch is going to get a masculine twist when Tonya uses Heidi Swapp and Pink Paislee papers and embellies from Flamingo Scraps

Make sure you join the crowd, early.

There will not be a kit this month. As always, we will do our best to record the show for those who can't make it live.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Journal for Mixed Media

This time I thought I would do something different, and since I needed a mixed media journal, that's the direction I took.. I used the Engraver line by Prima Marketing and lots of other goodies. Now I have somewhere to create journaling pages on since it is the rage right now. 

This is the Cover of my journal

Prima Engraver 6×6 Paper Pad

Here is a cluster that I made with the Prima Brentton Vine Scrip

Prima Bretton Vine Script
Prima SIIC Circles Clear
Prima Sherwood Rose Truffle
Prima Classic Cream Roses
Maya Road Trinket Pins Crystals
Prima Wood Icons in a Box – Birds & Owls

Prima Tiny Junkyard Findings Vintage Trinkets — Nuts & Bolts

Here is a Prima Wooden Clock topped with a Junkyard finding and Tiny Junkyard finding on top

Prima Wood Icons in a Box – Typewriters & Clocks
Prima Tiny Junkyard Findings Vintage Trinkets — Gears

Wooden Tab Painted with Tim Holtz Distress Paint with screw on top distressed

Studio Calico Wood Veneer Tabs
Prima Tiny Junkyard Findings Vintage Trinkets — Screw Heads

Prima Metal Paper Clips Keys

Back cover of my journal

Open with many pages to journal on. You can take this out and remove each page so that you can work on it without getting it all dirty.

Heidi Swapp Color Shine Tinsel
Maya Road Vintage Jewel Rhinestone Trim – Iridescent Diamond
Tim Holtz Distress Paint

The Give Away

Go here to enter the giveaway.

Hope you like my new Journal to create some different techniques on. Hope you find inspiration in this to make your own journal. Most of the products used on this journal was gotten at Flamingo Scraps If you can't find an item used on this project in the store, contact Suzanne and she'll take care of  you.

Have a great week!!
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Monday, May 27, 2013

Quick Frame

Hello Flock Fans!
Alicia here, and I am back with a quick frame idea.

First, I coated the whole frame with a coat of pink paint, then let it dry.  I then cut this great polka dot paper from the Heidi Swapp Serendipity line to size, inked all of the edges with Prima Chalk ink in Attic Dust, and adhered it to the wooden frame using a little Modge Podge and a foam brush.  I made sure to give it a good coating and let it dry.
I used my circle punch to create the different layers of the flower and inked those edges with Attic Dust as well and then distressed the edges and layered them, finishing the flower off with a rhinestone in the middle.  For the banners, I took two of the Heidi Swapp Color Pop Banners, and sprayed them with Heidi Swapp Color Shine and then layered them together and adhered them to the frame.  I finished it off by adding the sentiment with some random letter stickers I had in my stash.  It came together pretty quickly, I just had to do a little waiting to let things dry.
Make sure you check out the Flamingo Scraps store to pick up some of this great Heidi Swapp stuff before it is all gone!!
Until next time!

Friday, May 24, 2013

More sketchy goodness from Flamingo Scraps!

Good morning Flamingo Flock!

With the end of May approaching, I'm finding myself spending less time in my scrapbook space and more time outside, which I love and hate at the same time. I like to make my pages quick and easy once summer hits, and we all know that sketches are one of my favorite ways to speed up the scrapping process. I made one up, especially for Flamingo Scraps, this month, utilizing a combination of 4x6 and square photos (something like an Instagram photo, if you'd like)! 

So, for my take, I used the actual image I took, in black and white, plus the photo I uploaded to Instagram, as well. I'm really loving how this turned out, what with the Teresa Collins Now & Then Collection to give my page its color combo, the background paper masked and misted with Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Tropicana Teal and Sweet Cherry, then masked again with molding paste.  I used some Tim Holtz Distress Stain in Broken China for the larger splatters. My embellishments were a Websters Pages tree charm, a Studio Calico Wood Veneer Banner, a few pieces of Studio Calico Wood Veneers that I got in Sampler Pack 1, and some Maya Road Cording (available in cloud in the store, it can be colored whatever color you'd like to match). I painted the veneers with Tim Holtz Distress Paint (available via special order) in Broken China and Fired Brick, and used some little paper clips to hold my little paper embellishments from the Now & Then Collection in place. 

I just love the bright grunginess of the background. Here's a closer look: 

And I kept the title small, as compared to my sketch, just because I liked the idea of putting it on the banner:

I shared the sketch with the rest of the design team, in case they wanted to join me, and Kathleen came up with this:

Not only that, but Tonya is going to use this sketch on her uStream on June 3rd, so make sure you tune in if you want to see sketch creation in action! 

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Maya Road Acrylic Butterfly Album & 30% Off Maya Road Coupon Code !!

Nothing says happy, happy to me like an new idea that comes with it's own coupon ! My project is an acrylic butterfly mini album from Maya Road. I've never done a mini , but admire the ones I've seen from other people and decided to give it a go ! To sweeten the deal, when you visit Flamingo Scraps, use coupon code kathleenmaya30 to receive 30% off all your Maya Road goodies. Click on the link to the store above ! Coupon good 12:01 a.m. May 22th through May 29th EDT, and cannot be combined with other offers.

 I love the cover for this album. I've had this paper in my stash for years and have no idea what line it is, but theMaya Road Tu Tu Tulle Trim in Teal, say THAT three times fast, really gives it the feel of fluttery wings. The antennas are actually some Prima SIIC that I "refitted" for this project. The body is some of the same Prima, cut up even more, and some bling from the stash.To make your pattern, you can trace around one of the acrylic pages on a piece of regular white printer paper. Scan it, then use your patterned, or solid, papers in your printer. Print, then cut. Just make sure you trim your paper to fit the printer, and if it comes out on the wrong side, just flip it, reprint then cut.

For the first page, more paper from the stash and the flower is Maya Road Burlap For the antennas I used Maya Road Heart Trinket pins. I just stuck them between the paper and acrylic while the Zip Dry was drying and they've been pretty secure. Unless otherwise specified, the papers used for this were from "the stash".

I am seriously in love with the Maya Road  Tu Tu Tulle in Lemon ! Flamingo scraps also carries the burlap flowers in this color. Loooove it ! The antennas are Maya Road Trinket Pinks Green Flowers swirl in the left bottom corner is Prima SIIC with small cream flowers. For some added sparkle, Stickles around the edges came to the rescue.
Websters Pages Petite Ruffled Trim Gold is used with the tulle and washi tape across the center.The Maya Road Gingham Fabric tape in Ocean would be even BETTER for this. They say hindsight is 20/20 !

 Maya Road lowercase letters,Tu Tu Tulle in Vintage Beige ,borders this page. A Websters Resin Butterfly completes this look.

I had a piece of laser cut paper with butterflies, so I cut one out and backed it with white card stock . The acrylic butterfly is covered with black card stock. I used a gel roller to make "stitches" and put the laser cut butterfly on a piece of black card stock that fit only the bottom half to create a pocket. Stickles make the wings shimmer, and I cut up a piece of Prima SIIP for the black dots.

Tu Tu Pleated Tulle Cinnamon, Maya Road gives a fluttery look to this page that has swirled embossed white card stock  I highlighted with red ink and clear Stickles. The antennas are Maya Road Trinket Pinks Pearls while the clothespin and bling body are from my stash. This would be great for a Valentine book.

The back is flocked card stock.  I love how well the tulle works with this side as well.

That's all there is to it. A pretty simple, yet elegant looking mini that makes a great gift. A word of advice. You might want to buy TWO of these beauties because if you make one to give, you'll be certain to wish you had one for yourself !  I bought two and plan on adding to this album.

Don't forget to visit the store at and use coupon code kathleenmaya30 to enjoy a 30% discount on your Maya Road yummies !!! Coupon good 12:01 a.m. May 22nd through May 29th EDT and cannot be combined with other offers.

Have a safe and HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY from all of us here at Flamingo Scraps.


Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Birthday Cards From The Flock & HAPPY BIRTHDAY SUZANNE !!!

We interrupt our normally scheduled program to give a big, pink, blinged out, feathery, HAPPY BIRTHDAY wish, to none other than our fearlessLeader of The Flock Suzanne.
Most people don't realize how busy the "behind the scenes" details of running a successful, and busy store, a blog, and life in general can be. Not to mentionthe fact that she's active in her community, church, and is always there for a friend or family member in need. Suzanne does all these things, and more. I don't know how she finds the time, or energy, but I'm glad she does.

Since everyone loves surprises, our feathery little Flockinistas and I thought we'd throw a "blog party" of sorts by making cards for Suzanne with FABULOUS items from Flamingo Scraps and have a birthday card blog bash. Each person's card is featured below with a brief description and the products we used from Flamingo Scraps. So be sure to head on over to get your scrap happy card making goodies.(In celebration of her birthday, Suzanne is giving 43% OFF your order from 12:01 a.m. until midnight, Tuesday, May 21st. Discount excludes Prima Ink Sets and Julie Nutting preorder stamps. Use coupon code "suzanne" Bet she didn't think she'd be seeing this posted on a birthday blog ! )

Our first card is from Alicia :

Happy Birthday Suzanne!
For this card, I used a yellow card base, and sprayed one of the FabScraps chipboard shapes with some white Mr. Huey's to give it a base coat and let it dry, and then sprayed with the Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Bronzer. I cut some grass some random scrap paper trim that I had and sprayed it with Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Mustard and Tropicana Teal to give it a little shine. I created the banner at the top out of scraps from the Heidi Swapp Serendipity line, and inked the edges around the sentiment and the entire card front with Prima Ink in "Old Road." After piecing together the card, I decided to add   the Prima Light Pink flower accents to give it more of a garden feel.                                                                                                                                              

Next is Cindy de Rosier, our Flamingo Four ( F4) coordinator.

Do you recognize the supplies I used? They're leftovers from the six months I've been the Flamingo Four Coordinator! Here's a rundown:

November F-4: I used the Clam Bake Glimmer Mist to give some color and shine to the paper that holds the sentiment.
December F4: A little grey paint transformed the Maya Road chipboard frame into a resting place for the initial.
January F4: The only item still left from January was the sparkly Pink Paislee Vintage Vogue button. It adds fun shine to the card.
February F4: The base of the card is Heidi Swapp "Vintage Chic" patterned paper. There's a subtle ledger print on the B-side,
which provided nice, straight guidelines for writing my message on the
March F4: The yellow and striped papers are Pink Paislee's "Indigo Bleu." I love the colors and subtle patterns.
April F4: The S is from Pink Paislee's 'Parisian Anthology' Corrugated Alphabet. This was only the second letter I've used from the package, so expect to see these pop up plenty of times in the future!

I had so much fun challenging myself to use up the leftovers! It was
tempting to skip a month (I'm looking at you, January button...) but
in the end I think the card shows a perfect marriage of Flamingo
Scraps products and my style.

This beautiful card is from Erin.

Patterned paper - Pink Paislee and Heidi Swapp
Paper cut outs – Pink Paislee
Mist – Heidi Swapp
Card stock
Alpha – Prima

All the way from Kalamazoo, this card is from Melissa.

I appreciate Suzanne so much for all the generosity and love she   not only gives to her local community, but also the scrap booking community, and I wanted to reflect some of the love that I have for her and Flamingo Scraps in my card... wanting it to be more than just a birthday card, but a celebration of her and Flamingo Scraps, as well. I used the Teresa Collins Now and Then Collection for the majority of this card, supplementing the design with the Maya Road Instant Photo Frame Singleton Stamp. I folded an inch-and-a-half strip of the Teresa Collins' paper and cut triangles from it to make the banner.

Suzanne, I really hope your birthday is full of wonderful things! You're loved and appreciated by all of us on the Flockinistas. Never forget that!

Our next pretty in pink Flockinista is Ramona
Maya Road Trinket Pins Crystals
Plus Corp Decoration Roller — Filmstrip
Prima Merci Pastel Mix
Prima Wood Icons in a Box – Typewriters & Clocks

 Peeking out again, it's me, Kathleen .

I love TH products, so for the card I used two sheets of TH Grunge with swirls that I misted with the Maya Road "Maya Mist Metallic Gold", then used Tim Holtz paint "Peeled Paint" over that, and blotted gently. The Fab Scraps Die Cut Cherub is painted with TH "Antique Linen" and "Mustard Seed". Letters from the Maya Road Lisa Lowercase are painted with TH Paints. The yellow trim is Maya Road Burlap Trim "Lemon

Last , but certainly not least, the infamous Tonya Gibbs.

Suzanne, I hope you have a fantastic birthday my Friend.   I have had an absolute blast the past few years contributing to Flamingo Scraps and watching it grow.   You truly amaze me with your energy.  I have enjoyed many laughs  with you - and I look forward to what the future holds.  My card features From Flamingo: Hope Chest - Pink Paislee - Seam Binding, Prima Roses, Prima Lace

We all had a BLAST making these cards for Suzanne. Keeping it a secret was the most fun part I think. From all of us, to you Suzanne. For all you've done, all you're doing, and that you'll do, HAPPY BIRTHDAY & WE LOVE YA LOTS !! Be sure to visit the store by clicking on the link, and feel free to post and wish Suzanne a happy birthday ! Don't forget to visit the store by clicking on the link listed above, and take advantage of coupon code, suzanne , to recieve your discount !

Friday, May 17, 2013

Gift Bag Ideas using Journal Cards

Every year we have a ton of thank you gifts to give to teachers for all my kids.  I wanted to give a special gift to my son's teacher this year and that included the wrapping just to show her how much she meant to us this year.

I took a regular brown paper gift bag (like a small lunch bag, same ones used for the brown paper bag albums) and used spray mist (Heidi Swapp) to color it to match the Pink Paislee Journal Cards.  I layered 4 different card on top of each other to create a fun layered look.  The I did my faux bling pearls with liquid pearls and placed a flower on top.

The flower is made from Webster's ruffle bloomers and a Gluber (wind the ribbon around the gluber to make it look like a pretty flower) - really easy!!  I took the remaining ruffle ribbon and used it to tie the bag closed (I punched two holes in the top after folding over the top of the bag, the ribbon is holding the bag closed).

There are tons of uses for your paper scraps or for these journal cards - here is just one!!  So head on over to the Flamingo Scraps Store 
 and take a look!!

Supplies Used
Paper bag


Erin Reed

Thursday, May 16, 2013

An AHAAAA Moment -- My Fairy Garden!!!

I have wanted to make a Fairy Garden forever -- I must have a ton of them on my Pintrest Board.  I've seen the miniatures others have used; some of them available from vendors Flamingo Scraps uses.  But then came the AHAAA moment!!!!  I had everything I needed in the store -- well, except the pot and plants.  I just used a little imagination and ingenuity, and I had a unique Fairy Garden that (I think anyway) is as pretty as any I've seen!!!

Fairy Garden using embellishments from Flamingo Scraps!

I started with a shallow terracotta bowl with a drainage hole;  then laid in some rocks and added my plants.  I used four types of Sedum -- but any type of low-growing, mounding moss or groundcover hardy in your area would do.  I filled in the areas between the plants with larger black rocks.

With my garden ready, it was time to work on the Fairy part!

I chose my embellishments and attached wooden skewers with E6000 adhesive.

I chose pieces from Prima -- metal and resin, Melissa Frances resin, Wendy Vecchi resin, and a piece of Tim Holtz mirror paper.  I used two of each piece and attached the wooden skewers between them, but once the garden was assembled, I realized that was really overkill!  The fence pieces and the flamingos are from a "miniature flamingo garden" a friend gave me awhile back and were just toooo perfect!

More shots of the embellishments being assembled.
This shot shows off the "water feature" crafted from Prima metal and
Tim Holtz mirror paper and the pair of pink flamingos standing guard!

I do believe a fairy left her bicycle leaning against
the picket fence and ventured into the garden! 

A bunny peeks out from some foliage and
there are birds at the birdbath and birdhouse!
I am so happy with my Fairy Garden and thrilled with the way the embellishments worked out!  I'm calling this a waaaaaaaay off the page project!!

Thanks for stopping by -- and check out the store for embellishments you can use in interesting and unique ways!!!!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Another Carta Bella Well Traveled Page

I'm still having fun with my honeymoon pics! This was a fun surprise that we came back to. The steward (the guy who cleans your room up) left us this cute lil mouse in a cup! Ok, not a real mouse, but cute nonetheless. This was the first of three, yes THREE, towel animals they made for us. So they go to a special school for that?...The paper I used here is from the Carta Bella Well Traveled collection. I gessoed over the middle part to give me some journaling space. Then, I stamped over the gesso at the top and the bottom to give it some interest.
Here's the interactive part. Notice that the paper I used to hold the two pics is actually one of the post cards from the Carta Bella Well Traveled collection! I also used some pennant stickers from that collection.
Check out how cute this embellishment cluster is! I used more stickers here and just lined them up with the ones I used on the front that way no sticky parts were left exposed.
Here are a few more stickers. Did I mention that the Well Traveled collection comes with a LOT of stickers?
I decided to frame the little mouse with a wooden frame from Studio Calico.
This sticker with the swirly-do sits atop the two banner stickers. I thought is looked more finished this way.
Here's some of that journaling on top of the gesso. Always write in your own hand writing. It's more real.
Abigail--Scrapbookista for Flamingo Scraps
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