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 !


  1. My darling precious FABULOUS friends -- it is four in the morning and tears are running down my cheeks (in a good way!). I don't think I have ever been so touched and so SURPRISED as I am by this post. I love all of you so very much for the talent, creativity, teamwork and generosity you bring to the Flamingo Scraps Design Team, but even more for friendship, fun, and caring we all share as just the Fine Feathered Friends!!! I am blessed!!!

  2. We Love you! Everyone did a fantastic job on these cards! Happy Birthday I hope you have a super fab day!

  3. Everyones cards are just amazing!!!
    Happy Birthday Suzanne!!! Hope your day is filled with nothing but Joy!! Hugs!!!

  4. Beautiful cards, everyone! I love seeing how each reflects each person's distinct style and personality. Suzanne- wishing you the best birthday ever!


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