Friday, November 30, 2012

November Flamingo 4

Hi everyone!  
One of the activities that the team over at Flamingo Scraps participates in is called the Flamingo Four.  Each month, four of the design team members are sent the same four supplies and we are challenged to see how we can each use them!  This month, our supplies were Maya Mist, a Maya Road tin, some wood veneers and some awesome trim.  

I decided to create a shadowbox out of my Maya Road tin.  I dug through all of my stuff that I collected while we were in Hawaii, and found this awesome postcard (that I had completely forgotten that I had picked up).  I also found and loved the turquoise paisley background paper, but it was too bright to go with the colors in the postcard, so I just spritzed it with the Clam Bake Glimmer Mist and did the same with the bright white trim.  The mist gave a great color to the trim, and a little shimmer to the background paper!  I painted the rectangular wooden piece with a light coat of gesso and then wiped at it with a damp paper towel so I got a kind of whitewashed look, then I used some Jenni Bowlin rub-ons for "aloha".  I sprayed the heart veneer with both Color Shine and the Clam Bake glimmer mist to give it a bit of dimension and used some paint, Stickles and another little spritz of glimmer mist for the flower.  I decided to keep the slogan portion of the tin, so I rubbed it with a little teal Staz-On and added a little more of the patterned paper around the edge.  I just glued the flower and butterfly on the edge and presto!  Done!

Head over to the Flamingo Scraps blog to check out what Erin, Ramona and Cindy did with the same supplies!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Flamingo Scraps Sale!

Just wanted to let everyone know that Suzanne over at Flamingo Scraps has a couple of great sales this weekend for Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. Just an example of some of the great deals you will see:  Prima products are 40% off, Maya Road is 30% and FabScraps are 40% as well.
So... go over, check out the new and improved shop and website at and pick up some great deals on some beautiful products for all of your holiday projects!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Holiday Handbook - Flamingo Scraps

Hello all!

I don't know about you guys, but it seems to me that the thing I do most often around the holidays is make lists!  It starts right before Thanksgiving every year and continues into the New Year.  I like to have one place to keep all of my holiday lists, that is compact enough to fit in my purse (because you never know when you are going to have to add something to the list!)  So, I decided to make a cute little notebook with divided sections that would make it easier on me to stay organized. 

Monday, November 12, 2012

Park Fun!

Good morning everyone!  I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and if today is a holiday for you, BONUS!  :)
Below is a layout that I created for last week's Sunday Sketch over at Citrus Twist.  First, here is the sketch that Design Girl Nathalie Leonelli came up with:

And here is my take on it.

It was a lot of fun to play along with the Sunday Sketch, and I got to finally break into the October Citrus Twist kit.  I am really loving these nesting pinked circle dies and the Pink Paislee Portfolio line.

Until next time!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Flamingo Scraps - Vintage Finds

Hello! I just wanted to show off one of my latest layouts using some of the great papers you can get at Flamingo Scraps! Don’t forget to check out the AWESOME selection of embellishments, spray mists, and bling that they have as well!

For everyone who is linking through from the Flamingo Scraps blog, welcome to my little space on the web!  Have a look around, and if you like what you see, feel free to follow me!  :)  My name is Alicia, wife of Eddie, and stay-at-home mom to a great little two year old boy named Sam. We live in Houston, TX, and love getting out for adventures as a family (and I love to take pictures to preserve the memories, which gives me lots of material to scrapbook) ! 

I recently scrapped a weekend trip my husband and I took for his 35th birthday. We left Sam with my parents and took off for the New Braunfels area for a tubing trip with some old friends. Along the way, we found this cute little winery called Three Dudes and A Dog so we made a pit stop for a quick tasting.

Here are some specifics for what I used to get this look. 
Patterned papers: Heidi Swapp Vintage Chic line
"B" side of "Worldwide"
“B” side of “Beautiful Songs." 
Title plaque: Heidi Swapp's Vintage Chic

Throw in a little dark brown cardstock, pop dots and adhesive and there's the whole thing. :o)

I am really excited to be working with Flamingo Scraps and can't wait to show you what I come up with next! Don't forget to check out their blog too, and see what is new over there! 

Until next time!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012


Hello Everyone!  I hope everyone is having a wonderful Wednesday morning!  Here it is a little chilly, but nice as I sit on the back porch watching the boy play and the dogs chasing squirrels as I drink coffee and share some of my latest creations.

Today on the Flamingo Scraps blog, my fellow DT member Melissa has posted a really awesome sketch, so I decided to do my own take on it.

Last summer, we took our first trip without the boy, and went to Miami for a wedding for one of E's friends.  The day after the ceremony, Eddie and I took off with the Groom and one of his friends from high school to just drive around and see the sites.  We randomly ended up at a park on Key Biscayne and found this lighthouse and climbed to the top.

This layout was done with scraps from Heidi Swapp's Vintage Chic 8x8 collection and the chipboard stars are Pink Paislee.  A little Mr. Huey's in Water Cooler and white card stock and it all came together pretty quickly!  I am really loving the EK Success Notebook edge punch.)

Monday, November 5, 2012

Blessed Family

Just a quick update to show another layout using the October Cocoa Daisy kit and pictures from our trip to the Halter Farm Pumpkin Patch last fall.  Eddie didn't have to travel very much last fall, so we really had a lot of fun going to all of the great fall activities.
On a fun note - I am really working my way through the kits from last month!

Items used on this layout:

  • American Crafts/Amy Tangerine - Ready Set Go - Lounge Fest
  • Simple Stories - Harvest Lane - Homemade Happiness
  • Simple Stories - Bingo Cards
  • Cardstock - Chestnut & Leaf
  • Maya Road - Hexagon Chips
  • May Arts - Mustard Striped Ribbon
  • AC Flair - Halloween - Eek!
  • Punch - EK Success
  • October Afternoon label
  • Heidi Swapp Color Shine - Bronzer 
  • Heidi Swapp Color Shine - Mustard
Explore your crafty side!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

One Finger Test

Hello All!!
I hope everyone had a wonderful Halloween, and a great (and crafty) weekend!  We made a quick trip to my hometown to attend a "Touch the Truck" event that the city was putting on, and Sam had a blast.  They assembled all sorts of trucks, fire trucks, SWAT trucks, Mayflower moving truck, UPS, etc. and let the kids sit in them and climb through them.  I took lots of pictures, so there will be layouts coming featuring those.
Today's layout features a group of pictures that I took of Sam last year at a pumpkin patch.  He has always been super curious about things, and he just has to touch them.  The first touch has always been with just one finger.  Here are four pictures of him touching new things with that little finger.  I just thought it was hilarious that I was able to get him doing it so many times at the same event.  :)

Most of the items on this layout came from October's Cocoa Daisy kit.

  • Cosmo Cricket - S'more Love - Picnic
  • Cosmo Cricket - Forest Trails
  • Studio Calico - BFF
  • American Crafts Pumpkin Patch - Pumpkin Bread
  • October Afternoon Label Sticker - Road Map
  • AC/Amy Tangerine - Remarks Baxter Letters
  • AC/Amy Tangerine - Weekender Thickers
  • K&Co Journaling Tag - Wild Saffron
  • Doodlebug Designs Mini Pearls
  • Sizzix Sizzlet - Pumpkin #3