Wednesday, March 27, 2013


Today is the release of the first issue of  Life.Paper.Scrapbook.  In their own words, they are

"an Australian quarterly, online publication that is dedicated to showcasing designers from all around the world to inspire each other, explore current trends and techniques and most importantly to celebrate our love of scrapbooking and paper crafts. This is a place to share our style, designs and creations with like minded crafters from around the world."

The issue is filled with tons of inspiration and lots of different looks from all over the world.  Also, on pages 88-89 is MY PROJECT LIFE SPREAD for Week Two of this year!!!  :o)  I am so excited to be a part of such a great compilation of wonderful work!

Go check out the whole issue, it really is filled with so many different awesome ideas!

Hello Spring

Hello Flockinistas!
Alicia here, back again, this time with a couple of easy cards that I have created for the spring from the great supplies you can get at Flamingo Scraps!

First up, I decided to use the Maya Road Fabric Tape to weave an egg pattern on a card made out of cardstock.  I just drew the egg shape on the card and then cut vertical strips within the borders of the egg.  I then cut strips of the fabric tape, and weaved them in and out of the strips to create this woven effect.   I decided to try my hand at the hand stitching that is showing up here and there these days and went around the outside of the woven egg with some green twine. Finally, I created a little sentiment banner with some cardstock, rub-ons, and then stamped the polka dots with one of the Prima Washi Tape stamps and Prima Chalk ink in Old Rose.

 Next up, I decided that I really wanted to use these FabScraps Pinwheels to create an adorable card for spring.  First, I used some Diamond Glaze and outlined the sections that I wanted for the pink glitter and sprinkled on the glitter.  I let it dry, then came back and repeated with the green glitter.  While that way drying, I got to work on the background of the card.  I used a watermark pen and some white embossing powder to create the cloud shapes and then ran it under my heat gun.  I then took some of the Heidi Swapp Color Shine spray in Mustard and masked off the top part of the card and sprayed where I wanted the "grass" to go.  Then, I followed up by spraying Tropicana Teal all over the front of the card, rubbing over the overlapping portion to make a more green look, and wiping the "clouds" to make sure they stayed white.  Before adhering the pinwheels, I did a little more of the hand-stitching to create the stems of the pinwheels.  The sentiment was created with some scraps and the "hello" stamp from the Maya Road Snapshot Words set (this is SUCH a great set!!) stamped with another of the Prima Chalk inks, and some random letter stamps that I embossed.

I am really please how these cheery spring cards turned out and I just can't wait to send them out!  I love this time of year, and have really been enjoying the wonderful weather that we are having right now (just don't remind me about how hot it's going to be in Houston rather soon!)

Until next time!!

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Project Life - Week Nine

I am back with week nine of this year's Project Life. 
This week was another week where I played with stamps and a little addition of digital words in PSE.  

Close up shots:

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Sunset Moments - Flamingo Scraps

Hello All!
I am back to show you a little layout that came about from me simply playing around with new supplies.  Usually, I am one of those scrappers that start with a picture and create a layout, but this time, I started with the idea to create the ombre effect that is  a very popular trend at the moment, using the Heidi Swapp Color Mists on the Eggshell Maya Road Fabric Tape that is available in the Flamingo Scraps store.  Once I got the tape finished and dried, I then had to dig around to find a picture that would work with the idea I had.

Since I was already playing with the Color Mists, I decided to mist and use an ink dropper to create a bit of interest towards the top right corner.  Also I thought that most of the elements that I was going to use as embellishments should also reflect the ombre coloring, including the Prima Camera wood, the Heidi Swapp Mistable tags, the Studio Calico veneer and the Pink Paislee stars. To finish up and fill in some areas that I thought still needed something, I found some coordinating Prima flowers and stamped one of the new Prima Washi Tape stamps a couple of times, and added the word "date" from the Maya Road Instant Photo Frame singleton stamp.

Here is another angle to show the great shine that these sprays really add to the layout and how much fun a little dimension also adds!

Until Next Time!

Friday, March 1, 2013

Project Life - Week Eight

Hi everyone!
I am back today with my Week Eight for Project Life!  As of this entry, I am for all intents and purposed, UP TO DATE!!  :)  Also, I am participating in Michelle Bostinelos' Saturday blog hop , so for everyone who this is their first time to my blog, welcome and have a look around!  I would love to hear feed back on the stuff I have here!

This week contains a two page spread with a small insert of a couple of additional pictures from our date night out at the Rodeo Cook-Off with friends.  I found myself with less pictures than normal, but was still able to get together some that I truly loved!

Here is the whole spread, not showing the insert:

I used the washi to tie the journaling card to the photo of my goofy husband with his camo hat full of USB thumb drives, and used one of the Ali Edwards stamps from Technique Tuesday, directly on the photo.  The calendar on my date card is stamped from the Amy Tangerine date stamp.  Love that thing!! A close up of our "art" on the back patio and an overview of the whole mess add additional color.

The top image is a picture of the poster that was hanging at Sam's school, thanking our class for putting together the Teacher's Luncheon that I helped coordinate.  I just had to include the picture of Sam as a pirate...  It is actually a screen shot from the computer.  Eddie was on a Google Conference with his boss, and let Sam sit in his lap.  He turned on the "Special Effects" and created our weird little pirate.  I needed a filler card, and saw this Red Wine "poem" on Pinterest and just thought it was too funny!  Pictures of Sam opening the blinds in the morning, a late arriving birthday card and friends at the cook-off, round out the pictures this week.

Here is a close up of the small insert (this is one from the Sn@p line).  Just a easy title card, and then pictures of me and Eddie and then of Eddie and his old roommate Andy.

All of the papers I used this week came from My Mind's Eye "School Daze" 6x6 paper pad, with a little Freckled Fawn washi thrown in for color.

Thanks so much for stopping in!  Hope to see you all again soon!