Monday, April 29, 2013

Project Life - Week 10

Hi All!
For some reason, Spring Break really threw me off from keeping up with Project Life, so I am really trying to get in gear and catch up.  I wanted to share Week 10 with everyone.  This was the week before Spring Break here, and it included a trip the the local trampoline place for Munchkin Mondays, the return of Sam's Grandparents from a trip out of town, picking strawberries and a hearing test for Sam.  I used the Studio Calico "Dear Darling" 6x6 pad and some of the cards from my Studio Calico Project Life kit.

 Close up of the left side:
and the right side:

Friday, April 26, 2013

April Flamingo Four

Hi everyone!
Alicia here with my latest Flamingo Four creation!  This month, we were given Pink Paislee's "Parisian Anthology" Dimensions Corrugated Alpha, one package of Prima Raja Sequin Centers, one Maya Road Kraft Mini Calendar, and one Graphic 45 Metal Clothespin.

I was really stumped on how to bring these items together (especially that clothes pin... man is that thing solid!)  But, since the sequin centers were navy, they sort of reminded me of the hand-beaded flowers that my husband's Aunt Carol made for my wedding bouquet, so I thought I would put together a little frame with our last name, and one of the little calendars with our anniversary circled to help my husband remember the important date.  I used some inks and colored the letters and arranged them on some cardstock to fit the frame.  I then added the sequin centers as accents to the letters and nestled that calendar in.  Because of the heft of the clothes pin, I just adhered it into the corner so the frame itself could help support it, with the sentiment "Remember" facing outward.

This is always such a fun project to do!  Head over to the Flamingo Scraps blog to see what the rest of the talented ladies on the design team came up with these same supplies!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Well Traveled on the Train

I am back with a layout using Carta Bella's Well Traveled line!  When I saw these papers and all of the trains, I knew it would be perfect for these pictures of my son on the train at Hermann Park here in Houston.  As you can probably tell by the look on his face in this picture, he LOVES the train, and has the cutest little "woo-woo" that he lets out when ever he sees one!
All of the papers in this layout come from the "Well Traveled" collection pack, which comes with both a sheet of accent stickers and one containing THREE alphas!  The "Going on a TRIP" element is available in the set of really cool chipboard elements that coordinate with this line.

Up in the corner of the main picture, I sprinkled some of the Studio Calico "Tiny Stars" wood veneers that I used some of the Heidi Swapp Color Shine (Black Velvet) and an inkpad (the maroon stars) to coordinate with the rest of the layout.

I just loved this "We are going by:" element on the sticker sheet and thought it would be perfect here.  I add some interest in this bottom corner, I used some more of the washi and created two layers of pennants and then added one made out of one of the scraps left over from the layering in the center of the layout and added one of the Studio Calico words from the "Just My Type" wood veneers and another one of the Studio Calico stars.

The striped and train print washi tapes are also part of this collection, and it looks like they are currently sold out in the store, but can be special ordered for you by Suzanne!  Just drop her an email at: if you are interested!
Head on over to Flamingo Scraps and grab up some of this awesome collection before it's gone!
Until next time!