Monday, December 24, 2012

Teresa Collins Now and Then Collection Mini Album

OK here is my latest Mini Album from Teresa Collins collection. I used 2 small pocket envelopes and had seen a video on this and decided to change the whole thing around. So if you might be interested on making one of these let me know and I will do a video on how I did this.
When I first got it I thought pretty papers I do not want to use them....But then when I started creating this I found that I am utterly in love with this collection!! As each page went together I was loving it more. I used the paper pack and the embellishments that came in the paper pack. I did have to use 2 more sheets of paper that could easily just use plain cardstock for the tags inside the envelopes. I did use a few things more on this album like Tim Holtz Walnut Stain and Rumble Ribbon from But, that is pretty much it.

Here is a list of items I used from that I used on this project.

Maya Road Trinket Pins Vintage Pearl
Maya Road Trinket Pins Hearts & Pearls
Prima Alencon Lace 1
Prima Alencon Lace 2
Prima Alencon Lace 3 Prima Alencon Lace 3
Prima Cabachon Lace 1
Prima Metal Treasures Street Lamps
Teresa Collins Now & Then 12×12 Collection Pack

Sunday, December 16, 2012 Discount Coupons

Here are some awesome coupons from Flamingo Scraps!! It is a small based store in Florida. I am on the Design Team and LOVE all that she carries!! Be sure to check out their blog at

Here are some yummy Coupons to share with you. You have until December 25, 2012 to use these coupons.

Have a great day!!!!


Tuesday, December 11, 2012

"Memories" Mini Album for Flamingo Scraps

I used Teresa Collins Vintage finds on this mini album “Memories”. I just love this collection and the extra piece of the die cut cardstock that you get in this is just awesome!! You can find this collection at On this mini album I decided to do a hinge binding with Chipboard covers and the pages are made out of a coffee maker box. Yes it is up cycled!! It made it kind of thick but I like chunky things. LOL I also handmade the flowers out of this collection…and I must say I LOVE using it for flowers!! This paper is so thick and works up just awesome!! I hope you enjoy this book that I made. It actually ended up being….18 pages. I know I must be crazy!! LOL But, it will be a nice Christmas present for one of my friends. Hope you all are having a Wonderful Christmas Season….and do not forget to stop by at for all of your scrapping supply needs! And check out for more inspiration from the other gals!! Until next time be scrappy and enjoy the Season.

Products used on this Mini Album
Teresa Collins - Vintage Find Paper collection
Teresa Collins - Vintage Find Flashcards
Maya Road - Kraft Envelope Rectangle
Tim Holtz Alterations Die- Sewing Room
Tim Holtz Alterations Die- Various On The Edge Dies
Tim Holtz Alterations Die – Tattered Flowers
Tim Holtz Alterations Die - Tattered Flowers Strip
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Gathered Twigs
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Antique Linen
Ranger - Glossy Accents
Adirondack – Acrylic Paint Dabber Snow Cap
Tattered Angel's - Flower Power
Various Ribbons from my stash

Stay calm, and SCRAP on !!!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

November's Flamingo Four

For November, Design Team members Erin, Alicia, Cindy and I each received the following items:

Glimmer Mist (Clam Bake)
assorted wood veneers
lacy trim
an empty Maya Road tin

You can find Glimmer Mist, all sorts of veneers, beautiful trims and tins full of Maya Road goodies in the Flamingo Scraps store. After seeing the projects, you may want to make one or more of them for yourself! Flamingo Scraps Shop-

When I received this Maya Roads tin I right away decided what I could do with it....Mini Album!! I first painted it with Tim Holtz Acrylic Paint Dabbers Pink Sherbet first and then a layer Elmer's Glue then Cranberry. Then I let it dry so I could start working on it. I just love how I got the wide cracks with this effect. Then I distressed it with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink to give it that Old and rustic look. I also sprayed Clam Bake Mist by Tattered Angels that had an green but old worn look to it. That gave me the sheen that I was desiring to. I used Prima Romance Novel 6 X 6 paper pack, chipboard, 3 index file cards (cut down) I also made hinges to connect the book pages together. These are the items that I used to make my Mini Album inside. Then I thought a I grabbed the lace that was in my bag and thought some distressing (dirty hands with Cranberry paint and Brushed Corduroy Ink still on my hands) sprayed it with Clam Bake ruffled it up and This was my finishing tie to this tin. I had so much fun with this challenge using something that I have not ever tried before!

Here is my project....hope you like!!

Hop on over to and you will see the other girls projects.


Friday, November 23, 2012

Designing With 7 Gypsies at Flamingo Scraps

Hope all is doing well here at the flock today!! This week I decided to do a mini album using 7 Gypsies Avignon paper and using business size envelopes #10 (Size 4 1/8” X9 ½”) to create with. I have seen many different versions of this envelope mini. So, I did mine the way I wanted and changed it up a bit. I did not cut any of the envelopes anywhere else except for about a ¼ inch off of the top.
I decided to try some Brushed Sage Distress Ink instead of using my regular Brushed Corduroy or Vintage Photo. I liked it but, I think I will go back to my usual. LOL I also used washers as you will see in the photos to reinforce the binding. I also added some paper to them…because they seemed a bit to flimsy. Hope you like my mini as much as I had fun making it.

The supplies that I used on this is as follows
7 Gypsies Avignon Paper Pack 8x8
97% Complete Real Tags Assortment Pack-Color
97% Complete Real Tags Savannah
97% Complete Real Tag Pocket
Canvas Corp- Fabric Trading Cards
Burlap Trading Cards
Small bags with tags
Black Mini Cloths Pin
Prima Flowers item# 537814 Symphony Blend Andante white
Prima Flowers that I have had in my stash forever.
Prima Ribbon that I have had in my stash
Prima Vintage Trinkets Item# 930059
Item# 930073
Item# 930011
Item# 930004
Item# 549749
Item# 930028
Tim Holtz Distress Ink- Bundled Sage
Chit Chat Verbiages
Film Strip Ribbon
Tissue Tape
Rhinestone Paper clips
Tattered Angels- Antique Brass
The Adhesives that I used were Fabri-Tac, Glossy Accents, Scotch Tape Glider
Other Ribbons and Buttons that I have had in my stash.
Handmade Clay tiles

Flamingo Scraps or the new store which is set to open VERY soon

If you have any questions please feel free to ask and I will be happy to answer them. Have a blessed day!!