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!!


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Ole Curiosity Shoppe Mini Album

This is my 1st post as DT member for Flamingo Scraps. This is the chance of a lifetime for me, and one that I have waited a very longtime for. I am very excited, and proud, to have been chosen to work with some very talented women. Flamingo Scraps has some amazing products that you will love from all your favorite lines ,such as Prima, Tattered Angels, Maya Road, Tim Holtz, and MANY more !

You can find the store at and also a new store opening up at So fly on over and check it out !!

I created this project using the Graphic 45 Ole Curiosity Shoppe for my Design Team submission. I loved making this book with all the "fussy" cutting that I did, as well as all the little nooks and crannies to put tags into. I enjoy watching Youtube getting new ideas. Be sure to watch Tonya Gibbs on the first Monday of each month for the Flamingo Scraps Ustream event. You can get all the supplies needed to create the project that Tonya creates from Flamingo Scraps.

On this project I decided to use everything from handmade flowers, die cuts from the Cricut,and glossy accents. So, if you see something that you would like to know how to do....please let me know. Hope you like my project as much as I enjoyed making it!

Supplies used:
Ole Curiosity Shoppe 12 X 12 paper pack
Ole Curiosity Shoppe 8 X 8 paper pack
Black, brown and white cardstock
Various ribbons and trims from my stash
Cricut for the Ornamental Designs 1
Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Powders-Vintage Photo and Black Soot
Spellbinders Donna Salsar tabs dies
EK Sucess Large and Medium flower punch
Prima Trinkets for the chain to connect the book and some jewels to add that bling
Ranger Glossy Accents
Tim Holts Mini Clips
Tim Holts Scissors
Small binder clips
Score tape and Scotch

Stay calm, and SCRAP on !!!