Flamingo Four — February 2013

It’s time for another Flamingo Four Challenge! I really do love these. I love the element of surprise, wondering what sort of fun things I will receive to work with. I love the creative release that I get every time. I love the way the Flamingo Four kits are made up of elements that I would never have imagined putting together, yet they go together perfectly! Here’s what I got to play with this time. The first item is two sheets of paper from the Heidi Swapp Vintage chic collection: Bookeeping and Just Dots. Then, some Glitz stamps, some stick pins, and finally a domino.

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I found a picture of my sweet Friend Lea. She is one of those girls that is more like a sister than a friend. I have known her for over 22 years and hope I get the privilege to call her a friend for many more. She is warm and sweet and loving and genuine. I can’t tell you how special she is. Such a beautiful person! This picture is from a day when we were in high school and I had borrowed my older sister’s boyfriend’s camera and we went to the park to take pics. This camera was the first professional style camera that I ever played with. It was an SLR, before the digital era. It was so cool! I know this isn’t the best photography and I had no idea what I was doing with it, but we had such fun playing with the “professional” camera. The Heidi Swapp paper is timeless and goes with any style of picture.

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The stamp set included in this collection was so romantic and vintage! I loved it and couldn’t wait to use it. The postage stamp part of it was so elegant and ephemeral at the same time. A true “classic” look!

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Again, this paper was so beautiful and timeless. I used a lot of punches to accentuate the classic beauty of the paper. This tab punch definitely caught the essence of the paper.

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The gorgeous pins were just so easy to use. They are so trendy and fun and they add some glam and sparkle! The domino was a special treat as well. Coincidentally my grandfather loved to play dominoes and he was quite good at it. He would usually win when he played with the adults, but whenever he played with his grand-kids he would always let us win!

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The rose stamp from the stamp set was soooo pretty! LOVE it!

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I added to the detail of this stamp by sewing over it. The straight lines leading toward the photo also subtly accentuate the face in the photo.

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The butterflies are made from a punch and the Heidi Swapp paper as well. I left the threads at the tail end of the butterflies to give them a sense of flight and movement.

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I look forward to my next Flamingo Four! And, you know what? If you would like to use these four products and do something different, I would love to see what you did with it. You can upload your project to my FaceBook page. Seriously, show me what you can do with these four items. Girl, I know you can do something awesome! In the mean time hop on over to the Flamingo Scraps blog to see what Cindy, Alicia and Ramona did with their Flamingo Four projects.

Don’t forget to check the Flamingo Scraps store daily as Suzanne is adding more products from the Winter 2013 CHA releases.

Abigail–Scrapbookista

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