Saturday, November 29, 2008

Flip Accordion Album

Are you getting ready for the holidays? Well here is one Amazing Holiday Album to create just in time for your Christmas pictures. Happy Creating!


  • 9 x 9 Memory Showcase Album

  • Level 2 Background and Texture Paper ( I used Aspen)

  • Assorted Aspen My Stickease

  • Bonding Memories Glue

Score two inside pages at 4 1/2 and fold like mountain peaks.

Cut: 2 pieces of cardstock 6 x 9 and glue to the left side of the mountain peak.
Cut two pieces of cardstock 3 x 9 and glue to the right side of the mountain peak.

Cut Background and Texture Paper:
  • Cut 4 pieces 9 x 9 for the front, back and inside covers.

  • Cut 2 pieces 6 x 9 for pages 1 and 3

  • Cut 2 pieces 3 x 4 1/2 for pages 1 and 3

  • Cut 4 pieces 6 x 4 1/2 for pages 2 and 4

  • Cut 2 pieces 9 x 3 for pages 2 and 4

Glue Background and Texture paper to the pages and embellish with My Stickese and Pictures. ENJOY!

Festive Flamingo ~ Cathy

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thanksgiving at my house....

.... well this thanksgiving things don't really resemble the traditional family time. Keith is trucking across America to provide for the family. He may splurge and stop at a truck stop and have some turkey and fixins'. God bless you Keith... be safe!

Justin and Sam are working hard warming up the couch... Sarah is nowhere to be found and the cat is taking a suntan! Yup... just your traditional Thanksgiving.

Well in all seriousness I am truly thankful for all that I have. Justin decided to get off the couch and make an apple and pumpkin pie. Yum! Yum! Yum! Sarah is now out getting ingredients to make the all famous Green Bean casserole. The turkey and stuffing are in the oven thanks to me.

We may not be the Cleavers but we have a roof over our heads, food on the table and love in our hearts... what more can we ask for?

Happy Thanksgiving from the Flamingo Hut to yours!~ Cathy

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving.

This thanksgiving I was going to make a list of all things I am thankful for but the more I thought about it the list was endless. God knows how thankful I am for all the blessings in my life and for all the trials to keep me humble. There are, however, a few people in my life that bring stability and love that I just could not live without and I am so thankful for that.

My beloved Keith. I love him. He is my friend and my partner. He loves me in good times and bad. He is fair and level headed. A hard worker. A great father. He is a ferocious reader. He is intelligent and funny. What more can I say... I love him! Happy Birthday today darling!

My crazy son Justin. I love him. He is bright. Funny. Challenging. Even through all the trials and tribulations over the hears I cannot begin to express how much I love him and cheer for him. I can hardly wait to see his adult life blossom. My dearest Justin had to grow up so fast. It was just him and I for many years.... I am so hoping that God will bless him with a bright future.

My dearest brother Mike and my sister-in-law, Ella. I love them. They are my rocks. They are the people that listen to me laugh and cry. They are kind and fair. They have journeyed with me through many trials over the years and have never run from me. They worry about me, they rejoice with me, they love me. They are a part of me. I am so thankful that they are a part of my life.

One thankful Flamingo signing off ~ Cathy

Saturday, November 15, 2008

We All Love Handbags...

If you're anything like me you love handbags! My budget just doesn't allow too many purchases, but how fun would it be to make these great handbag gift bags. Tuck some tissue paper into them and hide the perfect gift and you'll have one great Christmas gift for someone! Can you just hear the squeals of delight when you hand this to someone?

I can show you how to make these great handbags in December. Just join my mailing list and I will send you my December Workshop schedule so that you can join the fun at the Flamingo Hut.

One delighted Flamingo toting a handbag ~ Cathy

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Creative Time in the midst of beauty...

The weekend is here and partially complete. It's early Sunday morning and I just love the early morning quiet time that I have when my family is asleep. I perk up some wonderful coffee... let the dog out and enjoy the beautiful serene morning. Like most of you know I have recently moved back to Florida and what a blessing that has been. I find myself renewed and rejuvenated.... I love Florida! The weather is amazing! In the fall the sky becomes this deep deep blue that we just rarely saw while living in the Midwest. I tried to capture the beauty this morning from my backyard. I think I didn't thoroughly appreciate things until they were taken away, now that it's restored, I am doing the Flamingo Happy Dance!

So during my quiet weekend time I love to create. I was looking at my boring Rolodex and thought of it as a blank canvas. This is what I came up with. Now when I reach to call someone this little creative thing will bring a smile to my face and remind me what a blessing my creative time is.

Thankful Flamingo ~ Cathy

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Office Space...

So as I gear up for Monday morning and another work week ahead, I contemplated on how I was going to personalize my space. Since space is always limited in a cubicle, I decided I would work on a small scale. I made two tag frames with my favorite pictures... my animal children, Beau my kitty and Sam my dog and then I made another of my two favorite guys... Justin and my honey Keith. Both tags are 4"x9". I also made a fun little candy dish filled with yummy candy to sweeten up someones day.

Well, I believe my mission is accomplished by being able to share my creative side with those that will enter my little space in the working world.

Creative Flamingo ~ Cathy