Friday, May 31, 2013

Flying Unicorn June Kit - Reveal 1

The June KOM from Flying Unicorn is another stunner, featuring papers from Prima, Pink Paislee, Authentique and Canvas Corp as well as gorgeous new Flying Unicorn metal adornments.

I love the little fairy girls on the Prima Fairy Rhymes papers, and fussy cut two of the papers from the main kit so I could feature two little fairies on this picture of my niece Tyanna (hard to believe this little cutie-pie is now 10!).

The Pink Paislee Hope Chest Paper Goods from the Embellishment Add On are perfect for tucking in for additional layers.  

The I misted the gray Prima flower with the pink Fireworks spray for a little color and cut it in half to make it go farther.

These mini Prima roses are a new favorite of mine!

The kit of the month is know to sell out quickly - be sure to pick your up before they're gone!

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Flying Unicorn June KOM - A Ray Of Magic

a beautiful day.. a captured memory a Ray of Magic . The summer months bring a carefree feeling into our souls where laughter, dancing and smiles fill our warm summer nights. Fairies dance amongst the morning dew and hope lives strong in the minds of the young and old. A Ray of Magic lives within us all.

Our Kit includes collections from Prima Fairy Rhymes designed by Jodie Lee, Hope Chest by Pink Paislee with Authentique Cherish Collection and Canvas Corp Collections. Some flowers, Dusty Attic and mists of course. This kit also showcases the new adornments to the Flying Unicorn Line and so much more.
Our Kits are unique and always come with an Off the Page (OTP) project and this month a papermache suitcase to create and make your own

We have created add ons that match the main kit giving you more paper crafting creativity

Creations by the Creative Team :

and by Kitty too of course!

Off the Page Creations by the Creative Team

Remember, we do not have sign ups, our motto on this is that scrapbooking should be a passion not an obligation- so once the kit is sold out its..gone ... Do not delay and get your kit today !

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Manly Scraps Card

Just popping in today to share a quick card I made using some scraps from the October 2012 Flying Unicorn "A Journey In Time" kit.  I am loathe to throw away any little scrap, and hate to cut into full sheets of paper to make a card, so keeping my scraps works out perfectly for times such as these.  This is also a great time to use up your scraps as someone suggested on the Forum yesterday that the Use Your Stash Challenge may make a repeat appearance next month - with a twist!

With Mother's Day behind us, many of our thoughts are (or should be!) turning to Father's Day and more masculine cards.

I made this card for my husband's birthday.  The scraps of Prima Craftsman paper are ideal for a man-themed card.  

You don't need to go to a lot of effort to make the background of your card interesting - I ran the Core-dinations Cardstock from the October Cardstock Add On through a Tim Holtz Texture Fade and then sanded it to reveal the lighter color at the core, and then brushed some Inka-Gold over the raised portions for some added interest.

The roses are made from Kraft Glassine and edged with a gold Krylon Leafing Pen.

There are still a couple of days left to play along with this iteration of the Use Your Stash Challenge, with a new one promised soon.  I hope you'll play along, and can't wait to see the cards you make to honor the important men in your life. 

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Flying Unicorn May Off The Page Project

I am really late with this share, but had a nasty flu bug hit the beginning of the month that had me home sick and on my back for 10 days and I am still playing catch up, in real life and online.

The Off-The-Page project included in this month's Flying Unicorn Kit of the Month was the Tim Holtz Configurations Book.  I wanted to make mine functional as well as crafty, and here is what I came up with: a home for all my metal embellishments.

I embossed foil tape with a Tim Holtz Texture Fade and then adhered it to the Configurations book before going over the foil with various colors of Alcohol Ink and embellishing with Ingvild Bolme Tiny Junkyard Findings and salvaged watch parts.

I wanted the look of weathered wood for the interior of the box, and used the Tattered Angels Weathered Birch Paint System to achieve the effect.

Some closeups:

Thank you for stopping by!

Friday, May 24, 2013

Happy As Houses - CSI #73 Guest Detective

I've been having a ton of fun as a Guest Detective this month at CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration.  Each Case File has been completely different from all the others, and this week is no different and really stretched my creativity.  I dug deep into my stash for my papers (handy, since Flying Unicorn is running a Use Your Stash Challenge all month long) and came up with some Crate Paper Hampton papers that are 6 or more years old.

Here is how I solved the Case:

And the fun and funky case file:


- From the May KOM and Add Ons: MME Collectable Memorable, Divine Chipboard, Divine Resist Canvas, Dylusions Turquoise & White Linen, Lumiere 3D paint
- Crate Paper Hampton Collection
- Claudine Hellmuth Altered Orange Studio Paint
- Prima 6x6 Crackle mask
- Crafter's Workshop Mini Bricks mask
- Memento Tuxedo Black
- Tattered Angels Peach Delight
- Petaloo Mini Fabric Flowers Blue
- Prima Sunrise Sunset Clocks
- Prima Laser Cuts Houses and Buildings
- Manor House Flowers
- Gesso
- Prima Say It In Crystals
- Prima Brick Stamp
- Kaisercraft Rocks texture stamp
- Basic Grey clip & alphas
- Maya Mist Metallic Turquoise

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Beach Boys *** Flying Unicorn May KOM ***

Just dropping in for a quick post today - we're off on vacation for the long weekend with friends of ours.

I've had the idea for this layout in my mind for a couple months.  I love the way Frank Garcia peels back wedges of paper and ties them down, and I wondered about doing it around a circle to make it look like a sun.  And if you're making a sun, what better picture than a beachy one?

This is a photo of Evan, Elliot and Brennan last year building a sand castle on the beach in Cancun - a fantastic extended family vacation.

The papers and most of the embellishments are from the May Flying Unicorn Kit of the Month.

A couple more closeups:

The mask is Crafter's Workshop Cell Theory.

Thank you for stopping by!

Walled Garden *** Flying Unicorn Use Your Stash Challenge ***

Today I'm sharing a project I've prepared for Flying Unicorn's Use Your Stash Challenge.  I think we're all guilty, to one extent or another, of hoarding scrappy products.  Something new comes out that we have to have, but once we have it, we can't stand to use it, holding out for that "perfect" project.  This month if you use items from your stash you are eligible to win a $25 gift certificate to the Flying Unicorn Store so you can stock up on more "must haves".

Some projects spring to mind fully formed, and this was one of those projects.  Right before Mother's Day someone stole my stepmom's bird bath from her front yard; when I saw this cute little birdcage candle holder I couldn't resist making her a new birdbath which would be a lot harder to steal.

The wire candle holder and blue butterflies are new, but the rest of the project is all from my stash.

The Prima Divine roses are pretty new, but the yellow fabric rose in the center is about 18 months old. 

I wanted to achieve a walled garden feel. The grass is Fun Flock that I've had forever, and the gravel is Stampendous Fran-tage Fragements.  The pedestal for the birdbath is the air dry Paper Clay from the November 2012 kit of the month, while the basin and bird are Ingvild Bolme resins.  I used hot glue to make the water in the basin.

I'm guilty of investing in dies and seldom pulling them out; I have been working to remedy this as dies are such a quick and easy way to make custom embellies to fit any project.  The vines here are two La-La Land Dies I've had since last fall; the rose die is a fairly new acquisition, though they are misted with mists I've had for a while.  And all the cardstock?  Hoarded from previous kits.

I've hoarded this Prima vine for over a year - it is undoubtedly my favorite, and I've been loathe to part with it until now.  But I'm thrilled with how it looks on my project, and I've freed up room on my Clip-It-Up for new purchases!  After all, summer CHA is just around the corner.

This project is truly pulled from bits of this and that I've pulled from my stash; very little of it was from one kit or purchase, and it is an example of how you can pull disparate elements together into a cohesive whole.

I hope you'll play along - you can enter as many projects as you'd like, and clear out space for new scrappy goodies while you do it!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Winter Walks in Whistler

This month Maggi is hosting a Round Robin challenge in the Flying Unicorn Forums and I got to lift an incredible layout by Soo Ling.  In keeping with the Stash Challenge we are currently running, with a $25 gift card up for grabs just for using products you already own, I dug deep into my stash for this one.

Soo Ling chose to honor three generations of men in her layout; I put my own twist on it by featuring three boys in one generation for mine.

I have been hoarding these lovely 7 Dots Studios "Wonderland" papers, some of my all-time faves, and decided to pull them out and use them rather than keeping them tucked away where no one will see them.

I added texture to the background with masks, gesso, modeling paste, mists, Dry Rock Candy glitter, black Gelato and embossing powder to build on the already gorgeously layered look.

Almost everything I've used has been in my stash at least 6 months, some things much longer.  The only new items are the Flying Unicorn Metal Adornments tucked in my frame.   The darker sprigs and gold balls in my cluster are upcycled from a Christmas pick I've had kicking around for ages.

I did not have any alphas to match my color scheme.  A couple drops of alcohol ink (I have about 20 bottles I seldom think to use, which is a pity because they are so versatile) transformed these so that they were perfect.

 The flower is made from Maya Road Zipper trim and modeled after the Prima Sunrise Sunset ones.  I'm really happy with they way it turned out!

As always, thank you for stopping by!