Saturday, June 16, 2012

Flying Unicorn BAP with Maggi

Hey crafty friends!

Today I'm sharing a layout I did for a Build A Page tutorial by Creative Team Member Maggi at Flying Unicorn.

Maggi has such a way with her layouts and she really is one of my favorite scrappers! She can rock a Vintage layout like no other!! I also did this lo for her "Something Old, Something New" Challenge in the forum. We have LOTS of fun challenges this month with some very awesome RAK's to give away so I hope you find time to join us!

So with her directions she shared, I made this layout using Meg's Garden papers from the Flying Unicorn Store. I love how Flying Unicorn specializes in hard to find papers that you can't seem to get anywhere else. Meg's Garden is truly beautiful and the designs on their papers are so dreamy.

I used a DA vine which I cut into three pieces after I painted it with Sea Kelp Glimmer Glaze. I then added some gesso with my fingertip and swiped it over the leaves. I made two of the lighter pink flowers using my McGill Dogwood Punch.The rest of them are from this months kit, other than the tiny white dark pink ones, which I got at Wal Mart in the craft section.

Here are a few close ups

I hope you fly on over to the FORUM and join us in some fun challenges!! And don't forget about our Blog Hop on July 2nd!! We're giving away a Vagabond!!!! How cool is that??

Till next time...Happy Scrappin!!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Blog Hop News!!!


Come hop with us July 2, 2012! You won’t want to miss this very special blog hop and its for 24 hours only! We’ll start off the hop at the Flying Unicorn blog at 12:01 am July 2nd and then hop on around
to all our creative team members with the last stop being in the Flying Unicorn forums! The hop ends sharply at midnight on the 2nd.

The creative team will be revealing close up shots of the July kit that goes on sale July 3rd during the hop and sneak peaks of their July KOM projects. Each creative team member will randomly award a RAK to someone who leaves a comment on their blog and becomes a follower if they are not already.

The Flying Unicorn is all about challenges and we have new ones every month.

We’ll be showing you our challenges during the blog hop and inviting you to participate. BUT best of all, there will be a grand prize awarded and oh my, you are not going to believe this! We’re giving away a Vagabond!!! How awesome is that? All you have to do is join us for the hop, visit all our blogs, and follow the directions to be eligible to win the grand prize!!
The Flying Unicorn blog hop begins here, at the Flying Unicorn blog. 
Everything you need to know in order to have a chance at the grand prize will be on all of our blogs.

We hope you will join us!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

June Kit Creations

Hey scrapping friends!!
Denise here to share a few projects I did using the new June kit, "Ocean Breeze and Summer Skies" from Flying Unicorn!
This kit was jam packed once again with the most beautiful papers, flowers and embellies. I really loved the pearl watercolors that were included too! Alda has that special touch coordinating the kits..they really are amazing!

Here is my first LO I will share with you. It's a pic of my grandson (of course) and I used the Kaisercraft papers and other goodies from the kit.

 I started by stamping the background with Gesso. I used my new Lucky 8 punch (Lace Kerchief) for the green KC paper and distressed around the edges. Did a bit of sewing as well. I placed some little tag/banners in the top and used my white pen to dot around the edges.

 I dabbed some Gesso on the flower and painted on the wooden flower with it as well.
 I used pop dots for the balloons. The balloons were fussy cut from the Up Up and Away paper from the kit. Butterflies were some I had left over from Lisa Gregorys files.
 This next lo is a pic of me and my wonderful parents. Most everything you see other than the DA frame and large red flower is from the kit too.
 I started by sewing the edging, and cutting the DA frame apart which I then painted with Glam and dabbed with Gesso here and there. Here are a couple close ups

 I painted the WE chippie letters from the kit with Glam and cut out a flourish using the cardstock from the add on kit. Then topped it all off with Liquid Pearls in Bisque.
 Last I will share my OTP with you. The OTP was so fun to put mind went in a thousand different directions trying to figure out what I wanted to do. My daughter found all my seashells and gave me the idea to go for a beach theme.
 I used the blue watercolors from the kit to paint it and then smeared some Gesso to make it look more 'washed'.

 Thanks for stopping by!! I appreciate all of you for taking the time to check out our new kit from Flying Unicorn!! I hope you get inspired to create something today!!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

The wait is over, and its time to introduce Ocean Breeze and Summer Skies, our June 2012 Kit of the Month. This month's kit is filled with so many goodies that inspiration and creativity will be falling off your projects! Kits are available now in the store and its first come, first serve. There are no lists or signs ups, We believe that scrapping is a passion and not an obligation . Hurry and get yours today , tomorrow could be too late !

The favorite part of the Kit- the OTP ( Off the Page) and this month we are featuring a shadow box, manufactured by Darice.

Do not forget about the add ons

Petaloo Vine, Prima Painted ladies, Prima Fairy Belle, Prestige Mini by Wrights, Petaloo Peony

Butterflies by Petaloo, ZVA Creative Crystal, Tattered Angels – Chalkboard Mist, Vine by Petaloo, Rub Ons Kaiser –Rustic Bird House, Hero Art Lace, MM Glitter Brads, Chipboard Alphas Mini Flowers by Wright

Kaiser – Secret Bird – Private, Fairy Belle- Marcelle, Bo Bunny – Garden Almanac garden Vines, garden Weathered Kaiser madame Butterfly – Camisole,Bodice, Blouse, petticoat, Kaiser Up Up and Away – Rollercoaster, Moon Ride , Kaiser Blae and Ivy – Field

Ming, Periphery Gold, Reflections, rosemary, latte, Tangerine, Scotch, Sugar and Spice, Whitewash, Palm Grove

And here are some examples from the Creative Team

And Samples from our AMAZING Guest Designer Gabi


Friday, June 1, 2012

Guest Designer Gabrielle Pollacco!!!

OH MY GOSH - Do we have a great surprise for all of you this month ... wanna know? We have brought Gabrielle over the border for the month of June as our Guest Designer! Yes we did !! Now, we all know anything she touches turns to a magic and what she has done with the Kit this month will blow your socks off .. but you will have to wait till the 3rd of June to see ..

I am still in awe that we have captured her ... and without further delay may I present the one and only Gabrielle Pollacco ... ( PS do not forget to congratulate her on her first scrapbook cover - what an accomplishment!

My name is Gabrielle Pollacco, I live in Cambridge, Ontario (Canada). I
started scrapbooking about 7 years ago and fell in love with this art form from
the very first page I made. I love that this art form is ever changing and find
myself constantly inspired by all the wonderful new products that come out each
year. My favourite thing to scrap about is my family, my dear husband and my two
girls, as well as my extended family.

I've had the honour to be on a number of wonderful design teams over the
years, some of my past design teams being Daisy D's and Zva Creative and am
presently on the Bo Bunny, Webster's Pages, Dusty Attic, The Color Room and
Scrap 365 Magazine (UK Magazine). I've had my work published in Memory Makers
Magazine, Creating Keepsakes Magazine and Scrapbooking & Beyond Magazine as
well as a number of online magazines. I worked for a Tradeshow Design company as
a project manager before I had my babies and now that I'm a stay at home mom I'm
fortunate enough to have a little time to enjoy this amazing hobby.

I'm delighted to have been asked to be a Guest Designer for Flying Unicorn
and join in with the talented group of designers here for this month!

Gabi xx

Just a few of her amazing creations :

In the meantime , Click over and I mean click over NOW if you are not a follower of her blog for some jaw dropping eye candy !