Monday, April 30, 2012

**Love 2 Create Memories Together LO**

Hey all! May is gonna be a flowered fun filled Month over at the Flying Unicorn! So many challenges and the most amazing RAKs ever! Manor House has teamed up with the Flying Unicorn and Oh boy let me tell ya this is a flower haven! I have a Challenge going on that is all about doilies... I love using them and have even done a tute on flowers with them. I used our amazing Mojo Monday sketch designed by our awesome CT member Laura! Love using her sketches!! Here is my inspiration LO for the challenge using that amazing sketch!
I used the Gorgeous 7 dots PP "Wonderland" collection and some Flying Unicorn little roses that I colored. Also used TH Distress stains "Barn door" "Faded Jeans" and "Walnut". All available in the Flying Unicorn store! Other Items used Doilies, Gesso and Lindy's Moon shadow Mists. Here are some close ups..
This is the close ups of the flowers you can learn to make in my challenge! I have named these little dandies after a good friend of mine and fellow CT member Shona! Totally love her style and these flowers reminded me of her! I named them "Shona's Shabby Beautiful Blooms" as you all know my flowers always get named after someone that has inspired me or the creation of the bloom.. Oh and there is more to come!! Next close up..
My challenge is pretty simple its all about the different ways you can use doilies in your LO's this is a example of inking.. 
 This is a misted and masked example on my LO...
This is just using them plain as they come straight out of the package! Come on over and check out my challenge for more details. Oh and the amazing RAK you could win, you got to see it!! Check it out!!
How awesome is this?!!
Be sure to check out our TODAY post every day this month for all the flowers and inspo you can stand! Its all about the blooms this month!! YAY my favorite thing!! Ok hope to see ya there! Good night and God Bless!!

Friday, April 27, 2012

**May's Flower Fantasy**

FLOWER FANTASY! You know we've always got something happening at the Flying Unicorn and May is no exception, so be sure to join us May 1st as we kick off our Flower Fantasy month! We've joined up with Manor House to bring you a new challenge each week. The Creative Team and designers from Manor House willl be showcasing Manor House's beautiful blooms on our example projects. There will be Manor House flower RAKS too!!

Since it is Flower Fantasy month at the Flying Unicorn, what could be better than flower tutorials? The CT will be posting a different flower tutorial each and everyday of May. The tutorials will be revealed each day on the Today post with a link to each tute. We like giving away "stuff" almost as much as we like scrapping, so, of course there will be randomly awarded RAKS to 3 lucky people that post their flowers made using any of the CT flower tutorials.

As always, we'll have our monthly challenges and RAKS too. The Flying Unicorn is a "happening place," come join in our May Flower Fantasy!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

**Technique Tuesday with Ranger**

 Hey everyone! Hope everyone's Tuesday is awesome! I have been playing around with Ranger and have found some really cool techniques to share. I have had Ranger products for a while and have often played around with the distressing stains ink pads and dobbers. I didn't realize the possibilities that could be achieved and much more. My journey started with the liquid Pearl line. I have seen the dots created with them and wanted to see if anything else was possible. I found many really cool techniques to do on you tube. With no other than the master himself Tim Holtz! It was like I had a tutor all to myself!! Now I am going to take you threw everything technique that I played with a piece at a time and explain! Most everything that I used can be found at the Flying Unicorn store.  Ok lets get started!

 With the Distress Stains I colored seam binding. I didn't use any on the lace it was already nicely colored, that was from one of our members Cathi. Thank you Cathi love the lace! I found this to be extremely quick and easy to do! It dries super fast! I seen TH do this and thought to myself I love using seam binding on my projects! I blended different colors on one of the pieces. I used "Spun Sugar", "Broken China" and "Walnut". I fought with the urge not to use the distressed piece but my dd said that it really looked good with the project. So I used it and glad that I did! Next Item..

 On this part I played with the Crackle Paints. I found out that when they crack they will reveal the color that is being used. So this is where the Distress Stains come into play. On another note, if you use the Distress stains on your BG the crackle paint will absorb the color that you used. It re wets the stain and activates it again. When I saw that did this with the "walnut" and didn't look really well at all. I used the "Broken China" and "Spun Sugar" to level out the tones. The Color of the Crackle Paint that I used was "Tattered Rose". I really liked it more when I started adding those other colors in. It really made a difference to the end result.

 This is what the BG looked like before I added the Crackle Paint. You get a more blended look if you re wet them after they are applied. When TH did this it must have been on a different paper than I used. I used Plain CS to do this on. I think his was more like Photo paper. On his it puddled up when he misted it with water. Doesn't do that on plain CS just blends together better. No harsh lines.

  The above image You can see where I used the Crackle paint again and in behind that is a new item that I played with, Tissue tape! I really liked using that tape! Didn't think I would to be honest but it is really detailed and fun to color too! There is a lot on a roll!! Which is nice for experimenting with!! I colored mine with the "Broken China" Distress Stain. TH shows that you can die cut it after you apply it to CS. It looks really cool! Love, love the look! I also took the Crackle Paint and covered up some of it too.. Works wonderfully! Now for the Liquid Pearls!!

 I found that you not only can use them for those cool dots, but you can also paint with them! I embossed the above butterfly (Kaizercraft Bonjor collection stamps. One of my faves!!) with some black embossing powder on plain white CS and on the bird I embossed with brown embossing powder and colored it as well (From the same collection as mentioned above). Then squirted some out on my splat mat and painted it. You can also just mist a little water on it and lighten the color up. I did this on another project that I did, that I am going to show you. Added dots here and there. I also added them on the swirls and lace too! Now for my whole tag!

 I was going for the grungy look, but think I got Shabby Chic instead! LOL I Also did a LO using all the techniques mention above. It was super fun to do! Love using all these cool products to play with on my projects! Love them even more now that I know what they do before I use them! LOL Now for that LO! I used the Shona's sketch. You have got to check out Laura's challenge and give this awesome sketch ago!

I used TH Idea-ology "Shabby Chic" PP to do this LO. Flowers used was MH and Flying Unicorn little roses that I put some Lindy's "Winter Jasmine Gold" on to make them yellow. I also used my Distress Stain "Walnut" in the center of the blue MH Flowers called "Sparkles-blue" and also some Gesso on the outsides of them to tone the color down a little and also match my project. The Branch I used is a Prima branch. The title is a CTMH Stamp and Butterflies are PinkPaislee "Butterfly Garden" and CTMH "Large on in center and small one at bottom right". The Swirls are also CTMH. Gonna put some close ups of this LO for you so you can see all the techniques better.

Well I hope you enjoyed and give these awesome techniques a try! Thanks for looking! Be sure to check out the store for most all of the goodies mentioned above! Hugs!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012


 I Found out today that one of my LO's was featured over on the Manor House Creations blog! WOW What a honor!! I am super stoked!! Too Cool! Wanted to share with my friends out there in cyber world!! Here is the link. They have amazing flowers and I am sooo very happy we have them in our Flying Unicorn store!! I am a flower freak those of you that know me!! LOL Just had to share! Hugs!!

**Picture Perfect LO** Spotlighting ScrapCake

 Hey everyone! Hope your Tuesday is a awesome one! Here's a little treat from the gorgeous papers from Scrapcake! You Can find these awesome papers at our store here at the Flying Unicorn. The papers I worked with this week is from the "One Moment In Time" collection. Here is the LO that I did with this collection.
 Fussy cutting, distressing, inking and layering. This papers are awesome at it all! They even have matching tags that you can used for journaling, title or just a little flare here and there. I used mine for the title and layered 2 together. I used a Manor house Flower the large pink one. The little white ones are Flying Unicorn. I also Used some ZVA Bling and some extra blooms in my stash. The Butterflies are Lisa Gregory's. The Large blue and white Lili's are my own. Details coming up soon on those. So stay tuned! ;) How about some close-ups?!
 These tags matched a stamp that I have from CTMH and the saying fit this LO to the T! So It was a perfect fit! Next Close up..

 Here is a close-up of the Yummy Manor house Lacey bloom! It is so beautiful and fit the girlie qualities I was looking for and clusters so very well with the other flowers too! Next close-up..

 I don't know if you have ever tried this or not.. But You can take a clear button and some clear glue and make a little embellie to match your project. Just lay the button on the area of the PP that looks good to you. Draw a line around the button, fussy cut it out. Then Attach to your button with the glue. You might wanna sand the edges a bit to give a cleaner finish. On mine in the pic above I also added some thin ribbon and ran it through the wholes. Then added a bitty pearl from my stash to complete it. Hope you enjoyed the project this week and don't forget to check out the store for these Gorgeous Papers from Scrapcake!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

**My Girl LO and Cards**

 Hey all! Got some projects to share with you today! Hope your week is going well! I have had a extremely fun time playing with Creative Imaginations "Provencial" collection! This PP was totally meant for fussy cutting! I have used it down to the scraps are scraps and I'm not kidding either! LOL These are available in the Flying Unicorn Store, So be sure to pic some up!! Shona also has a challenge going on this month all about fussy cutting, be sure to check that out too! Ok here is a LO that I have done using these awesome PP.
This is of my DD on a recent photo shoot. We had a good time that day and I got this awesome pic to scrap! Other products that I used was Glitz paper Layers " Laced with Grace" and " Vintage Blue". For my flowers I used Prima, Petaloo and 1 Flower that I colored to match bought from a SS.. Doilies are walley world and ZVA bling too! I also have a Cameo that I used from my stash. Most all of the flowers you can find in the Flying Unicorn store. Here are a few close ups.
 I so loved fussy cutting all the yummy flowers and elements in this PP! So very beautiful! I gave most of them a gental lift with some foam squares. Here is a couple more close ups..
 I inked the edges of all the pieces with some TH distress ink "Walnut" as well as the PP before and after distressing them. One last close up then on to my Cards..
 This PP even has beautiful Butterflies that you can cut out. It basically has it all to me!! LOL Now for my cards that I made. I made 2 that I plan on giving my DM and my MIL for Mothers Day. This Paper was perfect for that! Here they both are...
 Used some stamps that I had from Kaizercraft, CTMH and Tattered Angels.  I also used some Flying Unicorn little roses and 1 Prima flower on each. I used a MS punch on the second one. The Butterflies on these cards came from a recent file that Alda added to the Files section of the Forums. Big hugs Alda for that! Here is the Link to get ya there. These were fun and very easy to do. This PP is excellent for card making too.. Hope you have enjoyed these creations and inspired to make your own! Have a great week! Hugs!!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

** April Kit Of The Month Flying Unicorn **

We are so excited to reveal to you all A Touch of Spring - Our April Kit of The Month! From Ruby Rock-It August Moon to Meg's Garden paper Line we have filled this kit with so many goodies that your inspiration muse will bloom ! The kit is available for 31.99 plus shipping and as always its first come. first serve !
And how cool is thsi months off the page project - the Manhattan Bird House by Darice.
You can not go without the Flower Add On priced at $19.99
From Prima, Manor House Creations and Kaiser
You can easily double the amount of layouts you do with the kit by adding the Patterned Paper Add-On for $9.99 which includes one sheet of :
Ruby Rock It - August Moon, Hydrangea,Primrose, Arbor
Glitz French Kiss - Hats, Script, Stripe, Labels
Glitz Pretty In Pink - Music, Toile, Roses
The Cardstock Collection contains 10 sheets, one sheet of each color by Co-ordinations for 5.00 which includes Dahlia, Whitewash Teal, Smoke, Begonia, Blue Lilac, Whitewash Dream, Screen, Angel Orchid, Coconut Creme, and Fortune Teller.

Monday, April 2, 2012

*** Enchanting Creations Magizine March Addition ***

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You have got to check this OUT!!! Major Major Inspirations in there from front to back!!!!!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

** Round Robbin LO Flying Unicorn**

 Hey everyone! Have a LO to share with you today.. This one was done for the Round Robbin Challenge that we have going on at Flying Unicorn that Maggi is hosting! Getting together and having a blast is really what it is all about.. Sneak and teases, with just a little bit of smack talk.. Well a lot of smack talk LOL!! But it is always in good fun and gets the blood a pumping to create something AWESOME!! I had to pull out the big guns and used some Beautiful "Manor House Flowers" and Some Scrapcake "My Private Happiness" collection. Used up a lot of my Manor House blooms too!! Good thing Flying Unicorn has a store loaded with them!!! Check it out Here. The theme of the Challenge is "April Showers Brings May flowers". We love to use flowers at Flying Unicorn so this was nooooo Problem at all! Here is my LO for my team.
This little sweetie is my Pastor's GD. She is so Gorgeous. When I saw this pic on FB I knew I just had to scrap it! The Pic itself was done by a awesome Photographer named April Lloyd at Souls Reflection Photography. She did a outstanding job taking the photo!! Love it a bunch!

 How about some close ups of those blooms?!
  I also used some Flying Unicorn little roses too!! The flowers used from Manor house is as follows.
"Cutie Pie Lime", "Taneisha", " Fairy floss-Lemon" and "Country Lane".  Got another close up..
 I made the Umbrella out of CS, lace from Micheal's and a stick that I had in my drawer that I just wrapped ribbon around. Had to add cute little bows from Walley world too! LOL Those butterflies are Lisa Gregory's. Love those beauties too! Thank ya Lisa!! Of coarse followed by some ZVA pearl swirls! More close ups Oh yeah!!
 The Title "Sweet Little One" is some Basic Gray Rubbons that I had in my stash. I love it when I find things that match, that I forgot that I even had!! It also had a beautiful saying that went very well with this LO. Here is a close up of that.

Beautiful and very true!! Well thats all for me today.. Thank you so much for looking! Don't forget we have many awesome challenges going on this month. So stop by and say hey! Here are the links for the forums and the store. Have a awesome day everyone!!