Monday, October 31, 2011

Please help Women in Distress

A very special time at Flying Unicorn   
Many of us know women who have had to live with the fear and reality of abuse.   Flying Unicorn needs your help to empower these women to find the courage to take control of their lives and leave the nightmares they are living.
You can help and here’s how.  For each purchase that you make during the month of November, Flying Unicorn will donate 5% of the sales proceeds to Women in Distress.  In addition, you can help by uploading your projects to the Flying Unicorn gallery.  A donation of $1 will go to Women in Distress for each and every project that you upload to a maximum of $1,000.
If you would like to make a cash contribution to Women in Distress, Flying Unicorn is  collecting donations on behalf of Women in Distress from November 1 through November 30, 2011. Your PAYPAL donation can be made by simply sending money to Please add WID In the note section. You can also mail a check, made payable to WOMAN IN DISTRESS, to:

Flying Unicorn
201 SE 19th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

Please help Flying Unicorn empower these women to change their lives.  We can all help our sisters by offering our prayers and financial support.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Sketches: Creatively Yours

Here's another great handdrawn sketch from Ali at Sketches:  Creatively Yours.  My good friend Jennifer aka Jrabs visited with  us recently along with some other scrappy gals and took these pictures for me.  My sweet sweet Chena and Nika, my girls, my loves!  I love both pictures but I am especially  crazy about the photo with Chena (the black poodle) because I have so few pictures of her that are good.

I used G45 Botanicabella along with a sheet of Romantique (stripes) and a sheet of Domestic Goddess (polka dots) for this layout.  Yep, older G45 papers but they are so gorgeous, I confess to hoarding them.  I so love G45 papers.  I think they were designed with me in mind 'cause I just love the blacks, reds, and ivories so often predominant in G45 pps.  I made the sunflowers using a Spellbinders diecut and Heartfelt Creations stamps.  I used Distress Stickles in Vintage photo for the centers.  The leaves are cut out stamped Heartfelt Creations stamps colored with a little glimmer mist.

Thanks for visiting!!!!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

A very special Time at Flying Unicorn

Gratitude. Pure and Simple.

It is with humbleness and honor that we dedicate the month of November to helping our “sister” our “neighbor” our “friend” and donating proceeds to WOMAN IN DISTRESS.

November 01 – November 30th 2011 all completed projects that are uploaded into our gallery; we will donate $1.00 to a maximum of $1,000.00.

Every purchase made from the store from November 01- November 30th 2011, Flying Unicorn will donate 5% to Woman in Distress.

Contributions and donations will be accepted throughout the month of November. You can PAYPAL your donation by sending money to . Please add WID In the note section. You may also send a check, made payable to WOMAN IN DISTRESS and mail it to:
Flying Unicorn
201 SE 19th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

Tel. 954.283.8243 Toll Free 888.266.5184

Checks that are printed with a name and address will receive a tax deduction receipt from WID .
Together, we will make a difference.FLYING UNICORN GIVES BACK.

November issue Enchanting Creations from the Flying Unicorn

The Flying Unicorn is excited to bring you the November issue of Enchanting Creations.  Here's the link to the November issue don't miss it!

Friday, October 21, 2011

New sketch at Sketches: Creatively Yours

It's sketchy Friday at Sketches: Creatively Yours!  Do go over and check out this great card sketch.  We'd love to see your interpretation of this sketch so be sure to leave us a link to your creation.

Ann drew this sketch, and here's her really great card that she did using this sketch.  This is such a cute Christmas card!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Father Christmas - Pion papers from the Flying Unicorn Store

I was flipping through some photos at my parents' house one day and came upon this photo and I knew just exactly what I was going to do with it!  The Pion Waiting for Santa II papers were calling to me!  Pion papers are truely gorgeous, very soft, embracing colors and designs.  Check out the wonderful Pion collections at the Flying Unicorn store.

The photo was taken in the early 1950's in Verdun, France.  The little girl was our landlord's daughter.  You can see my supplies list and a tut on this layout in the Tutorial group at Flying Unicorn..

Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Weekly Sketch from Sketches Creatively Yours # 18-11

Here's the great sketch #18-11 I used from Sketches Creatively Yours drawn by Ali McDonald.  It was a challenge for me to get the three photos onto this layout, probably would have been easier if the photos had been smaller!

I used the Kaisercraft Chapter One papers  and Kaisercraft Gypsy Sisters.  The blues/blacks are from the Chapter One collection and are so pretty.  You can get these at the Flying Unicorn store.  Gorgeous papers!!

And here's my LO:

Hyder is a really interesting little place.  Here's my journal:

Hyder, Alaska sits at the head of the Portland Canal and although it is in Alaska, it identifies more with Canada as Stewart, BC (pop. 700) is just across the border. Hyder has no connection to the USA, you can only get to Hyder by driving through Canada, by air or sea. It is notable for being the only place in Alaska not to use the statewide 907 area code, instead using the area code of 250 allocated for British Columbia. Tourists will also find that Hyder uses Pacific Time Zone, the common currency is Canadian (with the exception of the US Post Office, which only accepts American currency), they observe Canadian holidays, send their children to Canadian schools, and when there is trouble, the famed Canadian Mounties step in. (From Wikipedia)

We traveled to Hyder for one reason and that was for bear viewing at the US Forest Service Fish Creek Wildlife Viewing Area. We watched a brown bear and her spring cub fish for salmon in the creek. She didn’t seem to be at all disturbed by the people on the viewing platform but she did keep a watchful eye out for other bears, particularly males, as they will kill cubs so that the females will mate with them.
There’s not much in Hyder, the streets are gravel, many of the buildings are rather derelict in appearance and many are closed.

Thanks for stopping by, I really appreciate it!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

It's the Flying Unicorn Store's first Birthday!!!

 Tomorrow, Sunday, October 9th,  is the first birthday of the Flying Unicorn Store!! Let the good times begin.  To celebrate there will be free shipping on all purchases tomorrow!!! How sweet is that? Just enter the code ONE when you check out to get free shipping on all purchases, but just tomorrow.  Lots of new items are arriving daily and if you're looking for those GORGEOUS Pion Christmas papers, look no further.  They're in stock!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

You really need to play this game at Flying Unicorn....

Why?  Cause you could win a $113 gift certificate to the Flying Unicorn store.  This is so so much fun!!  Every day Mr. Hal O'Ween will give you some directions for making a project that you must follow to the T, at the end you will end up with....well, something, LOL!!  Check it out here, 'cause its a ho

Monday, October 3, 2011

Jean and Warren - Challenge at Flying Unicorn

Oh yeah, we're having a blast at Flying Unicorn with Scrap-o-Ween.  Today's contest will really get ya going.  Check it out and see if you can guess what's in the cauldron!  But better hurry cause this contest is just for today.  If you don't make it over today, no worries, there will be a new contest with a prize every single day this month!!

I did this layout as inspriation for the Pursuit of Happiness challenge at Flying Unicorn.  The prize is the KOM, whoo hoo!  Go and check it out, there are other challenges too. 

So I've been playing in the molding paste and this is what I came up with. You ought to give it a try. Get some molding paste (available at M's or HL or any art store) and a palette knife. The molding paste I used was white and I added alcohol ink and liquid pearls to get this color - you can use acrylic paint too. Lay the mask down on your paper and use the palette knife to spread the paste over and just beyond the edges of the mask. Then carefully lift the mask and let it dry and it does take quite a while to dry. Its really quite easy and really fun, especially if you like to make a big mess like I do!

So my base paper is a piece of Bazzill CS that was not the right color so I sprayed it with Timberline and Snowy Pine Glimmer Mist. After that dried is when I applied to molding paste.
The pp is a mix of Bo Bunny Et Cetera (circle and photo mat) and the tage and dark scrap are Prima Printery. I made the flowers from the Et Cetera collection. The leaves are new Dusty Attic that I stained with Distress Antique linen and then highlighted with Bundled Twigs and Tea Dye. The other chippies are from the Et Cetera collection. The leaves behind the flower on the left are Prima Resist Canvas - cool stuff! Lace from my good friend Jen aka Jrabs.
The photo is of my dh's parents and their travel trailor. Photo was taken prior to 1950 as my FIL was killed in the Korean War in 1950. I really love this photo. My dh and I have a motorhome, we love to travel, my parents had a motorhome too, guess we know where we got that love from!
Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Big sale at Flying Unicorn!

I love a sale!!  Check this out!  Yep, get 13% off your order all month long!  And you know what, my birthday is on the 13th and I'm not telling which birthday it is, LOL!!!  Visit the Flying Unicorn store and save some big $$!!

Flying Unicorn announcement!

I am so excited to share my good news with you that I am the newest member of the Flying Unicorn Creative Team!  Woo-hoo!!!  I love being part of a team that works for such a great store.  

Today is reveal day for the new kit, Pursuit of Happiness, and it's a beauty featuring Bo Bunny's new collection Et Cetera which is totally divine, in my eyes anyway!  Be sure to get yours quick before they sell out, here.  You can see some the CT's wonderful creations here, here.

Do you like to win, win, win?????  Alrighty then, you need to hop on over to the Flying Unicorn forum and enter some or even all of the fabulous challenges that the CT designs for you each month.  All the challenges have fabulous RAKS for the monthly challenge winners.  And the best part?  The winners are chosen by random draw so that everyone has an equal chance of winning!

Here are some of the fabulous RAK's you can win:

Here's the one I covet, I so love G45!!!

There are 9 challenges in all and 9 RAKS up for grabs!!

And now for the special part!!!  We're having SCRAP-O-WEEN and Mr. Halloween is giving away a $113 gift certificate to the Flying Unicorn store, plus there are daily contests with fun prizes and, well you just need to check it out for yourself!!

Hope to see you all at the Flying Unicorn!!!

Chena & Escape Kitty - BEGGING ON THE STREET

BEGGING ON THE STREET - October 1, 2011

So Kitty's been in timeout because she took Jen's credit card without her knowing, to help finance this dynamic duo's trip to Morocco.  Well I just have to laugh, just a little, 'cause Jen didn't care how much they were spending as long as it was on MY credit card that I so stupidly gave Chena when they started their journey to Alaska.  Well, Jen came to visit me last weekend and we straightened out those credit card bills!!  And to further foil this silly pair of hooligans, we shredded the cards and got new ones for ourselves that THEY don't know about!  Ha-ha Chena and Kitty.

So those two don't waste a minute, where in the heck are they now?  And my gosh they're so famous now that someone emailed me this photo of the two sitting on the street begging of all things.  Chena, you're a poodle, you know - a high class dog.  Poodles don't beg, I am so ashamed of you.  But hey, who could resist those big sad puppy eyes, looks like she's going to cry any minute now doesn't it.  Meanwhile, Kitty is looking quite aloof as usual!  Maybe begging is a good thing, maybe she'll get rich and share with me.  Remember the Wall Street broker that was really begging on the street and fooling everyone?  That could be Chena.

So check out that lovely silk scarf that Chena is wearing - yeah, she bought that in Morocco, and it cost more than 5¢ too!!  She is really getting carried away, next she'll be wanting her bed lined with mink.  And no Alpo for this dog, oh no, my credit card bill has charges from Mortons and Ruth Chris.  Steak for Chena and fish for Kitty no doubt and a side of that great creamed spinach I am sure!  Chena loves her veggies, oh but that's another story!

Now get Kitty's side of the story,  at Escape Kitty's blog.

Thanks to Kitty's Mama, Jen (Jrabs), for sharing Kitty's adventures with me.  We've had a hoot with these two hooligans!


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