Tuesday, April 30, 2013

May KOM creations!

Oh how I adore Prima's Divine collection that is featured in our May kit, Coffee and Muse.  I just love the rich spring colors and the playful images which I could not cover up!

On this first layout I used Prima's Lattice mask on the background with some molding paste and then
layered on lots of Lindy's mist.  I added Dusty Attic baroque corners from my stash that I heat embossed with Stampendous shabby white embossing enamel.  I tore the dancing girl image from the Envoy paper and cut the circle from Rosebuds.  One of my favorite embellishments in the kit is that awesome peach colored burlap!!  It is so perfect with the Divine collection!  
The cluster on the left includes some fabric lace flowers from my stash that I colored with Lindy's Fuzzy Navel Peach with a dabber cap on it.  I just touched the dabber to the fabric in the center of the flower and it soaked up the mist and it spread outwards. You can see how the color spread in the photo below, I thought it was a neat effect.
 I tucked  one of the chipboard pieces into my cluster, it fits perfectly there!
Prima Divine floral vine coupled with Prima Soprano coral flowers.

Supplies - all from the May KOM, Coffee and Muse unless otherwise noted.
Patterned paper:  Prima Divine collection:  Gypsy graphic-Envoy, Base-En L'air, circle-Rosebuds
Chipboard:  Dusty Attic baroque corners (from my stash),  Prima Divine chipboard stickers
Embossing powder:  Stampendous  Shabby white embossing enamel
Flowers:    Prima Divine flower yellow vine, Prima Soprano coral flowers (available in the store), Prima Divine collection multi pack flowers
Ink:  Mixd Media Inx vintage (store)
Mist:  Lindy's FrostedForget me Nots, Winter Jasmine Gold, Fuzy Navel Peach, Mountain Lavender Gold (all from the store)
Masks:  Prima Lattice (store)
Other:  Prima Divine butterflies, Flying Unicorn coral burlap,
from my stash:  white ribbon, fabric lace flowers

Next up, the very cool Tim Holtz configurations box!  I attempted to use Tattered Angels rust paint system on the cover but it really didn't work out too well for me.  It might be because I first painted the cover with white gesso.  Anyway,  after working with the paint system a bit, I added Glimmer Mist in snowy pine, moonlight, Lindy's cajun carnelian red and rustic Glimmer Glam.  I love how it looks even though it doesn't really look like rusty metal!  The willow sprigs and Petaloo Darjeeling flowers are from my stash.   

To blend the photo in with the cover I first applied some molding paste and then used Ranger dabbers to color the surface similar to the photo.  I used dabbers in gold, lake mist, white and a few dabs of green acrylic paint.
On the inside left I used Studio 75 Summer and Late papers that I heavily misted with various colors of Lindy's.  I also masked with TCW Kaleidoscope and molding paste.  The chipboard bird, branch, and birdhouse, is Studio 75 also.  The Mix'd Media kit included some really fun sponge stamps and I used the tiny circles to stamp paint on the left. 
The right side is a composite of photos I tood when we lived in Alaska.  I misted the tiny configurations boxes and then added photos and trinkets.


Thanks for stopping by my blog, I hope you were lucky enough to get one of these great kits!

Flying Unicorn's May KOM, Coffee and Muse

There are two things required when creating Coffee & Muse. As we give tribute to our paper crafting muse hopefully our creative mjo will not leave anytime soon. Our May kit is filled to the brim with so many hot products from Prima and the Divine Collection by Jodie Lee, to Love is in the Air Collection by 7 Dots and the Collectible collection by My Minds Eye. Burlap, Prima flowers, Ingvlid Bolme inks, La Blanche stamps and so much more will give your muse something to create about .

What makes us One of a Kind Kit Club is our Off the Page project that is included in each kit. This month we know your muse will be jumping up and down knowing that the Tim Holtz Configuration Book is yours to design and embellish and make it your own!

Flying Unicorn is thrilled to introduce you to our new Mixed Media Kit!
The introduction of the Mixed Media Kit is occurring this month during the Kit Release,however, it will be available on the 15th of each month commencing June 15th . There will be no signups, and again its first come first serve. The kit will include lots of mixed media items which will allow to create a main project and so much more!

Join Maggi on May 7th 2013 where she takes us step by step to create this awesome layout

The main kit and the embellishment add on has the New extra large Prima tags - so join Maggi on May 9th when she gives you step by step instruction on how to create some cool techniques and a start to finish tag

Gosh, the bloghop over the past weekend was such a smashing success and our little pre-release of the kit during the bloghop was such a hit, well guess what, we sold out of the kit!!  There may be a few addons left.  Our next kit will be released on May 31st, be sure to check in early that day if you want a kit!  Thanks to everyone who helped make the bloghop such a smashing success!

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Blog Hop Winner!!!!

Thank you everyone for playing along with the Flying Unicorn Blog Hop. The winners have been chosen by random draw now.
My RAK winner is........Nicole Kramer
Please email Alda and let her know that you won my, Maggi's, blog prize and she will get that off to you.
The winner of the Grand Prize will be announced in the Flying Unicorn Forums so be sure to check and see if YOU are the lucky one!!
Thank you everyone for your very kind and gracious comments, it means so much to me!!  I hope that all of you will visit the Flying Unicorn Forums and join in the fun that we have there!
xxoooxoxo  Maggi!

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Flying Unicorn Coffe and Muse Blog Hop!

If you came here from Kelly's blog, All the Pretty Things, then you are on the right track. If not, go back to the Flying Unicorn blog , which is the start of this blog hop!
The Flying Unicorn Creative Team and Guests have lots of inspiration and are so excited about the reveal of the Mix Media Kit to our monthly kits and YES we are making them available to all of you today and tomorrow along with the May Kit, Coffee and Muse, with a 20% discount!  Use the coupon code: MIXED MEDIA

We have yummy blog prizes to give away and a grand prize retail value over $250.00 so make sure to be a follower of everyone on the blog hop and be sure to leave a comment here for a chance to win!!!
Then check out and Like our Facebook Page and become a follower of our You Tube Channel for great inspiration and tutorial creativity!  Weare adding new tutorials every week!
So....drumroll please!!
The Flying Unicorn is proud to present our newest KOM, The Coffee and Muse - May 2013 Mix Media kit.  Yipee!!!  This kit is so perfect for the mixed media storm that is hitting the scrapbook world, you seriously need to have this!  For May only, we are releasing the Mixed Media kit with the main May kit, however, in June, the Mixed Media kit will release on June 15th and will be separate from the main June kit released on May 31st.
Here are the Prima Art Journal covers I made using the Mixed Media kit.   I really love the resist words on the cover.  I used some Dylusions spray that is included in the kit and mist from the April KOM Embellishment add-on, Lindy's Winter Jasmine Gold.  The Kaisercraft stencil I used is in the kit along with lots of other goodies!   I added Flying Unicorn Metal Adornments from my stash and dabbled paint on them using acrylic paint from the kit and Viva Inka Gold from my stash.  I really love how this turned out!
On the back cover, I again used the Kaisercraft wheat stencil and then stamped with a foam dots stamps that is in the kit.
On this page I was just playing around with mists and masking.  For me an art journal page is all about experimenting so I use the pages to try out new techniques. 
Here's a photo of the great prize I have to give away to some lucky participant in this blog hop!
Now you need to keep hopping if you want to see pictures of the Mixed Media kit and more inspiration from the other design team members!
Oh and one more thing, you need to write down my secret code word, you will need it for a chance to win the grand prize.  My secret code word is AWESOME.
A Great Big thank-you for participating in our Coffee & Muse Hop!

You have until 6:00pm est, on Sunday April 28th, 2013 to complete the hop. Winners will be chosen via and will be announced on the Flying Unicorn Forums starting at 8:00pm EST.
In order to qualify for prizes :
1.Visit all the blogs, make sure you are a follower of each blog and leave a comment for a chance to win the blog RAK.
2.The blog hop ends back on the Forums, so make sure to leave a comment there letting us know you are done and what you likes about the hop.

3.Find the code word from each blog and write it down. Once you have all the words and from which blog email us at along with your full name.

Next stop on the blog hop is Marilia's blog, grab a cup of coffee, unleash your muse and keep hopping!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

You seriously don't want to miss this blog hop!!  We will be revealing something really cool -  don't  miss out !
Its a Flying Unicorn Hop with Blog Prizes ... and an amazing Blog Hop Main Prize - stay tuned and do not forget to mark you calendar!
The blog hop begins at 12:01AM EST, Saturday April 27th and runs until 6:00 PM EST April 28th.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Vintage and Shabby with Graphic 45

Alda is hosting a Shabby Shabby World challenge at the Flying Unicorn.  Take a look at her inspiration.  Alda does shabby chic like no one else that I know.  She made the below from a Cricut box!

I hope you'll come show us your shabby style!

I did this for inspiration.  I always start out on a shabby track but end up throwing in some black or something really bright.  I used Graphic 45 Ladies Diary for this.  I lightly brushed on some white gesso to tone down the black a bit and added some cheesecloth under the circle layer.

The birdcage is embossed with Stampendous Shabby Green embossing enamel.  Oh this is such a yummy color, I love it.  It  has some gold flecks in it that add perfectly to its shabby look!


Patterned paper:  G45Ladies Diary collection:  floral-Focal Point, Clocks fussy cut - MOment in Time, pink-La Gazette, Beige frame - Moment in Time, Blue-Garden Stroll,
Chipboard:  Dusty Attic0678 Bird Cage
Embossing powder:  Stampendous Shabby Green
Diecuts and punches: Martha Stewart Cherish, Deco Fans,
Flowers:    Petaloo Catebury Ivy leaf vines, Prima Arcadian Collection Rosy
Mist:  Lindy's Glitz Spritz Blazing Sun
Masks:  TCW clocks
Paint:   white gesso
Other:  Creative Imaginations Signature Collection Rhinestones, Prima SIIC, Liquitex modeling paste, cheese cloth April kit
Unknown:  Lace from Joann's,
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you'll join in this fun challenge.  You could win an awesome RAK!!

Friday, April 5, 2013

Bo Bunny's C'est la Vie and the April Flying Unicorn KOM

Dick and  I are in Charlotte,he is attending a swapmeet and car show. I've turned the  interior of the motorhome into a scrappy studio!  It's  not quite as comfortable as my studio at home but it will certainly do!  I must say that I have a lot of empathy with you gals that have to scrap at the kitchen or ddining table and have to put everything away every night.  Yeah, that really is no fun!

So today I decided to explore the more colorful side of the April Flying Unicorn kit.  I had this one beautiful chartreuse sheet of Bo Bunny C'est la Vie left and a lot of miscellaneous scraps so  I had fun piecing this layout together for Erica's Layers and Dimension challenge at the Flying Unicorn.

First I did a little masking in the corners.  I am loving this Lattice mask, think I've used it on the last several layouts I've done, hmmm guess its time to change that up!  I enhanced the yellow flowers by spraying with the Lindy's Winter Jasmine Gold that came in the Embellishment Add-On.

I took the picture at Mabry Mill along the Blue Ridge Parkway last fall.  I thought the mums were such a  pretty contrast to the dark interior of the old homestead  cabin there.


Diecuts and punches: EK Success painted flower, MS decofan,MS leaves,Sizzix leafy branch
Flowers:    Manor House Fairy Floss & Taneisha, Petaloo tulip yellow new camellia, Prima Interlude yellow 
Ink:  Mix’d Media Inx Patina, Mossy, Distress Gathered Twigs,

Come join us at the Flying Unicorn. Every month we have 10 different challenges going and each challenge has a way cool RAK awarded randomly to one lucky player!  

Thursday, April 4, 2013

We welcome Kitty and Jen to the Flying Unicorn CT!!

Escape Kitty goes Free!!

What the heck?   Looks like the great escape artist, Ms. Escape Kitty has pulled a fast one on Deputy Chena Dawg who was holding Kitty for ransom!

But, before Kitty pulled a fast one on Deputy Chena, the ransom was paid!   And what was the ransom, you ask?    Well it seems that Chena wanted her pal, Escape Kitty to come play with her here in the land of Unicorns so Chena hatched up this ransom plan.  So, Kitty and Jen had to join the Creative Team here at the Flying Unicorn, in order to set sweet Escape Kitty free!!  Good thinking Chena, we are all so excited to have Kitty and Jen with us.  How you're going to get out of the cell is beyond me Chena!

Please join me in welcoming Kitty and Jen to the Flying Unicorn, we are thrilled to have them as part of our Unicorn family and we are really looking forward to seeing their work!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

More layouts using Flying Unicorn April KOM

I love the versatility of the April kit, Whispers of Spring, it was really fun to see the myriad of different looks that the design team achieved all with the same kit!

For this first layout, I used papers from all three of the paper lines included in the main kit and paper add-on, Bo Bunny C'est la Vie, Prima Lifetime, and Studio 75 Vintage Memories.  I added the Dusty Attic title chippy from my stash along with the two large flowers, doily, pearls, and a Kaisercraft Lakehousefloral rubon from an earlier kit.

I love this photo that captures a special moment between the groom and his Mother.  Their smiles just say it all don't they?

Chipboard:  Dusty Attic 0587 Enjoy the Moments

Embossing powder:  Stampendous Shabby Green
Diecuts and punches: Martha Stewart leaves
Flowers:    Prima565541 Lifetime flowers, Prima Lifetime mini rose stems 565565, FUL large flowers
Other:  Rubon Kaisercraft Lake House collection
Unknown:  Pearls

This is a picture of my parents taken on the occasion of my 16th birthday.  I used the Prima Lifetime collection on this layout and lots of masking!  I confess I had just received a lot of new masks so I tried out 3 of them on this layout.  In the upper right corner I used a transparencie from my stash that I've had forever!!



Cardstock:      Bazzill Blackbird                  
Chipboard:  PetalooColor Me Crazy frame embossed with Stampendous Aged Ivory
Diecuts and punches: Sizzix flourish
Flowers:  Prima Lifetime flowers
Masks:  Prima Crackle, Prima Static 564261, TCW Mini Cell Theory TCW357s
Mist:  Glimmer MistBlack Magic; Lindys Blazing Sun  Glitz Spritz, Golden Lump o’ Coal 

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