Thursday, July 31, 2014

Reveal Day at Flying Unicorn!

Get your Creative On! Flying Unicorn is pleased to share with you our August Your Passion, Your Art Kit of the Month. The August kit is based around the gorgeous papers from Pion Designs -My Precious Daughter. With a gorgeous color palette of purples, pinks and ivories, there is no doubt that your creative passion will be overflowing! Without further adieu we present the kit and the creations of the Creative Team.

Here is a layout that I created using the kits!  This kit is simply amazing!!

Our main kit is never complete without an off the page project to get you motivated. This month we have a steel glass cased lantern manufactured by Darice that is already fro you to alter. Let your imagination soar and check out some of the amazing inspiration from the Creative Team.
From the beginner to the avid mixed media artist our Mixed Art add on kit will surely please you. Our Mixed Art kit will always come with a canvas and this month we have included a 12 x12 rectangle one ready for you to get your mojo going. With a splash of color blooms mists from Priam Marketing, a little more glimmer in the pearlex and lots of Flying Unicorn Adornments and Prima roses, its time to get your hands a little messy and create some art!
Our Small Art Big Passion is all about the love of making cards, tags atc's and anything in between. With the 6x6 collection of Pion paper, to a flower die manufactured by La-La Land Crafts, sweet thanks you, birthday cards , just becuase cards will be reaching friends and family doorsteps soon.
Flowers, resin, pearl-ex oh my! Our Mixed Passion is a collection of everything pretty to add to the Main kit or the add on kits. The colors and embellishments will enhance your August Kit of the month creations or it can stand alone and you can create something Magnificent . So turn the music up order that pizza for the family and lock your self away while you create some pure yumminess!

Tune in this month with the Uni team to learn and create with us! You do not need the kit to play along or to view any of our videos. There is something to learn and get inspired for everyone.
This month our educators are :

Create with Ayeeda on Friday August 8th when her video goes live on our You Tube Channel and she shows us how to create a piece of art using products from the kit and products by 13@rts.

Robbie has created a fabulous step by step Build a Page Tutorial that will be showcased on our forums on Tuesday August 5th. So make sure to come on by and create something spectacular with her!

Keren will wow us all with a spectacular You Tube video on created a layout using the kit of the month and the add on kits as well . There are so many yummy techniques and tips you will not want to miss out. Keren's You Tube video will be available on August 4th. so mark your calendars, and become a subscriber of our You Tube channel !

Be sure to check out all the Creative Team work at Flying Unicorn!  I'll be sharing my other creations soon, too!


Thursday, July 24, 2014

3 Birds Studio and Xyron!

At 3 Birds Studio, we have been hopping and sharing with Xyron all week!  What a great swap with great products!

If you haven't yet, be sure to go to the 3 Birds Blog to see how I used the Xyron Creative Station to make this little album!  I have included step by step instructions on the 3 Birds blog.

My blog post today is all about the embellishing!

As you can see there is a lot of dimension to this little album.  I honestly love adding all the details and the added dimension just adds more interest to me, which is a good thing in my book!

After finishing the cover and adding the bow, the first thing I added was a little chipboard piece that I turned into a charm to hang from the ring.  I glued a tiny punched flower to it to make it coordinate with the cover and the inside pages.

When using one ring, you can choose the way your mini album will open.  For this one, I chose to have it open vertically.

I love all the little glittery pieces that are included in the 3D sticker set and the chipboard set.  So, naturally, some of those pieces had to make it into my album.  

I added a few punched flowers and leaves to the little roses and these pages were complete.  

Ok, since I hardly ever get a picture that does the glitter justice and today I did, I had to include a close-up!!  :)  Notice that the sticker is raised?  These already have foam on the back which makes layering easy!

For these pages, I went with some more of the glittery piece, punches and another 3D embellishment.  The black circle on the top page was cut from one of the papers.  There are lots of fussy cutting options in the paper pads!

Another glitter close-up!  I was on a roll!  BUT... what I really want you to see is that little camera!  How cute, right?  There are all kinds of little shaker boxes included in the 3D embellishment collection!

The last pages combine several of the same elements that are shown on the cover and the first pages.  One last thing that I want to share with you is that I used things from both the Graceful Seasons and Midday Medley Collections.  Each collection stands alone to make beautiful projects, but also has so many coordinating elements, too!

Now...  For you...  I have some really good news!

Did you know that you can win some great products from both 3 Birds Studio and from Xyron?  
Well, you can!

Head over to the 3 Birds Blog for all the details!  

Also, don't forget to stop in at Xyron to see what their team has been up to using the 3 Birds Collection!

Finally, if you missed us on HSN yesterday, not to worry!  You can still purchase 3 Birds Products on the HSN website!


Sunday, July 20, 2014

Flying Unicorn Kits

Here is my last layout made with the July Flying Unicorn Kits.

I used lots of the Authentique Papers that were included in the kit.  These are such a great match for this sweet photo.

There are so many beautiful flowers in the kit, too!  These are from Petaloo.

To finish the page and add detail, I added stitching, ribbons and stickers!

Be sure to check out the Flying Unicorn Store for all the details on how you can get your hands on all the upcoming kits!


Thursday, July 10, 2014

Flying Unicorn July Kit Layout

This is another layout that I made with the Flying Unicorn July Kits.  The kits are so beautiful and have so many terrific embellishments, papers and mixed media elements.  The things you can do with them are endless!

I LOVED the script mask that was included!  It made such a beautiful back ground for my layout.  I used textured stone medium with it to get the dark color.

I layered lots of Prima Resin Pieces with the photos and used some journaling cards to frame the photos.

I also used the little pearls that are included in the kit for a touch of added detail.  The smaller ones, I set on some sequins from my stash.

Be sure to drop by the Flying Unicorn Store to get details about ordering your own kits!  Also, remember with the pre-order option, you will never miss a kit!


Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Flying Unicorn July Off the Page

Did you know that Flying Unicorn Kits include an off the page item each and every month?  Well, they do!  This month, a wooden boat is included.  You should see what some of the girls did with them!  Be sure to check them out on our Facebook Page, in our Forums and on the teams blogs!

I chose to make a little boat for a decor piece.  This could not only be used for a nautical theme, it would make a fun centerpiece for a summer party, a 4th of July party or even a themed birthday party.

I used the Authentique Anchored Collection to decorate my boat with.  It is perfect since it's already designed to be nautical.  The best part... you can also find it in the Flying Unicorn Store!!  Check here... Authentique Anchored Collection.

The first thing I thought of was to make a sail for my boat.  That came with a bit of thought about how to make the mast to be sure it stood up.  I used a bit of floral foam, covered it with paper and then... my Sonic drink addiction payed off!  I used a Sonic straw for the mast.  Perfect!  It's already red and all I had to do was glue a bead to the top. 

Prima white wire and little flags, in addition to the sail, finished off this section.  You can find the wire in the store, too! 

Have you seen all the new adornments in the Flying Unicorn Store?  This little anchor fit perfectly with the little boat!  You can see all the new adornments in the store here.

A few more flowers and a little wheel were the last few additons.

Don't forget to check out our Facebook page!  We love to hear from you and would love to see what you are doing with the kits!


Monday, July 7, 2014

Reveal at Flying Unicorn!

Well, nothing like being out of town during the reveal and your post not going live!  Having said that, I still want you to be able to see what a fabulous group of kits that Flying Unicorn put together this month!  I was so excited to see these gorgeous kits on my doorstep!
So without further ado... take a look at this!!
Though we do not want the next months to Fly Away - we are thrilled to present and include the new 13@arts collections Fly Away as part of our July Your Passion, Your Art Kit of the Month.

Here is one of the layouts that I made with the kit.
The sweet elements included made showcasing the photo so easy!  Oh man, that frame from Prima!

 More resin pieces, flowers...AND... you can even get the leaf dies that I used in the Flying Unicorn store!

Our kits are amazingly unique and every month we include an Off the Page Project . This month you will receive a wooden canoe 

I can't wait to show you my own little boat!
A perfect add on for the avid mix media artists out there to the ones that are just getting their hands, and yes sometimes face and feet inked! The colors in this kit compliment all the other kits being offered this month or it can stand alone since it will always come with a canvas so you can play as soon as you receive it !
The latest and greatest embellishments and goodies for you that compliment the main kit and all the add on kits. You can purchase this to add creativity to the stash you have on hand or to mix in with our main kit for more creative yumminess!
Our Small Art, Big Passion addon kit can stand alone or mix it in with the main kit. Perfect for card makers, altered projects, tags, atc's and so much more!
We have an incredible month of great tips, techniques step by step tutorials along with some amazing videos to teach and and get you creating! Our educators this month will be using the kit to inspire you along, though you can always create and try using your own stash too! So become a subscriber of our You Tube Channel and our forums - You do not want to miss out!

So be sure to stop by the Flying Unicorn site to check out the kits and all the great projects that the Design Team has done with the kits!

Also, remember... You never have to miss a kit again with the new pre-order option from Flying Unicorn!