Thursday, October 31, 2013

Flying Unicorns Nov Blog Hop

If you have come here from Maggi Harding's blog, Welcome.   If you would like to start back tat the beginning, please go here to the Flying Unicorns blog 


Every year in the month of November, Flying Unicorn sponsors "Flying Unicorn Gives Back." This year, we've chosen a nationally recognized charity, Best Friends Animal Society in Kanab, Utah.

For each project that is uploaded to our forum gallery, Flying Unicorn donates $1.00 to a maximum of $1,000 and. we've always reached our goal. With your help this year we will again.! Flying Unicorn also donates 5% of all sales during the month of November to the charity. Finally, do not forget to mark your calendars for our Silent Auction November 8th - November 16th .

We have set up the Flying Unicorn page on the Best Friends site where monetary donations can be made as well to help us reach this years goal of $3000.00 in charitable donations.




Best Friends' mission of No More Homeless Pets tries to place dogs and cats who are considered "unadoptable" into good homes, and to reduce the number of unwanted pets through effective spay and neuter programs. Since its inception, the number of dogs and cats being destroyed in shelters has fallen to approximately 5 million a year. There has been much progress,but there is still much more to do. Best Friends made national headlines with
their intensive efforts in rescuing so many animals in the aftermath of hurricane Katrina..


In honor of Best Friends, and the November Kit of the Month -Hear'ts Twilight - I would like to share with you the extra special project I made using the Kit of the month :

Sweet Chena
My project is of sweet Chena Harding.    You probably have come from Maggi Harding's blog, where she has also done a memorial page of her darling precious pup.  I felt it appropriate also. 

Chena was such a special dog, and close to my heart as well.  You see, Maggi is not just an internet scrappy friend, Maggi is also my personal "real - life" friend and I have been to her house several times.   In fact, I am lovingly called "Auntie Jen" to her pups. 

These are a few photos I snapped of Maggi and Chena,  Sept 2012.  The photos show their special relationship, and clearly capture Chena's darling personality.  Oh what a little character she was. 

I was with Chena on her last day.  I am forever grateful and appreciative that I was able to snap some photos of her, see her, have her smile at me, love me up and see her excitement as I stepped in the door. 

This kit is so perfect for a page about Chena.


I used some bubble wrap painted with gesso, a little fun accent that Shona often does - thanks Shona for the tip and trend.



 The wooden butterflies were painted with gesso and then topped with seed beads.

Oh my gosh , if this little darling isn't smile!  Look at her.  ( Yes Maggi too!  hehe)



Heart's Twilight is now available with an amazing and fun off the page creation- take a look:






Do not forget to join Alda and Shona this month with their process of making the below layouts. Alda will show you step by step on our You Tube Channel, while Shona has done a complete Build a Page for you all!

WAIT! There is a little more before you hop on over to Jackie Clark -Jax's blog

Want to win a Cameo-Silhouette?

Every $5.00 donated to Best Friends via our donation page will give you a chance to win!
Additional details can be found on our forums.

So hop on over to Jackie Clark -Jax's blog -  for some additional eye candy fun and thank you for your support in giving back !


Supplies: 
Studio 75  Papers - Rosalie in the Garden 03
Studio 75  Papers - Rosalie in the Garden 02
Prima Stamp 960803
Prima Stencil 655350
Prima Flowers  Audrey C 571573
Prima  Flowers Encore Pink 561345
Studio Calico Wood Veneer Butterflies
String Pearls
Burlap trim
Bubble wrap
gesso
straw mesh





41 comments:

  1. Beautfiul layout Kitty!!!
    Love hte pics Maggi and Shena...adorable!!

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  2. ooooooo I see some tears coming with this layout...SOOOOO AMAZING JEN!!!!

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  3. Your layout made my heart shed a tear. What a beautiful tribute page. Amazing it is.

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  4. Jen, what a gorgeous memorial page highlighting such a special relationship.

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  5. OMG ... me too ... I've got real tears ... now this is something very special and a layout to be treasured for all time ... cherish the memories ladies ...

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  6. I love your dog, I love your blog & your Etsy shop!!! Just Fabulous... That beauty of a dog is just Amazing <3 <3

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  7. What great photos, so full of affection! Super cause, nice Hop. Thx for the chance to win. I'm now following you. Happy end of Oct!

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  8. Thank you Jen, your page is beautiful and your pictures really captured the bond that Chena and I shared. I am so glad you were here that awful day, it helped.

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  9. Aww beautiful tribute to Maggi and Chena's bond and love. So lovely!

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  10. What a gorgeous page to remember Chena...a beautiful treasure :)

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  11. A touching tribute Jen, love this page, what a wonderful layout to create. Beautiful photos.

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  12. Gorgeous layout, Jen!! What a tribute to Chena!!

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  13. Wonderful tribute. Your Work is divine.

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  14. Aww..you can just see the love in these photos Jen!!! Precious!! Stunning LO!

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  15. How sweet Jen!! What a gorgeous layout!!

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  16. HI your pictures are beautiful, and so is your layout, what lovely doggies.

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  17. Amazing page! and the photos are so sweet!
    love it!
    xx
    Leila

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  18. This layout is simply stunning, love the CAS !!!! The photos are gorgeous!!!

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  19. Aw such a great layout and I love those photos!

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  20. Precious photos and really sweet. Great job.

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  21. Wow,,,what a beautiful story and fabulous pictures! The tears flowed through this one!!! Stunning LO! Thanks for sharing.

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  22. Oh how sweet! sniff, sniff..... Great tribute to Chena and those papers were perfect. Love your photos especially the one of them romping and playing. Following. Janelle

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  23. Aww Jen! That is a beautiful tribute to your friends, both Maggi and Chena. I am all teary now. It is a lovely, endearing LO and I hope it ends up on Maggi's wall. Precious!

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  24. So heartwarming and beautiful Jen, and those photos of Maggi and her beloved Shena are priceless!
    Love everything about your layout
    xx

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  25. Beautiful pictures! Touching story! I do not know if i'll end up without the tissus box! Well done, love everything !

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  26. Love the story and awesome photos.

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  27. Gorgeous layout Jen...I am all teary eyed now...

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  28. Beautiful page!!!! Love that you did one about Chena!!

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  29. Hi Jennifer, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
    http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

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  30. Jen, that LO is packed with love and truly is one of my faves of yours!!! Stunning as always my friend!! :)

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  31. Stunning page! Your puppy is adorable.

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  32. Gorgeous page. What a wonderful memory. I follow you via GFC

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  33. Gorgeous layout! Love the photos of Chena and Maggi together. It's obvious that they shared a special bond.

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  34. Beautiful LO, Jen. But you don't make anything that is not beautiful!

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  35. I love all the elements you used on this page! The bubble wrap, the burlap! The flowers are gorgeous as well. Beautiful page for a beautiful animal! All the best! :)
    http://mybeaner.blogspot.ca/

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  36. You really are a great friend to make these beautiful pages for Maggi. I bet she just loved them.

    Thanks for sharing! Have a wonderful week. :)

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