Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Blog Give Away! - Sponsored by Maja Design


I am giving away one Life By The Sea collection 12x12 each. If you are interested in this beautiful summery collection, I'll need you to do the following...

Rules for the giveaway
1.  Become a follower of the Maja  Design blog and of course my blog.
2.  Leave a comment here as to your thoughts about Maja papers.  
3.  I'd love for you to share this blog give-away on your own Facebook or on your blog.  You can find the "share" buttons at the end of this blog post.   

On May 31st, I'll use random.org to pick a winner of the an entire collection of Life BY The Sea
Here are a couple of projects I created using this Collection.
This is a a little set I created for a romantic date by the sea to watch the sunset.   You can find the original post here to see more close ups of how I used the collection.




I also used the collection  with my  Flying Unicorns Off the Page Project from the Coffee and Muse May Kit of the Month:
This is the overview - the complete image of the project.  It is a configuration book to hold all my wonderful thoughts of the beach, my favorite place.   You can see more details and close ups of this project here.  

Close up of the cover featuring a photo I took of the Pier at Naples Beach, Florida. 
Close up of the inside cover


Inside of the book. 
These are some of the papers from the Life By The Sea collection used on the inside of the book and in some of the book sections as well as in my wine glasses set. 

   Navigate
Sailing
Regatta 

Marina



                                

Thanks for looking and don't forget the rules once more: 

Rules for the giveaway
1.  Become a follower of the Maja  Design blog and of course my blog.
2.  Leave a comment here as to your thoughts about Maja papers.  
3.  I'd love for you to share this blog give-away on your own Facebook or on your blog.  You can find the "share" buttons at the end of this blog post.   

Also please contact your favorite on-line retailer to have them carry Maja Design papers. 
You can find Maja Design at the Flying Unicorn. 



Single Rose - Flying Unicorn May Kit of the Month - Coffee and Muse

Here is a piece I created with the Flying Unicorns May Kit - Coffee and Muse.  This page features the gorgeous 7 Dots papers from the kit. 

I took this photo a few years ago. I am scratching my head as to where I took it.  Seeing as I have no rose bushes in my yard, I clearly must have sneaked into one of my neighbors yards to take this weee early one morning. 

I do know that I was experimenting on my photoshop to get the photo editing all dirty and grungy.  I set it aside and never scrapped it till I saw this paper - an almost perfect match.  I used a whole bunch of Clearsnap Donna Salazar Mixd Media Inx to blend and extend my photo into my layout. 

The flowers featured here are from the Flower Add-On for the May   


Thanks a million for looking and stopping.  Stop by the Unicorns and have some fun.  All are warmly welcomed.   No Kit club membership needed to start the fun!

Supplies
Flying Unicorns Kit of the Month Coffee and Muse, Flower Add-On

  • Prima - Ingvild Bolme - Chalk Fluid Edger - Brick Wall 
  • Prima - Divine Collection - Flower Embellishments - Solid Flower Vine - Yellow 
  • Kaisercraft - Paper Blooms - Flowers - Coral 
  • 7 Dots - Love is in the Air Collection - SDPP0058
  • Tim Holtz Forrest Moss/Black/Vintage Photo Inks
  • Clearsnap - Donna Salazar - Mix'd Media Inx - Peaches, Vintage, Schoolhouse, Mossy, Peaches
  • Magnolia Brand Berries
  • Dylusions - Black Marble
  • Kaisercraft  -Arty stamp CS879
  • Ranger Glossy Accents
  • Claudine Hellmuth Studio Acrylics - Black


Flying Unicorns Presents The May Kit of the Month - 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!



THIS IS BIG !!!
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







Monday, April 29, 2013

Zva Creative April DT Blog Hop!


Zva Creative and my fellow Design Team members welcome you to our April blog hop! We are excited  and happy you are joining us and look forward to sharing our new work with you!

Today's Blog Hop begins at Zva's facebook! Be sure head on over to check it out! 

And here’s a list of participants (in case there is a glitch along the way):

As you know, Zva offers many beautiful color groupings for pearls, flowers and crystals.  If you like what you see along the hop you can find a list of stores and online retailers that sell Zva HERE.

Discover
I paired the wonderful regal pearly flourishes of ZVA with the papers from Maja Design - Life By the Sea collection.  I chose them because I took this photo of my niece on our local pier. 



ZVA Creative CRB-06CA-111 white pearl flourish






ZVA Creative CRW-03CB-148B  Iridescent Dots ( Basic Line Crystals)




ZVA Creative CRS-06CA-122 white pearl flourish





This is a piece I created using ZVA'a pearly flourishes.  It is a photo of my niece that I took last Spring. 

If you would like to play along with our design team, just follow along the blog path.  I am linking to one of the Zva designers and that designer is linking to the next and so on. Be prepared to be inspired along the way!

The Blog Hop starts today, April 29th and runs through midnight US Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, April 30th.

***Prizes***
Hidden on FIVE of the designer's blogs is a Zva Creative prize package! Winners will be randomly chosen after the hop is over. All you need to do is leave a comment on this Blog Hop post... you do not need to leave a comment on each and every designer's blog post to qualify. However, the more times you comment along the blog hop path, the more chances you will have to win.

The 5 winners will be announced on Wednesday, May 1st on Zva's facebook . We will do our best to notify each winner, but it's best if you can pop in to Zva's blog on Wednesday to see if you are a winner!

We also thought it would be more fun to add even more chances to win our blog hop prize!  To increase your chances of winning:
  1. * Comment to let us know that you posted on your Facebook page about our hop (link to any of the blog hop posts)
  2. * Comment to let us know that you "tweeted" about our hop (link to any of the blog hop posts)
  3. * Comment to let us know that you asked your local store to carry Zva creative products.  If they already do, that's fantastic, maybe you can suggest other products that they don't carry.
  4. *Hop over to Zva's facebook page and "like" our page or leave a comment there to tell us that you stopped by if you already like follow us there!


The blog hop begins here at Zva's facebook. Your next stop is Christin Gr√łnnslett
Enjoy!

Thank you for joining us!

P.S. Mark your calendar to join us again on May 27th for our next Zva blog hop!






Supplies:
ZVA Creative CRB-06CA-111 white pearl flourish
ZVA Creative CRS-06CA-122 white pearl flourish
ZVA Creative CRW-03CB-148B  Iridescent Dots ( Basic Line Crystals)
Maja Design - Life By the Sea collection - Navigate
Maja Design - Life By the Sea collection - Dinghy
Reflection Brand Flowers
Kaisercraft RubOns - Journey RB905
American Crafts Bakers Twine
Clear snap Donna Salazar Mixd Media Inx - Patina
Pink Paislee London Market Chipboard Buttons 00640
Martha Stewart punches: Scroll Heart
Grapevine Stars - mini