Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Flying Unicorns and 7Dots Team up - Illumination Collection

The Flying Unicorns and 7Dots have teamed up today to show off the new Illuminations Collection.

We waited, and we waited, and yes we waited a little longer, but the day finally arrived. Our stalking of the 7 dots blog finally paid off- the sneak peeks of the newest hottest collections were being shown ... and the excitement in the scrap world hit all corners of the globe... A little more patience we would have to summon up until the papers landed on our doorsteps where we could hold it, smell it, hug it, knowing creativity with all of the collections was ours! If we thought they were exquisite on line than we were blown away when we were able to cuddle them !

Flying Unicorn was thrilled to embrace Cold Country in our April kit of the month but we could not stop there ...We needed a little more play time and it is with great honor and excitement that the Uni's hooked up with 7 dots for a two day showcase spread of their incredible Illumination Collection .

Without further adieu I bring you 100% Eye Candy Creations :

Creation by Shona

Creation by Jennifer

Creation by Delaina

Incredible n'est pas?
Keep on looking there is so much more yummies to see!!

Creation by Tammy
Creation by Lainie

Creation by Melinda

That's all for today - but join us tomorrow for so much more !!!

But wait ... there is a little more ...
Head on over to the 7 dots blog and take a second peek - but domnot forget to leave some love and a comment - that is all you need to do in order to have to win this amazing Prize Pack donated by 7dots -

So CLICK on over to 7DOTS and see you all tomorrow

ohh and ps....
over at

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on all 7 dots papers and embellishments
today and tomorrow

and here are more  close ups of my bunny card.

The little eggs fold up and go inside the bunny card. 

Here is the card opened.  The tiny bunny holds the eggs and a gift card as well. 

And this is what the bunny looks like when he is hiding all the eggs. 

The drawings are NOT mine.  I found some wonderful templates at  Free Kids Crafts

Thanks a bunch Free Kids Crafts - go check them out!

7Dots Illumination Paper Elements Stickers SDST0026
Prima Abbey Flowers 571832
7Dots Illuminations Collection -Tolerance SDPP0087
7Dots Illuminations Collection -Joy - SDPP0088
7Dots Illuminations Collection -Acceptance SDPP0089
7Dots Illuminations Collection - Balance SDPP0090

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Prima Time Travelers Memories -Altered Butterfly Wall Decor

Prima Time Travelers Memories Collection
(You can see the Prima Blog post here) #travelingwithprima

This is a metal wall hanging I created using Prima's new Time Travelers Memories collection.  It's a magnificent collection with warm vintage appeal. When looking at the patterned paper, I decided I needed to showcase how amazingly gorgeous the prints look together.

Below is the original metal butterfly base I bought at clearance  - though you can kind of see why it was on clearance.  A bit drab and frankly boring.  And it's big spanning over 12inches wide. So now you have both big and drab.  Ho hum.

With a little imagination and help from Prima Marketing, let's transform this into the beautiful butterfly it deserves to be! 

Step 1.  I traced the butterfly onto a sheet of  white copy paper to get my base paper layer.  My base layer is  Prima Time Travelers Memories -Tickets Only ( product 813918).

Step 2.  Set the butterfly tracing on a photo copier to reduced the size for the smaller wing layer. This layer is  Prima Time Travelers Memories Collection -Dark Lines (product 813895).

Step 3.  I mounted the smaller wing set onto cardboard.  The I cut the wings apart to make two segments.

Step 4.  I wanted my wings to be angled so I have a little secret that I found works well.  I used an everyday hardware hinge glued to the cardboard to keep the wings angled. Works like a champ!

Step 5.  Before I glued the hinged layer to the metal frame, I added some foam to support the wings.  If you look at the photo below, you can see the foam peeking out from underneath the second layer.  Keeps them nice and secure.

Step 6. I created a third layer of  smaller wings using  Prima Time Travelers Memories Collection -Roses ( product 813864).  I also backed them with cardboard and cut them in half.  This allows the wings to rest nicely on the layer underneath.  

Step 7.  I cut a decorative butterfly body from  Prima Time Travelers Memories Collection - Priceless Moments (product 813925).  When I saw this paper, I knew right away that it was great for the body of my piece. 

Step 8.  Final step is to decorate with finishing touches.  I created ornate markings on the wings using Time Travelers Memories Collection  -Wood Embellishment clock faces and topping them with Time Travelers Memories Collection -Brads

I added some interest to the head by adding Time Travelers Memories Collection -Flair Buttons.  This also gives the appearance of delicate antennas.

I used the Time Travelers Memories Collection  -Wood Embellishment ornate keys in my floral cluster as "picks" instead of keys.  They are magnificently ornate and add just the finishing touch I needed in my cluster to complete the vintage style look.

Thanks for spending a few moments with Prima Marketing and the new Time Travelers Memories Collection .#travelingwithprima

Prima Time Travelers Memories Altered Butterfly
Prima Supplies:
813918 Prima Time Travelers Memories Collection -Tickets Only
813895 Prima Time Travelers Memories Collection -Dark Lines
813864 Prima Time Travelers Memories Collection -Roses
813925 Prima Time Travelers Memories Collection - Priceless Moments
572686 Prima Time Travelers Memories Collection -Flair Buttons & Clear Stamp
572860 Prima Time Travelers Memories Collection  -Wood Embellishments
572730 Prima Time Travelers Memories Collection -Brads
567506 Prima Flowers -Engraver Collection
571504 Prima Flowers LeMia
574697 Prima Flowers Talia Tenacious
misc trim

Monday, April 7, 2014

Flying Unicorns Small Art -Big Passion April

We are thrilled to reveal our April 2014 Your Passion Your Art kit of the month! This kit is filled to the brim with the long awaited 7 Dots Collection Cold Country ! A vintage, artistic feel with lots of one of kind goodies and mixed media enhancements to allow you to create with passion your works of art!

Our Small Art Big Passion add on kit is perfect for card, tag and atc makers! This add on kit is a wonderful enhancement to the main kit and all other add on kits ..

I thought the Julie Nutting Doll Stamps would be great for these papers.

Our Small Art Big Passion

Our Small Art Big Passion
  • FabScraps  –RetroTwist Collection –Floral Dreams C65003\ floral wishes C65004
  • retro flower c65007
  • Silk periwinkle
  • silk french lilac
  • Bella trims BWT28 Black
  • Prima Flowers mini sachet plum 565923
  • Prima Ingvild Bolme Dark Bark
  • FabScraps  –Retro Twist Collection –Romantic  Bird C65002
  • Black Ribbon/trim
  • Text Stamp or sentiment
  • Purple   Paint - Silks Periwinkle 
  • Card for background
  • Mini flowers
  • Gesso
  • Prima Doll Stamp 910280

FabScraps - Retro Twist Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Romantic Bird
FabScraps - Retro Twist Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Retro Flower
FabScraps - Retro Twist Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Floral Dreams
FabScraps - Retro Twist Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Floral Wishes

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Maja Design - April Mood Board

Maja Design - April Mood Board

The Mood Board is up for April. It is fabulous and spring-like and gorgeous. We know you'll be inspired.

Please post your work to the blog by April 23. All postings must be sized 600x600. If you are unsure of how to resize, just drop me a message here and I will help.

Draw your inspiration from the coors, the image, the poem, or the words.