Saturday, November 1

Flying Unicorn Gives Back

Every year for the month of November, Flying Unicorn sponsors "The Flying Unicorn Gives Back." It is about helping, supporting and paying it forward to those that need it the most. Our chosen charity this year is CURESEARCH.

CureSearch for Children's Cancer is a national non-profit foundation that accelerates the cure for children's cancer by driving innovation, eliminating research barriers and solving the field's most challenging problems. They fight every day to make treatment possible and a cure probable for the 42 children diagnosed with cancer daily. CureSearch is accredited by the BBB Wise Giving Alliance, has 3 stars on Charity Navigator, and is a Gold participant on GuideStar.

There are so many different ways for you to help and support Cure Search during our Give Back Month :

  • Join in on our 1000 Uploads! Flying Unicorn donates $1.00 to a maximum of $1000.00 for each completed project loaded in our gallery .
  • Silent Auction - November 13th - November 16th - Get your retail therapy during our auction days! Lots of paper crafting supplies at major discounted prices along with one of a kind items for you to bid on !
  • Participate in Special Challenges where the Creative Team will donate to the cause
  • Raffle - a 5.00 ticket will give you a chance to win a Vagabond! 

We have set up a Flying Unicorn page on their site where donations can be made

Join us throughout the month of November 
and together we will make a difference !! 


Happening NOW till November 8th 3:00pm est 

For every $5.00 donated you will have a chance to win a Tim Holtz Vagabond! 
Donate directly on our CureSearch Page and leave a comment in our Raffle thread on the forums  or send us an email


Join us this month in the Flying Unicorn Gives Back thread and participate in creating a project using the below sketch. Grab inspiration from the sketch or Shona's amazing  creation! 

Every project entered Shona and Alda will donate $1.00 each to CureSearch to a maximum of $100.00 - Lets Get Creating! 

We have so much more happening during our Flying Unicorn Gives back ....  and do not forget to check out our Facebook page for another way to Give Back!!

Friday, October 31

Your Passion Your Art- November Kit of the Month

It's here  ..Our November Kit of the Month !  Jam Packed with yummy goodies our kit will let you explore your passion and create those perfect memories. So without further adieu Flying Unicorn proudly presents Your Passion, Your Art - November  2014 Kit of the Month

Our main kit is never complete without an off the page project to get you creatively thinking outside the page!  This antique white chicken wire heart hangs beautifully in any location, and is easy to decorate. Each heart measures 15.75 x 13.625 inches.

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 3 -3x3 canvas to create a story or little awesome stocking sufferers. An easel is also included so that your art can be predominately displayed!

Flowers, chipboard,  and embellishments 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 Kit of the Month creations or it can stand alone and  you can  create  something magical!  So turn the music up  order that pizza for the family and  lock your self away while you create some art!
Our Small Art Big Passion is all about the love of making cards, tags atc's and  anything in between.From Stamps, flowers, paper and embellishments in between the  yummy goodies included will  enhance any of the  kits or stand alone . 


We are thrilled to present great tutorials, techniques, videos and Build a Page using our  Kit of the Month to help you grow in the passion of your art. So stay tuned  there is so much  more to come in the  next  week!  

Kits and Add On Kits are limited so do not delay in getting yours! 

Thursday, October 30

Got 5 minutes? Come Play with Us!

“They are not long, the days of wine and roses. Out of a 

misty dream, our path emerges for a while, then closes, 

within a dream.” 
― Ernest DowsonThe Poems and Prose of Ernest Dowson

5 minutes is all you need  to create these darling rosebuds or half open roses. Think how many you can create in an hour and ohh.. used on a  project of beauty they  will be admired, like a rose should. Knowing these were made by you, yes that makes these roses so much sweeter.

I hope you enjoy the video I have created for you using the Tattered Floret die  by Heartfelt Creations. 

With the above and last weeks tutorial you are so ready to create your own rose garden! Now that we  have making some flowers under our  wings  ...  the next video you will be using these to create a card  - stay tuned .... 

Wednesday, October 29

Tonight at 9:00pm

Every Wednesday at 9:00pm est 

Are you excited to see the next  great Ustream Show?  Flying Unicorn is  pleased to inform you all that Song  is  our next Ustream Educator this coming Wednesday at 9:00pm est. She is going to dazzle  us with this most amazing Mixed Media Artistic Canvas Creation.  So set your  reminder  this is a show you will not want to miss! 

Supplies : 

- Prima Something Blue - Clear Stamps - 2
- Creative Embellishments Bird Cages 
- Kaiser craft Stamps -Decorative Tape Pieces
- Prima 6" x 6" Stencil - Basket Weave
- Creative Embellishments Flourish - Set 15
- Prima Manhattan - Broadway
- Prima 6x6 Paper Pack Sea Shore
- Prima Melbourne - Rainforest
- Le Mia-Chantilly- Prima Flowers
- Inklingz: Giddy about green, I’m not limn, Blue my mind
- Coloringz: Well Blue Me down

Monday, October 27

Mojo Monday

Its a double the pleasure double the fun kind of  Mojo Monday day!  Not  only do I , Alda, bring you the sketch, I bring you my inspirational project using the sketch as well... and its a card - Mojo Monday is not for layouts alone ! 
Using a sketch one has to get a little creative, but, the creative plans are there. I used the  oval inspiration as my base, and  the mixed art layers from the sketch, well  those turned to papers for me.  To scale the sketch down to card size,  the embellishments adorn the upper left hand side as oppose to a large butterfly or dragonfly, because of the flower cluster below ( its more pleasing to the eye) . I took the tags from the  sketch and used them as my sentiment/card title and with a little cheese cloth tucked in here and there I was able to create a little airy  feel. 

My new  found  love -  oh my the die cut from memory box that we just got into the store Fresh Foliage 98502. You may have leaf die cuts  but not like this  one  ...  its  gorgeous and  I  only had to cut it twice and  look at all the  tucked in leaves ....a perfect  size die cut for card makers! 
 The flowers are an array of mixed hand made ones. flying unicorn and petaloo. I have a box where the  left over flowers go and I pull it out now and then and try to use up my stash ... Little Petaloo berries are tucked into between the flower clusters giving another element  which adds a unique dimension of  flower clusters ... so  next time  you create  use a berry, pearl, brad etc and tuck it in  to create additional capturing of the viewers eye. 
 I was hoarding, but  finally broke into my Maja Design 6x6  Summer Vintage papers. They are my colors, my designs, a  shabby vintage gorgeousness  each sheet. We have a few left  in the store ... This collection is really a must  must have for all the  shabby lovers out there .. 
Alpha's are from long long time ago Prima ... I  love  little alpha stickers,  those I  do not hoard but  collect that is a guarantee . Whether on layouts, cards, tags, adding a word, saying, they are always handy and perfect.  
In order to apply a word and  make sure it it straight I first apply it to a strip of paper and then glue it onto my creation - this little tip ensures the title and the word is straight .. 

Okay hope you all feel a little more creative and  do not forget to join us this  week on th e forums and/or on our  Facebook page and show off your creation using our sketch . 

Supplies Used :  
Petaloo Berries - Pink 

Berry Clusters White 
Fresh Foliage -Memory Box 

Maja Design - Vintage Summer

Stylus Set - Mc Gill