Monday, September 22

Mojo Monday

Happy Monday! We at Flying Unicorn have another week of creative yumminess for you!  With this sketch from me (Alda) and an  incredible inspirational layout from Erica using the new Prima collection Epiphany, how can  you  not be  in the  creative state of mind!  Grab  your papers and supplies and come play along this week! 

Heidi Swapp – ‘Today’ Title

Celebrate It – Ribbon

Play along for your chance to win!

The Rules:

01. You have one week to create your project using the sketch as inspiration ( it does not have to be a layout it can be a card, a tag etc )
02. You must post your creation in this thread in order to be eligible for the 10.00 GC
03. You may use your project for any other monthly forum challenges except for the Anything goes challenge
04. Your project must be posted no later than 8:00pm on 09.28.14

Saturday, September 20

October Your Passion Your Art Pre-orders Now Open

Preorders will be open for a 48 hour period, giving you time to relax and preorder the kit at your convenience.  There are no waiting lists, no rushing to the store, and certainly no obligations!  We will have a limited number of kits available on the last day of each month for full reveal in case someone has missed the preorder window of opportunity.

We are also giving our devoted customers a what  works best  for you, purchase options on the preorders.

Pre-order – Pay Now Option –You may purchase and pay for your kit and/or all the add ons from the 20th–22nd of the  month which  will guarantee your order being  mailed out to you 5 days before the full kit reveal. 

Pre-order – Pay Later Option–Simply reserve your kit and/or the add-ons and pay later.  We will send you an invoice the day of reveal giving you time to pay. We do not hold or auto bill your credit card.  Once payment is received, your order will be mailed out to you.  

Make sure to like us on Facebook, be a member of our forums and subscribe to our newsletter thru our store so that  you do not  miss out on the preorder reminders and other special offers. 

Let‘s Get Creative! 

Alda & the 
Flying Unicorn Creative Team

Thursday, September 18

Playdate Thursday - A Flower Cart

Autumn days and cold nights are upon us and there is nothing more spectacular during this time of the year then the colors of fall. .I wanted to capture the season and  all its beauty, that a flower cart was surely the only way . So happy playdate Thursday we are  going to have some fun! 

I was so inspired by this cart that I need to make one of my own. I pulled out the scrap paper  the glue gun and started working on the template - this  takes a little bit of  time  .. but  ohh using up scrap papers is a joy ...  so  here  is the   prototype 

The prototype was done ..and  I was excited to now  make  it the  real thing.
Now  you can make one  too in  8  easy steps !  I used  a 6x6 paper pack from Studio 75 Olivia Collection and only  used  4 sheets- so the cart can  be  created using one 12x12 sheet .

That is my  clay pumpkin ... its kind of  cute :)  I used tops/lids  of things and   beads to act as baskets and vases  covering them or the use of 13@arts paints to create the  vintage worn look. 

There are a lot of handmade flowers,  and little details .. yes it  took some to to decorate it  but I  loved the  process  and the  creativity of it .  embrace the  colors of the  season and have some fun ! 

Wednesday, September 17

Tonight at 9:00pm est

Every Wednesday at 9:00pm est 

How exciting that we  have Jen as our Ustream Educator this coming Wednesday at 9:00pm est- Join us as Jen creates this  amazing Canvas  using ohh the so addictive Julie Nutting Dolls.  Mark your calendar and  do not  forget to join the Uni;s for a great tutorial and  lots of fun!

Prima Resin Shabby Chic Frames 892111
Prima Julie Nutting Doll Stamps - Dog Treats 910846
Prima Julie Nutting Stamp Borders 910204
Prima Julie Nutting Doll Stamps - Aidan 910907
Prima Julie Nutting Stamp - Shay 910433
Prima Julie Nutting Stamp - Betty 910440
Prima Julie Nutting Stamp -Little Girl 910600
Prima Julie Nutting Watercolor Tag Pad - 910853
Prima Flowers - 577711
Prima Stamp Block 4x8 with handle - 576073
Prima Stencils Decor 2 -  575922
Prima Finnabair Art Basics Molding Paste
Prima Julie Nutting paper pad 6x6 - 910877
Prima Julie Nutting paper pad 6x6 - Blush 910860
Prima Finnabair Soft Matte Gel 964128
Black Stayz-on
Wrinkle Ribbon - Ivory cream Jennifer Snyder

Tuesday, September 16

3d Fireplace

There is truly only one thing I miss in my home and that is a fireplace. Okay maybe I would only be able to use it once every  few years living in South Florida, but ohh the  decorating for the holidays I could  do ...but no fireplace, no mantle  so it was time to create my own. 

This month  at MMU ( Mid Month University)  is yup  create your own fireplace and mantle and decorate it to your hearts content. When we got the sample of the Authentique Halloween paper collection Spirited I  need to so play with it! It is a perfect collection of tradition and vintage mix for this spooktacular holiday. 

Your mantle can be for Thankgiving, Halloween, Everyday  and  of course Christmas ... just have fun ! 

The  template and the  simple 1-2-3 instructions to create yours is below.  use the template or  make your own !  My fireplace front  - I printed off some bricks and  covered the template. With molding paste and grey paint I cover  it - removing some of the  paste so the bricks came thru giving it a worn down look.  The fire was a clipart found using  google .. I di not save  it - sorry  ... 

This  challenge  starts  NOW and  ends  October 14th at 8:00pm est. 
You can make and  participate as many as you want  ...
Your fireplace has to  be  3 dimensional . 
Winner will be chosen after  8:00pm on the 14th via 
All other challenge rules apply

The  RAK  -  well that is a  Boo-tiful surprise -  Happy Decorating !!!