Thursday, October 31

Flying Unicorn Gives Back - Blog Hop

Hello & Welcome to the first stop on the hop ! 

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 KanabUtah.

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 : 

A home for Fiffi !! 

I know, such a typical poodle name, but I could not resist! My layout Mojo has been missing in action for awhile now, and speaking to Maggi she suggested a dog house project (thank you) and I ran with the idea!!  I found a DIY diagram for a real doghouse on line (thank you Home Depot) and scaled the dimensions way down so that one12x12 sheet of paper (Delightful ) was used in its creation. The roof , well that used one  full  12 x 12 sheet as well (Delicious) and a Fiskars punch, but we could not have Fiffi get wet!   Fiffi was a gifted to me by Maggi and manufactured by Fabscraps. I used puffy paint to create her fur and a marker to make her  bow pink-er than pink !! 
 Project would not be complete without some potted flowers (every project needs flowers) and the  cardstock add on was used to create the  leaves. 
 Alley Cat and Princess,  those are buttons from my stash and sit on the fence that  was created using the cardstock add on, cottage cutz fence diecut  and embossed with aged embossing powder from the store.

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 Marillia's Blog  

  We will have one lucky Hopper that will win our Grand Prize Gift Certificate of 150.00! All you have to do is follow three simple rules : 

     01. Be a follower of everyone's blog 
02. You can not leave a comment on my blog - so  rule 2 for me n/a 
 03. After  you have hopped - leave a comment in the forums telling us what you liked about the hop! 

BUT WAIT .....there is more ...
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 Marillia's Blog  for some additional eye candy fun and  thank you for  your support in giving back !  

In case you get lost along the way the Participants - in order: 
01. Alda - You are Here ! 
03. Denise 
05. Maggi 
06. Jennifer 
07. Jax
11. Bex 
13. Lynne
14. Tammy