Saturday, February 25, 2012

Flying Unicorn Make it work! Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Flying Unicorn Make it Work! Blog Hop. We’re so happy that you’ve joined us! The Hop starts at the Flying Unicorn blog, so if you didn’t start there, hop on over to this link and get started so that you don’t miss anything! I’ll see you back here in a bit!
First I want to share with you this layout that I did just for this blog hop.





For my designer I chose Rodeo Ben, an innovator for wrangler jeans ~ because without him, these jeans would not look as good on my hubby as they do!



Wrangler Jeans were first made by Blue Bell, who acquired the brand when they took over Casey Jones in the mid-1940s. Blue Bell employed Bernard Lichtenstein ('Rodeo Ben'), a Polish tailor from Łódź who worked closely with cowboys, to help design jeans suitable for rodeo use. This was the origin of Wrangler Jeans. The 13MWZ style, (MWZ stands for “men’s Western zipper”) introduced in 1947 as lot number 11MWZ, is still available worldwide The pockets are positioned high in the back so that riders don’t sit on their wallets, and the belt loops are set a little wider in front to accommodate a championship buckle. They are made with flat rivets that do not scratch saddles and large zippers that riders can handle with gloves. The tapered legs fit tightly over boots so that they don’t drag like the flared “boot cut” jeans, which have little to do with practicing cowboys; and the inseam is four to six inches longer than the norm so that when a rider is in the saddle, the bottom of the jeans sits just so on the top of the foot.





There is a reason that the Creative Team members are all featuring fashion on their blogs during this hop. This is just a preview of the fun we are going to have in March during our Haute Couture at the Unicorn Ritz challenges! Wait until you see the OTP project, it is so fabulous. Hmmmm, what is haute couture, anyway? “The term "haute couture" is French. Haute means "high" or "elegant." Couture literally means "sewing," but has come to indicate the business of designing, creating, and selling custom-made, high fashion women's clothes.
To be called a haute couture house, a business must belong to the Syndical Chamber for Haute Couture in Paris, which is regulated by the French Department of Industry. Members must employ 15 or more people and present their collections twice a year. Each presentation must include at least 35 separate outfits for day and eveningwear." (For more information see What is Haute Couture by David Johnson. http://www.infoplease.com/spot/fashionside1.html)
I can’t wait for the March kit reveal. You are going to love it because it is the best ever!!Just to whet your appetite, here are a few sneaks, can you hardly wait to see it?


Here are some sneak peeks from Shona....don't they look delish?????




The March kit will reveal on March 3rd at midnight. Be sure to join us in the forums for some high fashion, Unicorn style all during the month of March!

Back to the blog hop! There will be a grand prize awarded to one lucky person who visits, becomes a follower and leaves a message at all the Creative Team member blogs. AND each CT member will also be randomly selecting someone to win a RAK so you will have 9 chances to win!!


Here is what you could win for visiting, leaving a message and becoming a follower of my blog!



And there is an amazing grand prize!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wanna see? I know you do....



If you came to my blog from Helene’s blog, then you are on the right track. Below are links to all the stops on the blog hop. The next stop is at Maggi’s blog!


Thanks for visiting me, be sure to leave a comment and become a follower so I can enter you in my random drawing for my RAK.


Make It Work! Flying Unicorn Blog Hop•


Flying Unicorn blog-Alda (note ~ you can not comment on this blog)
Denise
Frank
Helene
Laura
Maggi
Shona
Tammy
Tracey
The Flying Unicorn Forum NOTE: You must check in here to be eligible for the grand prize.


Thank you so much for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the hop!

48 comments:

Shona said...

oooooo love the LO it is just stunning. The Wrangler label is perfect!!!

Wendy Crowe said...

Oh wow! I love the corrugated! And the fact that you added denim! Awesome! What a great guy page! These sneaks are killing me...lol

Sandi Cl~ said...

Awesome LO! Love it!

Donna said...

I am already a follower of your Blog Laura. I LOVE your layout, its absolutely dude gorgeous!!!!

Denise said...

This is awesome! The textures and design go so well together!

Charlotte Brochu said...

Became a follower your blog! Love the layout and the great country feeling that you captured in it!

HeatherLynn said...

so cool that you chose something so different from the others! love your lo! love all the details! xo,hl

Tracey Gregory said...

Love it!

Cherished said...

Gorgeous work.

PG said...

Hi Laura,

Now I have to say that I never thought Wrangler's could look soooo good. Your layout is fantastic and says it all about the design. Oh I remember those days of looking at wrangler's as just jeans but your layout puts a whole new perspective on this one!

Beautiful layout Laura!

Patti

PG said...

Hi Laura,

I remember those days when wrangler' was just a brand of jeans we wore. Well I have to say your layout changes that view! Beautiful and I have to say the Wrangler label with the layout if great!

Beautiful work Laura.

Patti

Cathi O'Neill said...

Laura, your layout is great, love the texture with the corrugated cardboard and denim! Thanks for the extra sneaks!!

On The Wings Of A Scrapper said...

I was so happy to see your designer! My hubby is a country boy so I definitely will be lifting your lo.

L. Akins said...

Such a nice manly layout!

lszalil said...

Interesting intro to the Wranglers. Oh! How I wish I can fit into them once again. This really call for serious eight/bulk reduction. lol!
Very smart layout to depict the theme. Lovely....really lovely.

ms.schwiet said...

LOL love your country style!!! That threw me off a little considered the runway nature of the previous bloggers, but you gotta love them blue jeans. Your barn yard stars look amazing!!

Tammy said...

Gorgeous LO Laura!! Love the details and that fab Label!!

Colleen said...

Love the LO. What a perfect choice for a manly layout.

Peggy said...

Who woulda thought Wrangler for a design layout, but this is perfect!!! Love the rugged look you've achieve with the denim, cardboard and those wonderful stars!!!!!

Lolô Artesanato said...

Oh Laura, your page is wonderful
I love the corrugate paper and the jeans
xx
Leila

Tracy said...

Love the rustic distressed look of your page. I'm now a follower.

Jackie said...

Oh my gosh, so much information that I never knew before. I so love that layout, gorgeous man you have there too :) Love the use of the wrangler tag and those cowboy boots!

Lisa said...

Love this western lo!!! Fab idea with the jeans!!!! One of the best dude pages I have seen!!! Thank you.

Frank Garcia said...

OMG I absolutely love your LO Laura!!!! The texture and those stars, AMAZING

amy said...

Gosh Laura, I have never seen one of your LO's that wasn't short of fantastic! Your style is so gorgeous, love the layers and love your embellies! I found the wranglers info fascinating! thanks for the inspiration!

amy said...

I am not sure my original post actually posted so forgive me if I duplicate! love the LO, love denim on there, and found the wrangler info to be fascinating! Thanks for the inspiration Laura!

Sarah-R said...

Great LO - love all your layers and the stars!

Maggi said...

Love this Laura, another kind of fashion but you'll find me in jeans 95% of the time!!

Bitsy said...

Oh Laura what a great LO!! I love the Wrangler leather patch, I love the fabric, the embellies... wow! So glad you joined the DT at Flying Unicorn.. and have become my friend :-)

Bellaidea said...

I like this design and colors, see you soon!

Vicky Alberto said...

The denim, the stars - oh what a great guy page!!!

trisha too said...

Great LO, Laura--wonderful texture!

And thank you for the chance at the delightful RAK!

:)

Georgie Horn said...

I'm a new follower, hope I win your RAK. love it!

Sandi said...

I am happy to follow another Canadian scrap sister!

Starr said...

Such yummy goodness, I'm a follower now! Thanks for the HOP!

Cindy Gay said...

Nice corrugated cardboard background and denim tones.

Carol said...

Now that's my idea of high fashion, Laura! And he really does those jeans justice, lol. Amazing layout, girl.The corrugated is the perfect touch. Amazing sneaks!

Tracie said...

Love your work! New follower and looking forward to some great inspiration. Thanks! :)

2amscrapper said...

soooo clever! Loved the info on jeans. The layout is magnificent in texture and style. Great sneaks too!

doni said...

I love the fact you selected guy wear. We sometimes get stuck on female fashion. The lay out I just perfect! Paprika Thyme

Stephanie said...

Just a GREAT guy page Laura! And I love those barn stars!

Sandi Smith said...

Awesome creation and I love the stars. Perfect embellie for a masculine page!

Asmah Zainal Abidin said...

Hi Laura :)
Awesome layout! Love the stars!
Hugs,
Asmah

Sharon said...

Your creativity astounds me!!!!! I love, LOVE that you chose the desinger of Wrangler jeans for your amazing and awesome page! And what a photo - woohoo!!!!! I love your blog, too!!! So very nice to meet you here, Laura! It has been a pleasure getting to know you on your blog.

Diana said...

Rodeo Ben did a magnificent job indeed. I love your take on the high fashion idea. I love the colors, stars, everything

kashagray5 said...

Such a cool manly page Laura!!! Just AWESOME!!! Love all the textures and details!

1CardCreator said...

Gorgeous lay out, love the jeans fabric and all the bling!

Scrap2day said...

oh wow! Beautiful! I can't wait for this month's Flying Unicorn kit to be released! Each kit is more gorgeous than the one before!