Monday, April 30, 2012

One of my new Favorite companies.....

Hi everyone! Laura here! Before becoming a creative team member here at the Unicorn I will admit that I had never heard of 7dots.....oh man am I glad I found the Unicorn. WOW! 7 dots paper is fabulous! Great feel and weight, fabulous design and an overall terrific paper!

Here is a little blurb I found on the 7 dots website that I think really sums up their company

Scrapbooking is our passion and we could not imagine our world without paper, glue and creative process.

We are 7 Dots Studio, because creating is our deepest nature. You will find here highest quality scrapbooking papers, stickers and die-cuts. It is up to you, what you will create using them, what emotions you will put in paper and which moments you will make live forever.

My first layout I did, I got messy....I LOVE GETTING MESSY!

I did a lot of inking and painting and wet embossing on this one! I used the 7 dots Dreamer Collection

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For the cool chipboard gears (available at the store from Dusty Attic - mini cogs) grungeboard and wood shapes (from my stash) I was inspired by Alda....I mixed some glitter in with my embossing powder and embossed them! Then I took some Ranger Distress crackle paint - Shabby Shutters and dry brushed them.

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I cut a piece of cardboard and painted them black, when dry I used the embossing powder/glitter mix and embossed on that as well...I then added a some of the ranger paint and a few acrylics from my stash

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I used a template I had and inked heavily using a make up sponge. I then punched holes using different sizes of hole punches. Of course I also inked and distressed all the edges.

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My next layout I used the same paper line - Dreamer and I got messy again!

I inked all the outside edges and used paint to 'mat' the photo

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I inked the cogs and other embellishments with red and black ink

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and I punched two different papers to add some more interest

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I was also lucky enough to receive the All I Ever Collection also from 7 dots...

This is more soft line and I wanted to play on the beautiful colors. I cut the frame out of the 'soft blanket' paper then used foam dots for dimension...I also used beautiful Petaloo flowers and punched butterflies and a few flowers from my stash....

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Here is a close up

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Thanks for stopping by and I hope 7 dots becomes a new favorite for you too!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Ranger Products - Gotta love 'em!

Hi everyone! This week we are featuring the amazing products from Ranger....Here is a little about Ranger according to their website...
'Ranger has several cohesive branding programs, signature artist lines and high-quality products to offer. Our Inkssentials™, Adirondack® and Distress™ lines are just a few examples. An inspirational staff of crafters, product developers and R&D specialists come together to bring exciting products into the craft market. Ranger has and will continue to expand its product lines into a multitude of colorful palettes and unique products for stampers, scrapbookers, mixed media artists, jewelry makers and home d├ęcor crafters.'
I personally LOVE Ranger......their liquid pearls are extraordinary....I often find myself reaching for them for that finishing touch! Actually....all of their products are made to inspire creativity and imagination.....Ranger is wonderfully innovative.
With this layout I used the ranger crackle paint on the doily I had in my stash...I had never tried that before and it worked the way I had hoped! distressed, aged and cool! I also added the paint to the chipboard rocking horse and to some chipboard letters I had in my stash. I used the baby blue liquid pearls as an accent and to create a flourish. The magnificent papers I used are also from the Unicorn store, the Little Darling Collection from Graphic 45. Photo by Michelle Vink.



here are a few close ups!





I also created a mothers day card for my mom using the Bright Side Of Life papers from Scrapcake and of course the fabulous Ranger liquid pearls

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Round Robin at The Flying Unicorn

We are playing Round Robin at the Flying Unicorn again! LOVE this!!!

I got to lift the wonderful Colleen and here is what I created!

I used the fabulous prima Sunkissed collection and the adorable baby is my great nephew Brody! The photo was taken by the talented Michelle Vink

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Scrapcake takes the cake.....

Hi everyone! This week the CT are sharing their creations featuring the gorgeous scrapcake papers!

This week I created a layout (using the mojo Monday sketch) and the awesome My Private Happiness Line....A bright, fun line with gorgeous colors and cheerful and beautiful designs

Here is a little about Scrapcake (according to their website)

'The ScrapCake was born out of passion. Passion for scrapbooking handmade cards and a whole lot of other projects. Our goal is to enable anyone to capture their most precious memories, deepest dreams as well as everyday life with the use of paper and accessories. We aim to aid everyone to express themselves no matter the form of their choice.'

When I saw this line I fell in love.....and it begged me to fussy cut. I first fussy cut the corners out of the garden of kindness paper, then the circle frame from the Happiness is in the air paper, then the borders and strips out of the Borders paper and finally the title block from the Say something Nice paper. I followed the lovely Mojo Monday sketch from Alda, added a punched circle around the photo, some flowers from my stash and a charm my kiddo won from a vending machine, used foam dots and voila....


here are a few close ups;




I had so much fun taht I also created a card for my sister in law's birthday....the papers are so gorgeous I made a simple card to let the papers shine

I rolled some paper to make the candles and then stuck in some string for the wick, did some fussy cutting and I have my card!

thanks for stopping by!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Getting Creative with Creative Imaginations

This week we are featuring the charming Creative Imaginations! I was lucky enough to receive some papers from their delectable devotion line! This is such a impressive line with luxurious and understated but not pastel colors and lush & beautiful designs.
My first layout I went a little border punch happy! lol! I cut my papers to the size I wanted then used my punch around the page. It wasn't perfect but its ok....scrapbooking isn't perfect! I fussy cutted the butterflies out of Wings paper and made some flowers from the leftovers! I also used a Melissa Francis resin available at the store!


here are a few close ups;







My second project I took a more simple approach and let the red pop of colour bring the readers attention to the fabulous photo (taken by my BFF Michelle) I created a banner, sprayed some old chipboard with red velvet and sand glimmer mist available at the unicorn store and did a little paper folding to create the visual triangle!


here are a few close ups






Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

April Kit of the month at the Flying Unicorn





We are so excited to reveal to you all A Touch of Spring - Our April Kit of The Month! From Ruby Rock-It August Moon to Meg's Garden paper Line we have filled this kit with so many goodies that your inspiration muse will bloom ! The kit is available for 31.99 plus shipping and as always its first come. first serve !









And how cool is thsi months off the page project - the Manhattan Bird House by Darice.







You can not go without the Flower Add On priced at $19.99



From Prima, Manor House Creations and Kaiser





You can easily double the amount of layouts you do with the kit by adding the Patterned Paper Add-On for $9.99 which includes one sheet of :



Ruby Rock It - August Moon, Hydrangea,Primrose, Arbor



Glitz French Kiss - Hats, Script, Stripe, Labels



Glitz Pretty In Pink - Music, Toile, Roses







The Cardstock Collection contains 10 sheets, one sheet of each color by Co-ordinations for 5.00 which includes Dahlia, Whitewash Teal, Smoke, Begonia, Blue Lilac, Whitewash Dream, Screen, Angel Orchid, Coconut Creme, and Fortune Teller.




Monday, April 2, 2012

April Guest CT at the Flying Unicorn


I am so excited to be working with Debbie! She is a very sweet lady that is uber talented and one of my favorite scrappy people!

here is a bit about Debbie....


Hi, I'm Debbie and I live with my husband in the beautiful Rockie Mountains. I work as a road designer for the Wyoming Dept. of Transportation. My love for scrapbooking started over 20 years ago! My scrapbooking style varies depending on what products I am using but I let products influence my style along with new trends and techniques. I love shabby chic and vintage styles!
Currently I design for Bo Bunny, Ruby Rock It, and Therm O Web. I am so excited to be asked to be a Guest Designer for Flying Unicorn this month and look forward to working with Alda and the team!

You have to check out her blog at http://debbie-lovescrappin.blogspot.com/

Sunday, April 1, 2012

April sketch challenge at the Flying Unicorn

Good morning everyone! The challenges are up over at the unicorn and they are fabulous and are sure to get your creative juices flowing!


This month I did a sketch challenge....here is my interpretation of the sketch








Oh but it’s not just any old sketch, oh no, it’s a fabulous hand drawn sketch by the very talented sketch artist, our very own Shona!! I had to work really hard at getting the lines just right when I cut out my paper! Well you know, it was kinda hard, since none of the lines are straight…I think Shona's brain has glimmer mist running through it, is wrapped up with ribbon and washi tape and covered in scrap cake papers!






I have no idea how Shona's brain works.....


I hope you will come over to the Unicorn and take part is all the fun and fabulous challenges!