Monday, July 30, 2012

Flying Unicorn 2012-2013 Creative Team

The day is here!! We are so ready to reveal the 2012-2013 of our Creative Team! We know that this team will inspire, excite and motivate you in a world of Creative Bliss.So without further adieu let me introduce to you Flying Unicorn's Creative Team :

DENISE JENSEN - Creative Team Director

My name is Denise Jensen and I’ve been scrapbooking for almost 13 years now. I’m a married mother of 4 (3 girls and 1 boy, well he is a man now) and grandmother of a very beautiful boy! I work at a center as the Recreation Coordinator for children with special needs. My darling husband is a police officer and between work and family, we are kept pretty busy in our little town of Marion, North Dakota. My children are all involved in sports and I like it that way, it keeps them busy!! I am a Girl Scout Leader, Sunday School teacher and Special Olympics Track and Field coach as well.
Scrapbooking is a passion of mine. I love what I do. I try to create something every day. I believe scrapbooking is an expression, not a competition. I also believe in sharing our love for this craft. Each one of us creates in our own beautiful way and there is so much to learn from one another.
I am the proud Creative Team Director for Flying Unicorn and love it! I have learned so much since I joined and have made some fabulous friends!

MAGGI HARDING - Creative Team Coordinator

My name is Maggi Harding and I live in North Carolina, USA, with my wonderful husband and two standard poodles that we refer to as the spoos. They are my children and of course, I do a lot of layouts featuring my furkids.

In 2005, I thought it would be a great idea to make each of my two best friends from college a scrapbook filled with memories of the 35 years that we have known each other. I was immediately hooked on this art form as I finally found something that combines my love of photography and writing with my artistic longings. Scrapbooking is my passion and I spend most of my free time pursuing my "scrappy" dreams. Through scrapbook art, I have awakened my "inner artist"!

I describe my style as eclectic vintage/shabby chic. I love to liven up a layout with bright and contrasting colors. I love scrapping 12 x 12 pages but I also have a real love for making paperbag albums and off the page projects. For me, scrapbooking is an artistic adventure, what can I create, how can I make this piece of paper come to life? Along with scrapping the pictures, I love to tell the stories and often reflect on how to tell the story hidden in my photographs.

SHONA KEEHN- Creative Team

My name is Shona Keehn and I am from British Columbia, Canada. I have 3 children, lots of grand babies and a wonderful husband of 26 years. He is pretty supportive with my scrapping addiction and tries not to blow a gasket when I spend too much on it…lol

I have been scrapping for many years but have just found my scrappy style in the last year or so, Shabby Chic, and it is definitely something that I change up lots. I am always trying new techniques and love to make embellishments. I love to start with palettes and sketches. I find it amazing all the variations from just one starting point.

I get so much inspiration from everyone in the scrapping world and I hope that you can get some from me.

Tammy Henderson- Creative Team

Hello, my name is Tammy Henderson (aka Simplyme). I have 2 wonderful teenagers that keep me going and a wonderful husband; we have been married for 18yrs. I live in the Bootheal area of MO. I’m just a small town girl having a blast in the scrapping world! I have been doing this wonderful craft since 2005 and have been hooked every since. I love all types of art and the different mediums. I think that is the thing that has kept me in love with this craft, because it’s not the same ole thing. Anything goes and the sky is the limit. I absolutely love getting to combine pictures of my loved ones, with my favorite thing in the world ART! I have been a Creative Team member for 7mths for Flying Unicorn. I love every minute of it! My favorite embellies to use is Flowers!! Rare will you ever see a project done without one!

Laura Ghully- Creative Team

Hi everyone I'm Laura (aka Angelbear). I am so proud to be on this wonderful Creative Team, with all of these amazing and talented ladies!
I live in a small town in beautiful south-western Ontario, Canada. I am a small town girl, and get lost in the big cities lol! I am a stay at home mom to 2 fantastic and energetic little boys - Cody is 11 and Ty is 10. They are 13 months apart and they keep me hoping! I am always busy with something with them!!!! I am happily married for 12 years to my best friend and the most patient & handsome man on earth, Jon. He keeps me grounded, is always there for me and NEVER asks how much I spent on scrappy stuff! He is a long haul truck driver, so it is just me and our boys all week, but when he is home, it all about us!
I started scrapping years ago when my sister took me to a Creative Memories beginner class and I although I really enjoyed it I just wasn't a Creative Memories scrapper and soon struck out on my own. I found a few very helpful and friendly sites on the web and have been trying new things and learning ever since. That's why I LOVE being on the creative team....I learn so much from these talented ladies!!!! I think my style is eclectic. sometimes I like a very clean and simple layout, sometimes my layouts are more layered and sometimes I ink, tear, layer and distress my projects! With my husband on the road, and two very active boys to keep me busy, I don't have a lot of time to myself to scrap so I make time! Almost every night after the kids go to bed, I take out my supplies and try an do something scrapbooking oriented every day to give me some 'me' time. My family is the focus of my life, my inspiration, and my motivation to scrapbook.

Kelly Foster- Creative Team

My name is Kelly Foster, I am 25 years old. I am enjoying a busy life in Minnesota, with my other half, Jeremy, and our two beautiful red-headed little girlies, Lilah (2) and Paisley (2 months). I started scrapbooking 2 years back, just wanting to preserve the thousands of photos I was taking!! I quickly became active with the online scrapbooking world, and my creativity just kind of "took off" and I have learned so much!! I am constantly experimenting with my style, but if I had to define what I'm currently doing, I'd call it "shabby/artsy/chic." I love lots of distressing, layering, and a little bit of messy. I love mixing lots of patterns together, and searching through the mess on my desk for fun bits and pieces to add to my layouts!! I've recently begun making cards, as well. I am currently designing for Once Upon A...Sketch, and 2 Crafty Chipboard.

Jackie Clark- Creative Team

My name is Jackie Clark. I live in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada with my husband (who happens to be my highschool sweetheart) and our three boys. Elliot is nearly 6, Brennan is 3 and Colby just turned 1 so needless to say we are very busy! Fortunately like most young boys our sons are constantly on the go, providing ample photographic fodder for my scrapping addiction. My husband rolls his eyes when I say scrapbooking is cheaper than therapy and mutters something under his breath, but despite his doubts he is incredibly supportive of my hobby, even when it takes over the kitchen counter and dining room table. Still hands make me twitchy, and going several days without doing something creative leaves me climbing the walls, and as they say, happy wife, happy life!

I was introduced to scrapbooking at a Creative Memories party 12 years ago and I was instantly hooked. My style has grown and developed over the years and I am constantly learning and evolving as a scrapbooker. I have a pretty eclectic style — I enjoy shabby chic, and have been known to strew flowers and glitter over my boy pages, but I also like to change things up and go grungy. I love making cards; in my mind giving a handmade card is a way of telling the people in my life how special they are to me. Recently I have been delving into Mixed Media and I am IN LOVE! Whether it is the brightness of Dylusions sprays and Dyan Reaveley’s funky stamps or Finnabair’s dark paints and salvaged computer parts, I can’t wait to get down and dirty, and wear my ink-stained hands as a badge of honor.

Adrienne Ford- Creative Team

Hi There!
My Name is Adrienne Ford. I was born and raised in Pennsylvania U.S.A and currently live here with my loving husband, and two beautiful babies- Luke, my rough and tumble yet sweet as pie two year old and my beautiful baby girl Karina. I am a kindergarten teacher by trade, but have left that field to be a stay-at-home mama for the time being. I have enjoyed going down this road of staying at home with my kiddos, but I could not do it without a cup of coffee in hand!

I got into scrapbooking when my son was born in 2010, so I am fairly new at this awesome hobby. I found that I not only needed a way to house all my gorgeous photos of him, but I also needed a creative outlet that was just for me. ( My husband was also was begging me to get a hobby!)
Since then I have been evolving as a scrapper and have been creating like crazy!

I absolutely LOVE flowers, misting, and chipboard which are normally incorporated in most of my layouts. I also enjoy playing with Art Mediums, white space, and clustering elements on my page. But one thing stays the same throughout-my joy and love of scrapbooking is ever-evolving and I love trying new techniques- the more artsy-the better!

Stephanie Eaken Creative Team

My name is Stephanie Eaken& I am a 39 year-old (& holding!) stay-at-home mom. I have two kids who keep me busy, entertained & scrapping! My daugter is 9 & my son is 5. We live in Richmond, VA with my husband of 13 years & our two dogs!
I love all things related to scrapbooking! I started scrapping about 9 years ago when my oldest was a baby & have not stopped!! I look forward to my scrappy time in my space in our basement. I am currently on the design team for Let's Capture These Sketches.

I love working with kits, sketches and online challenges!! Paper and glue have been longtime friends of mine.

Monica Edwards - Creative Team

Hi my name Monica Edwards and I have been crafting since I was a teen.

It has only been the last 2 years that I ventured out into the blog and FB world and this is what opened my eyes to so many of the different facets of craft. My claim to fame was my flowers they “no pun intended” was what made me bloom.

I have 2 kids and have been married for over 20 years. I would say I am like a chameleon I change color or style. I enjoy the fun bright yet I also love the vintage, grunge look as well.

I believe they all can be mixed together in one way shape or form and that’s what makes crafting endless.

Tracey Gregory - Product Creative Team

Hi there-My name is Tracey Gregory I am a married mother of 4 and a RN regional manager which has me on the road quite often.I have been scrapping since 2005 and have had the pleasure/"bragging rights" of being published several times in your magazine, SNR and various Website challenges.

I am mostly a 12 x 12 distressed, shabby type scrapper but am driven by colr,texture and great inspiration-those ideas that grab you and keep you misting and pasting til 2 am.

I like to try different "off the page" crafts as well.

and then there is Me ....

Alda Stevens - Owner/Founder

I started the Flying Unicorn brand with selling handmade items on Etsy and doing some graphic design work in order to give me a creative release from Pillar Management Group, a property management and development company I also own. From there we have progressed to supplies for paper crafting goods ,a Kit of the Month Club and now manufacturing our own flowers and soon to add more to the Flying Unicorn Brand. But we are more then that. Flying Unicorn has grown to provide an online social forum where everyone is welcomed, to share, learn, teach, and never losing site of the people behind each creation. We emphasis at all times integrity, honesty, and pure enjoyment of a hobby that we love.
By applying creativeness, unparalleled customer service, and business partnering, Flying Unicorn in all aspects is to stand out and be ... One of A Kind.

Funny Face

Hi everyone. Wow can you believe it is almost the end of July…unreal how fast this summer is going eeek!!! My daughter and grandson are here visiting right now but I did manage to sneak into my scrap room to play for a bit here and there when they go for nappys…and this is what I made. I have used this weeks palette from the Color Room and Prima goodies all from the Flying Unicorn store. The photo is my grand daughter making faces at me…just too cute! I did lots of distressing, masking, misting and stamping on this layout.

Here you can see some of the stamping and the misting I did to get the palette right.

The masking was done with molding paste and then some glimmer mists.

Well that is it for today. I just wanted to do a quick post while I had a minute for just me. I hope that you all have a fantastic week! Feel free to leave me some scrappy love comments, I love reading them ...take care and happy scrapping J

Saturday, July 28, 2012

AUGUST KOM - Remember the Tomorrows

HI everyone...yes it is that time of the month for sneak peeks from the Flying Unicorn AUGUST KOM - Remember the Tomorrows. This kit is just oh so gorgeous and loaded with tons of goodes and the Off The Page is my absolute fav so far..yummy! Ok here are a few peeks from me and the kit will reveal in full on Friday August 3rd.

I hope that you all have a fantastic week! take care and happy scrapping J

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Laugh *CT Flying Unicorn- TCR *

Hi everyone and welcome to my blog. Today I have a layout that I have used lots of yummy Prima to make. I have used this months Prima BAP sketch, this weeks color palette #120 from The Color Room and I will also use is as inspiration in Denise’s challenge at the Flying Unicorn this month. The photo is my grand daughter and grand son, they are just having fun giggling at each other.

Most of the goodies on this layout are from Prima’s Natures Garden collection. I have added some grass chippys from Dusty Attic which I just embossed and inked. Lots of distressing, masking, fussy cutting and inking on this layout.

I have also done some stamping in the background and added bits and pieces to finish this layout off.

One more close up of the yummy layers.

Well that is it for today. Everything for this layout you can get at the Flying Unicorn store. I hope that you all have a fantastic week! Feel free to leave me some scrappy love comments, I love reading them ...take care and happy scrapping J

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Loving Bo Bunny!

Hi everyone and Happy Hump Day!!! Well today I have two projects that I have made for two challenges over at BoBunny! The first one is a layout and you had to have empty space…well this is actually my hardest challenge of all! Empty space and I just want to fill it up LOL! But I pulled off a layout for it. I have used goodies from the Et Cetera collection. Since I could not embellish the background I still did some masking in misting on it. The photo is my son and grand daughter.

The gorgeous flowers are from Manor House and they are just so so yummy. The photo frame is a chippy from Dusty Attic.

I did fussy cut a couple of pieces from the BoBunny Gabrielle collection and added some liquid pearls to them.

One more close up of the stamping in the background.

Ok next up is a card made with BoBunny Enchanted collection and I made the flowers on it. I went to a 50th Birthday last weekend and this is the card I made for her. ”50 is the new 40.” I am also running a card/tag challenge at the Flying Unicorn so this is great inspiration for it.

Well that is it for today. Everything for both projects you can get at the Flying Unicorn store. I hope that you all have a fantastic week! Feel free to leave me some scrappy love comments, I love reading them ...take care and happy scrapping J

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Ladies Diary G45 *CT Flying Unicorn*

Hi everyone! So I am here today with a couple of creations that I have made with the new Ladies Diary G45.  This collection is just oh so yummy and screams for fussy cutting on it. The title is “Furry Friends” and the photo is my grand daughter and her two dogs. Cooper the choc lab and Quilla the Jack Russel in the background. I have used the current sketch from Once Upon A Sketch and the theme is friends.

 I have added some Dusty Attic Flowers and chippys all available in the Flying Unicorn store here.

I have also added some gauz (I need hubby to restock his gauz soon so I can steal it) and did some masking in the background.

 Ok my next two projects are a tag and card for my sister in laws 50th birthday gift. She gets a cool wine glass that has hand painting on it and a nice bottle of wine! The card was so much fun to make and lots of fussy cutting on it and distressing. I have added a couple of DA chippys to it to finish it off.

The tag is layers of the paper, some fussy cutting and misting on it.

Ok that is it from me for today…don’t forget ALL G45 is on sale in the store right now, so get it while it lasts. I know that I just ordered more of this collection!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Yummy G45 *CT Flying Unicorn*

Hi everyone and welcome to my blog. Today I have two layouts that I have made for the Flying Unicorn using some older collection and one new collection. All G45 products are on sale at the Flying Unicorn store until the end of this hurry while supplies last.

The first one is with the brand spanking new collection from G45…and it is oh so yummy! I have used this weeks Mojo Monday Sketch for this layout of my grand daughter. Lots of distressing, machine stitching and layers on this one.
 I made the two larger flowers by stitching some silk, lace and ribbon. The rest of the flowers are from Prima and the Dusty Attic chippy is just painted black and you can get all of these in the store.

 My next layout I have mixed a couple of G45 collections together. The photo is my daughter and grandson. I have tucked in a few Prima flowers and Dusty Attic chippys from my stash.

One thing that I love so much about G45 is it screams to be fussy cut and I love doing that.


Ok that is it for today, don’t forget that the store is loaded with all of these goodies and ALL G45 is on sale right now too! I hope that you all have a fantastic weekend! Feel free to leave me some scrappy love comments, I love reading them ...take care and happy scrapping J