June Kit Reveal!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Hello everyone! Welcome to June, I am so excited to share this June kit from the Flying Unicorn with you all today. It is called Treasured Moments and it is full of wonderful goodies and beautiful papers and embellishments, it is adorable and totally fabulous take a look:

Look at all that stuff!!
This kit is already available for purchase over at the store, here is the link. Hurry and grab yours, they will sell out quick! Here is one of my layouts for the DT for Flying Unicorn:

The kit is just phenomenal, Alda is so creative and wonderful, she put all this together perfectly. I am going to share some more in the next few days. Till then head on over to the store and grab yours!! Thank You for stopping by!!

-Love, Frank

Products Used: Flying Unicorn June Kit, please visit to get yours.


Saturday, May 28, 2011

Mornin everyone! Just a quick post to share with you a sneak-peek of the Flying Unicorn's June Kit that will be available at the store in limited quantities June 1st. I was lucky enough to get one from my dear Alda, and I must say it's such a wonderful, and gorgeous kit. Called Treasured Moments it is a very wonderful kit, I got to play with it and here is a sneak:

I will be sharing this page soon, I am in love. The kits will cost $30.99 + $8.95 shipping in the US, or she will ship worldwide for $16.95!! Isn't that great?? Make sure to get yours as soon as its available!!! Thanks for stopping by!

-Love, Frank

Fun, Fun, FUN!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Hello my scrappy friends, hope everyone is enjoying their Thursday!! I sure did, I got to do some scrappin today! There is so much going on right now at the forums, and there are so many wonderful challenges and people there too have YOU visited the Flying Unicorn forums yet? If not head on over there, you might just find some inspiration, maybe even some giveaways! I am happy to share this layout I made today, and judging by the amount of vintage layouts I've done lately I am assuming this next one fits right in with that. Hope you guys like it:

Girl on a high rope....fascinating...<3

Don't you love these pinwheels??

So much fun doing this layout, I love the pinwheels, the vintage characters, oh and you must be wondering what that "thing" in the middle is... well its a funnel where all kinds of fun stuff are coming out haha. I am glad you stopped by today I hope you visit the forums as well and have some fun! Thank You for all your comments!

-Love, Frank

Products Used: Graphic 45 Le Cirque Collection; Circus Parade, K&Comapny Handmade; Burlap, Chipboard Alphas, K&Company Cut&Paste Die Cuts, Jolee's Boutique; Dimensional Vintage Clocks, Tim Holtz;Trinkets, Crate Paper Restoration Collection; Die-Cuts, Lace Paper, Borders, Sugar & Creme Yarn.

'Easter with Family'....a Layout

Monday, May 23, 2011

Good Monday morning everyone. I hope your weekend went well...time goes fast I know. 

Today will be my last May Guest Designer post for Frank.  Again, thanks Frank for asking me to do this. It has been fun and I've met some new fabulous people.

This two-page spread, I'm sharing, features pictures of my family when we gathered for Easter dinner. It took me awhile to come up with paper that incorporated the red clothes worn by my son and his wife. Everyone else was in pastels.  The patterned paper has flowers with a medium red and pinks in it works for my eye. I want to share that the colors on these layouts are more vibrant than appear here... very hard to take good pictures on gray cloudy days.

The font on these layouts is from the Cricut cartridge Gypsy Font.

That small 'nest' for the three eggs is a piece of twine I had laying around. The eggs are cut using the Cricut cartridge Easter 2010.

The ribbon was purchased at Jo Ann's and is on a roll.

The little pink flowers were the 'leftovers' from the pink egg in the nest. When I lifted the egg the little flowers were left on the cutting mat. I like using the 'freebees'.

The scalloped circle and green piece are cut using the Cricut cartridge Easter 2010, the word "family" is cut from the cartridge Lacy Labels.

Thank you for reading and looking at these layouts. I had fun doing them and sharing them with you. Also thank you for checking out my blog. Please visit anytime. Take care.

More Vintage Lovin, Award, Plus Challenges and Prizes!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Have you stopped by today over at our wonderful forum?? Today is a great day to visit  We still have lots of giveaways, challenges and fun games to be found!! Don't forget about all the inspiration as well!!! So much to see and admire!!! Another highlight of my day was when my dear Cherrie gave me this wonderful award:

She is such a dear, please visit her blog here, thank you Cherrie for passing this on to me, I am honored. I've never received an award before =). Now, on to the inspiration!! I made this layout for the Vintage Challenge I have going on at the Flying Unicorn Forum which you can visit here. Can you think of anyone more amazing than the lovely Tim Holtz? He is such an amazing creator, designer, and when I stumbled upon his new kraft resist paper....I had to have it. Here is how I used it take a look: 

Aren't the resist butterflies amazing? By the way all of this was misted with Glimmer Mist, it's a little hard to see but its there, you can find this and many other mists at the Flying Unicorn Store, and also the wonderful mask, so beautiful. Well everyone I am off to work, I have a long day today, hope everyone has a fun Saturday. Thank You for stopping by!

-Love, Frank

Products Used:  Tim Holtz Salvage Stickers, Tim Holtz Mask; Timeworks, Tim Holtz Fragments, Tim Holtz Paper Stash; Kraft Resist, Lost&Found,  Tim Holtz Adage Stickers, Tim Holtz Game Spinners, Crate Paper Chipboard, Brenda Walton Rhinestones, Little Yellow Bicycle; Stick Pin, Tattered Angels Antique Brass Glimmer Mist. 

Wild Ones!!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Hello everyone!! Iv'e been so busy with finals and work..... but now I am freeeeeeeeeeeeeeee no more finals!! I got to use the yummy paper I got from the flying unicorn store the Scrapcake little monsters collection is too cute!!! I took a chance to make this layout of hubby feeding a wild squirrel. For some reason wild animals like him more than me.... maybe its because I have a camera and I am taking pictures and he has all the yummy food.... I think thats it. Anyway here it is:

I love this layout so cute!!! I hope you guys have a wonderful Thursday, and make sure to visit the forums and check out all the great layouts and challenges going on!!! Thank You for stopping by!!

-Love, Frank

Products Used: The Scrapcake Little Monsters #4, #5, American Crafts Thickers; Honey, K&Company Wild Saffron Chipboard, American Crafts Boo! Buttons.

...MUD Splash Down....Layout

Monday, May 16, 2011

Good Monday morning. Diana Joy here posting as a Guest Blogger for Frank.  As I type this post it is pouring rain outside and I can see lots of mud around; but the mud my Granddaughter played in was up north in the Tulip Fields we visited several weeks ago.

My daughter is playful and wanted her daughter to have new experiences in the tulip fields. She packed lots of extra clothes so baby could get down and dirty.  She did and it was fun. Granddaughter investigated a mud puddle that was between two tulip rows. It's pretty hard to take pictures when you are laughing.... 

I did a two-page layout spread with the mud pictures. Here they are: 

This is the left layout....

Here are two closeups:
The first time I saw those rain boots on the Cricut cartridge "April Showers" I knew I'd have to use them sometime.....aren't they just so cute??  I'll use them again I know.  The directional sign is from the cartridge "Walk In My Garden".  I added the words and the two brads.

The two layouts together:

This is the right side of the two-pager:

A few closeups:
The word "discover" was cut from the Cricut cartridge "Graphically Speaking"

If you want information about the punched strips (brown on yellow) in these layouts please see my blog:

Thank you Frank for asking me to Guest Blog and thank you everyone for reading. Have a crafty week.   Diana Joy

Vintage Inspiration, Plus Challenges!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Did you visit our new forum yet? If you haven't then what are you waiting for!! Prima prizes? Random RAKS? Oh lord!!! So much fun going on over there at the Meet & Greet at Flying Unicorn!! I as well have a vintage challenge going on there, and I made a page specially for that challenge for you guys to have some inspiration!! Made with the beautiful Crate Paper Restoration Collection this screams vintage!! Take a look:

So much inspiration here!!! Make sure to stop over to the forum for even more inspiration and remember free shipping worldwide!! Use code FREESHIP over at the store for these and other great products! Thank You for stopping by, and have a fun Saturday everyone!!!

-Much Love, Frank

Products Used: Crate Paper Restoration Collection; Journaling Tags, Borders, Die Cuts, Layered Chipboard. Crate Paper Cardstock; Ruffles, Cosmo Cricket Wanted Buttons, Cosmo Cricket Circa 1934; Elements, My Little Yellow Bicycle; Pin, American Crafts Campy Trails; Twin Lakes, Tim Holtz Distress Ink; Walnut Stain, Broken China, Tim Holtz Metal Clasp; Sugar & Creme Yarn.

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