Thursday, October 31, 2013

Flying Unicorn Gives Back - BLOG HOP!

Hi everyone and welcome to my blog :)))
If you have just joined is the order of the blog hop from start to finish:
MELINDA ( That's ME!)

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 Kanab, Utah.

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 honour of Best Friends, and the November Kit of the Month -Heart's Twilight - I would like to share with you the extra special project I made using the Kit of the month :
This is our gorgeous dog, Mimi....she came into our family as a pup and we have had her just over a year. She is so well behaved, loves kids, gentle and is a good guard dog as well...couldn't imagine life without her.
"Part of the Family"

Went for the soft creamy tones of this kit.  I have added a few things from my own stash like the Prima Vine and the stamping but basically most of it comes from what was sent to me :)

In the kit came some gorgeous Lavendar Gold Magicals from Lindy's Stamp Gang.  My first time at trying any of their products and I can honestly say I had fun and loved it!.  I basically added some of the powder to water and treated it like watercolour paint.  Love the gold shine that it has to it.
I also re-coloured in some of the cream flowers using the Shimmerz in the kit and the Magicals. They are so much fun to experiment with.


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 KITTY'S BLOG

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( KITTY'S BLOG) for some additional eye candy fun and thank you for your support in giving back ! 

1.  You must be a follower of everyone's blog
2. You must leave a comment in the forum thread telling us about your hop experience.
3.  Winner will be chosen via Random Org. 6.00pm on 3/11/13

Thanks so much for stopping by, look forward to seeing you over at Flying Unicorn!
Min xo


  1. awwwww what a cutie pie :) Such a gorgeous Layout Min :) LOVE!

  2. Absolutely stunning layout, and I love the way you altered those pink velvety leaves!

  3. Beautiful layout and Mimi is adorable.

  4. oh wowser, this is amazing ... love your background ... and your wee baby ... precious.

  5. Sweet photo, great texture! Nice Hop, great cause. Thx for the chance to win- I'm now following. :)

  6. Wowo these layouts are just so Amazing!!! I wish I was this good!! <3

  7. Hi Min,, this is beautiful.. love all the flowers and back ground details too.. I hope things are going well for you!!

  8. WOW whata gorgeous page Min! Love your sweet pup too.

  9. Stunning layout Min, Mimi is a cutie.

  10. Stunning layout, Melinda!!! Love it!!! Mimi is such a cutie!!

  11. Your lo is gorgeous! LOVING the circle around the photo and love love love the flowers!!!!

  12. My what a gorgeous LO Min!!!! WOW!

  13. What a beautiful layout!! And, a super sweet picture!!

  14. STUNNING page in every way! What a great design

  15. This is so cute! Love your background and design!
    Hope you are well - have a wonderful day :o)

  16. Oh wow this layout is amazing and so is your doggie.

  17. wonderful page, like as always!

  18. What a gorgeous Pup and I love the layout.. so many of us getting a dog in the past year or so, wonder how big of an impact Maggi has had on us LOL

  19. gorgeous!!!! soft and beautiful

  20. Awesome layout, so many details, love it. One to study! love the colors.

  21. Melinda, your LO is wonderful!

  22. She is so beautiful, little Mimi <3 and your layout is totally gorgeous! Love all the textures and beautiful details!

  23. Gorgeous mixed media layout! Adorable picture of your furbaby as well...

  24. Such a beautiful, whimsical layout! Your Mimi has such a wise, knowing look, I love how you've encircled it in a circle frame.

  25. Beautiful layout Melinda. I like the flowers and the picture too !

  26. Brilliant design and stunning LO Such a sweet furbaby!!!

  27. You are so right...our babies are part of the family. Sweet LO

  28. What a beautiful doggy and of course the page is gorgeous! Well done.

    I follow you via GFC

  29. Awww such a cute photo. They sure do become part of the family. Just lovely. :)

  30. great lo! I like the birds, but I think your dog would rather chase them around the yard. Thanks for the hop!

  31. Gorgeous layout! Mimi is adorable.

  32. Your page is gorgeous! I love the masking, the leaves, the chipboard the flower cluster! Your dog is beautiful as well. Thanks for sharing I am a new follower! All the best! :) come visit sometime!

  33. What happy and fun colors!

    Love your layout and the puppy! So cute!