Saturday, July 02, 2011

Flying Unicorn Blog Hop!! SIlhouette SD Give away!!

***UpDate: July 4th***
Just want to thank everyone who participated in the blog hop Saturday and Sunday..the hop is now over..
But you can still enjoy my Americana Mini album I created
My RAK winner was announced at the Flying Unicorn's Winner's Circle Thread.

What an exciting day!!  I am so happy to be a part of the
If you have arrived here from Denise's Blog
 then you are in the right place!!
Please see below for the next blog on the finish the hop!!

Here is the Fabby... RAK that Alda has provided me to give away to one lucky visitor....some fabby brads, bling, stickles...flower and some Melissa Frances embellies!!
If you are interested in a chance of winning that 
Silhouette SD...and this must follow these rules..
  1. You must be or become a follower of each blog.
  2.  You must leave a comment on each blog...(except Alda's blog...but you have to start out at her blog).
The rest of the directions will be given to you at the next blog in the hop...which I will post below...after some photos of  a  new
...Project I have created.
A Sweet Americana Paperbag Mini Album that I created 
using some Fabby Americana Images from 
Gecko Galz and my Silhouette SD!
I used GIMP to alter some of the images (just check the GIMP tab at the top of my blog for tutorials on how to use it).
I created this fun shaped Americana Ornie using two of the Gecko gal images...and a small "air mail stamp" which I got from the
Created these shaped pockets to hold some mats and journal cards :-).
Here are two little bookmarks I created.  The little girl and boy images are diecuts I created from Gecko Galz ephemera.
The patterned paper is from My Mind's eye.
This is a shaped Journal spot I created with the die cuts and pp..and on the flip side there is a spot for a photo...
Here is one with the little patriotic boy
The flip side...
Another photo of the inside...
The stamps I used are ones I carved myself.
I just love the vintage feel of this mini album!  I did this..and then found the new Star Spangled Collection from Gecko Galz
so I will be creating some more goodies with these!!
The Patterned Paper was given to me by 
Scraptales one of my Local Scrapbook stores, you can see this mini album there...and then it will go to a good friend of my
Jenn...whose bday is the 4th of July.
Here are the back of the tags
I just inked these on this side..left them as is..and added the little stars and graphic fairy images.
Tags that fit in the shaped eagle pockets...
and the flip sides...
Journal spots..and photo spots....
What fun Americana!!
Finally the back of the book...
I hope you enjoyed my looooong post and that it inspires you to
create some fun Americana Project!!

 Now hop on over to 
 Heidi Bound's Blog to get you a step closer to a chance of winning that Silhouette SD..and the RAK on her blog.
I look forward to seeing you at 
I am linking this project up to
Paper issues 



  1. As always your work is out standing. Congrats on being a DT what a surprise and well deserved!!! Whooo Hooo

  2. What talent you have. I am only starting out and all those details in your book intimidate me for trying one on my own, lol, it is so incredibly detailed and gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing!

  3. I love your patriotic mini! I'm so inspired!

  4. Love this mini Heather! All the images you used are great! Hugs!

  5. this is so incredible and then some ... Heather this rocks .... you are in a league all your own .... MY goodness !!
    Big hugs and thanks honey !

  6. Heather-this is so FABULOUS! I am so excited that you joined us in the blog hop. You rock!

  7. Heather your mini is absolutely amazing! Perfect for the blog hop! Incredible details!!!!!


  8. LOVE your Mini...such beautiful creations!Already a follower!

  9. I love the little post cards and patriotic boy. This is a great mini and perfect for the upcoming holiday!

  10. Heather, incredible project

  11. Heather, Oh My Gosh! This is so adorable. Wow, your creations blow my socks off.

    Great Job Girl!


  12. Heather, I am SO impressed by your album. Absolutely fantastic. So glad you joined us today.

  13. Your mini is amazing!!! Love all of your details! I am really inspired by the DT members and what I have seen so far on the blog hop!

  14. I am impressed. You went all out for this hop. Great work. Thanks for sharing.

  15. Your work is inspiring!

  16. absolutely fantastic project!

  17. I love mini album and your is fantastic.

  18. What an amazing book. All the detail and ribbons, wowzers! I also love your little stand. I've seen one other crafter use something like this. Would love to know where you got it or how you made it.

  19. This is such a cute project! I love that you used Graphic Fairy images in it!

  20. Wow! That was a lot of work you put into your mini. It turned out fabulous!

  21. I love, love, LOVE mini albums. I think they are so much fun to do and they make such a great present. I know your friend is going to love this one. I really like all the tags you've put inside, I think they just make a mini!

  22. Heather~ awesome mini album!! I LOVE all the details you added!!
    I signed up to follow you by e-mail.

    Have a Fabulous Holiday!!

  23. Oh my goodness I love your blog and all the vintage RW&B. Great mini!

  24. Awesome! So patriotic and festive, Heather! Love the images you've chosen for this project. WOuld love to win, but having fun hopping! xox

  25. so many beautiful things to look at....thanks for sharing so many wonderful creations!!!

  26. This book is sooooo stinkin cute. You know it's my birthday right????? LOL JK you know I love your work-and you too. Huggs from your BFF
    Love ya,

  27. Wow - simply an amazing album! SO glad I found your blog through the hop! I'm a follower now!

  28. what a beautiful mini album. I really like the vintage feel and all the work you put into it. I became a new follower!

  29. Love your mini album very patriotic!

  30. That album is amazing your very talented. New follower here.

  31. Absolutely darling. So patriotic. Lenae

  32. Wow this is truly Star and Strips
    Thanks so much

  33. New follower. Wow...your project is just fabulous! Love your attention to detail.

  34. Heather your work is fabulous, you know I love you girl......and you know Im already a follower...HEE HEE.......cant wait to see who wins the big prize. pick me.......!

  35. Hello, I love Americana, your project came out great! Happy Bday to your friend Jenn, I'm sure she'll love her present. Thanks for the great giveaway. New follower here: trishden

  36. I just love the mini album and the tags! Great job!

  37. Heather this is really gorgeous .. thank you for being a part of this!!

  38. Heather...the mini is amazing! I love your bookmarks! So cute!

  39. Nice Americana projects and wonderful inspiration for me as I am currently scrapping my vacation to Philly last year.

    Thanks for a chance to win!

    rpcrafter at gmail dot com

  40. All of your 4th of July goodies are amazing! I love all the vintage fun & festive! TFS!

  41. You know I am a fan of your gorgeous work!! I always love to visit to see your new art!! I have been following you from the time your blog was a baby!! Love it!!

  42. your site is so inspiring. thanks for the hard work.

  43. Anonymous8:32 PM

    So glad to have found your blog and the hop! I am following! cjdempsey9 at msn dot com
    Also, I followed the last two blogs but was unable to comment due to Blogger problems!

  44. wow! awesome project!!

  45. Seu mini com ar vintage cheio de fitas é muito lindo!!!!

  46. Oh my I LOVE the patriotic paper bag album! BEAUTIFUL!!!


Thanks for Visiting my blog today! Hope you found some inspiration...Have a great day! Hugs....Heather