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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Make It Work! Blog Hop

Welcome to the Flying Unicorn Make it Work! Blog Hop. We’re so happy that you’ve joined us!  
 
The Hop officially starts at 9am eastern standard time at the Flying Unicorn blog, so if you didn’t start there, be sure to go there so that you don’t miss anything! Click on this link to get started. I’ll see you back here in a bit!  If you came to my blog from Frank’s blog, then you are on the right track. The hop ends at 6pm est on Sunday, Feb 26.
 
First I want to share with you this project that I did just for this blog hop. 

I elected to attend a private college (which for many years had been a women's college) during the late sixties, a period of time in which fashion once again was going through transition.  I started the school year by bringing a little black dress (required to be worn--along with gloves--to the college president's student reception) and ended the year in bell bottom jeans and sandals! 

We could say Coco Chanel introduced the little black dress in 1926.  Christian Dior and Yves Saint Laurent reinvented the dress in the 1950's.  And I was heavily influenced by Givenchy's version in the 1960's as worn by Audrey Hepburn.  Here is Ms. Hepburn in a classic pose, one of the images on the Hurray for Hollywood ephemera set from Gecko Galz.

Products used in my layout from the Flying Unicorn Store: Kaisercraft Chapter One paper collection and Authentique Diction. The jewel on the bow is a vintage earring from my collection.
 
I can’t wait for the March kit reveal. You are going to love it because it is the best ever!! Just to whet your appetite, here are a few sneaks from the Kit of the Month creative team member Frank Garcia.
Why am I showing you Frank's sneaks, especially since you just came from his blog? Because he's on the Kit of the Month Creative Team while I'm on the Product Creative Team.  And we can never get enough of Frank's great art!  



Can you hardly wait to see the entire kit? Wait until you see the Off The Page project--it's fabulous!
The March kit will reveal at midnight on March 3rd in the Flying Unicorn on-line store.

There is going to be so much fun in March during Haute Couture at the Unicorn Ritz!! Be sure to join us in the forums for some high fashion, Unicorn style all during the month of March! 

Back to the blog hop.........
   
Thanks for visiting me! Be sure to leave a comment (just one per person please) here on this post and become a follower (or let me know you are one already) so I can enter you in my random drawing for my RAK provided by the Flying Unicorn store. This is the fabulous Kissing Booth product line from Basic Grey.  You've seen it in my recent work.  
Check back here on Monday to see if you've won my prize!

Be sure to make it through the entire hop, following the instructions, because if you do, you just might win this fantastic grand prize from the Flying Unicorn:
Can you believe all of the yummy scrappy goodness in this grand prize?   Check back in the Forum on Monday to see who is the lucky winner of this grand prize.

Time to get hopping!  The next stop is Laura's blog.

In case you run across a glitch in cyberspace, here's the entire list. 
Make It Work! Flying Unicorn Blog Hop

56 comments:

Shona said...

hehe we did the same photo! great minds think alike as they say! Love it!

Laura Gilhuly said...

Wonderful!

Wendy Crowe said...

I love that photo! And the colors are so pretty. Great selection...they really pop! I think the pearls add a lot of class. :)

Sandi Cl~ said...

Awesome!

Donna said...

Helene I love the chic simplicity of your layout. Its themed perfectly for the little black dress. Gorgeous.

Sugar Lump Studios said...

Love the color scheme with Audrey's photo! Perfection! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Charlotte Brochu said...

I became a follower of your blog today! Wow! Love your layout! You really captured the feeling of the time!

Denise said...

Love Audrey!! Great colors Helene!

HeatherLynn said...

pretty layout! love that photo and pearls!

Tracey Gregory said...

love the ribbon and jewel accent!

Cherished said...

Here on the Hop Wonderful work

ms.schwiet said...

very elegant!

PG said...

Hi Helena,

Breakfast at Tiffanies and the little Black Cocktail Dress. Your layout says it all with classic design but coute flair. The picture, the bow, and the pearls say it all. I love Audrey Hepburn and you did a fantastic layout to honor her. Wow you are going to make me start wanting to design soon. I think you should have stayed in fashion. I have to tell you that I started out at an all girls college after an all girl's high school. All of a sudden I found that there were males out there so transferred.

Beautiful and classic layout. Love the clean lines!

Patti

craftattack said...

I attended a ladies' university back in the sixties, and also needed a little black dress - those were the days! Valerie

Cathi O'Neill said...

Audrey was a classic...love your layout and thanks for a few more sneaks!!

Colleen said...

Audrey for sure, loved the lady. Great layout and love your comment about you wearing the black dress & gloves to bell bottoms, so funny.

Looking the peeks as well.

On The Wings Of A Scrapper said...

I love that iconic Hepburn picture! The story of your school days was very interesting, thanks for sharing.

lszalil said...

Hello Helene. That is a lovely layout. I love those papers by Kaiser. Just beautiful. Oh well! The 60s. I was only a kid starting school but Audrey was already a big name then. That really is her signature style. Lovely.

L. Akins said...

Nice layout... and its okay, I enjoyed seeing Frank's Sneak peaks of the KOM

Tammy said...

Gotta Love that pic of Audrey!! Love those PP!!

Peggy said...

Nobody could wear the LBD like Audrey Hepburn, could they? I love your design and that wonderful black bow & bling!!!!
Great hop you're all having!!!!

Lolô Artesanato said...

Cute page Helene
xx
Leila

Tracy said...

I sometimes wish we were still required to dress up for some things, not all the time, but I miss when we used to get dressed up for parties and things. Beautiful LO! I'm now a follower.

Jackie said...

Love love love that layout!!! So simple yet elegant!! I too use old ear rings and broken jewelry pieces in my work.

Lisa said...

Helene what a beautiful lo!!! I also use whatevah in a lo. Love old stuff to put on one. Thanks for the chance to win some goodies!!!

amy said...

awesome retro LO Helene, so love the colors!I am always excited to see your creations dear! Love the music on here too! Awesome work!

Frank Garcia said...

Lovely layout Helene, love, love, love!!! That bow is fab!

Sarah-R said...

Love, love, love Audrey - this LO is divine!

Maggi said...

Great LO Helene! I can so relate to your comment about going to college in a dress and coming home in bell bottoms!

Bitsy said...

Helene, what a great LO! Even better is the fashion story behind the LBD LO... excellent! Ty for working hard for us over at Flying Unicorn, and remember, I found it because of you, so if I get into trouble, they will be coming after YOU!

Heather said...

Helene~ Your LO is fabulous! I love how you used the Gecko Galz image!! Just perfect for the "Make it work" blog hop theme! Fabulous!!

Bellaidea said...

Very cool layout, love colors, best regards! See you soon!

Vicky Alberto said...

Oh that is so pretty - gorgeous photo!

trisha too said...

Well I was just checking in to see what's going on with my favorite 2 am scrapper--looks like a fun hop with lots of wonderful papery goodness! I'll go back to the beginning and start it up, thank you, Helene!

:)

Georgie Horn said...

I'm already a follower and can't wait for the March reveal. Love the use of the vintage earring, cause I have a serious addiction to those too! Hope I win your RAK!

Sandi said...

Helene, I love the story/inspiration behind your layout. I think it was a long ago blog hop where I became a follower here. Hugs,

Starr said...

Oh Helene, Hepburn is the perfect choice! I'm a follower, thanks for the HOP!

Cindy Gay said...

Very nice die cut background.

Carol said...

Oh Helene, she brings back so many memories! She's gorgeous and timeless, as is your wonderful layout! What a superb piece of art.

Tracie said...

Happy to be a new follower! :)

Stephanie said...

LOVE Audrey, and this LO has the same simple but beautiful and elegant look that she does. Did her some tru justice Helene! Thanks!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fabulous Audrey piece, looks great.

Sandi Smith said...

Just beautiful Helene...your creation is PERFECT!

Asmah Zainal Abidin said...

Hi Helene :)
Love the soft colors! Beautiful!
Hugs,
Asmah

Ali Manning said...

What an elegant page - I love it!

Sharon said...

I am having a wonderful time on this amazing blog hop! It is so nice to meet you here on your blog, Helene! Your blog is absolutely amazing - I love your music and beautiful blog. I am LOVING your page inspired by Audrey Hepburn - an absolute favorite of mine. Just gorgeous!

Diana said...

Helene, I love your blog, I have been following for sometime now and you always inspire me to create. I love Coco Chanel and the exact essence of her shows on your creation. Beautiful and simple elegance.

kashagray5 said...

Hello Helene love your Coco Chanel inspiration! Elegant and sophisticated! Beautifully done!

1CardCreator said...

Love your Hepburn piece it's so chic! What a great blog hop and with a fabulous prize too! Off to see the rest of that sneak peak!

Lynn Stevens said...

Great Lo Helene, Love Audrey, shes so classy.
off to join the hop!
hugs Lynn

hazel said...

Another lovely layout. Love the image of Audrey.
xxx Hazel.

Scrap2day said...

Gorgeous! I want my March kit now..no fair to tease!!!

doni said...

Everyone needs a LBD! Great LO, thanks for being on the CT! ~~ Paprika Thyme

Marjie Kemper said...

Love the way you've blinged out your ribbon/bow!

Electra said...

The LO is wonderful and I love your story that goes with it!

Alexa said...

Love the image - you've done it justice with the elegance of your layout!

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