Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Pinque Peacock and Sweet Stamps Cross Promo Extravaganza!!!!!I

Boy, Oh, Boy do we have some FUN in store for ALL of YOU
Welcome to DAY 2 of our Cross Promotion Blog Hop
with the talented Designers 
Welcome to day 2 of our 2 Day Hop starting at the Sweet Stamps Blog and the Pinque Peacock Blog each day. Please DO VISIT each of the Main Blogs to show your love to BOTH Companies that have organized this fun event for you!Tell Your Friends, too....Lot's of Eye Candy along the way!And there is sure to be lots of Blog Candy, too!!! If you arrived here from Tamara's blog at, then you are at the right place.  If you have stumbled upon me by accident, please got to the Sweet Stamps Blog and start our hop!
have been working their Creative Efforts to the MAX behind the scenes, 
to create some wonderful projects using
the Pretties at the Pinque Peacock Shop
and the Fabulous Products from the Shop
This Hop will lead you directly into the NEW Challenge at the Sweet Stamps BLOG
where the new Challenge will start and the theme will be everyone's favorite:
HERE ARE THE FANTASTIC PRIZES BEING OFFERED TO 2 LUCKY HOPPERS(Prize Drawing Eligibility Rules are Below) Sweet Stamps is Sponsoring a Prize to 1 Lucky Hopper 1 PERSON WILL WIN
Gift Certificate can be used towards any Stamps, Sweet Stamps Dies or Shades Dye InksPinque Peacock is Sponsoring a Prize to 1 Lucky HopperA 2ND PERSON WILL WIN
Fabric Buttons, Handmade Fabric Flowers, and Pearl Beaded Stick Pinsall in Coordinating "Nana's Pillowcase" fabrics and colors RULES TO BE ENTERED TO WIN:1) - HOP BOTH DAYS; 2) - LEAVE A COMMENT ON EACH HOP STOP IN THE HOP; 3) - FOLLOW BOTH SWEET STAMPS AND PINQUE PEACOCK ON FB(LINKS ARE BELOW THE LINEUPS) Winners will be selected towards the beginning of Next Week (Monday or Tuesday-ish)to allow everyone ample time to visit all of the Hop Stops along the way! 
 created two projects for this challenge.  

For the first, I made a 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" card, using the Bluebells stamp from Sweet Stamps as the main accent.  The papers are from my stash.  I stamped the sentiment (from CTMH) in "Fortune Teller", also by Sweet Stamps.  I accented the Bluebells stamp, after coloring and blending, with stickles to make it shimmer.  I added accent pearls, a chiffon ribbon flower (handmade by me) with a Pinque Peacock 1 1/2" Satin button (to which I added some Krylon frost Glitter Blast) and an angel stickpin.  I just love this card and how well the Sweet Stamps products coordinate with Pinque Peacock's products! 

For my next project, and I'll admit this one took awhile, I made a wind chime.  I love to show the versatility of products…I want products I can use outside of my 
craft room, as I am a "home crafter".  I recently attended a tour of gardens, and one I fell in love with was based on the ornamentation.  Bound to add more glitz and glamour to my own outdoor oasis, I embarked on this task.  It all started when I found a cookie cutter in the outline shape of the "Pretty Petals" die.   That was the moment of conception.  Our entire family target shoots, and my awesome father in law collects spent brass that he cannot reload for me to use in craft projects.  My "chimes" are spent and painted 300 Weatherby double banded brass.  The chime is excellent!  I wire wrapped sea glass in cobalt, sky blue and clear to act as wind catching weights.  I assembled the chimes (which is not easy) and added the cookie cutter as the head of the chime.  I used the Pretty Petals die to cut a Blue/Purple Shimmer Sheets.  I added an extra layer of a thin stock in between the die and the Shimmer Sheet, so I only cut the outline.  I then cut an adhesive foil sheet per direction as to only get the outline.  When layered, you get a stained glass effect.  I attached this with strong nylon thread to the cookie cutter on top and bottom so it acts as a "spinner."  I finished the project off with vase filler stones to match the sea glass.  It makes beautiful music in my garden!  Along with pictures, I have included a brief video.  Please forgive the "fake" wind, I live in North Florida, and it's June.  Unless there is a hurricane, there is no breeze!. 

Now, you should be sure to head over to Irena's blog to peek at her beautiful creation and get all the details on how it was created. ~~~
HOP LINEUP - DAY 1 (6/18/13) 
  1. Kendra Sand
  2. Donna K Baes~
  3. DeNetra Bates 
  4. Marji Franklin ~
  5. Erika Selander
  6. Janet Royer ~
  7. Lisa Lahiff
  8. Paula Driver ~
  9. Irit Shalom
  10. Susie Gerdes~
  11. Karrie Snider
  12. Beckie Woodall~
  13. Calypso Bastian
  14. Jessie Mitchell ~
  15. Shelly Schmidt
 HOP LINEUP - DAY 2 (6/19/13) 
  1. Kimberly Pate ~
  2. Annette Anderson
  3. Robin Perkey ~
  4. Carolyn LaBille
  5. Nupur Patel ~
  6. Roxie Glaza
  7. Mary Montecalvo ~
  8. Monica Edwards
  9.  An'Jenic Gibson~
  10. Denise Paxton
  11. Heather Flaherty ~
  12. Tamara Morton
  13. Lisa Woodward~
  14. Irena Kowalczyk
  15. Rhonda Bewley-Ratliff ~
If you want to stay up to date on all the latest and greatest things happening at Pinque Peacock and at Sweet Stamps, be our latest FANS!

Thanks for stopping by, and happy crafting!

Monday, June 17, 2013


Hello, my lovelies!  I am feeling a smidge girly today after my most recent Pinque Peacock project!  Once upon a time, a girl had an awesome lunch with her previously aforementioned AWESOMESAUCE mother-in-law.  That girl, just “happened” to sneak a few Panera coffee sleeves in her purse…(Hey…A girl has to craft!!!)  
Enter today’s project…a coffee sleeve album.  

This was challenging for me in many respects.  First, I don’t **ducks and cringes and runs away** scrapbook. I don’t.  I’m sorry.  I love scrapbooks, but me, myself and I, I just don’t do it.  All my photos are digital, and I prefer them that way.  I also don’t like pastels.  Please see anyone of my previous 100 posts about how pastels and I do not share a likeness for each other.   To top it off, I don’t do mini’s often, and have never done an altered mini.  There, I said it all out loud.  Are you like me?  Then prepare to be amazed, my friends!  I took these plain coffee sleeves, and created this fantastically awesome girly album.  I used a combo of adhesive fabric and pink floral papers from my stash.  I used an accordion binding technique to bind the sleeves, and used iridescent bead trim and chiffon flowers to cover the binding.  On the front, 

I used a chiffon flower with a Pinque Peacock Pinque Floral button for the center, and a beautiful marble glass stickpin as an accent on the closure bow.  

On each page, I use a coordinating stickpin as an accent and to hold memorabilia or photos.  As I said, I don’t do albums, but I love this one!.....Do you?  Would you love it to add to your collection?  I would love for you to have it!  Comment on the Pinque Peacock blog at and follow the Pinque Peacock blog Facebook page at and comment and follow, yes, FOLLOW, my personal blog at Http://….then, this, could be yours!  I LOVE giveaways….don’t disappoint me!!!!

Happy Crafting!
Pinquette Lisa

Friday, June 7, 2013

Pinque Peacock~ June New Release! 300 Follower Giveaway~

~~~~ Click HERE for the 300 Blog Follower Giveaway ~~~~
(still need quite a few - SPREAD THE WORD)


Hello to all of our Pretty Little Peacocks

Welcome to Pinque Peacock’s
JUNE New Release

We hope you will enjoy your time as you hop and that you feel inspired to create after visiting the Talented Pinquettes' Blogs! This hop will showcase projects that have been created using some of the JUNE NEW RELEASE Products from Pinque Peacock.

We are thrilled to have you joining us this month as this is a very special New Release of products and we are all so very excited to share it all with you! Our JUNE Release is full of beautiful color palettes, wonderful inspiration from the Pinquettes, and fabulous sparkle and shine as we celebrate
the "RedWhite & Blue"

After hopping, be sure to visit the Pinque Peacock Shop on FB to order the New Release items to jazz up tons of your projects.

!!!!Now, let's talk about the
One winner, who has hopped all 3 days (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) of our Pinque Peacock JUNE New Release and followed the RULES BELOW will win this . . .
(***No one likes to enforce rules, but it is unfortunate that many have missed their opportunity to win prizes because they didn't follow the simple requirements below***)

Here is How* (3 easy steps to WIN, WIN, WIN):

1 – Hop to ALL of the stops over the course of the 3 Day Hop and comment at each Pinquette Blog (Lineup for all 3 Days is below)
2 – Follow the Pinque Peacock Blog and Facebook Page/Shop
3 – Follow EACH of the Pinquettes’ Personal Blogs who are participating as Hop Stops this weekend.

*You MUST do ALL of the steps above to be included in the random drawing for the prize. We would hate for you to lose out on winning just because you didn't follow these easy rules :(

The Hop will remain open until Wednesday, JUNE 12th, at 8:00 a.m. EST.
The random drawing will be held sometime during the week that follows and announced by Wednesday, JUNE 19th.

Now, if you find yourself Hopping off the Path on any of the three days, you can use this Lineup to get back on the Right Track . . .

DAY 1 (6/7/13):
Pinque Peacock -
Donna K ~
Lisa  ~
Nupur ~

DAY 2 (6/8/13):
Pinque Peacock -
Susie ~
Robin ~
Marji ~

DAY 3 (6/9/13):
Pinque Peacock -
Jessie ~
Kimberly P. ~
Beckie ~
Rebecca ~
Jessica -

For my project, I chose to create a mini-album.  My pages are covered in denim, and I used a sleeve-album format.  I created small envelopes to stick in the pouches to hold photos and memorabilia.  To embellish my cover, I used a layered garden beauty from Pinque Peacock, along with a 3/4 " button and a 1 1/2" button.  I placed these buttons in the center of some fabric and tulle flowers that I created.I inserted a Pinque Peacock stickpin to finish off the look.  This is going to be a wonderful way to store pictures of your annual July 4th celebrations!

Thank You for hopping along and we hope you have Loads of Fun!
Peacock Hugs
~ The Pinquettes & The Quirky Queen
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Thursday, June 6, 2013

Summer Sweaters by Pinquette Lisa

Hey there, ho there!  I hope our little peacocks are awesome today!  Today, I bring to you a neat, awesomesauce project that you are going to run away from your computer to do on your own!  Right now!  (Well, as soon as you see what it is!)  We all know how (I’m from the south, so it’s a proper noun) Mason Jar glasses (even though I used Ball….if you can find Mason…give me a holler ya’ll) are making their rounds in the crafting world as “to go” and “in the car” glasses.  The pints fit perfectly in your car cup holder, and they are so “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” friendly, they have to be every crafters dream! Not to mention how customizable they are!  I’ve seen them used for everything from Bachelorette parties to kids birthday parties, and even as favors.  But WAIT~!!!! There is a flaw.  If there is a flaw in practicality, I WILL find it.  I love the idea.  But until my awesomesauce inlaws introduced me to “sweatless” glasses, I have spent more hours wrapping towels around my beverage glasses than I have actually cutting paper.  So, I was determined to make these guys “sweatless”.  Since I couldn’t change the physical make-up of a canning jar….Well, I could.  I’m brilliant, but that’s more of a tutorial than I am ready for….I decided to use our awesome Pinque Peacock products and make these jars…..SWEATERS!.  That’s right.  Sweaters for the Summer.  I used two different knitting looms for this project.  For the boy’s glass, I made a button down, and for the girls I made a turtleneck.  On each, I used our awesome Pinque Peacock buttons.  On the boys, I used the large button as the actual closure.  For the girls, the sweater is a turtleneck, with the buttons used as grippies, so your hands don’t slip.  I used 100% Cotton yarn, to be absorbent.  There is nothing a crafter hates more than a dull cutter and a wet drinking glass.  I hope these sweaters catch on like crazy!  There is so much you can do with the design ideas~!!!!  I love the Pinque Peacock buttons on these….They are the perfect weight, and perfect size for the job!!.
(YES, that is Guild Wars 2 in the background.  Don't judge me for how I spend my non-crafting time, lol)

I hope you have all enjoyed my project.  Stay happy and Keep Crafting!_