Monday, June 30, 2014

Pinque Peacock-Alter My Life!

Today, I am featuring the Pinque Peacock Crafty Kit Club!

Hello!  My name is Lisa and I alter things as a hobby. Many crafters look at things and see exactly what they see….me, I look at things and see what the could be.  I look at each product as a raw product, not a finished product. So the Pinque Peacock Crafty Kit Club was just for me!  I ordered the whole kit this month and love the canvases, acrylic paints, wood cut outs, feathers, and paper flowers and findings.  Those of you who follow me know that I couldn’t use them as is…, that is SO NOT ME!

So here goes:  here is what I received…..

And this is the finished product. 
 In addition to the paints and products in the kit, I used several inks, paints and finishes to adjust them to what I “saw” when I saw this kit.  After I finished the canvas color, I really wanted to stamp a “subway art” style finish.  I didn’t quite get there, but, I love the effect.  Again as before, on alternative objects, I have used black letterpress ink to stand out.  I used the wood cutouts of the hibiscus and butterfly and used the paper flowers, several of which I stained and layer with mini elegant florals from Pinque Peacock. 

The ribbon from 3 Jam Girls I received was red…it didn’t match the pallet I had in mind….but you know what….it didn’t’ stop me from dying and glittering it.  Every item in this kit has been altered in some form.  Never stop your imagine and desire to alter!

Until Next Time~


Sunday, June 15, 2014

Pinque Peacock Stars and Stripes Blog Hop

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Hello to all of our Pretty Little Peacocks
Welcome to Pinque Peacock’s



This hop will showcase projects that have been created using some of the

wonderful Handmade Patriotic products that are always available at Pinque Peacock.

Feel free to browse the newly updated shop for amazing deals on tons of craft supplies and great handmade embellishments to use in all of your projects!

Happy Father’s Day!
(I hate Father’s Day, FYI.  When your Father has passed away, everyone I know seems to hate the day.) 
I have a wonderful, wonderful husband. (We only have dogs and cats together, and that’s a different holiday to celebrate.)  
Our blog hop theme for our new products this month were for a Patriotic theme (Stars and Stripes).   No matter how much you craft of a personal nature, sometimes you just repress the memories that you can showcase.  I have done that. 
Hello, my name is Lisa, and I am a memory repressor.  

Those who follow my blog know my one explicit following:  I do not scrapbook, I do not scrapbook, I do not scrapbook.  Previously, I have created 3 scrapbook pages in my entire life.  I pride myself on being a “mixed media crafter.”  I have realized that it is because I do not want to be emotional.  EVER.  (my husband would disagree).  When your life’s pictures include your parents, and they have both passed, I see it as difficult to dredge those up.  I prefer to never see pictures of my parents, because then, I don’t have to think about how much I miss them.  
Regardless, I had a wonderful night last night, and I owe that to Jessica Shelton-Buffa, our Pinque Peacock HMFIC.  She presented us with a blog hop theme and products….Stars and Stripes….easy and simple, right?  
Well, it’s not “easy” if you know my family.
We have more sense of Patriotism and “Stars and Stripes” in our little fingers than most people feel in a year.  I am from a military family.  I am former military.  My dad was military.  My brother was military, his son is military, my husband is former military, as was his dad, and his brothers-in-arms….like I said, A VERY MILITARY FAMILY.

We have 3 generations of military in my immediate family. That is what I have showcased in my post.  This is a take on the “traditional” generation family photo display.  In this scrapbook page (WHAT!?) We have my father, my brother, and my brother’s son.  I searched attics, scanned, re-scanned, re-re-scanned (I REALLY don’t know how YOU PEOPLE scrapbook! Lol  It’s maddening!)  reached out to Neice-in-laws…..and found these.  I created the title, because it was the banner hanging at my Father’s last promotion ceremony.  If you aren’t familiar with the military, “Duty, Honor, Country” is the overall motto of the US MilItary.

They do the things the rest of us don’t want to do.  They have to think about the things the rest of us never have to imagine.  They are away from their families more than they ever wish to be.  They miss Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Independence Day, Memorial Day, Veteran’s Day just so the rest of us can enjoy these days worry free.  If they happen to be your Father or Grandfather, they go ABOVE AND BEYOND the call of duty of a protector.  A Father is someone who loves you, passes values on to you, teaches you respect, molds the person you become, sets a moral example for you.  They carry on the duty of the Fathers of our country. 
I cannot think of a better way to celebrate Father’s Day than to honor those who carry on the values of our Founding Fathers:

Paul G. Pate, SSgt, USAF, Retired (Father)
Paul D. Pate, MSgt, USAF, Retired, (Brother)
David Pate, MSgt, USAF, Retired, (Uncle)
David Pate, CMSgt, USAF, Retired (Cousin)
Eric Pate, TSgt., USAF (Cousin)
A.J. Pate, SSgt, US Army (Nephew)
Steven Woodward, Sgt. , US Army, (1994-2000) (HusbAnd)
Harry Woodward, 1st LT, US Army, (1968-1970) (Father-in-Law)
Robert Rumph, Colonel, US Army, Retired (Godfather)
Stephen McCabe, CSM, US Army (Brother)
Scott McCabe, MSgt., USAF (Brother)
Solomon McCabe, Sgt. Army (Brother)

Thank each of you for your service, dedication, sacrifices and the sacrifices of your families so that you could complete your mission to remain the Guardians, the Protectors, the Providers, the Father’s for our wonderful America.

This is my immediate family that carry the tradition’s of our Founding Father’s.  Please, today, while you celebrate Fathers. thank your carrier’s of our Founding Father’s values, in addition to mine.

~I hope you all have a wonderful Father’s Day.

Our Monthly Hops are a great way to see the Pinque Peacock Products in action and to get your creative imaginations in FULL GEAR!
We hope you will enjoy your time as you hop and that you feel inspired to create after visiting the Talented Pinquettes' Blogs!

We are thrilled to have you joining us this month!
Our JUNE Release will focus on the theme of:
**PATRIOTICRed, White Blue**
All New Products will be added to the SHOP
for you to Purchase and start creating your very own
Masterpieces!!! Always keep in mind, that CUSTOM ORDERS ARE WELCOMED, TOO!!!


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After hopping, we would LOVE for you to visit the
Pinque Peacock Shop and Fan Page on FB to stay connected!

!!!!Now, let's talk about the
One winner, who has hopped and visited all of the PINQUETTES BLOGS of our Pinque Peacock MAY Product Release and followed the RULES BELOW will win


Here is How*:

1 – Hop to ALL of the stops in the Blog Hop and comment at each Pinquette Blog.
(Lineup 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.

4 - COMMENT at the Facebook Page telling us what you liked most about the Hop

*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 18th, at 8:00 a.m. EST.
The random drawing will be held sometime during the week that follows and announced by Wednesday, JUNE 25.

Now, if you find yourself Hopping off the Path , you can use this
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Sunday, June 1, 2014


Welcome to the Pinque Peacock June Challenge!  This month, we have an "Anything Goes" theme, soo, in keeping with "anything goes"….here goes it!  

I did an altered gift bag of sorts.  I used a burlap drawstring bag and stamped it with "Faith”,  “Hope”, and “Love" stamps.  When I think of June, I naturally go to thoughts of graduation, weddings and babies….so I did this project with a wedding in mind.  I think this will make a great way to present your bridal parties with gifts, favors for a casual, outdoor wedding and perhaps even fancy enough for the bridal party to carry with, or in lieu of their bouquet.  Keep in mind, you can use canvas (I love to make use of painter’s dropcloth!) denim and almost any other stampable fabric.  The floral accent on the bag was done using a sheer fabric in a yo-yo, and cotton lace done in a yo-yo.  I added a large Elegant Floral on top and finished it off with a natural paper and book-print accent.
 I removed the drawstring and re-strung with pearl trim and small satin ribbon.  Where the strands were gathered, I added a second Elegant Floral in a smaller size with the same natural paper and book-print accent.
When I stamped the bag, I tried several kinds of ink, paint, etc.  I ended up using letterpress ink.  It's heavy enough to stand out on the burlap.  If you used canvas, I'm sure you could use a lighter weight ink.  As a fabric scrap hoarder, I cannot stress enough to check out sample and remnant sales at your local craft, fabric store.  The number of times that a curtain fabric sample has ended up in my crafts is ridiculous!
I love how the Elegant Florals add to this project.  These Elegant Florals come in a variety of sizes colors to coordinate with any theme…and the best part, if you need to order something special just ask Jess Here.

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Anything Goes
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