Sunday, June 15, 2014

Pinque Peacock Stars and Stripes Blog Hop

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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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  1. Thank you to you and your family for your service. I come from a huge military family as well. My great uncle was MIA in Korea and he was found and brought home after nearly 60 years. This scrapbook page turned out great. I love how you did the 3 generations on your page. The Pinque Peacock,goodies are a great touch. Great job

  2. Military family here as well, Father, FIL, brother, nephews, SIL and yes, we owe them a debt of gratitude. Lisa you did a fabulous job on this Lay Out. I too have lost my Father and although I miss him dearly, I have wonderful memories of him. For years it was too painful but once I got past the grieving, the wonderful memories flowed and now I am able to pass this on to my children and grandchildren who never met him. Great use of the PP flowers.

  3. Absolutely love your project..what a great heirloom to pass on... My Dad passed awhile ago but I still miss him everyday..
    Laura D>

  4. OMG!!! This is just awesome. See, YOU can do scrapbooking! Love what you have done here. Most of my uncles were military, my dad, and one of my brothers.

  5. For some one that doesn't scrapbook you did an amazing tribute to your family! I do appreciate all that have previously serviced and those serving now and keep them in my prayers, my freedom depends on them.

  6. You did a beautiful job! And I know how hard it can be to bring up those memories of the loved ones wo passed but you homered them in an absolutely beautiful way!

  7. beautiful one!!! nice elements you have used... very nice..
    Moxie Craftie

  8. OK, you really should start your post with "grab the tissues"... Beautiful scrapbook page and a beautiful story! I'm glad you worked through your fears because something beautiful is now memorable and available for your family in the future!

  9. What a wonderful Patriotic piece -- a great tribute! this is my first Father's Day without my Dad. He died in March, and I've been dreading today. I'll be glad when it's over, so I totally understand your feelings.

  10. Lisa..... this is GORGEOUS!! OMG, it is soooo beautiful!!! I can so relate to you too on the scrapbooking... not into it at all... but girl this is awesome. ... and THANK YOU to you and all your family and their families for all they do and have done... as you know I am a huge supporter of my soldiers and vets!!!

  11. Okay, Lisa first off, thanks for the tears this morning! LOL Secondly, thanks to you and your family for making the sacrifice for my family to have the freedom they enjoy! And last but not least your project is AMAZING!!!!!

  12. What a beautiful tribute! Thanks for sharing about your parents. For someone who doesn't scrap, you rocked it! I love how you made the title using a label maker! My dad was in the Navy for five years and so were a few others of my family. Thanks for the reminder to thank our service men and founding fathers!

  13. Oh my goodness! This is just beyond terrific!! Thank you and your family for all that you do :)

  14. What a FANTASTIC project you did a fabulous job

  15. What a great tribute….to generations of "defenders"….

  16. I have to are a scrapbooker, Lisa!! I love your piece and all of the love you've poured into it. How inspiring and thoughtful. I'm from a military family as well and personally want to thank your family for their sacrifices and service!