Saturday, April 19, 2014

Mia's First Communion Card

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       Good morning my lovelies, Pinquette Mary here with a card using the extremely beautiful Angel stick pin from Pinque Peacock. These happen to be a personal favorite of mine and I can always find a wonderful use for them. Today I used it to make a very special card for my grand daughter. Let's take a look shall we:

     That's right Mia will be receiving her First Communion in a few weeks and she loves purple. I also love the Inspired Heart cartridge for my Cricut when I look for anything religious. I cut this at 5 1/2" because I wanted to add some embellishments and details. The card base is 5"x10" so this was a perfect size to use.
     The background cardstock is Mercury glass that I picked up @ Christmas but never had a chance to use. It really helps the girl stand out. For the veil I cut a tule circle in 1/8th to make it small enough for the girl. I gathered it up with some invisible thread so the stitching would not show. I also added a small piece of ribbon for the dress tie and finished with some stickles for the dress and sleeves.
     I used some pearls to give her a sweet pearl necklace and a few rhinestones to her veil for some bling.
     The flower is a mulberry one that I so I just added some glimmer spray to tie it in with the paper and also to show off my stick pin. I just happened to have this beautiful Angel with a purple bead! Usually I also add some 3 Girl Jam ribbon on my cards but this time I really wanted to have the stick pin show off as a focal point.
     I didn't want this to be too plain so I used a corner punch for the right hand top and bottom of the card and added some pearls to the Left corner for balance to off set the flower and stick pin.
The saying is a stamp I have had for a while and decided to layer it with a scrap piece of the mercury paper.
     Whew! Sometimes a clean and simple card can be a little more time consuming than you think!  I hope you will checkout the products at Pinque Peacock for they truly can make your project super special! 

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I hope you have enjoyed this card and I sincerely wish you a very Blessed Easter and Passover.


Thursday, April 10, 2014

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  Good morning my lovely Pinquettes, Mary here with a beautiful "Love" card using the gorgeous Pink Peacock Splendid Swirl fabric flower and a
beautiful stick pin.
     First I started with this beautiful paper. I think it was from a Monet collection and had to find the right project to use it on. I love the sweeping feel of the background and knew it would look even better with some dimension. I used a light pink flock and a mixed color of Flower Soft for some texture.

     Then I added some dimension and sparkle . I just followed the line of the flowers and added some waterfall Stickles. This color went perfect with the Splendid Swirl flower.

     Finally these fabulous PP embellishments. I love how the stick pin flows with the line of the flowers. It also goes perfectly with the rhinestones on the sticker for the "Love".


      I am so proud of this card and think it will be great for Mothers' Day, Wedding, Anniversary, ok so you get the idea! Do you like to add texture or dimension to your projects? I would love to hear what you use. If you want to learn more about the products I used then be sure to pop over to my blog HERE for all the details.

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Sunday, March 16, 2014

Religious Easter Card For Pinque Peacock Blog Hop

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Hello to all of our Pretty Little Peacocks
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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
wonderful products that are always available at Pinque Peacock.

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Our MARCH Release will focus on the theme of:
~*~ EASTER ~*~
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During this 3 day hop, you will see some past favorites, oldies but goodies, and get a glimpse of some NEW products as well! 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!

Our Monthly Hops are a great way to see the Pinque Peacock Products in action and to get your creative imaginations in "Full Speed Ahead" mode!


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     Pinquette Mary here and I can't believe the talent on this Team. I'm impressed, aren't you? I have a simple, understated yet meaningful card to share with you today this last day of the Hop. But first, if you came from the ever talented Amanda then you are in the right place. We wouldn't want you to miss a thing! Now on to my project. 

     Did you know that Jessica carries a great selection of papers in the Shop? Well she does! These blue and lavender cardstock were part of my Design Team packet and I thought they were perfect for my Easter card which happens to be our theme this month. Luckily I also had some of this fabulous 3 Girl Jam crinkle ribbon to match! I really don't like too much on my Religious cards so I thought the silhouette should be my focal point. The image is cut from the Cricut cart Inspired Hearts and I just love these simple images. Of course I did have to dress it up a bit so I decided to add a touch of embossing and a simple stamp from Studio G. The flower and silk leaves are left over from some bracelets I made for a Father/Daughter dance. I couldn't believe how sweet it looks here.
     I love using Pinque Peacock products but I can't believe the texture on this paper and how beautifully it embosses.  
     Be sure to hop on over to the store on Facebook and check out all the wonderful products the Team has used for their awesome projects. Hop hop hop, Easter's coming and you have plenty of time to create!!!!

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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)

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Rhonda ~


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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Christmas Cousins Layout

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     Good morning ladies and fellow crafters  Pinquette Mary here with a Christmas layout using a fabulous PP fabric button on display. Have you tried these buttons yet? If not you really should they are so awesome, useful and really make your project pop!

     I know it is Spring but I was cleaning and came across this adorable photo but the frame was broken. This is from Christmas 2006 when our oldest grand daughter and grandson were about to turn 4 (no they are not twins!) and we had 3 babies: the girl was 3 mos older than the boys who were born 6 days apart! This was taken on Christmas Eve after they all got in their PJ's. Needless to say it was NOT a quiet Christmas, lol. It was so much fun though to have them all together for the first time. 
     I had some "stickers" in my stash that had the Joy, Love, Peace tickets and they just seemed to go so well with the background paper I chose. The holly and berries are also from the same pack. I love how the berries are "buttons" but I thought they needed more dimension so I added some paper glaze to make them stand out more. The ornament journal card was also from the same stack.

     I really love how this corner of the page came out. I used the Pinque Peacock gingham check fabric covered button as the focal point and added some fabric poinsettia flowers to fill in the gaps. I also used some paper leaves that I made which have a holly type leaf print. After I cut the leaves I misted them a little water and ran them threw a crimper to also add some texture. The bakers twine completes the look. Oh and I had this acrylic snowflake button that I added on top of my button.ow cute is that, lol?
      By the way, we are Blessed to have 3 more grandchildren since then: another girl and 2 more boys. Let the fun begin!!!!

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Sunday, March 2, 2014

Samantha Goes To The Oscar's

     I just love this time of year. Sometimes the hosts are not very good while other times they put on quite a show themselves. For me, I just love looking at the fashions. What was truly elegant, worthy of the throw back to the golden age of Hollywood when women had a more regal presence. They didn't have to show a lot of skin, just a beautiful design with gorgeous fabric and a hairstyle truly fit for a Queen.
     I have been busy this last month completing a Design Academy course for dolls. Specifically for the 18" dolls like the American Girl dolls. This was an intensive course meeting 3 times a week and even included homework. We also had to complete a final project if we chose to.
     Why take this course? Well, I wanted to make original items in limited quantities that are well made and would be something unique,  not the mass produced items you find in the stores or the cheaply Made in China brands. In the course I learned how to look at clothing, pick out details, find appropriate fabric and accessories and then, to reproduce a similar design with a pattern I made myself from a basic sloper. This all seemed daunting at the time. I had some vintage lace and decided to jump right in. Here is Samantha for her final fitting:

     Here is the inspiration I had for my final project:

     I loved the lace overlay and also the button closure in the back. However if I were to make this to sell in my Etsy store I would have a zipper closure to make it easier for smaller fingers and also do a full tank bodice with the lace overlay so that it would be more durable for hours of play.
     So here is my final project modeled by Samantha. I think this would be something a young lady would wear to the Oscar parties but would also serve as a flower girl or First Communion dress. Tell me what you think I would love to hear if you love the Academy Awards as much as I do!