Monday, August 25, 2014

Memories Album

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     Good morning Pinquettes! I am finally back from my cross country trip and ready to share a wonderful project as Guest Designer for the Pinque Peacock. Boy I sure wish I had planned this better and made one that was larger to handle all my brochures! Here is what I am talking about:

     This is an 8"x8" album that also serves as a journal. I wish I had made one taller and more narrow so it could fit the brochures and maps we collected of our trip. Yes, while my daughter, son in law and myself relied on our smart phones, my husband was more confident with a physical map. I have to admit that at times, he was more accurate!

     I have told you about all the goodies you get from the Crafty Kit Club that Jess offers. Well, the metal leaf, small mulberry flower and pearl dots came from the July Kit that Jess was kind enough to send me. I just love the metal leaf, It has a hole at the top so you could use it as a charm as well.

     I wanted to use this stamp but it just didn't pop until I found this epoxy frame in my stash and luckily the color matched perfectly! Once I added the flower the album looked complete.

     The inside has envelopes that I made to match the page which is a perfect pace to add a picture.

     I love to add a journal page to record all the highlights of your adventure. this actually is a year journal but would easily adapt to a Road Trip album where you could brochures, receipts and tickets from your trip.
     You can shop for the kits HERE. You get so many supplies that it is easy to create many projects.
     But wait..... there is still time to enter the Challenge for August (Sparkle and Bling). I am definitely going to enter this one. You can link up HERE.
     I hope you all have a wonderful week as the kiddos go back to school. That surely means more crafting for some, lol. You can also find more details about this project @ my blog.   

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Frozen Inspired Necklace

     Hello fellow craft enthusiasts! Today I have a wonderful project to share with you. But first I have a confession to make. I lost my mojo. Yes, its true. For weeks now I have been trying to come up with something unique. Nothing, nada not even a flicker of an idea. I have been so busy making Elsa and Anna dresses for 18" dolls that my head was struck on FROZEN. I tried to let it go, I really did but, try as hard as I did, I still could not come up with an idea. Sparkle and bling, snow and ice, sparkle and bling oh Mary just let it go.
     So I pulled out my remaining supplies from the July Crafty Kit that Jess had sent me. After pouring over the goodies, there it was.... a bottle cap.

     At last some inspiration. Why let it go? Not me, so I decided to make a necklace of Elsa and Anna! First I googled an image of Elsa and Anna. Then I sized it in my Sil Cameo and printed it on Square 1 printable vinyl. After cutting it to the size of the bottle cap I added it to the cap and covered it with Mod podge.

     Of coarse you need Sparkle so I used some stickles on the edge of the image. Once it was dry I added an epoxy topper but you could also use triple thick or any jewelry coating. I used a piece of 1/8" ribbon and threaded it through the pearl beads with silver spacers. This particular bottle cap did not have a hole in it so I used a metal tool by Ranger. It still needed more sparkle so I thought, what about snow?

     Yup, that looks better. I did add a little more glitter while the snow was still wet. All that was left was to add a magnetic clasp. I think I have my mojo back!!!
     Be sure to check out the Pinque Peacock shop where you will find all the supplies you need to make one yourself. You can go shopping HERE

     Now its your turn. Why not add your Sparkle and Bling creation to our 8th Challenge? You can get the 411

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Sunday, July 13, 2014

Crafty Kit Altered Book BY Mary

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      Good morning and what a beautiful morning it is! Mary here and I am so excited to be using the Crafty Kit. As a Design Team member for Pinque Peacock we are so lucky to receive wonderful goodies from Jess to work with and to inspire you (as well as ourselves,lol). Let's get started....

     This is what I received in the sample pack. There are plenty of goodies to work with from the basics to beautiful embellishments. What I love about these kits is that you have plenty of supplies for multiple projects. I had used some on my hop project, of course of this project and have a lot more left for future projects. Let's get started.

     First I started by painting the mache book. I used Beetle Black acrylic paint by Martha Stewart for the front, back and binding. The "pages" were done with Silver since I wanted to use silver foil for the special touches on the book. Then I used Beacons Liquid Laminate to add pink and purple tissue paper as well as the printed paper from the kit. I know a lot of people use Mod Podge but my favorite is the liquid laminate. It not only acts as a glue but seals everything in so if you decide to stamp, emboss etc your surface is ready to go. I also used it to add the ribbon before I added the top paper to make sure it was glued in. The paper does seem to ripple when wet but be patient, unless you have huge bubbles it does seem to level out when drying. Just go slow and add the laminate, lay your paper and laminate top as you go. This dries really quick!

     Next up: rub ons! These go on so easy and add that wonderful bound look to your book. These foil rub ons appear to be some what reflective and add a touch of elegance. Great for vintage looks as well.

     See what I mean? I used the corners to tie in with the binding and wanted this to look like a cover on the book. I love how the tissue gives a feel of leather. At first I wasn't sure how it would be with the black paint but I love how it came out. Even the purple tissue on the bottom shows up. One other note about the laminate it really shows a brighter look to your papers. The Cover paper I used I had distressed a bit first and added Antique Linen distress ink to the edges for a more worn look. Just like your favorite book!

      I usually add dimension to my projects but for this one I wanted it to look like an old book sitting in the library. I love the foil rub ons and definitely have to get more. HERE is where you can purchase these.
     If you would like to learn more about this project then be sure to head over to my BLOG
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     Have you been working on a Summer project? Then why not link it up with this month's challenge.  Yup, the theme is Summer! You can link up HERE

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     Hope you are enjoying the Summer and getting a little crafting in!!! Stay safe.

Friday, July 11, 2014

My Favorite Things Blog Hop

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Hello to all of our Pretty Little Peacocks
Welcome to Pinque Peacock’s
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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 Handmade products that are always available at Pinque Peacock.
We are thrilled to have you joining us this month!

During the 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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Our JULY HOP will focus on the theme of:
~~**My Favorite Things**~~
The PINQUETTES will share with you their
favorite techniques, items and of course
PINQUE PEACOCK products they like and
enjoy using in their crafting, creating and designing!
♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
All New Products will be added to the SHOP
for you to Purchase and start creating your very own

Are you Ready to See these products IN ACTION?

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

     Good morning fellow crafters! Isn't it great to see what everyone shares for their favorite things? I just want to make sure you are on the right track, so, if you came from Kimberly  then you are in the right place. I hope you have been inspired by all the projects so far.
     Are you ready to see some of my favorite things? First I love altering then embellishments, all kinds! I love lace, flowers, rub-ons, bling and beads, dimension, metal etc. I think you get the idea, lol.
     First I started with this beautiful box. One of my daughters bought me an Alex and Ani bracelet for Mothers' Day and presented it in this beautiful yet plain box.

     Jessica sent me the most beautiful bag of goodies and so I grabbed some out and started to play. Here are the goodies:

     These are from the May release. They are just gorgeous I tell you. I also added a few things from this month's Crafty Kit (more on that later!). You can find these items at the shop listed in the link above. Now let's see what I did with them!

     I added some lace from July's Crafty Kit as well as the metal leaf, and pearls. The flower (Nana's pillowcase collection) and the stick pin are from the May release and are still available.

      I also wanted to add something to the front so I used Silver foil rub ons that were also in the July Crafty Kit along with a small pearl. This box is the perfect size for little trinkets and I will certainly place it in a place of honor in my craft room!
     Now be sure to head over to Rebecca for some fabulous inspiration. I wonder what her favorite things are?


!!!!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)

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, JULY 16th, at 8:00 a.m. EST.
The random drawing will be held sometime during the week that follows and announced by Wednesday, JULY 23rd.

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

Pinque Peacock ~
Heather ~
Kimberly ~
Mary ~
Rebecca ~
Rhonda ~

Thank You for hopping along and we hope you have Loads of Fun!
Peacock Love
Crafty Hugs
~ Jessica, The Quirky Queen

Saturday, June 21, 2014

It's All About The Hat!

     Good Morning my lovelies, Pinquette Mary here on this gorgeous Saturday Morning! Today I am so excited to share my Anything Goes post with you. I recently ordered some gorgeous fabric covered buttons from the Pinque Peacock Shop  and Jessica just whipped them up right in time for me to use on my projects. I just love Nanas' Pillowcase collection.
     Yup, I said projects using the same base but using different embellishments to add that sense of style. Here we go......

          I am fortunate enough to be able to test patterns for a doll pattern company where the designers have you test their patterns before they are released so that all the kinks are worked out and you have a well thought out pattern. When I tested this Cloche as well as a "straw" hat pattern I knew there would be a way to use the fabulous Pinque Peacock buttons in the decorative phase. Recently Jess sent me the ones I needed to finish these so first I had to tweak the pattern.
      I did want to explain a little about my "models". Samantha is an American Girl doll I got on ebay. The one on the left is an Our Generation doll from Target. When testing patterns I use both dolls to ensure that they fit both. The 3 Girl Jam ribbon is great to use for these since it has a little "give" to account for the different size heads. The AG dolls have wayyyyy more personality as well. But I digress....

     Did you know that you can specialize how you want your buttons? You can have them either with shank or no shank. The pink one on the left is without the shank so I could just glue it on the crocheted flower whereas the one on the left has the shank so I could just sew it on the raffia bow. I also used some 3 Girl Glam crinkle ribbon on the purple hat (I know it looks blue, but, trust me it's purple!) Yes, Jess also carries this great ribbon in the SHOP in a variety of colors.

      Here is the same shank button application on the straw hat. Again these buttons are great and very versatile and really can dress up a project. I case you are not into dolls, this would be a great way to dress up your own beach hat for a truly distinctive look. This would be great to add a group of these buttons with some crinkle ribbon. Cool idea, huh?

     Have you heard about our new Crafty Kit Club? Just follow the link below and check it out! I will be showcase a July kit and can't wait til I get it in!
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The theme for this challenge is
Anything Goes
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     I am entering this project  in the Link Up, how about you, There is still time 'til the end of the month. See you over there!