Friday, February 22, 2013

"Luck Of The Irish" Blog Hop

"Luck of the Irish" Blog Hop 2/22 - 2/25

How are all of our Pretty Little Peacocks Today? 
Welcome to Pinque Peacock’s
“Luck of the Irish”
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Showcasing some of
the Newly Appointed
Pinque Peacock Artists and Creators:
“The Pinquettes”
This is the First Ever Blog Hop hosted by Pinque Peacock and presenting the Talented Works of The Pinquettes.  We hope you will sit back, enjoy your time as you hop, and maybe even learn a new trick or technique to try out yourself, too.
This hop will share projects created with St. Patrick’s Day and the “Luck of the Irish” in mind.
Now, you don’t have to be Irish to be the Lucky Winner of the Pinque Peacock Sponsored Prize. 
One winner, who has hopped all 3 days (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) will win this . . . .

Do YOU want to WIN?
            Here is How*:
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)
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
The Hop will remain open until Monday, February 25th,  8:00 a.m. EST. 
The random drawing will be held during that week and announced by Friday, March 1st.
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:
DAY 2:
An’Jenic aka AJ ~

DAY 3:
Tracy ~
Kim G. ~

     Hello Ladies and Top Of The Mornin" to you! May I give you a warm welcome to this first ever Blog Hop hosted by the Pinque Peacocks. We are truly a colorful group don't you think? Any ways, if you just happened upon my blog I hope you will enjoy my little corner of the crafting world. If you just came from Heather's  then you are in the right place. If not, then you want to start @ the beginning with Jennifer so you don't miss any of this inspiration, lol.
     Okay so now on to my project for today. I decided to join this Hop even though I haven't any PP products (yet, lol) because my son is married to an Irish girl, Muirgheal, and this summer they hope to return to her homeland for a visit and for him to see where she was brought up. I decided to make a card for them to wish them luck.

My Irish Fairy

          I used the stamp from Fairyopolis Spring Collection to make my Irish Fairy. I colored it with my Copic markers to "dress" her in her Irish dress. This was hard to photograph since the paper is bright white from X-Press It. I'll leave a list of the colors I used at the end of this post. I used my Gypsy to design my card base and layers. I used Paper Lace and cut label layer @ 4.25" and Lace 1 with the image on page 26 of your booklet.
     After coloring my image I used Spellbinders Standard circles and Fancy Tags for my die cuts.
     I love dimension so I used Liquid Pearls Bisque for her Head piece and, of course, Stickles for the wings. Boy it makes the wings look like she is fluttering, lol. Note that she has nothing in her hand. I plan on using a Pinque Peacock stick pin there so my DIL has a momento to "hold" on to. You can see the fabulous PP stick pins I'm talking about HERE.
         I cut the label out of both chipboard and cardstock. The chip board was painted with a gold pen and the top layer was inked with distress ink Bundled Sage. The stamp is a Studio G. I am not thrilled with the flowers but these are all I had on hand. Hmmm maybe I should also order some of THESE .
     I did embellish this card with 2 different colored rhinestones. I used the lighter green nearest the image. This way your eye is drawn to the fairy and I used the darker green ones for the lower right hand corner so it will throw your eye back to the image. Hey, I spent a long time coloring this and wanted to make sure you took a good long look, lol. Lastly , I used my gypsy to also edited out the corner cuts on the base card to add some color behind it. The inside card was cut from Velum and, as you know, it is sometimes hard to hide glue marks. To avoid this, I used a piece of twine to tie the 2 layers together.
     There you have it. Please join us over the next 2 days to get your Irish on! The designers have been working really hard to preview some great projects with PP and to inspire some luck for you as well.
     As promised I have included the colors I used for this stamp so, get your Copics out!!!!
Irish Fairy
Face: E00, E11,BV00 R20 (for blush)
Hair: E13, E17,E18 and E19
Petal Dress: G20,G21,G24,G28
Wings: BG 11,BG13,BG15

Thank You for hopping along and we hope you had Loads of Fun!
Peacock Hugs

Monday, February 18, 2013

A New Beginning As a Pinquette!

Today's Deals on
     Good morning ladies and fellow crafters. Take a look around, do you see anything new? Come on my announcement is here for all to see. Didn't see it yet? Look at the right side bar. There ya go, lol. I am thrilled to now officially announce that I have joined an outstanding group of overly talented ladies. After being on another Design Team for over a year, I decided I needed a change. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed my time on the other team and learned a lot but I was thrilled when the opportunity arose to apply for a position with the Pinque Peacocks owned by Jessica Shelton-Buffa a fellow crafter with an amazing on-line store. She and my fellow DT sisters welcomed me with open arms. I am so lucky to be with some old friends and look forward to making some new ones on this Team. Wait until you see the talent over here. O My Gosh!!! This is just so exciting for me.
     For those of you who have come to my "home" for the first time let me fill you in on a few facts. I am a wife for (almost) 40 years, mother to 5 grown adults ( there is a set of twin ladies in there) and Mema to the most beautiful, talented, awe inspiring 8 grandchildren (3 girls, 5 boys).I retired from nursing (I was a Labor & Delivery room R.N.) when my second child was born. ( Thank God 'cuz the twins followed about 2 1/2 years later. I sewed dance costumes, prom dresses etc to help pay for extra activities for our growing family. My therapy was to take all kinds of craft classes, tole painting, ceramics (my least favorite medium BTW), advanced sewing classes, both Copic Certification classes, flower arranging etc, etc. As you can see I love crafts. These skills have helped me to work as a floral designer for the last 12 years and boy was that handy with weddings, showers, christenings and all kinds of parties. I recently retired since my back will no longer let me, lol.
     Okay that's enough about me. This new DT has given me the opportunity to create what I want, when I want and in whatever medium I choose. The Pinque Peacock has THE most fabulous products from flowers, to stick pins to fabric covered buttons as well as gorgeous stretch bracelets.You can find their products HERE  This link takes you directly to the product page. Click on a picture and feast your eyes on the yumminess, lol. 
     I thought I would share a card I made with you today. Hey, this is a crafting blog so I don't want to disappoint you, lol. Before I share this please envision how great this would be with a PP flower. I do not have any in yet but rest assured future projects will be loaded with goodies!
     My base for this card is from My Minds' Eye Life Stories "Roses" pattern. I grabbed a piece of good quality cream card stock and embossed it with a cuttlebug folder. I found the heavier card stock gives a great embossing effect. Next up the flowers.
     I used Flower Shoppe to cut my flowers with the image on page 14. I also used a Spellbinders to cut the leaves. I wanted to add some "Drama" to the card so some of the leaves are out of black glitter card stock. I have these great rhinestones and this one was perfect for the card.
     I have a lot of little pieces of lace from former projects (I don't throw anything out, lol. Glad I didn't!). I just wove a narrow pink satin ribbon through the lace. Stamped a nice sentiment and, Voila, I have a great card. I'll probably use this for a wedding.
     There you have it, my first post as a Pinquette! I hope you have enjoyed my Bio as well as my first project. Be sure to come back on Friday as that is the start of our 3 Day Irish Blog Hop. You'll all be dancing the jig for sure!!! Have a fabulous week my lovelies.