Sunday, June 30, 2013

4th of July banner

Hi everyone, I am glad you stopped by today:) I hope you are having a wonderful day so far.

    For the  challenge at Red Carpet Studio this week it's all about 3D movies . So we are all creating  3D projects. Both the card team and the layout team are participating in this challenge so you will have plenty of inspiration.

I have never made a banner, and I figured what better time than now to create one for our challenge ;)

I have a few more close up pics for you...

I got this cute little bear from the silhouette store.

I used my MS new circle punch for the layers of this banner

I also use my Silhouette to cut out the letters and number for my banner then used some ribbon to attach them ;)
For our prize that is up for grabs this week our sponsor is
The Paper Parade
The are going to give one lucky winner a
 $15 Gift Certificate
If you would like to enter your project then hop on over to RCS and submit your entry:)

I am also entering this into the Cut it Up: New Nations challenge.
Have a great day

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Happy 4th of July!

Good morning and happy hump day!!  It is the middle of the week and I am looking forward to the weekend!! 

      It's  my turn to share with you some of the beautiful things you can get at the Pinque Peacock store!!

Today, I am showcasing some of the new items that were released this month just in time for all of your patriotic themed cards, layouts, mixed media projects or if you just want to add some beautiful red, white and blue items to your projects. You can find them in the store:)

I decided to make a 4th of July card since it is right around the corner....

    The papers are from Hobby Lobby, the flag is a print and cut from the silhouette store and I used a MS punch for the border at the top.

   The flower is one of the new items that is in the store the small layered garden beauties (I am loving the smaller version of these flowers!!)  and of  course the beautiful red white and blue pin to finish off my project :)

Super simple card, and I think the flower and pin add just the right touch to make it that more special to give to someone.

   So, if you would like to get your own beautiful touches for your projecst. Then head on over to the shop HERE  and let Jessica know what you would like.  Just browse through the photos and then comment on the ones you like. Easy Peasy . There are also lots and lots of other fabrics to choose from. She is super sweet and will make it just the way you want it and hook you right up! 

 Have a great day
"Perky Peacock"

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

DT Call

Whoo Hoo!!   Do you love creating? Do you love creating with beautiful things??  Well then, I have just the thing for you!!

Pinque Peacock is having a DT Call or as Jessica would call it and Artist & Creator Gig call ( because she believes in the artist that we all aspire to be :)  going on for new DT members!!

Okay, now hurry on over to Pinque Peacock for all the details!!

Have a great day

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Snow White :)

  Hello everyone!! Oh my goodness... can I just tell you that I am absolutely loosing my mind. LOL
I was supposed to have posted this Sunday and just realized today that I didn't :(   Between getting ready for inventory at work, (that's enough to make you go insane right there)  hehe and my mother in law being sick and in the hospital.  My brain is kinda on overload. So I apologize for my late post.

For this weeks challenge at Red Carpet Studio.. the challenge is to use yellow . Can you guess what movie this challenge is inspired by??? Well,  think yellow.... brick....road.....yep!! You guessed it lol.
The Wizard of Oz....

My layout is one of my Disney pictures that I took while the girls and I were on vacation several years ago.
I got a Disney stack of papers at Hobby Lobby and am trying to use them, since I have had them sitting in my paper holder for quite some time now lol. This page had Snow White on it and so I thought it was fitting to put the picture I had of the girls posing with Snow White at Disney World.
I added a swirl behind the picture and then added some yellow flowers to finish it off. All in all a pretty simple layout.
Okay now on to the goodies that you could win for submitting your layout at RCS.
Our sponser for this week is
                                                        PRIZE: Digi paper pack

                          Thanks for stopping by today and I hope to see  your wonderful layouts on the RCS challenge!



Cross Promo Blog Hop with Pinque Peacock and Sweet Stamps :)

Boy, Oh, Boy do we have some FUN in store for ALL of YOU

Welcome to DAY 2 of our Cross Promotion Blog Hop
with the talented Designers 
 This will be a 2 Day Hop starting at the Sweet Stamps Blog and the Pinque Peacock Blog each day. Please DO VISIT each of the Main Blogs to show your love to BOTH Companies that have organized this fun event for you!Tell Your Friends, too....Lot's of Eye Candy along the way!And there is sure to be lots of Blog Candy, too!!!

have been working their Creative Efforts to the MAX behind the scenes, 
to create some wonderful projects using
the Pretties at the Pinque Peacock Shop

and the Fabulous Products from the Shop

This Hop will lead you directly into the NEW Challenge at theSweet Stamps BLOG
where the new Challenge will start and the theme will be everyone's favorite:

HERE ARE THE FANTASTIC PRIZES BEING OFFERED TO 2 LUCKY HOPPERS(Prize Drawing Eligibility Rules are Below) Sweet Stamps is Sponsoring a Prize to 1 Lucky Hopper 1 PERSON WILL WIN
Gift Certificate can be used towards any Stamps, Sweet Stamps Dies or Shades Dye Inks Pinque Peacock is Sponsoring a Prize to 1 Lucky HopperA 2ND PERSON WILL WIN
Fabric Buttons, Handmade Fabric Flowers, and Pearl Beaded Stick Pinsall in Coordinating "Nana's Pillowcase" fabrics and colors RULES TO BE ENTERED TO WIN1 - HOP BOTH DAYS2 - LEAVE A COMMENT ON EACH HOP STOP IN THE HOP3 - FOLLOW BOTH SWEET STAMPS AND PINQUE PEACOCK ON FB(LINKS ARE BELOW THE LINEUPS) Winners will be selected towards the beginning of Next Week (Monday or Tuesday-ish)to allow everyone ample time to visit all of the Hop Stops along the way!  
For my project I have created a 3D watering can.
 I purchased this file from the silhouette store and it was pretty simple to put together. The iris stamp and sentiment stamp is from Sweet Stamps and I used the "valentine" color ink spot to ink up my sentiment stamp. I also added one of my favorite embellishments to the tag, which is the fabric covered buttons from Pinque Peacock.  
Here are a couple close ups of the fabulous items I used from Pinque Peacock and Sweet Stamps :)

 Now, you should be sure to head over  to the fabulous Annette's Blog  to peek at her beautiful creation and get all the details on how it was created. ~~~HERE IS THE FULL LINEUP FOR BOTH DAYS~~~HOP LINEUP - DAY 1 (6/18/13) SS Blog Peacock ~
  1. Kendra Sand
  2. Donna K Baes~
  3. DeNetra Bates 
  4. Marji Franklin ~
  5. Erika Selander
  6. Janet Royer ~
  7. Lisa Lahiff
  8. Paula Driver ~
  9. Irit Shalom
  10. Susie Gerdes~
  11. Karrie Snider
  12. Beckie Woodall~
  13. Calypso Bastian
  14. Jessie Mitchell ~
  15. Shelly Schmidt
  1. Kimberly Pate ~
  2. Annette Anderson
  3. Robin Perkey ~
  4. Carolyn LaBille
  5. Nupur Patel ~
  6. Roxie Glaza
  7. Mary Montecalvo ~
  8. Monica Edwards
  9.  An'Jenic Gibson~
  10. Denise Paxton
  11. Heather Flaherty ~
  12. Tamara Morton
  13. Lisa Woodward~
  14. Irena Kowalczyk
  15. Rhonda Bewley-Ratliff ~
SS Blog Peacock ~ If you want to stay up to date on all the latest and greatest things happening at Pinque Peacock and at Sweet Stamps, be our latest FANS!


Saturday, June 15, 2013

For the Silhouette Challenge #2  Post just Click Here :)

For the  MEFY Blogoversary Blog Hop Click HERE :)

MEFY 2 Year Blogoversary

Welcome to Made Especially For You's 2 Year Blogoversary Blog Hop!

If you've come from the super talented Cyndy's blog, you're in the right place! If you just came across the hop, please start at the beginning over at Made Especially For You.

  Ashley is such a kind and sweet person, that when she decided to do a Blogaversary Blog Hop. I was honored to be able participate, and to celebrate with her on this wonderful milestone for her blog:)

   Her MEFY challenge blog was the very first Design Team that I had ever been on, and  she makes it so easy for everyone. Usually taking on too much responsibility her self ..LOL. I am currently on her challenge blog Red Carpet studio and have loved working with her for the past year :)

Instead of having a theme for the hop, Ashley put together a bingo board full of some of her favorite crafty things and we were to choose at least 3 of them and create a project.

 I chose Polka Dots, Twine, and Stickles and made a blogoversary card.

I used her blog colors as my inspiration for this card :)

Every party needs some kind of cake!! So I decided to go with these cute little cupcakes from the Silhouette store. Just print and cut. I cut out all the base cardstock , then cut out the little squares and used my atg gun to stick them down. I used the print and cut option for the cupcake , the scalloped circle and the small circle with the phrase and number 2 on it then added them to the card with a little bit of American Crafts ribbon :) That's it

Now on to the awesome prizes.... you don't want to miss this so read on HEHE :)

To coordinate with our bingo board, we have sponsors providing prizes to match each item listed on the board! 

The Paper Nest

3 Copic Markers of Winner's Choice!


Doodlebug Designs Polka Dot Paper Pack!

(Assorted colors - 4 6x6 sheets of each color)

Freckled Fawn

10 Rolls of Washi Tape!

Miriam's Crafting Supplies

$5 Gift Certificate!

The Cutting Cafe

$20 Gift Certificate!

My Craft Spot

Winner's choice of 5 Bundles of Twine!

(10 yards of each color, over 50 colors to choose from!)

Scrapping Fun with Tonya

3 Pack of Stickles!

3 Girl Jam

$15 Gift Certificate!

To qualify to win, you must:

1. Be a follower of Made Especially For You

2. Leave a comment on every stop of the hop

3. *Extra Entry* Become a fan of the MEFY Facebook page

Winners will be announced at Made Especially For You on Thursday June 20th.

Here is the hop lineup in case you get lost along the way :)


Thanks so much for hopping with us! :)

Have a great day


Silhouette challenge #2

It's time for another challenge over at

A blog dedicated to the Silhouette Cutting Machines.
You MUST use a Silhouette somehow in your project.

Print N Cut
Begins: Saturday, June 1
Ends: Sunday, June 30

Sponsors this month are:
My Scrap Chick
Prize: GC
Tabitha Designs 
Digi Pack (Winner's Choice)
KaDoodle Bug Designs 
Prize: $15 GC

For my project I decided to do the Father's day bbq apron card you can get at the Silhouette store :)

I found a background color that I had, and imported that onto my bbq apron, then I added color to all of the other pieces and then printed it out on my printer and using my registration marks cut them out on my silhouette.

So much fun using the print and cut even on images that you would normally cut out of your patterned paper. This is a quick and easy way for those times that you need to get one done quickly ...which is most of the time for me hehe :D

Have a great day!!




Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Craft It Up & Link It Up Party #8


Hello everyone and welcome!! Tara over at Craftin Desert Diva's is having another Craft it up Linky Party and the theme is Red White and Blue! Super Easy can make anything you want as long as it has those 3 colors on it.

For my project, I decided to make a Patriotic frame to display for the holiday :)

I found some super cute paper in my stash to use as the background and then I cut out the phrase on my silhouette cameo.

 I then added some of the super cute small layered garden beauties a fabric covered button, one of the beautiful pins from Pinque Peacock ( which happens to be the sponsor for this challenge :) and a red flower that I made from yarn  and tada....all done. Quick and simple!!
Okay my fellow crafters hurry on over and link up with Tara and you could win some pretty pink peacock beauties of your own!

This weeks theme is Red, White & Blue.
(You may use small amounts of accent colors)
Every other Monday will mark the beginning of a new semi-weekly linky party here. I will designate a theme and invite you to share projects you've made!!

And don't forget about the prizes! Every linky party will have a sponsor and a winner, plus a top 3! The winner will be announced on a semi-weekly basis. The more times you link up, the more chances you have to win!! Sponsors will be announced at the beginning of every linky party.

If you make the Top 3 you will also be invited to be a guest designer on an upcoming linky party!!

This party sponsor is the wonderful Pinque Peacock

Pinque Peacock has just had a new June Release that goes with this party!

Pinque Peacock will sponsor a $15.00 Bundle as a prize for this Linky Party. 
The Prize is
a $15.00 Red White and Blue Pin Bundle
(4) Beaded Stick Pins - using Glass Stars and Barrels
(4) Patriotic Pearl Stick Pins with Metal Embellishments
(4) Patriotic Angel Stick Pins
(4) Beaded Stick Pins - using Red White and Blue colored Beads


a $15.00 Bundle PAQ
(4) Beaded Stick Pins
(6) Large Felt Poppers
(2) Layered Garden Beauties
(2) Large 1.5" Fabric Covered Buttons (FCB)
(6) Small 3/4" Fabric Covered Buttons (FCB)
(1) 2.5" Splendid Swirl (w/Embellished Center)

Saturday, June 8, 2013


~~~~ Click HERE for the 300 Blog Follower Giveaway ~~~~
(still need quite a few - SPREAD THE WORD)


Hello to all of our Pretty Little Peacocks

Welcome to Pinque Peacock’s
JUNE New Release

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 JUNE NEW RELEASE Products from Pinque Peacock.

We are thrilled to have you joining us this month as this is a very special New Release of products and we are all so very excited to share it all with you! Our JUNE Release is full of beautiful color palettes, wonderful inspiration from the Pinquettes, and fabulous sparkle and shine as we celebrate
the "Red, White & Blue"
For my project I have decided to do a 3D project :)  They had this cute little firecracker box at the Silhouette store and I wanted to try it out :)
I added the firework cutout and the little patriotic bear to it and of course the star of the show...the beautiful layered garden beauty. I'm really loving this smaller size soo cute!!
After hopping, be sure to visit the Pinque Peacock Shop on FB to order the New Release items to jazz up tons of your projects.

!!!!Now, let's talk about the
One winner, who has hopped all 3 days (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) of our Pinque Peacock JUNE New Release and followed the RULES BELOW will win this . . .
(***No one likes to enforce rules, but it is unfortunate that many have missed their opportunity to win prizes because they didn't follow the simple requirements below***)

Here is How* (3 easy steps to WIN, WIN, WIN):

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. 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 12th, at 8:00 a.m. EST.
The random drawing will be held sometime during the week that follows and announced by Wednesday, JUNE 19th.
Okay my wonderful bloggy friends. Now that you have seen the prizes, rules and my project your next stop is the super talented Marji !!

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 (6/7/13):
Pinque Peacock -
Donna K ~
Lisa  ~
Nupur ~

DAY 2 (6/8/13):
Pinque Peacock -
Susie ~
Robin ~
Marji ~

DAY 3 (6/9/13):
Pinque Peacock -
Jessie ~
Kimberly P. ~
Beckie ~
Rebecca ~
Shelley -

Thank You for hopping along and we hope you have Loads of Fun!
Peacock Hugs
~ The Pinquettes & The Quirky Queen
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Monday, June 3, 2013

You're Sweet

Hello!! and good morning :)

     I would like to thank you for coming over to visit with me and hope that you enjoy the post that I have to share with you today. 

      I absolutely love all of Jessica's creations and my personal favorites are the buttons and pins.....
 LOVE  them. I received this fabric covered button and it was so cheery and bright that I wanted to do something different with it.  After thinking on it for a while this is what I came up with.

     I decided to turn it into  a sweet lollipop :D  I cut this shaped card from file in the Silhouette store with my cameo then I  embossed the front with my spots and dots cuttlebug folder. I covered the fabric covered button with some plastic wrap and then added a lollipop stick to it.A little bit of twine and all done.  Cute huh!!

     All of  Pinque Peacocks items are beautiful and can be used for a variety of crafting projects. There are several fabric choices for your buttons and this is just one of them :)  If you would like to have some of the awesome products that Pinque Peacock has to offer just hop on over to the shop  here and pick some up for yourself today :)

I hope I have inspired you to get crafty today:)

"the perky Peacock"

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Pretty Perfect

Good morning!! Thanks for taking the time to stop by here today :D
It is the Layout DT's turn to post this week for Red Carpet Studio, and so I have a layout of my baby girl to share with you.
The challenge this week is inspired by the movie "Boy in the striped pajamas"....I bet you can guess what the challenge is going to be LOL...If you guess to use stripes in your layout then ding, ding, have guessed correctly. 
I bought some paper several months ago online and for the life of me can't remember from who. I know they were fairly new so I purchased a few sheets along with some chipboard stickers:) As I was digging through my papers I found one that had stripes, kind of subtle but I really liked it so I decided to use it. I also had one of the pictures my daughter had taken for her graduation pics. 
This paper really did most of the embellishing for me  all I had to do was add the picture  a few flowers that I got at my LCS, the 2 chipboard stickers came with the paper so it matched perfectly and then I added one of the beautiful stick pins from Pinque Peacock. Have I mentioned how much I LOVE these stick pins LOL.
Okay now on to the goodies. The prize up for grabs on this challenge is:
 1 stamp set of winner's choice
 Scrappy Moms
So get your papers and pictures out and show us what you've got hehe.. I look forward to seeing your wonderful Layouts.
Have a great day