Thursday, May 23, 2013

Hi everyone. I'm so excited today to be next in line to celebrate Down the Memory Lane's 1 year blog anniversary!! Nupur Patel is such a sweet gentle soul , and has asked crafty ladies from all over the world to join in. She is having an Amazing Giveaway so please go to her blog and show her some love!!

For my project today I made a card. I used my stash of scrap papers to make it. I printed the cute butterfly from Call me Victorian free printables online. The image of the red head is a piece that I got from Megan Suarez Fine art. She is amazingly talented and has digi stamps available to buy as well. My sentiment says WISH, because I wish Nupur much success with her blog, and many more years of inspiring us with her talent.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

I’m so glad you came by today. I hope you are stopping by because you seen me on my precious freind Kim's blog  Polka Dotted Bliss I hope I don’t scare you with my Hording problem…

4 years ago I was taking over my husbands office in the house. He was so kind to give me a little space off to the side, but as you know , us women that create can never have enough space. So my little space became a big problem for him. He wanted me to clean up after my night of crafting. I did not want to do that every time, because I was never “finished” with what I was working on. I hated to put all my stuff away, just to have to drag it back out when I got a chance to craft again. So for my birthday he surprised me with a card saying that he was going to build me a Scrap cove. ALL MINE, to have all the room I wanted to create. That was the best day ever!!! So he started working on it right away that summer and within no time, I was ready to move in.
This is the picture of my Scrap cove ( my little piece of Heaven) that he built me.

                          I loved it so much, he bought me a desk and cabinet set to put in there, and I immediately          started putting stuff in.
                                             My mother in law made me curtains to go inside.

                                                  I love my little window to look outside.

But wait.... as time went on. Remember it has been four years. I have acumalated more and more, because I had so much space to put things. So I started my obsession with scrapbooking and as my husband says when he walks in, This looks like you have bought out a scrapbook store that went bankrupt... eeeksss.
so here is the view when you walk in now.
Yes I have bought to much!! I admit it, but I have so much fun creating in this space. Its' my space, and I love to go out here and have my ME time ALONE and just be FREE.
It might look like a caotic mess, but I know were everything is. He installed me racks on top to hold my baskets and boxes. Every box and basket is catagorized with specific items I need. I have them seperated by holiday or theme. I know what box to pull when I'm working on something.
I got this at Hobby Lobby one year as a present for Mothers day. It holds ribbon, brads, and other embellishments inside the drawers.
I bought this when Kimberly posted it on Facebook that there was a major sale on a website. So I had to purchase it. I love it even though it does not hold all the ribbon I own.
Here is some more ribbon that I color cordinate in cute jars on top of the cabinet. Easy to get to.
This is my special orginzational tip to give you today. It is a shoe holder, but I put my stamps inside. The clear pockets lets me see what I need to get quickly!
This was another gift years ago that my hubby bought me. I have it labeled as to what drawer holds what.

I love the cabinets that are in the desk set. They hold so much, and out of site.
I bought this Card stand and peg board from Mrs. Donna K from  Created by DonnaK last year.
She was selling some items that she didn't want anymore. So her sweet husband was going to a bike race that weekend, and he brought it to me. I love the card stand. It keeps my cards organized and ready to pluck when I need to send one off in the mail. The beg board houses some of my embellishments that are still in packages, and I put my florals on top so its easy to see them when I need to use them on my projects. The little desk I picked up at a yard sale for $1. I have all my lose glitters and mist in the drawers.

                                      this little kitchen basket holds my stickles and paints.

I even have a little chair that sits in the corner for my hubby to sit in when he comes out to hang with me. He has his guitar amp out here and plays and sings to me. Gives me some MOJO to keep crafting sometimes.

Well I believe that is all to show you in my little Scrap Cove. I will leave you with a view from my french doors. All the little birdies like to sit in that tree and talk to me!! I hope I did not scare you to much with my mess, but its a beautiful mess to me!!!! Have a great weekend.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Hello to all of our Pretty Little Peacocks

Welcome to Pinque Peacock’s
MAY New Release
"Shades of Summer"


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 MAY 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 May Release is full of beautiful color palettes, wonderful inspiration from the Pinquettes, and fabulous sparkle and shine as we celebrate SHADES of SUMMER.

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.

I'm so glad you are back for Day #2. The New release items are so gorgeous. I made two projects for you today.
My first project I painted a birdhouse to go into my Scrap Cove as a decorative piece. My Scrap Cove is Lime green with Black and white Zebra so I painted it to match. I wanted to incorporate one of the new release items so I thought that the Bright safari Blooms would be so cute on the front and add some POP of color. So I hot glued it to the front of the house and added a little birdie on top.

For my next project I made a card. I was sent the cutest lady bug button. I love to use these as centers of flowers.
I spritzed a doilie with my Red Smootches, added a tag that said "Little Lady". (get it Lady bug) :)
Attached a flower and put the button in the center and used a stick pin that had a glittery lady bug on it and used some glitter ladybug stickers that I had in my stash.

Close up of Button.

I hope you have enjoyed my projects today. And don't forget to come back tomorrow for Day #3 were there will be more ladies to show you some amazing projects.
The list of hop's are listed at the bottom if you get lost.

!!!!Now, let's talk about the
One winner, who has hopped all 3 days (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) of our Pinque Peacock MAY New Release and followed the RULES BELOW will win this . . .

A Set of Small or Large Buttons
from the Release (Winners Choice!)

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)

2 – Follow the Pinque Peacock Blog and Facebook Page/Shop

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, MAY 15th, at 8:00 a.m. EST.
The random drawing will be held sometime during the week that follows and announced by Wednesday, MAY 22th.

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 (5/10/13):
Pinque Peacock ~
Rhonda M. Bewley Ratliff ~
Janet Royer ~
Heather Flaherty ~
Jessica B ~


DAY 2 (5/11/13):

DAY 3 (5/12/13):
Thank You for hopping along and we hope you have Loads of Fun!
Peacock Hugs
~Jessica and the Pinquettes
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Sunday, May 5, 2013

Well HELLO Lovely People!!! I'm glad you have stopped by today to see what lovely items Pinque Peacock has available for you! I decided to make a card. Now I know you are saying , a card, REALLY.. what is so special about that... Well Its special because I don't do cards.. But I saw this AWESOME picture of this Divine lady with a peacock on her shoulder and I had to use her on something, so I made a card.
I layered her on cardstock, added a doily some rhinestones, burlap, a satin flower I made, and put the fabulous April  release peacock button in the center. I hope that you will go over and check out the selection of items you can purchase at Pinque Peacock , you will fall in LOVE!!
Pinque Peacock Button used for center of flower