Thursday, February 21, 2013

Creations using Pinque Peacock items and Cuttin and Stampin challenge!

I am totally in love with all the items that The Pinque Peacock carries! They are amazing for crafting, but I have a hard time using them because I don't want to let them go... So, the first project I made is a bracelet for myself with one of their flowers...

I used a vintage style lace with wide eyelets that a ribbon could be put through, 5/8" satin ribbon (available at my supply shop), and a gorgeous elegant floral from Pinque Peacock (the center of which is a fabric covered button that they also sell and the "petals" are made from 3 Girl Jam crinkle ribbon)!

Next, I made a single layer Thank You card and used one of their stick pins...

Embellishing with lace is another obsession of mine lately... I love it! I made this with the Cuttin and Stampin challenge in mind and so I used green, purple and yellow lace as well as adding a yellow flower and yellow pearls (available at my supply shop). The sentiment I created myself and it is available on the wall at my shop for free!

If you want to join in on the fun for this color challenge from Cuttin and Stampin head on over to their blog!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Fun single layer card

Just a quick post to share a fun single layer card I put together today. I saw a few different projects with pinwheels recently and had to play with them. So, I found a freebie on My version is simplified, but that is what I wanted. I added some buttons, dewdrops, pearls and a rhinestone (all available at my craft supply shop). The sentiment is from the Hot Air Balloon Collage from TPC Studios. Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, February 8, 2013

February Calendar Girls 2013

Welcome to our February Calendar Girls' Blog Hop. Its absolutely amazing when you do a google search the interesting facts you may find. Such a find is special and unique occassions throughout the year!!! These unique holidays are our inspiration. As Neil Sedaka sang in his song "Calendar Girls" - "February you'll be my valentine".

The hop starts with Kimberly at You won't want to miss a single calendar event!!!!

The line-up for February includes:
Kimberly - Http://
Edwina -
Janet -
Miriam -
Vicky -
Lynne -
Lucy -
Tabetha -
Jearise -

February Occasions We Wish to Share:
  • American Heart Month  Kmberly  
  • An Affair to Remember Month
  • National Cherry Month - Edwina
  • National Children's Dental Health Month -Janet

2 Ground Hog Day- Edwina
4 Thank a Mailman Day - Miriam
5 National Weatherman's Day
7 Send a Card to a Friend Day Kmberly
8 Boy Scout Day - Vicky
10 Umbrella Day - Lynne
11 Make a Friend Day - Lucy
14 Ferris Wheel Day - Janet
16 Do A Grouch a Favor Day~
17 Random Acts of Kindness Day - Miriam
20 Love Your Pet Day - Jearise
22 Walking the Dog Day~
26 Carnival Day- Tabetha
26 Tell a Fairy Tale Day
28 National Tooth Fairy Day - Lynne

We have a super sponsor this month - The Stamping Chef,, who has graciously offered 3 digis of the lucky winners choice who comment on the Design Team Blog at become a follower.

For Thank a Mailman Day I made a card for my mail lady. I used a digi that I got for free from being a fan of Fresh Brewed Designs on Facebook! I printed the digi directly on the card, colored it in with Crayola markers (cause I still can't find my Prismacolor pencils), poked a few holes to add some flowers, added some 7mm bling to each corner from my supply shop, and a Thank You stamp from Stampin' Up.

My other day was Random Acts of Kindness Day. I am in an amazing group on Facebook called Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) in which we send each other mostly cards, but sometimes other things. I thought I would make a nice card to randomly send someone in the group. Here it is:

The bracket svg I got here. The sentiment is from the Hot Air Balloon Collage set from TPC Studios. I then added a button (which I colored with ink) and a charm (attached with a brad) both from that I have received from people in the RAK group. The 7mm clear bling and the 5mm light brown bling are from my supply shop.

Your next stop along the way of the calendar is Vicky! Thanks for stopping by and mark your calendar again next month to see what Holidays to Celebrate on March 9, 2013, for the next Calendar Girls Blog Hop!