Thursday, May 30

"Believe" you can....and YOU SHALL!

Happy Day Sweet Blends

I am happy to be celebrating with sweet Nupur for her Blogaversary.
Nupur's Blog is called Down the Memory Lane
and you can also find her on Facebook, too.
Down the Memory Lane Facebook Fan Page

Nupur has such a keen eye for creative detail and is one of the sweetest girls ever.   Her style of crafting has opened my eye to so much more than I am used to and I adore all the alluring colors she uses in her projects.  I am super proud that she joined the Pinque Peacock Artists and Creators and she has been
such a valuable asset to the Team.  It has been a pleasure getting to know her better
and I look forward to our continued Friendship.

I want to take a moment to say
HAPPY BLOGAVERSARY
and Wish Nupur
The BEST of Luck and May ALL Her Dreams Come True

Another thing that is special to me, is visiting Nupur's blog and reading the wonderful inspirational quotes she shares regularly.  Here is the fabulous Down The Memory Lane Mission Statement - - - -

Down the Memory Lane.
“Design and creativity is the fundamental soul of a human made creation that ends up expressing in form of successive products.” Is what I believe in. This venture is all about my passion for creativity. Having studied visual arts at Ecole Mondiale World School I developed a passion for arts and then . . .

I really love how the statement really has no ending.  I think it is wonderful that she sees her journey continuing on and is waiting for the next step in her journey!

********************

Today I have created an altered notebook.


Here is a picture of what I gathered to start my project . . .


Of course, you may see a few items on my finished project that I added after taking the above picture!  I love that about crafting, too.  If you are finished, but feel unsatisfied, there are so many items and embellishments to choose from in the Craft World to make your Creations MAGNIFIQUE'!

The only requirement Nupur suggested when asking her friends to help her celebrate, was that they create anything that makes them happy.  So, I thought a lot about things that make me happy (in my crafting mind)!


I love the color purple.
I fancy peacocks (who knew, right?).


I adore layers,
embossing folders and powders,
and distressing paper in a variety of ways,
I personally think, my style tends to be
more along the lines of
MODERN
meets
VINTAGE
mixed with
SHABBY CHIC.


I enjoy playing with stamps, chipboard, patterns, and punches!

And, who can forget the Pinque Peacock Goodies - YUMMY!

Here are some of the items I used from the Pinque Peacock Shop

Purple Chunky Chevron - Layered Garden Beauty

1.5" Purple Snakeskin - Fabric Covered Button

Large Purple and White - Felt Poppers

Thank You Nupur for asking me to join you during your celebration!
Love and Hugs to you Sweet Blend!

Remember to
Keep Crafting,
Because
♫ CRAFTING ♫
♫ ROCKS ♫
\m/-_-\m/
:O) Jessica

Saturday, May 25

~ ~ Blogaversary Desert Hop with Tara at CDD ~ ~


Today we are celebrating with Tara over at Craftin Desert Divas
 for her very first BLOGOVERSARY!!!


If you just happened to have stumbled upon my blog, please start at 
Craftin Desert Divas so you don't miss out on a thing. If you have arrived from Carri - DoubleClick - AKA Abusybee - then you are in the right spot. 

This is a "Desert" Diva Celebration!!

Here is the project I have created for this hop...
I used a lot of different lines of paper and card stock for this card today.  I wanted to achieve mimicking some of the wonderful colors of Sweet Tara's (Original) Blog Design along with mixing in the Desert Theme for her Blogaversary Celebration.
I will forever remember connecting and loving her PURPLE TONED BLOG!!!!


HAPPY BLOGAVERSARY TARA DARLING!
It has been a true joy and a pleasure connecting with you
and I adore your fabulous style when you create
as well as your sweet, loving, personality when we chat.
You are an amazing Blend and I hope that you have much
success on your creative path!
HUGS :)

 A few details on my project
 
These small flowers are Felt Poppers from Pinque Peacock

Embossing folders:  Darice, Cuttlebug, and Sizzix 
(Reptile, Argyle, Swirls, and Peacock Feather)
Ink - Rubber Stampede and Dew Drops
(Purple and Starlight Silver)
Paper and Card Stock:
Co'ordinations Whitewash Collection
Others from stash

Let's Party Sentiment, Party Hat and Whistle: 
Cricut Cartridge-Create a Critter 2
Twine: Twinery (Pom Pom making Tutorial HERE)
DESERT half dome and Cactus:
Cricut Cartridge-Destinations

Distressed Edges: TH Distressing Tool
Sentiment Stamps: Crafty Sprouts - Besties for Life
We have blog candy for those who are a follower of Craftin Desert Divas and leave a comment on every stop of the hop! Winners will be announced Tuesday May 28th at Craftin Desert Divas!





$20 Giftcard to their store

$10. CTHM Giftcard

$15. Giftcard to their store

The next stop is the talented Migdaldia who has a wonderful Desert Themed Project to share with you and you are sure to enjoy peeking at.

Here's the complete line up in case you get lost along the way.



Remember 
to 
Keep Crafting, 
Because 
♫ CRAFTING ♫ 
♫ ROCKS ♫ 
\m/-_-\m/
:O) Jessica

Tuesday, May 21

~THANK YOU~ Use a Digi and Ribbon - 3 Girl JAM Challenge

HELLO Sweet Blends
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
I  have lists upon lists in front of me at all times.  One would think, I would be "On The Ball" a little more than I was today.  I inadvertently missed my scheduled posting day at the 3 Girl JAM Challenge Blog.
OOPSIE DAISY!
Thank goodness Julie doesn't like to see head's roll, because mine would have went for one heck of ride!
My apologies for missing my deadline.

The UP SIDE to my Blunder?
I was forced to stop everything I was doing and make some time to play in my craftroom!!

A midst all the exciting things that are in full swing with the Pinque Peacock Blog and the Pinque Peacock Shop, my crafting time for fun is few and far between.  So, I am thankful for the "push" of motivation Julie offered me to post for 3 Girl JAM today.

3 Girl JAM Challenges

The current 3 Girl JAM Challenge is to
Use a Digi and some Ribbon


Sassy Studio Designs is a Prize Sponsor
~~~the winner will get 4 digis of their choice from Sassy Studio Designs
and
a gift certificate for $10...wowza...to shop at 3 Girl JAM~~~
This challenge will end on May 23rd

I have had this wonderful Digital Coloring Page from an artist I admire a lot.  It is called "Sapphire Night" by Carissa Rose Art.  She is so talented and self taught.  Quite an inspiration for any Newbie Artist that is trying their hand at dabbling in new forms of expression.  I happen to be lucky enough to own one of her Original Pieces along with some new Prints that I just recently added to my collection.
So, my card is a Tribute "Thank You" to Carissa, to let her know, Her Art makes me quite Happy!

I printed the image on kraft cardstock and colored it using my Prisma Color Pencils.  I fussy cut around the edge to give the image more depth against the background of Gold (Co'ordinations Pearls) and Purple (from my stash) card stock.  I used a corner punch on the purple mat.  I used my Peacock feather Embossing Folder on the gold mat.  Another hand punch to place behind my small flower and a corner punch on the sentiment tag.  Sentiment is by Unity Stamp Co. (inked and heat embossed).

The large and small flowers on my card are Elegant Florals which I have handmade using the Ever So WONDERFUL 3 Girl JAM Crinkle Ribbon.
 The large flower is a Loop de Loop using Gold Crown and Dress White.

The small flower is a Pleated Petal using Sterling Silver.  I simply added a bit of Purple and Gold Ink to distress the ribbon a bit.  This ribbon has so many possibilities.  It really is a MUST HAVE for your Crafty Stash.  A little bit goes a long way, but I must warn you - IT'S SO DELIGHTFUL, many have been known to become Addicted!  Just Sayin'  LOL

These Handmade Elegant Florals, and MANY MORE embellishments for crafting, are available for purchase in the Pinque Peacock Shop - HERE!

I also added a little extra flair for her Already Dazzling Hairstyle.  I added a 3/4" flat back Peacock Silk (how could I not?) Fabric Covered Button which can also be purchased at the Pinque Peacock Shop.


LINK UP YOUR PROJECT TODAY






I hope you feel inspired by my card today!

Keep Crafting
Because
Crafting
Rocks
\m/-_-\m/
~Jessica B.

Friday, May 10

"Shades of Summer" Blog Hop ~ Pinque Peacock May Release


~~~~ Click HERE for the 300 Blog Follower Giveaway ~~~~

Hello to all of our Pretty Little Peacocks

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

PPmayrelease

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.

!!!!Now, let's talk about the
BLOG HOP PRIZE!!!!
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.


I wanted to create a Fun and Vibrant Mother's Day card for my Mom!

I also used a new flower that is being introduced TODAY!!!
It is a Small Layered Garden Beauty.
Smaller than the original, but just as cute!




I used a lot of the Summer Brights Fabric Covered Buttons (3/4" flat back) on my colorful card.


I love the circles on this Susan Weckesser Card Stock.  The buttons just magically fit (and matched) perfectly!


I also placed a few of the Angel (AB Crystal) Stick Pins from the April Release behind the "Mother" Tag.


I sincerely hope you have enjoyed the Hop Today.
We will see you tomorrow for Day 2 - with more Fun Inspiration!
Then again, stop back for Day 3 - BONUS INSPIRATION!!!
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 ~ http://pinquepeacock.blogspot.com
Rhonda M. Bewley Ratliff ~ http://flowersbyrhonda.blogspot.com
Janet Royer ~ http://janetscreativeworld.blogspot.com/
Heather Flaherty ~ www.papercrafteranonymous.com
Jessica B ~ http://jessicascraftshaque.blogspot.com

*****

DAY 2 (5/11/13):

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




Remember to 
Keep Crafting, 
Because 
♫ CRAFTING ♫ 
♫ ROCKS ♫
\m/-_-\m/ 
:O) Jessica

Thursday, May 9

300 Follower Giveaway at Pinque Peacock and BLOG HOP Announcement


ARE YOU  FOLLOWING PINQUE PEACOCK YET?
If not, head over to start Following Today and Check out the 

300 Blog Follower Giveaway
Click HERE

(AWESOME PRIZE)

AND
BE
SURE
TO 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THE 
MAY New Release
"Shades of Summer"
BLOG HOP
PPmayrelease


This hop will showcase projects that have been created using some of the
MAY NEW RELEASE Products from Pinque Peacock.

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.


One winner, who has hopped all 3 days 
(Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) 
for the Pinque Peacock 
MAY New Release 
and followed the RULES 
will win this . . .

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



WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!!!


Remember 
to Keep Crafting, 
Because 
♫ CRAFTING ♫ 
♫ ROCKS ♫ 
\m/-_-\m/ 
:O) Jessica

Tuesday, May 7

~BRAVE~ with New Royal Bundle by 3 Girl JAM

HELLO Sweet Blends
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
I am so excited to be here today to share some gorgeous
NEW CRINKLE RIBBON Colors from 3 Girl JAM!!!

3 Girl JAM just released 3 NEW BUNDLES of LUSCIOUS Crinkle Ribbon . . .
If you missed them....CHECK THESE OUT!

COFFEE BUNDLE
Latte & Cream

NAVY BUNDLE
Navy Blue & Dress White

AND the Bundle I used on my Project Today . . . .

ROYAL BUNDLE
Gold Crown & Purple Passion

I started with a Kraft card base (4.25" x 4.25") and inked a Chevron Background Stamp (Christy Tomlinson - Unity  Stamp Co.) across the top.  I love pleating my Crinkle Ribbon to give a fun dimension and movement to my cards.  I decided to do one row across the top and several along the bottom.

 I inked up the BRAVE Crown Stamp (Unity  Stamp Co.) using a Galaxy Gold Dew Drop ink directly onto the background and sprinkled Gold Embossing Powder over the image.  A small shot of heat with my embossing gun, and the metallic embossing powder brings the crown to the focal center.

I added some gorgeous Rhinestone Stickers (Recollections) that I received from my Sweet Friend and "Twinnie", Teresa K, last Christmas.  Thanks Teresa! :)  I think the purple shine of the Bling pairs well with the Purple Passion and Gold Crown Ribbons.



I hope you feel inspired by my card today!

Keep Crafting
Because
Crafting
Rocks
\m/-_-\m/
~Jessica B.

Saturday, May 4

♪ ♫ ♪ ~~~HAPPY NATIONAL SCRAPBOOK DAY~~~ ♪ ♫ ♪


Pinque Peacock is CELEBRATING

So much fun is in store and we are ecstatic that you are going to be joining us. Spread the word to all your friends and let them know about the event so they, too, can play along!!!

We will be playing a FUN Scavenger Hunt Game, Product Photo Guessing Game, Hidden Image Game and maybe a few Random Games for Prizes Here or There! 
Lots of prizes are on the line and the more people who join, the BIGGER the prizes will be (see description above). 

Be on the Lookout for a few Pinque Peacock May New Release SNEAK PEEKS
You will be able to order them before they even HIT THE STORE just for PLAYING with Pinque Peacock today! 

And don't forget, now would be an AMAZING time to place an order with the spectacular NSD Peacock Perques (15% OFF or one FREE item with every 25$ spent) PLUS + an entry into the "Past or Present Customer Giveaway"
One customer, New or Old, will WIN!!



I know this is a lot to take in, so grab your beverage of choice, start researching the Pinque Peacock FB page and Shop (to get a head start on the games) put on those Party Hats and LET'S DO THIS!!!




Join me and the FABULOUS PINQUETTES over on >>> THE EVENT PAGE <<< for a fun Scavenger Hunt*, Product Photo Guessing Game, and a Hidden Image Game . . . with prizes of course! 

The more people who play, the better the prizes will get:
up to 10 ACTIVE** players: $10 Credit to shop at Pinque Peacock 
11 to 35 - $10 credit + $5 Bead Buffet
36 to 50 - $15 credit + $10 Bead Buffet
50 to 100 - $25 credit + $10 Bead Buffet
100+ - $50 credit to Shop!

*Clues will be given in the group starting around 1:00 p.m. EST and ALL Answers to the Scavenger Hunt clues must be submitted by private message or by email at pinquepeacock@yahoo.com by the deadline (Wednesday, May 8th, 12:01 a.m. EST).

**Players must be active on >>> THE EVENT PAGE <<< at the time of the Game Start on Saturday tentatively set for 1:00 pm EST. 

***Winners of any prizes will be responsible to pay for shipping if their shopping spree exceeds any of the credit available to them. I hate to do this, but with the amount of prizes Pinque Peacock likes to give out, taking on additional shipping costs right now is a bit out of reach. 
I hope you all understand :)


Remember to 
Keep Crafting, 
Because 
♫ CRAFTING ♫ 
♫ ROCKS ♫ 
\m/-_-\m/ 
:O) Jessica

Wednesday, May 1

3 Girl JAM *NEW Color Bundles Blog Hop*!

Happy Wednesday Blends!
It is with lots of excitement that I say
Welcome to the
3 Girl JAM *NEW Color Bundles
Blog Hop*!
If you just stopped in from Abby- http://scrappin-abby.blogspot.com/, then you are right on track.  If you are just arriving here and would like to Hop Along, head to the 3 Girl JAM Blog to start hopping

Today, as you hop, you are sure to LOVE  the 3 new color bundles you will be introduced to, and you will be delighted as you see the projects shared by the talented Design Team.

We don't want to keep you in suspense any longer . . .

First up is
The Coffee Bundle:
Latte and Cream

Next we have
The Royal Bundle:
Purple Passion and Gold Crown

And finally,
The Navy Bundle:
Navy Blue and Dress White


I chose to work with the the Navy Bundle (Navy Blue and Dress White) for my card today. 
I wanted to keep to the Navy theme, not only in color, but with all the elements I could on my card.

I started with Kraft cardstock as my base.  I paper pieced the sail boat (itty bitty stamp by Unity), created a 1.5" Fabric Covered Button (by Pinque Peacock) with a cute tugboat image , and designed a scene of waves by pleating a few rows of the gorgeous, crisp new colors of Crinkle Ribbon.  The papers I used were all from the 6x6 stack Every day Moments (by Teresa Collins).  The sentiment was matted several times for a nice focal "flare" and comes from the same itty bitty I mentioned above.

Now, please do take a moment to familiarize yourself with some amazing deals being offered to you at 3 Girl JAM!

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We also have some fun new things in our store at www.3girljam.com
Have you seen our Cotton Muslin bags yet?
These are all the rage in crafts right now!

We are also now offering the option for you to create your own custom Crinkle Ribbon mini-jackpot bundles.  
We call them the "U Pick 5 Bundle ".
That's (5) two-color bundles for a total of 40 yards of fabulousness for one low price!
U Pick 5 for $20.00- Check it out HERE

And finally- now through Sunday, May 5, 2013 we are offering a 20% discount on all Crinkle Ribbon and Cotton Muslin Bag orders!
Use coupon code:
NEWCOLORS

It's giveaway time too!
One lucky follower who hops all the way through and comments on all the stops
will win a collection of the 6 new 3GJ Crinkle Ribbon Colors.
For extra chances:
Become a follower of each Design Team Members blogs and comment below that you did.
"Like" the 3 Girl JAM Facebook page and comment below that you did.

My blog is the last stop on the Hop, and I sincerely Thank You for joining us today.  Be sure to stop back over to the 3 Girl JAM Shop to SNAG SOME DEALS!



Remember 
to 
Keep Crafting, 
Because 
♫ CRAFTING ♫ 
♫ ROCKS ♫ 
\m/-_-\m/ 
:O) Jessica

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