Friday, March 8, 2013

Welcome to Pinque Peacock’s March New Release BLOG HOP

 How are all of our Pretty Little Peacocks Today?

This is our 2nd Blog Hop as a Team, and we are thankful for all of you being here!

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 March NEW RELEASE Products from Pinque Peacock.

Our March Release is full of gorgeous products that highlight the Colors of Easter and Spring.

After hopping, be sure to visit the Shop on FB to order the New Release items to beautify your Easter and Spring Craft Projects.

!!!!Now, let's talk PRIZES!!!!
One winner, who has hopped all 3 days (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) will win this . . . .

Do YOU want to WIN?  of course you do!! 

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 and 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 Monday, March 11, 8:00 a.m. EST.
The random drawing will be held during that week and announced by Friday, March 15th.
Okay, now for my project!
When Jessica sent me the items to use in this hop, I didn't know what might be coming. That's kinda scary... will I like it, will it spark some creative mojo, or ??? But never fear, always LOVE what Jessica sends. Here's the items I got in the mail.

hummm, what to do... love the purple and gold... and the angel stick pins... imagine light bulbs going off, and the sky opening and a bright light... that's how I felt when it dawned on me that Purple and Gold were my high school colors. Sooooo I decided to incorporate my Senior photo (see story) into my project! Yes, I"m that far behind in scrapbooking my life... Let me post my project then I'll tell you an interesting story, or maybe a little motivational.. and perhaps funny!
Yep, that's me! I was 17 years old! Where has all those years gone??? My Senior photos were in Sepia tone, popular at that time.. but this photo was hand painted by a Korean gentlemen while my then fiance (ex-husband now) was stationed there. He had a billfold photo with him and had this man paint my photo and he told him what he remembered the colors being. Shortly after this photo was taken, I was in an auto accident and the ER nurse shaved my hair off from the ears forward. Now back to what I used on my layout, Thickers (Jo-Ann's) for the Garfield and 1970. I had never used them but when I saw them I knew they'd give this that letter jacket kind of look.. then I picked up some purple lettering and did the Class of and Purple Eagles. The Eagle is from an Alaska sticker sheet. Of course, the stars of my layout, A gold Popper and the purple and gold buttons from Pinque Peacock. (with that print on the buttons, they'd be great on a zoo page ) The two stick pin angels, one in purple and one in gold, seemed to be perfect on this page as I am lucky that I am here today. I know I had angels all around me at the time of the accident. It happened as I left the high school one day, excited to get home and get ready for our opening basketball game and a date with my boyfriend. A teacher ran a stop sign and I hit him. Luckily for me an officer picking up his children was behind me and was able to help me and get help quickly. I had my sister and two friends in the car. They weren't hurt but I (driving) went up into the windshield, and then fell back into the seat. I had fractured both hands and forearms, hurt my knees, and had a gash across my forehead just about where that hair swirls down my right forehead. If it had been lower, I could have been blinded, higher and I could have had brain damage. (my sister thinks that verdict is still out) By the time I returned to school in January so I would graduate on time, my hair was just starting to grow in. I looked like the Weebles play thing where you could use playdough to make their hair grow.. It was a rough last few months to finish high school and no one asked me to the prom.. my boyfriend had been drafted and off to the far corners of the earth. That was during the Vietnam era but he landed in Korea. Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to continue on and take part in all the fun and give aways!
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 (3/08/13)

Mary M. ~
Jessie M. ~
Marji F. ~

DAY 2 (3/09/13)
Paula D. ~
Janet R. ~  You Are Here!
Heather F. ~

DAY 3 (3/10/13)
Rhonda R.:
An’Jenic aka AJ ~
Shelley P. ~
Kristin K. ~
Tracy ~

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

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For a Quick Reference, Here is a Full List of all the Pinquette Artists' Blogs
so you can stop in and visit :)


  1. what a story Janet!! Glad your angels were looking out for you that day!! Love the LO you made, and so perfect that your high school colors were the colors that were sent to you!! Love it!!

  2. Janet... You did a fantastic job on this layout, all of the embellies are GREAT! I have noticed that most of us who scrapbook tend to leave ourselves out when making books. It's such a nice thing to create a page that is YOU. Such a touching story... TFS! ~Donna K

  3. Love your layout and the painted senior photo is so cool!

  4. Nice janet...the angel pins and the flower jus stands out and believe u me...they look gorgeous on the layout...lovely..:D

  5. What a beautiful layout and a great story I love the Photo.. TFS <3 Heather F

  6. I love your LO! Thanks for sharing your story of your senior year! I'm sure that was something you'll never forget. I don't do too many LOs of myself.

  7. Such a fun layout and I like the painting of you. And the new Pinque Peacock buttons, flowers and pins are perfect.

  8. Oh Janet what a story! I do believe the angels were with you. The teacher must have felt terrible. What a wonderful thing for your fiance to do for you. This lay out is wonderful and I love how you used the PP products. Hugs~Mary

  9. What an amazing story Janet! You sure have had quite the life, adding this story to some of the other tales I have heard! Now, Do I agree with your sister about the verdict that is still out?? HECK NO!! I love how you took tricky colors and make such a beautiful layout!

  10. Beautiful layout! So glad that everything ended up okay in your accident and you weren't seriously hurt! Your not the only one behind on layouts lol...I still haven't scrapped my wedding photos and I have been married for 25 years hehe. So I am right there with you sister:)

    Perky Peacock

  11. beautiful layout! I loved the colors that you chose.


  12. When I opened this email this morning it was such a treat!! This page is perfect!!! And your picture is gorgeous! I can't imagine having my head shaved partially!! I always love your work!!

  13. The layout looks great. I think the poppers look awesome on it

  14. Love your layout, Janet! The flower matches the page perfectly! Thanks for sharing!


  15. Great layout. Love how the flower, buttons and angels look on your page.

  16. Love the way you used the 3 D products on a scrapbook page!!! I am all for BULKY pages ;) I love the flower and stick pin, really draws the eye to your pic!

  17. Janet what a great personal use of the DT Package!!! TY for sharing your story too!!
    DT Sister Shelley


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