Friday, January 24, 2014

Seriously? for Pinque Peacock and Friends With Flair


It's Friday, and time for a product spotlight at Pinque Peacock. I'm spotlighting the large fabric buttons.  They're big, they're bold, and they're beautiful.  I was given two of them to work with to showcase today.  Both of them are so pretty all by themselves.




These 1 1/2 inch buttons work so well for 3D projects because of their size.  Here's what I created with the Pink Snakeskin button:




This cute little heart-shaped box was cut out on my Silhouette. I found the shape in the Silhouette Online Store. It's by Snapdragon Snippets.  I made a floral ribbon to support the button from 3 Girl JAM Tuxedo Black crinkle ribbon from the Celebrations Bundle.
Here's another view:


I had a great time with the Summer Safari 1.5 inch button.  I made another box.  This one, I cut out on my Cricut, using the Cricut Artiste cartridge:


Isn't that owl just the cutest?  This is Bernie, a Unity Stamp Company Itty Bitty. I colored him with Copic markers, then used some Stickles glitter glue on his hat and a Viva Decor Pearl pen on the snow on the branches. The paper is a retired paper from Close To My Heart, but I thought it was the perfect match for this Summer Safari button.  The ribbon is once again 3 Girl JAM.  I used Cherry Lipstick from the Pink & White Bundle.
And, another view of the button, owl, and box...


I love these buttons! There's a great variety of them in the Pinque Peacock shop.  Check them out and see where your creativity takes YOU!

I also want to share a few pictures from last Saturday.  My husband and I were on the Northern-most tip of Wisconsin, at the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore.  These are ice caves, formed by the waves of Lake Superior and sandstone cliffs.
 We had a perfect day for our adventure -- blue sky, no wind, and 17 degrees.  It doesn't get better than that in January in Wisconsin!
 We weren't the only ones that hiked 2 miles across frozen Lake Superior to reach the caves.  There were probably over 1000 people there that day.
 I think a troll or hobbit lives in this cave!
My very strong husband had to hold up that icicle or the whole side of the cliff would have fallen down.  Good thing he was there!
I shared a few different pictures in yesterday's post, and I'm saving a few more for Monday's post.  I hope you enjoyed them.  It's a very beautiful, unique experience.

28 comments:

  1. Love those fabric coated buttons - so colourful. Wow your snow scenes are amazing. Stunning photography.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  2. Julie both boxes are cute. I love that sweet owl "seriously" I do. LOL And wow you have great pictures. Do you Scrapbook, PL or Smash? These pictures would be nice in either one.

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  3. Julie, your boxes are adorable!!! Love that owl - he looks like I must when I get up and see the current temperature (and I'm also thinking, "seriously??") LOL! Great pictures!! Looks like a beautiful day. Enjoy your weekend!

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  4. Julie, your color choices for that owl paired with that safari button are absolutely perfect. I've never seen anything like those ice caves...amazing.

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  5. These large buttons are great. It's good to have something that will coordinate and match the size of your larger projects. Both boxes are beautiful The pink box is gorgeous and the owl is darling. The icicles are amazing. We're having 0 degree weather so we could end up with something somewhat like them. Just as soon pass on the idea though. thanks for sharing.

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  6. Your boxes are super cute! I love the adorable owl! The buttons are fabulous! Love it!
    Wow, great pics again....I can't wait to go there! TFS!!
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  7. Love your treat/gift boxes Julie. Terrific coloring on that adorable owl and I adore the Tuxedo Ribbon behind the Snakeskin button!!!
    Lol...yes, good thing he was there. Wonderful images of such a fabulous sight!

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  8. The treat boxes are so cute. Love the owl. Thanks for sharing the photos of your hike.

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  9. Great treat boxes to showcase the buttons and Unity stamps. Fun.

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  10. Julie, love the cute boxes and ways you used your Unity!
    What a great place to visit. I've wanted to go to the Apostle islands in the summer but had no idea it was so beautiful here in the winter!

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  11. Really nice creations Julie. Lovely embellishment for them too. And those photos are amazing. Bet that was fun exploring in such a beautiful setting.

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  12. Amazing pictures!!! The boxes are great!

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  13. Very cool projects and love little Bernie's coloring! I love your photos....so amazing and beautiful!

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  14. Cute gift box! Love those large buttons! Your pictures are amazing, how beautiful! I would have loved to see it in person!

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  15. Seriously? Yes…seriously cute! Loved both of those little boxes, how ADORABLE! The buttons looked great on both projects, but that little owl image just cracked me right up. Thanks for sharing your fabulous…beautiful….COLD photos! Have a warm and crafty weekend sweet friend!

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  16. The boxes are wonderful! i love the owl one. The photos are amazing but definitely not where I would ever want to go. Too COLD ;)

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  17. The box with the owl is too cute!! :) and the snow caves... WOAH!!!! it looks like you're in north pole!

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  18. That owl is so cute, love the pictures but hate the cold brr

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  19. I love these!! The boxes are really cute, the owl is my favorite! The FCB just pop on these projects! Amazing ice photos! What a fun trip

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  20. Both of those boxes are just adorable! Love the use of the buttons and that cute little owl :) Your pictures are outstanding!! Love the beauty of them...but, glad it wasn't me out in all that cold brrrrr. :)

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  21. What adorable little boxes and the buttons were perfect embellishments. Thank you for sharing.

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  22. Love Bernie and on the bag! Adorable! Thanks for sharing those amazing photos of the ice caves - wow! What an incredible place!

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  23. Nice projects and impressive photos. It is warm at home so seeing that is impressive for me.

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  24. What adorable buttons and gift boxes, that owl is so cute and what amazing photos of your recent adventure to the ice caves. xx

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  25. Your projects are Awesome, Julie!! Love how well the fabric buttons go with them. I have to say it again, the photos are Amazing!! {hugs}

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  26. Love your boxes and the use of the buttons! I want to make a box like this now!

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