It’s here, it’s here! Sketches are on paper as we were inspired to do a bit more with this kit than craft! The kit is very patriotic with different red, white and blue shades so we are going to send cards and letters to Active Duty military members and veterans, too. (Women can be overlooked while they’re deployed so there are options to spread the kindness of LFL Group!) You can drop a few cards at a VA Hospital & they’ll give it to someone not receiving a lot of support or mail. (Call ahead about their protocol as it can change for porous items.) Jen has enjoyed supporting the troops and veterans for well over a decade, so recommendations are based on personal experience & ease of use. It’s really easy to show our support with all of the tools available today! You can “adopt” someone to send letters, a few care packages (optional) to remind them that we have their backs while they serve to protect ours! If you live close to a training facility for the National Guard, a base, or USO, they are also good options to donate your time. Also, will recommend a few organizations for international outreach. Hope you join us by sending 1 card or letter!
Charities & Organizations to consider:
- AnySoldier.com (worldwide) They are a small organization with big heart! You can write 1 letter or a bunch to any military member & even
- Soldiers’ Angels: soldiersangels.org (You can “adopt” a military member from any branch, serving all over the world while they’re deployed. Or, you can join a card & crafts team that sends encouragement, thoughts and prayers, uplifting cards. A good reason to make cards! 🙂
- Honor Flight, honorflight.org Allowing the Greatest Generation to see Washington, D.C. & their monument
- the Salvation Army, salvationarmyusa.org (Veteran Affairs)
- Disabled Amarican Veterans, DAV http://www.dav.org
- Landstuhl Hospital Card Project, http://www.landstuhlhospitalcareproject.org
- No pressure, everyone!!!! We simply wanted to kick it up a notch with this kit! Cards coming soon, take care! ~The Platinum Peacock Team
(Mixed Media for Her 2) Also male friendly if you ask us!
When we decided to start a blog, we wanted it to be different. To be honest, we didn’t want to push new items constantly without trying our best to use the products in a creative way or technique(s). Crafting is a creative adventure to us, as one can always learn and discover a new craft, technique, and a world of products. In our opinion, this is why card kits are so popular. It’s really easy to move on when you have leftovers from a kit, but if you really love a kit, why not try to use it all? Enter our Nuvo Mousse watercolor technique! A damp finger dobber or make up sponge worked as our brush in this instance and watercolor paper are all you need to create this look with Nuvo mousse! You can use heavy cardstock if you don’t have watercolor paper. However, I opted to use my favorite affordable watercolor paper because I knew I’d be using multiple colors which would mean a bit more water for blending. *Another plus: the mousse allows you to build a bit of texture when you’re blending your color(s)! Win, Win! Stay Crafty, my friends! Thank you so much for your subscriptions & comments! It’s very encouraging! “Ingredients” listed below.
All Nuvo colors from top to bottom on card front: Lemon Sorbet, Indian Gold, Spring Green and Pacific Teal. Products for this card: Canson Watercolor Paper, Nuvo Broad Tip Glue Pen, matte medium, glossy accents, sanding tool from Prima, finger dobber & make up sponge, mini water bottle. Extra blue rhinestones & chipboard piece from LovefromLizi. Nuvo Mousse colors from LovefromLizi: Lemon Sorbet & Spring Green. Indian Gold & Pacific Teal were from Amazon.
Recently have been making some mixed media cards for females… To us, it seems as if mixed media has to be brown, full of gears & challenging… Well, how about a fresh approach to mixed media using a few of your favorite things? That could be colors, a die, a stamp…. We chose shimmery Nuvo Mousse (Shocking!) & to use an embossing folder for a twist. There will be another card using the same supplies with an entirely different look! ~Round 2 coming very soon & a couple things for Dad!~
Recently have been making some mixed media cards for females… To us, it seems as if mixed media has to be brown, full of gears & challenging… Well, how about a fresh approach to mixed media using a few of your favorite things? That could be colors, a die, a stamp…. We chose shimmery Nuvo Mousse (Shocking!) & to use an embossing folder for a twist. There will be another card using the same supplies with an entirely different look!
FIRST: HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND! A simple thank you never really cuts it to family & friends of those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice. But, that is what we’d like to really take this chance to do. We are thinking of you and praying for all you!!!
Yes, we really do put names in a hat and draw from it! This is so FUN but a bit tough because we wish all of you could win, frankly!
THE WINNER IS: Ms. Denise Bryant!!! Congratulations from both pf us @ Platinum Peacock!!! Please e mail us, Denise: email@example.com with your address!
Good news for those of you who would still like to enter for a chance to win a sold-out Love from Lizi May card kit. We are extending the contest until 6pm EST on 5/28. To enter just subscribe to the Platinum Peacock YouTube channel or follow this blog. Good luck to all! Stay crafty. my friends! Never tire of saying that, just don’t always have time in videos! LoL It’s always more important to us that things come across as simply and easily as possible… Even if we delete our 1st 10 cards video because there was a tiny section where the sound didn’t mute. Oh well, we lost views but made the video better by not making you jump out of your chair! So stay crafty, my friends! SO glad we draw & don’t pick the winner ourselves because it’d be too hard! 🙂
Wow, this was a fun and different (in a good way!) kit to work with! As it has been pouring down rain here in the Mid West, we’ve been crafting up a storm with ease. The May 2017 kit is really great because you don’t have to think too much! You can just craft and do as much or little as you’d like! Making more simple cards can be hard for me because I don’t want them to be too simple. (Lizi has helped me lighten up on that!) Making cards for men is a common sore spot for card makers of any kind – we’ve got you covered with ideas, videos, pics AND A GIVEWAWAY for new subscriptions to the blog &/or our YouTube Channel! (No limit per household on per entries or devices!) We’ll draw a random subscriber – a BIG THANKS to Lizi for her kindness to make this possible!!!! Check Out Our Video link or on YouTube!
Nuvo Drops Used: Sugared Almond (Included in Kit), Midnight Blue, Copper Penny and Dandelion Yellow. Embossing powder: Cool Jade
If you missed the 2017 May Kit from The Original Love from Lizi, all is not lost! The kit is honestly one of Lizi’s best with touches of vellum, blue foiling with a vintage feel. Really great for men & absolutely great for women too! We’ll link an unboxing video at the bottom of this post to show all of the goods that will come to you. Any add-on items are non applicable since they’re sold out, too! The kit is FULL of Nuvo drops, patterned papers, card bases, etc. It’s so fun that it took everything in us NOT to keep it! 🙂 ‘Tis a lot of fun to giveaway so, want to win this lovely kit, valued at 25 pounds (about 32 bucks)? SUBSCRIBE!
HOW TO WIN: Subscribe to PlatinumPeacock’s YouTube Channel (click here ) or follow our blog (click the follow button in the lower right hand corner of this screen) to enter for a chance to win. Yes, you can do both to double your chances! Contest starts 5/14/17 and ends at Midnight EST (U.S.) on 5/26/17. Let the games begin & stay crafty my friends!