Exciting Announcement!!!

The team here at Platinum Peacock is thrilled to officially announce that we are designing cards for a new company, Creative Escape Papercrafting.com! A few months ago, we were asked if we would help creativeescapepapercrafting.com  by creating finished card possibilities for their card kits! (Trust me, there are A LOT of possibilities with this absolutely stuffed kit. We have sketched designs already! More on items included in the Summer Blossoms Card Kit below or copy/paste the link, http://creativeescapepapercrafting.com/  if you wish to see papers, stamps, dies, specialty paper, sequin/shaker mix, twine, and more!) It’s a great opportunity to help a unique company. Their goal is to provide value with items they have tested for quality, while using as many American products as possible! Their approach is very different to card kits:  The kits are designed to take you from one theme or season/time and help you transition into the next. For instance, they have a full stamp set with words and pretty images and added a mum stamp, which has a little greeting with it and extra paper. So, we loved that as crafters; you’re getting a lot for your money! Oh and they have stamping/coloring kits they are shipping at no additional cost if you purchase the Summer Blossoms Card Kit at the same time! LOVE THAT!!!! Btw, if you’re wondering, they DO ship to Canada AND the U.K.! Let’s be honest, not everyone can afford a lot of crafting items each month, so you can get a stamp/coloring kit alone with 3 types of paper to hit the ground running with anything you have on hand or prefer to use to color!

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Some of the goodies

The kit is STUFFED with goodies! If any of you have seen any unboxing videos, you know I am honest and a bit picky about crafting items in a kit, like the weight of the cardstock. This kit did NOT disappoint – the cardstock is nice & thick. The chosen prints are double-sided for options for male and females.. There’s also gold foil paper, 6 dies, a stamp set with images and words and an additional stamp, a custom sequin/shaker mix, 3 different twine/jute and that’s not even everything!

 

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They also have fun, budget-friendly coloring kits that come with 3 types of paper: watercolor, specialty paper for use with alcohol markers and paper for colored pencils, stamping, techniques, etc.!

WINNERS

Ok, my lap top was moody & I wanted to ensure there weren’t last minute entries. SO WE ARE DOING 3 WINNERS FOR being late to draw! Many apologies! I put names on paper and hand drew the winners so my friends in the UK can see:

1st WINNER of Oxide Ink Set: Ricaura Creations

2nd place: Julie Hutchinson Meyer

3rd Place Lisa Lady…… Please e mail platinumpeacock.blog with your full name & address! Thank you all for your patience & understanding!

Customizing A Card Kit

This card won’t shock many from the Love from Lizi Facebook Group/family but I have realized that some people think card kits limit your “options”. I would argue otherwise and will also dive into this a bit further. The best advice I can give to anyone: LOOK at everything as tools and options. Who puts “limits” on something YOU have the pleasure of creating from start to finish. If you draw inspiration from blogs, YouTube, Pinterest, or a museum: GREAT! Use all of that creativity and pour it into your cards! That makes it your own spin from a design. Don’t beat yourself up if you need to refer to the outlets for inspiration or a boost when you need to make a card for an occasion. The great YouTube channels created for showcasing the ideas of Jennifer McGuire and K. Warner Designs, for example give thousands of people different ideas. That’s the intent of having a blog & YouTube channel. A cheerful encouraging card tutorial is below. Stay crafty, my friends! ***GIVEAWAY WILL BE DRAWN TOMORROW AND AN ANNOUNCEMENT!!!***

Reminder about how to Subscribe to Enter the Distressed Oxide Giveaway

We’ve had some questions on how to enter our Distressed Oxide giveaway.  Here’s a quick explanation: 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.

The contest ends on 8/2/17 so enter soon for a chance to win.  Good luck to those who have already entered!

Win: Sold Out May 2017 Love From Lizi Kit!

If you are having issues subscribing to anything, this will hopefully help! OUR GIVEAWAY IS FOR DIOXIDE INKS this time!!! Enjoy! We’ll draw a winner in few days and announce it here on the blog!!! THIS IS NOT our only giveaway… OR only OXIDE giveaway. We get some questions are happy to answer anything we can but you must subscribe here to the blog & YouTube, if you subscribe to both already, then please leave a comment. That’s all you have to do! We appreciate each and every one of you!

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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…

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Distress Ink Dioxide Giveaway *FOR LFL Members*! Multiple Dioxide Giveaways for EVERYONE coming August 2nd!

Finally! I don’t have to hold this in any longer! if you’d like to win some of the new Distress Ink Dioxide Pads in: Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserves, Salted Ocean, and Peacock Feathers!!! What do you have to do? It’s simple! Subscribe on YouTube and Subscribe to our blog! IF you are doing both, you may leave a comment and you’re in! Any device, phone, tablet, IPad, laptop, etc. works! Contest starts… NOW! Ends: 08/02/17 at 18:00 EST. The winner will be announced on 8/02/17 here, at 22:00 EST. Contest is open to any location since LFL fans are all over. Good Luck, everyone in the Love from Lizi Facebook Group! ~The Platinum Peacock Team that is incredibly thankful to be a part of this group!

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Updates for the Future

It’s time to plish a few things that are a bit tough & some good things, too. This was a very difficult decision to make, however, necessary. We are officially stepping away as Guest Designers for Love from Lizi.com. Why? Well, for the best reason: more time for family. Life can change in a second. Unfortunately, that has happened to someone very dear to us! If you’ve noticed we haven’t been posting or publishing much, you are correct. We took a bit of time off but now we’re back! 🙂

We refuse to settle on quality when it comes to our project(s). That would NOT be fair to you or Ms. Lizi, the creator and owner of LovefromLizi.com. Thankfully, she has been very understanding of the situation!  So, we are doing a final run-thru of cards for Love from Lizi using the July kit as soon as we can. We are absolutely still active on the Love from Lizi Facebook group/community. We’ll continue to post creations on Facebook, Google, Instagram, twitter and the blog. Currently on YouTube & right here on the blog are 2 videos: an unboxing video and a 3 minute video about assembling/starting Chameleon alcohol markers. Plus, this weekend we’ll have info on Distress Ink Dioxide GiveawayS and a new project. Stay crafty & feisty my friends! ~The Team at Platinum Peacock

 

Quick & Easy Chameleon Pen Demo

Hello everyone! I had the camera rolling to do an unboxing & I realized had NOT done a proper tutorial for the included Chameleon Pen! So, we’re going to change that right now! They are easy to use however, being a new kind of alcohol marker, they are an investment. So, it’s worth a few minutes to know how they work, how to store them properly & how to put the pen together! That way, you can get to the good part: having fun coloring with the pen/pens! They really are nice to just zone out & have fun without the guesswork of shading! If you have other shades of Chameleons, I recommend coloring in circular pattern on an obeject, like a flower. (Going around the image instead of just moving up and down an image.) That way, the shading is more uniform since your coloring depends on how long you fuse. Stay crafty, my friends! ENJOY:

 

 

 

10 Cards, 1 Kit full of Gratitude

We have the luxury of utilizing the card kits from Love from Lizi, so we decided to create cards for military members & veterans. Unfortunately, this series has been met with mixed reviews on social media. We strongly believe in giving back at Platinum Peacock so we have no regrets. 🙂 If you’re interested, resources to send a card or letter to America’s Finest are listed in the previous blog postHowever, we do not want to make anyone feel pressured!!!) Stay crafty, my friends!

Love from Lizi Unboxing: Doing more with your creative time

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