Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Waltzing Mouse Challenge

Good Morning All:

Below is my submission for this week's WMS Challenge:

My Interpretation

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Monday, July 26, 2010

A Truck Load

Good Morning All:

Happy Monday! This past weekend I used new stamps, old stamps, and even a borrowed stamp. I got together with a few friends on Friday night to do a little cardmaking. Thanks Renee, Kisha, Heather, and Cynthia!!!! I had a good time and I hope you did as well.

I made so many cards this past weekend. I don't remember whether or not this card was for a challenged. I haven't used this stamp in a long time, so it was fun creating with it again. I can't tell you who I purchased the stamp from, but I can tell you, the gifts, the party hat, and all the other items stuffed in the trunk are from There She Goes Stamps and the sentiment is from Stampin Up. The DP is made by Bo Bunny. It's one of those stamps that can be used for any occassion. Don't be surprised if you see something simular at Christmas time.

I hope you discovered something that made you smile, caused you to take a second glance and/or inspired you in some way. Thanks for visiting The Peddler's Gallery and have a wonderful day!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Give Thanks


Okay, I know what I said, but in all fairness, I did say 'I Think' I made a card for PDCC Challenge. I loved what we were given to work with this week. I just wished I had started a little sooner than later. Below is what we were given to work with.

Aren't the colors terrific?

...and this is what a came up with--a wreath for Thanksgiving.
Thanks for stopping by the gallery.

Worth Rav'in Over

Last One, I Promise...I Think

I don't know whether I mentioned I am a Balltimore Ravens football fan. I have been every since they arrived in town. When I discovered the team's colors included the color purple, I fell in love with the team and immediately wanted to learn what the game was all about.

The Ravens have already begun practicing for the upcoming season. My lil' man and I try to make it out to one or two practice sessions before the season gets under way. So, this weekend in honor of the Baltimore Ravens, I decided to get out my purple and black inks and came up with this card.

My photo did not come out as nice as I hoped it would. No pun intended, but you get the picture. :)

I used Tim Holtz's Spooky Stuff  Halloween stamp set in combination with Memory Box Stamp Distress Crows. I baptised the crows to be ravens and embossed them in purple and black powders.  Since yellow complete the team's tri color, I sponged yellow-golden ink in the background. I added some coordinating ribbon and adhered to white cardstock I added the caption after the photo was taken. It reads:  Your Birthday Is Worth Rav'in Over.

I hope you discovered something that inspired you. Thanks for visiting The Peddler's Gallery.

For My BFF

It's Me Again:

This is yet another card I submitted for yet another challenge. This time the card is for Moxie FAB World. I thought about posting a few of my cards later this week, but I didn't want to take the chance of forgetting and possibly missing the deadline. Beside, I thought about all the things that I need to take care of this week. So, I convinced myself to complete what it was I had already started. So, if I find some time to post during the week, that will be find also.

Like I sad, this challenge is a Moxie FAB World Challenge and below are the colors I had to work with.

Sneak Peak

Birds's Eye View
What do you think about the ribbon I selected? I purchased lots of this ribbon in Hagerstown, MD about three years ago for a project I was woring on. If you look closely you'll see there are find lines of orange lines in the ribbon.  I love the ribbon and the card and I hope you do too.
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Cupcakes Anyone???

Hello Everyone:

Top of the week to YOU. I hope you have had a wonder weeked. I did! I did what I like doing most in my spare time. I have been working on building up my birthday card stash. I have a lot of personal cards to send during the month of August. To tell you the truth, I wasn't even focus on those. :) 

The first card I want to share with you is a card I have submitted for the MoJo Monday Challenge. If you have time, leave me a message and let me know what you think about my Cupcake card.

Below is the sketch I had to work with.

This is what I came up with.....

Thanks for visiting The Peddler's Gallery. I hope you may find something here that you like and/or that may have inspired you. If you have, feel free to leave a comment to let me know.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Did You Hear What I Said...Not A Crumb

Good Morning Fellow Bloggers:

I wanted to participate in this week's Scrapmaster's Challenge. Of all weeks I decided to participate, I quickly learn I am without the color 'Crumb Cake' in my paper and/or ink stash. So, I do the next best thing--use what I have and make a note to myself to purchase that color. This is the platte we had to work from.

...and this is what I created from what I had on hand...
If you take a closer look, you will find a color simular to
'Crumb Cake' in the background and in the ribbon.


Thanks for stopping by The Peddler's Gallery.
Feel free to leave a message to let me know you were here.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

New Challenge

Hello All:

Lets get right to it--This was yet another challenging challenge over at WMS. I can't even say I had something pictured. Well, actually it seemed as though everything I pictured the WMS DT had already made. :) Does that ever happen to anyone else out there or is that just little ol' me? Not only that, then there was my color choice. In one lighting it really looked good. Then I took the photograph of the card and the camera saw something totally different. Go figure. Nevertheless, thanks WMS DT for the challenge.

This is what we had to work from....

This is my submission

I'm not sure whether you notice; however,
there are three levels to the corner circle

Thanks for visiting The Peddler's Gallery.
Feel free to leave a message to let me know that you dropped by.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

You're My Cup of Tea

Good Morning Everyone:

It feels like it's been a while since I last blog. I wanted to share a card with you that I created for this weeks PDCC. I found it to be a little more diffficult than it was. I mean my favor colors were a part of the color challenge. In my case, that was probably the problem. Well, in any case, if writers can get writer's block, card creators can too. Below is my submittion.

It was difficult to capture this card in a photo.
I embossed a transparency; raised the face using dimenissionals
Insert:  Every since we were little girls, you've been my cup of tea.
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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Christmas In July


Hello Again Good People:

Great News!!! My stamps from Waltzing Mouse arrived today. I just assumed they would not be delivered until Satuday. Just a little mental game I was playing with myself to offset any disappointment. I guess you can say, 'I fooled myself.' Today of all days I did not come home immediately after work. Instead my side-kick (my 11 year old) drove out to Eldersberg. As you may already know my sister's birthday was earlier this week. Well, we decided to meet tomorrow morning to give her gift and card. This evening I purchased the gift. By the time I got home it was well after nine and I was tired...that is until I noticed my package. I got some life from somewhere and managed to pull this card together with approximately four minutes to spare. This is my first challenge entry using WMS. Well, what do you think of my lickdy-split card?

Close Up View

After stamping the image, I embossed it using my Cuttlebug. I feathered the sides before applying my dimenssionals. I wanted the image to bow forward as if the words of appreciation were going to leap off of the card. I think the green silk ribbon I selected was perfect. I ruffled the ribbon before adoring it with white pearls. The pearls in the second photo appear to be green, when they are actually white. (I didn't notice the difference in the colors until I posted and although I had four minutes to spare--there wasn't enough time.) I managed to make a bow, found a brad. And, there you have it! I loved what I was able to do with this card with such a short window. I think I suprised myself.

Thanks for taking time to view my update.

Happy Hellos Good People:

I have to admit, I held off on my submission to the Waltzing Mouse Challenge. I was hopeful that my first WMS order would have arrived yesterday. Deep down I knew my order would not arrive in time for this week's challenge. I was just trying to be optimistic--you know keep hope alive. So, when I arrived home from work to and discover, there was nothing from WMS, I wasn't too disappointment. Hopefully, I'll have something to share with you from WMS this time next week.

My gears shifted and I was feeling a little like Christmas, So, I pulled out the beautiful green ribbon  I recently purchased in Montreal and used my favorite Christmas, Easter, Halloween, Valentines, Thanksgiving, etc. color (PURPLE) to center around that beautiful green ribbon. Below is this week's sketch provided by WMS:

...and this is what I came up with.

Remembering the 2010 Blizzard, I applied snowflakes with Versamark; created a wreath using the ruffled ribbon; added a little purple bling; and topped the bow off with a holiday sentiment. I love the purple cardinal perched against the wording. I added a little glitz to him as well. I applied a little shimmer to my card to finish my card off. I hope I didn't over kill by using too much ribbon. I love ribbon. I actually used four different ribbons to create this card. I hope you like. Thanks for stopping by The Peddler's Gallery.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Another Challenge

Good Morning Everyone:

Brevity is not one of my stronger points; however, I do plan to make this post as brief as possible. I am entering this card into the Mojo Monday Challenge. I started off with one idea in mind and came up with my submission. You be the judge.  Below is the challenge sketch....

   ....and this is what I came up with

I cut three squares using my Nestabilities and one open window to achieve
the look of four squares. Well, what do you think?
Thanks for stopping by The Peddler's Gallery.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

I'm Celebrating a Birthday Today

Good Morning Good People:

Happy Tuesday!!! I'm celebrating a birthday today. That is I'm celebrating my sister's forty-something birthday. I picked up this stamp in Canada; however, when I first saw it on-line, I immediately thought of my sister and how this would be a great card using the Execubella stamp by Stamping Bella for a birthday card. My sister epitomises the term 'High Powered Executive.' Just to give you an idea, every now and then I feel as though I have to call and remind her to take a smoke break. No, I'm just kidding. She doesn't and never has been a smoker. My telephones calls are just to remind her to take a break or go to lunch--something on those lines. :)

Thanks for taking the time to stop by The Peddler's Gallery.

Monday, July 12, 2010

OMG!!! I Won!!!

Happy Hellos Good People:

I received a wonderful surprise this morning and I want to share it with you. You probably never experienced this before, but I have. I bet you never entered a contest and not expect to win. Right. You probably won too. While visiting Julie's Open Window, I entered her one year anniversary give-a-way and I won the blog candy grand prize. I felt like a Tootsie Roll. I was shocked, surprised, elated, over joyed, and the list continued on a little while long.Thanks so much Julie!!! Although, the contest is over stop by Julie's Open Window to wish Julie well on her first year of blogging and to check out the wonderful things she has and the inspiration one can draw from. Below is a snapshot of all the wonderful goodies I won and my winning entry submission. I can't wait until my package arrives in the mail.

Don't know whether you noticed--I did. We have a new Follower. I just wanted to officially welcome Renee to The Peddler's Gallery.

Lastly, I like to think that I have save the best for the very end. I do have a card I want to share with you. I thought I would have participated in a few other challenges this week; however, time got the best of me. So, I am actually working on this week's challenges.  There's one challenge I am ready to jump right into; however, I am waiting on my package from WMS. It's on its way and I am so excited. I can hardly wait until it arrives. So, I'm giving the WMS challenge a few more days before I participate in the hopes I can use some of my new stamp sets. In the interim, I made this card...

Sneak Peak

And here it is. Hope you like it.
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Sunday, July 11, 2010


Hello Good People:

I hope your week has started off on a high. I have quite a few challenges that I would like to post before it gets too late. This card is an entry for the PDCC. Below are the colors that were provided for the challenge...

...nice, aren't they...and this is what I managed to come up with.....

I used one of the many ribbons I purchased at Scrapbook Centrale in Montreal as well as the papers.

Every lady should have an opportunity to be Queen at least one day out of the year--especially on her birthday or whatever day she decided to rein. I hope you like my card and I hope it has caused you to smile or perhaps inspired you in some way. Thanks for stopping by The Peddler's Gallery!!!

Friday, July 9, 2010

For Her 50th Birthday

Hello Good People:

Its been a while since my last post. Actually, it feels like its been forever. I returned from Montreal a couple of days ago. I was ready--pumped up--and inspired to begin making cards using my new goodies I purchased at Scrapbook Centrale. That's understandable. Right??? So, I thought too. Then the Baltimore heatwave knocked me off my feet and just like ice, I was frozen. I couldn't do anything. I couldn't make a card because I couldn't think of anything, but the heat. I was able to visit several blogs. Boy, did I learn alot and when I wasn't learning, I was inspired. So thank you, thank you, thank you to my fellow bloggers. I'll have to share my challenge cards with you later on this evening; however,  I wanted to share a card I made for a lady that will celebrate her 50th birthday this weekend. Hope you like it.

I like the idea of the number 50 being translucent-there, but not there. Originally Prima flowers were an off-white. I colored them with two shades of blue using my COPICS and two different shade of blue glitter from MS. I also embossed the background cardstock with a floral scene. 
I only wish you could see it in person

The insert reads: But there's something about the one we call 50 that feels extra-special...
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Saturday, July 3, 2010

I Found Another Place to Shop

Hello Everyone:

Perhaps I should say, "Bonjour." I haven't had much time to blog. I have been enjoying my vacation too much to do so. I'm having a wonderful time at the Jazz Festival in Montreal, Canada with my family--great music, terriffic food, lots of shopping, beautiful culture. What more could anyone ask for? Well, if you must know, I did ask. I asked, 'Where's the nearest cardmaking/scrapping store?'  I couldn't come this far and not ask. That's like taking a road trip from the north to the south and not stopping at  one or more Cracker Barrels, or  Wal Marts or a dollar stores along the way. I actually asked Emily from Stamping Bella. She recommend Scrapbook Centrale--a wonderful store on the west isle of Montreal.  I found some wonderful goodies. since Stamping Bella is Canadian, I went in search of, what else...Bella stamps and I found a few. Hopefully, you'll get to see what stamps I purchased in a couple of days. I feel like a kid at Christmas. I can't wait to play with my new toys. :) I also found a little bling (at 40% off), some nice papers too, but I think my favorite discovery was my beautiful ribbons.

To begin, I met the owner of Scrapbook Centrale and a new friend.

I found a few papers I haven't seen (or at least all the coordinating papers)
in stores I frequent. Some are for cardmaking and some for scrapbooking.

I'm not sure whether the picture captures the true colors
of the ribbons, but they are simply beautiful in person.

Thanks for stopping by The Peddler's Gallery.

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