Monday, November 29, 2010

CYBER Monday

Happy Hellos Everyone!!!

Or should I have greeted you with, 'Happy Cyber Monday' instead? Well, did you get a chance to take advantage of the all the cyber sales that were going on? I don't know about you, but my Blackberry was beeping off-the-hook all day long. Periodically, I would take a glance here or there throughout the day. I mean, I was curious as to what hot buys were out there. Not that I had any hot money to go along with the buys, but  nervertheless, I was inquisitive. To my suprise, I didn't find as many bargins as I thought I would. Did you find any 'can't pass up' type of cyber bargins?

Well, I didn't want this day to go by without sharing my lasted card with you. I had an opportunity to put this card together before leaving for the Baltimore Ravens game on Sunday afternoon. There was a little extra time in my schedule since the 1 PM  game was now the 4 PM. So, I took advantage of my time.

Aside from using a small Christmas tree stamp (I'm recieved from a friend years ago) and JustRite on this card, I used the same products that I have used on the last three cards I posted, so I did not list them in this post. Well what do you think?

Now, I hope I'm not boring you; however, once again I decided to use the Jovial Line from Basic Grey. It appears as though I just can't get enough of this line. Which suprises me, since I'm a purple kinda girl. Not to worry, I figure it will be all over in a couple of weeks or a lot sooner if my scrapping store sells out. I'll try my best to do something different for the next posting--but don't hold me to it :) I love when I can discover something new in something that I've used previously or considered old. Don't you?

Well thanks for stopping by The Peddler's Gallery. You know you're always welcome.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Tell Me What U Think

Happy Hellos Everyone:

This evening, I sat down at my craft table to work on my lastest holiday card and as I began to create a few thoughts came to me. I began wondering whether or not to use the traditional colors of the season--red & green verses my traditional colors purple & green. Then I thought, I've already used both, so perhaps I should try another color combination. From there I began to second guess the layout and the embellishments, and so forth. Needless to say, I completed the card, but that brings me to the one or two questions I have for you. How often do you second guess/hesitate when it comes to making cards or scrapbooking? Or, do you use layouts from others? What's your favorite colors and/or theme to use when creating holiday cards?

If you're wondering how I accomplished this effect or what I used--well, wonder no more. The cardstocks I used is Cherry Cobbler & Crumb Cake from SU; DP is Jovial from Basic Grey; Ribbon is from Prairie Bird Boutique; Spellbinders Nestabilities--Labels Four; the sentiment is First Gift stamp from Stampendous; vintage pin from Maya Road; and Tim Holtz distressing inks.

I hope you enjoy what's left of your holiday. Thanks for stopping by The Peddler's Gallery and come back real soon.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Blog Give-A-Ways

Happy Hellos Everyone:

I just have a couple things I wanted to let  you in on. First up...

SOC Blog Challenge & First GIVE-A-WAY

It's time for the first ever Scraps of Color Magazine Giveaway and it's just the first of many!  Woohoo!
But hurry, you must update your blog and post your comment by Sunday, November 28, 2010, 11:59est to be eligible. For additional information visit SOC E:spire.


I also wanted to let you know there's a blog candy give-a-way over at my fellow SOC sistah's blog-- KatBlog. Visit Kat's blog for additional information. Below is a photograph of what's up for grab.

Sassafras lass package up for grabs
Birthday RAK

Love for all things Ravens giveaway
Unbirthday RAK

Deadline is  November 27th 2010 at midnight {EST}....

Thanks for stopping by The Peddler's Gallery this busy holiday weekend. Come back real soon.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving Day

Happy Turkey Day Everyone!!!

I hope you and/or your family and friends have arrived at your destination safely. Today, I hope you are surrounded by fond memories of both the past and the present.

With that being out the way, I do have a card to share with you. As you may have already submised, I'm not responsible for cooking today. All I have to do is show-up. I know I recently mentioned this in a post not too long ago, but I have to mention it again--I'm just loving the Basic Gray Jovial collection . It's so card friendly. As you may also recall, I'm preparing for a bazaar or two. So, I felt as though I should mix-up the style of card. I would consider this card a unisex type of card. On top of that I'm really feeling the seasonal plaid. I'm almost certain the season never passes without coming across this traditional pattern. What do you think?

If  your wondering what was used to achieve this effect, I'll tell you. Of course the background DP is from Basic Gray line. Tiny Berry Wreath is from Stampendous. The wreath is adorned with green and red pearls--both large and small and dots of Stickle in between. Tim Holtz's Vintage Photo and Antique Linen Distressing Inks were used to age the image. The sentiments are from Obsession Inpression. SU dimessionals were use to layer the wreath.

Of course I couldn't just make one. I made a few, so I changed the sentiments to give a unique feel.

Thanks for taking the time to visit The Peddler's Gallery today and come back real soon. I'll have something new to share with you. Happy Thanksgiving Day!!!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Christmas Snow

Happy Hellos Everyone!!!

Who ever heard of celebrating Christmas without a little Christmas snow? For as long as I can remember there has always been in Baltimore on Christmas Day. Truth be told, it may not have naturally fallen from the sky, but nevertherless, there has been snow in every city I have lived in on Chistmas Day. There was even snow in Folk Polk, Louisiana. I made sure tthere was some sort of snow around. I think that was the hardest place to make snow appear, but it happened. You'd be suprised by what Mrs. Claus it able to accomplish :) As you can probably tell, I had snow on  my mind when I sat down at my craft table yesterday evening and this is what I walked away from the table with....

I don't know about you, but I was pleased by how the snow began to fall over my cards. As you can see the snowflakes fell in various hues of indigos and plums; and at least one snowflake on each card has been embossed with Ranger Ink clear embossing powder. On top of that each card has been dry embossed with SU's Textured Impressions Northern Flurry. The snowflake stamps are from a variety of stamps sets including SU Serene Snowflakes and a number Stampendous (snowflakes) stamps. The sentiments stamps are a combination of SU and Impression Obsession holiday stamp sets. The cards were finished off with  a spritz or two of Ranger Ink Perfect Pearls and a ribbon treatment. Checkout the blue and gold ribbon I picked up at Angela's Happy Stampers in Reston, VA. Isn't it just gorgeous? I not only hope you like this card, I hope it may inspire your too.

Thanks for stopping by The Peddler's Gallery. If you find a little time in between your Thanksgiving Dinner courses stop tomorrow. I'll  have more to share. Until next time...

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Christmas Wreath

Happy Hellos Everyone:

Gosh! It seems like forever since my last post. I've been busy doing all kinds of stuff including making cards. I'm preparing to participate in a couple of local holiday bazaars in the next couple of weeks, so I'm trying to increase my stache.

Yesterday, I was working on a few cards and I decided to share this one with you. I don't know about you, but I love when I can use a stamp over and over again for different occasions and produce another look. You may remember, I used this stamp back in October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. If you scroll down a little bit you'll see it.

Take a look...

I have to tell you, I absolutely looooooooove SU's Cherry Cobbler. You have to try it, if you haven't already. I just love it!!! I double stamped the wreath from Hero Arts Stamps with two different shades of craft greens inks before embossing it with clear embossing powder from RangerInk. I also dotted the wreath with White Opal Liquid Pearls. I didn't have any red Liquid Pearl or bling, so I dotted the wreath with a red Copic Marker and toppped it off with Glossy Accents. The Merry Christmas sentiment is also from Hero Arts. I colored the Pointsettia with several shades of red Copic Markers.

Thanks for stopping by The Peddler's Gallery. Come back real soon. I'll have more to share tomorrow.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

SOC News

Goods things are already headed your way from Scraps of Color. I told you there would be wonderful things coming from SOC in 2011 and the first one being offered today. To get you ready for all the creative happenings on the way, SOC is giving "you" a FREE subscription to E:spire!!! That's right, all you need to do is sign-up on the SOC site and you'll be inspired and delighted with the SOC Creative Team creations throughout 2011!

Here is link to the blog:

Sign up is on the right. What are you waiting for?

Oh! Make sure you come back and tell me what you think.

A Season of Giving

Happy Hellos Everyone:

I just wanted to share the card I made yesterday evening with you. I had this nutcracker on my mind as early as yesterday morning. My inspiration was drawn from Faith over at Stampin With Markie's Mom. I just love her cards and her stamps too. I find a lot of inspiration over there. I came across this stamp while attending a crop at Create IT in Glenn Burnie this weekend. I'm drawn to the nutcracker. Can you believe it? The entire four years I lived in Germany, traveled to the Black Forest and everything. I had no interest in the nutcracker--let alone owning one. It wasn't until after I returned to the states and noticed my son actually liked them. His interest became my interest. Since then Kevin has discovered a new nutcracker under the Christmas tree each year. So, of course I thought of my little nutcracker as I began to bring a little life to this little nutcracker.

Drum roll please.......

If your wondering what I used to create this card then, I'll tell you.  The DP is from Basic Grey--Jovial collection and regular black cardstock. I used a total of 25 Copic markers and airbrush; a white gel pen; spellbinder die; Obsession Impression stamp set; momento ink; Sparkly Fluff for the mushtash, beard, & hair; a ribbon treatment; and he was complete.

Thanks for stopping by The Peddler's Gallery. I hope I was able to inspire you as Faith was able to inspire me. Come back real soon.

Monday, November 15, 2010

2011 SOC E:spire Team

Happy Hellos to Everyone:
I have some "happy news" to share with you. I learned I was selected to be a part of the 2011 Scraps of Color E:spire Creative Team. I didn't say anything prior to now because it had not been announced on SOC.  However, I am just as excited as I was when I first learned about being chosen this weekend. All I can say is the inspiration juices are flowing.  There all kinds of ideas floating a top of my head and through my little fingers.  If you have not done so already, please take a moment to discover SOC E:spire and learn about some of the great things planned for 2011.

Thanks for stopping by The Peddler's Gallery. Come back real soon.

Oh Christmas Trees

Happy Hellos Everyone:

I hope your Monday jumped off to a great start. I just wanted to share another I made with you when I was with the ladies of NYC&Me this weekend. The inspiration for this card came from Natalie over SOC/NYC&Me.  I love this card or two reasons--one, I just love a card higlighted in purple. Who couldn't like anything that's purple, right???  The other reason why I like this card as much as I do is, I love when I can use a stamp set again and again and manage to come with different results. If you have time to scroll down, you'll noticed I posted a card using the same set of stamps just a few weeks ago.

The stamps are apart of the Hero Arts, Merry Christmas Trees set. I stamped the images on top of my favorite holiday paper of 2010. The paper is from BoBunny Winter Joy collection. Don't you just love it? I also used two types of dimenssionals. One dimessional sits higher than the other.  While one tree is flushed to the base of the card, the two other trees vary in dimession. I used SU and This to That dimessionals to achieve this effect. The bark of the tree were filled-in with a COPIC marker. I anchored the trees with a nutral green ribbon and used one of my sentiment from Impression Obession, All I Want or Christmas stamp set to complete the card. I only made one of this style card on Saturay, but I think I'll have to make a couple more--perhaps using a few traditional colors.

I hoped you like this card and perhaps found some inspiration while you were here. Thanks or stopping by The Peddler's Gallery and come back real soon.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Welcome Christmas Into Your Home

Happy Hellos Everyone:

I hope your weekend was fantastic and I hope was left will be that and then some. I had a pretty good weekend myself. I spent Saturday with the ladies of NYC&Me at CreateIT in Glen Burnie. Once again, I had a fabulous time ladies. I'm already looking forward to next month's crop. Sunday's events were just as active as Saturday's. I can't believe it, but after church my son and I went to an open house. We're actually scouting out high schools. Initially, Kevin was totally against the school I seleccted to tour. However, his thought processed began to change after he had an opportunity to visit the campus, talk to members of the faculty, staff, and students. I'll keep you posted on the high school search.

As I previously mentioned, I hung out with the ladies of NYC&Me this past Saturday. I actually scrapped and I made a couple of cards too. Who would have thought one could do both? Today, I wanted to share one of the cards I made yesterday.  So, without further ado, this is my version o Welcome Christmas...

This is one of  a few stamps I purchased at the CK Convention in Pennsylvania this summer. This image, Door with Wreath is from The Artful Stamper. They have teriffic stamps. COPIC markers were used to color this image. I stamped and colored a second ribbon and placed dimensional in between the two to make the red ribbon more pronounced. I added a little stickle on the wreath to tie in with the light coming from the window pane and I was done. I just wish you could see what I see. The colors are much more vibrant in person--specifically the purple door. My photography skills are limited.

Anyway, thanks for stopping by The Peddler's Gallery. Come back real soon.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Silent Night

Happy Hellos Good People:

All I can say is, 'Thank God It's Friday.' I hope your has kicked off to a fantastic start. I'll be brief. I just wanted to share my lastest card with you. Yesterday, I stopped past one of my cardmaking stores to pick-up a few of things. So, I decided to put some of the things I picked up to use. Green and red are not necessarily my favorite Christmas colors.  After walking in the establishment and looking at the pretty papers, I couldn't help but to feel a little Christmasy--even if the colors are the traditional green and red.  If you didn't know, prefer green and purple. However, I am happy how my card turned out and I hope you are too.

The DP papers are from the Basic Grey line--Jovial. The music note stamp is from Hero Arts; the text stamp is from Impression Obsession; and the bird is a Tim Holtz die cut.  I highlighted the card with a little stickle and topped it off with a ribbon treatment and a red button. I hope you like it and perhaps it inspired you too. Thanks or stopping by The Peddler's Gallery and come back soon.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Three--Two--One--Get Ready to Scrap

Happy Hello Everyone:

I hope your hump-day has kicked-off on a high note. This weekend I have plans to get together with a group of ladies from NYC&Me to do some scrapping. That's right some scrapping. For the past few months, I have had all good intentions to scrap; however, I found everytime I sat down at the crafting table to begin, I started making cards and that's were I ended too. To prevent that from happening all over again, I have ordered my pictures from the Blizzard of 2010; my vacation to Canada; Kevin's football season; the Maryland Renasisance Festival; some special family photos; and a few other events that have taken place during 2010. Not only that, I have also selected my papers and some emblishments. Can you tell, I'm ready to have a scrapping good time on Saturday. To contiune with the upbeat of my momentum, I thought I would share with you pages from one of my scrapbooks from a few years ago. Now when I say "my scrapbooks" keep in mind rarely will you find a photo of me in the book. I cannot seem to scrap myself. I enjoy scrapping others.

Unfortunately, my photos did not come out as clear as I had wished, but I hoped you enjoyed them anyway--perhaps even inspired a little. I may add a couple of pages to this post before the end of the day. In the meantime, thanks or stopping by The Peddler's Gallery. Come again soon.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

My 100th Post

Happy Hellos Everyone!!!

Oh My Gosh!  I have reached my 100th post!!! Can you believe it? It feels like forever since I blogged last. A couple things have happened since my last posted. To begin with youth football season is over, not to worry, basketball season is about to begin. At least it's indoors--right. I  recieved my COPIC certification yesterday, but I'll talk more about that before the week's out.  

Before I share my lastest card creations with you, I wanted to let you know I do have a winner. If you remember, a few post back I mentioned something regarding a COPIC marker give-a-way. The winner of the two COPIC markers is ....TAMMIE. Congratulations Tammie! Please contact me via e-mail within the next 30 days and I'll get your markers to you.

This weekend I was in the thanksgiving mode. I really aiming for the happy birthday mode, but no such luck. I used the traditional fall colors to create the thanksgiving theme card, but I threw in a splash of non-traditional blue too. Without further ado, there it is....

I used a combination of SU DS and cardstock papers; Clear Stamp sentiments; CuttleBug; CuttleBug leaf dies & embossing plate; ribbon; rafi paper; buttons; MS glitter; and shimmer spray. Thanks for stopping by The Peddler's Gallery and come back real soon.

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