Tuesday, July 26, 2011

A Splash of Color

Happy Hellos Everyone:

I hope is well and your day has kicked-off to a terrific start this Tuesday morning.  Today's card is all about the Splash of Color Challenge over at the Play Date Cafe. It's my favorite challenge over there. If you're interested in participating in the challenge, you may have all the time you'll need to join in. This  week's inspirational photo allows you to select your prefered color from the rainbow. Take a look at the photo below.

I stepped outside of the box by selecting the color yellow-gold
opposed to the color purple and this is what I was inspired to created...

Well, thanks for stopping by The Peddler's Gallery
and come back to visit real soon.

What's In It?

Cardstock: PTI; 
Stamps: Stampin Up
Ink: Copic Markers
Embellishments:Spellbinder dies; MS Onx Gitter; Feathers; Score Pal Tape; SU dimenissionals, Pearls
Equipment: CuttleBug; Paper Cutter

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Here Comes The Bride


I’m back again. This time I want to share a card I made specifically for Triplicate Trials Tuesday---a fairly new challenge site. Two of my SOC sistahs are on the design team. So, as can imagine, I've been wanting to participate since it started, but for whatever reason, something preventing me from doing so. Triplicate Trials Tuesday really challenges you. Instead of concentrating on colors, sketches, or themes, you focus on all three. To learn more about how the challenges work, be sure to visit TTT site.
Much like the previous post, the inspiration (that is using the brayering technique) comes from  once again Michelle Zindorf. I suppose I just had brayering on my mind. If you haven't read my previous post, I hope you take a minute to do so. If not, feel free to click on Michelle's name to check out her wonderful brayering techniques.
Just below is a photo of this week's inspiration...
...and this is what I created...

Well, I hope you like what you have seen and perhaps it's inspired you in some way. As always, thanks for visiting The Peddler's Gallery and be sure to come back real soon.

What's In It?

Cardstock: PTI; Borden & Riley Bleed Proof Papers
Stamps:Stampin Up: She's All That Set
Ink: Stampin Up Classic:
Embellishments:Ribbon; Stampendous: Class A' Peel Stickers
Equipment: Paper Cutter

Specifically FYI

Happy Hellos!!!

I have had serious internet connection issues for the past couple of days. No sooner I log on, I'm kicked  out and today hasn't been any different. I don't know about you, but it's something when you wake-up in heat and humidity and go to bed in those same conditions. That's what I'm casting the blame on for my internet connection problems. I was already up and out and back in the house before one o'clock. The goal was by noon before the real heat and humidity hits. Mind you--I'm not complaining because I know winter will be here soon enough. I'm just blogging to you.

Today, I am participating in for the first time in For Your Inspiration aka FYI Challenge. I learned about this challenge from Keva over at Hownowbrownkow. If you have an opportunity, be sure to visit her site. There's a plethora of inspiration over there.

Before I reveal my card, I have to give credit to where credit is due. As many of you may remember, I hosted Michelle Zindorf and more than forty attendees for Michelle to teach her unique brayering techniques. Well, yesterday, I began to recall some of the techniques learned and I must say I was happy how my embossed tree turned out. Thanks for the inspiration Michelle.

Now, on with the inspirational photo..

...and this is what I was inspired to create....

I hope you found some inspiration at the gallery. If you did or saw something you like, be sure to let me know. As always, thanks for stopping by The Peddler's Gallery and come back real soon.

What's In It?

Cardstock: PTI
Stamps: Stampers Anonymous: Berry Tree; Waltzing Mouse Stamps: Fancy Phases; Inkadinkado
DP: Memory Box: Nightfall
Ink: Stampin Up Classic:Versa Mark; Embossing Powder: Clear
Embellishments: CuttleBug die maple leaf; Ribbon; SU dimenissionals
Equipment Used: Paper Cutter

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Take a Sneak-Peak

Happy Hellos Everyone!

It's good to see you made it over the 'Hump Day.'

I just wanted to share with you a sneak-peak of a card I made for the Scraps of Color Blog.

All you have to do is click here and I'll see you over there.

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

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Cluster of Colors WMSC

Happy Hellos Everyone:

I hope your Wednesday has kicked-off on a wonderful beginning. My post is brief today. I'm participating in this week's challenge over at WMS. Not only was WMSC a challenge in itself, but the cluster of colors I selected to work with challenged me too. I think I got it right--you be the judge. Just below is this week's sketch...

....and this is what created...

I already have plans for this card.

Well, as always, thanks for stopping by
The Peddler's Gallery and come back real soon.

What's In It?

Cardstock: PTI
Stamps: Waltzing Mouse Stamps: Fancy Phases
DP: My Minds Eyes
Ink: Stampin Up Classic: Espresso
Embellishments: Recollection: Faux Metal Squares; Prisma Flowers; Curley Ribbon; SU dimenissionals
Equipment Used: Paper Cutter; Sewing Machine

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

From My Garden

Happy Hellos Everyone:

Happy Tuesday to you!!! I decided to participate in the challenge over at CR8FN. It's been a couple of weeks since I last participated in a CR8FN Color Challenge and I didn't want to miss out on the current challenge and you shouldn't either. Just so you'll know, it's not too late to participate.  Well, below is the inspirational colors....

...and this is what I created...

Well, what do you think?

As always, thanks for stopping by The Peddler's Gallery
and come back real soon.

What's In It?

Cardstock: PTI
Stamps: PTI: Garden Variety
DP: Basic Grey:Sweet Threads; Webster's Pages: Your Life.Beautiful
Ink: Stampin Up Classic
Embellishments: Ribbon, SU dimenissionals
Equipment Used: Paper Cutter; CuttleBug; Sewing Machine

Monday, July 18, 2011

Card Pattern/Just Us Girls Challenge

Hi Again!

I wasn't able to accomplish as much as I had hope to this weekend. However, I worked on a completing a couple of challenges yesterday and this was on to the three. This particular post is a first in two ways. It's my first time participating the Card Pattern Challenge and the Just Us Girls Challenge. I've seen both challenges on serveral blogs I frequent, but for whatever reason, I wasn't able to participate. Well, that's no longer the case. Below, you'll find the inspirational sketch from Card Pattern Challenge and the inspirational colors from Just Us Girls Challenge.

...and this is what I created...

I wasn't 100% happy with how it came out, but it is what it is and one day, someone will recieve this card and perhaps they'll see something in it that I haven't discovered just yet. As always, thanks for visiting me at The Peddler's Gallery and come back real soon.

Special Post -- My 200th

Happy Hello Everyone:

It's hard to believe we're mid-way through the summer.What's even almost harder to believe is this is my 200th posting at The Peddler's Gallery. Time really does fly. One of the best things about positng is the ability to document and reflect from there,  I am able to measure my growth.

I decided to celebrate this post with one of my favorite challenge sites--The Play Date Cafe. I absolutely love, love, love, this week's inspiration colors too. Needless to say, there is a splash of purple in this week's inpirational photo. Take a look....

Terrific Colors

From the inspirational colors, I created this....

Your comments are inspirational and appreciated and as always,
thanks for stopping by The Peddler's Gallery. Come back real soon.

What's In It?

Cardstock: PTI
Stamps: Waltzing Mouse
Ink: Stampin Up Classic; Memento
Embellishments: Diamond Sudds; Ribbon This & That dimenissionals
Equipment Used: Paper Cutter; CuttleBug, Stammpin Up embossing plate

Friday, July 15, 2011

Cigars Anyone

Happy Hellos Everyone:
And T.G.I.F. too... I'm going to get right to it, since there's so much I would like to accomplish when it comes to crafting this weekend. As you may already be aware, I was busy hosting Michelle Zindorf  last weekend. She was so wonderful. I finally posted the cards I made during her class in the previous post. If you haven't had an opportunity be sure to scroll down to the end of the previous post to check out my three cards using Michelle's brayer techniques.

Now, on to current news. I signed up for an altered cigar box swap with some wonderful ladies over at Stampin Dymonz Scrap Shack. It was my first time trying this, but I was up for the challenge. We were to alter the box using a Shabby Chic theme. I know very little, if any thing at all about Shabby Chic, but I think I did okay for the first time. You can be the judge--especially you who are into Shabby Chic.

After altering this box, I decided I would like to do a few others, perhaps for Christmas, birthday gifts or maybe I'll do a nice project with my son's art class. Who knows. I don't know when I'll find time to do this, but I have several of these cigar boxes that I will have to make good use of.

Well, I managed to take a box that looked like this....

...and make it look like this...

Well, what do you think? While you're thinking, I tell you what I did to achieve this look. The one thing I didn't want to do was cover up the fact the box is not just a box, but instead a cigar box. I purchased a plum polyurethane from Lowes to achieve the purplish color without covering up the original branding. This stain also help to age the stamps I purchased from the post office and of course I rubber stamped a few postage stamps of my own. I used my favorite purple trimming (I absolutely love) I purchased while in the ATL. Tim Holtz products are definitely apart of this project. I used Tim's mini door knob and his foundation (footing for the cigar box) and of course there are  a lot of good goodies inside.

I hope you liked what you've seen and perhaps you were inspired too. As always, thanks for stopping by The Peddler's Gallery and come back real soon and remember, don't forget, your comments are always welcome.

 What's In It?

Cardstock: N/A
Stamps: Recollections Clear Stamps
DP:  BoBunny (inside)
Ink: Momento
Embellishments: Trimming Tim Holtz's Foundation & Ceramic Door Knob, US postal stamps; ribbon trimming;
Equipment Used: cigar box; polyurethane

Monday, July 11, 2011

Brayering with Michelle Zindorf

Happy Hellos Everyone:

This weekend was wonderful and I can only hope yours was too. If you're wondering what happened at The Peddler's Gallery this weekend, I'll get right to it. It was a Michelle Zindorf weekend in Owings Mills, Maryland. That's right!!! The Peddler hosted the goo-roo of the brayer, Michelle Zindorf and approximately 40 students this weekend. For some attends, it was their first time being instructed by Michelle--boy were they in for a wonderful treat. From the onset they were ooohing and ahhhing over what was to be taught and what they had learned. It was just as fabulous for the intermediate group. There were just as many new things to learn in the intermediate class as there were for the beginners class. Once again, I have to say, 'If you ever have an opportunity to attend a Michelle Zindorf brayer class, seize the opportunity. She's a wonderful patience instructor.

Just below are a few photos from this weekend's classes. I'll add a photo of my completed cards this evening.

Photos from Saturday's classes...




Photos from Sunday's classes...



Below are the cards I made.... with Michelle's direction of course

Now, I made quite a few mistakes while making my cards, but I learned soooooooo much. Needless to say, a good time was had by all, but you know I will say, "A good time was had by all.' 

As always, thanks for visiting The Peddler's Gallery and come back real soon.

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