Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Bag It!

Happy Hump Day Everyone:

Just in case you did not know, there are 26 days until Christmas and day three of The Peddler's Gallery Parade of Paper Creations.

I hope all is well in your part of this world of ours. Can you believe we are into our last day of November? Do you recall I mentioned in my previous post, I received a few goodies in the mail over the Thanksgiving holiday? One of those little goodies was a die from Papertry. I loved this die from the moment I saw it. I tried to talk myself out of it, but it just didn't happen. Well, when I decided to order it, the die was sold out. Some kinda luck, right? You snooze you lose--so the saying goes. Fortunately, it didn't take too long before it was back on the shelves and in my hands. I just love, love, love what this little die does. This is one die I hope to use throughout the year. It's perfect for any occasion. Without further ado, take a look.


Yes, I realize this bag looks very much like the card I posted yesterday, but I told you I really like this DP. Beside, it's an excellent way to show the coordinating card. Well, what do you think? Thinking you may just want to have this die too. Well, if you like this little creation, wait to you see the other bags that will follow. As you can see, I pulled out the wonderful Jovial line from Basic Grey. I added a border base, a little ribbon treatment and a sentiment from WMS and I was done. This is  just one of those lines I get the impression you can never fail when using it.

As always, thanks for visiting The Peddler's Gallery and be sure to stop in tomorrow for the next item up in the gallery's parade of paper creations.

What's In It?

Cardstock: N/A
Stamps:Waltzing Mouse Sentiments
DP: Basic Grey: Jovial Collection 2010
Embellishments: Ribbon
Ink: SU Classic Ink
Equipment Used: Paper Cutter, Cuttlebug, Papertrey Die

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Poinsettia Greetings

Happy Hellos Everyone!

I hope your Tuesday has kicked-off to a terrific start. Thank you for returning to The Peddler's Gallery holiday parade. Yesterday, we began our parade with 'Toasted Snowflakes'--a card made from BoBunny's designer papers, Snowfall. Today's card is all about incorporating the old with the new. Leading up to the Thanksgiving Day holiday and the Friday after, I received a couple of packages. There was one from Papertry and the other was from Waltzing Mouse. Receiving them was as if Christmas had arrived a little sooner than later. I quickly unwrapped all my goodies and just stared at it all for a moment or two. All of a sudden my thoughts were running so wild, I'd forgotten what I had planned on creating. Has that ever happened to you? Well, I eventually calmed myself down and began to focus. I decided to combined some of the old with the new. Take a look.


I used some of my Basic Grey papers I had left over from last year. This was one of two of my favorite holiday lines from last year. When I discovered my LSS had a little left over in January, I purchased a few sheets or two for whenever. I topped off the card with my new stamp from WMS. I just love the holiday sentiment stamp set. It has such an European/English flair to it. I'm not sure you'll recognize it in this card, but I'm certain you will in the projects to follow. I f you look closely you may discover I finished of the anther on the Poinsettia using a high gloss and clear microbeads. From where I stand, it's simply beautiful.

As always, thanks for stopping by The Peddler's Gallery and be sure to pop in tomorrow to see what's next in the holiday paper parade.

What's In It?

Cardstock: Mark's Finest Papers
Stamps:Waltzing Mouse Sentiments 
DP: Basic Grey: Jovial Collection 2010
Embellishments: Dimensionals, Twine, Clear Microbeads, Glossy Accents
Ink: SU Classic Ink
Equipment Used: Paper Cutter, Cuttlebug, Sewing Machine, Papertry Die

Monday, November 28, 2011

Toasted Snowflakes

Happy Hellos Everyone:

I hope your Thanksgiving celebration was full of family and friends. I celebrated with family before heading off to the Ravens vs. 49ers game on Thursday night. The game was like the icing on the cake… the cherry  on top. It was just oh-so-fab-u-lous!
If you recall in my last post, I mentioned I would begin my holiday parade of my paper creations on Friday and it would continue until the end of  December. Well, as you can see that didn’t happen. There was sooooo much going on this weekend that itI couldn’t begin until now. I apologize for the delay.

I have to admit, I am totally inlove with BoBunny’s new winter line. I love the color combination—blue and brown and everything else about it. For some reason this DP reminds me of warm gingerbread, heavy snowfalls and hot coco. Take a look and let me know what you think.




If you haven't had a chance to see this DP you'll have to look for it on your next visit to your LSS. Don't be suprise when you see this again later in the upcoming weeks. As always, thanks for visiting The Peddler's Gallery and be sure to stop by the gallery tomorrow to continue to view the parade.

What's In It?
Cardstock: Mark's Finest Papers
Stamps:Penny Black Sentiments 
DP: BoBunny Snowfall
Embellishments: Dimensionals, Ribbon, Chipboard
Ink: Distress Inks, Stazon Ink
Equipment Used: Paper Cutter, Scissors, Piercing Tool, Cuttlebug, SU embossing plate

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

So Grateful

Happy Hellos Everyone!

I hope all is well.

It's been a minute since my last post; however, I must admit it has been one of my most productive minutes. I have been busy preparing for the upcoming holiday events and I cannot wait to share what I have made with you.  So, please be sure to return to The Peddler's Gallery at 5:00 A.M. on Black Friday. This is the day I  decided to kick-off my parade of holiday inspired paper crafts and the parade will conclude on December 31st.
In the mean time, I would share today's card this with you. It's a thank you card that could be given to whomever will host Thanksgiving Day dinner. Ttruth be told--it's a card that could be given any time of the year. 

Well, I must admit, I have much to accomplish before Thanksgiving dinner is served. I hope your Thanksgiving Day is full of wonderful memories both old and new. As always, 'THANKS' for stopping by The Peddler's Gallery and come back real soon.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


Happy Hellos Everyone:

Like the elephant, card makers never forget birthdays. Okay, never is such a strong word. Rarely??? Okay, we try not to forget a birthday. As you may remember, I have the need to build up my birthday stash as I'm sure many of you run into the same situation from time to time--that is running low on birthday cards. I have a cute little card to share with you today. It's the perfect card for that birthday that just got away. It's as if I fell in love all over again. When I first came across this image I loved it--even before I saw a completed image. When I complete my card I fell for it all over again. Go figure.

Well, please take a look...


The image is from Mark's Finest Papers and I stamped to elephants and created a 3-D effect using dimensional separators. The camera didn't capture the elephant in the way I wanted it to. You'll just have to trust me when I say the elephant appears to leap off of the card. The textured paper in the background is actual elephant skin inspired. So, it really works well with this image. To top it all off, I think the pink ribbon is a wonderful touch. 

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

What's In It?
Cardstock: Mark's Finest Papers
Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers
Supplies: Dimensionals , Ribbon
Ink: Moment: COPICS, Memento Ink
Equipment Used: Paper Cutter, Scissors

Monday, November 14, 2011

Perhaps...[You'll Like This]

Happy Monday Everyone:

I hope all is well in your world. I'm back after a brief road trip with my mom to Teachey, North Carolina. I'll have to tell you all about Teachey in a future post. It deserves a posting all of it's own. However, I would like to share a card I made for a neighbor. She recently had a friend to pass away and she wanted to send two of the same cards to her adult sons. As you know sympathy cards are probably [card makers]our least favorite cards that we actually make. On top of that I rarely use the term 'With Sympathy.' Instead, I titled the card 'Perhaps...' and used the Native American verse, 'Perhaps they're not just stars in the sky, but holes where our love ones shine down on to let us know they're alright.' There are a couple different version of this. I just love it. It has such a comforting message.

Well, anyway take a peak...

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

What's In It?

Cardstock: Mark's Finest Papers 
Stamps: Stampin' Up (Stars N/A)
Supplies: Dimensionals 
Ink: Moment: Distress Ink, Memento Ink, Colorbox Craft Ink
Equipment Used: Spellbinder Die, Paper Cutter

Thursday, November 10, 2011

CASED Card Part II

Happy Hellos Eeveryone:

....and T.G.I.F. too. Today's card is simular to the card I cased the other day only this time I tried to put a spin on it to make it appear slightly different  than the card I blogged about on Tuesday. I almost hated the thought of changing it because as I mentioned in the previous post, I simply love what had already been created. I just wanted to case it. So, I changed the colors and the layout and this is what I came up with....

I really had a male recipient in mind when I was putting this together. However, clearly you can see this card works for a male or female recipient. As always, thanks for stopping by The Peddler's Gallery and come back real soon.

What's In It?
Cardstock: Papertey
Stamps: Papertrey
DP: My Mind's Eye
Ink: Moment; Stampin' Up, Distress Ink
Equipment Used: Paper Cutter, Hot Glue Gun

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Totally CASED

Happy Hellos Everyone:

Yes, I totally cased this card. I absolutely loved this card from the moment I saw it for so many reasons. I found it to be unique. I could use my scraps. It's dimensional and do love my dimensions. Lastly, making this card was rather easy. I have been wanting to make this card for over a month now, but I just haven't found the time until recently. This will probably become the card of the year for me to give to my family and/or friends for 2012 birthdays. So, for any family or friends that may read this post--just look surprise when it arrives in your mailbox.

After I cased the card, I made another version of the card to help make it my own. I'll share that card with you in tomorrow's post. In the meantime take a look at today's card and tell me what you think. Take a look....

Well, what do you think? I can tell you this was such a fun card to make and more importantly, it's an excellent way to rid the little pieces of paper without throwing them in the trash receptacle.

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

What's In It?
Cardstock: Papertey
Stamps: Papertrey
DP: Basic Grey
Ink: Moment; Stampin' Up
Embellishments: Ribbon
Equipment Used: Paper Cutter, Hot Glue Gun

Monday, November 7, 2011

Road Trip

Happy Hellos Everyone!
It's a Monday worth Rav'n over! Don't you think? Was that a game or was that a game last night? Congratulations Baltimore Ravens [fans].

Now, on with today's card. Today's card is a thank you card I made to express for my parents' to express there graditude after their visit. Of course they traveled in their car. So, I felt a little compelled to create a card that had a car and a map somewhere on it.  Take a look...


As always, thanks for visiting The Peddler's Gallery, I hope you found
something here to inspire you, and come back and visit real soon.

What's In It?

Cardstock: Papertey
Stamps: Papertrey
Ink: Moment; Stampin' Up
Embellishments: Corkboard Lettering,Dimenisionals, Faux Brads,Clear Plastics
Equipment Used: Paper Cutter, Papertreyr Die, CuttleBug, Exacto Knife

Sunday, November 6, 2011

RAVEN Inspired

Happy Hellos Everyone!!!

Of course everyday is a special day, but today the RAVENS play their rivals, the Pittsburg Steelers and that puts that little extra in front of special. It's the best match-up in football which gives it a superbowl game feel mid-season. Anybody that knows me, knows I am an advid Baltimore RAVENS fan. I look forward to attending every home game. There's nothing like it---the atmosphere, the fans, the tailgates and when they're away, I'm drawn to some television or radio [if I'm in a car]. So, you get the picture.

Today's birthday card is inspired by the my favorite football team. I had such a great time creating this card and I thought today is a perfect day to share it with you. Although, this card can be given to a male or female recipient, it was created witha a male in mind. Take a look....

As you maybe aware, there are few, if any official licensed NFL papers available, so I had to improvise. I purchase the ravens paper from my LSS. Notice the word Baltimore is missing. Wouldn't want things to get messy. Right. I used my new number dies from Papertrey and cut out the numbers of some of my favorite players, but not before using the team colors to stamp and emboss the cardstock with a few of my Halloween stamps. The good thing is the numbers work well for a recipient's birthday too. I'm not sure whether you noticed, but one number is flushed to the card and the other number has been raised using dimensionals to show elevation. The sentiment is truly belongs to me and was computer generated and cut out using a die. I'm not feeling the ribbon and since I made this set, I discovered a more masculine ribbon. I just didn't have enough to complete a set.

Well, I hope you like what you have seen here at The Peddler's Gallery and perhaps it may have inspired you to create special sports theme [birthday] card for that special person in your life. I'm sure their birthday is worth Rav'in over too.

Thanks for stopping by the gallery and come back real soon.
What's In It?

Cardstock: Mark' Finest Papers
Stamps: Memory Box
Sentiment: Computer Generated
Ink: Color Box Craft Inks
Embellishments: Ribbon, Dimenisionals
Equipment Used: Paper Cutter, Papertrey Number Die, Spellbinder Die, CuttleBug, Heating Tool

Saturday, November 5, 2011


Happy Hellos:

I hope your Saturday was wonderful. I just wanted to share a card I made to show a little generosity. This is another simple card that came out well and took no real time to complete. I hope you like it and I hope it may inspire you.

Thanks for stopping by the gallery and enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Friday, November 4, 2011

A Card for Him

Happy Friday Everyone:

Aside from 'Turkey Day' there are a few other special occasions during the month of November I create cards for. My niece will celebrate her [twelfth] birthday along with other family and friends during this month. Today, I decided to share a card I made with a masculine feel. As I have mentioned in previous post, creating card with a male recipient in mind is probably the most challenging for me, but I think I got this one right.

I have to admit, I was pretty excited when I got to us my Papertrey number dies for the first time. I simply love them. It appears as though they are the perfect size for all of my projects. I tried cutting out numbers using my Cricket, but for some reason, I just didn't like it. Perhaps it was the font. It couldn't have been the size or maybe it was just mind-over-matter. Who knows. I love my Cricket [for some things] and my Papertrey number dies [for other things]. Well, take a look and let me know what you think.





I cannot wait to show you my Baltimore Ravens inspired cards I made with my  number dies. As always, thanks for stopping by The Peddler's Gallery and come back real soon.

What's In It?

Cardstock: Paperytrey
Stamps: Stampin' Up; Papertrey
DP: My Mind's Eye
Ink: Stampin Up Classic Espresso; Memento
Embellishments: Ribbon
Equipment Used: Paper Cutter, Papertrey Die, CuttleBug, Corner Punch

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Thank You Quilt

Happy Hellos:

Today's card is all about giving thanks. Not the thanksgiving kind of thanks, that is there are  not turkeys or leaves on this card. Instead it's the graditude thanks. My parents recently traveled to Atlanta, GA to visit family and friends. They had a wonderful time and wanted to send a thank you card to show their appreciation.  Of the cards that were sent, below is one of the three.

Well, what do you think? I don't know about you, but I just love-love-love the ribbon treatment on this card. I loved it so much, I had to make two and enter it in this week's challenge over at As always, thanks for stopping by The Peddler's Gallery and come back real soon.
What's In It?

Cardstock: Mark's Finest Paper
Stamps: Stampin' Up
DP: Basic Grey
Ink: Memento
Embellishments: Ribbon
Equipment Used: Paper Cutter, Spellbinder Die, CuttleBug
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