Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Pay It Forward....Continues

Happy Hellos Everyone:

All of my Followers and visitors alike are special to me. That's good news becasue, today's post is for five of those special people. Find out if this post is target towards you. Read on...

On February 20, 2012, I posted on the topic Pay It Forward. Feel free to revisit it you do not recall. I requested for five people to sign-up to received a special handmade gift from me and in turn those individuals would display the same kindness to others that they may or may not know. Well, I am near the end of completing my projects and I needed the physical addresses of the people listed below no later than November 15th.

1. knitmachinequeen
2. mea5798
3. CherylL
4. Scrappie
5. Soccerboyzmom
I would like for the recipients to receive their packages before the holiday mail comes into play. If you noticed, I have one space that has not been filled. If your interested and would like to participate, please leave a message in the comment section and e-mail me your address.

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

Monday, October 22, 2012

Thanks So Much

Happy Hellos Everyone:

I hope your Monday has kicked-off on a marvelous momentum. This post is a continuation of the previous post. That is, I have another thank you card to share with you. If you recall, I am in the process of replenishing my thank you cards. As I began to create this card, I thought many of us will travel [be it a long or brief journey] over the Thanksgiving holiday to have dinner at a family member's or friend's home. With that being the case, receiving a thank you card in the mail or attached to a dish or a bottle of wine would be a nice touch. Don't you think? Well, take a look at my latest thank you card.

I have to say, I just love Authentique's new line Thankful. The colors are so
 warm and inviting and the patterns are terrific too.

I pulled out some of my Stampin Up stamps; my Sizzix die, and some
 ribbon I purchased when I vacationed in Montreal, Canada.

I also pulled out my CuttleBug leaf dies; punched them out on DP; and
coated them in Ranger Ink Rock Candy, which will cause the leaves to curl.

Full View

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


Sunday, October 21, 2012

Grateful for Good Problems

Happy Hellos Everyone:

Have you ever experienced what I consider a 'good problem?' Well, the other week I happened upon one of those 'good problems' when I participated in the Relay Community fall celebration in Arbutus. I sold several cards over the course of that afternoon. However, a lady came up to my table and wanted to purchase nothing but thank you cards. In a moment she purchased all the thank you cards I hand on hand. A good problem right. Well, Friday night I tried to make as many thank you cards as possible to take with me to the craft show I attended in Westminster, Maryland. That was a good thing too, since thank you cards always appear to be in demand. So, I just wanted to share with you one of the cards I made Friday evening. Take a look...

I just love making these little rosettes. It definitely added dimension to the card.

Not only did I bring out MS score  pal, I brought out my PTI stamps,
my CuttleBug to emboss, and some Recollection embellishments to accent.
I loved how this turned out.
As always, thanks for stopping by to visit me at The Peddler's Gallery and come back real soon.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Happy Mail!!!

Happy Hellos Everyone:

I apologize for not having a project to share with you. However, today’s post is all about the ‘HapPy MaiL’ I have to share with you. A couple weeks ago I received an email from someone that was not familiar to me–by just glancing at the name of the sender. I opened the e-mail and read it from the beginning to the end. Then, I read it again, only this time at a slower pace.  To my surprise, the sender had visited my blog and found some cards she wanted to use for an upcoming holiday airing for--get this…Do It Yourself a.k.a 
diyNetwork. OMG right! My thoughts exactly.  She asked for permission to use some specific holiday photos from last year. I of course said ‘ahhh yes!’  She sent me something to sign off on and the rest as they say is history. The segment should air/post around the first of November.  As soon as I find out the actual date, I’ll let you know. 

It's funny how the smallest things in our lives brings so much joy. Thank Karin!
As always, thanks for visiting The Peddler’s Gallery and come back real soon—like tomorrow.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Celebrating 27 Years...

Happy Hellos Everyone:

I hope your weekend was fantastic! It started off on a day of mixed emotion with an Baltimore Orioles lost to the New York Yankees, but what a terrific season. Any time your team is playing in the post season, you've already won more than what's expected. Then there was that up close in your face ugly, scary, heart pounding, beautiful win yesterday by the Baltimore Ravens. All I can say is we're 5-1 heading into week seven.

It seems like forever, but I actually have a card to share with you. Earlier last week, I was asked by a gentlemen to make an anniversary card for his wife. I didn't know the couple, which made it a little challenging.The only thing I know was the couple was celebrating their 27 year anniversary. Take a look at what I came up with.

I pulled out My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Union Square collection.
 I thought the color selection alone was romantic.

As you can see, one of the charms reads 27 years. I thought that was important.
I also thought to identify it wasn't just her anniversary, so the sentiment reads,
 'Happy Anniversary To Us.'
The crown and the key ties into the sentiment  on the inside of the card.
 It reads, The key to a man sustaining a successful marriage is marrying
 a queen like you. There was ample room for him to write a personal message.

I absolutely love the angle of this card.

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

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Little Town...Door Holder

Happy Hellos Everyone!

I hope your weekend is going well. Just looking from the inside out, it promises to be a beautiful day. Before I get well into today's post, I wanted to say thank you for the wonder comments you have left regarding the seasonal door hangers [and the altered boxes too]. For the past three evenings, I have come home from work and and began creating these door hangers with virtually no signs of having a creative block. Your comments have been inspiring and for that I say 'Thank you.'

Today, I wanted to share with you the last of my three in a row door hangers. When I look at this door hanger the first thing that comes to mind when describing it is, Santa Claus is Coming to Town. Take a look and let me know whether or not you have the impression also.

Once again, I just couldn't pull myself away
from the glitter. I'm not sure what's that all about. 

The DP is from My Mind's Eye.
I love how Santa and his team hovers just about the 'Little Town.' 

Not only did I pull out some of my Tim Holtz's goodies, I also
pulled out Stampin' Up's Early Espresso to ink-up my Hero's
Art sentiment stamp. It was a perfect match. 

I lightly distressed the edges of the door hanger and
the snow with Ranger Ink distress inks.

I absolutely love SU's Early Espresso.

In Full View

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

Friday, October 12, 2012

Baby It's Cold Outside...Door Hanger

Happy Hellos Everyone!

Even though this has been an abbreviated week, I am so happy to see Friday has come along. This weekend promises to be as busy as last weekend. However, somewhere between now and Monday morning, I hope to catch at least 30 additional minutes of sleep. As for you I hope your Friday has already kicked-off to a fantastic start.

I have three door hangers to complete and put in the mail no later than tomorrow morning. Yesterday, I revealed one of the three. I hope you liked it. I think today's door hanger is just as fabulous as yesterday's; however, you be the judge and let me know what you think. Take a look...

Using the advice of my good friend Gloria, I decided to change the
style of the the door hanger. Instead of using ribbon the I opted to
cut a circle into the door hanger.

I pulled out my favorite BoBunny holiday line from last year. Yes, I purchased
enough to last the next couple of years (lol). I just couldn't get enough of
Snowfall. I appears as though things haven't changed.

I also pulled out some of my Tim Holtz's goodies, my Impression
Obsession stamps and a few Recollection embellishments.

Okay, I had to try it out on the door...right?
To create my icy/snow effect I mixed at least three different types of
 white and translucent glitters including an off-white color. I'm not certain
whether that transposes onto your screen like I see it.

 I thought one more color was warranted,so I threw in a bush
for good measure. I mean Frosty is outside...right?

I put this scarf together with ribbon I purchased in Montreal.
I think this is the first time I have used it.

Full View

The view in person is much better than the photos. I wish I had taken better pictures. Perhaps if time permits, I'll have an opportunity before mailing it tomorrow. One thing for certain, I think the recipient will like it. As always, thanks for visiting The Peddler's Gallery and come back real soon.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Wintry Mix Door Hanger

Happy Hellos Everyone!!!

Gosh! Time really flies--

I hope all is well in space of the world. I cannot complain. Well, sure I could, but it wouldn't do me any good;) Let me just say, what I have to share with you today is not a card, but I hope you will enjoy it just the same. I promise to have a few new cards to share with you over the next few days.

Do you ever feel a little off when it comes to creating for the season? Well, I'm feeling that way. I love Halloween and the pageantry and splendor that accompanies the holiday, however, I do not create much for the season since my son, nieces and nephew are growing up rather swiftly. I still create cute little things and send it to them. I just don't create as much. Instead, yesterday, I was feeling a little wintry {with the cold weather and all}. So, I created a door hanger that can be used well into the new year. Take a look and let me know what you think.

The base of the door hanger is made from the cardboard that's usually found at
the bottom of the stack of the DP in your LSS. Recycle is the key word here.

 I pulled out some of my Waltzing Mouse stamps and  Tim Holtz's goodies
(i.e. the rickety shack house die), some paint and began to shape a wintry home.
 I pulled off a couple of branches from one of my artificial
arrangement and coated them in a glitter mixture to created iced trees.
I added a few embellishments and put a transparency sheet behind the
house to create closed windows.

I finish the house off by placing it behind a multi-colored picket fence.

The door hanger in full view.
I had a wonderful time creating this little door hanger, which prompts me to believe I have a few more to create. As always, thanks for visiting my little space in blog land--The Peddler's Gallery and come back to visit real soon.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Just A Touch of Romance

Happy Hellos Everyone:

I hope your Friday as gotten off to a fantastic start and I hope your weekend is full of promise and lots of football...GO RAVENS. Today concludes our week-long parade of altered cigar boxes. I'm pretty sure another parade is on the horizon. I hope have enjoyed viewing my boxes as much as I hade fun creating each one. Today's box a just a touch of romance. Take a look...

Forgive me. I cannot remember the name of the DP. I have had the papers for
some time. Of course in my mind, that's a sign that I really like this particular paper.
The flock paper is from a show I attended in King of Prussia a few years ago.
Originally, the color was hot pink. I deepened the hue to coordinate with the DP.

Here you see more of that hot pink I was referring to.
I also distressed the areas where the edges and corners meet.

I adorned the lid of the box with a little bling. I didn't think that
was enough, so I made a nest of pearls from some left over netting.

Here's a closer look. I also pulled out some of my Tim Holtz goodies to create this
'beautiful you' embellishment. I think it turned out pretty good, if I say so myself.

Here's another view.

A view from the inside of the lid of the box.

 ...and of course, my Tim Holtz foundations.

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

Thursday, October 4, 2012

A Touch of the Season

Happy Hellos Everyone:

T.G.I.T. That's right, thank God it's Thursday! That could only mean Friday is just around the corner and the weekend is upon us--that is, the extended weekend is upon us. I hope you are enjoying the parade of boxes here at The Peddler's Gallery because I am having a wonderful time exhibiting my altered cigar boxes to you. Today's box has an encore appearance kinda feel. That is, once again I decided to use that wonder new Christmas line of designer papers from Stampin' Up. If you remember, when I first received this line from Stampin' Up a couple of weeks ago, alter a different style of box with the same papers. Although, I used the same papers, today's box has a unique feel to it. After I altered the box, my first thought was this was a perfect box to store holiday photos and I still feel the same way. However, after you take a look at the photos below, tell me, what would you put in this altered box [if anything at all].

You may have come to the conclusion that I like patterns, lots of patterns.
That would be safe to assume as much as I love this ribbon. I picked this ribbon
 up at least two years ago and never used it. That's not surprise. I tend to hold
 onto things I really like--waiting for that perfect project to use it on.
I used some of Tim Holtz's  and Prima embellishments to
decorate the sliding lid of this particular box.

If you noticed, I also left a small portion of the cigar
box exposed by using the translucent flocked paper.

Checkout the feet made from die. This particular die has twelve sides all
numbered from one thru twelve. I have officially decided that each
 one of the sides represents one of the twelve days of Christmas.

The tag reads, 'Memorable Moments' because as I mentioned in the intro,
I thought this box was perfect for storing holiday/wintry photos. Did notice
 the inside of the box was lined?
Here, I just wanted you to see the two different papers
I used to cover the sides of the cigar box.
I hope you enjoyed today's feature altered cigar box,
 and as always, thanks for visiting The Peddler's Gallery and come back real soon.

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