Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Stamping with MFT

Happy Hellos Everyone:

I have a short post for your today!!!

I had such a wonderful weekend and I hope you can say the same. I think I lived and breathed all things paper this weekend. My holiday weekend began late Friday evening and continued up until the very last possible minute. That is, I had to begin to prepare for Tuesday. I'm not sure exactly how many cards and boxes I managed t create, but I managed to get through several projects including today's card. I think I am on this sentiment thing right now. I'm always looking for sentimental stamps. This weekend, I finally put them to use.

I love the way this card turned out. As you can see, I pulled out some of my
 favorite sentimental stamps MFT and dies from MFT and PTI.

I think the color selection is a winner too. I'm lov'in this combination as
 much as the ribbon treatment.
I made a set of these note cards that I hope to share with you over the next
week or two. I love the sentiments included in the sets. They can be applies
 to an array of circumstances.

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

Monday, May 27, 2013

Going to the Chapel

Happy Hellos Everyone:

I hope you are enjoying your Memorial Holiday weekend. I have to admit, it really didn't begin to have a (spring/holiday) feel until yesterday. I was beginning to feel spring has just made a cameo appearance in Baltimore. However, according to all reports today will be a repeat of yesterday's forecast.

Believe it or not, I have a card to share with you today. I finally took some time to capture a few of my most recent cards. So, I should have plenty of cards and keepsake boxes to post of the next couple of weeks. Today's card is all about going to the chapel. As of late, whenever I attend a show, I am often asked if I have a card for Father's Day, Graduation, or Wedding card. So, lately I have been making cards for all three occasions. The first to share are my wedding cards. You may remember, I used this stamp set some time last year [or not] on a couple of projects I previously posted. Anyway, take a look...and don't forget to let me know what you think.

I think. This is one of my favorite PTI stamp sets.
I say this is one because I have so many. I'm sure
 this set falls in my top 10.

I was in one of my favorite little stores and I happened across this beautiful
 line from DCWV. This is such a gorgeous line. The first thing that came to
 mind was weddings and anniversary.
I love the idea of the sentiment coming from the camera.
Well, thanks for stopping by The Peddler's Gallery and come back real soon.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Pale Indigo Tea

Happy Hellos Everyone:

...and Happy Friday too!!! I hope your Memorial Day Friday has kicked-off to a fantastic start. I must admit, although this weekend doesn't feel like a traditional holiday weekend, I am happy to see it has arrived. Perhaps it doesn't have that holiday vibe do to the erratic weather forecasting we have had in this corner of the country. Who knows?????

I have some wonderful news. I cannot wait to share with you, but it looks as though I'll have to hold-off at least another day or two. Just be sure to pop back in to find out what's happening over here at The Peddler's Gallery. I'm sure you'll love it.

In the meantime, I have another box to share with you. I have bequeathed the name to my latest tea box...Pale Indigo.

Once again, I opted to use another footing for this tea box. The idea was to
 achieve a shabby look with a modern twist. I feel has though I did that.
What do you think?

Often times you may discover a crown in attached to one of my boxes.
 I feel that we as men and women are kings and queens in our own right.

I used coordinating flocked DP to line the inside.
I also used my COPICS to taint the natural wood before sealing it.

You have to know by now this is my favorite go-to ribbon
treatment, and if you were not aware, now you know.

I created an embellishment for my WMS sentiment
 using some of Tim's products. 

Finished Photo

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

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Revisit--Little Black Dress

Happy Hellos Everyone:
I hope all is well with you. I also hope you and a fantastic ‘Hump Day.’ You have no idea how much I have be trying to make it back over here to blogland. The weeks leading up to Mother’s Day were busy to say the very least—although a good busy. This has just been a busy season when it comes to crafting. My son and I have participated in so many spring craft festival. I have to admit I have thoroughly enjoyed each one and I find myself looking forward to the next one on our list. I have met several people and I am learning a lot too.
So, I made another batch of Mother Day’s after my last post and those cards got away from me before I could get one snapshot. That was a bit disappointing, since I thought that batch of Mother’s Day cards looked better than the first batch. Since then, I have been creating lots of cards for weddings/engagements, graduations, and Father’s Day cards; however, I have not photographed any. I plan to have taken pictures before the end of the week. In between all of mayhem, I have created a few more boxes and I thought I would share a few with you over the next couple of days.
Take a look...

I revisited one of my favorite lines from Basic Grey--Little Black Dress.

Not sure whether you notice, but I let Tim rest when it came to feet.
I made a change and a wonderful change at that. I have dressed
my Tea Box with a new set of shoes. Be sure to let me know what you think.

I absolutely love the shabby feel.

Of course, I pulled out some of Tim's embellishments to accent.

Distressing the paper provided a well-aged look.

Here's a closer view.

Finally, I adorned this beauty using on of my favorite ribbon treatments.

Finish Project.

Well, thanks for stopping by The Peddler's Gallery and come back real soon.
 Like tomorrow, I'll have something new to share with you.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Everythings Rosie

Happy Hellos Blog Family:

Glad to know you made it over Hump Day!

You ever have one of those "Good-Problems"? When you think about it, those are some of the best kind of problems to have. Over the past couple of weeks, I have be building my inventory. There was a time when I felt as though I had an ample amount of greeting cards. Then one day I looked down into my container and it appeared as though I could have counted my inventory on one hand. Okay maybe I am stretching things a bit, but the number of cards I had on hand was very low. Perhaps that was a result of my long winter's nap. With Mother's Day, graduations, and Father's Day just around the corner--and lets not mention birthdays and weddings, I began making cards to build up my inventory. Well, this past weekend I participated in the Art Asylum in Savage Mills, Maryland on Saturday and the Baltimore's Farmer's Market on Sunday. Well, to my suprise I sold more cards than I had anticipated. That's were the "good thing" (as Martha Stewart says) comes in to play. Of course that depleted my statch. However, the real problem came into play on my way home from the Art Ayslum. After I packed the car and started the ignition, I realise I had not taken any photos of the newer cards I had sold earlier that day. So, I have once again started working on another batch of cards for whatever occassion you can think of.

Since, I do not have a new card to share with you today, I am sharing with you another one of my keepsake boxes with you. I just absolutely love my boxes. I think they are perfect gift to receive for any occassion. With Mother's Day on our heals, it was no suprise this one did not stick around too long. I named this keepsake box 'Everythings Rosie.' Take a look....

As the box began to come together in my mind, it became less of a tea
box and more of a keepsake box. I invisioned the recipient retaining
 personal stationary & postage, special letters or greeting cards in
 this box. I'm not sure how the box will be use, I only it  finds a good home.

The collection of DP is by Authentique. The DP wasn't one that jumped
 out at me, but it didn't take long before I knew what it was I wanted to create with it.

Simplicity was a factor. For some reason, I didn't want to embellish too much
and I don't think I did. However, I could not resist a lil' bling.

As people perused this particular box, I noticed the wow factor from patrons once
 the the lid had been lifted. One lady said, 'I wouldn't put any thing inside of this box.
It would be just for show.'

Finish Project

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