Monday, August 12, 2013

Football's Back in Baltimore

Happy Hellos Everyone!!!

Or should I have greeted you with one of my, 'Are you  ready for some FOOTBALL!!!!!!!!!!!!' I'm so happy to have another season of football and it doesn't hurt that your home team is the 2013 Super Bowl Champion. A couple of weeks ago, I began creating new Ravens cards for the new football season.

If I were to be honest, I would have to admit I didn't create many Ravens cards--only 12. There have been so many changes on my team this off season. For a moment, I wasn't sure who would be on my team when we arrive at Mile High this September. Now, that time has past and I have had an opportunity to observe the Baltimore Ravens, I have to say, 'I think we're going back to the dance.' That's all I'm saying on that matter. We'll talk again in February.

I pulled out a number of supplies to create this card. To begin, I pulled out
my Cuttlebug and dies from both Spellbinder and PTI to create circles
and numbers.
I also dug out one of Tim Holtz's Halloween stamps
 that I very seldom have a chance to use now
 that my son is in high school.

I stamped the image using craft ink and embossed it using both a transparent
 powder and Fran-tage Embossing Powder from Stampendous.

I used the same technique on the number, but not before inking
 them with Dylusions from Ranger Ink. As a final step, I coated the
 part of the number that was not embossed with a thin layer of Glossy
 Accents. The sentiment was generated by a computer. Note: The
 numbers can be interpreted as the recipient's age and/or the player's number.
Inside Sentiment Reads: ...and so are you
As always, thanks for stopping by The Peddler's Gallery
 and come back real soon.

Friday, August 2, 2013

August Birthdays

Happy Hellos Everyone:

Is there a month that you know of where you send the most birthday cards out? I send the most cards out during the month of December--Christmas cards of course. However, I send the most birthday cards during the month of August. All I'll say is the months of December and January must be rather cold. I'll probably send my first set of birthday cards today. Needless to say, there are birthday celebrations every week this month. So, in celebration of those celebrations to come, I decided to kick-off this month of paper creations with what else--a birthday card. Today's card is one that I have revisited time-after-time, but I love it and I hope you can appreciate it too.  Take a look....

Same card, different embellishments and designer papers. Once again, I used
my very first stamp purchase  from Stampin' Up. I think I will forever
love this stamp set.

I should have taken one additional photo
 so, you could see this card could lay flat or be free standing.

I'm not sure whether or not you can see if from
 any of these photos, but I topped-off both the
 candles and the cake with Glossy Accents and
 complimented with a smoky bow that can
 remain tied or untied.

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

Thursday, August 1, 2013

I've Got Happy Mail

Happy Hellos Everyone!!!

I have happy mail to share with you. Not only is it August 1st, but it's official. I am the featured artist of the month (for the month of August) at the Secret on Main Street Artsy Boutique. !!!YIPPEE!!! So if you are in the local commuting area, please stop by to take a look at this wonderful boutique and let them know I sent you.

The Secret on Main Street Artsy Boutique
is located on
214 Main Street
Reisterstown, Maryland 21136

Below are photos of my display and following those photos are pictures of the store.
My items are located in the center of boutique. There is a wonderful assortment
 of my handmade greeting cards and keepsake boxes.

Here's a close up of one of my three card
racks to peruse through.

I tried to create a nice display to showcase both the cards and the boxes.
I provided a little instruction regarding the handling of the keepsake boxes.
Just an angle shot

It was very important to me to create as much signage without going overboard
 as possible. I want people to be able to recall The Peddler's Gallery's name.

This is just signage introducing myself and my products
 to potential customers since I am not able to be there to do so.


Boutique Photos

Travel down Main Street.

Until you reach The Secret on Main Street Artsy Boutique.

Come right in. 

Don't forget to close the door.

Take a look inside.

You'll discover all kind of arty surprises.

Look a little closer and you'll see the things you didn't know you needed or had to have.

 Turn around and you'll discover something you missed before.

Take a minute to explore some on the wonderful
 crafty goodness just above the floor.

Crafty things are everywhere.

There's jewelry here too.

 Before you go, be sure to take a look at the...

Craft Room

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

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