Friday, September 13, 2013

It's been a long, long, long time. More than a year since the last post! So sorry!
So much has happened in a year, I won't go into all that here but rather just feel this page should be updated.
Back in March I made the decision to leave retail for awhile and concentrate on creating more instead. I am so happy for that decision with no regrets though I do miss all the friendly faces of my regular customers. Some of them have found me and come to see me at my new digs....The Studio Downtown!
My husband and I actually took the leap and decided to live Downtown. We found a great apartment in an old funky building (I think an old municipal building or courthouse) we are located right next to the Courthouse in Downtown Winchester in the McEldowney Building. Our apartment is on the 4th floor (a floor which we share with a Federal Judge...pretty cool!) The apartment is very "retro" and just my style...I am having so much fun decorating and making it our home!
So....after moving here ourselves in February as I was walking through the building one day it occurred to me that maybe I should just move the studio here as well. The second floor was basically vacant and full of office spaces so I went and talked to the landlord and voila! New studio space!
The studio is now on the second floor of the same building and occupies two of the spaces space to move Magenta Moon to (that was the name of our co-op boutique shared with other artists) and the other space for The Paper Peddler! While I do not keep regular hours (this is a play space) I do encourage anyone to make an appointment to come by. The space is available to rent out for other artists who would like a place to teach a class or have a trunk show, etc. Here are just a few photos of the new space. And also, as always I am still happily selling on Etsy! If you scroll to the bottom of this page you will find a link to the Etsy shop :)

Saturday, April 7, 2012

The Paper Peddler has moved into g.r.i.t.s.

 The Paper Peddler has now officially moved back into a brick and mortar store!!!
Yay! I have missed all the people and going on's in Downtown Winchester so I am very happy to be back again! We are now located inside g.r.i.t.s. at 39 S. Main Winchester, KY
The store is part Art Studio, part Boutique and part Cafe and Bakery...the best of all worlds!
Due to camera issues I do not have a photo today but will post pics soon.
In the meantime please check out the giveaway at the link below ;)

Here is a cute little giveaway from Fox on the Run Here

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Still here!!

I'm still here!!!
Just been absent and a little absent minded, LOL!
Working on making a comeback soon.
Here is a little of what I've been doing....

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

"How much is too much" is hosting a challenge on there blog Here is my attempt at the challenge which was to use 10 journal tags on a layout. I actually used 13 giving the season :) This was an extra challenge for me as I am going through old scrapbooks and redoing some of the pages that I was not too happy with. Those pages were created before there were alot of supplies out there available. Also, I used to crop my photos so small and use all my different fancy edge scissors. So,,, I am trying to use those actual photos rather than just waste and reprint photos since I do not have it in me to throw the small cropped ones away!!

Happy Tuesday fellow bloggers :) I stumbled across this paper craft challenge and thought it sounded like a fun thing to do on this rainy day here in Kentucky. The challenge is from go there and check it out! I know I should probably be focusing on Halloween or something but yesterday I was working on this cute little bear building a snowman and had not yet done anything with him so today I added him to this card with polka dots and stripes just like the challenge called for. Hope you enjoy!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Here is a Christmas Card created last night. I pulled out the Cricut and used the Christmas Noel cartridge to create the hanging sign for this card and dug through one of my many drawers full of Christmas stamps and came up with this one. I think it turned out pretty cute even if I stayed up until 3am!!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Life is about change and nothing ever stays the same.

Well, here I go again....
Life is about change and nothing ever stays the same...

After very careful examination and a whole lot of contemplating, I have decided to close my beautiful store. I have just been pulled in too many directions lately and feel very torn between all of my obligations. I am and always will be a paper crafter and I am actually excited about the idea of being able to have more time for creating and not having to spend all of my extra time "working" for the store and worrying about the store. Also, I am a Night Owl and being able to scrapbook until the wee hours of the morning in my house while the husband and children sleep soundly will be very nice rather than leaving the house in the middle of the night to go down to the store and having my husband wake up and get scared to death because I am no where to be found will be quite a relief for both him and myself!!

To my wonderful friends and customers my doors are always open and I look forward to having you all visit me when the new house is ready. Then the Scrappy Hour Crops will resume and who knows, maybe we will even get my husband to cook for us.....

Monday, June 1, 2009

Celica's Sweet 16

Celica's Sweet 16
We celebrated in style! Celica, 7 of her girlfriends, her Aunt Pat and cousin Anna and friend, my dear friends Angie and Bridgett and their daughters--We spent the day at Fayette Mall in Lexington and then spent the night at the Hyatt Regency downtown. We went and took plenty of photos downtown and the girls enjoyed Horse Drawn Carriage rides (they are Kentucky girls after all!)

Friday, March 27, 2009

New items for the Etsy shop

Greetings! I know, it has been too long since my last post! I will try to improve here :) In the meantime, I am busily creating items for my Etsy shop. I am adding some pics here of some of my newest creations. I am especially pleased with the new card series I am working on called "Reach out and Touch Someone" Enjoy!

Friday, February 6, 2009

I've been busy making these super sweet party favor boxes.
I am attending a local show and so I am making a few samples to put on display at my table. I would like for customers to know that they can come into the shop for a BYOP (Bring your own paper) event and make such cute favors for their next event.
I can also make the favors for them too of course but I am trying to emphasize to the people here in my town that scrapbooking can be fun for anyone :)
I would love to hear anyone elses ideas too. During these tough economic times paper crafting is such a wonderful hobby to take your mind off your troubles and I am trying to come up with more affordable ideas for my customers so we can have fun and get through these tough times together.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009


These are simple cards that are simply sweet! I used the Cricut cartridge Paper Pups to make these. I actually really like the clean simplicity of these cards and I'm planning on making alot more :)

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

She's our newest baby

Here is the latest edition to our family: Molly

AKA: Molly, Molly Monster,

Little Miss Molly,

Molly Madness

She is the sweetest, craziest little puppy! Celica is holding her in all of these pictures.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Show and Tell Sunday

Crazy day today. We had a huge party for my husband and daughters Birthdays. Anyway, I will be adding pictures here for Show and Tell Sunday but it might take a little while. We got home from the party and when I remembered about today I went to take pictures and the camera is dead so I am recharging the batteries now. Pictures to come soon :)

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Happy Birthday Erick and Celica!

Post below should be dated May 21st! Their birthday is the 21st but the blog got posted on the 20th because it is 1am Eastern time zone :) Just don't want my husband and daughter to think that I can't remember the correct date of their birthdays!! Hugs and Kisses and Happy Birthday! Mommy