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    Fenton Street Market

    This past Saturday I participated as a vendor at the Fenton Street Market.  It was a warm day so I am thankful that my mom hung in there with me most of the day until she snuck off with my nephew to enjoy a bit of the cool AC at the Border’s Book Store just up the street!  The walking traffic ebbed and flowed but during the slow times we had an opportunity to meet some of the great vendors that were there.  It is inspiring to be amongst such creativity.  I was also fortunate that Jennifer of Yummy and Company was my next door neighbor at the market.  Her jewelry is amazing and of course I spent a portion of what I made on a pair of great earrings.  She also shared some great advice which was priceless.  A cute little boy won my cards as part of the scavenger hunt.  He deserved to find them as he worked really hard.  Check out the Fenton Street Blog for more details on the hunt.

    I spent a couple of days leading up to the market at Pyramid Atlantic in Silver Spring where I print the majority of my cards and invitations.  I own a small table top press but for large jobs I utilize the vandercook presses at Pyramid.  Below are a couple of photos of me printing my “sunshine” card. Which is one of my absolute favorites.  I designed the card in Adobe Illustrator and then had a photopolymer plate made for printing.  My original plan was to print the card on charcoal gray cardstock but I didn’t like the results.  So I switched to plan b and incorporated gray with the envelope.  I love the results.

    Also check out the photos of my booth.  I wasn’t sure what I was going to do until the last minute but I enjoyed the final outcome and shoppers loved the wheatgrass.  It was definitely an attention grabber.  I am looking forward to participating in the Fenton Street Market again in the future and other craft shows.  Stay tuned and look out for the official launch of my etsy shop which will feature letterpress cards, fill-in invitations, letterpress scrapbook kits and more!