Wednesday, April 30

2014 Catalog Sneak Peek #1

Its been a busy day but I just had to play with the new Work of Art stamp set that we received at Stampin Up's Catalog Premiere on Monday night! I got to go with a group of my Demo friends & we had such a good time! The new catalog is chalk full of cool stuff & I can't wait to order one of everything! Lol!

Ok back to the point of my post...I Made A Video!
I finally have access to iMovie again so hopefully this will be a new video series called
Quick & Cute!
Please excuse the rambling, I was excited...Enjoy!

And just in case you missed the photos on the video- :)



Tuesday, April 29

Artisan Wednesday Wow

Alrighty well the big day has arrived to announce our Prize Winners! Thank you so much for all the comments and entries! Also a huge Thank You to Stampin Up for the wonderful prizes they will be sending out to our 10 lucky winners! Just a reminder the selected winners have 3 days to contact us with their addresses to claim their prizes or another winner will be chosen.

a Rafflecopter giveaway
So Rafflecopter has chosen lucky winner- Cairn C Kearns! Yay! Congrats Cairn!
Since I couldn't leave you with out a little eye candy-

Now its time to head over to see who won Alanna's fabulous prizes! 
Good Luck!

Tuesday, April 22

Artisan Wednesday Wow

Welcome to a special prize packed edition of the Artisan Design Team Blog Hop!
Today we are sharing the projects that we created for Stampin Up's Facebook page AND giving away some of the products we used on our creations!
So with out further ado...

We each got to pick from a list of products for our give ways.
I choose the Big Wish stamp set & the Silver Baker's Twine!
The perfect stamp set for packing up one of my favorite food groups...CAKE!
Yes its true, my name is Mercedes & I'm a Cupcake-aholic. Lol! But here is something you may not know about me I am not a big fan of chocolate (small fan? maybe.)...weird but it's probably the only time you will see me pass on having a cupcake! If I get to choose it's gonna be vanilla with white buttercream and I have been know to throw in some raspberry or lemon filling on occasion. Yum-A! Ok enough about that I have gained 5 pounds just talking about it... 

Now we come to the very popular Cake Pop! I know, right! Where the heck have these been all my life! Its Cake. On a stick People! Totally Adorbs!

And super duper easy to package using the new Tag Punches. The stick slides right through the holes & holds it closed. Three cheers for easy peasy!

Warning- after this hop you may be in a sugar coma but don't forget to enter to win prizes on each of our blogs!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

And after you enter head over to see what Alanna has baked up for you today!

P.S. Just because we are talking about sweet things thought I would share my favorite photo from my last newborn session- He was the sweetest little guy!

Don't forget to also check out the Leadership Projects Blog Roll...

Tuesday, April 15

Artisan Wednesday Wow

Welcome! It has been so fun to see all the trendy nautical themed projects from the team this month, so I figured I would jump on the band wagon...

This was my first attempt. It worked out perfect for my make n take project at our demo meeting.
Then I was checking out Pinterest & all these adorable nautical cards starting popping up! It was like they were reading my mind...weird. Anyway needless to say I was inspired to create another card-

This is a note card size 3 1/2 x 5 & I used the Circle Framelits for that thing. And just because these cards make me think of my Best Mate thought I would share a picture that I took last weekend-
Love this guy so very much! He is in Florida this week & we all miss him bunches. :(
Ok well that's all I have for ya so it's time to sail on over to visit the Spectacular Alanna Wharf!
Don't forget to also check out the Leadership Projects Blog Roll...

Tuesday, April 8

Artisan Wednesday Wow

Welcome back! Well April is certainly in full swing & so is the crazy weather changes apparently. Last week I told you how stormy it was here & today it is over 80 degrees. Cray Zee! But I love the warm weather so I am certainly not complaining. Anyway lets take a look at a little eye candy...

Now true confession time- Maybe none of you can relate but I have quite the collection of "Someday" items, you know the ones your husband tries to throw away & your like "No wait I am going to do something with that." Well this basket came from my "Someday" pile! Just a cheapy dollar store find but I knew it could be something more "Someday". Now I have a pretty basket to hand out my Easter treats at my demo meeting this week. Yay!

I gave it a little paint job since I wanted a kind of white washed look & then dressed it up with the Burlap & Blooms Simply Created Wreath Kit! (item#133333)
My crafty daughter actually went a little crazy with this kit & she wanted to put together ALL the flowers by herself. She did a great job too!
Well before you go I wanted to share a photo of the sweet baby I photographed last week-

Yeah almost makes me want to have another one. If only they stayed this little.
Ok on to visit Alanna!
Don't forget to also check out the Leadership Projects Blog Roll...

Tuesday, April 1

Artisan Wednesday Wow

Well April showers will hopefully be bringing May flowers because its been crazy stormy here in California! Anyway WELCOME! I hope you are enjoying the fresh batch of inspiration the Team has cooked up for you! Our box was full of all kinds of cool things so it was hard to decide what to use for todays project but I narrowed it down & came up with this...

Do you recognize that DSP? Oh wait that's not DSP...its the stickers from the Springtime Hello Simply Created Garland kit! (item#133330)
I have had babies on the brain since I found out I was pregnant.
April Fools! Anyway what I was going to say was -since I started doing baby photography. I have an appointment with a little sweet pea that has an owl themed nursery so I wanted to make her mama a thank you card for letting me be a part of capturing such a beautiful time in their lives. Above is the boy version & I will share the girl version after it has been delivered to the family just in case mama takes a peek  over here before tomorrow. She is a SU demo so you never know. Lol!
Ok time to fly over to Alanna's nest & see what she's got goin' on...
Don't forget to also check out the Leadership Projects Blog Roll...