Artisan Wednesday Wow

Tuesday, April 22


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!
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And after you enter head over to see what Alanna has baked up for you today!
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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!
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Don't forget to also check out the Leadership Projects Blog Roll...


http://mercedesweber.blogspot.com/search/label/Leadership-2014

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Artisan Wednesday Wow

Tuesday, April 15


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 the...um...yeah 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-
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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!
http://sleeplessstamper.com/2014/04/aww-apr-3/
 
Don't forget to also check out the Leadership Projects Blog Roll...
http://mercedesweber.blogspot.com/search/label/Leadership-2014
 
 

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Artisan Wednesday Wow

Tuesday, April 8

 
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! 
 
http://sleeplessstamper.com/2014/04/aww-apr-2/
 
 
Don't forget to also check out the Leadership Projects Blog Roll...
 
http://mercedesweber.blogspot.com/search/label/Leadership-2014
 

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Artisan Wednesday Wow

Tuesday, April 1

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...
 
http://sleeplessstamper.com/2014/04/aww-apr-1/
 
 
Don't forget to also check out the Leadership Projects Blog Roll...

http://mercedesweber.blogspot.com/search/label/Leadership-2014
 

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Five Days of Sale-a-Bration Day 1

Sunday, March 30


Well folks that's almost all she wrote for SAB 2014!
It feels like it just started & now its about over...waaaah!
I hope you were able to get all the goodies on your list & if not you have one more chance!
 
Today's project features the Petal Parade set-

 
I actually made this project for the Leadership display board & it was one of my favs! I was inspired by my friend & downline Stephanie when we were stamping together one night. We try to get together when the new catalogs come out just to play and make samples. Its always a good time!
 
 
This card is basically a CASE of  Stampin Up's concept artist, Kasia. (I think) I changed it up a little tiny bit though. Alrighty well don't forget tomorrow is the very last day to get your Sale-a-Bration order in. 
Hope you had a wonderful weekend!
I had my family over & got to do a photo shoot with my cousin & her baby so I was a happy camper!
 
 
 
 
   
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Don't forget to also check out the Leadership Projects Blog Roll...
 
http://mercedesweber.blogspot.com/search/label/Leadership-2014
 

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Five Days of Sale-a-Bration Day 2

Saturday, March 29

Well now we are down to the wire...only 2 days left to grab your free goodies! How about we sweeten the deal with more FREE STUFF!!!


 Just place an order with me by noon tomorrow (3/31) & leave a comment here with the name of the stamp set you would like to win! I will choose a winner tomorrow afternoon!
Alrighty on to the next project...

 
I created this card for a really sweet friend that I thought could use a little happy mail!
I have been trying to be better at sending little notes just to let people know they are special to me.
Ok well see ya tomorrow!
 


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


http://mercedesweber.blogspot.com/search/label/Leadership-2014

 

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Five Days of Sale-a-Bration Day 3

Friday, March 28

 
Happy Friday!
Ack! Only 3 days left to SALE-A-BRATE!!!!! On to project #3 in our countdown...
 
Isn't the See Ya Later stamp set adorbs?! I got crazy & busted out my sewing machine for this one, Lol! Yep, those banner pieces are from the SAB Banner kit! And tomorrows card also features more banner pieces! I hope you get yours before time runs out! See ya tomorrow...




 
 

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

http://mercedesweber.blogspot.com/search/label/Leadership-2014

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Five Days of Sale-a-Bration Day 4

Thursday, March 27

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 Welcome back to our 5 days of Sale-a-Bration!
Today I will share with you project #4 in our countdown...
 
So I am sure most of you have seem the beautiful muslin bag made by the FABULOUS Cindy Schuster for the SU  Leadership Display Boards but if not check it out HERE . I loved it so much I had to incorporate the design in to a card! This uses the beautiful SAB set "You're Lovely" & the Sweet Sorbet DSP.
 
Also on a side note are you kinda digging the new blog look?! I'm pretty excited about it & want to thank Jana @ Cutest Blog On The Blog for working so hard to get it up & running!
 
Ok gotta run, see ya tomorrow for SAB project #3...

 
 
 
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Don't forget to also check out the Leadership Projects Blog Roll...
http://mercedesweber.blogspot.com/search/label/Leadership-2014
 

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