Tuesday, December 30

Finally Creating Again!

Today was the first time I had a chance to play with some of the goodies that came in my prize box. I used Paper Trey's Spring Moss ribbon, ink, & cardstock. I also got to stamp with the brand new Stampin Up hostess level 2 set Echoes of Kindness. This set is absolutely exquisite! I especially love this sentiment. Again I want to thank all of you for stopping by & leaving so many kind words, it truly has been a blessing to me.
God's Love & Blessings,
Mercedes
p.s. Don't forget to enter the Gingerbread House Contest! I have some great prizes for the winner! http://mercedesweber.blogspot.com/2008/12/gingerbread-house-contest.html Deadline extended to Jan 2.

Thursday, December 25

And the winner is....

I numbered the comments & had my cousin, Ashley, draw 5 winning numbers. So here are the winners..
#11 Cathleen H
#14 Callie
#16 Christine G
#20 Jose
#23 Staci Siwecki

CONGRATULATIONS!!!
Please email me your addresses, webers4jesus@sbcglobal.net , with the subject line blog winner & I will ship out your goodies next week!
Thanks so much to all who left such sweet comments & for coming by to check out my blog.

Christmas Blessings,
Mercedes

P.S.
I will also be putting together a PRIZE for my Gingerbread House card decorating contest so hope to see your entries by Dec 31!
See post here: http://mercedesweber.blogspot.com/2008/12/gingerbread-house-contest.html

Thursday, December 18

One Heck of a SURPRISE Blessing!!

My mom & I were out shopping this morning & came home to find a large box on the porch. I wasn't expecting anything, especially not what ended up being inside! I brought it in & found a letter from Paper Crafts Magazine congratulating me on winning the World Card Making Day 2008 Contest!!! Oh My Gosh Praise the Lord!! I was totally shocked, excited, & thankful to God. I started running & jumping around squealing. You would have thought I won the lottery! After about 10 minutes my mom asked don't you want to see what's in the box. Oh yeah...the box! Well here it is....

How fun is this! I entered the contest back in October & the rules stated that winners would be notified by November 3rd since I hadn't been contacted I assumed I hadn't won & forgot all about it. So I was really shocked to receive this awesome prize. I am so grateful to God for blessing me with the ability & passion to create. I also want to thank Paper Crafts & all of you who have left me such wonderful comments & sent me encouraging messages. It truly is much appreciated. Ok enough of my academy award speech LOL! But to show my deepest appreciation I want to share my prizes with you!! I will choose 5 winners on Christmas day. So just leave me a comment here to enter. Thanks for stopping by & hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

God's Love & Blessings,

Mercedes

p.s. Hopefully you will see my card published in the March/April issue of Paper Crafts!

If your interested in more info about the contests its here:
http://www.creatingkeepsakes.com/content/viewContest/10231/

Tuesday, December 16

Scallop Envelope Gift Card/Treat Holder

I had a bunch of left over brown scallop envelopes cut from Thanksgiving so I decided to see if I could come up with a Christmas project with them. So this is a super simple project that can be used to hold a gift card or I put in a ghirardelli chocolate square.


Cut 2 scallop envelopes & cut the 3 flaps off.

Stick them together as shown. Then you can insert a gift card or sweet treat & decorate as you'd like. Thanks for stopping by today. I look forward to seeing what you come up with!
Blessings,
Mercedes


Friday, December 12

December Stamp n Chat

A big THANK YOU to Annette for hosting this fun event every month & all my stampin buddies that come & share their creativity! I truly appreciate & enjoy stamping with everyone of you!
Last night was our monthly Demo Stamp n Chat & it was fabulous as always! We did a little gift exchange & this was the gift that I made. I even used some of the chocolate satin ribbon I have been hoarding from last year. LOL! I didnt want to just fill the jar with candy so I put a little krinkle filler & a gift card inside. Have a great weekend!

Blessings,
Mercedes

Monday, December 8

Gingerbread House Contest

Contest Details:
All entries are due by midnight JAN 2.
Entries will be judged on originality, creativity, & execution.
There are no vendor or supply restrictions.
Please post your entry here as a comment with a link to your project.
Winner will be announced by Jan 5th. Prize box will be mailed out shortly after that.
I am so excited to see what you come up with!
Please contact me if you have any questions.

House how to:
Start with a 7x 5 & 2 3x1/2 strips. Stick the 2 strips together to form a right angle.
Fold card in half & use your right angle as a guide to cut your "roof". Trace & cut. If you want the chimney trace & cut one side of the roof down only about an inch.

Now you have a basic house shape to start decorating!


Saturday, December 6

My little gingerbread guy needs a house...

This will be my very 1st Blog Contest!!

Monday I will be posting a gingerbread house decorating contest! I wanted to give you few days to think about your ideas. I have made a card template for a gingerbread house shaped card & I will upload it & more info on Monday. Hope you will play along! Now I have to run off & catch my flight. Have a great weekend!

Thursday, December 4