Wednesday, January 25

Whats Up Wednesday!

It feels like a ton has happened since last week! Where to start....Ok so yesterday we celebrated my baby girls 2nd B-Day!
She is still small enough to bathe in the kitchen sink! Love that!
I had a chance to frame one of the make n take projects from Leadership! It looks so cute on my display shelf & inspires me to go after my dreams. Leadership was such a fabulous experience! I was so blessed to have been able to go. The absolute highlight for me was spending time with an amazing friend & really realizing what Stampin Up is all about! Yes the products are super fabulous but its really all about relationships. The products are just a way to build , strengthen, & nurture those relationships that are so dear to us. Putting a smile on the face of those we love is such a priceless gift. Like smiles, stamping transcends gender, age, occupation, education, & social status. It gives us a chance to just have fun, create, connect & build friendship with each other! It was an amazing thing to realize that if it had not been for my love of stamping I would not have met a group of women that I cherish so dearly. I am blessed to call them my friends! Every time we get together face to face or in cyberspace I really appreciate the fact that they are choosing to spend time with me & letting me share a bit of what I love with them!
One of my goals in 2012 is to share more of what I love with others by offering the amazing opportunity of becoming a Stampin Up Demonstrator to as many as I can & having more home parties so others can have an opportunity to get together with friends & just have FUN! I think we can all use a bit more FUN in our lives! Ok on that note I have got to go get ready for the FUN I get to have tomorrow at my SALE-A-BRATION KICK OFF PARTY! Hope you can make it!

Sunday, January 22

P.S. I Love You!

I am so glad to be home! Yesterday was a crazy day! The total highlight though was when my friend Lynda talked me in to going over to meet Shelli! Which would have been fun but it turned in to an incredible experience when Shelli recognized my name & said "Mercedes Weber, You are like the queen of punches right?". She said she remembered picking me as a challenge winner on her blog! OMGOSH! OMGOSH! OMGOSH! Are you serious did Shelli Gardner just say that she knew who I was?!!! So needless to say by now I am completely blushing & smiling like I'm in a toothpaste commercial so I might look silly in the pictures we got to take with her but it was such an honor to meet her. I will upload the pictures when I get them from Lynda.
Ok now how about a little eye candy!
I LOVE the P.S. I Love You set from the Occasions mini! I saw this super cute display at Leadership & thought you might like to see it too!

I'll be back tomorrow to show you more of the beautiful displays from Leadership!

Wednesday, January 18

Heart Sachet

I love the new heart framelits! I was so excited when I ran our beautiful fabric through & it cut perfectly! My sweetie was so super amazing & sewed these lovely gifts for a couple of friends I met up with here in San Antonio. Today was a big day of SU announcements! One of my favorites is a new diagonal score insert for our lovely Simply Scored! Woo Hoo!
Plus today we got a TON of FREE PRODUCTS!!! I'll be back tomorrow with more updates!

I also wanted to say a big Hi & Thank You to those of you that have been so sweet to come up to me & let me know that you read my blog! It is so exciting to know that people enjoy my projects as much as I enjoy creating them! Big Hugs!

Whats Up Wednesday! (Kinda)


Hello from SAN ANTONIO! It's been a crazy day & I am so glad me & my friend Lynda made it here! I am running on like 1 hour of sleep. We had our Make n Take session & we got some fun new stuff to play with. I can't wait to show you some of the card ideas I have for an up coming class but for now I have one of the swap cards I made for Leadership. This card features the new Sale a Bration DSP & matching stamp set! I went with a color combo thats very different than my usual style but I'm really lovin it! Anyway I am super tired but I hope to be back tomorrow to update you more on whats going on here. ;)


Sunday, January 15

Last 2 SCORE projects!

Hello Friends!
I just saw Dawn has posted my other 2 projects for the Lets Score event so I can share them with you now if you haven't already taken a peek at them on the U Stamp site.
I loved designing these sweet projects! Hope you enjoy them as much as I did!

Wednesday, January 11

Whats Up Wednesday!

Well it's now offically one week before Leadership! Next Wednesday I will be up before dawn to head off to San Antonio! I can't beleive it has come so fast. I am so extremely grateful to be going with my dear friend Lynda! Anyway lets talk about what's been going on this week. Today I got to have lunch with my sweetie, which is very rare, & I took my kids to their favorite park. =)
This week (meaning Wednesday to Wednesday) seems to have passed by at warp speed! I finished up my U Stamp tutorials, went shopping for a few home improvement items (really looking forward to getting those done), still wiping runny noses, wish I had got some swaps done for Leadership but just didn't make any great accomplishments in that area, also wish I had gotten more organizing done but that didn't happen too much either.
Reading Mathew 7 & getting some deep revelation on some things, actually feels more like open heart surgery. I may share more about that later. Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, January 10

Found Cards!


My computer has WAY too much stuff on it so I have been deleting a lot of stuff & I found a few cards that I photographed but never uploaded so I thought I'd share them over the next couple days!
I made this card for Paper Crafts Stampin Royalty contest last year (I think??). The picture isn't the greatest as I am sure I was rushing it out the door to the post office at the last minute because as my hubby would say "That's how I roll!". Thanks for stopping by today! I'll be back tomorrow with a "Whats Up Wednesday!"

Sunday, January 8

Sweet & Simple Cards!



This was my first project for this round of U Stamp! I love it! If you would like the full tutorial head on over to U Stamp with Dawn & Friends & sign up for the Score 2012 event! There are a ton of amazing projects over there! Hope you're having a wonderful day!

Friday, January 6

Flying Heart & Ice Cream

Just a quick post to share varations of 2 of the cards I made for the last round of swaps...

Thanks for taking a peek!

Wednesday, January 4

Whats Up Wednesdays!

For 2012 I thought it would be fun to start a weekly post titled "Whats Up Wednesdays" so I could kind of keep a record of things that are going on in my life. So here we go...
Today I am taking care of 2 sick kids & working on swaps. On Christmas Eve my hubby & I had a talk about finding a better balance & organizing my crafting life. I have to admit for the last few months things have been quite out of hand around here. My office & some other rooms looked like an episode of horders. I have been making cards on my office floor for the last couple months because my desk was so cluttered I couldn't find any space to work. So I made a decision that I just was not going to live like that anymore. It really was making me miserable so for the last few days I have spent cleaning up. I am very happy to say that I made a ton of progress! I started in my girls room, then the dining room where I have my classes, & on to my office. I have been working in there for 7 days so that should give you some idea of how bad it was. It's still not done but I actually made over 50 swaps cards at my desk this week! Maybe I'll share a photo once its done.
Here's a little peek at one of the swap cards I made:
Now I have to clean up this mess so I can get started on making my swaps for Leadership! I'll be back tomorrow to show you the other cards I made.
Blessings!