Saturday, November 26

50% Off 2 of My Favorites!

Just saw 2 of my favorite sentiment sets on the 50% off sale page! Many Merry Messages & On Your Birthday! Total Must Haves! Contact me soon to get yours at 50% off!




Wednesday, November 23

Mmmm Spice Cake!

So here is the little bag I have been working on.

I kept the embellishments very simple. I cut the fabric flowers with the Fun Flowers die. I used a bit of fabric stiffener on them so they would hold a bit of a shabby shape. This will be perfect for filling with homemade goodies or any small gift really. To make this bag I started with 3 pieces of the Spice Cake fabric 1- 12x5 & 2- 5x3. I may make some a bit bigger for Christmas to give sets of cards to my family. If I have any requests I can do a tutorial or you can check youtube.
I hope you & your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Also just a reminder the SU sale ends Nov 30th!

Tuesday, November 22

Rubber Ducky

Thought I'd pop in & take a quick break from the holiday themed stuff & share a baby card I made the other day. I love this little ducky image!
 Also wanted to let you know I have finally learned how to use my sewing machine!! Thanks to my hubby! I love you sweetie! It was one of my birthday year resolutions. Yes I know I need another hobby like I need more dsp. On my b day hubby took me down to sign up for a sewing class which took place last weekend & crazily my back was out so I couldn't go but my sweetheart went in my place! My HERO! He was the best student I'm sure & made a fabulous arm chair caddy to hold remotes & such. Not sure where to put it though since he chose Marvel Super Hero fabric LOL! Anyway when I was feeling better her taught me how to sew! Next on my list was to make a dress for my youngest daughter. Finished it today but she refuses to even try it on! My two older girls are more then willing to take it though. Its a cute shirt on them! Now on to project #3 which is a cute little drawstring bag made from Spice Cake fabric! O MY how I adore everything Spice Cake! The colors & patterns are just SOOO yummy! Hopefully I can photograph them & share tomorrow.
Hugs,
Mercedes  

Sunday, November 20

SU Sale!!!

Thanksgiving Already?!

Where does the time go? I have been busy making Thanksgiving cards for our family & friends. One of my camera lenses broke so my photos may not be that great until I can get a new one but I'll do my best.



Thanks for visiting today!

Saturday, November 12

It's been a Circus around here!

Just a super quick post..
Here is my 3rd project for U Stamp!  Full tutorial available @ www.ustampwithdawnandfriends.com Knockout Punches 2011.

Tuesday, November 8

Stamp a Stack #2

Its been a bumpy road but all 5 samples are done! I had to change 2 of the cards since one used my cricut & I can't for the life of me find the cords (that's why the Big Shot Rocks!) & for two I designed a card that uses the same stamp so I had to pick between the two cards. Anyway I am very happy with what I ended up with but I'd love to hear what you think!




  Thank you to the following stampers for sharing their beautiful work that inspired these cards!
Ilina Crouse
Jen Sannes
Patricia Boyce

2011's Last Technique Tuesday

I can't beleive I am preparing for the very last TT class of the year! Wow where did 2011 go!
Here is a peek at one of the projects we will be doing...




My camera couldn't pick up all the pretty sparkle but this little beauty shines!
I'll be back later with more shiny eye candy for you!

Monday, November 7

More SAS Samples!

I saw a beautiful card by Jen Sannes & I had to case it for the next Stamp a Stack. I have been playing with the idea of adding glitter to my embossing powders! For this card I put a scoop of silver glitter in with a scoop of silver embossing powder & it looks SO pretty IRL!


I love the adhesive sheets!! They made adding gems & glitter to this cute Christmas tree so easy! I used the new Stocking Accents die to cut the tree.

U Stamp Punches!

Woo Hoo 2 of my projects went live at U Stamp so I can share now! Here is the first one..

& here is the U Stamp link http://ustampwithdawnandfriends.com/ so you can get the tutorial! I promise, you don't want to miss this round of U Stamp. You will be getting over 50 Super Amazing projects made by some of the best SU designers! Stop by tomorrow for a peek at my second project.
Blessings,
Mercedes

Sunday, November 6

SAS #2

I promise I didn't forget! I have been working on way too many things but I will finish the samples & post them soon. For now here is card option #1...

Saturday, November 5

FREE DIGITAL DOWNLOADS!!!

I LOVE these little houses & the best part is they are part of the FREE Download! Hurry & get yours before Nov 7th!
http://mydigitalstudio.net/

Thursday, November 3

Not a winner but...

Well today I was over on the Paper Crafts Magazine blog to see what was going on with the World Card Making Day entries & I saw the list of winners, unfortunately I was not on the list. :( But they did have a photo of the cards they were judging & if you look toward the middle of the photo on the left you can catch a glimpse of my card! Click Here for the link to their blog post & here is my card...


Supplies:
Stamps- Plant Hope, Non-SU Sentiment
Cardstock- Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy, Whisper White
Ink- Not Quite Navy, White Craft
Accessories- Northern Flurry Embossing Folder, Baja Breeze Seam Binding, White Embossing Powder, Basic Jewels

Wednesday, November 2

Happy Birthday To Me!

First off yes its 2 a.m. but what better way to start celebrating my b-day then hanging out in my stamp room! Actually I was going to go to bed a couple hours ago but just as I crawled in to bed hubby got a call & had to go back to work so I thought I'd try to wait up for him since he had just got home a couple hours before he had to go again. But I praise GOD he has a job! Anyway back to the card...

Woo Hoo just heard hubby pull up so I gotta run!

Tuesday, November 1

Counting Down The Days!!

I am SO excited about this round of U Stamp with Dawn and Friends! It focuses on my favorite tools...PUNCHES! Trust me these gals have designed some stuff that's gonna Knock Your Socks OFF!! I've got a few cute projects in there as well!
The party has already started with 2 super adorable bonus projects & it's really going to be rockin when it officially opens on November 4th! If you haven't signed up yet you better hurry on over!