Thursday, April 29, 2010

Royal Blog Tour!








Welcome to the Royal Blog Tour! I decided to use the Very Thankful set because I think it is just too cute but also because some of the profit from the sale of this set goes to the Ronald McDonald House!:)

My first project is a card using the Petal Card die. I decided to put it on the front of a card and add my image INSIDE the die!

I made my second project because I have been drinking a lot of different teas lately and I thought it would be neat to have a way to share some tea with friends. I used the Scallop Envelope Die to create a tea bag holder.

My third project uses the Two Tags die to make a mini candy bar holder. I decorated the outside and slipped a sugar free Hershey bar inside.

My final project is another card and it also uses the Scallop Envelope Die. This time I adhered the die cut to the front of a card and slipped a message into the envelope.

I am offering Blog Candy during the tour! The blog candy is a handmade Rag Bag made by me for YOU! :) You can see a sample HERE. I bet you are wondering just HOW you can win a bag similar to this!? All you have to do is the following:

1. Post a comment on this post!
2. Follow my blog!

That's it! I will pick the winner on Monday! Your bag will be mailed to you in about 2 weeks!

Happy Hopping!:)



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Saturday, March 6, 2010

Convention 2010!

Plan to attend Stampin Up Convention 2010 with us on July 21-24, 2010

OUR LNS events start on Monday July 19th and end on Saturday July 24th with Patsy's WOW
event after convention is over.

$180 gives you the "I want it all package"
or you can pick from the events below

Send your payment to istmpnv@aol.com using pay pal
or mail a check to
Sherrill Graff
605 Kendrick Place
Boulder City NV 89005
if you are sending a check e-mail me and let me know so I can hold your spot.

Monday July 19th will be a 8:30 AM stamp camp 8 great projects $90 OPEN
we supply everything except adhesive
Monday Stamp Camp projects are the same on both days

Monday 2 PM shoe box swap $35 OPEN
please bring a project to share with 6 people and a finished project to enter into the contest

Monday Night 7 PM WOWevent by Tami $10 OPEN
bring your camera and a note pad
the WOW demonstrations are different on both days.
all at the Radisson


Tuesday July 20th will be a 8:30 AM stamp camp 8 great projects $90 OPEN

followed by a Tuesday 2 PM shoe box swap $35 OPEN
please bring a project to share with 6 people and a finished project to enter into the contest

then the Tuesday Night 7 PMReunion party 3 fun projects$35OPEN
we supply everything except adhesive all at the Radisson



Wednesday July 21 Anything New Swap 75+1 at the Radisson behind Convention on sign in day

Wednesday Sign In Day 2pm-4pm Shoe Box Swap Hosted by Mary and Brenda $35 OPEN
please bring a project to share with 6 people and a finished project to enter into the contest
at the Radisson


then a Saturday July 24th 6 PM WOWevent by Patsy $10 OPEN
bring your camera and a note pad
at the Radisson
the WOW demonstrations are different on both days.

All events have prizes and give-a-ways.
May God bless you and your family,
Sherrill Graff istmpnv@aol.com

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Rag Bags





So, I decided to make a rag bag, after seeing Angie Kennedy Juda's video on how to make them! They are so much easier than I thought they were going to me! So, I made myself one and my best friend's teen daughter loved it, so I made her a messenger bag version for her birthday! I was a little worried since I didn't have a pattern for the messenger bag, but I decided to just sketch it out and it worked out fine!:)


Thursday, January 14, 2010

Sale-a-Bration Sets!




Not sure what you want to buy in order to get your FREE Sale-a-Bration item(s)?? Maybe I can help! I have put together a few really cool sets that total right over $50, so this is a no-brainer! Just buy one of these sets, and you get to choose a FREE Sale-a-Bration item!:) If you order 3 sets(or go to my store page and order $150 worth of product) you will get HOSTESS CREDIT on top of your FREE Sale-a-Bration item(s)!!



I {Heart} Hearts
Clear Mount Option:

Sending Love Designer Series Paper 11.95
5/8" Real Red Satin Ribbon: 8.95
I {Heart} Hearts Clear Mount Stamp Set: $18.95
Clear Block E: 11.95
1 FREE Sale-a-Bration item of your choice!
$61.40 includes tax and shipping!


FREE Sale-a-Bration Item





I {Heart} Hearts
Wood Mount Option:

I {Heart} Hearts Wood Mount Stamp Set: 26.95
Sending Love Designer Series Paper: 11.95
5/8" Real Red Satin Ribbon: 8.95
Small Heart Punch: 5.95
1 FREE Sale-a-Bration item of your choice!
$63.78 includes tax and shipping!

FREE Sale-a-Bration Item







Birds and Blooms Option:
2 Step Bird Punch: 14.95
Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper: $24.95
Sweet Pea Stitched Felt: $7.95
On Board Bird Book: 4.95
1 FREE Sale-a-Bration item of your choice!
$62.59 includes tax and shipping!

FREE Sale-a-Bration Item





January Stamp Club

These are the projects I did for my Stamp Club this month! We had a lot of fun and the girls loved everything we made!!:)



This is a bookmark we made using the Two Tags die cut, scallop circle punch and the Build a Brad. First we cut the tags. Then we punched the scallop circle and inked around the edges using contrasting ink. We then cut between every 2 scallops. We turned the whole thing over and using the non-pointy end of our paper piercer and our mat from the mat pack, we rubbed all the "petals" to make them more dimensional. Then we made our brad using the Razzleberry Lemonade DSP and the Build a Brad. We attached the brad and flower to the tag. We then stamped the Love You Much from the Well Scripted stamp set onto the bottom of the "book mark." Then we used the uniball white gel pen to go over the words.



We used popping pastels for this one. We stamped the images from the Love Bandit stamp set in Versamark and embossed them. Then we used the Stampin' Pastels and a cotton ball OVER the embossed images and around them. The owl was embossed and attached with a dimensional. I then stamped Love You Much from the Well Scripted set and drew over it with my white uniball gel pen. I used the new Pinking Hearts border punch for the bottom, added a strip of blue under it and used the uniball pen again to make dots along the bottom.


I don't like this one, I messed it up. Anyway, we did emboss resist on this using the Eastern Blooms set. We stamped the flower with Versamark and embossed. Then we sponged ink all over the paper and then wipe off the flower with a paper towel so it pops. I then layered and used my uniball gel pen.


This was a simple card I made for my club members. I used the Razzleberry Lemonade DSP and just cut a strip and adhered it to the center of the card. Then I punched a circle for the Build-a-Brad and made a brad to match. The sentiment is from the new Chat Room rub-ons.


Let's see, what first? lol We used the Petals a Plenty embossing folder, and embossed aluminum foil. Then we took the Top Note die and cut it once, then turned the die cut and cut it again to get a different shape. We then used the Circle Circus stamp in Versamark and then embossed it. We used brads on the corners. I also used one of the white brads from the Hardware set for the middle of one of the circles. I then used my uniball white pen to write on the card.



This one was using the technique of Pulling Pastels. I took a cotton ball and used our Stampin' Pastels and "sponged" 3 different colors over the dark card stock. Then I took the stamp from Circle Circus and stamped it in Versamark. Then I stamped over the sponged paper. This caused the area that was stamped to not be sponged with pastel anymore. For the layered piece, I used Versamark again with another Circle Circus stamp and the Love You Much stamp from the mini, stamped the images, and embossed with clear embossing powder.The girls at Stamp Club LOVED this card!!


Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Sale-a-Bration!


It's Sale-a-Bration time!! Last year at this time was when I decided to join Stampin' Up as a demonstrator! Why? Because I got 15% off my start kit as well as an extra FREE stamp set(which I chose the Define Your Life set!) I'm so glad I decided to take that step and become a demonstrator! I have made many new friends thanks to my new business!

Also, the other great thing about Sale-a-Bration is that you can earn exclusive stamp sets(as well as punches and paper packs) FREE! Spend $50 with me and you can choose 1 FREE item from the Sale-a-Bration catalog, which you can download: HERE!


Oh, and I have mentioned that we now have Clear Mount stamps!?? This is so awesome! They are still the same best-quality Stampin' Up rubber, only they are die cut and mounted in a way that you use a clear block with them. But guess what? Stampin' Up is such a great company that they are not getting rid of their wood mount stamps... they are giving us CHOICES!! We can choose between a Clear Mount stamp or a Wood Mount stamp! Awesome, huh? You can see these new stamps in our New Occasions Mini Catalog: HERE!



Shop my store 24/7 to see all the new stuff we have, including our new punches, which are easier to handle and take up much less storage space! Shop with me HERE!

E-mail me about joining my team and all the fun that is involved!


Saturday, January 2, 2010

Top Note Weave Variation

I don't want to run this one into the ground lol but I figured out another way to do it so I thought
I would share it.

Cut a piece of card stock 5" x 5". Cut slits in the card stock half an inch apart, 4.5" long. Cut strips of Designer Series Paper 5 x 1/2". Weave the DSP into the card stock, THEN run the whole thing through the Big Shot using the Top Note die.

Here are pictures: