Aug 29, 2013

Halloween Build a banner kit

this is only half of what the Halloween Banner
 accessory kit comes with
#132698  for  $9.95 

I also used the Build a Banner  kit # 133597 
that has the canvas pennants, the stencils, jute twine, 
and the stampin spritzers in it.

to order your own kit 
visit my Stampin Up 

Aug 27, 2013

happy Halloween heat embossing and brayer tutorial by sherrill graff

start by stamping the Happy Halloween stamp on your versamark pad
then into your pumpkin pie pad

stamp the image onto white cardstock and heat emboss
using clear powder

Next stamp the spatter image from the grunge set over the 
halloween stamp using wisteria wonder ink.

Stamp the swirl image from the everything elanor set 
using versa mark and white embossing powder

brayer item # 102395

punch out a circle 
from a post it note
so the sticky can keep it in place
Stamp the image below in pumpkin pie

then using your Stampin Up Brayer
and a Daffodil Delight ink pad
cover the entire area

then brayer  wisteria wonder  around the edges
We don't have to be as good at this as 
michelle zindorf 
to still have a LOT of fun!

Michelle was here in Las Vegas with Kay, Barbara and I
I'll see if I can find a photo and post it here later.

Here is my finished card

what do you think?

was this tutorial helpful?

also a brayer is my clue on the treasure hunt we are having
here is a link to that post

The treasure hunt has great prizes too

May God bless you and your family, 
Sherrill Graff  

if you don't own a brayer...
go here and buy a brayer and start creating! 

Brayer And Rubber Attachment102395
Use a brayer for special-effects backgrounds and uniform inking on large stamps.
* Includes handle and soft rubber attachment
* Attachment dimensions 4-1/2” wide by 1-1/4” in diameter

after I posted this I decided to come back today and add these words
Pintrest is such a fun place to find ideas and to share ideas but we NEED TO remember how important it is to walk away from the computer to create that card, or paint that bookshelf, or prepare that meal.

Don't just dream about it, do it!

May God bless all of us that pintrest, facebook and other social media are used as a tool to help us do more, be more, and experience more life. 

so today, I'll be cleaning house, preparing a meal for my family, 
making some cards just for the fun of it.

May you be blessed as you experience LIFE too.

Aug 24, 2013

artist spotlight and fellow stampin up demonstrator Jaime Barnette

Jaime says:
I have only been a Demo since Feb 2012 
but am completely IN LOVE with the products
I am a married mother of 2 - Frankie 6, lillie 4
I live in the UK 
I started out scrapbooking nearly 14yrs ago and 
only really got into card making last year when 
I was introduced to Stampin Up

my favorite current products are
Mixed Bunch 
Mosaic Madness, Mosaic punch and emboss folder
I physically cried when they didnt carryover Twitterpatted :(
I couldnt live without my newly purchased Ink Caddy and my Big Shot

go check out 
Jaime Barnett's blog

Mixed Bunch Workshop - 5 cards and desktop box using 2013-2015 Incolours

Mixed Bunch Teachers gifts - gift bag, postit note holder and pen, card and flowers

Twitterpatted scrapbook page taken from SU Training event

Jaime is also participating in our Late Night Stamper Fall Treasure Hunt

Aug 23, 2013

My art is on her blog button

If your art has been featured or spotlighted on my blog
you may post this image on your blog

You may post this image on your blog
to brag about it

here is the link so your viewers can 
see how wonderful your art is!

card making - scrapbooking - paper craft supplies

Product I love that make a big difference in my life

the big shot was the BEST tool I ever purchased
I love how it cuts things out for me
it also dry embosses
which makes my projects look wonderful!

You can get a big shot half price when you have a good sized workshop
yes catalog workshops count too

 This is a little set of banner cutters for the bis shot. It allows me to make all sorts of cute things to sell at my  craft fairs. The banner above was sold for $3.50  and the profit from each banner was donated to the Ronald McDonald House in Las Vegas to buy household paper products like paper plates and plastic ware for the families to use while they stay there.

Can't say enough about this butterfly embosslet it embosses 
and cuts the butterflies out at the same time!

This leaf die is one of my favorites right now

Every banner kit I made for my last scrapbok crop 
sold out in minutes
the Large one above I charged $9.50 

the small one below I charged $3.50 
and the profit went to the Ronald McDonald House.

Right now I am in love with butterfly punches!

look how good the punch looks when it cuts
our our designer series paper
I used paper from the clearance rack

paper on the clearance rack is as low as $2.19 for 12  12X12 sheets!!!
most of our paper is double sided as well
and it's NOT thin like dollar store paper

the owl punch is just fun!
these are owls with their feet cut off turned upside down 
to make ghosts

the owl punch also makes flowers and all sorts of fun stuff


and a chick

 these snowflake thinlits by sizzex cut out beautiful snowflakes!

I love my ink holder

did you know it turns so I can easily get at any color of ink
I wish to work with! 

By the way,
all our ink colors, cardstocks
and ribbons match!!!

The last thing I want to talk about are 
adhesives "MUST HAVES"
these hold things like little bows, and buttons
to the card or page 
really well!

sticky strip is a must for 3-D projects
once you use this they will NOT come apart!

snail is what I use for my scrapbooking
it has a refill that gives you a better price
so save the dark half when you run out and 
just order the refill

pop dots or dimentionals make
flowers and butterflies 
pop off the page.

They are thin enough you can still use them in scrapbooks

this is the best glue for holding together 
paper flowers!

this paper flower is stuck to the top of a pen.
we learned how to make these from a fellow stampin up demonstrator 
at convention this past July

be sure to look for the kits we have in the catalog
they take about an hour to put together 
but all the thinking is done for you.

we have Snowflake Kits 
and this fun Halloween Kit too

 Be sure to shop my Website

or contact me if you are intrested in classes or workshops

or to read about our 2014 events at the Radisson Go Here

May God bless you and your family, 
Sherrill Graff 


Aug 22, 2013

stampin up demonstrators sharing their talent

thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment

such a cute project from a friend I just had to share

this other one is from a stampin up demonstrator as well

so many cute things to make, so little time!

Stampin Up demonstrators and customers 
can pin their samples and ideas to this board


or to read about our 2014 events at the Radisson Go Here


Aug 14, 2013

back to school idea from a fallow stampin up demonstrator

I hope she feels this is a compliment
me sharing her ideas with my readers

please see the link below to visit her blog!

I love that she added a starbucks card
(I don't drink coffee but I know many people who do)

to see more of her work
go here

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