Thursday, April 29, 2010

Royal Blog Tour "Monogram Sweet"

"Welcome to my Castle.  I hope you "royally" enjoy the projects I've prepared for your visit."

My featured stamp set is "Monogram Sweet".  I have made two projects using this set.  The first one is a wedding invitation.  I used Pale Plum and Whisper White card stock.  I used the scallop trim border punch and the white satin ribbon.  I also used the Big Shot and the textured impressions embossing folder "Elegant Bouquet" on the Pale Plum card stock. (I also used the Wedding Sweet stamp set)

Here is the inside of the invitation.....

Here is the outside of the invitation....

The second project is a stationary folder.  I used Dusty Durango and Whisper White card stock.  I used the Dusty Duramgo 1/2" polka-dot grosgrain ribbon.  I also used the Big Shot and the textured impressions embossing folder "Elegant Bouquet"on the outside and inside Whisper White card stock.  (I used the medallion from the Together Forever stamp set.)

Here is the outside front of the folder....

Here is the outside back of the folder....

and here is the inside "pockets" of the folder.....(the bottom pockets will fit a standard size card)

If you are interested in the template for these projects, check back on my blog at a later date or leave me a comment with your email address.

"I hope you've enjoyed your visit to my Castle.  You can board your coach and continue down this Royal Path by clicking on one of the ruby glass slippers below."

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

National Scrapbooking Month Promotion

Promotion Dates: May 1-31, 2010

Promotion Details:

May is National Scrapbooking Month--the perfect time for you to share your love of scrapbooking with your customers and increase your May sales and recruiting.

To assist you in this, we're offering a special promotion for the month of May: purchase a qualifying scrapbooking stamp set or the My Digital Studio software and receive a FREE package of Designer brads--choose from four designs!

Make a list of customers with whom you could share the fun of stamping and scrapbooking, then call them to see if they'd like to schedule a May scrapbooking workshop.

Qualifying products and Designer brads are listed below:

Stamp sets

Page Description Wood-Mount Item Wood-Mount Price Clear-Mount Item Clear-Mount Price

Extreme Elements
115181 $26.95 --- ---

Framed with Love**
114389 $27.95 --- ---

113706 $27.95 --- ---

Circle Circus
115778 $28.95 --- ---

Elements of Style
118611 $27.95 120045 $19.95

119910 $27.95 120105 $19.95

Elements de style
119900 $27.95 120099 $19.95

Rough Type
118659 $26.95 120072 $18.95

Sentimental Journey
118513 $23.95 120075 $17.95

First Day
118521 $23.95 120051 $17.95

Camino a la Escuela
120152 $23.95 120154 $17.95
*From Summer Mini Catalog
**Last Chance stamp set!

My Digital Studio software

Page Description Item Price
32* My Digital Studio 118108 $79.95
*From Summer Mini Catalog

Designer brads

Page Description Item Retail Price Price with Qualifying Purchase

Flower Designer brads
112579 $5.95 FREE

Filigree Designer brads
112577 $5.95 FREE

Circle Designer brads
112571 $5.95 FREE

Star Designer brads
112572 $5.95 FREE

Things to Remember:

* Orders may be placed on any order type (customer, demonstrator, workshop, or online).
* There are no limits and is no minimum purchase to qualify for this promotion.
* Framed with Love and Certified stamp sets will be part of the 2010 Last Chance list.
* For each qualifying product purchased (see above for details), customers will receive one free package of Designer brads.
* Free Designer brads will not automatically be added to orders. Because there are four free items to choose from, demonstrators and customers will need to order the qualifying item first and then add the free item.
* A warning will pop up reminding customers and demonstrators to redeem their free item(s) if they try to close the order without adding them.
* Hostesses will not receive free Designer brads if they select a qualifying item as a hostess award.
* Order deadlines:
o Phone: Friday, May 28, 2010; 6:50 PM (MT)
o OEX or Online: Monday, May 31, 2010; 11:50 PM (MT)

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Cards for Advertising - Butterfly

Here goes day 3!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Cards for Advertising Day 2

Here is day 2 of my Cards for advertising.  Hope you like it!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Cards for Advertising Day 1

For the next several days, I will be posting cards that are being made for me to hand out to people I come in contact with.  So here goes Day 1.....

Lat Night Stampers Convention Events

Going to Stampin' Up! Convention 2010 in Salt Lake City, Utah? ... think about this :)

Prizes, prizes, and more prizes!!!! 
Late Night Stampers... WANTS YOU!!!
If you are going to Stampin' Up! Convention this year, 2010, consider going early. Join the Late Night Stampers -- which is FREE! -- and join us at the following pre-Convention events. Love them! 
Learn more about joining HERE or copy and paste:

Plan to attend Stampin Up Convention 2010 with us on July 21-24, 2010  at Salt Lake City, Utah!

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 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 FULL
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 FULL
please bring a project to share with 6 people and a finished project to enter into the contest

then the Tuesday Night 7 PM Reunion party 3 fun projects$35 FULL
we supply everything except adhesive all at the Radisson

Wednesday July 21 Anything
New Swap 75+1
the Radisson

behind Convention on sign in day

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 WOW event 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

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Cheep Talk Bag

I sat down this evening and used my " Cheep Talk" Stencils on a cream hand bag I had.  I used the Earth Elements Craft Stampin'Spots as the ink.  This was a very simple projects and was completed in about 30 minutes.  The bag would make a cute gift!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Stampin' Up!® Announces Color Renovations


What does this Color Renovation mean? 
  • 30 Current Colors will retire
  • 5 New Colors will be added
  • 3 Current In Colors will not retire
  • 7 Past In Colors will return

Stampin' Up! will be streamlining its color families to include 40 Colors (4 color families of 10 colors each).  The families will be named Brights, Neutrals, Regals, and Subtles. The new collection of colors is fresh, current, and BEAUTIFUL!!!  I absolutely LOVE the changes! 

These exciting new color collections will be available with the new Stampin' Up! catalog in July.  Can't wait?  Become a DEMONSTRATOR now and you can order them early during the demonstrator pre-order period!!!!! 

What colors are retiring?
  • Pale Plum
  • Lavender Lace
  • Almost Amethyst
  • Sage Shadow
  • Mellow Moss
  • Barely Banana
  • Apricot Appeal
  • Blush Blossom
  • Pink Passion
  • Pixie Pink
  • Orchid Opulence
  • Lovely Lilac
  • Brilliant Blue
  • Glorious Green
  • Green Galore
  • Gable Green
  • Yoyo Yellow
  • Only Orange
  • Summer Sun
  • Really Rust
  • Ruby Red
  • Cameo Coral
  • Creamy Caramel
  • Close to Cocoa
  • Bordering Blue
  • Brocade Blue
  • Ballet Blue
  • Taken with Teal
  • Handsome Hunter
  • Going Grey
In Color Collection (either staying for 2 more yrs or returning for 2 more yrs)! 
  • Melon Mambo
  • Rich Razzleberry
  • Pacific Point
  • Tangerine Tango
  • River Rock
  • Soft Suede
  • Riding Hood Red
  • Pink Pirouette
  • Baja Breeze
  • Wild Wasabi
NEW colors being added: 
  • Daffodil Delight
  • Early Espresso
  • Cajun Craze
  • Cherry Cobbler
  • Marina Mist
  • Kraft will be renamed Crumb Cake.  Coordinating cardstock, as well as ink pads and markers!!

Don't wait to stock up on cardstock, ink refills, and coordinating ribbon and accessories in all of your favorite retiring colors!  You can order 24/7 via my website .  I hope you are as excited about these changes as I am!  BRAVO, Stampin' Up!

Friday, April 2, 2010

"Pretty In Pink" Stamping Club

"Pretty In Pink" Stamping Club

Just a quick note to let you know that members of the "Pretty in Pink" Stamping Club will be meeting on the following dates through the end of the year at Pleasant Grove UMC in the quilting room:

  • March 20th from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. Hostess: Jenny S.
  • April 17th from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. Hostess: Kelsie B.
  • May 15th from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. Hostess: Katie M.
  • June 19th from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. Hostess: Kay S.
  • July 16th from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Hostess:  Brenda H.
  • August 20th from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.  Hostess:  Gina Langston. 
  • September 17th from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. Hostess: Katie M.
  • October 16th from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. Hostess: Vicki M.
  • November date/time TBD.  Hostess:  Alicia or Tammy. 
  • December date/time TBD.  Hostess:  Alicia or Tammy. 
Not a "Pretty in Pink" Stamping Club member? Sound like fun? New clubs forming! Just buy $15 in product (of your choice) each month for 10 months and you earn all the free hostess benefits for 1 of those months! Choose to do a double membership and be hostess for 2 months! Grab some friends and create your own club! Long-distance/internet clubs also welcome!! Just email me and I will send you all the information!

Guests are welcome for free the first time they attend club meeting; however, I do ask that you notify me in advance so that we may plan to have enough make and takes. Repeat guests may join a club or pay a $15 fee.

Two-Step into Spring Promotion

Two-Step into Spring Promotion
Promotion Dates: April 1-30, 2010
Promotion Details
Host a $350 workshop and receive the brand-new Two-Step Awash with Flowers stamp set FREE!

Item  Description 
117062 Awash with Flowers (wood-mount) 
120549  Awash with Flowers (clear-mount)

Two-Step into spring with a sneak peek from the 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog! Be the first to add the Awash with Flowers stamp set to your collection.

Item  Description  Price 
117062  Awash with Flowers (wood-mount)  $39.95 
120549  Awash with Flowers (clear-mount)  $27.95

Plus, purchase spring-themed Two-Step Stampin' sets at 20 percent off the retail price--no additional purchase necessary! Qualifying stamp sets are listed below:

Item  Page  Description  Discount Price 
113824  94 Greenhouse Garden  $20.76 
113734  98  Fifth Avenue Floral  $19.96 
111578  101  Flower Fancy  $29.56 
113258  112  Trendy Trees  $14.36 

Things to Remember
  • The Awash with Flowers stamp set is a sneak peek from the 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog and will not be available again until the release of the new Idea Book & Catalog. Make sure your customers and hostesses take part in this exclusive opportunity!
  • Order deadlines:

    • Phone: Friday, April 30, 2010; 6:50 PM (MT)
    • OEX and Online Ordering: Friday, April 30, 2010; 11:50 PM (MT)
Hostess Promotion:
  • You must place your order on a workshop, customer, or demonstrator order to qualify. Online orders are not eligible for this part of the promotion.
  • There is a limit of one free Awash with Flowers stamp set per workshop; the reward is for reaching the $350 workshop level, and is not incremental.
  • Qualifying hostesses may choose either the wood-mount or clear-mount set. Please note: Clear-mount blocks are not included with the clear-mount set (blocks C and H are recommended this set).
Customer Promotion:
  • You may place your order on any order type (customer, demonstrator, workshop, or online).
  • There are no limits, and there is no minimum purchase to qualify for the 20 percent off.
  • The 20 percent off discount does not apply to the Awash with Flowers stamp set.