Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Handpainted Paper -sneak peek Stampin Up artwork

do you like sample 1 above or 2 below better?
Yesterday a few friends and I got together at the Clark County Library and made cards, scrapbooked and worked on other fun crafts.

We created some handpainted papers with Stampin Up's new "In Color" refill inks.

For these samples we used 
Dusty Durango, Melon Mawbo and Crushed Curry

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Winsor & Newton Iridescent Watercolor Medium 75ml

This is the item Shirley Munoz and Sherrill Graff mix with ink refills to make the handpainted papers
Handpainted paper contest open to all stampers

Make a project with this Handpainted paper technique (and at least one current stampin up image) then e-mail 2-3 photos of your20project to with your full name and blog address if you have one
and the winner will receive $100 in Stampin Up product from the NEW Stampin Up Catalog.
Winner will be chosen September 15th 2009.

Background Paper #1

Last Updated 06/19/09
By: Sherrill Graff and Shirley Munoz
Hand painted Paper
Watercolor Background
Copyright Calico Creations 1999


dotIridescent Watercolor Paint Medium
dotTwo or three colors of re-inkers
(rose red and old olive, taken with teal and lively lilac, summer sun and really rust)
dotWhisper white Cardstock
dotA clean large flat container to hold water large enough to lay your paper in
dotStipple brushes
dotSmall paint mixing container like a cool whip lid
dotSU packing papers from our boxes to lay wet sheets on,
 Viva paper towels  to blot excess water, and 
 aluminum foil or waxed paper to work over


Click image to see the samples or clip and paste this link

Purchase Iridescent Watercolor Paint medium in the painting department of your local craft store. Shake the bottle well before using.

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May God bless you and your family,
 Sherrill Graff 

Leave a comment and tell me if you like sample 1 or 2 above better

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Touching lives one greeting card at a time- Stampin for Charity

A quick note of thanks to each of you who continue to send your extra cards, your extra card fronts and your no longer needed scrapbook paper for us to use with our charities.

This morning we made scripture cards with a group of young ladies who are going to girls camp. Each morning every young lady who attends camp will receive a "pick me up" message given from another sister.

With your help they are building relationships while building faith. Thank YOU

The last Ronald McDoanld house event we had was well attended. Thank you for all the help and inspiration you have given these children over the past 4 years. It's such a blessing to know you are loved and cared for when you do not feel well. Thank you for caring for the sick and needy children. Thanks for your card donations. You are truly changing lives, one card at a time.

A few of your cards that were not used in our children's event went to a little ol' gal who is 98 years old, to cheer her up during her last season of life. She spent her later years making sure all of her friends had cards on their birthday. She sent over 30 cards each month. She was thrilled to see a little basket filled with cards from all her friends wishing her well after this latest fall. Sad to say her health is not improving and she is not expected to live long. Thank you for touching her last few moments with your beautiful artwork. God bless you all.


One last thank you for all who are sending cards for the troops. I know our 1,000 father's Day cards were well received. Susan and Martie say when a box arrives that has the words Stampin Up on the side everyone gathers to see the wonderful cards for service men and women to use. Thank you for all you do.
Direct your TROOP card donations to, and

all other charity donations of card fronts or full cards or unwanted scrapbook paper can be sent to me at
Sherrill Graff
605 Kendrick Place
Boulder City, NV 89005

May God bless you and your families,
Sherrill Graff 

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Sherrill Graff hired Stampin Up sample makers for Convention

Over 1,300 in stampin Up merchandise will be given to these 22 talented stampers. Will you be hired next time?
Enter the poll on the group page (link below)

There is a poll on each group to list your name if you are interested in being a future sample maker.

1.Gretchen Barron  sample cards and purses $150

2.Barbara Dondero  basket's teachers gifts $50

3.Tammy Fite sample cards $50

4.Judy Jackson  sample cards $50

5.Mary Brown  ($20 fast ship) sample cards $150

6.Sarah Wills  sesame street characters 2 page layout scrapbook pages $70

7.Selene Kempton  sample cards $50

8.virginia killmore  sample cards $50

9.Elizabeth Sloman  sample cards $50

10.Marisol Gutierrez  sample cards $50

11.Dawn Bullock  sample cards $50

12.Sandi MacIver  sample cards $150

13.Stephanie Sullins  sample cards $50

14.Susan Shields  sample cards $50

15.Rebekah "Becky" Jensen  sample cards $50

16.Heidi Michel  sample cards $50

17.Barb Slaughter  sample cards $50

18.Lisa Milliron  sample cards $50

19 Connie Babbert  sample cards $50

20 Nancy Dawson  sample cards $50

21 Bethany Keeney  sample cards $50

22 Kirsten Brown  sample cards $50

Sherrill Graff

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