Saturday, August 29, 2009

How to watercolor with Stampin Up ink refills

Rubbing Alcohol drops over wet background and allowed to dry
both photos came from this source
scrunch op some plastic wrap and allow it to dry then remove the wrap and see the great pattern it left.

This link shows more color combinations eas/hand_painted_paper.jpg  

My favorite color combinations are:
Taken with Teal, Lovely Lilac and Brilliant blue
Old Olive and Rose Red
Summer Sun, Really Rust and Cameo Coral

This is my absolute favorite technique.
Use Night of Navy ink all by itself  then before you allow it to dry sprinkle a little Crushed or ground salt over it as it dries. It leaves little stars or snowflakes in your background!
It's beautiful.

How to make handpainted papers by Sherrill Graff and Shirley Munoz

How to make handpainted papers by Sherrill Graff and Shirley Munoz
it's so easy and a lot of FUN!
You need white cardstock, a stipple brush, stampin up ink refills Brilliant Blue and Taken with Teal, a extra plastic set stamp case, rubber gloves, and a spray bottle with water in it. I used an empty stampin mist bottle.
Step 1 place the cardstock into the stamp case
Step 2 Spray the cardstock with water until it is thoroughly wet on both sides.
Step 3 add a puddle of each ink color to the lid
Step 4 Touch the ink with your stipple brush and repeat until the entire paper has color on it.
Leave some white spaces and try not to over work the 2 colors so you can still see the difference between the blue and the teal.
Step 5 allow to dry completly
See the pretty papers
The papers can be stamped on while they are still a bit damp for a fun watercolor effect.

Please send your questions or comments to Sherrill and Shirley at 

This technique was printed in many scrapbook and stamping magazines over the years. 
Shirley and I have really had fun teaching our customers and fellow demonstrators this fun and easy technique. Thanks for visiting my blog today. We value your opinion. Please leave a comment to be entered into our FREE Stamp drawings. We have one each month.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Artist Spotlight - Becky Roberts Stampin Up Demonstrator

Some of the great things on Becky's blog... check them out

Becky Roberts

I started in Roseville, CA  and had a fantastic business earning a couple cruises and wonderful bonus incentives, etc., then two years ago we relocated to Boise, ID for my husband’s job.  Starting over in these economic times has proven challenging at best, so I decided to make my blog work for me and started creating pattern tutorials for sale.  It has been such a great way to continue and grow my business!  Things are going well in Idaho for us.


I have two boys ages 13 and 10, a wonderful supportive husband a 100 pound Golden Retriever who is a lap dog and a cute cat.  My oldest son has set up several blogs for friends and downline, makes DVD’s of card samples for large events and is a master labeler!  I was involved at the Ronald McDonald House in Sacramento and enjoyed it very much.  I’ve stamped for the troops and volunteered in the auction for the Australian Bush Fires.

Visit her blog for more great samples of her work.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Stampin Up Cards for the man in your life by demonstrators

All of these cards were made by very talented Stampin Up demonstrators. 
Mary Fish made quite a few of them. Thank you to each of you for sharing your talents with all of us. Your work is perfect for the men in our lives.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Win a FREE Big Shot

Drawing for the Big Shot only - no bag included ....sorry

Win a FREE Big Shot
I notice the two times I have done this, I get more interest than the rest of the year.
so I decided I'm putting everyone who has already paid and who will pay, for the 
$115 pre convention Bundle by aug 31st into a drawing for a FREE BIG SHOT!

that means one of you who spent $105 will get a BIG SHOT so your event bundles will essentially be FREE

You need to have payment to me by August 31st to get in this drawing!  Hurry
times a wasting... for more details on LNS Pre Convention Bundle 

LateNightStamper design team artwork - Stampin Up Demonstrators Rock

Late Night Stamper Design Members artwork is fantastic!

You will be so glad you did! Sherrill Graff

You wish to be hired to make sample cards for sherrill graff?

To be considered to make samples for me, all you need to do is
then open a photo album in your name and fill it full of your artwork!
it's that easy!!!

You are Hired - Stampin Up samples makers for Sherrill Graff

I have hired these great sample makers!
Nancy Dawson
Karen Sullivan
Lori Stilger
Debbie Flattum

Over 200+ members expressed an interest in making samples for me for September and October. These are the sample makers I have chosen for September. 
Would each of you please e-mail me your wish lists.
Once your items are ordered I will chose more sample makers for October.

Thanks to all that uploaded their art on the group site.

Sherrill Graff

Monday, August 10, 2009

Shelli Gardner Stampin Up convention 2009

Shelli Gardner on stage presentation at convention 2009 Salt Lake City
handcrafted gift boxes
coasters and earings

If you would like to go to convention with me next year please join my Stampin Up team today.
We now have digital scrapbooking!
We also have added new build a bear items as well as more big shot dies.
Join today 
my recruit password is scrapbook1

help wanted - sales position opening

please join my meet up group so you can view my event calendar
I also have a starter kit special going this month. Join my team today and get your kit for only $85 plus I will give you a $20 stamp set of your choice.I will also give you another $20 stamp set when you get your first promotion and another FREE stamp set when you promote to Sr. Supervisor. It's easy and fun and you can make $10 to $20 an hour doing workshops like I do.
Training is always FREE. I even encourage you to bring your customers to my events so I can show them how to use the product and they can order from YOU. It's easy to build a customer base in just a few short weeks.

May God bless you and your family,
Sherrill Graff 
Demo Only Group: 
my recruit password is scrapbook1