Saturday, April 28, 2012

Clark County Museum Scrapbook Crop in Henderson Nevada - Janet won the Big Shot Drawing

Today was the Clark County Museum Scrapbook Crop in Henderson Nevada  at the Convention Center.
I love when friends gather to have fun and be creative. It was the Museum Guilds first Fundraising Crop but we hear they will be thinking about holding another one. It was a successful day.

Thanks Willie for Joining me. It was so good to spend time with our friends. Thanks Lynne for staying until the last drawing. You are a great friend.

We received a nice thank you letter and a donation slip so we can take the Big Shot and Big Shot dies that we donated off our taxes.  They also said on the letter that they WILL be hosting this again in 2013.  I'm happy about that. It was a GREAT event.

See all of you at the Next Faith Crop on May 11th and 12th. Then at the Fundraiser for Keith Campbell on May 19th out here in Boulder City at the Recreation Center on Arizona Street.

Have a blessed weekend, Sherrill Graff

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Late Night Stamper web ring blog hop using pintrest to increase blog traffic

The word web ring is an old one. It was used back in the 1990's

A web ring is a way of interlinking a group of websites that have information on related topics or themes.

a blog hop is a perfect example of a web ring.

Our Late Night Stamper group has been using a link list to help you increase the traffic to our blogs.

we are happy to now offer this to all stampin up demonstrators if you would like to participate.

If you REPLY to this post to have your blog address added to this list you are giving members permission to post your non watermarked card samples on their blogs and link back to your blog.

You are also giving members permission to pin

Pin It any photo or sample that has no watermark to Pintrest.

you can read here

step 1 add your information on this post

your name

your blog address

step 2 we will add your blog link to the link list then you just need to post the web ring or link list on your blog in a post or on your sidebar, It's up to you.

Make sure you have a counter on your blog so you can watch your traffic increase.

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

If I can do it, You can do it too - Success is in what you do and why you do it.

14 steps to build a better Stampin Up business

assignment 1.) Take the time to identify eight 15 minute blocks of time in each day for the entire week. This will help you see that you can make time to do extra little things that will make a big difference in your business.
assignment 2.) Make a list of the people you associate with. This will help you identify past, present, and potential customers. It will also allow you to focus on who may be being neglected.
assignment 3) Create an assortment little Hello or Thank you cards large enough to hold a business card. This is just fun and a great way to show kindness as well as let people know who you are and what you do. It also shows you that you can find good samples to copy right in our own catalog!
assignment 4) Go back to the list of people you made in the first days assignments. If you don't already have your past and present customers on the list, add them. Add current e-mails to this list if you are missing them.
assignment 5) Think of things you can do that will rekindle your relationships. Take the time to think about ways we can touch the lives of those around us. Writ e them down and work on them.
assignment 6)Take the time to write a little "Getting to know you" survey
assignment 7) send this "Getting to know you" survey to your friends (Keep track of replies) This will help you strengthen friendships as well as help you see their needs and desires. It will also help you know what events to hold in the future.
assignment 8) add one more fun event to this weeks calendar The answers to your survey will help you see what type of activity to add.
assignment 9) e-mail "Save this date" invitations to your friends (with photos) This will help you plan ahead as well as help them plan to attend.
assignment 10) Send an e-mail to your customers asking "How can I help you" This helps you provide better customer service
assignment 11) Add another getting to know you event to your calendar and invite your customers. This should help you build better relationships and increase sales.
assignment 12) Write an e-mail to them after each event and thank them personally for their help. Let them help a few times always thanking them for sharing their talent. This will promote good will and encourage them to participate again in the future.
assignment 13) After every workshop ask the hostess to join your team. Have faith in your products and your abilities. Most hostesses have workshops 1-4 times a year. This will help them consider joining our team 1-4 more times this year. Many will say yes, and some will say, no (which may means not yet)
assignment 14) Write your story and publish it on your group or blog and send it to your friends and customers. This should help your customers get to know you better. It should inspire them as well as give you common ground. You never know what positive impact your story will have on others.
Write a comment after each assignment while keeping track of your progress during the week.
This shows you which assignment fits into these areas of your business for week 1
Improving Customer Service 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 10. 11. 12. 14. 16. 17. Downline training and Motivation 5. 6. 10. 13. 14.
Increasing Sales 2. 3. 4. 9. 11. 12. 15. 16.
Goal setting and Tracking 1. 4. 9. 16. 17.
Lift and Serve 2. 3. 5. 7. 10. 14.
Inspire and Teach 3. 5. 11. 15. 17.

For a full discussion on all the BOOT CAMP assignments
CLICK HERE to read my story

We are just starting a discussion about how to grow your business online using the internet to make new friends and attract new customers.

Here is a link to the interactive scrapbook pages I will be teaching in May in Canada and July in Utah at Convention.
This class is something you can teach your customers. The retail price for this class is $49

Ronald McDonald House and Stampin Up demonstrators and volunteers making a difference in Las Vegas Nevada

One December before Christmas I visited the Children's Hospital and stamped with a little boy who had been in fire. He was badly burned all over and he was bandaged from neck to his toes. One arm had mobility. The hair on his head was gone and his eyebrows were singed. You could tell he was in pain form the look on his face when they pushed his wheelchair in the room.
I asked what the can of soda was for that they placed on the table. The nurse said we had to bribe him to get out of bed so we could change his sheets. It was so painful to move he didn't get out of bed even to pee.
So he's here sitting in front of me with his big brown eyes and a pout on his face. He looked as if he was going to cry.
I was stamping snowflakes, using the stipple brush to tap navy ink around the edges of the card. He watched for a while with curiosity as the ink transferred to the paper then he was willing to try it. He gently reached out for the stipple brush wincing with pain. He gently tapped the ink pad and lightly touched the paper. Before long he was slamming the ink pad and slamming the paper with that stipple brush. I sat back in amazement as he was smiling and having a good time! No pain was apparent now!!!
He was stamping away with joy until he noticed the nurse enter the room out of the corner of his eye and then...
the pain on his face returned as he put down the stipple brush and cradled his arm as he did before.
That little boy changed my life! He was the first of a long line of wonderful experiences.
It felt so good to have the time and the talent to share what I love. It felt so good to know that for 15 min this boy was no longer in any pain. It helped me see that I am needed and that there children here who need what we have to offer!

YOU too can make a difference.

Just make up your mind to set an hour a week aside to help make cards for the children.

Having volunteers to come help you make cards for the kids lets them try our our Big Shot dies first hand. It's a great way to get new people to see our products and what we do. It's also a great way to build your newsletter mailing list.
Once subscribed to your newsletters or blog you can share other stampin up projects and events with them.

Read more about me and what I do HERE

If you are interested in joining us for convention this July

Earning Founders Circle was my biggest goal that is how so many of us measure success.
Looking back I was successful all along because I never let obstacles get in my way.
I hired friends to create swap cards for me because I have been so busy with classes and workshops.

This is a photo with some of the other founder circle members. I'm in the center back.

Seeing that I could reach my goals. Gave me the faith to do something I never thought I could.
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Take off some weight. I still have 90 pounds still to lose but at least I know I can do anything I set my mind to!

What kids of things do you want to accomplish?
Please e-mail me and tell me what you think
Thanks in advance

"Plan your work and Work your plan" is something I live by

If God is your co-pilot
switch seats

May God bless you and your family,
Sherrill Graff