Monday, September 24, 2012

Carolyn Garland, Sherrill Graff and Stampin Up Products

Sherrill has been in Canada with Carolyn and George Garland 
for 5 days now and has been sharing some fun stamping ideas. 

One of the first ideas she shared this time around was
How to make hand painted papers using stampin up ink refills and
whisper white cardstock.

She calls the technique Hand Painted Papers

The paper can be torn while it is still wet to give you a ruff edge

When the paper is wet you can tear it and roll it into flowers.

You can stamp images onto the wet paper so the ink absorbs into it like she did with these leaves.

We used sponge daubers to apply the inks so that the colors would be closer 
together since we were working with such small papers. 

Friday night Carolyn and her stamping gals had a shoe box swap

Sherrill's Swap card

Carolyn's swap card

The girls covered a large paper clip Carolyn gave them.

Then Sherrill taught how to make multi colored ink pads 
using stampin up supplies.

This is a multi colored pad made out of an old so saffron ink pad. 
so saffron, pumpkin pie and soft suede ink was used. 

This image was stamped in a multi color versa mark pad
(Sherrill is teaching this class again in Virginia at the end of the month for Barbara's friends) 

To visit Carolyn's Blog GO HERE

Friday, September 14, 2012

Artist Spotlight - Penny Hanuszak

Penny Says: "I have been a demonstrator with Stampin' Up since 2006, 
and have loved every minute of it. 
I really enjoy demonstrating and creating the latest paper projects"

Please visit her blog

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Late Night Stampers working together to build our dream

Late Night Stamper WEB RING

Pick a friend from the list above and post an Artist Spotlight
You can use the power of your community to create some fabulous blog posts. After all, who says your blog has to be all about you?
Highlight some amazing friends in your Stampin Up community. Show their art and link to their blogs. In exchange ask them to link to yours. 
You can get some really amazing ideas to share with your viewers in an Artist Spotlight. 
Pictures, Pictures and More Pictures! Most of the people who will come to your blog are visual learners.
Posting 75% photos and 25% words will help make your blog fun to view.
Sponsoring contests is a great way to get readers engaged in your blog.
Aside from bringing traffic to your website, hosting a contest will serve as a means of broadcasting your product to a potentially untapped audience. 
We are holding our Treasure Hunt Blog Hop to attract new viewers as well as reward them for visiting our friends blogs as well. 
Please feel free to blog about this post or tweeted about it to your followers and friends.
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Go see my artist spotlight post here