Tuesday, April 27, 2010

A Definite Mother's Day Class...

So I decided to take advantage of some of the Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack items and make this card purse that holds 4 cards with envelopes. This project is a breeze to make and is so versatile. You don't necessarily have to use it to house cards, you can use it as a gift bag for mini bath & body products, or manicure items. The sky's the limit!

Now, on to the project...

All Stampin' Up! products used (unless otherwise noted):
Cardstock: Kiwi Kiss, Cameo Coral, Rose Red, Pretty In Pink & Whisper White
Designer Paper: Raspberry Tart
Stamps: Vintage Labels
Inks: Kiwi Kiss, Cameo Coral, Rose Red & Pretty In Pink Classic Ink Pads
Accessories: Filigree Brads, Kiwi Kiss Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Pretty In Pink Grosgrain Ribbon, Paper Piercing Tool Kit, Sizzix Top Note Die & Sizzlits Lots of Tags Dies, Snail Adhesive, Stampin' Dimensionals, Uni-Ball Signo White Gel Pen & Stickles - Ruby Slippers (Ranger)

As Always~


Thursday, April 22, 2010

Feeling Like a Spring Song Anyone?

Yesterday I was going through my recent Sale-A-Bration stamp sets and came across Spring Song. The image of the bird on the branch is so beautiful that I thought I'd give the set a go. I'm just a beginner when it comes to coloring with the markers, but I can say that I'm satisfied with the outcome. What do you think?

(All Stampin' Up! product, unless otherwise noted)
Paper: Old Olive Textured, Sahara Sand & Whisper White cardstock & Patterns Pack III DSP (Hostess)
Stamps: Spring Song & Very Thankful
Inks: Black Staz On, Chocolate Chip, Close To Cocoa, Always Artichoke, Creamy Caramel, More Mustard & Really Rust Stampin' Write Markers
Accessories: White Organza ribbon (Michaels)

As Always~


Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Late Night Stampers Convention 2010, FREE STAMPS Drawing, enter today!!!

$4,000. in stampin up prizes to give away!


have both won $100 in FREE Stampin Up merchandise for putting our LNS Pre-Convention events on their bogs!!!!

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: http://www.groups.yahoo.com/group/LNSDemoOnly/
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 istmpnv@aol.com 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 we need 3 more wow demonstrators to show their stuff. please e-mail istmpnv@aol.com ASAP
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 at the Radisson behind Convention on sign in day

Wednesday 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 istmpnv@aol.com

As Always~


Wednesday, April 14, 2010

A Possible Mother's Day Class...

Yesterday, I decided to work on a 3D project and cards for a possible Mother's Day Class and I'm quite pleased. I was inspired by Julie Buhler's card purse, but adapted it to suit my preferences.

Here's some views of the purse:

Here's Card 1:

Here's Card 2:

Here's Card 3:

Here's Card 4:

All product used is Stampin' Up!, unless otherwise noted.
Paper: Close To Cocoa, So Saffron, Whisper White, Soft Suede Textured, Crushed Curry Textured Cardstock & Shades of Spring DSP
Stamps: Messages for Mom, Picture This, Vintage Labels, Vintage Vogue & Well Scripted (all Clear Mount Sets)
Inks: Orchid Opulance, So Saffron, & Pretty In Pink Classic Ink Pads
Chocolate Chip & Close To Cocoa Stampin' Write Markers
Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, Wide Oval Punch, Crop-o-dile, Paper Snips, Snail Adhesive, Stampin' Dimensionals, Silver Eyelets, Parisian Punch (EK Success), Clear Rhinestones - Lg & Sm (other), Velcro Circle (other)

1 sheet of 12 x 12 cardstock cut into the following pieces:

(2) 5 x 8 1/2 - for base
(2) 3/4 x 11 - for handles
(1) 1 1/2 x 5 - for closure

1 sheet of 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock cut into the following pieces:

(2) 4 1/2 x 7 1/2 scored at 1/2 and 1 1/2 on three sides - for the purse pockets

Cut out the bottom corners at the innermost score line. Fold both score lines inward until you form a pocket. Add sticky strip to the outside of your outermost score line and adhere to the inside of your purse.

1 layer of DSP measuring 6 x 4 3/4 for the purse front, but you can use cardstock or any other layers you choose to decorate the front of your purse.

Score your pieces measuring 5 x 8 1/2 at 2 1/4 with the 8 1/2 along the top of your scoring tool.

On the cardstock piece measuring 1 1/2 x 5, score at 1 and 3 1/4 and round the corners of the cardstock on the end that will be your closure at the front of the purse. Adhere to the inside back of your purse base. Add velcro circle as your very last step (after you embellish your purse front).

Lay the two base layers together (make sure they're even) and glue them together by placing adhesive near the 2 1/4 score lines at the bottom.

Take your purse pockets and adhere them to the cardstock (make sure that you place them against the score line, but not on it). If you go over, it will not fold closed and will not stand.

Take your 3/4 x 11 strips scoring each end at 1 inch. Add sticky strip within the scored areas and adhere to the inside of purse by placing the scored line of the strip on the edge of the cardstock. You can add eyelets or brads for decoration if you choose, ONLY to the BACK of the purse!

Now, it's time to embellish the front of your purse...Once you've added all of your layers, you can finally add the eyelets or brads to your front purse straps.

YOU'RE FINISHED! Hope you liked my first tutorial EVER and you could understand it. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email me.

As Always~


Saturday, April 10, 2010

Baby Shower Card...

Well, it's Saturday afternoon and I'm still taking it easy, trying to fully recover from being sick the past couple of weeks and my kids now have runny noses. If it's not one thing, it's another!
Anyhow, I have a baby shower to go to tomorrow for my sister's sister-in-law and I made her a card for the occasion. I must say, I've never made a card for a baby shower. It's my first. I must say though, that I'm quite pleased with the way it turned out.

Here's a closeup of the card...

Paper: More To Adore & That's Amore B&T (CTMH), Whisper White Textured & Pretty In Pink Cardstock, Epson Matte Photo Paper
Stamps: Nursery Necessities - Elephant & "rock-a-bye baby" sentiment(My Digital Studio)
Inks: Chocolate Chip & Close To Cocoa (My Digital Studio)
Accessories: Clear Rhinestone (Michaels) & Pink Grosgrain Ribbon (other)

As Always~


Wednesday, April 7, 2010

STAMPIN' UP! Announces New Colors...

Stampin' Up! has just made an announcement that we will have new color collections in the brand new Stampin' Up! Catalog coming out July 1st!! This is soooooo exciting since color is a major ingredient in our ability to create and be creative. We also need to stay up-to-date with the trends in color to keep both our artwork and business fresh.

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There are actually only 5 BRAND NEW COLORS but 10 returning retired In Colors!! This is awesome news!! But with this exciting news we do have to say good-bye to some favorites and some not so favorite colors.

The 5 Brand New Colors are: Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight, Cherry Cobbler, Cajun Craze and Early Espresso

The 10 Returning Retired In Colors are: Baja Breeze, Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette, Rich Razzleberry, Riding Hood Red, River Rock, Soft Suede, Tangerine Tango and Wild Wasabi

Kraft is changing its name to Crumb Cake

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The colors that will be leaving us are: glorious green, green galore, gable green, yoyo yellow, only orange, pink passion, pixie pink, orchid opulence, lovely lilac, brilliant blue, close to cocoa, creamy caramel, really rust, ruby red, cameo coral, summer sun, bordering blue, brocade blue, ballet blue, taken with teal, handsome hunter, pale plum, blush blossom, apricot appeal, barely banana, mellow moss, sage shadow, almost amethyst, lavender lace, basic brown, going gray.

As we say good-bye to these wonderful colors we will be welcoming a refreshing, updated color palette come July 1st!!

Stampin' Up! has many many great things in the works for not only their Demonstrators but you, our customers, to help with this Color Renovation. More info to come....

As Always~


Tuesday, April 6, 2010

New Digital Downloads For My Digital Studio...

Item Number

Vintage Overlay Stamp Brush Set

Vintage Vogue Stamp Brush Set

Well Scripted Stamp Brush Set

Rough Type Stamp Brush Set

Extra Large Two-Step Bird Punch

Extra Large Fancy Flower Punch

Medium Jewelry Tag Punch

Pinking Hearts Border Punch

Pinking Hearts Corner Punch

Scallop Trim Border Punch

Scallop Trim Corner Punch

As Always~