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Friday, September 25, 2009

Help wanted - Stampin Up Independent Demonstrator position opening

We put Family First, We help you make lasting impressions, we help you build relationships and be creative. 
My mom was pretty creative this year for Halloween. I'm the tin man in the middle.
Creativity is something I learned from a young age. If you love creativity and wish to inspire others by sharing your talents you may wish to consider joining our team.
I have a friend who has worked in the medical transcription business now for 26 years. Her career that has helped to support her family.  Lately, she has found that the industry is slowly dying, with more work being sent off-shore.  
In the last year and a half, she has been laid off from her job not once, but three times, which has made her life very financially challenging.  
She begin to wonder where she belongs, what she should be doing with her time, what her purpose is in life is. She also wanted to know what God has planned for her. 
She knew she needed to find a better way to support her family and she feels like she is making some a difference in someone's life with her Stampin Up business. 

It's so good to belong to a company that puts people and relationships FIRST!

To read more about the company go to  and click on our story.

Many people are finding what worked all these years is no longer working.
If you can relate to what happened to my friend you may wish to read on.

I have been with Stampin Up for 18 years. 
It's so nice to know Stampin Up has independent demonstrators. 
We chose where, when and how long we work. You can work Stampin Up full or part time, it's up to YOU.

If you are interested in hearing about the compensation plan. 
I'll be happy to share more with you.

May God bless you and your family,
Sherrill Graff 

my recruit password is scrapbook1

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

big Shot samples, ideas and photos from Stampin Up demonstrators

Some of the Big Shot contest entries that came in this week. They are wonderful!!!
You can also enter the contest by leaving a nice comment on one of my blogs.
Have a fun stamp filled day!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Inspiration to create a beautiful and interactive scrapbook page

Listen to uplifting music, read a good book or participate in a charity event.

All of these things will give us the inspiration we desire if we seek it.

One day I was in my craft room. I was listening to a talk on tape. I don't remember what the talk was about but I do remember the feeling that washed over me.  The feeling gave me the desire to pray. My prayers was simple. I asked to be inspired to create something that would knock my customers socks off.  I went back to my craft room and continued to listen to uplifting music while I worked.

May of you may remember me telling you about this inspiration.

This was one of the ideas we came up with. I say we because I did not come up with this all on my own. I believe I was blessed with Divine inspiration.

The 6X6 is in a page protector and has hinges made with the round tab punch. Then the hinges are attached to the outside of the 12X12 sheet protector creating an interactive scrapbook page!
That idea led to this one below.
As you can see from the photographs, the 6X6 opens. 
The 8 1/2 X 11 opens up as well!
This allows mw to get 8 or more good size photos on one layout!

That idea led to this idea below.
This is five 6X6 sheet protectors attached to the front of this 12X12.
You can get 11 photos on this page.  Then later on my husband suggested that I trim 1/4 inch off the sheet protectors so that I could get 2 rows of pages protectors all on this single 12X12!!!!!

I am so thankful for inspiration. I did end up knocking their socks off. I also sold 15 of these page kits in the first hour of my scrapbook crop.

I went on to teach this class over and over again over the next 2 years. It was so great to see how excited everyone was about this technique. I was also pleased to give the glory to God for the inspiration.  He will bless us with ideas and answers to our prayers when we seek his council and follow his Spirit. 

See how each page lifts up? How cool is that!
Go create something wonderful today. Hugs, Sherrill Graff

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Wake Boarding on Lake Mead - Graff family Lake trip scrapbook page

Our families all get together every year on Lake Mead.
This year 4 of our teenagers decided it would be awesome to all wakeboard at the same time. 
They are all between 15-17 years old and you know how young men are they think they are invincible!
The first photo shows them putting on their boards.
The second shows them all skiing. 

Once around the lake and they start to improvise
They had the tricks finished before any of the moms could tell them no.

When I look at the last photo close up I can see the slightly worried look on my sons face.
Jake is the one in the air, he clears the boys heads with a foot to spare!  

Now for all you parents out there I have to tell you the trick. 
Jakes rope is about 3 feet longer then all the other ropes so even though it appears he is jumping over the boys heads he is really behind them. We caught it all on video. These boys sure have a lot of energy and a passion for wake boarding.

All of our family members LOVE the lake. They all wakeboard, many waterski and we all enjoy our yearly lake trip.
If you are ever out here in the Las Vegas area for the weekend, give me a call to see if you can join us for a day at the lake. 
We live in Boulder City which is about 10 min away from the water. If you are really lucky Grandma Graff may even make you a batch of her homemade sugar cookies :) YUM!

Monday, September 14, 2009

All American Past time - Baseball Scrapbok page by Sherrill Graff

Our family was Big on Baseball!  
Each child started to play when they were about 5 years old. Most of them payed one sport or another through high school. 

This layout is one of the series of My Digital Studio training classes we are doing for 
our Las Vegas Stampers. 

The squares and the stars are all punches. 
Each shape is then filled in with a different patterned background paper.

 I bet our son in law had no idea he was wearing a 
brocade blue shirt!

E-mail me if you live in or near the Las Vegas valley so you can get a schedule of our events. 

Salt Lake City Temple Square Digital scrapbooking by Sherrill Graff

This is our daughter Heather. When we were at convention she and her friend visited us in Salt Lake City and went to temple square. They took some beautiful photographs. The photo on the left is a reflection of Heather and the one to the right is a photo of some of the temple grounds in bloom. The bottom right hand photo is the reflection of the Temple, notice in the center of the photo...... the ripples.... 

The little things we do each day to lift another can have a ripple effect. Each little act of Kindness or word of encouragement can influence the lives of others in a positive way. 
May each of us be blessed to make a positive difference in the world around us.

May you and your family be blessed for all the good you do. 
We can do all things in Christ.
Love, Sherrill 

Graduation Scrapbook page with My Digital Studio by Sherrill Graff

I LOVE my family 
and I Love our new My Digital Studio 
Now that I have a program that will do my scrapbook pages in a flash I'm happy to get to work on fun family memories like this one. Justin and Tiffany both Graduated from BYU 
(Brigham Young University) in '06
Since then Justin and Tiffany have moved to St Louis MO where he attended Law School and she managed a recreation center. Justin just finished Law School and landed a Job with the Government. Congratulations on your accomplishments you two!

Stay tuned as I plan to share more family memories with you.
Happy scrapbooking, Sherrill 

Saturday, September 12, 2009

FREE Stampin up stamps, FREE Big Shot, please enter my contest, Blog candy


Each and every month we Give a way FREE Stamps! 

Each year Stampin Up Demonstrators Get a chance to win FREE stamps at our Late Night Stamper pre convention activities! 

I also have Blog Candy winners each quarter. Everyone can enter this contest!
To get in on the contest all you have to do is post a nice comment on one of my blogs.

You can even leave a comment on all 3 if you wish to increase your odds.

Or join this group for stampers and participate in our contests and challenges there. It's FREE as well.

Others of you get a chance to work for stamps by making samples for my display boards.

Here is a list of some of our August and September lucky winners! Congratulations to all of you. Enjoy your free products.  Many of you won more then once!!!!

I invite each of you winners to tell us what you like best about our LateNightStamper group.

Brenda Van Middlekoop, Denise Kasanda, Kelly Mayou, Kerrie Snyder, Yavonne Brannen, Carolyn Nownes, Kimberly Johnson, Susan Barron, Linda Steinke, Nancy Legate, Joyce Hinse, Michelle Ryder, Sue Haron, Martie Shea, Sandy Haynes, Kelly Mayou, Kathleen Ines, Yavonne Brannen, Linda Fedyna, Joyce Hinse, Selene Ferguson, Nancy Legate, Jeanna Bohanon, Jennifer Taylor, Sue Dickey, Mary Haden, Sharon Fisher, Kimberly Johnson, Kimberly Stallcup, Dana Keith, Martie Shea, Jennifer Dimmer, Maria Carrillo, Barbara Kempton, Marjie Browning, Shannon Griebe, Penny Silva, Kristi Kelley, Annie Coffman, Rochelle Thornton, Phyllis Garner, Kimberly Stallcup, Sue Stratton, Maria Daubert, Olive Barnes, Heather Arsenault, Susan Renick, Teri Wells, Denise Jorgensen, Zada Hall, Anita Hays, Karen Reid, Lynn Creech, Kris KilKenny, Janell Swango, Denise Kasanda, Valerie Aguirre, Melissa Barnett,  and so many more....

If I missed listing YOU please let us know when you leave your comment. We want everyone to know YOU won! 

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Family Memories - Worth blogging about by Sherrill Graff

Bush is my maiden name. Our parents are Linda K Stubbs and Stanley E Bush.
My siblings are Rain Marie, Anthony Edward (Tony), Michele Kay, Sherrill Kay (me), Michael Scott, Jonathan David (David) and Emily Elizabeth.

Dave, Emily and Mike  YES, the boys are twins. That makes 2 sets for our family. Notice they are all holding hands? What makes me smile about this photo is not just that they are so cute but that Dave made a cool toy and is wearing it on his head. He is very creative even to this day!

I'm holding Emily, My older sister Rain is next to me. Below us are Dave in the orange, Mike in the blue and my twin sister Michele.

Look who is in the fireplace. The photo below was taken first then this photo was taken.
Since they have their P.J.'s on I bet they needed another bath before going to bed.
Hum.... I wonder what gave them the idea to  get inside the fireplace? Were they looking for Santa?

This is a funny photo of Mike and Dave. At first glance it looks as if Dave put the bowl on Mike's head. Notice Daves bowl is still on his tray. My guess is Mike put his own bowl on his head and Dave was going to take it off for him. What do you think?

I can't be certain but it looks like they had macaroni and cheese with hot dogs in it.
I know these family photos don't have anything to do with stamping but they are note worthy, don't you think?