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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Late Night Stampers is Proud to Present another Royal Blog Tour by Lucia Kaiser, and her team

LNS ROYAL BLOG TOUR
The Royal Blog Tour is run in the spring and fall of every year. If you'd like to be on the tour, here are the requirements:
1) You must be an active Stampin' Up! demonstrator;
2) You must be a member of Late Night Stampers:
3) You must register for the tour when registration dates are announced.

It's as simple as that! Click on the icon below to become a member of Late Night Stampers. After that, you'll receive the announcment regarding registration dates in a general email to that group.

Late Night Stampers is the group associated with this tour. Join our fantastic group of Stampin' Up! people. We have one group anyone can join and another just for demonstrators. Try us; you'll love us! This link is for the general group. Join this one and then apply for the Demo Only group if you're a SU demonstrator.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Boot Camp for Stampin Up business builders - We all NEED THIS






If you have not done assignments 1-15 lately, DO THEM Again NOW

Have you ever had a small drip in your kitchen sink or in your shower and placed a bucket to catch the water?
It does not take long before you have to empty the bucket.

Let's relate this to working our business.

When turn on your facet for short periods of time to fill up a glass or pitcher of water it's similar to the small spurts of activity many of us experience in our business.


It's easy to see how having a slow and steady drip will use more water than filling one or two glasses a day.


Remember the turtle, slow and steady wins the race?
If you go in the right direction and keep on moving you will eventually reach your goal.
It's more beneficial in the long run to be slow and consistent then to have a few small intense moments of effort.


Another way to think about it is to think about what will keep a pot of water warm longer.... putting the heat on low for a long period of time or, heating the water to boiling then turning it off.

It takes a lot of energy to Boil water, just like ti takes more energy to pull off a quota on the last week of the quarter then if we were to do little tasks each day that would result in eventual sales.
What do you think would happen if we tried to hold one more event each week then we are holding now?
Most of us would not think that task would be too hard.

Don't fall into the Hobby Demo procrastination trap- I have seen it over and over again. The hobby demo has fun making cards all month and shares a few with her friends. She typically only brings stampin up into the conversation when the other person says something about it first. She never asks others to host a workshop for her and would never dream of asking a customer to join her team!

For Hobby Demos who wish to Make their Hobby their business
Instead of having ONE HUGE undertaking on the last week of each quarter to try and stay active, try doing one small thing each day to help grow your business.

On the first day of the month send out 5 mini catalogs
On the second day, make 2 phone calls
On the 3rd day plan a few 1 hour "come stamp with me" activities
On the 4th day create a event calendar
On the 5th day pass that calendar our to a few friends
On the 6th day have friends over to stamp and give them your event calendar
On the 7th day, go out of your way to keep in touch with an old friend.
On the 8th day send out 5 more mini catalogs
On the 9th day ask a few people if they need any supplies because you are putting in a order
On the 20 day e-mail a few of your online friends the flyer for the $99 mini kit
Keep doing something small every day to grow your business!

It's easier to do a little each day for 10 days than it is to do all 10 of these things on one day!
By leaving all your tasks to do on one day, you are setting yourself up to fail.

What happens if you have a friend coming over for dinner on saturday but you never do dishes Monday-Thursday.
Friday you most likely call up your friend and postpone your dinner. Right?
Or The task looks so difficult, that you take your friend out to eat instead.

How many of you can relate to this.
This is procrastination at it's finest, don't do it!

YOU want to Build Your Business! You want success, You want to walk across the stage at convention, you want to earn the Disney Trip.... Plan one little thing to do each day that will get you where you want to go!
If what you plan is not going to cut it, plan 2 little things a day to help you reach your goal.

RIGHT NOW is the perfect time to plan for your Oct-March Selling Season!
Plan Now to reach your goals, figure out now what you will need each month in sales.
Figure out now what you have to do each day of every week to make your dream a reality!

When there is a will there is a way, YOU CAN DO IT!!!!

Tell your team members about Boot Camp for business builders http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LNSBootCamp/
it's only 8 cents a day and so worth it!

(Team members of Sherrill Graff never pay for training, boot camp is free for all downline members)

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Joining Stampin Up is easy - We would LOVE to have YOU as part of our family

HOW TO JOIN STAMPIN' UP!

If you're wondering what comes in our Starter Kits, look to the right. Both the standard Starter Kit and the Digital+ Starter Kit provide a wide assortment of products to help you as you begin your Stampin' Up! business. For $175 you'll receive product and business supplies valued at over $310--just look at all that is included!

If you'd like to add scrapbooking or home décor to your business, we also offer two optional add-ons: the Stampin' Memories add-on and the Definitely Decorative add-on. For just $50 and $40, respectively, these add-ons give you a great sampling of products you can use to showcase Stampin' Up!'s Stampin' Memories and Definitely Decorative lines.


Additional Resources

Starter Kit Form

Digital+Starter Kit Form

Independent Demonstrator Agreement

Independent Demonstrator Application

Why Join Stampin Up - I did it for the discount then I found out it's a great way to earn a income for my family

Just as Stampin' Up! demonstrators provide their customers with one-stop shopping and individualized service, Stampin' Up! provides its demonstrators with the opportunity to pursue their individual goals whether those goals are to enjoy a hobby, build a thriving business, or contribute to family income while spending more time at home.

Whether you'd like to earn money to pay for your stamping supplies, create a full or part-time career, or simply get a discount on your stamping supplies, Stampin' Up! will help you do it. And if that isn't enough, we've listed 10 reasons for you to become a Stampin' Up! demonstrator.

  1. Get ideas for handmade cards, scrapbook pages, and home decor projects.
  2. Learn new, artistic stamping techniques on a monthly basis.
  3. Gain first access to popular product lines and exclusive, award-winning designs.
  4. Get a 20 percent discount on Stampin' Up! products.
  5. Be your own boss, and establish a flexible business that meets your goals.
  6. Spend more time with family when you work from home with a schedule that fits you and your family.
  7. Be eligible to attend Stampin' Up!'s fabulous conferences and events.
  8. Earn free exotic trips and other recognition (like free rubber stamps, cash awards, and other valuable prizes).
  9. Meet new friends and enrich lives while sharing what you love.
  10. Receive support and training from Stampin' Up!
  11. Belong to a fun group of demonstrators by joining my team Sherrill Graff istmpnv@aol.com
    My Website: http://latenightstamper.stampinup.net
    my recruit password is scrapbook1

Friday, September 24, 2010

Design a house from stampin up - Use your imagination

HAUNTED HOUSE

Stamp Sets
  • Dark & Dreary
Paper
  • Cardstock: Basic Black, Cajun Craze, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry
  • Wicked Fun Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • White Vellum Paper
  • Waffle Paper Assortment 2
Ink
  • Basic Black Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Distressing Essentials
  • Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker
  • VersaMarker
  • Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz
Accessories
  • Fine Galaxy Stampin' Glitter
  • Black Stampin' Emboss Powder
  • Circle Scissor Plus
  • Color Spritzer Tool
  • Bitty Bat Punch

GINGERBREAD HOUSE

Stamp Sets
  • Bells & Boughs
  • Welcome Christmas
Paper
  • Card stock: Confetti White, Always Artichoke Textured, Cherry Cobbler Textured, Early Espresso Textured
  • Deck the Halls Designer Series Paper
  • Newsprint Designer Series Paper
Ink
  • Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Distressing Essentials
  • Frost White Shimmer Paint
Accessories
  • Champagne Glass Glitter
  • Victoria 5/8" Crochet Trim
  • Always Artichoke 1/2" Seam Binding
  • Antique Brads
  • Neutrals Designer Buttons
  • Deck the Halls Big Designer Buttons
  • Décor Accents Design-a-House
  • Deck the Halls Designer Fabric
  • Pewter Jumbo Eyelets
  • Pearls Basic Jewels
  • Mini Vintage Tags
  • Vintage Trinkets
  • Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Curly Label Punch
  • Decorative Label Punch
  • Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch
  • Big Shot
  • Merry Details Sizzlits Die
  • Cream crochet thread


Stamp Sets
  • Curly Cute
Paper
  • Card stock: Whisper White, Whisper White Textured
  • Candy Cane Christmas Designer Series Paper
Ink
  • Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad
Accessories
  • Champagne Glass Stampin' Glitter
  • Clear 1" Tinsel Trim
  • Candy Cane Rub-Ons
  • Stampin' Dimensionals
  • 1" Circle Punch
  • 1-3/8" Circle Punch
  • Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack


















WICKED FUN SPECIALTY DESIGNER SERIES PAPER




Design A House Décor Accents - by Stampin' Up!
Design A House Décor Accents120911

One look at our Design-a-House Décor Accents and we bet you’ll instantly have multiple ideas of how to decorate this charming little cottage for all kinds of holidays and occasions. Whether it’s haunted, looks like it’s made of gingerbread and candies, or dressed up as a centerpiece for a housewarming party, there are all kinds of ways to use this piece for adding a special touch of beauty to your home or a friend’s home. Let your imagination guide you in choosing from our many Designer Series papers and other accessories to adorn your little house.

please visit my website at http://latenightstamper.stampinup.net


featured artist RACHEL BARNES stampin up demonstrator and late night stamper member


RACHEL BARNES is a very talented artist....

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


Come make Cards for the kids staying in Las Vegas Hospitals with Sherrill Graff


Cards for the kids with Sherrill Graff
volunteer to help make cards for the kids in local hospitals

Start DateSep, 22, 2010
End DateSep, 22, 2010
Hours4-5 pm
Estimated Attendance20

Admission PriceFREE
LocationHollywood Rec Center
1650 S Hollywood Blvd
Las vegas, Nevada 89142
Contact NameSherrill Graff
Contact Phone702 2931386
Contact Emailistmpnv@aol.com

Monday, September 13, 2010

Founders Circle swap cards and You're Hired samples

Mary Brown

I wish to thank all my sample makers for creating cards for me to take to Founder's Circle in St George Utah this week. They will be sure to LOVE your artwork.
I know I do!

Virginia Killmore
Making cards for sherrill is sooooo easy and who wouldn't want stamps for card making! wooo hoo! over $350.00 In stamps what a great shopping spree! My wish list is almost done!

Virginia Killmore and Kris Sobolik http://maddiebugdesigns.blogspot.com/

I was truly honored to be chosen as a sample maker and especially to know that they would be going to Founder's Circle with you! I really enjoyed working on them - even placing all those pearls (almost 1000)! It has definitly boosted my confidence in my designs and it gives me great pleasure to know that a little bit of me will be shared at such a prestigious event that honors Stampin' Up!'s talented and inspiring demonstrators and their achievements.

Thank you! Kris Sobolik

Virginia Killmore



"aaaahhh...making samples for Founders Circle...WOW!!! I think it is very cool that the top demos in the company are going to have a card made my 'little old me'. When I first saw that Sherrill was looking for someone to make the cards...and it ended up being 140...I thought...you have got to be kidding! Then I realized that I had already designed a card that was nice, duplicatable and would be good so I sent it to her to see if she liked it. I really enjoy 'working' for Sherrill as I often make so many samples for posting on my blog and for classes and this gives them another use and then she often gives them to charity after she is finished using them. What could be better than that!"
Mary Brown

Each of these sample makers received stampin up merchandise
from me in exchange for making swap cards.

Ship-To Name:Sobolik, Kris



Order Total:$411.75


ITEMS TO BE SHIPPED
CustomerItem NumberDescription

Sobolik, Kris118481CROCHET TRIM VICTORIA 5/8"

Sobolik, Kris119275PUNCH BORDER DOTTED SCALLOP RIBBON

Sobolik, Kris117162LOVE LETTER DESIGNER SERIES PAPER

Sobolik, Kris102642Stampin Scrub

Sobolik, Kris120436LAP OF LUXURY DESIGNER SERIES PAPER

Sobolik, Kris117159JOLLY HOLIDAY DESIGNER SERIES PAPER

Sobolik, Kris119809ALBUM DESIGNER 12 X 12 REAL RED POLKA DOT

Sobolik, Kris119932CARD STOCK 12 X 12 NIGHT OF NAVY

Sobolik, Kris119690CARD STOCK 12 X 12 CHERRY COBBLER

Sobolik, Kris117273ANTIQUE BRADS

Sobolik, Kris119951CARD STOCK 12 X 12 VERY VANILLA

Sobolik, Kris120130Stamp Clear Hostess Cute by the Inch

Sobolik, Kris119687CARD STOCK 12 X 12 MARINA MIST

Sobolik, Kris119945CARD STOCK 12 X 12 ROSE RED

Sobolik, Kris102787Grid Paper

Sobolik, Kris102619Envelopes Translucent Clear Medium

Sobolik, Kris119672CLASSIC STAMPIN INK REFILL DAFFODIL DELIGHT

Sobolik, Kris104430Stampin Dimensionals

Sobolik, Kris115960BIGZ ALPHABET SIMPLE LETTERS

Sobolik, Kris115968BIGZ SIMPLE NUMBERS

Sobolik, Kris119247JEWELS BASIC PEARL

Sobolik, Kris120801STORAGE DIE INSERT LARGE

Sobolik, Kris117175SPECIALTY DESIGNER SERIES PAPER PRESTO PATTERNS

Sobolik, Kris117390SWEET & SOUR SPECIALTY DESIGNER SERIES PAPER

Sobolik, Kris120278STRG DIE BOX RAW LG

Sobolik, Kris119790CLASSIC STAMPIN INK REFILL CAJUN CRAZE

Sobolik, Kris119788CLASSIC STAMPIN INK REFILL CHERRY COBBLER

Sobolik, Kris111351Card Stock Pink Pirouette 8 1/2 X 11


Sunday, September 12, 2010

Divine inspiration - interactive scrapbook pages by sherrill graff

Would you like to have a step by step tutorial on how to create these interactive scrapbook pages?

If so, read on

_____


The Andre Aggasi prep school here in Las Vegas
prepares all kids for success and for college.
each student is treated like they WILL graduate and go on to get a higher education.

I have been asked to provide a "cards for the kids" program for their elementary school

I have volunteered for 3 weeks of card making classes. I have 4 big shots and should be able to get some local stampin up demos to help me teach the kids.

I'm asking for donations of cardstock and DSP for this great cause
14 packs of brown
3 pack of black
and 9 packs of DSP for the bears clothes
in exchange for your donation, you will receive a step by step tutorial on how to create interactive scrapbook pages.


Send your cardstock donation to:

Sherrill Graff
cards for the kids
605 Kendrick
Boulder City NV 89005

Then send me a e-mail telling me your donation for the kids is on it's way
I will e-mail you the tutorial
(You have my permission to add your contact information to the instructions and to
print out the tutorial to share with your customers)


Thanks for caring about kids

_____


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!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

stampin up sample makers and shopping spree announcement - by sherrill graff

The WINNERS for the stampin up shopping spree game

audreygwyn ; Scot Strehlow
each will receive a $200 stampin up shopping spree plus they will each get the level 1 hostess set and $20 in FREE goods from the company!
items to be ordered in October
Thank you to everyone who played along!

_____________





My Sample Maker winner for this month is
Laurie Gibson

3 of her beautiful cards were chosen as winning entries.
$350 plus hostess goods items to be ordered in October

Thank you to everyone who has entered the contests.
(The next sample maker contest will be in February of 2011
the themes will be Birthday, Thank you, and Mother' and Father's Day cards)
all entries are used for display then donated to the Ronald McDonald House in Las Vegas





Jennifer Eby
has been chosen to make these 3x3 cards for our Cards for the Kids volunteers
she will receive $350 plus hostess goods items to be ordered in October

Saturday, September 4, 2010

late night stamper pre convention events 2011 before stampin up convention in July

Hosted By

Sherrill Graff Late Night Stamper

Stampin Up Demonstrators and their friends from all over the world to join in the fun monday - sat the week of the stampin up convention.istmpnv@aol.com
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the password to these events is: latenightstamper2011