Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Why Blog - how to use a blog to share what you love


Why Blog?

You are putting a human face to your Stampin Up Demonstrator business. By blogging you are sharing part of YOU in every post. 

It would take you 5 or more tweets to say what you can in a single blog post. 
You can also show multiple images or photos in each post instead of just one image at a time like Facebook.

By blogging you put your talent and knowledge on display.




Your blog will help you Build Trust
Make sure you have a photo of YOU on your home page
include your first and last name and the town or state you live in. 

Sherrill Graff
Boulder City, Nevada


Provide links to trustworthy sources that also promote paper crafting or other things your readers enjoy.

http://www.scrapbook.com/gallery/
a fun place to go to get ideas 

Good Quality photos of your art and PLENTY of them. Many people like to look at photos FIRST then decide if it's worth it to invest time in reading. 



Post once a week or more
accumulating posts on your site over time is like a snowball growing in size as it rolls down the hill.

Think of facebook and twitter as tasting tables like the ones they have at COSTCO.
You get a little nibble.
Your blog should help your friends "sit down and stay a while". 

What do you do over your Dining Room or Kitchen Table? 
You play board games or cards
You eat
You visit and share ideas
You STAMP and Scrapbook

Your goal is to make your blog so much like HOME that visitors will 
want to give you their e-mail addresses in exchange for updates from you!


Barbara Vogt, Sherrill Graff, Jarmila Vik at convention 2012

How many subscribers do you have right now?
How many viewers did you get this week?
What can you do to encourage more of your viewers to subscribe?


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and leave a comment when you can 

Thanks in advance!


May you continue to be blessed with the opprotunity to share what you love,
Sherrill Graff istmpnv@aol.com 702-293-1386

A movie worth watching - Peaceful Warrior on Netflix

Peaceful Warrior

is a movie I found on Netflix 

I think it's worth watching

it stars

Starring Nick Nolte, Scott Mechlowicz, and Amy Smart




I have been searching for ways to encourage to my 20 year old son.
As many of you know he broke his back snowboarding 
on Christmas Eve 2011

He's been working hard to re-gain all his physical abilities

I'd love to see him go on to 
live his dream.




Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Stampin Up Regional in Denver Colorado, Denver Temple and Visiting Family

I went to Colorado to visit my family
I flew into Colorado Springs and stayed with my dad and mom for a night. 

Then Dad and I went to the Denver Temple. 
(The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints House of the Lord) 

Throughout history, the Lord has commanded His people to build temples. Temples are literally houses of the Lord. They are holy places of worship where individuals make sacred promises with God.




After the temple my twin sister met us and we went to the Olive Garden for a nice lunch.

Olive Garden Sauce Recipes

Alfredo Sauce
Prep Time:
10 minutes
Cook Time:
10 minutes
Serving Size:

Ingredients

1 1/2 cup milk
1 1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup imported Parmesan cheese, grated
1/2 cup imported Romano cheese, grated
6 egg yolks from fresh jumbo eggs
Salt and black pepper to taste

Procedures

  1. HEAT milk and cream in a heavy bottom saucepan until it begins to simmer. Turn off heat. Slowly whip in cheese, then remove from heat.
  2. PLACE egg yolks in a separate bowl and slowly whip in a portion of the hot milk and cream mixture. Slowly add egg yolk mixture back into remaining cream mixture. Place back on very low heat and continually stir until simmering. Take sauce off heat so it thickens. (This will increase temperature of egg yolks, known as tempering).
  3. SEASON to taste with salt and black pepper. Serve over your favorite pasta.


Friday night we played Bunco with her friends

She made this yummy dinner for everyone


Saturday morning we went to the Stampin Up 
Regional at the Denver Convention Center.
I took Michele's photo by the Big Blue Bear.
sorry the photo is sideways







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