Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Loni Spendlove and her Stitched Stampers are so creative

See their Thanksgiving and Christmas sampler HERE

This is what happens when Stitched Stampers
share a little creativity:
An adorable Halloween Sampler to frame and display! 

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Freshly Made Sketches, Ronald McDonald House Donation and Homemade French Toast

Freshly Made Sketches #104 - A Sketch by Linda S.

I hope my card still counts
since I did change the shape a bit

My son says my tie is short and fat
and the tie tack needs to be higher on the tie

He has worn plenty of them so he should know

Received this nice letter in the mail today
Thanking us for all the hand stamped cards
as well as the cash donated from 
our Ronald McDonald House fundraiser.

I love that Alyson took the time to write a personal note.
I love helping out the families
and being able to serve blesses us as well. 

Thank you to all my Stampin Up friends 
who create and donate cards and envelopes


Thinking of wonderful
I made this for our son the other day and he said it was very yummy
so this morning I got up at 4:45 and made some 
for my husband before he went to work.

We don't often talk about ways we serve our own family members
but I feel blessed to have wonderful parents
an amazing husband
good children
and sweet grandchildren 
who bless my life 
each and every day! 

I am also very thankful for the blessings God sends our way
and know he is the source of truth and light.

God gives me the strength to keep going on bad days
and inspires me to serve others on good days.

Thanks for reading
and remember


May God bless you and your family,
Sherrill Graff istmpnv@aol.com

 Blog: http://latenightstamper1.blogspot.com/ 
 Website: http://latenightstamper.stampinup.net

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Sketch Challenge entry

IN{K}SPIRE_me Challenge #113

 This week's sketch is all about triangles. 

this card started out like this

To get this look I stuck my wet cardstock 
on the side of'my sink
I added the ink to the top edge and let it run

to see how to make more backgrounds 

more fun entries

May God bless you and your family,
Sherrill Graff istmpnv@aol.com

Please visit my Website: http://latenightstamper.stampinup.net

Monday, September 16, 2013

Flowers, versamark ink and a little embossing powder

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Once this cardstock that I painted was dry
I punched out pansy flowers with our Stampin Up punch

Then, using these products
I created this card

The embossing powder is silver

The flowers were easy to mold with my fingers

I also created this card below
with the same products

After I stamped the swirl image 
from the Everything Eleanor set
using versamark
I sprinkled the embossing powder
making sure not to cover the entire image
I like how the versamark looks like actual ink on this cardstock.

I entered this card in a Terrific Texture sketch challenge 

I also will enter this card

to see more about how this card was made GO HERE

To see other background papers

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I appreciate your comments

Friday, September 13, 2013

What is a useful way to use the excess rubber from your Stampin Up stamp sets

When I received my stamp set Festive Flurry
I noticed so much excess rubber around the edges

I didn't want to throw it away
so I thought of a way to use them.

Look carefully at the photo below
the 3 small butterflies were made by 
peeling the rubber off the foam mount
then cutting the butterfly shape with a
Stampin Up punch

Once cut, put the rubber back on the foam
and trim around it with your paper snips

I also had enough extra rubber to run some through
my Big Shot

as you may be able to tell
each wing was cut then placed next
to eachother when I wanted to stamp with it.

Please let me know what you think about this idea

Thanks for leaving a comment

Thursday, September 12, 2013

sweater weather designer series paper was made for fall paper crafting


this challenge started Friday September 6, 2013

Fab Friday 26

When September arrives we think of fall
That is what made this challenge so much fun!

The pumpkins are actualy 3 circles layered on top of each other
I rubbed Chocolate Chip ink on the edges before I layered them.

Our Las Vegas Stampers have a 2X2 swap
and so I made 12 of these little pumpkins to use for the swap.

Thanks for visiting

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Stampin Up Only challenge card

SUO stands for Stampin Up Only

 These are all the techniques represented in this challenge:
  • Paper Piercing (twice!)
  • Masking Tape Inking (twice!)
  • Watercolor with Aqua Painter (twice!)
  • Masking/Sponging
  • Emboss Resist
  • Marker Layering
  • Stamp Aligning with the Stamp-a-ma-jig
  • Easel Card Fold
  • Two-Step Stampin'
  • Bubble Wrapping
  • Kaleidoscope
  • Punch Art
  • Fossil Stone (twice!)
  • Versamark Resist
  • Framelits
  • Chalkboard
  • Crystal Effects
  • Sponging
  • Tie-dye Background
  • Wrinkled Newsprint
  • Digital Punch Art
  • Make your own DSP
  • Cracked Glass
  • Baby Wipe
  • Blender Pen Coloring
  • Brayering
  • Staggered Accordion Fold
  • Fussy Cutting
  • Rolling Marble
  • Hand Painted Paper