Friday, December 16, 2011

we did it- a note from Stampin Up!

This note was sent to all demonstrators today - we did it!

Congratulations! You’ve had an amazing recruiting year. As of midnight last night, the recruiting totals are in and you not only hit the 16,000 goal, you exceeded it! 16,046 new demonstrators joined us in 2011. Great job!

Although we will be updating the +One land page in each country website very soon, we couldn’t wait to share the good news right now. We also want you to know that our +One goal of $188 million in sales is still within reach. We are currently at about $181 million globally. We hope to be communicating to you within the next few weeks that you have made that goal a reality as well. We’ll keep you posted!

While we are always thankful for the way you share what you love, it is especially delightful to see that you have reached a challenging goal and to know that so many new demonstrators will have the opportunity to build a relationship with you as part of your downline, and to be part of this wonderful company that continues to help others enjoy creativity and worthwhile accomplishments!

Sale-A-Bration is going to be awesome. We are waiting on pins and needles to watch as the energy and positive results stream in.

Happy Holidays!

I'd like to thank my customers and team members and say Good Job on your accomplishments! Let's keep up the good work and share what we love!

Sherrill Graff

Sunday, November 20, 2011

I'm thankful for YOU - Happy Thanksgiving from Sherrill Graff

May God bless you and your family
Happy Thanksgiving,
Sherrill Graff

my recruit password is scrapbook1

Sunday, October 2, 2011

big shot Give-A-Way from sherrill graff

Would you like to win a free Big Shot?

All active Late Night Stamper members can join this contest to win a FREE Big Shot. To enter just e-mail me with your full name and address and the date your new team member joined. Your name will be put into our drawing for each new team member you add. (so send a separate e-mail each time you add a new team member)
The drawing will be held November 10th and the winners will be announced here.
We gave away 4 Big Shots in July at Convention to late night stamper members. We gave one away to Penny Silvia in Nevada in September, YOU could be next.

Tell us why you LOVE being a stampin up demonstrator here on my blog. Your words may inspire others. Feel free to leave a link to your blog in your comment. Thanks for stopping by!

May God bless you and your family,
Sherrill Graff
My Website:
my recruit password is scrapbook1

Saturday, October 1, 2011

looking for a fun job where you can teach others to scrapbook - join Stampin Up today

Starter Kit

Thursday, July 28, 2011

late night stamper pre convention events in July 2012 at the Radisson in Salt Lake City

late night stamper pre convention events
please change the links on your blogs to
so many people are saying they can't find the new mini bundle
Thanks for helping out.

May God bless you and your family,
Sherrill Graff

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

looking to add a few more team members - do you need stampin up in your life

My Stampin Up story by Sherrill Graff

My story- Sherrill Graff

I became a demo in 1991. I just wanted to buy stamps for our 5 year old daughter at a discount. (Shelli was her room mother and did astampin up project for the Christmas Party, but that's another story) I soon realized once I saw the catalog that stamping wasn'tjust for kids.

When I started doing it as a business I borrowed stamp sets from Shelli and her sister (yes Shelli Gardner the co-founder of StampinUp.)

I'd make samples and then return the stamps and she would give me more to use. I was in Heaven!
My business began to grow and I became an upline myself. In the first year I added 14 new members to my team.

My first recruit is Loni Spendlove. She is still active and has a good sizeddownline of her own. My second recruit is my Twin sister Michele Hillam.

Michele was the very first demonstrator in the Denver Colorado area she also has a wonderful downline. Sadly she has dropped from Up. I try my best to take care of her team members as my own.

The real challenges started right after our youngest son was born. His middle name is Sterling after Sterling Gardner Shelli's husband. He was 3 months old when my Dear Husband Mark (only 34 years old) had his first heart attack.

I promised God if he would save my husbands life I would be a good person and raise a righteous family. After 5 bypass surgery and 6 months of recovery he was back to himself again.

Thank God for HUGE blessings. I sold all my stamps and my husband sold a gun or two to help pay the bills. (He is a hunter) The stamps sold for 80% of retail so it was like having an extra savings account I didn 't know about. It's nice to know they hold their value. Our parents helped too. We both have wonderful giving parents. We had help from the church and the community programs to provide Christmas for ourlittle Children.

3 years later my husband had another heart attack with Angioplasty. I thank God for modern medicine! We sold everything again to help pay the bills. Our parents helped us out again. We also had some help for Christmas this year as well.

3 years after that Mark had developed an aneurysm on one of his bypasses. It was like living with a time bomb wondering if this was they day he wouldn't return home from work. Soon after, he had yet, another heart attack!

This time we were waiting in the surgery waiting room when the doctor came out and said "there is nothing I can do" My mother in law and I looked at each other and started to cry thinking he was gone. The doctor said "oh, let me rephrase that, there is nothing I NEED to do! You have been given a miracle!"

He then explained thatMarks aneurysm was no longer a threat, that bypasshad clotted itself off and the artery they had bypassed in the first place had opened itself back up. The doctor said, things like this just don't happen.Mark's heart has grown 2 little veins that were feeding the back part of his heart. (Something that doesn't usually happen to heart patients until they are in their 50's)

We have truly been blessed!

God has stood by us, our families have stood by us, our friends have stood by us, Stampin Up has been there when I could do it and on the back burner when I could not. We are all healthy and happy. I thank Stampin Up for the wonderful Heart Set that raised such a nice donation for the Heart Association. It makes me feel good to know that we can help good organizations just by selling these special sets.
(right now they are helping Breast Cancer research with the HOPE set.

I am so glad I joined so many years ago. And just think, I signed up just for the discount!

In 2009 Mark went in and had 2 stents put in. The vessel that was giving him problems was 95% blocked, that vessel fed 2/3rds of his heart. No wonder he was having so much pain all the time.

Mark and I went to Hawaii compliments of Stampin Up in March of 2009. We celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary that August.
in 2010 he had another stent put in. The doctor said next time he will need bypass surgery again.

When Mark became unemployed, I started to run stampin up like a real business. I set up office hours and made sure I was doing productive activities while I worked 4 hours each day. I started holding a few more workshops each month.
I soon ran out of my close circle of family and friends to have workshops for me so I started doing community outreach events. You can learn more about these by searching Boot Camp on stampin connection.
I have found out what a real blessing Stampin Up has been in my life. It's always brought me joy and helped me make new friends but the best part is my little hobby has become my "real job"
It pays the half of thehouse payment, the car payment, the insurance, and the power bill.
How blessed we are to have this income.
As Mark continues to look for work we know that our bills will be paid because of the blessings of God, a little hobby that I love and his income from unemployment. May each of you who are looking to turn your little hobby into a business be blessed to continue on the path and never give up.

2011 and Mark and I went to Alaska with stampin up. I enjoyed a week vacation in Utah for Founders Circle and met so many wonderful group of demonstrators, women with integrity and a good business sense.

As long as I put God and Family first my stampin up business will continue to prosper. I still need to be consistent with activities to keep growing my circle of friends.

I'm looking forward to working towards earning the Fiji trip.

Hope to see you on Boot Camp for business builders, it's FREE to all stampin up demonstrators.

Remember Plan your work and work your plan.
Pray like everything is up to God and work like everything is up to you.

YOU CAN do it!

May God bless you and your family,
Sherrill Graff

Monday, July 18, 2011

late night stamper pre convention events in July 2012 at the Radisson in Salt Lake City

Yes I was able to walk for my 20 years with stampin up (thanks Judy for the great photo)

Debbie Flattum and I had dinner at the Radisson downtown. They have the best clam chowder here that I have ever tasted. I had it monday, wednesday and saturday. One bowl and bread fills me up.
I ran into the chef and his family is from down south. (family recipe)

----------------Here is the information to our 2012 pre convention events-------------------

open to all active stampin up demonstrators Our Late Night Stamper events for next year run
Sunday July 15th - Sat July 21st 2012 You can all and make your reservations for 2012 NOW Radisson Hotel Salt Lake City Downtown 215 West South Temple, Salt Lake City UT 84101, Telephone: (801) 531-7500 Use this number and say Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 7/15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 2012 $120-Single/$125-Double/$130-Triple/$135-Quadruple
You have until June 1st 2012 to cancel your room reservation with no problem.
Any rooms canceled within 10 days of this event or any no shows is subject to a $75 non refundable fee. Copy and paste this link if it is not working
The Late Night Stamper events are held at 2nd floor of the Radisson Wasatch room Bring your camera!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

looking to hire 3 new sales people - scrapbook and card makers wanted

looking to hire 3 new sales people for the summer months (or longer if you wish to stay)

we sell quality scrapbook and card making supplies.

our pay is commission
20% in cash for collecting the order
20% in free hostess goods when you host your own party
10 % in great reward points ( like frequent flyer miles, you can spend on merchandise)
we have trips did you see the photos from my Alaska cruise?
Cash bonuses too. I just receive 2,000 extra in my paycheck for selling 200,000 in career sales.


With the unemployment rate up you must know of someone who needs a good job.
I have been with this company for 20 years! I love it!!!

Friday, June 17, 2011

late night stampers members invite you to participate in our pre convention events in july of 2012 at the Radisson in Salt Lake City, Utah

The only 2011 event still open is the 75+1 swap Friday night for $10

Late Night Stampers Pre-Convention Events
July 11-16, 2011
Radisson Hotel--Salt Lake City, UT

Event Coordinator: Sherrill Graff
Event Registrar: Barbara Vogt

***Items to bring with you to ALL EVENTS*** (label EACH item with your name): Snail adhesive, Sticky Strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Anywhere Glue Stick, Glue Dots, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, 2-Way Glue Pen, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Bag to hold your supplies/projects and Camera!

Stamp Camps
Monday, July 11th, 8 am-1 pm
Tuesday, July 12th, 8 am-1 pm
Create 8 projects (projects are the same both days) designed by LNS/Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators.

Shoebox Swaps
Monday, July 11th, 2-4 pm (3-D Items)
Tuesday, July 12th, 2-4 pm (10-Minute or Fancy Fold Cards)
Wednesday, July 13th, 2-4 pm (3-D Items)
What is a Shoebox Swap? You design a project and prepare the supplies for 6 other people. Usually, you can fit all the supplies in a “shoebox” (or small container), easy to pass aroundthe table! Bring 2 completed projects (one for display with your project box and the other to go to the contest table for voting. After voting, these projects will be given to Sherrill Graff, event co-ordinator).

LNS Reunion Party for only the FIRST 35 Participants who sign up.
Tuesday, July 12th 7-9 pm
Coordinator: Loni Spendlove
Party with Late Night Stampers! We’ll start with a CHARM swap: Bring 1”x1 ¼” Simply Adorned Charm INSERTS to swap with other attendees (suggested number-30) and a 4x6 picture of your charm insert for the contest. Food, games, prizes, fun and 2 amazing stamping projects!

WOW Demonstrations
Monday, July 11th (Session 1: 7-8 pm OR Session 2: 8-9 pm)
Saturday, July 16th (Session 1: 6-7 pm OR Session 2: 7-8 pm)
Coordinator: Tami McCalla
NOTE: Register for ONE session EACH night by e-mailing Tami or you will be assigned a session!
WOWs are fabulous demonstrations by demonstrators! Groups of 10 (or less) will start at one station and rotate in 5 minute intervals in numerical order through 6 different stations. Please wait at each station until the bell rings, then move to the next station number.

We also have a 75+1 swap Friday night between the SU daytime classes
and the SU evening class.
Coordinator: Tami McCalla

May God bless you and your family,
Sherrill Graff

________ 2012 Information Below________

Our Late Night Stamper events for next year run Sunday July 15th - Sat July 21st 2012
LNS pre-Convention event Bundle for 2012
2 wow events (monday and saturday night)
monday stamp camp 8 great projects
3 shoe box swaps
midnight madness (for crazy people who like to stamp the night away!)
and the LNS 75+1 Card front Swap with Pizza

the FIRST 35 people to sign up also get this event 1 reunion party 2 projects, games and snacks

$185 if you register before July 2011 a savings of $50
$190 if you register before October 2011 a savings of $45
$200 if you register before January 2012 a savings of $35
$220 after Jan 1, 2012 a savings of $15

Bundles make our book keeping easier and that is why you save so much more! Thanks for making it more fun for us.
Single events will not be sold until after April 1, 2012

When you purchase this event for 2012 your name will be added to the guest list at the SLC Radisson for 2012.
YOU MUST still call them to place your LNS room reservation. (801) 531-7500
One Discounted Room reservation per participant PLEASE.
The room rate for 2012 is $120 per night which will save you $145 if you stay with us for 5 nights.
you will also continue to receive a FREE box breakfast each morning
(muffin, fruit and yogurt.)

we have pins and t- shirts too at cafe press.

I enjoyed reading this blog post from a fellow late night stamper

Saturday, June 4, 2011

henderson Nevada scrapbook classes for seniors

Tuesday 1pm classes at Heritage Park Senior Facility Henderson Nevada
For everyone 50 years and older

$8 supply fee per Scrapbook class 1-3:00 pm
Bring you personal cutter, your paper snips, adhesive and dimensionals. No Photos needed

I provide everything else

Tuesday, June 7, 1-3 pm classroom: Demo kitchen
Tuesday, June 14, 1-3 pm classroom: Sagebrush II
Tuesday, June 21, 1-3 pm classroom: Demo kitchen

Tuesday, July 5, 1-3 pm classroom:
Tuesday, July 26, 1-3 pm classroom:

We will only hold this Wednesday class if there are 4 people enrolled by July 1st

Wednesday, July 6, 10 am classroom: Dry Craft Room
no class on the 13th
Wednesday, July 20, 10 am classroom: Dry Craft Room
Wednesday, July 27, 10 am classroom: Dry Craft Room

May God bless you and your family,
Sherrill Graff

Sunday, May 29, 2011

all expense paid trip to Alaska from stampin up May 2011

This is the Room we were given on our stampin up Alaska cruise. We loved it and felt to spoiled. They cleaned our room each morning whie we were at the gym then they came and turned down the bed while we were at dinner.

Can you tell we are having fun already?

This is our first gathering, look at these one + mugs stampin up provided for our hot chocolate. There were tables full of candies, all kinds of candy and plenty of chocolate too!

Dinner with our friends Mark and I, Judy and Pablo, Susan and Doug. These dinners were my favorite part of our trip. Good friends, good conversations. Thanks friends for sharing each night with us.

Photos by Judy Garza

Our first pillow gift! Love these gifts... Stampin Up rocks!

We gathered in the main theatre where Shelli and Pam showed us a TON of NEW products and projects and gave us the NEW catalog!!!! We took it to our rooms and looked at every single page!!! Whoo hooo... I already have a huge wish list and the new hostess sets are to die for!

We had dinner with Rich and Wendi and they took us up to see the bridge where the first mate was supervising while another officer drove the boat.

Formal night, it was so good to spend time with friends. Thanks Caroline for stopping by our table!

Check out this cool owl... an owl is our Late Night Stamper logo. We saw this owl on the tour Judy and Pablo took us on.
There were plenty of totem poles to see.

Judy and I had our photos taken inside this rain forest tree.

Photos by Judy Garza

Paublo and Mark fed the reindeer.

Our cruise director Steve at our Stampin Up Share night

More ideas from other successful demos

All great ideas and many more!

Now to go back on Weight Watchers to take off the extra weight I gained from all this yummy food!

This is a photo of the Master Chef in charge of all this great food.

Looking forward to seeing you all in July for our Pre-convention events! we have 9 tickets left!

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