Saturday, September 21, 2013

How do you know when new viewers have been to your blog?



When you have a Stampin Up business like I do
and you use your website to share samples
of your products and ideas
you need a good way to track your progress

I started tracking using bravenet which is free a month ago 
when our 
Late Night Stamper group 
started our
 Treasure Hunt Blog Hop


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Top Statistics
Busiest Time 05:00 PM 
Busiest Day Fridays 

Cumulative Statistics since August 23, 2013

Uniques / Page Views
66%
Counter Start Date
August 23, 2013



Page View - A page view is tracked every time there is a hit to the page.
Unique Visitor - A unique visitor is a visitor that has not visited your website today based on their IP address.
First-time Visitor - A first-time visitor is a visitor that has never visited your website.
Returning Visitor - A visitor that has previously visited your website.

Our Treasure Hunt Blog Hop has been very successful so far not only are more people coming to view our blogs and collect our clues
More NEW VIEWERS are finding our blogs on our 

During the treasure hunt friends, customers and potential customers go to each participating blog and collect clues. Each clue is a product from our catalog.

My clue is a brayer
I have owned a brayer for 18 years now and once in a while I get it out and use it to make my card backgrounds.

This is what my brayer looks like


I use it to add ink directly onto my cardstock 


It can also be used to make snow and sky


A brayer is a very useful too for stamping 
just like a bravenet counter is a useful tool
to see how your blog is helping you grow your business.

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Monday, September 16, 2013

I love challenges, don't you


retrosketches #81...


Here are more of the entries




















here is another challenge I almost joined...

Seize The Sketch #3



my background is a watercolor wash

I used a dauber and a versamark pad
 to create the
 silver embossed polka dots




what a fun challenge

too bad I didn't get it linked in time 
to make it count
POUT...


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

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Blowing Stampin Up ink colors with a straw to blend them - yellow and blue make green

Water coloring with DARK ink refills


I started with the yellow
and dragges the brush in a circle
allowing the white to show in the center


The I added blue ink around the edges
and I blew the ink around with a 
straw to blend it

(yellow and blue make green)


I had quite a bit of ink left in the sink when I was done
so I painted two sheets of cardstock with a stipple brush





Here is a card I made with this paper



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Friday, September 13, 2013

clearence rack some items 75 percent off retail


preferrred price means you are shopping with your demonstrator

up to 75% off!



3/16 Brads - Brights Collection - by Stampin' Up!
Preferred Price$2.79
3/16 Brads - Regals Collection - by Stampin' Up!
Preferred Price$2.79
8 x 8 Designer Printed Ring Album
Preferred Price$5.99

Baja Breeze Classic Stampin' Pad
Preferred Price$2.39
Birds of a Feather Designer Series Paper
Preferred Price$4.39
Blossom Petals Xl Punch - by Stampin' Up!
Preferred Price$6.79
Bravo Burgundy Classic Stampin' Pad
Preferred Price$2.39
Certainly Celery Classic Stampin' Pad
Preferred Price$2.39
Cherry Cobbler 1/2 Inch Scallop Dots Ribbon - by Stampin' Up!
Preferred Price$3.19
Cherry Cobbler Core'dinations ColorCore Card Stock
Preferred Price$2.79
Ciao, Baby! Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Preferred Price$8.39
Cloudy Day Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Preferred Price$3.19
Comfort Café Designer Fabric
Preferred Price$3.99
Crumb Cake 3-1/2 Scalloped Tulle Ribbon
Preferred Price$2.79
Crumb Cake 8 x 8 Linen Ring Album
Preferred Price$9.59
Designer Buttons - Brights Collection - by Stampin' Up!
Preferred Price$3.59
Designer Buttons - Regals Collection - by Stampin' Up!
Regular Price$3.99
Preferred Price$3.59
Designer Series Paper Patterns Stack - Brights Collection - by Stampin' Up!
Regular Price$9.77
Preferred Price$8.79




Pool Party Classic Stampin Pad - by Stampin' Up!
Preferred Price$2.39
Printed 2011 In Color Designer Brads - by Stampin' Up!
Preferred Price$3.19
Rain or Shine Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Regular Price$10.66
Preferred Price$9.59
Real Red Core'dinations Card Stock
Preferred Price$2.79
Silver Basics Designer Buttons
Preferred Price$2.39
Spice Cake Designer Fabric - by Stampin' Up!
Preferred Price$3.99
World Spectacular Designer Series Paper
Preferred Price$4.39



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

preferrred price means you are shopping with your demonstrator

up to 75% off!