Thursday, April 29, 2010

Welcome to the Royal Blog Tour

Welcome to the Royal Blog tour one of my favorite ways to spend an evening is perusing great blogs. Well hop along for the opportunity to see some amazing work by some amazing women!  My castle has work using the pocjet shiloettes stamp set. and I woul  like to you share with you some of my designs using that  stamp set.
First card up is a variation of  a card you saw earlier on my blog and is again inspired by my stamping friend Jan  Rienhardt. I saw a card that she made with the sunset a while back and had to case it. Here is my version.

Ink - Soft Suede, Bashful Blue, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, Old Olive
Paper-More Mustard DSP, Soft Suede, Ruby Red, Whisper White
Stamps- Pocket Silhouettes, Flight of the Butterfly, Autumn days
Accessories- Butterfly Sizzlet

The next card up reminds me of the grasses on the beach on the outer banks of North Carolina. this card uses masking and of course Pocket Silhouettes

The next card is an easel card again using brayering and layering I love Easel cards because the person that gets the card can display it!
Ink - Night of Navy, Bashful Blue
Paper-Night of Navy, Bashful Blue, Whisper White, versa mark
Stamps- Pocket Silhouettes
Punches -  1 3/4  Circle
Accessories- Brayer, Clear embossing powder

Ink - Soft Suede, Ruby Red, Pumpkin Pie
Paper-More Mustard DSP, Soft Suede, Ruby Red, Whisper White
Stamps- Pocket Silhouettes
Punches - Designer label, 1 Circle, word window, scallop
Accessories- Chocolate Chip taffeta ribbon, Brayer, Clear embossing powder

I had a bit of leftover brayerd samples and decided to make a book mark with it I used my Petals Sizzix die and owe this idea to another friend Marilyn Schlueter, I truly amazes me how paper crafters are so wonderful and share all their great ideas.

Ink - Soft Suede, Pumpkin Pie, versa mark
Paper-Pumpkin Pie DSP, Soft Suede, Whisper White
Stamps- Pocket Silhouettes
Accessories- Chocolate Chip taffeta ribbon, Brayer, Clear embossing powder

next project is my May project for my stamp clubs. It features a carry all to hold your cards and envelopes. I also love the the card it is so clean and simple! I will be sending this to my mom for mothers day.

Ink - Brocade Blue
Paper-Bella Blue DSP, Brocade Blue, Very Vanilla
Stamps- Pocket Silhouettes
Accessories- Very Vanilla ribbon, Perfect polka Dots embossing folder, Butterfly and medium oval  Punches, Kraft corduroy buttons, hemp twine

Last up is my artsiest one! I absolutely love our new Smooch Spritz that will be available May 1st! I used several different techniques for this card. Including masking and over spraying I was so inspired by the Smooch Spritz  that I even made my own using Alcohol and craft Cameo Coral re-inker!

Ink Cameo Coral, Soft Suede
Paper Cameo Coral, Soft Suede, Whisper White
Stamps Pocket Silhouettes
Accessories Smooch Spritz, Soft Suede Polka dot ribbon, Alcohol and craft Cameo Coral re-inker

Thanks for looking enjoy the blog tour, feel free to bookmark my site and please come back to see some of the great new things available in the Summer mini catalog!

Paper Craft Sampler

May is right around the corner and soon it will be time for a new release of the Paper Crafters Sampler. I am lucky enough to have joined the design team for this magazine. I have enjoyed working on some great designs and working with some amazing women.

Our theme for May is, Together forever, the wedding issue. The issue offers ideas for wedding invitations, favors and gifts and more. I love my contribution for the month and here is a sneak peek. I used one of the new sets from the summer mini!

Also included in the May issue is the new Pyramid box template. You can find all this and more in the upcoming issue, due for release available May 10th.

I used My digital studio to create this box. It was a snap to make and the template is free if you purchase the magazine. As an added bonus if you use my code I will send you my template which includes the baroque motifs design incorporated into the template for free! So get right on over to Paper Crafters Sampler and use this code PCSVK to sign up for the magazine that is chock full of great ideas.
I hope you have enjoyed looking at the sneak peek of my project for the upcoming May issue. If you missed our April hop featuring the exclusive PCS "Paper Lantern" template, you can check it out on the "Winged Things" page

Thanks for Looking Virginia

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Big shot bag Class

I have been playing with my big shot. Every one is making these cute little bags. I use mine for my lunch bag. It is really fun to make and it was nice to get out my sewing machine. it has been growing cobwebs since I stopped making dolls!
I will be having a class to make this bag on Saturday May 1st from 1:00 to 4:00 PM at my studio. Class cost is $25.00 and you can choose from a variety of fabrics that I will purchase or Bring your own fabric and the class costs $15.00. I have the sewing machine and the thread to help you complete your project. Email me at  to register. Class is filling up so don't delay.

Thursday, April 08, 2010


I love the new butterfly embosslet!


Stamps Pocket Shilouettes, Autumn Days, Flight of Butterfly
Inks Bashful Blue, Old Olive, Soft seude, Always Artichoke
Paper Whisper white, Always Artichoke
Accessories Daubers, Cloud template

Friday, April 02, 2010

Late Night Stamper Event!

I will be going to Stampin' Up Convention 2010! Why not joins us on July 21-24, 2010

One of my favorite events is the Late Night Stamper event, it is fun filled and always a great time. I will be one of the instructors this year. If you are interested in joining in the fun read below.

OUR LNS events start on Monday July 19th and end on Saturday July 24th with Patsy's WOW
event after convention is over.

$180 gives you the "I want it all package"
or you can pick from the events below

Send your payment to using pay pal
or mail a check to
Sherrill Graff
605 Kendrick Place
Boulder City NV 89005

if you are sending a check e-mail me and let me know so I can hold your spot.

Monday July 19th will be a 8:30 AM stamp camp 8 great projects $90 OPEN
we supply everything except adhesive
Monday Stamp Camp projects are the same on both days

Monday 2 PM shoe box swap $35 OPEN
please bring a project to share with 6 people and a finished project to enter into the contest

Monday Night 7 PM WOWevent by Tami $10 OPEN
bring your camera and a note pad
the WOW demonstrations are different on both days.
all at the Radisson

Tuesday July 20th will be a 8:30 AM stamp camp 8 great projects $90 OPEN

followed by a Tuesday 2 PM shoe box swap $35 OPEN
please bring a project to share with 6 people and a finished project to enter into the contest

then the Tuesday Night 7 PMReunion party 3 fun projects$35OPEN
we supply everything except adhesive all at the Radisson

Wednesday July 21 Anything New Swap 75+1 at the Radisson behind Convention on sign in day

Wednesday Sign In Day 2pm-4pm Shoe Box Swap Hosted by Mary and Brenda $35 OPEN
please bring a project to share with 6 people and a finished project to enter into the contest
at the Radisson

then a Saturday July 24th 6 PM WOWevent by Patsy $10 OPEN
bring your camera and a note pad
at the Radisson
the WOW demonstrations are different on both days.

All events have prizes and give-a-ways.

May God bless you and your family,
Sherrill Graff
You can also check out photos here on Sherrill's blog :)

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