Monday, July 17, 2017

Stampin' Up! Oh So Eclectic Bundle
Yes Please!

Hi Everyone,

Another wonderful Monday is upon us. I wanted to share some other great projects using the Stampin' Up! bundle Oh So Eclectic. What's great about this bundle is that not only is there are 10% discount when you purchase the bundle, there is the Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper that coordinates as well. These samples are some of the swap cards I received from my recent bundle swap that I hosted. Enjoy.

Vikki Beck combined Bermuda Bay and Lemon
Lime Twist (In Color) for this vibrant card.

This swap is on the softer side. Apricot and Emerald Envy
are great together. 

Susan Carlson combined the DSP to enhance
this project. Berry Burst in a great new
In-Color 
The ease of bundles is so great. I am not a fan of fussy cutting, and creating dies to coordinate stamp sets is golden. It helps your projects look more professional and cut well. I remember many time fussy cutting and having my cards not look too great. Now, it's a snap. Come back next Monday to see more bundle swap cards. Let me know which project you like best.


Now is the perfect time to earn Bonus Days $5.00 coupons for every $50.00 you order. For the month of July, Stampin' Up! is rewarding customers with coupons to redeem in August. What a win/win for you. You get great products and coupons for free products later.
If you are in need of any products or want to place an order be sure to use my July Hostess Code #PYGBXUJK for your chance to win hostess rewards. A minimum $25.00 qualifies you. Please do not mark "No Contact" when you order. I won't be able to contact you if you win the July Hostess. 

Remember that when you order on-line, you can earn "Loyalty Bucks". Be sure to comment and share this blog. I'd love to hear from you. You can subscribe at the top or side of my blog.

Happy Stampin'
Mary Blocher
The Power Huff Stamper

Friday, July 14, 2017

Climbing Orchid 
A Beautiful Thing


Hi Everyone,

When I was at a Fred Meyer recently, I noticed some beautiful orchids near the produce section of the store. I was so stunned by the vibrant colors, I had to snap a picture and share with you. These brilliant Berry Burst color was beautiful. 


Then there were these beautiful ones that looked ombre. The light purple was so awesome. This certainly is a Finding Inspiration Friday. I want to share a couple of projects that were part of the Bundle Swap I hosted recently. The Climbing Orchid Stamp set is perfect for these projects. Enjoy.

The watercolor wash background really makes the orchids
pop. This project was created by Jenn Tribue

This stunning card was created
by Vikki Beck

I hope that you find yourself inspired to make today a creative day in stamping. Look around while you are out and about and I'm sure something with catch your attention. 

If you are in need of any products or want to place an order be sure to use my July Hostess Code #PYGBXUJK for your chance to win hostess rewards. A minimum $25.00 qualifies you. Please do not mark "No Contact" when you order. I won't be able to contact you if you win the July Hostess. 



Remember that when you order on-line, you can earn "Loyalty Bucks". Be sure to comment and share this blog. I'd love to hear from you. You can subscribe at the top or side of my blog.

Happy Stampin'
Mary Blocher
The Power Huff Stamper

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Craft Room Overhaul
Hi Everyone,

Well it certainly is time to get my craft room cleaned out and reorganized. My daughter, Sam really gets into organization from time to time and decided that I needed to get busy cleaning out and organizing the room differently. Well here are a couple of pictures to show you where I'm at. 


As you can see, my stamping table becomes the catch all as we clean. I have a large white cabinet that my daughter and I cleaned out and much of it landed on the table. I also have an open space under my prepping counter that had a tub full of large framed pictures of my daughters when they were young. I cleaned that out to now add another roll cart next to the one already there.


This picture shows you progress by my windows. There used to be a sofa table against the window and then I had my 2 drawer file cabinet in front of it. This took up a lot of room. I moved that table to the other side of the room to display catalogs and samples. Then I put my paper rack and a couple other things beside that. It's starting to take shape. 

Be sure to check back. I will post my before and after video to share my outcome. There is still much to do and I hope to get energy to do it. 



I love being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. It is great to be able to stamp with friends and family, but also still have my job in education. This works great for me. I have a couple of girls, one who will be looking into a Master's Program and another graduating high school looking to go to college. With these financial pulls, being a demonstrator gives me the discount and a little extra to enjoy all the products on my wish list. I also love the bonuses and demonstrator perks that pop up all the time. 

If you love to stamp and have thought about being a demonstrator, whether it's for hobby or going out for a more business approach, now is the time. With Stampin' Up! this month, you can get an exclusive essentials pack, a $52.00 value gift when you sign up. That's not all. Also included is the Carols of Christmas stamp set free! That's an additional $20.00 value. 


Be sure to check out the Christmas in July special for new recruits. This is a great way to check off items from your wish list as well as being treated with amazing free products. I'm happy to answer any questions you may have as well as to assist you in signing up to take advantage of this great special.

Happy Stampin'
Mary Blocher
The PowerHuff Stamper

Monday, July 10, 2017

Stampin' Up! Wood Words Bundle
Yes Please!


Hi Everyone,

Welcome to another beautiful week! The weather here is wonderful, but I'm praying for the people in harms way of the awful fires that have been happening here in the west. My daughter sends handmade cards to firefighters battling the blazes. They come from all over the United States to help put out the wildfires.

In this year's annual catalog, there are 23 bundles. That means a 10% savings when you purchase the bundle. That includes the stamp set with a coordinating framelit set or punch. Stampin' Up! designs many coordinating sets which makes crafting so much easier. I recently hosted a bundle swap with other demonstrators. I wanted to share a few of the Wood Words cards using the bundle. Enjoy.

Cathy Bartlett used pink and brown, a
great combination for this card. Love it!

Mary Lou Nelson used the die to create
this crate for the front of her card. I
love how she make apples.

Jennifer Arent created this dynamic card using
the brick embossing folder. I love the focal point
of the rooster.

Okay, Mary Lou also created this fantastic WOW project.
I love the sayings that are included in the stamp set.

When you open the special fold. Wow, look how cool! This
is the winner of all the swaps.
 I have to say that the demonstrators who participated in the swap have put in 110% effort for their projects. They are all wonderful with showcasing the best of the bundles. I will continue to highlight some of the other bundles from the catalog too. I'll reserve Mondays for more bundle sharing. Come back and see more. Let me know which ones you really like.


Now is the perfect time to earn Bonus Days $5.00 coupons for every $50.00 you order. For the month of July, Stampin' Up! is rewarding customers with coupons to redeem in August. What a win/win for you. You get great products and coupons for free products later.

If you are in need of any products or want to place an order be sure to use my July Hostess Code #PYGBXUJK for your chance to win hostess rewards. A minimum $25.00 qualifies you. Please do not mark "No Contact" when you order. I won't be able to contact you if you win the July Hostess. 

Remember that when you order on-line, you can earn "Loyalty Bucks". Be sure to comment and share this blog. I'd love to hear from you. You can subscribe at the top or side of my blog.

Happy Stampin'
Mary Blocher
The Power Huff Stamper




Friday, July 7, 2017

Finding Inspiration Friday



Hi Everyone,

Welcome to another Finding Inspiration Friday. I in this post, I wanted to share an inspiration I found with a shirt I was wearing. It became the perfect inspiration for using Stampin' Up! Embossing Paste and water coloring. Here are the measurements I used for this project:



I had so much fun creating this project using the Embossing Paste. I'm planning an Embossing Paste class for the beginning of August. I'll be sharing much more about this and ways that you can get involved. Take time to find some inspiration in your crafting day. There are so many wonderful things to inspire you every day. Be sure to watch for Part 2 of this inspiration Friday. I have another inspiration with some throw pillows from my outside patio furniture. 

If you are in need of any products or want to place an order be sure to use my July Hostess Code #PYGBXUJK for your chance to win hostess rewards. A minimum $25.00 qualifies you. Please do not mark "No Contact" when you order. I won't be able to contact you if you win the July Hostess. 

Remember that when you order on-line, you can earn "Loyalty Bucks". Be sure to comment and share this blog. I'd love to hear from you. You can subscribe at the top or side of my blog.

Happy Stampin'
Mary Blocher
The Power Huff Stamper
My Summer Break
Puts Creativity in Everyday


Hi Everyone,

One thing about being part of public education, is that you get a break in the summer. Mine is shorter than normal now that I am on special assignment and have some work to do with other teachers in beginning August, so I need to get my creativity going for the month of July. There are so many things I want to do, and the picture above is a preview to a Finding Inspiration Friday video posting on YouTube on Friday. 

One of the things I love is Christmas in July. I decided to use the Eastern Beauty stamp set and Thinlits for a more festive and holiday theme. I hope you like them.

The deep Real Read and Cherry Cobbler add
such richness to this card.

I love the way this medallion cuts out.

On the softer side of the holidays, I choose
to use Seasonal Bells with the Thinlits. Blue
and silver are such a nice combination.

I really like the designs on the bells and the silver
trim.
Now I know it's early for Christmas, so here is a card perfect for that special birthday that comes along.

My brother just celebrated that special benchmark. We laughed
because it is such a surprise to realize you've hit this
milestone. Birthday Delivery is a great stamp set with coordinating
DSP and Framelits.

Another way that I get into crafting is having fun creating 3-D items such as boxes and surprise cards. Stampin' Up! has many products to help create some wonderful projects. I used the Succulent Framelits to create this flower for the top of a box.



The vinyl medallions look beautiful on the colored gift box. I
also wanted to highlight new ribbon of the Ombre ribbon and
the Berry Burst ribbon as well.
Folded up, this fits into a standard envelope.

Surprise, a spring bouquet pop up card can stay
out and be enjoyed.

I really like the texture of the flowers on this project.
I hope you are ready for a little more. I had a great photo of my daughter that was taken while having fun at the park. My daughter and her friend like to go to the school playground and take pictures. I just love this picture because it completely captures who she is. 

Sam will turn 17 in just a few days. She really is a work of God's Art. Her
spirit and empathy shines bright everyday.

I hope you find inspiration and creativity sometime today. Life is full of wonderful things.

If you are in need of any products or want to place an order be sure to use my July Hostess Code #PYGBXUJK for your chance to win hostess rewards. A minimum $25.00 qualifies you. Please do not mark "No Contact" when you order. I won't be able to contact you if you win the July Hostess. 

Remember that when you order on-line, you can earn "Loyalty Bucks". Be sure to comment and share this blog. I'd love to hear from you. You can subscribe at the top or side of my blog.

Happy Stampin'
Mary Blocher
The Power Huff Stamper

Wednesday, July 5, 2017


Bonus Days During July
is Just Like Christmas

Hi Everyone,

Well it's back. Stampin' Up! has started Bonus Days for the month of July. For every $50.00 you order before shipping and tax, you will receive a $5.00 Bonus Coupon to redeem during the month of August. It's Christmas in July. That's my favorite time of year. What's great about this is there is no limit to the number of Bonus Coupons you can earn. What a great way to check off your must have items from your wish list. I know we all have wish lists. 

Here are the details: 

  • There is no limit to the number of coupons participants can receive per order or throughout the duration of the promotion.
  • An email address is required to participate; Bonus Days coupon codes can only be delivered via email.
  • All order types qualify for this promotion excluding Starter Kits.

Okay, what about that last detail? The starter kit promotion is a great way to start earning wonderful things for free. 


During the month of July, when you sign up to be a demonstrator, you receive the Free Essential Gift Pack along with your Starter Kit. This is a $52.00 value.

The Carols of Christmas Stamp set is another wonderful Free item you will receive with your starter kit. Look at the beautiful print of the sayings. I just love the texture they will bring to my projects.


I hope you get inspired to begin some stamping projects that are for the holidays. They will be here before you know it.

If you are in need of any products or want to place an order be sure to use my July Hostess Code #PYGBXUJK for your chance to win hostess rewards. A minimum $25.00 qualifies you. Please do not mark "No Contact" when you order. I won't be able to contact you if you win the July Hostess. 

Remember that when you order on-line, you can earn "Loyalty Bucks". Be sure to comment and share this blog. I'd love to hear from you. You can subscribe at the top or side of my blog.

Happy Stampin'
Mary Blocher
The Power Huff Stamper