Friday, March 24, 2017

Basket Bunch is a 
"Bunch" of Fun


Hi Everyone,

It's that perfect time to think about your Easter card needs as well as those wonderful treats. There are just a few weeks to get it all done. I love making the sour cream treat bags. They are super quick and super easy. I created a basket full and put them out in the district offices where I work. Everyone loves them. 

Basket Bunch a Must Have
How cute is this Basket Bunch card created by Vikki Beck?
Super cute!

This is another really great cupcake candle I picked up. It's
perfect for the Easter season. It smells just like carrot cake.
My favorite part of this is the cute polka dots and color of
the tea cup.

The Basket Bunch bundle is so perfect! You can easily cut
out all the cute eggs, chicks, and bunny. 
If you need a little head start on your Easter projects, you want to order the Basket Bunch bundle. There are so many wonderful things to create and it's super easy with the framelits. 

Remember if you order on-line, use the hostess code #MA4F4U2X. This code is valid through March.

Any time you order from me, remember you earn "Loyalty Bucks". For every $25.00 you spend you earn 1 "Loyalty Buck". Collect 20 and you choose $30.00 of free product as my gift. Check out my specials at my website for more details about "Loyalty Bucks" as well as classes and events. 

I hope you enjoyed your time here. Be sure to share and leave comments. I love to hear from you. You can also subscribe and be notified each time a blog is posted. Simply leave your email in the space at the top or right of this blog. 

Happy Stampin',
Mary Blocher
The Power Huff Stamper 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

A Time to Celebrate with
New Sale-A-Bration
There are new Occasions and Annual Catalog items available
to redeem for free Sale-A-Bration items.
Hi Everyone,


I'm so excited that Stampin' Up! has offered new Sale-A-Bration choices by including some current Occasions and Annual Catalog products as free items when you place a minimum $50.00 order by March 31st. These items won't run out since they are current products and not specialty items produced just for Sale-A-Bration.
Friday Design Challenge Winner


Congratulations to Jenny for this beautiful card she created for the Friday Design Challenge. She won a free ribbon choice from the current catalogs. I really love the colors of this card and the pop of yellow in the flowers. Remember that each month I put out a design challenge. Be sure to get your projects created and sent to me for judging and display.

If you need a little a little inspiration, these new Sale-A-Bration items will do the trick. I'm so excited about the designer series papers that are part of these freebies

Remember if you order on-line, use the hostess code #MA4F4U2X. This code is valid through March.

Any time you order from me, remember you earn "Loyalty Bucks". For every $25.00 you spend you earn 1 "Loyalty Buck". Collect 20 and you choose $30.00 of free product as my gift. Check out my specials at my website for more details about "Loyalty Bucks" as well as classes and events. 

I hope you enjoyed your time here. Be sure to share and leave comments. I love to hear from you. You can also subscribe and be notified each time a blog is posted. Simply leave your email in the space at the top or right of this blog.

Happy Stampin',
Mary Blocher
The Powerhuff Stamper


Friday, March 17, 2017

Time to Sparkle 
and Shine with Love Sparkles


 Hi Everyone,

My daughter is competing this weekend in the state Cinderella Pageant. One of the things she has to do is to bring gifts for the outgoing queen as well as the newly crowned queen. We found some beautiful candles from the Cupcake Candle Company out of Squim, WA. They have a store at our local mall.

I took a couple of pastel gift bags and created tags using the Love Sparkles Stamp Set out of the Occasions Catalog. The Whisper White Organza ribbon would be perfect for these as well. I hope you love these candles and tags as much as I do.

Okay check out the cute mugs for these candles. Mint
Macaroon and Melon Mambo were perfect colors for
these bags.

Super cute! The candles also have
different scents. They are yummy!

This one has to be my favorite. It is so sweet! The hearts
and butterfly are wonderful. I also like this mug.
If you need a little sparkle in your life, you want to order the Love Sparkles stamp set. It is perfect for all occasions and you can coordinate with all of your other stamp sets. I think the tags on these bags couldn't get any better. I added Dazzling Diamonds to add that sparkle. 

Remember if you order on-line, use the hostess code #MA4F4U2X. This code is valid through March.

Any time you order from me, remember you earn "Loyalty Bucks". For every $25.00 you spend you earn 1 "Loyalty Buck". Collect 20 and you choose $30.00 of free product as my gift. Check out my specials at my website for more details about "Loyalty Bucks" as well as classes and events. 

I hope you enjoyed your time here. Be sure to share and leave comments. I love to hear from you. You can also subscribe and be notified each time a blog is posted. Simply leave your email in the space at the top or right of this blog. I hope to see your creation for the Friday design challenge.

Happy Stampin',
Mary Blocher
The Power Huff Stamper 

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Nailed it Bundle
by
Stampin' Up!


Hi Everyone,

I recently had fun crafting with the Nailed it Bundle in the Occasion's Catalog by Stampin' Up! This bundle is so fun with all of the framelits included. No more fussy cutting is necessary. The couple of projects I made were so much fun. I hope you enjoy.

I really like the affect of the Hexagon embossing folder
with foil paper. The little hardware is so fun.

The enamel shapes worked perfect for screw heads.
Simply use a metallic marker to draw a line over them.
These saw cards were so fun. I had my friends Jessica and Christi help me design this one. Christi's is the one in front. I really like how she did her saw handle. She used a piece of the wood grain DSP and then colored the white parts with a Crushed Curry marker. I really like the ruler thinlit. It can create a fun accent. 


You may think it's too early to think about Father's day, but you really can get a head start as well as creating wonderful cards for brothers, husbands, and more. 

Have you begun your card Design for the Friday Design 
Challenge?


If you haven't seen my recent blog, I put out this Friday Design card challenge. You can create a card inspired by this template and get a chance at winning any ribbon of your choice in a current catalog. You can find more information by visiting my blog for the challenge.


If you liked these samples, you definitely want to order the Nailed it Bundle. It is so fun to use!


Remember if you order on-line, use the hostess code #MA4F4U2X. This code is valid through March.

Any time you order from me, remember you earn "Loyalty Bucks". For every $25.00 you spend you earn 1 "Loyalty Buck". Collect 20 and you choose $30.00 of free product as my gift. Check out my specials at my website for more details about "Loyalty Bucks" as well as classes and events. 

I hope you enjoyed your time here. Be sure to share and leave comments. I love to hear from you. You can also subscribe and be notified each time a blog is posted. Simply leave your email in the space at the top or right of this blog. I hope to see your creation for the design challenge.

Happy Stampin',
Mary Blocher
The Power Huff Stamper 

Friday, March 10, 2017

Friday Design Challenge
and More
Hi Everyone, 

Well it's time to get your creativity on. Each month, I will host a design challenge to anyone who wants to join in. This challenge puts your layering to the test. I love the oval focus. Simply take out that favorite stamp set, colors, and accessories and get stamping. Here are the details.

  • Design your card with the template as your inspiration.
  • Upload your card and either send to me at lennyandmary1@msn.com or send a link where you have your project. 
  • Be sure to include your e-mail so if you win, I can connect for your free prize.
  • Submit by March 20th.
I will collect samples and post all who have submitted. Then a winner will be announced. The winner will receive a ribbon of choice in any current catalog. 

 Here are a few samples that give you an idea of possibilities

Mary Fish of Stampin pretty created this beautiful
Oh So Succulent card

This is another Stampin' Pretty creation.

Lisa created this fun spring card
As you can see, you can create a design exactly like the template, or create a project that is similar to the template, but maybe it has a personal touch. I can't wait to see what you come up with.


have you gotten all the wonderful free Sale-A-Bration items on your wish list? Well with only a few weeks away, don't delay. At this time, you can only earn them while the items are still in stock. The Tin for cards is no longer available, so remember you get a free Sale-A-Bration item with a $50.00 order.

Remember if you order on-line, use the hostess code #MA4F4U2X. This code is valid through March.

Any time you order from me, remember you earn "Loyalty Bucks". For every $25.00 you spend you earn 1 "Loyalty Buck". Collect 20 and you choose $30.00 of free product as my gift. Check out my specials at my website for more details about "Loyalty Bucks" as well as classes and events. 

I hope you enjoyed your time here. Be sure to share and leave comments. I love to hear from you. You can also subscribe and be notified each time a blog is posted. Simply leave your email in the space at the top of this blog.

Happy Stampin',
Mary Blocher
The Power Huff Stamper 

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Water Color Wow
Revisited


Hi Everyone,

I recently had a second water color class since the first was so popular. I made sure that everyone who registered received a pack of Stampin' Up's Water Color pencils. From there we did several techniques using water color pencils, aqua painters, blender pens and more. I hope you enjoy.

Beautiful you is gorgeous in Pacific Point!

Water Color wash is a popular technique. It is
perfect using water color paper.

Using Stampin-write markers on your clear block creates
a one of a kind look. Simply color on the block and spritz
with water or a mix of alcohol and water.

I loved the 6 x 6 card that Vanessa Webb Created.
I CASED and made it a standard card. Inside
the Lines DSP and blender pens made the
perfect images to color. 
One of the things I love about water coloring is that you can create beautiful projects using water color paper or whisper white card stock. The Aqua Painter and blender pens give you the options to decide the type of look you want for your projects. You can go more controlled with Blender Pens or that classic water color look with Aqua Painters.

If you liked these samples and feel like you want to give water coloring a try, you need to order the Stampin' Up! Water Color pencils. These are so popular that they run out of stock, so don't delay! I would also suggest the Water color paper, the Archival Black Stamp pad, and the Aqua-Painters

Remember if you order on-line, use the hostess code #MA4F4U2X. This code is valid through March.

Any time you order from me, remember you earn "Loyalty Bucks". For every $25.00 you spend you earn 1 "Loyalty Buck". Collect 20 and you choose $30.00 of free product as my gift. Check out my specials at my website for more details about "Loyalty Bucks" as well as classes and events. 

I hope you enjoyed your time here. Be sure to share and leave comments. I love to hear from you. You can also subscribe and be notified each time a blog is posted. Simply leave your email in the space at the top of this blog.

Happy Stampin',
Mary Blocher
The Power Huff Stamper 

Monday, March 6, 2017

Paper Pumpkin Celebrates
its 4th Birthday
Hi Everyone,

It's hard to believe that Paper Pumpkin has turned 4! It seems like it just got started. I have such a love for Paper Pumpkin. I think the exclusive stamp set and inks that come in each kit is fantastic. Who doesn't love a surprise? So you can get a surprise every month with your Paper Pumpkin pre-paid subscription. 

During this last month of Sale-A-Bration, you can purchase a 3 month pre-paid subscription for a discounted price of $55.00 and choose a free Sale-A-Bration product. Win/Win.

Check out this great Year in Review Video


One of the things I love most about Paper Pumpkin is that Stampin' Up! has many of the past kits available to purchase as well as refills for the kits. Of course, you can't order these unless you are a subscriber.

On Friday, March 10th, I'm hosting a Paper Pumpkin Birthday Bash at my home. We will have so much fun crafting with Paper Pumpkin and of course all will receive birthday gifts and more. If you are in my Washington State area, simply check out my events page for more information. For those of you not in my area, I still want to treat someone with a Paper Pumpkin birthday gift. Simply leave a comment with the #birthdaybash tag, and I will put you in for a drawing for a Paper Pumpkin kit shown below.

Banner Surprise: June Paper Pumpkin Kit    

  • There’s a big surprise coming in April to Paper Pumpkin! The kit was inspired and designed by Stampin’ Up! CEO Sara Douglass. Contact me today to sign up! You won’t want to miss this.
Wanting to get your 3 month prepaid subscription and get your free Sale-a-Bration item instantly? Simply shop on-line and get your order started. Use this month's hostess code (MA4F4U2X) for your chance at being this month's mystery hostess.You are on your way to 3 months of fun. By subscribing you also earn 2 "Loyalty Bucks" from me.

Want to see More Paper Pumpkin projects? Simply visit Paper Pumpkin on Pinterest.

Happy Stampin',

Mary Blocher
The PowerHuff Stamper