Sunday, September 18, 2016

The Weather is a Changing
 
Hi Everyone,
 
The weather has been changing, and I've noticed our days getting shorter. That time for gathering with friends and creating wonderful stamped projects is certainly here. One of the things I just love is getting together with my friends to have a "shoe box swap". This gives my friends and customers a chance to be the idea maker. Each person designs a card and then puts all the supplies in a box so that everyone else can make their card. We come together with snacks to share and just have a great time trading boxes and creating. I wanted to share some of the projects that were created.
 
I really love the Christmas Pines Set. We set our
shoebox swap for fall to Christmas. This was my project
I wanted to share a video of Kris Miller sharing her project that is a holiday one using the Christmas Pines bundle. Enjoy.


Christ created this fall card. I love the gold accents

 
My sister-n-law Arla created this fun and shimmery card
using the owl punch for the ghosts
What a fun trick or treat project.

These cute shimmery ghosts were made by Bea

I love the puffy mummy!

This Halloween witch looks like it's up to something.
This project was created by Bunny
 As you can see I have lots of Halloween fans that are stamping friends. I really wanted to do Halloween too, but I know there would be plenty, so I opted for the fall with the Christmas Pines bundle. If you have any Halloween fall or Halloween projects you'd like to share, I'd be happy to post. Simply contact me at lennyandmary1@msn.com or my Facebook page.

You can still use this month's Hostess Code ATFF92YD to have a chance at Mystery Hostess. If you are chosen, you will get all of the hostess benefits for the party total. When shopping on-line, be sure to use the hostess code so your order will be linked. For every $25.00 you spend, your name goes into the drawing.

I hope you enjoyed these projects. Leave a comment or share with a friend. I hope to see some of your creations as well.

Happy Stampin',

Mary Blocher
The Power Huff Stamper


 


Thursday, September 1, 2016

Stamping Excitement is in the Air

 Stampin' Up! has released their new Holiday Catalog from September 1st through January 3rd and it is fabulous! I can't even begin to tell you the must have products in this catalog. From fall through Winter, there are so many wonderful things for card making, scrapbooking, and gift giving. To see up close on many of the products simply visit Stampin' Up!'s YouTube channel for videos on many of the stamp sets, bundles, and kits. Here is a peek at the new catalog.

What a fun preview of all of the new stamping goodies
 
One of the products I just love is the Sweet Home Bundle. This is such a great bundle! There are so many wonderful and cute things you can do with this set. I first love the size of the little houses. They are perfect for filling with treats for your friends and family. You can also create some fun cards and memories with this bundle.
 
These are so cute!

Sweet Home Bundle
Sweet Home Bundle

I am having a special class using this bundle for participants to create many fun projects. Check out my classes and events at my website for more information. If you aren't local, you can still participate in this event. This class is $15.00 and all the supplies for the projects are included. It is scheduled for Saturday, October 1st. Any participants wanting to purchase the bundle may do so and attend the class for free.
 
 
September Stamping Specials
 
 
When things didn't seem like they could get better, Stampin' Up! just wants to spoil us all. During the month of September, each week will feature many products from the Annual Catalog on sale up to 25% off. I love the chance to be spoiled each week with savings. Be sure to check in each week to see what's new on sale.
 
More Details:
  •  All order types qualify for this promotion.
  • Product selection may vary in each market based on inventory levels.
  • Product selection will be updated weekly at midnight (MT) on each Thursday of the Special Offers promotion
    • Week 1 Special Offers available September 1-7
    • Week 2 Special Offers available September 8-14
    • Week 3 Special Offers available September 15-21
What I love about this Special offers is that you can have many chances to win Mystery Hostess  with me. I will use the same hostess code for this month #ATFF924D, so when you want to order specials, you can order anytime during the month using the hostess code. Every $25.00 puts your name in for a chance to win. I can’t wait to see what is available each week on special.
 
If you need a holiday catalog or any other needs, don't hesitate to contact me. I'm very happy to help.
 
Happy Stampin',
 
Mary Blocher
The Power Huff Stamper
 
 
 

Blogging Friends September Blog Hop
 
 
Hello Everyone and welcome to another wonderful Blogging Friends Blog Hop. We are Stampin' Up! demonstrators from all over the world and love to share our love of stamping. This month we are focusing on our "blogiversary" and what we love about it and how it inspires us in our stamping. We have posted together for quite a while and it's time to celebrate. I hope you enjoy my creations and get some great ideas from the other bloggers.
 
We also decided that we want to give away "Blog Candy". What's that? Well simply leave a comment with #blogcandy on my post and you have a chance to win Clear Tiny Treat Boxes and Watermelon Wonder striped ribbon.


 This month I have found a few great birthday celebrations from  stampers who stamp with me. I wanted to highlight their efforts. Enjoy.
 
Gold Glimmer paper was used and really steps up this project.


 
Lisa Bailey created this super fun celebration card
with a gift card enclosure. New In-Colors was the focus as well.

 
This is a super "WOW" project by Kathleen Smith!

 
 

3 tiers of happiness.
 
These are all very festive and fun. I think they fit right into our "blogiversary" don't you? It's time to see what the other bloggers have to share. Simply click below to go to Danica's page. Don't forget to leave your comment for a chance to win my "blog candy" prizes.
 
Happy Stampin',
Mary Blocher
The Power Huff Stamper
 

Click to visit Danica's blog

 
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Monday, August 22, 2016

Christmas in July Swap
Fantastic Projects by Fantastic Stampers
 
 
Hi Everyone, I am so excited to share some of my favorite cards from a recent card swap I hosted with many other Stampin' Up! demonstrators. Everyone who participated did a fantastic job with what I call "Wow" cards. I hope you enjoy these samples.
 


Becky O'Donnell is a fantastic artist. She blew me away with her projects

Linda Payne created this cute stand up display.

I love the copper and the deep background that Bea Putnam created.


Becky O'Donnell has done it again. Just wonderful!

This is one of the Joyful Nativity projects I created.

This is the most striking and beautiful cards ever by Becky O'Donnell.

Gift card older on the inside.

I love the bit of bling with the glimmer paper. Project by Jenn Charles.

A super cute gift box by Becky O'Donnell.

I really like to gold accents in the wreath. Project by Pat Delaney.

Wow is all I can say. Created by Irene Smith.

 
All of these projects are fantastic! I know that you would agree with me. I have received 80 cards and all are great. These are just a peek at all of them. If you would like a PDF that has pictures of all of the cards, simply comment and leave your e-mail address. I'm happy to send it to you.
 
Happy Stampin',
Mary Blocher
The Power Huff Stamper


Saturday, July 16, 2016

Happy Sweet 16 Birthday to my Daughter
 

 
It's so hard to believe that my youngest daughter, Samantha turned 16! She just went through foot surgery, so her day was pretty low key. She and her friend loved my "card in a box" birthday card. They were pretty impressed and wondered how in the world it works. I thought I'd share it with you.
 
This is the perfect size to go into a 6 x 6" envelope.

How can you not love our It's My Party DSP from the Occasions Catalog?


Melon Mambo, the balloon punch, and the Number of Years bundle
made this a perfect project

 
The card in the box is such a great Wow! Everyone is so impressed with these. You can create them for any occasion. There are many YouTube tutorials, but I really liked Queen Bea's Creations tutorial. You can view it for all the measurements you need to create your own "Card in a Box" creation.
 

I would love to see any "Card in a Box" creation you might create. Simply send me a picture at lennyandmary1@msn.com so I can post it to my blog and share your creativity.
 
 


It's that exciting Bonus Days with Stampin' Up! now though July when you spend $50.00 on an order, you will receive a $5.00 Bonus Coupon to redeem in August on any Stampin' Up! products.
 
Here are the Details
  • An email address is required to participate in this promotion; Bonus Days coupon codes can only be delivered to participants via email.
  • We strongly recommend that participants both save emails containing their Bonus Days coupon codes AND write down the coupon codes in a safe place—the codes cannot be resent if the participant loses the email, and Demonstrator Support cannot recover lost codes.
  • Participants will receive a $5 USD/$6 CAD Bonus Days coupon code via email for every $50 USD/$60 CAD they spend in a single order (catalog price before shipping and tax). There is no limit to the number of coupons participants can receive per order or throughout the duration of the promotion. There is no limit on the number of coupons participants can use on an order during redemption.
  • Bonus Days coupons codes can be used in the checkout process during the redemption period.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes can be redeemed for any product, excluding Starter Kits and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions. New prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes can be redeemed.
  • Promotion period: July 7–31, 2016

I think this is so exciting. Now is the perfect time to catch up on all those stamping supplies you need to get creating. I know that I have many things on my wish list with the new Annual Catalog and I'm sure you do too. Remember that the promotion is from July 7 - 31st and there is no limit to the number of bonus coupons you can earn.
 
Get More Rewards 
Mystery Hostess July
 
Hostess Code #RGMVSCJF
For every $25.00 you spend using the hostess code, you can be win mystery hostess. Order between July 7th - 31st with a qualifying $50.00 order and you get a bonus coupon and 2 chances in the mystery hostess drawing. 

Now is the best time to begin to think about all the wonderful stamping opportunities as summer will soon fade into fall. Don't hesitate to contact me for any questions or details.

Happy Stampin',
Mary Blocher
The Power Huff Stamper

Monday, July 11, 2016

My Many Marvelous Bonus Days Packages
 
 
Hurry! We only have a few weeks of Bonus Days! Stampin’ Up! has never done anything like this before: You’ll get a $5 USD/$6 CAD coupon (via email) by spending $50 USD/$60 CAD in July. You can use the coupons in August on any item you want! The best part is that you can earn another coupon for every $50 USD/$60 CAD you spend. The sky’s the limit! I recommend using this time to stock up on essentials or splurge on your wish list items. Once August rolls around, you’ll get to have fun shopping again with all your Bonus Days coupons.
 
I've put together some great package ideas that total $50.00 so you don't have to spend a lot of time trying to coordinate what to order. Choose any one of these to order and you have earned a $5.00 bonus coupon. Add another and earn another $5.00 bonus coupon and so on. The suggested listed products comes out to $50.00 or just a slight bit over. The items chosen are perfect to get your projects completed. 
  
Bonus Day Package Ideas to reach $50.00

Sweet Cupcake Suite




Oh Happy Day Card Kit





Fruit Stand Suite



A Corny Thank You
 



A Joyful Nativity



Bunch of Blossoms Suite
 


As you can see, there are many wonderful things to chose from if you want some help on what to order to get your bonus coupons. I hope these suggestions give you some great ideas to get stamping. Simply shop at Stampin' Up! to place your order and earn your bonus coupon. Don't forget to enter hostess code #RGMVSCJF to be entered into my July Mystery Hostess party. You could earn hostess dollars if your name is chosen from the drawing. For more information simply visit my website at www.maryblocher.stampinup.net

Happy Stampin',

Mary Blocher
The Power Huff Stamper

 

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Christmas in July + Bonus Coupon Special 

 
It's that exciting Bonus Days with Stampin' Up! now though July when you spend $50.00 on an order, you will receive a $5.00 Bonus Coupon to redeem in August on any Stampin' Up! products.
 
Here are the Details
  • An email address is required to participate in this promotion; Bonus Days coupon codes can only be delivered to participants via email.
  • We strongly recommend that participants both save emails containing their Bonus Days coupon codes AND write down the coupon codes in a safe place—the codes cannot be resent if the participant loses the email, and Demonstrator Support cannot recover lost codes.
  • Participants will receive a $5 USD/$6 CAD Bonus Days coupon code via email for every $50 USD/$60 CAD they spend in a single order (catalog price before shipping and tax). There is no limit to the number of coupons participants can receive per order or throughout the duration of the promotion. There is no limit on the number of coupons participants can use on an order during redemption.
  • Bonus Days coupons codes can be used in the checkout process during the redemption period.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes can be redeemed for any product, excluding Starter Kits and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions. New prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes can be redeemed.
  • Promotion period: July 7–31, 2016

I think this is so exciting. Now is the perfect time to catch up on all those stamping supplies you need to get creating. I know that I have many things on my wish list with the new Annual Catalog and I'm sure you do too. Remember that the promotion is from July 7 - 31st and there is no limit to the number of bonus coupons you can earn.
 
Get More Rewards 
Mystery Hostess July
 
Hostess Code #RGMVSCJF
For every $25.00 you spend using the hostess code, you can be win mystery hostess. Order between July 7th - 31st with a qualifying $50.00 order and you get a bonus coupon and 2 chances in the mystery hostess drawing. 
 

 
 
Christmas in July Stamp-A-Stack
 
I love the excitement that happens when we think of Christmas in July. It is so fun to begin to create all the holiday cards and packaging we need in the few months beyond July. It's the perfect time to get started so your cards get delivered in time. I have been designing and prepping for my Stamp-A-Stack that is happening on Saturday, July 9th at 10:00a.m. Cost is $12.00 for 10 cards and envelopes. Participants stamp 2 of each project for a total of 10. If you are in the area of Bremerton, WA or in the West Sound, you should plan to attend. Simply let me know that you would like to come. Here are a couple of projects I have finished designing. I hope you like them.
 



I love the new It's Christmas Specialty Designer Series paper. Both of these projects use the DSP as the focal point of the card. DSP makes projects so rich and stunning. It's sure an easy way to add wow to any project. There is no better time to get your Christmas on.

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Stampin'

Mary Blocher
The Power Huff Stamper