Monday, February 27, 2017

Special Folds Projects

Hi Everyone,

Well for Monday class today, I decided to do some special folds cards. I usually don't do these types of projects, but I know they are popular and stampers love them. I think I've also become a fan now that I committed a whole class to them. I hope you enjoy. 

I used the Oh So Succulent bundle and Succulent Garden DSP for this
card. I accidentally used Tangerine Tango on the stamped flowers
instead of Calypso Coral. We will use the right color at class. 

This is the card opening up. The style is called "Z Fold". 
This "Z Fold" card uses a base piece of cardstock 4 1/4" x 11". The inside DSP piece measures 3" x 5 1/4". Two pieces of DSP are cut at 2 1/2" x 4". The front base measures 4 1/4" x 3" and each layer is 1/4" less each layer. The white inside is the same size as the white on front.

This is a super cute "Triangle Fold" with the Cool Treats
Bundle. I just love the soft colors like Peek a Boo Peach and
Pool Party The Tasty Treats DSP is awesome. The
Envelope Punch board created the perfect sized envelope for
this 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" card.

Opening up the main image begins to turn. The Celebrate Saying
comes from the Sale-A-Bration set Any Occasions

This is when the card is opened all the way up. Sorry for the
smudge. I need to use the magic eraser on it. I love how the
Ombre Stamp pad of Peek a Boo Peach looks. 
This "Triangle Fold" card uses a base piece measuring 3 1/2" x 10". Score at 3 1/2" and 7". You will have 3 sections. From the upper left corner, score diagonally to the 3 1/2" score line. Repeat on opposite side diagonally to the 7" score line. Be sure both diagonals go the same direction. Cut a piece of  DSP 3 1/4" x 3 1/4". Cut the DSP from corner to corner diagonally. The white inside piece is also cut at 3 1/4" x 3 1/4". Decorate the outside piece how ever you would like. 


If you like the Any Occasions Sale-A-Bration set, you definitely want to earn it. All the other products used are available to order. Remember if you order on-line, use the hostess code #NFEWXHQV. This code is valid through February.

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. The month of February is "Double Loyalty Bucks".

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

Friday, February 24, 2017

What's Better Than Crafting 
and a Prize Patrol? 
Sale-A-Bration of Course!


Sale-A-Bration is the best time of the stamping year. There are so many wonderful products you can earn free with a $50.00 order. There are stamp sets, designer paper, and more. If you haven't seen them, don't hesitate to ask for your own brochures. There is a little over a month to earn your fee Sale-A-Bration products, so don't delay. 

Check out this video of some of the newest Sale-A-Bration products just released. 


I hope you enjoy these projects using a bit of the new Glimmer Paper Assortment pack that you can earn free. That's right! by leaving a comment and following my blog, you are entered to win a package of the 6" x 6" Glimmer Paper Assortment pack FREE! In your comment, say #glimmerpaper to enter. Good luck! Winner will be drawn on March 10th.



The card on the left was my inspiration for the card using the
Make a Medallion Sale-A-Bration set. 
My card uses the glimmer paper assortment pack and
the Make a Medallion stamp set. Both and free
with a $50.00 purchase. 


If you like the glimmer paper stack, you definitely want to earn it. Remember to comment and follow to win. Remember if you order on-line, use the hostess code #NFEWXHQV. This code is valid through February.

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. The month of February is "Double Loyalty Bucks".

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, February 13, 2017

Getting Organized for 
New Sale-A-Bration Items
Plus contest winners!

Beginning on February 21st, Stampin' Up! released 3 new Sale-A-Bration products that you can earn for the remainder of Sale-A-Bration. These along with the other products will be available to you, so here's your chance to earn more free stamping things. I was able to pre-order them, so I could share them with everyone. The glimmer paper stack is awesome. I can't wait to share projects with you. 


I created a few projects featuring the glimmer paper stack. The colors include; Mint Macaroon, Sweet Sugarplum, and Bermuda Bay. These bright colors are perfect for spring. I hope you enjoy.

This beautiful card features the Sweet Sugarplum glimmer paper
and Falling in Love DSP. Hunter Shannon created a similar card
and I altered the colors for a more vibrant look.
Keeping with the Dragonfly Dreams bundle, this
is so soft and pretty. I really like keeping things
monochromatic and the Mint Macaroon does
that well.
Now it's fun time! I love the Cool Treats Bundle. The
popsicles and ice cream cones have so many possibilities.
The Bermuda Bay glimmer paper really stands out on this card.

And the Winner Are

Recently I posted a couple of blogs with prize give-a-ways. Today is the day to award these to two lucky winners. 

Baby Bear winner is Lilian Hogenmiller. Congratulations!
The Watercolor pencils winner is
Jenny Kecura. Congratualations!
If you like the glimmer paper stack, you definitely want to earn it. A $50.00 order qualifies you for a free Sale-a-Bration item. Remember if you do order on-line, use the hostess code #NFEWXHQV. This code is valid through February.

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. The month of February is "Double Loyalty Bucks".

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

Friday, February 10, 2017

Watercolor WOW
with Stampin' Up! Watercolor Pencils
and Give away


Stampin' Up! Watercolor Pencils have been running out of stock and a window of opportunity has opened for these pencils. Even if they sell out again, I happened to have an extra set to give away to a lucky winner. All you have to do is to subscribe to my blog, post a comment, and share it. In the comment be sure to put #watercolorpencils.


I recently had a watercolor class where participants ordered the pencils and I share many techniques for water coloring. It was so popular that I'm having another class on March 18th. Be sure to look at my calendar of events on my website. 

If you like the Water Color Pencils, you definitely want to subscribe and share my blog. Remember if you do order on-line, use the hostess code #NFEWXHQV. This code is valid through February.

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. The month of February is "Double Loyalty Bucks".

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, February 8, 2017

Baby Bear Stamp Set 
Give Away

One of the most popular stamp sets in the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog with Stampin' Up! is the Baby Bear Stamp set. This wonderful stamp set is a layering stamp set giving the bear textures and seeming like real fur. I hope you enjoy these samples and be sure to share and comment to win this stamp set.


This chart shows you different color combinations that create many wonderful bears. Don't they look like real teddy bears?

This baby card is so sweet and can be turned
into Valentines as well.

Who doesn't love a bear wishing you a great
birthday


Everyone loves crafting with Baby Bear at my class.

Okay don't you love Baby Bear? You can be the winner of this stamp set. All you need to do is to post a comment and use the #babybear to be entered. Be sure to include your e-mail so I can contact you if you win. Also, you need to share this blog with a friend. I hope you are the lucky winner. The winner will be drawn on February 20th. 

Monday, February 6, 2017

A Little Spring During
This Winter with 
Helping Me Grow by Stampin' Up!


I recently had a fun "shoebox" swap with some friends. We each designed a card and then prepped enough supplies for everyone to make. This event is so fun because everyone gets a chance to get creative and design a project. This is the card I created with the Helping Me Grow Photopolymer set by Stampin' Up! This set is great to use for many techniques. I kept my flowers gray and allowed the water colored background to stand out. I also love the Dapper Denim ribbon


Helping Me Grow Photopolymer Stamp Set
Helping me Grow Photopolymer Stamp set #140764

 For this project I used Marina Mist cardstock and ink. Archival Basic Gray and Daffodil Delight cardstock and ink as well. Whisper White cardstock is used for the top layer.You will also want a Stampin' Spritzer and your clear block any size you'd like.
 Stamp the Daffodil ink first directly on half of the clear block. Then do the same with Marina Mist. It's fine if it covers some of the Daffodil Delight. Spritz the block with 2 or 3 spritzes of water.
Stamp the block directly onto the Whisper White cardstock. Hold down for a count of 10 before taking the block away. The ink will look a bit blotchy and spotty, but will blend and smooth as it dries. Be sure to allow the cardstock to dry before stamping the flowers. 

Here are a couple of Stampin' Up! samples of this wonderful set.

Helping Me Grow Photopolymer Stamp Set

Helping Me Grow Photopolymer Stamp Set
This project uses White embossing powder and then sponging resist.
If you like the Helping me Grow Stamp set, you definitely want to order it. Remember if you do order on-line, use the hostess code #NFEWXHQV. This code is valid through February.

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. The month of February is "Double Loyalty Bucks".

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

Friday, February 3, 2017

Designer Tin of Tags Kit
Beautiful Cards at your Finger Tips

Designer Tin of Cards Project Kit 

The Stampin' Up! Designer Tin of Cards Kit is one of the best that has been offered. I brought mine out for a Monday stamping class and we had a blast. In this kit, you get supplies to create 16 beautiful cards, 4 of each design. These cards are so rich and full of dimension. For this kit, you can also purchase the coordinating stamp set, but I didn't have it, so I pulled out many other sets with sayings to customize our cards. Here are the final cards we created on Monday.




It was so fun when we tried to decide which design we liked best. Seeing the samples in the instructions did not do these justice. Each card we finished we claimed to "love it" and then the next one we did the same thing. Well we finally decided that this kit is the best ever and all 4 designs are fantastic. 

Paper Pumpkin Kits as Great as the Designer Tin of Cards
A Special Continues Through March


On a recent blog, I let you know about the special going on for Paper Pumpkin. These kits are wonderful, and they are similar to the kits that Stampin' Up! offers in their catalogs. You subscribe to receive the Paper Pumpkin kits. In each kit, there is an exclusive stamp set, inks, and all the other supplies needed to finish the projects. Kits range from cards, to 3-D items, gift bags and more. Each month is a surprise with all that you need inside.

During Sale-A-Bration, January 4-March 31st, you can purchase a Paper Pumpkin, 3 month prepaid subscription for just $55.00. That saves you $2.00 each month and you earn a free Sale-A-Bration item and, you get 2 "Loyalty Bucks" from me. 

Wanting to get your 3 month prepaid subscription and get your free Sale-a-Bration item instantly? Simply click here to shop on-line and get your order started. Use this month's hostess code (NFEWXHQV) 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.



If you like the Designer Tin of Cards Kit, you definitely want to order it. Remember if you do order on-line, use the hostess code #NFEWXHQV. This code is valid through February.

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. The month of February is "Double Loyalty Bucks".

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