Monday, March 25, 2019

Must Have Colors Monday
2017-2019 In-Colors Retiring

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT RETIRING IN COLORS

Hi Everyone,

One of the many awesome features of Stampin Up products is our color coordination. Everything matches, it’s like Gar-animals. Remember those clothes when we were kids? The monkey tags went with the monkeys, making it easy to dress your kids in matching clothes. Stampin up is like the Gar-animals of paper crafts lol. Stampin Up has 5 Color Collections: Regals, Subtles, Brights, Neutrals and In Colors. 
The In Color collection is a little different from our Core Collection. It’s broken down into 2 groups of 5. Each year 5 of these 10 colors go away, and we get 5 new colors. It’s a great way to introduce fresh and trendy colors.
The In Color Collections are named by the year they were introduced and the year they will be retired. For example the collection retiring this year is named 2017-2019 In Colors. They are retired with the Annual Catalog officially retiring June 3, 2019 (the date is marked on the back of the annual catalog). Once announced, these retiring In Color products will be “whiles supplies last” and often sell out quickly.
Head’s Up
I’m giving you this head’s up so you can start budgeting your purchases and collecting the In color products you want now. I recommend stocking up on ink pad refills and card stock in these colors now. This way you won’t have to worry about quick sell-outs and missing out on your fav colors. Some of these products will sell out within days of the Retirement list being announced. A full list of products containing these colors is below. Please note that it is not official yet that all will retire, but any of the current Designer Series Papers will be discontinued as well.

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When will the 2019 retirement list be announced? Both the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog & the Occasions Catalog will be ending on June 3. The list of products that will be discontinued (not carried over into the new catalog) is called the “Retirement List”. The official date of this year’s retirement list release has not been announced, but it will most likely be in mid-April. I do not know what else is retiring yet. I’ll post this info as soon as it’s announced.
If you are in need of any products you can place an order online. I appreciate you choosing me as your demonstrator. Be sure to use the March hostess code #YRA2GQB6 when placing your order. You can also earn free Sale-A-Bration items with a minimum $50 order. It's a Win/Win! 

If you place a $150 order, don't use the hostess code. You qualify for your own hostess benefits. You also earn free Sale-A-Bration products. Please do not mark "No Contact" when you order. I won't be able to contact you to award you with Loyalty Bucks or prizes.


Remember that when you order on-line, you can earn "Loyalty Bucks". For every $25.00 you order, you receive 1 loyalty bucks. Collect 20 loyalty bucks and you receive $30.00 free merchandise. Be sure to comment and share this blog. I'd love to hear from you. 

Happy Stampin',
Mary Blocher
The PowerHuff Stamper

Friday, March 8, 2019

Finding Inspiration Friday
Freshly Made Sketches Challenge

Hi Everyone,
It's a wonderful Friday with lots of inspiration for stamping. Today I'm participating in the Freshly Made Sketches 378 challenge. This one was a little more difficult for me to complete, but I really like what I ended up making. You can always find inspiration in the sketch challenges. 

When I saw this challenge, I immediately went for my designer series paper stacks. The Classic Garage DSP is fantastic! There are so many wonderful designs and it is about time to think of those occasions for the men in our life.


The rich colors of the paper coordinate so well together too. Notice the die-cut gears. They were cut out using the DSP. I really love the Geared up Garage Stamp set and coordinating dies. There are so many different ways to use them. I did share some other projects using this bundle in previous blogs.


You can't forget to dress the insides of your projects either. For this card, I decided to make it for Father's Day. Our family loves to go to car shows and my husband knows everything about old classic cars. This Geared up Garage is the perfect set to use for a card for him. 

father's day card stamp and die set

You can see many more entries at the FMS378 It closes on Monday, so you even have time to create your own entry.

Thanks so much for stopping in and be sure to check out the wonderful new Sale-A-Bration items added to earn free.


Stampin' Up! has also just released that more items are part of Sale-A-Bration. Catalog items have been added to the free list. Be sure to check out all there is to earn free. 

There are so many reasons to be inspired by the wonderful stamping products that you earn for free! I know that this 2nd phase of Sale-A-Bration will spark your creativity too. Be sure to check back for more projects inspired by these new products. 

If you are in need of any products you can place an order online. I appreciate you choosing me as your demonstrator. Be sure to use the March hostess code #YRA2GQB6 when placing your order. You can also earn free Sale-A-Bration items with a minimum $50 order. It's a Win/Win! 

If you place a $150 order, don't use the hostess code. You qualify for your own hostess benefits. You also earn free Sale-A-Bration products. Please do not mark "No Contact" when you order. I won't be able to contact you to award you with Loyalty Bucks or prizes.


Remember that when you order on-line, you can earn "Loyalty Bucks". For every $25.00 you order, you receive 1 loyalty bucks. Collect 20 loyalty bucks and you receive $30.00 free merchandise. Be sure to comment and share this blog. I'd love to hear from you. 

Happy Stampin',
Mary Blocher
The PowerHuff Stamper

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Weekly Wednesday
Global Design Challenge

Hi Everyone,
Thanks for stopping in to my blog. Today I'm sharing a project created for the Global Design Project sketch challenge. This week they posted a challenged called "Sweeter Than Candy". I love candy, so this is perfect!

I really enjoy creating for these challenges. They layout challenges are fun, but I really like the variety you have with the theme challenges. 


For my saying, I used Uninked Spots with Ink Refills to get the multi-colored saying. The Birthday Cheer Bundle is so fun! The thinlits are fantastic. I love the row of cupcakes. You can see many more entries at the GDP#179 Blog Post. It closes on Monday, so you even have time to create your own entry.

Thanks so much for stopping in and be sure to check out the wonderful new Sale-A-Bration items added to earn free.


Stampin' Up! has also just released that more items are part of Sale-A-Bration. Catalog items have been added to the free list. Be sure to check out all there is to earn free. 

There are so many reasons to be inspired by the wonderful stamping products that you earn for free! I know that this 2nd phase of Sale-A-Bration will spark your creativity too. Be sure to check back for more projects inspired by these new products. 

If you are in need of any products you can place an order online. I appreciate you choosing me as your demonstrator. Be sure to use the March hostess code #YRA2GQB6 when placing your order. You can also earn free Sale-A-Bration items with a minimum $50 order. It's a Win/Win! 

If you place a $150 order, don't use the hostess code. You qualify for your own hostess benefits. You also earn free Sale-A-Bration products. Please do not mark "No Contact" when you order. I won't be able to contact you to award you with Loyalty Bucks or prizes.


Remember that when you order on-line, you can earn "Loyalty Bucks". For every $25.00 you order, you receive 1 loyalty bucks. Collect 20 loyalty bucks and you receive $30.00 free merchandise. Be sure to comment and share this blog. I'd love to hear from you. 

Happy Stampin',
Mary Blocher
The PowerHuff Stamper

Monday, March 4, 2019

Make it Monday
Paper Players Sketch Challenge

Hi Everyone,
Welcome to Monday and my sketch challenge blog. Today it's all about the Paper Players Theme Challenge PP431. Everyone is anxiously awaiting the arrival of spring, so this challenge is very fitting. 


In my recent posts, I've shared the Beauty Abounds Stamp set that features wonderful butterflies, but today I'm happy to share my project using the new Painted Seasons Stamp set. 


Painted Seasons is part of Sale-A-Bration. It is a level 2 set which means you earn it free with a $100 order. It is bundled with beautiful DSP. The stamps in the set are the distinctive style of stamps. This means there is so much fine detail that the flowers look real and have so much depth to them. Add a touch of the Wink of Stella and you have a bit of glimmer. Be sure to check out all the other entries at the Paper Players 431 blog post. You can even enter your own design. 


The Painted Seasons Set is one of 3 new Sale-A-Bration products you can earn free during the month of March. This bundle that is available for the $100 threshold. The Painted Seasons Bundle comes with a beautiful Painted Seasons Stamp Set and a coordinating 12" x 12" Designer Series paper pack. This bundle was designed with the four seasons in mind. You can use these throughout the year. Here is a look at this fantastic Bundle.




Stampin' Up! has also just released that more items are part of Sale-A-Bration. Catalog items have been added to the free list. Be sure to check out all there is to earn free. 

There are so many reasons to be inspired by the wonderful stamping products that you earn for free! I know that this 2nd phase of Sale-A-Bration will spark your creativity too. Be sure to check back for more projects inspired by these new products. 

If you are in need of any products you can place an order online. I appreciate you choosing me as your demonstrator. Be sure to use the March hostess code #YRA2GQB6 when placing your order. You can also earn free Sale-A-Bration items with a minimum $50 order. It's a Win/Win! 

If you place a $150 order, don't use the hostess code. You qualify for your own hostess benefits. You also earn free Sale-A-Bration products. Please do not mark "No Contact" when you order. I won't be able to contact you to award you with Loyalty Bucks or prizes.


Remember that when you order on-line, you can earn "Loyalty Bucks". For every $25.00 you order, you receive 1 loyalty bucks. Collect 20 loyalty bucks and you receive $30.00 free merchandise. Be sure to comment and share this blog. I'd love to hear from you. 

Happy Stampin',
Mary Blocher
The PowerHuff Stamper

Monday, February 25, 2019

Make it on Monday
Butterfly Beauty Thinlit Dies


Hi Everyone,
Thanks for stopping in today. I'm glad you decided to be part of my blogging day. I am sharing some of the wonderful products in the Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog that are available through June 3rd. One of the most stunning products is the Butterfly Beauty Thinlit dies that coordinate with the Beauty Abounds Stamp set that I shared in a recent post. These butterfly dies are incredible!!! I'm sharing three projects from some great demonstrators who participated in a recent swap with me.


This fun card was created by Deb Babcock. She used the bundle in her project. I really like that she used the Gingham Gala DSP stack as well. Deb focused on Lemon Lime Twist to have this project pop.


I really like this design created by Lynne Ward Wallace. Look closely, can you see that Lynne also used the Gingham Gala DSP stack as well? She used the Grapefruit Grove gingham and die cut the butterflies. Then she layered with Basic Gray. I really like the tones used for this project.


If you have visited my blog in the past, you know I love when things are monochromatic (one color theme). This project created by Cathy Bartlett is stunning! I love how she created her background with the Beauty Abounds Stamp set. Cathy used Calypso Coral and Grapefruit Grove together for this card. 

Beauty Abounds Cling Bundle


I hope you enjoyed these projects today. I think this is one of the best products ever! The possibilities are endless with Butterfly Beauty Thinlits die set

There are a couple of great ways to earn free Sale-A-Bration products going on right now. You earn free Sale-A-Bration products when you order pre-paid Paper Pumpkin kits and the Sale-A-Bration promotion. The Beauty Abounds Bundle qualifies for a free Sale-A-Bration product. If you would like to purchase, simply visit my online store. Click on either picture for more details



Thanks so much for stopping by on this Monday. I hope you share and follow my blog. It's a pleasure stamping with you.

If you are in need of any products you can place an order online. I appreciate you choosing me as your demonstrator. Be sure to use the February hostess code #H2SRMD34 when placing your order. You can also earn free Sale-A-Bration items with a minimum $50 order. It's a Win/Win! 

If you place a $150 order, don't use the hostess code. You qualify for your own hostess benefits. You also earn free Sale-A-Bration products. Please do not mark "No Contact" when you order. I won't be able to contact you to award you with Loyalty Bucks or prizes.


Remember that when you order on-line, you can earn "Loyalty Bucks". For every $25.00 you order, you receive 1 loyalty bucks. Collect 20 loyalty bucks and you receive $30.00 free merchandise. Be sure to comment and share this blog. I'd love to hear from you. 

Happy Stampin',
Mary Blocher
The PowerHuff Stamper







Friday, February 22, 2019

Finding Inspiration Friday
Painted Seasons Sale-A-Bration

Hi Everyone,
Welcome to my Finding Inspiration Friday Post. Today I'm excited to share a couple of projects I've created with the new Painted Seasons Sale-A-Bration Bundle by Stampin' Up! 
This is a wonderful level 2 Sale-A-Bration product item and can only be earned with a $100 stamp order.

UNSET 

The Painted Season Stamp set and designer series paper was created for all seasons so that you would have the versatility throughout the year.


For my first project, I decided to do quick and simple stamping. This card only has one stamped image with a little sponging. The beautiful DSP is the star of this card. Call Me Clover Cardstock coordinates perfectly with the greenery in the paper. 


The punch you are seeing is the upcoming Story Label Punch available on March 1st to customers. Anyone who is a demonstrator or joins during February can pre-order this punch and other coordinated products for Sale-A-Bration. I recently shared a post about these products. 


Okay, I just love designer series paper. I love to mix and match and allow the DSP to be the star of the show. If you've seen my posts, you know I love my DSP! For this project, I used the Painted Seasons Stamp set and then I used the coordinating Painted Seasons framelits (available March 1st or pre-order for demonstrators or anyone who joins). Grapefruit Grove and Balmy Blue are 2 great colors together.


If you look closely, you can see how much detail is on the flowers. These are the distinctive line of stamps where the images really look real by how much detail is added. These stamps create stunning flowers! 


Sale-A-Bration is in full swing now with the 2nd release of free product. There are so many wonderful items to choose from with a minimum order. You can check out all the Sale-A-Bration items at my online store.

Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing in my inspiration. I hope I have inspired you to stamp and create fun projects. 

If you are in need of any products you can place an order online. I appreciate you choosing me as your demonstrator. Be sure to use the February hostess code #H2SRMD34 when placing your order. You can also earn free Sale-A-Bration items with a minimum $50 order. It's a Win/Win! 

If you place a $150 order, don't use the hostess code. You qualify for your own hostess benefits. You also earn free Sale-A-Bration products. Please do not mark "No Contact" when you order. I won't be able to contact you to award you with Loyalty Bucks or prizes.


Remember that when you order on-line, you can earn "Loyalty Bucks". For every $25.00 you order, you receive 1 loyalty bucks. Collect 20 loyalty bucks and you receive $30.00 free merchandise. Be sure to comment and share this blog. I'd love to hear from you. 

Happy Stampin',
Mary Blocher
The PowerHuff Stamper

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

What a Wow Wednesday
Beauty Abounds + Butterflies

Hi Everyone,
Thanks so much for stopping by today. We are still have lots of snow out here in the Pacific Northwest, but that just means more stamping! Today I wanted to continue to share some wonderful projects using the products from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog that runs through May. There are so many fantastic products and it seems not enough time to share them all. I have some great samples to share with you created by some wonderful stamping friends. 


This beautiful card was created by Vikki Beck. Vikki creates wonderful projects every time she participates in my swaps. This card was created using Highland Heather Cardstock and inks. She also paired a bit of Gorgeous Grape as well. Notice the embossed part of her card? That was created using the Big Shot Embossing Mats and Butterfly Beauty Thinlits Dies. The butterfly accents are also from the thinlits dies. 


This is a special fold card. Many call this the Z-Fold. I just love the colors that were chosen for this project. I also love the little surprise when you open up the card. 


This project was created by Donna Ross. I love the monochromatic theme of this card. Donna used Thick White Cardstock and the Layered Leaves Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. Donna also used the Layering Circles Framelits and the Butterfly Beauty Thinlits Dies as well for that gorgeous butterfly. A bit of Daffodil Delight Double Stitched Ribbon adds that extra touch.


There really is something special about the color choices being used for these projects. This project created by Lorrie Skinner focused on how well Highland Heather and Basic Black go together. The result is a striking project! She also paired the Gala Gingham DSP to this card. 

The Beauty Abound Stamp set is wonderful and paired with the Butterfly Beauty Thinlits Dies is enough to qualify for a free Level One Sale-A-Bration product.

If you are in need of any products you can place an order online. I appreciate you choosing me as your demonstrator. Be sure to use the February hostess code #H2SRMD34 when placing your order. You can also earn free Sale-A-Bration items with a minimum $50 order. It's a Win/Win! 

If you place a $150 order, don't use the hostess code. You qualify for your own hostess benefits. You also earn free Sale-A-Bration products. Please do not mark "No Contact" when you order. I won't be able to contact you to award you with Loyalty Bucks or prizes.


Remember that when you order on-line, you can earn "Loyalty Bucks". For every $25.00 you order, you receive 1 loyalty bucks. Collect 20 loyalty bucks and you receive $30.00 free merchandise. Be sure to comment and share this blog. I'd love to hear from you. 

Happy Stampin',
Mary Blocher
The PowerHuff Stamper





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