Monday, January 16, 2017

Monday's Stampin' Class
It's all About Love

Sealed With Love
I recently used the Sealed with Love bundle for the Blogging Friends Blog Hop. I created 4 note cards. I really love the Sending Love DSP stack and the stamp set too, so I decided that my weekly class needed to be all about love. 

The Red Glimmer paper adds the perfect sparkle.
I used a lighter shade of marker to give the
hearts a 2-toned look.

The little envelope die cut is so cute!

Okay, this was my favorite. Look at those lips!
This is all about the Sugar Plum. Even the kisses

The Washi Tape from Affectionately Yours is the
perfect accent for this box. How cute are these
clear tiny treat boxes.
If you haven't begun to get your Valentine's Day crafting underway, there is only a few weeks away before the big day. As a teacher, Valentine's Day is a big deal. We always make these woven heart baskets that students tape to the side of their desks. Then everyone puts Valentine treats in them. My students are always excited to get mine. 

I hope you have enjoyed my projects. Leave a comment and share. I'd love to here from you. Be sure to check back for next Monday's class. You'll be in time for Cupcakes & Carousels.

Happy Stampin',
Mary Blocher
The Power Huff Stamper

Friday, January 13, 2017

Oh So Succulent
Oh So Sweet

Hi Everyone,

I just finished a card for a card swap with other Stampin' Up! demonstrators. The Oh So Succulent Bundle is "Oh so sweet". The color scheme of the designer series paper is wonderful. It is so easy to mix and match the Designer series paper to create beautiful projects. 

I was inspired for this card with the soft colors of the DSP. I used Sweet Sugarplum ink on my white background and flower. The Blushing Bride sequin trim is perfect for this card as well. It adds enough sparkle, but not too much. Leave a comment and share if you'd like. I'd love to hear from you.

Other supplies:
For more inspiration with the Oh So Succulent stamp set and coordinating products, check out Pinterest for other stampers' creations. There is also a wonderful kit that Stampin' Up! showcases in this year's Occasion Catalog. Check it out.

Vertical Garden Kit
A perfect Inspiration for Succulents and Home Decor

Holly, from the home office shares this wonderful decor kit

There are so many wonderful things regarding the ever popular succulents that I can't even get enough of. Be sure to get yours today so you can begin creating wonderful projects this spring.

Happy Stampin',
Mary Blocher
The Power Huff Stamper

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

It's a Paper Pumpkin Sale-A-Bration
Get your 3 month pre-paid subscription for a discounted price

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 (96GETZYH) 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.

Here are a couple of my favorite kits

Another Great Year Kit
December 2016
Something Good to Eat Kit
September 2016
What a Gem Kit
July 2016
  • “$55 for a 3-month Paper Pumpkin subscription AND a FREE Sale-A-Bration item? Yes, please!” I'm happy to help if you have any questions or need help signing up.

Happy Stampin',
Mary Blocher
The Power Huff Stamper

Monday, January 9, 2017

Sale-a-Brate with Hey Chick
and More

It was fun having an open house to celebrate the newly released Occasions Catalog by Stampin' Up! January-March is the greatest because we can Sale-a-Brate with lots of rewards with Stampin' Up's annual Sale-A-Bration. I wanted to share a couple of projects I had as make-n-takes. It's great to be able to see the new products up close and have a chance to "play" with them.

Sale-a-Bration's "Hey Chick"

Nothing is cuter than this awesome Hey Chick stamp set. The chickens all have such fun personalities, especially this hen. I also love the Stitched Shapes Framelits. The oval has so much more interest when you use them.

Supplies  for this project:

  • Calypso Coral Cardstock & Marker
  • So Saffron Cardstock & Marker
  • Crushed Curry Baker's Twine
  • Archival Black pad
  • Woodgrain Embossing Folder
  • Stitched Shapes Framelits 

No Special Occasion Needed to Love
the Occasions Catalog

When I first saw the Cupcakes and Carousels suite, I wasn't really in awe over it. Once I got it and saw the Designer Series Stack, I was hooked. One thing I really like is Vintage things. My 19 year old daughter, Julianne is really into shopping at antique and vintage shops. This suite lends itself to that feel. The Cupcakes and Carousels card stock pack is great. The colors tie in so well with the DSP paper, so you don't have to try and find papers to match. It's already done for you.

Supplies for this project:

  • Cupcakes and Carousels Card stock pack
  • Carousel Birthday Stamp set
  • Cupcakes and Carousels DSP stack
  • Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set
  • Bermuda Bay Ink
  • Very Vanilla Card Stock
  • Bermuda Bay Card Stock
  • Calypso Coral Ink
  • Bermuda Bay Sequin trim

If you like the Cupcakes and Carousels suite, you definitely want to order it. Get the Stamp set, DSP stack, the embellishment kit and you earn a free Sale-a-Bration item. Of course I suggest picking the Hey Chick stamp set.  Remember if you do order on-line, use the hostess code #96GETZYH

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.

Happy Stampin',
Mary Blocher
The Power Huff Stamper

Friday, January 6, 2017

The Occasions Catalog 
and Sale-A-Bration Rewards have Arrived
Find out all the ways you can earn rewards

I so look forward to this time of year when the Occasions Catalog is released by Stampin' Up! It' January and the weather is so cold, and yes, we had a white Christmas this year. Not very usual for us in the Pacific Northwest. The Occasions Catalog is filled with all the wonderful things that the next many months have to offer. Occasions such as Birthday, Valentines, Easter, and spring. There's even a little summer thrown in.

One of my favorite products in the catalog is the Water Color Pencils that coordinate with Stampin' Up! color groups. I love to do watercolor techniques with blender pens, aqua painters, and watercolor paper. 
Item #141709
These are high quality, smooth color pencils. The pencils are acid free, lignin free as well. I will be hosting a Watercolor Wow class on Thursday, January 19th at 6:00pm in my workshop room. For more information go to my website. All the details are fees are listed. Here are the colors detailed.

Check out a great video by Stampin' Up! Featuring the Watercolor pencils 

Get your Sale-A-Bration Rewards
January 4th-March 31st 
The best part of Sale-A-Bration is the different ways you can earn rewards. You can shop, host, and/or join. For every $50.00 you spend, you earn a free Sale-A-Bration item from the mini catalog. This is a wonderful reward because when you spend, you receive my "Loyalty Bucks". It's like a 2 for 1 special. Use the January Hostess code 96GETZYH when ordering for your chance to earn even more hostess rewards. If chosen as mystery hostess, you earn $20.00 in hostess dollars.

When you host during Sale-A-Bration, not only can you earn Sale-A-Bration items, you also receive more in hostess dollars. Check out the chart to see that you can earn $25.00 more in hostess rewards.

It is also the perfect time to join Stampin' Up! When you join during Sale-A-Bration, you can become a demonstrator for just $99 USD/$135 CAD and choose TWO additional stamp sets for your Starter Kit—any stamp set, any price! (Excludes Sale-A-Bration sets and bundles.) Plus, the kit ships for free! WOW! I'm happy to help you with any questions you might have, but wow this is great. There are a couple of stamp sets I've been waiting on. This is perfect!


One thing that Stampin' Up! does is to coordinate Sale-A-Bration items to compliment the Occasions Catalog. My favorite Watercolor pencils work wonderfully with the Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper you can earn free. 

If you haven't seen the Occasions or Sale-A-Bration catalogs and would like them, simply contact me and I will be happy to send them out to you. 

Happy Stampin',

Mary Blocher
The Power Huff Stamper

Monday, January 2, 2017

The New Year Brings on Savings 
Now is the time to get crafting and earn
"Loyalty Bucks"

My new incentive program is so easy to do. Simply shop on-line or at a class to earn "Loyalty Bucks". For every $25.00 you spend, you earn 1 "loyalty buck". Collect 20 "bucks" and you are rewarded with $30.00 credit towards any product in the current Stampin' Up! catalogs. Once you have ordered, I will send you a confirmation e-mail as receiving your order and letting you know how many "loyalty bucks" you have earned. Here are the details to get started:

  • Print your "Loyalty Bucks" tracking sheet. Customers are required to keep track of the "bucks" earned.
  • Place an order of $25.00 or more (before shipping and tax) to earn 1 "loyalty buck". 1 "loyalty buck" is received for each $25.00 ordered. If you order $42.00 you still only receive 1 "buck". If you order $50.00, you earn 2 "bucks" 
  • In the months of January-March, it is the perfect time to spend $50.00 to earn a free Sale-A-Bration product and 2 "loyalty bucks".
  • Once you have collected and recorded $20 "loyalty bucks", simply contact me to redeem your free $30.00 of products. You can attach your form to me through email at or contact me to mail it to my home.
  • Watch for my special Double "Loyalty Buck" offers throughout the year. 
  • "Loyalty Bucks" are valid for 2 years.
Print off your "Loyalty Bucks" Tracking Sheet
Now is the perfect time to start earning

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Blogging Friends Blog Hop
Happy New Year

Happy New Year to you all. It's time for another Blogging Friends Blog Hop. We are demonstrators from the United States, Canada, and maybe even other countries. We are thrilled when guest bloggers join in and this is the perfect time. We are highlighting the new Occasions Catalog that will be released in just a couple of days. Be sure to comment on what you love and click below to move on to the next blogger. Enjoy!

Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog Released January 4th
Although we are a few days away from being able to share with you all the goodies found inside this amazing Occasions catalog, we can share projects and ideas, so you get a sneak peak into all the great things that are coming. Come on back to my blog on January 4th and see more. For today, plan to stay awhile to hop on over to many wonderful demonstrators' blogs also featuring projects from the Occasions catalog.

Sealed With Love Bundle is a Must Have

Some of my favorite things are hearts. Any hearts, any size, and any shape. I even have a couple of heart tattoos. Anyway, another of my favorite things is Stampin' Up! Designer Series Papers (DSP). I love making the DSP the focal point and to mix and match the designs is always my fun. I was playing around with this bundle for my Monday night stamping class. I hope you enjoy.

I had so much fun creating these projects. I used the 3 1/2" x 5 note cards & envelopes to do these fun cards. I will blog the supplies and things after January 4th when the new Occasions catalog will be live so come on back. I used the Sealed with Love stamp set, Sending Love DSP stack, Love Notes Framelits, and the Sending Love Embellishments. My ink color was real red and Flirty Flamingo. 

Ready to see more great Occasion catalog creations? Click the icon to visit Danica and see what she has in store. Thanks for stopping by.

Janet Wakeland (Special Guest)
Mary Blocher (You are here)
Deborah Smart 
Jessica Mink (See her next month)