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



 


Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Time to be Awarded with Bonus Coupons
 
 
I’m so excited about Bonus Days! This is the first time Stampin’ Up! has offered coupons to customers! All you need to do for your $5 Bonus coupon is spend $50 in July. Stampin’ Up! will email you a coupon for every $50 you spend, and you can use coupons on anything you want in August!
 
 
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.
 
Fun Fold Project
I'd love to see your creation
 
I had fun creating a project for a special fold swap. I just love the new Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper. This bright card is perfect for summertime. It is really easy and people just love it. I would love to see your creation using this fun fold template. Send me a picture of your creation. I would love to post it on my blog.
 

 
Start with a piece of cardstock at 5 1/2 X 11
Score at 8", 5 1/2", 3", and 1 1/2"
DSP is cut 1/4" smaller than panel
Add some other details such as leaves or other things or leave as is
Get creative with all sorts of stamp sets and papers
 
I'd love to hear from you on all things stamping. Be sure to comment and share my blog.
 
Happy Stampin',
Mary Blocher
The Power Huff Stamper
 

 





Friday, July 1, 2016

Summer Fun Blogging Friends Blog Hop
 
 
Hi Everyone, what a fun time of the year once summer has arrived. Our weather in the Pacific Northwest has taken on the cloudy and cooler side of the weather lately, but that hasn't dampened my summery mood. This month the Blogging Friends are focused on summer, so I hope you enjoy our creations. My inspiration came from this picture I took out on a walk in my neighborhood. For some reason, I was so taken with these blooming flowers. I snapped a couple of pictures and knew I had to create a project in the same tones and feel of these flowers.
 
This is such a pretty shrub type of flowering plant.

These petals are just so perfect!
Here is my project that was inspired by these flowers. I combined two stamp sets and a new In-Color to have this summery project.
 

 

 



I love this visual technique of using layers to have such depth to the card. The blossoms punch is so fun to use that it makes this project a snap. Below is another flower I just couldn't resist snapping a picture of.

 
 




 

I hope you can find some inspiration this summer while you are out and about on vacation or just for a walk near your home. There is always something to spot to get your creativity going. You might even get some inspiration by visiting the rest of the blogging friends' posts. Be sure to continue to Danica's post by clicking below. I hope you enjoy the rest of your journey.

http://www.mybeautyscraps.com/2016/06/junehop.html
Click to see Danica's Blog

Mary Blocher (You are here)
Jodi Horsley (See hers next month) 
Lorene Yoshimura-Tanigawa - (See hers next month)


Saturday, June 25, 2016

Celebrating 100 Stamping Posts
Contest for Prizes
 
 
Hi Everyone, it is so hard to believe that it's time to celebrate. I made it to 100 posts with this post today. How fun it has been to blog about my love of Stampin' Up! and all of the wonderful blogging friends I have out there. I want to share my celebration with everyone by hosting a contest with stamping prizes.
 Here are the details:
 
I want to share my love of stamping by giving out stamping prizes for those of you who leave a comment on my blog and share it with your friends and family. I want to get 100 comments, likes, and/or shares on my blog. I will pull winners randomly to win a $25.00 Stampin' Up! gift certificate. There will be 3 winners if my blog post hits 100 comments. I have never gotten 100 comments before, so it's time to reach that. Deadline for comments is July 1st for prizes.
 
More Prizes too!
 

Wild about Flowers Photopolymer Stamp Set
Wild About Flowers

 
That's right, I'm even gifting more. I will randomly pull any 2 comments to win the Wild about Flowers stamp set. Deadline for comments to win is July 1st.  I have two projects to share using this wonderful stamp set. I hope you enjoy.
 
My friend, Bea created this beautiful card.

The glimmer paper makes a striking feature.

This is my card. I love the coral and Old Olive combination.

 
 Things to not Miss out on
 
 
 
 
Thanks for stopping in today. Be sure to share and follow my blog. Did you leave your comment to be put into the special drawings for free product?
 
Happy Stampin'
 
Mary Blocher
The Power Huff Stamper