Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Wonderful Daisy Lane

Hi Everyone,
I am so excited that you are here today! My Daisy Lane Specialty Class has been advertised for some time and it's finally here. There are so many wonderful projects to share with you that participants will be making tonight. 

First off, who couldn't use some "Card Candy for a quick add on and focal point for your card or scrapbook page? These all feature the new Daisy Lane Stamp set by Stampin' Up! as well as the coordinating Daisy Delight Stamp set. You might notice one of the new In-Colors Purple Posy with the "Hello" tag. I also used the new Nesting Dies for the "Thinking of you" tag.

How about some more projects?


For this class, my participants are creating the "card candy", 3 cards, and 1 note pad holder. I want to share the 3 cards with you. I love this one with the Poppy Parade flowers and fun dotted background. I love yellow and this card highlights it well. My oldest daughter decided on my layering colors and I think she did a great job with Daffodil Delight and Pear Pizzaz.


This next card was inspired by Karen deLatt. She posted a video showing how she got the adorable bunny from Fable Friends to hold the daisy. I really was inspired by Karen's card and created a variation of my own.


The colors for this card are Grapefruit Grove and Balmy Blue. They go really well together. I used Stampin' Blends for the bunny. I can't stop loving this bunny!


This next card is a shift from the other projects for the class. I decided to focus on the "fern" stamp and create a more masculine card. I wanted to show the versatility of the Daisy Lane stamp set. This project was also inspired by another demonstrator from Andrea Gutzner who is way over in Europe. It's amazing how social media brings us all together. 


For this card, I wanted to focus on the new Woven Threads Trim from the new Annual Catalog. This is so beautiful and rich looking. It goes perfectly with the Sahara Sands cardstock. Try this card in any color combinations you like. It will look perfect.


For the last project in my Daisy Lane Specialty class, I wanted to give the participants a place to organize and identify their favorite products and techniques. Participants are creating their own Daisy Lane note book holder.

This project uses the clear mount stamp cases. From there, you just need a piece of beautiful DSP cut at 10 1/2" x 7" for the insert. I am using DSP from the Garden Lane Suite. 


On this side, participants can tag pages in the catalog they really like and use the pocket for many things like stamps, envelopes, and more.


The note pad is the best. During classes, many of my stampers will write down notes for themselves like what colors or techniques are being used on their stamping mat, and then tear that part off to keep their note. Well this note pad is perfect now because all of their notes can be organized and kept together to refer back to. 

https://www.stampinup.com/ecweb/product/151118/daisy-lane-bundle

Ready for your own creativity with the Daisy Lane Bundle? Simply click on the image to order yours. I appreciate you choosing me as your demonstrator. Check out this great video featuring the Daisy Lane Bundle by Stampin' Up!


Thanks again for joining me today. I am so excited to share all of these projects with you. You can check out many more great projects on Pinterest too. 

  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 current hostess code #4MSHV9MR when placing your order. 

If you place a $150 order, don't use the hostess code. You qualify for your own hostess benefits. 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 buck. 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, June 17, 2019

Make it Monday
Soft Spring Host Set

Hi Everyone,
Thanks for stopping in today. I hope your Father's Day was nice with your loved ones. My husband was spoiled for sure!

My project today is from a recent technique class I had. We focused on "Masking" and I used the new Birch background stamp as the sky. I think it worked out great. The new Host set called Soft Spring is fantastic. This is a 2-step stamp set where you have the outline images and then you can get automatic and easy color using the "fill-in" stamps for the leaves and flowers. 

SOFT SPRING PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET

You can see this set is beautiful. For my class, I had participants who stamped many different sentiments. We had "with Sympathy", "Thinking of You", "Happy Birthday", "Happy Retirement". There are many more too that can fit. I'm going to create several more projects and see how many different colors I could use. 


This set is a Host Set. This means that it is only available when a minimum $150 party is reached. The host receives "host dollars" and can purchase any of the host sets, which are only available to them as host. 

If you like this host set, think about having your own party. You can ask your demonstrator, or if you don't have one, I can give a personal host code for your family and friends to shop on-line and you can earn free products as well as this Soft Spring set. If you have visited my blog before, you have seen me use hostess codes to apply towards a party. It's easy too. Let me know if you'd like my help to earn this stamp set as a host.


  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 current hostess code #4MSHV9MR when placing your order. 

If you place a $150 order, don't use the hostess code. You qualify for your own hostess benefits. 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 buck. 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, June 14, 2019

Finding Inspiration Friday
Sketch Challenge Winner

Hi Everyone,
Thanks for joining me today. I wanted to celebrate those stampers who entered my sketch challenge I recently posted. It was based on an old sketch challenge from 2017 by the "Case This Sketch" blog. I had 3 entries for this challenge I put out and 1 lucky winner will receive a package of clear faceted gems. 

The winner is: Kathy Beemer

Kathy's card is wonderful! I love how she sponged different colors on the die-cut flowers. I will be ordering and shipping the faceted gems to Kathy for her win.


This beautiful butterfly project was created by Bea Putnam. Her cluster of butterflies add quite a sparkle.


Linda's project is done in my favorite color, yellow. I really like the contrast between the black and yellow. It's striking. 

I want to thank these stampers for submitting to my challenge. There are so many wonderful sketch challenges out there, so look for others you can join into. It's a lot of fun!

Happy Stampin',
Mary Blocher
The Power Huff Stamper

Wednesday, June 12, 2019


A Fun Catalog Open House

Hi Everyone,
Thanks for stopping in on this really warm day we have in the Pacific Northwest. I had a fantastic weekend with a really fun Stampin' Up! Catalog Open House that I hosted. My guests were treated with 3 make-n-takes, door prizes, and a catalog survival kit. I hope you enjoy some of my pictures from the event.


The make-n-take projects created were to share some of the new colors and products I wanted to be sure to share. First off are the really cute scalloped edged note cards and matching envelopes. I used the Time for Tags Host Stamp set for this card. Each person was able to customize their card with whichever stamp they liked best. 


Of course, I had to focus on Stampin' Up! new In-Colors. These 5 colors are fantastic. It's hard to pick my favorite one. Everyone got to create an In-Color bookmark. We also added new In-Color linen ribbon.


All my open house participants were able to look at new products that I had laid out by bundles or suites. We then used many new products for the make-n-take stations. I have a pretty big workshop room, so it works out great to have several stations for stamping.





It was so fun to create Catalog Survival bags for everyone. I think the favorite item was the 100 Grand chocolate bar. We all wish we had that to spend on our wish lists. The catalog scavenger hunt was put together for additional prizes. This was a fun way to get everyone into the catalog.



Thanks again for stopping in. If you don't have a new Stampin' Up! annual catalog, I'm happy to send you one. Simply email me at: lennyandmary1@msn.com with your mailing information and I'll get a catalog right out to you. I'll even include the "Catalog Survival Kit" to you too.

  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 current hostess code #4MSHV9MR when placing your order. As a thank you for your order, I will send you a set of 3 hand stamped cards with envelopes. 

If you place a $150 order, don't use the hostess code. You qualify for your own hostess benefits. 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 buck. 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


Saturday, June 1, 2019

Something to Stamp Saturday
Global Design Project #191


Hi Everyone,
Thanks for stopping in on this Saturday morning. I love having my weekends free from work and have time to stamp. Of course laundry is going too. Today I am submitting my project for the Global Design Project #191 sketch challenge. This week it's all about bees, birds, and butterflies. This perfect for spring into summer seasons.


The project I've created uses the Bird Ballad Laser Cut cards from the upcoming Stampin' Up! Annual catalog. The cards are part of the Bird Ballad Suite of products. There are so many wonderful things in the suite, I just don't know where to start.

The Stitched Label Nestled dies are perfect for your focal point on your card. I used 2 layering for the center image and saying. I love the soft bird and branch behind the saying. 

I love the 3/8" Scalloped Lace Trim. It is so pretty! The other great accessory is the Bird Ballad Trinkets. I laid them out in my first picture. They are so nice and add a bit of vintage feel to your projects. Be sure to check out more project submitted to the GDP#191 Challenge.

There are just a few days before the new annual catalog goes live. I would suggest that when you shop, consider purchasing the whole suite of products when they are available. All of the products in the suite go so well together and they provide you with endless possibilities. 

Thanks again for stopping in. Be sure to follow me for more posts and specials. Also, don't miss out on June's Paper Pumpkin kit. There are lots of reasons to spread a little kindness.

16 wonderful note cards with a carrying case
   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 current hostess code #4MSHV9MR when placing your order. As a thank you for your order, I will send you a set of 3 hand stamped cards with envelopes. 

If you place a $150 order, don't use the hostess code. You qualify for your own hostess benefits. 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 buck. 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, May 31, 2019

Finding Inspiration Friday
Something Old/Something New

Hi Everyone,
Welcome to the end of the week where I am filled with stamping inspiration. Today I am struggling with the end of the current Stampin' Up! catalogs and the arrival of the new Annual Catalog. There are dates and transitions, and I thought I would help you out. 

My projects today are celebrating the current catalog products and combining with new products in the upcoming catalog. This pretty card was inspired by Lorrie Skinner.


This first project is all about my favorite color, yellow! The Layering Leaves Textured Impressions Dynamic Embossing folder is a well loved folder. I've combined that with the new Florence Essence Bundle. I love how the leaves stand out so much. I used the Pineapple Punch ink pad and sponge brayer to add ink to one side of the embossing folder before I ran it through the Big Shot. 


For my next project, I used the Subtle Textured Impressions Dynamic Embossing folder with the new Above the Clouds Bundle. The Subtle folder has been very popular. It's amazing how much it adds to your project. Just a little texture goes a long way. 

Both of these embossing folders are in the new annual catalog. There are some positive changes to the design of the Textured Impressions Dynamic Embossing folders. First off, they are going to be simply called 3-D Embossing folders. That certainly saves a mouthful. During this transition there is also a change in design for the framelits and thinlits. They will now be called "Dies". I love this simplicity! Here are some details to help you understand these positive changes. 

I hope you have enjoyed these projects. I'd love to hear from you so share and comment if you did like them. Both of the bundles will be available to order on June 4th. Below are a few reminders in regards to transitions and available products still for just a few more days while they last. 


Time is running out to get your retiring products. June 3rd it all ends!

Deadline to order, May 31st That's TODAY!

16 wonderful note cards with a carrying case
   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 Current hostess code #4MSHV9MR when placing your order. As a thank you for your order, I will send you a set of 3 hand stamped cards with envelopes. 

If you place a $150 order, don't use the hostess code. You qualify for your own hostess benefits. 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 buck. 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, May 29, 2019

Wonderful Weekly Wednesday
Paper Players Sketch Challenge

Hi Everyone,
I'm so glad you joined me today. I have finally broken out another suite from the new Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog that goes live in another week. I am inspired today by the Paper Players #443 sketch challenge that was posted this week. If you haven't gotten involved in any sketch challenges, I encourage you to. It is fun to participate and it's fun when part of the designing has already been done for you. Here is the template that inspired my project.



The Mosaic Mood Suite has stunning designer series paper (DSP)! One side has a shiny embossed textured with fantastic designs. The other side has more subtle designs. For my project, I focused on the designer series paper. I just the hummingbird from one of the sheets. I used a bitty flower punch to punch the 3 flowers from the subtle side of the same sheet of the DSP. 


For my card base, I used the Magnolia Lane Large Specialty Memories & More Cards. I trimmed one of the cards down to make a more square shaped card. I love the silver trim outline on these cards. 

I hope you have enjoyed my project today. If you have visited before, you know I love designer papers! It's so fun to mix and match and let the paper be the star. Be sure to visit the Paper Players Blog for this sketch challenge. There are lots of great projects to see. 

There are a couple of things I want to remind you about that are coming to a close soon. Simply scroll on and click the images for more information. I don't want you to miss any stamping fun!

Time is running out to get your retiring products

Deadline to order, May 31st

16 wonderful note cards with a carrying case
   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 Current hostess code #4MSHV9MR when placing your order. As a thank you for your order, I will send you a set of 3 hand stamped cards with envelopes. 

If you place a $150 order, don't use the hostess code. You qualify for your own hostess benefits. 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 buck. 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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