Friday, December 18, 2015

2016 Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Product Shares

Mary's Must Have Product Shares
Here is a chance for you to have a sampling of all the papers and accessories in the 2016 Occasions Catalog. I know having a sample of papers let's me play to see which sets I want to buy.
New Designer Series Paper Share – $20.00 plus $5 for Priority Mail shipping if needed.
In all, you’ll receive 80 6” x 6” sheets of designer papers!
  • It’s My Party DSP – 24 sheets – two of each design
  • Birthday Bouquet DSP – 6 sheets – one of each design
  • Love Blossoms DSP – 12 Sheets – one of each design
  • Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper – 1 sheet
  • Botanical Gardens DSP – 6 sheets – one of each design
  • Shine on Specialty DSP – 6 sheets – one of each design
  • Have a Cuppa DSP – 12 sheets – one of each design
  • Going Places DSP – 12 sheets – one of each design
  • Red Foil Sheets - 2 sheets

New Ribbon and Embellishment Share – $18 plus $3.50 for 1st Class Mail shipping for a full Ribbon & Embellishment share if needed.

In all you’ll receive 16 yards of new ribbon and 46 new embellishments!
  • Basic Black/Melon Mambo Baker’s Twine – 5 yds
  • Basic Black/Mint Macaron – 5 yds
  • Pool Party 3/8” Glitter Ribbon – 2 yds
  • Watermelon Wonder 1″ Stitched Satin Ribbon – 2 yds
  • Bermuda Bay 1/8″ Stitched Ribbon – 2 yds
  • It’s My Party Enamel Dots – 12 (2 each of 3 colors in 2 sizes)
  • Honeycomb Embellishments – 1 each of 3 colors
  • Bow Paper Clip Embellishments – 4 pieces
  • Botanical Gardens Jewels – 4 pieces
  • Iced Rhinestone Embellishments – 8 (4 of each of 2 sizes)
  • Have a Cuppa Embellishments – 3 pieces (1 of each design)
  • Polka Dot Cones Cellophane Bags – 2 bags
Want it all? $38 – and you’ll get shares of all of the new Designer Series Papers, ribbons and embellishments.

And if you’d like double shares of either the designer paper or ribbon, that works, too. I’ll cut the paper sheets into 6×12 so that you’ll be able to get 3 full A2 size card fronts from each sheet (except for the Love Blossoms, DSP Stack, Have a Cuppa DSP Stack and Going Places DSP Stack, you’ll get double sheets of those since they’re already precut at 6″x6″).

I want it all Special Bonus

Customers placing an order for "I want it all," will receive samples on the Sale-A-Bration Designer Series papers Wildflower Fields and Perfectly Artistic DSP. You will receive:
  • Perfectly Artistic DSP - 6 sheets, one of each design
  • Wildflower Fields DSP - 6 sheets, one of each design.

  • Deadline to sign up for the shares is January 16th at 5:00 PM PST
  • I’ll submit the order on January 5th when the Catalog goes Live
  • You’ll receive a PayPal Invoice one week prior (so, around 29 Dec), unless you sign up after that date, at which time you’ll get an invoice right away. I’ll need payment before I submit the share.
  • Anyone is welcome to join in my share (please note, I can only ship to addresses within the US and Canada).
Please e-mail me at for any questions or to place your order. Simply give me your Name, Address, and PayPal information. I will send you an invoice for you to prepay for your share. For my local stamping friends, simply pay me in person.

Here are pictures of the products you will get. (Sorry, a couple of items are not shown due to not having a picture.)

It's also Stampin' Up! fun with the Year-End Savings. I have a Mystery Hostess opportunity. Go place an order and use the Hostess Code #NT3HK6VA. Your name will be put into for every $25.00 you order. Good Until December 30th. Check out my classes and events too.

Happy Stampin',
Mary Blocher
The Power Huff Stamper

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Sale-A-Bration Sneak Peak

Hi Everyone,

Well it's another windy and stormy day in the Pacific Northwest. This makes it the third Tuesday in a row with storms. Luckily we didn't lose power today, so I was able to play and create. Today I wanted to give you a little sneak peak at one of my favorite free products from the upcoming Sale-A-Bration catalog by Stampin' Up! Everything in this catalog is not for sale. You can earn any of the products with a qualifying $50.00 from the annual or occasions catalogs. The stamp set I am featuring today is called Flowering Fields. There are 7 flower stamps and a butterfly. There is also a Designer Series paper called Wildflower Fields that coordinates well.

It's wonderful how different your projects can be by simply changing the color pallet. The first card uses Lost Lagoon as the base. In the Wildflower Fields DSP colors include Lost Lagoon, Hello Honey, Blackberry Bliss, Old Olive, and Calipso Coral. My technique for color included using the classic stamp pad and blender pens to give a water colored look.

Be sure to check out the Stampin' Up! Store beginning on December 10th. Stampin' Up! is putting more items in as a Year-End Clearance at 60% off through January 4th (while supplies last). Remember that I have a mystery hostess open party that you can get in on. With every $25.00 order you will be put in the drawing to be mystery hostess. When you place your order, put in Hostess Code #ZC9EFU6C. You will be in for a chance to win as mystery hostess as well as be in for a drawing for a free Sale-A-Bration stamp set and DSP (Flowering Fields and Wildflower Fields DSP).

Check out my website for updated specialty classes and specials for January-March. I have some great specials that will help you earn Sale-A-Bration products. Remember that all of my specialty classes can be "On the Go" for those of you not local. Simply contact me for details.

Happy Stampin',
Mary Blocher
The Power Huff Stamper

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Paper Ornaments using DSP

Hi Everyone,

As promised I created a video to go with my Designer Series Paper Ornaments. They use 1 piece of DSP. These ornaments are quite large, so I think I will hang them at work for some decorations. I want to try to cut the size in half and see what the ornaments look like then. The magazine that gave me the inspiration is the Better Homes and Gardens Holiday Catalog. I think I picked it up at Safeway. If you like my video be sure to comment and share with your friends.


The Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog has a little under a month left before many of the products become unavailable. Be sure to check the retiring list before you miss out on must have products. Place a minimum $25.00 order by December 13th and you will be put in for mystery hostess. If your name is pulled, you receive the hostess benefits from the party. I will also reward a lucky person with a Sale-a-Bration stamp set from the orders, so you have 2 ways to win. Use Hostess Code #ZC9EFU6C. You don't have to place an order to qualify as a chance to win a Sale-a-Bration stamp set and paper. Simply comment and share my blog. I will add you for a chance being drawn on December 25th. Good luck! Visit;

Standard Size: Cut 12 strips at 1/2" X 8 1/2"; cut 6 strips at 1/2" X 7 1/2"; cut 6 strips at 1/2" x 5 1/2"; and cut 6 strips at 1/2" x 1 1/2".

Sized in Half: Cut 12 strips at 1/4" x 4 1/4"; cut 6 strips 1/4" x 3 3/4"; cut 6 strips at 1/4" x 2 3/4"; and cut 6 strips at 1/4" x 3/4" (This size is a bit challenging)

Happy Stampin',
Mary Blocher
The Power Huff Stamper

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

December Blog Hop Friends

It's another wonderful month and another blog hop with Blog Hop Friends. Tis the season for the holidays. I simply hope you enjoy my creations. For my specialty star project, I am working on a video and will have it posted soon. I hope you leave a comment or check out my other specials and classes. Be sure to check out the other blog hoppers. I love visiting each for the wonderful projects and ideas that are posted.

Happy Elf bearing gifts
I just loved cutting out the little gifts from the Home for Christmas Designer Series paper. trying to think of where the elf could hop, I thought why not Santa's Helper.

Frosty Scene
I just love the icy blues of winter. For some reason I am drawn to the blue colors of Christmas.

Here is my little something extra special
I was looking through a crafting magazine and found these beautiful paper star designs. I decided to try and use our DSP to see if the stars would be sturdy enough. It worked. All you need is one 12 X 12 piece of cardstock or DSP. Instructions are below.


These stars are large as you can see. If you would like smaller stars, you can cut the dimensions in 1/2. That would shrink them down by 1/2 their size.

For the star, you will need to:
1. Cut twelve 1/2 x 8 1/2-inch strips and six 1/2 x 1 1/2-inch strips from cardstock or DSP.
2. Cut six 1/2 x 7-inch strips.
3. Cut six 1/2 x 5 1/2-inch strips.

Fold six of the 1/2 x 8 1/2 strips in half to make a V shape. Arrange the V shapes so pointed ends meet in the center. Place the small V shapes between large V shapes at the ends so they create a branch at the tips. Glue the shapes together to make a six-spoke snowflake frame.

Fold the rest of the strips in half as well. Glue ends of each large folded strip inside a large V shape to form a teardrop. Glue ends of medium folded strips to large teardrops. Glue ends of small folded strips inside medium teardrops. Let dry and embellish. I hope to have a video tutorial soon. Click to see video tutorial.

Be sure to continue on to the other Blogging Friends to see their wonderful creations.

Happy Stampin'
Mary Blocher
The Power Huff Stamper
Danica's Blog
Mary Blocher  (You are here)
Jodi Horsley 

Saturday, November 21, 2015

On-Line Extravaganza

Hi Everyone,

I am so excited to share with you that Stampin' Up! is having an On-Line Extravaganza from November 23rd through November 30th. Sales range from 20% to 50% off. There will also be 2-24hr flash sales. One on November 23rd and the other on November 30. On these 2 days, there will be added sale features. See below for details.

Shop on-line and use Hostess Code #ZC9EFU6C to be put in a drawing for mystery hostess. For every $25.00 you spend, you are added into the drawing. Drawing will be held on December 16th. If you place a $150.00 order or more do not use the hostess code. You will automatically be a hostess at check out.

24 Hour Flash Sale
November 23rd
Buy 3 select Designer Series Paper, Get 1 Free (Listed papers only)

Also get 30% off the Gift Box Punch Board and Envelope Punch Board ($14.00). 50% off the Happy Thoughts Paper Pumpkin Kit ($8.50)

24 Hour Flash Sale
November 30th
Project Life Bundle (#143211) 30% off for $39.90 Includes: 

Christmas Tagables Photopolymer Bundle (#143212) 20% off for $29.60 Includes:

Tiny Triangles Textured Impressions Embossing Folder - 20% off for $6.00

50% Off Listed Prices November 23rd through November 30th
(While Supplies Last) Use Hostess code #ZC9EFU6C

40% Off Listed Prices November 23rd through November 30th
(While Supplies last) Use Hostess code #ZC9EFU6C

30% Off Listed Prices November 23rd-November 30th
(While Supplies last) Use Hostess code #2C9EFU6C

20% Off Listed Prices November 23rd-November 30th
(While Supplies last)  Use Hostess code #ZC9EFU6C

It is so hard to believe that all of these great things are being offered at amazing deals. Be sure to order and apply hostess code #ZC9EFU6C to be placed in my mystery hostess on-line party. For every $25.00 you spend, you are in for the drawing. The drawing will take place on December 15th. If you spend $150.00 or more, do not use the hostess code. You will have your own hostess party automatically.

I hope you enjoy these savings as much as I do. Be sure to visit my website at for classes and specials.

Happy Stamin,
Mary Blocher
The Power Huff Stamper

Monday, November 16, 2015

New Occasions and Sale-a-Bration Catalog Sneak Peeks

Hi Everyone,

I don't think I've slept in a couple of days. I have been pouring over my new Occasions and Sale-a-Bration catalogs I got at Stampin' Up's! first OnStage Live event. I had a wonderful time in Vancouver WA. I even got to visit my daughter who is in college in Vancouver. I wanted to share a few pictures of the catalog and free product I received as prizes.

This was our table when we arrived with free goodies waiting.
This was a table for the Stampin' Up! employees that were helping.
It was so fun to see their piles of things.

New friends Mary and Cindy Holding up their
new catalogs when the "gag order" was going on.
We now have the Okay to share the cover of the Occasions and Sale-a-Bration catalogs, but still not the inside. You are going to love them!

Here is the wonderful new Occasions Catalog
I can't wait for you to see the wonderful free products!

My fun collection of things from the On-Stage Live
Yes, all this free fun at events

I love the displays that are at the live events so we can get up close and personal to the new items. I wanted you to notice the wonderful things I saw. Here is a sneak peek.
This is the most beautiful Water Melon Wonder Satin Ribbon!

This Mint Macaron Ribbon is so pretty!

What can I say, it's all about the suites. So Beautiful

This is the Birthday Bouquet Suite

This is my all time favorite of this new Occasions Catalog
Love Blossoms Suite will blow you away. Of Course this will be a
specialty class in January.
 I was able to pre-order from the new Occasions Catalog yesterday. I will post samples and videos when I receive my box. If you would like to receive these catalogs simply contact me at my website I'd be happy to send them out.

I know you are as excited as I am, but we still have to complete our wish list from the Holiday Catalog. The retiring list of Holiday Catalog Products is out. Click in the Goodbyes image to link to the list. It will be updated often as things sell out. Don't miss out on those quickly selling accessories.
Go online at to place your order. Enter Hostess Code: ZC9EFU6C to be entered into Mystery Hostess. This way, your order will be placed right away and you won't miss out on something selling out. If you order $150.00 or more, do not use the hostess code. You will be your own hostess.

Here are the wonderful projects by demonstrators using products from the Holiday Catalog. These were my favorite swaps I saw.


I am falling more in love with My Paper Pumpkin. Be sure to check out all the great Paper Pumpkin videos at YouTube. Here is the newest November Paper Pumpkin. Visit to get started on your monthly stamping fun.

I hope this holiday season finds you well and with friends and family.

Happy Stampin'
Mary Blocher
The Power Huff Stamper



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