Saturday, April 25, 2015

Hi Everyone,

Well it was a very productive day out in the yard. My husband and I managed to finish making 2 more raised beds and cleaning out the other ones to get ready to get some plants in the ground. I also emptied my pots on the deck so I can try some new "grow tubs" that I hope will work better than pots. Check out my boxes all ready to go. Special thanks to my nephew. He came over and helped me weed the 3 beds I already have. My sugar snap peas will be very happy to get planted.

On another note, I can't believe how many sets I have that are being retired by Stampin' UP! Look at all of them. I'm having a "Drown in my own Tears" Stamp-a-Stack on Saturday, May 9th to say goodbye to them all. The projects will all feature things being discontinued. If you'd like to attend, simply RSVP at Can't come because you aren't local? I'm happy to make you a set of 10 cards and mail them to you. Simply contact me and I'm happy to get them out to you.

Remember you can see all of the retiring stamp sets and accessories at Stampin' Up! Be sure to check it out soon. Many accessories will be gone quickly. Stamp sets will continue to be produced through May. I also have a mystery hostess event going on. Simply place an order under me and once you have put things in your cart, you can put hostess code#GFZJ6TFW in to be part of a chance to be hostess and earn free product. Hurry, this code ends April 30th. I'll do an new mystery hostess beginning May 1st.

Happy Stampin'
Mary Blocher

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Hi Everyone,

Well it's here! The retired list for Stampin' Up! products has been published. You can see it here or go to There are percentage sales on most of the products retiring. They go up to 50% off.

Stampin' Up! just released an update about high demands of things, so don't miss out. Here is the bulletin.

Please Note:

  • Included in retiring products this year are personalized name stamps. These will not be available to order after June 2.

  • We experienced a high demand on our 2013-2015 In Colors during Sale-A-Bration and our Free Shipping promotion, which caused items to go on backorder. A shipment will arrive with enough inventory to account for backorders and additional sales for the Retired List. However, these are while supplies last, so once we have sold through additional inventory in these colors, we will shut off the items for ordering. These In Color items include
    • 130136: 2013-2015 In Color Designer Series Paper Stacks
    • 131174: Baked Brown Sugar Classic Stampin' Pad
    • 131295: Strawberry Slush 8-1/2" x 11" Cardstock
    • 131298: Crisp Cantaloupe 8-1/2" x 11" Cardstock
    Additional retiring items that will be shut off include

    • 122221: Large Big Shot Die Storage
    • 133722: Adhesive Transfer Sheets
  • We will also receive a shipment for other 2013-2015 In Colors items in backorder, but there will only be enough inventory to fulfill backorders. Because these are while supplies last, this means that the following In Color items will be shut off for ordering when the Retired List begins:
    • 131163: Baked Brown Sugar Classic Stampin' Ink Refill
    • 131164: Coastal Cabana Classic Stampin' Ink Refill
    • 131165: Crisp Cantaloupe Classic Stampin' Ink Refill
    • 131166: Pistachio Pudding Classic Stampin' Ink Refill
    • 131167: Strawberry Slush Classic Stampin' Ink Refill
    • 131195: 2013-2015 In Color 12" x 12" Cardstock
    • 131200: 2013-2015 In Color 8-1/2" x 11" Cardstock
    • 131294: Pistachio Pudding 8-1/2" x 11" Cardstock
    • 133718: 2014-2016 In Color Color Coach Cards
    • 136660: 2013-2015 In Color Cut & Ready Card Bases
You can see that it's time to get things ordered. Use the Hostess Code #GFZJ6TFW by April 30th to qualify for mystery hostess. Order right away so you don't miss out on your products. Another hostess code will be available on May 1st.

I just love this video. It helps me pick out exactly what I can't live without. My daughter, Samantha, is so glad she got the @ So Social stamp set. She loves the # craze. This set is at 15% discount.

Well all I can say is go crazy. I can't stop making my list. Don't even get me started on my daughter's list.

Mary Blocher

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Hi Everyone,

A busy weekend is upon us with Dance Arts Theatre's production of a compilation of short musicals. "Babes in Toyland" is the main show. My daughter, Sam is a fairy, tree, and a rooster. She has been dancing for close to 11 years. The girls have a "Secret Pal" during the spring production. Sam decided to make chipboard clipboards for a couple of the dancers. I wanted to share them with you today.

How great are these. Sam did a fantastic job picking out the designer papers and colors she knew that girls would like. One is based on Night of Navy and the other is Old Olive. Both papers have been retired, but what a great use of them. I also had Sam used Blendability markers to color rhinestones for the Old Olive board. I'm sad that Stampin' Up! can't sell these anymore due to the poor manufacturing, but I'm sure they will return in the future.

Retired List Reminder
April 21, 2015 
 It's getting closer to the Stampin' Up! year, they're getting ready to retire stamps and accessories from the 2014-2015 annual catalog. Don't worry, though! You will have the opportunity to order retiring products at discounted prices (up to 50 percent off retail) before they're gone. Start evaluating your current inventory and get ready to share the retired list with your customers when it goes live on April 21. Be sure to get your accessories first, because these are only available until gone. I will post as soon as the retired list is posted. I will also have monthly mystery hostess events in the next couple of months so people can get all that they need and have a chance to earn hostess benefits.

Well I'm off to the show, so happy stampin'
Mary Blocher

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Hi Everyone,

It's stamping class day. I have fun projects ready with the Hello You Thinlit Dies. You don't have to buy the bundle, but it is a nice savings that way. I hope you like the projects too.

Hello You Thinlits, Island Indigo CS, Hello Honey CS, Hello Honey Seam Binding Ribbon, White

Strawberry Slush CS and ink, Pistachio Pudding CS and ink, White, 5 petal Punch, Pearls

Two colors of hello card. Birthday Bash DSP

Work of Art Stamp Set, Washi Tape, Candy Dots, Perfect Plum, Baked Brown Sugar, and White CS.

Wild Wasabi CS, Springtime Flowers Embossing Folder, Painted Blooms DSP, Blackberry Bliss ribbon.

Night of Navy and white CS, Retired DSP, Sale-a-Bration Sayings set.

A Chance for a discount and free Sale-a-Bration Items

There is a wonderful special going on due to problems with shipping of the Butterflies Thinlits. Check this out.

Like you, we sincerely hoped that the Butterflies Thinlits Dies would arrive in time for Sale-A-Bration, and when that didn't happen, again like you, we hoped they would be here in time for our Free Shipping promotion. Unfortunately, that is not going to be the case.
Originally they were scheduled to arrive by April 8; we then received notification from our supplier that although the ship had reached the west coast port, the container containing the Thinlits was still on the ship. We have since received verification from a third party that the vessel is still in the port--and though it docked on Friday, April 3, the container with the Thinlits has yet to be pulled.
Because the container has yet to be discharged from the vessel, the soonest the Butterflies Thinlits will arrive in our warehouse is the beginning of the week of April 13; our best estimate for orderability, based on this information, is April 15.
We realize you and your customers may be disappointed you were not able to purchase the Thinlits in time to receive Sale-A-Bration rewards--especially in the discounted bundles. Therefore, from the day Butterflies Thinlits are again available through April 30, we are bringing you two special offers:

  1. Get the Butterflies Thinlits at a 15 percent discount--just $21.20! Item #137360
  2. Buy any of the Butterflies Thinlits Bundles at the already-discounted price and choose one of three FREE Sale-A-Bration items (only available while supplies last)! Item #138865

Visit for details and other specials

Today is also the start of Weekly Deals at Stampin' Up! Here are the goodies for the week. Be sure to get yours before next Tuesday.

Happy Stampin',
Mary Blocher
Power Huff Stamper

Birthday Bash Designer Washi Sheets  by Stampin' Up!

Handheld Stapler

Price: $7.46
Labels Collection Framelits Die

Mother's Love Photopolymer Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Pansy Punch

Something Borrowed Embellishments by Stampin' Up!

Price: $5.21
Striped Scallop Thinlits Die by Stampin' Up!


Wonderful Wreath Framelits Dies by Stampin' Up!



Friday, April 10, 2015

Hi Everyone,

What a blustery, wet, and cold Friday. My daughter and I spent the day crafting. I was prepping for my Tuesday night class, and my daughter, Samantha, was creating a chipboard clipboard. I wanted to share it with you. She did so great.

The girls are; my daughter, Samantha (in yellow), Brooke, and Anna
They all dance together at Irene's School of Dance in Silverdale, WA

Stampin' Up no longer sells the chipboards, but they are easy enough to find at a craft store. This board is roughly 4" X 9" board. Samantha used Patio Party DSP (retired) and Blushing Bride CS. The flower and ballerina are stickers. She also added Rhinestones and a Ultrasmooth White satin ribbon with 3/4" Blushing Bride Cheveron Ribbon. This was so much fun for her to make. Samantha plans on taking it with her to a summer dance lab as a decoration in the dorm room she will stay at.
Happy Stampin'
Mary Blocher

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Hi Everyone,

Another fun day on spring break. Doing a bit of cleaning and then playing. I wanted to share a few card ideas with all of you. I did my Easter card using the Happy Easter Bunny. It came out so cute. I used the Calipso Coral Embossing powder and coordinating colors to make it. I am in love with my oval framelits. They make things so easy. Pistachio Pudding cardstock is cut at 4x51/4" and run through the Big Shot using the Spring Flowers embossing folder. Can you notice the  Dazzling Details on the bunny's belly and tail? The Beach House Washi Tape is a perfect accent.


I have the cutest cards to share with you all. My daughter, Samantha, loves the Minions. She created one a while back and decided to make another one yesterday. She couldn't find the circle punch she needed for the eyes, so she used the heart punch. I snapped a picture because I think they are so cute! I hope you do too. Everything is free handed with exception of the eyes, mouth, and pockets. Pacific Point and Daffodil Delight are the main colors you see. Scraps did the rest.
Minions in Love

Well don't forget that you have to be sure to get your 2013-2015 In Colors before they are gone. Remember that when the retired list comes out on April 21st, inks and accessories are only available until sold out, so don't hesitate! You can go to my website at for more information.
In Colors available until sold out
Remember there is free shipping through April 10th. I also have my Project Life Specialty Class on Sunday, April 26th at 1:00PM. Registration is due by April 10th as well. Again visit to register. I live in Bremerton, Washington so those local, don't miss out on a great class.
Happy Stampin'
Mary Blocher

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

HI Everyone,

There is so much to tell you about with this wonderful Stampin' Up! company. It is free shipping. That's right. From April 6-10th you can have free shipping on everything. Check out this link.

 I'm on spring break from work and have a ton of to do things in my house. I just can't seem to get to them though because there is so much I want to be doing with my stamping. I think I need to set a schedule so I can do both. I wanted to be sure to remind everyone that I am hosting a Project Life Specialty class on April 26th. Be sure to get your order to me by the 10th so I can order our products for class. The items below are included in the class for $35.00. I don't charge shipping or tax for specialty classes. If you'd like to register, simply go to my stamping website for more details.

Card Collection Your Choice

1 package of 12 x 12 variety pages

Journaling Pens 
Accessories Pack is a $9.95 add on
Remember this class deadline is April 10th, so don't delay.

I had so much fun creating a new video. I love the Painted Blooms DSP This is a quick and easy card to make letting the DSP be the star. I included the Hello There hostess set and the I Like You hostess set for the flowers inside the card. All is included in the video 

I used Rich Razzleberry cardstock cut at 5 1/2 x 8 1/2. Hello Honey is cut at 5 1/2 x 4". The Painted Blooms DSP is cut at 5 x 3 3/4". I used the Ovals Collection framelits and the ovals are the second and third smallest ovals. Don't forget the Itty Bitty Flower punch and pearls to finish off. Rich Razzleberry ink and StazOn ink was used.

I hope you have a great week.
Happy Stampin' 
Mary Blocher

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