Monday, May 25, 2015

Hi Everyone,

It is a wonderful weekend here in the Northwest. We have been spring cleaning and crafting. I think the crafting is more fun. I wanted to share a card with you using the beautiful Butterfly Basics stamp set. Here is my sample and YouTube video. I hope you enjoy.

Supplies: Mossy Meadow, Blushing Bride, and Whisper White Cardstocks. Mossy Meadow and Blushing Bride inks. Extra large oval punch, bitty butterfly punch, and pearls. Glue dots and mono-adhesive.

Mossy Meadow cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
Blushing Bride cut at 4" x 5 1/4"
Whisper White cut at 3 3/4" x 5"

I can't believe that we are in the last week of the 2014-2015 annual catalog. There is still a long list of mine that I want to get. Here is your chance to get your must haves as well as a chance to be hostess. Shop on line at when you have items in your cart, enter the hostess code RDKYX2RE to be entered in as mystery hostess. Must have order in by May 31st, so I have time to close out the party before the catalog ends. Don't miss out!

So many great things are being planned for the new 2015-2016 annual catalog. Even if you are not local, you can participate in the classes and special events. I'm happy to send you a catalog as well. Simply e-mail me from my website.

I am blown away at how many wonderful products and kits there are this year. I have many great classes and project in the planning stages. Be sure to check out my schedule at

Well I'm off to prep for my stamping class. This time it is on Wednesday and Friday. If you are local and want to come simply let me know. Class is $5.00 for four projects and envelopes.

Happy Stampin',
Mary Blocher

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Hi Everyone,

I had fun doing my "Create on the Spot" video. I love taking a card that I don't care for too much and changing it up with wonderful Stampin Up! products. Today's "Create on the Spot" features Painted Petal photopolymer stamp set and the Painted Blossoms Designer series paper. I hope you enjoy the video and project.


Supplies: Painted Petals stamp set, Painted Blossoms DSP, Pacific Point CS, Wild Wasabi CS, Spring Flowers embossing folder, Pears, Rose Red, Wild Wasabi, and Daffodil Delight ink, Stampin' Dimensionals and Deco Label Framelits. Big Shot needed.

Painted Petals Photopolymer Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper  by Stampin' Up! Pacific Point 8-1/2 x 11 Card Stock

Wild Wasabi 8-1/2 x 11 Card StockSpring Flowers Textured Impressions Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up! Pearl Basic Jewels Embellishments
Rose Red Classic Stampin' PadWild Wasabi Classic Stampin' PadDaffodil Delight Classic Stampin' Pad
Stampin' DimensionalsDeco Labels Framelits Die
Sizes and Directions: Cut Pacific Point to 5 1/2" x 8 1/2". Emboss front of card with Spring Flowers embossing folder. Cut Painted Blooms strip 4 1/4" x 1 1/2". Glue strip down. Using scrap white cardstock, stamp several stems in Wild Wasabi ink. Use Rose Red ink to stamp several flowers. Accent with Daffodil Delight. Us the 2nd and 3rd largest of the Deco Labels Framelits for your flowers and Wild Wasabi layer. Use dimensionals to adhere the flowers. Add pearls to the center of the flowers. Enjoy your beautiful card.

For a brand new catalog coming on June 2nd, contact me and I will be happy to send you one. Check out the sale on retiring products too.
Happy Stampin'
Mary Blocher

Hi Everyone,

What a beautiful Saturday! I just finished watering my raised beds and am perplexed on where to plant the rest of my things. I'm out of space, but still need more room. Any ideas on to add space in a creative way?

It' hard to believe that the new catalog for Stampin' Up! is just around the corner. I pulled some of my retiring products to see what I just needed to do or say to them before they are discontinued. I'm just lucky that I have them.

Take a look at the retiring products to see what you can't live without. The sale prices for retired items just can't be beat! Up to 50% off. Here are a few of my favorite picks.

Apothecary $29.71
 A Round Array $11.96
From My Heart $28.95

Apothecary Art Wood-mount Bundle
Labels Collection $13.48 

A Little Sumthin’ Sumthin’ Gift Box by Stampin' Up!
A Litte Sumthin' Sumthin $6.98
Back To Black Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!
Back to Black DSP $10.95

Be sure to contact your demonstrator to order these great products or other great products. Or you can shop on-line at and use the hostess code #RDXYX2RE to qualify for hostess benefits. This code will be good through May 20th.

I did a fun event at my daughter's dance studio. The girls had a sleep over and we made Mother's Days cards. I used fun spring colors and flowers.

Happy Stampin'
Mary Blocher

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Hi Everyone,

A beautiful day out in the garden today planting more veggies. I'm running out of room, but I have a few grow tubs to set up, so I should be good.

Well I had a blast having a "Stamp til you Cramp" night. We managed 8 cards that I created on the spot. I did have some help along the way from the stampers too. I hope you like my samples. Let me know what you think. I love the "Big News" stamp set. We did 4 from that set and then "Walk in the Wild" set, which is being retired, we made 3.
Walk in the Wild

Crumb Cake, Marina Mist, Wild Wasabi (Stamp off)

Not Quite Navy, Cajun Craze, DSP

Basic Gray, Smokey Slate, DSP
Big News

Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe, Stars embossing folder, Crisp Cantaloupe Baker's Twine, Glitter Star

Pink Pirouette, striped baker's twine, DSP, Costal Cabana, Glitter Star

Black, Pearls, Petite flower punch, Memento Ink, Vanilla CS, Vanilla satin ribbon, Type Set DSP

White craft ink, Night of Navy, Marina Mist, Ultrasmooth white CS, Sequins
Inspired by a You tube video

Cherry Cobler CS, Basic Black CS, Irresistibly Yours DSP, Washi Tape, glitter star, Baja Breeze Ink

It's hard for me to choose my favorite, but I do love the baby cards. I think the baby boy card with the stars is my favorite. I love the "Big News" stamp set! I'm sure glad it will still be available. I can't say the same for "Walk in the Wild" stamp set. It will be available through June 2nd as long as supplies last.

This is the best time to get those retiring items you just have to have. Most are on sale and many up to 50% off. That's awesome. If you would like to place an order, simply use the hostess code #RDKYXZRE. This will count you in to possibly be the mystery hostess. The April hostess is enjoying $40.00 free.

Don't forget if you can join me for my "Drowning in my own tears" stamp-a-stack this Saturday, you can create 10 cards w/envelopes for $10.00. You make 2 of each of the 5 designs. If you aren't local, I'm happy to make a set and mail them off for and additional $5.00. Check out my events at Hope you can make it.

Happy Stampin'
Mary Blocher


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