Monday, April 25, 2016

Bon Voyage to all the Great Products
Through May 31st While Supplies Last

Hi Everyone, I have been pouring over the Retiring Product list that has been put out by Stampin' Up! There are so many wonderful things that you will want to get before it's too late! Stampin' Up! will continue to produce stamp sets, but all accessories and tools are "while supplies last" Be sure to check out the latest updates for retiring products. Many are being sold at a discount as well, so don't miss out!
These are a few of my favorite stamp sets that are on their way out.

Words of Truth

By the Tide

Best Thoughts Hostess Set
Must Have Bigz Dies
Stampin Up! is discontinuing all of their Bigz Dies! I can't tell you how much I love my Bigz. My favorites are the hamburger box and fry box.
Super Cute with It's My Party DSP

The perfect gift for the perfect person

How perfect is this hamburger box with the Num-Num Set

Don't miss out on this 40% off price for the hamburger box Die
the cupcake punch is also retiring

Must have Tin of Cards Kit! It's great!

Gift boxes and bags are heading out too.

Such a great packaging idea with Take Out Boxes

Isn't this just the cutest? Cloth bags leaving too

I know you will want to see all of the must haves, so don't hesitate to check out the retiring list. I also have a great "Mix & Match" special going on where you can earn $10 & $5 gift certificates by purchasing product. Visit my website for more details.

Be sure to leave me a comment with any questions or needs. Please share my blog if you find something you like with a friend.

Happy Stampin',
Mary Blocher
The Power Huff Stamper

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

It's all about the Swaps
I just mailed off a couple of cards that I created for a swap with some other demonstrators. It was called the Whatever you want swap. Fun right? I decided to pull out stamp sets that I know will carry over from the 2014-2015 Annual catalog. I hope you enjoy.
Wild about Flowers and Petite Petals together.

Painted Petals stamp set.
 As you can see, I seem to like using the Oval Framelits to create windows. I have been doing that quite a bit lately.

We recently had fun at a Tacoma Rainiers ball game. They are the AAA baseball team in our area. My husband celebrated his birthday. I bought a game plan for many games. I made some cupcakes that showed the theme.

Baseball cupcakes thanks to Pinterest.

Sam and here dad watching the game

Sam and I with a selfie.  Notice the gal a few rows back?

I hope you enjoy the spring weather as it continues to get nicer out. Be sure to check out my events and specials too. There are many great things on the way with a new annual catalog coming soon and the retiring list soon to be released.

Happy Stampin'
Mary Blocher

Monday, April 4, 2016

Making Someone's Day with a Card
I've recently joined a group that has 6 people per group who then send a card each month to the 6 people on the list. These are other Stampin' Up! demonstrators who want to connect and get to know each other. Plus the wonderful cards can be an inspiration and get those creative juices flowing. I just finished my cards and notes to my 6 fellow demonstrators. I know that my creations really were inspired by all the wonderful stampers out there posting on Pinterest and Split Coast Stamper. I hope you enjoy.

Rose Wonder is so beautiful

Picture Perfect multi-stamping is striking

Butterfly Basics can never let you down

Botanical Blooms Bundle, What can I say?

Sheltering Tree a must have

Rose Wonder again so beautiful
I'm excited to receive my 6 cards as well. I almost forgot that I will get 6 different cards back too. I look forward to opening my cards and getting to know these other demonstrators. I'll be sure to post the wonderful cards I receive.

 My Stamping Room
You might remember seeing my crafting workshop room in the March Blogging Friend's Blog Hop. It was truly a mess! I work full time and had 3 events that week. My room has needed an overhaul for a long time. My family has the computer and lots of other things that can sometimes clutter the room. Well this week, I am working on overhauling my workshop room. I have a break from work and between taxes and my other chores, I'm working in my room. I'm so excited that some things are coming together, and I can't wait to share, so be sure to check back and comment on what you think.

Well I need to get back to work. I have so much to do, but it is so fun to get things together.

Happy Stampin'
Mary Blocher
The Power Huff Stamper

Friday, April 1, 2016

April Blogging Friends Blog Hop
A few of our Favorite Things
Hi Everyone, Thanks for stopping by on our Blogging Friends Blog Hop for April. This month we are showcasing our favorite set or sets. I know that the Occasion's Catalog has been one of the best catalogs I've seen in many years. I think I say that every year, but Stampin' Up! is so great that I always think every year is better.
For this month, I decided to focus on my favorite from the Occasions Catalog and my favorite from the Annual Catalog. You decide which you like better and be sure to share and/or leave a comment telling me which you prefer. When you are finished, click on the next Blogging Friend to continue your creative fun.
My Favorite Occasions Set
Perfect Picture Multi-Step Stamping
Soft Suede and Crumb Cake make a wonderful earthy feel
The Birthday Bouquet DSP, Old Olive, and Watermelon Wonder. I just love!

More of My Favorites from Other Stampers
I wanted to share some samples of one of my favorite sets from the Annual Catalog that I've received from other demonstrators as well as my customers when I've had "Shoe Box" swap events. I would give credit personally to each, but none of the samples have their names on the back.

It's funny how you might not be drawn to something in the catalog, but when you see the beautiful cards that people create, you become the sets number 1 fan. This is a great bundle for so many uses.
Well I bet you are ready to move on to see some other amazing blogs. I can't wait to see what all of the other Blogging Friends have chosen as their favorites. Click below to continue on your creative journey.
Happy Stampin'
Mary Blocher (You are here)

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