Saturday, June 25, 2016

Celebrating 100 Stamping Posts
Contest for Prizes
Hi Everyone, it is so hard to believe that it's time to celebrate. I made it to 100 posts with this post today. How fun it has been to blog about my love of Stampin' Up! and all of the wonderful blogging friends I have out there. I want to share my celebration with everyone by hosting a contest with stamping prizes.
 Here are the details:
I want to share my love of stamping by giving out stamping prizes for those of you who leave a comment on my blog and share it with your friends and family. I want to get 100 comments, likes, and/or shares on my blog. I will pull winners randomly to win a $25.00 Stampin' Up! gift certificate. There will be 3 winners if my blog post hits 100 comments. I have never gotten 100 comments before, so it's time to reach that. Deadline for comments is July 1st for prizes.
More Prizes too!

Wild about Flowers Photopolymer Stamp Set
Wild About Flowers

That's right, I'm even gifting more. I will randomly pull any 2 comments to win the Wild about Flowers stamp set. Deadline for comments to win is July 1st.  I have two projects to share using this wonderful stamp set. I hope you enjoy.
My friend, Bea created this beautiful card.

The glimmer paper makes a striking feature.

This is my card. I love the coral and Old Olive combination.

 Things to not Miss out on
Thanks for stopping in today. Be sure to share and follow my blog. Did you leave your comment to be put into the special drawings for free product?
Happy Stampin'
Mary Blocher
The Power Huff Stamper



Sunday, June 12, 2016

Getting Creative with Altered Projects

Free Product Give Away

In an earlier post, I shared some pictures with you of some great "finds" from some antique and vintage shops in the Spokane, WA area. I recently was at a great local shop in Poulsbo, WA where I found a couple of great things. I decided that I wanted to put both my love of stamping and my new love of vintage things and create a couple of altered projects. I hope you enjoy.
Chicken Wire Heart

What I loved about this heart when I found it was the sea foam green. This is really a popular vintage color. I am also a heart person. I am drawn to them ever since I was young. I even have a few heart tattoos. The Layered Alphabet stamp set has become one of my favorites in the catalog. Here are the supplies I used for this beautiful project.

A Nod to Grandparents

One of my newest interest is in antique and vintage frames! It has become such a trend to alter them using chicken wire, chalk boards, and more. I love how people are using empty frames as wall art too. I decided to use this beautiful white oval frame as a way to display my husband's picture of his grandparents. The new Affectionately yours specialty DSP is perfect for this. I just love the accents of copper that run through some of the papers. I decided that that would be my color focus for this project.  Here are the supplies I used to make this vintage memory.

I hope you get inspired to try a little outside of the box when it come to your stamping. I think that Shelli Gardner would enjoy these two projects. I usually don't stamp a very vintage look, but I sure am getting more into it.

 Leave a comment on this blog and you will be entered into a drawing for a free pack of Affectionately Yours Specialty DSP.

Things to not Miss out on
Thanks for stopping in today. Be sure to share and follow my blog. Did you leave your comment to be put into the special drawing for free product?
Happy Stampin'
Mary Blocher
The Power Huff Stamper

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Paper Pumpkin Flash Sale
That's right! for one day only, new Paper Pumpkin subscribers can get their first kit for just $5.00. It's the perfect time to try Paper Pumpkin . Here are the details:
This amazing offer starts Thursday, June 9 at 5:00 PM (MT) and ends Friday, June 10 at 11:50 PM
Technically that’s just shy of 31 hours—a little more than one day, but it will go by in a blink!

Simply visit to subscribe. No sure yet? Okay, watch this short video on this fantastic special.

Here are some of the past Paper Pumpkin kits

It's always so fun to grab your monthly kit out of your mailbox, run back into the house, and open it up right away. You just can't wait to get stamping. I especially love the exclusive stamp sets that come with the kits. You can do so much with them after you have completed your kit.
Happy Stampin'
Mary Blocher
The Power Huff Stamper

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

New In-Color Samplers

Hi Everyone,

It has been fun to see all of the creative stampers showing the new Stampin' Up! In-Colors in sampler sets. I decided to try my hand at this as well. These new In-Colors will be available through 2018. It is great to have new colors that are trending in the crafting, decorating, and clothing business.

The new 2016-2018 In-Colors

Flirty Flamingo 

Dapper Denim 

Sweet Sugarplum

Peek-a-Boo Peach (my favorite)

Emerald Envy (wicked!)
It was fun doing these samples using the Painter's Palette stamp set and the Pop of Paradise stamp set. All of my supplies are listed below.

Another sampler set I decided to make was to create these fun tags using the In-Colors and Painter's Palette stamp set. This is going to be a very popular set for sure!

Birthday Wishes with In-Colors

Peek-a-Boo Peach

Dapper Denim

Flirty Flamingo

Emerald Envy

Interested in the new In-Colors, but can't buy them all now? Why not join my "In-Color Club". Simply commit to $30.00 each month and receive on In-Color collection. By the end of 5 months, you will have the full In-Color collection. The collection includes the cardstock, pad, refill, markers, and ribbon. Every person who joins will also receive the In-Color Enamel Dots for free. Take a look at how this works.

In-Color Club
  • Join the In-Color club by contacting me. I will accept payment through PayPal. Locals can pay me directly. Join by June 25th to begin your club. Once payment is received, I will place each monthly order at the 30th of the month. I will send you invoices each month through PayPal.
  • By joining the In-Color club, you commit to 5 equal payments of $30.00. Each month, you are receiving 1 set of the In-Colors. For example, you might receive Dapper Denim collection in your first month and then the next In-Color the next month until you have received all of your In-Colors.
  • This is a great deal! You are getting your products with no shipping or tax and receiving the enamel dots too.
  • Contact me at or go to my website to connect.
Thanks for visiting today. It would be great to have you follow me. I love to connect to other Stampin' Up! crafters.
Happy Stampin'
Mary Blocher
The Power Huff Stamper

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Wonderful New Products!
Hi Everyone,
I have had some fun trying out some new Stampin' Up! products. The new In-colors are wonderful and the new stamps sets are great! I wanted to share a couple of the make-n-talks I had at my open house for the new annual catalog. I hope you enjoy.

The perfect gift card holder

This gift card holder was inspired by Patti Bennett.
She used the kraft gift bag and folded it
to get a slot for a greeting and a pocket
for a gift card. You can make for all occasions.

Pop of Paradise Note Cards

These are fun and flirty with a pop of pink to tie
it all together. I love using the note cards and envelopes.

If you haven't seen the new annual catalog and would like one. Simply visit me at my website. I'm happy to get one out to you.

Happy Stampin'
Mary Blocher
The Power Huff Stamper

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Hello New Products!
June Blogging Friends Blog Hop
Hello Everyone,
I am so excited to share projects using new products from the just released 2016-2017 Annual catalog! I have been waiting for this day to have the option to get everything I love in this catalog. It is another Blogging Friends Blog Hop, so you will have a chance to see everyone's wonderful ideas. Simply click on the icon below or each person's name to go to the next blogger.
For my blog today, I have a few fun things to show you. I just love the hostess set "Pun Intended". These two projects highlight the new "Pop of Pink" DSP and the wonderful set. I hope you enjoy.
Pop of Pink DSP and Peekaboo Peach make a great combo!

The Peekaboo Peach Ruched ribbon is great

Of course I couldn't stop with just the Pun Intended stamp set, so I kept going a bit to see what else I could do with this wonderful paper and other sets.

Pop of Pink DSP and Pop of Paradise Stamp Set
This was my first play at a layout.
Now here is cute! Painter's Palate stamp set with Hostess Set
Lots of Love. I just love this frog. Add a bit of bling too.
Well I hope you enjoyed my projects. There are so many wonderful things in the new annual catalog. Simply click below to go to the next blog hop friend.
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