Monday, October 23, 2017

Painted Harvest Perfection



Hi Everyone,

I was walking through the garden at the school I work part-time at and was amazed by the sunflowers still standing tall. It is amazing at how many different types of sunflowers there are too. The Painted Harvest Bundle in the Holiday Catalog by Stampin' Up! is more than fantastic! The texture and dimension that you get when you use this 2-step stamping system is wonderful! Put it all together with the Painted Autumn DSP and you have WOW! projects. Today I am sharing some projects from other demonstrators that joined together in a swap. You might host your own swap with some friends too. It's great to get other ideas from stampers. I hope you enjoy the projects. Be sure to comment and share. I love to chat.
Dawn Woodard created this project. The color
choices are great.

There is a richness to Lori Jane's card. She
used the coordinating leaf punch too.

I am very partial to this project by Lori Jane. I love
Chocolate Chip and Soft Sky together.

Kathy Maurer created this wonderful project with a water
color wash. 


I have to say that I understand why this bundle is so popular. Every project is wonderful and you can combine so many color combinations to create fantastic and realistic flowers. The Painted Autumn DSP is part of the October DSP Sale, so it's a perfect opportunity to participate. 


I have one more project to share for those tricks and treats. I use the DSP to help me create quick and cute treats for the people I work with. I work for the school district, so I have lots to make. 

Benita Givens created this great treat
bag using DSP

Roxie Weaver used the SpookyNight DSP to create this fun
pencil holder. 

I love the pencil holder idea. I'm going to make it a bit wider so I can put a candy bar in it for fellow teachers. How Fun! Well I hope you are inspired to create wonderful projects as the weather continues to turn into fall.

If you are in need of any products or want to place an order be sure to use my October Hostess Code #CDDRQGYB for your chance to win hostess rewards. A minimum $25.00 qualifies you. Please do not mark "No Contact" when you order. I won't be able to contact you if you win the October Hostess. 

Remember that when you order on-line, you can earn "Loyalty Bucks". For every $25.00 you order, you receive 1 loyalty buck. Collect 20 loyalty bucks and you receive $30.00 free merchandise. Be sure to comment and share this blog. I'd love to hear from you. You can subscribe at the top or side of my blog.

Happy Stampin'
Mary Blocher
The Power Huff Stamper













Saturday, October 21, 2017

Stamp of the Month

Inspired by Chic-n-scratch
Hi Everyone,

It's time to get that inspiration for the holiday with the Oh What Fun Stamp of the Month. This is such a fun stamp of the month special holiday projects. With just 1 sheet of Designer Series Paper and your stamp set, we will create 6 fun projects with several gift giving packages. I am CASing Chic-n-Scratch's class from a couple of years ago. I just love all of the wonderful sayings for cards, tags, and more in the Oh What Fun stamp set.

To participate in the Stamp of the Month, you will need to contact me at lennyandmary1@msn.com to reserve your space by November 5th. I will send a PayPal invoice, or make arrangements for another method of payment. 

The in-class workshop to complete these fun projects is on Sunday, November 12th. If you are not local or able to attend the in-class workshop, that's fine. I will package all of your supplies, stamp set, and a PDF tutorial on how to complete each project.

I hope that your holiday spirit is making it's way to you and your home. This would be the perfect way to kick start your holidays.

Here are some other fun projects to do with your stamp set

What a fantastic set for the holidays
I know that this is such a fun stamp set and can't wait to have this Stamp of the Month class. More details can be found by clicking Stamp of the Month along the top banner across my blog or any highlighted words.

With such a fun class being prepared, it's the perfect time to take advantage of the Designer Series Paper Sale.



There are still time to take advantage of the October Designer Series Paper sale. DSP is my favorite product that Stampin' Up! sells. It's amazing to learn that the artists will hand draw and paint many of the DSP before it's put into print. There are some talented artists for sure. 

If you are in need of any products or want to place an order be sure to use my October Hostess Code #CDDRQGYB for your chance to win hostess rewards. A minimum $25.00 qualifies you. Please do not mark "No Contact" when you order. I won't be able to contact you if you win the October Hostess. 

Remember that when you order on-line, you can earn "Loyalty Bucks". For every $25.00 you order, you receive 1 loyalty buck. Collect 20 loyalty bucks and you receive $30.00 free merchandise. Be sure to comment and share this blog. I'd love to hear from you. You can subscribe at the top or side of my blog.

Happy Stampin'
Mary Blocher
The Power Huff Stamper



Friday, October 20, 2017

Finding Inspiration Friday
2 Cute Cards


Hi Everyone,

Today, I wanted to take a minute and share with you an easy way to create cards and be inspired. I was so inspired by the Real Red holiday card I made. I had done this for a Saturday Stamper group. This card is a bit Stepped up, so when I had a home party to prep for, I really liked this card, but I wanted the novice stamper to have a more simple project, but still be a Wow!

The Holly Textured Embossing folder and Stitched Felt Elements
make this card a real WOW!

This card is WOW as well, but easier for a novice stamper.
For my card that I created for the home party, there is just one stamp to stamp from the Christmas Pines Stamp set. The Merry Music DSP is my all time favorite! There are 24 sheets of wonderful sheet music in white and black sheets. Using the DSP is so easy for new stampers. It adds great texture without needing a Big Shot. I did have my sample of the red card at the home party and the next person to host would be able to have a class where we use the Big Shot for the next project. Added WOW products were the black rhinestones and the Quilted Christmas 1/4" Ribbon.

I had so much fun creating the musical card. It really inspires me to create more projects using the Merry Music DSP. I hope I have inspired you to take a look at a layout you like and switch out the colors and embellishments. It's amazing how different the projects look. 


There are still a couple of weeks to take advantage of the October Designer Series Paper sale. DSP is my favorite product that Stampin' Up! sells. It's amazing to learn that the artists will hand draw and paint many of the DSP before it's put into print. There are some talented artists for sure. 

I hope you enjoyed my project today. Share and comment because I'd love to chat.

If you are in need of any products or want to place an order be sure to use my October Hostess Code #CDDRQGYB for your chance to win hostess rewards. A minimum $25.00 qualifies you. Please do not mark "No Contact" when you order. I won't be able to contact you if you win the October Hostess. 

Remember that when you order on-line, you can earn "Loyalty Bucks". For every $25.00 you order, you receive 1 loyalty buck. Collect 20 loyalty bucks and you receive $30.00 free merchandise. Be sure to comment and share this blog. I'd love to hear from you. You can subscribe at the top or side of my blog.

Happy Stampin'
Mary Blocher
The Power Huff Stamper




Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Wickedly Fun Wednesday
Season to Sparkle


Hi Everyone,

It is such a fun day today to talk about the upcoming wicked time of Halloween. It's one of my favorite times of year. The Season to Sparkle Bundle is so perfect for that creepy haunted house, but also perfect for Christmas and don't forget Valentines. I love when Stampin' Up! designs sets that can be used for many occasions. Today is all about the boo, so I have a couple of wickedly fun cards to share.


These 2 cards I received from a swap are so great! I can't tell you how much I love them both. The black and white is so bold and the silver foil sheet is fantastic on the orange card.

Cathy Bartlett created this stunning black and white
Halloween card. 

I'd love to give credit, but I don't know who made this card.
I just love the oval silver foil sheet.

The inside is very cute on this project too.
I hope you have enjoyed these projects as much as I have. I can't wait to send off my Halloween cards to friends and families. I also have some treat bags to fill for people I work with. Comment and share because I love to chat.

If you are in need of any products or want to place an order be sure to use my October Hostess Code #CDDRQGYB for your chance to win hostess rewards. A minimum $25.00 qualifies you. Please do not mark "No Contact" when you order. I won't be able to contact you if you win the October Hostess. 

Remember that when you order on-line, you can earn "Loyalty Bucks". For every $25.00 you order, you receive 1 loyalty buck. Collect 20 loyalty bucks and you receive $30.00 free merchandise. Be sure to comment and share this blog. I'd love to hear from you. You can subscribe at the top or side of my blog.

Happy Stampin'
Mary Blocher
The Power Huff Stamper






Monday, October 16, 2017

Pick A Pumpkin Bundle
Stampin' Up!


Hi Everyone,

Well out here in the Pacific Northwest, the fall has arrived with a wet and windy time. It looks like later this week we are expecting our first fall wind and rain storm. This could mean we lose power, but I won't worry about that yet.

Today I wanted to share some card samples with you using the Pick a Pumpkin Bundle in the Holiday Catalog by Stampin' Up! The card above was created by my friend, Jessica, when we had a shoe-box swap. This is a fun time with friends to get together and create cards that we each designed. I hope you like the samples I am showing. Be sure to share this blog and follow too. I try and share lots of creative stamping projects.

Lisa Schultz created this fun fall project.

I love the color choices in this project by Marilyn
Rickard. The Pumpkin Thinlet  is so cute!

This cozy card was created by Sarah Groven. I love the dimension
with the cable knit embossing folder and all the cut outs.

Sarah also created this wonderful Holiday Card
using the Pattern Pumpkin Thinlits

I just love all the dies for this Pick a Pumpkin stamp set! The stamps are wonderful, but when you use the die to cut out the elements and add to a project, it takes it to WOW! I really like the holiday card and the Winter Wonder Embossing Folder. I wouldn't have thought to use the thinlits for anything but fall. That's what is so nice and doing a swap with other stampers. It helps your own creativity. 

The Designer Series Paper used in the first two projects are part of the October Designer Series Paper sale.


Through the end of the month, you can stock up and save on some of the most popular Designer Series Paper. I was so excited for this because I do up treats for everyone at the school I work at. This year I have more to make since I'm split between two locations. Designer Series Paper (DSP) really makes quick work of a cute treat bag. Here is one that I'm going to CASE (copy and share) for my Halloween treats.

Stamping friend Deborah Babcock created this super cute treat bag. It is so cute using a small piece of Spooky Night DSP. I am going to use this idea to create the bunch I will be making up for school. 

I hope today has inspired you to work on some fall projects. The Pick a Pumpkin Bundle is perfect. I really like how the stamp set and thinlits coordinate together, but can also be used alone to create some fantastic things.

If you are in need of any products or want to place an order be sure to use my October Hostess Code #CDDRQGYB for your chance to win hostess rewards. A minimum $25.00 qualifies you. Please do not mark "No Contact" when you order. I won't be able to contact you if you win the October Hostess. 

Remember that when you order on-line, you can earn "Loyalty Bucks". For every $25.00 you order, you receive 1 loyalty buck. Collect 20 loyalty bucks and you receive $30.00 free merchandise. Be sure to comment and share this blog. I'd love to hear from you. You can subscribe at the top or side of my blog.

Happy Stampin'
Mary Blocher
The Power Huff Stamper


Friday, October 13, 2017

Finding Inspiration Friday
Organizing Twine


Hi Everyone,

One of the things I love to do is to look for inspiration when I'm traveling or out day to day. Many of you know that my daughter and I love to go to antique shops and vintage shops. She loves the real deal antiques. I'm more of the shabby refurbished antiques. 

Anyway, one spot I fell in love with is the Red Plantation Vintage Shop in Poulsbo, WA. I work in Poulsbo and I love to stop in on my way home. There are many vendors set up and I always find things I have to have. 

This shelving unit with the baker's twine all organized and in waxy bags with tags caught my attention. I just loved the whole look of it. Okay, did you catch the title at the top with Scrabble tiles?


This was another really cute idea I saw at the shop. It has really inspired me to put together my own display using some of my framelits and tags. This would be a really great gift. I would love to make one and use buttons instead of the little rocks that were used for this one.


One more place my daughter and I visited had such cute vendor displays. This little shelving unit and cases had stamp sets, embossing powders, and paper packages done up so cute! With the holiday season coming and my younger daughter wanted to do a craft fair, I'm being so inspired to get creating and think about my display. These wonderful shops have given me lots of ideas. 

I hope my blog has inspired you to get creative and look for inspiration where ever you go. Share some of your finds with me. I'd love to see what inspires you. 

Happy Stampin',

Mary Blocher
The PowerHuff Stamper

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

A Christmas in the Making
by Stampin' Up!


Hi Everyone,

I was so excited when I spotted the Christmas in the Making Stamp set in the Holiday Catalog. My older daughter, Julianne, loves all things vintage. The 3 wonderful ladies in the stamp set really bring back the nostalgia of days past. I recently participated in a card swap with many other demonstrators. I created 25 of the same card and got 25 different cards back. What a fun thing to participate in. Anyway, I wanted to share my card with you. I hope you like it. You would have laughed if you saw me holding a magnifying class to color the shoes, ornament, and the holly on her apron.

I used Real Read and Graden Green. The dress is colored with
Garden Green and Powder Pink. The pink has 3 layers of color.

Can you see the wonderful shimmer of the Wink of Stella on the
white of her apron and the green tie?
I just love this stamp set! All three girls are fantastic. It's the perfect set for holiday fun. Take a look and decide for yourself.

Aren't they cute? I can't wait to see if Stampin' Up! makes more sets for other occasions with this style. 

I hope you enjoyed my project today. Share and comment because I'd love to chat.

If you are in need of any products or want to place an order be sure to use my October Hostess Code #CDDRQGYB for your chance to win hostess rewards. A minimum $25.00 qualifies you. Please do not mark "No Contact" when you order. I won't be able to contact you if you win the October Hostess. 

Remember that when you order on-line, you can earn "Loyalty Bucks". For every $25.00 you order, you receive 1 loyalty buck. Collect 20 loyalty bucks and you receive $30.00 free merchandise. Be sure to comment and share this blog. I'd love to hear from you. You can subscribe at the top or side of my blog.

Happy Stampin'
Mary Blocher
The Power Huff Stamper






Monday, October 9, 2017

Coffee Cafe
A Merry Time of Year

Hi Everyone,
I was so excited this weekend to have my first cup of hot spiced cider. It was so delicious! The smell was also so great. It really puts me in that time of year when I really appreciate my warm drinks. The Coffee Cafe Stamp set is the perfect set for wonderful projects. And even better is the Merry Cafe set in the Holiday Catalog. I have several projects I wanted to share with all of you. There are projects for fall and winter. 

Two perfect treats with this fun fall card by Diane
Meitzler

Sandy Haynes chose great colors for her Cafe Card

Peppermint Lattes would be perfect in this cup.
Created by Sarah Groven

This festive card was created by Kathya Hidalgo.
I love the DSP used for the cups
As you can see, the Coffee Cafe set and Merry Cafe are so great together to carry this throughout the year for all occasions. There are still a couple of days to save on the Coffee Cafe Stamp Set. Stampin' Up! has select stamp sets at a 15% discount as part of the World Card Making Celebration Day. Both the Coffee Cafe Set and Merry Cafe set coordinate with the Coffee Cup Framelit Dies for easy card making.


I hope you liked these projects and are inspired to get out those wonderful spices and try a warm spiced cider. I'm going to maybe get out the hot cocoa myself.

If you are in need of any products or want to place an order be sure to use my October Hostess Code #CDDRQGYB for your chance to win hostess rewards. A minimum $25.00 qualifies you. Please do not mark "No Contact" when you order. I won't be able to contact you if you win the October Hostess. 

Remember that when you order on-line, you can earn "Loyalty Bucks". For every $25.00 you order, you receive 1 loyalty buck. Collect 20 loyalty bucks and you receive $30.00 free merchandise. Be sure to comment and share this blog. I'd love to hear from you. You can subscribe at the top or side of my blog.

Happy Stampin'
Mary Blocher
The Power Huff Stamper





Monday, October 2, 2017

Spooky Cat Spectacular


Hi Everyone,

Well it's that time of year when the air is a little more chilly and the wind whips at your feet. October is the perfect time to get your Spooky Cat on. This stamp set combined with the Spooky Night DSP is wonderful. Each Monday for the next several weeks, I will share a set sampler featuring one of Stampin' Up's Holiday sets available this season. One of the most popular right now is Spooky Cat. I love having the coordinating punch to make stamping so easy.

Dawn Woodard created this fun card featuring the DSP and
punched out cat


This 3-D stand up card is fantastic. Kathy Maurer sent in
this WOW project


I love mixing and matching DSP. Kathy also
created this spooky fun card
Jackie Walker highlighted the DSP for a
spooktacular backdground
Wow, so cute right? Spooky Cat is so popular this season. There are so many great ideas you can find on Pinterest too. What's great about this set is that there is a coordinating cat punch and can be purchased as a bundle for a 10% discount. 

If you are in need of any products or want to place an order be sure to use my October Hostess Code #CDDRQGYB for your chance to win hostess rewards. A minimum $25.00 qualifies you. Please do not mark "No Contact" when you order. I won't be able to contact you if you win the October Hostess. 

Remember that when you order on-line, you can earn "Loyalty Bucks". For every $25.00 you order, you receive 1 loyalty buck. Collect 20 loyalty bucks and you receive $30.00 free merchandise. Be sure to comment and share this blog. I'd love to hear from you. You can subscribe at the top or side of my blog.

Happy Stampin'
Mary Blocher
The Power Huff Stamper




Sunday, October 1, 2017

Boo to You
Blogging Friends Blog Hop

Hi Everyone,

Boo to all of you. It's that most wonderful month of my favorite. I just love the falling leaves and some wind that whistles through the air. Welcome to our October Blogging Friends Blog Hop. This month there are just eight of us, but I bet we will spook you all. We are showing some of our favorite Halloween products that Stampin' Up! has to offer. Not only are there wonderful fall products, there are new specials for the month of October that you don't want to miss. No trick, just treats. I hope you enjoy your hopping today. Be sure to comment and share. We all love to chat.


Because I have been swamped with my work and many stamping events, I wanted to share a few of my favorite swaps I've received from other stampers recently. They certainly are showing their love of Halloween. All three of these projects are featuring products from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog.

This cute witches brew was created by Sarah Groven. I love how
she used DSP for the coffee cup. from the Merry Cafe set.

This card by Cathy Bartlett really gives me that
abandoned house feel. The black and white is
striking Using the Season to Sparkle Set.

Nothing here but Spooky Cat created by ? I love
this one.

Remember to stamp inside your cards too.
This is fun!
I hope you enjoyed these cards as much as I do. There are so many more projects I received in this swap and I plan to continue to share each Monday a few of the projects, so come back and check it out. Now if you dare, hop over to Leanne's blog to see if she has tricks or treats for you.