Monday, December 11, 2017

Stampin' Up! Free Shipping 
Rewind

Hi Everyone,

As I'm flying to Michigan for a week to visit family, I'm excited to share that Stampin' UP! is giving one last holiday gift of free shipping. You might remember that on Cyber Monday, Stampin' Up! also offered free shipping. This is a "rewind". For 24 hours, you can take advantage of all the wonderful products on your wish list and enjoy free shipping. I love when this happens. Shipping costs are so high and you always compromise your order so that the total cost doesn't break the bank when shipping and tax are added. 


There is no better time that the Stampin' Up! Year-End Sales Event. Now with free shipping, it makes the Year-End Sale even better. There are so many wonderful products on special this month. It's also a great time to get the holiday catalog items that are retiring. Here are a few of my favorites from the Holiday catalog that are retiring.


The Year of Cheer Suite of products is such a beautiful set of stamping things. The Cheers to the Year Stamp set and Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series paper are fantastic. There are so many wonderful parts to this suite like the Foil Snowflakes, which I've used like crazy! The washi tape and the Winter Wonder Embossing folder are must haves. These all are being retired and on some on sale. 


If you haven't seen the Be Merry Kit, you are missing out! This wonderful "All-Inclusive" kit have everything you need to create these 12 fantastic rosette ornaments. There are 2 colors and everything is cut and ready for you to quickly create these ornaments. They make wonderful gifts and can tie on to any package for a festive wrap.


We have all heard about Christmas in the country and this Quilted Christmas Suite makes it a warm and inviting Christmas in the country. This suite will give your creations a homey, handmade feel. The Christmas Quilt Stamp bundle with framelits allow you to create endless possibilities. I especially like the Stitched Felt Embellishments and the Quilted Christmas 1/4" Ribbon.

There is still time to create gifts from the heart. Take advantage of the free shipping. If you don't think that is a good enough incentive to order, well I have a special going on as well. It's my Mystery Grab bag. With a $50.00 order, you receive a free Mystery Grab bag filled with stamping gooodies. 

What could be better than this Year-End Sales Event? Well I have my very own holiday tradition each December. It's my...

Mystery Grab Bag Offer

Wouldn't you love to get a mystery grab bag with fun stamping products? Here are the details

  • Place a minimum $50.00 order before shipping and tax online. Be sure to use the December Hostess Code. This will also put you in a drawing to receive mystery hostess dollars. 
  • Choose me as your demonstrator, so that I can mail your grab bag to you when your order is placed.
  • The grab bag will have retired, current, and maybe even something not available yet to purchase. Some items may have been used a little bit. Most things are new and unopened and purchased for the Mystery Grab Bag offer. 
  • Grab Bags values are valued at approximately $50 or more of product.
  • A random # of grab bags also include a $10.00 gift certificate to use after the 1st of the year. 
  • Use Hostess Code #NSWKCN7N when shopping on-line.
  • If you spend $100.00, you will receive 2 grab bags.

This is an exciting offer to combine with Stampin' Up's event. If you order, remember to use the Hostess Code #NSWKCN7N for a chance to win hostess dollars. 

I hope this makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. I love to treat my customers, so thank you for stopping at my blog today. In fact, share this blog and comment and include #MysteryGrabBag in the comment, and one lucky winner will get a grab bag simply for commenting (please include an e-mail so that I can contact you to send your mystery grab bag to you)

Happy Stampin',
Mary Blocher
The Power Huff Stamper



Monday, December 4, 2017

Sharing What I Love
about Stampin' Up!


Hi Everyone,

One of the best things about being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator is gathering friends together to create wonderful projects. During one of my recent classes, I had a guest who was from out of state named Tonja. She was working with my school district as an English Language Arts Coach for a new curriculum. Tonja didn't have any plans for the evening, so I invited her to class. She came and had a blast. Tonja kept saying that she was going to show off her projects to her sister, who wouldn't believe that she had made the cards herself. Tonja had such a great time. She said that she wasn't a creative person and really didn't have time for anything due to traveling so much for work. This is what I absolutely love about being a demonstrator! It's the best feeling when people have so much fun at class and feel proud of their creations.

I have a few other things I want to share today. It's always fun to come up with ways to share other stamping techniques to help stampers branch out into other fun projects. 3-D projects are always fun to create. From little gift pouches to home decor. 


This note pad holder was really quick to make, but is a real wow! The plastic stand up picture frame is perfect for these. I used the Delightful Daisy Stamp set and punch with the coordinating Designer Series Paper. The paper slides right into the space that would usually have a picture. Adding the wide organza ribbon adds the final touch.


There is nothing better than to have tissue at the ready and why not have it in a cute container that fits travel packs of tissue. Soft Suede paired with the gold foil paper is striking and so festive. Both of these projects will make great gifts for my co-workers. They always expect a set of cards or something from me each year. 




Another thing I love about being a demonstrator is that I get to share new things with my customers. I'm getting ready for my annual Occasions & Sale-A-Bration Catalogs Open House on January 6th. This is a great time for stampers to come and see some of the new products and make a couple of Make-n-takes. They also can sign up for specialty classes, clubs, and more. Of course I have door prizes and specials. Who doesn't love sneak peeks.

In the Occasions Catalog, the Sweet Soriee Suite of products is Fantastic! I love everything about it all. I also like the Petal Passion Memories & More Card Pack and Soiree Embellishment kit. One thing I try to do is to help new stampers feel like they can be successful without having all the inks, papers, and stamp sets. By using the kits and other products, wonderful projects can be created with little to no stamping. I call that a perfect way to help new stampers get started. 

Here are a few cards that I hope to feature for a Memories and More Specialty class in the New Year.




As you can see, these cards really look like they took so much work! They all were created using the Memories and More Card pack and the Sweet Soiree Embellishment kit. I just added some cardstock and a couple of stamped sayings. On the last project (my favorite), I didn't stamp anything. I love the contrast of the white and black.

If you thought you saw the best of today, well I have one more thing to share. I love being able to show off my daughters and I always love our time at the beach near our house in Seabeck, WA. During this trip, there was a record low tide and tons of people came out to see the sea life that would be exposed. Years ago, I couldn't get into Memory Keeping very well because it was so daunting and time consuming. I love Stampin' Up! and Memories and More! I can complete a layout super quick and easy. As you can see from my cards, I love that I can use Memories and More for stamping and memory keeping. It's a win/win!





Thanks for stopping in today and seeing what I love about Stampin' Up! and being a Demonstrator. 
If you are in need of any products you can place an order online. I appreciate you choosing me as your demonstrator. Be sure to use my December Hostess Code #NSWKCN7N 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 December Hostess. 

Remember that when you order on-line, you can earn "Loyalty Bucks". For every $25.00 you order, you receive 1 loyalty bucks. 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, December 2, 2017

Stampin' Up! Year-End Extravaganza
&
My Mystery Grab Bags


Hi Everyone,

It is the most exciting time when Stampin' Up! releases not only the retiring list from the Holiday Catalog, they also have a Year End Sales Event that is filled with savings. I wanted to share with you a few of my favorite things that are being retired from the Holiday Catalog and won't be available after January 2nd or before if they sell out.

Christmas in the Making is one of my favorite stamp sets in the Holiday Catalog. My daughter is really into the vintage look and this reminds me of her. The couple of projects below were a lot of fun to make.


I love the sparkle added with Wink of Stella. The Quilted Christmas DSP is being retired.

The 1/8" Gold Trim is on Sale this month. I use
it on so many of my projects.


Another of my favorites in the Holiday Catalog are the Foil Snowflakes accessories. These are beautiful in gold and silver. Don't miss out on them or the Red and Silver Tinsel ribbon I used on the cute ornaments I made.

The Quilted Christmas DSP is perfect for these little Note Pads

What could be better than this Year-End Sales Event? Well I have my very own holiday tradition each December. It's my...

Mystery Grab Bag Offer

Wouldn't you love to get a mystery grab bag with fun stamping products? Here are the details

  • Place a minimum $50.00 order before shipping and tax online. Be sure to use the December Hostess Code. This will also put you in a drawing to receive mystery hostess dollars. 
  • Choose me as your demonstrator, so that I can mail your grab bag to you when your order is placed.
  • The grab bag will have retired, current, and maybe even something not available yet to purchase. Some items may have been used a little bit. Most things are new and unopened and purchased for the Mystery Grab Bag offer. 
  • Grab Bags values are valued at approximately $50 or more of product.
  • A random # of grab bags also include a $10.00 gift certificate to use after the 1st of the year. 
  • Use Hostess Code #NSWKCN7N when shopping on-line.
  • If you spend $100.00, you will receive 2 grab bags.

This is an exciting offer to combine with Stampin' Up's event. If you order, remember to use the Hostess Code #NSWKCN7N for a chance to win hostess dollars. 

I hope this makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. I love to treat my customers, so thank you for stopping at my blog today. In fact, share this blog and comment and include #MysteryGrabBag in the comment, and one lucky winner will get a grab bag simply for commenting (please include an e-mail so that I can contact you to send your mystery grab bag to you)

Happy Stampin',
Mary Blocher
The Power Huff Stamper

Friday, December 1, 2017

Holiday Cheer
Blogging Friends


Hi Everyone,

It's another wonderful Blogging Friends Blog Hop. This month we are sharing Christmas, Hannukah, and New Years. Grab your sparkling cider and join us. There are many wonderful projects to share. Spread the cheer by sharing.

For my projects this month, I really wanted to share a bit of Christmas. First are some woodsy ornaments or gift tags I made up as gifts for my stamping friends. I used the Mini Treat Bags Thinlit dies to wrap them in. Nature Sings is the perfect stamp set to highlight for these ornaments. The natural wood rings ties in well. I hope you enjoy.





Wink of Stella in gold adds the right amount of 
bling

These were really fun to make. I plan on making many more to give some of my co-workers too. Another project I really loved was using the Large Number Framelit Dies to create a Christmas card to celebrate the "25th".


One of my favorite Designer Series Paper in the Holiday Catalog is the Merry Music Specialty DSP. It is beautiful. The paper material is thinner that the other DSPs, but is so wonderful! It's so hard to choose which side to showcase. I especially like to use the black sides for stunning effects.


I used the Gold Glimmer Paper from the Annual Catalog and the Large Number Framelits to die-cut the number 25. I just love the sparkle! I used the Layering Circles Framelits for the die-cut circle and the holly from the Carols of Christmas Stamp set.



You can't get enough of that cute cut out deer! I used a combination of products to finish off this project. I used the Card Front Builder Thinlit dies, Pretty Pines Thinlit dies, and the Musical Season's Stamp set from the Annual Catalog. 

Stampin' Up! Year End Sale

Just when you thought the holiday season couldn't get any better, here comes the Stampin' Up! Year End Sale! This holiday sale goes from today through January 2nd. Don't wait though. Items sell out quickly. 

I hope you enjoyed my holiday projects. There are many more wonderful projects to check out from the other bloggers. I'd love to hear from you, so share and comment.


Monday, November 27, 2017

Surprise!
 Another Flash Sale
Hi Everyone,

There is no better way to celebrate the season that enjoying free shipping on anything you order! Stampin' Up! decided to extend the holiday deals for one more day. Today is the day. Here is what Stampin' UP! has to say:

On November 27, shipping is free for all Stampin Up! orders. Because Online Extravaganza deals include a limited variety of products, we’ve decided to end Online Extravaganza a day early and give you and your customers free shipping for an entire day on every Stampin’ Up! order placed. Use this great offer to give your customers one more day to check everything off their wish list. With free shipping you get a great deal on any product!

One of the best way to take advantage of this free shipping promotion is to check out the Clearance Rack. There are so many great products here at great discount pricing. Here are a couple of my favorite products on the Clearance Rack.

Mini Egg Cartons
Mini Egg Cartons now $5.20 for 8

Pretty Paisleys Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Pretty Paisley Embossing folder now $4.50

Party Pop-Up Thinlits Dies
Party Pop-up Dies now $18
I'm very excited to stock up on the mini egg cartons for the spring. These are so cute! The Paisley embossing folder is so sweet. This will be perfect for the upcoming season as well.

Another advantage of free shipping is to take advantage of some of the more expensive things on your wish list. For example, I have been having my eye on these bundles and things that I will definitely get with free shipping.

Wood Words Wood-Mount Bundle
Wood Words Bundle $54.00 save $5.40 shipping
Beautiful Bouquet Photopolymer Bundle
Beautiful Bouquet Bundle $51.25 save $5.12 shipping cost
Big Shot
Big Shot $110.00 Save $11.00 shipping

It's amazing how much you actually save on shipping costs. I'm so happy to have a chance to get a few items off my list that save me some money to put towards other stamping goodies. I hope you take advantage of this free shipping sale as well.

If you are in need of any of these wonderful items, place an order online. I appreciate you choosing me as your demonstrator. Be sure to use my November Hostess Code #RRGBSMSE 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 November Hostess. 

Remember that when you order on-line, you can earn "Loyalty Bucks". For every $25.00 you order, you receive 2 loyalty bucks during double Loyalty Bucks for the rest of November. 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, November 24, 2017

Black Friday?
No, It's Finding Inspiration Friday


Hi Everyone,

I hope you are able to get up and get moving after all that wonderful turkey and stuffing. I know I had my share, but I think I had more of the appetizers. Does that happen to you? You end up not being very hungry after you have grazed for hours.

Anyway, I am staying away from the hustle and bustle of "Black Friday" shopping! I wanted to share a cute project that I was so inspired to create. Last month, I blogged a class I had done which focused on a one-sheet-wonder idea. We used a 6" x 6" sheet of DSP to create 5 projects. You might remember that blog. Here were our projects using one piece of DSP.

One-Sheet-Wonder 6x6 DSP

I really loved this class, so I wanted to do something along the same lines and color story for a note card set. I used the new pizza boxes and then created 3 little cards (3" x 3") with envelopes. This was so fun. I just loved these little gift sets for my friends.



For the sayings, I used the Lots of Love Stamp set and Birthday Blooms Stamp set. These sentiments are the perfect size for 3 x 3 cards. The richness of Tranquil Tide and the Fresh Florals DSP really make these cards elegant. Silver ribbon and the beautiful 3/8" Metallic-Edge ribbon are so pretty. The In-Color felt bows are part of the On-Line Extravaganza sale going on now. 

I did this class for my weekly stamping class. We used the Fresh Florals DSP stack and I had the stampers choose the color they wanted to work with. I then had coordinating accessories and everyone created their own. Here are the finished projects from everyone.

This is a Lemon Lime Twist color that I made up for Jessica.
She was ill and couldn't come to class.
Linda is a newer stamper and she created wonderful cards
like a pro. I especially like the green one.

Here is Bea's Mini Pizza Box. I love the layers of circles
that she used.

These are Bea's cards that she created. I love the first one with
the layers of circles. She also added great details to the inside
of her cards.

Ann choose the Berry Burst color and she created many
stunning cards. The In-Color Itty Bitty bows are great!

Here are 3 more of Ann's projects. I love the one on the left
with the bitty butterfly.

This is Christi's Mini Pizza Box. She used the Powder Pink
Fresh Floral paper.

I think the Fresh Fig is the perfect pairing for the Powder Pink
DSP. These are Christi's 3 cards she made.
Class was so much fun. I really like giving the stampers an opportunity to create their own. It helps build that creativity when stamping at home.


If you are in need of any of these wonderful items, place an order online. I appreciate you choosing me as your demonstrator. Be sure to use my November Hostess Code #RRGBSMSE 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 November Hostess. 

Remember that when you order on-line, you can earn "Loyalty Bucks". For every $25.00 you order, you receive 2 loyalty bucks during double Loyalty Bucks for the rest of November. 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