Monday, June 26, 2017

Happy Birthday 
To My Daughter Turning 20


Hi Everyone,

It's so hard to believe that my oldest daughter is now 20 years old! She is a few hours away and has finished her bachelor's degree. She did running start, so she got her degree at 19 in Psychology and Sociology. She will be moving back home at the end of July and try to find work a bit in her field to get some experience while she looks for a master's program. 

This was at my daughter's college graduation.
Go Cougs!

This is Julianne's best friend Marissa. She came to the
graduation. That was nice of her.
This was the fun birthday card I made using the
Tabs for Everyone stamp set and punch. I also
used the Balloon Celebration set.

My daughter is such a great girl. I'm excited to have her come back home. It seems like there are birthdays happening all the time that I need a card for. I try and create birthday cards as much as I can. Whose birthday are you needing to get stamping a card for?

Stampin' Up! has so many wonderful stamp sets for birthdays. I especially like the ones with cupcakes. Yum!


If you are in need of any products or want to place an order be sure to use my June Hostess Code #HK7MNV3K 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 June Hostess. 

July Stamp of the Month is posted. Check it out. 

Remember that when you order on-line, you can earn "Loyalty Bucks". 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, June 23, 2017

Flirty Flowers
Stamp of the Month


Hi Everyone,

It's time to begin the Stamp of the Month with Flirty Flowers by Stampin' Up! There will be so much fun creating 3 specialty projects using the Flirty Flowers stamp set. Be sure to get yours reserved by the 5th of July to participate. If local, you will join me on Saturday, July 15th for a closed workshop only for those who have purchased the stamp of the month. If you can't attend, I will have the supplies as well as instructions so you can complete your projects at your convenience. 

For more details on the Stamp of the Month, simply click the link. All the details are posted. I hope you enjoy the projects and want to participate. Remember July 5th is the deadline to reserve.






If you are in need of any products or want to place an order be sure to use my June Hostess Code #HK7MNV3K 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 June Hostess. 

Remember that when you order on-line, you can earn "Loyalty Bucks". 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, June 21, 2017

Making a Difference
With Sharing Sweet Thoughts



Hi Everyone,

I was so happy to see the new Charities stamp set Sharing Sweet Thoughts in the new Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog. It's perfect for the current season all through fall. I have found that you can never have too many "thinking of you" stamp sets and sayings. There are so many needs in our world.



Another great thing about this set is that $3.00 of every set sold goes to the Ronald McDonald House Charity. I got to experience the wonderful services that this charity provides. My best friend's daughter went through open heart surgery and her family stayed in the RMHC home. The staff and amenities were wonderful during this stressful time. I'm so glad this is the charity that Stampin' Up! supports. 

You may have noticed that the jar in this set also coordinates with the current Jar of Love stamp set and framelits. This is perfect! You can mix and match and even get more uses from this set. Here are some ideas for you.

Create a beautiful bouquet.

This card really looks like butterflies are flying.

Ahh, the cool refreshing taste of summer.
The Sharing Sweet Thoughts stamp set is found on the back cover of the Stampin' Up! catalog. I love that the price for this set is very reasonable. It wasn't inflated to recoup the $3.00 donated. That's what makes Stampin' Up! so great. 

I hope this inspires you to pay it forward in some way today. This stamp set is a great way to donate and have inspiration to give when you create wonderful projects.  I love to connect, so share, comment, and subscribe so I can continue to share the love of stamping. I also have some product share specials and stamp of the month specials as well. 

If you are in need of any products or want to place an order be sure to use my June Hostess Code #HK7MNV3K 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 June Hostess. 

Remember that when you order on-line, you can earn "Loyalty Bucks". 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, June 16, 2017

Friday Design Challenge
&
Die Brush and Foam Pad Give-Away


Hi Everyone,

It's time to get your creative stampin' on! Here is the new Friday Design challenge. This design really focuses your attention right to that circle. I really can envision some designer paper piecing. or what about embossing folder pieces for that added texture.

Here are the details:
  • Design your card with the template as your inspiration.
  • Upload your card and either send to me at lennyandmary1@msn.com or send a link where you have your project. 
  • Be sure to include your e-mail so if you win, I can connect for your free prize.
  • Submit by June 28th. 
I will collect samples and post all who have submitted on June 30th. Then a winner will be announced. The winner of this month's design challenge will win the Die Brush and Foam pad that is no longer available for purchasing.



I hope this template inspires you to take on my design challenge. You can create exactly like the template or give it a little tweak. Be sure to share this with your friends and get others involved. Remember to email your card to me or send the link where it is posted by June 28th. Good Luck!

I hope you enjoyed visiting my blog today. I love to connect, so share, comment, and subscribe so I can continue to share the love of stamping. I also have some product share specials and stamp of the month specials as well. 

If you are in need of any products or want to place an order be sure to use my June Hostess Code #
HK7MNV3K 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 June Hostess. 
Remember that when you order on-line, you can earn "Loyalty Bucks". 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, June 14, 2017

Put a Little Jingle in Your
Holiday Bells & Storage for your Thinlits


Hi Everyone,

I know it's a little early to think about Christmas, but soon enough we will run out of time to create our holiday projects. I am participating in a swap and created this projects combining the Eastern Medallion Thinlits and the Seasonal Bells stamp set.  The coordinating bell punch is a must have when using the Seasonal Bell! I love using blue and silver colors for the holidays. 


If you look closer, you can see how great the little snow flurries are the I stamped on the background. The added ribbon pulls the whole project together. The base of the project is Marina Mist and the grey is Smoky Slate.


Here is another project I created to get a head start on my holiday needs. Christmas Pines is a beautiful set. I really like the pine boughs. For this project, I used Emerald Envy (discontinued) and real red. The copper foil sheets make perfect pine cones. 

Do you struggle with storing your thinlits? I wanted to find a way to have easy access to my thinlits and be able to see quickly what pieces are included. I now store all of my thinlits using Kompac Magnetic Holders. These holders are perfect for holding the thinlit sets and having a clear cover makes it easy to see the complete set. 



The holders can hold all of your thinlits and framelits. There are exceptions for the Window Box. It is too wide. These are standard size like DVD movie boxes. Because I have so many dies, I don't use the display holder, but it is cool. It can hold 5 sets at once. These are easy to find on-line if you just search Kompac Magnetic storage holders. I get mine from Rubber Stamp Depot. They are $7.99 for 3 at the Depot. 

We Love our Hostess Promotion


During the month of June, hostesses with a qualifying workshop of $350.00 receive #35.00 extra dollars in hostess rewards. That is awesome! That will bring your free rewards up to $77.00. That's a lot of your wish list taken care of. There are many ways to earn this hostess promotion. Host your own party in your home or my workshop room (if you are local), host a catalog party, or host an on-line party. If you'd like to get your party started, I happy to help you earn all that free product.

I hope you enjoyed visiting my blog today. I love to connect, so share, comment, and subscribe so I can continue to share the love of stamping. I also have some product share specials and stamp of the month specials as well. 

If you want to order for an of the wonderful new products,  be sure to use my June Hostess Code #HK7MNV3K 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 June Hostess. Also, if your order is $150.00 or more before tax, don't use the hostess code. You will earn your own hostess benefits.

Remember that when you order on-line, you can earn "Loyalty Bucks". 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, June 12, 2017

Seasonal Layers
Yes Please!

Colorful Seasons Bundle
Hi Everyone,

If there is one thing I can't live without, it's the Seasonal Layers Thinlits that coordinate with the Colorful Seasons Stamp set! This has got to be the best set and bundle in the new annual catalog. The all season stamp set and beautiful images are fantastic! I recently participated in a swap and I wanted to share some of the cards I go back from this stamp set and thinlits. 

This was my swap. I used Dapper Denim and Fresh Fig
Lorrie Skinner create this fantastic card blending
several stamp sets and thinlits. I love the chair!
What a stunning card! So many of my stamping
friends loved this design created by Donna Ross.
I love the contrast between the black and
  Lemon-Lime Twist

Donna Lee Zargo Used the new In-Colors for much of this
project. I just love this chair!

Karen Monger designed this earthy card. Check out the detail
of the leaves. 
These are all wonderful projects other demonstrators made for the swap. Swaps are a great way to get lots of ideas with sets. I plan to post some other swaps featuring particular stamp sets, so come back and see more.

I hope you enjoyed visiting my blog today. I love to connect, so share, comment, and subscribe so I can continue to share the love of stamping. I also have some product share specials and stamp of the month specials as well. 

If you want to order for an of the wonderful new products,  be sure to use my June Hostess Code #HK7MNV3K 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 June Hostess. Also, if your order is $150.00 or more before tax, don't use the hostess code. You will earn your own hostess benefits.

Remember that when you order on-line, you can earn "Loyalty Bucks". 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, June 7, 2017

One Wild Ride
a Great Way to Congratulate


Hi Everyone,

Well it's that time of year for graduations, weddings, and retirements. I work for a school district and several teachers are retiring. The One Wild Ride stamp set is perfect for retirements. Whether male or female, this wonderful set created by Dawn Griffith when she reached her $1,000,000 in sales with Stampin' Up! There are 4 teachers that I made this card for. I know they will love it. I used Melon Mambo, Pop of Pink DSP (retired) and the new Pick a Pattern Washi Tape. The Stitched Shapes Framelits really add a lot of dimension too. 


I also have a couple of male teachers I know who are retiring as well. I used Chocolate Chip card stock and inks to create this project to give to them. I just love the motorcycle in this stamp set. It is so detailed. Always Artichoke was used for the "congratulations" stamp as well as the sentiment inside the card. 

Check out this great technique video by Dawn for a terrific "Z" Fold Card



I'm going to get busy and create a few more congratulations projects because I know there will be more graduation announcements coming my way from friends with kids graduating. I think we also may have a few more teachers retire. 

I hope you enjoyed visiting my blog today. I love to connect, so share, comment, and subscribe so I can continue to share the love of stamping. I also have some product share specials and stamp of the month specials as well. 

If you want to order for an of the wonderful new products,  be sure to use my June Hostess Code #HK7MNV3K 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 June Hostess. Also, if your order is $150.00 or more before tax, don't use the hostess code. You will earn your own hostess benefits.

Remember that when you order on-line, you can earn "Loyalty Bucks". 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, June 2, 2017

For the Love of Stamping



Hi Everyone,

Well the day has finally come. The new 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog is now live! I just placed my order for all the needed papers, stamp sets, and accessories for all the new and wonderful stamping I am motivated to do. There is so much excitement when a new catalog arrives. I join in swaps, host swaps, and get myself way over my head with stamping. Right now, I have so many swaps to make. It gets overwhelming, but I'm addicted, what can I say? 


The first month of this new catalog even got better. Stampin' Up! is having a host special for June. If you host and have a party total of $350.00, you receive $35.00 extra hostess dollars. That will make your hostess benefit with a $350.00 order to $77.00 or more. If you would like to host your own event or have an on-line event, I'm happy to help. 

Fabulous Flamingo is just that!

I was so in love with the new Fabulous Flamingo stamp set in the new catalog. This beautiful 3 step stamp set that allows you to create flamingos that look like they are coming off the page into real life. This card uses Flirty Flamingo card stock and inks with Marina Mist and Old Olive. Be sure to use Archival Black ink, so that colors won't bleed when you color. 

I hope you enjoyed visiting my blog today. I love to connect, so share, comment, and subscribe so I can continue to share the love of stamping. I also have some product share specials and stamp of the month specials as well. 

If you want to order for an of the wonderful new products,  be sure to use my June Hostess Code #HK7MNV3K 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 June Hostess. Also, if your order is $150.00 or more before tax, don't use the hostess code. You will earn your own hostess benefits. 


Remember that when you order on-line, you can earn "Loyalty Bucks". 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, May 31, 2017

A Fond Farewell to
the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog
&
Hello New Year
Hi Everyone,

Well as much as we love the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog, the new 2017-2018 is even more fantastic! The annual catalog that we have looked through so many times this past year is bent up, beat up, and so many page corners bent over to mark our favorites. As we transition to the new catalog, I wonder how long it will take to have the same affect on the new catalog?


One of the things I notice in the new annual catalog is how many bundles are available. There are 23 new bundles offered this year. We really do love our dies. There are many products from the last catalog in this new one too, so not all of the favorites went. Another area that is always popular is the Specialty Designer Series Paper section. All I can say is WOW! They are beautiful. A great way to get a sampling of all of the DSP's offered is to join in on the DSP Paper share I have going on. 

The New 2017-2018 Annual Catalog
June 1st, 2017-May 31st, 2018
I recently participated in a swap with other demonstrators to highlight a few of the new products. I wanted to share a couple of my favorites I received. I hope you enjoy.

Sandy Haynes created this beautiful card using
the Label Me Pretty set and punch. The striking
DSP is fabulous. I love one color story too.

Cathy Bartlett created this fun project. The Birthday Deliver
bundle will be one of the greatest hits. Don't miss out on the
coordinating DSP either. The framelits coordinate with both.

The countdown is on. It's like the New Year's Eve ball dropping at midnight. There is so much excitement. I hope you come back to see more ideas and projects with the new annual catalog. If you would like a catalog, don't hesitate to ask. I'd be more than happy to get one to you. There are wonderful samples and ideas for stamping.

Thanks for stopping by. If you want, share this blog, subscribe, and comment. I love to spread the love of stamping.

Happy Stampin'
Mary Blocher
The Powerhuff Stamper





Monday, May 29, 2017

We all Need a Little
Color Theory in our Lives



Hi Everyone,

I bet you are all just dying to have a chance to get online and order new products from the 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog. I recently had an open house using new products and participated in a card swap with some demonstrators. My 2 projects are from the Color Theory product suite in the upcoming catalog. This is the first of the projects I made. I didn't send this one in the swap, because I had a little stamping boo-boo (as you can probably see). That's okay for me to share (I'm sure you all have experienced a stamping boo-boo, and sometimes there's no hiding it). This color combination uses the new In-colors. 

Thick White Card Stock and Berry Burst were
used for this project. Stitched Shapes Framelits are
a must have!

This second project uses really rich colors, Dapper Denim and Always Artichoke along with the new Berry Burst In-Color. I just love the 2-stamp detail of the chair. I'm amazed at how real life it appears.

The Colorful Seasons Stamp set is fantastic!
This is such an all season must have. There
is a coordinating thinlits set as well to help
with creating dynamic projects.

Don't forget that stamping doesn't have to just
be on the outside. Dress up the inside to add
a surprise and smile.
I hope you enjoyed my projects today. I can't wait to continue to create with this bundle through the seasons. Let me know what you think. You can comment, subscribe, and share. Thanks.

A new annual catalog is just a couple of days away. There are countless fantastic new sets, bundles, and accessories in the new catalog. If you would like one, just let me know. I'd be happy to get one to you. I also have some product share specials and stamp of the month specials as well. 

If you want to order any current products still available,  be sure to use my May Hostess Code #Y72W2W4Y 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 May Hostess. 


There are also only a couple of weeks left to get any of the retiring products still available. Be sure to check them out before they are gone!

Remember that when you order on-line, you can earn "Loyalty Bucks". 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, May 26, 2017

Friday Design Challenge
Winner!


Hi Everyone,

The results are in for the most recent Friday Design Challenge. This month's lucky winner will receive the Watercolor Wishes all inclusive kit by Stampin' Up! This is a terrific prize. It will no longer be available to purchase and values at $35.00. WOW!

And the Winner is...
Congratulations Jenny!

Jenny really put the pop in this card with the
Pop of Pink Washi Tape. This was voted as winner
because of the closeness to the challenge template this time

What a classy card by Wendy. I love the
monochromatic look. The template was
turned on its side for a stunning look!

A beautiful card by Kathy. The hardware is a nice accent.

Sue puts beautiful colors together!

I love hosting the Friday Design Challenge each month. It's a great opportunity for stampers to create using a template as inspiration. If you haven't participated, be sure to join in the fun next time. Subscribe to my blog to receive e-mail alerts when I post. 

I hope you enjoyed these entries. A new annual catalog is just a week away. There are countless fantastic new sets, bundles, and accessories in the new catalog. If you would like one, just let me know. I'd be happy to get one to you. I also have some product share specials and stamp of the month specials as well. 

If you want to order any current products,  be sure to use my May Hostess Code #Y72W2W4Y 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 May Hostess. 


There are also only a couple of weeks left to get any of the retiring products still available. Be sure to check them out before they are gone!

Remember that when you order on-line, you can earn "Loyalty Bucks". 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

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Stampin' Up!
Open House Fun
Daisy Delight Sneak Peek


Hi Everyone,

What a fun open house I had was this past Sunday. It was warm here in the North West and we had a great time chatting and stamping. It's just about a week before the new 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog goes live and I wanted to share a project with one of my favorite new bundles. It's called Daisy Delight. 

Calypso Coral and Wisteria Wonder are a
fantastic pairing
Daisy Delight is a wonderful stamp set. The coordinating designer series paper is fantastic! the beautiful, soft designs and color story is the best. I love the combination of Calypso Coral and Wisteria Wonders. The coordinating daisy bunch is so fun. Your flower really pops. If you can see the gem in the center of the flower, it is the new metallic enamel shapes. The new catalog does not do these gems justice. They are a must have.

Well I hope you enjoyed my sneak peek project. It is a favorite of mine. There are countless fantastic new sets, bundles, and accessories in the new catalog. If you would like one, just let me know. I'd be happy to get one to you.

If you want to order any current products,  be sure to use my May Hostess Code #Y72W2W4Y 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 May Hostess. 

There are also only a couple of weeks left to get any of the retiring products still available. Be sure to check them out before they are gone!

Remember that when you order on-line, you can earn "Loyalty Bucks". 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