Monday, January 30, 2017


Stampin' Up! Beautiful You
is Beautiful!
Beautiful You Clear-Mount Stamp Set

Hi Everyone,

When a new catalog comes out, there is always a set that seems to take the world by storm. The Beautiful You stamp set is just that. It is a favorite of so many stampers. I decided to highlight this stamp set for you. The card I made uses Flirty Flamingo and Daffodil Delight. I used my Stampin' Up! clear block to directly ink onto it. Then I spritzed with water before stamping onto the card stock. I love doing this technique. It is different every time and adds a great affect to your projects.


Another project I posted recently was this one that I created for a watercolor class with the new water color pencils. This set is perfect for water coloring. 


I wanted to share a couple more of this wonderful set. I loved the ones that have the women inset with another stamp set like the Mediterranean Moments set. They are striking. Great job to these other demonstrators.

This is Fabulous. This demonstrator used the white chalk marker
to pull your eye directly to he woman. 

Jan B. created this wonderful project. She stamped the
woman and then masked her to add the ship into the
distance. This is a great going away or missing you
card.  Great cards Jan.
This project by Linda Greater was created
using a mask of the woman as well and
then having the illusion for walking in the
streets. These demonstrators are very
creative. 

If you like the Beautiful You stamp set, you definitely want to order it. Remember if you do order on-line, use the hostess code #NFEWXHQV

Any time you order from me, remember you earn "Loyalty Bucks". For every $25.00 you spend you earn 1 "Loyalty Buck". Collect 20 and you choose $30.00 of free product as my gift. Check out my specials at my website for more details about "Loyalty Bucks" as well as classes and events. The month of February will be "Double Loyalty Bucks", so come back for more details on February 1st.

I hope you enjoyed your time here. Be sure to share and leave comments. I love to hear from you.

Happy Stampin',
Mary Blocher
The Power Huff Stamper

Friday, January 27, 2017

Treat Yourself 
to 
Cupcakes & Carousels

Hi Everyone,

There is no better way to remind yourself of your childhood than to smell caramel corn and the sounds of happy screams as the ride spins to a stop. I guess that's why my eye couldn't pass up the Cupackes & Carousels suite by Stampin' Up! The Designer Series Paper stack combines wonderful patterns and colors together. Carousel Birthday stamp set is so much fun! The font affects create almost a vintage feel. Don't miss the Cupcakes & Carousels Embellishment Kit either. These fun tassels and bows are just the beginning of the fun. I've created a couple of projects to share. I hope you like them. Be sure to comment and share, so I can spread the word to more creative stamper.



2 Great cards for birthdays



I really enjoyed making these projects. The Cupcakes DSP allows you to coordinate wonderful colors for your projects. My favorite is the Bermuda Bay color scheme. As I craft with this set, I'm hoping to bring the Lift Me Up stamp set with the balloons into it. The two sets coordinate very well. 

If you like the Cupcakes & Carousels set, you definitely want to order it. Get the Stamp set, the embellishment kit, and DSP, and you earn a free Sale-a-Bration item.   Remember if you do order on-line, use the hostess code #NFEWXHQV

Any time you order from me, remember you earn "Loyalty Bucks". For every $25.00 you spend you earn 1 "Loyalty Buck". Collect 20 and you choose $30.00 of free product as my gift. Check out my specials at my website for more details about "Loyalty Bucks" as well as classes and events.

I hope you enjoyed your time here. Be sure to share and leave comments. I love to hear from you.

Happy Stampin',
Mary Blocher
The Power Huff Stamper


Wednesday, January 25, 2017


The Lift Me Up Bundle for All Occasions
Hi Everyone,

My class I had on Monday was such a great one. If you haven't seen the Lift Me Up Bundle from Stampin' Up! You need to. This is such a wonderful bundle. There are so many sayings that make this a very versatile set. The coordinating DSP can be yours free when you purchase the bundle in wood mount. Here is a closer look at each project.

This cute treat bag uses the Carried Away DSP
from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog. The little bow clips
are really cute too. This makes the perfect birthday
treat.

It's all about the Carried Away DSP for this project.
I really like Mint Macaron and  Watermelon Wonder.

My favorite stamping is keeping things mono-cromatic.
Night of Navy is striking on this card. I was inspired by a card
that Kylie Bertucci created.

Love is in the Air is so true on this project. I
used the Delicate Details stamp set for the lace
border. This is also a Sale-A-Bration free item.
The Blushing Bride Glimmer paper is awesome too!
If you like the Lift me Up bundle, you definitely want to order it. Get the Stamp set, and Thinlits and you earn a free Sale-a-Bration item. Of course I suggest picking the Carried Away DSP.  Remember if you do order on-line, use the hostess code #NFEWXHQV

Any time you order from me, remember you earn "Loyalty Bucks". For every $25.00 you spend you earn 1 "Loyalty Buck". Collect 20 and you choose $30.00 of free product as my gift. Check out my specials at my website for more details about "Loyalty Bucks" as well as classes and events.

I hope you enjoyed your time here. Be sure to share and leave comments. I love to hear from you.

Happy Stampin',
Mary Blocher
The Power Huff Stamper

Monday, January 23, 2017

Watercolor Wonder
with Stampin' Up's New 
Water color Pencils


Hi Everyone,

I just had a fun stamping specialty class featuring the new Watercolor pencils from Stampin' Up! Finally, after all these years, Stampin' Up! now offers 13 watercolor pencils that match Stampin' Up! colors of ink and paper. This is what Stampin' Up! is all about. total coordination of colors. This allows us to create beautiful projects that look perfect. I wanted to share the projects that we made at my class. Be sure to comment and share this post. I love to hear from you.


Rich Razzleberry is such a great color. This project
uses the lace doilies and several watercolor pencils.
The Inside the Lines DSP makes a great focal point

Okay the cutest hen ever. Watercolor paper
is perfect for creating great backgrounds. Daffodil
Delight and Pumpkin Pie with a hint of Coral
is great. I "cased" this from Crafty Caroline.

Beautiful You is such a wonderful set. The sayings
in the set are abundant. I love this gal enjoying
the beautiful beach. 


Watercolor Pencils 
Watercolor Paper
Aqua painters
Blender Pens
Archival Black Stamp pad 

If you like the watercolor pencils, you definitely want to order them. Get the watercolor pencils, aquapainters, blender pens, watercolor paper, and the Archival stamp pad. Then choose a free Sale-A-Bration itemOf course I suggest picking the Inside the Lines DSP.  
Remember if you do order on-line, use the hostess code #NFEWXHQV

Any time you order from me, remember you earn "Loyalty Bucks". For every $25.00 you spend you earn 1 "Loyalty Buck". Collect 20 and you choose $30.00 of free product as my gift. Check out my specials at my website for more details about "Loyalty Bucks" as well as classes and events.

I hope you enjoyed your time here. Be sure to share and leave comments. I love to hear from you.

Happy Stampin',
Mary Blocher
The Power Huff Stamper

Friday, January 20, 2017

Soar Away with the
Lift Me Up Bundle

Hi Everyone,

Today I wanted to highlight and share another wonderful bundle from the Occasions Catalog by Stampin' Up! The Lift me Up bundle is so fantastic! I really like the the many sayings included like birthday, Valentine's, congratulations, and thinking of you. This makes the bundle a valuable must have. I never seem to have enough sayings and this set solves that problem. I wanted to share a couple more swaps from the recent swap I hosted. The projects are wonderful.

Jamie Albanese created this wonderful card using
the Lift me Up bundle and Silver Foil Paper

Susan Canvas Smith created this stunning
project using the bundle.
The Dazzling Diamonds  balloon is fantastic!
She also paired it with
the Sale-A-Bration  Carried Away Designer
Series Paper you can earn for free.

If you like the Lift me Up bundle, you definitely want to order it. Get the Stamp set, and Thinlits and you earn a free Sale-a-Bration item. Of course I suggest picking the Carried Away DSP.  Remember if you do order on-line, use the hostess code #96GETZYH

Any time you order from me, remember you earn "Loyalty Bucks". For every $25.00 you spend you earn 1 "Loyalty Buck". Collect 20 and you choose $30.00 of free product as my gift. Check out my specials at my website for more details about "Loyalty Bucks" as well as classes and events.

I hope you enjoyed your time here. Be sure to share and leave comments. I love to hear from you.

Happy Stampin',
Mary Blocher
The Power Huff Stamper

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Occasions Bundles 
Make Stamping so Easy

Hi Everyone,

I recently hosted a card swap with some other demonstrators. The theme was using the new Occasions bundles to create the card projects. I received so many wonderful projects. I wanted to share a few with you.

There are 12 stamping bundle offers in the new
Occasions Catalog

Oh So Succulent bundle was what I used for
my card swap
Nancy Brokaw used the Sealed with Love bundle
to create this fun card. The die cut heart
border is my favorite in the bundle.

Jennifer Tribune made this stunning card also
using the Sealed with Love bundle. She
added the new lace doilies too.
As you can see, the Sealed with Love bundle is so great. The heart die cuts and the sayings can create such fun projects. I also created a fun treat box for the upcoming Valentine's Day for work. 
This cute box was created using Sweet Sugarplum
as the color theme.

You can accent your treat box with the
Affectionately Yours Washi Tape

If you haven't thought about Valentine's, now is the time. It is coming quicker than you think. Now's the perfect time to get the supplies you need to create your own wonderful Valentine's projects. Be sure to use Hostess Code 96GETZYH for your change to win mystery hostess. Thanks for stopping by. Be sure to leave a comment and share this blog if you liked what you saw.

Happy Stampin',
Mary Blocher
The Power Huff Stamper

Monday, January 16, 2017

Monday's Stampin' Class
It's all About Love

Sealed With Love
I recently used the Sealed with Love bundle for the Blogging Friends Blog Hop. I created 4 note cards. I really love the Sending Love DSP stack and the stamp set too, so I decided that my weekly class needed to be all about love. 

The Red Glimmer paper adds the perfect sparkle.
I used a lighter shade of marker to give the
hearts a 2-toned look.

The little envelope die cut is so cute!

Okay, this was my favorite. Look at those lips!
This is all about the Sugar Plum. Even the kisses
matched.

The Washi Tape from Affectionately Yours is the
perfect accent for this box. How cute are these
clear tiny treat boxes.
If you haven't begun to get your Valentine's Day crafting underway, there is only a few weeks away before the big day. As a teacher, Valentine's Day is a big deal. We always make these woven heart baskets that students tape to the side of their desks. Then everyone puts Valentine treats in them. My students are always excited to get mine. 

I hope you have enjoyed my projects. Leave a comment and share. I'd love to here from you. Be sure to check back for next Monday's class. You'll be in time for Lift me up Bundle.

Happy Stampin',
Mary Blocher
The Power Huff Stamper

Friday, January 13, 2017

Oh So Succulent
Oh So Sweet


Hi Everyone,

I just finished a card for a card swap with other Stampin' Up! demonstrators. The Oh So Succulent Bundle is "Oh so sweet". The color scheme of the designer series paper is wonderful. It is so easy to mix and match the Designer series paper to create beautiful projects. 



I was inspired for this card with the soft colors of the DSP. I used Sweet Sugarplum ink on my white background and flower. The Blushing Bride sequin trim is perfect for this card as well. It adds enough sparkle, but not too much. Leave a comment and share if you'd like. I'd love to hear from you.

Other supplies:
For more inspiration with the Oh So Succulent stamp set and coordinating products, check out Pinterest for other stampers' creations. There is also a wonderful kit that Stampin' Up! showcases in this year's Occasion Catalog. Check it out.

Vertical Garden Kit
A perfect Inspiration for Succulents and Home Decor

Holly, from the home office shares this wonderful decor kit

There are so many wonderful things regarding the ever popular succulents that I can't even get enough of. Be sure to get yours today so you can begin creating wonderful projects this spring.

Happy Stampin',
Mary Blocher
The Power Huff Stamper

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

It's a Paper Pumpkin Sale-A-Bration
Get your 3 month pre-paid subscription for a discounted price


During Sale-A-Bration, January 4-March 31st, you can purchase a Paper Pumpkin, 3 month prepaid subscription for just $55.00. That saves you $2.00 each month and you earn a free Sale-A-Bration item and, you get 2 "Loyalty Bucks" from me. 


Wanting to get your 3 month prepaid subscription and get your free Sale-a-Bration item instantly? Simply click here to shop on-line and get your order started. Use this month's hostess code (96GETZYH) for your chance at being this month's mystery hostess.You are on your way to 3 months of fun. By subscribing you also earn 2 "Loyalty Bucks" from me.

Want to see More Paper Pumpkin projects? Simply visit Paper Pumpkin on Pinterest.

Here are a couple of my favorite kits

Another Great Year Kit
December 2016
Something Good to Eat Kit
September 2016
What a Gem Kit
July 2016
  • “$55 for a 3-month Paper Pumpkin subscription AND a FREE Sale-A-Bration item? Yes, please!” I'm happy to help if you have any questions or need help signing up.

Happy Stampin',
Mary Blocher
The Power Huff Stamper

Monday, January 9, 2017

Sale-a-Brate with Hey Chick
and More

It was fun having an open house to celebrate the newly released Occasions Catalog by Stampin' Up! January-March is the greatest because we can Sale-a-Brate with lots of rewards with Stampin' Up's annual Sale-A-Bration. I wanted to share a couple of projects I had as make-n-takes. It's great to be able to see the new products up close and have a chance to "play" with them.

Sale-a-Bration's "Hey Chick"


Nothing is cuter than this awesome Hey Chick stamp set. The chickens all have such fun personalities, especially this hen. I also love the Stitched Shapes Framelits. The oval has so much more interest when you use them.

Supplies  for this project:

  • Calypso Coral Cardstock & Marker
  • So Saffron Cardstock & Marker
  • Crushed Curry Baker's Twine
  • Archival Black pad
  • Woodgrain Embossing Folder
  • Stitched Shapes Framelits 

No Special Occasion Needed to Love
the Occasions Catalog


When I first saw the Cupcakes and Carousels suite, I wasn't really in awe over it. Once I got it and saw the Designer Series Stack, I was hooked. One thing I really like is Vintage things. My 19 year old daughter, Julianne is really into shopping at antique and vintage shops. This suite lends itself to that feel. The Cupcakes and Carousels card stock pack is great. The colors tie in so well with the DSP paper, so you don't have to try and find papers to match. It's already done for you.

Supplies for this project:

  • Cupcakes and Carousels Card stock pack
  • Carousel Birthday Stamp set
  • Cupcakes and Carousels DSP stack
  • Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set
  • Bermuda Bay Ink
  • Very Vanilla Card Stock
  • Bermuda Bay Card Stock
  • Calypso Coral Ink
  • Bermuda Bay Sequin trim

If you like the Cupcakes and Carousels suite, you definitely want to order it. Get the Stamp set, DSP stack, the embellishment kit and you earn a free Sale-a-Bration item. Of course I suggest picking the Hey Chick stamp set.  Remember if you do order on-line, use the hostess code #96GETZYH

Any time you order from me, remember you earn "Loyalty Bucks". For every $25.00 you spend you earn 1 "Loyalty Buck". Collect 20 and you choose $30.00 of free product as my gift. Check out my specials at my website for more details about "Loyalty Bucks" as well as classes and events.

I hope you enjoyed your time here. Be sure to share and leave comments. I love to hear from you.

Happy Stampin',
Mary Blocher
The Power Huff Stamper


Friday, January 6, 2017

The Occasions Catalog 
and Sale-A-Bration Rewards have Arrived
Find out all the ways you can earn rewards

I so look forward to this time of year when the Occasions Catalog is released by Stampin' Up! It' January and the weather is so cold, and yes, we had a white Christmas this year. Not very usual for us in the Pacific Northwest. The Occasions Catalog is filled with all the wonderful things that the next many months have to offer. Occasions such as Birthday, Valentines, Easter, and spring. There's even a little summer thrown in.

One of my favorite products in the catalog is the Water Color Pencils that coordinate with Stampin' Up! color groups. I love to do watercolor techniques with blender pens, aqua painters, and watercolor paper. 
Item #141709
These are high quality, smooth color pencils. The pencils are acid free, lignin free as well. I will be hosting a Watercolor Wow class on Thursday, January 19th at 6:00pm in my workshop room. For more information go to my website. All the details are fees are listed. Here are the colors detailed.

Check out a great video by Stampin' Up! Featuring the Watercolor pencils 


Get your Sale-A-Bration Rewards
January 4th-March 31st 
The best part of Sale-A-Bration is the different ways you can earn rewards. You can shop, host, and/or join. For every $50.00 you spend, you earn a free Sale-A-Bration item from the mini catalog. This is a wonderful reward because when you spend, you receive my "Loyalty Bucks". It's like a 2 for 1 special. Use the January Hostess code 96GETZYH when ordering for your chance to earn even more hostess rewards. If chosen as mystery hostess, you earn $20.00 in hostess dollars.

When you host during Sale-A-Bration, not only can you earn Sale-A-Bration items, you also receive more in hostess dollars. Check out the chart to see that you can earn $25.00 more in hostess rewards.


It is also the perfect time to join Stampin' Up! When you join during Sale-A-Bration, you can become a demonstrator for just $99 USD/$135 CAD and choose TWO additional stamp sets for your Starter Kit—any stamp set, any price! (Excludes Sale-A-Bration sets and bundles.) Plus, the kit ships for free! WOW! I'm happy to help you with any questions you might have, but wow this is great. There are a couple of stamp sets I've been waiting on. This is perfect!

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One thing that Stampin' Up! does is to coordinate Sale-A-Bration items to compliment the Occasions Catalog. My favorite Watercolor pencils work wonderfully with the Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper you can earn free. 


If you haven't seen the Occasions or Sale-A-Bration catalogs and would like them, simply contact me and I will be happy to send them out to you. 

Happy Stampin',

Mary Blocher
The Power Huff Stamper

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