Showing posts from January, 2017
Stampin' Up! Beautiful You is Beautiful!
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 blockto 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.

If you like theBeautiful You stamp set, you definitely want to or…
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 setis so much fun! The font affects create almost a vintage feel. Don't miss the Cupcakes & Carousels Embellishment Kiteither. 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.

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…
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 theLift 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.

If you like theLift me Up bundle, you definitely want to order it. Get the Stamp set, and Thinlitsand 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…
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.

The Water-coloring Essentials
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 item. Of course I suggest picking the Inside the Lines DSP.  
Remember if you do order on-line, use…
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.

If you like the Lift me Up bundle, you definitely want to order it. Get the Stamp set, and Thinlitsand 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 a…
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.

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. 

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's Stampin' Class It's all About Love
Sealed With Love I recently used the Sealed with Love bundlefor theBlogging 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. 

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
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: Garden Green Card stock and InkSo Saffron CardtockGorgeous Grunge Stamp setOh So Succulent Stamp setWhisper White CardstockLots of Labels FramelitsPearls 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! showcase…
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
“$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…
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 & MarkerSo Saffron Cardstock & MarkerCrushed Curry Baker's TwineArchival Black padWoodgrain Embossing FolderStitched Shapes Framelits 
No Special Occasion Needed to Love the Occasions Catalog

When I first saw the Cupcakes and Carousels suit…
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.  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…