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





Sunday, May 21, 2017

Stamp Set of the Month Club
So Many Shells - August
Do you find yourself short on time, lacking on creativity, or knowing what to do for that much needed card? Here is the answer. 


Each month, club members receive a wonderful Stampin’ Up! stamp set and all the paper supplies and embellishments needed to make three exclusive cards with envelopes for just $34.95(including shipping). If local, the cost is $28.00. Everything is pre-cut and neatly packaged, Directions and photos of the projects are included. Club members out of area, need to provide inks and adhesives. 



There is no continued commitment to take part in the Stamp Set of the Month Club. You can choose to participate each month or skip if you want. Stamp Set of the Month also qualifies for "Loyalty Bucks", so you can earn bucks each time you take part. Collect 20 Loyalty Bucks and receive any products up to $30.00 in the current catalogs. 
Here are the details:
  • Sign up and pay by the 5th of the month
Email me at lennyandmary1@msn.com
Once you have ordered, you will receive an invoice at the first of each month. You can continue to order or simply e-mail me to skip.
  • How to Pay
You will receive a PayPal invoice at the first of each month for $34.95. Payment is due upon receipt, but I will accept payment until no later than the 5th of the month. You do not need a PayPal account to pay. It is a safe and secure way to pay. (Local stampers can make other arrangements)
  • Information needed
Please send me you name, address, how many months you would like to sign up for, as well as the email address you want the PayPal invoice to be sent to.
  • Mailing
I will mail the club boxes by the 15th of the month. Once your club box is in the mail, you will receive an email with a tracking number and expected delivery date.


  •  You can always order other supplies
You can order any supplies you may need in my online store at http://www.maryblocher.stampiup.net. Members can also email me at lennyandnary1@msn.com to order.

  • Ordering a different set
Email me at lennyandmary1@msn.com with the substitution of you choice (up to $21) by the first of the month. You will still receive the supplies to make the featured cards.
  • You can order just the cards sets and directions
If you would like to order just the card sets and directions, it is $14.95 per month. (No "Loyalty Bucks" with this option.)
  • Ordering extra card sets
If you would like to receive extra cards, please include that in your email. Additional card packages are two dollars each.
  • Cancel at any time
You may cancel at any time. Once a payment is received, however, it cannot be refunded. This is because I order the paper supplies and cut them up, making them unusable for other projects. Thank you for understanding!
  • This is a product based class
The Stamp of the Month Club is, instead, a product based class by mail. Members sign up by email and pay first. I then put the class together and mail it out. It is no different than a product based class held in my own home. 


Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Can't Get Enough Eastern Palace
Premier

Eastern Palace Premier Bundle
The Eastern Palace Premier Bundle includes so many things
plus some free things too! This is one option available.
Hi Everyone,

Well if you haven't gotten your Eastern Palace Premier products, you still have a couple of weeks to get them. I created lots of projects for the On-Stage event that was going on in April. I really liked using the vinyl medallion stickers. They are awesome! One of the projects I made that I really liked was my gift box. I was able to show that the sticky side is silver. It's perfect for the clear boxes. 


Another project I created was a gift card holder. I used the Vinyl Medallion stickers,card stock, and designer series paper from the collection.

This looks like a standard card, but wait.

One part folds down to show a surprise.

The another lift and the greeting appears.
I really did enjoy using these products to create for the On-Stage event. The best thing about this current promotion is that you can get new Thick Vanilla Card stock and envelopes free. These are included in the Premier bundle. The Starter bundle also has free product. You will get the new Vanilla Note cards and Envelopes. I love the note cards and envelopes. There are 20 in a package. Click to check out the 2 promotions available

I found a wonderful video that shows you all the ways you can use the Medallion Thinlits. I'm so excited to get using mine. I didn't have these for the On-Stage event, so I didn't know there were even thinlits. Boy oh Boy! These are fabulous!


Okay, now I know you love this premier promotion as much as I do. 


If you are wanting to place an order for either bundle of the Eastern Palace Suite, 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




Monday, May 15, 2017

2017-2018 Product Shares
&
In-Color Club




Hi Everyone,

With the new 2017-2018 Annual catalog, it's time to get all the wonderful new things at great savings. What makes it great? Well you don't have to empty your pocket book at one time. You have an opportunity to join in a couple of product shares with others and pay either a smaller amount over time, or simply get a sampling of things before deciding what you want to purchase in the future. Here are the details.

$30.00 each month for 5 months

It's a New Stampin' Up! year. There are New In Colors, so that means it's time for the In Color Club.  This club will get you all the NEW In Color Products over the next five months so it is a little easier on your pocketbook than purchasing everything at once. 
If ordering these products on your own, it costs $185.00 after shipping and tax. By being in the club, you are spending a total of $150.00, getting $15.00 in hostess rewards and saving $35.00 in shipping and tax! WOW, that’s a savings.  (5 Members are needed to run the club)
The five NEW In Colors are: 

Berry BurstFresh FigLemon Lime TwistPowder Pink and Tranquil Tide.



Starting in June, In Color Club members make five monthly payments of $30.00 (these can be made via PayPal, credit card, cash and check (if local) and this includes the In-color products. Guess what? There is no charge for shipping or tax.
JOIN TODAY:  Send me an EMAIL at lennyandmary1@msn.com or you can connect with me at www.maryblocher.stampinup.net (5 members are needed to run the club)
Each month for five months (starting in June, 2017), you will receive the following products in ONE of the In-Colors (I.E. Berry Burst)

Classic Ink Pad (1 color each month)
Classic Ink Refill (1 color each month)
1 color package of In-color cardstock (1 color each month)
1 color set of sheets from the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack (8 ea)
1 color group of bitty bows (4 ea)
1 package of In-Color 1/2" Finely Woven Ribbon (1 roll each month)
Stampin' Write Markers (1 color marker each month)
By the end of October, you will have all the products in all five of the New 2017-2019 In ColorsYou will have been a hostess one of the months and have saved $35.00 in shipping and tax.
What are you waiting for? This is a fantastic deal! 

Designer Series Paper Share


Here are the details for my paper share:

I’m placing my share order early on June 1st. This way I can be sure to get all of the DSP packs and then have time to cut and bundle your paper and get it out to you within 2 weeks.  Shares are a great way to get a sampling of all of the new papers without having to buy full packs! If you were to purchase all of the 15 packages of DSP in the new catalog, it would cost you $198.00 with shipping and tax. This share is a fantastic way to sample all of the papers to decide on which ones you really want full packages of. 
New Designer Series Paper Share – $26.00 plus $6 for Priority Mail shipping (local stampers no shipping cost added)

You will receive different designs of 6×6 sheets from the following DSP packs (the number after the name indicates how many different 6×6 sheets of that paper pack you will receive):
  • Fresh Florals – 10
  • Whole Lot of Lovely – 6
  • Naturally Eclectic – 6
  • Coffee Break – 6
  • Pick a Pattern – 6
  • Be Merry – 6
  • Birthday Memories – 6
  • Delightful Daisy – 6
  • Eastern Palace Specialty – 5-6”x 6” sheets and 2-3”x 6” sheets of the specialty papers
  • Bundle of Love Specialty – 3
  • Foil Frenzy Specialty – 12
  • Just Add Color Specialty – 6
You will also receive one 6” x 6” sheet of each design from the following DSP Stacks (the number after the name indicates how many 6×6 sheets of that paper pack you will receive):
  • Petal Garden – 12
  • Color Theory – 12
  • Wood Textures – 12
In all, you’ll receive 116 - 6” x 6” sheets of designer paper and 2 - 3" x 6” specialty sheets of designer paper!

Double Designer Series Paper Share – $52 + $6 shipping
If you’d like double shares of the designer paper, that’s fine too.  I’ll cut the designer paper sheets into 6×12 so that you’ll be able to get 3 full A2 size card fronts from each sheet (except for the Petal Garden, Color Theory and Wood Textures DSP Stacks, you’ll get double sheets of those since they’re already pre-cut and the Eastern Palace Specialty papers, you’ll get two 6×6 sheets of the specialty designs).
Anyone is welcome to join in my share (please note, I can only ship to addresses within the US).  If you’d like to join, email the following information to lennyandmary1@msn.com: or contact me at www.maryblocher.stampinup.net.

  • Your first and last name
  • Whether you are ordering one set for $32.00, or a double set for $68.00 (including Priority Shipping (local stampers just cost of paper no shipping)
  • The email address that is connected to your PayPal account. I only accept PayPal for payment unless you are a local stamper with me. Then I can take cash or check.

The deadline to sign up for this first share is May 31st.
Va-Va-Vellum
Beautiful Projects



Hi Everyone,

If you saw my last Finding Friday Inspiration Post and video, you know that I am back to crafting with vellum. My weekly class this past Wednesday was all about vellum and all the wonderful things you can do with it. My advanced stampers brought a brand new stamper, so she was in for a challenge. Boy was she great. She kept right up and all her projects turned out great. We embossed the vellum both dry and wet. We colored the vellum and we punched out the vellum. I hope you enjoy the projects.

As you can see, when you run the vellum through the Big Shot
with an embossing folder, you get the vellum cracking white
which makes a great affect. We sponged the backside
with Peek-a-Boo Peach and Watermelon Wonder.

Okay, who doesn't love the Floral Boutique
Designer Series Paper? This rich Night of Navy
is so beautiful. The Remarkable You flower was
embossed with silver and then we water colored
the back with Night of Navy ink.

By water coloring, you can create flower that has
a lot of dimension. So beautiful!
As you know, I like to take inspiration from a lot of things. I also like to C.A.S.E from other stampers. I got a card from a swap a couple of years ago and I had an idea from the layout. I hope you enjoy.
The card on the right was created by Christy Tobin. I decided to
C.A.S.E. her layout and show you what I came up with.

This bright project uses the new In-Color Berry Burst Card
stock, ink, and ribbon. It also has been partially embossed
with the gently falling embossing folder.

At class, we created this flower using the Eastern Medallion
Thinlits. The saying is from the new Eastern Beauty Stamp set.
So cute!
Well these were our projects and congratulations to Linda for persevering. Her projects were great, and she was very proud of herself. So, if you haven't tried working with vellum before, now is your time. Take a chance. I bet you won't be disappointed. 

If you are in need of any products or want to place an order 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 only a few weeks left for all of the amazing products that are retiring to make way for the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog. Be sure to check them out before they are gone! I am happy to send you a new catalog if you'd like. Simply contact me. 
Remember that when you order on-line, you can earn "Loyalty Bucks". Be sure to comment and/or share this post. 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 12, 2017

 Friday Design Challenge
Water Color Wishes Giveaway


Hi Everyone,

Well the weather has turned chilly and rainy again. It's the perfect time to take out your paper and inks to get yourself crafting for another Friday Design Challenge & Giveaway. All you need to do is to create a project using the template as your guide. 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 May 24th 
I will collect samples and post all who have submitted on May 26th. Then a winner will be announced. The winner of this month's design challenge will win the Water Color Wishes all inclusive kit from the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog;

Win Me!

Kit Pour Cartes Pensées Au Pinceau (French)
All inclusive kit includes stamps, ink, and 20 projects
Here are a few projects to get your creativity going. 

I love LeeAnn's bold color choices. This rocks
Angela has a wonderful Mono cromatic color scheme. Love this
I hope these ideas inspire 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 May 24th. 

If you are in need of any products or want to place an order 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. Stampin' Up! has released their retiring list and things are going fast. 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


Monday, May 8, 2017

Gift Box with Cards
and Gift Tags



Hi Everyone,

I was so inspired by our nice spring weather, that I decided to pull out the wonderful Fresh Fruit Stamp set by Stampin' Up! to create these gift boxes with note cards and gift tags. Fresh Fruit is a retiring stamp set that is wonderful. The texture of the stamps really gives that sunkist summer look. I saw a similar set on Pinterest by Olga Cavanaugh. She used the Fruit Stand DSP and another fruit set too. You can find the dimensions on her blog. One of the things I really like are the note cards and envelopes. You get 20 pre-scored cards with the envelopes. I hope you like my version of this great project. Be sure to share or follow me to keep up with my posts.



Watermelon Wonder and Pear Pizzazz are perfect for strawberries.

I love the flowers in the Fresh Fruit set. Daffodil Delight
and Peek-a-Boo Peach are a great combo.

You can get some color affects by "kissing" or tapping into
another color after you've inked in a lighter color. This was done
with Pear Pizzazz and Tip Top Taupe.
 This set can make the perfect gift for a friend or simply keep for yourself when you need a card or tag. I also used a couple of stamps from different sets. "You are Remarkable" is from the Remarkable You Stamp set. The "For You" came from the Birthday Blooms Stamp set.

Pull out your stamp sets to get started on your gift box and note card set. There are just a few weeks left of being able to order the retiring products for the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog and the Occasions Catalog. There are many discounts on the retiring products, so don't miss out.

If you are in need of any products or want to place an order 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. Also, if your order is $150.00 or more, don't use the May Hostess Code. You will qualify for your own rewards. Stampin' Up! has released their retiring list and things are going fast. 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 5, 2017

Finding Inspiration Friday
Episode 1


 Hi Everyone, 

Welcome to my first Finding Inspiration Friday. I will post a blog and video on Fridays, but not every week. I'm excited to share my first project that was inspired by some vellum faith decals I bought. I haven't used my vellum in quite a while. One of the things I really like to do is to emboss on the vellum. I used clear embossing powder with a Versamark pad and the Pacific Point Classic Stamp pad. 


For this project, I used several sized papers, so let me list them for you, so that you can create a project like this one if you wish.

Supplies:
  • Base sized 4 1/4" X 11 1/2" folded in half
  • Pacific Point layer sized 5 1/4" X 4"
  • White and vellum overlay sized 3 1/4" X 5"
  • Inside sized 5 1/4" X 4"

To get a tutorial on this project, simply click on my video for details. I hope you enjoyed this project today. Share this with your friends and family who love to craft and need some inspiration.


This is the last month of being able to order the retiring products for the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog and the Occasions Catalog. There are many discounts on the retiring products, so don't miss out.

If you are in need of any products or want to place an order 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. Also, if your order is $150.00 or more, don't use the May Hostess Code. You will qualify for your own rewards. Stampin' Up! has released their retiring list and things are going fast. 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