Showing posts from October, 2017
A Spooky Day With Treats

Hi Everyone,
First of all, Happy Halloween. I just love today! It is my favorite time of year and it tops off with trick or treats tonight. My daughter helped me prepare treats for my coworkers. I work at an elementary school as well as the district offices, so I have lots of treats I need to make. What is so cool is that making 50 treat tubes and over 40 treat bags, it only took about 1 1/2 hours. Thank goodness for Designer series paper and punches!

How much fun was that? Just a little effort will make someone's day, so be sure to treat someone today. I hope your Halloween is a fun day.
Happy Stampin'
Mary Blocher The Power Huff Stamper
Happy Haunts to All

Hi Everyone,
Well it's just about that spooky night. I wanted to take a minute to share some of the fun Halloween cards I received from other demonstrators in a swap I recently hosted. If you have visited my blogs the past several Mondays, you have seen the set samplers I've shared and will continue to share on Mondays. Be sure to comment and share my blog. I love to chat. The first card above was created by Susan Schultz. She used the Spooky Night DSP as her focal point.

These cards are so much fun! They will be perfect to share with friends tomorrow. Also, many of the cards highlighted the Labels to Love Stamp set. This is a great all seasons set that can be used for so many different occasions. 

I hope these cards have inspired you to give the treat of handmade cards tomorrow. 
If you are in need of any products or want to place an order be sure to use my October Hostess Code #CDDRQGYB for your chance to win hostess rewards. There is just one more day to …
Stampin' Blends by Stampin' Up!

Hi Everyone,

It's so exciting to know that the new Stampin' Blends will be release in just 5 days to the world! I just used the Blends in my weekly stamping class and wanted to share our projects. What I love about the Stampin' Blends is that they color so smoothly on cardstock and blending is a snap.

The Color Me Happy stamp set is fantastic. The Color Me Happy Coordinating kit is even more fantastic! There are 16 project, 4 of each and they are so cute. I know that 5 days away seems like forever, but count down to must have.

There are 26 Stampin’ Blends + 1 Color lifter to make your coloring come to life on your stamping projects. These fantastic alcohol markers are so wonderful to use. They glide over your paper and blend so nicely. To purchase the complete set with shipping and tax costs $145.00. That doesn’t even allow you to earn hostess benefits because a minimum party is $150.00 before shipping and tax.
Do I have a fantastic cl…
One Sheet Wonder 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper

Hi Everyone,
Well my recent Weekly Wednesday Class was a lot of fun! I decided to do a 6 x 6 piece of Designer Series Paper, DSP, to do a "One Sheet Wonder" class. Doing the smaller size allowed me to keep the class to just 2 hours. If I tried to do the 12 x 12 DSP One Sheet Wonder, it can take many hours because you make up to 12 projects. My projects you see above were inspired my Demonstrator Megan Daves. She had a 6 x 6 One Sheet Wonder, and I decided to C.A.S.E hers. The small 3 x 3 in my projects was an extra project because the small piece of DSP was considered a scrap.

I really liked Megan's layouts from this a couple of years ago. For my class, I decided to use the Birthday Blooms stamp set and Tranquil Tide as my color story. 

For this class, I used the Fresh Florals DSP stack. I used the Tranquil Tide sheets and allowed my customers to choose whichever design they liked best. Then for added texture, I used the Layere…
Painted Harvest Perfection

Hi Everyone,
I was walking through the garden at the school I work part-time at and was amazed by the sunflowers still standing tall. It is amazing at how many different types of sunflowers there are too. The Painted Harvest Bundle in the Holiday Catalog by Stampin' Up! is more than fantastic! The texture and dimension that you get when you use this 2-step stamping system is wonderful! Put it all together with the Painted Autumn DSP and you have WOW! projects. Today I am sharing some projects from other demonstrators that joined together in a swap. You might host your own swap with some friends too. It's great to get other ideas from stampers. I hope you enjoy the projects. Be sure to comment and share. I love to chat.

I have to say that I understand why this bundle is so popular. Every project is wonderful and you can combine so many color combinations to create fantastic and realistic flowers. The Painted Autumn DSP is part of the October DSP Sale,…
Stamp of the Month
Hi Everyone,

It's time to get that inspiration for the holiday with the Oh What Fun Stamp of the Month. This is such a fun stamp of the month special holiday projects. With just 1 sheet of Designer Series Paper and your stamp set, we will create 6 fun projects with several gift giving packages. I am CASing Chic-n-Scratch's class from a couple of years ago. I just love all of the wonderful sayings for cards, tags, and more in the Oh What Fun stamp set.
To participate in the Stamp of the Month, you will need to contact me at to reserve your space by November 5th. I will send a PayPal invoice, or make arrangements for another method of payment. 
The in-class workshop to complete these fun projects is on Sunday, November 12th. If you are not local or able to attend the in-class workshop, that's fine. I will package all of your supplies, stamp set, and a PDF tutorial on how to complete each project.

I hope that your holiday spirit is mak…
Finding Inspiration Friday 2 Cute Cards

Hi Everyone,
Today, I wanted to take a minute and share with you an easy way to create cards and be inspired. I was so inspired by the Real Red holiday card I made. I had done this for a Saturday Stamper group. This card is a bit Stepped up, so when I had a home party to prep for, I really liked this card, but I wanted the novice stamper to have a more simple project, but still be a Wow!

For my card that I created for the home party, there is just one stamp to stamp from the Christmas Pines Stamp set. The Merry Music DSP is my all time favorite! There are 24 sheets of wonderful sheet music in white and black sheets. Using the DSP is so easy for new stampers. It adds great texture without needing a Big Shot. I did have my sample of the red card at the home party and the next person to host would be able to have a class where we use the Big Shot for the next project. Added WOW products were the black rhinestones and the Quilted Christmas 1/4" …
Wickedly Fun Wednesday Season to Sparkle

Hi Everyone,
It is such a fun day today to talk about the upcoming wicked time of Halloween. It's one of my favorite times of year. The Season to Sparkle Bundle is so perfect for that creepy haunted house, but also perfect for Christmas and don't forget Valentines. I love when Stampin' Up! designs sets that can be used for many occasions. Today is all about the boo, so I have a couple of wickedly fun cards to share.

These 2 cards I received from a swap are so great! I can't tell you how much I love them both. The black and white is so bold and the silver foil sheetis fantastic on the orange card.

I hope you have enjoyed these projects as much as I have. I can't wait to send off my Halloween cards to friends and families. I also have some treat bags to fill for people I work with. Comment and share because I love to chat.

If you are in need of any products or want to place an order be sure to use my October Hostess Code #CDDRQG…
Pick A Pumpkin Bundle
Stampin' Up!

Hi Everyone,
Well out here in the Pacific Northwest, the fall has arrived with a wet and windy time. It looks like later this week we are expecting our first fall wind and rain storm. This could mean we lose power, but I won't worry about that yet.
Today I wanted to share some card samples with you using the Pick a Pumpkin Bundle in the Holiday Catalog by Stampin' Up! The card above was created by my friend, Jessica, when we had a shoe-box swap. This is a fun time with friends to get together and create cards that we each designed. I hope you like the samples I am showing. Be sure to share this blog and follow too. I try and share lots of creative stamping projects.

I just love all the dies for this Pick a Pumpkin stamp set! The stamps are wonderful, but when you use the die to cut out the elements and add to a project, it takes it to WOW! I really like the holiday card and the Winter Wonder Embossing Folder. I wouldn't have thought to…