Monday, December 3, 2018

Making it Monday
PP#421

Hi Everyone,

I'm finally back to share some wonderful holiday projects. It's that hustle and bustle time of year and getting my Christmas cards done and sent out is top priority. Today I wanted to share my project for the Paper Players Theme Challenge #421. The theme is that "It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas".

For my project, I used two of my favorite colors, Granny Apple Green and Poppy Parade. I used Stampin' Blends to color my flowers. The stamp set is called Blended Seasons. I love the picture in this theme challenge. It reminded me of another snow village I saw.


I thought this display was such a cute idea using a cake stand to transform it into a winter scene. You can catch the flower in the upper right hand corner. That was the inspiration for my project today. 


I hope you have enjoyed your visit. It's nice to chat, so leave a comment or share. You can also see the other cards entered for this challenge at the Paper Players Blog. why not create your own project to enter? It's a lot of fun.

If you are in need of any products you can place an order online. I appreciate you choosing me as your demonstrator. Be sure to use the December hostess code #MCUXFCMT.  If you place a $150 order, don't use the hostess code. You qualify for your own hostess benefits. Please do not mark "No Contact" when you order. I won't be able to contact you to award you with Loyalty Bucks or prizes.


Remember that when you order on-line, you can earn "Loyalty Bucks". For every $25.00 you order, you receive 1 loyalty bucks. Collect 20 loyalty bucks and you receive $30.00 free merchandise. Be sure to comment and share this blog. I'd love to hear from you. 

Happy Stampin',
Mary Blocher

The PowerHuff Stamper

Friday, November 9, 2018

Finding Inspiration Thursday

Hi Everyone,

Stampin' Up!'s Online Extravaganza has become a tradition this time of year. While you are starting up your Holiday shopping, be sure to treat yourself to a couple of things you'll love from Stampin' Up!'s online store
This year's sale is a little different. Rather than have a short list of products on sale for the week, the sale is divided into three categories - and each 10% off sale runs for 2 days. Each category includes loads of products from Stampin' Up!'s 2018 Annual Catalog - there are SO MANY ways to save big during this Online Extravaganza. Woo hoo!
10% off of an order over $69.50 is, effectively, free shipping. You like free shipping, right? What a great incentive to place an order at (or about) $70 during each two-day sale.
Today's post shows the sale categories and how the sale will be broken down. In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I'm going to take you through each of the 2-day sales and offer some suggestions for products you might like to purchase. You're welcome.

November 22-24: Paper & Embellishments

Between November 23 and 24, you can click on the image above to see all of qualifying items in my online store. Sale items include many items from Stampin' Up!'s 2018 Annual Catalog (with a few exclusions). Here are some of the products that are included in this sale:
  • Cardstock
  • Designer Series Paper
  • Specialty Papers
  • Ribbons
  • Twine
  • Cards and Envelopes
  • Brads
  • Buttons
  • Embossing material
  • Glitter
  • Bags
  • Tags
  • Washi Tape
I always love to place a cardstock order so I can replenish my cardstock rack - and I always use it, so it's a great investment. I plan to also replenish my Designer Series Paper stash and envelopes. What a great opportunity to earn an additional discount on the products I already need!
Ordering Deadline - November 24, 11:50 PM (MT)

November 25–26: Stamps & Kits

Between November 25 and 26, you can click on the image above to see all of qualifying items in my online store. Sale items include many items from Stampin' Up!'s 2018 Annual Catalog (with a few exclusions). Here are some of the products that are included in this sale:
  • Stamp sets (clear-mount, wood-mount, and photopolymer)
  • Project kits
  • Card kits
  • Kit refills
  • Memories & More
  • Punch box kits
Go ahead and make your list - but please understand that there are some low-inventory items or already-discounted items that are excluded from this sale. Make your list and check back on the 25th.
Ordering Deadlines - November 26, 11:50 PM (MT)

November 27–28: Tools & Ink

Between November 27 and 28, you can click on the image above to see all of qualifying items in my online store. Sale items include many items from Stampin' Up!'s 2018 Annual Catalog (with a few exclusions). Here are some of the products that are included in this sale:
  • Adhesives
  • Framelits and Thinlits
  • Punches
  • Ink Pads & Reinkers
  • Stamp Blocks
  • Markers
  • Cleaners
  • Cutting tools
  • Embossing folders
  • Scoring Tools
I keep a small stockpile of adhesives in my stash, so it's always a good day when those go on sale. Stock up - you know you are going to use them. I also love that Dies and Punches are on sale during these two days! You should know, ahead of time, that the Big Shot and Stamparatus are excluded from this sale, but it doesn't mean you shouldn't treat yourself to one this week. 🙂
Ordering Deadlines - November 28, 11:50 PM (MT)

How to Prepare for the Online Extravaganza

Here's what you need to do today (or after turkey tomorrow) to prepare for this big sales event:
  • Reintroduce yourself to your 2018 Annual Catalog.
  • Define the staples you need to restock (cardstock, ink, Stampin' Blends, adhesives).
  • Identify stamp sets and dies and punches you may have overlooked or not yet purchased.
  • Make a list. Make a really long list. Include things you are on-the-fence about. 🙂
  • On each of the sale days, click on the banner above to see the sale items in my online store.
  • Place an order on any (OR ALL) days. For orders under $150, please include the following MysteryHost Code: F3N7K94H. If you want to take advantage of more than one sale, you'll have to place more than one order (and I'm OK with that). ❤ One lucky winner will get all the hostess benefits.
Once the sale kicks off, click on the image below to see the sale items in my online store:


I hope you're as excited about this sale as I am! This is going to be fun!
Thanks for stopping by today.
Mary Blocher
The PowerHuff Stamper

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

What's Up Wednesday
Card Sketch Challenge + Prize Patrol

Hi Everyone,
Thanks for stopping in. It's the perfect time because I'm sharing my love for sketch challenges. I have one for you today with a prize patrol. I reached back into the Freshly Made Sketches archives and found this sketch to put out as a challenge. I have a couple of projects to share with you that follow this sketch layout and want to see your wonderful creations. Enter my sketch challenge and be entered in to win the prize patrol. The winner will receive the new Pick your Tool from Stampin' Up!

Take Your Pick



Here are a few cards to get you inspired to enter




There are so many possibilities with this sketch. I hope you want to participate. I'd love to see what you create. Now for the details.

  • Create a project using the sketch as your inspiration
  • Project does not have to be all Stampin' Up! products
  • Be sure to send me your project uploaded through email at lennyandmary1@msn.com
  • Deadline for entries is Wednesday, November 28th, by 8:00pm (PST)
  • Winner will be announced Friday, November 30th. all entries will be posted on my blog
  • The winner will receive the new Pick your Tool by Stampin' Up! free
Well thanks again for stopping in. I'm so excited to see what you all create for this challenge. You may also like to take  part in my 12 Days of Stamping Giveaways as well. Be sure to check that out.
If you are in need of any products you can place an order online. I appreciate you choosing me as your demonstrator. Be sure to use the November hostess code #UX7EWQG2. This code is not the same for the 12 Days of Stamping Giveaways. If you place a $150 order, don't use the hostess code. You qualify for your own hostess benefits. Please do not mark "No Contact" when you order. I won't be able to contact you to award you with Loyalty Bucks or prizes.


Remember that when you order on-line, you can earn "Loyalty Bucks". For every $25.00 you order, you receive 1 loyalty bucks. Collect 20 loyalty bucks and you receive $30.00 free merchandise. Be sure to comment and share this blog. I'd love to hear from you. 

Happy Stampin',
Mary Blocher

The PowerHuff Stamper





Monday, November 5, 2018

Make it on Monday
Timeless Tidings Class

Hi Everyone,
I'm so excited to share an upcoming specialty class that I am hosting on Wednesday, November 28th called the Timeless Tidings's Specialty Class. In this class, participants will receive the wonderful Timeless Tidings kit and complete their projects using my stamp set, inks, and additional accessories.

This is a wonderful and elegant kit for the holiday and you can create 5 cards each of 4 designs. These cards have a vintage rich feel to them. This kit has just come back into stock, so don't miss out on ordering your own. If local, register for my class on my website. Check out the project kit more closely with this video.



There are so many reasons to get excited for the holidays. Creating your Timeless Tidings kit will give you 20 holiday cards in no time. There is also the Snowflake Showcase promotion and my 12 Days of Stamping Giveaways, so be sure to check out previous posts. 



If you are in need of any products you can place an order online. I appreciate you choosing me as your demonstrator. Be sure to use the November hostess code #UX7EWQG2. This code is not the same for the 12 Days of Stamping Giveaways. If you place a $150 order, don't use the hostess code. You qualify for your own hostess benefits. Please do not mark "No Contact" when you order. I won't be able to contact you to award you with Loyalty Bucks or prizes.


Remember that when you order on-line, you can earn "Loyalty Bucks". For every $25.00 you order, you receive 1 loyalty bucks. Collect 20 loyalty bucks and you receive $30.00 free merchandise. Be sure to comment and share this blog. I'd love to hear from you. 

Happy Stampin',
Mary Blocher
The PowerHuff Stamper

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Something to Stamp Saturday
Case This Sketch Challenge #296

Hi Everyone,
I love when Saturday comes around and it's the perfect time to join in on another wonderful sketch challenge. My daughter went to college this fall and is now part of the Tri-Delta Chapter. I wanted a fun way to say congratulations and the Happiness Surrounds limited edition stamp set is perfect for this. The CTS sktech challenges are always great to enter. I love the clean and simple focus of this new challenge.

For my project, I used the Notecards & Envelopes which I have been going crazy over. They are the perfect size for a quick hello, birthday, and congratulations. I always suggest these to my customers.



The colors for my project are Granny Apple Green and Rich Razzleberry. These two colors are the perfect pop! I love the pretty die cut flowers too. I used the Snowflake Trinket Thinlit Dies. This is part of the Snowflake Showcase Limited edition products available now until supplies last. These products are amazing!

Thanks so much for stopping in. I hope I've inspired you to create some wonderful projects using your Stampin' Up! supplies. You can even pop over the the CTS#296 post to see other entries or even post your own entry. It's so fun to create using a sketch challenge. You can focus on your stamp set and let your creativity flow. 

Be sure to check out the current Stampin' Up! promotions as well as my 12 Days of Stamping Giveaway promotion.


Thanks again for stopping in. I hope you have a fabulous rest of the weekend full of crafting. Let me know if you need a catalog or want to get the upcoming Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalog when they become available.

Happy Stampin',
Mary Blocher
The PowerHuff Stamper

Friday, November 2, 2018

Finding Inspiration Friday
Snow is Glistening

Hi Everyone,
Welcome to my Finding Inspiration Friday. I have been so excited about the new Snow is Glistening Stamp set and Snowfall Thinlits as part of the limited edition promotion by Stampin' Up! These products are available November 1st through the end of the month while supplies last. I used Flirty Flamingo and Poppy Parade for my project. The Tufted Embossing Folder really makes the card stand out. 


This wonderful set comes with many snowflakes and sayings. The trend this year, from what I hear, is that pink is the color of Christmas this year. As you can see, the snowflakes are in a circular or wreath pattern. I did this using the Stamparatus.


I used the largest square in the Layering Squares Framelits to cut our the off set square template. Then the cardstock piece to stamp is the same size as the layering square. I stamped each of the large snowflake at the point of each corner of the square. Then I set the small snowflake between the large snowflakes. I rotated the cardstock 90 degrees each time. 


You can see all the amazing limited products by clicking on the image above. There are several coordinating products to choose from. Here are a few more samples and a video for more details.





I hope you are inspired to create your own holiday projects. Now is the perfect time to get started. By entering my 12 Days of Stamping Giveaways, you can win wonderful stamp sets and more. 


If you are in need of any products you can place an order online. I appreciate you choosing me as your demonstrator. Be sure to use the November hostess code #UX7EWQG2. This code is not the same for the 12 Days of Stamping Giveaways. If you place a $150 order, don't use the hostess code. You qualify for your own hostess benefits. Please do not mark "No Contact" when you order. I won't be able to contact you to award you with Loyalty Bucks or prizes.


Remember that when you order on-line, you can earn "Loyalty Bucks". For every $25.00 you order, you receive 1 loyalty bucks. Collect 20 loyalty bucks and you receive $30.00 free merchandise. Be sure to comment and share this blog. I'd love to hear from you. 

Happy Stampin',
Mary Blocher
The PowerHuff Stamper

Thursday, November 1, 2018



Hi Everyone,

Welcome to a new and wonderful Blogging Friends Blog Hop. We are refreshed and beginning a wonderful journey. We are Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from all over and love to create projects each month with a theme. This month, It's all about the holidays. I love the thought of the chilly days with hot cocoa and a fire while I get to watch maybe a bit of snow falling. 

For my projects today, I wanted to highlight some wonderful new products available beginning today through the month of November while supplies last. They are limited edition Stampin' Up! products. It is called the Snowflake Showcase. This showcase features several new stamping products for your holiday needs and more.



Both of my projects today use the Whisper White Note cards and envelopes. I really like the note cards size for these 2 cards. I wanted to do one full of winter fun and the other in the cool colors of our Pacific Northwest mild winters. Both projects use the upcoming stamp sets and dies. 



I used Coastal Cabana ink and card stock for this project. The tree and Joy are both stamped on the new Velveteen Card Stock. I think the Snow fall thinlits behind the tree is fantastic. Silver Metallic Pearls are the center of the snowflakes. It reminds me of cut out cookies at Christmas. 



I shared this project earlier in the week, but I wanted to include it today. 3 of my favorite colors during the fall to winter season are Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, and Crushed Curry. These colors compliment each other so well. I stamped the "hello Friend" and the leaves on the Velveteen Card stock. Once I die-cut the leaves, I dragged them across the stamp pad to give the leaves some different tones of the color. You can check out all the new products below.

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Thanks so much for visiting our Blogging Friends Blog hop today. I hope you find lots of inspiration for creating your holiday projects. You can continue on to each blog by clicking below. 

Happy Stampin',
Mary Blocher
The PowerHuff Stamper



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