Monday, February 25, 2019

Make it on Monday
Butterfly Beauty Thinlit Dies


Hi Everyone,
Thanks for stopping in today. I'm glad you decided to be part of my blogging day. I am sharing some of the wonderful products in the Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog that are available through June 3rd. One of the most stunning products is the Butterfly Beauty Thinlit dies that coordinate with the Beauty Abounds Stamp set that I shared in a recent post. These butterfly dies are incredible!!! I'm sharing three projects from some great demonstrators who participated in a recent swap with me.


This fun card was created by Deb Babcock. She used the bundle in her project. I really like that she used the Gingham Gala DSP stack as well. Deb focused on Lemon Lime Twist to have this project pop.


I really like this design created by Lynne Ward Wallace. Look closely, can you see that Lynne also used the Gingham Gala DSP stack as well? She used the Grapefruit Grove gingham and die cut the butterflies. Then she layered with Basic Gray. I really like the tones used for this project.


If you have visited my blog in the past, you know I love when things are monochromatic (one color theme). This project created by Cathy Bartlett is stunning! I love how she created her background with the Beauty Abounds Stamp set. Cathy used Calypso Coral and Grapefruit Grove together for this card. 

Beauty Abounds Cling Bundle


I hope you enjoyed these projects today. I think this is one of the best products ever! The possibilities are endless with Butterfly Beauty Thinlits die set

There are a couple of great ways to earn free Sale-A-Bration products going on right now. You earn free Sale-A-Bration products when you order pre-paid Paper Pumpkin kits and the Sale-A-Bration promotion. The Beauty Abounds Bundle qualifies for a free Sale-A-Bration product. If you would like to purchase, simply visit my online store. Click on either picture for more details



Thanks so much for stopping by on this Monday. I hope you share and follow my blog. It's a pleasure stamping with you.

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 February hostess code #H2SRMD34 when placing your order. You can also earn free Sale-A-Bration items with a minimum $50 order. It's a Win/Win! 

If you place a $150 order, don't use the hostess code. You qualify for your own hostess benefits. You also earn free Sale-A-Bration products. 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, February 22, 2019

Finding Inspiration Friday
Painted Seasons Sale-A-Bration

Hi Everyone,
Welcome to my Finding Inspiration Friday Post. Today I'm excited to share a couple of projects I've created with the new Painted Seasons Sale-A-Bration Bundle by Stampin' Up! 
This is a wonderful level 2 Sale-A-Bration product item and can only be earned with a $100 stamp order.

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The Painted Season Stamp set and designer series paper was created for all seasons so that you would have the versatility throughout the year.


For my first project, I decided to do quick and simple stamping. This card only has one stamped image with a little sponging. The beautiful DSP is the star of this card. Call Me Clover Cardstock coordinates perfectly with the greenery in the paper. 


The punch you are seeing is the upcoming Story Label Punch available on March 1st to customers. Anyone who is a demonstrator or joins during February can pre-order this punch and other coordinated products for Sale-A-Bration. I recently shared a post about these products. 


Okay, I just love designer series paper. I love to mix and match and allow the DSP to be the star of the show. If you've seen my posts, you know I love my DSP! For this project, I used the Painted Seasons Stamp set and then I used the coordinating Painted Seasons framelits (available March 1st or pre-order for demonstrators or anyone who joins). Grapefruit Grove and Balmy Blue are 2 great colors together.


If you look closely, you can see how much detail is on the flowers. These are the distinctive line of stamps where the images really look real by how much detail is added. These stamps create stunning flowers! 


Sale-A-Bration is in full swing now with the 2nd release of free product. There are so many wonderful items to choose from with a minimum order. You can check out all the Sale-A-Bration items at my online store.

Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing in my inspiration. I hope I have inspired you to stamp and create fun projects. 

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 February hostess code #H2SRMD34 when placing your order. You can also earn free Sale-A-Bration items with a minimum $50 order. It's a Win/Win! 

If you place a $150 order, don't use the hostess code. You qualify for your own hostess benefits. You also earn free Sale-A-Bration products. 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

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

What a Wow Wednesday
Beauty Abounds + Butterflies

Hi Everyone,
Thanks so much for stopping by today. We are still have lots of snow out here in the Pacific Northwest, but that just means more stamping! Today I wanted to continue to share some wonderful projects using the products from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog that runs through May. There are so many fantastic products and it seems not enough time to share them all. I have some great samples to share with you created by some wonderful stamping friends. 


This beautiful card was created by Vikki Beck. Vikki creates wonderful projects every time she participates in my swaps. This card was created using Highland Heather Cardstock and inks. She also paired a bit of Gorgeous Grape as well. Notice the embossed part of her card? That was created using the Big Shot Embossing Mats and Butterfly Beauty Thinlits Dies. The butterfly accents are also from the thinlits dies. 


This is a special fold card. Many call this the Z-Fold. I just love the colors that were chosen for this project. I also love the little surprise when you open up the card. 


This project was created by Donna Ross. I love the monochromatic theme of this card. Donna used Thick White Cardstock and the Layered Leaves Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. Donna also used the Layering Circles Framelits and the Butterfly Beauty Thinlits Dies as well for that gorgeous butterfly. A bit of Daffodil Delight Double Stitched Ribbon adds that extra touch.


There really is something special about the color choices being used for these projects. This project created by Lorrie Skinner focused on how well Highland Heather and Basic Black go together. The result is a striking project! She also paired the Gala Gingham DSP to this card. 

The Beauty Abound Stamp set is wonderful and paired with the Butterfly Beauty Thinlits Dies is enough to qualify for a free Level One Sale-A-Bration product.

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 February hostess code #H2SRMD34 when placing your order. You can also earn free Sale-A-Bration items with a minimum $50 order. It's a Win/Win! 

If you place a $150 order, don't use the hostess code. You qualify for your own hostess benefits. You also earn free Sale-A-Bration products. 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, February 18, 2019

What to Share Monday?
 Why not Join Stampin' Up!


Hi Everyone,
I hope you are ready to join me on my Stampin' UP! journey. I just realized that now is the best time to join Stampin' Up! Right now, during Sale-A-Bration, the rewards and options are fantastic. Today I want to share with you some great reasons to join.
  • This is $50 more in free products than usual. During Sale-A-Bration, you can choose $50 more in your starter kit. That's a WOW for sure! There also is a special option to chose the exclusive Craft & Carry Tote (valued at $50) as part of your starter kit.
  • New Products that Coordinate with Sale-a-Bration Items. On March 1, Stampin’ Up! will roll out several products for purchase that coordinate with the Sale-a-Bration items you already love. Between now and then, Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators can purchase these new items (AND can add these items to their Starter Kit when joining). That’s incredible!
Here is a little bit more information about these items.

Craft and Carry Tote

The Craft & Carry Tote features a canvas bag with two carrying straps that make it easy to pack supplies to your events. The tote includes interior repositionable inserts so you can rearrange carrying space to accommodate all your favorite products. This is perfect for crafting getaways and more!


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New Sale-a-Bration Coordination Items


Stampin’ Up! is introducing six incredible items that coordinate with the Sale-a-Bration products you’ve already earned (or plan to earn). These items are available for customers to purchase starting March 1st. Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators can buy them now. Anyone who wants to sign up can add these fantastic items to their Starter Kit. How fun!
These three sets of dies coordinate with stamp sets from the initial release of Sale-a-Bration products:
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Call me Cupcake Framelits  #150072, $27
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Hop Around Framelits #150073, $27
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Lilly Framelits #150071, $27
These items coordinate with just about anything:
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Story Label Punch, #150076, $18
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More Than Words Photopolymer Stamp Set, #150076, $17
This set of Framelits coordinates with the Painted Seasons from the February 15th Sale-a-Bration release:
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Four Seasons Framelit Dies, #150074, $28

How exciting are these?! As a reminder, these items will be offered to customers on 
March 1st. Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators and anyone wishing to build a Starter Kit can purchase these items today through February 28th.

Here is a just a recap for the joining options. Sale-A-Bration is the most wonderful time to join. I would love to have you as part of my PowerHuff Stamping Team. If you are local or far, I hope to build a wonderful relationship with you whether you just want the 20% or more discount each time you buy, or want to get more involved and build a business. I'm here for you.

Here is a recap on the options to join
 There are two options for the Starter Kit during Sale-a-Bration:
  • OPTION 1. Get $175 worth of Stampin’ Up! product (your choice of product) for just $99. That’s $50 more than the standard Starter Kit amount.
  • OPTION 2. Get $175 worth of Stampin’ Up! product (your choice of product) and the exclusive Craft & Carry Tote (valued at $50) for just $129. That’s $50 more than the standard Starter Kit amount AND a $20 savings on the tote. Here’s a video from Stampin’ Up! to show you how handy this amazing tote is:

Here’s a little bit more – both Starter Kit options are sent with FREE SHIPPING. Along with your purchase of a Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit, you:
  • You will earn a 20% discount on all purchases immediately after joining (and for as long as you are an active demonstrator). What an awesome benefit! Earn an ongoing 20% discount on your purchases (possibly more).
  • Have access to products and events before they are available to customers.
  • Have access to amazing community of kind stampers with daily inspiration.
  • If local, pay no fees on stamp classes. If far, participate in my coaching sessions.
  • have no obligation to ever sell or share with anyone (although it makes you really cool if you do) and no obligation to buy another thing if you don’t want to. Stampin' Up! has no rules about how long you have to be a demonstrator. Of course, you will want to keep the perks!
If you have thought about joining and want to be a part of an amazing online community of stampers, please email me today. I’d love to answer your questions or set up a time to chat with you.
If you are ready to purchase the Starter Kit and join our incredible community of stampers, CLICK HERE.
Happy Stampin' 
Mary Blocher
The PowerHuff Stamper




Saturday, February 16, 2019

Something to Stamp Saturday
Freshly Made Sketch Challenge

HI Everyone,
Welcome to my Stamp Something Saturday post. It's that time again to be inspired by a sketch challenge. This time from Freshly Made Sketches #375 by Cecile. Here is what she has to say. "Hello everyone! C├ęcile here. I have a freshly made sketch for you and I hope you'll like it. Remember, the most important thing is to have fun, so don't let those triangles scare you, and feel free to use any shape instead. I just can't wait to see what you'll come up with"!
I was happy when she said that you  could use any shapes. I first tried to design with creating triangles, but it wasn't working out, so I switched to the Stitched Rectangle Framelits by Stampin' Up! and it turned out great.


The stamp set is the Hello Cupcake free Sale-A-Bration set. I earned it free with a $50 order. It is such a cute stamp set! Another fantastic thing is that from March 1st - 31st, you can purchase a coordinating product called, Call Me Cupcake Thinlits die set.

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These new thinlit dies will help you create so many fantastic projects. I used the dies in my project. No "fussy" cutting on this card. It was so fun creating my project for the FMS#375 design challenge. You can see more projects end even submit your own. 

There are so many wonderful Sale-A-Bration products to earn! Phase 2 has begun as well which means you have more Sale-A-Bration products to pick from. Be sure to check out all the free choices. Not sure what to order to qualify for your free Sale-A-Bration item? Simply check out these products chosen for you for a quick and easy order. 

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 February hostess code #H2SRMD34 when placing your order. You can also earn free Sale-A-Bration items with a minimum $50 order. It's a Win/Win! 

If you place a $150 order, don't use the hostess code. You qualify for your own hostess benefits. You also earn free Sale-A-Bration products. 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, February 15, 2019

Finding Inspiration Friday
Sale-A-Bration Part 2

Hi Everyone,
Welcome to my Finding Inspiration Friday blog post. I am so excited that today marks the 2nd phase of Sale-A-Bration by Stampin' Up! From February 15th to March 31st, you can  earn free Sale-A-Bration products, but now even more. 3 new choices have been added to the Sale-A-Bration Collection. If you didn't think that Sale-A-Bration could get any better, it just did!


There are 2 new free products available for the $50 minimum order threshold. There is a stamp set and a dynamic textured impressions embossing folder.


The All Adorned Stamp set is a wonderful 8 piece photopolymer stamp set that can be used for many occasions. There are many techniques you can do with this set as well. 



The Country Floral Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder is awesome! the floral pattern is beautiful.

There is one bundle that is available for the $100 threshold. it is the Painted Seasons Bundle. It comes with a beautiful Painted Seasons Stamp Set and a coordinating 12" x 12" Designer Series paper pack. This bundle was designed with the four seasons in mind. You can use these throughout the year. Here is a look at this fantastic Bundle.


There are so many reasons to be inspired by the wonderful stamping products that you earn for free! I know that this 2nd phase of Sale-A-Bration will spark your creativity too. Be sure to check back for more projects inspired by these new products. 

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 February hostess code #H2SRMD34 when placing your order. You can also earn free Sale-A-Bration items with a minimum $50 order. It's a Win/Win! 

If you place a $150 order, don't use the hostess code. You qualify for your own hostess benefits. You also earn free Sale-A-Bration products. 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








Wednesday, February 13, 2019

What to Share Wednesday
Lasting Lilly Sale-A-Bration


Hi Everyone,
Welcome to my Wednesday blog post. I really wanted to take some time to think about winter coming to an end, but it seems to have other plans. We were hit with a huge snowstorm for a week. I ended up with over 20 inches of snow in my area in Washington State. When it was supposed to warm up for rain, it didn't and it just kept on going. We haven't had school yet this week. I work for our local school district. Kids are having fun, but now the school year gets longer. I guess that's okay since I've been crafting and having fun myself. The projects I'm sharing were created by some great stampers. They include Kathy Maurer, Lorrie Skinner, and Carolyn Dick.

This beautiful card was stamped by Carolyn Dick

Today I wanted to share all about the wonderful products of Sale-A-Bration. The Lasting Lilly free stamp set is wonderful and is yours with a $100 order. This set is perfect for many occasions and has sayings for those times of need. I recently hosted a swap and have several samples to share using this stamp set.


This card is beautiful. The Gorgeous Grape and Mossy Meadow inks really go well with each other. The saying was stamped with Night of Navy ink. This is very striking!


This project is also very nice! Grapefruit Grove and Night of Navy colors were combined with the Gala Gingham Designer Series Paper. Two ribbons were also used to add more texture to the project. I like how this project used both of the smaller lillies.

Something New to Coordinate on March 1st.

Coming March 1st, Stampin' Up! will be offering several framelit sets to coordinate with some of the free Sale-A-Bration products. Now you will  be able to create even more of a variety of great projects with these additional items. 

Look how incredible this project sample is using the new Lilly Framelits available between March 1st-31st. The framelits can be used to die cut the lillies and leaves. The saying was punched out using the new Story Label Punch available beginning March 1st. 

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These new products are fantastic and simply add great options for your stamping. Nobody likes to "Fussy cut" images and so get ready for some great products by Stampin' Up! 


I hope you are excited to see the other coordinating products coming available soon. If you haven't seen the Sale-A-Bration free products, don't miss 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 February hostess code #H2SRMD34 when placing your order. You can also earn free Sale-A-Bration items with a minimum $50 order. It's a Win/Win! 

If you place a $150 order, don't use the hostess code. You qualify for your own hostess benefits. You also earn free Sale-A-Bration products. 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








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