Monday, August 14, 2017

Stampin' Up! Daisy Delight Bundle
Yes Please!

Hi Everyone,

There is nothing I like better than my wonderful Shasta Daisies out in my perennial garden. They grow so tall and are perfectly symmetrical. I wanted to highlight the fantastic Daisy Delight Bundle. This stamp set and punch make the most wonderful daisies. There is a coordinating designer series paper called Delightful Daisy. 


Combine these together for some WOW! I hope you enjoy the samples I'm sharing today. They were created by some wonderful demonstrators who joined in a swap together. Comment and share if you like what you see. I love to connect with you.

Lisa Schultz created this wonderful project.
She highlighted the coordinating DSP.

Gidget Joyal had fun with this pop of color.
I really like the 3 colors to make the daisy.

Wanda Dodds got really creative with
this project. The different perspectives
of the daisies are great!

One of my favorite looks is monochromatic
projects. Using the same color to make a
stunning project, Dorene Decibus created
this stunning card. The texture of the daisy
stamp is great.
Well this bundle is so perfect! As you see there are so many ways to combine colors and textures. There are so many ways to get creative. The Daisy Delight bundle can be found on page 127 in the Annual Catalog. Remember that when you purchase a bundle, there is a 10% discount. That's a win/win.

If you are in need of any products or want to place an order be sure to use my August Hostess Code #XBNNK7CN 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 August Hostess. 

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, August 11, 2017

Finding Inspiration Friday
Retiform Technique



Hi Everyone,

Well I wasn't sure if I would get this blog posted today. My blog site that I used was having trouble today posting pictures, so I couldn't get it finished until now. I surely have been inspired by the Retiform technique that is taking Pinterest by storm. I had stamping class on Wednesday, and these are my projects.

I was inspired by a card that Randi Collins posted
on Pinterest. What I liked was the monochromatic theme
of the card. I combined So Many Shells and High Tide
for my project. I choose Island Indigo for my color.

This project was inspired by Cherie Criswell. I used Always
Artichoke, Crushed Curry, and Calypso Coral inks. These
three are a great combination. I also used Butterfly Basics
stamp set.
Our final project during class was this one using Real Read
and Smoky Slate. I used the new Musical Seasons
stamp set that is coming out in the new holiday catalog.
This technique is super easy and you can't do it wrong. All you need is a piece of printing paper or thin paper to use as a border and a sponge. It's important to use a thin paper because when you stamp an image, it will stamp right up to the line. Often, when you use a piece of card stock, you get a gap. 


There are just a couple more weeks before the new Holiday Catalog makes it's debut. If you would like to get a copy, I'd be happy to send one out to you. Simply ask.

If you are in need of any products or want to place an order be sure to use my August Hostess Code #XBNNK7CN 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 August Hostess. 

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





Wednesday, August 9, 2017


It's Time for a Paper Pumpkin Perk During August!

Hi Everyone,

It's always wonderful when Stampin' Up! wants to spoil all crafters with specials. August is no different. Between August 11th and September 10th, new Paper Pumpkin Subscribers get their first kit at 50% off. This is a reason to celebrate. You will receive the wonderful Paper Pumpkin kit filled with an exclusive stamp set, inks, and enough supplies to create several wonderful projects designed for that kit.

Take a look at a few of my favorite Paper Pumpkin kits and projects

This is July 2017 and it's perfect for summer

A cute variation of the kit

Another fun project

This is from the June Paper Pumpkin kit. How
fun for the summer months!
May's kit was Sprinkled with Love. Here is
another idea using your stamp set and altering
the project.
Even if you are an avid stamper, you can be a Paper Pumpkin subscriber too. It's so fun getting that wonderful box in the mail filled with a stamping surprise. Paper Pumpkin also makes a great gift for family and friends. 


I hope you enjoyed getting to know a little about Paper Pumpkin. Now it's time for you to get in the fun.

If you are in need of any products or want to place an order be sure to use my August Hostess Code #XBNNK7CN 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 August Hostess. 

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, August 1, 2017

Blogging Friends 
My Favorite Things


Hi Everyone,

Welcome to a warm and sunny Blogging Friends Blog Hop. We have been dry here in the Northwest for 41 days. Our record is 51 days. When people say it rains all the time in Seattle, Washington, they haven't experienced our summers. Anyway, welcome to our hop that shares our favorite Stampin' Up! products. It could be colors, stamp sets, and/or accessories. I hope you enjoy your time with us today.

One of my favorite things is to have a fun Stamp of the Month where friends can get together and focus on one stamp set and create many different projects with the featured set. In August, I am having the So Many Shells stamp set as the Stamp of the Month. I love the beauty of the 2-step shells in this set. It makes them so realistic. There are so many wonderful sayings as well. They are inspirational and that's perfect with this set. 


I wanted to share the featured cards that will be part of the Stamp of the Month in August. If you are interested in taking part, simply click on the Stamp of the Month at the top of my blog for more details. I hope you enjoy this stamp set as much as I do. 

These are the 3 projects I created for August Stamp of
the Month. 

I was inspired by Randi Collins and the Retiform
Technique that has become very popular. This is
done in Island Indigo.

I really love Old Olive and Blush Blossom really go
well together. 

I love using dots and splatter stamps to add great texture to
projects. I rarely stamp without them. In this project, I used
3 different dots found in stamp sets. Calypso Coral and
Soft Suede are the colors for this card. 
This is such a beautiful stamp set. Once I began creating projects, I just wanted to keep going. I think you can use this set with any of the Stampin' Up! colors as well. Well I hope you enjoyed your time with me today. Check out the Stamp of the Month page on my blog. If you like this stamp set, you don't want to miss taking part in this. 

August Brings on Rewards


If you shopped in July, you have those $5.00 bonus codes you can use during the month of August. It's so fun to be rewarded for doing your favorite thing, STAMPING! If you have seen all the wonderful projects created with the Carols of Christmas bundle, you will want to have your own. You can purchase this wonderful set during August. This is a month before the holiday catalog goes live.



I'm so glad you joined me today. Let me know what you think of my projects and share what you love. It's time to check out what the other blogger's favorite things are. Enjoy your time visiting the other great stampers. Simply click on the Icon to see what Danica has created.



Crystal Komara (Back next Month)


Monday, July 31, 2017

Stampin' Up! Lemon Zest Bundle
Yes Please!

Hi Everyone,

This week on sharing bundles from the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog. I wanted to focus on a bundle that has a coordinating punch. Bundles either have a framelit/thinlit die or punch. When purchased together, you get a 10% discount. That's great. Punches and dies make your projects so easy to create and also give a more high quality look to your project. Today I wanted to share samples from other demonstrators who participated in a bundle swap with me. Samples today come from the Lemon Zest Bundle. This is the perfect season for this bundle too. Enjoy.

Mary Lou Nelson combined this bundle with
 the Color Theory DSP Stack. Lemon Lime
Twist new In-Color is perfect.

Margaret Hall created this wonderful
card. I love her color choices. You can visit
for supplies at MargaretsStampinStudio.com
Mary Lou Nelson puts a bit of WOW in this
Project. Combining Embossing Folders and other
framelits it has great dimension.

Here is the surprise inside. The saying is unveiled as you open
the card. I love it!

Here is a project that I made using Peek-a-Boo Peach and
Wild Wasabi. The new Ombre Ribbon is great!
As you can see, this is a fun bundle to craft with. It's the perfect fit for the long days of summer with swimming, picnicking, and BBQ. Check back again for more bundle sharing. Today is the last day for Bonus Days coupons as well as my July Hostess code. 

If you are in need of any products or want to place an order be sure to use my July Hostess Code #PYGBXUJK 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 July Hostess. 

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, July 28, 2017

Finding Inspiration Friday
Stampin' Up! Colorful Seasons 
Baby Wipe Technique



Hi Everyone,

It's another wonderful Friday in the Pacific Northwest. We are getting closer to our record without rain. I'm praying for all the areas suffering from fires and hoping all are safe. It seems a perfect time go think about the cold and snow.

I am so inspired today by the baby wipe technique that seems to be making it's way to stampers. I love techniques that can give your stamping projects such a WOW! Today I am using the Colorful Seasons Stamp set and Seasonal Layers Thinlits. These two can be purchased as a bundle at a 10% discount. Who doesn't love savings right?


There are so many creative things you can create with this bundle. There is also Designer Series Paper (DSP) that coordinate creating a great suite of products. I love that it carries you through all seasons, which makes this bundle a great buy. Here is a great video to share about the Color Theory Suite.


Back to my inspiration for today. To create projects doing the baby wipe technique, you simply need a large clear block, a couple or few reinkers, and baby wipes. Take a look at how I did these cards.

Gather a large clear block, baby wipes and reinkers. For my
projects, I used Smoky Slate, Marina Mist, and Pacific Point.

Fold the baby wipe and lay it onto the clear block. Drop several
drops of ink from each refill.

Pat stamp several times into the ink.

Stamp onto your cardstock. Behold the beautiful stamped
image. You can stamp many, many times.

Play around with different combinations to see what
beautiful images you can make.
For my projects, I used Thick White Cardstock and the Color Theory DSP Stack. For the die cut snowflakes, I used the Color Theory DSP.

The Glittered Enamel Dots are fantastic!

Using the Color Theory DSP on the die cut snowflakes make a
great look.

If you have liked my inspiration today, I would love to see what you come up with trying this technique. Comment and share any thoughts or ideas you have about color combinations or inspiration.

You can have more stamping inspiration with the Stamp of the Month club. August features the So Many Shells Stamp set. Check it out. The deadline to register is August 5th.


It's almost over! time is running out to earn Bonus Days $5.00 coupons for every $50.00 you order. For the month of July, Stampin' Up! is rewarding customers with coupons to redeem in August. What a win/win for you. You get great products and coupons for free products later. If you are in need of any products or want to place an order be sure to use my July Hostess Code #PYGBXUJK 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 July Hostess. 

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

Thursday, July 27, 2017

The Paper Players Design Challenge


Hi Everyone,

I decided to try my hand at joining in on the Paper Players Design Challenge for this week. I put out my own design challenge from time to time, so I thought I should participate in one myself. I decided to include a project with Washi Tape. I love the versatility of it and the great texture it gives to your projects. 


Check out the great projects submitted to the Paper Players Blog. Maybe you could create your own projects using the template too.

Time is running out to earn Bonus Days $5.00 coupons for every $50.00 you order. For the month of July, Stampin' Up! is rewarding customers with coupons to redeem in August. What a win/win for you. You get great products and coupons for free products later. If you are in need of any products or want to place an order be sure to use my July Hostess Code #PYGBXUJK 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 July Hostess. 

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


Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Craft Room Tour

The messy before picture
Hi Everyone,

Recently I posted a blog about my stamping workshop room was under reorganization by my daughter's command. Well it is finished (for the most part) and I wanted to share how things turned out. It is simply part of my usual summer. I work in education and have about a month off in the summer. I clean out and reorganize places in my home that get cluttered and messy during the year when we are all so busy. My stamp room is no exception. Keeping up with my stamping classes while I work full time can make it hard to keep things organized. 

I hope you enjoy the tour of my craft room. I have had this room for close to 20 years. My husband and his brother converted our garage so we could move the laundry room, work room, and computer down here as well. I hope you enjoy.

My Stamping Workshop Room


Well there it is. I have to say that the best part of my room is the stamping counter with the drawers. This was in the dining area in my house as a built in desk and storage space. I really love how this is the center of my prep area. Stamp sets are at the touch of my fingers as well as my other supplies. 

I hope you enjoyed your tour of my stamping space today. A designated space for stamping really helps. My space is large because I have classes, but if you are a stamper (not a demonstrator), how do you organize your Stampin' Up! or other stamping products? When I first started, I had some storage containers that I would bring out onto the dining room table to craft.



Thanks for stopping by today. I wanted to share a link with you today. If you liked the magnetic storage holders for your thinlit dies, they are called Kompac Storage cases. They are $7.99 for a pack of 3. I just love this as my storage. I can see clearly which thinlit set is there. 

Have you taken advantage of the Bonus Days special?


Now is the perfect time to earn Bonus Days $5.00 coupons for every $50.00 you order. For the month of July, Stampin' Up! is rewarding customers with coupons to redeem in August. What a win/win for you. You get great products and coupons for free products later. If you are in need of any products or want to place an order be sure to use my July Hostess Code #PYGBXUJK 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 July Hostess. 

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, July 25, 2017

Stamp of the Month
So Many Shells in August


Hi Everyone,

Well it's here. Another Stamp of the Month opportunity. I love being able to feature a stamp set that I love. It's fun to challenge yourself with a stamp set and see how many ways you can use it. For August, I am featuring the So Many Shells stamp set. These shells look so real when you do the 2-step stamping with them. You can use so many colors and the shells look great! The other part of this set that I love is the inspirational sayings that are included. We all need times to be lifted up and know we are supported. This set is perfect for this. 

Participating in the Stamp of the Month is great because you receive the stamp set and supplies to create 3 wonderful projects. If local, we get together and stamp, but if you are not local, no worries. I will send you the things you need to complete your projects. You will need to supply ink and adhesives. This month is special because the stamp set costs $26.00, so you are getting it without shipping and tax and all 3 projects only cost $2.00. Wow, that is great!

Take a closer look at the projects included in the Stamp of the Month.




I hope you like the projects I created. To get more details on the Stamp of the Month, simply click the link at the top of my blog or wherever you see Stamp of the Month. Comment and share my post today. I love to chat with other stampers.

If you are in need of any products or want to place an order be sure to use my July Hostess Code #PYGBXUJK 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 July Hostess. 

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