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)