Monday, July 30, 2018

Make the Most of Monday
PP#403
Hi Everyone,
Thanks for stopping by today on this Marvelous Monday. It's quite hot, but my project with the cooling greens will hopefully Cool you down. Today I'm creating for the Paper Players design challenge. I wanted to create using the Rooted in Nature stamp set and the Nature's Poem Designer Series paper. 


Paper Player team member Claire created this sketch challenge. I really like the center focal point of this sketch. You can create your own design inspired by this sketch challenge too. 


You can see from my project that you don't have to design right down to the exact sketch layout. I decided to use my accent of ribbon behind the focal image. I hope you spend some time creating your own project or visit the Paper Player's blog post to see the other designs.

There is just 1 more day to get in on the DSP special as well as getting a free color collection of stamp pads. Simply click below for more information.

 

Where else can you get $125 of product for $99 and a 10 stamp pad collection free? Only Stampin' Up! offers the best joining promotion ever! I'm happy to assist you in signing up for this "no strings attached" offer.


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 my July Hostess Code #JB7GKWVE for your chance to win hostess rewards This chance ends at the end of the month. A minimum $25.00 qualifies you. 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 if you win the July Hostess. 


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. Now is Double Loyalty Bucks with every $25 spent. Be sure to comment and share this blog. I'd love to hear from you. 

Happy Stampin',
Mary Blocher
The Power Huff Stamper

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Stamp Something Saturday
CTS #282
Hi Everyone,
It's that time again for the CAS(E) this Sketch blog challenge.This week everyone is going to CASe Brian King. He was chosen with one of his projects as the sketch to CASe. This is a really great challenge because I love to mix and match designer series paper. The card below is the one that Brian created. Isn't it beautiful?

Painted Glass, Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

For my project today, I created a quick card during my weekly stamping class that I think fits this challenge perfectly. I used the Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper as the focal point for my card. I cut a piece of 5" x 3 3/4" DSP in half and used the back side as the top and the floral for the bottom. Then the beautiful white ribbon creates that nice band across the middle. 


Although my project is a horizontal layout, it still follows the sketch of Brian's. I like the marble look of the backside of the floral pattern too. The saying and small floral stamp came from the Southern Serenade Stamp set in the Annual Catalog.


Thanks for stopping in today. There are many more projects that you can see for this challenge at the Case This Sketch Blog post. Maybe you want to give this sketch a try. Simply CASe Brian's layout and share.

There are just a couple of days to get in on the DSP special as well as getting a free color collection of stamp pads. Simply click below for more information.

 


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 my July Hostess Code #JB7GKWVE for your chance to win hostess rewards This chance ends at the end of the month. A minimum $25.00 qualifies you. 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 if you win the July Hostess. 



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. Now is Double Loyalty Bucks with every $25 spent. Be sure to comment and share this blog. I'd love to hear from you. 

Happy Stampin'
Mary Blocher

Friday, July 27, 2018

Finding Inspiration Friday
A Look to the Past
Hi Everyone,
I'm so glad you stopped in today. I wanted to share with you my inspiration today with antique greeting card postcards. My daughter and I love to go to antique shops. I have been collecting very old greeting postcards for all occasions. Because I hand make cards, I was inspired to give the antique cards new life. The cards I have are from the 1890s to 1920s. Here are a couple of my projects I created using Stampin' Up! card stock and accessories with the postcards.


This Birthday Greetings postcard was mailed in 1907 to someone in Minnesota. It is amazing how well Stampin' Up! colors can coordinate with the beautiful postcards. For this card, I used Shaded Spruce cardstock with Poppy Parade. I added a lacy detail on the base of the card using the Touches of Textures Stamp set. The 1/2" Lace Trim and Artisan Pearl Embellishments really add to the vintage feel.


With these postcards, I'm amazed at the embossed textures as well as the gold accents throughout. This card is in such great condition and has a bit of wear which adds to the wonderful vintage feel of the project. 


I absolutely loved creating this project! I used Cherry Cobbler Cardstock with Garden Green and Very Vanilla Cardstocks. For more texture, I used the Holly Embossing Folder as well as the Stitched Shapes Framelits. This original postcard is from 1911. I cut along the edge of the leaves and poinsettias. 


Up close you can really see how deep the embossed details are on the postcard. The colors are so rich and coordinate perfectly with Stampin' Up! colors. I accented the center of the flowers with pearls and a greeting from Nature Sings Stamp set

Thank you so much for stopping in. I have really been inspired with the antique postcards and the history behind them. Again, I'm impressed with the Stampin' Up! colors. They are so rich and of high quality. 

If you are inspired by the wonderful colors, you still have a few days to get 10 free Stampin' Up! stamp pads by ordering your starter kit. It's wonderful working with Stampin' Up! colors. They match and coordinate with designer series papers and embellishments. Click below for more details. I'm happy to assist 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 my July Hostess Code #JB7GKWVE for your chance to win hostess rewards This chance ends at the end of the month. A minimum $25.00 qualifies you. 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 if you win the July Hostess. 


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. Now is Double Loyalty Bucks with every $25 spent. Be sure to comment and share this blog. I'd love to hear from you. 

Happy Stampin'

Mary Blocher
The Power Huff Stamper






Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Wonderful Wednesday
Stamp of the Month
Hi Everyone,
Thanks for joining me today. I am taking today off of sharing my Weekly Wednesday stamp class because I wanted to be sure to let you know about the Stamp of the Month for August. It is the wonderful stamp set called Country Road. Today I am sharing the projects that you will be making if you register for Stamp of the Month. Country Road is a wonderful stamp set. It can be for all occasions too. 
Country Road Clear-Mount Stamp Set
When you participate in Stamp of the Month, you will receive the selected stamp set and supplies to create 3 projects. I have an In-Class workshop for my local stampers, but will also package your set and supplies with a PDF tutorial for $34.95. 



Be sure to read all about Stamp of the Month with all of the details on how to register for the Country Road Stamp of the Month class. I hope you are inspired to create with this stamp set. There are so many possibilities. 

Thanks so much for stopping in. I hope you come back to visit another time to see what else is happening in my stamping world. Time is running out to get in on the DSP special as well as getting a free color collection of stamp pads. Simply click below for more information.

 


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 my July Hostess Code #JB7GKWVE for your chance to win hostess rewards This chance ends at the end of the month. A minimum $25.00 qualifies you. 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 if you win the July Hostess. 


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. Now is Double Loyalty Bucks with every $25 spent. Be sure to comment and share this blog. I'd love to hear from you. 

Happy Stampin'

Mary Blocher
The Power Huff Stamper





Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Time to Stamp Tuesday
GDP #148
Hi Everyone,

Welcome to another Time to Stamp Tuesday. Today it's all about CASEing. What is that? Well when you find a beautiful project like the ones Connie Collins creates, you simply want to use her project as your own. Maybe keeping just the way she completed it, or adding your own touches. Each week the Global Design Team puts out a challenge for stampers to participate in.


For my project I wanted to carry on with the wonderful berry colors of Connie's card as well as continue to highlight the beautiful Share What you Love Specialty Designer Series Paper. This DSP is so wonderful with the metallic highlights that it has. Below is the card that Connie created that we are challenged to CASE.

Another feature of my project is the pretty tag with the "Thank You" greeting. This tag is from the Share What you Love Embellishment kit. It is a wonderful kit filled with all kinds of goodies for your cards. I've also included a few pearls from the Artisan Pearls that coordinate with this suite.


I had a lot of fun designing my project inspired this week by Connie Collins. Take some time to create a project yourself. Be sure to check out the other designs at the GDP#148 blog sketch challenge 


Thanks again for stopping by. Follow along with me with my blog by subscribing. I'd love to get to know you. There is still time to get in on the DSP special as well as getting a free color collection of stamp pads. Simply click below for more information.

 


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 my July Hostess Code #JB7GKWVE for your chance to win hostess rewards This chance ends at the end of the month. A minimum $25.00 qualifies you. 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 if you win the July Hostess. 


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. Now is Double Loyalty Bucks with every $25 spent. Be sure to comment and share this blog. I'd love to hear from you. 

Happy Stampin'

Mary Blocher
The Power Huff Stamper
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Monday, July 23, 2018

Memories & More Mondays
Continuing with Memory and More
Cards and Envelopes
Hi Everyone,
Welcome to Memories & More Monday. Today I wanted to continue sharing about the Memories & More cards as well as the Note Cards and Envelopes newly available in the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog. I shared a couple of my cards in my blog last Monday, but I wanted to share a few more. The couple of projects from last Monday were for my Weekly Wednesday class. The stampers really loved being able to design their own projects using the Memories & More Cards. I created a few more myself and wanted to share.


This beautiful card was made using the 4" x 6" pre-printed cards and the adhesive elements. The Large Memories & More Note Cards & Envelopes are perfect size for this. I used one of the full cards as the first layer of the card. I then cut a small striped strip off another for the accent. The "always on my mind" saying was die cut from a card using the Layering Oval Framelits. I really like the adhesive elements. I added color to the flower, heart, and leaves using Stampin' Write Markers. To top it off, I added the Artisan Pearls for the center of the flower and a few more to pull in the green a bit more. 


This card is all about my favorite season. We have had some really hot weather, but I'm glad to say that the last few days have been a bit cooler. Just like the beginning of fall. This was made using the Color Theory card collection and the small Memories & More Note Cards & Envelopes. These smaller cards can be created so quickly. I used the Layering Circle Framelits to die cut the saying and scalloped layer. Simply add ribbon and bling and it's beautiful!


I think this card is my favorite. This was made using the Petal Passion Card Pack. I simply layered on card then a strip of another. Then I punched out the floral circle and cut out a flower from other cards. Finally I cut out the sentiment from a card. Again the Artisan Pearls created the center of the flower. 


There are so many ways to incorporate the Memories & More Card Packs in your stamping. Whether it's memory keeping or cardmaking, the possibilities are endless. I especially like that Stampin' Up! now has the coordinating Note Cards and envelopes perfectly sized for the cards.

Thanks so much for stopping in. I hope you come back to visit another time to see what else is happening in my stamping world. There is still time to get in on the DSP special as well as getting a free color collection of stamp pads. Simply click below for more information.

 


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 my July Hostess Code #JB7GKWVE for your chance to win hostess rewards This chance ends at the end of the month. A minimum $25.00 qualifies you. 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 if you win the July Hostess. 


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. Now is Double Loyalty Bucks with every $25 spent. Be sure to comment and share this blog. I'd love to hear from you. 

Happy Stampin'

Mary Blocher
The Power Huff Stamper





Saturday, July 21, 2018

Something to Stamp Saturday
CTS#281

Hi Everyone,
Thanks for stopping in today for a look at my project for the CTS Blog Sketch challenge for this week. I really like the simple layout for this one. For my project, I used the Abstract Impression Stamp set. The sentiment is perfect and the 2-step flowers are so cute!


I used Call me Clover and Pineapple Punch Cardstock for my project. The flowers were stamped in Pineapple Punch and Crushed Curry ink. 


The inside of the card is just as important, so I stamped my gratitude and another flower inside. The rhinestones add that bit of sparkle to top it all off. Be sure to go to the CTS Website to see the other entries for this week. You too can create your own project and submit it too. 

Thanks for stopping in today for my Something to Stamp Saturday blog. There is still time to get in on theDSP special as well as getting a free color collection of stamp pads. Simply click below for more information. 



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 my July Hostess Code #JB7GKWVE for your chance to win hostess rewards This chance ends at the end of the month. A minimum $25.00 qualifies you. 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 if you win the July Hostess. 


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. Now is Double Loyalty Bucks with every $25 spent. Be sure to comment and share this blog. I'd love to hear from you. You can subscribe at the top of my blog. 

Happy Stampin'
Mary Blocher



Friday, July 20, 2018

Finding Inspiration Friday
Dandelion Wishes

Hi Everyone,
Welcome to my Finding Inspiration Friday. I hope you are inspired with the world around you. Today I wanted to share what caused my inspiration. I have to say that I can't stand all the dandelions in my yard. My whole front and back yards are all pretty much dandelions. It's the only thing growing in this hot dry weather. With that, how is it that I love the Dandelion Wishes stamp set in the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog? This is such a wonderful stamp set. I recently featured this as my July Stamp of the Month. 



This card uses Poppy Parade a color that has returned this year. I layered it with So Saffron with a strip of Garden Impressions DSP. That added strip gives the card more interest. The green in it also works with the Artisan Pearls.


For my second card, I paired Fresh Fig with Crushed Curry. The Berry Burst ribbon goes really well too. The silver edge goes great with the Rhinestones in the center of the Dandelions. 

I was mowing the lawn earlier and wanted to get a picture of my cat, who was sleeping in the middle of the lawn hidden in the dandelions, but when I ran in to get my camera, she got up and followed me. So I missed out on a great picture. 
Dandelion Wishes Clear-Mount Stamp Set
As you can see, it's very difficult to not like this stamp set. The sayings are wonderful. I really like the font used for them. I wanted to share a couple other projects that I have from other demonstrators who also were inspired by this stamp set.

Janice Weightman created this fun card using Granny Apple Green

I really liked this project. The white really stands out.
I don't have a name to give credit to on this one.

Well I hope you are inspired to get into your stamps, ink, and paper. Thanks so much for stopping in.

There is still time to get in on theDSP special as well as getting a free color collection of stamp pads. Simply click below for more information. 


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 my July Hostess Code #JB7GKWVE for your chance to win hostess rewards This chance ends at the end of the month. A minimum $25.00 qualifies you. 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 if you win the July Hostess. 


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. Now is Double Loyalty Bucks with every $25 spent. Be sure to comment and share this blog. I'd love to hear from you. 

Happy Stampin'

Mary Blocher
The Power Huff Stamper

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