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InKing Royalty Blog Hop - Let the Good Times Roll

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s April Blog Hop! This year’s hops are themed around some of our favorite songs. Today’s hop is pulls inspiration from B.B. King’s song “Let the Good Times Roll.” How fun is that?! We’ve created projects that either feature images with wheels (cards, wagons, bikes) or celebrate good times. We are excited to share our projects with you. After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

So welcome to a Whirlwind Wednesday my sweet dumplings, now it’s confession time. I’ve only ever been to New Orleans once and never during Mardi Gras, but it was exactly what first came to mind when I heard the theme of the Blog Hop. And while it might sort of dictate color choices if I chose to go that way, it didn’t give me an idea of what type of image. So I was at that “Oh what have I gotten myself into” stage I seem to always visit when I agree to be part of the team Blog Hop. Then the Miss Hammie in me said “Just do it your way” .  So to me this translates to “Let the Good Times Roll”.  Good times translate to lightheartedness and fun.  I’m really happy with it and I think that you’ll be as well.


I used a little bit of everything for this card. I used the stamp sets Bike Ride, and Yay You which are available now and Pick a Pennant which will be available on June 1st. The card base is Real Red cardstock that I layered with dsp from the Tutti-Frutti dsp pack. I stamped on Whisper White card that I brayered with Pool Party ink. I used an Old Olive Stampin’ Write marker to create a grassy field for the bike.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop,

. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

Miss Hammie aka Robbye

Thank you for hopping along with us. If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  3. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  4. Rachael Shedeed at Bluebonnet Stampin’
  5. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  6. Lisa Pretto at InkBig Academy Stamps
  7. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  8. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  9. Nina King at InkPaperSequins
  10. Candy Ford at StampCandy
  11. Imogene Thomas at
  12. Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts
  13. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  14. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  15. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  16. Deb Cozzone at Grand Central Stamping
  17. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp

Something Brand New

Hello my sweet dumplings and a Merry Monday to each and everyone.  As you all know I attended OnStage Atlanta last weekend and I was able to see and play with quite a few new coming in June Stampin’ Up products. What you may not know and not because I didn’t tell you, demonstrators like myself get to not only see products early we get to order products early.  The card I’m sharing today was made primarily with new products.  The sentiment is from the Detailed With Love stamp set that will be available on June 1st. I stamped it in Tranquil Tide ink.  The card base is from Tranquil Tide cardstock. Both of those the ink pad and the card stock are available now. However if you check the “Retiring Products List” you’ll see the Tranquil Tide ink pad, and reinker on the list. I’ll explain that at the end of this post. Now back to today’s card. I layered a piece of dsp from the Nature’s Poem dsp pack on to the card base.  The dsp is accented with a piece of  Grapefruit Grove twine from the Nature’s Twine pack which along with the dsp will also be available on June 1st. I cut out the sentiment using a die from the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies set. I cut out two additional ovals, one in Whisper White and the other in Tranquil Tide. The ovals were layered using snail. I adhered this to the dsp using dimensionals.  To add just a final embellishment I added two tiny pearls to the layer with the sentiment.  The pearls are from the Share What You Love Artisan Pearls pack, this will also be available on June 1st.


Now about the ink pad, I blogged on Saturday about the color revamp that Stampin’ Up did. What I may not have mentioned is that the design of our ink pads has changed. It’s the same width, but it’s a tad shorter and it opens like a compact. Also while the colors are the same a defoamer has been added to the ink to prevent that bubbling of the ink that sometimes happens. Stampin’ Up will continue to sell the old ink pads for a little while longer. However after I believe May 31st they poof gone away for good. So that’s why they’re on the Retiring Products List. Now Basic Black Archival and Basic Gray Archival are “really” Retiring, they’re gone bye bye and it’s not about the ink pad case.

You can access the Retiring Products List vía my Online Store link.

The 50% Off your first two Paper Pumpkin kits promotion is still in effect until May 10th. Do not miss this opportunity. Try Paper Pumpkin for two months and if you don’t like it you can call and cancel. Nothing beats two for the price of one but free and I tried to sell you free during Sale-a-Bration.

Well dumplings be sure to use the links below to access my Online Store and to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin. Be sure to come back on Wednesday when I’ll be participating in the InKing Royalty Blog Hop then on Thursday I’ll share a project created with another new product.

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Want to be the first to see and order new products? Want to enjoy the camaraderie of Stampin’ Up?  Ever thought about signing up as a demonstrator and ordering the Ultimate Bundle? There’s no time like the present to try it and if it’s not for you then you leave with $125.00, or more, of Stampin’ Up products and some lifelong friendships all for the bargain price of $99.00.

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Colors, Colors, Colors

Hello my sweet dumplings and I hope that you’re having a Sassy Saturday.  As you know I’ve been away for a bit due to a family commitment. However I am back and we’re going to have a quick conversation about what’s going on with Stampin’ Up color-wise.  Its really rather simple, Stampin’ Up has done a “Color Revamp”. Please note that I said “Revamp” not “Refresh”.  We will be saying Hello to new colors, goodbye to colors we’ve grown accustomed to and welcome back to some old favorites. So in a nut shell:

Retiring 2016 – 2018 InColors

  • Always Artichoke
  • Dapper Denim
  • Emerald Envy
  • Flirty Flamingo*
  • Peekaboo Peach
  • Sweet Sugar Plum

Retiring on May 31, 2018

  • Chocolate Chip
  • Elegant Eggplant
  • Island Indigo
  • Marina Mist
  • Perfect Plum
  • Pink Pirouette
  • Rose Red
  • Soft Sky
  • Tangerine Tango
  • Tempting Turquoise
  • Wild Wasabi
  • Wisteria Wonder

Returning Colors

  • Mossy Meadow
  • Poppy Parade
  • Flirty Flamingo
  • Coastal Cabana
  • Mint Macaron
  • Blackberry Bliss
 I can almost hear you Mint Macaron lovers screaming and stomping with happiness. That’s how Miss Hammie feels about the return of Blackberry Bliss. I’m beside myself with happiness. Time for a little peek at the new colors, but before I do that I wanted to share this, Whisper White, Very Vanilla and Basic Black have been taken out of the Neutral Collection and other colors have been moved in. Now the new colors
Which one is going to be your new go-to color? I will be sharing all the collections including the new colors soon. However if you just can’t live without more of the Retiring colors then go to my Online store and get them while, as they say, the getting is good.
Well this is it for me today my darling dumplings. Have a Wonderful Weekend and Miss Hammie will see you back here bright and early on Monday.
Smooches and TTFN

Here It Is !!!

Ok my lovely dumplings, here it is the new Stampin’ Up Annual Catalog. One of the reasons for love attending the April OnStage is that we’re the first to see it. Unfortunately I can only show you the cover of the catalog, but I can share a few things I got in my swag bag.

Heres the new catalog which goes live on the first of June.


Thats right this year marks Stampin’ Up’s 30th anniversary and boy are there changes that you’re going to LOVE !!!

Now take a look at my swag bag.


A nice roomy hobo type bag that really held / holds lots of goodies. Perhaps a new planner and pens so you can keep track of your schedule and your workshops.


I also have a few stamp sets to share. I’m thinking tomorrow I’ll share the color revamp that took place and share the list of Retiring Products. When something new comes something has to leave. Anywho here are the stamp sets I received.

2A9D8E6C-0977-431A-81D0-A82DB5D11BE7There are so many awesome new things that I want to share and I will … tomorrow.


I Wanted To Share


Hello my sweet dumplings on this, at least in my area of Atlanta, Misty Monday.  This past weekend was so great I wanted to share more.  What I “want to share” is the creativity of some of my fellow demonstrators.  So this post (and one that’s coming later today) will be mostly photos.

As I told you yesterday we had a card swap at the event on Saturday, Brian’s Spring-Stamp-Along. And while there were about 160 people attending we did 50 cards to swap so I can’t show you what everyone made only the 50 that I collected.







CB1B4505-E853-4FA2-9069-B7F046162DA4Ok, ok, I’m missing some cards, but I promise that I’ll share them with you. Truth is I need to lay all fifty cards out and compare them to the photos I’ve posted and that’s going to take a minute or two and I’ve got a few errands to run. I want to point out that for all of you that say “I’m not crafty” with a little help you to can create most of these cards. You just need to let your creativity come out and play with stamps ink and paper. A good way to do that is with Paper Pumpkin and the 50% off your first two months promotion is still going on.

I’ll be back later this afternoon with an unveiling of sorts.  For right now ….