InKing Royalty Blog Hop

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Welcome to InKing Royalty’s October Blog Hop! This year’s Blog Hop themes are inspired by a single word – and this month our projects are centered around SPOOKY. WithHalloween just around the corner, we are excited to share our spooky, fun projects with our neighbors, coworkers and family – and we’re excited to share our creations with you today! After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

Hello my sweet sugar dumplings, it is time for another Blog Hop. I have a question, can I share a secret with you? I would be willing to bet that everyone that comes to visit my  blog during this Blog Hop has great stories to tell about Halloween when they were children. Here’s my secret, I don’t have any great Halloween tales to tell because believe or not I can not remember one Halloween when I was a child that I didn’t get sick a day or two before Halloween and could not go Trick or Treating with my older sister. She would always ask for extra candy for her “baby” sister who was at home sick. Now before you think how sweet and considerate, she would give me one candy bar and keep the rest for herself. But enough about my unfortunate Halloween memories and on to my idea of spooky. I’ll confess my family isn’t big on Halloween, never has been. Our neighborhood organization holds an event each year that I donate treats to. So when I turn out the lights and pretend I’m not home my conscience is clear. That being said the Halloween stamp sets aren’t high on my list of “must haves” which made this month’s blog hop a wee bit of a challenge. I wracked my brain to come up with something “Spooky”. I decided to go with traditional Halloween symbols that corresponded to current items that I had and came up with this card.

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I used three colors of card stock, Basic Black, Smokey Slate and Whisper White. My card base was made with Basic Black that I layered with the Smokey Slate and Whisper White. I used Whisper White card stock and my 2 inch circle punch to create the “spooky” crescent moon and the cat punch to create the cat that you see against the moon. I created a “window” for the cat to sit in and look at the crescent moon using the Rectangle Stitched dies.

Another tool that I used was the new Stampin’ Trimmer (I LOVE it and suggest strongly that you purchase it). I also used TomBow liquid glue and black dimensionals.

I’m really pleased with how it cam e together and I hope that you like it too. Leave me a comment and tell me what you think.

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

<a href=”http://www.bluelinestamping.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping

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

Tata for Now,

Robbye aka Miss Hammie

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. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  3. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
  4. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  5. Kelly Kent at My Papercraft Journey
  6. Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts
  7. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  8. Sheryl Abernathy at Elegant Sentiments
  9. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  10. Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach

 

InKing Royalty Blog Hop

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Welcome to InKing Royalty’s September Blog Hop! This year’s Blog Hop themes are inspired by a single word – and this month our projects are centered around AUTUMN. There is so much to love about the transition from summer to winter, and we are excited to share our Autumn-themed projects with you today! After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

Hello my sweet sugar dumplings Miss Hammie has a confession to make, I haven’t been doing a lot of crafting lately. I’ve been exploring some new outlets like gardening. I have always felt like gardening and I just didn’t get along. There are bugs and other yucky type things that I don’t particularly care for. However I decided to give it one more try and I am actually enjoying it. I haven’t been particularly successful, but it has been fun. However I decided it was time to get back to crafting which is honestly my first love. That’s not quite true, music is my first love, but when you sing like a cat backed into a corner you tend to settle for listening to music rather than trying to make it. As you all know the Blog Hops this year have centered around a word. This months word is AUTUMN. I have to be honest I don’t really think autumn when its 95 degrees, but We are going to make this work.

For my project I went with the stamp set that I always think of when I hear the words Fall or Autumn. While its not one of our newer stamp set for me Painted Harvest is the epitome of autumn.  It is on page 128 of the Stampin Up Annual catalog. The Designers Series Paper I chose was from the Mosaic Mood Specialty Designer Series Paper pack. It is on page 167 of the Stampin’ Up Annual catalog.  I think this card is saying autumn and I hope you feel that way too.

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Here’s how I put it together:

I used Old Olive card stock to make my card base. It measures 51/2 in. x 41/4 in. I layered a piece of Crushed Curry card stock that measures 51/4in. x 4in. onto my Old Olive card base. My next layer was the Mosaic Mood dsp, it measures 5in. x 33/4 in. The final layer is Whisper White card stock and it measures 43/4in. x 31/2in. I stamped my image and sentiment on the Whisper White card stock.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping. 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. Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach
  3. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  4. Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts
  5. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  6. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  7. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  8. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  9. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  10. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
  11. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie

 

InKing Royalty Blog Hop

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Welcome to InKing Royalty’s July Blog Hop! This year’s Blog Hop themes are inspired by a single word – and this month our projects are centered around SUNSHINE. The Sun is the single most important source of energy for life on Earth – it guides our clocks, calendars and planting schedules. We may be enduring a heat wave this week, but we still associate the Sun with positivity, joy and renewal. We are excited to share our creations with you today! After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

Hello my sweet sugar dumplings. I had a bit of a hard time deciding exactly how to interpret the sunshine theme. First I thought sunflowers, they make me happy and they’re bright like the sun. Then I heard a Bill Withers song from back in the day, “Ain’t No Sunshine” and I thought of who brings sunshine into my life. My children, even now as adults, bring me happiness with something as simple as a phone  call just to say hi. Since my younger daughter’s birthday is next month I decided to make a birthday card.  I used the Beautiful You stamp set, Seaside Spray and Whisper White card stock and Basic Black ink. I used a scrap of yellow ( sorry don’t know the color) and a 21/4 inch circle punch. I decided to make an easel card and here are the directions.

You’ll need one 41/4” x 81/2 in piece of card stock. One 41/4 in square piece of card stock. Mine were both Seaside Spray ( my daughter likes blue). For my card front I used 4in square of Whisper White and 33/4 in square of Seaside Spray. I stamped the image from the Beautiful You stamp set onto Whisper White card stock with Basic Black ink and then fussy cut it. I layered the 33/4 in square onto the 4 in square using Snail. Using the 2 1/4 in circle punch I punched out a piece of yellow card stock and attached it to the smaller square. Then I attached the fussy cut image to the yellow circle with Snail adhesive and my card front was complete. Then using the Stampin’ Up scoreboard I scored the 41/4 in x 81/2 in piece of card stock at 4 1/4in and 6 3/8in. Fold and burnish the score lines. First Fold it in half and then fold the the 63/8 in the opposite direction from the 41/4 in score line. Place the larger section on your work surface. With the larger unscored section on your work surface there is a section that measures 21/8 that’s where you’ll place adhesive I used Snail, but you could use Tearin’ Tape or Tombow All purpose Liquid Glue to attach the 41/4 in square. Line up the top of the square with the top of the 21/8 in x 41/4 in section. This creates the easel card base. At this point I attached my card front to the Seaside Spray square with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Using a die from the Magnolia Memories cut and emboss die set I made a small stop for my easel card and that’s where I stamped Happy  Birthday. Here’s a picture of my card. I am pleased with it, but I may make a different one for her before she arrives for a visit next month.

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Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Candy Ford at Stamp Candy. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

Miss Hammie aka Robbye

InKing Royals Blog Hop

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Welcome to InKing Royalty’s June Blog Hop! This year’s Blog Hop themes are inspired by a single word – and this month our projects are centered around NEW. With the launch of Stampin’ Up!’s 2019 Annual Catalog, NEW gives us the opportunity to showcase new products and play with new colors. There are also new occasions (babies, weddings, graduations) to celebrate, so you are going to see a variety of projects in this hop. We are excited to share our creations with you today! After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

Hello my sweet dumplings its been awhile hasn’t it. I know you were expecting a project from me for last month’s Blog Hop, but alas the theme just didn’t inspire me. As you know from the blurb above this month’s theme is “New” and as an Independent Stampin’ Up demonstrator the month of June is jam packed with new. There is a new Annual catalog that showcases new stamp sets and beautiful new designer series paper. Since there haven’t been any new additions or occasions in my family my new is going to be a project showcasing new Stampin’ Up products. The new that really spoke to me was the Perennial Essence Suite. I’m a fan of the work of the French painter Claude Monet and the delicate beauty of the Perennial Essence designer series paper really reminds me of his work.

My project for this month’s Hop is a Z-Fold card. I used Old Olive cardstock for my card base. Then came the really hard part of this project  . . . selecting which one of the beautiful designer series papers I was going to use. I’m hoping you’ll love it as much as I do. I’m also hoping that you love the end result a, if I can say so myself, lovely Z-fold card. The sentiment that I used came from the Floral Essence photopolymer stamp set. Now lets go thru the steps of making a Z-Fold card (you’ll be amazed at how easy it is considering the end result).

  1. Cut your card base: I used a piece of standard size 8-1/2 in. x 11 in. card stock that I cute in half in landscape (that the 11 inch side) so you end up with a piece of cardstock that measures 8-1/2 in. x 5-1/2 in.
  2. Score your card base: Score at 4-1/4 in. and score again at 1-1/4 in.
  3. Designer Series paper: You need 2 pieces of designer series paper. One piece should be 3 in. x 5-1/2 in., the other should be 1-1/4 in. x 5-1/2 in.
  4. Attach the Designer Series Paper: Flip  the card base over so that the 1-1/4 in. score line is to your right. using your favorite adhesive, I used Stampin’ Up’s Multi-Purpose Liquid glue, attach the 3 in. x 5-1/2 in. piece of dsp to the left of that 1-1/4in. score line (it should cover the space between the score lines). Flip the card base over, (now that 1-1/4 in. score line should be to your left). Line the 1-1/4 in. x 5-1/2 in.  piece of dsp to the edge of the card base, to the right,  and adhere it using your choice of adhesive.
  5. Use your bone folder to make your 4-1/4in. fold line crisper, flatter (?) so that the card closes better. Then fold the edge where the 1-1/4 fold like is to the left and reinforce (that’s the word I was trying to think of) the fold line with your bone folder.
  6. You need two pieces of cardstock in colors that coordinate I used Old Olive and Whisper White. The Whisper White is a 2-3/4 in. x 2-3/4in. square and the Old Olive is a. 3 in. x 3 in. square. I stamped my sentiment in Old Olive on the Whisper White square and then adhered it to the Old Olive square.
  7. FINALLY (have you ever noticed that a card never seems to have as many steps when you’re making it as it does when you’re writing the steps out for someone else) Anywho my sugar dumpling adhere the squares to the 1-1/4 in. piece you folded back centering it between the two sides of the actual card. Do not try to center it on the 1-1/4 in. section. You’re actually going to attach it a little to the left of center.  That’s it you’re done. Now if you would like to add a sentiment inside you may, just be careful of your placement.

Naturally after I completed my project it started saying ” I need more, I need more”. So what did I do? I gave it more of course. Using the Perennial Flower punch and a piece of pink vellum from the Perennial Essence Vellum cardstock I punched out two flowers, lined them up to form one blossom and adhered them using two mini glue dots. I attached that to the bottom of the Old Olive/Whisper White square that I stamped my sentiment on.

Here’s my card I am in love with the designer series paper. If you’re interested in purchasing any of the products that I used just go to my Online Store and place an order.

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Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hopJulie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie    There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

xoxo,

Robbye aka Miss Hammie

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. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  3. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  4. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  5. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  6. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  7. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  8. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  9. Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts
  10. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  11. Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach
  12. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  13. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping

 

InKing Royalty Blog Hop

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Welcome to InKing Royalty’s April Blog Hop! This year’s Blog Hop themes are inspired by a single word – and this month our projects are centered around SPRING. Spring is a special time of year – it’s fun to celebrate the beauty of nature and to get back outside during this transition of the seasons. We are excited to share our creations with you today! After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

Hello my sweet dumplings, well it’s time for another Blog Hop and this month’s theme is Spring. Now what does the word Spring make you think of ? To be perfectly honest if you live where Miss Hammie lives, or in that general vicinity, Spring means itchy eyes and sniffles caused by pollen. Now if Miss Hammie let’s her more positive side rear it’s happy go lucky head you hear things like “Well what’s a little pollen if in exchange you get beautiful trees and flowers ?” Well it’s trips to Walgreens for Allergy meds. Dumplings excuse me that yellow stuff has made it impossible to wear my contacts and my eyes feel like there’s sand in them practically 24 – 7 ! However I digress, you want to know about my card for the Blog Hop.  Here’s a list of the products that I used.

Thick Whisper White cardstock – cut to 51/2 x 41/4 for my card base

Powder Pink cardstock – cut to 51/4 x 4 for the first layer

A piece of Garden Impressions dsp – cut to 5 x 33/4 for my second layer

Layering Oval dies, and the Big Shot – I used one of the scalloped dies to cut a piece of Powder Pink cardstock to act as a backing for a plain oval of Whisper White cardstock that I used for my sentiment.

Speaking of the sentiment it is from the Varied Vases stamp set and was stamp with Memento Black ink.

I adhered the dsp layer to the Powder Pink cardstock layer using Snail adhesive. The Powder Pink oval was also adhered using Snail the Whisper White oval was adhered using Stampin Dimensionals. The completed layers and sentiment were adhered to the card base using Stampin Dimensionals.  I think it’s quite Spring-ish including the sentiment. I hope you agree and that you’ll leave a comment.

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

Candy Ford at Stamp Candy

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

TTFN,

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. Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts
  3. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  4. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  5. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  6. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  7. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  8. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  9. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  10. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations

 

InKing Royalty Blog Hop

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Welcome to InKing Royalty’s March Blog Hop! This year’s Blog Hop themes are inspired by a single word – and this month our projects are centered around GREEN. We are excited to share our creations with you today – there’s a wonderful variety of styles and occasions celebrated in this hop! After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

Hello my sweet dumplings. I’ve decided not to be redundant and tell you the theme of this Blog Hop again. Instead we’ll get right to my card and why I made it. I don’t know why, but the word green always makes me think of Spring and new beginnings. Spring always makes me think of Easter and our Lord. They say never discuss politics or religion so I’m not going to, but my card reflects my feelings about the color Green. I used two shades of green for my card. The card base was made with Old Olive cardstock. I added a layer of Lemon Lime Twist cardstock to my card base because I like that color and it will be retiring soon. I added it using Stampin’ Dimensionals. I had added a layer of Whisper White cardstock to my Lemon Lime Twist layer using Snail adhesive. I used two of the Layering Rectangles dies and the Big Shot to cut my layers. The sentiment on my card is from His Grace stamp set and the stamp I used for the grass is from the Enjoy Life stamp set. I used Old Olive ink for both the sentiment and the grass. The Cross was made using Kraft paper and a die from the Cross of Hope Framelits dies set.  I hope you’ll like this card as much as I do. It’s simple and the message touches a special place in my heart.

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop,Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

XOXO,

Robbye aka Miss Hammie

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. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  3. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  4. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  5. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  6. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  7. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  8. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  9. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  10. Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts
  11. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  12. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery

 

InKing Royalty Blog Hop

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Welcome to InKing Royalty’s February Blog Hop! This year’s Blog Hop themes are inspired by a single word – and this month our projects are centered around BIRTHDAY. It’s always special to celebrate the birthday of someone you love, so handmade birthday cards are always fun to share. We are excited to share our creations with you today! After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

Hello my sweet sugar dumplings and welcome to the February InKing Royalty Blog Hop. This month’s theme is, as stated above, Birthday. When I agreed to participate in the Hop, and I should point out our team leader or upline always asks if we want to, I thought Birthday this should be easy, a piece of cake (boy that was cheesy). I even knew or had an idea which one of my new stamp sets I was going to use. Only problem with that plan, the poltergeist. Did I forget to mention that I believe there’s a poltergeist in my house? The house is almost 75 years old and I often get the feeling a previous owner has a playful side and that’s why things seem to disappear, like the stamp set I had planned to use. Oh it will show up after the Hop. Then I thought of another stamp set I could use, but couldn’t decide on a color. I sort of try to picture cards in my head before I sit down to make them and this wasn’t coming together. I even considered just pulling out of the Hop, but my pride wouldn’t let me. I’m not going to be outdone by that poltergeist (or my forgetfulness). I said to myself birthday cards are a classic. What else is classic? Then it hit me Classic Simpliy. That’s right dumplings Classic Simplicity and what exemplifies that better than classic black and white, nothing. My card starts with a Whisper White card base that measures 51/2 x 41/4 inches. I layered a piece of Basic Black cardstock that measures 51/4 x 4 inches onto the card base. Then using the large die from the Stitched Seasons Framelits and the Big Shot I cut out a piece of Whisper White. Then using the Happy Birthday  Thinlits die and the Big Shot I cut out 4 happy birthdays from Basic Black cardstock. Then I layered them together using the Fine Tip Liquid Glue. I used the same glue to attach the layered Happy Birthday to the Whisper White piece I cut out previously. To add a little sparkle I added 3 rhinestones. Finally I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach this to the card base. I’ve always said nothing beats classic black and white and I think this card is a pretty good example of that.

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Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

XOXO,

Robbye aka Miss Hammie

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. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  3. Nina King at InkPaperSequins
  4. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  5. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  6. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  7. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  8. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  9. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  10. Deb Cozzone at Grand Central Stamping
  11. Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts
  12. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  13. Katie Ferguson at Cottage Paper
  14. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps