The Favorite Card

Happy Monday dumplings.  Have you ever wondered what type of greeting card is the one people send the most?  Wonder no more it’s Christmas cards. However what cards do we like to receive most? It’s birthday cards, and is it any wonder. When we get a birthday card it means our special day has been remembered. It means someone thought of us in a really sweet way. It means someone took the time to send a card that they decided was just right for us.  If that card is one that the sender made themselves especially for us it means even more.

The card I’m sharing with you today was created using a sentiment from the Birthday Wit stamp set. The fun dsp with the bows is from the Picture Perfect Party 6”x 6” dsp pack and Berry Burst cardstock. The cardstock was cut to 51/2” x 81/2” and scored at 41/4”.  The dsp is cut to4”x 51/4”. I stamp the sentiment in Berry Burst on a Whisper White cardstock oval. To add just a touch of sparkle I added to rhinestones on either side of the sentiment. Personally I would love to find this in my mail on my birthday and my sweet dumplings I think you would too.

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The stamp set and dsp are in the new Occasions catalog while the rhinestones and cardstock are in Stampin’ Up’s Annual catalog.

If you would like a copy of the Occasions catalog send me an email and I’ll get one in the mail to you.  Also my dumplings don’t forget we’re in midst of Sale-a-Bration which means with every order of $50.00 you get to select an exclusive product from the Sale-a-Bration brochure which you’ll receive along with the Occasions catalog.

Sale-a-Bration is also a great time to take a “test drive” as a Stampin’ Up demonstrator.  For $99.00 you get what we like to call the Ultimate Bundle. You get to order $125.00 worth of awesome Stampin’ Up products, plus two additional stamp setof your choice. All of this come to you with free shipping and handling and any additional orders thru July 31 you get a 20% discount. If by that time you aren’t convinced being a “demo” is the most fun ever all you have to do is say “No sorry not for me” . There’s never any pressure, but between you and me you’ll love it. I’ve got a spot on my team waiting just for Y O U.

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Happy Friday dumplings, Miss Hammie is hoping you’re someplace warm and not experiencing temps in the teens like I have been doing.  I do hope that you have enjoyed the cards that I posted so far this week. I have developed a love of eclipse cards or maybe it’s a love of the Stampin’ Up Large Letters and Large Numbers framelit die sets.  Today’s card isn’t an eclipse card, but I think if you like my blog you’ll like this card.  The designer series paper that I used can only be described as yummy or scrumptious.  Miss Hammie should, no must confess her love of foiled paper.  If its shiny or sparkly my eyes sort of glaze over and my brain says buy, buy, buy.  And ultimately I will and I’ll buy more than one pack. The paper that I used today is From the Sweet Soiree  suite. It’s a specialty paper because it’s foiled. The stamp set that I used was Birthday Wit. Both the designer series paper and the stamp set are in the Occasions catalog. Pair those two things with a pack of cardstock and an ink pad and guess what?  Your order will most likely qualify you for a Sale-a-Bration product.  Now if you’re wondering what the heck I’m talking about an explanation is forthcoming, but first back to my card. I used a 51/2 x 81/2 piece of Thick Whisper White cardstock to make my card base. I layered a 51/2 x 41/4 piece of Sweet Soiree designer series paper onto the white card base. I used a single sentiment from the Birthday Wit stamp set on the inside my card using Stampin’ Up Old Olive ink.

Well dumplings I’m sure that you appreciated the quirkiness of this card mainly because you appreciate the quirkiness that is Miss Hammie.  Now it’s time for business.

This is the Occasions catalog and it contains so many beautiful things.  There are stamp sets and Designer Series papers. There are ribbons, die sets and beautifully colorful embellishments. And you know what? If you shoot me an email I will be overjoyed to send you not only a copy of the Occasions catalog, but a copy of the Sale-a-Bration brochure too.

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There’s that word again dumplings

Sale-a-Bration

What exactly is it? It’s a very special promotion that Stampin’ Up does every year at this time to reward our customers.  We know that after the holidays you still want new crafting supplies, but maybe you can’t spend like you want. Well what if Miss Hammie said for every $50.00 worth of product that you order you can choose an additional stamp set, or card kit? Would that make you do your happy dance? Well dumplings that’s what Sale-a-Bration is, spend $50.00 get to choose a free product, spend $100.00 get to choose two free products from the $50.00 category or one from the $100. category. And so on and so on. This promotion goes on thru the end of March, think of all the free products you could choose. It boggles the mind. To top it off the Sale-a-Bration products are exclusives, you can’t buy them, they aren’t in any catalog. In fact after March 31st they’re gone forever.

Tomorrow we, Miss Hammie and her dumplings, are going to talk Ultimate Bundle. However for tonight as always TTFN

The Deltas

Happy Wednesday dumplings and no I’m  not going to talk about land forms. On Monday I posted two cards, because I felt Monday marked two very important events, the founding of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and the birthday of the late Dr. M.L. King, Jr.

i commemorated these events with eclipse cards. I felt that it was only right to do the same type of card to commemorate the founding of another sorority, Delta Sigma Theta.  This organization was also founded at Howard University.  It was founded on January 13, 1913.  I have several friends that are members of the Deltas, but I’ll confess that my knowledge is woefully lacking as it’s not the group of which I’m a member.

Alpha Kappa Alpha and Delta Sigma Theta are part of a larger group affectionately referred to as “The Divine Nine”.  I’ll be telling you about the other sororities and the fraternities that comprise “The Divine Nine” at a later date. Right it’s the Deltas. The card I made has a 51/2 x 81/2 inch Real Red Card base. I used both red and white glimmer paper to add sparkle. There’s a 51/4 x4 inch layer of red glimmer layered on the front of the card base. The 1913 was cut out of white glimmer paper using the Large Number framelit dies and the Big Shot. I attached the layer of glimmer paper using Snail adhesive and the 1913 was attached using our Foam adhesive strips.

Im very pleased with how this turned out and I’m sure my Delta friends will like it too.

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Well dumplings I think I nailed it. Friday we’ll be returning to the Occasions catalog and you’ll get to see me use a Sale-a-Bration product. I’ll be updating later so TTFN dumplings

A Special Day

Happy Monday dumplings I have two cards for you today. One of the card uses a retired product, but can be CASE’d using current product. I used a retired product for a specific reason that I’ll share with you when I share the card.  Today is a very special day here in my hometown of Atlanta, quite truthfully it’s a special day thru out our country. It’s the birthday of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

I created an eclipse card using Basic Black and Smoky Slate cardstock and Silver foil paper.

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Sorry about the angle, but I was trying to avoid the reflection of my pink phone case in the silver letters.  As far as tools I used the Stampin’ Trimmer, the Large Letters Framelit dies. I also used Snail adhesive to attach the 51/4 x 4 inch Basic Black layer to the 51/2 x 81/2 inch card base which was scored at 41/4 inch. The letters were cut from Silver foil paper and were attached to the Basic Black layer using the Adhesive strips.

The second card that I created is also an eclipse card. I used retired glimmer paper to add sparkle to a very special card. Today is as I said earlier Dr. King’s Birthday, but it also marks the 110th anniversary of the founding of the first African-American Greek Letter Organization for Women, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.  on the campus of Howard University. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. was founded on January 15, 1908. For most of my life I had knowledge of only two members of the Divine Nine, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity.  My favorite aunt is an AKA and my late father was an Omega and they never quite acknowledged the existence of the other seven. Well that’s not quite true, when I mentioned the possibility of pledging a sorority my father suggested that pledging the sorority that’s considered the “sister” organization of his fraternity would make him happy.  Now that organization, Delta Sigma Theta, celebrated its Founders’ Day on January 13th and I will be posting a card for the Deltas very soon.

Heres the card I created to celebrate 110 years of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.  I used Old Olive cardstock and glimmer paper that I believe is Sweet Sugar Plum because they’re close to the sorority colors.  The tools I used were the Stampin’ Trimmer, the Large Numbers framelit dies. I attached the glimmer paper to the Old Olive cardstock with Snail adhesive. The 1908 was attached with adhesive strips.

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I’ll be posting my card for all my Delta friends later this week.

Happy Birthday

Hello and wonderful Wednesday dumplings. Today marks the first day that you can order from the new Occasions catalog and the first day of Sale-a-Bration. It’s also an awesome time, with extra perks,  to join Stampin’ Up as a demonstrator.

I won’t be sharing a project today because I have been busy trying to get things together around the old homestead. I had to pack up all the holiday decorations and the Christmas tree.  Also I’m simply taking a break to celebrate my birthday. I’ll have a new project for you on Friday. So my dear dumplings . . .

TTFN

 

A Goodbye & a Hello

Hi my dumplings, Miss Hammie is just popping in to give you a final reminder about the End of Year Sale which we’re saying goodbye to at 11:59pm MT this evening. This will be your last opportunity to purchase several of the beautiful bundles in the Holiday catalog as bundles.  That means bye bye to the 10% discount you automatically get when you purchase a bundle as opposed to purchasing the products separately. The are oodles of bargains to be snapped up.  So use the link below to go to my online and make your purchases. Now that covers the goodbye in the blog post title, but what’s the Hello part?

well, If you’ve purchased Stampin’ Up products you already know when one of our seasonal catalogs ends that another begins. Well the Holiday catalog ends today, so what’s starting?

Whats starting is the new Occasions catalog and Sale -a- Bration. While we all understand how a catalog works you might be asking, “What’s Sale -a- Bration?”. Well my dumplings Miss Hammie is going to give you the 411 on exactly what Sale -a- Bration is, why it’s wonderful and why if you’ve ever considered joining up and becoming a Stampin’ Up demonstrator why now during SAB is the time to give it a try.

During Sale -a- Bration when you place an order of minimum $50.00 it qualifies you to pick a product from the SAB  brochure. This year to make it even better there are two categories of free products, $50.00 and $100.00.  If you make a $100.00 you can select either two of the $50.00 group products or one of the $100.00. I know, I know “But Miss Hammie what if I place an order of $150.00?”. Well, that either three $50.00 products or one $50.00 and one $100.00 product plus Stampin’ Rewards for placing an order of $150.00, But Miss Hammie will explain the Rewards another day or post a graphic that explains it. Miss Hammie is more a visual learner. Anywho what person doesn’t like free? Miss Hammie likes free, most of the Miss Hammie family likes free. So Sale -a- Bration is definitely in our family wheelhouse.

Now you want to know why now is the time to join as a demonstrator. I explained the whole $125.00 for $99.00 yesterday. However if you missed it Miss Hammie believes it bears repeating. When you sign up as a demonstrator there is an initial cost of $99.00 for what we call a starter kit. Unlike some other direct sale companies Stampin’ Up doesn’t decide what should be in your starter kit, you pick out the products you want. However instead of selecting $99.00 worth of crafting supplies and/or tools, you get to select $125.00 worth. And, if you join during Sale-a-Bration you get to pick two additional stamp sets of any price from any of the active catalogs. Sounds almost too good to be true but it isn’t, it’s what we call the Ultimate Bundle. I know, you’re saying “But  I’m a buyer, not a seller”. Guess what? Over 90% of all Stampin’ Up demonstrators are what we call Hobby demonstrators, they don’t sell or if they do its to friends or family members who craft. Miss Hammie is slapping herself right between the eyes I forgot the very best part of being a demonstrator, the discount. That’s right dumplings, you get a 20% discount on future purchases. If you get several people who consistently purchase from you that discount could increase. I hear the wheels turning dumplings. If you join and find it’s not for you there’s no penalty if you decide you don’t want to be a demonstrator anymore. No one will try to strong arm you into staying and you don’t have to pay anyone a fee. You just send an email. If you think you want to give it a try (and get a discount on all the pretty stamps and paper) just use the link below to join my team.

Finally if you would like a copy of the Occasions catalog and the Sale-a-Bration brochure just send me an email and I’ll get those in the mail to you.

TTFN

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Happy 2018

Happy 2018 dumplings! Have you made your plans for 2018? No, Miss Hammie is not talking resolutions, I said plans. I’m sure I never told you before, but Miss Hammie’s father was a high school Mathematics teacher and had a wealth of cliche sayings that he tossed around. The man was a veritable walking fortune cookie. However, one of them makes a great deal of sense and shouldn’t be dismissed with a “Yeah right”.  Now you’re wondering what Mr. Miss Hammie’s father said. Very simple, no doom and gloom. “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. So plan your work, then work your plan.”. Sure at thirteen Miss Hammie thought her Dad had “totally lost it”, now I know better. So dumplings sit down think about what you want to do and then plan how you accomplish it. That’s Miss Hammie’s advice for 2018.

Today I’m sharing my New Year’s card some information and an opportunity.  The card was created from a product you only have one more day to purchase the Year of Cheer specialty Designer Series Paper from the Holiday catalog. It’s on the Retiring list so come 11:50pm MT January 2, 2018 it is gone forever bye bye. The card base is made from Basic Black cardstock that was cut to 51/2 x 81/2, scored at 41/4. I layered a piece of Year of Cheer dsp cut to 51/4 x 4 on the card base. Before I attached it I used the Large Numbers framelit dies from the Annual catalog to cut out 2018.

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1847641E-B672-492B-9E43-4FC28FA31C30I removed the numbers and attached the dsp to the card base. Then I placed the numbers back in place I removed the center of the zero and then attached just that part of the zero to the card base using Snail. Then I did the same with the eight. Then I removed the numbers and attached adhesive strips to the back of the numbers. I removed the backing from the adhesive strips and attached the numbers to the card base. Inside the card I used Snail to attach a layer of Whisper White cardstock cut to 5 x 33/4. Using  the Amazing You  stamp set from the Sale -a- Bration brochure I stamped the sentiment in Stampin’ Up Basic Black ink.

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Well Miss Hammie has shared her card and a little advice. Now it’s  time for a reminder. The End of Year Sale ends tomorrow January 2, ‘18. There are still oodles if bargains to be had. We all saw things in the Holiday catalog that we loved and wanted that won’t be available after tomorrow. So go to my online store by using the link below. Don’t forget to check the Clearance Rack while you’re in my Online Store.

Finally I mentioned an opportunity and it’s a doozy. Let me pose a question before I elaborate.  What if I said “Here’s $99.00, I know a way that you can choose $125.00 worth of crafting merchandise and only pay $99.00 as full payment. Then as an added bonus you can pick 2 additional items of any price as a free extra. Then to make the deal even better they won’t charge you shipping and handling and anything you purchase later you’ll get a 20% discount. Would you be interested?  If your answer is “Yes Miss Hammie, I would definitely be interested”, here’s why I asked. What I just described is what we like to call the “Ultimate Bundle”. It’s what it costs and what you get if you join my team by becoming a demonstrator.  For $99.00 you get to pick $125.00 worth of merchandise from Stampin’ Up and it comes to you with no shipping charge. Plus anything you buy after this purchase you’ll get a 20% discount. If you help me celebrate my birthday by joining on January 3rd you also get to choose 2 additional stamp sets of any price, from any catalog. I know what you’re thinking because I thought it when I was first approached about becoming a demonstrator. I don’t want to have a bunch of strangers in my home, or do a workshop in theirs. Another is I can’t sell, I’m so bad I couldn’t sell heaters in winter. Over 90 % of all Stampin Up demonstrators are what we call Hobby demos, they don’t have workshops in their homes or anyone else’s. They don’t sell. Basically they are their best customer. They create personalized cards , party decorations and such that become keepsakes. The best part is if you join and then decide it’s not for you, there’s no penalty you just shoot an email to Stampin’ Up saying you don’t want to do it anymore. There are other perks, like access to new products earlier during our presales, plus little extras just for demonstrators. Follow the Join My Team link below to become one of my Dumplings.

well that’s all for now dumplings so . . .

TTFN

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