Some Things are just Classic

Happy Monday dumplings.  As the title of this post says “Some things are just classic”.  For me in crafting when it comes to color, nothing says classic like black and white.  Now, Miss Hammie has not taken leave of her senses she knows it’s holiday time.  The colors of autumn like Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, and  Pumpkin Pie say Thanksgiving to me.  Old Olive, Garden Green, Real Red , and Cherry Cobbler practically sing Christmas carols they are so indicative of the season.  However black and white always seem to work.  While I probably wouldn’t use it for Easter, but birthdays, anniversaries, or thank you cards yes I would use it.

In my last post I mentioned OnStage and that I didn’t attend. My upline and quite a few of our team members did go. Those that don’t come up with ways to do things together and hashtag it #royal mice. Once again, don’t ask just know it makes perfect sense. One of the things we did was exchange a card with someone. My card is going in the mail tomorrow, but you get a sneaky peeky.

Here are the things I used:

Basic Black cardstock cut to 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches for the cardbase, DSP from the Merry Little Christmas dsp paper pack. I used Whisper White cardstock with the Detailed Santa thinlits die. I borrowed the word “Celebrate” from the Color Me Happy stamp set and stamped it with Basic Black ink.

I am so happy with how it turned out. I’m sure after you see it you’ll understand what I mean when I say black and white is a classic.


So my dumplings, in a few days I’ll be receiving my November Paper Pumpkin which I promise to share with you. At this time I have no information on refills or whole kits for sale. The extras of the October Paper Pumpkins sold out in less than 30 minutes.  I’ll post any and all information that I get regarding the November kit.  Tuesday we’ll talk Outlander or I’ll see you Wednesday with another paper crafting project.  So TTFN

The Best Laid Plans

Happy Saturday dumplings. Take my word for it, they don’t use that cliche for nothing.  I had such plans for yesterday and today.  However as I have said before, life happens. My younger sister, yes Miss Hammie has siblings, and I have started having dinner together once a week.  We do it on Thursday, between you and I suggesting that day was not Miss Hammie’s finest hour.  My sister does not even like to think about ShondaLand much less reside there for several hours like Miss Hammie does. So my Thursday “Must See TV” is sort of, kinda, hmmm ruined. However, can you really tell your “baby sister” that you would rather spend Thursday with Olivia and Annalise than her? You can!!!!  Good for you, you heartless excuse for a sibling, I can’t. Considering they’re raising the price of Netflix perhaps it’s time to switch to Hulu where I can at least see Scandal. Miss Hammie would call that a win win.  That explains no TV recap/analysis type blog today, but what about the completed rosettes I promised for Friday. Well, I had to pick up a few things for dinner, plus I had to make a Home Depot run.  I had someone new doing a little work outside and I had to , well I didn’t have to, but if it’s for my yard etc I like to get it myself. So I had to get lawn fabric, mulch, Round -Up. I have, well actually had after today, an ivy problem.  I don’t dislike ivy, I like the sturdy but not the invasive and boy is it invasive.  Give it an inch and it will grow into your attic. The main thing that I really don’t like is the welcome mat it puts out for snakes and lizards. For some reason the guy that’s been doing my yard seems to go deaf when I say “Please pull down the ivy”. He always says “Pull down the ivy, sure okay” and never does. The guy that came today is more handyman than yard keeper upper. So someone might be losing his spot in my budget, but I digress. Running around getting things for dinner and my yard the rosettes didn’t get finished.  However Friday was another day and they were completed and here’s a sample.


I think they are going to look super duper on my tree. Be on notice however I don’t put up a tree until December.  In my family we do not eat Thanksgiving dinner by the light of our Christmas tree. Do not test Miss Hammie on this.

The long and the short of it is that Friday’s blog post you’re getting on Saturday and there’s no Thursday TV night review. Sorry dumplings, oh well see you on Monday and TTFN