It’s 2019

Hello again my sweet sugar dumplings, let’s continue. I posted the last card of 2018 so on to the first card of 2019. For this card I went with a really basic no frills look. Perhaps Miss Hammie has decided to adopt a “Take No Prisoners” attitude for 2019. The card says classic to me. It has a Whisper White 51/2 inch x 41/4 inch card base. I layered a 51/4 inch x 4 inch piece of Night of Navy cardstock onto the card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals. Actually before adhering the Night of Navy layer to the card base I adhered the 2019 that I made using the Large Number framelits dies, Silver Foil paper and my Big Shot with TomBow All Purpose Liquid Glue.  I did absolutely no stamping on this card. The sentiment on the inside was a handwritten note from me to each recipient that included what I wished for them in 2019.

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There’s a new catalog available, the Stampin’ Up Occasions catalog. It has some absolutely beautiful stamp sets and papers. I’m considering doing a YouTube video or a Facebook Live this month to show all the Mommies how to make cute Valentines for your child’s class. There might even be a treat holder. However I digress, along with the Occasions catalog it’s my favorite time of the Stampin’ Up year,

SALE-A-BRATION !!!!!

What is Sale-a-Bration you ask?  This is the time when if you place a $50.00 (sorry that $50.00 doesn’t include tax and s&h) order you get to pick a FREE item from our Sale-a-Bration brochure. Also like last year there are different levels of free items available. There are the $50.00 and the $100.00 items. For example if you place a $100.00 order you can select either two items from the $50.00 category or one from the $100.00 category. I placed my , well one of the orders that I’ll place during SAB, and selected a really awesome set of Framelits dies. I will be posting a blog tomorrow using a Sale-a-Bration that I think you’re going to love.

Well be good dumplings and I’ll be back tomorrow with another project.

It’s a New Year

Yeppers, that’s right my sweet sugar dumplings it’s a NEW YEAR and boy is Miss Hammie glad that 2018 is D.O.N.E. done!!! Sure I gained another birthday straight out of the gate, January 3rd in case you were curious.  I’m working on goals and plans to make 2019 my best year so far in all areas of my life.

However I’m here to share my craftiness and I have to admit my last card of 2018 is, IMHO, so beautiful I’m going to not only share my first card of 2019, but my last card of 2018 as well. I’m also not sharing information on the 2018 card other than the stamp set which I believe is still available, but don’t quote me on that. I will say this if you’re new to my blog or new to Stampin’ Up products or both even new to crafting that I would love to be the demonstrator that helps guide you.

I found myself in need of some thank you cards    in December and they had, not I wanted, they had to be special.  Here is that card. I made this card using the Painted Harvest stamp set. It’s an extremely versatile stamp set.  In my eyes I achieved beautiful, what do you think?

( for some reason WP is behaving a tad oddly so I will be adding another post with my other card).

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Chilly First Friday

I don’t know what’s got Mother Nature in a snit or if someone forgot to tell her, but Spring isn’t suppose to be all Nor’ Easters in the Northern part of the country  and temperatures in the 30’s building to a brisk 63 degrees in Miss Hammie’s hometown of Atlanta. Plus I know without the rain the pretty flowers don’t grown, but thunder storms that turn into tornadoes ???? Come on now Mom, we know that the weather is your thing, but things seem a wee bit off. However enough about her (maybe she needs attention) and on with the it’s hours away from the beginning of the weekend. Do you have any exciting plans for the coming weekend? I did, but with the rainy weekend forecast “you know who” may have called a screeching halt to mine. Miss Hammie had planned to do a little window shopping, literally. Miss Hammie and Miss Hammie Younger Sister had planned to go look at appliances and cabinets on Saturday and to the Atlanta Home Show (get it “window shopping”) on Sunday. The weekend forecast is intermittent showers both days. Not one, but BOTH days, we’ll have to see how that works out. I’ll be sure to let you, my sweet dumplings know how it all turns out. By the by my sweet dumplings would any of you by chance own an all in one washer dryer? I’ve been considering one and would like some information and firsthand impressions.

Today is March 23rd which means that there are only eight more days of Sale-a-Bration.  Here’s a quick visual of what you can get if you place a qualifying order. You dumplings really didn’t think you were going to have two business free days did you? I didn’t have any business references in my Wednesday post, so today is all business and a bit of chatter.

 

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Here are the items that you can choose from if you place a $100.00 order

 

Supply List

 You can take a closer look in my Online Store and I’ll be posting a link to it below
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Also lets not forget Paper Pumpkin. Even you none crafties will love Paper Pumpkin if for no other reason than that it’s something that you can do with the kids that doesn’t take forever, roughly 30 minutes and you’re done.  Not only is it a great way to spend a rainy day with them when you can’t take them to the park or to other child friendly places it  helps to spark their, and your, creativity.  Since our special 5th anniversary kit sold out faster than had been anticipated Stampin’ Up is offering a super deal on our monthly subscription crafting kit. If you’re a new subscriber you will get your first two kits at 50% off by simply including the promotional code SAVEFIFTY0418. How simple is that? YOu get two kits for basically the price of one. So you miss a couple of venti’s at Starbucks, you get to either relax doing something that really isn’t stressful unless you make it stressful. I hear you, and I’ve heard you every other time, “But Miss Hammie I’m not crafty”.  Are you as smart as a 14 year old? Do you think if a 14 year old can finish something in say 20 minutes there’s no way you couldn’t do it in 15 minutes? My grand niece loves Paper Pumpkin and has told me she finishes the kits in about 20 minutes. Oh my what’s that I smell, I think its a challenge. Sign up and try it for 2 months if you don’t enjoy it, (and the compliments you get from astounded friends when you say that you made it) simply send an email to Stampin’ Up and say that you want to cancel. Click the link below to subscribe.
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Finally, as I stated above Sale-a-Bration ends in 8 days. That means the great 2 free stamps sets bonus ends in 8 days.  Believe me when I say $125.00 worth of Stampin’ Up products for $99.00 is a great deal, but when you can get two extra stamp sets why would you wait until after that promotion ends to join . So I’m going to go thru the why you should join Stampin’ Up list.
  • Great products
  • Camaraderie
  • Discounts on products
  • Various incentives
  • Opportunity to see and order new products first
  • No pressure to sell
  • No penalty if you decide to stop being a demonstrator
I joined for the 20% discount and to be absolutely candid after a while I did quit. However I had become use to the excellent quality of their products and continued to order and use them. One day I sat down and looked at how much I was spending each quarter and realized that I was already just for myself spending enough to meet Stampin’ Up’s quarterly minimums. That meant that if I re-activated I would start to get a discount again on what I had to pay for products.  It didn’t mean all of a sudden I had to start doing workshops or selling to others unless I wanted to, so I re-activated. I have gotten so much more than just great products by being part of Stampin’ Up.  I have a whole new circle of friends that I wouldn’t have if I wasn’t a Stampin’ Up demonstrator. Whether you believe it or not my story isn’t unusual, over 90% of all Stampin’ Up demonstrators don’t do any selling other than to friends or to friends of friends. As a demonstrator I get to attend events with demonstrators from all over the country, in some cases all over the world! We laugh, we craft, we swap cards, we have fun! Next month I’ll be joining other demonstrators at an event here in Atlanta and I can’t wait. Another awesome 3 day event is taking place in November and if you join now you would be able to attend that one. I can’t tell you the cost, but I can tell you the what and the where, OnStage Live in Orlando Florida! There will be demonstrators from all over the world. There are so many wonderful things about being part of Stampin’ Up that it would be impossible for me to tell you all of them so I’m going to stop now.  There will be a link below to join.
One last thing that might not of even crossed your mind, it sure just raced across mine. March is practically over. That means in about a month or so you’re going to start getting those invitations to weddings and graduations. I can only think of two people that are graduating. Want to know what they’ll be receiving? A handmade graduation card/ gift card holder. It will be the type that they can pay for things with. I have no problem saying I have no idea what young people like beyond food, music and entertainment. As far as wedding gifts, ha, ha, ha same thing. A handmade card/gift card from where you’re registered. If you start now you could have wedding and graduation cards done before the invitation hits your mail box. If you need me to show you how just give me a heads up in the comments. Have a great weekend my sweet dumplings and for now I’m out.
TTFN

 

Walking on Sunshine Blog Hop – InKing Royalty

Walking on Sunshine Blog Hop - InKing Royalty

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s March Blog Hop! Today’s hop is filled to the brim with projects that celebrate Spring and Summer. With inspiration from Katrina & the Waves’ song “Walking on Sunshine,” we’ve created projects that share the joy and excitement that accompany warmer weather. 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.

Happy Wednesday my sweet dumplings. I’m hoping your day is going well.  I must admit these blog hops are the things pulling out one’s hair are made of. I enjoy cardmaking and creating 3-D projects, but I’m just getting to the place where sharing them with people other than family and friends and of course you my dumplings, like what happens with blog hops, isn’t still a little scary. I used two stamp sets to create my blog hop card, Beautiful You and Eclectic Expressions which is a Sale-a-Bration item. The dsp is from the Tutti-Frutti dsp pack. I used Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, and Sahara Sand Stampin’ Write markers and also Pool Party ink to do my coloring. The image and sentiment from Beautiful You were stamped in Memento black ink onto regular Whisper White cardstock. Thick Whisper White cardstock was used for the card base. I used an AquaPainter and Pool Party ink to create the sky effect and the circle stamp from Eclectic Expressions and Daffodil Delight ink to make the sun. You need the sun and a blue sky to “walk on sunshine”.  I adhered the Whisper White with my image and sentiment to the dsp using snail adhesive. Then I adhered that to the card base using Stampin’ dimensionals. Just look at my card, she is so happy it’s Spring it’s making her dance. I’m really happy with this card and I’m sure it will make you happy too.

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

 

Paper Pumpkin Yayyy

Hello my adorable leprechauns. Miss Hammie decided since this was an impromptu Saturday post and it’s Saint Patrick’s Day that you all would be leprechauns instead of my sweet dumplings. You all know that Miss Hammie begged you to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin so that you could get the special anniversary kit. Are you at all familiar with that Demi Lovato song Sorry, Not Sorry. I’m feeling a teeny bit like that. I received my March kit yesterday and if you love vintage are you ever going to be kicking yourselves in the bum about not signing up in time. I did a FB Live on my Robbye Stamps FB page where I put the two cards together today at about 1:10pm. I was shooting for 1:00 pm but I had a little emergency that I had to deal with. Anywho here are the cards and envelopes from the March Paper Pumpkin kit. And before you ask No, there won’t be an opportunity to buy it later. They’re all gone, sold out and with the 50% off on April and May for new subscribers if you don’t sign up soon you’re going to miss out on those too!

I’m putting a link below so you can subscribe. Baby I’m sorry, I’m not sorry, I kept telling you sign up, but don’t worry. There’s still time to get 50% off your first two kits. I promise after you do two kits you’ll want to keep getting them. Trust me people are so impressed when you say “Yes, I made it myself”. It makes your family and friends understand how special they are to you. Use the link and at least try it, we’re talking $20.00. We both know you spend more st Starbucks than $20.00 in 2 months. So try it, if you don’t like it call/send an email to Stampin’ Up and say please cancel my subscription. Done, over, kaput. Here’s the link.

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TTFN

(If you’re thinking “But Miss Hammie, I’m not crafty it’ll be too hard Watch medio it on my Robbye Stamps FB page. Easy, peasy Lemon squeezie )

Happy Friday

Hello and Happy Friday my sweet dumplings. I have a lovely Thank You card to share today. I have two very special friends that I made matching Thank You cards for because they supported a new endeavor that Miss Hammie has. My card base is Powder Pink. I layered a piece Garden Green cardstock and a piece of the Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper, found in the Occasions catalog, onto the card base. I used a sentiment from the Heartfelt Blooms stamp set (a Sale-a-Bration item, free with a $50.00 order) and stamped it on Whisper White cardstock. Using the Big Shot and  one of the ovals from the Stitched Shapes Framelits dies set, found in the Annual catalog, I cut out the sentiment then using the next largest die I cut out an oval of Garden Green and layered the sentiment onto it.  Since both my friends are stampers, and team mates of mine I really wanted them to be extra special. I used mini glue dots to adhere the dsp to the Garden Green layer and Tombow Multi-Purpose glue to adhere the Whisper White oval with the sentiment to the Garden Green oval. The ovals were adhered to the dsp with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I also used Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the Garden Green to the card base. I absolutely love the Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series paper, its so Springy. I’m really pleased with these cards and I am sure that you, my sweet dumplings, will like them as well.

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Now it’s Business Time

Sale-a-Bration ends on March 31st. New items were added and some of them might just surprise you since they were in the Occasions catalog, but TAKE NOTE for Sale-a-Bration the item numbers are different and if you use the wrong one well your order is going to be more than you thought. You can see all the Sale-a-Bration item via my Online store and by now you know that I’ll put a link below. Very soon that link is going to find a permanent home on my blog. Here is something that I wanted to share with you.

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The opportunity to play with these little guys is going to be gone on March 31st.

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I explained that due to popular demand the March Paper Pumpkin sold out and so new subscribers who didn’t sign up in time to get it were still going to get something special and here it is. Sign up by May 10th and get your first two kits at 50% off. I would suggest signing up by April 10th to be safe and not miss the April kit. Remember you have to be a new subscriber to get this deal (if you didn’t Miss Hammie would be signing up for an additional kit). If you sign up by April 10th I’ve promised that I will to a FB Live and we can put the April and May kits together. In Fact I shared the contents of the March kit on my FB page Robbye Stamps and tomorrow, Saturday March 17th, on that page I’m doing a FB Live to let you watch me put it together. That way you’ll see just how easy it really is, so stop by so you can watch me.

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Finally, I’ve told you my story and lets just be honest if you follow me you most likely follow other Stampin’ Up demonstrators too. If so you’ve read their stories about why they joined. Most of us joined for the discount, I mean who doesn’t like to get a quality product for a little less? I know I do and I’ll bet that you do as well. If you follow me you like to craft. Some of you like to sew or crochet or knit. Here’s an opportunity to try paper crafting, but you’re thinking along with that comes selling. I’ve already told you that over 90% of all demonstrators don’t do workshops or sell except to perhaps their friends with whom they craft. You get $125.00 worth of products, that you select, for $99.00.  Plus if you join during Sale-a-Bration you can choose two additional stamp sets and the whole thing comes to you with no shipping and handling charge. Demonstrators get a 20% discount on Stampin’ Up products, they see and can order all new products firstand can work toward great incentives like trips. Being part of Stampin’ Up works for all types of paper crafters. For the scrapbookers we have beautiful 12 X 12 designer series paper and cardstock that’s perfect for scrapbooking. Most importantly if you join and its not working for you or you just don’t like it you send an email to Stampin’ Up and simply say that. No one is going to try to pressure you into staying. So why not take a “Test Drive” by signing up. If you decide to quit you still have $125.00 worth of products to craft with. I would love for you to join in the fun of Stampin’ Up and I would love for you to join my team. There will be a link for you to join my team below. This link will soon have a permanent home here on my blog.

Well that’s it for me dumplings, have a fun-filled weekend,  Happy Saint Patrick’s Day tomorrow. Don’t forget my FB Live tomorrow at 1:00PM see how easy Paper Pumpkin is and then come back here and use the link to subscribe.

 TTFN (its green for St. Paddy’s Day)

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It’s Still Wednesday

Hello dumplings, first no business today. I mean I’ve told you about the greatness that is Sale-a-Bration, place a $50.00 order get a free gift, the wonder of basically, if you’re a new subscriber, getting two Paper Pumpkin kits for the price of one because you get 50% off the normal price. Miss Hammie can’t get that, but you could. I’ve told you about how awesome it is to be an Independent Stampin’ Up demonstrator. The friendships you’ll make the 20% discount on future orders after you get your Starter Kit that contains items that you’ve selected. That kit where you get $125.00 worth of merchandise for $99.00 plus two extra stamp sets if you sign up by March 31st. I don’t want to sound like a worn out record, ask your Grandmother she knows what that is,  so no business today. If you would like to check out a catalog and place an order I’ll have a link below.

As Miss Hammie has mentioned she has two daughters. Their names are Miss Hammie’s Older Daughter and Miss Hammie’s Younger Daughter. Well Miss Hammie’s Older Daughter will be celebrating her birthday this week.  Since you, my sweet dumplings, don’t know her I can share the card I made her and it will still be a surprise because you can’t tell her to check it out. I’m not giving any explanations, so don’t ask “What does that mean Miss Hammie”. I use foiled paper for the card base that’s a Sale-a- Bration item you can get with a qualifying order. The Large Letters Framelits dies are in the Annual catalog and so is the Copper Foil paper. I’m sure Miss Hammie’s Older Daughter is expecting a card, I just hope she’ll be pleasantly surprised when she opens the envelope.

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I promised a link to my Online Store so you can check out the catalogs and perhaps place an order so you can get this dsp for free. There are several patterns in the pack.

If the title of this post was a little confusing here’s the explanation, on Monday I said I would see you Wednesday. I got caught up with some family “stuff” so it wasn’t up this morning, but It’s Still Wednesday. TTFN

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PS: here are a couple of just in case links that I, Miss Hammie, think you should seriously consider.

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