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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(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.

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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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It’s Monday

Hello and happy Monday my dumplings. If you’re like me the Monday after the time switch wasn’t easy, but it gets better I promise. I’m happy that I’m still in a crafting, handmade card making state of mind. Billy Joel might be in a New York state of mind, but I’m in a Tutti-Frutti, Basket Weave, Layering Circles, Old Olive, Crumb Cake state of mind. See how I snuck in what I used as I listen to Mr. Joel. The card has a 5 1/2” x 4 1/4” base of Old Olive. I added a layer of 5” x 3 3/4” Crumb Cake that I embossed with the Basket Weave embossing folder. It was adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals I adhered a 4 3/4” x 3 1/2” piece of Tutti-Frutti dsp to my Crumb Cake layer. I chose a sentiment from the Bubble Over stamp set that I stamped on Whisper White cardstock in Real Red ink. Using three of the dies from the Layering Circles Framelits dies and my Big Shot I cut out the sentiment and a circle in Real Red and Old Olive. I adhered the Whisper White circle to the Real Red and the Real Red to the Old Olive using mini glue dots. I adhered the Old Olive circle to the front of the card using a Stampin’ Dimensional. Let me know what you think in the comments section below because I’m more than a little pleased with the final product.

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Now it’s time for business talk.

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Sale-a-Bration is winding down which means your opportunity to get any of the awesome exclusive Sale-a-Bration items is also winding down. If you follow my blog you have already read about placing a qualifying order of $50.00 or more to get these items. When Sale-a-Bration ends the Panda Parade for example is gone bye bye forever.  A few items may carry over but they won’t be FREE with a qualifying order.  You know the drill you can check out the Sale-a-Bration brochures, yep there are two, thru my Online Store. You can also access the Annual and Occasions catalogs there as well. Place a qualifying order of items from one or both of those catalogs and pick out your free Sale-a-Bration item, easy peasy lemon squeeze.  Use the link below to my Online Store, don’t miss out.

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I’ve told you why I joined Stampin’ Up. Just in case you forgot it was, like over 90% of all demonstrators, to save money on great, high quality products. I fell in love with their paper, the cardstock, the Designer Series Paper they all just blew me away. I loved the feel of it, so sturdy not flimsy like the paper at places I won’t name. There’s nothing wrong with those places and in a pinch when I can’t wait (I’m too cheap to use next day) I’ll pick up glue there, but not cardstock. But I digress, this is a great time to join during Sale-a-Bration you get two extra stamp sets that you get to pick and there’s no cap on how much they can cost. When you join you already get $125.00 worth of awesome Stampin’ Up products that you choose, no pre-selected by the company kit, for $99.00. You get 20% discount on all future offers. You get to see and order all new products first. You get to work towards great incentives. While all that was great, what has kept me with Stampin’ Up has been the many friendships that I’ve made. So whether you want to join and be one of the Top 100 in the World or you just want to sell to a few friends that you enjoy crafting with I promise you won’t regret joining. However if you find it’s not for you, then you can simply say that and use all your goodies to make beautiful items for your family and friends. Take a chance sign-up, plan to hang out with us in November at our 30th Anniversary OnStage Live Event in Orlando and I’ll bet you’ll be Stampin’ Up forever. Use the link below to join my team.

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Finally, if you follow my blog you saw the update on the Fifth Anniversary Paper Pumpkin kit. So many people heeded the call and subscribed that it’s sold out. There will be no possibility of getting this kit not even a refill. The warehouse area where the March kits were is like Mother Hubbard’s cupboard, it’s bare, empty. There’s nothing there, nada. However don’t despair, go ahead and subscribe and use the promo code SAVEFIFTY0418 and if you’re a new subscriber you’ll get 50% off not just the April ( get it 04/18) kit but the May kit too. So for basically it’s, depending on your POV, either two for the price of one or buy one get one free. Either way you need to subscribe and you have to be a NEW subscriber.

Now you have links below for my Online Store, Paper Pumpkin and to join my team. Use one, or two, heck use all three. See you Wednesday

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Feeling Fine

Happy fantastic Friday my sweet dumplings. I woke up today and I finally felt like stamping. I had a piece of Lemon Lime Twist cardstock and a pattern from the Tutti-Frutti dsp on my crafting table and I felt like doing more than ignoring it for once this week. I had pulled a piece of Real Red cardstock on Wednesday thinking that might get me in a crafting mood, but it didn’t. Well today looking at it the pieces just clicked. So I pulled my ink and stamp set off the shelf and got to work. Here’s the resulting card.

08886561-8B4A-438B-9CC9-EFC746739650I have a Real Red card base that 5 1/2” x 8 1/2” scored at 4 1/4”. I layered a 5”x 3 3/4” piece of Lemon Lime Twist cardstock with a 4 3/4” x 3 1/2” piece of Tutti-Frutti dsp. That attached to the card base with Stampin Dimensionals. Then I used the largest circle from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies to cut a circle from Whisper White cardstock. I stamped my sentiment in Lemon Lime Twist ink. The sentiment, the bowl and the strawberries are all from the Fruit Basket stamp set. I stamped the bowl using Basic Black Ink onto Lemon Lime Twist cardstock and fussy cut it out. I used the strawberry mini-punch to punch out the strawberries that I stamped in Real Red with a Lemon Lime Twist stem. I used Snail to adhere the bowl and Tombow Multi-purpose Glue to adhere the strawberries. I think you’ll like this card as much as I do.

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I’ve shown you how awesome Paper Pumpkin is and explained you can get 30 minutes of relaxing stress relieving for around $20.00/month. I’ve explained if you try it and don’t like it you can simply call or email and cancel. To sweeten the deal because it’s the 5th anniversary of Paper Pumpkin Stampin’ Up is including a special gift. What else do I need to do to get you to TRY IT ??? You need to subscribe by March 10th, that’s TOMORROW people! Don’t miss out on this extra special Paper Pumpkin kit. After March 10th if you subscribe you’ll get the April kit, while I’m sure that kit will be great, there’s no anniversary box or special gift. Come on people you spend more than $20.00/ month at Starbucks. Click the Paper Pumpkin link and subscribe and I’ll do a Facebook Live putting my kit together.

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Now while the opportunity to get the special anniversary Paper Pumpkin kit ends mañana, stampin’ Up’s Sale-a-Bration ends on March 31st. There are two levels of exclusive stamp sets and other goodies. Place a qualifying order of $50.00 or more (but less than $100.00) and you get to pick a Level 1 gift. Place a qualifying order of $100.00 or more (but less than $150.00) and you get to pick either two Level 1 gifts or one Level 2 gift. The clock is ticking down, sooner than you think these exclusive stamp sets, kits and designer series papers will be gone. You can access both the Annual and Occasions catalogs as well as both Sale-a-Bration brochures thru my Online Store by simply clicking the link below.

 

C755ACBF-4B27-4EFE-B2A5-FB8EEFFB853DFinally, I’ve told you my Stampin’ Up story. I signed up as a demonstrator to get a discount on high quality products plain and simple, but got so much more. I have made friends that I never would have met otherwise. I was once part of the “But I’m not crafty” club, but Stampin’ Up has helped me discover that yes I am crafty. Not only am I crafty but I can make really beautiful projects that I’m proud to send to my friends and family.  The best thing is you can try it and if you don’t like it, you can quit with no hard feelings or obligations. For $99.00 you get to pick $125.00 worth of products. That’s right you pick what you want, there’s no pre-selected kit and you get to keep it if you decide it’s not for you. Plus during Sale-a-Bration Stampin’ Up let’s you pick two additional stamp sets as a sort of welcome gift. If you enjoy paper crafting and making home decor pieces Stampin’ Up just might be for you. Best of all if it’s not nobody is going to bug you about leaving. However here’s a fact for you to mull over while you decide. Over 90% of all Stampin’ Up demonstrators are Hobby demonstrators. They don’t hold workshops or classes. They might sell to friends that they craft with, but basically they joined because they love the products and demonstrators get them at a discount, they get to see and purchase new products before the general public does, and they get to attend special Stampin’ Up events. Sale-a-Bration is the best time to join. Take a “Test Drive” if it’s not for you, a simple email to Stampin’ Up and you’re no longer a demonstrator, but you’ve got $125.00 worth of great products plus two additional stamp sets. Take a chance there’s no way you’ll regret at least trying. Just use the Join my Team link below.

That’s it for me dumplings, now don’t forget.

1. Use the link and check out the catalogs and the Sale-a-Bration brochures via my Online store

2. Subscribe to Paper Pumpkin, do it NOW. If you don’t find completing that special March anniversary kit fun, simply cancel your subscription.

3. Give serious thought to taking a “ Test Drive” as a Stampin’ Up demonstrator. I wasn’t sorry and I don’t think you’ll be either.

Well my sweet dumplings that’s all from me for today. Have an awesome weekend and . . .

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Happy Monday my sweet dumplings, I have every hope that you’re starting your week off in good spirits.  That being said I have some news that I have hinted at, but not explained primarily because Miss Hammie isn’t a “share-er”, one who shares however you say that. Anywho, Miss Hammie already told you that her doctor saw some things she didn’t like and made suggestions Miss Hammie didn’t like. So then Miss Hammie went to see a nutritionist who studied the information from the doctor and she wasn’t any happier than the doctor and put Miss Hammie on a “Nothing Miss Hammie likes” diet. This is all old news to you dumplings, right? What I didn’t share was that there could be some pretty dire consequences if Miss Hammie doesn’t get this right. I spent part of Thursday and a major part of Friday grocery shopping which now includes reading labels for not only ingredients, but levels related to the daily values of fats, sodium etc. Scouring aisles looking for something, anything that flavor-wise will resemble some of the treats I’ve been “advised” not to eat at all or like cookies have been severely limited. I ask you dumplings who eats one cookie a day!  I had finally gotten to a point where I was satisfied with “Sugar in the Raw” now it’s Stevia or nothing and she would prefer nothing. Dumplings my downfalls have always been sweet and salty, especially salty.  The long and the short of it my dear sweet dumplings is I’m going to be AWOL for a bit while I adjust to eating a very close to all plant-based diet. I say close because I know myself and I may cheat once or twice. However I believe with an internal stern talking to myself about pitfalls and consequences that I can do it and get my numbers where they need to be. I will be posting projects and anyone that follows me will get a notification. The truth is I believe if I give myself a couple of weeks that I’ll be in the right headspace to deal with where I am right now.

Don’t forget that Sale-a-Bration ends the 31st of March please don’t miss out on some beautiful exclusive products from Stampin’ Up. I don’t know about you, but between the Annual and Occasions catalog I can order $50.00 worth of products without blinking an eye.  For example are you fond, or in love with, the 2016-2018 InColors? Those would be Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy, Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach and Sweet Sugarplum. Well they’re going away, so if you love them you would be wise to order them now. That includes cardstock, ink pads, Stampin’ Write markers and re-inkers. Need a new stamp set for Easter and saw the perfect one in the Occasions catalog. Between those items alone you’ve probably qualified for an exclusive Sale-a-Bration item.

If you need catalogs contact me, I’m more than happy to send you one of both active catalogs and the Sale-a-Bration brochures. They can also be access thru my online store.

There’s still time, but not a lot of it, to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin and receive the extra special limited anniversary edition that contains a special gift. Just do it by March 10th. These kits are all inclusive you might need a pair of scissors. Most kits can be completed in about 30 minutes. They are a great way to introduce your children or grandchildren to crafting and spending quiet time in these hectic go, go, go times we live in. The cost is about $20.00/month or you can sign up for a 3, 6, or 12 month prepaid subscription. If you try it and don’t like it just cancel, it’s that easy.

Finally, have you ever considered signing up to be a Stampin’ Up demonstrator? Now is the very best time as you get to pick two extra stamp sets from either catalog to add to your starter kit and they’re free, a gift from Stampin’ Up. Your starter kit,or Ultimate Bundle as our team calls it, consists of $125.00 worth of Stampin’ Up products that you select and you only pay $99.00 for it. That’s not always the case with direct sales. You also receive various business supplies like order forms etc. When you sign up you get a 20% discount on future orders. The important thing is it’s your business to run pretty much the way you want. I know the apprehension that you’re feeling, I felt it too. Here’s a fact that might help over 90% of all Stampin’ Up demonstrators are what are called Hobby demonstrators. They don’t have workshops/parties. They joined because they love the products and getting them at a 20% discount, being able to see and order new products first appealed to them. Now they may sell to their friends that they craft with but that’s it. If you don’t like selling then you don’t have to. Another really great thing is you’re under no obligation to stay, if you try it and don’t like it simply email Stampin’ Up and that’s it. There’s no penalty, no fee to leave. It’s like any other job, if it’s not the right fit, you leave.

I’m adding some links below to my Online Store where you can access catalogs and place orders, to Paper Pumpkin where you can subscribe (do it by 3/31/18, it’s just $20.00) and to join my team. I’m hoping to pop in again this week. Love ya bunches dumplings.

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New, New, New

Happy Sunday dumplings, we’ve talked about the awesome promotion that is Sale-a-Bration.  Very soon there will be additional exclusive items that you can get for FREE when you place a $50.00 or $100.00 order. Miss Hammie can hear her mother’s voice saying, “If you have to pay $50.00 it’s not free”.  Well here’s the thing dumplings let’s say it’s ummm April (Sale-a-Bration ends 3/31/18) and your dear old Miss Hammie places a $50.00 order, I’ll get the things I ordered period no extra item. However during Sale-a-Bration I can choose an exclusive item from the collection in the Sale-a-Bration brochure. Sort of reminds me of a certain grocery chains Friday Freebie. Do you know anyone who isn’t going to think of something else that they need when they go to get their Friday Freebie? Me neither.  Anywho I’m going to give you a little sneaky peeky at one of the new items. Has Miss Hammie ever shared with you dumplings how much she loves foiled paper? It’s all shiny and the designs are all sparkly, hint, hint. Here’s a card I made with some “special” shiny foiled paper. The Thick Whisper White cardbase is standard size 51/2” x 81/2” and scored at 41/4”. I used my Big Shot to cut out the sentiment and the three hearts using a die from the Lots to Love Box Framelits Dies. The sentiment is from the Sure Do Love You stamp set. I placed it on a square of Gold foil paper. I cut that out with one of the scalloped squares from the Layering Squares Framelits Dies. The Lots to Love Box Framelits Dies and the Sure Do Love You stamp set can be purchased as the Sure Do Love You bundle saving you 10% over the cost of buying them separately. These items are found in the Occasions catalog. The gold and silver foil paper that I used for the hearts is available in the Annual catalog. I love this card and you will too.

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Lets see what else you need to remember.  You can access the online versions of the Annual and Occasions catalogs and the Sale-a-Bration brochure via my Online Store. Just click the My Online Store link.

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If you’ve thought it over and decided “I want to be like Miss Hammie and save money on beautiful papercrafting supplies by joining her team”. Well you can do that online by clicking the Join My Team link below. However if you’re still on the fence and want to talk it over send me an email and we can connect and discuss it.

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Well dumplings I’ll be back tomorrow with another card so

TTFN