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.


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,


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.

And the Sale Goes On

Happy Monday my sweet dumplings super pumped to be here with you.  Sound the saluting trumpets and drums. Why? Simple, the Online Extravaganza continues today.

I know, I know, you want Miss Hammie to tell you what’s included in the list of goodies today. Well, today you still get a 10% savings  on selected stamps and kits from the Stampin’ Up Annual catalog. Need a bigger reminder?


Is that big enough? As in previous days I’m adding a direct path to what’s available via my online store.

My Online Store


It’s Sale Time


Hello my sweet dumplings as I explained in my  hastily added post yesterday Stampin’ Up is having a (insert trumpet salute here) Three Day Online Extravaganza. Selected items in three groups, Paper & Embellishments; Stamps & Kits; and Tools and Ink will be available at 10% off. It’s like getting free shipping, cost wise. Over the three days nearly every item in the Annual catalog will be on sale for 10% off its regular price. Sweetnesses remember that Miss Hammie said nearly, so there will be some exclusions. I told you it was an extravaganza and to me 10% off nearly all the items is an extravaganza. I’m listing a direct link to the items being sold today via my online store. This the day to pick up that paper or those embellishments you wanted for those cards or the pages of those memory books you making as gifts. My suggestions for simple traditional holiday cards would be Whisper White, Garden Green and Real Red or Cherry Cobbler cardstock. When ordering paper the question is always “How much should I order?”. Remember you can make two standard size (51/2 in. X 41/4in.) from one piece of cardstock. Don’t forget a roll of coordinating ribbon or some other embellishment. It never hurts to add a little sparkle.

Heres the link:

My Online Store


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.


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.

Paper Pumpkin

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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.


Now it’s time for business talk.


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.


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.


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



My Online Store

Paper Pumpkin

Join My Team


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.


My Online Store

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Busy Busy Busy

Happy Friday dumplings, as you can tell from the title of my post Miss Hammie is up to her ear lobes in cardstock, clear blocks, dsp, framelits and ink. Busy little bee is what I am so today’s blog is all business reminders.


This sale ends on January 2, 2018 and lots of great products will no longer be available.


The reservation window  for this awesome positioning tool closes on Saturday and you won’t be able to order one again until June when Stampin’ Up’s new Annual catalog goes live. Speaking of going live there is a great catalog waiting in the wings to go live on January 3, 2018, the Occasions catalog.  This is also the day that Sale-a-Bration begins.  I used a bundle from the Occasions catalog to create my sister’s birthday card that I shared with you yesterday. The Bubble Over bundle is just a tiny example of the goodness in the Occasions catalog.  And I haven’t even shared any of the Sale-a-Bration goodies yet, but I will before it goes live.

What Miss Hammie wants you to do is head to my online store  ,just click on the link, and check out the End of Year Sale and Clearance Rack sections, there are more bargains than you can shake a credit card at.

Well I need to get back to my card making while you shop. Be good dumplings and