• Coffee and Cards,  Masculine Cards

    Red White and Blue Grateful card.

    Red White and Blue Grateful Did you know that I do a Then and Now card idea?? What is it?? Well, I have over 10 different card ideas from 2010 that I thought would be fun to see how we can recreate them with Now, current items. This card was from March and the Red White and Blue Grateful is perfect for this weekend. However, I thought it would be a fun idea for a guy card too. Thoughts?? So the card on my iPad is the card from 2010. Do you remember when we had the two different sized rollers?? Ohhh yes that ‘hero – courage’ was on a…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Flowers Butterflies Flowers and Butterflies

    Flowers Butterflies Flowers and Butterflies Here we are another week gone from May. There is so much to do and SO much that still needs to be done. Joe has been home and you know how that goes… distractions and laughs. Yes, laughs… because of all the silly things that have happened. Rain and more Rain add in a little travel. I am bummed because I forgot to get a photo of the amazing orange iris that started to bloom on Friday. I forgot about that color!! And she is a beauty. However, this above photo was AMAZING!! I heard the bee. Although I could not see it. It was…

  • Fancy Fold,  YouTube video

    Hey There Latte Love Fun Fold card idea

    Hey There Latte Love Are you needing an easy fun fold. I am loving the Little Latte Suite, for the Hey There Latte Love card. I bet you are shocked by that. NOT!! Ohhh, and there is a video on this one too. I will say that there is some fussy cutting. Why??? Because those cups needed to be added to the side/inside of this card. There is a die cut for the cup tops. However, the front three are fussy cut. Wanted to be sure to share a few different pages so that you can see all the different designs. I can see this as a possible Father’s Day…

  • Stampin Up News/Deals

    Free Shipping Next Tuesday, orders over $75

    Free Shipping Next Tuesday I love when we get great notice on stuff! Today is that day! Free Shipping Next Tuesday on orders over $75. So if you have a list now is the time to get your orders ready! However, I also feel the need to remind you about…. Get an extra $82 FREE! When you join the shopping club. This way you get new In-Colors and $125 worth of product that YOU pick! Seriously this is an AMAZING deal. No, you do not need to do what I do. Shop, and get a minimum discount of 20% on all of your orders.. hang out with the Inky Whisper…

  • 3D Thursday,  Boxes, Tags and Bags

    Double Toolbox my 3D Thursday FREE Tutorial

    Double Toolbox my 3D Thursday I am excited for this weeks, Double Toolbox my 3D Thursday . This is my last week before our summer break. Ohhh, wait that is not true… We are doing a blog hop later this month…. That is one you are not going to want to miss!! Ready for a look?? Here we go… I shared my idea with Joe. I also told him that I was doing some Paper engineering. He looked at me like I was crazy, haha. You mean like a train engineer, Geeez. (Dad I did add this story for you!!) Anyway, I have been doing some things with this stamp…

  • Stamp Camp/class

    Date Change All about the Guys class

    Date Change All about the Guys Happy Tuesday!! Please make a NOTE that there is a date change for the All about the Guys class. I was able to sign up for a craft fair for this exact day. I know that it is a Holiday weekend and there were several that could not make it. I sure hope that this helps!! All the rest of the information is the same. The new date is Saturday, June 1 You will find all of that HERE!! I am very excited about this class and hope that you can join me now. Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Kitties Flowers Trees and a Project this week.

    Kitties Flowers Trees and a Project Welcome back to another week on the homestead. This week I have Kitties Flowers Trees and a Project. There are two constants here. As always, Kitties and isn’t there always a Project?? It sure feels like it. I want to be sure that everyone had an amazing Mother’s Day also!! As you can see from the first photo… Henry, Wayne and Joe decided to put the stereo speakers in the family room windows. I will say that It was nice working out back and having some great tunes!! Flowers We have moved on from Daffodils and Tulips to Irises. I was bummed because I…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mom’s!!

    Happy Mother’s Day to all I wanted to pop is and with ALL the Mom’s the best day ever!! Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mom’s!! You know that I will be spending it in my favorite way… out in the garden. I went to see my Mom yesterday. I was super happy to get to spend time with her. I brought her some goodies and know that she will have a good day. Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Mystery Card Night

    May 2024 Mystery Card Night, plenty of time!!

    May 2024 Mystery Card Night You know that I can savor a secret. Plus, hold off on opening a box, right?? YES, I love a good fun fold too. Join me for the May 2024 Mystery Card Night, there is plenty of time yet to get in on the card making. You can catch the replay… HERE!! Are you new?? Well, you are in luck! We love fun folds around here. We do a new one every month for Mystery Card Night. The cuts get posted on both FB and YT. You can get them here. I hope that you enjoy this fold as much as I did. I look…

  • In-Colors

    Introducing the 24-26 In Colors and comparisons

    Introducing the 24-26 In Colors and comparisons Join me for a look at all five of our new colors. I am Introducing the 24-26 In Colors and comparisons with other colors that you should be familiar with… Peach Pie I will be going in alphabetical order… Do not want to offend any of these amazing colors, hahaha!! Although there are MANY different colors… I wanted to try and give you an idea of the true colors and compare things that I thought would be similar. I started this one is Pumpkin Pie, I felt that this was the perfect darker version of Peach Pie. And as you can see I…

  • Uncategorized

    Kcup holder from Sherri for 3D Thursday

    Kcup holder from Sherri for 3D Here is a GREAT idea from Sherri this week. The Kcup holder from Sherri for 3D Thursday. What a great office gift to bring a smile. I use these for fun craft fair ideas too. Guys, be sure to leave some love for Sherri over on the 3D Thursday page. This is her last post with us, she will be missed!! See what I mean. How about a coffee, tea or hot chocolate lover?? It really would be perfect. The Little Latte Love suite is so dang cute. I have been using it, PLUS I used it for the Birthday Bash. Which I am…

  • Stamp Camp/class

    All about the Guys Stamp Camp, join me!

    All about the Guys Stamp Camp With June coming including Father’s Day around the corner.I figured that we needed a fun All about the Guys Stamp Camp to celebrate! Join me for a day of fun and stamping! We will be making four cards and a gift card holder. Sentiments? Well, there will be options. You know how I love options! Here is what you need to know… for $25 or FREE with a $40 purchase you will be making four cards with different bundles/stamps, including envelopes! Plus, a super fun gift card holder. Yes, muffin cookies are included! Want to join me? Either email, text or call me by…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Fun News Flowers and Bricks in the garden

    Fun News Flowers and Bricks Ohhhh, it has been a week. The weather has been amazing… Yes, we have had some raid, however, my plants are much happier!! Today I have Fun News Flowers and Bricks in the garden. Starting off with a Tree Frog that decided it wanted to hang out on the screen off the family room. It was driving the kitties crazy too. Hahaha. Yes, It is totally that time of year… Flowers… I found two of these hanging baskets when Kim and I went to one of the local greenhouses. Thank you for joining me Kim!! Yes we found several treasures AND I did get Mother’s…

  • 3D Thursday

    Twila and 3D Thursday Gum or Gift Card

    Twila and 3D Thursday Gum Happy Thursday everyone… Today Twila and 3D Thursday Gum or Gift Card holder. Which would you use it for?? I am thinking both?? Maybe? I like this idea because it really could be used for so many things.. ENJOY!!! Do you see what I mean?? I think I am going to use these for Graduation gift card holders. Decorate them with what that person likes. It can be ANY color and ANY paper. I think that you could do a couple different kinds of closures too. This one the flower seals it. However, you could use Velcro or even a Magnet depending on how you…

  • In-Colors,  Stampin Up News/Deals,  Team Meeting

    Shopping Club Join Special 24-26 InColors.

    Shopping Club Join Special Are looking for not only a great deal but a way to continue to save $$?? The Shopping Club Join Special with the 24-26 In Colors for FREE might be what you are looking for. Here is what you get… All of the above for the same $99 and FREE shipping too!! The above is a value of $207 (plus $22.77 shipping savings). Dang that is a deal. Do you love all of the new colors?? Have the ‘Want it all’ mentality?? Well now you can get lots more for your money. Ohhh but wait there is more!! You also get a minimum of 20% off…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Greenhouse Blooming Flowers and Kitties.

    Greenhouse Blooming Flowers and Kitties This week has been fun… Of course it was my birthday on Sunday. But I have a ton for you this week. Including a Greenhouse Blooming Flowers and Kitties of course! Starting with a trip to the greenhouse and of course a cold snap. So I pulled up my little greenhouse to put on the porch. Worked like a charm. So very happy that I had it. There are many many new perennials inside. Can you see them?? Yes, several have flowers too. I know, not all are blooming, however, that apple is gorgeous!! I bloomed all through the cold snap and still today while…

  • 3D Thursday

    Darlas 3D Thursday Country Birdhouse tutorial

    Darlas 3D Thursday Country Birdhouse Guys, you get Birdhouses two weeks in a row. I am super excited to share Darlas 3D Thursday Country Birdhouse. I sure hope that you will leave Darla some love over on fb. Without further ado… Looks simple enough, right?? Well, just wait. Some Timber 3D embossing folder, wish I would have thought of that, last week, hahaha. I can tell you that I LOVE this suite. Anyway back to Darla. All of these dies are included in the Country Birdhouse dies. I love how Darla colored her bluebird. Grab your Stampin’ Blends. Ready for the side view?? See what I mean. No do not…

  • blog hop,  Paper Pumpkin Possibilities

    Delicate Wings PP Possibilities Blog Hop

    Delicate Wings PP Possibilities Blog Hop Welcome hoppers!! Today for the Delicate Wings PP Possibilities Blog Hop I wanted to make a card that used mostly stuff from the box. I only added Lost Lagoon and Basic Beige cardstock. Using not only the envelope flap for the pocket… the champagne foil for the deckled circle. I did fussy cut the butterfly body to separate it from the layer piece. Trim off the sentiment and use that on the inside. Why?? Because there is a TON going on for the front, right?? Back to the butterfly. I also used one of the loose butterflies for a backer on the BIG one.…

  • Stamp Camp/class

    April 2024 Ding Dong Ditch Flowering Zinnias

    April 2024 Ding Dong Ditch Here we go… All you want and need to know about this online class. The April 2024 Ding Dong Ditch Flowering Zinnias has a ton to offer!! What do I mean?? Well, You get cardstock, patterned paper, ribbon and embellishments. Plus you can add on this AWESOME stamp set to complete the cards as instructed. Here is what you kit will include… How much does it all cost?? Although this one has extra cardstock, the cost is still low… Total $17 (shipping extra $5). Curious about the cards?? Well be sure to check out my live Wednesday Night. I will be sharing the cards. Yes,…

  • Stampin Up News/Deals

    NEWS Clearance Rack Refresh TODAY!!

    NEWS Clearance Rack Refresh All you need is a link and I know you will find some great new treasures.. Be sure to use this link for easy shopping!! This amazing NEWS Clearance Rack Refresh is great because you can also some the last chance items too. Please let me know if you need some help!! Guys with the Butterfly Birthday Bash last weekend, I hate to say that I spend my whole week working on stuff. The kitties did nothing crazy or funny?? All the flowers are still blooming. The apple trees are all puffy white with blooms too. I will share more next week. I know it is…

  • Paper Share

    Part 2 Annual Catalog Shares Pretties.

    Part 2 Annual Catalog Shares Here we are at Part 2 Annual Catalog Shares this is all the pretties. What do I mean?? This is all the ribbon and embellishments. And there are plenty!! Seriously, 13 new embellishments and 8 new ribbons. Lets start with all those beautiful embellishments. Get a little of each of these all for the cost of $16.57. Now let’s look at the ribbon. You know that I already have 6 of these already. Do you need to see them?? Let me know!! You will get two yards of each of the above ribbons and they will be nicely organized for you. I could not give…

  • 3D Thursday,  Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Home Decor,  In-Colors,  Technique

    Hello Friend Candy Birdhouse for 3D Thur

    Hello Friend Candy Birdhouse This week I am excited to share this awesome idea!! This week for 3D Thursday it is my turn. Here is what I have for you, Hello Friend Candy Birdhouse. I am using several new items. Let’s see if you can find them. I am so loving this color combo, how about you? The new Petunia Pop and Highland Heather I think is a new favorite! Adding in something that you know I already love, woodgrain and flowers. Although you may be curious about these new items?? You will need to wait until May. The Country Birdhouse bundle and Country Woods DSP are in the new…

  • Paper Share

    Part 1 2024 Annual Catalog Share info.

    Part 1 2024 Annual Catalog Share It is that time again… we have a new catalog coming and you know what that means!! New stuff and all that goes with it. Here is Part 1 2024 Annual Catalog Share information. Yes, there is a part two which includes ribbons and embellishments. However, let’s start off with all those BEAUTIFUL papers. There are 11 new Designers Series Papers (patterned papers)… All of these papers are beautiful. I was able to see most of them in Houston. I am offering two different options this time for the DSP’s. Option 1 – get the regular paper share as I have always done it…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Bricks Flowers Tea and Butterfly fun

    Bricks Flowers Tea and Butterfly There are a ton of bricks. Although some are in current use. These however are not, anymore. This week on the Homestead its all about Bricks Flowers Tea and Butterfly fun with a friend. Dad, do you know where the bricks are from?? Yes, you should you supervised. Joe and I have been debating on whether to remove them or not. And yes, I have a couple ideas on where these are going instead. You know that I will share when these things are started. Stay tuned!! I started in on the weeds this last weekend. However, I needed to stop and check out the…

  • Craft Room

    Do you NEED a 24-25 Annual Catalog?

    Do you NEED a 24-25 Annual Catalog Ohhh this is the question I have for you today, Do you NEED a 24-25 Annual Catalog?? If you want my two cents the answer is… YES!! I am loving all the fun new ideas in here. There are card ideas for miles. There are some techniques and soo much more. So I ask you, Do you want one?? Please comment below or let me know, so that I can add you to my list! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Craft Room,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    Reminders Paper Pumpkin and BB Bash

    Reminders Paper Pumpkin and BB Bash Today there are a BUNCH of things that you need to know. Reminders Paper Pumpkin and BB Bash (Butterfly Birthday Bash). Ohhh, do not forget about Mystery Card Night too!! Let’s start with the April Paper Pumpkin. You know how excited I am about this.. Butterflies.. Heck yeah!! There is a die cut add on for this one too. I will be sure to share in my live Wednesday!! Ohh yeah, join me in the morning on YouTube for our second look at the March Memorable Meadows box. Today (Wednesday) is the last day to sign up!! I know you will not want to…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    A Look Back and Signs of Spring work

    A Look Back and Signs of Spring Here is a blast from the past. This happened 14 years ago. Joe and I were married right here on the Homestead. That is a Look Back and Signs of Spring all in one, right?? My craft room was our ceremony site. The kitchen and family room were the site of the rest of the festivities. I always say that there is good mojo in the craft room and this is one of the reasons. Both of our families were here, Trevor was home too. Remember back then he was a Marine about to be deployed for the first time. Lots of great…

  • Fairs / Events,  Stamp Camp/class

    Butterfly Birthday Bash 2024 cutoff

    Butterfly Birthday Bash 2024 cutoff Ohhh, time is running out. Yes, I have spots left. I would love for you to join me for Butterfly Birthday Bash 2024 cutoff is April 10. There is only 5 more days. Did you sign up and you have a friend that would like to come too. I would love for them to join us too. Here is the break down about what you can expect… Let me also add that you will not use all of the items in your goodie bag. I sure hope that you get all sorts of ideas. Cost $95. Ohhh but wait there is more… We have a…

  • 3D Thursday

    Darlas Flowering Zinnia Seed 3D Thursday

    Darlas Flowering Zinnia Seed Are you thinking about Mother’s Day yet?? Apparently someone is already. Check out Darlas Flowering Zinnia Seed for 3D Thursday this week. She has come up with a super cute holder that works perfectly with the Flowering Zinnia paper. This could be a fun way to send some seeds to a friend for their birthday or even no reason at all. Are you looking for a different way to give a gift card too?? You can attach it to the back of the seed packet. I could soo see this with more than one packet too. Ohh, this with the Perennial Lavender paper too. Add in…

  • Fancy Fold,  YouTube video

    Watercolor with Inspirational Sketches two ways

    Watercolor with Inspirational Sketches two ways Are you on the fence with the Inspirational Sketches?? I am hoping that after today that will change!! Watercolor with Inspirational Sketches two ways. No matter if you are on Team Purple or not I think both of these WORK!! Tell me in the comments what you think? Need a closer look?? So I think that maybe the title of this post might be a little bit off? Well, maybe not. I not only used the White but the Green too. Both of these are gate folds too. At the end of this post is the link to the video (in case you missed…